Alta Community High School - Cyclone Yearbook (Alta, IA)
- Class of 1959
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High school days are happy days, filled with memorable
experiences, laughter and good times. High school days are
full of hard work as we strive to develop ourselves, and try to
achieve what we want to be.
As we grow older, we'll forget some of the good times and
savor only the best. This, our yearbook, will then be our only
tangible record of the happy days of our youth, days that we
can never live again. The only way that we will then be able
to retrace these times, will be through this book. We've tried
to recapture some of the fun, the laughter, and the hard work
that went into our years at Alta High. This, then is our record.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
During the year . . . Cy-
clone loyalty . .. striving
toward leadership . . .
household skill . . . develop-
ment skill and co-ordination
. . . our journalist . . . Christ-
mas Formal . . . rouge, pow-
der, and paint . . . profes-
sional advice . . . facing the
future . . . school treasurers
. . . hard work and concen-
tration . . . GRA , . . FHA
. . . FFA . . . Scarlet and
Black , . . Annual Staff . . .
Cyclonettes . . . Lettcrmen's
Club . . . It's all in the mak-
Front row: Keith Smit :Business Managerf, Martha Becker 4Co-Editorr, Sherrill Peterson tCo-Editorl,
Susan Norton tBustness Managert
Second row: Connie Langlet, Nancy Pederson. Eleanor Remtllard, Frances Dahl, Doris R, Johnson. Bon-
nee Lauridsen. Judith Johnston, Karen Kraemer, Virginia Fredericks, Sharon Patterson, Doris M.
Third rttzv Flarv Huseynati, Suzann Syndergaard. Darlvs Anderson. Barbara Gustafson, Susan Mangold,
Sandra Svetidsen, Linda Cone, Diane Holtz, Emma Jean Rasmussen. Janet Smith
Fourth row: Kenneth Pruden, Dennis Otto. Norman Peterson. Paul Turnquist. Darrell Banta, Alan Harms,
Larry Frantz. David Anderson. Clem Ledoux, Mike Langlet, Kenneth Qutrk
Fifth row: Martin Gltenke, Larry Lichtenberg, Lowell Harms, Donald Peterson. Ronald Hoops. Merle Lar-
son, Gordon Radke, Marlin Cone, Clayton Porter, David Fiiedrich
Editors Sherrill Peterson and Martha Becker and
the staff advisor, Mr. Fuller, directed the 1959 Cy-
clone publication. Financial affairs were handled by
the business managers, Susan Norton and Keith Smit
with Dick Wilt and Jane Endreson as their assistants.
The staff members worked diligently throughout the
year capturing and recording memorable events.
This year the students canvassed the community
for annual sales. The community responded whole-
heartedly and the goal for the annual sales was reach-
ed. Dianne Schuler and Dennis Radke were crowned
"King and Queen" for selling the most annuals.
This year there are more pages and pictures than
in previous years. Another added attraction in this
year's annual is the tinted pictures. The annual pre-
sents a record of the year's activities and pictorial re-
view of the students and their school life.
VVe hope that each one of you will enjoy the 1959
Cyclone. Pictures were taken by Buntrock and Salie
Studio of Storm Lake. VVe wish to thank everyone
who had a part in making the annual a success. YEARBQQK ROYALTY
King Dennis Radke
Queen Dianne Schuler
Front row: Carole Walton: Ruth Lietz. Janet Peterson, Ida Mae Hinkeldey. Janet Swanson. Connie Lich-
tenlierg. Karen Ltetz. Annette Schmidt, Marcia Hutton, Laverne Lichtenberg, Jane Endreson,
Second row' Carolyn Sttlle. Mary Louise Otto. Kathy Rndke. Dianne Schttler. Dale Vvdene. Donna Becker.
Charles Pfalzgraf, Karen Ankerson, Alice Noble. Nancy Kitidwall. Carol Johnson
Third row' Dick Wilt. Joe Syndergaard. Garv Walton. u:'E'l'idP!l Carlson, Dennis Radke. Robert Htnkeldev,
Kent Huseman, Jon Stille. Ronald Preston. Eugene Peterson, Jerry Otto, Michael Morrow
Judy Johnston fScarlet and Black Co-editori and Martha
Becker tCyclone Co-editorl at the Publications Workshop
at the University of Iowa.
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Front row: Judith Johnston tCo-editorr, Susan Norton 4Co-editorr
Second row: Connie Langlet, Sally Carpenter, Sherrill Peterson, Carole Walton, Emma
Jean Rasmussen, Linda Sandine, Margaret Sandine, Judy Jones, Doris M, John-
Third row: Bonnee Lauridsen, Suzann Syndergaard, LaVerne Lichtenberg, Carol John-
son. Karen Lietz, Sandra Svendsen, Diane Holtz, Jean Mangold
Fourth row: Janet Swanson, Karen Ankerson, Dianne Schuler, Charles Pfalzgraf, Paul
Turnquist, Dennis Radke, Martha Becker, Mary Louise Otto, Connie Lichtenberg
Working under the supervision of the editors, Jud-
ith Johnston and Susan Norton, a fine group of versa-
tile reporters composed the H58-59" Scarlet and
Black staff. Many improvements were made in this
Ears weekly publication. The staff advisor was Mrs.
Susie Norton and Judy Johnston
Scarlet and Black Editors
Martha Becker, Sherrill Peterson
3IST NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION
AT KANSAS CITY
HARRY S. TRUMAN
Front row: Miss Kundel fAdvisert, Nancy Kindwall rSecretaryt, Martha Becker fPresidentl, Doris
R. Johnson :Vice-Presidentm, Alice Noble nTreasurerr
Second row: Suzann Syndergaard, Darlys Anderson. Karen Banta, Barbara Gustafson, Susan
Mangold, Karen Lietz, Daphne Holmes, LaVerne Lichtenberg, Sandra Svendsen, Tyanne
Pierson, JoAnn Warren
Third row: Connie Lichfenberg, Janet Swanson. Marcia Hutton, Mary Louise Otto, Karen Anker-
son, Donna Becker, Dianne Schuler, Annette Schmidt, Carolyn Stille, Carol Johnson
There are 51 members in FHA. The officers
are: President, Martha Becker: Vice-President,
D0I'iS R. Johnson: Secretary, Alice Noble: Treas-
urer, Nancy Kindwall. The present District FHA
Music Chairman is Karen Ankerson and the past
District FHA Recreation Chairman was Connie
The activities we had this year were installa-
tion of officers, served lunch at adult-night school,
Watermelon hula hoop picnic for the new members
in the fall. regular meetings, sponsoring FHA
Christmas Dance, bake sale, and attended District
and State FHA Conventions.
Front row: Sharon Patterson, Nancy Pedersen, Eleanor Remillard. Lizabeth Peters. Judy Jones, Margaret
Turnquist. Sally Carpenter. Carolyn Larson, Doris M, Johnson. Connie Langlet
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Second row: Judy Ericksen, Margaret Sandine. Carole Walton, Sherrill Peterson, Karen McGowan, Miss
Kundel iAdxiseru, Karen Hartman, Linda Sandine. Jane Endreson, Beverly Hanson. Karen
Third row: Janet Smith. Janet Peterson, Jean Maneold, Diane Holtz, Jolene Huseman, Janet Peterson,
Sharen Huseman, Janet Peters. Marva Dierenield, Sheila Kreizien
IT'S ALL IN
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The Junior-Senior haiitiuvt and
prom was held April 23 in the
Alta Legion hall, with the iuniors
staging an elaborate party,
The theme of the event was
"Away Ilown South" with differ-
ent scenes around the rooin pre-
senting life in the south, These
seenes were done in the manner
of murals. hut with the fisiures
standing out from the hack-
ground, giving depth to the
The Mardi Gras scene was
decorated w'ith balloons, serpen-
tine, confetti and colored figures
of clowns and the merry makers
of the original Mardi Gras in col-
The Southern Plantation scene
depicted a mansion on a large
plantation, with southern bt-lles
and gentlemen socializing on the
'Phe Hillhillv seene depir-ted the
hillbillies and all their livestock
dancing, singing, working, and
A Way Down South
lust lv-ing lazy.
The VX'aterfront or XK'hart pie-
sented colored neople fishing, and
working around the water.
Showhoat, the final sc:-ne, was
huilt on the stage. with one deck
using the floor of the stage. It
was carried out very inurh as the
river showhoats of lon! ago.
showing all the gait-ty of those'
Dinner was served at 6:30 nm.,
with l6 sonhomores serving as
waiters and waitresses, all of
whom were dressed in southern
style. The dinner was prenared
hx' the mothers of the Junior
The tables were tastefully deco-
rated with streamers down thc
center of the white tablecloths,
Candles in pastel colors were
used as well as cut flowers, and
red and white nutcups decorated
with clown figures.
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Southern Colonel - - Kenneth Quirk
Mnsler of Ceremonies
All Aliowrd for Fotton Town
- - Norman Prverson
VVeleome by Junior Class President
Olfl Nl7l!'l River - - - Larry Frnnfz
NI" Dreams of Dixieland
- - Fhfiries Phalzzrnf
Response lw Senior Class Pffiilfllwiil
C":irolin'i in The Rlornin' - Uzzrly' Anrlerson
Minstrel Breezes - Rev. FI. R. Peterson
C::n'1 Help Lovin' That Man
- - - - - - Karen Ankerson
Swziriee River Blues - - Gziry XV:illon
lboin' Vfhof Cenfes Nzifehnrly
- - - - - - - Corrlrm Pizifike
Sfvitliere Folonel - - Kennefli Qnirk
C'lo':e of 21 Soutli'-rn Jubilee
Waiters and Waitresses
M:irflI Crns: F:n'nees Dfilil and Dezm Rari-
l-ze. Karen lilly :ind Myron lwfflfllil'
Ilixielnnrlz L,inrl:1 Fone :infl Steve Peterson.
Nancy Kinflwzill find Tom Grigg
I'lnnf:ition: Daphne Holmes and Don Gus-
fI1ivF'lVl, Iririne Holtz finfi Jerry lin-
Down Ry The Flirielc - - Dnnny gniivli
as 71 smnrl in for '11-gi Jorgensen
Tirre Cornf- The Slimvlwom
Vfriirin' for llie Rolv-H F1 Levi'
- - - - Dixie liifllfl finfl flioriis
Siirnrnerfime - - Snllv Ffzriw 'wer
Fwfirief' - - Jim K'l'n'lqri5'
C'onnTry Flyle - C'Viei'v:s
Teri for 'l".'Jrl - - - lY77ll'l"Li Ho Zfirt
.Twin Klzingolrl, .lurljv Jones. 5 illy L.'li'iw::!v:
- - .lzinel IH-ferson, Filgfliii- Pc-I1-rson
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lixiliy Fzzee - - - Dixielfinrl Thnfl
XY:1y Dowii Yoniler in New f'lz'lv-:iris
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t':irpen?er. .liinet T'i'lei'sfni. Nl.n'y llnse-
ntwn, llziplinv Ilfflnies, .lfinel Sniilii. lim'-
fzi Ilzirinizin, Ronnie Preston, Tom XX':1ll.
.xlflll Ilrirnis, Roger Anderson, In-'in
Rufike. Myron Hficlke. Iiiigene P1-lerson.
Dixie Rand: Phil Sfokes. .lim Nlzielcviju.
RUQPF Anderson, Carole XY:il1on. Torn
Front row: Miss Edmondson 1AdviserI, Nancv Kindwall fsecretaryi, Ruth Lietz 1Presidentv, Connie Lich-
tenberg IVice'PresidentI, Connie Langlet 4Treasurerm
Second ww' Suzann Syndergaard, Uarlvs Anderson. Karen Banta, Barbara Gustafson, Susan Mangold,
Daphne Holmes. Karen Lietz, LaVerne Lichtenberg, Sandra Svendsen, Susan Norton. Tyanne
Pierson, JoAnn Warren, Carmen Nikoley'
Third row' Janet Swanscn, Marcia Hutton, Mary Louise Otto, Karen Ankerson. Donna Becker, Martha
Becker, Dianne Schuler, Kathy Radke, Alice Noble, Carolyn Stille, Carol Johnson
GRA this year consisted of fifty-six members. Of-
fcers elected were: Ruth Lietz, Presidentg Connie
Lichtenberg, Vice-President, Nancy Kindwall, Secre-
tary, and Connie Langlet, Treasurer. Our sponsor,
Miss Edmondson has worked hard to make GRA much
more active than it was last year.
Activities for the year started with a round robin
volleyball tournament. The Juniors won the series.
They won all four of the games they played. The bas-
ketball tournmaent was also won by the Juniors.
League bowling was one of two new activities started
this year. Teams were set up and competed against
each other for the title.
The trampoline team was the second addition. The
girls worked toward performing at basketball games
during next year's season. The senior girls again at-
tended the Girls' Basketball Tournament in Des
Moines. Extra outside activities included a dance and
playday. Aurelia, Storm Lake, and Cherokee were in-
vited to spend a day with us in fun.
Front row: Sharon Patterson, Nancy Pedersen, Eleanor Remillarcl, Judy Jones, Margaret, Turnquist Llza
beth Peters, Virginia Fredericks, Sally Carpenter, Doris M. Johnson
Second row: Linda Sandine. Janet Smith, Janet Peters, Diane Holtz. Linda Cone, Mary Huseman Jean
gold. Janet Peterson, Clara Rydstrom, Karen Hartman
Third row Karen Kraierner. Frances Dahl, Sheila Krenzien, Doris R. Johnson, Sherrill Peterson Judith
Johnston, Jane Endreson, Beverly Hanson, Carole Walton
Front row: Doris R. Johnson. Mary Huse-
man. Connie Lichtenberg, Linda Cone,
Second row: Daphne Holmes, Alice Noble
1PresidentI. Ruth Lietz 4Vice-Pres-
identv, Karen Kraemer 4Secretary-
Treasurern, Miss Edmondson 1Advis
Third row: Suzann Syndergaard, Sherrill
Peterson. Sally Carpenter, Janet Pe-
terson, Frances Dahl
Fourth row: Eleanor Remillard. Carole
Walton, Karen Lietz, Sharen Huse-
man, Judy Ericksen
Fifth row: Linda Sandine, Barbara Gus-
tafson, Nancy Pedersen. Virginia
Fredericks, Diane Holtz
Sixth row: Karen Hartman, Sandra
Svendsen, Karen Ankerson, Janet
Swanson, Darlys Anderson
Seventh row: Marcia Hutton, Nancy Kind-
v.'all. Carolvn Stille
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PEP CLUB ACTIVITIES
A,Pep Club was organized' at the beginning of the
basketball season this year. Our purpose is to promote
better sportsmanship and school spirit.
In order to be in the pep club the girls must at-
tend every home game at which they must wear white
blouses, dark skirts, and beanies.
The officers are: Alice Noble, Presidentg Ruth
Lietz, Vice-President: Karen Kraemer, Secretary-
Some of our activities this year have included
such things as making pom poms, pep signs and post-
ers, and also keeping up to date the schedule sign in
Doris M. Johnson, Sally Carpenter, Sheila Krenzien, Beverly Hanson, Janet Peters. Linda Sandiney Sharen
Huseman, Dianne Schuler, Donna Becker, Martha Becker, Mary Louise Otto, Janet Swanson. An
nette Schmidt. Marilyn Murphy, Janet Smith, Judy Jones. Lizabeth Peters, Eleanor Remillard
Sharon Patterson, and Susan Mangold Qkneeling on the floorb
Dan Tennyson lboy genius? - - Norman Peterson
Doris R. Johnson, Janet Swanson.
Clayton Porter, Gordon Radke
l-'mont :ou Kent Huseman, Claxton Porter, Dave Friedrich. Gordon Radke
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Second row Janet Swanson, Karen Ankerson, Darlys Anderson. Karen
Kraelner. Donna Becker
'l'hn'd xou Doris R. Johnson, Connie LlClllPlll?l'l'l,i
Fourth tow' Dennis Otto. Kenneth Qlnrk, Norman Peterson, Malvern
The action of the play centered around the trials
and tribulations in the life of Dan Tennyson played
by Norman Peterson. Dan, a young genius, was the
son of a psychology professor iG0rdy Radke? who
helped Dan to develop into a mental giant. Even
JUNIOR PLAY CAST
Linda Barnard tthe principals daughter and
Dan's girl? ' ' - - - Karen Kraemer
Jackie Tennyson lDan's pesky brother?
- ------- Malvern Huseman
Jeannie Wilson fJackie's girl? - Karen Ankerson
Margaret Tennyson lmother of the two boys?
- -------- Janet Swanson
Roger Tennyson lprofessor and father of
the two boysl ----- Gordon Radke
Walter P. Latherby fsoap manufacturer!
- - - - - - - - - Kenny Quirk
Puff lhrawny, but brainless athlete? - David Friedrich
Arthur Barnard lschool principal? - Clayton Porter
Miss Baker ffussy school teacher? - Doris R. Johnson
Carla Carlson fPuffs' girl? - Connie Lichtenberg
Rhodera la colorful, colored maid? - Darlys Anderson
Dr. Van Barf la psychiatrist! - - - Dennis Otto
Miss Booth 48 newspaper reporter? - Donna Becker
Policeman ------- Kent Huseman
though Dan had a fantastically capable mind, he was
troubled by many social problems.
Exactly opposite were the difficulties of Puff
lDave Friedrichl, the schools star athlete. Unless he
was able to raise his grades sufficiently, he would be
declared ineligible for the conference track meet.
Eventually the two boys found a way to help each
other out. Dan "volunteered" to tutor Puff if Puff's
friends would agree to assist him socially. The girls,
played by Karen Kraemer, Karen Ankerson, and Con-
nie Lichtenberg, decided to go along with the plan.
Although this arrangement included hypnosis, dancing
lessons, I.Q. tests, a class pin and parsnips, everything
Donna Becker, Dave Friedrich, Kent
Karen Kraemer, Norman Peterson
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PEP MEETING DOWNTOWN
Finally thi- day nl llurilc-c-miiiriu aiiixi-s, a day
that 1-xf'I'5 stiirli-nv nails lm: .lXl'Im' 'l'liuisda5 niiihfs OUR QUEEN
1'Xl'llL'Ill0IlY, Ilif-ic .vi-Iv' many slc-1-p5 lmll-is un Ilw stu- KATHY RADKE
df-nts' farm-5 during I-':ida5 rnwrning vlassm-5, As swim 'ix
school nah disnwisan-d 1'--1 tlii' Elf-YCITIINIII, a glmx swni-
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in eve-i'yune, Phil Nlarclnng z . '
the Hornefcoinimj Paradl- dmxn Main S1111-I fulloxu-d
lay our lx-dutiful Quuvn. Kathy Hadkl- and uni' hand
sunw King, Lfiiiy I-ic'l1I4-:ilu-i',g and Kalliyis attendants.
Hlitli L14-iz, Doris R. .lfrl1nswn. Mary Ilus-'man and
.lzinvt Smith. Full-ming: Iliv rflyal parly ramu thi-
Iluats in mrdei' of grades and wcix- iiidgf-d ac:coi'ding
to nwatm-ss and miginality, Thi- paradv was lialtvd on
Main Siiwct and thi- clwm-i'l4-adn-rs lvd Ilia' pup rnowt-
ing. Pc-p talks xwu- gin n and ilu- liand played many
swims. Afloi' lliv paradv. f'X'ill'XHlll' wvin lioinv lui' fl
li-xx lwurs iw-51 lui-llriw lhif nigh! aclixitim-5 lwgan.
Ss-plvinlwi 26. 1938 at 'UNI was llw slail ll ilu"
lmllliall garnm' 5lgfiIlllSl Sanlunn 'I'lic-iv was lll'XUI' a
dull inomcnl diiriri: Ilns gain:-. 'I'lil- lmltlwall Qquad
llaitlm-d To 5.314 anullwi' llfmicvrviiiimj xivtui'5. 'Flin' hall
Iimv K'l'I'f'lllflIllL'N au- aluaw an vxvitiiigg par! ul' Ilii-
Irmtlmall gzvnin 'Ill ln-:in lli.- rm-I1-iiiuriie-s, Ilw lmand ia
fminl-d many l-Hl'l1l2lIlflIlS and playvd many snnus.
Dui'inLI thi- limnniatimi ull a "C'i'1m'n" Ilic Qlllvfl 'Um
he-i attvndants wi-rv 1-sc'r1i'l1-fl Io llic c'llI'1lIlElllOll hy
Ilii- King and ins 4-sr-1-Vis. S14-xi-n and liarluara Svhlilvi'
caiiiud the crmxns. Allvl' lln' Cm'41iiaIi4lri L'0i'1-nmnl
was moi, tho limrlmall ggainl-sIai't1-d again in full swing FRESHMAN FLOAT
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'xg ,V Lietz. Doris R. Johnson
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for an exciting evening at the dance.
To end another Homecoming, zi dance was held
in tht- old gym sponsored hy the seniors. "The Rhythm
Knights" furnished the music and refreshments were
sein-cl :it the Close of the dance. Yes, another Horne-
eoiniiig was drziwing to El 1-lost-. l-Sven though it was
the seniors lust Homveoniing, the whole we-ek was zi
iuyous :incl thrilling experieiic-rx
Thi- Homecoming Dance is under way with the
swirling-of formzils and the pounding of hearts.
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Royal Party arrives to dance to the rhythm of
the "Rhythm Knights'
During the year . . . start
of new year . . . lessons to
plan . . . papers to correct
. . . attend faculty meeting
. . . turn in grades for report
cards . . . tests to give . . .
keep study halls in order
. .. hall duty . . . attend
teachers conferences . . .
contracts . . . tutoring . . .
selling tickets . . . taking
tickets . . . class prepara-
tions . . . spanking naughty
children . . . night school
certification . . . sponsor
groups . . . chaperone . . .
state convention . . .
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Girls' Physical Education
Iowa Shaw Toachf-ri
Va-icrans Farm Training
University of Iowa
Alta High School
Indusrrial AHS. Science
Univ-rsiiy of Klinnwsova
Football - Track Foach
Iowa Stato Tvachors
Iowa S1810 Tr-achors
DEI-BERT MCCOY FLORENCE REYNOLDS
ROBERT McKINNIS AMY SCHREIBER
MARVIN POLZIEN SONDRA SHIELDS
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THANK YOU TO THE CUSTODIANS
The sfudf-nfs of Alta Com-
munity School wish to thunk the
cmtodians for all the work Yhvy'
hum- duno for us. Tlwy help make
fhf- gghool plnnsunt, not only for
us hut for all others who vntffr
our building. VV0 sinc'0r0ly appro-
rizilo vhr inb Yhvy do so vw-ll for
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cramming for tests . . .
study-study-study . . . skip
day , . . graduation exer-
cises . . . career day . . .
state tournaments . . . senior
pictures . . . perfect attend-
ance . . . the last day . . .
looking over colleges . . .
What shall I do? . . . college
entrance exams . . . gradua-
tion parties . , . Baccalaure-
ate Scrvice . . . a signed
diploma . . . announcements
. . . We finally made it!
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FFA 1, 2: Cyclone Staff 4: Class Play 3
Barb: FHA 4: GRA 4: Pep Club 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Basket-
ball 1, 2: Softball 1, 2. 3: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Vocal Solo
3: Class Play 3,
l : 1
Marth, FHA 1. 3. 3 iC"mxvnt1f1nt. 4 'Presidentu GRA 1. 2. 3. -4
Scarlet and l-Ilan-k 3, 4 Cyclone Staff 3 'Publication XN'orkshop SUII
4 'Co-Fditfwi. t'om't 1" Hzmrl 1: Cycloncttcs 3 'Vice-President' 4
Mixed Chorus l. Z, 'L 4. Girls' Glel- Club 1. J. 3. 4: Girls' it-xtet '2
3. 4: Triple Trio 1: Double Mixed Quartet 4, Gay Nm-Aties 2: De'
clam 2. 3. 4. Class Play 3.
J. WENDELL CARLSON
Cyclone Staff 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3, 4: Boys' Glee Club 2. 3: Gay
Marly: Lcttermt-n's Club 4: Scarlet and Black 1. 2. 3: Cyclone Staff
3: Football 1, 2, 3. 4: Track 1. 2, 3. 4: Basketball 1. 12, 3: Mixed Cho-
rus 1, 2, 3. 4: Boys' Gln-e Club 1. 2 3: Vocal Soloist 3: Mixed Quartet
2, 3: Boys' Quartet 'ig Madrigal 3. 4: Double Mixed Quartet 2, 3:
Boys' Double Quartet 1. 2: Gay Nineties 2: Minstrel 1: Class Offi-
cer 1 tSecretary-Treasurerlg Declam 3: Class Play 4
FHA 4: GRA 4: Cyclone Staff 3. 4 rBusiness Managerl: Basketball
1, 2, 3: Softball 1. 2. 3: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3: Girls' Glee Club 1, 2.
3: Class Officer 1 4Presidentl, 3 tPresidentt: Declam 3, 4: Class
Play 3, 4
ln Ag, the fellows leorn to instoll
switch boxes ond do other electrical wir-
Front row: Mike Langlet. Kenneth Prudm-n
Second row- Merle Larson. Clem Ledoux. Or-dell
Third ron: Joe Syndergaard. Dale Nydene
Lettermens Club 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Football 1. 2. 3, 4: Track 1. 2.
3: Mix'-d Chorus 1, 2. 3. 4: Boys' Glee Club 1. 2. 3: Minstrel 1: Gay
Nineties 11: Boys' Double Quartet 2, 3. Mixed Double Quartet 2.
Class Play 3
ILA MAE HINKELDEY
FHA 1. 2: GRA 1. 2: Pep Club 1: Cyclone Staff 4: Mixed Chorus 1,
2, 3: Girls' Glee Club 1. 2. 3
I-link, I.mttermen's Club 3, 4 fVice-Presidenti: Cyclone Staff 4,
Football 1. 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2. 3, 4: Mixed Cho-
rus 1, 2: Boys' Glee Club 1, 2: Class Gfficer 1 4Vice-President!
Ronnie: FFA 1, 2: Cyclone Staff 4: Track 3
Experiments with block ond tackle
and pulleys ore conducted by the Physics
Front row: Bonnee Lauriusen, Susan Norton
Second row: Lowell Harms, Donald Peterson, Jerry Otto, Robert
. xg Q
DORIS MARIE JOHNSON
FHA 1, 2, 3. 4: GRA 1. 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 1, 2, 3: Scarlet and
Black 1, 2. 3, 43 Cyclone Staff 3, 43 Concert Band 1, 2. 3. 4:
Marching Band 1: Pep Band 1, 2, 3: Twirler 2, 3, 4: Cyclon-
ettes 3 lCounciln, 4 tCouncilr3 Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3. 4: Girls'
Glee Club 1. 2, 3, 4: Vocal Solo 3, 4: Triple Trio 1: Girls' Trio
3, 43 Girls' Sextet 3. -1: Girls' Quartet 3: Betty Crockeer Home-
maker Award 4: Class Play 3
FHA 1: GRA 1, 2 3 lVice-Presidentt, 4: Pep Club 1: Scarlet
and Black 2, 3 IPublication Workshop. SUD. 4 iCn-Editortg
Cyclone Staff 3. 4: Concert Band 1, 2: Marching Band 1, 2:
Pep Band 1, 2: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4: Girls' Glee Club 1. 2.
3: Vocal Solo 2: Girls' Sextet 1: Triple Trio 1: Girls' Quartet
3: Girls' Trio 2: Mixed Quartet 4: Madrigal 4: Class Officer
1 tCouncill, 3 tCouncili: Class Play 3
FFA 2, 3 IConventioni. 4 'Conv-ntion, Reporteri: Basketball 1. 2
Mike: FFA 3 4Converitioni, 4: Cyclone Staff -1: Basketball 1, 2, 3:
Baseball 1, 2, 33 Class Play 3
rg ff a .1
cn g 3,, 11,,1..'7.
FFA 1, 2 1Roporteru, 3 1Secretar5i, -1 IPresidentr3 Cyclone Staff
43 Lettermens Club 3, 43 Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Track 1, 2, 33 Basketball
1 2 3 4
FHA 1, 2: GRA 1, 23 Pep Club 1, 23 Scarlet and Black 3. 45 Cyclone
Staff 3, 43 Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Marching: Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Pep
Band 1, 2, 3, 43 Instrumental Solo 3, -43 Northwest Iowa Band 2, 4L
Clarinet Quartet l, 2, 3, 4: Clarinet Trio 2, 3, 43 XVriodwind Trio 2,
N., if 3, 4: Chamber Group of Woodwinds 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2, 3,
43 Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Girls' Sextet 1: Girls' Quartet 2, 3, 4'
Madrigal 3, 43 Minstrel 13 Gay Nineties 2: Class Play 3
A 'ffl' 'I C+
ga - Q 15-V,
CLEM Lsooux it
Clemy: FFA 1, 2, 3, 4 rConventionlg Cyclone Staff 4: Football - A 5
1, 2: Track 1, 2. 3, 4, Basketball 1, 23 Mixed Chorus 1: Class 'l , M1 ut:-,,y
Play 4 ii' - ,, ' f A
Litchg Letterme-n's Club 3, 43 Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 1. 2, 3, ' ,
45 Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Cyclone Staff 43 Mixed Chorus 1: Boys -
Glee Club 13 King 43 Class Officer 4 tCouncill3 Class Play 3 ..
Front row: Mrs. Norton rlnstructm-1 .
Second row: Gary VValton, Emma Jean Rasmussen, Clara Rydstrom, Ila Mae Hmkcl-
Third row: Judith Johnston, Marlin Cone
swers the French class.
"Par!ez-vases francais?" asked Mrs
"Oui, nous parlons francais," an
procedure through octuol experience.
LA VERNE LICHTENBERG
FHA 1. 2. 3. 4: GRA 1. 2. 3. 4: Pep Club 1. 2: Scarlet and Black 3.
4: Cyclone Staff 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2: Girls' Glee Club 1. 2: School
Treasurer 4: Declam 3: Class Play 3
Ruthie: GRA 1, 2 ISecretaryl, 3, 4 lPresidentI: FHA 1: Pep Club
l, 4 4Vice-Presidenttz Cyclone Staff 3, 4: Concert Band 2. 3, 4:
Marching Band 2, 3, 4: Pep Band 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3 fVice-
Presidentig Girls' Gleo Club 1. 2, 3: Attendant 2. 4: Class Officer
FHA 1, 2, 4: GRA 1, 2. 3, 4: Pep Club 1: Scarlet and Black 1, 2, 3:
Cyclone Staff 3, 4: Twirler 3, 4: Cyclonettes 3 4Presidentl. 4 4Pres-
ident: Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3, 4: Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, 3. 4: Vocal Solo
4: Girls' Sextet 4: Double Mixed Quartet 4: Triple Trio 1: Minstrel
1: Class Play 3, 4
Mitch: Lettermen's Club 3, 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Football 3, 4: Track
2, 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3: Baseball 1: Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4:
Marching Band 2, 3. 4: Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Trumpet Trio 2, 3: Trum-
pet Quartet 2, 3: Brass Quartet 2, 3: Brass Sextet 2. 3: Dance Band
3, 4: Mixed Chorus 3: Boys' Glee Club 1: Vocal Solo 3, 4: Boys' Dou-
hle Quartet 1: Boys' Quartet 3: Madrigal 3, 4: Mixed Quartet 3:
Double Niixed uartit 3 Gax 'Ninelies 2 Class Officer 2 tSecretar
,W f -vu!
1 Q ' - : ,' .' 2 . y-
Trcasurert: Class Play 3, 4
. vi w
Susie: FHA 1, 2, 3: GRA 1, 2. 3, 4: Pep Club 1: Scarlet and
Black 3, 4 lCo-Editorl: Cyclone Staff 3, 4 tBusiness Man-
agerr: Concert Band 1, 2, 3. 4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep
Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Instrumental Solo 1, 2, 3, 4: Northwest Iowa
Band 1, 4: Clarinet Trio 1, 2, 3, 4: Clarinet Quartet 1, 2, 3, 4:
Woodwind Trio 1. 2. 3, 4: Chamber Group of Woodwinds 1, 2,
3, 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3 1Councili, 4: Girls' Glee Club 1, 2,
3: Triple Trio 1: Minstrel 1: Gay Nincties 2: Class Officer 2
rCouncill: Class Play 3. 4
FFA 4: Cyclone 'Staff 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3: Baseball 1, 2, 3:
Class Play 3
Front row: Susan Mangold, Sandra Svendsen, Sherrill Peterson
Second row: Sharon Patterson, Ruth Lietz, Martha Becker
lf. W t
The senior girls learn correct office
Chuck: FFA 2 fConventionl: Lette ' C1 b 3 4- S lt
and Black 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Footbanlllivs, 3, lil: Track 1??3r
Basketball 1, 2: Class Officer 2 lCouncill, 4 tPresidentl: be:
clam 3: Class Play 3
Tex: FFA 4 fConventionl: Cyclone Staff 3, 4: Mixed Chorus
1, 2, 3: Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Class Play 3, 4
FFA 1, 2. 3 'Treasurer-r, 4 IVicr--Presidenttp Scarlet and Black 1. 2:
Cyclone Staff 4: Football 3: Track 1. 2: Basketball 1. 2. 3: Concert
Band 1, 2: Marching Band 1. 2: Mixed Chorus 3. 4: Boys' Glee Club
35 Vocal Solo 3: Double Mixed Quartet 3. 4: Mixed Quartet 4: Boys'
Double Quartet 3, 4: Class Play 3
FHA 1. 2. 4: GRA 1. 2. 3. 4: Pep Club 1: Scarlet and Black 1. 2.3:
Annual Staff 3. 4: 'hvirler 2. 3. 41 Cyclonettes 3 1Councill. 4 Nice-
President: Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3. 4: Girls' Glee Club 1, 2. 3, 4: Triple
Don: FFA 1: I.ettermen's Club 3. 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Football 1. 2.
3. 4: Track 1, 2. 3, 4: Basketball 1. 2. 3: Concert Band 1. 2, 3, 4:
Marching Band 1. 2, 3. 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2, 3: Boys' Glee Club 1. 2.
Z:f:4Boys' Double Quartet 3: Minstrel 1: Gay Nineties 2: Class Play
Sheri: FHA 1 tSecretary, Conventionl, 2, 3, 4: GRA 1 tTreasurer5,
2, 3, 43 Pep Club 1, 4: Scarlet and Black 3, 4: Cyclone Staff 3, 4 fC0-
Editorl: Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Band
1, 2, 3, 4: Trombone Trio 3, 4: Trombone Quartet 3: Dance Band 3,
4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3, 4: Girls' Glee Club 1. 2, 3: Vocal Solo 2, 4:
Accompanist 1. 2, 3. 4: Triple Trio 1: Girls' Sextet 1: Double Mixed
Quartet 2, 3: Mixed Quartet 2, 3: Girls' Quartet 2, 3, 4: Madrigal 3,
4: Minstrel 1: Gay Nineties 2: Attendant 1: Class Officer 1 tCoun-
cill: Class Play 3, 4
Barbara Gustafson, LaVerne Lichtenberg, Dianne Schuler, Doris M. Johnson, Wen-
dell Carlson, Jane Endreson
By taking notes during lectures, the
social studies closs leorns 0 great deol
about people ond government.
Din FFA 1: Lett-rmf.n's Club 3. 4, Scarlet and Black 4. Cyclone
Staff 4: Football 1. 2. 3. 4: Track 1, 2, 3. 4. Basketball 1, 2, 3: Con-
cert Band 1, 2. 3. 4: Marching Band 1, J, 3. 4: Pep Band 1. 2. 3. 43
Instrumental Solo 2: Northwest Iowa Band 3: Brass Quartet 2. 3.
4: Trumpet Trio 2. 3. 4: Trumpet Quartet 2. 3. -it Brass Sffxtet 31
Dance Band 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4 1Councilt: Boys' Glee Club
l. 2. 3: Vocal Solo l, 2. 4: Boys' Quartet l. 2. 3: Boys' Double Quar-
tet 1. 2. 3: Mixed Quartet 1. 3: Double Mixed Quartet 1: Madrigal
4: Minstrel 1: Gay Nmffties 2: Class Play 3
Kathy: FHA1: GRA 1. 2. 3. 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Band Officer 4 'Coun-
cilt: Drum Majorette 3. 4: Twirler 2: Mixed Chorus 1. 2, 3 Secre-
tary-Treasurert. 4: Queen 4: Attendant 3: School Treasurer 4: Class
Officer 3 iSecretar5-Tieasureri. 4 Student-Councili
EMMA JEAN RASMUSSEN
FHA 1, 2: GRA 1. 2: Pep Club 1: Scarlet and Black 3. 4: Annual
Staff 3, 43 Concert Band 1. 2. 3. 4: Marching Band 1. 2. 3. 4: Pep
Band 1. 2. 3, 43 Saxophone Quartet 2. 3. 4: Dance Band 3. 4: Instru-
r-ntal Solo 2: Mix:-rl Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4: Girls' Gif-e Club 1. 2. 33
Girls' Quartet 1, 2, 3, -4: Girls' Sextet l: Madrigal 3, 4: Minstrel fi:
Gay Nineties 3: Class Officer 3 :Vice-Presidentl: Class Play 3, -1
CLARA LOU RYDSTROM
GRA 4: Basketball 1: Softball 2. 3: Mixed Chorus 2. 3: Girls' Glee
Club 2. 33 Vocal Solo Il: Girls' Sextet 3: Class Play 3
l will never be able to remember
those English authors and all the parts
I-'rant row: Paul Turnquist. Dennis Radke, Martin
Second row: Jon Stille, Michael Morrow, Ronald
Di: FHA 1. 2. 3,41 GRA 1. 2. 3, 41 Pep Club 1: Scarlet and
Black 3, 4: Cyclone Staff 3. 4: Concert Band 1: Marching Band
1: Twirler 2, 3, 4: Cyclonettes 3 tTrf-asurert, 4 ISecretaryt1
Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 43 Girls' Glee Club 1. 2, 3. 4: Vocal Solo
4: Triple Trio 1: Girls' Sextet 1. 12, 3, 4: Minstrel Show 1: Gag
Nineties 2: Dc-clam 3
Smitty: Lettermcn's Club 3. 4 4PrcsidPntI: Football 1. 2, 3. 4:
Track 1. 2, 3, 4: Basketball 1. 2. 3, 4: Scarlet :intl Black 1. 2:
Annual Staff 3, 4 tBusinr-ss Nl2iI1HLIPl'l1 Class Officer 4 4Vice-
Lettermen's Club 3. 4 fSecretary-Treasurerl: Scarlet and
Black 1. 2, 3: Cyclone Staff 3, 4: Football 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2,
3, 43 Concert Band 1. 2. 3 lVice-Presidentr. 4 lPresidentl:
Marching Band 1. 2, 3. 4: Pep Band 1, 2, 3. 4: Instrumental
Solo 1, 2, 3, 4: Northwest Iowa Band 3: Trombone Quartet 1,
2. 3. -1: Trombone Trio 3, 4: Brass Quartet 1. 2. 3, 4: Brass Sex-
tet 3: Dance Band 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4 4Presidentl:
Boys' Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Vocal Solo 1, 2, 3, 4: Boys' Quartet 3:
Double Mixed Quartet 1, 2: Madrigal 3, 4: Minstrel 1: Gay
Nineties 2: Class Officer 3 lPresidentl: Declam 2, 3, 4: Class
GEORGE RICHARD WILT
Dick: Lettermen's Club 4: Cyclone Staff 3, 4 fBusiness Man-
ager: Football 45 Basketball 1, 2. 3: Baseball 1, 2, 3: Concert
Band 4: Class Officer 2 lSecretary-Treasurerl, 3 fVice-Pres-
identl, 4 lSecretary-Treasurerl: Class Play 3, 4
Lettermen's Club 3. 4: Scarlet and Black 1: Cyclone Staff 4: Foot-
ball 1, 2. 3. 4: Track 1. 2. 3. 4: Basketball 1, 2: Mixed Chorus 1, 2.3:
Boys' Glee Club 1. 2. 3: Double Mixed Quartet 1: Double Quartet 1,
2: Boys' Quartet 2: Minstrel 1
Sandy: FHA 1, 2 4Music Chairman, Conventiont, 3 fVice-President,
Conventionl, 4: GRA 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Club 1. 4: Scarlet and Black 3.
4: Cyclone Staff 3. 4: Concert Band 1, 2. 3 4Councilr, 4: Marching
Band 1. 2. 3. 4: Pep Band 1, 2. 3. -1: Brass Sextet 3: Woodwind Quin-
tet 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3, 4 'Secretary-Treasurerx: Girls' Glee
Club 1. 2. 3: Vocal Solo 1, 2. 3. 4: Triple Trio 1: Girls' Sextet 1:
Girls' Quartet 2. 3, 4: Mixed Quartet 2, 3: Double Mixed Quartet
2. 3: Madrigal 3, 4: Minstrel 1: Gay Nineties 2: Class Officer 2
tVice-Presidentvz Good Citizen 4: Class Play 3, 4
FFA 3, 4 tConventionb: Annual Staff 3, 4: Basketball 1, 2, 3: Base-
ball 1, 2, 3: Class Play 3
Lettermen's Club 3, 4: Scarlet and Black 4: Cyclone Staff 4: Foot-
ball 1. 2, 3, 4: Track 1, 2, 3: Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 2,
3 tCouncilt, 4: Boys' Glee Club 2, 3: Madrigal 3, 4: Boys' Quartet 3:
Minstrel 1: Gay Nineties 2: Class Officer 3 tCouncilJ: Class Play
Larry Lichtenberg 4Student Councill, Keith Smit lViee-Presidentl, Dick Wilt tSecre-
tary-Treasurerr. Kathy Radko 1Studl-nt Councill, Charles Pfalzgraf lPres-
The class officers ore making irn-
portont decisions concerning senior skip
Charles Pfalzgraf, Doris Marie Johnson, Donald Peterson. Dick Wilt, Sandra Svendsen, Emma Jean Rasmussen, Jane Endreson, Paul
Susie Norton. Sherrill Peterson Turnquist, Michael Morrow, Susan Mangold, Marlin Cone
GUING PLACES TOUCH OF GRAY IN HAIR
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
On Friday evening, April 3, the senior class
under the direction of Mr. McKinnis, presented a
three act comedy, "Going Places" - all about the
Maxwell family spending their vacation 173 f?J
at home! Mrs. Maxwell, after seeing Aunt Mary
come home from her vacation completely exhaust-
ed, and remembering how beat the Maxwell fam-
ily was after last year's vacation, decides it would
be better if the whole family stays home this year.
Everything goes wrong, haywire and berserk. Mrs.
Maxwell's parents come, Mr. Maxwell's parents
come: his boss sends Mr. Hinckley over to sign a
contract. The Grandfathers quarrel. Wilbur and
Hercules ruin the business deal, and Mr. Maxwell
practically breaks his neck. Wilbur, Betty Lou,
Connie, the whole Maxwell family is nearly uncon-
scious by vacation's end.
Members of the cast included Marlin Cone and
Sandra Svendsen as Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell. The
Maxwell children, Wilbur, Betty Lou, and Connie
were Mike Morrow, Susan Mangold, and Emma
Jean Rasmussen respectively. Paul Turnquist and
Sherrill Peterson, Clara Rydstrom,
Jane Endreson, as Hercules Nelson and Bernadine
Smith, were friends of the Maxwell children. Aunt
Mary was portrayed by Susan Norton. Others in
the cast were Donald Peterson as Mr. Hinckley,
Sherrill Peterson, Charles Pfalzgraf, Doris M.
Johnson, and Dick Wilt as the grandparents.
Charles Pfalzgraf, Doris M. Johnson,
Dick Wilt, Sherrill Peterson
AND ROSY LIPS
HINCKLEY'S THE NAME
Doris M. Johnson, Kathy Radke,
Susan Mangold, Dick Wilt
Front row: Sharon Patterson. Emma Jean Rasmussen, Judith Johnston. Ruth Lietz. Michael Langlet.
Clem Ledoux. Kenneth Pruden. Sherrill Peterson. Clara Rydstrovn. Jane Endreson. Doris Johnson
Second row: Bonnee Lauridsen, Barbara Gustafson. Susan Mangold. Diane Schuler. Kathy Radke.
Martha Becker. Susan Norton. La Verne Lichtenberg, Ila Mae Hinkeldey, Sandra Svendsen
Third row: Michael Morrowi Martin Glienke. Lowell Harms. Merle Larson, Marlin Cone. Keith Smit. Or-
dell Kindwall, Ronald Hoops, Donald Peterson, Larry Lichtenberg. Paul Turnquist
Fourth row: George R. Wilt, Dale Nydene. Jfe Syndergaard. Wendell Carlson. Robert Hinkeldey. Dennis
Radke. Jon Slille. Gary Walton. Jerry Otto, Charles Pfalzgraf
SUSAN NORTON BONNEE LAURIDSEN DORIS M. JOHNSON
VALEDICTORMN SALUTATORIAN FOUR YEARS OF
cLAss rtowsa . CLASS SONG .
. Were the greatest class that ever will
Pink Rose graduate. "Fifty-niners."
In athletics and academics we highly
Our colors are silver and blue:
CLASS MOTTO And to them we'll ever he true.
Grantluslthe knowledge to know
what is right and courage enough
to do it.
Wt-'re the class of fifty-nine.
Throughout hist'ry we will shine,
To our colors, silver and blue
WI- fort-ver will be true.
In all great things we have a hand
Music, drama. sports, and hand.
So come on out and yell, "Ho0ray"
For the greatest class today.
Rah! Rah! Rah! Hooray!
Rah! liah! Rah! Hooray!
Rah! Rah! Rah! Hooray!
Seniors! Seniors! Seniors!
For we'll outshine the seniors and the
underclassmen, too. Rah!
So-0-o the years may pass hut remember
the greatest class. "Fifty-ninersf'
For ev'rything we do makes history.
Hooray and halleluiah!
XVe're the greatest challenge to ya.
Fifty-niners are we.
Blue and silver for me.
Now make way as fifty-nine goes march-
CLASS COLORS IOWA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
Smef and Blue AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP AWARD
High School Section
.LL 41 E-
During the year . . . new
teachers and old . . . home-
work . . . semester tests . . .
algebra . . . English speeches
. . . bell rings . . . end of
class . . . student council . . A
quizzes . . . dissecting ani-
mals . . . clicking of type-
writers . . . chemical smells
. . . cramming till midnight
. . . Shakespeare . . . no re-
cess . . . forgetting assign-
ments . . . brand new books
. . . counting days left of
school . . . Christmas xca-
tions . . . class officers . . .
grades A to F . . . talking
Front row: Janet Swanson, Mary Louise Otto, Donna Becker
Second row: Vernon Hoops, Clayton Porter. Dave Anderson
Roger Rydstrom, Larry Frantz. Darrell Banta, Darlys Anderson. Sally
VVQiland. Connie Lichtc-nberg
est, Nancy Pedersen, Virginia Fredericks, Dennis Otto. Kent
Huseman. Jerry Buckendahl
Front row: Alan Ilarnis lPreSidPntI
Second row: Linda Conf- 1Stude1nt Councils, Myron
Radko iX'ice-Presidenti, Tom Grigg 1Student
Councili. Alice Noble iSecrritary-Treasurer'
Don Gustafson, Nlelvin filiilgmird. Nl0rllri
Ciiriile Xvlllltlll, .Wlilx lfricl-Qsiii. Fzirr
Ryherd. Phillip Stokes.
I.:irsan, Nancy Kindwall
Being a sophomore requires a lot of studying
plus a great amount of energy and enthusiasm.
Sophomores are required to take world his-
tory which involves the study of the history of man
from the beginning to the present time. Also re-
quired ore one semester each of English and Lit-
erature, which when properly understood, can be-
come very interesting. One of the most interesting
courses sophomores take is driver education where
they are taught to drive correctly by both actual
driving and class work.
Sophomores can also take algebra, there they
learn to think in terms of literol as well as numeri-
cal values. ln biology, sophomores study plant and
animal life ln home economics and agriculture
they learn to be better homemakers and farmers.
Since the classes have become so large the
biology, world history, English, and driver educa-
tion courses are divided into two classes
Besides studying, sophomores are active in
many extra-curricular activities Some of these
ore athletics ffootball, basketball, and trackl,
G R A, vocal 'ond instrumental music, F FA,,
F l-l A, drill team, pep club, newspaper staff, and
Once a year the sophomores sponsor a party
for the freshmen This year it was a roller skating
party, which everyone enjoyed ln return, the
freshmen sponsored a party for the sophomores
The sophomores had a lot cf fun working on
their hcmeccming float, which had the theme
"Down Tc Defeat " lt received a third place rat-
Eight bcvs and girls are chosen each year to
serve at thc Junior-Senior Banquet in the spring
Robert Radko lStud0nI C'minc'ilu, llsixifl Johnson 1Sturlvnt Fniuncilv
Hutton 4PI'llSIdCllYl. Ilwnglfis Pulte-n 4X'1c1- Prvsirlmill, L:iurf'l Lic
Karon N1f'f:0XX'IlTl. JoAnn NK':irr'r-n. .lunvl Pwr-rsfm, Kzirvn Bzimfir Shvrry Erick-
Pllearwr Rernillzird, Randall
ckson, Eugene Smith, Beverly
Ray Hinkflldvp. Linda Sandino
Front row: Thomas Vkkill. Gary Faust.
Mirhm-l Stillv, lidwzird Millard
sm-n. Jzinvl Pvlvrs Somnrl rim .lziniz-s VVMIS. Ilonzilfl M05--r
The freshmen started their high school edu-
cation with four subjects. One of their subjects
was General Mathematics, this is the ground work
for algebra or other mathematical courses, Mr.
Arnold Hammond, the mathematical instructor,
taught them how to do basic equations, find areas,
and other helpful mathematics.
English is another of their required courses.
Mr. McKinnis teaches one half of the class and
Mrs. Norton the other half. They are instructed on
how to diagram sentences, write short stories, and
grammar. The second semester is occupied with
literature stories which proves very enjoyable,
General Science proves interesting for all the
scientific minds of the class. Mr. McCoy and Mr.
Beals share the teaching with each having one half
of the class to teach. This year they are learning
of electrical devices, the atom and its many parts,
also chemical formulas These are very interesting
because of the experiments that go with them ex-
plaining science further.
The freshmen girls all are taking a course in
Home Economics which is lots of fun. The year is
divided into parts by Miss Kundel, their teacher.
Some of the parts were sewing, cooking, baking
and other helpful things, ln the middle of the year
they had a party for the kindergarten with the
The freshmen boys have their choice of agri-
culture or industrial arts. ln agriculture they learn
of the kinds of feeds, cattle, and other animals.
Mr. Polzien, the teacher, is a great help to their
understanding this. Mr. Beals teaches the indus-
trial arts class. ln this class the boys learn how to
make tables, follow plans, and make changes in
plans. These all are courses taken by the freshmen
The freshmen do not lack activity. Every year
the sophomores give the freshmen a party. This
year it was a roller skating party, and in return
the freshmen gave the sophomores one. Also, this
year they had the fun of putting together their
first float. They found that they need planning
and working together to make a good float, As
individuals they could enter in mixed chorus, band,
school paper, annual, and many other activities,
The high spot in their social life was when
they were asked to help with the intermission pro-
gram for the Junior-Senior Banquet.
Sally Carpenter, Karen Hartman. Judy Jones. Margaret Turnquist,
Margaret Sandine. Janet Smith
Allan Pedersen, Stanley Fredericks, Milton Hustedt. Suzann Ssndergaard Jobene
Huseman, Jean Mangold, Janet Peters
John Soderquistx David Wolfe, Maynard Mohn Sheila Krenzlen
Tyann Pierson, Marva Dierenfeld, Connie Langlet
41, Roger Anderson, James Mackax Nlichael Johnston
, ' Daniel Oberg, Gary Peterson Daud Warren
During the year . . . in-
juries . . . Sioux Valley
Champs . . . exercises . . .
put those baskets away . . .
dirty socks . . . All Confer-
ence . . . weigh-ins . . .
layups . . . blocking drills
. . . tackling drills . . . man-
agers . . . shin splints . . .
hustle . . . over-times . . .
fouls . . . winning that letter
. . . game captain . . . out-
standing player . . . starting
gun . . . hurdles
ront rovi Xhinarci Mohn Rrbcrt Nitiedith Stun Peterson f Pt-tersoiz. Ijlil'l'Q'1l Baiita. RtJllillU
tstoii Allin Harms uid Johi son n ti tr ui t s Niarkar, l.aurt-l Lielztt-i.bc-rg
Second ovt enieth Quirk J rri Endiesct lb 1tDoi ' t tiven 132,355 Am-igrtnn Iaimi Tum.
uis irun i ke B 1 usenai 1 orrou 1 id Wclte. Norinan Peteiwozi. Ralph
Third mu Coach Charles Clausen Doi ald Peterson Eduard XI llird Dick Wzlt. Keith Smit, Gary Wal-
ton Jon Slille Kent Husenmn De-nris Radke Robert Xkultc Gordon Radke, Charles Pfalzgraf.
Fourth rovi Daiid Warren John Griene Daiid Friedrith Nlarlin Cone, Merle Larson. Robert Radke.
Larri Lirhtenherg Larri Fl"dIli7 Tom Cfrigg Dennis Otto Dean Radke
1958-59 FOOTBALL SEASON
The Fyelones. under the coaching of Mr. Flawson,
exhihited one of the finest seasons in many years.
Winning tne Sioux Valley Confert-nee Crown, was no
douht the biggest thrill for the entire foothall squad.
They put their heart into the game and realli enjoy:-d
playing. Although with a number of Casualties, the
boys retained their high spirits.
The only loss of the season was to Holstein
which was a non-conference game.
The Cyclones ended the season ranking fifth in
Class II division of the state,
Alta 6 Holstein 20
Alta 26 Primghar T
Alta 46 Sanborn QU
Alta 27 Sutherland tl
Alta -12 Aurelia 6
Alta 51 Hartley 0
Alta 33 Milford O
Alta 41 Paullina 6
N01'ntuti Pvtvrftm Paul Turnqutrtt, Larry Lichtetibc-rg, Clayton Porter, Merle Lur-
soti, Gordon Radke, Keith Smit, Robert Hinkuldvy. Kent Huseman
1958-1959 BASKETBALL SCORES
Albert Fity T1
Sat- City 49
L' Y Alta 63
4 Sirltlx C'0t1tCt' 38
3 0 Alta 39
5 Alboit Pity 147
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LARRY LICHTENBERG Y All Cotifcreticol ld Aim 33
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pil-St Team Ctitiiity Toumzimc-nf
Front row: Laurel Lichtenberg, Jerry Enclresott, Huriy' Melanidot. Dtwtiuitu Patten, Myron Radke, Lstrt
Lichtetiberg, Tum Grigg. Hill Htifettittii, Umm Wfi.tf- IJ-,i, ttilxtdtwii Ptiul Turiiquift, Normiti
Pvtersoti. Jtitnvs Mawkuy
Second row Coach Chntlt-5 Clnwftttx Mvrlv l,.it'ut., 2-Icttutici Xl,1i,it.: Kvrii Stttit, Rtitiuld Ptwttiti. Ht t
Hllxfdlllhll, Rribt-rt llitikvldt-N, Mitltuvl Stila- tnizriiiti Ritzkt' Hiitivi' Riicikv, Cliiytrit. Purwi, Cui
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xttiti. Guts Pt-terwti. Juhii Sod:-rquimt. Snlitlt-v Frederic-ks, Dau- Atnrrffiti, Ruger Aitcln-tftiii K
nvth Quirk, Dtftitiix Otto
h i Still Merle Larson Gordon Radke, Edward Millard.
Front row: Don Gustafson, Jerry Endreson, Mic'aeA W e. . .lb M Cm
Paul Turnquist, Robert Hinkeldey, Larry Lich.-nberg, Coach De err c j I
Second rom-1 Myron Radke. Norman Peterson. Clayton Porter, David Wolfe, Kent Huseman, Keith Smli
1958-1959 BASKETBALL SEASON
Our boys proved to have less potential in basket-
ball this year than they had in football and finished
with a 10-9 record, but don't let this record fool you.
They lost many close games and were Constantly
under a terrific height disadvantage. The boys aver-
aged under 5' 10" while many of their oponents
averaged over 6' O". To make up for their lack of
height they had to hustle and work hard. It was a rare
occasion when the Alta team was out-hustled.
Alta had a "knack" for getting fired-up for the
big games. The "big one" of the year was the Aurelia
game, Aurelia, averaging nearly 6'2" per man, was a
heavy favorite to trounce Alta, but the Cyclone hustle
and fire kept us going until we fought to a 50-49 vic-
tory. This was the situation throughout the year, the
boys were "up" and "down" all year.
XVe didn't have a really prolific scorer this season,
but we had more even scoring than we have had for
many years. Larry Litchtenberg. second team All-
Conference last year, was the scoring leader with 207
points and a 10.9 point per game average. Merle Lar-
son was close behind him with a total of 180 points
and a 9.4 point per game average. Norman Peterson,
Kent I-Iuseman, Gordon Radke, Keith Smit, and Paul
Turnquist were all close behind in the scoring column.
Despite our lack of height and low shooting percent-
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
age, we had five hustlers on the court all of the time. Alta
Dean Brechwald. John Nordstrom, Garry Belcher, Don Holmes. Tom Huseman, Tom Cone. Alta
Dennis Coombs, Marlowe Poller, Jim Turnquist. Phil Jahde, Bill Matzdorff, Larry Han- Alta
sen, John Schmidt
37 Holstein 31
10 Holstein 14
17 Storm Lake 45
24 Aurelia 14
16 Fairview Zz
15 Aurelia 2:9
' .57 5
6 A -1 is 2
John Grieme, Larry Lichtenberg. Gordon Radke,
Marlin Cone, Robert Hlnkeldey
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1959 TRACK SCHEDULE
Iowa High School Indoor Meet
Conference Track Meet
District Track Meet
State Track Meet
rry Endreson, Dennis Radke, Marlin Cone, Michael
Morrow, Gordon Radke
Huseman. Robert Hinkeldey. Larry Lichtenberg,
Dennis Radko, Jerry EDGICSOH
Donald Peterson flumvingv. Myron Radke
Charles Pfalzgraf. Donald Gustafson. Jon Stille,
Front row. Jamei Mackay. Kenneth Quirk, Laurel Lichtenlnersz. Richard Hogrefe, Harrv
Melander. Myron Radke. Steve Peterson, Robert McDonald. Clem Ledoux, Maynard
Mohn, Ronald Peterson
Second row: Dean Radke +managerf, Dennis Otto imanageri, Donald Gustafson. Loren
Winterhof, Robert Radke, Charles Pfalzgraf, Gary Peterson. John Soderquist, Alan
Harms, David Wolfe, Delbert McCoy lcoachr, Charles Ciawson -coach'
Third row: Norman Peterson, Paul Turnquist, John Grie-me, Larry Lichtenberg. Gordon
Radke, Robert Wolfe. Jon Stille, Robert Hinkeldey, Dennie Radke, Donald Peter-
son, Marlin Cone, Bill Huseman, Michael Morrow, Robert Merediih. Jerry Endre-
Pon vAuLTsRs ,
David Wolfe, Myron Radke, James Mackay tholding
HIGH JUMPERS HURDLERS
Larry Lichtenberg ljumpingu, David Wolfe, Norman Michael Morrow ,hurdhngh James Mackay, Gary
PCIGFSOH. Robert Radke Peterson. Robert. Radke
Robert McDonald, Gordon Radke, Ralph Hogancamp,
Robert Wolfe tputting the shotl
Team Trophies lMili'ord Invitational Meet, Sioux Valley Conference Meetv
Mile Relay 1Milford Invitational Meet, Estherville Relays, Sioux Valley Conference
Two-Mile Relay 1Milford Invitational Meet, Sioux Valley Conference Meetl
Medley Relay 1Milfcrd Invitational Meetr
ALTA'S PEPPY FIVE
Connie Lichtenberg. Linda Cone, Mary Huseman. Doris R, Johnson. Margaret Turnquist
Front row: Dean Radke lManagerP. James Mackay. Jerry Endreson, Robert McDonald. Myron Radke.
David Anderson, Michael Morrow, Robert Meredith, Don Gustafson, David Wolfe, Norman Peter-
son, Kenneth Quirk, Ralph Hogancamp, Dennis Otto 4Managerv
Second row: Coach Charles Clawson, Lowell Harms, Richard Wilt, Robert Wolfe, Edward Millard, Rob-
ert Hinkeldey, Jon Stille, Kent Huseman, Dennis Radke, Gary Walton, Donald Peterson, Robert
Radke, Marlin Cone, Coach Delbert McCoy
Third row: Bill Huseman, Gary Peterson, John Grieme. Michael Stllle. Cla 'ton Porter, Keith Smit
Charles Pfalzgraf, Larry Frantz, Gordon Radke, Merle Larson. Larry Lichtenberg. Tom Grigg.
During the year . . . tun-
ing up . . . solo . . . music
contest . . . vocal lessons
. . . Triple A Festival . . .
practice scales . . . do re me
. . . Mixed Chorus tryouts
. . . guide right . . . keep in
step . . . don't hum the
pitch . . . sing your part . . .
you're flat . . . ope.. your
mouths . . . breath control
. . . more second . . . less
bass . . . line it up . . . keep
those diagonals straight . . .
lift your feet . . . more from
the trombones . . .
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Front row: Bonnee Lauridsen, Busan Norton. Peggy Kindwall, Patricia Stokes, Colleen Samuelson, Ruth
Ann Peterson, Sally Carpenter, Alice Noble
Second row: Lizabeth Peters, Jean Mangold, Karen Lietz, Karen Ankerson, Karen Hartman. Tom John-
ston, Janet, Smith, Sandra Svendsen, Ruth Lietz, Douglas Patten, Donald Peterson, Carol John-
son, Dennis Radke, Michael Morrow
Third row: Nathan Peterson, Janet Porter, Carolyn Stille, Diane Nielsen. James Mackay, Dean Brech-
wald. Dean Radke. Emma Jean Rasmussen. Marilyn Murphy. Carole Walton. Marcia Hutton. Bev-
erly Hanson. David Warren, Daniel Oberg, Wayne Halverson. Linda Sandine, Phillip Stokes,
Fourth rowt Janelle Goetlsch, Beverly Sassmar., Beverly Lietz, Judy Jones. Candace Anderson, Bonita
Johnson, Nancy Kindwall. Mary Huseman, Linda Larsen, Frances Dahl, Karen Kraemer, JoAnn
Warren. Thomas Wall, Ronald Preston, Mr, Schive nDirectorl, Judy Anderson, Mary Carter, Janet
Peterson, Eugene Peterson, Roger Anderson, Sherrill Peterson. Gary Walton
Front row: Gary Walton IPresiden1I, Karen Ankerson 1Vir'e-
Second row: Nancy' Ymndwall rCouncill, Janet Peterson lSecre-
tary-Treasurerl, Kathy Radke 1Councill
Front row: Marcia Hutton. Alice Noble, Susan Norton, Bonnee
Second row: James Mackay. Gary Walton, Michael Morrow
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INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC ACTIVITIES
The instrumental music department of Alta High
had a very successful year.
In the fall, the Marching Band was organized. It
performed at all of the local football games. The band
was honored by being awarded a prize of S75 at the
Legion Parade in Storm Lake. On October 11, we re-
ceived a Division I rating at the State Marching Band
Contest at Pocahontas.
With the beginning of the basketball season came
the organization of Pep Band. This band played at all
home games and also at pep meetings throughout the
The first appearance of the Concert Band was at
the Christmas Concert. Then came preparations for
the Tri-School Music Festival held at our own school
on January 28. The massed bands of Albert City,
Aurelia, and Alta were conducted at the festival by
Robin Snyder, the director of instrumental music at
On February 7, two of our band members played
in the Northwest Iowa Band which gave its concert
at Cherokee. Representing our band were Susan Nor-
ton and Bonnee Lauridsen.
On April 7 and 8, the contest entries were pre-
sented at the Pre-Contest Concerts. Then on April 11
and 12, these students participated in the Solo and
Small Group Contest at Rockwell City. Those receiv-
ing Division I ratings were:
Alice Noble fflutel, Bonnee Lauridsen, Susan
Norton fclarinetl, Carole Walton tbaritone saxl, Jim
Mackay falto saxl, Gary Walton ftrombonel. Sax
Quartet, Flute Trio, Trombone Quartet. Clarinet
Quartets KAN and IBN, Clarinet Trio, Woodwind Trio,
WW Quartet, WW Quintet, and miscellaneous group
Receiving Division II ratings were:
Jean Mangold fclarinetl, Karen Lietz fbass clar-
inetl. Sally Carpenter tflutel, Karen Hartman
4French hornb, Marcia Hutton fbaritonew, Eugene Pe-
terson ttrombonel, Roger Anderson ftrombonel,
Doris M. Johnson
Concert Band Concerts were presented this year
on March 3 and May 12. Our band was also a contest-
ant in the Large Group Contest at Paullina on May 2.
VOCAL MUSIC ACTIVITIES
Beginning the busy year for our vocal music de-
partment was the annual Christmas Concert.
On January 28, we were host to students from Albert
City and Aurelia at this year's festival. The huge cho-
rus was directed by George Iseminger, vocal director
at Sioux City's East High.
April 7 and 8 were the dates of the Solo and
Small Group Pre-Contest Concerts. All of the contest
entries took part. The next week-end at contest, these
Division I ratings were received:
Karen Ankerson ttreble voice highl, Daphne
Holmes ttreble voice lowl, Dennis Radke fbaritonel,
Gary Walton tbaritoneb. Girls' Quartet CAI.
Those who received II's were:
Sandy Svendsen ttreble voice highl. Sally Carpen-
ter ftreble voice highl, Susan Mangold Ctreble voice
mediuml, Doris M. Johnson ttreble voice mediuml,
Dianne Schuler ftreble voice mediuml, Sherrill Peter-
son ttreble voice lowl, Carole Walton ftreble voice
lowl, Michael Morrow ftenorl, Clayton Porter ften-
orl, Ronnie Preston ttenorl, Eugene Peterson lbari-
tonel, Larry Frantz fbassl, Girls' Quartet IBJ, Girls'
Sextette tAl, and the Double Mixed Quartet.
The vocal large groups participated in the Pre-
Contest Concert on April 28 and in the Sring Concert
on May 12. Chorus and Girls' Glee Club took part in
the Large Group Contest at Paullina on May 2. The
last appearance of the Chorus was on May 19 at Com-
During the year . . . learn-
ing our ABC's . . . coloring
pictures . . . paint scenes
. . . rug naps . . . milk and
crackers . . . first love . . .
new games . . . new exper-
iences . . . gettings answers
to these questions . . . mak-
ing new friends . . . marbles
and jacks . . . birthday par-
ties . . . conferences with
parents and teachers ....
music and new songs . . .
recess . . . hula hoops . . .
playing in new gym . . . lost
my mittens . . . bundle up
. . . skinned elbows
Front, row: Helene Dahl, Janet Porter, Ann Ledoux. Candace Anderson fVice-Presidentb, Loreen
Friedrichsen rPres1denlr, Dean Brechwald 4SecreLary-Treasurerv, Barbara Veeder, Vicky Han-
sen, Louise Murray
Second row: John Nordstrom, Nathan Peterson, Linda Larsen. Peggy Kindwall, Mary Carter, Bonita John-
son, Patricia Stokes, Marilyn Murphy, Eldon Poller, Gary Belcher
Grigg Ronald Peterson Gary Gall
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JUNIOR HIGH ACTIVITIES
Junior High is the period of growing up and
the preparation for high school. It means longer
hours of study, more homework, and longer assign-
ments. Mr. Greene and Mrs. Waldo teach seven or
eight subjects each day.
The students have several enjoyable exper-
iences. The boys, coached by Mr. Hammond, par-
ticipate in competitive football and basketball
games with other schools. Four cheerleaders are
elected from the seventh and eighth grades. These
cheerleaders conduct pep meetings each afternoon
before a game. The girls enjoy sewing, cooking,
good grooming, baby-sitting, and family relations
from the home economics teacher, Miss Kundel.
Many of these activities may seem hard and
tiring to the students, but they will always remem-
Front row: Sharon Bell, Judy Fast, Janelle Goettsch, Tom Cone lVice-Presldentl, Jim Tumquist 1191-est
dew- Susan Gfieme 'Secretary-Treasurerv. Judy Anderson, Rita saamorf, Cynthia Benna
Second row: Dennis Coombs, Don Holmes, Diane Nielsen, Diane Hogrefe, Linda Schuelke, Beverly Sass
man. Colleen Samuelson, Tom Huseman
Third row: Larry Hansen. Phil Jahde, Wayne Halverson, Clayton Conard, Marlowe Poller, Bobby Wil
liams, Bill Matzdorff
Julle Grigg, Diane Nielsen, Colleen Samuelson, Beverly Lietz
The safety patrol is composed of several jun-
ior high boys. They elect from among themselves a
captain and lieutenant to guide them and assign
them to the busses. The uppermost thought in their
mind when on duty is to prevent accidents. They do
this by preventing small children from running
and crossing the street between busses. Two more
boys are assigned to put up and take down the stop
sign and street blockades.
The main goal of the Junior Band is to further
young students in their ability to play together as
a unit, and to explore and play compositions writ-
ten for the band. Here students are first taught to
listen to the other instruments and learn to blend
their sound with the others.
The Junior Band consists of sixth, seventh, and
eighth grade students. Before a student can enter
Junior Band, he must satisfactorily complete an
elementary method book and have played his in-
strument for at least one year. Some exceptions
are made to this rule, as in the case of older Junior
High students who have progressed more rapidly
than young beginners.
Each year usually in February, the Junior
Band presents their annual concert.
Front row: Bobby Williams. Larry Hansen, Gary Gall 1Captainb, Ronald Peterson fLieutenant,J, Billie
Matzdorff Wayne Halverson
Second row: Clayton Cunard, Tom Huseman, Garry Belcher, Eldon Poller, Don Holmes, Tom Johnston
Front row: Norma Buckingham, Donna Castle, Susan Holtz, Janet Hutton, Laurlne Peterson, Lorraine
Swanson, Louise Eriksen, Shirley Hoops, Janis Mieras
Second row: Douglas Krenzien, Jimmy Sassman, Richard Anderson, Sandra Sullivan, Addie Alderson
Linda Siebels, Ronnie Anderson, Douglas Lee, Tommy Mnunu, David Strom. Mrs. Rasmussen
Third row: Daniel Hanson, John Woodall, Scotty Schuler. Dennis Sassman, Robert Francis, Orin Huse
man, Dennis Gustafson, Phil Belcher, Luke Kjolhede
SIXTH GRADE ACTIVITIES
Subjects studied in the sixth grade consisted
of reading, arithmetic, spelling, English, geography,
history, health, and science. Extra curricular activ-
ities included vocal music, physical education, and
Extensive use of the dictionary was made in
Reading and Diagnostic Tests following the com-
pletion of each text.
Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
decimals and fractions, along with story problems
were included in units in arithmetic.
In English, the language arts-listening, speak-
ing, reading, and writing were correlated.
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Geography, the first semester, was a study of
"The Eastern Hemisphere." One of the highlights
of the year was viewing colored transparencies of
the countries we had studied, shown by Mrs. Gus-
tav Fossell of Holstein. Our mothers were invited
and refreshments were served,
History, the second semester, was an interest-
ing study of ancient civilizations, each contributing
much to the world. Murals were made to depict
Sound, plants and animals, weather, and elec-
tricity were favorite subjects in science. Various
experiments were proven.
Card weaving, water color painting, block
printing, and designing were done in art class.
Front row: Vernon Sullivan, Timothy Stille, Delane Bauer, Dennis Fast Donald Ryherd Mike McDanel
Thomas Waldo, Mickey Laffin
Second row: Diane Gould, Karen Peterson, Eddie Buckendahl James Norlin Curtis Hammond Susan
Schuelke, Joelle Sinns, Miss Hornor
Third row: Patricia Bell, Karen Melander, Linda Lee, Chris Olsen Douglas Svendsen Ricky Wolfe Linda
Delbridge, Jacalyn Castle
FIFTH GRADE ACTIVITIES
We take a look at the U. S., is a favorite motto
of the fifth graders this year. Our study included
the time from the formation of the thirteen colonies
to the present when our country is a world power.
In reading we read stories of the present day
and of days in history. These days are past but the
boys and girls of today can live in them through
their reading. We also live funny impossible days
in storyland - days that can be lived only in our
The students learn many interesting things
about the world in which they live through reading
various science books, doing actual experiments,
and studying more carefully their surroundings.
Front row: Linda Falck. Linda McGowan Shari Christensen Jean Grienke Diane Sundberg Linda Meyer
Leslie Gall, Darlyn Leonard
Second row: Brian Peterson, Ronald Steffes Nancy Larsen Catherine Turpin Marx Siexert Muns Fare
stad, Dwain Holmes, Miss Range
Third row: Burdette Watts, Stes en Sassman Denn s Carlson Hike Oatman James Sullixan Steven Pet
Absent: Dennis Brlsbois, Lanny Anderson
Front row: Ida Sievert, Ranae Poller. Nancy Sassman, Pamela Christopherson, Barbara Grieme.
Kathryn Magnuson, Sandra Banta, Louise Frieciricksen
Second row: Douglas Mortensen, Bill Eriksen, Christine Conard, Judy Huseman, Ordell Weiland, David
Sins, Peter Nielson, Mrs. Benna
Third row: Tony Stille, Ricky Parker, Bobby Kristensen, Brian Walsh, Dana Johnson, Gary Roberts,
Tommy Oberg, Douglas Hanson
FOURTH GRADE ACTIVITIES
September started a busy year for the new fourth graders.
We spent several weeks reviewing, then We started in on our
fourth rade work r 4
In arithmetic, we learned to multiply by the numbers four
through nlne. We also learned to divide by them, We had a
lot of fun multiplying by two numbers.
Our annual trip to tne "Planetarium" ln Cherokee, was
taken after we studied the heavens, in science. We also studied 5, 'I
about plants, animals, air and wind, and magnets, We learned
magnets are fun as well as useful,
In social studies, this year, we found out how the "New
World" was discovered and how it was settled. We also en-
joyed studying about famous great Americang and some of
the larger cities in the United States.
While reading the unit 'Young Citizens Here and 'I'here," '
We made a travel bureau. We traveled all over the world.
We gave several plays, throughout the year. for the other ,
grades and our parents.
This Spring we gave 9, program for our Mothers. .
We ended the school year with a track meet and a plcnlc.
Front row: Jayne Buckingham, Jean Sievert, Trudy Greene, Cindy Schuler, Glenda Walsh, Mary Ann Ol-
sen, Becky Christensen
Second row: Lonnie Sassman, Charles Movall, Gary Molgaard, Steven Jimmerson, Randy Richman, Larry
Steffes, Keith Pierson. Bill Dahl. Miss Weiss
Third row: Gail Huseman, Candy Kjolhede, Phyllis Swanson, Debra Hansen, Margaret Nordstrom, Donna
Erickson, Jayne Launderville
Front row: Janet Sievert, Linda Clough, Mary Ella Johnson. Maren West, Rebecka Stille, Claudina
Second rox? Mark Johnston, Tommy Gustafson, Ann Hanson, Diane Jesse, Kandy McDanel, Robert
Becker, Mickey Rohlk, Miss Knack ' I A
Third row: Richard Garrett, David Boettcher, David Delbridge, Dennis Bruns, Danny Peterson, Stanley
THIRD GRADE ACTIVITIES
To become a third grader is a "big jump" for any boy or
girl, In third grade each child begins to think and work by
himself. Hc becomes able to do his class work with very little
help from his teacher.
He re-learns his addition and subtraction facts. Other
phases are counting money, making measures, telling time,
carrying in addition and borrowing in subtraction. But the
"hi-lite" of his arithmetic this year ls to learn how to multi-
ply and divide through the three's.
Yes, they also are becoming good little readers. They go
through three basic books. "THE STREETS AND ROADS
SERIES." Stories are dramatized for other grades.
Letter writing becomes a reality when they learn the five
parts of a friendly letter and how to address an envelope. A
visit to the Post Office makes this "live" ln their minds. Cor-
rect usage of words is also stressed.
During the year visits were made to the grocery store, the
library, and the creamery.
A "real" grocery store was made in the room. Each one
enjoyed being the storekeeper. 9'
Seeds were everywhere in the room when the third graders
made 5 seed collection. You could find almost any kind of a
seed by visiting the room,
Music, physical education and art were other classes en-
joyed during the year.
Front row: Ellen Grienke, Kathleen Cacek. Marsha Cox, Margaret Johnson, Marcene Peterson, Dorlys
Brechwald, Diane Florke, Janice Molgaard
Second row: Steven Johannesen, Daniel Steineke, Karen Farestad, Martha Hanson, Linda Samuelson,
Michael Binder, Marlin Weiland, Miss Sewalson
Third row: Steven Movall, Bobby Hogancamp, James Camerer, Eugene Lichtenberg, Robert Anderson,
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Front row: Leon Peterson, Tommy Parker, Steven Schuler, Kenneth Ryherd Milo Hustedt Ricky Meyer
Second row: Mrs. Jarvis, Janet Sinns, Darrylin Holmes. Candace Norlin Ardell Ericksen Vicki Sue Wolfe
Third row: Ellen Clough, Steven Walsh, John Hallengren, Mike Petersen Terry Binder Myron Murph ,
SECOND GRADE ACTIVITIES
The second graders have enjoyed an interest-
ing and profitable year. Reading and phonics have
helped them to develop their structural and pho-
netic analysis skills: improve their ability in in-
Our new science books deal with the basic pat-
terns of the universe: namely, patterns as princi-
ples of space, time, change, interrelationships vari-
ety, adaptations and balance. -Correlated with this
subject we had excursions, studied various items,
such as cocoons, ants, wasps, bees, crickets, rocks,
Numbers, social studies, health, spelling, lan-
guage, penmanship, music and physical education
help to "round out" the second grade curriculum.
The highlight of the year was our train ride
to Cherokee, and a trip through the Planetarium.
Front row: Diane Sievert, Karn Johnsen Srirley Hallengren Alice Witzke Diane Bauer Elizabeth San
dine, Claudia Olsen
Second row: Kathleen Fast, Gayle Barr Kathy Sue Peterson Richard Benson Lawrence Ahart Vickie
Brueggert, Linda Peters, Donna Hoops
Third row: Russel Post, Ronald Mortensen Steven Strom Theodore Mahn Charles Conard Bruce Nel
son, Richard Carlson, Mrs, Huseman
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Front row: Marcia Meyer. Lynette Hansen, Peggy Anderson, Patty Christopherson, Donna Johnson,
Brenda Samuelson, Jackie Watt
Second row: Kim Bnrr. Burton Hill, John Diischer, Marlene Peterson, Richard Adams, Collene Huseman,
Nancy Peterson, Ramona Stille
Third row: Alan Buckingham, Tim Alklre, Greg Johannesen, Jimmy Oatman, Larry Grieme, Paul Lietz,
Wayne Fredrickson, Miss Jons
FIRST GRADE ACTIVITIES
A thrilling day was had when the first graders
began their pre-primers. During the year the boys
and girls learned many words. They enjoyed read-
ing about the experiences of Dick, Jane, and Sally.
In number work the first grade developed
readiness for the general use of numbers and the
number system, basic number facts, measuring and ,,-A
use of monev. 5,
The first step in writing was learning the cor-
rect way to make each letter. The second step was ,
forming words and sentences and the last step was -9 i Dick
We enjoyed our science book "Look and
Learn." The units we had were animals, machines,
seasons, months and plants.
Our social studies work was centered around ij' ii '
the family and the school. .. ,Q ' 1 Jane
Front row: Barbara Schuler, Cynthia Peterson. Eyla Jean Johnson, Sandra Sundberg, Randy Maule,
Steven Launderville, Gerry Clough, Steven Steffes
Second row: David Johnson, Raymond Nading, Kevin Anderson, Rollie Richman, Garand Gaffey, Billy
Anderson, Steven Marshall
Third row: Sharon Holtz, Linda Cacek, Karen Halverson, Melinda Peterson, Brenda Walsh, Doris Han-
son, Lori Jimmerson, Norma Beckfield, Miss Andersen
I-'ront row: Lynn Osborne. Donald Rogers. Stanley Kraemer. David Anderson
Second row: Mrs. Briison, Bonnie Fredrickson, Charles Kracmer, David Smith, Paul Ruehmann. Judy
Lundberg. Mr. Thieman
Third row: Richard Rydstrom, Leonard Raygor. Keith Enderson, Jerry Meyer
FIFTH AND SIXTH
In both fifth and sixth grade
reading classes, they are trying to
increase their vocabulary by look-
up new words for each story,
writing the meaning of each
word and using them in a sen-
In fifth grade arithmetic, we
are going to be doing long divi-
sion problems, multiplying three-
place numbers, adding and sub-
tracting decimals and also frac-
tions, finding perimeters and
areas of squares,
In sixth grade arithmetic, we
are going to learn to add, sub-
tract, multiply and divide frac-
tions and also decimals, study the
units of measure, and find the un-
known number by adding, sub-
tracting, multiplying and divid-
For extra work in language,
each student is to read four li-
brary books and make a written
report and an oral report on each.
Other subjects that we have
are: spelling, science, health, so-
cial studies, and also we have
music, physical education and art.
Front row: Barbara Kraemer. Kurt Frederickson, Kathy Frederickson, David Meyer, Keith Rogers
Second row: Mrs, Gould. Donna Pedersen. Bob Wilt, Shirley Heschke, David Coombs
Third row: Raymond Friedrich. Patty Schuldt, Charles Rydstrom
Absent: Larry Jensen. David Hollenbeck
THIRD AND FOURTH
Front row: Marsha Friedrich, David Kjolhede, Bobby Peterson, Janis Peterson, Carol Edwards
Second row: Mrs. Hoover, John Rydstrom, Alvern Friedrich, Sue Quirin, Mike Ingram, Gary Bruns, Rod
Third row: Steven Johnson, Roger Lundberg, Norma Jean Rogers, Rodney Bruns, Lee Meyer, DeAnn Ped
ersen, David Kraemer
Absent: Bobby Jensen
The third and fourth
shall endeavor to build a good
foundation for all mathematics
by learning all the combinations
of the four fundamental process-
es, so that they may be done
within a limited number of min-
utes. This will be done by indi-
vidual study and "time tests" on
each process at intervals through-
out the year. Charts will be kept
to show each child's progress in
speed and accuracy.
These pupils will be encour-
aged to read several library
books during 'tspare time" and
each shall report upon at least
two to the class.
Much stress will be placed up-
on the improvement of both oral
and silent reading in these grades.
It is very important that they
have become good readers before
attacking the more difficult
"work-type reading," such as is
found in social studies.
It is hoped that these pupils
shall all learn to budget their
time and "plan ahead" in the
preparation of their lessons. This
also will be much help to them as
they advance to higher grades.
FIRST AND SECOND
1958-1959 should be a success-
ul year with our eight first grad-
ers and seven second graders.
Interesting reading experiences
will be offered through the use of
basic readers, charts, signs, and
supplementary readers. We hope
each child will enjoy reading, and
have the desire to read independ-
ently after knowledge of the ba-
sic vocabulary for his grade.
With a foundation of phonics
and language, this should all be
Number work in first grade
will consist of counting, repro-
ducing, and identifying objects
to 10, recognition of groups to
sixg relation between add and
subtract plus number vocabulary.
In second grade we will go into
the teens with stories for addition
and subtraction, measures, coins,
time, and counting by 2's, 3's, 5's
With second grade spelling,
plus health, science, creative ac-
tivities, music and games we
should have a full year.
Front row: Cynthia Anderson, Cherie Dyslin, Diane Rehnstrorn, Darwin Clausen, Jimmie O'Donnell, Tom-
Second row: Kenneth Friedrich, Kathy Anderson, Sherleen Clausen, Scott Quirin, Delores Syndegard
Third row: Mrs. Halverson, Douglas Bruns, John Schuldt, Bruce Edwards, Lynn Peterson
' SECOND GRADES
Offering music every day to
all grades enables us to receive
most of the basic experiences of
music in one .week's time. We do
this by devoting one period a
week to theory, one to listening
lessons of "Record Day," another
to singing, one to rhythm and one
to musical games.
Because one phase of music
cannot rightfully be separated
from another, the five periods
can be correlated by studying a
song in four or five steps when-
Theory: the key signature of
the song plus the syllables.
Rhythm: how each measure
can be divided differently be-
tween the number of beats.
Singing: first on syllables, then
on hum, and finally on words.
Listening: hearing other sing-
ers do the song, either by quar-
tets from the class or be record-
ing of the song when the record
Musical Games: to give theory
an immediate purpose for learn-
ing all the key signatures, lines
and spaces, and so on. Each stu-
dent has the responsibility to his
own team to study and learn, or
his team will lose in the tourna-
Eventually students realize
that the ultimate purpose is to
facilitate music reading for their
own enjoyment as well as for
By having music every day we
can vary the program to include
piano classes, for which we will
use cardboard keyboards plus ac-
tual piano keyboardsg program
day in each class to encourage
performingg "Play Teacher Day"
so that individual pupils may
teach a song to the rest of the
classg and perhaps Flutophone
classes to determine interest and
ability toward instrumental mu-
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