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CLASS PROPHECY FOR '49
After work one day Mary and I were reminiscing over some old keepsakes
from college days. The diplomas of '54 reminded us of our fantastic ambition.
' After working and pinching pennies for the last five years, we decided to
check our bank account. At the bank, we found by pooling our savings we'd have
an encouraging amount. We drew out the entire million dollars, astonishing the
teller, who asked, "Are you folks leaving town?"
While l was counting the money, Mary answered, "Better yet, we're going
to fulfill our ambition at last, and visit and explore Mars! "
Determined to travel in style, we decided to get a Jet-Propelled rocketship.
Wasting no time, we set out, suitcases in hand, for the nearest rocketship factory.
After consulting several dealers, we finally saw one that would suit the purpose,
but to secure this ship it was necessary to see the President. After much red
tape, we finally carrie face to face with the President. Being so excited, his farn-
iliarity didn't strike us fully, glancing happily at the bill of sale he handed us we
noticed the signature of J. J. Gallagher. Scrutinizing him more fully we recog-
nized none other than Junior Gallagher, from good old Holly Springs! I 2 2
After reminiscing about school days for a while, he offered to take us on
a tour of his plant. We saw how much he had accomplished in the last ten years.
Offering our congratulations and arnazement that he did become President, we
wished him luck and left the office. Passing his secretary's desk, we heard her
say, "Yes, your husband is in, Mrs. Gallagher." Turning around we saw a short
blonde woman going towards his office.
Next stop was a grocery store where we bought supplies enough to last a
couple of months.
Five days later we reached Mars. Since it was the first day of summer it
was very warm and sunny. We won't attempt to describe Mars, but we are sure
anyone would enjoy it very much. After touring the planet for a couple of days,
we grew tired of our canned food. One noon we happened upon a small city. The
first building we saw was a poultry house. Outside we saw a sign for fresh fried
chicken. We hurried in and to our astonishment it looked very much like home.
While we were enjoying our delicious meal we saw an American approaching us.
I-le seemed glad to see someone from home and immediately started a conversation
We learned that he owned the poultry house and was doing a very profitable bus-
iness. When we learned he was also from Iowa, he suddenly looked familiar. When
he discovered we had come in a rocket ship, he inquired as to where we had pur-
chased it. When the J. J. Gallagher Company was mentioned he seemed interested
and said that he was one of Junior's High School classmates. We looked at each
other, and l asked if he could be Ted Ericksen.
"Why how did you know?" he asked in surprise.
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Senior Class Motto
KA LIVE WIRE NEVER GETS STEPPED ONJ
Twelve years ago on a bright fall morning in the year 1937 the Senior Class of
1949 started on their journey through school. Along the way various problems
crossed their paths but they were soon solved by using the Golden Rule.
Six pupils started-they were Lucille Claus, Esther Morey, Wylma Davis, Irvin
Dale Sherman, John Sulsberger, and Junior Gallagher. From year to year different
ones moved and Loran Rose, Phillip Hanner, Ted Ericksen, and Betty Lou Miller
joined us. Last year Loran, Phillip, and Betty Lou left Holly Springs leaving the class
with only three members Ted, John, and Junior, called "The Big Three." '
The Class officers are-President, Junior Gallagher: Vice-President, John
Sulsberger, Secretary and Treasurer, Ted Ericksen.
Our grade teachers included Miss Palmer, first grade: Miss McCutchen, sec-
ond grade: Miss Dawson, third grade, Miss Anderson, fourth grade: Miss Lindquist,
fifth grade: and Miss Vander Schaff, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.
Our previous high school teachers included Superintendent, Mr. Brouwer,
during the years, 1945, 1946, and 1947, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Brouwer, Mrs. Haddock,
Mrs. Nyren, Mr. Mathers, and Mr. DeMaine. The teachers this year are Superinten-
dent, Mr. Heacockg Principal, Mrs. Heacock, and Home Economics, Mrs. Nyren. We
must say the teachers have shown us great co-operation and although we have been
mischievious at times, we still meant well.
The class subjects include Physics, Algebra 2, English Literature, Trigono-
metry, Government and Manual Training. We shall never forget the Iowa Essay Con-
test Junior Gallagher won in his ninth year of school. He told the story of Iowa's one
hundred years of progress in less than one thousand five hundred words. The Cham-
ber of Commerce gave him S25 and presented the school with a large map of Iowa.
We Seniors have been very active in athletics-both baseball and basketball.
Our basketball team consists of only six players. Even though we do not always win
we enjoy playing the game and are considered good losers. We felt quite fortunate
having new basketball suits this season. Holly Springs School is small, but at that
we feel proud wearing our new royal blue sweaters lettered with gold.
The Seniors had their class pictures taken at the Genelli Studio in Sioux City.
Each one seemed well pleased with the results.
We Seniors took part in the Junior Class Play, The Ready Made Family. We
look forward to presenting the Senior Class Play later on.
The Junior and Senior Banquet last year was held in the Holly House, Mrs. Nyren
and the Junior Class Mothers, Mrs. Ericksen, Mrs. Lewie Sulsberger, and Mrs. John
Gallagher cooked and served the dinner. Later in the evening we went to Sioux City to
the Orpheum. Everyone seemed to enjoy the banquet and show very much.
Our Senior year is almost completed, we have finally reached the top. We cannot
say we have finished school as we are just beginning. Life is now our school, our
teachers and friends will greatly be missed. We shall never forget those study periods
and wonderful times we enjoyed together.
The Seniors, John, Ted, and Junior, will say Good-bye but memories will linger
on of Good Old Holly High.
Class Colors ---- Aqua and Gold
Class Flower - - - American Beauty Rose
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Then Mary said, "Don't you recognize us ?" Ted suddenly recalled who we
were. We told him all about Junior's factory: and then and there we decided to
name our ship the H. S. Torpedo. After recalling various old school incidents,
we began talking seriously on the latest scientific discoveries. Among those men-
tioned were the new planet, Gastrophita, about which Ted was very excited. We
had heard vaguely of it, and he proceeded to explain more about it. When he learned
it was located between earth and Mars, we decided to visit it on the way back, by
going 100 East. Telling Ted to say hello to his faxnily, and wishing him luck we
bade him good-bye and proceeded to our hotel room to make plans for visiting the
Three days later found us at the landing field in Gastrophita. It proved to
be much smaller, but not less interesting, than Mars. ,
America seemed to be quite a novelty here, and the reason was soon evident.
They had an Arnerican King. We were escorted to the Palace and made very com-
fortable. We were to meet the king at dinner that evening. With much ceremony, we
were introduced, but it wouldn't have been necessary, because Johnny Sulsberger
hadn't changed much in the last ten years. He said he had farmed for a while but
he became bored so he journeyed here for excitement. We discovered he had a
harem, but nevertheless, he is still courting his red-headed school-day sweetheart.
Johnny provided us with official guides and we really tourned his planet.
Diminishing funds finally forced us to return to earth and we received a
hearty welcome by fellow classmates and teachers, accompanied by reporters.
This trip was very interesting and held many surprises. Little did we know
we would meet the good old class of '49 as well as many other schoolmates. Johnny's
and Ted's families were also very happy when we visited them and gave them the
messages the boys had sent.
By Ilene Belknap and
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