Manhattan High School - Blue M Yearbook (Manhattan, KS)
- Class of 1955
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Presented By The
Journalism Class of
Manhattan High School
Deep in our hearts
there lives a love
for dear old MHS.
Editor ..... ...... S alli Wilen
Assistant ...... Alys Stubblefield
Business Mgr ...... Lee Teaford
Sports Editor. . . . . Jay Workman
Artist ....... ...... D on Pady
Photographers ..... Gerry Gerritz
Our acknowledgement to Mr. Per-
daris for his wonderful cooperation.
Introduction. . . . . 2
Royalty ....... . . 9
Administration ..... 17
Seniors ....... . Z5
Underclassmen .... 41
Athletics ..... . 51
The Arts. . . . 63
Activities. . . . 75
The foresight and faith of these first settlers made Manhattan
what it is today.
Did you ever think that
the M on the cover stands
for more than Manhattan
High School? It also stands
for our town. Manhattan, to
us, is the tree-arched
streets, the spires of many
churches, Bluernont Hill, our
life at home, and our good
Since this year marks the
100th birthday of our com-
munity, the Blue M staff is
presenting not only the rec-
ord of our school year, but
also, pictorially, what our
community means to us, its
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Om--hundred years ago the
site of Manhattan was chosen
for its beautyg it is still beautiful
Manhattan's visitors are always
impressed by its tree-ached streets.
Well-planned parks provide not
only beautiful scenery, but also
Manhattan youth enjoy the scenic
view from Bluemont Hill.
The wide sweep of our main street, Poyntz Avenue, illus-
trates the foresight used in the planning of our city.
CAMPUS CLEANERS REED and ELLIOTT JEWELERS
There have always hm-ri responsibilities in the home, and
they are still an important part of every sludenfs life.
The duty of feeding the household
pets usually falls on us, as Gelane
Moritz shows here,
not have to be done alone.
Benny and Mary Lynn Osburn doing those
Bill Conrow seems to think that a relaxed position is nightly dishes'
necessary for studying.
CHA PPELL CREAMERY INC.
Greta Florell and Larry Brumm prove that studying does
There has never seemed time enough for all of youths social interests.
Jerry Pettle and Danny Kershaw try to please Denise Kendall and
LaVerne Pultz in a scene typical of any TV entertainment,
For manya home party, a record player provides the music for
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No party is complete without the
food and Bill Washington and Dickie
Russell appear to be anxiously hunting
The person who changes the records can rarely please everybody. Jane Fulton receives that type
of phone call that all girls like to
Manhattan, early 1n1tS history, was educationally mindedg today, an
red to Manhattan
Brad Blaker Qfirst gradey Kristine Tjerandsen fsixth gradej Wayne Nelson fjunior highj, Trudie Foltz fsenior highj,
and George Yapp Qliansas State College, illustrate the stair steps of education available in our home town.
Outside research and reading are requirements in
many classes. Bob Conover helps Virginia Sprague
to find that needed book at the city library.
High school life is not all play, but hard work too,
especially around test time.
Following in the footsteps of
earlier Manhattanites, the
school board still shows vision
in guiding and directing our
educational program. Seated,
L. to R., W. C. Robinson,
ford, Mrs. Carl Wilen, Alley
Duncan, A.Thornton Edwards,
Standing, Irl Yeo, Jay Mc-
The pmpll- 1's'ullzml ont'-hlrmlrvcl W-urs ilglfl. as thu' do lmlzrx
that religion slmulcl ln-an important part Uf'f'Yf'l'N young pus 1 f
Beauty in religion can be found in all churches. Some of this beauty
is shown in the window of the Wesley Methodist Church, the architec-
ture ofthe St. Luke's Lutheran Church, etc., and the altar of the Seven
Dolors Catholic Church.
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The Methodist Chapel choir in a regular Wednesday night session.
The best ten minutes of our school day.
Remember Back When . . .
Lowly sophs on their first day of high
1 ,f Chemistry students well remember that
first lab day.
This enrolling process is "o1d stuff" to juniors.
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Shown taking advantage of the S 50 ticket sales
are these ardent supporters of the football team
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Greta and Larry Reign
Greta Florell and Larry Brutnmruled
over our 1954 Pigskin Prom. Both are
very deserving of the honor Larry was
chosen All State center and won other
Larry s witty personality is well known
to his many friends
Gretawashead cheerleader this year
and was also president of Pep Club Her
sweet quiet ways are respected by all
Lu Ann and Leland Honored
King and queen of the 1955 Basket
ballProm were Leland Reitz and Lu Ann
Burnett Lelandhasbeen on the starting
line up for two years and was on the B
team when asophomore His other
special abilities are wide spread rang
ing from scholastic ability to musical
Lu Ann s spar k ling personality is
widely knownthroughout MHS Her ac
t1v1t1es include Pep Club Robed Choir
and interest clubs Because of her var
1ed interests Lu Ann is a very deserving
Cala 'Pigslxitin llonors Critltlvrs
The 1954 Pigskin Prom, honoring
the football team, was held on No-
vember I3, l954. Students danced
from 8:30-11:30 to the music of Bill
Committees were appointed and
were working for two weeks prior to
the prom, getting decorations and
programs ready. Blue and white
crepe paper streamers hung from the
gym ceiling decorated with Indians
representing the senior members of
the football team.
At l0:OO o'clock the great moment
arrived. Queen Greta and King Larry
walked through the blue and white
Master of Ceremonies was Bryan
Barr, Student Council president. Jane
Fulton, Lois Smith, Ellen Dickens, and
Pete Lindsay served as heads of the
A new feature of the prom this
year was the passing out of roses to
Above, sen1orcand1dates,L. to R.,B. Doebele, G. Morrow,
C. Hansen, J. Fulton, L. Smith, B. Osburn, Not pictured, J.
Clark, G. Funke. Below, Students dance to "Deep Purple" at
MALCOM HARKEY AMERICAN YEARBOOK
Greta Florell and Larry Brumm, Pigskin Prom queen
and king, lead the royal dance.
A necessary evil
Above left, Queen Lu Ann and King Leland make their royal en-
trance through "Joe Basketball's abdominal cavity." Above right,
"Well, we might as well get it over with!"
Above, Ed shows the team how to dance as well as
play basketball. Below, Talking it overin-between
dances! Lower ri t Intermission lapses remind one of
Ladies' Aid Societies.
Fvlvs CRL ClldlllIJS
Honoring the CKL champs
of 1955, the second annual
Basketball Prom, sponsored
by the Student Council, was
held on March 5, 1955.
Suspense filled the air
before intermission as
everyone awaited the magic
moment. At last it arrived
and Leland Reitz and Lu Ann
Burnette stepped out as king
and queen of the 1955 Bas-
ketball Prom. Amid excited
enthusias m and applause, the
necessary kiss was taken
care of and the royal pair
Approximately s ixt y-
three couples danced from
8:30-11:30 to the music of Matt
Betton and his orchestra,
The decorations consisted of
blue and white streamers decor-
ated with personalized basket-
balls representing the under-
classmen team members. Hang-
ing from the center ring were
caricatures of the senior team
members and coaches. A giant
Indian basketball player provided
the background for the crowning
of the king and queen.
The clever decorations and
festive mood of the dance, plus
the honoring of the CKL cham-
pions made the occasion that much
more memorable in the eyes of
the MHS students
H. Varney and J. Booth
reigned as Miss and Mr.
Nugget of 1955.
Right, E. Dissinger and D.
Gregg,judges, look over
the prize - winning cor-
sage. Lower right, C.
Moggie shows offhis
" ball and chain" corsage.
The girls turned out in full force to the 1955 Gold-
diggers Ball, as a climax to Twirp Week. All expenses
were paid by the feminine sex of MHS on January 29,
The theme, "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun,"
was carried out in pink, blue, and gold crepe-paper
streamers decorated with powder puffs, combs, and
atomizers. Music was provided by records.
The best corsage was claimed by M. Schmedeman
and J. Pettle with second prize'going to C. Fitzgerald
and T. Dunn.
H. Varney and J. Booth were crowned Mr. and Miss
Nugget of 1955, a new feature of the dance this year.
llolcliggin' Gals Grab Guys
l'1oi'Coloi'l'ul W1'wi1'pM Ball
Girls paid for all refresh-
ments during intermission
at the Golddiggers.
Above L Teaford andR Bock
werethebehrnd the scenesworkers
ontlus giant basketball player the
mam decoration at the Basketball
Prom Right D Slater teaches D
Nicriols how to really dance at the
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Above,Roses were passed out to
all girls at the Pigskin and Basket
ball Proms. Right, R. Bock, L. Bur-
nette, and J. Kroell inspect the Bas-
ketball Prom decorations.
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W. C. ROBINSON
Robinson Serves First Year As Superintendent
Mr. Robinson came to Manhattan from Abilene where
he was superintendent from 1941 to 1954. Since Abilene
started a new high school to be finished in January, he
is familiar with school building programs. After grad-
uating from Osborne High School, Mr. Robinson attended
Washburn University in Topeka, received his Masters
Degree at Columbia University, and did additional grad-
uate work at Harvard University. He served as presi-
dent of the Kansas Association of City Superintendents in
1951-52. Active in civic affairs, he was president of the
Abilene Rotary Club, and president of the Athletics and
Activity Board in Abilene. He is now a member of the
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Bishop, known around the halls as "Herb", has
responsibilities other than being our principal. He is
head of all committees in Manhattan High, and is a bas-
ketball commissioner for the CKL.
H. H. BISHOP
Mr. Rogers talks with Bryan Barr, President
of Student Council, in one of many con
The position of guidance director for
MHS is filled by Mr. Rogers. In addition
to this job, he teaches solid geometry and
trigonometry. He is head sponsor of Hi-Y,
basketball scorer, and chairman of the
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mathemat1cs He has
Far ulty Has Many Dunes BCS1d6S Teachlng
Mr Buller teaches
homeroom 1saJun1or class
sponsor andass1stantH1 Y
athletlc events on the ath
let1c board and cha1rman
of the budget commlttee
Mr Amend teaches physlcs
and b1OlOgY He sponsors a
homeroom n 1nterest
club and IS on the comm1t
tee superv1s1ng boys 1ntra
murals Mr Boles teaches
blology and 15 a sponsor of
the Sc1ence Club He IS a
sophomore class sponsor
and 1S ass1stant coach m
football and basketball as
well as head tenn1s coach
Mr Bowman sponsors a
homeroom bes1des teach
lng Algebra 1 2. and geom
etry classes H 1S as
smstant coach 1D football
basketball and track and
on the athlet1c board and
Mr Homman although a
fxrst year man has a num
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fresher math and every
day sc1ence He sponsors
a homeroom and the Sc1
ence Club and helps w1th
1ntramurals Mrs Schm1tz
teaches art and crafts She
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on the profess1onal com
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FORREST DAVIDSON LAWRENCE NORVELL
Mmss Hardman teaches
g1rls phys1cal educat1on She
sponsors a homeroom and 15
head sponsor of the Blue
Boosters Mr Havens
teaches dramat1cs speech
stagecraft Enghsh and de
bate I-Ie sponsors Dramat1cs
Club and Thesp1ans the honor
soc1ety for dramat1cs He has
charge of school plays speech
contest entrants and the pubhc
address system Robed cho1r
treble clef g1rls glee club
boys glee club m1xed en
under Mr Dav1dson's d1rec
t1on H15 other aCt1V1t1CS 1n
clude sponsorlng Musxc Club
and be1ng on the assembly
comm1ttee Mr Norvell 1n
IS also on the assembly com
m1ttee Mrs B1SChOff MHS's
newly wed teaches Amerlcan
h1story and world h1story She
15 also the head Y Teen spon
sor M155 Berger has four
sponsors a homeroom and IS
head sponsor of the Jun1or
class Mr D1ss1nger head
football basketball and track
coach teaches boys phys1ca1
educat1on too I-Ie also spon
sorsM Club and serves on the
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M1ss Marley teaches Eng
l1sh She sponsors a home
room and 1S head sophomore
class sponsor Mr Gr1mes
adv1sor for the Mentor and
Blue M also teaches sopho
more and Junlor Enghsh and
Journahsm He IS ass1stant
football coach and head golf
coach Jun1or and sen1or Eng
l1sh 1S taught by Mrs Sykes
She 1S the ass1stant sponsor of
Y Teens andthe sen1or class
Mr Rapp teaches shorthand
bus1ness pr1nc1ples and
management and a double
per1od Off1Ce practlce course
He 1S the head sen1or class
sponsor and sells t1ckets at
athlet1c events Be s1des teach
mg typ1ng and bookkeeplng
Mr Swa1m sponsors the stu
dent counc1l He also sponsors
the Commerce Club and IS
cha1rman of the act1v1ty t1cket
comrrnttee Mxss McKenna
teaches Lat1n and Spamsh She
lS the assmstant Y Teen spon
sor and 15 on the assembly
comm1ttee Mr Bayles
teaches Const1tut1on and
Amer1can Problems He spon
sors Junlor Red Cross and the
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CHARLES RAPP ROLAND SWAIM
FRANCES MCKENNA WARD BAYLES
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LABERTA SIMMONS DOLORESS COLLINS
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Mr Gobber teaches metal
shop He Sponsors a home
room and SUPGTVISGS at ath
l6t1C events Mrs S1mmons
another newly wed teaches
clothmg I and advanced cloth
1ng She sponsors ahomeroom
an F H A and 1S on e
has been Mrs Coll1ns' f1rst
year 1n MHS She teaches
boys' problems home l1v1ng
and advanced foods She 1S al
so an F H A sponsor Mr
Talar1co 1S the pr1nt1ng de
partment head He sponsors
the pr1nt1ng 1nterest club and
superv1ses at athlet1c events
Mr Taylor teaches vocat1onal
agr1cu1ture and sponsors F
F A He 15 on the soc1al com
m1ttee and sells t1CketS at foot
ball games Mr Gregg b
s1des teach1ng woodwork and
mechan1cal draw1ng IS as
sxstant H1 Y sponsor He 1s
d1rector of boys mtramurals
a member of the accelerat1on
comm1ttee and a homeroom
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Mr Marshall1s head of the
photography department has
charge of aud1o v1sual a1ds
sponsors an lnterest club and
takes t1ckets at the football
games MHS was pleased th1s
year when Mrs Carol Duer
feldt became 1tS new off1ce
g1rl Everyone has enjoyed
Carol's sweet srn1le and read1
ness to help them She enjoys
Cheatum serves as school
nurse for all of the schools 1n
town Her help 15 apprec1ated
by all Mrs Koon has the job
of keep1ng s1x hours of study
hall students busy each day
She 1S also on the soclal and
assembly comm1ttees Mrs
Busch as head of the l1brary
tra1ns and supervlses g1rls
work1ng 1n the l1brary She IS
on the profess1onal comm1t
tee and enjoys gardemng as a
hobby Mrs Caughron has
charge of the cafetema d1n
1ng room and the faculty cof
Herb g1V1l'1g the H1 Y
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President 4, "Southland Six" 4, Hi-
Y 2,3,4g Interest Club 2,3,4g Band
2,3,4g Orchestra 2,3,4g Track 2,3g
Pep Band 2,3,4g Goldiggers Comm.
3, Play Crew 3,4g Music Contest 2,
3,g,4Brass Sextet 2,3,4, Intramurals
Secretary 4gY-Teens 2,3,4, Cabinet
25 Interest Club 2,3,4g Goldiggers
Comm. 35 Treble Clef 2, Basket-
ball Comm. 3g Y-Teen Conference
2, Jr.-Sr, Comm. 3, Soph Party
Comm. 23 Thespians 4g Pep Club
3,4gMusic Contest 2g "Inner Willy"
3g Play Crew 3,4.
Vice-president4g Hi-Y 2,3,4, Cab-
inet 3,4g Interest Club 2,3,4g Band
'2,3,4g Orchestra 2,3,4g Golf 2,3,4g
Music Contest 2,3,4, Hi-Y Con-
ference 3,4g Pep Band 2,3,4, Brass
Sextet 2,4g Play Crew 3.
Graduation - And Seniors Recall Three Years Of MHS Life
We have reached it, lived it, and are now about to
leaveit. "Our year," as some people express it, is fast
coming to a close, and we, as seniors, would like to
write down some of the things that stand out in our
minds as we finish high school.
Remember the football and basketball rallies, the
racing to class with three seconds left before the tardy
bell 1jings,or not racing to class and making up half an
hour after school? Everyone will remember the pink
and charcoal fad,the out-of-town football and basket-
ball trips, the CKL championship in 1952, the assem-
blies, the M-Clubinitiations,the kings and queens, the
spring elections, and the Christmas vacations! These
things, along with many others will long be in the mem-
ory of every graduating senior in 1955.
Let'slook backto 1952 when we entered Manhattan
Senior High School as sophomores. of course we put
up with the razzing and teasingthat is always associated
with sophs. Led byGary Hixson, president: Diane Koon,
vice-president, and Bob Haines and Leland Reitz on the
Student Council, we managed very well. We enjoyed
a great sophomore party and Pigskin Prom. We entered
many activities and let everyone know that we were not
to be slighted. Wefinished our first year with the same
enthusiasm with which we started it, and looked forward
to being the "little upperclassmen."
As September, 1953, rolled around we came back
again in full battle dress. Now it was our turn to do a
little teasing, but we were busier still, just being MHS'-
ers. We began to think- maybe we should take a book
home at least once a weekg what could we have for a
Goldiggers theme, who will get the leads in the junior
class play, and what do we want to accomplish next
year year as seniors. The "lnner Willy" was a great
success, along with the Goldiggers to the tune of "Red
and yellow-catch a fellow!" The School Daze Dance
and the Battle ofthe Sexes were equally successfulg the
latter especially to the Y-Teens. Finally it was our
big chance. We just had to give the class of '54 a big-
ger and better Jr.-Sr. Banquet and Dance. And , we did!
We saw them through Baccalaureate and Commence-
ment,realizing all the time that we were next. Under
the leadershipofour president, Trudie Foltz, our vice-
president, Pete Lindsay, our secretary, Sandra Hodgson,
and Bryan Barr, Charles Kerchner, Benny Osburn, and
Bob Haines on the Student Council, we increased our
loyalty to MHS.
At last we were there. David McArthur was there to
lead us,along with Bruce Stover as vice-president, and
Marilyn Moore as secretary of the senior class. Leland
Reitz, Diane Koon, and Pete Lindsay represented the
seniors' wisheson the Student Council. Mardy Edwards,
Don Pady, and Greta Florell were right there in the
middle of allthe activities leading our most important
organizations. We felt like it was really our football
team and our Pigskin Prom with Greta Florell and Larry
Bnimm reigning. Everyone didn't really mind those
senior class dues as much as was put on, nor the expenses
for invitations and cards either. We knew these were
coming and we had been looking forward to them for
We were deeply saddened by the death of our fellow
classmate and friend, Gary Hixson, who was a favorite
with all of us.
The basketball team really gave every one of us
something to be proud of, as did the senior class play.
Now,as we look back on it all, we realize the tre-
mendous wealth that is stored in the walls of old MHS.
She holds many a secret desire and wish which have
All that we, the class of 1955, are trying to say is
that we are proud to be students in MHS and for years to
come, will be proud to be alumni.
Joyce Albrecht Lorraine Alexander Evelyn Arnold Janice Amgld Carole Backman
JOYCE ALBRECHT School Daze Comm.35 Y-Teens 2,
3,45 Interest Club 3,45 Girls' Glee Club 25 Treble Clef
3. LORRAINE ALEXANDER Boys' Glee Club 25 Interest
Club 45 Hi-Y 2,3,45 Football 2,3,45 Track 2,3,4,
EVELYN ARNOLD Y-Teens 2,3,45 Interest Club 2,3,45
Pep Club 2,3,45 Girls' Glee Club 25 Treble Clef 35
Robed Choir 45 Pigskin Comm. 35 Basketball Comm. 25
School Daze Comm. 35 Soph Party Comm, 25 Music
Carole Baker Shirley Baker
CAROLE BAKER Interest Club 2,3,45 Band
2,3,45 Orchestra 2,3,45 Y-Teens 2,3,45 Play
Crew 35 Intramurals 2,3, SHIRLEY BAKER
C leburn , Kansas 25 Interest Club 3,45 Y-
Teens 45 "Inner Willy" 35 Girls' Glee Club
BRYAN BARR StudentCouncil3,4, Pres. 45 Hi-Y 2,:3,45
Interest Club 2,3,45 Robed Choir 2,45 Boys' Octet 2,45
"The Night Oflanua ry 16" 3, JIM BECKENI4 "TER
Boys' Glee Club 25 Interest Club 45 Hi-Y 3,4
murals 253. PAT BLASING Pigskin Comm. 45 Y
Contest 3. JANICE ARNOLD Pigskin Comm. 3,45
Interest Club 2,3,45 Band 2 3,45 Orchestra 25 Mentor
Staff 45 Y-Teens 2,3,45 Goldiggers Cgmm, 3: Schgol
D826 COPHITI. 3: PCD Club 3,45 Jr.-Sr. Comm. 35 Play
Crew 35 Music Contest 35 Journalism Conference,
CAROLE BACKMAN Girls' Glee Club 25 Goldiggers
Comm. 35 Pep Club 2,35 Y-Teens 2,3,45 Interest Club
3,45 Play Crew 3.
Our Last Pigskin Prom
2,3,45 Band 45 Orchestra 45 Interest Club 45 Basketball
Comm . 4. RALPH BOCK I-Ii-Y 2,3,45 Ba nd 2,3,4.
JERRY BOOTH Pigskin Comm.2,35 Interest Club 2,3,45
Boys' Glee Club 25 Hi-Y 2,3,45SODl1 Party Comm, 25
Track 3,45 Basketball 2,3,
Bryan Barr ,lim Beckenhauer Blasing Ralph Bock Jerry Booth
Gladys Brackett Betsy Bridges
GLADYS BRAKCETT Pep Club 2,3,45 Y-Teens 2,3,4
Interest Club 2,3,45 Girls' Glee Club 25 Treble Clef 3
Pigskin Comm. 35School Daze Comm.35 Jr.-Sr. Comm
3. BETSY BRIDGES Leavenworth, Kansas 25 Pigskin
Comm. 3,45 Goldiggers Comm. 35 Interest Club 3,4
Y-Teens 3,45 Pep Club 45 School Daze Comm. 35 Bas
ketball Comm, 45 Jr.-Sr. Comm. 3. IANICE BROWN
Girls' Glee Club 25 Pigskin Comm. 35Interest Club 2,3,4
School Daze Comm. 35 Play Crew 35 Y-Teens 2,3,4
Goldiggers Comm. 35 Soph Party Comm. 25 Music Con
Janice Brown Larry Brumm Lu Ann Burnette
test 3 Pep Club 2 3 LARRY BRUMM l-lr Y 2 3 4
Interest Club 2 3 4 Boys Glee Club 2 Track 2 3
Football2 3 4 Pigskin King 4 Basketball 3 Journalism
Conference 4 Mentor Staff 4 LU ANN BURNETTE
Jr Red Cross 3 4 Robed Choir 34 Accom Girls
Boys Glee Clubs 3 4 Interest Club 3 4 Y Teens 2 3
4 Ptgsktn Comm 2 3 4 Basketball Comm 2 4 Pep
Club 2 3 4 Goldiggers Comm 3 Music Contest 2 Jr
Sr Comm 3 Std director Inner Willy 3 School
Daze Comm 3 Soph Party Comm
l-lazle Church Carita Clark
HAZLE CHURCH Pigskin Comm. 45 Y-
Teens 2,3,45 Interest Club 3,45 Basketball
Comm. 4. CARITA CLARK Y-Teens 2,3,45
Interest Club 2,3,45 Girls' Glee Club 25 Robed
Choir 3,45 Girls' Trio 3. JOHN CLARK In-
MARLENE COLLIER Girls' Glee Club 25 Band 2,35 Pep
Club 3,45 Y-Teens 2,3,45 Interest Club 2,3,45 Goldiggers
Comm. 3. BOB CONOVER The Hill School 25 Hi-Y
3,45II1t6reStCll1b 3,45 Pres, 3,45 Pigskin Comm. 45 Bas-
ketball Comm. 4. BILL CONROW Interest Club 3,45
John Clark Robert Clark
terestC1ub3 4- Hi-Y 2 3 4- Boys Glee Club
2- Eootball 2 3 4- Track 2 3 4 ROBERT
CLARK Topeka Kansas 2 4- Football 4-
Hi-Y 4- Interest Club 4.
Hi-Y 2,3, Cabinet 45 Boys' Glee Club 25 Track 2,3,45
Ba ske tball 2,3,45 Football 45 I-li-Y Conference 4.
LOUISE CORDRY Narka , Kansas 25 Y-Teens 3,4.
GERALD CRABTREE Baxter Springs, Kansas 2,35 Interest
Marlene Collier Bob Conover Bill Conrow Louise Cordry Gerald Crabtree
David Davies L' Robert Decou James
DAVID DAVIES Hi-Y 2,3,45 Boys' Glee Club 2.
ROBERT DECOU Hi-Y 3,45 Interest Club 2,3,45 Band
2,3,45 Orchestra 2,3,45 Track 25 Pep Band 2,3,45 Brass
Sextet 35 Woodwind Quintet 2,35 Play Crew 35 Music
Contest 2,3,4. JAMES DIETRICH Interest Club 2,3,45
Dietrich Bob Doebele Oscar Douglas
Hi-Y 2,3,45 Robed Choir 253,45 Ensemble 2,35 Football
2,3,45 Golf 2,3,45 Music Contest 2. BOB DOEBELE
Boys'Glee Club 25 Hi-Y 2,3,45 Interest Club 2,3,45 Jr,-
Sr, Comm. 35 Football 2,3,45 Basketball 2,3,45 Track
2,3,4. OSCAR DOUGLAS Hi-Y 4.
01,:.lB5'lf. ll Jr.. A
.?4'lElw:.w4 fi ch.-fr2fa'fL-if
The Last Time i'
We Pick Up '
Class Picture '
Proofs El -2
MARDY EDWARDS Y-Teens 2,3,4, Pres. 45 Interest
Club 2,3,45 Mentor Ed. 45 Pep Club 2,35 FHA Con-
ference 3,45 Y-Teen Conference 3,45 Journalism Con-
ference 45 Pigskin Comm. 3,45 School Daze Comm.
35 Jr.-Sr. Comm. 3. PHIL ENGERT DALE EUSTACE
Goldiggers Comm. 35 Band 2,3,45 Orchestra 2,3545 In-
terest Club 3,45 Hi-Y 2,3,45 Play Crew 35 'Southland
Six" 4. DELBERT FAIRBANKS I-Ii-Y 2,3,45 Boys' Glee
Club 2. DICK FERGUSON Band 2,3,45 Play Crew 35
I-li-Y 2,45 Interest Club 3,4.
Mardy Edwards Phil Engert Dale Eustace Delbert Fairbanks Dick Ferguson
Hannah Fisher Lois Fleming Greta Florell S Trudie Foltz Lawrence Frazier
HANNAH FISHER Wichita , Kansas 2,35 Y-Teens 45
Girls' Glee Club 4. LOIS FLEMING Girls' Glee Club
35 Jr,-Sr. Comm, 35 Y-Teens 25 Interest Club 3,4,
GRETA FLORELL Y-Teens 2,3,4, Cabinet 35 Interest
Club 2,3,45 Girls' Glee Club 25 Robed Choir 3,45 Pig-
skin Queen 45 Soph Party Comm, 25 Pep Club 2,3,4,
Jane Fulton Gary Funke
JANE FULTON Y-Teens 2,3,4, Cabinet 45
Interest Club 3,45 Pigskin Comm. 2,3,4, Ch.
45 Treble Clef25 Robed Choir 3,45 Ensemble
45 Basketball Comm. 2,45 School Daze
Comm. 35 Pep Club 2,3,45 Goldiggers Comm,
35 Music Contest 3. GARY FUNKE Barnes,
Kansas 2,35 Football 4.
CHARLES FUSSELL Hi-Y 25 Interest Club 2,3,4.
ELLSWORTH GERRITZ Minneapolis, Minn. 2,35 Hi-Y
45 Mentor and Blue M Photographer 45 Interest Club 45
Band 45 Orchestra 45 Tennis 4. EVA GOODSON Pep
Club 2,35 Pigskin Comm. 2,35 Y-Teens 35 Interest Club
2,3,45 Basketball Comm, 25 School Daze Comm. 3.
BOB HAINES Hi-Y 2,3,4, Cabinet 35 Robed Choir 2,3,
Pres, 45 Head Cheerleader 3,4, TRUDIE FOLTZ. Jr.
Class Pres. 35 Interest Club 3,45 Y-Teens 2,3,45 Band
2,3,45 Orchestra 2,45 Pep Club 2,3,45 Pigskin Comm.
2,3,45 Goldiggers Comm. 35 School Daze Comm. 35
Basketball Comm, 25111-Sl', Comm. 3. LAWRENCE
FRAZIER Hi-Y 2,3545 Interest Club 2,3,4.
Our First And Last Year Of Magrudefs
4, Pres, 45 Octet 2,3,45 Ensemble 45 Student Council
2,3,45 Interest Club 2,3,4, Pres, 45 Basketball 2,3,45
Tennis 2,3,45 Pigskin Comm, 25 Soph Party Comm. 25
Assembly Comm. 45 Music Contest 2,3,4. CAROL
HANSEN Tacoma, Wash, 2,35 Y-Teens 45 Pep Club
45 Pigskin Comm, 45 Basketball Comm, 4,
Charles Fussell Ellsworth Gerritz A Eva Goodson Bob Haines Carol Hansen
Gordon Harper Curtis Harris Charles Havens Karen Heide Albert Heidel
GORDON HARPER Hi-Y2,3,4g Interest Club 3,45 Foot-
ball 253,45 Basketball 2,3,4g Track 2,3,4, CURTIS
HARRIS Boys' Glee Club '23 Track 2,35 Football 2,3,4g
Hi-Y 2,3g Interest Club 2,3,4. CHARLES HAVENS
Pigskin Comm. 3g Hi-Y 2,3,4g Interest Club 3,43 Band
The Last Year For Those Sen
PHYLLIS HENTON Y-Teens 2,3,4g Girls' Glee Club 25
Pigskin Comm. 2: Goldiggers Comm, 3g Pep Club 2,3,
4, GARY HIXSON QDeceased-Jan, 19553 Soph Class
Pres,2g Hi-Y 2,3,4, Cabinet 2,3,4g Interest Club 2,3,4g
Boys' Glee Club 2g Band 2,3g Orchestra 2,3,4g Track
2,3g Football2,3,4g Basketball2,3,4g Soph Party Comm.
2,3,4g Track 2,3,4g Football 4g "Inner Willy" 3g School
Daze Comm. 33 Hi-Y Conference 4. KAREN HEIDE
Smith Center, Kansas 2,3. ALBERT HEIDEL Hi-Y 2,
3,43 Interest Club 2,3,4g Judging Team 4.
irls' Glee Club 23
Robed Choir 3,4g Ensemble 3,4g Girls' Trio
3g Music Contest 3g Y-Teens 2,3,4g Interest
Club 2,3,4. GERALD HENDERSON Hi-Y 2,
3,4g Boys' Glee Club 2g Boys' Ensemble 2.
DOROTHY HEMPHILL G
25 jr,jSr, Comm. 3. SANDRA HODGSON Ir. Class
Sec, 3g Y-Teens 2,4g Interest Club 43 Girls' Glee Club
25 Pep Club 2, Jr.-Sr, Comm.. 3g Goldiggers Comm.
3. JIM HOSTETTER Band 2,3,4g Hi-Y 2,3,4g Music
Contest 3, Interest Club 4. ALLEN INMAN Frankfort,
Kansas 2,33 Boys' Glee Club 4.
Phyllis Henton Gary Hixson Sandra Hodgson Jim Hostetter Allen Inman
J. Dee Johns Nadine Johnson Judy Jorgenson Robert Kamm Eddie KHUIZ
J. DEE JOHNS Hi-Y 2,3: Interest Club 2: Basketball 3:
Football 2,3: Judging Team 2,3. NADINE JOHNSON
Y-Teens 2,3,4: Interest Club 3: Pep Club 4. JUDY
JORGENSON Y-Teens 2,3,4, Cabinet 3: Interest Club
2,3,4: Robed Choir 3,4: Treble Clef 2: Ensemble 4:
The Last Time
Girls' Trio 2,3: Music Contest 2,3: Y-Teen Conference
3: Exchange Assembly 3, ROBERT KAMM Junction
City, Kansas 2: Interest Club 3,4: Hi-Y 3,4: Judging
Team 3: FFA Cabinet 4. EDDIE KAUTZ Hi-Y 4: ln-
terest Club 2,3,4: Intramurals 2,
We Pay Senior Class Dues
FRANCIS KING Boys' Glee Club 2,3: Hi-Y 2,4: In-
terest Club 2,3,4, JOHN KITTERMAN Lovewell,
Kansas 2: Hi-Y 3,4: Band 3: Football 3, FRED KNORR
Judging Team 2,3,4: I-li-Y 3,4: Interest Club 2,3,4:
Track 3,4: Football 3,4. JIM KNOTT I-Ii-Y 2,3,4: In-
terest Club 2,4, DIANE KOON Student Council 2,4:
Y-Teens2,3,4: Basketball Comm. 2: Interest Club 3,4,
Charles Kerchner Wayne Kilner
CHARLES KERCHNER S t u d e n t Council 2:
Hi-Y 2,3,4: Interest Club 2,3,4: Soph Party
Comm.2: Boys' Glee Club 2: Orchestra 2,3:
Track 2,3,4: Football 2,3,4: Basketball 2,3,4:
PigskinComm.2:Jr.-Sr.Comm. 3. WAYNE
KILNER Hi-Y 2,3: Interest Club 2,3,4.
Pres. 4: Pigskin Comm. 2,3: Robed Choir 3,4: Treble
Clef 2: School Daze Comm. 3: Band 2,3,4: Orchestra
2,3,4: Soph Party Comm. 2: Play Crew 3: Music Con-
test 2,3: Student Council Conference 4: Assembly
Comm. 4: Jr. Red Cross Ch, 3,4: Soph Class V.-Pres,
Francis King John Kitterman Fred Knorr Jim Knott Diane Koon
Sandra Moore Guin Morrow Harold
SANDRA MOORE Y-Teens 2,3,43 Interest Club 43 Girls'
Glee Club 23 Jr.-Sr. Comm, 33 Soph Party Comm, 23
Y-Teen Conference 3. GUIN MORROW Y-Teens 2.3,
4, Cabinet 3,43 Interest Club 2,43 Pigskin Comm. 2,43
Basketball Comm. 2,43 Robed Choir 43 Treble Clef 3-
Girls' Glee Club 23 Ensemble 43 Jr,-Sr. Comm. 33 Pep
McDowell Ralph McHugh Bonnie Mclntyre
Our Last Year In That
Club 2,3,43 Music Contest 33 Y-Teen Conference 4.
HAROLD McDOWELL l-Ii-Y 2,3.43 Interest Club 43
Football 2. RALPH MCHUGH BONNIE McINTYRE
Y-Teens 2,33 Robed Choir 3,43 Treble Clef 23 Pigskin
Comm, 43 Pep Club 23 Music Contest 2,
Long Cafeteria Line
ILENE NAUERTH Y-Teens 2,3,43 Interest Club 2,3,43
Girls' Glee Club 33 Ir.-Sr. Comm. 3g FHA State Meet-
ing 2,3,4. TANYA NELSON Y-Teens 2,3,43 Interest
Club 2,3,43 Robed Choir 33 Treble Clef 23 Red Cross
Rep. 3. LOU ANN NESMITH Osborne, Kansas 2,33 Y-
Teens 43 Interest Club 43 Band 43 Pep Club 43 Play
Crew 4. BETTIE NIEMOELLER Girls' Glee Club 23
Pep Club 2.3.43 Y-Teens 2,3,43 Interest Club 2,3,43
Treble Clef 33 Music Contest 3. BENNY OSBURN Hi-
Y 2,3,4, Cabinet 43 Student Council 33 Interest Club
3,43Track2,3.43 Football2,3,43BasketbalI 2,3,4Q Hi-Y
Ilene Nauerth Tanya Nelson Lou Ann Nesmith Bettie Niemoeller Benny Osbum
Don Pady Jim Parker
DON PADY Hi-Y 2.3.4, Pres. 45 'Southland Six" 45
Blue M Staff 45 Mentor Staff 45 Interest Club 2.3.45
Intramurals 2.3.45 Band 2.3,45 Orchestra 3,45 Track 2
45 Pigskin Comm. 2.35 Jr.-Sr. Comm. 35 Pep Band 2.3,
45 Hi-Y Model Legislature 4. JIM PARKER Hi-Y 2.3,
4, Cabinet 45 Mentor staff 45 'Southland Six' 45 In-
terest Club 2,3,45 Band 2,3,45 Orchestra 3,45 Scholar-
The Last Time For
Bill Parshall Kenneth Payne Barbara Pears
ship Rating 2,35 Hi-Y Conference 45 Music Contest 2,
3,45 Pep Band 3,45 String Trio 45 Ir.-Sr. Comm, 3.
BILL PARSHALL Boys' Glee Club 25 Football 2,3,45
Track2,3,45 Pigskin Comm. 2.3.45 Hi-Y2,3,45 Interest
Club 2.3.45 Basketball Comm. 4. KENNETH PAYNE
Hi-Y 4. BARBARA PEARS Randolph, Kansas 2,35 Y-
Teens 45 Interest Club 45 Girls' Glee Club 4.
Howard Pears Marie Perry Dirk Pickett
HOWARD PEARS Randolph, Kansas 2,3. MARIE PERRY Goldiggers
Comm. 35 Play Crew 45 Music Contest 35 Y-Teens 2.3,45 Treble
Clef 35 Girls' Glee Club 25 Interest Club 2.3.4, DIRK PICKETT
Hi-Y 2,45 Boys' Glee Club 2.
End, Center, Tackle . . .M
PATRICIA PROCKISH Pep Club 25 Interest Club 2.3.45 Glee Club 25 Orchestra 2,3.45 Football 2,3,45 Music
Y-Teens 2.4. DUANE PULTZ Judging Team 2,35 Hi- Contest 2.3.45 Assembly Comm. 4. MARY ELLEN
Y 2,3,45 Interest Club 2.3.4, LELAND REITZ. Student ROGERS Interest Club 2,45 Y-Teens 2.3. DAVID
Council 2.4, V.-Pres. 45 Basketball 2.3,45 Tennis 2.3, ROGGENDORE Interest Club 2,3,4.
45 Hi-Y 2,3,45 Cabinet 35 Interest Club 2.3.45 Boys'
Patricia Prockish Duane Pultz Leland Reitz Mary Ellen Rogers David Roggend
Virginia Vera Ralph Wareham
chestra 23 Journalism Conference 43 Interest Club 3,4.
RALPH WAREHAM School Daze Comm, 33 Hi-Y 2,3,4Q
Mentor Staff 43 Interest Club 43 Robed Choir 3,43 Boys'
Glee Club 23 Football 33 Basketball 33 Jr.-Sr. Comm,
33 Journalism Conference 4, SALLI WILEN Y-Teens
2.3.4, Cabinet 33 Pigskin Comm, 2,3,43 Pep Club 2,3,
43 GoldiggersComm, 33 InterestC1ub 3,42 School Daze
Comm. 33 Girls' Glee Club 2g Robed Choir 43 Basket-
Y-Teens 2,3,4Q Mentor Staff 43 Or-
Salli Wilen Sandra Wilson La Von Woodman
ball Comm, 2,41 Soph Party Comm, 2g Play Crew 23
Jr,-Sr, Comm. 33 Journalism Conference 43 Mentor
Staff 43 Blue MEditor 4, SANDRA WILSON Junction
City, Kansas 2,33 Y-Teens 43 Interest Club 43 Pigskin
Comm, 43 Basketball Comm, 43 Red Cross Rep. 4. LA
VON WOODMAN Y-Teens 3,41 Interest Club 3,42
Girls' Glee Club 33 Pigskin Comm. 43 Basketball Comm.
43 Jr,-Sr, Comm, 3.
"Battle Of The Sexesw
Jay Workman John Wright Charles Kempthorn
JAY WORKMAN Hi-Y 2,3,43: B1ueM Sports Editor 43 Mentor Staff
43 Interest Club 3,43 Track 2,33 Football 2,3,43 Basketball 33
Journalism Conference 43 Basketball Comm, 4, JOHN WRIGHT
Hi-Y 2,3,43 Goldiggers Comm. 3. CHARLES KEMPTHORNE Hi-
Y 2,3,43 Interest Club 3,43 Mentor Staff 4,
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J, w?Xfrv4 '
Crew members of the junior play tear down scenery and props after the last performance.
LEFT: I. Miller and G. Brackett do their
"noon duty" on the adding-machine keys as
M. Schemedemann and D. Morrell wait for
the correct change! RIGHT: It's "cokes
and conversation" time at the Pigskin Prom,
I. Booth, L. Alexander,
and L. Rogers take time
out for a little gun play
before boarding the
The feminine contingent
QI-iow did R. Bayles and
J. Hostetter get in there ?J
arrives at the Soph Party.
Danny Kershaw does his
"door-opening duties" as
an M-Club initiate.
RIGHT: All seniors, such
as Joan Tollefson, Carol
Sitz., Lu Ann Burnette, Sal-
li Wilen, and Guin Morrow,
have spent their last year
as Teen Town members.
BELOW RIGHT: The Soph
Party featured a "roll-up-
skirt" dance, in which We
find Kathy Stacey and Joe
Ho s t e tt e r participating.
BELOW: Winifred Fields,
Sharon Wagner, Shirley
McAdams, and Wilma Diet-
cher enjoy doughnuts and
cider at the Y-Teen Rec-
"Oh, no, let me pay," John Skinner tells Diana Kientz at the Soph
Marilyn Moore and Lynn Marti put beautiful faces on Mary Sue Sch-
medemann and Lillian Suelter for the junior play,
A man s true wealth IS the good he does rn thrs world
If the above quotatron rs correct Gary Hrxson was a very wealthy
person l-le was wealthy rn sprrrt heart and farth One could not
overlook the lrght rn Gary s eye the sparkle rn hrs smrle or the
goodness rn hrs character
notrced these thrngs about hrm He trred to make people feel good
by representrng many of the frner xdeals of 11fe Hrs zest for lrvrng
wrll long be remembered
We are proud to have had Gary Hrxon as our classmate and frrend
throughout hrgh school and grade school Certamly there are many
of us who are better persons because of havrng known Gary In say
rng thrs we dedrcate thrs page to the memory of Gary I-lrxson who
dred January l 1955 and may he keep hrs peace as he has rncreased
livery student in MHS and every person who had known Gary
Enjoying the "pause that re-
freshes," the junior class officers,
Bill Washington, vice - president
Mary Sue Schmedemann, secre-
tary - treasurerg and Fred Boone,
president, are seen in front of the
The main money making project ofthe junior class was their play,
"Turn Back the Clock." Shown above are some members of the cast
Juniors Learn Gist Of Participation In High School Life
The "Class of '56," eagerly awaiting their senior
year, are just finishing their second year as high school
students. lt seems as if this year's junior class has well
egrned its title of "the up-and-coming senior class of
Leading the junior class this year were Fred Boone,
president, Bill Washington, vice-presidentg and Mary
Sue Schmedemann, secretary-treasurer. On the student
council Frances Schwartz, Sonny Ballard, and Jerry
Pettle represented the juniors.
Getting off to a fine start, the juniors were proud
when Sandra Drown and Marilyn Steele were chosen as
Almost immediately following the opening of school,
the junior play cast was announced and practices be-
gan. The name of the play was "Turn Back the Clock."
This is exactly what was done. Flapper girls, wind-up
phonographs, and the Charleston were in evidence
throughout the delightful comedy. The cast included
the following: Gilbert Cordova, Carol Smith, Sharon
Wagner, Wayne Spencer, Jim Roberts, Ellen Dickens,
Lillian Suelter, Mary Sue Schmedemann, La Verne
Pultz, Suzanne Wallerstedt, Denise Kendall, Imogene
Lamb, Hildred Love, Edward Regnier, and Johnny Yo-
well. Sharon Butcher, Carol Gaede, and Sandra Drown
as stage manager, costume mistress, and student di-
rector respectively, rounded out the cast.
John Garrett, Danny Annis, Larry Justus, Fred Boone,
Sonny Ballard, Steve Douglas, Jim Angle, and Ronnie
Sowell, were junior football lettermen.
Junior class king and queen candidates for the Pig-
skin Prom were Steve Douglas, Sonny Ballard, Ronnie
Sowell, Fred Boone, Pat Clark, Frances Schwartz, San-
dra Drown, and Mary Sue Schemedemann.
Led by junior drum majorette, Frances Schwartz,
and junior twirlers, Sharon Butcher, Mary Sue Scheme-
demann, Dawn Morrell, Sherry Siegle, and Kay Wad-
dell, the band included many members of the junior
class. Juniors were also active in various vocal groups,
such as Robed Choir, Treble Clef, Octet, and Mixed
Returning basketball lettermen from the junior class
were Fred Boone, Sonny Ballard, Steve Douglas, Danny
Kershaw, Ronnie Sowell, and Jerry Metcalfe.
The Gold Diggers Ball and the Junior-Senior Banquet
were both sponsored by the junior class.
Miss Berger was the head junior class sponsor.
VIKING MANUFACTURING CO, SCl-lEU'S CAFE
Harold Jim Danny Jesse Clara
Albrecht Angle Annis Baker Blanc
Julia im Glenda Sharon Pearle at W. I.
Boyd Brown Budden Butcher Callahan Clark Coffman
Stan Gilbert Gary Marjorie David Ellen Janette
Conrow Conrow Cordova Criss Crumbaker Deppe Dickens Diegleman
Marlene Kenneth Ben Steve Sandra Clara
Dobson Donham Douglas Douglas Drown Duerfeldt
Martha Winifred Michael Janice Betty Carole
Evans Fields Finney Fleeker Frazier Gaede
Susan Harold Pamela Firman Tim Chuck
George Gier Given Gladow Grace Hanslng
S M w ..
. I A
Sophomore class officers Tom
Dunn vice president Janice Hof
man Secretary treasurer David
Itseems as ifconcentration is a large factor in this
game at the soph party as shown by the faces of the
Sophomores Sport Largest Class Ever In MHS
Holding true to the traditions of self-assured sopho-
mores, the class of '57 seemed to click as well or even
better than previous classes.
The sophomores, 192 strong, claim the largest class
in Manhattan High's history. Due to this large number,
in almost every phase of our school life there is someone
there representing the sophomore class. The band, or-
chestra, and vocal groups such as the Girls' and Boys'
Glee Clubs contained many sophomore members.
Under the guidance of Miss Marley, head sophomore
class sponsor, David Long, president, Tom Dunn, vice-
president, andjanice Hofmann, secretary-treasurer, led
the sophs through their first year in MHS, Views of the
sophomores were voiced on the student council by Da-
vid Leavengood and Lewis Williams,
The sophomores kicked the year off with a bang at
the very first assembly by parading through the audi-
torium with a banner proclaiming their great "Class of
'5'I." This, of course, was taken as a joke by the upper-
Roberta Hostinsky and Richard Bayles were elected
cheerleaders, to the delight of their sophomore class-
WARD M. KELLER'S DEPT, STORE
November 12 1954 wasa big day for the sophomore
class as they had full charge of the assembly program
With the help of Master of Ceremonies--David Fiser
the assembly was one of the best.
The sophomore party was November 10, 1954. It was
a gala affair enjoyed by the majority. The committees
and their chairmen were as follows: dance chairman
Linda Mentz- refreshment chairman Karen Hansen
games chairman, Dick Cunninghamg program chair
man, Lewis Williams, and publicity chairman, Judy
The undefeated B football team consisted mostly of
sophomores. Mose Richardson, the only sophomore let
terman, played quitea bit of A team ball. Larry Rogers
Mose Richardson Claire Fryer, and Sue Conlon were the
honorary candidates from the sophomore class for the
Sophomore participation in the all school play and
during basketball season were not able to be written up
because of deadline requirements.
All in all this has been a very successful year for the
class of '57, and they are looking forward to their next
.two years in high school.
CITY INVESTMENT CO.
Mel Jim Owen Sue John Don Bonnie Adrian
Scott Selby Sherman Shriver Skinner Slater Smith Soper
Mary Phil Kathy Evelyn Sharon Marjorie Charles Lot
Sprague Spiker Stacey Stilley Stover Suelter Sullenger Taylor
Norina Ann Pat Helen Vera Jim Judy Sandra
Taylor Te as Thompson Varney Lucia Walters Wareham Wareham
Donna Janice Mary Ray Jane Jerena Bill Shirley
Warfield Warner Washington Webb Weisbender Welch White Wiley
Lewis Edward Jean Phillip Albert Walter
Williams Wrmmer Wisecup Wofford Wood Woodyard Yount
Not prctured Dav1dB1omberg Rrchardflunnrngham Quent1nG11man
Russell McConley Albert McKrm Roy Seaton Elhs Simon Edward
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4, , ,.qg
Sonny Ballard races around end against Law-
rence wliile his inter ference, Bob Doebele,
seems to be yelling him on,
Charley Kerchner slashes through Chapman
for a substantial gain. Others pictured are---51,
John Garrettg 59, Fred Boone: 54, Fred Knorrg 56,
Victory Over Junction
Highlights Spottv Season
Head Coach Ed Dissinger's Blue and White squad
was highly successful in winning two out of their first
three starts in the 1954 grid campaign.
Intheir season opener, September 17, the Warriors
dropped before the onslaught of the powerful Lions,
at Lawrence, 19 to 12, Waiting until the last quarter,
when every player caught fire, Manhattan scored two
touchdowns but didn't quite make up the difference,
The Indians won their first game on the home
gridiron, mauling the Bulldog: from Marysville, 19-O,
As against Lawrence the preceding week, MHS failed
to score until the last period when they exploded for
three quick TD's. This roughly played contesrhelped
boost Manhattan's morale as it was our first victory
of the season and ended a three game losing streak,
continued from the 1953 season.
The Braves traveled to Chapman and walked over
the Fighting lrish, 32 to O in their Central Kansas
League debut. The Redskins showed a balanced run-
ning, passing and defensive attack, with a four quarter
punch, scoring in every stanza, High point of the
fracus was QB Sonny Ballard's 75 yard touchdown
early in the game. The reserves played quite a few
minutes in this one and showed potential for next
This shows the ammassed blocking used by MHS
against the Topeka Trojans Ball carrier Charley
Kerchner IS out of the picture to the left
Our Manhattanites gave
arch rival Junction City the
worst scalping in the history
ofthe schools, 43 to O. Tribe
coach, Ed Dissinger used an
Steve Douglas throws a Tiger with Gary
Funke and Bill Parshall closing in. Others,
left to right, Bob Doebele, Ron Sowell, Lor-
raine Alexander, and Mose Richardson.
lZ . . . Lawrence
43 . Junction City
6 . . Clay Center
Z0 ..... Topeka
air-tight defense and an un-
relenting offense to roll over
an unusually weak Bluejay
The Tribe was tumbled
in an upset by Clay Center,
losing a tearjerker 7-6, on a
lastminute score. TheChief-
tains were spotted a 6-0 lead
from the first period but a
determined Tiger bunch cap-
italized on our errors to pull
it out of the bag,
Meeting a strong non-con-
ference team in Topeka, the
Indians were belabored by the
Troians, 39 to 20.
Playing one of their poor-
estgames, Manhattan waited
until late in the fourth quar-
ter to send Sonny Ballard over
to edge the Abilene Cow-
pokes, 13 to 8.
McPherson slipped by the
Hard charging fullback Fred
Boone lowers his head against a
watchful Abilene defensive man
Lorraine Alexander, game captain
tough luck tribe in a thriller,
13-7. MHS led all the way
and outplayed the Bullpups
but cou1dn't stop their last
minute score to win the game
and the CKL championship.
Salina downed the Indains
despite our final surge, 21-13,
in the pigskin finale at Salina.
Jim MacFarlane and Gary
Funke miss McPherson's all-CKL
Wiggins on an end run.
Junior End Steve Douglas
crashes into touchdown land for a
late score against Salina after
snagging QB Sonny Ba1lard's pass,
against Junction City, plunges over for a
six-pointer in Manhattan's 43-O rout of
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Junior Quarterback Junlor Quarterback Senior Quarterback
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Bob Doebe le
RAMEY BROS. LUMBER AND MILLWORK
Palr Lost In Fmal Mlnute
Under the able tutelage of Ed Dissinger the
Indians improved onlastyear s record by finish
ing the 1954 season with a four won five lost
record Having Z5 returning lettermen Coach
Dissinger did well against a tough schedule The
season saw many changes and MHS ran up good
yardage as well as being outstanding defensively
This was Ed's third year at Manhattan Having
won the CKL his first year rebuilding last year
and ending up a disappointing fourth this year he
hopes for a championship club in 1955 Manhat
tan did score 165 points holding the opposition
to 107 tallies a trio of them being shut out
Several boys on the squad received individual
honors this season Larry Brumm stalwart line
backer and first class center was named All
State third team All Regional first team All
Eastern Kansas first team and All CKL first
team Rangy Junior end Steve Douglas made the
All State honorable mention list as well as first
team Regional and CKL Bob Doebele versatile
senior fullback was named to the Regional and
CKL second lineups Senior guard Benny Osburn
landed aberth on the second CKL team and honor-
able mention All-Regional Flashy quarterback
Sonny Ballard was placed on the Regional and
CKL honorable mention teams along with junior
classmate tackle Ronnie Sowell. Senior end Le-
land Reitz was All-CKL honorable mention.
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Semor Tackle Semor Tackle
FHS! l-eller Second Letter
Ron Sowell Gary Hrxson
Jumor Tackle Semor Halfback
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Two Managers Work Hard
MHSs men behrnd the
scenes the football managers
are shown hard at work rn the
cage down at Grrffrth Park
Both Junrors dark hatred Johnny
Yowell and blond Dxck Russell
were always on therr toes to
help any player On the tnps
away from home these boys had
charge of all equlpment and drd
a fme Job all through the sea
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Lorrarne Alexander Steve Douglas
Head Coach Drssmger dragrams football
strategy to assrstants Boles, Gnrnes, and
Ph111S a graduate of Kansas State and has
coached rn Atwood. He also coaches wres
tlrng and ass1sts rn track.
AYork, Nebraska, alum, DuWayne coach
ed at S mrth Center before MHS. He tutors
the golf boys rn the sprrng.
Ed went to Baker Umversrty and started
hrs career as a h1gh school mentor rn 1936.
Bob coaches the netmen and helps rn bas
ketball, was here before the war. He grad
uated from Southwestern.
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berg F Knorr managerD Russell SECOND ROW B Osburn B Clark R Sowell B Conrow S Doug
las D Kerchner D Ruwe G Harper L Brumm THIRD ROW coach E Drssrnger G Funke L Rogers
J Angle G Hrxson J Dretrrch S Ballard F Boone L Justus coachD Gnmes TOP ROW J Booth
C Harrrs M Rrchardson I MacFarlane J Garrett S Conrow J Workman coach P Bowman NOT
PICTURED L Rertz B Parshall L Alexander managerj Yowell coachB Boles
Footballers on the B B Team F1Il1ShCS Unbeaten
squad went the length of
the season wrthout a cle
fe at to boost hopes for
comrng Manhattan I-hgh
School grrd teams
The s1ngl black
mark was wrth Salma a
7 7 stalemate Our Re
s e r v e unrt beat Chap
man 13 6 whaled Junc
t1on 33 O routed Clay
1ttle Trgers 26 Z
overpowered Empor1a s
.Turuor Spartans 14 12
and s ma she cl Ab1lene
The Jun1ors and soph
omores coached by Bob
Boles and DuWayne
G r 1 me s w111 form the
backbone of next year's
attack on thevars1ty
schedule Playrng a re
laxe d but fundamental
style of ball these boys
garned valuable ex
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RESERVES LEFT TO RIGHT BOTTOM ROW Managerl Yowell L
Rogers D Anderson D Leavengood D Marken T Grace L Helms SEC
OND ROW D Kershaw D Anms L Bennrngton T Dunn Jrm Enckson B
Washmgton I Pettle THIRD ROW B Farr D Flser P Dougherty J Skm
ner IohnEr1ckson FOURTH ROW D Long W Hrxson L Wrllrams G
Cuss L Johnson S Conrow coach D Grrmes FIFTH ROW W Mason A
Soper F Lowman B Parrrsh D Regrer L Taylor TOP ROW P Wofford
T Alexander D Slater I Baker D Westgate C Hansmg coachB Boles
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iured knee HI LaWrCr1CC in me SCHSOH ODSH6r while Ed goesfor good yardage behind center Dietrich and quarter-
watches the action and Phil looks over the bench. back Ballard,
Looks of anguish are reflected sweeping over our us- Leland Reitz lets apass slip past his fingertips against
UHUY DCDDY Cheerleaders as Clay Center scores late in Clay. Lyingin the background is halfback Gary Hixson.
the game to edge the Indians 7-6.
Senior Larry Brumm, first team All-State center and linebacker,
and Steve Douglas, junior All-State honorable mention
end,smi1e as they read of their lofty and
hard earned honors in the "Mentor" 4 4
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A SQUAD LEFT TO RIGHT TOP ROW Asst coach B Boles B Conrow S Douglas F Boone C Kerchner G
Harper T Grace S Conrow R Sowell Headcoach E Dissinger BOTTOM ROW Manager P Lindsay B Haines
L Reita I Metcalf S Ballard D Kershaw B Doebele B Osburn
Benny Osburn two
year letterman drives
hard on a fast-break.
Tribe Posts Unbealen Year
Starting the season withabang the lndians
triumphed over Ottawa and Topeka to win the
roughH1ghland Park tourney at Topeka After
building up a lengthy wlnning skein we cinch
ed the position of CKL champs Following up
with victories over Salina and Emporia ln
the Regional tourney to cop the first place
trophy we went unbeaten into the state AA
roundball tournament held in Kansas State
College's Ahearn Fieldhouse the first time
MHS had played there in a state tournament
This made the MHS 1954 55 squad one of the
eight best teams in Kansas.
We were upset for the only time this year,
the Tribe being spilled from the tourney in
the first round by the tall Leavenworth Pio-
neers, 62-57. It was no disgrace to end the
season with a mark of 20'-1.
Wyandotte went to take the state basket-
ball crown,beating Leavenworth in the finals
53 to 43.
Junior guard, Sonny Ballard was elected
by the sports writers to the All-Tournament
Gordon Harper two
year senior letterman
keeps hishandshigh on
second team even though MHS played in only
Steve Douglas. junior
two year letterman,
snatches the sphere
fromfour Salina play-
Bob Haines, two year
senior letterman, gets
open and waves for the
Ed talks it up during a time-out.
First Loss Coinvs In Slate Tourney
W .K if.,
Freddie Boon, junior
two y ea r letterman,
pushesasoft one up on
Douglas, Doebele, Reitz, and Con-
row watch Ballard's fade-away
jump shot on its way toward the
80 Seaman 37 T
61 Marysville 38 T
61 McPherson 41 H
HIGHLAND PARK TOURNAMENT
66 Ottawa 59
53 Topeka 47
72 Chapman 45 H
54 Salina 50 T
78 Clay Center 34 H
87 Abilene 72 T
58 Emporia 48 T
68 McPherson 47
74 Chapman 47
80 Salina 57
99 Clay Center 39
81 Abilene 62
86 Junction Citi' 67
62 Emporia 41
76 Junction City 69
72 Salina 63
66 Emporia 60
57 Leavenworth 62
lI1d13.IlS Wm Flrst CKL
Le la n d RCIIZ senror
tw o y ea r letterman
shows perfect form on
hrs hook shot
B1llConrow senlor two
y e a r letterman goes
way up to grab another
Bob Doebele s e n 1 o r
two y e a r letterman
dr1ves1n to put up two
Champlonshlp ln H1Sl0fV
E1ghteen w1ns and no
marks aga1nst us' Th1s
was the proud feel1ng held
by Manhattan H1gh's play
ers and fans at the end of
our most bount1fu1 round
ball season The squad beat
Seaman and Marysv1l1e 1n
warm up games had 14
v1ctor1es over CKL foes,
and t1pped Ottawa and To
peka to w1n the H1ghland
Park Chr1stmas Tourney
After prevlewlng the
season by show1ng our
strength 1n w1nn1ng two
from non conference op
ponents on our open1ng road
tr1p, we took over the Mc
Pherson Bullpups 1n the
crackerbox' and r1
umphed to the tune of 62
much as 12 po1nts aga1nst
Ottawa and 17 markers a
ga1nst Topeka Hlgh the
boys gave Ed as sweet a
g1ft as anyone could want
flrst place trophy IH the
two mght tourney at H1gh
land 1n Topeka dur1ng
Then our qulntet start
ed to roll over the CKL
teams tromplng Chapman
and edg1ngSal1na 1na halr
ralser, 54 50 for our flrst
league w1n away from home
We held Clay to a meager
34 wh1le we racked up 78
and our w1nn1ng streak went
to elght A four game Jour
ney onto forelgn courts
brought defeat to Ab1lene,
Emporla McPherson and
Chapman We beat Saltna
aga1n 80 57 and hum
1l1ated Clay Center 1n the
T1gers' 1a1r 99 39 MHS
stalled the last two m1nutes
ror two yearletterman
goes as hard as ever ln
so we wouldn't break 100
po1nts an example of the
Ind1ans' sportsmanl1ke at
In a tr1o of home t11ts
we garnered as many w1ns
aga1nst Ab1lene Junctlon
and Empor1a Sonny Bal
lard sw1shed 34 po1nts a
ga1nst JC for an all school
record In our flnal league
contest Junct1on gave us a
f1na1 quarter before falllng
to the Indtans' game come
back, 76 69
The Blue and Whlte h1t
41 c for the year from
scr1mmage and held the op
ponents to 34170 MHS had a
72 po1nt average per game
whlle the oppos1t1on man
aged only 50
Ac tx on shown rn th e State Tourney
agarnst Leavenworth who handed usour
fust loss of the season
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MHS Opponents MHS Opponents
61 Seaman 46 McPherson
57 Marysville 48 Chapman
41 McPherson 45 Salina
48 Chapman 47 Clay Center
53 Salina 46 Abilene
47 Clay Center 64 Junction City
55 Abilene 24 Emporia
37 Emporia 44 Junction City
Dan Kershaw , two year
junior letterman, tries
to dribble around his
Reserves Finish With 9-7 Record
Gaining all -important
experience, the Junior In-
dians built for next year's
varsity in a mediocre year,
ending with a nine won,
seven lost, register.
They got off to a good
start by winning their first
three, then lost to Chapman
before winning a pair. The
B-squad then dropped two,
won three, lost twice, won
again and finished out the
year with losses to Emporia
and Junction City.
This year's B-team
was headed early in the
season by juniors Dan Ker-
shaw, Jerry Metcalf and
Freddie Boone, but they
moved up to the Varsity and
Ron Sowell, Tim Grace, and
Stan Conrow took over as
Every boy out this year
had good potential and pro-
spects for the coming two
years look bright.
junior letterman, sinks
a left hand ed jump
Danny Kershaw laysone up for
the Junior Warriors while Stan
Conrow and Ron Sowell joc-
key for rebound position.
B-TEAM---LEFT TO RIGHT: TOP ROW: T. Dunn, J. Erickson,C. Chappel1,B. Parrish, T. Grace, S. Conrow, R.
Sowell. BOTTOM ROWg D. Slater, D. Russell, F. Lowman, D. Fiser, D. Leavengood, J. Pettle, D. Kershaw.
Th 0 Arts
Mixed Ensemble, seated L. to R., Bob Haines, Jim Roberts, Martha
Evans,Judy Jorgenson,Jane Fulton, Sharon Toburen, Dean Vincent,
Hoyt Kerr, Standing, L. to R., James MacFarlane, Steve Douglas,
Judie Kroell, Dorothy Hemphill, Joan Tollefson, Suzanne Waller-
stedt, Guin Morrow, Lloyd Helms, and John Erickson.
Jerry Pettle, Bill Washington, and Johnny
Yowell adjust their choir robes in the music
room before the fall concert.
The seventeen mem-
bers of Mixed Ensemble,
singing informally a-
round a table, produced
agreat deal ofcreditable
music during the past
year. They sang for ser-
vice clubs, assemblies,
TV, musicals, and at
music contest inthe
spring. The members
are selected from Robed
Choir. Forrest David-
son is their director.
Robed Choir, Row 1, L, to R., M. Evans, R. Mclntrye, I.
Lamb, K, Henning, C. Miller, L, Suelter, J, Tollefson,
F. Schwartz, S. Wilen, S. Wallerstedt, L. Burnette, J.
Jorgenson. Row 2, L. to R., Forrest Davidson, director,
M. Steele, D. Koon, M. Ogg, M. Crumbaker, L, Helms,
and harmony are the
three R's for the
boys' ocet. They
didagoodjob in us-
ing all three dur-
ing this past year
as they sang for as-
clubs, TV, special
tival. These boys
are chosen from
Robed Choir. They
are underthe direc-
Octet, L. to R.: Bob Haines, Jim Roberts, Dean Vincent, Lloyd Helms, Hoyt Kerr
, Johnny Yowell, Bryan Barr, and James MacFarlane.
tion of Forrest Da-
Vldson- Robed Choir Leads Vocal Department
After losing many members via
graduation, the Robed Choir has made
quite a come-back. With forty-eight
members this year, the choir was con-
siderably smaller in quantity, but
maintained the same high-top quality
of singing as in previous years.
The choir participated in many out-
side activities besides singing for
school assemblies, programs, and
H. Kerr, J, Yowel1,J, Erickson, J. Fulton, S. Drown, S.
Toburen, C. Laird. Row 3, L, to R., E. Arnold, G.
Florell, C. Clark, J. Kroell, D. Hemphill, J, Dietrich,
B. Washington, D. Vincent, J. Pettle, I. Miller, S.
concerts. Singing for service clubs,
special church programs and WIBW-
TV were among their activities. ln
the spring a tour was made to nearby
Bob Haines was president of choir,
with Bill Jensen as vice-president,
Jane Fulton as secretary, and Diane
Koon and Lu Ann Burnette as librari-
Regier, G. Morrow. Row 4, L, to R., J, Roberts, R.
Maynard, L. Lundquist,B. Haines, T. Grace, S. Douglas,
R. Wareham, B. Barr, J, MacFarlane, G. Cordova, W.
Treble Clef Rowl L toR K Waddell D Kendall
B Anderson M Suelter J Johnsmeyer R Hostrnsky
J Welch I Miller K Stacey Row2 F Davidson dr
rector M Lundberg A Ruwe W King H Varney
W Fields C Gaede M Brunt G Moritz Row3 M
Schmedemann N Kennedy M Penrod S Wagner W
Dietcher P Ryan C Smith M Clark D Morrell
Not pictured A Ott
Treble Clef, Boys Glee Club Prepare Voices For Choir
Singing for assemblies service clubs
musicals specialprograms and trav
elin-g to the music contest were the
activities ofTreble Clef Club a select
all girls vocal group This group
attired in their navy blue uniforms
not only looked but sounded pretty well
Forrest Davidson directed the group.
Officers of the organizationwere Mary
Sue Cchmedemann Pres ' LaVerne
Pultz, V-Pres.g Carol Smith, Sec:
Boys Glee Club, Row 1, L. to R.. D. Genger, L. Ben-
nington, D. Fiser, D. Cunningham, H. Cox, Jim Erick-
son, J, Beals, R. Fulghem, E. Simon. Row 2: A. Soper,
M. Scott, P, Dougherty, D, Powell, P. Hildebrecht, A,
Roberta Hostinsky Librarian The
Boys Glee Clubis composed of sopho
mores and Juniors this year with a total
of thirty members The group per
formed in the vocal music concerts
and in assembly The officers were
Jim Erickson Pres: Dick Cunning-
ham V-Presu Pat Dougherty Sec.-
Dick Roepke Librarian Lu Ann Burn-
ette accom ABoys Ensemble has
been formed from this group.
Chandler, A. Inman, H. Oppenlander, D. McGehe, G.
Martin. Row 3: D, Regier, L, Williams, E. Wimmer, J.
SelbY.l. Mi11er,J. King, D. Roepke, L. Atkins, D. Slater,
ROGERS PAINT sroma Sponsors: PETERsoN's
Girls, Glee Club
The Girls' Glee Club has fifty mem- Ann Teas, Librarian, Janette Carlson,
bers this year. They performed at Asst. Librarian, Sandra Drown, ac-
the vocal music concerts and in as- com. The Triple Triohas been formed
sembly. The officers this year are by some of the girls in glee club this
Linda Metz, Pres., Carol Kliefgen, year.
Vice-pres., Judy Kuykendall, Sec.,
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Girls' Glee Club, Rowl, L. to R.: C. Dooley, J. Warner, her, Z, Parshall, J, Dearborn, J. Olson, K. Rudolph, V.
J. Conrad, F. Marvin, D, Hilbish, P. Thompson, S. Lo- Garibay, A. I-lorlings, N. Livingston, B. Roberts, W.
berg, J. Jacobson, S. George, C, Fitzgerald. Row 2: M. Ruwe, L, Metz, S, I-loss. Row 4: N. Davis, M. Nolder,
Burton, P. Clark, J. Kuykendall, J. Harper, F, Parrick, N. Nelson, E. Mills, J. Scritchfield, C. Kleifgen, N,
J, Sawin, M.Osburn, M.McNei1, A. Edwards, V. Ceder- McCracken, D, Kientz, S. Schrenk, C. Donham, A,
berg, S, Greiveldinger, M. Washington. Row 3: I. Dre- Teas, I. Conrow, H. Fisher.
Triple Trio, Row l, L. to R.: S. Greivel-
dinger, P. Clark, N. McCracken, F. Marvin.
Rov' 2: J. Scritchfield, A. Teas, N. Nelson,
M. Nolder, L. Metz. Boys' Ensemble, Row l,
L. to R.: L. Atkins, L. Williams, D. Regier,
L. Bennington, D. Fiser, J. Erickson, E. Si-
mon.Row2: M.Sg:ott, J. Selby, D. McGehe,
P. Hildebrecht, H. Oppenlander, J. Beals.
Boys' Ensemble is a group of boys from Boys
GRIFFITH LUMBER CO.
The orchestra, pictured as they wished, is as follows
Row 1, L. to R.: L, Reitz, F. Schwartz, K, O'Fa11on, D
Eustace, P. Thompson, V. Hinds, C. Baker, M. Evans
Row 2: M. Finney, P. Ryan, T. Foltz, W. Dietcher,J
King, D. Tessman, R. DeCou, S. Shriver, A. Ott, M.
Clark, D, Koon, J. Johnsmeyer, R. Hostinsky. Row3
J. Booth, C. Fryer, I. Scritchfield, J. Miller, B. Stover,
D. McArthur, Joe Hostetter, G. Gerritz, E, Regnier,J
Parker, L. Metz, J. Maxwell, C.
Reid, E. Nonamaker, H. Varney
l. Wilson, C. Hansing, H. Love.
Teaford,J. Taylor, D. McGehe,F.
director, D. Pady, E. Royer.
Miller, G. Hixson, L
I, Harper, P. Blasing
Row 4: C. Laird, L
Marvin, Mr. Norvell
Orchestra Adds Two TV Performances To Activities
PepBand, Row l, L. to l
R.: D. McArthur, B.
Stover, Joe Hostetter, D.
Eustace. Row 2: C. Laird,
Jim Hostetter, H. Love,
J. Parker. Row 3: R. De-
Cou, D. Pady, L. Teaford.
mosphere for all
school pep ral-
lies was the pep
band's job. They
played at all out-
games and also
games. A dance
band was formed
last fall to enable
its members to
g ain knowledge
about dance mu-
sic and also to
The orchestra gained valuable ex-
perience this year by presenting tele-
vision programs at Topeka. These
programs were half-hour shows. The
orchestra also played in the fall and
spring musicals,and put on a winter re-
cital at KSC.
Dance Band: L. to R.: J. Wareham, L. Metz, I-I, Love, I. Parker, Joe Hostetter,
J. Maxwell, D. McArthur, T. Foltz, O. Sherman.
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String trio, Frances Schwartz, Jim Parker, Martha Evans. Trumpet trio, Joe Hostetter, David McArthur, Bruce
Ensembles Add Variety
The string trio, with three
new members this year,
proved to be an effective
combination. The three mem-
bers excell on their individual
instruments in band and or-
The first three trumpeters
in the orchestra formed the
brilliant trumpet trio. This
is the second year for this
The clarinet quartet and
the flute quartet are both new
groups this year. They were
formed because of the abun-
dance of good instrumental-
ists in these two sections.
The brass sextet, with five
returning members, proved
to be an excellent group. It
placed high for the last two
years in the state contests.
All of the above groups are
under the direction of Law-
Sponsor: Brass sextet, Connie Laird, Hildred Love, lee Tea-
Clarinet quartet, Dale Eustace, Elisabeth Nonamaker, Helen Varney
Flute quartet, MaryFrances Clark, Sue Shriver, Alice Ott, Diane Koon.
CITY DAIRY ford, Robert DeCou, Bruce Stover, David McArthur. i I ' I
'lfhe twirlers and drum majorette of the marching band this year were all members of
the juniorclass. Clockwisez Mary Sue Schemedemann, Dawn Morrell, Frances Schwartz,
drtun majorette, Sherry Siegle, Kay Waddell, and Sharon Butcher.
Band Marches At Many Civic Eventsg
"Norv" winds up in a typical first
Standing, L. to R., D. Jensen, S,
Conrow, J. Brown, L. Lundquist,
R.Coch,C. Sullenger. Sitting, D.
LOHS. E. Rbsnier, G. Gerritz, Joe
Hostetter, D. McArthur, B, Stover,
Under the able direction of Mr. Law-
rence Norvell, the largest MHS band
ever gained attention and recognition for
its numerous, snappy public perform-
ances. Eighty-four members filled the
ranks to form an impressive marching
Standing, L. to R., F. Marvin, C.
Moggie, H. Gier, L. Justus, L. Tea-
ford, I. Taylor. Sitting, C. Henning,
R. Thompson, T. Dunn, J. Selby,
D. Lind, Jim Hostetter, C. Laird.
Adds Sparkle To Half-time At Football Games
Four home football game half-
time programs were put on by
the band, expertly combining
music and drilling. They
marched in six parades , enter-
ed a band clinic, and put on
fall and spring musicals.
Lee Teaford was chosen as
president ofthe band, with Jim
Hostetter as vice-president,
and Diane Koon as secretary.
Above, Standing, L. to R., M. Breeden, I.
Arnold, C. Havens, W. Hixson, B. Rhoads,
B. Parrish, C. Donham, C. Sargent, D.
K ientz, S. Regier, B. Smith. Sitting, J.
Miller, V. Hinds, M. Penrod, L. Reid, M.
Schemedemann, D. Eustace. E.Nonamaker,
H. VarneY. I. Harper.
At right, Standing, L. to R., W. Yount, O
Sherman, R. Bayles. Sitting, C. Morton, E
Royer, D. Pady, W. Dietcher, C. Baker.
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parades. To the
left they are
in one of six in
which they par-
Below: standing, L. to R., S. Butcher, B.
Anderson, M. Evans, F. Schwartz. Sitting,
S, Shriver, A. Ott, M. Clark, D. Koon,
At right: standing, L. to R., L. Nesmith, L. Metz, J.
Parker, T. Foltz, D. Vincent. Sitting, P. Ryan, S.
Toburen, S. Siegle, I. Maxwell, C. Miller.
Above: standing, L. to R., L. Cowan, J. Skinner,
P. Given, P. Blasing, C. Hansing, H. Love. Sit-
ting, D. McGehe, D. Tessman, J. Compton, R.
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Behind every performance, whether it be band, glee clubs or robed choir
shown above, there are always the inevitable rehearsals.
Never receiving much recognition for their valuable
services are the three accompanists for our vocal
groups, C. Laird, L, Burnette, and S, Drown,
ABOVE: Though few, the Thespians are an important
part of MHS life. Standing, L, to R.: G. Cordova, J.
Roberts, S. Wagner, H, Love, C. Smith, Sitting: J,
Tollefson.I. Garrett,A. Stubb1efie1d.J. MacFarlane,
L. Marti, D, Kendall, C, Sitz, I, Lamb. BELOW:
Half-time at football games wouldn't be complete
without the routines of the majorettes, S. Siegle, M.
Schmedemann, S. Butcher, D, Morrell, K. Waddell.
Y-Teen Cabinet, Standing, L. to R.: E. Royer, treas,g A. Horlings, soph rep.: E, Dickens,
publicity chr.g S. Drown, song leaderg I. Lamb, social chr., L. Bischoff, sponsor, Sitting:
I. To11efson,service chr.: D, Kendall, sec.: M. Edwards, pres,g M. Crumbaker, vice-pres.:
I. Fulton, program chr.
Scarf Project Adds To
Mardy Edwards, Y-Teen president, makes
Prin. H. H. Bishop an honorary Y-Teen
Y-Teens began its year with National
Rollcall Week. A campfire service was
held, and mothers were invited. During
a regular meeting, a recognition party
with cokes and doughnuts was held in the
girls' gym. The highlight of the party
was when Mr. H. H. Bishop was made an
honorary Y-Teen member.
One of the new Y-Teen activities this
year was the Scarf Party. The members
sent a textile painted scarf to Finland as
a world fellowship project. To dedicate
the scarf, they invited I-li-Y members to
An Interpretation Play was the ob-
ject of one meeting. The junior and sen-
ior high presented "Void If Detached."
Y-Teens observed Thanksgiving by
sponsoring the annual ThanksgivingAs-
sembly. They also decorated baskets to
be filled for needy families of Manhattan.
Taking fruit to the Jolly Home during
the Christmas program, decorating the
tree for MHS, and a cabinet potluck with
Hi-Y were Christmas projects.
Heart Sister Week, Holy Week Serv-
ices, the Mother-Daughter Banquet, and
the Senior Farewell were all highlights
of this Y-Teen year. Miss Bischoff was
the faculty sponsor for Y-Teens.
The serving ofrefreshments and the games played earlier were the main
activities of the Y-Teen Recognition Tea.
Above: S. Buller, J. Hogg, and B. Conover
get awork-out at the Hi-Y concession stand
during football season. Right: G. Harper and
B. Conrow seem to enjoy watching C. Ker-
chner get a "pie-in-the-face"during a pro-
Winning Trophy, Continuing
Projects Keep Hi-Y Busy
The Hi-Y completed another suc-
cessful year of service and activities.
The membership topped one hundred
sixty-five and under the able leader-
ship of the cabinet, programs of re-
ligious, educational and entertaining
value were presented.
Some of the service projects in-
cluded: the Book Exchange, the con-
cession stand, joint cooperation be-
tween Hi-Y and Y-Teens in collecting
and distributing Thanksgiving bas-
kets, a Red Cross donation, and the
student telephone sponsorship, shar-
ed with Y-Teens and Student Council.
Five members ofHi-Ywent to the
eighth annual Hi-Y Model Legislature
in Topeka. The Easter Assembly,
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planned by Hi-Y was very impressive.
The Father--Son potluck, and the
Mother-Son Banquet were carried out
with much dignity. The Hi-Y regained
the Battle of the Sexes trophy to the
delight of everyone but the Y-Teens.
But with the intent of building a
bigger and better Hi-Y, the organiza-
tion never once failed to meet its basic
standard, "To create, maintain and
extend, throughout the school and com-
munity, high standards of Christian
Steve Douglas, a cabinet member,
was elected to the state I-li-Y Planning
Hi-Y Cabinet. Standing, L. to R.: J. Buller, co-sponsorg B. Osburn, vice-
pres.g B. Conrow, treas.g S. Douglas, service chr.g D. Pady, pres.g R. Rogers,
sponsor. Sitting: J. Garrett, world brotherhood chr.g B. Stover, sec.: J.
Roberts, devotions chr.g G. Hixson, publicity chr.g I. Parker, program chr.
Rule-violaters at Y-Teen Scarf Party pay penalty by singing
"Shake, Rattle, and Rolll "
C. Kerchner trades
"scarf" for L. Burnette
as he cuts in on B.
The Y-Teen Music Group adds to the Christmas H . h
spirit by singing carols around the Christmas ames aff e Y-Teen
tree. Scarf Party,
LEFT: Hi-Y and Y-Teen cabinets decorate the Christmas tree in
the main hall. BELOW: In backward fashion, Y-Teeners spell out
"ma1es" in a program for Y-Teens.
MANHATTAN ICE AND COLD STORAGE WARREN CAFE
Student Council. standing, L, to R.: B. Haines, ex-officio member, P. Lindsay, S.
Ballard, L. Williams. J. Pettle. Seated: MI. Swaim s onsor
, p , F. Schwartz, L. Reitz,
B. Barr, D. Koon, D. Leavengood.
Council Represents Entire School
The Student Council, governing body of MHS,
again carried out its goal of representing the en-
tire student body through its nine members. The
four seniors, three juniors, and two sophomores
met every Wednesday noon to workout the special
difficulties of Manhattan High.
The various activities of the Student Council
included sponsoring the Pigskin and Basketball
Proms, preparing and distributing programs at
football games, sponsoring class elections in the
spring, maintaining the coke and the pencil mach-
chines, arranging exchange assemblies, and clean-
ing and caring for the trophy cases in the main
A new job undertaken by the Council of 1954-
'55 was that of distributing flowers to all girls at
Mr. Roland Swaim completed his tenth year
as sponsor of the group. Officers were Bryan
Barr, president, Leland Reitz,vice- president,
Frances Schwartz, secretary-Diane Koon, cor-
responding secretaryg and Carita Clark, appointed
bookkeeper. Other members are Sonny Ballard,
jr., Pete Lindsay, sr., David Leavengood, soph.g
Lewis Williams, soph.g and Jerry Pettle, jr.
Bryan Barr pertorms one ofhis many
duties as Student Council president
by filling the pencil machine in
The Decoration Committee for the Pig-
skin Prom worked many days after school
in order to finish decorations in time
for the dance.
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Sports Editor W
L. Teaford and S. Wilen adjust the sign bear-
ing the staff's slogan, "Buy the '55" as J.
Workman, Bud Wareham, and L, Brumm give
Asst. Editor 3
Credit for most ofthe pictures in the MENTOR
and Blue M goes to the school photographers,
J. Baker, G, Cordova, C, Hansing, G. Gerritz,
and R. Bayles.
Blue M Increases ln Size
With the election ofthe editor and busi-
ness manager in the spring, the Blue M
staff was able to have several meetings
during the summer for preliminary plan-
ning. When school started things were
really rolling in order to meet the first
deadline,November l, 1954. Underclass-
men pictures were scheduled earlier this
year and were completed in September.
The editor, Salli Wilen, and DuWayne
Grimes, adviser, along with the assistant
editor, Alice Stubblefield, laid out the
pages of the '55 Blue M. This year's Blue
M contains eighty-eight pages not includ-
ing the twelve page supplement which will
be out in the late summer.
The Blue M and MENTOR staffs work together on both publications.
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The task of printing the MENTOR falls on the fourth hour printing
class shown above,
Mentor Boosts New-School Bonds
Because of the CentenniaL
ing section pertaining to it. An-
other new idea this year was the
assembly sponsored by the jour-
M queen candidates.
Lee Teaford, businessrnan-
ager, worked diligently to obtain
adsto sponsorthe book. He was
responsible for all in-coming and
out-going money transactions,
and was at the head of the Blue M
sales campaign. Jay Workman, as
the sports sectknL Gerry Gerruz, Chuck Hansing,
Gilbert Cordova, and Richard Bayles all helped in tak-
ing the pictures in the '55 Blue M. The few cartoons
which appear hithe book were dravniby Don Pady.
Mardy Edwards and Carol Sitz were elected editor
and business manager respectively of the MENTOR.
Page editors were assigned and the first MENTOR
came off the presses Oct. 15, 1954. After this, it was
assign stories, write copy, proofread copy, lay out
pages, and write headlines for the page editors. The
reporters were busily hunting information ontheir as-
signed story. Carol Sitz and her business staff pro-
vided the financial backing fo1'the hdentor by seUing
ads to local merchants. Gerry Gerritz was the photo-
grapher for the MENTOR first semester. A special
issue was published which helped the successful pas-
sage of bonds to buHd a new LAHS plus
Christmas and TORMENTOR issues.
Right: L. Brumm reads copy at the Mercury office where type
is set for the Mentor. Below: Friday is a big day for the
circulation staff shown here folding MENTORS.
Mardy Edwards ,3 t
The MENTOR business staff, L. Marti,
C, Sitz, Mr. Grimes, advisor, C. Mil-
ler, and I, Arnold go over bills at the
end of the month,
attention at C. Smith's "flapper"
party. BELOW: W. Spencer con-
soles C. Smith in one of her trying
RIGHT: E. Regnier is the center of
H. Love denounces J. Myers because he spurned her love
as G. Cordova and S. Wagner look on.
Juniors Revert To 1920's
The junior class play, "Turn Back
the Clock," was presented Oct. 21
and 23. The play concerned the
Palmer family and their life dur-
ing 1928. We met Evie Palmer
QCarol Smithl who has trouble mak-
ing up her mind over Charlie Hill
Uim Robertsj and Johnnie Stone
KWayne Spencerj. We also met Mr.
Palmer fGilbert Cordoval, Mrs.
Palmer fSharon Wagnerl, Larry
Palmer Uohn Myersj, and Sally
Palmer iljenise Kendalll. The
colored maid, Hilda, fLaVerne
Pultzl added humor to the situation,
as did Maybelle Harrison QHildred
Lovel and Irene lsherwood flmo-
gene Lambl. The play came to a
climax during a party where we
met Phyllis McSorley QEllen Dick-
ensj, Barbara Bannister fSuzanne
Wallerstedtl, Ollie Bannister IEQ
Regnierj, and Shorty Bascombe
Uohnny Yowellj. Other friends of
Evie's seen at the party included
Danny Annis, Gary Criss, Tim
Grace, Geland Moritz., Jerry Pet-
tle, Mary Sue Schmedemann, and
Lillian Suelte r.
Mr, Havens directed the play and
Sandra Drown was student director.
LEFT,Jr. Play Cast, seated, L, to R.: J. Roberts, E.
Regnier,J.-Yowell. ROW 2: G.Cordova, G. Moritz,
D. Kenda11,I. Lamb,l-I. Love,C. Gaede, W. Spen-
cer, J. Myers, ROW 3: S. Drown, C. Smith, L,
Pultz, S, Wallerstedt. ROW 4: S.Wagner, E,
Dickens, S. Butcher, L. Suelter. M, Schmede-
mann. BELOW: Words fly as W. Spencer and J.
Roberts both try to claim the affections of C.
Smith under G. Cordova's supervision,
FFA participated in
various activities. They
started early by receiving
fourteen blue ribbons, and
three red ribbons' at the
Topeka State Fair. Taking
field trips to farms to gain
skills in farming, making
farm equipment for shop
projects, and participating
in the Pest Eradication
Contest were some of the
club's activities. The
losers of the Pest Eradica-
tion Contest furnished a
Chili Feed to the winners
and the men of the faculty.
Walter Rudolph, presi-
dentg Dale Lind, secretaryg
and Mr. J. W. Taylorled the
Future Farmers of Amer-
ica in a very successful
The Future Homemak-
ers of America is a national
organization for girls en-
rolled in and interested in
home economics. The Man-
hattan chapter has thirty-
five members this year.
Among the c1ub's ac-
tivities were the Sock Hop
with the FFA, a Christmas
taffypu11,and bake sales as
money-making p r oj e c t s.
The officers who have made
1954-'55 a successful year
are Alice Whitney, presi-
dentg Ilene Nauerth, vice-
pres.g Shirley Regier, sec-
retaryg Irene Strafuss,
treasurerg and Diane
Kientz, historian. Spon-
sors were Mrs. Simmons
and Mrs. Collins.
In the top picture FFA is showm in one of its regular meetings and in
the lower picture are the members of the FHA.
FFA, FHA, Post Active Records
M.Perry, M, Crumbaker, B, Roberts, M, Dobson, I. Strafuss G MOIIIZ
and A. Whitney work on their FHA projects for special awards Lower
The FFA-faculty chili feed was sponsored by the losers ofPest Eradication
The ART CLUB, small
though it may be, spenta very
interesting year working on
various projects oftheir own.
They were sponsored by Mrs.
Schmitz. The COMMERCE
CLUB, under the supervision
of Mr. Swaim, undertook
some interesting projects
this year. The eighteen mem-
bers had ambitions of becom-
ing well enough organized to
join the National Business
Leaders of America. They
had many local speakers in
order to get different opin-
ions on business principles
and problems. Less student
performance and more out-
side talent has been the goal
of the MUSIC CLUB this
year. The club has co-
operated with the Jazz Club
in presenting several pro-
grams. The seventy mem-
bers ofthe club elected Diane
Koon, pres., Lu Ann Bur-
nette, program Chr., and Guin
The twenty-two mem-
bers ofthe PHOTOGRAPHY
CLUB studied such fields
of photography as picture
composition, light meters,
camera types, camera len-
ses, and darkroom proc-
essing under the direction
of Mr. D. C. Marshall. The
officers this year were
Gerry Gerritz, pres.g
Stanley Buller, vice -pres.,
Fred Johnson, sec.g and
Gilbert Cordova, program
Below: MUSIC CLUB Above: COMMERCE CLUB
VICTOR O. MUSE INSURANCE AGENCY
WOODY'S MEN'S SHOP
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Above: DRAMATICS CLUB Below: DEBATE
PRINTIN G CLUB
Standout activities of this year
for the M-CLUB included a
lively initiation in the fall, the
annual M-Club vs. Fac ulty
roundball tilt, a dance sponsored
by the club, and the scrumptious
picnic in the spring. The
PRINTING CLUB elected Law-
rence Frazier and J. D. Staatz,
as officers. Nick Talarico acted
as sponsor. They made one trip
to Topeka. The DRAMATICS
CLUB, in its second year, was
one of the larger interest clubs
with a membership of over
forty. Mr. Havens was sponsor,
with James MacFarlane, pres.,
Alice Stubblefield, vice-pres.,
and Lynn Marti, sec. The meet-
ings featured such entertain-
ment as skits, readings, and
DEBATE, a new, growing ac-
tivity at MHS, saw the squad par-
ticipate in tournaments at Rus-
sell, Topeka, Hutchinson, Em-
poria, and Wyandotte. District
tournament was at Wyandotte.
Twelve schools sent thirty-six
teams to the MHS novice tour-
nament. Returning next year
will be several sophomores and
juniors who should form the
nucleus of a good squad. Squad
record: 64 wins, 67 losses.
RIGHT: When 8:15 rolls around
each week day, it's one mass of
humanity rushing to lockers, as
shown here at the soph lockers,
BELOW: "The Boys" yell it up as
the Hi-Y chalks up another point in
the Battle of the Sexes.
RIGHT: Phil introduces and
nickna me s MHS's football
squad to the student body, BE-
LOW: Our "campus cleaners,"
Don Beauchamp, George Man-
ning, Leslie Campbell, Walter
Toburen, Harvey Swindell, and
Fred Arkell, take time out for
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RIGHT: Teen Town is the
"place to go" on Friday nights,
and dancing is the main ac-
Whether ln Agg1ev1lle Or Downtown,
We ff Bar lung The lndlans
A V News
Backman's Sportrng Goods
Ben Olson Shoe Repa1r 81 Leather
Brrd Musrc Co Inc
Brown1e's Coffee Shop
Burl1ew Cowan Funeral Home
Calvert Electrrc Co
Campus Coed State Theaters
Cathryn's G1ft Shop
C 81 M Motor Supply
Cof1eld Lumber Co
College Book Store
College Drug Store
College Cleaners 81 Shrrt Salon
De Luxe Cleaners
DeYoung's Radro Servrce
Dodd's Home Furn1sh1ngs
Do1ly's K Lunch
Frrst Nat1OUa1 Bank
Fran Schne1ders' School of Dance
I-Iard1n 81 Son Conoco Servrce
Hardman Lumber Co Wholesale D1v
Imperral O11 Co
Irv1ne's Skelly Serv1ce
J'ohn's Dalry Bar
110th Ordnance Co Kans Natl Guard
Kaup's Furn1ture Store
K1pp's Mus1c 8: Electrlc
K M A N
Manhattan Federal Savmgs 81 Loan
Manhattan Furn1ture Store
Manhattan Laundry and Cleaners
Manhattan Marble and Gran1te
Manhattan Mutual L1fe Ins Co
Manhattan New Car Dealers Assn
argaret s Flowers
Bredenberg Auto Co
Brewer Motor Co
Goetsch Irvrne Motor
Manhattan Motors Co
Mrller Auto Vxchange
Skaggs Motors Inc
Stanford Weese Nash nc
Nu Way Cleaners and Dryers
Paul Dooley Jeweler
Pollom's Book Store
R1chard's Conoco Serv1ce
Robert's Furn1ture Store
Sager Motor Co
Sal1sbury's Appl1ance 8: Musrc Store
Smart Shop Aggrevrlle
Unlon Nat1onal Bank
Van Bosk1rk and Jones All1s Chal
Walt Leonard Insurance
Yarn Shop Florence B Moore
Your Studro of Beauty
Golden Krust Bakery
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Is Revealed At
Spring Aetiv ities
Left, Blue M Queen, Lois Smith, is kept busy signing Blue M s. Above,
Candidates and escorts anxiously await the revealing of the Blue M
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Above, Lois Smith receives a corsage of white rosebuds and
blue carnations signifying her as Blue M Queen, Below right,
Mr. Bishop crowns Lois Smith Blue M Queen as Benny Osburn
beams his delight.
Above, Backstage was bedlam for a few moments after the
,crowning of the queen. Below. The distribution of Blue M's was
over quickly and students then began getting signatures.
Senior boys gab before eating at the Senior Dinner.
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Left, F. Boone. jr, class pres. re-
ceives the '55 class pennant from
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D. McArthur at 1heJr.-Sr. Ban-
quet. Upper right, L. "Bob Boles"
Teaford explains a biological
problem to B. "Brownie" Osburn
during Sr. Assembly. Below right,
I. MacFarlane and B. Wareham
do a take-off on a record in Sr.
Left, The fried chicken i
at the Senior Dinner was
enjoyed by all, including
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Left, L. Marti gives a humorous reading at the Senior Dinner. Middle, The Senior Dinner was the scene of Mr.
Bishop's last "big" talk to graduating seniors. Right, D. McArthur. sr. class pres., was MC at the Senior Dinner,
Jr.-Sr., Senior Dinner
Climax Spring Activities
Above, W. Bayles receives the remains ofthe '55 tie from D. Ruwe
at the Senior Dinner. Below left, B, Barr, MC of the Sr. Assembly.
gives the audience a little "Our Town" introduction, Below. During
Sr. Assembly the "school board" considered many problems.
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"Father of the Bride" May 5, 6
Tommi Banks ........ Carol Sitz
Mr. Banks .... .... B ob Doebele
Mrs. Banks. . , . . Judy Jorgensen
Ben Banks .... . . .Lee Teaford
Kay Banks .......... Lynn Marti
Buckley Dunstan ..........
Delilah .......... Sandra Wilson
Miss Bellamy. . . Alice Stubblefield
Buzz ....... . . . Dale Eustace
Peggy ...... . . Marilyn Moore
Mr. Massoula .... Ralph Wareham
Joe ....... .... B ob Haines
Red ..... . . Gerry Gerritz
Pete. 4 .... . . . Jim Parker
Tim's Man ........ Bob Conover
Mrs. Pulitzki ..... Elenita Royer
Extras.Betsy Bridges, Trudie Foltz.
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Stage Manager ................. O. Sherman
Joe Crowell ................ .... D . Pady
Doc Gibbs ..... . . . . . . .J. Garrett
Howie Newsome. . ....,....... H. Gier
Mrs. Gibbs ..... . F. Schwartz, K. Stacey
Mrs. Webb .... ....... J . Tollefson
George Gibbs. . . . . K. O'Fallon
Rebecca Gibbs. . .... D. Morrell
Wally Webb ..... . . R. Chelikowsky
Emily Webb ....... . . A. Horlings
Professor Willard. . . . . . D. Jones
Mr. Webb ........ . . . B. Barr
Simon Stimson. . . . . D. McGehe
Mrs. Soames ..... . . J. Kroell
Constable Warren. . . . . . B. Clark
Si Crowell ...... . . H. Albrecht
Sam Craig .... .............. B . Parrish
Joe Stoddard ................... J. Taylor
Others in cast: C. Havens, N. Davis, D. Fiser,
C. Kleifgen, D. Leavengood, C. Fitzgerald, J. Jacob-
son, F. Marvin, A. Ott, C. Donham, C. Gaede, M.
Schmedemann. L. Suelter, W. Deitcher. '
Frrst Year For Grapplers
Brmgs Promlsrng Results v-.
MHS's 1n1t1a1 year w1th a wresthng
team was qtute successful as shown by
Coach Phrl Bowman's gettmg three
strong men as far as the State Tour
Manhattan garnered 15 po1nts and
seventh place rn the Reg1ona1 Tourna
ment after comp1et1ng abetter season
than the 2 5 record shows my
Jlm Angle 157 pound
Jumor who made rt all
the way ro the State
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11m Dletrrch 178 pound
senxor who qualrfred for
the State Wrestlrng
LETTERMEN L to R top row B Washmgton I pounds thrs senror won
Angle I Dxetrrch W Puett Coach Phrl Bowman Bot hrs way to the State
tomrow L Taylor F Knorr W I Coffman L Cowan Wrestlmg Tournament
Not prctured G Crrss B Parshall
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SQUAD L toR, top row, I Angle, I Dretrxch, L Helms. D Anderson.L Justus. D
Long, J Hostetter, Coach Bowman Row 2, F Knorr, R Kamm,W Hlxson, L Taylor,
B Washmgton, W Puett, L Bennrngton. J Estes. Q Grllman Bottom row, H Kerr, E
Regn1er,J Yowel1,W I Coffman, L Cowan, B Whrtney, A Soper, P Sprker
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Grab 32rd Place
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Tennis men of Coach Bob Boles: L. to R., back row. B. Haines, C.
Hansing, T. Grace, L. Reitz, L. Atkins. Front row, M. Finney. J.
Pettle, D. Kershaw, J. Yowell.
Netmen Reitz and Haines, the only seniors, were a first ranking doubles
team. They got into the State Tourney before being eliminated by Ark City in
the first round.
Charles Hostetler led Indian swingers by snapping up co-medalist honors
in the CKL tournament at Emporia.
Taking the number three spot in the league, both golf and tennis teams are
expected to be much better next spring as the coaches are counting on several
fine returning monogram winners.
Bruce Stover, senior and number two
man for MHS linksters, sets him-
self for a putt. 'W
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---M on in a practice round. He was the
number one golfer for Coach Du-
Gary Kershner was number three man "
this spring. Gary was only a fresh-
man and should go a long way for
MHS in the next three years.
hm Dietrich, senior, prepares to
' tee off. He was the fourth man on
L, the team.
Wayne Grimes this year.
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Mose Richardson, Charles Kerchner, Fred Boone. Craig
Chappell, Steve Douglas, Gordon Harper, Ron Sowell.
Annis, Sonny Ballard, Charles Havens, Jerry Booth,
Bill Conrow, Jerry Metcalf, Dick Cunningham, Bottom
row, Manager Tommy Alexander, Oscar Douglas, Bill
Bob Doebele, Row 2, John Clark, Larry Justus, Danny White.
Track Squad Takes 4th In State, 2nd In CKL
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With Brilliant Performances
Track practice began immediately following the
State Basketball Tourney with sixty boys reporting.
Coach Ed Dissinger, assisted by Phil Bowman, had
a very successfulseason. MHS took fourth in the State
Indoor Meet at Ahearn Fieldhouse, second in the Sa-
lina Invitational, the Junction City Invitational, and
the Topeka Relays. The Indians scored 7 112 points
in the KU Relays and took first in the Atchison Relays
with 45 315 markers. Manhattan got second in the
league with 45 112 tallies, fourth in the Regional with
37 113 and fourth in the State meet at Wichita with
18 scores. In dual events during the season, MHS won
from Junction City, and Wamego while losing to Clay
Center, the Class A champs.
In the State, Sonny Ballard was AA champ of the
pole vaulters with a new record of 12-8 718. Mose
Richardson sprang to first in the broad jump at 22-l.
Ballard got second in the broad jump with 21-10 and
tied for 3rd in the high jump with Steve Douglas at
Other records set during the year were Ballard's
22-8 112 in the broad jump for a school record, and
BillConrow's: 15.4 in the highs and: 20.9 in the low
hurdles at the Topeka Relays for Relay and school
The Medley Relay team burned out a 3132.4 in
the league meet for a CKL and a school record. The
team, Mose Richardson, Jerry Booth, Fred Boone and
BillParshall, after hangingup good marks in the early
part of the season, was broken up when anchor man,
Bill Parshall, suffered an accidental gunshot wound
Half of the medley relay team, Mose Rich-
ardson and Jerry Booth, make a perfect ex-
change of the baton to help win this event
in a record setting time of 3:32.4.
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Charles Kerchner in the mile relay in
the CKL meet.
Sonny Ballard hits the bar on this one. but
it stayed up to give him the state pole vault
record at 12-6 718, breaking a 16 year old
record of 12-4 518. Only a junior. he will be
back next year.
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The lights flickered. They flick-
ered again. They went out. The class
of '55, along with their friends,
families, and faculty, sat in complete
darkness. Dr. John Bracken, the
Commencement speaker, kept on in
his unfaltering voice, trying to speak
above the undercurrent ofwhispering.
In a few moments a candle threw a
beam of light on Dr Bracken's face
and this was followed by candlelight
along the front of the stage and in the
hands of the seated graduates. This
is a picture of the graduation of the
Class of 1955.
After approximately one-third of
the class had received their diplomas,
the lights flickered again and the
auditorium was flooded with light, thus
ending the most remarkable Com-
mencement ever at MHS. At least in
the eyes of the all seniors it was and
always will be memorable.
Blue M signing is still in evi-
dence as seniors return from
Senior Week for Commence-
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with very effective decorations. ln-
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Wareham and Jim Howe left, and Lloyd
Helms and Carole Miller below, seem
to show that a good time was had by all.
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