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Through these portals pass the students of the An1ta Publzc School. Their story ex
tends from the hrst mornxng m kmdergarten to the graduatlon procession on Commencement
night Durmg this short span of years, there has been the combmed joy and sorrow equally
shared by students and an understandmg faculty Thls story goes on the same from generatlon
to generatmon, yet It never grows old
Through the pages of thls Spartan we have tried to relive some of the memorable events
of the 1953 1954 school year lf thxs record recalls to your mlnd some experience of joy,
then the Spartan staff w1l1 feel amply repazd for whatever effort has gone mto the book
Volume III 1954 Annual Staff
ANITA STATE BANK
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Drake University M- A.
M R. RAY DORSEY
MRS. MARILYN ROBXNSON
Secretary of School
Secretary of Board
Graduate of Anita - 1951
In These We
. DREXEL CHADWICK
DR. JAMES O5EN
We owe a great deal of gratitude to
the school board whose influence is wide-
spread and affects the life of each student
as well as every citizen of the Anita com-
M R. KENNETH TURNER
MR. WAYNE JEVVETT
Class Motto: We Build The Ladder
By Which We Rise
Graduation Date: May 19, 1954
Class Colors: Navy Blue and Rose
Class Flower: White Rose
MR. JOHN L. POWERS tll
B. C. S. Drake University, 1949
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Bookkeeping, Shorthand, Senior
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Clarinet Quartet 5,45 Clarinet Solo 5,45 Pep Club 15 Cheer-
leader 2,35 Declam 5,43 Class Play 5,45 Class President 45
G. A. A. l,Z,3,45 Annual Staff 4, Basketball l,Z,5,45 Drum
Majorette 5,41 Student Council President 4, Homecoming
Basketball l,Z,3,4L Football l,5,49 Baseball l.Z,l,4L Class
Play Prompter 55 Class Play 4g Secretary Z5 Vice-President 4,
Cheerleader Z5 Science Club 45 Annual Staff 4.
CAROL ANN DORSEY
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Publicity 55 Class Vice-President 55 Class Secretary 45
G. A. A. l,Z,3,45 G. A. A. Vice-Pre-sident -15 Basketball
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Football l,Z,5,4g Track 4,45 Baseball 15 Boys' Glec Club
l,Z,3,45 Mixed Chorus l,Z,3,45 Class President Z5 Class
Treasurer 45 Student Council 5,45 Student Council Treasurer
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GRACE W AH LLKT
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Mixed Chorus l,5, G- A. A. l,.Z.5,-155h1flent Council Secretary
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RAYMOND DOKSLY, JR.
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Home Economics I and II
West Texas State Teachers
Iowa State College B- S-
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MR. ARTHUR LONG Ill
Seventh Grade General Science
Eighth Grade General Science
Creston Junior College A. B. A-
Tarkio College B. A.
CLAUD EI SMITHER
The annual task of raising money lor class activities by conducting the yearly
magazine salt- conlronted the Sopltomorcs. A It-w ot the flass members also parti-
cipated as servers for the Junior-Senior Prom. In the Iirst part oi September, the
Sophomores selected Gene Karstens, President, Robert Petersen, Vice-President,
and Daryl Kline, Secretary-Treasurer. Mrs. Ruby McDermott was the home room
teacher tor the largest high school Class, forty-one students including Colleen
Whetstone, a transfer from Adair. World history, biology, and English were the re-
quired subjt-cts for the Sophomores and guidance and geornetry were their elective
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WORLD HISTORY ACROSS THE AGES
FIRST ROW: Arthur Wheelock, Raymond Workman, Wanda Wilson, Karen Turner, Beth Sislcr,
SECOND ROW: Jerry Budd, Tom Marnin, Gail Shannon, James Larsen, Sherry Parkinson, Llc-anor
Beaman- THIRD ROW: Dwayne Harmsen, Bob Budd, Joe Marnin, Robert Petersen, sandra Griltin,
Jorene Hughes- FOURTH ROW: Raymond Vais, Dean Osen, Gem- Karsgeng. ABSENT: Gary
Smither and Colleen Whetstone.
WORKING ON BIOLOGY
FIRST ROW: Ramona Workman, Naomi Jensen. SECOND ROW: Margaret Arnett, Rosemary
Pearson, Janet Jewett, Daryl Kline, Roger Steele. Larry Eden- r THIRD ROW: Norma Miller.
Marna Larsen, Arlyn Lund, Bob Wedemeyer, Jack Harris, Marvin Fries- FOURTH ROW: Richard
Legg, Gailyn lessen, Leland Nelson, Melvyn Dorsey, Raymond McAtce.
F rolicsome reshmcn
reshman class, sponsored by Mr. Arthur Long, was Coniposed of eighteen
students from noun, seventeen trorn the country and two translers, Bobby Jo Davis
from West Bend and Steven Reed trom Atlantic- The Class ollicers were President,
Lynn BissellL Vice-President. Toni Dorsey, Secretary, Jerilxlillard, and I'reasurer,
The thirty-seven Freshmen all joined in the Freshrnan initiation, deco-
rated for the Homecoming Dance, and conducted a school Census for future enroll-
ment. General science, home economics I, manual training. English, and algebra
mathematics were the subjects offered to the Freshmen.
GIRLS PARTICIPATING IN ENGLISH
KO'-V: Judy Miner, Margaret Christensen, Sherrill Morgan, Marlene Aupperle. SECOND
Marilyn Chapman, Hazel Daxis, Kay Miller, Sharon Kirkham, Barbara Reynolds- THIRD
Patty Bailey, Peggy TiCknor, Phyllis Carlson, Janelle Hailey, Lillian Phillips. ABSENT:
AAI-QN'T WL INDL'5I'RIOUS"
rtuvvq steven zleerl, Keith Henderson, I'om Dorsey, liirharcl Beaman, Ronald Just, Galen
Larry Mrlniughlint jl-:COND KOW: Larry Ray, Jeri Millard, Gary Simon, Dale Dorsey-
AOW: Lynn Bissell, John Pearson, Harold Scarlett., Francis Vais, Richard Linclblom,
Willrir-rl Pittell-fov.', Gary Symonds, Sherman Claussen, Kobe-rt Just, Merritt, Spry, Gene Hackwell.
Jy,riY,J MRS. RUBY MCDERLIOTT tlhil
" ' Des Moines University B. A.
' English 1 and II
Algebra II and Solid Geometry
MR. HARLEY MCDANII-IL IZJ
Manual Training land Il
High School Physical Education
Girls' Basketball Coach
Assistant Football Coach
Junior High Girls' Basketball
Kansas State Teachers College
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FRONT TO BACK tleft rowj Marilyn McDermott, .lanet'l'ay1or, Sue Dressler. MIDDLE ROW:
Sharon Griffin, Dallas Gard, Claudette Nelson. RIGHT ROW: Sandra Dccming, LaRue Taylor,
Jackie Boedoker- BACK ROW: fleit to rightj Douglas .lewr-tt, Byron Bissell, Jon Jordan, Richard
Lett, Mrs. Salmon- ABSENT: Charles Palm.
OUR ROOM WON CANCELLED STAMP COLLECTION
Eleven boys and eighteen girls graduated from the eighth grade on May nineteenth, after
they had presented class day activities on May twelfth. Much of the year leading up to these
activities had been spent reviewing the fundamentals of learning and making final preparation
for high school. The group was conducted through the departmental system by Mr. Long, science,
Miss Blanchard, musicg Mr- Phillips, social studies, Mrs. Salmon, home room, mathematics,
English, spelling, literature.
OUR ROOM WAS PROUD TO TAKE CARE OF THE JUNIOR HIGH LIBRARY
We Have a
FRONT TO BACK fleft rowj Cheryl Smither, Barbara Kramer, Myrna Steinmetz, Lynn Robison
MIDDLE ROW: Jackie Karns, Karen Chadwick, Maurine Shannon. RIGHT ROW: Roger Scott
Shari Robson, Dorothy Wicmann- BACK ROW: Kleft to rightj Richard Woods, Jim Symonds,
Kelly, Marvin Roed, Dwight Gard, Mrs. Salmon.
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Des Moines University
Stan. El- Cer.
Junior High Department
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Lifving Social Studies I at
FIRST ROW: Jeannette Wiemann, .lane Parker, Marlene Dorsey, Pat Miller, Judith Exline, Dan
Brownsberger, Melanie Chadwick, Jack Davis, Ella Dorsey- SECOND ROW: Mr. Phillips, Connie
MMS' Carla Meme- CuCi1Dennev. Dick Grinsts-ad. Lois Mikkelsen. David Kelly-
OUR ROOM WAS "TOPS" IN JUNIOR RED CROSS DRIVE
The seventh graders were alone for the first time in the former Junior high room because
of increased enrollment. However, all thirty-five students had plenty of space in the lockers at
the back of the room. Social science projects, intensive arithmetic problems and creative bulletin
boards kept them busy when they were not participating in band, football and basketball. Their
science class was regularly held in the high school laboratory with Mr. Long as their teacher.
Mrs. Salmon taught English, arithmetic, and spellingg Miss Blanchard, music. Mr. Phillips was
the home room teacher and instructed them in geography, health, and reading.
GEOGRAPHY PROJECTS WERE OF GREAT INTEREST TO THE CLASS
FIRST ROW: Merlyn Chadwick, Terry Ray, Gary Christensen. Lenny Theulen, Donna Marie
Kramer, Janice Larsen, Kay Johnson, Vera Nelson, Charlotte Reed- SECOND ROW: Mr. Phillips,
Kendall Peterson, Robert M athews, Barbara Symonds, Douglas McLuen, Joann Dorsey, Judy
Lauser, M1-rerlith Stem-le, Hans Johnson, Barry Burke. Patty Deeming.
I MR. THEODORE PHILLIPS ill
La Drake University B- S- E-
Boys' Football, Basketball,
1 and Track Coach.
Learning By Doing
Donald Taylor, Charles Van Aerrnan, Nicky Gringead, Miss Wheatley, Sue Turner, Barbara Reed,
Linda Schirm, Carolyn Millard, Carolyn Symonds, Geran Wicrsma. Tom Miner, Gary Miller,
Bill Schultz. '
The beautiful Japanese colored chalk mural depicting the home life industries, and the
country with its cities, minerals, imports and exports was drawn by the students of the sixth
grade. The project gave the class the opportunity to express creatively what they had learned
from reading and discussing.
One of the most interesting and fascinating science units was the one about electricity.
The class especially enjoyed it because many experiments could be performed. Experiments
made the study of electricity more meaningful. Here at the always busy science table were some
of the curious sixth graders discovering for themselves some ofthe facts about electricity.
FIRST ROW: Melvin Kahl, Russell Lett, George Baylor, Ronald Exline, Gary Nelson, Charles
Redburn. SECOND ROW: Judith Karns, Mardell Nelson, Marie Broun, Judy Grillin, .ludy
Brownsberger, Lelas Heath, Betty Reynolds. THIRD ROW: Nancy Spry, Miss Wheatley. Joey
Kinney, Karen Mortenson, Teddy Knowlton, Philip Brownsberger, Sharon Grinstead, Eugene Palm.
MlS5 DARLENL WHEAT LEY lll
Iowa State Teachers College
Stan. El. Cer. i
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Teams were selected and captams chosen from the fLfth grade The questions were g1V6H
by the teacher Qpitcherl There were three bases and as each question was answered the player
moved forward. If he or she successfully answered all three questlons a score was marked
down. When three outs were made the team standmg sat down and the other team stood up
LEFT TO RIGHT AROUND TABLE. Carol Farwell Ellen Hcckmin Viola hxline Douglas Holland
Ray Rathman, Roger Watson
Bonita Morgan. 5I',-XNDING
LEFT TO RIGHT AROUND TABLE: Judith Christensen, Dixie Palrri, lxol Sheets, Darrel Nwvcll-
FRONT TO BACK IN DHSKS: Hirst rowj Tommy MfLuen, .limrny Fatka, Tommy Knowlton. SLC-
OND ROW: Dianne Peterson, Timmy Mclntire, Dyann Long. ST ANDING: Russell Harrison,
Mrs- Michaelson, Judy Chadwick.
The fourth grade was inspired with a unit in language on book reports- They set up an at-
tractive library corner containing a library table, bookcase for interesting hooks, and a chart
to use as a record for individual book reports. Many good hooks and authors were discussed-
Other accomplishments for the year were mastering of the four fundamentals in arithmetic,
the making of booklets Containing outlines and pictures of "Visits ln Other Lands," performing
experiments in science, and keeping individual copies of penmanship to show progress through-
out the year.
FIRST ROW: Paul Brownsberger, Donna Recd, Brenda Dceming. SECOND RO'-V: Jerry Dorsey,
Cheryl Lee- Brown, Teddy Legg. Mickey Heath, Twila Christensen. IHIRD ROW: Colleen Kelly,
Miss Knowlton, Daryl Harris, Gary Jensen. Cathln-cn Kelly, Coralec Grinstr-ad, Donald Palm,
Part Of The Third Graders
MlSS JETTA KNOWLTON
Des Moines University
Stan. Ll. Cer.
ANITA M UNICIPAL
Good Health is
Not Just Luck
FIR5T ROW: Darrell Nelsen, Richard Redhurn. SECOND ROW: Linda Turner, Donald Fletcher,
Carolyn Sfhirm: Terry Haworth, Erif Osen. THIRD ROW: James Schrader, Kevin Burke, Miss
Knowlton- Mdffla KUWBY, Robert Larsen, Kenneth Harrison.
A great number oi reading skills were stressed in the third grade. Much work was done
with phonics which holds a very important place in reading. Vowel sounds, consonent sounds,
vowel and consonant blends, suffixes, prefixes, root words, and how to mark off words were
studied. Everyone worked to become a good independent reader to more thoroughly enjoy the
many reading books and the third grade library books.
Anita football, basketball and baseball players of 1960-1964 were building up winning teams
by eating health foods-here pictured having a cabbage-apple party.
LEFT TO RIGHT AROUND l'ABl,l:: Linda Legg, John Walker, Sheryl RiCh, Denis Reed, Betty
Parker, Rifhard Watson. Mary Ash, Larry Claussc-n, Mrs. Krause, Frederick Christensen, Dennis
Newell, Nancy McLuen, Craig Holland, Mavis Nelscn, Bill Iallur-. .loll-no Chadwick. ABSENT:
Herman Claussen and msn-.,11r'm-luw
MRS. INGA KRAUSE til
Dana College, Blair, Nehr.
'T' , Iowa State TeachersiCollege
at University oi Omaha
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FIRST ROW: Brenda Jorgensen, Connie Van A1-rnam, :sharon Kay Moore, Shcrryl ,-'inn Thoznnsur
SECOND ROW: Mary Broxxnsln-rpfcr, C
Lindhlom. Rhea Jo 5mith. Gregory Sfholl.
arol Rich, Susan Littleton. lxlarigarl-I lla-mard. nu-wr
Joyce Azxfler:-vn. all-XNDINCE: ?.1i-W-, Txforh-n-,on lfroh:-5'
Rasmussen, Freddie W ilson, ,lirnmy Ruggles.
' Stressing dental care was an important part of our health program. '
The mathematical geniuses of Anita in February 1954 were laying the foundations and
cornerstones for the future.
FIRST ROW: liront lo harkl Rout-r Ilvni-inn, Horny Visgsn-y, R-.inv1yH4-aih, Carolyn brhmi, Na. 4 x
,lo Coglon, Carol Kloppcnhury. SILCONIJ RON: llarlq-nv .loruensl-n, Hurwnvlorl- i'1ll4'lr0'. 11121: i
Jordan, Nanry lioclhurn, .Indy Cameron, Georur- .lohn-,on. THIRD RU'-V: l.infiu1.ili,liarllarn
.Ia-risen, .lanv .Il-xuftt. Cathy l'lrincllvy,Tx1il-v l,m'll, Nfl-s--KiUFlf'I1-Oh. limmy '-'.ri,gE,1.
MISS FLORENCE MORTk.NSl-.N Nj
Dana College, Blair, Nebraska
Northeastern State College,
First Grade Uniform Co. Cor.
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Danny Wright, Marvin Hcckman, Larry Kuggles, Donna Bringle-
son, Patricia Nelsen, Bill Littleton, Craig Lauscr, Mrs. Pratt.
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William Haier, Jr., Sue Ellen Dorsey, Susan Burke, Gary Duff,
Deborah Ash. Wyoma Harrison, Robert Haszard, Tcrry Clau-.st-n.
SlTTlNG: Janilynn Long, Linda Lyons, Llena Kinney, Jimmy Sisler,
Larry Sher-ts, Ronald Kelly, Gary Kloppenburg. STANDING: Richard
Holmes, Jerry Wahlert, Janice Wiersma, Barbara Taylor, Janet Wicrsma,
Mrs- Pratt. AFSSENT: Karen Miller and Frank Claussen-
FIRST ROW: Lyle Heath, Karen Nelsen, Jack Haworth,
Steven Westfall, Ingrid Pittelkow, Linda Guncly. SEC-
OND ROW: Lance Rourick, Sandra Knowlton, Susan
Knowlton, Alanna Holland, Julie Cowan.
The kindergarten was separated from
the first grade for the first tirne in a sepa-
rate classroom. A two hour session was
held in the morning and in the afternoon
with twenty beginners in each. The room
formerly occupied by the superintendent
was converted into a lovely kindergarten
room. Painting easels, book shelves, and
cut down tables were painted gray- Some
new chairs were purchased and old chairs
were painted yellow. The ceiling was
painted white to improve the lighting. A
small size toilet and lavoratory were in-
stalled in one corner of the classroom and
all enclosed in a closet. A piano and a
new teacher's desk were purchased and a
movable toy shelf was built to hold new
blocks, trucks, puzzles and other toys.
Several new library books were added.
The first three grades came to the kinder-
garten room for music class with Mrs.
Pratt who was a graduate oi the Anita
High School in 1949.
MRS. OPAL. PRATT ill
Northwest Missouri State College
Stan. El. Cer-
B URKE BROTHERS
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The enrolhnentofthe Aruta SChoolsincreased one hundred students hithelastfour years.
Elecords show that hithe 1950-'Sl school year, three hundred and eleven students registered.
hithe 1955-'54 schoolyear,four hundred and eleven were enroUed. Due kathe rapkigrowth
several roonichanges inthe buikHng were necesshated. The oHice ofthe superhnendentxwas
nioved "across the hallu on the second floor into the oHice fornierly occupied by the coaches.
This change was made to accomodate the forth kindergarten students- The Coaches moved into
a new office on the west side of the stage in the southwest corner of the gymnasium. Each of
these oHices had been carefuHy designed torneetthe needs ofthe occupants. Cabinets,storage
areas,fHes,desks,and buHeth1boards adequaudy servedthe adnikdstradon and physicaleduca-
The board of education moved forward in July 1953 when they combined the office of secre-
tary to the superintendent with the secretary to the board. Mrs. Marilyn Robinson holds this
Pictured below are chemistry students and their instructor, Mr- Arthur Long. New tables
in front ofthe chernical cabinetxvere builtin the science departnient during the sun1n1er of 1953
to acconiodate the forty-one biology students. Tdnztablesxvere also used by the seventh, eighth
and ninth grade students during their general science periods which were held in the laboratory.
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school year by Douglas McLuen. Raymond McAfee and Gary Smither-
They provided the students with enjoyment as well as education through
A thirty-six passenger school bus was purchased to relieve the other
three buses in transporting one hundred and forty students into Anita to
school. Andy Miller w as in charge of the buses, and was assisted by
student drivers Larry Behnken, Rex Barber, and Lynn Dorsey.
The school board advanced the money for forty navy blue robes
for use by music groups and graduates. They were temporarily stored
in the new Clothing cabinet while being made ready for use.
Mr. Wiemann, the custodian. adequately cared for both old and new
equipment all over the building- Here he is polishing the trophy case,
located in the lower hall, which was purchased from G. A. A. funds.
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Able assistants came to help when a member of the faculty was absent Mrs Fatka sub
stituted in high school and Mrs Lantz also substituted in high school and the music department
Mrs Millard was the regular substitute for the elementary grades
January fifth, the t-b. mobile unit pulled
up in front ofthe school to take a chest X-ray
of all students in grades seven through twelve-
This was another step to improve the health
program- During the year every boy and girl
in school had his teeth checked for dental caries.
A Snellen eye test was administered by each
home room teacher- More than tv-'o hundred
students participated in an immunization pro-
gram including booster shots, smallpox vaccina-
tions, and a series of shots for whooping cough,
diphtheria and tetanus-
Sponsored By RUGGLE'S GROCERY
Miss Brown here pictured with the acces-
sion book for the library had made over fourteen
hundred entries by the end of the 1953- 54 school
year when the high school library was two years
old. The library appreciated and enjoyed by the
Anita students provided a pleasant place for
recreational reading, research work and study-
During the 1952-'53 school year a splendid
reading record of one thousand five hundred
and sixty-nine fiction books were read by the
one hundred forty students or a total of eleven
books per student-
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During her tenure here, she or!
ganized a boys' glee club, dance band,
and many other instrumental and vocal
groups. The band grew from thirty to
fifty members. The Anita musicians
won seven firsts last year at thc pre-
liminary music Contest-
An active organized band mothers
group assisted in raising money for
new uniforms- ln 1953-'54 school year,
they worked at the concession stand for
the football games and sponsored a
special "Al Bell" show.
New musical instruments were
purchased, including a baritone saxo-
phone, baritone horn, and French horns.
The music groups were generous with
their talent for community and school
events. Miss Blanchard directed a
beautiful program for the Christmas
P. T- A- meeting. A grade opt-retta
"The Blue Bc-lt" was pre-sentcd Febru-
ROGER'S BARBER SHOP
Mar:le1lFries, Joyce Dorsey. Karen Turner, Wanda Wilson.
Roger Harris. Doug Smith, Dick Bissell, Tom Salmon.
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FIRST RON: Wanda Wilson, ,Sherrill Morgan. Ramona Workman, Grace Wahlurt, Karen Turner,
Shara Luz- Chadwick, Lallonna Clirisu-nm-n, klloanor Hcaman, Judy Harker. 51-LCOND ROW: Leona
Ciixsiblr-, Jam-llc Bailey, Donna Misnn-r, Elinor Garwide. Marilyn Chapman, Carol Dorsey, Marcia
Lama, Kay Robison, Judy Miner. THIRD ROW: Patty Bailey, Kay Miller, Norma Miller, Barbara
R1-ynold-., Peggy Tifknor, Lillian Phillipx, Nancy W1-hrman. Lorvtta Carna. .Ioycu Doracy, Colleen
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work. Thirty-one students started lessons in the first part of Decem-
il ia ber-
Tryouts in the humorous division resulted in the elimination ot
nine contestants- The remaining twelve humorous selections were
qu-1 given in a home contest before the Christmas holidays. Three received
one ratings. The dramatic, oratorical, and interpretive readers were
automatically admitted to a home contest.. Seven contestants out of
ten received one ratings.
All winners then went to the Cumberland preliminary contest
where one humorous contestant, two dramatic contestants, and two
interpretive readers received number one ratings. The other five
people received two ratings. The Pre-District contest was held in
Anita on March tenth after the annual had gone to press.
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1:11451 ROW: Marilyn C., Joyce D., Koller-L P., Margaret A-, Janelle B- SLCOND ROW: Karen
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Shar-on K., Margaret C., Rosemary P., Judy M., Marcia L., Joy B., Judy P-. Marlene A-
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FIRST ROW: Gary Neighbors, Douglub Smith, Kay Robison, Leona Gissilnll-, Tom Salmon. SLC
OND ROW: Donna M ianer, Norma jcarlett, Joy Hrovun5herger, Dennis Euken, Judy Parker
THIRD ROW: Kenneth Gard, Leonard .ll-ssc-n. Joyfv Pearson, Dullenc Lindhiom, Darrel Coglon
David Bissell. Larry Be-hnken.
The Iunlor play, presented on October twenty-third, centered around two lively teenage
boys VH ho xx ent to spend a week-end with their uncle, a mortician. A live corp:-ze walking around
rebulted in an exciting and merry atmosphere-
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of the prom, the Juniors could be seen hid-
ing submarines and multicolored fish in
secret drawers to keep them from the in-
quisitive eyes of the Seniors. As the day
drew closer, our visions began to take the
shape of a lighthouse, fish, and seaweed
for an escapade in the mysterious realm
of the ocean deep- Through the channels
of imagination, let us conduct you on a tour
of enchantment through the mysterious
court of Neptune.
"Neath the Rolling Sea" found the
Junior and Senior classes, joining the sea
nymphs for a gala subterranean holiday.
The grand procession arrived on a deserted
island with the sea breezes rustling thc
attire of the island visitors. Through the
bleak of night one light pointed the way,
the shining beacon of the isolated light-
house beckoning weary seafarers to the
security of the island shores. The out-
going tide ushered the sea voyagers down
into the murky, mysterious deep. The
evehing's festivities were held among thc
two hundred and fifty tropical fish, sea
horses, and nautical life. Ocean rock and
brilliant coral bordered the sea wall sur-
rounding the gymnasium. As May first
drew to a close, the kingdom 'neath the
rolling sea bid farewell to the earthly sub-
jects attending the l955 Junior-Senior Prom.
"Neath The Rolling Sea
Sophomore sailors formed our banquet serving crew. FIRST
ROW: Denny Parkinson, Larry Behnken, David Bissell, Leonard
Jesscn, Gary Neighbors, Dennis Euken. SECOND RQW5 Judy
Parker, Donna Misner. Kay Robison, Linda Chadu ick, Joyce
Pearson, Delores Aupperle. Foods symbolic of the ocean were
prepared by the mothers ofthe Junior class.
1'he passengers were met
by the stewarcless. Leona Gis-
sible, and steward, Tom Sal-
mon, who were in charge of
issuing pills counteractinu an
upset conditioncornrnon among
seagoers and the guests who
arrived for the cruise of mu-
sic and dancing.
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fish and coral reef. Musical , ' l l T K'
strains of the "Charm,-ttes,"
Miss Blanchard's all-girl
band, rose from this island
later in the evening.
Blue crepe paper waves
billowcd around the treasure
chest nut cups, submarines,
and coral reef candle holders.
By the glou of the flickering
candlelight, the sea divers
carried the names of thc ban-
quet guests. The ocean floor
uas depicted on the program
covers, shell formations on
a sandpaper background.
The abandoned lighthouse sent forth its shining light through
the misty blue atmosphere of the nautical merriment. While
under Construction, everything from wire fencing to cardboard
boxes was used to achieve the final lighthouse. A gravel pathw ay,
bordered by rock and barren trees, led from the side entrance,
by the lighthouse, and down onto the ocean floor.
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FIRST ROW: Sherry Parkinson, Nancy Wehrman, Margaret Arnett, Mardell Fries, Mrs- Harley
McDaniel QChaperonl, Larry McDaniel lMascotJ, Coach Herley McDaniel, Colleen Whetstone,
Jan Jewett, Marna Larsen, Judy Parker- SECOND ROW: Marcin Lantz, Leona Gissible, Beth
Sisler, Phyllis Carlson, Janelle Bailey, Kay Miller, Judy Miner, Kay Robison, Patty Bailey, Sharon
Kirkham- THIRD ROW: Ann Mclntire lManagerj, Rosemary Pearson, Wanda Wilson, Peggy
Ticknor, Lillian Phillips, Sherrill Morgan, Hazel Davis, Carol Ann Dorsey llxlanagerj.
Anita Opponent Second Team Games
3 8 Lewis Anita
31 Exira Z9 Lewis
57 Guthrie Center 50 Eicira
59 Avoca 30 Guthrie Center
52 Elliott 40 Cumberland
53 Cumberland County Tournament
46 W alnut 44 W iota
52 Oakland Sectional Tournament
68 Walnut 44 Stennett
45 Coon Rapids Z9 Wiota
36 Avoca 52 Griswold
37 Elliott ' lConsolation W innerl
71 Griswold 62
55 Wiota 66
There were many new faces on the 1953-'54 basketball team after nine of last year's state
tournament twelve were lost by graduation. The team improved rapidly after losing five of their
first six starts, and at Christmas time had five wins against six defeats. After Christmas the
mumps invaded Judy Parker, Sherry Parkinson, and Kay Robison, the chicken pox caught Colleen
Whetstone less than two weeks after she became eligible and Jan Jewett reinjured her knee which
hampered her the rest of the season- The season ended with a record of eight wins and twelve
losses which included the Consolation Winner in the sectional. By losing only three Seniors, a
better team is expected for next year.
Our team's totals
STANDING: Judy Parker, .lan Jewett, Marna Larsen, Margaret Arnett, Nancy Wohrman, Sherry
Parkinson, anc1MardellFries- KNEELINGL Colleen Whetstone and Larry Mrllanivl. Mascot.
No. of Games Field Goals Free Throws Total Points Of Average Points
Grade Position Played Taken Made Z Made Missed 92 Individuals Per Game Rebounds Fouls
10 F 19 345 8 46 60 61 376 19.8 105
10 F' 20 182 66 30.6 49 53.4 181 9.0 91
11 F 18 356 119 33.2 147 78.2 385 21.4 79
11 F' 5 2 40 l 50 5
9 F 15 4 26.7 4 31 12
9 F 8 1 12.5 1 20 3
10 F 13 5 38.5 1 50 11
9 F 3 O 1 100 1
12 FLG 20 14 0 3 43 5 70
12 G Z0 95
10 G 18 96
10 G 19 94
against the opponents
Field Goals Free Throws Total Points FOI' 566500
Opponents Anita Opponents Anita Opponents
Total Shots 1102 267 Made 234 977 1012
Made 389 142 Missed 143 48-9 Average 50-6
Average 34.8 65.3 Per Cent 62.1 Per Game
Sponsored By JEWETT GRAIN AND COAL
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A Close-up of Our Girls'
Sherry taking the ball out
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FIRST ROW: Marlene Auppcrle, Karen Turner, Sandra Griffin, Margaret Christensen.
SECOND ROW: Mrs- Pratt and Mrs- Robinson, Sponsorsg Joyce Dorsey, Grace Wahlorl
The Pep Club, composed of six
members, represented each class at
football and basketball games. Mrs-
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mental in promoting school spirit
FIRST ROW: Marvin Fries, Doug Smith, Torn Dorsey, Tom Salmon, Max Mackrill, Larry Lrll-n,
Dale Dor s
ey. Dick Legg, Rex Rathman, Raymond Dorsey, Dennis
anagvr Steven Reed, Coach Ted Phillips, Manager Richa
The Spartans started fast this year,
in many years, Anita was represented by
record of eleven wins and six losses was
Luken, Gael Miller. SECOND
winning their first six games in a row. The first time
a boys' team that won more games than they lost. The
a better record than the combined wins of the previous
The Spartans displayed good basketball and showed amazing desire the entire year, as they
pulled many close games out of the fire- The splendid record was largely due to the hustle of the
entire team and particularly of the following standouts: Max Mackrill led the squad in scoring
the past two yearsg the top rebounder and second highest scorer, Rex Rathmanp the jurnp shot
artist, Tom Salmong the ball handling and dribbling of Doug Smithg the shooting and rebounding of
a newcomer, Dick Leggg the aggressive play of Gael Miller.
The boys were just nosed out of first place in the Southwest Iowa Conference by Oakland
as the Spartans compiled a record of eight wins and two losses in conference play. This was the
best record compiled by an Anita team since joining the conference in 1947.
Anita lost four Seniors: Max Mackrill, Rex Rathman, Gael Miller, and Ray Dorsey, of the
twenty-five boys out for the team. Their loss will be heavily felt but with twenty-one boys re-
turning and the material coming up from the Junior high squad, Anita's presence should be felt in
basketball circles for a long time-
SEASON'S RECORD Individual Scoring
Anita 45 Avoca 29 Max Mackrill 208
Anita 50 Elliott 25
Anita 51 Oakland ' 49 Rex Rathman 192
Anita 55 Cumberland 49
Anita 57 Walnut 31 Dick Legg 126
Anita 48 Griswold 46
Anita 37 Oakland 40 Doug Smith 119
Anita 70 W alnut 2 8
Anita 31 Coon Rapids 64 Tom Salmon 111
Anita 48 Avoca 37
Anita 47 Elliott 42 Gael Miller 29
Anita 58 Griswold 72
Anita 69 Wiota 39
Anita 42 Massena 58
Anita 48 Lewis 38
Anita 23 Atlantic 42
Anita -Q Exira -Q Spongol-od By
825 Total Points 739
TOWN AND COUNTRY INSUR.-XNCEQ
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FIRST ROW: Lloyd Harris, Jeri Millard, Ronald Just, Keith Henderson, Larry McLaughlin,
Robert Just- SECOND ROW: Coach Ted Phillips, Gene Karstens, Jerry Budd, Dean Osen,
John Pearson, James Larsen, Gary Symonds-
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Max M ackrill and Rex Rathman, Co-captains
Boys' Basketball Coach
FIRST ROW: Managers Larry Ray, Jeri Millard, Richard Lindhlom. SLCOND ROW: Tom
Salmon, Dave Bissell, Dick Li-gg, Joe Ki-cllmrn, Dick Bissell, Gael Miller, Rox Rathman, Bob
Kelly, Roger Harris, Marvin Sc ott, Dave Lantz. THlRD ROW: Art Wheelock, Leland Nelson,
Tom Dorsey, Doug Smith, Dale Dorsey, Gary Simon, Larry laden, Bob Wi-dc-me-yer, Gary Neighbors,
Roger Steele, ,lack Harris- FOUKTH ROW: Coach Ted Phillips., Larry McLaughlin, Max Mackrill,
Lynn Bissell, Dean Osvn, Robert Petersen, .lohn Pearson, Daryl Kline, Harold Scarlett, Stex en
Reed, Gary Symonds, Assistant Coach Harley McDaniel. ABSENT: Mr. Long, who took Mr.
Mcllaniu,-l's place: ah:-ent due to injury, Larry Hughes-
Football started August twenty-fourth, with thirty-two boys reporting for practice. After
three weeks of hard practice, the Spartans, wearing their brand new uniforms, played like a new
team as they trounced Menlo, 33-6. They played good football all year and provided the fans with
The season was successful despite many injuries to key-men. Anita perhaps suffered their
greatest loss when Captain Larry Hughes broke his collar bone in practice and was out the rest of
the season after the second game.
Although winning only three games while losing six, the team produced the best record in
four years. The biggest thrill of the season came when the Anita team roared over their arch
rival, Adair, Z8-0. It was the first time in twenty-four games that an Anita opponent failed to
cross the Spartans goal line.
These Spartans played their last season for Anita: Bob Kelly, halfback, averaged six and
one-half yards per carryg halfback Roger Harris was top touchdown producer with five touchdownsg
Marvin Scott, at guard, showed fine, hard blockingg and Dave Lantz, a tremendous defensive end.
Big Dick Bissell stood out on defense and placed as All-Conference center. Two big wing men,
Rex Rathman and Gael Miller, with their fine catches, will long be rememberedg and Larry Hughes'
smashing tackles can still be heard.
Anita placed three players on the Southwest lowa All-Conference teams. Dick Bissell earned
a berth on the first string while Rex Rathman and Tom Salmon rated the second team. Graduation
took a tremendous toll of the 1953 squad but if the younger Spartans improve, the team should
produce even a better record next year.
The entire squad was taken to Ames to see the Iowa State-Nebraska football game after the
season was over- The annual football banquet honoring the squad and their fathers was prepared
and served by the football mothers on the evening of November fifth.
Scoring Summary Running Summary
PLAYER I T. DSSI Points I conversion I rom 'I Carried I Cain IT Ave.
Roger Harris 5 30 30 83 463 5.2
Gael Miller 3 18 2 Z0
Rex Rathman l 6 3 9
Bob Kelly Z ll 1 13 80 532 6.6
Tom Salmon 3 IB 6 24 125 573 4,5
Dick Legg 3 18 I8
Jack Harris 2 ll 1 13 37 204 5.5
Totals l9 ll4 13 127
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FIRST ROW: Gary Neighbors, Doug Smith, Marvin Scott, Gael Miller, Roger Harris, Bob Kelly,
Torn Dorwey- SECOND ROW: Dale Dorwey, Bob WL-clemeyer, Roger Steele, Gary Simon, Leland
Nelson, Arthur Wheelocl-Q, .lack Harrif., Dave Lantn. THIRD ROW: Coach Ted Phillips, Tom
Salmon, Dave Bisqell, Dicl-Q Bi-,Ac-ll, Joe Rc-cllmurn, Rex Rathman, Dick Legg, Larry Eden, A5s.istant
Coach Harley McDaniel. ABSLNT FROM PICTURL: Anal-Jtant Coach Arthur Long.
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Marvin Scott, Roger Harris, Joe Redhurn, Gael Miller, Dick Bissell, Bob Kelly, Rex Rathman,
Dave Lantz, absent clue to injury, Larry Hughes.
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mm-yer, :lux Rathman- SEQCOND ROW: Hob K1-lly, Torn Salmon, Dxrk 11545 Kogrr Harrn
FIRST ROW: Dave Lantz, Dave Bissell, Joe Rcdburn, Dirk Bivwell, Bob W Qdf-nnyr r Cad
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Flziil' RO'-V: Carla Moore, Jufiy Lauaer, Joann Dorsey. Cheryl Smither, Karen Chaduxclc, Barbara
jymonda, Lynn Rohiaon, Pat Miller, Shari Rolmhon, Jane Parker, Jeannette Wigmann, Kay Johnson.
aLLlOND ROEV: Ella Dorsey, Dorothy Wiemann, Janet Taylor, LaRue Taylor, Marilyn McDermott,
Connie 5.1 aaa, Meredith Steele, jue Ilrensler, Maurinc Shannon. THIRD ROW: Marlcnv Doraey,
Judith Lxline, Janice Laroen, Charlotte Reed, Barbara Kramer, Sharon Griffin, Melanie Chadwick,
Vera Nelaorz, Donna Marie Kramer, Coach Harley McDaniel.
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u FIRST RQW: Danny Brownshergcr, Richard Lett, :ioger Scott, Richard Woods, Lenny Theuien,
n Jim 5ymond5- SECOND ROW: Coach Tell Phillipx, Jon Jordon, Mike Kelly, Marvin Roe-ci,
H i Doug Jew c-tl, Byron Bissell, Hans Johnson, Barry Burke.
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FIRST ROW: Galen Scholl
Alan Kline, Loren Scholl
Jack Harris, Roger :Scott
Duane Kline, Jeri Millard
SECOND ROW: Tom Dorsey
Dick LEHM, Coach McDaniel,
Daryl Kline, Dale Dorsey,
Jerry Budd- ABSENT FROM
PICTURE: Marvin Fries,
The Midget and Peewee baseball clubs, coached by Harley McDaniel, were a large part of the
Anita summer program. The Midget team is composed of boys fifteen years and under, while the
Peewees are boys age twelve and under.
The Midgets were very successful last year, ending the season with a record of eighteen wins
and four losses. They won first place in their Nishna Valley League with the record of twelve
wins and two losses. They also won the county tournament at Marne and were eliminated in the
semi-finals ofthe district at Walnut by Modale.
The Peewees, the half pints of the ball diamond, also had a successful season. Their record
was twelve wins and three losses. The Peewees took part in two Invitational Tournament held at
Marne and Council Bluffs.
FIRST ROW: Ivol Sheets,
Jimmy Fatka, Russell Lett,
Ronnie Kline, Tom McLuen,
Walter Glynn, Ronald Ex-
line- SECOND ROW: Buddy
Legg, Joey Kinney, Loren
Scholl, Coach McDaniel, Alan
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FIRST ROW: Sharon Kirkham, Grace Wahlert. Member-at-Large, Vice-Presidentg Mardell Fries,
President: Leona Gissible, Secretaryg Wanda Wilson. SECOND ROW: Mrs. McDermott, Sponsor'
Jack Harris: Jeri Millardg Larry Behnkeng Larry Hughes, Treasurer.
ln the winter of l953, Mr. Fatka appointed a committee of four faculty members to study
and formulate plans for organizing a Student Council in the Anita High School. When these plans
were presented to the student body, they at once voiced a definite desire for a Council.
A constitution was adopted, elections were held, members were given the oath of office, a
sponsor was chosen and soon we had a working organization composed of nine members, two from
each class and one member at large.
Many duties were delegated to the Student Council. We sponsored all high school parties,
helped plan homecoming festivities and eighth grade visiting day, arranged for election of cheer
leaders, maintained a "lost and found" department and a student's suggestion box.
We are affiliated with both the Iowa and the National Association of Student Councils.
FIRST ROW: Mrs- McDermott, Sharon K-, Mardell F., Leona G., Wanda W., Grace W.
SECOND ROW: Jeri M.,
Jack H., Larry B., Larry H.
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Mrs. Gill, head cook, was in charge of
the school lunch program from its introduc-
tion in 1950. Assisting her were Mrs. Doris
Strickland and the student lunchroom workers.
The hot lunch program is financially solvent
in our school. The students obtained their
meals for thirty cents. This was made possi-
ble by careful purchasing, a school potato patch,
products from governrnent surplus and Federal
milk subsidy. Every effort was made to prepare
balanced meals from a carefully planned menu.
About one hundred forty students and part of
the faculty were served daily.
THIS IS A TYPICAL PICTURE OF THE NOON PROGRAM
The lunchroom workers were a necessity
for making the lunch hour a complete success.
These students who volunteered to help in the
lunchroom were given a free meal for the day
that they worked. Their co-operation was
greatly appreciated in making the noon pro-
gram run smoothly.
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Shara Lee Chadwick, Marillys Pierce, Lillian Phillips, Elinor Garside
Hazel Davis, Charles Templemun, Mary Shannon, Ben Mackrill, Raymond
Workman, Raymond McAfee.
Stgma Beta Chl
Bob Kelly Rex Rathman Nancy Wetrman Mr Long Lorenc Eden Ann Mclntlre
CaelM1l1er Max-un Scott
The An1ta Sc1ence Club Slgma Beta Chl whlch afizhated ws 1th the Scxence Clubs of Amenca
was organlzed during the school year 1953 l954 under the sponsorshlp of Mr Long the teacher
of scxence blology and chem1stry
The alms ofthe Sclence Club are
mcrease the know ledge of sclence
learn to perfect the skllls 1n science
o render serv1ce in the commuxuty and natlon
o understand the lmportance of sc1ence
help carry out the program of the SCIENCE Clubs oiAmer1ca
The SCIENCE Club sponsored several actxvltxes durlng the fxrst year A trxp to Tarkto
Mlssourx. to V1Slt the college campus resulted m a scholarshlp offered to Marvm Scott Beany
hats were sold to the students to start a fund to buy a skeleton for the hxgh school and specxal
speakers were mvlted to speak to the Sclence Club on thexr future careers
The offxcers for 1953 1954 were
Sponsored By DR P T WILLIAMS
Secretary and Treasurer
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G. A. A. OFFICERS
Mrs. McDermitt, Sponsor, Elinor Gnrside, Point Recorder:
Delores Aupperle, Secretary and Treasurer: Carol Dorsey,
Vice-Presidentg Ann Mclntire, President.
Maybe we were not all athletes but we all belonged to the Anita High School Girls' Athletic
Association and we were all loyal members.
Any Freshman girl who succeeded in rolling a peanut across the gym floor must have a little
What original ideas the Juniors had for making the program for our Christmas tea something
to remember, while each class of Senior girls competed to see who could make the biggest and
most colorful popcorn balls to go with the punch!
During the basketball season, we were delegated to sell food, and in this way made money
which was used in several different ways around the school building.
Perhaps we were proudest of the annual spring tea we gave to honor all high school mothers.
This was the one party that all the girls wanted to become a tradition in the Anita High School.
FIRST ROW: Nancy W., Nancy K., Grace W., LaDonna C., Lfary 5., Linda C., Norma 5., Joy B
SECOND ROW: Phyllis C., Peggy T., Margaret A., Joyce D., Loretta C., Lorene Marillys l-'.
Elaine B., Dellene L., Julia K., Lillian P., Delores U. THIRD ROW: Judy M., Patty B., Marzlgll F.
Beth 5-, Kay M., Marilyn C., Belva B., Joyce P., Janet J., Sherry P., Leona G., Eleanor B., Nlrg
McDermott. FOURTH ROW: Marlene A., Donna
Margaret C., Sherrill M., Rosemary P., Wanda W., Sandra LP., Jorenc H., Sharon K., Jud P
FIRTH ROW: Norma M., Naomi J., Ramona W., Elinor Ci., Shura Lee C., Janelle B-, Marna L.
Karen T., Barbara R., Hazel D., Kay R. ABSLNIU Bobby Jo 11.
M., Dolores A., Carol D., Ann M., Marcia L.
Homecoming Royal Court
The football boys nominated a girl from each class to
be a candidate for the football homecoming queen of l953.
The boys' selections were then taken to the home rooms where
they were voted upon by the student body- The students' choice
was Grace Wahlert, the Senior candidate- The newly crowned
queen's attendants were the other three candidates- The
royalty was escorted by Senior members ofthe football squad.
The master of ceremonies announced the choice and she was
crowned by the retiring queen at an afternoon homecoming
The queen and her royal court reigned over the home-
coming game that evening.
FIRST ROW: Sharon Kirkham, Leona Gissible, Grace Wahlcrt, Mardell I-'ries
Janet Jewett- SECOND ROW: Rex Rathman, Roger Harris, Gael Miller,
Bob Kelly, Dick Bissell.
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