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Ill.: Assistant Principalg Football and Track
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Duane "Ducky" Kuipers, William "Mac" McCormick, Raymond "Ray" Geisler, Edwin "Tucker" Zea,
William "Bud" Wilson, Henry Henrichs, "Tabby" Tammen, Fred "Freddie" Schroeder, Sam Perzee.
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LEON "Lon" ASH
Football 1,2,3,4, Baseball 1,2.4: Basketball 1.
2,4, Track l,2,3,4, FFA 1,2,3,4, FFA Secretary 4
RUTH "Bubbles" BOEBEL
Annual Staff 4, Owlette Staff 4, Senior Sextet 4,
Mixed Chorus 2,3,4, Band 1, National Honor Society
4, Class Secretary 3, Homecoming Queen 4, GAA
l,2, 3,4, Mixed Chorus Secretary 3.
DELORES "Dee" BOGARD
GAA 1,2,3,4: FHA l,2,3.4, Mixed Chorus l,2,3,4,
Girls' Chorus 2, Owlette 4, Senior Sextet 4: Latin Club
National Honor Society 4, Mixed Chorus 2, 3,4, Boys'
Quartet 4, Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4, President of M.
Chorus 4, FFA l,2,3,4, FFA Reporter 3.
WILMA "Willie" BUCKSTEEG
Girls' Chorus 1,2, 3, Mixed Chorus 1,2,3
Sextet 1, FHA 3,4, GAA 1,2,3,4, Latin Club 4.
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THOMAS "Spook" FORDYCE
Football 1, 2, 3,4, Basketball 1,2, 3, 4,
Baseball 2,3,4, Track 1,2,3,4, Class
President 1,2,3,4, Band 1,2,3,4,
ROBERT "Bob" BROSMER
Boys' Chorus 1,2, 3,4, Boys' Quartet 4,
B. Chorus Secretary 4, Mixed Chorus 3,
4, Mixed Chorus Reporter 4, Class Vice
Pl'eSidCIlI 4: Camival Manager 4, Track
3, Football 2,3,4,
ETHYL "Goldie" GOLDENSTEIN
GAA 1,2,3,4, FHA 1,2,3,4, FHA
Vice President 2, FHA Secretary 4,
Senior Sextet 4, Girls' Chorus 1, Mixed
Chorus 2,3,4, Class Secretary-Treasurer
Class Treasurer 3, Class Secretary 4,
Owlette Staff 4, Annual Staff 4,
ALFRED "Alf" SEILING
Class Vice President 2, Treasurer 4,
FFA 1,2, Latin Club 2,3,4, National
Honor Society 3,4, Owlette Staff 2, 3,
Sports Editor 4, Youth at School Re-
porter 2,4, Football 1,2,3,4, Baseball
1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,2,3,4,' Track .
ESTHER "Tim" COTTER
FHA 3,4g Band 1g Mixed Chorus 2, 3,43 Latin Club
4: GAA 1,2,3,4,
DONALD "Don" CRABBE
Latin Club lg Football 1.
RICHARD "Dick" CRAWFORD
Boys' Chorus 1,2,3g Mixed Chorus 4, Track 1,3,
DONNA "Jake" DEXTER
Owlette Staff 4, Girls' Chorus 1,2,4g Mixed Chorus
1,2,3,4g Capella lg Girls Sextet l,4g FHA 3,4g Re-
RHETA "Rhet" DEXTER
FHA 3,4g Girls' Chorus 1,25 Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4g
IERMIAH "Red" FRUIN
FFA 1,2,4g Track 1,2,3,4g Football 1,2,3,4g Annual
Staff 4g Sports Editor 4: Owlette Staff 2,3,4g Editor
4, Latin Club 3,4,
CHARLES "Chuck" GARRISON
FFA 1,23 Football l,2,3g Track 1,2,3,4g Vice
President 1, 3, Reporter 45 Editor of Annual 4,
RICHARD "Dick" HANSEN
Football 1,2,3,4g Track 1,2,3,4g Boys' Chorus 1,
2,3,4g Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4g Letterman Club 1,2,
LeROY "E1roy" HARRISON
Football 1,2,3,4g Basketball 1,2,3g Baseball 1,2,3g
Track 1, 2,3g Mixed Chorus 2,3,4g Boys' Chorus 2,
3,4: Reporter 3.
WAYNE "Bushie" HASKINS
Football 1,2,3,4g Basketball 1,2,3,4g Baseball 1,2,
3,45 Track 1,2,3,4g Annual Staff 2,3,4, Photogra-
pher 2,3,4g FFA l,2,3,4g Boys' Chorus 1.
GERALDINE "Dene" HOOVER
GAA 15 FHA 1,2,3,4g Girls' Chorus 1,2,3,4.
JACKSON "lack" JONES
Football 2,3,4g Basketball 2g Baseball l,3,4g Track
1, 2, 3,4.
PEARL "Babe" KOETS
GAA l,2,3,4g Girls' Chorus 1,2,3g Mixed Chorus
1,2,3,4g Latin Club l,2,3,4g Girls' Sextet 1,2,3,4g
Class Secretary-Treasurer 2: Cheerleader 1, 25 Band
1,2,3,4g Horn Quartet 1,2,3,4g Woodwin Quartet 1,
23 Majorette 1,2,3,4.
Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4g Girls' Chorus 1,3g FHA 1,2,
3,43 Reporter 2, GAA 1,2,3,4,
MYRTLE "Myrt" KREMER
GAA 1,2,3,4g Band 1,2,3,4g Flute Trio 23 Flute
Quartet 3,4g Latin Club 4g Owlette Staff 4,
BETTY "Bet" LAMBERT
GAA 1,2,3,4g FHA 1,2,3,4g Annual Staff 43 Owlette
Staff 45 Girls' Chorus lg Mixed Chorus 2,3,4.
GAA 1,2,3,4g FHA 1,2,3,4.
ROBERT "Bob" MILLER
FFA 1,2,3,4g Football 1,2,3,4g Track 1,33 Letter
man Club 4g Boys' Chorus 4g Reporter 4.
LARRY "Pursie" PURCELL
Football 1, 2,3,4g Owlette Staff 3,4.
GAA 1,2,3,4g FHA 1,2,3,4, FHA Treasurer 2.
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GEORGE ANN "Gej0" SCHACT
DONALD "Dona1d Henry" SCHOOLMAN
FFA 1,2,3,4, FFA Treasurer 4.
DE LORSE " Dee " SHULE
FHA 2,3,4: Girls' Chorus 1,2,3g Mixed Chorus 3,4g
GAA 1,2,3,4, Senior Sextet 4,
GERALD "Jerry" STEMKE
Honor Society 3,4, FFA l,2,3,4, FFA Treasurer 3,
FFA President 4, Band 1,2,3,4g Drum Emsemble 3,
4: Boys' Chorus 4g Mixed Chorus 4,
RONALD "Raz" ZEEDYK
Letterman Club l,2, 3,4.
RAY "Big Ray" STRASMA
Football 1,2, 3,4g Baseball 3,4g Basketball 33 Track
3,45 Letterman Club 3,4g Boys' Quartet 45 Boys'
Chorus 1,2, 3,45 Boys' Chorus President 4g Mixed
MARY JANE "Janie" TEMPLEMAN
GAA 1,2,3,4g Mixed Chorus 1,25 FHA 1,4.
THEODORE "Ted" THRESSEFIELD
FFA 1 , 2, 3, 4.
FRANK "Frankie" UNDERWOOD
National Honor Society 4, Mixed Chorus 1,2,3,4g
Boys' Chorus 1,2,3,4g Band 1,2,3,4g Clarinet
Quartet 1, 2: Clarinet Duet 3: Boys' Quartet 4g Band
President 4: Major 3,4g Latin Club 1,2,3,4g Boys'
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Bottom row: Lois Lambert, Reva Focken, Janet Johnson, Donna Dexter, Delores Bogard, Carol Rademacg, Pat
Peer, Ruth Boebel, Mary Kohl, Betty Lambert, Second row: Norma Kohler, Alice Dexter, Beverley McMillan,
lrma Peters, Barbara Parker, Gloria Dehm, Ruth Wilken, Joan Small, Ioan Strough, Marian Koets, Sonja Monk,
Miriam Boebel, Rheta Dexter, Ester Cotter, Willedotte Brix, Instructor. Third row: Mary Jane Wilky, Pearl
Koets, Delores Shule, Pat Harms, Ruth Saxsma, Joan Orr, Eleanor Peters, Ethyl Goldenstein, Marlee Tholen,
Sally Albee, Barbara Alberts, Geraldine Guren, Wilma Bucksteeg, Joyce McCue. Fourth row: Richard Hansen,
Harley Brown, Frank Underwood, Robert Hilgert, Richard Crawford, Dale Wilken, Raymond Strasma, Melvin
Corley, Robert Brosmer, David Kors, Leroy Harrison, Kenneth Perdue, Vernon Lavoie, Bnb Throop.
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Let's get busy! No wise cracks please.
Seated: Miriam Boebel, Joann Orr, Donna Dexter, Joyce Decker, Reva Focken, Geraldine Medendorp, Ann Marie
Warnke, Patsy Leisure, Dee Bogard, Geraldine Hoover. Second row: Pat Woodard, Geraldine Guren, Patsy Fletcher,
Dorine Gilburg, Doris Wiechman, LoAnn Sunnen, Sandra Tholen, Melva Rodda, Shirley Wilken, Bonnie Borchers.
Third row: Dorothy Chase, Virginia Zachgo, Norma Kohler, Pat Strubbe, Marcella Lambert, Helen Krones, Lois
Jones, Mary Henrichs, Ruth Ann Lake, Marlee Tholen. Fourth row: Judy Cawthorn, Joanne Strough, Gloria Reigel,
Shirley Zillins, Nancy Schriefer, Beatrice Tammen, Kathleen Brockman.
GIRLS' AND BOYS' CHORUSES
Seated: Ruth Wilken fPianistJg Dave Crawford, Robert Miller, LeRoy Harrison, Raymond Strasma, Robert Brosmer,
Leo Krones, Melvin Corley, David Kots, Harlan Windhorn. Second row: Gerry Orr, Ed Miller, Steve Krones, Frank
Underwood, Richard Hanson, Cecil Bull, Gerry Whittler, Richard Crawford, Robert Hilgert, Kenneth Perdue, Ronald
Zachgo, Wayne Decker, Robert Throop. Third row: Eugene Miller, Dale Wilken, Harley Brown, Ronald Krueger,
Gerald Stempke, Dean Sjuts, John Sparenberg, William Miller, John Bargeman, Edward Smith, Robert Gilberg,
First row: Ioan Orr, Frank Underwood, David Kots, Rella Trepton, Geraldine Guren, Kathleen Brockman, Lois
Jones, Myrtle Kremer, Melva Mary Rodda, Carol Rademacher, Second row: Mary Henrichs, Barbara Alberts,
Jane Martis, Virginia Zachgo, Sally Albee, Miriam Boebel, Sandra Hensler, Charles Smith, Donald Ritz, Rolland
Zachgo, Loanne Sunnen, Ruth Saxsma. Third row: Nancy Schriefer, Bonnie Borchers, Mary Jane Wilky, Marlee
Tholen, Pat Peer, Ronald Zeedyk, Ronald Weber, Donald Gerdes, Charles Classen, Ruth Wilken, Joan Small,
Julia McMillian, Shirley Wilken, Robert l-lilgert, Pat Harms, Marvin Kuipers. Fourth row: Joyce Decker, Pat
Woodard, John Bargmann, James Lewellen, Jerry Orr, Max Brewer, Marion Koets, Dale Kraft, Roger Dryer,
Martin Rademacher, Melvin Corley, Jerry Whittler, Everett Lannen, Dale Wilken, Thomas Fordyce. Standing:
Mr. Douglas, Instructor, Leon Ash, Kenneth Perdue, Marcella Lambert, Gerald Stempke, Wayne Decker, Donald
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Second row: Dale Saathoff, Jack Hoy, John Sparenberg, Kenneth Perdue, Leon Ash, Robert Hilgert, Gerald Whittler
Robert Brosmer, Ronald Schoolman, Dale Kraft, Max Brewer, Robert Rife, Third row: Robert Eimen, Lowell
Hamilton, Jerry Fruin, Steve Krones, Jerald Thrasher, Jim Strasma, Jackson Jones, Charles Classen, Donald Reitz,
Martin Rademacher, Ronald Weber, Coach Bohrer. Fourth row: Dave Crawford fManagerJg Gerry Orr, Henry Duits,
Donald Gerdes, Don Whittling, Howard Miller, Rolland Zachgo, Everette Lanen, Dean Sjuts, Ed Smith, Jim
Phillips, Richard Savoie, John Bargman, Russel Haskins, Harlan Windhorn, John Fruin, Roger Dryer, Richard Craw-
Football Coaches FOOTBALL SCORES Football Managers
ALBERT BOHERT-ROBERT FREEMAN CVARSITYD-1952
'Central 20 7
'Crete 0 25
Watseka 19 0
Reddick 39 0
'Bradley 7 14
'St. Patrick 18 39
'St. Anne 14 7
Onarga 14 13
'Momence 20 0
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'Central 28 48
'St. Patrick 41 63
Onarga 66 56
'St, Anne 42 60
Watseka 53 67
'Momence 57 59
'Momence 55 75
Milford 48 45
'Bradley 55 93
Grant Park 59 62
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'sr. Patrick 50 69
'Central 44 71
Crescent City 40 49
Paxton 52 75
'Crete 39 68
Sheldon 62 87
'St. Anne 23 36
Buckley 45 88
Onarga 14 27
'Bradley 55 75
Cissna Park 62 79
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Seated: John Bargmann, Max Brewer, Dean Suits, Howard Miller, Edwin Miller, Robert Eimen, Standing: Coach
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First row: Charles Garrison, Ronald Zeedyk, David Kots, Alfred Seiling, Leo Krones, Ronald Busch, Richard
Hansen, Jack Hoy, Tom Fordyce, Wayne Haskins, Dale Saathoff, Second row: Ronald Weber, Max Brewer, Dale
Kraft, Jerry Fruin, Jack Jones, Ronald Schoolman, Jim Phillips, Jim Lewellen, John Sparenburg, Lowell Hamil-
ton. Third row: Coach Bohrer, Edward Smith, Tony Heideman, Kenneth Perdue, Jerry Whittler, Robert I-Iilgert,
Dean Sjuts, Richard Crawford, Dennis Hooker, Howard Miller, Dale Wilken, Manager. Fourth row: Robert Thies,
John Bargmann, Martin Rademacher, Donald Miller, Russell Haskins, Manager.
First row: Robert Eimen, Max Brewer, Alfred Seiling, Ronald Busch, Ray Strasma, Wayne Haskins, David Kots,
Tom Fordyce, Second row: Donald Ritz, Jack Hoy, Jim Strasma, John Bargmann, Jack Jones, Dean Sjuts, Howard
Miller, Dale Saathoff, Dale Kraft, Ronald Weber, Coach Freeman. Third row: Jerry Orr, Donald Miller, Roger
Dryer, Martin Rademacher, Jim Phillips, Richard Crawford, Dennis Hooker, Jerry Whittler, Edward Smith, Lowell
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LaSota, Instructor, Judy Cawthon, Joanne Strough, Geraldine Guren, Janet Johnson, Rella Trepton, Jane Martis,
Reva Focken, Dorine Gilburg, Barbara Conrad, Gloria Dehm, Alice Dexter, Patricia Hanlon. Third row: Dorothy
Chase, Joyce Decker, Ruth Ann Lake, Irma Peters, Beatrice Tammen, LoAnne Sunnen, Ruth Wilken, Lois Heide-
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Eleanor Peters. Fourthrrgwg Elaine Robinette, Rheta Dexter, Lois Jones, Mary Henrichs, Norma Kohler, Roberta
Barnhart, Joella Zserdin, Sandra Hensler, Joan Small, Ruth Boebel, Shirley Wilken, Marcella Lambert, Betty
Lambert, Lois Lambert, Mary Jane Wilkey. Fifth row: Virginia Zachgo, Mary Jane Templeman, Patsy Flesher,
Patricia Strubbe, Delores Bogard, Marlee Tholen, Mary Kohl, Sandra Tholen, Sonja Monk, Marian Koets, Patsy
Leisure, Julia McMillan, Helen Krones, Melva Rodda. Sixth row: Patricia Woodard, Gloria Reighel, Donna Rife,
Kathleen Brockman, Nancy Sehriefer, Shirley Zillins, Geraldine Medendorp, Ann Warnke, Bonnie Borchers,
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Seated: Reva Focken, Mary Kohl, Darlene Strough, Ethyl Goldenstein, Joan Small, Carol Rademacher, Donna
Dexter, Roberta Barnhart, Barbara Alberts, Pat Peer, Sonja Monk. Second row: Wilma Bucksteeg, Jane Templeman
Elaine Robinette, Elsie Lange, Ann Marie Warnke, Doris Wiechman, Geraldine Medendorp, Patsy Leisure, Beverly
McMillan, Dorine Gilburg, Pat Harms, Sally Albee, Dee Bogard, Sponsor, Miss LaSota. Third row: Alice Dexter,
Julia McMillan, Judy Cawthron, Joanne Strough, Shirley Wilken, Joann Orr, Eleanor Peters, Janet Johnson, Joyce
Decker, Geraldine Hoover, Esther Cotter, Marian Koets, Lois Lambert, Fourth row: Lois Heideman, LoAnn Sunnen,
Donna Schriefer, Joyce McCue, George Ann Schact, Gloria Dehm, Patty Hanlon, Helen Krones, Ruth Ann Lake,
Patsy Fletcher, Bonnie Borchers, Dorthy Chase, Patty Woodard. Fifth row: Mary Wilkey, Jo Ann Page, Gloria Reigel
Donna Rife, Beatrice Tammen, Nancy Schriefer, Shirley Zillins, Marlee Tholen, Kathleen Brockman, Betty Lam-
bert, Rheta Dexter, Jane Martis, Dee Schule.
Seated: Dale Kraft, Don Schoolman, Ronald Busch, Harley Brown, Gerald Stempke, Leon Ash, Ronald Zeedyk, Bob
Miller, Sponsor, Mr. Lubben, Second row: Steve Krones, Ed Miller, John Sparenberg, John Bargman, Leo Krones,
Cecil Bull, Dean Sjuts, Ronald Zachgo, Jerry Fruin, Wayne Haskins. Third row: Eugene Miller, Harlan Windhorn,
Ronald Movern, Ronald Krueger, Don Reitz, William Miller, Russel Haskins, Donald Coordes, Wayne Decker.
Fourth row: Donald Gerdes, Robert Rife, Alvin Gocken, Ronald Schoolman, Ted Theesfield, Tony Hiedeman,
Marshall Hurt, John Fruin, Jerry Tammen,
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First row, Gerald Stemke, Thomas Fordyce, Alfred Seiling, Archie Stewart, Director, Second row, Sally Albee,
Ioan Orr, Carol Rademacher, Eleanor Peters, Ioan Small, Ruth Boebel, Third row: Harley Brown, Melvin Corley,
First row: Wilma Buckstegg, Ruth Saxsma, Ruth Wilken, Rella Trepton, Sally Albee. Pearl Koets, Delores Bogard
Esther Cotter, Archie Stewart, Director. Second row: Virginia Zachgo, Mary Henrichs, Melva Rodda, Miriam
Boebel, Myrtle Kremer, Marcella Lambert, Joan Orr, Geraldine Guren. Third row: Thomas Fordyce, Jerry Fruin,
Frank Underwood, James Lewellen, Melvin Corley, Rolland Zachgo, Alfred Seiling, David Kots, Charles
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It's the year 1990, and we find Porter Orr, now an accomplished man of letters and president of Yale University,
seated in his spacious study going over the last pages of the manuscript of his latest work, A DIARY OF MEMOIRS
OF MY YEARS WITH THE CLASS OF '53, He is having the diary printed, and the finished product is acclaimed
to be his greatest work. Because of this we shall, in the interest of great literature, take a "peek" at some of
August 10, 1973 - To my greatest pleasure I have found that Leon Ash is now striving to break into the educa-
tional field after gaining great acclaim in the beverage industry with "Ash's Airtight Avocado juice. " He is
fighting for the right to have the installation of his product in all school lunch programs.
November ll, 1983 - Today I heard the announcement that the famous lady aviator and another former pupil of
mine, Ruth Boebel, has just become the first woman to fly around the world twelve times non-stop. At the press
conference she was quoted as saying, "I'll try for twenty next year, "
December 24, 1983 - Robert Brosmer, America's foremost antique auto collector, and also a resident here in
New York City, was presented today with an ancient six cylinder, two-valve chevrolet, model of 1903, by the
K of C fKnights of the Carburetorj, a prominent automobile association,
January 3, 1984 - Word has finally come through that the ninty-five railroad workers whose plane crashed over
the holidays in Outer Mongolia, have been rescued. By a heroic spirit and stout heart the stewardess of the plane
Dee Bogard, carried no less than sixty-four men to safety across an icy cliff before she found her prospective
husband, LeRoy Harrison, was not aboard.
January 18, 1984 - Wilma Bucksteeg, the famous lawyer, has just won her lone-hundred-thirty-fourth straight
case. She has had Donald Crabbe, famed literary critic, acquitted from a charge of libel pressed by actor Frank
Underwood, who stated that Crabbe called his latest children's book, BARNABY, THE BALD AND BLABBERING
BULL, unfit to be found in the hands of kiddies.
February 2, 1984 - All News reports have it that Harley Brown, famous movie star and news commentator, jack-
son fDrew Pearsonj Jones, have just yachted to Iackson's private island in the Carribean to spend a few quiet
weeks discussing why Iackson's prediction that Harley would marry for the tenth time in January failed to come
March 21, 1984 - Ray Strasma, who took over the movie Role of Tarzan two years ago, is in the hospital with a
compound fracture of his left arm the radio announced today. It seems he broke it while doubling for an ape in
his latest picture, APES OF WRATH.
March 30, 1984 - A record in the field of politics was set today with the greatest of ease when Jerry Fruin, noted
statesman and member of Congress, ended a thirty-four day filibuster. Reports have it that he did it for vocal
exercise only. We who knew him are inclined to agree,
April 1, 1984 - New York City saw a spectacle today unequalled in the history of show businessg for today was
the opening of the newer, more exotic DIAMOND HORSESHOW, under a new manager, Alf Seiling. Alf took
over from Billy Rose last Thursday when all of Rose's female help walked out on him. Masked what he is going to
do for help, Alf says he'1l just bring along a few of his own.
June 26, 1984 - The ticker-tapes have been hammering all day with news of an enormous oil strike on Bob
Miller's forty-thousand-acre cattle ranch in central Texas. It seems Bob and his wife, the former Ethyl Golden-
stein, were riding the fence -line checking for loose wire when Bob's horse stepped in a gopher hole and went
right on through until he struck oil. Bob and Ethyl nearly drowned before they could get away from the gusher.
July 4, 1984 - Tragedy has struck upon Independence day. Noted archeologist, Gerald Stemke, and colleague,
Henry Schoolman, famed geologist, were almost decapitated to death today in the Saudi Arabian desert where
they have been searching for a lost city. They were heating water with which to shave and ran out of fire wood.
Gerald threw an old box lying close by into the flames. The box contained dynamite,
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We, the members of the senior class of 1953 of Gilman High School, being' of sound mind and body, do hereby
publish our last will and testament, revoking any previous will or wills made by us:
To the High School we leave the sound of our voices in the halls, the problems we met and sometimes conquered
there, and above all the memories of our happy days.
To next year's seniors we leave the whitewashed arrows on the gateposts. lt's up to you to furnish the Homecom-
ing to go with them. N
To the juniors the remnants of our upper-classman poise.
To the sophomores all of our romances. You're old enough to use them now.
To the incoming freshmen the persistence to carry on for four more years of education.
To Mr. Kessler the red library curtain and all the peering eyes it shut out.
To Miss Stecher the Fordyce-Harrison typing record,
To Mr. McCormick our shattered nerves from his masterful bus driving.
To Mr. Stewart our names on the Honor Society plaque,
To Mr. Lubben our carefully planned ag trips.
To Mr. Bohrer the missing football jerseys.
To Mr. Freeman Wayne's basketball ability.
To Miss Lasota thelravioli supper she still hasn't collected.
To Miss Brix all the senior tenors.
To Mr. Douglas those flashy band uniforms we've worn for four years,
To Mr. Orr all of Red Fruin's office Calls.
To Miss Cosner those weekly paragraphs to keep reminding her what really good writing is.
To Slim and Ray the chewing gum we've stored under the study hall desks.
To Emma and Fern all the scraps we failed to scrape off our plates.
I, Elaine Robinette, will my place in physics class to Reva Focken.
I, Alf Seiling, bequeath my red suspenders to Little John.
I, Ronald Zeedyk, leave my speed in the one hundred year dash to Rusty Haskins.
I, Don Schoolman, will my FFA position to John Fruin. .
I, Ted Theesfeld, leave my scoring ability in FFA basketball to Leo Krones.
I, Bob Miller, will my ability to go with only two girls during four years of high school to Max Brewer.
I, Frank Underwood, bequeath my musical ability to Don Beaupre.
I, Leon Ash, leave my place at the kettle drums to Don Coordes.
l, Ruth Boebel, bequeath my queen crown to Dorine Gilburg,
I, Dee Bogard, leave my cowbell to Cecil Bull,
I, Bob Brosmer, will a piston from the Chevie to Leisure's Willys.
I, Don Crabbe, will my graceful stride to Dean Sjuts.
l, Esther Cotter, leave the Melvin Boys to Marian Koets.
I, Rheta Dexter, bequeath my traveling salesman to Joyce Decker.
I, Donna Dexter, leave my interest in Urbaba to Pat Hanlon.
I, Gerald Stemke, will my dictionary to Vernon Lavoie.
I, Willie Bucksteeg, leave my attendance record to Harold Fiets.
I, Jerry Fruin, bequeath my A's to Henry Duits.
I, 'Chuck Garrison, leave my long distance telephone calls for Mel Conrad.
I, Ethyl Goldenstein, will the Owlette stencils to Carol Rademacher,
I, Richard I-lansen, leave my letter sweater to Ken Cotter.
I, LeRoy Harrison, bequeath my ability to coast through my senior year to Glorla Reighel.
I, Wayne Haskins, leave all the pictures I took to Mr. Stewart.
I, Pearl Koets, will my baton to Geraldine Guren.
I, Mary Kohl, leave the Boilermakers for Miriam Boebel.
I, Myrtle Kremer, will my love affairs to Joanne Gilburg,
l, Ray Strasma, will my chest expansion to my nephew Jim.
I, Jack Jones, will my lanolin-enriched hair cream to Ray Diskin.
I, Richard Crawford, will my height to my brother, Dave.
I, Dee Schule, will my collection of earrings to Joella Zserdin.
I, Betty Lambert, will my position on the annual staff to Ruth Saxsma.
I, Georgeanne Schacht, will my position with Bev and Joyce to Sonja Monk.
I, Jane Templeman, will my quiet disposition to Lois Jones.
I, Tom Fordyce, will my typewriter to Max Brewer,
I, Geraldine Hoover, will my interest in educational pursuits to Robert I-loogstraat,
I, Elsie Lange, will my bookkeeping problems to Harold Fiets.
A, F , Kietzman. Radio Shop, Gilman
Albert Mulder, Contractor, Gilman
Al's IGA Super Market, Gilman
Alvin I. Wilken, Insurance, Danforth
A. 8: P. Store, Gilman
Arends Motors, Gilman
Arnold Drug Co, , Gilman
Art Shule, Danforth
Baxter 8: Hansen Super Way Store, Gilman
Ben Franklin Store, Gilman
Bernard J, Reilly, Gilman
Bradbury Plumbing 8: Heating, Gilman
Bradshaw Beauty Shop, Gilman
Compliments of George Beyer 8: Sons, Gilman
Compliments of J, D, Bogard
Compliments of Decker's Electric Co. , Danforth
Compliments of Farr's Motel, Gilman
Compliments of E. V. Henderson, Gilman
Compliments of Kuipers Sales Co, , Gilman
Compliments of Dr. C. M. Marberry, Dentist, Gilman
Compliments of Carmie Mize, Gilman
Compliments of Louis M, Walker, Gilman
Compliments of Wayside Court, Gilman
Compliments of Edwin Wolgast, Danforth
Clifton 8: Whiteside, Plumbing and Heating, Onarga
Cook's Shoe Shop, Gilman
Corn Belt Implement Co, , Gilman
Dale W. Tammen, Grain, Coal, Seeds, LaHogue
Deckers Feed Store, Danforth
Dr. A. W. Fordyce, Gilman
Dr. K. G. Talbot, Gilman
Dr. Melvin T, Rodda, Dentist, Gilman
Eden's Store, Danforth -
Ernst 8:Son, Drainage Contractors, Gilman
Ervin L. Conrad 8: Sons, General Hauling, Danforth
Fairview Service Station, Gilman
Farmers Elevator Co. , Danforth
Farmers State Bank of Danforth
Farr's Service and Cafe, Gilman
Frank St, Peters, Local Contractor, Gilman
First National Bank of Gilman
Fruin's Secure Insurance, Gilman
Fred Bensema, Contractor, Danforth
Fred Raney Miller, Attorney at Law, Gilman
Frey Hybrid Corn Co. , Gilman
Frobish Photo Service, Onarga
Funks G, Hybrid Seed Corn, Henry Tholen, Gilman
Gary Wilken, Electrical Contractor, Danforth
Geisler Feed 8: Poultry Farm, Gilman
Gilman Bowling Alley, Gilman
Gilman Coal Co, , Gilman
Gilman Coal Co. , Gilman
Gilman Meat Market, Gilman
Gilman Motel 8: Restaurant, Ed. Strasman, Gilman
Gilman Motor Company, Gilman
Gilman Star, Gilman
Greyhound Post House, Gilman
Henry Gerdes, Sr., Supervisor, Danforth
Herman Kohl, Insurance, Danforth
Homer's Jewelry and Music Store, Onarga
Hoover Soil Service, Gilman
Hot Lunch Program, Emma and Fern, Gilman
Hubert Produce, Gilman
Jerry's People's Dept. Store, Gilman
J. 8: D. Market, Danforth
Jones Dairy, Gilman
Kuiper's Service Station, Gilman
Koets Body Shop, Gilman
LaHogue Grocery, Orval Black, Gilman
Lavern Reitz, Registered Duroc, Gilman
Les Schroder, Contractor, Danforth
L, 8:R. Produce, Gilman
Michigan Fruit Company, Gilman
Midwest Soil Testing Service, Danforth
Modern Beauty Shop, Gilman
Mul1er's Service Station, Danforth
O, L. Schwergert, Crescent City
O. G. Woolsoncraft, Gilman
Palace Theater, Gilman
Preisser Machine Shop, Gilman
Rag Rug Weaving, Mrs. Henry Tholen, Gilman
Ray Miller Chev. Sales, Gilman
Roberts Fashion Shop, Gilman
Roder Hardware, Gilman
Sad Sack's Drive In, Gilman
Salomon 8: Son, Texico, Gilman
Sanger Glove Corporation, Gilman
S 8: S Appliance, Gilman
Seims Welding 8: Blacksmithing, Danforth
Seidentop Hardware 8: Furniture, Gilman
Shepherd Flower Shop, Gilman
Sweede's Cafe, Gilman
Truman S. Brown, Real Estate 8: Insurance, Gilman
Underwoods Chicken House, Gilman
Walgreen Drug Store, Gilman
W. D. Orr, Sales 8: Service, Gilman
Wesley Harms 8: Sons, Shorthorn Cattle, Danforth
Wessels Flying Service. Gilman
Western Dress Co, , Inc, , Gilman
Wm. Wyss, Buyer of all kinds of Livestock, Danforth
Workman's Service Station, Gilman
Zeedyk Service, Custom Work 8: Misc. Merchandise,
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August 28, 1984 - From last reports it seems that Donna Dexter has at long last agreed to marriage. Her famous
husband, horticulturist Bernie Curtis, says they plan to hcneymoon on the Riviera.
August 30, 1984 - Tom Fordyce, four-time All American, is the new leader of the vocational training depart-
ment of Notre Dame. Tom's particular job is the training of class presidents.
September 12, 1984 - The class of '53 also produced some famous military wives. Betty Lambert is the wife of
four-star general, Gene Krones, commander in the Far East, and Rheta Dexter Bretzman is the wife of Major-
General Bill Bretzman, who commands the German-European sector.
October 2, 1984 - Fate has brought two more former students of old GHS together: President of the US, Ronald
Zeedyk, hired a new private secretary to supplement the fifty-eight he already has. The new one is Pearl Koets.
October 9, 1984 - A college friend of mine and a member of the Adventurers' Club in New York told me of three
girls who hitchhiked around the world in eighty days. They were Myrtle Kremer, Geraldine Hoover and Elaine
Robinette. They said the most enjoyable aspect of the entire trip was the foreign men.
November 18, 1984 - Here at Yale I've found a rather unusual circumstance. Two fellow-students in the famous
class of '53 are right here in my own col1ege's physics department. But they are fellow students no longer. The
two are Mary Kohl, physics instructor and Dick Hansen, pupil. Dick's been with us now for thirty-one degreeless
years. He says with luck he hopes to graduate this spring. Professor Kohl says, "Don't count on it. "
December 1, 1984 - I was informed today that another former student is now a member of the FBI, Ted Thees-
feld. They say his specialty is catching drivers who run into school buses.
January 6, 1985 - Col. Robert McCormick, publisher of the greater Chicago Tribune, has told me today of an
accident to his best photographer and alumni of our school, Wayne Haskins. Wayne is said to have been covering
the wreck of the luxury liner, OGLETHORPE, when she started to sink. In his haste to get a picture, he got his
camera turned around and discharged the flash-bulb directly into his face. The doctors say he'll be blind for six
February 2, 1985 - Another contribution to literature is just off the press. Adventuress Janie Templeman, just
back from a safari into Africa, has printed another best seller, THE SNOWS OF SHASKOKIE.
February 8, 1985 - Three new neighbors moved into my block last evening and very nice neighbors they are, too,
Dee Schule, Elsie Lange and Georgeanne Schacht, fashion designers for Saks of Fifth Avenue, made residence at
the Carleton Arms. The penthouse is listed on the register as being a "bachelor's" apartment.
February 23, 1985 - Sports announcer Bill Stern told me today that Dick Crawford, top American wrestler, has
agreed to a bout in France against anyone willing to fight. No American fighter will enter the ring with Terrible
Dick, so he is forced to fight in Europe where he hopes his reputation is not known.
March 1, 1985 - Just delivered to me was a novel that I've tried desperately to purchase all over the world, but
up to now I have never been able to do so. The rare masterpiece I've finally obtained is Chuck Garrison's im-
mortal KERMITT AT KOLLEGE, which originated in 1953 at Gilman High and is now in its eighty-second print-
ing. Heaven knows how it ever made it!
These, friends, are the thirty-seven from the CLASS OF '53 who have found a place for themselves in the world.
I saw each one in the bloom of his or her youth and know the staunch characters built there. With this you have
my complete works, "for better or for worse, until death do us part ", and besides, my cook, Esther Cotter, has
just come in with my tea!
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