Elwood Community High School - Crescent Yearbook (Elwood, IN)
- Class of 1949
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Text from Pages 1 - 128 of the 1949 volume:
Time really flies, doesn't it? It seems only a short time ago when you entered high school as a little freshman, and here you are a senior already. Many events take place as time passes. So many of these events are happy ones. Wouldn't you like to live many of them over again? Unfortunately, we all know this is impossible; however, as you turn the following pages, perhaps you can recapture some of the happy moments of the past year.
National Honor Society Student Council Debate
Sunshine Society Megaphone
Dramatic Club Art Club Projection Club Spanish Club Library Assistants Latin Club Ushers
Trays and Buckets Pep Committee Program Committee Music
TOCKDoes this building look familiar to you? I thought it did. It is one of our five grade school buildings. Perhaps you did not go to this particular one, but more than likely you went to one of the five. You were perfectly sure that your school was the very best one of all.
You undoubtedly remember how we used to get to go out on the playground and play for fifteen minutes every morning and afternoon. Ah, those were the good old days However, in a short time you were ready for junior high school with its many rooms and different teachers. Life seemed very complicated and fearsome.
I am sure that you recognize this bulding, for it is our own W.H.S. This building, however, is not really the school—only its shell. It takes a principal, a faculty, and a student body to make a real school within the building. We possess all of these and we are justly proud of them.
Think of what a center of activity the school is from eight in the morning to four in the afternoon—and even later—Monday through Friday. A bell rings and a mass of students fill the halls. Another bell rings; all becomes quiet again, and the halls are empty.
Classes are carried on while the study halls are filled with busy students. This continues until the bell rings again, and then the procedure is repeated.
In addition to this general routine of classes, there is another special period each morning immediately a f t e ? school takes up. This period is for activities. During this time many clubs and societies, made up of the students, hold their meetings. These activities constitute a very enjoyable and profitable part of high school life. All of these combined features make up a modern high school.
Page 3Crescent Staff
Editor: Kay Gibbons
Literary Editor: Marilyn Stoker Dorothy Woodrum Phyllis Owen Larry Noble Martha Scircle William Stone Joyce Locke Duane Hunt Virginia McCorkle
Business Editor: David Pace Beverly Stam Beverly Boyden Phyllis Sosbe Larry Noble Norma Breece Virginia McCorkle David Dellinger
Make-up Editor: Virginia Haynes Carolyn Gill Tom Hubbard Ju Ell Harbit
Picture Editor: Dick Squier Wilfred Dudley Jill Gipson
Chief Clerk: Mary Kathryn Harting Linda Robinson Joan Moody Jeanine Sanders Barbara Watson Phyllis Sosbe
Art Editor: Beverly Stam Vcrnard Skinner Dolores Robertson
Page Mr. M. A. Copeland
Mr. Keith Scott
Mrs. House, Mrs. Mikels, and Mrs. Frazier
Mark Noble, Secretary Melvin Robinson, Treasurer; Ralph Stevens, President.
Clifford Brugger, B.S. Music
Kenneth Coulson, B.S. Commerce
Harry M. Bridges, A.B. Civics
Social Studies Health and Safety Drivers' Training
George Smith, B.S., M S. Mathematics
Esther Koons, B.S. Biology
Mary Records, A.B. Spanish English
Mary M. Barnes, A.B. History
Dorothy Shields, B.S. Physical Education Biology
Mary M. Allen, B.S. School Librarian
Harry L. House, B. S. Shop
Donald Krampe, B, S. Physics Chemistry Mathematics Palmer J. Davis, B.S.A. Vocational Agriculture
Frank Bykowski, B.S. Physical Education Health and Safety Football Coach Drivers' Training
John W. Ward. A.B. Physical Educ ion Sociology Health and Safety Basketball Coach
Margaret Ayers, A.B. English
Luella Holtzclaw Latin
Gilbert Schuck, B.S., M.S. Industrial Arts Physical Education
Blanche Digel, B.S., M.S. English
Betty House, B.S. Commerce
Nancy Renner, A.B. English
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(Left to right):
Joan Moody, Junior Vernard Skinner, Senior Barbara Major, Freshman David Dellinger, Sophomore
We have attained our goal at last Although the road through high school has been rough lor some of us and smooth for others, we are all proud to be seniors.
Looking beyond graduation we realize that high school has been but a small link in the chain of our lives. As we leave Wendell L. Willkie High School, we believe we are ready to take our places in this great world of opportunity which awaits us.
Mixed Chorus Society G. A. A.
Football Dairy Judging
E-Men’s Club Vocational Home Room Agriculture Officer Basketball
Dairy Judging Dairy Judging Ushers Ushers
Mixed Chorus Home Room Officer
Crescent Jr. Class Play Sunshine Society G. A. A.
Football Club Basketball
E-Men’s Club Art Club
E-Men’s Club Debate
Megaphone Senior Class Play Yell Leader
I n t r a m u ral Basketball Vocational Agricultural Basketball Student Council
Latin Club Megaohone Mixed Chorus
Intramu ral Basketball Home Room Officer Art Club
Football Track Basketball E-Men’s Club
Junior and Senior Class Plays National Honor Society Majorette Band and Orchestra
Dramatic i Club Latin Club G A. A. Sunshine Society
BILL MARILYN WILFRED
DEVER DOVERSBERG DUDLEY
Yell Leader Sunshine Boys’ Glee Society Club Mixed Chorur Peo Committee
Crescent Student Council Latin Club Art Club
Sunshine Society Latin Club Orchestra Chorus
Sunshine Society Trays and Buckets Chorus
Sunshine Society Latin Club Home Room Officer Band
Football E-Men’s Club
Intramu ral Basketball
Yell Leader G. A. A. Program Committee Megaphone
Crescent Yell Leader Student Council Junior Class Officer
Crescent Senior C 1 a s r Play Latin Club Dramatic Club
Debate Megaphone Junior and Senior Class Plays Band
I n t r a m u ral Basketball Projection
Latin Club Chorus Senior Class Latin Club Play Chorus Dramatic Club
Intramu ral Basketball Vocational Agricultural Basketball
Intramu ral Basketball
JAMES F. JAMES N. JOYCE
HAMILTON HAMILTON HANNAH
E-Men’s Club Projection Club Football Chorus
Megaphone Latin Club Sunshine Society G. A. A.
JULIA E. HARBIT
MARY K. HARTING
G. A. A.
Dramatic Club Junior and Senior Class Plays
Intramu ral Basketball Home Room Officer
Crescent National Honor Society Home Room Officer Sunshine Society
Sunshine Society Student Council Booster Club
Basketball Football Home Room Officer Track
National Honor Society Band and Orchestra Crescent Latin Club
Basketball Art Club i Football Student Council
Band and Orchestra Sunshine Society Dramatic Club Latin Club
VERNA MAE HIGH
Committee Booster Club
Senior Class Play Student Council Dramatic Club
MARGARET CAROLYN OTIS
HOLLIES HOOD HOPPENRATH
Society Dramatic Club Senior Class Play
DUANE JOYCE MARY
HUNT HUSSONG JOHN
Crescent Chorus G. A. A.
Club Sunshine Society
Junior and Society Dramatic
Senior Class G. A. A. Club
Plays National Honor Society
EDNA MAE KEIM
Dramatic Club G. A. A.
Page 11TOM JANET DONNA
LEATHERS LEGG LEISURE
Projection Sunshine Club Society
Latin Club E-Men’s Club
G. A. A.
Megaphone Sunshine Society G. A. A. Dramatic Club
Trays and Buckets G. A. A. Sunshine Society
Crescent Latin Club National Honor Society Sunshine Society
Trays and Senior Class Buckets Play
Senior Class Play Projection Club Dramatic Club
Dramatic Club Chorus Trays and Buckets Projection Club
Dramatic Club Junior and Senior Class Plays Crescent G. A. A.
Crescent National Honor Society Junior Class Officer
FLORA DONALD ROBERT
PUTERBAUGH QUARLES REBUCK
Dairy Judging Team Crops Soil Judging Team
I n t r a m u ral Basketball Projection Club Art Club
Basketball Home Room Officer Dairy Judging Team Ushers
Girls Glee Club Latin Club Sunshine Society G. A. A.
Megaphone Sunshine Society G. A. A.
Dramatic Club Sunshine Society G. A. A. Spanish Club
Girls Glee Club Latin Club Sunshine Society G. A. A.
Dramatic Club Latin Club Sunshine Society
Basketball Football E-Mens Club Track
National Honor Society Student Council Latin Club Megaphone
Sunshine Society Trays and Buckets Booster Club G. A. A.
Band and Orchestra Crescent Latin Club Projection Club
Crescent National Honor Society Dramatic Club Junior and Senior Class Plays
Crescent Home Room Officer Sophomore Junior Class Officer G. A. A.
Page 16JACK CLARABELLE RONALD
STRANGEWAY THEOBALD VIRGIL
I n t r a m u ral Band Officer E-Men’s Club
Basketball Senior Class Basketball
Football Play Football
Projection Club Megaphone National Honor Society Track
DALLAS DORA NELL JOSEPH
WALKER WARDWELL WEBB
Dairy Judging Sunshine Projection
Team Society Club
Megaphone Home Room
ANNA CHARLES JOAN
WERLINE WILBURN WILBURN
Dramatic Ushers Club Sunshine Club Vocational Society
Girls’ Glee Agriculture Club Basketball
Latin Club Home Room
Dramatic Club Latin Club Sunshine Society
Crescent Latin Club Sunshine Society National Honor Society
Basketball Dairy Judging Team Livestock Judging Team Crops Soil Judging Team
Projection Club Home Room Officer Art Club Basketball
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The class of '50 is next in line as a graduating class.
This class is well represented in extra-curricular activities of the school. Beside these activities, they sponsored a class play and the prom.
As they plod along with their burdens of studying and outside activities, the juniors are happily looking forward to another year of great conquest.
Treasurer: Joan Moody Vice-President: Bill Way mire President: Tom Hubbard Secretary: Jeanine Sanders
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Front row: Nancy Bucci, Jean Broyles, Willetta Burchette, Nancy Cotton, Martha Davies, Sue Alvey. Back row: Jack Cox, James Bourff, Richard Beach, Richard Bradley, Mr. Bykowski, Gleland Collier, Johnny Baden, Leon Davenport, Donald Davis.
Front row: Dixie Collins, Joyce Van Briggle, Carolyn Cox, Clara Beeman, Louise Boyer.
Back row: Junior Abplanalp, Pat Cook, Jack Bouslog, Halford Baker, William Davis, James Acres, Robert Clary, David Copher.
Home Room Officers
President: James Acres; Vice-President: Robert Clary; Secretary: Donald Davis; Treasurer: Dixie Collins.
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Front row: Betty Farr, Pauline Evans, Connie Ellis, Nancy Heflin, Pat Fihe, Carolyn Fincher.
Back row: Earl Foley, John Duffitt, Charles Dunn, Miss Allen, Gene Dockter, James Fettig, Charles Frazier.
Front row: Kathleen Graham, Nancy Hartley, Lois Gillespie, Bonnie Harting, Dorcas Hahn, Margaret Hardebeck.
Back row: Robert Gill, Mickey Hennegan, Dale French, Robert French, Richard Gill, Robert Giselbach, Morris Herkless.
Home Room Officers
President: Gene Dockter; Vice-President: Nancy Heflin; Secretary: Kathleen Graham; Treasurer: Robert French.
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Front row: Marilyn Himelick, Margaret Ann Holt, Sarah Holland, Phyllis Legg, Willadene Lynas.
Back row: David Leisure, Don Kane, Gene Maley, Mr. Krampe, Bob McQuitty, Richard McMahan, Bill Lewis.
Front row: Jacqueline McGuire, Joyce Locke, Alice Jones, Vivian McQueen, Mary Belle Hibst, Harriett Holliday, Tom Hubbard.
Back row: Kenneth Jarrett, Robert Huntsinger, James McEllresh, Dallas Hobbs, Bill McGuire, Bill Lange, Donald Hill, Raymond Keller, Jerry Karch.
Home Room Officers
President: Don Kane; Vice-President; Tom Hubbard; Secretary-Treasurer: Ray Keller.
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Front row: Linda Robinson, Martha Scircle, loan Moody, Patricia Phillips, Dolores Robertson.
Back row: James Rockhill, Larry Noble, Darrell Miller, Miss Digel, Wilbur Perkins, Earl Noel, Herbert Smith.
Front row: Jeannine Singer, Margaret Smith, Ann Peitz, Betty Jane Smedley, Phyllis Sosbe, Jeanine Sanders.
Back row: Donald Savage, Ward Robbins, Myron Orbaugh, Kenneth Purtee, Bill Morgan, Roger Roe.
Home Room Officers
President: Darrell Miller; Vice-President: Phyllis Sosbe; Secretary-Treasurer: Larry Noble.
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Front row: Barbara Werline, Judith Wheatley, Helen Tyner, Phyllis Walker.
Back row: William Stone, Carl Utterback, Bill Waymire, Mr. Smith, John Ward, Robert Stone, Jerry Taylor.
Front row: William Weller, Barbara Watson, Marilyn Williams, James Webb.
Back row: William Wiand, Eugene VanNess, Robert Whitehead, Leo Webb, Jerry Wheeler.
Home Room Officers
President: Barbara Werline; Vice-President: Marilyn Williams; Secretary: Judith Wheatley; Treasurer: Bill Waymire.
When we were freshmen, we thought we were great, but as sophomores we find we are much more important, This year we chose class officers and really organized as a class. We have been well represented in athletics and the extra-curricular activities. We have tried to do our part and to co-operate with the rest of the classes to make our school better.
Treasurer: foe Juday
President: Don Wire Secretary: Mary Lou Scircle'H iss Barnes - Jlome f o
Front row: Margaret Arnold, Eunadine Baldwin, Shirley Biddle, Elizabeth Arnold, Norma Breece, Carol Cotton.
Back row: Carroll Alexander, Elbert Cotton, Jerry Ault, Miss Barnes, Rex Beach, Harold Castor, Robert Crockett, Phillip Champion.
Front row: Luella Daulton, Emmajean Carlile, Sally Bannon, Jane Collins, Carol Carpenter, Emma
Back row: Ralph Caldwell, Joe Brewer, David Davies, Floyd Barnes, Clifton Burton, Max Beeman, Dick Coston.
Home Room Officers
President: Ralph Caldwell; Vice-President: Carroll Alexander; Secretary: Jane Collins; Treasurer: Max Beeman. Page 25Wr. Brides’ —Borne l oom - 205
Front row: Janice Henderson, Jill Gipson, Martha Dehner, Sandra Henderson, Elizabeth Fetz, Chiquela Harrison.
Back row: David Dellinger, Phillip Haynes, Gene Gallatin, Tommy Haines, Mr. Bridges, Jack Gallatin, James Dickey, Raymond Giselbach, John Fihe.
Front row: Mary Duffitt, Nancy Gardner, Sharon Gray, Betty Dowling, Violet Glotzbach, Beverly Green. Back row: Harold Gill, Robert Farr, Max Hankley, Jack Green, Willis Fry, Raymond Green, Danny Good.
Home Room Officers
President: James Dickey; Vice-President: David Dellinger; Secretary: Danny Good; Treasurer: Jill Gipson.
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Front row: Sarah Legg, Beverly Knotts, Pat McDaniel, Barbara Hershey, Mary Laub, Patty Laster.
Back row: David Holliday, Raymond McPherson, Jim Hill, Robert Kleyla, James Hoose, Don Hight, Dallas Lee, Dallas Hester.
Front row: Jean MpNeely, Wanda Hunt, Jane McCarty, Nancy Holtsclaw, Joyce Hollensbe, Lucy Hubbard, Bonnie Hinds, Mary Kay Lamb.
Back row: Joe Juday, Joe Kelich, Bill Lewis, Tom Manghelli, Dale McQueen, Jack Kiphart, Bob Jordan, Tom McCarthy, Bill Huntsinger, John Holliday.
Home Room Officers
President: Mary Kay Lamb; Vice-President: Bonnie Hinds; Secretary-Treasurer: William Huntsinger.
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Front row: Dora Niccum, Leona Ross, Mary Lou Scircle, Marybelle Shively, Barbara Schmidt, Lois Penn. Back row: George Noble, Roland Monahan, Geoffrey Neighbors, Phillip Miller, Miss Holtzclaw, Merrill Quarles, James Mitchell, Gene Moon.
Front Row: Patricia Nash, Jo Ann Rockhill, Madalene Seal, Anna Louise Parker, Martha Jo Neeley, Mary Louise Meyer, Rebecca Morgan.
Back row: Frederick Miller, Robert Powell, Robert Plummer, Teddy Rowe, John Moore, Fred Morris, Donald Plake.
Home Room Officers
President: Robert Powell; Vice-President: James Mitchell; Secretary-Treasurer: Carl Munns.
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Front row: Leona Williams, Madonna Taylor, Betty Watson, Miss Koons, Eugenia Widener, Shirley Wilburn, Marilyn Young.
Back Row: Orville Tranbarger, Robert Talley, Charles Wisler, Joseph Stevens, Erie Tomlinson, Don Wire, Charles Sykora.
Front row: Louise Whitetaker, Mary Jane Smith, Carolyn Van Ness, Nettie Townsend, Karleen Wisler. Back row: Jesse Van Horn, Myron Van Horn, Hal Waymire, William Whitenack, Stephen Sizelove, Ronnie Southern, Richard Stafford.
Home Room Officers
President: Hal Waymire; Vice-President: Patricia Vangets; Secretary: Mary Jane Smith; Treasurer: Jesse Van Horn.
Page 29Green—that is our color and that is the way we felt our first few days as freshmen. Nobody told us the right things to do, but every one—especially the seniors—did his best to make us do the wrong things.
The student council gave a party for us so that we could get acquainted with the faculty. As the student body gradually accepted us, we found being freshmen was not so bad after all.
Marlene Gardner J. R. Snyder Jim Kiphart Rita Philips Sue ChesterfieldWUS s4ueri Jlonic - 206
Front row: Peggy Campbell, Betty Baker, Mfctrilyn Cotton, Barbara Beck, Carolyn Clark, Nina Bowlby, Velma Collier, Frances Cline.
Back row: Dallas Corbett, Ivan Crull, Bernard Connors, Miss Ayers, Ronald Casteel, Richard Coulter, Jack Barnes.
Front row: Dorothy Creagmile, Joan Case, Wilma Caldwell, Betty Jo Boruff, Mildred Boruff, Sue Chesterfield, Rebecca Abbott, Margaret Beeman.
Back row: Cecil Deckard, Eugene Beckley, Otto Barrett, Richard Carter, Phillip Colcord, Rolland Cox, John Dehner, Larry Beeman.
Home Room Officers
President: John Dehner, Vice-President: Cecil Deckard; Secretary: Bernard Connors; Treasurer: Jack Barnes. Page .81I Ijr. dou(. on J Jlome f oom - 303
Front row: Florence Frazier, Mary Hennessy, Peggy Goings, Marjorie Derrickson, Rita Gerard, Clari-bell Groover, Betty Hoppel.
Back row: James Gibbons, Larry Dietzer, Dale Faucett, Mr. Coulson, Edwin Gill, Donald Etchison, Paul Gillam.
Front row: Rebecca Goins, Joan Hicks, Carolyn Heaton, Patricia Goodrich, Theresa Gaffney, Marlene Gardner, lone Hanover.
Back row: Lewis Hankins, Jack Hinshaw, Robert Greene, Kenneth Hancher, Cloice Groover, Robert High.
Home Room Officers
President: Jack Hinshaw; Vice-President: Betty Hoppel; Secretary: Donald Etchison; Treasurer: Marlene Gardner. Page 32fiu e„„ • .t . J-!otn i oont - 308
Front row: Rose Schimmel, Consuella Jones, Juanita Kronenberg, Beatrice Lee, Mary Jones, Joyce Justice.
Back row: Bill Huntsman, Richard Jones, Richard Hughes, Eugene Lynas, Mrs. Renner, Paul Jones, Ronnie Idlewine, Kenny Huffman, Thomas Lemons.
Front row: Patricia Huntsinger, Pat Landrum, Loretta Sattler, Faye Sanders, Billie Livesay, Joan Leisure, Janet Loser.
Back row: Bill Israel, Charles Hughes, Jerry Kaiser, Jim Kiphart, Thomas Howard, Marshall Luyet, Charles Kelley, Paul House, John Koons, Brvd Hunter.
Home Room Officers
President: Janet Loser; Vice-President: Pat Huntsinger; Secretary: Pat Landrum; Treasurer: Kenny
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Front row: Ursula McGuire, Mary Sue Robbins, Virginia Peebles, Marilyn Maley, Peggy Murray, Lillian Mohon, Mary Orbaugh, Barbara Major.
Back row: Bill McQuitty, Kenneth Rittenhouse, Melvin Richardson, Peter Riley, James Mutt, Mrs. Records, William McGill, Duane McCorkle, Wayne Moody, Calvin Rich.
Front row: Jayne Padfield, Martha Padfield, Mary Parry, Norma Jean Miller, Bonnie Mead, Jeanne Padfield, Linda Parker, Rita Phillips.
Back row: Don McNeeley, Bill McPhearson, Robert Phillips, Richard Merritt, Richard Mason, John Prus, James Raines, Philip Riser.
Home Room Officers
President: Rita Phillips; Vice-President: Duane McCorkle, Secretary: Barbara Major; Treasurer: Richard Merritt. Page 34W hs SliiM’s JJome Moon, - 307
Front row: Nancy Sigler, Carolyn Welches, Patty Van Buskirk, Jo Ann Sizelove, Katherine Smith, Bonnie Webb.
Back row: Raymond Sparks, Richard Walsh, Gary Singer, Robert Sides, Miss Shields, Sam Stone, Carlos Wardwell, Charles Zech, Danny Wilhelm.
Front row: Carolyn Wells, Shirley Yohe, Margaret Shinkle, Myrna Tyner, Shirley Strong, Carolyn Snipe, Darlene Wilhcite.
Back row: Ted Townsend Cnarles WHsler, David Stewart, Norman Welcher, lake Waymire, Donald Virgil, John Snyder, Am Id Wilhelm, Alien Weddell.
Home Room Officers
President: Allen Weddell; Vice-President: Myrna Tyyner; Secretary: Patty Van Buskirk; Treasurer: Katherine Smith. Page 35Page 36ACTIVITIES
Page 87Back row: Ju Ell Harbit, Virginia McCorkle, Barbara Watson, Phyllis Sosbe, Dolores Robertson, Jeanine Sanders. Dorothy Woodrum, Mary Kathryn Harting, William Stone, Larry Noble, Duane Hunt. Mickie Hennegan, Wilfred Dudley, Jill Gipson, Mary Lou Scircle, David Dellinger, and Tom Hubbard.
Front row: Phyllis Owen, Beverly Boyden, Norma Jean Breece, Marilyn Stoker, Virginia Haynes, Kay Gibbons, Mrs. Records, Miss Barnes, Dick Squier, Linda Robinson, Carolyn Gill. Martha Scircle, Joyce Locke, and Beverly Stam.
The students receive their Crescents at the close of every school year, but they do not stop to think about all the hard work it has taken to produce the annual.
The business staff raises the money for the annual by selling ads because the individual purchases do not cover the expense of publishing the annual. The picture staff arranges for having all the pictures taken: the make-up staff plans the annual and arranges the articles in order in which they are to be placed. Then the literary staff writes the articles for the pictures. These articles are turned in, corrected, typed, and sent to the publishers. The job is finally completed. And the only thing to do is to await the arrival of the Crescents.
Crescent Editors and Sponsor
Left to right: Dick Squier, Marilyn Stoker, Beverly Stam, Miss Barnes, Kay Gibbons, Virginia Haynes, Mary Kathryn Harting.
Page 38Back row: Duane Hunt, Johnny Ward, Bill Lange, Mr. Krampe, Gene Dockter, Larry Noble, and Tom Hubbard.
Front row: Nancy Heflin, Virginia McCorkle, Beverly Stam, Dorothy Woodrum, Noramae Smith. Virginia Haynes, Marilyn Darrow, Pat Phillips, Jeanine Sanders, and Mary Kathryn Karting.
The National Honor Society is a scholastic organization recognized throughout the nation. It was organized as an incentive for higher attainments by high school students: therefore, permanent membership in this organization is indeed a proper reward for such attainments.
Although permanent membership is not granted until graduation from high school, a small group of juniors and seniors are chosen as probationary members. Members are chosen from the upper fifteen per cent of their class, and membership is based on four qualities—character, leadership, scholarship, and service. Each year a formal initiation service is held for those who have been chosen as permanent members.
The sponsor of National Honor Society this year was Mr. Krampe. The officers who were elected by the members at the organization meeting held at the beginning of the semester are: President, David Pace: Vice-President, Patricia Phillips: Secretary-Treasurer, Nancy Heflin.
Page 39Standing: Joe Juday. Jerry Ault, David Pace, Jim Lasley, Henry Hollensbe. Teddy Rowe, Richard Carter, Charles Dunn, Jack Green, Jimmy Gibbons, David Leisure, and John Snyder.
Seated: Tom Hubbard, Mr. Ward. Noramae Smith, Phyllis Walker, Pat Phillips, David Copher. Martha Davies Don Wire, Virginia Peebles, Joyce Gardner, and Bill Israel.
The Student Council is that very important organization which is instrumental in governing our school. Members meet once each week to consider school problems. The presidency, held by David Copher this year, is considered one of the key positions in school affairs. The sponsor this year is Mr. Ward. The fact that the school is governed by a group of students chosen by the majority may be considered a worthy example of the democratic government which we enjoy.
Left to right: Don Wire, Pat Phillips, Dave Copher, Martha Davies.
Page 10Left to right: Jack Barnes, Danny Good. Judith Wheatley, Carl Utterback, Johnny Carroll, James Hamilton. Mrs. Renner. Jack Gipson, Bill Stone Myrna DeLong, Barbara Werline.
Many events have marked the passing of the 1948-49 debate season. The first debate of the season was at Speedway High School, Indianapolis on November 2. (The affirmative won and the Negative lost.) The succeeding events were as follows: Debate at Fairmount November 29. (Affirmative tied: Negative won.) Annual Debate Conference and Legislative Assembly at Purdue University, December 3 and 4.
The Butler Triangular at Butler University— this event was a three-way debate in which El-wood, Speedway, and Wiley of Terre Haute took part.
Last, but not least, came the sectional, reg-
ional, and state final debates. The team had great hopes for these tourneys since Elwood placed third in the state last year.
The Affirmative “A” team this year consisted of Johnny Carroll and James Hamilton. The Negative “A” team consisted of Jack Gipson and Carl Utterback. The “B” teams were as follows: Affirmative—Danny Good and Bill
Stone. Negative—Barbara Werline and Judith Wheatley.
The question this year was—Resolved: That the United Nations now be revised into a Federal World Government.
November 2, 1948 ................. Speedway
November 29. 1948 ............... Fairmount
January 8, 1949 North Manchester Tourney
January 15, 1949 .... Columbia City Tourney
January 24, 1949 ................ Fairmount
February 12, 1949 .................. Elwood Tourney
February 28, 1949 ....... Sectional Tourney
March 12, 1949 ............... Zone Contest
The Sunshine Society is a national organization having numerous chapters established in various communities throughout the nation. The Elwood chapter was organized in 1943, and has since proved to be a very worthwhile soci-
ety, not only in the school, but also elsewhere in the community. To further its high ideals, the Sunshine Society plans several projects each year to help less fortunate people.
Closed Home Room on Thursday of Each Week Page 42Seated Barbara Skillman, Marilyn Williams, Joyce Gardner, Marilyn Darrow. Pat Landrum, Evonne McCall, Judith Sloan, Clemence Baker, Joyce Hannah Jane Riley. Nancy Holtsclaw. Doris Champion, Sue Ann Chesterfield.
Standing: Phyllis Walker, Nancy Heflin, Linda Robinson, Elizabeth Fetz, Marilyn Maley, Ronnie Casteel, Frank Bannon, John Dehner, Joe Webb, Bernard Connors, Mr. Coulson, Jerry Ault, Johnny Carroll. Max Beeman, Jack Gipson, Bonnie Hinds, Marlene Loer, Beverly Mort, Carol Carpenter, Nora Mae Smith.
The Megaphone is our school paper which is produc ed entirely by students with the help of Mr. Coulson, the sponsor.
The Megaphone is published every six weeks. As soon as one is finished, another one is started. The assignments are given to the writers and they begin to get ideas of what to write. When the articles are turned in, they are proof read by Mrs. Records or Miss Ayres. Next, they are sent to the printer. When they are returned, the circulation manager distributes the copies to the different Home Rooms. Now at last. Megaphones are out and cost only one small dime.
Megaphone Editors and Sponsor Clemence Baker. Mr. Coulson. Judy Sloan.
Page 43This organization was establish-ed for the encouragement and development of the art of dramatics in our school. Membership is open to all students who are interested in this type of activity. However, this year freshmen were given tryouts to determine those having dramatic ability.
The dramatic club assisted in the production of the junior and senior class plays by helping with make-up and stage proper-ties. In addition to this, the dramatic club presented a play festival to the student body. The officers for the year were: Presi dent, Julia Ellen Harbit; Vice-President, Carolyn Hood: Secretary, Dora Nell Wardwell; Treasurer Larry Noble: Sponsor, Miss Ayers.
The Art Club has been organized in our school with the following aims: (1) to develop a sensitivity to beauty in every phase of life, and to develop good taste through association with the appreciation of art; (2) to develop originality, spontaneity, and self-expression through exploration and discovery in art experiences; (3) to develop skill to the point of creative satisfaction for the individual need, whether this be vocational or avocational.
One of the projects that the club has put into effect is making posters for school and community activities. The officers for the year were:
President. Richard Brenner; Vice-President. Richard Cline; Secretary, Betty Watson; Treasurer. Jack Case; Sponsor, Mrs. Sowers.
The Projection Club is the organization which is responsible for the visual-education in our school. The club is made up of students who are qualified to operate the projector. Each Monday morning a meeting is held to announce the f.lm schedule for the following week. Operators receive their individual assignments from the president, Jim Lasley, at this meeting. Once each year the club sponsors an entertaining film in the auditorium to help finance the educational films requested by the faculty. Under the direction of Mr. Smith, the club is also responsible for the public address system used at our games and other school occasions.
Page 44Any student who has had one year of Soanish is eligible to join the Spanish Club which has programs based on Latin-American subjects.
The officers for this year were: President, Gene Dockter; Vice-president. Charles Dunn; Secretary, Joan Sams: Treasurer, Larry Noble. The club is sponsored by Mrs. Records.
Library assistants aid Miss Allen by checking out books and shelving them. Any upperclassman who is passing in all subjects and who has one free period a day, is eligible to become a library assistant.
The Inter Nos Latin Club, which is now affiliated with the Junior Classical League, is a very active organization in our school. The members meet bi-monthlv with their sponsor. Miss Holtzclaw. This year, the consuls, who preside at alternate meetings, were Martha Jane Davies and John Ward, Jr.
Page 45Con cessions C (itl
One of the most important extracurricular activities is the Concessions organization. The members sell concessions at every home basketball game. All their profits are given to some fund for making our school better and more attractive. Their goal was five hundred dollars this year. The manager is Jerry Taylor and the sponsor is Miss Digel.
The pep committee enables ihe students to have organized pep sessions. This committee of three students plan the pep sessions for the school year with the aid of the yell leaders and the sponsors of the committee. This plan is in contrast to the former plan of having a representative from each home room to represent the committee.
The committee includes Janice Henderson. Jack Green. Henry Hollensbe, and the sponsors Mr. Ward and Mr. Bykowski.
The program committee is organized to select and schedule programs for the year. We remember the Deep River Quartet, John Dallavoun, and Bobo, the magician among our varied special programs this year.
We have all noticed the ushers directing spectators to their seats at the basketball games and passing out programs at both the basketball and football games.
There are eighteen of these boys with Charles Wilburn as head usher and Mr. Davis, sponsor.
Page IGCLASS ROOMS ncjlish r £)epartm
Mrs. Renner's English Class—"There ain't no such word as ain't, 'cause the teacher says there ain't."
Miss Ayres Journalism Class—Tch! Tch! Where did the funnies come from?
Miss Ayres Speech Class—“and in conclusion. . ."C oni tnercia
Mr. Coulson's Typing Class—What do they do in typing class?
Why—type and type away—So they can come the next day and type some more, How gay?
Mr. Coulson's Shorthand Class — "Mr. Coulson, please don't go so fast."
Miss Holtsclaw's Bookkeeping Class — Girls— listen to Miss Holtsclaw— Let it soak in your pate. You must remember always that These books must be kept straight.
Miss House's General Business Class— I wonder what the answers are; it seems a few must know.'tment
Miss Barnes' History Class — In what year did the War of 1812
Mr. Bridges' Civics Class — student forum: Who should have won the election?
Mr. Ward's Sociology Class — "How can we get along with the Russians?" Yf]ci I h cm ati c5
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Mr. Forney's Algebra Class—"Study those equations thoroughly."
Mr. Smith's Commercial Arithmetic Class — "What is the interest on two dollars for five years at five percent?
Mr. Krampe's Geometry Class—"How many sides does a square have?"J lome
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Miss Koon's Home Ec. Classes — Cooking: "Just think, they get to eat all those dishes they cook up. Wouldn't that be wonderful—or would it?"
Sewing: "Don't prick
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Mrs. Sower's Art Class —“Put some feeling in those pictures."
Art: "Try to be a bit more realistic."dence 2)epartment
Mr. Krampe's Chemistry Class—"What is the difference between H-jO and H»SO ?"
Miss Koons' Biology Class — "For tomorrow explain photosynthesis.”
Mr. Krampe's Physics Class—"It's beyond me.”Shat Sd Slicfh School
Girls who come at eight-fifteen with cheeks like blooming roses, Who only half an hour ago awoke with shiny noses.
Girls in halls and class rooms casting side-long glances And slipping notes to other girls about their dates and dances. Girls who share their lockers with that "dearest friend"
Till quarrels bring their partnership to sudden end.
Girls who tak their lessons home to study most intently And never touch a book at all unless it is accidently;
Freshmen girls who scurry by with meek and frightened faces, Sophomores who like to keep those freshmen in their places. Junior girls with furrowed brows in mimic meditation.
That, my friends, is high school.
Boys who come at eight o'clock, and often much before,
But somehow, at the final bell just reach the classroom door.
Boys who dress like Robert Young to make the girls adore them And wonder why the girls, instead, so heartily abhor them.
Boys who read the funny books for cultural extension;
The same who think Atlanta is a Hollywood invention.
Boys who haunt the Maritime to see some nice dumb thing Or swagger through the Sweet Shoppe as if to say, "I'm something." Freshmen boys who are not sure what this is all about Sophomores whose actions show that they are finding out.
Junior boys so self-contained they think their knowledge ample Senior boys who set the rest a rather poor example.
That, my friends, is high school.
Teachers reading magazines we students are forbidden And doing that quite openly while we must keep them hidden. Teachers whose assignments never change from year to year So students know what to expect no matter if they're here. Teachers stern and dignified, in manner almost frigid And others that we know with discipline less rigid.
Teachers young, almost too young for such a wise profession. And older ones whose wisdom is beyond expression.
Teachers lost in reverie, their minds on fishing streams,
Lady teachers also lost, but dreaming other dreams.
That, my friends, is high school.
Thus ends my bit of poetry upon our institution J must admit no very learned contribution.
I’m well aware that Elwood High will treat these lines as almost treason. But all the same I like the place—
I've given you the reason.
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Miss Holtzclaw's Latin Class — “Amo, Amas, Amat" (I love, you love, he loves.)
Mrs. Records' Spanish Class — “Estudien Vds. sus lecciones ahora.'' (Study your lessons now.)
Girls' Physical Education Class — “Make that basket!"
Boys' Physical Educa-Class — “Chest out! Shoulders back! One, two, three four."Mr. Ward's Health Class—"Spell sphygmomanometer!"
Mr. Bykowski's Driving Class—If you were in a driving class
These things I'm sure you'd hear:
“Be careful of those fenders,
And please don't strip that gear."
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Mr. Ward's Safety Class —We all enjoy our safety
For many things we learn;
As First Aid experts we could pass?
And accidents we spurn.Shop - 'flUanUat
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Mr. House's Shop Class —How to operate these power tools
In shop class we must learn;
For to have work almost flawless
Is to us of great concern.
Mechanical Drawing Class—"Be sure to keep those lines straight!"
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Mr. Davis' Agriculture Class—"Make hay while the sun shines."
Agriculture Teams — These boys are from the country But that doesn't mean they're hicks;
Just look at them play basketball They know some fancy tricks.
Page 58Miss Digel's 304 Study Hall—There's an old adage that study improves the mind,
Here is an example in 304 we find.
Library — This is our favorite gathering place; I think that that is fine. Most go there to study. But a few to pass the time.
Mr. Bykowski's 200 Study Hall—Here we find assembled our underclassmen dear;
As deeply engrossed in their studies they appear.
Page 59Page 60Our Div ?',
A few years ago our schools were set up almost universally for one purpose: to give the students a reasonable exposure to the three r's— reading, 'ritina, and 'rithmetic. This system, at its best, was inadequate. Schools lacked something; this lack reflected in "hookey players" and numerous tales of woe concerning the institutions of learning.
Our high schools of today carry no such stigma. Most average young people of today—whether they admit it or not— really enjoy school. Why? Probably because several things have been added to the old three r's While we all realize that the textbooks and classrooms are important and necessary, we must admit that it is often music, sports, and general "big events" that make the modern high school so dear to the hearts of the young.
Truly, the three r's once served their purpose. They remain the foundation of our educational system, but as the years have passed, more has been added to the structure. We are proud that our hiah school offers its students five r's: reading, 'riting, 'rithmetic, rhythm, and recreation—a well-balanced selection.
Page filOur athletic contests would not be the same without the band and twirlers. On the football field the band is an organization to be proud of. On the basketball floor the twirlers step high, wide, and handsome performing their difficult feats. The band makes its greatest showing at the ball game
Page f 2Bottom row: Mr. Brugger, Nancy Cotton, Martha Davies, Joan Moody, Virginia Haynes, Marilyn Henderson, Martha Scircle, Jill Gipson, Elizabeth Fetz.
Second row: Mickey Hennegan, Larry Noble, Barbara Watson, Pat Phillips, Barbara Skillman, Hal Waymire, Mary Lou Scircle, Rita Phillips, Charles Whisler.
Third row: Harold Gill, Charles Sykora, Lowene Hinds, John Ward, Jack Gipson, Helen Tyner, Marilyn Maley, Marilyn Darrow, Bill Whitenack.
Fourth row: Clarabelle Theobald, Julia Ellen Harbit. Jim Webb, Patty Huntsinger, David Dellinger, Mary Jane Smith, Beverly Knotts, Carroll Alexander, Shirley Strong.
Fifth row: Janice Henderson, Nancv Sigler, Henry Hollensbe, Mary Sue Robbins, Bill Waymire, Jim Lasley, Philip Haynes, Betty Watson, Jake Waymire.
Sixth row: Pat Vangets, Joe Juday. Martha Dehner, Danny Good, John Dehner, Dick Squier, Linda Robinson, Sam Stone, Bob Jordan, Lowell Alexander.
The high school band, composed of fifty-four members, has qiven the school reason to be proud of them this year. During the football season, the band and twirlers gave excellent performances on the field in all kinds of weather.
They provided much entertainment for the spectators of basketball games also. Their lively selections certainly added to the spirit of the games.
The band concerts were well received by the public, and their radio broadcasts set a record in a new field of achievement.
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The orchestra is the oldest organization in the music department of this school. Much has been accomplished through its many years of existence. The string section includes violins, a cello, and a base viol. The music played by this group is of a classical and a semi-classical nature. The orchestra is composed of both high school and grade school students. Mr. Brugger is the director of the orchestra with Mrs. Zimmerman as the instructor for stringed instruments.
The outstanding project of the orchestra this year was to accompany the junior high school students in the presentation of their operetta. The orchestra also furnished the music for the commencement exercises.
First row: Mary Leeson. Nancy Holtsclaw, Bill Whitenack. Jane McCarty, Sarah Farish, and Dorothy Miller.
Second Row: Warren Alexander, Carol Bowman. Sarah Smiley, Ann Forney, David Adair, Jackie Newkirk, Bob Jordan, Jack Gipson, Helen Tyner, Jimmy Matchett, Phyllis Toller. Betty Baxter. Danny Good.
Third row: Nancy Sigler, Linda Robinson, Mr. Brugger.
JJand Officer .5
At the beginning of each year the band members elect the officers who serve during that year. These officers form the backbone of the band and are responsible for the supervision of the various functions performed by the band. The captain is the presiding officer over all business meetings. Most communications between the band and the principal pass through him. Another important officer is the student director. He is the person who directs the band whenever Mr. Brugger is not present. During the oast year the student director has directed at least one number at each of the basketball games. Other important officers are: lieutenant, efficiency manager, property manager, librarian, uniform manager, treasurer, and sergeant. We can be sure that the success of our band is increased by the work of these students.
Kneeling: Bill Waymire, Jim Lasley, Henry Hollensbe
Standing: Virginia Havnes. Clarabelle Theobald. Marilvn Henderson, Joan Moody, Martha Scircle, Pat Phillips.CLrJ m
Chorus is one of the many activities sponsored by the musical department. Any boy or girl who has musical ability is eligible for membership. Some of the activities have consisted of providing the musical program for the centennial celebration at the Methodist Church, taking part in the choral festival, broadcasting oyer station WlOU and singing for the baccalaureate service.
Chorus is directed by Mr. Brugger.
The twirlers have become an important part of the Elwood High School band. From the start of school these seven high-stepping girls were busy planning shows—first for football, then for basketball. During the year they did nine half-time shows.
At the close of school last year Linda Robinson was selected as head drum majorette, and Lucy Hubbard became a member of the group. One member. Marilyn Darrow, will be lost by graduation.
The £najorettes tire selected according to height, good looks, and ability. We shall be looking forward to seeing the performances of the girls next fall.
Left to right: Joan Moody, Martha Dehner, Marilvn Darrow, Linda Robinson, head majorette, Pat Van-gets, Lucy Hubbard, and Mary Lou Scircle.
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The theme of last year’s prom was “Evening in Paris”. The decorations were simple, but very effective, with French blue as the predominating color. Twinkling silver stars hung everywhere in the blue sky, and a bright moon dipped low over the orchestra to give the final touch of an enchanted moonlight scene. Indeed, the gym was transformed into a beauti ful dance pavilion.
Max Wilson’s orchestra provided the music for the evening. There was a grand march which ended with the crowning of the queen, Charlotte Waymire. We shall always remember our “Evening in Paris”.
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“One Wild Night”, the Senior Class Play, was presented two nights—December 7 and 8—in the high school auditorium.
The scene of the play is the household of Rodney Dodd, a wealthy bachelor, who constantly feigns illness. Early in the play, he misinterprets Dr. Bell’s diagnosis of his condition, and believes he will soon die. He then resolves to do in one night all the things he has always
desired. One exciting event follows another, until at last “one wild night” comes to a successful conclusion.
The cast included: Johnny Carroll, Phyllis Owen, Clarabelle Theobald, Beverly Stam, David Pace, Henry Hollensbe. Carolyn Hood, Duane Hunt. Dorothy Gootee, Edward Miller, Judy Sloan, Ju Ell Harbit, Joan Lewis, Carolyn Gill, Jack Gipson, and Joe Webb.
Seventeen proved to be terrific comedy in the junior class play—“Seventeen is Terrific”.
This three-act comedy was a portrayal of the problems of a high-school lad, Chuck Al-lenby, who wanted more than anything else to attend the Spring Dance with his girl friend. Just two weeks before the dance Chuck was penalized by his father who suspended his al-
lowance for a petty escapade. There were many hilarious moments until Chuck’s financial difficulties were finally solved.
The cast included: Larry Noble, Judy Wheat-ley, Linda Robinson, Charles Dunn, Kathleen Graham, Dick Robbins, Myrna De Long, Phyllis Sosbe, Nancy Cotton, Darrell Miller, William Stone, and Patricia Phillips.
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Page 72Left to right: Gilbert Schuck, Maurice Patterson, Frank Bykowski, Harry Bridges, and John Ward.
Sept. 10 Wabash 25 0
Sept. 14 Noblesville 26 2
Sept. 21 Anderson 7 13
Sept. 24 Tipton 46 6
Oct. 1 Kokomo 6 7
Oct. 8 Huntington 15 7
Oct. 15 Monticello 43 0
Oct. 19 Marion 25 25
Oct. 29 Peru 37 6
Nov. 5 Alexandria 13 6
Page 74Front row: Assistant coach Mr. Shuck, Student manager David Dellinger, Bob Clary, Don Kane. David Leisure, Ralph Carpenter, Tommy Hubbard. James Acres, Don Wire. Student manager John Moore, Assistant Coach John Ward.
Second row: Assistant coach Mr. Patterson, Frank Bannon. Jim Lasley, James Hennegan, Ronnie Virgil, Jack Coston. James N. Hamilton, Fred Caldwell. Bill Collins. Loren Boyer, Richard Brenner, Vernard Skinner.
Third row: Coach Mr. Bykcwski, Bill Hunt-singer, Ted Row, Joe Kelich. David Copher. Robert French. John Ward, Ralph Caldwell, Rex Beach, Dale McQueen. Myron Orbaugh, Mr. Bridges.
Fourth row: Hal Way mire, Bob Farr, Tom Haines, Elbert Cotton, Gene Gallatin, Jim Hoose, Orville Tranbarger, Mickey Hennegan, Jack Gallatin.
We started the season with a bang when we beat Wabash, a C.I.C. foe, 25 to 0 in a well-played game. Next came the Noblesville Millers, and Elwood did rather well there too, beating them 25 to 2.
Our next game with Anderson started out well when Elwood scored first and converted. But after that, Anderson scored two touchdowns and one conversion for a 13 to 7 final score. Then Tipton, a rival C.I.C. team, came here. Elwood scored 33 points the last half to beat them 46 to 6.
Then we played Kokomo. Elwood had some bad breaks on fumbles by the goal line and also missed the extra point, while Kokomo
converted. Next on the schedule was Hunting-ton, a team favored to capture the C.I.C. crown. The Vikings started strong, scoring in about the first five minutes. Elwood started moving the second half. From the twenty-five yard line Kelich booted a field goal which won the game, 15 to 7.
Monticello proved easy going, then Marion came to town and tied Elwood in a hard-fought game—25 all. Elwood beat Peru next, 37 to 6 to cinch the C.I.C. championship.
We met Alexandria in the last game of the year. It was a muddy game, but we finally ended up the long end of a 13 to 7 score.
Page 75Ronald Virgil—End James N. Hamilton—Tackle Loren Boyer—Guard
Ralph Carpenter—HalfbackFred Caldwell—Center James Lasley—Guard Bill Collins—Guard
GRAPHSFirst row: Arnold Wilhelm, David Davies, John Dehner, Bill Israel, Allen Weddell.
Second row: Gilbert Schuck, Larry Beeman. Kenneth Hancher, James Kiphart, Paul Gillam, Richard Coulter, Donald Etchison, Wayne Moody, Ronnie Casteel, Jimmy Gibbons.
Third row: James Mutt. Edwin Gill, Bill McQuitty, Norman VJelcher, Bernard Connors, Larry Dietzer.
The freshmen had a good football season this year. They got some good experience on the gridiron and should be successful on the varsity next year. More high-school students should attend freshman games. These boys work hard and deserve some backing. Next year let’s support the freshman team better than we have this year.
Page 78Elwood Opponent
Nov. 19 Rochester 34 36
Nov. 24 Marion 33 40
Nov, , 26 Plymouth 59 42
Nov. 30 Lapel 45 41
Dec. 3 Greenfield 48 42
Dec 10 Wabash 41 56
Dec. 14 Alexandria 43 45
Dec. 17 Tipton 44 41
Dec. 22 Southport 50 51
Jan. 5 Pendleton 52 44
Jan. 11 Noblesville 47 26
Jan. 14 Hartford City 45 47
Jan. 21 Huntington 47 40
Jan. 26 Kokomo 38 37
Jan. 28 Peru 42 44
Feb. 2 Tipton 42 34
Feb. 11 Alexandria 45 52
Feb. 18 Muncie Burris 50 59
Page 79First row: John Ward, Sr., John Conwell, Mickey Hennegan, John Lowder, Vernard Skinner, Fred Henderson, Frank Bykowski .
Second row: Jack Kiphart. Ronald Virgil, Bill Huntsinger. Bob French, Jim Yohe. John Ward, Jr., Bob Plummer. .
The 1948-49 basketball team has proved itself to be one of the best ever produced in El-wood High School. It faced a tougher schedule than usual, but won far more than its share of the games. Some of the best teams to go down to defeat before the sharp-shooting panthers were: Hartford City, Huntington, Frankfort,
At the start of the season the Panthers were an off-again, on-again ball club, but as the sea-
son progressed all the players showed a vast improvement and played very consistent ball.
Elwood was shifted this year from the Anderson Sectional to the Kokomo Sectional, which was held in the Elwood gymnasium. This marked the first sectional ever held in Elwood. The Panthers stood a good chance of winning Elwood’s first sectional title, as they had already beaten the favorite Kokomo Wildcats in regular season play.
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The second team has had an unusually successful basketball season this year. They lost the first few games, but they soon beqan to play ball, and after that there was no stopping them. A few of the boys improved so much that they were changed to the first team. Most of the second team members will be back next year and we expect big things from them then.
Standing: Joun Ward, Sr.. Bob Plummer, John Ward. Jr., Dick Cos on, Bill Lange, Ralph Caldwell, David Copher Frank
Seated: Mickey Hennegan, Hal Waymire. Bob Clary, Elbert Cotton, Tommy Haines. Earl Foley, Max Beeman.
The freshman team hao an excellent record this year, by winning most of thei' aames they showed that they have what it t kes to play basketball. There were olso larger crowds than usual at the freshman games this year. The boys learned the fundamentals and we are looking for big things from them in the future.
First row: Arnold Wilhelm John Snyder. Jim Gibbons. Otto Barrett. Ronnie Casteel. Duane McCorkle. John Dehner, Paul G. Ham.
Second row: Richard Coulter, Dallas Corbett, Bill McQuitty, Mr. Patterson. Bernie Connors, Dick Merritt, Dona'd Etchison.
Page 81Bob French Center
Jim Yohe Forward
Fred Henderson Forward
Vernard Skinner Guard
Jack Kiphart GuardBill Huntsinger Center
John Lowder Guard
John Conwell Guard
John Ward Forward
Ronald Virgil Forward-A ricu (til re
Any boy who takes agriculture may be on the agricultural basketball team.
The boys select a captain who, along with his regular duties, writes to different schools
and asks them if they will play us. If they accept, a date is set for the game.
Mr. Davis, the agricultural teacher, coaches the team.First row: Jim Webb. Joe Stevens, Jim Hennegan, Robert Farr, Merrill Quarles, Elbert Cotton, Jack Shaffner. Dick French.
Second row: Dallas Hester, Vernard Skinner, Hal Way mire, Jim Mitchell, Charles Wilburn, Bill Collins, Jack Hershey, Bob Heflin.
Third row: John Ward, Sr., Jack Scott. Jack Coston, Jack Kiphart, Joe Durr. Ralph Carpenter.
Fourth row: Fred Caldwell, Joe Webb, Dick Coston, John Ward, Jr., Dick Gill, Ronald Virgil, Phil Arnold.
During the spring of ’48 we had an exceptionally fine track team. We annexed the county track crown and swept over all opponents during the regular season with only one setback.
Among the outstanding point-getters of last year’s team were Ronald Virgil Phil Arnold, and Jack Scott. Besides being one of the outstanding roint-getters of last year’s team. Ron-
ald Virgil qualified for state finals at Indianapolis, but he failed to place.
This year we are expecting an even better season because of the many returning letter-men—Bob Clary, Don Kane, Dick Gill, Jack Coston. Vernard Skinner, Ronald Virgil, Charles Wilburn. Ralph Carpenter, Bill Collins, and Fred Caldwell. We also have some promising sophomores coming up.
Page 85Our newly organized golf team had several matches scheduled with near-by schools, and a conference match was held near the close of the season. Mr. By-kowski is in charge of our golf.
Left to right: Mr. Bykowski, Moe Fettig, Henry Hollensbe, Joe Seibold, Dick Squier, and Tom McCarthy.
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G.A.A. was formed for the purpose of giving the girls a chance to participate in sports.
In the fall they have baseball, volleyball, and bowling which is done all year round. During the winter the main snort is basketball with some volley ring on the side. In the spring comes tennis and baseball.
The school year is divided into sections, and
if you participate enough in a certain sport, you receive credit points. When you receive 150 points, you are awarded a numeral: and when you receive 250 points, you are awarded an “E”.
Miss Shields, the gym teacher, is the sponsor this year.
Page 8GYell leaders play a very important part in maintaining a patriotic school spirit among students during both the football and basketball seasons. School spirit, which embodies loyalty to one’s team, has often been considered the deciding factor in a close game. The most outstanding duty of the yell leaders is to lead the student body in rousing yells and cheers through which this very important school loyalty may be audibly expressed.
This year our yell leaders are Joyce Gardner, Joan Lewis, Bill Dever, and D.ck Robbins. With remarkable skill and co-ordination they have not only improved our older yells, but also have introduced several new yells which have become popular with the students.
Kneeling: Joan Lewis. Joyce Gardner. Standing: Bll Dever, Dick Robbins.
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Undoubtedly all of you are familiar with the name, “E” Men’s Club, which meets twice a month on Mondays. This is the only club in our school which is entirely made up of athletes. One must have earned a varsity six-inch block “E” letter in order to be eligible to join.
Do you know the purpose of this club and
what its projects are? The “E” Men’s Club has sponsored several dances throughout the year to raise money for their project. This year’s project is the buying of new markers for the football field. The purpose of the club is to carry on such projects as this year’s and others dealing with the athletic department of our school.
The officers this year were: President. John Lowder and Secretary-Treasurer, Frank Bannon. The club is sponsored by Mr. Ward.
Front row: Richard French, Charles Wilburn. John Conwell, John Lowder, Jack Coston, Vernard Skinner, Richard Brenner, Jim Lasley, Frank Bannon.
Second row: Dick Squier, Ralph Carpenter, Bill Collins, Willis Fern, Loren Boyer, James N. Hamilton, Jim Hennegan, Fred Caldwell, Ronald Virgil.
Third row: John Ward, Tom Hubbard, David Dellinger, Don Wire, Bob Clary. David Copher. Kenneth Pur-tee, David Leisure, Don Kane.
Fourth row: John Moore, Jr., Rex Beach. Joe Kelich, John Ward, Jr. George Wright, Bob French. Ralph Caldwell. Dale McQueen, Richard Gill. Bill Morgan, James Acres.
Here we are at the end. I wish to emphasize the word end, for it is not merely the end of this book. We have tried to impress upon you the importance of time in every day school life.
Just as we have come to the end of many things, we have come to the end of an average school day. After the average day at school we are, of course, tired and exhausted. We have had a balance of recitation and study time. This routine is followed, with a few exceptions, throughout most of the year. I will give you here some examples of those exceptions which sometimes occur.
There is the gruelling day—full of hard work. You arrive in class only to be greeted with an hour-long test and fifty chapters to read as the next day's assignment. Every class is difficult, and the teachers are angry because you don't seem to know anything. You trudge out of school at three forty-five feeling as if you have just finished digging the Panama Canal.
Then there is the exciting day—full of laughter and anticipation of joyful events. A program is presented in the morning and a pep session is held in the afternoon. Perhaps one of the classes has given a play. It might be the excitement which always a-rises previous to a basketball or football game. Maybe it is to be the last game
of the season and is to determine our conference rating. At such a crucial time the halls are in an uproar and the teachers can not seem to control the laughter or murmur of voices. Everyone is so thrilled he feels as though he will burst. When the dismissal bell rings, everyone jumps up with a yelp and dives for the door. All is joy and hub-bub.
We also have some days in which a more solemn air prevails, but these are still exciting. For example, the senior-class day with its traditional program. All the underclassmen assemble in the auditorium and the seniors march in wearing their caps and gowns. They are seated and proceed to listen to their more or less comic wills. Perhaps they listen to a more serious talk concerning their future. These are just a few of the different kinds of days which have begun and ended during the past year.
For many oi us, the end of one school day means only more preparation for the beginning of the next. However, for the seniors it is very different, for the end of each single day has by degrees brought them nearer to the end of their school days. These students so close to their graduation must not look upon these fleeting days with sadness. Even though their high-school life is almost over, the end is but the beginning of their lives as independent individuals.
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You have learned to think clearly, to decide wisely, to judge tolerantly.
You have learned to team in harmony with people of all creeds, races and religions, and have come to respect their beliefs.
You have learned to work competitively in the classroom, and to accept both victory and defeat with equal grace on the playing field.
Now, more than ever before, America and the entire world need these gifts that you are equipped to give.
Delco-Remy extends its best wishes to the Class of ’49.
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Famous for Fine Steaks and Chops GOOD COFFEE; SALADS; PIES Foods of Your Own Choice at Prices That Are Right
Page 104CONGRATULATIONS C. CLAY DOTY, Drugs
CLASS OF ’49 On Elwood’s Busiest Corner
“Where Friendly Folks Meet”
MEET and EAT
BALLARD a n d GREET YOUR FRIENDS
Bowling Alleys Luncheonette Prescriptions Drufjs Cosmetics
Your Eastman Kodak Rep.
ALEXANDER’S SIGN SERVICE - 1398 WEST MAIN
McDaniels The CITIZENS BANK
CLOTHING DRY GOODS SHOES Member of The Federal Deposit Insurance
Page 105 aai iny .... an opportunity
You too can enjoy having “money in the bank”!
I he day you stop tvishing and start saving is the day you start down the road to a Brighter Future.
I lie things you want most, plus priceless peace of mind, are yours with the security of “money in the hank”. Set your goal now - - - Start a Savings Account with us Today! You'll find a friendly welcome.
1892 - THE ONLY NATIONAL BANK IN MADISON COUNTY 1949
First National Bank
EL WOOD INDIANA
Years of F riendly Service
Federal Reserve System; Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationCompliments of
LAUNDERETTE STORE 611 South Anderson Street Phone 1226
COX SUPER MARKET
COUNTY’S MOST COMPLETE FOOD MARKET
REYNOLDS ELECTRIC CO.
Electrical Contracting Supplies Motor Repairing and Rewinding 1524 Main St. Phone 1790
MILLER'S RESTAURANT 1521 Main Street
"A Good Place To Eat"
AMERICAN CLEANERS DYERS 1608 East Main Phone 1308
GAIL ORBAUGH SON Auto Insurance
cobb Good Equipment Makes
We Furnish Your
Home Complete The Good Farm Better
Swinford Marathon Service Station Tires, Batteries, Greasing, Washing 1437 South A; Phone 512 Elwood, Ind. Clarina Swinford Robert Snyder
HOME ICE COAL COMPANY 1800 South D Elwood Indiana
Page 107JSest 'Wishes
Bohlanders Dairy, Inc.
515 North Anderson Street
CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS - F. W. W00LW0RTH COMPANY
A Dependable Place to Trade
HOME LUMBER COMPANY
1911 So. B St Phone 132
Arthur E. Bell, Manager Elwood Indiana
FOR REFRESHMENT DRINK
Page 108Congratulations Class of '49 NEW PROCESS LAUNDRY
JORAL NASH, INC.
Sales and Service Phone 6679 Ralph Ferguson, Mgr.
501 Main Anderson
WHITE CABIN Hamburgers are our Specialty Cleanliness Is Our Motto 1351 South B Street
LEACH'S FOOD MARKET Congratulates The Class of '49
“The First with tlw Latest
222 South Anderson
DOROTHY’S BEAUTY SHOP
CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS OF ’49
Our entire corporation wishes you jrood luck, happiness and an early success in the school of life.
206 South Anderson St. 1516 Main Street
FIRM GRINNELL General Store
CITY FISH AND POULTRY MARKET Fancy Dressed Poultry; Fish and Eggs Fresh Oysters In Season Phone 213 Jack Melling, Mgr.
COPHER AND FESLER FUNERAL HOME Phone 1005
K L U M P P Wallpaper and Paint Store 1533 South A St.
Phone 915 Elwood, Ind.
Page 109 TAM’S
None But the Best
in Rexall Drug Store
Ladies Ready-to-Wear Telephone
Qates 200 South Anderson PRESCRIPTIONS
813 Meridian Street Medicines
Anderson Indiana • Liquors Sundries
PAUL VERMILLION - JEWELER
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF ’49
Elwood Sweet Shoppe
Swell Place to Meet Swell Place to Eat Where Everything’s Neat And Oh, So Sweet
Page 110REST WISHES FROM
Central Paint and Lumber Company, Inc.
1621 South A Street Phone 333 Elwood, Indiana
For Uniform Strength, Use
READY MIXED CONCRETE
Call 1351 ELWOOD READY MIX COMPANY Harley Rominger, Manager Robert Carter, Owner
ALEXANDRIA —121 North Harrison St. INDIANA
GOOD LUCK FROM
Continental Can Company; Inc.
9th and North D Streets
The latest Fashion
In Footwear CONGRATULATIONS
CENTRAL HARDWARE CLASS OF ’49
Where You Find What You Want for the Home; Store; Farm
Phone 26 108 S. Anderson First National Co.
FRENCH PASTRY SHOP Morris DeHority
109 South Anderson Weldon Sliiekley
Congratulations 1430 Main
WHEELER'S MARKET Elwood Indiana
“ROSS D. PREWETTE INSURANCE IS MY BUSINESS” Phone 283
O R D E R
BENNETT LAMB General Contracting Building of All Kinds Phone 816
C O R N - T 0 P
H O L S U M
Bread From Your Grocer
MUSIC STAND.... 312 South Anderson
JOHN E. BAKER — Insurance 102 South 16th Street Phone 686 Elwood, Indiana
MORRIS 5c to $1.00 STORE Elwood. Indiana
Page 112W. A. LEWIS AND SON
South 18th Street - - - Nickel Plate Railroad
John Deere Sales and Service DeLaval Cream Separators, Milkers, and Food Freezers Bolen Huskey Tractors and Implements 1336 South A Street Phone 73
HOOSE SERVICE STATION 2115 MAIN
Frazier Canning CorporationCongratulations Class of '49
CONGRATULATIONS 1515 North J Street
ELKS CLUB LEAVELL « BATES LOANS 1504!, j S. Anderson
Phone 596 Congratulations Seniors SMILEYS STORE 16th and Main St.
SIMMONS CLEANERS - - 2122 MAIN STREET
LIONS CLUB GUNS TACKLE
Best Wishes From FRAZIERS FINE FOODS. Inc. Alexandria. Indiana SPORTING GOODS INLAND MARINE
W HIGHT Class of ’49
CEMENT WORKS H. E. Lamb. Manager
300 So. 18th Street Phone 15
Page 114HOYT WRIGHT
CLASS OF ’49
“The Wright Store For
Young Men and Women” ElwOOd Federal ShVHWJS
And Loan Association
MILLER'S GROCERY - 1060 NORTH ANDERSON
■HAVE A COK E"
Coca - C old Bott(in q C
IndianaHUDSON CITIES SERVICE Petroleum Products Distilled Fuel Oil H. R. ORBAUGH, Distributor
Authorized SALES AND SERVICE Office and Warehouse 31st and Main Sts. Phone 1970
All makes of cars serviced by factory specifications CENTRAL INDIANA
Phone 68 GAS COMPANY 1600 North A Street
1445 South A St. Elwood, Ind. We Appreciate Your Friendliness VIEW POINT, INC. 1532 Main Street
F M DRESS SHOP ALEXANDRIA, INDIANA
Cotton Candy Corporation
Indiana1 For Better Cleaning
Candies, School Supplies.
Soft Drinks, and Magazines ROYAL GARMENT
SAM AURELIUS CLEANERS
1610 - - Next to Campus 208 South Anderson
WARNER’S SUPER SERVICE
A preferred place for
the selection of your FETTIG
graduation outfit is
THE WHY STORE Canning Corporation
Martin Blumenthal, Mgr. Congratulations ’49
We Have the Values • ■ •
and Low Prices
Page 117CONGRATULATIONS FROM
Charles Morgan, Owner
Solovox - Gibson ■ Selmar - Olds Jesse French Pianos
? East Eighth Street Phone 9471
Page 118GOOD LUCK SENIORS
DAVE'S TIRE AND BATTERY SHOP - 1344 SODTH E HAMMON'S SDPPLY COMPANY - ELWOOD, INDIANA
To Our Advertisers
We appreciate your co-operation with us by your advertising in our yearbook. You have had an important mrt in the making of this book because without your financial aid we would have been greatly handicapped.'iJUe extend
Dl uni IJou . . .
The Circle Engraving Company 151 East Maryland Street Indianapolis, Indiana
Herald Press Wabash, Indiana
The Heckman Bindery North Manchester, Indiana
Harman's Studio Elwood, Indiana
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