Albany Union High School - Whirlwind Yearbook (Albany, OR)
- Class of 1955
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Text from Pages 1 - 144 of the 1955 volume:
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Albany llnion High School
ADVISER Miss Elvira Reilly
EDITOR-IN -CHIEF Roy Parsons
ASSISTANT EDITOR Ianet Thurber
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An open house on Saturday, October 9, 1954, climaxed by an evening dedication ceremony formally
introduced the new Albany Union High School to the public. Rex Putnam. Superintendent of Public ln-
striiction. gave the principal address after an introduction of past and present board members. The Albany
Union High band and choir made their first formal appearance of the year.
Speakers at dedication ceremony: Rev. R. I. Wetzel, M. O. Wilkinson, Floyd Edwards, I. K. Weatherford, Rex Putnam, Robert
Groshong, Leslie Cade, William Grenz, Iohn R. Cox.
This year we have moved into a magnificent new school. As mem-
bers ot the first student body to enjoy Albany Union High School No. 8,
we wish to express our thanks to the people ot the community and all
those who have helped to make our new facilities possible.
In the following pages you will be able to see how well we have put
our new school to use. Come to our classes and meet our teachers.
Notice our extra-curricular activities and the wide variety ot classes,
including agriculture, trades and industry, shop, home economics, the
many commercial subjects, Engl-ish and other languages, sciences,
histories, art, music and mathematics.
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The school year of 1954-55 has brought a new and interesting event to us. We are
now a four year high school and occupying abeautiful new building.
A school year is made up of many things - classes, games, competition, friend-
ships, fun and club work - and the wise student shares in all of these. It is a con-
stant goal ot our school to give a sound fundamental education while encouraging
participation in a varied program oi activities. The realization of this -goal needs
We all join in extending to the seniors our best wishes and support in their endeav-
ors in the future. To those who are coming back to school next fall, we urge you to
take lull advantage of the opportunities available and make these final years your
busiest and happiest.
Iohn R. Cox
SECRETARY BEVERLY REESER
"You have each been given a bag of tools,
A formless rock and a book of rules:
And each must make, 'ere life has flown,
A stumbling-block or a stepping-stone."
VICE-PRINCIPAL STAN CZECH
BOARD OF EDUCATION: Secreiary Beverly Reeser, I. K. Weatherford, Ir.,
Chairman Robert Groshong, M. O. Wilkinson, Iohn R. Cox, Floyd Edwards, S. O. Griifiih.
GIRLS' COUNSELOR BOYS' COUNSELOR
Wilma Spence Allen Rogers
Wendell Heintzman, Typing, Shorthand: Michael Clark, Typing, Study Hall:
Mary Anderson, Typing, Shorthand: Seated - Ethel Nordgacxrd, Bookkeeping, Typing
English and Math
' Adelberi Hackert, Algebra, Geometry: Iumes Lunn, Physics
Geometry: Nellie Kelley, Algebra.
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mussen, U.S. History cmd World Historyg Harvey Dunn, So-
, , cial Science: Wallace Gibbs, Social Science and Driver
Training: Randall Harrison, Social Science and U.S. History,
Beverly Peterson, Latin and U.S. History.
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Russell Petersen, President Ralph Wilcox, Vice-President
Sam Burch, Treasurer Carol Hopemcm' Secretary Wayne Huddleston, Business Manager
Row 1: Susan Smith, Carol Eagles, Marjorie Parsons, Barbara Miller, Sandy Sielarth, Virginia Claypool, Carol
Hopeman, Sharon Vedder.
Row Z: Dewey Hannon, Ierry Pingerlos, Wade Doeriler, lim Richards, Sam Burch, Ralph Wilcox, Russell Petersen.
Dick Crooks, Wayne Huddleston, lean Smith.
Some ot the routine duties of Student Council are passing of legislation,
governing the student body, having jurisdiction over the funds of the associ-
ation, and striving for greater student opportunity and student-faculty co-
One of the largest projects undertaken by this year's Student Council was
the Region IV Student Council Convention held here October 30, 1954.
Student Council officers during the school year oi 1954-1955 were Presi-
dent. Russell Petersen: Vice President, Ralph Wilcox: Secretary, Carol Hope-
manp Treasurer, Sam Burch, and Business Manager, Wayne Huddleston.
Inter Activity: Dick Mickelson, Alice Assembly: Terry Shannon, Ioan Bienek, Ann Primrose,
Lowell, and Ianet Thurber. MaryAnn Brockley, Iohn Brown, and lim Cowgill.
Student Altairs: Iohn Wilson, Iudy Haatvedt, Doris Parliamentary: Royal Muller, Ron Pittman,
Wilbur, Iohn Jordan, and Maurice Kurtz. and Dick Fisher.
Activity Regulation: Karen Sahlstrom, Pete Larson, Social: Tom Ketsdever, Frank Lane, Vicki Mar
Larry Stevens, and Iean Smith. 22 quis, and Pat Shortridge.
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Senior Class Advisers- Mrs. Mabel Ehrlich and Mr. lldelbert Haclrert.
Senior Class History
Looking back upon three successful years, the class of l955 can claim both victories and
defeats. It has been the first to make tradition and the last to break it.
In their sophomore year, under the leadership ot Pete Wilfert and the guidance of Nancy
White and Bill McCammon. class members leaped over the tortures oi initiation and darted
off to a bounding start.
Many ol the seniors will remember the balloons that cluttered the halls. the stacks of
clothing that brought the class second place in the competitive clothing drive, the sopho-
more assemblywith the presentation oi the play. "The Little Red Schoolhouse," and finally
"Vienna," the class act which took third place.
Under the leadership of Ted Aberson and advice of Bill McCammon and Mrs. Mabel
Ehrlich. the junior year was even more prosperous. A smash hit play, "Going Places," was
presented in the spring. First prize in class acts was taken with the presentation oi "Hour
of Destiny," and the Iunior-Senior Prom with its "Aloha" theme was a great success.
Ted Aberson was again elected to lead the class in its greatest year. Because of the de-
parture of Bill McCammon. the class once again changed advisers. and Mr. Hackert joined
Mrs. Ehrlich in guiding the class. "The Dark House," senior class play, was presented and
although it ran only one night, provided the financial backing for "Snowflake Hurry," the
Graduation ended the three exciting high school years of the class of 1955. Making and
breaking records right up to the last day. the class of 1955 became the first to graduate
from the new school. 5
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Row 1: Yvetta Adamson, Iohn Corder, Barbara Argo, Ioann Brown, Marlee Bellows, Ron Bigelow, Beverly Bain, Phyllis
Blake, Ellen Betts, Carol Austin. Row 2: Virginia Bancroft, Kye Blanchard, Merwin Cray, Mary Arnett, Bill Cooley,
Carole Clark, Linda Blakely, Sharon Baker, Bill Archer, Edythe Borden. Row 3: Mary Benedict, Cleone Christensen,
Sharon Axtell, Gloria Burnham, Lauren Aarnes, Denny Barrett, Ioyce Brown, Bill Atkinson, Ed Barnes, Ianet Brooks.
Row. 4: Chancey Ball, Ronnie Chartraw, Keith Bilyeu, Dennis Buerge, lack Callahan, Ellison Chandler, David Brown,
Allan Blake, Harley Brenneman, Norma Barley, Keith Barry.
Reading from top - Row 1: Wayne Michele, David Neuschwander, Leroy Newport, Ted Love, Ronnie Mullen, Earl Maier,
Gary Mustoe, Iohn Mickelson, Dennis Nelson, lack McDonald, lack Nemchick. Row 2: Luessia Martin, Kay Norrington,
lanie Neely, Donna Porter, Ray Matthews, David Manning, Bill Matlock, Larry McMackin, Rhoda Pittman, Bunny Ny-
gren, Diana Pesheck. Row 3: Ann Primrose, Karol Moyer. Patricia Nelson, Carmoletta Rae, Sonja Nelson, Ianet Mundi,
Sharron McConnell, Karen Packard, Bonnie Moore, Sandra Page, Sandra Motter, Wilma Martinak. Row 4: Nancy Nel-
son, Rosalinde Nash, Gordon Owen, Robert Little, Rick Marcotte, Richard Myers, Edward Marrs, Shannon Price, Pat
Marmon, Iacie Phillips.
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"Line forms to the rear" was the pcxss-
word cxs the first students to use the new
high school registered for the 1954-55
school yecxr. Summer's hard-earned
money was put into the school's coffers
to pay for such items as books, student
body cards. the paper, and the annual.
Then class schedules were made out.
followed by the inevitable changes. It
was quite cm experience for the fresh-
men cmd sophomores. and even some of
the upperclassmen found registration
Big Sister Party
A "get-acquainted" party lor all RUHS girls was
given by the l7 members oi the Girls League Cabinet
the latter part ol September. Each iunlor and senlor
girl selected a little sister from the freshman and soph-
omore glrls. Punch and doughnuts were served and a
program presented by cabinet members while the
girls became acquainted.
Bulldog spirit was at its highest
when the traditional rally for the
Albany-Corvallis football game
was held Thursday night, Novem-
ber' 4. The Spartans were burned at
the stake. and an exciting time was
enjoyed by everyone. About 300
students attended and contributed
to the fun.
Problems and Prospects
Problems that student bodies
are facing, and possible solutions
to these problems were discussed
at the 1954-55 meeting oi the Re-
gion IV Oregon Association of
Student Councils. Approximately
300 students representing 60
schools attended the meeting
held at Albany Union High
School. Saturday, October 31.
Region President Sam Burch.
who is Albany student body
treasurer, conducted the meet-
S cl h en! ol evergreen al the Snowflake flurry make a memorable Yule!
One of AUHS's traditions is the filling of baskets with food donated by students for needy
families oi the community. At the close of the Girls League sponsored Christmas Assembly
on December 23, the 48 baskets were brought on stage. In the picture below, Mrs. Santa,
played by Mrs. Gretchen Walker. and Santa Claus. Adelbert Hackert. beam over the col-
orfully decorated baskets.
GirI's League Carnival
Siep right up and get a bargain!
l'd walk a mile lor one ol those cakes.
"Why the Chimes Rang," one portion
of Albany High's Christmas program
which was presented the evening of De-
cember 20. was a successful combining
of the talents and efforts of four depart-
ments- speech, music, home economics
and commercial. The touching story was
brought to life by realistic medieval cos-
tumes. impressive choral music and sen-
Junior Class Assembly
Reminiscences ol an old park
groundskeeper, played by Iohn
Brown, was the theme of the Iunior
Assembly, presented December 20.
Charleston dancers, quartets and tri-
os, a marimba player, and an accord-
ian player. all members ol the junior
class, came through the park and pro-
vided entertainment for visitors in the
Liberace decided to put on a vau-
deville show tor AUHS students.
so he gathered the talents of many
seniors and presented fine acts
from all parts ot the world. From
Italy came the mambo, from gay
Paree, the can-can. and from the
hills of Tennessee. Paupaumorta-
worxop and Sam. Lee's silent part-
ner, George, provided additional
entertainment. Portraying the smil-
ing pianist was Dick Crooks, and
lim Cowgill played George.
Senior Class Assembly
Cupid was man of the hour at the annual
Sweetheart Ball held February ll. Queen
lean Iohnstone and King Ierry Hazelwood
reigned at the gala affair with Princess Ppt
Parrett and Prince Monty Torgeson represent-
ing the juniors, Duchess Ianet Mundt and
Duke LeRoy Newport representing the sopho-
mores, and Lady Delores Hopper and Lord
Larry 'Mullen representing the ireshmen. En-
tertainment was presented by the Dominoes,
girls sextet, and boys quartet. The dance was
sponsored by ihe Girls League.
I iusl cun't quite reach him.
Pow! Right in the Iuce.
Order of "A"
May I have this dance?
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Admiring state trophy
Girls' League Party
Conversation at game.
Alma lean Horning
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Mary Ann Brockley
Mary Ann Salley
Norma lean Yearsley
Standing: Rose Blanton, Carol Widmer, Lucincx Weber, Susan Korble, cmd Carol Eagles
Kneeling: Eddie Grill and Dick Crooks.
, Carol Wxdmer
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Rally Squad terms "Il" lor starting line-up.
Rally Squad members are the girls
in gold uniforms who assist the yell
leaders in chants and yells. Girls are
elected to Rally Squad by fellow
members of Booster Club to fill vacan-
cies left by graduating seniors.
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Kneeling: Pat Parrott. Standing: Virginia Claypool, Carol Hopemcm, Shirley Laubner,
Mary Ann Brockley, Molly Edick, LuAnn Mullen, Charlotte Heins.
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International Relations League
fState Convention at AUHS in May?
Region 4 President
Future Farmers of America
Mary Ann Brockley,
Girl ofthe Month
Each month the Girl's League Cabinet selects a girl who has shown out-
standing work during that month for the Girl of the Month Award.
Charlotte Heins Ioan Baughman Nikki Hornbrook Wanda Lappan
September October November December
Donna HeYe1'1Y Beverly Chesley Lois Cegarske Sharon Eskeli
Ianuary February April May
Margaret Hodsdon Andrea Campbell
Honors Senior Girls
lean Iohnstone Sandra Nickel ' Carol Hopeman Doris Ginther Ioan Baughman Molly Edick
and service are the quali-
ties which the Business
and Professional Women Luoino Weber
of Albany consider when Ieanne Mackie
choosing a girl of the Irene vena,
month. After being chos-
en each girl is enter-
tained at the B.P.W.'s
monthly meeting and
given a B.P.W. pin to
wear the month she is
honored. Charlotte Heins
A boy who has shown outstanding service to the .school is selected each
month by the Albany Rotary Club. He is honored at a luncheon and at the
last meeting of the month tells of his work and accomplishments during that
Russell Petersen Ted 'Aberson Iohn Iordan Dave Cox lim Cowgill
Ralph Wilcox Dick Crooks Ierry Hazelwood Roy Parsons 79
Whirlwind Paper Staff
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Bill Shreve .
. . . Editor
. Managing Edltor
. . Co-News Edltors
. . Feature Editor
l . . . Sports Editor
Assistant Sports Editor
. . . Business Manager
Assistant Business Manager
. . . Circulation Manager
. . . Adviser
Ray Baldwin Indy Reynolda M
Hal Sawatzky Darlene Carlile
Anne Mackie, Gloria Darr.
gon high school newspapers th
Scholastic Press Bulletin.
every three weeks.
Bill Shreve, lean Mackie, Sand
Nickel, Don Ridenour, Ioe Ahart.
"One of the most improved Ore-
year is the Albany Whirlwind . . "
comments the Ianuary Oregon
Under the direction of.l-lal Sawat-
zky, the paper staff, assisted by the
Iournalism l class. edits a four
page. live column printed paper
National Honor Society
lley Parsons. Editor-in-Chief: Miss Elvira Reilly. Adviser: lanet Thurber.
Darlene Byers. Assistant Activities Editor: Bill Barrett.
Activities Editor: Marlene Yeung. Organizations Edi-
Annual staff workers faced the usual
headaches of trying to get everyone's pic-
ture in the annual plus deadlines. In spite
of a busy schedule, staff members had the
opportunity to tour the Your Town Press to
see the various stages an annual page must
pass through before it is printed.
Another important event was the Oregon
Scholastic Press Conference at the Univer-
sity of Oregon which Roy Parsons and Ianet
"The staff has enjoyed publishing an-
other yearbook for the Student Body. We
sincerely hope that the Annual will prove
to be a permanent record of your friends
and good times during your 1954-1955
school year at AUHS."
Doris Glnther. Business Manager: Maurice Kurtz. As- lim Cowgill. Boys Sports Editorg' Ioy Mullen. Girls
sistant Business Manager. Sports Editor: Iohn lacobson. Photographer.
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Standing: Lncina Weber. Senior Class Editor: Pat Shorlrldge. Freshman Class
Editor: Carol Eagles. Iunior Class Editor: Seated: Rhoda Pittman and Karen-
Sllalltrom. Sophomore Class Co-Editors. 83
Norma Yearsley. President
F. H. A.
One of the major projects in which FHA
members participated this year was dressing
dolls lor the Fire Department at Christmas.
Under the supervision of Miss Helen Barton
and Mrs. Phyllis Meyers. members served at
banquets, organized a Halloween party and
skating party. and sold candles. Officers were
Norma Yearsley. Presidentg Sharon Wood.
Vice-President: Shirley Turnidge. Secretaryg
and Harriet White, Treasurer. Chapter Moth-
ers were Mrs. Herbert Wood, Mrs. Leb Mich-
ele, and Mrs. Alice Mercer.
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Ron Pittman and Ralph Wilcox
Albany Union High has the third largest high school agricul-
tural department in the state and has 70 F.F.A. members. This
year members won many state and national honors. Among
these were the Master Chapter Award and Farm Safety Award
of S100 at the State Convention. David Harnish was one of the
four American Farmers chosen from Oregon, and Ralph Wilcox
and Ron Pittman were elected State Farmers.
Other activities includedua father and son banquet at which
two hundred were present, serving at F.H.A. banquets, and
participating in swimming parties. During the year 22 members
showed at state and local fairs.
Future Farmers of America
FRESHMAN I' F A
OFFICERS AND ADVISE!!
Larry Houchin, Reporter
Dick Fisher, Treasurer
Ronald Pittman, Vice-Pres.
Ralph Wilcox, President
F rank Lane, Secretary
Ioe Swanson, Sentinel
Wallace Caldwell, Adviser
Time out for relreshmontsl
Wayne Huddleston, Sandy Siefarth, Sharon Wood, and Ier-
The main activity of the Council of
Clubs is to distribute the several conces-
sions at games to the different school
clubs according to their financial needs.
Meetings are held once a week under
the advisership of Mr. Kerr with Ralph
Wilcox acting as chairman.
Row 1: Margaret! Ellickaon, Donna Yancy, Sharon Eskeli, Sharron McConnell, Sharon Wood, Donna West, Gloris D
loan Mackie, Sandy Siefarth. '
Row 2: Mr. Kerr, Wayne Huddleston, Roy Parsons, Gary Koeppel, Ralph Wilcox, Ron Pittman, larry Hazelwood, D
Ludlow, lorry Fingerlol.
Lett to right: Larry Stevens, Chaplain: Dick Kropp, President:
Gary Koeppel, Secretary: Roy Parsons, Vice-President, Wade
Doerller, Sergeant-at-Arms, and Mike Lee, Treasurer.
One of the most active organiza-
tions in Albany Union High is the Hi-
Y Club. The purpose of this club is to
"create, maintain, and extend.
throughout the school and community.
high standards oi Christian charac-
ter." To further this goal the club at-
tends a different church each month.
Hi-Y sponsors the annual Whiskerino.
where the boy with the thickest five
o'clock shadow is awarded an approp-
riate prize. Other activities oi Hi-Y
this year included the selling of con-
cessions at football and basketball
games and swimming parties at O.S.-
C. Hi-Y's special project this year was
the organization of the "Shirt-tail
Section" at basketball games. where
Hi-Y members wore white shirts.
Row 1: Mr. Rasmussen, Adviser, Paul Shreve, Bill-Shreve, Ierry Fingerlos, Wayne Huddleston, Martin Warren, lack
Kerns, Dick Crooks, lohn Rex, Mr. Dunn, Adviser. Row 2: Qick Kropp, Steve Glaser, LeRoy Newport, Wade Doeriler,
Roger Huntley, LeRoy I-link, lim Scott, Bill Parsons, Don Ridenour. Row 3: Gary Covey, lim Elkins, Bill Barrett, Larry
Stevens, Ierry Gatlin, Gary Deming, Bob Henry, Sam Burch, Roy Parsons, Bud Anderson, Larry Whitaker. Row 4:
Orval Schoen, Ralph Wilcox, Pete Larson, Ellison Chandler, Pete Willert, Ron Pittman, lohn Causbie, Dick Mickelson,
Merwyn Powell, Dave Cox, Bill Bain.
l Order of "A"
Order of "A" held its annual "smoker"
this fall. taking in enough money to buy
training equipment for the athletic depart-
ment. To earn additional money, members
also ushered and operated concessions at
basketball games. With these funds heat
lamps were purchased. During the year
there were two banquets at which speak-
ers and films were presented.
Pete Willett. Secretary-Treasurerg Ierry Hozel-
wood. President: Bob Egan. Sergeant-at-Arms:
Dave Ludlow. Vice-President.
Row 1: Clark, Brown, Rex, M. McCary, Heyman, Egan, Keller, Fisher, Fingerlos, Dimick, McConnell, Blanchard, Pruett
Huddleston. Row 2: Adviser Chuck Kerr, Bremmer, Walters, I. McCary, Cox, Cotman, Harmon, W. McCary, Harden
Heath, Hite, Doerfler, Roth, Kropp, Anderson. Row 3: Rhodaback, Hayes, Miller, Fox, Davis, L. Faulkner, Blake
Southwick, I-lberson, Emmons, Shannon, Amble, Ranta, B. Faulkner. Row 4: Ludlow, Shortridge, Baldwin, Holloway
90 Wilcox, Scott, Willert, Causbie, Hazelwood, Smalley, Richards, Snyder, Nordyke, Gatlin, Glassey.
G. A. A.
One of the largest and most
active organizations in school is
G.A.A. The much anticipated
event which members give each
spring is the Spinster Skip. This
year 110 couples attended the
"skip" which was held in the
catetorium on March 25.
Under the advisership of Mor-
na Chadwick. regular activities
include monthly pot luck dinners
and bowling, golf, biking and
hiking. Trips were made to other
schools and the coast. Intramural
teams played speedball. badmin-
ton. basketball, table tennis. soc-
cer. and softball. Twenty-tive
volleyball teams were formed
which included 85 per cent ot the
To raise money the girls sell
candy, pop and other items at
Row l: Ieanne Mackie. Vice-President: Donna Heyerly Presi
dent: Rose Roth. Secretary.
Row 2: Donna Yancey. Intramural Manager Charlotte Heins
Play Day Manager-5 Rosina Burch. treasurer Mary Arm Brockley
Sergeant-at-Armsp Carole Eagles. Publicity
ISO Girls Active in G.A. .
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Row I: Dave Hayman, Iim Noel, Ierry Palmer, Merwyn Powell, Bill Bain.
Row 2: Milburn McCary, Bob Fisher, Melvyn Farstcxd, Wilburn McCary.
Row 3: George Young, Paul Day.
Director - Band and Orchestra
Under the able direction of Darle West. the
AUHS band and orchestra made many local
and out of town appearances this year. The
band's first public appearance was at the
high school dedication. Members participated
in the tri-school band concert at Lebanon and
scored a hit at the Christmas program by
playing to a full house.
Along with several other schools in the
area, the band attended Dr. Goldman's Band
Clinic and the Eugene Band Iamboree. During
the year several solo contestants were chosen
lor the Solo-Ensemble Contest held in Mon-
mouth in March.
The orchestra appeared in Christmas, mid-
winter, and spring concerts and several other
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Clark,Don Stamps. Seated: Ioan Baughman, lames Cowgxll Irene Vetter Wayne Huddleston Mondalee Cason and
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Junior Class Play
" Seventeenth Summer "
Why not take the dent out with a hammer! I
put lt in with one!
Enterprising juniors presented their class
play to an appreciative audience Friday,
April 1. Gary Koeppel and Rosina Burck
played the leads in this play about the hap-
piness and tribulations that accompany a
youthful romance. Many favorable comments
were heard about the "well-decorated set."
Meet Tony: lne's a welt!
Standing: Andrea Campbell, Mrs. Morrow: Wade Doertler, Mr. Morrow: Margaret Hodson, Lorraine: Larry Houchin
Tony: Dennis Williams, Art: Susan Korble, lane: Larry Stevens, Martin: George Ringe, Fitz: Ioan Bienek, Margie: Mr
l-lal Sawatzlry, Director.
Sitting - Row 1: Virginia Claypool, Margaret: Gary Koeppel, lack: Rosina Burch, Angie: Darlene Carlile, Kitty.
Sitting - Row 2: Iirn Buerge, Sets: Ianet Thurber, Prornpter: Sandi Powers, Properties: Doris Veal, Prompter: lim Elkins
Sound Effects: Larry Hite, Lights.
Coach Bud Gibbs and Assistant Randy Harrison.
The fighting Bulldogs. sparked by Coach
Bud Gibbs. ended the 1954 season with four
wins and live losses. In his first year at Al-
bany High. Coach Gibbs introduced new
plays, split-T formation and the system ol
having team members elect co-captains
weekly on their week's record oi sportsman-
ship and skill.
The traditional Corvallis - Albany game
brought the season to an exciting close al-
though the Bulldogs were defeated by a score
of 7 to 6.
Reading from top - Row 1: Director Tom Drynan, P. Emmons, B. Ridinger, I. Richards, I. Scott, D. Smalley, I. Causbie
R. Christensen. 'l'. Shannon, I. Nordyke, R. Southwick, Coach Chuck Kerr.
Row 2: Assistant Coach Randy Harrison, L. Snyder, D. McConnell, P. Larson, A. Zentz. B. Amble, D. KroPP. D. Ludlow
I. Roth, D. Harmon, M. Glassey, Coach Bud Gibbs.
Row 3: Mgr. B. Anderson, D. Blake, K. Mundt, D. Ranta, B. Faulkner, D. Cox, G. Grill, B. Cotman, Lf Hite, T. Aberson
Mgr. I. Rex.
Dr. Lyle Bain, Coach Chuck Kerr
Athletic Director Tom Drynan
Senior Players T
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ON WITH ALBANY. ON WITH ALBANY I VICTORY. VICTORY. TI'IAT'S OUR CBYI
Row 1: Mgr. Ball, Farley, Edwards, Reeser, Scott, Keller, Aarnes, DeWitt, Taylor, Wibbons. Row 2: Mgr. Neuschwander,
Scott, Derrah, Hawk, Fuday, Henry, Sivers, Williams, Wiess, Houchin, Schlatt, Drynan, Coach Kerr. Row 3: Mgr Dem-
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B Squad and Freshman Team
Ending the season with one of the best re-
cords in Albany's junior varsity history, Stan
Keller and Bob Scott. co-captains for the Bull-
pups, led the team to an unprecedented re-
cord. Coach Chuck Kerr had a new in wins
and losses for their team - five wins, two
ties and one loss.
With the addition of freshmen to AUHS, a
freshman team has been added with Mal Mal-
ouf and Bob Warren as coaches. Like the B
team, .the freshmen were way out in front.
winning five of their six games and tying,
Reading from top - Row 1: Coach Malout, Hanson, Kiel, Cadwallader, Good, Frydendall, Malson, Hylton, Sissell, Iury
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eyno ds, Banning, Wade, Kasper, Grill, Smith, Mundorf, Yardley, Ashford, Clxke, Krieger, Yancey. Row 2: Vrel, Han-
non, Lillie, Decker, Zuhlke, Sim, Reeser, Graber, Spencer, Buike, Ingram, Barney. Row 3: Coach Warren, Edwards,
Rohrbough, Mahr, Eastwood, Sanders, Wilson, Powell, M t G'l
Mgrs. Rich, Moore.
or on, 1 more, Mullen, Henderson, Sease, Bradley: Kneeling:
. Coach Lee Carden and Captain Don Gregory
Coach Lee Cardon, with the aid of Captain
Don Gregory, led the Bulldog's Cross Country
team to a victorious season, winning first ,in
the Willamette Valley and second in the
ALBANY 29 SO. SALEM 27
ALBANY 15 NO. SALEM 75
ALBANY I5 LEBANON 61
ALBANY I7 CORVALLIS 69
ALBANY 25 EUGENE 32
state. Returning lettermen were Don Gregory
Bernard Davis, David Hayes, Eugene Lueck
Ierry Gatlin, and Charles Rhodaback.
Reading from top - Row 1: Coach Lee Cardon, D. Taylor, O. Schoen, E. Lueck, K. Harden, D. Wright, C. Rlxodaback, I
Gatlin, L. Faulkner, R. Baldwin, B. Brown, I. Hazelwood, Capt. Don Gregory, B. Smith. Row 2: Mgr. A. Fohrman, G. Gr
eeley, E. Aerni, B. Hinkle, D. Penning, M. McCary, I. Pruett, D. Dimick, D. Hayman, I. Phillips, G. Vogt, Mgr. B. E. Wil
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Coach Tommy Holman led his fighting Bull-
dogs to one of the most successful years in the
history of A. U. H. S. Starting the season with
five wins before losing, Captain Pete Wilfert,
Don Stamps, Ierry Hazelwood, Terry Emmons,
returning lettermen, led the team in a win-
ning streak ot fourteen straight wins, going
through district before the loss to Eugene in
the second game of the State Tournament.
Don Stamps reached his peak during the
State Tournament, being second in tourna-
ment scoring with 101 points. His efforts,
along with others, won Albany fourth place
in the state.
With twenty-three wins and only five loss-
es, our team deserves a hearty thanks from
Left to right:
Coach Holman and Captain Pete Wlllerl
lohn Causbie, Don Stamps, Ierry Hazelwood, Terry Shannon, Roger Shortridge, David Cox, Bruce Ridinger, Pat Emmons
Don McConnell, Gene Fox, Pete Willert, Terry Emmons, Buz Wilfert. Kneeling: Manager Dick Fisher, Coach Tommy
Holman, Manager Iohn Rex.
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Total 23 Wins 5 Losses
The Bulldogs trounced Corvallis and Newport to
win first place in district. In the first game of the tour-
nament Corvallis squeezed by Reedsportg the Bull-
dogs then marched over Newport, the final score be-
ing 67 to 33. On the second evening of tournament
play Reedsport won over Newport, and Albany de-
feated Corvallis in the first overtime with a final
score of 41 to 38.
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"B" Squad Basketball
Standing: B. Henry, I. Iensen, D. Chandler, I. Richards, P. Larson, I. Gatlin, C. Rhodaback, Coach Randy
Kneeling: Mgr. Gary Deming, R, Miksell, M. Moore, D. Holland, M. Torgeson, K. Mundt
Row l: B. Edwards, L. Newport, G. Reeaer, D. Iones.
Row 2: A. Farley, Mgr.g D. Holloway, O. Schoen, W. 'l'urcotl,E. Maier, C. Fredericksen, R. Chartraw, Coach Mal Mqlouf,
Sophomore and Freshman Basketball
Reading from top - Row 1: D. Hannon, H. Spencer, I. Moore, H. Henderson, I. Kasper, I. Wilson, L. Griensewic, P. Agee,
D. Mahr, L. Ashford, M. Salmon, L. Mullen, Coach Bud Gibbs.
Row 2: B. Sissell, Mgr., D. McLeod, L. Gilmore, D. Sease, I. Rohrbough, I. Prohaska, D. Edwards, E. Powell, F. Martan.
D. Buike, Mgr.
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Coach Ten Bryan and Captain lab Egan demonstrating holds.
Losing only eleven single matches.
the Bulldog grapplers marched into
state. alter winning first in the dis-
trict. Ten of Coach Drynan's men
qualified tor the state meet, in which
Albany placed fifth.
Bob Egan. the team captain. head-
ed the large group. which was soon
cut down to 45 due to the rugged comi
petition. Coach Drynan expects only
30 of his 45 men back next fall. in-
cluding about eighteen lettermen.
Reading from top. Row X: Mgr. D. Schmidt, L. Hite, B. Snyder, L. Faulkner, I. Scott, L. Bremer, R. Southwick, L. Snyder,
W. Doerller, D. Heath.. I. Sutherlin. Row 2: Mgr. G. Greeley, D. Hayman, B. Slater, F. Walters, D. Decker, G. Fisher,
I. McCary, G. Grill, T. Schlacht, B. Hubbard and Coach Tom Drynan. Row 3: L. Skov, D. Clark, F. Van Hoosen, B.
Egan, S. Keller, D. Barney, M. Griffith, P. Darr, D. Harmon.
Of the 55 boys that went out for track
this year, there were ten returning letter-
men. They are Ken Mundt. Don Gregory.
Dave Blake, Dennis Ranta, Bob Amble.
lack Scott, Ierry Gatlin, Gary Grill. Dick
Holloway, and Larry Faulkner. In the
Hayward Relays at Eugene on April
16, Albany won fifth place in the "A"
Captain Bob Amble won last year's
state track meet in the discus, setting a
state record of 156 feet and ll inches.
Don Gregory placed sixth in the half
mile in the state meet. Bob Amble, Iack
Scott, and Dave Blake composed last
year's shotput relay team which won
the Hayward Relays.
Coach Tom Drynan and Bob Amble
Reading from top - Row l: Charlie Rhodaback, Ierry Gatlin, lack Scott, Iohn Causbie, Ray Baldwin, David Hayes
Dennis Ranta, Dave Blake, Bob Amble, Marion Glassey, Larry Faulkner.
Row 2: Coach Tom Drynan, Dale Clark, David King, Dean Taylor, Don Reeser, Doug Keck, Eugene Lueck, Bernie Davis
George Ringe, Iohn Iensen, Don McConnell, Glenn Wright.
Row 3: Mgr. David Kelley, Gary Grill, Bill Hubbard, Dick Holloway, Bob Snyder, Don Gregory, Bill Archer Duane Har
mon, Kenny Mundt, Larry Stevens, Mgr. Gary Deming, Coach Oral Lee.
Dennis Ranta, Kenny Mundi, Bill Archer, Gary Grill.
Marion Glassey, Larry Faulkner,
lack Scott, Dave Blake, Bob I-lmble
Don Gregory, Ray Baldwin, Charlie
Rhodaback, Larry Stevens, David Hayes,
Ierry Gatlin, Bob Snyder.
Don Reeser, Glenn Wright, Dick Holloway, Dave Blake
Bob Amble, Iohn Jensen.
Hurdlers - Bob Amble, Dave Blake, Doug Keck, and David King. '
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Jumor Varsity Track
Reading from top - Row l: Coach Tom Drynan, David Henderson, Allan Blake, Bob Scott, Laverne Wolie, David Schmidt,
Orval Schoen, Iack Callahan, Terry Holm, Gary Reeser, Billy Williams, Duane Smith, David Kelley, Mgr., Coach Oral
Row 2: Gary Deming, Mgr., Iim Wade, Don Taylor, Mike Fish, Bob Fuday, Eldin Aerni, Ierry Pruett, Gordon Vogt, La-
vell Craig, Lyle Gilmore, Dick Sim.
Captain Terry Shannon and Coach Bob Buchanan
Returning lettermen Terry Shannon.
Chuck Siver, Dave Haalancl and Don
Swartzendruber and an eager team of
sophomores and freshmen completed a
successful golf season after playing a
full roundrobin schedule including Eu-
gene, Corvallis. North and South Salem.
and Cottage Grove. Showing average or
better than average skill at the game.
the team proved strong competition to all
the teams they played. r
Kneeling: lack Rohrbough, Bill Sissell, Bob Hunt.k Standing: Ioe Moore, Terry Shannon, Dave Haaland, Don Swartzen-
druber, Charles Siver, Larry Grendwic, Iim Rich, Coach Buchanan.
Last year's record of 18 wins cmd 4
losses placed the Albany Bulldogs se-
cond in the state. This year the team has
an even greater chance ol winning the
state championship. Coach Chuck Kerr
says that his team has a strong offense
due to better and more hitters. In the last
four years at Albany High, Coach Kerr
has been the baseball coach. During this
time teams have been to state three
times, winning one first place and one
second place. Returning lettermen are
Blaine Faulkner, Pete Wilfert, Ierry Haz-
elwood, Don Stamps. Eugene Fox, Bruce
Ridinger, Ierry Roth, Dave Ludlow, Rog-
er Shortridge, and transfer, Bill Colman.
Co-captains are Ierry Hazelwood and
Standing: Coach Chuck Kerr, Blaine Faulkner
Coach Chuck Kerr. Dave Ludlow and Ieny Hazelwood
, Pat Emmons, Rene Moye, lim Richards, Pete Willert, Ierry Hazelwood
Don Stamps, Gary Koeppel, Eugene Fox, Mgr. Bill Bain and Assistant Coach Tommy Holman.
Kneeling: Mgr. Wayne Huddlest B R'd
on, ruce x inger, Dave Ludlow, Roger Shortridge, Monty Torgeson, Bud Anderson
Bill Cotman, Ierry Roth and Mgr. Dave Cox.
SOUTH SALEM Here
NORTH SALEM There
26, 27, Z8 State Playoffs - Albany
Basemen - Monty Torgeson, Bill Colman, Dave Ludlow,
Pat Emmons, Roger Shortridge, Rene Moya, lim Rich- outfielder, , Kneeling: Ie,-ry Roth and
mds- Bruce Ridinger. Standing: Ierry Hazel-
wood and Don Stamps.
Catcher Blaine Faulkner Catcher Gary Koeppel
Pitchers Bud Anderson, Eugene Fox, and Pete Wiliert not pictured.
Row 1: Rudy Derrah, Tom Ketsdever, lim Weiss, Mike Lee, Gene Fisher, Iohn Zander, Ed Faulkner, Dick Iames.
Row 2: Mgr. Rod Cummins, Dave Heyman, Ted Schlacht, Chancy Ball, Stan Keller, lim Scott, Mike Moore, Rich Mike-
sell, Myron Webbens, Wayne Hawke, Coach Tommy Holman.
Row 3: Dick Blake, Ellison Chandler, Pete Larson, Buz Willert, Bob Henry, Warner Turcoit.
Junior Varsity and Freshmen Teams
Reading from top - Row l: Coach Mal Malouf, Loren Ashlord, Dick Edwards, Dick Mahr, Harold Henderson, Larry Mul-
len, Iohn Wilson, Ioe Prohaska, Merrill Salmon, Neil Reynolds, Coach Bob Warren.
Row 2: Lyle Gilmore, Dick McLeod, Dewey Hannon, David Sease, Vern Lillie, Harvey Spencer, Bill Rietz, Iim Wade,
Ierrald Phillips, Ernie Powell.
Row 3: Mgr. Myron Siensrud, Duan Spilde, lim Brown, Mgr. Bob Hash, Mgr. George Mallon, David Barney, Mgr. Mike
Beaucage, Harrold Krieger, Fred Morton - Wayman Bradley, not pictured.
Oulslanding letter winning girls in GAA: Row 1: l. to r., Ioan Baughmcxn, Ann Olsen,
Ieanne Mackie, Ann Miller, Alma Iecm Horning, Phyllis Shield. Row 2: Iocm Porter, Don-
ncx Heyerly, Donna Yancey, Wilma Yulzie, Iecnette Barnes, Charlotie Heins, Colleen Sher-
Ollicers and advisers discuss business.
Girls enjoy program al monthly
Olive Branchers are the four senior
girls who have contributed the most out-
standing leadership, character, service,
and sportsmanship to G.A.A. as judged
by the members and advisers.
Besides being publicity manager of
G.1-LA. this year, Wilma Yutzie has been
active in IRL and Library Club. Ieanne
Mackie has held the office of vice-presi-
dent this past year. She is also a mem-
ber of Booster Club, Honor Society,
Council of Clubs, and the paper staff.
Donna Yancey, who has been in charge
of the intramural program this year, man-
ages to find time for Rainbow and Honor
Society. President Donna Heyerly has
many church activities, as well as her
Wilma Yutzie. leanne Mackie, Donna Yancey and Donna Heyerl
Well. do something!
P.E. Girls in Action
lust a litile higher!
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