Alexandra High School - Old Acquaintance Yearbook (Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada)
- Class of 1947
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VOLUME Iv. ' JUNE, 1947
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A YEAR BOOK
Published in the hope that it can capture and
retain within these covers some of the
spirit of Alexandra High School.
Published annually at Medicine Hat by the Students' Council
of the Alexandra High School. '
Editor-in-Chief ........,,................ Norrine Lutes
Editor .............................................. Dick Taylor
Business Manager ...... Helen Mary McNichol
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"No period in history is com-
parable to the present. Under
the stress of the greatest con-
flict of all time, old systems
have broken down and old
ideals of social, civic and
national life have passed
away. A new spirit of liberty
pervades the air and a new
hope is cherished that some-
how the ills and injustices that
have embittered human life
may be redressed. It is real-
ized that during the past cen-
tury the development of the
humanitarian and spiritual
aspects of life has not kept
Nvffine LUNS pace with the achievements of
science, and hence there is a
tremendous need for a for-
ward movement for the consummation in our social, national
and world relationships of the spirit of the brotherhood of man.
A new world must be created-broader, nobler and more hu-
manitarian. It is by youth with the freshness of outlook, un-
trammeled by the past, that the challenge for world betterment
must be met. The rising generation alone must guide the spirit
of the new democracy and create for it from the chaotic con-
ditions of the present, a more enduring habitat."
These words were written 23 years ago for a graduating
class, but their fundamental truths still apply today, not only
to the graduating class but to every student everywhere. The
purpose of this Year Book is not only to serve as a reminder
of our high school days, but also to show the spirit of our
students, for the only standard by which our school may be
judged is that SPIRIT.
We shall have achieved success when we go forward, un-
afraid and confident, with physical vigor, mental alertness and
noble idealism. Just as those who have gone before have seized
upon opportunities to bring honor to the name of their old
school, so shall we advance, to use the knowledge we have
gained to increase the store of human comfort and happiness.
The Year Book is one of the
most ambitious enterprises
carried out under the auspices
of the Students' Council. Its
publication this year bears
testimony to the persistence,
energy and intelligence of the
committee in charge. I con-
gratulate them upon their
May I take this opportunity
l to register my appreciation
not only to the Year Book
Committee but to all students
and teachers who apply re-
sources of time, energy and
talent in the planning and exe-
cution of extra-curricula ac-
' tivities. For, as Dr. Cole has
aptly said, "The modern high
school is a highly socialized place in which there is opportunity
for boys and girls to develop their social interests." I feel
sure that most students and teachers look favorably on this
trend realizing that it enriches and adds variety to school life.
On the other hand, the core function of the school still
remains. It is to accumulate and to apply our resources of
knowledge-our cultural heritageg intelligence of social relation-
ships and world affairsg the findings of modern science. Keen
minds, skilled hands and special training are necessary if we
are to progress. Alexandra High School is fortunate in having
a staff of instructors, by training and personality so Well equip-
ped for the task. We are fortunate, too, in having in the student
body so many who adequately value this "core function" and
who utilize to the maximum the opportunity the school offers.
The Principal appreciates to the full the privilege of being
associated with such personnel and in such a Worthy enterprise.
This sentiment is tinged with regret that so many familiar
faces Will, due to graduation, be absent from these halls next
year. To them, au revoir and good fortune.
-J. T. Cuyler.
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Four years ago a Students' Union was accepted in A.H.S.
for the purpose of allowing students to govern themselves. Its
inception has stimulated the students to take an enthusiastic
view of activities, which in turn has developed REAL school
Since 1943, the Union has brought about major develop-
ments. After a lapse of 25 years a Year Book was issued. The
En Avant was re-established. Extensive war projects were
completed. Evening dances were inaugurated. Distinctive A.H.S.
sweaters were designed and sold. Committees and clubs, for
the betterment of school life, were formed.
Each year the execution of the Union became easier for
the governing Council. Thus no one executive can rightfully
demand laurels, for its success is only the glaze on the finished
product and the foundation underneath is what must withstand
Not only does success depend upon the preceding Councils,
but also upon the co-operation and support of the students.
The high percentage of willing workers in A.H.S. certainly offsets
the few grumblers, and organizations have functioned well with
I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank
and congratulate those students who have done so much toward
making this a gala year. To be commended are: the Drama
Club, the Glee Club, the Orchestra, the E.R.O. Club, the Forum
Club, for their cultural assets, the Gym Club, the T.A.M.S., the
Grade Nine Club, for their encouragement, among other things,
of sociability among students, the Camera Club, the Lost and
Found Committee, the Publicity Committee, the Year Book
staff, the En Avant staff, the Constitution Revision Committee,
for their practical accomplishments, the Sports Committee, the
Dance Committee, for creating student interest, the Girls' Com-
mittee, the House Committee, for undertaking the less glamor-
ous jobs, the members of the Council for their assistance.
To the principal, Mr. Cuyler, and the teaching staff, I
express the thanks of the Union for their co-operation.
It has been a privilege and an honor to be president of
the Students' Union.
HAMLET'S FAMOUS FOURTH SOLILOQUY
To marry, or not to marry: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The jeers and jibes of outrageous females,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by proposing, end them. To court, to marry:
To be a bachelor no more, and by a marriage end
The heartache and the thousand and one ills
Bachelors are heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. But the dread of
Something after makes us rather bear the ills
We have, than fly to others that we know not of.
Bock row lleft to rightl: H. Wyers, B. Anhorn, F. McQueen, B. Lindsay, R. Burkett.
Front row: N. Lutes, E. Sangster, B. Gant, M. Patterson.
There were this year, as usual, a number of committees
that divided up the work which goes with a Students' Union.
Among them, of course, Was the ever-present Sports Com-
mittee headed by Bob Lindsay. He and his helping athletes,
including Doreen Herman, Isabel Herman, Joan Fisher, Barney
Mitchell, Vic Bannan and Max Adkins, drew up a budget, or-
ganized the year's sports activities and planned a Sports Day
for June 4th.
The Lost and Found Committee under Max Adkins and
Bill Anhorn carried on the usual business transactions in Room 13.
The Publicity Committee did some Very valuable Work this
year under the leadership of Ray Burkett. With the help of
Marg. Ralston, Jean Elder and Mr. Johnston, they publicized all
the "doings," big and little, around the school.
Ewart fPeteJ Kinvig headed the Dance Committee Which
successfully held a number of dances. Judy Freedman looked
after the entertainment, while Isobel Murray and Collie Chacalias
reigned over the sale of tickets. The ever-important food was
under the direction of Max Adkins and Eddie Fitzgerald. And
then the Committee that does all the work before and after
the dances, that is the Decoration Committee, consisted of Garth
Shaw, Hugh Beaton, Len Sharland, and Alan Wallace. That
was a job well done, fellas.
The Girls' Committee did some great work this year, 'thanks
to Betty Gant and Eva Biel.
Since the arrival of the milk machine Bill Anhorn was put
in charge of the House Committee. This committee did all
the dirty work around the school, such as picking up empty
bottles and dusting off the crumbs left by the noon lunchers.
Back row Ileft to rightl: B. Ratcliffe, D. Kennard, D. Taylor, D. Stepaniuk,
Middle row: D. Steedman, S. Badgero, I. Hildebrand, I. Mattson, M. Adkins.
Front row: B. Niblock, G. Manarey, B. Bain, R. Hildebrand, A. Lozo.
Heard in the girls' room: "Of course, I Wouldn't say any-
thing about her unless I could say something good. And, oh boy,
is this good . . ."
On June 27th, fifty-four graduating students of Alexandra
High School will leave behind them their high school days and
set forth into the world. Some will go on to higher learning:
others will go out into the world. The first big step in life
has been taken. The road has seemed long and temptations
have been many, but in the future we may well look back on
these happy years as all too short.
Some of us may attain great fame and renown in our
chosen paths of life. However, no matter what our place in
the world, We shall all be better citizens of our great country,
for our years at Alexandra High School.
At this point may I say that I hope that very few, if any,
of us will succumb to the call of greater wealth and fame
"south of the border." I think that it is our duty as Canadians
to stay in Canada and build a country greater than that of
our southern neighbors so that our children will have no wish
to go to the United States.
Our days at the Alexandra have been full of happiness
and fun but not without their measure of work. Who can
count the number of hours Rennie has poured over Latin, or
Elaine over her Trig? But due to the amazing number of
excuses Ray has turned out for us, most of us have had more
than our share of good times. In our high school days we
have seen the end of a great conflict involving all the major
powers of the world. Let us hope that, with our fun, we have
also acquired a hate for War and a determination to build a
peace-loving and peaceful world.
Many of us have gained valuable experience in extra cur-
ricular activities. This knowledge in dealing with people will
perhaps someday more than compensate for the low marks that
have come as a result. Our Students' Union, under this year's
capable executive, is at last becoming the Union which was
planned by previous supporters. Let us hope it continues to
grow and prosper through the coming years.
May the class of '47 become more than just another picture
on the Alexandra walls, a class to which our teachers may point
with pride. May it become a group of successful and happy
men and women and may they aways point with pride to the
Alexandra High School.
gilisiurg - - - Qllass nf '47
It has been said we read history through our prejudices:
so, in reviewing the history of the Class of 1947, I may be
prejudiced as to the relative importance of our class in the
history of the A.H.S. Allowing my mind to drift back over
the last four years I find many ways our class has contributed
to school life.
On a bright October day four years ago we came to the
A.H.S., bewildered by the huge building and perplexed by the
corridors, staircases, classrooms and timetables. We gazed with
awe at the former grads frowning down at us from the walls.
Then we were initiated. For two days the girls, with aprons
on backwards, scurried along the halls with straight hair and
no make-up and the boys, with shirts, sweaters and ties on
backwards, wore one pant-leg rolled above the knee. Now we
know why boys wear long pants!
By the beginning of Grade X we felt quite superior and
found ourselves running up stairs three at a time and blocking
traffic in the halls gossiping. Maybe that is why some of our
teachers are losing their hair.
Sports Day has always been a great day, either because
we liked sports or because we liked a holiday. Whatever it
was Betty and Dick managed to emerge bedecked with as many
ribbons as General Montgomery.
Since the school choir was reorganized three years ago,
our "Singing Stars of Tomorrow," Margaret and Rose Marie,
have delighted us at school functions.
Although the war didn't directly affect our class it did the
personnel of the teaching staff. After serving in the forces
they came back to the A.H.S. last year-no doubt to hear Itzy's
jokes again! We hear Mr. Grant taught math in the airforce
and he must have learned something, too, for in algebra just
when we are flying high he gives us a test and we're grounded
again. Also, a few of our teachers have left, like Mr. Elder-
gone but not forgotten!
The best plays ever staged at A.H.S. have been produced
during our stay here-but maybe we're prejudiced because
Jacquie and Dick have starred in our favorites, "Junior Miss"
and "Rebecca." Last year the first drama festival was held
so successfully that it was repeated this year.
The "En Avant" has recorded our follies and misfortunes
faithfully while we have been at the A.H.S. So faithfully, in
fact, that they have won the I.O.D.E. provincial prize for the
best school paper in Alberta for two consecutive years.
This year the "Imps" won the city basketball championshipg
so Chuck, Dick and Ray will be immortalized on the halls of the
A.H.S. as basketball champs.
We, the Class of '47, have had' the advantages of many
clubs. E.R.O., Gym, Drama and Forum are only a few of the
many which have helped make our high school life an un-
forgettable experience. The annual spring Red Cross Tea, con-
vened by the T.A.M.S. under the capable guidance of Miss Cobb,
continues to be the outstanding social event of the school.
This year several improvements have been added to the
school. A milk-vending machine has been installed in the base-
ment-now you know why there's always a crowd around the
The most important and most revolutionary event to take
place since our initiation was Joyce's election as the first girl
president of our Students' Union. Even though the boys have
complained all year no doubt they'll do it again next year.
And now we are graduates with many memories of A.H.S.
The impressive ceremony last night and the fun and hilarity
of tonight have been a fitting climax to our four unforgettable
years at the A.H.S.
-Sibyl Louise Niblock.
Dust is thick on the portrait in the dimly-lit hall. Vague
is the printing below the faded faces. As we approach the
picture we wonder what has become of these bright looking
students that made the class of '47.
Downton, next to Cliff Adams' taxi stand Cwhose motto
is "We drive Plymouths, while pedestrians Dodge"l stands the
business firm of Kundert and Odland. They began their fabu-
lous careers as "Contractors Extraordinary" but, after their
first building assignment, they changed the name by popular
request to "Wreckers Incorporated." On the corner of the
block we find Fred "Big Business" Schneider selling the even-
ing issue of Labor Union lpublished by Liberal M.P. for Oliver
West, Norrine Lutesj.
In every field the class of '47 has prominent members.
Rennie Dederer is following Roosevelt's footsteps. Every time
he sits down with a group of men he demands a New Deal, then
like Premier King, shuffles his cabinet.
Prominent in the rural World is farmer Irvin Shore, owner
of the largest chick hatcheries in Western Canada. It's about
time he cashed in on those eggs he's been laying.
In industry, Sibyl Loume Niblock, following a Students'
Council recommendation, is working for the Gruen Watch Com-
pany-still keeping minutes. Art Rayner is a wealthy lumber-
camp foreman-still looking after Woods.
In the literary field We see the best seller, "Why I Am No
Longer a Secretary," by Ida "Kathleen" Johnson and Lottie
"Windsor" Zeitner, and Eddie Bach has made millions from
his photographic club "Look of the Month." Don Mackenzie
has just edited "Algebra in rrr2 log 3,451 Easy Lessons" for
Showing at all the best theatres is that famous couple,
Margaret and Richard Taylor, in the exciting "Rebecca Returnsj'
written, produced and directed by Richard Taylor-Taylor-made!
On the same program is the thrilling, spine-tingling, "Butcher
Arms Around Me," starring Sissy "Oh, You Kid!" Sangster.
Before the show begins there will be the "Try, Try Again
Amateur Show," with the following contestants:
Cuddles Lacey and
doing your favorite numbers.
But, alas, not all the graduates of that class became famous
-some were married, and, worse still, some became school
Do you remember Wilma Daniel? Well, now she's prin-
cipal of the latest correspondence school, her motto: "My way
is the Weiss way." Two of our colleagues have established
the Morrison and Marcellus School for Girls-"We only take
nice girls, but the McQueen girls, Rose, Petunia, Lily and Dan-
delion, go here, too." Kay Grenache is tutoring Algebra and
Sociology to the Grant and Cuyler kids, and Don Hullock is a
Social Studies teacher, with emphasis on the Social!
Eileen Krauss took off and married a T.C.A. pilot, and
Annabel found that being a dress-maker wasn't much alone, so
she found herself a suitor, collared him, and after he pleated
with her to marry him, she hemmed and hawed, then accepted
and married the janitor. Ruth Collier decided she wasn't going
to be a bridesmaid again, so became a bride instead. Norma
Vesso and Marguerite Broughton took the fatal step and now
each one has a bawl and change. Joyce Turner says she might
as well be a Librarian because Don's always booking off, or
leaving her on the shelf.
Remember Betty Williams? Well, she heard the "call of
the open road" and became a Varga-bound.
When you're in Miami, you simply must visit the fabulous
summer resort, Bill Beach, by a designer of the same name.
Chuck Allen vacations there every winter. In the summer he
loafs in California, and in the winter, Florida.
Ray Burkett had an interesting time while travelling on
the train the other day. The conductor looked at him as
though he hadn't paid, so Ray looked right back as though he had.
Bertha Andersen has become her own boss. At the office
she can start any time before seven and stop any time after
six. Pete Kinvig is now an eminent band leader and composer.
Even Bill Kanewischer's singing his latest hit "Give Me a
Simple Wife." Also in the musical world we find Ida Hedlund
and her Medicine Hat Conservatory of Music. Many people have
obtained their L.S.M.F.T. degree from this music centre.
In the medical field the class of '47 is well represented.
Marg Lyon and Betty Gant have certainly made names for
themselves in the Dr. Kildare Memorial Hospital. They have
very important work in the kitchen-Betty washes the dishes
and Marg dries. At the same hospital Karen Mathieson is
the anaesthetist. It's so nice and quiet. Everyone in this
hospital has heard of Doc Elder. He's the only one they know
who can take out your tonsils and play Pennsylvania 6-5000
on the sax, at the same time.
Helen Mary McNichol is now the Russian ambassador to
Nicaragua. They can't understand what she's saying and she
can't understand what they're saying-so the Foreign Ministers
conference goes on.
Mike Chomik has become a very wealthy man shipping
machine guns to the United Nations Assembly Debates. And
Irene Lewis has changed her name because people were giving
her dirty looks every time she bought a ton of coal.
Norman Mauch has become a "Voyageur of the Rods"-
ever since Mr. Cuyler told him about Hobohemia.
Lloyd Flaig and Anne Hopkins have a marvellous Biology
Laboratory, one of the most modern in the world. One of
their minor assistants is someone called Lapp. Ever hear of her?
Budd Whiticar has designed some of the very latest houses.
His rumpus rooms are marvellous. His slogan? "You, too,
can have a bowling alley in your basement." And Don Fraser
has become general manager of the Dominion Fruit Company.
What about me? Well, on the corner of Backwater Street
and Chinatown Avenue, you'll find a little booth with this
sign on it:
A Prophecy for a Free Meal
-J . Brinkhurst.
ANNE HOPKINS -A quiet girl
who goes in for technical subjects.
Of course, she just loves Bug II, but
then, who doesn't? Anne is also
very fond of sports.
ART RAYNER- The lad with the
bookkeeping figures tin his mindj
plans to upset the economic system
of Canada by becoming an account-
ant. He excels in bowling and mo-
tor tinkering. Art also run a motor-
cycle with a sidecar.
HELEN MARY McNICHOL - This
popular miss has always taken an
active interest in school life. This
year her time has been fully oc-
cupied, as she is secretary of the
T.A.M.S. and business manager of
the Year Book committee. She is
so fascinated by French that she
intends to become an interpreter at
the Canadian embassy.
CHARLIE ALLEN-Chuck has
made his name famous as a star
of the Imps and on sports day. His
ambition is to graduate without
ever havinjg done ,any homework. z
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BERTHA ANDERSEN - Where
there is some bookkeeping to be
done there is a shout for Bertha.
That's how she became the account-
ant for the Year Book Committee.
Bertha can be found with Marg on
week-ends, boat riding on the
streams at Seven Persons.
NORMAN MAUCH-With muscles
and a six o'clock shadow Cdaylight
saving timej, Norm is the only boy
in the school who has a Upillow-
padded chair" for each class. Mr.
Mauch's ambition in life is to in-
herit Ford's millions so that he can
retire. P.S.-Norm's hoping for a
DON FRASER - Six foot two with
eyes of blue, describes Don. While
his golf may be above par, he can
get along fine with Audrey. His
ambition is to become postmaster-
general and the way he throws
around those mail bags he'll soon
have the job cinched.
JACQUIE, BRINKHURST - With-
out Brink and her wisecracks,
school would be a lot duller As
a leading character in our annual
plays, vice-president of the Stu-
dents, Union, and head of the Radio
Committee, not mentioning algebra
and French, Jacquie's time is well
RAY BURKETT-Besides being
one of the school's top athletes and
everybody's friend, Ray is the chief
liaison officer between the student
body and the teachers. His ambi-
tion is to teach people to be like
MAY MORRISON-May, a shy,
quiet lass from Orion, plans on
going to Normal. Her unique way
of explaining things is really some-
thing. She has a wonderful time
EDDIE BACK-This is the guy
who, no matter whether he's at
school or on his way there, seems
to be late for preliminary period.
He is also the handyman for the
MARGARET LYON - Marg is well
known for her book-borrowing abil-
ities. Her patient manner will
come in handy when she becomes
a nurse. She and Bertha are in-
RAY BURNS-This handsome
young wolf from Saskatchewan can
usually be found at Ernie's, dream-
ing about somebody's cousin from
Carmangay. He has two ambitions,
these being: a three-cushion shot
into the side pocket and to grad-
uate. -' 1 . . 1, 'K fmt- 'ez-r-H
JOYCE TURNER-To the girl
who can balance Students' Union
books and still come up smiling,
the teaching profession beckons,
but we hate to see it happen to
such a nice person. Joyce has been
active in the Drama Club and en-
joys acting and singing.
FRED McQUEEN-Here we find
'tJosh" who has been very active
this year, for he is president of the
Forum Club and chairman of the
Graduation Committee. His ambi-
tion is to become one of the coun-
try's leading florists with an acre
or so of greenhouses, of which he
will devote a section to the growing'
of orchids for Betty. AMW' if
ANNABELL ANDERSON - This
lass CBrush-cut Annabellj is taking
technical subjects. Her ambition
is to become a tailoress, but a cer-
tain young man may change her
mind. She is remembered for the
fact that she never got to choir on
RENNIE DEDERER-He comes
to school to sleep. His chosen ca-
reer is to become chief ball-catcher
at the Central emporium. Ren's a
man-about-town in his '46 Chev.
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'NORMA VESSO - Norm is special-
izing in technical subjects to pre-
pare for her career as a tailoress.
'She is fond of riding and walking.
She and Eileen are inseparable.
MARGUERITE BROUGHTON -
This cute little brunette known as
Dixie intends to be an interior de-
corator. She has taken technical
courses this year to prepare for her
CLIFFORD ADAMS-The Wizard
at mechanical drawing is Cliff.
This jolly fellow is everyone's
friend. He is the only person we
know who delivers groceries in his
dad's '46 car.
RUTH COLLIER -Plans either to
marry or join the army. Knowing
how Ruth hates dishwashing, some
are afraid she might not be too
successful in either and suggest
VVILLIAM KUNDERT-He likes
nothing better than to spend Satur-
day night at a country dance.
Willie was an E.R.O. member, but
still dislikes giving a speech.
LOTTIE ZEITNER-Lottie is go-
ing to be a stenographer. She will
really be able to smile at her boss,
with such a beautiful set of teeth.
Lottie is quiet-until you get to
GLEN ODLAND-Mr. Vallis has
hired Glen for his permanent er-
rand boy, as he always comes back
with a girl. His favorite pastimes
are country dances. He has been
an active member of the E.R.O.
and his ambition is to be a mechan-
JOYCE MARCELLUS - When this
blonde little miss finishes high
school she plans to train for a
teacher. She says that she would
like to travel north to teach the
Eskimos, but the greatest possibil-
ity is that she will return to Em-
press to recover her heart.
BILL KANEWISCI-IER-Bill is
the angel of Mr. Vallis's Grade XII
Commercial class and also, we
might add, the only male. He was
an enthusiastic reader of Western
stories but lately has lost interest.
He is very fond of giving speeches
for Miss Cobb, and sharing his law
book with a certain blonde.
DON ELDER-Don is the tenor
sax man who plays with the Mod-
ernaires on his spare evenings. His
hobbies include music and photo-
graphy. His ambition? Why, a
doctor, of course.
BETTY GANT-When t'Miss Gant"
entered A.H.S. in the fall of 1913
it was a happy day for the old
school, for Betty has been a staunch
supporter of all Union activities.
Just ask the candidates whom she
supported at election time. This
year Betty was president of the
T.A.M.S., and head of the Girls'
MIKE CI-IOMIK-Mike's the wo-
man-hater of A.H.S. Although he
doesn't participate in school activ-
ities, he is very studious. His am-
bition in life is to make a million
as a pool shark.
WILMA DANIEL - Wilma, keenly
interested in school activities, is
an active member of the T.A.M.S.
and choir and still finds time for
volleyball, basketball, and Herb.
After she leaves A.H.S., Wilma
plans to be a primary teacher.
BUDD WHITICAR-"Lover", as
his friends call him, is a good
"Mahon," Since he heard that wo-
men are a dime a dozen he's been
mad-"to think that all these
years I've been spending my money
on popcorn." Favorite subjects are
trig and biology.
IDA I-IEDLUND -Just ask this
blonde how she gets her high Biol-
ogy II marks-work, that's all. Her
spare time is spent at the show and
playing the piano. She plans to be
a music teacher.
DICK STEPHENS-Dick is the
lad with corny jokes and flashy
clothes. His theory is that you
learn by asking questions. He is
very active in sports, dramatics,
music and on the dance floor.
MARGARET PATTERSON - Born
in 1929, she brought on the depres-
sion and ever since then, things
have been happening. Marg is
president of the Glee Club, mem-
ber of the T.A.M.S., Melody Maids,
En Avant Committee, and basket-
ball team. Her favorite pastimes
are singing and men. She was co-
star in t'Rebecca."
EWART KINVIG-"Pete" is one
of the most popular boys in the
school. He plays the piano and the
clarinet and we do mean play. He
was head of the Dance Committee
during the year. Also enjoys sing-
SIBYL-LOUISE NIBLOCK - Sibyl
is the hard working secretary of
the Students' Union. This scholar-
ship winner is very interested in
languages and in the near future
will probably be found studying
French at the U. of A. This year
she has been the school pianist.
NORRINE LUTES-The editor of
the Year Book has an identity all
her own, for she has not only beauty
but brains! She says she is count-
ing on a career, but we think that
the Home Economics course which
she plans to take at Varsity will
be put to another use. After all,
the way to a man's heart is
through his stomach.
DICK TAYLOR-Prominent in
dramatic, Council and musical af-
fairs, Dick is also the well-known
composer of the "Lost Concerto."
He is surrounded with an air of
mystery, for we can never under-
stand how he gets his high marks
without any homework.
JOYCE REESOR-As our first
girl president, Joyce must find that
she has to be a human dynamo to
keep up with all her activities.
Musically inclined and winner of
two speaking contests, Reese plans
on university if she can ever pass
IRVIN Sl-IORE-Each school has
its playboy and with A.H.S. it's
"Itsy." 'tits' knows more girls than
Carter has pills. He is noted for
his second-hand jokes and his true-
to-life sketches of the teachers.
"Its', hopes to enter the field of
commercial art, but we think he'll
be selling loud ties or shining shoes
for Bing Crosby. f1..4.4,f Tffwfw-0'-'S'
EILEEN KRAUSS - Eileen wants
to be a dress designer. If we can
judge by the cute clothes she de-
signs and makes for herself, she
is Well on the way. She likes read-
ing and drawing and has played
in the A.H.S. orchestra for years.
DON MacKENZIE-The reason
they call him t'Sunshine" is because
he is never out at night. Don is
usually seen around the pool hall,
although his ambition, other than
to be the local snooker champ, .is
to be a civilpengineer.
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LLOYD FLAIG-Lloyd has set
out to disprove Darwin's theory.
He was hero of the biology class
when he dissected a mink. He is
a favorite with everyone.
BETTY WILLIAMS - This pretty
miss may become a stenographer or
perhaps a flower designer at Fredls
greenhouses. Betty served as secre-
tary of the Forum Club and on the
Graduation Committee, besides tak-
ing an active part in Gym Club and
Table Tennis Club.
DON HULLOCK-If you want to
argue about world affairs, politics,
or merely the weather, Don's your
man. While an active participant
in school activities, notably the For-
um Club, Don hopes to become an
ROSE MARIE LACEY - Although
new to the school, Rose Marie is
an old friend of the students. She
is well-known for her singing tal-
ents, and is planning her career
along that line, for next year she
can be found at the Toronto Con-
servatory of Music.
DALE KRAEM AR - Where there
is music there is Dale, for he be-
longs to three choral groups. Al-
though he is struggling through a
matriculation course, Dale still
finds time for shows and jiving.
He was food convenor for the Teen
ELAINE SANGSTER-Elaine likes
beautiful clothes and handsome,
tall men. She made a good job
of editing the En Avant this year.
Her immediate plans for the future
are teaching, but she admits she's
the domestic type.
FRED SCHNEIDER -- Fred seems
to like physics and trig very well,
but gets along well in all his
courses. He just sits there and
takes it all in. He plans to be an
IDA JOHNSON-Another steno-
grapher-to-be, Ida was head of the
printing and arrangement of the
En Avant She will probably be
manager of her own "doin's" soon.
BILL BEACH-Shows and bowl-
ing are Bill's main pastimes. His
greatest interest is in automotives,
but he hasn't decided what he will
do after graduating.
KAY GRENACHE - Kay does well
in school, excelling in mathematics.
Her hobbies include snap collect-
ing, horseback riding and "poison-
ingl' people at Frank's Grill.
KAREN MATHIESON-Karen is
very conscientious about doing her
homework. She claims she's still
uncertain as to what she'll do after
graduating, but is considering
teaching, nursing and secretarial
Room 14 Roster
TEENA W., the blonde from Burstall, still can't decide what
she will do after leaving school .... BOB H. is always borrowing
Social notes from one of the girls in the room .... JIM K.
always has a smile for everybody .... HARRY K., commonly
known as "Baldy," is everybody's friend .... LLOYD E. is
going into competition with Charles Atlas fwhen he finishes
schooll .... DOUG F. is always ready with his camera to make
the most of your embarrassing situations .... HERB W. has
taken up squatter's rights on Belfast St .... CLIFF S. always
enjoys jitterbugging .... JOYCE J. collects all the dirt for the
En Avant .... BERTHA S. likes school so much she comes
all day for one only one subject-Chem .... Although GEORGE
T. started late, we were glad to welcome him back for another
term .... ROBERT S. is pin-up boy for Room 14 .... GERALD
H. does everything in extremes-especially brush-cuts ....
SHIRLEY B. is still steamed up at our former room rep. for
quitting school .... AUDREY C"Vitarnin Pill"J P.. has every
finger in the pie, though her marks don't seem to suffer ....
WALTER R. got caught-in English .... BOYD B. This post-
grad has photography for a hobby.
illxperimenf in Room 18
PROBLEM: Room 18.
MATERIALS: 29 students.
METHOD: Pay strict attention to Mr. Harriscn, always!
Place Duncan C. in a quiet spot Well supplied with volts and
watts, but at a safe distance from Cliff A., A.H.S. Taxi. Place
the lid carefully over Wally U., Readers' Digest booster. Ex-
periment with Don P. and Shorty M. Dick H. and Bob L. are
probable Romeos, therefore a dangerous combination. Pour
.Merle B. slowly into a test tube, keeping it away from the flame.
Further research required on Bert M. and Bill B.-seemingly
quiet. Proceed sensibly. Test Hillyard C.
Combine Shirley S., Doreen R. and Joyce H. in a beaker
and listen attentively. Gently extract the knitting needles from
Irene M. and Doris M. and hide in a safe place. Handle Betty A.
carefully-highly inflammable. Note carefully the bubbling re-
action of Kay W. and Eleanor A. Shake well and put in a
warm place. Gently add Gertrude G., Ruby G. and Karen M.
in a test tube-a quiet, shy sound should be noted. Approach
Lois A., nifty livewire, and add quickly. Watch Jeanne M. of
the dissection corner, and don't expose Joy W. to Latin. Place
lContinued on page 979
Who,s Who in Room 25
SHIRLEY A. goes without breakfast in order to arrive at
school on time .... EVA B.'s main ambition is to work for
three years and marry the boss .... ASTRID B. is the girl who
comes to school every day with a new hair-do .... When one
sees ANNA D. with RUBY, one often wonders where their
hideout is .... JOAN G. is the girl who always finds a new
way to do bookkeeping .... DOREEN H., our little English
miss, has finally become accustomed to the A.H.S., especially
Room 25 .... ISABEL H. likes to play basketball, especially
at Taber .... IRENE H., witty and vivacious room rep., is
exceedingly active in sports and Room 25 .... HATTIE H.
has one ambition: to look Mr. Vallis in the face and conquer
that champion blush .... GRACE H. is our quiet shy girl-at
times .... GEORGINA M. charms Doug with her clarinet.
ELNORA M. is Room 25's delivery girl for the milk ma-
chine .... HELEN M., a blonde bomber, is headed for a com-
mercial landing field .... Then of course there is the lovely
LORRAINE N., the boy-catcher of A.H.S .... And then there
is LILLIAN P. who has lovely red hair-and a temper ....
OLGA P. gives us the impression of a quiet girl .... VIOLET R.
seems to think hunting a wonderful pastime .... A combination
of long curly black hair, commercial talent and personality and
you have FRANCES V .... Everyone knows where PHYLLIS W.
spends her lost time-motorcycle riding .... It is impossible
to describe MR. VALLIS in one line .... It is said that PHYL-
LIS B. has a temper, but she's so quiet you'd never know it.
1947 Version of Room 29
LLOYD C. is crazy about tripping DAVE Mc., a curly-
headed Casanova .... LA VERNE L. is very shy about it all.
. . . PAT C. is famous for skipping periods and . . . ERNIE B.
is the quiet type .... ALLAN N. is the room's genius .... HAZEL
Mc. has a sweet innocent charm .... MARION W. is seen mostly
with Toby .... MARTHA B. has a charming smile and dimples,
too .... JOHNENE Mac. is a steady patron at Woolworth's
lunch bar .... RITA P. soon became an honorary member of
A.H.S.'s wolf pack .... IDA K. hails from Vancouver .... ED R.
keeps everybody trying .... ALICE L. is a great lover of Taber.
. . . To quote MARION M.: "George did not go out with that
blonde!" . . . BETTY R.: Attention, everyone!! . . . JIM D.,
"Bell-bottom trousers." . . . ERNIE S., stop your arguing and
do some work .... LARRY L. finds a strange attraction in
Lethbridge .... JACK H. is well known in the drama field
and likes French .... RON H. excells in almost everything ....
WALTER B.: Attention! Now appearing at the Sandwich Shop.
. . . HENRY A. is a Whiz at bookkeeping .... Mr. Grant bears
up wonderfully under it all .... HOWARD B. has an attraction
Laugh and the class laughs with you, but you take the
People We Know in Room 17
GRACE H.-our American Beauty's ambition lies in mak-
ing Mr. Tait's hair turn grey .... JEAN E. lives only for the
chance to go to Ranger Camp .... JUNE W.'s pet joke was
decorating Mert's lapel .... BETTY B., strictly athletic,
won the girls' intermediate championship last year. Plans on
teaching .... NORA S.-why did she cut off her beautiful
long hair? . . . Where does RITA L. get all the pull to ride in
O.K. taxis? . . . DOROTHY H. claims she never studies, yet
take a gander at her marks. What would happen if she did?
Viola-this "petite douce fille" appears very quiet at A.H.S.,
but-- .... IRENE T. is an active participant in school
activities, spends her spare time writing to Scotland .... WIL-
BUR and ORVILLE W., the room's twins, are always fighting.
They also have twin time-tables .... JEAN M. seems to be
enjoying herself in her first year at A.H.S .... SHIRLEY H.
is equally as fond of sports as her chum, Betty .... MERT M.
is always inquiring if someone has his Social done. Active
member of the T.A.M.S .... JACK D. is the only one who
doesn't sleep through Social, pastime is dissecting frogs in
the Biology lab .... BOB S., an active member of the Students'
Council. Whatever happened to your lunch counter, Bob? . . .
ALFRED B. shines in Bookkeeping .... BETTY JEAN L.,
known around A.H.S. partly for that red, white and blue ker-
chief .... BOB S. is editor of the "Weakly Whiz." It is best
fContinued on page 979
In Room 12 ive Saw ....
. . . WALTER F. and BETTY B. discussing photography.
. . . BETTY M. describing the wonders of Lethbridge, and
BETTY W. countering with Vancouver .... GERALD H. mod-
estly describing the merits of the H6 Ford .... DAVE M. talk-
ing aviation with EDGAR H .... LORN E M. drawing pictures
and DERAL M. making wisecracks .... FRED S. announcing
he had forgotten to report the last Students' Council meeting.
. . . IONA G., DOROTHY T. and DOREEN K. explaining why
the Co-eds won the last game .... DORIS R. and WALTER B.
talking over General Science and P.T .... RAY N. dozing
while RON N. spoke to the fairer sex .... DELORES M. and
BERNICE L. getting absentee admit slips, and LILLY F.
listening silently when MARGARET M., LAURA B. and DEL-
PHINE R. start one of their talking sprees, just as MR. DAVID-
SON begins to read the notices .... ELAINE R. and AUDREY
K. cracking jokes and GORDON B. quietly trying to figure
out how to beat Rickenbacker's record.
Mary had a little cow
And oh how it did stutter.
In place of every quart of milk
It gave a pound of butter.
A Glimpse at Room 22
Such an assortment of people you have never seen. Every4
thing from quiet, unheard people to the school's chief nuisances
are found here. The room's love life is always moving. Num-
bered among the more prominent Romeos are HAROLD T.,
HUB W., BARNES M., MAX A., JOCK T. and RUSSELL P.,
while the more noted Juliets include JEAN H., DOREEN H.,
ROSEMARIE B., BARBARA H., GLORIA H., JACKIE M.,
ISABEL H., MARG A., EVA B., GRACE L., DARLEEN R.
and BETTE ANN E.
There are also a few who are interested in a career:
PHYLLIS S., who wants to be a doctor, DAVE C., a physicist,
GRACE H., BARBARA R., JEAN ANN S., and HELEN P.,
who all want to be nurses, ELAINE M., an actress, JUNE C.,
a lab technician, TOM M., a barber. And quiet ones like JACK J.
and ELMER R., who never say a word, MARG T., who silently
follows Elaine around, VIC B., who isn't interested in anything
but sports, JOAN B., whose interest is music, and JIM T., the
room wolf-he smiles and the girls fall. Of course we have
to have some of the opposite kind too, like TOM M., the room's
chief nuisance, and JOAN F.. who as the writer of this, you
can see, is crazy.
Student: "I don't think I deserve a zero."
Prof.: "Neither do, I but it's the lowest mark I can give."
Room 7 Business
Careers: Can you sing? You can't? Then try whistling
at the BIFFORD, HERMAN 81 ZIETNER Conservatory of Music.
. . . Make your career modelling, and come in and speak with
experienced models-DOT A. and RUBY H .... Help Wanted:
Two bookkeepers to work for a doctor's firm. Immediately!
Doctors: GRACE and GLADYS G .... Work Wanted: Job
as a housekeeper in a large home. Apply GRACE O ....
Young woman wishes secretarial work, no shorthand, no book--
keeping, nor typing. Will not work for a low wage. Ap-
ply MARJORIE B .... Excellent Commercial student wishes
work. Apply STELLA D .... Announcements: Miss MAR-
LENE W., formerly of the ROGGE-SCHMIDEK Beauty Shoppe,
has taken over the Famous PHYLLIS P. Salon. CBeauty, that
isll . . . IDA B. has joined the Lonely Hearts Club, only to get
married a few days later. Other members are: Misses HOFF-
MAN and HEINE.
Personal: Girls, take notice and join the Man-haters Union.
See BETTY B., VIOLET S. or ESTHER S .... Woman wanted
to look after gentleman UD Good pay, little work. Apply
KEN S .... Wanted: Another girl to ride to school in a taxi
on warm days. See BETTY C. or MARG P .... One man,
wanted badly, any size, shape or age. Apply SHIRLEY H. at
any time .... Have you dish-pan hands? No? Then try
CContinued on page 975
Expressions and Pastimes of Room 11
NELSON M.: "Whom shall I wink at neftt ?" says Lefty. . . .
JIM R.: "May we look at Life magazines, Mr. Davidson?" . . .
DOREEN B.: "You'll have to go to bed now, Marty." . . .
GEORGE R.: "Nice form, but not my type.". . . JUNE S.:
"Mother, didn't we forget something at the Co-op'?". . . ESTHER
R.: "Don, wcn't you please come down?". . . DON S.: "But,
Esther, you have so much homework!". . . NORMA C.: "We
can use the Rose Room tonight, C1iff.". . . JUDY F.: "Did you
hear about the little moron thatin. . . BILL A.: "Will you
repeat that again, Mr. Medd?". . . THELMA M.: "Are you guys
coming down tonight ?". . . GLENN M.: "Orchestra practise
tonight at seven sharp!". . . VAUGHN M.: "Don, have you
heard this joke yet ?". . . MARY W.: "Well, anyway, I tried!"
. . . TED C.: "Here's my subscription to Esquire". . . DOUG B.:
"Sorry, Social Studies Club, no overnight hike.". . . FRIEDA
M.: "Someone must know how to do this bookkeeping". . .
BOB S.: "Explanation, please!". . . LORNA C.: "Well, Ginger,
you see it's this way--". . . NORMAN M.: "The worst part
about doing nothing' is that you can't stop and rest". . . DENNIS
S.: Studying geometry-aniklles, that is .... HERB Z.:
Practising Betty Grab1e's favorite song on his trumpet ....
JOYCE P. is working on her Mrs .... WALTER B.: "Pete's"
always copying book summaries for English .... LEONARD H.:
Revels in skipping his Biology class .... 'LILLIAN W.: Doing
CContinued on page 973
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Room 8 Pseudo Rhgnzes
BILL M. is quite the lad, but taking pictures is really his
fad .... When the bell rings BARB N. is last, even though she
leaves at half-past .... SHIRLEY M. at basl:etball's ferocious,
.her poetry Cnot thisj is really atrocious .... MAV INE N., with
dark brown eyes, would rather do homework than go out with
guys? . . . GORDON A., Room 8 twin, always stops at Ernie's Inn.
. . . ISABELLE M.'s pet hobby is Bob, he's the one who makes
her heart throb .... BILL J., if he doesn't stop, is planning on
owning a barber-shop .... LEN S.'s ambition is to take out
Sparks, and to spend his time around the parks .... JACK S.'s
ambition's to get through school, and make some cute girl drool.
. . . ESTHER K., a bright young lass, is very near to the top
of the class .... Agnes S.'s ambition is to become a nurse, but
if you're her patient you'll end up worse .... MARY K.'s essays
are getting better, and someday, soon, she'll compose a letter.
. . . GARTH S. is known as a social bird, although his voice is
never heard .... They say some people work really hard, but
one of these isn't BOB? . . . DON P. Oh my goodness, here
comes Don, now where on earth has that boy gone? . . .
WILLIAM EDWARD JOHN HENRY BROWN, now tell me
how he puts all that down! . . . AUDREY B. thinks a lot of
her sister. You're sure it's not some handsome Mr.? . . .
LORNA H., we don't know what her ambition is, but she seems
content to stay as is .... EILEEN D., now I've heard a funny
LContinued on page 995
Room 9 in 1955
BOWLING ALLEYS-Under ex- P1-Qfeggignal Serviggs
perienced directors: BILL C., DON
A., GORD E. Chemist
RADIO REPAIRS-Done on time.
ED F., and LEN Y.
SINGING SCHOOL opening this
summer under direction of EM-
FORTUNE TELLING by ANNET-
ARMY-NAVY Recreational Centre
-Owned and operated by ALLAN
S. and TOM O.
GOLFING LESSONS--Apply DON
M. and BILL L.
PING-PONG LESSONS-Apply to
WANTED-Help to operate new
express Cmale preferredb. Apply
C. HERRMAN or L. HOTEL.
HILDA W. is now proprietor of
BILL F. has finally quit Geometry.
CFor some unknown reasonj
CContinued on page 993
Before the Bell in Room 15
The class is quieter today, as it's Tuesday and DON D.,
TERRY S. and JIM B. Cwho account for 75W of the noisel
are busy reading the Star Weekly. In the meantime, DOREEN
B. is chasing LORNE B., ALF C. and GARNETT G., who are
trying to get her books. Up pops "RED B. with the usual,
"Read us a book, Miss Nybergf' ELMER P. is pulling JEAN-
NETTE B.'s hair, While FRANK M. is trying to take her pencil
box .... Now We move to the drooling part of the room Where
we find BONNIE B., GIRDA W. and DOREEN B. drooling over
blonds. EVERETT B. is there, though you can't hear him.
LEONORA Z. stops trying to catch Don's eye just to turn
around and yell, "Stop it, Terry!" Just then TED H. and
HUGH C. come dangling in late. FRANCES S. is Wishing she
were in Room 16. RONALD G. is showing the surrounding boys
pictures he took of the girls at Redcliff. With the pictures of
the girls in mind BILL B., our class genius, lets out a low Whistle
attracting GERALD P., LEONARD S. and DAVE K. Then
there's VVILBURT R. and KARL K. who are forever playing
peek with their books .... JOYCE D. and JUNE S. are talking
about their favorite subject-JOHNNY and CECIL. HELEN
S. and IRENE E. are checking Math. questions. The writer,
ROSEMARY A., is trying to tell EDWIN S. fwho is forever
hitting TOM F., our hockey star, over the head with that huge
rulerj that she's going to stay home and study until the end
of June. "Sure, sure."
bfleef Room 13
DOUG A. makes lots of noise for such a little guy .... The
twins, MAY and MARY A., ought to wear name cards, they're
so alike .... DICK B. buys his gum wholesale, and by the case,
too .... BOB "BLONDIE" B. looks like an angel-appearances
are deceiving .... EVERETT B. is well known for that grin.
. . . ALEX C. strings along in the orchestra Cviolin, you knowl.
BENNY F. is the little fellow with the big heart .... BETTY G.
can be everywhere at once .... They say Rembrandt's got
nothing Cn DAVE G .... ALLAN G. is the quiet type when
he doesn't have to write biographies .... TABEA H. has been
described as bottled sunshine for rainy days .... It is bad others
don't make as little noise as RUTH K .... ROSE K. is very
business-minded Cother people's, that isl .... JOHN K. is smart
enough to mind his own business .... Canadiens broke ART L.'s
heart and pocketbook .... Tennis is CARMEN L.'s "racquet,"
. . . EUGENE "Radio" L. likes making electrical booby-traps.
. . . GAIL M. is the slave driver who got Allan to write this.
CTO quote the Editor: "This write-up was very different be-
fore alterations."J . . . DICK M. is full of michief and jokes. . . .
JACQUELINE M. says a great deal about nothing .... FRANK
M.'s interested in many things--mainly . . . Vnuff saidl. . . .
KEN M., described as Calgary's loss, is our gain .... JOAN M.
excels in science .... BETTY N. demands the latest styles ....
KEN N. is the mighty gopher hunter of the province. . .
CContinued on page 993
Sugings fronz Roonz 16
GERALDINE A. wants a job that doesn't take work ....
BILL A. is forever riding his horse around on Crescent View.
. . . HELEN A. doesn't like mustaches .... RUBY B. hopes to
be a singer someday .... ALAN B. claims he's allergic to some
girls .... BETTY B. hasn't got a favorite pastime .... Yet
GARY B. always claims he "ain't talkin'.". . . MARGARET C. is a
scholarship contestant .... RONALD C. builds model aeroplanes
in his spare time .... JIM F. hates alarm clocks .... No one
else gets a chance to argue with RICHARD G .... HUGH G.
wants to be an undertaker .... GEORGE G. is always ready
with an answer .... CONNIE H. will probably become a public
speaker .... HELEN KERR hopes to live an outdoor life ....
HELEN KOSMICK is headed for a career in hair-dressing ....
The rest of the boys, says JIM L., wins at everything .... BOB
L. is going to be a garage owner .... GLENN M. would like to
ride wild horses in a stampede .... VIVIAN M. tells better
jokes than anyone else in the class .... JOYCE M. has her
eye on somebody ibut then who hasn't?J .... JIM Mc. special-
izes in quoting Shakespeare Koh yeahll .... HUGH M. says he'd
like to take "Bugology." . . . OLGA O. wants to be a doctor.
. . . LEONARD P. has hopes to be a bench-warmer at Field. . . .
CHARLES P. has an exhilarating walk to school each morning.
DOREEN R. has the makings of a cartoonist .... BUCK R.
sheds work the way a raincoat sheds water .... ROSS R. will
QContinued on page 99?
A Room 2 Tour
LEROY A.'s pet ambition is to become an honorary mem-
ber of the A.H.S. Wolf Pack .... KEN A. keeps them guessing.
. . . BUD A.'s pastime is sleeping. Keeps him out of mischief
anyway .... JOANNE E. CWell, who doesn't like curly-headed
boys?J . . . ALEX C.'s ambition is to be a strong man. . . .
MURIEL L. Yes, Don probably will need a secretary ....
BOB H. Claims radio keeps him occupied! . . . NELLIE M.
"C'mon, chick, I don't like weak men.". . . DON P. is something
of a Leftyg always winking at someone .... LORETTA P.
"Who said Billie was a cowboy'?". . . Since RON E. became
a carrier, the circulation of The News has increased ....
JOHNNY N. is still looking for his favorite blonde .... IONA D.
sings "What's the time and where's my man?". . . MARJIORIE B.
. . . BOB P. can tell the difference between a voltmeter and a
reformer .... MARVIN P. Quote: "Hey! Mr. Tait!" Unquote.
. . . BILL P. is allergic to-Cneed we say more?J .... ESTHER H.
is another Van Johnson fan .... If DAN B. would stop groaning
"Who cares?" someone might .... AILEEN S. would like to
be one of Jimmie Durante's chorus girls .... BERYL B. wants
to grow up .... RALPH S. aims at becoming manager of The
News so he can have a full page of Betty Grable ,... BARBARA D.
loves gaudy diamond socks .... RUTH G. is keen on grade
twelves .... JACOB H. wants to be a crooner .... ROY H. is
allergic to cats .... IRENE R. This Varga girl would like
CContinued on page 953
Poetry In Room 27
This is the all-girl room-Room 27,
Without any boys it surely isn't heaven!
Callie, Callie, quite contrary,
Likes every Tom, Dick and Harry.
Lilly and Alice are good at sports,
While Mary Lou Harper would like to be short
Betty Joy Beitz has curly hair,
And Helen Hansen is quite fair.
Billy Niblock is quick at school,
While Mary and Elsie aren't easy to fool.
Reesor likes to kid us along,
And Saklofski likes to sing a song.
Haworth is quite a gal, we hear,
And Where Norma is, the boys are near.
Dorothy Jooreas can of ten be seen
Watching Guy Madison on the screen.
Marion Byers is quite a good sport,
While Mary Horoth is a very nice sort.
Tall Jackie Wade comes to school for fun,
While Isabelle Ayling has the boys on the run
Ehior hasn't found her fellow,
And Belva Honeg looks good in yellow.
Jean Laing likes sports, especially tumbling,
While Mathematics keeps Bernice mumbling.
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Back row lleft to riglitl: B. Slliels, I. Shore, H. Wyers, D. Kraemer.
Middle row: F. McQueen, M. Patterson, E. Sangster, Miss Baillie, R. McNicl1ol,
Front row: V. Reid, J. Laing, M. Reesor, J. Freedman, I. Johnson, R. Hildebrand.
The aim of the En Avant committee this year was to keep
up the standards set by last year's committee and to fulfill the
expectations of the students. One very important goal was
reached when, to the surprise of the editor, the students and
even one of the teachers created a great deal of controversy over
one of the editorials. While the criticisms were rather harsh the
interest shown in the paper proved to be very helpful to the
The girl responsible Cshe loved ith for the two pages of
scandal in every issue was Joyce Jorgensen. Judy Freedman's
"Girls' Page" never ceased to bring forth laughs. President
Joyce Reesor reported from the Students' Council, and Bob
Shiels "gave out" continually with his amazing style in the
Weakly Whiz. All of the writers this year have been exception-
ally good, but space does not permit mention of each of them.
For the past two years the En Avant has won the I.O.D.E.
scholarship for the best school paper in Alberta. It is hoped
that the one hundred dollars now realized by the paper will be
used for furnishing an En Avant room.
From the opening curtain to the end of the final scene,
tense drama was featured on the A.H.S. stage. With only a
smattering of comedy in Act II, "Rebecca" was well received
by the capacity crowds at the two presentations. The entire
cast gave a grand performance in their roles of the people living
Star of the play was Jacquie Brinkhurst, who portrayed
Mrs. Danvers, the evil housekeeper. She drew applause every
time she appeared on the stage. The other two leading roles,
those of Mr. Maxim de Winter, played by Dick Taylor, and Mrs.
de Winter, by Marg Patterson, were also excellently charac-
In the supporting roles the honors go to Irvin Shore, who
played the happy-go-lucky country squire, Giles Lacey. He
acted his part all the way and contributed to the amusement
of the enthusiastic audience. Lois Mahon, who played the part
of his wife, was also very good. Honorable mention goes to
all the other supporting actors, as they played their parts mag-
Back row Cleft to rightl: Mr. Allergoth, Miss Nyberg, Mr. Fisher.
Front row: I. Mattson, J. Brinkhurst, E. McNichol, E. Gibbs, L. Mahon.
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This year new highlights have been reached in the drama
field. Besides our three-act "Rebecca," which was declared a
success, the Drama Club presented a radio play, "Why I Am a
Bachelor," over CHAT. The Drama Club has been functioning
only as an executive with Elaine McNichol as president, Lois
Mahon, secretary and Elizabeth Gibbs, treasurer. Because of
the difficulty of securing programs regular meetings had to
be discontinuedg perhaps next year we have them once again.
This year the Festival promises to be better than ever with
seven plays entered. The Festival brings this year's dramatics
to a close, but you can be looking forward to more and better
dramatics next year.
nificently. They included Ron Miller, Dick Stephens, Budd Whit-
icar, Don Elder and Ewart Kinvig.
It is hoped that in the future more fine dramas such as
this will be produced by Mr. Allergoth at the high school to
bring out the drama students' talents.
The school orchestra played between acts.
Back row lleft to right: H. Weiss, P. Kinvig, D. Taylor, T. Simpson, Mr. Vallis,
A. Rayner, R. Patterson, D. Stephens, D. Cuyler, D. Steedman, D. Kraemer.
Middle row: J. MacDonald, M. Birrell, H. Pierce, L. Mahon, H. McNiclloI, l.
Tonkin, F. Vockerotll, R. Lacey, B. Williams, L. Newman, E. Biel,
G. Maier, B. Bowker, J. Parker.
Front row: A. Anderson, M. Patterson, S. Niblock, W. Daniel, M. McGarry,
P. Wood, B. Layton.
"Tom, the choir meets at one o'clock, not at a quarter
after." "Don't spend so much time on 'I'.". . . Yes, that is
what you will hear from Mr. Vallis every Monday and Friday
noon if you happen to be near Room 25. Through the incessant
din comes the faint sound of Sibyl Louise pounding on the
piano. During the year the choir has been heard over CHAT,
at the Kiwanis Club, and has also presented two Well received
concerts. Numbers varying from the "Hallelujah Chorus" from
the Messiah, to the semi-popular "Deep in My Heart" were
Back row lleft to rightl: A. Anderson, D. Brown, H. McNichol, M. Lyon, Mr. Vallis,
B. Andersen, B. Niblock, S. Reynolds, B. Northam.
Middle row: H. Meier, R. Bader, K. Mathieson, S. Niblock, F. Vockeroth,
L. Newman, B. Bowker, G. Lewis, D. Rabb.
Front row: L. Smith, M. Reesor, L. Hayworth, M. McGarry, P. Wood, W. Daniel,
J. Ewen, P. Burns, J. Harvey.
At the beginning of the year, the choir was divided into
the Mixed Choir and the Girls' Choir, each with its own execu-
tive. President of the Mixed Choir was Margaret Patterson,
with committee members of Lorraine Newman, Lois Mahon,
Dick Stephens and Dale Kraemar. The executive of the Girls'
Choir was: president, Lorraine Newman, secretary-treasurer,
E'va Biel, and librarian, Phyllis Wood.
To the conductor, Mr. Vallis, and to Sibyl Niblock, who
accompanies the choirs, goes the thanks and appreciation of
all members for the fine Work they have done.
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Back row ileft to riglltl: F. Cooney, Mr. Cuyler, J. Dumka.
Middle row: G. Odland, V. Reid, P. Wood, M. Bradley.
Front row: D. Hullock, A. Rayner, B. Williams, F. McQueen, Mr. Johnston.
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Shortly before Christmas a few students in Grades XI and
XII decided that the school should continue the Forum Club
of the previous year. After an intensive recruiting campaign
about 14 members were obtained. In a whirlwind election
the executive, with Fred McQueen as president, Art Rayner
as vice-president, Betty Williams as secretary and Don Hullock
as treasurer, was chosen. Mr. Johnston was our able staff
advisor and counsellor. The members met every Wednesday
to thresh out the problems discussed the previous night on
Radio Forum. Doug Martin provided the humor by cutting
in with acid remarks about Pat Cooney's nationality, while
Pat retaliated with dire threats against Doug's welfare. Fred
McQueen was always in complete agreement with the secre-
tary's views, probably for a very good reason.
The two main events of the year were the weiner roast
and a radio broadcast over CHAT on the subject, "Is Germany
Still a World Menace ?" On the whole, the Forum Club enjoyed
a very successful year due to the enthusiasm of the members
and the splendid support of Mr. Johnston.
Back row lleft to rightl: D. Elder, G. MacKenzie, J. Burgess, H. Zeigler.
Front row: J. Jorgensen, A. Chernywech, E. Krauss, Mr. Pedersen, P. Kinvig.
Qs. 5. QBrches1rz1
Again a "few faithfu1s" have struggled to keep up the exist-
ence of a high school orchestra, although lack of violinists has
made it very difficult. In the fall we attempted heavy well-
known classics, but because the balance was poor, we turned
to more modern music. Our first performance was at the Christ-
mas concert, followed by selections given at the Little Theatre
plays, Festival, school play, and the T.A.M.S. tea.
Members of the orchestra are under the able direction of
Mr. R. E. Pedersen.
Violins-Eileen Krauss, Alex Chernywech.
Clarinets and Saxophones-Ewart Kinvig, Don Elder.
Trumpets-Herb Zeigler, Glenn MacKenzie, Tom Hulland
Mr. Pedersen: "When water becomes ice, what important
change takes place?"
Stephens: "Change in price, sir."
Back row lleft to rightl: W. Fenrick, R. Eckroth, C. Lomow.
Middle row: Mr. Tait, E. Back, I. Tonkin, B. J. Layton, D. Folkins, Mr. Wait.
Front row: R. Bell, A. Godfrey, B. Byers, M. Treece, B. Rutherford,
K. Watts, A. Sailer.
The Camera Club is a comparatively new organization, this
being only its second year of functioning. Under the super-
vision of Mr. Wait and Mr. Tait, the Club got under way in
September, with the following executive: president, Eddie Back,
vice-president, Doug Falkinsg secretary, Irene Tonking treasurer,
Room 14 was used for the business meetings, while Room 8
became the C1ub's dark room. In September an enlarger was
purchased and during the year an endeavor was made to pro-
duce enlargements. Due to poor working facilities and insuf-
ficient supplies, the Club has been greatly hampered, but pro-
vided many group pictures for the Year Book.
Under Walter Fenrick, "outings" were arranged so that
members might take picture for adjudication. Many interesting
lectures were given by Mr. Wait and Mr. Tait. The members
also learned how to operate the movie projector. At the end
of each year prizes are given to the members whose work
shows the most promise.
Back row lleft to rightl: B. Anhorn, G. Odland, Mr. Cuyler, B. Kundsrt, D. Martin.
Middle row: J. Hehr, J. Dumka, C. Sfeedman, R. Miller, E. Hofer,
B. Konewischer, R. Nerlond.
Front row: H. Tate, H. Wyers.
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For the E.R.O. Club this has been a very successful year.
It started in November with Hubert Wyers in the president's
chair. Doug Martin and Archie Peterson were vice-presidentsg
Harold Tate was secretary, and Mr. Cuyler acted as staff advisor.
One of the highlights of the year was the series of inter-
room debates, won by Irene Tonkins and Bob Stephens.
During the year the Club was privileged to hear a former
member, Mr. Gordon Campbell, now Canadian representative
of the International Students' Service.
As in former years members were called upon to give a
short speech at the annual banquet.
He asked her to wed. "Go to father," she said. But she
knew that her father was dead, so she knew he knew what she
meant when she said: "Go to father."
GRADE NINE EXECUTIVE
Bock row lleft to rightl: R. Royment, J. McDougall, B. MacDonald.
Second row: Mr. Fisher, E. Mauch, J. Mottson, Miss Forsyth.
Front row: L. Haworth, B. Rotcliffe, M. Vosko.
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The auditorium on Thursday afternoons was the scene for
the Grade Nine Club meetings. This was the first year for
such a club and its need was well understood when about
170 students registered in grade nine this year. It was formed
under the Students' Union and was advised by Miss Forsyth
and Mr. Fisher.
The club was formed so that the grade nines could have
their own assemblies fthe auditorium being too crowded for
the whole schooll, parties and dances. The executive consisted
of Buckley Ratcliffe, Jim McDougall, Elsie Mauch and Ross
During the course of the year the club had three parties,
at which scavanger hunts, dancing, movies and FOOD were
Everyone agreed that this club helped them to start off
on the right foot in their first year at high school,
Back row lletf to rightl: G. Gill, A. Popoe, K. White, G. Gill, I. Tonkin,
Third row: E. Amos, M. Patterson, B. Eck, S. Diaczyszyn, E. Sangster, P. Sadler,
B. McLeod, M. Morrison, J. Wood, J. MacDonald.
Second row: H. McNichol, B. Wilson, Miss Cobb, B. Gant, A. Lozo.
Front row: J. Marsh, M. Morrison, W. Daniel, W. Henderson, B. Layton,
B. Watson, G. Maier, J. Elder.
The T.A.M.S., formed only four years ago, is a group of
girls who meet every Tuesday after four to discuss teen-age
problems. Among the first things accomplished was the mak-
ing of baby layettes which were sent to Holland. These were
greatly appreciated by the recipients. The executive elected in-
cluded Betty Gant, Helen Mary McNichol and Alice Lozo.
They had several guest speakers, among them Mrs. A.
Fraser, who spoke on the formation of a desirable personalityg
Mrs. Major Maclevinny, who described her life in China during
the warg Miss B. MacFarlane, who chose color and styles for
the individual girl as her topicg Miss Helen Leitert, who spoke
on P.T. summer camp, and Mrs. G. G. Elder, who described the
art of weaving.
This year, instead of the usual "shags," the T.A.M.S. held
dancing classes. A group of boys and girls were taught the
fundamentals of dancing. They in turn attempted to teach
these fundamentals to the students. The classes were very
The most important project they undertook was the Red
Cross Tea. Everyone worked very hard to make it the success
it was, for they sent 25170.00 to the Red Cross.
The T.A.M.S. had several parties during the year, including
one for the new girls of the school. At Christmas, Santa Claus
visited them Cplayed by Mr. Taitl and gave out surprise pack-
ages. As a grand finale a barn dance and scavenger hunt was
held. In keeping with the hard times costumes they served
crackers and water. After many groans and several dances
they were served "real" food. If the party was a typical
example of the enjoyment all the T.A.M.S. have had by being
T.A.M.S., then they have had a very successful year.
This year the students were still crowding into the old audi-
torium to hear important visitors, and the murmurings about
the lack of chairs and such were soon forgotten as everyone
settled down to enjoy the various speeches.
The first speaker of the year was Miss Herman, R.N., a
representative of the Red Cross who told us of the need of
Junior Red Cross organizations. She asked for our help and
told us what other organizations were doing.
Another speaker at the school was Mr. Lambert. He
mentioned and explained the many advantages and courses offer-
ed in the field of radio technology.
One of the outstanding speeches of the year was given by
Mr. Gordon Campbell, B.A., A.T.C.M. Mr. Campbell is a former
student of A.H.S. and has now made a name for himself outside
of the high school and Medicine Hat. He attributes some of
his success to the fact that he was a member of the E.R.O.
Club. As secretary of I.S.S., which deals with the international
exchange of university students, he very vividly told of his
interesting, educational and humorous experiences in Europe,
and also of his present-day work.
J ust before the Easter holidays an assembly was held for the
presentation of the scholarships. The winners were Eleanor
Johnson, Sibyl Louise Niblock, Hattie Hogg, Phyllis Sadler,
Noreen Cuyler, Millicent Salway and Herbert Weiss. Congratu-
Txirzrnis from 'QEBBGI1 fisting
I went to a super initiation dance tonight with Johnny.
They really put some of the delinquent grade niners through
some stunts. Jacquie Brinkhurst, the M.C., amused herself
and a few others with her jokes C?J. Music was supplied by
Ray Valdez fthe 'Hat's Spike Jonesl and our Pres. gave with
the vocals. Betty Gant and Boyd Baker won prizes in the
elimination dance. We had milk and doughnuts in Mr. John-
ston's room CSocial Studies--ughll. G'nite.
Took Johnny to the Sadie Hawkins Brawl tonight-was
more fun. Really shows what a success a dance can be when
the girls drag the men out, that is. Pete and his orchestra
provided the music and "Vitamin Pill" Havard performed CI do
mean performedj as M.C. Lynn Ann Haworth and her pal won
the spot dance prizes. Ate, as usual, in Room 22. 'Bye.
The T.A.M.S. had a dancing class after 4:00. Our gang went
up to try to teach the niners waltzing and jitterbuggingg was
fun. Hope we can do it again.
Dear Diary-Dec. 4f46:
Went to the Glee Club concert tonight-really some swell
music. Surprising what some of the kids can do in the way
of singing, that is. Mr. Vallis really must've done a lot of
work with his choirs fmixed and girls'J, as well as coaching
duets and solos.
Dear Diary-Dec. 2O!46:
Ho-hum--I'm tired. Just got home from the Christmas
dance .... Just think, 16 days for sleeping in .... Dance was
really a success, thanks to M.C. Judy Freedman and remarks
and presents Cleft over from afternoon concertl from good old
Itzzy, Doreen Herman and Eddie Back. Elaine McNichols and
R. E. Taylor won the prizes. Pete's orchestra again supplied
the music, we also had a few carols, thanks to Mrs. Reesor. G'nite.
Dear Diary-J an. 10X 47:
Johnny took me to the b'ball games and dance tonight.
The games real thrillers, both our teams played Tabers'. Danced
to canned music until the Taber bus left. 'Bye now.
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Went to see "Rebecca" tonight. Honestly, A.H.S. really
should send a few stars down to Hollywood-such as Jacquie
Brinkhurst, Dick Taylor and Marg Patterson. Gee, the kids really
did a wonderful job-even fidgety little CU me didn't move a
muscle all the way through the three acts, except, of course, to
laugh at Irvin Shore. As a matter of fact I liked the play so
much I'm going to read the book again.
Dear Diary-Feb. 14!-47:
Oh, hearts and flowers, etc .... No, I'm not in love, quite-
but Johnny and I went to the Valentine dance tonight. It was
really a wow-big red hearts for decorations. CI took one for
my room.J Swell music by Pete's orchestra. Lynn Ann Ha-
worth and Ross Rayment, and Dick Stephens and Joanne Ewen
won the boxes of nuts and plastic belts. "Itsy" Shore, M.C.,
presided over a truth and consequences contest withpthe help
of Judy Freedman and Doreen Breakell. Well,fDear Diary, I
must put up my wig and hit the hay. G'nite.
'Elsa fniih mama
Dear Diary-Mar. 12!47 :
I just got home from the T.A.M.S. Red Cross Teag it really
was a success. The T.A.M.S. did a wonderful job-it made me
tired just to think of all the work they had done. Of course,
everyone was there, it was well advertised, thanks to Jean Elder,
and also to Audrey Mann and Doreen Henderson for all the
invitations they sent out. Miss Cobb, Betty Gant, Joyce Reesor,
Sibyl Louise Niblock and Helen Mary Clara McNichol welcomed
and guided the guests.
The head table was decorated by Phyllis Sadler's committee
with spring flowers, while each tea table had small golden
harps on green bases as centerpieces-very attractive. The
waitresses were organized by Wilma Daniels.
The White Elephant table, under the direction of Audrey
Papoe, sold anything and everything they could lay their hands
on. Next to it was a raffle table for the cake made by Mrs.
MacDonald. Tickets were sold by Johnene MacDonald. Along
the wall of the aud. was the Home Cooking table-a great
success. You'd think the people hadn't eaten for a month, but,
then, everything looked so good! It was under Elaine Sangster's
eagle eye. There was also a Shop and Home Ee. table where
Bea Wilson looked after the selling of A.H.S. pennants, etc.
And, of course, I can't forget the candy table. What a mob
Betty McLeod had on her hands every time they put candy
up for sale!
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Then at a tea one must have tea flogicl, sandwiches, cakes
and the like. Irene Tonkin was in charge of this and did a
great job with the help of some of the mothers and T.A.M.S.
There are always joe-jobs to be donegso Kay White organized
a dish-washing committee and did all the cleaning up. After
the tea Mr. Vallis auctioned off the flowers to some of the
fellows present. Mr. Harrison and Joyce Turner looked after
the money and at the end of the tea the T.A.M.S. were able
to donate 3170.00 to the Red Cross. Not bad, eh?
The faster Ehall
Dear Diary-April 3!47:
Well, little chum, the big Easter Ball was held in the good
old aud. tonight. As usual, Johnny and I went. It was great,
complete with a floor show and all. Wonder if Garth Clkeyl
Shaw is planning on modeling as career? Bill Jackson was the
M.C. and as usual was right up on it. Pete's orchestra again
supplied the music, and food, that which some people like Johnny
never get enough of, was served in Room 22. Thanks go to
Mr. Johnson for letting us smear crumbs all over his precious
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Dear Diary-April 18!47:
Swing your partner 'round about, etc., or something. Gee,
I'm still going around in circles! The reason: the T.A.M.S.
celebrated the end of the club's year with a barn dance. First
of all we had a Scavenger hunt-had to go all over town for
the darnedest things-got back around 9:30, but another group
won. They were Kay White, El Amos, Rey Papoe, Elaine Sang-
ster, Cliff Steedman, Doug Folkins fthe watch-the-birdie-and
smile manl, Don Fraser and Irvin Shore. They sure must have
travelled to get back so early and with all their stuff. They
Won such fancy prizes as cakes of Lifebuoy, little plastic cars,
garters, etc. After a lot of square dancing, lunch was an-
nounced by Orv. Kope, the M.C. What a let-down! We were
served crackers Cnot even saltedl and water. So more dancing
and watching of Jacquie Brinkhurst Know a blonde-at least
her wig wasl and "Hammy" Cwatch it or the strap will breakl
Hamilton. If you are muddled, I shall explain. Brink was wear-
ing big boots, an old sack for a dress and a yellow wig with
pigtails. Hammy wore his Cpardon the expressionl red flannel
shirt and a pair of overalls held up by one buckle that came
undone once. Finally, we did feast-and about time, too. Had
hotdogs, punch and cake. Betty Gant, T.A.M.S. president,
presented Miss Cobb, their leader, With a pair of pictures. After
more dancing, we all were so worn out we were glad to stumble
home to our little trundle beds, which reminds me I am tired.
So, g'nite, Dear Diary.
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Back row lleft to right: C. Allen, G. Hamilton, B. Lutes, R. Burkett.
Middle row: G. Carscodden, H. Weiss, Mr. Grant, B. Lindsay, R. Miller.
Front row: D. Stephens, J. Johnson.
Imps Win Title
Alexandra High School's fast-stepping Imps captured the
only championship of the year by taking the play-off for the
City Basketball League. Coach Grant's stout-hearted quintet
led the league race from the first whistle but had a spectacular
struggle in the final before they emerged victors over the Ram-
blers, led by veteran Jack Moyer, one of the soundest players
ever developed at the High School. In the concluding game,
with five seconds to go the score was tied. Bob Lindsay, cap-
tain of the squad and sparkplug, was granted a penalty shot.
The title depended on the outcome of the toss. Lindsay called
time out to get his breath. Then the shot cameg it arched over
the rimg it dropped ing the title was secure by a single point.
Imps got to the final of the provincial high school "B" series
but dropped two games to the Raymond team. The series
showed the marked advance of basketball at Alexandra High
School during the past few years. Raymond, however, has the
advantage of much more inter-high school competition and
superior playing accommodation. Raymond players start the
game much younger than do Medicine Hatters. Imps got into
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the final by taking both contests of a two-game series from
Taber. The game at Medicine Hat attracted the largest turnout
at the auditorium of the season.
Allen was top scorer of the first line which included for-
wards, Bob Lindsay and Dick Stephens, and defencemen, Bur-
kett and Hamilton. The sparkling play of the second line was
one of the features of the year. The tyros included Miller,
Johnson, Lutes, Weiss and Carscadden. Mr. Grant coached and
managed the team.
Four well-matched teams composed the Junior Basketball
League which operated under the direction of Mr. Johnston.
Squads were coached by members of the Imps who gave the
boys much advice and information about the finer points of
the game. Indications are that a number of the players will
soon be wearing the livery of the senior team.
The play-offs were captured by a well-balanced quintet
captained by Alex Chacalias who defeated Goldie's team in an
interesting contest. Sharland's and Feeney's teams were elim-
inated in the earlier round.
Interest has never lagged in this new activity at the A.H.S.,
for it was under the very capable supervision of Mr. Grant, with
Max Adkins taking some of the laurels for his work. Sixteen
girls and thirty-two boys participated in the matches.
Dick Stephens, Walter Borowski, Bob Lindsay and George
Fairless fought a hard battle in the semi-finals of the boys'
competition. In the final Borowski and Fairless were matched,
but the latter was defeated and Borowski advanced to become
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So he'd be sure to know.
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To help with the exam,
But the teacher stood beside him
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Back row fleft to righti: D. McMullen, B. Lindsay, E. Schultz, J. Johnson,
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Front row: L. Colthorpe, A. Nesting.
Exciting contests in the Intermediate Basketball League
showed that a number of the players are on the way to joining
the Imps and will be cavorting in senior uniforms before they
complete their high school course. Teams were under the staff
supervision of Mr. Medd and were coached by members of the
When the dust of battle had cleared, the squad led by
Henderson topped the league, closely pursued by Colthorp,
Bagshaw and Mitchell. But the powerful Henderson quintet
was unable to take the play-offs. In the semi-final fixture,
Colthorp's smart sharpshooters toppled an aggressive Bagshaw
team and went on to defeat the league leaders.
Much of the improvement in the calibre of basketball played
at Alexandra High School can be attributed to the keenly con-
tested matches staged in the Intermediate league.
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Bock row lleft to rightl: R. Schlinker, W. Riley, J. McDougall, F. Morrison
Front row: B. Smith, Mr. Fisher, L. Ackerman.
Junior Boys' Volleyball
Junior boys' volleyball, under Mr. Fisher's able direction,
enjoyed a good season. The boys were divided into five teams
with H. Goldie, B. Smith, B. Anson, K. Kundert and E. Pohl
as captains. These teams played off in March after four
months of league games. The winning team consisted of B.
Smith fcaptainl, T. McDougall, F. Morrison, W. Reiling, R.
Schlinker and L. Ackerman. Runner-up was Kundert's team.
An all-star team played three games with the S.T.C.
After terrific struggles, Irvin Shore finished his Social
Studies paper, looked it sadly over, and then at the end Wrote:
"Dear Miss Cobb: If you sell any of my answers to the funny
papers, I expect you to split fifty-fifty with me."
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D. Haley, W. Undersehr, L. Flaig, B. Henderson, R. Miller, F. Cooney, cl Steed-
mon, R. Burkett, D. Stephens, B. Stephens, D. Bagshow, J. Keating, Mr. Allergoth.
A.H.S. In Rugby Final
The 1946 edition of the Green and White was the best yet,
it conquered the Lethbridge squad in the semi-final of the pro-
vincial series but was not quite good enough to dethrone Cal-
gary's Crescent Heights which has gone undefeated for the
past two years. Another year and it may be a different story.
The revival of the gridiron sport has been one of the features
of the high school life during the past two years and the side-
line quarter-backs who follow the game will assure you that
each team is better than the last.
Much of the credit for the success of the team goes to
coaches "Moose" Bannan and "Slim" Cook and Manager Aller-
goth who worked untiringly to produce a powerful well-trained
The Alexandra team scored a smashing victory at Leth-
bridge, winning 29 to 0. In the final played at Medicine Hat,
after falling apart in the first half, the boys came back in the
second to play magnificent football, but came out on the short
end of the 21-5 score. Rugby players are hopeful that next
year more games can be played with outside teams. The team
consisted of: backfield, Haworth, Lindsay, Keating, Henderson,
Untersehr, Burkett, Bagshawg line, D. Stephens, R. Stephens,
Miller, Marr, Gothard, Cooney, Fraser, Flaig, Hall, Steedman.
During the earlier part of the season senior players were
divided into teams and played several house league games.
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INTERMEDIATE BOYS RUGBY
Back row lleft to righti: Mr. Allergoth, R. Service, G. Bray, B. Smith, H. Beaton,
B. Whalen, W. Fenrick, B. Attrill.
Front row: J. Trotman, J. Tufford, D. Smith, G. Marr, D. Kennord.
Four Alexandra High School teams and a squad from St.
Theresa's Academy contested the Medicine Hat High School
Intermediate rugby championship. H. Beaton's team, coached
by A. Nelson, took the title following a schedule which pro-
duced its share of fun, excitement, bruises, surprises and cleverly
Other teams included a team captained by B. Mitchell and
coached by P. Haworth and J. Boyd, a team captained by D.
Baillie and coached by R. Burkett, a team captained by B. Van
Buskirk and coached by B. Henderson, and the S.T.C. team
coached by Schneider.
The smooth operation of the league was due to the organ-
ization arranged by Mr. Allergoth.
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These boys, under Mr. Allergoth and senior players, get train-
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years hence. This year, three teams were selected, each with
a senior player as coach. Captains were MacDonald, Greenstein
and Nesting. The series ended in a tie between Macdonald
and Nesting, when winter interfered with the playoffs. The
only casualty was Doug Atkins, who suffered a broken leg in
a practise before the games had started.
Mr. Pedersen: 'Tm dismissing you five minutes early.
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Back row lleft to rightl: Miss Nyberg, B. Lindsay.
Third row: I. Hildebrand, J. Fisher, I. Garrett.
Second row: D. Herman, V. Knodel, D. Toole, D. Krauss, M. Mehrer.
Front row: J. Marsh R. Brown, J. Hall, I. Herman, L. Adams.
Senior Girls' Basketball
Supervisor Miss Nyberg and coach Bob Lindsay undertook
the training of the Co-eds for 1946-47. During the year the
Co-eds, averaging approximately 15 players, played several
games. The only competition from the city was S.T.C. and
a city team. The Co-eds were victors in all games played
against S.T.C. and city but got a bit edged out when Taber
came down, and also in their return game.
Near the end of the season the girls received new uniforms
and made a display of them when Taber again returned to
defeat the Co-eds.
A pleasant time was had by all participants during the
year and the Co-eds have high hopes for next season.
Marj. Bifford: "Mr, Cuyler, I'm sorry I'm late, but there
was a man following me and he was walking awfully slow."
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Back row lleft to rightl: I. Hildebrand, H. Kerr.
Middle row: J. Mattson, V. Martin, L. Knodel, H. Weiss.
Front row: A. Enslen, M. Vasko, B. Niblock, M. Lettington, J. Brown.
Junior Girls' Basketball
With Irene Hildebrand and Billy Marjory Niblock as cap-
tains, ten to twelve girls came out to practise every Tuesday
after four and a few Friday noons. Their practising was re-
warded when the Juniors defeated the Grade X teams and tied
the score with St. Theresa College in the only games played.
Joyce Mattson and Helen Kerr scored in the latter game.
Junior Girls' Volleyball
Under the direction of Miss McIntosh five teams were
organized with captains Joyce Mattson, Lilly Knodel, Alice Ens-
len, Iona Dowdy, and Bonnie Bain. A schedule was drawn up
and the teams played every Thursday after school. During
the playoffs, Joyce Mattson's team consisting of Helen Kerr,
Helen Austad, Betty Bowker, Yvonne Welling, Vivian Martin
and Hazel Weiss was undefeated. No games were played
outside the school.
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Third row: M. Babe, B. Church, R. Hildebrand, S. Diaczyszyn, B. Northam,
Second row: B. Layton, V. Reid, H. Meir, P. Wood, M. Smith, L. Tonkin,
Front row: I. Garrett, L. Adams, I. Herman, B. Watson, B. Wilson, D. Herman.
Senior Girls' Volleyball
Senior girls' volleyball was carried on under the supervision
of Miss MacIntosh. Four teams were chosen and schedules
were drawn up for Mondays from 12:00 to 1:00 and Tuesday
from 1:00 to 2:00. A new set of rules was started this year,
and volleyball was enjoyed very much, although only a few
outside games were played.
The playoffs started in March and were completed at the
end of April. The final winners of the season were Isabel Her-
man fcaptainl, Beatrice Wilson, Betty Watson, Doreen Herman,
Lois Adams and Iona Garrett. During the season the winning
team lost only one of the many games played.
Other teams were: Ruby Hildebrand, second, Irene Hilde-
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Back row lleft to rightl: B. Williams, W. Fenrick, B. Mitchell, F. Becker,
G. Bader, L. Eckroth.
Middle row: B. Stephens, D. Bagshaw, B. Eck, Mr. Allergoth.
Front row: B. Berridge, N. Beck, M. Hulland, J. Mattson, l. Erb,
J. Fisher, M. Werre.
The physical education display in April was the culmination
of this year's activities in the Gym Club. This fine display
showed the training the members had received under Mr. Aller-
goth and Miss Nyberg. This was the first year in which girls
were privileged to join the club, under Miss Nyberg and Lloyd
Eckroth, president of the club. The girls learned much and
gained a great deal of enjoyment. Mr. Allergoth supervised
the boys' activities. The Gym Club was much larger this year
and it is to be hoped that it will continue to grow and be able
to present more displays to the public.
Poetry in Room 27
CContinued from page 399
Frances is a cute little trick,
While Pearl Bartoli is no hick!
Juanita and Emma are the quiet type Cwe're sorryl
But with Reta and Sandra, it's a different story!
Miss Forsythe is one of our special features,
She doesn't get mad like some of our teachers!
Well, that's all I have to say,
Except . . . did you know that this was Ray?
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Middle row: R. Dederer, M. Bradley.
Front row: B. Stephens.
A.H. S. Bowling
The Bowling Committee reported a very successful year
with twenty teams participating in the three leagues-mixed,
boys' and girls'. Much of the credit for the success goes to
President George Renner and staff advisor Mr. Tait.
The Bowleggeders, consisting of Dick Stephens, Phyllis
Wood, Art Rayner, Lorraine Newman, Rita Peters and Eva Biel,
captured the mixed bowling championship, with the Cadillacs
The winner of the boys' championship was the Lucky Strikes
who led the field all the way. This team consisted of Willie
Kundert, Bob Stephens, Rennie Dedercr, Glenn Odland, Burl
Whiticar, Merle Bradley and Hillyard Craddock.
The Dimwits annexed the girls' title with a team consisting
of Judy Freedman, Isabelle Murray, Barbara Northam, Betty
Watson and Bea Wilson.
The Lucky Strikes counted 2131 pins for the high two-game
team total. High single for the year was captured by Glenn
Odland with a total of 302.
In the finals, contested by the mixed, boys' and girls' teams,
the Lucky Strikes were victorious to become the school cham-
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Alexandra High School,
June 28, 1947.
Dusty River Junction,
Wall, I have finished my first year at school and now that
I am ready to graduate I have learned enough to send you
this letter. I have done very good because the teachers said
that I should not be in high school. I don't really think I am
good enough to go to college yet, tho.
The first thing I did when I got to the big city fMedicine
Hat, that isJ I went and looked up uncle Zeke. Heis in the
hotel business. He cleans out the spittoons. Uncle Zeke said
that since there were so many teachers at the school I would
not be able to take them all an apple, so he gave me some apple
seeds and I gave each of them one so they could plant a tree.
The subject that I liked best was Social Studies. I find
that there has been a war going on with some feller called
Addie Hitler. QBy the way, how is our feud with Batfields
coming along ?J I wouldn't listen to them when they tried to
teach me history, tho. How could they tell me all about
Napoleon Boneyparts and Bill Shakedown when they didn't
even know the guys.
I am also taking Geometry so I will be able to move in
the best circles. I take Sikology, which is supposed to tell you
what everybody knows ina language that nobody understands.
I would like to live in Paris, though. It seems that everybody
there is so educated that they can all speak French.
But there are' a lot of rules around here. You are not
allowed to spit on the floor. They must leak or something.
Five days of school make one weak. I don't really mind school,
tho. It's just the principal of the thing. If I had my way all
of the teachers would be paid so well they would be able to
retire right away.
We have a system of progressive edification. In it we spend
a small part l7!10J of our time playing games and other sports
than that there. There is football. This is a type of legal
mayhem. As long as football is played on muddy fields it will
never be a clean sport, even though they do have scrub teams.
There is also tennis. This is mostly a racket. You have to
be satisfied with net profits. There are also baseball, table
tennis, bowling and an odd game of craps.
Every now and then they put on a dance at the school.
To look at all the people there you would think that the wall
was going to fall down. They are all leaning on it. I am not
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so good at dancing but I held the girls while they danced. Some-
times the floor got so crowded I couldn't tell who my partner Was.
When I come back to Dirty River Junction this summer I
will go first by train. That is one of those things that smokes
a lot and also choos. Then I will rent a streamlined car. That
is one of those noo types of cars made so you can't tell if you
were run over or backed into. When I reach the mountain
country I will buy a mule. If it isn't too backward about going
forward I should be back home by mid-August.
Just before Easter an assembly was held for the present-
ation of scholarships to various students. They included:
Rotary scholarship for General Proficiency in Grade XII
1550.005 was won by Eleanor Johnson, with an average of
Kiwanis scholarship for General Proficiency in.Grade XI
1550.003 was won by Sibyl Louise Niblock, with an average
Rotary scholarship for General Proficiency in Grade X
1850.003 was won by Hattie Hogg, with an average of 86.7 'Zn
Students' Union scholarship for General Proficiency in Grade
IX 1825.001 was Won by Phyllis Sadler.
School Board scholarship for General Proficiency in Com-
mercial subjects 1S50.00J was won by Hattie Hogg.
Judge Green Memorial Medal for the highest mark in Social
Studies was won by Eleanor Johnson with a mark of 100.
I.O.D.E. scholarship for the highest mark in two foreign
languages was won by Sibyl Louise Niblock with an average
of 89. 1iB25.00.J -
Business and Professional Women's Club prize of 525.00 for
the highest mark in English obtained by a Grade XII graduat-
ing student going into the nursing or teaching profession and
the Wo1nen's Literary Club prize of a book to the student get-
ting the highest mark in English won by Eleanor Johnson and
Noreen Cuyler, both of whom have a mark of 78, with Eleanor
having the choice of the prize due to her higher average.
I.0.0.F. prizes for the highest standing in technical sub-
jects. Boys-won by Herbert Weiss 1S15.00J, and girls-Won
by Millicent Salway 1S15.00J.
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Headliners of 1947
These people are the choice of the Year Book Committee
for their outstanding contributions to the success of this year
The staff of
Student Government and Administration:
Sibyl Louise Niblock
Dramatics and Music:
Rose Marie Lacey
Old Acquaintancen is ineligible for nomination
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Sweet memories of all that's past,
For memories are the things that last.
Thoughts that come-of childhood days-
Awakened by some child that plays-
When safe in loving arms at home-
O foolish ones, why do we roam?
Thoughts wander back to books and slates,
The fun of school, the thrill of dates,
The fears and tears of growing up
Eager-but fearing, like a pup.
Friends for life our school comrades
To guide us when a strange life bades.
A summer bonfire red and bright,
A roast that lasts far in the night,
The special fun that Christmas brings,
With snow, and lights-delightful things.
And these I have loved.
The morning with its pearly dew,
Its light pink sky, and hope anew,
The silhouettes of autumn trees
Against bright sunsets set to please.
The midnight sky with silver stars,
The splendour of Venus and Mars,
The breathless still before a storm,
Before the flash of light takes form,
And then the smell so fresh and clean
Raindrops glistening on the green.
The scent of pines, a clear blue sky,
The mountain trees through which winds sigh
The fullness of my very living
These things I love are everything.
-Joyce Turner, Grade XII.
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to make a strike with - .... KEN F. wants to be at least
president .... DOUG S. Wants to learn to dance, and already
has found someone to teach him .... EVELYN W. Clf he's
not available, someone else should be.J . . . BOB M. will have
plenty of fans if they all stay with him like they do now ....
JIM R. says he wants to be a collector .... SYLVIA R. is al-
ways interested .... HENRY J. says he'll make a go at ranch-
l ing .... DOUG S. makes many plans but never reveals them
. . . JEAN H. When she's not busy she goes to the canteen.
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Experiment in Room 18
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Bea W., Lilly W. and Doris S. on soft material, adding needle
and thread. Note amazing result. Place Audrey M. in a corner
to cool and dry up.
OBSERVATION: Progressive Education at work.
CONCLUSION: Teen-agers possess strange properties.
People We Know in Room 17
CContinued from page 283
not to judge him from that! . . . GLENN R., the boy whose
pastime is arguing. Manager of Hawthorne's Ready-to-Wear
Cfor men, that isl .... TOM S., the worthy room rep., has his
eye on a blonde who sits in the back corner-since Lois was
moved up to the front. . . GERALD K. loves to make Social
charts Koh, yea!J. "A's,' a whiz at bowling .... GRACE B.
is an active member of the business committee of the Year
Book .... EDDIE F., one of the school's more promising Art
students .... LOIS M., the Pin-up Girl for '47. Getting paid
for that? . . . TOM H. is the more intellectual type of person.
. . . JOSEPHINE W. is one of the lucky girls with naturally
curly hair .... LORNE T.-the number of refined students
in the school includes him .... LILY A. lives on the corner of
Fourth St. and Fourth Ave .... HARRY M. He tried his luck
with the steers at Taber .... ELIZABETH G. Ever since com-
ing to A.H.S. she has been very active in Dramatic circles.
Room 7 Business
KContinued from page 317
FETTER Hand Ruiner .... One girl, blue-eyed, wishes to cor-
respond with black-eyed gentleman. Apply box 401 or BETTY S.
. . . False teeth loose? Use some of SIMPSON'S cement mix-
ture .... Do you feel run-down? Can't sleep nights ? JERRY S.
says to try going to bed sometimes .... Are you skinny, lifeless-
looking? Bedraggled? Then try PENDER'S Pills.
Expressions and Pastimes of Room 11
CContinued from page 323
summaries for V.G .... MILDRED S.: Her pastime was study-
ing Latin .... NORMA B.: Sitting in the Uptown Bakery
drinking cokes .... GERHARD G.: Always dame-dreaming
about -I ?J .... VIOLET K.: Handing out typing paper.
. . . EDNA P.: Playing 'Tm a big girl noW!". . . MURIEL F.:
The original writer of the Room 11 biographies .... DAVE T.:
Giving news reports in Social Studies .... RONALD S.: They
say this sun rises at ten and sets all day.
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Room 8 Pseudo Rhymes
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name, "Peanuts!" Does that suit the dame? . . . You know
the man? ALLEN W.'s supposed to be a movie fan ....
NELSON B. is very quiet, why doesn't someone else try it?
. . . JOHN K.'s ambition is to find someone small, so he won't
have to worry about growing up tall .... FRANK T. CThey
say he's the man with muscles of steelll . . . At hardball and
golf, BILL VAN 'S our hero, but in English and Social he still
gets a zero .... ROY F. doesn't want to be tally says six feet
four's not so hot after all .... BENNY L. has curly hair. COn
him it looks goodll but on anyone else I don't know if it would.
. . . THOMAS F. has his very own motto, "Don't do homework
until you have to!" . . . BILL P.'s an English whiz and someday
will be on a children's quiz .... HARVEY S. wants to go back
to the farm where he can Work without any harm .... MARION
H. says: "I'll spend just a few more days of bliss, until I get
killed for writing this." lAgreed with by the Editor? ....
MARGARET R.'s a cute brunette, who shouted at Jim and lived
to regret lby losing her voicel .... RAYMOND Q. is seen often
in the company of KEN S.
Room 9 in 1955
CContinued from page 345
RON S., currently appearing at the ALLAN H., now an acrobat with
Monarch Theatre with . . . the Clyde Beatty Circus.
Meet Room 13
fContinued from page 365
ARCI-IIE R. has been called a diamond in the "ruff," . . . ART
"K-9" S. is very fond of dogs .... ELMER S. doesn't think Mr.
Wait gives enough home-Work Coh yeahll .... LARRY S.
always seems happyg likes shooting .... NORMAN "Smile-
awhile" W. doesn't mind school .... KEN W.'s wisecracks make
life worth living.
Sayings from Room 16
iContinued from page 373
resign any higher position to be Premier .... GLENN R. fools
around in Social but still gets an A! . . . BOB S.'s pastime is driv-
ing around the 100 block on Seventh St .... YVONNE W.
wouldn't mind ending up as a secretary .... HAZEL's ambition
is to become Rachel's sister-in-law.
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REMEMBER WHEN . . . Joyce Reesor was learning to
conduct a Council meeting .... Ed Back came late every noon
because he was fixing something .... Helen McNichol gave a
pep talk on Year Book sales at an assembly .... Itsy went to
Regina .... Marg Patterson had her social done .... Budd W.
was initiated .... The boys had a snack of chocolate milk in
French class .... E1aine.S. wore a sweater .... Dick Stephens
used a delinquent example in his debate .... Mr. Grant ex-
plained combinations .... Joyce Turner knit a baby sweater
in a spare .... Sociology class had hysterics .... Chuck A.
dressed up for the Taber trip .... Rennie shaved for school.
. . . Miss Baillie wanted "connotations" for moonlight. . . .
Taylors entertained after "Rebecca.". . . Mr. Cuyler got a pres-
ent from our school Santa .... The TAMS had a barn dance.
. . . We all failed the semi-finals .... You realized you were
going to sort of miss all the fun of school now that it was
almost over ....
Career N ight
In order to aid and advise students on their careers, Friday,
March 15, was set aside for a Career Night at Alexandra High
School. The students were guests of the Kiwanis Club, spon-
sors of the evening. In opening the general meeting, Mr. N. A.
Wait, president of the Kiwanis Club, told of the two years'
preparation made by the club's Vocational Guidance Committee,
under the chairmanship of Mr. L. Walker. President Wait
introduced Mr. Walker, who emphasized the importance of the
individual in choosing the vocation for which he is best suited.
Two films, "Educating Father" and "The Passing Parade,"
were shown. The students were then dispersed into various
groups to hear lectures on the vocation in which they were
interested. Teaching, journalism, radio, agriculture, auto-
motives, stenography, general office work, medicine, nursing,
civil engineering, beauty culture, armed services, laboratory
technician, and dietetics were included in the subjects discussed.
This was the first of what is planned to be annual Career
Nights. Because it was organized especially for the students,
they would be well advised to take advantage of this opportunity
to ask questions and get advice from those who are already
established in careers.
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