Presented by the
Senior Class ot 1950
Fulton High School
La Vern Hoogheern
5, Q 5:
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We present for your inspection the floor plan of our new
school. You, the students, are the journeymen and appren-
tices, who will profit from the advice and leadership given
to you by the members of the counsel table and the faculty,
who are the architects and constructors of future citizens.
Use this plan wisely.
We, the Senior Class of '50, dedicate this annual to Mr.
Charles DeWild and Mr. Lyle J. Henderson in appreciation
for their work as our instructors and coaches and as an exe-
pression of our esteem for them as our friends.
Board of Education
This year the Board of Education has
worked extremely hard in order to get our
new High School building completed. The
Board has been composed of Donald Sikkema,
presidentg Thaddeus Jones, secretary, John
Decker, Garrett Sterenberg, and Thomas
We the students of F. C. H. S. know that
there will be a feeling of great satisfaction
the day the doors of the new school are open-
ed. We, too, know that each student will be
very grateful to these men on this day, as
we are all looking forward with anticipation
to moving int oour new building. We want
to thank these men for their time, their effort,
and their leadership.
This year Mr. Jones retired from the
Board of Education after serving nine years
and spending much of his leisure time getting
the new building started. He did a excellent
job, and we want to thank him and also want
him to know he will be missed.
Left to right: T. Jones, T. Woods, J. Decker, G. Sterenberg
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"Congratulations to the "Static', Staff and their Advisors
for having produced this fine book. The successful comple-
tion of tasks of this type is a mark of distinction for the
energetic members of the committees responsible for the
finished project. V
May the spirit of determination and achievement, as
represented by this completed task, be the guiding light for
every student of "Dear Old Fulton Community High School."
Use both hands, girls!
Watch the game, Mr. Flinnl
Boy, that's a sweet job!
Teacher's smiling? Oh, schoo1's out.
Result of Faculty-Senior basketball game.
The Big Wheels.
We didn't know you were bashful, Mr.
TOP ROW-Mr. Flinn, L. Henderson, J. Balk, D. Ryner.
BOTTOM ROW-M. L. Schlintz, B. Hall, R. Chamberlain, D. Wendlandt.
LEWIS FLINN, principal, B. S., Illinois Wes-
leyan, Bloomington, Illinois, and M.
S. University of Illinois.
LYLE HENDERSON, assistant principal, as-
sistant coach, and instructor of phy-
sics, B. S., Illinois Wesleyan Univer-
DOLORES RYN ER, instructor of commercial
subjects, B. S. in education, State
Teachers College, Macomb, Illinois.
MARY LOU SCHLINTZ, instructor of girl's
physical education, B. S., MacMurray
ROBERT CHAMBERLIN, instructor of sci-
ence and biology, B. S. in education,
Northwestern Illinois Teachers Col-
HAROLD VANCE, instructor of vocational
agriculture, B. S., Western State Col-
lege, M. A. University of Illinois.
FERN WATSON, instructor of social studies,
B. S., Illinois State Normal, and M.
A., University of Illinois.
DONALD WENDLANDT, instructor of in-
strumental and vocal music, B. M.,
University of Wisconsin.
Top Row :
M. Tobin, C. DeNVild. S. Carlson, T. Swanson. '
II. Vance, A. McNamara, F. Watson, B. Sluymaker.
MARY TOBIN, instructor of commercial sub-
jects and English, B. S., College of
St. Teresa, Winona, Minnesota.
SHIRLEY CARLSON, instructor of Mathe-
matics, B. S., in education, Northern
Illinois State Teachers College, De-
CHARLES DeWILD, instructor of world his-
tory and boys' physical education
and coach, A. B. Central College,
THOMAS SWANSON, instructor of English
III and IV and Latin, B. S. in educa-
tion, Central Missouri State College.
JOAN BALK, secretary, graduate of Fulton
Community High School, class of
BETTY JO SLAYMAKER, instructor of
home economics, B. S. in education,
Northern Illinois State Teachers
College, Associate Degree, Blackburn
BETTIE HALL, instructor of art, B. E. North-
ern State Teachers College, DeKalb,
ANN McNAMARA, instructor of English?
library, and dramatics, A. B., Uni-
versity of Illinois.
. Cutting up again. Helen Hook.
. Contest time again.
. Rose between two thorns.
. Art class or street commissioners?
. Hi-Mae! ! !
7. Must be a pedigree.
8. Pain is over their heads.
2. The Moon Shines Over the Mountain.
Nice view of the -ahem- shrubbery.
That isn't uthe new book."
Bob Davisson - What happened to the curly
Look alive boys!
Draw your own conclusions.
A11 that meat and no potatoes.
Senior Class Advisors
Miss Watson Mr. Henderson
We wish to thank our class advisors, Miss Watson and Mr. Henderson,
for their guidance, time, and interest, which were given so graciously and
earnestly throughout our last year in F. C. H. S. It is our hope that the
inspirations that they have given us and the patterns that they have set for
us will continue to guide us long after we have left F. C. H. S.
D. DeGunther, G. Hill, M. Van Zuiden, D. Ryder
G. A. A. 1, 2: F. H. A. 1. 2.
Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Concert Band
1. 2, 3, Secretary 4: Pep Club 1, 2:
Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3: Girls' Glee Club
3: Girls' Sextet 3, 4: F. H. A. 1, 2, 3,
4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Class Secretary
1: Class President 3: Relay Attendant
1: Relay Queen 2: Class Play 3: Li-
brary Staff 1: Static Staff 2: Annual
Staff 4: Camera Club 2: Student Coun-
cil 2, 3, Secretary 4: National Honor
F. F. A. 2: Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 4:
Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Band
4: Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4: Boys' Quar--
tet 3: Boys' Quintet 4: Speech Club 4:
Annual Staff 4.
B. A. A. 2, 3. 4: Track Letter 2, 4:
Varsity Club 2, 3, 4: Annual Staff 4.
G. A. A. 1, 2, 3. 4: F. H. A. 1. 2. 3, 4:
Class Play 3, 4: Student Council 1, 4:
Static Staff 1, 2: Annual Staff 4: Girls'
Gfee Club 3: Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3:
Giris' Sextet 3, 4: Camera Club.
Foolball Letter 4: Varsity 4: Library
Staff 2: Annual Staff 4: B. A. A.
3, 4: Track Letter 4.
Girls' Glee Club 1: Mixed Chorus 2:
Annual Staff 4.
Mixed Chorus 1, 2: Concert Band 1,
2, 3, 4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4:
Pep Band 3. 4: Student Council 4:
Annual Staff 4: Class Play 4: Library
Staff 2, 3.
EMILY COYN E
G. A. A. 1. 2: F. A. 1, 2, 3: Mixed
Chorus 1, 3: Girls' Glee Club 3.
RICHARD DE GUNTHER
Annual Staff 3, 4: Varsity Club 2, 4,
President 3: Football Letter 2, 3, 4:
Basketball Letter 3, 4: Speech Club
President 4: Mixed Chorus 2: Class
Play 3, 4: Student Council 1: Static
Staff 3, 4: B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, Vice
President 4: National Honor Society 4:
Class President 4: Track Letter 4.
Class Treasurer 3: Mixed Chorus 2, 3,
Vice President 4: Boys' Quartet 3:
Boys' Quintet 4: Concert Band 1, 2, 3,
Vice President 4: Annual Staff 4:
B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Varsity Club 2,
3, 4: Track Letter 2, 4: Latin Club
Secretary 4, President 4: Marching
Band 1. 2, 3, 4: Pep Bnnd 4: Class
B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Varsity Club 4:
Mixed Chorus 2, 3: Ninth Hour Chorus
2: Annual Staff 3, 4: Camera Club
Vice-President 2: Football Letter 4.
Mixed Chorus 1, 2: Library Staff 2:
Class Play 4: Annual Staff 4: Ninth
Hour Chorus 2.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Camera Club 2:
Annual Staff 4.
Mixed Chorus 2. 3. 4: Boys' Quartet 3:
Boys' Quintet 4.
Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4: Girls' Glee
Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Ninth Hour Chorus
2: Girls' Sextet 3, 4: F. H. A. 1, 2, 3:
G. A. A. 1, 2: Speech Club 4: Static
Staff 2, 4: Library Staff 1, 2: Annual
Staff 4: Class Play 4: D. A. R. Award
Annual Staff 4: F. F. A. 1: Varsity
Club 2, 3, 4: B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Football Letter 4: Basketball Letter
ll. 4: Track Letter 2, 3, 4: Speech
LA VERNE HOOGHEEM
Concert Band 1, 2, Secretary 3, Presi-
dent 4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4:
Pep Band 1, 2, 3, Director 4: Hungry
Five German Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Class
President 1: Static Staff 4: Annual
Staff, Assistant Editor 3, Editor 4:
Latin Club, Vice President 4: Class
Play 3, 4: Boys' Quintet 4: Mixed
Chorus 4: National Honor Society 4.
B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, President 4: Varsity
Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Track Letter 1, 2,
3, 4: Lettermans' Club 1, 2, 3, 4: Stu-
dent Council 3, 4: Annual Staff 4:
Speech Club 4: Basketball Letter 2, 3,
4: Football Letter 1, 2, 3, 4.
G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: F. H. A. 1, 2, 3,
4: Concert Band, 1, 2, 3, 4: Marching
Band 1, 2, 3, 4 : Annual Staff 4.
Class Vice President 1, 4: Football
Letter 3, 4: Track Letter 2, 3, 4: B.
A. A. 1, 2, 3, ,4: Letterman's Club 2, 3,
Secretary and Treasurer .4: Speech
Class President 4: Mixed Chorus 1,
2, 3, 4: Class Play 3.
G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus
1, 2, 3, 4: cn-is' sem: 4, F. H. A.
1, 2, 3, 4: Speech Club Treasurer 4:
Annual Staff 4.
G. A. A. 2. 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 3:
Girls' Glee Club 3: Annual Staff 3, 4:
Class Play 3: Homecoming Attendant
4: Pep Club.
DOROTHY KOOI '-
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus 1,
2, 3: Girls Glee Club 1, 2, 3: Static
Staff 4: National Honor Society 4.
Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4: Static Staff 2, 3:
Library Staff 2, 3: Speech Club Secre-
tary 4: B. A. A. 2.
Football Letter 3, 4: Basketball Letter
4: Class Play 4: B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Lettermans' Club 3, 4: Track Letter
4: Concert Band 1, 2. 3.
F. I-I. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3,
A: Concert Band, 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep Club
4: Annual Staff 4: Static Staff 1, 2, 3,
4: Glass Treasurer 1: Class Play 3, 4:
Cheerleaders' Letter 2, 3, 4.
Class Vice President 3: G. A. A. 1, 2,
3, President 4: F. H. A. 1, 2, 4: State
ic Staff 4: Annual Staff 4: Library
Staff 4, Secretary and Treasurer 3:
Student Council 4: Pep Club 4: Mixed
Chorus 1, 3, Treasurer 4: Girls' Glee
Club 3. 4: Homecoming Attendant 3:
Relay Attendant 3: Homecoming
F. F. A. 1. 2, 3: B. A. A. 1, 2, 3.4:
Static Club 3: Camera Club Vice
President 2: Annual Staff 4: Ninth
Hour Chorus 2: Track Letter 4.
G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, Points Manager 4:
Student Council 3: Mixed Chorui 1, 2:
Class Secretary 2: Static Staff 2, 3:
Assistant Editor 4: Camera Club 2:
Class Play 3: Annual Staff 3. 4:
Pep Club President 4: National Honor
Mixed Chorus 1, 2: F. H. A. 1, 2: G. A.
A. 1, 2: Annual Staff 4.
Annual Staff 3, Associate Editor 4:
Static Staff 2, 3, Editor 4: Library
Staff 2, 3, President 4: Speech Club
4: Boys' Quintet 4: Marching Band 1:
F. H. A. 1, 2, 4, Secretary 3: G. A.
A. 1: Static Staff 4: Annual Staff 4:
Camera Club 2: Mixed Chorus 1.
F. F. A. 1, 2, Vice President 3, Presie
dent 4: Student Council Treasurer 4:
Annual Staff 4: National Honor So-
B. A. A. 1, 2, 4, Vice President 3: Var-
sity Club 2, 3, 4: Football Letter 2,
3, 4: Class Secretary 3: Class Treasur-
er 4: Student Council 4: Speech Club
4: Class Play 3: Annual Staff 4.
G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: F. H. A. 1.2, 3,
4: Pep Club 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 3:
Static Staff 2, 3, 4: Annual Staff 4:
Camera Club 2: Student Council 4.
Ninth Hour Chorus 2: Mixed Chorus
2: Annual Staff 4.
J EANNE RUS
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, President 4:
Girls' Glee Club 3, 4: Girls' Sextet 3.
4: Twirler 2, 3: Drum Majorette 4:
Annual Staff 4: Class Play 3, 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Student Council
4: Annual Staff 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Annual Staff 4.
Mixed Chorus 2, 4: Class Play 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: Speech Club Presi-
MILDRED VAN ZUIDEN
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Camera Club 2: Static Staff 1, 2, 3, 4:
Annual Staff 3, 4: Pep Club 4: Cass
Secretary 4: Mixed Chorus 1, 2: Girls'
Glee Club 3,
J OHANNA VOSS
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3: Concert Band 1, 2,
3, 4: Marching Band 1, 2, 3, 4: Pep
Band 2, 3, 4: Camera Club 2: Static
Staff 4: Annual Staff 4.
F. H, A. 1.2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Static Staff 1, 2, 3: Mixed Chorus 1, 3:
Annual Staff 4: Pep Club 4.
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F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Static Staff 3, 4: Annual Staff 4: Li-
brary Staff Secretary 4: Mixed Chorus
3, 4: Girls' Glee Club 3, 4: Class Play
4: Pep C'ub 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 4, President 3: Football
Letter 3, 4: Varsity Club 3, 4: B. A.
A. 2, 3, 4: National Honor Society 4.
Class Play 3, 4: B. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
lettermans' Club 2, 3, 4: Mixed Chorus
2: National Honor Society 4: Annual
Staff 3, 4: Static Staff 1, 2, 3, 4: Stu-
dent Council 1: Football Letter 3, 4:
Basketball Letter 4: Track Letter 2, 3,
Annual Staff 3, 4: Varsity Club 3. 4.
President 2: Football Letter 3, 4: Bas-
ketball Letter 3, 4: Speech Club Treas-
urer 4: Mixed Chorus 2: Class Play 3:
Static Staff 2, 3: B. A, A. 1, 2, 3, 4:
Track Letter 2.
A A. , 2. , :Le emans' lu
nt Council lg Football Letter 3:
1 3 4 tt 1' C b
President 4: Homecoming' Attend
, Senior Class History
When Seniors think about that last day
of school, they think it has been long, but
really has it? When you think of all the
little incidents which have happened along
the way, whether they were sad or joyous,
weren't they really the best days of our lives.
When we left grade school in the fall of
1946 to enter F. C. H. S., which seemed quite
large to us, there were seventy-four boys and
girls. Green ,seemed to be in the air for sev-
eral months. Remember the fun we had at
the initiation party when Linda Lloyd fed
Harper Harvey dill pickles and baby food,
any many other clever stunts were enacted.
We were all scared but just a little proud,
too, to think the party was in our honor.
Then we got down to business and elect-
ed our first class officers. They were: La-
Verne Hoogheem, Presidentg George Hill,
Vice-president, Lois Balk, Secretary, and
Phyllis Maring, Treasurer.
When we came back the following fall
as sophomores, it felt good to be able to look
at all the new "green freshman", although
we realized that we had been the same only
the year before.
Our officers for that year were: Dave
Woods, President, Pat Wray, Vice-president,
Linda Lloyd, Secretary, and Irma DeWeerdt,
Then we began to take part in extra-
curricular activities, each to his own interest.
Some of those activities were G. A. A..
B. A. A., F. H. A., F. F. A., Library, Static, and
Choruses. The class of "50" is fortunate in
having many who joined the band -- Pat
Wray, Phyllis Maring, Johanna Voss, Norma
Koenes, Lois Balk, La Verne Hoogheem, El-
mer Boonstra, Jerry Cossman and Bob Dyk-
I think you all remember our all-school
party and our hayrack ride and how we took
some road, on which we had to walk part of
the way because the tractor couldn't pull us
up the hill.
At last the next year we were upper-
classmen. Lois Balk was our President,
Phyllis Miller, Vice-president, Kenneth Wier-
sema Cwho later left schoolj, and Don Ryder
as Secretary, and Bob Dykema, Treasurer.
In May we planned our prom for the
graduating seniors, with the help of Miss
Ainsworth. I don't think anyone will forget
the fun and long hours spent in decorating
to change the basketball floor at the Coli-
seum to a theme of "Neptune's Kingdom."
In the spring we gave a play, "Those
Websters." Remember, there was an epi-
demic of measles, and we were all afraid
someone in the cast would get them. We
wish to thank Miss McNamara and Miss To-
bin again for their fine direction in making
our play a success.
Remember the all-school party we gave,
the selling of "Steamers' " plates, the skit we
had to prepare for F. H. A. party, our class
picnic to Blackhawk in a truck, the bake
Back to school again for our last year,
we started the year's activities with our class
play. We chose for our play "The Perfect
Idiot". Miss McNamara and Miss Tobin added
a few more grey hairs to their heads because
they again directed the play.
When we entered F. C. H. S. in "46", we
totaled 74 members, but the class of "50" now
totals 49 members. In our junior year Al-
berta Smith, Ruby Roggendorf, Marjorie
Bowman, and Shirley Pyse transferred to
the Morrison High School.
Remember when Joyce Flikkema receiv-
ed the D. A. R. award and when the National
Honor Society was chosen? LaVerne Hoog-
heem, Howard Rowland, Lois Balk, Robert
Concert Band 1, 2, 3, 11: Marching
1, 2, 3, 4:17. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4:G. A
l, 2, 3, 4: Static Staff ?, 3, 4: A I
Staff 4: Class Play 43 Mixed Chorus 4
Girls' Sextet 3. 4: Student Conn
Senior Class History, cont.
Venema, Linda Lloyd, Dorothy Kooi, Dick
DeGunther, George Walters were members
from our class.
Our student council members for these
four years were Pat Wray, Cliff Johnson,
Nancy Abbott, Howard Rowland, George
Walters, Lois Balk, and Dick DeGunther.
To attend the football queen we have
chosen Linda Lloyd, Irma DeWeerdt, Pat
Wray, Phyllis Miller and Donna Jones.
Phyllis was queen in our Senior year. To
attend the track queen we have chosen Phyl-
lis Miller and Lois Balk.
The Class of '50 can boast some fine ath-
letes! Cliff Johnson, George Walters, Dick
DeGunther, Harper Harvey, Melvin Letcher,
all exhibited skill in football, basketball and
track. Then there were George Hill, Don
Ryder, Robert Venema, Eugene Blink, and
Daniel Leahy representing us in football,
Dave Woods in basketball and George Hill,
Senior Class Prophecy
Whew! What a job! I just finished
taking the 1960 census for the Fulton area
and naturally I saw most of my old class-
mates. You'd really be surprised to find
out how our "Class of '50" turned out. For
instance, who ever thought Cliff Johnson and
Nancy Abbott would own a duck farm?
They did, but finally had to sell out. They
couldn't stand all those big bills. Elmer
Boonstra had a bit of bad luck, too. He and
Phyl Miller operated the "No Drip" Oil Com-
pany down in Texas. They gave it up, how-
ever, because they weren't used to going to
bed so oily. Bob Dykema couldn't decide
whether to be a tailor or a lawyer, so he de-
cided to become both. He's now pressing
law suits. Dick Fagan is a conductor on the
streamliner "City of Denver". He's still tell-
ing people where to get off. Bob Davisson
and Gerry Cossman are swimming instruc-
tors at the University of Garden Plain.
Speaking of spaghetti, Joan Stuart lost a
high-salaried job at the new Italian restau-
rant reading tea leaves. Her fortunes weren't
very good. The "Winky, Blinky, and Nod"
Circus, owned and operated by Eugene Blink
just pulled into town. Gene was there with
his long line of wild animals, and George
Walter was there with his long line, too. Don
Ryder is now owner of the "Eat and Weep"
chicken feed corporation. I've heard it said
that Ryder eats like a chicken too, a peck at
a time. His old girl, Donna Jones is in the
Dave Woods, Don Ryder, Robert Venema,
and Daniel Leahy in track. Phyllis Maring
was the cheerleader from our class.
I think it will be a long time before we
forget having our Senior Class pictures tak-
en, receiving our class rings, initiating the
freshman, the many hours spent working on
the Static, Senior dinner at the Legion Home,
work on the Annual, F. H. A. and F. F. A.
Fairs, and Student Council programs. There
are so many things to remember in these
four years, that it is impossible to include
everything that each person remembers.
As we come to the close of our Senior
year, we hope no member of the class will
'forget the many good times we shared as
members of the "Class of 1950". We are
sorry to leave, but we will often return in
spirit to F. C. H. S. Remember Seniors,
you're on your own now with no teachers to
guide you along, so we should be grateful for
what the teachers have done for us.
bakery business. She's really making the
dough. Pat Wray has finally learned to play
the piano like Tchaikovsky. Both hands.
Richard Sissing binds mummies at the Chi-
cago Museum. He's all wrapped up in his
work. Jeanette Temple recently took a
course in beauty culture. She 'glamored' for
attention. Mae Hoogheem and Emily Ann
Coyne are co-owners of the "Stuffy Storage"
Battery Company. No charging allowed.
George Hill turned to professional swim-
ming for a living. After having much early
success, he attempted to swim from France
to England. He failed, however, whereupon
he decided to conduct his efforts through dif-
ferent channels. Leo Casey resigned his
position as a guitar player in the "Fulton
Alumnus Pep Band". Too many strings at-
tached. He plans on attempting to swim the
English Channel so that the good town of
Fulton won't be humiliated after George
Hill's failure. Apparently he thinks it will
be a long grind, because he is taking his
trunks along. David Woods and Linda Lloyd
are riding merrily down the road of life, but
she's still doing the driving. Mel Letcher is
now heavyweight wrestling champion of the
world. "Letch" fights just like a hydraulic
jack, he always gives his opponents a lift.
Roland Swanson was in the carpet business,
but it got too rugged. Loretta Bos and Jane
Miller are now owners of the "All-Purpose"
Truck Line. They haul any big freight.
Gary Dykstra turned out to be a psychiatrist
in a pottery factory. He examines the crack-
ed pots. Johanna Voss married a lumber-
jack from the north woods and now has eight
little slivers. Millie VanZuiden is still on
the loose. She's got a mind just like a bache-
lor's bed - never made up. Dick DeGunther
is now a pitcher for the Brooklyn Bums. He
always was pretty good at throwing it.
Jeanne Rus married the manager of a steel
corporation and now has two little "Rustys".
Going with Jeanne made you feel like a pearl.
You were just another one of the string.
Gene Temple had his thumbs amputated this
morning so that he wouldn't have to pay
thumb tax. Jack Quaintance is now Ser-
geant-at-Arms in the U. S. Senate.
Well, I guess I'll turn on the radio and
see if I can get some news. - Good evening
friends, this is Station PHEW bringing you
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And now the news. Chicago is being honored
tonight by the presence of LaVerne Hoog-
heem at the Aragon Ball room with his fam-
ous "Boomer's Bloomers"g an all-girl band.
Lois Balk today announced her forthcoming
marriage to Swooney Cable. This will be
Miss Balk's fourth marriage. Joyce Flik-
kema has been hired as physical education
Senior Class Prophecy, cont.
teacher at State Pen-er-I mean Penn State.
Evelyn Wiebenga is back on the job after a
Mediterranean cruise. She's giving walking
lessons to young women, and walking papers
to young men. Daniel Leahy, world famous
stunt driver in the "Daredevil Auto Show",
has walked out on the company which op-
erates the show. His job just wasn't what it
was cracked up to be. Phyl Maring was ap-
pointed head of the lingerie department at
Marshall Fields and Company. We hope
business isn't slipping. Harper Harvey be-
came a confectionery store owner. He soon
bought numerous stores throughout the coun-
try and became owner of a large confec-
tionery chain. He is now a malted-million-
aire. Norma Koenes, Dorothy Kooi, and Wil-
ma Prins were hired to test the new bed mat-
tresses made by the "Big Bounce" Bed Cor-
poration. They are acting as undercover
agents. The newest thing on the market is
a little something by designer Bob Venema,
called "Western Unions". Don't be alarmed
folks, it's only cowboy underwear. In the
National Elections of the Lonely Hearts Club
today, Fred Mohrman was elected president
and. Eugene Diephuis treasurer. Howard
Rowland has been missing for three weeks
now. He was last seen headed. FLASHQ
Tom Woods became the winner of the
World's Pocket Pool Tournament late this
afternoon. Somebody stole Tom's cue just
before the final round, so he talked his op-
ponent out of the championship. - Signing
off till next year, this is Wilted Winchell
wishing the Fulton students loads of luck in
their new high school.
Senior Class Will
To Joe Naftzger, I, Boomer Hoogheem,
leave that bent piece of pipe I call a trom-
bone, because he has plenty to blow.
I, Pat Wray, do bequeath my skating
ability to Neil Housenga, but not my skates.
To Lois Hoff, I, Jeane Rus, do will my
troubles with boys and teachers.
I, Henry Kramer, do bequeath my curly
hair to Bob Blean, in the hopes that it helps
him get a girl.
I, Danny Leahy, do leave my superior
ability in athletics to my buddy Jimmy Wes-
sels, hoping he uses it to better advantage.
I, Melvin Letcher, do leave my position
as linebacker on the football team to Harlan
To Leona Housenga, I, Dorothy Kooi, do
leave my worries over my studies.
I, Phyl Miller, do leave my chore of
milking the cows at 5 A. M. to Paula Buik-
ema, knowing she has plenty of pulley.
To Gene Drennen, I, Eugene Temple,
leave my ability to command the attention
of the opposite sex.
I, Joyce Flikkema, leave my innumer-
able boy friends to Berniece Kinney.
I, Donna Jones, leave my slim figure to
I, Cliff Johnson, do bequeath my lop-
sided Chevrolet Cdue to Nancyl to John Blod-
gett and Betty Ven Huizen.
My good grades in Physics, I, Richard
Sissing, do bequeath to Harlan Housenga.
P. S. I hope you understand Luke's slap-stick
To Charlie Flikkema and Cecil Dykstra.
I, Dave Woods, leave the task of helping my
girl Linda Lloyd for the next three years, in
the hopes that by that time she will grad-
We, Eugene Blink and Johanna Voss, do
hereby leave and glad of it.
We, Elmer Boonstra, Bob Dykema, Gary
Dykstra, and Fred Mohrman, do bequeath
our positions on the boys' quintet to Wilbur
Wiersema, Wayne Petersen, Leon Wassenaar,
and Jerry Wiebenga.
We, Roland Swanson and Eugene Diep-
huis, do hereby leave our quiet attitude to-
ward life to Norman Burns and Marguerite
We, Loretta Bos and Jane Miller, do
hereby leave our truck drivers to Loretta
Housenga and Phyl Engelkins.
To Tom Yopst, I, Tom Woods, do leave
my skill in pool, because he's behind the
8-ball most of the time.
I, Earle Lawton, do hereby will mygood
grades in school to Charm Decker.
We, Jerry Cossman and Bob Davisson, do
bequeath our knowledge of electricity to
Peggy Fuller, hoping she gets a charge out
of it. -
I, Phyllis Maring, do hereby leave my
position as cheerleader to Geneva DeWitt.
To Marlene Housenga, I, Evie Wiebenga,
do bequeath my diamond so Dick DeGunther
won't have to send to Monkey Wards for
To Betty Kruse, I, Bob Venema, leave
50 lbs. of weight to help her handle Hill.
I, Lois Balk, do bequeath my position on
the National Honor Society to Arnie Prest-
I, Millie Van Zuiden, do leave my timid
emotions to Mardell Nelson.
I, Donald Erwin Ryder, do hereby will
all my troubles with Donna Jones, to Art
Sikkema and Kenny Norman because I know
it will take two to handle them.
We, Norma Koenes and Wilma Prins,
do leave our pleasing personalities to Betty
Dykstra to go with her figure.
I, George Hill, do leave my favorite
parking place in the cemetery to Cliff Cran-
dall and Francis Smith because it will take
two to occupy it.
To Jackie Brondyke, I, Hazel Anderson,
do bequeath my diamond just in case Donnie
Snyder doesn't come through.
To Rush Wilkens, we Jack Quaintance
and Howard Rowland, do bequeath our abil-
ity to get along with teachers.
I, Harper Harvey, do leave my long arms
to Wilma Decker to help her get around the
We, Mae Hoogheem, Joan Stuart, and
Jeanette Temple, do leave our combined love
for Mr. Swanson to Francis Kustes. She'll
I, Richard Fagan, do leave my quiet, calm
mannerisms to Arlene Balk.
I, Emily Coyne, leave my troubles with
English to Lois Balk and Phyl Muur.
To Bobby Rowland, I, Leo Casey leave
my corn-cob pipe and corn silk, if he's man
enough to stand it.
To Willard Kraft, I, George Walter, leave
my Annual Staff duties in the hopes that he
is more capable of satisfying the requisites
of the sponsors.
FRONT ROW-M. Braun, B. Dykstra, L. Houzenga, L. Hoff, P. Fuller.
SECOND ROW-G. DeWitt, H. Balk, C.Flikkema, C. Dykstra, N. Houzenga, J. Wessels, M. Houzenga
THIRD ROW-J. Brondyke, N. Burns, P. Engelkens, A. Balk, L. Bulk, W. Decker, P. Buikema.
BACK ROW-L. Housenga, J. Blodgett, R. Blean, H. Housenga, C. Crandall, G. Grennen, Miss Slay-
Junior Class Officers
FIRST ROW-B. Kinney, B. Kruse, P. Engelkcns, L. Bulk.
FRONT ROW4M. Nelson, P. Jones, J. Letcher, F. Kustus, M. Norman.
SECOND ROWf.I. Wiebenira, L. Wassenaar, W. Kraft, J. Naftzger, A. Sikkema, R. Rowland, B. Stutler.
THIRD ROW-P. Muur, B. Ven Huizen, B. Kinney, J. Williams, P. Pidde.
FOURTH ROW-K. Norman, F. Smith, R. NVikens, VV. Petersen, W. Wiersema, Mr. De Nvlld4SDOllS
Junior Class I-lisiory
The first time we Juniors got together
as upper classmen was September 9, 1949. At
this meeting we elected the officers for the
coming year. They are Berniece Kinney,
presidentg Lois Balk, vice-presidentg Betty
Kruse, secretary, Phyllis Englekins, treas-
urerg Phyllis Engelkins and Cliff Crandall,
Student Council representatives. Our class
sisolrasors are Miss Slaymaker and Coach De-
On January 21 our all school party was
given. Dancing and games were played. We
had several bake sales and sold hats to the
Pep Club as a source of getting money to give
the "Best J r.-Sr. Prom" ever.
February 13 was a great day for us. We
ordered our class rings. Now we can't Wait
to get them.
Junior class members who are represented
in the band are: Marguerite Norman, Fran-
ces Kustes, Lois Balk, Cliff Crandall, Harlan
Balk, Charles Flikkema, Art Sikkema, Leon
Wassenaar, and Jerry Wiebenga.
Cliff Crandall, Francis Smith, Rush Wil-
kens, Leon Wassenaar, and Jimmy Wessels
did their share during the basketball season.
As football players we had Francis Smith,
Jim Wessels, Joe Naftzger, Gene Drennen,
Charles Flikkema, John Blodgett, Rush Wil-
kens, Cliff Crandall, Tom Yopst, and Bob
Betty Kruse was the football queen at-
tendant and reigned as queen over the Ful-
fLeft to Rightl
ROW 1-N. Baird, M. Dykstra, N. Leibert, R. Feldt, J. Beach.
ROW 2-J. Bielema, H. Hill, M. Fagan, B. Baker, D. Jamison, D. Bush, M. Leavens, A. Glenn, B. Dykhuis.
ROW 3-L. Flynn, K. Fanderclai, F. Fiet, K. Balk, A. DeWeerdt, D. Loftus J. Fuller, D. Cross.
ROW 4-E. Kolk, L. Kettler, J. Kopenga, R. Flinn, D. Housenga, J. Frazier, J. Jones, Mr. Vance, sponsor.
Sophomore Class Uflicers
FIRST ROW-F. Fiet, R. Flinn, K. Fanderclai, J. Bielema.
Sophomore Class History
The Sophs have not been idle in the way
of extra activities. Many showed interest
in sports, band, and chorus.
The boys who participated in football
this year are Don Snyder and Vernon Sik-
kema, who played on the varsity team, and
T. Snyder, L. Kettler, F. Fiet, D. Wiersema,
B. Ziegler, U. Wiersema, R. Temple, G. Wier-
sema, J. Bielema, D. Loftus, B. Flinn, G. Voss,
A. Temple, G. Mickleson, J. Voss, R. Muur,
J. Fuller, and J. Schuler went out for Fresh-
Ron Temple made a good showing of
his basketball skill with the Steamers this
year. The Soph boys who played on the In-
dian team are J. Bielema, G. Voss, L. Kettler,
T. Snyder, B. Flinn, A. DeWeerdt, D. Wier-
sema, D. Loftus, C. Rogers, and V. Sikkema.
The boys out for track are J. Bielema, L.
Kettler, D. Snyder, H. Hill, T. Snyder, D.
Loftus, G. Voss, D. Wiersema, F. Fiet, A.
DeWeerdt, R. Temple, B. Flinn, G. Mickleson,
G. Wiersema, J. Schuler, and V. Sikkema,
who is manager. A
Those taking chorus are Noreen Marx
tLeft to Rightj
ROW 1-E. Petersen, L. Medendorp, B. Shipma, L. Sterenberg, N. Marx, H. Wiebenga.
ROW 246. Vander Bleek, E. Wilkens, B. Van Zuiden, I. Renkes, J. Voss, G. Wiersema, B. Van Kampen,
U. Wiersema. V
ROW 3--Miss Ryner, Sponsor, R. Maring, A. Temple, C. Rogers, J. Schuler, G. Mickelson, B. Van
Houten. M. Van Zuiden.
ROW 4-R. Muur, D. Wiersema, R. Temple, T. Snyder, R. Temple, R. Ziegler, G. Voss, D. Snyder.
Sophomore Class History
Joyce Beach, Bonnie Baker, Margy Leavens,
Ruth Feldt, Marian Fagan, Edith Petersen,
Lois Sterenberg, Irma Renkes, Betty Dyk-
huis, John Frazier, and Jack Voss. Edith
Petersen and Lois Sterenberg are in the sex-
The sophs in the high school band are
John Frazier, clarinet, Jack Voss, Retta Mar-
ing, Helen Wiebenga, Maxine VanZuiden,
and Ed Kolk, percussion, Carl Rogers, bari-
tone, Gerry Voss, trombone, and Don Loftus,
Ruth Feldt was chosen as our sophomore
attendant to the football queen and also as
attendant to the track queen.
We are coming to the end of our sopho-
more year, and I know we are all looking for-
ward to our junior year, a year we are upper
classmen, but not the year we have to leave
F. H. S.
The sophomores came into the school
building with assurance. It wasn't like last
year when we didn't know where to go or
what to do. We feel as if we belong to Ful-
ton High now.
The class officers were soon elected.
They were: Kenneth Fanderclai, President,
Joel Bielema, Vice President, Bob Flinn, Sec-
retary, and Fred Fiet, Treasurer. Class clues
were set at 50c a semester. Our class advi-
sors are Miss Ryner and Mr. Vance.
In October the class decided to have a
hayrack ride just for its members. Don Wier-
sema and Fred Fiet furnished the transporta-
tion. The party started at the school, and
we went for a ride in the country which end-
ed up at the Barrel Pit. Hot dogs and pop
were then devoured by the hungry sophs.
Another ride was enjoyed, and we headed
back to town. A few people fell off the hay-
racks now and then, but all was fun.
Our sophomore class gave their all-
school party on March 24. The theme was
"The Old Barn Dance". As the guests enter-
ed the Coliseum through the swinging barn
gates, they were confronted by the soft glow
of red lanterns and the musty smell of hay
and old leather. The farm set which center-
ed the refreshment table completed the au-
thenticity of the scene. The students enter-
ed into the square dances, which were di-
rected by Mrs. Fagan, and soon made the "Old
Barn" shake as they slid and stomped through
the calls of the dances. Singing, games and
social dancing was also enjoyed, as were the
LEFT T0 RIGHT-FIRST Row-s. Miller, s. Koenes, B. Pannell, B. schipper, M. Parker, A. otteiisf
SECOND ROW-A. Schuler, A. Tiesman, R. Wiebenga, B. Riordon, R. Ven Huizen, C. Walter, E. Leibert,
THIRD ROW-Miss Carlson, sponsor, D. Tiesman, H. Snyder, M. Remery, M. Van Zuiden, R. Stuart,
I. Wray, L. Swanson, D. Vlfiersema.
FOURTH ROW-W. Peska, R. Prins, M. Sterenberg, P. Norman, D. Venema, J. Williams, D. Van
Zuiden, M. Temple.
Freshmen Class Officers
FRONT ROXV-E. Balk, M. Parker.
SECOND ROW-S. Miller.
Freshmen Class History
The Freshmen made their first becom-
ing appearance at F. H. S. on September 6,
1949. The spacious study hall with ever so
many seats gave us no warm reception, and
we wondered how we'd ever be able to find
our own seats.
Then came initiation. The girls were to
adorn thmselves in men's green socks, peer
shyly from men's bibbed Coveralls, on back-
wards, and a green stripped shirt forcing its
ridiculous appearance here and there. The
girl's dainty feet were roped or corded in
plow shoes. The boys wore ladies green
hatsg green skirts with jeans rolled up to
display their ladies' sheer black hose. To
top off everything, they had to wear a green
stripped pajama top. At the end of the day
our arms felt as if not only did we carry our
books and the Seniorsg but it felt as if we had
to carry the sophomore's and junior's books
At night after making sure we were red
in the face from lipstick, the Seniors let us in
the Coliseum, only to be found guilty in the
Senior court. Each Freshmen had to pay his
penalty. If he didn't pay his penalty he got
the hot seat. Some got the electric chair as
LEFT TO RIGHT-FIRST ROW-D. Brondy
Eads, M. Graham, A. Dyke, G. Heun, J. Baker,
SECOND ROW-A. Euglekingf. F. Carlsen, G. Hoese, C. Bailey, R. Ebheri, M. Ammon, B. Bielema, E. Balk.
THIRD ROW-K. Huizengra, R. Hamstra, B. Bramley, L. Bonneur, D. Hofesinger, H. Hook, S. Baird.
FOURTH ROWAI. Hoogrheem, A. Foster, L. Boelkens, A. Eissens, D. Ardapple, V. Borgstrom, W.
Angefse, Mrs. Chamberlain, sponsor.
Freshmen Class History
Our first meeting was held on Septem-
ber 8. The following officers were elected:
LaVern Boelkens - President
Shirley Miller - Vice-President
Evelyn Balk - Secretary
Marjorie Parker - Treasurer
Darlene Tiesman - Student Council
Irwin Hoogheem - Student Council
On April 4, Shirley Miller was elected
attendant for the football queen and on May
P. Norm an
3, an attendant to the queen of the Fulton
On October 20, 1949 we won 331.50 as sec-
ond prize money in a skit for the Homecom-
ing. Also we won a prize in the Fall Festival
parade for the float we entered from our
English Classes. "Courtesy Week" was the
On May 5 the Freshmen had a big suc-
cessful all school party. Everyone had a
Now for the Freshmen sports. Those
that have gone out for sports are:
LaVerne Boelkins D. Mickey
I. Hoogheem V. Borgstrom
R. Hamstra G. Hoese
C. 'Walters A. Eissens
J. Flannery L. Bonneur
R. Holisinger P. Norman
W. Anglese J . Rogers
5-Faculty meeting. Fate of the Fulton
Truants was discussed pro and con.
7-School starts. Cheers and groans.
Seniors cheer and Frosh groan. Some
Seniors are glad to be back particu-
larly Marlene and Dick, some Fresh-
men too, Irwin and Sylvia.
16-First football game of the 49-50 sea-
son. We lost. Need we say more?
27-Freshmen initiation. Electrocutions,
tortures and the revalation that Miss
Watson can't carry a tune. Her dad
could though he was a piano mover.
30-First home game. First victory of the
season. We were on the ball then.
7-We played our traditional rivals, Mor-
rison and were all set to repeat the
feat of the year before but were glad
to settle for a tie at the end of the
game. Seniors came to school all
dressed up in their Sunday finery.
The occasion: Senior pictures were
taken the 6th and 7th.
20-21-The teachers went from an institution
to an institute Cteacher viewl. Stu-
dents were paroled for good behavier.
21-Homecoming game. Phyllis Miller
reigned as queen and the sky just
rained period. We played Polo and
25-F. H. A. Picnic. Good time was had
27-Latin Club Picnic at Eagle Point Park.
We can still see Mr. Swanson chasing
Berneice Kinney around the table be-
cause she wouldn't let him have any
more potato chips.
- 4-Our last game of the season. We
played Savanna and needless to say,
15-Frosh skating party at Savanna.
More hard feelings.
18-19-Senior Class Play. "The ,Perfect
Idiot". George Walter had the lead.
Why not, he was the perfect fit.
22-First basketball game of the season.
We played Clinton and lost.
23-25--Thanksgiving vacation. The faculty
gave it and we thanked them.
25-First home game. We lost to Dixon.
29-F. H. A. Initiation. We never did get
what the rolling pins were for.
2-Band Concert. The band did very
well, as usual.
8--G. A. A. Steak Fry. Everyone took
9-Latin Club Party. Miss McNamara
sang a solo and Thomas F. Swanson
honored them with a piano solo. He
played it all by himself.
20-Christmas Choral Concert. Never
thought they would get through "The
Night Before Christmas". It was only
23-Jan. 3rd 119501-Ah! fsighj Christ-
mas Vacation. Best part of the whole
27-30-Mt. Carroll Invitational Holiday Bas-
ketball Tournament. Third in '48.
Second in '49, First in --?
JANUARY ' MARCH
19-20-Semester Exams. What a thing to be
mentioned in the same section as
25-Senior Class Party at the Legion
Home. What a shindig. We had a
wonderful time even though the Boys
Quintet sang. Miss Watson won the
28-F. H. A. and F. F. A. Carnival. Re-
member the shows? If so tell about
'em cause we didn't get to see them.
Teachers Institute at Prophetstown.
We lost the game, too bad, but we
can't win them all.
16-Group pictures taken. Remember
the kids stood around in the halls and
counted up how many pictures they
were to appear in?
23-Speech Club presented a round table
discussion on T. B. Miss Kirk added
27-March 3-Basketball regional tourna-
ment at Mt. Carroll. We also ran.
6-Ouch! T. B. tests given.
9--Whew! Nothing happens this time
just the reading of the T. B. tests.
-"To be or not to be, that is the ques-
tion." To go is the infinitive though
and that is what the senior class did.
They went and saw "Hamlet" at the
21-Cheese it! the brains. National Honor
-Hail the conquering heroes. The solo-
ists and ensembles returned from the
Hanover District Contest for Solos
and Ensembles. They received 19
firsts with 19 entries.
28-Illowa Band Concert. What a day.
Boomer was singing "The Johnson
ftwinj Rag" for a week afterwards.
1-District Band Contest at Hanover. It
ivvas April Fool's Day but our band
didn't get fooledg ours got first.
Easter Vacation. What a day. The
Easter Bunny was here, but all the
eggs we found were frozen.
11-Illowa Choral Festival at Savanna. It
was a very interesting day for Mohr-
man. He slept every minute he could.
17-Anchors Away and Come to Black-
burn! The seniors heard talks by a
Naval Recruiting Officer and a repre-
sentative from Blackburn University.
19-Davenport Relays. Fulton is the de-
fending champions -- Qcheck up on
21-22-Junior Class Play - "Galloping
Ghosts". We heard two ghosts talk-
ing the other night. One said to the
other ghost, "Do you really think
there are such things as human be-
25-Fulton Relays. Our boys shone that
night. Betty Kruse was Queen of the
25-29-State Band Contest at Champaign-
Urbana. Ah, Boy, that's what the
band members have been waiting for
since last time.
5-La De Da "A Van Eck". The art class
went to Chicago Art Gallerys, and the
Home Ec girls went to Marshall
6-Gateway Classics at Clinton, Iowa.
10-Freshmen-Sophomore Relays at Mor-
12--Shades of General Grant, The Amer-
ican History Class went to the mu-
seum in Galena, Illinois.
13-District Track meet at Rock Island.
16-Illowa Conference track meet at Ster-
17-Fresh-Soph Illowa Conference track
meet at Sterling.
10-Combined Band and Choral Concert.
20--State Track Meet at Champaign.
26-Junior-Senior Prom. What a niteg or
should I say morning. We've been
waiting for this all year.
30-Vacation. Memorial Day. Calm be-
fore the storm.
1-2-The storm, groans and grunts. Semes-
ter exams, need we say more?
4-Bacculaureate service. Very impres-
sive, it got us ready for the time to
6-At last. We've waited 12 long years
for this and now that its here we wish
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National Honor Society
FIRST ROW'-R. DeGunther, L. Balk, R. Venema, D. Kooi, Miss Carlson, sponsor.
SECOND ROW- B. Kinney, G. VValter, L. Hoqgheem, R. VVilkens, H. Rowland, L. Lloyd.
Although in 'previous years the National
Honor Society was chosen only from the grad-
uating class, this year two members of the
junior class were also chosen. One of the
reasons for this choice was to have active
members next year who will know something
about the activities that are carried on. This
year fifteen per cent of the senior class or
eight members and five per cent of the jun-
ior class or two members were chosen. The
other ten per cent of the junior class will be
chosen next year. The candidates must pos-
sess four qualities: Service, Leadership,
Character, and Scholarship.
The initiation of the new members was
held March 21, at the Fulton Community
High, School. The initiation was conducted
by James Mohrman, Betty Jo Slaymaker,
Jane Mohrman, Robert Isenhart, Joyce Tem-
ple tHuizengaJ, Doris Kooi, and Irma Hoog-
heem. The speaker was Mr. Robert Whitnall
of Lyons High School. Miss Carlson is the
advisor of the Fulton National Honor So-
The new members are:
Howard Rowland '
FIRST ROW-H. Rowland, P. Wray. L. Balk, Mr. Henderson, sponsor.
SECOND ROW-D. Tiesman, M. Fagan, B. Ven Huizen, P. Miller, W. Decker, P. Engelkens, J. Stuart,
THIRD ROW-J. Cossman, I. Hoogheem, C. Johnson, R. Sissimr, G. Drennen, C. Crandall, L. Kettler,
The Student Council is made up of six-
teen members, two from each class, one from
each organization, and four executive mem-
bers. The officers for the year were as fol-
lows: President, Pat Wrayg Vice-President,
Cliff Crandallg Secretary, Lois Balkg Treas-
urer, Howard Rowland. The other members
were Nancy Abbott, Clifford Johnson, Phyl
lVliller, Don Ryder, Joan Stuart, Betty Ven
Huizen, Phyl Engelkins, LeRoy Kettler, Gene
Drennen, Darlene Tiesman, Irwin Hoogheem,
and Wilma Decker.
This group has sponsored many things
this year, the Christmas Party, the Home-
coming and Dance, and many Student Coun-
cil programs. Lt. Whittaker with his inter-
esting talk about his war experiences, a pian-
ist, singer, the magician team, and others
were enjoyed by many of the students.
Two of the projects this year, which
were discussed, were the standards for en-
rollment in our school clubs and re-organiza-
tion of the Student Council, so it might be
more successful in years to come.
G. A. A. t
fLeft to Rizlhtj
ROW I -L. Flynn, I. Eads, P. Wray, P. Buikema, M. I-Iouzenga, H. Snyder, M. Van Zuiden, R. Cossman.
ROW II -N. Baird, J. Baker, M. Kidwell, L. Lloyd, B. Kruse, P. Miller, H. VViehenp:a, J. Stuart, Miss
Schlintz. D. Tiesman, I. Wray, S. Baird.
ROW III-E. Wilkens, R. Feldt, B. Van Houten, J. Brondyke. B. Kinney, L. Hoff, M. Dykstra, M. Parker,
G. Heun, M. Fagan, B. Baker.
ROW IV -M. Leavens, J, Beach, N. Burns, S. Miller, N. Koenes, B. Van Zuiden, P. Maringr, S. Koenes.
P. Emxelkens, R. Mating, B. Van Huizen.
ROW V -J. Pidde, D. Van Zuiden, L. Balk, F. Kustes, J. Letcher, N. Marx, B. Dykhuis, B. Bielema,
M. Van Zuiden, W. Peska, I. Renkes.
ROW VI -N. Abbott, L, Sternberg, M. Norman, C. Bailey, E. Petersen. M. Sterenberg, M. Nelson, L.
Iiousem.-rn, E. Wiehemra. J. Rus, M. Hoogheem.
The Girls' Athletic Association has been
very active this year. Its principal objective
is to teach its members the fundamentals of
the games and to promote good sportsman-
This past year many good times have
been enjoyed together. The basketball tour-
nament was climatic. The activities were:
Basketball tournaments, play day, Wiener
roast, and a swimming party.
All girls worked for points in order to
get numerals and letters.
Officers for the year were:
President ,.,,.... -.- . ..... Phyllis Miller
Vice-President .... ....... B etty Kruse
Secretary-Treasurer Helen Wiebenga
Points Manager .... .... L inda Lloyd
Student Council Representative, J can Stuart
Sponsor ..... .... M iss Schlintz
. l B. A. A.
I -J. Blodgett, H. Hill, H. Balk, Mr. Henderson, Sponsor, G. Hill, C. Johnson, R. DeGunt.her,
Mr. DeWild, Sponsor, J. Schuler, D. Loftus, J. Voss.
II -J. Fuller, A. Temple, F. Fiet, T. Yopst, C. Walter, G. Hoese, J. Bielemu, A. DeVVee1'dt, J
Wessels, C. Rogers, L. Bonneur, R. Hamstra, G. Mickelson.
III-B. Rowland, A. Schuler, G. Wiersema, C. Flikkema, L. Wassenaar, U. Wiersema, D. Ryder,
D. Leahy, D. Snyder, R. Fagan, L. Casey, L. Kettler.
IV -J. Naftzger, I. Hoogheem, D. Ardapple, C. Crandall, P. Norman, D. Woods, A. Eissens
R. Muur, G. Voss, G. Brennen, G. W'alter.
V --F. Smith, R. Flinn, R. Dykema, R. Temple, T. Snyder, H. Harvey, R. Venema, R. Blean
M. Letcher, G. Blink, R. Vlfilkens, D. Wiersema.
RONV I -Mr. DeNVild, T. Yopst, J. Naftzger, A. Temple, J. Bielema, Mr. Henderson.
ROW II fJ. Wessels, D. Ryder, D. Snyder, D. Woods, D. Fagan, G. Hill, C. Johnson.
ROW III-G. Walter, L. Casey, C. Crandall, G. Drennen, G. Blink, R. Vllilkens.
ROW 'IV -D. DeGunther, F. Smith, B. Venenm, H. Harvey, M. Letcher, B. Dykema, J. Blodgett.
F. I-I. A.
QLeft to Rightj
ROW 1 -R. Cossman, A. Faber, N. Leibert, I. Wray, B. Pannell, L. Flynn, I. Eads, H. Snyder.
ROW II -J. Stuart, B. Van Houten, R. Feldt, L. Lloyd, N. Burns, P. Engelkens, L. Balk, W. Decker,
Miss Slaymaker, sponsor, D. Tiesman, S. Baird, H. Hook.
ROW III-N. Baird, A. Ottens, M. Graham, J. Baker, M. Kidwell, B. Ven Huizen, B. Baker, M. Fagan,
M. Dykstra, M. Parker, J. Beach, E. Wilkens, P. Wray.
ROVV IV -P. Muur, S. Miller, E. Balk, I. Renkes, P.Maring, P. Miller, B. Schipper, M. Van Zuiden,
N. Koenes, B. Ven Huizen, G. Heun, M. Leavens, A. Balk.
ROW V -J. Pidde, M. Van Zuiden, L. Balk, M. Hoogheem, J. Rus, N. Marx, L. Sterenberg, D. Hanson,
E. Wiebenga, N. Abbott, A. Dyke, W. Peska, M. Dykstra.
ROW VI -M. Nelson, L. Housenga, K. Dykstra, G. DeWitt, D. Kooi, E. Petersen, M. Sterenbcrg, C.
Bailey, J. Williams, W. Prins, M. Norman, B. Shipma, D. Brondyke.
The F. H. A. consists of girls who have
taken Home Economics courses at least one
year. They hold regular meetings once a
This year they selected as their officers:
President, Phyllis Engelkinsg vice-president.
Lois Balk Jr., secretary, Linda Lloydg treas-
urer, Norma Burnsg chapter Mother, Mrs.
Clarence Balkg student council representa-
tive, Wilma Decker. Miss Slaymaker guides
and sponsors the F. H. A. girls in their work.
To start the year the F. H. A. had a float
in the Fall Festival parade and won second
prize. On October 25 a wiener roast was held
at the Slaymaker farm. Mr. Slaymaker pro-
vided for the transportation in his truck and
On December 6 the Freshman initiation
was held in the Homemaking building dur-
ing noon hour with the sophomore girls and
the officers in charge. Refreshments were
served. During the day they had to wear an
apron and carry a kitchen utensil. They also
were given red and white pledge ribbons to
On January 28, the Third Annual F. H.
A. and F. F. A. Fair was held at the Coliseum.
There were decorated booths announcing
games, movies, food, and baked goods. Phyl-
lis Miller and Howard Rowland were crown-
ed as the most popular girl and boy. They
were elected by the votes in which everyone
could take part.
On March 11 about fifteen girls went to
the F. H. A. Spring Rally at Polo. In May
the F. H. A. saw state slides of the F. H. A.
camp, which Phyllis Engelkins and Miss
Slaymaker attended in August.
One of the projects of the F. H. A. was
selling pin cushions.
F. F. A.
ROW I -J. Schuler, R. Muur, F. Smith, H. Rowland, B. Rowland, F. Fiet, M. Van Zuiden.
ROW II fK. Huizenga, R. Hamstra, L. Swanson, B. Bramley, K. Fanderclni, R. Ven Huizen, G.
Mickelson, L. Bonneur, D. Holesinger, N. Houzenga, M. Ammon.
ROW III4A. Schuler, J. Bielema, C. Flikkema, R. Sissing, E. Diephuis, J. Flannery, D. Mickey, V. Borg-
strom, U. Wiersema, A. Tiesman, A. Temple.
ROW IV -D. Snyder, R. Ebbers, D. Venema, A. Eissens, B. Venema, D. NViersemn, R. Temple, E.
Temple, P. Norman, A. Anglese, A. Foster.
to the degree of Chapter Farmer, the Offi-
cers' Leadership Training School, which is
held for the purpose of training better lead-
ers in F. F. A. chapters, the F. F. A. and F.
H. A. Fair, and also field trips, soil testing,
milk testing, farm machinery repair and
painting, a picnic, and a judging team to
The Fulton Chapter of Future Farmers
of America started the school year of 1949
with the knowledge and interest to learn
more about the future in farming. The chap-
ter also takes great pride in practicing the
motto, which is:
Learning to do
Doing to learn
Earning to live
Living to serve
This year proved to be full of many
worth-while activities and projects for the
organization. Among these, there are the
formal initiation of the freshmen to "Green
Hands" and the raise of former Green Hands
Officers for 1949-50 are: President, How-
ard Rowlandg Vice-President, Francis Smith,
Secretary, Russ Muurg Treasurer, Robert
Rowland, Student Council representative,
Richard Sissingg Watch Dog, Don Snyder.
Mr. Harold Vance is the new and capable
sponsor of the group.
Latin Club g
FIRST ROW-H. Housenga, B. Kruse, B. Kinney, B. Dykema, L. Hoogheem, R. Wilkens, Mr. Swsnaon,
SECOND ROW-P. Buikema, H. VViebenga, J. Jones, E. Petersen, J. Letcher, B. Bielema, N. Marx,
M. Van Zuiden.
THIRD ROW-L. Hoff, S. Koenes, A. Engleking, F. Carlson, C. Rogers, B. Riordon, R. Stuart, M. Leavens.
FOURTH ROW-C. Walter, G. Hoese, E. Kolk, G. Voss, R. Flinn, J. Kopenga, I. Hoogheem, D. Ardapple.
The Mostellaria Latin Club was organ-
ized in the fall of "49" for the purpose of pro-
moting common interest for the Latin stu-
dents of this school, to further the interest
of Latin, and to provide a social outlet for the
Membership is limited to the students
who have taken or are taking Latin. The
meetings of this club were held once a month.
The first meeting consisted of the election of
officers as follows:
lst Semester 2nd Semester
Dux Berniece Kinney Bob Dykema
Legatus " Bob Dykema LaVerne Hoogheem
Scribus Lois Hoff ' Betty Kruse
Coactus-Pecuniae Rush Wilkens Rush Wilkens
Centurion Harlan Housenga Harlan Housenga
Sponsor: Mr. Swanson
Then came the night of the party. About
4:00 o'clock everyone was hurrying to get the
decorations and everything set up on time.
Although there was little time for prepara-
tion, the party was a success. The gym was
decorated in streamers of green and white
with balloons flying in space. Entertainment
consisted of social dancing, games, songs by
the Junior Sextet and a couple of Latin tunes
by Laverne Hoogheem, Irwin Hoogheem, and
Jerry Voss. Last of all came the delicious re-
freshments of pop, ice-cream, cake, and fin-
ally the gnawing of different colored pop-
FIRST ROW-D. WVoods, M. Hoogheem, J. Flikkema, E. Temple, G. i-Iills, R. DeGunther, P. Wray.
SECONDDROIQW-C. Johnson, E. Boonstra, F. Mohrman, Mr. Swanson, sponsor, H. Harvey, H. Kramer,
A new activity was introduced to our
high school this year when speech was of-
fered as a part of the curriculum. The thir-
teen students who became known as the
"Chatterbugs" under the leadership of Mr.
Swanson, began the year by writing the con-
stitution for the club. In this way we became
experienced in parliamentary procedure.
One of the activities of the year included
a special radio broadcast over station WSDR.
We gave a skit which was our part in the pro-
gram for National Education Week.
Our speech making activities during the
past year were valuable lessons, and it is hop-
ed that the success of this venture will es-
tablish a permanent speech department in
our high school.
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FRONT ROWMP. Miller. F. Mohrman, J. Temple.
SECOND ROWiJ. Beach, N. Burns, M. Leavens, A. Sikkema, M. Nelson, B. Kinney, P. Bnikemn.
BACK ROW-fN. Marx, M. Dykstra, B. Dykhuis, J. Kopengrn, J. Letcher, B. Bielema, E. Petersen.
The Library Club was busy this year
caring for the 100 new books which were
purchased. With Miss McNamara as their
leader, they rebound some of the old books
and rearranged the library for the conven-
ience of the students. Their main job has
been to act as librarians during study halls.
The student library staff has as its presi-
dent Fritz Mohrman and as secretary-treas-
urer Jeanette Temple. The staff is looking
forward to a busy year next year in the new
theft to Righty
FIRST ROWfH. Snyder, R. Cossman, S. Baird, L. Lloyd, B. Ven Huizen, M. Houzenga, Miss Schiintz,
sponsor, P. Buikema, D. Tiesman, L. Flynn.
SECOND ROW-B. Baker, M. Fagan, N. Baird, M. Van Zuiden, H. Wiebenga, J. Baker, A. Faber,
J. Brondyke, M. Parker, M. Dykstra. I. VVray.
THIRD ROW-B. Ven Huizen, F. Kustes, J. Beach, E. Balk, E. Petersen, P. Engelkens, L. Bulk, NV.
Decker, P. Fuller, L. Hoff.
FOURTH ROW-R. Marimz, P. Maring, P. Miller, J. Stuart, D. Bush, G. Bailey, E. Wiebenga, N. Marx.
J. Pidde, S. Koenes, S. Miller.
FIFTH ROW-J. Jones, B. Dykhuis, B. Bielem
Housenga, M. Van Zuiden, N. Burns.
CHEER! CHEER LOUD! CHEER LOUDER!
That is the motto of the Pep Club. The Pep Club
is one of the newest organizations at Fulton High
School. This club's purpose is to promote more
pep and spirit in school games and activities. Thus
Peska, J. Letcher, J. Williams, M. Nelson, L.
Officers also have been elected. They are: Linda
Lloyd, president, Marlene Housenga, vice-presi-
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far the Pep Club has had a few activities,
bake sales and group cheering at home
Snow I4V. Voss, D. Ardapple, D. Stuart, L. Hoogheem, L. Balk, M. Norman, L. Fraizer.
ROW II fE. Boonstra, C. Crandall, J. Cossman, C. Flikkema, D. Loftus, B. Dykema, J. V0sS, L.
Hoogheem. H. Balk.
The Pep Band, consisting of 15 members, was
under the direction of LaVerne Hoogheem. The
band played at all pep meetings and home basket-
ball games. They played the accompaniment for
a group of twirlers, under the direction of Mrs.
DeWi1d, at the halves of many home games. Also
a new feature of taking the Pep Band to all out-
of-town games was started.
The "Hungry Four", a German Band, made
up of LaVerne Hoogheem, Dick Stuart, John Fraz-
ier, and Don Loftus, played at several occasions
throughout the year. They were originally the
"Hungry Five", but one man starved.
Pep Club Cont. 1
dentg and Betty Ven Huizen, secretary-treasurer.
The club's sponsors are Miss Carlson and Miss
The Pep Club got its real start at our first
home football game. The students were all there,
but they Weren't sitting in a large group, so their
cheering was not heard. After this game the sit-
uation proceeded in much the same fashion until
the club was organized. Then at the last home
game a section for the Pep Club members was
roped off to help give it a fine start and a chance
for a bright future.
This club has sponsored three bake sales dur-
ing the school year. The money from these sales
was used to help pay for hats, which the Club
I Next year the Pep Club intends to purchase
uniforms to make it possible for them to march
on the football field and basketball court. The
uniform is to consist of: a hat, shoes, blouse, vest,
slacks, and possibly gloves of the same design
and color. The marching will consist of panto-
mine drills and stunts which will be worked out
by club members. Next year we are looking for-
ward to a larger membership, the new school, and
One student is all that was enrolled in
the Fulton Community High School Twirling
Corps this year. The title of "Drum Major-
ette" has been bestowed upon J eane Rus, a
veteran of previous year's corps. She has
been enrolled three years, was a twirler for
two years, and a leader her senior year. She
has been instructed by Mrs. Charles DeWild,
a champion batonist.
ROW I -J. Frazier, I Schaver, S. Koenes, C. Dykema, M. Norman. L. Balk.
ROW II -P. Maring, P. Wray, L. Wassenaar, J. Wiebengza, F. Kustus, M. Legal, E. Boonstra, N.
Koenes, C. Bailey, L. Balk, I. Hoogheem
ROW III-P. Crandall, D. Ardapple, D. Stuart, V. Voss, B. Bell, R. Ebbers, J. Cossman, A. Sikkemn.
C. Flikkema, G. Hoese, B. Riordon, B. Dykema, J. Voss ,L. Hoosrheem .
ROW IV -H. Wiebenga, H. Balk, E. Kolk, J. Voss, D. Loftus, K. Rogers, M. Vnn Zuiden, R. M111-ing,
Mr. Wendlandt, director.
The Concert Band consists of forty-three
members. Johanna Voss and Leona Meden-
dorp are two of the members not pictured.
Throughout the year individual lessons and
group sectionals were given to all members.
The Band provided marching maneuvers
and snappy marches for half-time activities
at all home football games. This year two
concerts were given. The Fall Concert was
given on December 2 and a Spring Concert on
The Second Annual Illowa Music Festival
was held at Morrison, Illinois, in which all
bands in the Illowa League participated. Each
band was criticized individually, and in the
evening a massed band, composed of all
bands at the Festival, gave a concert.
The Band competed at the District Con-
tests held at Hanover, Illinois on March 25
and April 1. Nine solos and ten ensembles
along with the band participated. The State
Contest was held at Champaign, Illinois on
the 28th and 29th of April.
The results of last years Band Contest
held at Charleston, Illinois were: Class C,
Concert Band--I Division, Sight-reading-I
Officers of the band are: President, La-
Verne Hoogheemg vice-President, Robert
Dykemag Secretary, Lois Balk CSU, -Treas-
urer, John Frazier. The band is under the
very capable and skilled direction of Mr.
Flltzsl' i.uwfE. Balk, R. Feldt. G. Heun, M. Graham, J. Baker, D. Tiesman, P. Wray, P. Buikema,
Mr. Wendlandt, director.
SECOND ROW-S. Miller, J. Temple. M. Kidwe'l, B. Baker, M. Fagan, M. Parker. J. Brondyke
J. Beach, N. Burns. B. Kruse, Rita Cossman.
THIRD ROXV--B. Ven Huizen, J. Flikkema, B. Dykstra, B. Biefemu, I. Renkes, F. Kustus ,D. Hanson
L. Hoff, P. Mil'er, B Kinney. S. Baird.
FOURTH RONV-B. Dykhuis, M. Dykstra, J. Letcher,
N. Marx, M. Norman, M. Sterenberg, J. Rus,
M. Hoogheeni, L. Sterenberg, M. Van Zuiden, M. Leavens.
FIFTH ROVV--J. Frazier, G. Dykstra, L. Hoogxheem, H.
J. Voss, G. Hill.
The mixed chorus, under the direction of
Mr. Wendlandt, was organized at the begin-
ning of the school year. The second hour
chorus met on Monday, Wednesday, and Fri-
day, while the third hour chorus met on Tues-
day and Thursday. An enjoyable concert of
Christmas music was presented in December.
Kramer, R. Dykema, F. Mohrman, E. Boonstra,
The program included such favorites as "Oh,
Come All Ye Faithful" and "The Night Before
Christmas." On April ll, the chorus attended
a music clinic in Savanna. The Spring Con-
cert, which was held on May 19, was a huge
success. M A gg-A-lj
P. VVray. J. Rus, N. Abbott. M. Hoogrheem, L. Bnlk, J. Fukkema, M. Norman, pianist. ' F
Girls Glee Club
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FIRST ROW-E. Balk, R. Feldt, G. Heun, M. Graham, J. Baker, D. Tiesman, P. Wray, I. Wray,
P. Buikema, Mr. NVendlandt, director.
SECOND ROW--S. Miller, J. Temple, M. Kidwell, B. Baker, M. Fagan, M. Parker, J. Brondyke, J
Beach, N. Burns, B. Kruse, R. Cossman.
THIRD ROW-B. Ven Huizen, J. Flil-kema, B. Dykstra, B. Blelema, I. Renkes, F. Kustes, D. Hanson
L. Hoff, P. Miller, B Kinney, S.Baird.
FOURTH ROW-B. Dykhuis, M. Dykstra, J. Letcher, N. Marx, M. Norman, M. Steernberg, J. Rus
M. Hoogheem, L. Sterenberg, M. Van Zuiden, M.Leavens.
M. Norman, pianist, P. Buikema, J. Letcher, L. Sterenberg, E. Petersen, F. Kustus, L. Hoff.
M. Norman, pianist, G. Dykstra, L. Hoogheem, R. Dykema, F. Mohrman.
The Boy's Quintet, which was at one
time a quartet till Boomer Hoogheem came
along, is composed of five male voices, one fe-
male accompanist, and one male director,
which, added up, makes seven, and if you
want to count the piano we will call it an
Directed by Donald Wendlandt, band and
choral director of FCHS, accompanied by
Miss Marguerite Norman, and comprised of
five senior boys who are: First Tenor - La-
Verne "Boomer" Hoogheem and Garrett
"Gary John" Dykstra, Second Tenor - Rob-
ert "Dykey" Dykemag Baritone - Elmer
"Bones" Boonstrag Bass - Frederick "Fritz"
Mohrman, the quintet has gained fame an en-
tertainers for local organizations.
The quintet Went to Hanover, Illinois,
March 25 as one of 19 Fulton entries in the
District contest for solos and ensembles.
There, receiving a first division rating, they,
the band, and the soloists and ensembles won
the District Sweepstakes Trophy.
This trophy, not unlike the trophy pre-
sented to the winning team in the Regional
Basketball Tournament, was given to the
school which accumulated the most points.
Points were given for first division ratings,
second division ratings, etc. Fulton, which
had nineteen entries, and received as many
first division ratings, was selected to receive
this trophy. The members of the quintet
feel that they were instrumental in Fulton's
receiving the trophy.
The quintet will journey to Champaign,
Illinois, April 28 and 29 as one of the entries
in the State Band Contest. They hope to fare
as well there as they did at Hanover.
After having sung on numerous occa-
sions, all the while building up a sizable rep-
ertoire, the members of the quintet were
curious to find out which of their numbers
were liked best. Taking a poll of their au-
diences, the members of the quintet found
that these were some of their most popular
numbers. Q13 "Shortn' Bread", C21 "Song of
the Jolly Rodger", Q31 "American Folk Song"
by Peter Illich Tchailovsky. The latter being
by far the most popular.
There is no definite assurance that there
will be a quintet in the future, but the mem-
bers of the incumbent quartet hope that some
of the boys in FCHS will take up where they
have left off.
Senior Class Play
fLeft to Rightj
ROW I -J. Flikkema, B. Dykema, J. Voss, F. Mohrman, J. Rus, P. Wray, M. Letcher, D. De Gunther,
B. Davidson, L. Hoogheem, J. Temple, N. Abbott, G. NValter, J. Cossman.
"The Perfect Idiot," which was held in the
Coliseum on November 16 and 17, 1949, was
acclaimed the greatest dramatic production
ever presented by Fulton Community High
It was a typical family-comedy centered
around the efforts of the perfect idiot, fwho
was really a perfect geniusj to go to college.
After much trouble, with his folks,
friends, best-girl, and a soap company mag-
nate, his aspirations were finally fulfilled, and
his life became normal once again.
The play was a fitting climax, not only to
the Seniors, but especially to directors Miss
McNamara and Miss Tobin, who only a year
before had presented another smash success,
"Those Webster's" with this Very same class.
Cast of Characters
Rhodora' -,-,-,,.i,,,,,,,,..,..,...,.,,.,.,...... Johanna Voss
Prof. Van Barf ,...... ..c...r. J erry Cossman
Puff ...ceere..,,,,,.,..,,.,,... ,......
Mr. Tennyson ....,,
Mr. Barnard ....,ci
Mrs. Tennyson ,...,.. ,.,... J oyce Flikkema
Miss Baker .......... ............. J Sane Rus
Carla .....,c..,,,..,.., ..,.,.,.,...,..e...... P at Wray
Jeannie .,,,,,,,,i,,.,...,... ..,..... J eanette Temple
Daniel Tennyson ,..... ....... G eorge Walters
Kathy .,..,,i,.,,,.ii,,,, ,,...,..... P hyl Maring
Miss Booth ........,.,,,,, a,.,.,........ N ancy Abbott
Junior Class Play
QLeft to Rightj
T. Yopst, J. Wiebenga. M. Housenga, J. Letcher. P. Buikema, M. Nelson, C. Flikkema, R. NVilkens.
B. Ven Huizen, J. Blodgrett, B. Kruse.
On the night of April 21 and 22, the Jun-
ior Class made their debut into the dramatic
world. The successful comedy-mystery they
presented was "Galloping Ghosts." Miss
Mcglamara was the director, assisted by Miss
The curtain opens at the home of Miss
Elizabeth Barton. She is expecting her
nephew, Richard, his wife Berkely and with
them Madam Dupre, a friend. Richard is
planning to plant some gold at his aunt's
home and have her find and keep it. Excite-
ment sets in, however, when the gold dis-
appears and Madam Dupre and Albert are
suspected of taking it. When the ghosts ap-
pear the audience is provided with a lot of
laughs and shivers. Finally in the end the
gold is found and the crooks captured. Phil
and Pat can now enter college and Aunt Eliz-
abeth is happy. The members of the cast
Miss Elizabeth Barton
Richard Barton ...,rrii,rr.
Tom Barton ...i,.l,.
Philip Barton ........
Berkely Barton ..,.,,,i.
Mrs. Melinda Todd . ,....i..i...,., Mardelle Nelson
Marie Farrell vr,.........,.
Stephen Dykes .,...i.,
Madam Dupre .i...i.i
Albert i,,... ..
FRONT RONV-G. Wiersema, W. Prins, G. NValter, F. Mohrman, L. Lloyd, R. DeGunther, D. Kool.
SECOND ROW'-Miss Ryner, sponsor, J. Flikkema, M. Leavens, B. Dykhuis, H. Housenga, V. Van
Zuiden, J. Stuart, B. Ven Huizen, J. Te
BACK ROWV-R. Maring, L. Bulk, NV. Decker, P. Miller, P. Maring, S. Miller, P. NVray, H. Wiebenga,
M. Van Zuiden.
THINK! WRITE! PROOFREAD! AND
REWRITE! That is what the Static reporters
are doing every month about two days before
the publishing deadline. The typists are typ-
ing like mad. The editor and sub-editors are
chasing around after material, and Miss Ry-
ner, the paper supervisor, is wishing it were
all over. It's a lot of work, but the staff has
fun working together to publish it, and the
students always look forward to the day
when the "STATIC" comes out. You don't
think it's work? We'll trace an article
through the process. The reporter, who
wrote and rewrote it half a dozen times,
hands it in to Miss Ryner who corrects it
and gives it to the typists, who try to figure
out what it says. After they do this, a
dummy is typed, and then it is ready for typ-
ing for the paper. After it is typed on a sten-
cil, it is run off on the mimeograph. Simple
The "Static" editor is Frederick Mohr-
man and the assistant editor is Linda Lloyd.
Among the sub-editors are: Dick DeGunth-
er, feature and sports editor, George Wal-
ter, gossip editorg Harlan Housenga, art edi-
torg and Mildred Van Zuiden and Joan Stu-
art, exchange editors.
The front page is drawn by one of the
three people in the art department. They
are Margaret Leavens, Linda Lloyd, and Har-
lan -Housenga. The typists, the poor girls
who have to get everything typed up at the
last minute, are Wilma Prins, Dorothy Kooi,
Phyllis Maring, Phyllis Miller, and Johanna
Voss. And last but not least are our mimeo-
graphers, Gerald Wiersema and Frederick
"Fritz" Mohrman, who put the final touch to
it all. The other people on our staff are re-
FRONT ROW-Miss Tobin, sponsor, F. Mohrman, L. Hoogheem, D. Kooi, B. Kinney, L. Lloyd, Miss
SECOND ROW-L. Balk, B. Van Houten, J. Cossman, H. Rowland, P. Miller, L. Balk, P. Wray.
THIRD ROW-P. Mating, J. Miller, B. Dykhuis, W. Prins, N. Koenes, M. Van Zuiden, J. Flikkemn.
FOURTH ROW-C. Johnson, R. Sissing, G. Diephuis, D. Woods, R. De Gunther, R. Wilkens, I. Hoog-
heem, G. Hill, G. Vlfalter.
While the editorial staff was censoring
this article and that article with such com-
ments as, "Hey! We can't put that in!", "We
have to rewrite the prophecy," the business
staff was out searching for new sources of
revenue. Money was "raked" in by the sale
of advertisements and candy. Remember
those noonday refreshments?
It is no small task to organize and direct
the activities of a large group and forgetting
no important details for any sizeable project,
such as this. Let us give credit where credit
is due - to our editors and sponsors.
We think we have the biggest and best
ANNUAL on record in Fulton Community
High School. This success can be attributed
to the whole-hearted support of staff mem-
bers, student body, and the business commun-
ity. We hope you are as happy with this suc-
cess as We are!
We especially Wish to thank our advisors,
Miss Tobin and Miss Watson, for making this
FRONT ROW-Miss Watson, sponsor, G. Johnson. R. Fagan, R. DeGunther. H. Houserma, Miss Tobin,
SECOND ROW-D. Leahy, D. Ryder, R. Davidson, L. Casey, G. Dykstra, J. Temple, W. Decker, N. Burns.
THIRD ROW-J. Stuart, N. Marx, J. Rus, L. Bos, M. Hoogheem, N. Abbott, E. Wiebenga, R. Rowland.
BACK ROW--G. Wiersema, G. Blink, W. Wiersema, M. Letcher, R. Dykema, C. Vander Bleek.
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1. Mr. Cossman seems to be the center of
2. Remember these characters from the
Senior Class Play? 8
3. Easy does it, Joan! 9
4. Two happy teachers! 10
5. If looks could kill . . . 11
6. Two dumb bunnies with Two Easter bun- 12
nies - LaVerne and Irwin Hoogheem.
Isn't love grand! George Walter and
Two posts and a dog - Wilma Decker.
My look at that nice bunch of - groceries!
That flashy lady killer - Ronald Temple.
Right on Main street - Daytime, too!
The class of "50" in second grade.
ROW I -H. Harvey, D. Ryder, G. Hill, M. Letcher, D. Snyder, B. Venema, R. Wilkens.
ROW II -Mr. Swanson, G, Walter, G. Drennen, D. De Gunther, J. Wessels, C. Johnson, D. Woods.
Mr. De Wild.
ROXV III-B. Blean, C. Crandall. C. Flikkema. J
E. Blink, V. Sikkema.
The Fulton High School football team
had a very successful season and would like
to present it's grid stars at this time.
Left End - Rush Wilkens fJr.j and Gene
Blink CSr.J shared this position with Blink
doing the defensive Work and Wilkens the
offensive. Both boys had limited experience
from last year.
Left Tackle - Bob Venema CSr.J better
known as "Little Benjie", kept his position
under control with about 225 pounds. Art
Schuler backed him up as a reserve and saw
Left Guard - Don Snyder CSoph.J did
the work here and was the only Sophomore
or Freshmen to earn a varsity football letter
Center - Melv Letcher CSr.J, the de-
fensive sparkplug, added another 200 pounds
to the Fulton lineup. Melv made all con-
ference team and all state honorable mention
and had played the previous year for the
Right Guard -- George Hill fSr.D, was
selected to the all-conference lst team and
was backed by Joe Naftzger, who also saw
Right Tackle - Don QTimJ Ryder CSr.j
. Naftzger, J. Blodizett, D. Fagan, F. Smith, D. Leahy.
was another 200 pound pillar in the Fulton
defensive and offensive wall. Don was play-
ing his third year on the Steamers football
squad. He was injured several times but
always went back for more.
Right End - Cliff Crandall CJr.J one of
the most improved players of the year. He
will be of vital importance as a defensive
man to the Steamers of 1950. Cliff is also
fast as an offensive end.
Quarter Back - Jim QGeneralJ Wessels
fJr.J did the signal calling. Jim was playing
his second year as varsity quarterback, and
will be back next year to call them again.
Right Half -- Dick fMopeJ DeGunther
fSr.J played his second regular year as a
back. He played well his sophomore year
and was in quite often last year.
Fullback - Gene Drennen, another of
the Albany boys, should be a main factor next
year along with Jim Wessels. Gene was a
good line plunger and contributed many val-
uable years to the Steamers' cause.
Left Half - Cliff Johnson fSr.j last, but
by far from least, is a senior who will be
missed very much next year. Cliff has won
four varsity football letters and was all-con-
ference selection the past three years in a
Lettermen Position Yr.
Cliff Crandall End ' 3
Rush Wilkens End 3
Gene Blink End 4
Harper Harvey End 4
Bob Venema Tackle 4
Don Ryder Tackle 4
George Hill Guard 4
Don Snyder Guard 2
Dick Fagan Guard 4
Joe Naftzger Guard 3
Melv Letcher Center 4
Jim Wessels Back 3
Dick DeGunther Back 4
Gene Drennen Back 3
Cliff Johnson Back 4
George Walter Back 4
Fulton 14 - Lanark 26 Ctherel
The Steamers started their season by
dropping their first game to the powerful
Lanark eleven. This was a non-conference
game, and it gave them a chance to improve
before their first conference game.
Fulton 6 - Lyons 25 ttherej
Although they werebeaten they were
one of two teams to score a touchdown
against Lyons. The Steamers fought hard
all the Way and made Lyons work for what
they got. tLyons became the conference
Fulton 14 - DeWitt 0 therej
This time they hit their stride for their
first conference win. DeWitt, last year's
conference champs, could not hold their
ground and the Steamers handed them one
of their many defeats.
Fulton 13 -- Morrison 13 ftherej
This being Morrison's homecoming they
were trying to upset the Steamers, as the
Steamers did to them last year at the Fulton
homecoming. They were highly surprised,
and as the game ended, both teams only
equaled each other in score.
Steamers Ramble On
Fulton 13 - Polo 15 Qherel
Despite mud, rain and the final score the
Steamers led through most of the game. This
was the homecoming, and even though it
rained, the Steamers played a good ball game.
This was a non-conference game.
Fulton O - Sterling Community 7 ftherej
This game was played on the Sterling
field and the Steamers couldn't seem to make
things work well enough to get a much need-
ed seven points which the Comets had got-
ten early in the game. It was a conference
game and the only one in which Fulton was
Fulton 6 -- St. Mary's 6 ftherej
Once again the Steamers battled to a
draw, this time the Saint Mary's of Clinton.
Both teams could only go so far before the
other would stop them and take over theball.
In this case their home field seemed no more
of an advantage to the Steamers than it did
to St. Mary's.
Fulton 6 - Savanna 19 Qherej
This was the last game for the Seniors
on the Fulton team and they all fought hard,
but injuries held them back considerably.
The game was played at Fulton and ended
the 1949 Illowa Conference Football season
with Lyons becoming champs with no de-
Won 1 Tied 2 - Lost 5.
'1'Fulton 14 Lanark 26
Fulton 6 Lyons 25
Fulton 14 DeWitt 0
Fulton 13 Morrison 13
'tFulton 0 Polo 15 f
Fulton 0 Sterling Community 7
Fulton 6 St. Mary's 6
Fulton 6 Savanna 19
ROW 1 iT. Snyder, L. Kettler, D. Venema, F. Fiet, D. Wiersema, A. Schufer, B. Ziegler, U. Wiersema, l
ROW II -T. Woods, R. Hamstra, G. Wiersemn, I. Hoogheem, L. Boelkens, J. Bielema, D. Loftus,
B. Flinn, G. Voss, D. Ardapple, Mr. Henderson.
ROVV III--A. Temple, G. Mickelson, C. Walter, J. Voss, R. Muur, A. Eissens, W'. Anglese, B. Wiebenga,
J. Fuller, J. Schuler, L. Bonneur.
The 1949 football team, coached by Mr.
Henderson, consisted of freshmen and sopho-
mores. The team won one game, scored in
two, and lost four. Although it did not add
up to a record winning season, they gained
needed experience which will be useful in
coming years. They practiced daily and
worked hard throughout the entire season.
There were freshmen and sophomores who
received awards. They were as follows:
Sophomores, Ronald Temple, Ursal Wier-
sema, Don Wiersema, Gerald Wiersema, Torn
Snyder, Art DeWeerdt, Joel Bielema, Don
Loftus, Jerry Voss, Bob Flinn, Julius Schuler,
Leroy Kettler, and Fred Fiet. Freshmen:
Art Schuler, LaVerne Boelkens, Irwin Hoog-
heem, Richard Hamstra, Alvin Eissens, Don
Venema and David Ardapple.
Fulton O - Clinton fFroshJ 6
Fulton 0 - St. Mary's 18
Fulton 15 -- Morrison 0
Fulton 7 - Savanna 28
Fulton 0 - Sterling 20
FRONT ROW-B. Kinney. R. Cossman, H. Hill. N. Baird, P. Marina.
Newly-elected cheerleaders were Rita
Cossman, freshman, Dutch'Hill, sophomore,
and Berniece Kinney, junior, who joined
Phyl Maring and Nannie Baird for the 1949-
50 pep work.
The first big pep-rally was held the night
before Homecoming, kindled by a huge bon-
fire, snake dance and class skits.
Cheerleaders assumed their regular
cheering duties at all athletic contests and
arranged numerous pep meetings before cru-
cial games in conjunction with the pep band.
D Uniforms for this year were in the tra-
ditional red and black. During the football
season the girls wore black slacks and letter
sweaters, and during basketball season black
blouses and red skirts.
The school will be sorry to lose the peppi-
ness of Phyl Maring, senior, and wishes her
ROW I -F. Smith, G. Walter, J. Wessels, D. Wood, D. De Gunther, H. Harvey, R. Temple, C. Johnson,
M. Letcher, G. Crandall.
ROW II-Mr. De Wild, G. Hill, J. Blodgett, R. Blean, R. Wilkens, L. Wassenaar, H. Balk.
The Steamers closed the books on their
last year of play at the Coliseum with a very
successful season. They started the year
with an inexperienced and young team, but
with the aid of height and a fighting spirit
with plenty of teamwork, they began to click
almost immediately. They lost their first
two games to Clinton and Dixon, but from
there they couldn't be halted until they met
Rock Falls in the finals of the Mt. Carroll
Holiday Invitational Tournament. For the
next few weeks they played very good bas-
ketball, reaching their peak against the Ster-
ling Community Comets as they upset these
Illowa Champs. Then disaster struck, ill-
ness took first one player, and then another,
whereupon the team became demoralized and
some very spotty play followed. They cop-
ped a tie for second in the conference by
edging St. lVlary's and got past Milledgeville
by one point in the first game of the regional
at Mt. Carroll. The season came to an end,
however, two nights later as they lost to Mor-
rison in the semi-finals.
The five most popular games probably
were Fulton's victories over Byron and Sa-
vanna in the holiday tournament, and Mor-
rison, Erie, and Sterling Community in the
regular season. A post-season game between
the seniors of the team and the faculty re-
sulted in a 55-54 victory for the seniors.
Team roster with individual records and
Dick DeGuntl1er finished his high school
basketball career by breaking the season
scoring record formerly held by Don Dam-
hoff. Dick poured in 402 points at forward
and was named to the All-Illowa Conference
1st Team as he led his mates through a suc-
cessful season. Senior, 6' 1" tall.
Ron Temple tied the old scoring record
as he fired 370 points through the hoop and
won a position on the All-Conference 2nd
team. With two years of varsity play ahead
of him, Ron is expected to become one of
Fulton's greatest stars. Sophomore, 6' 2"
Harper Harvey completed the "big 3"
scoring punch, playing outstanding basket-
ball at the center position, and scoring 195
points even though he missed the last six
games, due to illness. He, too, gained All-
Conference fame, being selected as center on
the 2nd tearn. Senior, 6' 6" tall.
Cliff Johnson, the veteran of the team,
missed the first few games of the season be-
cause of a football injury, but nevertheless
came through with 106 points at the guard
position and honorable mention on the All-
Conference team. His defensive play was a
vital part of the teams' success. Senior, 5' 9"
Jim WVessels, the "little playmaker", hit
for 102 points, but was more famous for his
ability to set up the offensive pattern. He
was the boy who "got the ball rolling". Next
year he will return to his guard position on
the new floor and should once again become
one of the team's most valuable players.
Junior, 5' 7" tall.
Varsity Basketball Schedule
"'Illowa League Games
SCORES OF GAMES
Fulton 19 Clinton 56
Fulton 48 Dixon 60
Fulton 52 Prophetstown 39
iFulton 42 Lyons 36
'Fulton 55 DeWitt 31
t'Fulton 52 Sterling 64
i'Fulton 47 Morrison 38
fFulton 47 Savanna 49
Fulton 50 Polo 34
iFulton 44 St. Mary's 38
Fulton 48 Prophetstown 45
Fulton 53 Erie 43
'tFulton 63 Lyons 40
'tFu1ton 55 DeWitt 42
'tFulton 65 Sterling 59
iFulton 43 Morrison 59
iiFulton 66 Savanna 67
'iFulton 69 St. Mary's 63
Fulton 54 Amboy 59
Fulton 42 Polo 60
Total 13 Wins - 7 Losses
Dave Woods, who scored 61 points, gave
the guard position some much needed height,
and became known for his deliberate style
of setting up plays. His greatest honor came.
however, when he won the free throw cham-
pionship trophy by hitting for a .605 per-
centage. Senior, 6' tall.
Francis Smith, a promising prospect for
the center position next year, filled in at the
end of the season for Harvey and contributed
32 points to the cause. "Smitty" lacked ex-
perience, but he made up for it with ag-
gressiveness. Junior, 6' 3" tall.
Mel Letcher, alternating at center and
forward, scored 26 points. By filling in very
capably, he helped the Steamers out of num-
erous tight spots with his defensive play as
well as his offensive play. Senior, 6' 2" tall.
George Walter, who was the veteran
guard of the "Firewagon Five", saw consid-
erable action along with Cliff Crandall and
Leon Wassenaar, two boys who will see
plenty of action next year. Walter is a Sen-
ior, 5' 8" tallg Crandall is a Junior, 6' tall,
and Wassenaar is also a Junior, 5' 9" tall.
Fulton 59 - Elizabeth 34
Fulton 49 - Byron 44
Fulton 55 - Savanna 33
Fulton 39 - Rock Falls 44
A Fulton 48 - Milledgeville 47
Fulton 46 - Morrison 49
ILLOWA CONFERENCE STANDING
Sterling Community .,..,, ,....,. 1 1 1
Fulton ...................,.....,,. ........ .... 8 4
Morrison ,.... ag .,,,.,,. 8 4
Savanna L ,... 8 4
St. Mary's .,..... ,,,, 4 8
DeWitt ,.,,, ..,. 1 11
Lyons ..,..... .... 1 ' 11
ROW I -J. Bielema, J. Voss, L. Kettler, P. Norman, T. Snyder, B. Flinn, A. Eissens, I. Hoogheem.
A. DeWeerdt, '
ROW II-Mr. Henderson, L. Bonneur, D. Stuart, D. Ardapple, D. Wiersema, G. Hoese, D. Loftus,
C. Rogers, V. Sikkema.
The Fresh-Soph basketball team, which
was coached by Mr. Henderson, was fairly
successful this season and played good ball
most of the time. The team traveled with
the varsity. Six freshmen and six sopho-
mores made up the traveling team. The
starting lineup was a combination of seven
players, namely, Art DeWeerdt, Irwin Hoog-
heem, Joel Bielema, LaVern Boelkens, Leroy
Kettler, Bob Flinn, and Tom Snyder. The
other boys saw action mostly in the closing
moments of the games. Irwin- Hoogheem
acted as the playing captain through most
of the season. The team won nine and lost
eleven of their scheduled games. They also
won one of the two extra games which were
played with the Clinton-Frosh. They prac-
ticed daily during the eighth and ninth per-
iods, continuing until four-thirty. The award
winners were: Kettler, Flinn, DeWeerdt,
Bielema, Boelkens, and Hoogheem.
ILeft to Right
ROW 1fV. Borgstrom, A. Engleking, D. Snyder, L. Wassenaar, C. Johnson, J. Wessels, D. Leahy,
F. Carlson, G. Wiersema, D. Dickey, G. Walter, J. Flannery.
ROW 2-G. Hill, G. Crandall, L. Boelkens. W. Anglese, R. Sissing, L. Casey, L. Kettler, J. Voss,
D. Woods, A. Eissens, D. Ardapple, P. Norman, A. Schuler.
ROW 3-I. Hoogheem, J. Schuler, L. Bonneur, O. DeWeerdt, H. Hill, H. Balk, J. Bielema, B. Wie-
' benga, G. Hoese, B. Riordon, D. Loftus, R. Stuart, D. Hamstra, D. Ryder, V. Sikkema.
ROW 4-Coach DeWild, J. Sikkema, F. Smith, B. Dykema, B. Blean, T. Snyder, H. Harvey, R. Temple,
M. Letcher, D. DeGunther, B. Flinn, G. Blink, Coach Henderson .
The following 'is an actual account of the
track meets Fulton participated in this season.
April 12 - The Fulton Steamers had a tri-
angle meet with Savanna and Rock Falls, Rock
Falls took first with 85 points, Savanna second
with 48 points and Fulton last with 47 points.
April 14 - Fulton held a quadrangular meet
with Lyons, Lanark, and Morrison. The winner
was Lyons with 52 points, Fulton second with
4792 points, Morrison third with 42175 points, and
Lanark with 38 points.
April 19 - Fulton the defending champions
of the Davenport Relays went to Davenport to
defend the title. The Relays were won by Galva,
with 43172 points, Princeton 37 3A points, Fulton
3792 points, and Tipton 37 points.. Harper Harvey
grcilge the high jump record of 5' 97s" by jumping
May 3 - Fulton made another attempt to de-
fend another of their titles, the Fulton Relays
Champions. They were defeated by DeWitt with
55 points, Fulton 44 1-3 points, Lyons 34 pomts,
and Sterling Community with 29 points. Fulton
won only three races and received as many
May 6 - Fulton again went to defend the
Gateway Classics Champion Class B title but were
not successful. Fulton placed around tenth in
this track meet. Oelwein was the 1950 champion.
The only boys to place were George Walters, sec-
ond in the HQ mile, Harper Harvey was first in the
high jump, and Dick DeGunther was tied for third
in the high jump.
May 10 - The Frosh-Soph team went to the
Morrison Relays but they didn't have much luck,
They placed in four events but they placed sixth
in the rest of the events. Temple got third in the
shot, tied for third in the pole vault. The Fulton
team placed fourth in the 100 yard run and Kettler
got 4th in the 440 yard run.
May 13 - Five boys went to the District
Track meet from Fulton but only one boy was
successful. George Walter placed 5th in the Vg
mile run. None of Fulton track squad will go to
the state meet on May 20th.
S, Miller, B. Kruse, R. Feldt
The Fourth Annual Fulton Relays was
won by a well-balanced team of DeWitt thin-
clads. This marked the first year that Fulton
failed to top the championship trophy. How-
ever, the Fulton crew was able to take three
of the individual relay trophies. The low-
hurdle team, composed of Johnson, Smith,
Hoogheem, and Casey won one trophy and
the two-mile relay composed of Leahy, Row-
land, Wassenaar, and Walter and the dis-
tance-medley team composed of Kettler,
Dykema, Wassenaar, and Walter copped the
other two. Other relay teams from Fulton
which placed were: Varsity 440-Johnson,
Kettler, Dykema, Casey, 4th, the Fr.-Soph.
440-Bielema, Boelkens, Snyder, Borgstrom
5th, the 880 relay-Johnson, Walter, Dykema
Casey, 5th, and the mile relay team-Snyder
Kettler, Crandall, Boelkens took 5th. In the
field events Harvey placed second in the high
jump and DeGunther tied for fifth.
lLeft to Righty
L. Casey, G. Johnson, D. DeGunther, B. Dykema, H. Harvey. M- Letcher. G- Hill, D- Leahy-
Cliff Johnson was hampered his Senior
yearcby an illness toward the end of basket-
ball seasong however, toward the end of track
season he regained his speed and was a val-
uable asset to the team. He went to State
his Junior year in the 200 yard low hurdles
and holds the school record with a time of
23.4 seconds. This was his fourth year as a
Harper Harvey completed his third year
as a track letterman in the role of one of the
leading high-jumpers of the area. He placed
high in nearly every meet of the year.
Dick DeGunther won his first track letter
as a high jumper. Dick placed in nearly
every meet also.
Melvin Letcher was the best shot putter
of the team and won his first track letter.
George Hill, star sprinter and hurdler,
was injured during midseason and thus end-
ed his high school track career. He was a
large point-getter. This was his third year
on the varsity squad.
Leo Casey was the leading dash rnan of
the team and specialized in the 100 and 220.
This was his second year as a letterman.
Bob Dykema, another sprinter, offered
valuable assistance in the relay events. This
was Bob's second year as letterman also.
Dan Leahy, distance man, ran on the two-
mile relay team which took first place in both
the Davenport and the Fulton relays.
George Walter completed his third year
on the varsity as the leading distance man of
the area. He went to State in the half-mile
run in his Junior year and holds the school
record with a time of 2:06.'
Where's the gold? Junior Class Play.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Grind 'em till they fit.
Stick 'em up!
Phltt! ! !
It's not polite to point in public.
Look at those pretty - streamers!
All that meat and no potatoes.
That pretty white-house! ! !
Phyllis Maring, Wilma Prins, Jeanne Rus
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Clinton ' Iowa
ALL LINES OF INSURANCE.
STRATING SERVICE CO
Specializing in Old Line Company.
In Business.Over 35 Years.
Phone 232-W Fulton, Illinois
Best Wishes From
MUFFY'S MEN'S SHOP
MEN'S CLOTHING AND FURNISHING
Phone 3760-J 81 Main Avenue
QUALITY MEATS AND GROCERIES
Phone l95 Fulton, Illinois
JOYCE LUMBER CO.
- AND PAINTS
Phone 39 Fulton, Illinois
STANDARD OIL PRODUCTS
Phone 2ll Fulton, Illinois
PAUL A. DE GUNTHER
Tank Wagon Service
Phone 212 Fulton, Illinois
A. D. MITCHELL
Serving This Community Since 1866.
GROCERIES AND MEATS
Phone l63 Fulton, Illinois
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Our Congratulations to the
Class of 1950.
We Pick Up and Deliver.
Phone 138-J. Fulton, Illinois
GUS A. BRUMER, JR.
The Home of Square Dealing.
509 South Second St. Clinton, Iowa
FOR YOUR MUSICAL NEEDS-
BENDER MUSIC CO.
411 South 2nd St. 1127 Main St.
Clinton, Iowa Dubuque, Iowa
"EVERYTHING IN MUSlC"
CLINTON NASH SALES
132 Fourth Avenue, South, Clinton, Io.
. . . ACCURACY . . .
Patience and precision are absolutely neces-
sary in compounding medicine. They are the
cornerstone on which our reputation was built.
For complete accuracy, for prompt professional
service, bring every prescription to . . . ,
Your Rexall Drug Store
T. E. Woods Fulton, lll.
RAY L. MATH ER
Hamilton, Elgin, Bulova and Normandie
Watches lBeloved Diamond Rings Regis-
tered and lnsuredl. 1847 Rogers and
Community Silverware, Rogers Sterling-
Sheaffer Pens and Pencils.
A Fine Line of All Jewelry.
325 Second Avenue, So. Clinton, Iowa
Phone 14 Fulton, Illinois
SOM of Fulton Territory Wear
W. A. Stuedemann Clinton, lowo
ELGIN, HAMILTON, and BULOVA
WATCHES O d y rvice-in at nine, out atf
F P' k-Up nd Deli e y
208 Main Avenue CI t I
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STORE ELGIN and HAMILTON WATCHES
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HILAND POTATO CHIPS
HILAND KORN KURLS
To the Senior Class.
BIELEMA 5' SCHAVER
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Smcerity In Service.
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Ph 266 F It III
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MELODY MILK BAR
HAMBURGERS MALTS Ice CREAM
Phone 287 Fulton, Illinois
ond the best of luck
Hershey ond Chorlie Pollostrini, Props.
Congrotulotions ond Success
to the groduoting closs of
PATENT NOVELTY COMPANY
Joy M. Fay Llewellyn Fay Compliments of
FUNERAL DIRECTORS American Agricultural and
For 70 Years.
J. M. FAY AND SON
Fulton Illinois MIXED GOODS
RUS AND WILKENS Compnmems of
FEED AND FUEL C0.
FERTILIZER--FEED-COAL HILL'S GARAGE
TEXACO GAS-GREASES-O I LS
Ph 106 F I III
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