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Page 13 text:
She steps forward and rntroduces herself as our old
frrend and classmate Anrta Albrn She rs now famous
for her many prctures of modern art many of whrch
are hangrng rn The Louvre rn Parrs France Thrs rs
qurte a change from the prctures she was famous for
at Blue Hrll"'
I now see a gentleman wrth red harr comrng up
to the platform He appears to be rather nervous and
I rmmedrately recognrze hrm as none other than our
old classmate Charles Van Boenrng Charles rs a
psychologrst at Srng Srng and very busy studyrng case
hrstorres Hrs future must hase been decrded by hrs
profound love for psychology rn Blue Hrll
A shapely attractrxe chorus grrls steps forward
She rs short and has dark harr I recognrze her as
Shrrley Nass but on Broadway she rs known as De
lrghtful Delrcate Delectably Yours
A tall man wrth black harr steps forward from
the audrence He rs wearrng a long black robe and
from hrs quret drgnrty I see rt rs Robert Novak H
rs pastor of a church rn the prosperous crty of Ayr
and very much lrked by hrs congregatron
Next a slender grrl of medrum herght wrth blond
harr comes up and I recogmze her as aner Kort She
rs the lady prlot of the class and has just won the
ladys speed record of gorng 20000 mrles an hour rn
her rocket shrp the B H H S Space Flyer
A short man wrth horn rrmmed glasses now comes
forward and I see rmmedrately rt rs Alvrn Wrllems I
can see by hrs manner he has followed up hrs old de
srre to be a teacher I understand Alvrn rs now the
Superrntendent of schools rn Blue Hrll
Now there rs a stunnrng srlence as I see a neatly
dressed Arr Lrne Stewardess come forward She has
a sweet ready smrle for everyone I recognrze her
as Mary Brown I understand she and anet are gorng
rnto space travel wrth Merle
An elegantly dressed woman rs now comrng rnto
vrew She has long dark harr and her shortness tells
me rmmedrately that rt rs Monera Dusek She rs a
leadrng dress desrgner rn New York and by lookrng
at her one can easrly see why"'
As Monera leaves the platform a neatly dressed
woman rn a nurses unrform comes up to tell of her
experrence as a nurse rn the Mayo Brothers Clrnrc I
can see rt rs Velma Kohmetscher Her ambrtron to
be a nurse evrdently proved successful
Now comrng up to the platform rs a well dress
ed man He rs short and has blonde harr I be
lreve rt rs Gary Rerber Yes rt rs Gary rs now the
presrdent of General Motors and well known for hrs
never farl swrtch rn the new modern Chevrolet I
guess thrs was brought about by the trouble he used
to hare wrth the swrtch rn hrs dads car rn hrgh
Who rs thrs comrng up to talk to the group' I
notrce she has been takrng notes all durrng the pro
gram She rs of average herght and dressed rn a very
neat busrness surt It rs Shrrley Kort She explarns that
she rs Garys prrvate secretary I guess she felt rt her
duty to help hrm as she was the cause of the broken
A woman neat rn appearance rn every way steps
up and I can tell rmmedrately rt rs eannrne Carper
jeannrne rs a great metropolrtan opera srnger She rs
gorng to srng her theme song Ill see you Agarn
Next a tall handsome woman wearrng the unr
form of a wartress comes boldly to the platform She
speaks to Mr Gray I realrze rt rs our classmate Verla
Fry She rs now the owner of the Country Inn at
Paulrne noted for rts del crous home cooked meals
A man who I rmmedrately recognrze as Norrrs
Augustrn now comes up on the platform and tells the
group of hrs experrence as the engrneer of a conser
vatron company Hrs project novr rs a concrete dam
over the Lrttle Blue Rrver
A woman rs stepprng forward rrchly dressed and
wearrng a dramond broach Of course everyone re
members her as Betty Lou Kranau Betty rs now the
happy vrrfe of a jeweler rn Denver Colorado
A small rather stooped gentleman now comes
forward After watchrng hrm for a moment I can
tell rt rs Mr Rrchard Hadsell the other sponsor of
thrs class Mr Hadsell was the athletrc coach at Blue
Hrll He remrnrsces wrth the group for a whrle and
tells us he now has a srx man team of hrs own
The lrghts are growrng drmmer and the group
rs gettrng ready to leave These are the happy and
prosperous graduates of 53 and I know rf all the
Blue Hrll townsfolks were here they would be very
proud of them
Senror Skrp Tnp
On Aprrl IO 1953 at 7 00 a m the Senror Class
departed on therr skrp trrp After seventeen senrors
and therr sponsor Mr Gray boarded a chartered bus
drrven by Mr Kane they started for a two day ex
Therr first apporntment was to tour the State
Penrtentrary rn Lrncoln After so dorng they contrnued
therr trrp to Omaha where they regrstered at the Hamrl
ton Hotel That evenmg they drned at the Colony
Club after whrch they attended the Ice Capades The
next day they concluded therr trrp by tourrng the
Unrsersrty Campus rn Lrncoln They arrrved home
after an enjoyable trrp
Career Day Conferences
The first Annual Career Day Conferences were
called to order Aprrl 2 by Norrrs Augustrn senror class
presrdent Senrors from Bladen Cowles Eckley Gurde
Rock and Red Cloud were present
The conferences were opened by Dr Charles O
Nerdt Professor of Educatronal Psychology from the
Unrversrty of Nebraska Vocatronal group meetrngs
were held rn the mornrng and afternoon whrch were
conducted by men and women rn therr freld of work
There were drscussrons on cosmetology carpenter work
nurses trarnrng farmrng typrng and stenographrc work
lzusrness admrnrstratron dentrstry and other fields
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Page 12 text:
The Last Will and Testament
of the Senior Clcrss of 1953
We the Senror Class of 1953 rn the Crty of Blue
H111 the County of Webster and the State of Nebras
ka berng of unquestronable character and mental con
drtron do hereby make thrs our last wrll and testament
renderrng word and of no avarl any former wrll or wrlls
that may have been prevrously made by us durrng a
perrod of temporary optrmrsm
To the school and our herrs we are leavrng a
magnrlicent and valuable volume comprled by us the
Senror Class durrng the four years of our ardent
search for knovrledge In rt you wrll find lrsted our
many outstandrng deeds and achrevements You wrll
also Hnd a sectron wrrtten rn behalf of the unrors
Here they wrll frnd helpful suggestroas on how to act
whrle they are Senrors sample examrnatrons fno ans
wersb and several mrscellaneous rtems whrch we hope
wrll be useful
The teachers of Blue Hrll Hrgh School wrll find
a wonderful specrally tested recrpe for never farl de
lrcrous coffee tPerfected by Mary Brown and anet
Kort durrng therr coffee hourj
Besrdes thrs wonderful tome there are also smaller
rndrvrdual bequests as follows
Anrta Albrn wrlls her back seat rn the study hall
to George Brayton Its closer to the waste basket and
Norrrs Augustrn vsrlls hrs pep band to Dorothy
Dusek or anvone else wrth a loud xorce and weak mrnd
Mary Brown wrlls her fondness for red harr to
Erleen Kranau so she and Merwrn wrll get along
Merle Brown wrlls hrs studrous qualrtres to Mr
Runnalls Hell need them thrs summer
eannrne Carpet vsrlls her abrlrty to keep her harr
lookrng nrce to Patty Holthaus Make good use of rt
Clara Duesterhoeft wrlls her blushes to Peggy
Monera Dusek wrlls her quret ways to Roberta
Lukas Don t abuse them Roberta
Randall Frahm wrlls hrs trtle of Senror Casanova
to anyone who can fulfill the qualrhcatrons That one
may be tough
Verla Fry vrrlls her posrtron as Belle of Paulrne
to Ixathy Post
Eleanor Gartner wrlls her actrng abrlrty to the
would be actors and actresses of B H H S
anet lxort wrlls her house next to the school to
erry Koepke so that he can get to band on trme
Shrrley lxort wrlls her good natured ways and
cheerfulness to jrnct Brker
Velmr Kohmctsclrer vrrlls her rnterest rn nursrng
to Betty Rort tThrnk of thosc cute male patrents
Carroll Goll vtrlls hrs physrque to Larry Peterson
Youd better go on 1 drct Lrrry
Shrrley Nrss wrlls her brg brown eyes to Elarne
Grlprn Novr she cm rttrrct some of those cute I-last
Robert Not ak xxrlls hrs bashfulness to Glen john
Gary Rerbcr wrlls enough of hrs waxy blond harr
to Mr Gray so that he can use the comb he got for
Loren Rose wrlls hrs hergnt to Marron Waluurn
Hell need rt when he makes the frrst team rn basket
Chuck Van Boenrng wrlls hrs ornerrness and curly
harr to Rrchard Hubl Take good care of rt Rrchard
Alvrn Wrllems wrlls hrs frrst charr posrtron rn the
clarrnet sectron to Archre Huol Thatll take a lot of
In The Years To Come
It rs a quret evenrng rn May 1968 The scene rs
rn the famous New York nrght spot the Stork Club
Thrs rs Celebrrty Week rn New York and tonrght
all the celebrrtres from Blue Hrll Nebraska are meet
rng I understand that all these celebrrtres were grad
uates of the class of 53
The room rs rather drmly lrghted as they all srt
together drscussrng old trmes A hush falls over the
group and a small almost bald headed man steps up on
t e platform Somethrng about hrm seems famrlrar
es I know now rt rs hrs harr Its Mr Ralph Gray
used to be one of the sponsors of thrs class and I
see he has been chosen to be master of ceremonres
thrs evenrng He has started to recall old memorres
that the group shared together and rs gorng to talk
wrth each celebrrty to frnd out what great rmprove
ment they have contrrbuted to socrety
A small consprcrous rntellrgentlookrng gentle
man steps forward and after a glance I can see rt rs
Carroll Goll He rs the yazz band krng of New Or
leans now famous for hrs rendrtron of Blue Hrll
Blues After a few selectrons from Carrolls Jazz
band a tall handsome gentleman dressed rn a gleam
rng space cadet unrform comes to the spotlrght I
can see now rt rs our old classmate Merle Brown who
has just returned from hrs frfth trrp to the moon I
rs rumored he has a grrl there
I now hear a great applause as the famous Broad
way star Mercy Krlbrrde known to us as Eleanor Gart
ner steps forward She rs playrng Ma Skrtter rn the
famous Broadway hrt Comrn Round the Mountarn
Everyone remembers the hrt she was rn the unror
Now a very handsome gentleman steps forth
from the crowd He srnrles and I know at once rt rs
Randall Frahm Randall rs srngrng for The Lucky
Strrke program I Lrke em Round Frrm and So Fully
As he leaves the spotlrght I hear a low whrstle
and srgh as a slender grrl vxrth a stunnrng harr do walks
up to the platform Thrs cm be none other than
Clara Duesterhoeft She rs now the owner and oper
ator of Mademorselle Clarres Beauty Shop rn Boston
famous for rts lovely frnger curls Thrs must be a re-
sult of her practrce rn Englrsh class rn hrgh school days
A charr squeaks and a tall gentleman steps for
ward He looks famrlrar btrt yet 1 can not place hrm
-oh yes rt rs Loren Rose He rs xery drstrngurshed
lookrng and Loren tells us he rs the head taxrdermrst
and screntrst rn the Smrthsonran Instrtute rn Washrng
ton D C
At the rrght of the platform rs an attractrve wo
man who has been sketchrng the group thrs evenrng
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Bolts and Nuts
Benrta Bolt Rebeccas nrece anet Kort
Lutre Sprnks the mard who wrnks Eleanor Gartner
Rebecca Bolt manager of the Bolt Sanrtarrum for
Mental Hygrene Antta Albrn
Martha Grubb the cook a melancholrc Shrrley Kort
Twmk Starr Bonrtas fiance wrth delusrons of
grandeur Norrrs Augustrn
Dr Hrppocrates joy a psychratrrst Carroll Goll
Henry Goober the porter afrard of lunatrcs
Phrneas Plunkett a lawyer wrth a humrlrty com
pex Alvrn Wrllems
Mrss Prunella Frgg a patrent wrth claustrophobta
Cadwalleder Cltppy a patrent afrud of cats
Mrs Gertle Glossop a pttrent who fears contam
1rl21rl0r1 Ileannme Carpet
Wrlbrrr Glossop her drrlrng chrld
Charles Vm Boenrng
jack Gordon a young rnterne Gary Rerber
On Aprrl 74 1953 at 8 00 p m the Senror Class
of Blue Hrll presented therr play Bolts and Nuts a
farce rn three acts
It rs the story of eccentrrc Rebecca Bolt who turns
her late brother Benyarnms house 1nto a mental sanr
tarrum By a letter brought to her by Bens xncom
petent lawyer Phrneas Plunkett she drscovers that her
late brother left her S15 OOO hrdden somewhere rn the
house The actron really starts when all the patrents
begm searchrng for the money These patrents berng
Mrss Frgg Mrs Glossop and her darlrng son Wrlbur
grst rs treatrng them Later Rebecca drscovers these
patrents are only fergnrng phobras all except Cad
walleder Clrppy Rebecca rnsrsts that Benrta her nrece
should not marry that mercenary fortune huntrng
brute Twrnk Starr But after Tmnk finds the money
Rebecca consents to therr mtrrrage Martha Grubb
Bens old housekeeper md Henry Goober a Negro
porter take care of the patrents Cadvxalleder Cltppy
consents to marry Rebecct but Lune Sprnks the maid
strll has her vunkrng nc jrck Gordon an rnterne at
the county asylum ends the fear of havmg an esca
mentrl case roamrng tround by takrng Dr Joy back to
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