Adams Central High School - Cen Trails Yearbook (Monroe, IN)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 72 of the 1954 volume:
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Noah Neuenschwander, Daniel Lantz, Harold Schwartz, Evan Yake, William
Linn, Floyd Mitchell. We the student-body and faculty wish to thank the school
board for their time and untiring efforts given in support of our new school.
Lester Adler-President of School Hugh T8I6'ASSiSI8HI Sl-1P6fil'1' Gail Grabill-Superintendent of
Board. ielldem- Schools.
Compliments of RS St M Studio and Dutch Mill, Bluffton
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Ashbaucher's Tin Shop, Decatur
B. S. Indiana Uni-
English, Library, B. S
Bob Jones University.
Phy. Ed., B, S. Man -
Ass't Coach,Phy. Ed.
Commerceg B. S.
Ind. Arts, B. S. Ball
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versity, Hartford Seminary, teaches
farm training to veterans
The teachers party at Bluffton C. C. C. camp
Our janitor, Joe Baumgartner
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The Judges at the F. F. A.
and Home Ec. party
The teachers feed their faces
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Carol Yoder . .
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We began our freshman yearwith42 students enrolled. Officers were elected at the beginning of the year. They
were: President, Harold ArnoldpVice-President, Pearl Huserg Secretary, Patty Beitlerg Treasurer, Lester Egly, Our
sponsor was J. E. Thacker. We enjoyed our first high school class party at the gymnasium in April.
Back again as sophomores. The name of "green freshmen" could no longer be pinned on us. The officers of
that year were: President, Junior Nussbaum, Vice -President, Sherman Arnold, Secretary, Juanita Sapp, Treasurer,
Patty Beitler: and Wilbert Lightle was the sponsor. r
To give our class treasury a boost, we collected class dues from each member. We had one party at the
Bluffton C. C. C. Camp. .
As juniors we participated in many activities: the magazine, bracelet, and emblem sales and we sponsored
the skating party. We also gave our class play entitled "The Hoosier Schoolmaster".
The Junior class officers were: President, Lester Eglyg Vice -President, Jack Hendricks, Secretary, Ruth Busseg
Treasurer, Junior Nussbaum, and the sponsors were Mr. Ray and Mr. Erdel.
At last the big day arrived. We are seniors! But we are minus six of our class members. Patty Beitler married
a classmate, Harold Arnold, Juanita Sapp married a graduate, Paul Sowardsg Jack Hendricks joined the U. S. Marinesg
Caro Moser transferred to Berne, and Albert Thompson moved.
Senior officers are: President, Sherman Arnoldg Vice-President, Junior Nussbaumg Secretary, Ruth Busseg
Treasurer, Carol Yoder, Sponsors, Mr. Haggard and Mr. Hedges.
For our class colors we chose lavender and white. Our class flower is the red rose and our motto is "Our past
failures will be guideposrs for our future success."
To make moneyfor our senior trip we have had the concessions at ball games,competed in the magazine sales
fwe wonj, had bake sales, and sold Christmas Cards.
On May 10 we are to make a trip to Washington D. C. and everyone is looking forward to it. The Baccalaureate
service is to be held May 16 and Commencement exercises on May 19.
With our high school days coming to a close, we the "seniors of 54" feel very happy and fortunate to be the
first class to graduate from the new building of the Adams Central High School.
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Sherman is one of our yell leaders,
A rough time he gives all the
President 4, Vice-President 2: An-
nual Staff 3, 4: Newspaper 3, 4:
Central-Airs 3, 4: Softball 3:
Chorus 3, 4: Class Play 3: Cheer
Norma is a Senior gal, To all of
us she is a pal.
Rekamemoh Club 1, 2, 3, 4,
Rekamemoh Vice-President 4:
Pep Club 2, 3, 4: Class Play 3:
Raymond Becher, Jr.
Raymond is really a swell guy.
like to hear N. C.'s reply.
Basketball 1: Photography Club 3: Pep
Club 4: Annual Staff 4: Newspaper 3.
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Carl always sleeps in Hedge's
class, He thinks the hour will ne ver
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Asst. Reporter
4: Pep Club 4: Band 1, 2, 3, 4:
Chorus 1,2,3,4: Newspaper 3, 4.
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Decatur Industries, Decatur
Lester isa basketball star, Theda can be
found in his car.
Class Treasurer 1: Annual Staff 3, 4,
President 3: Student Council 3, 4:
C-men's Club 3, 4: Class Play 3: Base-
ball 4: Basketball 1, 2, 4: Track 3:
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Ruth is always in a hurry, She
never seems to have a worry.
Decatur 1, 2nd, Team Yell Leader
2: Chorus 2: Class Secretary 3, 4:
Annual Staff3, Annual Staff Editor
4: Art Club 3: Rekamemoh Club
Secretary 3: Pep Club 3, 4: Reka-
memoh Club President 4: Class
Play 3: Queens Court 4: Office 4.
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Sonny has a hand for art,
Without him our class
would fall apart,
Art Club 35 Pep Club 3, 45
Chorus 1, 2, 35Newspapers
Donald seems quiet SL shy,
He is really a nice guy,
Class Play 35 Band 1, 2, 3,
45 Chorus 35 Pep Club 45
Library 3, 4.
Nolan drives a '49 Ford,
And in allclasses he seems
to be bored.
Band l,2, F.F.A. 1,2,3,4.
Newspaper 3, Class Play
Compliments of l-laugk's
Plumbing, Heating 8: Ap-
Danny J, Gerber
Danny is a tall lad, Always seems gay instead
F. F. A, 35 Pep Club 45 Band 1, 2, 35 Chorus
1, 35 Library 3.
Faye Eileen Haines
Faye is the quiet. studious type, She never
seems to have a gripe.
Jefferson l, AnnualStaff4, Rekamemoh Club
4, Class Play 3, Chorus l,2,3,4, Newspaper
3,4, Pep Club 4.
Leon is the red-head in our
Andis always found witha
Basketballlg Baseball 2,3,
4g Chorus 4g Class Play 3,
Pep Club 4g F.F. A, 1,2,3,
4g Track 2g C-Mens Club
Barbara plays the piano very well
Leroy thinks she's just swell.
Annual Staff 4g Rekamemoh Club 1,2,3,4g
Pep Club 2,3,4g Class Play 3g Chorus 1,2,3,
44 Rekamemoh News Reporter 4g Newspaper
3,45 Office 4.
Bob is the blond -haired
lad on the team
Always has a girl in his
car, so it seems.
F. F. A. 2,3,4g Vlce-Presi-
dent 35 C-Mens Club 3,43
Class Play 3g Baseball 45
Softball 35 Basketball 1,2,
Carolyn is always full of fun
But won't admit who is the special one.
Annual Staff 4g Rekamemoh Club l,2,3,4g
Pep Club 2,3,4p Chorus 1,2,3,4g Newspaper
3,4g Class Play 3.
Sigrun is a German lass
And does very well in the
Exchange Student, Reka-
memoh Club 4g Pep Club
, 45 Queen 45 Newspaper 4.
Compliments of Heller 8:
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Alex is from another land
And would like to hold
Art Club 3, Pep Club 4.
Paul is always seen in his
To get to Goldie isn't far.
Band 1,2, Chorus 1,2,3, Art
Club 3, Pep Club 15, Library
3,4, Newspaper 4.
Gene is a famr lad
He's always good never
F. F, A, 1,2,3,4g Reporter
2-3g F. F. A. Crops Judging
Team2,3g Newspaper 3,4g
Class Play 3g Annual 3,4g
Business Manager 4, Office
3g Pep Club 45 Track 35 C-
Men's Club 4.
Compliments of Gerber's
Phyllis is determined to catch a man
That won't be hard, we know she can.
Annual Staff 4, Rekamemoh Club 1,2,3,4,
Asst, Program Chairman of Rekamemoh 3,
Class Play 3, Office 4.
Dick can really get off the floor
When he opens his mouth out comes a roar.
Cheerleader 4, Band 1, Basketball 1,2.
Philip James Nussbaum, Jr.
Junior is Conrries' beau
She think he's quite the romeo.
President 2, Vice President 4, Class Treas-
urer 3, Annual Staff 4, Student Council 3
C-Men's Club 3,4, Class Play 3, Baseball 4:
Softball 2,3, Basketball 1,2,3,4, Track 2,3
4, Newspaper 3.
William Joseph Ross
Bill is always teasing the girls
He uses tor1i's to get his curls.
C-Men's Club 2,3,4, Track 2,3,4, Softball
3, Baseball 4, Basketball 1,3,4.
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Harry is a farmer's son
Alwaysgets his work done.
F,F,A, l,2,3,4, Annual
Staff 4, Photography Club
3, Chorus 1, Class Play 3,
Shirley is always on the
How she does it we all
ArtC1ub 3, Rekamemoh 1,
2,3,4, Pep Club 2,3,4,
Class Play 3, Chorus 1,
Newspaper Editor 3,4.
Bob always has a smile on
You always find him in
some good place.
Photography Club 3, F. F.
A. 1,2,3,4, F. F. A. Report-
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Class Play 3, Chorus 1,
Track 3, Basketball 1.
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And for her date she is al-
Rekamemoh Club 1,2,3,4g
Pep Club 2,3g Class Play
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David is a quiet boy
Tohis teachers heis a joy.
F. F. A. 1,2,3,4g Library 3.
Carol never seems to be
sad or lonely
Since she has chosen Leroy
as her one and only,
Class Treasurer 4, Annual
Staff 4, Rekarnemoh Club
1,2,3,4, Pep Club 2,3,
Class Play 3, Queens Court
4, Newspaper 4.
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Ronnie is the tall one of our class
And would like to be seen with a Monroe lass.
Class Play 35 PepC1ub 45 Band 1,2,3,4, State
Math. Contest 2g Newspaper 4.
Jean is always nice and neat
Her smile is always pleasant and sweet,
Jefferson 1 ,Rekamemoh 4, Pep Club 4, Class
Play 3, Chorus 2.
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Well, here we are, the year of 1970, having a reunion of the 1954 class.
Our reunion is being held at the Great National Park in Monroe, Indiana, don-
ated by Jean Weaver who now owns 40 parks over the United States.
My, it certainly seems good to talk to all of our class mates once more.
Of course, you know that Shirley Ploughe is President of the United States
now. Hurrah! Just what we need, a woman president. She tells us that Carl
Bluhm is now her private secretary and he is doing a very fine job.
Sigrun Karsunky and Alexander Gorb who were married in Germany, have
flown back to our reunion and seem very pleased to see us all once more.
Gee Whiz!! What next?! Robert Heare tells us that he has taken over
channel 33, Station WKJG, TV. He has a 30 minute program called"Women
Are Funny." One of his top actresses is Ruth Busse. Mr. Heare says fquotel
She is slowly but certainly running Marilyn Monroe out of business. fUnquotej
Sherman Arnold and Kenneth Frank are now taking over the Dean Martin and
Jerry Lewis program. What a team!
Lester Egly is now coach of the Chicago Cubs and says that Phillip "Junior"
Nussbaum, his star player is in bed with the measles. Junior's doctor, Nolan
Griffiths, says he willhave to stay in bed a week at the least. We're sorry that
Junior couldn't attend the reunion.
William Ross is now in the "Gene Hindenlang Memorial Hospital" with a
broken leg, the results of refereeing a wrestling bout between Phyllis Mattax
and Norma Conrad. Ross says he will never referee a women's wrestling
Richard Longenberger won the 500 mile race at Indianapolis this year.
Raymond Becher placed second in the race. He was driving an Oldsmobile
Special, but he just couldn't catch Longenberger's "zooped up Ford," Velma
Strahm, the Hollywood movie actress, greeted the winner as he finished the
last lap of the race.
Harry Mazelin is now supervising an atomic plant at Magley, Indiana.
Carolyn Hirschy, his assistant, says she is afraid it will blow up and Harry
will be blown apart.
Listen! What's that roar over head? Ajet plane has landed and look who's
climbing out: Paul Hill, the pilot and Danny Gerber, the co-pilot. They are
employed at Baer Field.
Here is Lt. Donald Graber and Gen. Robert Steury. They say they are glad
they enlisted in the army after they graduated. Both are now enjoying their
Ronald Stuckey is now the professor of the Ball State College. He says that
Faye Haines and Barbara Haugk are very efficient teachers. We always knew
they would be a success.
What's this?! Leon Habegger is now a minister of the large Methodist
Church in Washington D. C. He tells us the President attends his church.
Carol Yoder, a beautician, now owns and operates her own shoppe, in New
York. She says business is lousy.
Why, here is another of our classmates, David Ringger. As you know,
David is now the champion hog caller of Indiana.
.This has been a very exciting day for all of us. Now it is time to say
good-bye until our next reunion.
Compliments of Adams County Trailer Sales- Decatur.
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We the graduating class of 54 are proud to publish our will. We will the following treasures to
the fortunate faculty and pupils.
To Mr. Reed we will a loud speaker so he won't have to holler so loud in the assembly.
To Miss Beavers we will a more intelligent group of seniors next year.
To Mrs. Reed we will a smart group of Home Ec. girls who know all about handy craft.
To Mr. Collier we will a good group of architects who will put their thinking ability to work and
design enormous skyscrapers.
To Mr. Arnold we will an intelligent typing class so he won't have to give so many timed-
To Mr. Fruth we will a law class composed of students who will develope into famous lawyers.
To Mr. Watson we will a class of hard-working farmers who will not give him such a hard time
in class time.
To Mr. Hedges we will a quiet and well-behaved group of seniors so he won't have to over-use
To Mr. Haggard we will a tape recorder with his favorite speeches on it, we want him to save
To Miss Beihold we will a library full of new books to satisfy the wants of everyone.
I, Sherman Arnold,will to Jim Bauman my ability to aggravate the teachers and still get excel-
I, Carl Bluhm, will to Donald Barger my ability to sleep in government class.
l, Ruth Busse, will to Elaine Stultz my ability to get along with all the teachers, and to go with
the same guy for a long time.
I, Norma Conrad, will to Janet Shady my natural curly hair and my pretty blue eyes.
I, Lester Egley, will to Roddy Beer my ability to be a basketball star, and to go with a girl from
I, Raymond Becher, will to John Ripley my fast car so he can keep out of reach of the Indiana
State Police as l have done.
I, Kenneth Frank, will to Fred Fox my habit of teasing all the girls around school which makes
them very disgusted with me.
I, Alex Gorb, will to John Bluhm my height and curly hair so if he should go to another country
he will make many friends as l have done in this country.
l, Faye Haines, will to Mary Jane Shaw my quiet ways and nice personality in hopes that she
will use them to her advantage.
I, Barbara Haugk,will to Goldie l-lollopeter my ability to be a good musician and my ability to
go with a tall guy.
I, Carolyn Hirschy, will to Patsy Urick my singing ability in hopes that she will be able to carry
a tune during her senior year.
l, Paul Hill, will to Howard Michaels, my "42" Ford so he won't have to drive his red and grey
"hot rod" everywhere he goes.
I, Gene Hindenlang, will my ability to have faith of becoming a great scientist some day to
Miles Zimmerman, in hopes that he will leam more about flying saucers.
I, Bob Heare, will my "crew cut" to John Rowdon so he won't have to take time to comb his
hair: and also my ability to be a basketball player for the Greyhounds.
I, Leon Habeggar, will to Vernon Ratcliff my ability to drive from Fort Wayne just to come to
A. C. H. S.
I, Danny Gerber, will to David Liby my ability to work at Coppess to earn loads of money while
still in school.
We, Donald Graber and Harry Mazlin, will our quiet ways to Jim Lobsiger, in hopes that he will
make use of them.
I, Dick Longenberger, will to David l-lelrnrich my ability to be a cheerleader, in hopes that he
can boost the basketball team during his senior year.
l, Phyllis Mattax, will to Marinel Striker my ability to drive my dad's car to Decatur on Sun-
I, Junior Nussbaum,will my ability to be a good ball player and my ability to go with a certain
freshman girl to Allen Lehman.
l, Shirley Ploughe, will my intelligence and my ability to be the editor of the Greyhound Ga-
zette to Kay Ann Witte.
l, David Ringger, will to the Senior Class of 55 my ability to get good grades so the teachers
will have a smart group of seniors next year.
l, Bill Ross, will to Gordon Singleton my ability to flirt with all the girls in hopes that this will
help him to find THE ONE.
I, Bob Steury, will my ability to be a friend to all girls in all classes to Dick Rumple.
l, Velma Strahm, will to Florine Hirschy my good sense of humor around school.
We, Ronnie Stucky and Nolan Griffiths, will to Larry Schwartz, our ability to tease all the girls
but we hope they won't get mad at him like they do at us.
L, Sigrun Karsunky,will my ability to be chosen queen of Adams Central High School to Shirley
1,1 Jian Weaver, will to Ruth Mae Weber my ability to sleep in government class and get away
I, Carol Yoder, will to Ardola Parrish my ability to go steady during my senior year.
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Ripley, Vice Presidentg Allen
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Carol Kaehr, Presidentg Sam Girod, Vice
Presidentg Tom Hoffman, Secretary and
Compliments of Stucky and Company, Monroe
Jim Fisher, President: Jerry Sprung-
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Secretary and Treasurer.
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iors came back to Adams Cen-
tral looking forward to two
more years of high school at
good old A. C. H. S. In the
fall we thrilled the public by
presenting the play "Stranger
in the Night." We also spon-
sored a bake sale and scrap
drive to raise money. During
the year we enjoyed two class
Comphmems of Smitn s Scrap Iron Co. - Decatur.
Dee Myron Byerly.
Carolyn Christener, Harold
Dick, Carol Egley, Albert
Egly, Jim Fisher, Bob Fos-
Paul Gerber, Pauline Ger-
ber, Paul Germann, Cather-
ine Habegger, Merlin
Habegger, Roger I-labegger.
Mary l-laugh, Ka y Heare,
Costa l-like, Sharon Hir-
schy, Palmer Inniger,
Bill Kershner, Richard
Landis, Larry Lautzenheis-
er, Diane Liechty, Gene
McKean, Lowell Micheals.
Alan Miller, Arlen Mit-
chel,Jerry Mitchel, Nancy
Parrish, Mary Jane Rice,
Paul Riley. -
Gary Ringger, Marilyn
Roop, Richard Rowd on,
Sonja Schug,Nancy Shoaf,
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Last September we returned
to A. C. H. S. as Sophomores. We
entered the old building in Kirk-
land township and anticipated en-
tering the new one. In January
our dream came true.
Our class activities thus far
have been limited to one class
party. But we have hopes of hav-
ing another party, of ordering our
class rings, and of sponsoring
some money making events for
a boost to our treasury.
Compliments of First State Bank of Berne.
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First Row: Emil Baumgartner, James Baumgartner, Wayne Byerly. Second Row: Ronald Corson, Sandra Cramer, 1
Doris Cauble, Mary Lou Ehrsam, Clarence Eicher, Barbara Fiechter, Arlene Freels, Ronald Gerber. Third Row: I
Emanuel Gerber, Ludmila Gorb, Margaret Griffiths, Patricia Grim, William Hartman, Charles Heare, Carol Hel- S
ler, Edith Hirschy. Fourth Row: Shirley Hirschy, Tommy Hoffman, John Isch, Carol Kaehr, Carole Kershner,
Mary Knittle,Michael Lehman, Cynthia Lehman, Fifth Row: Linda McKean, Richard Knittle, Philip Moser, Mar-
jorie Nussbaum, Leslie Ploughe, Karen Reed, Marcus Ripley, Connie Roe. Sixth Row: Danny Ross, Linda Schug,
Gretchen Schnepp, Flossie Schwartz, Phyllis Singleton, David Smith, Marjorie Sprunger, Jimmy Steiner. Seventh
Row: Virginia Steffen, Betty Steury, Linda Stultz, Danny Stout, Bobby Wechter, Melvin Wolfe, Sonja Yoder,
Menas Wickey. Not Pictured: Solomon Wickey, Barbara Schwartz, Ernest Schwartz, Samuel Girod.
Compliments of - Ceci1e's Beauty Shoppe 8: Haines Garage, Monroe.
We Freshmen started this
year with high spirits. We entered
the old Kirkland High School in
September, and finished the first
semester there. January 18, we
moved into the new Adams Central
We enjoyeda class party, De-
cember 23, at the Kirkland gym.
Mr. Fruth and Mr. Arnold were
appointed our sponsors.
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The Rekamemoh Club com-
pleted its fourth year. Mrs. Reed
was again our sponsor. This year
we hadahayride 8: a. weiner roast
at Hanna Nutman Park with the
F. F. A. boys. Florine Hirschy 81
Richard Kaehr were chosen as the
best dressed farmer Sr his wife.
We hada combined party with the
Decatur Home Ec. Clubat Deca-
tur. This year our Christmas
party was held at Diane Liechty's
house. Before we had our party
we went Christmas caroling. A
Valentine party with each girl
bringing a guest, was enjoyed by
everyone. A field trip to Ft.
Wayne planned. The projects to
make money were selling vanilla
8: serving at the Farmers Insti-
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Lehman, Program Chairman, Shirley Rupert,
Secretary, Mrs. Reed, Sponsorg Ruth Busse,
President, Norman Conrad, Vice-President,
Barbara Haugk, News Reporter,
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S. Yoder, R. Busse, N.Com'ad, S. l-lirschy, S. Ploughe, J. Shady, D. Liechty, C. Habegger, M. Nussbaum, G. Teeple
P. Gerber, M. Roop. 2nd Row: C. Hirschy, C. Kaehr, L. McKean, K. Witte, F. Haines, B. Haugk, P. Singleton,
G. Hollopeter, C. Roe, F.Schwartz, C. Egley, M. Becher. 3rd. Row: M. Ehrsam, M. Griffiths, S. Hirschy, C. Leh-
man, C. Hike, G. Schnepp, S. Bell, S. Rupert, P.Mattax, C. Christener, C. Heller, J. Weaver. 4th, Row: S.Caub1e
B. Steury, K. Heare, N. Shoaf, B. Fiechter, M. Sprunger, R. Weber, E. Stultz, A. Parrish, M. Haugk, K. Snyder
Bottom Row: C. Kirschner, F. Hirschy, C. Yoder, V. Strahm, L. Stultz, V. Steffen, A. Freels, M. Amold, S. Schug,
L. Schug, P. Urick.
Compliment of First State Bank, Decatur.
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Row: C. Heller, M
Ehrsam, L. Schug
A. Freels, L. Stultz
B. Feichter, S
Lehman, L. Mc-
Kean, M. Griffiths.
Fifth Row: F. Fox,
M. Schwartz, J.
Bluhm, A. Miller,J.
Mitchel, L. Mich-
Egly, C. Hike.
Sixth Row: K.
Heare, M. Haugk,
M. Arnold, S. Roop,
S. Schug, M. Bec-
ker, S. Hirschy, C.
Seventh Row: P.
Urick,R. Weber, A.
Stultz, K. Witte, F.
Hirschy, M. Shaw.
Bottom Row: G.
Weaver , S. Ploughe,
C. Hirschy, B.
Haugk, R. Busse, P.
Mattax, N. Conrad,
R. Stucky, C.
This year the Pep Club was again organized by Mrs. Reed. This will make
the third year for the Pep Club. This year, the boys were allowed to join the
Pep Club. It was composed of 80 members. We wore red skirts and slacks
with hocking caps. The Pep Club went to Huntington to watch the Viking Pep .
Club having practice session. We learned many new yells this year with motions. .Qi
The Club received many compliments on its appearance and support of the 1
Compliment of Wemhoff Monument, Arnold Lumber 8a Supply Co., Decatur Hatcheryg Decatur.
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Two members were chosen by
each class to represent the class
at student council meetings.
The council set upa hand book
whichis to govern and control the
activities of the students at
school, and extra curricular
activities. They set the rules for
initiation of Freshmen. They
operated a school store to make
money to pay for films that are
shown to the student body. The
council is constantly improving
each year in its abilities to handle
problems that arise.
President, Larry Schwartzg Secretary, Carol Kaehrg Spon-
sor, Mr. Reed.
Standing, Albert Egly, Gene Hindenlang, Larry Schwartz. S1tt1ng Roddy Beer Carol Kaehr Mr Reed Gretchen
Schnepp. Lester Egly. Jim Fisher.
Compliments of Monroe Washer 8L Repair Service Monroe
Sudduth's Meat Market and Shaffers Decatur
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Standing-Dee Myron Byerly, Donald Graber, Paul Hill, Larry Schwartz. Sitting-Allen Lehman, Miss Beihold,
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Because Adams Central does not employ a full-time school librarian, stu-
dent-librarians have been placed in charge of the library during different f
periods of the day. You have seen these student-librarians at work checking d
returned books, helping other students select books, straightening the maga- Qi
zine racks and doing all the other tasks necessary to a smooth running library.
We appreciate the fine contribution our student librarians have made to our l
school life this year. !
Compliments of Stu1t's Cigar Store, Gerber's Meat Marker, and B1ack's Funeral Horne, Decatur.
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Our staff members for the year have been as follows: Co -editors, Shirley Ploughe, Sherman Arnoldg Business
Manager,John Bluhmg Art Editor and Assistant, Kenneth Frank and Michael Lehmang Adv't.Manager,Jim Lobsigerg
News and Sports Editors, Paul Hill and Roderick Beerg Feature Writers,Carol Egly, Leslie Ploughe, Lowell Michaelsg
News and Sports Reporters, Marjorie Becher, Emanuel Gerber, Pauline Gerber, Mary Haugk, Kay Heare, Costa
Hike, Sharon l-lirschy, Danny Ross, Carol Yoder, Bobby Wector, Phyllis Singleton, Virginia Steffen, Paul Riley,
Cynthia Lehman, Karen Reed, Kay Christener, Kay Witte, Velma Strahm, Sigrum Karsunky, GollieHo1lopeter,
Barbara Fiechter,Dick Rowden, Gary Ringger,and Jimmy Steinerg Agriculture Reporter, Gene Hindenlang, Typists,
Barbara Haugk, Ronald Stuckey, John Rowden, and Carolyn Hirschy.
J. Bluhm, S. Arnold, J. Lobsiger, R.Beer, M. Lehman, P.
Hill, K. Frank, seated Miss Beihold, S. Ploughe.
Extra, extra, read all about it! That is, read all
about the Greyhound Gazette which is doing even
better this year than last year, when the school news-
paper was still in the experimental stage.
Startingwith our October issue we have published
a newspaper monthly. It has been filled with the
activities of our school, besides the interesting fea-
tures, "Personality of the Month," "Right Around
School, There Ought to be a Rule," "inquiring Re-
porter," the editorial with its accompaning cartoon,
and occasional "From the Principa1's Desk," and
"Coach's Comments" features.
The Greyhound Gazette has a circulation of ap-
proximately 150 withacopy of each issue sent to the
county schools, the county Superintendent 's office and
the city Superintendent ofschools ofDanville, Illinois.
Expanding our activities we sponsored a coat
checking service at the home games during the second
semester and have done a little custom work for
some of the teachers.
Our work this year could not have been accomp-
lished without the fine co-operation of each staff
member who is exercising his interest in journalism
plus the splendid supervising of our Greyhound
Gazette advisor, Miss Beihold.
We werealso aided bya larger staff and by having
our own mimeographing machine.
Compliment of Coppess Corner and
Mattax Auto Paint Shop, Monroe.
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The twirlers of A. C. H. S. were
elected September 30, at the Kirk-
land Gym. Five members of the
faculty voted after six girls tried
out. After a hard decision, Marilyn
Arnold, and Carol Egly were chosen
as our majorettes and Gretchen
Schnepp as our drum majorette.
On October 28, at the Piston
game was the band and rwirlers first
time ofperforming in the new gym,
making the formations of Beverage
Everyone said it was very color-
fullto have a band lead by rwirlers
at our high school basketball games.
So it was, and it did show some
talent and hard work. Our congrat-
ulations to you, rwirlers, it was well
done, and enjoyed by everyone.
Keep the good work up and we'11
expect more ofyou next year.
Carol Egly, Gretchen Schnepp, Marilyn Arnold
Compliments of Wall s Bakery Ideal Dairy Products Dick Mansfield Decatur
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Bottom Row: C. Kaehr, L. McKean,M. Nussbaum,F. Haines, B. I-laugk, M. Griffiths, C. Heller, B. Steury, S. Bell,
M. Arnold, C. Egly. 2nd Row: C. Lehman, F. Schwartz, S. Schug, F. Hirschy, G. l-lollopeter, C. l-lirschy, A.
Parrish, M. Shaw, C. Habegger, K. Snyder, S. Roop. 3rd Row: J. Lobsiger, C. Bluhm, L. Michaels, M. Lehman,
P. Riley, M. Rip1ey,J. Sprunger, L. Habegger, A. Egly, D. Byerly. Top Row: Bob Ray, Director, S. Arnold, A
Lehman, P. Moser, L. Schwartz, R. Kaehr, F. Fox, D. Smith, D. l-lelmerich, J. Ripley.
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There are forty-one members in the Adams
Central Mixed Chorus along with our director,
The entire chorus furnished music at the
Commodore -Adams Central basketball game on
December 18 by forming a Christmas tree and
singing "Carol of the Be11s". They also part-
icipated in the county music festival and var-
ious other programs.
The Adams Central boys' quartet better known
as the Central-aires is composed of Sherman
Arnold, Allen Lehman, Larry Schwartz, and Fred
Fox. They started their career in the fall of 1952.
The Central-aire's record of performances
has been rather extensive especially in many
churches. Adams Central is very proud of the
boys and the fine work they have done.
Standing, L. to R.: Sherman Arnold, Allen
Lehman, Larry Schwartz, and Fred Fox.
Compliments of Berne Lumber Co. and The
Habit: Berne Preble Welding and Repair.
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lst row fseatedj L. to R.: P. Germann, L. Schug, S. Schug,K. Baumgartner, F. Schwartz, D. Bluhm, M. Christener,
B. Royer,K. Snyder,D. Byerly,R. Stuckey, C. Mitche1,C. Lehman. 2nd row: J. Mitchel, G. McMil1en, J. Lobsiger,
L. Lautzenheiser, A. Miller, A. Mitchel, B. Wechter, J. Shady, D. Graber, R. Gerber, C. Lehman. 3rd Row: A.
Lehman, C. Bluhm, L. Michaels, L. Schwartz, P. Riley, F. Fox, M. Lehman. Back Row: G. Hollopeter, C. Hike,
C. Heller, B. Steury, N. Shoaf, S. Roop, C. Christener, Bob Ray, Director.
This year under the direction of
Mr. Robert J. Ray the band played
at all home games. Four of these
performances were groups of forma -
tions on the floor and on two oc-
casions the twirlers performed while
the band played. The band also
participated in the county music
festival, the district music contest,
furnished special numbers for the
farmers institute and are now plan-
ning for the Baccalaureate and
Commencement. We also hope to
have a Band Parents Association
started before the end of the year.
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Gillig 8s Doan Funeral Home, Decatur.
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L. Schwartz, P. Riley, A. Miller
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First Row: P. lnniger, H. Mazelin, L. Schwartz, R. Kaeht, Mr. Watson, R. Steury, A. Miller, G. Hindenlang, R.
Landis. 2nd Row: M. Wolfe, D. Stout, B. Kershner, D. Ringger, A. Mitchel, J. Fisher, L. Habegger, C. Bluhm, L.
Lautzenheiser, F.. Fox, P. Moser, W. Hartman, R. Habegger, M. Lehman. Top Row: D. Byer1y,J. Mitchell, V.
Ratcliff, R. Heare, P. Germann, N. Griffiths, D. Liby, J. Taylor, G. Singleton, J. Sprunget, J. Bluhm.
Our FFA Chapter has been very active this past year. We entered the crops, poultry and egg, livestock, and
dairy contests in the county. We succeeded in sending a team to the district in crops, poultry and egg, and live-
stock contests. The crops team went on to the State.
We placed a very interesting window display in Decatur to celebrate the National FFA 25th anniversary.
Our FFA sponsored a Thanksgiving program by having a speaker and collecting food. Eight baskets of food were
collected. The FFA boys delivered them to eight selected families.
Our parliamentary procedure team won the district contest and went to the State. The judgingofthe State
contests was held at Purdue during the State FFA convention. We won the State over 11 other entries. We also
had two delegates and five band members be-
sides the team at the convention.
Our FFA was also very active in sports during
the year. We played softball games throughout
the summer and played basketball games during
This has been one of the most progressive
seasons in the history of our FFA.
The officers of the FFA for this year are: l-larry Mazelin,
Secretary: Larry Schwartz, President, Richard Kaehr, Treas-
urerg Mr. Watson, Adviser, Robert Steury, Vice-Presidentg
Alan Miller, Sentinelg Gene l-lindenlang, Reporter.
Compliments of Berne Equity Exchange Co., and D. W. Fireoved, Veterinarian, Berne: Lister's Grocery, Preble
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Golden Rule days.
- -Jefferson Studio came to talk to Seniors
Band and Chorus were organized.
--Anspaugh Studio came to talk to
Seniors about pictures.
R. S.8t M.Studio talk to Seniors about
pictures. The Seniors decided to have
--The class officers were chosen. Senior
Pres., Sherman Arnold, Junior Pres.,
Larry Schwartz, Sophomore Pres., Jim
Fisherg Freshman Pres., Carol Kaehr.
Baseball game at Jefferson.
The Junior and Senior Magazine Cam-
paign started. Their goal was 351200.
Juniors were all surprised when they
were informed that their class rings
had arrived! How long will they keep
--A tuberculosis test was offered free to
the Freshman and Sophomores. Adams
Central had its first P. T. A. Meeting.
The Senior Class sponsored an ice-
cream social after the meeting.
Received information on insurance.
Freshman had their initiation! Who's
--The Annual Staffwas chosen by Mrs.
Reed and several other teachers.
--Baseballseason came to a close. The
Greyhounds won 3 and lost 2 games.
We heard an interesting sermon by Rev .
Berman Smith from Dayton, Ohio. He
spoke brieflv about japan, as he had
been a Missionary there for two years.
--Magazine campaign ended,the Junior
class sales total S850.10, the Seniors
sold a total of S910.90. The Adams
Central faculty,janitor and cooks en-
joyed a carry-in-supper at the Wells
County State Forrest. The first Reka-
memoh Meeting was held, electing
Twirlers were chosen: Gretchen
Schnepp, Drum Majoretteg Carol Egley,
and Marilyn Arnold, twirlers. '
We were entertained in chapel services
held in the gym. Rev. Mishler, spon-
sored a group of visiting ministers, who
lead in group singing, and brought the
The second Rekamemoh Meeting was
held, making plans for a hayride.
--F. F. A. initiated seven new members
into the chapter.
A hayride was given by the Rekamemoh
Club and the F. F. A. boys. The crown-
ing of the farmer and farmer's wife
was given to RichardKaehr and Florine
A Senior Skating Party was held at
Bells Rink. The Rink was fairly crowd-
ed with about 190 people.
--Our cheerleaders were chosen during
Activity period. They are: Shirley
Rupert, Karen Snyder, Dick Longen-
berger, and Sherman Arnold.
- -The Jr . High Cheerleaderswere chosen:
Mae Christner, Betty Royer were the
ones chosen from three groups.
--The Adams Central P. T.A.held their
second regular meeting at the High
The intramural football season closed,
the Sing Sing 7, winning the league.
--The season tickets for the 1953-54
Adams Centralhome basketball games
went on sale.
--lr.C1ass Play "Stranger in the Night,"
directed by Miss Beavers. The Govern -
ment Students were addressed by our
district representatives, E. Ross Adair,
at the Decatur High School gym.
--Our first newspaper went on sale.
--Pep Club,sponsored by Mrs. Reed,had
its first meeting. They decided to wear
red skirts or slacks with white blouses.
Compliments of Z.urcher Mobil Service QMonroeJ
officers and discussingcoming activi-
ties for the year.
For the first time since the beginning
of the Pep Club, boys will be allowed
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to participate in the club.
Mr.Watson and Gene Hindenlang went
to Marion to a special F. F. A. Meet-
ing to discuss the progress of the work
on the "Program of Work," and plans
for officers training school and ban-
quet. Rev. Tucker from the Berne
Nazarene Church talked to us about
the Ten Commandments.
--We enjoyed an interesting sermon by
Rev. Robert Tinksy from the Church
of Christ in Decatur,who preached on
the subject of Armistice Day.
--A ballgame Geneva and Adam Cen-
tral, Geneva won 62 -52.
--The High School selected by vote
five girls from the Junior and Senior
classes to compete for Cen-Trail
Queen: Ruth Busse-Senior. Sigrun
Karsunky -Senior. Carol Yoder-Senior.
Shirley Rupert-Junior, and Florine
Hirschy-Junior. Where were all the
boys this Morning?! A note from the
parents, gave them the privilege of
hunting, provided that they returned
to school by 10 A. M. A ballgame
Mommouth and Adams Central, Adams
Central won 54-49.
--ln the final voting, Sigrun Karsunky,
was chosen as queen.
--The Pep Club accompanied by Mrs.
Reed and Pauline Kolter went to Hunt-
ington in two buses to observe the
Viking Pep Club, a well organized
cheering group, to gain some new ideas
--We enjoyed a film during Activity
--ln memory of Kenneth Ehrman a gradu -
ate of 1953.
--The Adams Central P.T. A. held its
Monthly meeting in the old gym.
--Pictures were taken of F r e s h m a n,
Sophomores, and Junior Classes for the
--The Sr. girls were flower girls for Kenny
--Jefferson ballgame 85 Adams Central
58, Jefferson 46.
Rekamemoh Meeting to make plans
for party Monday.
--Rekamemoh girls and Decatur FHA
girls had a combined partyg our girls
showed alot of talent.
Pleasant Mills game, Pleasant Mills
65, Adams Central 62.
--Grade Cards came out. Thanksgiving
Program by F. F. A.
- -Hartford Ballgame, Hartford 48 , Adams
Central 65 .
--Freshmen class held a party at Kirk-
--Lancaster ball game, we lost by 3
points, 43 to 40.
--Basketball boys went to see the hockey
game at the Ft. Wayne coliseum.
--Music festival at Mommouth, H. S.
--Christmas tree was decorated by the
--We won a ball game beat Rockcreek
66 to 37 nice goin.
--We won another game from Decatur
Catholic this time was it ever a close
--Rekamemoh girls went caroling by
buses then had their Christmas ex-
change and refreshments at Diana
Liechty's what a swell time we had.
--Christmas program and film was shown,
"Greatest Gift". The speech class
gave a Christmas play which was on
the humorous side.
- -Schools out for Xmas vacation, "Merry
- -Whats happened? ? ? Nothing goes right
after a vacation, too much new year
parties I guess.
Better luck next time boys. Lost in
basketball to Monroeville 56-44.
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lation fellows, beat Berne 50-46.
-Got beat by the Commodores 52-50,
what a heart breaker. Albert Egley
was awarded the individual sports-
manship trophy. Thats really swell
Albert we are all proud of you.
-Geneva came over to celebrate the
tourney...Wonder what itwould be like
to win a tourney. Approximately 600
members of the P. T. A. gathered in
the new gym for its first meeting.
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--Start packing for our move to the new
school. What a mess ..... . . .
--Moving day. Several students helped
the teachers move to our new school.
Operation big switch bossed by our
--Don't make it ahabit boys we lost our
ballgame to Jackson.
--The F. F. A. attended the district meet-
ing at Monmouth.
--We beat Hartford 66-57. Yeh! Rah!
- -The Juniors and Seniors went to Decatur
and had a T. B. X-ray.
--Aninspiring sermon was given by Rev.
H. J. Welty, pastor of the Missionary
Church of Decatur. Keep it up boys!!
We beat Pleasant Mills in an over-
--The Jr. 8a Sr. Home Ec. girls went on
a field trip to Decatur to see how ce-
ramics, are made. We heard it was
-V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!! We beat Commo-
dores 62 -56.
-Monmouth defeated us 65-50. Let's
do better next game.
--Good game, fellow's! Too, bad we
lost. Chester Center beat us 76-71.
-Guess what?! We drew Jefferson in
--Congratulations boys! We beat Petro-
leum in the last game of the season
55-48. Sigrum was crowned Cen-tral
queen between the game. Nice going
Sigrum! Snap! Snap! Pictures were
also taken of the pep club 8a team.
--Did you hear any groans! The Seniors
hada bake sale. S40 was added to our
--Hah! Rah! Sectional started. Decatur
8a Monmouth are the victors. Hartford,
Berne, and Geneva the losers.
--WELL DONE! We defeated Jefferson
68-55 in the first game of the section-
al. Good start boys, keep your chins
--It's a sad day for the Greyhounds!
Pleasant Mills defeated us 54-45. We
were very proud of our team, pepclub
and all the A. C. school body.
--Rekamemoh club party, each girl in-
vited a guest, more fun.
--Honk, Honk,that was Mommouth cel-
ebrating their sectional victory. Good
luck in the Regional. Zuercher's ac-
cordion band entertain assembly.
--The senior has 67 days left until their
--"The Perfect Idiot", given by the
Senior class,directed by Miss Beihold.
A job well done.
--Boo! Hoo! We know how the under-
classmen feel, the seniors leave on
their trip. Fare Well everyone.
--The seniors return home.
--Baccalaureate service in the new gym.
--Commencement service in the new
--So. . . . . we have completed another
year, so long, pardner.
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Four Seniors will be lost from the squad by
graduation this year. Lester Egly and Bill Ross
will be missed as alert reboundersg Junior
Nussbaum as an excellent guard, and Bob Heare
for his ability to get in the game and scrap.
Returning next year will oe three Junior boys
and three Sophomore boys, all who have had con-
The boys played together very well this year.
All were constant threats from a scoring stand-
The attitude of the team was excellent, re-
gardless of whether they won or lost.
The senior boys of 1953-54 will be missed
but we look forward to the group of future Sopho-
more, Junior, and Senior boys who will be fight-
ing hard to replace them.
Compliments ofDierke's Implement
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NAME AGE WEIGHT HEIGHT CLASS POSITION
Lester Egly 17 135 5' 10 1l2" 12 Forward
Robert Heare 18 140 5' 7" 12 Forward
Bill Ross 17 140 5' 10" 12 Center
Junior Nussbaum 17 135 5' 7" 12 Guard
Dee Myron Byerly 15 153 5' 8 1!2" 10 Forward
Roddy Beer 16 158 6' 1" 11 Center
Allen Lehman 15 130 5' 7" 11 Guard
John Rowdon 16 135 5' 6 1!2" 11 Guard
Albert Egly 15 153 5' 8 1!2" 10 Forward
Kenneth Baumgartner 15 144 5' 8 1!2" 10 Forward
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Top Row: D. Byerly. A. Egly, R. Beer, L. Egly, B. Ross. Coach Arnold. Bottom Row: J. Rowdon, A. Lehman, Jr.
Nussbaum, B. l-leare, K. Baumgartner
The 1953-54 Adams Central basketball team have had a number of inexperienced players as only three of the
boys played on the varsity team last year, These boys are Bob I-leare, Junior Nussbaum, and Roddy Beer.
Another handicap the Greyhounds we.re confronted with is the lack of height, Roddy Beer being the only player
who stands 6 feet.
The 1954-55 season will be minus four players, Bob l-leare, Junior Nussbaum, Bill Ross, and Lester Egly, Grad-
uation takes these boys from the team.
There were three Juniors, Roddy Beer, John Rowdon, and Allen Lehman on the varsity this year and three Sopho-
mores, Kenneth Baumgartner, Albert Egly, and Dee Myron Byerly.
We wish Don Arnold, the new coach, good luck as he works with the boys.
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Top Row: D. Byerly. K. Baumgartner. H. Dick, G. McKean. J. Mitchel. L. Lautzenheiser, Coach Fruth. Bot-
tom Row: D. Rowdon, J. Sprunger, L. Michaels. A. Mitchel, B. Kerschner, A. Miller. J. Taylor.
The second team was composed of eleven members. The first consisted
of .Terry Mitchel, Jerry Sprunger, Richard Rowdon, Allan Miller, and Larry
Lautzenheiser. The team had an 18 game schedule and competed inthe county
tourney. It was composed of sophomores who showed fine sportsmanship and
The freshman team started their season very well. They have eleven
members on the team the first five were Wayne Byerly, Ronald Cor son, Ronald
Gerber, David Smith, and Jim Steiner. These boys were on the team that won
the County Junior High Tourney.
Top Row: J. Steiner. W. Byerly. T. Hoffman, Coach Fruth. D. Smith. D. Ross, R. Corson. Bottom Row: B.
Wechter. C. Heare. J. Baumgartner. M. Ripley, R. Gerber. P. Moser.
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Circulation Manager Sales Manager
Harry Mazelin Junior Nussbaum
Cal E. Peterson and Kaye's Shoe Store, Decatur
Front Row-Terry Hike, Merle Yoder, Max Egley, Philip Barger, Tommy Hyerly, Allen Habegger, Ned Stuckey.
Back Row -Gene Baumgartner,Roger Hawkins, John Hartman, Mr. Cable, Gary McMi1len, Gorden Snyder, Winston
The Adams Central Jr. High enjoyed another successfulseason, winning 15,
and dropping 3 decisions. The county Jr. High tourney remains to be played.
The team is a sharp shooting club ripping the nets at a .312 clip for the
season. They show promise of a fine team for the future.
The Jr. High won the traveling trophy in the annual 4-way tourney. They
defeated Hartford in the afternoon and Berne in the championship game.
Adams Central Bluffton 28 29
Poplar Grove 20 35 4-way tourney
Hartford 13 29 Hartford 21 31
Geneva 14 37 Berne 20 22
Pleasant Mills 27 44 Pleasant Mills 13 52
Monmouth 16 41 Bluffton 32 41
Decatur Catholic 39 28 Berne 15 37
Ossian fovertimej 35 32 Poplar Grove 21 53
Berne 15 '29 In the Junior High Tourney we defeated
Jefferson 19 41 Monmouth 44-14. In the second game we
Hartford 19 26 were defeated by Decatur Commodores 46-
Decatur Catholic 32 17 36.
Betty Royer and Mae Christener.
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Center Row: Student Manager, D. Helmrich. J. Nussbaum. D. Smith. I Steiner, J. Sprunger, D. Byerly. R. Corson.
J, Rowdon. Bottom Row: B. Heare. D. Rowdon. A. Lehman. A. Miller, R. Gerber. D. Ross.
V The Adams Central baseball team this year played its
V first season of baseball. Baseball seemed quite different from
u 'V X softball to the boys. butstill they finished the regularly sched-
. 1, uled season games with a fair record by winning 3 games out
V H' lQgQtt:t of 5. They then lost to Ossion to end the baseball season with
, A " H A, Q .: 'c it -1 a .500 percentage record. winning 3 games and losing 3.
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On February 19 at the Petroleum and Adams
Central ball game, we crowned our queen. The
queen was Sigrun Karsunky, and the attendants
were Ruth Busse, Carol Yoder, Florine l-lirschy
and Shirley Rupert.
The band played tribute to our royal court as the
queen and her attendants took their places on
The election of the Centrails queen and her at-
tendants was done by the student body, first
choosing five girls from the Senior and Junior
classes and from this group of five, another
election was held to determine which girl would
reign as queen.
The boy to crown the queen was chosen bythe
basketball team. Roddy Beer was chosen to do
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On October 10th, the annual hayride was given
by the Rekamemoh Club and FFA. The big event
of the evening was the crowning of the Farmer
and Farmer's Wife. Richard Kaehr and Florine
Hirschy were crowned by Mr, Reed.
The couple was judged on who looked the most
like a farmer and his wife.
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Mary Jane Steury Weller
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Neva Mallonee Hendrrclrs
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Ardola Parrish, Ruth Busse, Barbara Haugk. Stand-
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that you will always cher-
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laughs we shared in putting
together this annual.
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A great responsibility lies
on our Editor, Ruth Busse,
who did a very fine job
the assistance of Ardola
Parrish, Assistant Editor.
Harry Mazelin,the Circu-
lation manager, who is in
charge of the sale of our
annuals, and Fred Fox,
Assistant Sports Editor,who
helps Lester, have done a
First State Bank, Decatur
The responsibilities of the
business manager, Gene
I-lindenlang and his assist-
ant John Ripleylie mostly
in selling ads and annuals.
Junior Nussbaum, Sales
Manager, and Lester Egly,
much to make our annual
Barbara Haugk, Organiza-
tion Editor, and Shirley
Rupert, Literary Editor,
have been busy in helping
plan and proofread the
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