Manhattan High School - Blue M Yearbook (Manhattan, KS)

 - Class of 1955

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Z5 Underclassmen .... 41 Athletics ..... . 51 The Arts. . . . 63 Activities. . . . 75 Beauty if The foresight and faith of these first settlers made Manhattan what it is today. Homelife Social Life Education Religion 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 times together. 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 youth. .sf 1 M , - .Ati 'R Om--hundred years ago the site of Manhattan was chosen for its beautyg it is still beautiful today. Manhattan's visitors are always impressed by its tree-ached streets. Well-planned parks provide not only beautiful scenery, but also recreational facilities. ?i',g 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. te' 'li salem. 5 Sponsors: CAMPUS CLEANERS REED and ELLIOTT JEWELERS 3 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, 1 'Ti i tin l not have to be done alone. 13 fi r Si X If 'v.,....IV Benny and Mary Lynn Osburn doing those Bill Conrow seems to think that a relaxed position is nightly dishes' necessary for studying. Sponsor: CHA PPELL CREAMERY INC. 4 Greta Florell and Larry Brumm prove that studying does 1 L""v---.., ..'1'f- ,....- 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 dancing. 129 3, . K , No party is complete without the food and Bill Washington and Dickie Russell appear to be anxiously hunting for it. X v 'IJ' ,li , , 'X The person who changes the records can rarely please everybody. Jane Fulton receives that type 7 of phone call that all girls like to get. 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, Superintendent,Harvey Lang- ford, Mrs. Carl Wilen, Alley Duncan, A.Thornton Edwards, Mrs.Claire Crumbaker,clerk. Standing, Irl Yeo, Jay Mc- Gehe. A . 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 s 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. sl 5 if ,J N 5 fs v " 9 The Methodist Chapel choir in a regular Wednesday night session. r- A Mlftg 9 4' we- The best ten minutes of our school day. C? 77 Remember Back When . . . Lowly sophs on their first day of high school. 1 ,f Chemistry students well remember that first lab day. This enrolling process is "o1d stuff" to juniors. . IW . L 2 si Shown taking advantage of the S 50 ticket sales are these ardent supporters of the football team E , A E v 1 K .- -0 'isglir' '.' M42 E RO alt 1 S lu, gin., 4' ' 3, ' . 'Q ,. " -' 9 ,- Q at , yrs. A , , x, ,. ,. LIXQN-1, V 'rf 'I A -.,- - ,. Lf .V '1 ,Q - , I Qng"vQ" -' , . S'---1, 2'-'f-f-L+ ll. ,.g,- r . -YQ- 1 Blue M Qqeeri Al tendantS .K MARILYN MOORE f GUIN MORROW lg.iRQL LU vi C 0 4' Cdmgw MARDY.EDW1f-RDS f'l. ' - f aff W LJ I '17 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 numerousavnardsforhisfootballplaying 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 MHS ers 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 ability 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 queen L! Lf- '6 'Q-vw. 12 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 Heptig. 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 teepee. Master of Ceremonies was Bryan Barr, Student Council president. Jane Fulton, Lois Smith, Ellen Dickens, and Pete Lindsay served as heads of the various committees. A new feature of the prom this year was the passing out of roses to all girls. 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 Prom, MALCOM HARKEY AMERICAN YEARBOOK Sponsor 13 1'--' ff 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 .SU - Ladies' Aid Societies. liilslwlllull ljrom 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 were history. 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 fi Us e-'ob 2? 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, 1955. 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. 15 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 Pigskin Prom Students SOC1d11LC M 51 hool Danees I x I 54 4 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. 16 Administration ...Alf 5 9 1 A is I if - 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 ferences. . 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 acceleration committee. RALPH ROGERS Sponsors: YEO and ELECTRIC CO, DOEBELE'S DRIVE-IN MARKET 18 mathemat1cs He has IOHN BULLER GLENN AMEND ROBERT BOLES Far ulty Has Many Dunes BCS1d6S Teachlng GUY HOMMAN 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 accelerat1on commlttee Mr Homman although a fxrst year man has a num Sponsor FARM BUREAU INSURANCE SERVICE 19 ber of Jobs already H teaches chem1stry 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 1S ahomeroom sponsor and on the profess1onal com mlttee SHIRLEY SCHMITZ PHIL BOWMAN . . e ' , re- , - 2 .' 5 . . 5 ... ' . a , s,, , ' ' ' , - X sponsor. He is timer at ,Q l , - 3 7 , a ' , - , - . e ' - 1 3 ,f . . ' x , - IOAN HARDMAN NELS HAVENS il FORREST DAVIDSON LAWRENCE NORVELL Fai ulty 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 structorofband andorchestra 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 Amer1canh1storyclasses She 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 athletlc board LUCILE BISCHOFF MARJORIE BERGER ED DISSINGER Sponsors: FIRST NATIONAL BANK SEARS, ROEBUCK, AND CO. 20 vtxtkwwf , . 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I A ' I , A X 1 I x semble, and boys octet are all Y . . - - I' 4 3 3 i R 9 I ANNA MARLEY Faculty 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 semor class 1,4-Ll fl-1,0-nm . 19 nbwf A! f'7 HS Du AYNE GR ES MILDRED SYKES Ivfviw CHARLES RAPP ROLAND SWAIM 1.13 FRANCES MCKENNA WARD BAYLES Sponsors AGGIEVILLE BARBER SHOP COURSER FUNERAL HOME 21 ,nm ,di ::"M- 5 F ,A 'XL V , , 1 L f L is .if . ' a - Q ' ' ' S 1. n if t ORVILLE GOBBER NICHOLAS TA LARICO DUA NE GREGG LABERTA SIMMONS DOLORESS COLLINS I W TAYLOR Teachers Gulde ln Many Flelds Sponsor 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 sponsor SCHME DEM A NN IMPLEMENT CO 22 I 4,1 ,4 A fi, y 0 I as . . ., ' th professional committee. This -.J l VW 'a . . I A , ' - . . , e- Faculty Portrays Varled Phases Cf Llfe 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 fee hour Herb g1V1l'1g the H1 Y CAROL DUERFELDT All FLOY KOON MADGE BUSCH Sponsors: IUSTUS FURNITURE CO. COURSER FUNERAL HOME '23 Sv fi' D C MARSHALL BERTHELLA CHEATUM LUCILE CAUGHRON . . b . ' ,fl ' , 1 , N . - . . Xl N, A -' . ' ' , . ' gk reading and music. Mrs. boys the Old 0HC'IW0- , . , . . . , - j Seniors .y,,,1, W , if ' .A New 'f :?wwi53wgQ5 Q: I 7 4 I gy? 'Wfvf W, V - A-W fw,AQ,f,4f2w xsP- A -fgffw " - V v .mp ., - f w,g,11 DAVID MCARTHUR 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 MARILYN MOORE 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. BRUCE STOVER 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 Sponsor 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 two years. 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 come true. 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. STUDIO ROYAL -.. 49 3 ' 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 4 as dfx .-.Q 3 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 3. 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 ZS' -can - 2 can '1' 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 13 X-:Q 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 We 'HQ "'-9 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 '6- 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 Club 4. Marlene Collier Bob Conover Bill Conrow Louise Cordry Gerald Crabtree lfsr 1' Q-f I. ffl ,x. I 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 fx s sz, 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 1 'H-lv! .7 , -I' "'-E? ,X B. Vlt ,,, 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, Y 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 .. B 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 il ,3,4-5, v, nas- 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 Locker Confabs 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. lor Gerald Henderson 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 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 41 9' 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, I dl' 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, 2. Francis King John Kitterman Fred Knorr Jim Knott Diane Koon gs 172 'Qtr Aff 1 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 .4-V. A 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 Conference 4. Ilene Nauerth Tanya Nelson Lou Ann Nesmith Bettie Niemoeller Benny Osbum V-ss' ill LYS' 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 Sx 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. ee 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 O! Virginia Vera Ralph Wareham VIRGINIA VERA 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- 4-Q' if 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. Our Last "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, 3 J B x. 9. if x ,kefskxf ig., R. J, w?Xfrv4 ' ' iff, Crew members of the junior play tear down scenery and props after the last performance. .. 6 QXNHATT A AN. 1 rf- 'Kglx 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, fi Y as F IDI w 'I I. Booth, L. Alexander, and L. Rogers take time out for a little gun play before boarding the "Ye11ow Racer," The feminine contingent QI-iow did R. Bayles and J. Hostetter get in there ?J arrives at the Soph Party. U P r if 1 t x . 4 Q .4 's v Danny Kershaw does his "door-opening duties" as an M-Club initiate. Sidelight Shots 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 Party! wx.-4 Marilyn Moore and Lynn Marti put beautiful faces on Mary Sue Sch- medemann and Lillian Suelter for the junior play, ognition Tea. 39 X GARY HIXSON A man s true wealth IS the good he does rn thrs world Mohammed 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 ours 40 livery student in MHS and every person who had known Gary It memotiam Underclassmen WL. 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 coke machine. The main money making project ofthe junior class was their play, "Turn Back the Clock." Shown above are some members of the cast during rehearsal. 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 1 56." 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 cheerleaders. 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 Ensemble. 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. Sponsors: VIKING MANUFACTURING CO, SCl-lEU'S CAFE Nana , ,of Harold Jim Danny Jesse Clara Albrecht Angle Annis Baker Blanc we 'Fi lx Julia im Glenda Sharon Pearle at W. I. Boyd Brown Budden Butcher Callahan Clark Coffman Wilma Dietcher 'ae Q 'V-f,ff Sy J H Q H J Z John Erickson Victoria Garibay .- ,-1 .4- Y Stan Gilbert Gary Marjorie David Ellen Janette Conrow Conrow Cordova Criss Crumbaker Deppe Dickens Diegleman Von Dix "U, 'ur Jesse Estes John Garrett L., 14 Marlene Kenneth Ben Steve Sandra Clara Dobson Donham Douglas Douglas Drown Duerfeldt T' Martha Winifred Michael Janice Betty Carole Evans Fields Finney Fleeker Frazier Gaede Susan Harold Pamela Firman Tim Chuck George Gier Given Gladow Grace Hanslng 1- f. NJ gg .1 :.,m 5 S M w .. 5,-.-nj? -if , 1: gif? '-EM? ,kia ,F way, ,, 5, . I A 'Q' -'ln' Sophomore class officers Tom Dunn vice president Janice Hof man Secretary treasurer David Long President ff-N f '+ Itseems as ifconcentration is a large factor in this game at the soph party as shown by the faces of the participants 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- classmen, Roberta Hostinsky and Richard Bayles were elected cheerleaders, to the delight of their sophomore class- mates. Sponsors: 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 Wareham. 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 Pigskin Prom. 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 3, A was 'FP' 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 Taylor Sponsors: FARMERS UNION CO-OP OIL DEPT. CAMPUS BOOK STORE 50 Athletics ., N. Z E Z A z 1 'C if a v 4, , ,.qg ff 'N fan 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, John Clark. in Sponsor D KWALLS 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 year's prospects, UC DOWNTOWN AGGIEVILLE 52 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. 'M anhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan l3 ..... lZ . . . Lawrence Marysville . Chapman 43 . Junction City 6 . . Clay Center Z0 ..... Topeka McPherson . Salina air-tight defense and an un- relenting offense to roll over an unusually weak Bluejay elevenbefore2,500over joy- ed fans. 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 i, ch Hard charging fullback Fred Boone lowers his head against a watchful Abilene defensive man X 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 J. C. Sponsor: R 8: G SUPER MARKET 53 9: N , Q. 36 9? reef 97' 'Nw 'QQ Qin John Garrett Jim Angle B111 Parshall Benny Osborn Junior Guard Junror Tackle Senior Guard Senior Guard Second Letter Second Letter Second Letter Second Letter 4 K Q! ,W Sonny Ballard Larry Justus Fred Knorr Junior Quarterback Junlor Quarterback Senior Quarterback Second Letter Second Letter Ftrst Letter ,... Tube Posts 4 5 Record Larry Brumm Senior Center Second Letter Jim Dietrich Senior Center Second Letter Gary Funke Senior Guard First Letter Danny Annis Junior Fullback Second Letter Fred Boone Junior Fullback Second Letter Bob Doebe le Senior Fullback Second Letter Sponsors STEVENSON S 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. 54 1 "" at, O16 as 'F '5- QQ -'G Bob Clark John Clark Semor Tackle Semor Tackle FHS! l-eller Second Letter Ron Sowell Gary Hrxson Jumor Tackle Semor Halfback Second Letter Second Letter 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 so Coaches Instruct Sponsor: GOLDEN BELT LUMBER CO. at 'ar Gordon Harper Semor Tackle Q Q2 Second Letter 6:5 Mose Rtchardson Sophomore Halfback Q Ftrst Letter ang. ,Q QB' B111 Conrow Semor End Fust Letter Jay Workman Semor Halfback Second Letter Lorrarne Alexander Steve Douglas Junror End Second Letter Semor Halfback Second Letter Charley Kerchner Semor Halfback Second Letter Jrm MacFarlane Semor End Second Letter Leland Rertz Semor End Second Letter Head Coach Drssmger dragrams football strategy to assrstants Boles, Gnrnes, and Bowman. 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. Jerry Lundberg Semor Halfback Second Letter 55 1 Y 1 ' S 'V f' ,. 'v 'r ' Q H 1 . f f N' 'x 1' ' gl . -2 gm V 4- ' r . . 'V ' A - V ,I i- f fgmta' - V . wi a ' Y ' v, . , ' .' W ' Q lux ' 3 '- ' ' I A uv .21 u Il , X i f Q , R 'v I K v' 33 , . . 1 , Il ll u 1 I . fp . , . . . . . . L' X n. 3 V o I . t X , . .., . V ae! kt VARSITY LEFT TO RIGHT BOTTOM ROW B Doebele J Clark D Annrs L Johnson I Lund 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 Z4 0 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 perrence Sponsors GILLETT HOTEL IOHNSMEYER FEED 8: SEED CO Salma Chapman Junctron Crty O Clay Center Abrlene 0 Emporra Sophomore Game Manhattan 13 Emporra Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan Manhattan . sr 9 , 3 if SL nigh 35' 0 51, Q .3 PM PP f '79 Q no yf'?'5lfanj- ,gs 592 083 77 ' 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 56 lf 1 I I 4 l ' . 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' 2 . , ,, . , . , . , . , . , . . fre.-' ef'-sf Q, c TrainerBi1lIenSen WOFRS hard over Larry JL1SIus'S ln- Bob Doebele cuts sharp to avoid Abilene tacklers and 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 Both were on the All-CKL first Q A A X team. 2 K 5 I ' . .. +, 57 Y, 1 ' " , qs- 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 defense. second team even though MHS played in only one game. Steve Douglas. junior two year letterman, snatches the sphere fromfour Salina play- ers. Bob Haines, two year senior letterman, gets open and waves for the ball. Ed talks it up during a time-out. First Loss Coinvs In Slate Tourney W .K if., X Freddie Boon, junior two y ea r letterman, pushesasoft one up on the boards. Douglas, Doebele, Reitz, and Con- row watch Ballard's fade-away jump shot on its way toward the the hoop. MHS Opponents 80 Seaman 37 T 61 Marysville 38 T 61 McPherson 41 H HIGHLAND PARK TOURNAMENT 66 Ottawa 59 53 Topeka 47 ffinalsj 72 Chapman 45 H 54 Salina 50 T 78 Clay Center 34 H 87 Abilene 72 T 58 Emporia 48 T MHS Opponents 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 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT 72 Salina 63 66 Emporia 60 ffinalsj STATE TOURNAMENT 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 rebound Bob Doebele s e n 1 o r two y e a r letterman dr1ves1n to put up two for Manhattan 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 Chr1stmas vacat1on 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 61 I' CharlesKerchner sen ror two yearletterman goes as hard as ever ln th1s shot so we wouldn't break 100 po1nts an example of the Ind1ans' sportsmanl1ke at tltude 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 I . N . . 'W - jx . ta ' ' wr., ,-a l - - ll 1 t ' - ' , - 41. -, ' ' Coming from behind as scare by leading until the f I , - , . ' . - ' I . . : V. 5 3 ' D , 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 iff Dan Kershaw , two year junior letterman, tries to dribble around his guard. 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 able leaders. Every boy out this year had good potential and pro- spects for the coming two years look bright. Jerry Metca1f,twoyear junior letterman, sinks a left hand ed jump shot. 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. 'kk Th 0 Arts 59 ff 'SV 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. Mixed Ensemble 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, Uctet Balance, blend, 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- semblies, service clubs, TV, special programs, musi- cals,andmusic fes- 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 towns. 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- ans. 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. Spencer. 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, D. Herbstreith. 1 kt 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., , 'sf 9. , ' .4 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. --X 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 Glee Club. Sponsor: GRIFFITH LUMBER CO. 67 0-3.5 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. Providing at- mosphere for all school pep ral- lies was the pep band's job. They played at all out- of-town football games and also at basketball games. A dance band was formed last fall to enable its members to g ain knowledge about dance mu- sic and also to have fun. 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. Sponsors: THE PRESCRIPTION SHOP BAYER CONSTRUCTION CO., INC 68 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- chestra. The first three trumpeters in the orchestra formed the brilliant trumpet trio. This is the second year for this organization. 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- rence Norvell. Sponsor: Brass sextet, Connie Laird, Hildred Love, lee Tea- Stover. Clarinet quartet, Dale Eustace, Elisabeth Nonamaker, Helen Varney Jean Harper. Flute quartet, MaryFrances Clark, Sue Shriver, Alice Ott, Diane Koon. fs CITY DAIRY ford, Robert DeCou, Bruce Stover, David McArthur. i I ' I 69 1 2 .4""" '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 hour rehearsal. 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 unit. 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. Sponsors: i 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. COLE'S DEPT. STORE DON AND IERRY'S CLOTHIERS 71 fl. f'N,Q,! lf.. 'si .2 w wg f ., The Manhattan High marching band is often askedto play for parades. To the left they are shown marching in one of six in which they par- ticipated. Below: standing, L. to R., S. Butcher, B. Anderson, M. Evans, F. Schwartz. Sitting, S, Shriver, A. Ott, M. Clark, D. Koon, DeCou. 1 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. Sponsors: 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. Q -fs UNION NATIONAL BANK COCA COLA BOTTLING CO 72 In The MHS Activity Whirl D ,JJ tg' l' .. Behind every performance, whether it be band, glee clubs or robed choir shown above, there are always the inevitable rehearsals. 11' Never receiving much recognition for their valuable services are the three accompanists for our vocal groups, C. Laird, L, Burnette, and S, Drown, c :Qi 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. V 0t1v1t1es 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 Y-Teen Activities txt NN nxt WY X Mardy Edwards, Y-Teen president, makes Prin. H. H. Bishop an honorary Y-Teen member, 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 the party. 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. 4 Q 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- gram. 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, u . . . planned by Hi-Y was very impressive. W 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 character." Steve Douglas, a cabinet member, was elected to the state I-li-Y Planning Board. 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. Sponsor STUDIO ROYAL xl Y-Groups Cooperate 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. NJ Sponsors MANHATTAN ICE AND COLD STORAGE WARREN CAFE 78 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 hall. A new job undertaken by the Council of 1954- '55 was that of distributing flowers to all girls at the dances. 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. if 2 ,va Bryan Barr pertorms one ofhis many duties as Student Council president by filling the pencil machine in the office. The Decoration Committee for the Pig- skin Prom worked many days after school in order to finish decorations in time for the dance. e A gr R4 Pg, I , , . ,J R 3 f ' m sani when it Editor ,B A J .aw Alice Stubblefield 5 . 53" Qi fi"-'Z sz.-:af W .., 'Wy Jay Workman A 'Q 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 'their approval. 59-s-208 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 Lee Teaford Business Manager 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. 1' x 'f ---"5uF,-if U.-1 , 2 I The task of printing the MENTOR falls on the fourth hour printing class shown above, Mentor Boosts New-School Bonds Because of the CentenniaL thisyear'sbookcxnuainsan open- ing section pertaining to it. An- other new idea this year was the assembly sponsored by the jour- nalisnrclass,announcingthe Blue 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 sportsedUor,1aidoutandIdanned 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. bf f! the special 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. 'hrs la li -1 fj Mardy Edwards ,3 t Editor Carol Sitz Business Manager 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, Q' attention at C. Smith's "flapper" party. BELOW: W. Spencer con- soles C. Smith in one of her trying moments. RIGHT: E. Regnier is the center of If H. Love denounces J. Myers because he spurned her love as G. Cordova and S. Wagner look on. v 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 We 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 year. 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. in 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 Contest. .J-9 Interest Clubs 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 Morrow, sec.-treas. m - PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB 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 chr. ART CLUB Below: MUSIC CLUB Above: COMMERCE CLUB I I VICTOR O. MUSE INSURANCE AGENCY WOODY'S MEN'S SHOP ., ' Q ,Srl , 43 ei s , M-CLUB Interest Clubs 'tb v Above: DRAMATICS CLUB Below: DEBATE Ilfvvli 86 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 pantomimes. 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. -sl 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 a picture, NAQ M ssh sk xp J .J I Q95-fi ll if A I A lc, 3 ' Camera Glimpses ff'-1 Of MHS School Life Wt? 3 RIGHT: Teen Town is the "place to go" on Friday nights, and dancing is the main ac- tivity, Whether ln Agg1ev1lle Or Downtown, We ff Bar lung The lndlans A V News Backman's Sportrng Goods Ben Olson Shoe Repa1r 81 Leather Goods Brrd Musrc Co Inc Bottger's IGA Bootery Bradstreet Jewelers Brown1e's Coffee Shop Brumm's Bakery Burl1ew Cowan Funeral Home Calvert Electrrc Co Campus Coed State Theaters Cathryn's G1ft Shop Crty News C 81 M Motor Supply Cof1eld Lumber Co College Book Store College Drug Store College Cleaners 81 Shrrt Salon Darry Ann De Luxe Cleaners DeYoung's Radro Servrce Dodd's Home Furn1sh1ngs Do1ly's K Lunch Downey's Sundrmes Downtown Chef Dunne's Drug Frrst Nat1OUa1 Bank Fran Schne1ders' School of Dance I-Iard1n 81 Son Conoco Servrce Hardman Lumber Co Wholesale D1v H1xson's 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 K1stner's Greenhouse K M A N LAB Televrsron Manhattan Federal Savmgs 81 Loan Assn 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 Mar Cafe Moore's IGA Nu Way Cleaners and Dryers O'Neal's Grocery Orange Bowl Paul Dooley Jeweler Pollom's Book Store R1chard's Conoco Serv1ce Robert's Furn1ture Store Sager Motor Co Sal1sbury's Appl1ance 8: Musrc Store S1mpson's TCICVISIOH Smart Shop Aggrevrlle Thayer Grocery Unlon Nat1onal Bank Urquhart's Van Bosk1rk and Jones All1s Chal mers Walt Leonard Insurance Wardrobe Cleaners Wareham Hotel Wareham Theatre Wassberg's Inc Yarn Shop Florence B Moore Your Studro of Beauty Golden Krust Bakery M ' ' ' - - ' . Co. ' - ' 1 . City Typewriter 8: Office Supply Tri-COL1I1tY MOt0I' CO. 88 X 4-w Long-Awaited Secret Is Revealed At Signature Dance ,t 5 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 Queen. B I ,U 1 rl Q Y f 3 Q Pk, Q 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. N 'Kw- 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. "Y l" Q 13" Senior boys gab before eating at the Senior Dinner. i Jlgir 'ills 4 , . lr ,r ? 3 1 6 3 1 t 2 E tr auzah nts? Left, F. Boone. jr, class pres. re- ceives the '55 class pennant from WV! nfl! Y Y I Q g 1 f rl 2 of s ,f i , xi '4 E r 1 .V f .Nay 1, r m .Q i i "v f . A, 1' . xi ' 5- , Aly, M fi r-'Eff -' fl 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. Assembly. Left, The fried chicken i at the Senior Dinner was enjoyed by all, including :he faculty. .ua ,f 35 , v 'self' is. it ' N ff . ,ww 1 L fi! l i " I 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 and Assembly Climax Spring Activities I 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. , 'iw Q si ' QQ' 4, x , P 5 l -L--1 ff" f -PR. 'ff Af' Senior Play I I , , ' 4 I V - If ' ,Q L' "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 .......... James MacFarlane 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. eq, 'x X X .Pj 2 iw' lg.. .1 -My ' v ,gp 'f V 1. 1 Q'Our Townw All-School Play April 14, 15 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. ' 5 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 A ney 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 Wrestlmg Tournament V Wresthng Record MHS MHS MHS MHS MHS MHS MHS Salma Topeka Almena Topeka Salma Russell Douglass 11m Dletrrch 178 pound senxor who qualrfred for the State Wrestlrng Tournament Freddre Knorr 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 v '. if ,E ' it f' 1,111 A Civ ef 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 6 . . . is' A a,ryy-:' f , . T 3 iraq, Wm' - . . A ,Y 1 L - J ,,,,.,,.,, ,,-gl NAA' Q ' ' - H w'S"'Za's1"""" ' 24 7 'K ' """' ' 4 if .'.t . 'fl' Any 18 ' 27 8 X 36 12 , 22 33 N . 23 26 ' 1 H " 19 ' 27 32 15 14 24 Q . . 4 . O Q qv A , TQ" -ff" ' H A Q S, iw v J , Golf And Tennis Men Grab 32rd Place In League f -. Q ,. ,. ' , ,l 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 . . .........' Junior Charles Hostetler chips one Q' i"if"" 'W' ---M on in a practice round. He was the number one golfer for Coach Du- i, Lvjug S 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. 4 . , fn ' I ' 5 vo X X 7 ,oo 7 2 Q Y Q , i ' 5 - . ,r ,, 1 W d F 1 f S, 5" ' Q . 'P if ' f "" "im jp 1-rx, X '- P..i's15.QQ - J 9 X 6 5 t l ,, M f' 'K txbY' L s 'O "',-re. lf'-Alisa-'N --f Stag, 'Q--'Lexi f- X L ffl f --' .3 M, ibwpx 4? . 5 -F ,by -1 -4++f".., My L A if-9. rg. I W ,, s l ,,, af A ' 4 X W, x.,,aL.g A at if g nl st., y . , . ' , 17, si Rau W ' M, . '5 , -' wiki! Q W , 25' '34 an swi':44QA i 'ia' Y A fax . 6. L 4 ,, ' A J, r, 'iff if .A - 1, V5 ik fl 7 I K U s K, 2, .il p .awp :lv ,, V V. Aa fa S I . - A ' 1, Ts ' 'A at . 2 ii", fl' . f 'ff' . ' il , - 3 .E 4 fl X V 1 Q' Nr 2, ' 1 H-ff? 4 xx- .L B. -1-1 , I r -A 'la I V ly , A f' Manhattan High 1955 track squad: L. to R.. back row. 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 is dk:.f'i', Steve Douglas flicks a high hurdle this time, but he was one of the ,, , Q E! consistently outstanding cindermen '44-.L-L-i...f..,, who will be back again next year. W wtf' ' ' 1 ' '-w--r Bill Conrwv covers the hurdles in the CKL meet. He had times of: 20.9 in the lows and: l5.4 in the J' Q f . .- .. highs this spring. ' f'-"'l' "MM P" " ' "M 'C M' 1,9 Q, ' .y 8 ' -H auf.: Z F017 Ballard, Richardson Pace Tribe 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 6' 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 records. ' 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 7 fn 'W'-m..,..,,,, ,.,.,.is-lt ,Q 'lf--..a 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. in his foot. X !f4VV 'V . 1 .'5'-9,97 --.. ...- H fi-fa 1-af i.: it E 6 I -'ff'-'j' ii, -Milli, N' " J- 1 -of 1 t A B .4 X N VZ: Iv -v1:v I ,,. 5 1 f:'.j.i--lr' Q H. 2 7 - .13 - f' V ' f 'fit ggi-,T 1 v,,, ,W For ' 3 y A v .f 4, vi ,aa f 46, -Q ,f l Freddie Boone has just received the stick from Charles Kerchner in the mile relay in the CKL meet. 9 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. cf 'ea FP! A tg N ' E' J A Xll.','5'l'13- if El. .4 Q ll? 130. I 5 Q Q 41.1 955 Commencement ls Unusually Memorableg 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- ment practice. I! I! ' ' QFD ..:'. 9' Q "'4'?igf I v :af S ' "1' ?e,!,A:mv1 I " 'fi'1Lxf3Q: ' 1' "I H ' A ffliffzfafg sl-5. A-sz. 551 c ,fe ff x The class of 1955 listens to Dr. John Bracken give the Commencement address before receiving their diplomas Seniors Graduate By Candlelight ff -s 1 el l rg it Q Q 14 l xi O X Primping before the mirror was still anecessary task even at graduation. 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