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Seated - Miss Pierce, S. Gudermuth, S. Duff, B. I-Iemann, P. Parker. Miss W.
Standing -R, Bopp, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Rayon, J, Corley, K. Slgnor, and Mr. Jones.
Senior Class History
This is strictly for the records of our four years at Eureka High. One
hundred and fifty nine meek "freshies" passed through the doors of the
brick building on the "hilltop", as Ole Susie our record player, weakly
gave out with TOO YOUNG.
From the one hundred fifty nine, we chose as our Student Council
disc-jockeys: Doris McGee, Alfred Baumer, Carol Buerman and Mi-ckey
Miles. As the leader of our freshman class, Ray Bopp was chosen presi-
dentg to assist him Darlene Harris was elected vice-president. To keep
our records in order, Barbara Hemann was chosen secretary treasurer.
The summer quickly passed, and in the fall of '53 only one hundred
twenty seven returned to hear the melody of "I'm A DREAMERU from
Susie. Although we wersn't quite as green as the previous record showed,
we were still a little retiring. However, not noticably so, when we chose
our disc-jockys for '53-'54. On the Student Council were Virginia Woods,
Pattie Parker, Doris McGee, Joan Diehl and Billy Hafley. Neil Preiss,
chosen as president, led our sophomore class very well. Helping him as
vice-president was Jorden Vesper, with Carol Buerman as secretary-
In the spring of '54 Jorden Vesper represented us at Jefferson City.
This trip was made possible by the Federated Womens' Association.
Once again after a vacation one hundred seven students returned to
make our junior year one of our best. To do this job, Ray Bopp, Patsy
Kirkland, Judy Fritz and Jorden Vesper were selected as '54-'55 disc-
jockeys for the Student Council. Jim Traiteur, presidentg Jerry Corley,
vice-presidentg Nancy Taus secretary, and Jim Murray as treasurer
made a fine team to lead our class.
The junior class play, a comedy, "Footloose" with an excellent cast,
directed by Miss Eleanor Johnson, was a treat to watch.
The Junior Prom Committee, under the expert guidance of Mrs. Bette
Gud-ermuth, entertained the seniors at the Junior-Senior Prom in the
tropical atmosphere of Havanna, under the stars at the Tropicanna
Night Club, with Al Judd's orchestra setting the tempo. Four lovely
maids, Doris McGee, Anna Mae Kincaid, Margaret Kincaid, and Joan
Bird attended the 1955 queen, Hazel Schrieberg the prom was a success!
And so ended our junior year to the record "NO HELP WANTED,"
for we were beginning to become a little more independent.
The fall of '55 came and once again our class, now totaling one
hundred eight, entered the school house on the "hilltop", this time for
our final year. Susie was giving out in-Elodies from "HIGH AND
MIGHTY"-for after three years we were at last seniors.
To begin the last year, we wisely chose Bill Norsworthy, David Hall,
Forrest Gilley and Jorden Vesper, who was later chosen president of
council, as our Student Council members. Leading our class were Ray
Bopp, presidentg Jim Murray, vice presidentg Pattie Parker, secretaryg
and Bill Hafley, treasurer.
Our senior team played the juniors in the annual softball game.
Sadly Susie played UMESSIN' AROUND" as the seniors lost 9 - 8.
Many other events, the Junior-Senior Prom, the senior play and the
junior-senior basketball game made our final year very pleasant.
The senior committee guided our activities during our senior year,
planning the hayride and picnic. The committee chose the white carna-
tion for the class flower, and navy blue and white for the colors. "Not
for ourselves, but for all", is the motto of the class of 1956.
The senior sponsors were Coach Rayon, Miss Ethel Pierce, Miss
Wilma Johnson, Mr. Henry Hyde, and Mr. J. Varnum Jones. After a
wonderful year and tearful good-byes, we say so long to E. H. S. on
Thursday, May 31, when We graduate and receive our diplomas, as mem-
bers of the class of 1956 of Eureka High School.
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went off the air. Nancy Lee Taus was working on Betty Crock2r's pro-
gram, but now she has her own hornemaking show. On Search For To-
morrow, we find Fayfe Schubel in a very serious love entanglement
which threatens to ruin her young life if things don't get better.
Victor Smith is now teaching shorthand and typing at EHS and
among his pupils he finds brothers and sisters of his own class-
mates. Barb Ferguson, Judy Fritz, and Karen Fick are singing together
and their sister act is now playing at the Palladium in London. They
have been there for a month and are still wowing them. Dave Edington
went West to seek his fame and fortune and is now one of Hollywood's
top movie producers. Ronald Flentgen is an eminent minister and is
now traveling around the country lecturing on "Man and His Struggle
To Exist In a Hostile World." Mary Sue Goodner has just been crowned
Baton-Twirling Queen of the World at the annual contest in Miami. All
you cats look out! Susie Gudermuth and her partner, Barb Flagg, are
fingerprint experts with the F.B.I.. and they have the prints of all their
Vincent Howard's debating ability has stood him in good stead. He
has been active in Washington for a long while and is now our ambassa-
dor to Italy, France, Poland, and Russia. Bob Hacke and Ken Harris are
still up to their monkeyshines. But that's because th'y're working in an
auto body shop as grease monkeys. Wayne Harness and Lorraine Hart-
mann are in Rome studying to be sculptors. Wayne's first effort, which
he entitled "Nothing", won a blue ribbon at a recent exhibition in Paris.
John Johnson, John Paul Jones, and Jim Miederhoff are now getting
their 56 piece orchestra ready for their opening at the Copa Cabana.
This engagement will mark th-eir fourth anniversary On the nightclub
circuit. David Messerla is a barber. It took him a long time to get here,
because he couldn't learn to shave the balloon without breaking it. His
specialty now is th-e Hollywood Haircut.
Dave Mulvaney is a tap dancing instructor at Arthur Van Muriel's
Studio and is so good that he is bringing tap dancing into the ballroom.
Bobby Schimsa became mayor of Eureka three years ago and has been
mayor ever since. He attributes all his campaigning success to Miss E.
Johnson's speech class. Dennis Nolde and Dave Monroe are serving life
terms in the French Foreign Legion. And why? To get away from the
girls who were chasing them so furiously. They joined the Legion just
last year. Joyce Hinds is now Dean of one of Missouri's top universities.
Allan Koebel is giving flying lessons-kit-e flying, that is. His plane
went down two weeks ago and he is trying to earn enough to buy anoth-
er plane by giving these lessons.
Bill Lyons is now modeling eye lashes for the "Our Own Oddities'
Company. He has worked for them since they saw his picture in the
Eurekana. Jo Ann Konneman answered the 564,000,000 question
on last week's program and went out and bought Texas the next day. By
the way, Hal March had to quit because he started slipping the contest-
ants easy questions and Bill Lewis took over his job as M. C. on the
program. Doris McGee and Pat Lanpher took jobs as cigarette girls at
Cir0's so that they can get free all the cigarettes they want. Doctor Jim
Murray is now the physician at EHS. His specialty is broken noses, but
he will repair the minor damage done by the reckless here. Irene Racko-
van, a stewardess on the EFE Special-Escape From Eureka, is engaged
to the pilot of her plane. Very soon she is going to give up her job and
get married. She wonders what kind of stewardess her husband will get
once she is on the ground. Dorothy Robfrts is using her talent for
twisting pretzels at the Sally-No-Good Company. She is the originator
of the delightful new shapes in pretzels these days.
Bill Rowe is running a used car lot. "Here today. gone tomorrow"
is his motto. And he is certainly right. He has a complete turnover every
day. Of course, he has only two cars on his lot at a time and that may
account for it. Ruth Rufkahr has taken over Martha Cur's column in the
Sunday Evening Post. People from all over the world write to her, and
she answers all of them personally, writing an average of 300 letters a
day. Myrna Sparks has married h-sr Texan and they have moved to the
Sahara Desert where they are caretakers of the oases. Allan Stroud now
owns a Turkish Bath. Through a dense fog we see him at his occupation
of chief masseur. James Umphres was one of his best customers for so
long that Allan took him into partnership. Jo Ann Varone is still work-
ing her way through college studying to be a licorice twister. Must be a
tough course. John Waters is now a Professor of Fine Arts at the
Academy of North Africa. He teaches the natives how to play a congo
drum like Brandy Marlo.
We see that Nancy Wendell owns her own Rhythm and Blues record
shop on Hollywood and Vine. Her most frequent customer is that real
gone gal, Sandy Duff, who buys all the newest records as soon as they
are released. Last of all, we see through the crystal ball that Gloria
Webber is modeling Goggle-Lu eye glasses for the Oop Shoop Spectacle
Now that we have seen what the Senior Class of 1956 will be doing
10 years from now, the haze returns to cloud the crystal ball for anoth-
er year. We hope that the members of the class will go out immediately
after graduation and apply for their respective jobs.
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CLARENCE ALT BARBARA ANDERSON RUTH ANNE ATWELL
Library Staff - 4 Entered from Webster - 3 National Honor Society
Band - 1, 2, 3 GAA - 3. 4 Prom Ccmmlttee
FFA - 1, 2, 3, 4 Honor Roll - 3, 4 Honor Rolll 1, 2, 3, 4
Library staff - 3, 4
office staff - Bugle staff
Annual staff - Editor
GMA - 2, 3, 4
U. N. Committee - 3, 4
Entered from Kirkwood - 2
Honor Roll - 2, 3, 4
Library Staff - 4
Btgle and Annual Staff
FHA - 4 - Pep Squad
JACQUELINE ROGER BENNETT JUDIE BENTON ORVILLE BOEMLER BETTY BONGNER
BENNETT Choir - 3, 4 Entered from Eminence - 2 FFA - 1 Glee 'Club - 2, 3, 4
Honor Ron , 3 Glee Club - 1, 2, 3, 4 office staff - Junior Play GAA - 1, 2, 3, 4
Choir , 3, 4 ubrary staff - 4 FHA - 2, a, 4
Bmd , 1' 2' 3' 4 Honor R001 - 4
Honor Roll - 2, 3, 4
Bugle Staff - Ca-Editor
Choir-2, 3, 4-FHA-1.2
GAA - 1, 2. 8 4
Operetta - 2. 3
County Chorus - 2. 3, 4
Class President - 1, 4
Student Council - 3
Honor Roll - 1, 2
Basetall - 1, 2, 3, 4
Bugle and vAn::ual Staff
Boys State Representative
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