Elgin High School - Panther Tracks Yearbook (Elgin, IA)
- Class of 1953
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Text from Pages 1 - 82 of the 1953 volume:
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We. the Seniors of nineteen hundred and fifty three
dedicate this annual to Mrs. Grove, because of her patience
and understanding ways to us during her years of teaching at
C. J. ROBINSON LEO GRETHER
Superintendent Music, American History
PAUL ZURBRIGGEN Ind. Arts, Jr. High Math.
Science, Mathematics, Athletics ARDIS MC MILLAN
Sixth and Seventh
Science, Mathematics, Athletics HARRIET JUHL
Fourth and Fifth
English, 5peech, Dramatics JANET KOHLER
Second and Third
English, Speech, Drematics GLNLVIEVE DUNKLE
Home Economics, Science IRENE KIPLE
Com ercial GLADYS HALVERSON
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Home Ee. Club 9-10, Class Play 11,
Annual Staff 12
DIXIE LLL HELVS
Band 10-ll-12, Howe Ee. Club 9- 10
Class Play 11, Hewstaff 12, Class
Vice-president 10, Annual Staff 12.
if I don't tell
LHRILYN ELAINE CEST HPEGFYH
HGood things cone in small pack-
Home Bc. Club 9-10, Class Play ll,
Annual Staff 12, Newstaff 11, 12.
WORMA RUTH GEWRING NNORFW
Nlt seems her business to keep out
of the way, but she contributes her
bit in class each day.n
Mixed Chorus 10-ll-12, Girls' Chor-
us 10-ll-l2, Band 10-11-12, Home
Ee. Club 9-10, Girls Basketball 9-
10-11-12, Annual Staff 12, Class
Vice-president 12, Class Secretary-
Treasurer 10, Trumpet Trio ll.
JOEL MILLARD HOLDEN WJOEH
WComin' in on a rim and a spare.H
Rootball 12, Boys Basketball ll,
Class Play ll, Annual Staff 12,
LAFONDA KEY YILLER NVIZLERH
Nanergy, action, eieales, pep: make
her a girl who is hard to forgft.u
Mixed Chorus 10-ll-12, Girl's
tette 10-11-12, Girls' Chorus 9-10-
11-l2, Band 9-10-11-12, Home EC.
Club 9-10, Girls Basketball 10-11-
12, Annual Staff 12, Triple Trio 10
ll-l2, Majorette 10-11-12, Flute
DARLENE LOUISA REIERSCN HDARH
her smile is shy, she is
liked by all of Elgin Hi.N
Club 9-10, Annual Staff 12
FLORENCE ELIZABETH MUUCIE HSCOTTYN
nHonor lies in honest toil.n
Band ll-12, Home Ec. Club 9-10,
Annual Staff 12, Newstaff ll-12.
MARLENE MARIE MZDBERRY HFHRH
Ulf I'm content with a little,
enough is as good as a feast.n
Band 10-ll-12, Home Bc. Club 9-10,
Class Play 11, Annual Staff.
RUTH MARIE RAINEY HRUTHIEH
HLooking forward to a future filled
Home Ec. Club 9-10, Annual Staff 12
DONALD BERNARD SUTTIR HDONH
nThe harder I try the gooder to be,
the worser I am.n
Mixed Chorus 10-11-12, Boys' Chorus
10-ll-12, Football 9-10-ll-12, Base
Ball 9-10-ll-12, Boys Basketball 9-
10-ll-12, Annual Staff 12, Class
Play ll, Class President ll.
BARBARA JYAY YLARCUS HEAREH
nOur basketball star, may she 20-
Mixed Chorus 9-lO-ll-12, Girls' sex-
tette ll-12, Girls' Chorus 9-10-11-
12, Band 9-10-ll-12, Home Ee. Club
9-10, Girls Basketball 9-l0-ll- 12,
Annual Staff 12, Class President 9,
Clarinet Quartet 10-ll-12, Triple
VERNA JEAN 3RI'1f HBOBBIH
uQuietl I never get a chance to
Mixed Chorus 9-10-ll-12, Band 10-ll
12, Girls' Chorus 9-10-11-12, Home
Ee. Club 9-10, Annual staff 12,
RUTH CAROLINE PULFER NRYTHIEH
nAlthough she is quiet and meek,
her personality can t be beat.n
Mixed Chorus 9 at Hawkeye, Girls'
Chorus 9 at Hawkeye, Home Ec. Club
10, Annual Staff 12.
JANANN MARIE MORK NNANNIEN
NI might be better if I would, but
it's very lonesome being zood.n
Mixed Chorus 10-ll-12, Glrls'
Chorus 10-ll-12, Band .9-lO-ll-12,
Home Ee. Club 9-10, Girls Basket-
ball 9-l0-ll-l2, Class Play ll,
Annual Staff 12, Newstaff ll.
MILTON LANE ASH HHERBIE'
nIt's not a crime to be tall, jusi
a bit unhandy that's al1.n
Mixed Chorus 9-10-ll-12, Boys'
Chorus 9-10-ll-12, Band 9-10-ll-12,
Football 9-10-ll-12, Baseball '9,
Boys Basketball 9-10-lly Class Play
ll, Annual Staff 12, Class Presidei
l0f Class Secretary-Treasurer ll,
Brass Quintet 11, Trumpet Trio 11.
LCTHXTK Elf VCSFY HFCBIHH
vFendy to lemon, rut behind that
smile are thoughts that are well
Mixed Chorus 9-10-11-12, Girls'
Trio 9-10-ll-12, Girls' Ukorus 9-10
Play ll, Annua
Piano Solo 10-
Trio 10-ll-12, Pand 9
Bc. Club 9-10, Class
1 Staff 12, newstaff
s President 12, Cneer
Trumpet 'rio 11-12,
11-12, Vocal solo ll,
says VCWALD SNYDIR NSUNNYH
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asure to know Gene,
smile, he is never
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Football Manager ll-
wget him now speak, or else forever
after hold his peace.n
Mixed Cnorus 10-ll-12, Bogs' Chorus
WLAREE FQLDEPICK LEHCH
10-ll-12, Band 10-11-12,
ll-12, Class Play ll, Annual Staff
12, Class Vice-president 11.
JAKICH YAVLHVE PINNEY HJANH
HEverycne likes her, she's full of
fun, talkinf about friends she has
Vixed Chorus 9-10-ll-12, Home EC.
Club 9-10, Girls Chorus 9-lJ-11-12
Annual Staff 12, Newstaff 9-10-11
SHAELLHL YAHY ?URVLE HSHCRTYN
HHer smile her s eech her winnin
wav will be remembered for man a
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Chorus 9-1J-11-12, Band Q-10-ll-12,
Howe EC. Club 9-10, Class Play ll,
Annual Staff 12, Class Secretary-
Treasurer 12, Hajorette 10-ll-12.
Class Hill and Yistory Chairman - Dixie Helms
Class lrovhecj Crxlrnnn - Jeanine Conn
lictures Chairnan - Janann York
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Ckairman - Lane Ask
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Challman - Roberta Mosby
Chairman - Darlene Reierson
Chairman - Don Putter
On Ariust 77, ':Qf, ' L '-oifbf frcr ur lnuched tieir
rocket slip. Tieil Qo.1lp 'Q 1 -- 'lb 1.i,:r. fle yilot pls
Farber? Yearors. The Lassen t1s pure Pnrhaxi Folvjn, Verna
Grlnum Sturlerc uw'ver, Iolndfxl footy, Jerico Edzufi , 'nrhara
Gilbert, Horne Lohrlng, Lixle Volms, Tuzlere Yedtrrrj, Iafonda
Tiller, Janann York, Florence Vrncie, :nth rainey, Lerlene
Folerson, Janice Shaffer, Lnvonno Trrdo, Turiljn Hoff, fodor-
ick lmholte, Gene Snyder, Lon Svttcr, Lane Ark, Hurvin iunfr,
Ceorfe Lorch, and Victor Yelson. The rocket Shir sto r-Q at a
flanot where Victor Yelsor, Ynrvi: Lnntz, ant Iodorick lm-
holte decided to discontinre their trlj ind lit? lwlfwr joined
Latfr, the merry sjecemon and women stojged to chanre
rockets, on the planet Lophoxore, where Lane dsl took over as
pilot. Here Lavonne frudo joined another rocket s?ip, and Paul
Srha joined our merry crew.
At a little planet where the rocket stoyred to set sup-
plies, we lost two jassengersg Paul Subs end James Pmtikofer.
The next stop was at the planet Jrnior where Lon Lvtter
became the new pilot. It was at this rlanet that the syacecrew
presented the play Frother Goose. Pere, also, Parlmra Folejn
left us. After resuming our journey we honorec our friends,
the seniors, with a banquet. It was carried ort in a Iexiczn
theme. Shortlj after
planet. Ne then headed
this Parhara Gilbert left via another
our rocket for the planet Senf
would be the last stop before we reached our destinstion. we
again changed pilots, with Loberta Mosby takin: over the con-
There was much ado and many hagpy faces on hoard the
rocket when we received our senior pictures. As this history
is being written manj plans are bein: made to present a ilaj
that will ton all plays, and we know that the Juniors are go-
ing to honor rr with a truly wonderful hanoret
We sail on the shin of awbitlo
may we anchor in the harbor of success.
Flue and Silver
Las ill and estamenf
We, the incomparable Seniors
of l953, of Elgin High School,
township of Pleasant Valley,
County of Fayette, State of
Iowa, being in as sound state of
mind as could be expected, do
make and declare this to be our
last will and testament.
Item I: To the Juniors we
unwillingly bequeath the heaven-
ly feeling of being looked up
Item II: To the Sophomores
we will our wordly wisdom and
Item III: To the Freshman we
submit all our artillery for
self defense in assembly revolu-
Item IV: To our beloved
teachers we will the hardshipl'?J
of conducting classes in which
we are no longer present.
I, Janice Marlene Pinney, do
will and bequeath my executive
power as editor of the Panther
Tracks to Karen Kiple.
I, Roberta Kay Mosby, do will
and bequeath my musical talent
and cheer-leading ability to
I, Sharlene Mary Gruver, do
will and bequeath my majorette
uniform and baton to Burnell
I, Verna Jean Grimm, do will
and bequeath my glasses and my
speed in traveling up and down
the aisles to Marvel Frederick.
I, Barbara Jean Yearous, do
will and bequeath my giggles and
ability to play basketball to
I, George Frederick Lerch, do
will and bequeath my curly hair
and dimples to Norma Pulfer.
I, Marilyn Elaine Rest, do
will and bequeath my blond hair
and blue eyes to Donna Robinson.
I, Janice June Shaffer, do
will and bequeath my love for
baby sitting to Stanley Boyer.
I, Darlene Louise Reierson,
do will and bequeath my quiet
ways and English textbook to
I, Milton Lane Ash, do will
and bequeath my ability to get
out of difficult situations in
my classes to Erna Baumgartner.
I, Ruth Marie Rainey, do will
and bequeath my diamond ring and
my letters from Korea to Gayle
I, Joel Millard Holden, do
will and bequeath my green'EhewW
and my "Boys State" shirt to
I, Rvth caroline Pulfer, do
will and benueath my mischie-
vous cat and my job in the hot
lunch room to Karl Lembke.
I, Florence Elizabeth Muncie,
do will and bequeath my dreams
of Ghicago and my ability to
make flowers to Ronald Lofts-
1, Janann Marie Mork, do will
and bequeath my complicated love
life and my height to Sara Ogle.
I, LaFonda Kay Miller, do
will and bequeath my pet snakes
and CFS pin to Loreen Itterman.
I, Donald Bernard Sutter, do
will and bequeath my smart an-
swers in class and my butch
haircut to Mavis Frieden.
I, Marlene Marie Medberry, do
will and bequeath my love for
skating and my daily trips to
the Post Office to Beverly Ben-
I, Dixie Lee Helms, do will
and bequeath my love for horses
to Mary Brackin.
I, Gene Howard Snyder, do
will and bequeath my job as man-
ager of the football team and my
quiet ways in class to Paul Pin-
I, Norma Ruth Gehring, do
will and bequeath my position as
post forward to Jeanine Cook.
I, Ruth Marie Rainey, do will
and bequeath my public speaking
ability and little feet to Don
I, LaFonda Kay Miller, do
will and bequeath my notebook
and my letters from Wisconsin to
,I, Janice Marlene Finney. do
will and hocueath my love for
cops' and long fingernails to
I, Gene Howard Snyder, do
will and bequeath my interest in
golf and my baseball shoes to
I, Dixie Lee Helms, do will
and bequeath my ticket stubs and
love for the number sixteen to
I, Milton Lane Ash, do will
and bequeath my love for sunny
California and my large vocabu-
lary to Dennis Eutikofer.
Made and witnesses this 2 95
day of 1953.
Once upon a time in the land of make-believe, three little fair-
ies, Burnell Hlockhus, Vary Brackin, and Jeanine Cook, were sent on a
mission to discover the secret ambitions of the members of the class
Tar away in the misty blue of an early spring morning, we saw a
ship. It was carryinc the l9E3 Seniors of Eljin High. As we watched
the ship coming, we decided to probe into the thoughts of the passen-
gers aboard and to try to find what each expected of life.
There's Ruth Rainey reading a book. It's no wonder she plans to
be a Novelist. She surely would make a good oneg she's that studious
typ e .
Let's find out who those two girls leaning against the rail are.
Theylre talking. Let's listen. HI surely would like to be an ice skat-
cr,H says Roberta. HOh,n replied Janann, nI'd rather be a champion
skier.H As I look into the future I can see them now, Roberta making
those nationally known figure eights. And Janann-I can hardly make her
out - yes, that's Janann. She's stirring up a big fluffy cloud of
white snow, that would blind anyone except a Champion Skier.
Look what we have here, someone trying to balance herself on the
rail of a shin. It's Janice Shaffer practicing a sensational trapeze
Over there two people are talking about ranching. One seems very
interested in the cattle, the other in horses. I shouldn't be sur-
prised if someday some of the finest thoroughbred racers would come
from Dixie Helms' horse ranch, and some of the best beef in the count-
ry from Joel Holden's cattle ranch.
Let's walk to the other end of the deck and meet some of the oth-
er Seniors. Ah! there's a couple of likeable looking prospects. I won-
der what they're discussing. I can't understand what they're saying.
It's no wonder because Barbara Yearous is speaking Spanish. She'l1
make a good Spanish teacher. Who's she talking to? That must be Flor-
ence Muncie and she's speaking Scotch! Florence will surely enjoy that
long awaited trip to Scotland. It will be especially enjoyable since
she can speak the Scottish language.
Here are two more members of the class. Let's find out what their
ambitions are. That's nice. They're both going to be dancers. With
such slim, trim figures, they should make good ones. Wouldn't it be
grand if Sharlene Gruver, the tap dancer, and Verna Grim , the ballet
dancer, someday dance for the king of England?
It's about time we went below. There could be something very in-
teresting going on down there. First let's visit the engine room. We
find, just what you would expect - boys. Three of them are Seniors
from E.H.S. They're talking about cars and engines. Don Sutter wants
to be a big car racer. I can imagine him rounding the corner, far a-
head of his opponents. He has set a new world record of 600 mph.
George Lerch wants to be a Patrolman. Wouldn't he,make a good
one? There would be no breaking laws and speeding or Patrolman Lerch
would be after you. He always gets his man!
I can hear Lane Ash's voice resounding through the engine room.
His secret desire is to be a Radio Announcer. His voice would surely
sound good over the radio, and he might even be seen on television in
the not too distant future.
Let's head for the dining room, where we might find some girls
chatting. Sure enough, there are four girls at the far end of the
room. They have that far away look as if they would like to travel to
some other country and live there. Ruth Pulfer and Marilyn West es-
pecially have that roving eye. In the future they hope to visit more
than lOO countries, learning their customs and ideas. They are plan-
ning the route right now.
Janice Finney wants to be a foreign correspondent. She was editor
of the school paper when she was a Senior. I think, in the future she
will make good in a similar job. The headlines of the paper will read,
nAttem t To Assassinate Russian Prime Kinisteru and beneath we'll no-
tice fgnice Pinney's name.
There's Marlene Medberry. She wants to be a Social Worker in for-
eign countries. She's a charitable person with a wonderful personali-
ty, just the kind of person needed for that job. She will probably be
known as one of the best liked persons from America.
It's about time we went back on deck. Ouchl Nhat hit me? Oh, it's
just a golf ball. Gene Snyder is practicing his golf, but that one
went a little wild and Norma Gehring couldn't catch it. I suppose he
will need all the practice he can get, if he's to be the world's
When Norma Gehring has that major league team that she plans to
own, she won't dare let her outfielders miss a ball as she just
missed that golf ball. It might score the run that would cause the
team to lose the pennant.
There are just two Seniors we haven't seen. There they are now.
They seem to be exercising. Of course, I suppose they have to keep in
good condition if they want to be circus entertainers. Darlene Reier-
son wants to be a bareback rider, and LaFonda Miller a tarpaulin art-
ist. They're small and nimble and they should be perfect for this job.
Having learned all the secret desires of the 1953 Senior Class of
Elgin High, We three fairies now make our preparations to depart,
while the ship sails on, carrying these students to their places in
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First Row: Mr. Shank, Marie Hendrickson, Mary Brackin, Beverly
Benson, Edith Gehring, Shirley West, Norma Pulfer, Sara Ogle,
Karen Kiple, Mrs. Schori.
Second Row: Ted Kjosa, Marvel Frederick, Donna Robinson, Loreen
Itterman, Gayle Nickels, Erna Baumgartner, Mavis Frieden, Janice
Schori, Jeanine Cook, Burnell Blockhus.
Third Row: Stanley Boyer, Stanley Erickson, Karl Lembke, Donald
Rniarson, Robert Peters, Paul Pinney, Ronald Loftsgard, Veldon
Orth, Dennis Butikofer.
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First Woman President
Rancher in Texas
Joie Chitwood Daredevil
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First Row: Marilana Ogle, Greta Falb, lary Ann SCDBOP, Barbara
Medberry, Reva Belle Medberrv, Dalene Shaffer, Beverly luehle-
thaler, Donna Meinhard, Lucille Crain, M . Grether.
Second Row: Elaine Anderson, Marilyn Schaer, Evelyn Orth, Janice
Lantz, Beverly Howard, Nancy Larson, Marjorie Johnson, Joann
Glsleson, Nora Rainey, Carol Rorie.
Third Row: Glen Snyder, Donald Peters, Dwight Gruver, Eugene Hed-
berry, Stanley Lehman, Stanley Capper, Charles Medberry, Robgpt
Medberry, Richard Clark
Stanley CBPPOP Little lhite Cloud That Cried
Evelyn Orth WDOTO The Shannon River Flows
Lucille Crain Curly Locke
Carol Rorie Blue Skies
Half As Much
Walkin' To Missouri
Joann Gisleson Botghg lg
Dvight Gruver lovin' On
ROb8Pt Mbdbbrry Suggrbugh
Mary Ann Schaer
Reva Belle Medberry
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lookin' Bird Hill
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On Top Of Old Smoky
Honky Tonk Angels
Meet lr. Callahxn
It Is No Secr t
The Pied Piper
he Sunshine Of Your Smile
Red River Valley
I Ient To Your Wedding
Abba Dabba Honeymoon
Indian Love Call
Wild ide Ot Life
Talk To Your Heart
with A Song In ly Heart
Pagen Love Song
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Janette Krueger, Florence Hofer, Jocelyn Itterman,
Dennis Cook, Mrs. Grove.
Second Row: Keith Crider, Marcia Wolf, Jeanette
Krueger, Jeannie Shaffer, Marlene Wedo, Mary Hofer
Marie Sutter, Dianne Meinhard, Colleen Howard, Ken-
Third Row: John Peter Falb, Allen Weston. Alfred
Pritchard, Charles Christiansen, James Schaer, Duane
Englehardt, Larry Butikofer, Leslie Lembke, Stanley
Shaffer, Norman Mitts.
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CONFEBERCE STANDING SCHEDULE
Elkader 6 1 Sept. 12 Elgin O Calmar 38
Fayette 6 1 Sept. 19 HElg1n O West Union 12
Postville 6 l Sept. 26 HElgin 7 Waukon 20
Summer A 3 Oct. 3 +Elgin O Postville hh
Waukon 3 H Oct. 10 HElgin 7 Elkader 26
West Union 2 S Oct. 17 aElgin O Maynard 32
Maynard 1 6 Oct. 2h iElgin 7 Fayette 38
Elgin O 7 Oct. 31 eElg1n 7 Summer 33
4 Conference Games
Thirty able-bodied young men reported for the 1952
football squad. With only five returning lettermen, Coach
Paul Shank had his work cut out for him With the able as-
sistance of Paul Zurbriggin he whipped the boys 1nto a
united fighting squad.
Lane Ash, a senior, was the captain. Other lettermen
were Paul Pinney, Karl Lembke, Dennis Butikofer, and Burnell
The 1952 football season would seem to be quite unsuc-
cessful if one looks at the list of games won. Actually, the
experience gained was of great value to the players. This
year's green squad made good use of all the knowledge they
acquired, and improved steadily as the season passed.
Elgin, plagued by many 1DJUTi6S and lack of experience,
started the season oy losing an afternoon game to Calmar,
38-O. The following weekend against West Union the boys
showed much improvement, but still lost 12-O. At Waukon the
next week the boys finally scored. The halftime tally was
7-7, but the Waukon boys came back strong and won 20-7. One
of the conference leaders, Postville, handed the Panthers a
hh-0 whipping the next week. This game was followed by, per-
haps, the best game the Panthers played. They held a strong
Elkader eleven to a 26-7 margin. The next game against May-
nard was supposed to have been a close contest, but Elgin
was short-handed due to the loss of a couple of regular
players. ,The Maynard team triumphed 32-O. Elgin couldn't
seem to stop Fayette, one of the title contenders, and took
a 38-7 loss. The last game was played against Sumner on a
hard dirty field. The Panthers lost 33-7.
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8 Hot lunch started.
12 First football game,
there. Calmar won.
19 West Union, here.
26 Waukon, there. We
30 Teachers meeting at
Oelwein. No school.
3 Postville, here.
9 Senior pictures taken
10 Elkader, here. We
17 Maynard, here. We
31 Sumner, here. They
7 Junior Class Play
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12 First basketball
game, here with Wau-
lk Randalia, here.
15 Basketball jamboree
18 Assembly Program.
21 Elkader, here. Boys
2h Hawkeye, there. Girls
won. Boys lost.
27 Thanksgiving vacation.
28 Alpha, here. Double
2 Fayette, there.
S Arlington, there.
9 Oran, there.
12 Maynard, there. We
16 Postville, there.
Boys lost. '
20 Stanley, here. Boys
won. Girls lost.
23 Maynard, here. May-
nard won both games.
2h Christmas vacation
2 Tripoli, there.
S Back to school again.
West Union, there.
West Union won.
9 Waukon, there, Boys
lk Sumner, there. Boys
16 Wadena, here. Double
l9-23 Boys County Tourna-
21 Tripoli girls, here.
26-31 Girls Sectionals at
27 Watkon, here. Boys.
3 Postville, here.
6 Fayette, here. Boys
9 Assembly program.
Clermont, here. Boys
10 Wadena, there. Boys
lh Elkader, there. Boys.
16 Boys Sectional.
9 Boys Sub-state tourn-
17 Boys state tourna-
28 Music contest for
30 First baseball game
with Hawkeye at Elgin.
3 Good Friday. No school
6 Clermont, there.
13 West Union, here.
16 Alpha, there.
23 Jaucoma, here.
2h State music contest.
2 State music contest,
25 Grudrltion CXClClSCp
2K school is out.
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The Juniox Class play under the direction of Mrs. sckori and Mrs.
Grove was presented November Y,
Joan wood....... .
Lillian Wood ......
Amelia Denis .......
Therese Brown ......
Sidney Y ntington..
Ted Wood ...........
Mark Pradford ......
Horatio P. Honeywell...
Small Bog .....
Little Dom ............. .......
lwo2. Tte cast was as follows:
... ....... Sara Ogle
. Loreen Itterman
... Mary Brackin
Laurie Huntington, a college sophomore majoring in psychology,
came home and fo nd her family,
knots.H Actually, things weren'
as she pvt it UA bunch of psychological
5 that bad- Her father Sid was a bit ex-
cited becarse his hated rival, Ted nDeadwoodn Wood, was about to out oc
him in the used car brsiness. Her hbther Martha was all worked 1p over
a tea she was going to Vave to
ladies. Wally, LaLrie's young,
in the family doc house because
ter, Joan. Laurie, confident
ftlly qmalified her to straight
zealotsly to wolk.
The horse became a jxmble
which she had invited all the important
frn loving and easy going brot er, was
he was dating HDeadwood's' drte datgh-
that her collete colrses in psychology
en out her family's tangled lives, went
of notebooks and strange looking blocks
and everyone was giver 'word association tests, ublgod to the brginn
tests, intelligence tests, and
ahove all endtrance tests! Larrie's in-
terference made things worse for everyone. Finally, one evening after
she l ft for a date with Kandsome Maxk Pradfolc, the f mily decided to
teach her a lesson. They went
overheard putting on a show fel Laurie
and Mark when they ret'rned. Lavrie was humiliated belond enddrance.
and left howe. However, things
became gartners in the 'sed car
event alll zoxked out. Sid and Ted wood
business, Wally and Jeanie redisvovered
each other, La1rie retmrnedg and alvost evexjone leazned sonethlug new
and helpfml qhont himself.
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Fasten Swlftlg Uasten Softly..
Christmas Pells ..............
I Weider As I WCHGCI .............
All T518 NiG't. ...............
It Came Vyon A jidnlrrt Clear...
Joy To TPC LGIld..............
Leek T'e Valls.................
Vlrrln's Slumber Sen'
In-drlci jubilla... .....
A Ctristras Uish.. ........
Lfllahy On Christmas Eve..
Pat-A-Pan .............. .
NO Candle Iss There..
O Holy Night ......... ... ..
As Latelj We Watched ............ ..
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The mvsicnl grvmps of E.H.S. presented a
CPrlstmss mvsicql 'on Decenber 22, l9Q2. Tre in-
strrmentel and vocal svleis's and ensembles rave a
Spring Concert on April U, 1953, and the lazve
QPOIPS ene on Tay l, 1953. Tne Igzcrinq Wand pre-
ffrwed dvrinp tFe Valf ti'e C' two fccttull Vines
tnis year. The Concert Fand purticigatez in tie
bagette Ccuntj Pune Festival on Febrvarj 7, l9q3.
Fourteen memlezs were cnosen to play in tre select
band if Uzis fm? Evil.
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Frederick, Linda Kiple, Loreen Ittermann, Mary Erackin, hoberta
Middle Row :
Kenneth Crider, Darlene Reierson, Reva Belle
Jeanine Cook, Nancy Larson, Lane Ash.
Front how : Florence Muncie, Karen Kiple, Mrs. W9nS9T', Janice
Finney, Mary Ann Schear.
The newstaff writes news for the school column in the
weekly nBlgin Echou and also putlishes a duplicated montnly
school iaper entitled "Panther Tracks."
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