Gardner High School - Trailblazer Yearbook (Gardner, KS)
- Class of 1956
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We, the Senior Class of '56, proudly dedicate our
yearbook, THE TRAILBLAZER, to Mr. Chauncey
Haynes, our ever loyal friend and custodian. He
has labored diligently for the good of our school,
and has been personally interested in each of usp
always ready to grant a personal favor with a
friendly smile and a word of cheer. He has shared
with us our moments of grief and of happiness.
Mr, Haynes, this is a small token of our sincere
appreciation for your interest in us, our educa-
tion, and our school. The author of evmy good
book affectionately makes his dedication a public
honor. In dedicating our annual we, the Senior
Class of 1956. believe from the bottom of our
hearts that this honor belongs to you.
Robert Stockmeyer, Harold Freund, Clyde Westhoff, Roy Gay, Herman Higgins
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BUS DRIVERS COOKS JANITORS
It is my hope that the memories which this
book will hold for each of you are pleasant.
Ifurther hope your experiences at G. H,S,
will give you a challenge to maintain the
high standards of America and you will make
your contribution to the future by doing your
best at all times, whether at work or play.
Congratulations to you of the Trailblazer
staff, and Mr, Bowen, your sponsor, on a fine
Kenneth L. Remy
I would like to congratulate the members
of the class of '56, the members of the staff
and faculty sponsor on the fine work on this
year's Trailblazer. Iam personally glad
that you undertook this publication This
book will be a treasure for you in years to
come. It will recall memories about the
happy school days spent in Gardner High
You completed a task and I think
you will get a great deal of pleasure
and satisfaction over doing a Job well
l would like to extend my best wishes to
all of your class when you leave this school
H, H. Ewald ,
L, D. JONES
K, S.T.C. of Emporia,
B, S, in Education,
Industrial Am, Boys'
K, S, C, , Manhattan
B. S. in General Science,
Language AIU: Emgliah I,
Compliments of THE RANCH INN
C, L, BOWEN
K, S, T. C. of Emporia,
B, S, , in Education:
Typing I, Typing II,
Girls' Physical Ed.
K,S. T.C. of Emporia,
B, S. in Education,
K,S,T.C. of Emporia,
B, S, in Education,
R. W. STANFIELD
B. M. . Conservatory of
Music, B. M. E., Baker
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BARBARA ORMSBY - Editor MARY ETHEL KLAMM - Editor
JERRY NEAL - Assistant Editor MARILYN HOFFINE - Business Manager
MARILYN LAQUET - Gossip Reporter MARILYN LAQUET
THERESA VAN GOETHEM - Class Reporter BARBARA ORMSBY
GEORGIE DANA - Social Reporter MYRNA SHREVE
JOHN VELASQUEZ - Sports Editor JERRY NEAL
LARRY PEARCE - Assistant Sports Editor GEORGIE DANA
MYRNA SHREVE THERESA VAN GOETHEM
MARILYN HOFFINE DORRIS DONALDSON
MARY ETHEL KLAMM LARRY PEARCE
RETA HAMILTON JOHN VELASQUEZ
CHARLOTTE CLOUD GENE STRICKER
GENE STRIC KER CHARLOTTE CLOUD
DORRIS DONALDSON RETA HAMILTON
MR. BOWEN - Sponsor
President, GEORGIE DANA, Vice President, JOHN VELASQUEZ, Secretary, THERESA
VAN GOETHPM, Treasurer, MARY ETHEL KLAMM, Sergeant-at-Arms, BOB WEST,
Reporter, BARBARA ORMSBY. Sponsors, MR, BOWEN and MR, GAUGHAN.
MOTTO, "Success Is First a Dream'
LARRY JOE CLARK
Glee Club 2-3-4, Mixed Chorus 3-4, Letter-
man 4, Basketball 3-4, Football 1-2-3-4,
Carnival King Attendant 3, Senior Play 4.
CHARLOTTE PAULINE CLOUD
Glee Club 2-3-4, Mixed Chorus 3-4, Pep
Club 2-3-4, Kayettes 4, Annual Staff 4,
Basketball 1-2, Newspaper Staff 4, Junior
Play 3, Senior Play 3-4.
ROXANNA NATALIE CRANE
Glee Club 3-4, Kayettes 4, Band 1, Senior
Play 4, Pep Club 3-4, GAA 1-2, Usherette
Compliments of W, E, G, TELEPHONE CO, , Gardner, Kansas
RETA JEAN HAMILTON
Annual Staff 43 Glee Club 1,2,3,43 Junior
Play 33 Kayettes 43 Newspaper Staff 43 Pep
Club 1, 2. 3,43 Senior Play 43 Track 4.
HARRIETT MAE HICKS
Mixed Chorus 43 Glee Club 43 Kayettes 43
Senior Play 43 Excelsior Springs, Mo. 3 Glee
Club 2,35 Ensemble 33 Variety Show 23 So-
GEORGIE ELEA NOR DA NA
Annual Staff 43 Glee Club 1,2.3,43 Kay-
ettes 4, Director of Programs3 Junior Play 3
Mixed Chorus 2,,43 Newspaper Staff 3,
Social Reporter3 Student Council 4g Senior
Play 43 Sextet 43 Track lg Treasurer 33
President 43 Pep Club 1,2,3,4.
DORRIS JUNIOR DONALDSON
Annual Staff43 Glee Club 1,2,3,43 News-
paper Staff 43 Senior Play 4.
MARILYN LOUISE HOFFINE
Annual Staff 4, Business Manager3 Cheer-
leader 2,3,43 Girls' Ensemble 1,2,3,43
Girls' Glee Club 1,2,3,43 Homecoming
Queen 43 Junior Play 33 Kayettes 43 March-
ing Band 43 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,43 News-
paper Staff43 Pep Club 1,2,3,43 Senior
Play 43 Soloist 3,43 Track 1,2,3,43 Vice
MARY ETHEL KLAMM
Annual Staff 43 Editor3 Kayettes 4, Vice
President3 Pep Club 1,2,3,43 Newspaper
Staff 43 Senior Play 43 Student Council 3,
43 Usherette 33 Treasurer 2,4Q President 3.
COMPLIMENTS OF THE STANDARD SERVICE STATION PRODUCTS OF R. D. BRADLEY
COMPLIMENTS OF THE SKELLY SERVICE STATION PRODUCTS OF KNABE AND MARLEY
ETHEL REAN NELSON
Annual Staff 3: Basketball 1.2.3: Glee
Club 1,2,3,4: Junior Play 3: Marching
Band 4: Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4: Kayettes
4: Newspaper Staff 3: Pep Club 1,2,3:
Senior Play 4: Track 1.2,3.4.
BARBARA LOUISE ORMSBY
Annual Staff 4: Basketball 1,2.3: Band
1.2.3,4: Carnival Queen Attendant 3:
Clarinet Trio 3.4: Class Reporter 4:
Cheerleader 3.4: Drum Major 1: Forensics
1: Girls' Ensemble 1.2,3: Girls' Glee Club
1.2,3.4: Homecoming Queen Attendant 2,
3: Junior Play 3: Kayettes 4, Director of
Point System: Mixed Chorus 1,2.3,4:
Mixed Quartet 4: Miss GHS Candidate 3:
Newspaper Staff Editor 4: One-Act Play 4:
Pep Club 1.2,3,4: Student Council, Sec-
retary-Treasurer 3: Senior Play 4: Treas-
urer 1: Track 1.2.
MARILYN JOY LAQUET
Annual Staff 4: Band 2.3,4: Carnival
Queen Attendant 2: Glee Club 1.2,3,4:
Junior Play 3: Kayettes 4. Director of
Recreation: Mixed Chorus 1.2,3.4:
Newspaper Staff 4. Gossip Editor: Pep
Club 1,2.3,4: Pep Club President 4:
Saxophone Solo 3: Senior Play 4: Sec-
retary 3: Track 1.2,3,4.
JERALDINE EVELYN NEAL
Annual Staff 4: Glee Club 1.2.3,4:
Junior Play 3: Kayettes 4. Director of
Publicity: Mixed Chorus 2: Newspaper
staff 4, Assistant Editor: Pep Club 1.
2.3.4: Senior Play 4: Track 1.2,3.4.
LARRY LEE PEARCE
Annual Staff 4: Basketball 1.2.3: Football
1.2.3,4: Glee Club 1,2.3.4: Letterman's
Club 4. Sergeant-of-Arms: Mixed Chorus
4: Newspaper Staff 4. Assistant Sports Edi-
tor: Senior Play 4: Track 1.2.3.
GARY LEE RUSH
Basketball 2.3: Football 1,2.3.4: Glee Club
1,2,3: Letterman's Club 4: Senior Play 4:
Compliments of I-lOGUE'S DEPARTMENT STORE
Compliments of RUSS RECREATION
MYRNA LOUISE SHREVE
Annual Staff 43 Junior Play 33 Kayettes 43
Newspaper Staff 43 Pep Club 1,2.3,43 Sen-
ior Play 43 Track 1,2,4.
MARY ROGENE STEMPEL
Basketball 2,33 Glee Club 1,2,3,43 Junior
Play 33 Kayettes 43 Mlxed Chorus 2,3942
Pep Club 1,2.3,43 Senior Play 43 Track 1,
EUGENE FRANCIS STRICKER
Annual Staff 43 Glee Club 1,2.3,43 News-
paper Staff 4s Senior Play 4.
THERESA MAE VAN GOETHEM
Annual Staff 43 Glee Club 1g Kayettes 43
Newspaper Staff 43 Class Reporter3 Pep Club
1.2.3.-13 Secretary 2,43 Senior Play 43
Track 1.23 Usherettes 3.
JOHNNY VELASQUEZ 3
Annual Staff 4, Basketball 1,2,3.43 Football
1,2.3,43 Football Captain 43 Glee Club 1.2,
3.43 Letterman's Club 4. Vice President3
Mixed Chorus 43 Newspaper Staff 4. Sports
Editor3 Senior Play 43 Track 1,2,3.43 Vice
ROBERT SAMUEL WEST
Basketball 1, 2,3,43 Carnival King Attendant
23 Football 1.2,3,43 Glee Club 1.2,3.43
Letterman's Club 4, President3 Mixed Chorus
2.3.43 President 13 Sergent-at-Arms 43 Senior
Play 43 Vice President 3g Track 1.2,3.4.
COMPLIMENTS OF LEWIS DRUG STORE
COMPLIMENTS OF COX GRILL
COMPLIMENTS OF EYERLY GROCERY STORE
In the fall of '52, 25 promising young students entered Gardner High School,
and were duly initiated by the senior class, who also treated us to an all school party.
The class officers were: President, Bob West, Vice President, Carl Gordong Secretary,
Martha Boyd, Treasurer, Barbara Ormsby, We had several class parties. Our class
sponsor was Mr. Ralph Wedd. The king and queen candidates for the senior carnival
were Bob West and Delores Dye. New students were Lawrence Harrison and Ethel
Nelson. Those who left us at the end of our freshman year were Barbara Bell,
Darlene Bell, Martha Boyd, and Carroll Dohrn.
In our second year, the usual number of good times were had. Our class officers
were: President, Carl Gordon, Vice President, Marilyn l-loffineg Secretary, Theresa
Van Goethemg Treasurer, Mary Ethel Klamm. We chose for our class sponsor, this
year, Mr, Dale Jones, The candidates for carnival king and queen were Carl Gor-
don and Marilyn Laquet, Our homecoming candidate was Barbara Ormsby. This year
we had a cheerleader chosen from our class, she was Marilyn Hoffine. The sopho-
more girls also served at the Junior-Senior Banquet.
Our junior year started off with a bang! We proved ourselves good salesmen by
selling magazines for the Collier Magazine Campaign, The high salesmen decided
to give awards to the class. We also sold pencils with the basketball schedule on the
side. That was also the year we were to give the Seniors a prom and banquet, We
chose, 'Chapel in the Moonlight" for the them of our prom, Our class officers were:
President, Mary Ethel Klammg Vice President, Bob West, Secretary, Marilyn Laquet,
Treasurer, Georgie Dana, Our class sponsors were Mrs. Thelma Skinner, and Mr.
Conrad Bowen. The carnival king and queen candidates were Larry Clark and Barbara
Ormsby, and our homecoming candidate was Barbara Ormsby. Again there were
cheerleaders chosen from our class: they were: Marilyn Hoffine and Barbara Ormsby.
Our junior play titled, 'Leave It to the Girls, " went off pretty well, too, All in all,
the only thing we didn't like about our junior year, was that we lost two students,
Roy Thomas and Sharleen Stewart, but we also gained one, Roxy Crane.
In our last year, we initiated the "Green Freshies' into GHS and gave them a party
on the evening of the same day. We have chosen for our class officers, President,
Georgie Danag Vice President, John Velisquezg Secretary, Theresa Van Goethemg
Treasurer, Mary Ethel Klammg Class Reporter, Barbara Ormsbyg Sergeant-of-Arms,
Bob West. Our class sponsors are Mr. Conrad Bowen and Mr. Edward Gaughan. The
homecoming king and queen were Marilyn Hoffine and John Velasquez, and the two
cheerleaders chosen from our class were Marilyn Hoffine and Barbara Ormsby, The
graduating seniors of '56, are Larry Clark, Charlotte Cloud, Roxanna Crane, Georgie
Dana, Dorris Donaldson, Reta Hamilton, Harriet Hicks, Mary Ethel Klamm. Marilyn
Hoffine, Marilyn Laquet, Jerry Neal, Ethel Nelson, Barbara Ormsby, Larry Pierce,
Gary Rush, Myrna Shreve, Rogene Stemple, Gene Stricker, Theresa Van Goethem, John
Velasquez, and Bob West. We only lost two students our senior year, and they were
Wayne Murray, and Carl Gordon. We are looking forward to our Senior trip, play,
camival, class night, Baccalaureate services, and then finally, Commencement!
COMPLIMENTS OF GRIFFIN HARDWARE STORE
When we entered Gardner High School four long years ago
The time toward graduation seemed to tick away so slow.
The preparations over nowg our school days all are past,
And here we stand, approaching life's long curving road, at last.
Back on our high school years each one of us will fondly gaze
And find that these were actually our truly "heavenly days."
With glimpses of the memories which we hold as a class
We marvel now at how the time so quickly had to pass.
Freshman initiation was a feared and dreaded day
Each one of us poor Freshies had to dress a certain way.
Sophisticated sophomores on the following year
Still we were underclassmen to the Seniors we do fear.
Our Junior Prom and banquet was enjoyed much by all
No finer had been given that one could well recall
April fourteenth was the date that we set,
For 'Chapel in the Moonlight," we'll never forget.
As dignified seniors our year's story we'll relate
And mention first the senior prom as a most important date.
This entertainment furnished by the class that's just behind us
Has helped to draw us closer, and to their hearts entwined us.
Our Senior Celebrations were loaded full with fun
And each Senior was included, left out not a single one.
Graduation from G.H.S, we all love so dear
We always will recall the days we spent together here,
Our teachers and our parents a debt we'll always owe
And through our life our gratitude we'll ever try to show.
So from the Class of '56, farewell to each and all
From us a wish for happiness strong, and wide, and tall
High school days for each of us come to an end this year
But graduation isn't sadg it means a new career.
We, the Senior Class, being of sound mind and body, do hereby make the following bequests
To Lois Ahlenstorf, we leave Roxy Crane's position on the office force.
To Phyllis Andrew, we leave Rogene Stemple's talkativeness.
To Glenn Bonar, we leave Larry Clark's athletic ability.
To Judy Clark, we leave Jerry Nea1's wittiness around GHS.
To Jack Cloud, we leave Georgie Dana's hair styles.
To Bob Cordell, we leave Marilyn I-loffine's lasting romance.
To Mary Beth Davis, we leave Myrna Shreve's giggles.
To Henry Davis, we leave Mary Ethel Klamm's school spirit.
To Victor Fonseca, we leave Gary Rush's seat in American History.
To Fred Garcia, we leave Barbara Ormsby's leadership ability.
To Cread Hogan, we leave Larry Pearce's car techniques.
To Sue Jensen, we leave Charlotte Cloud's sweet singing voice.
To Norlea Klamm, we leave Theresa Van Goethem's 'foot juggling ways."
To Wayne Knabe, we leave the freshman girls, favor of Gene Stricker.
To Bill Leeker, we leave John Velasquez's shyness toward girls.
To Myron Plank, we leave Dorris Donaldson's 'Valentino ways."
To Lee Peters, we leave Reta Hamilton's quietness.
To Joan Randall, we leave Marilyn Laquet's faithfulness to one boy.
To Celia Thompson, we leave the directions to Bob West's parking spots.
To Judy Wildman, we leave Ethel Nelson's and Harriet Hick's date books.
Compliments of SHARP-JONES GROCHIY STORE
Compliments of GARDNER VARIETY STORE
As Jerry Neal and Georgie Dana packed their
saddle-bags and put the finishing touches to their
X N plans for a horseback trip to Califomia, they
received a letter from England. Very curious
- to find who it was from, they tore it open
and discovered the writer to be their old school-
mate, Roxy Crane. She is living in England and
has married an Englishman with a long title.
While getting a supply of groceries for the
trip, Jerry asked to talk to the manager of the
store. The manager turned out to be John Jones,
the husband of Rogene Stemple. Rogene, who
was working in his place. said they owned a
whole chain of grocery stores.
The evening before our travelers left, they made the rounds, visiting old friends
they might not see for some time. Among the people visited was Mary Ethel Klamm,
who was an English teacher in Olathe High School, They also saw Theresa Van Goe-
them who was vising from Texas where she is Rodeo Queen. They met the former
Marilyn Hoffine Ford and Bill who were visiting homefolks, and Myma Shreve, a model
at Hartzfelds in New York. They made their last call at the home of Bob West,
who was living happily on his large ten-acre farm with his wife and eight kids.
Larry PBGICB. a hot rod racer, gave them the startling news that Johnny Velasquez
has a girl friend and a car, and has joined the foreign legion.
One evening about two weeks after our travelers started on their trip, they rode into
a town in Westem Kansas to see a circus. Were they ever surprised to find a circus
poster featuring Gene Stricker as a strong man in the same show that was featuring
a fighter, Gary Rush!
After a few weeks of riding, they received a letter which was forwarded from Charlotte
Cloud, Qwho was teaching high standards of living to the mountain peoplej, and she said
she had heard that Dorris Donaldson was attending West Point and making high marks.
Just as they were about to leave Colorado, Georgie's horse fell, she was injured and
taken to the hospital, The nurse in charge of her room turned out to be Reta Hamilton.
She told Georgie that Ethel Nelson had married, returned to Georgia, and is raising kid goats.
As they resumed their trip, they came upon a little hermit. Of all people, it turned
out to be Harriet Hicks who had come west prospecting for a man.
They finally reached the border of Califomia and were attending a football game
between Califomia University and TCU. The TCU coach's wife, the former Barbara
Ormsby, gave them a hearty welcome, She said Marilyn Laquet had just retumed to
South America, where her husband is a petroleum engineer.
Finally, their destination was reached, and as they were walking down the streets of
Los Angeles, they noticed a poster advertising a very popular show, 'Guywires and Doll
Dresses," starring Larry Clark, a double of Sunset Carson.
Their mission completed, they returned to Kansas and lived happily ever after,
Compliments of WESTERN AUTO Products of Saunders
Compliments of MARJE'S BEAUTY SHOP
Compliments of PHILLIPS 66 SHIVICE STATION
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Compliments of SMITH'S SERVICE STATION
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MARY BETH DAVIS
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NANCY SUE JENSEN
Sgt. of Arms
Compliments of 'B' SQUARE ELIIITRONICS
Compliments of BRUCES FURNITURE
Gaye Cole, Secretary
Sid Fraser, Vice President
Jackie Gay, President
Henry Hadle, Treasurer
Mason Dean Ormsby
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Compliments of LOCKER PLANT
Compliments of GARDNER GRAIN COMPANY
Paul Cloud, President
Gary Giberson, Vice President
Darlene Rush, Secretary
Ion Shreve, Treasurer
Irene Van Goethem
6 School daze--one more year
26 Freshman Initiation
29 Kayettes Organized n
'7 Eudora--Here--Marilyn honored
as Homecoming Queen,
14 Baldwin - - Here
18 Junior Sock Hop--Clothespins,
21 Wellsville--There I
22 Senior Paper Drive--Roxy's B-B-Q
28 Overbrook--There 1
29 Senior Halloween party at Jerry's
5 Cross-Countryu Second Place
11 Spring Hill--There
23-27 Thanksgiving Vacation
29 Senior Sneak--K. C. or Bust!
6 K, S. D.--Here
9 Junior Play--"Excuse Me Please"
16 Sextette at Carpenters Union
19 Musical Concert--Myron stole the 4
22 Christmas vacation--at last!!
Compliments of MEDEARIS TRUCKING COMPANY, Gardner, Kansas
3 Back to School
' 13 'spring H111--There
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DeSoto- - Here
18 Semesters- - Some Lucky People
25 - 28 League Tourney at DeSoto- -
Fourth Plac e.
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3 Eudora- -Here
9 Forensics- - Wellsville
14 Wellsville- - There
17 Spring Hill--Here
21 DeSoto- -There
League Vocal Festival-Baldwin
12 One-Act Play--Louisburg
17 League Instrumental Festival
24 K. S. Indoor Meet-Manhattan
2 Music Concert
6-7 District Music Festival
12 Senior Play
13 Emporia relay
17 Girls' Play-Day
18 Senior Camival
20 K. U. relays
24 Junior- Senior Banquet
GN 25 Senior Trip
0 28 State Music Festival
1 League Meet
4 Junior- Senior Prom
11 Regional Meet
V 18- 19 State Tournament
A 20 Baccalaureate
22 Graduation l. . . Finally!
Compliments of FRA SER OIL CO. , Gardner, Kansas
P, Crane, D, Moll, D, Ray, D, Ray, L, Clark, R, Freund. J. Rueck, B. Cordell, C. Freund,
L, Pearce, L, Stempel, B, West, A, Johnson, J. Velasquez, R. Gottstein, C, Hogan, G,
Giberson, P, Cloud, W, Knabe, M, Plank, S, Moore, M, Krump, G, Stricker, G, Gordon,
B, Ormsby, F. Garcia, V. Fonseca, J. Redenbaugh, J, O'Connor, J. Stricker, Mr, Stanfield,
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A, Leeker, M, Hoffine, J. Randall, R, Fajen, C, Thompson, R, Stempel, S, Jensen, J. Clark,
M, Thompson, W, McClaugherty, J. Gay, R, Crane, D, Dunlap, M. Laquet, B, Hansen, B,
Ormsb P, Cairns, G, Cole, J. Neal, L, Ahlenstorf, S, Hall, G, Dana, C, Cloud, C, Baker,
D. Soetaert. J. Wildman, R, Hamilton, J. Carver, H. Hicks, V, Velasquez, E, Nelson, I,
Van Goethem, D. Rush, M, Thawley, G. Gordon, E. Dana, P, Chesney, Mr, Stanfield,
Compliments of GARDNER LUMBER COMPANY, Gardner, Kansas
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FLUTE: C, Shriver, CLARINETS: J. Wildman, J, Lewis, A, Gary, L, Ahlenstorf, H, Seamonds,
M, McGraw, J, Rueck, I, Kingsley, S, Fraser, A, Moore, ALTO CLARINET: B, Ormsby, BASS
CLARINET: H. Thompson, J. Fraser. ALTO SAX: M, Laquet, L, Rinne, V. Lawrence, B, Fraser,
TENOR SAX: J. Gay, P, McConnell, BARITONE SAX: D, Moll, TUBA: B. Randall. HORNS:
G, Gordon, S, Hall, CORNETS: R Gottstein, C, Freund, J, Bacon, J. Holtgraver, G, Giberson,
R Bray, D, Griffin, J, Hayden, J, O'Connor, G, Green. BARITONE: M, Krump, J, Phegley.
TOMBONES: R, Burns, J. Redenbaugh, J, Gay, R, Fruend, PERCUSSION: D, Dunlap, E, Mclntire,
R, Fajen, A, Johnson, DIRECTOR: R, W, Stanfield.
September 3 - - Gardner Parade
September 10 - Olathe Parade
September 24 - Band Day Baker University
October 8 - - - Band Day Emporia
October 15 - - -American Royal Parade
December 19 - High School Program
February 4 - - - Polio Benefit
March 19 - - - Festival at DeSoto
April 6 ---- District Contest
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April 24, 1956
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Grace: Mr. Ewald
Toastmaster ---------- Bob Cordell
Welcome - - - -Celia Thompson
Response - - - - -Georgie Dana
Over the Rainbow" - - Mrs. R.W. Stanfield
Tap Solo ----- ---- S haron Hall
Selections by Sophomore Ensemble
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Our strong band can ne'er be broken,
Formed in Gardner High--
Far surpassing wealth unspoken
We will ever sing thy praises
Sealed by friendship's tie
Loyal sons and true
Hail we now our Alma Mater
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Sept. 23 Louisburg There 13 0
Sept. 30 DeSoto Here O 33
Oct. '7 Eudora Here 25 0
Oct. 14 Baldwin There 6 20
Oct. 21 Wellsville There 13 14
Oct. 28 Overbrook There 19 34
Nov. 2 Parker There 6 55
Nov. 11 Spring Hill There 6 34
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GLIMPSES OF BASKETBALL SCORES
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47 Spring Hill
57 De Soto
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League Tournament - De Soto
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District Tournament - Eudora
Regional Tournament - Wellsville
1. The Gardner Trailblazers started the 1955 football season under the leadership of
Coach Dale Jones. ln their first game of the year the Trailblazers defeated Louisburg
13 to 0. Touchdowris were made by Bob West and Myron Plank.
2. 'I'he next game was Gardner's first home gameg against De Soto. In this game
De Soto defeated Gardner by a score of 33 to 0.
3. The third game of the season was G. H. S. 's homecoming. In this game it was
Eudora vs. Gardner. Pearce, West, and Peters scored and Gardner rolled up a score of
25 to O.
4. Gardner fell to defeat for the second time in their next game. The Baldwin
Bulldogs outscored Gardner 20-6. Gardner's only touchdown was made by Pearce.
5. Gardner vs. Wellsville. This was perhaps Gardner's hardest game played all
year. Gardner scored twice on touchdowns by Peters and West, but failed to score one
of the extra points. Final score was wellsville 14, Gardner 13.
6. In a non-league game, three touchdowns by Peters and West were not enough
to overpower Overbrook, as Overbrook scored four times the first half and once in the
last half - Score: Overbrook 34, Gardner 19.
7. In another non-league game with Parker, Gardner again fell in defeat. This was
the Trailblazers' worst loss of the year, 55 to 6. Gardner's lone touchdown was made by
8. Gardner vs. Spring Hill - Spring Hill by defeating Gardner 33-6 became the 1955
Little Seven Champions. Gardner was able to score only once in this game, this touch-
down was made by Lee Peters. 'I'his ended the Trailblazers' '55 football season.
The Gardner basketball team got off to a good start in the 1955-56 season. The
Trailblazers won their first five games. Their first defeat was handed to them by Spring
Gardner entered the Little Seven League Tournament carrying a 5 won, 3 lost record.
Gardner defeated Wellsville ir1 their opening game but fell to defeat in the next two
Gardner used the same starting five most of the year. These were: Larry Clark,
Bob West, Johnny Velasquez, Bob Cordell, and Sid Fraser. The active substitutes were
Glenn Bonar, Lee Peters and Jon Shreve.
Gardner won three and lost four out of its next seven games and entered the District
Toumament with a record of none won, and none lost.
ln the first game of the Tournament, the Trailblazers defeated Eudora by a score of
46 to 36. The next night Gardner defeated Stanley 70 to 41. In the Championship
game, Gardner lost to Baldwin 68 to 50.
The next week Gardner was defeated in their opening game of the Regional Tourna-
ment by Burlingame by a score of 66 to 50.
Gardner ended the '55-'56 season with a record of eleven won and eleven lost.
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o'c1ock, the speaker was Fred S. Montgomery.
Mary Rogene Stempel
Myrna Louise Shreve
Jeraldine Evelyn Neal
Larry J. Clark
Larry Lee Pearce
Johnny Velasquez, Jr.
Marilyn Joy Laquet
Dorris Junior Donaldson
Marilyn Louise Hoffine
Robert S. West
Roxanna Natalie Crane
Mary Ethel Klamm
Barbara Louise Ormsby
Reta Jean Hamilton
Theresa May Van Goethem
Gary L. Rush
Charlotte Pauline Cloud
Georgie Eleanor Dana
Eugene Francis Stricker
Ethel Rean Nelson
Harriet Mae Hicks
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