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WE, THE SENIOR CLASS OF 1956 RESPECTFULLY DEDICATE THIS YEAR
BOOK TO OUR BELOVED PARENTS WHOSE UNTIRING EFFORTS HAVE NOT BEEN
UNRECOGNIZED DURING THESE MANY YEARS THEY HAVE FAITHFULLY GUIDED
US THROUGH OUR MANY JOYS FEARS DOUBTS AND SUCCESSES AS WE
ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF LIFE WE SHALL BECOME EVEN MORE
APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR LOVE AND PATIENCE AND OF THEIR PROVISIONS
OF TRAINING AND EDUCATION FOR OUR FUTURE SECURITY AND HAPPINESS
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ELBURN HIGH SCHOOL
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DONALDM STEVENSON Presrdent H F LANDIS Supermrenclem
Elbum Ilhnor Kanevllle Illmols
ARTHUR HARTMANN CLINTON B GARBE
M1pleP.ark III1no1s RR No 3 Aurora Illmoxs
E G, SIEBENS EVARA ERICKSON
Maple Park Illmols Elbum Illmols
EVERETT S WHILDIN, Secretary RUSSELL E FLANDERS
Sugar Grove, Ilhnorb Elbum 111111015
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B S Northern Illtnors State Teacher College
M A Northwestern Umverslty
B S Umversrty of IIIIDOIS Post degree Unrverslty of
Chrcago Un1vers1ty of Wyomrng Unrversrty of Arkansas
BRUCE S PETERSON
B S llhnors State Normal Unrversrty
MARY KATHERINE ROEDER
A B Carthage College Northern lllrnors State Teachers
College lllrnors State Normal Umversrty Umversrty of
Wrsconsrn Unrverstty of Illrnots
ROBERT L STARK
B S Northern Ilhnors State Teachers College
Northern Illrnots State Teachers College
A E FOSTER
Untversrty of Illrnots
Northern Illrnots State Teachers College
WILLIAM F EBENEZER
Mathematrcs Phystcal Educatron Coachtng
Northem l111no1s State Teachers College
B S M A Northwestern Unrversrty summer sessrons
Umversuy of Iowa Whrtewater Wrsconsrn Northwestern
Unrversrty Umverstty of Colorado
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TROJAN STAFF D1ane Haase Jerry Chnstensen Dmane N1chols Helen Souders
Margaret Olson Karln Wagner Delores Hewltt Norrls Gould and Dav1d Bateman
Darryl R1ssman Ilene Hamblen
Albert W1l1yard Howard Anderson
11son Roger Buehler
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Four years ago our "Crew" first sailed the good
ship, E. H. S. We looked into the future with only a
slight idea of what it held for us. Now that we are
approaching the end of our high school "sailing"
days and looking forward to commencement, we
recall the highlights of these memorable years. The
V members of our class, individually and collective-
.,-, ly, -are indebted to those persons who have helped
us in achieving our goal--commencement to adult
nn As we came aboard in our Freshman year U52-
'53l we were fascinated by the upperclassmen, who
looked so old to us. We had the privilege of electing
officers and taking part in most E. H. S. activities.
N""S" 5.1, We chose class officers as follows: President, Lois
s...,2"'i,,..- Willyard: Vice-President, Morse Meyers: Secretary
Y-4 Treasurer, Sharon Wilson: and Student Council,
Kaye Rombout and Jerry Christensen. We chose
"Dee" Hewitt and Jerry Christensen for our Queen and King Candidates. Mr. Foster and Miss
Bancroft were our class advisors, and guided us thru this "green" year.
We landed on the Sophomore Island in the year '53-'54, We again elected Jerry as a class
officer--this year his capacity was President. Working with him were Vice-President,
DuWayne Edwards: Secretary, Kaye Rombout: Treasurer, Robert Carlson: and Student
Council, Delores Hewitt and Morse Meyers. Our Queen and King Candidates were Jodeen
Adair and Howard Anderson. We initiated the Freshmen and had a wonderful time doing it.
We decorated the Christmas tree: had a Sophomore Party: took part in the Stunt Night. We
were thankful for Mrs. Morris, who helped us this year as our advisor.
The Junior Class of '54-'55 elected the following officers: President, Sharon Wilson:
Vice-President, David Bateman: Secretary-Treasurer, Diane Nichols: and Student Council,
Margaret Olson and Jerry Christensen. In September we chose the pattern for our class
rings. The magazine drive began in October--we received a trophy for our success in sell-
ing. We sold refreshments at all of the basketball games--Diane Nichols, as Treasurer had
a big job to do. We sponsored the Christmas Dance, "White Christmas" in December.
Margaret Olson and Dewey Edwards, Candidates for Queen and King of the Homecoming. We
held our Prom on May 21, for which we spent all of two months in planning. We ushered for
the Baccalaureate and the Commencement. Mr. Peterson
put in many long hours in working with us as our advisor. S m
Ahoy--our Senior year at last! We again chose Jerry
as President: Vice-President, Sharon Wilson: Secretary-
Treasurer, Diane Haase: and Student Council, David
Bateman and Margaret Olson as the holdover. Our class
officers chose our capable TROJAN STAFF. We chose
Karin Wagner and Morse Meyers as King and Queen of
the Homecoming. We presented the Senior Class Play.
Margaret Olson and David Bateman were selected to
take the National Merit Scholarship Exam. We are now
very nervously awaiting Baccalaureate and Commence-
ment, which will be the final events for us in high
school. We pause to thank the people to whom we are
deeply indebted, Miss Plagge and Mr. Johansen, our
advisors. We shall never forget our days aboard the
good ship E. H. s. OFFICERS
President, Jerry Christensen
Vice-President, Sharon Wilson
Secretary-Treasurer, Diane Haase
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DUWAYNE EDWARDS "Dewey"
"The curly red head" Football 1, 2, 3, 4,
Basketball 1, 2, 4, Baseball 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4,
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, King of Class 3.
Favorite saying "Sorry"
MERRIL EDWARDS "Merle"
"The silent taxidriver" Football 2, F. F. A.
1, 2, 3, 4, Red Cross 1, 2, 3.
Favorite saying "Bite me"
NORRIS GOULD "Norrie"
"Well, here I am girls" Chorus 1, 2, 3,4,
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, Red Cross 2, 3, TROJAN
STAFF, Sales 4.
Favorite saying "Live it up"
DIANE HAASE "DiZ"
"E1burn's version of Marilyn Monroe" CARDINAL
1, 2, 3, Editor 3, Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Class
Officer 4, Secretary-Treasurer, TROJAN STAFF-
Assistant Editor 4, Red Cross 1, 2, 3.
Favorite saying "Imagine that"
"A big grin for all" Pep Club 1,2, 3,4,
CARDINAL 1, 2, 3, 4, Editor 4, Chorus 1, 2,
Favorite saying "What do you think of that"
DELORES HEWITT "Dee"
"Pretty eyes, pep friendliness" Chorus 1,
Queen ofClass 1, Red Cross 1, 2,3, Cheer-
leader 2, Student Council 2, TROJAN STAFF,
Head of Typists 4, Pep Club 1, 2, Officer
Worker 1, 2, 3.
Favorite saying "l've done done my do"
IACQUELIN LOCKWOOD "Jocko"
"A good sense of humor" Pep Club 1, 2,
Chorus 1, Red Cross 1, 2, 3, Student
Favorite saying "Man-o-man!"
MARILYN MEYERS "Jeannie"
"A girl with a word for eyeryone" Pep Club
4, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4.
Favorite saying "oh1'-
MORSE MEYERS "Skinhead"
"A lot of fun to have around" Football 1, 2,
3, 4, Basketball 1, 3, Baseball 2, F. F. A.
1, 2, 3, King of Homecoming 4, Red Cross
1, 2, 3, Track 1, 2, 4, Chorus 1, Class Officer,
Vice President 1, Student Council 2.
Favorite saying "Gee, Dad. "
DIANE NICHOLS "Dine"
"Her smile goes all the way around and
buttons in the back" Chorus 1, 2, 3, CARDINAL
1, 2, 3, Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Officer,
Secretary-Treasurer 3, Student Librarian 2,
Red Cross 1, 2,3, TROJAN STAFF, Business
Favorite saying "Honestly"
MARGARET OLSON irviuggs as An--
"One who will go places" Grand Forks, North
Dakota 1, 2, Pep Club 1, 2, G. A. A. 1, 2,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Clarinet Quartet 3, 4, CARDINAL
2, 3,4, Editor 3, 4, TROJAN STAFF, Head of
Write-Ups 4, Class Officer, Student Council
3, 4, Secretary-Treasurer 3, President 4,
Queen of Class 3, Girls State 3, National
Scholarship Exam Selectee 4.
Favorite saying "What's a teacher without
pay, that's Muggs without Ray, "
"Mighty nice guy to know" F. F. A. 1, 2, 3,4,
Basketball 2, Track 2, 3, 4.
Favorite saying "Hello, John"
HELEN SOUDERS "Hajji"
"Sparkling cyes and sweet personality"
Red Cross 1, 2, 3, Pep Club 3, TROJAN STAFF,
Head of Art 4.
Favorite saying "oh, Fudge"
CAROL THODE "Toad"
"A friend in need, is a friend indeed" West
High, Aurora 1, 2, Chorus 1, 3, 4, Pep Club
1, 3, Red Cross 1, 2, 3.
Favorite saying "l think we should hang them"
KARIN WAGNER "Wag"
"Sweet Seventeen" Red Cross 1, 2, 3, Pep Club
1, 2, President 3, Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, District
Music Contests 1,2,3, 4, TROJAN STAFF-
Layouts 4, Queen of Homecoming 4.
Favorite saying "No kiddin' P"
ALBERT WILLYARD "Al"
"A guy with a mind of his own" Football
1, 2, Red CrOSS 1, 2,3.
Favorite saying "Scrounge"
SHARON WILSON "Share"
"Likeable Laugh" Band 1, 2, 3.4, Chorus
1, 2, 3, 4, Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4, Cheerleading
Camp 4, Cheerleading Clinic 3, Pep Club
1, 2, 3, 4, Class Officer, Secretary-Treasurer
1, President 3, Vice-President 4, Student
Council Vice President 4.
Favorite saying "Oh No!"
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When they say th1s 15 a terr1f1c and busy year they're not luddmg'
Altho for the most part, 1t'S really been what you'd call "smooth Salllng
F1TSt 1n our log was elect1on of off1cers Led by Captaln Beverly
Boyer pres1dent worlung w1th her were Jack Walters, v1ce presldent
Sylvla Shepard secretary treasurer and Kay WISE and Doug Samuelson,
student counc11 representatwes
H1ghsalesmanVandy Bland won the watch 1n the annual magaz1ne
dr1ve The class topped the record set by last year s Junlor class W1th
th1s bank account we expect a f1ne Prom and "Super" next yearbook
Kay W1se represented our class on the cheerlead1ng squad and
we th1nk that she dxd a fme Job
Our cho1ce for the Homecorrnng Royalty was petlte Kay W1se and he
red head Fred Faber
Our Jun1or Sen1or Prom held the 'top sa1l1ng" pos1t1on 1n May
Now as we look forward to our last year we stop to thank Mr
Peterson our adv1sor for all the help he has glven us Th1s has
been a year we w1ll long remember'
JUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Jack Walters V1ce Pres1dent
Beverly Boyer Pres1dent
Sylv1a Shepard Secy Treasurer
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ourselves when we elected our class off1cers We chose Mar1lyn
Hardt as Presrdent Jerry Mell V1ce Pres1dent D1anne W1lson
Secretary Treasurer Mary Lou W1tt and R1chard Enkkson were
voted to represent us on the Student Counc1l
As we page thru the log of past events we come across some
of the h1ghl1ghts of our second year 1n h1gh school
do1ng so Myron Lye acted as Master of Ceremomes Jack Shouba
and R1chard Er1kkson spent a lot of valuable t1me 1n master mmdmg
The next event on the school calendar was the Homecomlng celebra
t1on Mary Lou W1tt and Jerry Mell were chosen to re1gn as Sophomore
Marrlyn Hardt Mary Lou W1tt and Dranne Wllson were on the cheer
lead1ng squad represent1ng our class We all gave our whole hearted
support to the E H S teams and helped cheer them on to v1ctory
In December we sponsored a 'Soc Hop , wh1ch was a huge success
True to the Sophomore trad1t1on, we tr1mmed the school Chr1stmas tree
Under the able d1rect1on of Mr Stark as adv1sor the sophomore year
was a successful one W1th much enthus1asm we are about to embark for
Jumor Shores wh1ch we hear are crowded w1th act1v1t1es and much fun
along w1th the years' work
SOPHOMOREI CLASS OFFICERS
Jerry Mell V1ce Pres1dent
Mar1lyn Hardt Preslden
D1anne W1lson Secy Treasurer
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Ahoy' Our f1rst b1g year 1n h1gh school' What an exper1ence th1s
has been' Our f1rst Job was to elect our class off1cers Lead1ng the
way for a successful year were F1rst Mate B111 Hartman Pres1dent
and the deck hands Ann Mueller V1ce Pres1dent Pr1sc1lla Seymour
Secretary Treasurer and Carol Mercer and Fred Holbert Student
Be1ng able to take part 1n the act1v1t1es that E H S offers was our
b1ggest thr1ll The event that was our own was the annual Freshman
In1t1at1on where we all had a wh1rl"
Blue eyed blond Carol Mercer and o so hkeable Fred Holbert
were elected to re1gn dur1ng the Homecom1ng fest1v1t1es
Pr1sc1lla Seymour represented us on the cheerlead1ng squad
Cheerlng 'OUR' teams on to v1ctory was a lot of fun too
Everythmg th1s year has proved to be new and d1fferent A
our Freshman year comes to a close we pause to thank Mr Ebenezer
and Mr Foster our wonderful advlsors who helped us learn the 'ropes
We are hop1ng the Sophomore shores w1ll be as enjoyable next year
FRESHMAN CLASS OFFICERS
Pr1sc1lla Seymour Secy Treasurer
Ann Mueller V1ce Pres1dent
B111 Hartman Pres1dent
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Dodd V Edwards L Fabrrs J Feece D Frogness
P Johnson Hambhn Harter Hartman K Herbert
K Koehler R Koehllng M Lawrence Love G Love
Mlller D MOIIIOI J Motz Mueller B Musson K Myers
Ph1l11ps R Phlllrps Reeser D Rrssman P Seymour G Skow
M Smrth J Soderberg A Swan A Thode J Thryselrus K WIIRISOU S Wxlkxson Absent Sanderson
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LEFT TO RIGHT ROW 1 Davrd Bateman Sharon Wrlson Margaret Olson Kay WISE ROW 2 Jack Walters
Douglas Samuelson Mary Lou Wm Carol Mercer Fred Holbert Rrchard Erlksson
Student Councll could well be called the "Vo1ce of
Democracy' at E H S Two representat1ves from
each class plus the vrce pres1dents from the .Tumor
and Senror classes make up the 'vo1ce" of the student
body These representatlves brrng the problems of the
students before the councrl and report the result of the
rneet1ngs to the classes All members must ma1nta1n
a "C 1n scholast1c average
Each year some representat1ves are sent to the
Student Councll conventrons Margaret Olson and Doug
Samuelson attended the State Student Counc1l Conventron
whlch was held 1n Peorla
Off1cers for th1s year were Margaret Olson presr
dent Sharon Wrlson, v1ce presrdent and Kay Wrse
secretary treasurer Mr Johansen 1S adv1sor for the
Some of the successful act1v1t1es that have been
sponsored by the Student Councrl are Thanksgwmg Ml. Johansen
and Chrrstmas assembhes, Faculty vs Vars1ty Basket
ball game record dances and fund rarsrng dr1ves for
assocratrons such as the March of Drrnes and Red
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The Elburn I-hgh School Pep Club cons1sts of all students lnterested rn cheerlng
for the teams and backrng the cheerleaders
The capable Pres1dent, Bexerly Boyer was amded thru the year by Beverly Jones
X rce Presrdent and Mary Anderson Secretary Treasurer
Last summer the Pep Club sent two delegates Sharon Wxlson and Kay Wrse to
the Cheerleadrng Camp whrch was held on the campus of llllnors State Normal near
Bloommgton The glrls have beneflted rn the past year from the1r week at the Camp
The Spectator Bus IS usually found enroute to all out of town games frlled wrth
these actrve Pep Club members
LEFT TO RIGHT ROWI D Wrlson M L Wm K Wlse M Anderson B Boyer B Jones P Seymour M Hardt S W1lson ROW2
Baltar J Motz J lrV1ll13I'HS D James M Paulson J Bulhngton C Thode J Stouffer ROW4 A Bowers S Wllk1SOH D Paulson
B Baldrrdge M Herbert P Sanderson I Hamblen D Krmpan M Gates J Arnold S Shepard ROW5J Bolly A Mueller K
Plnllrps C Mercer S Cornells D Andnes J Reeser M Meyers M Gordon C Maler ROW6J Sanderson K Herbert K lVllklSOf1
S Balrar L Benson S Hoepner C Hughes C Harrer M Rrssman P Herbert
Here are the s1x EHS cheer
leaders rn the1r football garb
LEFT TO RIGHT Sharon Wrlson
Captarn Dranne Wrlson Marrlyn
Hardt Mary Lou Wm Pnscrlla
Seymour and Kay Wlse
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ROW 1 D. Bateman, Pres. H. Anderson, Vrce pres., ROW 2 J.
Chrrstensen, Sec,, A E Foster, Advrsor, D. Bolly, Treas. ROW 3
C. Huntoon, Rep ,R, Wolf, Senunel.
ELBURN FUTURE FARMERS OF
The Elburn Chapter of the F F A
ts headed byA E Foster There were
thrrty etght members tn the F F A
thxs year The marn act1v1t1es of the
F F A were as follows Q11 sellmg
of refreshments at home basketball
games, Q21 the sellrng of V1ta.11ty
Garden seeds Q31 and the sellmg of
subscrrptrons to the Farm Magazme.
Srnce they dtd so well last year
rn thelr sellrng, the chapter patd for
a frshtng trtp to Watoma, Wrsconstn
dur-mg the summer
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The CARDINAL staff IS composed of students who are tnterested 1n comp111ng news and
wr1t1ng articles for publtcatlon The staff meets each Tuesday Intervlews, descr1pt1ons
edttormals, events, act1v1t1es, and humorus toptcs about school are dtscussed and wrttten,
wtth the able asststance of M1ss Plagge, advtsor
A record rs kept of the accepted art1c1es each member wrttes for pubhcatton Letter
Under the ed1torsh1p of Margaret Olson and Ilene Hamblen for the f1rst semester, and
Kay Wtse and Dtanne Wtlson for the second semester, the CARDINAL staff succeeded ln
producmg an 1ssue a week for publlcatlon as a part of the Elburn Herald In add1t1on, the
staff also edrted and pubhshed DIBTICS for the E H S students
LEFT TO RIGHT ROW 1 Btll Schaben Ilene Hamblen Rxchard Caldwell Margaret Olson Robert Hoyt ROW 2 Manlyn Baltar
Carol Maier Mary Anderson Jean Motz Susan Baltar ROW 3 Kay Wtse Sandra Dodd Joyce Sanderson Sharon Wrlluson Pnsctlla
Seymour ROW 4 Karen Wrlktson Pat Herbert Judy Reeser Betty Baldndge Dtanne Wilson Dorothy Paulson
awards are given at the end of the year as an indication of the amount and quality of the
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D, Benson, D. Anderson, G. Capes, T. Walters, H. Anderson, V. Bower, S, Hoepner, R, Benson.
ROW 3: D. Conville, K. Wilkison, P. Johnson, M. Smith, B, Nelson, J. Motz, R. Hoyt, P. Sander-
son, S, Sears, S, Shepard, S. Wilson. ROW 4: B, Boyer, N, Howard, I. Mell.
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The vocal music department at E. H, S. is handled by Mrs.
Helene Ing. lt consists of A Cappella Choir and Girls Chorus.
The three most important occasions for the two groups are:
The Kaneland Music Festival, which was held November Z0 at
Sugar Groveg the Christmas Choir Concert, which was held
December 183 and Commencement.
For the Kaneland Music Festival, the A Cappella Choir and
Girls Chorus combined with Maple Park under the direction of
Mrs. Ing and Miss Keenan.
A candlelight Processional and Recessional opened and
closed the Christmas Choir Concert. The A Cappella Choir and
Girls Chorus played an important part and the following were
soloists: Karin Wagner, Ardythe Bowers, David Bateman,
Fred Faber, and Mary Anderson. Susan and Marilyn Baltar
sang a duet for the program. There were two trios--one,
Karin Wagner, Carol Thode, and Gaye Bullington, the other,
the Andries sisters, Margaret, Dixie, and Juanita.
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The Accompanisrs, Beverly Boyer,
Richard Eriksson, and Carolyn Hughes.
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ABOVE: A. Mueller, D, Paulson. MISSING:
Wagner, G. Bullington
M Rrssmarr K Myers, J. Stouffer, M. Baltar, C. Maier. MISSING: C. Mercer. DaVidBa'ema'1
The annual Homecoming Dance was held November ll.
The Student Council sponsored the dance and the Band
Parents provided the music of Dee Palmer. Jack Walters
acted as Master of Ceremoniesg Mr. Johansen crowned
the royalty. Morse Meyers and Karin Wagner were crowned
King and Queen of the Homecoming. The attractive attendants
were Kay Wise, Fred Faber, Mary Lou Witt, Jerry Mell,
Carol Mercer, and Fred Holbert.
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The Trojans had very few out for baseball at the start of the season but managed
o get along The team opened the season agamst Batavla and Batav1a won 7 6 After
losmg th1s game the Trojans came back w1th a wm from Central
Then the Trojans got back m the wmmng streak by defeatmg Marengo 9 0 The
Trojans played Genoa Kmgston and won agam 16 6
The Trojans returned for a home game w1th Hampsh1re lt was a close one
4 3 After that game the Trojans traveled to Huntley and Elburn lost 4 3
For the fmal conference game Elburn agam journeyed to Klrkland where they
won 7 2 to t1e the conference Elburn then went to St Charles to compete 1n the
D1StT1Ct Tourney In the f1rst game of the D1str1ct Tournament Elburn lost 10 O to
With a 1-1 record, the Trojans went to Oswego where Elburn was defeated 8-5.
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BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: D. Edwards, D. Bateman, R. Buehler, M. Meyers, R. Carlson,
H. Anderson. TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Coach Ebenezer, R. Caldwell, J. Walters, M. Lye, R. wolf,
J. Mell, Manager, T. Walters.
The 1955 football season saw the Elburn Trojans, Coached by William Ebenezer and
Bruce Peterson, capture second place in the Rainbow Conference. The "Red and B1ack"
had a glittering array of underclassmen and only six seniors out for the 1955 gridiron
The Trojans opened the conference with a 23-O victory over Central. In the second
game, slashing ball-carrying combined with timely passing brought the team victory
over Genoa-Kingston. Next the Trojans played a hard fought game and scored over Kirk-
With a 3-O record the Elburn Trojans traveled for their first out of town game.
Central defeated them 20-12. The team then went to Genoa and played a 33-33 tie.
Then, Elburn journeyed to Kirkland where the Trojans lost 32-13. The final game
was played at Richmond with an unfortunate score of 67-26! !
FROSH-SOPH SEASON RECORD
Elburn 13 Central 26
Elburn 20 Genoa-Kingston 26
Elburn 32 Kirkland O
Elburn 13 Central 33
Elburn 32 Genoa-Kings ton 5-2
Elburn Default Kirkland
Elburn 39 Richmond 2 5
ROW I, LEFT TO RIGHT: V. Edwards, D. Conville, W. Breedlove, E. Love,
B. Boone. ROW 2, R. Koehling, M. Smith, J. Read, B. Hartman, J. Harter,
D. Jahns, K. Probst. ROW 3, Bruce Peterson, Coach, A. Swan, C. Ba1dridge
G. Maier, F. Holbert, T. Walters, Manager
FINAL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing Attempts Yards Average Longest gain
99 1004 10
35 246 7
33 300 9
9 57 6
7 36 5
6 54 9
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West Chicago 75
Big Rock 84
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68 Malta 56
84 Maple Park 67
68 Genoa 76
80 Maple Park 69
68 Earlville 90
101 Yorkville 84
77 Malta 56
75 Central 61
79 Huntley 55
63 Oswego 71
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ROW 111. Christensen, H, Anderson, J. Mell, B. Carlson, I. Walters, ROW 2: R,
Buehler, M, Lye, B, Keck, C. Baldridge, R. Wolf.
M, Hardt, M. Witt, P.
Seymour, D. Wilson, S.
Wilson, and K. Wise.
ROW 1: E. Love, D. Conville, B, Lye, T. Miller, B, Smith, D, Greer, ROW 2: D. Anderson, D,
Gould, M. Smith, B. Breedlove, D, Molitor. ROW 3: T. Walters, Managerg R. Koehling, W. Hartman
D. Bolly, G. Maiers. J. Feece, M. Lye, K, Probst.
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On Apr11 Z1 Oswego was host to Elburn on the1r Hlgh School
f1e1d That Elburn won 67 213 to 56 113 Next the Trojans faced
Batav1a and West Ch1cago 1n a trlangular meet at Batav1a West
Chlcago won that meet
Then on May 5 Elburn traveled to DeKalb to part1c1pate IH the conference
meet m wh1ch Elburn took f1fth place On May 16 the team went back to DeKalb
for a tr1angu1ar meet w1th DeKalb and Genoa Elburn took second 1n th1s meet
The f1na1 meet of the season saw Elburn travehng to Dundee Dundee won th1s
contest 68 to 45
The Lovehest N1ght of the Year was May
ZZ 19 55 when the .Tumor Class presented the
annual Prom The Juruor Sen1or Banquet was
held at the Old Hmckory Farm House 1n Dundee
Jerry Chmstensen acted as Master of Cere
Later we danced to the rnus1c of the Dukes
and the Duchess at the Elburn Hmgh School
The h1ghl1ght ofthe decoratlons was a beaut
1fu1 w1sh1ng well trlmmed w1th roses
Everyone had fun and as Mr Peterson
our adv1sor says It took blood sweat and
Dewey and Dlane tears to put 1t over
Around the Wlshmg Well The Petersons Our Adv1sor
A Toast to the Class of 56' Our Chaperones The Faculty
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The year is 1966. The biggest Alumni Homecoming Dance in the history of E. H. S. is in
full swing. Ray Anthony's Band is playing for the occasion.
JODEEN ADAIR and Dick Contino are sweeping in. Jodeen is his hair-dresser and gives
accordion lessons on the side.
HOWARD ANDERSON, supervising electrician for Handy Andy's Service Shop planned
and executed the complicated and technical lighting for the dance.
Now the spotlight is on DAVID BATEMAN, a rising opera star: he is under the manage-
ment of the Johnson Agency of Broadway. All we can say is---"The Metropolitan Opera isn't
what it used to be!"
DONNA BENSON is analyzing people and taking notes in a little black book. She is writing
a sequel to her first book--"How To Grow Tall."
VERNON BOWER, a big game hunter, had to leave his rifle at the door. He came home
two weeks ago from Africa where he has been hunting rhinoceros.
Carolyn Hughes truly prophesied that ARDYTHE BOWERS would be Elburn's prima
dona to replace Lili Palmer. She honored us with an aria.
JERRY CHRISTENSEN and Joyce Koehler pooled their resources and developed the
largest cattle ranch in Florida.
DEWEY EDWARDS is studying anatomy in college to find out how to put himself back
together from his last year of football.
It is rumored that ROGER BUEHLER has a new job as a circus clown.
Everyone is making up for lost time talking to NORRIS GOULD, who is now in the army
as "Chief Cook and Bottle Washer."
DIANE HAASE is dancing with her NEWEST husband. She tells us that Reno is quite a
place for rectifying "mistakes. "
We have a business woman in the crowd---ILENE HAMBLEN is head cattle buyer for
the Elburn Packing Plant.
Solo dancer, DELORES, a high light on the program, is also a business woman. Her
vacuum cleaner, Do-It-With-A-HEWITT is a sweeping success.
JACKIE LOCKWOOD couldn't join us tonight--she has indigestion from eating too many
cheese crackers. She is head salesgirl at D 8.1 J's Super Market.
MARILYN MEYERS flew in from New York where she owns a beauty salon. Her
specialty is Davy Crockett crewcuts.
The nursery business has captivated MORSE MEYERS. He still can't figure out how a
seed becomes a big tree, but his dancing ability hasn't changed.
And here she is ---- late as usual, DIANE NICHOLS, who has taken over the Jay M
School of Modeling. Her business manager? Guess who?
MARGARET KMUGGSD OLSON returned from Michigan in time for the dance---just a
few minutes later than Diane. Muggs has been giving lectures on her latest book entitled
"How To Be Patient While You Wait For Him."
Man-about-town DARRYL RISSMAN arrived with his latest date-- -E. H. S. 's new Spanish
teacher. Darryl's vocation is quite original---he specializes in straightening curly hair.
Who are the Baileys? Oh, yes, that is HELEN having words with another dancing
couple about who bumped into whom!
A celebrity is entering now ---- CAROL THODE is one of Arthur Godfrey's stars who
hasn't been fired. She is a jitter bugger who replaced Haliloki.
Dr. KARIN WAGNER la successful psychologistj is having a terrific time autographing
her latest book "How To Get Along With Men."
The crowd is watching a film of ALBERT WILLYARD and MERRIL EDWARDS cele-
brating their recent victory in the 500 mile Indianapolis race. Despite their grimy appear-
ance, both were rewarded with a big hug and kiss from movie Queen BARBARA COX.
SHARON WILSON is a busy gal, but she found time to come. She is supervising
manager of a chain of well known dental laboratories.
So on went the dance, and on went the lives of the Alumni---we wish for each of them
good luck and happiness. 37
lust Wlll and Testament
HO WARD ANDERSON
JERRY CHRIS TENSEN
DARRYL RISS MAN
We the following do hereby Bequeath
To DICK SCHROEDER my ability to stay out of trouble 1n a
To BILL KECK my place in the Rim Toucher's Club
To NELSON HOWARD my honored position as the oungest boy
in the class with sincere hope that it does not go to is head
To DALE JOHNSON my ability to find shop work to do during
study hall hour
To GENE CAPES my accumulated clarinet reeds to use in his
To BEVERLY BOYER my ab1l1ty to stay calm and collected
during an exc1t1ng ball game
To RON MASON my habit of driving slowly and my use of good
Judgment and care always
To BETTY BALDRIDGE the privilege of wrapping sandwiches for
hot lunches and to KAY WISE the mirror that I never put back in
To JACK WALTERS My skill in makmg the first five fouls 1n a
To MERLYN GREER the honor of taklng Senior P E with the
freshmen as I d1d
To ROBERT CARLSON Mr Peterson's love for my ability of
To REX WOLF my aptitude at avoiding penalities when playing
To CAROLYN HUGHES my ab1l1ty to be conspicuous and make
big noise She won't want it but I don't need it
To FRED FABER the respons1b1l1ty of keeping the good old Red
Headed Irlsh Spirit ahve in E H S sports
To VANDY BLAND my cleverness in always managing to be on
To HENRY SWIFT my position as center on the football team
because I belleve that he is weighty enough to hold it down
To MICHAEL HANKES my smile and good disposition
To MARTHA GORDON my gift of talking a great deal and say1ng
nothing at all
To JOYCE KOEHLER my old roll of tape and two bottles of finger
To JUDY ARNOLD my speech class ,utters
To INELL HAMBLEN my place in alphabet m the Senior Class
To PHYLLIS SANDERSON my ability to never let there be a dull
quiet moment at any party If she needs help I suggest DEANNA
KIMPAN as her assistant
To BETTY NELSON my knowledge of how to be a safe and sane
driver I learned all about it by watching DOUG SAMUELSON
To JUANITA ANDRIES all of my good resolutions and attempts at
d1et1ng May she be more successful than I have ever been
To MEL LYE my ability of pole vaultmg in hopes he may reach
To SYLVIA SHEPARD the golden opportunity of boiling hot dogs
at the Yearbook Staff Meetings
To MARCIA GATES the know how to talk as well as type Q50 words
a minute I
To the JUNIOR CLASS I will everything I have fwhich 1sn't muchl
except a certain someone in Michi an'
To RICHARD CALDWELL my abiqity to get along with the teachers
To JODEEN WILLIAMS my wonderful vocation as head of broom
detail for cleaning up the parakeet cages
To BEVERLY JONES a ring guard so she won't use up so much
To FAITH DEITER my booklet on "How To Cover Up Peroxide
To LEO CORRIGAN my school locker which cannot be kept
To STANLEY SEARS my very good habit of always being ahead
To BILL SCHABEN my attempts at dieting from which I failed to
get any results except extra pounds
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