Fountain Valley School - Owl Yearbook (Colorado Springs, CO)
- Class of 1956
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Text from Pages 1 - 96 of the 1956 volume:
PUBLISHED BY TI-IE CLASS OF 1956
TI-IE FOUNTAIN VALLEY SCHOOL
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TO MRS. LOUIS H. PALMER. FOR HER TIRELESS
HELP WITH OUR DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS, AND
EOR HER FRIENDLINESS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL
YEAR, AND TO MR. LOUIS H. PALMER, GUIDE, AD-
VISOR, AND INSTRUCTOR IN MORE THAN BOOKS.
WHO HAS GIVEN UP MUCH OF HIS TIME TO MAKE
THE SCHOOL YEAR A MORE FRUITFUL ONE FOR ALL
OF US, WE. THE CLASS OF 1956 GRATEFULLY DEDI-
CATE THIS BOOK.
MRS. SPENCER PIENRUSE
MRS. SPENCER PENROSE
HE CLASS of I956 dedicates these pages to
the memory of Mrs. Spencer Penrose.
Continuing her late husbands interest in Foun-
tain Valley School, Mrs. Penrose served for six-
teen years as a member of the Board of Trustees.
She was always not only a generous donor but
also a loyal and interested friend. She will of
course be remembered for her many gifts. the last
of which were the Gymnasium, the renovation of
the Auditorium. and the final generous bequest in
her Will. More, however. will she be remembered
for her keen interest and active participation in
the affairs of the school.
Just as Colorado. the Pikes Peak region. and
Colorado Springs are better places through her
help in their development, so Fountain Valley is
a better school for her support. The school here
acknowledges its great debt to her and pledges it-
self to carry on with her memory as an inspiration.
The Board of Trustees
Cl.EMliNT M. BROWN
MRS. A. E. CARLTON -
PIERRE CI-IAPPEI.I. -
EUGENE DINES -
IRVING HOWBERT -
ROBERT V. MENARY
HENRY IS. POOR -
I.T. GENERAI. VREDERIC
J. HOPKINS SMITII. JR.
H. CIIASE STONE
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LOUIS H. PALMER. JR.
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Sixth Form History
This year's Sixth Form has been a class of
individualists, and consequently the form has
had no united personality. Most of its mem-
bers have been at Fountain Valley since the
Fourth Form: one boy came in the First Form,
another in the Second, five in the Third, eleven
in the Fourth, four in the Fifth. and four in the
The part taken by this year's Sixth Form in
extra-curricular activities has been strong and
aggressive, Publications have fiourished. Chris
Fung is to be congratulated for his launching
and editing of the school's first formal paper.
In a school where journalistic standards are
high, and where there is little experience in
news writing. editing the paper has been no
easy job for Chris. The editor of the Year-
book, Dick Winkler, will be remembered for
his perseverance and perfectionism. He has
taken a large part in many school functions in-
cluding stage work for the Drama Club and
Operetta, and management of the Gymkhana,
as well as the editing of the Yearbook.
Paco l.uckett's term as Store Manager was
abruptly halted in the middle of the year by a
nat of the Academic Committee. Up to this
time, however. he had already established a
record profit for any year. He was replaced by
Morgan Smith, who also acted as an important
member of the Student Council.
For obvious reasons, a very respected school
organization has been Dick Haight's Dance
Committee. The school dances were always
outstanding events. thanks to Dick and his com-
Two people, who in their lower form years
managed to get in and out of trouble faster
than anyone else. are Mike Collins and Don
Rydstrom. One would have wondered what
kind of form we would have had if their antics
had continued, but this year they greatly
changed. Mike's art added a great deal to the
yearbook and newspaper. and Don was a good
worker as manager of the Glee Club and a
member of the Dance Committee.
Alan MacDonald was our camera and elec-
tronics man. He has used these talents in the
Projection Committee. and did a Hne job in
photography for this book.
The form's two post-graduates were Jack
Underhill and David Shoemaker. Dave's nat-
ural habitat was his desk where he could be
found early every morning. Jack held the job
of handling all receptions and meetings for out-
The two most easy going people in the class,
were Tom Richardson and Marty Geer. Marty
did well in dramatics, directing a play in the
Fifth Form and helping Mr. Kitson with the
Operetta. Tough is the word for his football
playing, but because of broken bones he rarely
lasted a season. Tom always had two bits
worth of humor for anything.
On the whole the Sixth Form was a very
athletic group. Chuck Hall starred in basket-
ball and football and contributed to the good
side of the form's academic average. Tom Wood
was a good athlete, a good student, and partici-
pated with enthusiasm in many extra-curricular
activities. Our valuable hockey goalie and foot-
ball back was Steve Hart. Walter Sheldon was
one of many sport car fans and contributed to
athletics in no small way. Joining us for the
winter term, Rodger Likens was a top basket-
ball player. He spent the rest of his time build-
ing up his grades for admission to the U.S.
Among us were two proud sons of Germany,
Hayo Notman by birth, and Larry Snideman
by instinct. Hayo. though at many times the
class beefer. could be an extremely likeable
person. "Fritz" Snideman was a steadfast
member of the Student Council and was famed
for his collection of folk records.
Probably the form's greatest sufferer from
academic work was Mac Snodgrass. He spent
most of his time at his tape recorder when not
lending his basso profundo to the Cilee Club.
Besides Rodger Likens. the newcomers to the
form this year were Jim Hill, Carlos Stege.
and John Rush. John came out to join us
from the Philadelphia main line. Jim was the
only real Rebel in the form, coming from
Florida. No one will forget his friendliness.
Carlos, the scourge of Chihuahua, turned out
to be the class Romeo.
Hugh Knapp, the class politician. has been
a bulwark of firm opinion. As president of the
Student Council, he has played an important
part in student activities, in addition to being
the major player in dramatic productions and
In time, we shall probably miss the things
we thought we were growing tired of at Foun-
tain Valley. We shall come to realize that our
class, which many of us saw struggling aim-
lessly for several years, was able to take Senior
responsibility and turned out little different
from any other Sixth Form.
Knapp, Snideman. Norman. Shoemaker
MICHAEL H. COLLINS
Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard
Colorado Springs. Colorado
Year entered: l 95 l
Art Editor of Yearbook 6, Business Manager of
Yearbook 6: Art Columnist for Dane 6:
Store Committee, 6.
Pup Football 3. Pup Hockey 3:
Varsity Soccer 4 letter, 5 letter, 6 letter tCap-
Varsity Hockey 4 letter, 5 letter, 6.
Varsity Baseball 4 letter. Varsity Tennis 5.
Varsity Track 6.
NVay back in l95l, the school was blessed
with the arrival of Mike and his beloved "A-
Bone." Immediately Mike amused his class-
mates and the school with his store of pranks.
As time progressed, Mike's two main interests.
cars and hockey, became well known through-
out the school. He could always be identified
in the halls by the noise of shifting gears or a
dribbling puck. ln athletics Mike was also en-
thusiastic in soccer, tennis, track. and baseball.
He does not appear to be an astute business-
man, but did a good job as Business Manager
and advertisement agent for the Yearbook.
CHRISTOPHER H. K. FUNG
34 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs. Colorado
Year entered: 1953
Glee Club 4, 5, 6 tpresidentilz
Pinufore 4. The Mikado 5, Trial by Jury 6:
Stamp Club 5:
Viking 4, Dane 5. Editor 6.
Yale Scholarship Award 5.
Soccer 4, 5 letter, 6 letter, Basketball 4:
Squash 5. 6: Tennis 4, 5 letter. 6.
Chris is the Forms journalist. Through the
work he has done for the school newspaper, the
Dane. this paper has come a long way and
Chris has become the editorial voice of the
school. As one of the schools intelligensia.
he has forged ahead in all directions with the
possible exception of French. He has been a
faithful member of the Glee Club while at
F.V.S. and this year was elected its President.
Chris is a Firm believer in principles, whether
or not they are right. and will always be re-
membered as the epitome of integrity in the
class of I956.
MARSHALL GEER III
120 West Monroe
Colorado Springs. Colorado
Year Entered: 1953
Writer for Dane 5, 6:
Director of lower class play 5:
Assistant Manager Trial by Jury 6.
Pup Football 4: Varsity Football 5 letter, 6
letter: Squash 4, 5: Wrestling 6 tCaptainl:
Ciymkhana 4, 5, 6.
Marty, although a National Merit Scholar.
does not look or act like one. In addition to
his science nction books, his interests lie in cer-
tain indoor sports such as Wrestling. hunting.
fishing and skiing. He has shown a great deal
of creative talent by directing a play in his
Junior year and by writing several articles for
the school newspaper as a Senior. He is es-
pecially noted for a keen anticipation of ap-
proaching vacationg "ZZ days."
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.IRICHARD G. HAIGHT
25 Alsace Way
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Year Entered: 1954
Dance Committee 5, 6 QChairmanl:
First House Proctor 6:
Varsity Football 5, 6, letter:
Varsity Hockey 4 letter, 5 letter, 6 tCaptainl:
Gymkhana 4, 5, 6 fChampionj.
Dick was one of our wilder members when
he came in the Fourth Form, but since then
he has become one of the most responsible
members of the class. He was one of the best
horsemen ever to ride in a Fountain Valley
gymkhana. and has an impressive calm en-
thusiasm for all his undertakings. "Bent" has
done an excellent job for the student body as
this year's Chairman of the Dance Committee.
Dick has come a long way at Fountain Valley
and we all wish him the best of luck at college.
CHARLES L. HALL
407 Hermosa Drive, S. E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Year Entered: 1953
Glee Club 6:
Sports Editor for Yearbook 6.
Varsity Football 4 letter, 5, 6 letter:
Varsity Basketball 4, 5, 6 letter tCaptain5:
Varsity Track 4: Tennis 5: Track 6.
Chuck is by far the form's best athlete. A
roster of his sports includes football, basketball.
tennis and track. His spirit excelled in each
sport in which he participated: "We fairly well
were gonna win that game." Surprisingly
enough, Chuck also was somewhat of a scholar.
He always maintained a high average, especially
in the mathematics courses. Any wild ideas
were always of interest to him. In fact, he
usually thought them up. His friendliness and
tolerance cannot be forgotten by any of us.
STEPHEN B. HART
Year Entered: 1953
Stage Crew, The Mikado, 5.
Varsity Football 4. 5 letter, 6 letter:
Varsity Hockey 4 letter fCo-Captainl, 5 let-
Varsity Baseball 4 letter, 5, 6.
Steve's perpetual desire, wherever he is, is to
find a date. He has found plenty since he has
been at school and was stopped only when a
very unromantic hockey puck broke his jaw in
the Fourth Form. Steve has been a good athlete
especially at hockey where he has been the
school goalie for three years. Though it may
have at times seemed a secondary interest, he
has also done his fair share of studying.
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HUGH H. KNAPP
ll5 E. Del Norte
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Year Entered: 1950
Student Council 4, 5, 6 kpresidentilz
Drama Club 5, 6: Cilee Club 4. 5. 6:
The Mikaido Qsoloj 5, Trial by Jury Lsoloj 6:
Assistant Editor Yearbook, 6.
Varsity Soccer 5, 6 letter: Squash 4, 5. 6:
Tennis 3, 4, 5, 6.
"Penguin" came to Fountain Valley in the
First Form as a large, almost shapeless mound
that could only be recognized by the way it
walked. It was soon evident that he was to
distinguish himself not only by his grades but
by becoming a politician. He represented the
form for three years as a Council member and
as a Senior was a capable President of the Coun-
cil. He also let off his energies in many plays
and in the Glee Club. He immensely enjoyed
leading parts in the "Mikado," and in 'ATrial
JAMES M. HILL IV
1308 Bio Vista
Fort Meyers, Florida
Year Entered: 1955
Glee Club 6, Trial by Jury, 6. The Valiant 6.
Varsity Football 6:
Varsity Basketball 6 letter:
Amazingly, the only rebel in the class was
Jim Hill. Jim drawled up from Florida at the
beginning of this year and since then has made
a real contribution to the form. He participated
enthusiastically in football and basketball, and
has worked in the Glee Club and in a school
play. Among other things the "Gaucho" will
never let us forget the superiority of Florida
LLOYD M. LUCKETT
Pro. V. Guerrero. S. XV. Ciu.
Juarez. Chihuahua, Mexico
Year Entered: 195 3
Store Committee 5. 6 tManagerb: Dance Com-
mittee 6: Athletic Promotions Committee 6.
Varsity Football 4 letter, 5 letter. 6 letter lCo,
Captainl: Squash 5, 6: Varsity Baseball 4.
Paco is convinced that the only place to live
and enjoy life is in a small Mexican village
lJuarez is a good exampleb. He has learned
enough about Colorado, however, to get along
with the State's females. Besides doing an ex-
cellent job in the school store, on the Glee Club
and centering a football or smashing a squash
ball, "the Kid" is always good for a comment
on life in general or for the latest news from
the El Paso Times. He has had some difficulty
in the field of academics but none in the field
of getting along with people.
ALLAN R. MCDONALD
ll29 Wood Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Year Entered: l952
Projection Committee 4, 5. 6 lPresidentl:
Photography Editor of Yearbook 6:
Assistant Manager Cnymkhana 6.
Tennis 3, 4: Varsity Soccer 4, 5. 6:
Work Crew 5, 6.
Alan, the undaunted Scotchman, has been
noted for radios, cameras, and Scotch music.
He has been Mr. l.ittell's pet joke on the work
crew for some time, and his outward hatred of
work is obvious in other areas as well. Amaz-
ingly, however, he has always been able to
keep up his work academically. He is, or at
least thinks he is. the most borrowed-from per-
son in the form. ln a happy-go-lucky way he
has pulled through four successful years at
Fountain Valley, and we all wish him great
success at college,
THOMAS W. RICHARDSON
Year Entered: 1954
The Mikado 52 Penrose Dorm Committee 6.
Varsity Football 5: Work Crew 5, 6:
Gymkhana 5, 6.
Soon after his arrival at F.V.S. Tom estab-
lished himself as a character. Among his pecul-
iar traits is his strange aversion to soap and
water. His tendency in humor can be seen while
he lies on his bed chuckling over some grue-
some event. Seriously however, Tom is a per-
son who takes everything that comes in good
spirit and gets along with everyone.
Some of his most common expressions are.
"Gee, I'm depressed," or "l've only got Eve
pairs of skis: I need a new pair .... really."
D. HAYO NUTMAN
Date Entered: 1953
French Play 5: New's Editor of Dane 6:
Varsity Soccer 5: Junior Varsity Football 6:
.I.V. Basketball 4, Varsity Basketball 5, 6 let-
Tennis 3, 4, 5 letter, 6.
One does not have to ask Hayo to find out
that he is a proud son of Germany and Iowa.
His pride in his State, particularly in its basket-
ball teams, is surpassed by no one. Hayo has
maintained a good scholastic average at Foun-
tain Valley and hopes to be admitted to Har-
vard next year. He plays a good game of soc-
cer, basketball, and tennis.
DONALD H. RYDSTROM
3901 Gilpin Street
Year Entered: l953
Dance Committee 5. 6: Manager of the Cilee
Pup Hockey 4, 5:
Varsity Soccer 4. 5, 6 letter: Varsity Hockey
Gymkhana 4, 5, 6.
The tall lean figure of Don Rydstrom ar-
rived on the school campus in the fall of 1953.
"Ryd" settled down to his studies in his junior
year and as a Sixth Former made a good record
on the Merit Roll. This year he was on the
Varsity Soccer. Hockey, and Gymkhana teams.
He always made an especially fine showing on
Gymkhana. Because of his dependability he
was appointed to the Dance Committee and
made Manager of the Cilee Club. If he con-
tinues his hard work and perseverance. we know
that he will be a success in life.
Year Entered: l955
Work Crew 6: Wrestling 6: Tennis 6.
"Solid John" will always be remembered by
the Sixth Form for his sharp slashes of any-
thing that hinted of the provincial. A typical
one was "by golly, we're having a hoedown."
A good part of John's hours awake were spent
writing a certain young Miss back in Philly.
John's main idea at Fountain Valley was to
get the old diploma and head back to "civili-
zationf' How many times have We heard him
say, "After I get out of here. the only cow
l'll look at will be cooked and on a plate!"
DAVID R. SHOEMAKER
Homestake Mining Company
Lead, South Dakota
Year Entered: l952
Pup Football 4: Varsity 6 letter: Soccer 5:
Track 4. 5 letter, 6.
Dane Staff 6.
Dave finished at Fountain Valley this year
as a post-graduate. However, he has been in
every way a member of the Class of '56, In
past years nearly monastic in his studies, Shoe
has had an easier time this year. He has been
consistent in his work and as a soccer and track
man. The long lanky man from Deadwood has
long been on the receiving end of class jokes
but has shown that he can lace up to anybody.
WALTER SHELDON JR. QQ
327 S. Oak Street
Year Entered: 1954
Glee Club 6, Trial by Jury 6.
Varsity Soccer 5: Varsity Basketball 5 fCap-
tainl, 6 letter: Varsity Baseball 5, 6.
In the fall of our Fifth Form year Walt ar-
rived from the outskirts of the Windy City
with his athletic ability, his offhand manner.
and his sharp tongue. Basketball has been his
main athletic endeavor. He has had the typi-
cal Senior attitude, "Oh well, it'll all work out
in the end." Walter is our expert on foreign
cars, of course deeming them much superior to
American ones. One of his strongest club
participations has been in the Breakfast Club
where he has driven Mr. Kitson into fits of
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l205 E. Forrest Avenue
Year Entered: l952
Store Committee 6:
Glee Club 6. 'friul by Jury 6.
Varsity Football 5, 6 letter: Varsity Soccer 4:
Varsity Hockey 4 letter, 5 letter. 6. Varsity
Tennis 5 letter, 6 tCaptainl.
"Bone" has been at Fountain Valley since
the Third Form when he became one of the
famous jokers of the form. After the hard
struggle up through the ranks. he now takes
life easy: "XVhy should I do that?" He has
starred as one ol' the high scorers on this year's
hockey team and is the schools best tennis
player. Particularly noted for his poise with
women. 'iNVhich one of them will I take to
this dance?" Clark can be considered one of
the form's most polished extroverts.
C. MDRGAN SMITH
2519 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, D. C.
Year Entered: 1952
Student Council 6:
First House Dorm Committee 4, Penrose Dorm
Committee 5: Store Committee 4, 5, 6:
Dance Committee 6: Athletic Promotions
Committee 6: Procter 6.
Gymkhana 3. 4. 5, 6 lCaptainl:
Varsity Soccer 4: Varsity Football 5 letter
lCaptainl, 6 letter tCaptainl: Varsity
Hockey 4 letter, 5 letter. 6 lCaptainl.
Morgan is another msmber of the old guard.
having been here for four years. He is not a
man ol' many words but lends a willing opinion
to any situation. When he is not giving advice
to younger formers. he is usually playing
hockey or riding a horse. and will be remem-
bered for his frankness and lack of rationaliza-
tion. Morgan has done a consistently good job
in athletics and in such organizations as the
Store and Dance Committees. "The Pink."
naming his hair and not his politics, like most
of the class, has been one to enjoy life.
WILDER M. SNQDGRASS
5542 N. 18th Road
Year Entered: 1954
Projection Committee 5, 6: Dramatic Produc-
tions 5. 6: Glee Club 5, 6: The Mikado 5.
Trial by Jury 6.
Varsity Soccer 5: Pup Basketball 4: Varsity
Basketball 5, 6 letter:
Work Crew 6:
Pup Baseball 4: Varsity Baseball 5.
Mac can be found at almost anytime work-
ing with his recording machine or phonograph
or just talking to anybody about anything. At
times he can be seen in a complete fog. He has
had great interest in the Glee Club and has tak-
en part in several sports. Though he has had
his academic troubles he has always succeeded
in keeping his head well above water.
F. R. LAWRENCE SNIDEMAN II
l260 Astor Street
Chicago l0, Illinois
Year Entered: l954
Student Council 5, 6:
Store Committee 5, 6:
The Mikado 5. Glee Club 6, Trial by Jury 6.
Varsity Football 5: Varsity Soccer 6 letter:
Work Crew 5, Foreman, 6.
"Fritz" arrived at Fountain Valley from the
Windy City in the fall of 1954. Since then he
has kept the form well informed on yacht rac-
ing, his penguin dinghy, and "Chi" in general.
Besides being the top authority at school on
fresh-water sailing he has been a top man aca-
demically with a two-year honor roll standing.
His classmates showed their confidence in him
by twice electing him to the Student Council.
Snideman: "l.et me tell you about the time
in the Mackinac ..... " Geer: 'Someone bring
CARLOS E. STEGE II
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico
Year Entered: 1955
Varsity Soccer 6: Squash 65 Tennis 6.
Carlos arrived at F.V.S. from Chihuahua as
a Sixth Former. He has established himself as
a Romeo and an attacker of anything represent-
ing the status quo. Carlos looked at school
merely as a necessary obstacle and has done an
adequate job here. Typical of his statements
are "Why must I do that?" or "My heart
bleeds for Carmen."
JOHN s. UNDERHILL
P. O. Box 162
910 Gildersleeve Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Year Entered: 1952
Column Editor of Dane 65 Pinafore 4. Mikado
5, Trial by Jury Qsolol 6: Glee Club 5, 6.
Work Crew 4, 5, 6:
Basketball assistant Manager 4, Manager 5:
Gymkhana 5, 6: Tennis 4.
Jack is one of the most intellectually curious
of the class. He has had a deep interest in
hypnotism and other psychological phenomena.
"Bridey Murphy did live." He has done a
great deal for the Cilee Club and took the part
of the Foreman of the Jury in the 1956 op-
eretta. Jack's sport has been the work crew.
He came back for a post-graduate year to im-
prove his academic standing and has succeeded
in doing so.
RICHARD H. WINKLER
640 Ivanhoe Street
Denver 20, Colorado
Year Entered: 1953
Yale Scholarship Award 4:
Store Committee 4: Yearbook 5, 6 qEditoriP:
Operetta Property Manager 5, Manager 6:
Drama Club 5, 6:
Gymkhana Assistant Manager 5, Manager 6.
Work Crew 4, 5, 6: Squash 4.
Between bitter arguments with Knapp and
bloody fights with Fung, Richard "Cicero"
Winkler managed to drive the Sixth Form mad
with his Latin quotations and mathematical
formulas, to blast Penrose mad with his Hiest-
Fi sound, and the rest of the time to sip tea in
the "Pink Jail." Because "Wink" has main-
tained a high scholastic standing at school, and
because he has been reliable in any job he has
undertaken, editing the Yearbook or managing
the Stage Crew or Gymkhana, he has gained the
respect of the Sixth Form.
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Year Entered: 1952
Mountain Club 3, 4, 5, 6:
Dance Committee 4: Varsity Club 4, 5: Glee
Club 5, 6: The Mikado 5, Trial by Jury
6: Dane 5, Sports Editor 6,
Pup Football 3, Pup Basketball 3, Varsity
Baseball 3, 4: Varsity Football 3 letter, 4
letter, 5 letter, 6 letter: Pup Hockey 4: Var-
sity Basketball 5 letter, 6 letter:
Gymkhana 5, 6.
Tom has been the most consistent person in
the class of 1956. Throughout his years he has
been consistent in academics, athletics, and his
ability to get along with the opposite sex. He
has always worked hard when in position of
responsibility and has always done what he be-
lieved to be right. We know that he will have
success at college but hope that he will not
bore the people there as much as he has bored
Knapp with stories of life at Laramie.
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Left to Right - McMahon, Gannett, M. Smith, Knapp, Snideman, Johnson. Mr. Poor.
The Student Council
The Student Council at Fountain Valley is
an organization which has no dehnite powers
in the running of the school but which must
rely on the initiative of its members for the
responsibilities it carries and for the respect it
earns. A successful council mllst look at every
school problem with complete objectivity and
without submitting to pressure from either the
faculty or the students of the school, ln other
words this group cannot merely be a student
privilege-seeking body. with its aim popularity
in the eyes of the students. Nor can it become
merely a body to aid the faculty in the me-
chanics of the school. XVhen it can instill in
the students a feeling for doing the right thing
and can show to the faculty that students can
successfully handle a say in the affairs of the
school. then it is fulhlling its purpose and help'
ing to give a hne atmosphere to the school.
This year's Council found itself in a spot on
many occasions partly because of a desire to
p'ease everyone, an aim which the organization
soon found very dangerous ffven when it did
make mistakes. however, the council remained
determined. Prevailing at all times was a genu-
ine desire in the Council to make itself heard
on school matters and to be of real worth.
One of the organizations primary duties is
to set up organizations for and make appointf
ments to the many activities at the school. The
membership of student-run activities such as
the Yearbook, the Dane, and the Dance Com-
mittee are for the mOSl part determined by the
Council. The Council has a say in the distribu-
tion of prohts of the Store Committee. Each
organization has a charter with the council,
which tries to act as a central co-ordinating
agency for these organizations.
One of the major specihc projects of the
Council this year was construction on the school
chapel. By the end of last year the foundation
trenches had been dug. but at the reopening
this year a great deal of redigging was necessary
because of erosion during the summer, Vdhen
this was done, reinforcement rods were laid,
and before the coming of winter snow. the con-
crete footings were poured. Since then much
progress has been made on the laying of cement
blocks for the foundation wall, A satisfactory
job will have been done if the foundation wall
is hnished by the end of the school year. This
success has been made possible by the help given
to the boys by Mr. William Bartlett, a retired
construction engineer of Colorado Springs. ln
the winter term the boys who had done the
most work on the chapel elected Robert Guen-
ther and Hugh Knapp. representing the Coun-
cil on the project. to act as foremen.
The Varsity Club. a club made of boys of
athletic ability, was disbanded by last year's
Council. This year a committee of three boys
who had participated enthusiastically in ath-
letics was appointed to run all school Red
and Gray activities, and to give any ideas
to the Council toward the betterment of athletic
spirit at the school. Cooperating with the
Council. this group published a handbook of
school activities and a school roster to be sold
through the store.
One of the main accomplishments of the
Council in the realm of school policy, was the
setting up of a definite system for the award-
ing of earned weekends to the boys. The pro-
cedure consisted of three segments for deciding
those worthy of the privilege: the student
dormitory committees. the faculty dormitory
committees. and the Headmaster.
The students of the school have each year
made a strong drive for one charity under the
Council. The choice of this year was the Na-
tional Cancer Foundation. the same charity
supported by last year's students. A large sum
was collected for the benefit of this organiza-
Many situations were dealt with by the
Council. and many ideas were advanced by it
to the faculty. Primarily for reasons of length.
these cannot be reported here. However. the
Council did try to be of assistance in the prob-
lems and situations which come up in the
course of the school year.
The individual members of the Council
were for the most part in agreement on issues.
Perhaps there was too much agreement for good
deliberation, but it certainly can be said that
there was no discord in the group. The one
Fourth Form member who particularly repre-
sented the ideas and problems of the lower class-
men was Stanley Johnson. Representing the
Fifth Form were Patrick McMahon. the gener-
ally quiet, but efficient and reliable secretary.
and John Gannett. one of the school's able
leaders. The Council has a great deal of con-
fidence in the strength of next year's Senior
class. Larry Snideman was one of the three
Sixth Form members. He was always de-
termined to say what he believed on a matter.
Another Senior member was Morgan Smith
who, along with Snideman. held very liberal
opinions, The leader of the Council, its Presi-
dent, and the person lfor good or badl always
responsible for its actions, was Hugh Knapp.
Left lo Right -- Hall. Collins, XVinkler, Mr. Palmer, McDonald, Knapp.
As has been true in the past, the Executive
Committee of the Yearbook consisted of five
Sixth Formers and a faculty adviser, chosen at
the beginning of the year by the Student Coun-
Dick Winkler was Editor-in-Chief and was
responsible for the general planning and ap-
pearance of the book. The Business Manager
was Mike Collins whose job it was to obtain
advertisements so that the Yearbook could be
self-sustaining, One of the basic goals of the
Yearbook each year is to pay for itself. Mike
was also in charge of all art work. Allan Mc-
Donald was Photography Editor. From year
to year, the Yearbook has used pictures to an
increasing extent. The staff member editing all
sports articles was Chuck Hall, and Hugh
Knapp was Assistant to the Editor and Senior
In general the Yearbook varies little from
those in the past. The staff tried to take the
best qualities from books of previous years. As
an experiment the book was published last
year by a photo-lithograph firm out of state.
but in spite of higher costs, the staff decided to
have the book published in Colorado Springs
this year, so that better contact could be kept
with the printer.
Most of the writing for the Yearbook was
done by members of the Sixth Form, Chuck
Hall, Hayo Notman, Morgan Smith and Tom
Wood all wrote sports articles. Those who
wrote about extra-curricular activities were
Chris Fung, Paco l.uckett. Larry Snideman.
and Tom Wood. There were several lower
formers who also worked on the staff. Those
in the Fifth Form will serve as a basis for next
year's Yearbook Committee.
The Sixth Form staff wishes to thank Mr.
Palmer. the faculty adviser, for the aid and time
he gave in the publication of the l956 Yearf
Left to Right, Standing -- J, Underhill. Collins, C. Smith, Geer. Munoz, Notman. .Sillzing - - li. Under
hill, Meade, liung, XX ood, Shoemaker. Knapp.
After the success of last year's Commence-
ment issue. the first Dane to be printed, the
trustees decided to authorize printing this year's
Dane. As further insurance of its being printed
this year. the Dane received a generous gift
from Mr, Howard Phipps.
XVith an inexperienced board: Fung, Editor-
in-Chief: XVood. Sports Editor: Underhill J..
Column Editor: Notman. News Editor: and
Munoz. Photographic Editor, work on the
Dane progressed slowly. The first issue with
four pages was Gnally printed, but it was
neither journalisticly nor grammatically up to
the standards of the school. and its distribu-
tion was not allowed. After many articles had
been rewritten, and alter the Dane had been
expanded to six pages. it was again submitted
for approval. Again the administration was not
happy with the newspaper. The board hnally
decided that it was time to learn something
about journalism: even the Editor-in-chief had
had no experience with and had known noth
ing about journalism. Finally the third news-
paper was approved and printed early in Janu-
'lihe Dane included news about organiza-
tions: Glee Club. Dramatic Club, Student
Council: various trips: sports newsg editorials:
faculty philosophies: and a humor column
written by the schools leading satirist. Marty
Much of the credit for the publishing of this
year's Dane should be given to its faculty ad-
visor, Mr. Smith, who sacriuced many hours
oi' his time helping with the Dane. Because of
the knowledge gained from the mistakes of this
year's board and the precedents set by the new
Dane. the success of next year's newspaper
should be much greater.
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Left to Right - XVood, M. Smith, Hall, McDonald. Mr. Ormes.
The Mountain Club
This year's mountaineering began with an
expedition across South Park and up Buckskin
Gulch to Mount Democrat. A record number
for the Mountain Club, l4 boys, reached the
top. As the vehicles were able to make it al-
most to Kite l.ake, above timberline, there was
plenty of time to pause on the way to collect
cubilorm galena crystals or prowl the mine-
shafts and the bleached old shacks which are
found almost all the way to the l-l,l4Z foot
summit. Two boys, still hungry for exercise,
crossed during the afternoon snowflurries to
pick oll Mount Bross. another fourteener in
the same massif.
Betsy Cowles, the Club's lecturing member,
was granted a year's leave of absence, and the
annual talk was given on February I8 by skif
mountaineer Robert Parker, whose pictures
represented an east-west traverse of the Alps.
The fall rock climbs gave promise that more
than the usual number of boys would qualify
for membership in the club either this year or
next. Several had their hrst practice in leading
a rope when they climbed short pitches on the
south ridge of Kowles Kindergarten.
A smaller and more experienced party
climbed the south ridge of XVindow Rock, and
a group tested their courage on the long, ex-
posed north ridge of the Kowles. The climax
of this route is a section of vertical rock very
far up. The boys had to cling to small pto-
jections underneath it while they waited for
their turn to climb. Looking upward gave them
sharp glimpses of eternity: there was the wall.
with its long row of button sized hand and
footholds. and seated on top was Father Ormes,
ostensibly in belay position, but mumbling rest-
lessly about the unprecedented increase in mem-
bership. NVhile he whittled away at the rope
he discussed with himself which of the boys it
would be best to drop. -- R.M.O.
I lo Right. liutk Rott' 7 T. Pattison, C. Smith. Hall, Snideman. Sheldon, l.llClKCIl, lVlcMahon,
Wood. David. Knapp. J. Underhill, Front Roto ff - Mr. Kitson, Johnson. Hill. Snodgrass.
McDonald. Hughes. Mitchell, ljierpoint. ljound. Haymes, Athas. Haney. liung. Macrum.
The Glee Cltuilb
This year's Glee Club ot' twenty-four mem'
hers was the largest in the history ot' the school.
Composing the group were tenors Athas. Fung,
Haymes. Haney, Hughes, Hill, Mitchell. Pier-
point. Pound, Vinnedge, and Vsloodp haritones
laxcltett. McDonald. McMahon. Smith C..
Snideman, and Underhill J.: and basses Dayid.
llall. Johnson. Knapp. Pattison T.. Sheldon.
and Snodgrass, President Chris Fung and Vice'
ljresidtnt Hugh Knapp were elected early in
Mr. Kitson and the Glee Club presented
their first concert in the Hacienda for the stu-
dent body. The concert consisted of "Softly
XVinding Down Our Valley f." a Hungarian
tune with words written for the school by
Alastair Miller: "At The Doorway Of My
l5ather," a Russian folk-song: "XVhere lf'er
You XVallt" by Handel: and "The Reaper's
Songfi a Czech follt song.
On Decenibtr ltl, Fountain Valley held a
,ioint concert with the Kent School from Den-
ver. The school Glee Club sang "Softly XVind-
ing Down Our Valley '." "At The Doorway
Ot My l3ather." Christmas Song." and
"Touro-l,ottiofl.otiro." The dotihle quartet
ol llound. NVood. liung. Hughes. l.ucltett.
Underhill J.. Knapp, and Snodgrass also sang
"lo, How A Rose lf'et' Blooming." and
"l'mring A Torch Jeannette lsahellaf' "God
Rest You Merry Gentlemen." "Break liorth O
Beauteous Heay'nly l.ight," "Beside Thy
Cradle Here I Stand," "Hallelujah, Amen"
were presented by the combined Glee Clubs, A
dance with the Kent girls followed the concert.
On the Sunday after the Kent Concert the
traditional Carol Service was held. Many of
the same songs that had been sting on the pre-
vious night were repeated with "lVlarch Of
The Kings." "Masters ln This Hall," and a
solo by Giles Merrill. "l.tlllaby Of The Christ
Child." heing added to the program. liaculty
wiyes and the higher yoices from the lower
forms assisted the Glee Cluh in the mixed
As has been true in past years, the operetta
this year left nothing to be desired. Again Mr.
Kitson and the Glee Club put on a perform-
ance that was music and comedy at their
height. The operetta was Trial by Jury, a
short but lively show by Gilbert and Sullivan.
lt was written in the middle of the eighteen
seventies for performance before a major opera
and is about the trial of a breach-of-promise
suit. Though the operetta itself leaves much
to be desired. its performance at Fountain Val-
ley this year was something to be admired. It
was the Hrst of the operettas to be written by
Mr. Gilbert and Mr. Sullivan and therefore
lacks some of the polish of their latter works.
yet its performance this year certainly did not
lack any polish.
The cast for this year's operetta was made
up of the Glee Club. and a group of young
ladies from Colorado Springs. lts principal
players were Hugh Knapp, the Judge: Mr.
James D. Hutchinson, the Usher: Mr. Harold
l.ynn of Colorado Springs. the Defendant: Bill
Hughes, the Defense Counsel: Jo Jean Kepler.
the Plaintiff: John Underhill, the Foreman of
the Jury: and Bob Hamill, the Barrister. The
four bridesmaids were Charlene Behrns. Betsy
Gammill, Judie Holman, and Anne Wallace.
all of Colorado Springs. Sitting in the jury
were Chris Fung, Dan Haymes. Jim Hill, Al-
lan McDonald, Pat McMahon, George Mit'
chell, Taddy Pound, Walt Sheldon. Clark
Smith. l,arry Snideman. and Mac Snodgrass.
The eager spectators were Sandy Besseghini,
Susanne Bildstein. Elizabeth Brown, l.inda
Corbin, Mary Hill. Rilla Howe. Pat l.indley,
Tina Low, Linda Merriman, Tuskin Palmer.
Beverly Rice, Marta Turner, Ruth NVilson.
Marilynn Young, all of Colorado Springs. and
l,eon Athas, John Haney, Andy Hero. Dean
Jay, .Ioe Macrum. Tunny Pattison. Bill Pier-
point. and 'l'om XVood.
As usual the work was hard for both the
actors and the stage crew, but the results were
a line reward for the toil. Rehearsals started
early in January, and by the first of February
the preparations were in full swing. By the
time the hrst performance was a week away,
the stage set was almost complete: but as usual.
the directors and the stage manager were won-
dering whether the show was going to be ready
for opening night. Iiinally Tuesday, the thir
teenth of Nlarch came. and it was time for the
long awaited first performance to be given,
This first performance went off well but some-
thing was lacking. For one thing it moved too
fast. and for another it lacked the zest neces
sary to bring enjoyment to the audience. Some
people were disappointed, others were relieved,
and a few optimistic souls still had hope.
At the second performance on XVednesday
night the optimists had their reward. Despite
the blanket of snow that covered the surround'
ing territory, the show went on and was a
dazzling success. All of the hard weeks of
work paid off, and the necessary spark was
really there. The boys were dashing, the girls
were beautiful, and despite the stage manager's
frustration when the nnal curtain closed, the
show was a delightful success.
l.ittle more can be said about this year's
performance of 'I'r1'aI by Jury. It was work,
but it was fun for all those who had something
to do with its production. All that we can do
now is to thank its producers: Mr. Kitson for
his wonderful musical direction, Mr. Hutchin
son for the dramatic coaching. Mr. Herndon for
his scene painting, Dick XVinkler for his stage
set. Jon Ormes for his management of prop'
erties. and last but not least - the many anony'
mous ones who issisted in various ways hack
left to Right, Standing - Pound. Squibb, Johnson, XVinkler. Robinson. David. Mr. Palmer. Youngberg
Seated -'-- Hamill. Ormes. Munoz. Knapp, l.ittell.
The Dramatic Club
This year the re-organized Fountain Valley
School Dramatic Club reached its climax, by
presenting the llrst threefact play given at the
school in several years.
Last spring the Dramatic Club was officially
horn by the adoption of a new constitution.
The preamble to this constitution states that
"The Fountain Valley School Dramatic Club
is established to promote interest in dramatics
and to provide periodic dramatic entertainment
for the school and its friends." Basically. the
principles of the charter provide that member-
ship is open to all students at school who show.
by their efforts, a genuine interest in the orf
ganization and in dramatics in general. To be-
come a full member of the club, a student must
either have played a major role in a fullflength
play or have participated in three one ACI plays
either as an actor or back stage.
At the llrst meeting ol' the dramatic club in
the Spring of IQ55, Hugh Knapp was elected
president. In April of the same year the drama
club presented three onefact plays, the Hrst of-
hcial presentations of the organization. Every-
one agreed that the generous gift of the new
auditorium would he a great asset to further
productions. as anyone who acted in the old
gym will readily testify.
The Dramatic Club held its first meeting of
the IQ55-56 season in early September. at
which time Hugh Knapp resigned and Jim
Munoz was elected president. Jonathan Ormes
was elected secretary. Mr. Palmer discussed the
possibility ot' giving a three-act play by John
Patrick. Tryouts were held shortly afterwards.
and it became evident that The Hasty Heurr
was going to become a reality. Rehearsals
commenced. and slowly but surely the play be-
gan to take shape. Much credit must be given
to Dick Vvfinkler and Jonathan Ormes for help-
ing to get the stage ready beforehand.
The play. takes place in the interior of a
basha hut used as a convalescent ward in a
temporary British General Hospital, somewhere
within the SouthEast Asia Command during
World Vvfar Il. Mr. Patrick. the author. ac-
tually saw action in that theater as a Captain
in the American Field Service, so that some of
the incidents of the play are drawn from his
There are Eve men in this emergency ward
3 an American. Yank tGeorge Squibbhz an
Australian, Digger tBob Robinsonl: Kiwi, a
tall. rather serious minded New Zealander
tJohn Davidl: a plump cockney tBob Young-
bergl: and a Basuto tTaddy Pound P. a homee
sick African native unable to understand a
word of English.
The play opens with a typical morning
scene in the ward. giving the audience an Olli-
standing glimpse of the inner traits of the char-
acters. The nurse. Margaret tJo Jean Keplerl
is interrupted in her daily duties by a surprise
visit from the Colonel. referred to as "Old
Cobwebsu lJim Munozl. The Colonel in-
forms the men in the ward that he is transfer-
ring a Scot, l.acklen Mcl.acklen tHugh Knappil
to the ward, Lacklen doesn't know that he is
dying of uremic poisening and that he has only
a few weeks to live. The Colonel wishes the
men to give l.acklen companionship during his
last days, and they readily agree. He enters. es-
corted by the orderly tMac Snodgrassl, and
immediately assures the men in the ward that
he. Lacklen Mcl.acklen. is entirely self-sufficif
ent. and wants neither help nor companionship
fiom anyone. He makes it known that he will
accept no favors. nor will he grant any. He
wishes to be entirely alone. Naturally this an-
noys the men who are trying to be pleasant to
him. The plot of the play is concerned with
Lacklen's slow change from a selfish. with-
drawn individual into one who realizes that he
cannot live entirely aloof from the rest of the
world. One of the highlights of the play occurs
when l.acklen is presented a kilt and all the
trimmings for his birthday.
l.acklen becomes more and more likeable to
lzis fellow ward patients. He finally falls in
love with Margaret, and proposes that they
should be married after he is released. Margaret.
of course knows that he will never be released.
Everything collapses when the Colonel appears.
and. under orders from the DMS. tells l.acklen
that he is doomed to die. He gives l.acklen a
choice of remaining with his friends or return-
ing to Scotland. l-acklen's immediate reaction
being. that the only reason he has been given
friendship is out of pity. he turns against the
world again and chooses to return to Scotland.
ln the final scene. after having exploded at
the patients. Lacklen breaks down and admits
that he did not want to die alone. The play
ends with l.acklen deciding to remain in the
ward until his death.
Mr. Palmer did an excellent job of directing.
and the time he spent was appreciated by all.
The play was a great success and anyone that
had any part in it deserves congratulations.
left to Right, Standing - Guenther, Rawles, C. Smith, Ormes, Robinson. Hazlehurst, F. Underhill, Mc-
Mahon. Hamill, Johnson, Hill. McDonald. Kneeling 4 M. Smith. Collins, A. Hero, Fitz-
Gerald, Pierpoint, Hughes.
At the beginning of the I955-56 school
year, the store saw its most recent change. The
outward appearance of the store is certainly go-
ing to be different. With this change, the store
has lost a tremendous amount of space that it
once had. lt has been pushed back about nf-
teen feet into the school gun room. which is
being used for storage purposes. The antici-
pated installation of the personal mailboxes
was the reason behind this loss of space. The
store profits are helping to pay for such im-
provements as the personal mailboxes.
The store, though in a crowded situation.
will at length regain its former efficiency. By
this. it is certainly not meant that the store
has lost any of its profit-making qualitiesf As
a matter of fact. the store has made a higher
profit than in recent years. mainly because its
widening range of merchandise on hand, thus
increasing its usefulness to the student body
and administration. For example, the new
Coke machine, which is an appreciated gift
from one of the families of the school. has
tended to increase the store profits more than
one realizes. This gift has enabled the students
to have refreshments between classes and at all
times when the store is not open. The ma-
chine, situated in the post office, is accessable
to everyone at all hours. This is what the
machine has over the store, and why it has
been such a success!
The store is managed by the students. This
strengthens the students' responsibility and also
gives them a general idea of how a business is
managed. Especially the managers. who have to
do their own ordering, checking of bills. and
making out the requisitions for the different
companies that supply the store. benefit from
1.eft to Right -- David, l.uckett. Pierpoint. M. Smith, Mitchell. Haight. Mr. Jackson.
The Dainee Committee
The Dance Committee is elected each year
to organize and supervise the three school
dances. The committee consists of six members
chosen from the upper three forms.
This year, the committee, which was chosen
early in the fall. consisted of the following:
Mr. Jackson served as faculty advisor with an
able Sixth Former. Dick Haight, as chairman.
The other two Sixth Form members were Paco
l.uckett and Morgan Smith. John David and
Bill Pierpoint were the two Fifth liorm mem-
bers. .lohn David taking care of the art departf
ment, and George Mitchell was the Fourth
Preparations for the fall dance were started
in ample time. and the Saturday afternoon be-
fore the dance was a busy time since all of the
decorations had to be set up. This was acf
complished very easily, for with the help of
some upper formers. the committee put up the
decorations in a short time, The theme of the
dance. a French Cafe. was very successful. and
with the excellent music of Jimmy Howard
and his band from Pueblo. and an amusing
skit staged by XValt Sheldon. Hugh Knapp.
George Squibb. Bob Robinson, and Mac Snod-
grass, the dance was a great success.
At the time of the winter dance, Paco
l.uckett had to step out because of extra duty
with his hooks. Don Rydstrom was his replace'
ment and did a lane job in helping with this
dance. Preparations for this dance were started
a little behind schedule but were finished in
good time. XVith black boxts hung from the
ceiling and with some good indirect lighting
done by Allan McDonald, the theme of the
dance was a modern abstraction. Dan Harrison
and his hand provided great music for the
dance, but the skit. which was so popular in the
fall, was very noticeably missed.
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left to Right, Back Row 4 Mr. Jackson, Guenther, Robinson, Pound, J. Hunt, Macrum. H. Heath
Rawles, Slaton, Dant, Mitchell, Mullin, Gannett, Combs, Mr. Newman. Fronl Row - Hill.
Hart, Shoemaker. C. Smith. NVood, Luckett. M. Smith, Maflitt. Hall. Notman.
Haight, Sheldon. Cieer.
Varsity Foot all
A small squad of twenty-two boys turned
out on the opening day of football this year.
and with these the coaches and players were
looking forward to a successful season. lm-
mediately Mr. Newman and Mr. Jackson be-
gan the difficult task of making football players
of the many squad members who had never
played football before, in the two weeks pre-
ceding the opening game.
On October l. the Danes showed their po-
tential strength as they played Fountain to a
6-6 tie. Fountain had the experience of one
previous game, but the Danes used excellent
strategy in executing the few plays that they
knew. Fountain Valley opened the game with
a long drive to the Fountain three-yard line but
were unable to score. The ball switched hands
many times. until late in the second quarter
when the Danes made a sustained drive and
scored from two yards out. The Fountain
score came late in the third period when they
picked up a fumble and ran twenty yards with
it. Neither team could convert. making the
score 6-6. which is the way that the game
After .1 week of hard work in fundamentals
and plays, the Danes played their nrst home
game against the Colorado Springs High School
Terror "B" Squad. The Danes took charge
immediately and by the end of the game they
were on top by a 12-7 score. The first F.V.
touchdown came late in the second quarter
when Hall plowed over on an off-tackle play
from hve yards out. In the second half F.V.
was able to score again, this time on a pass
play from Hall to C. Smith. Finally the Ter-
rors scored after a nfty-yard drive and then con-
verted. The game ended at IZ-7. This was
the first time in six years that Fountain Valley
had beaten the Terrors.
The next game. with Pueblo Central
was quite a let-down after the Danes' two pre-
vious showings. Central B jumped off to a
good start by scoring in the Hrst quarter, after
a sustained drive. They failed to convert leav-
ing, the score 6-0. After F.V. had threatened
to score many times, Central intercepted a
Fountain Valley pass. scored. and made the
conversion: and the half ended I3-O. In the
second half an encouraged Dane team came back
to hold Central scoreless until late in the fourth
quarter. when an off-tackle play made six
points for the Bulldogs. who thus defeated the
In the next game the Danes were out to beat
Cheyenne. but the Indians had other ideas. Af-
ter a Grst-quarter Dane touchdown was called
back, because of a penalty, Cheyenne quizkly
drove for a T.D. The kick for the extra point
was good, and Cheyenne lead 7-O. In the sec-
ond quarter Cheyenne repeated the perform-
ance, making the score I4-0. This ended the
scoring. as the Dane defense strengthened in the
The following week FV. met their arch-
rivals. St. Mary's in a game played for the
Coronet Cup. This game was one of the best
of the season. although the 26-12 score indi-
cates differently. St. Mary's started the scoring
off in the first period when they tallied on an
ol?-tackle play and then converted. The Danes
immediately bounced back when Macrum com-
pleted a fifty-five yard pass to Wood. With
the Pirates leading 7-6, F.V. drove to the nine
yard line of St. Mary's, where a Dane pass was
intercepted and run 91 yards for a T.D. St.
Mary's held a l4-6 half time lead, but in the
third quarter. Macrum passed to Wood again
for a tally, Then F.V. fell apart, and the Pi-
rates scored twice more before the game ended.
Next the Danes met the toughest opposition
of the year, Pueblo Centennial Fountain
Valley played hard all the way but were unable
to keep Pueblo from building up a 32-0 score.
The touchdowns came on two long drives, a
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thirty-yard-pass play and two interceptions of
The next to the last game of the season was
played against Manitou at FV. This game was
probably the poorest of the season. as the
Danes succumbed to a supposedly inferior team
by a score of '52-7. After the Danes had opened
the scoring with a touchdown from ten yards
out and had made the conversion, Manitou
came back with two touchdowns in the first
half and three in the second half to leave the
Danes on the short end of the score.
ln the Danes' linal game they met the Colo-
rado School for the Deaf and Blindi On the
second play of the game, Hall put F.V. ahead
7-O with a sixty-yard run. Again in the second
quarter. Hall turned right end, this time for
hfty live yards. On the next play he made the
touchdown from live yards out. In the second
half, Hall made it number three on a forty-
hve-yard end run, to bring the tinal score to
Thus the Danes ended a not too successful
season with a record of two wins, one tie, and
s'x losses. However, it was gratifying to the
whole team that they defeated DUB who had
conquered many of the teams which had de-
'eited the Danes.
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ltfl to Righl, Bach Row 4 Spicer, F. Underhill, McMahon, Ormes, David. Harris. Hazlehurst, Grim
wood. Hughes, T. Pattison, Mr. Palmer. Front Row - Stege. Stewart. DeBakey. Knapp, Ryd-
strom. Collins, Fung. Snideman, Street. McLean. XVatters.
Fountain Valley's varsity soccer continued
its growth this year as it had enough enthusiasts
out to make up almost two full teams. The
spirit was at a new high as a result of the
prospect that we would have more games than
in previous years. As soccer is only in its in-
fancy in Colorado, Mr, Palmer has done a
wonderful job in scheduling games. and there
are indications of an even fuller schedule next
The practices consisted of calesthenics, fol-
lowed. at Hrst, by some kicking. then in-
dividual heading, and finally some trapping.
XVhile the newcomers were getting use to the
hall, fundamentals involving many routines
were taught: races, line formation, and drib-
bling exercises. Mr. Palmer ended his sessions
with a hard fought scrimmage.
XVhen the Hrst game neared Jim Harris was
in the goal with fullbacks l.arry Snideman and
Tom Richardson assisting him on the defense.
Bill Hughes. Jon Ormes Pat McMahon.
Mike Collins and Don Rydstrom made up the
front line, with Dave Shoemaker, Hayo Not-
man and Chris Fung composing the half-backs.
This was the bulk of the offensive power.
The first outside scrimmage was held in
Colorado Springs against powerful Colorado
College. ln many respects this was one of the
team's best performances. The C. C. players
far outweighed us, and they were terrincally
fast, but we managed to put up a strong fight.
C. C. scored first: then Bill Hughes put in a
beautiful shot from the left wing position to
tie the score, Hopes were high. but C. C. ex-
ploded for 3 goals in the second half to win
the game 4-l.
The next contest was played in Denver
against the U. S. Air Force Academy, As play
wasn't up to par F. V. S. was beaten 4-0.
However, much credit is due to the defense
for keeping the score down as the Air liorce
players were very fast and kept the pressure on
the whole game. After the game the team ate
at the Academy dining hall with the cadets and
were entertained with movies later.
The following game was played against St.
Mary's High School of Colorado Springs on
our own field. Finding them rather disor-
ganized and for the first time our own size we
were able to push home 5 goals for a decisive
5-l victory. Many of the first team were not
present as it was not a regularly scheduled
After much anticipation the game with the
Colorado Rocky Mountain School finally came.
Upon winning the toss Captain Mike Collins
chose to have the wind at our backs. The regu-
lar first line of Bill Hughes, Jon Ormes, Pat
McMahon, Mike Collins and Don Rydstrom
started right off with the pressure on. Even
though they were backed up by the fine de-
fense of Gene Grimwood. John David and
Chris Fung. they could not put in a goal. Al-
most immediately after the second line went in-
to the game John David dropped a pass to
John Hazlehurst directly in front of the goal,
and he booted it home for the first score. We
weren't able to score in the remainder of the
first half, but near the beginning of the second
period Don Rydstrom kicked a beautiful goal
in from his right wing position. C.R.M.S.
then came back with a spirited goal while
F.V.S. goalie Jim Harris was screened from the
shot. Immediately after the kickoff, the first
line took the ball from center field to the op-
position territory. After a struggle in front of
the net Pat McMahon booted the goal home
making the score 3-1. During the final period
C.R.M.S. had the advantage of the wind and
kept the pressure on all the time. but with
Hugh Knapp, Carlos Stege and Larry Snideman
alternating at fullbacks they were able, to score
only the one goal. This was the team's greatest
effort, and they were well rewarded with a 3-l
victory over their arch-rivals. This was the
team's final game and they were happy to end
the season with a victory over C.R.M.S.
To sum up the season, the team made much
progress, and many boys found out that supurb
conditioning is imperative in the sport. XVe
felt that the team's record was due to their hard
work during practices and to the really line
coaching of Mr. Palmer. We thank him much
for this and his endless quest for games and we
wish next year's team the best of luck.
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left lo Right, Back Row - Mr. Hutchinson, Pabst, Schley, Youngberg, Axton, Blank, N. Clark. Athas
Matthews, Mr. Quintana. Front Row -- Wilder, Lasater. Willis, Fitz-Gerald, Dines.
Orban, G. Price, A. Price, Poor, Robbins.
The Pups' season this year, was theirs all the
way. Playing in the Front Range League with
three other teams, they won five out of six
games. With Athas, Dines, Fitz-Gerald. Mat-
thews, and Poor in the backneld and a strong.
hard-driving line, they fought their way to vic-
tory. and with the expert coaching from Mr.
Hutchinson and Mr. Quintana they were able
to run around and through. and to pass over
As everyone had practiced hard, the Pups all
anticipated the opening of the season against
Denver Country Day School. Playing a superi-
or game, the Pups defeated D.C.D. by a score
Being perhaps a little overconfident, the Pups
lost their second game of the season to Graland.
ln the last 54 seconds Ciraland romped for a
touchdown, winning the game by a score of
The Pups' next foe was the Colorado Mili-
tary Academy from Denver. After C.lVl.A. had
opened the scoring with a two point safety. the
Pups countered with a touchdown to make the
score 6-2. With this score, the battle ended.
neither team tallying again.
In the next game the Pups showed their po-
tential by whipping the Graland eleven, 35-6.
This victory placed them in a tie for first place
in the league.
The Pups next to last regular game was
played here at FV. against C.lVl.A. The in-
vincible Pups fought hard and defeated an im-
proved squad I8-6. The Pups closed the sea-
son with a tinal victory, defeating Denver
Country Day School 46-0.
The season ended with the Pups leading the
Front Range League, thanks to C.M.A.'s vic-
tory over Graland.
Everyone was awarded a well deserved num-
eial with the co-captains Dines and Orban lead-
ing the way. The Pups. who were champions
in their league. reserve special thanks for Mr.
Quintana and Mr. Hutchinson. for a nne job
ltfl Io Rtghl, Back Row A- Mr. Palmer, G. Hunt, Spicer. Center Row - Harrah, E, J. Smith, Hem
ming. lngraham. Front Rott' - Givens, XV. Kirn, Haney, P. Kirn, Mcl.ean.
This year was the second year that Pup soc-
cer has been offered as a fall sport at Fountain
Valley. ln spite of the fact that this was the
hrst time many boys had played soccer. the team
progressed rapidly under the guidance of Mr.
The Pups worked hard on the practice held
and in the scrimmages. Finally they were
ready for their hrst game with Cheyenne Moun-
tain Junior High School.
The Pups playing here at Iiountain Valley
with one substitute held Cheyenne scoreless the
lirst hall' and scored one goal themselves, mak-
ing the half-time score l-O. Although the two
teams were very evenly matched in skill, Chey-
enne's numerical superiority began to show,
and they scored twice in the linal few moments
ol' play, The game ended with the Pups trail-
ing Z l,
Cheyenne Mountain Junior High School was
the Pups adversary in their second game also.
At the first of the game, the Pups elected to
play against the high wind, and with it the sec-
ond half. At half-time the Pups were very sure
of victory because they had held Cheyenne to
two goals and had made one themselves. But
just as soon as the second half began and the
Pups were playing with the wind. it died. XVith-
out the wind, the equality of the two teams was
apparent. and they each scored one goal. The
game ended with the Pups behind 7:-Z.
After this game. J. Smith was elected the
Pups' captain. Two games were all the Pups
played, so their won-lost record was O-Z.
At the fall athletic banquet Mr. Palmer an
nounced the standards for receiving Pup soccer
ntimerals. They consisted mainly ol' good team
spirit and co-operation and of either playing
two years on the Pups or being in the liourth
lform. There were live boys who hlled these
requirements and received their awards: Robrt
Givins. John Haney, Jock Mclean. Dave Hem
ming and Bill Kirn.
ltft to Right. Bach Row fv Dant. J. Hunt. Gannett. Mullin, Squibb. S. Simpson, Street. Macrum. Or
ban. J. Smith. Mr, Palmer. Front Row -- Pierpofnt, C, Smith, M. Smith. Hart.
Haight, Collins. Rydstrom.
The hockey team this year was one of Foun-
tain Valley's best though the record may not in-
dicate it. The nucleus of the team was made
up of players who had played together for the
past two years, and this fact was evident in the
passing and much improved teamwork. An-
other factor that was of great help to the Danes
was the coaching of Doug Silverberg. an all-
American defenseman from Colorado College.
The Danes opened the season with an im-
pressive 4-O victory over Cheyenne. The Hrst
goal was made by Simpson late in the second
period. Then in the middle of the third period
Hunt scored and moments later assisted on a
goal by Street. Collins scored the hnal goal on
an assist from Haight. It was a well played
game and marked the Hrst Fountain Valley vic-
tory in three years. Fountain Valley lost its
second game to the Terrors. 5-l. This game
was a sharp letdown after the Cheyenne game.
Orban scored in the second period for the only
F.V.S. goal as the Terrors dominated the ice.
The coach, Doug Silverberg, was very dis-
pleased with the lack of teamwork that was
showed by the Danes in this game.
A last period comeback almost pulled the
third game out for F.V.S.. but St. Mary's
proved to be too much for the Danes. Clark
Smith scored in the hrst period but at the be-
ginning of the third period St. Mary's led 4-l.
Then Simpson scored twice. once on a penalty
shot. and Clark Smith added a fourth goal. ln
the meantime St. Marys had scored twice more
to win 6-4.
In the first game after Christmas. the Danes
got off to a slow start. The Terrors capitalized
on the Danes' bad playing and lack of team-
work for six goals. Collins scored in the second
period on an assist from Haight. and Clark
Smith was assisted by Bill Mullin for the sec-
ond goal a few minutes later. ln the second
game with St. Marys numerous penalties
plagued both teams, but St. Mary's outfought
F.V.S. to earn their victory. Macrum scored
the only Fountain Valley goal. and again the
Danes showed a lack of teamwork.
Cheyenne proved to be much tougher the
second time we played them. but they were still
not able to hold hack the determined Fountain
Valley team. Gartner and Mullin scored in the
hrst period, and Clark Smith in the second.
l.ate in the third period Cheyenne pulled their
goalie and Collins put the puck in the un-
guarded nel to cinch a 4-2 vctory for F.V.S.
The Danes lost one of the hardest fought games
of the year in a terrific comeback by the Ter-
rors. F.V.S. led 3-Z at the end of the second
period on successive goals by Simpson. Hunt.
and Squibb. The Terrors fought back nercely
in the third period to win 4-3.
Fountain Valley was shut out for the first
time this year by a greatly improved St. Mary's
team. The Danes were greatly handicapped by
penalties and a lack of spirit. The game ended
with St. Mary's leading 4-O. Though the score
in the third game with Cheyenne was the same.
F.V.S. won a far more decisive victory than
in the previous Cheyenne game. Collins scored
the hrst goal. and then Clark Smith scored a
neat three goal hat trick. This was one of the
best team efforts of the season. and ended in a
4-Z victory for the Danes.
Not much need be said about the fourth
game with St. lVlary's. Actually it was closer
than the score indicates until the last five min-
utes of the last period. Haight scored the only
Fountain Valley goal late in the second period.
and St. lVlary's led 3-l with five minutes to
play. XVhen they scored their fourth goal, the
Danes fell apart: the 8-l score indicates the
lack of teamwork on the part of F.V.S. The
last Fountain Valley-Cheyenne game was the
reverse of the St. lVlary's disaster. Clark Smith
scored in the hrst period, but Cheyenne pulled
ahead and led 3-I with four minutes left in
the game. Then Haight scored to start the at-
tack, and he was rapidly followed by Simpson.
Pierpoint. Simpson again. and hnally Orban.
This 6-3 win for the Danes was probably the
most thrilling game of the season.
ln the final game of the regular season the
Terrors again outplayed and outshot F.V.S..
but it was a close game all of the way. Simp-
son scored in the third period for the only
Fountain Valley goal. The contest ended with
the Terrors on top 3-l.
The last game of the year. a 2-2 tie. was
played in Denver against the Golden Nuggets.
a Denver high school team. Clark Smith
scored twice. and Scott Simpson scored once.
but his goal was called back because of an out-
dated rule. The Danes did not play their best
game mainly because of the strange conditions.
but everyone enjoyed the opportunity to play
away from home.
At the end of the season Steve Hart. Clark
Smith. and Morgan Smith were named to the
second all-league team. Both Clark Smith and
Scott Simpson were among the top ten scorers
in the league. These achievements indicate the
improvement that the team has made over the
last two years.
Left to Right. Back Row - Vinnedge, Norman, Mr. Jackson. Ormes, Robinson. Front Row 4 Hill.
Wood, Hall, Snodgrass, Sheldon. Absent - Lieckens.
At the start of the l955-56 basketball
season. center Chuck Hall and 'iAll-Star"
The Danes dropped their opener to Foun-
tain 34-3l. and lost their second game to Har-
Roger Likens were elected co-captains. Likens
held down one guard spot with Hayo Not-
man at the other. John Ormes substituted fre-
quently and greatly helped the team. Tom
Wood and Walt Sheldon were the forwards and
strong rebounders on the team. Mac Snod-
grass and Jim Hill completed the "A" team
rison, before edging Cripple Creek, 33-32.
Then after Christmas vacation. with Likens
leading the way. F.V. whipped DUB and
Fountain badly. The team was much more
confident under the leadership of Roger l.ikens
and worked much better. After losing to St.
lVlary's the Red and Cirey tripped Cheyenne.
Penrose, and Denver Christian.
After the Danes dropped three consecutive
games because of the absence of players. they
romped over XVoodland Park 54-38. Solid re-
bounding and balanced scoring was the high-
light of that game. After dropping our second
game with St. Marys the Danes again ran
over DUB 65-39.
The Dane "A" team was then invited to
play in the Houston Texas Preparatory School
tournament. The Danes had a hard time get-
ting adjusted to the difference in atmosphere
and found themselves on the short end of 66-
65 score, against the host school, St. Johns
The Danes then lost two more games as noth-
ing seemed to go right.
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The Danes returned beaten and tired but
happy and snapped back into form to nip
powerful Denver Christian again. 45-43. The
game was highlighted by good rebounding and
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ready to enter the Cheyenne tournament. A
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but then everybody got cold. The Danes got
back on their feet in the hnal game of the sea-
son and won the consolation game against
Harrison 68449. This ended an up and down
season, with an over-all record of l lvl l. Coach
Dave Jackson did a line job in organizing the
team. which had its off and on games.
Statistically. Roger l-ikens came out on top.
He scored 323 points. an average of l9.0
points per game. Chuck Hall and Tom Vvlood.
both fine rehounders and good potential scorers
had H35 points for an average of 8.8 points
per game. XValt Sheldon and Hayo Notman
did most of the setting-up job, Both of them
scored on certain days, but never shot con-
sistently. John Ormes saw a great deal of ac-
tion and should be a good starter next season.
Jim Hill did fine rebounding and also saw
much action. Mac Snodgrass filled in during
"A" games, and he was the leading scorer on
the "B" team.
Itfz to Right. Back Row --- Simms, Wilder, P. Hero. XV. Kirn, Johnson, T. Pattison, Hazlehuist
Axton, Blank, R. Pattison, Schley, D. Simpson, Poor. From Row 7 Pound. P. Kirn.
J. Smith. A. Hero, Haney, DeBakey, Combs, N. Clark, Mr. Hutchinson.
The Fountain Valley Pup Hockey team, be-
ginning its third year in the Young America
Heavyweight Hockey l.eague, greatly improved
its record of the last few years The Pups finalf
ly Hnished third. one step above their position
last year. One of the Pups victories was
against league leading Rovers who were not
beaten again during the season.
The Pups, under the coaching of Mr. Hutch-
ison and varsity co-captain Morgan Smith
found themselves this year reinforced with a
great number of new players. Despite the num-
ber of inexperienced reserves, the Pups had
plenty of players to choose from and easily
formed two lines. Because of the few practices
the Pups had at the beginning of the year. it
took some time until the Hrst two lines were
organized to their best advantage. Probably
because of this. and the fact that some of the
team were inexperienced, the Pups had some
difficulty in their nrst few games, especially the
two or three before Christmas vacation. After
vacation. however, the Pups really started play'
ing and won two games in a row, and a third
game later. The first line from the end of
Christmas vacation on. until the end of the
season consisted of John Haney at right wing.
Peter Kirn at center, and Bill Kirn at left wing.
Mickey DeBakey and Andy Hero formed the
first defense while Allen Price played goalie.
The second line was equally strong, being made
up of Tunny Pattison at center, Tony Combs
at left wing and E. J, Smith or George Price
at right wing. The defensemen for this line
were Gordon Axton and John Hazlehurst. At
the end of the season in the all star game, the
Pups joined with the Cheyenne Huskies and
Kiwanis Red Wings to play against the Rovers
who were at the top of the league. Chosen to
represent the Pups were John Haney. Tony
Combs, and Tunny Pattison on the line, with
Mickey DeBakey. Andy Hero and Allen Price
at defense and goalie respectively.
With so many boys out for the Pup hockey
team. and so many others eager to play, the
team should continue to rise in the league.
ltft In Rfghl, Back Row -- Harrah, Youngberg, Clynes G. Hunt, Mr. Newman. Spicer, Vyforthington
l.ittell. Front Row - Hemming, Lorsen, Fitz-Gerald. Dines. Athas, Pabst, lngraham.
The l955-56 Pup Basketball enthusiasts
started the season as though they were going
to repeat last year's performance. However,
after a little practice. they worked together like
a real team. After losing their first game to
Graland I3-37, they bounced back to win the
rest of their league games and the champion-
ship of the Front Range League.
The starting team consisted of Athas. Dines.
Fitz-Gerald. lngraham, and Pabst. Hemming.
l.orson, and Youngberg substituted intermit-
tently. The Pups' first game which they lost was
the decisive one. The unequal game could have
demoralizted the team and they might not have
won another game throughout the year. How-
ever. this game seemed to pull the team to'
gether, and they won the rest of their games
decisively with the exception of the Colorado
Military Academy game. This one went into
overtime with Dines finally sinking the win-
Dines was the high scorer of the season with
a total of 69 points. He was followed by
Athas with 43 points, and Fitz-Gerald with
The team learned many of the fundamentals
necessary to good basketball. Mr. Newman had
many despairing moments when the Pups would
momentarily fall to pieces. Their overall re'
cord, inclttding games outside the league, was
nine wins and four losses. The Pups had a
good season and show much promise for the
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Left to Righl, Back Row - - McDonald, Richardson, Winkler, Harris, Munoz, Shoemaker, Young.
Middle Row - l.ittell, Rich Cross, Axton, J. Clark, Jay, Rush, Clynes. Youngberg.
Matthews, Merrill. Seated Y- Mr. Bryant, Hawley, Snideman, Rob Cross, Mr. Littell.
The workcrew was organized five years ago
by Ed Bryant for all those boys who were in-
terested in ranching and in helping with those
tasks which confront ranchers. Into this or-
ganization also came all those who didn't have
any interest in the offered athletics of a certain
season and those who were not able to partici-
pate in organized athletics. And so it is to-
day. The workcrew is the most spirited group
on campus. Boys go out for the crew knowing
full well what they are to expect in the Way of
hard work and once out enjoy themselves
thoroughly. Helping out with the ranch gives
the workcrew not only the satisfaction of hav-
ing accomplished something but also the experi-
ence which can and will come into use later on,
The workcrew is divided into three seasons.
At the beginning of each season a captain or
foreman is elected by the crew, and this fore-
man takes the responsibility of attendance and
makes sure that all jobs are carried out efficient-
ly and accurately, The foreman works with Ed
Bryant who assigns the jobs and who. inci-
dentally. is the major factor in the teamwork
that characterizes the crew. lt is Ed who sup-
plies the incentive, humor and the famed "Bry-
ant" style breakfasts for the workcrew, and the
crew. in turn, supplies the labor which saves
the school several thousand dollars annually.
What has been done at this writing is tree
mendous. A listing follows: ill A barbed
wire fence has been run between Security Vil-
lage and school property for the length of one
and three-fourths miles. This alone took the
crew nearly six months, working an hour and
a half each afternoon. Brace posts had to be set.
steel posts driven, wooden posts sunk, and
barbed wire strung and stretched. Security sup-
plied the materials: the workcrew the labor.
123 After the crew picked the fall corn, they
ground it and fed the livestock with it. Al-
falfa was put up by the workcrew in the fall
just after the corn was gathered and has been
hauled to stock frequently. 133 The barns and
general ranch area have been cleaned up. 143
The crew cared for a Hereford heifer 1para-
lyzed in the lower regions following her calv-
ing3 by massaging and working the afflicted
area. 1Unfortunately the heifer didn't recover.3
153 Sand spreading on snow-covered roads has
been a predominant job due to the heavey snows
this year. 163 Wood was cut for the entire
school needs. 173 The sheep were herded.
183 And the fall irrigating was carried out.
These are some of the major jobs that the
scliool workcrew has tackled so far.
In the future there is still much fencing to
be done. Eventually Ed hopes to replace all
our wooden fence by steel fence. With the new
Hereford herd the school has received there will
have to be much time and labor devoted to their
care and keeping. There will always be the
unending small tasks that are found daily and
many other larger tasks that are always present
on a ranch this size.
Since 1950 the workcrew has tripled and
sometimes even quadrupled in size. The healthy
spirit that is always present continues to grow.
as more and more boys come out to help. It
is such an organization that can generate pride
in the school we attend, because whenever a
member sees a fence, or a healthy steer. or clean
and well managed grounds he can take a per-
sonal pride in his labor which has made it that
Left to Right - Watters, Fung, Luckett, Guenther, Knapp, Mr. Poor, Meade,
Hamill. Stege, McLean, Givens.
The opening of the squash season at F.V.S.
turned out a very enthusiastic but green group
of players. It seemed as though every racquet
had a hole in it since the balls were rarely hit.
As the season progressed, everyone improved
steadily until the squash team was no longer
a name but a reality. In January the team had
its first match against the faculty. Giving a
very good account of itself, the team lost by a
slim margin of three to two. With this defeat
the team looked at practice with more serious-
ness in the hope of winning a return match.
The second match came, and after a very hard
battle the faculty edged through another close
one three to two.
At this point the team was in high gear with
very close challenge matches and weekly intra-
squad round robin matches. These raised the
competitive spirit and set the team's eyes on the
too rung of the ladder.
The linal team standings were: Paco Luckett
in first place, closely followed by Lew Watters,
Bob Hamill, Mike Meade, and Bob Givens.
Lew, who played for the first time this year.
made the greatest improvement. He steadily
climbed up the ladder and for a time held the
number one position.
Squash at F.V.S. culminated this year with
a all-school elimination tournament. Half of
the school entered, giving the tournament an
added zest. On top were Luckett, Meade.
Hamill, Mullin, and Givens. After some very
close matches the field was narrowed to the
two Hnalists, Luckett and Meade. Luckett met
Meade in the finals, and by a score of 15-l l.
15-13. 8-15, and 15-ll, Mike Meade decisive-
ly won the School Championship. This was
the first time in a school squash tournament
that the number one player was upset.
Even though there were no outside matches
this year, the squash team enjoyed the season
very much and showed great improvement un-
der the guidance of Mr. Poor.
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Left to Right - Lasater, Willis, Squibb, Geer, C. Heath, Brooks, Mr. Herndon.
This winter wrestling made its start as a
regular Fountain Valley sport under the able
coaching of Mr. John Herndon. The team
took part in five dual matches and the Pikes
Peak Invitation Tournament. Of the five
meets the Red and Grey won three, tied one.
and lost one for a highly successful initial
The matmen started off with a loss to the
Deaf and Blind School 13-0, but won a return
bout l3-5. The third match was a thirteen-
event round robin with Fountain High School.
from which the Danes emerged with ten wins
and only three losses. Then in the Pikes Peak
Tournament with teams from Castle Rock.
Colorado Springs High B Squad. the Deaf and
Blind School, Fountain. Fountain Valley. and
Kremmling competing. Brooks, Lasater, Rush.
and XVillis all lost their opening matches: but
hockeyman Squibb won two preliminary con-
tests before dropping the 140-pound title
match to the Class B Colorado State champion
from Castle Rock.
The first meet after midyears, a return match
with Fountain. resulted in a tie. as each team
scored two pins for a 10-I0 score. The final
contest of the year, a third one with the Deaf
and Blind School, climaxed the season as the
Red and Grey won four out of five matches.
two by falls, to rack up a 16-5 triumph.
Marty Geer, wrestling at 160 pounds, was
outstanding and was elected captain of the
team. ln addition to Geer and -Squibb, Brooks.
Lasater. and Willis wrestled for the whole sea-
son, while Harris, Andy Hero. Clint Heath.
and Rush participated in at least one match
each. With all the matmen except Geer and
Rush returning for next year, the prospects for
the second Fountain Valley wrestling season
are very bright.
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