Elwood Community High School - Crescent Yearbook (Elwood, IN)
- Class of 1953
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Text from Pages 1 - 108 of the 1953 volume:
The 1953 Crescent
WENDELL L. WILLKIE HIGH SCHOOL
Elwood, IndianaTHE AMERICANWAY OF LIFELast year when the American people held their election, the real meaning of democracy was driven home. Radio, television, newspapers, magazines, orators -- they all joined in a crusade to bring the American people face to face with democracy. They were taught the value of each vote in a democracy.
We, the students of Wendell Willkie High School, are the sons and daughters of democracy; and it is we who will eventually decide the fate of the world. We are being educated now so that in the future we may take the responsibility of managing the greatest nation in the world to direct it to even greater heights. It will be our job to meet and overcome any and all forces which try to inhibit the God-given freedoms of man.
It is the goal of the faculty of Willkie High School to ready us for the many tasks that lie ahead. While we are the sons and daughters of democracy, they are the teachers of democracy. On the following pages we would like to present to you a sample of democracy in Wendell Willkie High School.
4In our classes we learn the history of our country. We learn to appreciate the great leaders who lay the foundations for our democracy. As we study our democracy in action, we come to appreciate our chance to learn, our privilege to question, our right to elect. We learn to abide by the will of the majority, but to respect the opinion of the minority. We learn the value of co-operation and hard work. And we have fun as we work.
5Mr. 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
SCHOOL BOARD Mr. John W. Merritt, Treasurer Mr. Melvin C. Robinson, President Mr. E. Ralph Stevens, Secretary
6MARY 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, Sophomore Class Sponsor.
FRANK BYKOWSKI, B. S.--Purdue University, Physical Education, Drivers Training, Football Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach, Junior Class Sponsor.
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 and Art,Co-ordinator of Distributive Education, Megaphone Sponsor, Director Adult Education, Faculty Committee of
National Honor Society, Freshman Class Sponsor.
PALMER J. DAVIS, B. S. A.--Purdue University, Agriculture, Elwood 4-H Club Leader, Usher Club Sponsor, Agriculture Basketball Coach, Senior Class Sponsor. BLANCHE DIGEL, B. S., M. S. -- Ball State Teachers College, Indiana University, English, Concession Club Sponsor, Junior Class Sponsor.
ROBERT J. DURR, B. S.--BallState Teachers College, Mathematics, Sophomore Class Sponsor.
EARL B. FORNEY, A. B., M. A.--Indiana University, Psychology, Civics, Freshman Class Sponsor.
WILLIAM FREED, B. S.--BallState Teachers College, Art and Business, Art Club Sponsor, Sophomore Class Sponsor.
JOHN H. HINDS, B. S„ M. A.—Ball State Teachers College, Indiana University, Coordinator of Diversified Occupation and Industrial Education.
FACULTYBETTY HOUSE, B. S.--Indiana University, Business Education, Senior Class Sponsor.
CLAUDE V. JACOBS, B. M„ M. M.--Jordan College of Music, Butler University, Band, Orchestra. ALEETA KINDER, A. B., M. A.--Canterbury College Columbia University, Latin, Commerce, Latin Club Sponsor, Sophomore Class Sponsor.
ESTHER KOONS, B. S.--Purdue University, English, Sunshine Society Sponsor, Faculty Committee of National Honor Society, Junior Class Sponsor. DONALD M.KRAMPE, B. S.--Indiana State Teachers College, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Chairman of Faculty, Committee of National Honor Society.
JOAN McCAMMON.B. S.--Indiana University, Home Economics, Dean of Girls.
BARBARA YUNDT METZGER, B. S.—Purdue University, Physical Education, Cheerleader Sponsor, Booster Club Sponsor, G.A.A. Sponsor.
MARY RECORDS, A. B., M. S.—Indiana University,
Ball State Teachers College, English, Spanish, Faculty Committee of National Honor Society, Spanish Club Sponsor. Assistant Sponsor of Megaphone and Crescent, Freshman Class Sponsor.
LYLE SHEFFIELD, B. S.--Ball State Teachers College, Industrial Arts, Freshman Class Sponsor.
GILBERT SHUCK, B. S.--Ball State, Director P. E., M. P. E., Purdue University, Indiana University, Industrial Arts, Assistant Coach, Sophomore Class Sponsor.
GEORGE SMITH, B. S„ M. S.--Franklin College, Indiana University, Mathematics, Projection Club Sponsor, Student Lockers, Dean of Boys.
W. BLAIR SULLIVAN, B. S.--Ball State Teachers College, Biology, Athletic Director, Freshman Class Sponsor.
JOHN W. WARD, A. B.--DePauw University, Health, Basketball Coach, Assistant Football Coach, Freshman Class Sponsor.
LILLIAN A. SULLIVAN, R. N., B. S.--Indiana University, School Nurse.
FACULTYMEN AND WOMEN OF TOMORROW
Jerry Hollies Senior Class President, Varsity Basketball, Student Council, Spanish Club
Warren C. Alexander Senior Class Vice-President; E-Men's Club, Track, Intramural Basketball
Beverly Fettig Senior Class Secretary, Booster Club, Crescent, Senior Class Play
Darlene Goins Senior Class Treasurer, Dramatic Club, Booster Club, Student Council
WHEN WE WERE SENIORS
Paper drives, bake sales, senior class play, after-game dances --we certainly were busy, but we finally earned our senior trip to New York. Now that we are about to be graduated, we look back over the good times we have had during our four years of high school, and we rather regret that we can not turn back the clock to live our school days over. Although the junior-senior prom was the highlight of our first three years, the approaching commencement will be the climax of our school days. Commencement will be not only the end of our high-school days but also the beginning of new responsibilities.
Mary Allen, Betty House, Palmer Davis
10David Adair Dramatic Club, Band, E-Men's Club
Larry Ault Dramatic Club, Spanish
Sarah Marie Barnes Booster Club, G.A.A., Sunshine Society, Senior Class Play
Patricia Ann Baugher Concession Club, G.A.A.
Betty Baxter Megaphone, Booster Club, Spanish Club, G.A.A.
Joyce Eldena Beasley Spanish Club, National Honor Society, Crescent
Patricia Rhea Bell Dramatic Club, Booster Club, Sunshine Society
Sharon Benedict Latin Club,Dramatic Club, Sunshine Society
Helen Marie Berry Booster Club, Sunshine Society, Dramatic Club
Dolores Arlene Boyce Dramatic Club, Debate Club,Booster Club, Spanish Club
Sandra Dawn Boyd Megaphone, Junior and Senior Class Plays, Debate Club, Booster Club
Rose Bright Yell Leader, Spanish Club, Crescent, Dramatic Club
Jane Ann Buzzard Sunshine Society, G.A.A.
Thomas E. Cain Usher Club, Agriculture Judging Teams
Garry Clark Baseball
Carolyn Sue Clingenpeel Dramatic Club, Sunshine Society,Crescent, Spanish Club
Patricia Louise Cotton Crescent, Booster Club, Studeht Council, Senior Class Play
Carolyn Coulter Megaphone, Senior Class Play, Booster Club, Dramatic Club
Janet Frances Curran Booster Club, Dramatic Club, Latin Club, G.A.A.
William Gene Deaton Varsity Football, E-Men's Club, Varsity Basketball, Latin Club
Gene DeBonis Varsity Basketball, E-Men's Club
Donald Dickey Usher Club, 4-H Club, Agriculture Judging Teams
William Diehl Art Club
Robert Ebert Usher Club, Agriculture Basketball
Norman Erdman Yell Leader
Ralph Ewing Projection Club
Lester Fernung Band, Intramural Basketball
John Thomas Fettig
Jeannece Carolyn Fihe G.A.A., Dramatic Club, Booster Club
Ruth Ann Fleener Sunshine Society, Booster Club
Madonna Floyd Sunshine Society, Crescent, National Honor Society, Booster Club
Ronald Gallatin Varsity Football, Usher Club, Agriculture Basketball
Dorothy Goins Megaphone, Sunshine Society, Dramatic Club, Debate Club
Joycetta Goodknight Junior Class Play, G.A.A., Booster Club, Spanish Club
Margaret Ellen Green Sunshine Society
Mary Sue Griffin Majorette, Dramatic Club, Sunshine Society
Jerry K. Haines Debate Club, Dramatic Club
Booth T. Hamilton Senior Class Play, Dramatic Club, Debate Club
James E. Hancher Dramatic Club, Debate Club
David L. Hardebeck Concession Club, Usher Club, 4-H Club
Joseph C. Hardebeck Judging Teams, Usher Club, Agriculture Basketball
Nancy Sue Havens Student Council, National Honor Society, Crescent, Sophomore Class Officer
Robert G. Henderson E- Men's Club, Debate Club, Basketball Manager
Carolyn Suzanne Henn Yell Leader, G.A.A., Debate Club, Dramatic Club
Robert A. High
John R. Hocker Varsity Football and Basketball, National Honor Society, Student Council President,Sophomore Class President
Jerry F. Holliday Varsity Football, E-Men's Club
Peggy Hostetler Sunshine Society, Dramatic Club
Robert Huff Spanish Club, Intramural Basketball, E-Men's Club, Golf
James C. Hughes Latin Club, Usher Club, Agriculture Basketball
Raymond Hughes Debate Club, Dramatic Club, Intramural Basketball
Carol Ann Jones Dramatic Club
Samuel Jones F-H Club, Band, Track
Philip Jung Baseball, Varsity Basketball, Judging Teams
Jerry F. Kelich Intramural Basketball
Robert E. Knotts Projection Club
Terry Laster Varsity Football, E-Men’s Club, Track
Shirley A. Leakey Booster Club, Dramatic Club, Sunshine Society
Mary Alice Leathers G.A.A., Booster Club, Dramatic Club, Sunshine Society
16James H. Lineback Varsity Football; E-Men's Club; Art Club; Track.
Frederick Longerbone Dramatic Club
Anne Mallory Crescent; Pep Committee; Dramatic Club; Booster Club.
James D. Matchett Band; National Honor Society; Crescent; Student Council.
Patricia McCord Dramatic Club; Booster Club; Sunshine Society.
Larry A. McElfresh Track
Darlene R. McQuitty Dramatic Club; G.A.A.; Booster Club; Megaphone.
Beverly J. McWilliams Megaphone Editor; Student Council; G.A.A.; Booster Club.
Dorothy Mae Miller Crescent; Band
Philip Morris Varsity Football; E-Men's Club; Dramatic Club.
Jerry Murphy Varsity Football; Varsity Basketball; E-Men's Club.
Mary Lou Neeley Dramatic Club; Booster Club; Sunshine Society.
Jack W. Newkirk Junior and Senior Class Plays; Dramatic Club.
Norman Nutter Varsity Basketball; Latin Club; Band; Debate Club;
George W. Pace, Jr. Megaphone; Projection Club; Spanish Club.
Dorothy Marie Parr Booster Club; Dramatic Club; Latin Club; Sunshine Society.
Maurice E. Parr Dramatic Club; LatinClub; Debate Club; Track.
Nila Jo Phillips Booster Club; Spanish Club;
Richard Plake Crescent; Art Club.
Donna Plummer Crescent Editor; Student Council; Senior Class Play; Booster Club.
Jean Reid Junior and Senior Class Plays; Art Club; G.A.A.; Dramatic Club.
Sandra Sue Riley Majorette; Band; Spanish Club.
Mary Jenene Ring Dramatic Club; Sunshine Society.
June C. Ripperger Dramatic Club; Debate Club; Junior and Senior Class Plays; Crescent.
Verna Mae Robinson Spanish Club
Carolyn Joyce Saxton Sunshine Society
Carole Ann Scudder G.A.A.; Booster Club; Dramatic Club.
Madaline Lou Seely Megaphone; Spanish Club; Booster Club.
Charles E. Shawhan Baseball; Spanish Club; Debate Club; Dramatic Club.
Xen Small Varsity Football; E-Men's Club; Dramatic Club; Junior and Senior Class Plays.
Barbara A. Smith Sunshine Society; Spanish Club.
Carolyn Lee Smith Crescent; Booster Club; Student Council; Junior and Senior Class Plays.
Jerry M. Smith Varsity Football; E-Men's Club; Spanish Club; Dramatic Club.
Richard H. Smitn Usher Club; Agriculture Basketball; Projection Club.
Thomas Sosbe, Jr. Varsity Basketball; Base ball; Spanish Club; Dra matic Club.
Raymond Sparks Dramatic Club; Debate Club; Track; Intramural Basketball.
Larry P. Stine Varsity Football; Track; E-Men's Club; Junior Class Play.
Ted L. Townsend
Ann Trittipo Crescent; Junior and Senior Class Plays; Booster Club; Dramatic Club.
Burel O. Tyner, Jr. Dramatic Club; Debate Club.
Patricia A. Van Blair Sunshine SocietySENIORS 53
William Charles Vest Intramural Basketball
Donna M. Walker Spanish Club; G.A.A.
Jeannine Walker Booster Club; Megaphone; Dramatic Club.
Ronald G. Walker Junior and Senior Class Plays; Dramatic Club; Debate Club.
Charles C. Wardwell Usher Club; Agriculture Basketball; Intramural Basketball.
Maribell Wheatley Crescent; Junior and Senior Class Plays; Booster Club; Debate Club.
James L. Whitehead Dramatic Club; Debate Club.
Jackie L. Williams Intramural Basketball; Concession Club.
Mary Williams Sunshine Society; Booster Club; Dramatic Club; Junior Class Play.
William L. Wilson Concession Club; Debate Club; Dramatic Club; Spanish Club.
Maurice Gene Wittkamper Band; Agriculture Basketball; Usher Club.
Richard Dellinger, President Michael Helping, Vice-President Ann Southern, Secretary Rex Landrum, Treasurer
Seated: Mr. Callahan
Miss Digel Mr. Bykowski Standing: Miss Koons
The junior class of 1953 is an ambitious, talented group of students. They demonstrated their ambition by various ways in their many projects which were carried out successfully. We find that the junior class was represented in most of the school athletic activities, and many of the school's high-ranking scholars are members of the junior class.
This class has good democratic and moral standards. Juniors are truly young Americans who find the school to be the means by which they are trained to be good citizens. They realize that in a changing world, they should be prepared to meet adult problems.
Bill Abner Jack Adair Roland Allen Bernie Altherr Barbara Armie
Donald Baldwin Robert Ballard Violet Bannon Bob Barber Ralph Boll
Barbara Bourff Alice Boyden Alice Bragg Delores Bragg Elizabeth Brewer
Delores Oaldwell Jerry Carroll Mary Lou Casto Larry Clark Sharon Clark
Joyce Clary James Cole Ronnie Cole Phyllis Collins Mary Lou Collis
Mary Conners Patty Cooper Jim Cotton David Courtney Fred Crumbaugh
Kyle Dauenhauer Janet Davis John Davis Dick Dellinger Carolyn De Long
Lois Duffey Linda Durr Carol Clymer Jerry Eder Joe Fettig
Phil Fettig Ross Fettig Robert Fiscus Jane Fisher Shirley Fisher
23Shirley Fite Mary Jane Foley Delores Fowler Ivan Fowler James Frye
Barbara Fuller Larry Gardner Kenny Garrison Chester Gerig Laurence Gillespie
Nancy Goins Max Green Richard Gross Gordon Hall William Headley
Jack Held Mick Helpling Donna Hester Ronnie Hollowell Ed Holtsclaw
Clifford Hopkins King Huntsinger Shirley Hussong Susan Jackley Carolyn Jackman
Bob Jackson David John Jim Jung William Keith Jack Kelley
Justeen Kennedy Shirley Kronenberg Rex Landrum Mary Leeson Loretta Loyd
Theresa Mangas Dorothy Manghelli Agnes McCarthy Mack McCord Eddie Me Minn
Dick Miller Carolyn Mitchell Beverly Moore Ruth Morgan Don Morris
Ed Morris Charles Murphy Joyce Nash Jan Newcomer Eugene Penn
Carolyn Phenis John Pierce Truman Pierce Erma Rainey Emma Jean Rebuck
Frank Reynolds David Richardson Mary Rudig John Schuck Margene Schuck
Bill Scott Carol Shaw Barbara Sheedy Ellen Singer Sara Jane Smiley
Bob Smith Ann Southern Phyllis Spitzmesser Gene Stage Karen Stine
Max Stoker Shirley Stone Pat Sutton Margaret Switzer Shirley Townsend
Keith Trimble Dick Underwood Clinton Updegraff Carolyn Vest Rose Marie Waples
Robert Webb Dick Wehrenberg Virgil Whisler Dick Wood Joe Wood
Although this class no longer has the tribulations of freshmen, nor do they yet feel the superiority of upperclassmen, yet this is really an outstanding class. Among its members you will find football players, basketball players, two majorettes, B-team yell leaders, and many others who contribute much to our school.
Roger Mitchell, Vice-President Betty Beckley, Secretary David Francis, Treasurer
Seated: Miss Kinder
Miss Bames Standing: Mr. Shuck Mr. Freed Mr. Durr
Darlene Adair Larry Addeson Gerald Anderson Delores Arnold Carole Baker Betty Beckley
Larry Beckley Shirley Beeman Frances Bohlander Nancy Brogden Noland Brooks Marie Brown
Phyllis Brown Robert Buckheit Jim Caldwell Towana Cassidy Eugene Castor Barbara Jean Coe
Carolyn Collins Lester Coston Carolyn Coulson Olive Cox Mary Craigmile Nancy Davis
Beverly Day Marilyn Dever Charles Dickey Lynne Dunlap Lowell Evans Arlene Femung
Larry Fihe Betty Floyd Charles Flynn Loris Foley Ann Forney John Fouts
Dale Francis David Francis Nancy Free Florence Fuller Don Garrison Nancy Gessler
Doug Goodwin Joan Graham Paul Graham David Leisure Joyce Cotton Barbara Greene
Carolyn Gross Robert Groover Bill Hackleman Judy Hardebeck Falba Hart Gale Hartley
Gloria Heflin Bill Hiatt Dick Hiatt Gloria Hickman Pat Hobbs Mike Holliday
Larry Hollowell Carolyn Hopper Allen Horine Diana Horton Frances Hubley Jack Hudson
Larry Hughes Louise Hussong Dick Israel Vernon Jackson Bill Johnson Pat Jones
Shirley Kennedy Tom Kincaid Eileen King Jim Kleyla Shirley Knotts Marilyn Kohn
Doris Krebs Rex Lacy Max Landrum Louise LaShure Dane Leffler Darlene Lineback
Jay Long Don Loser Norman Maley Roger Mitchell Eileen McCorkle Rozella McCorkle
Wayne McDaniel Jim McGuire Donna Nickels John Miller Charles McGuire Chuck Micheli
James Noble Karl Norbury Charles Taylor Larry Parsons Frank Perry Robert Poole
Fred Prus Darlene Riggs Mike Ripperger Charles Robinsor Laura Robinson Peggy Rockhill
Ann Rose Ardella Sanders Bee Jo Savage Conrad Seibold Charles Shaw Janet Singer
John Smedley Sheila Sorrell Jean Spies Paul Stafford Twila Stevens Donna Stockdale
Larry Summers Janice Taylor Carolyn Tobin Dudley Tolle Walter Tucker Tennie Tunnell
Melany Tyner Harold VanNess Bob Walker Jerry Warner Warren Waymire Ben Webb
Sherry Weddell Joa Lee Wilhelm Fred Willhoite David Wilson Walter Wolfe Sharon Woods
Sherry Woods Scott Zech Judy Padfield
David Huff Richard Sharp Maureen Conner Martha Jo Frazier Linda Southern Jared Carter
Seated: Mr. Ward
Mrs. Records Mr. Sullivan Standing: Mr. Coulson Mr. Sheffield Mr. Forney, not shown
The present freshman class is especially ambitious; these newcomers have many qualities that make for good citizenship. They began their activities by electing their candidate for homecoming queen -- the very first freshman queen in the history of our high school. With such a good beginning this class surely will be outstanding all four years in Willkie High School.
30Jack Aaron, Norman Aldridge, Nancy Allen, Jerry Alumbaugh, Ronnie Amos, Darleen Anderson, Annabell Arnold, Timothy Balser.
Albert Bannon, Luther Barnes, Sandra Beasley, Loren Beeman, Kay Beeman, Sue Benedict, Wilbur Biddle, Bill Bol.
Margaret Borst, Mary Kay Boruff, Ethel Boyden, Ruby Bragg, Daniel Brunson, Barbara Brewer, Donna Brooks, Phillip Brown.
Richard Brown, John Burdsall, Phillip Burton, Barbara Cain, Mary Sue Cain, Richard Carmichael, Jared Carter, Mildred Carter.
Rex Carter, Carol Case, Mae Castor, David Clark, Fred Clouser, Joan Cole, Patricia Conley, Maureen Conner.
Mary Lou Cooper, Joyce Coulter, Andy Courtney, Christine Cox, Pat Creamer, Betty Culp, Barbara Danner, Fred Davis.
FRESHMENSharon Dellinger, Joyce DeLong, Paul Doan, Paul Dowler, John Dudley, Raymond Duffey, Anna Mae Ebbert, Diana Et-chison.
Eddie Everling, Jerry Faucett, Brian Fettig, Larry Fetz, Marilyn Fettig, Jean Fiscus, Martha Frazier, Richard Fred.
Sandra Frye, Earl Galbreath, Sandra Gardner, George Gessler, Sharon Gill, Charles Goforth, Larry Goins, Nancy Groover.
Donald Groover, Merrill Groover, Murvelle Groover, Ora Groover, Patricia Hancock, William Hancock, James Harde-beck, Gerald Harting.
Kay Heaton, Eleanor Hemphill, Byron Henson, Dallas Heston, Kenneth Hill,Orval Hinds, Peggy Hinds, Margaret Hocker.
Michael Hofer, Harry Holtsclaw, Judith Holtsclaw, Patricia Hopkins, Jeanette Horine, Karen Howerton, Bill Hurst, David Huff.
FRESHMENCarole Hughes, John Hughes, Jeannette Huntsinger, Max Huntsinger, Rex Huntsinger, Ervin Jackman, Peggy Jackman, Wilma Jacobs.
Frank Jameson, Loretta Jarvis, Bob Jameson, David Jones, Caroline Kelley, Terry Kelley, Judith Kilgore, Gary Kinser. Bonnie Knotts, James Lamb, Sue Larimore, Ralph Lee, Barbara Legg, Stanley Legg, Ann Leisure, Martha Jo Leisure. George Long, Linda Lyst, Georgia Mangas, Larry Manis, Jerry McClish, Wayne McCord, Mary McMinn, Arley McQueen. Don Merritt, Georgia Merritt. Larry Merritt, Mike Micheli, John Morgan, Alva Murphy, Oscar Nichols, Helen Nickles. Sam Nickles, Joe Noble, Larry Noble, Ernest Noel, Nancy Plummer, Ruth Poole, Mary Preston, Edith Pritchard.
FRESHMENAletris Reynolds, Myrna Reynolds, Gordon Riley, Carolyn Ritter, James Sanders, Edward Lee Scholl, Elaine Scott. Larry Scudder.
Richard Sharp, Ruth Shull, James Singer, Gay Small, Jerry Smith, Larry Smith, Patricia Smith, Lois Snyder.
Linda Southern, Alice Southworth, Duane Stafford, Darryl Stansberry, Juanita Stewart, Robert Stewart Marilyn Stone Anna Stout.
Robert Sturtsman, Shirley Switzer, Sharon Taylor, Bill Thompson, Alta Thrasher, Marita Tolle, Patsy Toney Ardclla Truitt.
Marie Usfo, Kaye Van Buskirk, Maurice Walker, Ronald Walser, Steve Ward, Bob Wardell, Larry Warner. Rosemary Weaver.
Everett Webb, Kent Smith, Arlis Tyner.
All knowledge is not in books; much is learned from life.First Row: Nancy Havens, Joyce Beasley, Madonna Floyd. Second Row: Jan Newcomer, John Hocker, Jack Held, James Matchett, Mary Leeson.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
The National Honor Society is a national organization for students who are chosen by a faculty committee from not more than ten per cent of the senior and junior classes. These students remain probationary members, who are reconsidered each semester, until they are initiated at the end of their senior year.
The qualifications for membership are based on character, leadership, service, and scholarship. If a student can live up to these qualifications during his probationary period, he is initiated in May of his Senior year and becomes a life member of the National Honor Society.
The National Honor Society plays a big part in building good citizens. Everyone knows that good character is essential in reliable public officials, but it should also be present in each voter who elects these officials. In order for a country to earn a place such as the United States has in the world, it must have capable leaders. Service is also important in building a strong country. People are constantly demanding privileges, but they sometimes forget that each privilege imposes a responsibility. Scholarship is necessary in order to lead and serve intelligently.
Like a democratic nation, a democratic school must have a representative body through which it may express the will of the majority. We of Wendell Willkie High School are proud of our dependable, hard-working Student Council, which is constantly striving for the betterment of both our school and our students.
At the beginning of the year a capable representative is chosen from each home room to meet with representatives from other rooms, class presidents, the Panther Den president, and the president of the Student Council. Together they discuss problems originating from students, the faculty, or any other source. The Student Council is in charge of the Panther Den and the election of cheerleaders. Democracy is the byword in these meetings, and recomendations are sent to Mr. Copeland, our Principal, for approval and possible action.
The president of the Student Council must be both capable and hard working. John Hocker, our president this last year, has these qualifications and more, and he has justified the confidence placed in him by those who elected him.
First Row: Marilyn Beeman, Darlene Goins, Carolyn Smith. Nancy
Havens, Georgia Mangas, Betty Floyd. Second Row; Frances Hubley, Donna Plummer. Joyce Cotton, Patricia Cotton, Patricia Sutton, Carol Clymer. Third Row: Rex Landrum. Jack Held. Ray Sparks. James
Cotton, Jerry Hollies. Conrad Seibold, Larry Fetz. John Hocker (President), Mike Ripperger, Richard Dellinger.
CRESCENT EDITORS, Left to right; Maribell Wheatley, June Ripperger, Miss Barnes, Carolyn Smith, Ann Trittipo, Donna Plummer.
Pictures............Maribell Wheatley, Editor
Photographers , . . Richard Plake, Rose Bright,
Make-Up.................June Ripperger, Editor
Literary.................Ann Trittipo, Editor
Joyce Beasley, Alice Boyden, Nancy Havens, Jack Held Business.............Carolyn Smith, Manager
James Matchett, Beverly Fettig, Jean Reid, Nancy Brogden, Lester Fernung, Ann Mallory, Patricia Cotton, Carolyn Clingenpeel
Art...................Carol Clymer, Jean Reid
Clerical............Madonna Floyd, Chief Typist
40Front Row: Nancy Davies, Jeannine Walker, Darlene McQuitty, Dorothy Goins, Carolyn Coulter, Nancy Free. Second Row; Mary Rudig, Loretta Lloyd, Janice Taylor, Beverly McWilliams, Ann Southern, Betty Baxter, Sandra Boyd. Third Row: George Pace, Bill Johnson, Mr. Coulson.
Circulation Manager.................George Pace
Advertising Manager .... Carolyn Coulter
Sports Editor.........................Bill Johnson
Typists............Jan Rudig, Ann Southern
Business Manager.....................Nancy Free
Feature Writers....................Loretta Lloyd,
Ann Forney, Ann Rose,
Darlene McQuitty, Dorothy Goins, Janice Taylor, Jean Spies, Jeannine Walker, Pat Sutton Faculty Advisors .... Kenneth D. Coulson, Mary Records, M. A. Copeland
MEGAPHONE EDITORS. Left to right: George Pace, Nancy Free, Beverly McWilliams, Sandra Boyd, Bill Johnson.
41First Row: James McMahan, Larry Stine, Sam Jones, Burel Tyner, Fred Crumbaugh. Second Row; Carolyn Coulter, Maribell Wheatley, Susan Jackley, Sandra Boyd, Carole Scudder, Dolores Boyce, Jean Spies, Carolyn Coulson, Darlene Goins. Third Row: Mr. Callahan, Jack Held, Carolyn Delong, Xen Small, Ray Sparks, Karen Stine, Joyce Cotton, Margene Schuck, Janice Taylor. Fourth Row: Charles Shawhan, Robert Henderson, Richard Wehrenberg, Ray Hughes, Norman Nutter, William Wilson, Ronald Walker, Richard Dellinger, Max Stokes, Jay Long.
Debate has increased in size and, we hope, in quality. Members of the debate squad journeyed to Peru early this year, and in December a delegation was sent to Purdue for a conference. Trips to Ball State Teachers College, Indiana State Teachers College, Fairmount, and Speed-
way were taken.
Debate is valuable in that it acquaints everyone connected with it with the problems and situations of the world around us. The national topic this year was "Resolved: That all NATO countries should form a federal union.
42The dramatic club was organized for the purpose of gathering together high-school students who are interested in dramatics. The group, which is sponsored by Mr. Callahan, meets every first and third Monday of the month. Each year the club produces a play in which it demonstrates the year's accomplishments. The officers elected this year were Xen Small, President; June Ripperger, Vice-President; Ray Sparks, Secretary; Mary Alice Leathers, Treasurer.
A scene from the senior class play showing Jack Newkirk, Beverly Fettig, June Ripperger.
Karen Stine, Agnes McCarthy, Margene Shuck, Shirley Fisher, Sharon Dellinger, June Ripperger, Ann Trittipo, Car; olyn Smith, Beverly Fettig, Maribell Wheatley, Richard Dellinger, Raymond Sparks, Nancy Free, Mary Lou Williams, Burel Tyner, William Wilson. Richard Wehrenberg, Norman Nutter, Ray Hughes, Sam Jones, James Hancher, Tom Sosbe-, Charles Shawhan, Xen Small, Maurice Parr, Max Stoker, Carolyn Jones, Carol Clymer, Sherry Clark, Judy Holtzclaw, Gay Small, Loretta Lloyd, Mary Rudig, Jeannece Fihe, Naomi Robbins, Frances Bohlander, Sheila Sorrell, Lois Duffey, Marilyn Fettig, Maureen Connor, Darlene Goins, Linda Durr, Carol Shaw, Barbara Bourff, Ronald Walker, Booth Hamilton, Larry Ault, Joan Sheedy, Barbara Fuller, Phyllis Spitzmesser, Joyce Cotton, Carolyn Coulson, Ann Rose, Janice Taylor, Jean Spies, Jenene Ring, Dorothy Parr, John Pierce, Fred Crumbaugh, Dolores Boyce. Sandra Boyd, Carole Scudder, Nancy Havens, Peggy Hostetter, Beverly McWilliams, Patricia McCord, Jean Reid, Susan Jackley, Patricia Sutton, Ann Southern, Carolyn DeLong, Shirley Stone, Carolyn Tobin, Carolyn Coulter, Janet Curran, Rose Bright, Ann Mallory, Shirley Leakey, Dorothy Goins, Jeannine Walker, Darlene McQuitty, Mary Alice Leathers, Mary Lou Neely, Mary Sue Griffin, Helen Berry, Patricia Bell, Nila Jo Phillips, Sara Jane Smiley, Bonnie Duffit.
First Row: Maribell Wheatley, Beverly Fettig, Ann Forney, Rozella McCorkle, Ann Rose, Nancy Havens, Nancy Gessler, Frances Bohlander, Naomi Robbins. Second Row: Sandra Boyd, Dorothy Parr, Janice Taylor, Carolyn Coulson, Sharon Woods, Carolyn Coulter, Mary Leeson, Joyce Cotton, Loris Foley, Sherry Woods, Margene Shuck, Beverly Moore, Jane Fisher, June Ripperger, Frances Hub ley, Sharon Benedict. Third Row: John Hocker, William Deaton, Booth Hamilton, Roger Mitchell, Richard Wehrenberg, Norman Nutter, James Cotton, Fred Crumbaugh, James Hughes, Karl Norbury, Lowell Evans, Maurice Parr, James Matchett.
First Row: Shirley Beeman, Joan Graham, Margaret Switzer, Nila Jo Phillips, Barbara Smith, Joyce Beasley, Carolyn Clingenpeel, Carolyn Smith, Dolores Boyce. Second Row: Alice Boyden, Anne Mallory, Rose Bright, Donna Plummer, Erma Rainey, Joyce Goodknight, Ann Trittipo, Madaline Seely, Verna Mae Robinson, Donna Walker. Third Row: Tommy Henderson, Ralph Boll, John Pierce, Richard Hiatt, George Pace, Fred Willhoit, Jerry Hollies. Robert Huff, William Wilson, Jerry Smith, Rex Landrum, Robert Barber, Jay Long, Mrs. Records.
The purpose of 4-H is to develop clear thinking, a sense of loyalty, an ability to accept responsibility, and all the other ideals of a strong character so that each member may better serve his club, his community, and his country. Projects are designed not only to bring members together, but also to better equip them for the time when they are the "backbone" of the nation.
First Row- Maurice Parr, Sam Jones, Truman Pierce, Larry Miller, Dick Miller, Keith Trimble, Mr. Davis. Second Row: John Davis, Max Stoker, Warren Waymire, Walter Wolfe, Dudley Tolle, Larry Hughes, Arlis Tyner.
45Madonna Floyd, Jeannece Fihe, Ann Mallory, Rose Marie Bright, Jeannine Walker, Darlene McQuitty, Shirley Leakey, Mary Alice Leathers, Dorothy Goins, Janet Curran, Marie Barnes, Joyce Goodknight, Beverly Fettig, Carole Scudder, Mary Lou Neeley, Helen Berry, Jane Buzzard, Mary Sue Griffin, Carolyn Saxton, Jenene Ring] Linda Durr, Frances Hubley, Carolyn Coulson, Loretta Lloyd, Ruth Morgan, Sheilla Sorrell, Lynne Dunlap, Joyce Clary, Janice Taylor, Bonnie Duffitt, Marilyn Kohn, Gloria Heflin, Nancy Free, Ann Forney, Arlene Fernung, Carole Laster, Joa Lee Wilhelm, Melany Tyner, Tennie Tunnell, Marie Brown, Carolyn Tobin, Barbara Greene] Nancy Gessler, Frances Bohlander, Joan Graham, Pat Conley, Judy Holtsclaw, Marilyn Fettig, Margaret Hocker] Jeannette Huntsinger, Doris Krebs, Aletris Reynolds, Lois Duffey, Sharon Clark, Patricia Creamer, Carol Case, Georgia Mangas, Diana Etchison, Marita Tolle, Gay Small, Barbara Brewer, Carolyn Ritter, Ethel Boyden, Alice Boyden, Ruth Poole, Marilyn Cooper, Shirley Fisher, Agnes McCarthy, Delores Fowler, Myrna Reynolds, Shirley Beeman, Donna Nichols, Rosella McCorkle, Ruth Fleener, Pat Jones, Mary Creagmile, Patricia Hobbs, Barbara Legg, Sue Benedict, Darlene Riggs, Sandra Gardner, Ardella Truitt, Patsy Toney, Eleanor Hemphill, Darlene Anderson, Nancy Allen, Diana Horton, Mary Preston, Edith Pritchard, Martha Ann Frazier, Mary Kay Bourff, Betty Beckley, Barbara Fuller, Mary Williams, Mary Preston, Bee Jo Savage, Loretta Jarvis, Martha Jo Leisure, Sandra Beasley, Nancy Plummer, Joyce Coulter, Anabelle Arnold, Loris Foley, Eileen King, Helen Nickles, Lois Snyder, Patricia Hancock, Ruth Shull, Linda Lyst, Barbara Coe, Helen Nichols, Betty Floyd, Phyllis Brown, Phyllis Spitzmesser, Pat McCord, Mary Jane Foley, Barbara Smith, Mary Stage, Alice Southward, Patricia Van Blair.
For nine years the members of the Sunshine Society of Willkie High School have been doing their part to help spread sunshine throughout the community. The society's one hundred and five members, under the sponsorship of Miss Koons, meet every other Wednesday in the auditorium to discuss different projects. This year they sponsored a skating party to make money to contribute to the Riley Hospital at Indianapolis. At Christmas time the members played Santa Claus by each one giving a gift to some unfortunate child.
This year the theme of all the Indiana Sunshine Societies was "Keys," and each month there are program suggestions which carry out the theme of "Keys," such as "Peeking through the Keyhole."
The officers for this year were President, Carolyn Tobin; Vice President; Sheila Sorrell; Recording Secretary, Madonna Floyd; Corresponding Secretary, Joyce Clary; Treasurer, Mary Lou Neeley.
46The purpose of the Projection Club is to furnish trained operators of movie projectors. The boys in this club run movies during their free time and do a great service for the school.
First Row: Robert Jackson, Ralph Boll, Richard Gross. Second Row: Richard Smith, John Hocker, Gale Hartley, Jerry Hollies, George Pace, Jerry Carroll, Mr. Smith.
Seated: Jeannine Walker, Carolyn Coulter, Suzanne Henn, Dolores Boyce, Miss Allen, Ruth Morgan, Sandra Boyd, Carole Scudder. Standing: Maurice Parr, Booth Hamilton, Richard Wehrenberg, Jerry Hollies.
47Sam Jones, Rozella McCorkle, Loretta Jarvis, Carolyn Coulson, Nancy Gessler, Janice Taylor, Julia Stout, Anna May Rudig, Sherry Weddell, Mary Rudig,Richard Israel, Joe Noble, Mary Leeson, Lowell Evans, Judy Crim, Miriam Hick-ner, Ernest Amich, Larry Bailey, Richard Smith, Naomi Robbins, Virgil Whisler, Susan Jackley, Ann Forney, Sue Larimore, Danny Laub
48THE MARCHING BAND
The marching band, in brand new uniforms, did much toward contributing entertainment at almost every home football game. For their first performance the band used the theme "Skyride." They formed a star and then a moon while playing "Stairway to the Stars" and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon." They closed the show with "Somewhere over the Rainbow."
On October 17, All Band Day, the marching band was invited to Indiana University to perform along with over a hundred other bands.
The stars of the marching band are really our high-stepping majorettes. At practically every football and basketball game they give a clever and original performance. The majorettes themselves work out all of their own ideas and steps for the shows.
Left to Right: Mary Sue Griffin, Sherry Woods, Patricia Sutton, Sandra Riley (Head Majorette), Nancy Davies, Sharon Woods, Carole Baker.
4950The sixty-four members of the hard-working concert band meet every afternoon in the bandroom to practice. The first semester they were under the direction of Mr. Jacobs, but the second semester Mr. Brugger returned from the Air Force to direct them.
This year they presented two concerts for the general public and one concert at the Delco Remy's open house. At Christmas time the high-school concert band, the cadet band, and several of the church choirs presented the annual Christmas concert. During the basketball games they entertained the crowd by playing lively music before the game and at half time.
The officers of the band this year were Captain, Lester Fernung; Secretary-Treasurer, Carolyn Coulson; Librarian, Sam Jones.
THE CONCERT BAND
First Row: Carolyn Coulson. Mary Rudig, Doris Krebs, Frances Hubley, Robert Barber, John Pierce, Richard Israel, Dorothy Miller, Janice Taylor, Nancy Gessler, John Durm, Mary Preston, Sue Larrimor. Second Row; Carolyn De Long, Elaine Scott. Steve Ward, Kay Beeman, Norman Maley, Loris Foley, Fred Crum-baugh,Lester Fernung,Bonnie Duffitt, Danny Laub.Jack Dudley,George Gessler, Larry Fetz, Louise Hus-song, Peggy RockhiU, Frances Bohlander, Virgil Whisler. Third Row: Kay Heaton, Richard Sharp, Linda Southern, Anna Stout, Mary Sue Cain, James Lamb, Sam Jones, Rozella McCorkle, Arlene Fernung, Loretta Jarvis, Jerry Smith, Edith Pritchard, Ann Fourney, Joe Noble. Fourth Row: Naomi Robbins, Janice Taylor, Mr. Jacobs.
51What would happen if we didn't have our Booster Club? No other group shows more actively to all other schools how proud we are of our school and our basketball club.
The boosters are selected on basis of dependability, support, and sportsmanship. In order to retain memberhip in the Booster Club, each student is required to attend all of the meetings, beat all of the home games, follow all rules given by the club’s leaders, and show good sportsmanship at all times.
When seated, the Booster Club forms an eye-catching block of rooters to the visitors and to the adult section from Elwood. The members of the club are dressed uniformly--the girls in white sack blouses, and the boys in white shirts. Each member wears a red and blue crew hat with the letter "E" on its front.
The teams most ardent student fans join the boosters because they hope that their combined efforts will make everyone's morale and enthusiasm contagious. Every Elwood fan who attends the games yells a little longer and a little louder because of the efforts of the Booster Club.
First Row: Mary Alice Leathers, Dot Parr, Darlene McQuitty, Nancy Brogdon, Ann Rose, Shirley Leakey, Darlene Goins, Particia McCord, Mary Lou Neeley, Nila Jo Phillips. Second Row: Patty Jones, Patricia Hobbs, Joyce De Long, Jeannine Walker, Madonna Floyd, Madaline Seely, Loretta Lloyd, Jeannece Fihe, Delores Boyce, Ruth Morgan. Third Row: Gloria Heflin, Joan Graham, Susan Jackley, Sara Jane Smiley, Pat Cotton, Maribell Wheatley, Beverly Fettig, Carole Scudder, Sandra Boyd, Betty Baxter. Fourth Row: Janet Curran, Carolyn Coulter, Beverly McWilliams, Anne Mallory, Carolyn Smith, Donna Plummer, Ann Trittipo, Joyce Goodknight, Ardella Sanders, Joyce Cotton. Fifth Row: Marie Barnes, Joyce Clary, Lynne Dunlap, Betty Hanover, Mary Williams, Mary Jane Foley, Pat Bell, Helen Berry, Nancy Free, Tennie Tun-nell. Sixth Row: Diana Etchison, Nancy Plummer,Georgia Mangas, Carol Case, Annabell Arnold, Martha Jo Leisure, Carol Ritter, Agnes McCarthy, Delores Fowler, Kaye Van Buskirk. Seventh Row: Beverly Moore, Janie Fisher, Pat Cooper, Delores Arnold, Barbara Fuller, Phyllis Spitzmesser, Barbara Sheedy, Nancy Goins, Karen Stine, Margene Schuck. Eighth Row: Carolyn Phenis, Patty Smith, Marilyn Fettig, Maureen Conner, Darlene Riggs, Falba Hart, Beverly Day, Betty Beckley, Betty Floyd, Phyllis Brown. Ninth Row: Pat Conley, Ethel Boyden, Alice Boyden, Max Stoker, Dick Dellinger, David Jones, Jack Hughes, Delores Caldwell, Carolyn Mitchell, Jean Spies.
Left to Right: Suzanne Henn, Sheila Sorrell, Norman Erdman, Shirley Fisher, Rose Bright.
Left to Right: Suzanne Henn, Sheila Sorrell, Norman Erdman, Shirley Fisher, Rose Bright.
First Row: Ronnie Gallatin, Bob
Jameson, Robert Ebert, Don Groover, Bob Groover, Walter Tucker, David Frazier, Eddie McMinn, Mr. Davis. Second Row: Larry Hughes, Dudley Tolle, Walter Wolfe, John Davis, Warren Waymire, Bill Hancock, Scott Zeck, Arils Tyner.
Left to Right: Anne Mallory, Dick Wehrenberg, Agnes McCarthy.
Seated: Nancy Havens, Carolyn
Coulson, Miss Barnes. Standing: Miss Allen, Mr. Sullivan.First Row: Ruby Bragg, Betty Culp, Carolyn Jackman, Donna Nickles, Nancy Allen, Shirley Alumbaugh, Donna Benefield, Peggy Jackman, Shirley Switzer. Second Row: Kent Smith, Phillip Burton, Maragret Hocker, Shirley Kennedy, Patricia Hancock, Eleanor Hemphill, Mary McMinn, Marilyn Stone, Marilyn Deaver, Delores Bragg, Alice Bragg, Ora Groover, Sam Nichols. Third Row: Frank Jameson, Paul Dowler, Eugene Castor, James Sanders, Wilbur Biddle, James Hardebeck, William Wilson, Gale Hartley, William Hiatt, James Singer, Alpha Murphy, Rex Lacy. Albert Bannon, William Hackleman, Lee Scholl.
The Concessions Club consists of forty members who work hard selling refreshments at all the basketball games, but who receive very little in return. These boys and girls work faithfully at every home game, and then they turn all the money they earn over to worthwhile school projects. The members have many projects in mind and are now considering an amplifying unit for the auditorium, so that all the students will be able to hear, when programs and plays are presented there. No definite decisions have been made yet.
This year's officers of the Concession Club were William Hiatt, Manager; Gail Hartley, Assistant Manager; Shirley Alumbaugh, Secretary.
On Honor Day the members are given awards according to the number of points they have earned, and a party is given for the entire club after the basketball season closes. This year the dinner party was held on March 10. The party and honor awards were all that these students received for their year of service to the school.
55Jane Eyre . . . Mrs. Fairfax .
Grace Poole . The Woman . Mr. Rochester
............. June Ripperger
............Mary Sue Griffin
Lady Ingram . . Blanche . . . . ,
Frederick Lynn Mr. Mason . . . Mr. Wood . . .
. . . Carolyn Smith . . . Ann Trittipo . . . . Sandra Boyd Maribell Wheatley . . . Jack Newkirk
. . Ronald Walker
On April 23 and 24,1952, the junior class presented the dramatic production Jane Eyre adapted from the novel of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Under the direction of Mr. Callahan, the cast worked many evenings learning their parts for this play of mystery and love.
The stage was realistically decorated for the play which takes place in Thornfield Hall, a gloomy mansion, near the town of Millicote, England sometime during the 1840's. The story revolves around a young governess who comes to live at Thornfield Hall to teach Mr. Rochester's ward Adele. While living at Thornfield, she falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and at the climax of the play she is about to marry him when she learns the secret of his past--that he had been married while he was in the West Indies and that his insane wife is locked in the East wing of Thornfield. The play has its lighter moments too, such as the house party where you meet the haughty Lady Ingrim and her daughter Blanche.
The play was a big success; and due to its popularity, the cast gave two evening performances instead of the usual one adult performance.
THE JUNIOR CLASS PLAY OF '52
56The Art Club, which was formed by Mr. Freed last year after he took a survey of his art classes, is one of our newest clubs. However, a student does not have to be enrolled in an art class to be acceptable for membership. Anyone who is interested in art and is willing to work can join this organization.
During the Christmas season the Art Club brightened the school atmosphere with gay Christmas scenes painted on the windows and on the trophy cases. These students also made the life-like black panther which the school has adopted as its mascot and which everyone sees at basketball games.
The officers this year were President, James Limeback; Vice-president, Nancy Goins; Secretary-treasurer, Jean Reid.
THE ART CLUB
Standing Left to Right: Dick Plake, Charles Dickey. Xen Small, Jim Lineback.Don Morris, Bill Diehl, Gale Noble, Mr. Freed. Seated: Theresa Mangas, Justine Kennedy, Nancy Free, Carol Clymer, Darlene Goins, Jean Reid.
57Cast Standing: (1 to r ) Mr. Callahan, Donna Plummer, Jack Newkirk, Xen Small,Ronald Walker, Booth Hamilton, James Matchett, Maribell Wheatley, Marie Barnes.
Cast Seated: (1 to r) Ann Trittipo, Carolyn Coulter, Pat Cotton, Jean Reid, June Ripperger, Beverly Fettig, Sandra Boyd, Carolyn Smith.
THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED
THE SENIOR CLASS PLAY
Mrs. Amelia Dennis-------
Mrs. Caroline Blakesly Mrs. Walola Breckenridge Mrs. Grace Schoenbeck —
----------- Maribell Wheatley
------------------ Sandy Boyd
------------------- Paula Reid
---------------- Carolyn Smith
--------------- Ronald Walker
Marie Barnes and Luther Barnes ---------------------Callahan
Stage Hands Standing: (1 to r) Mr.
Callahan, Lester Fernung, Bob Henderson, Ray Hughes, Burel Tyner, Jim Whitehead.
Stage Hands Seated: (1 to r) Xen Small, Verna Robinson, Marie Barnes, Luther Barnes, Jenene Ring, Madaline Seeley, Nancy Havens.
58careful of that suitcase. Mr. Honeywell,HOMECOMING ’52
60The Queen and her court at the football field.
Seated: The Queen Linda
Southern. Standing: The
Court: Arlene Femung, Jean-nine Walker, and Carol Cly-mer.
Seated are Carolyn Smith, past Queen, and Jeannine Walker, a member of the court.
61When the students attending the Junior-Senior Prom entered the Panther Den on the evening of May 15, they found themselves in the garden of an old southern plantation. The Den had been transformed by stone walls and columns covered with climbing roses.
The Prom queen, who had been elected by the junior and senior classes, was Barbara Major, a senior. June Rip-perger , Beverly Fettig, Donna Plummer, and Carolyn Smith, who were the members of the queen's court, were all from the junior class. Nick Craig's band provided the dancing music for the occasion.
The students were invited to attend the movie About Face at the Elwood Theater after the Prom, and a breakfast was served to everyone by the members of the Country Club.
THE QUEEN AND HER COURT
JUNIOR-SENIOR PROMTHE SADIE HAWKINS
63WHO’S WHO IN ’53
65The Ticket Manager, Mr. Sullivan and his assistant, Joyce Beasley.
The Dean of Boys, Mr. Smith and the Dean of Girls, Miss McCammon.
First Row: Philip Morris, George Leisure, Ronnie Gallatin, Bill Deaton, John Hocker, Jerry Murphy, Jim Line-back, Terry Laster, Xen Small, Jerry Smith, Jerry Holliday, Larry Stine. Second Row: Jim McGuire, Douglas Goodman, Kenneth Garrison, Chet Gehrig, Mick Helpling, Gene Stage, Jim Cotton, Benny Stage, Rex Landrum, Kyle Dauenhauer, David Adair, Gerald Anderson. Third Row . Don Morris, King Huntsinger, Roland Allen, Dave Johns, Ivan Fowler, Dick Miller, Phil Fettig, Ronnie Cole, Ed Morris, Ronnie Hollowell, Dick Underwood, and Student Manager Don Loser. Fourth Row: Student Manager Dick Wood, Walter Wolfe, Vernon Jackson, Mike Ripperger, Nolan Brooks, Norman Maley, Conrad Seibold, Larry Fihe, Max Landrum, Lester Coston, Warren Waymire, and Student Manager Dave Courtney.
September Elwood Opponents 5--Harford City 14 6 A A m
September 12--West Layfayette 0 15 1
September 19-Tipton 7 0 " 1
September 26--Wabash 13 0 '
October 3—Komo 28 0
October 10--Noblesville 46 6
October 17--Alexandria 20 6
October 24—Peru 21 31
October 31--Anderson 21 27
Jerry Murphy halfback
Bill Deaton halfback
Phil Morris fullback
John Hocker fullback
David Adair end
George Leisure halfback
Left to Right: David Courtney, Dick Woods, Don Loser, Frank By-kowski.
Larry Stine end
Jim Lineback guard
Terry Laster guard
Ronnie Gallatin tackle
Xen Small center
69Front Row: Richard Sharp, Duane Stafford, Raymond Duffey, Dick Carmichael, Everett Webb, Jerry Smith, Larry Scudder, Ronald Walser, Don Merritt, Bill Bol.Jim Lamb, and Fred Davis. Second Row: Junior McQueen-Student Manager, John Burdsall, Dan Merritt, Byron Hanson, Larry Fetz, Jeb Carter, Preston Manis, David Jones, Mike Hoefer, and Bill Thompson.
Manager, Arley McQueen
Sept. 25 - St. Josephs Elwood 14 Opponents 7
Oct. 2 - Kokomo 6 32
Oct. 8 - Anderson 7 7
Oct. 15 - St. Josephs 14 7
Oct. 22 - Marion 14 38
70Left to Right: Tom Sosbe. Bill Deaton, Jerry Murphy, King Huntsinger, Jim Cotton, Phil Jung, Jerry Hollies, Ed Morris, Gene Stage, Gene DeBonis, John Hooker.
First Row: Max Landrum. Jim McGuire, Warren Waymire, Dave Francis, Dick Hiatt, Jim Jung, Mick Holliday. Second Row: Bernie Altherr, Roger Mitchell, Conrad Seibold, Jim Frye, Ed Morris, John David, Bill Abner. Third Row: Estel Donaldson, John Smedley, Jim Caldwell, Mick Helpling, Phil Fettig, Norman Maley.
Left to Right: Mr. Shuck, freshman coach; Mr. Ward, varsity coach; Mr. Bykowski, B-team coach.First Row: Junior McQueen, Bill Bol, Larry Scudder, Everett Webb, David Huff, Don Merritt. Second Row: David Jones, Dan Merritt, Steve Ward. John Burdsall, Jerry Smith. Third Row: Don Garrison. Mike
Hofer, Bob Wardwell, Jeb Carter. Larry Fetz, Dallas Heston.
First Row, Left to Right: Benny
Stage, Ronnie Gallatin, Charles Wardwell, Joe Hardeback, Bob Ebert, and coach Mr. Davis. Second Row: Bob Jackson, Keith Trimble. Truman Pierce, Alan Horine, Walter Tucker. Third Row: Walter Wolfe, Dudley Toll, Stanley Legg, Eddie Everling, Larry Hughes.
7?APRIL 1, AT WABASH
Elwood 55 1 2
Wabash 53 1 2
APRIL 8, AT HOME
Elwood 66 1 3
Peru 42 2 3
APRIL 10, AT HOME
APRIL 15, AT HOME
APRIL 21, AT SHERIDAN
APRIL 26, AT ANDERSON
Elwood 82 3 7
Markleville 70 9 14
Alexandria 55 4 42
F rankton 19 1 2
Lapel 11 10 21
Summitville 11 2
MAY 2, AT NOBLESVILLE
Noblesville 67 1 3
Elwood 41 1 2
Lawrence Central 33 5 6
Lebanon 21 1 3
1952 TRACKFirst Row: Rex Landrum, Dick Wood, Kyle Dauenhauer. Second Row: Terry Laster, Benny Stage, Xen Small, Jim McGuire, John Hocker.Joe Wood. Third Row: Jerry Smith, Warren Alexander, Mick Helpling, Larry Stine, Bob Huff, Bob Henderson, Phil Morris, Mr. Ward. Fourth Row: Ronnie Gallatin, Jim Lineback, Bill Deaton, Jim Cotton, Jerry Murphy, Gene Stage, Dave Adair, Jerry Holliday.
It is through the E-Men's Club that Willkie High School's athletes are taught to work together to help the school and the community. Membership consists of athletes who have won their varsity "E" in sports.
The club was designed to serve, and although the membership changes, the purpose never changes.
The club sponsors an open-house to start the basketball season. Everyone is invited to watch the "premier" of the basketball team and hear the latest changes in rules. The club also sponsors dances to entertain the student body. Money that is made from the open-house and dances goes to further the projects of the club.
The E-Men have placed markers on the football field, and recently they bought a television set for the Panther Den. In March the E-Men gave the school a big dance which turned out to be a big success.
Mr. Ward, the sponsor, is the one who helps the club to help the school. He was ably assisted this year by Bill Deaton, President, and Dick Wood, Secretary-Treasurer.
75Top Row: (1 to r): Mae Castor, Patricia Cooper, Erma Rainey, Carolyn Mitchell, Dorothy Manghelli, Patty Cramer. Sharon Dellinger, Barbara Kane, Ardella Truett, Patsy Toney, Eleanor Hemphill, Darlene Anderson, Nancy Allen, Sandra Frye, Shirley Fisher, Agnes McCarthy, Delores Fowler, Beverly Moore. Second Row: Peggy Borst, Jenene Ring, Linda Durr, Mildred Carter, Marita Rolle, Gay Small, Barbara Brewer, Carolyn Ritter, Ethel Boy-den, Marilyn Fettig, Joann Cole, Ruth Polle, Mary Lou Cooper, Shirley Switzer, Theresa Mangas, Sandra Gardner, Third Row; Jane Fisher. Joa Lee Wilhelm, Melany Tyner, Tennie Tunnell, Marie Brown, Carolyn Tobin, Barbara Green, Delores Arnold, Naomi Robbins, Frances Bohlander, Joan Graham, Patricia Conley, Judy Holtzclaw, Marilyn Beeman, Sharon Clark, Ellen Singer, Doris Krebs. Fourth Row: Ardella Sanders, Rose Waples, Shirley Fite, Carolyn Phenis, Loretta Lloyd, Ruth Morgan, Mary Rudig, Beverly Day, Sheila Sorrell, Lynne Dunlap, Janis Taylor, Delores Caldwell, Bonnie Duffit, Margaret Switzer, Bottom Row: Jean Reid, Jeannece Fihe, Ann Mallory, Rose Bright, Suzanne Henn, Sandra Boyd, Beverly McWilliams, Carolyn Coulter, Janet Curran, Marie Barnes, Joyce Goodknight, Beverly Fettig, Carole Scudder, Dorothy Goins, Jeannine Walker, Darlene McQuitty, Mary Alice Leathers.
GIRLS’ ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The Girls' Athletic Association is a club organized for the girls of Willkie High School who are interested in sports activities. Each six weeks the members select three activities such as dancing, bowling, archery, or basketball. Each activity is then scheduled for Monday, Wednesday, or Friday of that six weeks.
To become a member of G. A. A„, a girl is required to earn fifty points by taking part in the G. A. A. activities. Initiation is held every year at the beginning of the second semester for girls eligible for membership -- usually by having a party in the Panther Den, after which the new girls are made members.
Each year the Girls' Athletic Association has a play-day to which members of G. A. A. in other cities are invited. The Elwood and out-of-town girls play in competition for such sports as volley ball or basketball.
The officers of G. A. A. are elected by the members. The officers for this year were President, Beverly Moore; Vice - President, Carole Scudder; Secretary, Sheila Sorrell.
THE CENTENNIAL QUEEN
The students of Wendell Willkie High School were very proud to have the Elwood 1952 Centennial Queen chosen from their senior class. Pretty, brown-haired Beverly Fettig, who was sponsored by the Elks Lodge, ruled all during the centennial celebration by virtue of having been chosen queen from the thirteen candidates.
Beverly was crowned at Calloway Park on June 28, by George Graig, candidate for governor, before a crowd of almost two thousand people. The newly crowned queen and her court took a prominent part in the pageant which presented many historical scenes ofElwood's hundred years of development
An hour-long centennial parade climaxed the week's festivity on June 28. Many floats were entered by neighboring towns as well as by local merchants and manufacturers. The queen and her court which included Patricia Landrum, Cleta Rich, Barbara Major, Sue Chesterfield, and Carole Scudder, rode upon a beautifully decorated, pure white float. At ten o'clock the same evening the Queen's Ball was given at the Elwood Armory. Bill .Taylor's orchestra played for the large crowd which attended the dance in spite of the heat.
In addition to the numerous gifts which Beverly received from the local merchants, she and her mother were treated to a trip to Florida. While they were in Miami, the mayor presented the queen with the key to the city, and everyone concerned made the trip a memorable one. As you can see, Queen Beverly had a very busy, but very happy reign.
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More than a half century of banking 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 CorporationELWOOD FLOOR STORE
1524 Main St. Phone 1453
EAST SIDE PARTS COMPANY
Automotive Parts. Supplies Equipment
REYNOLDS ELECTRIC CO.
Electrical Retailer and Contractor
12 Chamness Ave.
"HAVE A COKE" Continuous
COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
BROWN’S JEWELRY Compliments
Watch Repair and Diamonds of
2101 Main RAY HOLLENSBE
Insurance Agency Inc.
STEVENS TIRE Complete Insurance Service
BATTERY SERVICE Tires — Batteries — Accessories
Lubrication Washing 210 So. 22nd St. Phones 121 and 159
701 So. Anderson St. Phone 1146 Best Wishes from Johnson Sea Horse Outboard Motors
£entrat “Paint and undlesi Any Kind of Boats And Canoes in Wood or Metal Chris-Craft Boat Kits
( ontftanef., 7hc. Tee-Nee Trailers
Dupley Moboil Oils Greases LEATHER’S BOAT HOUSE
1621 South A St. El wood 1823 No. A St.
ALLEN’S SHOE STORE
EDGAR M. CLARK CO., INC.
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Phone 108 Often £,oextf “Tftcnute tde 'ZfteasiCongratulations from
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OVER-SIZE FILM FINISHING
Acme Auto Body Shop
F. W. Woolworth’s
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CONTINENTAL CAN CO.
9(H) North I) Street Elwood, IndianaF. E. DeHORITY SON JOHN W. MOORE
AGENCY CHEVROLET SALES
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Hooker's Monuments Markers
MONTICELLO MANUFACTURING COMPANY
— In Anderson —
1813 Meridian Phone 6686
Prescriptions Accurately Filled
200 So. Anderson Phone 301
ELWOOD READY MIX CONCRETE CO.
Build Today The Concrete Way Office and Plant 2500 S. D Street
Phone 1351 Elwood, Indiana
HOME ICE COAL
1800 S. D Phone 90
Coney Island Shop
Eddie Land’s Music Stand
1953 Seniors “Make you the world a bit more View-Point,
We Salute You beautiful because you have been in it.” Inc.
Thank Y ou “We do most of your printing.” Elwood Bank Supply Co., Inc.
Without our advertisers we would not have been able to publish the 1953 Crescent. Once again we want to thank them, for they have made the successful publication of this book possible.
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