Amana High School - Bugle Yearbook (Amana, IA)

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STfi'!i J YEARBOOK 1947-1948 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 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 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY AWARDS 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 CLASS DAY 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 Strawberry Point. -Marjorie Leichsenring SENIOR NEWS 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- erny. -Virginia Metz SIGNIFICANT FACTS 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 girls graduating. 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 BACCALAUREATE SERVICES 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 parents. -Lillian Berger IUNIOR-SENIOR BANOUET 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 wishing well. 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: Poppy Tears Ctomato juice! Snowball Blossoms Humming Birds Qmashed potatoesj fveal cutletj Green Arbor Ccombination saladj Stepping Stones Murky Pool fhot rose rollsj fcoffeej Orchids Cripple P161 After the dinner the following program was presented: 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 'l:Ronald Hertel Glenn Wendler Carl Albert Theo Setzer -Madeline Oehl 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- ation Dept. 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. -Vernon Smith CLASS HISTORY 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- Schmidt. 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 year. -Virginia Metz 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 z 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 sfaff 4 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 ISHS 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. WHl'J'.'-3 WHD- 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 the time. 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. SENIOR MEMORIES 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." -Lillian Berger MEMORIES , 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 the others. 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 print next. 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 MEMORIES 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- ICSL -Virginia Metz Five 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 MEMORIES 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 worth while. 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. -Marjory Leichsenring Six BAND 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 students. There are twenty-six members in the band at present. Students playing the various instru- ments are: CLARINETS Virginia Dietrich Marlene Hahn Lee Herr Howard Jeck Kathleen Moessner Violet Rettig Janet Wendler Lola Zabokrtsky Joan Foerstner CORNETS: Leona Clemens Jeanette Franke Willard Lippmann Elsie Moser Henry Moser Anna Marie Schuhmacher Theo Setzer William Shoup TROMBONES: Ronald Hertel Jimmy Graichen Lorraine Leichsenring TUBA: Glenn Wendler SNARE DRUM: Emily Setzer Carolyn Hahn BASS DRUM: Elsie Zimmerman CYMBALS: Dorothy Eichacker BELLS: Roy Setzer 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. -Marjorie Leichsenring -.. .... 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- gram. -Lillian Berger . W BAND CONCERT AND VOCAL PAGEANT 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 students participated. 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 Hergert. 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 mixed chorus. 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 lens 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- eye Downs. -Betty Jane Lipman BAND CONCERT The auditorium of the Amana High School was the setting for an instrumental concert on March 19, presented by the Amana,School band. Three vocal selections, "April Showers," "Shortnin' Bread," and "Heaven," sung by the junior high school chorus, commenced the evening's entertainment, 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, Ronald Hertelg Lola Zabokrtsky, Vlfayfarer Reverie," by Jeanette Franke, Theo Setzer, Carl Unglenk, Ronald Hertel, Lorraine Leichsenring, and Glenn Wendler. 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. -Lillian Berger PARKINSON MUSICAL. 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". -Lillian Dickel Y 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. -Marjorie Leichsenring IH-IN CHEESE COTTAGE On December 5 a large crowd gathered at the high school auditorium to see "Cheese Cot- tage," the senior class play directed by Miss Moershel.' 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 fun begins. 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- ed rest. -Lillian Berger ....M..,T. 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- in' "? Fred Baumgartner, a living Dickin's char- acter? 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- den". 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 asleep. 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. --Marjorie Leichsenring ART EXHIBIT 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 Ha . Transportation for the trip was provided by Mr. Selzer driving the school bus. -Lillian Berger house are girls they who have enter the Polishing off of the "soup" after the play, "Cheese Cottage." Betty's escapade with Ulla, with Dopey try- ing to save the situation. Seven "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- senior banquet. 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 1860. 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. -Reynold Moessner MUSICAL MEMORIES "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 a song. ---Rosemarie Lipman Eigln. 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 freshmen girls. 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 Elsie Moser. 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. -Virginia Metz 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 drive. 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 clu s. Mr. Selzer took the group on a tour of the capitol building and grounds before starting home. -Virginia Metz Y-TEEN "SISTER" 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. -Virginia Metz 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 restaurant. -Virginia Metz ISD-lb Y-TEEN PROGRAM 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 boutonniere. 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. -Virginia Metz SURPRISE PARTY FOR SENIOR Y-TEENS 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 April 30. 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- ings. 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 -Rosemarie I.ipman were: Lillian Son- lil-lb 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- ence. 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 morning. Our first day at camp was devoted to re- gistration and getting settled in our assigned cabins. 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, Wisconsin. 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 of religion. -Lillian Dickel Y-TEEN VISITOR 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 program. 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. -Virginia Metz 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- rum. 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 were accompanists. 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- mas cookies. 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. -Virginia Metz FATHER-DAUGHTER BANOUET 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. -Virginia Metz Nine 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. Twenty-six girls second semester ficers served on The program 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- Schuhmacher. The were: Elsie Zim- Berger, Alice Gey- Moessner, Dorothy 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 Club. 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 Des Moines. -Virginia Metz 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. -Lillian Dickel 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 ISHS IUNIORS ACTIVE IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES 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 respectively. - 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 chairman. 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- sor. 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. SPRING BLOSSOMS 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 year. -Rosemarie Lipman TH E .J U N I El R S SPRINGSCAPE "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 Roestti 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. -Madeline Oehl 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. -Lillian Roemig Eleven 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! -Rosemarie Lipman SPRING robins are singing a sweet love song, days are passing so swiftly alon,.:g Again all the world is bright with joy, And The The glad are the hearts of each girl and boy. The And The 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. -Lillian Roemig 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! 1 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, And When You Except music fills the air, no one's in the room, realize that everything is fair-- for school! -Mary jane Seifert fxvelvt' , HAIL, SOPHOMORES1 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. Neveln, respectively. 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. -Leona Clemens 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. -Jeanette Franke THE SDPHEIMEIREE SPRING FEVER The birds are singing, The bees are buzzing, And I just sit here, Doing nozzing. -Charles Roemig BARGAIN SHOPPING 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- ly 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 le t. 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 then. -William Roemig BARGAIN SHOPPING Bargain shopping happens to be my favor- ite pastime, but only when there is a sale, of course. 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. -Carolyn Hahn HHS 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. -Elsie Zimmerman CHRISTMAS PARAGRAPI-IS 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. -Charles Roemig 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 if their 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 l 50-lh YEAH, FRESHMEN! 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 instrumental music. 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- ring, respectively. 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. SCIENCE PROIECTS 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 pendulum. 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 HALLOWEEN The frost is on the pumpkin, The witch is on her broom, The seniors put the freshmen In the pepper room. from it. 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. -Alice Geyer W J 1 .L 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 door, There were all kinds of pretty presents on the floor. 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. r-Elsie Moser THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE junior is sitting on the floor playing with his brand new train, Grandpa is taking a short walk trying out his gold-tipped cane, Baby brother is having fun drumming with his new toy drum, Sister Sue is on the phone, telling jane to hurry and come, 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. -Harriet Ackerman ililllI'lt'6ll 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 Amana clubhouse. 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- nace. 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. -Fredrick Renner HALLOWEEN 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. -George CHRISTMAS DAY Christmas day is here again, The day that Christ was born In a stable in Bethlehem On bright and sunny morn. -Kathleen Moessncr HALLOWEEN 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. -Lola Zabokrtsky Berger HALLOWEEN Hooray for Halloween! The witches can be seen. The ghosts will be here, too. To see what you will do. -Harriet Acherman Et'u"ee" SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES 1948 FIRST IUNIOR HIGH AT MIDDLE AMANA 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 ATTENDANCE RECORDS 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 important happenings. 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 others. 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 business forms. VALENTINE PARTY 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 cream cone. CHRISTMAS PARTY 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 day. 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. -Luella Blechschmidt 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 o. 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 the best. -Lorraine Leichsenring 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 woodpecker. 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! such chatter! 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 down...crack:..... The tree is chopped down and is no longer living. -Marlene I-Ialn SANDY'S BIOGRAPHY 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. -Lee Herr 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. -Theo. Dahl .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. -joan Foerstner AMANA HIGH SCHDCIL BASEBALL TEAM LEFT TO RIGHT FRONT ROW Reynold Moessner SECON D ROW Richard Eiclwaclcer THIRD ROW Coacl'1Selzer Henry Moser Vernon FALL BASEBALL Alllllllll l N4ll'W2lyU Alllilllkl Ill Alllilllll T Uuiirnyl Alilllllilfz Annum 18 Wulfiml 2 Annum I2 gxlllklllii 21 Annum: l Deep Kiwi' 4 lSu0tirmal Tournamcntl Amgqlm S Alllilllil H Henry Zsclwerny Ivan Reiliman Don Meyer Raymond Oelil Melvin Graesscr Roy Moser Henry Trurnpold Glenn Wendler Leroy Trumpold Billy Melz Reiliman Willard Hegewald Vernon Hoppe Ronald Herlel Walton-il 4 Alllilllil 5 lbxfiml H AIIHIIHI 14 Salim li! Alllilllkl U CHl1l'Uy 4 Alllilllii Ill Solon 50 Alllilllil 4 Uxllvrni 4 Alllilllil I9 SPRING Norway 4 XV:lll'u1'1l T Atkins H Xvzllfmmrrl 5 Oxl'nr1l2 .Xlkills I4 BASEBALL Annzum I lu2ll't'llg1U ll Arlllklllil IH Uullruy 8 Alllklllil li Bl'4Nllilyll ll' lSectional Tournament? Airmim 5 Uxfmwl I-I 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 science. 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 countries. 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 second semester. -Lillian Berger 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- fore Thanksgiving. 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. -John Shoup LINDY 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 creative project. 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. --Lillian Berger PHYSICAL TRAINING 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. -Gladys Shoup INIY VACATION 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 home. -john Dickel MY PET 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 barking. When the dog wants a bath she walks in mud puddles. -Marguerite Renner 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 broken leg. Besides teaching music and art, Mrs. Beck taught the children various folk dances. -Lillian Berger MY DOG 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 gray. 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. -Arlene Graesser INIY PIGEONS 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. -Dean Berger MY PET 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 Stubbie. -William McKinney 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! ' -Florence Oehl 1 lt!-lb SCHOOL PICNIC 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- SUIT. 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 waitresses. 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 coffee. . 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. William Jeck. -Lillian Dickel HALLOWEEN PARTY 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 Kathleen Moessner. 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 and guests. 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. A-Donald Meyer 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 instructors. 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- lish 7. 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 literature. -Lillian Dickel, Reynold Moessner, Marie Meyer HALLOWEEN PARTY October 31, that's Halloween, When ghosts and witches are supposed to be seen, 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 o. 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 diet.J 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, Mr. The "No, never!" the audience was heard to shout. The The 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 mess. 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. -Fredrick Renner 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- noon. 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. --Raymond Oehl Dt'X'lfI.lEt5Il NEW EQUIPMENT 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- ment. 'lhe home economics equipment purchased this year includes pinking shears and a new Singer sewing machine to make a total of five machines. 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 .... " -Henry Zscherny CHRISTIVIAS CONCERT 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- itorium. 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 "Silent Night." -Vernon Smith 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. --Fred Hahn Dlfgliteeii 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 about. 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 fzchool students. 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. -Lillian Berger TUBERCULOSIS TEST 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- dents personally. -Henry Zscherny STYLE SHOW 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 room. TEACHERS BANQUET 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- resses. 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- dle. 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. -Virginia Metz 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- ing seniors. 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 the seniors. 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 others. 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 I9-lb 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 view it. -Lillian Berger 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. -Henry Zscherny LOOKING BACK AT LAST YEAR'S SENIORS William Albert - works in Amana Meat Mar- ket. 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 is psychology. Rose Ehrle - is attending University of Iowa. Elsie Mae Flick - graduated from A, I. B. in March and is now working in Main Office in Amana. Theo Griess - returned from 17 months' service in Armed Forces. Mary Ann Haas - works as a waitress in Col- ony Inn. 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 Japan. 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 Falls. 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 Market. 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 Department. Esther Solbrig - is attending the Beauty Acad- emy at Des Moines. Melvin Trumpold - works for jack Fordyce in Cedar Rapids. Harold Wendler - is working with Al's Con- struction crew. -Betty jane Lipman ISI-lb SKIP DAY "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 assignments. "We leave you with this thought--Keep Smiling" 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. -Marjorie Leichsenring 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- dents. Complexion ........ .... Hair ................. Eyes ........ Ears ......... Nose ....... Figure ........ Lips ........ Teeth ...... Legs ........... Hands ............... Personality .......... Best Dressed ............. Best Mannered ......... Hair ..................... .... Eyes ......... Ears ......... Nose ....... Build ....... Teeth ......... Hands ........ ,................ Personality ................. Best Dresseed ......., Charles and GIRLS ...............Dorothy Eichacker ......................Virginia Metz ..........Harriet Ackerman ......Els1e Zimmermann.. ..................Elsie Moser ..............Alice Geyer ..........Shirley Shoup .............Lillian Berger ..................V1olet Rettig ........Dorothy Trumpold ..............Lillian Dickel ..,............Kathleen Moessner .......................Lillian Sontag BOYS ....................Henry Zscherny .............Donald Meyer .........Henry Trumpold ...........Ronald Hertel .........Vernon Reihman .........Henry Moser Setzer Albert William Roemig Best Mannered ................................ Ivan Reihman IOURNALISM CONFERENCE 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 home. NEW STUDENT 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 present schools. -Lillian Dickel 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 Nineteen 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- ber 2. 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 VACCINATION 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- tration. , 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- sters. Approximately 150 students took advan- tage of the program. -Betty jane Lipman VISIT FROM UPPER IOWA 1 UNIVERSITY 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 be one. 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 a Wednesday. 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, all men. 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 won out. 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 Twenty 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- iousl . 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- er. 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 NIGHT BEFORE 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. -Raymond Oehl 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- gry, too. Anne Marie and Willard L. having a gigg- ling gay time. just what goes on between you two? 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 student, Beverly. 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? ,Y CAN YOU IMAGINE The freshmen respecting the seniors? Alvin Moucha with a butch haircut? Fred Baumgartner finding his own seat in the study hall? 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 class? 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? -Lillian Dickel IH-Us 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 COMING TO? 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.? -Lillian Dickel PRE-SEASON PREDICTIONS 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 lame, 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 race The Cards and the Yankees will land in first place. -Madeline Oehl IH-lb 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. -Charles Roemig 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 experiences. 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 studied more. The reckless driver has to have an accident before he realizes that he is a menace to hu- manity. 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- ience? As "wiser There 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. -Betty Lipman "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. -Lillian Dickel SCHOOL IN THE SPRING You wander slowly, you hear the bell, But your thoughts are not where they ought to be. You have no ambition, no excuse will sell, Because the teacher's thoughts are where yours should be. 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 were clear? 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 no more. But you're here in school in the spring. class 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 floor- It's the end of school in the spring. -Rosemarie Lipman l'xxenly-one CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS 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. -Virginia Krauss 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- row's feathers. 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 a cat. -Robert Trumpold 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 way. The chickens are running around outside and are very careful not to wander too far, for fear of shed all 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." -Helen Kraus 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 completed articles. 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' 19417-1948 CALENDAR September 2 27 October 8 17 25 31 November 3 ti-7-8 lt! 21 26 27-28 December 2 4 5 17 19 20 January 5 15 16 February 20 M arch 4 10 11 16 17 19 20 27 April 2 3 5 9 21 28 May 4 I1 14 15 16 17-18 19 20 21 School begins School picnic at Palisades Park Parent-Teacher pot-luck slipper Senior pictures taken at Lasswell Studio Y-Teen Conference at Fairfield, Iowa Halloween party Juniors receive class rings Teachers meeting at Des Moines School Board banquet Musical Program -- band and chorus Y-Teen assembly Thanksgiving program 'I'hanksgivin,q vacation 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" film shown Christmas vacation begins Christnlas alld New Year vacation ends Music talent test by Wurlitzer dz Maddy Co. Semester tests State T. B. tests Scout program Junior play, "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden" Teachers' banquet School attends Cincinnati Symphony at Cedar Rapids School goes to art exhibit at Iowa City and sees play 'lThe Elegant Mr. Emperor" Y-Teen Dad-Daughter Banquet Band Concert Y-Teen conference at Des Moines Hood Friday Grade school operetta, 'iHanse1 and Grete1" Band contest at Monticello Parkinson Music Ensemble Spring baseball season opens Senior skip day Sophomore party Y-Teen Mother Daughter Banquet Style show n Junior-Senior Banquet Class day Baccalaureate services Finals - Semester tests Colnxnencennent School picnic Nt'll04'rl 1-loses


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