Elwood Community High School - Crescent Yearbook (Elwood, IN)

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 - ■CRESCENT ami IOO years a I El wooil. Indiana1 » 5 2 EL W O O » T II E The history of Elwood dates back to 1852 when William Barton opened a general store at a crossing of roads. A year later the town was regularly laid out with three east and west streets, and one north and south street which was known as Anderson Street. The original town plot shows six lots north and twelve lots south of Main Street. This town was first called Quincy, but in July of 1869 the name was changed to Elwood. The development of the town was somewhat slow until the advent of the gas boom. However, there was a constant settlement of people, and from the very first Elwood was a thriving trade center. In a few years there were two churches, a good brick school house, a hotel, a tanyard, and a large mill. When gas was discovered in 1887, the population increased tenfold. The lure of natural gas brought many industries to the town, one of the most important being the Tin Plate which covered thirty-three acres and which required many workers. The main type of transportation in early Elwood was by the inter-urban. The first interurban came in 1850, and soon Elwood became one of the interurban centers of the country. With the introduction of the railroads and bus lines, however, the interurban lines were discontinued. Another early type of transportation was the electric cars which appeared on the Elwood streets in 1893. Elwood was first incorporated as a city in April of 1891 with a total vote of 523 being cast. Soon afterwards the city was divided into four wards and William A. DeHority was elected mayor. The new government granted a franchise to a water company and established a police force and a fire department. From 1852 until the present day, Elwood has been constantly improving. It has grown from the humble beginnings of a small general store into an important manufacturing center and today enjoys a stabilized prosperity. vn I . i . k i i: — a — v ■: x » e I. i I II I Ip II S I II O » II » 5 2 E E W OOD .X » W The very fact that it is possible to take an aerial-view picture of Elwood today in 1952 is an indication of the great progress in the last hundred years. The small general store that was Elwood has changed into a progressive and prosperous town. After the rapid decline in Elwood when the gas supply was exhausted, it seemed as if it were destined to become a “ghost town.” Fortunately, Elwood recovered, and today the population exceeds 12,000. Looking down upon Elwood, you can see the two main thoroughfares —Main and Anderson Streets. Elwood’s two large railroads, the Nickel Plate and the Pennsylvania, cross at approximately the center of our town. From above the town, you can clearly see the great strides that Elwood has made in education since her birth in a small brick building. The numerous grade-school buildings are scattered out over the entire town. The high-school building is situated on Main Street near the heart of Elwood. Next to the high school is another example of the town’s educational advancement — the Elwood Public Library. Perhaps the most important progress that can be seen by observing an aerial view of Elwood is its many churches—all of different faiths. They are the very backbone of this community. Yes, Elwood has greatly increased her population in the last one hundred years, but this is of secondary importance. The real advances have been made in transportation, education, and religion. Our H o m r s The church and the home are the two greatest institutions in America. Both are indispensable to us. Thousands of boys and men have lost their lives while protecting their homes and defending their religions. Why? Since man was created, he has had a desire to worship something or somebody; he has also wanted to love and be loved. So with the coming of civilization, he built homes and churches. The appearance of these has changed so greatly that they would seem entirely different from the first ones. Although worship is very much the same as it has always been, family life does show much outward change in the last century. Still there remains the basic love in our homes. a ii il O ii r I1 li ii r v li e s — 4 —O II r § • li o o I SI II 1 o II r St u 1 n tf s — 5 —I O O Years of Progress E 1 ii a I i o ii A I Ii I I i 6 n Social Activities — 6 —Classes of 1 o 2 Left to right: Senior representatives, John Dehner and Mr. Coulson; Junior representatives, June Ripperger and Miss House; Freshmen representatives, Miss Holtzelaw and Nancy Davies; Sophomore representatives, Mr. Smith and Garrett Reasoner. — 7 —MR. KEITH SCOTT Superintendent MR. M. A. COPELAND Principal Mrs. Imogene Collier High School Office Miss Phyllis Sosbe Superintendent’s Office Mrs. Lillian Mikels Financial Secretary Ad minislrsilion SCHOOL BOARD Mr. Ralph Stevens Mr. Melvin Robinson Mr. Mark NobleMARY M. ALLEN. B. S.—Ball State Teachers College. Librarian. Senior Class Sponsor. MARY M. BARNES. A. B—Indiana University. U. S. History. Crescent Sponsor. Faculty Committee of National Honor Society, Freshman Class Sponsor. HARRY M. BRIDGES. A. B.—Central Normal College. Social Studies. Freshman Class Sponsor. Ticket Manager. FRANK BYKOWSKI. B. S.—Purdue University. Physical Education. Drivers Training. Football Coach. Assistant Basketball Coach. KENNETH L. CALLAHAN. B. S.—Indiana State Teachers College, English. Speech. Debate and Dramatic Club Sponsor. Junior Class Sponsor. VIVIENNE F. CARTER. B. S.. M. S.—Ball State Teachers College. Indiana University. Home Economics, Cafeteria Supervisor. KENNETH D. COULSON. B. S.. M. S —Ball State Teachers College. Business Education. Senior Class Sponsor. Megaphone Sponsor. Director Adult Education, Faculty Committee of National Honor Society. PALMER J. DAVIS. B. S. A.—Purdue University. Agriculture. El wood 4-11 Club Leader. Usher Club Sponsor. Ag. Basketball Coach. Junior Class Sponsor. BLANCHE DIGEL. B. S.. M. S.—Indiana University. English. Spohomore Class Sponsor, Concession Club Sponsor. WILLIAM FREED. B. S. — Ball State Teachers College. Art. LUELLA HOLTZCLAW. A. B —Central Normal College. Business Education. Latin. Freshman Class Sponsor. Latin Club Sponsor. EARL B. FORNEY. A B.. M. A. — Indiana University. Mathematics. World History. Junior Class Sponsor.— 10 — BETTY HOUSE. B. S.—Indiana University. Business Education. Junior Class Sponsor. HARRY L. HOUSE. B S.—Bradley Institute. Shop Junior Class Sponsor. CLAUDE V. JACOBS. B. M., M. M.—Jordan College of Music, Butler University. Band. Orchestra. W. BLAIR SULLIVAN. B. S.—Ball State Teachers College. Biology. Senior Class Sponsor. Junior Red Cross Sponsor. JOHN W. WARD. A. B. — DePauw University. Health. Basketball Coach. Assistant Football Coach. BARBARA YUNDT. B. S.—Purdue University. Physical Education. Booster Club Sponsor. ESTHER KOONS. B. S. — Purdue University. Engl sh. Sophomore Class Sponsor. Sunshine Society Sponsor. Faculty Committee of National Honor Society. DONALD M. KRAMPE. B. S.—Indiana State Teachers College. Mathematics. Chemistry. Physics. Sophomore Class Sponsor. Chairman of Faculty Committee of National Honor Society. JOAN McCAMMON. B. S. — Indiana University. Home Economics. MARY RECORDS. A. B.. M. S.—Indiana University. Ball State Teachers College. English. Spanish. Senior Class Sponsor. Spanish Club Sponsor. Faculty Committee of National Honor Society. Assistant Sponsor of Megaphone and Crescent. GILBERT SHUCK. B. S.—Director P. E.. M. P. E. Purdue University. Indiana University. Industrial Arts Freshman Class Sponsor. Assistant Coach. GEORGE SMITH. B. S.. M. S.—Franklin College. Indiana University. Mathematics. Sophomore Class Sponsor. Projection Club Sponsor. Student Lockers. LILLIAN A. SULLIVAN. R N . B. S.—Indiana University. School Nurse.s i: i o k $ SENlOll III STO II V As we are about to become alumni of Willkie High School, let us look back over our four years here. What will be most vivid in our memories of high school when we are no longer a part of it? We will remember when, as we first became a part of this group, we feared that its society was based upon the caste system as we took our place as inferior freshmen. But soon we discovered that we automatically gain in prestige after serving one year in this low station. And so we were elevated to the grand position of sophomores! We were priv iieged to have class officers who were President, John Snyder; Vice-President, Patty Landrum; Secretary, Patty Van-Buskirk; and Treasurer, JoAnn Sizelove. That year we really entered high school life and contributed to it. In our junior year we considered ourselves extremely important. We had three junior yell leaders, a Junior Homecoming Queen, several juniors on the Varsity basketball team, two junior majorettes; in fact, we were everywhere. Also, our Prom was one of which we could be justly proud. Our class officers were President, John Dehner; Vice-President, Cecil Deckard; Secretary. Nancy Sigler; and Treasurer, Barbara Major. Finally we were seniors. We appeared confidently on that first September day in our yellow cords; actually we kept saying to ourselves, “This can’t be possible. I just don’t feel like a senior.’’ But time does not wait, so we regained our composure and carried on in the honorable post as seniors. We elected Jack Hinshaw, President; Robert Phillips. Vice-President; Barbara Major, Secretary; and Nancy Sigler, Treasurer. Now at the close of this, our last year, we look around us to see what we should remember about our high school days. There is no doubt that the school has been bettered during our stay here. When we came, there was no cafeteria, no inter communication system, no Booster Club, and no CIC trophy in our trophy case. We were partly responsible for some of these improvements and accomplishments. But greater than any of these responsibilities, we have a new one facing us. It faces not only us, but also young people everywhere. It is that of bettering the world in which we are about to become an active part. CLASS OH M E1IS Jack L. Hinshaw Wants to go to Aeronautical School at Miami. Fla. Senior Class President E-Men’s Club Dramatic Club Track Senior Class Play Robert Eugene Phillips Wants to be an engineer. Senior Class Vice-President Crescent Band Concession Club Art Club Barbara Ann Major Wants to work at Rhodes. Senior Class Secretary Crescent Dramatic Club Junior Class Officer Senior Class Play Nancy Sue Sigler Wants to go to college. Senior Class Treasurer Junior Class Officer Crescent National Honor Society Latin Club — 11 —s i: x ions Rebecca Lou Abbott Wants to go to work. Sunshine Society G. A. R. Booster Club Betty Jo Boruff Wants to be a nurse. Booster Club G. A A Sunshine Society Julia May Bucci Wants to be a nurse. Sunshine Society Booster Club G. A. A. Dramatic Club Barbara Marie Beck Wants to be a nurse. Sunshine Society G. A. A Booster Club Latin Club Mildred Jo Ann Boruff Wants to be a secretary. Sunshine Society Crescent Booster Club Wilma R. Caldwell Wants to work. G. A. A. Booster Club Dramatic Club Debate Club Larry E. Beeman Wants to go to Purdue. Senior Class Play Dramatic Club President Panther Den Varsity Football Student Council Nina Janette Bowby Wants to work at Remy's. Booster Club Debate Dramatic Club Crescent Lois Joan Case Wants to work. Sunshine Society Booster Club G. A. A. Megaphone Mark Edwin Bol Wants to go to college. E-Men's Club Varsity Football Varsity Basketball Track Phyllis Bradley Wants to work. Olive Gaye Cassidy Wants to be a secretary.S E I Ronald Lee Casteel Wants to go to college. E-Men’s Club Varsity Football Track Phillip Lee Coleord Wants to go to Purdue. Projection Club Student Manager. Basketball Richard Eugene Coulter Wants to go to college. E-Men’s Club Varsity Football Varsity Basketball Student Council Spanish Club Sue Ann Chesterfield Wants to work. Latin Club G. A A. Sunshine Society Booster Club Senior Class Play Bernard A. Connors Wants to go to college. Track Varsity Football E-Men's Club Patsy Crawford Wants to get married. Sunshine Society G. A. A. Booster Club Carolyn Ann Clark Wants to go to Christian College. Spanish Club Booster Club Sunshine Society Rosemary Conner Wants to go to business college. Sunshine Society Dramatic Club Booster Club Anthony DeBonis Wants to go to college. E-Men’s Club Track Varsity Football Varsity Basketball Frances Marie Cline Wants to work. Sunshine Society Senior Class Play Booster Club Dramatic Club Marilyn Cotton Wants to go to I. U. Debate Club Crescent Booster Club Latin Club National Honor Society Cecil Deekard Wants to go to Ball State. Agriculture and Intramural Basketball Junior Class Officer Agriculture Judging TeamS E I o II S John Ross Dehner Wants to go to college. Varsity Football Varsity Basketball Megaphone President Student Council National Honor Society Junior Class President Larry Dietzer Wants to work. Lawrence T. Fettig Wants to go to Notre Dame. Senior Class Play Dramatic Club Debate Club Intra-mural Basketball Marjorie S. Derrickson Wants to be a model. Sunshine Society William Dowler Wants to work. William H. Fihe Wants to work in father’s store. Latin Club Varsity and Intra-mural Basketball E-Men’s Club Mary Lou Derrickson Wants to be an airline hostess. Sunshine Society Donald Lee Etchison Wants to farm. Varsity Football Varsity Basketball E-Men’s Club 4-H Club Library Assistant Ruth E. Fritz Wants to work. Booster Club Etta May Diehl Wants to be a beautician. Sunshine Society Dale Faucett Wants to go to Aeronautical Forecasting School in California. Projection Club Concession Club Marlene Ruth Gardner Wants to be married. Yell Leader Booster Club Sunshine Society Junior Red Cross — 14 —ions SEN James E. Gibbons Wants to join Air Force. E-Men's Club Track Student Council Dramatic Club Varsity Basketball Edwin Gill Wants to join Navy. Varsity Football E-Men's Club Peggy Goings Wants to be married. Sunshine Society G. A. A. Junior Red Cross Claribell Groover Wants to join WAF. G. A. A. Sunshine Society Booster Club Chorus Kenneth M. Hancher Wants to work. E-Men’s Club Track Varsity Football Loraine Joan Hicks Wants to join WAF. Booster Club G. A. A. Sunshine Club Chorus Lewis Hankins Wants to work. Projection Club Gene Holloway Wants to enlist in the Marines. Senior Class Play Dramatic Club Iona Hanover Wants to work. Sunshine Society Concession Club G. A. A. James Hopper Wants to join Navy. Debate Club Dramatic Club Mary Hennessey Wants to be an artist. Art Club Sunshine Society G. A. A. Betty D. Hoppel Wants to be a beautician. Yell Leader G. A. A. Sunshine Society Dramatic Club — 15 —S K X I Thomas W. Howard Wants to be a history teacher. Crescent Spanish Club Debate Club Dramatic Club Patricia E. Huntsinger Wants to be a beautician. Booster Club Band. G. A. A. Junior Red Cross Sunshine Society James Otis Kiphart Wants to work. Varsity Football E-Men's Club Track Intramural Basketball Projection Club Kenneth Huffman Wants to go to law school. Junior Red Cross Varsity Football Intramural Basketball Usher Club Concession Club Joyce Ann Justus Wants to be a nurse. Spanish Club Dramatic Club Crescent G. A. A. Booster Club John Koons Wants to be a farmer. Concession Club Usher Club 4-H Club Beverly Joyce Hunt Wants to go to I. U. Booster Club Sunshine Society Jerry J. Kaiser Wants to go to General Motors School. Projection Club Patricia Lou Landrum Wants to go to college. Megaphone Editor Pep Committee Booster Club Senior Class Play Sophomore Class Officer Byrd Hunter Wants to work at Remy's. Alta Mae Kennedy Wants to be a secretary. Sunshine Society G. A. A. Dramatic Club Barbara Lou Leavell Wants to get married. Sunshine Society Dramatic Club Chorus Booster Club — 16 —§ i; x i o ii § Beatrice A. Lee Wants to go to Indiana State. G. A A. Booster Club Sunshine Society Duane McCorkle Wants to work. Intramural Basketball B-Team Basketball Art Club Bill H. McQuitty Wants to join the Air Force. Varsity Football Varsity Basketball Track E-Men's Club Janet Lou Loser Wants to be a telephone operator. Booster Club G. A A. Sunshine Society Chorus William D. McGill Wants to go to I. U. Art Club Richard Merritt Wants to go to college. E-Men's Club Varsity Football Varsity Basketball Marilyn Alice Maley Wants to get married. Spanish Club Band Crescent Booster Club National Honor Society Ursula Ann McGuire Wants to be married. Booster Club Chorus Art Club Sunshine Society G. A .A. Harvey Edwin Meyer Wants to go to college. Varsity Football E-Men’s Club Richard Mason Wants to work. Concession Club Donald McNeely Wants to be a draftsman. Projection Club Art Club Concession Club James E. Murphy Wants to go to college. E-Men’s Club Dramatic Club Track Varsity Football — 17 —s ■: i o ii s MBT3' .e . '% • ■ ft • p £» | . s Peggy Yvonne Murray Wants to go to Ball State Teachers College. G. A A. Sunshine Society Latin Club Booster Club Linda R. Parker Wants to go to I. U. Spanish Club G. A A Dramatic Club Junior Red Cross Sunshine Society Mary Sue Robbins Wants to teach elementary school. Crescent Band Dramatic and Debate Clubs Spanish Club National Honor Society James A. Mutt Wants to join the Air Force. Art Club Virginia Ellen Peebles Wants to go to Ball State Teachers College. Crescent Editor Student Council Latin Club Booster Club National Honor Society Loretta B. Sattler Wants to be married. Sunshine Society Art Club Booster Club Dramatic Club Debate Club Jayne Padfield Wants to work. Sunshine Society G. A A Booster Club Rita Joan Phillips Wants to work. Senior Class Play Dramatic Club Megaphone Booster Club G. A. A. Rose Schimmel Wants to join the WAF. Dramatic Club Sunshine Society G. A. A. Booster Club Jeanne Padfield Wants to work. Sunshine Society G. A A Booster Club Calvin Alfred Rich Wants to teach language. Crescent Spanish Club Debate Club Dramatic Club National Honor Society Margaret E. Shinkle Wants to work. Booster Club G. A. A. Sunshine Society Dramatic Club — 18 —$ E IOKS Gary Singer Wants to join the Air Force. Concession Club Carolyn Snipe Wants to go to college. Band Megaphone G. A A. Shirley Lee Strong Wants to be a beautician. Crescent Majorette Band Senior Class Play Dramatic Club Jo Ann Sizelove Wants to get married. Majorette G. A. A Sunshine Society Sophomore Class Officer John Raymond Snyder Wants to go to college. Student Council Debate Club Varsity Basketball Spanish Club Sophomore Class President Robert Talley Wants to be a car salesman. Intramural Basketball Carolyn Jean Smith Wants to get married. Senior Class Play Sunshine Society Booster Club Dramatic Club Charles David Stewart Wants to work. Usher Club Patricia Van Buskirk Wants to be a photographer. Megaphone Crescent Art Club Booster Club Sophomore Class Officer Katherine Mae Smith Wants to be a secretary. Band Orchestra G. A. A. Dramatic Club Samuel Stone Wants to go to Ball State Teachers College. Spanish Club Band Jesse A. Van Horn Wants to join the Air Force. Dramatic Club Debate Club Varsity Football E-Men’s Club Senior Class Play — 19 —s i: i o n s Donald Eugene Virgil Wants to go to I. U. Debate Club Dramatic Club Megaphone Booster Club Library Assistant Allen Weddell Wants to be a farmer. Ag. Basketball 4-H Club Student Council Agriculture Judging Teams Carlos Wardwell Wants to be a farmer. 4-H Club Agriculture Judging Teams Art Club Carolyn A. Welches Wants to work. G. A. A. Sunshine Society Dramatic Club Booster Club Jacob L. Wavmire Wants to go to I. U. Band Dramatic Club Emma Jean Werline Wants to be an airline hostess. Yell Leader G. A. A. Sunshine Society Dramatic Club Bonnie Belle Webb Wants to work. Sunshine Society G. A. A. Charles Whisler Wants to go to college. Band Intramural Basketball Danny Joe Wilhem Wants to work. Projection Club Jerry Joe Wilson Wants to go to Notre Dame. Varsity Football Varsity Basketball E-Men’s Club Barbara J. Wylie Wants to be a nurse. Booster Club Sunshine Society — 20 —Shirley Mae Yohe Wants to go to business college. Megaphone Chorus Sunshine Society Dramatic Club Charles Zech Wants to be a farmer. Usher Club 4-H Club Agriculture Judging Teams $ E I I O It ACTIVITIES Undaunted by the various chalk-written slogans of encouragement, such as, “Indianapolis, here we come, the senior class has been very active this year with its many projects to make money. From the very first day of school the hard - working seniors found themselves concerned with concessions and after-game dances in the Panther Den during the football and basketball season. Perhaps the most successful project was that of annual magazine sales. All seniors were very proud when they were presented with a lovely trophy for outstanding accomplishment by the Curtis Circulation Company. Throughout the year the entire town and the surrounding area were canvassed on many paper and scrap metal drives. It was not an unusual sight to see a truck pass heavily loaded with paper held in place by senior boys and girls. Everyone enjoyed the senior class play. The Great Big Doorstep, which was presented November 15 under the direction of Mr. Callahan. Preceding the v a c a t ion an enormous beautifully - decorated Christmas tree was placed in our front hall by the senior class. Later, during the holiday season, the class sponsored a semi-formal dance in the Den with music furnished by Ronnie Wariel's band. Rummage and bake sales, a Fun Frolic, the sale of photo buttons and cheer sticks all helped to fill our treasury. — 21 —Seniors a I w o r k Miss House’s Secretarial Training Class-Working or talking? Mr. Bridges’ Civics Class—“Take, for example, two outstanding Americans—Oscar and Rachel.” — 22 — Mr. Freed’s Art Class—Just waiting for an inspiration.O f l‘ i o r s C I si N X •lunior: Maurice Parr, Vice-President Carolyn Lee Smith, Treasurer Darlene Goins, Secretary Bill Deaton. President Mop li o more: Rex Landrum, Treasurer Richard Dellinger, President King Huntsinger, Vice-President Carolyn DeLong, Secretary Fr os li in en Represent a ti ves: Michael Ripperger Loris Foley Carolyn Tobin Beverly Day Max Landrum — 23 —.1 u x ions David Adair, Warren Alexander, Martha Alley, Michael Altherr. Jane Alumbaugh. Larry Ault, Patricia B a u g h e r, Betty Baxter, Joyce Beasley, Patty Bell. Sharon Benedict, Helen Berry, William Bobo, Sandra Boyd, Rose Marie Bright. Jane Buzzard, Garry Clark, Carolyn Clingenpeel, Tom Conner, Patricia Cotton. Carolyn Coulter, Janet Curran, Lois Daulton, William Deaton. Gene DeBonis. Donald Dickey, Bill Diehl. David Duffitt, Robert Ebert, Norman Erdman. Ralph Ewing, Lester Fernung, Beverly Fettig, Jack Fettig, Jeannece Fihe. Ruth Fleenor, Madonna Floyd, Arlene Foley, Ronnie Gallatin. Darlene Goins. — 24 — Dorothy Goins, Jack Gootee, Margaret Green, Mary Sue Griffin, Jerry Haines..1 r mohs Booth Hamilton, James Hancher, David Hardebeck. Joe Hardebeek, Shirley Harvey. Nancy Havens, Robert Henderson. Su zanne Henn, David Hibst, Shirley Hickman. Robert High, John Hocker, Jerry Holliday, Jerry Hollies, Danny Hook. Peggy Hostetter, Robert Huff, James Hughes. Raymond Hughes. Terry Laster. Jerry Kelich, Robert Knotts, Carol Ann Jones, Richard Jones, Sam Jones. Phil Jung, Shirley Leakey, Mary Alice Leathers, George Leisure, James Lineback. Fred Longerbone, Anne Mallory, James Matchett, Larry McElfresh, William McKinley. James McMahan, Darlene McQuitty, Beverley McWilliams, Dorothy Miller. Phil Morris. Jerry Murphy, Mary Lou Neeley, Jack Newkirk, Norman Nutter, George Pace. — 25 —IIMOKS Robert Parker, Dorothy Parr, Maurice Parr, Richard Plake, Donna Plummer. Jean Reid, Cleta Rich, Sandra Riley, Jenene Ring, June Ripperger. Verna Robinson, Carolyn Saxton. William Scott, Carole Scudder, Madaline Seely. Sue Sigward, Robert Simison, Xen Small, Barbara Smith, Carolyn Lee Smith. Jerry Smith, Richard Smith, Thomas Sosbe, Raymond Sparks, Larry Stine. Ann Trittipo, Jack Tunnell, Patricia Van Blair, William Vest, Donna Walker. Jeannine Walker, Charles Wardwell, Maribell Wheatley, James White-head. Jack Williams. Mary Williams, Bill Wilson, Maurice Wittkamper. — 2C SOPIIOMOIli: William Abner, Jack Adair, Roland Allen, William Allen, Edith Anderson, Barbara Armie. Robert Ballard, Violet Ban-non, Robert Barber, Robert Beeman, Carmyn Blankenship, Carol Sue Bowman. Alice Boyden, Alice Bragg, Delores Bragg, Elizabeth Brewer, Delores Caldwell, Don Caldwell. Jerry Carroll, Mary Lou Cas-to, Gene Chapman, Larry Clark, Sharon Clark, Joyce Clary. Carol Clymer, Phyllis Collins, James Cole, Patricia Cooper, James Cotton, David Courtney. William Cox, Barbara Craig, Fred Crumbaugh. Janet Davis, John Davis, Richard Dellinger. Carolyn Delong, Lois Duffey, Linda Durr, Danny Everling, Ross Fettig, Jane Fisher. Mary Jane Foley. Delores Fowler, Ivan Fowler, Nancy Fortson, Jackie Fox, James Frye. — 27 —SOI'IIOMOIKEK Barbara Fuller, Larry Gardner, Kenneth Garrison, Chester Gerig, Edward Gillespie. Nancy Goins. Max Green, Richard Gross, Pete Hackleman, Marvin Hahn, Elizabeth Hanover. James Hartsock. William Head ley, Patricia High, Ronald Hollowed. Edward Holtsclaw, Judy Hoover, Linda Huffman. King Huntsinger, Shirley Hussong, Ramona Idlewine, Susan Jackley, Carolyn Jack-man, Robert Jackson. David John, Jack Kelley, Justeen Kennedy, Shirley Kronenberg, Rex Landrum, Carol Laster. Mary Leeson, Joan Locke, Loretta Lloyd, Melvin Mack, Theresa Mangas, Dorothy Manghelli. Larry Miller, Richard Miller, Carolyn Mitchell, Beverly Moore, Ruth Morgan, Edwin Morris. Donald Morris, Ed McMinn, Joyce Nash, Jan Newcomer, Eugene Penn, Carolyn Phenis. — 28 —sopiiomoikis John Pierce, Joyce Pierce, Truman Pierce, Erma Rainey. Garrett Reasoner. Emma Jean Rebuck. Frank Reynolds, David Richardson, Mary Rudig. Carol Shaw, David Shaw, Joan Sheedy. Ellen Singer, Sara Jane Smiley, Robert Smith, Phyllis Spitzmesser, Ann Southern, Benny Stage. Gene Stage, Barbara Stewart, Robert Stickler, Shiriey Stickler. Max Stoker. Shirley Stone. Pat Sutton, Margaret Switzer, Max Tompkins, Shirley Townsend, Keith Trimble, Nancy Walsh. Rose Waples, Robert Webb, Richard Wehrenberg, Virgil Whisler, Joan Wiles, Joe Woods. Richard Woods, Clinton Up-degraff. Floe Updegraff, Dick Underwood, Morris Van Bus-kirk, Carolyn Vest. — 29 —lit imim i %AAA Darlene Adair, Larry Addison, Shirley Alumbaugh, De-lores Arnold, Carole Baker, Betty Bcckley. Larry Beckley, Shirley Bee-man, Frances Bohlander, Nancy Brogden. Nolan Brook, Larry Brooks. Marie Brown, Phyllis Brown, Robert B u c k h e i t, James Caldwell, Shirley Carmichael, Mary Carroll. Towana C a s s i t y, Eugene Castor, Carolyn Collins. Donald Cornwell. Lester Coston, Joyce Cotton. Carolyn Coulson, Olive Cox, Mary Creagmile, Nancy Davies, Beverly Day, Marilyn Dever. Charles Dickey, Lovajean D i m i c k, Estel Donaldson, Bonnie Duffitt, Lynne Dunlap, Lowell Evans. Arlene Fernung, Larry Fihe, Olive Fincher, Betty Floyd, Charles Flynn, Loris Foley. Ann Forney, John Fouts, Dale Francis, David Francis, David Frazier, Nancy Free. Florence Fuller, Nancy Gess-ler, Douglas Goodwin, Joan Graham, Paul Graham, Barbara Green. — 30 —Fit i: sum i: Carolyn Gross, Robert Groo-er. William Hackleman, Judy Hardebeck, J i m Hampton, Falba Hart Gale Hartley, Gloria Heflin, Thomas Henderson, Richard Hiatt, William Hiatt, Gloria Hickman. Patricia Hobbs, Larry Hollowed. Michael Holliday, Carolyn Hopper, Allan Ho-rine, Diana Horton. Fran Hubley, Jack Hudson, Larry Hughes. Louise Hus-song, Richard Israel, Robert Jackson. Vernon Jackson, William Johnson, Patricia Jones, Shirley K e n n e dv, Marilyn Kohn. Thomas Kincaid. Ruth King, James Keelya, J e a n n i n e Knotts, Shirley Knotts, Doris Krebbs, Rex Lacy. Max Landrum, Louise La-shure, Dane Lefflin, John Lewi s, Darlene Lineback, Jay Long. Donald Loser, Norman Ma-ley, Eileen McCorkle, Rozel-la McCorkle, Wayne McDaniel, James McGuire. Richard McGuire, Joyce McQueen, Roger Mitchell, Harry Naylor, Donna Nickles, Karl Norbury. — 31 —PRESUME Judith Padfield, Jean Parker, Larry Parsons, Frank Perry, Tony Pete, Dennis Pickett. Robert Pool, Fred P r u s, Darlene Riggs, Mike Ripper-ger, Naomi Robbins, Laura Robinson. Charles Robinson, Peggy Rockhill. Ann Rose, James Ross, Ardella Sanders, Bee Jo Savage. Conrad S e i b o 1 d, Rebecca Shaw, Charles Shaw, Mary Shepard, Janet Singer, John Smedley. Sheila Sorrell, Jean Spies, Paul Stafford, Twila Stevens, Larry Summers, Janice Taylor. Carolyn Tobin, Dudley Tolle, Donald Tomlinson. Walter Tucker, Tennie Tunnell, Mel-any Tyner. Jerry Warner, Warren Way-mire, Benny Webb, Robert Whetsel, Paul W i a n d, Joa Lee Wilhelm. Fred Wilhoit, David Wilson, Walter Wolfe, Sharon Woods, Sherry Woods, Scott Zech. — 32 — Fred Zimmerman, Jean Gibbons.Here the juniors are seen Building a float for the Queen.A «• I i v i I i e s » I I !» 5 2 — 34 —C r e s e e n i Editor-in-Chief .................. Virginia Peebles Assistant Editor ................. Donna Plummer Make-Up .................... June Ripperger, Editor Larry Beeman Picture ............................. Nancy Sigler, Editor Photographers ................ Patricia Van Buskirk Richard Plake Literary ................ Mary Sue Robbins, Editor Marilyn Cotton, Marilyn Maley Madonna Floyd, Nancy Havens Raymond Hughes Business ................. Thomas Howard, Manager John Hocker, Richard Dellinger Robert Phillips, Jan Newcomer Susan Jackley, Nina Bowlby Carolyn Smith, Ann Trittipo Joyce Justus, Calvin Rich Donna Plummer Clerical .............. Jo Ann Boruff, Chief Typist Barbara Major, Shirley Strong Crescent Editors Left to right: Thomas Howard, Jo Ann Boruff, Mary Sue Robbins, Virginia Peebles, Nancy Sigler, June Ripperger, Robert Phillips. Art Robert Phillips, Editor Seated: Mary Sue Robbins, Nancy Sigler, Marilyn Maley, Jo Ann Boruff, Barbara Major, Virginia Peebles, Carolyn Smith, Donna Plummer, Ann Trittipo, June Ripperger, Jan Newcomer. Standing: Madonna Floyd. Marilyn Cotton, Shirley Strong, Richard Dellinger, Richard Plake, Calvin Rich, Thomas Howard, John Hocker, Nina Bowlby, Madaline Seely, Nancy Havens. — 35 — a I i o ii a I II o a o r S « c i e t y The National Honor Society is a national organization of high-ranking students who have all been probationary members until time for graduation. Probationary members are selected from the junior and senior classes from which no more than ten per cent of the students may be chosen. In our high school these members are chosen by a faculty committee. Character, leadership, service and scholarship are the four qualities upon which membership is based. Good character is emphasized by a healthy attitude not only toward teachers, but also toward other students. Commendable attitudes in school naturally lead to worthwhile attitudes in community and civic affairs. The person who co-operates and is respectful of other people’s ideas is developing good traits of character. Leadership is the ability not only to lead, but also to be led. In order to be a good leader, a person must be able to take suggestions willingly as he works with others to broaden his perspective. A person who does well every task set before him renders good service to his fellow men. In school there is ample opportunity to give service in countless small ways—both in the class room and in our many organizations. Attainment of high scholarship is the concrete result of perseverance in day-by-day preparation in each subject pursued by any student. Permanent Honor Society members are chosen each year in May when formal initiation services are held for those who are to be made lifetime members of the National Honor Society. The officers this year were President. John Dehner; Vice-President, Marilyn Maley; and Secretary. Calvin Rich. Seated: Madonna Floyd, Nancy Havens, Joyce Beasley, Sue Sigward, Marilyn Maley, Marilyn Cotton. Standing: Nancy Sigler, Mary Sue Robbins, Calvin Rich. John Dehner, Virginia Peebles, John Hocker, James Matchett. — 36 —S t ii il i» ii tr o ii n i I By considering the opinions and ideas of the student body in a democratic way, the Student Council gives our school a form of self-government. The Student Council discusses and settles many problems concerning school activities when suggestions by the student body are presented by the home-room representatives. Each year one of the first things done in home room is to elect a representative to attend the weekly meetings of the Student Council. In addition to the home-room representatives, class presidents and the Panther Den president are also entitled to attend these weekly meetings where student affairs and interests are discussed. The council also has the responsibility of taking care of the Panthen Den by making or revising rules of Den procedure. The varsity yell leaders are elected by the Student Council in the spring after try-outs before the student body are held in the gym. The B-Team yell leaders are elected in the fall. The president of the Student Council is elected by the student body in the spring to take office the following year. Any sophomore or junior may be a candidate for president. Being elected president of this organization is considered one of the highest honors in the school. The officers this year were President, John Dehner, and Secretary-Treasurer, Carolyn Lee Smith. Seated: Carmen Blankenship, Virginia Peebles, Nancy Davies, Martha Alley, Donna Plummer, John Dehner, Carolyn Smith, Madonna Floyd, Loris Foley, Carole Pace, Janice Taylor. Standing: Rex Landrum, John Hocker, Richard Dellinger, Larry Beeman, Bill Deaton, Dick Coulter, John Snyder, Jim Gibbons, Jack Hinshaw, Michael Ripperger, Max Landrum. — 37 —Megaphone Editors Left to right: Patricia Landrum, John Dehner, Mr. Coulson, Sandra Boyd. 1 t g a |» li o a e Editor .............................. Patricia Landrum Circulation Manager ...................... Donald Virgil Assistants ................. Betty Baxter, Pat Cotton Advertising Manager ...................... Carole Pace Assistants ............... Carolyn Coulter, Mary Rudig Loretta Loyd, Ann Mallory Joan Case, Carolyn Snipe Business Manager ................................... Sue Chesterfield Sports Editors .............. John Dehner, Bill McQuitty Feature Writers ......... Patricia Sutton, Bill Johnson Jeannine Walker, Martha Alley Ann Rose, Dorothy Goins Ann Southern Reporters .... Darlene McQuitty, Beverly McWilliams Janice Taylor, Nancy Free Ann Forney, Sandra Boyd Typist ................................. Rita Phillips Faculty Advisors .. Kenneth D. Coulson, Mary Records M. A. Copeland Seated: Jeannine Walker, Dorothy Goins, Darlene McQuitty, Martha Alley, Rose Marie Bright, Patricia Landrum, Ann Mallory, Carolyn Coulter, Carole Pace, Sue Chesterfield, Betty Baxter. Second Row: Sandra Boyd, Shirley Yohe, Patty Van Buskirk, Patricia Sutton. Nancy Free, Don Virgil, John Dehner, William Johnson, Janice Taylor, Beverly McWilliams, Mary Rudig, Patricia Cotton, Loretta Loyd, Frances Cline. Third Row: Sheila Sorrell, Ann Rose, Carolyn Snipe, Ann Forney, Joan Case. -38-Devoted entirely to meeting the needs of others, the Sunshine Society’s fifty-five members belong to a unique organization. The group sponsors various projects, the proceeds of which are given to worthy charities. This school year the society was divided into four groups. Each group was assigned to sponsor a project, such as buying Christmas presents for needy children or giving baskets of food to elderly people. The society has regularly contributed to the purchase of equipment needed at the Indianapolis Riley Hospital for Children. Twenty-nine dollars was made from the “Sock Hop” held by the society November 9. All profits were used for spreading sunshine where the organization felt it was most needed. The creed of the Sunshine Society is: With love in my heart, forgetting self, and with charity for all, I will make the object of my life helpfulness and kindness to others. I shall try to fit myself to give intelligent service in making my community a safer and more beautiful place in which to live. Thus will my own life become rich and complete. The emblem of the society is the rising sun; the song is “My Sunshine Girl”; the flower is the yellow rose, and the colors are yollow and white. This year the theme for all Indiana Sunshine Socities was “Sunshine Armada.” and the slogan, “Service Above Self.” The Sunshine Society was organized in 1943 in Willkie High. At present Miss Koons is sponsoring the organization The officers for this year were President, Barbara Beck; Vice President, Darlene Goins; Corresponding Secretary, Arlene Foley; Recording Secretary, Jeanne Padfield; Treasurer, Rose Schim-mel. Barbara Greene, Gloria Heflin, Julia Bucci, Janet Loser, Ursula McQuire, Etta Mae Diehl, Joyce Cotton, Shirley Carmichael. Patty Van Blair, Barbara Coe, Lois Duffey, Darlene Goins, Mary Neeley, Ruth Fleener, Madonna Floyd, Loretta Sattler, Margaret Shinkle, Beverly Hunt, Alta Kennedy, Barbara Smith, Phyllis Spitzmesser, Barbara Fuller, Rose Schimmel ,Nancy Brogdon, Frances Bohlander, Darlene McQuitty, Mary Alice Leathers, Mary Williams. Shirley Leakey, Shirley Yohe, Rosemary Conners, Ramona Idlewine, Nancy Walsh, Frances Walker, Dorothy Parr. Barbara Wylie, Dorothy Goins, Sheila Sorrell, Jenene Ring, Mary Carroll, Tennie Tunnell, Carolyn Tobin, Joalee Wilhelm, Melany Tyner, Joan Locke, Claribell Groover, Carolyn Welches, Jayne Padfield. Jeanne Padfield, Betty Hoppel, Jo Ann Sizelove, Frances Cline, Joyce Pierce, Jeannie Werline, Marilyn Kohn, Carol Baker, Barbara Beck, Barbara Armie, Patty Jones, Mary Creagmile, Olive Fincher, Barbara Leavell, Beverly Day, Lovajean Dimick, Carolyn Smith, Marjorie Derrickson, Patricia Hobbs, Carolyn Collins, Pat Crawford. — 39 —The Debate Club has given us a record to be proud of this year, especially considering the fact that almost all the members were inexperienced. Mr. Callahan made changes several times in the teams. Thomas Howard and Wilma Caldwell were the first to debate for the affirmative team. On November 17 they won over Columbia City and lost to Peru and Fort Wayne, while the negative team, composed of J. R. Snyder and Loretta Sattler, defeated Howe Military Academy and Wiley of Terre Haute, but lost to Fort Wayne. In December, Speedway of Indianapolis was host to our teams. The affirmative team of Tom Howard and Wilma Caldwell was defeated by one point, although Tom received the only superior rating from either school participating. The negative team, composed of James Hopper and Marilyn Cotton, won. In January the Debate Club was host to Speedway. The affirmative team of Tom Howard and Richard Wehrenberg won, and the negative team, composed of Mary Sue Robbins and James Hopper, also won. At Fairmount on January 8, Tom Howard and Dick Wehrenberg won for the affirmative team, while James Hopper and Mary Sue Robbins of the negative lost. The topic for debate this year was—Resolved: That all American citizens should be subject to conscription for essential service in time of war. The members of the Debate Club have also participated in several other activities. On November 30 they attended the annual debaters’ conference at Purdue. In January Xen Small, June Ripperger, Gene Holloway, and Mary Sue Robbins entered contests at Ball State Teachers College. Also, in January, these same people entered contests at Indiana State Teachers College. The officers of the Debate Club this year were President, Marilyn Cotton; Secretary, Madaline Seely; Business Manager, Donald Virgil. Seated: Helen Berry, Arlene Foley, Dorothy Goins, Mary Sue Griffin, Sandra Boyd, June Ripperger, Marilyn Cotton, Madaline Seely, Mary Sue Robbins, Nina Bowlby, Janice Taylor, Carolyn Coulter, Sharon Benedict. Second Row: Mr. Callahan, Danny Hook, Carol Scudder, Suzanne Henn, Beverly Fettig, Darlene Goins, Mary Lou Neely, Patricia Bell. Loretta Sattler, Ann Mallory, Rose Marie Bright, Donna Walker, Maribell Wheatley, Jan Newcomer, Richard Plake. Third Row: Richard Dellinger, Thomas Howard, Burel Tyner, Donald Virgil, Jack Tunnell, Norman Nutter, Raymond Sparks, Calvin Rich, Bill Wilson, James Hancher, Bill Bobo, Richard Wehrenberg. Top Row: Robert Simison, Larry Beeman, Maurice Parr, Jerry Haines, John Snyder, Booth Hamilton. Robert Henderson, Paul House, Joe Hardebeck, Bill Scott, Ray Hughes. — 40 —II i si 111 si t i 4' I ii li The Dramatic Club, established for the encouragement and development of drama, is an active organization in our school. To be a member does not necessarily mean you must be an actor; just as important are the students who apply the makeup. prepare the scenery, and sell the tickets. This year the club had ninety-four members who held meetings every Tuesday evening. The club attended dramatic festivals at Ball State Teachers College, Indiana State Teachers College, and Indiana University, where they entered students in original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, humorous declamation, dramatic and oratorical declamation. They also presented performances for the local Woman’s Department Club, Kiwanis and Lions clubs, and various churches. On April 5 at Ball State they presented a one-act play entitled Minor Miracle in which Richard Wehrenberg, Gene Hollo way, Burel Tyner and James Hancher participated. In January the club held its initiation in the Panther Den, and on honor day Mr. Callahan, the sponsor, awarded pins to all members who had rendered active and valuable service to the club. When the annual spring festival of the Dramatic Club was presented to the students, the club put on two one-act plays and several speeches in humorous declamation, dramatic and oratorical declamation. One of the plays was Minor Miracle, which they had presented at Ball State Teachers College. Xen Small and Susan Jackley gave speeches in humorous declamation; Gene Holloway and June Ripperger in dramatic declamation; and Thomas Howard, Mary Sue Robbins, Gene Holloway, and Xen Small in oratorical declamation. Officers for this year were President, Larry Beeman; Vice President, June Ripperger; Secretary-Treasurer, Burel Tyner. Members: James Matchett, David Hibst, Nancy Gessler, Janice Taylor, Jean Reid, Loretta Sattler , R pse Schimmel, Verna Robinson, Carol Ann Jones, Suzanne Henn, Carole Scudder, Mary Alice Leathers, Darlene McQuitty, Ann Trit-tipo, Janet Curran, Beverly Fettig, Jenene Ring, Mary Sje Griffin, June Ripperger, James Hancher, Richard Plake, William Wilson, Larry Beeman, Maurice Parr, Bill Scott, Bob Simison, Paul House, Jerry Haines, Rose Bright, Donna Walker, Fred Longerbone, Ralph Ewing, Carolyn Coulter, Anne Mallory, William Bobo, Sharon Benedict, Mary Williams, Bill McKinley, Jack Newkirk, Raymond Sparks, Jack Tunnell, David Duffitt, Norman Erdman, Thomas Connor, Charles Wardwell, Jerry Hollies, David Adair, Helen Berry, Jane Buzzard, Patricia Van Blair, Patty Bell, Jeannece Fihe, Patricia Cotton, Beverly McWilliams, Arlene Foley, Dorothy Goins, Sandra Boyd, Betty Baxter, Booth Hamilton, Darlene Goins, Mary Lou Neeley, Dick Dellinger, James Murphy, Nina Bowlby, Betty Hoppel, Mary Robbins, Frances Bohlander, Nancy Brogdon, Donna Plummer, Carolyn Smith, Barbara Leavell, Dorothy Parr, Jeannine Walker, Carolvn Jean Smith, Donald Virgil, Joyce Cotton, Susan Jackley, Jean Werline, Rosemary Conner, Carol Shaw, Mary Rudig, Joyce Pierce, Dannie Hook, Carol Clymer, Margaret Shinkle, Raymond Hughes. — 41 —SPANISH CLUB Seated: Rose Marie Bright, Ann Mallory, Madaline Seely, Linda Parker, Carolyn Clark, Joyce Beasley, Thomas Howard, Mary Sue Robbins, Marilyn Maley, Carolyn Lee Smith, Donna Walker, Donna Plummer, Betty Baxter. Second Row: Carolyn Clingenpeel, Ann Trittipo, Robert Huff, Bill Wilson, John Snyder, Richard Coulter, Calvin Rich, Sam Stone, Robert Webb, Sandra Riley, Mrs. Records. Top Row: Larry Ault, Chester Gerig, Jerry Hollies, Thomas Sosbe, Charles Shawhan, Jerry Smith. — 42 — LATIN run Seated: James Cotton, James Matchett, Richard Dellinger, Larry Beeman, Bill Deaton, John Hocker, Nancy Sigler, Marilyn Cotton, Carolyn Coulter, Martha Alley, Mary Leeson, Jan Newcomer. Second Row: Nancy Havens, Carole Pace, Arlene Foley, Jim Hughes, Maurice Parr, Richard Wehrenberg, John Deh-ner, Norman Nutter, Fred Crumbaugh, Booth Hamilton, William McKinley, Barbara Beck, Janet Curran, Miss Holtz- claw. Top Row: June Ripperger, Dorothy Parr. Sandra Boyd, Virginia Peebles, Beverly Moore. Beverly Fettig, Sue Sigward, Maribell Wheatley, Sharon Benedict.IB » » ster ( 1 ii l» Perhaps it is entirely coincidental that our basketball team has won more games than ever before since the Booster Club was organized two years ago, but the Boosters would like to think it is not coincidental. The team’s most ardent student fans join Boosters because they hope that their combined efforts will keep up everyone’s morale. The attitude of every girl who is a member of Boosters is considered by a well-informed committee and the sponsor, Miss Yundt. The girls in the Booster Club make a striking block of rooters with their long-sleeved white blouses and red neck scarfs. Boys are welcome to become Boosters, and boys are members in other towns. Their voices would certainly give a little more depth to the shrill yells of the girls. They are also missing some good times, for the Booster Club went as a group to some of the out-of-town games this year. Members: Betty Floyd, Patty Hobbs, Nancy Free, Ardella Sanders, Joyce Cotton, Patty Jones, Sheila Sorrell, Delores Arnold Delores Caldwell, Carolyn Phenis, June Ripperger, Jan Newcomer, Sara Smiley, Nancy Fortson, Betty Hanover Marie Barnes, Mary Jane Foley, Shirley Harvey, Dot Manghelli, Beverly Moore, Carolyn Mitchell, Carmen Blankenship. Ruth Fleener, Mary Lou Neely, Darlene Goins, Madonna Floyd, Darlene McQuitty, Mary Alice Leathers, Shirley Leakey Jeannine Walker, Sharon Benedict, Dot Goins, Roza Blankenship, Beverly Hunt, Ramona Idlwine, Bee Lee Wilma Caldwell, Jane Fisher, Jo Ann Boruff, Betty Boruff, Marilyn Maley, Peggy Hostetter, Carolyn Smith, Sandy Boyd Sue Chesterfield, Ruth Morgan, Joan Case, Carole Scudder, Joan Phillips, Barbara Major, Pat Landrum, Loretta Loyd, Jeannece Fihe, Beverly McWilliams, Nancy Brogdon, Ann Mallory, Rose Bright, Ann Trittipo, Pat Cotton, Man-bell Wheatley, Carolyn Smith, Donna Plummer, Rosemary Conner, Beverley Fettig, Dot Parr, Frances Cline, Virginia Peebles. Barbara Wylie, Loretta Sattler, Joyce Justice, Rebecca Abbott, Peggy Murray, Patty Van Buskirk, Carolyn Coulter. Marilyn Cotton. Nancy Sigler, Margaret Shinkle, Ursula McGuire. Janet Loser, Julia Bucei, Rose Schimmel, Claribell Groover, Linda Durr, Patsy Crawford. Nina Bowlby, Barbara Beck, Joan Hicks. -43 —Project ion riii li anil Lilirarv Assisi a n t s Seated: Harold Murray, Robert Jackson, Robert Ballard, John Hocker. Jerry Kaiser, Richard Smith. Richard Gross. Ralph Bo.l, Robert Knotts. Standing: Lewis Hankins. Ralph Ewing, Bill Israel, Jerry Hollies, Phillip Colcord, Danny Wilhelm. Gale Hartley Otto Barrett, Fred Crumbaugh, Jer.-y Carroll, George Pace. Mr. Smith. Seated: Donald Virgil, Sandra Boyd, Beverly McWilliams, Rose Bright. Wilma Caldwell, Patricia Huntsinger, Miss Allen. Standing: Larry Beeman, Cecil Deckard, Jerry Murphy, Richard Merritt, Donald Etchison, Jim Kiphart, Johnny Dehner. — 44 —Left to Right: Richard P 1 a k e, Mr. Sullivan, James Whitehead, Max Stoker, Carolyn De-Long, Nina Bowlby. •I ii n i o r It e il Cross Although the Junior Red Cross is a comparatively new organization in our school, it has begun to accomplish something in the way of service to the people of our community and the world. The most important activity that has been completed is the sending of a large box overseas. During the fall and early winter of 1951, the Junior Red Cross held a drive for pencils, paper, erasers—all small things—but things necessary for the furtherance of education of the youth in countries that have been devastated by war. Now that we have the Junior Red Cross organization with two representatives from each home room meeting regularly, we have become very much aware of what American students can do for those of other nations who are less fortunate through no fault of their own. Delegates from our local Junior Red Cross to national conventions have brought back reports that have inspired us to greater efforts of service—the goal of Red Cross. Seated: Shirley Carmichael, Larry Gardner, Nina Bowlby, Judy Hoover, Carolyn DeLong, Warren Waymire, Nancy Br ogdon. Standing: Richard Plake, Laura Jo Robinson, Jean Spies, Vernon Jackson, Carolyn Phenis, Bill Johnson, Janet Curran, Darlene Riggs, Mr. Sullivan. — 45 —V oncessions Cl u l» It is the night of a home basketball game. The gym is packed to overflowing. It is beginning to get stuffy and the air is close. Here and there over the gym people are popping up looking for the boys and girls whose job it is to keep the fans cool and comfortable. Just who are these students who would devote their game time to seeing that the fans are happy? They are, of course, the members of the Concession Club. Aside from their big job at the games, they contribute much more to school life. These people donate to the band and aid in the purchase of much school equipment. This equipment includes the purchase of a movie projector for the Projection Club, a large donation toward the intercommunication system, a steam presser for the home economics classes, and a typewriter for the Crescent staff. Their most recent undertaking is the installation of an amplifying system in the auditorium. This will enable even the students back under the balconies to hear clearly. Before each game the club holds a meeting for preparation. Members are rewarded on honor day according to the number of points they have accumulated. When three hundred points have been earned, the member is awarded a pin. The points are earned according to the dollars worth of merchandise that is sold. When the season is over, a dinner is held for the Club in the Panther Den. The dinner is prepared and served by the home economics girls. In this way club members are partially rewarded for their wonderful service to Elwood fans. The officers who served this year were President and Manager, Dick Mason; Assistant Manager, Bill Hiatt; Secretary, Carol Bowman. First Row: Donna Nickles, Jean Parker, Tennie Tunnell, Phyllis Brown, Jane Alumbaugh. Carol Bowman, Marilyn Deever, Darlene Adair, Shirley Kennedy, Twila Stevens. Second Row: Bee Jo Savage, Patricia High, Bill Wilson, Everett Bennett, Larry Addison, Jack Hudson, Donald Loser, Fred Zimmerman, Bill Hiatt, William Hackleman, Barbara Coe, Shirley Alumbaugh. Third Row: Dick Mason, Paul Graham, George Hackleman, Walter Tucker, Donald Tomlinson, Eugene Castor, Paul Wiand, Gale Hartley, Scott Zech. — 46 —rommiHoo Norman Erdman Barbara Major Patricia Landrum I'sliorw First Row: Charles Wardwell, Paul House, Richard Smith, Sam Jones, Ronnie Gallatin, John Koons, Joe Hardebeck, Jim Hughes. Second Row: Charles Zech, David Hardebeck, Xen Small, Tom Cain, Robert Ebert, Don Dickey, Richard Miller, Mr. Davis. Third Row: Benny Stage, Bill Hal-lem, John Davis, Robert Ballard, Richard Gross, Eddie McMinn. — 47 —IB si ii «l Ottin‘i‘s First Row: David Adair, Betty Baxter, Sam Stone. Standing: Janice Taylor, Carole Pace. Jacob Waymire. Katherine Smith. C « n v ( v First Row: James Matchett, Janice Taylor, Mary Rudig .Carolyn Coulson, Sherry Woods, Lester Fernung, Katherine Smith. Second Row: George Pace, Ann Rose, Nancy Davies, Doris Krebs, Fran Hubley, David Adair, Jack Newkirk, Loris Foley, Maurice Wittkamper, Fred Crumbaugh, Carolyn Snipe. Third Row: Charles Whisler, Norman Maley, Jane Buzzard, Carolyn DeLong, Joyce Pierce, Madaline Seely, Naomi Robbins, Susan Jackley, Garland Shaw, Virgil Whisler. — 48 —This year new band uniforms were purchased for the members of the active Willkie High School Band. Through the help of the Lions Club that made several drives for money, through the co-operation of the merchants who were solicited by individual band members, and with the help of a contribution of $1000 from the athletic fund, the necessary $3,500 was collected for the uniforms. The band played lively music for all of the basketball and football games, and the majorettes put on entertaining shows at the half-time, these performances adding much to the enjoyment of the athletic events. Three concerts were given for the general public by the band on Sunday afternoon—one at Christmas time, another in mid-winter, and a final spring concert. Some of the numbers played at the concerts were “Moody Contrasts,” “Semper Fideles,” “Time on My Hands,” “Mighty Mite,” “All of Me,” “March from Tschaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony,” “El Burrito,” “Shrimp Boats,” and also “Wham Doodle,” which was played by a sextet—Naomi Robbins, Arlene Foley, Janice Taylor, James Matchett, Sharon Woods, and Carolyn Coulson. During March the band played for the National Guard open house, for Walnut Grove High School, and for the special basketball program. They also presented an extra concert at Delco Remy’s in Anderson. In April the entire group attended the annual music contest which was held at Crawfordsville. The officers for the band this year were Captain, Jake Waymire; Secretary, Arlene Foley; Treasurer, Betty Baxter. » a n 1 First Row: Dorothy Miller, Arlene Foley, Nancy Havens, Shirley Hussong, John Pierce. Second Row: Shirley Strong. Betty Baxter, Nancy Gessler, Sharon Woods, Booth Hamilton. Carole Pace, Danny Laub, Peggy Rockhill, Louise Hussong, Frances Bohlander. Third Row: Sam Stone, Ralph Ewing, Jacob Waymire, Sam Jones, Arlene Fernung, Rozella McCorkle, Norman Nutter, Bonny Duffitt, James McMahan, Norman Erdman. Fourth Row: Ann Forney. — 49 — 1 si r v li i n g Ba ■ «1 Every warm fall day the marching band was heard and seen at the athletic field and in the street practicing for the football games. At the homecoming game the band put on a special show to the theme of “Play It with Music.” The first formation was a treble clef which they made while playing “Music in the Air.” From that formation they played “Strumming on the Old Banjo” while they formed a large banjo. They ended the show by forming a bugle to the playing of “Reveille.” At the second footbtall game the band played “Birth of the Blues” while the majorettes twirled and did an intricate dance routine. A feature attraction of the homecoming game was the performance given by Carol Sue Bowman. She twirled and did acrobatic stunts, then marched off the football field doing the Texas strut. For the last home game of the season with Peru the band planned to put on a show in which they would form a half moon while playing “Shine on Harvest Moon” and then make a jack-o-lantern while they played “Peter, Peter.” Since it rained in torrents, the show had to be cancelled. The group also marched at the head of the Halloween parade. The marching band is often called upon to play at civic affairs, and during our centennial celebration it will co-operate in every way possible. M si j o r © © n Left to Right: Shirley Strong, Carol Baker, Sandra Riley, Jo Ann Sizelove (head majorette), Martha Alley, Patricia Sutton, Mary Sue Griffin. — 50 —O i ehestr si First Row: Mary Leeson, Carol Sue Bowman, Lowell Evans, Loris Foley, Maurice Wittkamper, Lester Fernung, Katherine Smith, Sharon Woods, Nancy Gessler, Carolyn Coulson, Janice Taylor, James Matchett, Dorothy Miller. Second Row: Judy Crim, Larry Bailey, Stanley Savory, Ernest Amick, John Dehner, Madaline Seely, Norman Erdman, Susan Jackley, Norman Nutter, Rozella McCorkle, Arlene Fernung, Ralph Ewing. — 51 —A t li I e tics l»52 Basketball—Jim Gibbons and Mr. Ward. Golf—Bob Huff and Mr. Eherenman. Track—Bill McQuitty and Mr. Shuck. Football—Dick Merritt and Mr. Bykowski. — 52 —First Row: Phil Morris, Larry Ault, Max Green. Jerry Smith, Ed Morris, Ronnie Hollowell, Richard Gross, Dave John, Bobby Jackson. Second Row: Dick Woods, Ed Meyer, Kenny Hancher, Bernie Connors, Dick Coulter, Bill McQuitty, John Deh-ner, Dick Merritt, Ed Gill, Don Etchison, Jim Kiphart, Tony DeBonis, Johnny Pierce. Third Row: Mr. Ward, Ronnie Casteel, Jerry Wilson, Norman Nutter, Ronnie Gallatin, Xen Small, George Leisure, Bill McKinley, Bill Deaton, John Hocker, Jerry Murphy, Jerry Holliday, Terry Laster, Coach Frank Bykowski. Fourth Row: Bennie Stage, Gene Stage, Bill Bobo. Chester Gerig, David Adair, King Huntsinger. Don Morris, Jim Cotton, Rex Landrum, Ronald Allen. V a i s i I v F o o t b a I I Elwood Opponents September 7—Wabash 7 14 September 14—West Lafayette 18 13 September 21—Tipton 19 19 September 25—Anderson 19 14 September 28—Xokomo 9 31 October 5—Huntington 33 6 October 12—Noblesville 26 6 October 19—Alexandria 32 14 October 23— Peru 13 7 November 2—Hartford City 7 wins—2 losses—I tie 31 0 — 53 —FOOTBALL MANAGERS Dick Wood, John Pierce Walter Tucker BASKETBALL MANAGERS Joe Wood, Charles Shaw, Paul Graham Philip Colcord Fn»s h in a n F o o I li a 11 Team Noblesville ..... Elwood St. Joseph Tipton .......... Marion .......... Elwood St. Joseph Noblesville ..... Marion .......... Elwood Opponents ... 6 18 ... 0 16 ... 0 24 ... 6 18 ... 6 6 ...14 7 ...24 12 TOTAL RECORD Wins—2 Losses—4 Ties—1 First Row: Warren Waymire, Larry Hollowell, Lester Coston. Larry Hughes, Larry Parsons, Douglas Goodwin, Max Landrum, Jim McGuire, Walter Wolfe. Roger Mitchell, Jay Long. Second Row: Walter Tucker. Vernon Jackson, Charles Dickey, Jim Noble, John Smedley. Norman Maley, Jim Caldwell, Conrad Seibold, Michael Holliday, Larry Fihc, Michael Ripperger, Mr. Shuck. — 54 —Ronnie Casteel halfback Dick Merritt center Ed Meyer halfback Bernie Connors quarterback Jim Kiphart tackle Tony DeBonis halfback Bill McQuitty end Jerry Wilson quarterback Kenny Hancher halfback John Dehner end Don Etchison guard Dick Coulter guard Ed Gill tackle — 55Varsity and Srrond Tram Haskriliall First Row: Philip Jung, John Dehner, Jerry Murphy, Gene DeBonis, Donald Etchison, Jim Gibbons, John Snyder, Bill Fihe, Danny Everling. Second Row: Joe Woods, John Hocker, Don Morris, Dick Merritt, Mark Bol, Bill McQuitty, Dick Coulter, Tony DeBonis, Thomas Sosbe, Bill Deaton. Third Row: Mr. Ward, Gene Stage, King Huntsinger, Jim Frye, John Davis, James Cotton, Ed Morris, Norman Nutter, George Leisure, Robert Smith, Mr. Bykowski. Varsity llaskel ball S I10 I11I0 Date Team Elwood Opponents November 21—Marion ..................................................................49 42 November 23—Plymouth ................................................................33 49 November 30—Sheridan ................................................................53 40 December 7—Wabash .................................................................52 48 December 11—Alexandria ..............................................................59 49 December 14—Tipton................................................................. 63 41 December 19—Southport .............................................................. 46 31 December 29—Alexandria Invitational Tourney ....................................... .60 50 (Hartford City, Burris) 47 43 January 2—Pendleton ..............................................................46 40 January 4—Jeffersonville .........................................................46 52 January 19—Huntington ...............................................................62 47 January 11—Hartford City ......................................................... 61 45 January 23—Kokomo .................................................................. 39 60 January 25— Peru ....................................................................48 47 January 30—Tipton .................................................................’ 52 43 February 1—Monticello ........................................................... ’90 68 February 8—Alexandria ............................................................ 56 48 February 15— Burris .............................................................’’’’47 43 February 22—Rochester ............................................................... .57 48 Wins—17 Losses—3 Se tioiinl Scores February 28 ................................Elwood 68 Lapel ..................28 March 1 ....................................Elwood 46 Alexandria . 43 March 1 ....................................Elwood 38 Anderson .............. 44 — 56 —Don Etchison Guard Dick Merritt Forward Gene DeBonis Guard Dick Coulter J. R. Snyder Forward Guard Bill McQuitty Center Jim Gibbons John Dehner Guard Forward Jerry Murphy-Guard Mark Bol Forward Bill Fihe Forward Tony DeBonis Forward Varsity II «i s k «»I l» si 11 • — 57 —Freshman Schedule A£rii‘iil ur«k Kelieilule Date Team Elwood Opponent Date Team Elwood Opponent November 29—Frankton ....32 18 December 12—Anderson 18 22 December 6—Wabash ....21 27 January 16—Frankton 27 21 December 10—Tipton ...32 21 February 14—Gaston 28 26 December 13—Lapel ... .16 27 February 5—Anderson 19 27 January 10—Marion ....12 31 February 19—Frankton 26 10 January January 17—Alexandria 19—Frankton Tourney ....18 26 Frankton ...35 20 Alexandria ...22 41 January 26—Peru Tourney Akron . 42 28 Peru ....31 45 February 3—Marion ...22 23 February 4—Aelxandria ....21 39 Pros li 111 a ii It a k k o ( li a 11 First Row: Charles Shaw, Max Landrum, Norman Maley, John Smedley, Conrad Seibold, David Francis, Paul Graham. Second Row: James McGuire, Denton Robinson, Michael Holliday, Mr. Shuck, Roger Mitchell, Dale Francis, Warren Waymire. First Row: Mr. Davis. Cecil Deckard, Charles Wardwell, Sam Jones, Robert Green, Allen Weddell, Dick Smith. Second Row: Maurice Wittkamper, Bob Ebert, Tom Cain, Ronnie Gallatin, James Hughes, Joe Hardebeck. Agricult ii re It a s k el h a 11 — 58 —!!). »! Track APRIL 17, AT HOME El wood ............................82 Vi Alexandria .........................65Vi Frankton ...........................57 APRIL 20, AT NOBLESVILLE Noblesville ..........................62Vi El wood...............................57 Vi Pendleton ............................15 APRIL 24, AT HOME El wood.............................94 Vi Summitville ........................26Vi Pendleton ..........................36Vi APRIL 28, COUNTY TOURNEY AT ANDERSON Elwood .............................6416 Markleville ........................55Vi Alexandria .........................52Vi Frankton ............................25% Pendleton ...........................20Vi Summitville .......................... 9V4 Lapel ............................... 6V4 MAY 3, CIC CONFERENCE MEET, AT PERU Burris ...........................52Vi Wabash ...........................51 Vi Plymouth .........................39 Elwood ...........................31 Vi MAY 7, AT HOME Newcastle ......................58 Elwood .........................52 MAY 9, AT HARTFORD CITY Elwood .........................67 Hartford City ..................42 MAY 11, SECTIONAL TRACK MEET, AT BURRIS Muncie Central ......................72% Anderson ............................57Vi Newcastle ........................... 6% Elwood ............................... 8 Burris................................ 6 Spartanburg .......................... 5 Hartford City ........................ 4 Vi Union City ........................... 4 Alexandria ........................... 1 Montpeliar .......................... Vi Portland ............................ ViE-MEX‘S tLUIt Bottom How: Edwin Gill. Mark Bol, Don Etchison, Jim Kiphart, Bill McQuitty, John Snyder, Jim Gibbons, Jerry Murphy. Second Row: Richard Merritt, Bob Huff. Jerry Smith, Bill McKinley, Robert Henderson. Tom Manghelli, George Leisure. Top Row: John Dehner .John Hocker, Kenneth Hancher, Bernard Connors, Ronnie Casteel, Jerry Wilson, Richard Coulter, Bill Fihe. — 60 —Betty Hoppel. Suzanne Henn Donna Walker, Jean Werline V 11 Leaders Who puts the pep into us at football and basketball games? The yell leaders. At pep sessions they teach us new yells and keep us acquainted with the old ones to keep the spirits of our players high in every game. The task of stimulating good sportsmanship has been accomplished very successfully by our yell leaders. The girls add much to the cheering section of our school with their colorful, neat uniforms and their outstanding performances. By putting their ideas together they make up their own formations for the yells. After being elected in the spring, they try to practice at least once a week during the summer. During school they practice two nights a week. They have a head yell leader who settles disputes and keeps order. Their sponsor. Miss Yundt. goes to yell practice and approves the new yells they want to use. The pep committee attends one practice during the week and helps the yell leaders schedule the pep sessions. We try to have yell leaders representing at least two classes so that one class does not have a monopoly. Yell leaders are awarded E’s at the end of each year, and after being yell leaders for three years, they receive jackets. — 61 —Row One: Alta Kennedy, Claribell Groover, Jayne Padfield, Rose Schimmel, Margaret Shinkle, Patsy Crawford, Jo Ann Sizelove, Sue Chesterfield, Carolyn Snipe, Betty Hoppel, Bea Lee, Joan Case, Wilma Caldwell, Barbara Beck, Jean Werline, Jeanne Padfield. Row Two: Mary Alice Leathers, Beverly McWilliams, Maribell Wheatley, Beverly Fettig, Dorothy Goins, Arlene Foley, Carolyn Coulter, Donna Walker, Rose Bright, Donna Plummer Carol Scudder, Sandra Boyd, June Ripperger, Darlene McQuitty, Shirley Leakey, Carol Pace. Row Three: Delores Fowler, Linda Durr, Carol Clymer, Jeannece Fihe, Ann Mallory, Loretta Loyd, Mary Rudig, Dorothy Manghelli, Carolyn Mitchell, Beverly Moore, Jane Fisher, Nancy Walsh, Frances Walker. Row Four: Ellen Singer, Margaret Switzer, Alice Boydc Stewart, Delores Caldwell, Edith Anderson, Carolyn Creagmile, Marilyn Kahn. Row Five: Carolyn Gross, Sheila Sorrell, Bonnie Duffitt, old, Carolyn Tobin, Barbara Green, Joa Lee Wilhelm (■iris’ Aililcfi The Girls Athletic Association (G.A.A.), under the supervision of Miss Yundt, is one of the most active organizations in the school. The G.A.A. sponsors many athletic activities during the year—track and field, basketball, softball, volley ball, volley ring, social dancing, tennis, golf, tumbling, badminton, and hiking. Girls receive 10 points during a six-weeks’ period for regularly attending an organized activity, and 5 points for attending an unorganized activity regularly. When a G.A.A. girl accumulates 150 points, she is presented with her first award, a G.A.A. sweat sack. The next award given for 250 points is an “E, and if she accumulates 350 points (which rarely happens), she is awarded a state plaque. The G.A.A. basketball team played in competition this year with Hagerstown, Alexandria, and Anderson. n, Carolyn DeLong, Jan Newcomer, Barbara Phenis, Patricia Jones, Beverly Day, Mary Janice Taylor, Naomi Robbins, Delores Arn- c Association The volley ball team played Hagerstown, Plainfield, Pendleton, and New Castle. This year the G.A.A. group introduced something new into their yearly program— a basketball play day. All of the G.A.A. organizations from the surrounding towns were invited to come and participate in this all-day tourney. Three outstanding girls are chosen each year to represent El wood’s G.A.A. at the three-day State camp which was held at Delphi. The formal initiation of new members took place on March 5 in the Panther Den. Seven new members were admitted into G.A.A. The officers this year are as follows: President, Joan Case; Vice-President, Bea Lee; Treasurer, Carole Pace; Secretary, Jane Fisher; Historian, Jeannece Fihe; Reporter, Carolyn Snipe. — 62 —Highlights of !!). » 2 — 63 —O ii r X e w €si f e t e r i a For several years we have been looking forward to having the facilities of the school cafeteria which we have enjoyed this year. In preparation for the cafeteria the best possible modern equipment was purchased, the kitchen equipment all being stainless steel; folding tables and benches to accommodate two hundred people were installed in the Panther Den. Pupils and teachers in all the public and parochial schools may eat in the cafeteria, and out-of-town guests are also welcome. The prices per meal are thirty cents for students and thirty-five cents for adults. At these prices the cafeteria is self-supporting. The average daily attendance this year has been about four hundred Four full - time cooks and one part-time cook are employed. The cooks for this year were Thelma Lowder, Lucy Manis, Goldie Val entine, Harriett Cole, and Opal Faulstich. During the noon hour fifteen or twenty student helpers were also employed. The girls in the home economics classes helped Mrs. Carter plan the menus which have been varied and appetizing. — 64 —Joe Hardebeck, Indiana Champion Brown Swiss cattle showman. Joe Hardebeck, John Davis, David Hardebeck, Indiana Premier Showmen, Indiana State Fair. Agrionil ii ro Keith Trimble, Champion Belgian 4-H Club colt, Indiana State Fair. Max Stoker, Madison County Berkshire Grand Champion. Allen Weddell, Champion Shorthorn Donald Etchison, top livestock Dick Smith, first place winner showman of Indiana. judge, Elwood Club. of Indiana double tonnage Tomato Club. — 65 —II O III €MaO III i II tJllOOIl 21II il Court Lynne Dunlap Barbara Major Carolyn Lee Smith (Queen) Pat Van Buskirk (Former Queen) Mary Rudig QUEEN’S FLOAT — 66 —The annual homecoming was held Friday, October 5 this year. The queen was a junior, Carolyn Lee Smith; other candidates were Mary Rudig, Lynne Dunlap, and Barbara Major. The candidate receiving the most money in votes becomes queen, each penny counting one vote. A parade, including a float made by the juniors, marched from the shopping district to the football field. After the game with Huntington, a dance open to the public was given in the Panther Den. The new queen, who was crowned by Patty VanBuskirk, the outgoing queen, was presented with many beautiful gifts by the merchants of Elwood. This is the third year Elwood has had a homecoming. Former residents of Elwood and graduates of the high school enjoy returning to their home town on a day when their old friends arc here also. The dance held in the Panther Den affords an opportunity for many of them to see for the first time their old gym transferred into a modern youth center. T li«» H o in • o in i n g 11 si n i e — 67 —STAIRWAY TO On May 18 the Panther Den was the scene of the Junior-Senior Prom. The Den was beautifully decorated by the juniors who used the musical theme, “Stairway to the Stars.” Strands of blue and white sprinkled with shimmering stars made moonlight magic. Against the soft white of simulated drapings at the north end of the dance floor was a regal throne for the queen. All the ramps, the lounge, and the music room had been ingeniously transformed for the occasion in order to accommodate more guests. The candidates for Prom queen were all attractive seniors—Carol Carpenter, Martha Dehner, and Linda Quyle. All juniors and seniors voted upon the candidates, and their choice was kept secret until the climax of the evening when Carol Carpenter was crowned queen of the 1951 Junior-Senior Prom by John Dehner, junior class president. The music for the memorable occasion was furnished by Alan Hoff and his band, who ended the evening by playing their rendition of the theme song, “Stairway to the Stars.” After the dancing was over at midnight, everyone was invited to attend “Call Me Mister” at the El wood Theatre; then the country club was opened for further entertainment and dancing, and members served breakfast to the juniors and seniors with their guests.Tin: ST A ItsT li i H i « a I Seated: Betty Hoppel, Sue Chesterfield. Patricia Landrum. Barbara Major, Jo Ann Sizelove, Shirley Strong, Rita Phillips, Carolyn Jean Smith, Frances Cline. Standing: Gene Holloway, Jack Hinshaw, Philip Colcord, Larry Fettig, Larry Beeman, Mr. Callahan. — 70 —II i g II o » THE SENIOR CLASS PLAY On November 15 the senior class of 1952 presented the comedy, The Great Big Doorstep, under the direction of Mr. Callahan. The Great Big Doorstep was a domestic comedy showing in considerable detail life among interesting and quaint folk. These people were the Cajuns or Acadians who were moved many generations ago from the Acadian peninsula to the Mississippi Delta. The play provided unusual outdoor scenery and called for a highly individualized character cast. The Great Big Doorstep was a great success on Broadway and recently has become a great favorite with high school and university groups. The play, as presented by the seniors, was very well received both by the students and by the adult audience who attended the evening performance. CAST Evvie Crochet ........ Frances Cline Topal Crochet ........ Joan Phillips Mrs. Crochet ......... Carolyn Smith Elna Crochet ......... Barbara Major Fleece Crochet ... Patricia Landrum Arthur Crochet ....... Jack Hinshaw Mr. Tobin ............. Jesse Van Horn Commodore .......... Eugene Holloway Mrs. Dupre .......... Sue Chesterfield Tayo Delacroix ......... Larry Fettig Dewey Crochet ........ Larry Beeman Mrs. Beaumont Crochet ............ ................... Shirley StrongInforgetta l»l« — 72 —Sa li Hawkins Hay Party “Shoot the works, Marryin’ Sam. We’ll take the two-bit weddinV’ — 73 —Mr. Davis’ Home Room—‘‘Everybody studying?” (Don’t kid yourself.) Look in"; Forward Miss Holtzclaw’s Bookkeeping Class—‘‘The only thing wrong with your problem is that you debited instead of credited.” Mr. Callahan’s English Class—‘‘If you’re going to sleep in my class, move away from the door so people on the outside can’t see you.” — 74 —Ill I lio Pnrsuil of Kiiowloil c Miss Digel’s Freshman English Class—“For tomorrow learn ten verses of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. ” “As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.” Mr. Forney’s Algebra Class— “Therefore (3x4-4)2—9x( X + 2) =4. Any questions?” Mr. Sullivan’s Biology Class-Grasshoppers and frog legs. Shall we have dinner? — 75 —Training for I lio Fnl nro Mr. Coulson’s Shorthand Class— “Take a letter: Mr. Ismet M. Bunk, 9909 Ticonderoga Boulevard, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.” Mr. House’s Shop Class—Machines make the world go round — also the heads of these students. — 76 — Mrs. Record’s Spanish Class—“Es-tudian el Aspanol.” (They are studying their Spanish..Iii School anil On I Mr. Jacob’s Band Practice — The band plays on! Toot, toot, squeak, squawk! A Cafeteria Scene—“Here we stand like birds in the wilderness, waiting for our food.” — 77 — Homeward Bound — “School’s out, school’s out, teacher let the monkeys out.”l Viil ii ro That we have one of the finest twirlers anywhere was discovered this year when Carol Sue Bowman gave performances at the basketball and football games. Many expressions of appreciation were heard from the opposing fans as well as our own. Carol Sue, who is a sophomore in our high school, has been studying for several years. She practices regularly and hopes to continue her twirling in college. Her talent is widely recognized, for she receives invitations to twirl at many events outside of El wood. She is a member of The Baton Club of Michigan and Indiana, The National Baton Twirling Association, and The International Baton Twirling Foundation. At present she is studying under Merl and Margaret Smith of the Jordan Conservatory of Music. She has studied under other well known instructors. Among her out-of-town trips is her trip to Florida on New Year’s Day for the Orange Bowl game. She twirled in all the Orange Bowl festivities as well as the half-time show. People in I li » XewsFolks in Aolioii — 79 —Ill I lie Eves of I lie Camera % — 80 —Caught in the Act — 82 —Momentous Memories of Morrv Months — 83 —— 8 — §(ln-dso|j siiiIiiiisjTli- Tli- Thai's All. Talks — 85 —THE AMERICAN GUARD P. O. BOX 109, ANDERSON, INI). 122Js South Anderson Street Telephone 2342 Elwood, Indiana To the class of 1952: We congratulate you upon your achievement. We wish you further success in your undertakings. We pledge to you our sincere efforts and co-operation to help von maintain the rights of opportunity and free enterprise that have been afforded to us in the past. Sincerely, Elwood Chapter The American Guard, Inc. “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BENJAMIN FRANKLIN — 86 —HOME ICE COAL CO. 1800 So. D St. Phone 90 F. E. DeHORITY SON E. M. PETERSON MOTOR SALES 1412 Main St. Phone 508 ROBERT DELLINGER FARM SERVICE Allis-Chalmers Sales and Service 1336 So. A St. Elwood, Ind. AGENCY Opposite Post Office Phone 193 Best Wishes GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE Established 1900 Maurice Rum an, Mrg. 310 So. Anderson St. Elwood, Ind. 1016 Main St. LuParm’s Furniture Anderson, Ind. OLIVER MOTORS Meet Your Neighbors at Your NASH Dealer Coulter’s Superette 1441 So. A St. Elwood, Ind. F. W. WOOLWORTH’S for THE HOME OF GOOD VALUES HOME - WORK - PLAY OPEN DAILY UNTIL 9 P. M. ELWOOD PLUMBING HEATING COMPANY HANLIN BROS. 505 No. 19th Si. Phone 21S5 1414 Main St. Phone 1322 Groceries — Meats — Vegetables MADDOCK INSURANCE TAX SERVICE 114 SOUTH 16TII STREET — 87 —Compliments Of the BANNER STORE 927 Meridian St. I’hone 6675 Anderson, Indiana Congratulations to the Senior Class CITY CREAMERY SUMMERS SON Milk and Ice Cream Products Elwood, Indiana EL WOOD ROTARY CLUB “Service Above Self” GOOD LUCK STEVEN’S SPRING CO. ELWOOD, INDIANA Hocker’s Monum lents Markers Alexander ‘ ■sign Service Compliments of ELWOOD DEMOCRATIC PARTY USED CARS Paul S. Sizelove—George W. Sholtv 220 No. Anderson St. Elwood, Ind. JACK’S GROCERY and C J BAKERY 2034 Main St. Phone 1150 McKniglit’s INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER REFRIGERATORS HOME FREEZERS International Harvester — 88 —BEST WISHES TO THE GRADUATING CLASS Heinz Manufacturing Company, Inc. 301 s 28th Robbins’ Cleaners phone m PEM’S SELF-SERVICE LAUNDRY SHIRTS FINISHED “Pern” Robbins 611 So. Anderson St. Phone 1266 Me DANIEL’S Clothing — Drv Goods — Shoes W. A. LEWIS SON FEED - SEED - COAL - GRINDING 400 So. 18th St. Phone 29 STEVENS SPRING CO.. INC. Manufacturer of Box, Sofa and Innerspring Constructions 2825 No. B St. Phone 332 Sam Hollies Cleaners Good Wishes Compliments of the ELWOOD REPUBLICAN PARTY JOHN W. MOORE CHEVROLET SALES Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac Sales and Service — 89 —GUIDE - - The Brightest Name in Lights Right Lights - - - Bright Lights From Bumper to Bumper One source for all your lighting needs PLUS solid product quality. These are the things von can depend on when you huy Guide Lamp produets. AUTOMOBILES Backup Lamps — Driving and Passing — Fog Lamps — Parking — Spot — Stop and Tail — Turn Signal — License Plate Lamps — Headlamps — Multi-Purpose Unit — Sealed Units — Self-Cancelling Turn Signal Switches — Glare-Proof Bear View Mirrors TRACTORS Headlamps — Stop and Tail — Implement — Dual Purpose TRUCKS AND BUSES Reflex Marker Units — Clearance Lamps — Side Marker Lamps — Dome Lamps — Stop Lamps — Panel Lamps — School Bus Warning Lamps — License Plate Lamps — Headlamps — Turn Signal Lamps — Spotlamps — Tail and Stop — Combination Tail, Stop and Turn Signal — Self-Cancelling Turn Signal Switches — Glare Proof Rear View Mirrors GUIDE LAMP DIN ISION, General Motors Corp., Anderson, Ind. -90- HIGHEST VALUES - LOWEST PRICES In Anderson— THE WHY STORE Martin Blumenthal, Mgr. Hoyt Wright Co. 224 So. Anderson St. Phone 571 The Wright Store WHEELER’S MARKET 1600 Main St. Phone 849 Men and Women GENERAL LAMPS MANUFACTURING L. L VanNess — Real Estate Coney Isl and Shop INLAND MARINE GUNS.. . TACKLE SPORTING GOODS II. E. Lamb, Mgr. Congratulations METAL FABRICATORS, INC. Elvvood Lumber CENTRAL INDIANA Company GAS COMPANY CRIMAN’S INSURANCE AGENCY 826 No. Anderson St. Phone 283 28—The Lumber Number—28 Elvvood, IndianaTHE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF EL WOOD ELWOOD, IND. 1892 CELEBRATING OUR 160™ | ANNIVERSARY 1952 More than a half century of hanking has given this bank an insight into the needs of banks in this area. We welcome an opportunity to share with our friends any information which we may have and to discuss individual as well as mutual problems. Member of Federal Reserve System Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation — 92 —Best Wishes Bennett Lamb GENERAL CONTRACTOR “We Build for Tomorrow’’ COMMERCIAL— RESIDENTIAL— INDUSTRIAL— Phone 816 Elwood, Ind. Com pi imen ts Of— 1240 So. Meridian M m m Anderson, Ind. g ■ Clothiers for Men and Bovs Since 1908 SATISFACTION GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY BACK! f WE WISH THE CLASS I) j. ¥„„ V iew of 1952 success i oint, Inc. Simmons Cleaners Curtis Barber Shop wholesale Man «as Ice Cream, Inc. retail Best Wishes From Central Paint and Lumber Company, Inc. Phone 333 1621 South A St. Elwood DAWSON BUICK HIATT and COBB EAST SIDE SALES SERVICE AMERICAN CLEANERS AND DYERS — 93 —The CITIZENS BANK Corner A and South Anderson COMPLETE BANKING SERVICE 03 PHONE 12 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Elwnod. Indiana — 94 —Metal Coatings and Manufacturing Co., Inc. “Casket Hardware” Phone 91 Elwood, Indiana The Kiwanis Club of ELWOOD “re Build” City Welding Shop Huff and Yenna Hoose Ice Cream B. F. Goodrich Compliments of Robert L Jackley Congratulations Elwood and Vogue Theatres Phone 700 “Our Business Is Your Pleasure 365 Days A Year” 35 —Your ♦ ♦ they are yours to attain Graduation is a lot like the launching of a ship. Both mark the end of a period of preparation. Behind a launching are years of planning and building—of fitting out with all the gear needed for fair and foul weather. Behind graduation arc years of acquiring information—of practice in exercising judgment and in setting values. All are intended to equip you to make the right decisions in the years to come. Behind, too, are the good times you've had, the companionship of many friends—and the wise counsel of those who have been your teachers. As you chart your course toward a new goal—whether it he the pursuit of a higher education or success in earning your own way—be thankful for the American tradition of individual freedom. Because of it, you are free to choose your goal. And you are free to achieve it by vour own hands and brain, by your energy and industry, by your determination and self-reliance. Good luck and Godspeed! DELCO-REMY Division, General Motors Corporation Anderson, Indiana WHEREVER WHEELS TURN OR PROPELLERS SPIN — 96 —LANDRUM’S IMPLEMENT COMPANY 102 Main St. Phone 73 Elwood, Indiana BALLARD BOWLING ALLEY CITY FISH AND POULTRY MARKET (QUALITY EGGS AND POULTRY FISH AND OYSTERS Phone 213 Jack Melling, Mgr. Elwood Paint Wallpaper Store LEWIS COMPANY FEED STORE Compliments of HOOSIER HOME IMPROVEMENT CO. Kenny Widmeyer, Pres. 1623 Main St. Phone 696 CREAGMILE’S SUPER MARKET “With Service We Grow” Reiehart Clover Farm Store Fox Shell Service FI HE’S T.V. APPLIANCES SMALL ENOUGH TO KNOW YOU HIG ENOUGH TO SERVE YOU CENTRAL HARDWARE Where You Find What You Want for the Home. Store, Farm Phone 26 108 So. Anderson Open Evenings 912 Main St. Phone 1727 Arrow Shirts Dobb’s Hats FALVEY’S The Store for Men and Boys wholesale Mangas Ice I,ream. Inc, retail KLUMPP WALLPAPER AND PAINT STORE 1533 So. A St. Phone 915 Compliments of INDIANA and MICHIGAN ELECTRIC COMPANY EDDIE LAND’S MUSIC STAND 312 South Anderson Street — 97 —Students You too should get the benefit of a seventy-five-year-old experience in modern merchandising. For seventy-five years this firm has stood the test and faithfully served Elwood and community. Leeson’s faith in Elwood and the people’s faith in Leeson’s have huilt an institution that will endure. Remember-----good merchandise is avail- able at all times—at Leeson’s. R. L Leeson Sons CoHorae Lumber Co. A Dependable Plaee to Trade Sam Aurelius Candies — Sehool Supplies ••• Soft Drinks and Magazines Arthur E. Bell John M. Rutledge 1911 South B St. Phone 132 1610 — Next to Campus Curtis-E-Cleaners Edgar ML Clark Co., Inc. AMBULANCE AND FUNERAL SERVICE Phone 108 OPEN EVERY MINUTE OF THE YEAR — 99 —GOOD LUCK GLASS OF '52 MANGAS CAFETERIA The Best in Better Food and Service Good Coffee ® Salads • Pies RightMORRIS 5c to SI STORE Elwood, Indiana GRINNELL’S CITIES SERVICE 301 No. Anderson St. Phone 848 COPHER AND FESLER FUNERAL HOME Phone 1(X)5 KLEIN’S The Latest Fashions in Footwear ELWOOD FLOOR STORE FLOOR COVERINGS 1524 Main St. Phone 14.53 J and J SERVICE 507 No. Anderson Phone 1479 Elwood, Indiana II H STANDARD SERVICE Larrv Hoover — Gene Hillard 7500 Main Phone 894 ELWOOD, INDIANA CENTRAL INDIANA FlIR HIDE COMPANY DEALERS IN SALVAGE Ernest Levi, Pres. 325 No. Anderson Phone 225 jewelry Earl G, Rhodes gifts Congratulations From Monticello Manufacturing Company EL WOOD INDIANA —101Rest Wishes Elwood Lions Club Liberty Fettig Intelligence Onr Canning Corporation Nation’s Safety Dave’s Tire Battery Shop Worth Dellinger Insurance The Nick-Nack Lunch Good Luck, Seniors WESTERN AUTO ASSOCIATE STORE HOME OWNED AND OPERATED Hotel Bonham Edwin G. Lucas, Owner 104 So. Anderson St. Phone 117 Friendly — Comfortable Compliments of RAY HOLLENSBE Mains Insurance Agency, Inc. 1510 So. A St. Elwood. Indiana Complete Insurance Service 210 So. 22nd St. Phones 121 and 159 — 102 -Compliments of ZIMMER INDUSTRIES INC. Manufacturer of America’s Finest Trailer Homes ZIMMER INDUSTRIES, INC. 1000 North Ninth Street Elwood, IndianaDRUGS PAINT PRESCRIPTIONS WALLPAPER OVER-SIZE FILM FINISHING Hinshaw’s Be Holsum Look Holsum Buy Holsum It’s Dietzen’s I oyal Garment Cleaners Riley Electric Company We Wish T« Thank Our Advertisers Without their assistance the publication of this hook would not have been possible. We extend to them our deepest appreciation. — 104 — . r- —■—--. ..;: .

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