Alexandria Monroe High School - Spectrum Yearbook (Alexandria, IN)
- Class of 1946
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THE l946 SPECTRUM
The .1946 Spectrum was published by the Seniors
of Alexandria High School.
Evelyn Hieatt was editorial adviser while John Hinds
was business adviser. Richard Morgan was editor. His
staff included the following: Loretta Allison, Anne Bail-
ey, Josephine Brown, Barbara Brunson, Charles Clegg,
Max Draper, Richard Ellis, Wanda Etchison, Virginia
Markle, Elmer Maynard, Marilyn Morton, Mary Ruth
Richardson, Leroy Sayre, Peggy Seybert and Bill Stewart.
Lome jom us on the CITCUS Wagon for the
blg parade through th1s years Spectrum
For the theme we offer a clrcus to show
how much fun we have had durmg our four
years of performmg at A H S Readlng wr1t
rmgs Sldeshows such as basketball dances
nnnstrcls and plays have also attracted much
We semors hope that our acts have been
successful enough to entltle us to JOIH 1n the
parade of hfe
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ing, and arithmetic have been in the main
RUTH ANN KEBLIN
whose efforts and expert training has made our perform-
ance a successful one we dedicate this Spectrum.
After the grand finale, as the applause fades, We
leave your guidance to future classes for the show must
Reading from left to righl: Fred Disque, principal of Junior Highg Dorolhy Gosseli, secretary lo Mr. W
perinlendenf of h I ' G ' d
oodp Earl Wood, su-
se oo s, eorgla E gell, secretary io Mr. Evans: Victor Evans, principal of Senior High.
We owe much of our success to the helpful guidance
of the administrative officers of A. H. S.
Although they occasionally cracked the whip, their
names will recall the pleasant memories of High School
Ruth Ann Kerlin
Katie C. Slone
Carroll H. Copeland
Thoroughly worthy of the thunderous applause they are receiving, the Seniors of 1946
step into the center ring of the big tent to begin their five-star performance.
Seasoned troupers now, the Seniors weren't quite so polished in the fall of l942 when they
entered A. H. S. Their only activity that year was a dance after the Pendleton basketball game.
They didn't get above watering elephants in the ninth grade.
Like all good workers, they were promoted, and during their Sophomore year were allowed
to sell popcorn during the main show. Still rather slow about out-side activities, they did man-
age to sponsor one dance and a Halloween party. Their class picnic was held at Mounds Park.
VVe hear they bogged down in the mud!
Really smooth operators fthey thoughtj as they became Juniors, they began looking for-
ward to the time when they would be Seniors and all the classes should say "Allah, Masters" to
them. They were in for a big let-down. They now performed in the end ring under the big top.
Some of the features of this year's work were a dance after a football game with Wabash,
victory over Seniors in class tourney 32-30, and another day at Mounds. Some of those happy
picnickers had their fried chicken a' la gravel-clumsey! Give them time.
Now-now-the band gives a fanfare-the spot-light beams on this none-the-worse-for-wear
class of 1946! Y
VVilbur Rubrecht steps into the ring as president with the following assistants: vice presi-
dent-Bill Stewartg Secretary-Martha Imlerg treasurer-Leroy Sayre and student council
members-Anne Bailey, Gene Ankrum, and Elmer Maynard.
The class executive committee and sponsors, Miss Allen
and Miss Kerlin, planned a full schedule of activities to last un-
'v. . . .
ff, 9. Since their class treasury needed a boost, the Seniors started
i in to make money. They began by selling hot-dogs and pepsi-
ff ' colas at football games, and Miss Kerlin with the aid of joan
Q 0 , Carnahan, Betty Walker, Don Peck, and Jim Montgomery turn-
.. '. ' ed this venture into a big success. Maxine Jones was chairman
C1 of the committee that sold ice cream and pepsi-colas at all the
Q home basketball games.
Real hep-cats themselves, these Seniors were chief dance promoters all year. The dances not
only made their bank account fatter, but provided lots of fun. Among Seniors who helped make
these dances possible were Anne Bailey, Jo Brown, Peggy Seybert, Dick Cartwright, Bill Stewart,
and Frank Jones.
' In November the Seniors were measured for their costumes for the Grand Finale, caps and
gowns-dark blue with white silk tassels that can be added to other reminders of Circus days.
One of the biggest pre-Christmas events was the arrival of Senior rings in December-lovely
rings-plain gold, onyx or pearl. Of course, they created quite a sensation. It wasn't long until
several, Senior boys had given theirs to their "steadies," and that accounts for the heavy rings
weighing down the fragile hands of some "slick chick."
Still trying to pad their treasury, the Seniors presented the play "Rip Van XVinkle" given
by some professionals. Some say we have better talent here in A. H. S. VVho knows? Time will
tell though, because it was right after Christmas that the dramatics class began work on the
Miss Hieatt directed the group in "Come Rain or Shine," the three-act comedy, presented
to an audience of 900 people January 18 at 8 p. m. in the gym. The play was a huge success,
and added over 515250 to the class treasury. We didn't know the Class of '46 was so talented.
The really star-spangled event of the year was the all-school Spring Prom sponsored by the
Seniors on March 23 in the gym. It was quite a gala affair with an orchestra to furnish the
super-special dance music.
Though their days were chuck full of extra activities, the Seniors found time to plan a
Senior trip to Chicago, a slightly solid class day program, and a grand Senior banquet.
But the day approaches, the day all have looked forward to,
some joyfully, others with a few tears. This is the final show, 'I
the last performance, the culmination of four years of study, Ifun, '
and hard knocks. But it was wonderful-every minute of it.
The commencement audience is hushed, each graduate is
his throat, the silence is filled with many thoughts. This is it.
Your name is called, your name on a diploma, your proof to the
world-You are a graduate!
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You can tell Gipe by his red hair,
And by the "A" sweater he likes to wear.
He glows the fields on his father's farm
And milks the cows without alarm.
They all call her "Tick",
Anal to her sailor she will stick.
Dorothy says its fun to work,
Especially being a soda jerk.
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EKARLES CLEGG 7 5
Around the halls we hear him :ack eg
He's our roaring football tackle.
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She has a love in lnnisdoleg
lt seems this love will never tail.
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Wanda is an Elwood fan.:
She loves to roam that foreifn land.
Harry was crippled for a while,
But still he wears a cheery smile.
When you are absent and when you are late
Agnes knows, she's Georgia's mate.
She's waitin' for the train to some in
To bring her soldier hame again.
He was willing to do more than his part
To help our treasury get a start.
Alice is always ever so nice:
It you want to be good, seek her advice
If it's service you may need,
Call on Katherine: she has speed.
Robert is not what his name impliesf
He's one of the quiet sort of guys.
This little girl with hair af red
ls fond of basketball, it's said.
She always has a friendly greeting
For the ones she is meeting.
Cartwright is our class iitterbugf
He really cuts a rugged rug.
MARY HELEN KRUEGER
She really knows her short hand:
To be a secretary she has planned.
She made the treasury hit the top
With ice :ream sales and soda pop.
Joe is our high point man:
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He's strictly a Junior fan.
Her deep dimples are plain to seep
Wendell thinks so and so do we.
Betty lives where it's nice and quietg
Don't mention citiesy it starts a riot.
BILL STE ' ART
He made the all-conference football team
As a tackle he was really an the beam.
l helped to write these with Mary Ruthg
It may be fiction, more than truth.
She went to Florida lorfa spell:
She came back with ldts to tell.
Over our :lass Wilbur presides,
And finds time for ball besides.
She's always ready for some lung
She likes to help to get it done.
ALBERTA SCHMI M
She beais out Boogie and melodies sweeif i
She's always welcome on lhe piano seat.
All ihe girls admire his wovef
So Paul, your wave, be sure fo save. ,l
MARTHA IMLER W
She is a preo:her's lass,
The belle of our Senior class.
Peggy helped lo make lhis yearbookg
Thai, we can not overlook.
He wen! fo ioin Ihe Navy's fleeff
Don finds Ihoi sailors are hard to beal.
Her horses are her pride and ioy,
Alihough she drives a car wifhour annoy.
MARTINA BRAMEL M
Morlina has a iolly giggleg
Over lifile lhings she does noi higgle.
He's the son of 'he Chem. teacher,
Bur music seems io be his fealure.
RozELLA wean T A . '
Rozello likes io dance o loig
She likes good music, especially hal.
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EILEEN McCULLOUGH 5674
She left us once, but returned,
For A. S. she yearned.
Elmer is the Hi-Y head,
In the future, he will farm instead. ,
A secretary she wants to bei
It may come true, we'lI wait ond see.
J DITH JQON
She's a pretty gal, 'tis true,
And oh! that look she gives to you.
Gilbert is a quiet sort of boy,
But out of school, he makes the joy.
Madonna's phone is always busy
With the men who make her dizzy.
Loretta is a favorite with many a beau,
Which one is lar keeps, we want to know.
Leroy had some hidden talent,
Especially in acting, he was gallant.
- IMQGENE GOLDEN '
Working on committees is her jab,
She worked on each without a sob.
Quiet manner and pretty face,
Perfect specimen of the Senior race.
Ellis loves an girly
He c study, he' ' a whirl.
I like to rite lines like these,
So spar your criticism, please.
She has a man on her lucky string,
In fact, she wears an engagement ring.
Morgan is the Spectrum Ed.,
It takes a guy that has u head.
She's a blond with clear brown eyesg
She may be Lana in disguise.
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Eileen lives on Bunker Hill:
She climbs back home like .lack and .lill.
If you want a write-up whiz,
Call on Max, he really is.
A Senior quiz kid, tis true:
Almost onything she can do.
She may not seem very oged,
But to a soldier she's engaged.
BENNIE DI RUZZA
A little dark and handsome man-
Oh! girls, on him there is no ban.
She has a man in Elwood town,
But in Alex he is found.
Mary is a Senior bright,
She wants everything just right.
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As o Casanova, we see him roamg
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His mother can't seem to keep him at home
In a restaurant she works for her cash,
She is really experienced in slinging hash.
Betty takes care of kids at night,
She wants practice to teach hers right.
He's another farmer in our crew,
But without them, what would we do?
A Senior librarian with lots of go,
Looking for overdue books high and low.
Martha lives on Jefferson Street,
She likes to dance to the down beat.
He holds a freshman dear to his heart
We must soy, they have a good start.
She likes to skate at the Gaston rink,
She finds if fun at the boys to wink.
If your shoes are old and worn,
Janice will fit you, so do not mourn.
Nothing to Dick is farther above,
Than his important Junior love.
RUTH ANNE KASSEI.
Her love is serious to us, it seems,
You can tell by the way she beams.
Pot's fond of horses, yes indeed!
She likes to ride at their tap speed.
He plays his trombone with real' class,
The Dorsey clan he may surpass.
Rosemary is extremely jolly,
Library work, to her, is not folly.
JAMES MONTGQMERY 1... -A -
If you see a lillle red car, .'
You'll know lhol Jim can'l be fur.
Alice is quiel and peaceful loop
She knows when and whal lo do.
Two loves she has. Which will il be?
Be palienl, kids, in lime we'll see.
Ray is in lhe Army nowf
He likes il all excepl lhe chow.
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He wails on cuslomers, hand and feel,
Selling them lhe grade A meal.
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She's a swing shifl worker loo, at nighl,
And as a class worker, she is all righl.
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EULA MAE NACOFF f
She has a soldier for a beau.
Whal will come of il we do not know.
He spends his summers al lhe lakeg
The winler is hard for him ro lake.
Leon is a lillle man,
Bul he does all lhal he can.
The wolves of A. H. S. she cannol see:
She has a fellow, hul where is he?
Sheep in meadow, cows in corn,
Carrol left the gate open, early in the morn.
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A snappy waitress is she,
But her heart is on the sea.
She plays an instrument in the band,
She plays her horn with a steady hand.
JAMES PRENTlC 669
Although his father says, "Nay. ay!"
He goes to the pool rooms day by day.
He has a :arf he drives it fast,
The question is, "Will Kenny last?"
Wilma comes to school on the bus,
She's a quiet girl and makes no fuss.
HARRIET DICKEY -
She came lo A. H. S. just this year,
We want her to know we're glad she's here.
The Idle Hour is Gene's Hotel,
He might inherit it, who can tell.
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When the girls begin to swoon and sigh,
You know that .lim is passing hy.
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Edith is not loud 'tis so,
But oh! how she makes a typewriter gn.
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Left to right: Louise Owen, Virginia Markle, Miss Frazier, Doris Shawhan, Judy Mobley, and Jo Brown.
The Girl Reserve year began with a trip to Muncie to attend a conference of advisers, club ollicers and YWCA
representatives. This year's oflicers were, president, Doris Shawhang vice-president, Virginia Markleg secretary,
Louise Owen, treasurer, Judy Mobleyg program chairman, Jo Brown. Alberta Schmidt served as pianist.
After the conference, a meeting was devoted to a discussion of events at the conference. Other activities for
the year included a talk about the "Girl Reserve WVardrobe" by Miss French, book reviews by Mrs. XV. R. Thomas
and Mrs. Pauline Overpeck, a playlet on W'Vorld Fellowship by members of the Girl Reserves, a talk and display
about the Philippines by Mrs, Cline, group singing led by Miss Keller, a movie obtained by Mrs. Margaret Tumner,
Musical programs, and a panel discussion with the Hi-Y on boy and girl relationships.
A committee from the Girl Reserves decorated a Christmas tree for the school and a Christmas candlelight
service was held in the assembly.
Mr. Buck is the new sponsor of the Hi-Y. This club has organized a cabinet of several members who decide
what they want done. The cabinet consists of committee chairmen and officers. The chairmen of the various com-
mittees are as follows, membership, Bill Stewart, social, Bob Benefielg service, Kenny Hand: worship and devo-
tional, Royce Beeson, financial, Bill Masterg program, jim Kaneg scholarship, joe Golden, and publicity, 'Ted Fer-
On january 29, the Hi-Y and Girl Reserves held a panel discussion of boy and girl relationships. Other activi-
ties of this organimtion were the selling of Tiger pins and a swimming party at the YMCA in Anderson on Febru-
Back row, left to right: Kenneth Hand, sergeant-at-arms and Mr. Buck, sponsor.
Front row, left to right: Elmer Maynard, president, Ted Ferguson, secretary, Jim DeaKyne, vice-president, and Bill Master,
T DE CUUNCIL
All workers must have a connecting link between themselves and their executives. The members of the A. H.
S. Circus have elected eight people to represent them. Officers elected were Anne Bailey, presitlentg Helen LeRoy,
vice-presiclentg Elmer Maynard, secretaryg Gene Ankrum, treasurer.
The council sponsored a dance on December 14 after the lVabash basketball game. During the second semes-
ter they introduced a new voting system of class officers to the school. The system requires live students to nomi-
nate candidates for the ollices. The candidates each give a speech at a class meeting. In a few days a secret bal-
lot is held and the new president and vicefpresitlent will give acceptance speeches when their names are announced
as the Winners.
Standing, left to right: Gene Ankrum, Harry Buckles, Elmer Maynard, and Mr. Evans.
Sitting, left to right: Barbara Savage, Joan Tuerffs, Helen LeRoy, and Anne Bailey. Jean Ann Hendryx did not have her
Read from left lo right: Wayne Morgan, Elmer Maynurd, Richard Cullen, Leroy Sayre, Dick Hughes, Richard Hursf, and
Future Farmers of America is an organization of boys who intend to be farmers. This year's enrollment was
larger than any in the last six years.
The oflicers are: president, Leroy Sayre: vice president, Elmer Maynard: treasurer. Max Draper: secretary, Dick
Ellisg reporter, Keith XV:1rnerg watch-dog, Dirk Hughes: l'0FlllllC'l0T, Dick Hurst.
Max Draper was high-point boy in the county poultry judging contest. Robert Wlolfe was high-point boy in
the district contest consisting of thirteen rounties. Max was Hfth highest in the state contest. john Wilson was
high-point boy in the county crop judging contest which included about 120 boys.
For the first time four teams went to the state finals of the judging contest held at Purdue University. The
teams were: Poultry judging: Max Draper, Robert YVolfe, Keith Vlarner, and Bennie DiRuzza. Crop judging: john
XVilson, Leroy Sayre, Dick Hurst, and Max Ellsworth. Live-Stock judging: jack Young, Bill Fuller, Ed Pierce, and
lilmer Maynard. Dairy judging: Carrol Ball, Harold Odom, Robert Montgomery, and Dirk Daugherty.
Buck row, lefi io righip Jo Brown, Wanda Elchison, Gene Ankrum, Doris Shawhan, and Peggy Seyberi.
Fronl row, leff fo riglll: Leroy Sayre, Barbara Brunson, Virginia Markle, and Richard Hurst
For the first time in three years, dramatic productions have been included in the activities at AHS
The Senior dramatics class presented the Senior play, "Come Rain or Shine." Miss Hieatt directed the group
in the presentation of this three-act comedy January I8 at 8 p. m. in the gym. Performers were cast from the dr'i
matics class, and other class members took charge of each phase of production.
Tie play cast was as follows:
Mrs. Lillian Grayson ...... ....
Glenn Grayson, jr. .......... ,,
Mr. Glenn Grayson
Jacqueline Grayson fjacj ...... ,......
joseph ine Brown
Helen .................................. ....... I 'hyl lis Frazier
Mrs. Sparks ......
Irene Holden .......
Agnes Holden .....
Dan Lyons ............... ..... G ene Ankrum
Dick Clements .....
julia March .......
Ella Stone ..........
Freda Murrow .....
Ann Barry ,......, ..,....................,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,YY,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,..,,...........................,,.......
Doris Shawh an
The second semester of dramatics was taken over by the junior class sponsored by Miss Bagby. This group
known as the Dramatics Mforkshop, made their first public appearance on the Lincoln Day program February l2 in
the gym They gave the play, "The Boy Abe." They hope to present 21 junior play in the spring.
THE TIGER CLUB
Standing: Jim Montgomery
Sitting, left fo right: Clyde Marquund, Jim Kane, Phyllis Allen, Peggy Seyberl, lynn Russell, Gene Fcrquer, Gene Swindell.
The Tiger Club started the year with the resignation of its president Rex Fleenor, who left for military school.
The vice-president, jim Montgomery took over and, with the aid of Peggy Seybert-secretary treasurer, Phyllis
Allen, jim Kane, and Lynn Russell-executive committee, Gene Swindell, Gene Farquar, and Clyde Marquand-
yell leaders, has carried on the activities of this year.
Three new teams came into the Central Indiana Conference this year-Monticello, Hartford City, and South
Side of Fort Wayne, thus brightening the gym with new pennants. Booklets were sold at the games which gave all
the information about the C. I. C. teams and incidentally brought money into the club.
The membership was limited by amending the constitution to read as follows: There will be ninety mem-
bers, forty seniors, thirty juniors, and twenty sophomores. Twenty-six new members were taken in this year and
went through rough initiation at the Hagerstown game.
At the Elwood game the girls wore red and yellow sweatersg the red sweaters formed an "A" with the yellow
sweaters to outline it.
Tiger Club members are looking forward to the annual banquet to be held in the gym sometime in April.
The president will act as master of ceremonies. Lettermen of football and basketball will be named and the cap-
tain of each team will give a short talk. In case one person is captain of both, another boy is asked to talk. New
oflicers will be named for the following year.
THE MUSIC DEP BT
The background for many activities at AHS this year was furnished by the Music Department under the su-
pervision of Carroll H. Copeland, band director and a new faculty member.
The high school band composed of sixty-live members played for nearly all the home football and basketball
games. They marched in the Navy Day parade in Muncie and in the American Legion parade at Indianapolis.
Their special programs during the year included public concerts on December 18 and March 20 and a Spring
Music Show the Hrst week in May.
Several new band instruments including a sousaphone, French horn, piccolo, saxophone, bassoon, and two
alto horns were bought this year. Also purchased were two cellos and one violo to be used in the school orches-
tra that will be organized next fall. In order to give each music student specialized training on his instrument, an
instructor for brass instruments and one for reeds were hired to give private lessons to those desiring them.
The twirlers that appeared in the twirling exhibitions at the Elwood and Lapel basketball games were part of
Il private class in twirling taught in the gym after school this year. Those appearing at the games were: Bert Tom-
linson, jo DeaKyne, Anne Baker, Dixiana Gross, joan Farquer, Sybil Swindcll, Joyce Etchison, Beverly 0'Bryant,
and Shirley Wells.
A mixed high school choir consisting of seventy-eight voices was directed by Mr. Copeland. The choir appear-
ed on the band concerts, and also on other programs including a concert at the Methodist Church, Sunday night,
january 20, and a Lincoln Day program February 12 in the gym. An Easter cantata, "The Easter Sunrise Song,"
was presented by the choir Easter morning at the Methodist Church.
Read from left to right: Ann Baker, Joan Farquer, Shirley Wells, Joyce Elchison, Berl Tomlinson, Dixiona Gross, Joan Dea-
Kyne, Barbara O'BryanI, and Sybil Swindell.
Miss Margaret Anne Keller, grade school music teacher, also instructed a chorus of high school and junior high
students. This group appeared on several programs during the year. Miss Keller also directed the girls' sextetle.
Those in the sextelle were: joan Girting, Helen LeRoy, Doris Shawlmn, Martha lmler, jean Ann Hendryx and Lou
First row, reading left lo righi: Bill Muster, Shirley Wells, Louise Owen, Richard Wyafl, and Carroll Copeland.
Second row: Buddy Baker, Fred Owen, and Bob Benefiel.
Third row: Roherl Buck and Gene Swindell.
Lola Miller did not appear in ihe picture.
Members of the sexleile ure: Helen LeRoy, Doris Shuwhan, Joan Gifting, louise Owen, Murlhu lmler and .lean Hendryx.
An eleven-piece dance hand, directed hy Bill Muster, advised by Mr. Copeland, haue played for Illlllly of thc
school dances held this year.
A feature attraction of the entire Music Department was the presentation of the Georgia jubilee Minstrel No
vember I9 in the gym. Mr. Copeland directed the minslrelg the choir. dance band, und drzunntics class had part in il
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Read from left to right. '
Standing: Anne Bailey, Mary Ruth Richardson, Jo Brown, Leroy
Sayre, Bill Stewart, Elmer Maynard, Wanda Elchison, Vera
Hannah, and Marilyn Marian.
Sitting: Peggy Seybert, Virginia Markle, Richard Morgan, Bar-
bara Brunson, and loreila Allison.
Charles Clegg, Max Draper, and Richard Ellis were losl at the
mid-term due ia graduation.
' This year a regular journalism course has been ollered. The class meets
one period a day back by the closely guarded cabinet in room 18. Miss Hicatt
is their supervisor.
The class, composed entirely of Seniors, gained experience through the
publishing of newspapers and a magazine. The students gathered their in-
formation and material for these publishings from the student body of the
Late in December, the journalism class began work on the Spectrum.
By the last of February they had completed the work on the Spectrum and
began to look forward to the publishing of more school papers.
Into the big tent step these proud Juniors. This act started in 1943 with 132 performers. Although they have
dwindled to 78 members, these juniors are putting on a great acl, an act that is worthy of the applause they re-
The juniors are typical of circus performers. Life is not all play, and just as circus people, these students
have had to work, learn and train for the future. Through this hard work, training, and ever increasing effort the
Seniors of 1947 are already seasoned performers.
One reason for their success is their worthy administration-president, Bus Sizeloveg vice-president, Barbara
Evansg secretary, Phyllis NVhitmang treasurer, jerry Little. Student Council representatives are Helen LeRoy, Jean
Ann Hendryx, and Harry Buckles. Miss Frazier, Mr. Buck, and Mrs. Butler are their sponsors.
Rolland Allen, Charles Almquist, Elizabeth Auler, Eileen Beeman, Bill Beaman, Royce Beeson, Robert Benefiel
Patricia Bennett, Wilma Brewer, Harry Buckles, Sue Carpenter, Charlotte Chambers, Gilbert Closser, Harry Cook
Billy Cooper, lloyd Cunningham, Joan DeaKyne, Ina Ellingwood, Gwendolyn Etsler
Since this act began in 1943, the junior activities have included a Hall0we'en party, skating parties and dances.
On January 19th of this year the class sponsored a successful all-school dance in the gymnasium.
Not to be caught lagging, the Juniors wanted something to do in the month of December. They decided to
add color to the school building, and thus we hntl in this cheery month a number of brightly colored purple and
Barbara Evans, Eugene Farquer, Edwin Ferguson, Betty Fields,Wilma Fish, Jane Ann Frye, Anita Gaither
Elizabeth Glover, Elsie Mae Golden, Anita Gross, Violet Haag, Orpha Hannah, Betty Harrison, Jean Ann Hendryx
Patricia Hoppes, Howard Hosier, Dick Hughes, Janet Humphries, Sarah Humphries, Betty Ingram, Christine Johnston
Max Jones, Blanche Kelly, Wallace Kelly, Imogene latchow, Mary latchaw, Helen LeRoy, Leroy linsberg
white sweaters with giant sired 47's on the front of them. These llth graders ordered their Senior rings in the
The juniors have finished their :ret and are leaving the tent. into the center steps the smiling lmrker, smiling
because he is about to introduce to you the Sophomers . .
Jerry little, Clyde Marquand, Kathryn Mason, Margaret Mehling, Judith Mobley, Edythe Morgan, Louise Owen
Ralph Patterson, Elizabeth Patz, Madonna Poynter, Joan Prentice, Jerry Pruden, William Rastetter, Amanda Reed
John Reehling, Georgia Rice, Evelyn Russell, Harold Schott, Nelson Semon, Loren Sixelove, Barbara Starr
Gene Swindell, Helen Townsend, Joyce Ann Trout, Loren Welborn, Shirley Wells, Phyllis Whitman, Juanita Williams
Charles ledford, Carrie Reese, and Verle Wright were absent when pictures were taken.
Striding into thc big tent come the Sophoinores, who are just one notch below the Juniors. These 10th grad-
ers arc an active, loyal bunch who have planned for the time when they too will be Seniors. '
Leading these rushing Sophomores is K. Rayle, who has been elected president for the second straight year.
Duane Knotts is vice-president and jimmy Arnold is secretary-treasurer. Barbara Savage and Joanne Tuerlfs are
the Student Council representatives, while Miss French, Miss Hull, and Mrs. Buck act as class sponsors.
Our ears pick-up the pleasant voice of the barker as he begins telling the audience of the activities of these
energetic Sophomores. He tells about a successful Halloween party held in the junior High building. He gives
us information on the january l5th skating party in Anderson and the report on the amount of money these Soph-
omores have made in less than two years,
A smile breaks on the barker's face, and he tries to keep from laughing, but he has just made the statement
that the Sophomore treasurer should take some of their well-earned money and buy twenty of their boys some
bathing suits. You see, they met defeat in the Tug-oflvar against the Freshmen. This was the first Tug-of-War to
be held in several years, and the first one in which this class was a participant.
Hard workers these 10th graders are, and they have nearly worn us out gathering this information. The
Sophoinores leave the tent, and the crowd qniets downg but for only a few moments, as a mighty roar begins
when the harker announces the next act, the Freshmen . .
Treesh in ci swimming
Sitting on u stump
Floyd Abernathy, Sharlene Adams, Jimmy Arnold, Ruth Ann Baker, Margaret Beardsley, Joan Bennett, Ethel Brake
Mary Brewer, Margaret Brown, Helen Buckles, Bernice Bushong, John Carver, Robert Chambers, Rebecca Clark
Robert Clear, larry Clegg, Charles Cullen, Nina Cunningham, Margaret Ellis, Max Elsworth, Edwin Etchison
Joyce Etchison, Joann Farquer, Judith Fields, Carol Fish, Donald Foland, Leatrice Foland, Joanne Frazee
Joan Girting, Naida Gordon, Billy J. Granger, Dixiana Gross, Richard Holtorman, Madonna Heartbarger, Barbara l. Holler
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Doris Lee Hon, Marilyn J. Hoppes, Juanifa L. Hughes, Marian lleen Hursl, Bruce Johnson, Donald Johnson, James Johnson
Agnes Jones, Rex Jones, Robert Jones, Donald King, Duane Knotts, C. Conrad Lane, Paiiy Lafchaw
Carolyn Lee, Eileen Lemon, Roland Liille, Norma Lundy, Charline McCarly. Barbara McConnell, Marion McCord
Behy McKee, Joe Ann Maines, Freddie Miller, Roberi Montgomery, Wayne Morgan, Bruce Moftweiler, Beverly O'Bryan1
Edwin A. Pierce, Mickey Pirkey, Barbara Porter, Eunice Porter, Carolyn Pofler, Helen Ramsey, K. Norbert Rayle
lais Rector, James Reiley, Robert Rinker, Elza Ryan, Barbara Savage, Ruth Scantland, Kathryn Schroth
Eileen Semon, Betty Shirk, Wanda Smith, Joe Songer, Carroll I.. Starr, lovell Stillwell, Dorothy Stuard
Pauline Stubblefielrl, Sybil Swindell, Betty Tempest, Betty Thompson, Donald Tobin, Joanne Tuerffs, lawrence Vannatta
Dara Marie Weaver, lllene Weaver, Arthur Wheelclon, Kenneth Widener, Vianna Wilson, Dorothy Wolfe, lois Yelvington
Jimmy Clevenger did not have a picture taken.
The highest grade in junior High eagerly jumps into the center of the tent to begin their act. These Freshmen
are a working, aggressive bunch who get done what they want done. No wonder they are aggressive, for look at their
class officers-president, Ann Bakery vice-president, Patrick Donahueg secretary, joe Goldeng and treasurer, Mar-
To help these 9th graders with their problems are Miss
Though these Freshmen have seen very little high school
know the thrill of sitting on the water fountain or being lost
nothing new, but most of all these 9th graders have mastered
MORES THROUGH the CREEK."
Bagby, Mr. Graham, and Mrs. Slone.
they are an experienced crew of performers. They
in the Senior High building. To them lipstick sis
the technique of HHOXV to PULL the SOPHO-
These Freshmen have also found time to have activities outside of school. A skating party on February 12 at
the Anderson rink was included in their extra-curricular activities.
This class likes sports, and they enthusiastically back their Freshman football and basketball teams.
Keep your eye on this bunch of students, they've got what it takes and they know how to use it. 'These fresh-
men are crowding their upperclassmen and, before long, will be top performers in this circus.
The Freshmen prepare to leave this tent, as once again the harker steps into the middle ring to introduce tn
you. the 7th and 8th graders . . .
"Seniors in their
"The age of
Darrel Adams, Fred Aldridge, Mildred Allen, Robert Ankrum, Janet Arnold, Keith Ashby, Keith Auler
Pete Auler, Anne Baker, Lorene Ball, Evelyn Beane, Jeaneen Beeman, Elmer Beeson, Jean Bennie I 4
Mariorie Benson, Joan Bitner, Phillip Blake, Willis Blunk, Farris Boston, James Brenner, Freddie Brotherton
Nancy Ann Broyles, Margaret Chafin, Lewis Clear, Patricia Clegg, Ernest C. Collis, Howard Compton, Charles Edwin Cox
Judith Cummins, Rosemary Cummins, Ronald Dailey, Phyllis A. Davis, George DiRuzza, Francis Dwiggins, Patrick Donahue
John Ellingwood, Keith Etherington, Eleanor Ann Etsler, Harold Fisher, Emily Ann Fleenor, Richard K. Frazier, Jack N. Gardner
Joseph F. Golden, Armitte Gosnell, Donald Graham, Ethel Marie Grubbs, Betty Jane Hall, Jacqueline Harrison, Jackie Hartz
Phyllis J. Hess, Wilma Joan Hicks, Patricia L. Holler, Harold E. Hosier, Pearl Hull, Glenn Hunter, Jeannette Hurst
Betty Lau Johnson, Beverly Sue Johnson, Margie Johnson, Mary lee Johnston, James E, Judd, Beverly Kelly, lucille Ethel Key
Carolyn Kilgore, Betty V. King, Lois Ann King, William Eugene King, Ruth Ann Krueger, Eugene Little, Fred M:Clish Jr.
Charles McCullough, Mae McCune, Charles McKee, Jack Marlowe, Morris May, Kafhleen Mehling, Ralland Meyer
Betty l. Miller, Phyllis Miller, William Manfgomery,.ValeHa Morgan, Carl Masson, Charles Mossan Jr., Norma Jean Mulvaney
Marjorie Nash, Barbara Ohler, William Olsen, Frederick Owen, Huber! Pail, Josephine Farz, Robert Pau
lawrence Pelfrey, Ferrell Peiiigrew, James l. Pierce, Annabelle Posey, Harry L. Poynter, Jack Reiley, Blaine Riifenhouse
Elnora River, William Rohn, Richard Sadler, Reber! Savage, Wanda Savage, Clifford Semen Jr., Phyllis Semen
Jimmie Spade, Joan Spencer, Billy Starr, Toland Jay Sfelfer, Jackie Stevens, John C. Sievens, Charles Street
Edward Teague, Phyllis Terrell, Harold Thompson, Berl Tomlinson Jr., Marvin Trice, Barbara Tulowilzky, Bill Tulowihky
Donald Warner, George Weasel, Wanda Welborn, Joyce Whitman, Gale Williams
Barbara Wilson, Ann Worley, Marlhella Veach, Marilyn Vollenhals, Phillip Young
Charles Knuckles, Beri Thompson, and Barbara Vaughf were absenl when pictures were faken.
Out come thc still growing 7th and 8th graders. To them an act in the big tent is the thrill of a lifetime,
though they have to admit, they were a little worried and nervous at first.
To guide these two grades carefully for the future is a hard job, but it is made easier by the helpful advice of
their class sponsors. The 8th grade have as sponsors, Miss Cox and Mr. Holmes, while lhte 7th grade have acquired
the aid of Miss Brannon and Miss Keller.
The Eighth grade oflicers are Lois Ann Hon, president, Betty jean Edwards, vice-president, Teena Overpeck,
secretary, and Judith Frye, treasurer.
The Seventh grade have elected Loren Graham, president, Sara Nell Fox, vice-president, Paul Ellis, secretary:
and joan Ellsworth, treasurer.
Anna Rose Azimow, Edwin Baker, Richard Benefiel, Marilyn Brobst, Barbara Brewer, Paul Brewer, Shirell Collis
Cheri Arlene Cummings, Phyllis Cunningham, Phil Lea Davis, Bettie Jeanne Edwards, Sue Etchison, Judith J. Frye, Fred
Julia High, Marilyn Joyce Holmes, loisann Hon, Phyllis Hysong, Robert Imler, Naomi Louise Jones, Myra Mae Kane
UNl0n HIGH 0
Harold Marsh, Douglas lee, William Lewis, Marian McKown, Louise Malsion, Janei Kauffman, Sidney Millspaugh
Minnie M. Mullens, Barbara Norton, Barbara O'BryanI, Teena Overpeck, Bonnie Porter, Phyllis Prentice, Ranna Ellen
Phyllis Riley, Raleigh Jay Ringer, Twiligh Ryall, Joyce Ryan, Beverly Jo Semen, Jucliih Joann Shaw, Phyllis Slarr
Eleanor Stillwell, Cophine Stubblefield, Max Sludabaker, Verna Sludabaker, Earl Svendson, Charles Swift, .loan Tharp
Wilma K. Tobey, Marilyn Van Horn, Jack Vollenhals, Jean AnnVollenhals, Doris Warren, Billy Williams, James Williams,
John 0'Bryanl was alaseni when pifcures were falren.
In October, Miss Cox's homeroom decided to go places. Go places they did. hiked to Allcn's woods and held
a weiner roast.
The Seventh grade had a Christmas party in the junior High building.
These youngsters like sports, that's why they are such model gym students. The Eighth grade had enough boys
interested in football to have a team. They had several tussles with the Freshmen in fall practice. just as last
year, Mr. Holmes is the Junior High and Freshman basketball coach.
The 8th and 7th graders leave the ring, thus our performance comes to an end. tile have enjoyed giving you
this show, for it is a show about you and your friendsg a show that you will not forget in a long, long time.
Maxine Adams, Donald Almquist, Esther Auler, Virginia Boone, Robert Brake, Eugene Byrd, George Davis
Thomas Eaton, Paul Ellis, Richard Etchison, Vivian Fish, Gene Flook, Eugene Foley, Sara Nell Fox
Imogene Gaither, Robert Gardner, Ralph Garner, Richard Garden, Loren Graham, Barbara Heritage, Juanita Hoyt
Billy Ice, Jimmie Jacobs, Mary Jane Jarrefl, Doris Johnson, Marilyn Jones, Jerry Kilgore, Howard King
Paul McCullough, Virginia Malsion, Glenn Maynard, Marilyn Miller, Miriam Mofiweiler, Betty Mullins, Cheriia Myers
Arlene Nelson, Sharon Newcomb, Billy Oldfield, Paul Pyle, Jane Reed, Burl Reehling, Phyllis Remingion
Donald Rice, Mary Rohn, Ralph Sayre, Roy Stringer, Jacqusie Summers, Franklin Taylor, Dale Thurber
Charles Townsend, Russell Tomlinson, Eugene Vaughi, Billy Walker, Ruby Warren, Lyle Wilson, Orza Wogerman, ,Jack Wood
Seated in front are Ronnie Treesh, Jr., mascot and Howard Compton, student manager.
First row: loren Sizelove, Bob Gipe, Joe Howerton, Wilbur Rubrecht, Joe Songer, Bill Stewart, Charles Clegg
Second row: Harry Hall, Verle Wright, Richard Morgan, Edwin Etchison, Leroy Sayre, Bob Montgomery, Duane Knotts, Royce
Third row: Leon Cleaver, Bill King, Hubert Patz, Jim DeaKyne, Philip Young, Bill Granger, K. Rayle, Kenneth Hand, Harold
Thompson, Wallace Kelly
Fourth row: Toland J. Stelter, Robert Clear, Jack Stevens, Francis Dwiggins, Kenneth Frazier, Gale Williams, Joe Golden,
Eugene Street, Bill Chenoweth
First row: Rollannl Allen, Jerry lihle, larry
Clegg, Dick Hursl
Second row: Max Jones, Arthur Wheelzlon,
John Carver, .lim Kane, Basil Holmes, as-
sislanf coach, Ronald Treesh, coach
Third row: Dick Hughes, Charles Cullen, Ar-
miife Gosnell, Bob ,Ankrum
Fourih row: Elzo Ryan, Charles McKee,
Robert Haynes, Jim Arnold
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 1945
10 Wfarsaw .................,...,
14 Columbia City
21 Plymouth .........,........
28 Connersville ..............
5 Noblesville ...,,
12 Elwood ........
19 Yvabash .....,.
24 Peru ............
2 Elwood ......
T 19 26
H 7 19
H 0 19,
T 7 0
T 0 22
T 6 19
T 0 35
H 19 25
H 19 25
This year's team was directed by head coach Ronald Treesh and assistants Basil Holmes and Charles Fox. Mr. Treesh
is a strong believer in the "T" formation and tutored the squad on the "T" exclusively. Although some players had
minor hurts, and Hall, Sayre, Knotts and Morgan were lost at different times through injuries, the Bengals came through
to score 77 points despite the fact that they lost eight games.
Although the football team did not win many games, they proved themselves an aggressive eleven. This team usual-
ly rallied in the later stages of the game. Against such teams as VVarsaw, Plymouth, and Peru, they overcame command-
ing first-half leads and fcll short of victory only when the gun ending the game halted their drives.
In winning the Connersville tilt, the Tigers won in the last half against a large Spartan eleven. The high-light game
was the finale of the season played against Elwood on the local gridiron. After leading at half-time, the high scoring
Tigers were edged out one touchdown by the Panthers.
Among the notables lost by graduation will be: Hurst, C. Clegg, Stewart, Kane, Sayre, Rubrecht. Gipe, Howerton,
Morgan and Hall. Some of the underclassmen who are expected to see much action next fall are: Little, Allen, Knotts,
litchison, jones, Beeson, Kelly, Montgomery, Sizelove, Songer, and L. Clegg.
FO0TB LL LET TER
Dick Hurst-A light, fast, Senior left end who waited till his last game to make a touchdown.
Bill Stewart-Big Bill a rugged tackle was always in there fighting no matter what the score was. He got honorable
mention in the C. I. C.
Charles Clegg-A heavy Senior tackle whose l90 lbs. was felt by opposing linemen.
YVilbur Rubrecht-A Senior that rotated at guard and quarterback. WVas a Une blocker.
james Kane-Two-letter man who played guard and will be missed next year because of graduation.
Leroy Sayre-Sayre got out his senior year and won a varsity position as center. His weight was a help in the center
of the line.
joe Howerton-A three letter man who was named on the all-conference team and also elected honorary captain of
the Tigers. Mighty tough to stop as a plunging right half.
jerry Little-junior end that did most of the pass receiving and will be back next year.
Rolland Allen-A junior that saw much action at tackle and should prove valuable next year.
Royce Beeson-Royce was a heavy lineman at guard and will have one more year of football.
Bob Montgomeryeliob developed late in the season and saw some action. Since he is only a sophomore, big things
are expected of him.
joe Songer-joe did a Hne job of playing fullback after injuries had hit the squad. He is a bright prospect for the
next two years.
Robert Gipe-A left half who won four letters while running touchdowns for Alexandria. He will be missed very
Larry Clegg-Handled the ball as quarterback on the "T" formation. Fine defensive man and will return for two
Loren Sizelove-He alternated at left half with Gipe and will play again next year. A little spark plug standing 5'
Harry Hall-The team was hurt when Harry broke his arm after the second game. He had shown great promise as
a fast fullback.
Duane Knotts-As a Sophomore, Knotts saw much action at an end position before injuring his back.
Richard Morgan-Dick was a rough and ready guard who, although handicapped by injuries, still saw much action
as a Senior.
Front row: Ronnie Treesh, Jr. mascol, Max Janes, sludenl manager, Bob Ankrum, Armiffe Gosnell, Harry Buckles, .Ioe Golden,
Donald King, student manager
Middle row: Jerry Liille, Joe Howerfon, Wilbur Rubrechl, K. Rayle, Wallace Kelly, Kenneth Hand, Leroy Sayre
Back row: Elxa Ryan, Harold Thompson, Duane Knofls, Edwin Efcllison, Fred Aldrige, Harry Hall, Rex Jones, .lim Arnold
At the beginning of our basketball season, the Alexandria Tigers were handicapped by football injuries and
inexperienced players. But not being the type of boys to "throw in the towel" after the first hard round, these
Tigers kept pounding and punching until they had 21 taste of sweet victory over Elwood, 43-42, December 5.
A winning streak came the first of February as the Tigers began to warm up for the sectional. In a thrilling
over-time game with Elwood, February 2, the Tigers put on a great show of team work and once again were the
victors, 48-45. One of the most surprising upsets of the year was the Alexandria-Lapel game in the Anderson gym,
February 5. Trailing 10 points with two and one half minutes left in the game, the Tigers trotted olf the floor
with a one-point victory, 44-43. The following Friday, Gas City fell before the onslaught of the Tiger's offense.
Although our score-card doesn't show too many wins for A. H, we are happy to say that many of our de-
feats were by Z1 narrow margin, and every team had to light to win over our scrappy Tigers.
The not-to-be-forgotten Tiger cubs won 14 games out of 19. These boys have shown much ability as basketball
stars. They won the invitational second-team tourney in our gym.
Alexandria drew the bye in the sectional at Anderson this year, and played I.apel in the third game lfriday
night. Although they tried hard for the same outcome as their other tussle with Lapel. our Tigers were defeated,
ASKETB LL ET
Sayre-Forward-In his linal year of basketball for A. H. S, Sayre distinguished himself as a lille bankboard
man along with his speed and "Dead Eye" aetxuracy for the basket.
Knotts-Forward-One of the most valuable men on the Tiger squad. He had natural ability as a bankhoard
man and will be back for future victories next year.
Little-Forward-A fast moving little forward who is an "Eagle Eye" on long shots. jerry got into enough
games to show great promise for his senior year.
Ryan-Guard-Speed, deception, and accuracy made Ryan one of the 'l'iger's big guns this year, His ability to
control the ball will feature his playing in the next two years.
Arnold-Guard-A small, speedy player, with an adept eye for hitting "longs", who will add much power to
the team in the next two years.
Rubrecht-Forward-Though he started the season with a broken wrist, lVilbur recuperated in time to be a
valuable man on the team. His defensive strength will be missed by the Tiger team. He is a senior.
Rayle-Center-A lanky sophomore, Rayle's 6' 4" were a great asset in "under the basket" work and at center
he was rarely out-jumped.
Howerton-Guard-A hard-driving, "nexer say die" player whose high scoring ability will be sorely missed by
his graduation in the spring. XVith four years of varsity competition he is one of the "lightenest" Tigers A. H.
Not pictured: t
Hand-Center-In his lirst year of basketball he showed defensixe ability and was valuable under the basket.
He graduates this spring.
Several boys are able to graduate from Alexandria High School this year through special arrangements of one
kind or another.
Harold Barnes and john Hughes are ex-servicemen who have enrolled in high school and are taking thc rc-
quired work for graduation.
jack Brenner and Charles Curtis are servicemen who received enough credits through Army regulations Lu
jerry Pruden and jay Stelter, through outside work,are also graduating with us.
AGBIC LTUB L J DGI G TEAM
Poultry team reading from left to right: Dikuua, Wolfe, Draper, Warner, Mr. Disque. These pictures were received too
late to be included with agricultural write up.
First picture-Dairy team reading from left to right: Odom, Montgomery, Ball, Daugherty
Second picture-Crop team reading from left to right: Hurst, Sayre, Wilson, Elsworth
Third picture-Live stock team reading from left to right: Fuller, Pierce, Maynard, Young
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