Alwood High School - Alwood Album Yearbook (Woodhull, IL)
- Class of 1958
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Text from Pages 1 - 84 of the 1958 volume:
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Sandra, Susan, Carolyn and Lou' lcome visitors to Woodhull Centennial Parade.
The Senior Class
presents to you the key to the centennial edition
THE I958 ALBUM
Vacant Halls Closed Doors
mpty Desks Qulet Floors
Poundmg Feet Screechmg Chalrs
Shoutmg Students Crowded Stalrs
THE SECOND HUNDRED YEARS OF
EDUCATION IN THIS COMMUNITY
We registered for the new year
Physics, ag, bookkeeping, math, home economics--which shall it be? Our first year in our new build-
ing began here in our bright new office as we made out our final schedules for the new semester. We had
new hopes, new ambitions, new intentions, and some of us even had new clothes.
In contrast, a few weeks before, visitors and homefolks had registered for the centennial celebration
in the lobby of the old Woodhull High School, the oldest building in the unit, which was completed in
1895 and is now deserted and quiet for the first year in its history. These folks had come to reminisce, to
renew school and community friendships, to gaze for the moment into the past rather than into the future.
Many of them entered whole-heartedly into the spirit of the occasion and appeared in clothes of another
Weech's Sophomore English C1
And then our work began
aug y's atin II C1
Future scientists, Mr. Browning? Duane,
Carole, Ed and Sandra seem very chemistry
In science and In math.
Mr. Behnke's Algerbra I class is very happy with mathematics this morning.
Mr. Mi11er's U.S. History Class
In histor ,
and in t ping.
Tom Gould and Jim Krueger leam a thing or
two from Mr. Hainline Sophomores struggle with asdf jkl
Miss Snapp directs a sewing session with her sophomore and junior home ec girls.
In Home Economics We Noticed the Contrast
Between the Old and the New-
Her old-time costume is betrayed by her knowing look as our centennial visi-
tor inspects the modern gadgets in the kitchen area of the home ec room.
Jim Nelson, Steve Descamps, Harvey Carlson and Rollin
Swanson demonstrate the modem methods of testing soil.
and in Ag We Studied the New Methods
Rather than the Qld
The old-time threshing demonstration drew a crowd at the centennial, but we wonder if these gentlemen
would want to go back to using that method of harvesting grain.
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Many years ago a teacher's du-
ties were much different than they
are today. Early every morning the
teacher had to enter a cold school-
house and fire the furnace, sweep
the floor, clean the blackboards,
and attend to other duties that are
now done by janitors, besides the
regular teaching duties.
These days are now gone by.
There are many former teachers in
the A1Wood community who cherish
these days in their hearts. Miss
Sophie Taylor, a former music
teacher, has guided many residents
of this community in their first
attempts at leaming their scales.
Although she is now retired, she
holds the education of toda 's ou.n
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people in very high esteem. In
order to encourage scholarship she
annually presents S100 to the
valedictorian of each graduating
On behalf of the AlWood stud-
ents we would like to thank Miss
Taylor for her continued interest in
Administration and faculty wives, Mrs. Fischer and Mrs. Riggle donned
these old-time costumes for the centennial style show. Mrs. Riggle's
gown is the one worn by Mr. Riggle's great-grandmother at her
wedding in the early l800's.
BEN DOWNS Presldent JOHN WEECH DAVE SWANSON
Board of Education
Just when drd our new school really or1g1nate9 Was lt w1t.h the engr
neer s frrst drawmg? Was lt wlth the bu1lder's f1rst buck? No rt was
w1th the f1rst foresrght and plans of our school board the group of men
who represent the people of our commun1ty
A c1t1zen's c0'rnm1ttee was orgamzed ln 1954 Wldl the help of thls
c1t1zen s comm1ttee and the admlnrstratlon, the school board stud1ed the
crowded cond1t1ons 1n our school and drscussed plans for a new school
that would best Slllt our needs They worked many nlghts t1ll very late
hours w1th no consolatron other than the knowledge that they were do
natrng a wonderful servrce to the communlty of today and the posterrty of
We are mdeed lndebted to th1s frne group of men We can show our
thanks to them by our apprecratlon and constant care of the flne f2C1l1t19S
whlch we have today
RICHARD BAILEY HOWARD JOHNSON T, L, MCKEE
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ELMER F ISCHER DON METZCER
Mr. Fischer and Mr. Metzger had a very busy year getting the new
school set up to operate smoothly. All the grades, except the first three,
moved to new or different buildings and rooms in t.he fall of '57.
By foreseeing many problems that might arise they soon got things
running on schedule. They can look on the year of the big change in
Alwood with pride in a job well done.
MARJORIE MORLAND BARBARA SWIHART
Secretary to Mr. Fischer Secretary to Mr. Metzger
DON METZGER Prmclpal fwlth John Weber, archrtectj
BARBARA ROGERS WALTER MINDER IRENE McGA UGHY
Varsrty Football and Track
Coach, 7th and 8th Boys P E
BONITA SNAPP DOROTHY SWANSON ALBERT MILLER
Home Economrcs Commercral Hlstory Jumor Varslty Bas
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English III, Girls P.E. General Science, Junior English IV, Latin, Librarian.
M D HAINLINE RICHARD CEIGER
Assxstant Pnncxpal Indus Agriculture
JANE WEECH ESTELLE MILLER GENE BEHNKE
Englxsh I and Il 8th Grade Choral Musxc Mathematxcs Varsxty Foot
Home Economlcs ball Basketball and Track
RUTH MASON LOUIS BROWNING DON RIGCLE
School Nurse Home Nursing Scxence Band
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Junior Hugh Facult
They planned the book and worried about deadlines.
The assistant editors were assigned to special sections. The junior editors got into practice for next
Co-Editors: Delmond Johnson
Society Editors: Susan Bell
Donna Jo Nelson
Faculty and Classes: Helen Anderson
Art: Tom Could
Sports: Dick Horner
Photography: Allan Johnson
Advertising: Barbara Elliott
Selling: Joyce Nystrom
Junior Editors: Richard Larlson
They sold annuals both in school and to our boosters.
These centennial parade entries of
the different modes of travel in our
area in past years indicate the different
stages of the life of an underclassmen
The freshmen, shown by the covered
wagon, have a lot to look forward to
when they first enter high school.
Newly out oflunior High, they are un-
used to electives, the various organi-
zations, and the other differences about
The sophomores, depicted by the
horse and buggy, are also new to high
school this year, but they have been
preparing for it, especially during the
past year. For the most part, they like
high school and all of its differences.
They think of next year's class rings
and class play.
The juniors, shown by the old car,
are the "old pros" of the underclass-
men. Having been sophomores in the
old high school, they were unprepared
for the big new high school. They
dream of next year when they will
step into the seniors' shoes, and even
farther ahead to what the future holds
On the heads of these young people
is the responsibility and hope of our
country's future. Their education is the
goal of all at Alwood High School.
Freshmen The most
Lorna Bland "S '
Kenneth Barman ,,,,
J 1m Browmng
4-if Nancy Enckson
Though our members haven t held down many posmons of lm
portance thrs year we have taken part rn school hfe rn a brg way
though mamly as followers
Our class clarms the largest membershrp of any rn hrgh school
One thrrd of our class members were on the honor roll the frrst se
to say the least
We selected Kendall Johnson and Doris Wind to represent us as
attendants to the homecoming king and queen.
Many of our class members belong to the extra-curricular groups
and are learning how to step into the shoes of the upperclassmen when
Olll' Illfll COTHCS .
The sophomores were the sponsors of the annual Valentine
Dance which was their biggest project for the year.
Diane Bushnell Connie Nelson and Janice Aden were selected
by freshmen and sophomores to be the junior varsity cheerleaders.
Lanny Turner and Janice Aden were selected to be attendants to the
homecoming king and queen.
step of the top flight
J rm Nelson
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Tommy Smrth 439
Joan Brrggs was the Recreatron Charrman on the FHA Staff of
offrcers whrle Drane Bodeen served as Charrman of the Pubhcrty
Book Karen Swanson was elected Treasurer of the Pep Club and Re
porter of FTA
We welcomed four new members to our class thrs year Janxce
Aden Lours Corlrs Vrrgrma Hammond and Vrrgrma Guldenzopf
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Geiger's little helpers.
No man's land.
Another win for AlWood!
What a party!
Speak of the devil
King and Queen for a night
Our homecoming skit won first!
Working hard on play programs,
Lefty and Farmer
science and shorthand.
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SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS
President - Jerry Gould
Vice President - Larry Bolin
Secretary - Duane Bodeen
Treasurer - Dale Walsten
Reporter - Pat Nelson
Representatives - Delmond Johnson
The outlook for high school graduates of today is as much dif-
ferent from that facing the early graduates of our community as the
newest of the new autos, the Edsel here, is from the covered wagons
of the pioneers. Those graduates knew nothing of Sputnik or missiles.
It took several days to travel a distance by horseback or wagon. lt
now takes only a few hours to travel the same distance in an automo-
bile, or a few minutes to travel the same distance in an airplane.
In order to attend high school many years ago, the students had
to walk many miles. Today buses take us to and from school every
day. Living conditions of one hundred years ago cannot be com-
pared with those today. Television, telephone, and radio were un-
known. The scientific age has brought with it many good things for
mankind and also intensified problems of defense and survival. Our
forefathers had to learn to work with their hands to survive, but as
we look ahead we see greater and greater demands for skilled workers
and for knowledge of space, rockets, and of things of which the
pioneers never had heard.
Our school curriculum necessarily is undergoing changes to keep
up with these times. Already math and science classes have become
more popular among the lstudents. We seniors are realizing this year
of our graduation from high school can't mean the end of our edu-
cation, but only the beginning of an entirely new education in learn-
ing to live in this world of new developments every day.
Senior Award Winners
This year Helen Anderson received the honor of
being chosen to represent the Class of 1958 as the win-
ner of the Daughters ofthe American Revolution Award,
and the American Legion Good Citizenship Award.
Duane Bodeen was the boy chosen to receive the Ameri-
can Legion Good Citizenship Award. Helen and Duane
were chosen on the basis of their dependability, service,
leadership, and unselfish loyalty to American ideals.
Seniors To Be Rather Than to
Football 1 Basketball 1
DUAN E BODEEN
Chorus 1,4 Officer 4,
Class V President 4, FTA
3 Football, Basketball
1 2,3, Track 1 2 3
Football 1 Swimming
Team 2, Track 1
horus 1,2,3,4, FHA 1 2,
GAA Pep Club 2 3 4
Donna Jo's locker stacked
Chorus 1 2,3,4 Ensemble
3 FHA123 GAA Pep
Club 2 3,4, Annual Staff
3 4 Co Edrtor 4, Honor
Socrety 3,4, Secretary 4
Paper Staff 1 FTA 4
Offxcer 4 Class Play 3
mae Club 1,2 3
Chorus 2,3,4, Bmsemble 3,
Minstrel Show 3,43 Class
Play 33 Annual Staff 45
Football 1,2,3,4, Track
2,3, Manager l,3.
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Football l,3, Track 2.
Chorus 1 2 3 4, FHA
President 1, GAA 2 3 4
Pep Club 2,3 4 Officer 3
Student Councrl 3,4 Sec
retary Treas 4 State
Conventron Delegate 3
Queen's Attendant 1,2 3 4
Cheerleader 1,2,3 4
Lxbrary Club 4 V Pres 4
Student Lrbrarran 3
Class Play 3, Annual Staff
4 Paper Staff 4
Chorus 2,3,4, Ensemble 3
Mmstrel Show 3,4, Foot
ball Basketball 1
Chorus Double Mrxed
Quartet FHA Band
1,2 3 4 Brass Sextet 2 3
Horn Quartet 4 Wood
wmd Qumtet 2 3 Gul
Sextet 2, Quartet 3
Honor Socxety 3 4 Treas
4 FHA Offrcer 1 3 Pres:
dent 4, Sect Off 4 An
nual Staff 4 Pep Club
GAA 2 3,4 Off1cer 3
Class Play 3, FTA 3 4
Treas 4, Stu Lxbr 3
State Conventron Delegate
3, Lrbrary Club 4
FFA 1,2 3 4 V Presldent 4,
Student Councll 1 Class
Offlcer 1, FHA Heart
Throb 4, Football, Basket
ball 1,2,3,4, Track 1 2
Some days Home Ec class was lrke th1s Half
the senror glrls are enjoylng the Chrrstmas party
Chorus 1 2,3 4, GAA 2 3 4
Reporter 3, Pep Club
2 3,4, FHA 14, Paper
Staff 1,4, Annual Staff 3 4
Honor Socrety 3,4, Lrbrary
GARY WING LAURA BRINKER
Annual Staff 4 FFA 1 Chorus 1 2 3 4 FHA 1
Football Manager 1
The rest of the senror grrls enjoyed the Pepsr
Football Basketball 1
popcom balls and fudge too
Band 1,2,3 4 Football,
Track 1 Basketball 1 2 4
Chorus 1 2 3,4 Double
Mrxed Quartet l,2,3,
Solo 2, Cheerleader 1,
Class Play 3, Pep Club
GAA 2,3 4 FHA 1 z 3
Annual Staff 4 FTA 3
Band 1 2 3 4, Honor
Socrety 3 4 Annual Staff
3 4 Sports Edrtor 4
Student Councll 1 3,
Secretary 1, Class Offrcer
l,3, Basketball, Track
1 2 3 4 Football 1 4
Chorus, Boy's Quartet,
Double M1X8d Quartet,
Band 12,3 4 Sax Trro 3
Sax Quartet 2,3,4 Mrnstrel
Show 3 4, Student Councrl
1,2 3 4 Presrdent 1 4
V Pres 3, Class Pres
1 2 3 Secretary 4, FFA
Honor Socrety 3 4, Class
Play 3, Track 1 2 3,4
Basketball 1,2, Football
1 Statrstxcran 2 3 4
Chorus, Band 1 2 3
FTA 3 4 Lrbrary Club 4
Student Lrbrarran 3 4
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Sweetheart Candrdate 3
FFA Sweetheart 4 Class
Play 3, Queen's Attendant
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Chorus, Boy s Quartet,
Double Mrxed Quartet
Band, Brass Sextet 1,2,3
Mmstrel Show 3,4, Barr
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Quartet 3,4, Chorus Pres
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Class Treas 2,3,4, Honor
Socrety 3,4, V Pres 4,
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Student Councrl 1,2
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Basketball 1 2,3,4, Track
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Band 1,2,3,4, FFA 1,2,3g
Football, Basketball 1.
soup and salad today
DONNA JO NELSON
Chorus 1,2,3,4, GAA 2 3 4
V Presndent 3, Presxdent
4, FHA 1 2 3,4, Offlcer
1 4, Paper Staff 1 4
Student L1brar1an 3
Llbrary Club 4, Pep Club
1,2 3,4 Class Play 3
Honor Socrety 3,4, Annual
Staff 4 FTA 3 Offrcer 3
Quartet, Band 1,2,3,4
Double Quartet 2,3 Chorus
Treas 4, Mrxed Woodwmd
Quartet 2, Woodwmd Quar
tet 3 FHA 1,4,V Pres 1,
CAA 3,4 Pep Club 3
Offlcer 4, Student Lxbrar
ran 4 Annual Staff 4
Paper Staff 1,4
Double Mxxed Quartet,
Band 1 2,3,4, Brass Sextet
4 Brass Qumtet 3, Mxnsttel
Show 3,4 Student Councll
1 3,4, Class Offxcer 1,4,
Honor Soclety 3,4, Presx
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Co Edxtor 4 FFA 1 Class
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3 4 Football 1,3, Track
Chorus 2 3,4 Mmstrel
Show 3,4, Football l 2
Band 1 2,3 4, Student
Councll 1 Treas 15 Class
Offxcer 1, Annual Staff 4
Honor Socrety 3,4, Kmg'
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Band 1,2 3 4, Mixed
Clarmet 1 2 3, Bass
Clarmet Solo 2 Mmstrel
Show 3 4, FFA 1 2 3 Class
Play 3, Annual Staff 4
Football Basketball Track
It can t be' But yes rt rs' Jerry on crutches
over tournament trme
Chorus Double Mrxed
Quartet 1 2 3 4 C1rl s
Sextet 2 3 FHA 14 GAA
Class Play 3 Annual Staff
Football l,2,3,4, Basket
ball 12 4 Track 1 2,3,4
Chorus l 2,3 4, FHA 12 4
Offrcer 1, GAA Pep Club
2 3 4 Honor Socrety 3
Lrbrary Club 3 4 Presrdent
4 Annual Staff 4 FTA
3 4 Offrcer 4
TERRY DEAN SWANSON
Chorus 1 2,3,4, Offrcer 1
FHA 1,2,0ff1CEI 1, GAA
2 3 4, Pep Club 2,3
Offrcer 4 Student Councll
2 4, Class Offlcer 2,3 4
Honor Socrety 3 4 Queen'
Attendant 3, Queen 1,4
Class Play 3 Annual Staff
4, Student Lrbrarlan 2 3
Lrbrary Club 4
Chorus 1,2,3,4, FHA 1,2
3,4, GAA 2 3,4, Pep Club
2 3,4 Lrbrary Club 4,
Student Lrbrarran 4, Paper
Chorus 1 2 3, Boy
Quartet 2, Double Boys
Quartet 3, Mmstrel Show
Band 1 2,3 4, Clannet
Quartet 3, Class Play 3
Student Councrl 4, FTA
3,4 Pres 3,4, FFA 1 2 3
Honor Socrety 3,4, Statrs
tlcran 3 4, Football 4
Manager 1, Basketball 1
CARRY PETERSON TWILA TAYLOR
Chorus 1,2 3,43 FTA 3 4- Chorus 1,2 3, GAA 3- FHA
Football 13 Track 2,3 1 25 Pep Club 1,2,3, FTA
Manager 1 4. .
Football l,2,3,4g Track
Chorus 1,2 3 4, Pep Club,
GAA 2 3,4, FHA 1
Chorus 1,2,3, Football,
Chorus 1 2,3 4 GAA 2,3 4
Treas 3, FHA 1 2,3, Stu
dent Lxbrarran 4, Llbrary
Club 4, Honor Soclety 3
Pep Club 2 3 4 Secretary
4 Class Play 3, Annual
Staff 4 Paper Staff 4
Honor Socrety 3 Basket
ball 1 Football 1,2 3 4,
Band 1 Z 3,4, Annual Staff
4 Paper Staff 4 Basketball
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ROW I: Kay Murdock, Susan Plunkett,
Jackie Anderson, Helen Anderson,
Nancy Miller, Betty Metzner, Karen
Swanson, Joyce Nystrom, Dorothy
Lambin, Barbara Elliott fomittedl.
ROW II: Virginia White, Kay John-
ston, Sandra Lee, Barbara Jones,
Mary Hughes, Karleen Larson, Susan
Bell, Pat Nelson, Helen Wright,
Donna Jo Nelson, Shirlene Taylor.
Vice President .
This year is the first year we have attempted to organize a Library Club at AlWood, and we are rather proud of
its successf We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding and well-equipped library.
We have a total of 21 student librarians in our Library Club. We meet approximately once a month to discuss
ways of making money, ways of improving our library and to answer each other's questions about shelving filing
In October, 1957, Helen Anderson and Kay Murdock represented AlWood at a meeting of the D R Y This is
an organization composed of all the Library Clubs in Rock lslanD, MerceR and l-lenrY Counties At this meeting
Alwood was selected to choose a president for D.R.Y. Kay Johnston was elected by the AlWood Club members
and she will be installed as president in April, 1958.
The Library Club will send two librarians to a Student Librarians' Meeting in Decatur, Ill. This meeting ls to
promote a better understanding and appreciation of books and to become better acquainted with authors
Are all librarians bookworms?
No! Here are three whom we
caught far from the library
shelves. Barbara Elliott, left,
models the dress she wore during
the centennial celebration. We
wonder if librarians of fifty years
ago looked this chipper.
Kay and Helen, right, got
busy in December with bring-
ing some Christmas spirit into
the library. We caught them
coming down the hall very
purposefully heading for the li-
brary showcase with this Christ-
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Activities around our town were varied in the summer of
'57, Pictures here indicate that much activity before, during
and after the centennial parade was necessary on the part of
young and old alike to make it such a success.
School groups, churches, business houses, individuals, and
community groups such as Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.,
united in the idea that "We must make this the biggest and
best celebration ever." And they did!
In September we came back to school and it was off with
the old and on with the new as we enjoyed our extra curri-
cular pastimes in our brand new building.
Helen, Shirlene, Sandra Lee and Bonnie Murray
Henry County Rural Youth Float.
LEFT to RIGHT: Larry Plunkett, Phil
Huff, Duane Bodeen, Delmond John-
son, Sandra Lee, Dorothy Lambin,
Carole Diggs, Connie Nelson, Mary
Sherrard, Jean Vermeire, John An-
derson, Louise Elliott, Pat Nelson,
John Krueger, Richard Carlson, Mari-
lyn Barlow, Roger Sherrard, Elizabeth
Walsten. NOT IN PICTURE: Don
Johnston, Jacqueline Anderson, Lor-
STUDBNIT COUNCIL OFFICERS:
President .................. Duane Bodeen
Vice President ............. Richard Carlson
Secretary Treasurer . . . .... Dorothy Lambin
One of the Student Council projects this year
was the erection of a flagpole in front of the new
high school. Each of the four high school classes
contributed money toward it, but as we can see, the
brawny student council members here contributed
the elbow grease. They are Roger Sherrard, Phil
Huff, Richard Carlson and John Krueger.
Student Council elections were
held in the fall. Each candidate
spoke for his running mate. There
were four parties and some lively
speeches. Before homecoming, we
held a Sunday afternoon dinner
meeting and had smorgasbord in
Moline. The meeting was quite
productive. Homecoming was
postponed a week by flu but was a
big success anyway. Six delegates
and our advisor attended the Pekin
District Student Council Conven-
tion at Pittsfield. There we got
some good ideas.
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Music ..... . AlWood High School Band
March, "Manhattan Beach" .... Sousa-Walters
Overture, "The Crusader" ...... . . Buchtel
Suite, "American Heritage" ...... . Ployhar
DONALD RIGGLE, Director
Invocation . . The Reverend Mr. John C. Wanamaker
Pastor, Alpha Baptist Church
Welcome . . . Donald Metzger
Principal, AlWood High School
Presentation of Building . John Weber, Architect
Acceptance . . . Benjamin S. Downs
President, Board of Education
Appreciation . ....... Duane Bodeen
President, AlWood High School Student Council
Music ..... AlWood High School Mixed Chorus
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" ...... Arr. R. Ringwald
ESTELLE MILLER, Director
Service of Dedication . . The Reverend Mr. Harry Lundblad
Pastor. Woodhull Bethany Lutheran Church
Introduction of Guest Speaker .... Elmer E. Fischer
Superintendent, AlWood Schools
The biggest day in the history
of the AlWood Unit was November
10, 1957, when t.his huge crowd
gathered in the gym for the dedi-
cation services for the new high
The lobby was resplendent with
beautiful baskets and bouquets of
flowers for this occasion, as were
also the offices dining room, and
several of the classrooms.
Dedicatory Address . Dr. Conrad Bergendoff
President, Augustana College
Music . . . AlWood High School Mixed Chorus
"Bless This House" ........... May H. Brahe
"Choral Benediction" .......... Peter C. Lutkin
ESTELLE MILLER, Director
Editor , . . . Helen Anderson
News . . . . . Kay Murdock
Sports . . . . .Donna Jo Nelson
Features . . . . Helen Wright
Society . . . . . .Martha McDowell
Advisor . . . . . .Mrs. Swanson """,
We Put the News in Writing
As in the past, the Typing II class wrote and published the Alwood Ace. We have tried to put to-
gether some of the more interesting events which have happened here at A1Wood Highr Our goal has
been to acknowledge the smiles and the tears, the hard work and the rewards, symbols that will, now and
in years to come, be ever lasting memories.
Our paper has been a success through the contributions of the different classes and students. Duane
Bodeen wrote a sonnet for our October issue. Shirley Munson wrote a Christmas poem for our December
issue. It is through the efforts of people like these that we have been able to publish a school paper.
Donna Jo, Helen and Kay team up at the Sophomores are often solicited for help in
mimeograph for one of the messier jobs of stapling the paper. Here it's Ellen Lenz, Vir-
putting out a school paper. ginia Hammond, Joy Driscoll, and Pat Clarke
The A1Wood Future Farmers of America Chapter strives to
develop leadership among its members in order that our farmers
of tomorrow will be capable of carrying out their responsibilities.
The Chapter sponsors a Parent and Son Banquet. It sends delegates
to the state and national FFA conventions, to the International
Livestock Show and to Leadership Training School.
Our Chapter held a record-breaking boar sale with the top
boar selling for 35150 and 41 head averaging 3100,
Our Parliamentary Procedure Team placed first in Section III
competition over five other schools.
Each year a state judging contest is held at the University of
Illinois. Our fatstock judging team came within a few points of
placing among the top ten teams in competition with 225 other
Upper Right--This year we have a well-
equipped laboratory with facilities for testing
milk and soil. Phil Huff and Keith Wall-ter
are shown above with some of the milk testing
equipment. Left--Loren Swihart is showing
Gary Kness how to operate our new saw in the
ag. shop. Right--Each year the AlWood FFA
enters a Speaker in the Section III Public
Speaking Contest. Last spring Bill Wing
entered the contest and received first place
honors. He then went on to the District con-
Below are the winners of the 1957 FFA Soil Judging Contest. The contest was held at Geneseo with nineteen
teams competing with AlWood coming out on top. All six of the AlWood team's individual scores were. among
the top ten.
Is that hard on your feet?
Oh! What men we had for dates that
Our first money-making project of the year was a lunch
stand at the FFA Calf Sale on September 21. We sponsored
a sock hop on September 27 after our football game with
On October 19 we were host to the Section 10 FHA fall
rally. Approximately 350 girls were here. On November 20
we enjoyed games and refreshments when we invited our
fathers to Daddy-Date-Night.
At the FHA-FFA Christmas Dance on December 14
Marilyn Vermeire was named FFA Sweetheaxt, and Loren
Swihart was named FHA Heart Throb. This year we invited
our parents, brothers, and sisters to a family potluck on Jan-
uary 15. Bob Ringberg entertained us with several movies.
Patches and tears seemed to be the style at the Sadie
Hawkins Dance on Marcy 21. Square dancing was a main
event of the evening. On May 14 our mothers were special
guests at the annual Mother and Daughter Tea. The mem-
bers modeled clothes that they had made during the past
year. The new officers were installed.
We also had several night meetings during the year. At
all our home basketball games the fans found us at our coat
The King and Queen along with the
All of our families together. My what a huge crowd'
President .............. Donna Jo Nelson
Vice President . . . ..... Sandra Lee
Secretary ..... .... C arole Diggs
Treasurer .... . . . Louise Elliott
Treasurer ...... . . . Nancy Mason
Student Council. . . .... Mary Sherrard
Sponsor ........ .... B arbara Rogers
G O Q O
ROW I: L. Anderson, B. McCaw, C. Diggs, L. Elliott, B. Rogers, N. Mason, K. Kingery, J. Kessinger, M. Hughes, K.
Bredburg. ROW II: M. Barlow, J. McLaughlin, F. Johnson, J. Aden, M. Sherrard, C. Munson, K. Johnston, N. Erick
son, E. Walsten, K. Swanson. ROW III: C. Nelson, D. Bushnell, C. Pople, V. Guldenzoph, M. Sundberg, L. Holds-
worth, L. Bland, L. Johnson, J. Vermeire, P. Nelson. ROW IV: S. Johnson, D. Peterson, J. Edmund, J. Nystrom, M.
Vermeire, S. Bell, I-I. Wright, D. Nelson, D. Lambin. ROW V: C. Henriksen, K. Murdock, I-I. Anderson, J. Ring-
berg, J. Driscoll, A. Vancil, D. Vancil, M. McDowell, J. Cathcart, E. Connelly. ROW VI: K. Watters, P. Flack,
K. Swanson, M. Rex, S. Taylor, R. Caulkins, L. Drake, B. Metzner, M. Whimpey, S. Shattuck, S. Swanson. ROW
VII: S. Lee, B. Snyder, M. Smith, V. White, B. Jones, J. Bowman, J. Thayer, S. Pople, J. Watters, J. Erlandson.
ROW VIII: G. Wells, J. Briggs, S. Munson, P. Clarke, D. Bodeen, D. Wind, B. Johnson, J. Anderson, A. Fischer, B.
Elliott, S. Plunkett, S. Murray.
Plaid skirts and blouses, jewelry, odd hairdos,
and pails, made GAA initiates feel like con-
victs from jails.
Relaxing in the cafeteria after the game, we Hop in our socks and dance to the blues, was
found, the girls eating cube steaks, not uttering 2111 GXCUSE I0 take Off Our SCh0O1 Shoes.
On Monday evenings to the YWCA Bombardment is a game of skill, After this, we
For an evening of fun and play. needed a Pep pill.
Junior Class Presents
"The Boarding House Reach"
"The Boarding House Reach," the first play to be held in the new Senior High School gym, was given by the
juniors on November 15,1958. The play, directed by Mrs. Barbara Rogers was a great success.
For a long time, thirteen-year-old Wilbur Maxwell had wanted a bicycle. When his father was called away on
a business trip and persuaded his mother to accompany him, Wilbur got an idea. He and his pal, Hercules, would
open up a boarding house to earn money.
So he phoned in his ad to the newspaper and, sure enough, there was a big response. Unfortunately, Mr. Max-
well had forgotten some papers he needed, and he and Mrs. Maxwell came back in the middle of the night to find
their house occupied.
After a lot of excitement about bank robbers, at which time Mr. Maxwell was dragged off to jail by rough-and-
tough policeman Connolly, everything was straightened out, and Wilbur finally got his bicycle,
Wilbur Maxwell, age thirteen ....... Roger Sherrard
Hercules Nelson, also age thirteen ..... Perry Ossian
Betty Lou Maxwell, age fourteen ..... Karen Kingery
Connie Maxwell, age seventeen ....... Nancy Mason
Bernadine Smith, Betty Lou's friend ..... Carole Diggs
John Maxwell, father .......... . . John Krueger
Janet Maxwell, mother ........ . . . Louise Elliott
Aunt Mary, Mrs. Maxwell's aunt ..... Bonnie McCaw
Limpy McGuire, a guest .......... Richard Carlson
Nora, Limpy's wife .............. Barbara Snyder
Herman "Ninety-volts" Jones, beat-up pug ........
Roughhouse Ruby, Herman's wife ..... Kay Johnston
Mr. Potter, insurance salesman ....... Gene Barchuk
Lucy Bums, a virtual walking encyclopedia ........
Mrs. Mott, never says a word .......... Sandra Lee
' d iumished Egzgggon, Jimhgtixjgkf Connolly, rough and tough plain-clothes man .......
The dance billed Qi K2Ydeen7 Sandra 1 er Setter' Phil Huff
cts li Con Duane BO on, and R g Prompters ....... Mary Sherrard and Judy Kessinger
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Seniors Present "The Perfect Idiot"
Margaret Tennyson, mother ......
Jackie Tennyson, her youngest son . .
Rhodora, the maid .............
Roger Tennyson, father ..........
Walter P. Latherby, soap manufacturer
Daniel Tennyson, the young genius. . .
Arthur Bamard, high school principal. . .
Miss Baker, a teacher ..............
Linda Bamard, daughter of the Barnards . . .
Jeannie Wilson, Jackie's girl .........
Aloysius fPuffQ Witomski, star athlete .
Carla Carlson, Puff's girl .........
Dr. Hackhorst Von Borf, a psychiatrist . . .
Miss Booth, a newspaper reporter ....
. . Barbara Elliott
. . Duane Bodeen
. . . . . Susan Bell
. . Larry Plunkett
. . Dale Walsten
. . Kent Lindsey
. . .Helen Wright
Donna Jo Nelson
. Dorothy Lambin
. . . Ed Gullstrand
. . . . Pat Nelson
. Charles Hammond
. . Allan Johnson
. . Joyce Nystrom
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"The Perfect Idiot," by Eunice and Grant Atkinson, was presented by the senior class on April 11. It was
directed by Barbara Rogeis. The scene opened in the Tennyson home on a sunny afternoon in spring.
Dan Tennyson is a brilliant boy, much smarter than his seventeen years, but he proves to be "The Perfect
Idiot." While appearing in a television commercial he insults the sponsor and makes Mr. Latherby, the manufac-
Dan withdraws from all his clubs. But this doesn't work because Jackie and his friends want Dan to tutor Puff,
the athlete. Dan agrees to tutor Puff when he finds Puff susceptible to hypnosis. He has to rehypnotize Puff be-
cause Puff loses all interest in sports, and Mr. Latherby becomes curious and tries on the earphones to the
The play becomes more hilarious every minute as Mr. Latherby hops around the stage thinking he is a rabbit.
Dan hastens to revive Mr. Latherby. Finally, in the third act everyone is straightened out, even though Mr. Lath-
erby once again insists someone is trying to steal his parsnips!
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Delm ond Johnson ........,.. President
Dale Walsten .......... Vice-President
Judy Edmund . . ..... Secretary
Susan Bell . . , . . . Treasurer
FIRST ROW: Judy Edmund,Marilyn Vermiere, Joyce Nystrom, Donna Jo Nelson, Kay Johnston, Barbara Jones. SEC
OND ROW: Charles Hammond, Helen Anderson, Nancy Mason, Carole Diggs, Karen Kingery, Mary Sherrard, Sandra
Richard Horner, Kent Lindsey. Dale Walsten David Browning, and Philip Huff
The highest aim of all students of AlWood High School 1S to be a
member of the National Honor Society The members are selected by
the teachers on the basis of character service leadership and scholarship
The AlWood Chapter of the National Honor Society has existed for
only three years. Fourteen new members were inducted this year, so we
now have a total of fifty-three active and graduate members.
May this respected and worthy organization continue to serve as a
desirable goal to each student of our school. We hope it will continue to
inspire students to improve their character as they continue to improve
Lee, Susan Bell, Duane Bodeen. THIRD ROW: Larry Plunkett, Roger Sherrard, Delmond Johnson, John Krueger,
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The AlWood Anne Sullivan Macy Chapter of the Future Teachers
of America boasted an active membership of thirty-two students.
The organization enjoyed a busy year and received many honors.
The Blackhawk Division FTA held a workshop on October 19 at
Augustana College, Rock Island. Dale Walsten led one of the dis-
cussion groups and served at the registration desk.
Our Chapter received a great honor when a Sophomore, Karen
Swanson, was elected Vice-President of the Blackhawk Division
FTA. The election took place in Rock Island on November 4,
with AlWood having the largest delegation present. Karen will
automatically become the Blackhawk Division President in 1959.
A large group of AlWood I-'I'A'ers again attended the next meet-
ing ofthe Division which was held at Rockridge. The local Chap-
ter was host for the last Division meeting on April 28. Each mem-
ber who has attended the Division meetings has gained inspiration
and better knowledge of the teaching field through the various
discussion groups and speakers representing several different phases
of the educational profession.
When the Ivan Shannon family was burned out of their home just
before Christmas, our Chapter bought gifts for the Shannon children.
The gifts were delivered to the family by the members pictured at
Several of the members have done some practice teaching this
year and, sometime this year, the Chapter was planning to visit
and tour a college as this annual was going to press.
All in all, with the capable encouragement of our sponsor, Mrs.
McGaughy, our Chapter is creating must interest in the teaching
ROW ONE: Elizabeth Walsten, Mary I-Iughes,Bonnie McCaw,
Mary Sherrard, Nancy Erickson, Mrs. McGaughy. ROW TWO:
Garry Peterson, Barbara Jones, Judy Edmund, Joyce Nystrom,
Karleen Larson, Karen Bredberg. ROW THREE: Karen Swanson,
President - Larry Plunkett
Vice-President - Dale Walsten
Secretary - Mary Sherrard
Treasurer - Susan Bell
I-Iistorian - Joyce Nystrom
Parliamentarian - Judy Edmund
Song Leader - Delmond Johnson
Reporter - Karen Swanson
Representative - Elizabeth Walsten
Barbara Johnson, Alice Ficher, Jackie Andelson, Judy Thayer, Tom Smith, ROW FOUR: Judy Bowman, Janice
Aden, Alice Vancil, Connie Nelson, Karen Swanson, Patricia Clark. ROW FIVE: Delmond Johnson, Dale Walsten
Larry Plunkett, Janet McLaughlin, Nancy Miller, Susan Bell. NOT PICTURED: Edward Gullstrand and Larry
Senior Class Wlll
We the members of the class of 1958 being of sound mind and body do hereby make and declare this to be our ast
will and testament, to be read on the tenth day of May, one thousand nme hundred and fifty eight
I Helen Anderson, will my award winning personality to Mary Sherrard
I, Susan Bell, wrll my ability to have a hand in all organizations possible to Lourse Elliott rn hopes that she won't be
confused as I was
I Duane Bodeen, will my office as Presrdent of Student Councrl to Richard Carlson in hopes that he will carry on the
ideals of my administration
I Larry Bolm, will my active membership in the Piston Toppers to Barbara Jones
I Laura Brinker, wrll my pleasing personality to Patsy Flack, who already has this
I Dale Caulkms will my daily "attentive" participation in American Problems class to Jack Lambin
I, Mike Driscoll will my beautiful hair style to Bernard Versha hoping he combs it as well as I did
I Judy Edmund, will my ability to transport my thoughts to the Unrverslty of Illinois, when I should be in English class, to
Sandra Lee even though she has another college rn mmd
I Barb Elliott, will my everlasting ability to make and keep friends to Carole Diggs who already has this
We, Tom and Jerry Gould will our good naturedness and athletic abilitres to Dean Hanson
Ed Gullstrand, will my gasoline bill for trips to Rro to Phil Huff
I Gary Halsted, will my "quiet ways" to Dale Sundberg
Larry Hammerlund, will my uninhibited answers in English class to Robert Lucas
I Chuck Hammond will my love for Bill Shakespeare to David Johnson
I Dick Horner, will my ability to just make rt to class as the bell stops rmgmg to Gene Barchuk, who rs already a good
I, John Hougland, will my fabulous horseless carriage to any Junior who needs one
I Allan Johnson, will my ability to collect purses every morning rn bookkeeping class to Charles Lenz
I Cletus Johnson, will my position as ticket taker at all basketball games to Richard Mason, who probably won't want rt a
I Delmond Johnson will all the wind it took to blow my sousaphone to Richard Nystrom
I Leroy Johnson will the "top" of my convertible to anyone whose car It wrll fit
We Dorothy Lambrn and Donna Jo Nelson, will our pep, vim and vigor as cheerleaders to the Varslty cheerleaders of
I Karleen Larson will my good humor to Lavona Anderson who already has this
I Larry Loveridge, wrll my chorus robe to Rrchard Maher
I Kent Lmdsey, will my band uniform to Perry Osslan
I, Leroy Luallen, will my pm setting ability to Jim Barley
We, Martha McDowell and Twrla Taylor, would like to will our dlamonds to any Junior girl who doesn't already have one
but we won't
I Barry MeV1etty , will my Job as all around handyman in high school to Barbara Snyder
I Dean Morland will my height and dark crew cut to David Browning
I Kay Murdock, will my pleasant personality and musrcal talent to Kay Johnston who has both
I Bob Neer, will my abilrty to grve pantomines in speech class to Donald Litton
Pat Nelson, will my positron as homecoming queen to Roger Sherrard
I Joyce Nystrom will my blue eyes and blonde haxr to Bonnie Murray
I Tom Page, will my locker land on second thought all my booksj to any junior who will continue my studious attention
Garry Peterson will my talkative ways to Roger Setterdahl
Larry Plunkett will my posltion as president of l-'I' A to Bob Scott
I Judy Rmgberg will all my former boy friends to Mary Lynn Smrth, who doesn't need them
Leonard Schnowske will my antics in last hour study hall to Kerth Walker
Francis Stull will my love for English class to Gary Munson
I Terry Dean Swanson will my deep voice to Virginia White
I Loren Swrhart, will my white organdy apron to Don Johnson
Larry Taylor, will my blond crew cut to Nancy Mason
We, Shrrlene Taylor and Dorothy Vancrl, wlll our Jobs as soda Jerks to Karen Kmgery if she wants two Jobs
I Marrlyn Vermerre will my ability to make frrends rn a new school quickly to any new member of the junior class
I, Dale Walsten, will my extraordmary ability to say something funny about everythmg to John Krueger
I Gary Wing, will my spectacles to Judy Kessmger
I Helen Wright, will my P E uniform to Gary Kness
To our faithful teachers we will
Mrs Rogers, all of our deflated volleyballs and broken baseball bats
Mrs McGaughy all of our overdue library books and unrehearsed speeches
Coach Behnke all of our first place trophies and our dirty towels
Mr Browning all of our ragged workbooks and our dissected frogs
Miss Snapp, our iron that never works and all the glue we used to make our model home
Mrs Swanson all of our late lunch money and the annual deadlines we missed
Mr Hamline all the chalk marks on the walls from throwing erasers and all of our leftover sawdust rn the shop
Mr Geiger, all of our "lively" student council meetings and all of our "deadly" trips to Kansas City
Mr Metzger, all of our leftover bus and game tickets and our "agreeable" class meetings
Mr Riggle, the 'Lost Chord' of the "First Movement
Mrs Miller, all of our chatter during chorus rehearsals
In witness thereof, we the said class of '58 have hereto subscribed and affixed our seal on this tenth day of May one
thousand nine hundred and frfty eight A D
Class of '58
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The famrlrar refram blared from our supersonrc, three drmensronal color telev1s1on set Yea Mrckey' Yea Mrcke
Yea Mrckey Mouse Club' As the roll call was taken by head mousketeer Ed Gullstrand who just recently replaced
J1mm1e Dodd we heard the famrlrar names of Helen Anderson and Bob Neer who are now head m1ce Then we saw the
famous ballet team of Donna Jo Nelson and Kent Lrndsey dance and recerve therr ears '
We turned over to the other channel to watch the news The promrnent news caster Dean Raymond Morland started
off the news broadcast wrth a flash from Oak Rrdge Tennessee, where Dale Walsten and Delmond Johnson had just
launched a rocket to Pluto wrth LeRoy Luallen the noted p1lot at the controls Next came a bulletrn from Kentucky
tellrng that Larry Bolrn one of the most successful Jockeys rn the Umted States had just won the Kentucky Derby for the
10th strarght t1me A report came from Venus that Allan Johnson and Rrchard Homer had just clrmbed Mt Bodeen for
the frrst t1me Thrs mountarn by the way, was named after Duane Bodeen who 15 the youngest Umted States Presrdent
every to be elf cted Joyce Nystrom, the drstrngurshed lady skm d1ver who last week drved 562 1!2 feet rn the Atlantrc
Ocean reported that she and Karleen Larson the owner of the frrst super sonrc sub wrll cross the Atlantrc rn ten mrnutes
wlth thrs sub On the local srde Dean reported that Rrchard McCurdy the famous test drrver for the Krddy Kar Korpo
ratron owned by Mlke Drrscoll and Tom Page had been arrested by Leonard Schnowske a well known polrceman rn
thrs area Rrchard was drrvrng 10 M P H rn a 40 M P I-I zone So ended the news
The next program on the a1r was "Sergeant McV1etty of the Yukon " a Marllyn Vermerre productron Starrmg Barry
McV1etty It was a very excrtrng program
We swrtched back to the other channel srnce rt was t1me for the ' S64 000 OOO Questron ' The qurz master Larry Plun
kett was just preparrng to ask Gary Wmg the famous naturahst, hrs fmal questron rn the category The Prrvate Lrfc c
the Ant " Gary answered the questron correctly for S64 000 000 Then came a very rnterestrng commercral grven by
Shrrlene Taylor She was advertrsrng 'Peachy s Peaches,' grown rn Ceorgra by Garry Peterson The next contestant o
the program was Judy Edmund an authorxty on presldents We were sorry to see her mrss her flrst questron which was
Th1s program was followed by Planet to Planet " moderated by John Hougland That nrght they vrsrted Mars on
whrch Dorothy Lambm has establrshed the largest bowlrng alley rn the unrverse We recogmzed Twrla Taylor as her head
pm setter Susan Bell our forergn m1n1ster to Mars was bowlmg She told the audrence that the Martrans were becomrng
more lrke the earth peoples and enjoy many of the same actrvrtres
All of a sudden the prcture faded from our screen rnterruptrng our program Of course we called rn the best reparr
man around LeRoy Johnson He frxed our set rn a jrffy and we tuned rn just rn tzme for the spectacular for whrch we
had been wartmg The Unrverse Tomght ' Th1s program whrch has won awards for publrc rnterest was moderated by
the renowned columnrst Barbara Ellrott The frrst stop of the camera was on locatron of the movre "See1ng Double "
Starrmg the well known actors Tom and Jerry Gould We also recogmzed the stunt grrl 1n the movre who was Laura
Brmker as she parachuted from a jet plane The camera next focused on the huge cattle ranch of Loren Swrhart the Bar
S Whlle there a cowpoke by the name of Francrs Stull was rntervrewed I-le told of hrs plans to enter the rodeo at
Cheyenne rn the near future The next scene to appear on the screen was a small mrlk bar on the corner of Green Street
and Cheese Avenue on the moon Insrde we found Judy Rrngberg cookrng one of her famous green cheese burgers The
rnrlk bar 1S run by Cletus Johnson who has a cham of mrlk bars on the moon The green cheese rs supplred by Larry
Loverrdge who owns a cheese farm there
Next the camera swrtched to the Moon Treasury Department rn the Caprtol Crty of Clurg Terry Swanson and Dale
Caulkms engrave plates for dollar brlls rn the prrntlng department of the Treasury Helen Wrrght the promrnent New
York hostess was next seen She gave a commercral on plastrc lungs manufactured by Charles Hammond She sard she
had been usrng Hammond Organs for years For the grand frnale the camera retumed to the Earth to vrsrt Universe
Umversrty It was the mrddle of therr annual homecomrng celebratron The krng and queen Larry Taylor and Pat Nel
son, when asked for a comment replred Rah' Rah' for U U ' Next the rovrng camera turned to the athletrc depart
ment There we found the head coaches to be Kay Murdock and Gary Halsted They talked wrth enthusrasm about the
star center on therr football team Larry Hammerlund Then we saw the cheerleaders Dorothy Vancrl and Martha Mc
Dowell practrcrng up on some of therr cheers for the un1versrty's next game Th1s ended the program of the Unrverse
Tonrght" and also ended our evenrng of televrewrng whrch had proved to be very rnterestrng
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Here We Are-at Work and Play
The freshmen and sophomores royally entertained at the all-school party celebrating Valentine's Day
They spent many hours preparing a beautiful red and white false wall, the first of its kind that has been
attempted in the new gym. Caroline Pople was the general chairman of arrangements.
Karen Kingery and Tom Gould were crowned queen and king of this dance.
College and Career Day
Down to business again we find fbelowj a group of students from this area getting the lowdown on a
career as an engineer, draftsman and architect. The instructor is Mr. William Appier, an architect from
Rock Island. Alwood students included in the group are John Hougland, Jack Lambin, Bob Scott, Ed
Gullstrand, Gary Kness, Cletus Johnson and Terry Swanson.
College and Career Day is an annual project, sponsored jointly by Atkinson, Cambridge, Orion and
Alwood. This year it was held here at AlWood on November 14, 1958.
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JUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALL--ROW I: C. I-Iammerlund, D. Neer, I-I. Carlson, R. Setterdahl, L. Turner, J. Ander
son, R. Swanson, J. Krueger, R. Litton, J. Creek, R. Buban. ROW II: Manager T. Noy, C. Bloomberg, C. Lund-
blad, R. Horner, T. Nelson, R. Carlson, M. Roller, C. Lindsey, M. Lowery, T. Strandberg, J. Browning, D. Geni-
sio, Manager G. Elliott. ROW III: W. Green, K. Johnson, L. Zuidema, R. Taylor, K. Batman, A. Samuelson, C.
Carlson, D. Johnston, T. Smith, Coach Minder.
AlWood then traveled to Aledo to compete in
Regional Toumament play. We came through the
toumament by capturing the Aledo Regional trophy by
wins over R.M.A., Sherrard, and Aledo. At this time we
had compiled 29 consecutive victories and had gained
the right to advance to Geneseo to face Moline in
sectional play. The Aces started off strong and held a
13-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. At the half
we slipped behind 18-15, and when the final horn
sounded we went down to our first defeat of the season
We then placed six men on the Cornbelt Conference
All-Star Team. This was the first time in Cornbelt
history that more than the starting five had received
Much of the credit for this impressive record goes
to the fine coaching we have received from Eugene
Behnke, Walter Minder and Albert Miller, We also
appreciate the fine turnout to all games by our loyal
fans and cheering section.
The Freshman-Sophomore football team came
through with a successful football season by winning
four, tying one, and losing two, During the basketball
season the team won three and dropped seventeen, but
we are certain they will come through with better
seasons in the coming years.
Now that the basketball uniforms have been put
away, all the boys are looking forward to a successful
track season, and have a very good chance to win the
Cornbelt Track Meet.
ROW I: R.
Hughes, J. Ander-
son, L. Turner,
R. Setterdahl, J.
II: C. Lundblad,
C. Lindsey, D.
III: K. Johnson,
L. Corlis, D.
Johnston, R. Hor-
ner, R. Barman,
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Points scored 251
First downs 111
Total plays 439
Total yards 3008
Rush yards 2007
Passes attempted 121
Passes completed 68
Pass yards 1001
Punt yards 335
Kick -offs 41
Kick-off yards 1302
Fumbles lost 7
Penalty yards 365
Passing percentage .562
Average yards per pass play 8.27
Average yards per rush play 6.31
VARSITY SEASON RECORD
12 Prophetstown 7
47 Cambridge 12
25 Winola 6
47 Orion 0
51 Sherrard 18
6 Rockridge 0
44 Joy 7
19 Atkinson 0
JUNIOR VARSITY SEASON RECORD
6 Orion 19
34 Cambridge 0
13 Sherrard 6
27 Rockridge 27
20 Aledo 32
19 Joy 6
25 Winola 6
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Carole Dlgg' ,
1957-58 VARSITY BASKETBALL
64 Knoxville S1
66 R.O.V.A. 41
51 W omin 33
59 Aide g 47 'XX A
'F56 Sherrard 42 5 .
'P54 Rockridge 42
'F75 Joy 42 ,, .... ,,
4,55 Winch 44 CORNBELT CONFERENCE Now the situation is this, fellows-
v57 Orion 51 'IEOUIIENEY
'ms cambridge 45 MW d I lm mel
+57 Atkinson 49 00
48 Galya 43 50 JOY . 43 REGIONAL TOURNEY
,56 shenard 40 62 Ro-ckndge 43 fFirst Place,
155 Rock-ridge OIIOD AlWood
4144 Joy 42 87 R.M.A.
4,50 Orion 49 ALEDO INVITATIONAL 86 Sherrard
+39 cambridge 22 TQURNEY 49 Aledo
4.50 Atkinson 41 QF1rst Placej
'82 Winola 49 Alwood .
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Denotes Conference Games 58 Aledo 48
VARSITY BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
PLAYER SA SM PCT REBOUNDS FTA FTM PCT. TP
J. Gould 246 84 34.1 64 100 100 65 65.0 233
T. Gould 237 86 36.2 47 51 85 60 70.6 232
Lindsey 402 191 47.5 125 142 115 80 69.5 462
Sherrard 219 98 44.7 24 52 78 52 66.7 248
Krueger 146 56 38.2 24 73 76 52 68.4 164
Walsten 47 20 42.5 17 14 17 9 52.9 49
Hanson 250 97 38.8 79 100 84 60 71.4 254
Swihart 28 11 39.2 6 8 10 4 40.0 26
Johnson 19 2 10.5 11 4 9 2 22.2 6
I-Ialsted 3 0 00.0 2 5 7 5 71.4 5
Ossian 11 2 18.1 1 4 8 2 25.0 6
McCurdy 6 1 16.7 3 1 6 4 66.7 6
Horner 2 0 00.0 3 2 1 0 00.0 0
Taylor 15 5 33.3 2 8 9 3 33.3 13
Huff 4 1 25.0 0 0 1 0 00.0 2
ALWOOD 1635 614 37.5 408 564 606 398 65.6 1706
OPPONENTS 1352 440 32.5 254 418 580 401 69.1 1284
Dignbm. Donnindfi Lee D JUNIOR VARSITY BASKETBALL
Adeis- JUNIOR JO Nelszm Oforhy AlWood
Neko' Diane B VARSI-rf Carole 22 Knoxville
11- Ushnezll C 5 Janie 43 R.O.V.A.
annie 6 37 wyoming
LOREN swn-IART JERRY couuu LARRY TAYLOR
1-mibaek Fullback Halfback
PERRY OSSIAN TOM GOUID
DEAN HANSON ALLAN JOHNSON JOHN KRUEGER RICHARD HORNER
Jerry crashes ove
Loren sweeps the end Coach dreaming up Z1 play
Taylor picks up yardage
Lindsey slde steps past opponent
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