Alexandria Monroe High School - Spectrum Yearbook (Alexandria, IN)
- Class of 1949
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You may find yourself entering the
lobby of your favorite theater when you
open your 1949 Spectrum. As the play
goes forward we hope it will help to
renew many old memories.
Throughout the four years of her presence
among us, she has devoted much of her time
to the 'tcastf' She has helped to prepare us for
the time when We shall step out on the stage
of life. In appreciation of her cooperation with
us and her noble spirit, we, the class of '49
dedicate this Spectrum to
EARL L. WOOD
FRED H. DISQUE
VICTOR M. EVANS
DON C. DICK
EVE LYN HIEATT
KATIE C. SLONE
MARGARET ANNE KELLER
j. LAWRENCE FRAZIER
J. LYLE HARDING
HHTHE l,JORiDa F1 STHGE, FIND HH THE MEN HND
LJUIVIEN IVIEREIY PIFIYERS
WILMA JOAN HICKS
January 4, 1931-January 16, 1949
Come, let the burial rite be read-the funeral
song be sung:
A dirge for her the doubly dead in that she died
-Edgar Allen Poe.
MARJORIE BENSON BERT THOMPSON MARGARET BENSON
CARL MOSSON JANET ARNOLD CHARLES MOSSON
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JOAN SPENCER JAMES SPADE BETTY JOHNSON
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PATRICK DONAHUE EMILY FLEENOR ROBERT ANKRUM
JAMES PIERCE ANNE BAKER JOSEPH GOLDEN
HARRY POYNTIZR LOIS ANN KING KEITH ASHBY
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NVILLIAM ROHN MARY ELIZABETH DUNHAM PHIL BLAKE
PI-IILLIP YOUNG JEANETTE HURST WILLIAM KING
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GALE WILLIAMS BETTIE HALL FRED BROTHERTON
WILLIS BLUNK CAROLYN KILGORE LAWRENCE PELFRY
JACK STEVENS JEANEEN BEEMAN DONALD WARNER
FRED OWEN MARTHELLA VEACH KENNETH FRAZIIZR
DWIGHT MCSHURLEY PHYLLIS HURST EUGENE STREET
JACK HARTZ MARYLEE JOHNSTON JAMES JUDD
RONALD DAILEY JOAN BITNER JACK MARLOW
HUBERT PATZ JACQUELINE HARRISON FARIS BOSTON
FRED ALDRIDGE MILDRED ALLEN JAMES BRENNER
HAROLD HOSIER MARGIE JOHNSON ARMITTE GOSNFLL
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HAROLD THOMPSON MAE MCCUNE GEORGE VVEASEI.
CHARLES McKIiIi RUTH MCCONNAUGHEY FARRELI. PETTIGREXV
MORRIS MAY VIRGINIA DAVIS LFNWIS CLEAR
JACK GARDNER BEVERLY KELLY LIAMICS OVIZRBY
WANDA WELBORN ELMER BEESON JOYCE WHITMAN
HOWARD COMPTON ANNABELLE POSEY WILLIAM GRANGER
When we were only moonbeams . . . Jack, Bev, Gene, jeaneen, Charles,
Ann. Lois, Phil. Bob, Ethel. Jim. Carl. Roberta Ann. Jeannie, Pat, Betty, Carolyn.
As the curtain is drawn on our last days in A. H. S. we should
like to express our appreciation to the very capable directors of our
fourth and final act on the A. H. S. stage.
Mrs. Maxine Oberholtzer, Mr. Henry Oberholtzer, Miss Geraldine
Bagby, and Mr. Victor Evans have served as our sponsors. Mrs. Phyllis
Heffner and Mr. Lyle Harding have served as assistant sponsors during
our senior year.
Our senior officers have been: Jeaneen Beeman, treasurerg Carolyn
Kilgore, presidentg Fred Owen, vice-presidentg and Joan Bitner, secretary.
REVIEW OF THE CAST
FRED ALDRIDGE-better known as "Moose" . . . MILDRED
ALLEN-We are proud of having a red-head without a temper . . .
BOB ANKRUM-a clever operator . . . JANET ARNOLD-along with
her Spade, she really digs for our class . . . KEITH ASHBY-keeps
our windows painted pretty . . . ANNE BAKER-to her Nelson she
has stuck tight . . . JEANEEN BEEMAN-"let's have another slumber
party" . . . ELMER BEESON-photography ace . . . JEAN BENNIE-
chauffeur from lst Street to Orestes . . . MARGARET BENSON-
one of the cast who has a double . . . MARJORIE BENSON-another
senior beauty who is no longer free . . . JOAN BITNER-likes those
strange northern men . . . PHILLIP BLAKE-got a Model A that turns
summersaults . . . WILLIS BLUNK-he's hiding behind those glasses
again . . . FARIS BOSTON-the wandering Cassanova of the cast . . .
JIM BRENWNER-a loyal Innisdalien . . . FRED BROTHERTON-
wanta' buy a Model A? . . . NANCY BROYLES-Wilbur's blue-eyed
girl . . . LEWIS CLEAR-a Kanteen Romeo . . . HOWARD COMP-
TON-we will all remember his homespun Wit . . . RONALD DAILEY
-changed his day of being absent from Tuesday to Friday . . .
VIRGINIA DAVIS-returned to graduate with old friends . . . PAT
DONAHUE-isn't seen on South Jackson in Anderson any l110l'C . . .
MARY ELIZABETH' DUNHAM-will she go to Germany or will
Germany come to her . . . ANN ETSLER-Georgia's right hand . . .
EMILY FLEENOR-oh, how she loves her TEDDY bear! . . .
KENNETH FRAZIER-art ability came in handy for the Tiger's
Tale signs . . . JACK GARDNER-his home is in Orestes, but he lives
on lst Street . . . JOE GOLDEN-if you want to know, ask Joe . . .
ARMITTE GOSNELL-just think, girls murder for him . . . BILL
GRANGER-curly head fwe wonderj . . . ALBERT HALL-don't get
him started laughing again . . . BETTY HALL-Miss Keller's private
secretary . . . JACQUELINE HARRISON-oh, to be that Cook's
cook! . . . JACK HARTZ-a sober hard worker . . . PHYLLIS HESS-
lost! one chum picture to Purdue campus . . . WILMA JOAN HICKS-
the one who introduced levis Qoveralls, to usj . . . PATRICIA HOLLER
-helps to teach the cooking class . . . HAROLD I-IOSIER-which is
his greater love, his motorcycle or Ford? . . . JEANETTE HURST
-a fan of the Marines . . . PHYLLIS HURST-got tired of that Terrell
name . . . BETTY JOHNSON-as Mrs. Shreve's assistant she is tops
. . . BEVERLY JOHNSON-has a hard time seeing what her dates look
like . . . MARGIE JOHNSON-nothing like that Curb service . . .
MARYLEE JOHNSTON--Iill send you a postcard from Tibet . . .
JAMES JUDD-our farmer boy . . . BEVERLY KELLY-at least she
won't be tardy next year. . . ETHEL KEY-somebody's key to
happiness . . . CAROLYN KILGORE-they fly through the air with
the greatest of ease . . . LOIS ANN KING-is really a queen instead
of a king . . . BILL KING-he's just wild about the Yankees . . .
EUGENE LITTLE-"have another cup of cider" . . . RUTH Mc-
CONNAUGHEY--our mellow voiced starlet from California . . .
CHARLES MCCULLOUGH-as a dramatics student he's a scream
. . . MAE MCCUNE-a quiet member of our cast . . . CHARLES
McKEE-his ambition is to be a jockey . . . DWIGHT MCSHURLEY
-wavy hair and flashy sweaters . . . JACK MARLOW-gun in hand
he trod the woods . . . MORRIS MAY-the milkman . . . KATHLEEN
MEHLING-"your order please" . . . CARL MOSSON-commercial
teacher is his goal . . . CHARLES MOSSON-we wonder, did Charles
get his senior pictures taken free? . . . NORMA MULVANEY-one
of the cast who has been captured by a Hand . . . BARBARA OHLER
-will she land her Fo-LAND? . . . JIM OVERBY-just scoots along
. . . FRED OWEN-star of the cornet . . . HUBERT PATZ-our
great big tackle . . . LAWRENCE PELFREY-the maintenance man
. . . FARRELL PETTIGREW-"need your auto repaired?" . . . JIM
PIERCE-does he live in Alex or Anderson? . . . ANNABELLE POSEY
-the flower of our cast . . . HARRY POYNTER-the miller's son
. . . BLAINE RITTENHOUSE-keeps those church league nets warm
. . . WILLIAM ROHN-"hold your hat and shut your eyes" . . . JIM
SPADE-half of our only senior couple . . . JOAN SPENCER-quiet
but capable . . . JACK STEVENS-a frequent attender of the theater
. . . EUGENE STREET-lost and found . . . BERT THOMPSON-
the boy with an overgrown saxaphone . . . HAROLD THOMPSON-
chocolate boy with the sailor's legs . . . MARTHELLA VEACH--one
of the cast who doesn't have to worry about those pin curls . . .
DONALD WARNER-the quiet type . . . GEORGE WEASEL-a
civics whiz . . . WANDA WELBORN-she made the Home Ec. caramel
sales pay . . . JOYCE WHITMAN-our skating star . . . MARJORIE
WILHELM-the kid who lives across the street . . . GALE WILLIAMS
-the star of the football team who was elected honorary captain . . .
ANN WORLEY-Bill Clock's permanent secretary is what she wants
to be . . . PHILLIP YOUNG-one of the cast who because of his name
will never grow old.
THEY HFIVE THEIR EXIT5 FIND TI-IEIE? ENTFTEINCES
Anna Rose Azimow
Phil Lea Davis
Jean Ann Druelle
Marilyn jo Fuller
Donna Ruth Hall
Myra Mae Kane
Georgia Lou Morgan
Bounty Joann Tharp
' ' . Charles Williams
As we lower the curtains on scene two we leave the juniors. Although they
have decreased from 126 to the present 91, their act is worth-y of the applause they
receive. They sponsored two dances after basketball games, sold stationery, and
brightened up the scenery at AHS with their maroon and white class sweaters and their
One reason for their success is their capable administration - president, jay
Ringer, vice-president, William Lewis, secretary, Harold Morton, treasurer, Jack
Bowers. Worthy members that were chosen for the Student-Teacher Co-op were Jack
Blockson, Loisann Hon, James Tappan, and Nina Tappan. Mr. Ernest Buck, and Miss
Roxana Frazier are their sponsors.
Paul Ellis, Jr.
Mary Lou Flecker
Sara Nell Fox
Mary Jane Jarrett
Mary Ann Kay
Mary Ruth Lundy
Charles Mont omcry
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Ruth Ann Reed
The sophomore understudies took another step up the ladder of education at the
beginning of this year when they came into the senior high building. Donald Olsen
took the lead with Gail Mull, Rosemary Blake, and Ruth Manring following as sup-
Miss Edith Hull and Miss Marjorie French helped them plan a Wiener roast and
hay ride at Beulah Park this fall, a party at Kanteen and a bake sale.
Paul Ellis, Patty McFerran, Theresa Roesler, and Jimmie Wishon serve on the
Student-Teacher Co-op and Jerry Kilgore and Wilma Tobey are their representatives
on the executive board at Kid Kanteen.
Zella Jane Cook
Nancy Ann Knopp
Donald Paul Mcclcad
Mary Jane Scott
Sara Jane Stahlhuth
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C Y 'A Donald Starr
' jf Marilyn Starr
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Mara Jo Vollenhals
Joyce Delayne Wood
Patricia Ann Wright
Carolyn Sue Wyatt
The 129 freshmen have made their debut. They have been well represented in the cheer block,
have two non-voting members in the Student-Teacher Co-op, and proved their ability as salesmen last
fall when they netted 5494.04 on a magazine sales drive. Like most students at AHS they also had fun.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
Part of the cast that hasn't yet made their premiere, the seventh and eighth grades, have been
working hard this year trying to show the upperelassmen that they were around. For leadership the
seventh grade's 74 members chose Barbara McCarty, Virginia DeaKyne, and Ann Grahame. The 56
students of the eighth grade chose Jack Friend, Lloyd Frix, Ona Kay Ferguson, and Frances Wright for
their class officers. They have been busy this year having parties, packing boxes for overseas, and
backing their basketball team. They chose Nancy McCaslin and Martha Overpeck as yell leaders.
Ona Kay Ferguson
Shirley Ann Riley
Rita Sue Branch
Carol Ann Clock
Norma Jean Holler
Myrna Ray Hughes
Mary Alice Jones
Shirley Ann Kerr
Shirley Ann Leach
Sherrill Jean Morris
Cary Elizabeth Peck
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ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL BAND
A few latecomers hasten to their seats as the house lights dim. The maestro
ascends the podium, raises his baton, and another performance by the Alexandria High
School Band has begun.
The band, under the direction of Carroll H. Copeland, has been a very active
organization this year. Tryouts for the Senior band were held on Friday the tenth,
before school started and then marching was first on the program. Anne Baker played
the lead, ably supported by the twirlers.
During the football season, the band marched at every game except one, when
the show was rained out at the Delphi-Alex game. With the coming of basketball
season, the troop came inside to occupy the stage. The twirlers were an added attraction
at the Plymouth and Elwood games.
Three formal concerts were given during the year with outstanding soloists per-
forming. February first, the band went on a concert tour to Noblesville and Pendleton.
Paul Ellis, Edwin Baker, Dick Benefiel, and the mixed sextette performed special
numbers on this trip.
The District Band and Chorus contest was held in Alexandria on April second,
with musical organizations from many surrounding cities attending.
The big smash-hit of the year, produced in true Broadway tradition, was
Crescendo Varieties of 1949.
Front Row - Shirley Riley, Patricia Little. Betty Miller. Barbara Wood.
Back Row - Bettie Hall, Anne Baker, Marthellu Veach, Susan Roberts.
Officers 3 Fred Owen, Student Conductorg Anne Baker, Drum Marjoretteg Douglas Lee, Assistant
Drum Major, Eugene Little. First Sergeant.
Ohoes + Anne Baker, Ann Grahame.
Flutes - Sara jane Stahlhuth, Susan Baker, Geraldine Treesh.
fflarinets rf' Richard Benefiel, Douglas Lee, Paul lfllis, Anna Rose Aziniow, Donald lniler, Richard
Gorden, Kay Gosnell, Sara Nell Fox, Phyllis Remington, janet McCarty, Sue Morton, Sally Beigh, Nancy
McCaslin, john Roop.
Saxaphone - Bert Thompson, janet Arnold, Carl Mosson, Miriam Mottwciler, Marilyn jones.
Cornets - Fred Owen, james Spade, Eugene Little, Ronald Dailey, Willi.1i11 Armstrong, jack
W'ood, jerry Peck, johnny johnson, George Locke, jack Beasley, Richard Scott, Ronald Beard, Richard
Alto Clarinet - Martha Overpeclt.
Bass Clarinet - Rex jenkins.
Bassoon - Nina Tappan.
French Horns 4 Howard Little, james Tobey, Donald lfaton, Maurice Gaither, Sandra Reed,
Trornbones W lfdwin Baker, Donald Almquisr, Ralph Sayre, Robert Owen, Donald Starr, Carlton
Fdwards, Donald Maynard, Faris Boston.
Baritones - David Robey, Richard Auler.
Drums - Fred Granger, Bill XVilliams, Tom Williams, Mary jane Scott.
Basses - Sidney Millspaugh, Kelly McGill, Paul Tomlinson, Ralph Brewer.
Students of the music department who received pins and emblems are: band
emblems, three years service, Carl Mosson, Eugene Little, Ronald Dailey, and Faris
Boston, pin, four years service, Ann Baker, janet Arnold, Bert Thompson, Fred Owen,
and james Spade.
Choir emblems, three years service, janet Arnold, Betty johnson, and Eugene
Little, pins, four years service, Eugene Little.
ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
As the curtains open, the noise subsides to a restless, expectant silence which is
finally broken by the soft tinkling of piano keys. A performance by the High School
Robed Choir, under the direction of Carroll H. Copeland, has begun.
The choir began with the Armistice Day program, sang at the three seasonal
concerts, and at the community Christmas program. The group attended the annual
County Choral festival and provided an Easter Cantata for the public. For Crescendo
Varieties of 1949, the choir played an important part, providing background and
soloists for the show. They then looked forward to the District Band and Chorus con-
test held here on April second.
Anne Baker finished her second year as accompanist, after doing a splendid job.
Other Officers were Eugene Little, student director, Janet Arnold, secretary, and Charles
Mosson, Robe manager.
Front Row - Kelly McGill, Douglas Lee, Rex jenkins, Paul lillis, janet Arnold, Richard Benefiel
Back Row H- Ronald Dailey, James Spade, Fred Owen, Fred Granger, Donald Almquist
Front Row 3 Audrey Miller, Jenn Ann Drucllc, Suu fftclnion, Mary l.ou Flcckur, lictty Miller,
n Starr, Ann Imsdford, Judith Swilldcll, XY'1In1.1 Tobey, klnnvt Anderson, KIJIIC Clcx'c11gcr, M.11'iIy11
Stcond Row 4 Pliyllii Hysong, Janet K.lLlfl11.ll1, An11.1bcHc Poxcy, Beverly K.lSL'l', Beverly 13.151
11 Miller, M.11ilyn Pl.lk'k.lI'kl, Vt-1111.1 XVilso11, l"1'1'd.1 AL1lur, 'l'l1rodo1'.1 SlllI'dk'Y.llll, .I.1uquiw S111n111c1s,
Third Row f Joyce Holmes, juli.: High, Mary Ann Kay, Ruth Montgomery, Cl1.11'lc11c Mchling.
Roberts, Maxine Knotts, Sally Bcigh, Mary Alnnc Scott, Susan Baker, Sara ,lane St.1l1ll1ull1, .I.lI11L"9
Sherman Stanley, .Imncs Spade, Iiugcnc Little.
luck Row - Richard Bcncficl, Flklllklill Closscr, wViIliJl11 A1'1nwt1'o11g, Rcx -lk'l!kil1X, lutllltllki
Howard Little, XVYIIYIIC Mnrq11.1nd, Paul bI1UlT1liIl90I'l, Clmrlcs Mosson, Robert Hrccsc, Howard
Compton, wYilli.ll11 Clark.
Front Row -- Carol Hninci, Adriunnc Burnett. Myrna Ray Hugl1cQ.
Buck Row - Donald Paul Mclilcnd, Shirley Ann Kerr, -Ioan w'.lFl'Cl1, S.ll1dI'.l Kilgore, Susan
Rolw1'1s, joy Kcnn, Rex -Icnkins.
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Standing - Marjorie Wilhelm, Phyllis Hess, Don C. Dick, Loisrinn Hon, Marylee Johnston
Scared + Ann Vfimrlcy, -lorry Kilgore, Loretta Qncar.
Standing f Bill Sayre, lfugcnc Dcrstlcr, Alncli lilockssm, klulin Ilaron, Bob King.
Seated 4 klnc Mack, Vfaync Morton.
Standing - Anna Ruse Azimow, lftlwl Key, M.1rjm'ic NX'ill1cln1.
Scared - Nina Tappan.
Standing - Llnmcs Tappan, jack Tilley, Dick Ilzcliison, Hub Ankrum.
Scared f jay Ringer, Phillip Young.
Standing - Maxine Oherholtzer, Mary Shreve, Jack Blockson, john Hinds, Jerry Peck, Marjorie
French, Iames Tappan.
Seated - Patricia McFerran, Loisann Hun, Theresa Roesler, Nina Tappan, Harold Thompson, Joe
Golden, Beverly johnson, Paul Iillis, Jimmie Nwishon.
First Row - Betty Miller, Gail Mull, joan Bitner, Miss McCamm0n, Robert MeMahan, Robert
Imler, Phyllis Beeman.
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Second Row - Barbara Henry, Donald Paul McLlead, Carl Mosson, james Spade, Donald O son,
Colleen Duffitt, Sara Nell Fox, Iidward Parnell.
John Hinds, industrial arts teacher, has also taken on a new printing class this
year. The class turned out new enrollment cards, and printed passes, and handbills for
several events. Members of the class were: jack Stevens, Howard Compton, James
Judd, Darrell Warner, Lewis Clear, Elmer Beeson, Bill Granger, William Clark, Jack
Blockson, Tom Eaton, and Robert Cleaver.
Seated - Charles W'illiams, Don Vermillion, XVanda Nvelborn, john Harun, jack Horn, Joann
Shaw, .Iimmic Wfishon, Donald McClead, Charles Mosson.
Standing - Miss Kirkpatrick.
The advanced Art Class has produced several things this year, decorating the
Junior High building for holidays, painting a church window to be used in the
Christmas tableaus, and making many craft articles for personal use. Miss Mary Kirk-
patrick is tcacher of the class.
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With only two weeks of extensive practice and tough workouts, Coach Don
Dick and his assistants, Lyle Harding and Larry Frazier, whipped a veteran crew into
condition for their opening game, September 17, with Plainfield Boy's School which
AHS won 26 to 0. Then came a big Delphi squad who were set down 13 to 6. Two
days later the Tigers traveled to Plymouth where they were dealt a 28 to 6 defeat. The
Bengals then hit a victory string and bowled over five straight opponents before they
were edged out by Winchester 7 to 6. On their next outing the Tigers walloped Tip-
ton 40 to 6. In the last game of the season the Tigers traveled to Elwood to play the
conference champs who eked out a 13 to 6 victory on what we would call the "mud
Coach Don Dick awarded letters to Fred Aldridge, Bob Ankrum, Elmer Beeson,
Joe Golden, Armitte Gosnell, Kenneth Frazier, Bill Granger, Bill King, Hubert Patz, Jim
Pierce, Bill Rohn, Jack Stevens, Eugene Street, Harold Thompson, Gale Williams, Phil
Young, Bob Breese, David Howe, John Haron, Merl Street, and Faris Boston. Others who
did not see enough action to win a letter were given numerals--Edwin Baker, Larry
Pierce, Jim Laws, Don Olsen, Charles Townsend, and Bob King.
Student managers were joe Mack, Jim Wchsollek, Tom Eaton, and Lloyd Frix.
Front row - Hughes, Mack Cmanagerj, L. Pierce, Wehsollek, Eaton Cmanagcrj, Townsend, Laws.
Second row - Williams, Beeson, Boston, Howe, Baker, Breese, Tomlinson.
Third row - Young, Cleaver, Golden, Aldridge, Thompson, Haron, Frazier, J. Pierce, Coach Dick.
Back row - Assistant Coach Frazier, Olsen, Gosnell, M. Street, King, Granger, Assistant Coach
Harding, E. Street, Ankrum, Stevens, Rohn, Patz.
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Top row - King, Young, Ankrum, Golden, Pierce.
Second row - Aldridge, Stevens, Thompson, E. Street, Gosnell.
Third row -- Frazier. Haron. M. Street, Williams. Boston.
Bottom row - Beeson, Rohn, Breese, Howe, Patz, Granger.
FOOTBALL VARSITY SCHEDULE
We Opp. We Opp
is Sept. 17 26 Plainfield 0 Oct. 13 25 Portland 6
ii Sept. 21 13 Delphi 6 :5Oct. 15 7 Hartford City 6
Sept. 24 6 Plymouth 2 8 Oct. 2 0 6 Winchester 7
:I Oct. 1 19 Noblesville 6 :P Oct. 29 40 Tipton 0
:P Oct. 8 39 Greenfield 0 Nov. 5 6 Elwood 13
FRED ALDRIDGE-won his letter at the left end position in his first year on
the squad . . . BOB ANKRUM, QUARTERBACK-a regular for three years except
for a few games he missed because of an operation in his Junior year . . . FARIS
BOSTON, GUARD-always a hard man to move on defense or offense, all-conference
third team . . . ELMER BEESON-heavy, left defense tackle, a boy who could really
take it . . . KENNETH FRAZIER-speedy left guard, scored the first touchdown of
the season . . . JOE GOLDEN-alternated at quarterback and left half, worked well
Wherever he played. Injuries kept him out of the last two games . . . ARMITTE
GOSNELL--a consistent ground gainer, one of the team's leading scorers. Made all-
conference third team . . . BILL GRANGER-speedy left half, was always a good
target for passers . . . BILL KING-big right end who saw more action than any other
Tiger player . . . HUBERT PATZ-big rough tackle, placed on all-conference third
team his Junior year . . . JIM PIERCE-handled the regular pivot spot for the Tigers
for two years. Good pass defender . . . BILL ROHN-defensive tackle, opposing half-
backs felt it when tackled by him . . . EUGENE STREET-offensive left guard and
defensive line backer, always a thorn in the side of opposing players . . . JACK
STEVENS-Jack won his letter in his first year out at right end . . . HAROLD
THOMPSON-rugged left end, the spirit of the team . . .CAPT. GALE WILLIAMS
-key defensive player but saw enough offensive action to be the team's leading
scorer . . . PHIL YOUNG-rough and ready-to-go tackle, a regular for three years.
Front row - Locke, Peck, Williams, Wehsollek Cmanagerj, Starr, Wood.
Second row - Alexander, Musick, Baker, Morgan, Stevens, Sigler.
Back row -- Buckles, Mack Cmanagerj, B. Frazier, Hughes, McGill, Mesalem, Coach Frazier,
Standing - Tilley, Golden, Gosnell, Haron, Thompson, Aldridge, Young, Bowers, Street,
Kneeling -- Davis Cmanagerj.
The pressure was on Don Dick and his Tigers as they opened the season in defense of the con-
ference championship, which they won last year. Only one member of last year's first five returned but
four others who had been on the varsity two previous years were back. Even though they failed to re-
peat as conference champs they made a good account of themselves wherever they played and no one
defeated them without putting up a stiff battle. One of the most exciting games this year was the
Huntington fracas when the Tigers made a great comeback in the last half only to be edged out
in the last few seconds.
The season was up and down with the Bengals not winning nor losing more than two games in a
row. They finished with a record of 9 and 9 in scheduled play, 1 and 1 in an invitational tourna-
ment at Bloomington, and lost the first game of the sectional to Summitville, the eventual champions.
Coach Dick awarded letters to Seniors: Fred Aldridge, Joe Golden, Armitte Gosnell, Harold
Thompson, and Phil Youngg Juniors: Jay Ringer, Merl Street, John Haron, and Jack Bowersg Sophomore:
They We They
Nov. Royerton 32 Jan. Monticello 43 42
Frankton 3 8 Dunkirk 41 49
Plymouth 37 Noblesville 43 33
Winchester 48 Burris of Muncie 40 5 3
Dec. Tipton 46 Summitville 44 41
Mississenewa 34 Fe Hartford City 40 41
Elwood 43 Fairmount 39 40
Huntington 46 Elwood 5 2 45
Hagerstown 2 5 Wabash 40 63
Lawrenceburg 47 Summitville 40 49
Aldridge . . . Big 6 ' 3" center could always be counted on for his share of
Golden . . . Football injuries kept him out of the greater part of the season,
but his return strengthened the squad near the end of the year. Elected honorary
captain by the team.
Gosnell . . . Played regular for three years, was the team's leading scorer his
Junior and Senior years.
Thompson . . . Excellent ball handler and play maker, always a good re-
Young . . . Reserve center, could always be depended upon when needed.
Front row - Baker, Marquand Cmanagerj, Warner.
Second row - Musick, Sigler, Peck, Tomlinson, McGill, Locke, Hughes.
Back row - B. Frazier, Gross, Wood, Fuller, Montgomery, Coach Frazier, Couch.
B TEAM BASKETBALL
Front row - B. King, Townsend, Pierce.
Second row - Horn, Olsen, Walker, Laws.
Back row - H. King, Morton, Vermillion, Braun
Front row - Fish Qmanagerj, King, Tulowiwky, fnmnagcrj.
Second row - Maynard, Hall, Gross, Tobey, XVcl1sollck, Matncy, Guctlcl.
Back row - Coach Holmes, Auler, Chambers, Frix, Oliver, Haas.
Front row - Clear, Sayre, Ringer, Ankrum, Golden, Ellis
Back row - Huron, Pierce, King, Bowers, Stevens, Aldr dge K otts
Baseball was resumed last year for the first time since 1941 Because of lack
of experience, the schedule was light with only eight games played Most of the boys
gained more experience by playing on the summer Junior Legion Team At the end
of the season Coach Dick awarded letters to Duane Knotts, K Rayle Bob Clear Fred
Aldridge, Bob Ankrum, Joe Golden, Bill King, Jim Pierce, Jack Stevens David Ellis
John Haron, Joe Mack, Jay Ringer, Jack Tilley, and Bill Sayre
Prospects for this year look good and a heavier schedule is anticipated
1 l 1 5
When Coach Basil Holmes issued his call for track and cross country runners,
the presence of so many underclassmen built hopes that future teams would be strong
and experienced. This year is the first time in history that Alex has had a cross country
team. Meets were run with Royerton, Peru, the conference meet at Burris, and the
sectional at Anderson. Because no one earned enough points to qualify for a letter
none were awarded.
Even though track is one of the oldest sports known, it has not been empha-
sized in our school for the past few years. The sport was dropped during the war,
and last year was the second since it was resumed. The team participated in meets
with Elwood, Noblesville, Dunkirk, Royerton, Hartford City, and also the confer-
ence at Burris and the County meet at Anderson. At the close of the season letters
were awarded to Charles McKee, Bob Clear, Merl Street.
Front row - Fuller, Gross, Kilgore, Horn, Sayre, King.
Back row - Ringer, Bowers, Blockson, Vermillion, Morton, Whlker.
Our yell leaders, Phyllis Hess and Marjorie Wilhelixm, have played gl major role
on our stage of sports.
They were unanimously reeleeted in November and have worked hand in hand
with the newly organized cheerbloek.
Although we haven,t always responded to their efforts nt pep sessions and at
games, we will not soon forget how they worked to create spirit and enthusiasm.
A. H. S. is proud that they have been our representatives to other schools.
NEWLY GRGANIZED YELL LEADER'S CLUB
Back row - .Iudith Dick, kloyce Holmes, Betty Kertery, Colleen Duffitt, Mary Rohn, 'Ilxeodoru
Sturdevant, Audrey Miller.
Front row 4 l5.1rbar.1 Henry, Phyllis Beemnn, Tommy linton, Marilyn Starr, Geraldine Treesh,
linrhgim Wcnod. Not picturedfllennis Thompson.
EVENTS 0F A. H. S
Presented by the
Under the Direction
Seniors Act I Fall
Freshmen Act II Winter'
Seventh Grade Act Ill Spring
Place: Alexandria High School
Time: September 18, 1948 . . .
May 27, 1949
ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL
ACT I FALL
13 The play begins
14 Our first printing class was organized
17 Night of the Plainfield game
22 FFA and Y-Teens meeting
5 School band concert . . Little Red Caboose
8 Our beauty was snapped . . smile now
9 Tiger Club reorganization meeting
13 Girl Scout election
22 We take a vacation from school
27 Gloom and happiness . . report card day
1 Election day at AHS . . Lightning rods' win
6 C. I. C. Banquet . . wish we could all go
6 Wilma Hicks leaves for the West
9 Boy, a program! Miss Lopez spoke
10 To Royerton for a basketball game
11 Armistice Day program
12 First Tiger's Tale -
13 Five boys go to Kansas City to FFA convention
13 Cheerleaders go to state conference at Bloomington
17 Warren Anthony sings for us
18 Juniors in maroon class sweaters took the school
22 Congratulations, freshmen, for topping all previous
classes in magazine sales
24 Movie about our country
26 Turkey and vacation days
ACT II WINTER
1 Smallpox immunization and Fall Concert
3 Four seniors attend General Assembly at Purdue
9 Seniors decide on Mammoth Cave for their trip
10 Cheer Block performs for the first time
15 Ethel Key chosen good citizen to participate in
contest given by Daughters of American Revolution
23 Jack Wood, Pat Donahue, and Anna Rose Azimow,
win J-M Contest awards, Jay Ringer wins Mystery
Miss Ueanette Hurstj Contest
23 Christmas Vacation to January 3
The play resumes
Seniors measured for caps and gowns
Seniors order announcements and cards
Freshmen potluck supper at the Kanteen
Juniors get class rings
Our school was saddened by the death of
Wilma Joan Hicks
Second semester begins
Oh! That senior dance after the Alexandria and
Encore! Encore! The Winter Concert
Solo and ensemble contest at Ball State . .
Seventeen first divisions
Civics classes go to Indianapolis
Oratorical contest at Alexandria
Remember? The Girl Scout "Sweetheart Dance"
The long awaited sectional
ACT III SPRING
State solo contest
Chin up everyone, report cards again
County Choral Festival
Annual Tiger Club dance and banquet
District Band and Choral Contest
Seniors get announcements and name cards
At last! Spring vacation
Can you imagine? Report cards again
The seniors present their class play
State Band and Choral Contest
The long awaited senior trip
Our caps and gowns come. We look so intellectual
Senior class day
The juniors and underclassmen have a day off for
picnics and tours
Commencement . . Surely I don't hear someone
School closes and everyone gives the seniors a big
send-off with plenty of luck for the coming years.
Standing - CLeft to Righty Faris Boston, Jeanne Mulvaney, Joan Bitner, Marylee Johnston,
Phyllis Hurst, Ethel Key, Phillis Hess, Ann Worley, Jacqueline Harrison, Ann Etsler.
Seated - Charles Mosson, james Pierce, Bert Thompson, james Spade, Joseph Golden, Pat
Donahue, Kenneth Frazier.
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