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Kansas City, Kansas
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Our aim in this issue is to portray the
facilities, personnel and accomplishments in
the school and class rooms of the Argentine
High School and its worthwhile contribution
to the present war needs.
Editors.......Marilyn Adamson, Jean Fry, Frances Butler
d Ass't. Editors..........Lois Stephenson, Mary Vedros
Classes..................Leola Bush, Virginia Fuller,
Dorothy Ritter, Bettyjane
Ryan, Raymond Miller, Lois
Carroll, Oney Lee Rudd, Lora
Roberts, Arnita Newell, Joy
Phelps, JoAnn Jeffries, Edith
Christ, Charlene Buckman,
Business Manager.........................Charlene Bouse
Ass't. Manager...................Harold Wintersteen
Sports...............Helen Southerland, Ed Cornelius
Music......Donald Braun, Jerry Pountain, LaVergne Ervin
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EntranceF. L. SCHLAGLE
The Argentine Junior-Senior High School is a comprehensive
secondary school serving a large industrial area of a great city. It
is one unit of the Kansas City, Kansas, school system. As the title
indicates, it includes six grades—seven to twelve inclusive. Although
the junior high grades are open only to children who live south of
the Kansas River, the senior high grades serve the boys and the girls
of the entire school district who are especially interested in the offer-
ings of this particular school.
Since this is a comprehensive high school, the offerings include
the college preparatory subjects, the fine arts, the household arts,
the industrial arts, a complete office training course, and numerous
other vocational courses for both boys and girls.
The guidance activities of the school are geared to meet the
demands of the comprehensive school. Not only do the students have
the opportunity of counseling with staff members who are qualifiedto give extensive information regarding each of the fields, but the
parents also have a cordial welcome at all times to share in these
In fact, the vocational program of the school is related definitely
to the business and the industrial needs of the community through
advisory committees of adults. These committees meet from time
to time to keep in touch with the program and to share their experi-
ences to the end that the school work is kept tuned to present needs.
By sponsoring a large number of activities, the school challenges
the interest of the various types of boys and girls. Plays, musical
programs, speech events, typewriting contests, athletic events of all
kinds, miscellaneous programs, and work on the school's publica-
tions, keep the morale of the students high and offer the finest
opportunities for the development of good sportsmanship and fair
play and for the exploration of latent talents.• GUIDANCE •
Argentine is proud of its instructors, o faculty com-
posed of thirty-five educators, chosen with care and discre-
tion as best fitted to train mind and body.
• INSTRUCTORS •
MR. EDMUN A. ASH
MISS EDNA BARNES
MR. C. C. BRINK
MR. GLENN F. BROWN
Building Trades, Carpentry
MISS STELLA M. COLE
MISS GLADYS CONCDON
MISS GRACE DALE
Shorthand, General Busi-
ness, Bookkeeping, Office
MISS EDITH DELANEY
MISS MAUD E. HEWITT
MR. F. S. HOOVER
MISS LILLIAN JESSUP
MRS. FAYE BETTY LEVY
MR. JOHN C. LONBORG
General Science, Applied
MISS MYRTLE McCORMICK
English, Latin, Library
MR. EARL A. MOODY
MRS. ETHELYN MORGAN
MR. HAROLD J. MOULD
MR. IRA E. NOBLE
MR. C. J. OLANDER
Physical Training, First Aid,
MISS BERTHA L. PLUMB
MR. C. L. RICHARDS
MISS PATTI SANKEE
MR. D. F. SCHULTZ
MR. NEIL F. SHELL
Plane Geometry, Advanced
MR. WARREN A. SWARTZ
MR. CLYDE E. SWENDER
MISS FRANCES E. TAYLOR
MR. V. E. TIMMINS
MISS SUE UNRUH
Physical Training, First Aid,
MISS MONA R. WALTER
Chorus, Glee Clubs
MISS BESS WILHITE
MR. J. C. SHANKLAND
MISS JANET A. CLARK
MISS MARGARET F. PENNY
MISS MARY F. SCHUERER
MISS EVELYN KOESTER
School NurseAlong with other educational institutions of the nation,
Argentine High School is endeavoring to do all that it can
do in preparing students and adults to meet their responsi-
bilities as good citizens.
At present, the offerings are streamlined to promote
the war effort. English, mathematics, science, and the
social sciences have a definite function. Office training,
radio and code, airplane mechanics, machine shop, and
other vocational courses provide the skills which enable
boys and girls to serve more efficiently. Courses in home-
nursing, first aid, and physical conditioning contribute to
the health of the students.
Shop courses for both employed and unemployed men
and women, courses for auxiliary firemen and auxiliary
police, and courses in home nursing and first aid have
served large numbers of adults. Thus, the graduates of
this school have training which can be used and so they
are in great demand. In fact, the large percentage of stu-
dents get out-of-school work experience along with in-
school training. Employers are eager to have such training
and experience, and so Argentine High School is well
represented in practically every large business, shop, and
factory in the Kansas City area, and her boys are every-
where on land and sea and in the air doing a heroic service
for their country.All Q-
And now as you enter the Argentine High School we would
like to take you on a personally conducted tour through
our classrooms and building.
Much of the work in the high school office consists
of keeping accurate attendance records, accurate and
complete scholarship records, and detailed financial
records. Enrollment problems which involve a com-
prehensive testing and guidance program, services of
various types to the public, the teachers and the stu-
dents, and an alertness to the many little details which
are ever present,—all of these are responsibilities of
the office force.
Argentine High School has two full-time clerks, one
acting as general clerk and the other as record clerk
or registrar. Ten senior girls assist for one hour each.
This staff serves as the center around which much
MISS JANET CLARK
MISS MARGARET PENNY
MR. J. C. HARMON
•STANDING Crabaugh, Childers,
Holsinger, E. A Moody, spon-
sor, J. C. Hormon. principal,
Gregg, Davis, Witter, Wright,
Long, Albright, Jordan.
THIRD ROW Gomez, Fry, To-
bey, Bouse, Welsh, Kern, Easter.
SECOND ROW—Baker, White,
Simpson, Normile, Wylie, Smith,
Arrelano, Wohlford, Couch,
FIRST ROW -Licklider, Glenn,
Salmon, Ghrist, Moore, Crew,
Whipple, Miller, Braun.
Student Congress at Work
• STUDENT CONGRESS •
The purpose of the Student Congress is to promote student participation
in service to the school and enable a larger group of students to become
acquainted with the problems of the school and to help solve them.
Two representatives from each grade were chosen by class officers of
the previous year. The seventh grade elected its representatives the sixth
week of school. Additional members to the Congress were elected the second
week of school from the home rooms, one from each home room.
Committees appointed for the year were: Air Raid, Student-Faculty
Relations, By-Laws, Indoor, Outdoor, Senior High Assembly, Junior High
These committees investigated the situations and problems of the school,
then reported the information discovered to the government body. The
problems were discussed and probable solutions presented. This information
was reported to all second hours through second hour representatives.
The Congress, this year, worked with other community organizations,
interested in the welfare of the district, in establishing a "youth center."
Members took charge of the Stunt Night ticket sales and contributed half
the proceeds to the "youth center" movement.
The officers for the year were: Raymond Miller '44, president; Donald
Braun '44, vice-president; Carolyn Whipple '44, secretary.
Miss Myrtle McCormick and Earl A. Moody were the faculty repre-
9 • ARGENTIAN '44• AIRPLANE MECHANICS •
With the addition of this North American 0-47 observation plane to
the airplane engine mechanics department, Argentine began a new course
in airplane maintenance, taught by Warren A. Swartz, who came from Santa
The four-ton two-cockpit plane was borrowed from the war department
through the National School of Aeronautics in Kansas City, Missouri.
Along with the plane in the class are one 1150 horse power Allison
engine used in P-38, P-40 and P-39; two Pratt-Whitney engines, one Ranger
engine, one Wright Cyclone 1300 horse power engine and other airplane
The plane was built by North American Aviation and originally used
in study at the aviation school by members of the army air corps.
Classes in airplane engine maintenance are for four hours, three hours
of practical work, with one hour of related information, then two one-hour
Argentine is the only school in Kansas City, Kansas, to offer such a
ARGENTIAN '44 • 10Metal Lathe
The machine shop course is
designed to give the boy two
yeors of intensive training on
the machines and in the use
of such tools os a machinist
These machines include the
lathe, grinder, shaper, heat-
treating equipment, drill
press and metal cutting band
• MACHINE SHOP •
The machinist is a key man in industry. Especially is this true at a
time when the country is becoming industrialized.
Kansas City, Kansas, is developing into a great industrial city, with
its shops and factories increasing each year in size and importance.
It can be said, too, that the boy acquires such technical information
as machine shop mathematics, trade terms, and trade words. The school
also takes the responsibility for seeing that the boy can read blueprints
and work from them.
Present industrial conditions are creating a great demand for machinists,
but the best positions go to those who are trained and ready to fill them.
Anybody can run a lathe, but it takes work and study to become a skilled
• WELDING •
The welding course includes the study of the following:
Economy of welding, arc welding machines, arc blow and its cause,
how to prevent arc blow, penetration and its values.
At the completion of the course, the student is expected to have a
thorough knowledge of welding and be able to do good work.
The course emphasizes pre-
cautions and safe practice in
welding and the care and
upkeep of equipment. It
teaches students to work with
their hands with accuracy;
it gives relative information
about metals, and it gives
practice in and thorough
knowledge about welding.
11 • ARGENTIAN '44• BUILDING TRADES •
In the building trades course information concerning causes of defects
in houses is studied; for example, there are reasons for plaster cracking,
foundations settling and cracking, and doors and windows not working prop-
erly. The classes study some of the possible reasons for these and many
Instruction and practical experience are given each boy on standard
building methods, kinds of materials used in building, such as nails, screws,
hardware, plumbing and heating systems, kinds of lumber, shingles, siding,
dimension lumber and interior trim.
A short intensive course in brick and stone work is offered to acquaint
the student with masonry work. Here students are given the opportunity
of making different kinds of brick bands, chimneys, outdoor ovens, fire-
places, arch and other work.
Four important basic essentials that the course endeavors to get across
to the student in home building are, good design, efficient plan, right mate-
rial, and sound construction. Each phase of this work is taught not only from
a theory side but also a practical side.
Very few boys fail in the course. When they enroll, they have definitely
made up their minds to learn a trade, and if they find out they can not
do the work, they generally drop out and find another vocation more suited
Principles underlying work on buildings as well as those utilized in the
finer work of cabinet-making are acquired by the boy who takes the wood-
working course in Argentine High School.
The boy begins the work during his junior high school years and may
continue it throughout his senior high school course.
General safety factors and shop organization are among the things
Factory and production methods, wood structure and furniture repair
are also a part of the course.
The boy acquires the ability to construct and finish any piece of furni-
ture he desires to make. The pieces have included desks, chests, tables,
dressers and lamps.
By the time he finishes the advanced course, some of the things he
must be able to do are the following: distinguish characteristics of different
types of period furniture, know types of hinges and their uses, types of locks
and latches and their uses, know kinds of grinding and sharpening stones,
know the opportunities and requirements in carpentry and other woodwork-
ing trades, know methods of bending wood, drying and conditioning glue
joints, latest methods of applying wood finishes, hand tools to buy for the
home workshop, range of work that can be done on the jointer and shaper,
ways of moth proofing woolens, grades of lumber, causes of warping and
shrinking, defection in lumber, proper finishes for a refinish job, opportuni-
ties in the woodworking industry.
The following success factor traits that employers desire in employees
are emphasized: neatness, accuracy, honesty, reliability, proper attitude,
cooperation, willingness to work, persistency, cleanliness, punctuality, pride
in achievement, consideration for others, ability to follow orders, self-reliance,
mannerliness, and correct working posture.
• WOODWORK •
13 • ARGENTIAN '44• MECHANICAL DRAFTING •
For an out-of-class project in mechanical drafting several boys in the
drafting classes have constructed a miniature office building.
The frame structure was structural steel type. The channel H and I
beams were all constructed of paper, glued into their special forms. The
outside walls and trim appeared in a stone finish which was produced by
paint and brush.
Some of the problems encountered in the construction were types of
beams and braces, load strength, stairway, elevator shaft, wiring, plumbing,
expansion, insulation, fire proofing and lighting all of which proved to be
interesting problems for the builders.
First year mechanical drafting includes blueprint reading, sketching
and instrument drawing. Considerable time is given to reading drawings
because far more perform the construction and manufacturing operations
than do the drafting.
The second year work continues with instrument drafting. Problems
used are of a practical nature and selected from the field of general drafting.
Work beyond the second year is more advanced. The problems selected
are taken from the fields of machine and architectural drafting. The prob-
lems gradually become more complex as they cover a wide range of expe-
Where possible, production drafting is encouraged. Students pursuing
one of the shop courses often take the responsibility of providing their par-
ticular shop with drawings and blueprints.The student at the left is study-
ing the circuits on alternating
current generator and switch
board wiring, while the student
at the right is tracing a circuit
from a direct current generator
• ELECTRICITY •
Electricity has brought about the American way of life with its high
standard of living.
The efficiency of our manufacturing centers has resulted from the
ease with which we are able to make use of electricity.
High schools are putting to use an extensive course of study in elec-
tricity and its uses.
Shop projects begin with investigation of dry cells and magnetism,
demonstrations of motor and generator principles and differences in opera-
tion of direct and alternating currents.
In studying uses of electricity, the student learns how to repair heating
devices, extension cords, switchboard relays, sockets for small lamps, fuses,
small motors, and metering equipment.
A study of the fundamentals of electric power and its generation is
taken up, including generators, motors, relays, transformers and the wiring,
phasing, and testing of each piece of equipment.
In the study of electrical communication systems, the boy studies the
operation of the telegraph and telephone circuits. The study of telephone
equipment takes up the design and construction of the receiver, transmitter,
switch boards, induction cords, condensers, and installations.
In the study of the telegraph principles the boys set up a circuit and
make a telegraph set for experimental purposes.
Time is given to the discussion of the working principles of such motor-
ized appliances as electric refrigerators, air-conditioning, washing machines,
electric fans, ironing machines, and their repair.
Radio construction principles are included so that the boy may be more
efficient in these operations.
Insulating and connecting as well as theoretical principles of operation
of all electrical equipment is taught.
15 • ARGENTIAN '44• OFFICE MACHINES •
Office machines, an office training course, was installed to meet the
growing demand for specialized and versatile skills to enable the high school
graduate to find employment in business offices.
The course offers instruction in duplicating letters and forms by means
of the mimeograph, ditto and speedograph machines, operation of adding
machines and filing.
The mimeograph course includes training in cutting stencils by use of
the typewriter and the mimeoscope, care and operation of the mimeograph
machine and making copies.
The ditto course includes: preparation of master copies, using ditto
carbon, ink, ribbon and pencil, also experience in running copies on both
ditto and speedograph machines.
The adding machines course includes practice in addition of all com-
binations of numbers, with special attention to most frequently used com-
binations, also practice in subtraction, multiplication and division. Emphasis
is on accuracy.
The filing course includes a thorough study of the fundamentals of
filing and indexing in alphabetic, numeric, triple check automatic, geo-
graphic, subject and soundex methods of filing.
Emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of filing generally used.Typists Taking
• TYPING •
The school has won more than fifty contests since the first event in
1914. Argentine has never lost a contest in the Northeast Kansas or Kansas
City area. Argentine won the first twenty-six contests in which it participated,
including ten Kansas State events, three Inter-State meets, a National, and
other contests of a smaller scope.
Almost every year some of the beginning students reach a skill of forty
words per minute during the first six weeks of school.
The school holds the all-time State records in both accuracy and in
speed, in both the first-year and second-year divisions.
High marks in speed for the first year are eighty-one per minute in
just eight months, while the second year has written ninety-nine one year
in the State contest.
This year's typing squad composed of Alyse Aiman, Helen Southerland,
Lois Stephenson, Dolores Bush, Marjorie Crube and Phyllis Hoover, along
with the shorthand team, composed of Angelina Gomez, Lois Ree Carroll
and Dolores Bush competed with students from Turner, Shawnee-Mission,
Basehor, Topeka, Sumner and Ward at a contest sponsored by Ward high
school. Argentine succeeded in winning first place and was awarded a silver
trophy from the Kansas City Kansan.
The Argentine graduates have established a reputation in the business
houses of the Kansas City area for a high degree in skill. Many firms come
directly to the school and choose their employees.
17 • ARGENTIAN '44School Nurse
CLASSES• CLASS OF 1944 •
The senior class this year was composed of only 133 students, 54 of
whom were boys and 79 were girls.
Participating in the annual senior play, "Hobgoblin House," presented
December 10, were seven boys and nine girls.
Seven members represented the senior class as presidents of organiza-
tions. They are: Jo Ann Jeffries, Mustang Club; Roberta Griffin, Girls' Ath-
letic Association; Charlene Buckman, Press Club; Ray Miller, Student Con-
gress; Edith Parker, Glee Club; and Don Heard, "A" Club.
Edith Parker reigned as football queen, with Lois Carroll as her senior
Co-editors of the Argentian were Alyse Aiman, Charlene Buckman and
Edith Christ, while Jean Fry, Marilyn Adamson, and Frances Butler were
co-editors of the annual.
Head cheerleader was Donald Braun. Senior cheerleaders were Alyse
Aiman, Edith Christ and Jean Welsh.
Miss Frances Taylor and V. E. Timmins were senior class sponsors.
• CLASS SUNSET •
The golden sun of knowledge
Sinks below the horizon.
The day is closing and we know
That we must hurry on.
A last, long look at memories
Invades the atmosphere.
The fun we've had, the tender thoughts
Of school days all appear.
The sun is sinking lower
As our steps recede their pace.
Diplomas clutched bring joy
But there is sadness in our face.
We leave, the sun is setting
With our thoughts of school alive.
But the sun will rise tomorrow
On the class of forty-five.
Charlene Buckman '44.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 20• CLASS OFFICERS •
... Barbara Briggs
Jo Ann Jeffries
. Donald Braun
• NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY •
Jo Ann Jeffries
RES • •
DURBIN, JOE—Fulton, Kansos—Glee Club 1, 2, 3;
Basketball 1, 2, 3; Softball 1, 2, 3; Junior Play:
Argentine high school—Glee Club 4.
FERGUSON, VERA—Mustang Club 4, G.A.A. 2, 3,
4; Social Problems 3.
JONES, FRANCES—Warrensburg high school —
President 1; Vice-president 2; G.A.A. 2; Girl Re-
serves 2; International Relations 3; Orchestra 2;
Glee Club 1-2. Argentine high school—Glee Club
4; Orchestra 4.
JONES, MARV—Worrensburg high school—Junior
Play 3; Girl Reserves 2; Orchestra 2; Band 1, 2,
3; Class President 2; G.A.A. 2; Social Problems 3.
Argentine high school—Orchestra 4; Band 4.
MOORE, DAVID—Little Rock high school—Glee
Club 1; A Cappella Choir 2, 3, 4; President 4;
Basketball 1, 2. Argentine high school—Glee
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WOHLFORD, ALBERT Student Longress 4.
Football 4; "A" Club 4; Mustang Club 2, 3, 4;
Annual Staff 4; Senior Play; Argention Staff 3, 4;
Tiack 3. 4; Student Congress 2, 3; Class Officer;
Secretary 2; Vice President 3; President 4.
21 • ARGENTIAN '44
ADAMSON, MARILYN—Mustong Club 2, 3, 4; Annual
Staff 4; Ed.tor 4; Sen or Play; Press Club 4; Argention
Staff 2. 3, 4; Student Congress 3, 4; Orchestra 3, 4;
Band 2, 3, 4; Class Officer; Secretary 4; G.A.A. I, 2,
3, 4; President 3; Numeral C!ub 2, 3, 4.
AIMAN, ALYSE—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader
3, 4; Annual Staff 4; Junor Play; Senior Play; Press
Club 3, 4; Argention Staff 2, 3, 4; Editor 4, Quill and
Scroll 3, 4; Orchestra I, 2, 3, 4; Bond I, 2, 3, 4;
G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4; Numeral Club 3, 4; Office Work 4;
Typing SquaJ 3, 4; C ass Cheerleader 2.
ANGLETON, LOIS- Mustang Club 3, 4; Orchestra I,
2, 3, 4; Internet onal Relations 3; Office Work 4;
Science Club 3.
BEAUMONT, RAY—Ward High School Bond, I, 2;
Argentine High School Mustang Club, 4; Basketball 3;
BECK, HAZEL—Internotionol Relations 3.
BELL, NELSON—Band 2, 3; Orchestra 2, 3
BENDURE, LOUIS—Orchestro 3. 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
BERRY, ARTHUR—Track 2; Social Problems 3
BOND, PEGGY — International Relations 3; Social Prob-
BORDERS. VIVIAN—G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4; Social Problems
3; Numeral Club 3, 4. ,
BORIS 'EL yWivtawr Grtuh 3; £ Glec'Club 2, 3;"
Jo.A.A 2, Jjjfijmeral Club 2f%M 4, -4 )cial Prob-
BRAUN, DONALD—Bosket Ball 2, 3, 4; Student
gress 4; Vice President 4; Class Officer Treasurer
Vice President 4; Bond 1, 2, 3; Cheerleader I, 2, 3, 4;
Argention Staff 2, 3, 4, Junor Play; Annual Staff 4;
Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4; Science
BRIGGS, BARBARA—Mustang Club 3, 4; Senior Play;
Girl Reserves 2, 3, 4; President 4; Orchestra 1,2, 3, 4;
Class Officer Secretary 3; Treasurer 4; G.A.A I, 2,
3, 4; Office Work 4; Science Club 3; President 3
BROWN, JACK—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4.
BUCKMAN, CHARLENE—Mustang Cub 4; Senior Ploy;
Press Club 3, 4; Argention Staff 2. 3, 4; Editor 4;
Quill and Scroll 3, 4; Typing Squad 4; G.A.A I. 2, 3,
4; Numeral Club 3, 4; Girl Reserves 2; Science Club 3:
Annual Staff 4
ARGENTIAN ‘44 • 22a CLASS OF 1944 a
BUSH, DOLORES- Mustang Club 4; Orchestra I, 2, 3.
4; Band I, 2. 3, 4; G.A.A. 1. 2.
BUSH, LEOLA—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff
4; Argentian Staff 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
BUTLER, FRANCES—Mustang Club 3, 4; Annual Staff
4; Editor 4; Argentian Staff 2. 3. 4; Glee Club I, 2,
3, 4; Secretary-Treasurer 4; Operetta I, 4; Office Work
4; Majorette 2, 3, 4; Press Club 4; Quill and Scroll 4;
Typing Squod 3.
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BUNCH. LUCILLE—Mustang Club 4; Social Problems 3.
CARRENDER. LAURA—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Office
Work 4; International Relations 3.
CARROLL, LOIS—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Secretory-
Treasurer 4; Argentian Stoff 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4;
Science Club 4; Junior Play.
CHAVEZ, AURORA—Art Club 4; Social Problems 3.
CHILES, JAMES—New Bloomfield High; Freshman
Play; Junior Ploy; Senior Play.
CORNELL, JACK—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Basketball
1, 2, 3; Golf 4.
• • •
CORNELIUS. EDWARD—Football 4; Track 4; "A"
Club 4; Junior Play; Annual Staff 4; Argentian Staff
2. 3, 4.
COUCH, MELVIN—Basketball 1, 2 Glee Club 2.
COZAD, ROSE—Dropped School.
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CROWDER, DON—Dropped School.
DE MEYER, MAURICE—Ward High School Operetto 2.
DIXON, Bt ITY-Mustang fciutr 4; wrl Reserve - 2, 3;
G.A.A. I, 2, 3; Social Problems -3; Numeral Club 3;
Office Work 4.
EDWARDS. EVERETT—Social Problems 3; International
EGER, JOHN—Football 4; "A" Club 4; Mustang Club
3, 4; Junior Ploy; Senior Play; Basketball 2; Class
Officer Vice-President 2; Track 4.
• • •
cRVlN, LAVERGNE—Annual Staff 4; Argentian Staff
2, 3, 4? Glee Club I, 2, 3, 4; Operetta 4.
FRY, JEAN—Mustang Club 3, 4; Annual Staff 4;
Editor 4; Press Llub 4; Quill and Scroll 4; Argentian
Staff 2, 3, 4; Student Congress 2, 4; Orchestro I, 2.
3, 4; Social Problems 3; Office Work 4; Science Club 3.
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• CLASS OF 1944 •
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FULLER, VIRGINIA—Mustang Club 4; AnVjal Staff 4;
Argention Staff 2. 3, 4; Girl Reserves 4; librarian 2;
Band 3, 4; G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4; Numerol Club 3, 4;
Social Prob.ems 3; Science Club 3.
GERBY, MARTHA—Girl Reserves 2, 3; G.A.A. 1. 2, 3.
GERBY, STELLA—Girl Reserves 2, 3; G.A.A. 2, 3;
Social Problems 3.
GHRIST, EDITH—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader
3, 4; Annual Staff 4; Press Club 3, 4; Argention Staff
2, 3, 4; Editor 4; Quill and Scholl 4; Student Congress
2, 3; Orchestra 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
GOMEZ, ANGELINA—Student Congress 4.
GRiPFIN, ALBERTA—Mustong Club 3, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2,
3, 4; Numeral Club 3. 4.
3, 4; President 4; Soci
2, 3, 4.
HARDESTY, MARGIE- Kincaid, Kansas, Student Coun-
cil 1, 2, 3; Glee Club I, 2; Pep Club 3; Office Work 3.
HAUSLER, WILLIAM, JR.—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4;
Junior Play; Senior Ploy; Orchestra I, 2, 3, 4; Band
1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 3.
HEARD, DONALD—Football I, 2, 3, 4; "A" Club 3. 4;
President 4; Mustang Club 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track
I, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 3.
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HENNEY, WILLIAM—Mustong Club 4; Track 4.
HERNANDEZ, FELISA—Glee Club 2; Social Problems 3.
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HINKLE, BILLOWEEN -Social Problems 3.
HOLMES, BENITA— Mustang Club 4; Girl Reserves 2,
3; Glee Club I, 3, 4; Operettas I, 4; G.A.A. I, 2.
GER, MARGARET 1A.
4S, (£fARLEY— Mustang
A.A. I, 2; Science Club 3.
Club 3; Bosketbal
JAMIESON, DONA—Santo Borboro High School—Girl
Scouts 3; Nordhoff Union High Glee Club 2; Sophomore
JEFFRIES, JO ANN—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Vice-Presi-
dent 3; President 4, Class Officer Treasurer 2; Press
Club 4; Argention Staff 2, 3, 4; International Rela-
tions 3; Social Problems 3; Typing Squad 3, 4; Annual
ARGENTIAN '44 • 24• CLASS OF
1 944 •
JEFFRIES. MINNIE—Girl Reserves 2, 4; G.A.A. 1, 2,
3, 4; Numeral Club 3, 4.
JONES, FORREST—Tennis 1, 2, 3; Social Problems 3.
KING, CALVIN—Football 2, 3.
• • •
KING, LEOTA—G.A.A. 2, 3, 4; Numeral Club 3, 4; Girl
Reserves 2, 3, 4.
KITTERMAN, JACK—Mustang Club 2, 4.
KNOWLES. KATHLEEN—Mustang Club 4: Glee Club
1, 2; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Numeral Club 4; Girl Re-
• • •
KUEPKER, GERTRUDE—Washington Rural—Girl Re-
serves 1, 2; Band 2, 3; Argentine High—Social Prob-
LONGWITH, GERTRUDE—International Relations 3.
• • •
MALONE, CHARLES—Basketball 3, 4; Glee Club 4;
MARVINE, GRACE—Glee Club 2.
• • •
MATNEY, DOLORES—Mustang Club 3, 4; Junior Play;
S nior Play; Glee Club I, 3, 4; Social Problems 3.
cGEE, EDWARD—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4.
McMAHON, THOMAS—Football 4; International Rela-
tions 3; Mustang Club 3, 4; "A" Club 4. In the Service.
McWilliams, louise—Art ciub i. 2, a gioc ciub
1, 2; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Numeral Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
MILLER, RAYMOND—Mustang Club 2, 3, 4; Annual
Staff 4; Junior Play; Senior Play Science Club 3 Class
Officer, President 2; Football 4; "A" Club 4; Student
Congress 2, 3, 4; President 4; Argentian Staff 4.
• • •
MITCHELL, DOROTHEA—Glee Club 4.
MOODY, JACK—Football 3, 4; "A" Club 4; Mustang
Club 4; Junior Ploy; Senior Ploy; Track 2; Band
I, 2, 3.
MYERS, JEWELDEAN—Phillipsburg High—Glee Club
I, 2; Science Club 1, 2; Mixed Chorus 1, 2; Argentine
High School—International Relations 3; Girl Re-
25 • ARGENTIAN '44• CLASS OF 1944 •
NATION, WILLIAM—Mustang Club 4; Junior Ploy;
Senior Ploy; Student Congress 2, 3; Urchcitro I, 2,
3, 4; Band I, 2, 3, 4; Science C ub 3.
NEWELL, ARNITA—Argention Staff 2, 3, 4; Annual
Staff 4; G!ec Club 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. I, 2; Moved.
NINEMIRE, WESLEY—Football 3. 4; "A" Club 3, 4;
Mustang C.ub 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track I, 2, 3, 4.
NORMAN, CHARLES—Football 1, 2, 3, 4; "A" Club
3, 4; Bosketball I, 2, 3, 4; Track 4; Golf 2. 3, 4.
ORTIZ, ELSIE—Glee Club 3, 4; Social Problems 3; Art
PAPPAS, LEO—Track 4; International Relations 3;
Social Problems 3.
• • •
PARKER, EDITH—Cameron High School—Class Offi-
cer, secretary 3; Biology Club 2, 3; Poly High School—
H.S.G. Club; Hare Pep Club; Argentine High—Mustang
Club 4; Senior Play; Glee £lub I, 3, 4; President 4;
TyP'f b Squad 2.
PHELPS, JOY—Nevada High School—CrimsoT» and
Gray Staff 3; Library Club 3; Argentine High School—
Annual Staff 4; Argention Staff 2, 4; Glee Club 4.
• • •
PIERSEE, BETTY—Glee Club 1, 4; Girl Reserves 3;
Social Problems 3.
Gy®Club I, 2,2 , 4; I
Club 4; Sfcmor Pl
;sctvci»ix 3 4 Cjbss
PURINTON, KAT RINE—Girl Reserves 4; Student
• • •
RISNER, MARY—Mustang Club 3, 4; Girl Reserves
1, 2, 3; Librarian 3; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3.
RITTER, DOROTHY—Art Club 2, 3, 4; Annual Staff 4;
Argention Staff 2, 3, 4.
ROBERTS, LORA—Mustang Club 4; Annual Staff 4;
Argention Staff 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A.
1, 2, 3.
• • •
ROBERTSON, JOE ANN.
RUDD, ONEY LEE—Mustang Club 4; Annual Staff 4;
Argention Staff 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Social
RYAN, BETTYJANE—Mustang Club 4; Annual Staff
4; Argention Staff 3, 4; Social Problems 4; Glee Club
I, 2, 3; Girl Reserves 2.
SALTS. CAROL—MustangJZIub 3, 4;
2; Social Problems 3.
SAUNDERS, ROBERT—Inter national Relations 3.
SCHAFFER, FRANCES—Wyandotte High—Home Eco-
nomics Club 4; Argentine High—Glee Club 4.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 26© CLASS OF 1944 •
SIMONS, DWAINE—Mu:tong Club 4; Glee Club 3, 4;
Social Problems 3.
SMASHEY, WANDA—Mqitang Cjub 2, 3. 4; G.A.A.
2, 3, 4; Social Problems 3. (
SMITh HAROLD—Muitang Club 3. 4; Junior Ploy;
Scnior P.foy urdckr2; 37 4; Student CpngrRsy; Cr.-hci-
tra 2; 3, 4; Bond 1, 2, 3, 4; Science Club 3
SOUTH ERNIST—fond 2, 3, 4
SOUTHERLAND. HELE —Mustang
nuoliSlaff 4; Argentina Staff 2;
STEELE. ALENE—Glee Club 2, 3.
STEPHENSON, HAROLD—Mu:tang Club 3, 4.
STEPHENSON, LOIS—Mustang Club 4; Annual Staff
4; Press Club 4; Argentian Staff 2, 3, 4; Girl Re-
serves I, 2, 3. 4; Treasurer 3; Librarian 2, 3; Typing
Squad 3, 4; Senior Ploy.
TARVER, DWAYNE—Football 4; Mustang Club 4;
Basketball 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; International Rela-
TINER. NORMAN—Basketball 1.
VEDROS, MARY—Mustang Club 3. 4; Annual Staff 4;
Argentian Staff 2, 3, 4; Girl Reserves 2. 3; Typing
Squad 3; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Numeral Club 3, 4.
• • •
WATERS, PATRICIA Wydown High — Basketball;
Badminton; Dramatics Club; Clayton High—Vicarious
Club; Peppers Dramatics Club; University High- Art
Club; Argentine High.
• • •
WELSH, JEAN—Mustang Club 4; Cheerleader 4; Stu-
dent Congress 4; Office Work 4.
WHIPPLE. CAROLYN—Mustang Club 2. 3, 4; Annual
Staff 4; Argentian Staff 2. 3, 4; Glee Club 3; Student
Congress 3, 4; Secretary 4; G.A.A. I, 2; Office Work 4.
WHITE, ROBERT—Mustang Club 3, 4; Glee Club 4;
WING, BETTY—Social Problems 3.
WINTERSTEEN, HAROLD- Mustang Club 2, 3. 4; An-
nual Staff 4; Argentian Staff 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4;
Class Officer, Treasurer 1.
WOOLARD, JOE—Student Congress 3.
27 • ARGENTIAN '44FOURTH ROW—0. Hindman, Grube,
B. Stephenson, Tisdel, Rigdon, Saun-
ders, Perkins, Smith, C. Mayhugh
THIRD ROW—G. Hoover, Straub,
Ortiz, Levi, Loomis, Woods, Ingra-
SECOND ROW — Gatzoulis, Wylie,
Simpson, Poling, Sexton, Garcia, Her-
FIRST ROW —Parkin, Horris, B.
Jones, V. King, P. Knowles, Liero,
Normilc, R. Roberts.
IRTH ROW — Bilyeu. Alt, Chil-
lers, Holwick, Dexter, Southerland,
Crew, Howard, Thorpe, Ayrault, Mc-
Cormick, Coots, Tiner.
THIRD ROW—Cozine, Daniels, Borg-
monn, Bowden, Modam, Beach, And-
erson, Crites. Bowman, Eden, Brown,
SECOND ROW —Easter. J. Ulm,
Cook, N. Borders, R. Ulm, Poyne,
Bruce, Clevenger, M. Ervin, C. Smith,
P. Hoover. Bell, Brady, Carr.
FIRST ROW — Speaks, Beachboord,
Cochran, Shuster, Burgess, Bradbury,
Dolzell, Addison, Bush, Lawson,
Bodam, Ely, Amrinc, Arnold.
FOURTH ROW—Rogers, Holtom, M.
Vedros, Jackman, Matthews, Mad-
dox, Shonkland. House, Lillich.
THIRD ROW—G. Mayhugh, Thomp-
son, Sillyman, Glenn, Rafferty, Lit-
tlefield, Howell, O'Dell.
SECOND ROW—Perrine, Mealman,
B. Stephenson, Longwith, Larson, A.
FIRST ROW—Sutton, Shepherd, Ful-
lerton, Tobey, J. Jones, Hindman,
• CLASS OF 1945 •
The Junior class consisted of approximately 185 members this year.
Of these 33 were members of the Mustang Club.
The class officers were: Carl Mayhugh, president; Carlene Smith, vice-
president; Juanita Jones, secretary; and Roberta Fullerton, treasurer. Donna
Tiner and Ruthie Normile were class cheerleaders.
Eight juniors lettered in football. They were Lloyd Sillyman, Leonard
Dexter, Neil Borders, Harold House, Frank Payne, Bob Stephenson, L. C.
Maddox and Richard Ulm. Two boys were on the first basketball team,
Leonard Dexter and Bob Stephenson. These same boys were members of
the "A" Club. Lloyd Sillyman was the only junior officer.
Six juniors were elected to the Student Congress. They were Virgil
Crew, Ruthie Normile, Iris Simpson, Carlene Smith, Glen Stott and Kathryn
In March an assembly was given by some of the members. There were
27 members of the journalism class, 14 of whom held staff positions.
The junior class play was given April 14. Mr. Neil F. Shell was class sponsor.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 28• CLASS
OF 1946 •
The sophomore, class with 126 girls and 120 boys, was the largest in
the school the past year.
Officers of the class were Charles Simma, president; Roberta Easley,
vice-president; Mary Jane Salmon, secretary; Donald Parsons, treasurer;
Katherine Tobey, home-room chairman, and Johnnie Ruth Moore, cheer-
The sophomores took an active part in sports and in all activities. A
sophomore football team, coached by C. E. Swender, engaged in competition
with sophomore teams of the city. It was undefeated. On the basketball
first team, the class was represented by Ronnie Paris, and Ivan Crabaugh.
The sophomore skid was held November 27 at Legion hall.
Eighteen sophomores were members of the band and fourteen were
in glee club. They gave an assembly, March 3.
During the year their defense stamp purchases amounted to approxi-
FOURTH ROW—Tuttle. Jolly, Pox-
ton, Shutt, Crozier, Stapp, Bowman,
Simma, Lawson, Haws, Uhlig, Walk-
THIRD ROW Landrey, Hutchin-
son, Green, Ross, Vedros, McNeese,
Mitschke, Smith, Simpson, Jones,
SECOND ROW—Jameson. Ruff, Rey-
nolds, Herrero, Rosas, Pacheco,
Combs, Clinkenbeard, Webb, Mar-
FIRST ROW—Bruner, Loetel, Par-
sons, Lowery, Ford. Albright, Wright,
Ulmer, Ferrell, Washburn.
FOURTH ROW—Martin, Richardson,
Scarlett, Couch, Cozad, Todd, Side-
bottom, Bond, Larsen.
THIRD ROW—Marquez, White, Fos-
ter, Knott, Paris, Richey, Vera, Ses-
SECOND ROW — Kuepker, Piersec,
Wyman, Drennon, Buffington, Byrd,
FIRST ROW—Horst, Reynolds, Mar-
quez, Vargas, Dole. Bustamante,
29 • ARGENTIAN '44• CLASS OF 1946 •
Several sophomores spent their leisure time on such hobbies as singing,
collecting perfume bottles, picture post cards, and newspaper clippings of
the football and basketball games.
The class is sponsored by Miss Edna Barnes and C. E. Swender.
The composite boy is sixteen years old, weighs 136 pounds, is five feet
eight inches tall, and has blue eyes. His hair is brown and is parted on the
left side. His shoe is brown, size nine, and he wears a blue sweater, shirt
and brown pants, size 30-32. On special occasions he is seen wearing a
brown or blue suit, size 34. Watching and playing football is his favorite
favorite sport, while hunting and fishing are his favorite recreations.
The composite girl of the class as worked out by the vocations classes,
is fifteen years seven months old, weighs 1 15 pounds and is five feet three
inches tall. She has brown eyes and brown hair which she wears in a pompa-
dour and fluffed around the sides. She dresses in a sweater and skirt of
contrasting colors, and on other occasions wears a size 13 dress. Her shoes
are brown oxfords size six. Her favorite sport
basketball and her favorite recreation is dancing.
FOURTH ROW—R. Phelps, Vernon,
Swinehart, Eosley, Winn, Mahoney,
Hendricks, Turner, Lewis. Von Buren,
THIRD ROW—Carr, Crabaugh, Mar-
tin, Foster, Wetzel, Lansing, M.
Phelps, South, Nunn, Gamber, Kazle,
SECOND ROW—Licklider, Redwine,
John, Neely, Wire, Glenn, Kinnatrd,
Singleton, Roher, Jones. Florez,
FIRST ROW—Robohn, McDaniels,
Ouderkirk, Jarvis, Beck, Ridgon, Jor-
dan, Crocker, Dunwell. Mize, Leh-
FOURTH ROW — Kirsher. Swinncy
Lunday, McGivern, Grove, Van
Dolah, Kitchel, R. Smith, Marshall,
Hogan, Monteil, Twible, Robles.
THIRD ROW Poston, Sauceda,
Wagner, Wiyningcr, M. Parsons,
Reynolds, Dixon, Mitchell, Gamble,
N. Smith, Johnson, Morley.
SECOND ROW — Moore. Morris,
Pierce, King, Shcrrcll, Fisher, Gilli-
land, Pratt, Martin, Madrigal,
Hutchinson, DeWendt, Chombers.
FIRST ROW- Nelson, St.goll, Craig,
Pittman, Alderson, L. Jones, Garcia,
Monteil, Miche. Gutierrez, Maikula.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 30FOURTH ROW--South. Woodruff,
Kitterman, K. E. Miller. K. D. Miller,
Ninemire, Joh'ison, Lapham, Kent,
THIRD ROW—Long. J. Payne.
Hanks, Vaughn, Perry, Ol.varez,
Rudd, Maine, McCurley, Ludw.g,
SECOND ROW —Holmes, Martin,
Payne, Hall, Larsen, Teague, MooJy,
Spencer, Weaver, Mantooth, Howard.
FIRST ROW Wiyninger, Kunze, L.
Smith, Pierce, B. Miller. Hayes, P.
Smith, Sanders, Lawson.
• • •
FOURTH ROW-Culp, Brackett. An-
derson, Bishop, Cramblit, Cunning-
ham, Griffith, Colburn, Ansley, Cor-
roil, Gregg, Rodriguez.
THIRD ROW—Aiman, Easter, Dun-
well, Brown, Aura, Graham, Childers,
Coleman, Best, Carriger, V. Dunlap.
SECOND ROW — Dowdle, Addison,
Caudron, Ghrist, Cowperthwait,
Greedings, Evons, Christine, Cannon,
FIRST ROW—Gutierrez, Eden, Chris-
tine, Bradbury, Carter, Detmer, Bur-
gess, Crew, Gilbert.
• • •
FOURTH ROW—Klempnauer, Mon-
roe, Whitesell. Purinton, Heyl, T.
Miller, Teeter, Matney, Lillich, Long,
THIRD ROW—Sauceda, Vollejo, Tar-
ver, L. Smith, Rodriguez, Vega, Zar-
agoza, Quirk, Ritchey. Hampton,
SECOND ROW — Matney, Webb,
Reed, Martinez. Modi, Meyer, Prath-
er, Kern, Woolery, Scherer, Johnson.
FIRST ROW—Redwinc, McCray, Rae,
Pringle, Rose, Jack, Sanchez, Wood,
• CLASS OF 1947 •
The freshman class played a prominent part in school life this year,
composing a large part of the junior high football and basketball teams
and a large part of the Colt Club.
Leaders in the class were Jimmy McCurley, first team letter.nan in
football and basketball, and Perry McCray, Colt Club president.
Under the sponsorship of Miss Cladys Congdon, the class of 152 elected
the following officers: Marion Brown, president; Maxine Holsinger, vice-
president; Lois Smith, secretary; Shirley Carriger, treasurer, and Darlene
Rose and Mary Lou Detmer, cheerleaders.
31 • ARGENTIAN '44FOURTH ROW — Askren, Fosmirc,
Estes, Bowman, Eldridge, Dobbins,
Baldwin, Despain, Chance, Burke,
Lapham, French, Bagby, Crummit,
Larimore, F. Ingram.
THIRD ROW—Ballantine. Hopkins,
Atchley, Hanson, Brewer, Bittner,
Littlefield, Gilbert, Bendure, Dunlop,
Ferreira. Bobcock, Gipson, Cline,
SECOND ROW—Steele, Eden, Gallup,
Becker, Craig, Bustamante, Crane,
Borders, Kennedy, Dusenberry, Bill-
ups, Edmonston, Aura, Haws, Lay-
man, Lillich, Chombers.
FIRST ROW—Amrine, Hollister, J.
Madrigal, Kennedy, Isaac, Deringer,
Gerber, Ammerman, Colvin, Dale,
Thompson, Babcock, Gregg.
• • •
FOURTH ROW—Hawes, Knott. Hill,
Long. Hall, Holtom, Hill, Click, Metz.
Hellwig, Harris, Moirs.
THIRD ROW—T. Jackman, McMul-
len. E. Hanson. Holmes, Klempnauer,
Gunn, Kennedy, Healy, Gish, Michc,
SECOND ROW—Logan, Krousc, Mc-
Queen, Mendez, Lattin, J. Jackman,
E. Jones, M. Lawson, Greenwood,
FIRST ROW — Gannon, Lambeth,
Markula, Keith, Guntz, Reed, M.
Madrigal, McKillip, Larson, Ingra-
• • •
FOURTH ROW—Scarlett, B. Wheeler,
Updegraff, Rawlings, Purington. J.
Wheeler, Milton, Strehlow, Thomas,
Tyler, Pence, Whitsell.
THIRD ROW—Witter, Schuckmann,
Wiyninger, Tuttle, Townsend, White,
Tush, Reynolds, Perry, Payne, B.
SECOND ROW — Vargos. Ussery,
Solis, Vargas, Poore, Sioblom. Ses-
sions, Simmons, Logan, Moore,
FIRST ROW—Tisdel, Robinson, Ross,
Peck, Murray, Wade, Watt, Whitscl.
• CLASS OF 1948 •
Students entering the eighth grade this year numbered 181, of whom
79 were girls and 102 were boys.
Joyce Payne was elected president of the class along with Richard
Witter, as vice-president; Donald Cline, secretary; and Jack Hicks, treasurer.
For the first time the eighth grade chose two cheerleaders, a boy and
a girl. They were Jay Borders and Vera Crummett.
Five eighth grade students enrolled in senior orchestra and eleven
enrolled in senior band. Fifteen students enrolled in junior band and there
were three in beginners' band.
Students who participated in extra curricular activities included eleven
boys who played on the junior high basketball team.
Miss Maud Hewitt was sponsor of the group this year.
The five members selected to represent the class in the Student Congress
were Robert Couch, Shirley Lapham, Betty Lawson, Shirley White and Richard
Since the Student Congress constitution provides that the congress shall
not have entirely new members each year, Richard Witter was chosen to
remain for the eighth grade.
The class bought about 250 dollars worth of war stamps from its
ARGENTIAN '44 • 32• CLASS OF 1949 •
The 158 members of the seventh grode chose, as their officers, Joe
Burton, president; Gordon Harkness, vice-president; Donald Frame, secretary;
Roy Lee Vest, treasurer, and Ann Cartmill and Billy Combs as cheerleaders.
Thirty-five students of the seventh grade were members of the Argentine
Colt Club. Doris Fullerton was elected treasurer of this organization.
One boy and three girls represented their class in the Student Congress.
They were Lilia Arellano, Mary Lou Wylie, Wanda Baker, and Bobby Davis.
For the annual Stunt Night Bobby Davis sold sixty-four tickets. This was
the largest number sold by any individual student for a school program.
The beginners' band consisting largely of seventh grade students, under
the direction of Harold J. Mould, played for a Parent-Teacher association
meeting March 7, and the Junior High Clee club, under the direction of
Miss Mona R. Walter, presented the operetta, 'Tom Sawyer," May 12.
One of the projects of the class was buying a jeep. The seventh grade
bought more war stamps and bonds than any other class in the school. It also
brought in more waste paper.
Miss Bess Wilhite was the sponsor of the class.
FOURTH ROW—Carnahan. Ferreira,
Bain, Adams, Baker, Berry, Carroll,
Brady, Campbell, Dignan, Ashlock,
Blasche, Dcvle, Crowder.
THIRD ROW—Dyerson, R. Davis,
Burton, Combs, Borders. W. Brown,
Coble, Fullerton, Barnett, Corp, Hall,
Akers, Cartmill, Arellano.
SECOND ROW—Brashear, Cassidy,
V. Brown, Carlyle, Gannon, Albright,
Detmer, Bailey, Dollard, Braden,
Bushnell, Ball, Bell, Kolebaugh.
FIRST ROW—B. Davis, Frame, Cross,
Chester, Farris, Cowperthwoit, Duck-
worth, Blankenship, Dale, Ballentine,
• • •
FOURTH ROW—Karr, Haight, Han-
kins, Maisch, Kent, Magathan,
Montgomery, Folsom, R. E. Smith,
Ingalls, Martinez, B. Johnson.
THIRD ROW — Gutierrez, Murroy,
Lawson, Holsinger, Moffett, Hanks,
Main, King. Keith, Grube, Hardy,
SECOND ROW — Ibarra, Macias,
Howell, H. Hollister, Gossett, R.
Long, Moberly, McMullen, Landrey,
Warren, Harkness. Howe, Jones, D.
FIRST ROW—Gipson, Lauder, Hale,
Loyo, Glaser, Mischkc. Hisel, Klamm,
Huffman, I. Johnson, Hawes.
• • •
FOURTH ROW—W Reynolds, Var-
gas, Woodruff. L. Pacheco, Ousley,
Rutledge, Norwood, Studdard, H. A.
Sparks, Phelps Webb, Peugeot.
THIRD ROW—Vest. Poiltis, Taylor,
Penson, Solis, L. Reynolds, Sjoblom,
Mowrer, Phillips, Wylie, Rios.
SECOND ROW—Russell. H. Sparks,
Pacheco, Swartzendrubcr, Wright,
E. Payne, Pitts, J. Payne, Pierce,
FIRST ROW—Scherer, Quillin, Pence,
D. White, Stephens, Pearson, R. L.
33 • ARGENTIAN '44North View
P.-T. A. President
• SCHOOLS YELLS
AND SONGS •
Roh, Rah, Rah, Rah,
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight,
Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah,
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight,
Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah,
Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight,
Argentine Fights, Argentine Fights,
Argentine Fights, Fights, Fights.
• • •
• • •
We got the coach (clap, clap)
We got the team (clap, clap)
We got the pep (clap, clop)
We got the steam (clap, clap)
We got the coach, team, pep, steam,
Fifteen rahs for Argentine;
Rah, rah, rah, rah, rah,
Roh, rah, rah, rah, rah,
Rah, roh, rah, rah, rah,
Onward Argentine, Onward Argentine
We'll stand up for you
Fight and hold for Blue and Gold
To these colors we are true
Roh! Rah! Rah!
Stand and cheer, boys,
Never fear, boys,
A. H. S. our pride.
Cheer, cheer, the gang's all here
• • •
Sing to dear old Argentine
Fight for the Gold and Blue;
Stand and let us honor our school
Let every loyal mustang sing,
Sing with all our heart and soul
Eyes always to word our goal;
Keep this one and only motto.
Be fair and honest to our foe.
• • •
We'll raise a song
Both loud and long
To cheer our team to victory
Argentine high, so brave and strong
We pledge eternal loyalty
Fight on, boys, fight
We'll win this game
Roll up the score for Argentine
Beneath the fold
Of Blue and Gold
To Victory! Argentine.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 36STANDING—Broun, Miller, Buck-
man, Cornelius, Jeffries, Ritter, Miss
Frances Taylor, instructor, Vcclros,
Bouse. Stephenson, Rudd, Adamson,
Pountain, Bush, Newell.
SEATED—Fuller, Aiman, Carroll,
Southerland, Ryan, Fry, Phelps, But-
ler, Roberts, Wintcrstcen, Ervin,
• JOURNALISM •
Consisting of twenty-two girls and only five boys, the third year journal-
ism class, under the supervision of Miss Frances E. Taylor, was divided into
three staffs, headed by the three co-editors: Alyse Aiman, Charlene Buckman
and Edith Christ.
The circulation of the Argentian, the school bi-monthly publication,
reached a total of 1,300, three hundred copies being distributed to graduates
ond students in the service.
In the National Quill and Scroll contests Alyse Aiman won honorable
mention in the editorial division and Charles Wode placed os o national
winner in the headline writing contest.
Marilyn Adamson, Frances Butler, and Jean Fry headed the yearbook
Approximately ten students qualified for membership in the Press club.
Second-yeor members of the Quill and Scroll, international honor
society for high school journalists, are Alyse Aiman, Charlene Buckman and
Edith Christ. First-year members are Marilyn Adamson, Charlene Bouse,
Leola Bush, Frances Butler, Jean Fry, Jo Ann Jeffries, Helen Southerland,
Lois Stephenson and Charles Wade.
Four regular column-features of the Argentian were "Horatio" written
by Marilyn Adamson; "Argentians in Service", by Edith Christ; "Campus
Comments'', by Charlene Buckman and the sports column edited by Alyse
In the Lawrence state journalism contest, Charlene Buckman won a
third place rating for news story reporting, ond an honorable mention recog-
nition for feature writing. A second-place rating was received by Jo Ann
Jeffries for business management, and honorable mentions by Edith Christ
for service to the school and Betty Poling for art illustrations.
37 • ARGENTIAN '44FIFTH ROW—Dunwell, Moyhugh, Tuttle, Easter, Hinds, H. Smith, Richey, J. Childers,
Nation, McCulley, Lattin, Rudd.
FOURTH ROW Tyler, Miche D. Bush, Adamson, F. Busch, Hausler, Aiman, Evans,
THIRD ROW—Cramblit, Holsinger, C. Ch lders, M. Smith, Loomis, Gish, Gerber, Hernon-
doz, White, Pringle, Wylie.
SECOND ROW -LaDham, Karr, Bilycu, F. Dunwell, Scarlett, Fry, Parker, Albright,
Webb, Colvin, Briggs, Anderson.
FIRST ROW—Holmes, Babcock, Quirk, Anglcton, Bell, Bouse, Wire, Hopkins, Harold
J. Mould, director.
• ORCHESTRA •
The orchestra was composed of sixty members, thirty of whom played
string instruments. During the year the instrumental department played
approximately one hundred performances at places within a radius of 30
This organization played for assemblies, programs, and presented a
nickel assembly, April 19. The orchestra also presented an exchange con-
cert with Shawnee Mission, April 21.
The entire string section composed a string orchestra which played
at the junior and senior plays and other programs.
At the annual Spring concert presented April 25, three seniors and
one freshman were featured as soloists. They were Lois Jean Angleton,
cellist; Barbara Briggs, pianist; Jean Fry, violinist, and Anna Mae Cramblitt,
soprano. The first three also composed a trio which played at dinners, ban-
quets, and also at the Little Theater in the Municipal Auditorium.
Jean Fry was concert master.
The orchestra is under the direction of Harold J. Mould.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 38FIFTH ROW—R. Smith, J. Childers, Eostcr, Hinds, Richey, H. Smith, Rudd, Not on,
McCulley, D. Christine, Lattin.
FOURTH ROW—W. Holmes, Miche, Dunwell, P. Tuttle, Fuller, Jackman, Parsons,
Howe, Culp, Payne.
THIRD ROW—Hicks, Hausler, F. Bush, Roher, Paxton, Tyler, Hutchinson, D. Bu;h,
H. Tuttle. South, Bodam, Jones, C. Childers.
SECOND ROW—Carr, Wiyninger, L. Smith, R. Holmes, Janes, Forbes, Crocker, Thorpe,
Grube, Armstrong, Mayhugh, Babcock, R. Jones, Wylie.
FIRST ROW—Isaac, Adamson, Aiman, Gish, Evons, Johnson, D. Christine, H. Ghrist:
Director, H. J. Mould.
• BAND •
Harold J. Mould again directed the sixty-five students who composed
the senior band that furnished the entertainment at such programs as the
Santa Fe War Bond Drive, Stunt Night, Spring concert and all auditorium
events. At the concert Alyse Aiman, Bill Hausler, Bill Nation and Harold
Smith were featured as soloists.
Full band in complete uniform played at all home football games and
was divided in two "pep" bands, the Blue and the Cold, which played alter-
nately at home basketball games. This year for the first time Mr. Mould
had complete charge of the pep assemblies during the first semester.
Majorettes, led by Dorothy Clevenger, took a prominent part in the
entertainment at numerous programs. Marilyn Nelson was mascot. The
majorettes were Frances Butler, Bobbee Isaac, Eleanor Ann Duckworth,
Martha Crube, Dolores Hisel and I la Johnson.
The band played a concert at Central Junior May 12. In conjunction
with the Mustang Club the band presented the music for the Mustang Revue.
The band also played at the Grade School Track meet for the benefit
of the summer recreation program.
39 • ARGENTIAN '44• BOYS' AND GIRLS' GLEE CLUBS •
The combined enrollment of Boys' ond Girls' Glee Clubs was sixty mem-
bers composed of sophomores, juniors and seniors.
The Glee Clubs alternated with the band in presenting music for the
Parent-Teacher Association meetings.
The spring program presented March 24, consisted of mixed numbers
by both glee clubs, quartets, sextets, solos, and a one-act operetta entitled
"Dizzy Baton". The program was called "To Victory Through Song."
The officers of the Girls' Glee Club were Edith Porker, president; Dona
Tiner, vice-president; Frances Butler, secretary-treasurer; Dolores Matney and
Elsie Ortiz, librarians. The officers of the Boys' Glee Club were Virgil Crew,
president; Henry Riojas, vice-president; Dwayne Tarver, secretary-treasurer;
Paul Stigall and James Ulm, librarians.
"Servant and master am I, servant of those dead and master of those
living. I am incense upon which prayers float to heaven. I am smoke which
falls over the battle fields where men lie dying with me on their lips—I am
close to the marriage altar and when the grave opens I stand near by.
"One I serve as I serve all, and the king I make my slave as easily
as I subject his slave. I speak through the birds of the air, the insects of
the field, the crash of the waters on rock-ribbed shores, the sighing wind in
the trees, and I am even heard by the soul that knows me, in the clatter of
wheels on the city streets.
"I know no brothers; I am father of the best that is in men, and all
men are my brothers, and they are the fathers of the best that is in me.
I am of them and they are of me. I am MUSIC."—Anonymous.
FOURTH ROW—Malone, Leot, Sim-
ons, White, Hutchinson, Ouderkirk,
Crew, Ulm, Tarver, Ely, Stigall.
THIRD ROW —Hindman, Parker,
Eowden, Coats, Eosley, Howard.
Newell, Ayrault, Rudd. Tiner,
Holmes, Prather, Matney.
SECOND ROW—Cochran, Cross, Mc-
Givern, C. Smith, Butler, Dunwell,
Phelps, Schaffer. Jordon, McNeece.
Mitchell, John, Sweeney.
FIRST ROW—Miss Mono Walter, di-
rector, Monteil, Piersee, Sebo, Ortiz,
N. Smith, Morquez, Loomis, Ervin,
ARGENTIAN '44 • 40• LIBRARY •
Do you know the insignias of the United States armed forces? Would
you know how to find illustrations of them in a library? It is the work of
the library to provide books, pamphlets, maps, and other equipment and to
make the material easily accessible to the students. With a collection of
about 4,000 books it is no easy matter for the patrons to find the subject
matter they need, so the library has instituted class instruction on the use
of the library.
The library is an integral part of the school curriculum. Present day
teaching methods require the use of many books and the library must
consider the value of each book it orders in relation to the subjects offered
by the school. More and more the library is emphasizing technical books.
About one-fourth of the collection is selected for leisure-time reading.
The library is careful to consider the literary style of the books and the influ-
ence they may have on the student in helping to form a desirable habit and
attitude. About twenty-five popular magazines are available in the library
for both leisure reading and class work.
The aims or objectives of the school library are to create an interest
in various fields of knowledge and an appreciation of different subjects to
such an extent that the students will develop real reading habits.
4 1 • ARGENTIAN '44Art Students
• ART •
The art program provides for creative, functional, and appreciational
experiences. Individual feeling and interpretation are stimulated through
actual working with art materials, including various color media for painting
two dimensioned drawings, wood and linoleum for carvings to be used in
printing, yarn for weaving patterns on small looms, and clay for modeling
The appreciational function is intended to be cultural. The ideals of
nations have always been expressed through the arts and it is the aim to
enrich the student's art experience through discussion and analysis of color
reproductions, prints and replicas of representative works of a few great
During the school year student v ork was displayed in the Kansas City,
Kansas Public Library, at the annual State high school exhibit at Lawrence,
Kansas, and in the Scholastic Regional Exhibit held in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dorothy Ritter and Bonnie Rafferty received gold keys for their prizes in
this competitive exhibition, and Bernice Licklider was given national rating
in textile design in the Scholastic finals held at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
During May in the art classroom various crafts including textile painting,
clay modeling, and problems in wood and tin, completed the year's exhibits.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 42• FOODS •
Two courses in foods ore offered to make the work as practical as
possible to the girl, from the standpoint of working in her home or seeking
In the first course of foods, a study is mode of the selection of food
for the high school girl and her family, determining food value, marketing,
food costs, planning, preparation and serving of breakfast, lunches, supper,
foods for special occasions, and food preservation, consisting of the canning
of fruits and vegetables.
A study of the selection and care of the kitchen equipment is also
This course aims to encourage the girl to take an active part in the
preparation of meals in the home with the consideration of the proper use
of time, money, and energy.
The second course in foods is a continuation of the work of the begin-
ning course with special emphasis on meal planning, and costs. It includes
a study of the nutrition of the family, selection of foods, preparation and
serving of the family dinner, a unit in the selection and care of china, linen
and silver, problems in school and home entertaining, and a unit in food
preservation which consists of canning fruits and vegetables, the making of
jellies, jams and pickles.
Through home and school projects, the girl is given an opportunity to
plan and work independently.
43 • ARGENTIAN '44
• CLOTHING •
Two years of clothing are offered in high school. The general objectives
of the course ore (1) to develop in the girl an interest in being suitably and
becomingly dressed considering the family income, (2) to develop a sense
of appreciation of beauty of line and color and to learn how to adapt its
use to individual types, (3) to develop a reasonable degree of skill in the
construction of a girl's wardrobe.
In the first year, stress is placed upon the importance of being well
groomed and suitably dressed. The first year girl learns the fundamental
principles of construction, the various types of stitches, the use of the sewing
machines, and the use of the commercial pattern. Care and repair of cloth-
ing, which is becoming increasingly important is stressed. Darning, mending
and remodeling are just as important as the construction of new garments.
The second year includes a brief study of the source of fashion and
how it affects the cost of present day clothing. A study of textiles, line and
color helps the girl to develop her own standards of judgment in the selection,
purchasing, construction and upkeep of her wardrobe.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 44•
Mrs. Glenn Culp, Mrs. D. C.
Braun, Mrs. Ben Holmes, Mrs.
George Myers, Mrs. V. E.
Crocker, Mrs. James Longwith.
• PARENT-TEACH ER ASSOCIATION •
The Argentine High School Parent-Teacher Association carried on its
work this year under the leadership of Mrs. V. E. Crocker.
To help win the war it held paper sales, participated in the third and
fourth war loan drives and promoted the community youth center.
The 1943-44 officers were: Mrs. V. E. Crocker, president; Mrs. James
Longwith, first vice-president; Mrs. George Smith, second vice-president;
Mrs. Foster Hoover, secretary, and Mrs. George Myers, treasurer.
The officers elected for the year 1944-45 or: Mrs. James Longwith,
president; Mrs. Ben Holmes, first vice-president; Mrs. George Smith, second
vice-president; Mrs. Bruce Cartmill, secretary, and Mrs. Vernon Crocker,
In the final meeting of the year, Mrs. Crocker presented a check for
$200 to J. C. Harmon, principal of Argentine High School, to help cover
the cost of the annual. One hundred additional books will be purchased
to be used as gifts to out-of-town school visitors. The money was raised
through the paper sales held at different intervals during the year. To add
variety to the paper sales, one class would challenge the remaining classes
to determine the number of pounds of papers or magazines each could
45 • ARGENTIAN 44• VARSITY FOOTBALL •
Under the leadership of Captain Don Heard and the splendid coaching
of John C. Lonborg and Glenn F. Brown, the varsi'y football team had a
very good season although it lacked experience and weight. Having but one
returning letterman and only two boys weighing over 150 pounds, the team
was greatly handicapped, but with excellent coaching and good material
the Mustangs were able to place five boys on the all-star teams. On the
line were Don Heard, tackle; Wesley Ninemire, guard; and Charles Norman,
end. In the backfield were Tommy McMahon, quarterback, and Eddie
Cornelius, fullback, all of whom were seniors.
The Mustang seconds also played excellent ball. In their only game
of the season they downed the fast Wyandotte seconds 33 to 0. With ten
lettermen returning for action next year, the Mustangs are looking forward
to a better season. The ten lettermen are Leonard Dexter, Bob Stephenson,
Lloyd Sillyman, Jimmie McCurley, Ivan Crabaugh, Neil Borders, Harold
House, Glenn Kitchel, Arthur Martin, and Frank Payne.
Because experience for the Seconds will be essential for the success of
next year's team, Coach Lonborg substituted freely in the majority of the
games this season, and used as many as forty-one players in one League
FOURTH ROW — Moody. Dexter.
Norman, Ninemire, Maddox, House,
THIRD ROW—E. Cornelius, Martin,
Miller, Sillyman, Stephenson, Foster,
SECOND ROW—Ulm, Pountain, Eger,
B. Cornelius, Payne, Borders, Mc-
FIRST ROW—Coach J. C. Lonborg,
Easter, eodam, Sauccda, Tarver, Mc-
Mahon, Moore, Brown, assistant
ARGENTIAN '44 • 46
THIRD ROW Ludwig, Scarlett, Corr,
K. E. Miller, K. D. Miller, Woodruff,
SECOND ROW—Teeters, Aura, Jar-
vis, Coons, Reynolds, Lawson.
FIRST ROW—Coach C. E. Swendor,
Sauccda, Simma, Ansley, Vedros,
• SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL •
"With speed, poise, precision, weight and balance, the Sophomore foot-
ball team 1 his season was the best in twelve years," said Coach C. E. Swender.
This team defeated every Sophomore team from other schools that it
played. It was defeated only by the Wyandotte second team by a score of 6-2.
Success this year was attributed to the boys' fine cooperation with the
coach, to learning plays rapidly, turning out for practice every night and
above all, playing for the thrill of winning for the school. The boys had
everything needed for a football eleven; speed, weight, and the ability to
think while playing and they put it all to good use developing into a champion
team. Another thing that counted was the boys' gift for cooperation and
team work. They worked together, as a first class team should, as a group
of boys playing for sport and not for individual honor.
The linemen were perfect, being a coach's dream. They were stocky
and had a stonewall disposition during games. Backfield men were fast and
versatile, exactly as backfield men should be.
By the time these players are seniors, Argentine will have one of th?
best teams in the league.
47 • ARGENTIAN '44• BASKETBALL •
The basketball season was one of the best for a number of years, as
Coach Ed Ash's basketeers were defeated by only Shawnee Mission in the
Northeast Kansas League race. One of the highlights of the season was the
victory of the Mustangs over the Wyandotte Bulldogs 29-27, breaking their
undefeated record up to that time.
Charles Norman and Wesley Ninemire, seniors, were the only two
returning lettermen and provided the basis for the team. Wesley was the
high point man for the season with a score of 131 points for eighteen games,
with Leonard Dexter in second place with 85 points.
The Mustangs placed second in the Northeast Kansas League and as
a result participated in the regionals at Shawnee Mission, where they played
Ward and Leavenworth. Ward took the game the first night and thus threw
the Mustangs out of line for top honors. They defeated Leavenworth, how-
J. C. Shankland coached the reserve team this year, and despite their
inexperience they won four of nine games. James McCurley and Marvin Coons
were the sparkers for this team.
RESULTS OF 1943-44 BASKETBALL SEASON
December 28—Westport 33
3—Wyandotte 22 . Argentine 18 February
4—Rosedale 19 -Argentine 22 1 Ward 35 Argentine 28
10—Paseo 33 4—Lawrence 25
17—Turner 27 Argentine 34 8—Turner 37
21—Washington Rural 22... . Argentine 25 11—Olathe 25 Argentine 37
January 8—Wyandotte 28 Argentine 1 5 15—Wyandotte 27 18—Atchison 24 25—Rosedale 15 Argentine 29 Argentine 38
14—Shawnee Mission 34 Argentine 15
18—Rosedale 23 March
21—Leavenworth 25 ...Argentine 46 1 Ward 41
RESULTS OF REGIONAL TOURNAMENT AT SHAWNEE MISSION
9—Ward 28.....................................................Argentine 23
10—Leavenworth 24..............................................Argentine 34
THIRD ROW—Stephenson, Cra-
baugh Norman, Nincmire, Crew,
Maddox, Dexter, Sillyman.
SECOND ROW — Paris, McCurley,
Coons, Heard, Price, Brown, Saun-
ders, Coach E. A. Ash.
FIRST ROW—Coach J. C. Shank-
land, Loyo, Jarvis, Braun, Simma,
Tarver, Bush, Malone, Stigall.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 48THIRD ROW—Crobough. Bruner,
Borders, Larsen, Mullins, Silly-
man, House, Bruce.
SECOND ROW—Martin, Norman.
Stephenson, Jorvis, Lawson, B.
Cornelius. E. Cornelius, Pountoin,
FIRST ROW—Coach C. E. Swen-
der, Kitchell, Scarlett, Stigoll,
Smith, Lansing, Perkins, Long-
• TRACK •
Approximately forty-five boys reported for track this year, under the
direction of C. E. Swender. Although only one letterman was back, the team
was strong in the middle distances, relays and polevault.
The returning letterman was Captain Lloyd Sillyman '45, who took
first place in the polevault in the league meet last year.
The interclass meet was won by the seniors. The sophomores were
second and the juniors third.
The team consisted of 7 seniors, 9 juniors and 1 1 sophomores.
The seniors were Ed Cornelius, hurdles and relays; Don Heard, weights;
Bob White, dashes; Jerry Pountain, dashes and quarter mile; Dwayne Tarver,
half mile; Harold Smith, hurdles; and Charles Norman, high jump.
The schedule included a dual meet with Wyandotte, triangular meets
with Benton-Leavenworth and Olathe-Rosedale, City meet at Wyandotte,
Kansas University Relays, quadrangular meet at Argentine with Rosedale-
Washington Rural-Turner, Northeast Kansas League meet.
Leavenworth won first place in the first meet this year. Argentine won
second place and Benton dropped out.
In the second triangular meet of the season Argentine came from
behind to win first place. Olathe was second and Rosedale was third.
The boys who won letters this year are: Bob Cornelius, Ed Cornelius,
Ivan Crabaugh, John Loya, Arthur Martin, Charles Norman, Bill Perkins,
Jerry Pountain, Lloyd Sillyman, Bob Stephenson, Glen Stott, Harold Smith,
Dwayne Tarver, Bob White.
Last year's squad won fourth place in both the Regional and Northeast
Kansas league meets. The team won first place in triangular meets with
Benton-Leavenworth and Rosedale-Turner and placed third in the City meet.
Captain Kelly Green placed fifth in the low hurdles in the K. U. Relays.
At the State meet the medley relay team, consisting of Captain Green,
Jimmy Rusconi, Don Salmon and Andy Bordine, won third place, establish-
ing a new school record. Andy Bordine placed fifth in the broad jump.
49 . ARGENTIAN '44
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FIFTH ROW—Price. B. Stephenson,
Moody, Lansing, Dexter, Ninemire,
R. Miller, Mahoney, Winn, Souther-
land, Rudd, Vedros-Jr., Vedros-Sr.
FOURTH ROW E. Parker, Prather,
O'Dell, Tobey, Littlefield. Rafferty
Cornell, Notion, White, Brown,
Braun, Moyhugh, McGee, Winter-
THIRD ROW—Cook, Pountain, H.
Smith, Reynolds, Simons, Paris, L.
Stephenson, Whipple, Salts. Risner,
W. Parker, Neeley, Parkins.
SECOND ROW — Wylie, Welsh,
Markula, Smoshey, Simpson, C.
Smith, J. Ulm, Simma, Tarver, Par-
sons, Fitch, R. Ulm, T. McMahon.
FIRST ROW—R. Roberts. Normile,
L. Roberts, B. McMahon, Fuller,
Ryan, John, Redwme, Wire, Salmon.
FOURTH ROW — Holmes. Howard.
Jeffries, Angleton, Buckmon, Bouse,
Crabaugh, Heard, Beaumont, Jarvis,
THIRD ROW—Borders, Easter, Per-
kins, Hausler, Cudney, Eger, Dixon,
Coats, Holtom, Howell, D. Glenn,
SECOND ROW—Hoover, J. Jones,
Daniels, S. Glenn, Carroll, Butler, Ai-
man, Carrender, L. Bush, Knowles,
FIRST ROW—Briggs. A. Griffin, R.
Griffin, V. Ferguson, Bunch, D. Bush,
Fry, K. Ferguson, Boris, Gatzoulis.
• MUSTANG CLUB •
This year's Mustang Club, with a total of 116 members, was one of
the largest in the history of the organization.
The Mustang Club was established to create an interest in the school
athletic activities, stimulate pep through assemblies, lead cheering at games,
and create good will with other schools.
The officers were: Jo Ann Jeffries '44, president; Jerry Pountain '44,
vice-president; and Lois Carroll '44, secretary-treasurer.
Five mixers were sponsored by the club in the gymnasium for the stu-
dent body after five of the home basketball games.
On February 29, the Mustang Club Revue was held to raise funds for
the annual Mustang Club banquet which was held May 19, at the Quivira
Lakes Club house.
The cheerleaders were: Don Braun '44, Edith Christ '44, Alyse Aiman
'44, Jean Welsh '44 and Wanda Parker '46.
ARGFNTIAN '44 • 50• PHYSICAL EDUCATION o
A trained mind in a healthy body is the combination that counts most
The course in physical education has the following objectives:
To provide opportunity to develop skills that can be used
To contribute to the knowledge of and to encourage the
practice of desirable health habits.
To develop physical and organic structure necessary for
normal functions through wholesome activities.
To develop mental and emotional attitudes through the
medium of challenging and satisfying activities.
To provide social experience that will emphasize cooper-
These objectives are worked out through; team games which aid in
the development of desirable personality traits such as courage, initiative,
perseverance, leadership, resourcefulness, and unselfishnss; individual
sports, to develop an interest in sport activities; rhythms, to develop graceful
movements; and gymnastics.
Boys are developed physically for military training by ranger activities,
climbing ropes and running indoor and outdoor obstacle courses.
Students receive instruction in regard to health so that they may conserve
and improve their health and form desirable habits.
To stimulate happier living conditions, and give physical and mental
relaxations, enjoyable games are taught.
Volley Ball Team
51 • ARGENTIAN '44
1»K • NUMERAL CLUB •
The Numeral Club, a part of the Girls' Athletic Association has a larger
number of members this year than it has ever had. Participating in sports
every Friday night in the gymnasium, the girls earned points which, auto-
matically presented them with either a numeral, letter or the highest honor,
which is the gold letters of C. A. A. in the form of a pin. Six hundred points
for a numeral, one thousand for a Jetter and one thousand five hundred for
the gold letter, are earned through various activities, such as skating, tennis,
basketball, soccer, dancing and a record of their daily health program;
participants strive toward better health.
Fifteen seniors, the largest number of seniors that the club has ever
had, made up the majority of the organization. Four juniors, and two
sophomores represented the minority of the club. The Numeral Club exists
to stimulate and encourage members of the Girls' Athletic Association to
earn the necessary points to become members of the club. The entire
association consisted of 80 members.
No officers are elected, as it is a branch of the Girls' Athletic Associa-
tion. The officers of Girls' Athletic Association are: Roberta Griffin '44,
president; Alberta Griffin '44, vice-president; Barbara Briggs '44, secretary,
and Kathryn Ferguson '44, treasurer. Miss Sue Unruh, physical education
instructor, is sponsor of both organizations.
THIRD ROW — Aimon. Adamson,
Prather, Southerland, Buckmon, Dix-
on, Vedros, Fuller.
SECOND ROW—M. Jeffries, Levi,
R. Griffin, Boris, A. Griffin, McWil-
liams, L. King.
FIRST ROW—Woods, V. King. Fer-
guson, Pierce, Burgess, Sue Unruh,
ARGENTIAN '44 • 52• ARGENTINE HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM •
Sitting 'high on a windy hill' where a person may get a good view of the
surrounding city, is the Argentine high school stadium, located one-fourth
mile south of the high school.
The stadium is concrete and was completed in 1 939 at a cost of $40,000.
The seating capacity of the stadium is 2,700 people. The field was sodded
ot the cost of $1,000.
A track, one-fourth-mile in length with a curb encircles it.
For lighting, the field has four sixty-five-foot steel standard towers,
each standard equipped with seven, one thousand watt bulbs.
Dressing rooms for athletes are at each end of the stadium. These
rooms provided space for 50 boys. There are lockers, drying racks, showers
and storage rooms here also. Gas is used to heat these rooms and to provide
hot water for the players.
The stadium has an important part in the school activities by offer-
ing a place for out-door athletics and commencement exercises. The field
has a full term of activities beginning with the autumn football games and
extending through spring track meets and finally the senior high gradua-
tion. This year a grade school track meet was held May 18, to raise funds
for the summer recreation program.
53 • ARGENTIAN '44• SHIFTY SENIORS NET RESULTS •
DON BRAUN—A fast, shifty guard, was consistent at eager practice and
proved a faithful substitute.
ED CORNELIUS—As a result of his "go-getting ability", Eddie became second
high gridiron scorer in the city. Although small for a fullback, he had a
knack for connecting on screen pass plays which resulted in long runs to
many touchdowns for Argentine. Eddie was considered a fine general handy
man during the track season but specialized in middle distance events.
• • •
JOHNNY EGER—One of the finest fighters on the football squad, Johnny
took coaching naturally and carried out instructions to the best of his ability.
• • •
DON HEARD—The only returning letterman, Captain Don Heard was one
of the heaviest gridsters, weighing 170 pounds. As a right tackle, Don was
a hard hitter.
• • •
CHARLES "CHIEF" MALONE—"Chief" was a good defensive player with
pep to aid in lifting the morale of the team. Always present at practice, he
was a versatile eager.
TOMMY McMAHON—The smallest backfield man in the history of Coach
Lonborg's coaching career, this 130-pound quarterback had no fear of his
opponents and had plenty of spirit.
• • •
RAYMOND MILLER—A fine worker, Raymond followed his coach's sugges-
tions to a "T". Although this was his first year for athletics, he showed fine
judgment in his decisions as quarterback.
• • •
JACK MOODY—Jack excelled in both positions as center and guard for
the Mustangs. Weighing 165 pounds, he improved with the experience of
each game. He was a fast, hard-charging lineman.
ARGENTIAN '44 . 54CHARLES "BULLDOG" NORMAN—One of the top-flight scorers, "Bulldog"
filled left end position. To spectators he appeared to play nonchalantly but
this is the action of a true athlete. On the eager court, Co-coptain Norman
was a high rated guard. He is one of the only two seniors who participated
in three major sports during his senior year. Previously, he had received
recognition for his low scoring talent in golf.
• • •
WESLEY NINEMIRE—Wesley was the biggest player on the gridiron and
displayed some quick charging talent. He was a vicious defense man. Co-
captain Ninemire was a fast rebounder on the eager square ond o high
• • •
JERRY POUNTAIN—Jerry was a conscientious backfield man. Quiet ond
small, he was a shifty broken field runner with plenty of spirit. Jerry was a
prominent figure as a trackster where he spent his season as a middle
distance man. Incidentally, he ran the 440-yard dash in record breaking
• • •
HAROLD SMITH—Scholastically, Harold was an ace. He applied his
standards to track season where he ran the hurdles for the Mustangs. This
was Harold's third year to enter competition with the cindermen.
• • •
DWAYNE TARVER—Another senior who participated in the three major
sports his senior year. Dwayne was a quiet athlete but made good decisions
in all sports he entered. He was the only red headed senior on the teams
and developed rapidly in football, besides contributing plenty of speed in the
middle distance events during track season.
• • •
BOB WHITE—Bob developed plenty of speed along with spirit and determin-
ation during track season this year. He was an excellent sprinter and aided
in winning the middle distance events.
55 • ARGENTIAN '44• CALENDAR OF EVENTS •
20—Back to School Night
24— Football gome; Turner there
6— G.A.A. election of officers
8—Football game; Shawnee Mission here
13— First nickel assembly
15—P.-T. A. Paper Drive
15—Football game; Leavenworth there
22—Football game; Wyandotte here, campus pep rally
27—All school assembly, Navy Day
29—Football game; Lawrence there
4—Football game; Olathe here
1 1—Armistice Day Assembly
12—Football game; Atchison here
7-13—American Education Week
19—Football game; Rosedale there
25- 26—Thanksgiving Holidays
10—"A" Club initiation
7— Basketball game; Wyandotte, here
1 1—Student Congress
14— Basketball game; Shawnee Mission, there
18—Senior class assembly
18—Basketball game; Rosedale, there
21—Basketball game; Leavenworth, here
27— Stunt Night
28— Basketball game; Westport, here
ARGENTIAN '44 • 56• CALENDAR OF EVENTS •
1 1—Basketball game;
3—Sophomore Class Assembly
3—Basketball game; Ward, there
8—Football letters presented
9— Basketball queen assembly
22—Junior High Assembly
24—Vocal Music Program
31 —Gym Show
31—Kid and Hobo Day
7— Good Friday
5-6—League Track Field Meets
10—National Honor Society
12—Junior High Operetta
12-13—Regional Track Field Meet
18— Nickel Assembly
19— Mustang Banquet
21— Senior Baccalaureate
22— Junior-Senior Prom
23— Senior breakfast
24— Senior Class Day and Graduation
25— Ninth Grade Graduation
26— Awards Assembly
ARGENTIAN '44• CAMPUS COMMENTS •
Humorous activities of the year have been recorded in each issue of
THE ARCENTIAN through the column, Campus Comments. Below is printed
a year's summary of the school's unforgettables:
• • •
THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES:
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New dresses and starched hair ribbons just couldn't classify the brand-
new September seniors as ladies. More than holf a dczen walked home at
noon after the first day of school in their bare feet.
Intervaled quips of humor from the American history teacher, at least
formed the basis of many of the seniors' sense of humor, and prompted the
pro-discussion of "Why We Should Not Have Tests," which, by the way,
died o hopeless death.
Because the lost and found department has collected a score of unusual
things, we are glad to report that the trombone that reclined on the office
desk for a few days, finally claimed an owner.
Beginning typists emerged from their first series at the typewriter with
confused thoughts about the continuance of their course. But where else do
would-be-stenographers learn to type by listening to a recorded swing session?
Football practice and water bottles go hand in hand, so the football
captain handled the situation by carrying along a sophomore valet to guard
his personal water bottle.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 5S• THIRTEEN YEARS AS CLASSMATES •
• • •
Sixty students of the graduating class have attended thirteen years,
including kindergarten and elementary work at seven respective grade schools
of this community.
The senior class members who have attended school six years together
including junior and senior high school, number fifty-five. They are: Marilyn
Adamson, Alyse Aiman, Lois Angleton, Vivian Borders, Charlene Bouse,
Donald Braun, Barbara Briggs, Jack Brown, Leola Bush, Frances Butler, Lois
Carroll, Jack Cornell, Melvin Couch, Kathryn Ferguson, Jean Fry, Virginia
Fuller, Edith Christ, Alberta Griffin, Roberta Griffin, Bill Hausler, Margaret
Holsinger, JoAnn Jeffries, Minnie Mae Jeffries, Forrest Jones, Leota King,
Jack Kitterman, Paul Lawson, Gertrude Longwith, Edward McGee, Louise
McWilliams, Raymond Miller, Jack Moody, Bill Nation, Wesley Ninemire,
Charles Norman, Vona Payne, Jerry Pountain, Beverly Prather, Katherine
Purinton, Dorothy Ritter, Lora Roberts, Oney Lee Rudd, Bettyjane Ryan,
Dwaine Simons, Wanda Smashey, Harold Smith, Ernest South, Helen South-
erland, Dwayne Tarver, Wilma Vest, Carolyn Whipple, Betty Wing, Harold
Wintersteen, Albert Wohlford, and Joe Wollard.
Students from the Armourdale district who have attended three years
at Central junior and three years at Argentine senior together are Hazel
Beck, Nelson Bell, Arthur Berry, Peggy Bond, Helen Boris, Jimmie Buckley,
Charlene Buckman, Wendell Cudney, Betty Dixon, Everett Edwards, John
Joe Eger, Martha Gerby, Stella Gerby, Angelina Gomez, Helen Grube, Felisa
Hernandez, Billoween Hinkle, Harley Huggins, Calvin King, Kathleen
Knowles, Katherine Lovsky, Grace Marvine, Charles Mercier, Leo Pappas,
•Betty Piersee, Mary Risner, Carole Salts, Bob Saunders, Leroy Smith, Alene
Steele, Harold Stephenson, Lois Stephenson, Mary Vedros, Jean Welsh, and
New students this year are Jimmie Chiles, Joe Durbin, Margie Lee
Hardesty, Dona Jamieson, Frances Jones, Mary Jones, Gertrude Kuepker,
Evan McNeil, David Moore, Dorothea Mitchell, and Frances Schaffer.
The different schools represented with students attending thirteen
years together are Stanley with fourteen, John Fiske with thirteen, Emerson
and John J. Ingalls with seven, Morse with six and Noble Prentis with five.
59 . ARGENTIAN 44• KNOWABLE SENIORS
• • •
All of us Chiles who have gone to this high school will always Know(les)
about our school days as Full(er) of fun and a Long(with) this are many
The first year we were a Bunch of Eger small Fry Pountain(pounding)
around the big dark halls. When the Bell rang we were bound to Bush and
Crowder round everyone to get to class. Ve(dros) were sand among boulders.
'Hinkle twinkle little star' was gone forever.
Next year we got the drift a little Moore and began to Mill(er) around
and pay less attention to studies. All the boys were a Boyer to the girls
and the girls were a Durbin to the boys. Life was wonderful.
In the ninth grade we were a Beck of fun loving kids. We were kings
to all the underclassmen, seniors of the junior high school! Henny thing
we did was Heard by all. We left our junior high school Griffin (grieving)
in fear of the big senior high and the talked-about teachers.
Sophomores, yes sir! Senior high school at last! All the Joneses and
the Smiths were Wacker than ever. Loud clothes, something to be different,
came to the Braun looking boys. A bright Vest or a new style Cerby (hat is
what I mean) was Hard(esty) on the eyes. To the teachers we were a Payne
in the neck. A Buckman (boy with money) had a way with everyone this
season. It was "Pap(pas) how about a couple bucks? Cotta date tonight
with a South(er)land gal '
Juniors, almost seniors, lessons were getting better as the thought of
getting out of the place came near. The Mason and Dixon line would come
next year so we had to study more. Everyone Briggs (brags) about everyone
else so we can copy each other's homework. Everything else would Boris,
including the homework after we would go through such Myer(s) to get it.
Lovsky (Polish for love) sick boys could be seen almost Carrender girls to
class. Crub(e) or what we might call food was important to us growing kids.
Our motto for the year was, "Buy a Bond now and Carroll in prosperity ten
years from now." Welsh, everything went along just fine, except this poem,
which isn't so hot but Cornell do you good if you don't eat too much of it.
ARGENTIAN '44 • 60In 1943 we left our Holmes to come to good old Argentine every morn-
ing, leaving behind us the thought of staying home on the Couch—so our
mob Saunders on to school. American history is a Berry of a class flavored
with a little Salt(s) and White Whipple cream (we might call this class the
picnic place). Here we learned more about our Nation and the South. English
literature proved a deep subject where we read Robert Louis Stephenson's
poetry, but oh! the explaining of those poems. We are the symbols of the
school. No matter whether you were an Adamson, Ferguson, Lawson, or a
Jamieson or the daughter of a Purinton we were still seniors and the idols of
everyone. We were beginning to see where we were going to Ritter selves
of a lot of wonderful times, and still all of our Parker and Schaffer pens were
going double time. For the girls the Huggins get less and less and they grow a
bit Moody, as the last days become nearer and nearer. The Kitterman tells
fewer jokes and nobody knows what anyone else is doing—everybody is in
a Rudd (rut). We must have Water(s) on the brain, anyway we can hardly
keep up with time and as our parties and dances end, we're on our own.
World, have Mercie(r) on us Tine(r) girls and boys—we are to be the ones
to make you better.
• TO THE TEACHERS •
When the last few days of school arrive, it makes a fellow think
Of all the teachers through the years that helped him o'er the brink.
When we first arrived at high school and our knees seemed not so stout,
We always turned around to see someone to help us out.
The eighth grade brought a problem. That's right—we were it.
But did Teacher doubt our ability to think a little bit?
Then ninth grade graduation and talks in English class.
But when final grade day rolled around, we didn't fail to pass.
The Sophomore year was filled with bliss, and every day more joy,
'Cause teachers seemed so interested in every girl and boy.
As Juniors we were next in line to lead the senior high,
So the teachers helped us learn the ropes, as time went swiftly by.
But Senior year was full indeed, and important things were done
To make the finol escapade the very finest one.
You teachers, played the leading role in the drama the six years through.
And so the Class of '44 takes off its hat to you.
61 • ARGENTIAN '44• AUTOGRAPHS •
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Activities ............................................................ 35
Airplane Mechanics..................................................... 10
Annual Staff ........................................................... 2
Art ................................................................... 42
Basketball .......................................................... 48
Building .............................................................. 3
Building Trades ....................................................... 12
Calendar of Events..................................................56-57
Campus Comments ..................................................... 58
Class of '49........................................................... 33
Class of '48........................................................... 32
Class of '47.......................................................... 31
Class of '46... ......4.. 7.... ? 0.........29-30
Class of 28
Class of '44. 7..? .. . .......................................... 20-27
Guidance ...............:....... T..... f K—
Harmon, J. C, Principal............................................. 5
Journalism ......................................................... 37
Knowable Seniors .................................................60-61
Library ............................................................ 41
Machine Shop......................................................... 1 1
Mechanical Drafting ............................................... 14
Mustang Club ....................................................... 50
Numeral Club ....................................................... 52
Office Machines..................................................... 16
Orchestra .......................................................... 38
Parent-Teacher Asociation......................................... 45
Physical Education ......7.......a.................................. 51
Schlagle, F. L., Superintendent...................................... 4
School Yells and Songs.............................................. 36
Senior Band ........................................................ 39
Shifty Seniors Net Results........................................54-55
Sophomore Football ................................................. 47
Stadium .......................................................... 53
Student Congress .................................................... 9
Thirteen Years as Classmates........................................ 59
Today ............................................................. 7
Track ............................................................ 49
Typing ..............7.............................................. 17
Varsity Football ................................................... 46
Welcome ............................................................. 8
Welding ............................................................. 1 1
Woodwork .......................................................... 13
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