Alexandria Monroe High School - Spectrum Yearbook (Alexandria, IN)
- Class of 1941
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ALEXANDRIA I-IIGI-I SCHOOL
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.Busmcass Nam aqers
LEVATE your minds to those celestial
positions occupied by the moon and stars
and prepare to enjoy the Spectrum. With
astronomy as its theme the Spectrum offers a
spectacular collection of pictures and events in
the orbit of this class of '41.
The cartoons used to carry out the lofty
theme may seem frivolous, but they reflect the
Staff's earnest endeavors. They have drawn up-
on their imagination and ability to carry them
over a bridge of stars into the Milky Way of
We consider it a privilege to dedicate this volume of the Spectrum to Miss Marjorie
French, sponsor for the Senior Class of 1941.
Her willingness to cooperate with the Seniors has been only one of many displays of
good sportsmanship. Not only has she led her students into the wide fields of history,
civics, and sociology in order to broaden their sense of reasoning, but also into the even
wider field of problems dealing with social relationships.
Hers has always been an understanding and genial nature which will indeed be missed
by each graduating Senior.
EARL L. WOOD
VICTOR M. EVANS
FRED H. DISQUE
CLYDE A. ALBIN
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CLAUDE A. MUSSELMAN LOUIS H. CHANEY
VIRGINIA HELLER EDITH HULL
CHARLES MCDANIELS CLYDE SALLEE
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Pretty, sweet, delightful, and kind,
Simple in heart but not in mind.
How I wish I could be like you-
Yet, you see, I was young once, too!
We call him Cassanova,
Although his name is Early
For every time we see him
He is with a girl.
She always wears a smile-
She's such a happy worker,
We love to go to Bailey's
To watch their soda-jerker.
Our Alexandria atmosphere
Is of a different mein-
It doesn't take the springtime
To turn our Fields green.
Once pierced by Cupid's dart,
Her love still lingers ong
Though others seek her heart,
Her love is all for Braun.
He keeps his friends busy,
Ohing and Ahing,
Because of his skill
In cartoon drawing.
The consort of a king
Is usually called a queeng
When we call her Queen joan
You'll all know what I mea
Our Flanders is a desperate case-
He's playing second fiddle,
For Nellie and the H. and H.
Have got him on the griddle.
Her face would deceive
Even the prudent-
She's much too good-looking
To be such a good student.
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Melvin toots a horn,
But he's no one's dupeg
His grades are good-
His father's county supe.
Grace is her name
And grace is her lifeg
She's just the girl
To keep us from strife.
He fell in love-
How hard he fell!
His only love
ROSE MARIE TUERFFS
Soon we may apply the phrase
Of Shakesperian fameg
A rose may smell as sweet
By any other name.
If you're looking for a senior
Whom everyone likes lots,
You can find him hiding
Behind the name of Watts.
In the race of life-
Some may he fasterg
But, "slow but sure,"
That's Esther Castor.
This boy's noted
For his many quirksg
We'll forgive them,
They're Dick Shirk's.
Her mind is goodg her body sound
Her hair is soft as silk,
And this is all because
She always drinks her milk.
Elwood has nothing on us-
Behold this local resident!
Our class has this slogan,
K'Fraundorfer for President."
Socrates was wise,
But Freda is wiser:
She knows all the answers-
Her technique comes from Kyser.
Ain't it a shame about Zed!
All his fat has gone to his head.
He's really much too well fed:
He should walk to Orestes instead.
In sports and in studies
Our Smith takes the leadg
It's easy to label her
"Most likely to succeed."
Behold our former presidentg
His was our local Fuehrer.
"His strength is as the strength of ten,
Because his heart is pure."
'Hurry," said the patient,
"My condition is much worse.
Please send for young Miss Belmore--
I need a pretty nurse"
Little Ann is hard to see
Because of her position.
Her motto, 'Do not tread on me,"
Is quite a requisition.
Here's to Ted, our high school herog
If the teachers rate him zero,
He's still Rifey's pride and joy-
Isn't he a bouncing boy?
In typing she has made her mark,
A star that's bright and shining.
May all the clouds in her life
Have a silver lining.
What keeps you happy all the day?
What keeps you on your feet?
Is it love or youth or what?-
It's just the way you eat.
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Harriet is a pretty girl,
As you all know.
Her dazling eyes and happy smile
Have won her many a beau.
Our Jacob has one longing-
He thinks that he'll be lucky
If he can leave the Hoosier state
And return to old Kentucky.
She came back, like the swallows,
To give the boys a thrill,
V'e hope, for many a year,
That she will be here still.
Warren wants to be a country doctor,
I-le's begun his course,
He's learning how to milk a cow
An how to drive a horse.
En! ys A spfzefa.l
Rasa: ved Seat
If guirar music thrills your heart
And singing as well,
Leave your homes at once and come
To where our Charles dwells
Now, Harold Bess is very nice
And so is Billy Hicksg
But Eugene Fields is the boy
To make Virginia's heart do tricks
Ray wants to go to college-
A football star he'll be.
Well, who knows-he may make it
By the time he's ninety-three
it comes to dancing,
really cuts a rugg
glad that we have Ethel
our class jitterbug.
Leslie would be a traveller
And go as far as Bostong
He'll circumvent the U.S.A.
ln his little Banty-Austin.
His face is always longg
He has a smile, we trust-
He really ought to use it
Before it goes to rust.
MARTHA JANE WILSON
Lady mine, most fair thou art,
With youth's gold and white and red
Though your mind with wisdom's heavy
Do not let it turn your head.
If our struggle in life
Is to raise ourselves higher
Then just look at Harold,
Whom we should admire.
She is a girl of manner mild,
Her temper never varies:
We'd really like to give a hand
For those sweet ways of Mary's.
Our Charles is an all-'round boy,
For all these things are his:
A mind thatis good for studies,
And a very pleasant phiz.
She's quite a model oliice girl,
And quite the teacl1er's pet.
Her work is always neatly done-
They've found no better yet.
Our Eugene is a model boy,
You never see him with a fag.
That's why he is so very bright
In Chemistry and Ag.
Here's one who's quite a typistg
Her name, we see, is Pate.
She says she is successful because
She doesn't procrastinate.
They call him "Dutch"
Because he's German.
He can take a joke-
That's why we like Herman.
No one knows this Tobey well,
es closed up in his oys e she
ut oysters too may hide a pear
Tobey s not such a sullen chur
The usual boil is a painful sore
ich is very hard to endure,
But Dean is an exceptiong
We're very fond of her.
Because his last nam
They's always called him
ere will we find
lf all the girls
He wishes to please
l'le certainly shouldnt
Be such a tease
Here's to jones's pride and joy'
They call her Maxine for a jokeg
call her that
Don't let her hear you
Or she'll put poison in your coke.
VICTOR SCHOTT RUSSELL MUEY
He's not so very tall or big, lt isn't the weather that gets him down
Though bright, l will agree. lt isn't his studies that make him frown,
e's Schott But we all know when he's in that mood
lt's merely that the girl is Rood.
She's much too pretty to settle dovmg
No humdrum life for her lot.
ver can tell'
Lots of fun,
Though yet demuref
But, of course, one ne
She may, or again, she may not.
Another like her?
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We ask that each a
worthy chairman'-little Claude
Famed in high school for
Who can tell what is his fate?
Her hair is blonde and curley,
Her eyes express surpriseg
You can tell hy their deep color
Why she is called "Blue Eyes."
The aroma that surrounds him
Would make a martyr gripe.
We're not referring to B. O.:
We merely mean his pipe.
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How queer this girl
Who now takes the Hoorg
She not only studies,
But even asks for more.
Why, even if our Scotty
Were dead and almost buried,
He'd get up and tell the bearers
How he should be carried.
A voice so soft and quiet,
And manner so demure-
A very pleasant future
I'm sure these will procure.
When searchin for a charmer
Who's always bright and merry,
You needn't look much further
Than that ever-joking Harry.
If you're looking for a typist
Who's really very fastg
Well, here is Mary Mohler,
Who cannot he surpassed.
You never could tell,
By that attitude fierce,
That all his friends call him . .
Guess what?-Porky Pierce.
By her sweet and merry ways,
She breaks the fall of many a bump.
She's jolly all the live long day,
And really most pleasingly plump.
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F W CLAYTON JARRETT
His hair is Eery red,
With a nose to match it, toog
But then for pleasing contrast,
His eyes are baby blue.
When you Come to her with troubles,
Your hopes she never douses.
That's why she's liked so very well
Up at Rothinghouses'.
As our local Don juan
Doesn't'he make his mark?
Perhaps his last name is Gable,
And his first name is Clark.
In typing or in sewing,
Her work may be but fairish
But when it comes to social life,
Look out for Donna Parish.
A fldavj aa.
What we like about Virginia
Is the cheerful way she'll say,
As she stands before the classes,
"Here is the menu for today."
The Senator, we surely hope,
Will travel wide and farg
But this we fear he'll never do,
Unless he gets another car.
"Oh johnny may be out of date
But not for Bette: Roodg
The words that it Contains
just suit her present mood.
Our Dallas can
Both fry and bake.
In Home Ec. class,
He takes the cake.
5 1 Her heart has leaped with joy,
Her life is one of bliss
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He's tall and dark and handsome,
As that old saying goes:
But he keeps himself so quiet
That hardly anybody knows.
She may be just a little girl,
But for herself she'll fend.
We can explain it by the fact,
She's from that tough North End.
The train was coming down the tracks
It would not stay for Long -g
He jumped out of his faithful truck
Before he got the gong.
There'll be those who will love her
And those who will slam her.
What keeps them all going?
It must be her glamor.
He likes the women and
Farming, too, it appears.
We'd like to suggest
He combine those careers
He's pretty good at raising crops,
In more than just one place:
He's got one out on the farm
And one upon his face.
BETTY JO MILLSPAUGH
A priceless gem, a lovely pearl,
Although a simple country girlg
Our Betty Jo is not romantic-
Marriage for her would be Morganatic.
Once there was in days of old
A pirate of this name.
We hope our Senior treasurer
Will not win that kind of fame.
Her hair is red,
And her heart is gold
Our own school colors
She'll always hold.
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These poems were written
By fools like meg
Read and bear witness
What fools we be.
A military wedding would
Be so very niceg
Wc'd like to be there
And throw the rice.
She may seem quiet,
But she's not asleepg
Remember the proverb
He says he's no relation
To the singer of this name,
He's content with country life
And Orestes for his aim.
What a pity that Alberta
Wasn't born a boy.
With her skill in basketball,
She'd have been Rife's joy.
He mopes around disconsolzte,
With a long and gloomy face.
Can any irl console him
It's still waters that run deep. And take his EveIyn's place?
She's a very good girl,
And no one's fool.
She learns her lessons
At her Sunday School.
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9. Back in the old grind and fifteen minutes earlier at that. What are we,
slaves to the clock?
10. No freshmen, new teachers, and what teachers! Four boys take up Home Ec.
Typing classes are very popular with the girls.
13. Our first football game--Friday the thirteenth.
No wonder we lost. Score 13-O.
16. We feel that we're getting back in harness again.
7, gg We no longer jump when we see a teacher.
458.-' 18. Senior elections. Is this a democracy or not?
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4. We hoped to graduate from a new gym this year, but when they started to re-
decorate the Methodist church, we got suspicious.
8. Cartwright's ambition: I want to be little like Hellmers.
12. Flash. Columbus Discovers America--just 448
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16. Ask Orme who telephoned her in the assembly jiwZ27 Aizk
18. End of first six weeks. Now, that wasn't so
bad, was it?
20. Why all the demand for pennies? Someone
must have blown out a fuse. MWF Oc'lT12
23. First report cards. These new teachers are
24-25. School paroled for two days while teachers learn new methods of torture.
31. nThe goblins 'll get yu ef yu don't watch out.
3. Mr. Evans entertained a number of unwilling guests with a panel discussion
after school. The guests were selected for their ability to be tardy three
times a week.
11. Armistice Day,
12. Betty Wales and Frank Zettel make front page news
in the high schools' own newspaper--editors--R. E.
Q Fraundorfer, Bob Zedekar, and Herman Beardsley.
Why, Frank, we didn't know you cared!
21-22. Thanksgiving vacation--thanks to Roosevelt.
EZ Quick, mama, the bicarbonate.
Q 28. Republicans have Thanksgiving, too. Me for that
" and more of it.
29. First basketball game and us without a gym. Well,
the basketball team played a nice game of foot-
29. Hi-Y Conference. Oh, where are our wandering boys tOhight?
Hi-Y's bring back new word. The hunting season is now open on Quail.
End of second six weeks. HLet us not procrastinate.U Seniors have a
dance with a floor show.
Science Club debates about a name. Someone suggested JR. EINSTEIN.
Just send in a book-cover from a Chemistry or Physics book and you, too,
may be a member.
Spectrum pictures--very nice, too, especially Miss Heller's.
Spectrum staff appointed. We're satisfied, are you?
Report cards just came out--now showing,
"The Mark of Zero."
The assembly is getting so noisy a per- ' -
son can t take a decent nap.
Mr. Armstrong breaks all the girls' flux, Q
hearts by getting married.
All the students start saving their pen- ,
nies for Christmas. '
H1-Y formal initiation.
Don't forget to do your Christmas shop-lifting early.
Student Council Christmas program, Senior Dance and Christmas vacation be-
gins today and us without a snowball.
Christmas! Green, ain't it?
Not much studying done in school today.
Sadie Hawkin's Day. Remember, girls, positively your last opportunity for
four long years.
More vacation. Hln again, out again.H Tourney at Muncie. We firmly re-
solve, , Anyway, Happy New Year!
Civics class goes to Indianapolis on the bus but not all come back that way
They said they wanted to see the sights.
Have you noticed the steady stream of people going down from the assembly
to the office to get those little yellow slips? Teachers are getting
blood-thirsty or maybe it is just a new year's resolution.
24. End of third six weeks and also of first
semester. How tempus fugits when pupils
don't fidgit. P.S. Report cards.
' 25. The Student Council was very much disap-
T ffm pointed at missing the conference at Bloom-
fo,,,J ington, especially Dorothy Smith. Cheer up
9 '-' 3 Smitty, you can always write to him.
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The Senator is remodelling his limousine to the 1941 styles.
Several Alexandria high school students enjoyed a much-needed vacation--
until Mr. Evans caught up with them. They're now HGone With The Wind.H
Will Sullivan run for a third term?
Who's Senior president, if any? swam'
P1ackard's sweater certainly gets around-- 3
Chemistry class visits Aladdin. Put it NNN
Eg1f.11IJingl.l'St chance to pay for Spectrums. No EX-PEL-LED
Come spring, it's time to change--president.
Basketball game with Muncie. Did you see HShirk the Sheik of Muncieu?
Mac blushes prettily for us during assembly program. Why daddy? Lapel and
Alexandria meet again, Sectional!
It's all right to cheer for Pendleton, but why egg Anderson on?
The assembly was filled today after three-thirty. What can I say, dear,
after I say I'm tardy?
The great American sport--hookey-playing took five today.
Student Council Dance.
The Senior Class is running smoothly with our new president. Ginger is
prettier than our former president, anyway. '
We found Dorothy Smith COrestes Suel reading Popular Mechanics in the 11-
brary this morning. Must be something wrong with her tractor.
A nice lot of work must be getting M
done on this Spectrum. The editors gig E
haven t been speaking for a week.
Senior Class discusses what to do M
Senior week. Mr. Chaney holds out 4'
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Alexandria's music department take four firsts in the state contests.
The conquering heroes are: Mary M. Lee, Raymond Griffin, Richard Hall, the
flute quartet consisting of Lillian Orme, Richard Reese, Betty K. Arnold,
and Helen Sullivan. Herman Beardsley took second in his division.
Latin Contest at Muncie. Victor Schott and Beatrice Leroy take firsts.
uWhat fools these mortals be.H
Miss French went-to the hospital for a serious operation today. We'll miss
her very much, Mrs. Foster will substitute for her.
The Seniors decided on a trip to Chicago. Seniors had an afternoon dance
at the Legion Hall.
Mathematics contest at Burris with our school sending Harriet Harman,
Judith Markle, and Berniece Duncan. Band takes first division in Class B.
bands at Connersville. On to the State!
Livestock judging at Elwood
Dairy judging at Pendleton. Spring vacation and do we need it!
No rest for the ungodly. Spectrum goes to print today. With trembling
hands we send our brain child out into the cruel world.
From now on we're guessing so don't laugh.
Typing and shorthand contest at Ball State. Good luck, Stoogents.
The Easter Cantata is sung at the Methodist Church under the direction of
Claude CSimon Legreeb Musselman. '
14-18, Right along here we're probably
missing out on a lot of juicy bits of
school news. Report cards will come
and go. Girl Reserve Conference at
Bloomington on the 18th.
19. state Band Contest an Ton City.
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Are all Mr. Evans' ties Christmas 5
23. About this time the Seniors ,
will be loose in Chicago. 'K V '1
Bacculaureate. Bring out the
Class Day comes somewhere in A A
Commencement--I've got my sheep skin to keep me warm.
Report cards. That final blow.
Ave et Vale.
THE BOSS fl
The first appearance of the marching band, which had been maneuvering for
three weeks, was on June 5, 1940 at the Elk's State Parade held in Anderson.
The band practiced maneuvering all summer and most of the fall, during which
time they made money marching for various political rallies. They also played
for the fall football games. On December 2, the band marched in Anderson and
won seventy-five dollars, first prize. Forty-eight regular marchers and five
twirlers make up the marching unit whose appearance has brought Commendation in
every contest and parade in which it has participated.
A concert was given the first week of December to a capacity,house at Cun-
ningham School. An instrumentation of sixty was led by Claude Kusselman, who
has directed the band for four years. During the last week in March, members of
the band went to Bloomington to compete in the musical solo contest. Those stu-
dents who participated and won first division honors were: Mary K. Lee, pianog
Raymond Griffin and Richard Hall, cornetg Helen Sullivan, Lillian Orme, Betty K.
Arnold, and Richard Reiss, flute quartet. All were recommended for the national
contest. On Saturday, April 5, the band went to the annual contest at Conners-
ville. They won first division honors in class E and the right to participate
in the state contest.
Early last year a glockenspeil was purchased with earnings from marching.
and in January a set of tympani, rotary tune, was bought. The band hasn't a
complete instrumentation, but expects to obtain additional equipment within the
TENTH, ELEVENTH, AND TWELFTH GRADES
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB
There are two girls' choruses. The first is made up of thirty-seven mem-
bers from the eighth and ninth grades, and the second is composed of forty mem-
bers from the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.
At Christmas, part of the Girls' Glee Club sang for the assembly. On April
18, in a massed choral presentation, they sang at the Madison County Musical
Festival which was held this year in Harkleville.
An Easter Cantata for the Sunrise Services held at the Methodist Church was
given by members of the Glee Clubs. This was the fourth successive performance
of the club for the Easter services.
One of the two choruses will sing with the boys' chorus at baccalaureate
services to be held this spring.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
Front row: Lambert Oliver, Richard Hall, Charles Curtis, Bob Montgomery, Her-
bert Wehsollek, Don Reynolds, Herman Beardsley, Albert Beardsley,
Second row: Melvin Jones, Ben Ed Black, Leroy McCullough, Harry McGinnis, Ray-
mond Griffin, Don Plackard, Fred Kean, Max Ritter, David Etchison.
This chorus, which
boys who are members of
This is the first
five years. They meet
BOYS' GLEE CLUB
was organized the second semester, is made up of twenty
the band. Mr. Musselman arranges and directs the sing-
singing unit that the boys have had in the school for
on Monday mornings and Friday afternoons. The Glee Club
has made no public appearances, 'however they plan to sing for the baccalaureate
services this spring.
Front row: Jo Donahue, Helen Shafer, Dorothy Smith, Betty K. Arnold, Barbara
McClead, Phyllis Adams.
Second row: Mr. Evans, John Hughes, George Hughes, Russell Muey, Dick Worley.
The Council enables our studert body to cooperate with the principal and
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the faculty in meeting the problems of our school, It benefits the student and
benefits the school by teaching cooperation, making the student more self-direc-
tive, enabling him to develop leadership, and introducing him to democracy.
epresents the fac-
arranged an excel-
took part were ex-
With the wise and sympathetic guidance of Hr. Evans who r
ulty, the ten representatives from the four classes this year
lent series of programs. Several of these in which students
The officers are as follows: President, Barbara McCleadg Vice-president,
Dorothy Smithg Secretary, Helen Shafer, Treasurer, Russell Huey.
This honorary organization, affiliated with the national Young Men's Chris-
tian Association, was first organized in 1925. Its pzrpose is Hto create, main-
tain, and extend throughout the school and community a high standard of Chris-
On November 9th of last year two representatives and Guy Foster, the spon-
sor, went to the District Conference, and in that month, also, thirteen of the
members and their sponsor attended the Older Boys' Conference at Evansville,
indiana, where George Hughes was elected vice-president for 1941.
The Hi-Y Club donated a book by Bruce L. Melvin, YOUTH, MILLIONS TOO MANY?,
to the school library, and has contributed to several organizations. Two Hi-Y
dances were given,
The officers are as follows: President, Claude Killer, Vice-president,
George Hughes, Treasurer, Richard Lewis, Secretary, Bob Fraundorferg Sergeant-
at-arms, Manuel Williams.
LE CLUB FRANCAIS, sponsored by Emma Phillips, is scheduled for one meeting
a month during the regular French class session.
This year the organization has devoted its time to such club activities as
French correspondence, dramatizations, singing and readings. According to the
Cleveland plan, which has been in use for nearly two years, French was the only
language spoken during the meetings. By this plan after four weeks of the prop-
er instruction no English is spoken by the students or the instructor. New
words are introduced gradually through dramatization.
Students in the second year class are able to conduct a club meeting
through the entire hour, without assistance from the instructor carrying on
their parliamentary procedure in French as effectively as it could be done in
English. If a student wishes to use new words he is able to make them clear to
the class through dramatization and explaining in French.
The officers are as follows: Patricia Popplewell, presidentg Sara Painter,
Slogan: To face life squarely.
Purpose: To find and give the best.
The Alexandria Girl Reserve Chapter, a part of the National organization of
the Young Women's Christian Association, was organized in 1927 with no restric-
tions as to membership. Through the years the Chapter has served to bring a
unity of ideals to the young girls of this high school.
A committee selected by the president arranges a program for meetings held
on the second Tuesday of each month. Several prominent musicals were enjoyed
The value of the club lies in its contribution to self-expression and dis-
cipline in the lives of each of its members.
The officers are as follows: President, Betty Jo Millspaughg Vice-presi-
dent, Dorothy Smith, Secretary, Phyllis Gosnellg Treasurer, Helen Shafer.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
F. F. A. is a national organization composed of youths interested in farm-
ing. An agricultural student is initiated first into the Green Hand Society.
For one year he takes part in vocational agriculture projects, after which he is
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eligible for entrance into the Future Farmers Associa on.
Its purpose is to practice brotherhood, honor our rural opportunities, and
develop those qualities a Future Farmer should possess.
During February members sold seed corn as part of a money making project.
Early in March, teams participated in the Madison County poultry and egg judging
contest, and later in the crop judging contest. During early April members were
sent to the dairy and live stock judging contest.
Officers: Albert Rinker, president, Donnel Elsworth, vice-president, Don
Rinker, treasurer, Walter Lennis, secretary, Jack Walker, reporter.
Front row: Claude Miller, Marjorie Tuxford, Jo Donahue, Dorothy Smith, Sara
Painter, Ann Hellmers, Mr. Chaney.
Second row: Wayne Delinger, Dick Shirk, Junior Hartz, Manuel Williams, Fred
Fields, Bob Fraundorfer, Bob Zedekar, Melvin Jones, Herman Beardsley
Third row: Victor Schott, Bill Arnold, Don Hall, Jack Stanley, Russell Muey,
and Ted Ervin.
The club received its charter from the American Institute of Science and
Engineering Clubs, which was originally chartered in 1828. The purpose of the
Science Club, sponsored by Mr. Chaney, is to create interest in science and pro-
vide additional information concerning progress in the fields of physics and
Meetings are held every other Thursday and membership is limited to those
who are taking or have previously taken physics or chemistry.
During the first semester some members of the club studied photography and
model airplane building. At meetings during the last semester various stunts
were demonstrated and scientific talks were given.
The officers are as follows: Wayne Delinger, president, Melvin Jones,
vice-president, Ann Hellmers, secretary-treasurer.
Senior Center, small, fast, plenty of powerful drive, and a good defense man.
Senior Guard, small, fast, excellent blocker for the offensive, hard worker on
Senior Tackle, big, smart, powerful on defense and offense, as asset to any
Senior End, fast, smart, powerful drive, a good pass receiver, valuable man for
Senior Tackle, hard worker on offense and defense. He will be missed by the
line next year.
Senior Guard, small, fast as lightning, plenty of spirit and fight all through
Senior End, tall, fast, good block and tackle man. Ie will be missed from the
line next year, also.
Senior Left Half Back, the boy who did the fast running on the team.
Senior Full Back, the power plant of the team. He got the yards when we needed
Junior Half Back, fast, elusive, excellent man on broken field running. Ie will
be back next year.
Junior Quarter Sack, although small, HFerdH was the brains of the team. He will
be back next year.
Senior Substitute, plenty of spirit, good football player
Sophomore Guard, valuable man! Should be plenty tough for future work.
Senior Quarter Back, good ball player
Senior Substitute, valuable handy man.
Team We They
Summitville 27 28
Wabash 19 31
Elwood 19 28
Tipton 28 36
St. Mary' S 42 26
Burris 27 45
Warsaw 28 37
Noblesville 32 31
Peru 37 SO
Elwood 28 31
Pendleton 23 26
Frankton 36 32
Hagerstown 33 31
Greenfield 30 35
Tipton 22 43
Huntington 29 53
Muncie 17 31
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1941. ,H
THE COACH OF THE YEAR
N this day and age of high pressure basketball, there is
a tendency to judge the efficiency of a coach by the
record of games won and lost. So, if you're going to consider
him by that standard, Myrle Rife, boss of Alexandriafs
Tigers, hasn't done so well.
For the record of the kids from the Rock Wool City
shows only four victories in 18 starts, which isn't, to speak
in the most euphemistic terms, particularly auspicious. But,
if you care to investigate the circumstances, you'll be tempted
tonight, ,when you gaze over at the Alexandria bench in the
North Walnut St. Field House, to stand up and give a cheer
for the chunky guy who guides the Red and Yellow-clads.
Myrtle Rife, who, long before this, acquired a reputation as doing more
scouting of prospective foes than any other coach in the business, has
been piloting a gymless team all year. The Tiger goalyard, an addition
to which was started by the WPA last summer, wasn't completed in time
for the season and consequently the entire schedule had to be revised.
Alexandria has played every one of its games away from home. 5
On top of this, Rite had to build his team almost from the ground.
The :fine Taylor-Smith combination that handed Muncie Burris two con-
escutive Central Indiana Conference defeats, was lost by graduation and
the second string of 1939-40 moved up to fill the breach. The first part of
the season saw a constant succession of defeats, relieved only by a
triumph over St. Mary's of Anderson. Now St. Mary's may not be so
much either, but the record shows the Gaels whipping Lapel no longer
ago than Wednesday night.
High spot of the Alexandria campaign was a 33-to-31 conquest of
Hagerstown. And up to that time, only Burris had beaten Rex Rudicel's
lads. who had run off 12 straight wins.
You might call him the Knute Rockne of Indiana high scnool basket-
ball, for he introduced a novelty-that of substituting a Whole team at a
time. Alexandria races with any of them-it may lose-but still it races.
And occasionally five fresh players go well against worn-down competition.
That could be quite a game tonight. Last year when the two teams
met as reserve lineups, the Tigers finished on top, 26 to 18.
RECONS TR UC TION
Front row: Bernice Buttle, Georgeanna Coyle, Dorothy Bowers, Dorothy Smith
Beverly Weaver, Virginia Popplewell, Patricia Popplewell, Grace Pate
Second row: Lillian Orme, Helen Shafer, Bob Fraundorfer, Bob Zedekar, Jo Dona-
, hue, Dick Tobey, Charles Millspaugh, Harrell Lane.
Third row: Raymond Griffin, Manuel Williams, Mr. Hinds, Pat Miller, Miss Hieatt
TO SPECTRUM STAFF AND FACULTY!
As editors of the 1941 Spectrum we wish to express our gratitude for the
cooperation we have received from the rest of the staff and faculty. We espec-
ially want to thank Miss Hieatt and Mr. Hinds, for their good supervision and
Mr. Armstrong and Mr. McDaniels, for their work in typing and photography, re-
Jo Donahue also deserves mention for her work on the verses and Dick Tobey
for his art work. We have enjoyed the work and wish luck to next year's staff.
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