Eureka High School - Eurekana Yearbook (Eureka, MO)

 - Class of 1956

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SENIOR UCMMITTEE Seated - Miss Pierce, S. Gudermuth, S. Duff, B. I-Iemann, P. Parker. Miss W. Johnson. 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- treasurer. 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 classmates. 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 Company. 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 CAROL AUBUCHON Entered from Kirkwood - 2 Honor Roll - 2, 3, 4 Library Staff - 4 Btgle and Annual Staff FHA - 4 - Pep Squad ROBERT BARTON 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 Orchestra JUDY BAUMER Honor Roll - 2, 3, 4 Annual Staff Bugle Staff - Ca-Editor Choir-2, 3, 4-FHA-1.2 GAA - 1, 2. 8 4 Operetta - 2. 3 County Chorus - 2. 3, 4 Pep Squad RAYMOND BOPP Class President - 1, 4 Student Council - 3 Senior Committee Honor Roll - 1, 2 Basetall - 1, 2, 3, 4 Bugle and vAn::ual Staff Junior Play Boys State Representative

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