Gilbert High School - Mi Kana Yearbook (Gilbert, MN)

 - Class of 1954

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A careful perusal of these pages will enable you to relive the fleeting bits of happiness that have been ours through these past years. The senior class and Mi Kama staff join in extending their many thanks to their generous benefactors who have made this annual production hnancially possible. The Staff IT ,,,, W i l x i i i x Dedication During the years Mr. Mehle has been with us, he has al- ways been a friend to us all as well as an excellent teacher and advisor. We shall always remember his friendly smile and under- standing ways, We, the class of "54" dedicate this MIKANA to Mr. Anton Mehle whom we will always regard with sincere apprecia- tion. Education has profited by men of his caliber, who have dedi- cated their lives to the development and training of young minds. TWENTY-THIRD PSALM The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. e maketh me to lie down in green pasturesg He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with meg Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the pres- ence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oilg my cup runneth over. Surely goodness, and mercy shall follow me all the days of my lifeg and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. In memorium of Ronald Richard Kivela who died March 30, 1943. ' . r 1 , x V 1 H , I ji fm' KIT ' W N ,ff ' ,A ,ff W W EX I ! X fl X 'j v' 'AK "Ai 4 f", f X v Q f 15,4 X K yi!! , ,Of qx I I ! f 0 rf Q In V E W I l 0 k ', 1 , 'XXX qvvl-ig'-Pi ix V ,, 1 A f T I I' W 1 F X -'X J ff? 'xffffkl' Swami L a ' 1 ' 1 xv fl' 1 ' 4 fx f I 4 F l2fll?l,Mlf,H J' I If X X, 43 . xf 'I Q, nh JY , W i V 1 1 A .1 W ,Q ' vw l ", N! Q fi 1 f I R ,fix q ff fg '!1 X x 'A I L Y W 1 y, 1 li' y ,. ' V I N ii q A if A in I n Q: XWS Q ! 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It is not wisdom to be only wise, And in the inward vision close the eyes, But it is wisdom to believe the heart. Columbus found a world, and had no chart Save one that faith deciphered in the skiesg To trust the soul's invincible surmise. Was all his science and his only art. Our knowledge is a torch of smoky pine That lights the pathway but one step ahead Across a void of mystery and dread. Bid. then the tender light of faith to shine By which alone the mortal heart is led Unto the thinking of the thought divine. George Santavana BOARD OF EDUCATION-L. T. Lechner, A. W. Indihar, A. Rankila, E. Kieren, H. Holmes, W. Kern, P. Mal- kovich, J. Kapellar. FACULTY S E A T E D-- . Mnnzrro, Libmriazz, S TA N D IN G- . - - . - , O'Dougl9efly, lgzlglirlag R. Moriarizy, Sriezzref H. A2Id6fI05Z, fulfil?Tgjzghjirwgzsbiigfllyo-EjZ?!Iii'0jj yjtlIIZS?lggfZ'K?gf2 A!f'fhe"2'wf!' Boyf' Pixy. Ed.,' A. Frillifi, Imlfulzzezzlal Mafia! i To humbler functions, awful Power! Give unto me, made lowly wise, I call thee: I myself commend The spirit of self-sacriiiceg Unto thy guidance from this hourg The confidence of reason giveg Oh, let my weakness have an end! And in the light of truth thy Bondman let me live! -Wlilliam Wordsworth- SEATED-M. Azzderfon, jr, High Hifiory and Englirb. SEATED-K K . - - , STANDING-M' E. C0"'mf"f'a!f M' Gmbek Home Ef' gpm, jr. High Ezzglirla :md Hi.rtory,' L. Errbul, Induflriul Arn. 12 ,, 7? J ' 54 .A 'gif' fl' ? f S S' S-S-S,,A V Y-Q5 j - A ., J, xx ESO J-7 CLASSES ff j gggpgr j jf gm, 250 0 .gh In .W 1 gf'l,.Q 'ft lin w .- I V nyc i?9x.J It i l f MW' iitf 1 0 ' A MM' Vfl ' ff i il gf - S 4 fgjflfrtfllgf 0 i -- I ' , - ,, ' ' f N " fll flaw! fm - 1 , L C" Q f l oi ii ,Q ' 'ff ff A A Mm- .ffl A 'X A tff' 1-ssl ,ff ji " ff .. f r ,eff 1 , . f f - 2-Q ,-f.f:r . l ff 1 t a if e ' 1. ' - fi!-9 ,j .1f3i5:f.5i. f-1 ' --Z1 4435- --1- f 'G X M " Y ' Q -fiELif:g-iifY'9E.?- :F , ' F N ' 6 ffjff gg O. ' E ' W 1? -W' ' Tl - -W? F, so r sr. in gf 1 ' KAW at - as eeee E r s, f f l,, ..Bf,:l--2 SENIOR CLASS HISTORY As enthusiastic Sophomores in the year 1951 we looked eagerly forward to our first year in the senior high school of G.H.S. At Hrst we were a noisy bunch. Echoes filled the corridors as we passed to classes. However, soon the novelty of being senior high stu- dents wore off and we resolved ourselves into a year of studious application. We sponsored a Thanksgiv- ing dance this year and undertook the selling of pom- pons and booster pins for the tournaments as two ad- ditional means of building up our treasury. In our junior year, things really started to get in swing. Darlene Kosteliz and Joyce Carroll took their places as the "B" team cheerleaders and Helen Sereno and Annette Stupca became cheerleaders for the "A" team. Although our junior class play, "Miss jimmy", proved to be a lot of work we enjoyed presenting it and it was favorably received by the audience. Our treasury soon began to swell from the proceeds of our basketball homecoming which was a great success. Delores Fugina was queen and Lois Gaeloski and Dar- lene jofs reigned as princesses of the court. The duchesses honored from our class were Annette Stup- ca, Helen Sereno, and Donna Lakso. March 15, 1953 proved to be a memorable day for us. For this was the day we proudly received our long awaited graduation rings. Joyce Carroll held the honor for the smallest ring with a size 4, and james Sandstrom for the largest with a size 11. W'ith NMARDI C1RAS" as our theme the junior, Senior Prom was the event which climaxed our junior year. The community center was colorfully decorated with the Mardi Gras spirit of ballons, streamers, and a colored moon. The punch was served from the mouths of two jolly clowns, skillfully constructed and painted by Ellen Aro and Lois Gaeloski. A wishing well occupied the center of the dance floor and a archway decorated with flowers and streamers graced the main entrance to our "MARDI GRASH. Now our last year and thirty seniors plus one, Nancy Bordeaux a girl from Detroit Michigan, enter- ed the halls of G.H.S. with the zest so typical of our group. Class elections opened the year officially with Sylvester Eumia as our president, james Veronick the vice president, Peggy Mulden the treasurer, janet Erickson, secretary. Our football homecoming this year was a great success with a pep meeting, game, bonfire, caravan, and the coronation dance. Her Royal Highness, Ann- ette Stupca, was attended at court by princesses, Carole Stupca and Barbara Kukar, the duchesses were Donna Lakso and Helen Sereno. Class meetings were soon being held to decide upon the many details for our graduation. Our class motto "We have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us," and picking our class flower, the red rose was decided upon. XX7e chose silver and rose to be our class colors. The culmination of our twelve years of study came with the baccalaureate and commencement exer- cises. ln conclusion we express gratitude to our par- ents, teachers, and all those who have helped and en- couraged us during the past twelve years. SENIGRSV 3 l ff ,X ff f of M, 5 f lx 'P X A el "E"9' Z?" HM , , l ,,-' . ff, NANCY BORDEAUX "Bordal" "Il u'a,rrz't long ago I jiri! mme, Bur .rince llval time Gilbeffr newer been llae mme." Girls' Glee Club 43 Mixed Chorus 43 Triple Trio 4g O 84 B 43 Mikana Staff 43 G.A.A. 4g Dramatics Club 4: Class Play 43 Minstrel 4. KENNETH AHO "Kenny" "A band ibut followr intel- lect mn achieve." Band 2, 3, 43 Orchestra 2, 3, 43 Mixed Chorus 23 Boys' Chorus 23 Letter- n1en's Club 3, 43 Football 2, 3, 43 Double Ensemble 2. 3, 43 Sr. Class Plav 4, ELLEN ARO ..El,, "AJ frank df rain on cherry blorromrf' Glee Club 3, 4g Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 43 4-H 23 G.A.A. 3, 43 Operetta Scenery 2, 39 Sr. Class Prompter 43 Library Club 43 Minstrel Show Scenery 43 Hy-dramaticers 43 O 8: B 43 Mikana Staff 43 Page- ant 43 N.H.S. 43 Saluta- torian 43 Honor Student 2, 3, 4. 19x54 C RICHARD BUTALA "Bugga" "You ga your way - I'll go mine - we'll gel along perfeflly fine," Football 2, 3, 43 Basketball 2, 3, 4, Mgr. 4g Pageant 4g Hy-dramaticers 43 Letter- men's Club 2, 3f4. .ri- dl 'mar - i-R ' -gi WV -- - " .Xi 'i'-i - - --S - , + ly, BEVERLEY CURNOW "Bev" "Friendly ever, u I-uf u y 5 kind, u girl wlzom one if glad to find." Girls' Glee Club 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 3, 45 G.A.A. 2, 3, 45 Mimeoscope Club 25 O 84 B 35 jr. Class Play Usher 35 Dramatic Club 3, 45 Sr. Class Play Usher 45 Orchestra 3, 45 Mikana Staff 4. ARLENE BYMAN ..Ar,, "Sometimes I :it and thine und sometime: I jurt fit." Glee Club 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 3, 45 G.A.A. 2, 45 Mikana Staff 45 Dramatic Club 3, 45 jr. Class Play Usher 35 Mime-oscope Club 2. M35 JANET ERICKSON ..Jan,, " 'S' Jtuudr for Jtudiout, ar there run be no doubt from my example." Girls' Glee Club 3, 45 Mix- ed Chorus 2, 3 45 4-H 25 G.A.A. 2, 35 O 84 B 45 Hy-dramaticers 45 Operetta Scenery 25 Class Secretary 45 Mikana Co-editor 45 Sr. Class Play Student Director 45 Library Club 2, 3, 45 Pageant 45 Declamation 45 Valedictorian 45 N.H.S. 45 Honor Student 2, 3, 45 Minstrel Show Scenery 4. I. JOYCE CARROLL "Skinner" "A ture f0l?7biI7dli0lI of lul- ent and nzirrltieifouffzerrf Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 45 Double Sextette 25 Cheer- leader 3, 45 Triple Trio 3, 45 Operetta 25 Minstrel Show 45 -Ir. Class Play 35 O 8: B 2, 45 Sr. Class Play 45 Declamation 2, 3, 4, State 25 G.A.A. 2, 45 4-H 2, 3, Sec. 35 Dramatic Club 2, 3, 4, Pres. 45 Hy-drama- ticers 45 Mikana Staff 45 Pageant 45 Photo Club 25 V.O.D. 45 N.H.S. 45 Hon- or Student 2. 3. 4. SHIRLEY ERICKSON "Shirl" "A blurb ir beautiful, but often inconvenient." Band 2, 3, 45 Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Pep Band 3, 45 Brass Ensemble 35 Triple Trio 45 Girls' Glee Club 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 45 Dramatic Club 3, 45 O 8: B 3, 45 Minstrel Show 45 jr. Class Play Prompter 35 4-H 25 Sr. Class Play Prompter 45 G.A.A. 2, 3, 45 Mikana Staff 45 Oper- etta Scenery 25 F.B. H.C. At'nt. 35 B.B. H.C. At'nt. 2, 45 Audio Visual Club 3, 45 Photo Club 2. THOMAS DRESHAR "Dresh" "Give laim flee furtr and be'll tell you the reuronf' Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 45 Boys' Chorus 2, 3, 45 jr. Class Play 35 Football 2, 35 Sr. Class Play 45 Audio Visual 3, 45 Mikana Staff 45 Operetta 25 Minstrel Show 25 Hy-dramaticers 45 Pageant 45 F.B. H.C. An- nouncer 4. JACK HEIKKINEN "Yako" "Motors - mufhiuer - merhutzzuff He huowx all their trirhrf' Band 2, 3, 4, Lettermen's Club 4, Mixed Chorus 2, Boys' Chorus 2. Football 2, 3, 4, SYLVESTER FUMIA "Carmen" "Hannibal war ez great man in hir day - So um I in mine." Football 2, 3, 4, Basketball 2, 3, Class President 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4, Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 4, Pres. 4, Mix- ed Chorus 2, 3, 4, Boys' Chorus 2, 3, Hy-dramatic ers 4, O 84 B 4, Mikana Stat? 4, jr. Class Play Mgr. 3, Sr. Class Play 4, Oper- etta 2, Minstrel Show 4. ik ,l JOHN KERN "Kerny" "There il u little hit of had in every good hoyf' Treasurer 3, Basketball 2, 3, 4, Lettermen's Club 4, Tennis 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 3, 4, Hy-dramaticers 4, O 8: B 3, Mikana Staff 4, Pageant 4, jr. Class Play Mgr. 3, Operetta 2, Sr. Class Play Mgr. 4. LOIS GAELOSKI ..LO,, "Ready for anything you ash, he it fuzz or he it u lark." G.A.A. 2, 3. 4, Dramatic Club 4, Hy-Dramaticers 4, O 8: B 4, Mikana Staff 4, 4-H 2, Operetta Scenery 2, jr. Class Play 3, B.B. H.C. At'nt, 2, 3, Photo Club 2, Mimeoscope Club 3. EDWARD KODUNCE "Eddy" "A little hlufing now and then ir done hy the hert of men." Football 2, 3, 4, Basketball 2. 3, Lettermen's Club 3, 4, Band 2, 3, 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Boys' Chorus 2, Mixed Chorus 2, Boys' State 3, Brass Ensemble 2, 3, Operetta 2, Sr. Class Plav 4. THOMAS INDIHAR "Zeke" "O, Young Lofhimfur if rome out of the west, Through ull the wide Bor- der hir :feed ufur the heart." Football 3, 4, Basketball,2, 3, Mixed Chorus 2, Boys' Chorus 2, jr. Class Play Mgrs. 33 Sr. Class Play Mgr. 4, Lettermen's Club 4, Tennis Club 2, 3, Audio Visual 2, 3, 4. LOIS LAUKKONEN ..LO,, "Not quiet, not loud, not rhort, nor tall, But cz plea!- ant mingling of them ull." O 8: B 3, Girls' Glee Club 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 3, 4, jr. Class Play Usher 3, Dramatic Club 3, 4, Sr. Class Play Usher 4, Mi- kana Staff 4, G.A.A. 2, 3, 4: Mimeoscope Club 3, 4. D. DARLENE KOSTELIZ "Dar" "Her Jrhalnrrhip if high- ra ir our ertimaze of her." Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Hy- dramaticers 4, Girls' State 3, Best Citizen 1, Jr. Class Play 3, F.B. I-I.C. At'nt. 2, Sr. Class Play 4, Cheer- leader 3, O 8: B 2, 3, 4, 3 Asst. Editor, 4 Editor, Mi- l-:ana Co-Editor 4, Pageant 4, Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4, Girls' Glee Club 3, G.A.A. 2, 3, 4-H 2, 3, Pres. 3, Dramatic Club Treas. 4, Photo Club 2, Declamation 2, 3, 4, Mimeoscope Club 3, Press Club 2, Library Club 2, V.O.D. 4, Saluta- torian 4, N.H,S. 4, Honor Student 2, 3, 4. DONNA LAKSO "Don" "Happy I am with heart carefree, Oh! why ran't the reit of you he like me?" 4-H Pres. 2, G.A.A. 2, 4, Treas. 4, Class President 2, Dramatic Club 3, 4, Double Sextette 2, Triple Trio 3, 4, Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4, Operetta 2, jr. Class Play 3, Band 2, 3, 4, Sr. Class Play 4, Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Pep Band 2, 3, 4, O 8: B 3, Student Council 2, 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 4, Hy- dramaticers 4, F.B. I-I.C. At'nt', 2, 4, B.B. H.C. At'nt. 3, Mikana Staff 4, Minstrel Show 4. DENNIS MICHELETTI "Mick" "S0metime.r he'.r fad, .rome- timer he'5 glad, even mir- rhiewour, But never had." Basketball 2, 3, 4, Football 2. 3, 4, Mgr. 3, Tennis 3, 4, Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 2, 3, Stu- dent Council 2. MARGARET MULDEN "Peggy" , "Sweet and rmfere - year after year." Student Council 3, 4, Sec. 4, Class Treasurer 2, 4, G.A.A. 2, 4, Treas. 2, Majorette 4, Double Sex- tette 2, Operetta 2, Triple Trio 3, 4, jr. Class Play 3, Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Mikana Staff 4, O 8: B 3, 4, Dra- matic Club 2, 3, 4, Photo Club 2, Hy-dramaticers 4, Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 4, 4-H Officer 2, Minstrel Show 4. DAVID LOPP "Dav" "W'he2z I Jpeah, if at all, My rpeerh if at rhort at I am tall." Basketball 2, 3, 4, Foot- ball 2, 3, 4, Tennis 3, 4, Pageant 4, jr. Class Play Mgr, 3, Hy-dramaticers 4, Sr. Class Play 4, Letter- men's club 3, 4. RUSSELL PALSO "Russ" "I-Iii friendr. lhere are many, hir foer, are lhere any?" Mixed Chorus 2. 3, 43 Boys' Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Football 2, 3, 43 Basketball Mgr. 43 Lettermen's Club 3, 4, Sec, Treas. 43 Min- strel Show 43 jr. Class Play 33 Sr. Class Play 43 Tennis 3, 43 Audio Visual Club 43 Operetta 23 Best Citizen 13 Honor Student 2, 3, 4. ROBERT NANTI "Butch" "Dark eyet - elernnl foul of pride." Football 2, 3, 4, Co-cap- tain 43 Basketball 2, 33 Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 43 Pageant 43 Sr. Class Play Stage Mgr. 43 Mixed Chor- us 2, 33 Boys' Chorus 23 Student Council 2, 3, 43 Track 23 Hy-dramaticers 4. Xl' ELAINE SAARI "Sarkie" "A friend worth having, worlh knowing, and worth keeping." Class Secretary 33 Band 2, 3, 43 Brass Ensemble 2, 3, 43 Pep Band 43 Orchestra 2, 3, 43 Mixed Chorus 2, , 43 Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 3 Triple Trio 43 Minstrel 3 4 Show 43 Hy-dramaticers 43 O 8: B 2, 3, 43 Mikana Staff 43 Dramatic Club 2, 3, 43 Declamation 3, 43 V.O.D. 43 G.A.A. 23 4-H 23 Sr. Class Play 43 N.H.S. 43 Honor Student 2, 3, 4. BETTY NOVAK "Bets" "A trujfy friend lo lhore who know her well. Her frierzdrhip if zvorlh more than ufordi' mn fell." Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 43 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 43 Photo Club 23 Mikana Staff 43 Orchestra 3, 43 Dramatic Club 3, 43 Band 2, 3, 43 G.A.A. 2, 33 Pep Band 43 Minstrel Show 43 4-H 2, 3. ' 3' 3 ' ' - it 3 i W , 2 Q :gs 5 ' ' 1 3 A JAMES SANDSTROM uhm.. "Red ix for danger thai lurhr in lhe darhg Here we hare il, all hut the Jparhf' Football 2, 3, 43 Basket- ball 2, 3, 4, Captain 43 Boys' Chorus 2, 33 Mixed Chorus 2, 33 Operetta 23 Sr. Class Play 43 Track 2, 3, 43 Lettermen's Club 2, 3, 43 Pageant 43 Student Council 23 Tennis 23 Hy- dramaticers 4. X RICHARD POTOCNIK "Potts" "I never lei my Jludief in terfefe uiizh my edumlionf Band 2, 3, 43 Mixed Chor us 23 Boys' Chorus 2 Operetta 23 B.B. H.C. An nouncer 33 Mikana Staff 4 HELEN SERENO "Tillie" "It'J 4 friendly hear! tba! faux filellly of friendrf' Girls' Glee Club 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 45 Triple Trio 45 Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Band 2, 3, 45 Trom- bone Trio 2, 33 Brass En- semble 2, 3, 45 Cheerlead- er 3, 45 Dramatic Club 3, 45 G.A.A. 3, 45 Mikana Staff 45 Tennis Club 2, 3, 45 Class Vice President 25 BB. H.C. At'r1t. 3, 45 F.B. I-l.C. At'nt. 3, 45 Operetta 25 Minstrel Show 45 Photo ANNETTE STUPCA "Susie" "Gi1'e rmuvzr and jvozmdr and guifzenr, bu! ual your bear! auzryf' Girls' Glee Club 25 Mixed Chorus 2, 45 Triple Trio 45 Audio Visual Club 2, 31 13.13. I-l.C. At'nt. 3. 45 Football Queen 45 Student Council Sec. 3. Pres. 45 Dramatic Club 35 Cheer- leader 3, 45 O 8: B 35 Mi- kann Staff 45 Tennis Club 2, 3, 45 G.A.A, 2, 3, 45 jr. Class Play 3. Club 2. JAMES VERONICK ..Jim,, "HiJ 1-'irlzzer he bar 10 mingled with lair rrimer, AJ would confound llfeif choice to punifla one and 1201 reward flue wiser." Football 2, 3, 4, Co-captain 45 Basketball 2, 3, 45 Track 2, 3, 45 Le-ttermen's Club 2, 3, 45 Class Vice President 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 45 Boys' Chorus 2, 3, 45 Boys' Quartet 35 Operetta 25 Minstrel Show 45 jr. Class Play 35 Tennis 2, 33 Student Council 2, 3, 45 Mikana Staff 45 Audio Visual 2, 3, 4. Tommy D. Peggy ,w W ,mmm ,lg .5 1 .f I ,. k X-We WY ,. '- A - . 1. 2' 31 :if-3 72 A. J g .M K-xg., , NZ 3' yi ' .X . ,ff is 1 N,k, ' W . ,if . x P re? Hz' X I f V r 5 A V "L- ' 1 ' 'Ki ' ' -Q.. ' lese Darlene BABY jimmy V. Lois L. 1.:,.,K,., , W . a wif if NUM fee 4 W2 'Q mai, f,w.,,, .ff swf-ff W' Qs +449 Shirley 7: 1 jackie B0b janet DAZE Dennis V ff,f' X, ff xx ' 1 , c I l ff L 'ME :- J s rl Wu I' 4 4-, ,. 'fl' ,. " 'f x . ' ' ' ' . l M l Q e e e, . -- fs, - 'Jimi . K ,, ' ,S , a ,., - ' -20 . i ,awe -'-.. .i .f..:z::?szn k.,. 1 4 , - 'F f - ' f V li ,aif.9lYi' 1- g1'5g,hw2f-1 'yn -S . is 423, 1 ' ' A ' eeei ' ps: 5 Y A22 -7 Q -'iw' ' -if 'I-Q .Ji NUICY Russell Donna Sylvester Ze' W . 9- ' f K 1- -J xx +4 J F' l I la 1 ., .,.,..J. . ,Q f l- ,V .1 f,gf:1fi.f2si::' -4, 7: 'tt .. , Beverley l l ff l Wi . V- fling, fl Lois G. David JOYCC nz. Betty Eddie Elaine Arlene LEW ll, ,, an john Q Ellen f SALUTATORIAN VALEDICTORIAN SALUTATORIAN ' M X Vf f 5 f , 1 Ellen A10-93.41 Janet Erickson-95.41 Dilfldle KOSYSHZ-93-41 Wit National Honor Nl t Society .QW if 4, , Q FRONT ROUV-Ellen Ara, Darlene Kafteliz, june! Erirbrnn. SECOND ROIV-joyre Carroll, Elaine Safzri. Honor ,r Students X' FIRST ROIV-Ruffell Palm, Elaine Sami. jeyre Carroll. SECOND ROW'-Darlene Katteliz, janet Erirkywz, Ellen Aw. xv Lucy ......,....... 'xsfx Ricky .,............ Ethel Mertz .... Fred Mertz ...., Peggy Dawson Arthur Morton Miss Whiting ......... ...... Mrs. Littlefield ,..... ........... Mr. Littlefield ,.,..... Joe ....................... ...,.......... Delivery men ,..... ......... OVE UCY Joyce Carroll Thomas Dreshar Darlene Kosteliz james Sandstrom Donna Lakso Sylvester Fumia Nancy Bordeaux Elaine Saari Russell Palso David Lopp Edward Kodunce Kenneth Aho f A P85 r ' 1 f L 1' 0 In I 4 . 41 1 4 " 0 F- 4 '9455 JUNICR CLASS HISTORY SEATED, lefl Io right--B. Kukar, lrerzrznem f. Laztem, preridenzg D. jufr, rife prefideflfg M. Malkozfifh, Jecrelary. FIRST ROW- M. Sereno, A. Ghjzpe, D. Bfllfcl, S. jawir, f. Himmelrigfaz, E. Nyquist, SECOND ROW'-L. Adams, B. Afzzbrrufa, L. Bronzrlv, R. Balm, 1. Heikkilzen, R, Koeko, M. Brulrz. THIRD ROU7-R. Moblzr, R. Srujfy, M. Alalnz, E. Krogrlad, D. Plerha, f. Gamba, A. 117:11- lir, D. Viwrfafli. ln the fall of 1953, twenty-eight enthusiastic 'lun- iors re-entered the halls of Gilbert High School. Of- ficers were installed at the class election. They were: president, Jack Lakso, vice president, Darlene Jofs, secretary, Marie Malkovich, and treasurer, Barbara Kukar. The juniors determinedly set out to improve their financial status. They began their junior year with a deticit of 34.80. On November 9, 1953, they put on a carnival in a gayly decorated gym. Starting in the afternoon, the carnival consisted of many games and prizes. The Cakewalk, with prizes being cakes made by the juniors, proved to be very successful. The sophomore-sponsored shooting gallery also was well liked by everyone. Movies were shown during the day, and in the evening the student council put on a variety show. It consisted of songs, dances, and a pantomine. Refreshments of pop, ice cream, hot dogs, and pop corn were also served during the day and evening. To climax the evening, a beautiful gold horse with a clock embedded in it was raffled off. On December 18, the juniors sponsored the fifth annual basketball homecoming. Coronation cere- monies were held at the homecoming dance following the Eveleth-Gilbert game. Marie Malkovich, with nine attendants, reigned over the festivities. Also, in December the boys of the junior class went out and used their muscles cutting Christmas trees which were then sold to the school. These trees were placed in the junior and senior high schools and lended each room a Christmas atmosphere. It was a great day for the juniors when their class rings finally arrived. They claim that their rings are the nicest that any other class ever had. Every ring was kept well polished for the next few weeks. ln the spring, the juniors put on the annual Junior ior Class Play. The cast under the direction of Miss M. M. Feyereisen worked hard for many weeks to put on this play which proved to be very successful. On May 21, 1954, the junior-Senior Prom, the big event of the year, was held at the Gilbert Community Center. A gay atmosphere pervaded the building as class president .lack Lakso led the grand march. That night for both Juniors and Seniors will remain as one of the high-lites. This past year, the "Class of 1955" has proven to be very successful in all of its projects, may they attain as much success in the year and years to come. Bufielbufl Hfmzemmiug Commitlee UVor,5irzg bard! Pram Cammillee SOPHCMORE CLASS HISTORY SEATED--f. Run, Trearq B. Molmr, Pres., E. Kefler, Vice P'feJ.,' M. Snyder, Ser. FIRST ROW-R. I6l7'1!i7ZBlZ, M. Doran, Y. Nelran, B. Sifmla, C. Szujmz, V. Nomla, j. Sorila, M. Thomas, f. Gruden. SECOND ROIW--P. Belpedio, G. Maki, R. Alvlin, A. McWilliams, E. Zgafzjar, B. farzfela, R. Maki, R. Arlen, S. Curfzow, I. Krause, j. Pzzunzla. THIRD ROW-F. Larson, E. Kuilunen, N. IVirtanen, E. Pollef, D. Mujerle, j. Nrwlan, S. Korfeie, P. Malkovich, R. Kortelir, UV. Snfzdrtrom, R. Iudibar, C. Bndar. After the usual "chatterbox session" which pre- ceded the opening of the school year, the freshmen of 1952 and 1953 took their first steps into the Senior High School and were instantly transformed into the sophomore class of 1955 and 1954. To the auditorium they then went to hear the "ring-out-the-old, ring-in-the-new" oration of Mr. Kaczrowski. Soon they began to delve into the red tape of the opening days. Class schedules were organ- ized, homeroom teachers appointed, and books given to the eager, hardworking students of the sophomore class. The 10-A students found their home-room teacher to be Miss Feyereiseng the 10-B class found theirs to be Mr. Anderson. The newly formed class then set about to electing class officers and Student Council members. The lucky students chosen to govern the class were: Betty Mohar, president, Ellen Keller, vice presidentg Marlene Sny- der, secretaryg and Joe Russ, treasurer. Nominated and elected to the Student Council were Betty Sissila, Ellen Keller, Roberta Ahlin, joe Russ, and Richard jarvinen. To increase the volume of their already bursting coffers, the sophomores set about to the task of selling pins during the football season. They also had a cork gun gallery in the junior's carnival, which popped up by a few dollars the total amount of money in their "Little Fort Knox". Activities have been given a beating by the tenth graders. Musically inclined students get a chance to shoot their toots in the band, orchestra and in the vocal groups. The girls have been active in the annual queen contests, while the boys let off steam in the junior Rifle Club and on the basketball court. Thus far, the trainees of the drivers class have passed their road exams, and received their licenses. This means safer drivers, and an increase in the sales of "Model T's" and "Model A's". Mr. Anderson and Miss Feyereisen want the soph- omore class to be nothing but tops, and with their able advising, the new-comers to the senior high have accomplished a lot. Seniors were made for great things, juniors were made for small. But no one has yet figured out Why sophomores were made at all. IWILDCATS, Left to fight-D. Majefle, IV. Sdlldflrvlll, R. Koxlelir, P. Mnlkovirfz IV. lIVirlu1zezz, E. Zganjar, R. jd?'1f'Il1?IZ, 1. Gruden, R. Mnlei, R. Ar6o. KWSN DRIVERS TRAINING, Left Z0 right-A. MflViIIiamJ, E. Zganjar, D. Brula, S jarwr, R. Ablin, S. Kofki, IV. IVirlzmer1, C. Boduy, R. JLZVIICIH, j. Ruff, R. Koxlelic RIFLE CLUB w E FRESHMEN CLASS SEATED, Jeff lo Hgh!-T. Cbzzrrbill, frenylzrerg E. Frillifi. preiident: M. A. Knlw, wife pre.ridenl,' N. Larimer, Jerrelary. FIRST RO1VfC. Kiffelu, P. Kucbewzr, C. Drexbar, S. Gfafrb. j'. Hyzfwzezz. K. Hizzzmelriglyf. D. Trzmzo, D. Lalem, V. Smzri. M. Nikuzzezz, D. Sala, P. Szmb, M. Gffefgorifb, K. Nelwfz. SECOND ROW'-IW. Sfzidnriffy, A. PUIUIIILE, V. Lfzrfofz. C. Kivela, K. Gentile, M. Heikkizzezz, IV. Balm, A. Komfber, Bozirerirk, T. Glczlrb, K. Hnlmef. 1. Pfam C, Morwz, f. Romzzdirb, C. Ojzzlzz, f. IV:zIIi.v, B. Vifovalli. THIRD ROW'-R. Nelmzz, R. Mae, D. Prem, Bodm. f. Gulan, IW. jeff, E. Am. G. JIICOPIUIY, A. Azzderfazz, V. Bajda, M. A. Vuke- lirb, K. Omerm, j. Skrber, 1. Yaleliflz, R. M. Yzzrkozfirh, F. Maki. FRONT ROIV-G. fambmn, T. Glatfb, 1. Velacicb. SEC- LEFT T0 RIGHT-R. Nclmn, lrea.rurer.' T. Cburrlaill, OND ROIV-IV. Bomz, R. Halonen, B. Kukar, I. Bozice- preJiu'ent,' M. A. Vukelifh, wire prefidenlg A. Kohn, Jeffe- vifk. THIRD ROW-R. Nelmn, I. Gulan, j. Boduf, D. tary. STANDING-I. Plefha, j. Commfi, A. Arko, S. Prefs, R. Koneliz. Paun, N. Keller, B. Kulcnr, S. Kivela. 'I 1 -f 4.4-f-I ACTIVITIES . 4,I, f I I .V I x sq., I W ld? ' 1 I R III ' I 1 'N I , X, F C X f X A A 24 I'liLgQij,if',iXVt, K, Qi-si F , fy Lim-QR ! K 5' 1 I M X K I II T 1 M If , f f ,if-f - ' , W p S 4fIIxj 5 7 , ! f M I -'HQ I WI f7,l h '1N NI , I I I XII I , f f ,K f I , . f f f ,I I 1 ? if ,I 4 I w XZ I fn f' I ,QAQ I I x If I 1 'XI f I 'Ii I I III ' 'X I X I I If If I f I 'X I W f f ff' I 4 I Y , I X -f m gxx 1 f I I gfif, 'I-A f ' i w f'ff: +IW ' I E g, 41 a l- vi ' 111I X g g SX - - , Ri "R" - -is , K Kiwi' MIKANA STAFF llllll WSH! Y ,1 ..' "It's going to be hard work" were the t STAFF words that we heard when we came to work 09 this Yeahs Milqana' Co-editors: D. Kosteliz Since that time we, the j. Erickson staff, have found that LaY'0Uf and Affi E- Aff? truer words were nev- . L-6216105142 k E Literary: E. Saari ef SPO en' Veryone Finance: B. Novak Who has helped to Business: M. Mulden, Mgr. make this a n n u al D- .I-31450 knows of the h a f a S- ffgfjrjgg work that must go into '1-'breshar it. J. Veronick First, there is the fi. Photography: R. Potocnik nancial committee who A' Stulxa . Sports: J. Carroll must raise funds so that this book might be financially possible. They spent many long hard hours canvassing the different towns of- ten in the poorest of weather for the much needed money. With- out th ei r invaluable aid we couldn't have even begun to work on this book. N. Bordeaux The literary committee had to rack their brains for interesting topics to present and state them in a man- ner that would be appealing to the readers. Articles hadto be cut down or enlarged because of space limitations, and at the last minute, articles had to be written about some item that had been forgotten in the rush. No one will ever know or appreciate the hard work that was put into this work. One of the hardest working groups was the layout committee. Almost every night a light was seen shining in the window of the Mi Kana room and if any one looked in they saw a hardworking group of girls cutting and pasting. The layout committee has perhaps one of the most difficult jobs on the whole book. They must assemble the given material into a semblance of neatness and order. They have to leave enough pace for the literary work, rwlfmntnrrmhhs ' ' ' and art work, so that all are evenly proportioned throughout the volume. They put the entire book everything, that goes to the publisher passes through their hands. The success or a failure of the book is vested in their hands. Without the art work our book would be drab and uninterestingg th i s year we were fortunate to have a fine artist to make our annual more colorful. Do not forget the poor editors who must make sure that everyone does his job. They must suffer the abuse that c 0 m e s when something g o e s wrong. So hats off to the hardworking editors. T h e staff wants to thank each and every one who did any little part of the hard work that went into this edition. The layout committee, literary committee, finan- cial committee, a r t i s t , photography committee - e si and all who helped Our annual advisor was Mr. john O'Dougherty. ORANGE cmd BLACK eo 'VJ SEATED, left 1.0 figbl-E. Pakolu, D. Koxteliz, f. Run. STANDING-L. Guelofki, S. Fumia, j. EfiCkf077, E. Am, N. Bordeaux, Carroll, P. Muldezz, E. Sfzari, S. E7iL'kJO77, B. Nowak. T ,...-qi., b P V X I l 3. ,-' :1 V2 U fix fra.-1 ig' ln ,.. 1:1 rn J ' ' N LJ LI l .. , 7? ' ' -5- 2 Q Q f 5 f FIRST ROW-s. E7'iL'l?J077, E. sam, 1. Rm, 1. Carroll, 5. farm, S. 2 k H MM f Fzmzia, Erifkmn, L. Bmnirb, R. Kokbo. , Alf X s taff Editor .................... Exchange Editor Sports Editors .,,,.,. Caption Editor . Art Editor ,,i.,,.. Production .,,,,. Typisrs ...,.o... Reporters ..... Advisor ......,, Darlene Kosteliz . ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Margaret Mulden Sylvester Fumia, joe Russ Joyce Carroll Ellen Aro Janet Erickson, Shirley Erickson Lois Gaeloski, Nancy Bordeaux, Betty Novak, Margie Sereno Elaine Saari, Shirley Jarvis, Ruth Kokko, Louise Bronich Miss Pakola One of the major activities in the Gilbert High School this year was the publishing of our monthly paper, the Orange and Black. Witli Darlene Kosteliz, our able editor, proddin' us on everyone managed to get their articles in and the paper out on time. The staff will never forget the last minute articles to be typed up, the hurried mimeoscoping and finally the finished mimeographed product being passed out. We have tried to put out an interesting paper that the students and faculty would enjoy. Under the advisor- ship of Miss Pakola we have thoroughly enjoyed work- ing on the paper and hope that its success will continue through the years. LEFT T0 RIGHT--R. Narzli, f. Sandflrom, D. Kofleliz, D, Lalem, L. Gaeloflai, P. Mulden, Efifk- IZIL' E. Saari, j. Carroll, E. Ara, T. Drefbar, j. Kern, S. Fumia, D. Lopp, R. Bufala, Min Feyereifen a zfzfor. FIRST ROIV-S. Erirkfon, N. Bordeaux, vice prefiderztg I. Carroll, prefidentj D. Kosteliz, trem- urerg E. Saari. SECOND ROW-I. Heikkinen, R. Kokko, D. joff, E. Nykjuin, H. Sereno, B. Am- broyb, L. Gaelofki, S. jarvix. THIRD ROW-D. Bruin, P. Malden, D. Lakm, L. Laukkonen, B. Cufnow, A. Byman, D. Novak, M. Malkovirh. SEATED, left I0 rigbl - Mr. Mable, M. Malkorirly, lreamrerg D. Lakin, wire f7f6.fIdEIIl,' P. Mul- dezz, rerrelaryg Mr. Azzderrorz FIRST ROUV - R. jarriizezz, j Ruff, R. Alalizz, B. Sirrala, E. Kel- ler, I. Verwzirk, R. Nazzli. SEC- OND ROU7-j. Lakro, R. Molaar, M. Ahlin, I. Gorrlaa. The student council was formed at the beginning of this school year. It consists of fifteen members: five from each grade in the senior high school. Students elected to the Council are as follows: Twelfth grade- Annette Stupca, James Veronick, Margaret Mulden, Robert Nanti and Donna Lakso. Eleventh grade- Robert Mohar, Michael Ahlin, james Gorsha and jack Lakso. Tenth grade-Ellen Keller, joseph Russ, Rich- ard jarvinen, Roberta Ahlin and Betty Jane Sissala. The officers of the student council are: Annette Stup- ca, president: Margaret Mulden, secretary: Donna Lakso, vice presidentg Marie Malkovich, treasurer: Mr. Anderson, advisor and Mr. Mehle, faculty representa- tive. Meetings for the student council were scheduled for the first and third Mondays of each month. Among the projects sponsored and undertaken by the student council this year were the Christmas Ball, the Twirp Season, the social hour, the supervision of the cafeteria, and the collection of money for the March of Dimes. The council also turned over the funds from one of its social hours to the March of Dimes. The group is now working on a handbook which will be issued to high school students at the be- ginning ofthe next year. The student council's so- cial hour provided a variety of entertainment for stu- dents: volleyball, c a r d s, ping - pong, checkers, a n d chinese checkers. Social, folk dancing, and square dancing were sponsored tw i c e a month on Fridays. Admis- sion to the social hour was ten cents per head. The high school student council plans to become a member of the National As- sociation of Student Coun- cils. 0 FIRST ROIV, left fo rigb!-D. Lalaro, Irearurerg M. Malkozfirla, uire preridenlg D. lofi, preridemg Ambrorla, Jerrelary. SECOND ROW-1. Heilekinen, E. Nyquirf, D. Brula, P. Malden, L. G'lI610.fkl, H. Sereno, Carroll, j. Himmelriglal. THIRD ROIV-A. Grippe, B. Kukar, N. Bordeaux, S. Emot- Jon, E. Ara, L. Laukkonezz, B. Curnow, A. Bymarz, R. Bolla, L. Adamr. BAND A Ii .. ... - n Q il FIRST ROUV--D. Trunzo, S. Paun, I. Skeule, A. Komiber, 1. Plerfaa, B. Kzzlaar, P. Mulden, P. Slrah, D. Lakfo, 1. Sorila, P. Nami. SECOND ROW-R. A-fha, R. Halanen, T. Kieren, M. Snyder, A. Grippe, D. Bru'a, D. Lakm, K. Holmes, E. Frilliri, I. Wallif. THIRD ROW'-Mr. Frilliri, N. Larimer, M. Md!fl701-'TCb, E. Saari, M. Heikkinen, C. Sfupra, B. Mobar, R. Yurkovicb, j. Krause, Paurala, S. Boyafzaufrki. FOURTH ROW-L. Skrlfer, j. Novlan, B. Norah, A. Anderron, R. Ablin, R. Koleko, S. Erirkmn, B. Sirsala, ggjjrezro, M. Vukelzrfa. FIFTH ROW'-K. Aho, R. lVa!li5, D. Vi.f01'Hlli, j. Heikkizren, E. Kodzmce, 1. Lakm, R. Polornik, Gamba, . ami. This year, both the band and orchestra made a very good showing. Their members have practiced faithfully and the results can be heard in their fine music. Our band, this year, has played at all of the home games and at several pep meetings. We had the privilege of being the first 1 Gilbert band to perform in our new gymnasium. Two forma- tions were executed by the band during the Homecoming - Dedication game: formed an and then marched into a "G", HL' 0 .E y L. A' Some of the band members formed a pep band and played at the out-of-town games. They also played at a few of the last minute pep meetings. All of the members in this group are girls. The orchestra entertained between acts of the class plays and E also played at the Christmas program. As in the past they will E. be featured at the graduation exercises. 5.2 Through the endless efforts of Mr. Frillici both organiza- tions have gained much recognition throughout this last year. I' .I :ax f Mr. Aldo Ffilliri, Dirertof ,sv ORCHESTRA FRONT ROI!"-D. Lakin. M. Mffldwf, B. CIIWIOUQ D. Kofleliz, G. Aflaki. j. P11111-11111, M. Snyder. V. Sfmri, F. Maki. SECOND ROW- E. Frilliri. j. Laim. B. Si.r'.ml.1, E. Sgmri, R. Kaiba, P. Simb, j. Trufzzo, M. M.1!ifu'i4'fv. K. Hulmef, j. Plfarbu, j. Somla, P. Nmzli, S Erir.b.m,y, 11, Sw-mm. THIRD RON"-Mr. A. Frillifi, K. Aho, E. Kodlmfa, B. Nrzzwfi, B. iviobur, j. Narlfzfz, M. Vukeljrb. A. Grippe M PEP BAN .. PIANIST-E. Frilliri MIXED CHORU S I M :I 'I ' z Q I: IRL' i . - Q FS S i ' FIRST ROW'-S.jar1fi5. D. Lakfo, N. Bordeaux, j. Carroll, j.Heikki:zea1, R. Ahlizz, E. Saari. D. Bfula, E. Keller, B. Novak. SEC- OND ROW'-A. Stupfa. M. Sfzyder. S. Curfzoug 1. Krame, Sorila, M. Tlwmai, C. Slupra, I. Pzzarala M. Dofazz, V. Novak. THIRD ROW-E. IXIQQIIIJI, L. Laakkovzezn, M. Malden, B. Cumow, S. EVIIRIUIZ, B. Mobar, R. Bolfa, D. lofi, B. SIJSLZILIV, H. Sereno. FOURTH ROIVQA. Byman. 1, Erirkmzz. E. Aw, D. Koffoliz, G. Maki, S. Koflei, Y. Nelson, L. Adamf, M. Malkovirla, R. Kokleo. FIFTH ROW-R. Nikznzezz, P. Malkozfirb, R Maki. R. jawela, f. Run, R. jarvifzezz, j. Gradezz, A. McII7illiam.r, E, Zganjar. SIXTH ROW-- E. Pollei, E. Kzzilaffezz, P. Belpedio, IV. II"irlu11en', IV. Safzdflrom, T. Dre5lJav'. IV. Kuilzmerz, R, S. Fumia. TRIPLE TRIO LEFT TO RIGHT-M. Malden, j. Carroll, H. Sereno, L. Adamf, S. Efirkxon DIRECTOR-C.I0'1fJ' E. Saari, N. Bordeaux, D. Lakxo. GlRL'S GLEE CLUB A - - - A FIRST ROW'--D. Lrrtro. N. BWTIYZVIIIX, j. Carmll. B. Anzbmrb, H.5'C76lIfl, U. jofr, M. Malkmiich, B. Curnouf, E. Saafi, D. Bfula. SECOND ROW-j. HFTERTIIEII, A. Slzzpm, A. Gfipjm, S. farffir, f. Pffzrr, C. Afiarezz, S. Kirfefa, E. Nyquirt, B. Novak. THIRD ROW- M. Serefw, M. Malden, E. Am, L. Laukkmzen, V. Bajda, R. Kaklm, M. Dorfzn, S. Erirkrofz, R. Balm, L. Branicb. FOURTH ROW- A. Bymdfi, 1. E7'iCb.f0I.7, j. Nnzflmz, L. Adrwzr. JR. DOUBLE SEXTETTE The Mixed Chorus and Girl's Glee Club have pro- vided the music for our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and patriotic programs. They also sang many fine musical selections at the spring concert. But of course their biggest project this year was putting on the minstrel show UDUSKY CLOUDS". This was one of the very few minstrel shows ever put on in our school and the students had a good time presenting it. The senior high Triple Trio was one of the most in- dustrious groups this year. They had the opportunity to sing at a number of occasions, such as the Christmas pro- gram, the Pot-Luck Supper, Honor Banquet, poster con- test and the commencement exercises. The ninth grade Triple Trio sang Christmas carols in the halls as did the senior girls' Triple Trio. They have been a very active group in helping out on various pro- jects around the school. A trip was taken to Virginia April 2, where the vari- ous vocal groups from all the schools assembled to re- ceive ratings. The final event, the Spring Concert, was held in May under the able direction of Mr. Jones. 5 ' x .V X' ,Q 1 X we IQ? X X x x , WN x W f if? fx iiAmzamznw:m.rrrl:Qe,q0vr2wm1arx'D!41wJNMwuvv'nmsvwnwmwwmn.wW. ,... S "" " ' - IX 1-f ' ,,,, ,Q -1. "','- f-as ' ' A ff QM" PP 4' MV. fx.- 115, 1 V X V nf ff I. ,ywfn " X X L R146 W4 ,Uv M4 . , f. fx MIX Wh K . m Ill an 2252 aff , Q M 'N ll Ill Ill iii iid iam. VV? 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Tower Soudan scored the first touchdown in the remaining 35 seconds of the third quarter. Gilbert's scoring pass from Micheletti to Sandstrom was just 3 minutes before the final gun went off. Both the teams failed the extra point attempt and so ended the homecoming game for 53. The rampaging Bucs next sank their teeth into the unbeaten Mt. Iron eleven and came up with another tie game. After many trips just short of the goal line the Bucs finally forced themselves into the end zone via a pass from Veronick to Fumia. The team showed fine defensive play in this well-matched struggle. The next threat to the fighting Bucs was the strong Buhl team. The Bull- dogs dominated this 26-9 skirmish which was literally "all wet" when it began to rain late in the fourth quarter. -w ff.ffl1ff'ii i . ,J . ' l .A,. , 11 'ece l ti '-,. l ' A V . "ra ts " 24, .sz Q ' t X Q. , ' Q N, ,,,-. ,V gfmfvgliigg a ..., rhgugwi 55- N , vtyfas f f W if .. Lassie .111 e'rf.,ta:c'f-irq gf :sd - . 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The teams record stood as one win, four losses and two ties when they went into the final game of the season, a non-conference with the Grand Marais Vikings. There was no scoring in the first half, but both teams were evenly matched in offense and defense. After the first touchdown was made by Grand Marais the Bucs staged an 83 yard drive and crossed the stripe to tie the ball game at 6-6. Another T-D by the Vikings and another by Gilbert again knot- ted the score at 12-12. It was an all around even ball game until Grand Marais scored another touchdown which the Bucs were unable to match. The end of the game found Grand Marais in the winning column with a 18-12 victory over the Bucs. Thus ended the 1953 season of play for the Orange and Black. The laughs, thrills and heartbreaks will remain vivid in our memory as this year's seniors leave the halls of G.H.S. In departure from their alma mater they leave behind a tradition to be upheld by the remaining members of the team. This tradition is their strong fighting spirit, the will to get up and win even though the odds are against them. - or 4 , 1, 9553 'W xl 4"lvTsi , Tr ' i L3 5 Ha it lngi 'X ,Q '11 -xi . . , ' M5541 IL' A l i X in 1 mi? Q 4 25x git Q , . Q i tr 'Ri S '5 'I 4, f, gb is 1 1 rl A I' - Co-capt. james Veronick Russell Palso .5 ""-' - , 33113 9 .'l"2lg8ti'f,.',T 'li . L -,,, 91' ir' - f ia. -1, L3 VI L, E r M .,,f-j' r 'H If f ?Q-Quit . . fa ' . . Z .- L ,-, mfr- , ae-if Y-an -wf,5R3--f f Ua1 .4.f a - F741 lead Thomas Indihar Jack Heikkinen Dennis Micheletti .W . W ' K -Q' Q 'Nu ' uh' i A3 2 ' 15.-: .' - it 4- . ., - at I, . .,, , S. , r ' A Qi i'-- is I 'Q' 1 .x Wg- . -9, .1 . - .5 P- . . . Q '. it ' , :ip ' ' ff.. 1 fi . , . - W f f ,- af s f . -i ,egg-1. it L-1 ' 4' t' is -Q W? V gi 2 -'. kiwi.. J I ' f i :L "A" ' fix 1 il '- asf " " 'if 1. " . tk . 5 :Q x. k.krL i ri- seem f aff, .. ft 1 ww .... ,f ,W . , , Jw-mx 1 W., ,., ,Y ,...,. STM... . . -L N. ,W ., . . .Af ti - ta -. Q. . i,I':?r"S"+9 - "'W V - 1. 'Viv Co-captains Nanti and Veronick GRIDMEN .5 . . R -I -K I 41.1.15 21 A5 , W Rfk ,TY ,429 J! ' 4' FRONT ROUV, lefl Ia 7'igl7l+S. Fumia, D. Lopp, T. Ifzdibar, I. Heikkizzen, j. IZFYOIZTCR, R. Nami, E. Kodunre, D. Mirhelelli, R. Palm R. Bulala. SECOND ROIW-Coafb Kerzie, R. Scuffaf, lV.Smzd51mm, IV. Kuilufzezz, R. Nikunen, P. Belpedio, I. Lakm, M. Ahlifi, Auf. Coach Mebfe, Safzdnrom. THIRD ROW-E. Potter, j. Bozirezfirk, MgrJ.,' R. Koflelir, E. Zganjar, N. Wifldn6H, R Arko, R. jarvifien, A. Mfllfilliamf, R. Ifzdilmr, T. Clvufcfyilf, Mgr.,' K. Aho. 1. K A .. I ROYAL CCURT FIRST RON"-S. Czmmui, D. Lazlam. E. Keller. SECOND ROW-D, jofr, D. Lupp, R. Bulzzla, S, Fumia, H. Serefm. THIRD ROlV-- E. K0lilllZfE, C. Slujfm, D. Micbelcffi, R. Nami, Queen A. Slupm, j. lI6'7'0ilffk, R. Palm. B. Kukar, 1. Sazzdrlrom. "Ground the Eagles" was chosen as the 1953 foot- ball homecoming slogan. Homecoming festivities open- ed with a pep-fest made up of skits and original readings by the Hy-Dramaticers. A grave yard skit was the main highlight, with the football players participating. Three girls, acting as witches, joined to mix a kettle of every- thing into a brew, signifying the make-up of our team. At the pep-fest james Veronick announced that Annette Stupca was to be the 1953-1954 football queen. Follow- ing the pep meeting a bon-fire and a caravan took place. The Bucs kept in the shadow of their slogan holding the Tower-Soudan Eagles to a breathtaking 6-6 tie game. After a few short breathers all the fans gathered at the Community Center to witness the coronation of her majesty by co-captains james Veronick and Robert Nanti. A dance ended the two day celebration, with the Jimmy Michael's orchestra furnishing the music. The queen's court included - princesses, Barbara Kukar and Carol Stupcag duchesses - Helen Sereno, Donna Lakso, Ellen Keller, and Darlene jofs. Escorts were james Veronick, Robert Nanti, james Sandstrom, Russell Palso, David Lopp, Edward Kodunce, and Richard Butala. james Veronick, Forward On November 25, the Gilbert Buccaneers donned their basketball togs for their Hrst try of the 1954 season. Buhl rolled up a 14 point lead in the second quarter before the Bucs caught fire and scored 16 points, narrowing the score to 21-18 at half time. Ten of these counters were dropped in by Captain jim Sandstrom, who hit for 27, the high point man of the game. The Gilbert attack came too late, however, and the Buhl five remained indomitable throughout the game. In the Gilbert-Biwabik game, the Bucs came through with a decisive, one-sided victory over the Braves. Gilbert held the lead all through the game and out classed Biwabik with their evenly divided scoring column. With one victory under their belt, the Bucs came close to defeating the highly favored Hibbing team from District 28 in a last quarter come- back. This thriller was the first game played in Gil- bert's new gym. After trailing by ten points they staged their last quarter drive, coming within two points of the jackets. James Veronick made a bas- ket with but six seconds to go, but he was fouled and the basket did not count. He tallied only one of his two free throw attempts and the game ended 58-57 in Hibbing's favor. Witli the advantage of their home court, the Mt. Iron Red Raiders handed the Bucs their first conference loss of the season. Although both teams shot well, the Raiders defeated the Bucs by a score of 62-49. Of the three games played during the holiday season the Bucs dropped two games, one to Alex- andria, 55-48, and one to West St. Paul, 41-40. In the third game the Bucca- Dennis Micheletti, Guard H6655 Came thffmgh with a 58-50 victory over Sauk Center. The game see- sawed until Coach Kerzie sent in reserve sopho- more, R o b e rt Indihar, who pulled the game out of the fire by scoring 8 points in the final min- utes. The next two games were again chalked up to the Bucs' credit as they defeated b 0 t h Virginia and Hermantown. In the Donald Plesha, Forward f 't-.',-. 6 ,E-,j5.i,lLiii ' f t - . 1 1 BASKET Robert Mohar, Forward Robert Scuffy, Center Gilbert-Virginia game, the opposition controlled the ball game until there was less than three minutes to go. Then the Bucs went to work and melt- ed down Virginia's 11 point lead in their traditional last quarter style. The score was tied at 45--15 with only a few seconds to go when James Sandstrom netted a shot from mid-court to bring victory to the Bucs. Gilbert completely out-did the Hermantown Hawks in a 67-33 game. Red hot Micheletti scored 22 for the winners. The Bucs came up with their fourth straight win by trouncing Cook's Little Gophers, 58-42, but tasted defeat in their next two games at the hands of Tower and Cloquet. Two free throws brought the Eagles a 60-58 victory over the Bucs after a close last quarter. The Gilbert-Cloquet game was a one sided vic- tory for the Lumberjacks. Gilbert dropped the next two games to Ely and Esko. In the Ely game a fourth quarter rally nar- rowed the final score to 66-65. Esko handed the Bucs their eighth loss of the season when they de- feated the Kerzie five 60-46 in a non-conference game played at the U,M.D. field house. A superior height advantage brought the Falls' Broncos a 58-49 victory over Gilbert. The Bucs came out on the bottom of a 68-60 score in a hard fought game against Aurora. Although Gilbert had gained one win over Bi- wabik in the early part of the season, the Braves upset the Bucs in a low scoring game. Gilbert grab- bed an early lead, but in the final canto they were downed to the tune of 35-53. A last second two- pointer by james Vero- nick gave the Bucs an un- Michael Ahlin, Guard expected win over the Hrst place Eveleth Golden Bears. Gilbert outclassed the Bears when they gain- ed a 15 point lead by the end ofthe third period. The final game of the season showed the hard fighting Buccaneers again at the lower end of the scoring column. The Bucs thirteenth loss of the sea- son came with this defeat by the Morgan Park Wildcats. John Kern, Guard David Lopp, Forward Capt. james Sandstrom james Gorsha, Guard Mr. Meble, Mr. Kerzie. LEFT TO RIGHT4D, Lffpp, j. Lfziw, R. Izzdilmr, D. Plerba, R. Mobar, Veronirk, j. Sfzndyirnm, 1. Gmzrha. R. Srnjfy, M. Ahlizz, D. Mirlaeleizi, f. Kem. f 5 l i A' ll lxxfxxf -f f MANAGERS-R, Palm. R. Bufala. BASKETBALL Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert Gilbert BASKETBALL .,.....,42 Buhl ........42 Biwabik ........31 . ....... 57 Hibbing ...... 58 ........42 Mt. Iron ......64 .,......53 Eveleth ........56 ....,,..48 Alexandria U55 ........40 W. St. Paul .Al ........58 Sauk Centre..5O ........47 Virginia ,,....45 ........67 Hermantown 33 ........58 Cook ........58 Tower ........47 Cloquet ........76 ........66 Ely ........46 Esko .,......49 Int. Falls ......58 ........60 Aurora ........33 Biwabik ........35 ........51 Eveleth ,.......49 ........43 Morgan Park 59 HOMECOMING This year's basketball homecoming was much more thar1 just a gala celebration, it also marked the dedication of the new Gil- bert High Gymnasium. A pep meeting took place that afternoon and the announcement of our new 1954 queen, Marie Malkovich, was made. Everyone had basketball fever, and all were hoping to see the Gilbert Bucs pull through with a victory over the Eveleth Gold- en Bears. The game was a close one, but the Bears proved to have more punch and pulled through with a 56-53 victory over the Bucs. During the half, Mr. Aldo Frillici directed the band in formation. Gilbert basketball teams that have gone to the state and the 1951 State Champions were honored and the key to the new gym was presented to thf school by Mr. Paul Damberg, architect. After the game a dance was held at the Community Center at which Marie Malkovich was crowned queen by jack Lakso. The queens court included - princesses - Bev- erly Ambrosh and Betty jane Sissalag duchess- es -- Helen Sereno, Shirley Erickson, Darlene jofs, Shelby Curnow, Eileen Nyquist, Ellen Rose Keller, and Annette Stupca. Escorts were - jack Lakso, Dennis Micheletti, james Gorsha, Robert Mohar, Robert Nanti, Syl- vester Fumia, Robert Scuffy, Michael Ahlin james Veronick and David Lopp JVM, ...N a...-..,..a. .,....,........-., ..-HO .-..........-. M. M.-- ...- -I.. ,.... O OHV., G- .,., .. .V trict 27 Basketball Tournament. It was a hard job for the Bucs to down the equally determined Embarrass team, but they came through with a decisive vic- tory thus entering them in the next game with the tournament favorite, Eveleth. The Eveleth game is one that will be remembered not only by the team and students, but by the vast crowd that packed into the Eveleth Hippodrome, and by those who heard the game over the radio. It was a close game all through the flrst half, but in the third quarter Gilbert gained momentum and completely out played the Bears, holding as much as a sixteen point lead over the highly favored opponents. Wlien there was only one minute and twenty- seven seconds to go the Bucs held a 14 point advantage, the Eveleth Golden Bears staged a rally that grabbed the expected victory from the Gilbert five. Be- fore the team had time to gain their bearings, the Bears had nipped the lead down to one, with 11 seconds to go. A last second basket by Eveleth ended this heart-breaking game and brought to a close the 1954 season for the Buccaneers. TOURNAMENT' ew:f wamsvamifw4mw'rw:nur ,- FaPaQ:11xam..,laax z1 I 1s t'2r'x's . f--' CHEERLEADERS CHEERLEADERS MAJORETTES -Lefl to nght-j. Carroll, A. Stupfa, S. Curnow, H. Seve X W ! ab- 3x W I Y ,XX X mf -Q Z Z V XX gXf fx! X X X 1 Q xjf-1 I 5F-.N ix Q Ffa? fxxqf 4137 'fx JN A " fl X5 Qi, Affff' X, I -W nf' ff -:ard 1 N ff x xixxx g f5' E M gg-'Rl I ..,, -H- 71 I-0 If-237-an-N N 7 X 4 Qi X 4 T-Ari' url k 'NK ATM! ,M Ll Mfg! MPJVKWA X44 X W nh . X5 C A13 V' X g X RR XMB EM ,MSDE ,f Stl Pl CARF1 54' ij, M idly O99 at X P4 Nd ff ' Si ' OW Tim '75ve1fS ferr f A s, , K 2 7. , N If 454' if an K' ,il J'J.L1E'RA7F flj t M if j ff PROPHECY I oodwpl Fame, fortune ...... What will the future hold in store for the Senior Class of '54? Let us take a journey far into the future, ten years, to the year 1964. Where will we be . . . what will be our fate? janet Erickson never did end up in a library. She is now a public accountant delving into the mysteries of john Kerns bankruptcy. Dick Potocnik, a successful farmer, has just set up a standard on egg output that surpasses all others. However, do not underestimate Margaret Mulden who had the highest total in the Pike River Area. Lois Makinen fnee Lois Gaeloskij and Helen Hanninen fnee "Tillie" Serenoj can be found discussing their numerous children while shopping for groceries at Ken Aho's thriving Co-op Store. Rlil f- Annette Stupca has boldly opened a "Sizes For The Small Ones" shop in SAA H01 5 competition with Dave Lopps "Booties Bountiful" baby shop. 6 A jp The story of Joyce Carroll's gigantic success on the legitimate stage can be D0 ' f O found in Betty Novak's bookstore, "Books For The Illiterate". cj CO Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Fumia fnee Shirley Ericksonj have just announced the f A 54-0 'pl' grand opening of their night club, "Carmen's Cabaret". Featured nitely is that Sffd famous high-kicker, Nancy Bordeaux. K 6 Tom Dreshar, the veterinarian, has just signed a contract to care for the dogs pc Nl 5 in Elaine.Saari's trained dog -act. . . i 07 6 9 Richard Butala, sole inheritor of a million dollar fortune, has taken scientists BIG Z T Russel Palso and Ed Kodunce on a cruise of the world for a well deserved rest. IN, GN-TPN Darlene Kosteliz has just been made the first woman engineer at the Heikki- ffffqpl' CL 0 6 nen Iron Mining Company. 7' 5 0 A vtxyt Donna Lakso is now a missionary in the Bongo Congo where she is teaching Dfbflf , fo F her theories on self-preservation. ww ,Iliff Arlene Byman and Beverly Curnow are now employed as models by Ellen, BONGU 0 9 of "Ellen's Fashions Inc." S701 4516 Prominent screen actors, Bob Nanti and Jim Sandstrom, are battling it out C0N601 1 f as to who will play opposite Lois Laukkonen in "Indigo Horizons". ' Tom Indihar, a wealthy business tycoon, has just agreed to back Dennis Miche- 2. letti in his wine making venture. jimmy Veronick and his Hawaiian Combo can be heard nightly over almost any local station. We have now concluded our journey into the future and we begin to wonder, is it true? Perhaps. Time will tell. I ZUNS s 'Q l vi ,4T',4 ,ea 55' NW R0 A1 B0BNDfT0NF x A71 5 A V uf!" f ll U THIS L" njfu f ' ffYC. L0 fgflrunffyg-.. ,L F ' Vfko Nfc k ' AMO 015' W f ' HA vaffdfv fam --X' ', S s , o W -fe 1 s S' 'A - '- .. ' l 'A - ... ,f C C 0112155 will We the Class of 54 being of sound mind and possessing a reasonable facsimile of mental fitness do hereby bequeath to the Class of '55 the following: Ken Aho wills his natural aptitude for the sousaphone to Loueen Adams. To Louise Bronich goes Ellen Aro's special ability for "on-the-spot character analysis". Nancy Bordeaux and ohnny Kern leave their "I do not-You do too" discussions to? Richie Butala gives a little of that quiet charm to Roger Nikunen. Those fluttering eyelids of Arlene Byman's are bestowed upon Rose Botta. oyce Carroll leaves her perpetual "good morning" to any future senior mixed up enough to use it. Beverly Curnow wills her knack for fire building to any struggling campers. Tommy Dreshar wills them crazy legs" to Donald Visovatti. Janet Erickson leaves a warning to the junior girls, "Keep away from Williel'. Shirley Erickson conveys her immortal blue corduroy pants to Margie Sereno. Carmen Fumia bequeathshis ability to make himself at home anywhere to Bob Sculfy. Bev Ambrosh inherits Lois Gaeloski's morning cruise to school. Jackie Heikkinen reluctantly bestows. a fellow Spartan, Bob Kangas, with his Range conquests. Tommy Indihar leaves a long list of "tried and tested" pranks to Bob Mohar and Don Plesha. ' Eddy Kodunce leaves his famous subtle humour as a morale builder for the Class of '55. Darlene Kosteliz wills her undying enthusiasm for a good polka to Darlene Jofs and Del Brula. Donna Lakso leaves her recurrent effort to diet to all fellow chubbies. Lois Laukkonen hands down her serene beauty to Margie Brula. Dave Lopp wills his capacity for entertaining himself to Albert Wallis. Dennis Micheletti leaves his frequent trips "over the hill" to Jim Gorsha. As a gift of final truce Peggy Mulden bestows upon Jack Lakso her dimples. Bob Nanti wills his seeming disinterest in women to any boy who wants to "keep them geussing". Betty Novak presents Jeanne Heikkinen with a little of her natural poise. Russell Palso will divide that famous "Palso Pork" with anyone who so desires. Dick Potocnik leaves a final column of bookkeeping figures that wouldn't check to Ruth Koko and Eileen Nyquist. Barby Kukar receives Elaine Saari's interesting Spanish correspondence. Jim Sandstrorn lends a little of his technicoloring to Ellard Krogstad. Anne Grippe, Jeanette Himmelright and Shirley Jarvis each receive some of Helen Sereno's captivating charm. Susie Stupca bequeaths to Marie Malkovich her talent for making and designing baby clothes. immy Veronick conveys his come to the casba way with women to Mickey Ahlin. s N R ix 1 L ,l m 7 y r u g- gif -lf -if Congrotul ons to Seniors iiucffifimifiibnv IIIII ci. EVELETH, VIRGINIA, GILBERT M I N N ES O TA CARNIEN FIINIIA GILBERT, MINNESOTA Com Iiments of DAMBERG II. 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