Franklin High School - Key Yearbook (Cedar Rapids, IA)
- Class of 1946
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FRANKLIN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
THE FRANKLIN SCHOOL
CEDAR RAPIDS, lowA
Rosemarie Benish, Beffy Low, Lois Swaney, Elizabeth Burianek, Marie Crosier, Agnes Hibbs
Malcolm Scoh Hallman, Principal
Health, Technical Foundations, and Cultural Background
Back Row: Lulu Peterson, Mildred Arensman, Gertrude Beuter, Frank Kinch, A. G. Bowne, J. H. Croy, Paul Kridler
Third Row: Irma Lowe, Marjorie Brunner, Carolyn Kahler, Olga Tapper, Loretta Yeates, Leone Sutherland, O. J.
Deeds, John Ewart
Second Row: Beulah Perrin, Amy Christian, Ella Harding, Lillian Clark, Hazel Cory, Ella Grissel, Elsie Cornely,
Front Row: Lorene Samuelson, Martha Ann Clifton, Margaret Meyer, Margaret Meyers, Alice Rudd, Helen Levsen,
Individual Expression and Human Relations
Back Row: Carr Lavell, Leslie Grigg, Orville Rust, Harry Robson, William Hagen
Third Row: Marguerite Chapman, William Wagner, J. C. Benson, Neil Borden, Lloyd Goettel, Richard Hubacek,
W. E. Thompson, William Owen
Second Row: Gertrude James, Frances Slater Hammel, Blanche Hunter, Doris Hessenius, Erma Oberg, Mary Alice
Sheatter, Faith McMurray, Phoebe Bingham, Ruth Whaley
Front Row: Grace Low, Ruth Fleek, Helen Keith, Bernice Pratt, Grace Douma, Margaret MacDonald, Nell Boyaclx.
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CLASS OF JANUARY,
Permanent Make-Up Committee IOA.
Basketball Team 10, II, 12, Football
Team 10, II, National Athletic Honor
Society 10, 11, 12, Thunderbolt Athletic
Club 10, II, 12, Track Team 10, 11,
12, Mathematics Club IOB, Class Presi-
dent 10A, Class Vice-President IOB,
Class Secretary 12B.
Ruth H. Bottortf
Latin Club IOA, Hospitality Committee
IOA, II, 12, Senior Play, National
Thespian Troupe I2A, Operettas "Crea-
tures of lmpulse" IOA, "Trial by
Jury" 12A, Treble Cletf Singers IIB,
128, Editor ot Franklin Post IIB, 12B,
Sophrosyne, A Cappella Choir.
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Permanent Scenery Committee 10,
Permanent Make-up Committee IIB,
Class Assembly Play 10, II, Festival
Play 10, 11, Thospian Play 10A, Na-
tional Thespion Troupe 10, II, 12.
Charles Clayton Brammer Ill
"Charley" "Chas" "Chuck"
District Vocal Music Contest IIB,
Music Director in School Sing I2B,
Operettas "Creatures of lmpulse" IOB,
"Trial by Jury" 12A, State Vocal Mu-
sic Contest IIB, A Cappella Choir,
National Vocal Music Contest I2B.
Football Team 10, 12, Basketball Win-
ning Team IIB, Le Cercle Francais
Le Cercle Francais I2A, Budget Cam-
mittee I0, Il, 12, All City Music Con-
test IO, II, 12, All City Orchestra
10, II, 12, Salon Orchestra 10, II,
12, Editor of Franklin Post IIB,
Sophrosyne 12, Class Treasurer I2B.
Alyce Mary Chadima
le Cercle Francais I2A, Mathematics
Club IOB, Hospitality Committee II,
12, Sportsmanship Committee 10, II,
12, Class Assembly Play IOA, Na-
tional Thespian Troupe 10, II, 12,
Secretary I2A, Baton Corps 105, Dis-
trict Music Contest IOB, Operetta
"Creatures of lmpulse" IOA, Studio
Band IO, Class Treasurer IOB, IDA.
Basketball Team 10, II, 12, Football
Team II, 12, Galt Team Il, 12, Thun-
derbolt Athletic Club 11, 12.
David A. Deaver
U. S. Navy
Basketball Team 10, 11, 12, Football
Team 10, II, 12, National Athletic
Honor Society IIA, 12, Thunderbolt
Athletic Club IIA, 12, Track Team Il,
12, Mathematics Club IOB, Martha
Washington Room Committee IIA,
12B, Class Vice-President IOA, IIB.
CLASS OF JANUARY,i946
Basketball Team 105 Football Team
10, 11, 125 Thunderblt Athletic Club
ll, 125 Track Team 10, 11, 125 Per-
manent Carpentry Committee 10.
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Basketball Team 11, 125 Football
Team 10, 11, 125 Thunderbolt Athletic
Club 125 Track Team 10. ll, 125 Bas-
ketball Winning Team 11.
Hospitality Committee 11, 125 Perma-
nent Properties Committee 12B5 Senior
Play5 National Thespian Troupe5 Oper-
etta "Trial by Jury" 12A, "Creatures
of Impulse" 10A5 Editor of Franklin
Margaret Jane Fehleisen
Latin Club 10A5 Le Cercle Francais 12A5
Mathematics Club 1085 Hospitality
Committee 10, 11, 125 Senior Play5
Operetto "Creatures of lmpulse" 10A5
Editor of Franklin Post 128.
McKinley5 Basketball Team 9, 10, 11,
125 Football Team 9, 10, 11, 125 Na-
tional Athletic Honor Society 10, 11,
125 Tennis Team 10, 11, 125 Thunder-
bolt Athletic Club 10, 11, 125 Tennis
Singles Winner 10, 11, 125 Honor As-
sembly Committee 125 Class President
11A5 Class Vice-President 12A.
Central High, Omaha5 Crestwood High,
Los Angeles5 Operetta "Trial by Jury"5
Treble Cleft Singers 11, 12.
Robe rt Gitft
Mathematics Club 10A5 Business Com-
mittee 125 Permanent lighting Com-
mittee 10A, 11, 125 Permanent Proper-
ties Committee 11A5 Class Assembly
Play 1285 Festival Play 1285 Senior
Play: National Thespian Troupe 12,
President 12A5 Operetta "Trial by
Jury" 12A5 Editor of Franklin Post
A Cappella Choir, Vice President
James Wesley Gillam
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Albany High, Albany, California.
Girls Athletic Association 125 Girls
State Athletic Association 125 Aerial
glint Winners 11A5 Budget Committee
Basketball Team 9, 10, 11, 125 Foot-
ball Team 9, 10, 11, 125 National
Athletic Honor Society 11, 125 Thun-
derbolt Athletic Club 11, 125 Track
Team 10, 11, 125 Honor Assembly
Committee 10, 11, 125 Senior Play5
All City Band 10, 115 All City Music
Contest 1285 All City Orchestra 115
Salon Orchestra 105 Studio 8and 95
Sophrosyne 1285 Class President 108.
Basketball Winning Team 10A, 1285
latin Club 10A5 Hospitality Committee
10, 11, 1285 Sportsmanship Committee
11A, 1285 Festival Play 1185 National
Thespian Troupe 11, 12.
CLASS OF JANUARY, 1946
Mathematics Club 10.
Mildred Jean Harris
Carolyn Ann Havard
Carl Hendrickson Jr.
Tennis Team 12, Thunderbolt Athletic
Club 12, Public Relations Committee
Don T. Hlubucek
Football Team 10, 11, 12, Tennis Team
12, Latin Club 10Ag Business Commit-
tee 10, 11, 12, Class President 128,
Class Secretary 10B, Class Treasurer
Jacqueline Jeanne Hollands
Girls Athletic Association 1lA, 125
Girls State Athletic Association 12,
Aerial Dart Winners 'l'lAp Art Come
mittee 10, 11, 12, Business Committee
Mary Kathryn Hoyland
Girls Athletic Association 12, Latin
Football Team 10, 11, 125 Golf Team
11, 12, Thunderbolt Athletic Club 11,
12, Track Team 9, 10, 11, All City
Music Contest 10, 11.
Girls Athletic Association l1A, 125
Girls State Athletic Association 125
Le Cercle Francais 12A, Treasurer,
Hospitatlity Committee 11, 12: Public
Relations Committee 121 Music Di-
rector in School Sing 108, Operetta
"Creatures of Impulse" 10B,
Quentin P. Larsen
Austin High School, Chicago, Illinois,
West Lake High School. Oakland,
California: Oakland High School,
Oakland, California, San Leandro
High School, San Leandro, California,
Washington High School, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin, Mathematics Club 11B.
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Le Cercle Francais 12Ap Editor of
Franklin Post 125, 'llA.
CLASS OF JANUARY, 1946
Beverly Jean Lawrence
le Cercle Francais 12A, President, Ly-
ceum Committee 121 Permanent Cos-
tumes Committee 9, 10, Operetta
"Creatures of Impulse" l0Ap Sophro-
syne 12, Class Secretary 12A.
McKinley: Latin Club 10, Secretary,
Art Committee l2g Accom anist for
School Sing, 'lO, ll, 125 Alla City Mu-
sic Contest IO, Editor of Franklin Past
l2Ag Sophrosyne 12.
Robert N. Manatt
le Cercle Francais i2A, Vice-President,
Hospitality Committee IZA: Lyceum
Committee l2Ag Senior Playg Studio
Exgd 10, HB5 Class Vice'President
Joan Wilma Mohn
McKinley High School, Latin Club l0Ag
le Cercle Francais, Secretary l2A,
Sportsmanship Committee IOA, Il, 125
Senior Play: National Thespian Troupe
Operetta "Creatures of lmpulse"
Operettas "Creatures of lmpulse,"
"Trial by Jury": Editor of Franklin
Post l0Bg A Cappella Choir.
Operetta "Creatures of lmpulse" l0A.
Basketball Team, Manager 9Ag Foot-
ball Team, Manager 9A, IOA, HA:
Thnderbolt Athletic Club l0A, ll, 125
Latin Club lOAg Mathematics Club
l0Ag Hospitality Committee 12, Mar-
tha Washington Room Committee 'l2Ag
Editor of Franklin Post l2B, Sophro-
Davenport High School.
Davenport High School.
Cornelia Ann Polaslly
Latin Club l0Ag Hospitality Committee
Girls Athletic Association 12, Latin
Club IDA, Treasurerg Le Cercle Fran-
cais l2Ag Senior Play, Operetta
"Creatures of Impulse" 'l0A.
CLASS OF JANUARY, 1946
Thunderbolt Athletic Club 11, 12,
Track Team 12, Manager 118, Perma-
nent Carpentry Committee 10, Oper-
etta "Creatures of Impulse" 10Ap Edi-
tor ot Franklin Post.
Latin Club 10A, Senior Play, Operetta
"Creatures of Impulse" IUA, Class
Ruth Ann Stucker
Le Cercle Francais 12Ap Hospitality
Committee 10, 11, 12, Senior Play,
National Thespian Troupe 12A, Music
Director in School Sing 11B, Operetta
"Creatures of Impulse" 10A, "Trial
by Jury" 12B, Editor of Franklin Post,
Sophrosyne 12, A Cappella Choir 10A,
Dolores A. Thillen
Martha Washington Room Committee
10, 11, 12, Accompanist for School
Sing 10, 11, 12, All City Music Con-
test, Operetta "Creatures of Impulse"
10A, Treble Clett Singers IIB, Sophro-
syne 12A, A Cappella Choir 12A.
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James E. Vaverka
U. S. Army.
Robert W. Veley
Joliet Township High School, Basket-
ball Team 10A, Football Team 10, 11,
12, National Athletic Honor Society
11, 12, Thunderbolt Athletic Club 11,
12, Track Team 11, 12, Latin Club
118, Mathematics Club 113, Editor of
Franklin Post 11B, Class President 12A,
Class Treasurer 11A.
Latin Club 10A, le Cercle Francais
12A, Hospitality Committee 12, Oper-
etta "Creatures of Impulse" IDA,
Treble Clett Singers 10B, 11.
Robert H. Watson
Mcliinle, Basketball Team 10, 11,
12, Gait Team 11, 12, Thunderbolt
Athletic Club 11, 12.
Douglas B. West
Basketball Team 9, IO, 11, Football
Team 10, 11, National Athletic Honor
Society 10, 11, 12, Tennis Team 10,
11, 12, Thunderbolt Athletic Club 10,
11, 12, Latin Club 10, Operetta
"Creatures of lmpulse" 10A.
Harold H. Littell
Roosevelt High Schal, Tulsa, Oklo.,
Football Team 10, 11, National Ath-
letic Honor Society, Thunderbolt Ath-
letic Club, Track Team 10, 11, Busi-
ness Committee, Operetta "Trial by
CLASS OF JUNE, 1946
Mary Helen Armstrong
Latin Club 11, Mathematics Club,
Class Assembly Play 10: Shakespeare
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Mathematics Club 10, All City Band
11, 12, All City Music Contest 11,
Studio Band 11, 12, Shakespeare Club
Bess Rhea Bales
University City High School, St. Louis,
Missouri, Roosevelt City High School,
Des Moines, Iowa, Evanston Township
High School, Chicago, Illinois, Hospi-
tality Committee 12: Permanent Cos-
tumes Committee 128.
Janet L. Barrigar
Girls Athletic Association 125, All City
Band 11, All City Music Contest 10,
Studio Band 10, 11, Shakespeare Club
Billie Jeanne Barto
Iowa City High School, All City Band
12A, Studio Band 11, 12, Shakespeare
Beverly Ann Beach
Mathematics Club 10, Lyceum Com-
mittee 12, Operetta, "Creatures of
lmpulse" 108, Editor of Franklin Post
HA: Sophrosyne 12, Shakespeare Club
Wilson High Schoo h rokee, Iowa.
Tennis Team 11B, All City Band 11B.
Earl Y. Bickel
"Speecler" "Bick" "E. Y."
Tennis Team 11A, Track Team 12A,
Mathematics Club 10, Hospitality
Committee 12A, Permanent Lighting
Committee 12, National Thespian
Troupe 12A, All City Music Contest 10,
11, 12, All City Orchestra 12, Salon
Orchestra 11, 12, Studio Band 10, 12A,
Shakespeare Club 1 .
McKinley, Shakespeare Club 12, Secre-
Girls Athletic Association 10A, 11, 12,
Girls State Athletic Association 11, 12,
Le Cercle Francais 12A, Vice President,
Mathematics Club 10, Budget Commit-
ee 10, 11, 12, Class Assembtly Play
IOA, All ciy Band lo, 11, 12, I ity
Music Contest 10, 11, 12, AI ity
Orchestra 10, 11, 12, Operetta rea-
tures of Impulse" 10B, hestra
10, 11, 12, Studio Ban 1, Soph-
rosyne 12B, Senior Pla
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CLASS OF JUNE, 1946
Jack W. Burns
Mathematics Club 107 Honor Assem-
bly Committee 10, 11, 127 Hospitality
Committee 125 Permanent lighting
Committee 10A, 12B.
Ames Senior High School, Ames, lowa,
Le Cercle Francais 12Ag Shakespeare
Club 12: Senior Play.
William H. Buse
Track Team 12A, Latin Club 10, Le
Cercle Francais 12Ap Mathematics
Club 10: Hospitality Committee 10Ap
11, 12, Permanent Carpentry Commit-
tee 12, Permanent Lighting Committee
10, 2, Nation Thespian Troupe
11 2, I Ctty 10, 11, 12, All
y Musi Conte , 11, landscaping
nd nds C ittee 12.
lawrence N. Carlson
Football Team 9, 105 Track Team 10,
12g Mathematics Club 10: Art Com-
mittee ll, 12, Permanent Painting
Mary Rosella Carver
latin Club 11.
"Cass" "Hustler" "Buddy"
Campion Military Academy, Prairie du
Chien, Wisconsin: Football Team 1185
latin Club 10, Senior Play.
Class Assembly Play, Operetta, "Trial
ling Jury", A Cappella Choir 10A, 11,
Wilson High School.
Joyce Leslie Crabbe
North Scranton, Scranton, Penn., Latin
Club 105 Mathematics Club 10Ap
Accompan t for School Sing 11, 12,
All City usic Contest 11, Operetta,
"Trial U ury"p Salon Orchestra 11,
12: Editor of Franklin Post 12Ag A
Cappella oir 12.
Richard L. Cutler
Basketball Team 10, Mathematics Club
Herbert Thomas DeWees
Mathematics Club 10, Hospitality Com-
mittee 10, 11, 12, All City Band 10,
11, All City Orchestra 10, 11, Salon
Orchestra 11, 12plStudio Band 10, 11,
128, All City Music Contest 10, 11,
Priscilla Gay Drohman
Hospitality Committee 10, 11, 125 Latin
Club 107 Mathematics Club 10, Martha
Washington Room Committee 10, 11,
12: Sophrosyne 12, Shakespeare Club
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CLASS OF JUNE, 1
"Dutch" "The Dutchess"
Tennis Doubles5 Mat tics Club 105
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Mathematics Club 10.
Tra Team 10A5 Mathematics Club 11.
Le Cercle Francais 12A5 Mathematics
Club 105 Operetta, "Creatures of lm-
Robert David Fry
Roosevelt5 Basketball Team 10B5 Foot-
ball Team 12B5 Track Team 10A, 11A,
12A5 Mathematics Club.
Robert Eugene Graves
Bosse High, Evansville, lnd.5 Basket-
ball Team 115 Operetta, "Trial by
.lury"5 A Cappella Choir.
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Joe Ann Greene
Girls Athletic Association 10, 11, 125
Girls State Athletic Association 10A,
11, 125 Volley Ball Winning Team 11,
125 Latin Club 105 Mathematics Club,
President, 105 Business Committee 125
All City Band 11A5 All City Music
Contest 10A5 District Music Contest
10A5 Operetta, "Creatures of lm-
pulse"5 Salon Orchestra 115 Studio
and 10, 115 Shakespeare Club 12.
Donald Stephen Hamel
Football Team 10, 11, 125 Thunderbolt
Athletic Club 11, 125 Track Team 10,
125 Editor of Franklin Post 11A,
Girls Athletic Association 11, 125 Girls
State Athletic Association 11, 125 Vol-
ley Ball Winning Team 115 Latin Club
105 Mathematics Club 105 Business
Committee 10, 11, 125 All City Band
11A5 All City Music Contest 10A Dis-
trict Music Contest 10A5 Operetto,
"Creatures of Impulse" 105 Studio
Band 10, 115 Editor of Franklin Post
l15bClass Treasurer 1285 Shakespeare
M on John Heins
Football Team 10, 11, 125 Thunderbolt
Athletic Club 125 Mathematics Club 10.
Betty louise Henderson .
Mechanicsville Consolidated5 Mathe-
matics Club 105 Shakespeare Club 12A.
Winifred l.. Hill
Manchester High5 McKinley.
CLASS OF JUNE, 1
Operetta, "Creatures of Impulse",
Treble Cleff Singers TOA.
Georgia Lee Hodge
Shakespeare Club 12A.
Mathematics Club 10, All City Music
Co 1O, All City Orchestra 10.
Charles Richard Holloway
Basketball Team 10, Football Team
10, 11, 12, National Athletic Honor
Society 10, 11, 12, Thunderbolt Ath-
letic Club 10, 11, 12, Track Team 10,
11. 12, Mathematics Club 10, Public
Relations Committee, Studio Band 10,
Editor of Franklin Post 12A, Class
yd Wayne Holsinger
ion High School, Le Cercle Fran-
c is 12A.
Mathematics Club 10.
Roosevelt, Milton Public Schools, Mil-
ton, North Dakota, Volley Ball Win-
ning Team 125, Operetta, "Creatures
of Impulse", Shakespeare Club 12A,
Basketball Winning Team 12A.
Rosanne Traxler Klass
Latin Club 10A, l.e Cercle Francais
12A, Hospitality Committee 1lA, 12,
Operetta, "TriaI by Jury" 11A, Shakes-
peare Club 12A.
Kenneth C. Kohl Jr.
Mathematics Club 10, Permanent light-
ing Committee 11, 12, Thespian Play
l2Ag National Thespian Troupe 12,
Vice President 12A, All City Band
12A, Studio Band 10, 11, 12,
Basketball Team ll, latin Club 9,
Mathematics Club 10.
Girls Athletic Association 10B, Girls
State Athletic Association 10A, 11, 12,
Operetta, "Creatures of Impulse" l0A.
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Albert City High School 9, 10. 11,
Football Team 12, Tra Team 12.
CLASS OF JUNE, 1
Football Team 115, Thunderbolt Ath-
letic Club 11, 12, Track Team 11A,
12A, Mathematics Club 10, Class As-
sembly 115, All City Band 12A, All
City Music Contest 12A.
Class Assembly Play 125, Festival
Play 95, Senior Play 125, Operetta,
"Trial by Jury" 125.
Tennis Doubles 11A, le Cercle Fran-
cais 11A, Sportsmanship Committee
10, Permanent Make-up Committee 10,
Operetta, "Trial by Jury" 125, Treble
Cleft Singers 10, 11, 125, President
125, A Cappella Choir l2A, Shakes-
peare Club 12.
Girls Athletic Association 11, 12, Sec-
retary 12, Girls State Athletic Asso-
ciation 11A, 12, Latin Club 10A, le
Cercle Francais 12A, President 10A,
Mathematics Club 10A, Hospitality
Committee 10, 11, 12, Public Relations
Committee 12, Festival Play 10, All
City Music Contest 10, 11, All City
Orchestra 10, 11, Operetta, "Creatures
of lmpulse", Sophrosyne 12, Class
Treasurer 12A, Shakespeare Club 12.
Marenga High School, Girls Athletic
Association l0A, All City Music Con-
test, Basketball Winning Team 12A,
Operetta, "Creatures at lmpulse" 10,
Treble Cletf Singers l0A, 11, 125.
Tgotball Team 115, Mathematics Club
Girls Athletic Association 105, Girls
State Athletic Association 10 11, 12,
Operetta, "Creatures of lmpulse" 105,
Basketball Winning Team 12A.
Latin Club 10, Mathematics Club 10,
Martha Washington Room Committee
Girls Athletic Association 115, 12,
Girls State Athletic Association 11A,
12, Le Cercle Francais 12A, Shakes-
peare Club 12.
Girls Athl sociation 10, 11, 12,
Treasurer 5, ls State Athletic As-
sociation 1 , 1 ,ilatin Club 10, Le
Cercle Francais , Secretary, Mathe-
matics Club 10, ospitality Committee
10, 11, 12, Publi Relations Committee
11, 12: Class ss mbly Play 105,
Operetta " eatur of Impulse" 105,
Sophros ne 1 akespeare Club 12.
Shakespeare Club 12A.
"Queer" "Murray" "Weary"
Mathematics Club 10.
CLASS OF JUNE, 1946
Business Committee 12, Treble Cleff
Singers l0A, 11, 128.
National Athletic Honor Society 10,
11, 12, Thunderbolt Athletic Club 10,
11, 12, Track Team 10, 11, 12, Latin
Club 10A, Mathematics Club 10A,
Class Assembly Play 12B, Editor of
Franklin Post 125, Cross Country Team
11, 12, Senior Play.
Golf Team 10, Thunderbolt Athletic
Club 11, 12, Track Team 11, 12.
latin Club 11, 12, Shakespeare Club
Basketball Team 10.yl
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Beverly C. Oldfield
Girls Athletic Association 11A, 12,
Permanent Costumes Committee 10,
Shakespeare Club 12.
Marilyn l. Opsohl
Decorah High School, Decorah, Iowa,
Permanent Costumes Committee 11A,
125, Shakespeare Club 12.
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Football Team 11, 12, ' 7' 1,
Thunderbolt Athletic Clu 11 . -
tary I2A, Latin Club - ,' .Al
club io, Budget commm uf, .'
Hospitality Committee f- 1 , 12,
Class Assembly Pl 12, hespia
Play 12A, National Thesrion Tr
12, All City Band 11, AI City Music
Contest 11, Editor of Franklin Post,
Sophrosyne 12, Class President 11A,
128, Class Vice-President 11B, Senior
Play, National Athletic Scholarship
Tennis Singles 128, Mathematics Club
10, Permanent Costumes Committee
12, Au city Band lo, 11, 12, All can
Music Contest 10, 11, 12, All City
Orchestra 10, 11, 12, Baton Corps 10,
Salon Srchestra 10, 11, 12: Studio
Band 1 , 11, 12, Shakespeare Club 12.
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leo . Feifter
Mathematics Club 10, Permanent Car-
pentry Committee 10, Permanent Light-
ing Committee 11, 12, Landscaping
and Grounds Committee 12.
Girls Athletic Association 11A, 12,
Latin Club 10A, Honor Assembly Com-
mittee 10, 11, 12: Hospitality Com-
mittee 11, 12, Operetta, "Trial by
Jury" 11A: Treble Cleft Singers 11,
12, Class Secretary 108, Sophrosyne.
Roger Y Peterson
McKinley High School, Basketball
Team 10, 11, 12, Football Team 11,
12, Thunderbolt Athletic Club 12,
Track Team 10, 11, 12: Mathematics
Club 10, National Athletic Scholar-
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CLASS OF JUNE, 1946
Tennis Team IIA: Cross Country Team
11B: Latin Club 10: Mathematics Club
I0: Hospitality Committee 11, 12: Ly-
ceum Committee 10, 11, 12: Thespian
Play 12A: National Thespian Troupe
12: Music Director in School Sing 11,
I2: Operetta, "Trial by Jury" I2B:
Sophrasyne 12: Class President 10B:
Class Vice-President 128: Class Treas-
urer IOA: A Cappella Choir, President
Basketball Team IO, II, 12: Football
Team IO, I2: Thunderbolt Athletic
Club Il, I2, President 12A: Track
Team 12A: Mathematics Club 10.
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Basketball Team IO, I1, 12: Football
Team 10, II, 12: Thunderbolt Athletic
Club 11, 12: Track Team 11, 12: Latin
Club IO: Mathematics Club 10: Art
Committee 10, II, 12: All City Band
10, II: All City Music Contest I0, II:
Studio Band I0: Sophrosyne: National
At larship Society.
Ne ell Pinch
" H." "W, H." "Poncho"
Manchester High School: Basketball
Team 10, 11, 12: Football Team 12:
National Athletic Honor Society I0,
II, I2: Thunderbolt Athletic Club 10,
11, I2, Vice President II: Track Team
10, 11, 12: Latin Club 10: Mathema-
tics Club IO: All City Ban 10: All
City Orch t 10: Salon estra 10.
Phyllis Elizabeth Potter
Girls Athletic Association IOA, 11, 12,
President 12A: Girls State Athletic
Association 11A, 12: Latin Club 10Ai
Le Cercle Francais 12A: Mathematics
Club 10: Honor Assembly Committee
10, I1, 12: Class Assembly Play IOB:
Music Director in School Sing 10, 11,
12: Sophrosyne 12: Shakespeare Club
12: Landscaping and Grounds Com-
mittee I2: Editor of Franklin Post 128:
McKinley: Le Cercle Francais: Sophra-
syne I2: Shakespeare Club 12.
Operetto, "Creatures of Impulse" IOA.
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Class Assembly Play 10: All City
Band 11, 12: All City Music Contest
lo, 11: studio Band to, 11, 12,
Shakespeare Club 12.
Flora Robinson .gf
"Belle" "Rorla" "Rob" "Flossie" ?
Girls Athletic Association 10, 11, 12,
President 125, Secretory IIB: Girls
State Athletic Association IOA, II, 12:
Latin Club IOA: Le Cercle Francais
12A: Mathematics Club IOA: Hospi-
tality Committee 10, 11, 12: Perma-
nent Properties Committee 10: Class
Assembly Play 10A: Thespian Play 11,
12: National Thespian Troupe 10, 11,
12, President 12A: Operetta, "Crea-
tures of Impulse" IOB: Sophrosyne 12:
Class Vice-President IOB: Class Secre-
:nary 12A: Shakespeare Club 12: Senior
Duncan Keith Ross
Latin Club 10: Mathematics Club 10:
Operetta, "Trial by Jury": A Cappella
B Bessie Rudzinski
Girls Athletic Association IIA, I2,
Vice President 12A: Girls State Ath-
letic Association 12A: Mathematics
Club IOB:.Shakespeare Club I2A.
Rodney A. Rust
ukodf, HF. Sy, Nw. HJ.
Basketball Team 10, II, 12: Football
Team 10, 11, 12: National Athletic
Honor Society 11, 12: Thunderbolt
Athletic Club II, 12: Track Team 10,
11, 12: Latin Club 10A: Mathematics
Club 10, President IOB: Martha Wash-
ington Room Committee 10, II, 12:
All City Band 10: Studio Band 10:
Class President IOA: Landscaping and
Grounds Committee 12.
Lv. I J Fittaen
CLASS OF JUNE, 1
Richard J. Ryan
Basketball 108, Mathematics Club 10.
"Chuck" "Scotty" "Beard"
Football Team 9, 11, 12, National
Athletic Honor Society 11, 12, Thun-
derbolt Athletic Club 11, 12, Track
Team 11 12,xMathemotics Club 10.
Basketball Winning Team 10, 11,
Mathematics Club 10, Permanent Car-
"Cheerful" "Cheerful Charlie"
Basketball Team 10, 11, Football Team
9, 10, 11, 12, Golf Team 12A, Thun-
derbolt Athletic Club 11f12' Track
Team 9, 10, 11, Mathem 'cs ub 10.
Mathematics Club 11, Sportsmanship
Committee 11, 12, Tumbling Team 10,
Basketball Team 11, Tennis Team 118,
12A, Track Team 1OA, Latin Club 'l0A,
Mathematics Club 10, Sportsmanship
Committee 12, Sophrosyne 12B, Class
President 11B, 12A, Cass Vice-Presi-
dent 10A, Senior Play.
le Cercle Francais 12A, Shakespeare
Cgub 12, Basketball Winning Team
East High School, Denver, Colorado,
Art Committee 11, Permanent Cos-
tumes Committee 11, Permanent Prop-
erties Committee 12, Ogaeretta, "Trial
by Jury", Treble Cleft i gers 11, 12,
Shakespeare Club. I
Girls Athletic Association 11, 12, Girls
State Athletic Association HA, 12,
Le Cercle Francais 12 - thematics
Club 10, ospialit ommittee 10,
11, 12, p et reatures of lm-
pulse", Sha are Club 12, Basket-
ball Winning, am 'l2A, Captain, Edi-
tor of Fra kl Post, Senior Play,
Mathematics Club, Permanent Cos-
tumes Committee, Permanent Pro er-
ties Committee, Class Assembly Piaay,
Accompanist for School Sing, All City
Music Contest 10A, District Music Con-
test 11A, Music Director in School
Sing 10, 11, Operetta, "Trial by
Jury" 12B, State Music Contest 11,
A Cappell Shcir 10, 11, 12, Shake-
sgeare Cluw ketball Winning Team
1 A. "
Mathematics lub 10, Shakespeare
Gwendolyn Lee Taylor
Class Assembly Play 125, Operetta,
"Creatures at Impulse" 10A, Treble
Cgett Singers 10, 11, A Cappella Choir
Angeline Ann Thomas
Le Cercle Francais 'l2A5 Mathematics
Club 105 Class Assembly Play 1lA5
Festival Play IOA, 11A5 Thespian Play
11A, 12A5 National Thespian Troupe
10A, 11, 125 Operetta, "Trial by Jury"
1285 Treble CletT Singers IOA, 1285
A Cappella Choir 11, 12A5 Senior
Vern J. Thompson
Art Committee 105 Music Director in
School Sing 10A5 Operetta, "Trial by
Jury"5 Studio Band 10, 11, 125 A
Cappella Choir 12A.
McKinley. ,K I
Tennis Team 12A5 Track Team 115
Baseball Winning Team 95 Ping Pong
Winners 95 Mathematics Club 105 Per-
manent Cargentry Committee 105 Per-
manent lig ting Committee 11, 125
National Thespian Troupe5 Studia
Band 10, 115 Cross Country Team 125,
NSW, Hveen nchuckn
Basketball Team 11A5 Football Team
1285 Golf Team 10, 115 National Ath-
letic Honor Society 10, 11, 125 Thun-
derbolt Athletic Club 10, 11, 125 Track
Team 12A5 Mathematics Club 105 Bud-
get Committee 125 Sportsmanship Com-
mittee 105 Editor of Franklin Post 11A5
Class Vice-President 12 Tumbling
Team 10. .
Latin Club IOA5 All City Band 11, 125
All City Music Contest 10A, 11A, 12A5
All City Orchestra 125 Operetta,
"Trial by Jury" 1285 Solon Orchestra
125 Studio Band 11, 125 Shakespeare
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Latin Club 10A5 All City Music Con-
testg All City Orchestra5 Operetta,
"Trial by Jury"5 Salon Orchestra 10,
11, 125 Editor of Franklin Post.
Basketball Team l0A5 Football Team
1055 Le Cercle Francais l2A5 Mathe-
matics Club 105 Class Treasurer 11B.
Latin Club 10A5 Le Cercle Francais
l2A5 Mathematics Club 105 Honor As-
sembly Committee 125 Editor of Frank-
lin Post 11A5 Shakespeare Club 12.
Doris Belle Williams
Girls Athletic Association 10, 11, 125
Girls State Athletic Association 11, 125
Operetta, "Creatures of Impulse" 1085
Basketball Winning Team 12A.
Thunderbolt Athletic Club l0, 11, 125
Track Team l0B5 Mathematics Club 105
Permanent Carpentry Committee 105
Permanent Lighting Committee 10, 11,
125 Thespian Play 12A5 National Thes-
pion Troupe 11A, 125 Senior Play.
Girls Athletic Association 10135 Girls
State Athletic Association 10A, 11, 125
Operetta, "Creatures of lmpulse"5
weve" 'fct Pr'
le Cercle Francais 12Ag Mathematics
Club 105 Permanent Lighting Commit-
A Toast to Franklin
To our dear Franklin we toast today
And sing a song of praise.
We'll honor thee and loyal be
And love thee best of all,
Let every son and daughter stand
United e'er for thee,
And strive to glorify thy name,
Dear Franklin, here's to you!
- June Class 1946 -
Vice President-Charles Vermeersch
William Edward Wright
"Bill of Rights" "Lefty Wrong
Right" "Wilbur" "Willie"
Roosevelt, Basketball Team l1A, Cap-
tain 1lAp Track Team l2Ap Mathema-
tics Club 105 All City Music Contest
10, 11, 125 Operetta, "Trial by Jury",
A Cappella Choir 12, Treasurer 128.
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Back Row: W, Best, C. Boquisl, J. Brommer, F. Fofion, R. Dolezal, R. Brownbridge, l. Dorman, J. Ferguson
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Back Row: W. Slunford, J, Weichman, R. Vail, R. Vermeersch, R. Sperring, W. Smith, W. Tcillman
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Third Row: D. Buchheisler, D. Crosier, R. Geovanazzi, S. Ginsberg, R. Dvorak, C. Bailey, R. Ellis
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Back Row: A. Meyer, J. Koehn, R. Hafner, F. Hudson, J. Honey, B. Gorman
Third Row: R. Joso, R. Kurtz, M. Loomis, J. Krebs, C. Landis, D. Johnson, R. Jones
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Senior Play, January 1946
Reading from Left to Right: Jean Richardson, Ruth Ann Stuclter, James Grissel, Robert Giltt, Robert Manatt, Margaret
Fehleisen, Joan Mohn, Caroline Havard, Margaret Stepanek, Ruth Bottorff, Eleanor Faun.
Jeff Adams ss-
Carol Adams --
Wesley Adams - - -
Peggy Winkel -
Eve Mason ---
Lenore Hudson -
Mrs. Trimmer --
Truck Driver ss-
-- Robert GiFft
-- Joan Mohn
--- James Grissel
---- Eleanor Faun
- Jean Richardson
---- Ruth Bottorff
Ruth Anna Stucker
- Caroline Havard
-se Robert Manatt
History of the January Class of T946
Although it was January, it was a "hot" day
when we slowly strolled into this palace of
intellect. "Strolled" because our class never
does anything fast. We were happy, happy
7B's and everyone was so glad to be at Frank-
lin. CHow young we were.J Harrington went
with Griss that year and Ruth Ann Stucker ran
down the halls 'cause she thought it was im-
Then came 8th grade. All we can remember
is Miss Schupert's lovely smile, as she initiated
us into the mysteries of group singing!
Those brainy, intellectual??? geniuses who
got into Excellentia by the usual method were
Morton Ballard, Ruth Bottorff, Barbara Butter-
field, Alyce Mary Charima, Peggy Fehleisen,
Don Hlubucek, Mary Thomas, and Beverly
Remember in ninth grade, when Miss Walter's
most attentive pupils were her cats? And those
It was also in ninth grade that we were ini-
tiated into the battlefield-410.
Harrington went with Johnny Nichols that
In TOB we elected our first officers, those
happy-go-lucky leaders were President, Morton
Ballard, Vice President, Bill Barron, Secretary,
Mary Lee Larson, Treasurer, Alyce Mary
Then came the song contest at which our
golden voiced larks took first place. That is
first, if you start at the wrong end. Pat Kaufman
and Mary Ann Paulu were directors, and ac-
companists were Mary Thomas and Chester
ln 'lOth grade the following were chosen
members of governing committees: Alyce Mary
Chadima and Joan Mohn, Sportsmanship Com-
mittee, Jim Grissel, Honor Assembly, Jeanne
Hollands, Art, Barbara Butterfield, Budget, Don
Hlubucek, Business Committee, Mary Thomas,
Martha Washington Committee, and Mary Ann
Paulu, Lyceum. Her 'l2A term was taken by
This semester we find Harrington going with
ln 'IOA we elected officers again. This time
they were: President, Bill Barron, Vice Presi-
dent, Mary Ann Paulu, Secretary, Margaret
Stepanek, Treasurer, Alyce Mary Chadima.
That fall we had the chance to become
acquainted with our good friend Mr. Ewart
through his untiring and able leadership as
chairman of the Sportsmanship Committee.
"Creatures of lmpulse" was given that semes-
ter. Those talented creatures from our class
who were included in the cast were: Alyce
Mary Chadima, Ruth Bottorff, Ruth Ann Stucker,
Pat Kaufman, Eleanor Faun, Jean Richardson,
Dorothy Victorine, Margaret Stepanek, Joan
Mohn, Gene Sell, Charles Brammer, Bob Neff,
and Beverly Lawrence.
Charles Brammer, our own Frankie, took
District and State Honors in 'llB. The next year
he took National honors, that's as high as he
can go. lEveryone knows he won't go this
Officers for that semester were: President,
Jim Grissel, Vice President, George Dostal,
Secretary, Mary Ann Paulu, Treasurer, Don
Our HB Song Contest was a failure. We
lost our usual 6th place position, only to tie
for 5th. Helen Costas and Ruth Ann Stucker
directed while Mary Thomas was the accompa-
Say, what made our locker section so popu-
lar that semester?
Our fast track men that semester were Gene
Sell, Bob Veley, and Jack Eggleston. Football
letter winners were George Dostal, Jack Eggle-
ston, Fred Gable, and Jim Grissel.
Governing committees were elected in TTA
and the victors were: Art, Chester Wetzel,
Budget, Joanne Gray, Business, Bob Gifft,
Honor, Fred Gable, Lyceum, Beverly Lawrence,
Public Relations, Pat Kaufman, Sportsmanship,
Malcolm Gunn, Martha Washington Room,
None of us knew much about threading a
needle, until the inspiring demonstrated lecture,
given by that big, brawny, bashful, blond
Class officers for that semester were: Presi-
dent, Fred Gable, Vice President, George Dos-
tal, Secretary, Don Hlubucek, Treasurer, Bob
Our 'l'lA Debate called for all-night sessions
at the library. Argument may come easy for
some people, but we learned it the hard way.
We earnestly recommend that cafeteria service
be installed in the library to furnish our weary
debaters "food for thought."
In our 'l2B Song Festival, we dropped another
notch to 4th place. Three more years and we
might have made first. Helen Costas and
Charles Brammer directed, Mary Thomas and
Chester Wetzel accompanied.
Election of officers was again due. President
was Don Hlubucek, Vice President, Bob Manatt,
Secretary, Bill Barron, Treasurer, Bob Veley.
By this time, several of us were in A Cappella
warbling. These were: Ruth Bottorff, Charles
Brammer, Bob Gifft, Mike Gunn, Beverly Law-
rence, Bob Neff, Ruth Ann Stucker, Pat Gertsen,
Dorothy Victorine, and Mary Thomas.
The brains of our class who were inducted
into Sophrosyne were: Barbara Butterfield, Jim
Grissel, Beverly Lawrence, Bud Ohsman, Ruth
Ann Stucker, and Chester Wetzel.
This was the exciting semester when part of
the Boys Octette got caught playing hookey.
Those unfortunate boys from our class who
went to the show instead of returning to school
were: ,Bob Gifft, Charles Brammer, and Mike
Our class is indeed proud of our five class
assemblies in which almost everyone took part.
Although hard work was involved, it proved
well worth the time spent.
Well, well! Harrington had a new boy friend
this semester, John Heefner!
We had a grand ending to this semester in
our Star Dust Senior Prom, which undoubtedly
proved a success!
At last l2A. Ahhhhhhh, the end is in sight!
Of course, we had to elect officers again. This
time they were: President, Bob Veley, Vice
President, Fred Gable, Secretary, Beverly Law-
rencep Treasurer, Barbara Butterfield.
Well, we see Veley and Eggleston still out
for track plus two new colleagues-Don Erusha
and Jim Grissel.
As you might know, George Dostal, Jack
Eggleston, Jim Grissel, Bob Veley, and Fred
Gable received letters in football again this
Fred Gable, our own tennis "champeen" won
many honors that semester. This proves, accord-
ing to Fred, that tennis can become a good
Ruth Bottorff, Pat Kaufman, and Mary Thomas
achieved their goal by being inducted into
This history wouldn't be complete if we didn't
mention the T. A. C. and the fun they had at
their progressive dance. Remember, boys???
Members of the T. A. C. were George Dostal,
Bill Chadima, Don Erusha, Jack Eggleston, Fred
Gable, Jim Grissell, Jim Humiston, Carl Hen-
drickson, Don Hlubucek, Gene Sell, Bob Veley,
Bob Watson, Doug West, and Bud Ohsman.
Members of the National Athletic Honor So-
ciety were Fred Gable, George Dostal, Jim
Grissel, Bob Veley, and Doug West.
Not to be outdone by any other class, we
put out the Post ten times. Each time, it was
more successful than the previous one. Why,
our jokes even passed the censors-Yesssirreeee
-flew right past!!! '
The operetta "Trial by Jury" was a great
success, due largely to the fact that about three
of our members were in it-of course, not as
leads, but they played a huge part in the
chorus, even if they didn't make most of the
Finally, the big moment arrived! From the
ranks of those who tried out for the Senior Play,
those lucky, innocent l2A's who aspired to be
John Barrymore or Katherine Cornell found it
wasn't quite as easy as they expected. They
were: Ruth Bottorff, Eleanor Faun, Peggy
Fehleison, Bob Gifft, Jim Grissel, Carolyn Hav-
ard, Bob Manatt, Joan Mohn, Jean Richardson,
Margaret Stepanek, Ruth Ann Stucker.
Here we pause to pay tribute to those mem-
bers of our class who left to ioin the Armed
Forces: Bill Barron, Gaylord Fanton, Jack
Fagle, Robert Geeseman, Robert Regan, Robert
Safely, James Vaverka. We are also proud
to have on our list of graduates several others
whose courses, interrupted by their years of
service, have not been completed. They are:
Earl Bender, David Deaver, Robert Ford, Bob
Gepfert, Harold Littell, and Charles Musker.
Today our own Bob Watson leaves for the
ln conclusion, our class is proud to mention
the part we have had in promoting some of the
larger proiects of our school. We'll be eager
to see the beauty of the grounds as a result of
our tree planting, when we come back in ten
years. We also bought War Savings Stamps
for the memorial organ which we know will be
a great addition to the assemblies and other
programs in the auditorium.
Thus, we hope our class will have left some-
thing worthwhile to be remembered by all!
The members of the History Committee are:
Bob Gifft, Chairman
Alyce M. Chadima
Ruth Ann Stucker
Prophecy of the January Class of T946
Our graduating class of i946 decided to
take a look into the future to see what would
become of us. That notable genius of our class
JIM GILLAM invented for us a plane that would
not only take us ten years into the future, but
also around the world in 20 minutes. Fasten
your safety belts everyone because we're ready
to take off.
We now leave New York and the Statue of
Liberty behind us as we speed toward London,
England. Arriving there in a flash, we met two
of our former classmates. JOAN MOHN, it
seems, is now a cigarette girl in a London club
where she sells "Ramsey's" exclusively. By the
"London Times" we read that MIKE GUNN has
made his debut as an oratorical speaker. Said
Mike when we met him, "I shot off my mouth
and went over with a bang."
Finding no more of our classmates here we
left London for Paris where, whom should we
run into but BOB BUGENSTEIN who has taken
his pen in hand and as a result has become
second only to Petty and Varga. He calls his
creations "Bugie's Beauties." His assistant is
BUD OHSMAN who has a reputation for being
good at figures.
Continuing our iourney we found DON
HLUBUCEK stationed in Berlin. He is still in the
army after IO years. His statement is, "This
situation isn't as easy to get out of as the others
were." Also stationed in Berlin were EARL
BENDER, ROBERT FORD, and CHARLES MUS-
KER. It seems they are still crazy l??!I about
While getting our plane refueled we turned
on our shortwave set. Miss BARBARA BUTTER-
FIELD, the assistant director of our senior play,
has now become the director of the "Theater
of Romance." She always was interested in
that type of work.
At Vienna we dropped in to see PAT KAUF-
MAN who is running a iewelry store. Her main
interest lies in "Rings." We were iust leavinQ
Pat's store when whom should we run into but
MUGS STEPANEK. She seemed so bashful but
then she always was a "Schei" little miss.
PEGGY FEHLEISEN is now a buyer for a
large chain store in Budapest. Of course this
is nothing new for Peggy as she was always
good at buying, bargaining, and SELL-ing.
When asked if she was fond of SELL-ing, she
replied to us, "Oh, VELEY, VELEY I am.
Leaving Budapest and arriving in Africa, we
met DOUG WEST. Douglas has just become
poet laureate of Timbuctoo. His latest crea-
I like myself, I think I'm grand,
When I go to the show, I hold my hand,
I put my arm around my waist,
And when I get fresh, I slap my face!
As we had to leave immediately for Cairo
we did not have time to travel into deepest
Africa to see BOB MANATT and BOB WATSON,
who are said to have started a million dollar
business there. lt's something about selling
lipstick to Ubangies.
Before our take-off to Egypt we purchased a
new book iust written by JUDITH ANDERSON
entitled, "The Art of Seducing" lor was it re-
ducing?I We had just finished reading the
book when we arrived at Cairo. We were met
at the airport by BILL CHADIMA, who is now
the proprietor of Cairo's most exclusive night-
club. Bill informed us that JIM VAVERKA has
been frequenting his place almost every night.
lt seems that Jim is still quite a SLIP-pery char-
In Bagdad, we met JIM GRISSEL who is now
the owner of several theaters. Jim still wants
to know why JO ANNE couldn't have been in
our senior play. His reason seems to be that
they could have saved money by putting her
in the flower vase and had "Sweet Williams"
Hearing that some of our friends were in
Russia, we went slightly off our course and ar-
rived there before we knew it. JEAN NASH,
DOLORES THILLEN, VIRGINIA O'BRIEN, and
VIOLA PACKINGHAM had lust taken over man-
agement of the Moscow YMCA. When asked
why, their only reply was, "Train them while
We found out that RUTH ANNE STUCKER
is running her own laundry in Peking, China.
But then Ruthie was always good at squeezing
wel blankets. Stopping again to refuel our
plane we decided to do a little sight-seeing in
China. After sending to the Hong Kong tourist
agency for a guide, who should appear but
PAT GERTSEN. We knew that we'd see all the
sights as Pat knows her way around.
At Tokyo, Japan, the S. S. United States was
at anchor. BOB MICHALACEK is now a phar-
macist in the navy so that makes MARY HOY-
LAND a pharmacist's mate.
As it was rather cool in Japan, we immedi-
ately left for the Philippines. CHESTER WETZEL,
who is now residing at Manila, has become the
world's greatest dice-player. He always was
an expert at flashing the ivories. MARY
THOMAS and CAROLYN HAVARD have
opened a men's apparel shop in Manila. It is
called "The Snappy Chappies Gay Garbe
Shoppe." Their models are those two well-
known men-about-town QUENTIN LARSEN and
DAVID DEAVER. Just before leaving Manila
we received a wire from the United States. lt
seems that CORNELIA POLASKY was nominated
to be the first woman president. She at first
refused but hastily accepted when informed
that if elected she would become Commander-
in-Chief of the army and navy. Her campaign
slogan is, "Not a chicken in every pot, not a
car in every garage, but a man for every
Our next stop was the Dutch East Indies and
there in Borneo we found that JOAN GRAY
and JEANNE HOLLANDS have started up a
diner. They call it the "Cracker Box." lt's
rather crumby, but it seats a thousand lof course
only three at a timel. Also in Borneo we ran
across JEAN RICHARDSON who has become a
famous woman doctor. Funerals are now an
everyday occurrence in Borneo.
At Sidney, Australia, we were glad to see
JACK EGGLESTON and DON ERUSHA who
were sight-seeing. Jack and Don, living up to
the tradition of the Marine Corps, have been
dating heavily lately. You know a leather-
neck! Also at Sidney our mail caught up with
us. Among it was a "Chicago Tribune" in which
we read that FRED GABLE had just been ac-
claimed a champion of Chicago. We believe
it was something about RACKETeering.
On our way to Hawaii we stopped off at the
Fiji Islands to see BOB NEFF. Bob is now chief
butcher for the cannibals there. This doesn't
surprise us for we all knew he was quite a cut-
Arriving at last in Honolulu, we found that
GERRY HARRINGTON had discovered a gold
mine. Now what was his name????
Boarding our plane, we made the long trip
to Fairbanks, Alaska, where JIM HUMISTON
is now head of his own ice company. Bank-
ruptcy seems to be just around the corner for
poor Jim. After a short "CHAD" with him we
found out it's all ice . . . I mean ALYCE. SID
BARRON, who also lives in Alaska, is now in
blissful matrimony. Says he, "This work is
I In Dawson, Canada, we found BEVERLY
LAWRENCE and DOROTHY VICTORINE who
are running in stiff competition to see who can
grow the longest hair. MILDRED HARRIS is to
be the judge and the prize is to be a free hair-
cut at DUSTY DOSTAL'S drive-in barber shop.
As Dusty's volume of business is quickly dimin-
ishing, we promised to help him along by insert-
ing this add free of charge. Quote, Wigs dry-
cleaned and hair-cuts while you wait, unquote.
Returning to the States, we landed at San
Francisco and looked up BOB GIFFT. Bob is
now happily married and receiving many little
Gilfts. One of the people we bumped into in
San Francisco was CARL HENDRICKSON. He
has just completed a book that should prove
stiff competition to Forever Amber. The title
is "The Laughing Lobos" or "What Made Annie
Run?" Looking through his book we found this
"Little JOE HUBBARD went to the cupboard
To get his poor daughter a dress,
But when he got there the cupboard was
Sorry, the teachers censored the rest.
From there we went to Hollywood where
CARLTON BRADLEY has just been given the
male lead in one of the foremost Hollywood
productions. He isn't surprised. He always
know He was Franklin's gift to the fairer sex.
Now on our way home we stopped at Denver,
Colorado. JOAN LATTNER had just returned
from Europe where she had won her nineteenth
Olympic game. It wasn't a surprise to anyone.
She always HAD that stride. At Denver we
also saw MARILYN ANDERLE. She is now a
housewife who is well-known for her cute say-
ings. The Iatest is, "lt pays to work HARGER
than the next fella. Then after awhile you can
work a little HARGER everyday."
Proceeding on our way to Cedar Rapids, we
stopped at Omaha to see RUTH BOTTORFF.
Ruth seems to be robbing the cradle, but it
doesn't make any difference to us. lt's a
LLOYD off our minds. We learned here in
Omaha that Charles Atlas has Two new pro-
teges. Yes, you guessed it-VERNON HARRI-
MAN and CHARLES BRAMMER.
At Des Moines we stopped for a snack and
talked awhile to NORINE PACKINGHAM who
is still just crazy about KOKES!
Finally arriving home in Cedar Rapids, we
landed at Franklin where we learned that
HAROLD LITTELL has just moved by Van or did
he Walker IVAN DE WALKERJ. We also heard
that ELEANOR FAUN had just won Franklin's
track meet. She turned out to be the fastest
little DEER of our class.
Jim Grissel, Chairman
The Will of the January Class of T946
We, the class of January, I946, in order to
disenherit our obsequence eccentricities, in
order to insure education encephalopathy, pro-
vide for common offence, to demote the general
hell fare, and to secure the blessings of liberty
to ourselves and to posterity, do ordain and
establish for our beneficiaries this to be our
last Will and Testament.
JEAN NASH leaves what she doesn't have
to ROSMARY MURRAY who doesn't need it.
DONALD "TIPPY" ERUSHA leaves his ability
to draw characters to PAULINE SPONNER
who's been drawing quite a few herself.
MARY HOYLAND leaves waiting for MICHAL-
CAROLYN HAVARD leaves these cold, gray
She goes into the harsh, cold world, a man
she's sure to find,
Some guy with muscles in his arms, and
brains within his head.
A man who doesn't mind her hair changed
from black to red.
RUTH BOTHORFF leaves LLOYD EWART to
anyone else who'd like a few lessons on speed.
BOB BUGENSTEIN leaves his ability to do
algebra to ROD RUST who is quite an authority
BOB WATSON bequeaths his golf clubs, es-
pecially his spoon, to any driver who finds him-
self in the rough.
BILL CHADIMA leaves his shooting ability to
DON CALDWELL who takes his shots in the
MIKE, big shot, GUNN leaves with a bang.
PAT "I've never lasted a round" KAUFMAN
leaves her ROLLO for the RING.
BOB NEFF leaves his ability at butchering
meat to JIM KREBS who also butchers a little.
GEORGE DOSTAL leaves his love life go to
The PACKINGHAM sisters leave their "KOKE"
to JANNEN ZALESKY who could use the pause
VERMAN, the photographer, HARRIMAN
leaves his ability to develope pictures to BAR-
BARA BURRELL, who could use some develop-
JERRY lIet's see-maybe I can put you in
sometime next monthl HARRINGTON leaves
with a BILL still unpaid.
MARGRET STEPANEK leaves willing to take
bets on whether DON GAINS.
JACK EGGLESTON leaves with this note
pinned on his back:
I am leaving, yes, l'm through
With Algebra and English, too,
No more typing and that stuff,
ln Physics l'II no longer bluff,
Through those doors I'lI swiftly lope,
For I'll graduate, I hope.
DON, yeah l'm one of the clan, HLUBUCEK
leaves his afternoons off to who
also likes to spend time at Don's Place.
WESTER CHETZEL, I mean CHESTER WETZEL,
leaves his knowledge of electricty to TOM RILEY
who is sort of a short circuit himself.
BOB "ain't no" GIFFT leaves his acting power
to MIZ PHILLIPS who does a lot of playing
around with CRAEMER.
BONNIE, our little dear, FAUN leaves her
doe ldoughl to BUCKSHOT.
GENE "dry" SELL leaves his annual trips to
Idaho to JIM HARPER who likes wild life.
JEAN RICHARDSON leaves her typing record
to "HUCK" HOLLAWAY who still hasn't found
RUTH ANN STUCKER leaves turning over a
DOROTHY VICTORINE leaves her sweetness
and innocence to her sister who is sweet.
I, CHARLES, the voice, BRAMMER leave my
ability to sing opera to PETE STAMATES who
they tell me is trying out for MARTHA.
CORNELIA POLASKY leaves her course in
molding mighty muscles and bulging biceps to
a lad, BRUCE SIDLINGER, who Charles Atlas
can't do a thing with.
JUDITH ANDERSON leaves her make-up to
DUTCH and NICK who should.
JIM GILLAM gives and takes, or could he?
MARY THOMAS leaves her bicycle to Mr.
Anthony Catanzero, who likes to take rides.
FRED GABLE leaves reciting this poem:
I'd like to leave my tennis net
To anyone who'II break this bet,
That though we finally broke apart,
She's still loving with all her HART-LY.
CARL HENDRICKSON leaves proud of the
fact that he was the only one in Chemistry 2
that could explain the percentage of alcohol in
a 90 proof solution.
BUD "if I had the wings of an angeI" OHS-
MAN leaves his fiying ability to BOB CASSEL
who is always flying high.
BEVERLY LAWRENCE leaves her high grades
to JOAN BENNETT who can't make the grade
at all. Are we kidding?
QUENTIN "Q-BALL" LARSEN leaves his
"freshman" hat to VERN THOMPSON who
doesn't need the hat.
MILDRED HARRIS leaves her pin curls to
FLORA ROBINSON who ought to let her hair
BILL BARRON, EARL BENDER, DAVID
DEAVER, BOB GEPHERT, CHARLES MUSKER,
ROBERT FORD, and JAMES "Slip" VAVERKA
leave the Army and the Navy to all the up and
coming I8 year-olds. Oh you lucky you, you!!
DOLORES "Toots" THILLEN leaves these cul-
tured corridors for a quiet evening at the
Pic ---- ture show.
JEANNE HOLLANDS has to go away,
But 'fore she goes she wants to say,
Because she crammed like mad till one,
Now she knows why "Coal is Eight Dollars
BARBARA "Babs" BUTTERFIELD leaves her
S. A. lwe mean "scholastic ability"J to PAT
MALLACK, who didn't think it stood for that.
MARILYN ANDERLE leaves with her favorite
football slogan: Hit 'em again, Hit 'em again,
JOANNE GRAY leaves her ability to manage
the Keen Teen Klub to JUDY LATTNER, who is
quite a Keen Teener herself.
JOAN LATTNER leaves her lucky strikes Cwe
mean bowlingl to DICK CUTTLER who can't
keep out of the gutter.
JOE HUBBARD leaves his way with the
women to STAN GLASSGOW who seems to
have a way of his own.
VIRGINIA "QUEENIE" O'BRIEN leaves her
nickname to JOAN BRANDT who ought to be
ALICE MARY "I haven't had a single date
since he left" CHADIMA leaves her trueness to
the Navy to any other girl who really is.
I, I, I, I, JIM lsorry girls, I'm takenl GRISSEL
leave my Sophrosyne pin to JO ANNE WIL-
LIAMS, who in our o-pin-ion got stuck.
JIM "Oh you kid" HUMISTON leaves to make
ALICE merry before going to the service.
BOB "I'm just a -CENSORED- in sheep's
cIothing" VELEY, leaves following JOAN
January Class Poem, I946
Our ships of life are new as yet,
Built by those we've known and loved.
Now, by choices made before,
We've ordered that our sails be set.
Have our choices been what God
Would have wanted them to be?
Have our unfurled sails been set
Heavenward, though storms to plod?
On this great and wondrous sea
Unto which we all must go,
Questions, doubts, and even fears
Find our hearts and try their key.
If our hearts of faith are made
With room for only love within,
Storm clouds will have vanished soon
And stars our brightened courses laid.
MOHN, who is also leaving, looking for another
sheep, a RAM-SEY.
GUS MANATT leaves his motto, "so round,
so firm, so fully packed, so free and easy on the
draw" to LEAH ROSINBURG who fills the re-
PEGGY FEH - FE - FEHL - FFFFF - FEHLEISEN
leaves the spelling and pronunciation of her
last name to BOB SCHHH - SCH - SCHLED -
PAT, GERTE, GERTSON leaves her spirit and
cooperation lin choir workl to MINK HEDDING-
ER, who really gets into the spirit!!!
CARLETON BRADLEY leaves his loud "sneez-
es" to BILL STANLEY, who blows a lot himself.
HAROLD LITTELL leaves with a sure BET-TY
JEAN VAN DE WALDER.
DOUG WEST leaves with a terrible roar,
For he can't get his head through the en-
You think it's big? Oh no not that,
We're inclined to believe it's a little fat.
We, the undersigned, members of the
WILL COMMITTEE, leave our motto, "WHO
CARES????? to MISS "the barber" GRISSEL
who cares. lCut! Cut! Cutll
January Class Poem, 1946
CHALLENGE TO YOUTH
Oh classmates, as beyond these doors you go
Choose well the sort of life you wish to lead,
Of people such as you the world has need
To rid itself of misery and woe. ,
If you can to temptation's lures say "no"
And take the torch in hand the way to lead,
Humanity from sorrow shall be freed.
No weapons will there be but plow and hoe,
And all God's creatures hand in hand will be,
And heart to heart, their wishes will accord
A world that will eternally be free
Of Tyranny and ruling by the sword.
The challenge now is yours-be not afraid,
The war is won-the cornerstone is laid.
January Class Poem, 1946
The class of January '46
Was something rare indeed
Scarcely a class in all the land
Could equal or exceed
The football games were free-for-alls
Their basketball was too
But let me tell the story now
Of what the class did do.
A member of the class was I
And how could I forget
How many pupils "iust got by"?
And some are still there yet!
Our spirit did run high you know
We were the wildest bunch
We had our fun in class and hall
In spite of teachers' punch.
Our junior year was full of icy
But, horrid thought-debate
Somehow we managed to get through
In spite of dreamed-of fate.
Class pictures were a headache sore
They still don't look like us,
Our features were too large or small
And did we raise a fuss!
Then came the dreaded I. Q. tests
And formal things to do,
That fall we knew the time had come
Our fling was almost through.
The banquet soon will give great glee
We'II be the iitterbugs,
We'II "truck on down" and "shag on through
Will we tear up the rugs!
The hottest thing in town right soon
Will be the old gym floor
And no reception 'fore or since
Will be such fun galore.
In later life l won't forget
These caps and gowns we wear,
The face of every classmate here
Will then my mem'ry share.
So if you wish that you were through
Just please recall to mind,
The best days of the life you live
Are of the high school kind.
The end of this gay tale is told
The sad end soon we'Il meet,
The class of '46 now leaves
We'II never know defeat!
Senior Play, June i946
Reading from Left to Right: Barbara Burrell, John Skien, Janice Spohn, Flora Robinson, Angeline Thomas, James
Nolan, Joan Brant, Herb Williams
Sitting on Floor: James O'Rieley
Standing: Phyllis Potter, and Robert Cassel
"Feathers in a Gale"
A Three-Act Comedy by Jamerson and Lawrence
The Cast of Characters
fln the Order of Their Appearancel
Matilda Phinney --
Phoebe Fuller --
Zeb Hibbitt ---
Lucy Abner ....,a.
Annabelle Hallock --
Captain Ebenezer --
Rev. David Thacher .....
Captain Seth Barnabas ---
Josiah Abner --
Mrs. Spoor ---
W-- Janice Spohn
-s Phyllis Potter
s-- Flora Robinson
--- John Skien
-- James Nolan
-- Robert Cassel
,-- Joan Brandt
History of the June Class of 1946
This volume of our history begins on that
fatal day in the fall of 1940 when we left the
safe haven of grade school to face life at
Franklin. iLife began in '4O.l
Being a backward class, we entered the first
morning through that popular gathering place,
the boiler room. We found our way to our
homerooms where we decoded our schedules
only to find that because of frequent assem-
blies, they were useless.
We found many other surprises in our new
environment. For example, our extreme youth
did not always guarantee a first-shift ticket
into Franklin's own Ptomaine Tunnel, otherwise
known as the Cafeteria.
By eighth grade we had stopped looking
for the elevators and began to take notice in
our classes. Following our hygiene teacher's
example, we learned to be hygienic in 299 easy
lessons. In our voice class we learned that we
were society's potential menaces and women-
aces. The great event of that year was a so-
cial hour held in the auditorium. The general
opinion was that it wasn't exactly a howling
We at last made it into ninth grade and had
that privilege of study?? halls. Since we were
all ambitious to be our first class president we
all voted for ourselves but found that Jim
O'Rieley wrote with both his left and right
hands. His able assistants were: Polly Green,
vice-president: Rod Rust, secretary: Peter Pick-
We were fascinated by a pair of green
wedgies, but couldn't decide if they would tap-
per not. Our daily cat-nip tea hour, to the
tune of "The Lady of the Lake" was very en-
Then came the Excellentia inductions. Those
who were honored at the first ceremony were:
Joan Brandt, Robert Duncan, Joe Ann Greene,
Donald Krieg, Rosemary Murray, Clay Phillips,
Flora Robinson, Ann Wadsworth and Phyllis
Potter. Those who qualified for the 9A induc-
tion were: Polly Green, Miriam Mead, Janice
Spohn, Priscilla Drohman, Beverly Beach, Peter
Pickford, Doris Peterson, Rosanne Klass and
Finding that being class president brought
work as well as honor, we were not so anxious
to hold that office when the 9A elections rolled
around. We all voted for the person on our
left, and since Phyllis Potter sat on the end,
she had to vote for herself, thus becoming the
popular choice. Her cabinet consisted of the
following: Clay Phillips, vice-president, Bob
Schieb, secretary, Jim Wilcox, treasurer.
ln 10B the mathematicians of our class took
geometry and learned that there are a-cute
angles as well as curves. That semester the
first appointments to governing committees
were made. Those future house painters who
made the art committee were Pete Pickford
in 10B and Larry Carlson in 12B. Those re-
sponsible for our varied Iyceum numbers were
Clay Phillips, who became a member of the
committee in llB and Beverly Beach in 'l2B.
Those who were so stubborn they couldn't
budget were Joan Brandt and Jim O'Rieley,
both appointed in 'l0B. Those who promoted
not only public relations were Richard and
Robert Duncan in 'l0B, Rosemary Murray and
Richard Holloway in l'lB and Miriam Mead in
l2B. The good sportsmen on the committee
of the same name were Bruce Sidlinger and
John Skien. Those given the business were
Jean Hartman, appointed in 'IOB and Joe Ann
Greene, elected in i2B. Priscilla Drohman was
appointed to the Martha Washington Room
Committee in l0B, Rod Rust in 'ITB and Bob
Miller in l2B. Those who planned our fre-
quent honor assemblies were Phyllis Potter and
Doris Peterson, committee members since 108,
and Donna Whiting and Jack Burns, elected
Those who showed the 7B's to the elevator
and make a profit on locker dues for the
Hospitality committee were Bill Buse, Herbert
DeWees, Priscilla Drohman, Miriam Mead,
Rosemary Murray, Jim O'Rieley, Clay Phillips,
Flora Robinson, Janice Spohn, Polly Green,
Doris Peterson, Jack Burns, Bess Bales, Rosanne
Klass and Earl Bickel.
We mustn't forget to mention our Latin
Class and Bob Cassel with his pony that wasn't
Our class officers that eventful semester were:
Clay Phillips, president: Flora Robinson, vice
president: Peter Pickford, secretary: Margaret
Those handsome, young, corn-fed hams who
earned their points for Thespian were: Bill
Buse, Kenneth Kohl, Jim O'Rieley, Clay Phillips,
Flora Robinson, Angeline Thomas, and Herb
Election time was again upon us in 'IOA
and we chose: Rod Rust, president, John Skien,
vice president, Polly Green, secretary, and
Clay Phillips, treasurer.
Then the doors of the song shop opened
and we gave out with "Aloha Oe," directed
by Vern Thompson and "The Kerry Dance"
directed by Phyllis Potter at the song festival.
Kathleen Stanley was our accompanist. We
tied for fifth place.
Because of de-feet we stumbled into llth
grade. When election time came around in
llB we found John Skien, president, Jim
O'Rieley, vice president, Charles Sheehy, sec-
retary: Charles Werner, treasurer.
This year we got hooked on de-bait ldebatej.
Holy Mackerel! Lt was then we learned that
briefs are not always bathing suits.
We can't forget G. A. A. Spelled back-
words that's Agg - that's a yoke, son! The
members were: Janet Barrigar, Joan Brandt,
Joe Ann Greene, Jean Hartman, Lorraine Lane,
Miriam Mead, Marcelene Meyers, Rosemary
Murray, Donna Miller, Leila Mueller, Beverly
Oldfield, Janice Spohn, Doris Williams, Jean-
nine Williamson, Phyllis Potter, Flora Robinson
and Bessie Rudzinski.
The fellows who earned their letters and be-
came T. A. C. members were: Marion Heins,
Dick Holloway, Jim O'Rieley, Roger Peterson,
Jim Phillips, Newell Pinch, Rod Rust, Charles
Scott, Don Hamel, Reggie Lewis, Jim Nolan,
Tom Nolan, Peter Pickford, Herb Williams and
After considerable weeks of practicing we
again entered- the song festival singing "The
Year of Jubilo," directed by Clay Phillips and
accompanied by Kathleen Stanley, "Smoke
Gets In Your Eyes," directed by Phyllis Potter
and accompanied by Joyce Crabbs and a cle-
lightful round, "Come, Follow Follow" directed
by Kathleen Stanley. This year we improved
and were third place.
Elections again crept up on us and we
elected: Jim O'Rieley, president, Richard Hol-
loway, vice-president, Charles Sheehy, secre-
tary, Peter Pickford, treasurer.
That semester the campaign for Boys' State
was outstanding. We even found footprints
on the ceiling. However, the whole campaign
was in vain since Boys' State was cancelled
because of the war. The ingenious cam-
paigners were: Jim O'Rieley, Leo PieFfer, Clay
Phillips, Peter Pickford, Newell Pinch, Duncan
Ross, Rod Rust, Charles Scott, John Skien, and
That semester we found a new use for Ellis
Park-our class picnic. Imagine.
ln l2B Jim O'Rieley turned on the charm and
again became our president. Clay Phillips was
vice-president, Peter Pickford, secretary, and
Jean Hartman, treasurer.
Here's something from the Believe lt or Not
Department.-We had our first big school
dance which really was a lu-lu. Another amaz-
ing innovation was girl cheer leaders. Two of
them, Janice Spohn and Angeline Thomas, were
from our class.
Eleven members of our class were inducted
into Sophrosyne in l2B. They were: Priscilla
Drohman, Beverly Beach, Joan Brandt, Rose-
mary Murray, James O'Rieley, John Skien,
Flora Robinson, Barbara Rafferty, Phyllis Potter,
Clay Phillips and Miriam Mead.
12A brought election time around again and
for our last officers we chose: John Skien,
president, Charles Vermeersch, vice-president,
Flora Robinson, secretary, Miriam Mead, treas-
lt was in our last semester that we were
saddened by the death of one of our best
friends and teachers, Mr. Kinch.
Our senior activities began early in 12A and
reminded us that our Franklin life was really
almost over. We realized that our high school
experiences would always remain an important
part of our lives.
This is the first volume of our class history,
a record of the six years we have spent to-
gether. The remaining ll0 volumes will be
written individually by the members of our
class as we go out to live our own lives. May
each volume be worthy of its author!
Joe Ann Greene
The Will of the June Class of T946
We, the Franklin 12A Class of '46, while
still possessed of sound and disposing minds,
being credibly informed that we are soon to
pass forever from these hallowed halls, and
being painfully aware of the hazards and pit-
falls of final examinations and of the life be-
yond, and moved by the lofty sentiments be-
fitting our exalted station as Seniors, but
deeply perturbed in contemplation of the van-
ities, ostentations and extravagances of the
lower classes, and in sincere desire to bestow
our superior knowledge and experience upon
others less fortunate, do hereby, in all solem-
nity, and not in any spirit of levity, make, de-
clare and publish our last will and testament,
thus disposing of our mortal goods and chat-
tels, including our talents, achievements and
fond memories, in the manner following:
JEAN BAER leaves her childish attitude to
BUD HOLLANDER who's always playing around
JANNET BARRIGER and BILL BUSE leave
their ability to blow the clarinet to ROGER
MacDONALD who does plenty of blowing.
BILLIE BARTO leaves her old iob popping
corn at the Paramount to the editors of the
Post who have also been dishing out some
BEVERLY BEACH doesn't leave anything be-
cause JIM NOLAN seems to have it all. .
BOB BETSWORTH leaves his ability to handle
a "Van" lSIyke that isj in the park to SMITH
and OLSEN who are in the park most of the
EARL "BLONDIE" BICKEL leaves his peroxide
rinse and his hair set to CRAE who's beginning
to show dark roots.
MURLENE BICKFORD leaves her sweet inno-
cent ways to JOY KENNEDY-they say she is
MARCELENE MEYERS leaves saying, "Well
you can't have looks and brains too."
LARRY CARLSON leaves his "knock 'em
down and keep 'em down" technique to Miss
Sutherland's gym classes.
JEAN "IPANA" HARTMAN leaves her up
and coming track man to any CLit-tell little
girl who thinks she is fast enough to give him
the run around.
MARION "lust name it and Cod and I will
sing it" HEINS leaves-Gosh! no more har-
monizing in the halls.
BETTY HENDERSON leaves her lovely flow-
ing curls to JIM "HAIRLESS JOE" NORTHCUTT
who's had too many close shaves.
WINIFRED HILL leaves to become a ditch
digger. She always wanted to have "CLAY"
GEORGIA "BETTY CROCKER" HODGE leaves
her dish-washing ability lask Demmy Battinl to
JACK ROLAND who can "dish" you a load
at the drop of a hat.
VICTOR "CHARLES ATLAS" HOLEC leaves
saying, "Don't let this happen to you."
ROBERT "trapped like a rat" MICKALICEK
leaves saying, "Butter fat is only S8 a ton."
LLOYD "BIG BULLY" HOLSINGER leaves his
"Cat-gait," "bird dog" walk to SHIVE who's
always on the scent for something.
BOB CLARK leaves his quiet efficiency to
"SNECK," another sofe-spoken intellectual.
JEAN HANCHORS AWAY" HINDRICHS
leaves her fast rides with ARNETT to CYNTHIA
CRAEMER who gets around pretty fast al-
HERB "FRENCHY" DE WEES leaves wonder-
ing what you can learn after you know it all.
PRISCILLA DROHMAN leaves her ability to
bribe her brother into getting her dates to
HOWARD EWALDT leaves his "I hate wo-
men" attitude to DAVE "I hates 'em too"
CLIFFORD FOWLER leaves with the air no
fouler than when he came.
NANCY FRAZEE leaves with everyone wait-
ing for her to pull her head into her turtle
MARIAN KALLIEL leaves her given name,
OLIVE, to anyone who wants it.
ROBERT leaves his GRAVES to JIM KREBS
who will need one by the time he's ready to
JOANNE GREENE leaves her sewing ability
to BOB HOFF who always keeps everyone in
MARY CARVER leaves her natural beauty to
"GREASE PAINT KENNEDY" who is not a
DICK "BASHFUL" CUTLER leaves with this
I never go out with girls
I never go out with
I never go out
I never go
JEANETTE BLAINE with her great natural
ability leaves for Hollywood to do a stand-in
for Judy Canova.
DAVID JACOBS leaves his nimble fingers
on the violin, shall we say, to any up and
coming person who is interested in pulling the
I, KENNY KOHL, leave my ability to have
a good time with the IOth graders to any up
and coming senior who is looking for the same
thing I was.
DONNA "why do they call me Cookie"
MILLER leaves her ball and chain to anyone
else hunting for a permanent man.
CHUCK FILLINGWORTH leaves his speed
on the gym floor to TOM RILEY who has speed
except on the gym floor.
BOB FRY leaves his pivot tooth to JOHN
SMITH who needs more teeth to fill up that
DORIS McCANN leaves her ability to roll
dice to the B.B.B. club who need a larger pair.
BOB CASSEL leaves his truck to BOBBIE
WHITE who does provide the pick-up.
JOYCE CRABBS leaves with this prayer-I
don't want anything for myself - but please
send mother a nice son-in-law.
BILL "DAIRYMAID" KREBS leaves his ability
with the fairer sex to DICK LEACOX, another
MARIAM MEAD leaves her Irium hoping
someone will Bob up soon.
DOROTHY CLARK leaves her sewing ability
to the "Cod" who always leaves them in
MARY ANN-TAXI-MCWILLIAMS speeds away
from Franklin in her new Willis. Leaving her
little LAMB behind her.
DON-HAMBONE-HAMEL leaves revealing his
secret of being popular: Have a good head
on your shoulders but a different one every
JACK BURNS leaves his old gray mare to
JACK ROLAND whose short one plug.
PAUL LARIMER leaves saying to coach "I
got into bad company, I had a carton and
my buddies didn't smoke."
Prophecy of the June Class of 1946
Remember way back in 1946 when they
established radar contact with the moon? We
together with John L. Skien's personal instruc-
tions on how to construct a Jet Stratoship with
a high speed thermo throckle attached to the
radio frequency of the uranium excelerator
set oFf on our expedition to the moon to do
what we could to relieve the housing shortage!
Not realizing there was a slight error in the
calculations as to the density of the esterial
ether we were slightly off our beam, moon-
beam, although we had followed his instruc-
tions to the T.
After the shock of the crash we salvaged
what we could of the wreck and made a make-
shift laboratory. And after 20 years of hard
work we have completed repairs on our Jet
Stratoship and have decided to attempt our
return to the planet on which our beloved
ivory-colored Alma Mater stands.
Since Franklin would naturally be the hub-
a-hub-a-hub of scientific knowledge and dis-
covery, we adiust the dial on the high speed
thermo throckle to take us to this great insti-
As we streak through the air our attention
is attracted to a green haze, but no, it's a for-
est. And what's that sign on the top of the
gigantic rubber tree? Oh! it reads "Franklin
Forest." I believe that immense rubber tree
is growing where the main office used to be-
for is that stretching it too far?l. Well it's
pretty snappy, and that's what we need-a lot
Look swinging from tree to tree-why it's
Franklin's own Johnny Weismueller, Bob Miller,
and who's that Sutton beneath him. Why it's
Bernetta-she is checking oFf the list of uncles
who have come to visit the ant colony.
As we glide to a stop at the Franklin Ath-
letic Field, which is now the site of the new
municipal stadium, we discover a new coach
at Franklin. It's Pete "Plasma and Intestines"
Witwer whose slogan is-"Oh! come on boys
we can beat 'em."
We leave the athletic field and with Ellen
Novy we board Bruce SidIinger's Bouncing
Blimp which has taken over the old Via-D Ave-
nue route. This is one of the few iobs Bruce
could attain because of his emaciated stature.
As Ellen, who is on her way to the Edgar
Colony, drops in a slug, Bruce remarks sheep-
ishly, "That ain't fare."
We move on toward downtown and find
Miss Kathleen Stanley land incidentally she's
still a missl has taken over the Friendly Old
Nursing Home on l9th and lst. She has
changed it into a haven for all helpless but
As we pass the Powder Puff Salon, the air
current carries us down low enough to get a
glimpse through the windows, where we see
Bessie Rudzinski and Charlene Smothers. Seems
they have had trouble with Charlene's Super
Size Powder Puffs, for it Smothers too many
customers. Also find Bessie Rudzinski has
changed her name for professional reasons to
iust plain Jane Rudzinski.
As we continue our Journey, we see Weir
Nelson has established his own market called
Nelson's Moonshine Market, formerly Sunshine
Market. Behind the meat counter Charlie Scott
has taken over Bob Neff's old position and is
now an expert at Packingham.
Now we come to Coe, the second best edu-
cational institute in the city, where we find
those men about town-the Nolan twins, who
have recently taken over the iob of two other
outstanding twins, the Lambs. Jim is the able
swimming coach-he always did have an apti-
tude for Beaches. Tom Nolan is the track
coach and has just written a new book for
hurdlers entitled "My Ups and Downs."
We see Phyllis Potter coming out of the attic
of Greene Hall. Someone told her that was a
sure way to get Dusty.
As we near the downtown district we see
swarms of black streak helicopters circling the
loop. The Black Streak Helicopter Co. is owned
and operated by Herb Williams whose motto
is "We pick up anything with no questions
Some of his blackest streaks' are: Gwen
Taylor, Ilene Warner, Jeannine Williamson, and
Ann Nelson, who got their basic training in the
C. A. P. C. Cthat stands for: come around and
Upon alighting from Bruce's Blimp we are
overcome by the immensity of an atomic lighted
sign which reads: "Upsahls Parasols." Seems
Marilyn has taken over the top 3 floors of
the Roosevelt Hotel. She has started ci new
fad having invented umbrellas with lipstick
in the tip and a fiashlight in the tail.
Jim lKikeJ Oberbroeckling, who always did
have a craving for big business, has taken
over a booth on the mezzanine floor. He
specializes in diamonds, rubies, fine watches
and outboard motors.
As we stroll down 2nd street we notice WMT's
tower which is now changed to WOLF, and
managed by Clay Phillips and Jim O'Rielly.
Their station identification is OOOOOO Cwolf
cryj. We go into the studio where we witness
a news broadcast with Clay as announcer and
Jim as sound effects man.
Flash-from Cheyene, Wyoming, we hear
the latest results of the Rodeo. Bernard Severa
won a close decision over Verne Thompson for
being the West's best bull slinger.
We hear also that Rosemary Murray has
been elected the first woman governor of Boys'
State. After 20 years of many soapbox ora-
tions she finally reached her goal.
On departing from the station we see on
the bulletin board a notice that Bob "Spike"
Veida's all girl orchestra will be on the air
at eight. His featured artists, Beverly Oldfield,
Elizabeth Wenger, and Jane Pazdera will do
an exquisite renditioan of "You Are My Sun-
shine" on the violin, viola, and oboe respec-
On emerging from the studio we see Pete
Pickford scuffling along the gutter with his new
broom. He has iust obtained a position in a
higher bracket for he has worked his way up
the ladder from sewer cleaning. Through the
clouds of dust, raised by the energetic Pete,
we see a dim form and as the dust settles we
see Phyllis Potter standing there, still trying
to get Dusty.
We notice that Fannie Farmer's is now called
LEILA'S LOLLIPOPS. She always was a sweet
Next door we find in place of the Paramount
Pharmacy Jim Phillips, Swedish Masseur. Roger
Peterson comes out and upon our inquiry why
Jim is called a Swedish Masseur, Roger replies:
"Ah! Jim always was good at taking pains
out of a neck."
While talking to Roger he
he has been out in California
yes man for M.G.M. Seems
is surely, surely, surely.
Glancing up we see that
Theater has been changed to
informs us that
employed as a
all he can say
the Palace, and
we find Newell Pinch has revived vaudeville
with his production "Newell's Novelties," star-
ring Angeline "Proxide" Thomas, the fiery torch
singer of 1966.
We find Doris Williams taking tickets for
As we hobby through the lobby our atten-
tion is attracted by Rod Rust who is selling
Lester-ine. On asking Rod why he is selling
Lester-ine he replies: "Well, if you don't like
the show you'll get a chokefiokej out of this.
We also see Charles Sylvester Vermeersch
running a tomato stand. He always was good
at picking tomatoes.
Our usherette, Katie Rhodes, leads us down
the isle. Says Katie: "lf you don't know where
to go-l'll tell you."
The houselights dim and into the limelight
steps Newell Pinch. As he concludes his ar-
rangement of Holiday for Strings on the kettle-
drums the applause is led by the whole front
row which is composed of little Pinches with
We move out of the Theater and into the
street where we find Shirley Vavroch and
Charles strolling down the street hand in hand.
Someone forgot to warn her fWernerJ.
We find Charlie Sheehy head cop at "thoid
and thoid." He has been with the force since
he managed to meet the requirements of the
department by gaining 20 pounds. He relates
the tragic story of Big Dunc Ross, who imme-
diately after graduation became a hermit. He
once ventured out into the wide wicked world
but was so shocked he could hardly creep
back to his "Hut."
As we walk up 3rd toward the railroad tracks
we see Leo Peiffer. He has become a leader
in the community for he is filling a position
of great responsibility.
We are indeed fortunate to see him perform
his sole civic duty. With magnificent gesture
he raises his hand, traffic stops, and the train
On the caboose we see our old pal John L.
Skien, who is going to Washington to be hon-
ored for inventing the silent doorbell. For this
great achievement he will receive the Nobel
Along with John is Bill Wright, who is also
going to Washington to fill a high government
position in which his purpose will be to revise
the Bill of Rights. The train started with a
ierk-then Janice got off. But she didn't care
if Wright left because she knew that things
would soon be all bright. fAlbright.J
We cross the tracks and go by Greene
Square where we hear a muffled sob. We see
the pitiful form of Marianne Spangler. On
asking her why she is crying she answers, "l've
proposed to 75 men and have been turned
down so many times l feel like a bed spread."
But after talking to her we have inspired her
with the "Spirit of '76."
At the old Caramel Corn Shop we find Bar-
bara Raffety and Donna Whiting doing a
booming business with their new product, Kidd
Corn, which is dehydrated pop corn fkind of
As we leave the shop we meet Dorothy
Reed, who invites us to go with her to the
Gazette to visit the love-lorn editor.
On entering the building we find Dick Ryan,
editor in chief, pondering over the latest edi-
tion. It seems he hasn't yet found the right
We follow Dorothy upstairs and open the
door and find none other than our dear old
chum Flora Robinson, love-lorn editor.
Dorothy sobs out her sad story of how she
is madly in love with Doris Peterson's husband.
She in turn is in love with Dorothy's husband.
This is not the eternal triangle but this is a hex
of a gon fhexagoni.
After our love-lorn editor has solved the pre-
ceding perplexing problem, she takes up that
of Roberta Nicholas who, concerned about her
reputation, decided to write Flora. It seems
that she changed her name to St. Nicholas so
that she could secure a position sliding down
chimneys on Xmas Eve. People were saying
Roberta is a nice girl all the year round, but
she sure gets dirty on Xmas.
In a fit of deep concentration, Flora leans
back in her chair, bites off the end of her cigar
and falls out the window. fThat's Flora all
The shock of Flora's fall together with the
depressing state of affairs on earth led us to
make the decision that we prefer the rocks and
craters and endless wastes of the moon to the
joyless life of the Franklin Alumni.
Flora Robinson, Chm.
Class Song of June 7946
Here at the door of tomorrow we stand,
Parting from classmates and friends so grand.
Six short years with work and fun,
We'll treasure friendships and honors won.
Fond teachers our future in view,
Our success we'll owe all to you.
Farewell Franklin, may you 'ere stand,
The peer of all schools within our land.
Words and Music
June Class Poems, i946
THE CHALLENGE OF NINETEEN FORTY-SIX
The time has come for us to leave
The halls of Franklin High.
What words shall we of Forty-six
lnscribe as our good-bye?
For in these days 'tis hard to tell
What attitude to take,
How shall we write a fitting song
When so much is at stake?
The war is won, it's true, but yet
Our problems just begin-
The cynics who despise all good
Are stirring up such din.
When hearing them we ask ourselves:
ls fair play out of style?
And what of home and family ties
Clean living, honest toil?
Can friendship with one's fellow man,
Respect for truth and right,
Besides religion, strong and pure,
Be passing from our sight?
And are the blood and sweat and tears
Our older brothers shed
Spent in a hopeless cause for us?
- Are they DlShonored dead? -
They sleep, but yet they are not still,
Lips silenced speak once more-
They challenge us to carry on
Our God-sent Freedoms, Four.
We have the knowledge, power too,
This challenge to fulfill.
Will we take up the gauntlet now?
We can, we must, we will!
We're leaving now, and somehow all has changed
We shall return: the halls will hear again
The echo of our steps, and maybe, low,
"A Toast to Franklin," half-remembered strain.
We'll halt before a door or desk or case,
The old familiar seat in study hall,
lnitials should remain there - not a trace
Of occupancy -time has changed them all.
We'll pick out names on trophies on the shelves
And wonder if we ever were so small
CWe felt so bigll as those who, while we watch
As from afar, race classward down the hall.
No one will see, and yet, within these bricks
We've left our stamp - the class of 'forty-six.
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