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The commencement exercises for the grad-
uating class of the Amana High Scl.ool will
be held in the auditorium at 8:00, May 19.
The fourteen seniors will enter to the
march of "Largo" played by Mrs. Beck. The
invocation will be given by Elder William
Foerstner. The girls' glee club will sing two
songs "After Graduation Day" and "Now
Thank We All Our God". Following these
songs Dr. H. G. Moershel will introduce the
speaker, Dr. john H. Haefner of the Univer-
sity of Iowa, who will give the address. The
program will be continued with the present-
ation of class by Supt. J. R. Neveln. Dr. Lud-
wig Unglenk will distribute the diplomas to
members of the graduating class. Elder Will-
iam Foerstner will conclude the commencement
exercises with the benediction.
-Lillian M. Berger
The class of '48 will be the first graduating
class in the history of the Amana High School
to receive'National Honor Society awards.
Four members of the graduating class will
be awarded membership in the National Honor
Society by the president of the Young Men's
Bureau. The Bureau is acting as sponsor of
the local chapter of the Society and will award
the pins and membership cards. The superin-
tendent and the principal of the high school
and three faculty members will choose the four
students to receive the award..
-Betty Jane Lipman
All fourteen of the graduating class. includ-
ing those attending S. U. I., plan to have their
annual class day May 15.
Plans are indefinite as yet, but the group
may make an all day trip to McGregor and
In March of their junior year the graduat-
ing class of '48 received their class rings which
lad been ordered in late fall from the josten
Company in Chicago. The announcements and
calling cards were not ordered until the end of
the first semester of the senior year, also from
the same company.
Cap and gown measurements were taken in
February and it was decided that everyone
have gray gowns.
Committees for choosing a motto. flower,
and colors were appointed by the president,
I-Ienry Zscherny. He was elected at the begin-
ning of the second semester when Shirley
Shoup, the former president, left to attend the
University of Iowa. The committees were as
follows: motto, Virginia Metz fchairmanj,
Marjorie Leichsenring, Lillian Dickel, and Ver-
non Smithg flower and colors, Lillian Berger
fchairmanj, Betty J. Lipman, and Henry Zsch-
Three of the seniors attended the Univer-
sity of Iowa during their last year.
No one in the graduating class is fiom East,
High, or West Amana.
First class to give the junior-Senior Ban-
quet in Cedar Rapids.
First year that senior girls attended school
for only a half day.
There are the same number of boys as
High percentage of people attending Uni-
versity of Iowa will be held by this class.
Three are already attending and two will go in
September. Percentage is 35.7W.
It is the first class to become members of
the National Honor Society.
-Lillian Berger and Marjorie lieiieliscnliiig
The church building in Amana was the
setting on Sunday May 16 for the baccalaureate
services in honor of the senior class of 1948.
The services consisted of a sermon by Dr.
C. F. Noe, songs by the congregation, a text
read by the presiding elder, Iouis Hess, and
"Take Time To Be Holy" and."Mit Dem
Herrn Fang' Alles An", selections by the
Y.M.B. chorus directed by Dr. Louis Clemens.
Mary jane Seifert and Madeline Oehl ser-
ved as ushers for the senior class and their
In the Florentine Room of the Roosevelt
Hotel in Cedar Rapids the juniors were host to
the senior class of the Amana High School at
the. junior-senior banquet on May 14. Tlee
banquet was planned aro-und the theme of the
The table arrangement was in the shape of
a horseshoe, and a bouquet of spring flowers
was at the head of the table, with miniature
wishing wells at either end. Adding color to
the table were pastel colored candles and jon-
quil placecards. The senior girls were present-
ed with corsages of jonquils tied with ribbon
of the class colors, purple and gold, and the
boys received yellow carnation boutonnieres.
The menu consisted of the following:
Snowball Blossoms Humming Birds
Qmashed potatoesj fveal cutletj
Stepping Stones Murky Pool
fhot rose rollsj fcoffeej
After the dinner the following program was
Buds of the Garden ........................ Ronald Hertel
Blossoms in the Garden ............ Henry Zscherny
"Four Leaf Cl-over Song" ........ Four O'Clocks'F
Wishing-U-Well for the Future ...... Rosemarie
Lipman. Carl Albert
"The Old Oaken Bucket" ......,... Dandy Lionsif
Scattering Weecls .....,,.,.....,,.....,.... Lillian Berger
fclass willj Betty jane Lipman
"I Believe" ....................,............... Four Roses?
jack-in-the-Pulpit .....,......,... Mr. Charles Selzer
FUTURE PLANS OF SENIORS
Betty jane Lipman -- intends to enroll in nurses
training course at S. U. I.
Lillian Berger -- plans to enroll in fall nurses
training classes at S. U. I.
Shirley Shoup -- is undecided as to whether she
will enroll in nurses training course or
continue in her liberal arts course.
Virginia Metz -- wants to work during the sum-
mer and take a business course in fall.
Reynold Moessner -- intends to work during
summer and attend school in fall.
Henry Zscherny -- plans to work in Refriger-
Lillian Dickel -- has not decided on the busi-
ness school she will attend.
Marjory Leichsenring -- is still undecided as to'
which business school she will attend.
George Eichacker -- will continue his Studies at
S. U. I.
Loretta Zierold -- will continue her studies at
S. U. I.
Donald Meyer -- plans to continue working at
the Amana Farm Dept.
Raymond Oehl -- intends to continue working
at the Refrigeration Dept.
Vernon Smith -- will continue driving his truck.
Sixteen members enrolled in the Amana
High School in 1944 and fourteen of these are
in the graduating class of '48.
South Amana has contributed four mem-
bers: Lillian Berger, Marjorie Leiclpsenring,
Shirley Shoup, and Loretta Zierold. Their
first three years and their sixth were under the
instructions of Adolph Berger. Fourth grade
was under Fred Pitz in South and fifth grade
under William Heinze in Middle.
There are three from Homestead: Betty
Jane Lipman, George Eichacker, and Vernon
Smith. The first two had as their teacher in
tie pr'mary grades Carl Fels. In the fourth
grade they were in Amana under Ludwig Ung-
lenk, fifth grade in East Amana under Rudolph
Blechschmidt, and sixth grade in South under
Adolph Berger. Vernon Smith did not join the
class until the seventh grade in Amana.
Amana has three representatives: Henry
Zscherny, Raymond Oehl, and Donald Meyer.
Mrs. Carl Roth, William Graichen, and Lud-
wig Unglenk were their teachers in the first
four years. The fifth and sixth grades were
spent in East Amana under Rudolph Blech-
Middle Contributes four members: Lillian
Dickel, Virginia Metz, Fred Hahn, and Reynold
Moessner. Their teachers were Fred Pitz in
the first four grades, William Heinze in the
fifth, and Rudolph Blechschmiclt in the sixth.
High, West, and East Amana are not re-
presented in this class.
All these students attended junior high in
Amana in their seventh and eighth years. They
lead Mr. and Mrs Donald V. Lowe, Mrs. Carl
Roth, Violet Cummings, Mrs Marabelle Eye,
and Rudolph Blechschmidt as teachers.
Marie Meyer of Amana was with the class
up to the latter part of her senior year. jim-
mie Klaner of Marion spent eighth grade and
part of the tenth with the class. Harley Mantz
was with the class in the seventh, eighth, and
part of the ninth grade. D-orothy Rohrbacher
and Genevieve Ceynar did not continue after
the eighth grade.
Loretta Zierold and George Eichacker com-
pleted their high school courses in three years
and spent the fourth year as freshmen in the
University of Iowa. Shirley Shoup entered the
University after the first semester of her senior
61644 of '48
LORETTA ZIEROLD: Class officer I, 3: Y-Teen member I, 2, 3: Vocal
music'l: Dramafics 3: Universify of Iowa 4 . . . . GEORGE EICHACKER:
Class officer 2, 3: Baseball I, 2, 3: Universify of Iowa 4
HENRY ZSCHERNY: Class officer 4: Baseball I, 2. 3, 4: Dramafics 3:
Candiclafe for Icing 3, 4: .... LILLIAN BERGER: Class officer 4: Y-Teen
member I, 2, 3, 4: Vocal music I, 2. 3, 4: Dramafics 3, 4: Bugle sfaff 4:
Hi-Lifes sfaff 4: Queen cancliclafe 3
BETTY JANE LIPMAN: Y-Teens I, 2, 3, 4: Vocal music I, 2, 3: Dramafics
3, 4: Bugle sfaff 4: Hi-Lifes sfaff 4: Sfudenf Council 4: ..........
REYNOLD MOESSNER: Baseball I, 2, 3, 4: Vocal music I, 2, 3, 4: Dra-
mafics 3,,4: Bugle sfaff 4
FRED HAHN: Vocal music I, 2, 3, 4: Dramafics 3. 4: Bugle sfaff 4: . . .
. . . . LILLIAN DICKEL: Class officer 4: Y-Teen member I, 2. 3, 4: Dra-
mafics 3, 4: Bugle sfaff 4: Hi-Lifes sfaff 4: Queen candidafe 4
SHIRLEY SHOUP: Class officer 2, 4: Y-Teen member I, 2, 3, 4: Vocal
music I, 2, 3, 4: Dramafics 3, 4: Bugle sfaff 4: Universify of Iowa 4: . . .
VERNON SMITH: Baseball I: Vocal music I, 2: Dramafics 3.4: Bugle
RAYMOND OEHL: Class officer 2, 3: Baseball I, 2, 3. 4: Vocal music I,
2, 3: Dramafics 3, 4: Bugle sfaff 4: .... VIRGINIA METZ: Y-Teen
member I, 2, 3, 4: Vocal music I, 2, 3, 4: Dramafics 3, 4: Bugle sfaff 4:
Hi-Lifes sfaff 4
MARJORIE LEICHSENRING: Vocal music I, 2, 3, 4: Dramafics 3: Bugle
sfaff 4: Hi-Lifes slaff 4: ..... DONALD MEYER: Baseball 3, 4: Music
2: Bugle sfaff 4
LORETTA ZIEROLD . . has great sense of
humor . . can make short work of her studies
and still get a good grade . . wants to go back
to taking piano lessons . . plans ways to ac-
quire a nice tan during the summer . . makes
an efficient waitress at D 8: L . . likes to take
dancing lessons . . has as her favorite express-
ion "See Ya".
GEORGE EICHACKER . .has a picture-
sque way 'of writing . . never seems to be in
a hurry except on the baseball diamond . . can
be recognized by his carefree walk . . boasts of
two middle names . . has been sporting a
mustache off and on since he was a sophomore.
HENRY ZSCHERNY . . is better known as
"Hank" . . is very particular about having his
last name spelled correctly . . is the handsom-
est fellow in the senior class but under contract
to a sophomore . . excels in drafting and car-
pentry . . will be missed by the baseball team
next year . . can be recognized by his wavy
hair, physique, and big smile. .has as his
favorite expression "Hi toots!"
LILLIAN BERGER . . is known as "Beep-
ser" to her friends . . is the only girl in
school with red hair but hates to be reminded
of it . . writes good English themes . wants
to become a good nurse . . by her own admiss-
ion is very gullable . . says she could live on
bread and butter . . "well annaway" is her fa-
vorite way of making herself understood.
BETTY J. LIPMAN . . is good at giving
lo-ng and involved explanations. .has some
pet peeves namely: crooked stocking seams,
Margaret O'Brien, and Spike jones . . wants to
learn to fly a plane.
REYNOLD MOESSNER . . can be recogniz-
ed by his lean and lanky physique . . is always
ready to give a helping hand . . likes to dance
. . is good at putting up stage scenery ..
seems to be playing with his key chain most of
FRED HAHN . . has a way with girls . .
his dark wavy hair is his pride and joy . .
handled most of the leads in the high school
operettas . . wears lots of brown . . combs
his hair when ever he has a chance . ha' rs
his favorite occupation eating . . likes to tink-
er with his radio.
LILLIAN DICKEL . . is always full of pep
and bright sayings . . has lots of character . .
hates being teased about her size. .better
known as "Luggsy" . . is afraid the draft may
catch her man . .has very small hands . .
would like to go on the stage.
SHIRLEY SHOUP . . good at art . . likes
to argue . . loves catsup . . good at riding
and goes every chance she gets . . is very ex-
acting in everything she does.
As I turn back the pages of memories of
senior days, there is one class that brings back
the most and perhaps best ones of my last year
in the Amana High School. This "topic" is the
home economics class. As I sit here in the easy
chair let me reminisce just one of these blessed
days in home economics.
When the bell rings, announcing that an-
other geometry class has slipped away, we rush
out of geometry class, scamper up the Stairs,
and then go lickety-split through the auditor-
ium to home economics class. Our minds, still
filled with angles and theorems, are soon think-
ing about the domestic side of life. Sewing is
the project in operation, so after a hurried
"good-afternoon" to Miss Rouner, we gather
cur sewing and begin the afterno0n's work.
As I take piece by piece of the material out
of the box, I feel proud that I myself had cut
this skirt-to-be. Everything looks terribly con-
fusing - what piece shall be sewed to what?
At last after careful concentration, I begin to
baste fMiss Rouner's strict instructionj the
pieces together. Now my only worry is match-
ing plaids! When the skirt front is basted to
t..e back, I start getting the machine ready to
aid me in my tedious work. Some days every-
thing goes against my wishes - the tension is
wrong - the stitches look awful - and to top
everything off, the needle breaks for some un-
explainable reason. When, I have the machine
in working condition again, and am ready to
put in the first stitch, the bell sounds and the
period is over.
Home economics brings back a lot of mem-
ories besides just cutting, basting, and sewing.
Taking angel food cake out of the oven before
it was done, mixing bread dough, preparing for
banquets, going on various field trips, the ed-
ucational discussions on child care, the express-
ions of the students when we marched into the
of the students when we marched into the
assembly with baby 'books under our arms, Miss
Rouner's encouragements at times when it' was
needed, and the feeling o-f comradeship when
working with our classmates are all memories
that come to my mind when I hear the words
"home economics class."
I shall carry many happy memories with me
when I leave A. H. S. fsome are not so happyj
but among them I find that the memories of
"Bugle' and "Hi-'Lites" work stand out above
When I started working as co-editor of both
the annual and the school paper, I didn't realize
what it would mean. I sometimes wonder whe-
ther I know even now but I have some idea
by now, I am sure. '
Dead lines - horrors!! These two words
carry a meaning almost as sinister as they look
in black and white. No matter how early we
started we always caught up with the dead line
before we know what happened.
Of course, mistakes did occur once in a
while. QThat's a joke because they seemed to
happen all the timej. If you read the school
paper you may noticed our declaration t' at
"spring began", when what we really meant
was "spring baseball practice began " Tlren,
too, we revealed to our reading public that we
had a "precious president, Shirley Shoup" when
we meant to say the "previous president, Shir-
ley Shoup". Well, we lived those two down
but I don't dare think what that typewriter will
As I write this the "Bugle" has still to go'
to press. I'll miss working on it when every-
thing is in the printer's hands because it means
a year's work to me as well as the other sen-
iors. It was a part of my school life for a
whole year and had a large part in my home
life too. We had fun working on it, all of us.
Working with thte rest of my schoolmates on
these two projects will ayways be among my
best memories of A. H. S.
-Betty jane Lipman
It was March 29, 1947, and the girls in the
glee club were very excited. We were on our
way to the music contest at Williamsburg.
Everyone was saving her voice because cur
music teacher, Mrs. Eye, was expecting us to
do our very best. In the morning we heard
soloists, sextets, and triple trios, including some
contestants from Amana. Finally came the
time when the girls' glee club sang and what a
thrill when all contestants from Amana were
given seconds, a very good rating considering
that this was the first time any vocal group
from Amana had been entered in such a con-
VERNON SMITH . . wears loud shirts . .
wants to own a fleet of trucks . . has a deep
loud laugh . . is always friendly and cheerful
. . says he doesn't ever want to have to work
too hard . . can be found anytime at the quar-
ries or at Oxford.
RAYMOND OEHL . . has very blond hair
. . likes to play chess and poker . . likes to
tease . . is fond of going horseback riding . .
has recently acquired quite a car.
VIRGINIA METZ . . has a fiery temper . .
is a "speed queen" in shorthand . . expert at
flirting . . giggles as if she meant it . . wants
to travel . . hates to eat in a cafeteria . . likes
to dance and go rollerskating . . answers with
"Ach gell . . " most of the time.
MARJORIE LEICHSENRING . . couldn't
eat with her new specs . . stays home when
classes in S. U. I. are in session . . all she
wants out of life is a happy home . . keeps a
scrap book . . enjoys airplane rides.
DONALD MEYER . , is Arnold to the geo-
metry class . . likes to read magazines in study
hall . . has a very quiet nature . . likes to go
camping . . is an expert at fishing . . is recog-
ized by his big brown eyes.
MEMORIES OF A. H. S.
I will carry many memories of A. H. S.
with me until judgement day but I think one I
will always be thinking of is the waiting in the
morning for the bus to come and then the mad
rush as everyone tries,to dig, crawl, or bruise
his way through the door at the same time.
I also remember the day Fred came through
the assembly door in a cloud of smokc and the
smell of burnt cloth.
Among some of the other lesser memories
that I have is the suspense of waiting for the
second bell to ring to end a class period and
the turbulent rush for the door when the last
bell of th day rings .and school is over.
' -Vernon Smith
As I sit here, looking out into space, my
mind wanders back to when I first started high
school. Everything was new and strange that
first day. It was like entering a new world.
What a queer feeling it was to open the study
hall door and feel the many new eyes peering
at me. I dared not look up and meet their
glances. After the first week my fear tif that
is what it wasj of the upper classmen was
gone. I did, however, feel that the seniors
were something way ahead of me and I did in
many ways show my respect for them Now
that I have reached the honored position as a
senior, I don't feel supreme over the "freshies"
as I thought the seniors then had felt over us.
I still feel as any youngster and sometimes find
it hard to realize I am now to take my place
in the outside world, to face the troubles of the
world and the realities of life, not to be shel-
tered by parents and teachers.
My thoughts bring back many experiences I
had in my freshman year as well as the sopho-
more year. As I think of my junior year my
mind pauses to linger a little longer. I cs-
jecially remember our music of that year. It
was the first time in the history of the high
school that the music department entered fest-
ival and contest. What fun we had preparing
our songs. Then after having worked for sev-
cral weeks there was always that great satis-
faction of having accomplished something
Graduation is a glorious and happy event,
yes, but it is sad also in more ways than one.
It means parting with all my classmates and
friends and starting again in a strange world,
knowing not what the future may bring.
Throughout life, however, I shall always re-
member my friends and teachers as well many
wonderful times we had together.
In the spring of 1947 a canvass was made
by Superintendent Neveln to' determine how
many high school students were interested in
band and would buy an instrument. The re-
sult showed that a larger number of junior
high students were interested than senior high.
To make possible the organization of a band,
the School Board moved the junior high from
Amana to Middle. Early in March Ronald S.
Fleming was employed by the Board to give
band instruction. Mr. Fleming had previously
been band instructor at Roosevelt High School
ni Cedar Rapids.
The first orchestra of the Amana High
School was organized in 1954 under the dir-
ection of Edythe Brandt. Several years later
a band was o-rganized out of it instead. The
band was discontinued after a few years be-
cause of the lack of interest shown by the
There are twenty-six members in the band at
present. Students playing the various instru-
Anna Marie Schuhmacher
Since some large instruments like the sausa-
phone would have to be owned by the school it
was necessary to invest from five to seven hun-
dred dollars for these instruments. Because
of rapidly increasing school expenses in general
and the fact that it takes two years for tlie dis-
trict to get tax money which is levied, it was
necessary to get money for instruments from
other sources. Therefore it was decided to use
money which was made by plays and operettas
for this purpose. The school now owns four
instruments valued at six hundred dollars.
CINCINNATI SYMPHONY CONCERT
On the afternoon of March 11, the Amana
High School adjourned classes so that the pu-
pils and teachers could attend the Cincinnati
Symphony Concert at Cedar Rapids. The stu-
dent matinee consisted of the following rendi-
tions: "Overture to Rosamunden by Schubert,
"To A Wild Rose" by MacDowell, "Spielerei"
by Stix, Tschaikowsky's "Waltz of the Flowers,
the last part of "Water Music" by Handle,
Bizet's 'Intermezzo from Carmen", "Brazilian
Dance' by G'uarrieri, and a narrative piece,
"Pee Wee the Piccolo." Thor Johnson, con-
ductor, introduced the string, brass, and wood-
wind sections during the course of the pro-
-Lillian Berger . W
BAND CONCERT AND
Ronald S. Fleming, band instructor, and
Mrs. James Beck, vocal music instructor, pre-
sented a concert in the high school auditorium
on November 21. Both junior and senior high
The band opened the program bv playing
"Lightly Row," "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,"
"Skaters Waltz," "Church Hymn," "Eastp0rt
March," and "Scouts on Parade," all arranged
by Weber. Next on the program were "Chapel
Echoes" and "Over the Waves," arranged by
Buchtel. These were followed by the "Mar-
ines' Hymn," also an arrangement by Weber.
Lorraine Leichsenring then played two
trombone solos, "Merry Widow Waltz" and
"The Waltz You Saved for Me." To conclude
the band concert a brass sextet played "In a
Sanctuary," arranged by Buchtel.
"America Sings" was a history of the de-
velopment of music in America through songs
by the junior and senior high vocal groups and
a story written by Mrs. Beck and read by Lill-
ian Dickel. The reading and the songs were
alternated throughout the program.
The history started with early music in the
American Colonies and was illustrated by the
"Doxolo-gy" sung by the high school girls'
glee club. A tableau of Pilgrims and Indians
was presented by Virginia Dietrich, Dolores
Schoenfelder, Bob Conley, Lester Davis, and
Raymond Rotter. Marvin Ceynar then sang
'Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes." 'the
girls' glee club sang "Our Flag," Anita Marz
presenting Betsy Ross in a tableau. The Spirit
of '76 was portrayed by Billy Metz, Fredrick
Renner, and Glenn Wendler.
After the history of the Development of
Folk Music had been read, "Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot" was sung by Carl Unglenk, and then a
square dance was presented by Marvin Ceynar,
Jimmie Graichen, Lorraine Leichsenring, Emily
Setzer, Russell Mantz, and Marlene Hahn.
After that everyone enjoyed the singing and
acting of "Feudin', Fussin' and Fightin"' as
sung by Russell Mantz, Marvin Ceynar, Ken-
neth Neumann, Jimmie Graichen, and Bobby
Then the history of Music on an Advancing
Frontier was read. This was illustrated by the
girls' glee club humming "America, the Beauti-
ful." A parody on "Old Susanna" was given
by Russell Mantz, Jimmie Graichen, Gene Kel-
lenberger, Marvin Baumgartner, and Bob Con-
ley, and "I'm an Old Cowhand" by Kenneth
Neumann, Bobby Hergert, Jimmie Graichen,
and Russell Mantz,
After the history on Musical Entertainment
was read, Harriet Ackerman, as Jenny Lind,
sang "If My Song Had Wings." Fred Hahn,
Carl Albert, Glenn Wendler, Fredrick Renner,
and Marvin Ceynar then sang "Sweet Sixteen"
and the first four named above, the "W..iffen-
poof Song." "Maytime" was sung by Carolyn
and Fred Hahn.
Next on the program were a number of in-
strumental selections. "Andantino" and "A-
bide with Me" were played by Violet Rettig,
Lola Zabokrtsky, Marlene Hahn, Janet Wend-
ler, Lee Herr, Kathleen Moessner, Joan Foerst-
ner, and Howard Jeck, a clarinet choir. "Pe-
tite Quartet" was played by a clarinet quartet.
In conclusion, the girls' glee club sang
"Over the Rainbow." A group of seventh and
eighth pupils--Lorraine Leichsenring, Virginia
Krauss, Marlene Hahn, Joan Foerstner, Janet
Wendler, and Emily Setzer--presented "Lil' Iiza
Jane." Dorothy Eichacker and Glenn Wendler
sang "Make Believe," and Carl Albert, "Old
Man River," both from "Show Boat." The fin-
al number was "America the Beautiful" by the
The proceeds of the program were used for
the benefit of the band.
Members of the high school chorus not al-
ready mentioned are as follows: Lillian Ber-
ger, Leona Clemens, Bernice Dietrich, Jeanette
Franke, Alice Geyer, Harriet Hegewald, Helen
Kraus, Marjorie Leichsenring, Rosemarie Lip-
man. Ramona Marz, Virginia Metz, Kathleen
EASTERN IOWA BAND FESTIVAL
Elise Zimmerman was chosen by the band
members as their queen. She is elegible to be
represenative for all four of Mr. Flemings
band who will enter the Eastern Iowa Band
Festival in Cedar Rapids on May 29. At this
band festival one queen will be selected who
will reign that day.
The band will be one of the thirty who
will each give a fifteen minute recital in Green
Square. In the afternoon the band .will take
part in a three mile parade. The day will be
completed with a mass band concert at Hawk-
-Betty Jane Lipman
The auditorium of the Amana High School
was the setting for an instrumental concert on
March 19, presented by the Amana,School
Three vocal selections, "April Showers,"
"Shortnin' Bread," and "Heaven," sung by the
junior high school chorus, commenced the
To introduce the instrumental music the
band played "Military Escort," "I'm Forever
Blowing Bubbles," "In My Merry Oldsmobile,"
"Whiffenpoof Song," and "Under the Double
Eagle." The other selections on the program,
which are as follows, were played by individual
members of the band: "Conclave and Fugue
Patrol" by Lee Herr, Violet Rettig, Lola Za-
bokrtsky, Marlene Hahn, "Star Dust," a piano
solo by Lola Zabortskyg "Song of the Islands"
by Lorraine Leichsenringg "A Prayer," by
Theo Setzer, Jeanette Franke, Glenn Wendler,
Carl Unglenk, and Lorraine Leichsenring,
"When Yuba Plays tlze Rumba on the Tuba,"
by Glenn Wendler, "For Remembrance," a
piano solo by Madeline Oehlg "March Slave"
by Carl Unglenk, "Trumpeters Three," by
Theo Setzer, Jeanette Franke, and Leona Clem-
ensg "Claire de Lune," piano' solo by Violet
Console," by Jeannette Fran-
Lorraine Leichsenring, and
"Skylarks," by Violet Rettig,
Marlene Hahn, and "The
and "Now Is The Hour,"
Rettigg "At The
ke, Theo Setzer,
by Jeanette Franke, Theo Setzer, Carl Unglenk,
Ronald Hertel, Lorraine Leichsenring, and
A free will offering was taken for purchas-
ing new band instruments.
During the course of the program Mr. Ron-
ald S. Fleming, director, was presented with a
car robe by the members c--f the band.
On April 5 the high school, junior high,
and grade school again enjoyed the Parkinfon
musical group, as has been their privilege for
the past few years.
Each year the group dwells on a particular
choice of music, either instruments or composi-
tions. This year the string instrument was the
highlight. Mr. C. B. Parkinson opened the
program with a few selections played on the
cello fan overgrown violinj. Some of the re-
lections which he played were "Evening Star",
"La Paloma", "Liebesfreud", and "The Carni-
val" by Popper.
On every program Mr. Parkinson features
some person or persons who have done out-
standing work in music. This year 18-year-old
Richard Schultz was featured. Mr. Schultz ac-
companied Mr. Parkinson on the piano and
chimes. At the end of the program he enter-
tained the group with selections played on the
piano. They were as follows: "On The Trail",
Tommy D0rsey's "Boogie Woogie", and "The
Irish Washerwomann, or in other words,
"Scrub Me Mama With A Boogie Beat".
Moessner, Elsie Moser, Betty Jane Petersen,
Violet Rettig, Lillian Roemig, Anne Marie
Schuhmacher, Shirley Shoup, Lillian S01-,fagy
Dorothy Trumpold, Lola Zabokrtsky, Richard
Eichacker, Willard Lippmann.
On December 5 a large crowd gathered at
the high school auditorium to see "Cheese Cot-
tage," the senior class play directed by Miss
The action of the play begins when Judy
fLillian Diclfelj and Evvy fShirley Shoupj en-
ter the combined kitchen, living, dining, and
bedroom of Breeze Cottage which they hare
rented for the summer months at Fairyland
Beach. 'The girls are abashed when they find
a cottage with leaking roofs, a lack of beds,
and other inconveniences instead of a three-
room modern cabin. Gus Hinkle fReynold
Moessnerj, a plumbing contractor with the
temper 'of a 'wildcat, is the father of Evvy and
Judy. Gus, a born pessimist, has made life. a
misery for the girls and for his sister Liz QVir-
ginia' Metzj. The girls decide that their aunt
Liz, who has taken care of them since their
mother died, needs a vacation, and bring her
to Breeze Cottage. Gus has been induced to
come to the beach for the summer, renames
Breeze Cottage, Cheese Cottage, and then the
Bartholomew Rensaleer, a young plumber
working for Mr. Hinkle fFred Hahnj, comes
to Breeze Cottage at Gus's invitation and is
forced to propose to Evvy. By this time she
has been attracted to J. Orville Spence fRay-
mond Oehlj, the real estate agent of Fairyland
Beach. In fact, she has never cared for Bart
and throughout the play is very cold toward
him. Bart really loves Judy, but since he has
orders to marry Evvy he doesn't dare reveal
Mortimer, a wealthy widow fLill'an Bergerj,
his true feelings. The plot thickens when Mrs.
and the real owner of Fairyland Beach, comes
to Breeze Cottage, and is invited to stay for the
weekend. Uncle Cooney, Gus's brother fVer-
non Smithj, and his number one enemy, adds
to the complications by arriving unexpectedly
at the over-crowded cottage. Alma Carlay, a
bathing beauty QBetty Jane Lipmanj, friend of
Evvy's, invites herself and even tries to win J.
O. Spence's lo-ve.
Gus roars, sputters, and literally throws
himself through this three-act farce written by
John Hershey. The third act brings about
some surprising but happy conclusions. Judy
and Bart plan to marry, Evvy has announced
her engagement to Orry, Alma has a s'nging
contract, Uncle Cooney has a plumbing con-
tract, Gus has asked Mrs. Mortimer to become
his wife, and Aunt Liz will get her much-need-
A H. S. DRAMATICS HIGHLIGHTS
Even though dramatics is not offered as a
regular course in the Amana schools, they play
an important part in the activities of the stu-
dents. We felt that there moments in the dif-
ferent school productions during the last few
years, that would be remembered by most of
us but do you remember - -
Mary Jane and Glenn's extra-lo-o-ong-ng
kiss in "Tell Me Pretty Maiden" to- which
Mary's only explanation was, "Well, Miss
Moershel, you told us to wait for laughs."?
The handsomest actor on A. H. S. stage this
year, Ronnie Hertel, as Lord Arthur Beaufoy
in "Tell Me Pretty Maidenn?
Fred Hahn's hairdo in "Cheese Cottagen?
Bobby H.'s version of "Feudin' and Fight-
Fred Baumgartner, a living Dickin's char-
The sheepish looks on the high school stu-
dents' faces after the excellent performance by
the grade school pupils?
Then of course, there were moments that
the audience just doesn't know about such as --
Celebrating Betty and Lillian B.'s birthday
at a rehearsal of "Cheese Cottage" and Miss
M.'S during rehearsal of "Tell Me Pretty Mai-
Wier's picture serving as a mascot back-
stage during "Tell Me Pretty Maiden".
Luggsy's toothache during the rehearsal of
"My I-Ieart's In High."
HANSEI. AND GRETEL
On April 2, 1948, the Amana Grade School
glee club presented the operetta "Hansel and
Gretel," in the high school auditorium, under
the direction of Mrs. James Beck, Miss Marie
Zimmerman and Mr. W. C. Heinze.
The characters in the cast were: Peter, a
broom maker, Roger Gaddisg Gertrude, his
wife, Gladys Shoup, Hansel, their son, John
Dickelg Gretel, their daughter, Florence Oehlg
the witch who eats little children, William
McKinneyg the sandman who puts little child-
ren to sleep, John Shoupg the Dawn Fairy
who wakes up little children, Jean Bahndorf.
The first act takes place in the interior of
the cottage where the children are working,
while their parents are out selling brooms.
Weary of their work the children begin to play,
Their mother comes home after an unsuccess-
ful day and scolds them. She then sends them
out to the woods to gather strawberries. Later
the father returns, having been more success-
ful, and brings with him some food. He asks
about the children and is very perturbed when
he learns they are out alone in the woods after
nightfall. Both mother and father go o-ut in
search of them.
Act II finds Hansel and Gretel deep in the
woods filling their baskets with strawberries.
Having paid no heed to direction or time they
suddenly find themselves amidst the darkness
not knowing which way to turn. Eventide
having brought with it its childish fears, they
were soon seeing strange and fearful shapes.
Finally they laid themselves down and fell
Act III opens at daybreak. As the children
awake they see before them a beautiful lttle
ho-use made of sweets. This is the home of a
very wicked witch who catches Small boys and
girls and bakes them into gingerbread. Hansel
and Gretel, entranced by the goodies of which
the house is made, break off pieces from the
walls. Soon the witch appears and casts a
spell on them. She puts Hansel in a cage and
wants to feed him until plump. She intends to
push Gretel in the oven and bake her. In the
meantime Hansel escapes from the cage and as
the witch bends over the oven the children
quickly push her in and shut the door. All the
gingerbread shapes in front of the
now transformed into the boys and
once were. The father and mother
searching for their children, then
scene and all ends joyously.
Between the first and second acts a chorus
of flutes played "Nearer My God to Thee,"
"Lightly Row," and "Braum's Lullaby." A
flute sextette played "My Bonnie" between the
second and third acts.
An exhibit of paintings from the Metropol-
itan Museum of Art was seen by students and
teachers of the Amana High School on March
16, 1948. This valuable collection of old mas-
terpieces represented the work of great artists
from the fifteenth to- tle nineteenth centuries.
Everyone viewed such paintings as "The Horse
Fair" by Rosa Bonheur with great interest as
Mr. Nandquist, the guide, pointed out main
features of the paintings. Other favorites of
the group were "Christ's Descent Into Hell,"
by a follower of Basch, "Portrait of an Ad-
miral's Wife," by Rembrandt Van Rijn and
"The Last Judgement," by Van Cleve. The
collection was exhibited in the Art Building of
the University of Iowa.
After eating at thc Memorial Union, the
students and teachers saw Panacea's present-
ation of the musical comedy "The Elegant Mr.
Emperor." This student written and produced
playl was given in the auditorium of Macbride
Transportation for the trip was provided by
Mr. Selzer driving the school bus.
Polishing off of the "soup" after the play,
Betty's escapade with Ulla, with Dopey try-
ing to save the situation.
"TELL ME, PRETTY MAlDEN"
The junior class play "Tell Me, Pretty Mai-
den" was presented in the high school auditor-
ium on March 4 and 5. The play was a three-
act comedy written by John Storm. It was
directed by Miss Henrietta J. Moershel. The
proceeds of the play will finance the junior-
The entire action of the play takes place in
a glade near Dr. Sutcliffe's School at Cedar
Grove House in England about the time of
Members of the cast are as follows: Judy,
Lillian Roemig, Kitty, Rosemarie Lipman,
Tilly, Madeline Oehlg Bella, Lillian Sontagg
Naomi, Mary Jane Seifertg Milly, Helen
Kraus, Clara, Ramona Marzg Hetty, Anna
Marie Schuhmacher. These girls are enrolled
in Dr. Sutcliffe's School. Others in the cast
include Dr. Sutcliffe, Carl Albertg Mrs. Sut-
cliffe, Dorothy Trumpoldg Mr. Krux, Theo
Setzerg Mr. Farintosh, Fred Baumgartner,
Lord Arthur Beaufoy, Ronald Hertel, Jack
Poyntz, Glenn Wendler.
The play opens as the girls are getting
ready for their daily school work. Dr. Sut-
cliffe is expecting guests, Mr. Farintosh, Lord
Beaufoy, and Jack Poyntz, and so the morning
classes are dismissed and an examination is
called for the afternoon. During the examina-
tion the guests of Dr. Sutcliffe are present.
It is love at first sight between Bella, a
charity student, and Arthur, and between Nao-
mi, an heiress, and Jackg and a courtship is
carried on despite Mrs. Sutcliffe's disapproval
and Mr. Krux's attempt to destroy the happi-
ness of the young couples. Extremely angered,
Mrs. Sutcliffe orders Bella from the school.
She goes to London, and for several weeks no
trace is discovered. To everyone's surprise,
Bella turns out to be Mr. Farintosh's adopted
grand-daughter. She returns to Cedar Grove
House and Lady Beaufoy and is joyfully wel-
comed by everyoneg and with the promise of
an early marriage for Jack and Naomi, the
curtains close on a happy scene.
"Remember when . . How often these
are inspired upon hearing a familiar song. The
words of the song may bring to mind a special
event or perhaps you heard or sang the song
yourself at some special occasion. It may have
been at a party or a program, a dance or a
special date, or just an evening at home.
A musical file in your menory is a wonder-
ful thing to have. You will never forget the
first song you sang at a school program or the
first song you learned. It helps recall school
activities such as operettas, programs, Y-Teens,
and commencement. "Ours Is the World" will
always make me recall the commencement exer-
cises at which we sang this song. Carols will
naturally remind one of everything connected
with Christmas, but especially of Christmas
eve at home with a tree and presents. There
are many songs for special occasions, like
"Easter Parade," which will remind anyone
of some season or holiday. "The Skater's
Waltz" has always meant cold winter evenings
at an ice pond with a large bonfire, to me.
Perhaps one has seen a celebrity perform in
person. The songs he or she sang or perform-
ed will undoubtedly bring back memories. I
can recall a whole program, in fact a whole day
and flashes of a summer vacation, when I hear
Perry Como sing "Temptation," This would
probably be a more personal memory than any
I have mentioned up to now.
In this present list would be hundreds of
songs which would have a special meaning to
one person or to only a few persons the same
meaning. They will recall incidents which
may be very significant or insignificant to you.
They may be sentimental, whimsical, romantic,
or sad memories which the songs recall, and
yet they are all personal milestones in your
musical life. Whatever the memory or what-
ever the song, neither will be forgotten as long
as they are brought together in a thought.
"Memories that linger" are best recalled with
Y-TEEN SEMESTER REVIEW
With a new school year under way, the Y-
Teens were eager to start on new and more
activities for their club. Twenty-eight girls
showed interest in the club, including eight
The officers of the Y-Teens for the first
semester, elected before the close of the school
year in spring, were as follows: president, Lil-
lian Berger, vice-president and program chair-
man, Rosemarie Lipman, secretary, Lillian Roe-
mig, treasurer, Madeline Oehl, social chairman,
Lillian Dickel, worship chairman, Shirley
Shoup, and newsreporter, Mary Jane Seifert.
Business meetings were held every week and
special meetings were called when necessary.
A program committee was appointed by the
Cabinet fofficersj to plan some program after
short business meetings. Those on the co-m-
mittee were: Rosemarie Lipman fchairmanj,
Betty J. Lipman, Dorothy Trumpold, Lillian
Sontag, Elsie Zimmerman, Harriet Ackerman,
Betty Jane Petersen, Harriet Hegewald, and
For the social functions of the Y-Teens a
committee of seven was appointed by the cab-
inet. Its members were: Lillian Dickel
fchairmanj, Helen Kraus, Leona Clemens, Vio-
let Rettig, Carolyn Hahn, Ramona Marz, Doro-
thy Eichacker and Alice Geyer. This commit-
tee was in charge of preparing the program for
the Christmas Party, held on December 18.
was in charge of preparing the program for the
Christmas Party held on December 18.
The worship meeting on October 15 was
planned by the worship committee whose chair-
man was Shirley Shoup. Other members were
Bernice Dietrich, Kathleen Moessner, Jeanette
Franke, Anna Marie Schuhmacher, Lola Za-
bokrtsky and Virginia Metz.
The Y-Teens, during the first semester,
sent a CARE package to Europe to so-me needy
family. The girls donated for this fund on
the evening of their World Fellowship Pro-
gram which Miss Brauninger attended
Since the Y-Teens have quite a large fund
in the treasury, it was decided to adopt a girl
of high school age in Hollond. This means
each month the club will send 315 for the care
of the child, or a total of 35180 for one year.
Besides attending the conference at Fair-
field, the girls also had a special evening meet-
ing and a Christmas Party during the first
semester. A number of times the girls played
games or participated in other outdoor activi-
ties, including a picnic in the Middle Park in
fall, while the weather was still favorable.
DES MOINES CONFERENCE
Nineteen Y-Teens and their advisor, Miss
Moershel, attended a music conference and
Y. W. C. A. meeting at the Des Moines YWCA
on March 20. The girls were given permission
to use the bus and Mr. Selzer consented to
Upon registration, the girls went into the
auditorium where a worship meeting was held
from 10:00 until 10:30 A. M. This was follow-
ed by a music workshop, directed by Miss
Marie Oliver. She is music secretary of the
National YWCA Board. The adults in the
meantime held their annual Iowa District
Y. W. C. A. meeting.
Luncheon, at 12:30 P. M., was served in the
first floor lounge of the Y. W. C. A. building.
After dinner a panel discussion on "Our Youth
Is Our Tomorrow" was conducted by various
merlpbers of YWCA organizations and Y-Teen
Mr. Selzer took the group on a tour of the
capitol building and grounds before starting
The Amana Y-Teens have taken up the res-
ponsibilities of caring for a girl who is very
much in need of help. Through the Foster
Parents' Plan, the girls will send 3515 a month
for one year to care for the girl.
Margaretha Jansen, a fourteen-year-old Dutch
girl, is the Y-Teen's "sister." She is now liv-
ing with her mother in Amsterdam. Her fa-
ther died during the war.
She has suffered from malnutrition, traces
of which are still to be found. She is now re-
ceiving constant care and is checked regularly
by a visiting doctor.
Margaretha is very fond of music and would
like to learn to play the piano. As all girls do,
she has dreams of a career and would be very
interested in becoming a seamstress.
The Y-Teens are planning to send packages
of food and clothing to Margaretha. It is
their hope that she will be able to- forget the
fears and dangers of the war years and to be-
come a good citizen of her native country.
Y-TEEN FALL CONFERENCE
On October 25 twenty two Amana Y-Teens
and their advisor attended the Southeast Area
Y-Teen Conference at Fairfield. The school
bus, driven by Mr. Selzer, provided the trans-
portation for the girls.
At the Fairfield High School the girls
registered and were given a morning snack be-
fore the opening of the conference in the aud-
itorium. A welcome to the delegates by one of
the Fairfield Y-Teens was followed by a wel-
come from Mr. W. G. Pence, Superintendent of
Schools at Fairfield. Next, the nominees for
the 1947 Conference officers were introduced
to the group.
An address, "Growing Up in Times Like
These," by Miss Priscilla Welles, executive
director of the YWCA at Newton, Iowa, was
enjoyed by everyone. She told of her exper-
iences at conferences in Oslo, Norway and
Wendlesburg, Sweden, and of the fellowship
between different races and nationalities and
the opportunities and hardships of some of
them. A discussion on Y-Teen Charm and
Co-ed Activities was led by Miss Rosemary
Lacquemont, Y-Teen director from Davenport.
Lunch for all the girls was served in the
high school cafeteria. Before entering the
various workshops at one thirty, the girls
spent the time in singing. The workshop
groups consisted of service and world fellow-
ship, publicity, membership and finance, mus-
ic and worship, and vocations, from which the
girls received ideas for their own local clubs.
At two-thirty a business session was held
in the auditorium. Candidates for the confer-
ence offices were again introduced and cam-
paign speeches given by their respective clubs.
The Amana club' was selected to nominate a
candidate for District Treasurer and Mary Jane
Seifert was selected. Had she been elected, she
would have succeeded Shirley Shoup, who held
that job for the past year and served as both
recorder and treasurer at the conference. A
Clinto-n delegate gave a report on the Grinnell
YMCA-YWCA Youth Conference of the past
summer, and then the results of the election
were announced. The installation ceremony
for new officers, written by the Amana Y-Teens
then took place, and the closing event of the
clay was a worship service, the Albia Y-Teens
being in charge.
On the way home, as well as when going to
Fairfield, the girls were in a singing moo-d,
but hunger set in, and before finishing their
journey home, they ate supper at a Sigourney
On April 16 the Y-Teens sponsored an
evening program, Variety Plus, for the purpose
of raising money for the club. Doors opened
at 6:50 P. M. and refreshments were on sale be-
fore the progran and during intermission.
lar being the voting booth for electing king
and queen of A. H. S. Cand.dates from each
class were: seniors, Lillian Dickel, and Henry
Zscherny, juniors, Mary Jane Seifert and Tlzeo
Setzer, sophomores, Elsie Zimmerman and
Ivan Reihman, freshmen, Violet Rettig and
George Berger. Madeline Oehl and Lillian
Sontag were in charge of this booth. Raffle
tickets for the portable radio were also on sale.
Those in charge were: Elsie Moser, Harriet
Ackerman, Lillian Berger, and Virginia Metz.
The first thing on the program was a song,
"Green Cathedral," by the quartet: Mary Jane
Seifert, Madeline Oehl, Elsie Zimmerman, and
Lillian Berger. The quiz pro-gram, with Lil-
lian Dickel in charge, was next on the program.
Questions for the contestants were prepared by
Carolyn Hahn and Jeanette Franke. Prizes in-
cluded Amana hams, Amana ties, dinners at
the Ox Yoke and Colony Inn, and for those
not answering all three questions correctly
there were certificates for an issue of the
Bugle. Mrs. Willard Zierold, a German bride,
formerly Marianne Promeuschel, played sever-
al songs on the accord an. Next was a vaude-
ville skit by Carolyn Hahn and Madeline Oehl.
This was followed by vocal solos,"Now Is the
Hour," "Always," and "The Whiffenpoof
Song," by Elmer Dietrich. "The Autograph
Snatchers" was a play presented by Violet Ret-
tig, Anna Marie Schuhmacher, Lola Zabokrt-
sky, Leona Clemens, and Elsie Zimmerman.
To continue the program Harriet Ackerman
sang, "The House I Live In." The quarLet
again appeared to sing "Dingbat."
A fifteen minute intermission was followed
by the crowning of king and queen. The king
and queen of '47, Donald Shoup and Emaline
Noe, were present to crown the new king and
queen, Henry Zscherny and Lillian Dickel.
The queen was presented with a corsage of
gardenias and the king with a rel carnatlon
The lucky winner of the portable radio
was Joe Renner of South Amana. To close the
program all the Y-Teens sang "Our Song."
Lillian Dickel was mistress of ceremonies
and Emily Oenl and Joanna Berger were ac-
companists for the two soloists.
SURPRISE PARTY FOR
Under a veil of secrecy a surprise party was
planned for the graduating Y-Teens by the
freshmen, sophomore, and junior girls. The
party was held in the high school building on
A typical picnic supper was planned and
prepared by the worship committee. The girls
served wieners, potatoes salad and chips, pop,
and cupcakes, and all the picnic lunch trim-
After the supper, the program committee
took over the rest of the party. The president,
Mary Jane Seifert, gave a short speech which
was followed by the presentation of small gifts
as tokens of farewell to the seniors. While the
junior girls hummed the Y-Teen song, "Our
Song" Caroline Hahn read a poem "The Per-
fect Day". The program was concluded with
the singing of group songs, including several
Y-Teen club songs. E
were: Lillian Son-
MY WEEK IN Y-TEEN CAMP
On june 24, 1947 Miss Moershel, Rose
Ehrle, and I started on our trip to McGregor
Heights to attend an eight day Y-Teen confer-
We arrived at the Heights about 4:30 P. M.
Friday and the busses bringing girls from all
over Iowa continued to arrive until 2:00 in the
Our first day at camp was devoted to re-
gistration and getting settled in our assigned
The second day began with the schedule
that would be carr.ed out the rest of the week.
Breakfast 'was served in two shifts fas were all
the other mealsj at 7:00 oclock in the morn-
ing. After breakfast we had a review of these
day's events, group singing and a speaker, for
which everyone was assembled. Later in the
morning we broke up inLo what we called club
clinics. In these clinics girls gave suggestions
as to what different clubs could do in the fol-
lowing year, asked advice on club problems,
and gained new ideas to take home to their
club from other girls.
After lunch some free time which we used
to write letters or rest. From 3:00 to 5:00 in
the afternoon we had recreation. During this
time different forms of recreation were under-
taken. Swimm'ng, boating, and hiking were
popular. One day we went to Praire du Chien,
There was usually something planned for
the evenings. One of the first parties we had
was a get-acquainted party.
Worsliip meeting was held every evening
before we retired. Lights out was at 10:15
and everyone was to be in bed by 10:00.
The four main speakers for the week were:
Dr. Ennis, who conducted several bird hikes
and gave talks on different topics: Mrs. King
Herr, who talked on boy and ,girl relations,
Mildred Owen, who spoke on worll fellow-
ship, and Mary Needham, who was in charge
On November 11, 1947, at a special even-
ing meeting, the Y-Teens held a recognition
ceremonial for the fresl.men and a World fel-
lowship program. Miss Dorothy Brauninger,
program director of the Iowa District Y. W.
C. A. at Des Moines, was guest speaker at this
The ceremonial was held first and after each
freshmen girl had been given a candle to light,
everyone sang "Our Song". At this time also,
Miss Brauninger gave a talk on the purpose of
the Y-Teens throughout the world. Lillian
Berger, Rose Marie Lipman, Lillian Roemig
and Madeline Oehl, Y-Teen officers, Miss
Brauninger, and the advisor, Miss Moershel,
took part in the ceremony.
The world fellowship program was next
and Rose Marie Lipman, program chairman,
too-k charge. A poem, "These Things Shall
Be", by Lillian Dickel, a talk on world fellow-
ship by Betty jane Lipman, and a poem by
Mary jane Seifert made up the program.
Then the group joined in singing songs per-
taining to Mexico, China, and France, with
Elsie Zimmerman as piano accompanist. At
the last, donations for world fellowship were
collected and the money used to send a CARE
package to Germany.
Y-TEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY
With the Christmas vacation drawing near-
er, the Y-Teens gave their annual Christmas
Party on December 17 in the school auditor-
Mothers of the Y-Teens, teachers, and other
guests enjoyed the program, which began with
the Y-Teens marching down the aisle, each
holding a lighted candle and singing "Ads-ste
Fidelesf' A short welcome speech was then
given by the president, Lillian Berger Lillian
Sontag was next on the program with a wel-
come poem, followed by Virginia Metz with a
reading, "Ready For Christmas." A German
play was then presented by Elsie Zimmerman,
Madeline Oehl, Mary jane Seifert, Leona Cle-
mens, and Anne Marie Schuhmacher. "Ohl
Holy Night" was sung by Harriet Ackerman,
and Carolyn Hahn read "The Story of the
Christmas Tree." Several Y-Teens acted out
Christmas songs and after the mothers had
guessed the names the first verse of each song
was sung by everyone. At the conclusion of
the program Shirley Shoup read "The Christ-
mas Story" from the second chapter of St.
Luke. Mrs. james Beck and Elsie Zimmerman
After the program everyone adjourned to
the home economics room where refreshments
were served. Under the supervision of Miss
Rouner the 11th and 12th home econonmics
classes had prepared'the refreshments which
consisted of the following: cranberry short-
cake with whipped cream, cocoa or coffee,
hard candy, and colorfully decorated Christ-
At the close of the party Santa Claus, play-
ed by Jeanette Franke, and Santa's helpers,
Ramona Marz, and Dorothy Trumpold, dis-
tributed presents to everyone present.
The third annual Y-Teen father-daughter
banquet was held on March 17. Dinner at the
Ox Yoke Inn was followed by a program at
the Amana Clubhouse.
President Mary jane Seifert gave a welcom-
ing speech before dinner was served. After
dinner everyone joined in singing such old fa-
vorites as "Let the Rest of the World ,Go By,"
"Whispering," "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles,"
and many others.
A St. Patricks Day theme was carried out
in all the decorations. A big sign reading
"Welcome Dads," as well as the tables we-e
decorated with shamrocks.
To start off the program, all of the girls
took part in a pantomime "Hisses and Kisses."
A solo, "Killarny," by Harriet Ackerman, was
followed with a vaudeville skit by Carolyn
Hahn and Madeline Oehl. Another skit, pre-
sented by Elsie Zimmerman, Madeline Oehl,
and Mary jane Seifert, turned out to be Amana
Bulletin "news". The last number on the pro-
gram was a quiz led by Lillian Dickel and Lil-
lian Berger. A welcome song at the beginning
and another song at the end of the program
were sung by all of the Y-Teens.
Y-TEEN SECOND SEMESTER REVIEW
The officers for the second semester were:
president, Mary jane Seifert, Vice-president,
Madeline Oehl, Secretary, Carolyn Hahn,
treasurer, Jeanette Franke, social chairman,
Elsie Zimmerman, worship chairman, Lillian
Sontag: and newsreporter, Harriet Ackerman.
ficers served on
were in the club during the
and everyone except the of-
one of the three committees.
committee included: Madel-
ine Oehl fchairmanj, Lillian Dickel, Bernice
Dietrich, Dorothy Eichacker,
let Rettig, and Anne Marie
social committee members
merman Qchairmanj Lillian
er, Ramona Marz, Kathleen
Helen Kraus, Vio-
were: Elsie Zim-
Berger, Alice Gey-
Trumpold, Lola Zabokrtsky, and Virginia Metz.
On the worship committee
tag tchairmanj Leona Clemens, Harriet Hege-
wald, Betty Lipman, Rosemarie Lipman, Elsie
Moser, and Lillian Roemig.
A Valentine Party was held on February 13.
Refreshments were served, and each girl receiv-
ed a valentine from another member of the
Two worship meetings were held during the
second semester, on February 11, and March 24.
Different members took part in each meeting.
'Ihe annual Father-Daughter Banquet was
held on March 17. Plans were also made for
the Mother-Daughter Banquet, which was held
on May 4.
A Y-Teen program was presented on April
16. Each member was on a committee and sev-
eral were on the program. Besides the Y-
Teens, there was also on the program, Mrs.
Willard Zierold and Elmer Dietrich.
In the month of March a number of the Y-
Teens also attended a music conference in
MEMORIES OF Y-TEENS
As I look back to my freshmen year in high
school I remember the tme when I was ap-
proached by a Girl Reserve, as the club was
then known, to become a member of this organ-
ization. I did not know what to expect of the
club, but I joined and from that year was al-
ways ready to renew my membership.
I always found our annual social events as
the mother-daughter banquet, dad-daughter ban-
quet, Christmas parties, and Easter egg hunts
very enjoyable. But our carnival has been to
me the most interesting and enjoyable project
of my four years as a Y-Teen. We had fun in
preparing for it even though it meant lots of
work and time. We were happily rewarded for
our work by our success in it. Our adviser,
Miss Moershel, was always ready to lend a
helpful hand and give a word of advice when-
ever needed by one of the girls.
To some Y-Teens the club might mean a
source of social events and entertainment. It
is true we have many such activities, but we al-
so dwell on more serious ones. These are our
worship meetings and world fellowship meet-
ings, which I remember as always being very
effective and beautiful.
To me the club meant a way of getting ac-
quainted and working with girls of my own
age. I think there is no greater satisfaction
than to be able to work with a group of indivi-
duals and accomplish what you have set out to
do. I certainly experienced this in my work on
committees and as a member of the cabinet.
"Then we can learn to know, to know and
understand ourselves and others what we do
and why." This phrase taken from the Y-Teen
"Our Song" summarizes what I have learned
and will remember as a member of such a fine
organization as the Y-Teens.
AMANA FACU LTY
Charles Selzer Mildred Leiclisenring J. R. Neveln Henriella lvloerslwel
Mildred Franey Ronald Fleming Evelyn Rouner Jerelyn Beck
Marie Zimmerman Wm. Heinze Augusla Disierlfiofl Edna Randall
IUNIORS ACTIVE IN SCHOOL
The junior class has representatives in al-
most every school activity.
Included in the school band are three boys,
Ronald Hertel, a trombonistg Theo Setzer, a
cornetstg and Glenn Wendler, a tuba p'a,'er.
These same three boys also represent the junior
class on the baseball squad, occupying positions
behind the plate, at first, and at second base
Lillian Roemig served the latter part of the
school year as co-editor of "I-Ii-Lites," of which
Glenn Wendler and Carl Albert are circulation
managers. Juniors serving as reporters are
Rosemarie Lipman, Ramona Marz, Mary jane
Seifert, and Madeline Oehl.
All junior girls are members of Y-Teens,
with three of these girls serving on the cabinet.
They are as follows: Mary jane Seifert, presi-
dent, Lillian Sontag, worship chairman, and
Madeline Oehl, vice-president and program
At the beginning of the school year the
juniors elected tle following class officers:
president, Ronald Hertelg Vice-president,
Glenn Wendlerg and secretary-treasuier, Fred
Baumgartner. Miss Rouner is the class spon-
The juniors contributed their share to the
Y-Teen program on April 16. Elected by pop-
ular vote of the class were Mary Jane Seifert
and Theo Setzer, who attended the king and
queen at the program. The remainder of the
class was busy at that t'me campaigning for its
representatives via words and posters. Public-
ity chairman was Carl Albert.
In the spring everyone's fancy turns to
thoughts of gardening, plants, and flowers.
For centuries people have thrilled at the ap-
pearance of little green shoots of crocus as the
first sign of spring. Poems have been written
about them, in fact, any little green slzoot, as
long as it is green and comes wit.i the robin,
turns people to poets. However, the little
green shoot must turn into a rather unpoetic
stalk or plant, and the novelty wears off. But
in no-t too long a time this plant will wear a
new garment of blossoms, and this novelty is
not so easily worn off.
Until the plant does blossom, the buds are
all but measured to see if they are making any
progress. I doubt whether in our garden a
little crocus or tulip has been allowed to make
an appearance and open into blossom unnotic-
ed and in complete privacy. At the appear-
ance of the first flower, everyone is assembled
to watch breathlessly as it opens. Even the
cat comes to cast a critical glance at the new-
comer, but is soon prohibited from the area for
fear she might decide to play with the flower's
colorful, nodding head.
In not too long a time, the garden is aglow
with different colors from the pansy bed, the
tulip rows, the jonquils and daffodils, and the
snowdrop. And, of course, all around the
lzouse the forsythia, the bridal veil, and the li-
lac bushes are in full bloom.
However, in spite of, or perhaps because of,
all the pampering the flowers in our garden
get, they don't indicate quite as surely the
coming of spring as the wild flowers in the
woods. We have a patch of wild violets in
our garden which wouldn't think of opening
before the woods have broken out in blossom
also. They usually begin to bloom when the
anemones, the bluebells, and the violets in the
woo-ds begin to bloom. You can also find
patches of lily-of-the-valley and cowslips and
single jack-in-the-pulpit. The country roads
rapidly turn white a bit later in spring with
the flowering dogwood. Soon fields of butter-
cups will be seen also as the sun shines on the
bobbing, glistening cups.
Yes, spring touches the land with a color-
ful wand, producing some of the prettiest and
certainly the mose welcome blossoms of the
TH E .J U N I El R S
"Season of the year when plants begin to
vegetate and grow, the vernal season, usually
including March, April, and May in the middle
latitudes north of the equator"--Webster's New
International Unabridged Dictionary.
"There's no time like Spring,
When life's alive in everything"--Christina
These are definitions of spring which I
found in different references. However, if I
were asked to give my own definition, the fol-
lowing answer would be forthcoming: "Spring
is the time of year perhaps the most beautiful
time of year, when a person as all other liv-
ing things wants most to be alive."
Probably the reason why that is so is be-
cause of the extraordinarily pleasant surround-
ings during that particular time of year.
Standing on a hill approximately one and one
half miles from town in mid-afternoon illus-
trates best my definition of spring and the cur-
ious title, "Springscape."
As I stand tliere I can feel the soft, warm
breeze blowing almost as if it were alive with
thoughts and warmth. It is a breeze different
from the cold stinging winter winds, different
from hot, humid, and heavy summer bi'eezes,
and different from chilly, brisk breezes exper-
ienced every autumn. One feels a sensation of
something new and unheard of moving in.
From these thoughts I awaken to the chirping
of a spring bird. Every year this same soft
melodious welcome so-und comes to my ear,
only to be surpassed in beauty the following
year at the same time.
Looking straight ahead into the village, I
see more signs of life. People are hustling
about, planting gardens, cleaning house, and in
general just enjoying the spring weather.
Directly left of me I see a fertile field, col-
ored a delicate shade o-f green, which seems to
be creeping and crawling with a new life. A
warm spring sun smiles down from ii sky alive
and dancing with sunrays.
Every year we experiencethe same cxultant
feeling, our eyes have the opportunity of gazing
upon nature's most beautiful pictures, and yet
each year's "Sprinscape somehow seems more
lovely than ever before.
THINGS I I-IAVE IOST
Now where's my scarf? I know I left it
right here yesterday, but now it has disappear-
ed. Not only does it happen to scarves but to
other small articles as well. Sometimes I think
they have legs and walk off into some corner,
where after several months they are finally
found by some member of tl-e family.
If everyone has as much trouble with miss-
ing articles as I do, I wonder if it takes him
or her as long a time to get ready as it does
me. At seven-thirty I start getting ready for
school and then what tumult. Where did the
lipstick go? Finally after a thorough search
of each drawer and then each purse, it turns
out to be in the last purse I turn upside down.
Now I can continue to get ready. The sound
of the horn of the bus is already ringing in my
ears. Surprisingly I am off to school with all
my belongings. I am sure my mother heaves
a deep sigh of relief after that.
I would hate to count all the handkerchiefs
I have already lost. I never can remember
where I put them, and then all of a sudden
they have disappeared. It's too bad that the
single mittens I have at home don't match so
that I would have a pair. Maybe, getting io-
gether with somebody would relieve ber of the
problem of single mittens as well as me.
I think a good idea for persons who can
never find missing articles would be to keep
a record of each of his belongings and where
they are locatedg but then we would probably
lose the book or paper that it is written on and
thus be in the same predicament.
THE FUN OF BEING SICK
My, but that was a funny sensation! ,Wak-
ing up with one side of my face heavier and
larger than the other had never happened to me
before and, of course, my mother's first exclam-
ation when she walked into the room was
"Mumps!" She knew as well as I, probably,
what this would mean, to have me sick in bed
for several days-- perhaps even a week.
Glorious day! when you can order your sis-
ter around without any back talk because you
are too sick to do anything. "Please, go fetch
me a drink of water" or "Why not get me
something to do?" were favorite phrases dur-
ing the next week and two days. Breakfast as
well as dinner, supper, and half-a-dozen snacks
were served to me in bed. And usually they
had to consist of ice cream because "I can't
swallow anything else," which was another
good exclamation to send someone running
for ice cream or fruit juice, however my wishes
would have it.
One disadvantage was that I was quaran-
tined from my best friends and that was a
"heart-breaker" until I found I could move my
bed to the window and call down to them if
they were within calling distance. Luckily it
was summer, or I would have caught Pneumon-
ia as well as mumps by hanging out the win-
dow all day.
It was during this same week-and-two-day
stretch that I found what a wonderful pastime
feathers plucked from your pillow can be.
Mom didn't think so when she waded through
a sea of white feathers which accidentally got
out of blowing distance and drifted to the
floor beside the bed. I would never have
thought of getting out of bed to pick them up
and use them over! I had orders to stay in
bed and stay I did, at least as long as it was
convenient to do so. An exception to the rule
was made when I spied a box of pictures on
the other side of the room. It was the only
one I had not rummaged through and dumped
on the floor so-- why not? By the way, the
pictures could do somersaults when they were
dropped from the second story window--also
accidentally, of course!
Relatives and friends came, and I felt like
a side show freakg but since admission to my
room was more food, I dfdn't mind too much.
Fun to be sick? My :family doesn't think
so-, but as long as it is nothing worse than
mumps, it is more fun than a picnic!
robins are singing a sweet love song,
days are passing so swiftly alon,.:g
Again all the world is bright with joy,
glad are the hearts of each girl and boy.
sun is shining more brightly each day,
all little children can be seen at playg
grass is more green than ever before,
Spring is here and summer is nearing the door.
SCHOOL IN SPRING
When spring has co-me,
And buds and plants appear,
You and your chum
Would like to go outside, I fear'
But there is school!
When birds do sing,
And happiness is everywhere,
When breezes whisper "spring,"
You do not have a single care--
Except for school!
When lilacs bloom,
music fills the air,
no one's in the room,
realize that everything is fair--
-Mary jane Seifert
Meet the record-breaking class, not in size,
'mt in school spirit. The six girls in the
lass are: Leona Clemens, Jeanette Franke,
arolyn Hahn, Elsie Zimmerman, Anna Marie
Qhuhmacher, and Dorothy Eichackerg and the
nys, numbering eight, are Ivan Reihmann,
.ernon Hoppe, William Roemig, Vernon Reih-
ian, Willard Lippmann, Willard Hegewald,
.harles Roemig, and Henry Moser.
All six girls are in both vocal and intru-
iental music. Henry Moser and Willard Lipp-
:ann are both in intsrumental music and also
lay baseball. The other baseball players are
:an Reihmann, Willard Hegewald, Vernon
Leihmann, and Vernon Hoppe.
The sophomores are very well represented
.1 the Y-Teen club, for all the girls are mem-
ers. Of these, Jeanette Franke is treasurer,
'Iarolyn Hahn is secretary, and Elsie Zimmer-
.ian is social chairman.
The class officers are all boys, namely:
van Reihmann is president, Willard Lippmann
's vice-president, and Henry Moser is secretary-
feasurer. The president is also the sophomore
xiember on the student council. Miss Leich-
enring is class sponsor.
All the class takes three required subjects:
yping, English, and world history, under Miss
eichsenring, Miss Moershel, and Mr. Selzer,
respectively. Some of the students take band
.s a fourth subject, while others take either
lerman or geometry, under Mr. Selzer and Mr.
Ivan Reihmann and Elsie Zimmerman were
candidates for king and queen at the Y-Teen
program in April. Elsie is also queen of the
Xmana school band.
l' HE SCHOOLHOUSE ON SATURDAY
AND ON MONDAY
When on a Saturday you drive past the
schoolhouse it looks very lonely and deserted.
The windows are all closed and locked for the
week-end. The flag has been put away and is
io longer waving gently in front of the build-
ng. The paper has all been cleaned up, only
.o find more again on Monday.
This is not the same if you drive past on a
Monday. You will find the windows all open-
-:d and even some heads looking out. On the
,grass you again find paper and the boys pract-
icing up on baseball for the next game. The
old worn-out flag is again flying in the breeze.
Xt noon you will find the radio going hot with
fthythm Rambles, so that you can hear it half
.1 block away. There has been a slight change
of atmosphere around the building for every-
where you can see students playing ball or tak-
ing their daily trip to the Middle Amana Store.
If it's nice weather you will find the students
eating outside, grouped off, telling the latest
happenings. With all of this I am sure you
find a change between the schoolhouse on Sat-
urday and on Monday.
MY STATE OF MIND IN THE
MORNING AND AT NIGHT
Every bright spring morning I jump out of
bed with zip and zest determined to do a good
day's work. I am ready and willing to tackle
any difficult or unpleasant problem that should
stand in my way. I have a keen feeling of
expectation, as if this day were quite different
than yesterday or the day befo-re. I seem to
expect something very unusual or exciting to
happen. I can't wait to get to school and delve
into my school books, sure that today my
grades will be better than they were. But
when I get into bed the story is quite different.
I'm usually quite tired. I can't seem to make
up my mind whether I should read or go' to
sleep right away. If the day has'nt gone too
well I feel discouraged. I blame myself for
not acting differently and think I should have
handled things better. Oh, well, I think, to-
morrow's another day.
The birds are singing,
The bees are buzzing,
And I just sit here,
Peo-ple think that if they go and buy a lot
of things at a bargain, they have saved money.
This is not true. Bargain shopping is an ex-
pensive thing. The people think that the prices
are low and yet they are not. They might be
on some items but on the rest they are the same
as if you would buy them at any other time.
At the bargain sales the things you buy are
not of the best quality. The store might have
so much on hand or have things that are out of
style that they want to get rid of the things as
fast as they can. This is when they have these
bargain sales. '
Clothing stores usually have the most bar-
gain sales. When you buy clothing at a bar-
gain it looks as if the clothing is of good ma-
terial, but, after you have worn them several
times the material seems to be losing the color
and high priced look. "You didn't save very
much by buying that," someone will say. You
know you didn't after you look at it very close-
You lose the money and the store makes it
at the bargain sales. The people that go to
bargain sales spent a lot of money for nothing.
They buy what they want and then let the sales-
persons talk them into buying more. By the
time they're through they have have no money
Women are usually the ones that buy the
most when they go bargain shopping. When
they get home they wonder what happened to
all the money they had when they left in the
morning. The husband usually raises the roof
Bargain shopping happens to be my favor-
ite pastime, but only when there is a sale, of
My only reason for bargain shopping is be-
cause I am almost always on the edge of being
"broke" Buying bargains really helps the
pocket book. I certainly am a voice of exper-
sales are the only times I do go- shopping.
ience, so any one can take my word for it.
I get along very well in a rush at a sale.
I just sort of push through the crowd. It's
very easy, once you've done it a few times! I
enjoy it, or rather I have to enjoy it, for at
sales are the only times I do goo shopping.
There is only one exception to that. I don't
buy my presents at sales. Don't worry, for if
you ever get a present from me, it will be gen-
uine and not one for twenty-nine cents.
One of the best examples of articles bought
at sales are my purses. They are quite numer-
ous at home, but I use only one at a time. I
buy one every two months, approximately. I
have never gotten one for a gift, so I keep
buying new ones out of my small account.
Usually in one store or another there is a
counter with purses on sale. I have one favor-
ite store where there is always a counter right
where one enters the door. Such a counter is
very handy for me and it certainly saves me a
lot of pushing. Inquire personally for the
name of the store.
I also love to buy shoes, but in buying
cheaper shoes it is hard to get good ones. My
feet never complain, so I still buy as many
cheap pairs as I can afford. It is much more
interesting to wear different shoes all the time,
don't you think?
Fo-r some free lessons in bargain shopping,
see me personally.
SHE ALWAYS LEAVES HOME
"Get off my hed!" Oh, how often have I,
to say nothing of my cat, heard those words
spoken by my mother.
My cat! What a character!
I can remember when she first came to
spend her independent life with us. Through
a misunderstanding, when I opened the box,
there wasn't a cat, there were cats-- two of
them. But, being anxious to have a pet, or
rather pets, I finally convinced my patient mo-
ther that two cats would be easier to raise and
it would be better for all concerned.
Oh, she was a sweet little thing. "My,
just like a ball of fur," people used to say. To
us she was more of a ball of fire. She dashed
from chair to chair. She raced through the
rooms, and upset everything she could get at.
She discovered things in three days that I
didn't know existed in our house in all the
fifteen years I've lived there.
But I guess she spent her young cathood
like any ordinary, healthy, lively cat would.
If you've noticed that I'm referring to "her"
and not to- "them," it's because the other cat
disappeared and we don't know what happened
to her. Now that leaves only one.
She doesn't have a name. Everybody calls
her what he wants-- and that varies. Even
if she did have one, it wouldn't make any dif-
ference. She's never home anyhow. During
the summer she came home about once a week.
Where she was the rest of the time We don't
know, except that nearly everybody in town
has fed her at some time or another.
Once she came home with a bloodshot eye
and we thought she would be blind. Next
week she came back, her eye completely healed,
but this time she was sick. She was so weak
we had to carry warm milk to her. She could-
n't even crawl to the kitchen. After about a
week she seemed to be improving and we let
her out one day. She didn't come back for a
few days so we thought she had.died--but alas'
a day later she was romping with the neighb-
or's cat. ,
It's not that we don't like this cat. We re
very fond of her. As a matter of fact, I've
never been quite so fond of a cat before. She's
very loving and she's home more when it's cold.
I don't know what will happen when summer
comes around again. She's a natural born
adventurer and obviously you can't take her
love for adventure away from her. U
If you ever see a large black cat with
white markings walk around town, she's not a
stray-- that's just my cat.
At home we prepare for Christmas in many
different ways. A few weeks before Christmas
every person in the family has his own secrets.
Each person does his own shopping so the
others will not know what he or she is buying
for them. A week or two before Christmas
the Christmas tree is bought and all the family
helps to decorate the tree. Mother and Grand-
mother make plans on what they Want to ser-
ve on Christmas day. The Christmas packages
are wrapped in complete privacy so no one will
know what he or she is getting for Christmas.
How often I have wished that my birthday
came in the summer rather than so close to
Christmas. It has always seemed to me that
persons never get as many presents
birthday is so close to Christmas as they would
otherwise. It isn't just because of the presents
but if a person has it so close to Christmas they
usually can't celebrate because most of the peo-
ple are too busy with the Christmas season So
I have always felt that the people who have
their birthday so near to Christmas are a little
bit more left out than those who' have their
birthday in the summer.
-Anne Marie Schuhmacher
Make way, everyone, for some information
on the "greenest" class in high school, the class
that sticks together and really shows school
spirit. Certainly- it's the freshmen!
The seven girls in the class are Alice Geyer,
Harriet Ackerman, Harriet Hegewald, Elsie
Moser, Kathleen Moessner, Violet Rettig, and
Lola Zabo-krtsky, and the boys are Melvin
Graesser, Alvin Mouchka, George Berger, Roy
Moser, Billy Shoup, Billy Metz, Richard Eich-
acker, Henry Trumpold, Leroy Trumpold, Nor-
man Geiger, and Fredrick Renner.
,V The officers of the class are president,
Fredrick Renner, vice president, George Berger,
and secretary-treasurer, Harriet Ackerman.
The freshmen girls have a 100 per cent
membership in the Y-Teen, for which Harriet
Ackerman is newsreporter. Boys out for base-
ball are Billy Metz, Melvin Graesser, Leroy
Trumpo-ld, Henry Trumpold, Alvin Mouchka,
and Richard Eichacker. The latter is a regular
on the team.
This is the only class in high school which
can boast of having all of its girls enrolled in
vocal music. Four girls and one boy, Elsie
Moser, Violet Rettig, Kathleen Moessner, Lola
Zabokrtsky, and Billy Sho-up, are also taking
The freshmen are taking the following sub-
jects: English, algebra, science, and business
training. They are taught by Miss Moershel,
Mr. Neveln, Miss Rouner, and Miss Leichsen-
The freshmen class has the highest attend-
ance record of any class in high school this
year. Out of the eighteen pupils, five have
never missed a day of school during thirty-
three weeks of school. They are Harriet Hege-
Wald, Elsie Moser, Roy Moser, Alvin Mouch-
ka, and Richard Eichacker.
Class sponsor during the first semester was
Mrs. Beck and during the seco-nd semester, Miss
Moershel. Both of these teachers have helped
the students a lot in starting successfully their
life in high school.
This year in the study of science, the class
undertook some interesting projects.
The students performed experiments on how
to find specific gravity and density. Since tfzere
is a limited amount of equipment, the students
worked in groups. Later in the year the class
also- did some interesting experiments with the
In the first semester the class made astron-
omy books. These books contained informa-
tion about the universe. The early people and
especially the sheperds made up stories about
various star groups. The class went into a de-
tailed study of these myths, theories, and be-
liefs and wrote them up in book form. This
made up part of the notebooks. The other
part was compo-sed of a large, exactly scaled
map of the sun and its surrounding planets,
and detailed information on all of the planets.
Not only was it interesting to gather all of
the information for these books but worth-
while and educational, too-, and when they were
finished every student had a right to be proud
of his notebook and the knowledge gained
The frost is on the pumpkin,
The witch is on her broom,
The seniors put the freshmen
In the pepper room.
The witches and the goblins
Are up to some mischief,
But still the poor freshmen
Are filled with the greatest grief.
Well, let them tease us as they want,
We'll get our chance, you see.
We are the freshmen this year,
But after this, they're only three.
F AREWELL, BETTY
The freshman class was sorry to lose one of
its members, Betty jane Petersen, early in the
second semester. She moved to Eau Clair,
Michigan where her father is now employed.
She was with this class for the last two years,
and this year was a member of the Y-Teens and
participated in music.
CHRISTMAS MORN ,
When I woke up it was Christmas morn.
And also the day that je-sus was born.
Then I got up and peeped in the living room
There were all kinds of pretty presents on the
I had the urge to sneak in and see
Which of those presents were for me.
I opened the door and stared in amaze
At a huge Christmas tree all ablaze.
I looked all around but I could not see
One present that was addressed to me.
I bet Santa pulled a joke on me,
He'll put mine tonight under the tree.
THE MORNING AFTER THE
junior is sitting on the floor playing with his
brand new train,
Grandpa is taking a short walk trying out his
Baby brother is having fun drumming with his
new toy drum,
Sister Sue is on the phone, telling jane to hurry
Mom is wearing her new house coat,
And Daddy over his tie does gloat,
And Brother John has quietly retired
To Jim's house to have his skates admired.
Oh, it's always like this at our house,
The morning after the night before,
Mother doesn't mind what we do
So we throw things all over the floor,
And shout with joy as loud as we can
To cheer that wonderful Santa Claus man.
THE FRESHMAN INITIATION
This wonderful night fwonderful--we were
wondering if it would endj started off in a
place called'the pepper room. A pepper room
is a place where everyone sits around at card
tables playing Peppers. fThat's a card game.J
Next were some recitations, and of course
the people who were reciting stood on the
stage. This was partly to recite and partly to
see that none of the freshmen sneaked out.
Then came the initations. Initiation means
"run for your life or all is lost," translated
from Latin. We all had fun doing tt-ese, part-
icularly Roy, who loves to chum around with
ghosts. Dick was one person with a shocking
personality, at least, that night he had one any-
way. George had a lot of fun, blueberry pie
tastes pretty good, doesn't it, George? Billy
Metz and I, revising the old saying, "You can't
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear," proved
that you can make a good tire out of a sieve.
Norman and Alice learned to dance. Norman's
a regular second Fred Astaire. Melvin's'a good
treasure hunter, Ali Baba didn't do half as
well when he opened the magic door. Melvin
does'nt believe in magic doors, he goes right
out in the o-pen to get his treasure.
I vaguely remember a play, the term "play"
meaning in this case, do we have to tickle you
to make you laugh?
Then refreshments were served. They were
intended to give you just enough strength to
stagger home so that the bodies of the freshmen
wouldn't be lying in all parts of the West
As part o-f the freshman initiation, we had
to clean the place up. This was not a hard
job at all. We merely tilted the floors and
everything rolled down to the basement. Then
we went down to the basement, lifted up the
furnace, stuck Billy Metz under to hold up the
furnace, and swept all the dirt under the fur-
just as we were about to lock up and go
home, we remembered that Metz was still under
the furnace. Billy wasn't at all tired from
.holding up the furnace. He had found and
eaten some odds and ends of food left over
.from the night before, and these had given
him amazing energy.
Hooray, hooray for Halloween,
When all the witches are to be seen,
When most of the colors are black and gold,
When people are happy, young and old.
Freshmen receive their initiation,
They wish that they were on a vacation.
When all the witches can be seen,
Hooray, hooray,then it's Halloween.
Christmas day is here again,
The day that Christ was born
In a stable in Bethlehem
On bright and sunny morn.
Today is Halloween and also initiation day,
This day the freshmen think will not pay.
The seniors are our hosts,
They make us dress like ghosts.
Hooray for Halloween!
The witches can be seen.
The ghosts will be here, too.
To see what you will do.
Et'u"ee" SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES 1948
FIRST IUNIOR HIGH AT
This is the first year that the Amana junior
High is at Middle Amana. There are two
grades, seventh and eighth. They were trans-
ferred to Middle Amana so that they could
join band and take part in some of the high
school activities. Ten members are in band.
Whenever there has been a baseball game and
high school was dismissed early, junior high
was dismissed earlier too. At the Christmas
party, the junior high saw movies with the
high school pupils.
IUNIOR HIGH SPELLING AND
Only two people have had perfect records
as far as attendance and tardiness are concern-
ed. Rose Marie Pitz and Anita Marz have
never been absent or tardy as yet. The seventh
and eighth grade pupils are also keeping a
spelling chart. Each time a person has a per-
fect score in spelling, he receives a star to put
on the chart. The grades under one hundred
percent are put on the chart with red pencil.
EIGHTH GRADE CLASS PROIECTS
The seventh grade has art twice a week.
During the first semester it was taught by Mrs.
Beck and during the, second semester by Miss
Rouner. During the first semester the pupils
made paper mache's and in the second semester
they had craft work. They also put designs
on Easter Eggs and on pie plates, which may be
exhibited later on. In spring outdoor sketch-
ing was begun.
EIGTHT GRADE CLASS PROIECTS
Last semester the eighth grade had science
and this semester in place of science they
have civics. Both subjects were taught by.Miss
Rouner. Last fall they took a field trip in
science. They went to the ball park to study
different insects and plants and how they adapt
themselves to their environment. They also
made a booklet in science containing pictures
of different animals and plants and some writ-
ten work. ,
This semester in civics the pupils are keep-
ing a not book containing notes .and other art-
icles that they discussed. Duilflg the latter
part of the second semester the class put up. a
bulletin board on which they had various dis-
la s of class rojects. A
P ,Each Fridzgf instead of history the PLIPIIS
give news reports. These are talks of various
During part of the second semester the pu-
pils were keeping a class journal in English.
Two pupils were assigned to report the hap-
penings of the previous day in class. The day
after Lincoln's birthday the English class gave
a program in memory of Lincoln for the seven-
th grade in the auditorium. Included were
talks, anecdotes, songs, and a play.
One day in March Mrs. Franey took the
arithmetic class outside where she showed
them how to do shadow measuring.
During the spring both grades had physical
training each Wednesday afternoon.
SEVENTH GRADE CLASS PROIECTS
In the second semester the 7th grade had
science instead of history. They performed ex-
periments to find what kind of soil was best
for growing plants, if water had air in it, and
In arithmetic class they made designs using
a compass, protractor, and a ruler. Earlier in
the semester they made a' bulletin board on
which were pasted an account book, blank
money orders, checks, sales slips, and other
The seventh and eighth grade had a valen-
tine party on the 13th of February as the 14th
was on Saturday. The Valentines were distri-
buted by some of the 8th grade boys. Later
Mrs. Franey treated the pupils with an ice
On Friday, December 19 the seventh and
eighth grades had a Christmas party. During
the preceeding days all of the pupils brought
presents for the person whose name they had
drawn a week o-r so before. Jeanette Stumpff
was chosen to hand out the presents. Five of
the eighth grade boys and girls with the help
of Mrs. Franey, planned and cooked a meal.
For dessert Mrs. Franey gave all the puplls ice
cream and cookies. Later in the afternoon they
went over to high school and saw movies.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CAT
The first thing I can remember was a
large basket with a lot of soft quilts in it.
There were four other sisters and brothers with
me in the basket. We played with each other
most of the time. Soon we were big enough to
climb out of the basket and run around in the
large room. -When I became a little older, a
little girl came and looked at me and my bro-
thers and sisters. She must have like-I me, be-
cause she took me on her lap and said to the
lady who often fed us that she would like to
have me for a pet.
The next thing I knew was that she took
me under her arm and carried me away to an-
other house. There she gave me milk to drink
and all kinds of good things to eat. She
named me Tommy and played with me every
One day after I had been there some time,
I got lost. I was exploring a region where I
had never been before, and before I knew it I
couldn't find my way back. I stayed under
some bushes where I hid until it was light
again. Then I retraced my footsteps until I
found myself back at my door again. My lit-
tle mistress must have been glad to see me be-
cause she hugged and petted me.
Everything went wonderfully for five years.
After that I didn't feel very well. Then one
day a strange man came, put me into a big
sack, and carried me away. After we walked
for quite a way, he put the sack down. There
was a loud bang and that's all I can remember.
THIS IS I
I came to live with Lorraine Leichsenring
about eight months ago. I really get a lot of
attention around the house. My mistress and
the others all like to watch me and I do the
best I can. I can really jump, and when they
ask me to, I will jump as high as I can.
I live in the basement and I have a big
blanket on the furnace on which I sleep. I
have all the food I want. I can go outside and
have fun, and when I cry outside the door
so-meone will let me in. I can play inside
whenever I want to. There are plants all over
the house, and I love to eat them. If my mis-
tress catches me eating flowers and if I know
what's good for me, I run.
One evening the folks at home held a quilt
up in front of the door frame, blocking the
door. They threw my favorite little ball over
the quilt and wanted me to get it, because I
can carry it in my mouth. I couldn't part with
my little toyg so I took a head start and jump-
er over the quilt. My hind leg caught and I
fell. At first I thought I was terribly hurt,
but later I found out I was only bruised. I got
my ball all right and I'm going to keep it.
plat every cat is lucky to have as many toys as
I really consider myself a lucky cat because
I have all the attention, food, and shelter I
want. I never have to worry about going out
and catching a mouse or a bird for my dinner
because it is always brought to me. On those
winter nights when I can crawl on the furnace
and sleep cozily all night, I pity every cat that
has to stay outdoors where it's cold. However,
I have no pity for the dogs because they chase
me up trees and telephone poles all the time.
I just wish some big bully would come a'ong
and frighten the dogs the way they frighten
me. I still am completely satisfied, and I dont
care if I have nine lives or not. The first o'ne's
A TALE OF A TREE
It is a very cold spring in the year 1888 and
it's raining right now. I have just been plant-
ed. I hope to live for many years to come.
It is now 1910. A big storm has just ended,
and now I see that my brother, who was beside
me, just fell down.
Now it is 1927. I see there is a moving van
outside this house. Some new people are com-
ing to live here. I must show them how tall
and straight I am.
It is now about 1932. It is the time of an
important election in the Amanas. In that
election they will see if they wish to change
their type of government.
The time is now May, the same year. Cou-
ples are walking under my branches and enjoy-
ing the fragrance of my lovely white flowers.
The next morning very early, there is a fat
robin sitting on one of my branches.
Ouch! Ouch! There it is again. Some-
thing bit me. Oh! I can see it now-- a tiny
June is nesting time, and I have a nice nest
of young robins in my branches. 'Ihe father
robin just brought them a worm to eat. Oh!
October is a very sad month for me because
I must shed my leaves and prepare for winter.
It is Halloween, and a big black cat is crawling
up my trunk.
I have lived through many hard days. I am
now approximately eo years old. 'Woodpeck-
ers bored holes into me every day. l have an
owls' nest on one branch, which I don't like.
They keep me awake at night.
I see the woodchoppers bringing tlteir axes.
One man is climbing up my trunk and ty?ng
a rope around me. The truck is pulling me
The tree is chopped down and is no longer
The story of Sandy, our pet dog, begins
about two years ago when a friend of my dad's
brought a cocker spaniel dog into town and
wanted to give it away. We took him right
away because he was very nice. He has a long
tail and red eyelashes. He is sandcolored and
that is why we call him Sandy. He had a habit
of chasing chickens when we first got him.
We cured him of doing that and now he
chases cats. Our neighbor ltas cats, and Sandy
always chased those until our neighbor got a
dog. Their dog is bigger than Sandy and they
usually fight and Sandy loses. We have to
pull them apart.
Sandy can hunt, too. When we go rabbit
hunting he chases up the rabbits and we shoot
them. He is a very friendly dog. He wouldn't
hurt or bite anyone for a bone or anything.
CH RI STM AS PRE PARATI ONS
At school we prepare for Christmas in many
ways. About the first thing we do is to draw
names. Someone comes around with a box or
hat or something else. It was the names of all
the pupils in it, and the person whose name
you get you must buy a gift. Another way we
prepare for Christmas is to hang up pictures of
Christmas scenes. We also get a Christmas
tree and decorate it. Around it are the g'fts.
Someone is chosen to pass the gifts around.
The doors are decorated with branches of ever-
green trees. This year we had a lunch at
school which the members of a committee
planned and prepared.
.AIM OF EDUCATION
The aim of education is to bring about bet-
ter understandings. In some cases it helps stop
Juvenile delinquency. Some education helps
develop better citizens.
We make up the World of Tomorrow and
we should be able to carry out its problems, If
the people use their education correctly they
help create a better tomorrow.
AMANA HIGH SCHDCIL
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Since" AMANA AND SOUTH SCHOOLS 'W
AMANA SCHOOL NEWS
The fourth, fifth, and sixth grades of the
Amana public School are taught at the school
house in Amana. The teachers for these grades
are Miss Zimmerman, Mrs Beck, and Mr. Wil-
liam Heinze. The total attendance of the
school is fifty-two, fifteen in fourth grade,
twenty-two in fifth grade, and fifteen in sixth
grade. The perfect attendance goal for thte
school year was reached by john and jean
Shoup, Roger Gaddis, Levi Williams, jackie
Zuber, Franklin Mouchka, and Dean Berger.
The subjects taught by Miss Zimmerman
include English, reading, spelling, sixth his-
tory and health, and science. Arithmetic, geo-
graphy fourth and fifth history and health
are co-urses taught by Mr. Heinze. Ivlrs Beck
teaches music and art. Every pupil subscribes
to the "Weekly Reader," a magazine that con-
tains articles on current events, science, and
world news in general. Even though there are
no laboratory facilities for science experiments,
the sixth grade pupils did an experiment in
They tested different types of soil by grow-
ing lettuce andradish plants. In connection
with their English class, the fifth graders wrote
and published a magazine "Fifth Grade'Events"
in january. The sixth grade students are work-
ing on a newspaper "Sixth Grade Gazette."
The geography pupils made portfolios con-
tainingimaps, flags, and houses of different
The art classes in Amana have completed
various projects. At Christmas time the pupils
made knitting boxes for their mothers. The
fifth and sixth graders painted designs on pa-
per plates and did spatter painting. The s:u-
dents also completed a Mother's Dav project.
In music class, the students have learned to
read and sing syllables, thus their-chorus is
singing in three part harmony. Mrs. Beck has
also taught them how to play the flute.
Besides the conventional curriculum, there
are a number of special activities. In the sec-
ond semester the students attended the Cin-
cinnatti Concert at Cedar Rapids. A nature
study hike and a picnic on the hills north of
Amana are two special activities held in the
OUR FIRST SEMESTER
Our first few days of school were spent in
getting our books. While the weather was
still nice we walked to the Amana overflow.
In October we had our Halloween party.
We played games and had some refreshments.
It was lots of fun.
In November our class worked on a pioneer
table project. We used one of the tables in
the study hall. The fourth and sixth grades
had to help so that we could have it ready be-
Our Christmas party took place in Decem-
ber. We had short plays, poems, and songs.
After Santa Claus had delivered our presents
we ate. We had ice cream piece served by
Mrs. Beck and Miss Zimmerman.
One of my pets is a very unusual pet. Not
many children have one for a pet except farm
children. It is a sheep and its name is Lindy.
I think it shouldn't have been a sheep, because
it sometimes acts like a horse. Every time I
come near it, it starts bucking like a wild lit-
tle colt who is romping around in the meadow
nibbling grass and drinking water. lt has lot
of wool now and has been sheared only once.
One day when I came home from school
and looked up toward the fence where Lindy
always was I didn't see any big sheep or buck-
ing little colt but a little sheep. I didn't re-
cognize my sheep any more. I thought my
father got a new little lamb and sold my Lindy,
but when I went up to it and it started bucking
like a little wild colt again I knew right away
that it was my sheep, for it had been sheared
and that made quite a difference.
-Helen Mae Sontag
FIRST GRADE AND KINDERGARTEN
The first grade and kindergarten pupils are
taught by Mrs, Randall of Marengo. At the
beginning of the year the number of pupils in
the first grade was 21 and in kindergarten
26. Now there are a total of 19 in first grade
and 22 in kindergarten.
Since the first grades in school are the bases
for higher education, the subjects studied com-
prise a wide variety. Subjects in the first grade
include reading, numbers, writing, spelling,
language, social science, health and safety,
music and art. The kindergarten schedule
includes songs, stories, games, rhythm, and
work periods, during which creative work with
paints or clay is done. "Before We Read' is
a new book the kindergarten pupils have this
year. It helps the children gain a beginning
in reading by associating objects with words.
Mrs. Beck teaches music on Monday, Wed-
nesday, and Friday afternoons, and art on Tues-
days and Thursdays. With Mrs Beck teaching
these subjects, Mrs. Randall can devote more
time to her reading classes.
During the course of the school year the
first grade and,kindergarten pupils enjoyed
many special activities. Parties on Halloween,
Thanksgiving, Valentines Day, Christmas, and
Easter top the special activity list. At Christ-
mas time Mrs. Randall's and Mrs. Disterhoft's
youngsters gave a program for their parents
and friends. Easter wouldn't be complete with-
out an Easter egg hunt, so the little tcts made
baskets and scavanged through the school
building finding the colored eggs.
Creative work is an important and success-
ful subject in Mrs. Randall's schoolroom. Be-
fore Christmas finger painting was studied,
and at the present time the children are easel
painting. Felt pin cushions and match box
holders were made as Christmas presents for
the mothers and fathers. Even the wrapping
paper for these presents was designed and
painted by the little folks. Paper plates with
colored designs are another product of this
One project which the kindergarten and
first grade pupils plan to undertake in the re-
mainder of the school year is the construction
of a playhouse. This will be made of orange
crates and crepe paper and will serve as a
form of entertainment for the pupils.
Every Friday morning the weather is nice
we have an hour of physical training. We
play softball. There are two ball diamonds so
four sides are picked. Two of the sides go to
one diamond and two go to the other. Mr.
Heinze watches one diamond and Miss Zim-
merman tl.e other. The following Friday the
losers play against the losers and the winners
against the winners.
In August we went on a very nice vacation.
We saw many great things. First we went to
Ft. Wayne, Indiana. We saw the Eear Field
Army Air Base and the General Electric plant.
Then we went to Detroit. There we saw the
Willow Run Plant and the Ford automobile
plant. We also saw Greenwich Village and
the building which Henry Ford built. They
have airplanes, locomotives, boats, gypsy wa-
gons, other wagons, old cars, and many other
things. They also have a clock built into the
ground, and they have a beautiful church.
Then we went to Toledo. There we saw Lake
Erie. Then we went to Ft. Wayne and back
I have a dog for a pet. Its color is brown
and white, and its name is Tiny. Although it
is a dog it doesn't fight with my cats. One
day one cat had kittens. My do-g barked at
them. But finally she got tired and stopped
When the dog wants a bath she walks in
SECOND AND THIRD GRADE
Mrs. Augusta Disterhoft of Marengo is the
teacher for the second and third grade pup'ls.
With a majority of boys in both grades, the
to-tal number of pupils in second grade is 18,
and in third, 19.
The curriculum for the third grade is com-
posed of arithmetic, spelling, language, reading,
geography, music, and art. The subjects
taught in the second grade are arithmetic,
spelling, language, reading, music, and art.
A school year would not be complete with-
out the conventional parties at various holidays.
The pupils in Mrs. Disterhoft's room lad
Halloween, Valentine, and Easter parties. The
Easter party entertainment included an egg
hunt and learning how to jump rope. In col-
laboration with the kindergarten and first grade
pupils, the second and third grades gave a
Christmas program for parents an:l friends.
A Bobbsey Twins series is included in the
library this year which Mrs. Disterhoft reads
to the pupils at various times. In connection
with their studies, the youngsters are keeping
a vegetable chart, which shows what veget-
ables they eat every day. The survey shows
that lettuce is the vegetable eaten by most
children. The pupils each wrote a letter to
john Fair while he was in the hospital with a
Besides teaching music and art, Mrs. Beck
taught the children various folk dances.
On june 26, 1947, a new pet was added to-
our family. It was a dog. His name is Pal.
He is a mixture of two breeds, beagle and
dachshund. He has short legs, short hound-like
ears and mouth. His hair is red and very
short. How old he is we don't know. He
likes to hunt squirrels and rabbits.
0 -Roger Gaddis
MY PET CAT
I have a cat for my pet. He is black and
We have a lot of fun together. One day
when I was water.ng the garden, he was in the
garden also. I kept on watering the garden,
and I pretended that I did not see him. When
he was looking a different way I turned the
hose on him and he couldn't run away tast
enough from the water. So now he stays
away from me when I am watering.tlie garden.
My pigeons are tame. They like to go into
the little house I built for them. In winter
they often go into the house to keep warm
and to lay their eggs. When it is very told the
water in the can freezes. They like o chop a
hole in the ice with their beaks and drink the
water out of the hole.
I have a dog, he is about five months old.
He is part collie and part police. He can
bark loud and can run taster than I can. He
is red, black, and brown spotted. He likes to
play with people that he knows. His name is
SCHOOL IS UUI'
Another school year's gone at last,
And everyone is glad!
I'm glad there're no more studies,
But in one way I'm still sad.
I surely will miss seeing
All my friends from other towns,
As well as all the fun we've had
Since last year's gone around!
There'll be lots of things to do,
In the good old summer days!
Now there won't be any more school,
Until September says:
"Come on, kids, it's time for school!'
But now, away from that!
Spring is here, there's no more school
And we should all be glad! '
The beautiful fall weather naturally turned
our thoughts from the schoolroom to outdoor
activities. The student council met with Mr.
Selzer and decided to go either to Lake Mc-
Bride or to Palisades State Park. Heated dis-
cussion followed as to the merits of each of
the places and when the final vote was taken
Lake McBride won. Did we go to Lake Mc-
Bride? Oh no! Last minute questions reveal-
ed that Lake McBride was closed for the :ea-
We left early Saturday morning, Palisades
Park being our destination. Tie trip was
quite long and we began to wonder whether
Mr. Selzer knew where he was going. We de-
cided that he was right when a sign announced
our arrival at Palisades Park. By now our
appetites were ready to run away with us, and
we discovered that chicken which we had ex-
pected, was not to be had. Since no food was
available, because we had not been expected,
we amused ourselves by playing football and by
speed boat riding. About eleven o'clock the
rain which had been threatening since early
morning finally came. We scrambled into the
bus and headed for Cedar Rapids.
About 35 students and teachers swarmed in-
to O. K. Drive-In. The distressed waitress sent
an SOS for more help. It was now early after-
noon, and the group in jeans and sweaters
next invaded the Paramount theater to see
"Desert Fury." Glad that our day had turned
out so well after all the complications, we again
boarded the bus bound for Amana. .
-Fred Hahn ,
SCHOOL BOARD BANCUET
The annual dinner for the local Board of
Education was prepared and served by the 11th
and 12th home making classes on November
19, 1947 under the direction of Miss Evelyn
Rouner, home making instructor.
The dinner was served in the homemaking
room. The centerpieces on the tables consist-
ed of an unbalanced scale of fruit on the larg-
er table and figurienes and pines on a tray on
the smaller table. White tapers were used for
lighting at both tables. I
The dinner was prepared by the Junior girls
and served by the Senior girls. Lillian Dickel
was dining room hostess and Lillian Berger,
Shirley Shoup, and Virginia Metz acted as
The menu consisted of grapefruit, turkey,
dressing, muffins, lima beans, cranberry salad,
sweet potato puffs, giblet gravy, celery, pickles,
coleslaw, pineapple up-side down cake and
The guests present were Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Neveln, Dr. and Mrs. Louis Unglenk,
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eickacker, Mr. Peter
Stuck, Mrs William Rettig, Dr. and Mrs. H. G.
Moershel, Mr. and Mrs Herman Shoup, Mrs
George Foerstner, Mrs C. H. Herrmann, Mr.
and Mrs. Richard Graesser, and Mr. and Mrs.
The annual Halloween party of the Amana
High School was held on the evening of Oct-
ober 31, 1947 at the West Amana Clubhouse.
The clubhouse was decorated with orange and
black streamers. ln the middle of the dance
floor was a witch suspended from tlie ceiling
on a broomstick.
As is customary, the freshmen came in cos-
tumes. When they arrived they were given the
usual pepper treatment by the upper classmen.
A prize for the best costume was awarded to
The atmosphere ,for the rest of theparty
was created by Glenn Wendler's reading of
"The Telltale Heart" by Poe.
Refreshments prepared under the direction
of Miss Rouner were served to the students
The party was planned by the juniors and
seniors. Committees were appointed by the
student council. The committee chairmen
were: decoration, Shirley Shoup, entertain-
ment, B. 1. Lipmang initiation, Lillian Berger,
and refreshments, Mary jane Seifert.
NEW FACULTY MEMBERS
The Amana Schools added three new teach-
ers to the faculty this year. One of them, Mil-
dred Leichsenring, a graduate of the Amana
Schools, is the commercial instructor and Ron-
ald S. Fleming and Mrs james Beck are music
Miss Leichsenring of Amana entered Coe
College upon graduation from high school.
She completed a four year course in three years
by attending summer school. Commerce and
finance were her major subjects, and art and
English were her minor ones. She teaches
business training, typing, shorthand, and Eng-
Ronald S. Fleming of Cedar Rapids is the
instructor of the school band. He attended
Cornell College and the University of Iowa.
He taught band at Stanwood, Cedar Rapids, and
several other schools. Mr. Fleming teaches at
Middle every Monday and Thursday. Besides
teaching at Amana he devotes part of his time
to four other schools.
Vlwlrs.-.Beck of Cape,.G.irardeau, Mo., teaches
vocal music and art in the Amana schools,
dividing her time among Middle, Anaana, and
South. She attended the Southeast Missouri
State College at Cape Girardeau, where her
major was music and her minors were art and
-Lillian Dickel, Reynold Moessner,
October 31, that's Halloween,
When ghosts and witches are supposed to be
But away in a clubhouse up on a slope,
We freshmen are all fast losing our hope.
We're taken to a room, oh, it's dark in there,
And pepper is strewn just every where,
Four of us are in there an hour or more,
And then more freshmen come to the door.
After they're in here five minutes or so,
Someone says, "Come on, out you go."
Since his business is urgent, Mr. Selzer must
Theng Glenn steps up with a reading by Poe,
When Carl talks about eating, none object
To the fact that its his favorite subject.
Then on we go with the so-called "fun,"
Harriet A. is number one.
And in the case of Harriet,
She lectures on reducing Qwhat she needs is a
But enough for that, I could go on all day,
Now comes the sophomore play.
After it's over, fapplause by alll,
We go to eat, downstairs in the hall,
Sandwiches, potato chips, cocoa, and candy--
fDo you have some bicarbonate handy?J
Oh, yes, a poem by the teachers was given,
Selzer was jailed, too fast he had driven.
children allegedly bailed him out,
"No, never!" the audience was heard to shout.
party broke up at about ten-fifty-five,
freshmen feeling more dead than alive.
Saturday, I won't say we got up late,
But I'll wager quite a few got up after eight.
The freshmen were detailed to clean up the
We got it done in an hour, I guess,
We did a good job, if I say so myself,
If you don't believe it, go see for yourself.
CHRISTMAS AT A. H. S.
The annual high school Christmas party was
held on December 19.
Time was short and consequently the pro-
gram was short, at least as far as entertain-
ment was concerned. Because of shortage of
time,.part of -the -program was held in the fore-
The entertainment got underway with "A
Letter to Santa," written and read by Carl
Albert. After this good old Saint Nick appear-
ed and passed out presents to the teachers.
After dinner Mr. Selzer showed a portion
of the film "The King of Kings" which is the
story of Christ. Since time was short not all
of it could be showed. just before everyone
went home the teaching staff treated the stu-
dents to raspberry ice cream pie and cookies.
New equipment was purchased for almost
every department in high school.
The four new band instruments, the sousa-
phone, baritone, French horn, and cymbols are
among the new equipment for the music depart-
'lhe home economics equipment purchased
this year includes pinking shears and a new
Singer sewing machine to make a total of five
Eight new Underwood typewriters were
purchased for the typing and shorthand classes.
New physics equipment includes, model
steam engine, ammeter and volt meter, dipping
needle, dew point apparatus, test tubes and
other glass equipment for laboratory work.
-Betty jane Lipman
PAINTING BY CARL PLICK.
In the fall, the three-part backdrop paint-
ed by Carl Flick in 1934 was framed and hung
on the north wall of the auditorium for display
purposes. Fred Hahn and Reynold Moessner,
under the instruction of Mr. Neveln, reduced
the size of the painting by one-third and made
a frame for it.
Originally painted for "Lighthouse Nan"
and representing an Atlantic coast scene of Car-
Ollfla, tne painting was later adapted lor use in
the first operetta "Windmills ot Holland." ln
the March, 1935, issue of "Die Posaune" a
student described the painting as follows: "You
almost hear the waves pounding and lashing
on the rocks. You imagine the gulls and tems
flying about . . ., the clouds go sailing by and
the unaccountable fear of a storm comes to
your mind .... "
A Christmas Concert was given for the
benefit of the junior and senior high students
by tne band and vocal groups. 'lhe concert
was held on the 18th of December in the aud-
Mrs. Beck directed the vocal groups and
Mr. Fleming directed the band.
The mixed chorus sang "O Come All Ye
Faithtulf' The girls chorus then sang "Angels
We Have Heard On High," and this was Iol-
tollowed by tne boys sextet which sang "God
Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."
The clarinet choir of the band played
"White Christmas." The selection was tollow-
ed by a solo, "Serenade ot tne Bells," by
Lorraine Leichsenring. The brass section then
concluded the concert with the playing of
TALK ON CONSERVATION
Mr. Wes Ashby of the State Conservation
Commission was guest speaker at the Amana
l-lign School on luesday, December 2. The
subject of his talk was "The Conservation of
the Soil and of Wild Life."
An important point he stressed was that al-
though t..e United States is a comparatively
new country, being only about three hundred
years old, its supply of minerals is already
weakening and the rich top soil of the precious
farm land is disappearing. We must conserve
our land, forests, and mineral resources so that
future generations will have a better place in
which to live.
Many hunters shoot more than they are al-
lowed to shoot. If every hunter would do this
our wild life would become extinct. g
There are laws for the prevention of this
mass slaying of our wild life, yet it is our
duty to see that these laws are obeyed.
The farmer gets a high price for his crops
and begins to- plow up every available piece of
land. Thus he destroys the homes of the wild
animals and birds that live along fences and
streams. By plowing up the land he will also
be troubled by soil erosion. The top soil will
be carried away by rains and wind, and soon
his land will become useless. If everyone obeys
the laws of conservation, our country will .re-
main the richest in the world.
After Mr. Ashby's talk the students enjoyed
movies of the different kinds of fish in Iowa.
THE FIRST SCHOOL PAPER
A cold day in December and a summons to
come to the English room. Shirley and I walk-
ed downstairs discussing the Bugle because we
knew that was what the conference was to be
In the English room we found Miss Moer-
shel and she greeted us with "Good morning
girls, I've been thinking. . .", and so the school
paper, "Hi-Lites" was born.
After that morning ideas fell into place and
liy january this is how we stood. There were--
people writing articles for the first issue which
would be "off the press" the last week of the
month. We had two business managers who
would arrange to' sell the paper in high school
and junior high. The paper would sell for
14' per issue and consist of two pages. The
:school would provide supplies such as paper,
carbon, etc. which would be paid for out of the
receipts from Hi-Lites sales. The typing as
well as hektographing would be done by some
:enior girls and the editors.
The name "Hi-Lites" was suggested by Har-
riet Ackerman in a contest open to all high
The editors hope that the paper will be con-
tinued in the future and that eventually the
size and circulation will increase.
The success of the paper is due largely to
the cooperation of the following people: Mr.
Neveln for seeing that all the supplies needed
were at hand, Miss Moershel for invaluable
help in organization, typing, editing, and ad-
visor, Lillian Roemig for stepping into Shir-
ley's place when she left for the University,
:ill the writers who supplied material for pub-
lishingg and of course, all the people who
bought the paper.
-Betty jane Lipman
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
The hot lunch program carried o-n in three
of the Amana schools this year permitted pupils
in the high school, the junior high, and the in-
termediate grades, as well as some of the teach-
ers, to eat the noon meal at the Ox Yoke Inn
at Amana. This plan made it also possible for
Amana students to eat dinner at home. Mr.
Selzer dro-ve the school bus every noon.
Last year the hot lunch program permitted
the pupils to eat soup in the school house.
Since not enough students were interested in
this program, the school board proposed this
new plan of eating at some public eating place.
The students of the senior high school, the
faculty, and school employees were again X-
rayed for tuberculosis on january 16. This
year the State Health Department sent out a
trailer-truck equipped with an X-ray unit.
ln former years the X-ray machine and the
other equipment had to' be unloaded and set up
in the building before the tests could be- made.
No charge was made for this service.
The students were introduced to the tests
by Mrs. Lenore Hartman Moyle, former super-
intendent of Iowa County Schools, who is now
working with the State Health Department.
On january 6 Mrs. Moyle explained ho-w the
tests would be made.
The sophomores class typed the cards on
which were entered the students' names and all
other necessary information.
The final reports were mailed to the stu-
Yes, there they were eight in a row sing-
ing gaily and all wearing their aprons, first
projects in sewing, too. And then there was a
varied program: wool skirts, rayon blouses,
pajamas, housecoats, cotton blouses, cotton
dresses, and pedal pushers. These were the
junior and senior homemaking girls who mo-
deled their garments for their mothers and
friends, Tuesday, May 11, at the high sclool
auditorium. Elsie Zimmerman accompanied
on the piano and Carolyn Hahn acted as nar-
rator. After the program refreshments were
served by the girls in the home economics
The first banquet ever given for the teachers
of the Amana Schools was held on March 10 in
the home economics room of the high school.
Dinner was prepared by the junior and senior
girls and served by the junior girls. Lillian
Sontag was dining room hostess and Rosemarie
Lipman and Mary Jane Seifert served as wait-
The centerpiece, ,on the dining room table,
consisted of an Easter bunny sitting on a nest
of brightly colored eggs Two large white can-
dles were placed on either end of the table
with nests of jelly beans surrounding each can-
A small program was placed at each plate
on the front of which was a map of the United
States, with arrows pointing to towns where the
teachers are from. Inside this booklet was the
menu and a sealed page which was not to be
opened until after dinner. This page revealed
an impromptu program. On the spur of the
moment such things as after-dinner speeches,
a sketch of another teacher, a round sung by
two teachers, recitation of a nursery rhyme, a
lesson in phonetics, and quotations from
Shakespeare, had to be presented by the teach-
er to whom they were assigned.
The menu consisted of the following:
shrimp canope', tomato juice, ham, peas, twice-
bakef potatoes, beans, jello, salad, muffins
with marmalade. a relish piate of olives, celery,
carrots, and radishes, and maraschino cherry
angel cake and coffee.
Teachers an guests at the banquet were:
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Neveln, Mr. and Mrs. Ron-
ald Fleming, Miss Henrietta Moershel, Mrs.
James Beck, Mr. and Mrs. joe Franey, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles L. Selzer, Mr. and Mrs. Terry
Randall, Mrs. Augusta Disterhoft, Mr. William
C. Heinze, Miss Evelyn Rouner, Miss Bonnie
Newhouser, and Miss Marie Zimmerman.
THE ROYAL BATTLE
Who says A. H. S. has no school spirit?
Here yours truly steps forward with a very red
face. Yes, once I did say that I thought there
was no class spirit much less school spirit in
A. H. S. Please hold fire a minute. When I
said this it was true. We yelled for the team
at baseball games, but that was where school
spirit seemed to end. Then why is my face
red? lust listen.
Each class nominated two candidates for
king and queen to be elected at the Y-Teen
program in April. Three days or so before the
program the seniors launched their first cam-
paign against the other classes' candidates.
Posters announcing Henry Zscherny and Lil-
lian Dickel as senior candidates were all
distributed over the Amanas by the enterpris-
The next morning the school was a-buzz.
To be tricked by the seniors! Class meetings
were hastely called and committees appointed.
The other classes launched a counter-attack on
By noon the next day it seemed the fresh-
men were really going to go all out. The big
sheet announcing their candidates could be
seen from afar as it floated over the door at
A. H. S. By program time posters, signs, flags,
and what have you were to be seen everywhere
as each class tried their best to outdo the
This friendly rivalry certainly seened to do
the trick. The classes were working together.
That's what everyone had been hoping for all
year. It was just too' good to be true and the
seniors would have been glad at having start-
ed this even if their candidates hadn't won
fwhich is easy to say since they didj.
I'm sorry I ever said anything. A. H. S.
does have school spirit and CLASS SPIRIT.
This is a sort of left-handed apology for having
thought and said such a thing and I'm very
glad I had my mind changed.
-Betty Jane Lipman
A GIFT TO THE A. H. S.
Two days before Lincoln's birthday, Mr.
Carl Berger of South Amana, presented the
high school with a New York Herald. This
newspaper is a relic which tells in detail about
the assasination of "the Great Emancipatorj'
Lincoln. Even though Mr. Berger had kept
this newspaper since he found it in 1918, he
believed it would be more beneficial to the
high school pupils, and therefore donated it to
the high school.
The paper is displayed in the window of
the Superintendent's office where everyone may
ENLISTMENT IN U. S. M. C R.
Three senior bo-ys enlisted in the United
States Marine Corps Reserve. Raymond Oehl,
Fred Hahn, and Henry Zscherny signed their
enlistment papers for the Reserves here in
Amana on February 7. They will serve until
February 6, 1952, unless they wish to resign
from the reserves. They cannot be called to
active duty unless in the time of a national
emergency, or if they volunteer to enlist in the
regular Marine Corps.
LOOKING BACK AT LAST
William Albert - works in Amana Meat Mar-
Rosemarie Berger - was married to George
Trimpe in April, graduated from Western
Union College in Le Mars.
Virginia Berger - works in Refrigeration Of-
fice, graduated from A. I. B. in March.
Rose Marie Blechschmidt - attends Coe, major
Rose Ehrle - is attending University of Iowa.
Elsie Mae Flick - graduated from A, I. B. in
March and is now working in Main Office
Theo Griess - returned from 17 months' service
in Armed Forces.
Mary Ann Haas - works as a waitress in Col-
James Heinze - works in sheet metal depart-
ment in refrigeration plant.
Lucille Hess - works in weaving department
in Woolen Mills.
Donald Kraus - is serving in Armed Forces in
Ellen May Leichsenring - works in Refrigera-
tion Office after graduating from Western
Union College in Le Mars.
Lorraine Lippmann - works in office at the
Sealtight Corporation in Cedar Rapids.
Marcella Mantz - is employed at the Turner
Company in Cedar Rapids.
Fritz Marz - has charge of the bread route
between Amana and Waterloo and Cedar
Esther Lou Moser - works in weaving depart-
ment in Woolen Mills.
Adeline Mouchka - works in the Credit Guide
and adjustment Company in the American
Building at Cedar Rapids.
Emaline Noe - attends S. U. I., major will
probably be music.
William Oehler - works on his father's farm.
Wilma Roemig - works in 1st Avenue Liggettls
Drug Store in Cedar Rapids.
Lorraine Schaedlich - was married to Theo
Zscherny in November and is employed at
Ox Yoke Inn.
Maria Schaefer - works at Colony Inn.
Henry Seifert - is employed at Homestead Meat
Irene Seifert - attends University of Icwa and
will probably major in journalism.
Carl Setzer - has charge of bread route between
Amana, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids.
Betty Shoup - attends University of Iowa.
Donald Shoup - works with South Amana Farm
Esther Solbrig - is attending the Beauty Acad-
emy at Des Moines.
Melvin Trumpold - works for jack Fordyce in
Harold Wendler - is working with Al's Con-
-Betty jane Lipman
"We, the seniors of the Amana High
School, proclaim this day, the 21st of April
as official skip day.
"We are leaving with the assurance that
no assignments in English, Government, Phy-
sics, Geometry, Shorthand, German, and Home
Economics are to be handed in for this day
on the 21st or at any future date.
"We hope that our absence from the Amana
High School does not encourage the lower
classmen to get school fever. And you, dear
teachers, do not retrain from giving your usual
"We leave you with this thought--Keep
This is the proclamation that announced
senior skip day when the students and teachers
arrived at school in the morning.
The day was bright and beautiful. The
seniors of the different towns met in Home-
stead around 9:00 A. M. By 11:00 A. M. a
delicious lunch was prepared by,the girls, and
was then packed in the back of a pick up
truck, which was to be the means of transport-
ation for the day.
After a. futile attempt at -rounding up
"Smitty" the group set out for Cedar Rapids.
The plan was to appear on the "Voice of Iowa"
radio program. We were the first ones men-
tioned on the program, and two of the stu-
dents were asked to speak on the air in behalf
of the group. After this first event, everyone
declared dinner was in order. We headed for
Ellis Park to eat our lunch. After driving
about the park two or three times, to be sure
we found the most desirable spot, we finally
camped on the top of a hill. The wood was
gathered, the fire built, the table set, the wien-
ers roasted, and soon everybody was quieting
their enormous appetite.
The next event for the day was to take an
airplane ride. So off we went to Hunter Field
to experience a thrilling ride, and a thrilling
ride it was. Some had flown before but for
others it was their first flight. After everyone
had looked at the world from another angle for
fifteen minutes another adventure was in order.
The day was already coming to a close, so why
not a show to top it off.
The ride home after the show on the truck
was neither warm nor comfortable but no one
seemed to mind too much.
It was a tired and happy group that fin-
ally broke up after an eventful day. Many is
the senior who had to nurse a terrific sun and
wind burn for days after the adventure.
Stiff, tired, sunburned, windtossed. Yes,
we were all of that but we loved it.
IDEAL BOY AND GIRL
This tabulation constitutes the balloting of
the high school students. Each person on the
lists was chosen by popular vote of the stu-
Complexion ........ ....
Best Dressed .............
Best Mannered .........
Hair ..................... ....
Hands ........ ,................
Best Dresseed ......., Charles and
Best Mannered ................................ Ivan Reihman
On April 24 the professional journalism fra-
ternaties and the University of Iowa extension
division sponsored an all-day conference for
high school journalists on the Iowa campus.
More than 100 high school students were re-
gistered. Amana students attending were Lil-
lian Berger, Betty jane Lipman, Rosemarie Lip-
man, Madeline Oehl, and Lillian Roemig.
The theme of the conference was "Oppor-
tunities in Journalism." Taking part in the
morning session were such well-known men as
George Yates and George Mills of the
"Des Moines Register", Harold Ellis of the
"Marengo Pioneer-Republican", M. L. Nelson
of the WHO news service, as well as two re-
presentatives of the "Iowa City Press-Citizen"
and the "Daily Iowan.".
Leslie Moeller, director o-f the University
of Iowa School of journalism, spoke briefly at
a luncheon at the Hotel Jefferson. He outlined
what journalism requires of an individual and
then what journalism can give the individual.
From 2 to 5:30 P. M. four panel discussions
were held. In addition to the afore-mentioned
persons, ten others participated in the discus-
sion. Among them were Bob Pfeiffer of the
WMT news staff, Pat Patterson and Gene
Claussen of KCRG and KXIC, Don Pedilla of
the "Cedar Rapids Gazette", as well as other
representatives of the Iowa City papers, both
student and privately managed.
The day was concluded by a tour of station
WSUI, where several of the group took part in
a program, the "Press-Citizen," which is the
privately owned paper in Iowa City and is also
among the six most modern ones in the coun-
try, and the "Daily Iowan," which is run and
managed by the University students.
When the group staggered up the last steps
of East Hall, which houses the "Daily Iowan,"
at 7 P. M. everyone agreed QU they had gained
much from the conference: Q21 they had had
wonderful hosts, Q31 the program had been
well-planned and the speakers well-chosen since
all were the best in their field, Q41 they were
very tired and hungry, Q51 they wanted to go
Beverly Goltz, junior from New York City,
entered Amana High School during the second
semester. She is visiting with her father, Leon-
ard Goltz, and relatives in Middle Amana.
She takes only two courses, English literature
and world history, while enrolled here because
of the difference in curricula in her former and
HATS OFF TO A. H. S. 'S VARADYS
C1ed't should certainly go to two students
who have helped people know about what is
going o-n in school through their ability in art.
Art, as a credit subject, is not offered in the
high school and what ability these two persons
have in art is only what they have been able to
develop on their own time. Each had a few
basic instructions on art in the lower grades
but since then they have worked on their own
to improve this ability. The boy is taking a
correspondence course in art but the girl has
had no other instruction.
When posters had to be made for the junior
play these two people were called upon to use
their imagination and to put their ideas on pa-
per. Both spent much time and effort on the
posters, which most people glanced at only
casually when the posters were displayed in
schools and business places. They represented
hours of work, however, and were very much
in keeping with the spirit of the play. These
students should be encouraged to continue their
good work. V I
Many of you readers will know who the boy
and girl are, but for those who do not, we
want you to know the two people of whom
we are proud, Carl Albert and Rosemarie Lip-
man. Good work, keep it up and we hope
you go far if you choose art as a profession.
-Betty Jane Lipman
TALK ON DIAMONDS
Ohs and Ahs greeted the display of dia-
monds that Mrs. Gladys Babson Hannaford
brought with her to illustrate her talk on dia-
monds in the high school auditorium on Octo-
Mrs. Hannaford's talk was sponsored by the
Y. M. B., and the pupils of the different
schools were invited to attend.
In her talk on the history of diamonds she
explained why they are valuable and how they
are mined. She would occasionally produce a
replica of some famous diamond to illustrate
what she had just said. These of course were
glass, but she showed some real cut diamonds
and a number of beautiful diamonds rings,
which the girls tried on after her talk.
-Betty jane Lipman
All the students whose parents had sent
a request were vaccinated against small pox
and diphtheria on April 2 with follow up shots
given April 50.
Two nurses with the aid of the local doc-
tors, Dr. Noe', Dr. Herrmann, and Dr. Moer-
shel, gave the students the shots. Lillian Ber-
ger and Betty Jane Lipman assisted with regis-
, This service was free of charge to the child-
ren of Amana Society members, while a charge
of 50 cents for small pox and one dollar for
diphtheria was made to all the other young-
Approximately 150 students took advan-
tage of the program.
-Betty jane Lipman
VISIT FROM UPPER IOWA
There is a teacher in A. H. S. who has de-
viced this formula. Monday all the students
are getting over the rough weekend. Tuesday
is after Monday, so is about as bad. Thursday
is band day and no one is ever quite sure of
the schedule that day. Friday finds everyone
Qincluding teachersj ready for the weekend.
This leaves us Wednesday. On this day there
must be a good recitation or there never will
It was with this in mind that Mr. Selzer
was looking forward to a good session in gov-
ernment class, April 14, which happened to be
One of the girls in the row of desks clos-
est to the window looked first and before long
everyone was looking. A red convertible had
stopped where everyone could easily see it.
Down stairs the door opened and Mr. Selzer
had to go down.
As tho they were on springs, all the girls
bounded out of their seats and were at the win-
dows in less than no time. Ah's, Oh's Gee's
Golly's ,and Oh my gosh drifted back to the
deserted study hall because outside looking up
were about 40--guess what! Yes, you probably
guessed it. A professor from Upper Ic.-wa Un-
iversity and about 40 of his economics class,
Mr. Selzer came back and asked who would
go with them to the Refrigeration Division and
Woolen Mill. It was with longing eyes that
the government class watched Madeline Oehl
disappear into one of the string of cars and off
they went for a tour of the refrigeration plant,
bakery, cabinet shop, woolen mill, and other
points of interest in the Amanas. The tour was
followed by dinner at the Ox Yoke Inn.
At about two o'clock the procedure of the
morning was repeated when the group return-
ed. to the school. All the girls were ready and
willing to go to the auditorium to talk to
them but Mr. Selzer and Mr. Neveln finally
It was with fond departing glances and
many a sigh from A. H. S. students fsighs of
relief fro-m the boys and sorrow from the girlsj
that the 40 boys again took to the road.
Miss ,Oehl's only comment was a hubba
hubba! This statement was delivered with a
definite lift of the eyebrows and all the other
girls seemed to agree.
-Betty jane Lipman
OH! THOSE FRESHIES
HARRIET ACKERMANN--With your ability
to write poetry besides being able to sing, you
should be able to woo your man with very
GEORGE BERGER--Why don't you use that
technique that you portrayed at the Halloween
party to someone who will appreciate it?
RICHARD EICHACKER--The seat near the
window was put there to study and not to
gaze out of the Window.
NORMAN GEIGER--You seem to be rather
bashful but I guess if we'll give you enough
rope you'll be doing okay.
MELVIN GRAESSER--Don't take the army say-
ing "Wipe that smile off your face' too' ser-
HARSRIET HEGEWALD AND ALICE GEYER
--We thought the new ruling was to leave the
school building after school hours. What is
the attraction? Not the baseball team coming
in from practice?
BILLY METZ--Take to heart the saying "Cur-
iosity killed a cat."
KATHLEEN MOESSNER--Are you practicing
to be Vera Vague's double? Or does all that
energy and vitality come naturally?
ELSIE MOSER--Are candy bars and ice cream
cones included in your "strict" diet?
ROY MOSER--How about growing up and act-
ing like a gentleman!
ALVIN MOUCHKA--When will you begin to
understand that school is for the purpose of
gaining knowledge and becoming a prize-fight-
FREDRICK RENNER--How about conducting
a class on "How to make Fudge"?
VIOLET RETTIG--You seem to be doing pret-
ty well for yourself with the A. H. S. alumni--
how about showing us a trick or two!
HENRY TRUMPOLD--Why not try eating
growing mash, maybe that will do the trick!
LEROY TRUMPOLD--just where did you get
that shiner? Are you sure it was a snowball?
LOLA ZABOKRTSKY--just why aren't you in-
terested in the time of day anymore? Time go-
es on, you know!-Lillian Divkel.
THE MORNING AFTER THE
Frederic Renner's definition of the A. H. S.
is Ah Have Suffered!
DUEL IN THE SUN
It was morning on the prairie,
The sun was shining bright,
When I loosened my holster
For it was fitting to' tight.
Across the plains came riding
A dangerous looking lad,
So I up and drew my "44,"
This made him very mad.
He jumped off his stallion
And looked me in the eye,
I then had a gruesome feeling
That I was going to die.
I asked the critter for his name
But he did not reply,
Later all he said was,
"Brother, you're going to die."
This made me very angry
So I challenged to a duel,
For I was very stubborn,
Stubborn as a mule.
We faced each other back to back,
We each ten paces took,
And when I filled him full of lead
It turned him like a book.
He then turned and plugged me, too.
We got up and rofde awayg
And when the sun went down
There dawned another day.
This may all sound very silly
And full of vigor and zest,
We didn't die because we each
Had on a bullet-proof vest.
STUDY HALL SURVEY
Let us imagine that we are one of the teach-
ers conducting a study hall. As we wander
around the room we see:
Jeanette Franke with her nose buried in the
latest novel. She manages to tear herself away
long enough to greet her friends, however.
Leroy passing around a bag of eats to the
gals around him. How about passing it a-
round a little farther next time--we are hun-
Anne Marie and Willard L. having a gigg-
ling gay time. just what goes on between you
Betty Jane, either taking her afternoon
beauty sleep or sneezing continuously disturb-
ing the peace and quiet around her.
Willard Hegewald paying more attention
to Kathleen than to his German. Carl Albert,
a similar case, making goo goo eyes at our new
Oh, Oh! Henry and Carolyn again, com-
municating with each other across the study
hall. Eyes can talk, can't they?
Billy Metz straining his ears and eyes to
get the low-down on what is going on around
him. You'll soon be a walking encyclopedia
if you keep this up.
The freshmen slyly working their way over
to Harriet A.'s desk. Why? Probably to get
help in algebra.
Dorothy with a wad of paper in her hand
aiming for a hole in the register trying to
make a basket. Now we know why the study
hall couldn't get warm, the register blocked
up with Dorothy's paper wads.
Fred making the rounds again. He starts
at Glenn's desk, whispers a few words, and
giggles. That done, he strides over to Ronald
--a little noisier now and the giggle turned into
a laugh. Finally he comes to his best pal Theo.
Fred pulls up a chair standing close by and
prepares to have a long uninterrupted chat.
Oh, Oh! Here comes the teacher, and off goes
Fred slowly but surely making his way back
to his desk, not missing any chance to tease
and irritate anyone close by.
Melvin trying to find something more to his
liking than the open book in front of him.
Norman, Billy S., and Dickie rate a big grin.
The forty minutes are almost up. Have the
students really mastered something? Well, the
next recitation will tell the tale.
Virginia Metz is having a difficult time
trying to decide whether to become the assist-
ant store manager at Middle or to assist the
driver for the jay's Potato Chip Company on
his Monday route.
Lillian Berger, why the sudden friendliness
with a certain freshman girl? Could her
brother be the reason?
CAN YOU IMAGINE
The freshmen respecting the seniors?
Alvin Moucha with a butch haircut?
Fred Baumgartner finding his own seat in the
Vernon Hoppe dating?
Virginia Metz not flirting with the available
bachelors in school?
Leroy Trumpold studying?
Billy Metz without hair oil?
The twins not being twins?
Glenn Wendler paying attention in English
The five senior girls without their mid-morning
snack and caffee klatch?
Fred Hahn not brushing back his wave?
Roy Moser acting like a gentleman?
Study hall without the little "tinkling" bell?
Miss Leichsenring loosing her temper?
Lillian Berger without freckles?
Miss Rouner with a frown?
Kathleen Moessner with a southern drawl?
Dorothy Trumpold giving a pep talk?
Betty Jane coming to school with jeans?
George Eichacker flunking a test?
Mr. Neveln without a tie?
Harriet Hegewald doing the rumba?
A YEAR AT A. H. S.
A new semester here began
When we returned to school in jan.
A Y-Teen party gay and merry
On Valentine's in February.
School activities near and far
All come up in the month of Mar.
The month when lion and lamb do caper
And young men's -fancy turn, that's Apr.
After graduation day V .
School let out in the month of May.
June, july and August fly,
Then it's back to Senior High.
juniors sadly still remember
Seniors present last September.
Seniors nasty tricks concoct
For the freshmen, last of Oct.
To finish their work the students strove
Vacation was due in the month of Nov.
"Merry Christmas to you all,"
Students in December call.
OH, MY! WHAT IS OUR SCHOOL
One day, one of our more talented pupils
fwe shan't mention the name, gave a demon-
stration of bird whistles and calls. He imi-
tated such birds as the oriole, crow, hawk,
robin. Finally he came to the last one and
out came "Let me out, let me out." After
being asked by the puzzled group as to the
name of such a bird, he said, "A jail-bird."
Miss Rouner is having such a hard time
with her pupils that she has to resort to pro'-
fanity. One day in science class slie told her
pupils to talk to their parents about the "dam
business" fCoralville Dam, that isj.
Mr. Selzer certainly had the boys worried
one day when he told the economics class that
at times the government has to step in and
take over the union suits.
Miss Leichsenring, just what did happen the
day you missed the noon bus back to school.
It seems that the students aren't the only ones
subject to school fever.
If one would not know better we might
almost get the idea that the A. H. S. was an
institution for love to bloom instead of know-
ledge to- bloom. How about that, G. W.-
M. J. S., C. H. -H. Z., E. Z., -R. H.?
Baseball days are here once more,
To fun and fame they open a door.
Women, as men, love the game
And cheer their heroes on to fame.
Action will start in major league parks,
Then fire will spring from pre-seaion sparks.
All teams of both leagues their uniforms don,
And lo and behold, the race will be on.
Many new heroes of unsung fame,
Like the A's Lou Brissie, the boy who was
Will shine and stand out as the nation's best,
Different and better than all the rest.
McCarthy back to Boston has gone,
As other clubs stars did pawn.
We'll see in a while just what effect
These trades have had--and what neglect.
No' one can tell for sure as yet,
But I'll wager with anyone a fairly safe bet,
Come August, September, and the end of the
The Cards and the Yankees will land in first
THE FIRST DAY AND THE
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of school is the day no stu-
dent wants to think about, but when it comes
to be the last day of school you can't keep the
students from thinking about that day. The
first day of school is very noisy because all
the students tell each other what has happened
during the summer vacation. The last day of
school is even noisier than the first day because
all the students are glad that another year has
gone by. Of course there is still a little un-
happiness about what the report card will say.
When the day comes for report cards to be
handed out and the students see that they go
on to the next grade, then the joy and happi-
ness comes out.
ARE THERE ANY HWISER MENU?
"A wise man learns from his experiencesg
a wiser man learns from the experiences of
others." As I read this quotation the first
thought that came to me was the ninth of six-
teen scientific attitudes that my biology teach-
er had given us to learn during the first class
period in that subject. The ninth scientific
attitude as I remember it, stated, "A scientist
prefers to do his own experimenting but when
it will help he is ready and willing to use the
observations of other people."
We know that it is only through experience
that mankind has learned, and progressed.
Many of the most difficult problems must be
solved by a simple trial and error method.
Man and the world would never have pro-
gressed beyond the infant stage if it were not
possible for man to learn and profit from his
A child plays with fire or goes too close to
a hot stove until one day he burns himself.
The next time he will know better. A parent's
warning would not do. Experience and only
experience must teach him.
A high school student won't learn that only
previous study will get the test written and
returned with a good grade. The student
won't listen to advise, though. He has to fail
a test before he even begins to wish he had
The reckless driver has to have an accident
before he realizes that he is a menace to hu-
These people are wise enough to know bet-
ter the second time. They learned from their
own experiences. I
Why does the child have to be painfully
burned? Why must the driver have an accident
and injure or even kill someone? Vfhy must
these things happen before people realize that
they were wrong and someone else was right in
trying to tell them so? Why could they not
be wiser and learn from someone else's exper-
others and pay attention to their experiences.
The child has probably not developed the
mental power to learn from o-thers, but the
teen-age boy or girl and an adult should be
able to learn from the experience of others.
A normal adult mind should be able to put the
experiences of others into use for himself.
In a laboratory two' dogs were shown how
three other dogs were held every time they
tried to escape through one particular opening.
When these two dogs were released, one hesi-
tated, but the other immediately chose the sec-
ond means of escape and was not caught. He
learned from the experience of the other dogs.
Man, who believes he has reached height of
mental developement for this day and age,
seems sometimes not able to do what the dog
in the laboratory did. For example, no matter
how many traffic accidents we see and hear
about we still can't learn from these and try
harder to avoid them. On the contrary, we still
insist on making our highways a place for the
mass destruction of lives every day.
far as I can see there are far too few
men" of whom the quotation speaks.
are too few people who will listen too
Until the time when someone finds a way
to teach people the value of the experiences of
others and how to make use of tltem first
hand experience seems the only thing for these
"well informed" people who inhabit this earth.
Everyone seems to be from the "show me"
state. They wonder why no one ever told
them. The truth however, is that they have
been told, only they didn't listen.
Learning from the experiences of others seems
to be a scientific attitude made for scientists
and not for the average person.
"IN THE SPRING A YOUNG IVIANS
FANCY" TURNS TO THOUGHTS
OF BASEBALL A
Spring brings different thoughts to differ-
ent individuals. The country, the village, and
the town folks begin to get out their hoe and
rake, preparing to force Jack Frost into hiber-
nation for the summer. The children already
think of the time when school will be over for
the year and they can again turn to their care-
free and happy ways, playing games and annoy-
ing mother with their mischief. To the teen-
age girls a strange fever comes around, which
seems to be quite contagious. This is called
"spring fever." Exactly what effect it has on
the girls I don't know, but they seem to be
walking on clouds and not making any sense.
One just has to humor them until they are out
of this trance, which usually lasts a few days.
But the boy's thoughts and fever strictly
have to do with baseball. As soon as the last
snow has melted, the baseball atmosphere
creeps into the school. It begins with a meet-
ing open to anyone interested in baseball.
Then a captain and a manager are elected, and
now things start rolling. Soon one sees the no-
tice "Baseball practice after school." That is
the time when one really begins to realize that
spring is here and that soon our gang will be
competing against other teams with the same
baseball fever. After a few weeks of practice
this day finally comes.
The girls at this point also go out for base-
ball. No, not as players or bench warmers, but
simply as reinforcements with their cheering
and rooting for our train, whether they're win-
ning or losing.
On the way home from these games all you
hear is "Boyl what a game," "Good play,
jiml", "What a dandy catch," or "The umpire
certainly favored the opponents", and the girls
or anyone else for that matter have a hard
time trying to distract the boys' attention.
And so as the season goes along, just as
the girls talk shop about clothes so the boys
talk of baseball.
SCHOOL IN THE SPRING
You wander slowly, you hear the bell,
But your thoughts are not where they ought
You have no ambition, no excuse will sell,
Because the teacher's thoughts are where yours
So you're off to school in the spring.
You climb the stairs, they're higher novi
Than they were 'ere the lovely spring was here.
You walk to your seat, and wrinkle your brow-
Why hadn't you studied while your thoughts
So you sit in school in the spring.
You come to class. Where can it be?
"I had it here just a minute before!"
The paper's gone--what a lovely tree!
Your springtime thoughts are with the
But you're here in school in the spring.
The bell again, you hear it ring,
And you're happy that class is o'er once more.
Another bell, but this is spring
And your steps are lighter as they cross the
It's the end of school in the spring.
The first Christmas I remember was the one
when I was three years old. The day after
Thanksgiving my heart would thump with joy
and my stocking would be hung up. At night
I would try my best to keep awake so that I
could see Santa Claus. Finally my wish came
true. One Saturday afternoon we went to
Cedar Rapids,'and Mother took me to see San-
ta. I was scared stiff, but since Mother was
with me my nerves eased up. There was quite
a line of children to see Santa. Finally my turn
came. I approached him rather slowly but then
talked with him quite a while. I told him
everything I would like to have. Upon leaving
I received a book about Santa's reindeer. Many
was the time the book was lent to my little
friends. The reason I remember this Christmas
was that my wish to see Santa had come true.
THE STORY OF RUSTY
The story of this cat begins when he was
already one fourth grown. When our little
black and white cat got run over by a car, we
decided we must have another cat, so we went
to a farm to get one. On the farm there was
a nice three-colored cat which our family
would of liked to have. She was nice but she
was a mean cat. My brother and I tried for
half and hour to catch her but couldn't.
Then we decided on a white and yellow
tomcat. Although it is said that tomcats are
lazy, we took him.
He was very shy, but we penned him up for
a few days and then let him out. He didn't
run away. He liked it better at our house than
at the farm. Often he brought a Sparrow or a
mouse and ate it all but the feathers, a spar-
Now he started to- grow to an enormous
size, long and fat but still not lazy. Because
of his rusty color we called him Rusty. Al-
though he never comes when you call his name,
he listens when you say it.
We taught him a few things. One is to
follow us when we call him and he does it.
He always goes along to our neighbor'se house.
We taught him to sit on the window sill if he
wanted to come in or go out.
Now he will soon be a year old, and al-
ready he has grown to the length of two feet
three inches from the tip of his nose to the tip
of his tail. If he keeps on growing like this,
he will soon look more like a dachshund than
SPRINGS "NEW LOOKU
Oh! to be in Amana no-w that April's l'ere.
The grounds all around are changing from the
old snowy to the new Spring look. The sun is
busy melting the snow while the grass is busy
getting ready for the new green look. The
showers of April are certain to bring May
flowers for the tulips are already popping out
of the earth. The rain refreshes the earth,
which smells so fresh after the people have
been plowing it. The burning piles of leaves
give the air a springlike aroma. That's cer-
tainly a good sign that spring is well on the
The chickens are running around outside
and are very careful not to wander too far, for
getting lost. Tlzey are beginning to
the extra feathers that were so import-
ant during the winter months.
The babies are also expressing their happi-
ness by gurgling at the lovely weather. They
welcome the sun after the long cold winter
months that kept them from go-ing outdoors.
The youngstersbusy themselves with playing
softball and baseball. Here and there you fee
boys in fields flying their kites, while others
are trying to get a tangled kite string out of
a tree. On the street corners you see young
mothers with their brand new buggies giving
their babies the first glimpse of spring.
All these and countless other things are
what really gives spring that "new look."
TD THE READERS DF THE 1948 BUGLE
ln former years the "Bugle" usually constituted the work of the senior
class as a whole under the direction of Miss Moershel. It is not the work of
days or weeks or- even a month. The "Bugle', as you see it is the work of
the entire school year. Early in September the editors, Shirley Shoup and
Betty Jane Lipman, met for the first time to plan this yearis issue, and the
first articles by the seniors were due October 7. The last work was done
during the week of the 26th to the 30th of April.
This year the work began with two editors and eleven reporters. Differ-
ent students were in charge of such departments as music, Y-Teens, dramat-
ics, or general school news. As the second semester drew near, it was found
that Shirley would be at the University of Iowag Fred Hahn, Don Meyer,
Raymond Oehl, and Reynold Moessner would be workingg Marjorie Leich-
senring and Lillian Dickel would be working a half day, and Marie Meyer
would be leaving school altogether. All of these seniors had worked hard and
done their share of writing during the Iirst semester. Then there remained
just one editor and six seniors to write, three of whom were in school only
one half day. The entire schedule was upset. Everyone was writing what
someone else was supposed to, and even though this seemed contrary to etii-
cient planning, it was the only way to get the "Bugle" published.
Most of the writing was done by Lillian Berger, r Virginia Metz, Henry
Zscherny, Vernon Smith, Marjorie Leichsenring, and Lillian Dickel. This
was due to the fact that these students were in school both semesters. Much
credit is due Virginia, who typed almost all of the written articles, and Betty
Jane Lipman, who spent many hours checking, editing, and assembling the
As you may have noticed, there is a page devoted to each of the grades
T-8, 9, '10, and 11, as well as a page for the Amana and South schools. In
the writing of these articles the editor was actively assisted by Gene Kellen-
berger and Mary Ellen Bahndorf of the Tth grade and Joan Foerstner and
Lorraine Leichsenring of the 8th grade in gathering the immaterial for the jun-
ior high page. In high school, freshman Harriet Ackerman, sophomore
Carolyn Hahn, and junior Madeline Oehl are responsible for most of the work
on the pages assigned to each of these classes. The teachers in the schools
at Amana and South, Miss Zimmerman, Mrs. Randall, and Mrs. Disterhoft,
helped one of the senior students compile the information on this page.
All other people worked hard in getting together a school annual that
everyone would like. The articles were written and the pages planned with
the reader in mind. We hope you enjoy reading this issue. If you especially
like some part,why not tell the person who wrote it next time you see him.
We are sure they would like to hear about what you enjoy in the 1948 "Buglef'
M arch 4
School picnic at Palisades Park
Parent-Teacher pot-luck slipper
Senior pictures taken at Lasswell Studio
Y-Teen Conference at Fairfield, Iowa
Juniors receive class rings
Teachers meeting at Des Moines
School Board banquet
Musical Program -- band and chorus
Y-Teen assembly Thanksgiving program
Pictures on conservation by Mr. Ashby
No school because of ice -
Senior class play, "Cheese Cottage"
Y-Teen Christmas program
School Christmas program: "King of Kings"
Christmas vacation begins
Christnlas alld New Year vacation ends
Music talent test by Wurlitzer dz Maddy Co.
State T. B. tests
Junior play, "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden"
School attends Cincinnati Symphony at
School goes to art exhibit at Iowa City and
sees play 'lThe Elegant Mr. Emperor"
Y-Teen Dad-Daughter Banquet
Y-Teen conference at Des Moines
Grade school operetta, 'iHanse1 and Grete1"
Band contest at Monticello
Parkinson Music Ensemble
Spring baseball season opens
Senior skip day
Y-Teen Mother Daughter Banquet
Style show n
Finals - Semester tests
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