Altona Collegiate - Green and Gold Yearbook (Altona, Manitoba Canada)

 - Class of 1959

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Text from Pages 1 - 68 of the 1959 volume:

to the Graduates, Students and Teachers of the ALTONA COLLEGIATE •Our best wishes go with you for the future)? The modern world offers great challenges but also great opportunities; May the desire tp phsciously seek God ' s will for your Ijfe. motivate your choice: of school, profession or field of service. We here at 0. W. Fi-tesen Sons are also consstantly expanding service, plant and store facilities ' to meet, the needs of our growing communities and the changing conditions of our modern world. This is our fifty-second year in operation. Our motto is good service, quality merchandise at the right price. When you think of: PRINTING AND PUBLISHING . SCHOOL OFFICE EQUIPMENT THE BEST IN BOOKS Remerpber to Contact D. W. FRIESEN SONS LTD. ALTONA, MANITOBA WINNIPEG: GLobe 2-5433 Phone: ALTONA 232 The end of education is to produce a well-balanced many- sidedness of interest. Morality is universally acknowledged as the highest aim of humanity, and consequently of education. —Herbart YEARBOOK COMMITTEE It was the aspiration of the student body this year to have another yearbook published after several years of idleness in this field. With this in mind, that the public has not seen the activ¬ ities of the Altona Collegiate in the form of a yearbook for quite some time, the yearbook committee has planned it in such a way so as to devote more space to each phase of school life. In this way the parents and the public can be brought to the very threshold of the acivities and achievements of the students. Several weeks of preparation and planning have been spent to bring this book to completion. Many students have given freely of their time and talents to bring to realit y what at first was only an ambition. To these are extended heart¬ felt thanks. Among others who have helped to make this yearbook a success are the advertisers and also the sponsor. The yearbook committee would like to extend its appreciation to these people. We also hope that with the completion of this project the relationship between the public and the school might be much more intimate and through it would like to thank the public for providing us with such a wonderful school and facilities. 2 David Hoeppner, Editor INSPECTOR’S MESSAGE It is a pleasure for me to extend to the 1959 graduates of Altona Collegiate my heartiest congratulations for their academic achievement and best wishes to reach for a happy and satisfying career. Never in the history of Manitoba has there been greater opportunity for advancement to higher education, and never has there been a greater need for teachers, engineers, scientists and statesmen. It is my earnest hope that each will raise his sights to the highest. J. W. Butcher 3 It is gratifying to be able to extei.u, through your yearbook, the best wishes of the Altona school board. When you- previous r cation was made, we of the Alt -»1 ict, felt that we had taken a big st education with the erection of a ; " for i e use of our students. Toda y the threshold of another major change. I feel sure that I speak f - all the people of the jt when I say we are proud of students of the Altona Collegiate. You large measure responsible for the status niat your Collegiate enjoys in the district today. This is borne out when we look at the enroll¬ ments of two years ago and that of today. You have set an example to others by your success in academic work as well as by your conduct in extra-curricular activities. May this continue in future years. To the graduates of 1959 go our sincere best wishes for their success in their ventures in the adult world of today. To some it will mean a continuation of studies. Others will go forth into the labour force of either the community, the province or elsewhere. Whatever your next step may be, you can be sure that the best wishes of the entire community go with you. To those students who are attending the Altona Collegiate from outside the district—we hope that you are enjoying your stay with us. We have attempted to let you share in all the facilities that are available to our own students. We trust that you will go home from here with no regrets in your choice to attend at Altona and we hope that we will be able to welcome you back again. ' —Mr. Art Braun, Chairman, Altona School Board THE SCHOOL BOARD A. C. KROEKER, B.A., B.Pd., B.Ed. Drama and Poetry, Grade XU Literature, Grade. XI Typing I and II Geography, Grade X Guidance, Grade X German, Grade IX Guidance, Grade IX PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE Who out a lad sitting on ■ ‘in the little red school pencil through the while the watchful eye e.neH r ooding quiet over .. i‘dl horizons were con- minimum limits of self-exploration, Id demanded an early -iing willingness to wrest u ned land with his strong u b oersp ation of his brow faith aiiu »ge of his heart gave birth to . new nation; a nation which stood, as it were, on young, coltish legs, peering with in¬ credulous eyes over the broad horizons that swept from sea to sea, embracing a magnitude which grandfather sensed but never comprehended, for the stubb r -n sr :| and the unmade way left little time for die . You, the student of _Jy are the grandchild and the heir c ‘he rich, pioneering legacy which grandfathc ’ and vour opportunities for self-fulfillment thiv... education have more than once brought a look of wistfulness into grandfather’s eyes. But you are the heirs of many confusions and perplexities which are unique to our modem world. Your physical and psychological environment is bombarding you with a host of educational and social stimuli to such an extent that in many instances you are left with alarming and dis-arranged notions of what you out 1 ♦ do 1 wbqf you would like to do. . v srea to st sinp’ 0 • governing your responses to the various pressures which exert their influence on you, is your own scale of values. In our times, many people foresake their idealism, preferring to place maximum em¬ phasis on “social security” and the necessity of acquiring only those qualifications which will best equip them for competition in the rigorous “dog eat dog” climate of our materialistic soc- ciety. On the other extreme, there are those who cling with tenacious futility to their world of wishful thinking; who stay in their “ivory tower” and refuse to look at the world realistically, believing that “wishing will make it so.” Both views lead to abortive mis-applications of human resourcefulness. Rank materialism takes the soul out of man’s labor; in-controllable idealism makes his life a quixotic farce. As your principal, it is my sincere hope that your attendance in high school has helped you to acquire a good scale of values, for without them, an education is hollow. True wisdom is reflected, not in the ability to give sophisticated answers but rather to ask serious questions. I urge you therefore to ask yourself: Have I learned to desire knowledge without scorning ignorance; to be magnanimous without being weak; to be scrupulous without being dogmatic; to seek per¬ fection without losing my tolerance; to strive for success without making it a fetish; to be realistic without abandoning all dreams?” Even as grandfather built for today, you must build for tomorrow. Only then will you be a worthy heir of your legacy from the past. 6 WARKENTIN, B.S.A. Chemistry, Grade XII Chemistry, Grade XI Algebra, Grade XI Science, Grade X German, Grade X Composition, Grade I. H. H. GOERTZEN, B.A. History, Grade XII German, Grade XII German, Grade XI Geometry, Grade XI siness Practice, Grade X Geometry, Grade X Mathematics, Grade IX FACULTY D. R. DYCK, B.Sc. Physics, Grade XII Physics, Grade XI Composition, Grade X Algebra, Grade X Science, Grade IX History, Grade IX L. G. SIEMENS, B.A. Mathematics, Grade XII Composition and Novel, Grade XII History, Grade XI Composition, Grade XI Literature, Grade X Spelling, Grade IX VALEDICTORY f 1959 is a definite milestone for ng class. It marks the end of the r education, not only at school, .so in home. Only somewhat more i a decade ago you will have seen us as youngsters ,v he first grade, when we never gave it a thought, that someday we would be partici¬ pating in graduation exercises. We would rather tend to think of school as a terrible place because the teacher wouldn’t let us talk in class. Since that time we have gone through many and varied experiences, some of which we will forget and others which we will always cherish as some¬ thing dear to us. There will also have been times when we as ' ♦Herr ' s did not do our utmost to work co-opt. atively with the teachers, causing them worries on top of trying to teach us, which at times a’-pare. became quite a problem. But inspite of all these experiences which we would rather forget there are ct i | ’ my which we will always like to think of in happy reminiscence. Never to be forgotten are the stormy discussions which have taken place in the grade twelve room when one student ’vould ’ ily defend his point of view against the opposing opinions of many other students in the class c - h like these and many others have helped to stimulate the some¬ times ’-11 routine of school work. In retrospect we wsjp emember our five teachers. Mr. Kroeker will be remembered for his interest in the future of his students and also for his enthusiasm in choir work. Never, to be forgotten are his poetry periods when he has ex¬ pounded the philosophies of the poets to us and especially so when it b-ppened to be his appar¬ ently favourite poet, Robert Frost. Mr. Warken- tin will be remembered for his concern for everyone to have a complete knowledge of chemistry so as to be able to apply it to practical situations, and Mr. Goertzen for his insistance that everyone know all the various declentions in German. There will be recollections of Mr. Dyck and his lectures on the differences between the principles of the ammeter, voltmeter, and galvanometer. We will also have memories of how Mr. Siemens extracted humor from the dullest of novels like Hardy’s Return of the Native, resulting in explosions of laughter from the class. Also how he explained endlessly the many mathematical problems to an unreceptive class, which would have caused many a person to give up with despair. All in all, the teachers will be remembered for their tireless efforts to do the best for us at all times. Now the time has come that we, the grade twelves, continue in our education or take our places in the community. With the grade elevens may I leave these words: may you take up the work where we left off and may you succeed where we have failed. May you take those op¬ portunities which will lead you to a life’s vocation filled with happiness; one in which you can serve your God and fellow men. With you we leave our best wishes and hopes that each one of your efforts might be rewarded and that you might thereby make this collegiate one to be proud of in years to come. Without the help of the teachers, trustees and loyal parents our education would be an im¬ possibility and we wish to extend our most sincere thanks to them. Now we are passing from school into what has been called a cruel world; a world of continual strife, hatred and bitterness; of man-made satellites and rockets to the moon; an ever changing world. We wonder what the future has in store for us. Will we be able to withstand the hard knocks of life? Whenever the future begins to look dark and grim may we remember these words of as¬ surance: “fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee.” If we but maintain a constant trust in God, the future is nothing of which to be afraid. With this in mind may we set out On the road of life remembering that at the end of the road is our Great Reward. David Hoeppne ROSE PETE Rose is s« council and y is cheerful, e ' matics, and i legiate choir Church chci: group. Likes way and is pi ing. ROGER L Roger is to poetry, in curling, ball and f spare time Calls Horn arrive at S ' morning. Margaret came to us from St. Wall- burg, Sask. Her warm smile and readiness to help soon established her as a friend. Already she has been chosen president of United Church Young People’s and is assistant editor of the yearbook. She is skilled in domestic arts and has a knack for teaching. DENNIS MARTEL Dennis is an aggressive student as well as a great athlete and considers hockey his favourite sport although he participates in football and curling as well. In his studies we know he will succeed and his future will pos- Seaton, DAVID HOEPPNER Study period is the one bright spot in David’s day. As editor of the year¬ book he is busy discussing plans with his committee. At other times his presidential duties, studies and out¬ side activities keep him busy. He enjoys chemistry and maths and will probably enter the U of M after com¬ pleting Grade XII. SHIRLEY BRAUN A cute dark-haired miss with a twinkling eye and a merry smile. Friendly, neat n’ sweet with an ap¬ preciative sense of humor — that’s our Shirl. Though active in all sports she excels in basketball. Very com¬ petent pianist who aids choir rehear¬ sals. Has her eye on “un homme” but enjoys a get-together with the “gals.” Plans to become a teacher. MARILYN McVEY Marilyn is an ambitious student, affectionately known as “Tiny.” She is a student council member and a singer in the collegiate choir. In sports activities Marilyn takes an ac¬ tive part. Though she doesn’t see much of her home town, Emerson, she hopes to leave Emerson to go into the nursing profession. TOM MILNE Tom makes the daily trip from Emerson on his Plymouth (when there is no blizzard). He does well in all subjects and usually has a ready answer in novel period. Likes curling and is always ready to lend a helping hand. Is undecided about the future. 11 MYRNA WILSON Though her home town is Emerson, she boards in Altona throughout the school week. Myrna is a freshman in the collegiate this year. She is a quiet, studious young lady and her pleasant smile and laughing eyes mark her as a friendly person. After completion of Grade XII she is think¬ ing of taking nurses training. EDGAR FRIESEN Tall, blonde and handsome, that’s Edgar, who is seldom seen without a smile. His interests lie more at the back of the room than at the front, and his pet peeve seems to be writing essays. Is active in football, baseball, and curling. Future - - - ? ..-ENt L’ESPERANCE Jo is active in sports. She is a member of both the basketball and volleyball teams. She serves as art convener for the yea 1 ' - ' r k. Her hobby is drawing; especia 2rn art ( ?). She can’t apprecia -r chem¬ istry. It is hard for J e whe¬ ther to send her lett or west. Her future is s+ili - RAY KRAHN Ray is an enthusiastic athlete. He skips a rink in curling and plays center-man on the football team. He is a good student and his favourite subject is German (?) He seems to be attracted to a town in the west. Plans to attend university next year. 12 MARILYN STOBBE A charming lassie with sparkling blue eyes and shiny blonde hair. Long¬ time Altona resident who displays a merry smile. An earnest student, com¬ petent piano player and diligent worker (oh those dishes!) Reliable, friendly, talkative. Enjoys sports. Couldn’t get along without our Mari- DAVID REMUS Tall, dark and cheerful — that’s David. He comes from near Emerson and has been with us for one year. He is industrious and invariably has his homework done. He enjoys reading and is active in curling. Last year he completed a diploma course in Agri¬ culture. He plans to continue his stu¬ dies next year. DORA TOEWS Dora is an ambitious ana intelli¬ gent student. She is a “whiz” at mathematics and Tier pet peeve is German. Dora usually walks one mile to school everj v -’orning and finds it quite stim ’- ' 4 ’ A member of the student- - «.nd captain of the girls’ b " team. Plans to con¬ tinue he at the U. of M. DAVE HEINRICHS Dave is a quiet man and excels in curling and in the arts. His physique is one to be admired and envied, and has helped him many a time. Al¬ though his future is undecided, we are sure he will be a success at whatever he tackles. JUDITH FRIESEN Judy is grade twelve’s so-called soloist. She is an excellent singer and likes to try her skill in musical com¬ petitions. Although she likes music she just simply can’t appreciate any history. Excels in all sports but es¬ pecially so in basketball. As to her future, she is undecided. BERNHARD PENNER Bernie is quiet (in school), and spends his after-fours and Saturdays at his job in the local “men’s wear.” He enjoys driving cars, playing his guitar, and taking flash pictures. Skating and volleyball are his favour¬ ite sports. His future is as yet unde¬ cided. Se tia% PATRICIA BERG Although resident in Rosenfeld she has attended the Altona Collegiate the last two years. She has a good aca¬ demic standing, her favourite subjects being the arts. Her pet peeve is chem¬ istry and her ambition is teaching. She has recently developed an “ear” for CFAM news broadcasts. MARLENE WALL This prety girl whose residence is in Horndean, has been attending the Altona Collegiate for the last two years. She comes with Roger every morning. She is friendly, has a sense of humor, and is quite studious. Her pet peeve is chemistry but she likes to curl. Her ambition is to become a 14 ESTHER GIESBRECHT Esther is a quiet and studious lass. As secretary, she takes an active part in the I.S.C.F. She is the sponsor of the Red Cross in school and enjoys playing- piano and skating. Next year she plans to attend university or enter nurses training. ALFRED KLASSEN Hidden behind the reserve of this young man is a friendliness and sin¬ cerity rarely found. He is a conscien¬ tious student and for that reason was entrusted with the position of official bell ringer. Alf shines in German classes, but appreciates help in mathe¬ matics. He intends to attend Teachers College next year. MARLENE EPP Marlene is a deserving student, who takes her studies seriously. She takes a special interest in literature, com¬ position and novel. Her ambition is to become a nurse, and with her initiative we know she will achieve her aim. Her interests include reading, writing, and most sports. 15 JACK TOEWS Jack is a tall, dark and handsome boy in grade eleven. His interests are in the line of basketball, volleyball and girls. His marks are fair, but he gets into some “big deals” with the teachers. JUDY FRIESEN Dark-haired Judy is an intelligent teen-age girl who loves school and is often found sketching faces. She has a cheery disposition and a happy outlook on life. Her. ambition is to become a nurse. LINDA FRIESEN Linda is a fair-haired girl and an active member of the student council. She is a jolly lass and her favorite subjects are chemistry and literature. Her future ap¬ parently lies in the field of nursing. GEORGE ZACHARIAS George likes to argue with his fellow classmates and will not stop till he wins the argument. He has a good sense of humor and often displays it in the classroom. Firs Uvori.te subjects are algebra and chemistry. GORDON WIEBE Gordon is one of those students who boards in town and seems to dislike it. After receiving the recent history and German marks, Gord will be found doing more satisfactory work. PATRICIA FROESE History, algebra and geometry are the interests of this fair-haired lass. She is quiet, studious and ambi¬ tious. Occasionally she is staring dreamily into space. She plans to attend Teachers College after she has completed her high school education. JAC HMIDT Jake omes from Neuhoffnung. He is a student of high scholastic ability and has a good sense of humor, usually coming up with an intelligent statement in class. He takes an active part in volleyball and basket¬ ball. -nbition: chemist. BOB WIELEK Bob’s six foot three frame fills the centre spot on the A.C. basketball squad. " Stretch” is usually top scorer. He is also the vice president of the student council, and spends his spare time operating a lino¬ type machine at the local printing shop. His future is undecided. CLASS JIM REIMER Jim is president of the I.S.C.F. club in school. He is on the basketball team and also plays some volley¬ ball and football. He sings in the school choir and in the school octet. Jim is a good student and studies hard to make good grades. JAKE PENNER Jake is one of the tallest boys in the class. His favorite subject is typing. Jake is very good in his studies and also in the “culinary arts.” He is well liked by his classmates. CORLISS BROWN She’s one of grade eleven’s blondes and is intelli¬ gent and good-natured. Her favorite subjects are com¬ position, literature and chemistry. Her interest lies not only in Altona, but also in Morris, which has some¬ thing Altona doesn’t have. BERNARD VILLENEUVE Bernard is an ardent curling and football fan. He enjoys fun and adds life to German and geometry periods. His favorite (?) subjects are German and literature and is frequently heard saying “Oh but Freddie, what have you done?” KEN BUHR Ken’s marks are among the highest in the class. He is active as a council member and also participates in all sports, being assistant captain of the basketball team. His intentions are to become an engineer. After school he is found selling paint. Known to friends as “Smiley.” DOLORES LOEWEN Dolores is a very studious girl. Her favourite sub¬ jects are music, algebra and chemistry and she plans to attend Teachers College after she has finished high school. Even though she is ambitious and studious, sometimes her eyes and thoughts wander across the classroom. CAROL DICK Carol has a happy disposition and is an active member of the basketball team. Her most common nickname is " Pete.” Her favorite subject is mathe¬ matics. MYRNA LOEWEN Myrna is a hard-working and fun-loving girl. She is most often seen with a smile on her face. Her ambi¬ tion is to become a teacher. In her spare time Myrna plays the piano and reads. WERNER FRIESEN Werner is often seen ■ wearing a smile. He sparks at curling and algebra. He also does a good job as scorekeeper for the basketball squad. Werner’s other interests lie in the field of hockey, cars, and doing nothing. His future may be with the R.C.A.F. JOE FAST Joe is a great athlete. He plays hockey for the Al¬ tona Maroons, baseball for the Altona Bisons and basketball and football for the collegiate. Joe also has high scholastic ability and plans to go to college next year to complete his education—and to play foot¬ ball. 17 JUNIOR WILL KEHLER Although Will’s small, and nicknamed “Studd,” he’s a guard on the basketball team. Will loves algebra, and enjoys rocking to the latest pop tunes. His ambition: to be a disc jockey. Favorite slogan: " Follow John " (Diefenbaker). GRANT NICKEL Grant comes from the Horndean district and is com¬ monly known as " Mr. Fickle.” He is a good curler and attends many bonspiels during the winter. Cattle¬ raising is Grant’s future prospect. VERNA KLETKE A new student in Altona Collegiate, Verna is well- liked and has a happy disposition. Her favorite sub¬ jects are literature and composition. One of her favorite pastimes is watching “Unforeseen” on TV. Besides this Verna has interests which lie elsewhere than school. We wonder where they could be? BRIAN TOPNIK This dashing Casanova hails from Houston. In spite of his superior knowledge in the sciences he is occasion¬ ally nick-named “Elvis.” His favorite hobbies include collecting model airplanes and oil paintings. He has a fine personality and is well-liked by his classmates. Ambition: medicine. JOHN SCHELLENBERG John’s interests lie in life in general and girls in particular. He is quite carefree during the year but manages to get good marks. His favorite periods are breaks and German classes. He intends to become a politician. KEN BRAUN Ken is a good student who works hard at his studies. He is of the quiet type, but enjoys being with the crowd. Ken enjoys singing and supports the bass sec¬ tion of the collegiate choir. VERNA FRIESEN Verna is a sweet-tempered girl, with whom every¬ one likes to associate. Some of her favorite pastimes are singing and babysitting. Of the subjects at school she prefers history and literature. Her objective this year is to conquer physics. RICHARD SCHMIDT Richard is a handsome boy of average height. He is athletic, has a good sense of humor, and enjoys music. His favorite musical instrument is the radio. Rich, is not yet certain what he is working for. BERNICE FRIESEN Bernice is usually seen with a smile on her face, but not when a physics period comes along. She travels seventeen miles from Halbstadt every day. In the corridors she is usually seen with Linda. MARY FALK Mary is one of the country students in grade eleven. She is quiet and very studious. Her favorite subjects seem to be algebra, composition and literature. She also enjoys singing and chooses reading as one of her pastimes. 18 CLASS BOB SCHELLENBERG Bob is short, has freckles and large green eyes, and thrives on talking. When he isn’t playing basketball he enjoys walking into the Gr ade X room to see a “friend.” His other love: Mathematics. ERNIE HI EBERT Ernie has a crew cut and drives a long, new Ply¬ mouth. He comes from the land and shines in physics and chemistry. Ambition: To become a scientist. JOHN TEICHROEB “Tikie” wears a black leather jacket and takes his history lightly. He is a faithful member of the C.H.C. (Chalk Hurlers Club). But when he gets his father’s Ford, he’s off to Winkler to see a “friend.” KEN SIME Ken hails from Emerson and has a violent dislike for dictionaries. He can really rock the piano and is always the life of a party. If n Unitoriarn Henry Enns came to Altona Collegiate in 1957 when he took grade ten. Henry will always be remembered as a friend of all, a conscientious student, hard worker. He served part time as orderly at the Altona Hospital, but the time came when he could no longer help the sick. He became ill himself and after several weeks of suffering, on the seventh day of May at three o’clock in the morning, he passed on to be with his Master. SOPHOMORE MARGE FRIESEN Marge specializes in typing. Opera singers appeal to her and for a hobby she enjoys photography. Her favorite pastime—driving a car. JOHN HOEPPNER John is a quiet studious lad. He builds radios and is nick¬ named “jet.” His favorite subject is science, and he asks many questions in class. Future—undecided. EVELYN FALK Evelyn is a pert and pretty blonde, whose favorite sub¬ ject is geometry ( ?), and her favorite pastime is talk¬ ing. Her ambition, so far, is to finish high school. DIANE REMPLE Diane is Altona Motors’ ad¬ vertising agent. Considers studying a waste of time. Frequently heard from in class. Whispering? Her cul¬ inary talents perhaps give a clue to her future. HAROLD KROEKER A handsome young lad whose nickname is " Crowbar.” Em¬ igrated from Winkler just last year. Ambition—doctor? Has a reputation as a “lady killer.” 20 CLASS MARGE PETERS Marge is a friendly little blonde. She is an industrious student with an ambition to be a stewardess. She has an inclination toward boys. KEN LOEWEN Ken, nicknamed “Looper,” is a talkative lad. He spends his after-fours working at Friesen’s printery. Ken pre¬ fers sports to school work. DENNIS FRIESEN Dennis is a big cheerful stu¬ dent from Neubergthal. Mathematics is his favorite subject. He takes part in many sports. His goal is edu¬ cated farming. JAKE DERKSEN Jake is a boy who is very quiet in class. The subject he likes best is science. Jr ' takes an active part in ing. MARGE KEHLER Marge is a hazel-eyed, five- foot-six, brunette. She shines in literature and composition. Uses “how revolting” as her favorite expression. VERNON HOtPPNER Vernon is our up and coming pharmacist. He enjoys play¬ ing basketball and has a “private” hobby. He is very studious (at times). DEANNA HAMM Deanna is our blonde bomb¬ shell. She is always bright and gay. Her favorite sub¬ jects are typing and films. She also likes to play base¬ ball. LOIS EPP Lois is humorous a good- natured. She is fond sports and participates in many. Her pet peeve is “geometry.” Ambition—comedian. Nick¬ named " Lucy.” 21 SOPHOMORE EARL DICK Earl is a gay lad with a wise¬ crack for everyone, which helps to keep us all in good humor. His ambition — to become a movie star. ELFRIEDA BRAUN Elfrieda hails from Amster¬ dam and plays on the high school basketball team. Her ambition is to be a nurse. Pet peeve—Algebra. DARLENE SIEMENS Darlene is an industrious stu¬ dent who likes algebra, geo¬ metry and playing the piano. Her favorite sport is basket¬ ball and her most obvious expression is “Oh beans.” Helena is quiet in class. Her favorite subjects are algebra and science. She enjoys skat¬ ing and her ambition is to become a stenographer. species and likes talking to her neighbors. Her favorite subject—recess ? Gordon’s favorite sport is golf and in school he special¬ izes in science. He plans to attend university and eventu¬ ally become an engineer. 1 is the smallest girl in class. She likes “Rock ‘n’ ” like most other girls, pet peeves are geometry homework. CLASS RONALD FUNK Ronald is skillful in curling. Geography and science are the school subjects which he prefers. JOYCE KNELSON Joyce is the tallest girl in the classroom. Her nickname is “blondie,” which suits her well. Her pet peeve is teach¬ ers. Her ambition—waitress. ELVERA SCHELLENBERG Anne, as she is called at home, hails from Amster¬ dam. She plans to enter nurs¬ ing after high school, and claims her favorite pastime is singing. GARRY POHL Garry is a sleepy but good student who sits next to teacher’s desk. He has made the basketball team and en¬ joys tinkering with radios. HENRY FRIESEN Henry is a quiet, studious fellow who hails from Rose¬ ville. His favorite subjects are German and algebra. His future is as yet unde¬ cided. DIEDRICH KLASSEN Diedrich, a man who likes a good joke, spends his after- four hours as secondary jan¬ itor at the curling rink. " Duke” reigns over all sub¬ jects. ROSELLA BRAUN Rosella is a pretty, dark¬ haired girl whose ambition is to go through university. Her reserved manner proves the statement, “Still waters run deep.” 23 SOPHOMORES GAIL LANG Gail hails from Rosenfeld. Her pet peeve is geometry. Ambition is to be in politics, but a strong attraction in Winnipeg makes this seem unlikely. ANGELA SIEMENS Angela is a very quiet girl. Her favorite subject is Ger¬ man. Her pet peeve is home¬ work. Her ultimate fate— housewife. LOIS BRAUN Lois is a bright young lass from the village. Her nick¬ name is “Ben.” Her hobby— the opposite sex. Her am¬ bition is to go to college. JOHN FRIESEN John is known as " Hansie” and hails from Altona. He likes to curl but his ambi¬ tions are indefinite. His favorite subject is recess. MELVIN REIMER Melvin is a boy who always has a smile, even when odds are against him. His friends know him as " Punk Stick.” RODNEY SAWATZKY Rodney is well liked by his classmates because he al¬ ways wears a smile. Curling is his favorite sport and he does his school-work well. CATHLEEN FRIESEN Ca thleen, a council member, enjoys curling, reading and the opposite sex. Her pet peeves are teachers, home¬ work, geography and maths. Her ultimate fate—? BETTY ZACHARIAS Betty is a friendly, industri¬ ous girl whose favorite sub¬ ject is science. Her favorite pastime — talking across the aisle. Her ambition—getting through school as fast as possible. DAVE BUHLER: Dave, believe it or not, is quite a smart lad. He specializes in cleaning his nails during class and enjoys writing compositions about - - ? ? 24 FRESHMEN RENDAL GIESBRECHT dislikes German and REIMER- history JANET EPP- talkative—bewil- algebra classes. German difficult. ' f ttv . tm3 BiHS jLE JUT Jy MBM " V v ' - ' ' , ' . ' bc ! • ' . FRESHMEN ALLAN KNELSON—suc¬ cessful student—sits In FRANCES SCHELLEN- B ERG—second smallest in class—ambition: nurs¬ ing. GEORGE BERGEN — quiet and studious — nicknamed “Booker” be- sr GERALD LOEPPKY — quiet in school—grade nine ' s Romeo. HENRY ZACHARIAS — extremely cheerful — LLOYD DYCK—studious ESTHER TOEWS—mem- ROBERT DOERKSEN— —loves to chatter and ber of council and bas- favorite pastime: reading literature not his line. dislikes German. named " Trebor. " JAKE WJEBE—hefty—finds work in egg station SENIOR CLASS OF ’58 Frank Bergen—teacher, Buffalo Lake School District near Chapfield. Sara Bergen—nurse-in-training, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. Mabel Dueck—secretary, Altona town office. Gladys Fehr—laboratory technician, General Hospital, Winnipeg. Margaret Hamm—cashier, Imperial Bank, Winnipeg. Ken Klassen—news broadcaster, CFAM, Altona. David Kroeker—student, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Winnipeg. Howard Krushel—student, Faculty of Agriculture, U of M. David Sawatsky—at home. Jane Shimonek—student, Teachers College, Winnipeg. Jim Pearson—serving in R.C.A.F., Winnipeg. Donald Zacharias—clerk, Co-op Store, Altona. Esther Loewen—record librarian, Steinbach Hospital. 26 27 CREATIVE CAMPUS Wesleys Wesley wheeled slowly around on the swivel chair and faced the priest, who stood at the great glass window, gazing out over the city. Wesley’s desire to become a writer was great and the man at the window was aware of it. The priest cleared his throat and after a deliberate silence said, “Your environment is no excuse. Your determina¬ tion to become successful as a writer should help you to overcome your obstacles; but re¬ member, success only follows hard work.” Wesley, with new determination written in his eyes, thanked the priest and quitted the house. He walked quickly towards the shoe shop three blocks down the street. The shop was located among other dirty little shops and houses. Wesley lived in the slum area and knew no other life, but he had read many books and he realized that there was a more satisfying way-of life. When he arrived at the door of the shop he paused momentarily and then entered. His resolve to act pleasantly towards his father lagged moment¬ arily as the repulsive smell of hot leather and oil greeted him. How could anyone bear this at¬ mosphere and yet remain blind to the futility of the scanty work carried on by his father here? Behind that counter, his father was bent over a piece of leather work, studying it intently. Wesley studied the countenance of the one who was unaware of his presence. It wore the expres¬ sion of one who had given up hope; and more than that, become bitter against life itself. Wesley stood there for a moment, looking at his father silently. Then he spoke almost sharply. “I have decided to go to that school after all. I will leave tomorrow.” The father’s head jerked up with surprise and the blank look in his eyes was pathetic. It re¬ vealed that he could not comprehend his son’s statement. Eventually that look changed to pain and then to reproach. His shoulders sagged as he thought of their many useless arguments. It was almost hopeless. However, there was in- Ambition tensity in his voice as he said, “You can never be a succes in that way. It will ruin you, Edu¬ cation will not bring you money.” “Father, money is not the success I want,” the boy began desperately and then his voice fell as he realized the futility of making his father see. He clenched his fists tightly and began again. “I am useless this way. I will never be content to sew shoes as you can be day after day. I see these people trudge to work every day, ignorant of any joy or happiness which exists.” The father’s one argument came again. “There is no such happiness. Education does not bring us the support we need; nor does our work. Then do not waste your time and your hard earned money at that great stone building.” “I want only to find that satisfaction in life which comes with being useful. I will try to do that by teaching these people here.” He swept his arm towards the open door and pointed out to the street. As the father shook his head hopelessly, Wesley turned abruptly and walked out towards their apartment. Both rooms were scantily furnished and a rather gloomy atmosphere pervaded the place. In Wesley’s room was only a bed, a bare wooden table and a stool in one corner. Upon the bed lay a few books and his gaze immediately fell on these. Mechanically, he lit a candle and then sat down on the bed and fingered one book absentmindedly. His father had always had much faith in him. It had been his hope that Wesley would somed , succeed him in the shoeshop. For his sake only had his father continued in his occupat 5 ' such a long time. Now it was rather of Wesley to disregard all of his fa , ui. sacrifices. But then he again though iis an bitions. When he was a boy V- ood for hours and gazed at that mas structure in the distance. There he had imagined were the pro- continued on nt page) 29 fessors who could speak of great things in a familiar way and he would have daily contact with great scholars. Even the building held out its proud stature and seemed to challenge ac¬ complishment. Immediately Wesley arose, packed his books and a few of his belongings and slipped out into the dusk to learn from the priest. The great clock at the comer struck ten and his mind turned expectantly towards the future which lay before him. Tomorrow he would be sitting in a classroom in that great building which he had always looked upon with awe as a child. —Dora Toews. Mommy’s Coming Back My head ached and I felt funny all over because my Mommy was lying so still on the floor and Terry’s Mommy and Aunt Sally were all here and they were talking in quiet voices. I wondered what they were all doing here be¬ cause we only get visitors on Sundays and this was Thursday. My Daddy was kneeling beside my mommy and his throat made sort of a funny sound and his great big shoulders were shaking. I think my daddy was crying, but daddy never cries. He is big and strong. A big black car came onto our yard. A man in a black suit came in. My daddy only wears his good suit on Sun¬ days when he and mommy and Gerry and I go to church. Then I knew that he wanted to take my mommy away. “Daddy, Daddy, please don’t let him take my Mommy, please Daddy, don’t let him.” But daddy only made a low gurgling sound like my little brother Gerry does and held me so tight I hurt. Maybe the man will only take my mother, away and make her better and then she will come home again. Gerry was very sleepy because mommy always put him to bed after supper but the siren had gone already. I didn’t want to, but my daddy made me go to bed. Ii vvas very dark in my room and my eyes hurt and sometimes I was very cold and then I felt sc hot. Daddy came to tuck me in just like he and mommy always did but he didn’t mess up my hair like he always did. I think he was trying to tell me something but I couldn’t hear the words and I wanted to hold my daddy because I was scared but my body couldn’t maVe. Finally I heard the words “Mommy” and “dead.” My head ached so much and I wanted to cry, “No! No!,” my Mommy’s coming back. The man’s just going to make her better.” —Marlene Epp Clothes Reveal Character “Pink makes the boys wink.” This is a statement I heard my little niece say when her mother donned a pink sweater and it started me thinking. Wearing pink clothes may not make the boys wink but clothes certainly reflect the character of the person wearing them. When I thought about this I remembered an aunt of mine who always wears black suits and white blouses. Never will she wear a red blouse or a green scarf to change the monotony. This is exactly the way her whole life goes. She has set ways for everything. She has been driving the same black coupe ever since I can remember, she wears her hair the same way, and she always wears the same rims for her glasses. She has been a school teacher for I don’t k now how long and I’m certain she teaches each new class the same old stuff the same old way. To her anything new is evil. And then I thought of a friend I had who was the exact opposite. He wears nothing but raCe-track plaids, gaudy reds and flashy yellows. This is reflected in his character. He makes snap decisions and Is always willing to try new things. He drives a white Cadillac with all the extras. He roams around the country working a few months and then driving on. I dare say he is not the most reliable friend to have, but his life is certainly more exciting than my aunt’s. Another person whose personality is reflected in his dress is my father’s old friend. He is a lawyer and he dresses most conservatively. He is the mean between my aunt and my young friend. He dresses in such a way as to make him look dignified and cultured. He is a very cultured person, a sincere patron of the arts and has taste in selecting good music, literature and company—all in all a very repectable kind of person. Lastly, I was reminded of the little country maiden who was going to work in the city. She tried to act very sophisticated and dress very sophisticated. The latter was obvious: printed skirt, nylon blouse, socks and earrings never went together very well. She was trying to look her best but she failed so miserably. I guess it’s only human nature to pretend to be something one isn’t. The Way people dress does definitely reveal their characters, but it is wisest not to base one’s analysis of another’s character entirely on his clothes. —Rose Peters Should Women Propose? In this age of female domination, of female doctors, female bankers, and female taxicab drivers, the superiority of the male is in some jeopardy. According to statistics, a man can expect to live a shorter life than a woman. Further, for over one-sixth of the first fifty nine years of this century, men have been very busy killing other men in war. Meanwhile, on the home front, women were quietly taking over many male roles in our society. Today, women “wear the pants,” in both the literal and figurative senses of the phrase. In the past, men were the dominant sex and they proposed marriage to women. Now if women are the dominant sex, should they not propose? To prove my point and answer the question, let us look into history. In the beginning, God created Adam with an extra rib and a carefree mind. But then the Creator, in a moment of weakness, took back one of Adam’s ribs, and created Eve, the first woman. After seeing the indiscretion of letting such a creature roam free over the surface of the earth, the Creator told Adam to take care of Eve. Adam promptly hit her over the head with his club, and hauled her off. This was known as the “un¬ conditional proposal” or the “club proposal.” It had one great advantage—no long and expensive engagement. As time went by, man became more civilized. Man became sentimental, romantic, and feminine. Man was no longer a virile, robust, rough and ready barbarian. Thus civilization ruined man. The results of this deterioration of man were long and expensive courtships, duels, feuds and wars. Thus women gained the fruits of long courtships, (gifts) and the duels, feuds and wars began to bring about a shortage of manpower. Now! in the original state a man was a bar- Festival And When the idea of a music and speech arts festival was conceived by the late Dr. K. H. Neufeld 27 years ago, the founder had in mind a sort of showcase of young talent. The talent was to be drawn from the schools of southern Man¬ itoba and the festival was to serve first, as a stimulus to the arts, and secondly, as a focal point or annual climax for cultural activity in this area. That vision has been realized. Well over one thousand students each year are gaining the benefits of thorough preparation and pro¬ fessional adjudication in both the speech arts and music. Since 1953 the Altona collegiate has shared in these benefits. The collegiate choir, under the direction of Mr. Kroeker, has participated in the last six festivals and has won top honours in its class three of the six times that it has competed. As this yearbook goes to press the choir is again preparing for competition in this year’s festival. barian with a club. A woman had no say in the arrangement. As civilization slowly ruined the male of the species, he gradually moved from hauling off a wife with a club, to leading her off to ask her to be his wife, with the consequence that we now find man on his knees proposing marriage where once men lifted women off the ground and carried them off. Before us lie two j conclusions: Man in the barbarian state was happy, and proposed as he pleased to whom he pleased; and civilization, which was a woman’s; idea in the first place, has a deteriorating effect; on men. There is but one solution to this. We must either take up the club and throw off the yoke of civilization, or we must succumb and lose all manly dignity. Since all persons wishing to sell their split-level homes and buy caves would be a minority group, let us look into the future to view civilization. Civilization has ruined man. As we look into the future we see passive, domestic ghosts and shadows of men, whose clubs are only used for golf; whose sporting firearms have been turned into lamps, table legs, or antique ornaments. Never again will a man display even a hint at rebellion against the female-dominated world. A marriage is taking place. With a huge gold- plated frying pan (the symbol of the new order of marriage) a woman proposes to a man. She hits him over the head with the pan, and hauls him off to their new split-level house. I shudder to look at such a future. But if civilization is ruining man, as it most certainly is, men might as well “throw in the towel” and the women can start proposing marriage right now. But as for me, give me back my club, or my long-lost rib. —Tom Milne. The School Altona collegiate debating teams have matched eloquence and rhetoric with other collegiate teams in the inter-collegiate debating classes which were added to the festival three years ago. This year our team of Dora Toews, Shirley Braun, Dave Hoeppner and Joe Fast won the home-and- home, total point debate on the resolution that “The Russian System of Education is superior to the Canadian system.” An increasing number of students each year are entering speech arts and instrumental classes. This year approximately thirty collegiate students entered spoken poetry and public speaking com¬ petitions. The collegiate produced one trophy winner: Bob Wieler was awarded the Dr. W. Colert trophy for his speech on “China” in the public speaking competion. As in past years a number of students who are receiving private instruction in piano and voice will be performing at the two-week festival. 31 One of the biggest single changes in Altona Collegiate sports, has been the inauguration of basketball. The purchasing of expensive equip¬ ment was necessary. Thus, in that first season (1956-57) Altona had one of the best basketball courts in Southern Manitoba, but it lacked a good basketball team. In this same year the Red River Valley Basket¬ ball League was organized. It consisted of teams from Morden, Morris, Winkler, Altona, and one year later Lowe Farm. That first season was one of disaster for the Green and Gold. It lost all six games. However, in the sophomore year Altona won four of eleven games, and our coach, Mr. Dave Dyck commented, “Wait until next year.” This past year has been terrific. In the be¬ ginning of the year more than one hundred sea¬ son tickets were sold at $1.00 each and assured A.C. of good attendance throughout the season. And the team began winning. Although the year was marred by a second-round loss in the annual tournament, The Green and Gold topped the league with a record of 7 wins and one loss. Remembering briefly former stalwarts on A.C.’s “fighting five” we recall names like Jim Schellen- bcrg, “Hurricane” Hiebert, Donald Braun and Dave Kroeker, the latter being the holder of our school’s scoring record, 106 points, and being the winner of the athletic scholarship as the highest scorer and most valuable player on the basketball team. The league championship has assured this year’s team of a trip to Winnipeg during the Easter holidays to represent Southern Manitoba in the Manitoba playdowns. —Bob Wieler STATISTICS ALTONA 36 — Winkler 30 Morris 22 — ALTONA 32 ALTONA 33 — Lowe Farm 34 Lowe Farm 35 — ALTONA 67 Neche 77 — ALTONA 56 Morden 39 - ALTONA 48 ALTON A 39 Neche 56 Winkler 21 ALTONA 35 ALTONA 27 — Morden 26 ALTONA 47 — Morris 36 Exhibition games. This year’s basketball season in Altona has been more successful than any other of the thre ' e years during which we have participated in the Red River Valley Basketball League. Team spirit soared high among the girls of the team after their first win of the year and they continued their victory spree throughout the entire season. During the year, the girls had seven wins and one loss. What a contrast to last year, when they won only one game! At the annual basketball tournament, the girls also showed their skills in the game when they defeated first Winkler and then Morris, winning the permanent tournament trophy. The last and deciding game for the league championship was • played at Morris where the girls fought for their top position in the league and defeated Morris by a score of 27-16. This won for them the league trophy for the 1958- 1959 season. Since the girls were the top in the league, they were privileged to go to Winnipeg during the Easter holiday?, to take an active part in the basketball tournament there. At Winnipeg, the girls played their first game against the Portage girls and were defeated but they won their second game against Neepawa. The girls of the team enjoyed the season greatly. Much of the credit goes to their enthusiastic coach Mr. Lloyd Siemens. Esther Toews was the top scorer of the year, with a total of seventy-four points in her favour. Judy Friesen was voted the most valuable player of the team for her skills and enthusiasm in the games. —Dora Toews STATISTICS ALTONA 14 Winkler 8 Morris 14 ALTONA 22 ALTONA 25 — Lowe Farm 23 Lowe Farm 26 — ALTONA 52 Morden 15 — ALTONA 36 Winkler 20 — ALTONA 8 ALTONA 27 Morden 12 ALTONA 27 — Morris 16 35 r v 1 : ' IK I t Up - 1 l ; 1 ' SS M mm m jB I jit 9H H t pt IS 11 |g|H| |B| JH|9k I pH; 1 . i " 1 1 mSSfm ijj M i If JKrfJHBVB | m | m CURLING RINKS ATTENDING MORDEN BONSPIEL Tom Mil RINK ATTENDING WINNIPEG BONSPIEL Bob Schellenberg — third Will Kehler — second Rodney Sawatsky — lead Curling enthusiasts in the Altona Collegiate have enjoyed a very successful year. Both intra¬ mural and inter-collegiate curling were more thoroughly organized and received greater parti¬ cipation than ever before. Curling was launched before Christmas with a practice game between the team chosen to rep¬ resent Altona in the Manitoba high school bon- spiel and a challenging team made up of basket ball players. With this practice the team, skipped by Tom Milne, went to Winnipeg in the Christmas holidays to win one game while losing three. Intramural curling consisted of fourteen teams playing on an after-school schedule. Competition was keen and enthusiasm was remarkable. The winner of the schedule was a team skipped by Roger Leuzinger. Four teams were entered in the two divisional playdown bonspiels in Gretna and Plum Coulee. Of these teams, two rinks, skipped by Roger Leuzinger and Dave Heinrichs, won trophies and advanced to the finals in Mcrden. Neither, how¬ ever, came away with the “hardware” in the finals. The intramural bonspiel climaxed the curling season at the Altona Collegiate. This bonspiel consisted of two events with eight prizes in each event. The first event was won by John Friesen’s rink, while the second event was won by George Wiebe and his rink. At this time we would like to extend our thanks to the merchants of Altona for the prizes which they donated in order to make the bonspiel a success. We also thank our sponsor, Mr. Goertzen, and co-sponsor, Mr. Warkentin, for their tire¬ less work in furthering curling for the Altona Collegiate. WINNER OF INTRAMURAL CURLING Roger Leuzinger — skip Marlene Wait — third Diane Rempie — second Reinhardt Schwartz — lead Bob Schellenberg 39 STATISTICS ALTON A 24 — Emerson 6 Winkler 6 ALTON A 21 ALTON A 15 — Plum Coulee Plum Coulee 37 — ALTONA ALTON A 13 — Winkler 17 SOCIAL CALENDAR SEPTEMBER — School opening — Student elections — Talk by Warner Jorgenson OCTOBER — Freshie week and initiation — Hallowe’en party — A1 Kinto’s visit — Scholarship night NOVEMBER — Remembrance Day service — Basketball gets under way DECEMBER — Carol concert — Exams — Christmas banquet — Christmas recess JANUARY — Back to school — Yearbook preparations started — AJtona curling rink attends Winnipeg bonspiel FEBRUARY — Neche-Altona basketball and volleyball games — League basketball tournament — Intramural curling bonspiel — Candidates to Red Cross Seminar in Toronto interviewed MARCH — Speech Arts Festival — Education Week — Silver tea and art exhibit — Exams — Easter recess — Basketball teams attend Manitoba playdowns in Winnipeg APRIL — Musical festival — Volleyball tournament at Cavalier MAY — Middle River high school band — Graduation JUNE — Final exams — Summer holidays 42 STUDENT COUNCIL The student council consists of the president, vice-president, secretary, and class representatives. These are elected by the students at the beginning of the school year. To the council falls the task of sponsoring or organizing school activities. This year the council organized the Hallowe’en social, freshie-week, the Christmas banquet, the silver-tea, the art-exhibit and school tour. The council has also sponsored the basketball club and the intramural curling bonspiel. The major project of the council this year has been the printing of a yearbook. The council also handles collegiate funds, with a turnover this year of more than $1000.00. The council gives students a chance to learn the fundamentals of democracy, a chance to ex¬ ercise talents of leadership, and it also provides school spirit. 43 I.S.C.F. as it is known by its mem¬ bers is part of the world -wide Inter- Varsity (University) Christian Fellowship organization. The group is non-denomi- national; its chief aim being “To know Christ and to make Him known to others.” The Fellowship does this through prayer meetings, Bible study, guest speakers and socials. A committee very capably handled the activ¬ ities of our group. President.— Jim Reimer Vice-president ... David Hoeppner Secretary-treasurer . Esther Giesbrecht Social Convener . Dolores Loewen Publicity . Ken Loewen Sponsor.Mr. Henry Goertzen Highlights of the year’s activities were the weekly meetings for prayer and Bible study. These were always periods where members were brought closer to “The Christ” and were aware of the spiritual blessings He gives to those who seek. Some activities were as follows: A Hallowe’en social was held where a testimony period was followed by a lunch. I.S.C.F.’ers enjoyed carol singing to shut-ins of our Community at Christmas. In order to support mission work the fellowship served lunch at the teachers’ workshop held early in the new year. The toboggan outing to La Riviere proved en ¬ joyable and exhilerating by all including some of the parents. I’d like to take the opportunity at this time to thank all parents for their interest and fine co-operation in our group. I would also like to thank the school board for having made the Collegiate available to us. The principal and staff deserve a word of appreciation for fitting the I.S.C.F. into the school program. Henry Goertzen, Sponsor 44 MUSIC The Collegiate Choir This year, as in past years, the Collegiate choir has used its talents by presenting musical programs to the community. The many enthusiastic and enjoyable practices under the direction of Mr. Kroeker have resulted in producing a choir whose programs the community anticipates. The annual Christmas candlelight carol serv¬ ice is an event much looked forward to by the Altona residents and this past year the service has been an unusual success. The choir sang twenty-eight Christmas carols during that service. Such carols as “Nun ist sie erschienen.” “The Bell Carol,” “Little Jesus,” and “Stille Nacht” were especially enjoyed by the audience. At one time, the Collegiate choir held the Stephen S. Toni trophy for three successive years for its supreme performances in the Annual Southern Manitoba Musical Festival. Last year it successfully competed in the annual Musical Festival in Winnipeg. This year the choir will again compete for the ■ trophy in the Southern Manitoba Musical Festival. The test piece will be “Send Her On Along,” and as its own selec¬ tion, the choir chose “Since First I Saw Your Face.” Our conductor, Mr. Kroeker, also organized a collegiate octet this year and they have taken part in the Christmas candle-light service. Many evenings of hard work have helped them to be¬ come a beautifully harmonized group. OCTETTE Back row: Rose Peters, Darlene Siemens, Cathleen Friesen, Judy Friesen, Shirley Braun (pianist). Front row: Ken Loewen, Jim Reimer, Ken Kehler, George 45 HALLOWE’EN and INITIATION October is the month of secret preparation, and curious, cautious Freshmen within the walls of the Green and Gold. It is the month in which all newcomers to the high school are initiated. To heighten the fun and’ tension, Hallowe’en was chosen as the official initiation day. Soon after election, the Student Council with the help of the teachers got into a “huddle” and dreamed up initiation stunts. Then preparations began. Now and then strange things were seen being carried into the collegiate. By this time freshmen were lurking around every comer trying to glean a few hints. As a prelude to initiation day this year, a freshie parade was held. The freshmen were paraded up and down Main Street accompanied by a band consisting of tin cans, wash basins, and a big bass drum. The next day the girls were compelled to come to school with half their lips painted. Some wore hats, odd socks and odd shoes, one shoe being a high heel. The boys, who also had to wear odd . ocks and odd shoes, were given a chance to reveal their “pretty” legs by having one of their pant legs rolled up. These peculiar apparels created may laughs and red faces. To top this all off each freshie had to sell two basketball season tickets to win his school colors. After a few days of master and slave activities, the official initiation day arrived. Each freshie was compelled to appear in a costume. Prizes were given to the fanciest costume the most original costume, and the most comical costume. The judging of the costumes was followed by a char¬ ade presented by the students, and a skit pre¬ sented by the teachers. The skit which the teachers presented was hilarious to say the least. It was a satire on the behaviour of “hoods” in a classroom. I don’t think we’ll ever forget the leather jackets; Mr. Goertzen’s big black rubber boots with the noisy metal buckles; Mr. Siemens’ persistent snapping finger; Mr. Dyck’s heavy head; Mr. Warkentin’s remark when he was caught chewing paper, “But Sir, you told us to digest everything we read”; nor Mr. Kroeker’s desperate but futile effort to read one sentence in History. Soon the climax of the evening arrived — the initiation of the freshmen. Unfortunately there were no new teachers to be initiated this year. The freshmen were divided into small groups, each of which had to perform an initiation stunt, which varied from the putting on of nylons while wearing gloves, to the judging of legs. Indeed it was a memorable day for everyone, but especially for the Freshmen. CHRISTMAS BANQUET On December 23, after a gruelling week of examinations, the students attended their annual Christmas banquet. The tables were beautifully decorated and set —thanks to the decoration committee. A Christ¬ mas tree, which was gaily decorated, stood near the tables, with a large assortment of gifts be¬ neath it. After everyone had gathered at the tables, jolly sounds of laughter, talk and the clatter of dishes filled the room. The banquet committee was scurrying about, desperately trying to keep the h owls of fillied salads and potato salads filled. When everyone had had their fill, David Hoepp- ner, president of the student council, gave us an outline of the activities of the council during the first half of the term. Rose Peters, secretary- treasurer of the student council, presented the students with the financial statement of the council. Following this, Rev. Carl Ridd, guest speaker of the evening, gave us a very interesting ad¬ dress. Another highlight of the evening was a trumpet solo and a piano duet by some of the students. The evening was concluded by the distribution of gifts. Each student received a gift through our annual Christmas box. The teachers were also presented with gifts from the student body. Mr. Kroeker, Mr. Siemens and Mr. Warkentin all re¬ ceived records. Mr. Goertzen received a flash attachment for his camera and Mr. Dyck a tripod for his camera. For entertainment Mr. Kroeker played his record which featured the collegiate choir singing the old traditional carols. Exhausted but happy, the students left the halls of learning for a ten-day Christmas holiday. 47 SILVER TEA and ART EXHIBIT One of the highlights of Education Week in Altona was the Silver Tea and Art Exhibit held on March 12th at the Collegiate. This event was planned and carried out by the students and staff. The auditorium was very cleverly decorated with a large silver tea service pictured on the south wall and gay red and white lattice work which separated the art exhibit from the area where the tea was being served. The wives of faculty and school board members presided at the tea table during the afternoon. The art exhibit, a collection of thirty paintings by Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, was loaned to the Collegiate, for the occasion, by the Win¬ nipeg Art Gallery. Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt, the director 5 of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, was there in person to comment on and describe the tech¬ niques used in the various, paintings. FitzGerald, “Manitoba’s own artist,” was one of the Group of Seven and is considered to be among Canada’s top painters. He painted many prairie scenes such as “Prairie Sky” and still-life pictures such as “Apples on a plate.” The very simplicity of the pictures in many cases made people ask, “What is so wonderful about that?” Dr. Eckhardt explains, “Great artists try to ex¬ press themselves in the simplest way.” FitzGerald also did some modernistic painting in his later years. These intrigued many people who could not understand why the artist would paint a seemingly meaningless abstract landscape. Dr. Eckhart explained that the painting had a symbolic meaning which was not always apparent at the first glance. One must spend time trying to understand paintings just as one spends time on other forms of art such as music and literature. The Art Exhibit certainly proved to be an interesting and colorful addition to our Education Week program. It is to be hoped that in years to come our Collegiate will continue to introduce new and varied projects when observing Educa¬ tion Week — thus preserving the essence of progress in education. ' £ Congratulations to . . . The Graduating Class “Step forward with confidence” Rhineland Car Co. Ltd. Phone 35 ALTONA, MANITOBA YOUR DEALER FORD - EDSEL - MONARCH - FORD TRACTORS GENUINE FORD PARTS TIRES and ACCESSORIES 51 Best Wishes For A Successful Year (jxvutmtxuui Foods Butter — Ice Cream — Eggs — Milk — Cream — Poultry ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS ARE PASTEURIZED " ALWAYS A WINNER WITH THE FAMILY " vvinkler Co-operative Creamery Ltd. 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NOT FOR PROFIT Our past has been great; Greater things for us wait: For our homes, for our children, Let ' s co-operate to build and create. ALTONA — MANITOBA Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Graduating Class and Staff of the Altona Collegiate Institute from The Braun Drug Co. Ltd. Phone I 36 ALTONA — MANITOBA 54 COMPLIMENTS TO THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY Red River Valley Mutual Insurance Co. Insurance Coverage, of Fire and Supplemental on Farm and or Residential Properties REMEMBER A careful person seldom has a fire; a clean orderly place seldom burns. PHONE: 25, ALTONA — HEAD OFFICE, ALTONA, MANITOBA To the Students of the Altona Collegiate: Today the world is engaged in ideological struggles, the likes of which have never been seen before. Mass media, such as the radio and newspapers, enable those in control of these instruments to easily in¬ doctrinate many of us—ff we fail to critically examine what we hear and read—with ideas contrary to our principles of free enterprise and Christianity. In a world full of distorted ideas and confused thinking there are still a few influential publications that are doing a highly praiseworthy job of disseminating reliable information and clear thought. Three of these deserve special mention: The American Mercury, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek. You will be doing yourself and your friends a service by regularly reading any or all of these excellent publications. " A WELL-INFORMED PUBLIC IS OUR BEST SECURITY " Krueger’s Men’s Wear PHONE 60 — ALTONA, MANITOBA 55 ' anze eneral Store RED WHITE Complete Stock of Groceries Meals, Frozen Foods, Fruits Vegetables, Dry Goods, Paints, Hardware Footwear WINKLER — MANITOBA UNITED COLLEGE An Institution of The United Church of Canada Affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Centrally located in downtown Winnipeg University Department — Complete Arts Course First and Second Year Science Pre-professional courses for Medicine, Dentistry- Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, Law, Commerce. Collegiate Department — Grades XI and XII Supplemental classes in Grades XI and XII (August 1st to 24th) Theology Department — Diploma, B.D. and S.T.M. courses Scholarship and Bursaries available: Mani¬ toba, Isbister and others tenable at United College. Residences—for Men and Women Winnipeg Write to the Registrar, United College, COMPLIMENTS AND BEST WISHES of Beaver Lumber Co. Ltd. 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