Gibbon High School - Buffalo Yearbook (Gibbon, NE)
- Class of 1953
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To our parents, who encouraged us when
we were discouraged, set examples that we
might follow, and reprimanded us when we
m1sbehaved,we dedicate this annual Because
of their interest in us, their tireless
eftorts on our behalf, and their slncere
Their understanding of our actions,
and the interest they held in activity
c1rcles,make them our choice forthis honor.
Their sense of justice and fair play, their
wise counsel and advice, as well as their
forgetfulness of self, make them one or the
p1llars on which Gibbon High is firmly
Inasmuch as we believe that their con
tributions to G H S has been most out
standing during the past four years, with
honor and respect, we make this dedication
to our parents
guidance, we take pleasure in giving this
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Production Manager . . . . . . . .Dale Skow
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We, of the annual staff have tried
to make our book the best one ever pro-
duced in Gibbon High just as every class
does We hope that this book will serve
to keep our class bright and distinct in
the memories of those whom we have known
even as we merge with all the alumni as
the years fly by
For over fifty years row,our school
has been graduating her m iors and send
ing them out into the world Durlngthis
time, although styles and customs have
changed, the school spirit and tradition
which Gibbonlhgh repre ents has remalned
We hope it always will
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English, World History, Junior, Senior, and One-Act
Play Director, and Librarian
Principal and Commercial
- Home Economics, English X, Dramatics, and Pep Club
- Industrial Arts and Mathematics.
- Music and American History.
Superintendent,American Government, Sociology, Chem-
istry, Basketball, and Track.
- Vocational Agriculture and F. F. A.
Biology, General Science, Algebra, Football, and
GRADE SCHOOL FACULTY
Top row, left to right
June Wrede, Mary Chramosta,
Florence C1ark,Mab1e Faser.
Bottom row left toright
Nola Zimmerman Vivian Rempel,
Russell McCo11ister, Gladys
Beltzer, Ruth Ice.
'I am here even thou h I don't
Boys' Glee 2: Honor Roll M
'Enthusiasum is the soul of
Class Officer 2, 3, My
Chorus 2,3,h3 Girls'Glee 2,3,h3
Annual Staff hp Pep Club 2,3,hg
Cheerleader 3,h: Typing Pin 3,
w.p.m. MS: Class Play kg
tics 2,33 Student Council M-2d
semester, Honor Roll l,2,3,h5
Valedictorisng Girls' State 33
Scholarship medal M.
'May our eyes be no keener when
we look upon the faults of
others than when we
survey our own.n
Honors from Central Commercial
High School, New York Cit .
Mixed Chorus 25 Girls' Glee if
Typing Pin 3, w.p.m. MO: One-
Act Play 23 Honor Roll l,2,3,h.
'Possessor of personality, abili
ty, and tact, She's engaged.
How could she help being
Class Officer My Mixed Chorusl,
2,3,h3 Girls' Glee l,2,3, hi
Mixed Octet My Sextet 33 Triple
Trio hp Accompanlst 1,2,3,h,
Band l,2,3,h3 Pep Club Officer
M5 Drummer 2, 3-lst semester,
Twirler 3 -2d semesterg Head
Majorette hp Perfect Attendance
lg Dramatics 1,2,3,h5Class Play
3,MgOne-Act Play 3,qg Outstand-
ing Actress 3,h3 Honor Roll l,
2, 3, My Medals: Activities,
:O , X ,M s x
Music, and Dramatics.
'Never speak sense when non-
sense will answer the pur-
pose as we11.'
Bo s' Glee 2,3,hg Mixed Chorus
2,53 F.F.A. 3,h3 F.F.A. Officer
A3 Parlimentery Team 3,U3 Base-
nln school a quiet lass she
'I came,1 bluffed,I graduated.n
Class Officer 13 Boys' Glee L2,
33 Basketball l,23 Baseball 13
Track 1,23 Football 1,2,3,uQ F.
seems to be, but who knows
if it's true when she's
Band 2,3,h3Girls' Glee 31MB Pep
Club 2,3,h3 Class Play M3 One-
Act Play hgHonor Roll 2,M3 G.A.
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'The most completelylost of all
days is the one on which I
have not laughed.n
Boys' Glee l,2,3,h3Mixed Chorus
Q3 Boys' Octet 33 Basketball 2,
3' Baseball 31US Football M3 F.
FIA. 3,ugF.F.A. Officer 33 Star
Farmer Medal M3 Parlimentary
UA smile on the face is but a
reflection of the heart.'
Class Officer 3,h3 Mixed Chorus
2,3,h3Girls' Glee l,2,3,h3 Band
l,2,3 M3 Mixed Octet 3,h3 Solo
3,h5 Annual Staff M3 Pep Club
1n2n3nu3 Pep Club Officer H3
Perfect Attendance 1,22 Typing
Pin 3, w.p.m. 503 Class Play 3,
hs Student Council 23Honor Roll
1 2 ' Candidate for Queen
T I 'fu '
." mb 1
I I3lh'l ls
Babe Ruth Sportsmanship medalh.
'An empty wagon rumbles t he
Class Officer 1,22 Boys' Glee 1,
2,3j Baseball 3,US Track 1,23
Football 1, 2, 3, ug F,p,A, 3,u,
nLove to one, friendship to few,
Good will to al1.'
Boys' Glee 1,23 Football l,3,h3
F.F.A. 3,h3 F.F.A. Officer 3,hg
Parlimentary Team 3,h.
'I'm going to tell that Einstein
a few thjngs.W
Class Officer 1,33 Boys' Glee l,
2,3,bg Mixed Chorus 2,3,hg Boys'
Octet 33 Mixed Octet 3,hg State
Music Clinic 3,h: Football l,2,
3,h: All-Conference Football 2, N!
3,D: Basketball 2,3,hg Baseball
Student Manager 2,3,hg All-State
Honorable Mention Football by
Annual Staff Mg Typing Pin 3, W-
p.m. M03 Class Play 3,b: One-Act
Play l,2, 3,hg Dramatics 3
Student Council 2,h3 Honor Roll
1,2,3,h3 Medals: Activities and
HMay we kiss whom we please an
please whom we kiss.n
Mixed Chorus 2,3,3 Girls' Glee
1,2,3g Band l,2,3,: Sextet 33
Pep Club l,2,3,h, T in Pin
' YP S 30
w.p.m. SO: Class Play 35 Drama-
tics l,2,33 One-Act Play Prompt-
er 23 Honor Roll l,2,3,h3Student
Council l,h-lst semester.
but men remain.u
Band l,2,3,U3 Girls' Glee 3,h,
Annual Staff My Pep Club l,3,hg
Drummer 3,hg Perfect Attendanc
Matters change and morals change
23 Class Play bg G.A.A. M3 L1-
'The winds and the waves are al-
ways behind the most able navi-
Annual Staff bg Girls' Glee 33
Pep Club l,3,bg Class Play by
Class Play Prompter 33 Dramatics
KKearneyD 2gOne-Act Play Prompt-
er M3 Honor Roll 1,2,3.
'All power lies in the sex with
Boys' Glee 2,33 Football 2,3,h3
All-Conference Football M3 Track
3,h3 Half-Blue Numeral 33 Class
Play M: Class Play Stage Manager
i,hg One-Act Play Stage Manager
'Bachelors are the bootleggers
Boys' Glee l,2,3,h: Mixed Chorus A
2,3,hg Boys' Octet 2, 33 Mixed
Octet 3,h3 State Music Clinic 3,
M3 Basketball Student Manager 3,
bg Annual Staff My Typing Pin 3,
w.p.m. M03 Class Play 3,hg Dra-
matics 3,hg Honor Roll l,2,3,h5
Boys' State 33 F.F.A 3,k F.F.A.
Officer kg Parlimentary Team 31p
nHere's to Hades! May we have as
good a time there as we had
Class Officer 2,hg Boys' Glee l,
2,3,h5 Mixed Chorus 2,3,hg Boys'
Octet 33 Mixed Octet 3,h: State
Music Clinic My Football l,2,3,
M3 Basketball l,2,3,Mg All-Con-
ference Football 2,3,hg All-Con-
ference Basketball 31MB Baseball
2o3nu3 Track 1a3nuF Typing Pin
3, w.p.m. M53 Class Play 3,h3
One-Act Play Stage Manager U3
One-Act Play 3gHonor Roll l,2,3,
M, Student Council l,33F.F.A. 3,
ug F,F,A. Officer 3,h3 All-State
Honorable Mention Basketball kg
Parlimentary Team 3,hg F.F. .
Chapter Star Farmer 33 Outstand-
ing Senior for DeKalb Ag. Award
hy winner of Swift Essay Contest
ug Medals: Athletic, Sportamur
ship, Babe Ruth Sportsmanship,
and Editor of Annual.
'The man who blushes isnot quite
Boys' Glas 3,h: Football 3,ug
Basketball 3,hg All-Conference
Football Mgall-Conference Basket-
ball Baseball , Track 3 A
hs M' . s
Annual Staff hgFull-Blue Nu eral
My Class Play hy Honor Roll M:
Perfect Attendance 1.
'May our sp1r1ra be like the
lark? OUT Princielee like
Pep Club 2 3 u Claes P1 p
EP kg Honor A011 l,2,3,E? dTK?Hf
'He usually hits the nail squarely
nThe more I see of dogs the less on the thumb.n
I think of men.n
Girls' Glee 1,2,3g Pep Club 2,3,
ug Dr mmer 3,H5Pep Club Officer-
Food Chairman M5 Perfect Atten-
dance 1gG.A.A. us Librarian 2,3,
Vice President: Secretary:
B111 Ross Claudine Canady
lfinw IDB Tfnnkeh Khan
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1. JANICE DONALDSON
2. DUANE JOHANNSEN
3. Nonmm-:E MATZNER
14. BILL Ross
:E:E::::f:: 50 DALE SKOW
'umum 6. DELORES LYONS
7. CARL ROCKEFELLER
8. CLAUDINE CANADY
9, BETTY CROWELL
, HELEN BENNETT
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CHARLES CBUDJ KELLY
ALVIN 8 ARTHUR HARTMAN
MR . BALS
. MR. BAVG
We the Senior Class of 1953, Gibbon High School, City of Gibbon, County of
Buffalo, State of Nebraska, being of sound mind do declare this to be our last
will and testament.
We the Class of 1953, do leave to the faculty memories of a studious, quiet,
and attentive class
To the Juniors we will our splendid reputation and our ability to get along
To the Sophomores and Freshmen we will our Chlorphyll smiles, unselfishness,
and ability to get along with elder classmen
To the entire school we leave our good looks, manly phvsiques and ability to
We individually bequeath the following
I, Helen Bennett, will my cheerleading ability to Nancy Loewensteln Good
I, Brunson Brown, will my shyness to Jack Carpenter Any improvement will
be appreciated Jackie
I, Betty Crowell, will my glasses to Jim Slater for a clearer view of the
magnificent example set by this year's Senior Class
I David Case, will my way with the women to Marvin Shafer so he can widen
I, Janice Donaldson, will my long hair to anyone who will let me in on some
Charles Delgado, will my stature to Don Schmidt and my ability to get in
and out of jams to Eugene Chramosta Good luck Crum
Alvin Hartman, will my beautiful wave to Nick Gangwish Take good care
of it Nickle
Duane Johannsen, will my quiet manners to Neil Scarborough For gosh
sakes use them
I, Charles CBudD Kelly, will my sense of humor to anybody who thinks they
can fill my shoes Clt's all yours Wynn 7
I, Maynard Thomas, will my manners to Jerry Firme so he will know when to
keep his mouth snut
I, Marlene Thomas, will my position as librarian to Clede Mohler, t pre
serve the study hall floor from his desk to the magazine rack
I, Delores Lyons, will my drum to Mr Bang, and my ability to argue to Vir
I, Claudine Canady, will my position as head majorette to Alice Brown Take
good care of that figure, Alice
l, Carol Murray, will all my old flames to the Gibbon Fire Department
1, Bill Ross, will whatever I have to anyone who will take it
I, Patty Stall, will my industriousness to the Freshmen Class They'll need
I, Arthur Hartman, will my loud voice to Jim Wiebold so he can win the hog-
I, Dale Skow, will my way with Freshmen girls to anyone who thinks they can
, Carl Rockefeller, will my sex appeal to Gary Schneller I hope you have
as much luck as I did, Gary
Larry Parks, will my beard to any man with as many guts as I have
Normalee Matzner, will my natural brown hair to all the girls and boys
who peroxided theirs
I, Maria Burgos, will my brain and my ability to do my work to David Benge.
While cruising around in my jet propelled plane the other day, I saw some
people that I had not seen for 20 years. I really took notice for they were the
good old Class of S3 Here are the people I saw
In the deepest, darkest, part of Africa I saw the familiar face of Patty
Stall who is now one of the greatest missionaries from the United States
Ross and Kelly are in the junk business together in one of the central corn
belt states. The junk business is proapering and so is the corn,
Carl Rockefeller is a famous architect for a large firm in New York
specializes in making modernistic buildings with extremely low ceilings so only
short people can feel at home
Maynard Thomas is doing well as a comed'an in Hollywood It seems that he
underwent a complete change in nersonalitv due to studying so hard in Sociology
Brunson Brown is a smash hit as a western star in Hollywood It seems h
is taking over Gary Cooper's place aethe strong silent hero that 1s always ready
Charlie Delgado ls in California designing manure spreaders for a big ma
chlnery company we hear he's very well informed about his job and think it's
probably due to his long experience along that line
right he ls a Communist for the F B I
Helen Bennett is designing original gowns in Paris It looks like her ar
tistic ability came in handy I wonder if shemodels them herself9
David Case is in Egypt checking on the rumor that harems are cheaper
Experience is the best teacher999999099
Janice Donaldson is modeling her hair for Halo Shampoo advertisement
looks like her hair is useful after all, besides keeping her neck from getting
Claudine Canady is selling electric blankets to the natives ln Africa
always knew she was a fast talker
Marlene Thomas isa policewoman in New Orleans We hear she is really clean
ing up the place She is getting a good suntan to boot
Carol Murray is a busy little housewife and mother in Merced, California
The Hartman Brothers are getting along as well as ever Art is operating a
large cotton plantation in Georgia wnile Alvin isa great chemist and is now work
ing on a new wonder fabric to run his brother out of business
Maria Burgos is a teacher at the U of N She teaches English and is noted
for her strict discipline
Duane Johannsen is operating a large ranch hathe sand hills He has his own
private trucking line which he owns co operatively
Betty Crowell is now a lady senator and has been doing a lot of filibuster
ing on the subject, 'Keeping your mouth shut and keeping out of trouble
Delores Lyons is a professional roller skater in Hol ywood, California It
looks like her practice in the Gibbon Roller Rink came in handy.
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Larry Parks is in Russia. What in the world is he doing there? Oh, that's
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Dale Skow is doing well as the coach at Stanford University and we hear he
is trying to raise his own little team
Normalee Matzner is a hair stylist in the Fiji Islands. She has just been
voted "Miss Fiji Island of 1973 "
Thirteen long years ago the graduating class of 1953 came to the doors of
the Gibbon Public Schools. We knocked, the doors were opened and we walked meekly
1 We had come in search of an education Even at this early age we stood for
quality and not quantity for we numbered only ten Namely Janice Donaldson,
Delores Lyons, Neil Mitchell, Carol Murray, Lois Reed, Connie Seary, Ronny Woods,
Ramona Zavala, Raymond Camp and Alan Morris
By the time we reached the third grade we had a familiar looking group con
sisting of Raymond Camp, Janice Donaldson, Robert Gitt, Charles Kelly, Barbara
Lucas, Delores Lyons, Alan Morris, Lois Reed, Bill Ross, Marlene Thomas, Carol
Murray, Dale Skow and Eldon Keup
All during our grade school years we were helping to show our patrotism by
buying United States Savings Stamps and Bonds, and growing strong and healthy as
we drank our milk that was served in the school for a fee. Several other things
of considerable importance also happened, Janice Donaldson cut off her braids,
Carol Murray took the braces off her teeth, and Bill Ross started wearing long
Upon reaching the eighth grade we found we were still gathering moss and by
now our class numbered fourteen Clk! They were Robert Anderson, Delores Lyons,
Jo Anne Clevenger, Betty Crowell, Janice Donaldson, Charles Kelly, Eldon Keup,
Delores Burton, Carol Murray, Lois Reed, Bill Ross, Dale Skow, Marlene Thomas and
Then, the big day arrived, We became Freshmen in the Gibbon Public Schools
The following came in from surrounding grade schools and we found we had more
than doubled Those joining us were: Helen Bennett, Brunson Brown, Charles Burn
ham, Claudine Canady, DeWayne Carpenter, Jo Anne Clevenger, Shirley Copeland,
Charles Delgado, Alvin R Arthur Hartman, Duane Johannsen, Irene Logston, Larry
Parks, Carl Rockefeller, Dale Sickler, Patty Stall, Maynard Thomas In addition
we had Nancy West joining us from Juniata and David Case from Kearney
At the beginning of our Sophomore year we found that our number had di
minished by two as we lost Delores Burton, DeWayne Carpenter, and Irene Logston
a d picked up Ronald Smith How our class numbered twenty nine, but we were to
learn that we were just beginning to lose our classmates
dled Sometime during our Sophomore year we had lost Robert Anderson, Charles
Burnham, Jo Anne Clevenger, Shirley Copeland, Eldon Keup, Dale Sickler and Ronald
Smith and during that time we had gained Normalee Matzner and Mona Mason W
were also finding that the longer we stayed in school the more fun we were having
and the more we were being worked.
we reached our Senior year we fou d our class still growing smaller, We
Mason and Nancy West and Carol Murray was graduated at mid semester. We
Maria Burgos at the start of the year, but she taawas graduated at mid
leaving us a graduating class of twenty two As we leave Gibbon High
take with us many happy memories o our efforts in Athletics, Dramatlcs,
Music and all else that goes with high school. We know that we have been well
instructed and are ready to meet the most confronting challenges, but we leave
with this thought we are just completelng our high school education and are tak
ing with us the fond memory that we have just passed through the four most enjoy
able years in our lives
Upon reaching our Junior year we discovered that our class had really dwin-
'With the ropes of the past,
we'1l ring the bells of the Future."
CHARLES KELLY BILL ROSS
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Senior Class Dlag
Here is the root1n'est, tootin'est, funniest satire on the old West to ever
gallop across a stage. Now it all started when Ambrose Groves and Bert Miller,
a couple of would be vaudeville comedians, were crossing the desert, headin'
Californy way. But right out in the middle of said desert, they were booted off
the train and onto their own, cause someone had picked their pockets--the poc-
kets where their tickets and all of their money was. So picking themselves up,
they start trudging across the desert, and in a couple of days they blow into
Dead Man's Gulch, the wildest, the wooliest, the roughest spot in the whole West,
where everybody fights everybody else, and blood flows like Old Faithful.
Now it so happens that Homer the Kid and his pal, Gun Smoke Carter, the two
most hard-shootin', hardr1din', cow-pokes whatever straddled a saddle, were
expected to breeze into town at any moment, to quell the shoot1n'. So when
Ambrose and Bert hobble in, they are mistaken for the West's most fearless cow-
punchers, a d oooh, what happens to them! Ambrose is taken for the hero, Homer
the Kid, and from there on out, it's a knockdown on the stage, and a dragout of
laughs from the audience, 'cause bungling Ambrose, herg Ambrose, winds up by
doin' everything opposite from what the cowpunchers' union calls for. He gets
the goods on the crooked sheriff, he's completely beaten and soundly trounced by
Hoot Owl Pete: and he's practically hung by Stinkweed. He doesn't get the hero-
ine, Nancy, either. But he does get things in the most devastating of devas-
tating messes. He makes this the funniest rodeo of fun you've ever witnessed.
You'll nbrandn this
the best yet.
Ambrose Groves .......... Bill Ross Nancy Martin ....... Janice Donaldson
Bert Miller ............ David Case Anne Martin .... .... Helen Bennett
Sheriff Crandell .... Charles Kelly Beth Malone .... .... Claudine Canady
Hoot Owl Pete ........... Dale Skow Posie ....... ...De10r9S LYODS
Stinkweed Mead .... Charles Delgado Mrs. Sprool .... .... Betty Crowell
Dan'l ............ Carl Rockefeller Lena .... ...Normalee Mstzner
Judge ..... Arthur Hartman
Two Men...Larry Parks
B A C C A L A U R E A T E S E R V I C E
H O N
May 17, 1953
.....Reverend H. M. Harder
..........Girls' Triple Trio
.....Reverend Chas. Swindells
....Reverend H. Franklin King
O R S N I G H T
M87 19, 1953
Class History........................Dale Skow
Class W1l1......................Marlene Thomas
Class Prophecy................Carl Rockefeller
C O M M E N C E H E N T
May 22, 1953
Processional... ........ ..... ......... ..E1gaP
Invocation .... ...... Reverend H..Franklin King
Music ............ Mixed Chorus ......... ...Darby
Sa1utatorian........... ..... .....ChaPl6S Kelly
Valedictorian.... .............. ..Helen Bennett
nThe World We Facen...... ........Wi1liam Ross
Presentation of Class.........Adela1ne E. Bals
Presentation of Diplomas...........Eldon Smith
Scholarship Awards ..... .........Glen E. Shafer
Prayer................Reverend Chas. Swindells
Back row, left to right Sponsor, Mrs Bravner, Ray Thomas, Dean Yockey, Don
Pedersen, Garrie Schneller, Neil Scarborough, Eugene Chramosta, Raymond Camp,
Frank Onate, Sponsor, Mr Rempel
Third row, left to right Bob Moffett, James Catlin, Virginia Sutton, Janice
Weston, Virginia Cudaback, Ruby Livingston, Sandra Blanchard, Carolee a ter,
Standing on floor, left to right Terry Hapge, Sharlene Herter, Betty Ander
son, Donna Herman, Darlene Puttergill, Pauline Brayton, Janice Cline, Margret
Delgado, Phyllis Hilty, Clede Mohler
Sh gront row, left to right Joe Buzzard, Patsy Niebold, Janice Homan, Marvin,
President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer!
5Pat Wiebold ' Janice Homan George Buzzard Marvin Shafer
Junior Cflass Dlag
Mr Morlock... ....Neil Scarborough Lucifer .... .... Joe Buzzard
Mrs. Morlock .... ...Janice Homan Miss Akers .... ...Donna Herman
Mary ......... ...Carolee Carter George Plew... ..... Ray Thomas
Jessica... ....... Pat Wiebold Mrs. Schmaltz .... .... Betty Anderson
Mildred ...... .... Virginia Cudaback Dr. Brown... ...Jim Catlin
Joe Lanconi... ..... Marvin Shafer Mr. Black... .... Dean Yockey
Luigi Lanconi . . . ..... Raymond Camp Jake ....... ----- B0 b H0ffBtt
Martha ....... .... Margaret Delgado Mrs. Frinck .... .... .Ruby Livingston
Mr. Mor1ock's a fidgety, nervous, grouchy old goat who doesn't like any-
thing but money, won't let his family do anything, always grips about his
pains and aches, feuds with everyone and he won't let his daughter Mary,
become engaged to Joe Lanconi because Joe's papa is poor. So when Joe's
papa, Luigi comes over to plead his son's case, he's practically booted
out of the house. Right here the two old fellows start a feud that puts
the Hatfield-McCoy fracas to shame. They fuss and fight all over the place.
Mr. Morlock says if Mary weds up with Joe it'll be over his dead body.
Luigi says if they don't it'll be over his. Luigi always had a bad heart
and well, the poor old boy just can't take it. All is lost. Luigi gets
permission to come back and haunt Mr. Morlock, and to continue haunting him
until he gives permission for the wedding. All the family think he's lost
his few remaining marbles when they see him out there talking to himself.
So Luigi starts haunting in a big way. He kicks Mr. Morlock out of bed,
pulls the covers off him, flirts with his secretary, and cavorts around in
a fashion that would put most ghost to shame. Poor Mr. Morlock can't eat
or sleep. In his despair, he accidently takes too many sleeping pills.
He too, kicks the bucket. Mr. Morlock won't leave until things are set-
tled to his satisfaction, and Luigi says he won't rest in peace until Mary
and Joe are married. Lucifer, the round-upper of lost souls from 'below
drops in pitchfork and all ..... .to take Mr. Morlock to lower regions. He
watches life in the Morlock home go on as if nothing happened. No one
misses him. Mary prepares for her wedding. Daughter Jessica, 13 prepares
to start her wrestling careerg Mother Morlock is actually smiling again and
family doctor, Dr. Brown, is making love to Mrs. Morlock right in front of
the deseased Mr. Morlock. Mr. Morlock now realizes he is a heel. If only
he had another chance. Then Mildred the maid awakens him. He spent the
night on the sofa and had a bad dream. He didn't die and neither did Luigi.
A very reformed Mr. Morlock makes vast promises, okays the wedding, and
peace finally reigns at the Morlock's.
G HQ GRES
Back row, left to right Larry Doyle, James Wynn, Lowell Johannsen, Donald
Moss, Don Schmidt, Don Cl1ne,Jerry Kriha, Jerry F1rme,Jack Carpenter, Dave Benge
Third row, left to right Mark McConnell, Jim Slater, Robert Loeffelholz,
Jim Niebold, Bob Kelly, Lynn Young, Larry Donaldson, Lverett Gardner, Dick
williams, Dale Albin, Sponsor, Mr Pope
Standing on floor, left to right Clara Mae west, Sharon Rhoaaarmer, Betty
Murray, Violet Mast, Maxine Reed, Jane Vohland, Juanita Brayton
Front row, left to right Marilyn Keup,Glennadele Crawford Connie Richard
son, Virgene Lange, Carolyn Catlin, Arlene Kuchera, Nancy Loewenstein
President: Vice President: 3eCT'et8T'Y"T1"93SUI'9f'5
Bob Kelly Jerry Kriha Glennadele Crawford
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Buddy Stall, Charles Chramosta, Fred Reed, Charles Smith, Duane Frazier, Dale
Wrede, Larry Homan, Jack Murr, Sidney Sutton, Duane Owens.
Third row, left to right - Don Gormley, Nick Gangvish, Jon Bosse, Bobby
McMullen, Don Gearhsrt, Ernesto Martinez, Roger Erpelding, Jack Clark, Joel
Randall, Richard Delgado, Donald Miller.
Standing on floor, left to right - Sponsor, Hrs. Jones, Cherie Livingston,
Florence Smith, Alice Brown, Irene Csnady, Alice Nielsen, Beverly Dancer, Audrey
Applegate, Mavis Bale, Clarice Shields, Delores Moffett, Pauline Wood, Sponsor,
Kneeling, left to right - Mary Chramosta, Lyndall Young, Doris Menfull,
Daralyn Riley, Barbara Erpelding, Mary Rockefeller, Patty Cudaback.
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Charles Smith Fred Reed Joe Kriha Joan Smith
On the night of September 8, 1952, as the Freshmen began to arrive for
their formal initiation, the Sophomores had a hearty laugh, for the Freshmen,
some fifty strong, were dressed as negro slaves. They wore ragged old clothes
and their faces were as black as their dear little hearts. When they were all
assembled they were lined up and paradedfand the word is fied liberallyl through
Upon their arrival back to the school house they were promptly lined in
two lines, facing each other. On the count of 'threen they were to begin play-
ing catch with raw eggs, which each of them brought. Then the fun began! More
than a few said eggs found their works on unsuspecting Sophomores, and as if
this were not enought both classes were baraged by juicy, red-ripe tomatoes,
thrown by upperclassmen from the roof. Now don't get any ideas about us upper-
classmen being naughty! To tellthe truth we all wear our halos when the teachers
are around, but after that no one is responsible for what happens. Not even our-
selves! Order was again established and the fledgings were set to work scrub-
bing the walk with their toothbrushes.
Next they were ushered inside and blindfolded. While the girls were
merrily playing with earthworms the boys were blowing in a pan of what they
thought was toothpicks. But, of course it wasn't. It was just a mesley old pan
of flour. You never saw such a pack of clean, white darkies in all your life.
They were next led into the gym and here they crawlLL down to a five foot
ladder, which they were forced to climb and jump to the floor. Here their
blindfolds were removed and they were served refreshments, crackers dipped in a
pot of Ctea?D They were again blindfolded and branded with a piece of ice.
After this the lowly ones crawled tothe other end of the gym where a very, very,
hungry duck gobbled corn off their stomachs. What a rib-tickling experience
this was. I!
When all the yearlings were through and were now official Freshmen both
classes joined to clean up the gym. When this was completed all differences
were patched up and everybody danced to records. The time flew and soon it was
time for the fun to end. The crowd, tired but happy, split up and each person,
whether he be Sophomore or Freshmen, knew that he would never forget this FRESH-
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Paul Farias, Gary Lindenstein, Bob Firma, Gary Torske, Ronnie
Richardson, Eddie Dettman, Teacher, Hrs Zimmerman
Second row, left to right Milton Blomquist, Howard Gearhart,
Beverly Bundy, Linda Hagge, Elida Zamarippa, Josephine Farias,
Ralph Knott, Bennie Garcia
Front row, left to right Donna Kozisek, Marlene Schnase, Kay
Carter, Joyce Dancer, Elaine Brandt, Barbara Leonard, Tomise
Onate, Lee Del Howard, Judith Keup
Back row, left to right - Jim Anderson, Ronald Goesch, Thomas
Darling, Jim Cline, Bradly Dwiggins, David Castenada, Arthur
Martinez, Steven Odell, Teacher, Mr. McCollister
Second rou, left to right-Nancy Guthrie, Hargene Myers, Marie
Kozisek, Donna Schnase, Alta Albin, Shirley Donaldson, Janis
Rasmussen, Sonya Aldrich, Patricia Coon, Barbara Wiebold
Front row, left to right -Sharon Clark, Barbara Cline, Shirley
Roos, Jean Walker, Lorraine DeBr1e, Ann Wilson, Rosita Garcia,
Thais Guthrie, Carolyn Torske
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Back row, left to right Charles
Smith, Joe Kriha, Gary Mclwullen, Fred
Front row, left to right Donald
Gearhart, Gary Lindenstein, Charles
Chramosta, Benny Garcia, Jack Clark, Jim
Cline, Buddy Stall, Duane Frazier
Back row, left to right Donnie
Miller, Howard Gearhart, Bob McMullen,
Sidney Sutton, Gary McMullen, Joe Kriha,
Charles Smith, Fred Reed, Bob Firma,
Coach, Mr McCo1lister
Front POW: left to right Donald
G9aI'h8I'7-7, Gary Lindenstein, Charles Chra
mostan Benny Garcia, Jack Clark,
CURB, Buddy Stall, Duane Frazier
Back row, left to right Sonya Ald
rich, Jane Power, Sponsor, Mrs Zimmerman,
Shirley Roos, Judy Keup, Lee Del Howard,
4 'O Garcia.
J o y c e Dancer, Beverly Bundy, Roslta
Third row, left t o right - Marie
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Donaldson, Donna Sehnase, Lorraine De-
Brie, Nancy Guthrie, Barbara Cline-
Second row, left to right - Donna
Kozisek, Sharon Clark, Alta Albin, Bar-
bara Wiebold, Thais Guthr1e,Jean Walker,
Ann Wilson, Hargene Myers, Marlene
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The Student Council is the governing body of the social life
of students. Two representatives are chosen each year from each
class. The following were chosen this year:
Senior Class-Carol Murray and Charles Kelly
Junior Class-Pat Wiehold and Neil Scarborough
Sophomore Class-Jane Vohland and Dale Albin
Freshmen Class-Mildred DeBrie and Dale Wrede 9
The first meeting was held on September 1, 1953, with Mr. J
Shafer as the sponsor. The following officers were elected:
r tar and Treasurer Pat Wiebold ,
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The Student Council sponsored numerous dances this year and If .ngg
once again was in charge of the pop machine. The profits from
the machine were used to buy new records for the dances.
Carol Murray graduated at the end of the first semester and
Helen Bennett was selected to serve the second semester,
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The Student Patrol is an
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boys from the 6th, 7th, and
8th grades. Tllis year Mr.
McCo1lister h.ad charge of
the following six boys: left
to right - Gary Torske, Don
Anderson, Bra dly Dwiggins,
Jim Anderson, Ronnie Goesch,
and Milton Blomquist.
'Hay have charge of the two
intersections northeast and
southeast of the schoolhouse
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Back row, left to right - Sponsor, Mrs. Brawner, Janice Cline, Betty Crowell,
Monica Ross, Connie Richardson, Sandra Blanchard, Audrey Applegate, Joan Smith,
Joyce Widdowson, Ruby Livingston, Janice Weston, Virginia Sutton, Beverly Dancer,
Cherie Livingston, Margurette Maret, Darlene Puttergill
Third row, left to right - Normalee Matzner, Patty Stall, Carolyn Catlin,
Janice Hagge, Rojane Rassmussen, Janice Donaldson, Anne Crawford, Donna Herman,
Virgene Lange, Kay Pierson, Shirley Keiper, Irene Canady.
Second row, left to right - Carolee Carter, Janice Homan, Doris Manfull,
Marilyn Keup, Carol Murray, Mary Rockefeller,Glennadele Crawford, Patty Cudaback,
Florence Smith, Delores Henman, Betty Anderson, Daralyn Riley, Mary Chramosta,
Barbara Erpelding, Nancy Loewenstein, Lyndall Young, Mavis Bale, Maxine Reed,
Front row, left to right - Patricia DeBrie, Jane Vohland, Millie DeBrie, Betty
Murray, Delores Lyons, Marlene Thomas, Virginia Cudaback, Helen Bennett, Pat
The Pep Club was organized on September 2, 1952, with Hrs. Brawner I! OUP
sponsor. At the next meeting it was voted on and passed that the drummerscould
change their uniforms and wear a white corduroy skirt with blue box pleats. The
cheerleaders changed their outfits during the basketball seasonim white corduroy
jumpers with blue buttons down the front, white blouses, and blue neck scarves.
Claudine changed hers too, adding a blue fringe to the collar, cuffs, down the
front, and to the tops of her boots.
Virginia Cudaback, Marlene Thomas, Betty Murray, and Delores Lyons were chosen
as the drummers for the Pep Club this year.
Again this year, the membership in the Pep Club was not restricted to a given
number of girls, but was open to all girls with a scholastic average of TW or
above. Therefore, the attendance in Pep Club this year was fifty-five girls.
The girls weren't the only ones that participated in pep rallies this year.
The faculty gave a very spirit-rising performance when they took the place of the
Pep Club girls: drums, cheerleaders, majorettes, and all: before a very important
game. Also the boys gave one at Christmas where Charles fBudJ Kelly portrayed
the part of Santa Claus and Bill Ross took the place of Rudolph.
The last activity that the Pep Club participated in this year was the Pep
Club-Letterman Banquet. They used the theme of 'Out of This Worldn which proved
to be very decorative.
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Janice Donaldson Pat Wiebold Claudine Canady Janice Foman
Jane Vohland, Millie DeBr1e,
Helen Bennett, Pat Wiebold
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The band opened the years activities on September 27, when we traveled to
Hasting's College for the Melody Round-Up. This was the first public appearance
of our band, but there were a lot more to follow.
On October 18, The Harvest of Harmony in Grand Island found us as one ofthe
participating bands. we received a rating of good plus. Janice Donaldson was our
entry for Queen of the Harvest of Harmony.
A little over a week later the band traveled to Holdrege for 'NsvyBand Day.'
Early in the morning we participated in the parade and immediately following the
lunch hour we were privileged to hear the Navy Band as they gave their Matinee
During the cold, cold, fall evenings, we kept the school spirit high as we
played for the Saint Mary's, Shelton, and Elwood football games. lt was no wonder
to us that the boys played as well in each of these games.
The Tri-Valley Band Clinic was again held in Gibbon, with all nine conference
schools participating. This was held on November 18, with Mr. Donald Lentz of
University of Nebraska serving as guest conductor. Then about a month later, we
put on s program for the public.
There was a long wait following our five appearances at home basketball games
and the parade on Old Settler's Day on April 7. On this date
we helped the Old Settler's celebrate the 82d anniversary of
the founding of Gibbon. This was the only inclement day that
we had during the year of marching. Also during the month of
April we participated in the pre-contest music program. Our
next appearance was at the District Music Contest in Kearney
where we rated an excellent. On April 27 a bus load of band
members went to Kearney to hear the Denver Symphony Orchestra.
There was a large crowd in attendance at both our matinee
and Evening performances of our final concert of the year on
Through the sale of magazines we realized sufficient pro-
fits to purchase a new bass clarinet.
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Back row, left to right Bob Kelly, Jerry Kriha, Bill Ross, Marvin Shafer,
Don Cline, Charles Smith, Charles Kelly
Third row, left to right Sharlene Herter, Violet Mast, Sandra Blanchard,
Virginia Cudaback, Ray Thomas, Dave Benge, Jack Carpente13Jim Wynn, Everett Gard
ner, Jerry Firma, Fred Reed, Dave Case, Janice Homan, Connie Richardson, Janice
Donaldson, Carol Murray, Sponsor, Mr Oldham
Second row, left to right Doris ManfulL Marilyn Keup, Delores Herman, Sharen
Rhoadarmer, Janice Weston, Joan Smith, Carolee Carter, Charles Delgado, Gary
McMullen, Raymond Camp, Dale hrede, Claudine Canady, Maxine Reed, Betty Murray,
Monica Ross, Janice Hagge, Mavis Bala
First row, left to right Pat Wiebold, Donna Herman, Don Gormley, Jon Bosse,
Nick Gangwich, Carl Rockefeller, Dick williams, Bruce Bundy, Helen Bennett, Nancy
Jack Gehre: Bill Ross: Charles Kelly: Carl Rockefeller
French Horn 1 Bags for II Bass for I Tenor for
in Band- Chorus. Chorus. Chorus.
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Juan Arriga Bob Kelly
Luis De Gama Charles Kelly
Dolores Sarveda Claudine Canady
Gina Darlene Putterglll
Bruna Betty Crowell
Beautiful Dolores looked at the little caged pigeon which had been brought to
Juan, wounded victim of amnesia, and playfully exclaimed, HI have it' we'll call
him Senor Freedom! As soon as Juan can remove the bandage from his eyes, he is
to release the pigeon, so that the doctor will know he can see again
The incident occurs during an uprising of the people against there tyrant
ruler Dolores does not know that Juan is neither wounded nor a victim f
amnesia, but a spy sent by the rebels to watch for a meeting between the tyrant
ruler and General Granada Dolores' uncle
The pigeon will be a signal for the rebels to close in 'A man falls in love
with the woman he is sent to betray it is an old story,' Juan eventually tells
This story is told with dignity, restraint, and suspense Senor Freedom,
reminds us again that we who love freedom are given hope the hope that so long
as there is one man who can keep a trust, freedom shall not die As a play,
Senor Freedom is timeless It does not depend on any period for a background
It will be as true tomorrow as it is today.
In both the Tri-Valley and theDistrict play contests we received an excellent
on it. Claudine Canady was chosen best actress at the Tri Valley contest.
Mrs. Jones was our director, Normalee Matzner our student director, and Bill
Ross and Larry Parks the Conce I'm on the ball, I'm alright! stage managers.
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Back row, left to right - Terry Hagge, Dean Yockey, Charles Sm1th,Jerry Kriha.
Third row, left to right - Jack Carpenter, James Catlin, Lowell Johannsen, Don
Pedersen, Bill Ross, Arthur Har man, Garrle Schneller, Duane Johannsen, Jerry
Firma, David Case, Eugene Chramosta, Jack Gehre, Larry Donaldson, Maynard Thg ag.
Second row, left to right - Buddy Stall, George Bailey, Charles Chramoata,
Ernesto Martinez, Joe Kriha, Duane Frazier, Jack Hurr, Larry Homan, Charles
Delgado, Jack Clark, Carl Rockefeller, Nick Gangwlch, Richard Moffett.
Front row, left to right - Mick McConnell, Don Gormley, Joel Randall, Dale
Albin, Duane Owens, Bobby McMullen, Roger Erpelding, Jim Slater, Donnie Miller
Sponsor, Mr. Bang.
FFA Officers l
Carl Rockefeller...V1ce Pres. r
Garrie Schneller .... Secretary
Alfred Bang ........... Advisor
David Case .... ...Sentinel
Jerry Kriha... ...Reporter
Bill Ross ...... ...President
Duane Johannsen ..... Treasurer
Pat Wiebold, Attendent
The second annual Parent and Son Banquet was held in the dining room of the
Baptist Church January 26, 1953. One hundred and thirty one members and guests
were present including several Ag. teachers from surrounding schools and the Dis-
Two honorary Chapter Farmer Degrees were presented to Glen Shafer, Superinten-
dent of schools at Gibbon, and Laverne McMullen, publisher of the Gibbon Reporter.
Carl Rockefeller presented the degrees.
Miss Jane Vohland was presented as the F. F. A. Sweetheart, and Miss Pat
Wiebold as her attendent. David Case presented the two girls.
Bill Ross, chapter president, introduced the speakers and entertainers on the
program. John Ross gave the response to the welcome given th parents by Duane
Johannsen. Howell Oldham, high school music director, played a trumpet solo and
Helen Bennett performed with a tap dance.
Bruce Russell, President of the Farmevs National Company of Omaha gave the main
address. He spoke on agriculture outlooks and observations of faqiang in England
and France. "
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Bruce Russell, Main Speaker Chgpter Sweetheart
G A A ,which is open to all girls in high school, held its first meeting
September 22, 1952 under the leadership of Mrs Ice Twenty six girls were present
at this first meeting
Officers for the year were President, Patsy wiebold
Vice President, Patty Cudaback
Secretary, Mavis Bals
Letters in G. A. A. are obtained by earning twenty points. These points are
earned by participation in group play after school, skating, hiking, horseback
riding, and other such activities.
Pat wiebold resigned at the end of first semester so Petty Cudaback took over
the presidents position.
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Trees, heavy with lingering scents,
swayed rhythmioally in the cool breeze.
The Oriental Garden seemed alive with
antici pa t 1 o n of the Junior-Senior
Banquet. Chinese lanterns were lighted
and all through the Garden you could
hear the wind chimes.
The guests arrived and were soon
seated in the Garden for the Banquet.
The sophomores were dressed in gay Chi-
nese outfits and servedthe mealconsist-
ing of baked dragon Cham! with all the
Next,we relaxed and listened to some
wisewnrds hmm.some wise people. Several
musical numbers were rendered and then
the Collegians played for the dance
that followed in the Garden.
Yes, another Junior-Senior Banquet
has passed and may luck and success go
with the Seniors of 1953.
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Fourteen lettermen reported to Coach Pope forthe first practice, six of these
belng regulars from last years team Returning lettermen were David Benge,
Robert Kelly, Dick Williams, Donald Pederson, Neil Scarborough, Marvin Shafer,
Alvin Hartman, Art Hartman, Duane Johannsen, Charles Kelly, Larry Parks Bill
Ross, Dale Skow and Eugene Chramosta
The first game of the season was played at Ansley, the always tough Custer
County rival. For three quarters it looked as the Buffs had their first football
Victory. Then a series of mistakes in the foxrth quarter proved very costly and
Gibbon had to be satisfied with a l2 12 tie. Gibbon scored firstlate in the sec
ond quarter on desneratfon fourth down pass from Shafer to Skow. The try for the
extra point was inches snort. After the half, Gibbon displayed a 75 yard touch
down with Shafer hitting paydirt from two yards out. The home crew led l2 O with
eight remaining. Ansley intercepted a pass on their own 16 yard line and was
never thwarted in a touchdown drive. The try for the point was blocked. Ansley
kicked off and Gibbon returned the baH.to the 33 andfmnbled with Ansley recover
ing. The home crew bogged down and Ansley scored the tying T. D. The try for
the extra point again failed, making the final score read 12-12.
The Gibbon Buffaloes earned their first football victory by walloping Elwood
19-7. The home team showed much more offensive power, racking up 328 yards
rushing, while holding their opponents to lhS. G1bbon's victory was much more
desivive than the score indicated. Larry Park's fine 69 yard touchdown was
called back because of a penalty. Both teams hit paydirt in the 2nd quarter and
both conversions were good, making the half-time score 7 7. The Gibbon team
came back in the third period to score on two long drives. Bob Kelly and Marvin
Shafer plunged for the scores. Both tries for extra points were short. The
Gibbon Reserves then took over and played fine football for the remainder of the
Gibbon journeyed to Loup City and won a hard-fought game lh 7. Loup City's
only touchdown came in the second quarter
Gibbon couldn't bread the Loup City defense
time lead. Gibbon capitalized on two Loup
sprinted 17 yards for G1bbon's first T. D.
extra point and knotted the score 7-7. The
on a four yard plunge by Joe Jack.
and the Red Raiders owned a 7 O half
City penalties and Eugene Chramosta
Shafer's educated toe presented the
stout Gibbon defense threw the Loup
City team back to their own 22 yard line, where they were forced to punt.
Charles Kelly converged on Joe Jack's punt knocking it into the end zone, where
he recovered for the game's winning touchdown. Again Shafer converted, making
the score lb-7. Gibbon dominated play in the fourth period but was unable to
score. This game proved to be one of the best games of the season and was
featured by hard tackling and blocking by both teams.
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A hard charging Ravenna line put a kink in the Gibbon Buffaloes' offence and
allow them only 118 yards rushing, while gathering 129 yards for themselves
Gibbon dominated play in the first half but the Gibbon team was stopped 2 yards
short of paydirt during the second period. Although Gibbon's offense sputtered
the stout Gibbon line held the Bluejays in check and Ravenna never drove deeper
than G1bbon's 37 yard line. The local crew's only touchdown came on a fourth-
down desperation pass from Shafer to Ross. The play covered 18 yards. The
attempted conversion was blocked. The spirited Gibbon team held the Ravenna
team in check for the remainder of the game. The final score read, Gibbon 6,
Oxford was the next victim of the Buffaloes. The Buffaloes played deter-
mined offensive football the first half and at the intermission led 12-O. Larry
Parks climaxed a 62 yard drive with a 13 yard sprint around his left end. The
second quarter saw two more touchdowns, as Eugene Chramosta bulled over from the
three and a Shafer to Bob Kelly pass was good for a 15 yard T. D. In the third
quarter, Shafer came through with another scoring flip to Dale Skow. Shafer
kicked three extra points and Chramosta ran for one. The reserves tood over in
the fourth quarter and played fine defensive ball
The high flying Buffaloes won a hard fought game from the small, but scrappy
St Mary's team For the first time in the history of the school, a parent's
night was held honoring the player's parents St Mary's was added to the Tri
Valley Conference this year, making three teams with ll man football teams The
final score of the game read 13 O in favor of the home town, but breaks in the
game proved to be voer costly to the Ramblers On the very first play of the
game, L Tryba broke through the left side of tis line and galloped S9 yards
before being brought down from behind by Bill Ross The ball was held by the
Buffs for two series of downs and than Gibbon was forced to punt to the St
Mary's 18 On the fourth down, Scarborough blocked a punt and recovered on the
Rambler's ll Shafer, with fine blocking, scored the first touchdown The con
version was blocked The game turned into a defensive battle In the third,
Marvin Shafer went over right tackle from three yards out, to ice the game
The Gibbon Buffaloes once again wonihe Tri Valley Championship by downing the
oft beaten Shelton Bulldogs bpca score of 12 0 The first few minutes the 'old
pigskin' seemed morelike a greased pig with both teams fumbling A Gibbon drive
seemed to halt when an offensive holding penalty put the Buffs back from the
three to the eighteen On fourth down 'Lightning Larry' took over and scored the
first T D The try for the extra point was blocked Gibbon scored their last
touchdown on a 70 yard drive that took only eight plays Once again the conver
sion was short From here on out, the game turned into a defensive game with
Gibbon controlling the ball This was the third championshipdn a row for Gibbon
The fighting spirit and sheer power proved to be the differencein the two teams
Final score, 12 0
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Thirty nine candidates reported to Coach Glen E Shafer for the first prac
tice In this group there were three regulars and eight lettermen from last
year! squad Returning regulars were Bill Ross, Marvin Shafer, and Dale Skow
Other Lettermen were Dick williams, Frank Onate, Charles Kelly, Robert Kelly,
and Neil Scarborough
The Buffaloes started the season by defeating a good Hampton five For the
first two quarters the Buffs were handily takin care of the Hampton quint and
led 31 23 at the intermission Hampton tied h MB with seconds remainnng and
Gibbon had a freethrow comlng The attempt failed but B411 Ross got a tip in
just as the buzzer sounded Final score Gibbon SO, Hampton M8
Gibbon continued their winnlng ways by racking up an easy 56 33 victory over
an undermanned Pleasanton crew Gibbon led at all times and the game was never
in doubt Ross was high point man with 27 points Final score Gibbon S6
The often defeated Red Raidersfiom Roseland could notkmep up with the vastly
improved Buffaloes and fell by the wayside. 83-26. The half time margin was h3 10
azd the reserves nlaved most of the last half. Final score: Gibbon 865 Roseland
For three quarters Wood River looked pretty classy but a fourth quarter
spurt by Gibbon earned them another well-earned victory. Wood River crowded
30-25 at the end of three periods but in the fourth frame, Gibbon's height began
to pay dividends. Final score: Gibbon h8g Wood River 3h.
G1bbon's fifth straight victory was over Loup City which was later to reach
the State Tournament semi-finals. The home team was in comnmnd all through the
contest and the half time score was 2h-12. Final score: Gibbon M93 Loup City hO.
Shelton then came to town with an idea in mind to knock Gibbon from the un
beaten ranks,but the Buffaloes had other ideas in mind. With Ross and Scarborough
hitting from every angle,the Buffaloes turned back the Bulldogs handily, 60 39.
The game after the first few minutes was never in doubt as the home team played
one of their better games. Final score: Gibbon 603 Shelton 39.
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Gibbon traveled to Minden to have their perfect record moved for the first
time The first quarter was very close wjth Minden taking a 10 7 margin The
second and third quarters Mnnden ma nta ned a seven po nt margjn and led 38 31
The Buffs pulled up SO h7 wjth 3 no left but then the whiopets went hate a stal
that spelt doom for the Gibbon crew Final score Gibbon MQ, Minden
Gibbon lost thelr record game of the season to the powerful Co ad Havmakers,
a team which was runner up at the State Tournament in Class B The Haymakers just
had too much f1nese for the Buffaloes,wro showed sngns of power only in the first
uernod Fvnal score C- bbon 113, Cozad 63
Shelton's basketball season beyond doubt became successful when they over
powered the Buffaloes for a one o nt victory with Kelly, Koss, and Scarborough
hit with the flue, the Buffaloes could never get rolling Coon, wnth seconds
remalning, sank the winning free throw Flnal sco e Gibbon U9 Shelton S0
The Fullerton game was canceled because of the flu ep demic that hit the
The Buffaloes, shy two regulars, returned to their wlnnnng ways by blasting
a good Elm Creek quint The Buffaloes had trouble starting but after the first
quarter the outcome wasn't to be doubted The reserves gave a very good account
of themselves in this fame Final score Gibbon 56 Elm Creek hl
Glbbon journeyed to Qt Cecll1a's of Hastlngs and enjoyed a fine evening
The Buffaloes played on one of the finest courts in the state and earned a hard
fought vlctory 56 L6 Glbbon led throughout but never by a very large margin
The snort Bluehawks gave a very pood account aga nst G1bbon's superwor helght
Final score Gibbon 56, St Cecil1a's M6
Victory number ten came at the hands of the Ravenna Blue Jays Gibbon jumped
to an early lead but Ravenna pulled up hh 3h at the end of the third quarter
score Gibbon 61, Ravenna bl
The scheduled fame between Gibbon and Ct Mary's was canceled because of a
TRI VALLEY TOURNAMENT
The first round of tournament proved to be the only trouble maker as Glbbon
rolled to their first Conference Championship Jn four years The Buffaloes had
trouble w th their arch rival, shelton, but squeaked out a M3 L2 victory Gibbon
walloped wood River 6h 38 in the second round activity The Eagles never slowed
down the on com ng Buffs In the sem f nals the Buffaloes won eo 30 in a game
that was never contested St Mary's was the other finalist, but the Ramblers
were no match for the stampeding Buffaloes and had to he content with secon d
place The home team led 3h 26 at half t me and 52 36 at three quarters Dale
Skowhled the Buffaloes to an easy 71 52 basketball victory and Conference Champ
Gibbon drew one of the oughest districts in the state as the Buffaloes had
to play in the Holdrege reg onal The Buffaloes had llttle dlfficulfy 1n winning
their flrst three fames at the hands of Beaver City Ml 67, Arapahoe M2 79, and
Axtell Sl 31 Frankl n was the other fznallst and the ed hot Flyers handed
Gibbon a hl 6h defeat The Flyers hit from every angle and the Buffaloes just
cculdn't find the range
Although the Buffaloes were not in the State Tournament,the Glbbon team had
one of the finest teams in the state Under fine coaching, the team compi led
a record of seventeen wins and four losses Two of these losses being to Class B
clubs The team had a fightnng soirlt and will to win and were never beaten until
the last buzzer The reserve team also gave a good account of themselves by win
ning and losing
The Gibbon Buffaloes placed three men on the Tri Valley All Conference team
These being B'll Ross, Marvin Shafer, and Dale Skow Bill Ross also received All
COACHES COM NTS
Benge A slender sophomore used for his blocking abjlity A sure to go both
ways next year
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Chramosta--'Crashin-Crumb,W lethal blocker, tackler, and ball carrier. won-
der where he learned to tackle like DeBrie???
Alvin Hartman--Laid them low on defense until corns gave him trouble. A fine
senior guard that always came through when the going got rough.
Art Hartman--Another standout defenseman. Big Art really came in handy on
defense as well as offense.
Johannsen--From out of the north on his charger he rode forth,a vicious tac-
kle was his game, a good defender just the same.
C. Kelly--Tossing would be blockers into the punter his specialty, when he
wasn't batting the old vig skin for a T. D. himself. All-Conference selection
and All-State honorable mention.
R. Kelly--nHard-Luckn Bob. Injuries hurt Bob this season, but he is sure to
be the rage in '53.
Kriha--'Aye, you can tell the Irish in me.' Most improved player. Hill be
back at 'Bull-Back' next year.
Parks--'The Scooter.' A fast boy on the grind-iron. Hard luck a plenty.
Had all long runs nullified, and received an arm injury. All-Conference selec-
tion. This hard running halfback will be missed next year.
Reed--The only 'freshien to fill in. A lot of ball totin in store for him.
Ross--'Mollasses-fingers' one of the best receivers around. Bill w a s a
natural as a tackler and even blossomed as a nunter in the last game. Seventy-
five yards, not bad. All-Conference selection.
Scarborough--The best is not too tough if they would stay away from my head.
A rugged defender. All-Conference selection.
Shafer--WGeneral, to you sirln The boy who controlled the old plgskln like
it was ping-pong. The first half of our passing attack. The offensive bra1ns---
the defensive line-backer.
Skow--Developed into one of the finest wingmen.nThe spidersn jarring tackles
make the finest runners he faced wishihey had cut back. All-Conference selection.
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First row, left to right Fred Reed, Bob McMullen, Sidney Sutton, Jon Bosse,
Bruce Bu dy, Larry Donaldson
Second row, left to right Dmlewrede,Gn7'McMullen,Dale Albin,Euvene Chramosta,
David Benge, Neil Scarborough, David Case
Third row, left to right Don Gormley, Coach, LeRoy Pope, Everett Gardner,
Jack Hegre, Don Pedersen, Marvin Shafer, Joe Buzzard, Charles Smith, Art Hartman,
Bill Ross, Charlie Delgado, Dick Williams
Fourth row, left to right Bob Kelly, Jack Carpenter, Jerry Kriha Dale Skow,
Alvin Hartman, Charles Kelly, Student Manager
Thirty five baseball hopefulls reuorted to Coach, LeRoy Pope the first
practice Our baseball practices were delayed two weeks because of illness
coach Although the season was unusually short, and the wins were none,
time we went to press, our season was a success From the stand point of
and team spirit the boys were always tops, even though they did not win. Team
record, no wine and three defeats.
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vin Shafer, Neil Scarborough, Dale Skov, Glen Shafer Coach
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