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E. S. HOUSE...........
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JARED CARTER .........
RICHARD SHARP ........
LORETTA JARVIS .......
MARTHA JO LEISURE ....
MARSHALL SHERMAN .....
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Summer faded . . . school came inevitably .. .
musty books, the rhythmic hammering in the new shop addition, laughter, the hall floors polished in faint, concentric patterns.
Autumn was hazy, tangy afternoons; frost-tinged nights; the receding sun casting longer shadows; falling leaves of auburn, lemon, and amber.
The boom of a football as it is kicked, soaring high above the screaming voices of the crowd . . . the band flashing in the smoky sunlight . . .
Classes: outside the window, brilliant, inviting fall—
You, there! What is the square of 194? Who was John Cabot? What are the home row keys? Why is—the bell!
Out, away, goodbye school! Football practice, jobs, drugstore, homework? Well . . . steam hissing in the radiators . . . Halloween . . . Elwood 13, Kokomo 6 . . . fall is dying . . listless, gray skies . . .
4of the Year
First snow fell when the basketball team played (and won) their initial games at Plymouth and Warsaw . . .
The days grew shorter, colder ... a welcome Thanksgiving vacation . . . trading class pictures . . . report cards. Oh. “Is there a pep session this afternoon? Wow, I haven’t seen her around before! Look! My names’s in the Megaphone!”
Christmas—the Crescent Dance, Santa Claus at the freshman party, seniors caroling in the halls, presents,
and church on Christmas morning.
FIGHT PANTHERS FIGHT!
Tipton came close . . . the Silver Horseshoe ...
Snow! falling like fine lace from a giant sewing basket—trees and cars in icy shells. And after school...
“We have just one other announcement this afternoon: The throwing of snowballs in the school area is NOT to be tolerated!”
Too many coats on the hall racks, new letter jackets, dancing in the Den at noon—Win that sectional!It didn’t happen all at once, but gradually... school work became unbearable . . . the air smelled fresher, greener . . . skies were bluer, girls prettier—it was spring!
A wisp of smoke, and the thin runners shoot out, straining in precisioned strides as they streak over the soft cinders . . . Convertibles with tops down, tennis, carry your jacket to school, watch the trees turn green, loaf outside Sam’s before the bell.
The White Sox win nine straight, Easter dresses are in bright colors, and let’s go swimming at Clearwater!
A night to remember: the Prom.
After weeks of preparation, soft music, roses, dinner jackets, and smooth-shouldered girls— the young in love, and the cool night of stars.
Graduation a few weeks away.
“I won’t cry when I leave this place, that’s for sure!” “Boy! I’ll be a sophomore!”
The last days were spent at gay and melancholy parties ... then came the caps and gowns . . . practices . . . and finally—
Commencement!It was all over, seemingly. ..
For the underclassmen, there remained two, perhaps three more happy years. But for the seniors, the joyous high school days had ended . . . they remembered—
the ball games, the teachers, tests, homerooms, friends, and loves . . . During four years, they played and laughed
and in more somber moments, they prayed ... and studied ... and wished— not that they could begin anew, for the call of maturity was beckoning—but they wished they had kept some sort of diary, some record of these few, early years.
This book is that record, created by the people who appear on its pages, and who lived its events . . .
These individuals now go their separate ways, into the wonderful, challenging world. They enjoyed the American heritage of a free education. And they not only learned—they learned to live.
Junior Class Play 10
Senior Class Play 11
Crescent Empress ............... 14
Homecoming Queen 15
Outstanding Seniors 16-17
Sadie Hawkins’ Day 18
9JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
An unpredictable chain of events nearly led to the dowfall of Adam Adams, when he began covering up for his wild adventures during “Adam’s Evening,” presented by the class of 1956 on April 29, 1955.
Plagued by the threats of hilarious Dr. Fregone and suicidal Elmer Green, Adam and the entire cast laid the audience on the aisles with one of the funniest high school plays in years.
As Mr. Callahan was unable to direct some of the practices and rehearsals, Mr. Kellum stepped in and carried on with a fine job of directing.
Adam Adams................ RICHARD SHARP
Anna Adams...............LINDA SOUTHERN
Mrs. Bean, Mother-in-law MARILYN BEEMAN
John Cokes...............GEORGE GESSLER
Mrs. Cokes...............NANCY PLUMMER
Dr. Fragone..............RICHARD BROWN
Rosita, his wife RITA BILTZ
Elmer Green ........... RONALD FETTIG
Casper, Negro handy man ..... JERRY SMITH
Gertie, Negro Maid SHERRY CLARK
CASTSENIOR CLASS PLAY
The 1956 Senior Class play “Stardust,” was presented to enthusiastic audiences on November 16 and 17, 1955. A comedy-satire, the play took place in the Fine Arts department of an eastern school, and the plot revolved about a famous visiting actress. Prudence Mason, who had reluctantly consented to appear in the student production of “Arthur and Cleopatra.”
Matrimony, movie contracts, and making glue were part of the mayhem that ensued, and the result was a unique and entertaining production.
The play was directed by Mr. Brown, and Judy Holtsclaw and Dan Brunson were student directors.
Mr. Bach .............. RICHARD BROWN
Phil Ford ................. DAVID HUFF
Prudence Mason . SHERRY CLARK
Arthur Scott, ]r........ GEORGE GESSLER
Jerry Flanagan ........ RICHARD SHARP
Claire Carter ......... GEORGIA MANGAS
Miss Dejore............ MARILYN BEEMAN
Jad Voorhis ......... JERRY McCLISH
Janet Ross ............ SANDY BEASLEY
Marion Phipps MARITA TOLLE
Stella Brahms ........ LINDA SOUTHERN
Cynthia Keen ............... RITA BILTZ
Mavis Moriarity ....... DIANA ETCHISON
Miss Freeman .......... DONNA BROOKS
Miss Robinson ....... DARLEEN ANDERSON
Miss Jones.........................SANDY GARDNERJUDY HOLTSCLAW
With the leadership of such outstanding seniors as these, the Class of 1956 accomplished a great deal. When only Freshmen, the class upset a Junior tradition by winning the Homecoming Queen election. Although beaten in their Sophomore year, the class bounced back to win the same contest in their Junior year.
Chosen Most LikelySeniors
The Class of 1956 led Willkie High teams to many victories in the fields of athletics and speech, and contributed to the cultural and entertainment of everyone with other activities like the class plays, Megaphone, Crescent, and the Band.
Scholarship was another feature of the Class of 1956, and these outstanding students, along with many others, will continue to represent Elwood as a center of learning and progress.
FvarDAdministration ....-............. 20
19Superintendent, MR. KEITH SCOTT Principal, MR. M. A. COPELAND
Left to right: Iris Bridges. Carole Baker, and Lillian Mikels.
MISS 1)1 KG El
MISS KOONSScience and Math
Class Officers 30-31
Seniors ..................... 32-46
Sophomores .................... 51-54
Freshmen 55-57MARTHA JO LEISURE Treasurer
GEORGIA MANGAS President RITA BILTZ
EVERETT WEBB Vice President
Pice President .... Treasurer
ANN KINCAID LYNDALL MOCK RONALD BEASLEY MARTHA MANGAS
Jack Aaron Annabell Arnold I Megaphone. Boosters.
Norman Aldridge Timothy Balser
Band, Orchestra, Latin. Home Room Officer.
Nancy Allen Sandra Beasley
CAA. SSS, Concessions. Crescent, National Honor Society, Boosters. SSS, Spanish, Senior Class Play.
Jerry E. Alumbaugh Marilyn Kay
Band, Orchestra, Student Council, Junior Class
i Plav, Senior Class Plav, CAA.
Darleen Kay Sue Benedict
Anderson Choir. SSS.
National Honor Society, Crescent Editor, Senior Class play. Student Council. Spanish. Latin, Boosters. Dramatics, GAA. SSS. Wilbur Biddle
Freshman Track Manager, Concession.
Mary Kay Boruff
Crescent, Boosters, SSS, 4-H.
Joseph L. Biltz
Ethel Thereasa Boyden Boosters, Orchestra, Dramatics, Spanish. GAA, SSS.
Louis Biltz Ruby Bragg
Varsity Football, Varsity Concession, SSS.
Basketball, Varsity Track,
Varsity Baseball, E-Mens Club.
Rita Marie Biltz
Track Queen, Sophomore Class Treasurer, GAA, Varsity Yell Leader, SSS, Art, Junior Class Treasurer, Junior Class Play, Senior Class Secretary, Senior Class Play, Dramatics.
Freshman Yell Leader, SSS, GAA, Boosters.
Donna Benefiel SSS. Art. GA . Concession.
SSS, GAA. DCE.Donna Lou Brooks Rand. Orchestra. SSS, GAA. Senior Class Play.
Phillip Arnold Brown
Boosters, Dramatics, DCE, Choir.
National Honor Society, Dramatics, Crescent, Debate, Latin, Band, Junior Class Play, Senior Class Play, Student Council.
Latin. Debate, Senior Class Play (Student Director).
Student Council, E-Mens, Varsity Football, Varsity Track, Varsity Baseball.
GAA, SSS, Boosters.
Mary Sue Cain
SSS, Dramatics, Crescent,
Jared R. Carter National Honor Society, Varsity Football, Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track, E-Mens, Megaphone Edi-tor-in-Chief, Student Council, Spanish, Debate.
Boosters, GAA, DCE.Carol Case
SSS. Booster . Crescent.
Mae Castor SSS, Boosters, Art.
Sherry Darlene Clark
GAA, Boosters, Latin, Dramatics, Junior Class Play, Senior Class Play, Crescent, Megaphone, Choir, Art.
Vo. Ag. Basketball. Usher, 4-H Club.
Patricia Louise Conley
Banil, Crescent, Dramatics, Boosters, CAA,
Maureen Conner SSS, Dramatics, Boosters, Choir.
Marilou Cooper SSS, GAA, Latin.
Andrew Courtney Student Council. “B” Team Yell Leader, Band. Orchestra.
Concessions. Boosters, SSS.Barbara Ellen Danner SSS. Boosters. GAA. Megaphone. Choir.
Sharon Dellinger Dramatics. GAA, SSS. Boosters, Crescent.
Boosters. Dramatics, Crescent, 4-H. GAA. Choir. SSS.
Band. Concessions, Propection.
Barbara Jean Dooley SSS. Boosters. Latin.
Paul E. Dowler
Latin. Concessions, Varsity Track Manager, Freshman Track.
Anna Mae Ebbert SSS, Boosters, Choir, DCE.
Head Majorette, Senior Class Play, Crescent, Dramatics, Boosters, SSS.
Ag. Basketball, Usher, Freshman Track.Marilyn Fettig
Crescent, Megaphone. Boosters, SSS, Dramatics.
Dramatics. Junior Class Play, Student Council.
Larry Morton Fetz E-Mens. Varsity Football, Freshman Basketball, Freshman Track, Latin, Student Council, Band, Crescent.
Jeanne Fiscus Boosters, DCE, Dramatics, Latin, Crescent.
Richard N. Fred
Vo. Ag. Basketball, Boosters. DCE.
Sandra C. Frye Boosters, SSS. CAA.
Boosters, Senior Class Play, GAA, Choir, Dramatics, SSS.
Donald Garrison E-Mens, Varsity Track. Varsity Football, Fresh man Basketball, Choir.
37George Gessler Debate, Dramatics, Latin.
Ag. Basketball, Ushers, 4-H, DCE. Band.
Larry L. Goins Choir.
Merrill O. Groover
Murvelle Groover DCE.
Latin, Dramatics, Crescent, Boosters, GAA, SSS.
Patricia Anne Hancock SS, Spanish, GAA, Band, Orchestra. Concessions.
Gerald A. HartingEleanor Hemphill Jeanne E.
GAA, SSS, Concession . HOLLIDAY
Boosters, Art, GAA, SSS.
Dallas Lee Heston Freshman Football, Freshman Track, Varsity Basketball, E-Mens Club, Choir.
Harry Holtsclaw Debate, Dramatics, Student Council, Crescent, National Honor Society, Latin Club.
Peggy Hinds Pat Hopkins
Boosters, Megaphone, Spanish.
Robert Michael Jeanette Horine
Hofer Art. SSS.
Varsity Basketball, Freshman Football, E-Mens Club.
Kenneth E. Hill Varsity Football, Varsity Track, E-Mens Club.
Judith Janene Holtsclaw Boosters, GAA, Dramatics, Speech, Senior Class Play, Crescent, Art, Choir, Freshman Cheerleader, SSS.David W. Huff E-Mens, Spanish, Golf, Senior Class Play, Megaphone.
Choir, Boosters, Ushers.
James J. Hunsberger
Jeannette Huntsinger Booster, SSS.
Rex S. Huntsinger
Ervin S. Jackman
Peggy Lee Jackman
Booster, GAA, Concessions.
Frank Jameson, Jr.
Ushers, Concessions, 4-H Club, Vo. Ag. Judging Team.
Loretta Kaye Jarvis Band, Orchestra, Latin, Crescent Editor, SSS.Caroline Ann Kelly Sue Ann Larimore
Boosters, SSS. Band.
Judith Joan Kilgore Barbara E. Legg
SSS, Boosters, Choir. Latin, SSS, Boosters,
Gary L. Kinser
Vo. Ag. Juding Team.
Stanley E. Legg
Vo. Ag. Basketball. Live stock Judging.
Varsity Basketball, Varsity Football, E-Mens.
Bonnie Lee Knotts DCE.
Football (St. Joseph). Usher.
James Ernest Lamb
Varsity Track. Varsity Football. Band.Ann Leisure
Martha Jo Leisure
SSS, Boosters, Dramatics, Debate, National Honor Society, Crescent Editor, 4-H Club, Senior Class Treasurer.
Nancy Brogdon Lineback Boosters, Crescent, Latin, Dramatics, SSS, DCE Club.
Senior Class President, Junior Class Vice President, Boosters, SSS, Pep Committee, Student Council, Senior Class Play, DAR Good Citizenship Award.
Jerry G. McClish
E-Mens, Track Manager, Dramatics, Senior Class Play.
GAA, Boosters, Concessions, SSS.Arley McQueen
Freshman Football. Freshman Basketball. Student Manager for Football.
Gary Don Meritt Latin, E-Mens. Freshman Football, Varsity Basketball Manager.
Larry D. Merritt
Freshman Basketball, Varsity Football, E-Mens, Spanish.
Ronald G. Michael Varsity Football, Track, E-Mens, Spanish, Bowling League.
Helen L. Nickels
SSS, Concessions, DCE.
National Honor Society, Crescent Editor-in-Chicf, Band, Student Council, Debate, Dramatics, Latin. Orchestra.
Nancy E. Plummer
Boosters, Crescent, Megaphone, SSS, Dramatics, Junior Class Play, GAA, DE.
Ruth Ann Poole CAA. SSS.Mary Evelyn Preston SSS, Band. Carolyn Sle Ritter SSS, Boosters, CAA, Crescent, DCE.
Edith M. Pritchard Band. Boosters, SSS, DE. Elaine Scott Band, SSS.
Myrna Sue Reynolds SSS. Larry Ray Scudder Varsity Football, Spanish, E-Mens, Freshman Basketball.
Melody M. Rice SSS, GAA, DCE, Choir. Richard Sharp Band, Debate, Dramatics, Sophomore President, Student Council, Spanish, Latin, National Honor Society, Varsity Football, Junior Class Play, Senior Class Play, E-Mens, Megaphone Editor, Crescent Editor, Pep Committee.
Gordon L. Riley
Ester Gay Small GAA, Student Council, Dramatics, SSS.Jerry Smith
Varsity Football. Junior Class Play. Baml. E-Mens.
Kent Smith Choir, DCE.
Linda Sue Southern
Homecoming Queen, Dramatics, Megaphone, GAA, Band, Junior Class Play, Senior Class Play.
Spanish, E-Mens, Freshman Football, Varsity Basketball Manager, DCE.
Darryl Stansberry Spanish.
Band. Varsity Football, Dramatics, Debate, Student Council, E-Mens.
Shirley Mae Switzer Band. GAA, Latin, SSS, Concessions, 4-H.
Sharon L. Taylor
Spanish, Football, Choir.
Marita La Rae Tolle
Boosters, Senior.Class Play, Sophomore Class Secretary, Latin, SSS, GAA, Debate, Dramatics, Megaphone Editor, Choir, Band.Ardella Sue Truitt GAA, SSS, Choir.
Arlis K, Tyner
Vo. Ag. Basketball, Usher, 4-H, Vo. Ag. Judging Team.
Marie Usfo Dramatics.
Kaye Van Buskirk
Homecoming Queen, Junior Class Secretary, Crescent. Art, Boosters.
Crescent Editor. Varsity Basketball. Varsity Track, Band, Latin. E-Mens. Debate, Dramatics.
Robert Earl Wardwell
Freshman Basketball, Varsity Basketball, E-Mens, Vo. Ag. Judging Teams, 4-H.
Everett Fredric Webb
Sophomore Class Vice President, Junior Class President. Senior Class Vice President, National Honor Society, Spanish, Student Council, E-Mens, Varsitv Football. Varsity Basketball, Varsity Track.
Basketball (St. Joseph).Juniors
Ann Aldridge John Alexander Lowell Alexander Ed Anderson Paula Anderson
Frankie Arehart Donald Armie Larry Bailey Patricia Baxter Paul Beck
Melvin Benefiel Ronald Berry Marion Bertog Joseph Bertsch John Bess
Robert Bickel Judith Bilby Carolyn Boll Jerry Boruff Richard Boyland
Ronald Boyland Jerry Brummet Barbara Bull Kay Byler Jay Byler
Ilene Caldwell Rex Carlile David Carmer Sue Castor Jerry Champion
Don Clark Stephen Clark David Clouser Paul Clouser Stephen Cockerham
Jerry Collins Bernard Collis Larry Courtney Catherine Creamer Marvin Crim
Eva Crull Jerry Curtis Kathleen Dauenhauer James Davis Larry Davis
Jerry DeLong Janet Dickey Jeanetta Dickey John Diehl Ronald Doan
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John Downham Eva Ebbert Ronald Etchison David Evans George Fettig
Thomas Fihe Ardith Frazier Victor Frazier Jerry Fuller Francis Galbreath
Eva Gardner Carolyn Garner Jerry Gillum Thearl Goodrich Ronald Goodwin
Theresa Gootee Rose Graham Carolyn Green Karen Gregory Robert Gross
Lonita Gunn Lloyd Hahn Ronald Hallam Dorrell Haneline Doris Hanover
Kathryrn Harbit Jack Hardebeck Eugenia Harney Richard Harney Marilyn Harris
Harold Harting Ronald Hasecuster Jim Headley Beverly Heflin Zona Hickman
Connie High Maurice Hinds Linda Hocker Nancy Hocker Robert Huffman
Don Hughes Merrill Hughes Jerry Hunt Mary Hunt Marietta Hunter
David Huntsinger Peggy Huntsinger Sharon Jarvis Robert John Fred JonesJuniors
Barbara Keesling Mary Kiefer Leanna King Bob Kochman Linda Lacey
Nancy Landrum Bonnie Leathers Robert Leavell Raymond Leonard Judy Lewellen
John Lewis Janet Lindley Frances Loser Judith McCorkle Phillip McCorkle
Lylith Manis Marlene Manis Linda Meltzer David Miller Majorie Miller
Nancy Mitchell Richard Mitchell Beverly Moreland John Morgan Jo Ann Mosbaugh
Jacquine Murray Larry Myers Barbara Neely Terry Newkirk Samuel Nickles
Thomas Noble Sonja Odom Joyce Ootom Beverly Owens Johnny Parker
Richard Parker Martha Parsons Rodney Passmore Tom Phillips Dorothy Price
Larry Ramey Sara Richards Robert Richardson Alyce Richwine Nancy Ridge
Donna Riser Carl Ritter Luana Robertson Rosetta Robinson Carolyn RockhillJuniors
Bill Rodgers Ted Rose Anna Rudig Mack Sams John Sivert
Sally Southworth David Stafford Donald Stafford Julia Stout Irene Sturtsman
Sandra Swanfelt Jean Taylor Barbara Teter Kenneth Tillman Trent Toensing
Michael Trimble Rachael Tucker Rubin Tunnell Jeannie Underwood Sharon Van Meter
Harold Vest Phyllis Wann Joy Ward Eddie Warner Lois Webb
Thomas Weddell John Weismiller Georgia Welcher Sue Welcher Harold Wells
Glavis Wheeler Danny Whetsel Robert Willhoite Patricia Williams Jerry Wolfe
Pamela Wolfe Jodean Wylie
Thomas Adams Donald Alumbaugh Darlene Amos Sandra Armie Judith Bailey David Balser
Charles Barnes Ralph Beamer Ronald Beasley Jerry Beeman Tom Bickel George Blackford
Betty Bond Carol Borst Sue Boruff Robert Bragg Carolyn Brewer Larry Brewer
Harry Bright Card Brobst George Brudsall Ann Bucheit Willie Caldwell Noah Carpenter
Rex Castor Allan Clark Larry Clymer Richard Coats Delores Coe Marvin Cole
David Cooper Barbara Cox Lois Cox Roma Cox Judy Crim Linda Crosthwaite
Carl Danner Martha Darrow Tom Davis Anita Day Judith DeLong Sonia DeVaney
Roberta Dickey Marjorie Dicks Barbara Downham Charles Drake Linda Duckworth Elouise Ebbert
Jerry Everling Charlotte Faulstich Lonny Fincher Michael Fowler Ida Gardner Rosalie GarrisonSophomores
Thomas Glotzbaugh Marcia Goodrich Lou Groover Roger Gross Barbara Hahn Harold Hahn
Ruth Hamilton Ronald Hancock Harold Hanover Judy Harris Larry Harting Sherry Hartzler
Pat Harvey Sandra Hayes Joseph Heflin David Henn Sue Hennegan Paula Heston
Frankie Hevron Sue Hibst Roger Hinds Glenadene Hobson Jimmie Hobson John Hofer
Vera Holliday Judith Holmes Thomas Hoover Phyllis Horine Ronnalee House Thomas Howerton
Judith Hoylman Judy Hudson Larry Hudson Sandra Huff Gordon Hughes Forrest Hunsberger
Jim Huntsman Danny Hutchison Julia Idlewine Jim Jackman Rita Jaenichen Patty Jameson
Barbara John Beatrice John Brenda Johnston Jerry Jordon Lawrence Kaiser Danny Kantner
John Kantner Marion Keller Ann Kincaid Frederic Kincaid Sue Kinser Barbara KleinSophomores
Marilyn Kleyla Kenneth Knopp Jerry Knotts Virginia Knotts Charles Lee Danny Lee
Thomas Lehman Beverly Leisure Ernest Lineback Georgia Locke Judy Magner Darlene Mamough
Martha Mangas Sharon McElfresh Reta McGinnis Harold McKinley Alice McPhearson Donald McPhearson
Phillip McQueen Darrell McQuitty Chester McWilliams Lindall Mock Redge Moore Marlene Morris
Linda Murphy Daniel Nance James Nickles Deanna O’Haver Barbara Parr Malcom Pavese
Jerry Pedro William Peters Richard Phenis Jack Preston Billie Rainey Murl Rich
Carole Richardson Karhleen Riggs James Riley Sue Riva Thomas Robbins Karen Robinson
Ronald Sanders Judith Saxton Bennie Scott Judith Seely Roberta Shepard Marshall Sherman
Ramona Shinkle Jeannie Short Barbara Shull David Sigler Elizabeth Sigler Cecil SkeenSophomores
Clay Small Francis Smith Janet Smith Richard Smith Voncille Smith Emily Sohn
Douglas Sorrell Suzanne Southworth Patty Spangler Mary Spies Marcus Stacy Patricia Stage
Sharon Stage Judy Stewart Linda Stone Madeline Stone Larry Stoner Phyllis Switzer
Jim Taylor Joyce Thomas Robert Townsend Freddy Tyner Larry Tyner Roberta Vautaw
Terry Walman Mary Jane Wardwell William Webb Lloyd Welches Arlene Wells Karen Sue Werline
Frances Willhoite Sarah Wilson Judy Wiseman Carla Wisler Jerry Wisler Jerry Wood
54Dennis Adams Mary Alexander Janis Allen Dorothy Amick Ernest Amick Elmer Anderson Esteleen Arnold
Patricia Ball Keith Balser Beth Ann Bambrough Robert Bannon Judith Barber Sharon Beasley William Beeman
Sharon Beery Janice Benefiel Charles Berry Phillip Berry James Biltz Lela Blackford Carol Blankenship
Judith Boggess Lois Bohlander Luke Bond Ronald Boruff Joyce Boyland Wilma Brewer Billy Brogdon
Mary Brown Larry Burwell Franklin Cain Jo Ann Caldwell Martha Chadwick Dixie Clark Barbara Cline
Joyce Cockerham Myrna Cole Mary Combs Michael Commons Ronald Cooper Nancy Corbett Martha Courtney
Georgia Croswaite Margaret Crull Myrna Crull Daniel Culp Patrick Curran Mike Currey Patty Davis
Patty DeBonis Bob Decker Jovce Doan Emogene Dowler Bob Dowling Brenda Downey Marvin Eads
Jerry Elledge Patricia Farr Richard Fihe Roberta Fowler Sherry Frazier Daniel Fuller Jerry Gardner
Gary Garrison Thomas Giselbach Jimmy Gross William Hart Ernest Harting Judy Harting Merle Harting
55Richard Harting Joyce Hartley Judy Hartley Bobby Hartman Sharon Hasecuster Anita Haskett Sally Heck
Charles Heflin Danny Heflin Jim Hendrick Julie Hennegan Sheila Hevron Raymond High Jan Hobbs
George Hobson Phillip Holliday Nancy Hollowell Carolyn Holtsclaw Janice Huff Melissa Huffman Ronald Huffman
Marilyn Hughes Mark Hughes Dennis Hunt Daniel Huntsinger Charles Jackman Doyle Jarrell Karen Jarvis
Sandra Johnson Shirley Jones Thomas Jones Norman Karch Don Kelley Robert Kelley Ruth Kimmerling
Kent Kleyla Michael Klumpp Betty Knight Carolyn Kohn Carolyn Koons Marie LaShure Thomas Leavell
Phillip Leonard Ronald Liston Jimmie Lowder Maurine Loyd Larry McClish Thomas McClish David McCorkle
Ray McCorkle Jerry McCoy Linda McElfresh Albert McPhearson Janelle Maley Trudy Marshall David Miller
Ervin Mitchell Phil Morgan Deloris Morris William Mosbaugh Nancy Mroz Francis Naylor Mildred Neese
Billie Nickles Sandra Norbury Georgia Orbaugh Barbara Ousley Robert Owens Chris Pantos Marilyn ParkerFreshmen
Marilyn Penn Charles Phenis Mary Pool Billy Priest Linda Priest Wilma Prince Richard Ramey
David Richards Robert Riley Jerry Robertson Sandra Robinson Darlene Rodgers Larry Rominger Bill Savage
Judith Schmidt Harold Schuyler Sandra Scott Shirley Scott Karen Seely Judith Seibold Jane Seright
Burgess Shull Larry Sigler Ranny Simmons Larry Singer Melvin Singer George Skeen David Small
Patsy Smith Judy Southern Barbara Spangler Richard Spitzmesser Karen Stack Ellorie Stacy Max Stewart
Kathleen Stout Sue Sturtsman Alice Swackhamer Allen Taylor Richard Thomas Shirley Tobey Clara Tomlinson
Doyle Tomlinson Joycetta Tomlinson David Tompkins Adrian Townsend Kenneth Tragesser Beth Trimble Jerry Trout
Marilyn Trout Mary Tunnell Larry Vice Samuel Ward John Way mire Larry Whetsel Sharon Wilburn
Fred Wogerman Sarah Wolf Judy Wright George Wylie Donita YatesMRTIDMRL .
HDWDR SOCIETYAcademic 60-61
Arts ........................... 63-68
Literary ... 70-71
Service ........................ 72-73
Sports ...................... 74-76
59National Honor Society
The National Honor Society is a nation-wide organization for the recognition of outstanding students. Members are chosen from the upper ten percent of the junior and senior classes by a faculty committee. The selected students must rank high in the characteristics of leadership, character, scholarship, and service.
The chosen students are probationary members during high school: hut. if they continue to meet the requirements, they are initiated upon graduation and become life members. Thus they are always aware of their role as outstanding individuals and leaders. Membership in this organization is a proper recognition for worthy achievements.
President. EVERETT WEBB
First row, left to right: Sharp. Anderson, Hinds, Brown, Webb. Beasley, Leisure. Noble. Second row: Mosbaugh, Richards, Price, Crim. Leathers, Wisemiller, Meltzer. Gardner. Taylor.
First row, left to right: Anderson, Beasley, McElfresh, Heflin, Harney, Jarvis, Hopkins, Hancock, Boyden. Second row: Miller, Webb, Preston, Rich, Crim, Cockerham, Holliday, Jones, Jordon, Aldridge, Biltz, Noble. Third row: Kochman, Hasecuster, McKinley, Stansberry, Noble, Micheal, Huff, Stafford, Merritt, Scudder. Fourth row: Sharp, Thompson, Mrs. Records, Webb.
Left: Stone Garrison Darrow, Swanfelt, Bilby, Brown, Noble, Gessler, Sharp, Switzer, Hevron, Richards, Neely, Wylie, Thomas, Jameson, Cox, Johnston, Wiseman, Bailey. Hamilton. Center: Klein, Sigler, Kincaid, Mangas, Clark, Tolle, Anderson, Taylor, Carmer, Hocker. Rose, Switzer, Price, Leather, Mosbaugh, Hennegan, DeLong, Stover, Toensing, Aldridge, Mrs. McConnell, Dooley, Jarvis. Right: Wisler, Sohn, Fowler, Merritt, Miller, Brunson, Danner, Gillum, Huff, Ward, Mitchell, McQuitty, Sigler, Courtney, Passmore, Smith, McW'illiams, Cooper.Future Farmers of America
Left to rijiht: T. Clouser. Peters. F. Clouser. Trout, Mr. Ebbert. I). Clouser. Sams. Fuller. Trimble. Bailey. Hinds. Tilman.
Mike Trimble and his Grand Champion Hereford SteerMajorettes
MAJORETTES—Front row, left to right: Morris, Brewer, Clark, Kincaid, Hepling, Willhoite, Orbaugh, Etchison. FLAG TW1RLERS—Second row: Kline, Silvey, Hennegan, Beasley, Hevron. Wolfe, Riggs.
Marching BandBAND OFFICERS—Standing: Joe Noble, Steve Ward. Seated: Diana Etchison, Ann Kincaid.
Perhaps one of the most important requirements of an educational system is that musical facilities be provided. Through music, students can express themselves, boost the athletic teams, and promote a cultural side of school life.
Led by the very capable Mr. Brugger, the eighty members of the band presented many programs on the football field, during basketball games, and at special musical concertsBand
throughout the season. The inarching band performed almost faultlessly, executing precisioned maneuvers while playing during parades and half-times. The concert band exhibited its flexibility by presenting selections ranging from classical to popular, along with several solo numbers.
An auxiliary unit of flag twirlers w’as added to the majorette corps, which resulted in a dazzling appearance while on parade.Chorus
First row, left to right: Hartley. Schmidt. Teter. Kilgore. Barber. LaShure, Wardwell. Jaenichen, Kleyla. Johnson. Welcher. Smith. Brobst. Mrs. Benefiel. Second row: Sohn, Duckworth. Blankenship, Benedict, Bertog. Bond. Leathers. Creamer. Aldridge. Clark. Gardner, Hunter. Third row: Bailey. Miller. Holliday. Croswaithe. Riggs. Harvey, Clymer. Hobsm, Weismiller, Small, Murphy, Hevron. fourth row: Headley. McWilliams. Webb. Courtney, Fihe, Carmer, McQuitty, Heston, Mitchell. Henn, Davis. Jones. Small. Armie. Seated: Kincaid, DeLong.
First row: Moore, Caldwell. Second row: Bailey, Stout, Hamilton. Baxter, Beeman, Brooks, Sherma Amick, Crim, Cox. Third row: Cooper, Jarvis, Noble, Aldridge, Mrs. Benefiel, Sigler, Darrow, Jarvis.
Back row, left to right: Morris, Neese, Penn, Hohn. Johns, Johns, Moulton, Smith. Stafford, Goodrich, Hocker, Rodgers, Aldridge. Courtney, Hutchison. Smith. Front row: Horine, Richardson. DeLong, Sturtsman, Creamer, Clark, Huntsinger, Jarvis, Holtsclaw, Aldridge, Arnold, Fisher.
Back row, left to right: Robbins, Adams, Singer, Sponsor Mr. Smith. Front row: Smith, Sherman, Bailey. Kanter, Pantos.
Debate Manager, BOB STURTSMAN
Dramatics President, GEORGE GESSLER
Standing, left to right: Mosbaugh. Kantner. First row: Leathers. Gardner. Tolle, Holtsclaw. Clark. Second row: Southern. Hamble. Small, Hocker. Taylor. Sturtsman. Wisler. Third row: Biltz, Stout. Price. DeLong.-Plummer. Fettig. Fourth row: Leisure. Etchison, Usfo, Biltz, Brobst. Fifth row: Anderson. Noble. Sharp. Ward. Brown. McClish.
68Seated, left to right: Carmer, Beasley, Brown, DeLong, Mangas. Second row: House, Spies, Trimble, Alexander, Hevron, Alexander. Third row: Phenis, Phenis, Beasley, Stuartsman, Mock, Noble, Harney. Fourth row: Fettig, Crim, Whetsel, McCoy, Phillips.
The voice of the individual student is echoed by his Student Council representative. These delegates, chosen by each home room, work diligently to improve the relationship between the student body and the administration. Under the sponsorship of Miss Allen, and led by president Richard Sharp, the Student Council was instrumental in solving several school problems. Through the council’s efforts, the Panther Den was opened on weekday nights; the traffic problem in the halls was decreased: and a donation was given for the school organ. The council also experimented with many new educational trends, such as the Honor System, and carried out many other worthwhile accomplishments.
RICHARD SHARP. PresidentThe Crescent
The school historians exist in the form of the Crescent staff, which works diligently throughout the school year gathering pictures, names, and records of events in order that after graduation, students may remember their wonderful high school days.
The school yearbook is a treasured object in later years, for it is the most accurate and graphic of school momentos. Much credit is due the Crescent staff for producing this all-important book.
JOE NOBLE, Editor
LORETTA JARVIS, Art MARTHA JO LEISURE, Clerical MR. HOUSE, Sponsor DARLEEN ANDERSON. Layout
MARSHALL SHERMAN, Photography RICHARD SHARP, Business JARED CARTER, Literary JOE NOBLE, Editor STEVE WARD, Sports
Seated, left to right: Mosbaugh. Frazier. Hamble. Fiscus. Holtsclaw, Welcher. Second row: lgler. Conley, Boruff, Ritter. Cain. Mangas. Third row: Smith, Darrow, Seely. Dellinger, Diltz, Kudig. Etchison. Goodrich. Fourth row: Richardson. DeLong, Holtsclaw, Brown, Fetz. Case, Beasley.The Megaphone
The average reader suspects little of the work that goes into publishing the school paper, the Megaphone. Specialized staffs are constantly reading copy, gathering advertisements, laying out the pages, and writing stories.
With only a half hour meeting each week, the young journalists still present a paper containing news of school events, sports, announcements, and pictures of teams and outstanding students.
New columns and features were introduced this year which resulted in a refreshing paper.
JARED CARTER, Editor
JEB CARTER, Editor MARITA TOLLE, Exchange NANCY PLUMMER, Asst. Editor MRS. RECORDS, Sponsor RICHARD SHARP, Circulation DOROTHY PRICE, Advertising BONNIE LEATHERS, Business
Seated, left to right: Price, Mrs. Records, Tolle. Second row: Wisler, Arnold Southern. Harney Leathers, Fettig, Sohn, Stone. Third row: Passmore, Myers, Crim, Cockerham, Legg, Hutt Sharp.Sunshine Society Booster ClubConcessions
First row, left to right: Cooper, Taylor, Gardner. Blackford, Hart. High. Kleyla. Second row: Tobey, Tomlinson, Cole, Davis, Wilburn, Townsend. McElfresh, Miss Koons. Third row: Rominger, Bannon, Nickels, Huffman. Alumbaugh. Smith. Rainey, Knotts. Fourth row: Owens, Hartman.
First row: Rominger, Clark. Alumbaugh, Cooper. Second row: Noble. Hinds, Trimble, Sams, Rodgers, Boyland, Mr. Smith, Doan, Bannon. Third row: House. Peters, Pavese, Jackman, Castor, Currey, Fowler, Fincher, Berry, Tilman, Hudson, Sanders, McQueen, Kanter. Sorrell, Singer. Nickles.
73VARSITY CHEERLEADERS—Left to right: Biltz, Rudig, Werline, Hartzler.
B-TEAM CHEERLEADERS Beasley Castor Hennegan
Freshmen: Hughes, Holtsclaw, Heck.E-Men’s Club
First row, left to right: Crim, Mitchell, Hofer. Second row: Mr. Ward, Morgan. Merritt, Smith. Scudder. Stafford, Goodwin. Courtney, Sharp, Kantner, Miller. Third row: Garrison, Fetz, Merritt. McClish. Burdsall, Hill, Willhoite, Huff, Webb, Ward. Fourth row: Phillips, Jung, McQuitty, Lamb. Sturtsman, Heston, Jones, Biltz, Michaels.
First row. left to right: Rice, Jackman. Gardner. Holliday. Small. Brewer. Dellinger. Carter. DeLong.
Second row: Anderson, Truitt. Hemphill. Poole, McMinn, Cain. Beeman. Borst. Brooks. Third row: Stout. Williams, Gardner. Gunn. Odom, Caldwell. Tucker. Crim. Fourth row: Hennegan. DeLong. Hamilton, Crull, Aldridge, Holyman. McPhearson. Wright. Fifth row: Davis. Hevron. Goodrich, Kincaid. Mangas, Boruff, Crull. McElfresh, Switzer.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Lewellen. Miss Allen. Miss McCammon. Huntsinger. Standing: Sharp. Mangas.
tirst row: Hughes. Trout, Clark. Karch. Bailey. Hughes, Tyner. Kelich. Curtis. Peters, Everling, Naylor. Balser. Second row: Harting. Kaiser. Castor. Hart. Ramey. Clark. Walman. Harting. Mr. Davis.
Coaches and Managers 78
Football .... 79-82
Basketball .... 83-87
66Head football coach Frank Bvkowski and his new assistant Bill Ameredes, consider the possibilities of a new play. Both mentor assist in other coaching duties during the year.
The Willkie High athletic managers gather for an informal session in the supply room, its traditional walls adorned with names of former players.
Back row, left to right, are: Darrell McQuitty and Richard Mitchell, football, and Don Merritt, varsity basketball. The front row is composed of Jerry Jordan. “B” team basketball; Jerry Elledge, freshman basketball; and Paul Dowler and Jerry Me-Clish, track.
Future schedules are gone over by John Ward and Richard Bollinger, varsity and reserve basketball coaches, while John Wilson, freshman coach, and Blair Sullivan, general ticket manager, look on. Bollinger is also head track coach .The Peru Tigers close in on halfback Everett Webb as Lou Biltz (31) rushes in to help.
Lou Biltz signals that the Panthers have just scored another touchdown. Other players are Larry Fetz (29), Everett Webb (34), and Bob Sturtsman (30).DICK SHARP
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These seniors carried the Panther football traditions into every game, and maintained the consistent spirit of sportsmanship and desire to win that characterizes Willkie High athletics. Coaches Frank Bykowski and Bill Ameredes were the guiding forces that led to the 6-3 season record, and a third place in the C.I.C.
JOHN BURDSALL JEB CARTER
LOUIE BILTZ DAN MERRITT LARRY FLTZ
.V arsily Fool ball
82Center George Jung (35t hat-ties with tin Sheridan Black-hawks f« r lh« rehound while Darrell McQuitly 40» and Rich-ard Mitchell look on.
Despite the efforts of Alexandria’s Treesh (14 and Fox (on floor), guard Steve Ward lays one up for Elwood.
Forward Dave Jones goes to the air to score against the Alexandria Tigers as Darrell Me-Quitty (40) looks on.
83DAVE JONES MIKE HOFER GEORGE JUNG
Eltvood Opponents Eltvood Opponents
58 40 57 New Castle 38
85 Warsaw 60 66 Huntington 52
46 Sheridan 55 52 Peru 46
62 Wabash 58 74 Tipton . 78
47 Alexandria 45 54 Monticello 58
62 Tipton 58 52 Alexandria .. 38
70 42 66 Frankton 65
54 Elkhart 74 68 Burris . 63
60 Mishawaka 445 64 Pendleton 40
72 Hartford Citv 55 Rochester
DARRELL M.OI ITTY
TOM PHILLIPS BOH WAR DWELL STEVE WARD
The 1955 56 season was a great year for the Panthers and coach John Ward. One of the tallest teams in the state, the team faltered at the first of the season, hut was really going after New Year’s. The players exhibited good sportsmanship at all times and played the game fairly in winning well over half of the season’s schedule.
Although Elwood will undoubtedly produce good teams in the next few years, the eight graduating seniors will be remembered as outstanding athletes.
DALLAS HESTON RICHARD MITCHELL JEB CARTER“ZT Team
Top row: Sams, Huntsinger Drake, Gillum, Downham Stoker, Davis, Cockerham Hines. Middle row: Hanover Phillips, Boruff, Henn, Kin caid. Front row: Jones, Beas ley, Hughes, Hofer, Small Byler.
Top row: Leavel, Fihe, Mitchell, Huntsinger, M c C o y. Middle row: Pierce, Garrison, Morgan. Boruff, Decker, McPhearson, Giselbach. Front row: McClish, Waymire, Biltz, Skeen. Headley, Cain.
Top row: Mr. Davis, Stewart Wolman, Hart, Clouser. Har ting, Welcher, Harting, Cas ter. Middle row: Shull, Mil ler, Karch, Ramey, Fuller Etchison, Wood, Naylor Front row: Hughes, Tyner Davis, Wisemiller, Frazier Legg, Clouser, Beck.
I lie 195o track team was successful in breaking several established school records. Records broken were:
Burdsall-—50 ft. Shot Put
Incusing 52:0 .................... 440
McQuitty—10 ft. 9 in. Pole Vault
Vest—1:45 Mile Run
Vest. Toensing—3:43 Mile Relay
Robinson—16.5 High. Hurdles
531 4 Westfield Noblesville 54 3 4 Frankton Alexandria Wabash 742 3 Hartford City 73 Mississinawa
471 2 Royerton
Wabash. “C.I.C. Peru
row: Jon.s. MeOuilly. Heston. Carter, IWnhaiii. Courtney. Second row: Mr. Ward
Hunts,np-n Henn., (.rim. Garrison. Ward. Hill. Hurdsall. Mr. Bollinger. Front row: Lamb. Evans. I ornvinjj, Mock. ( arlilc. Wrltlt, Passruorf. VpsI.Cross Country
Jack Preston, Donald McPhearson, Mack Sams, Philllip McQueen, Fred Clouser, Danny Kantner,
David Huff Richard Mitchell Ted Rose David Cooper.
8990THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ELWOOD
Over Sixty Years of Continuous Service to the Community
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.
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Shoes for the Entire Family
THE CAMERA SHOP
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408 South Anderson Street
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Good Luck Seniors Compliments of CENTRAL INDIANA GAS COMPANY
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Citizens Bank Building
Phone Fe 2-5841 FE 2-2582
TAFT AND BAKER FURNITURE STORE Ph. Fe 2-6212 Furniture, Rugs, Appliances 1531 Main St. ELWOOD INDIANA
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1524 Main "Go Gettum Panthers" Packers of High Grade Tomatoes and Tomato Juice
of DODD’S SUPERMARKET Congratulations and
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Where a Homelike Atmosphere Prevails Grinding—Mixing—Coal—Implements Appliances—Exclusive Dealer for Arcody Feeds—Murphy Feeds
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MILTON YORK AND KLEIN'S
DON WRIGHT The Latest Fashion in Footwear
SILVEY'S GROCERY South "A" Street ZIMMER
"Good Luck, Seniors"
DEL MAR BEAUTY SALON INDUSTRIES
1452 South A Street INC.
HAMMONS PLUMBING SUPPLY CO. Plumbing and Heating 24-Hour Service Ph. FE 2-5701 Night Phone M2 No. And. St. FE 2-2343 Elwood, Ind. Manufacturers of America's Finest Mobile Homes
Compliments of ECONOMY SERVICE 1000 NORTH NINTH STREET ELWOOD, INDIANA
1901 South A Street REYNOLD'S ELECTRIC
Electrical Contracting and Supplies Motor Repair and Rewinding Phone FE 2-7182 12 Chammess Avenue
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Phone FE 2-6351 REASONABLE RATES
J. C. PENNEY CO.
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1610 — NEXT TO CAMPUS
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Phone FE 2-5212
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Congratulations from HOME ICE AND COAL CO.
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DON'S UNITED OIL
Battery and Ignition 507 North Anderson FE 2-9010 DON DELLINGER
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You too should get the benefit of a seventy-nine-year-old experience in modem merchandising. For seventy-nine years this firm has stood the test and faithfully served El-wood and community. Leeson's faith in Elwood, and the people’s faith in Leeson's, have built an institution that will endure. Remember — good merchandise is available at all times — at Leeson's.
R. L. LEESON SONS CO.
Congratulations DELLINGER CARPENTER Office 1336 South A
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McKNIGHT'S 1519 So. "B" Street CITY CREAMERY
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Good Luck to the 1956 Seniors Lenox, Castleton, Syracuse, Franciscan, Havi-land, Royal Doulton, Franconia, Royal Jackson and Noritake China.
"If it belongs in an office, contact us." "If you are planning a party, see us." "If you are interested in unusual greeting cards, we have them." Fostoria, Cambridge, Heisey, Imperial, Corcoran, Swedish, and Libbey Crystal. Artcarved, Columbia Tru-Fit, and Bluray Diamonds. Hamilton, Elgin and Bulova Watches.
VIEW-POINT, INC. 1532 Main St. EARL G. RHODES
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Class of 1956
Here's Hoping That Your Fondest Ambitions Are Realized and as You Progress Through the Trials and Tribulations of Life, May Health and Happiness Be Your Constant Companions.
Jack and George Mangas
MANGAS CAFETERIA AND ANNEX
Main and Anderson Sts. ELWOOD, IND.Congratulations
Class of '56
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MARTZ GROCERY 824 W. Main St. Ph. FE 2-3871
Courtesy Service Quality Merchandise
ISRAEL'S FLOWER SHOP
300 N. A St.
Ph. FE 2-2841
SPARK'S FILLING STATION
850 N. Anderson St.
Ph. FE 2-5223
109 S. Anderson St.
Ph. FE 2-5301
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3 STAR CARS Clean — Dependable — Reasonable Phone FE 2-3152 ELWOOD, INDIANA
1600 Main St.
Ph. FE 2-3111
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South A Street Ph. FE 2-2191
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Your Heart Upon,
These sage words by Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America’s most brilliant poets, philosophers and essayists, contain two gems of truth for today’s high school graduate:
1. Any goal that you honestly set your mind and heart upon can be attained. You can accomplish anything—if you want to bad enough.
2. Choose your goals in life with care, therefore. Be sure you are right before you set out to attain them.
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Anderson, IndianaCONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF 1956
Success to You All
FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES
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Wishing Class of 1956 THE BEST OF EVERYTHING Gerry and Ed Crim
EAST STAR INN
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Elwood, IndianaSEZ'NE DANCE STUDIO
I 12 South Anderson Street Open Thursday From 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
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Learn to Dance the:
Ballroom Dancing Ballet Tap DancingThe staff of the 1956 Crescent expresses their appreciation for the support and co-operation of the following business organizations who made this yearbook possible.
REIDS STUDIO Muncie, Indiana
TAYLOR PUBLISHING CO. Dallas, Texas
Abe's Auto Sales Allen's Shoe Store Sam Aurelius L. G. Balfour Bowser Truck Line Camera Shop Central Hardware Central Indiana Gas City Creamery Citizens Bank City Fish Poultry Mlrt. Coca-Cola
Copher Funeral Home Coulter's Superette Daves Tire Battery Dawson Buick Del Mar Beauty Shop Delco Remy Dellinger Carpenter Dellinger's Insurance Agency Dodd's Super Mkt.
Don's United Oil Eagles Lodge Economy Gas East Star Inn Elwood Airport Elwood Federal Savings Loan Elwood Movies Elwood Tool Die Elwood Transfer Falveys
Fettig Canning Corp.
Floor Store French Pastry Green Monument Works Guide Lamp Hammons Supply Co. Hinshaw's Druqs Hobb's Elevator Home Ice Coal Hoosier Home Improvements Inland Marine Israel's Flower Shop Jackley Funeral Home Jack's Grocery Kay's Beauty Shop Klein's Shoe Store Landrum Implement Leathers Boat House R. L. Leeson Limeback Grocery Lee's Marathon Lois's Beauty Shop Marti Grocery McKnights Impl. Co. Monticello Mfg. Corp.
John W. Moore 1st National Bank Norris Filling Station J. C. Penney Pern's Self Service Peterson Motor Sales
Ranch Court Ray Canning Co.
Runyon Tire App.
Rusco-Price Window Co.
Sez'ne Dance Studio
Simmons Bros. Cities Service
Sites Pure Oil
Sparks Filling Station
Sullivans Fly-in Drive-Inn
Thomas Thomas Van Buskirk, Photographer View Point Western Auto Wheelers Mkt.
Whitmore Feed The Why Store Williams Sandwich Shop Wolf Motor Court Woodsides Flower Shop Woolworth Store York Funeral Home Zimmer Industries, Inc.The Christmas season is happy, carefree . . . typical of the fun and entertainment shared by all students throughout the year. Perhaps someday we will glance through the pages of this hook, to smile at the sight of the old pictures and the quaint dress. But we will remember, too . . . perhaps sadly, perhaps regretfully ... the experiences and joyous moments that we spent in our high school days at Willkie High School.
112There is no practical use for living in the past, so it is said. The experiences of the past are merely to be interpreted for use in the future. But when you are young, when you are living and existing at an age that you never again recapture, you know that you will never want to forget this wonderful life. So treasure this book always.
THE CRESCENT STAFFAutographs
th» S».1 irwNpok, Kit IAYIO MAPI lAHOt AJIlIJMIVj COMPANY DAlt At IfXAiSenior Index
Aaron. Jack Aldridge. Norman Allen, Nancy Alumbaugh. Jerry E. Anderson. Darleen Kay Arnold. Annabel! Balser. Timothy 32 32.61,64,66,67 ... 32, 72 32 11. 16. 32. 60. 61, 68, 70 72. 75 32. 67, 71, 72 32
Beasley. Sandra 11. 14. 16,32. 60,61,70, 72
Beeman, Marilyn Kay 10. 11,32.60.61, 70. 72
Benedict, Sue 32.66.72
Benefiel. Donna 33. 72
Biddle. Wilbur 33
Biltz. Joseph L. 33. 61. 68
Biltz. Louis 33, 75. 81. 82. 84. 86
Biltz. Rita Marie 10. 11,14,31,33,68. 70. 72
Borst. Margaret 33. 75
Boruf. Mary Kay 33. 70. 72
Boyden. Ethel Theresa 33, 61
Bragg. Ruby 33
Brewer. Barbara 33. 72. 75
Brooks, Donna Lou 18.104.22.168. 72. 75
Brown. Phillip Arnold 34
Brown. Richard 10. 11. 10. 34. 00. 61. 68, 69. 70
Brunson. Danny 34. 61.68
Burdsal, John 34. 22.214.171.124
Burton. Philip 34
Cain. Barbara 34. 72. 75
Cain. Mary Sue 34. 64. 70
Carter. Jared R. 17. 34. 70. 71.81.82. 85. 86.88
Carter. Mildred 34. 72. 75
Case. Carol 35. 70. 72
Castor. Mae 35. 72
Clark. David 35
Clark. Sherry Darlene 10. 11.35. 61.66. 67. 68 70. 71
Clouser, Fred 35. 70. 62
Conley, Patricia Louise 35. 70
Conner, Maureen 35. 72
Cooper. Marilou 35
Courtney, Andrew 35, 65,67
Culp. Betty 35
Danner. Barbara Fllen 36. 72
Davis. Fred 36
Dellinger, Sharon 36. 70. 72. 75
DeLong, Joyce 36. 67, 68. 70. 72. 75
Doan. Paul 36. 78
Dooley, Barbara Jean 126.96.36.199
Dowler. Paul F„ 36. 78
Kbbert. Anna Mae 36.72
Etchison. Diana 11. 17.36.63,64,68, 70
Everting, Edward 36.76
Fettig. Marilyn 37,68. 71. 72
Fettig. Ronald 10. 37. 69
Fetz. Larry Morton 37, 70. 75,81.82
Fiscus. Jeanne - 37, 70, 72
Fisher. Rita 37. 67. 72
Frazier. Martha Ann 14. 37, 70, 72
Fred. Richard 37
Frye, Sandra 37. 72
Gardner. Sandra 11, 37, 66, 72, 75
Garrison. Donald 37, 75, 80,82,88
Gessler. George 10, 11,38,61,68
Gill. Sharon 38. 72
Goforth, Charles 38
Goins. Larrv L. 38
Groover. Merrill 38
Groover. Murvelle 38
Hamble. Nancy 38, 68, 70, 72
Hancock, Patricia Anne 38, 61. 64
Hemphill, Elanor 39, 75
Heston, Dallas Lee 39, 66. 75. 85,86, 88
Hill. Kenneth E. 39. 75,80. 82, 88
Hinds. Peggy 39.60.72
Hofer. Robert Michael 39, 75. 84
Holliday. Jeanne E . 39, 72, 75
Holtsclaw. Harry 17, 39, 69. 70
Holtsclaw. Judith Janene 14. 39. 67, 68. 70. 72
Hopkins. Pat 39. 61
Horine. Jeanette 39. 67
Huff. David W. 11,40.61,75,89
Hughes. John 40. 76
Hunsberger. James J. 40
Huntsinger, Jeanette 40.72
Huntsinger. Rex S. 40, 67
Jackman. Ervin S.
Jackman. Peggy Lee 40. 72
Jameson. Frank 40
Jarvis. Loretta Kaye 40. 61. 65. 66. 67. 70
Jones. David 40, 75. 80. 82. 84. 88
Jung, George 41.81,82.84
Kelich. Theodore 41. 76
Kelly. Caroline Ann 41. 72
Kilgore. Judith Joan ... 41, 66, 72
Kinser. Gary L. .. 41
Knotts, Bonnie Lee 41
Lamb, James Ernest 41,64, 75,81,82.88
Larimore, Sue Ann 41.65
Legg. Barbara E 41,72
Legg, Stanley E 41
Leisure, Ann .. 42, 72
Leisure. Martha Jo 17, 30. 42, 60. 68, 70, 72
Lineback, Nancy Brogdon 42
Long, George 42
Loy. Bettv 42
Lyst, Linda 42
Mangas. Georgia 11. 16, 31, 42. 69, 70, 72, 76
Manis. Larry 42
McClish. Jerry G 11.42.68,75.78
McMinn, Mary 42. 72, 75
McQueen, Arley 43
Meritt, Gary Don 43, 61, 75, 78
Merritt. Larry D. 43.61,75,81.82
Michael. Ronald G.
Mullen. Charles Nickles. Helen L.
Noble. Joseph R. 16.M-3. 60. Plummer, Nancy E.
Poole, Ruth Ann Preston, Mary Evelyn
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Scudder. Larry Ray Sharp. Richard 10.11.16,
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V an Buskirk, Kaye ..................... 46, 72
Ward. Stephen 17, 46. 61, 64. 68. 70. 75. 85. 86
Wardwell. Robert Earl ................ 46.85,86
Webb. Everett Fredric 17,188.8.131.52,75.80
Williams. Charles ....................... 46
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