French Lick High School - Plutocraft Yearbook (French Lick, IN)
- Class of 1949
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French Lick High Scho l
Frel h Lick Indi
Before us lies the future with its unclaimed promf
ises. Behind us -rf four never to be forgotten years filled
to capacity with a multitude of friendships, good times,
successes, and sometimes failures and disappointments.
Classes, friends, teachers, cluhs - all these have
filled our lives, and as we stand on the threshold of the
future, we have recorded here, for memories sake, our
years at French Lick High School.
Because of his kind leadership,
his selfless contribution to our
school lives, his sincere belief in
young people, and his limitless
patience, We dedicate this book
with pleasure to our principal, Mr,
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Seated: Tommy Cwen.
Standing, left to right: Barnetta Kearby, Frank Land, George Bullington, Ann Wiiif
inger, Russell Wiggs, Glenn Wineinger, Colleen Crowder.
The Plutonian staff was chosen to urfdertake the enormous task of assembling
material and getting the book ready in the short time which was allotted them. The
following officers were appointed 5
EditorfinfChief . 3. . , .... Tommy Cwen
Associate Editor . .f . A. . . Colleen Crowder
Business Manager .. .. Russell Wiggs
Assistant ........... .. Barnetta Kearby
Circulation Manager . . . ..... '. 'Frank Land
Assistant .....i...... . . . Glenn Wineingei'
Sports Editor . . ...... Ann Winingei'
Assistant .... . . . George Bullington
The staff members wish to extend their thanks to Mr, and Mrs. Pershing and
Mr. Kenneth Wiggs, our advisers, Mr. Gruber, the printer, and any other persons who
have rendered their services to speed the completion of this, the 1949 PLUTCNIAN.
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VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER REPORTER I
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Class Colors - Light Blue and Gold
Class Flower - Yellow Rose
Class Motto: The past is forever goneg the future is still our own.
Evelyn Joyce Arterburne
Elsie Juanita Campbell
Norma Frances Carter
George E, Bullington
Melvin B. Condra
George A. Burch
Clisten Dale Corbett
Lillian Bully Cox
Mary Ellrn Cox
Joanne Marie Drake
Samuel H. Cox
Constance Colleen ' Crowder
Anna M. Hardin
Gcnievc Ruth Curtis W
Billy J. Jones
Barnetta Fcrnc Kearlvy
Martha Geneva Lindsey
Patricia Lou Lane
Wayiie E. McCarty
Geneva June Mills
James A. Leonard
Norman A. Nicholson
Gary Max Leonard
Robert E. Owen
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Thomas K. Gwen
Mary E. Trcdway
Norma joan Parks
Fred L. Wesemalin
Bonnie JO Qualkinbush
Russell Dearing Wiggs
Dorothy Lou Speedy
Billie Ann Vxfiningcr
Norma Jean Thacker
Georgia Lavcrn Vxfincingcr
Ruth Esther Toliver
Claude G. Wlrlclrugcr
Mortimer Hammerslog sat in the second seat of the third row listening, per-
haps a little inattentively, to his Commencement speaker. For him, like the forty-
seven others of the graduating class, this Was a great day and a great event. How
often he had longed for this day when the routine of school life would be at an end.
But now, as he looked around at the capped and gowned figures seated around him
he realized that some of the happiest days of his life thus far had been spent in this
As his mind wandered back through the past four years that he spent in a
never-ending quest for knowledge he recalled the first few days he spent at good old
French Lick High. Ah, those were the days! He had entered with seveny-six more
or less lmostly lessl green than he. As those first few weeks of school passed, Morti-
mer was initiated into the various functions of school life. The little blond, who sat
across from him in Algebra I, took most of Mortimer's thoughts that were not occupied
with small things like lx-yy times Cy-xl and the superlative degree in English. 'Eihen
there was his first class election. Mortimer, though nominated for reporter, ran very
poorly in this election but he remembered his friends who had been more successful.
Tommy Owen was president, Norman Nicholson, vice-president, Bonnie Qualkinbush,
secretary and treasurer, Norma Carter, reporter. Although Mrs. Chester Knight was
unable to be present, the few outbreaks of merriment were quelled by Mr. G. L. Ayls-
worth. Like most Freshmen, Mort's first year was none too eventful, fexcept that
the little blond told him N0 454 timesl.
Mort remembered how, with lagging steps, he, with his 63 classmates, re-
entered school on the first of September in his Sophomore year. He rememberd, on
those first days, how he looked with contempt at the blunders of the new Freshmen
who flocked togethenbewilderedly in the halls. He found that many of his former
classmates were not present but had found more enjoyable tasks to fill their time than
attending the numerous classes. There were many things to look forward to in his
Sophomore year and one of the most important events was his second class election.
A guiding hand was offered by his sponsors, Mrs. Gladys Denbo and Mr. Edward
Claxton. George Bullington was elected president, Jack Drabing, vice-president, Julia
Ann Beatty, secretary and treasurer, and George Burch, reporter. In October
Mortimer made a new friend, Fred Wesemann. Mortimer had never known foreigners
so Fred was a real prize, since he had come from Bloomington, Indiana. Tommy Owen
and Ann Wininger were yell-leaders that year and everyone was playing with, of all
things, a yo-yo.
As Mortimer's mind paused to look back upon his Junior year he glanced
down at his left hand, which was at the moment firmly clutching his commencement
program and there was the gold class ring with the figures 1949 clearly imprinted
upon it, which he had received when he was a Junior. This ring brought to his mind
a certain little incident for which he hoped his sponsors, Mrs. A. E. Pershing and Mr.
T. Roy Roberts, had since forgiven him and glanced out of the corner of his eye at
Mrs. Pershing to make certain .... Yes, she looked as if she were going to miss him
too. "That was some class election that year," thought Mort, 'Td have been president
if it hadn't been for George Bullingtonf' The vice-president was Bob Lane, Bonnie
Qualkinbusli was treasurer, Ann Wininger. secretary, and reporter, Norma Carter.
The school chose three girls for yell-leaders that year and two of them, Patty Lane
and Bonnie Qualkinbush, were from his class. The class had its first class play and
Mort remembered with a smile the antics performed by the cast, namely George
Bullington, Ann Wininger, Tommy Owen, Jim Leonard, George Burch, Wayne McCarty,
Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, Ruth Esther Toliver, Patty Lane, Colleen Crowder, and Ruth
Curtis. Five of his class-mates were nominated to the National Honor Society, name-
ly: Colleen Crowder, Norma Carter, Ann Wininger, George Bullington and Tommy
Since his Senior year was not in the too distant past Mortimer had no difficul-
ty in remembering his class officers: Tommy Owen, presidentg Jack Drabing, vice-pres-
identg Colleen Crowder, secretaryg Bonnie Qualkinbush, treasurer, and Norma Carter,
reporter. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pershing, senior sponsors, helped Mortimer over many
rough places during his last year. Mort had also helped to elect three of his classmates
as yell-leaders, namely: Patty Lane, Tommy Owen, and Jack Drabing who did their
class justice as they led in the many new yells. At the beginning of his last year there
had been fifty proud Seniors since five new students, Russell Wiggs, Gene Conrad,
Georgia Wininger, Mary Tredway, and Claude Hagan, had entered French Lick High
School. Three more of Mortimer's friends, Bonnie Qualkinbush, Dorothy Speedy, and
Keith Brown, were elected to the National Honor Society.
Yes, those really were the good old days, thought Mortimer as the Commence-
ment speaker bowed to the audience and returned to his seat. The light must have
been bad in the auditorium because Mortimer blinked a couple of times, wiped a bit
of moisture from his eye and realized that he was going to miss the old place after alll!"
L PLUTONIAN 1949 W
First row, left to right: Wayne Zimmerman, Patricia Pinnick, Norma Ann Denbo,
Martha Sue Harrison, Marvin Thompson, Joann Collins, Brooks Brubeck,
Glenn Walters, Gene Simmons, Lois Mathers.
Second row: Marion Hagan, Donald Harris, Marguerite Anderson, Verla Flick, Ilene
Smith, Norma Young, Alta Hardin, Richard Morgan, Lee Howerton.
Third row: Frankie Leonard, Jackie Tarr, Donald Clark, Delores Palmer, Ralph Har-
rison, Muriel Freeman, Leon Hopper, Mr. Kenneth Wiggs.
President ,,,....l.......,,,............................,,.... Leon Hopper
Vice-President ,...., ......... M uriel Freeman
Secretary ............ .... N orma Ann Denbo
Treasurer ........ ............. N ancy Myers
Reporter ..........,.. ..,.............,. P hyllis Jones
Class Sponsors ..... ..... M rs. Minnie Hamilton
Mr. Kenneth H. Wiggs
The class of 1950, long thought of by fellow students as being rather dead.
came to life with a bang this year when they presented their class play, "Tumblin'
Creekn, on November 17, 1948, topping all previous attendance records for such an
Representing the juniors in the various school organizations are: five in
National Honor Society, seven in Tri-Hi-Y, eight in Hi-Y, seven in Commercial Club,
and one in G. A. A. '
First POW. left to right: Jack Leonard. Nancy Miers, Genevieve Walters, Jean Royer,
lliilaylhs Jones- Norma Faye Kerby, Mary Alice Kearby, Norma Kellams, Cari
Second YOWT poflaldv Hafdifl. Barney.Seybold, Kenneth Jones, Robert Mills, Virlce
Haefllllg, Vlrginia Lee Haefllng, Pauline Henson, Rena Lee Jackson, Miss
Third rowzt Marlin Simmons, Walter Burton, Bill Flickner, Donald Wilkinson, Ivan
Wineinger, David Lawson, Fred Goldman, Sam Wininger, Robert Drake.
"Fiesta" was chosen as the theme for the 1949 banquet given by the juniors
in honor of the seniors. The banquet, followed by a dance and entertainment, was
held in the French Lick American Legion Home on May 7, 1949.
This year the class chose the following officers to guide them: Leon Hopper,
presidentg Muriel Freeman, vice-president, Nancy Miers, secretaryg Norma Denbo,
treasurer, and Phyllis Jones, reporter.
The class of 1950 feel very fortunate in having as their class co-sponsors, Mr.
Kenneth Wiggs and Miss Barbara Bush, who has recently replaced Mrs. Minnie Ham-
ilton, who was the co-sponsor until she accepted the position of Orange County Dem-
... , ., ,mas L l
First row, left to right: Mrs. Lindsey, Mary Brown, Betty Campbell, Norma Brown,
Joanne Dougherty, Marilyn Hill, Betty Anderson, Erelene Gilliatt, Elmer
Second row: Sam Hall, Fred Breedlove, Howard Dotson, Eva Flo Elkins, Patsy Hob-
son, Hilda Jo Kerby, Louise Gresham, Bob Goldman, Bonetta Freeman, Ralph
Third row: Joe Andrew, Wayne Brown, Ed Flick, Chester Cox, James Ferguson, Ermel
Hollen, Betty Jones, Mary Jane Cave, Grace Baker.
The sophomores have been very fortunate and outstanding the past year,
inasmuch as they donated more than their share to all activities. This fact was sup-
plemented when the class basketball team won the class tourney?
The i'sophies" also set an example for the whole schorjl with their student
government in room 15. In this home room period the students had full charge, an
arrangement which made for improvement in citizenship.
The officers were:
. Marilyn Moore
President ,........... .,...
Vice-President ,,.. ............. ,.....
Secretary and Treasurer .... ,.... J ames Potts
Reporter ......,,,.......,,.......... .,..,,..,,........,, J erry Kerns
Class Sponsors .,,. ..... M rs. Hannah Lindsey
Mr. Edward Claxton
First row, left to right: Patsy Tarr, Norma Kearby, Bunny Mitchell, Marilyn Moore,
Connie Gruber, Frances Fritsche, Shirley Marshall, Sue Walters, James Potts,
Donald Wininger, Jim Willis.
Second row: Harold Wineinger, Charles Smith, Lois Lanham, Betty Lane, Mitzi Nor-
man, Opal Weikert, Sue McCarty, Jane Simmons, Joan Gaynor, Glenn Ship-
Third row: Harold Smith, Mr. Edward Claxton, Andrew Lane, Jerry Kerns, Zane Win-
inger, Frank Marshall, Paul Oswald, Clyde Woolsey, Roy Raufeisen, Dennis
Reathaford, Paul Rhodes, Lloyd Kendall.
Under the guidance of Mr. R, J. Taylor the freshman class experienced Ll
most Successful Year. The 92 members elected the following officers:
President ........,..........,....,......,.......,,..... Bennie Drabing'
Vice-President ......,..,..,......,.,. ...,. W illard Owen
Secretary and Treasurer , ..... .,.... D ona Mayhugh
Reporter ....,..,..............,.....,.........,.....,......... Joyce Smith
Although they were defeated by the seniors in the class tournament, they
donated many fine basketball players to the two Demon squads In the band, too,
were several "Freshies" always displaying tireless energy and much accomplishment.
1 There certainly would have been a different atmosphere had this colorful
group failed to attend F. L. H. S.
Upper Group-Page Eighteen
First row, left to right: Donald Farris, Jean Hooten, Juanita Leonard, Ruth Bullington,
Joan Walters, Edith Wineinger, Shirley Tarr, Evelyn Halloway, Lela Mae
DeWitt, Demona Eckerty, Opal Cook,
Second row: Ralph Moss, Wilma Marting, Neva Hollen, Barnetta Parks, Barbara
Dotson, Marian Dillard, Sally Steinkamp, Marjorie Harrison, Eileen Brown,
Shirley Leonard, Mr. Aylsworth.
Third row: Donald Wineinger, Bill Shipman, Roy Flick, Jr., Thomas Thacker, Gene-
vieve Kaiser, Joyce Smith, Lenore Riesen, Patricia Smith, Marguerite Riley,
Delores Foddrill. 4
Center Group-Page Eighteen
First row: Beedie Archer, Leo Wineinger, Jimmy Harris, Charles Wineinger, LeRoy
Deich, Alan Curtis, Wallace Conrad, Chester Deel, Carrol Flick, Roy Land.
Second row: Dean Nicholson, Ora Hinkle, Morris Beaty, Charles Kirkland, Bill Win-
inger, Everett Land, Jack Beatty, Everett Morgan, Jr., James Mathers, Mr.
Lower Group-Page Eighteen
First row: Barbara Drake, Dona Mayhugh, Bonita Kerns, Betty Clark, Betty Kendall,
Betty Raufeisen, Frances Eastridge, Mary Jones, Avasia Thompson, Dona
Anderson, Virginia Collins.
Second row: Luther Grimes, Merl Quinn, Volney Daugherty, Glen Norton, Donald
' Pinnick, Ruth Snider, Carol Faye Morgan, Leo Wineinger, Marvin Haps, Glen
Third row: Carl Walters, Ned Moore, Willard Owen, Bennie Drabing, Keith Holland,
Blaine Hendrix, Ray Begarly, Floyd Burton, Philip Kaiser, Rex Drabing, Carl
First row, left to right: Harold Hicks, Dolores Wininger, Naomi Wellman, Yvonne
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Oswald, Janice Kellams, Lois Parsons, Hallie Flick, Donald Hopper, y
Jones, Claude Lagenour, Ray Jones, Keith Morgan.
Second row: Mr. Sorrells, Max Wesemann, Patty Jones, a
J . Roberta Dillard, Mary Jo Kellams, Jo Ann Burton, Shirley 'Conrad,
Sally Mitchell, Marianna Gruber, Annette Bullington, Robert Kerns, Mr.
W nda Tanksley, Margie
Third row: J. J. Kesseric, Darwin Lane, Robert Dillard, Max Long, Pete Willis, Jimmy
Land, Orlan Campbell, Jimmy Sanders, Ronald Martin, Lowell Kendall.
Fourth row: Clarence Jackman, Robert Jones, Bill Stone, Dennis Galloway, Jackie
Palmer, Dewey Lewis, Donald Harmon, Donald Conrad, Bennie Bledsoe,
Charles Hobson, George Moore.
President .....,...... ......,......................,,
Vice-President ..,.,, .........,, P atty Jones
Secretary ..,,,,,.. H Keith Morgan
Treasurer ..... Robert Kerns
RGPOTWTS .----- . Jo Ann Burton
First row, left to right: Betty Sue Kellams, Elsie Drabing, Mary Jennings, Ann Lane,
Thelma Brown, Mary Coleman, Sue Fisher, Nellie Phillips, Frances Bundy,
, Georgia Mae Harrison, Sharon Burch.
Second row: Betty Jo Moore, Miss Streeter, Ruth Burton, Minnie Flick, Sandra Wright,
Rosemary Cline, Jeanine Curtis, Martha Sue Burton, Mary Kearns, Glenda
Hendrix, Frances Land, Glenda Daugherty, Juanita Lough.
Third row: Bill Lynch, Don Burton, Clinton Archer, Dale Beatty, Frank Freeman,
Lowell Moss, Jack Leonard, Jack Jennings, George Deel, James Mayhugh,
James Lamb, Bill Winemiller, Dale Galloway, Bob Flick, Jack Arterburn.
President .........,.....,.......... 1 ,.,.....,.....,.... Jack Arterburn
V Vice-President ....,.....,... .,,... . ,,.. Keith Wineinger
Secretary ....,.....,.. ..,.. i ...,. .......,... F r ances Bundy
Treasurer ......... ...,.. .,..... B e tty Sue Kellams
Reporter ..... ......, B etty Jo Moore
PLUTONIAN 1949 ,
This J0u1'ney's End
Vv'm'ds and Music by Norma Carter
This is the time we've waited forg
Weill journey on this path no more.
We'll meet our new life with a smile
And remenilaer all the while
Our friends and French Lick High School,
Our loved ones we hold so dear.
NVe'll go into a new world,
But our hearts will he here.
Now while we all are gathered here
In sadness and in hope and cheer,
There seems so much that we should say.
But it's hard to find a way
To tell you just how thankful
We are for all you have done.
So we'll just say God bless you
And help you every one.
And now we pause to say goodbye
To our schoolmates and our teachers, too.
We lift our voices to the sky
To say this fond adieu,
Of course we'll ne'r forget you,
We'll write your names in books of memory
Weill write them there in friendship,
And there forev'r they will be.
All through the years we knew the day
Wcwuld come when we would have to say,
To our dear old high school
And all our friends so true,
We'll remcmher you always,
But now we say, adieu.
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First row, left to right: Tommy Owen, Norma Carter, Colleen Crowder, Mr. Geddes.
Second row: Norma Ann Denbo, George Bullington, Ann Wininger, Bonnie Jo Qualkin-
bush, Pat Pinnick.
Third row: Martha Sue Harrison, Keith Brown, Muriel Freeman, Leon Hopper, Dorothy
National Honor Society
The announcement of the newly elected members of the French Lick Chapter
of the National Honor Society was made the first of March by Rollie R. Geddes,
Superintendent of Public Schools and sponsor of the ofganization. Seniors who have
been held over, having been elected in their junior year are: Norma Carter, Colleen
Crowder, Tommy Owen, Ann Wininger, and George Bullington. The seniors elected
this year were: Dorothy Speedy, Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, and Keith Brown. The mid-
year juniors selected for that honor are: Martha Sue Harrison, Muriel Freeman, Leon
Hopper, Norma Ann Denbo, and Pat Pinnick.
The French Lick Chapter was chartered in 1946 under the authority of the
Department of Secondary School Principals of the National Education Association by
Charter Number 3158.
To be elgible for membership in the society, a student must rank in the upper
one-third of the class scholastically and must be rated well by the faculty in Character,
Leadership, and Service.
Seated, left to right: Mrs. Pershing, Ilene Smith, Martha Sue Harrison, Norma Carter,
Norma Ann Denbo, Ann Wininger.
Standing, left to right: Opal Lea Weikert, Joan Kearby, Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, Pat
Pinnick, Norma Faye Kerby, Ruth Curtis, June Mills, Colleen Crowder, Marilyn
Moore, Shirley Marshall, Joanne Dougherty, Verla Flick, Bunny Mitchell, Sue
McCarty, Connie Jo Gruber, Norma Jean Kellams.
In carrying out its objective: to seek, to find, to share, Tri-Hi-Y has completed
a busy and prosperous year. f Twelve new members were taken in, making the total
number twenty-three. For these girls there was a joint candle-light initiation with Hi-Y.
Delegates from our group attended the district conference at Orleans and learned much
from the discussions of the theme, "It's Your Life." Besides group me ings at the
homes of several of its members, Tri-Hi-Y co-sponsored a spring party w' Hi-Y. The
sponsor was Mrs. A. E. Pershingg Norma Carter, presidentg Martha Sue Harrison, vice-
president, Ilene Smith, secretary, Norma Denbo, treasurerg Ann Wininger, reporter,
Dorothy Speedy, chaplain. With the climax of this year the remainingundergraduates
of Tri-Hi-Y look forward to a new year that will be completely filled with their tasks
of self improvement, Christain fellowship, and United Service.
t'Hi-Y" is a boy's way of saying 'tHigh School Young Men's Christian Asso-
ciation," the "Hi" standing for High School and the "Y" for the Y. M. C. A. As a
matter of fact, the Hi-Y Club is simply the Young Men's Christian Association at work
with high school boys.
With their purpose f"To create, maintain, and extend throughout the school
and community, high standards of Christain.,character"J in mind, the local organiza-
tion experienced a successful year with meetings once every two
Thursday activity period.
weeks during the
Mr. G. L. Aylsworth and Mr. Louis Breeden were sponsors for the local group,
and officers for the 1948-49 school year were:
Vice-President .... ,, ......
The year's activities included an Easte
the Tri-Hi-Y, and various informal meetings.
r convocation, a jo
Frankie Leonard, Keith Brown.
int initiation With
Second row: James Potts, Russell Wiggs, David Lawson, Don Harris, Paul Oswald,
Joe Andrew, Fred Goldman, Wayne Zimmerman, Clisten Corbett, Bob Gold-
man, Mr. Alysworth.
Third row: Muriel Freeman, Fred Wesemann, Jerry Kerns, Jack Tarr, Bill Fliekner,
Joe Belcher, Zane Wininger.
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Seated, left to right: George Burch, Tommy Owen, Robert Lane, George Bullingtonwy
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t B 'tta Kerns Dona Mayhugh Helen Tillery, Jean Hooten,
First row, left to righ : onni ' , ,
Sally Steinkamp, Jean Thacker, Mary Cox, and Miss Streeter.
Second row: Bonnie Jones, Eva Flo Elkins, Connie Gruber, Frances Fritsche, Jane
Simmons, Joan Gaynor, Marilyn Moore, Hilda Jo Kearby, Joanne Dougherty,
and Mary Jane Cave.
Third row: Lcla DeWitt, Shirley Leonard, Betty Clark, Eileen Brown, Marjorie
ison, Sue Walters, Juanita Leonard, Rena Jackson, Norma Carter, Bonnie
Qualkinbush, and Barbara Drake.
Girls Athletic Association
The G. A. A., under the sponsorship of Miss Margaret Streeter and the leader-
ship of Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, ipresidentg Marilyn Moore, vice-president, Norma
t r secretary' Jane Simmons treasurerg Sue Walters, recorder, and Ruth Toliver,
Car e , , .
reporter has enjoyed a profitable and fun-packed year with skating parties, banquets,
and a highly successful basketball team.
Jane Simmons, Frances Fritsche, and Marilyn Moore, high-point members in
the year's activities, were awarded sweaters, While five seniors, Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush,
Carter, Jean Thacker, and Mary Cox were presented with
asketball charms in recognition of their active attendance and loyal support.
Ruth Esther Toliver, Norma
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First row, left to right: Kenneth Jones, Phyllis Jonesg Second row: Patty Lane, Joyce
Arterburne, Violet Bledsoeg Third row: Tommy Owen, Cstandingb, Colleen
Crowder, Barnetta Kearby, Frankie Leonardg Fourth row: Leon Hopper, Mrs.
Lindsey Cstandingb, Norma Jean Kellams, Norma Ann Denbo, Delores Palmer.
If you should pass around room 11 some activity period and peep in, don't
start running because of what you seeg that is the meeting place of the jolly Com-
If you should glance at the teacher's deskrand wonder what's standing behind
it, that's our president Tommy Owen. Don't stop yet, just look a little farther to the
back and you will spy Joyce Arterburne, who is vice-president of the club. Now cast
your eyes back to the front and there sits Patty Lane who is secretary and treasurer
of the club. Now look around the room until you see Mrs. Lindsey, the wonderful
sponsor of the organization who is also the founder of it.
At our meetings we have round table discussions about things the students
would like to know more about, such as, etiquette, manners at the table, on the street,
and so on. Sometimes talks on various subjects are given by members of the club.
During the year the club has bought ivy to help beautify the grounds and
plans in the future to add a bench using the ivy as a background. The year's activities
will be climaxed when a picnic will be held at Spring Mill Park.
It is truly an educational as well as a worthwhile and interesting organization
because it gives a broader View point on other phases of everyday living other than the
regular school routine.
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High School band, under the direction of Mr. Gilbert L.
The French Lick
the district band contest at Washington, Indiana.
vision rating in
of the band's activities were the Armistice Day Parades
at Indianapolis, in
the Armistice Day contest at Bedford.
Winning over other
Front row, left to right: Georgia Mae Harrison, Marilyn Moore, Opal Lea Weikert, Sue
McCarty. Joan Gaynor, Joan Burton, Marianna Gruber.
Second row: Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, Geneva Lindsey, Phyllis Bundy, Connie Gruber,
Jane Simmons, Ruth Esther Toliver, Norma Carter, Norma Ann Denbo.
Third row: Mr. MeGehey, Martha Suc Harrison, Sally Steinkamp, Joanne Dougherty,
Shirley Marshall, Frances Fritsche, Verla Flick.
Fourth row: James Potts, Russell Wiggs, Frankie Marshall, Wayne McCarty, Tommy
Owen, Bennie Drabing, James Leonard.
Standing, loft to right: Mrs. Hannah Lindsey and Mr. Kenneth Wiggs, sponsors.
Seated, clock-wise: Keith Brown, Barnetta Kearby, Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, Gleorge
Bullington, Norma Carter, Ann Wininger, Tommy Owen, Russell Wiggs, Robert
Lane, Glenn Wineinger, George Burch.
The Plutocraft staff of 1949, consisting of Dorothy Speedy, feature editor, Ruth
t r Geor e Burch editorial
Esther Toliver, news editor, Glenn Wineinger, news repor e , g ,
editor, Barnetta Kearby, special columns editor, Ann Wininger and Tommy Owen,
sports editors, Keith Brown, art assistant, led by co-editors-in-chief, Norma Carter and
Bullington put out each issue with great assurance. Although they were in-
experienced they received many compliments on its contents.
' A ' ' f the
There was fun and constructive information at the annual convention o
National Scholastic Press Association held November 26 and 27 at the French Lick
Springs Hotel. There were approximately 1,000 students from various sections of the
United States gathered to hear such interesting speakers as Mr. B. M. Atkinson of the
Louisville Times, Mr. C. H. Richardson of the Howe Military Academy, Miss Sara
' an activities that
From F. L. H. S. journalism class, Norma Carter, Ann Wininger, Bonnie
Jo Qualkinbush, Ruth Esther Toliver, George Burch, Tommy Owen, and George
hich was the largest mimeographed
Bullington Were delegates. The PLUTOCRAFT, w
paper represented, received many favorable comments by many instructors who ex-
f Northwestern State College, and to take part in the m y
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Seated, left to right: Norman Nicholson, Joe Andrew, Frankie Marshall Blaine Hen
drix, George Bullington, Frank Land.
Standing: Edward Claxton. coachg Jim Leonard, Sam Cox, Bob Owen student man
agerg Bill Flickner, Richard Morgan, Louis Breeden, principal
French Lick 35 Nov Salem 31
French Lick 25 Nov Orleans 63
French Lick 40 Nov Loogootce 39
French Lick 35 Nov. West Baden 65
French Lick 29 Dec. Silver Creek 53
French Lick 38 Dec. Paoli 39
French Lick 30 Dec. Cannelton 48
French Lick 39 Dec. Shoals 34
French Lick 25 Jan. Loogootee 64
French Lick 24 Jan. Corydon 48
French Lick 22 Jan. Austin 17
French Lick 53 Jan. Smithville 35
French Lick 42 Jan. Orleans 33
French Lick 39 Feb. West Baden 41
French Lick 40 Feb. Bloomfield 52
French Lick 45 Feb. Shoals 40
French Lick 40 Feb. Mitchell 60
French Lick 41 Feb. Huntingburg 69
PAG E TH I RTY-O NE
P L U T O N lA.N 1 9 4 9
Sam Cox, Senior
A 6' 2" center provided
Devils with height and was
always ready to go into
the game to give his all.
George Bullington, Senior
Regular forward on the
first team this year.
Noted for left hand shot.
A steady ball player and
N good rebounder.
Frank Land, Senior
High scoring guard. Gained recognition throughout the
county for deliberate playing and excellent long shooting,
Richard Morgan, Junior
Showed outstanding ability
in his first year on the
first team. He is noted
for his cool headed ball
Frank Marshall, -Sophomore
Moved rapidly and made
his berth on the first five.
He will be a great help to
next year's team.
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Blaine Hendrix, Freshman
Outstanding freshman cen-
ter moved from second
team to first late in season
and proved to be a good
Joe Andrews, Sophomore
Capable hard hitting sub-
stitute this year is expect-
ed to move up next season.
His speed is an outstand-
Paul Oswald, Sophomore
Second team captain who substituted on the first frequently
A hard driver and a good ball handler
Bill Flickner, Junior
Came from Georgetown
and earned a place on the
first ten and was always
a reliable s stitute.
Norman Nicholson, Senior
Hard driving and deter-
mined ball player. Uncanny
ability to jump.
The thi-ec senior yell lezitlers, Put, Tommy, and
luck, presented tlie stuelent boely witli enjoyable pep ses'
sions containing eleyei' stunts and new yells. Their
unending pep and entliusiasin led the erowd in boosting
the team on to tlieii' yietories :ind ligliteneel the burden
joyee Arterburne, lovely senior lass, was crowned
Queen of the 194849 basketball season by team captain,
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French Lick 25 Nov. Salem 41
French Lick 20 Nov Orleans 19
French Lick 35 Nov Loogootee 31
French Lick 29 Nov 'West Baden 23
French Lick 22 Dec. Silver Creek 23
French Lick 27 Dec. Paoli 24
French Lick 35 Dec. Shoals 22
French Lick 24 Jan. Loogootee 25
French Lick 23 Jan. Corydon 32
French Lick 30 Jan. Austin 13
French Lick 33 Jan. Smithville 23
French Lick 34 Jan. Orleans 33
French Lick 32 Feb. West Baden 33
French Lick 26 Feb. Bloomfield 38
French Lick 20 Feb. Shoals 26
French Lick 13 Feb. Mitchell 19
French Lick 14 Feb. Huntingburg 15
Seated, left to right: Billie Joe Wininger, Glenn Jacobs, Bennie Drabing, Paul
Oswald, Willard Owen, Roy Land.
Standing: Keith Holland, Fred Wesemann, Zane Wininger, managerg Mr. Claxton,
Mr. Breeden, Jerry Kerns, Bucky Hicks.
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We, the most honorable, dignified, and mighty seniors of the Great Class of
'49 being of reasonable sound mind and judgment. do hereby declare, execute, publish,
and proclaim this to be our Last Will and Testament, this sixth day of May, anno
Domini, one thousand, nine hundred and forty nine.
To our dear Alma Mater we bequeath our composite picture which we expect
to be hung in its place alongside the other dignified pictures in the "Hall of Fame"
which represents the many fine classes French Lick High School has produced.
To our beloved faculty we leave our sincere wish that they might endure the
trials and problems of classes to come in the same understanding way that they have
been able to do with us.
To our sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Pershing, we leave our sincere gratitude
lor their help in hours of need and our thanks for what they have done to make our
class what it is.
To thc Juniors we, of course, leave the highest honor in French Lick High,
the honor of being the dignified seniors. We know that they will realize and assume
the importance of this heritage.
To the Sophomores we bequeath the hard work, fun, troubles, and all the
chances for fame and honor in their two years to come.
To the Freshmen we leave all the ambition we can spare that they might
make the three approaching years spell success for them.
Although we know the following items may seem insignificant, we hope that
they will be accepted in the same good spirit in which they are given:
I, Joyce Arterburne, will my majorette uniform to Juanita Leonard.
I, Colleen Crowder, will my sociology book to Norma Ann Denbo, providing she will
be willing to take a test every Monday.
I, Claude Hagan, will my wavy hair to Chester Deel.
I Tommy Owen, will my ambition to become a U. S. General to Elmer Compton.
I, Wayne McCarty, will my position in Mr, Aylsworth's band to my sister, Sue McCarty.
I Norman Nicholson, will my part of the bench to Bill Flickner or any other poor
"Devil" to whom it may fall.
1, Fred Wesemann, will the job of helping write the next will to any one who is foolish
enough to take the job.
I Norma Thacker, will the Pop Corn job at the Dream Theatre to anyone who does
not eat all the profit.
I Frank Land, will the right to be called "Romeo" to Robert Lee Flick. I
I, Keith Brown, will my well beaten, but little used, physics book to Wayne Zimmerman.
We, Elsie Campbell, Ruth Curtis, and June Mills, will the right to be called "The Three
Musketeers" to Jane Simmons, Frances Fritsche, and Joan Gaynor.
Wc, Joe Belcher and Robert Lane, will all our old, worn out overalls to Frankie
Leonard and Kenneth Jones.
We, Jack Drabing and John Deel, leave our ability of making straight A's to Robert
Flick and Dewey Lewis.
Wc, Norma Parks and Joanne Drake, will our bookkeeping notes to Mr. McGhehey,
providing he will use them in class.
I. Patty Lane, will my position as yell leader to Robert Drake.
I, Glen Wineinger, will the job as mimeograph operator to Barney Seybold.
I, Geneva Lindsey, will my bookkeeping ability to anyone who needs it.
I. James Condra, will my green corduroy shirt to some of the girls who said they
would like to wear it,
I, Glen Cave, will my home room seat to any future senior who is silly enough to take it.
I, Lillian Cox, will my ambition to learn to roller skate to some one who will start
younger than I did.
I, Sam Cox, will my good citizenship grades to Margie Harrison.
I, Norma Carter, will the right to be late every morning her freshman year to Jo Anne
Burton, providing she waits for some member of the Hicks family.
I, Ann W'ininger, will my coaching ability to Shirley Condra.
I, George Burch, will my blond curly hair to Benny Drabing, providing he will buy a
refill for my Toni kit.
I, Mary Tredway, will my quietness in bookkeeping class to Donald Clark.
I, Ann Hardin, will to my sister, Alta my good grades in chemistry.
I, Georgia VVininger, will my quiet manner and soft voice to Floyd Burton.
I, Charles Lanham, will my height to Phyllis Jones.
I, Mary Cox, will my G. A. A. basketball suit to anyone who can wear it.
I, Violet Bledsoe, will to Norma Kearby my shorthand book, providing she will get her
fifteen pages of notes in on Friday.
I, Russell Wiggs, will my ability to do nothing to anyone who can get away with it.
I, Dorothy Speedy, will to Betty Ann Kendall my seat on Guy Enlow's bus, providing
she shares it with Paul Rhodes.
I, Barnetta Kearby, will my ability to take shorthand to Pat Pinnick.
I, Beatrice Nelson, will my promptness on meeting the bus to Delores Palmer.
I, Eugene Conrad, will my seat in the back corner of Room 17 to some unsuspecting
I, George Bullington, will my position on the basketball team to anyone who works
hard enough to get it.
I, Ruth Toliver, will to Sally Steinkamp my ability to get out of all study halls pro-
viding she gets out of every single one as I have done.
I, Bill Jones, will my little used sociology book to Gene Simmons if he promises to use
it more than I did.
I, Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush, will to Judy Moore the honor of being President of the
G. A. A. Club next year.
I, Bob Owen, will my job as student manager to Zane Wininger.
We, Max Leonard, and James Leonard, will to our sisters, Mary Lou and Mary Ann
respectively, the right to carry the family name through six more years of
I, Clisten Corbett, will my every day blues to a certain brown haired Freshman girl,
providing they don't get the best of her as they did me.
Lastly: We, The Great Seniors, hereby nominate and appoint Mr. Rollie R.
Geddes, Superintendent of the French Lick High School, Orange County, Indiana as
the executor of this. our Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills
and testamentary instruments made.
In witness whereof, we have here unto subscribed our names and set our seal,
this sixth day of May, in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty nine.
One minute we were talking calmly, and the next it had dawned on us that
it was actually 1959. Oh, but it didn't seem possible that time could have slipped by
so quickly. It was actually Homecoming Time for the graduating class of 1949. A
reminder of this great event had been sent by our class secretary, Colleen Crowder,
who was a teacher in Alaska and doing a wonderful work with the children there.
She informed us that the date was to be May 13, which was only two days away. It
didn't take us any time to decide that we would leave from Laguardia airport the
As we arrived at the airport, the first people we saw were Ann Wininger and
George Bullington. We had recently read about Ann's wonderful red-headed basket-
ball league, and of course we knew that she had completed nurse's training and maur-
ried George. George was a surgeon and had just finished building a new hospital in
Ontario, Canada. It was marvelous to see them again, and to know that we would
have company on our trip. However, they proved to be only the first of our class
mates that would be on the plane with us. For as we boarded the plane we saw Joyce
Arterburn and Violet Bledsoe who were stewardesses for TWA airlines. They men-
tioned that Charles Lanham and Claude Hagan were the pilots of the plane, so we
rushed to the cab to speak to them. After a brief talk with Charles and Claude we
settled comfortably in our seats for the trip to French Lick.
' Naturally, conversation with our classmates about old times and this Home-
coming helped to make the time pass quickly, but it seemed that in hardly no time at
all the plane was landing at Indianapolis, and of course the next stop would be French
Lick. Almost before we could gather ourselves together we heard someone calling
our namesg it was no other than Geneva Lindsey, who was a model in one of the
largest modeling agencies in the country owned by Jimmy Condra.
Soon our plane was landing at a very new looking airport with seven or eight
runways. When the stewardesses told us it was the French Lick airport we couldn't
believe it. As we were leaving the plane we were greeted by the high school band.
We had heard much about this band for it had won the State contest three years in a
row, and no wonder with Russell Wiggs as director! As we looked around us, we saw
a beautiful sight-planes were landing on every runway, and getting out of them were
many of our classmates. The band was in the center of the field playing "There's No
Place Like Home", and directly in front of us was a speaker's platform. We tried to
get to speak to all of our classmates but the crowd was too large, so we listened to a
welcome speech made by the mayor of the town, Jimmy Leonard. And then the golden
voice of "Boo" or maybe you'll remember her as Ruth Esther Toliver, sang the lovely
"Back Home Again In Indiana". She had just returned from a concert tour in Europe,
where she sang before the King and Queen of England.
At last we were in a taxi and riding down the streets of our old home townf
Or was it? No, it didn't seem possible that it could be, for French Lick had grown
into a huge metropolis. It was hard to believe. We knew that George Burch and
Keith Brown's discovery of how to create atomic energy from Pluto Water had caused
a boom here, but we had no idea it had grown this much. Before we could discuss
this any farther, our attention was drawn to the large business places. Standing be-
fore us was the Paramount theatre, a large place owned by Norma Thacker. She
was the envy of all the other theater managers in the country for she had invented
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the fastest popcorn machine in the nation. Next we noticed a department store
owned by Lillian Cox, Ann Hardin and Beatrice Nelson, who were three of the world's
foremost dress designers. And right across the street from this building was a Real
Estate building which the cab driver told us was owned by Ruth Curtis and June Mills
and their husbands.
Before we had time to take in any more sights the cab pulled up in front of
the hotel. It was still the majestic, beautiful place that it had always been. And to
our surprise it was owned by Elsie Campbell and her husband.
Since it was early afternoon and the banquet wasn't until night we decided to
visit the school. The first place we went after entering the old building was into thc
gym which had been enlarged. There we found Coach Frank Land timing his boys
as they raced around the gym. We were so proud of his record, for Frank and his
boys had won the state championship for the past two years. As we were leaving
him. he told us to be sure to stop by the "cage" on our way upstairs. We couldn't
imagine why, but we did. And whom should we find there but Bonnie Jo Qualkinbush.
She was still her same sweet self, and the physical education teacher at the high
school. We went next by the superintendent's office only to find that he and the
principal were having a meeting upstairs. When we arrived there, we stood speech-
less for who should greet us but Superintendent Glen Cave and Principal Johnny Deel.
After this shock, we decided to go back to the hotel and rest, but on our way out we
met Georgia VVininger who was home economics teacher, and head of the County 4-H
At 7:30 that evening we were on our way to the club. We were dressed in
the best we could find in our wardrobes, and our hearts were clothed in excitement
for once again we would be with our 45 other classmates. Finally, we arrived at the
lovely new Club Paradise that was owned by Max Leonard, Bill Jones, and Eugene
Conrad. This was said to be one of the most beautiful clubs in this section of the
country. We were met by our senior class president, Tommy Owen, who was a fam-
ous Hollywood actor. He had just completed his latest picture, entitled 'The Life
Story of General Ulysses S. Grant".
From here on everything that happened was rapid, and engulfed in shouts.
tears, laughter, and hardy handclasps. As we were checking our wraps Barnetta
Kearby, who was a nurse in Alaska, came up with Dorothy Speedy, who was one of
the leading writers for Collier's magazine. Then after we took our places at the large
and beautifully decorated table the revolving band stand began turning, and we heard
lovely music and saw Wayne McCarty with his magnificent band.
At last it seemed that everyone was there, It was such an enjoyable event,
een courses of the dinner and speeches made by various members of our class
We learned that we were not only there for Homecoming, but that we were there to
Witness the laying of the cornerstone of a new school building that was being built in
f our class, and donated by the renowned multimillionaires, Bob Owen and
the hfmof 0 . . .
109 Belcher. After the applause died down, the band stand began revolving again and
this time it was the greatest drummer of all time, Jack Drabing, with his orchestra.
e knew members of the class were donating enormous sums of money
,ous things to be put in the new building. Dr. Robert Lane donated money
for Varwfayamr a soda fountain, and an automatic drawing machine to do the art
for an is the Pliutocraft. Glen Wineinger and Norman Nicholson, who had just in-
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vented a new type of space ship, donated money for an indoor swimming pool. And
Norma Parks and Joanne Drake donated money to be used as a special scholarship
fund to their outstanding school for stenographers.
Before any more of these generous offers were made, someone came rushing
in the door. It was Sam Cox, who was a great lawyer. Everyone was asking him at
once why he was so very late. And this story got down to our end of the table. It
seems that Sam traveled a lot, and he'd turned out to be quite a ladies' man, in other
words he had a girl in every port, but somehow this blond from Kukamonga caught
up with him in Indianapolis and sued him for breach of promise. Everyone was glad
to know that Sam had won the case.
We left that night as joyous as we possibly could ever be, and looking for-
ward to the ceremony of laying the corner stone the next day just before many of us
would have to leave for our various destinations.
The laying of the corner stone turned out to be just as enjoyable as we
thought it would be. "Boo" Owen was strutting around with a large cigar and dollar
bills sticking out of every pocket, but he had a good right to be proud.
Just before we left the site of the new school building, we saw Mary Cox and
Mary Tredway, who were leading hair stylists in Paris, and were planning to start a
new shop in French Lick. Also we had a chance to have a talk with Fred Wesemann,
who was the head of a famous Detective Agency. Fred was very outstanding in his
field of work, had solved many cases, but he had never been able to find that lost
class ring of his.
Once again we three were on our way to the airport. Ulisten Corbett was
returning to his dentist's office to make more of his new type of false teeth, Pat Lane
was returning to Broadway to do a new show appropriately called, "In Love Again",
and Norma Carter was going back to her Long Island home to complete her new book
entitled, "How to Exterminate The World's Greatest Pest-Man".
As we sailed through the vast ocean of air, with strains of 'AAuld Lang Syne"
still humming in our ears, we looked back at many of our classmates sitting around
us, and thought of those that we had left behind. Then we knew that each of them
was thinking the same things we were. ------ How magnificent this Homecoming
had been! It was priceless, for it had been rich in happiness and laughter. We had
all reunited in vivid gestures of love and friendshipg friendships that had never been
broken by words nor deeds, and never forgotten, though they had been separated by
distance and time.
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The Case Of The Missing Heirs
The senior class play, "The Case of the Missing Heirs," a mystery-comedy
in three acts by William D. Fisher was presented Friday, April 22, 1949 in the high
Although the play was a mystery, it was so intermingled with fast-moving
comedy that the audience found itself about to scream-only to break into a hearty
laugh. Throughout the play there was an air of mysterious surroundings and im-
pending action: but when Bruiser Barnes, the big, naive, boisterous, and loud, but very
likeable former prize fighter turned bodyguard, appeared upon the scene like a bull in
a china shop and found the nervous, high-strung, flighty, scatter-brained Mrs. Aller-
dyce Beeman and her giggling daughter, Maybelle, even the dour phantom had trouble
to keep from laughing.
Ten people had gathered in the wind-swept, gloomy first-floor room of Castle
Wentz, a lonely villa high atop a rocky ledge in the midst of the Alleghany Mountains
at ten o'clock at night on Friday, the thirteenth of March, to hear the reading of the
will of August Wentz. Suddenly, however, the heirs began to disappear, and those
left were shocked with strange sounds and the mysterious phantom with burning
hands who haunted the room of the old villa where the heirs were required to stay.
How Perriot Preston, famous mystery writer, his lovely secretary, Gwen Tal-
bot, and his blundering body-guard, Bruiser Barnes, solved "The Case of the Missing
Heirs" to everyone's satisfaction was a delight to behold.
There were also J. Winston Graham, the lawyer in the case, Wentworth, the
courteous unobtrusive butlerg the mysterious housekeeper, Mrs. Kite, Louise Thomas.
the pretty heiress, an average American girl and the apple of Bruiser's eye: and the
The cast was well-balancedg the single setting was effective and the play
produced an unusual combination of exciting mystery and rib-cracking humor.
Perriot Preston, author of mystery novels .......... ...... T ommy Owen
Gwen Talbot. his secretary .....,..........,,...,...... .,.. P atty Lane
Bruiser Barnes, Preston's body guard .... ,.,... . lim Leonard
Mrs. Allerdyce Beeman. a flighty widow ...,. ........... C olleen Crowder
Maybelle Beeman, giggily daughter ......,. .... B onnie Jo Qualkinbush
Louise Thomas, pretty office-Worker .,.. ,..,.,,.,..,.. A nn Wininger
Mrs. Kite, the housekeeper .............,.... ........ I .illian Cox
Wentworth, the butler .......,......,. ,........ G eorge Burch
J. Winston Graham, the lawyer ...,.. ,... G eorge Bullington
The Phantom ................,.....,.,......,, ..... R ussell Wiggs
High School Auditorium
May 8 - 8:00 P. M.
Processional, Pomp and Circumstance . ..,.,,.............,,,..
High School Band, Mr. G. L. Alysworth, Directing ' '
Invocation ...,................,...,.....,..,.,........,.,,,.,,..............,,.................,.. Dr. G. W. Wise
Mountain Majesty ,........,..,,........................,,..................,,,,......,.,......... .......,.... Y oder
High School Band, Mr. G. L. Alysvvorth, Directing
When Day Is Done ,,.,,...,.,...........,....,....,..,.,,....,....,..........,...,,...,.............., Katscher
Girls Glee Club, Mr. M. A. McGhehey, Directing
Sermon -f Flee, Follow and Fight ..,...,,....,,,..,....,,........ Rev. L. W. Mayhugh
Old Comrades ,,...... ..,,,,...,.,. ,..,.,,...,..,...........,,,...........,,,.... ...,,..,,,,.........,............ T e i ke
High School Band, Mr. G. L. Alysworth,
Rev. T. G. Scott
High School Auditorium
May 13 - 8:00 P. M.
Processional, Pornp And Circumstance ............................................. .... E lgar
High School Band, Mr. G. L. Alysworth, Directing
Invocation ............,,.............,,............,...,....,........,..............,....,.... Rev. T. G. Scott
God Bless Our Land ............................................,,,,......,....,....,....,,............. Kountz
High School Chorus, Mr. M. A. McGhehey, Directing
Address ......................,,......,,...,,,.. .......,.........,.................,. D r. Donald R. Mallett
Thunder March .................,..........................................................,,......,........... Sousa
High School Band, Mr. G. L. Alysworth, Directing
Taggart Awards . .............,..... 1 ......,...................,,.,.......... Principal Louis Breeden
Presentation of Diplomas ..... ..... S uperintendent Rollie R. Geddes
America The Beautiful' ....,,,.......................,..,,.......,......,.......................... Audience
Mr. M. A. McGhehey, Directing
Benediction .... ...........,.......,.................,...................... R ev. L. W. Mayhugh
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Compliments and Best Wishes
Twin City Wood
Products Co., Inc.
Manufacturers of Fine Furniture
FRENCH Lick INDIANA
Carl Krodel Wholesale Co.
201-203 Jackson Street - Jasper, Indiana - Tr-lephonr, .5
Cigars - Tobaccos - Candies - Fountain Supplies
Paper Goods - Glassware
CIGARETTE - CANDY VENDING SERVICE
HESS DUPLICATOR COMPANY
Duplicator Machines 81 Supplies
224 N. Meridia-n St. Indianapolis Indiana
Springs Valley Herald
Printing 8: Publishing
AND COLLEGE PUBLICATIONS
Congratulations and Best Wishes
Class of 1949
Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Jasper, Inc.
Designers and Manufacturers of
School and College Jewelry, Graduation
Announcements, Medals, Cups
Jewelers to French Lick High School
Representative: E. R. Smith
The courses offered here are
definite, specific, effective. They
prepare thoroughly and quickly
for desirable and promising
Full recognition is given for
any work done on business sub-
jects in high school.
Down through the years many
French Lick High School grad-
uates have started on success-
ful business careers by coming
to Central. You are invited to
Ask for free Bulletin - -
Indiana Business College Bldg.
802 N. Meridian Street.
Seniors ol 1949
FRENCH LI CK
COMPLIMENTS OF THE
Baker Paper Co.
Fifty-two pay checks each year,
vacations with pay, uniform
work week, pleasant surround-
ings, excellent opportunity for
advancement - that is what
business offers to the ambitious
young man or woman.
For fifty-five years L0ckyear's
has prepared young men and
women for the better office
jobs. Let us tell you, without
obligation, what the business
world has to offer and what
training is necessary for the
"A Professional School of Ac-
countancy, Business, and Secre-
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