Alburnett High School - Pirateer Yearbook (Alburnett, IA)
- Class of 1953
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Edrtor Ln chre
The Fifth Annual Publication of
Albumett Consolidated School
Mr Joseph E Bohr
Mrs Ftheland Culver
Mrs Donna Wxlllams
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llburnett Ionsolldated School Alhurnett, Iowa
We, the Staff, would like to dediratv this
book, the 1953 lllllfliflillill, to our faculty,
With the-ir help and guidanrf-, wr- juniors
and seniors have dvvolopmi from Childhood
through adolvsrvnro to thc- r-arly yc-ars nf
adulthood, We feral vvry indnlitf-d lo our own
able faculty mffnlrers and also to those
teachers, the rountry nvor, who arf' daily
striving to help us young poopln grow into
intPllig'et1tc'iliZ4-nsofthr- I . S. -X.
MR NEWELL LASH
Unxte States Histo 11
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oys t Ietxcs
MRS ETI-IELAND CULVER
Blolo 10 Sm 12 English
7 8 Science 7
MISS RUTHE PAUL
I' rfth Grade
MR .IOSEPII BOIIR Sum
Soclolo y and Fconomlcs
ll 81 I General Malhe
maucs 9 Gxrls Azhletncs
MR ROY VANDERHOFF
Manual Traimng 9 1181
12 Mathematics 8 Histo
fy Ind Iowa Gov I 8 Cen
eral Scxence 9
MRS DONNA WILLIAMS
Ernglxsh ll 81 12 Typmg
10 Vocal Music
MRS GERALDINL ELLIOTT
Algebra 10 I:.ngI1sh 10
Home Economxcs 9 Ihsto
ry and Geography 7 Math
NIR RONALD FLEMING
Band and Twxrlers
MRS CECIL WRIGIIT
MRS NAOMI LASII
MRS GLADYS BUFPINGTON M155 LLONA CLARK
Thxrd Grade Second Grade
MRS ARDIS KOWALSKY
MRS INA LOGAN
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MR ROBERT BENTZ
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SCHOOI BOARD O Gnshaber W1 Nenghbor treasurer C Batchelder secretary D Fnshel pres:
dent N1 Trxtle L Sloan I Schmxckle
CLSTODIAWS R 0Kelley C Pxckermg COOKS 'Vlrs Fstxll Vlrs OKelley
P KRENT TEACHER ASSOCIATI0lN
The offlcers elected for thxs year were Mrs Glenn Wagner presldent Mrs Raymond Wassmc
vlce presldent Nlrs Don Jones and Mrs Dale Flltsch secretarxes Mr Mllton Etzel treasurer
The theme of the program for this year was Welfare of the Chlldren Our program commxttee
presented some very educational programs centerlng around this toplc We have trled to stress a
better understandlng between teachers and parents that through cooperatlon we are able to help
our chlldren take our place and bulld a better world The teacher s panel on modem methods of
education a speaker on mental health of the child a movle on llfe ln England and European
countries the Boy Scouts program and muslc by our school band and vocal department are a
few of the features the P T A has enjoyed
Our project was to help ln the purchase of a projector for the school We had a Stunt Nlght
to help ralse the funds We helped redecorate the school cafeterla and had charge of the athletlc
banquet for our boys and glrls We also sponsored the local Boy Scout troop
The average attendance at our monthly meetlngs was about 75 The total membershlp for the
year was 111 The soclal hour followlng the program has been a good opportunlty for us to be
come better acquaxnted wxth each other
The ladles who attended the fall and sprlng conference reported an mterestxng time
We are growlng ln numbers each year so we are looking forward to blgger and better years ln
the future as we work together for the welfare of our children
RAN ll RO0STERS
'lhe Band Boosters Club IS ln 1ts second year of organlzatlon We chose thls name because
the orgamzatlon IS made up not only of band parents alone but also of other folks who are
mterested ln the promotlon of the band
Offlcers for thls year were as follows
Mrs Dale Halstead President Mrs Dans Newman Treasurer
Mrs llarold Johnson Secretary Mrs Clan' Franson ff lnance Char,-man
We have held bake sales and an lce cream SOCIHT All were very successful The ICC cream
soclal was held on the school lawn with the band gxvmg the concert
We served the luncheon for the Llnn County Vocal Festival whlch was held ln March at our
school I roceeds are to be used for band umforms
SPEECH AND HEARING THERAPY
For the past two years Mr Robert Bentz of Cedar Haplds has been conductlng speech and
hearlng therapy classes for chlldren so handlcapped ln our communlty Mr Bentz IS one of our
travellng teachers spendlng Monday and Thursday afternoons ln our school
Thus year Mr Bentz tutored eleven youngsters ranging from primary through seventh grade for
perxods varylng from 15 to 25 minutes per student twlce a week These classes were conducted
To teach his students proper speech hablts Mr Bentz used a number of very common tools
IDCCHIIVC games nonsense syllables phomcs varlous books a tape recorder a mlrror Durlng
class tlme a llstenlng period was fxrst provlded after whlch the student practiced produclng the
sounds he had just heard
Dlffxcultles ln reproduclng sound properly fall lnto two categorles habltual and organlc Wnth
patxent traxnlng Mr Bentz has stimulated Improvement ln the most dlfflcult cases
Each year Mr Bentz conducts a heanng test for students ln the thxrd sixth nlnth and twelfth
grades Recommendations are then made for proper treatment and seatlng arrangement xn the
The objectlves of these therapy classes are to enable every chxld to speak fluently ln the
approved manner of our sectlon of the country and to recognlze and correct hearmg handlcaps
All of us reahze thls IS the most lmportant for soclal acceptance ln our world today
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LARRY C MARTIN
All great men are dying lfeel suck
Basketball 1 2 3 4 Baseball 1 2 3 4
Class Officer 1 2, Annual Staff 4
PHYLLIS J. HEEFNER Phyl
A blush is beautiful but 0 len
Cheerleading 1 23 4' Tattler Staff
3 4' Annual staff 3 4' Class officer
2 4' Carnival queen 2' Baton twirler
2 3' Vocal music 1 2,3 4, Girls soft-
DORIS .I. HAISTEAD Blondie
Without a song in her heart and a
dream in her pocket Doris just
wouldn t be Doris.
Basketball 2 4' Cheerleader 3' Soft-
ball 2' Class officer 1,3 4' Annual
staff 3,4' Tattler staff 34, Vocal
music 1,234' Band 1,2 3,45 Band
officer 3,45 Carnival queen 3
LOIS A ANDREW Loey
Her heart IS like the moon there s
a man an Lt
Girls basketball manager 3 4 Tattler
staff 3 Annual staff 3 edltor 4 Vo-
cal muslc 1 2 3 Class officer 1 24
Student councll l
PALL S Sl AFFEH Banty
Cursed be he that moves my bones
Basketball 1 Baseball 1 2 Vocal
but oh my gosh what az screwballf'
DAVID E WASSMER Lucky Louie
A muslclan a pupzl and liked by all
Basketball 1 2 3 4 Baseball 1 2 3 4
Band 1,234 Vocal music 124
Tattler staff 4
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SENIIIB CLASS llIS'l'0llY
lf a pxrate were to fxnd the dnary of the class of '53 h
would md pages yellow wxth thirteen years of age frlled
with many adventures of fun hard work and some drsappomt
ments As he scanned through the pages he mrght read
1940 1941 Dear Dmry We started to the Albumett
School on September 2 1940 There were nme of us and
we were all very happy dlat school days had frnally he n
for us W Lors Andrew Doren Bextz Betty
Gessner Lora Jones Larry Martm Manlyn Rech Davrd
Wassmer Marlene Sherman and Ray Wagner obedxently
learned our ABC s and numbers Lora Jones left dunng the
latter part of thxs penod Mnss Setchell was our teacher
tdl:e frrst semester and Mxss Janette Cummxngs completed
1941 1942 Dear Dlary Miss Cummings greeted us agam
when school started m the fall Larry Martm was not wuh
our class although we enlar ed with fxve new kids Donna
Cuon Betty Youn Garth err Betty Lou Walz and Betty
Holland Manlyn ech and Donna Coon moved m mrd year
We were very good th1s year Just once tn a whxle one of us
went to the offrce for a httle sessron
1942 1943 Dear Drary The second grade year started
wxth ten Venluresome boys and gtrls mcludmg two new
xrls Dons Halstead and Charlene ashbum Betty Lou
alz departed soon after school started. The vacancy left by
her was soon fxlled hy Joyce Ann Fedderson who reglstered
nn the second semester Our teacher Miss Paulme Varce
ruled over all wxth the sharp slap of a ruler Maybe tt was
because she had to
1943 1944 Dear Dlary When we started the thrrd grade
wxth three years of school behrnd us we thought we were
growxng smarter every day We were taught thrs year un
der the watchful eye of Mrs Dorothy Kee whom everyone
lnked very much After Charlene Washburn and Joyce Fedder-
son deserted us dunng the second semester our class was
narrowed to seven borsterous students who completed the
1944 1945 Dear Drary Ray Wagner and Doren Bextz
grew ttred of us and remamed nn the thxrd grade but there
were mnc fourth graders to greet four new pupils Robert
Watson Goldene Holland Paul Shaffer and Dxck Nerlson
Goldene didn t stay wrth us very long she left along with
Garth Werr and Betty Young durmg the second semester
books for the servxce men m the hospltals Mrs Kee was our
teacher When she had to leave Mrs Merle Tntle took her
1945 1946 Dell' DIGIT Mxss Carole Cook was our fnftb
grade mstructor She was very much mterested nn handr
craft and we had a lot of fun makmg vanous artrcles of
cre e paper We were mdeed proud and honored to have Lots
An rew our classmate as queen of the camrval Three new
uprls Manlyn Noska Rosemary Barton and Charles
afler started wxth us tn the fall Rosemary stayed only one
semester Charles was retanned rn the fourth grade Dons
Halstead also demrtted
1946 1947 Dear Dxary Thxs was the year the Albumett
school reconsolldated and seven new puprls Gale Fues
sley Phyllrs Heefner Duck Hrte Glenna Platner George
Lafler Larry Martm and Dons Halstead regxstered nn our
class Larry and Dons were wrth us for the second trme. All
these newcomers enlarged our class to fourteen qunte grown
up students Peter Burcombe gomed our class later Our
attractxve young teacher Mxss Charlotte Wrlson taught us
our daxly lessons and also curtalled a lot of our bad speech
habxts Thrs year we boys began tumxng our heads toward
the grrls and vxce versa Each of us had hrs own mdxvldual
way of schemxng for the hearts of the opposxte sex by note
wntxng coy glances and helpmg each other wxtb our studxes
We were Just becommg well acquainted wxth Duck Hlte when
he abandoned us early rn the frrst semester
1947 1948- Dear Drary New expenences confronted us
ln the seventh grade We had a man teacher Mr Kenneth
Brewer We gxrls tackled home economxcs we boys tackled
manual arts all of us took Englxsh under the supervrsron of
the hxgh school teachers Mr and Mrs Renaud At every
opportumty we were out of doors We dxdn t have recess
but we had a P T perxod every aftemoon The gxrls jumped
rope even though they were supposed to be very grown up
Dozens of crazy snapshots were taken of us all year long by
photographer and classmate Davrd Wassmer'
1948 1949 Dear Drary Lots of thxngs happened dns
ear We have really become more md endent each year
hyllxs and Roberta worked rn the of rce for Mr Lang
gammg valuable busrness tzraunng We topped the l1st ID
the ma anne campaxgn Qtr reward was a party on school
txme qfhere was lrttle change nn our class roll Glenna
Plamer omed us for the second tnme Kenneth Peterson
was wr us art of the year but left dunng the second
semester T e hrgh school had flunk day so we took
one loo Thus got us mto a peck of trouble but thmgs soon
troned out. We gnrls along wxth the seventh grade grrls
really took thmgs rnto our own hands when we weren t al
lowed to go lb Central Cnty to watch the Junior hr h boys
play basketball We sknpped school and spent the a ternoon
m our teacher s Mrs Ralph Wn ht s barn It was cold and
damp but we were determrned mally we were persuaded
to come down and face the muslc nth grade school ln
the past we wart for next September and high school days
1949-1950- Dear Drary Havrn passed one xmportant
oal nn lnfe we started a second en boys and grrls Lots
ndrew Peter Burcombe Dons Halstead Grace Hawley
Phyllls Heefner Roberta Hate, Larry Martm Manlyn Noska
Paul Shaffer and Davxd Wassmer started then freshmen year
of hzgh school Glenna Platner and Geor e Lafler dxd not
retum thrs year but Mary Ernest reported e second semes
ter A new hugh school facult Mr Beall Mr Bohr and Mr
and Mrs Martm greeted us oon we were smothered under
school classes and actxvrtnes Our bxggest freshman event
was rnxtlatxon which made us a real part of A H S Phyllxs
was a flrst stung cheerleader and the rest of us partrcxpated
rn dzfferent sport actrvrtres Our class offrcers were Roberta
presrdent Larry, vnce president Dons secretary Peter
treasurer Mr Martm class sponsor
1950-1951 Dear Dxary Hrgh school newness had wom
off when school started m the fall and we sarled smoothly
through the sophomore year Barbara White and Jack Haw
baker entered class the fxrst of the year but soon left along
wxth Mary Ernest Our class offxcers were Lots Andrew
presrdent Phyllrs vrce presxdent Roberta secretary Davrd
treasurer Mr Martm class sponsor We were proud of
Roberta who made the fastest typxng record ln A H S
hnstory thxs year Phylhs was our carmval queen and also a
cheerleader Larry and Peter played flrst team baseball
whrle Roberta made good as guard on the basketball court
Our sophomore yearwas most satisfactory for all of us
1951 1952 Dear Drary UPPER CLASSMEN' The pnze
possessrons our class nngs which we ordered last sprxng
amved the frrst day of school Peter Burcombe moved to
Calxfomra dunng the summer but the vacancy left by htm
was soon fxlled by a new student Joe Funk Our play Act
slnp of Miss Leona Clark was a pleasing success Soon after
our production Grace Hawley left to marry her one and only
After Chnstmas Manlyn Noska also took leave to brave the
perrls of the bxg crty Class offxcers were Roberta presl
dent Dons vrce presxdent Davrd sec treasurer Mr Bohr
class sponsor We du dee ly rnto bookkeepxn Amencan
government biology nglls and shorthand under the high
school teachers Mr Lash Mrs Beardsley and Mrs Culver
Our athletxc record was something to be roud of with all of
the boys goxng out for baseball and asketball Roberta
playxng on the uls basketball team Dons and Phyllrs
cheerleadmg an Lots doxng her part acting as the girls
basketball manager Doris was the camxval queen thxa year
We had a lot of fun planmng and presenting the rumor semor
banquet for the senrors As their graduatnon day grew near,
we made decoratxons and assnsted xn gnvmg them a fond and
memorable farewell whrle we patrently warted for the day
we would be semors
1952 1953 Dear Daary We were erght ha py seniors
Lo1s Andrew Dons Halstead Ph ll1s Heefner oberta Hate
Joe Fmk Larry Martm Davrd assmer, and Paul Shaffer
when school started on August 25 only to be saddened hy
the sudden departure of oe Fink durxng the fxrst srx weeks
makmg our class the xg Seven Acttvxtles started early
as Roberta edxtor of the Tattler and Lors edxtor of the
Prrateer started the hall rollrng on the school publxcatxons
The rest of us helped them on therr staffs Our class offlcers
were Phyllns president Dons, vrce resxdent Loxs sec
treasurer Mr Bohr class s onsor s last year we were
agam well represented rn at letrcs Larr and Davrd played
baseball and basketball Roberta and ons were on the
glrls basketball team It was a great surpnse to all of us
when Roberta was secretly manned durmg Chnstmas vaca
txon Before we had an opportunrty to congratulate her she
had moved to her new home nn Texas The teachers who gave
us our flmshxng touches were Mr Bohr Mr Lash Mrs
Wrllrams Mrs Culver andMr Vanderhoff
Now that graduatron ns over the curtam closes for the last
t1me on our hrgh school days As we write the last page m
our dxary we know that we shall always chensh the memorial
of excrttng adventures happy tnmes and hard work at A H S
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We the Class of 1953 have set forth thxs xnstrument descnblng certaln SP6Clfl6d and cher-
lshed possessnons The class of 53 have chosen to dxstrxbute among some zealous under-
classmen the remnants of deflnxte memones whlch shall forever be assoclated wlth thxs renowned
Any attempt to vlolate thls bequest will be dealt wlth ln accordance with procedure set forth
ln the Code of Iowa.
Lois Andrew do bequeath my
edltorshlp of the annual to Shxrley Class
extra pounds to Mary Lou Wxlson
ablllty to go steady for a lon t1me to .lanlce McAtee
ablllty to mxss school lfrom ucllle Sebetka 523 to anyone who wants It
Doris Halstead do bequeath my
roller skatxng ab1l1ty to Barbara Boddlcker
chore of belng muslc reporter for the Tattler to Juanita Newman
old boyfrlends to Shxrley Glass and Nancy Hense fDon t fight glrlsll
helght to Joe McGowan
Ph llxs Heefner do bequeath my
abl lty to get along wlth the Opposzte sex to ,luanxta Newman
blushing to M Lou Wllson
cheerleadlng a lllty to Nancy Hense
studylng and homework to Don Cook sophomore
Roberta Hlte do bequeath mv
abllxty to sxt through Lnglxsh class quietly to verett Paul
t lng abllxty to I'I1lda Smith
e ltorshxp of the Tattler to Nancy Hense
Larr Martln do be ueath my
42 ord to Ernest aul
good drlvxng record to Robert Aller
second base osltlon to Dave Neltert
place on the asketball team to Cary Leach
Paul Shaffer do be ueath my
glrl Mary Ellxson I rom Darwxn Paul 52, to
battle scars to Lanny Martin
boxlng ablllty to Don Cook junlor
nickname to Gary Leach
Davld Wassmer do bequeath my
ablllty to sleep IH class to Shlrley Glass
roller skating and dancln abxllty to Kenneth Blln
sense of humor to Ernest aul
witness whereof we the Class of 1953 the testators have to thus our wxll set our hands
and seals thls tenth day of December ln the year of our Lord one thousand nlne hundred and
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Flllllaglalnlhl Tllln FUTURE
ln the year of 1930, we the Class of 54 recerved a Western Unron telegram from one of our former
classmates of 53 Dons llalstead She rnformed us that she was makrn her frnal appearance at
the Metropolrtan Opera House rn New York Crty New York Dorrs wante all of us to come to see
her, srnce her fellow classmates of '53 were gorng to be there also She thought that rt would be a
good opportunrty for all of us to renew old acquarntances
So early one Monday momrng we boarded the X 54 and started on our excrtrng trrp to New York
Crty There we were eeted by our fellow classmates of A ll S Drrectly from the arrport, we
journeyed to the opera ouse where Dorrs was wartrn back stage She looked gorgeous rn her
elaborate blue velvet gown We chatted wrth her brre y and then hurrred to our seats just before
the frrst curtarn call
After watchrng and lrstenrng to Dorrs s superb perforrrance, both classes were rnvrted by Dorrs to
her palatral mansron rn one of the sumptuous suburbs of the crty Dorrs, now Mrs Marlan Bondza,
rnformed ns that heropera star husband was on a short European tour
By the trme we had talked over old trmes and enjoyed refreshments, rt was late and trme for us
to leave We concluded, rf we took the 53 graduates home rn our jet, we could frnd out what they
were dorng and where they were lrvrng So thankmg Dorrs for our enjoyable evenrng and congrat
ulatrng her upon her successful career, we took a late departure
Clrmbrn rnto our X 54, we were off to Boston Massachusetts whrch was our frrst stop lt was
here that hyllrs lleefner was teachmg rn an elementary school Phyllrs, after teachmg chrldren
of the arrstocrats for several years, had become qurte wealthy She showed us her charmmg home
and her stream lrned, custom made car Even though she had never marrred, as we had expected
she seemed very contented One of our classmates wanted to lrnger a lrttle longer but we had to
be on our way
The next sto on our trrp was at the Naval Academy at Annapolrs Maryland, where we let out
Admrral Paul haffer The Class of 54 were very proud to see Paul teachmg rn the academy
After takrngatourofthrsremarkable rnstrtutron we agarn clrnrbed aboard our jet and were on our way
Our plane zoomed south toward Larry s new home whrch was located rn Atlanta Georgra W
were not at all surprrsed when Larry told us of hrs polrtrcal career Our 54 graduates were greeted
wrth old fashroned southern hosprtalrt by Larr s southern wrfe who was the daughter ol the
nomrnated as the emocratrc senator from Ceorgra The re ort was that Larry would be elected as
a favorrte son from the great state of Ceor ra Larry s ol classmates were very much rnterested
rn hrs job they remembered so well the 0 d days at A ll S when he had been such a zealous
student of polrtrcs
Mramr Plorrda whrch was not too far from Atlanta was now Roberta s home Atlast we had found
the secret of Roberta s beautrful tan lt was the Florrda sunshme whrch nrade Bert look so
wonderfully healthy For the frrst trme on our trrp we stopped for a short relaxatron perrod Some
of the A ll S graduates went rn swrmnrrng others ust lay around and absorbed the glorrous sun
shrne Truly, thrs was one place all of us regrette leavrrg Roberta s modern resort, the swankr
est rn all Florrda served as a wonderful place for us to spend the nrght Larly the next mornrng
found us brddrng a reluctant good by to the B 81 B Resort
The class now journeyed northward where we were to leave Davrd Wassmer at hrs darry farm rn
Wrsconsrn After Dave had attended college at Ames lowa, he moved to the eat darry state,
Wrsconsrn Berng mechanrcally mrnded, Dave had rnvented many new farm ga gets, the rncome
from whrch had made hrm rndependently rrch ln fact, Dave was one of the few nrrllronarresrn the
Unrted States At Davrd s persuasron we made a short stop at hrs estate, where mards butlers, and
hrred help were much rn evrdence Some of the class, bern horse lovers, enjoyed a good horse
back rrde whrle Dave showed the rest of us over hrs place rth Dave wavrng good by we took off
trred andeagerto be on our way
Our journey was about completed, for we now had but one 53 graduate wrth us lors was gettrng
a lrttle worrred havrng left her husband and chrldren home alone She rnformed us that there
probabl would be the usual chores to do when she got home, but she ap eared very ha y when our
jet X 4 roared over Nebraska Thrs was one place we drdn t lrnger he class of 5 bade Lots
a hasty good by and started our last lap
We were very glad to arrrve at old A ll S , our destrnatron Most of us were very trred and weary
after our long, but enjoyable trrp We hoped, that maybe rn the future, we could agarn clrmb aboard
our X-54 and make anot er journey
By Nancy llense
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FIRST HOW S Glass M. Wllson B Boddlcker N Hense L Jones. SECOND ROW L Martln R Aller
On August 25 we junlors came to school to frnd that we had two new teachers Mrs Wllllams was to
teach musrc and English and Mr Vanderhoff was to instruct the boys rn manual trarnlng It didn t take
us too long to get used to our new subjects srnce we were already well acquamted with our two other
teachers Mr Bohr who taught sociology and Mr Lash who taught us Unrted States hrstory
We were very pleased when our class nngs arrrved the first part of September
ln October we ordered our play whrch was entitled Three Days of Grace We had quite a time frnd-
xng a good non royalty play but we finally made our decrsron after lo okrng through several books As the
dates October 9 and 10 drew nearer each of us was becomrng a lrttle fnghtened Finally the blg nrght
arrrved and the play was grven with a long sngh of relref
After the excitement of the play school seemed rather dull but when the basketball season started
trme moved a lrttle faster again Thrs year we had Lanny Ray Edward Kenny Robert and Ernest on
the basketball squad Everett was our manager
The gurls who partncnpated rn basketball were Mary Lou Barbara and Thelma We were also happy
to have Nancy as one of our cheerleaders
The jumor class drd a lot of work on the Tauler and the Pzruteer thxs year, gaming some valuable
Many of the junrors also partxcrpated rn musical groups mclndmg mixed chorus sextet, trro, octette
and both grrls and boys quartets
Our class offrcers thus year were as follows
PfCSldCnl 0 c s e s e 1 u e e c e Nancy Hense Secreauy ' ' ' ' ' ' C1359
Vsce-Preszdent. . . . . . . Lanny Martm Treasurer . . . . 1 - Edward JOIIBS
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FIRST ROW D Nxetert D Cook .l McGowan L Cameron R Palmer SECOND ROW M Flltsch C
Tntle D Lewls Mrs Wlllrams D Franson J Newman THIRD ROW ,I McAtee P Jones E Gosnell
W Wassmer H bmlth
In the fall of 1952, fifteen sllly sophomores began their second year of high school Ar aclass
meetlng wlth our new sponsor Mrs Donna Wlllnams an electron was conducted The class oircers
were elected as follows
Preszdent Manlyn Flnsch
Vrce President Lyle Cameron
Secretary Juanita Newman
Treasurer Roger Palmer
Reporter Carol Trrtle
ACIIVIIICB rated hugh among our number wlth four gxrls and four boys out for basketball four students
played ln the band sxx boys partrcrpated ln baseball and all but a few sang ln mixed chorus. Also we
sophomores were well represented rn actrvxtxes wltb two assrstant managers, a cheer leader and a score
ln January we ordered the customary class nngs and are eagerly looking forward to their arrival next
Our cumculum mcluded Enghsh, algebra biology and typrng Everyone was very proud of the speed
and accuracy whxch he achieved ln typing
The class I8 convrnced that thus has been a successful year and rs now looking forward to the tune
when the 'silly sophomores' become jolly jumors'.
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FIRST ROW C Leach M Elllson C Batchelder B McAtee .l Berry J Epperson SECOND ROW C
chelder C Balderston N McCalley ,I Noska T Svoboda L ,Ions N Wassmer B Hatch
The fnrst day of school found twenty one green freshmen answerxng roll call and eagerly lookmg for-
ward to an eventful freshman year
lnltlatxon, we must admrt, was our first day of real fun There were boys weannghaltels peddle
pushers, and red flannels, while the grrls represented Daisy Mae, a fat woman, a baseball catcher, a
flsherman, and an lndran squaw All afternoon we cried' because of the rings of onions hung around
our necks We completed the day when we puaded down the mann street ln Marlon and attended the
show Lure of the Wllderness
Our officers for the year were as follows
President Clalre Balderston Lzbranans Barbara McAtee
Vsce Preszdent Tommy Svoboda Shuley Johnson Caryl
Secretary Shirley Johnson Batchelder and
Treasurer Norman Wassmer Yvonne Christensen
Reporters .lune Berry and
Mr Roy Vanderhoff was our class sponsor
have had three partles t.h1s year Our fxrst one was a hay rack rlde Aftera short rlde, we went
out to .lons s farm for a watermelon feast Along wlth the rest of the high school, we attended Ivanhoe
ln Cedar Rapids Mr Bohr went with us Mrs Culver took us to Cedar llaplds to see O Henry s Full
House', because we had been studying O Henry s works nn lnteratune
We are already loolung forward into the future, antlclpatxng an eventful and busy sophomore year
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Aller W Dryman THIRD ROW L Wasendorf J Wassmer M Slmmons J Benz R Wedo K Knapp M
Lamborn J Whrte
The erghth grade began the school year wxth twenty four puplls answerxng roll call Phyllls Schmldt
moved to Marlon shortly after reglstratlon In September we gave a farewell party for Phyllls whxch
consisted of a hayrack nde and a wlener roast. On December 23 we had a Chnstmas party Clfts were
exchanged and the teachers gave ns a lunch of xce cream cake and candy
The month of January brought two new members to our class Wlllard Dryman and Thomas Good Karen
Knapp left our class m March
We elected the following class officers for the year
P resadent David Kouba
Vxce Prescdent Carold M1llard
Secretary Guy Cole
Treasurer Myrna Mllls
R eporter Edith Boddlcker
Our subjects have been English mathematxcs hlstory and scxence ellmg and reading are mcluded
rn our Englxsh Iowa govemment rs mcluded rn hnstory and health ns mcluded rn science
We, along wlth the seventh grade, sang at the December P. T. A. meetxng. Our selectxons were .lm e
Bells' and Silent Night'.
A number of ns participated in band and baton twlrling. Many of us also had a great interest in base-
ball and basketball.
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FIRST ROW D Struchen G Ellison L Martin W McCaw G Hawley C Hoagland L Etzel O McAtee
L .lons SECOND ROW T Llebe D Cook .l McCalley M Hlndman D Flltsch Mrs Culver P .ions
.l Sloan V Novotny J Wilson THIRD ROW ll Boddlcker W Kirk C Schantz H Sebetka R Gosnell
O Hawson R Wedo C Dryman
We, the seventh grade class, composed of twenty six pupils, have had a most interesting year To
start with we had to make many adaptations when we entered junior hi Sometimes some of us thought
the seventh grade was too hard, but now we are ad we are here and have agreed that all of us like the
work and the fun rn junior hlgh
Our home room has been the science room We have liked it because we have been able to observe
and help feed the animals that are used in science Then, too, a lot of magazines are kept in the science
room, and we have enjoyed reading many of them
Early in the fall we elected the following class officers
President Lowell Etzel
Vice Presxdent Richard Boddlcker
Secretary Treasurer Loren Martin
Reporter Donna Flnsch
This year we have studied arithmetic and social studies under Mrs Elliott and English, science , and
health under Mrs Culver Mrs Culver has been our home room teacher
ln addition to our regular classes many of us have taken part in extra curricular activities, including
participation in music and athletics.
As this IS being written we are looking forward to new activities in the spring. We shall soon start
work on our science and health prolects. A little later we plan to visit the Public Library inCedar
Rapids, where we shall learn new things about books and the Dewey System of cataloguing.
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LEFT TO RIGHT B Boddlcker J McAtee D Halstead R Kirk S .lohnson L Andrew Student Manager B
Lewls C Trxtle Mr Bohr Coach .l Newman H Smlth M Wllson .l Berry B McAtee
The season began Wlth the absence of flve of last years first team players but five enthuslastlc
freshmen appeared for thelr flrst practlce The Hockettes had very lxttle playlng expenence but thus
wasn t going to stop them The glrls met then' first opponent, Coggon on November 11
The team suffered a loss at mld year by losxng both Roberta Hlte and Hilda Smlth With the absence
of these two gll'lS the second stung saw more actxon and thus gained valuable expenence
Albumett s Rockettes were confronted by Viola ID the County Tournament at Llsbon Our gurls swept
by Vlola wxth a decisive vlctory The follow mg mght the A H S glrls were defeated by Center Pomt s
The Sectional Tournament on our home floor qlllckly followed the county games This time the
Rockettes played Brandon and sxdellned them, only to meet the Center Point glrls agaln The game was
close and very excxtlng but to then' dlsappolntment the gll'lS were defeated The Roclcettes went on to
play Walker the final nlght of the tournament, and this time as ln the prevlous game, the lassles stepped
aslde to the opposlng team
The record for the season lsn t very IIIIPFBSSIVC but next year the Rockettes hope to be once agarn
among the top teams ln the conference
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FIRST ROW L Cameron K Blrn R Aller J McGowan E Jones D Nretert R Wagner
SECOND ROW E Paul Manager L Martxn E Paul Mr Lash D Wassmer W Wassmer L Martrn P Jones
Ass t Manager
In October of 1952 when the Pirates lard down therr baseball bats and prcked up the basket
balls they had lost srx letterrnen from the last year Under the coachrng power of Mr Lash the
Prrates got off to a fast start takrng two vlctones from thelr frrst two opponents Coggon and
Vlola But they were slowed down by losrng three of therr next four games After wrnmng frfty
per cent of their frrst sur games, the squad had a frve game wrnnrng streak They took vrctones from
Walker Palo Coggon and Toddvrlle at Alburnett and they downed Central Cnty on the1r oppo-
nents home floor The Plrates wrnnrng streak came to an end when they returned from Palo wlth
a defeat and met Center Pornt only to be beaten for the fifth time rn the season
After playrng thirteen scheduled games the Prrates entered County Tournament competrtron at
Mt Vernon where they were beaten by Walker rn first round play
Followrng the County Tournament the Prrates journeyed to Morley for the last scheduled game
of the season returnrng vlctorlous
On February 16, the team entered the Sectlonal Tournament at Marlon and were agarn defeated
rn frrst round play Thrs trme Toddvllle edged out the Plrates rn a trght game defeating Albnrnett
by a one pornt margrn
Losrng ln the Sectronal Tournament brought the season to a close Although the Pu-ates drd
relatively well throughout the season with a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, as always they
would llke to play a few games over.
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SE KSIINAL RECQIBD
Ours The 1rs Ours The IFS
GIRLS COUNTY TOURNAMENT AT LISBON
BOYS COUNTY TOURNAMENT AT MT VERNON
GIRLS SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT AT ALBURNETT
BOYS SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT AT MARION
53 28 21 4 1
1 ' 43 38 36 3 0
4 ' 49 57 20 39
8 ' 43 54 48 40
1 46 32 34 23
2 ' ' 27 39 41 42
5 41 29 24 41
J 39 36 38 46
46 39 27 48
2 ' 37 35 42 69
December 16 Toddville 28 23 28 42
8 l 32 49 43 57
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43 36 33 61
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INDCKETTE ENTEBS STATE FREE TllIl0W
The Alburnett Rockettes galned conslderable publlclty thls year when one of
thelr members Dons Jean Halstead entered the state fuee throw contest Dons
advanced to state competltlon by wmmng the Sectlonal Contest at Alburnett
makxng 19 out of 25 shots At the Dlstrlct meet at the Coe Fxeldhouse Doris
outclassed other entrants by lllttlllg 22 out of 25 of her shots Everyone wlshed
her luck as she journeyed to Des Moxnes to compete for the state tltle
The followlng is the Rockettes scorlng record for the year 1952-53
Carol Trltle 6
Mary Lou Wxls on
McGOWAN LEADS PIRATE SCQIBING
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' F 96 77 58 10 2 9
' ' F 42 23 29 1 107
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Shirley Johnson G 0 0 35 1 0
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C 64 47 57 0 175
' F 55 61 63 0 171
' F 56 33 41 0 153
G 48 23 30 0 111
' C 29 24 47 0 82
C 9 8 11 0 26
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FIRST ROW D Was mer E Paul R Wagner L Martin L Martln SECOND ROW E Paul Manager E Jones
.I McGowan Mr Lash Coach D Nletert D Cook P .Iones Asslstant Manager THIRD ROW L Cameron .I
Noska K Blm W Wassmer
The Pirates closed the 1952 sprlng baseball season wlth a record of three wms and four losses
At the end of the fall season the Alburnett PIFBICS had a record of three wms and elght losses Smce
the team lost only two senlor boys last sprmg this year s squad antlcxpated a successful spring season
SPRING 1952 FALL 1952
They We They
Center Pomt Toddvllle
I C of Cedar Raplds Central Clty
Sprmgvxlle Center Polnt
Central Cnty Central Clty
St Pat s of C I1
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SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT
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When the cheerleadxng wagon rolled around thls year Phyllls Heef
ner and barlene Franson cheerleaders of last year cllmbed aboard soon
to be lomed by Nancy Hense who was chosen at an all lugh school
assembly as the thxrd leader
Thexr wagon rocked a httle as slckness made them glve up thelr yob
for a mght or two but Phyllls Darlene and 'Nancy xnvented new
motnons lntroduced new yells to the cheermg sectlon at pep meetlngs
and proved thelr abllxty at the basketball games
As the cheerleadlng wagon came to a stop at the end of the season
the gurls cllmbed off Phyllxs never to board xt agam and Darlene and
Nancy lo walt for nts return next year
Hxp hnp hurray'
lets lhp hnp hurray'
llave we got a teim
Wxll they heat us? 'Vol BOY I ll baYl
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J UN IUII HIGH BASKETBALL
' P .lons
The jumor hxgh has ga1ned much expenence IDIS year ln basketball
The glrls have practxced very hard under the supervision of Mr Bohr They have lndustnously leamed and prac
llC8d the fundamentals xn preparatlon for thelr hxgh school years
The boys coach Mr Lash has worked dlllgently wlth the junior hxgh boys teaching them the fundamental and
basxc requlrements of a good basketball team As wlth the glrls this expenence wlll help the boys durlng the comlng
Durlng the year the boys played two games each with Marlon Coggon Urbana Troy Mllls and Mt Vemon The
glrls played two games each wlth Urbana and Troy Mllls
Perhaps the hugh hght of the year for the 1un1or hlgh basketball teams was thexr double vlctory over Urbana on thelr
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FIRST ROW E Paul Art Edltor L Martin Business Manager L Andrew Edxtor P Heefner Llterary
Editor L Martm Sports Edxtor SECOND ROW Mrs Wxlllams Advxsor R Wagner Assxstant BUSINESS
Manager Mr Bohr Sponsor S Class ASSISIBBI Editor B Boddlcker Asslstant Llterary Edltor D Hal
stead Ass1stantSports'Ed1tor Mrs Culver Advisor
Thls IS your 1953 Pzrateer The staff has worked hard and long to produce tl'1lS annual We hope you
The staff organlzed themselves September 26, wlth a meetlng wlth our Semco Color Press representa
tlve, Mr George Moms Ad sale campalgns 0fflCl8lly got under way on October 16 when sux membels
of the staff journeyed to Central Clty Later ln the month, campalgns xn Marlon and Alburnet' were
carried out Nearly 8500 O0 was collected by the sale of advertlsmg space
On January 9 the photographer from Lasswell s Studio in Cedar Rapids called at the school and
spent a busy half day wlth the staff, taklng the group PICIIITCS
The staff was very much amazed when, startlng the week of January 12 they sold the full older of
100 annuals ID six days. NCSOCIHIIODS were lmmedlately made with the pnnung company to procure
The last sectxon of the Pzrateer went to press on March 1. From that time on, the staff walted on
'plus and needles' untll the end of the year, when The Pzrateer 'came home' from the prxntxng company.
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FIRST ROW D Halstead Music News L Jones Grade News N Hense Editor M Wilson Column B
Boddlcker Sports News SECOND HOW D Wassmer Business Manager and Printer Mr Bohr Sponsor
P Heefner Assistant Editor E Jones General News
The fall of 1953 marked the Tattler s fourth year of publication. With each added year we have strived
to make our paper more enjoyable to its readers.
The circulation of the Tattler during 1953 has been larger than ever before. One-hundred twenty-eight
persons received a school paper bi monthly. Along with the circulation, the advertising has also in
creased. Thirty two different business men and women have bought advertising space in the Tattler.
At the close of the first semester the staff was very sorry that their editor, Roberta Hite, moved away.
Nancy Hense, the assistant editor, then became the new editor. Phyllis Heefner, who was not originally
on the staff, was selected to be the new assistant editor. At first the staff was completely lost, but
soon the schedule returned to normal.
We, the staff, would like to thank the students and the teachers for their fine cooperation. Because of
the promptness and encouragement of the teachers, together with the helpfulness of the student body, we
feel that we have been able to give you, our readers, a high school paper of which we are justly proud.
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After a hnef summer vacation band practice resumed on August 25 to start a new year M' Flemlng back for his thlrd year
dnrected the band of nearly 40 members
The Swxng Baud was enlarged this year to accomodate the oncomrng musxcnans The goup performed at several basketball
games and P T A meetings Dlfferent small groups also entertained at various meetxngp The mass band made appearances at
Stlmt Nnght and one of the P T A meetings
The hugh light of the 1951 52 school year for the band members was the Eastern Iowa Band Festxval held ln Cedar Rapxds ln
May Forty fxve musxclans and seven twnrlers accompaxned their representatlve for the Eastern Iowa Band Queen Dons .lean
Halstead That evenmg the band and twlrlers partnclpated ln the band revue at Hawkeye Downs
Small musical groups organxzed thls year were as follows
BRASS QUARTET Dons .lean Halstead Edward Gosnell Gary SAXOPHONE TRIO Shuley Johnson Clair Balderston Janet
Halstead Carol Tntle Bugg
BRASS QUINTET .luanxta Newnnn Mary Elllson Carol Trltle CLARINET QUARTET Norman Wassmer Yvonne Chrlstensen
Cary Halstead Edward Cosnell Ray Batchelder Bully Hatch
TRUMPET TRIO .luannta Newman Edward Gosnell Dons
The two classes of baton twxrlers have tackled and accomplished a number of new twlrls dunng band concerts and school
practlces All twnrlers have enjoyed maklng appearances at hall games band concerts and the band festxval We are looking
forward wxth antlcxpatxon to future programs
Next year we should llke very much to try our hands at acrobatlc twxrllng and other novelty twnrls Each feels there IB yet much
to he accomplished from this fascinating art.
Lots of cooperatlon lndustry and perseverance have nude posslble a successful year for the Vocal Muslc Department
Appearances made by various vocal groups have included P T A programs Stunt N1 t Unnon Thanksgwmg Servlce at
Alburnett, .lunlor Class Play Lxnn County Vocal Festival Unnverslty of Iowa Vocal Cllnxc Spring Muslc Contests Sprung Concert
JIIIIIOI' Senior Banquet Senior Class Play Baccalaureate and Commencement
The most outstandmg event of our musical year was playxng host to the Lnnn County Vocal Muszc Festival March 11 1953
Over 500 musncxaus partxclpated ln an afternoon clxnlc and the evenmg performance Each school presented one group and to
complete the program 325 vocalxsts representlng the twelve schools sang rn a massed chonr under the dlrectxon of the festxval
cntlc Dr Elwood Kelster professor of volce at Iowa State Teachers College Numbers presented by tlns group were the follow
mg Amencan Anthem Candy Dancers Ball Be Thou Near Me Lord Deaf Old Woman Set Down Servant and The
Lor s Prayer
Large groups Included Boys Clee Club Grrls Glee Club Mlxed Chorus Enzhth Grade Chorus and Seventh Grade Chorus
FIRST ROW J Epperson W Wassmer M Ellison ,I McAtee M Fhtsch Ms Wllhams ,I Berry
B McAtee L Jones G Leach
SECOND ROW E Paul B Boddlcker D Halstead C Croth B LEWIS D Lewxs P Heefner N
Reuse R Kirk C Batchelder S Class N Wassmer
THIRD ROW D Wassmer E Gosnell K Blxn N McCalley R Aller ,I McGowan R Palmer L
Cameron T Svoboda L ,Ions P Jones
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The jumor class play this year followed the Brooke famlly to the Ozark Mountains where Uncle
Osgood Brooke took his sister-ln law Annabel Brooke and his two nieces Connie and Babs Brooke
to escape the ardent attentxons of the gxrls sweethearts Steve lxelso and Dewey lamb As a diversion
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learn that he was also host to Steve and Dewey It seemed only natural nh at Lonme and Babs fell for
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complxcate matters the gu'ls athletic cousm Grace Darling arrived to spend three days
Now xt so happened that Blll was loolong for an athletic sweetheart and heretofore Grace had been
nothmg more than a pal to most boys Here was her chance to make a hut mth someone of her own
abxlltles but Connie and Babs seelng this also qulckly convinced Grace and changed her into a
clnngmg vxne baby talkmg Darllng The transformation proved to be ln the gurls favor xn that Bull
loathed Grace and turned hrs complete attentlons to Conme and Babs who suffered agonxes ln order
to keep up wxth He 'Vlan Bull But Steve and Dewey fell head over heels for Grace this presented
another problem for the gu'ls
At this time a home town friend of Grace s Spud Bowser put ln hls appearance Spud happened to be
a champlon athlete also and with much coaxlrg Steve Dewey and Grace Induced hlm to dress as a
girl athlete and deflate B111 s ego B111 fell for Bedella Bowser as dld Lncle Osgood and Newt
llawson a local hull bully The nosey brother Chuck Brooke .lack Slmmons an athlete blackmaxler
Ma Hawson a gun totlng hull bully woman and l nz llawson the Brooke s hull billy mald all provided
excitement a plenty As expected everythlng ended happlly with Steve and Connle Dewey and Babs
Lncle Osgood and Annabel Newt and Lxz and Spud and Grace all coolng at one another It see med that
the audlence as well as the cast enjoyed the episodes ln the Ozarks
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. . . . KENNETH BLIIN
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SECOND ROW .I Berry D Kouba Mrs Wrxght S Schmlckle R Wright THIRD ROW V Lewis
S Mcitee K Flltsch D Wmdfleld V Hoagland D Elllott
FIRST ROW C Schuch A Berry S Meyer D Tntler S Boddxcker J Tedder L Sloan S Ollphant
K Wilson INSET D Simmons SFCOND ROW .l Atz S ll8l'l'lB D Lamborn K Willmott S Fnshel
Musa Paul K Cameron B Burton B Gardner D Svoboda ll Dryman THIRD ROW G Houts P
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The fourth grade commenced the year wxth 17 glrls and 7 boys Durmg the year two students moved
away They were Lyle Watklns and Mary Carol Sheldon
Many new and mterestlng thlngs were learned th1s year Thexr subjects were arxthmetlc readmg
writing spelllng English health science history and geography They also took art music and
The many holldays were enjoyed wxth partxes at Halloween Chrlstmas and Valentlne s Day They
also enjoyed belng 1n the Chrlstmas program
They were happy to have so many vnsltors In thelr room at open house and they were proud to show
the guests a few of the thxngs they had accomplxshed durlng the year
The year of 1952 1953 began wlth 11 boys and 15 glrls ln the tlnrd grade During the year they lost
Dennls Moore and Gary Smlth and galned Mary .lean Foley and Jean Bahr
They had a very busy year learnlng many thlngs about people of other lands To help them wlth thelr
study they saw a serles of movxes of children of dlfferent lands ln thexr sclence studles the third
graders gaxned much knowledge about how anmnls lnve and protect themselves Of course becomlng
good readers and spellers were hxgh on therr hst of goals
To break the routxne of lessons they had fun at thelr Halloween party Chrxstmas party Chrlslmas
program and Valentine party ln addltlon they made valentlnes for the chlldren s hospltal
The slxth grade teacher Mrs Ralph Wrnght was greeted by 17 students thls year Then the fu'st
semester the class lost Roger Fink and added Larry Foley to the roll The second semester Faynette
Bohr jomed the class
The s1xth grade enjoyed a hay rack rlde and wlener roast at Mrs Wrlght s home early ln the fall
The Chrlstmas program was a bxg event for the snxth graders for Kathy Flltsch played the part of
Columbla and other students had promlnent parts ln the play
Judy Klrk James Berry and Steven Schmlckle had perfect attendance the fxrst semester
In the fall of 1952 the flfth grade began wlth an enrollment of thlrty puplls 15 boys and 15 girls
Marlene Van Coys stayed for only seven days Wesley Rus entered later but he soon left Herbert
Dryman entered ln January They lost two of thelr flrst enrollment Terry Moore and .lud1thTedder
Karen Wlllmott was absent for about seven weeks because of a heart ailment: otherwlse they had a
very good attendance for the fll'8t semester
Jems Atz lnvlted the flfth graders and thelr teacher Mlss Paul to her home to watch the mauguratlon
of our Presldent on televlslon. lt was very lnterestlng and educational everyone enjoyed xt
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FIRST ROW D Bolxrer K Neighbor .l Kouba INSET J Wolfe C Hsehlan D Pearson C
Garrison S Brogan K Hall J Hense SECOND ROW S Maage S Schmnckle .l Hatch B
Cool: V Mllls K Barnts THIRD ROW S Shaffer L Krumm P McGowan Mrs Lash P Jong,
J Andrew P Newman
FIRST ROW .l Bohr .I Floyd W Ellmon D hz N Glass K Etzel SECOND ROW R
Flxtsclm R Quass .l Wlllmott L Harris L K1.rk L Meyer L .Ions D Boddlcker C Schantz
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D Wachal D Hatch L Wright Miss Clark K Kxrk R Woska K au
FIRST ROW R Naylor .I Vlaage C MIIIB B Cook D Rawson T Terlder K lurk A Blgggll
J llackert. SECOND ROW J lxlopp P Simmons S Paul C Edwards M Txtler S Bohr J
Martin D Nlollenhauer G EIIIBOD K Sloan L 'Newman THIRD ROW R ,Ions D Etzel D
Schmlckle F' Humphreys B Chrlstensen I3 Schatzel Mrs Logan .I Balchelder C Peter
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SEC0lN D GRADE
We started our tr1p through second grade on a tram with 19 members and Mxss Clark as the engrneer Tommy Moore
and Roger Watgms contlnued thexr journey on another tram Lrnda Wrlght and Allce Ockenfxls soon boarded the train
.lanet Klopp was a regular passenger every day
On the way we took tlme for a Chnstmas program, Halloween party Valentme party and all of our brrthday partles
At Halloween we drscovered how much we enjoyed marshmallows burned rn flour
We gave a program to some fellow passengers, who were making a Slmllal' tnp but gomgto different destlnatlons.
A shadow play of The Rabbit Who Wrshed for Wings was acted out Kathleen Hmdman read for us A play called
The Old Woman s New Hat was enacted with Karen Kxrk, jean Frshel, and Mary Batchelder taklng the leadlng
On the tr1p we have met and learned about many people We have vrsxted wrth lndrans and have learned about therr
customs habrts, clotlung and slgns Our journey also took us to the Dutch Eskxmos, and the jungle
We enjoyed our trlp and reached our destlnatron ln May
School started ln the fall for 34 happy fxrst graders There were 15 gxrls and 19 boys Gary Peter entered the
followmg week, brxngmg the enrollment to 35 puplls the total statronary enrollment for the year Joyce Hoover and
Tommy Tedar moved and Donna Sue Mollenhauer and Le Roy Ockenflls fllled thelr vacancxes
Nature study held much of the mterest of the hrst graders Thenr studxes rncluded insects, plants, seeds, weather,
and seasons They also enjoyed domg then' socral study projects Some of the projects were the clrcus, lndlan lxfe
as portrayed ln the poem Hzawatha cowboy llfe and the comparison of life on the farm with llfe rn the clty
They have had a Halloween party, Chrxstmas party Valentrne party and have, also, taken part 1n the Chrrstmas
program thrs year
The kxndergarten chrldren arrrved at school on January 14 to begrn thelr f1rst semester of school They were very
happy wlth therr newly decorated room wlth rose-colored walls and green furmture
Soon after school began, everyone became famrllar wlth the many actlvltles avallable rn hrs room Everyone en
joyed the puzzles, lxbrary books Kmder Clty clay, fmger palntlng and palntlng at the easel
The second week of school Hussell Hendryx announced that lt was his blrthday Ths called for a celebratlon
covered wrth brown paper, and streamers of plnk and green crepe paper were added The back of the chair displayed
a large whlte paper birthday cake with srx candles Each trme someone has a birthday thls pupll rs named Birth
day Child' for that day
February 13 was Valentlne s Day at school for kindergarten Everyone enjoyed glvxng and recelvxng valentlnes
Doll Day was another enjoyable occasion for the kmdergarten youngsters Thrs was a day chosen by the
children, for brlngmg dolls and Teddy bears Some of the boys who dldn t have dolls to bring brought favorlte games
Everyone enjoyed that day m May when all of us boarded a school bus and journeyed off to spend a day at Mrs
Kowalsky s farm returnxng to the school ln the afternoon ln tlme to rlde home on the bus
Halloween was the f1.rst festrve tlme of the year for the grades Every grade planned and prepared for a party of
games and stunts ln thelr own room Before the lIldlVldll8l partles the boys and glrls, dressed ln costume, paraded
through the bulldlng The sxxth grade started the parade and, as they passed through the rooms, each grade jolned
the processlon untxl the parade was slx grades long Then they marched through the hrgh school rooms around the
school ground and frnally returned to thelr rooms for the vanous partres
The Chrrstmas pageant xs fast becommg a tradltxon ln our communxty At Chrrstmas tlme, 1952, the grades unrted
full strength to make the season a happy one for everyone Thxs event featunng 148 cluldren, was under the drrec
tron of the grade teachers headed by Mrss Leona Clark
The program was drvxded xnto three drstmct parts The Chrrstmas Splrlt and her falnes rergned over the entrre
productron Frrst, they showed a typxcal Amencan Chrrstmas, wrth danclng snowflakes and Santa Claus Santa
brought hrs toys ln a real slelgh pulled by elght pranctng remdeers, lead by Rudolph, the red nosed remdeer The
spntely fames waved thetr wands, as Santa's toys came to lrfe, danced, and sang
Second, a shrp came mto the harbor, frlled with chrldren from forergn lands, who depleted thelr Chnstmas customs,
songs, and dances England, France, Spam, Mexrco Sweden, and Holland were ably represented
Fxnally, the first Chnstmas was shown The most lmpressrve portrayal was the Natrvrty Scelle All of the chrldren
were rn an attrtude of reverence and prayer, whrle the solo Srlent Nrghtn was sung
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IT S A DATE
The 1952 senxor class play It s A Date was a teenage comedy ln three acts The play was presented
xn the Alburnett gymnasium on March 20 and 21 Mr and Nhs Rogers had qulte a time with then' two teen
age daughters Valerie and 1 xnda Slxteen year old Linda got a hreak so she thought when Diana Cor
don the school siren and Austin Farrel broke up Austm asked Valerie to get hxm a date wlth Lxnda
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but when Linda got ready ln her party dress she was stood up thanks to Diana After meetlng a ont
gomery a football hero Llnda was very happy The lavish wardrobe made the play very colorful as well
as amusxng The class of 52 dnd an excellent job on thls play wlth every person portraying his part very
The ACtlVlty Banquet was a success At approxxmately 6 30 P 'Vl on Ap.-113 1952 a meal consxstmg
of baked ham mashed potatoes creamed peas buttered corn sunshxne salad rolls and hutter, plckles
jelly pxe coffee and mxlk was served to about 300 people After the meal the following program was
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presented MUSICJWIIIS Band lnvocatlon Rev Kerney Welcome Supt ,losep 0 resenalon 0
Toastmlstress Lora Wassmer Mr Bohr Presentation of Jllhlll' llxgh Athletic Awards Mr Heasmore
Speaker 'Nlr J Grant of Coggon Presentation of Hugh School Girls Athletxc Awards Nh' Bohr Tramp
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ollne Demonstration Mr Walter Craybeal lresentatlon of Commercial Awards Mr Bohr lnslc an
Presentation of Music Awards Mr Fleming Speaker M' R Buckner of Central Cnty Presentation of
Boys Athletic Awards and Cheerleadmg Awards Mr Lash Music Girls Chorus
J UN Illll SEN IOB BAN QUET
Oooool Are those our classmates? Such remarks were prevalent on Apnl 26 1952 at the Jumor-
Semor Banquet The Banquet was held ln the Roosevelt Room of the Roosevelt Hotel ln arranging the
banquet the juniors chose Apnl Showers for thenr theme At 7 30 P M eight Junxors and then' twenty
seven guests gathered around the horseshoe shaped banquet table
The followxng program concluded the entertannment for the evemng lnvocatxon M' Bohr Welcome
Roberta H1te Response Lora Wassmer Banquet Speaker Mr Bohr Senxor Class Wall Betty McGowan
Class Prophecy Phylhs Heefner Music Roberta Hxte and Dons Halstead A tnbute to our Semors Lois
After the program Juniors and guests adjourned to attend a late movne
SENIIIB CLASS TRIP
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Because of a surprlse baseball tournament schedule our class of 1952 had to leave early for the Ozarks
on our class trlp Exactly twelve hours ahead of schedule on May 7 M' Bohr Howard Drcken Darwm
Paul and Bob Berry each with a car full of seniors departed from the schoolhouse All day Wednesday
was spent ln drnvmg Late that afternoon we arrnved an llannxbal MIBSOIIII and regxstered at the Maryland
Hotel After refreshlng ourselves we ate a late dinner ID the hotel drmng room and later went out In
separate groups to see what we could of the cxty We enjoyed many xnterestlug srghts
On 'lhursday mornlng we left for St Louis where a group went to the baseball game between the New
York Grants and the St Louxs Cardmals Another group enjoyed a tour of the large zoo Both groups then
met and went to the amusement park for some real excntement and thnlls Leavmg the park we journeyed
north to Columbia Mlssourl where we spent our second night after a long-distance phone call to Albur-
nett, we learned that the baseball game was stnll scheduled for Fnday sowe had to cancel our plans to
see the Ozarks and speed home About 1 00 P M on Friday May 9 there arrived ln Alburnett a group of
srxteen weary A H S seniors accompanied by their chaperones 'ti' and M's Bohr
BACCALAUBEATE AND GBAllUATION
Sunday May 4 1952 seventeen happy seniors marched to the front of the school audltorlum to recelve
therr baccalaureate address The Reverend Kerney presented the sermon entntled Marchlng Orders Wrth a
Promise Various hrgh school groups rendered vocal and band YDUSIC
Four days later May 15 seventeen even happier seniors marched agaln to the stage and to their ultl
mate hlgh school goal Clad rn caps and gowns of blue and white therr class colors with red roses on
their lapels and therr class motto Out of School Lrfe Into Life s School m the background, they no
longer appeared to be our former classmates Mr Ronald Fleming provrded the musrc for the prelude and
processxonal which was followed by the lnvocatlon by the Reverend Keith Hauser A vocal solo by Dons
Halstead preceded the valedrctory speech by Dons McAtee The Reverend Andrew E Kurth a pastor
from Cedar Rapids presented the mam address of the evening entitled Here Am l
The long awaited moment had finally arrlved Mr Bohr Introduced M' Merle Trltle who presented the
diplomas The Reverend Hauser pronounced the benedrctlon
Graduation suddenly became the usual noisy and jo ul occasion It always lS
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