Fort Dodge High School - Dodger Yearbook (Fort Dodge, IA)
- Class of 1950
Page 1 of 174
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Gridiron of 1900
Fiity years of education in this century!
That is the milestone We have passed
Sometimes with amusement, occasionally
with regret, and often with admiration.
we glance at the school of 1900.
As we remember the past We record the
present, forever hoping that we may be
proud of the comparison.
Dodger Studi um
The Seniors of 1950 dedicate this book to
the advancement of secondary education.
The great hope for a free people rests in
universal education of its future citizens.
As our nation increases its responsibilities
our school is meeting this challenge by
preparing us to live in this complex world.
As we leave high school we owe a debt
of gratitude to the men and women of the
present and past who have helped us to
better meet the problems that face us. We
are proud to receive this heritage and hope
we use it well.
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On May 31. 1900 Fort Dodge High
School proudly graduated 15 seniors.
This was the twenty-third class to be
graduated. Known as the class of
"naughty naught," the commencement
program featured orations given by the
boys and essays written by the girls.
In 1950 . . .
On Iune 6, 1950 239 seniors were
graduated. This year's graduate had his
worries but not about essays and ora-
tions. The commencement speaker this
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We present the seniors
"He-'s musically minded". . . .
Band: Orchestra: Pep Band: A cappella: Boys'
Quartet: Operctta: Show Shop: Dodger Players.
"He is a swell fellow". . . .
Wrestling: Track: Student Coun
"lf I don't do it today, l'll do it tomorrow". . .
Basketball: Track: Football: Stage Crew.
"He'll find a way"
K ROSE ANDERSON
A sweet, attractive kind of grace".
Intramurals: Chorus: Y-Teen.
"School would be nice without hooks". , .
Basketball: Football: Baseball: Track:
"Joy is a balm to any heart". .
"Our mighty champion, strong above
compare". . . .
Football: Basketball: Baseball: Junior Class
"We see her sweet and lai1"'. .
Student Council: Y-Teen.
"A fellow like nobody else" ....
Sans Souci: Qrchestraz Football: Wrestling
Intramurals: Band: Pep Band.
"Young fellows will be young fellows". . .
"Bashful, but a good sport for
all of that". . . .
"The harder I try, the gooder to be, the
worser I get" ....
Band: A cappella: Basketball: Football: Pep
Band: Baseball: Operetta.
RICHARD E. BLAIR
"To take things as they be" ....
Wrestling: Track: Intramurals.
"There's no use to worry". . .
"A quiet mind is richer than a crown". .
"I agree with no man's opiniong l
have some of my own" ....
Radio Engineer: Stage Crew: Wrestling.
BEVERLY ANN BREON
"When the brusk 'Minor' pants
for twenty-one" ....
Chorus: Y-Teen: Intramurals.
"In her, quietness in charm". .
"Music is well said to be the speech of
Y-Teen: Sextet: A cappella, Treasurer: Big
Dodger: Intramurals: Operetta.
Those who loaf
"Smiling is always in style" ....
Y-Teen: Little Dodger: Make-up Crew: Student
Council: Chorus: Pep Club.
"The world knows nothing of its
greatest men" ....
Football: Track: A cappella: Operetta.
"Whatever else in life you are, you'll
always be agreeable" ....
Baseball: Football: Junior Class, Treasurer.
"Knowledge comes, but wisdom
Sophomore Class, Vice-President: Track:
Southall: Basketball: Wrestling: Fiestas Sin
And skip a lot
WILLIAM R. BROOKS
"l'll be merry and free" ....
"lf you would have friends, be one"
MARY JANE BROWN
"We ought to do our neighbor all the
good we can" ....
EDGAR V. BROWN
"It's a grand thing to live". . .
"Your life is what you make it". . .
"A mighty athlete is he". . . .
Football: Basketball: Track.
"Overflowing with harmless mischief" ....
A cappella: Football: Basketball: Intramurals:
"The World belongs to the energetic" ....
Intramurals: Student Council: Wranglers
Little Dodger: Sans Souci, Secretary, Treas
urer: Y-Teen: Pep Club.
nd jollity are his middle names". .
"I can be made to laugh at anything". . .
Stage Crew: Pep Club: Chorus: Y-Teen:
I OAN CARLSON
smile, a friendly heart" ....
Student Council: Intramurals: Chorus:
"A friend worth having, a friend worth
knowing, a friend worth keeping" ....
Intramurals: S.P.Q.R.: Sana Souci, Secre-
Those who date
"Variety is the spice of life". . . .
Student Council: Y-Teen: A cappella: Operetta:
Sans Souci, Vice-President: Big Dodger: Pep Club:
Football Queen Attendant.
"A good mixture of an athlete
and a friend". . . ,
Football: Baseball: Basketball: Track:
"Blondes are made but red hair comes natural". .
Intramurals: Y-Teen: Stage Crew: Sans Souci:
Little Dodger: Big Dodger.
"Nota care in the world". . .
CLARK M. COX
"A solid substantial fellow in more
ways than one" ....
Football: Track: Wrestling: S.P.Q.R.: Baseball.
"Life isn't lite without fun". . . .
A cappella: Operetta: Stage Crew: Make-Up
Crew: Little Dodger: Pep Club: Y-Ten:
Student Council: Dodger Players, President:
Dodger Players Play.
"Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength". .
Track: Football: Wrestling: Stage Crew.
"A smile of sincerity that never fades" ....
Y-Teen: Intramurals: Dodger Players: Life
Saving: Pep Club.
"A young person of personal charms". .
Intramurals: Little Dodger.
MARY B. CULLEN
"Ohl those dark brown eyes". . . .
A cappella, Vice-President: Operetta: Intra-
murals: Y-Teen, Treasurer: Junior Class,
Secretary: Football Queen Attendant.
"Laughing all the way". . . .
Y-Teen: Fiesta Sin Siestas: Pep Club.
"In work conscientious, in athletics
Intramurals: Y-Teen: Student Council: A
cappella: Operetta: Sextet.
And stay out late
"Shehc1s helped us ull in the library". .
Intramurals: Y-Teen: Librarian.
KARL D. DENCKER
"Women cxnnoy me-V l love to be
Debate: Little Dodger: Dodger Players:
Stage Crew: Make-Up Crew: Chorus:
Operetta: One Act Plays.
NAOMI DE VILBISS
"Full of fun and friend to ull". . . .
Chorus: Intramurals: A cappella: Operetta:
"Sweet os Q cxirl qroduoteu. .
"lt's cr picnic to have him Ground" ....
Basketball: Track: B-Squad Football. Manager.
"A lot of splendid virtues in one fellow". . . .
Football: Basketball: Baseball: A cappella:
Student Council: Operetta: Football. Student
"His thoughts drift toward the sky". . .
Pep Club: Wrestling.
DOUGLAS D. DOOLITTLE
"Oh, this learning, what cr ihinq it is". .
"Merry cis the day is long". . . .
Life Saving: A cappella: Orchestra: Dodger Players
Intramurals: Little Dodger: Pep Club: Operettn:
Dodger Players Play.
"Speech is qrecxt, but silence is qreoteru. ,
Fiesta Sin Siestas.
"A likeable fellow is he" ....
Track: Baseball: Wrestling: Intramurals.
"His future has ci shining promise" ....
Signal Corps: Alaska Communication Sys-
tem: Army, 3 years.
BEVERY IOYCE FAWKES
"A blessed companion is a book"
"He's small, but so is dynamite". .
"She qreets you with a friendly smile". .
Intramurals: Little Dodger.
"Beauty is the qift of God". . . .
Those who work
"I-leiqht is not what makes men qreat" ....
Wrestling: Football: Dodger Players: One Act Plays.
"His worth, his honor, all the world
Sophomore Class President: Student Coun-
cil: Football, Captain: Baseball: Basketball.
"A smile makes a dish a feast". . .
"He takes the world as it comes". . .
Student Council: Junior Class, Secretary:
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Football Queen Attend-
ant: Librarian: Sextet: Intramurals: A cap-
"Her very frowns are fairer far than smiles
of other maidens are" ....
BEVERLY MARIE FLOREA
"Sweet simplicity". . . .
"l-ler dimples speak for herself"
Stage Crew: Intramurals: Pep Club.
"Over-running with fun, and
mischievous is he". . . .
Football: Basketball: Intramurals.
And those who shirk
VIVIAN RAE FOWLER
"Life is just cx bowl of cherries". . . .
A cappella: Orchestra: Operetta: Chorus: Y-Teen.
"Cheerful cmd athletic, nice
cmd energetic". . . .
Football: Baseball: Basketball: Senior Class,
"Well liked and C1 lot of fun" ....
Chorus: Librarian: Intramurals: Fiesta Sin
"Let all her Ways be unconfinedu. .
1 VIRGIL GOCHEE
"His only labor is to kill time". . . .
B-squad Basketball, Student Manager.
PATSY ANN GORDON
"Exceedinqly well-read". . . .
Orchestra: Show Shop: Chorus: S.I'.Q.R
"l-le's ci boy of quiet ways". .
"Her smiles are like the qlowinq
sunshine". . . .
better mcxn you could never find". .
Football: Track: Intramurals.
"Nothing is more estimcble than
Q friend" ....
Intramurals: Chorus: Y-Teen: Pep Club
"There's vim und viqor in her ways", .
Student Council: Intramurals: Chorus
"Our four star fellow: intelligence,
looks, personr1lity,sports". . . .
Big Dodger: Football: Tennis: Student
Some actors, some musicians
"Chance cannot touch me . . . time cannot
hush me" ....
Y-Teen: Sans Souci: Orchestra: Chorus: Student
Council: Intramurals: Little Dodger: Pep Club.
IOHN R. HAMILTON
"All qreat men are dyinq, and I don't
feel so Well myself". . . .
Football: Wrestling: Track: Stage Crew.
"Wise to resolve, and patient to perform" ....
Big Dodger: Little Dodger: Chorus: Intramurals:
RICHARD L. HANSEN
"I never let my studying interfere
with my education". . . .
Football: Quartet: A cappella: Operetta:
Cheerleader: Student Council: Track: Bas-
ketball, Student Manager.
"Dark hair, shining eyes, merry, lauahinq,
what a prize" ....
Chorus: Orchestra: S.P.Q.R.
"Why take lite seriously". . . .
Baseball: Wrestling: Intramurals.
"A qood fellow among men". . .
"Gay as the gilded summer day". . .
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Intramurals.
"A quiet tongue showeth a wise man". .
Track: Wrestling: Intramurals.
GENE M. HEDLUND
"The industrious are certain of
their reward" ....
"l want what l want when l want it". .
"Life isa jest". . . .
Wrestling: Track: Intramurals.
Athletes and journalists too
RUBY CAROL HILL
"The unspoken word never does harm". .
A cappella: Intramurals: Uperetta.
"Not only qoonl, but mood for
soxnethincf. . . .
"Ilc1re1y seen without CI smile" ....
Y-Teen: S.I'.Q.R.: Chorus: Pep Club.
"Here is on honest Conscience". . . .
lfuutball: Wrestling: Track: Baseball:
"Good notured, quiet, and well liked". . . .
Wrestling: Fiestas Sin Siestas: Intramurals.
"The better you know her, tho ivottor
you like her" ....
Big Dodger: Pep Fluh: Intramurals! Studi-nl
"Slumber is more sweet than toil". . .
"A quiet lord but quite G Intl". .
"It's C1 good thing to be able ond smart". .
"A fcirexterior is mx silent
Little Dodger: Y-Teen: Pop Flub:
VERGIE IAN SSEN
"l'm not the type to core" ....
"To know her is to love her". . . .
Y-Teen: Pep Vlub: Fiestas Sin Sim-stns:
"ln qrace and beauty charming" ....
Intramurals: Pep Club: Football Queen.
"He stoops to nothing, save the door". . . .
Football: Basketball: Wrestling: Track: ln-
tramurals: Band: Fiestas Sin Siestas.
"Grand personality, lull ol rascality" ....
Intramurals: Life Saving: Pep Club: Y-Teen
Little Dodger: Big Dodger: Senior Class, Secre-
"Let each man do his host". .
Hllooksl 'Tis a dull and endless strife". . .
Basketball: Baseball: Student Council.
IERRY KEYSER ,
"Why aren't they all contontofl
like me" .,..
"May your heari's desire be yours" ....
Little Dodger: Intramurals: Y-Teen: Pep Club:
"A smile goes a long Way to
make friends". . . .
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Stage Crew: Intramurals.
And even a few scholars
heart with many a friend". .
"She has all the charm oi women" ....
A cappella: Operetta: Student Council: Pep
Club: Librarian: Y-Teen: Intramurals:
Football Queen Attendant.
"l have a heart with room for every joy". . . .
A cappella: Operetta: Y-Teen: Fiestas Sin
"So much is a man Worth as he
estee-ms himself", . . .
Football: Wrestling: Track: Student
Council: Dodger Players.
Are found in our fair school
"Who never spoke against a foe". .
"The quiet kind whose nature
neve1'varies". . . .
"I le may lose his head, hut never his heart
"Short and sweet" ....
Pep Ulub: Intramurals.
LUELLA MARIE KNUTSON
"Her hair resembles dancing sunheamsw. .
Chorus: Y-Teen: Intramurals.
"Divine-ly tall, and most divinely fait . . .
Y-Teen: Chorus: Pep Uluh: Intramurals.
"No woman was ever wise by chance". . . .
Orchestra: Intramurals: Chorus: Pep Club: Dodger
Players: Little Dodger: Y-Teen: Fiestas Sin Sieslas:
Operettag Show Shop: Stage Make-llp: 0ne Act
"lt's nice to be natural when youre
naturally nice". . . .
Big Dodger: A cappella: Open-tta: Student
"She's not quiet, neither is she boisterous". .
"With a merry smile and dark hair,
she makes friends most everywhere" ....
Little Dodger: Life Saving: Y-Teen: Fhorus:
Intramurals: Pep Club: Rip: llorlpzer.
LA VONNE LA SOURD
"A smile a day keeps the clouds away". . .
Y-Teen: Intramurals: Pep Club: Chorus.
"My heart is like a sinqinq bird". .
Now with the final bell
CAROL DEE LAU
"Friends I hove both old ond young". .
"Friendship is G magic weaver". .
"To do one thing supremely well takes
cr qreot mon" ....
Football: Basketball: Track: Student Council:
Fiestas Sin Siestas: Big Dodger: Intramurals.
"She is above all in that talent
culled humor" ....
"A fellow like nobody else, ond in fine,
cxbricku. . . .
Track: Football: Intramurals: Student Council,
Secretary-Treasurer: Cheerleader: A cappella:
"She-'s been found so full of pleosinq
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Chorus.
DARLENE I. MACEK
"Our pep personified girl". . . .
Student Council: Intramurals: Chorus: Cheerleader.
"A womon's work is never done". . .
"And certainly he wcxs Q good fellow" ....
Basketball: Tennis: Football: Intramurals.
"He will undertake to do great things" ....
Student Council: S.P.Q.R., Treasurer: Foot-
ball: Basketball: Tennis: Big Dodger. P
"'vVl1c1t cr piece of Work is mem". . . .
PATRICK E. MAGUIRE
"l thought I sow him studying, but
lo! it was cr dream" ....
Track: Wrestling: Intramurals.
We say our last farewell
"She never did nothing to nobody". . .
DONNA I EAN McTAGGART
"She is the lord of her own actions" ....
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Chorus: Majorette.
I OE MENEFEE
A man of aim W111 soon have a name . .
"A good hearts worth gold"
"Ah! I-lere's a chance for mischief" ....
Y-Teen: Chorus: Fiestas Sin Siestas: Intramurals
Little Dodger: Big Dodger.
"A delightful, dependable damsel".
Y-Teen: Intramurals: Life Saving.
DONNA I EAN MESSNER
"Soft is the music that would charm forever". . .
Band: A cappella: Sextet: Pep Band: Y-Teen:
"May he be ushered in his own
good fortune". . . .
"Oh, why should life all labor be?" ....
Football: Wrestling: Track, Student Manager:
"I won't be homo until morning". .
ROSE ANN MILLEA
"An unextinguishe-d laughter shakes the sky". . .
DONALD M. MOORE
"What you do still betters what
is done". . . .
Intramurals: Track: Wrestling.
"l will live off the wilderness" ....
A cappella: Intramurals: Wrestling: Operetta.
"Whose merit equals his reputation" ....
Intramurals: Operetta: Stage Crew: Dodger
Players: Pep Club: Student Council: Cheer-
leader: One Act Plays.
NORMA IEAN OLESON
"We would not have her otherwise". . .
Y-Teen: Life Saving: Intramurals.
"Could be, I like music". . . .
Band: Pep Band: Orchestra: Show Shop.
"Kind hearts are more than coronots".
"She talks and talks about
everything". . . .
Sans Souci: Pep Club: Chorus: Intramurals:
"Determination is the secret ot domination". .
Football: Track: Intramurals: Wrestling.
BEVERLY ANN PATTERSON
"ln your own quiet way". . .
We'II always cherish
"l..ife's to me cz Weary dream". . .
Band: A cappella: Operetta.
L. GLENN NELLIS
"Why should I loother?". .
"Men rule the world: women rule the men" ....
Wrestling: Track: Student Council, President:
"He is the best kind of a fellow". .
Football: Wrestling: Track.
The friends We've made
"Nothing seems to cause me any trouble". .
Football: A cappella.
EDWIN THOMAS PERKINS
"They say greater men than I have
lived, but l doubt it". . . .
Student Council: Wrestling: S.P.Q.R.
"Her brown eyes smile constantly" ....
S.P.Q.R.: Y-Teen: A cappella: Operetta.
"Quick witted and qood natured"
Big Dodger: Intramurals.
IOSIE MARIE PETERSON
"And more than once she's proved sincere". . .
"She's the kind of cz qirl a qirl
should be" ....
"Her best friends know her true worth" ....
Y-Teen: Intramurals: S.P.Q.R., Vice-President.
"You've made a very deep impression". . .
Pep Club: Student Council.
TOM PIN GEL
"A perfect example of a real good fellow" ....
Basketball: Student Council: Fiestas Sin Siestas:
Big Dodger, Editor: Basketball, Student Manager.
MARIORIE ANN PORTER
"Oh! The lovely fickleness of an
April day". . . .
Dodger Players: Stage Crew: One Act Plays
Dodger Players Play.
"A little nonsense now and then is appreciated". . .
DAVID G. PRELIP
"l-le has the rare gift of sublime humor". .
The good times We've had
"Silence is sufficient". . . .
"l like to take my time, and take it
in an easy manner" ,...
A cappella: Quartet: Operetta.
CHARLES GILBERT RADKE
"ln quietness and confidence shall be your
Band: Orchestra: A cappella, Accompanist.
J RAY REYNOLDS
"A good student and easy to know" ....
Band: Pep Band: Orchestra: Y-Teen:
"l never dare be as funny as l can be". . . .
Wrestling: Track: Big Dodger: Stage Crew.
"Liked here, liked there, liked
Basketball: Football: Student Council.
"Profit and happiness are the chief products
of work". . . .
"ls there a heart that music cannot melt". . . .
Band, Secretary, President: Orchestra: Show
Shop: Pep Band: Opcretta.
'fl always mean business, sometimes". .
"True in Word and true in deed". . .
"A peaceelovinq man". . . .
"Full of pep with a ready smile". . . .
Dodger Players: Stage Crew: Chorus: Little
Dodger: Make-Up Crew.
Will never fade
"The thrill of speed qrew fast and furious". . .
"Silence is the best armament of
women". . . .
BETTY LOU SORENSEN 6
"As noisy as a mouse". . . '
Chorus: Pep Club: Y-Teen: Stage Crew.
"Oh, what can l compare you to". . . .
Y-Teen: Sophomore Class, Secretary: Sans
Souci, Secretary: Intramurals.
"She opens in each heart a little heaven". . . .
Student Council: Y-Teen: Pep Club: Sans Souci.
President: A cappella: Operetta: Big Dodger:
Cheerleader: Intramurals: Football Queen
MARY ALICE STERNS
l f'l'ler heart is true to one" ....
l Y-Teen: Pep Club: Intramurals.
"A quiet son, but lots of fun". .
Baseball, Student Manager.
"As carefree as her giggle". . . .
Sophomore Class, Treasurer: Y-T1-cn: Life
Saving: Pep Club: Intramurals: Little
Dodger: Student Council.
"The eyes have one lanquaqe everywhere" ....
, Pep Club: Y-Teen, Vice-President: Student Council,
President: Intramurals: Football Queen Attendant.
X MARILYN STRICKLAND
f f "Music is the thing of the world
I love most". . . .
Opera-tta: Show Shop: Orchestra, Prcsident
"She sits high in our hearts". . . .
A cappella: Opcrctta: Sextct: Orchestra:
"As friendly as the day is long". . .
"A girl as breezy as a March mom" ....
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Chorus: Intramurals.
"Honor to the man who brings honor t
to us". . . .
Football: Basketball: Track:
President: Senior Class, Treasurer: Big
MARK A. TAYLOR
"Easy come, easy go" ....
Baseball: Football: Student Council: Stage
"l leave th raises unex ressed". . .
Y P P
Intramurals: Big Dodger.
"Her interest is turned to sports". .
Life Saving: Intramurals.
"A man oi few words". . . .
Football: Track: Intramurals.
"A friendly miss, happy and gay". . . .
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Sans Suuci: Life Saving:
"A blonde with a smile is a blonde
Big Dodger: Y-Teen: Pep Club: One-Act
We'II always have
WILLIAM OLIVER SWAN
"No one reaches a high station in life
withoul daring" ....
Basketball: Football: Track: Intramurals.
"A gentle man with quiet Ways". ,
"The sweetest garland to the sweolest maid". .
"TomorroW l shall seek the vast
Junior Class, ,
A place in our hearts
"Worth mcxkes the mon". . . .
S.P.Q.R., Treasurer: Student Council: Intramurals.
WALTER I. VERBIK
"Who doeth ull things leisurely".
"Silence is more eloquent than words". .
"She who sows good nature recxps
good friendship". . . .
Fiestas Sin Siestas: Operetta: Chorus: Pep
Club: Y-Teen: Life Saving: Dodger Players:
MARGARET ELIZABETH WARE
"Witty, lively, ond full of fun". . .
Student Council: Y-Teen.
"Whc1twou1d we do Withouthimu. . . .
Band, Secretary. Treasurer: A cappella,
President: Dodger Players: Operctta: Stu-
dent Council: Baseball: Basketball: Show
gimp: Pep Band: Orchestra: Dodger Players
"The way you wear your hair". . . .
MARY LOUISE WENDLER
"Pleasure she seeks und finds in the
little thinqs ot lilo". . . .
Big Dodger: Y-Teen: Pup Club.
"All merry, oll happy and bright". . . .
Pep Club: A cappella: Intramurals: Y-Tccn:
LA VERNE WERTZ
"Youth comes but once in Cx
lifetime". . . .
"Say what you Will, but let me speck lzrigcru. .
Football: Basketball: Track: Intramurals.
MARILYN I. WILLIAMS
"Chic and chcirrninq, clever cmd Cute". . .
Y-Teen: Pep Club: Chorus: Ficstas Sin
For the class of 1950
MARILYN M. WILLIAMS
"Fiddle up, fiddle up on your Violin". . .
Orchestra: A cappella: 0ne Act Plays:
Y-Teen: Operetta: Intramurals.
"Good-naturedness is a wonderful
virtue". . . .
Y-Teen: Intramurals: Ficstas Sin Sicstas:
Pep Club: A cappella: Opcrctlag Life Saving.
"And seems to walk on wings, and iroad
on air" ....
A cappella: Operetta: Student Council: Ficstas
Sin Siestas, President.
"lf silence is qolden, he'il soon be rich". . .
Football: Wrestling: Intramurals.
"Quiet and dignified as becomes a real man". . .
Baseball: Football: Basketball: Intramurals.
"A valuable addition To athletics". . . .
Football: Basketball: Track: Student
Committees choose motto, color and flower
MOTTO COMMITTEE: COLOR AND FLOWER COMMITTEE
Standing: lohn Rinqdahl, Iohn McCormick, Chairman. Standing: Sterling Ainsworth, Dick Thompson, lohn Valas-
Seated: Ann Cavanauqh, Louise Larson, Palsy Gordon. siades. Sealed: Ellen Case, Norma Oleson, loan Carlson,
Chairman: Gladys Hilton.
Dick Briqhi. President Bob Brxqhx V1cePresxden1 Carol Fisher Secretary Iohn Iohnson Treasurer
Those who lead the class of 51
Dick Brighi confers
with the class
Advisor Nona Moss
MR. LAKES HOMEROOM-First Row. leh io righi: Wanda Cross, Delores Cook, lacqueline Dahleen, Beverly Davis, Lorraine Dahlquisl.
Second Row: Evelyn Davis, Patsy Cobb, Bonnie Cox, Mary Cooper, Barbara Dean, Audrey Cran, Bev Consier.
Third Row: Ioann Dencklau, lane Ann Crowley, Virginia Durscbmicli, Lillian Deal, Mary lo Dugan, Beity lo Conners, Helen Coppiclc.
Fourth Row: F. Denrklan, Gary Cordes, Bob Dirlcerson, Pat Duffy, Thomas Crosby, Colin Deniery, Bob Porirey. Abseni: liin Chambers.
Presenting the class of 1951
MISS FLOM'S HOMEROOM-Fits! Row, lei! to right: Violet Wesiiinq, Marcella Wiss, Inez Wertz,
Rae-lene VV'1lliams, Donna Ziesman.
Second Row: Donna Rae Weaver, Sue Watrous, Rosemary Weiss, Evelyn Zeka, Marian Ellslrom,
Sandra Wells, Coleen Wagner.
Third Row: Ronald Walters, Dean Wilson, Ronald llovum, Charles Waterman, Ierry Vllelkor.
Fourih Row: Wayne Wenzel, George Williams, Vincent Wilson, Allan Weiss, Carl Zuspann, Sanfly
Wolfe, Alan Williams.
MR. RAKEITS HOMEROOM-Front Row, lei! to right: Lou Demos, Adelaide Foran, Carol Fisher,
Pauline Barnes, loan Bartlett.
Second Row: Don Allison, Bolwrt Bnranian Keith Bieaqer, Kenny Corvene, Iini Dulany, Jerry Blauk,
Third Row: Rav Blank, Iavlc Brown, latin Cross, Disk Dotialas, Bolw Briahi, Birnarcl Cvnnley.
Who are proud and w11I1ng
MISS SHARON'S HOMEROOM-Front Row. left to right: Barbara Mille-1, Ann MPNulty, Evlyn Olson
Second Row: Peggy Merrill, Gertrude Oleson, Mary McFarland, Ianice Messe-rly, LG-ita Mifhelil.
Third Row: Iames MCNulty, Tom Mallaro, Roger Me-sserly, Bolv Maddox, Duane Nelson, Rivlianl
Fourth Row: Felix Mf'Carthy, Eddip Munn, Bomaine Meokor, Mark Mffformic-k, Loron Nota Lfllloy
MISS LIKINS' HOMEROOM-Front Row, leit to right: Charlene Koester, Betty Kaufman, Clarine
Koester, leanne lacobson.
Second Row: Helen Kenney, Shirley lenninqs, Marlene Knupp, Sally Kabilitz, Delila lordison, Della
lones, Beverly lohnston.
Third Row: Gary lorclison, Euqene Kearney, Gordon Licht, Bill Long, Dennis Loots, Gene loslin, Ed
Kuhn, Lester Keck.
Fourth Row: Gerald Kennedy, Larry Loots, Boy Karbula, Harold Lessrneier, lolin lolinson, Paul Lar-
son, Allen Knowles, Don Larson, Don lolinson. Not Present: Io Ann Lichly.
To accept the ideals
Y MRS. WALDBURGEITS HOMEROOM-First Row. leit to right: Nelda Shipman, Anna Showers, Edna
Mae Utsler, Bonita Sutcliffe.
Second Row: Deloris Shelton, Sena Snider, Norma Schumacher, Ruth Theis, Eleanor Trowbridge,
Third Row: Bob Shirley, Gordon Ulrich, Paul Tyree, Don Kaye Thompson, lack Stiles, Bill Strait.
Fourth Row: Randal Trushcfheff, Gail Van Alstine, Robert Tribby, Tom Tomlinson, Charles Sinnott,
MR. RICH'S HOMEROOM-Front Row, left to right: Pat Houqe, Barbara Hoop, Delores Horn, Mary Hogan, Dorothy Harp.
Second Row: leanne Hotz, Donna Hof, leanne Heller, Gwen Huqhett, Donna Hoyer, Sally Hudson, Sue Hendricks.
Third Row: Delores Heun, Shirley Harris, Bob Hill, Lorenz Horn, Richard Heller, James Harnell, Max Hoyt, Patrivia Hudson.
Fourth Row: Loran llenrlrivkson, Dean Hearn, Harold Haynntzs, Hoyt Hart, Ronald Hintvh, Pat Halliaan Not Present: lark Brown
And standards of leadership
MR. WAGGONEITS HOMEROOM-Front Row. leit to right: Helen Strange, Evelyn Sterns, Billie Avis
Rohn, Mary Lou Patterson, Marlys Taluot, Nancy Raymond, Barbara Sturdevant.
Second Row: Sue Pray, Betty Somrnerville, Diane VVaters, Roberta Seavers, leanine 'Nliitrw Beverly
Third Row: Charles Weiss, Richard Swanson, Don Van Driest, Roger Parsons, Fnaene flwalla, lerorm-
Yetmar, Robert Rist, Sherman Roe. Not Pre ent: Kay Reynolds.
MISS MOULDING'S HOMEROOM-Front Row. left to right: Wanda Maier, Norma lean Mabe, lane
Holt, Mary Ann Guthrie, Audrey Iohnson, Beverly Nitzel, Mariorie McClure.
Second Row: leraldine McClintock, Elaine Nordeen, Mike Mulroney, Keith Moreland, lames lessen,
Donna Harrington, lrene Larsen, Betty McNamara.
Third Row: Douglas Lyman, Gordon Mors, David Grimes, Bill Moore, Royce Lowery, Ray Iamieson.
Left in their trust
MISS BERNA'l'Z'S HOMEROOM-Front Row. left to right: Pat Peterson, Mary Scott, Donna Peed,
Norma Rabiner, Nancy Rogers, Donna Pugh.
Second Row: LaVonne Porter, Pauline Schari, Nancy Surine, LaVonne Peploles, loAnn Rohden,
Ramona Sanford, Marilyn Petrie.
Third Row: IoAnn Sager, Ronald Pickenpaugh, lolin Prewett, Richard Rial, Beverly Roiman, Dolores
Fourth Row: Franklin Patterson, Jim Quinn, Iohn Pollard, Devon Peterson, Lee Rogers, Walter
Roberts, Don Sotzen.
. K x V.
MISS McCI.USKY'S HOMEROOM-Front Row, lett to right: Anne Eide, Martha Glesne, loAnne
Ericson, Dorothy Fevold, Ruth Fischer, Esther Friedricks, Virginia Fox, loyce Franks.
Second Row: Marilyn Galvin, Coleen Gibson, Ralph Fiala, Paul Former, Bob Gross, Valri Eaton,
Marlene Gardner, Lois Evans, Pat Ganqstead.
Third Row: Connie Gerdes, Bob Gillman, Charles lanes, Melvin Elsen, Carl Grall, Clyde Graham,
Leonard Gotz, Ierry Groat, Douglas Frost, Harold Gallatin.
By the class of 1950
MISS MOSS' HOMEROOM-Front Row. left to right: Carol Bracken, Ruth Bock, Beverly Clabauah,
Wanda Bruner, Donna Carlson, Barbara Boiaeson, Donna Conlon.
Second Row: Kaye Buclcman, Carl Brattmiller, Eugene Blair, Robert Kuhn, Mary Louise Kuhn, Carol
Third Row: Richard L. Brennan, Milton Buckner, Derrald Bauer, lim Cleveland, Divk Beiglitol, Duane
Chambers, Dick Briahi, lim Ashton.
Fourth Row: James Alexander, Bill Ankenbauer, Daryl Anderson, Don Chinqren, Paul Asvlioml,
Ron Burnell, Richard T. Brennan, Francis Bednar. Not Present: Keith Bloomquisl.
Fred Engelbcxrt, Treasurer: Elisabeth Schnurr, Secretary: Iohn Groii, President: Icme McCoy, Vice-President.
Those who lead the class of '52
Elisabeth Schnurr, .lane McCoy, and Fred Engelburt
plan Sophomore activities.
John Groff talks things over with
the Sophomore Class Advisor,
MISS NORDMAN'S HOMEROOM
Front Row, left to right: Nodra l-lanes, Betsy liutuh-
inson, lackie lensen, Marceye Linn, lone
Harrison, Roberta Lalirance.
Second Row: Wilbur Huliliard, Paul Linder, Mark
Harliacheck, Bob Haach, Don Locknian, Shad
Third Row: Billy Kroiinan, liin Gleen, Dick King,
Bob Iohnson, Dennis lohnson, Noel Likins,
MR. HATHAWAYS HOMEROOM
Front Row. left to right: Peaay Garrett, Kay Pantlo,
Elaine Gustafson, Dorothy Heitner, lo Ann
Franke, Pat Grishan.
Second Row: Shirley Houser, Glenda Horn, Yvonne
Hintch, Earlene Harris, Beverly Hilton, Martha
Hauqen, lune Hovey, Blaine Fox.
Third Row: Bob Hiaains, lim Hay, Marvin Ekedal,
Daryl Hobbs, Alan Erirson, Larry Heckett,
Harold Hill, Earl Holden.
Fourth Row: Freddy Enqelliart, Arlo Hovick, lohn
Groit, Terry Hart, lim Grove, Bob Glasor,
MRS. 'l'ELLIER'S HOMEROOM
Front Row. left to right: Virginia Phillips, Ann
Powers, Carolyn Neitord, Lorraine Oleson,
Second Row: Don Nordstrom, John Olrnstead, Dick
Nesler, Leonard Peart, Burdett Parsons, Vernon
Niemeyer, Norman Pinqel, Richard Ostendort.
Third Row: Don Quinn, Loran Olson, Don Porter,
Charles Porter, Melvin Paddon, Fxoqer Nelson,
Rex Beck, lim Oleson.
Not Present: ludy Nelson,
MR. IOHN'S HOMEROOM
Front Row, left to right: Marilyn Wliito, Alice Vtfostf
ling, Margo Swanson.
Second Row: Eva Wieqert, Angela Wagner, Lois
Telschaw, lanean Wiese, Grefchen Suinmey,
Third Row: Gene Utley, Gilbert Waqqoner, Ross
NVarehirne, Bob Wariand, Dean VVilliams,
Boyd Viers, Bill Weyer.
Fourth Row: lerry Wood, lack Willard, lark Swan'
son, Boqer Volker, Howard VIIHIOS, Don Wil-
oox, Claud Wiley. Not Present: Ianet Swanoy.
MR. BEIN'S HOMEROOM
Front Row, left to right: Ioanne Kearney, Pat
Knudson, Nancy Keeton, Rajahneen Knigge,
Patsy Larson, Mary Ann Larson.
Second Row: Ianice lones, Karan King, loy Kurtz,
Charlotte loselyn, Donna Iohnson, Norma
lenson, Alice Larson.
Third Row: Neil Kuehnast, Dick Kerr, Ed Lacina,
Bill Irwin, Dean Horn, Lloyd Kinnau, Elwood
Fourth Row: Duane Larson, Eugene lacobs, Larry
johnson, Marvin lolinston, Ed lohnston, Dean
Keeper, Don Ioslin, Robert Larson.
Jean Carrier and
dissect o frog
in Win Ruker's
MISS HASTIE'S HOMEROOM
Front Row. left to right: Betty Lou Quick, Beverly
Roninor, Gertrude I-Iall, lean Loehr, Betty Lou
Loehr, Ioan Lentz, lane McCoy.
Second Row: Mary Lee Michalski, Patty McClin-
tock, Leahrae Middaugh, lirn Martin, lay Bolle,
Ioan Messerly, Georgia McFarland, Roberta
Third Row: George Linney, Vernon Millard, Leon-
ard McPherson, Verlyn Larson, Gary Mulronoy,
Ronald Macok, I-Iarvey Leavitt.
MRS. MCLEES' HOMEROOM
Front Row, le! to right: Wanda Askland, Momia
Allison, Lois Beckley, Bonnie Alttine, Donna
Anderson, Coleen Anderson, Beverly Axness.
Second Row: Della Mae Anderson, Frances Adam-
son, Nancy Ainsworth, Kathy Barlow, Leona
Bell, Lois Behrens.
Third Row: Caroline Allison, Nancy Blaha, Rozella
Bailey, lack Bausserman, Larry Alstott,
Wanda Behrens, Bonnie Baker.
Fourth Row: Tom Arnold, Roger Anderson, Iohn
Abel, Donnie Anderson, Richard Bauer,
Claude Buckner, lames Anderson.
Not Present: Kenneth Anderson.
MISS DEMORESTS HOMEROOM
Front Row. left' to right: LaVon Carlson, Dorthy
Conlon, loyre Crouse, Mardelle Carlson,
Nanry Dee, Helen Carpenter.
Second Row: Analyn Carlson, Marilyn Brown,
Vonda Crandall, Cynthia Boeke, lean Ann
Brown, Franves Butrick, Lora Christiansen.
Third Row: Don Carlson, Don Davis, lack Duncan
Donald Broter, Kenneth Day, Harold Brown,
Bradley Brin, Roland Burnell.
Fourth Row: Robert Consier, Ed Duea, Boh Buck,
lint Dawson, Emerson Bodell, David Carlson,
Pat Casey, Norman Dunrnire.
MR. GOODMAN'S HOMEROOM
Front Row, lett to riqht: Virainia Estlund, Bonita
Andrews, lean Carrier, Beverly Croft, lane
Second Row: Kathryn Buckles, Marilyn Anderson
Kenneth Carter, Charles Anderson, Arnold
Eraiei, Glenda Donahe, Marlene Eastwood.
Third Row: Blake Brown, Gary Campbell, Tom
Darlry, Charles Butler, Melvin Bryan, Denton
Erriuson, Bob Elorea, Toni Berqeman.
Not Present: Don Brennan, Pat Campbell, Charles
MISS CROW'S HOMEROOM
Front Row. left to right: Earlene Schuller, Dixie
Rhoades, Geraldine Sorenson, Burdelle
Samuelson, Valdine Rusher, Clarine Rossow,
Elisabeth Schnurr, Bonny Shipman.
Second Row: Janice Rial, Verla JoAnne Sabin,
Janet Rial, James Rosien, Mavis Sherman,
Virginia Smith, Marilyn Snell, Lillian Schoon-
Third Row: Pete Rudolph, Larry Spiess,La1ry
Savage, Philip Snyder, Neil Schreiber, Richard
Shipman, Lloyd Schulze, Robert Shaw.
MISS SHANNON 'S HOMEROOM
Front Row. left to right: Colleen Wattul, loan
Shrader, Helen Pressler,
Second Row: Io Anne Walker, Bertha Olver, Mary
Mullen, Sara Monsein.
Third Row: Dorothy Whitney, Arlene Zierke, lavk
Minor, Norman Rasmussen, Anne Nordmark,
Back Row: Milton Hamilton, Bill Slaqel, Charles
Rablaitt, Ierry Rabiner, Bob Shannon, Bill
Wolff, Bob Stewart, Donald Wertz.
Not Present: William Trimpl.
Darlene Macek Carl Woodard Jerry Keyser
sells shoes. repairs u radio. prmts a window dlspla
Jobs in stores, offices, and industry
are home Work for boys and girls
in cooperative education
e la Maureen Inman Charles Knufson
a c does copy work. assembles machinery.
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I n 1900 . . .
The faculty was small in 1900. It num-
bered only six which included the
superintendent and the principal. The
faculty was still enjoying the novelty of
a new high school building. Lincoln.
which had been completed in 1898.
In 1950 . . .
The faculty had expanded to forty-
seven plus the superintendent and prin-
cipal. No longer was teaching the drab
profession it once was. Faculty rnem-
bers have varied activities including
meetings, picnics, teas. parties, and
CARL T. FEELHAVER
Many changes have taken place in sec-
ondary education during the past half cen-
tury. The movement away from the classical
pattern began when home economics, shop
courses, commercial subjects, agriculture
courses, and other practical subjects were
introduced. During the same period the junior
high and junior college became members of
the secondary family.
Today in Fort Dodge junior high school,
hi h school, and 'unior colle e one finds
9' . . .
many experiences available. Vocational sub-
jects are becoming more numerous. work is
now a part of the curriculum, social studies
are given a more functional emphasis, a
great deal of attention is given to personal
problems, guidance sources are made avail-
able, o ortunities are rovided for creative
-p - I 1
expression, much teaching 1S done Wllh
audio-visual materials, and extra-curricular
activities are now considered worthwhile
It is quite evident that the secondary school
in Fort Dodge today is a different school than
the one half century ago.
Those whose decisions
C. T. Feelhuver,
The past fifty years have resulted in many
changes in our high schools in America. The
greatest change is the fact that the high
school is offering education for all the youth
of high school age, not just the ones that
are going on to college.
In providing education for all the youth of
our nation, it becomes the task of the school
to offer work that fits all the boys and girls
of high school age. There is a trend today
for the high school to offer work not only
in academic fields but also in the field of
arts, homemaking, shop and music. The
school also provides work experience for a
large number of boys and girls who want
the opportunity to try out certain working
The high school today should provide
students with the ability to live as more
useful citizens as well as being able to make
a living in our democratic society.
WESLEY A. ERBE
Influence our lives
Wesley A. Erbe,
FORREST MARQUIS Vice Principal, Director ot Athletics
A modern physical education program is
made up of three partsMthe regular physical
education classes, intramural sports and
inter-school athletics. In at least one of these
areas a boy can find an outlet tor his interests
in some particular activity. The Department
ot Athletics is constantly trying to improve
this program and to make it even more at-
HOWARD HUGHES Director of Activities
Preparation for lite in the world ot to-
morrow places great responsibilities upon
our students in high school and college.
Those students who have participated in ac-
tivities are in a much better position to meet
situations in lite than those who have not
taken advantage of the opportunity offered.
It is our desire that every student engage in
at least one activity of their choice.
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signs out Jack Rogers from study hall.
to Virginia Crouse about an assembly.
AGNES KILLERAIN MARGARET GORE ADELINE SHARON
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Dayton and Leone Franz. in uri class.
The teachers relax for tea in the John McCormick, Betty Person and Jamie Ellstrom
model apartments. at work in the chemistry laboratory.
Who instruct and advise us
CARRIE I-ONGFEI-LOW MARY BOXWELL ESTHER MCLEES ,GEORGIA WALDBURGER
BA.. M.A. B.A. B.A. B.A.
l11m1vl1, Ifncqlish Lcxtm, English Enqlish,SpC1r1iSl1 Mcxlhemoiicfs
CLAYTON HATHAWAY WALTER LAKE IEAN MOULDING
B.S.M., M.M. B.A. B.A.
Vovcxl Musirf Insirmlnmntnl Music Art
MARY O. MCCLUSKEY
Soles, Co-op, Guidance
HOWARD BATH ELVIN CHAPMAN CLAIR CULVER MAURICE SINIF1'
B.A.. M.A. B.S.. M.S. B.S., M.S. B.A.
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B.A. B.A. B.A. B.A.
Biology Practical Science Vocational Agriculture Vocational Agriculture
Develop our character
DORA TELLIER BERNICE BERNATZ NONA MOSS ETHEL SHANNON
B.A. B.A., M.A. B.A. B.A.. M.A.
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Viola Graham puts the finishing stitches Q12 Donald Wertz shellacs his proieci in
on her dress. woodworking.
And broaden our personalities
BEN DUEA IANE CROW IMOGENE DOGGETT LLOYD PIPPETT
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Paul Loots, Tony Julius, Iohn Oleson. Gene Smith.
Front Row, left to right: Somerville, Ware, Gibson, Powers, Barlow, Iensen, Walker, l-louqe, Wells,
A. Wagner, McCoy, McClure. Second Row: Barnett, Balchitis, Winkle, C. Waqner, P. Peterson, D.
Horn, Meeker, Ditzenberqer, Hamilton, T. Pinqel, Nelson, Licht, Davidson, B. Horn, Carlson, Dahleen,
R. Stiles, Cavanauqh. Third Row: B. Briqhi, Groft, l-lalliqan, Spiess, Kuehnast, Bodell, Moreland,
Woods, Kuhn, Lethem, I. Stiles, Haaan, Butler, Chambers, Valassiades, D. Briqhi.
The Student Council
The Student Council provides many serv-
ices to the school. The standing committees
check lockers and cars, turn on lights, keep
the trophy case clean, and perform many
other duties around the school. The Finance
Committee sells tickets, another committee
First Semester Council Officers, Don Nelson, Rosemary
Stiles and Melvin Licht, make a decision.
ushers for school performances and another
helps plan school parties after hours.
At regular meetings, Council members and
advisors discuss current school topics and
plan ways and means of carrying out new
projects and changes in present rules.
The Service Committee, McClure, B. Brighi, B. Horn,
Walker, and A. Wagner, work overtime.
Firsl Row, lell lo riqhl: Gibson, l-lounge, Winkle, Cavanaugh, Foran. Second Row: D. Horn, Balcliitis,
Powers, C, Wagner, Holt, Davidson, B. Horn, Barlow, Beier, Dahleen, Wells, A. Wagner, N. Pinael,
McCoy, Anderson. Third Row: P. Peterson, McClure, T. Pingel, Meeker, Kuhn, Woods, Ditzenburger,
Cvroff, Letlieni, Kuelinast, Iohnston, lolinson, Barnett. Fourth Row: Halliqan, Spiess, Valassiailes,
Bociell, Swanson, Nelson, Ftabbitt, Chambers, Stiles, Hagan, lsiclil, Briglii, Sliatlner.
Serves the school
The Council has been especially active in leaders will be increased from four to six due
bringing about changes in the school this in part to the action of the Council.
year. The practice of sitting and running in This year the council has had the honor
the halls and stairways has been curtailed of having within its membership two State
through the cooperation of the council and Cabinet members, Marjorie McClure, Treas-
the faculty. In 1951, the number of cheer- urer and Iack Stiles, Representative.
Second Semester Council Officers Foran, Swanson, The Finance Committee, Barnett, Kuehnasl, Wells,
and Nelson plan Second Semsfer work. and Groff sell play tickets.
Elthu Holm and Helen Buegel of the
.Ioan Ruebel, Ella Nydegger and Verna Slattery
watch Charlotte McGill operate the posting
machine in the Superintendent! office.
Board of Education is busy with
expanding school system
Members of the Board of Education are
active in many phases of business. O. C.
Pfaft is owner and manager of the Pfaf-f
Baking Company. S. L. Bickal is associated
with Fort Dodge Laboratories. Iohn Mitchell
is an attorney and is a member of the Mitchell
and Mitchell law firm. Ewald Trost is owner
and manager of an insurance office. Mack
Bruce operates the Wilder-Bruce funeral
home. O. I. Whittemore is manager of the
Vincent Clay Products Company. Eleanor
Greenlief is associated with Butler G Rhodes
Abstract office. Mr. Pfaff is president of the
Board of Education.
The expansion of our school system has
made it necessary for these people to give
much time in order that the building program
might proceed successfully.
Sealed: Ewald Trost, Eleanor Greenlief, S. L. Bickal, O. C. Pfaff. Standing: lohn Mitchell, Mack Bruce. Absent: O. I. Wliittemore
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Dramatics and debate were the only
well organized activities. The play "Box
oi Monkeys" was presented with a large
number t300l tickets sold. There was no
regular music instructor until 1909-no
orchestra until 1913. Band was organ-
ized in 1917.
In 1950. . .
Vocal and instrumental music, dra-
matic art and debate all boast of fine
programs and good talent. Almost every
student is a member of some club, or-
ganization or perhaps has a part in a
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First Row: Srhive, Raillce, Gardner, Will, Reynolds, Lynn.
Second Row: S. Ainsworth, Carluerry, Messner, Middauqh, Haugen, Adamson.
Third Row: Hayefr, Carlson, Rarnir r, VVood, Gstendort, lavalis, N. Ainsworth, Risl.
Fourth Row: Perry, Keeper, Duninire, Nelson, Snyder, A. lohnson, Shaeffner, Engellvart.
Fifth Row: lwfats, Russel, lnssvn, Fwran, Croft, Holt, Moreland, Keeton, B. Warlarid, lessen
Fort Dodge High School was host to the
Tri-City Band Festival, the first of its kind to
be held. Newton, Ames, and Fort Dodge took
Walter Luke strikes up the bond.
part in the festival which was presented Feb-
ruary 28th. The combined bands were under
the direction of guest Conductor Donald A.
First Row: 'l'rowluridqe, Mwssnvi, Rvyitslils,
Second Row: Russell, President, Strait, lxlorv-
land, Vive President, Warlinml, 'Treasurer-
First How: Nordmark, Hudson, Dalileen, B. Iolmson, Savage, Seavvr.
Second Row: Heliiier, Cram, Carlson, lfilcifjrier, Lwritz, Tliorsori.
Third How: Berqvniaii, Strait, lciiiilirisoii, Swanson, Clli'iSiiGIlSlJll, Hoyt, Virgil Millard, Likiiis, Don qlas.
Fourth Row: Parsons, Spiriss, V. Millard, Ekedal, D. Warlariti, Olson.
Fifth Row: Brown, Cortieiiiaiin, lense-n, Reliarrak, Walters, 'l'rowtn'itit1e, Ciarifqfrstcrrl.
Lentz of the University of Nebraska. The 75 Norwegian Rhapsody, Concerto in Iazz, Copa
piece band presented its annual Christmas Cobana, Espana Waltz, and New Moon
program. The repertoire included Second Overture.
The Pep Band, under the direction of Walter Lake, added spirit and color
to the pep assemblies. This is a select group of instrumentalists chosen from
the concert marching band.
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Firsl Row: lordison, Boeke, lloll. Second Row: Radko, Lynn, Nordrnarlc, Hobson, Fowler.
Third Row: Reynolds, Will, Gardner, Suhive, Schoenfiscli, Peoples, Wliile.
Fourth Row: Risl, Strait, Tomlinson, Warlancl, Douglas, Glson. Filth Row: Arnold, lvlr. Lake, Mallarcw, Hussoll.
The concert orchestra's major production
oi the year was the annual Thanksgiving pro-
gram presented in conjunction with the com-
bined choruses. In April a concert was given
at junior high. Many of the orchestra mem-
bers were in Show Shop.
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Marilyn Slrivkliriirl, lxwsx
Kay Reynolds, livilli
Front Row: Eloini- Will, Sm.,
lane lloll, Tr'm'rs., lj fvvrly
Crofl, Sally lluilsun.
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First Row. left to right: Scliive, Radke, S. Ainsworth, Will, Reynolds, Gardner, Messner, Haugen, Carberry, Middaugh,
Adamson, N, Ainsworth, Ostendort, lacolos. Second Row: Smith, Lentz, L. Carlson, A. Wagner, Seaver, E. lolinson, Cran,
Dalileen, Norclmark, Lynn, Hudson, Cannon, Rarnler, D. Carlson. Third Row: Tomlinson, Strait, Rist, Bergeman, Nelson,
Larson, A. lohnson, Engelbart, Snyder, Dunniire, Koeper, Hoyer, Hanes. Fourth Row: Douglas, Likins, Millard, Swanson,
Clirislianson, Hoyt, Olson, Worland, Ekedal, Millard, Spiess, C. Wagner, Savage. Filth Row: Walter Lake, director:
Moreland, Croft, Foran, Holt, Parsons, lessen, Loots, Russell,Bal1n, Trowbridge, Mallaro, Brown, Watters.
The Marching Band added color to
the football games
Featured at all of the home football games grams. These included "A Bicycle Built For
was the colorful Dodger marching band. Two," from the "Gay Nineties," "The Circus"
Under the direction of Walter Lake, the band and "Music In The Air." The band traveled
presented outstanding between-halves pro- to Waterloo for its annual trip.
lane Holt, Keith Moreland, Bev Croft,
Donna McTaqgart, Adelaide Poran.
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The Instrumental Groups presented us with a
variety of entertainment
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First Row: Miller, McClintock, Franke, Middauah, Nordrnark, McNulty, Dahleen, Alftine, Allison,
B. Davis, Patterson.
Second Row: L, Carlson, Slirader, Anderson, De-ncklau, Cran, Rotrnan, Iensen, Shipman, Crouse,
Brown, Monsein, Ramler, A. Carlson.
Third Row: lones, lenson, Gordon, A. Larson, Kenney, Wiese, Carrier, Scharf, Barlow, Hovcy,
Hilton, Peterson, Hauaen, P. Larson, E. Davis,
Fourth Row: Volker, Iolinson, Swanson, Viers, Warland, Kuelinast, Graham, Ekedal, Loots, V.
Larson, Ericson, Hobbs, Kina, Cwroif, Spiess, Willard, Oleson, Hiaqins.
CCOD CI'IO OTUS
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The second and fifth period choruses serve a week, receive special voice drill and expe-
a useful purpose in training future A Cap- rience. The membership ofthe two choirs was
pella members. Under the direction of Clay- approximately 120. Auditions were given to
ton Hathaway, the choirs, which meet twice all members for membership in A Cappella.
June Holt, Carol Fisher,
Donna Messner, and
Joyce Strong try those
Kuy Buusserman checks out the music. Duck Hanson Sterling Ainsworth Kenh Moreland
LIBRARIAN BOYS QUARTET
The girls' sextet and the boys' quartet
proved to be very popular. They were fea-
tured at many of the a cappella concerts.
The sextet sang at many service clubs and
provided entertainment at various conven-
Fifth Period Chorus
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The choir traveled to Newton for the Tri-
City Music Festival which was directed by
Maynar Klien of the University of Michigan.
Singing for the State Rotary Club Convention
was another honor enjoyed by the choir.
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Marge McClure and Mary Cullen check robes.
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Dick Hansen and Chorus sing "Give Me Your Tired and Your Poor"
The A Cappella presented
"The I-Iither and T hither of Danny Dith
A comedy play with music, "The Hither
and Thither ot Danny Dither," was presented
March 10 and 11 to two highly receptive
audiences. Four weeks of memorizing and
study was done by both chorus and cast.
The cast consisted of twenty-seven parts. The
plot centered around Danny, who was sent
to earth to check on the good deeds of Faith,
Hope and Charity.
h 'N d ' h M n Cleveland Schmoker Brooks
Ioan Eslinger directed the various dances:
Irish, Iitterbug and the City Ballet, which
were arranged according to the scene being
portrayed. The chorus was under the direc-
tion oi Clayton Hathaway. The Show Shop
orchestra was directed by Walter Lake.
Kenneth Waterman directed the cast and
stage crew. Costumes were selected by lane
Crow and Iean Doggett.
"Danny" and the Angels, Brooks, Fisher,
Barnes, Hogan, plan for "Danny's"
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TOM PINGEL CLAIR CULVER DICK LETHEM
ll littir Advisor Art Editor
96 '70 of the student body purchased
The sale of the 1950 Big Dodger was suc-
cessful and the staff was in the mood for a
lot of hard Work. They knew nothing about
producing a year book, but they were willing
to learn. After attending some after-school
meetings, each division planned their section.
One of the hardest jobs came later-copy
writing. There were problems and difficulties,
but with the help of Clair Culver, faculty
advisor, and Tom Pingel, editor, everything
came out fine.
Many hours were spent in the dark room
Where Bill, Duane, and Tom developed over
a thousand pictures which they had taken.
PAT MERRILL. MARILYN TROST, MARIANNE STEPHAN
IOHN MCCORMICK. IACK HAGAN, IOHN TARR
Boys' Atlilelivs Editors
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LOUISE LARSON cmd PAT KUHN CONNIE COCHRAN, Business Manager ANN CAVANAUGI'
Fasulty and Class Editors SHIRLEY BROOKS. Typist Hi-Lite
Staff attended Iowa High School
Of course, it wasn't all work. The staff took
time out for fun. During the first week of
school, several members of the staff went to
Iowa City for the Iowa High School Press
Conference. The staff entered a float in the
homecoming parade and painted Charles
Knutson in the process. May 25th the 1950 Big
Dodger made its debut at the Iournalism
The staff was proud to present the year
book to the students and faculty as a record
of the year 1950.
ART PETERSON. LOIS HANSEN. BARBARA HORN, IOHN RINGDAHL
TOM BERGEMAN, DUANE CHAMBERS
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From top to bottom:
Sports writers, Jensen, Waterman, and Ditzenberger plan
pages for next issues.
Sue and Miss Flom check reports.
Editor Hoyt Hart in a moment of leisure
Rabiner, Wells, Whitney sell the advertising.
The reporters collaborate on the news.
A lot oi hard work is behind each
issue of the Little Dodger, the popu-
lar school paper which is published
twice a month. Eighteen issues are
published during the year with a
circulation of 1100 papers. With Hoyt
Hart as editor and Adeline Sharon
as faculty advisor, a successful first
semester was completed.
FIRST SEMESTER STAFF
Editor-in-Chief ..... Hoyt Hart
Business Manager . . Sue Watrous
Make-up Editor . . . Karl Dencker
Advertising Manager Carol Banwell
News Editor .... Ioyce Schulze
Athletic Editor . Charles Waterman
Circulation Manager . Norma Trimpl
Advertising Solicitors: Dorothy Whit-
ney, Sandra Wells, lane Ann
Crowley, Ierry Rabiner, Norma
Reporters: Ioanne Walker, Bertha
Ober, Iackie lensen, Vergene
Stewart, Charles Ditzenberger,
Margie McClure, Lou Demos,
Mary Mullen, Frances Adamson.
Demetra Pappas, Betty Somer-
ville, Dixie Rhoades, Rajahneen
Knigge, Vonda Crandall, Ro-
The paper was improved by hav-
ing more pictures than in previous
years. A special Christmas publica-
tion and a grand finale issue in the
spring were highlights of the year.
The business angle of the paper was
handled competently by Sue Wat-
rous, business manager, and Mar-
garet Flom, advisor.
SECOND SEMESTER STAFF
Editor-in-Chief . . . Ioyce Schulze
Business Manager . . Sue Watrous
Advertising Manager Karl Dencker
Circulation Manager . Norma Trimpl
Athletic Editor . Charles Waterman
Advertising Solicitors: Dixie Rhoades,
Frances Adamson, Elmer Ost-
bloom, Charles Ditzenberger.
Betty Lou Quick.
Photographer ..... Hoyt Hart
Reporters: lane Ann Crowley, Sandra
Wells, Barbara Borgeson, Sara
Monsein, Lois Behrens, Rajah-
neen Knigge, Bertha Ober, Iackie
Iensen, Vonda Crandall, Ioanne
Walker, Lou Demos, Carol Ban-
well, Ioyce Frank.
Typist ...... Mary Barnett
Advisors: Miss Adeline Sharon,
Miss Margaret Flom
Top to bottom:
Joyce Schulze is appointed editor for second semester
Miss Sharon worked tirelessly all year.
Some more staff members on the iob.
The big wheels of the paper at work.
Lois, Mary, Joyce and Lou work out the problems
of the next issue.
Y- Teens undertook special social projects
Following the same trend as former years,
the Y-Teens held their annual Gypsy Patrin
in the fall combined with the installation of
new officers. During the year the Y-Teens
collected food at Thanksgiving, decorated
the class rooms at the Christmas season,
and sponsored contests during Friendship
Week. This organization also sold refresh-
ments at the home football games and held
Walker, Monsein, Stewart,
Kirchner, Kaufman, Stiles,
Vice Pres., Williams,
Cullen, Treas., Davidson.
in the canteen.
and Lichty work
on u special
proiect for the
and the Linguists had their fun
The three language clubs provided an in- members throughout the year including sing-
teresting diversion from the routine of regular ing, picnics and parties. The Spanish Club
study. They supplied social activities for the sponsored a contest during Friendship Week.
First Row: Bock, Carlson, Rich
ardson, Barnes, lludson, lloutia,
Second Row: Brialn, Dean,
Perkins, Presg Millard.
Third How: Gotz, Valassiacles,
Graham, Loots, McCorniiuk,
First Row: Lichty, Treasg Hogan,
Vlatrous, Secy: Kaufman,
Vfinkle, Pres., Siuidevant,
Second Row: Pugh, Daniels,
Foran, VVhite, Iohnson,
Third Row: Franz, Kabelitz,
Brown, Pinael, McNulty, Vice
Pres., Drown, lenninqs.
First Row: Cochran, Trevitt,
Demos, Treas., Siephan, Pros.,
Cavanaugh, Vivo Pres.g Case,
Second Row: Cooper, MvNulty,
Schart, Hart, Pray, Buslutnan,
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The Iawbreakers completed a successful
year by winning second place in the district
tournament at Sioux City, qualifying them for
entrance in the state tournament at lowa City.
They also attended debates at Coe College.
Strait. Hart. Dean. Berry. McCormick
First Row: VValker, Daliinen, Sclirafier,
Second Row: Cmwtgini, Scott, Potcison,
Briglii, Coy, Mcrelaini, llogan,
Ericson, lesson, Oloson, Warlanti,
Ainsworth, MvCoiniin'k, Slifiiiiion,
First Row: NN'eiso, Iolinsoii, Sturdevarit,
Schulze, Davis, Schrader, Thayer.
Second Row: Lyman, Carter, Gotzf,
Sliirloy, Dickerson, Ro gets, Savuqo,
First Row: Dahlecn, Davis, Coy,
Second Row: Doncker, Ikfloielanti,
Ainsworth, Scnulze, Barnett.
The librarians provide the school with a
valuable service by spending one period
each day behind the library counter. This
gives them training for the future and they
also earn a credit for their year's work.
Showers, Weaver, Davton, Franz. Galvin. E. Stearns.
Making ready for the footlights. Stage Crew prepares the stage
Dodger players, stage crew, and make-up crew
combined their efforts to present the shows
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Scenes from "The Ghost of a Show"
Larry Savage and Bob Shannon.
Elaine Kratosky. Larry Savage. Sterling Ainsworth.
Carol Bracken. Dennis Locts. Ioan Ericson.
Larry Savage. Carol Bracken-"Romeo and Iuliet."
Scenes from "Three's A Crowd"
Bill Strait and Bob Briqhi.
Bob Briqhi and Barbara Borgeson.
Cnc Act Play Night
February llth was the big night for the
presentation of the four one-act plays under
the direction of Kenneth Waterman.
Variety was the spice of the highly praised
skits. "Did You Say Mink" was the story of
a lady who offered her mink coat to anyone
who would Work for her. The drama "The
Best There Is" told of a girl who wanted the
best there was for her dying father who was
in the hospital. "Ghost of a Show" provided
an amusing angle when a custodian taught
high school students how to enact Shake-
speare. "Three's a Crowd" provided the
audience with many laughs. It was a story
of a teenage boy who had two dates for the
Mary Scott, Ruth Fischer, Fred Engelbart.
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Scenes from "The Best There ls"
Ioan Schrader, Keith Moreland
"Did You Say Mink" "Tho Ghost of a Show"
A Comedy by Mary Thurman Pyle A Comedy by Albert Carriere
Mrs. Martin Pat Peterson Helen, the director
Mrs. Willoughby Kay Fantle
Ruth Doyle Rajahneen Knigge
Pinky, the prompter
Lucretia Walker .
Mrs. Chandler Sally Kabelitz Peggy'
Azalea Marjorie McClure Tubby, the scene painter
Matilda Brown Marilyn Strickland Bobmugomeou
Lorraine May Carol Fisher
Winitred Wiggins Mary Cullen Alfred' the bookwofm
"Tim Bc-st Tllr-rv Is"
A Drama by Marion Weter
I. I. Petersham
Mac, the reporter
Anthony, the janitor
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Mary Scott A Comedy by Sara S. and E. C. McCarty
Kenneth Carter Eddie Iohnson Bob Brighi
Ioan Schrader Madeline Ianean Wiese
lim lessen Ellen Barbara Borgeson
Freddie Engelburt Elmer Bill Strait
Donna Harrington Mr. Iohnson
Scenes from "Did You Say Mink"
Kaye Fantle, Ann Eide, Marilyn Strickland. Carol Fisher, Lucretia Walker
Marqe McClure, Sally Kabelitz. Mary Hogan.
Scenes from "The Divine Flora."
Dodger Players presented The Divine Flora
The Divine Flora, a comedy in three acts,
was presented Friday, April 21, to a respon-
sive audience. The play was directed by
Kenneth Waterman. It was the story of two
high school boys' attempts to glamourize a
"prunepuss." Taking the leading roles were
Mary Scott, Mary Hogan, Sterling Ainsworth,
The disguised fugitives.
Bill Strait, Bob Brighi, Bob Dickerson, Pat
Peterson, and Iacqueline Dahleen. Many
hilarious scenes provided the audience with
Before and after the prologue selections
from "South Pacific" were played by the
Show Shop orchestra.
Bob Dickerson as Tex Arlen.
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Athletics as they existed m 1900 were
not similar to athletics today. Football
was only six years old and basketball
GH Basketball was not regularly
ed until 1910. .As late as 1897
ol furnished nothing-no coach.
no ts, no encouragement. 1900
bo d of eleven football lettennen.
In 1950 . . .
Coaches. equipment and encouraale-
ment all are very much present in e
athletic department today. Football,
basketball. track. wrestling. baseball
and tennis for the boys as well as varied
intramural sport sfor boys and girls find
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Back Row: Gerald Leeman, Lisle Townsend, Lloyd Pippett, Connie Goodman.
Qur Athletic Staff
Fort Dodge High School is fortunate to have
a competent athletic department. Headed by
Athletic Director Forrest Marquis, the depart-
ment ably guides the athletic program for our
school. Besides acting as athletic director.
Forrest Marquis is head high school football
coach. "Connie" Goodman is high school
basketball and junior college football mentor.
Gerald Leeman is high school wrestling and
assistant junior college football tutor. Ben
Duea assists in high school iootball and
basketball and is head track coach. Lisle
Townsend holds the rein in high school base-
ball and junior college basketball. Howard
Bath is tennis coach and assists with high
school football. Win Baker is sophomore foot-
ball coach and assists in track. Bob McCaf'frie
assists with sophomore football and varsity
wrestling. Lloyd Pippett serves as junior col-
lege baseball coach.
These men have conveyed their knowledge
of the different games and the elements of
sportsmanship to the boys who play under
First Row. left to right: Baker, Hamilton, Craft, Capt. Etzel, Gillman, Ellstrom, Kammarmeyer, Franks.
Back Row, left to right: Halligan, Bingham, Cleven, Burke, Tarr.
Dodger Third in Big Six Conference
Dodger gridders again completed another
successful season. From the opening practice
until the final gun the Red and Black were
filled with the desire to win. The record for
the season was six wins, two losses, and one
tie, against the best competition in the state.
The Dodgers placed third in the Bix Six Con-
After two weeks of pre-school practice the
Dodgers received their baptism of fire in a
victorious encounter with Central Catholic of
Sioux City. After this they swung into Big
Six competition by smothering North Des
Moines. The Red and Black then downed
Central High of Sioux City. The three game
winning streak of the Dodgers was broken
by a stalwart West Waterloo aggregation.
The Dodgers countered with victories over
East Waterloo, and East Des Moines. but
then lost a close one to Ames on a blocked
kick. After this, an outclassed Mason City
team fought the Dodgers to a tie. The Red
and Black ended the season with a victory
over Boone in the annual Charity Game.
Burke halts East Des Moines attack
First Row left to right: McCormick, Berry, lioward, Ellstrom, Hamilton, Halligan, Craft, Etzel, Burke
Lleven, Franks, Baker, Bingham, larr, Karnmarrneyer.
Second Row Gillnian, Lacina, Mallaro, Butler, Iordison, Whelchel, Beigger, Messerly, Brighi, Chin
grtn Sinnott, Benson, Rogers, Nerlius, McNulty, Thomson, Brattmiller.
Third Row lleller, Brennan, Wilson, l-layungs, Paulson, Dulaney, Douglas, Roberts, Parsons, Elsen
Allisnn, Olson, Burnell, Gerdes, Portner.
The 1949 Seasons Score
. 7 Central Catholic, Sioux City . 6
. 25 North Des Moines .... 6
. 9 Central High, Sioux City . . 7
West Waterloo . . . . 27
. 20 East Waterloo . . 0
. 14 East Des Moines . . 6
. 13 Ames .... . . 20
. 6 Boone . . 0
First Row left to right: Kuelinast, D. Eriuson, B. Brown, D. Kina, Darby, G. King, Horn, Butler, Rabiner
Hobbs, A. Erivson, Parsons.
Second Row Student Manager Duea, Bosien, lrwin, Schmolcer, Pingel, McMiniment, Gilpin, F'
lolinson, Paine, Kerr, Brin, Marsliatl, E, Iolinson, l. Brown, Nesler, Block.
Third Row Kinnan, Glazier, Haw, Williams, Hesket Porter, Bryan, Shaw, Maloney, Anderson, Hoviclc
Fourth Row Vinnes, Burnell, Parzier, Peters, Blackstone, Warland, Casey, D. Iohnson, Stewart, Arnold
IOHN TARR PAT HALLIGAN LESLIE BINGHAM
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North Des Moines
East Des Moines
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Mason City .
38 Fort Dodge
31 Fort Dodge
47 Fort Dodge
45 Fort Dodge
36 Fort Dodge
64 Fort Dodge
39 Fort Dodge
41 Fort Dodge
Webster City . .
Humboldt . .
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East Waterloo .
Webster City . .
North Des Moines
Mason City . .
East Des Moines
Boone .... . 53 Fort Dodge . .
Sioux City fCatholiCJ 41 Fort Dodge . .
Sioux City fCentrall . 49 Fort Dodge . .
VARSITY SQUAD-First Row. leii to righi: Cleven, Burke, Ditzenberqer, Franks, Flynn, Molloro.
Second Row: Sinnott, Boker, I. McCormack, I. McCormick, Torr, Beiqqer, McNulty,
Back Row: Butler, Wilson, Duffy, Anderson, Bosmussen, Ulrich, Robbitt.
Dodger Quin tets
B-SQUAD-First Row. left lo right: Ulxnsteod, lxflillczrd, E. lohnston, Kinq, Rosien, Grolf, F. lolxnston, Horn, Colcmun, Nzlloll
Second Row: Heskeu, Williams, Dueo, Werhiem, lVlcMiniment, Reborcok, Brown, Rudolph, Huoimvht, Kerr.
Buck How: Show, Kuehnosi, lrwm, Ericson, Blackstone, Lyoll, Brin, Blaine.
Season 's Survey
The Dodger '49-'50 basketball team
finished season play with a 10 won,
9 lost record. Playing some of the
state's toughest teams, the Dodgers
made a creditable showing-combin-
ing coaching, skill, and spirit to pro-
duce an exciting brand of basketball.
The Dodgers dropped the season's
opener to Ames, but then retaliated
by dumping the North Des Moines
Polar Bears in a thriller on their home
court. The court aces continued their
winning ways by dropping East Des Moines
in their only defeat of conference play and
also winning over Algona and Perry. Power-
ful West Waterloo stormed past but their
cross town rivals, East, met defeat in an
overtime. In a slow game played on the
Mason City hardcourt, the Trojans became
the third team to defeat the Red and Black.
Webster City and Humboldt became the sixth
and seventh victims and the Dodgers seemed
to be headed toward a great finish. Then the
roof fell in as three successive road foes-
West Waterloo, East Waterloo, and Webster
City-dropped the fading Dodgers. Showing
more spirit and determination than previ-
ously displayed, the Dodgers edged by
Tom Pingel Jim Olson Noel Llkins
North Des Moines and Mason City. The
regular season closed as the Dodgers lost
two successive heart breaking, overtime bat-
tles-to East Des Moines and Boone. At the
district tournament at Sioux City, highly
rated Sioux City Catholic was defeated in a
thrilling 44-41 encounter. Again traveling to
Sioux City, the potent Sioux City Central
basketeers dropped the Dodgers in the sub-
state tournament. This put the lid on the
1949-50 campiagn-a season packed full of
crowd pleasing and heart breaking action.
High scorer was Captain Howard Franks,
all Big 6 conference forward, with 204 points.
He was followed by Lloyd Cleven with 146
and Charles Ditzenberger with 143 points.
TRAVELING SQUAD-Front Row. left to right: Tom Mallaro, Tom Btlrlw, Keith Bvifqgt 1, l,lwytl Ulvv-him.
Second Row: lack Etzel, Charles Ditzsnbcrqer, lolin Tarr, Emmett Flynn,
Third Row: lim McCormack, lim Baker, Howard Franks. Fourth Row: john lVlwCor11iivk.
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East Des Moines
A-SQUAD-First Row: Hamilton, Blair, Harina, Halliqan, Ellstrom, Hayunqs, Wilson, Struhar,
Patterson, Mallard, lohnson.
Second Row: Heller, Latina, Weiss, Waterman, Nehrus, Rinadalil, Elseii, Berry, Nelson, Anderson,
Hoviclc, Briahi, Hill, Burnell, Erickson, Hearn.
Matmen Won 6 - Lostl - Tiedl
East Waterloo . . 18 19
East Des Moines . 6 31
North Des Moines 5 34
West Waterloo .... . 20 20
Eagle Grove .... . 21 20
Council Bluffs tThomas Ieffersonl . 12 20
Mason City ..... . 17 20
Clarion . . 17 18
East Waterloo . 18 19
District Meet Fourth
State Meet . Tenth
B-SQUAD-First Row: Ccilisioi. Second Row: IVlcPl1uI'soii, Laciiia, Wc,itt:i1iitrii, lfltllltl, Gvitlvs, lluiitt-lx,
Hart, Vlfeiss Viniior, Hearn, lviulroltey.
Third Row: Ralviner, Ericson, Stewart, Casey, Kinnan, Sclimoker, Brown, Brennan, Paine, Keniplcty,
Fourth Row: lvlarlclox, Kammcxrrneyei, Carlzula, Holden, Rinqrlahl, Secor, Olson, Parsons.
Harlng blocks a roll.
Grapplers Big Six Conference Champs
Under the efficient coaching of Gerald
"Germ" Leeman, and Robert McCaffrie, the
Fort Dodge grapplers annexed their second
consecutive Big Six Conference champion-
ship. The Dodgers won six dual meets, lost
one, and tied one. The team took first place
in the Eagle Grove Invitational Meet, fourth
in the district, and tenth in the State meet.
The Dodgers established themselves as a
wrestling power by overpowering some of
the toughest competition in the state. They
defeated North Des Moines, East Des Moines,
East Waterloo, Mason City, Council Bluffs
Thomas Iefferson, and Clarion. The matmen
tied West Waterloo and lost by a one point
margin to Eagle Grove. Probably the out-
standing match of the season was the 19-18
decision over East Waterloo. This clinched
the Big Six Conference championship.
In the State meet Phil Haring, 155 pounds,
placed second, and Frank Patterson, 122
pounds, took third place. Phil Haring and
Harold Hayungs were undefeated in dual
competition. Phil Haring was elected team
The grapplers hold with pride their 20-17
victory over Mason City, this year's State
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Second Row: Wolfe, Groff, McCormick, Iohnston, Weyer, Hagan.
Highlighting the 1949 tennis team were
victories in doubles by Captain Bob Rich
and lack Hagan in the Big 6 Meet at Cedar
Falls and in the District meet Sandy Wolfe
was runnerup. In the State meet the Rich-
Hagan duo was eliminated by Dubuque in
the semi-final round. Coach Bath has three
lettermen, Iack Hagan, Sandy Wolfe, and
Iohn Groff, returning for the 1950 squad.
1949 Season 's Score
Fort Dodge 3 Ames 3 Fort Dodge 2 Roosevelt 4
Fort Dodge 2 Ames 4 Big Six Meet Fort Dodge First
Fort Dodge 4 Mason City 2 District Meet Fort Dodge First
Don Larson Sandy Wolfe
John McCormick .lack Hagan
Lettermen Wolfe, Groff, and Hogan.
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Anderson, Woods, Licht, Tarr, Lethem, Hedegard, Burke, Kammarmeyer, Mallaro. Third Row: Stiles, Ascherel, Buckner,
C. Anderson, Heller, Biegger, Roberts. Fourth Row: B. Brown, Halligan, Burnell, Lockman, Karbula, I. Brown.
Season 's Record 1949
Triangular Meet tl-Iumboldt, Eagle Grove? ooao B BB B Fort Dodge, First
Valley Relays B B B B B BBBB BBBBB BBBB F o rt Dodge, Fourth
Cowboy Relays CClarionlB BBBBB B BB B BBBBBBBBBBB B BBBBB B BBBBBB Fort Dodge, First
Triangular Meet CSac City, Rockwell Cityl .BBB Fort Dodge, First
State Teachers Relays B BB B BBBBBBBBBB BBBBBB M ile Relay, First
Drake Relays B BB BB Mile Relay, Fourth
District Meet BBBB Fort Dodge, Second
Big Six Meet B BBBB B Fort Dodge, Fourth
State Meet BB BB Mile Relay, Third
FRESHMAN-SOPHOMORE TRACK SQUAD-First Row: Rosien, Kuehnast, Sturdevant, Ericson, McPherson, Hart, Irwin,
H. Brown, G. Kina, Wells. Second Row: Millard, Dryzynski, McMiniment, Hobbs, Parson, Block, Gilpin. Third Row:
Kane, Paine, Keeper, Larson, Iohnson, Kinnan, Shaw, McCarthy.
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Second. Row: Tarr, Woods, Lethem, Anderson, Burke.
THE 1949 DODGER TRACK SQUAD won
several meets and produced some outstand-
ing individual stars. In the Cowboy CClarionl
Relays the Dodgers narrowly escaped Mason
City's challenge but pulled the meet out of
the fire by racing to victory in the final event,
the mile relay. The mile relay team, consist-
ing of Don Seltz, Iohn Tarr, Willie Zuck, or
Harry Kiliper, and Dick Sampson, broke the
meet records in the Cowboy Relays and in
the District Meet. The medley relay team con-
sisting of Dick Sampson, Iohn Tarr, or Mel
Licht, and Don Seltz, and anchored by Willie
Mile Relay Team
l.Voocls, Nlallaro, Licht and Tarr.
Zuck, also produced some fine victories.
Track Captain Dick Sampson closed a suc-
cessful season by sprinting to victory in the
440-yard dash and anchoring the first place
mile relay team in the State A.A.U. meet at
Clark Iohnson, high jumper: Don Hensley,
pole vaulter: lim Reed, miler: and Bill Win-
ston, half-miler, consistently produced wins
throughout the season for the Dodgers. Jack
Woods placed high in both the high and low
hurdles and is a fine prospect for the 1950
Woods Takes Student Managers
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BASEBALL SQUAD-First Row: Cleveland, Baker, Larson, Iohnson, Quinn, Macek, liuckner, Wilson.
Second Row: Ditzenberqer, Bingham, Gallitan, Woodard, Pranks, Cordes, Cervene, Welcher, Stewart lStudent Manager?
Record for 1949
Somers or 1 1 0
Eagle Grove 9 6
Pomeroy ,S S 6 2
Manson ,eo,o 13 2
Eagle Grove 8 0
Manson 1 ,eo,e, 1 9 7
Pomeroyoeo to 1 14 2
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North Des Moines 1, 1 1 2 6
Stratford 1 1 1 1 2
Lehigh , 9 1
Moreland 1 0
Eagle Grove 1, 1 ,S 1, 0 10
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Batman Won 10 ---- Lost 2
Led by the able tutoring of Coach Lisle
Townsend and a competent pitching staff the
1949 Dodger baseball team completed a suc-
cessful season. Losing only to Eagle Grove
and North Des Moines, the team exhibited a
fine competitive spirit. The Dodgers were
benched by Eagle Grove in tournament play.
With twelve returning lettermen providing
the nucleus of the squad, each position was
ably manned by an experienced -player.
Pitcher Bob Anderson who displayed fine
pitching ability and hitting power was elected
Jim Cleveland. Jim Boker. Kenneth Cervene
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Many boys participated in the
intramural program under the
supervision of Coach Duea. The
program started during the win-
ter when several basketball
quintets unleased some exciting
games in the noon-hour league.
Separate tournaments w e r e
held both semesters. Wrestling
then took the spotlight and
again keen competition pre-
vailed on the mats. The intra-
mural program came to a thrill-
ing close as tankmen splashed
to individual championships.
The purpose of intramurals is
to stimulate competition and to
give a sporting chance to all.
From Top to Bottom:
First Semester Basketball Champs:
Rabbitt, Rasmussen, Chambers,
Second Semester Basketball Champs:
First Row: Iohnson, Jones.
Second Row: Pinael, Cordes, Corvene,
Hedegard, Beightol, Rasmussen, Groll.
First Row: Wood.
Second Row: Larson, Higgins, Quinn,
Third Row: Ascherl, Horlng, Brown.
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Second Row: Mary Cullen, Marian Knutson,
Virginia Crouse, Leone Franz.
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First How: Westlinq, Grisham, Swaney.
Second Row: Franke, Ramler, Swanson, While, Hintch
Alice Westling and Jane! Swaney Lu Waiker and Jeanne Crawford
push the disk around. do an elephant walk.
Every girl has a chance to specialize
in some form ofphysical
Jo Luchiy and Marianne Stephan Jo Ann Sager goes through Cum' Wenzel goes high
warm up for a game of ping pong. the stick. in U rope i
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Girls worked hard for their letters
Girls' physical education is divided into
two parts: the physical education classes and
intramural sports. Instructions in rules and
skills of all girls' competitive sports are given.
The ability to play and cooperate with others
is greatly stressed in this program. Intra-
mural sports are after school, from 4:00 to
5:00. These sports are entirely voluntary.
Ping pong, badminton, quoit, volleyball, bas-
ketball, softball, and swimming make up this
recreational program. Intramurals are di-
vided into three divisions: team sports, dual
activities and individual sports. By partici-
pating in these activities, the girls earn their
letter awards in girls' athletics. Two hundred
points are required for a letter. At least fifty
points in team sports, twenty-five points in
individual activities and ten points in skill
tests are needed for a letter. All points carry
over from year to year.
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Good times were no doubt common
but records do not include many social
affairs as part of the school calendar.
Class parties were held about once a
month at different homes. Automobiles
were still curiosities so the parties
started and ended in the same place.
In 1950. . .
Parties. teas, dances, picnics and after
the game get togethers all added to the
hi life ofthe graduate of 1950. The auto-
mobile was an accepted necessity and
the only curiosity would be a school
affair with none around. Most seniors
would agree that in 1900 hi liie couldn't
possibly have been as much fun.
The A Cappella Choir
We will never forget the assemblies . .
Howard Franks and Marge McClure
in Nativity scene.
A school party and food.
Ben Ferrier tells about the
Soprano in "Music Unlimited."
Janice and Janet Rial iitterbug.
Wurland and Radke at the
Punch is served at the party.
The Melody Four sing and
Carol Fisher and Marge McClure
in Nativity scene.
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ready for bed. at a potluck. ,
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the maM'er- Burke's hare
did square-dancing wear you out?
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The annual soc hop was held ui the Wohkonsa ballroom.
. the soc-hop
and the all school dances .
J. Rial und Hilbert Licht at an all school party.
Rankin shows Jo Lichfy his new step. Fun at the soc hop.
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hey should make more room in the halls. Chingren, Belghtol and Brighi have their usual
snack after szhool. A . 1
the happenings between classes
and the Christmas formal
The annual Christmas form
Y-Teens' Crystal Ball float.
in gold on the
Jack Etzel crowns Norma Julius queen
Carlson, Fletcher, Heitner and Evans display Lorraine Dahlquist and Bonnie Cox
a float for Homeroom 218. ride on a float for Homeroom 16E.
. . . the homecoming events . . .
The Queen and her court are
presented with flowers.
A Dodger Players
Mary Hogan and
The A Cappella float won
Melvin Licht, Darlene Macek, Marianne Stephan, Howard Oleson.
. . . and our energetic cheer leaders
Norma I uli us
MARY CU LLEN
MARIANNE STEPHAN ANN CAVANAUGH CAROL FISHER
Dodger Fools of 1950
In the upper lefthand picture is Les Bingham,
Bud Taylor and Bob Gillman going western.
Next is Bill Strait and Noel Likins in horn rimmed
glasses and then Bose Mary Stiles and Pat
Williams Wearing ski shoes. "leans" were still
popular as worn by Barb Iohnston, Marilyn
Trost, Marilyn Williams and Ann Daniels.
Weskits were a newcomer as styled by
Marge McClure, Pat Peterson, Mary Lou Pat-
terson. lack Woods, Bill Thelander and Don
Nelson Wear levies in the lower left picture.
Below Ditzenberger and Ellstrom Wear knit caps
which were the rage.
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THE FORT DODGE IUNIOR COLLEGE
was established in 1921 and has been
in operation since that time. Fort Dodge
has the honor of having one of the
largest Iunior Colleges in the state of
Iowa and the present trend in American
education points to the fact that it will
continue to grow from year to year.
We feel that Fort Dodge Iunior Col-
lege or community college is designed
to meet the needs of students who wish
to attend school at home and for those
who are unable to attend the regular
four year colleges.
It is our feeling that not only the trans-
fer students can be cared for, but also
the students who wish to complete their
formal education at this college. We
provide a two year curriculum which
will prepare students to enter the four
year college as well as the two year
curriculum that meets the needs of the
population within this community and
at the close of that time the latter student
is ready to take a serni-professional or
We look forward to continued growth
in our community college.
Myxrr' Wiley' 421 Jw
yy, Iunior College Registrar
First Row. left to right: Marilyn Tunwall, Polly Iohnson, Shirley Bierson, Connie Douglas, Rose Marie
Sorensen, Edna Arnold, Shirley Voqal, Ed Paap.
Second Row: Gerald Chapman, lerry Nordquist, Bill Briqhi, Bob Rankin, Bernard Toohey, Leonard
Dueclcer, Herb Conlon, Don Sternitzke.
Third Row: Leo Rodenborn, Phil Diamond, Dan Berry, Ed Collins, Tom Gustafson, Howard Oleson,
First Row, left to right: Wilma Belmer, Alice Willhoite, Zoe Carpenter, Gloria Holley, Shirley Hayek,
Marian Iacobs, Bonnie Nelson, Frances Boland, Pat Hickey.
Second Row: Donna Hudson, Rita Bradford, Pat Yetmar, Marvin Dolly, Fred Carter, lim Reed, Carol
Parker, Virginia Trost.
Third Row: Phil Dawson, Bob Armbruster, Bill Devlin, Torn Balrn, Morton Williamson, Gene
Rathermel, Bob Douglas.
First Row. left to right: lack Ertl, Rosemary Koestner, Elaine Kratosky, Arlene Enqholm, Carrie Rosen
loAnne Voss, Monica Crawford, Charlotte Hoop, Harold Vincent.
Second Row: Bill Hill, Bob Hrabak, Francis Donnelly, Gerald Chapman, Don Mahoney, Dick Linn
Lynn Nelson, Roqer Klinqer.
Third Row: Iames Ellstrom, Bob Nelson, Elwood Johnson, Bob Swan, Edward Hendrickson, loe
Carberry, Bob Cole, Howard McDonald.
First Row. left to right: Gloriann Lloyd, Charleen Schroeder, lack Cerney, Don Spooner, lean Moore,
Rita Spilka, loan Cannon.
Second Row: Elaine Will, Verlin Hall, lim Cook, lohn Stewart, Leo Strait, Ronald Ballou, Tom Shea,
Third Row: Don Evans, lim Fox, Don Renquisl, Larry Wiewel, Harlan Phillips, Tommy Thomas,
The Fort Dodge Iunior College strives
to provide a combination of general
and technical education beyond the
high school level for all the people of
this and surrounding communities, re-
gardless of age or interest, affording at
minimum cost, educational services
which are in keeping with the progress
W. A. ERBE
of education in America.
Whether you are interested in going
on to a college of higher education or
into the business World, we sincerely
welcome the opportunity to be of service
The people who
Top Row. left to right:
Howard Bath CBiologylp Bernice Bernatz flvlcrthematicsl.
Bottom Row: Elvin Chapman CPhysics, Chemistryl: Iane
Crow QNutritionlg Clair Culver CPhysiologyJy Ben Duea
CPhysical Educotionlg Margaret Plom fCc1nmerciaD.
Top Row, left to right: W. A. Goodman flrootballlp Margaret Gore CCommunicationslg Clayton Hath
away lChoirJp Ingeborg Highland CSocial Sciencelg Lewis Iohn Engineer Drcrwingl.
Bottom Row: Agnes Killerlain lhbrarianlg Walter Lake llnstrumental Musiclg Carrie Longfellow
CPrenchlg Forrest Marquis CDirector of Athleticslg Mary McClusky CBusiness Administrcztionl
keep us busy
Top Row, left to right: Iean Moulding fArtlp Florence Nordman lGirls' Athleticslp Lloyd Pippett
lBcxseballJy L. C. Rich Ulccountinglp Ethel Shannon lMathematicsl.
Bottom Row: Adeline Sharon Uournalismlg Maurice Sinitt fChemistrylp Lisle Townsend fBusketbc1lllg
Robert Waggener lSocicrl Sciencelg Kennth Waterman fCommuniccxtior1s and Drcrmalicsl.
RICHARD LANDRY In
PreAMed , Epi.
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M uclz of our time was spent
in labs and classrooms
Alize and Milton "Adding It Up". Peterson and Dowd search for the unknown
Virginia and Chuck investigate o frog skeleton. Paul Youngstrom takes a speed test.
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Chorus boys square dance at party. Time to eat at ? Club.
Panthers at Parties
Chow time at
The Queen and attendants.
I C takes over
at K VFD
Wiewel, Berry and Schroder
take care of
Steak House matinee.
Upper Right: Kratosky,
Bradford, and Dillman
plan program with
Right: Blink and Greene
at the controls.
Kirkpatrick and Schroeder handle program
under supervision of Wally Englehart
Top to Bottom:
"Our Guide and His," Dean and Mrs. Hughes.
Jimmie Ellstrom, Gloriann Lloyd, and Janice
Barber enioy a little refreshment.
Top to Bottom:
Huddle at a footall game.
The trip home.
Merle McMahon and Wanda
Maier sit one out.
Marian Iacobs was
crowned queen of
Iunior College at the
at the Country Club.
The candidates are
selected from the
student body by the
students, and from these
candidates a queen is
elected by those
attending the dance.
Front Row, left lo right:
Voss, Rierson, Schcxri.
Etzel, Enqliolm, Collins,
Poisniclc, B. Devlin, l-lay
Blink, D. Devlin, Dowd.
purchases o J. C.
from Wilma Belmer.
officers: Gene Hay,
.Ioan Eslinger, and
Students Governing Body
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Sigma Alpha P111
The SAP'S activities
began in October with
an impressive candle-
light initiation ceremony.
The social calendar for
the year was a pot luck
dinner, a Christmas
party, an ice skating
party, a Mother-Daughter
Tea and a picnic.
Barber proposes to
Cannon at initiation.
Voss, Kratosky do
dancing at initiation.
and Nelson plan
First Row. left to right: Carlverry,
Nelson, Barber, Nordquist,
Second Row: Engliolin, Belmer,
Third Row: Swan, Diamond, Cook,
Schroder, Armbruster, Engholm,
Pan ther Players - important part oil C. activities
Carrying on the tradition established by the organization, the Panther
Players played a great part in this year's junior college activities. Three
one-act plays: "Dust of the Road", "Pure Gravy", "Grand Cham's
Diamond", and a three-act play, "Do Re Mi" were produced. Members
took part in the speech festival at Marshalltown and had a big part in
producing the variety show.
An enthusiastic, exuberant
quartet, Iohn Holt, Wilma
Belmer, Polly Iohnson, and
Bill Anderson led the junior
college in rousing cheers. The
school spirit was excellent.
The cheerleaders sponsored
several out-of-town trips.
Milton gets cross-examined.
.loe's girl friends compare experiences.
Bev and Ken greet Jerry.
Jerry proposes to Polly.
Panther Players produced "Do Re Mi"
"Do Re Mi" was a down to earth human
interest play portraying the average Ameri-
can family trying to overcome problems
Common to all. It was a comedy in three acts.
The outstanding feature of this family was
its delight in a good old fashioned argument.
Its quick moving tempo with both humorous
and serious moments demanded attention
throughout the entire production.
The cast was composed of the following
people: Beverly Carlson, Kenneth Engholm,
Ioe Carberry, Pauline Iohnson, Ierry Nord-
quist, Carol Parker, Charleen Schroeder,
Milton Poisnick, and Wilma Belmer.
Pantllvr Playa-rs UHivv1's
Janice Barber, Jerry Nordquist,
COLLEGE CHOIR-First Row, lelt to riqht: Pat Hickey, Rosemary Koestner, 'Nilma Belmer, Marilyn Rohrer, Ioan Svlrarf,
loan Eslinger, Carol Parker, Gloriann Lloyd, lollnne Voss, Mary Rutledge, Shirley Rierson, Bonnie Nelson, Charlotte
lloorw, Pat Wilrrcrrrrs, Connie Douglas,
Second Row: Monrva Crawtord, Marian la.-obs, llev Carlson, Edna Arnold, Carrie Rosen, Erain Ytfill, Elaine Kratoslcy,
lflrrrrlrrrw lolrrrsrrrr, Ianiue Barrier, lVl:,rr'r,rr3t lryrrrr Moore, Gloria Holley, Arlene Errglrolrn, Nanry Beissvr, ltira Spill-La,
Dvrrrvtra Pappas, Slrirloy llayek.
Third Row: Bob Dorrrrlas, lolrrr Holt, Phil lliarrrorrd, Mol Pollard, Bob Paterson, Ed Herrdrirksorr, Clrusk Trqrror, Korrny Enq-
lrolrn, lorry Nordquist, Palrrfr liood, Clrrrck Srnitlr, Bill Anderson, Gene Hay, loo Carberry, P. Lindstrorn, D. Stornitzko.
Choir spent two days on tour
The Choir was one of the most active of
all organizations in Iunior College. It was not
only an extra-curricular activity, but also a
credit course. During the year, the choir as-
sisted in the Thanksgiving and the Christmas
programs. In the spring the choir toured the
surrounding towns for two days, and ap-
peared in numerous other performances
along with the Variety Show. The choir en-
joyed many social activities, including a
horseback riding party, a pot-luck supper
and square dance, and a picnic.
A new addition to the choir this year was
the new uniforms. The girls with their white
blouses and blue skirts and the boys in their
new sport jackets and grey trousers made a
very impressive appearing group.
On time every Monday, W d d , d F 'd t 2:00. Clayton Hathaway gives the beat.
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SOLOISTS ENSEMBLE-Front Row: Pfllll L111dst1r'111, Q'-111 . lliirkt 1, 1111
lltilll Li111isI11111, Uiirwl Pcirkwr, lvriy Nuimiqiiisl.
Carlreiiy, Buck Row: I1'1'1y Ni'Illi1l1lSl, '.'l,,1.'k l?1111ti1.
and produced annual Variety Show
Under the very capable direction of Clay-
ton Hathaway, the choir succeeded in mas-
tering an excellent repertoire. It included
"Set Down Servant," "Song of the Volga
Boatman," "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,"
"Lord God of Hosts, How Lovely," "Calm As
the Night," "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,"
"O, Mary, Don't You Weep," "Peace Comes
to Me," "Lazybones," and "Hit the Road to
The fourth annual variety show "So This
ls lt" was presented May l9th.
A DAY ON TOUR.
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lfigllty l'vr C1-nl of ,I.C.'s
Big Dodger sales in junior college
exceeded previous years. Most oi
this was due to the efforts of Arlene
Engholm, business manager. Class
section was efficiently handled by
Gloria Holley while Rosemary Koest-
ner and Janice Barber were respon-
sible for the organization section.
Kenny Engholm developed a good hi-
life section. Coverage ot boys' ath-
letics was made by Gene Batherrnel
and Bill Kirkpatrick. Gene also served
as Panther photographer. Under the
efficient editorship of Gloriann Lloyd
the staff met all deadlines.
The staff tries to
reach a decision.
Advisor Clair Culver and Editor
Gloriann Lloyd, with Business
Manager Arlene Engholm
make plans for the year.
Barber and Koestner
paste up copy.
Gloria Holley works
on the class section.
Kenneth Engholm gets
another idea for hi-life.
Gene Ruthermel and
Bill Kirkpatrick work
on the athletic section.
Rita Bradford checks over Phil Diamond types an article. Janice Barber spends some
me schedule, time at the desk.
Although the College Campus staff was
slow in getting organized, they turned out an
excellent section covering all Iunior College
activities and news. Under the advisorship
of Miss Sharon, the staff ended the year with
ct feeling of a job well done and much per-
sonal satisfaction. Membership on the staff
provided excellent journalism training. The
staff become trained in all departments of
Gene Hay works on the Bill Kirkpatrick writes an
scrapbook. athletic article.
Kenny Engholm and Patfy
Hickey write article:-.
GLORIANN LLOYD IOHN STEWART
Editor of Panther Basketball Captain
President of SAPS
President of Choir
President of Student Council
President of Panther Players
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First Row, left to right: Herb Conlon, Phil Diamond, Howie McDonald, Harlan Phillips, Lari Wiewel,
Richard Landry, Pat Yetmar, Gene Ratherrnel, Carlo Macelc, Tom Balm, Merle Fischel.
Second Row: Gene Hay, Gerald Fisher, Don Evans, lohn Stewart, Bob Etzel, lohn Cavanaugli,
Duane Devlin, Bill Devlin, Leonard Deuker, lim Fox, Melvin Peed.
Grid Men Won 3 Lost 4
The Panther iron-men galloped through a
fairly successful season, tucking under their
belt three wins and four losses. Coach "Con-
nie" Goodman's squad of seventeen gridders
showed all the spirit, fight and sportsmanship
of a championship team and more than once
proved themselves worthy opponents.
The Panthers dropped their opening game
GENE HAY , SCHSOIl,S Record
12 Buena Vista
13 Eagle Grove
7 Mason City
at Worthington 29-O, but splurged back and
upset Graceland 14-6 at home in the top game
of the season. The Fort Dodgers unleashed
their two scoring attacks in the second frame
and held Graceland to a lone tally in the third
period. The last two games of the season
moved into the winning column by stepping
over Waldorf 9-O and Mason City 13-7.
Rath flips one.
Stewart ready for the snap signal.
Devlin and Efzel pair up
First Row, leil lo right: Bill Devlin, Melvin Pe-ed, Leonard Deuker, Bill Briqlii, lolin Stnwciil, llciilfin
Phillips, lim Fox, Don Evans, Bob Etzel.
Second Row: lohn Ccxvunuuqh, Lcirri Wiewel, Gene Huy, Gene Rcxtherrnel, Duane Devlin.
IOHN CAVANAUGH BOB ETZEL HERB CONLON
Lei! Half Lefi End Guard
BILL DEVLIN BILL BRIGHI DON TILTON
Riqhf End Guard Center
DICK LANDRY GERALD FISHER
.lust about ready
CARLO MACEK HARLAN PHILLIPS LEONARD DEUKER
Guard Guard Guard
VARSITY SQUAD-First Row. lelt to right: Harlan Phillips, Iohn Stewart, Denny Collins, Lloyd Hanson, Don Blink.
Back Row: Bill Devlin, Ed Hendrickson, Bernard Toohey, lim Cook.
The Fort Dodge Panthers coached by Lisle
Townsend had a hard fought season full of
thrills, heartbreaking losses, and last second
victories. Most of the games were won or lost
by a narrow margin. In several games the
Blue and White came from behind in the last
few seconds to emerge victorious.
Eight of the games were lost by four or less
points. Ellsworth edged by the Panthers 51 to
50 and in a fast game at Eagle Grove the
Panthers lost another 43 to 42. Later the
Panthers dropped Eagle Grove 57 to 51. In
the games with Boone, Ellsworth, North-
western, and Eagle Grove the Blue and White
split even. The Panthers drubbed Emmets-
burg 64 to 48 and Marshalltown 60 to 44.
Although the squad was small the spirit
was high, and the team had plenty of tenacity
and excellent teamwork. Iohn Stewart, the
Panther center, was elected captain of the
42 Eagle Grove
46 Webster City
51 Mason City
52 Webster City
45 5 Boone
50 Mason City
51 Eagle Grove
Coach Townsend gives instructions for the next game.
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IIM COOK ED HENDRICKSON LLOYD HANSON
Guard Guard Forward
DON BLINK BERNARD TOOHEY DENNY COLLINS
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First Row, left to right: Sternitzke, C. Collins, Hanson, Fields, Macek, Phillips, McDonald.
Back Row: Kirkpatrick, Cavanaugh, D. Collins, Stewart, Cook, Hendrickson, Brown
Men of the Diamond
1950 Baseball Schedule
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April 2 1
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Eagle Grove Fort Dodge
Waldorf Fort Dodge
Ellsworth C Iowa Falls
Britt ,, ,,rr C, ,C Fort Dodge
Waldorf Forest City
Ou! at home plate.
At last, the end of another year and, of
course, the completion of the 1950 Dodger.
Probably no staff member will ever forget the
part he had in making our dream in the fall
a reality in the spring. After each individual
section had finished drawing up their layout
the sections were assembled and we began
to have an idea what the 1950 Dodger would
be like. Over a thousand pictures were taken
by Bill and his assistants and the best of
these were mounted by the staff members.
Pehaps the hardest job was writing copy to
accompany the pictures. By the usual flurry
of activity during the last few days staff
TOM PINGEL, Editor
members were able to meet most of the dead-
lines. The staff deserves a lot of credit for
the splendid job they have done but we
know nothing could be cr better reward for
them than to be able to read their book from
cover to cover as another actually completed
We will always owe a debt oi gratitude to
Clair Culver for the part he has done in
helping us produce this book. We also
heartily appreciate the cooperation of the
Waterloo Engraving Company and the Mes-
senger Printing Company.
GLORIANN LLOYD. Editor
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