Gem Consolidated School - Gems Yearbook (Colby, KS)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 116 of the 1954 volume:
We the 195k se-mio:-S or Gem High
School dedicate this eighth issue of
the Gemfs Gems to our parents who have
so willingly put us thru school.
OUR SCHOOL SCHOOL BOARD
West Entrance Ray Flanagin Clerk
Ernie Ziegelmeier Treasurer
Lon Sowers Director
North Entrance South Bus Route
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CALVIN CRAWFORD: Superintendent
Typingg World History
He received an A. B.
degree from Bethany
College. He took graduate work at Colo-
rado U. at Boulder.
He received his A. B.
Ha s Kansas State
degree from Fort
College. He took grad-
uate work at Fort Hays Kansas State
Industrial Artsg Chemistryg American Hist.
He received his B.S.
degree at Fort Hays
State College, and has started work toward
a M.S. degree.
MISS BARBARA ANN HAYGOOD
Grade k High School Music: Band
She received her B. S.
degree at Texas
State College for Women, Denton Texas.
MRS. BRETA TREAT
Seventh k Eighth Grades.
She received her A. B.
MRS. CLARA SOUDERS
Fifth R Sixth Grades.
Fort Hays Kansas Stat
MRS. EDITH ANDERSON
Third H Fourth Grades
Fort Hays Kansas Stat
M SS MARY RUMM L
First a Second Grades
Emporia State Teacher
degree from Ottawa
High School Classes
This full year course was taught by Mr. Patterson to
the Senior class which consisted of only six pupilsn Chem-
istry is the study of the ninety-six elemehs. All mater-
ials are made up of mixtures and compounds of the ninety-six
elements. We need more Chemistry today than ever before.
The first period after dinner found the Juniors hard at
work in the typing room. The first few weeks were spent in
learning the key board. Then came weeks of speed and accur-
acy drills. During the latter part of the year several bud-
gets of letters and personal typing problems and various
forms of letters were typed. Mr. Crawford was the teacher.
Six Seniors made up the Typing II class this year
With speed and accuracy drillsi several budgets of telegrams
and letters were typed. The Gem Tiger' school paper was
put out by this class monthly. Mr. Crawford was the teacher
As the name applies, this is the history of America
from the time it came in to being up to the present time.
This class consisted of six Seniors and two Juniors, with
Mr. Patterson as the teacher.
World history is the story of man and his way of live
ing from the beginning up to the present time. The Freshman
and Sophomores took this course, with Mr. Crawford as the
AM RICAN HISTORY
The second period after dinner found the Juniors and
Seniors hard at work learning more about government and its
fundtions. American Government-is the study of our instut-
ions and functions of government. Beginning the second sem-
ester we took Psychology. Psychology is the study of human
behavior. It was a very interesting subject.
High School Classes Gont'd.
As the nmnw applies it is a science in general. It is
an introductory course to all other sciences. Some work in
the sciences such as Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, is in-
cluded in this course. The Freshmen and Sophomores took
this course with Mr. Patterson as teacher.
The Algebra class of 53-Su consisted of twelve Sophomores
and Freshmen,six boys and six girls. We used two texts supp
lemented with tests and drills. Algebra is a mathmatical
science which bolsters our arithmetioal process and prepares
us for Higher courses in the field of math, such as Geometry
English classes studied grammar, read literature, made
book reports, and wrote paragraphs, essays and short reports
We alternated each six weeks the study of grammar and litera
ture. English 1 class supplemented the English in Action
text book with work books.
There were just four studious pupils in Industrial art
class this year, two boys and two girls with Mr. Patterson
as the teacher. P.K's project was a mahogony chest and a
lawn chair while Vernon worked on a desk. Carl made a boat
while Rose worked on a maple book case.
Mr. Patterson English III
English I General Science
American History World History
English II Typing II
Typing I Industrial Arts
Girls Glee Club Boys Glee Club
Phyllis Kay Bugbee
Triple Trio............ .
Plays and Operettas....l-
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Band iTenor Saxophoney
Plays and Operettas....
Rose Mae Burke
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Vernon Lee Flanagin
Annual Staff........ .
Plays and Operettas.....
Elizabeth Lauretta Miller
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Annual Staff........ ..
School Paper......... n
Plays and Operettas....
Carl Edward Mellor
Glee Cluboooaosuoou asq1'2
Annual Staffoaanosuo one
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We the Seniors of 1953-Sh enrolled in Gem Consoldated
High-School in the year of l95O. We were then as follows:
Betty Lou Mentlick, Phyllis Kay Bugbee, Rose Mae Burke,
Betty Ruth Hopson, Vernon Lee Flanigin, Kenneth Dean Havice,
and Carl Edward Mellor.
Our Sophomore year, we were the same except we lost
Kenneth Havice, and gained Elizabeth Miller. The Freshman
Glass was small that year, so we let them off with a light
initiation, with the agreement that we would help them
initiate the Freshman Class the next year. This worked
well since they were a large class and the Sophomores needed
Our Junior year we were composed of the same group as
we were the preceeding year. We took out our wrath on the
Freshman Class, that was seething for two years, according
to the agreement we made with the Sophomore Class.
Our Senior year, we were sorry to lose Betty Hopson.
This year we are busy with the annual and school paper. We
also are heavily engaged in serving at games. We are
actively participating in the Junior-Senior Play. All of us
are looking forward to our Senior Sneak, we have invited
Robert Lee Sadler of the Junior Class to go along with us.
Vernon and Phyllis are the only students of our class
that have gone through school at Gem all the way from the
Looking back on the years we have gone through school
together it has not been as difficult as it has seemed at
times. We have accomplished what we set out to do and much
hard work is now behind us.
we, the Senior Class of 1953-SH, Of the CitY Of Gem
County of Thomas, and State of Kansas, being of sound mind
amd memory hereby make this our last will and testament.
First, to the Juniors we leave our row in the study
hall and the name as Seniors.
To the Sophomores we leave all our wasted study halls
maybe they could get something done.
To the Freshmen we leave all our pencil stubs and our
years of school.
To the faculty we leave our appreciation for their help
in our years in school.
Second, our remaining chattels with which we regret
I Betty, will all my old dates to Elta Mae, and may she
have more fun with them than I did.
I P.Kay, will my ability to silliness to Mary Beth
because she has such a good start.
I Elizabeth, will all the dates I didn't get to Darlene.
I Carl, will all my height to Fred Loseke.
I Rose Mae, will my good advice on boys to Evelyn W.
she needs it!
Vernon and Carl cheerfully will all the missed baskets
to the underclassmen.
I Betty, will my atheletic ability to Ronnie B. in hope
that he will be a great professional star.
I P.Kay, will my temper to Bob since he never gets mad.
I Elizabeth, will my ability to woo men at carnivals to
I P.Kay, will my ability to Mary Lee on how to get to
I Carl, will my typing errors to the next class with
the hope that they can conquer them better than I did.
Vernon wills a few of his extra pounds to David who is
in need of them.
I Betty, will my ability to get along with the teachers
to anyone who needs it.
I Carl, will my ability to work experiments that don't
backfire to Mr. Patterson.
To anyone who wants them Vernon leaves all of his old
test papers and scratch pa er that may be left behind.
I Elizabeth, will my shoes to Bob Davis.
To Ward and Ronald H., Vernon leaves all the basketball
plays which didn't work in hopes they will make them nclickn
we the Seniors of l95Ll will all the old articles left
in our desks to the oncoming classmen.
Signed this 13th day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand nineteen hundred and fifty-four.
Signedf a O
While I was aboard the Great Queen Mary on my way to
Great Britian for the Coronation of l96h, there was a great
commotion on deck and people were pulling someone aboard.
There was frantic yelling. I dashed out of my cabin to see
what was going on and lo-and-behold who should I see flounc-
ing around on deck but Carl Mellor. Yes, he was swim ing the
Atlantic. I rushed over to him and I proudly said, "'I do."
as people were asking if anyone knew him. After all, not
everyone can swim the Atlantic in four and a half days.
After Carl had gotten some warm clothescn and a bite to
eat he came to my cabin and we had a most joyous visit. He
told me he was swimming the Atlantic to prove to his beloved
little wife, which by the way was the former Rita Smith,that
he was good for someth ng besides splitting atoms and going
to Mars every five years. I told him I was sure she would
be proud of him. Carl and Rita are living 16 miles north of
Wichita and have three adorable children. As time passed on
I asked Carl to join me for the Coronation. He said he'd be
After two more days of sailing we reached the coast of
England where Carl and I were taken to the most fabulous
hotel in London. It was the largest either of us had ever
seen, but when we saw the huge neon light flashing off and
on telling the name, Carl and I were both amazed. The sign
read, 'Flanagin Hotel ' 1000 rooms, a bath in each room for
only S20 a night and 515 for single rooms. This was very
reasonable we thought, so off we went to seek the manager.
When we asked to see the manager, we were sent to aluxurious
room with carpets approximately six inches deep and velvet
drapes hanging from ceiling to floor. As we were gazing
around, a tall, dark man came in and in his fully developed
masculine voice said, 'Yes, what may I do for you?n As Carl
and I turned we found him to be no one but the one and only
architect, Vernon Flanagin who designed his own hotel and
he gets a fabulous sum yearly for his work. We were all
three very elated over our long lost acquanitancesnd visited
and discussed for over two hours. Carl and I both were sur-
prised to hear that Vernon wasn't married yet. He said, WOh
it's not that I haven't had plenty of chances and even pro-
posals, but I've never really had much time. 'However, when
Dianna Lynn was over here making her new picture, 'Love Is
Where You Find It', we had a most lovely time together. As
Vernon kept on talking we found out he and Dianna were to be
married in the fall of 1968 which was his turn to go to the
states. He always made the trip every two years.
As I glanced at my watch, I noticed it was only two and
a half hours before the Coronation and I told the boys I
really must be leaving. Carl asked if I would please excuse
him if he didn't go but thought he would stay and go with
Vernon. I said that would be fine.
Finally, two and half hours later as I seated myself
on a ring side seat for the Coronation and awaited the big
moment, who should I see seated in front of me two rows but
Mrs. Charles Rudolph Chamberland Jr. fthe former Rose Mae
Burkel waving frantically to draw my attention. Immediately
I was saying excuse me a dozen times clambering over people
to reach Rosie. It was so good to see her again after nine
I asked her what in the world she was doing here and she an-
swered me assuredly, m0h, Charles is leading the queen in
and I have to be here to throw him a kiss.' S e told
had been married to Charles for four years andhad two
boys that were just adorable. They played with the
little boys all the time. She seemed very happy and
saw her husband I could easily see whyg
Trumpets ahounded now announcing the approaching of the
queen who was dressed in a most exquisite white satin gown
covered with diamonds and pearls. As Rosie and I sat visit-
ing, they were describing the ceremony and the costumes she
and her royal highness wore. When they announcedthe designer
of the queens dress, Rosie and I were both surprised and ask
each other if we had heard right, for they had announced
that the great Madame Fi Fi Lou Mentlick had designed it. As
the designer took a bow we could see her red hair glistening
in the bright London sunlight and we knew immediately it
was out long lost classmate, Betty fRedJ Mentliok. Rosie
and I could hardly wait untill the receptionto talk with her.
Finally, after two or three hours of weary setting the Coro-
nation was over and the reception was getting under way.
Betty came up, stood in front of us and was looking all
around. I gently tapped her on the shoulder and she quickly
turned around. Rosie and I both said, "Hi, Red!" Betty was
speechless as she began excitedly tellingms what hadhappened
to her within the last ten years. She told us she ran the
most exclusive dress shop in London and alsohad one in Paris.
She said she did all of her own modeling which Rosie and I
noticed she hadn't lost any of her graceful curves but had
put on a little wieght around her hips. We each told her
our happenings during our last ten years of absence.
Well enough of that, Alas, the receptionprogram is unde
way and the velvet curtains slowly draw apart and there be-
fore our eyes was none but Elizabeth Miller. Oh 'Lizzie '
was most enchanting. She had lost approximately 35 pounds
and she was a most graceful ballet dancer, so light on her
feet. We watched for onlya short time it seemed when it was
intermission. We went backstage to congratulate her. She
was glad to see us and we were glad to find out she was mar-
ried to a wealthy millionaire. She's very happy both with
her ballet dancing and her marriage. She said she was going
on tour of the United States within another month and had
intended to look us up, that is those who she still kept in
touch. A man came in and announced tea was served so we all
went out to tea.
After tea, it was getting late so I told the girls I
must be going because I had a dinner appointment. I was so
glad I had seen all of them and now had their addresses, was
sure we could all keep better contact with each other during
the next ten years.
As I walked out in the cool of the evening, I had mem-
ories renewed and new ones acquired which I shall never for-
get of the years with my six wonderful classmates.
Bobby S. Darlene D.
We had two Juniors this year. They were Darlene Davis
and Robert CBobl Saddler.
Darlene sang second soprano in Girls Glee Club. Bob
bass in Boys Glee Club. He took lessons on the bass
the second semester and was in Band.
Bob went with the Seniors to Hays in December on a phys
ical education field trip.
The Juniors and Seniors were a joint class this year.
Seniors helped the Juniors in the lunch room and sold
Christmas cards. Then the Juniors split the funds and Bob
went on the Senior sneak. The Sophomores helped the Juniors
with the Senior Banquet.
We took part in the Junior--Senior play, Amateur Hour
and other activities. Also we enjoyed our school parties
each month. In sports, Bob took active part in baseball,
volleyball, and basketball.
To add to our funds we sold magazines and Bob was the
leading salesman in the school having sold 573.00 worth of
magazines. The complete class sold 8101.00 of which Shh.90
was our share.
Bob---President, Student Council Member
Darlene-Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer and
Mary Beth Z. Mary Lee T. Marilyn P. Doreen G.
Fred L. Beverley T. Ronnie B.
The Sophomore Class of l95h enrolled on August 31 with
six industrious and ambitious students. The class officers
were: Marilyn Poland, President, Fred Loseke, Vice President
Dorreen Graham, Secretary-Treasurer, Ronald Barnett, Student
Council Member, Mary Lee Treat and Mary Beth Class Reporter.
Later in the year Beverley Turner joined us. We choose Miss
Haygood as our class sponsor.
Our subjects were: World History, General Science,
English II, and Algebra. The second semester we decided to
take Psychology with the Juniors and Seniors.
The first semester we were all members of Band, Mary
Lee, Clarinet, Doreen, Bell Lyre, Marilyn, Flute, Mary Beth
and Ronnie, Coronet, Fred Bass Drum. We are all members
of Glee Club as follows, Marilyn, pianist, Dorreen, alto
Mary Lee, I Soprano, and Mary Beth, II Soprano. The second
semester Ronnie dropped out of band and only Fred enrolled
in Glee Club.
We took part in: baseball, softball, volleyball, and
basketball. Some other activities were: Band Concerts, Am-
atuer Hour, District Music Festival and others. We have en-
joyed the school parties each month.
Mary Lee, Mary Beth and Dorreen were the cheerleaders
in high school.
We helped sell magazines this year. We sold 3220.50 of
which 377.55 was our profit. We sold the most magazines of
the four classes in high school.
The first semester Mary Beth and Dorreen were librarians
of the high school library and the second semester Mary Lee
ward M. Ronald H. David M.
Bobby D. Evelyn W. Elta Mae D
The Freshman class was assembled August 31 to begin
four years of high school. Members of the class were:Evelyn
Webbg Elta Mae Durhamg ward Munkresg Robert Davisg Ronald
Higerdg and David Miller.
The first semester Ronald H igerd played the bass horn
in band and the second semester he played the coronet. Elta
Mae and Evelyn were members of the glee club, and both sang
first soprano. They took .very active part in the school
programs. Ronald Higerd and Robert Davis were members of
boys glee club.
Both girls and boys took active part in the following
sportsg baseballg softball: volleyballg and basketball.
Some activities in which they participated were: Band
Concert, Amateur Hour, and District Music Festival. We have
enjoyed the monthly school parties.
We survived the initiation and are looking forward to
next year when we can initiate the Freshman and get back
some of the things on them
Class officers were:
Ronnie ------ President
David ------- Vice President
Elta Mae ---- Secretary Treasurer
Evelyn ------ Student Council Representative
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
Marvin B. Gary S. Larry H. John F. Delbert G
Jerry D. Hulda H. Rosa Lea T. Connie S.
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Juday H. Evelyn J. Caroll C. Eugene H.
Larry C. Billy G. Billy B.
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FIRST AFD SECOND GRADES
Gary A. Ivy R. Raymond H.
Judy J. Connie W.
Carlos S. Dorothy F. Sandra B. Beth T. Donnie C.
David B. Sandra N. Christine B. Sandra T. Jzkmmy P.
FIRST AND SECOND GRADES
There were fifteen children in our room the past year.
The five pupils in the first grade were: Gary Adriang Judy
Jenseng Ivy Reedg Connie Willcoxg and Raymond Haremza The
ten children in the second grade wereg Dorothy Flanaging
Beth Treaty Jimmy Pattersong Sandra Trailg Sandra Bremenkamp
Sandra Neilg Carlos Saddlerg Christine Bendag David Bond and
Christine Benda and Carlos Saddler started with us at
the first of the term, they came from Halford. David Bond
moved here from Rexford and entered school January 18.
Donnie Crane moved here from Colby and entered school Jan-
Our attendance was very regular except for a few days
of flu and Christmas vacation outside of the state. We have
enjoyed reading many books from our good library. We also
had lots of fun celebrating holidays and birthdays during
THIRD AND FOURTH GRADES
Last fall thirteen children enrolled in the third and
fourth grades. There were six third graders and seven in the
We were glad to welcome Caroll Case, Eugene Houstong
and Carol Saddler into our group. They had been attending
school at Halford. At the end of January, Larry Crane en-
rolled in the third grade. He had been going to Colby
to school. He was a welcome addition to our room.
We had a Hal1owe'en Party and a Valentine Party which
we greatly enjoyed. Patty Sowers joined the band the second
semester. All of the children were very regular in attend-
ance throughout the entire year. Each birthday was cele-
brated with a small party. We spent many enjoyable hours
FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADES
School opened Aug. 31, 1953 with an enrollment of seven-
Eight pupils in the fifth grade were: Johnnie Weishaarg
Duane Knudsong Ray Cochrang Freddie Bourquing Dean Ziegel-
meierg Colin Casey Rita Saddlery and Jeff Reed. Ray came to
us from St. Joseph Mo. and Colin from Halford.
In the sixth grade there were: Patty Wolfeg Loretta
Higerdg Gary Grahamg Yvonne Regnierg and Judy Young.
Colleen came to us from Halford and Judy left us to go
to Nebraska with her parents. Mrs. Souders was the teacher.
SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES
On August 31, 1953, school opened with fifteen pupils
enrolled in our room. The eighth grade had six of the
pupils: Larry Burkeg Hulda Haremzag Verl Haviceg Toby
Skeersg Dorothy Cochrang and Kathrine Treat. Our Seventh
grade had only two girls, Rosa Lea Trail and Betty Haremza,
while the boys numbered seven: Marvin Barnett, Gary Saddlery
Jerry Davisg John Flanaging Larry Higerdg Delbert Graham and
Connie Skeers. We were very sorry to lose the Skeers boys
in November, when they moved to Colorado.
We participated in the programs for Education Week and
Christmas, as well as furnished 9 band members who took part
in the band concerts. Our girls are in the grade girls
We have been active in Grade sports, although we
failed to capture a trophy at the tourament held at Gem in
January. We have not been a npush overn in either boys
or girls games during the regular season.
In our academic work, we have done serious work, realiz-
ing how much we had to cover and how short our time really
was. Both grades have covered both the seventh and eighth
grade books, nAdventures in Reading,n trying to gain reading
ease and fluency in speech. We used work books in English,
emphasing sentence structure and parts of speech, and work
books also in mathematics,to help us with the fundamentals.
Grade seven has covered both Kansas Geography and Kansas
History, while Grade Eight has concretated on American
History with our good text, nThis is America's St0ry.n
Altogether we feel we had a profitable and pleasant
year, one to live long in memory. Mrs. Treat was our teacher
Rose Mae Burke Mary Ziegelmeier Phyllis Bugbee
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Doreen Graham Mary Lee Treat Evelyn webb Marilyn Poland
Beverly Turner Elta Mae Durham
The girls started volleyball this year and went to the
tournament at Menlo. There were ten girls participating in
sports this year. We started basketball in November. Our
basketball games were as follows:
NGem 59 ----- 33 Kanarado
NGem 52 ----- Sh Menlo
NGem hh ----- 33 Rexford
WGem 61 ----- hh Leoville
N Games played at home.
Gem Hi Cheerleaders Selden vs. Gem
Brewster vs. Gem Brewster vs. Gem
Menlo vs. Gem Mnnument vs. Gem
Selden vs. Gem Selden vs. Gem
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H, Ward M. Robert D. David M
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SPORTS
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During the fall the boys started by playing vollleyball
We won a third place trophy in the tournament at Menlo. After
this w t t d b
e s ar e asketball. We won a third place trophy at
Herndon during the League Tournament.
Gem 61+ Kanorado e:Gem 65 ----- SO Menlo
Gem 52 Herndon Gem 63 ----- SO Leoville
Gem Sh. Monument Gem 614. ----- 62 Herndon
Gem 72 Jennings Gem 52 ----- 60 Brewster
Gem 53 ----- Selden Gem 63 ----- 58 Selden
Gem no ----- Menlo Gem 73--- 14.9 Monument
Gem 143 ----- Rexford Gem 68 ----- 59 Menlo
-x+Gem 6LL ----- Herndon Gem 53 ----- 70 Leoville
4lGem S7 ----- Rexford Gem 57 ----- 78 Rexfora
Gem 70- ---- 73 Page City
'WDenotes tournament games
Herndon vs. Gem Leoville vs. Gem
Herndon vs. Gem Leoville vs. Gem
H9I"1'1dOU VS- Gem Leoville vs. Gem
Grade Regulars Grade Midgets
Grade Girls Mrs. Treat, Grade Girls Coach
The Gem Grades started the year with volleyball.
The boys showed very fine teamwork and wonderful sportsw
manship all through the year.
The League teams: Rexfordg Selden, Menlog Herndon, and
Leoville attended the annual basketball tournament which was
held January 27, 28, and 30 at Gem. In the boys basketball
tourney Selden took first, Herndon took second, and Leoville
took third. In the girls volleyball tourney Menlo placed
first and Rexford placed second.
Gem 20 ----- 35 Herndon
-K-Gem 21 ----- 33 Selden
Gem 15 ----- 21 Menlo
Gem 27 ----- 28 Rexford
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20 ----- 35 Herndon
22 ----- 30 Menlo
-22Gem 27 ----- 29 Rexford
Selden vs. Gem Herndon vs. Gem
Leoville vs. Gem Rexford vs. Gem
First Place Trophy Grade Cheer Leaders
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lst and 2nd Grades 3rd and lpth Grades
Sth and 6th Grades 7th and 8th Grades
This is the fifth year for the Gem Tiger which was pub-
lished once a month by the following staff: Editor, Vernon
Flanaging Associate Editor, Rose Mae Burkeg Sports Editor,
Carl Mellor, Class News, P.K. Bugbeeg Feature Articles, Betty
Mentlickg Joke Page, Elizabeth Miller and our sponsor was Mr.
Crawford. We have enjoyed putting out the paper and hope the
patrons have enjoyed reading it.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR BANQDET
The Juniors of last year decorated the music room for
the Jr. and Sr. banquet. Our theme was NFantasy of the Deepn
and chicken of the sea was our main food with all the trim-
mings. We made most of our decorations which were mainly
fish of the sea and one big mermaid. After the banquet, we
all went to Colby to the show which was nPony Express.' It
was enjoyed by all.
There were four assembly programs sent out by the Univer
sity of Kansas and sponsored by the Senior Class. The first
program was the Magician, September 22. The second program
was the Fire Arm Lecture, October lk. The third program was
the Bell Ringer, November 13. Our last program was the Archer
March 18. The programs this year were exceptionally good and
everyone turned out to see and enjoy them.
HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
Our play last year was nHill Billy Weddin'n in which we
all participated in and had a lot of fun putting it on. The
cast consisted of about the whole high school.
This year there were only two Juniors and they joined
with the Seniors and Bob went on the Annual Senior sneak.
The Seniors helped the Juniors serve in the lunch room at
basketball games. Q
This made the fifth year for our band and all years but
the first we have had a concert. We wish to thank Mrs
Crawford who started up our band. There were four Seniors in
band: Betty Mentlickg Vernon Flanaging Rose Burkeg and P.Kay
Bugbee. We gave two concerts this year, one one December lk,
and another one in the spring. The band is going to Spring
Festival again this year at Oberlin. The band consisted of
26 members. Miss Barbara Haygood was our new leader this
Dorreen, Drum Major Music Teacher
First and Second Grade Music Third and Fourth Grade Music
Fifth and Sixth Grade Music Grade Girls Music
Band Twirlers Band Concert
First and Second Grades First and Second Grades
in Christmas Program in Christmas Program
Third and Fourth Grades Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and
in Christmas Program Eighth Grades in
High School Glee Club Band Concert
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Talking it over
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COOPER GRAIN INC.
Bonded Warehouse Storage
We Handle Your Grain Any Way You Wish
Warehouse Receipts, Open Storage, or Cash
Bonded and Insured for Your Protection
560,000 Bushels Capacity
Telephone 999 Colby, Kansas
Lumber R Coal Company
285 North Franklin Avenue
Phone 237 Colby, Kansas
AVERY STUDIO R ENGRAVING SERVICE
We Solicit and Appreciate
Phone L88 Colby, Kansas
to the class of 'Sh
THOMAS COUNTY NATIONAL BANK
Where Sound And Progressive Bank Service
Has Been The Rule Since 1886
BARKER MOTOR CO.
You Can Pay More
But You Can't Pay Better
Ford Cars - Trucks
Test Drive une New Ford
And Prove to Yourself
Compliments to the Senior Class of Gem High School
THE FARMERS AND MERCHANTS STATE BANK
Member of Federal Deposit Insurance Corvoration
66 years in Thomas County
HESS LUMBER COMPANY
Phone 214.0 Colby, Kansas
Morrison-Gregg-Mitchell Grain Co.
Courteous Service Honest Weight
W. J. Bugbee, Manager
Phone 6-2221 Gem, Kansas
' PHILS FOOD MARKET
West Colby on Highway 214.
THOMPSON FURNITURE COMPANY
Complete Household Furniture and Flo
You Are Always Welcome
Free - Delivery
CONSUMERS CO-OP SUPPLY CO.
Tank Wagon Service - Tires-Batteries-Paints R Supplies
Give Us a Try
W.J. Bugbee - Manager
Phone 6-2561 Gem, Kansas
VETTY APPLIANCE CO.
Your Crosley Dealer
Plumbing - Heating - Electric
Phone 652 Colby, Kansas
SCHROEDER FURNITURE COMPANY
Everything for the Home
Hardware - Sports Equipment - Household Supplies
Come in and See Us
Phone M77 Colby, Kansas
M E H STANDARD SERVICE
Phone 325 Colby Kansas
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Ralph A. Johnson
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HAGLER PRATT MOTORS INC.
Authorized Willys Dealers
Dynamometer Tu e up
Gale Wade Don,Jim Marty mechanics
4 4 4 4 4
WOODWORTH ABSTRACT CO.
4 4 4 4 4
LOWIS DRUG STORE
Phone 106 Colby Kansas
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BIEKER'S K-T SERVICE
175 West 3rd. Phone 158
Ferd Schroeder - Owner
J. M. MCDONALD CO.
'Your money goes a
mile at McDonaldsn
Colby Kan. Phone 702
H G F Foods
HOWARDS GLASS SHOP
Howard Andrews, Owner
Storm Windows - Screens
Complete Glass Service
Phone 37 Colby, Kansas
Licensed Municipal Public Acct
165 West Third St.
THE JEWELL COMPANY
wholesale Candies k Tobacco
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THOMAS COUNTY GRAIN CO.
Service With a Smile
285 East Fourth
Telephone 1992 Colby, Kansas
BERG k GRISSOM DRUG STORE
The Rexall Store
School Books R Supplies
Franklin Livestock Supplies
For the Entire Family
SERVICE SHOE SHOP
510 N. Franklin
Phone ML9 Colby, Kansas
Bulk Deliveries - Lubrication
- Wheel Balancing -
Skelly Gasoline-Hudson Cars
CHIEF OIL COMPANY
SH THS GREENHOUSE k FLORAL SHOP
Cut Flowers Floral Ibsigns
Theodore A. Smith, Florist
Member of F.T.D.
THOMPSON INSURANCE AGENCY
Real Estate 3 Farm Loans
SYMNS-SHAFER HERO. CO.
Stokely's Finest Foods
Every Monday R Thursday
Free - Press - Tribune
Official County Paper
BLACK R WHITE DAIRY
At Their Finest
VANS CONOCO SERVICE
Phone - 688
Service That Pleases
Ladies A Childrens Appearal
Ready to Wear
M56 N. Franklin
Phone 15.6 Colby, Kansas
Diamonds k Jewelry
Glass - Paints - Oil
Gas R Electric Appliances
Phone 83 Colby, Kansas
HIGH PLAINS IMTLEMENT CO.
Gleaner Combines - Repairs
Phone 117 Colby, Kansas
Best Steaks Along the Road
Western Auto Store
Keith M. Voss
SERVICE OIL COMPANY
Conoco Gasoline - Kerosene
Heating Fuels - Oil R Greases
280 West hth
Phone Soo Colby, Kansas
Cream - Poultry - Hides
Seeds - Eggs - Feeds
Phone 350 Colby, Kansas
GRAHAM BARBER SHOP
Haircuts - Shaves
Shampoo k Shoe Shines
GUNNELS TRACTOR COMPANY
Oliver Farm Machinery
Phone 393 Colby, Kansas
RANEY DRUG STORE
Phone 215 Colby, Kansas
Clothing k Shoes
Everything for Men
HON ON THE RANGE COURT
1275 West hth St.
John Dean, Manager
Phone 6h1 Colby, Kansas
BUICK - CHEVROLET
Sales M Services
Hiett Motors, Inc.
Phone 30 Colby, Kansas
CAREFUL DRY CLEANERS E LAUNDERERS
We Use Soft Water Exclusively
Leading Launderers k Dry Cleaners
Of Western Kansas
COLBY TIRE R BATTERY SERVICE
B.F. Goodrich Distributor
Tires k Batteries
Steve, Chub, Matt
Phone 17 Colby, Kansas
PRINCESS STYLE SHOP
Ladies, Misses, E Juniors
Ready to Wear
Mrs. Francis Passell
W R W SERVICE
Sinclair HC Gasoline
Tank Wagon Service
HOME ON THE RANGE COURT
1275 w mn
John Dean, Manager
Phone Shl Colby, Khnsas
J C Penney Co. Inc.
'The Family Store'
Shoes - Clothing - Accessories
MAS N. Franklin
Hardware that Stands
Propane - Butane
We Appreciate Your Business
Groceries - Eggs - Produce
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