Algona High School - Bulldog Yearbook (Algona, IA)
- Class of 1955
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ago then was by polio. It was not a light
for many months of these years was bedridden in the polio ward at Iowa City,
Mean he struggled courageously to keep up with his class. It was not an easy task, but
through dogged persistence he managed.
Later he returned home unable to use his legs, but he managed to do about everything else.
He could drive acar and get his wheel chair in and out of it without assistance. He was a familiar
sight at all athletic events. Above all, he was always cheerful and friendly . . . and he had a lot
His buddies carrying him up the stairs to second floor was a familiar sight. t
Because he was brave, patient and determined, we dedicate this annual to Perry Hagg,
of the class who does not have to worry about being a success. Het alreadyhis
...A FRIE DLY ADM! lS'I'RA'I'l0
Mainly a school is teachers and students. The trouble
is when you get so many teachers and so many students things
get pretty chaotic and somebody has to put the jig-saw puzzle
It's not any easy job. There are mountains of paper
work, bills to pay, schedules to plan and on and on. These
are things which our administrators do which we too often
take for granted.
A school is like a shipg the pilot, our administration.
With steady hands on the wheel and sure direction from the
conning tower, it makes for smooth sailing.
MR LEGLER MISS WILSON
MR, E,A, SCHEMEI.
MR. G,W, STILLMAN
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MR, ROBERT BLACK
MR, PERRY COLLINS
MRS, VEDA MURTAGH
MR, PAUL HURN
It is fortunate that we have people in our community who are
willing to devote their time and effort toward making our high school
a better place in which to learn. School board members, who serve
without pay, work long hours atboard meetings with the superintendent
to determine school policy in relation to the needs of the community.
St. Mary's, Rochester
Lunch Room Manager
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rake, I.S. T. C. , Cal.
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French, Junior High English
I. S.T.C. , B.A.
I. S. T.C., B. A.
MR, DE MOUTH
Drake, B. A.
Junior High Mathematics
Upper Iowa, B. A.
Biology, Baseball and
I. S. T. C. , B. A.
MR, GUZ OWSKI
Girls' Physical Education
I, S.T.C., B.A.
Wrestling, Industrial Arts
I.S. T. C. . B. A.
I. S. C. , B. S.
Junior High History
St. Olaf, B.A.
I. S. T.C. , B. A.
Bookkeeping, Consumer Math
Salesmanship, Dist. Occup.
I.S,T.C., B.A. - M.A.
I. S. C. , B. S,
Colorado State, M. A.
I. S.T.C., B.A.
St. Olaf, B.A.
Junior High Reading
I. S. T. C. , B.A.
General Science, Physics
I.S.T. C., B.A.
BARBARA DEARC HS
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President, J oeTroutmang Vice-President, Don Cook: Sec-
retary, Nidas Dermandg and Treasurer, Jim Galbraith.
Our chairs are vacant, soon there will be other occupants in seats we so
capably filled. But we will not soon be forgotten. No, not because some of our
narms are carefully inscribed on the desks, but because we too, following the
example of our predecessors, have amply contributed our share to the school's
history. Whether it was in sports fwill our basketball team be forgotten next
yearikj music or dramatics, we will long be remembered in our achievements
in everything we chose to enter. When we pass through the doors for the final
time we will not become a race of forgotten men, but will go on to even greater
heights, giving our best efforts to the world as we have to our school.
RONALD Emu SEN l0R
Mixed Chorus 1,25 Boys' Chorus 15 Intramurals 1,
Intramurals 1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 F.F.A. l,2,3,45
F.F.A. Officer 3,45 Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Intramurals l,2,3,45 G.A.A,
1,2,35 F.H.A. 45 F.B.L.A. 4: Camera Club 45 Pen
J' ACK AMON
Topeka, Kansas 15 Larned, Kansas 25 Mixed Chorus
3,45 Boys' Chorus 3,45 Special Chorus Groups 3,45
Intramurals 45 Football 3,45 Basketball 3,45 One-Act
Play 35 Stage Crew 3.
Hampton, Iowa 1,2,35 Mixed Chorus 45 Boys' Chorus
45 Pep Club 4.
Wesley 15 Marching Band 3,45 Concert Band 3,45 Pep
E-and 3,45 Special Band Groups 45 Mixed Chorus 2,
3,45 Boys' Chorus 2.3.45 Special Chorus Groups 3,45
Student Council 25 Student Council Officer 25 Intra-
murals 45 Class Play 3,45 One-Act Play 2,35 Pep
ARLEN BENSCHUI' ER
Intramurals 1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 Stage Crew 3,45
Marching Band 188.8.131.52: Concert Band 1,2.3,4: Pep
Band 1.2: Swing Band 1.2: Special Band Groups 1,
2.3: Intramurals 1.2.3,4: Intramural Captain 1: G.A.A.
1,2.3: Cheerleading 184.108.40.206: Annual Staff 4: Class
Play 3: One-Act .Play'3.4: Stage Crew l.2.3.4: F .H.A.
4: F .B.L.A. 3: Speech 3: French Club 2: Homecoming
Queen Candidate 4: Pep Club 4: Girls' Glee Club 1.
2.3: Student Council 1.2.3.
Intramurals l.2.3,4: F.F.A. 1.2.3,4.
Marching Band 220.127.116.11: Concert Band 18.104.22.168: Pep
Band l.2.3.4: Swing Band 22.214.171.124: SpecialBand Groups
3.4: Mixed Chorus 4: Boys' Chorus 4: Intramurals 4:
Football 2: Golf 3.4: Tennis 3.4: Class Play 3: French
Club 3: Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 1,2,3.4: Girls' G1eeC1ubl.2.3.4: Allegro
1,2.3.4: Girls' Quartet 2: Soloist 3.4: Special Chorus
Groups 2.4: Annual Staff 4.
Homeroom Officer 1.2: Intramural Captain l.2.4: Foot-
ball 2: Basketball 1,2.3.4: Baseball 126.96.36.199: Annual
Staff 4: Pep Club 4.
Marching Band 188.8.131.52: Concert Band 184.108.40.206: Pep
Band 1.4: Swing Band 2: Special Band Groups 1.2:
Mixed Chorus l.2.4: Boys' Chorus l.2.4: Special
Chorus Groups 2: Intramurals 4: Basketball 1.2.3:
Baseball 1.2: Golf 3.4: Tennis 3.4: Stage Crew 2:
Audio Visual 220.127.116.11: Pep Club 4.
Student Council 3.4: Student Council Officer 4: Class
Officer 3.4: Homeroom Officer 1.2: Intramurals 1.2.
3.4: Intramural Captain 1: Football l.2.3.4: Basket-
ball 18.104.22.168: Baseball l.2.3.4: Annual Staff 4: Class
Play 1: Pep Club 4.
Marching Band 1,2,3,45 Concert Band 1,2,35 Pep Band
25 Special Band Groups 1.2.35 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,45
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A.
1.25 Cheerleading 1,35 Annual Staff 45 Class Play 1,35
F.B.L.A. 35 French Club 25 French Club Officer 25
Homecoming Queen Candidate 45 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 2,3,45 Girls' Glee Club 1,253.45 Special
Chorus Groups 25 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. 1,25
Stage Crew 1,2,3,45 Camera Club 45 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 45 Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Intra-
murals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. 1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 Class
Play 35 Stage Crew 1,25 F.H.A. 45 F.B.L.A. 4: F.B.
L.A. Officer 45 Camera Club 45 Pep Club 4.
Marching Band l,2,3,45 Concert Band 2,3,45 Pep
Band 3,45 Special Band Groups 2,35 Girls' Glee Club
1,2,3,45 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 Intramural Captain 35
G.A.A. 1,2,35 Cheerleading 25 Annual Staff 45 F.H.A.
45 Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 15 Annual Staff 45 French Club 2.3.
Intramurals 1,2.3,45 Intramural Captain 35 Football
45 Wrestling 1,2,35 Track 15 F.F.A. 3,4.
Student Council 3,45 Student Council Officer 45 Class
Officer 3,45 Basketball 1,2,3,45 Golf 1,2,3,45 Temlis
1,253.45 Annual Staff 45 Speech and Debate 3,45 Pep
Intramurals l,2,3,4: Wrestling 2.4: Track 4: F.F.A.
St. Benedict, Iowa 1: Mixed Chorus 2.3,4: Girls'
Glee Club 2,3,4: Intramurals 2.3.4.
Marching Band l.2.3: Concert Band 1,2,3,4: Pep Band
1.2: Swing Band 1.2: Special Band Groups 2,3,4:
Mixed Chorus 4: Boys' Chorus 4: Homeroom Officer
1.2: Football 1,3,4: Basketball 1,2,3,4: Baseball 1.2,
3.4: Class Play 3: Stage Crew 1,2,3: Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 1.2: Homeroom Officer 2.3: Intra-
murals 1,2,3,4: Intramural Captain 4: Annual Staff 4:
F.B,L.A. 3,4: F.B.L.A. Officer 4: Extra Credit Art
Girls' Glee Club 1,2.3: Homeroom Officer 2: Intra-
murals 1.2.3,4: G.A.A. 2.3,4: Annual Staff 4: Stage
Crew 4: F.H.A. 3.4: F.H.A. Officer 3.4: F.B.L.A.
3,4: Camera Club 3.4: Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 1: Intramurals 1,2,3.4: Intramural
Captain 3: G.A.A. l,2,3.4: Annual Staff 4: Stage Crew
2.3: F.H.A. 3.4: F.H.A. Officer 4: F.B.L.A.4:Camera
Club 3.4: Pep Club 4.
Class Officer 4: Homeroom Officer 3: Intramurals
1.2: Intramural Captain 1.2: Football 1,2,3,4: Basket-
ball 1,2.3,4: Baseball l,2,3: Golf 4: Tennis 4: Annual
Staff 4: Stage Crew 2.4: Pep Club 4.
Intramurals 1,2,a,4, Foorbau 25 Wrestling 1,25 T1-ack S E N I
Stage Crew 3,45 Pep Club 45 Annual Staff 45 Class
Marching Band 15 Concert Band 15 Pep Band 15
Swing Band 25 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Girls' Glee
Club 1,2,3,45 Allegro 1,2,3,45 Special Chorus Groups
15 Student Council 2.3.45 Class Officer 15 Intra-
murals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. 15 Vocal Music Accompanist
l,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 Class Play 1,2,35 One-Act
Play 3,45 Speech and Debate 35 Homecoming Queen
45 Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,35 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A.
1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 Stage Crew 3,45 F.H.A. 45
F.H.A. Officer 45 F.B.L.A. 45 Camera Club 45 Extra
Credit Art l,2,3,45 Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 1.2.35 Intramurals 3,45 G.A.A. 1,25
Annual Staff 45 Class Play 45 F.B.L.A. 45 F.B.L.A.
Class Officer 25 Football 15 Wrestling 15 Track 15
Pep Club 4. A
Intramurals 1,2,3,45 Intramural Captain 35 Wrestling
1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 F.F.A. 1,3,45 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 3,45 Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,45 Intra-
murals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. 1,2,3,45 AnnualStaff45Camera
Club 2,45 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 3,45 Girls' Glee Club l,2,3,45 Allegro
45 Homeroom Officer 1,2,35 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.
A.A. 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. Officer 4: F.H,A. 3,45 F.H.A,
Officer 45 F.B.L.A. 3,45 F.B.L.A. Officer 3,45Camera
Club 8,45 Librarian 15 Pep Club 4.
Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. 1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45
Stage Crew 35 F.B.L.A. 3,45 F.B.L.A. Officer 35
Camera Club 3,45 Pep Club 4.
Intramurals 1,2,3,4g G.A.A. 1,25 Annual Staff 4.
Intramural Captain 45 Annual Staff 45 F.F.A. 2.3.45
F.F.A. Officer 45 Pep Club 4.
Marching Band 1,2,3,45 Concert Band 1,2,3,45 Pep
Band 2,3,45 Swing Band 2,3,45 Special Band Groups
25 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Girls' Glee Club l,2,3,45
Allegro 45 Intramurals l,2,3,45 Intramural Captain
1,2,3,45 G.A.A. l,2,3,45 G.A.A. Officer l,2,3,45 Annual
Staff 45 Class Play 3,45 F.B.L.A. 3,45 French Club 25
French Club Officer 25 Pep Club 45 Pep Club Officer
Marching Band 1,2,3,45 Concert Band l,2,35 Intra-
murals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. l,3,45 Class play3,45 F.B.L.A.
35 Librarian 15 French Club 25 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,45 Girls'G1ee Club 1,2,3,45 Allegro
3,45 Special Chorus Groups 25 Student Council 45
Intramurals l,2,3,45 G.A.A. 1,25 Annual Staff 45 Class
Play 45 Pep Club 4.
MART ORIE MITT AG
Girls' Glee Club 1,25 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A. 1,25
Annual Staff 45 F.B.L.A. 35 Librarian 35 Pep Club 4.
Intramurals 15 Golf 3,45 Basketball 1,2,3,45 Home-
room Officer 2,35 Student Council 15 Class Play 45
Audio Visual 1.
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,35 Intramurals 1,2,3,45 G.A.A.
1,2,3,45 Annual Staff 45 Stage Crew 2,35 F.H.A. 45
F,B.L.A. 45 Camera Club 1,2,3,45 Camera Club Officer
45 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 1,23 Girls' Glee Club 1,25 Special
Chorus Groups 1,25 Intramurals 1,2,35 G.A.A. 1,25
Annual Staff 45 F.H.A. 45 Camera Club 45 Pep Club 4.
BETSY Mc CONNELL
Marching Band 1,2,3,45 Concert Band l,2,3,45 Special
Band Groups 25 Intramurals 35 Annual Staff 45 F.H.A.
45 F.H,A. Officer 45 F.B.L.A. 45 Camera Club 45
Band Queen 45 Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 2.3.4. Boys'Chorus 2.3.4.Boys'Quartet
3.4. Special Chorus Groups 2.3.4. Homeroom Officer
2.3. Student Council 4. Intramurals 2.3.4. Football
1. Basketball 1.2. Track 2. 3.4. Class Play 2. 3. One-
Act Play 2.3.4. Speech and Debate 4. French Club 2.
Pep Club 4. Pep Club Officer 4. Annual Staff 4.
Intramurals 22.214.171.124. Football 1.3.4. Baseball 1.2,3.4.
Stage Crew 3. F.F.A. 126.96.36.199. Pep Club 4.
Girls' Glee Club 3. Intramurals 3.4. G.A.A. 1.2. Class
Play 3. F.H.A. 4. Camera Club 2.3.Christmas Play 2.
Speech and Debate 4. Audio Visual l.2.3.4. Pep Club 4.
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Girls' Glee Club 3.4. Student Council 2. French Club
2. French Club Officer 2. G.A.A. 1,2,3.4. G.A.A.
Officer 3.4. Homeroom Officer 3. Intramurals 1.2.3,4.
Intramural Captain 1. F.B.L.A. 3.4. F.B.L.A. Officer
4. Audio Visual 3.4. Camera Club 4. Class Play 3.
Stage Crew 1.2. Assistant Director 4. Pep Club 4.
Annual Staff 4.
Marching Band 1. Mixed Chorus 188.8.131.52. Girls' Glee
Club 1,2.3.4. Modernaires 2. Student Council 1.2.3.
Class Officer 2.3. Intramurals 1.2.3,4. G.A.A. 1.
Class Play 3. Assistant Director 2.4. Librarian 3.
Pep Club 4. Annual Staff 4.
Gilmore City 1. Marching Band 2.3.4. Concert Band
2.3.4. Special Band Groups 3.4. Annual Staff 4. Class
Play 2.3.4. One-Act Play 3. Pep Club 4. French Club
4. Speech and Debate 4.
Marching Band 1,2,3,4g Concert Band 1,2,3,4p Pep
Band 2,3,4g Mixed Chorus 2,4g Boys' Chorus 2.4:
Wrestling 1,2,3p F.F.A. 2,3,4.
Mixed Chorus l,2,3,4g Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,4glntra-
murals 1,2,3,4g Intramural Captain 25 G.A.A. 1,2,3,4p
F.H.A. 4g F.B.L.A. 4g Pep Club 4g Annual Staff 43
Intramurals 1,2,3g Wrestling 2,3g Football 4g Track 1:
Pep Club 4.
Marching Band l,2,3,4g Concert Band 1,2,3,4g Special
Band Groups 1,2,3g Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3g G.A.A.
1,2g Annual Staff 4: F.B.L.A. 3,45 French Club 2: Pep
Titonka lg Girls' Glee Club 2,35 Intramurals 2,3,4g
Intramural Captain 3,4g I-'.B.L.A. 3,4g G.A.A. 2,3,4.
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,4g Intramurals l,2,3,4g G.A.A.
1.2: Class Play 3: F.H.A. 4: F.B.L.A. 3,4g Pep Club
45 Annual Staff 4.
BEVERLY ST. JOHN
Girls' Glee Club 1,25 G.A.A. 1,2g Intramurals 1,2,3,4g
F.B.L.A. 3g Annual Staff 4: Pep Club 4.
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Intramurals l,2,3,4: Wrestling 1,2.4: Baseball 1,3.4:
F.F.A. 1.2,3,4: Pep Club 4.
Mixed Chorus 1.2,3.4: Girls' GleeClub1,2,3.4: Allegro
2.3,4: G. A. A. 1,2,3.4: Modernaires 2: Homeroom
Officer 2.3: Intramurals 1,2.3,4: Annual Staff 4:Class
Play 1,2,3.4: One-Act Play 2: Camera Club 4: French
Club 2: Interpretive Reading 1.4: Pep Club 4: Soloist
Intramurals 1,2,3,4: .Basketball 1: Wrestling 4: Track
4: F.F.A. 1.2.3.
Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4: Girls' GleeClub 1,2,3,4: Allegro
3,4: G.A.A. 1,2,3: F.B.L.A. 4: Camera Club 4:French
Club 2: Intramurals 1.2,3,4: Pep Club 4: Annual Staff
Mixed Qlorus l.2.4: Girls' Glee Club 1,2.3.4: Intra-
murals 1.2.3,4: Homeroom Officer 1,2,3: G.A.A. 1.2:
Librarian 1.2: F.B.L.A. 3.
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3: Intramurals 2,3,4: G.A.A. 1.
2.3,4: F.B.L.A. 3.4: Pep Club 4: Annual Staff 4.
Mixed Chorus 1,2.3,4: Boys' Cnorus 1,2,3: Jubilee
Singers 2: Intramurals 1,2,3,4: Intramural Captain
l.2,3.4: Football 1.2,3.4: Track l,2.3.4: Golf4: Annual
staff 4: Pep Club 4.
CAROL THOMPSON .
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3, Intramurals 1,2, 3, 4,
G.A.A. 1,2,3g Cheerleading 2,3,4g Class Play
3, Stage Crew 1,2p F. H. A. 45 Annual Staff 4:
Pep Club 4: F. B. L. A. 4.
Homeroom Officer 2: Football 1, 3, 4: Wrestling
l,2,3, 4g F. F. A. 1, 2, 3,4g F. F. A. Officer 3, 4,
Track 3, Pep Club 4, Class Play 4.
Mixed Chorus 4g Boys' Chorus 4, Student Council
2, 3,45 Student Council Officer 3, 4: Conference
President 2: State President 3: Class Officer 1, 2,
3,4g Homeroom Officer 1g Intramurals 1, 2g Foot-
ball 1,45 Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4, Annual Staff 4,
Class Play 2, 4, One -Act Play 2, F. F. A. 1, 2, 3,
45 F. F.A. Officer 3, 4, Speech and Debate 4g
Pep Club 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Raotball 3, 4g Track 3, Baseball
2, 3: Wrestling 3, 4.
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BEV ST. JOHN
CLASS OF '55
his high grades
the country club hills
her vivid sweaters
her 'cheering agility
his boisterous ways
his rubber boots
his manly ways
her many blouses
his quiet manner
the sparkle in her eyes
A. H. S.
F. F. A.
his dashing wardrobe
"Alva and Iessie's"
her homemaking ability
the twang in her voice
the fairground tent
her folk's home
her innocent ways
her quiet manner
her long hair
her short walk to school
her perpetual smile
her athletic ability
her sharp wit
her majorette hat
her blushing ways
her "wild" hair
his trap line
in a hurry
the p. j. 's she made ln home-ec
her natural blonde hair
the Ag. room
his hot rod
his side glance
her soft whisper
go to the "Plant"
rush to Miss Comfort's
go to the rink and practice some more
sing for "Alkali Al"
a "Murine" ad
swim the English Channel
go to another 'barn dance"
anyone who can take ir
R. I. Stevenson
Del Rio, Texas
enjoy life for a change
a chlorophyll ad 3
join her "human" Hammer
future physics students
a Moscow general
some younger upsrarts
all the other Opheirns
play his zither
ride. in a pick-up
someone with real wide shoulders
attend a teacher's meeting
go out with Ailene's "ex"
Opal, for a change
scoot to "Dermand's"
anyone who can stand the noise
the industrial arts class
get sunny with "Sonnie"
go to the maternity ward
go to Cedar Falls
a crescent wrench
all other classes who always won it anyway
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President, Cheryl Vander Waalg Vioe-P resident, Marilyn Seil-
erg Secretary, Doug Meyerg and Treasurer, Connie Drone.
The Junior class is one of the best represented in music and sports. Enthused musicians
are Elaine Branson, Sandra Hutchins, Sue Sprague, Sandra Shumway and Cheryl Vander Waal.
Our songsters are Nancy Amon, Jeri Kae Voight, J im Etherington, Bob Jensen, Carl Mc-
Bride, Dave Phillips and Doug Meyer.
Sportsmen are Loren Nelson, Rodney Kickbush, Doug Meyer, J ae Givens, Bob Harms and
Eugene Helmers. The wrestlers are Harold Bjustrom, Morris Harbour, Dave Seiler and several
Karen Shirley and Barb Bourne as cheerleaders stirred up the entire student body with pep
A fitting crown for the Juniors is Cheryl Vander Waal, who was elected Secretary of the
State Student Council.
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President, Jerry Downey: Vice-President, Ted
Finley: and Secretary-Treasurer, Maribel Kain.
We may be the smallest class in high school, but that doesn't mean we're completely out
of the picture.
Remember the float that took first place at homecoming: ? And who can forget the spectacular
display of talent given by the sophomores in the FreshmanhSophomore play, "Girl Crazy."
Backing our teams all the way, our class was represented by four cheerleaders, Maribel
Kain, Sharon Powers, Pat Van Allen and Darlene Skogstrom.
On the teams we had Ted Finley, Ron Zittritsch, Jerry Downey, John Moxley, Darrell
Davis. Fred Strahorn, Larry Wicks, Larry Wyatt, David Kohl and many others.
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FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Coach Guzowski, Loren Nelson, Ron Zittritsch, Bob Jensen, Terry Cook,
Frank Kern, Harley Troutman, J ack Amon, Jim Galbraith, Don Cook. SECOND ROW: Dennis Olson,
Ted Finley, Ron Rochleau, J oe Troutman, Bill Fain, Doug Meyer, Fred Strahorn, Bob Hardy, J im Cowan,
Jerry Downey. THIRD ROW: Darold Skilling, Richard Rochleau, Rodney Kickbush, Phil Schneider, .Tae
Givens, Vernon Christoffers, Dave Seiler, Coach Martin, Coach King.
The injury-ridden Bulldogs got off to a slow start this season. The loss of regulars, Ron
Zittritsch, Loren Nelson and I ack Amon hurt the team seriously. The team came to rely on Doug
Meyer and "Shag" Cook's crushing power to keep them alive.
Bill Fain at the controls tossed pass after pass into the awaiting arms of ,Tim Galbraith.
Don Cook's crushing line plunges, long runs and all around spirit led the team to a respectable
4-5 record in stiff competition.
The season was about at an end when the Bulldogs really came alive. All the bad breaks
of the first part of the season were gone. First Algona deflated a good Swea City team 34-20
and then went on to what Coach Guzowski termed "the best game of the season." They romped
pastHumbo1dtl9-12 and Iowa Falls 20-13.
The highlights were the major victories over arch rivals Emmetsburg and Humboldt.
H0 E 0 ING
September's sprawling loveliness, brown and crisp, stars over stars as the night twinkles
over jaunty queens.
In the bright autumnal mists, a convertible rolls around the track and perched on the back
seat they wave gracefully to the crowd.
The band masses to puff the air with strains of "Sweetheart of Sigma Chi." The climatic
Coronation nears and on the blonde hair of Adel Herbst rests the stately diadern.
The sharp night snaps out at the stroke of midnight as large crowds attend the homecoming
dance. Even though the Bulldogs dropped the game to Hampton, the evening was a whopping success,
Karon Downey Cheryl Vander Waal Kay Brayton
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THREE TO THE TOP
FRONT ROW: Don Cook, Nidas Dermand, Doug Meyer, Larry Christensen, J im Galbraith, Mr,
King. BACK ROW: Bob Harms,Loren Nelson, Rodney Kickbush, Pete Langmack, Bill Fain, Jae
Coach King's Bulldogs experienced an outstanding year as they won the North Central Con-
ference with a 12-2 record and by going to the final game of the sub-state to be downed only by
Ames' Little Cyclones who went on to win the state crown.
Six men sparked the Algona team through the season. Larry Christensen notched scoring
honors for Algona followed closely by Doug Meyer. Nidas Dermand was one of the outstanding
set shooters in the state. Jim Galbraith held down the other forward position. Pete Langmack
saw considerable action, taking over for Meyer in the pivot slot. Don Cook, sensational guard
of the Bulldogs, proved to be the top center player, his defensive work and outstanding front court
play sparked the Bulldogs all season.
Christensen and Cook were selected on the North Central Conference first team while
Dermand and Meyer made the second team. All five of the members made the All-State honor roll.
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85 Eagle Grove
59 Fort Dodge
61 Storm Lake
68 Swea City
57 Iowa Falls
50 Webster City
62 Clear Lake
71 Eagle Grove
87 Webster City
80 Iowa Falls
64 Webster City
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First in Conference
Hrst in Sectional
First in District
Two rounds in Sub-State
Hey, wait for me!
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When Irish eyes arer1't smiling . . . The long wait . .
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: D. Seiler, S. Hansen, D. Davis, H. Troutman, H. Bjustrom, T. Cook, L. John-
son, G. Braun, F. Bjustrom, D. Hansen, M. Harbour. SECOND ROW: J. Moxley, P. Opheim, B. Rich
F. Erickson, .R. Wyatt, D. Erickson, L.Wyatt, M. Seiler, W. Williams. THIRD ROW: R. Rochleau, D
Johnson, G. Jennings, R. Rochleau, F. Strahorn, C. Johnson, D. Phillips, Mr. Martin.
Coach Martin's wrestling squad suffered from inex-
perience. Only two lettermen returned from last year's
squad. Stan Hansen and Harley Troutman were the only
seniors on the squad. The squad won its last meet for the only
victory of the season. They finished with a 1-7 record. Only
one member, Eugene Helmers, survived the preliminary match
in District Tournaments.
Next year they hope to have better luck and with the
superb coaching of Mr, Martin we know they will.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Bob Harms, Loren Nelson, Don Cook, Ted Finley, Harvey Peglow,
Eugene Helmers. SECOND ROW: Eulan Schuller, Bob Slobe, Larry Kueck, Larry Christensen,
Doug Meyer, Dave Kohl, Bill Fain, Vernon Christoffers. THIRD ROW: Jerry Lewis, Larry
Hutzell, Dave Richardson, Howie Funk, Jerry Rupp, Mr. King.
Baseball boys started workouts in the gym due to a March snow storm, but moved
to the fairgrounds as the snow disappeared.
There were six starters back. They were Don Cook, Bill Fain,Larry Christensen, Doug
Meyer, Bob Harms and Loren Nelson. The rest of the team filled out with young lads,
Harvey Peglow, Dave Kohl, Vernon Christoffers, Eugene Helmers, Eulan Schuller, Bob
Slobe, Ted Finley, Duane Kueck, Larry Kueck, Larry Hutzell, Jerry Lewis, Jerry Rupp,
Howie Funk and Dave Richardson.
Christensen and F ain held down the hurling position with some help from Peglow
The boys went through a season with 6-3 record. In the district tournament Algona
defeated LuVerne with a rally starting in the sixth inning.
Our hopes for state tournament were dashed by the '54 State Champs--Corwith.
Pause that refreshes
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: J. Givens, R. Rochleau, F. Kern, B. Moxley, L. Obrecht, J. Downey, R. Zitt-
ritsch, R. Kickbush, C. Brovm, P. Norris. SECOND ROW: M. Seiler, R. Olson, B. Rich, P. Opheim, L.
Joimson, J. Anderson, F. Bjustrom, L. Wyatt, D. Benschotter, G. Jennings, Mr. Martin. THIRD ROW:
D. Hurn, D. Seiler, R. Pingle, G. Bernau, R. Ditsworth, D. Macumber, F. Strahorn, D. Davis.
Although Coach Martin's cinder kids were not cinderella young-
sters, they did, by season's end, improve a great deal. Strong suit,
in spades, was the high jump cavorting of Rodney Kickbush, the shot
putting of Fred Strahorn and Bill Moxley, and the mercurial feet of
Ronnie Ditsworth, Jerry Downey, and Ron Zittritsch.
At the Estherville relays the Bulldogs experienced the bright
spot of the year as they finished third behind classy Spencer.
Next year, as the young Bulldogs come on, most observers be-
lieve that A1gona's track backers will have something to shout about.
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Karen Shirley, Barb Bourne,
Kay Brayton, Carol Thompson
These girls cheered the
boys on in all sports events.
They never lost their pep even
when "the chips were down".
Their pep was really helpful
in cheering the basketball boys
to the highest roost in the state
tournament Algona has ever
Maribel Kain, Karen Hutchins,
Sandra Medin, Darlene Skog-
T. Cook, I. Troutman, Mr. Palmer, B. Laing, K. Bunkofske, L. Wicks
The golf and tennis teams finished with a
successful season this year. The tennis team
composed entirely of underclassmen will return
next year experienced opponents.
The golf team will lose three boys and so
next yea: they will have to work to maintain the
good standing of previous teams.
I. Cowan, I. Cutler, I. Galbraith, N. Dermand, P.
Langmack, Mr. Guzowski, Mr. Harbour, T. Hutchison.
Basketball Champs, 12 -3 's
Tennis Champs, Jackie and "Cookie"
The girls' intramural program got a
good start with the girls fighting for the vol-
leyball honors, The jumping juniors cap-
tured the championship by defeating the
The seniors came bounding back and
their prize in the hunt for honors was the
basketball championship. They added meat
to the prize by winning the all-star game.
The seniors also took the tennis honors.
Volleyball Champs, 1 1 - 3's
Action in A11-Star Game
Out of reach
"Cookie" in a lay-up
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Kay Brayton, Alvin Christiansen, Lorelie Rupp, Mimi Wright, Robbie Hutchins.
SECOND ROW: Marilyn Richardson, Bev James, Carol Wittkopf, Marianna Steele, Janet Gurwell, Howard
Funk. THIRD ROW: Sandra Bay, John Oakland, Nicki Clark, Karen Hutchins, David Bunting, Sandra Shum-
way, Larry Hutzell. FOURTH ROW: Marilyn Dreesman, Marilyn Palmer, Carl McBride, Phyllis Metzen,
Helen Kuhlmann, Bonnie Elliott, ,Tim Etherington, Larry Wicks, Elaine Montgomery, Bill Fain. FIFTH
ROW: Paul Christoffers, Wendall Steven, Tom Hutchison, Vernon Reisner, Allen Reid, Don Schaap.
Trying to put together a concert band after losing your first chair players isn't
an easy task but "Gus" did a pretty good job.
The concerts they have seem to come up so quick. They had about four weeks to
work for their spring concert music. When the time came they showed the audience
that was all the time they needed. After one week's practice the drum trio really pounded
out "Haskell's Raskells." It was so good they even played it as an encore.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Connie Priebe, Edith Christiansen, Ailene Quaday, Cheryl Vander Waal.
SECOND ROW: Davie Hutchins, Janice Huenhold, Junior Cook, Allen Selichnow, Judy Reinders, Karen
Shirley. THIRD ROW: Tommy Potter, Darlene Skogstrom, Carole Hayes, Paula Priebe, Fae Loss, Gloria
Richardson, Jane Reid. FOURTH ROW: Marilee White, Vi Ann Rousseau, Sandra Bey, Phil Anderson,
Sue Hutchinson, Marvin Miller, Jim Cowan, David Richardson. FIFTH ROW: Elaine Branson, Marcia An-
derson, Karen Kuchenreuther, Judy Cowan, Betsy McConnell, Sue Sprague, Cleone Crawford, Peggy Hard-
grove. Sandra Hutchins, Mr. Guster.
After the spring concert they always have the commencement exercises to look
forward to. They get to play the spine-tingling, tear-jerking "Pomp ar1d Circumstancef'
After that is played "Gus" has to start his usual procedure of trying to replace the
All Ill GB
In the fall have you ever noticed some of those kids coming in the
school with mud all over their shoes or they might look real hot when
it's cold outside. These are the kids in marching band. Rain or shine
they practice. If they don't practioe at the old athletic field then they
do on the gravel road east of the school. They have about one week
or less to work on a program, and they really surprise everyone in-
cluding themselves when it comes half-time at the football games and
everything goes off perfect. Sure their music might go flying across
the field or they might go down the wrong yard line, but the people in
the stands don't notice these little things.
The kids in marching band really deserve some credit. Don't
you agree it would seem funny not to hear the school song coming from
the big "A" out on the field?
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LEFT TO RIGHT: Marcia Anderson, Sandra
Hutchins, Tom Hutchison, Betsy McConnell,
Elaine Branson, Karen Kuchenreuther, Cleone
Crawford, Sue Sprague .
LEFT TO RIGHT: Lorelie
RUPP, Connie Priebe, Bev
James, Mimi Wright.
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FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Adel Herbst, Marcia Cowan, Deanne Eisenbarth, Bonnie Elliott, Karen Hutchins,
Fae Loss, Sandra Medin, Sharon Powers, Mary Shore, Peggy Hardgrove, Ruth Shierk, Judy Sorenson,
Paula Schmidt, Karen Kuchenreuther, Karon Downey, Pat Etherington, Marilyn Richardson. SECOND ROW:
Marcia Anderson, Sharon Sabin, Marilyn Meyers, Eunice Gade, Sharon Strayer, Virginia Simons, Sandra
Shumway, Donna Powers, Cheryl Vander Waal. Sandra Hutchins, Karen Shirley, Nancy Amon, Lorelie Rupp,
Pat Van Allen, Mimi Wright, Connie Priebe, Evelyn McKim, Pat Ferris, Bev Hovey, Bev James, Gwen
Egel, Jeri Kae Voight, Sandra Elwood. THIRD ROW: Don Hansen, John Moxley, David Hutchins, Allen
Reid, Tommy Hutchison, Bob Hardy, Richard Schmidt,J im Cowan,Wenda1 Steven, Loren Nelson, Bob Jensen,
David Richardson, Glenn Strayer, Truman Shackelford, Darrell Steven, Larry Hutzell. FOURTH ROW:
Don Schaap, David Bunting, Alvin Christiansen, David Phillips, Phil Anderson, Jack Amon, Doug Meyer,
Ron Zittritsch, Joe T routman, Larry Obrecht, Carl McBride, Jim Etherington, Bill Fain, Allen Selichnow,
Howard Funk, Jim Anderson, Nicki Clark, Larry Wicks.
If you happen to pass the music room sometime after one and hear Strange sounds cotning
forth, don't be alarmed. It's only mixed chorus. ln spite of Mr. Carver's complaints that the
sopranos screech and the tenors are flat, the chorus, under Mr. Carver's direction, gives excellent
performances that are well received by the public.
For the first time, the Pageant was not included in the Christmas program this year.
Oitstanding song of the evening was Christiansen's difficult, "Lamb of God."
A great deal of staging was used in the spring concert. The songs were divided into groups
and an appropriate background made for each group. A few chorus members acted out the songs
while the chorus sang. "Ecstacy", "Dark Water", "September Song", and many other numbers
were included in the program.
Other activities this year were singing for the service clubs, the Charity Ball, and a trip
to Humboldt for the Festival.
All things considered, it's been a very profitable year. Hats offl to Mr. Carver.
IRLS9 GLEE C
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Adel Herbst, Judy Reiken, Bonnie Elliott, Karen Hutchins, Ronette Metcalf,
Fae Loss, Sandra Medin, Donna Hansen, MarilynRichardson, Peggy Hardgrove, Paula Schmidt, Karen Kuch-
enreuther, Karon Downey, Pat Etherington. SECOND ROW: Mary Shore, Marcia Cowan, Sharon Strayer,
Karen Shirley, Donna Powers, Sharon Powers, Paula Priebe, Viann Rousseau, Judy Cowan, Edith Christ-
iansen, Sandra Strahorn, Connie Priebe, Pat Van Allen, Judy Sorenson, Marilyn Dreesman, Sandra Elwood.
THIRD ROW: Wilma Brown, Eunice Gade, Luanna Alt, Jean Kuecker, Judy Lowman, Darlene Fries, Sandra
Hutchins, Deanne Eisenbarth, Maribel Kain, Sandra Shumway, Cheryl Vander Waal, Lorelie Rupp, Ruth
Shierk, Jeri Kae Voight, Judy Pickett, Carol Hayes. FOURTH ROW: Marcia Anderson, Sharon Sabin, Judy
Gregory, Joan Urch, Connie Drone, Marilyn Meyers, Virginia Simons, Nancy Kain, Sue Sprague, Jo Ann
Warmbier, Darlene Ramus, Lois Adams, Evelyn McKim, Mimi Wright, Pat Ferris, Bev Hovey, Bev James,
Gwen Egel, Nancy Amon.
Would you like to be in Mr. Carver's shoes at 12:45 on Tuesdays? That's when he has Girls'
Glee Club. Have you ever heard a noisier bunch of girls? You would never believe that from this
same group you could have such a lovely blend of voices as they had when singing "Nocturne,"
Considering the amount of time they had to practice, "lfca's Castle" and "Let My People
Go" were superbly done.
Although they only appeared twice, those two times will still be fresh in the minds of the
people who will come to the concerts next year.
FRONT ROW Left to Right: Karen Hutchins, Bonnie Loy Elliott, Barbara Bourne, Kathryn Hutchins Karen
Shirley Karen Kuchenreuther, Adel Herbst. BACK ROW: Darlene Skogstrom, Ruth Shierk Sandra Hut
ch1ns Evelyn McK1m, Jeri Kae Voight, Sandra Shumway, Kathy Dermand.
The Syrnphonettes, formerly the L'Allegro Club, are a
select group of girls chosen by the organization itself with
the help of Mr. Carver.
The Symphonettes always appear in formals and open with
Browning's stirring"TheYear's at theSpring." Other numbers
in their repertoire include: "Tea for Two", "Speak Low",
"Strange Music", "O Holy Night", and "Ave Verum." Their
interpretation of "With a Song in My Heart," with trumpet
accompaniment by Bill Fain, was a highlight in the Spring
The girls are a popular group with adult organizations,
and they performed for many banquets, service clubs and the
"One doesn't even have to hear them to enjoy them", is
one compliment given to the sixteen attractive girls, but they
also have a beautiful sound and never fail to highly entertain
STUDE 'I' CUUNCIL
FIRST ROW: Left to Right: Darlene Skogstrom, Nancy Kain, Marilyn Dreesman, Karen Shirley, Sharon
Powers, Karen Hutchins, Adel Herbst. SECOND ROW: Mr. Ross, Evelyn McKim, Connie Drone, Cheryl
Vander Waal, Ted Finley, Joe Troutman, Don Cook. THIRD ROW: Larry Obrecht, Dick Vipond, Nidas
Dermand, Gary Bernau, Dave Richardson, ,Terry Downey, Tom Hutchison.
This year the Student Council was capably headed by J oe Troutman, assisted by Vice-P res-
ident, Don Cook: Secretary, Cheryl Vander Waal, and Treasurer, Nidas Dermand. V.I.P.'s
on our council are Cheryl Vander Waal who was elected State Secretary and Conference Vice-
President, and Don Cook, District Treasurer. Karen Shirley was a candidate for District Officer
and National Convention delegate.
Student Council undertook several projects this year. Big annual project was the Christmas
family. They were well provided for with gifts brought by students. Our special project was
collecting money for the March of Dimes. Climax of this campaign was "The Spring Thaw,"
a semi-formal dance. Student Council also organized sock hops after several of the basketball
Under Student Council leadership a Pep Club was initiated and will be ready for action next
All in all, it's been a successful year for the Student Council of A.H.S.
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FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Dennis Schoby, Lloyd Broesder, Dennis Olson, Ed Berninghauser, Harley Trout-
man, Richard Rochleau, Don Hansen, Paul Opheim, Dean Benschoter, Francis Bjustrom, Mr. Sefrit.
SECOND ROW: Arlen Benschoter, Ron Rochleau, Joe Troutman, Gary Bernau, Harold Bjustrom, Don Hurn,
Richard Olson, Dick Davis, Jim Klemm, Larry Wyatt. THIRD ROW: Harold Bosworth, Gary Jennings,
Allen Reid, Eulan Schuller, Stan Hansen, Duane Kueck, Don Schaap, Richard Schmidt, Larry Kueck, Dave
Seiler, Gordon Braun. FOURTH ROW: Mike Seiler, Darrel Arend, Larry St. John, Ronald Wyatt, David
Johnson, Larry Hudson, Carl Brown, Robert Smith, James Arend, Jerry Ferstl.
The F.F.A. is an organization for training today's students tobetomorrow's farmers.
The boys perform various community service activities such as serving at the evening school
banquet and taking corn yield tests for farmers.
The F.F.A. speaking contests are a major event of the year. In 1955, the boys took gold
awards at the sub-district contest as follows: Gary Bernau, F.F.A. creed speakingg Larry Kueck,
public speaking: Joe Troutman, extemporaneous speakingg and the parliamentary procedure team
which consisted of Stan Hansen, Harold Bosworth, David Seiler, Jerry Ferstl. and Dennis Schoby.
At the district contest Joe Troutman got a gold award in extemporaneous speaking.
Another major event is the annual parent-son banquet the boys have.
This year's officers were: President, Joe Troutman, Vice-President, Harold Bosworthg
Secretary, Jim Klemmg Treasurer, Harold Bjustromg Reporter, Larry Kueck, and Sentinel,
Harley T routman.
G. A. A.
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FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Mrs. Lavigne, Joan Urch, Carol Hayes, Karen Hutchins, Karen Kuch-
enreuther, Betty Peirce, Marcia Cowan, Elaine Branson, Judy Cowan, Helen Kuhlman, Marilyn
Palmer, Marvel Hansen, Delores Eisenbarth. SECONDROW: Karen Johnson, Ruth Shierk, Marilyn
J asperson, Dorothy Beisch, Paula Priebe, Pat Wetzel, Judy Lowman, Carol Godfredson, Maureen
Roepke, Delores Thompson, Shirley Lowman, Paula Schmidt, Sandra Elwood, Glen-Dora Patton.
TI-HRD ROW: Pat Van Allen, Connie Priebe, Cormie Drone, Virginia Dale, Maribel Kain, Beverly
Humphrey, Sandra Steinblock, Bev Gerber, Nancy Kain, Karen Shirley, Marlys Long, Judy Reiken,
Marlene Gade. FOURTH ROW: Sue Sprague, Cleone Crawford, Pat Ferris, Virginia Simons,
Marilyn Dreeseman, Marlene Johnson, Sandra Strahorn. Judy Dahlhauser, Lorelie Rupp, Cheryl
Vander Waal, Sandra Shumway, Karen Helmers, Bev Hovey.
G.G.A., the largest girls' organization, strives to promote interest in
athletics and sportsmanship.
Under the supervision of Mrs. Lavigne they started the year with the
initiation of the Freshmen. Other activities throughout the year were
the Sports Dance, girls' intramurals, and the B.S.P. QBaby Shower
Picnicj for Mrs. Lavigne.
This year's officers: President, Karen Kuchenreutherg Vice-Pres-
ident, Betty Peirce: Secretary, Kathryn Hutchinsg Treasurer, Sandra
Shumway and all the Senior girls in G.A.A. leave school with best
wishes for next year's G.A.A.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Mary Shore, Betty Peirce, Betsy McConnell, Dorothy Beisch, Sandra Elwood
Darlene Skogstrom, Judy Lowman, Marilyn J asperson, SharonJohnson, Lorraine Braun, Mr. Deines. SEC-
OND ROW: Judy Steinblock, Bev Gerber, Dorothy Gade, Shirley Lowman, Marlene Gade, Ruth Shierk
Janice Lundh, Marlene Johnson, Sandra Shumway, Marilyn Dreeseman. THIRD ROW: Cheryl Vander Waal
Judy Dahlhauser, Bill Laing, Ed Carney, Bev Hovey, Jae Givens, Bev James, Gwen Egel, Tom Hutchison
Joe Kruckenberg, Glenn Strayer.
Consisting of nearly thirty members the Camera Club has carried on its duties with the
highest degree of excellence. Under the guidance of faculty advisor, Mr. Deines, it has been
working hard along side of Mr. DeMouth and the annual staff to put out a good yearbook.
President Shirley Lowman, Vice-President Dick Vipond, SecretaryJudy Lowman, and Treas-
urer Tom Hutchison have kept the club on the job to cover every activity. The club received
attention when outstanding photographer, Dave Phillips covered and took some excellent shots of
the basketball boys in their ascent to sub- state play.
Like anything else the club is not all work and no play. For instance, smuggling coke and
doughnuts into the dark room can be risky if caught, or a good double exposure is always good for
The club covered all activities as well as educating new members in the photographic field.
Newspaper work has been stressed while showing the importance of photography in science.
One of the major duties of the club this year was the undertaking of the individual class
pictures, which the Camera Club carried out with flying colors.
Miss Torkelson, who is head lib-
rarian, orders all books and magazines
for the library. Her assistants are the
girls in study hall who volunteer their
time to check out books and magazines.
These girls help keep the shelves
dusted and in order, keep track of the
overdue books, catalog new books, file
cards, and many other tasks that go with
keeping the library in order.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Norma Gatton, Myrna Jennings, Janice
Meyer, Sandra Elwood, Luanna Alt, Linda Pentecost, Sharon
Strayer, Janice Markla, Avis Finley, Cheryl Vander Waal,
Judy Dahlhauser, Sue Sprague, Miss Torkelson.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Mr. Palmer,
Adel Herbst, Ailene Quaday, Cheryl Vander
Waal, Ruth Shierk, Nancy Kain, Karen
Shirley, SECOND ROW: Joe Troutman,
Dave Philips, Larry Obrecht, Dick Vipond,
Under the able coaching of Mr. Palmer, the Algona
debate team achieved a good record. They competed
for honors in contests including the Coe College Forensic
Toumament and the Gustavus Adolphus Debate.
The debate team consisting of Cheryl Vander Waal,
Barb Bourne, Dave Phillips, and Dick Vipond had a suc-
cessful season including a victory over Ottumwa, which
later won first place in the state contest.
Larry Obrecht received a scholarship for his work
at the Buena Vista College Forensic Meet. He also re-
ceived the only superior rating that was awarded for dis-
cussion at the Coe College Tournament.
Karen Shirley and Ruth Shierk, interpretive readers,
both achieved high ratings for their work. Freshman Tom
Hutchison participated in the finals in radio speaking at
Coe College and received an excellent rating.
Also participating in forensic activities were Adel
Herbst, Joe Troutman, Ailene Quaday, Nancy Kain and
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FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Miss Soutter, Sharon Gregory, Donna Hansen, Mary Shore, Betty
Peirce, Luamla Alt, Marcia Cowan, Jane Reid,Janioe Meine, Myrna Jennings. SECOND ROW:
Shirley Lowman, Carol Thompson, Paula Schmidt, Lorraine Braun, Dearme Eisenbarth,
Avis Finley, Bev Gerber, Irene Opheim, Betty Ringsdorf, Janice Meyer. THIRD ROW:
Carol Godfredson, Shirley Sorenson, Janice Markla, Virginia Simons, Myrna Fries, Dorothy
Gade, Marlene Gade, Karen Kuchenreuther, Sharon Strayer.
The Future Business Leaders of America under the supervision of Miss
Soutter started the year pretty good with their candy and bake sales. They send
representatives to the state F.B.L.A. Convention at Cedar Falls. Their main
project was the making of an F.B.L.A. scrapbook for the spring art exhibit.
Other projects for the year were soliciting for Tag Dayfretarded children's
drivej, making toys for underprivileged children for Glristmas, and printing
F.B.L.A. handbooks for club members.
Of course, the F.B.L.A. never would have made it without its capable
officers. They are: President, Kathryn Hutchins, Vice-President, Janice
Marklag Secretary, Virginia Simons: and Treasurer, Luanna Alt.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Marilyn Richardson, Betsy McCoru1ell, Karen Hutchins, Linda Pentecost, Joan
Urch, Judy Adams, Sharon Powers, Karen Helmers, Sharon Kenyon, Delores Eisenbarth, Marvel Hanson,
Donna Mae Hanson, Judy Cowan, Helen Kuhlmann. SECOND ROW: Janice Meyer, Glen-Dora Patton, Carol
Thompson, Sandra Medin, Judy Gregory, Elaine Montgomery, Deanne Eisenbarth, Bev Gerber, Fae Loss,
Darlene Fries, Joyce Durante, Lorraine Braun, Miss Nutter. THIRD ROW: Avis Strickler, Paula Schmidt,
Janice Lundh, Virginia Dale, Judy Lowman, Shirley Lowman, Marlene Gade, Marcia Anderson, Dorothy
Gade, Avis Finley, Patricia Gilbert, Luanna Alt, Beverly Humphrey, Paula Priebe. FOURTH ROW: Karen
Johnson, Sharron Strayer, Linda Parsons, Edith Christiansen, Mimi Wright, Judy Dahlhauser, Cleone.
Crawford, Evelyn McKim, Bev Hovey. Janice Markla, Kay Brayton, Peggy Hardgrove, Myrna Jennings.
The F.H.A. spent quite a year having initiation of officers first thing last
fall. The officers are: President, Dorothy Gade: Vice-President, Kathryn
Hutchins: Secretary, Betsy McConnell: and Treasurer, Marlene Gade.
For their first project they sponsored a Better Breakfast Week and took
a poll of the students' breakfasts. At Christmas time they went carolling at the
County Home and also made stuffed toys for little -children.
The F.H.A. and the F.F.A. had a dance club. lt helped everyone in pre-
paration for the prom. They learned everything from the waltz to jitterbugging to
At Easter time they made Easter baskets for the hospital patients which
were greatly appreciated.
Then, of course, throughout the year they helped add to their treasury by
serving at banquets at the Annex. Topping the year's work was the spring picnic.
All in all, the girls, under the sponsorship of Miss Nutter, really did a
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Connie Priebe, Marilyn Dreese-
man, Darlene Skogstrom, Carol Hayes, Ioan Urch, Janice
Rochleau, Ailene Quaday. SECOND ROW: Mr. Chiquet,
Bev James, Lorelie Rupp, Il1I1i0r Cook. Perry St. John. J0hI1
Moxley. THIRD ROW: lance Stephens, Vemon Christoffers,
Fred Strahorn, Jim Anderson, Tom Hutchison, Rosina Walker.
A Pep Club was reorganized this year
under the supervision and guidance of the
Student Council. It has the largest member-
ship of any organization in the school. Its
purpose is to promote pep and school spirit.
Organized late in the year the club will be
in full force next year.
Its officers are: President, Larry Ob-
rechtg Vice-President, Jerry Downey: Sec-
retary, Karen Kuchenreutherg and Treasurer, I
Tom Hutchison, along with class represent-
atives Don Cook and Maribel Kain.
This year's French Club is lead by
four capable and energetic officers.
They are President, Carol Hayes: Vice-
President, Perry St. John: .Secretary-
Treasurer, Connie Priebe, and Parlia-
mentarian, Darlene Skogstrom.
As one of the high school's smaller
organizations they are already working
their way up the ladder by the comple-
tion of a French flag, the pledge of new
members and making dolls dressed to
represent different French provinces for
the school's spring exhibit.
The members try to live up to
their pledge which says they will pro-
mote interests in French.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Jerry Downey, Don Cook,
Larry Obrecht, Tom Hutchison, Marlbel
Kain, Karen Kuchenreuther.
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Perry Hagg, Betsy McConnell, Ronette Metcalfe, Bonnie Elliott, Sandra Rich
Sandra Elwood, Joan Urch, Beverly Gerber, Judy Pickett, Vernon Reisner, Nancy Kain. SECOND ROW
Connie Drone, Maribel Kain, Nickie Clarke, Eunice Gade, Junior Cook, Judy Dahlhauser, Ronald Adreon
Edith Christiansen, Marilyn Dreesman, Pat Ferris. THIRDROW: Beverly James, Gwen Egel, Bob Norman
Don Moore, Tom Hutchinson, Jerry Rupp, Bob Bahr, Tom Kenefick, Howie Funk.
A DIO VISUAL
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Don Hansen, VernonReisner, Allen
Reid, John Moxley, Dean Benschoter, Mike Seiler. SECOND
ROW: Gene Helmers, Bob Harms, Bob Zweifel, Charles John-
son, Truman Shackelford, Dave Phillips, Alvin Christiansen,
Jae Givens, Ed Carney.
Mr. Carol . . .
Mrs. Carol . .
Lizzie . . .
Joan . . . .
Jeannie . . .
Ginger . . . .
Tommy Green .
Eddie Davis . . .
Mr. Hoffman .
. . . .Joe Troutman
. . . Evelyn Mckim
. . . . Sharon Gregory
. ...... Ruth Shierk
. . . Karen Kuchenreuther
. . . . . . .J'ackieLaing
. . . Charles Harmon
. . . Harley Troutman
. . . Pete Langrnack
. . . . Ailene Quaday
The senior class play, "Time Out for Ginger," directed by Mr. McDowell,
concerned a small town banker's daughter going out for the boys' football team.
She made the team thus making her sisters lose their standing among the jtmior
and senior girls.
Ginger's boy friend tries to persuade her not to go out for the team and
so does everyone else except her father. The big day comes when Ginger gets
put into the game with three minutes left to play. The other team laughs so
hard that they can't even stop her from making a touchdown. She gets ridiculed
so much she decides she would rather act like a girL In the end even her boy
friend forgives her.
Bernice . . .
Carol . . .
Ruby . . . . .
Miss Hayworth . . .
Miss Pauline Pooley . . .
Miss Geraldine Carr
. . . Irene Ophiem Oliver Lee Oliver . . B111 Moxiey
. . . Sharron Strayer Emily Manning . . Elaine Branson
. . . Sandra Hutchins Lotus Smith ...... . . Perry St John
. . . Barbara Bourne Cobina Colgate Brewster Lorelie Rupp
. ..... Dick Vipond Gilbert Glyer . . . Larry Kueck
. . . . Cheryl Vander Waal Other Students .... . . .... Eugene Helmers
. . . . Karen Shirley
UNIOR CLASS PLAY
The lights dimmed, people hushed and to the strains of "The
Halls of Ivy" the curtain opened on thelunior Class Play, "Mr. Co-Ed."
Lotus Smith, the long-lost grandchild of the wealthy Cobina Col-
gate Brewster, is expected to arrive at the select girls' school at any
minute, and save the school fwith the grandmothers moneyj from the
Lotus turns out to be a boy, and Miss Pooleyfan extremely ath-
letic gym instructorj and the poetry spouting Miss Carr are nearly
driven to distraction trying to prevent Mrs. Colgate Brewster, who
has never seen the child, from finding out she is not a girl.
But the school snob, Ruby, manages to spill the beans and the
story is out. But all is not lost. Cobina is smitten with the janitor,
Lotus falls for Emily, and Cedar Hill turns co-educational to the delight
of the students, and secretly the joy of the old maid teachers.
J ae Givens, Jody Cutler, Sandra Shumway Nancy
Kain, Connie Drone, Janice Meme Marcia Cowan
Jake ..... . . . . . Wayne Williams
Danny Churchill . . . ..... Larry Wicks
Louie ....... . . . Richard Schmidt
Cactus . ..... Paul Ophiem
Lucky . . . . Larry Hudson
Pete . . . . . Larry Hutzell
Lank . . . .... John Moxley
Molly ,,... . , . Sharon Powers
Sam Mason . . . . . Tom Hutchison
Eaglerock . ...... ..... P at Ferris
Lieutenant Caddigan . . .... Bob Bahr
This year's F reshman-Sophomore play, directed by Mr,
McDowell, was "Girl Crazy." It was the lilting comedy of
how a playboy from the city, Danny Churchill, played by Larry
Wicks goes to the deserted Buzzard Ranch in the old West to
live for one year. His romantic interest is the local post-
mistress, Sharon Powers. Richard Schmidt helps add laughs
to the play as he plays the part of the cabby from the city that
brought Danny to the ranch. Opposite the rather reluctant
cabby is Karen Hutchins who plays a boy-crazy girl who's
after a husband. Johnny Moxley as the outlaw adds intrigue
to this exciting comedy put on by the two classes.
Jean . .
Lute . .
C ASS PLAY
. . Karen Hutchins
. Marcia Anderson
. . Kathy Dermand
. . . . Judy Pickett
. . . Paula Priebe
, , Maribe1Kain
. . . Judy Adams
. . . J wiior Cook
. . . . Jerry Lewis
On a wintry night, a game of chess
The conference play, directed by Mr. McDowell, "Which is the Way to Boston" was
given at the Hampton festival where one-act play troupes from all of the schools par-
ticipated. The AHS group also attended the State Dramatic Festival at Iowa City.
Included in the cast were Sharon Powers as Mary Harvey, Larry Obrecht as Chris
Harvey, Ailene Quaday as Martha and Herb Schmidt who was John Harvey.
According to a legend an old man would knock at doors on stormy nights and ask
the way to Boston. Shortly after this there would be a death in the house. It was a
calculating play leaving one to wonder whether or not suspicions might not carry a germ
of truth along the way.
Before the sadness, laughter
Don Cook, King of Sports crowns the
Queen of Sports, Karen Kuchenreuther.
Candidates for sports' king and queen: Larry Christiansen, Don Cook, Nidas Dermand
Jim Galbraith, Paula Schmidt, Karen Kuchenreuther, Betty Peirce, Shirley Lowman
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Doug and his mermaid .... I et too much.
Ah, this coffee's good. It must have been a funny one.
Stillmans greet Seniors. f'Hey, who turned on the lights?"
"Ricki," Chuck and "Ev" "A1v"
The annual staff, when you get right down to it, was made up of about 15 people.
There is a lot that goes into the making of an annual. You need people to sell it, take
pictures for it, do the write-ups for it, type it and just put it all together.
This year with the wonderful help of Mr. DeMouth and Mr. Stevenson we had about
three or four people who could take the pictures and then develop them. We had a good
sales' manager and a few people who would sell the annuals. About two typists were all
we could round up and then the co-editors put the whole thing together.
We think these 15 people have dcme a wonderful job and we hope that next year's
seniors can do just as well.
Pete Langmack is not pictured.
He was at home working on this.
Gervie," Ruth, Shirley and "Hov" "Cookie" and "BePe
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The year is 1979, the 125th anniversary of the founding of our fair city. We are at the fairgrounds
having a big celebration for the occasion. Most of the graduates of A.H.S. that were in school during the
Centennial are here again reminiscing "the good old days."
There's the Kossuth County surveyor Chuck Palmer at the ticket window, and if it isn't Ron Rochleau
directing traffic. I'll bet he's soliciting votes for his "Herd of Farm Voters" he organized. There's the
Secretary of Agriculture, Eulan Schuller over in the other lane with Joe and Harley Troutman. Joe del-
ivered the longest filibuster in the history of the Senate the other day. Harley was opposing him on the
bill.--Darn traffic.--Oh! Ohl Here come three teachers from the Algona system. Miss Carol Thompson,
principal of the new grade school here, Miss Beverly Gerber, an elementary teacher, and the prominent
Miss Dorothy Gade who has been elected "Teacher of the Year" by the National Education Association.
l thought Marlene Gade who is an anatomy professor at Vassar, and Adel Herbst who is an organ teacher
at New York High School of Music and Arts would be with them but I didn't see them.
I'd better be getting to the grandstand if l'm going to see all the entertainment. Why there's Jeanne
Capesius. She's a buyer for Sac's on Fifth Avenue. You guessed it--gunny sacks. And the stately Nidas
Dermand over there, he's the professor of Greek philosophy at Harvard now. Ronald Bilyeu and Dearme
Eisenbarth are over by the concession stand. Ron is owner of Ron's Rapid Restaurant, a short order
place in Des Moines. Deanne is running a tea room here in town and runs a farm on the side.
Ahll Here's a good seat for the program. Well I guess l'm a little early. There's Drusilla Opheim
the new mayor of Sexton. There are several of the girls that have come up from Des Moines. Shirley
Sorenson is a secretary for a travel offioe, Jane Reid also a secretary and bookkeeper for Banker's Life
and Casualty Company, Marilyn Kearney and Sharon Gregory working at Younkers in Des Moines, Four
rows down are four more of the fellows. Dennis Olson is busy developing a new type of bean plant with no
vines, Arlen Benschotter has an orange grove in California, Harold Bosworth is a rancher in Wyoming,
and Fred Erickson who struck oil digging post holes on his farm near here.
Ahl Here comes Gerald Hanson, who is the chairman of the Kossuth County Fair Board, to welcome
everybody. First on the program is David Bunting who came from New York to play for us. What does
that say? -- "Groan and Grunt with David Bunt." Bill Fain's jazz band with Phil Anderson at the piano
and Alvin Christiansen on the clarinet was supposed to be here but they're tied up in New Orleans. Next
Kay Brayton from Hollywood will direct a short play in which Ruth Shierk, who has just given her first
recital at the Met, will star as Madame Flutterby.
Let's take another look around here between acts. There are the co-editors of the magazine "Don't
Go Overboard," Karen Kuchenreuther and Betty Peirce with their copy boy, Charles Harmon. Down another
row is Phil Schneider who is playing end for the Los Angeles Rams, and Jim Galbraith who is owner and
manager of "Gabby's Galloping Galoots" anindependent basketball team. Next to them is Larry Christensen
who is author of that new best seller, "Out of School Halls, lnto the Pool Halls." Rumor has it that he has
been seen lately with the National roller skating figure champion, Paula Schmidt. Over here to my right
are several more ot the girls of that Class of '55, Lorraine Braun who is at last the "brains" of the Braun
School for Backward Books, Cleone Crawford who is Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Gwen Egel
who just finished her fifth face at Rushmore's Memorial, Myrna Fries a beauty operatorwin the new Iowa
Hotel, Beverly Hovey who gave up nursing a while back because an old man ran her down with his wheel
chair, Kathryn Hutchins and Betty Ringsdorf who are both models in Chicago, and on the end is Marilyn
J asperson who owns a baby oil factory in Kansas City.
Next on the program is James Klemrn who is following in the footsteps of "Pinky" Lee and Dick
Davis the second Burl Ives. Who's that taking pictures down there? Why it's Shirley Lowman photographer
for the New York Times. Gee, there's another group of the graduates. There's Jackie Laing secretary to
the F.B.I. Next to her are Mary Shore a nurse and Janice Lundh an X-Ray technician both at Rochester.
Bev St. John and Marge Mittag are secretaries and Betsy McConnell who was "Miss America" a few years
ago are there. Donna Powers, who is putting the power into Power's models and Ailene Quaday who is
writing verses for Halmark greeting cards arenext. Richard Shipler just gave a talk on the National Guard
in the defense of the U. S. to conclude the program for the afternoon.
Whew, boy it's hard getting out of those stands. What's all the commotion over there? Oh, you might
know it's a group of girls wanting "Shag" Cook's autograph. He's taken the place of Marlon Brando in
the hearts of women. Lynette Rutledge, manager of a new dime store, is one of the girls. Standing with
"Shag" is Pete Langmack a cartoonist for pocket books when not busy engineering. Perry Hagg who has
been wimiing sports car races with his Ford on the Pan-American Highway with Don Schaap, his mechanic,
and Darrell Steven who just ran the four minute mile. Mmm--five-thirty. l'd better start home. It's
too bad the rest of the '55 class couldn't be here. Ed Broesder is driving a taxi in New York, Judy Sorenson
is touring Europe in a Buick sports car, Evelyn McKim is teaching U. S. Army Personnel's children in
Germany. Jack Amon is in a motorcycle race in Chicago, Jack Norman is a big game hunter in Africa,
Neil Anderson is a chemist for DuPont laboratories and Rose Dangelser is a yodeler on her show from
Del Rio, Texas. Whoopsl Better be careful, there goes Pat Etherington, the first woman on the Iowa
Highway Patrol. I'm just hurrying home so l can watch my favorite TV programs, "What's My Line?"
with Karon Downey and Stan Hansen on "Ghost of the Town." Bye.
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Processional: "Pomp and Circumstancenn- .... Elgar
"The Trombone King"-March .... ..... Ki ng
"La Boheme"-Selection .,............... Puccini - Johnson
High School Band
Russell Guster, Director
"Give Me Your Tired, Your Poorv--- .... Ringwald
"The Lord's Prayer" ....................... .... M alotte
High School Mixed Chorus
Del Carver, Director
Darlene Skogstrom, flccompanist
Address ........,............... Rev. Reuben K. Youngdahl
Pastor, Mount Olivet Lutheran Church
"The Impossible Becomes Possible"
Honors Announcements .... .... M r. E. R. Legler
Presentation of Class 1955 ..... .... M r. O. B. Laing
Presentation of Diplomas .... .... Mr . Perry Collins
Benediction ........................ Rev. O. Leonard Nelson
Pastor, First Lutheran Church
1955 GRADUATION AWARDS
Bel Canto Vocal and Instrumental .......
P. E. O. Four year English .... Evelyn McK1m
D. A. Three year Social Science ........
Wa Tan Ye Commercial . Karen Kuchenreuther
National AAA Poster ...... Pete langmack
LC. Outstanding Athlete ....... Don Cook
Delphian 9th Grade English. .Elaine Montgomery
Eighth Grade History ......... Joel Harris
Iowa State Teachers College .... Adel Herbst
. Joe Troutman
. .Don Cook
Buena Vista ............ Larry Obrecht
Bar Association Honorary Award . . Joe Troutman
Iowa State College .......
Drake ....... . . . . .
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