El Dorado High School - El Doradoan Yearbook (El Dorado, KS)
- Class of 1949
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The El Doradoan - 1949
Published by the Senior Class
El Dorado High School
Editor ----- Bob Chalfant
Associate Editor - Mary Jo Osborn
Business Manager - Melvyn Abels
Staff Photographer - Roy Wilson
Art ---- Duane Graham
Snapshots - Bill Hollis
Sports - David Matheny
Classes - - - Connie Creswell
Organizations - - Sue Binter
Activities - - - Shirley Marley
Typists - Mary Jo Dannenfelser
Proof Reader - - Merle Heitman
Sponsor ---- Rachel Hoyt
Printing - The Butler County News
El Dorado, Kansas
Engraving - Sun Engraving Co., Inc.
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2 To Our Community-its citizens and its spirit.
To all of us our home town is a friendly, progressive community of open-minded,
Wide-awake citizens-the kind of men and women who consider it their responsibility to
help us over the many problems of life. Here young' people are understood and encour-
aged rather than neglected and criticized as is the case in some communities.
VVe take this opportunity to extend our deepest appreciation to those who have
shown that they are interested in the young citizens of our community and to those who
have given most that We might have the best chance for success and happiness. Our sin-
cere thanks are also extended to those Whose patience. understanding, and guidance have
helped to make us better citizens and individuals.
To all these-we, the '49ers, dedicate this-our memory book of 1949.
H. C. Cornwell
J. F. HUGHES
Szfapmmfemlenf of Schools
Mrs. Lillian Benson
Gladys Faye Beuchat
Lee A. Cassida
A. B. Collins
Robert G. Douglass
James F. Edwards
Luke B. Headrick
James W. McDonald
William R. McMillan
G. E. Shaffer
Victor P. Smith
E. E. Snyder
Ralph W. Wallingford
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Jack Patty, President
Treva Phelps, Vice-President
Jane Murray, Secretary
Bonnie Bowers, Treasurer
After four hard years of prospecting, we have finally struck gold. With the
acceptance of our diplomas as a reward for our efforts, we will now begin to work
our claims in earnest. In our search for knowledge the questions of whether these
years have seemed short, with each day bringing us new adventures and interesting
experiences, or if this period has seemed dull and endless, can be answered only by
A backward glance is proof enough that we 49'ers haven't been idle. We have
won more than our share of honors in athletics, agriculture, forensics, music and
scholarship, not to mention the various other activities in which we participated.
Now at last, our goal has been achieved-graduation. As we, the Senior Class
of 1949, view our past, we have a sense of accomplishment and pride in a job Well
Melvyn David Abels
Russell Ralph Abraham
Erma Bernice Anderson
Charles Duane Auer
Nona May Ball
Don Eugene Beam
Norma Jean Bennett
George F. Berry
Katherine Marie Bielefeldt
Frank Calvin Bigler
Mary Sue Binter
Helen Elizabeth Blake
Charlotte Nadine Boss
Bonnie Marie Bowers
Floyd Rowe Brentlinger
Loy Eugene Browning
William Clarren Butterworth
Betty Jo Cain
Bill C. Campbell
Bettina Louise Cantrell
Robert Allen Chalfant
Elizabeth Leann Chapman
Elenor Joy Cherryholmes
Peggy Joan Christensen
Velva Pauline Church
Virginia Lee Cook
Warren Hall Coutts
Betty Lois Crawford
Constance Eloise Creswell
Merlin Clark Dailey
Mary Jo Dannenfelser
Thomas Eugene Datin
Donald Charles Demo
Jerry Roland Demo
Robert Neil Denny
Rudy Jean Dietrich
Carole Nadine Doane
William Eugene Eastham
Frankie Carlisle Fisher
William Maynard Foster
Joseph B. Fowler
Donna Dee Funk
Olive Carolyn Godfrey
Duane Alan Graham
Lloyd Eugene Greenwell
Marjorie Lee Hanson
Romona Rose Hanson
Mary Ann Harrington
William Christian Hauber
James Ferril Hays
Ruth Carol Heap
Merle Marie Heitman
Georgia Lee Hilton
Robert Eugene Holladay
Bill Reece Hollis
Sarah Jane Horney
Charles Russell Hudson
Orval Eugene Jackson
William LeRoy Janney
Mary Elizabeth Jordan
Alfred Allen Kilgore
Donald Eugene Knapp
Donald Ray Krutsinger
Lawrence George Lamb
Loretta June Leach
Billy Ray Lee
Phyllis Jean Leffler
Jerold Erwin Leonard
Evelyn Arlene Lewis
Tom Wayne Locke
Virginia Catherine Long
Charles Dean Lovern
Robert Stanford Mairs
Shirley Dean Marley
Ruth Ann Martin
Leslie Ray Mason
David Leon Matheny
Pat Riliegh Matlock
Roy Daniel McKenzie
Calvin LeRoy McMillan
Wanda Lea McWilliams
Avrion H. Mitchell
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Elizabeth Jane Murray
Frankie L. Nearhood
James Robert Nuttle, Jr.
Velma Mae Odle
Billy Keith Olinger
Mary Jo Osborn
Phyllis Marie Osburn
Bobby Harold Ott
Jack Eugene Patty
Billy Tracy Perry
James Emory Perry
Treva Anne Phelps
Evert Eldon Prewitt
Margie Anne Reed
George Dean Reynolds
Mary Lou Roberts
Robert Neil Robertson
Donna Josephine Rogers
Marjorie Lucile Ruckert
Bonnie Jean Sattler
Terence John Scanlon
Donald Aaron Smith
James Edward Smith
Rolland Max Smith
Mildred Loree Srader
Helen Marilyn Stackley
Dean Ross Stackley
Martha Lee Stackley
Victor H. Stephens
Jennie Lea Thomas
Joyce Marie Thomason
Betty Jean Thompson
Margaret Jean Thompson
Melvin Otis Thurman
Wanda Sue Trent
Joseph Eldon Unger
Ethel Joanne Walter
Robert Jack Weber
Robert Lee Webster
Neal Ora Williams
Arthur Howard Wilson
Roy D. Wilson
Wanda Joan Wood
George Elwin Zimmerman Jr
FIRST ROW: R. Dickson, Pierce, Moore, Houston, Ruckert, Thompson, Kiseckcr,
Cameron, I-Iart, VVelty, Pennington, Barber, Fowler, Blanchard, Kromer, Mitchell,
Meyers. SECOND ROW: Webb, Smith, Thompson, Buhler, Barton, Baltzell, Logan,
Usrey, Barnes, Maxwell, Owens, Lehr, Erpelding, VVest, Hart, Williams, Ross, Reep.
THIRD ROYV: Srader, Scott, DeLano, Hope, Harris, Incontro, Lehr, Breese, Crelly,
McKinney, Bell, VVillian1s, Moore, Horney, Rogers, Snow, Ball, Crockett. FOURTH
ROW: Doyle, Leek, Bolin, Williams, Robinson, Sholdcrs, Knowles, Shriver, Loyd,
Leach, Shirkey, Lemasters, Jones, Gibson, Marsh, Zieman.
FIRST ROVV: Holaday, Scholfield, Van Fleet, McReynolds, Trapp, Lewis, Purcell, Kunkle, Holm-
sti-om, Elmborg, Hatton, Blankenship, Edwards, Tarrant, Prigmore, Brazil, Jones, Sullivan, Trostle,
Speaker, Shaffer, Renimert, Smith. SECOND ROW: Mannion, Hash, L. Scott, Hil'l, Kinball, Neely,
Taylor, Love, Stebbins, Brant, McCoy, Bell, Riggs, Doty, Mattix, Nixon, Coffman, Meyers, B. Dick-
son, Faulconer, R. Hoyt. THIRD ROW: Anderson, Stark, Crockett, Demo, Blanchard, Murray, Brick-
lev, Werts, Gruver, Huttenhoff, Finch, Donlay, Maddux, Riggs, Robbins, Hollis, Sweeney, Shook,
Gilliland, Schmidt, Martin, Long, Large McDonald. FOURTH ROXV: Carrol, Fowler, Slioopman,
Crist, Beever, Richey, M. Jones, Harvey, Butler, Needham, Grant, Fowler, L. Long, Bunson, Mc-
lntire, Ash, Andrus, Fansler, Miller, Wesley, Pcnl, Korner, Bracken, Pierce.
Every one of the juniors has good reason to
be proud of his progressive class. With state of
seniorhood just around the corner, these juniors
are even now preparing for their grand showing
in 1950. This promising class has been highly
active, excolling in all fields. With the pep and
enthusasm they have shown, we know that their
last year will be an outstanding one.
Glen Gruver, president, June Elmborg, secre-
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FIRST ROW: Schonelierg, D. Schmidt, Mattox, Moss, Leonard, D. Smith, Bright, Post, Ball, Myers,
Sullivan, Daniel, Neighbors, Barr, Pippig, Green, Morti, Liggett, and Darnold. SECOND ROW:
Kinnsinger, Ellis, Gipson, Kelly, B. McAdoo, C. Smith, P. Johnson, McCauley, Holladay, Still, Tighe, S.
Schmidt, Bigler, Jackson, Pickett, Morris, Zieman, and Miss Ward. THIRD ROW: Overton, Griffith,
Dunham, Rollings, Wintermote, Krops, Wagner, Dalton, Thorburn, Mulvany, B. Walker, Bell, B.
Foulk, Grove, Cooper, Cassidy, Jenkins, and Thomas. FOURTH ROW: T. Lively, Robinson, Boone,
K. Schmidt, Patty, Bellew, Sibley, and Ratley.
FIRST ROW: Dennis, Shaffer, Guthrie. Reed, Parry, Jones, Bill Johnson, Gladfelter, Robertson,
Lamb, Greiner, G. Lively, I. Page, Porter, Palmer, Counter, R. Schmidt, and Weber. SECOND ROW:
Moore, Sweeney, Pearman, J. Betty, Wilson, Hogaboom, Butterworth, Rebstock, Taylor, Shaner,
Dickerson, Lehr, B. Betty, Noland, Larkin, Funk, Ma1'tin, Rockley, and Leach. THIRD ROW: Pyle.
De Leon, Bob Johnson, Sewel'l, J. Mizer, W. Mizer, Rost, Phillips, Adams, Cook, Parsons, Manion,
A. Page, Crowley, Kail, Linn, Nihiser, J. Lewis, and Forrestall. FOURTH ROW: IVIiss Ward, Mc-
Kown, Salmans, Fudge, Kingsley, Brown, Hughes, Waymire, R. Warren, Cox, R. Cassidy, Trent, B.
Warren, Eisenhour, Maus, Stanton, E. Walker, Ridgeway, Bailey, and J. McAdo0.
Glass Og 1951
Here are those fun-loving, carefree sophomores
who last year, were "the forgotten race" toth-
erwise known as freshmenl. In every way these
industrious students have made their presence
known. They are extremely proud of the large
number from their class who have displayed out-
standing ability in athletics, music, forensics, and
other fields. To the class of 1951 go our most gen Dalton, vice-pl-esirlentg Bill Johnson
Sl1'1C6Y6 WlSll6S for SUCCESS ill tl'l9 116X'C 'EWO y63I'S. president: Harriet Brown, treasurer Mal
ll-ne Moss, secretary.
Members of the 1952 Class: Z. Adrian, F. Anderson, G. Andrus, G. Arb, B. Bacon, J. Baker, D.
Barnes, H. Barnes, I. Bass, K. Bell, B. Binter, B. Bolin, L. Bowers, M. Bowyer, J. Boyce, W. Braman,
A. Brewood, D. Brooks, B. Bruce, J. Bryan, K. Burns, D. Butler, V. Cannon, B. Canon, B. Cantrell,
W. Carriker, P. Carter, L. Cherryholmes, R. Church, J. Cook, J. Cook, E. Coons, M. Cowley, B. Cox, M.
Crist, M. Crum, C. Dale, J. Davenport, B. Davis, J. Delahunt, G. Dickinson, D. Donley, S. Dungan,
G. Elder, F. Farthing, E. Faulkner, B. Feder, D. Feller, T. Fisk, J. Foraker, J. Foster, P. Gilliland,
L. Gillis, E. Gipson, F. Grant, P. Gray, B. Green, F. Grosch, S. Grubb, H. Haggard, D. Hamaker, M.
Hamblin, R. Hamilton, D. Harper, D. Harper, C. Ha rt, J. Hartnett, L. Harvey, R. Harvey, B. Hender-
son, B. Henderson, B. Hiedeman, D. Hill, J. Hollis, B. Hudson, W. Ittner, E. Jackson, K. Kassebaum,
C. Keith, L. Kennedy, W. Kimball, A. Kinney, J. Kirkman, M. Komer, G. Lamb, J. Lehr, R. Lehr, B.
Lemasters, R. Lewis, R. Link, S. Linn, D. Lockamy, P. Logan, P. J. Logan, A. Long, E. Love,
J. Lovern, F. McGoyne, M. McKenzie, J. Mahan, D. Marcum, D. Martin, S. Martin, D. Mill'er, N.
Mitchell, J. Moreland, L. Morgan, D. Moriarty, H. Moser, M. Mossman, D. Murphy, H. Myers, Ha1'riet
Myers, B. Nelson, D. Noel, J. Norris, D. Nye, D. O'Brien, K. Ogan, P. Parscal, R. Pierce, C. Pen-
nington, F. Perry, P. Pei-shall, P. Peyton, M. Pierce, G. Porter, D. Potter, L. Quinones, D. Ram-
sey, E. Redburn, D. Reep, B. Reiche1't, J. Richey, R. Richey, G. Ridgeway, P. Riggs, P. Robetrs, K.
Robertson, M. Schafer, H. Schlesinger, Y. Schmidt, L. Scribner, D. Seeber, M. Seymour, D. Sharp,
G. Shombcr, B. Shook, G. Silor, B. Simpson, I. Smith, J. Smith, M. Smith, E. Sniock, C. Snook,
C. Spires, L. Srader, B. Stangle, F. Steiner, H. Stewart, B. Stiller, J. Studebaker, M. Thomas, P.
Thomas, S. Thomason, F. Thompson, R. Thompson, C. Thorburn, J. Unger, L. VanBeber, J.
Vogelman, B. VonBehren, P. Wade, W. Waldorf, E. Wall, J. Walls, D. Wentworth, B. West, J.
Whitacre, J. Wicliers, M. Wiley, K. Willett, J. Wisely, J. Young, P. Zieman, D. Garland, D. Lively.
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Now we present the lowly freshmen. Despite the fact that these underprivileged
characters have had to bear the brunt of insignificance, their spirits have remained high.
The accomplishments of this up-and-coming class in the many phases of school life can-
not be overlooked. And with the initiative and zeal these freshmen possess, we are con-
fident they will continue to carry on the aims and traditions of E. H. S.
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Dietrich. Murray, Graham, Barber.
The year 1948-49 has been a successful
one for the Student Council. Under the
direction of our president, Rudy Dietrich,
some of the numerous events sponsored have
been school parties, especially the successful
barn dance, "Help the Children" fund, and
a large bon-fire and pep-rally held in sup-
port of the football team.
At the first of each year a vice-president
is elected from the Junior Class. He auto-
matically becomes president next year. This
year Jim Barber was elected to the office.
Jane Murray was elected secretary, and
Duane Graham, treasurer for both semesters.
Each home room is represented by a mem-
ber who is elected for one semester. Through
the guidance of Mr. Cornwell, a grand job of
leading and democratic representation can
be credited to these, our student councilors.
Standing: Dietrich, Mr. Cornwell, Holladay, Morti, Lamb, Parsons, Unger, Abels, Gruver, Lee, Peal,
Barber. Seated: First Row-Murray, Hell, Smith, Tighe, Matheny, Bigler, McMillan, Second Row-
Buhler, Hilton, Moore, Ball, Bowers, Graham, Third Row-J. Patty, Godfrey, Tarrant, Guthrie, C.
BACK ROW: Ingalls, Feller, Dalton, Speaker, McDonald, Cameron, Datin, Long, Post, Newcomer
SECOND ROW: Lee Krutsinger, Parry, Brazil, Prigmore, Shirkey, Dietrich, Bigler, Scott, Mannion
FIRST ROW: Wilson, Reynolds, Graham, Patty,
Demo, Blanchard, Smith, McDonald.
ON FLOOR: McCoy, Locke, Jackson, Barber.
This group of lads who have banded to-
gether under the name "E-Club" are
actually a group of Wildcat lettermen who
have organized for fun and real fellow-
ship, Good sportsmanship and friend-
ship are stressed in this he-man's club
which has become traditional in E. H. S.
The annual initiation for new members
is always one of the highlights of the
school year. New members are always
plentiful when this day rolls around, for
the rousing good times shared by E-Club
members are too much to pass up.
Throughout the year, the club, under the
direction of Sponsor Jim McDonald, stages
various events for its members and in-
terested non-members. Several sports
Hollis, Butterworth, McMillan, Holladay, Kilgore
films are shown to the public each year.
The annual E-Club Banquet, which is held
in May for members and their dates, is
perhaps the outstanding E-Club event of
the year. This year the hard-playing
faculty boys lost out to the E-Club cage
crew in the traditional E-Club-Faculty
game. The E-Club is one of the finest
groups in a school in which outstanding
organizations are the rule rather than the
The following officers were elected for
the 1948-49 term: Calvin McMillan, presi-
dent, Bill Butterworth, vice president,
Roy Wilson, secretary, Rudy Dietrich,
treasurer, Bob Holladay, sergeant-at
STANDING: Riggs, Miss Ward, Miss Lafferty, Thomas, Cook, Schmidt, Garcia, Murray.
SEATED: Ball, Brown, Large, Schlesinger, Thompson, Bell, VVillia1ns, Holmstrom.
Such activities as scavenger hunt, Christmas caroling,
CARE dance, Mother-Daughter Banquet, Thanksgiving as-
sembly, and World Day of Prayer observance have highlighted
anoth erlfhiifisfulfvela rid? or iBayeUiEs. T
Enjoying the largest membership in history, Kayettes
can be proud of its officers: Nona Ball, Phyllis Riggs, Jean
Bell, and Ruby Schlesinger. Under the leadership of the
sponsors, Marie Lafferty and Ida Belle Ward, Kayettes has
been a lively and interesting organization.
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The Junior Red Cross, in our
school as well as in others, is the
junior membership of the Ameri-
can Red Cross and represents that
great organization in the schools.
Through its channels, the skills,
service and financial contributions
of the student body can be directed
to ends both socially and educa-
This group elected from its ranks
the following officers: Pat Moore.
presidentg Mary Ann Harrington,
vice-president, Marlene Dickerson,
secretaryg and Clifford Donlay,
FIRST ROVV: Day, Dickerson, Hariington, Moore, Denning
ton, Cherryliolnies, Maddux.
SECOND ROW: Baltzell, Donlay, Unger, Miss Doyle, Speaker
Wagner, Taylor. Moss.
The interest and effort of the
leaders and members of this year's
Hi-Y Club made every meeting
profitable as well as enjoyable.
The club's activities for the year
included regular meetings, relig-
ious films, two days of personal
conferences conducted by Clyde
Hartford, State Hi-Y Counselor,
and the annual Hi-Y picnic in the
The officers for this year were
Calxin Bigler, president, Jim Bar-
ber, vice-president, Calvin lVIclVIill-
an, secretary-treasurer5 Roy Wil-
son, program chairman, Melvin
Richey, devotional leader, Jim Mc-
Cully, World Brotherhood leader,
Bill Moore, membership chairmang
Mr. Snyder, sponsor.
BACK ROYV--Sclizifer, Remmert, Love. Stelmlrins, Brant. Siiwilli. flsffigws. .-Xue-ig 41:1-ervi.vn'll, llumlson, X
Stackley. MIDDIJC ROXV-Wintermote, Farter, Wagner, Cliaso, l':i.1j.', Ilowws, For-lg, Sf-lmmli, lmimlmm,
Kropf, Rollings, Ratley, Salmons. FRONT ROW- Sewell, Brzxinam. .l1'c'lqsfu, Love. Dia-liiuson, Bass,
Unger, Schlesinger, Hart, Anmlius, Mr. McMillan. SEATED-.loe lfzigw, ,lim Nuttle,
The primary aim of the Future
Farmers of America is the devel-
opment of agricultural leadership,
cooperation, and citizenship.
The officers are Joe Unger, pres-
ident, Jim Nuttle, vice-president,
Lloyd Greenwell, secretary: Bob
Brant, treasurer: Charles Hudson,
reporter: Bill Salmons, sentinel:
Mr. McMillan, advisor.
A team composed of Greenwell,
Nuttle, Olinger, and Unger went
to the National llairy Cattle Cong-
ress at Waterloo, Iowa, and Won a
The F. F. A. participated in all
events in the state judging con-
test at Manhattan, Kansas, in Ap-
ril. Joe Unger and James Nuttlo
were given the rank of State
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FRONT ROVV: Cook, Williams, Ross, Phelps, Harrington, Heap, Murray, Ball, Dannenfelser, Bintel'
Godfrey, Bowers, Thomason, Thompson, Moore, Cook, Thomas, Boss, Reed, Leffler.
SECOND ROW: Pierce, Miller, Welte, Kisecker, Fansler, Bracken, Andrus, Funk, Maxwell, Owens
, ontre, ' ' , Srader, Gai-cia,,Doane, Marsh, Crockett, Mitchel, Cooper, Nihiser.
THIRD ROVV: Ruckert, Martin, Barton, Grant, Needham, Usrcy, Logan, Large, Smith, Riggs, Roh
bins, Fowler, Schmidt, Myers, Webb, Ball, Shook, Porter, Fudge, Palmer, Lewis.
FOURTH ROW: Peirman, Hogaboon, Betty, Crowley, Page, Butleiworth, Schoneherg, Bigzler, Schmidt
Taylor, Grove, Shanncr, Dickerson. Lehr, Moore, Ribstock, Shaffer, Nolan. Betty, Fnrrestal, Lynn
Beat 'em Wildcats .... Beat 'emlll
You hear the hearty yell, you see the
familiar red, white and black uniforms,
and you know the Red Peppers are still at
it, under the direction of Hazel Cook.
The Red Peppers have indeed been an
active group of girls this year. You could
have seen the colorful association out on
the gridiron many a Friday night, as they
urged our boys on to the final minute of
Later, when basketball season rolled
around and became the center of interest,
they displayed themselves in the gym-
nasium with even greater vigor and en-
The social highlight of the year was
the Christmas dance sponsored by the
Red Peppers. Climaxing the entire year's
activities was the annual Pep Club
The officers for this year were Connie
Godfrey, president, Jean Bell, vice presi-
dent, Pat Kunkle, secretary: and Mar-
lene Dickerson, treasurer.
FIRST ROW: Stackley, Creswell, Thompson, Leach, Hanson, Marley, Anderson, Bieldfeldt, Trent
Martin, Hilton, Jordan, Roberts, Chapman, Church, Stackley, Ruckert, Osborn, Wood.
SECOND ROW: Cain, Cherryholmes, McWilliams, Lewis, Crawford, Walter, Heitman, Bell Kunkle
McKinney, Holmstrom, Williams, Crelly, Trapp, Lewis, Buhler, Thompson, Srader, Fowler.
THIRD ROW: Elmborg, Wesley, Harris, Hatton, Blankenship, Hope, DeLano, Purcell, Breese, McIn-
tire, Ash, Long, Brunson, Maddox, Kingsley, Leach, Day, Daniels, Lamb.
FOURTH ROW: Rost, Phillips, Schmidt, Maddux, Silor, Larkin, Leonard, Moss, Smith, Reed, Jones
Tighe, Sullivan, Myers, Robertson, Gladfelter, Brown, Hughes, Greiner.
"A" Squad-Back Row: Murray, Finch, Stackley, Leach, Zimmerman, Scott, Barber, Holladay, Smith,
Lee. Middle Row: Coach Wallace, Beaver, Mason, Riggs, Parry, Lovern, Ingalls, Dalton, Blanchard.
First Row: Beam, Prigmore, McMillan, Hollis, Butterworth, Dietrich, J. Patty, Krutsinger, Wilson,
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' 9:5 - li over Augusta and a 0-0 tie with Newton were
,TZ coupled with close defeats at the hands of Ft.
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"B"Squad-Back Row: Coach Edwards, Warren, Hartshorn, P. Johnson, Riley, C. Patty, Manion,
Eisenhour, Gallegher, McKown, McCully. Middle Row: Neely, Knowles, Darnold, Kelly, W. McAdoo,
Liggett, Crist, Chase, B. Johnson, Newcomer. First Row: Dennis, Guthrie, Wilson, Holladay, Edwards,
Tarrant, Loyd, Cook, Werts, Bell, J. McAdo0.
"A" Squad-Back Row: Coach Wallace, Bigler, Feller, Parry, Brentlinger, Lovern, Datin.
First Row: Blanchard, Lee, Patty, Dietrich, Dalton, Newcomer, Tar1'ant.
Dogged by a persistent jinx, the Wildcats,
directed by Joe Wallace, emerged victorious in
only two games. Led by Don Parry, scoring ace
and second team All-Ark Valley choice of the
coaches, our boys defeated Ark City in the Valley
and Won a non-league tussle from Ft. Scott in ad- A
dition to losing close games to Ark City, Augusta,
East, and Emporia.
"B" Squad-Back Row: Coach Wal1'ace, Riggs, Pe al, Cassidy, McAdoo, Crist.
First Row: Guthrie, McKown, Hartshorn, Eisenhour, Johnson, Still, Dennis.
BACK: Hollis, McDonald.
FRONT: Jones, Speaker, Cameron, Beam fCapt.J, Matheny, Krutsinger, Remmert.
Once more the basketball intramural
program, under the watchful eye of Jim
McDonald, was a huge success. Two
leagues and sixteen teams were necessary
to take care of the boys who Wanted to
participate. After close races, Don Beam's
American League champions defeated Al
Kilg0re's National League winners by a
score of 25-20. Whether they won or not,
the program was enjoyed by all the boys
who took part.
The "cream of the crop" is the phrase
to describe the Hellcat Intramural Team.
Chosen by Jim McDonald, these boys
represent the best players of the National
and American Leagues. Playing the best
teams from El Dorado and surrounding
communities, they once more hung up an
impressive win-loss record.
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BACK ROW: C. Patty, Scott, VVest, Bell, Loyd, Riggs, Liggett, Perry, Crist, Johnson, F. Stackley.
THIRD ROW: Mannion, Schmidt, Maus, Eisenhour, Morti, Denny, Edwards, Chase, Berry, Coutts,
Robertson, Jones, Coach Blackmore.
SECOND ROW: Cox, Finch, B. Wilson, Blanchard, Feller, McMillan, Hollis, J. Demo, Cook, Murray,
D. Demo, Doty, Mairs.
FIRST ROW: Locke, D. Stackley, B. Johnson, Dennis, Foster, Butterworth, Brazil, R. Wilson, Shirkey,
B. Perry, J. Perry, McKinzie, Jackson.
Under the direction of Galen Blackmore, the Wildcats, again found themselves
Well represented on the cinders. Pat Brazil, Jerry Demo, Bill Perry, Elroy Robinson,
and Bob Denny, gained a second for El Dorado in the K. U. Cross Country Race in the
fall. Thus far this spring the Wildcats have Won a dual meet from Emporia, placed
second at the Sterling Relays and gained third at the Emporia Relays. The remainder
of the schedule follows: W. U. Invitational, K. U. Relays, Hutchinson Invitational, Re-
gionals, State Meet at K. U.
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lVIcDonald, Dalton, Kilgore, Cameron, Auer, Long, Reed.
FRONT ROYV: Smith, Guthrie, Gruver, Brickley, McCoy, Tarrant, Huttenhoff,
Prigmorc, Mannion, Carroll.
In the spring a young man's fancy
lightly turns to thoughts of . . . baseball,
and so large tournout was on hand when
Coach Jim lVlcDonald called for spring
training. The Wildcats developed fast
and opened With a shutout 10-0 Victory
over Winfield. This was followed by a
9-4 defeat at the hands of Wichita East.
Nevertheless the prospects for a success-
ful season are bright, and we know they
will end the season on top.
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Thus far the "B" team has turned in
two victories, the first, 5-2 over Rose Hill
and the second, 6-3 from Andover.
These "A" games remain to be played:
Winfield, Wichita East, Wellington,
Hutchinson, Newton, Wichita North,
Wyandotte, Regionals, State.
CLARINETS: Adams, Adrian, Barnes, Cornwell, B. Daniel, Dannenfelser, Dclahunt, Feder, Greger-
sen, Harrington, Hatton, Heap, Jolliffe, Lemasters, Lockamy, Logan, Manion, Maus, Moore, Morti,
Pippig, Robertson, Rost, Stackley, Webb. CORNETS: Cameron, Chalfant, A. Gipson, Kassebaum,
Leek, Seeber. Thompson, Webster, Wentworth. VVickers, VVood. OBOES: Leonard, Metcalf. BARI-
TONES: Demo, Luke, Matheny. BASSES: Marion Anderson, D. Daniel, Hollis, Richey. HORNS:
Butler, Coffman, Hudson, Parry. DRUMS: Dalton, L. Riggs, Roberts, Sweeney, Warren. BASSOONS:
Mary Anderson, Phyllis Riggs. FLUTES: Martin, Purcell, Smith, Stiller, Wesley. SAXOPHONES:
Denny, Harris, Jordan, Kimball, Lovern, Paula Riggs. TROMRONES: Rreese, H. Gipson, Nace,
Smith, Stebbens, VVall.
Fired by the spark of Mr. Walling-
ford's excellent direction, the eye-catch-
ing abilities of the five drum majorettes
-Mary Jo Dannenfelser, drum major-
etteg Jetta Purcell, assistant drum ma-
joretteg Nancy Hatton, Phyllis Riggs, and
Patty Moore, twirlers-and the able sup-
port of the entire student body, the El
Dorado High School Band continues to
advance up the road of achievement. The
instrumental abilities of this 72 piece or-
BACK: Dalton, Sweeney, Stebbens, Hollis, Rrcesc, Matheny.
FRONT: Riggs, Chalfant, Webster, Cameron, Hatton, Daniel,
ganization have long been acclaimed, and,
as in the past, the present goal of this
organization is to advance the standings
of El Dorado High School through the
merits of music. The achievements of this
band are due to the cooperation of the
entire band, and to the executive leader-
ship of the following officers: Jerry
Demo, president, Bill Hollis, vice-presi-
dentg and Mary Jo Dannenfelser, secre-
Whenever we want to generate
pep or enthusiasm for an all-import-
ant game, play, or any other school
activity, we ask our pep band to lend
a hand. We know that they can al-
ways be counted on to produce all the
snappy music of the right kind and
proper volume that's needed to
arouse interest in the event. When
our spirits lag or our pep weakens,
the pep band is there to lift us to our
feet and start our hands clapping to
the tempo of fast stepping music.
Dannenfelser, Moore, Riggs, Hatton, Purcell
This year Professor R. W. Wallingford
concentrated on string choir, bringing in
the brass and woodwinds for fortification
in contest and other public performances.
Preparations for the annual spring
contest nearly caused our stout-hearted
conductor's downfall, but backed whole-
heartedly by Miss Jeanette Barbour, ex-
pert on strings and voice, he survived very
well, thank you.
Helping wherever possible in the realm
of the band room were three adorable
individuals without whom Mr. Walling-
ford would have been perfectly happy in
two instances, and completely lost in the
third. These light-headed little people
were Mary Jo Osborn, president, Merle
Heitman, vice-president fthe first two
instancesjg and Marjorie Ruckert, secre-
tary-treasurer fthe third instancej.
VIOL-INS: Abbott, Banks, Bigler, Bruce, Cherryliolmes, Christy, Church, Bloyes, Davenport, Eisen-
hour, Ford, Franklin, George, Hayes, Heitman, James, Lloyd Morgan, Lois Morgan, Needham, Old-
field, Osborn, Schoneberg, Smith, Srader, Sherwood, Shirkey, Warren, Webb, Wesley, West.
VIOLAS: Buhler, Elder, Grant, Ruckert, Srader, Stock, Van Beber, Woelk. CELLOS: Caldwell,
Cooper, Fine, Gautier, Harvey, Lewis, Schmidt, Riggs. STRING BASSES: Barnes, Bass, Fowler,
Ittner, Sargent, Thompson. FLUTES: Purcell, Smith. CLARINETS: Dannenfelser, Gregerson
Jolliffe, Stackley. OBOES: Cornwell, Leonard, Metcalf. BASSOONS: Anderson, Riggs. TRUMP-
ETS: Cameron, A. Gipson, Webster, Wickers. HORNS: Butler, Coffnfan, Hudson, Parry. TROM-
BONES: Breese, H. Gipson, Wall. BASS: Bill Hollis. TYMPANI: Ben Dalton.
FOURTH ROW: Schmidt, Anderson, J. Perry, B. Perry, Robertson, Smith, McDonald, Peal, Lovern,
Beam, Scanlon, Hart, Holmstrom, Marley. THIRD ROW: Barbour, Hughes, Lamb, Holladay, Hays,
Knapp, Lee, Abels, Stephens, Reep, Williams, Sullivan. SECOND ROW: Moore, Cantrell, Trent,
Brunson, Bielefeldt, Lewis, K. Moore, Harvey, Cook, Hope, Ross, DeLano, Greiner, Thomason
FIRST ROW: McKinney, McWilliams, Thompson, Riggs, Ball, Blankenship, Maddux, Large, Osborn
Hilton, Andrus, Blake.
To the members of the Glee Club
and its director, Barbour, we
wish to express our gratitude for
cooperation during the year. When-
ever needed, the chorus group were
always willing and able to perform.
SOLOISTS: Stacklcy, Holmstrom, Breese, Faulcon-
er, McDonald, Scott, Hart, Delano, Bielefeldt,
Hughes, Moore, Marley fAccompanistJ.
ROURTH ROW: Lehr, Mannion, Holladay, Ellis, Mizer, Scott, Richey, Dickson, Abraham, Nixon,
Faulconer, Weber, Parsons, Stackley. THIRD ROW: Kail, Betty, Pyle, Webster, Donl'ay, Still, Doty,
Kinsinger, Dennedy, Boone, Nihiser, Barbour. SECOND ROW: J. Hull, Silor, Jones, Marsh, Dicker-
son, Ash, Y. Hull, Leach, Griffith, Harvey, Jenkins, Day. FIRST ROW: Lively, Fansler, Owen, Max-
well, Lamb, Bracken, Kisecker, Butterworth, Hogaboon, Gladfelter, Lehr.
AT TABLE: Crist, Andrus, Shaffer, Robbins, Reynolds, McMillan, Smith, Blanken-
ship, Shook, Sweeney.
FRONT: Creswell, Walter, Berry, Chapman.
Our school paper, the "Wildcat Yowls,"
published in The Butler County News, is
under the supervision of the Journalism
Class and sponsor, George Shaffer.
The members of the staff have worked
hard and have tried to put out a well-
rounded paper which is interesting to our
students and to journalism classes of other
schools to which the paper is sent. Above
all they tried to keep from making the
paper a mere gossip sheet and tried to
withhold anything which they deemed
harmful to the character of any of our
They have worked faithfully in trying
to write a paper which would prove inter-
esting to everyone and would be a little
better every week.
It is the sincere hope of the journalism
class that those who have charge of the
paper next year will strive to make the
"Wildcat Yowls" a paper of which E. H.
S. can be proud.
The staff is composed of the follow-
ing: Joanne Walter, edfitor-in-chiefg
George Reynolds, assistant editor, Bar-
bara Blankenship, business manager, Mak
Smith and Calvin McMillan, feature ed-
itors, George Berry and Dick Crist, sports
editors, Leann Chapman, Connie Creswell,
and Charlotte Shook, typistsg Jerry Rob-
bins, Jean Andrus, Virginia Sweeney,
Calvin Bigler, Bonnie Bowers, Mary Jo
Dannenfelser, Charles Hudson, Jean Bell,
and Mary Jo Osborn, reporters.
Cooperation and capability distinguished the success of the Senior Class Play,
"Out of the Frying Pan," presented by the class of '49, directed by George Shaffer.
The cast for this rib-tickling comedy was as follows: George Bodell-Bill Hollisg
Norman Reese-Calvin McMillang Mrs. Garnet-Shirley Marleyg Tony Dennison-Jerry
Demog Muriel Foster-Mary Jo Dannenfelserg Kate Ault-Pat Mooreg Marge Benson
-Treva Phelps, Dottie Coburn-Katheryn Bielefeldtg Mr. Coburn-Max Smithg Mr.
Kenny-David Mathenyg Mac, the first cop-Bob Mairsg Joe, the second cop-Bill Fos-
unicrz Glass plat,
"Here 'We Go Again," the successful Junior Play presented on May 3, was found
to be very entertaining because it dealt with the experiences of a typical American family.
This comedy, which was a 1948 copyright, was written by Roland Fernand and was under
the direction of George Shaffer.
The characters were aptly portrayed by Patsy Holmstrom, Phyllis DeLano,
Jetta Purcell, Phyllis Riggs, Virginia Smith, Kay Moore, Jean Bell, Becky Breese, Mar-
garet Pennington, Marjorie Miller, Larry Riggs, Jim Barber, Bill Moore, and Richard
Houston. Gerry Buhler and Jack Scott Were assistants.
Whenever success is wanted in a play, just call on Mr. Shaffer as director and
representatives from all three classes as was done for the production of the All-School
Play, "Yours Until Tomorrow."
It was capably performed by the following cast: Irene Sandley-Shirley Marley,
Walter Sandley-Calvin Biglerg Coletta Sandley-Jean Bell, Hazel Sandley-Marjorie
Miller, Stanley Hanford-Bill Moore, Jim Redford-Jerry Demo, Bill Judson-Bob
Dennyg Joan Hummel-Harriett Brown, "Honey" Maley-Janice Leonardg Julius
Lawford-Joe Pat McAdoog Emelina Titler-Patsy Holmstrom.
"A Case of Springtimej' a laughable comedy, was presented by the Junior High
School. The cast included: Gene Elder, Don Nye, Dodie Ramsey, Elizabeth Nelson,
Tommy Cour, Charlene Hearrell, Paula Riggs, Ray Pierce, Beverly Stiller, Bob Hud-
son, Mary Sue Patty, Lois Srader, Margery Cornwell, Jim Joe Cook and Lucille Van
The play revolves around the trials of a teen-age high school boy and his ability
to get out of things-and into others.
The play was under the direction of Misses Helen Case, Vera Newcomer, Maxine
Kirschbaum and Ruth Marshall.
FIRST ROW: Wilson, Hayes, Demo, Matheny, Higler, McMillan, Moore, Barber.
SECOND ROVV: Miller. Buhler, Mairs, Hill, Houston, Dickson, Jones, Shaffer. Bell,
Once again our debate squad has achieved numerous honors in competition with
the top teams of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. "Resolved: That the United
Nations now be revised into a federal world government" was this year's national high
school debate proposition.
The El Dorado squad entered the Emporia, Hutchinson, Russell, and annual Ark
Valley tournaments and earned second place awards in each. In most cases our squad
was well on the way toward winning the first place trophy only to be edged by the
McMillan, Bigler, Demo, and Matheny won first in the District and thereby quali-
fied for the State Debate Tournament at Lawrence. In the state meet, they ranked seventh
in wins and second in speaker ranking.
Next year's record is expected to be as outstanding as this and last year's record,
for the beginners and next year's seniors will carry on the splendid debate traditions
of E. H. S.
Back Row: Bielefeldt, Hol-
lis, Mr. Shaffer, Holm-
Middle: Moore, Breese, Bar-
Front: McMillan, D e m 0,
Matheny, Daniels, Bigler
The speech department of E. H. S. has compiled an impressive record this year.
The District Speech Festival at Wichita saw lil Dorado well represented with highly
superior ratings. The Ark Valley Festival gave us a hard-fought tie for second place.
To top the year, four students-Becky Brefse, Jerry Demo, David Matheny, and Ber-
nice Daniel--qualified for the State Festival. Our hats are off to the "speakers" of
E. H. S. under the capable direction of George Shaffer.
BACK: lVall, Shaffer, Larkin, Jones, Darnold, Seeber, Breese, Palmer, Page-.
FRONT: Moss, Nolan, Bright, Joliffe, McArloo, Mclntire, Pennington.
we want To Rememlzea
Bonfire and pep rally at Central Park.
Clowning at student council election.
Coronation of Her Majesty-the Football
Queen of 1949.
Students, cheerleaders, and the Pep
Band join in.
Kayettes at Hutchinson Conference.
G. E. H. S. gridstcrs and guests at annual
7. Pep Club stages marching demonstration
during' half-time of basketball game.
8. and 9. Annual Pep Club Christmas Dance.
10. Don Feller is presented an award after
being named King of the All-School Play.
11 E. H. S. students turn "hill-hilly" and 13. Dean Stackley is uumed the "Wild Irish
make this the most successful dance of mam of E. H. Sf' at St. Patric'k's Dance
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Top: Mary Jo Osborn, Miss Hoyt, Roy Wlilson, Melvyn Abels, Boll Chalfant.
Middle: Connie Godfrey, Merlin Dailey, Duane Gralizun, Merle Heilman, Shirley
Bottom: Fonnie flreswell, Georgia Hilton, Hill Hollis, Sue Binter, David Matheny,
This year has been one We will always re-
member-a year of exciting happenings, pleasant
moments, and the kind of friendship that comes
from sharing good times with real friends. The
memory of this year and those things which made
it so enjoyable would normally remain with us
only until taken from us by the passing years.
We have tried to put this year of '49 down
on paper so that those precious memories may
remain with us always. Your '49 El Doradoan
will remain at your fingertips throughout the
years-ready to take you back to E. H. S. as it
was in '4 9.
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