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Page 145 text:
MEET THE ALPHA STAFF
The life of a year book advisor is never easy.
just ask Mr. Reilly! As official helper and censor
for his ambitious little students, he had a good
deal more than his share of headaches, Missed
dinners, late hours, and frayed nerves were also
his portion. The members of the Alpha staff
wish to convey their hopes for his recovery.
Where are the proofs? Did the copy
come back? What's going on this page?
There's a dead-line tomorrow!! Such
were the cries to be heard daily in room
334, home of the harried members of the
Alpha Staff. Under the diI'CCIiOI'1 of Cdi- first and finest yearbook that Ferndale High School will
tor Nancy Brown and advisor Howard CVCY have-
Reilly, staff members scurried around
and managed to meet the final deadline.
It took a great deal of work to turn
out a yearbook having the size and scope
of the Alpha. In it, we have tried to cap-
ture some of the most memorable mo-
ments of the year and to show especially
how our new school has affected us.
Nancy Brown, editor-in-chief, undertook challenging re-
sponsibilities as she worked long and hard to produce the
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Another diligent worker, Judy Thomas, worked hard to The Alpha's Htl editor, Barb McCleary,
idemif ictures type Copy, and do the many other odd worked untiringlv on cartoons and lay-
jobs thiatparose during the last hurried months. outs for Ferndale's first yearbook.
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This year was a trying one for the Ferndale
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Volume 1, No. .4 4: E R N D A L E E A G L E A Mai-ch 16, 1959
Hard working editors Bruce Rogers and Isaac Schulz look
over reporters' copy for a special issue of the Ferndale
Eagle and its staff. For the first time in ten
years, work on the paper was on an extra cur-
ricular basis. With moving complications pre-
senting themselves at the beginningof the school
year and subscriptions only totaling 620, the
Eagle Staff had a hard time making ends meet
with a budget of 32000.
Led by advisor, Miss Alice Jorgensen, and
editor Bruce Rogers, the staff consisted of as-
sistant editors Margo Coffman, Pat McLean, and
Isaac Schulz. An excellent job was turned in by
sports editor Tom Hunter and advertising man-
ager David Bockoff, The rest of the staff con-
sists of fifteen students and photographer Bruce
Eagle lvfechanical Staff, l. to r. Bob Tomsettf
Alan Mach, Dave Holmes, Larry Mohler,
Allan Pollock, Norman York, Thomas Martin
Mr. Adrian Pollock, advisor.
assigning stories to reporters three weeks before
publication The stories are checked headlined
and fitted into layout The articles are then sent
to the linotypists and returned as proofs The
Editorial staff can now revise layout and paste
up pages as they are to appear when finished
Then the Mechanical staff takes over com
pletely They set the headlines fold stuff count
and distribute to teacher s mail boxes. Th1s staff
is also an extra-curricular activity for boys who
work after school and during study halls running
presses and setting type..
The Eagle is an essential part of Ferndale
High School. Members of the staff look forward
to a better student response in years to come.
The Editorial staff starts the ball rolling by
lst row: Cynthia Clark, Francis Brennan, Pat McLean, Bruce Rogers, Miss Alice Jorgenson, Margo
Coffman, Judy Iliff. 2nd row: Bill Fry, Ann Mayer, Gerri Bechtle, Carroll Snyder, Tom Hunter,
Bruce Plaxton, Clyde jacokes, Sandy DeCenzo, Charlean Allan, john Schirnmelmann.
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THE ALPHA STAFF
.Ml editor, Priscilla Keyes, and top salesman,
john Sc-hinimelrnann, pore over ads they trudged
miles to sell.
One of the most difficult and time-consuming
jobs in the production of a yearbook is the writ-
ing and rewriting of copy. Mary Oppenheimer,
this year's copy editor, spent many hours on this
Carol Dalenko, Pat Bowman, Bonnie jones, Karen Brown, Vicky Busch, Joann
Sebastian and john Schimmelmann helped cover yearbook expenses by selling
Four years of experience haxe made our business
manager, Yvonne Nlclloberts. a valuable asset to
the Alpha staff. Planning club pictures, working
on the dummy and handling financial affairs
were just a few of her tasks.
Frank Proctor, sales manager, checks
last minute details with Q hm wh,
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