Milton Union High School - Blackhawk Yearbook (Milton, WI)
- Class of 1954
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Music , . . . . 29
Patrons I , 3-4
Athletics . 35
School Life . . . .6I
Calendar I , , 7I
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FT SCHOOL SONG
When Milton Union's brave men fall in line
We'll win this game, we'll win it everytime,
For Milton Union's men I yell, I yell,
For red and white I yell, I yell, I yell, I yell.
For then its U Rah Rah for Union High
Our team is on the beam, we'lI hit the sky.
Those kids from Union will uphold their name
We're gonna' win this game.
Foreword .. 4
Dedication , . . 5
School Board , . 6
New Gymnasium . 6
Faculty , . I , 7
Classes , , .Il
Senior . . ,I2
Junior , I I . 22
Sophomore , . I 24
Freshman . U26
The anticipation of reading and viewing the Blackhawk is equalled
only by the pleasure of perusing its pages in later years. The Blackhawk
presents some interesting scenes from your high school days which you
will come to treasure as the years fly past.
High school days are happy days. The friendships formed will be
lasting and an interest in these friends will be continuously maintained.
For this reason the possession of this yearbook will prove most helpful
This year's annual has many interesting pictures and written sum-
maries which will cause it to be read and re-read to a very great extent.
Students by means of this book may relive their high school days which
are the happiest days of their lives. lt seems almost certain that you will
enioy this book and will agree that it is a very good one.
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We declicaTe This book To ArThur Arnold, a member of The Class of
1954, who was sTricken wiTh polio in The fall of 1952. He was very acTive
in school acTiviTies and was a member of The varsiTy TooTbaII Team. We,
his classmates and friends, hereby dedicaTe This 1954 Blackhawk To him
as a TribuTe To his courage and sporTsmanship in his fighT To recovery.
Wayne Davidson, Mrs. Stuart Shadel
Archie Striegl, Mrs. Gilbert Birky
All citizens of Milton and Milton Junction are proud and happy about having a new
gymnasium, one of the finest in Southern Wisconsin. Such a fine building does not iust
happen or spring full-grown from somewhere.
Many citizens had an active part in making it a reality. A lot of hard work and plan-
ning went into it. A lot of promotion, education and urging brought it into existence.
Among those who did a great deal in this direction were: the members of the P.T.A. under
the leadership of Prof. A, L. Loomer, the Board of Education of which Archie L. Striegl is
president, and the student body.
Suitable exercises accompanied the breaking of ground on March 25, 1953, with Mr.
Striegl turning the first shovelful of dirt.
Dedication exercises were held between games on December 3, 1953, with Supt, C. H,
Dorr acting as Master of Ceremonies.
A basketball tournament was held in the new building on February 22, 23, and 24
which was a big success. A Physical Education program utilizing every student in the high
school was given on April 8.
THE NEW GYMNASIUM
C. H. Dorr
Carl F. Benrud
B.E. Platteville State Collegeg
MA, University of Wisconsin
Ruby A. Agnew
B.E. Whitewater State Collegeg
M.A. Northwestern University
Roy J. Colbert, Jr.
Shop and General Science
B.S. Platteville State College
Mrs. Dortha Grovert
Physical Education for girls
B,A. Coe College
Charles H. Dorr
Graduate, Whitewater State
B.A. University ot Wisconsin
Carl F. Anderson
Physical Education for boys
B. S, University of Illinois
Calvin W. Gale
Science and Mathematics
M,A. University of
Mrs. Helen Hull
B.S. University of Wisconsin
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BA. North Central College
Mrs. Roxa Pritchett
Dubuque Conservatory of
Music, Post-Graduate, Dubuque
Conservatory of Music, Artists
Conservatory of Music
Mary Helen Juneau
B.A, Mount Mary College,
Mrs. Sally Natter
English and Forensics
B.A. Milton College
Joseph F. Mongue
English, French, and Forensics
B.S. University of Wisconsin
B.A. Milton College
M.A. University of Colorado
William W, Kean
History and Latin
B.S. fEducationl University of
Social Studies, Basketball
B.S. Milton College
B.S. North Central College
English, Business Practice,
BA. Milton College
Mrs. Lucille Warren
B.M. University of Wisconsin
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Donna Watson, Lelia Manogue, Eva Mae Arnold, Anthony Guernsey
CLASS OF 1954
In the fall of 1950, ninety-three students enter-
ed Milton Union High School. Freshman class officers
were: President, Wendell Kumlien, Secretary, Betty
Evans, Treasurer, Richard Lewiston. Mr. Orr and Mr.
Anderson were the advisors. Lelia Manogue and
John Prox represented the freshman class in the
court of the Christmas Formal.
When the sophomore year started, seventy-six
students enrolled. The class officers were: "Jack"
Goodger, "Arly" Guenther, Marlene Edwardson, and
"Patty" Holliday with Mrs. Grovert and Mr. Netzel
as advisors. John Olson transferred from Whitewa-
ter High. Patty Gregoire and Clara Dorr were in the
court of the Homecoming Dance. Beverly Schultz,
sophomore class candidate, was chosen queen of
the Christmas Formal, Paul Wixom was her king.
The sophomore class sponsored a Saint Patrick's
Dance which was a big success.
ln September of 1952 the iunior class numbered
sixty-seven. Class officers were: President, Kenneth
Chase, Vice-President, Lelia Manogue, Secretary,
Carol Brownp Treasurer, Marlene Edwardson. Miss
Stockman and Mr. Kean, replacing Mr. Holten, were
the class advisors. Lucille and LaVerne Staller trans-
ferred from indiana. Shortly after school started, two
members, Anthony Guernsey and Arthur Arnold,
were stricken with polio, Getting class rings was
the highlight of the iunior year. Mrs. Hotlen and
Miss Stockman did a fine iob in directing the junior
class play, "Good Night Ladies." Donna Decker and
Roger Gottschalk reigned as queen and king of the
Homecoming Dance. We sponsored the Junior-
Senior Banquet and Dance, "Oriental Gardens," in
May. John Orr, our social science teacher, came back
to speak at the banquet.
At the beginning of the 1953-1954 year, en-
rollment had dropped to sixty-three. The following
were chosen as class officers: President, Anthony
Guernsey, Vice-President, Lelia Manogueg Secretary,
Eva Mae Arnold, Treasurer, Donna Watson. Advisors
were Miss Stockman and Mr. Mongue. In November
Robert Gretschmann transferred from Elkhorn mak-
ing sixty-four in the senior class.
The senior class sponsored the Homecoming
Dance, "Harvest Moon." Carol Brown was queen
with Paul Wixom as king.
Two bake sales, roller skating parties, three
movies, a New Year's Eve Party, and a Valentine
Dance were sponsored, and pop corn was sold at
the basketball games to earn money.
Priscilla Arnold, Eileen Geiger, and John Olson
took part in forensics this year. The senior class play
was directed by Mr. Mongue.
Commencement exercises for the class of 1954,
wearing white robes and white caps with crimson
tassels to represent school colors, were the first to
be held in the new gym.
CLASS OF l954
Carol Mae Arnold
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 45 Student
Council 25 Forensics 2, 35
Photo Club 35 Crimson
Flash 35 Blackhawk 45 DAR
45 National Honor Society 4.
"Once in her mind, there it
stays. That's why she rates
so many A's".
Mary Rachel Bowers
Pep Club l, 2, 35 Intramur-
als I, 2, 3, 45 G.A.A. l, 2,
3, 45 F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4.
"A laugh is worth a hun-
dred groans in any market".
Vivian Darlene Aldermon
Intramurals 2, 35 Crimson
Flash 45 Greggites 4.
"Women are entitled to
life, liberty, and the pursuit
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Priscilla Coriene Arnold
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 45 Band l, 2.
3, 45 Pep Band 2, 3, 45 Pho-
to Club 3, Sec. 35 Pep Club
35 Forensics 45 Blackhawk
3, 4, Editor 45 Crimson
Flash 35 National Honor So-
"This ambitious lass will
bring fame to her class".
Eva Mae Arnold
Intramurals lg F.H.A. I, 2,
3, 4, Pres. 35 Pep Club 35
Crimson Flash 45 Class otiti-
cer 4, Secretary 45 Black-
hawk 45 A.Y. 45 Class Play
45 National Honor Society 4.
"She's quiet, she's shy, but
there's mischief in her eye".
Carol Jeanne Brown
G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 45 Cheer-
leader l, 2, 3, 45 Intramur-
als 2, 3, 45 Pep Club 3, 45
Youth Center 35 Class Play
3, 45 Class ofticer 3, Sec. 35
Crimson Flash 4,
"She's like a vitamin ad-
bubbling over with vim,
vigor, ancl vitality".
Marlene M. Ames
F.H.A. I, 2, 45 G.A,A. 25
Pep Club 3, 45 A.Y. 4.
"Silence is a sweeter thing,
than clever words that bite
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George Edward Astin, Jr.
Intramurals l, 2, 3, 45 Foot-
ball I, 2, 3, 45 Basketball
2, 35 Baseball 3, 45 F.F.A.
45 Lettermen's Club 4.
"Full of mischief, too, do-
ing things he shouldn't do".
CLASS OF I954
Donna Jean Chatfield
Band I, 2, 3, 4, Sec.-Treas.
2, Pres. 4, Band I, 2, 3, 4,
G.A.A. I, 2, 3, Sec. 2, F.H.
A, I, 2, 3, 4, Youth Center
I, 2, 4, Sec. I, 2, Vice-Pres.
4, ntramurals 2, 3, 4, Class
3, Intramurals 2, 3, 4, Class
Play 4, National Honor So-
"All, I have heard, that
blushes are not innocent".
Donna Joy Decker
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. I,
2, 3, Intramurals 2, Band
3, 4, Pep Band 4, A.Y. 4.
"Love stole into her heart
one day, came for a visit,
decided to stay".
Arthur Duray Campbell
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A.
I, 2, 3, 4, Crimson Flash 4,
Photo Club 4, Chef's Club
"I'm hunting for the guy
who invented work".
Donald Wayne Clarke
"Speed is a waste of mo-
tion. I'm slow!"
Shirley Kay Christianson
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 4, Intramur-
als 3, 4, Class Play 3, Pep
4, Greggites 4,
4, Blackhawk 4.
"A girl with a smile is a girl
Clara Ray Dorr
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, G.A.
A. I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. I, 2,
3, 4, Pep Club 3, Photo
Club 4, Greggites 4, Pres.
4, Blackhawk 4.
"Like a water faucet-al-
Kenneth Webb Chase
Football I, 2, 3, 4, Basket-
ball I, 2, 3, 4, Capt, 4,
Baseball I, 2, 3, 4, Intra-
murals I, 2, 3, 4, Class oFfi-
cer 3, Pres. 3, Photo Club
3, Blackhawk 4, Chef's Club
4, Lettermen's Club 4, Bad-
ger Boy's State 3, Class
Play 4, National Honor So-
"Why are the days so long
and the nights so short?"
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Nancy Marie Davis
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, Forensics 2,
Unisingers 2, Band 2, 3, 4,
Sec. 3, 4, Pep Band 2, 3, 4,
Crimson Flash 3, 4, Pep
Club 3, SSC. 3, A.Y. 4,
Blackhawk 4, Class Play 4.
"A friend in need is a
friend indeed-that's where
Nancy takes the lead".
CLASS OF l954
Eileen June Geiger
lntramurals l, 2, 4, G.A.A.
l, 4, F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Band
2, 3, 4, Forensics 2, 4, Stu-
dent Council 3, A.Y. 4,
Blackhawk 4, Class Play 4.
"lf she isn't wiggling, she's
Edwin Harold Green
Band I, 2, Pep Band I, 2,
F.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Forensics
4, Youth Center 4, Class
"Make mine country style".
Marlene A. Edwardson
F.H.A. l, 2, Intramurals l,
4, G.A.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Band
l, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band l, 2,
3, Class Officer 2,, 3, Sec. 2,
Treas. 3, Pep .Club 3, 4,
Crimson Flash 3, Blackhawk
4, Class Play 4.
"Boys are a nuisance but
then. . ,Everyone likes a
John Verne Goodger
murals l, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. 1,
2, 3, 4, Sec. 4, Band l, 2,
3, 4, Class officer 2, Pres. 2,
Class Play 3, Lettermen's
Club 4, Blackhawk 4, Class
"Form your line on the
Roger Laurence Gottschalk
Football l, 2, 3, 4, Intra-
murals l, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. l,
2, 3, 4, Blackhawk 3, Let-
termen's Club 4, A.Y. 4.
"ls he as quiet as he
Patsy Louise Gregoire
F.H.A. l, 2, 4, Class officer
1, Vice-Pres. l, G.A.A. 2,
Pep Club 3, Blackhawk 4.
"Winning is her way, and
pleasant is her smile".
Football l, 2, 3, 4, lntra-
Betty .Iane Extrom
Student Council l, F.H.A. l,
2, 3, 4.
"-and did you hear this
Janelle Faye Gray
F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A.
l, 2, Crimson Flash 4, Ush-
er's Club 4, Blackhawk 4.
"Having fun keeps her on
CLASS OF I954
Loretta Alice Hahn
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, G.A.A. I, 2,
4, Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4,
Band I, 2, 3, 4, Cheerlead-
er I, Pep Club 3, Greggites
3, Usher's Club 3.
"Till death do us part. .,
my gum and l".
Orpha Mae Johnson
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 4, Intramur-
als 2, Band 2, 3, 4, Pep
Band 3, 4, Crimson Flash 4,
National Honor Society 4.
"A smile of sincerity with a
gleam of fun".
Robert E. Gretschmann
Transferred from Elkhorn
High School 4. Band 4, Pep
Band 4, F.F.A. 4, Intramur-
"New, but he caught on
Patricia Ann Holliday
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 4, Intramur-
als I, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A, 2, 3,
4, Class officer 2, Treas. 2,
Unisingers 2, Forensics 2,
3, Class Play 3, Pep Club 3,
Band 3, 4, Pep Band 4,
Student Council 3, Pres. 3,
Greggites 4, Treas. 4.
"Both feet planted firmly-
in a cloud".
Vera Jean Hartzell
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.
A. I, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. I, 2,
3, Greggites 4.
her for be-
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William Thorn Johnston
Band I, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band
I, 2, 3, 4, Football 2, Photo
Club 3, 4.
"He feared the wiles of
Anthony Harley Guernsey
Football I, 2, 3, Intramurals
I, 2, 3, 4, Manager 4,
Chef's Club 4, Pres. 4,
Class officer 4, Pres. 4, F.F.
A. I, 2, 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 4,
Letterman's Club 4, Pres. 4,
National Honor Society 4.
"If personality b r o u g ht
riches, he'd be a million-
Dorothy Jean Howland
G.A.A. I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. I,
4, Intramurals 2, 3, 4, Class
Plays 3, Greggites 4, Sec. 4,
Photo Club 4.
"She'll turn your frown up-
CLASS OF l954
John Francis Knight I
Baseball manager I, 2, Bas-
ketball I, 2, 3, Football 2,
3, 4, Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4,
Lettermen's Club 4, Black-
hawk 4, National Honor So-
"5o much of him is bashful,
but so much of him is fun".
Lelia Joyce Manogue
F.H.A. I, G.A.A. I, 3, 4,
Sec. 3, Pres, 4, Intramurals
I, 2, 3, 4, Pep Club 3, Pho-
to Club 3, Forensics 3, Class
officer 3, 4, Sec. 3, Vice-
Pres. 4, A.Y. 4.
"Always laughing, always
fun,-she gets along with
Marilyn Marie Kilclow
Intramurals l, 2, 3, 4, G.A,
A. I, 2, 3, 4, Band I, 2, 3,
4, Cheerleader 2, 3, 4, Pep
Club 3, 4, Student Council
I, F.H.A. l, 2, Blackhawk 4.
"Batons and boys-she gives
them both a whirl".
Wendall Baird Kumlien, Jr.
Class oFiicer I, Pres. 'I,
Football I, 2, 3, 4, Baseball
I, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3, 4,
Chef's Club 3, Class Play
3, 4, Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4,
Student Council 4, Letter-
men's Club 4.
"He laughs and we laugh
Elaine Ruth Kumlien
G.A.A. I, F.H.A. I, 2, 3,
4, Intramurals 2, 3, 4, Pep
Club 3, 4, Vice-Pres. 3,
Band 4, Student Council 4,
Pres. 4, Blackhawk 4.
"Never too busy to be
Leo James Manogue, Jr.
Football I, 2, 3, Manager I,
2, Basketball 2, Manager 2,
Intramurals 3, 4, Band 4,
Photo Club 4, F.F.A. 4.
"His eyes are those of in-
nocence but his grin shows
the mischief within".
Carl Klemp, Jr.
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, F.F.
A. I, 2, 3, 4, Baseball man-
ager 2, Class Play 3, Chef's
Club 4, Lettermen's Club 4,
Class Play 4.
"Einstein is great-but iust
give me time!"
Virginia Marie link
Band I, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band
1, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. 1, 2, 3,
4, Vice-Pres. 4, F.F.A. I, 2,
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, Stu-
dent Council 2, 3, 4, Treas,
3, Vice-Pres. 4, Blackhawk
4, Pep Club 3.
"In athletics of any kind,
Ginny's equal is hard to
CLASS OF i954
Donald Ray Olson
Football I, 2, 3, 4, Basket-
ball l, 2, Baseball 3, 4, ln-
tramurals I, 2, 3, 4, Band
l, 2, 4, Photo Club l, For-
ensics 3, Blackhawk 4, Let-
ter Club 4, Vice-Pres. 4.
"Being good is awfully
lonesome. - P.S. l'm not
Roberta Ann Randolph
Intramurals l, Band l, 2,
3, 4, Vice-Pres, 3, 4, Pep
Band l, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. l,
F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4, Unisirtg-
ers 2, Class Play 3, Photo
Club 3, Blackhawk 4.
"Cure 'em, or kill 'em,
'cause l'm going to be a
Dolores Margaret Marquart
One-Act Play l, F.H.A. l, 2,
3, 4, Class Play 3, 4, For-
ensics 2, 3, Youth Center 3,
4, Pres, 4.
"Always ready for a good
Marian Elaine Pastorius
Band l, F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4.
"The world's fine with me.
Why change it?"
Transferred from Whitewa-
ter College High 2, lntra-
murals 2, 3, 4, Basketball 3,
Forensics 3, 4, Blackhawk 4.
"The world belongs to the
workers. Who wants the
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Jo Anne Roberts
lntraumurals l, 2, 3, 4, G.
A.A. 'l, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 'l,
2, 4, Cheerleader l, Pep
"Never trouble trouble, till
trouble troubles you".
Adeline Joan Nitz
F.H.A. l, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. l,
2, 3, 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4,
Pep Band l, 2, 3, Intramur-
als 2, Forensics 2, 3,
"As an artist, she's a wo-
man of skill".
John L. Prox
Photo Club l, Baseball 2,
Band 2, Chef's Club 2, Stu-
dent Council 2, Football l,
2, 3, 4, Basketball l, 2, 3,
4, Intramurals 4, Letter-
men's Club 4.
"Lead me not into tempta-
tion-but show me where
Dolores Ann Schultz
Intramurals 2, 3, 4, Crim-
son Flash 4, Greggites 4,
"True to one. . .one at a
time, that is".
Gwendolyn Marie Stebbins
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, G.A.
A. I, 2, 3, 4, Treas. 2, F.H.
A. 1, 2, Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
Pep Band 3, 4, Pep Club 3,
4, Student Council 3.
"Why let the devil have all
Football I, 2, 3, 4, Intra-
murals I, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. l,
2, 3, Sec. 3, Class Plays 3,
4, Lettermen's Club 4.
"Greater men than I may
have lived, but I doubt it".
laverne Joseph Staller
Transferred from Clinton,
Indiana 3, Chef's Club 4,
F.F.A. 4, Treas. 4.
"Quiet and shy, a very nice
Richard Lee Shaputis
Transferred from Clinton 2,
Intramurals 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. 2,
"You keep the girls. I'lI
take the outdoors".
Richard James Troon
F.F.A. I, 2, 3, 4, Chef's
Club 2, Photo Club 4.
"I thought I saw him study-
ing but, lo! it was a dream".
Beverly Jean Schultz
G.A.A. 1, F.:-LA. 1, 2, 3, 4,
Intramurals 2, 3, 4, Student
Council 2, Class Plays 3,
Greggites 4, Crimson Flash
4, Blackhawk 4.
"Sugar and spice and all
that is nice".
Lucille M. Staller
Transferred from Clinton,
Indiana 3, Band 4, F.H.A. 4,
Intramurals 4, Blackhawk 4.
"It's nice to be natural
when you're naturally nice".
CLASS OF l954
Ralph James Wardman
Intramurals 2, 3, Manager
2, 3, Class Plays 3, 4, Photo
Club 3, 4, Baseball 3, 4,
Manager 3, 4.
"My theory is that women
will be the last thing civi-
lized by man".
Joen Rae Trolinger
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, G.A.A. I, 2,
"Carefree and gay, that's
Intramurals l, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A.
1, 2, 3, 4, Chef's club 4,
"My interest is in the future,
because I'm going to spend
the rest of my life there".
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Donna Jean Watson
G.A.A. l, 2, Band 2, 3, 4,
Pep Band 3, 4, Class Offi-
cer 4, Treas. 4, Crimson
Flash 4, Blackhawk 4, Na-
tional Honor Society 4.
"lf we can believe all that
we hear, she'll make mar-
riage her career".
Phyllis Anne Wollinger
F.H.A. I, 2, 3, 4, Band I,
2, 3, 4, G.A.A. 2, 3, 4, ln-
tramurals 2, 3, 4, Greggites
"A chuckle announces her
Ruth Marie Utzig
Transferred from Janesville
High School 2, F.H.A. 4,
Ushers' Club 4.
"Whenever I feel like work-
ing, I go lie down until
the feeling goes away",
Paul Leo Wixom
Football, I, 2, 3, 4, Capt.
4, Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4,
Baseball I, 3, 4, Crimson
Flash 4, Lettermen's Club 4,
"One arm around a foot
ball, the other around a
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CLASS OF 1955
In September 1953, the iunior class had an en-
rollment of sixty-one and a total of S150 in the
treasury. Although the enrollment dropped to fifty-
eight due to the loss of Jake Schock, William Alex-
ander, and Richard Holiaphel, by the end of the
year the treasury had expanded to meet the goal
The first meeting was devoted to electing class
otlicers They were: President, Michael Myszewski,
Vine President, Janis Dittmer, Secretary, Karen Ap-
pleby, and Treasurer, "Jerry" Richardson Beverly
Blute was elected Student Council Representative.
Kathleen Manogue was in the Homecoming Court
and the iunior class float received second prize in
the paiade Five new students registered in the class
last fall, They were Sandra Trickle from Janesville,
Mae Penre from Walworth, Karen Appleby from
Milwaukee, James Dawson from Rhinelarider, and
Lester Henning from Watertown,
As usual the class had some great ideas for mak-
ing money. "Bow Week", during which time each
class had a certain colored bow to wearegreen for
freshmen, red for sophomores, blue for iuniors and
yellow for seniors- and two profitable dances were
sponsored. Charles Bauman, assisted by Linda Bing-
ham and Kay Arnold, sold candy during noon hours
which netted S50 for the class. ln the spring the
iunior class removed the tree stumps and carried
out the ashes from the rear lot on the left of the
school. An odd iob service, washing windows, cars,
etc, was also performed. A nice profit was reaped
from the iunior class play, "Cheaper By The DOYGITH,
Although there were many excellent entries from
the iunior class in the forensic contest, Anne Ran'
dolph was the only iunior to score an A' with her
Serious declaination, "The Whole Town ls Sleeping."
The Junior-Senior Banquet was held April 211, the
theme being "April Showers." The Methodist Church,
where the banquet was held, was decorated very
beautifully. The decorations and the planning for
the church were under the direction of Charles
Bauman and Rose Vickerman.
At the dance the pool of water, the "Italian Cafe"
effect, the daffodils, and pastel clouds lent a "neva
er-to-be-forgotten" atmosphere. The music, furnish-
ed by Arny Johnson's band, gave the hnishing
touches to the desired effect. Kathleen Manogue and
Carol Frank directed the preparations for the dance.
Mrs. Grovert and Mr. Gale were our helpful and
very emcient class advisors,
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Row I: Karen Appleby, Joan Hinkle, Karen Birky, Donald Burkett, Carol Frank, William
Alexander, Eleanor Burdick. Row 2: Phebe Gray, Marilyn Hunt, Donna Bowdin, James Hare
rison, Nola Gray, Judith Caple, Mary Gavigan, Patricia D'Angelo. Row 3: Kay Cashore, Kay
Arnold, Janis Dittmer, Janet Drake, David Gregoire, Elnoe Campbell, Gerald Decker, Helen
Holmes. Row 4: Lester Hartzell, Linda Bingham, Charles Bauman, Lester Henning, Wayland
Arnold, Kenneth Guernsey, James Dawson, Willard Godfrey, Beverly Blute.
CLASS OF 1955
Row 1: Donna Tcpp, Mae Pence, Pauline Krueger, Janet Soergel, Kathleen Manogue, Mary
Urban. Row 2: Mr. Gale, Mary Wardman, Mildred Troon, Dolores Pieterek, Judith Manogue,
Patricia Sarow, Annette Olson. Row 3: Anne Randolph, Rose Vickerman, Charles Kildovv,
Jake Schock, Carleen Tyborski, Sandra Trickle. Row 4: Gerald Sarow, Howard Johnston,
Michael Myszevvski, William Krueger, Kenneth Slowey, Gerald Richardson, Thomas Vogel.
Back: Warren Bauer, Dawn Raby
Front: Grace Coleman, Suzanne Goessling
CLASS OF T956
The sophomore class of T953-54 has a total mem-
bership of seventy-eight students, New members
include Milton and Nancy Crandall from Lake Gen-
eva, and David and Paul Walling from Fort Atkin-
At the beginning of the year oFfTcers were elect-
ed and they are as follows: Warren Bauer, Presi-
dent, Grace Coleman, Vice-President, Suzanne Goess-
ling, Secretary, Dawn Raby, Treasurer.
The float the sophomore class entered in the
homecoming parade was built around the theme
"We're going to mow 'em down!"
The class voted to pay Sl.OO dues.
During the magazine campaign, Carol Powell, a
member of the sophomore class, was high salesman.
Frank McCulloch, Jack Ritchie, William Steitzer,
and Larry Johnson were all members of the varsity
Jean Gregoire and Judith Hall were elected A-
The sophomore class was well represented in
forensics this year. Five girls, Sheila Decker, Marlene
Hahn, Mary Neils, Grace Coleman, and Dawn Raby
participated in this activity. Grace Coleman and
Dawn Raby received A' in the local contest, Grace
received A' at Evansville and a B at Fort Atkinson.
Both the boys and girls took an active part in the
basketball class tournaments. The sophomore boys
tied for fTrst place with the seniors. The girls placed
second in their tournament.
The Clothing Drive and March of Dimes received
large contributions from members of the class.
Sophomore class advisors were Miss Weiss, Miss
Juneau, and Mr. Colbert,
'i W PINTY-FOUR
Row 1: Nancy Crandall, Nancy Hulett, Richard Hitchcock, Warren Bauer, Roger Cunningham,
Marlene Hahn, Judith Bessel. Row 2: Robert Barker, Mardell Cashore, Jean Gregoire,
Elaine Dorn, Jeanette Babcock, Nancy Flood, Sandra Carroll, Beverly Flamingo, Sheila
Decker, Miss Weiss. Row 3: Judith Hall, Lucy Gray, Beverly Anderson, James Hanaman,
Gerald Fisher, Frank Jones, Ronald Alderman, Catherine Hanauska, Lou Anne Gunderson,
Grace Coleman. Row 4: Larry Johnson, Donna Johnson, Charlotte Horn, Michael Ash, Peter
Johnson, lfale Green, Lawrence Addie, Bergine Haakenson, Suzanne Goessling.
CLASS OF 1956
Row I: Dawn Raby, Josephine Maske, Wallace LaVeen, Ann Schmeling Phillip Kasson,
Mary Neils, Jacqueline Kennedy. Row 2: Mr. Colbert, Coralie McBride, Janet Powers, Rosel-
la Mattingly, Hildred Moberly, Margaret Zahn, Judith Murphy. Row 3: Mr. Ladd, Richard
Potter, Thomas Wardman, Eugene Wenham, Gerald Schomberg, John O'Neill, Marvin Staller,
Ellen Munson, Marlene Stein. Row 4: Frank McCulloch, William Shaputis, Richard Wegner,
Richard King, Richard Kumlien, Carol Powell, Donald Link, Allen Smith. Row 5: John Ritchie,
Gerald Patterson, Richard Mullen, Robert Roush, Robert Rogers, James Zigler, Harold White,
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Sally Shellestacl, Gerald Chase, Henry Lukas, Sue Shellestad
CLASS OF 1957
School opened on September 8 with an enroll-
ment of seventy-three in the Class of 1957. During
the year, four freshmen left to go to other schools
and a few came here from other schools.
The following class officers were elected: Presi-
dent, Gerald Chase, Vice-President, Henry Lukas,
Secretary, Sue Shellestad, and Treasurer, Sally
Miss Agnew, Mrs. Natter, and Mr. Kean are the
advisors of the class. They also had the three Fresh-
Money for the treasury was earned by the follow-
ing ways: a movie, "Room for One More", in De-
cember, dances after basketball games, and a bake
sale in March.
The freshman class was well represented in
the "A" band, on the basketball and football squads,
the baseball team, choir and forensics. Several fresh-
men are on the "B" cheerleader team.
We have all had a lot of fun during our fresh-
man year and are looking forward to three more
years of good times at Milton Union High School.
Members of the class came from: Milton Junction
and Milton Graded Schools, Rock River, Otter
Creek, Newville, Burr Oak, Zion, Paul, and sever-
al other rural schools.
Row T: Janice Jessup, Mary Lindmark, Karen Hillestad, Dale Gray, Carol De Bock, Ted Bol-
lerud, Judith Daniels. Row 2: Mr. Kean, Joyce Jewell, Richard Holmes, Marian Hitchcock,
Sally Howland, Jean Jewell, Raymond Knott, Mrs, Natter. Row 3: Adella Klemp, Lyn Kas-
son, Constance Gavigan, Neil Hesselman, Larry Brown, Heinz Jannings, Carl Fuchs, Row 4:
Marsha Gandy, Joan Jirasek, Dayle Haynes, Judith Kennedy, Henry Lukas, Dean Edwardson,
Melvin McCartney. Row 5: Wesley Gauss, Robert Ambrose, Gerald Johnson, Raymond
Briggs, Harold Bolstad, Robert King, Gerald Chase, Charles Getchell.
CLASS OF 1957
Row T: Nancy Slowey, Mary Lou Von Falkenstein, Sue Shellestad, Sally Shellestad, Laura
Sayre, Yvonne Schmaling. Row 2: Miss Agnew, Lester Troon, Jane Pence, Geraldine Stock-
man, Betsy Vien, James Rivers, James Schmeling, Jacqueline Vogel. Row 3: Mary Staller,
Charles Whittord, Donald Manogue, Doris Tucker, Joan Prox, Atlhea Soergel, Richard Pie-
terek, Row 4: Janice Smith, Sally Slowey, David Martin, Ralph Zigler, John Werfel, Jack
Metcalf, Darrel Weber, Kay Wright. Row 5: Kenneth Traxler, Wesley Wegner, Warren Ran-
dall, Thomas Masterson, Peter Van Horn, James Watson, Richard Stewart, Allen Tegt.
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'l. Mr. Dorr 7. Advanced Shorthand Class
2. Mr. Natter's Freshman Social Science Class 8. Freshman Agriculture Class
3. Chemistry experiment 9. Junior History Class
4. Mr. Ladd 10. Mr. Kean's Study Hall
5. Library l'l. "Cheerleaders" at Varsity-Faculty Game
6. Mr. Mongue's French I Class 12. Ralph Rogers-collecting attendance slips
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Front row: Mardell Cashore, Mary Ellen Dickhoff, Jean Gregoire.
Back row: Helen Holmes, Marilyn Kildow, Sandra Trickle.
Row 1: Roberta Randolph, Janet Drake, Virginia Link, Priscilla Arnold. Row 2: Marilyn Hunt,
Orpha Johnson, Lucille Staller, Ellen Munson, John Goodger. Row 3: Janis Dittmer, Rose
Vickerman, Sally Shellestad, Sue Shellestad, Coralie McBride. Row 4: Penelope Gustaveson,
Karen Hillestad, Mary Lou von Falkenstein, Laura Sayre. Back Row Sitting: David Gregoire,
Sheila Decker, Albert Astin, William Johnston, Marlene Edwardson, Dean Edwardson,
Gwendolyn Stebbins, Richard Potter. Back Row Standing: James Zigler, John Prox, Nancy
Davis, Gerald Chase, Michael Ash, Elnoe Campbell, Thomas Masterson, Helen Holmes, Sandra
Trickle, Mary Ellen Dickhoff.
During the T953-511 school year, the Milton Union
High School Band membership reached seventy,
which was very fine.
Activities got off to a roaring start by playing
for all the home football games, Members were led
onto the held by our drum maiorettes, Marilyn Kil-
dow, Jean Gregoire, Mardell Cashore, Helen
Holmes, and Mary Ellen Dickhoff. With them were
the flag-bearers and color guards: Leo Manogue,
James Zigler, and Wayland Arnold, The band fol-
lowed and went into the formation of an "'Vl" for
the home team and the letter for the visiting team,
The football season was high-lighted with Home'
coming, The night before the day of the game, a
pep session was held in the "old gym", The Pep
Band played for this event. On Homecoming after-
noon, the band marched through Milton and Milton
Junction and also at the game in the evening.
Between Football and basketball season, election
of ofhcers was held with the following results:
Donna Chatneld, President, Roberta Randolph, Vice'
President: Nancy Davis, Secretary, James Harrison,
Next on our schedule came a most eventful bas-
ketball season, The Pep Band took the lead at all
home games, but the entire band in uniforms was
present on the night the "new gym" was dedicated.
Another memorable basketball event of the sea-
son was the Varsity-Faculty game for the March
of Dimes. The Faculty got the lump on the Varsity
by asking the Pep Band to be the Faculty Band for
that game, which they did.
Row I: Janet Soergel, Anne Randolph, Eileen Geiger, Grace Coleman. Row 2: Sandra Car-
roll, Raymond Briggs, Raymond Knott, Adeline Nitz, Suzanne Goessling, Judith Hall, Donna
Chattield. Row 3: Howard Johnston, James Harrison, Susie Moberly, Peter Van Horn, Donald
Olson, John O'Neill, Phyllis Wollinger. Row 4: Robert Roush, Heinz Janning, James O'Neill,
James Hanaman, Donna Watson, Gerald. Decker, Robert Gretschmann. Back Row Sitting:
Warren Bauer, Patricia Holliday, Frank McCulloch, Larry Johnson, Elaine Kumlien, Henry
Lukas, Thomas Vogel, David Martin. Back Row Standing: Mrs. Pritchett, Mardell Cashore,
Jean Gregoire, Marilyn Kildow, Wayland Arnold, Leo Manogue, Donna Decker, Loretta
Hahn, Richard Wegner.
Meanwhile, the band was hard at work on the
recording of a class B piece, Andante, by Ingalls
for the University of Wisconsin Band Clinic.
The band and choir presented a ioint Christmas
program which was well attended and well present-
ed, even though Mrs. Pritchett was braving a
severely broken wrist. This was also the first public
appearance in which the new tympani were used.
Everyone was very enthusiastic about them, pos-
sibly Clue to the fact that they raised the money
for the major portion of their cost.
After Christmas vacation, work began on tourna-
ment pieces, "Italian in Algiers" was the Class A
required number, "Bugle Boy" was the march,
"Grand Festival," the selected number, and "32nd
Division March" was the warm-up march.
After about two months of steady rehearsals,
the band appeared before the PTA, This program
included the tournament pieces plus "Trumpet Pol-
ka," "Bell of the Ball," and "Marching Men."
The tournament was again held at Milton.
Schools participating were: Clinton, Racine St. Cath-
erine, Salem, Deerfield, Rock County Rural, and
Milton Union. Everyone did very well on solo
day, April 29, and on band and choir day, May l3.
All in all, the band kept its regular rapid pace
this year, Next year it will be minus more than
twenty of its members, who will all be missed, but
all have iust one thought regarding Milton Union's
Band, which is "Thanks, Pritch!"
Row 'l: Mr. Ladd, Phebe Gray, Donna Chatfield, Patsy Gregoire, Adella Klemp, Heinz Jan
ning. Row 2: Marsha Gandy, Geraldine Stockman, Nancy Davis, Orpha Johnson, Eugene
Wenham. Row 3: Eva Iv'
tae Arnold, Marlene Edwardson, Nola Gray, Mary Neils, Lawrence
Addie, Leo Manogue. Row 4: Yvonne Schmaling, Lelia Manogue, Helen Holmes, Ann Schmel
ing, William Steitzer, Rc
Last September under a new director, Mr. Donald
Ladd, the T953-511 A Cappella Choir was organized
on a halfecredit basis. lt met about twice a week for
the first semester, but Mr. Ladd was drafted
before Thanksgiving and the choir was left without
The Christmas season was fast approaching when
Mrs. Pritchett stepped in to organize a Christmas
Nancy Davis, Patricia Holliday
program. The choir was very grateful to her for this
task particularly because she was braving a severely
broken wrist, but the choir was as determined as
Mrs. Pritchett was, so the ioint Christmas program
was presented with the band, This was a great
success and also a thrill to each member of the
Sophomore Girls' Quartet
Lucy Gray, Nancy Hulett, Jeanette
Babcock, Marlene Hahn
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Row l: Charles Whitford, Lucy Gray, Jeanette Babcock, Roberta Randolph, Jacqueline
Vogel, Joyce Jewell. Row 2: Donald Link, Ronald Alderman, Joan Prox, Kay Wright, Eileen
Geiger, Marlene Hahn. Row 3: Ralph Ziger, Richard Wegner, Janice Jessup, Eergizwe
Haakenson, Nancy Hulett, Kathleen Manogue. Row 4: James Dawson, John Goodger, Sue
Shellestad, Sally Shellestad, Patricia Holliday, Janet Soergel, Charlotte Horn.
Second semester brought with it a new choir
director, Miss Ruth Zerler, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. A few new members were
added to the group and everyone began to work
on the tournament pieces.
New officers elected were: President-Robert
Gretschmann, Vice-President-Roberta Randolph,
Secretary Nola Gray.
An exchange concert was given at Jefferson on
Donna Chatfield, Helen Holmes,
,April 9 and a progfam was presented at the April
PiA meeting on April l9.
Solo and ensemble groups made excellent show-
ings on Solo Day, April 29, at the tournament which
was again held at Milton Union High School.
On Choir and Band Day, May l3, the choir sang
for its warm-up number, "O Sacred Head Now
Wounded," a Bach choral, and for its required num!
ber "Be Thou Not Still, O Lord."
Heinz Janning, Eugene Wenham,
Lawrence Addie, Richard Wegne:
Ann Schmeling, Kathleen Manogue
We wish to thank the following businesses for their fine support
in helping to make this book possible.
Harold Bauer-Builder Raby's Barber Shop
R8tB Super Market R. B. Johnson-Feed Mill
Rollie's Rexall Pharmacy Troon Dairy Bar
Rye's Clothing Store Dr. G. H. Myers 84 Dr. Hal R. Deal
Gray Funeral Home Dr. G. A. Schmutzler
Milton Post Office Hutter Shoe Store
Dr. H. Laurence Burdick Milton Locker Plant
Olson Pharmacy Milton Oil Company
Park Cafe Bank of Milton
Syre Motors Shumway's
Unique Cleaners Gray's Market
Coffee Shop Milton 81 Milton Junction Courier
Thomas M. Goodger-Builder Burdick Corporation
Dr. M. D. Davis South Side Motor Sales 84 Service
Holmes - GBVHSTT-MilTOI'1 Hardware Chester Strassburg's Clothing 84 Shoes
Greeri's Barber Shop Hulett Insurance Company
Green Lantern Lukas Hardware
John Manogue Badgerland Co-op
Hudson's Floral Shop
Milton Lumber Company
Seated: Jacqueline Vogel, Doris Tucker, Mary Jungtign Cafe
Xlardlrgan. Standing: Linda Bingham, Kay Kumlienfs Heafing Service
Jerry's Pure Oil Station
Ross E. Coon-Lumber
Milton Junction Lumber Company
Dr. Vogel 84 Holmes
Row I: James Schmeling, Larry Brown, Richard Pieterek, Dean Edwardson, Thomas Ward-
man, Henry Lukas, Howard Schmeling, John O'Neill, Frank Jones, Wendell Kumlien, Frank
McCulloch, Larry Johnson, James Watson, James Harrison, Donald Link, Anthony Guernsey.
Row 2: Mr. Anderson, Mr. Gale, Allan Tegt, Charles Whitford, Robert Ambrose, David
Martin, Wallace LaVeen, John Werfel, John Knight, Donald Olson, Ralph Rogers, John
Goodger, Willard Godfrey, Charles Kildow, Gerald Decker, Peter VanHorn. Row 3: Mr.
Natter, Charles Getchell, Kenneth Chase. Gerald Patterson, George Astin, Thomas Masterson,
Roger Gottschalk, Paul Wixom, Robert Rogers, James Dawson, Gerald Richardson, John Prox,
Peter Johnson, Gerald Chase.
Milton Union's battling Redmen finished their
second season in the Badger Conference with a
record of two wins, three losses, and two ties,
which placed Union in a tie for fifth place. The
seasons total was three wins, three losses and two
Throughout the season, Union played a rugged
spirited brand of football. ln three of their games
they came back from behind to beat or tie their
opponents. ln the final two games this was es-
pecially true. In a battling game with Evansville,
Union came back in the second half to tie and al-
most defeat the Blues. In the final game of the
season with Jefferson, the Redmen tied the game in
the second quarter and then held Jefferson score-
less the rest of the game.
With the play calling and passing of Ken Chase,
the long runs by Jack Goodger, the short timely
gains of Ralph Rogers and the very helpful blocks
and runs by "Howie" Schmeling and Don Olson,
Union made life rugged for their opponents. A solid
line which made this possible was made up of: Paul
Wixom, Roger Gottschalk, Jerry Richardson, John
Prox, and John Knight.
For his consistent running and team play, Jack
Goodger was elected most valuable player for
l953. This honor he most certainly deserved.
Due to the loss of eleven seniors the i954 foot-
ball prospects are much hampered. The graduating
seniors are: backs: Jack Goodger, Ken Chase, Ralph
Rogers, Don Olson, Howard Schmeling, George As-
tin, and "Pete" Kumlien, Linemen: Paul Wixom, John
Knight, John Prox and Roger Gottschalk,
Paul Wixom, captain and defensive field general
was elected to a position on the second string of
the Badger All-Conference team,
Those lettermen returning are: Juniors: Jerry
Richardson, Jerry Decker, Jim Dawson, Charles
Kildow, and Willard Godfrey, Sophomores: Jack
O'Neill, Robert Rogers and Jerry Patterson.
A young and inexperienced "B" team, coached
by Calvin Gale, won one and lost six games. A-
mong the candidates for next year are: Jerry Chase,
freshman back, and Wallace LaVeen, sophomore
Schedule of Games
Place MU score Opponent - Score date
H MU 'I2 Elkhorn 6 9-10-53
" H MU 'I3 Fort Atkinson 0 9-'I 7-53
'T MU 'I3 Monroe 32 9-25-53
'T MU 6 Middleton 27 'IO-2-53
' H MU 'I3 Wisconsin High 27 'l0-8-53
"H MU 'I9 lake Mills 7 'I0-15-53
'T MU 13 Evansville 13 10-23-53
'H MU 13 Jefferson 'I3 10-29-53
" ' Homecoming
SENIOR FOOTBALL PLAYERS
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Seated: Frank McCulloch, John Prox, Kenneth Chase, Donald Burkett, Gerald Chase. Stand
ing: James Watson, manager, Larry Johnson, Lester Henning, William Steitzer, John Ritchie
Wendell Kumlien, Mr. Natter.
This was the first year for Rollin Natter as cage
coach at Milton Union. Although the team won only
one game, while losing eighteen, and finished last
in the Badger Conference, Coach Natter did a very
good iob with the material he had.
The team this year was small and inexperienced,
but what they lacked in height and experience they
made up in spirit and fight. With this determination
they forced most of their opponents to play to their
Milton Union's spacious new gymnasium was
completed for the first home game. It was dedi-
cated on December 3, after the Monroe game. Supt.
Charles Wetmore, Sun Prairie, president of Wiscon-
sin Interscholastic Athletic Association gave the ad-
dress, and the high school band, under the direc-
tion of Mrs. Roxa Pritchett, played several numbers.
One of the highlights of the season was the
Faculty-Varsity game. The Varsity squad whipped
the Faculty Al-39 in the March of Dimes benefit
game which kept a capacity crowd in an uproar all
Kenneth Chase, high scorer and playmaker for
the team, was elected Captain at the end of the
season. He was very deserving of this honor as he
sparked the team throughout the season with his
offensive and defensive skills.
John Prox, a forward, also played some very
good ball. He had a good eye for the basket and
a keen defensive skill.
A transfer from Watertown, Lester Henning,
proved to be a good player and did some fine bas-
The best prospect for next year's team is Jerry
Chase, a freshman forward who worked his way into
the starting line-up way through the season after
starting on the Bee squad. He was the third highest
scorer on the team and was a fine rebounder.
Other boys coming back next year are: Frank
McCulloch, a guard who played fine ball all season
picking up experience as the season progressed,
Don Burkett, Larry Johnson, Jack Ritchie, and War-
The major letter winners this year were: Kenneth
Chase, captain, John Prox, Pete Kumlien, Lester
Henning, Don Burkett, Frank McCulloch, Jerry Chase,
Larry Johnson, Jack Ritchie, Eill Steitzer, and James
Date Where Played Opponent Home Opp
1 1-17-53 there Whitewater City
1 1-27-53 there Fort Atkinson
12- 1-53 here Elkhorn
12- 3-54 here Monroe
12-10-53 here Edgerton
12-18-53 there Stoughton
1- 7-54 here Middleton
1- 9-54 there Wis. High
1-12-54 here Whitewater City
1-15-54 there lake Mills
1-18-54 here Milton Union Fac
1-22-54 there Jefferson
1-23-54 here Evansville
1-29-54 there Edgerton
2- 8-54 here Stoughton
2-11-54 here Fort Atkinson
2-16-54 here Lake Mills
2-18-54 there Monroe
2-22-54 there Elkhorn
Senior Basketball Players
Kenneth Chase, Wendell Kumlien John Prox
Seated: Richard Pieterek, Dean Edwardson, Robert Ambrose, Warren Randall, Donald Man-
ogue, Allan Tegt, James Harrison. Standing: John Werfel, manager, John O'Neill, David
Martin, Richard Hitchcock, Thomas Masterson, Michael Myszewski, Gerald Patterson, Peter
Van Horn, Coach Anderson.
B TEAM BASKETBALL
Coach Anderson's battling "B's" this past year
went through the season with a won three, lost
Union's B's started out the season on the night
of November I7 at Whitewater where they were
defeated 36-35. Throughout the game Union was
"sparked" by two hustling sophomores, "Jack"
Ritchie and "Bill" Steitzer, who because they put
forth so much effort were later advanced to the
On December 15, Union, still looking for their
Grst victory, traveled to Janesville where they de-
feated the Janesville freshmen team 38-32.
Throughout the rest of the season Union was
defeated all but twice. They defeated Lake Mills 29-
14 and Evansville 29-27.
Probably one of Union's best and hardest games
to lose was the one with Elkhorn on February 22.
Union played very good ball and racked up Al
points only to have Elkhorn come back in the fourth
quarter to get 45.
Sophomore forward, Jerry Patterson, led the in-
dividual scoring with 104 points for the season.
'I-2-3-4 Knock! Knock!
Who are we for?
Team! Team! Team!
Who do we appreciate?
Coach! Coach Coach inamel
Milton Union, who?
Milton Union Redmen.
This year twenty-five candidates answered Coach
Anderson's call for the 1954 baseball squad.
Among these were six lettermen from last year's
team. They were-Seniors: Kenneth Chase, the only
pitcher with experience, "Pete" Kumlien, cacther,
George Astin, infield, Donald Olson, outfielder. Jun-
ior: Lester Hartzell, infielder. Sophomore: Frank Mc-
Other candidates were: lnfielders-Larry Johnson,
"Bob" Roush, Frank Jones, "Bob" Rogers, Larry
Brown, "Dick" Pieterek, Dean Edwardson, Heinz
Date Opponent Where Played
Apr. 20 'Beloit here
Apr. 22 'Edgerton here
Apr. lake Mills here
Apr. Jefferson here
May Fort Atkinson there
May Lake Mills there
May Jefferson there
May Fort Atkinson here
May 'Johnson Creek there
Janning, Charles Whitford, Outfielders-Kenneth
Slowey, "Jim" Dawson, "Jerry" Patterson, William
Steitzer, "Dick" Mullen, Catcher-"Mike" Ash, Pitch-
ers-Gerald Chase, "Bob" Ambrose, "Jack" Ritchie.
This year's managers were Ralph Wardman, James
Zigler, and Raymond Knott.
Union opened the season April 20 with Beloit and
after another warm-up game, this one with Edger-
ton, they played their first league game with Lake
Mills in the new Eastern Division.
Joan Jirasek, Althea Soergel,
ue Shellestad, Sally Shelle-
stad Kay Wright, Laura Sayre
Two sophomores, Judy Hall and Jean Gregoire,
were chosen in the fall to complete the cheerleading
squad of six girls, two seniors, two iuniors, and
New red gabardine skirts lined in white were
purchased this year, and with the white long-sleeved
blouses which had red magaphones stitched on the
back of them, they made a very cute outht,
Both the "A" Team and "B" Team cheerleaders
did an excellent iob of "keeping up the school
spirit," The "B" Team cheerleaders are all freshmen,
Below are several of the cheers:
We Will Win
WE Will win,
We WILL win,
We will WIN, WIN, WIN!
"A" TEAM CHEERLEADERS
Karen Birky, Judith Hall, Jean
Gregoire, Marilyn Kildow,
Carol Brown, Helen Holmes.
Cheer, Boys, Cheer
Cheer, Boys, Cheer
Union's got the ball,
U! Rah! Rah!
Dribble down the floor
And when they hit that rim
The ball will go right in,
There'll be a hot time in the
old town tonight.
Cut Around the Corner
Cut around the corner,
Dribble down the floor,
Come on Union,
Raise that score.
Janice Smith-"Spots Out"
Row 1: Anthony Guernsey, Michael Myszewski, Roger Gottschalk, John Goodger, LaVerne
Staller. Row 2: Mr. Benrud, Carl Klemp, Kenneth Traxler, Richard Stewart, William Shaputis,
John Metcalf, Dale Gray. Row 3: Lawrence Addie, Richard Hitchcock, Richard Shaputis,
William Alexander, Robert Roush, Allen Smith. Row 4: George Astin, Gerald Sarow, Ken-
neth Guernsey, Harold White, Robert Rogers, William Krueger, Dale Green.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Oticers of the 1953-54 Milton Future Farmers of
America Chapter were elected in the spring of 1953.
They took over their new offices in September. The
ofticers elected were: President, Roger Gottschalk,
Vice-President, Anthony Guernsey, Secretary, John
Goodger, Treasurer, LaVerne Stallerg Reporter,
Michael Myszewski. These omcers along with Mr.
Benrud, our advisor, attended an Ofticer and Lead-
ership Training School at Hartland, Wisconsin.
October 4, fifteen "greenhorns" were initiated
into the chapter, increasing the membership to fifty-
One of the main field trips was attending the
international Livestock Show at Chicago in Decem-
ber. This trip was very interesting and was enioyed
by all who attended.
The F.F.A. and F.H.A. were co-sponsors of the
annual Christmas Formal of which Janis Dittmer
and Gerald Decker reigned as queen and king re-
spectively. The gym was beautifully decorated with
green boughs and snowflakes. The theme of the
dance was Snowball.
Some ot the ways of financing our club consisted
of selling Christmas cards, selling subscriptions to
the Hoard's Dairyman and Farm Quarterly maga-
Anthony Guernsey, John Goodger, and Richard Sha-
Row I: Marvin Staller, Richard Wegner, Charles Getchell, Edwin Green, Arthur Campbell,
Wesley Gauss. Row 2: Mr. Benrud, Lester Troon, James Rivers, Heinz Janning, Darrel Weber,
Neil Hesselman, Carl Fuchs, Raymond Knott. Row 3: Richard Troon, Richard Potter, Frank
Jones, Gerald Fisher, Eugene Wenham, Theodore Bollerud, Row 4: Leo Manogue, Richard
Mullen, Kenneth Slowey, Robert Gretschmann, Wayland Arnold, Donald Burkett, Willard
Godfrey, Lester Hartzell.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
zines, and conducting a rat-killing campaign. The
members are very thankful to Ross Johnson who
helped with this latter proiect.
quet April 7. Earl Vaudrell from Stoughton present-
esl an interesting talk. Entertainment was provided
by the F.F.A. Quartet. There were many awards
Late in February Heinz Janning won the local given out at this banquet.
F.F.A. Speaking Contest with his speech "Protecting
Our Soil." The runners-up were: Frank Jones, Eu-
gene Wenham, John Goodger, James Rivers, and
Raymond Knott. Heinz received a second place rat-
ing at the regional contest at Palmyra.
Several boys participated in the dairy, meat, and
son this spring. Meat iudging: Willard Godfrey, Wil'
liam Krueger, and Kenneth Guernsey. Fat Stock:
fat stock iudging events which were held in Madi-
April I, some of the members served the dinner
at the Future Homemakers of America Mother and
Daughter Banquet. ln return the F.H.A. cooked and
served dinner for the annual Father and Son Ban-
putis. Dairy Judging: Wayland Arnold, Donald Bur-
kett, Arthur Campbell, and alternate Michael Mys-
zewski. Willard Godfrey placed second in the in-
FFA. PROJ ECTS
1. F.F.A, initiation istered Holsteins 5. Robert Rogers feeding his regis-
2. Roger Williams' Shropshire ewes 4. Dale Green with his registered tered Holstein heifer
3. La Verne Staller feeding his reg- Holstein heifer 6. Michael Myszewski and his reg
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Row I: Miss Weiss, Grace Coleman, Priscilla Arnold, Carol Arnold, Rose Vickerman, Marilyn
Hunt, Linen Munson. Row 2: Margaret Zahn, Sheila Decker, Marian Hitchcock, Janelle Gray,
Lyn Kasscn, Judith Murphy, Sally Howland. Row 3: Mildred Troon, Ruth Utzig, Nancy
Slowey, Jeanette Eabcock, Judith Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Sandra Carroll, Phebe
Gray. Row 4: Josephine Maske, Suzanne Goessling, Dawn Raby, Nancy Hulett, Janice Smith,
Yvonne Schmaling, Mary Bowers, Geraldine Stockman. Row 5: Bergine Haakenson, Nola
Gray, Carol DeBock, JoAnne Roberts, Charlotte Horn, Patricia Holliday, Clara Dorr, Adeline
Nitz, Judith Hall.
In May l953, F.H.A. officers for the 1953-
1954 school year were elected and they are as
follows: President, Carol Frank, Vice-President,
Rose Vickerman, Secretary, Grace Coleman,
Treasurer, Carol Arnold, Point Secretary, Janis
Dittmer, Reporter, Marilyn Hunt, Historian,
Priscilla Arnold, Parliamentarian, Ellen Mun-
"We're going to sew 'em up" was the
theme for the F.H.A. Homecoming float which
won hrst prize.
In November a bake sale was sponsored.
Believe it or not every crumb was sold and
showed a profit of 52432.
Quite a number of girls attended the Fall
Rally at Fort Atkinson, November 21. Every-
body agreed that they had an enjoyable and
Judith Kennedy, Nancy Slowey, Jan-
ice Jessup, Sally Howland.
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Row 1: Kay Christianson, Beverly Schultz, Janis Dittmer, Carol Frank, Elaine Kumlien,
Orpha Johnson, Miss Weiss. Row 2: Jacqueline Vogel, Patsy Gregoire, Marian Pastorius,
Betsy Vien, Jean Gregoire, Mardell Cashore, Mary Wardman, Vera Hartzell. Row 3: Donna
Chatfield, Roberta Randolph, Kay Cashore, Marlene Hahn, Marsha Gandy, Eileen Geiger,
Dolores Pieterek, Lucille Staller. Row 4: Judith Caple, Lucy Gray, Dolores Marquart, Kay
Arnold, Eva Mae Arnold, Eleanor Burdick, Joan Jirasek, Constance Gavigan. Row 5: Phyllis
Wollinger, Nancy Crandall, Helen Holmes, Donna Decker, Janice Jessup, Sally Slowey,
Marlene Ames, Janet Drake.
school gymnasium April l and the F.F.A. boys
Serv:-rl. The toastmistress was Priscilla Arnold. Caro'
Frank gave the welcome, Eva Mae Arnold the toast
to the mothers, and Mrs. Emery Dittmer, the toast
to the daughters. A demonstration on floral arrange-
ments was given by Mrs. George from Rathiens
Florist in Janesville. General co-chairmen were Janis
On December l2, the F.H.A. and F.F.A. iointly
sponsored the annual Christmas Formal, The theme
for the dance was "Snow Ball". To select the queen,
something a little different was tried. The F.F.A.
elected two iunior girls and two senior girls for
queen candidates. Then a school election was held
to select the queen. The results of this election were
not disclosed until the queen was crowned at the
dance. The three girls who did not win, plus a fresh-
man and sophomore girl would make up the court.
The girls would choose their own escorts. The king
and queen were Gerald Decker and Janis Dittmer.
Members of the court were Eva Mae Arnold, Ken-
neth Chase, Lucille Staller, Anthony Guernsey, Janet
Drake, Waylond Arnold, Jackie Kennedy, Richard
Potter, Sue Shellestacl and Gerald Chase.
"lt Happened on Fifth Avenue" was the title of
the March of Dimes movie the F.H.A. sponsored
Since the Home Economics kitchens were in need
of silverware, a Silverware Coupon Campaign was
conducted. This campaign was held during Febru-
ary and March.
On February 27, a Scavenger Hunt for the F.F.A.
was given. This turned out to be a real success with
everybody having a swell time.
March 9, the district demonstration contest was
held at Edgerton. Janice Smith and Carol Frank
represented our chapter. Janice Smith received a
Hrst and competed at the sectional tournament held
here April 6.
For the first time the F.H.A. sponsored a Mother
and Daughter Banquet. lt was held in the high
Marsha Gandy, Constance Gavigan,
Dittmer and Eva Mae Arnold.
In May was the Annual Spring Style Show in
which the Home Ec. girls modeled the outfits they
Under the capable leadership of our officers and
advisor, Miss Weiss, the Future Homemakers of
America have had a very successful and interesting
Row I: Kathleen Manogue, Marlene Edwardson, Mary Urban, Karen Birky, Clara Dorr,
Janet Drake. Row 2: Mrs. Grovert, Adella Klemp, Jean Jewell, Janet Powers, Annette Olson,
Marilyn Hunt. Row 3: Mardell Cashore, Eileen Geiger, Susie Moberly, Jane Pence. Marlene
Stein, Marlene Hahn. Row 4: Kay Cashore, Eleanor Burdick, Joan Jirasek, Dorothy Howland,
Phyllis Wollinger. Kay Wright, Jean Gregoire. Row 5: Janis Dittmer, Karen Appleby, Karen
Hillestad, Ann Schmeling, Carol Brown, Mae Pence, Marilyn Kildow.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The beginning of the fall term found the G.A.A.
ready to recruit new members and to get an early
start earning points. New oFlicers had been elected
last spring before school was out. They were: Pres-
ident, Lelia Manoguep Vice-President, Virginia Link,
Secretary, Helen Holmes, Treasurer, Patricia Sarow,
and Student Council Representative, Grace Coleman.
Mrs. Dortha Grovert was the advisor.
Seventeen brave freshman girls were soon initia-
ted into the organization. They were: Marsha Gandy,
"Connie" Gavigan, Janice Jessup, Jean Jewell, Judy
Kennedy, Adella Klemp, Sue Shellestad, Sally Shell-
estad, Kay Wright, Mary Lindmark, Joan Jiresek,
Carol De Bock, Karen Hillestad, Althea Soergel,
Mary Lou von Falkenstein, Laura Sayre, and Sally
Slowey. A committee of very cruel upper classmen
recommended the article of clothing for the initiates
to wear on this important day, Blue ieans tied above
their dimpled knees and a man's shirt worn back-
wards were the basis of their outfits. Boys tennis
shoes fno socks, of coursei and no make-up added
a great deal. This was topped off with a head sham-
poo the night before-you guessed it, no pin curls,
no comb, no ribbons, no nothing, Although it was
horrible to observe, all had a good time.
The next big event was the Homecoming Parade.
The previous week was spent making enough red
and white pom-poms for the band members and
other students to wear during the parade and game.
Although the G.A.A. fioat didn't win a prize, all
had a lot of fun working on it,
Additional funds were needed to finance the a-
wards so a bake sale was held at Lukas Hardware
in Milton Junction after Christmas vacation.
The girls in the G.A.A. decided to organize a bas-
ketball team and invite some neighboring towns
over for a game. As luck would have it, the White-
water City high girls had the same idea, so it was
agreed to exchange games. Several practices were
held in anticipation of the first meeting. The guards
worked on a zone defense, they learned to use the
three different types of zone guarding equally well,
Row 1: Mrs. Grovert, Patricia Sarow, Lelia Manogue, Virginia Link, Helen Holmes, Grace
Coleman. Row 2: Sheila Decker, Margaret Zahn, Nancy Slowey, Marsha Gandy, Gwendolyn
Stebbins, Vera Hartzell. Row 3: Loretta Hahn, Judith Hall, Althea Soergel, Mary Lindmark,
Constance Gavigan, Sandra Carroll, Judith Murphy. Row 4: Carol De Bock, Mary Lou von
Falkenstein, Judith Kennedy, Sally Slowey, Pauline Krueger, Suzanne Goessling. Row 5.
Adeline Nitz, Janice Jessup, Sue Shellestad, Sally Shellestad, Patricia Holliday, Laura Sayre,
Jo Anne Roberts, Mary Bowers.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
and then went on to prove it in all of the games.
The forwards were iust as aggressive during these
practices, and they began practicing pivot shots,
using a pivot player. They drilled again and again
on pivoting, passing, and shooting and their ability
to score improved a great deal.
By February 9, they were ready for the first game.
The girls from Whitewater City High made the trip
to Milton Union to play in Union's new gym. Mil-
ton's Freshman and Sophomore team won by the
large majority of 41-19. Grace Coleman couldn't
miss that night and piled up 25 points. lt was soon
evident that the Whitewater girls could play bas-
ketball, too, and they defeated the Junior and Sen-
ior team 22-15. The guarding on both teams was
good as was shown by the low scores. Carol Brown
led in scoring with 12 points.
Two nights later, the Freshman and Sophomore
team played the Junior and Senior team at a 6:00
game prior to the boys league with Fort Atkinson.
The Juniors and Seniors came out the victors by a
score of 21-15.
The return game at Whitewater was played March
9. The team plus some of the students made the
trip on a school bus. At the end of the Freshman-
Sophomore game the score was tied, but White-
water came out victorious after a two minute over-
time, 26-24. Grace Coleman scored 14 points and
Sheila Decker, 7. ln the second game the luck seem-
ed to be with Union and Milton's Juniors and Seniors
defeated Whitewater, 21-20. Virginia Link scored
11 points and Carol Brown had 10. Members ofthe
G.A.A. teams are listed below.
Seniors-Clara Dorr, Dorothy Howland, Marlene
Edwardson, Gwen Stebbins, Carol Brown, Eileen
Geiger, Ginny Link, Jo Anne Roberts.
Juniors-Pat Sarow, Mary Urban, Kay Cashore,
Sophomores-Sheila Decker, Mardell Cashore,
Grace Coleman, Sue Moberly, Marlene Stein, Sandy
Carroll, Jackie Kennedy, Ann Schmeling.
Freshmen-Carol De Bock, Judy Kennedy, Adella
Klemp, Jean Jewell, Janice Jessup.
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Row 1: Jean Gregoire, Marilyn Kildow, Carol Brown, Helen Holmes, Karen Birky, Judith
Hall. Row 2: Joan Prox, Dawn Raby, Mary Urban, Janice Smith, Mary von Falkenstein,
Yvonne Schmaling, Suzanne Goessling. Row 3: Joan Jirasek, Sally Howland, Adella Klemp,
Elaine Dorn, Marlene Hahn, Sheila Decker, Judith Murphy, Margaret Zahn. Row 4: Mrs.
Grovert, Patricia Sarow, Kathleen Manogue, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elaine Kumlien, Kay
Christiansen, Grace Coleman, Marsha Gandy, Jacqueline Vogel. Row 5: Althea Soergel,
Mary Lindmark, Carol De Bock, Judith Bessel, Janice Jessup, Janet Soergel, Karen Hillestad,
Mary Neils, Karen Appleby, Judith Kennedy.
Does Milton Union need a Pep Club?
Does Milton Union want a Pep Club?
These two questions were being asked by many
of the girls and Mrs. Grovert. lt was decided that
such a club was needed and for the second year
began its organization. This club gave the girls
an opportunity to get some organized school spirit
and help to support the athletic teams.
Rules were set up to govern the organization: l.
No member could be absent more than three times
for the weekly practice on Monday noons. 2. No
member could miss more than three of the home
basketball games. 3. Each member must wear a
white blouse, with a red scarf at all games.
Forty-four girls remained loyal to the Pep Club
during the basketball season, and got into the spirit
of things by voting on a name for the club-the
Time for a large group to meet was scarce and
hindered the membership, but finally Monday noon
hour was chosen. The cheerleaders met with it and
worked to make the old cheers more effective and
to learn several new ones. The "Red Peppers" hope
the classes to follow will learn them and use them
in backing the future Milton Union Athletic teams.
Row 'lz John Knight, Ralph Rogers, Donald Link, Anthony Guernsey, Carl Klemp, Gerald
Decker, Roger Gottschalk. Row 2: John O'Neill, Charles Kildow, Kenneth Chase, Robert
Rogers, Leo Manogue, Wendell Kumlien, Elnoe Campbell, Lester l-lartzell, Mr. Natter. Row 3
Frank McCulloch, John Prox, George Astin, James Dawson, Paul Wixom, Gerald Patterson
After being inactive tor several years, the Letter-
men's Club was reorganized as a club tor maior
letter-winners in school sports, At the first meeting
officers were elected: President, Anthony Guernsey,
Vice-president, Donald Olson, Secretary-Treasurer,
Carl Klemp, Jr. Mr. Natter was the advisor.
At the start of the school year the club was com-
posed of only twenty members. The membership
was raised to thirty-one with tive new members
ioining after the football season and six new mem-
bers atter the basketball season,
Refreshments were sold at the football and bas-
ketball games and members ot the club ushered
at the sub-district basketball tournament which was
held in the new gymnasium.
A committee was set up to look into the pros-
pects ot presenting a gift to the graduating seniors.
The club unanimously decided to present a cardinal
pullover letter sweater to each graduating senior in
good standing at the end ot the year. The club de-
cided to make this the standard award to the seniors
for the years to come.
This year the lettermen tried to make their club
desirable enough so that every letter-winner would
want to take some part in its operation. A set of
rules and regulations were set up to protect each
member, and plans were made to insure an even
better club in T954-55.
A trip to the Milwaukee County Stadium was
taken early in May.
A lot of credit was due Mr, Natter for his ex-
cellent help and advice which was very much ap-
af if fy
Row 1: Janis Ditlmer, Ann Randolph, Eugene Wenham, Nola Gray, Rose Vickerman, Janice
Smilh, Mrs. Nalter. Row 2: Mr. Mongue, Phebe Gray, Sheila Decker, Jacqueline Vogel, Heinz
Janning, Annette Olfon, Joyce Jewell, Miss Sloclcman. Row 3: Marlene Hahn, Nancy Davis,
Priscilla Arnold, Shirley Krizsan, Grace Coleman, Eileen Geiger, Thelma Walling. Row 4:
Karen Appleby, Mary Neils, Judith Daniels, Janet Soergel, John Olson, Edwin Green, James
Dawson, Linda Bingham,
feaiedz Shirley Krizsan, Josephine Maske, Donna Cha1field, Eugene Wenham. Standing
James Schmeling, Heinz Janning, James Watson, Karen Appleby, Donna Johnson, Mr
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Row 1: Dorothy Howland, Kay Christianson, Clara Dorr, Patricia Holliday. Row 2: Dolores
Schultz, Beverly Schultz, Shirley Krizsan, Judith Manogue, Vivian Alderman. Row 3: Judith
Caple, Phyllis Wollinger, Janet Soergel, Kathleen Nlanogue, Kay Arnold,
Row I: Mr. Natter, Rose Vickerman, Elaine Kumlien, Virginia Link, Donald Link. Row 2:
Grace Coleman, Henry Lukas, Mary Lindmark, Thomas Vogel, Jacqueline Vogel. Row 3:
Robert King, James Dawson, Warren Bauer.
William Krueger, lester Hartzell, Kenneth Guernsey,
Willard Godfrey, Miss Weiss, Kenneth Chase.
The Chef's Club was organized this year by fif-
teen boys interested in cooking and baking. The
meetings were held Wednesday and Thursday dur-
ing the activities period. There was no credit given
for this class.
Planning and meal preparation was done by the
boys under the direction of Miss Margaret Weiss,
home economics instructor.
The Wisconsin Power and Light Company sent a
representative to give a demonstration on broiling
meats, different fruits, and vegetables, The meat
prepared that day was some of the best the boys
In March pies were made. After the crust was
mixed and thrown around the room several times,
Carl Klemp, la Verne Staller, John Prox,
Michael Myszewski, Anthony Guernsey.
it seemed that it would never be anything but it
turned out flakier than some of the home economics
lce cream, candy, and a complete meal were
made at other meetings.
Every member in the Chef's Club enioyed the
work of the club this year and learned many new
methods of preparing foods.
In the homecoming parade Chef's Club float won
Arthur Campbell, Howard Schmeling, Charles K
dow, Kenneth Slowey.
Officers for the year were:
"CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN"
"Cheaper By The Dozen," the Junior Class Play,
was presented December 15, 1953 in the high
school gymnasium. The play was a comedy in three
acts based on the book by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr. and
Ernestine Gilbreth Carey who were members of the
family portrayed. This was a true story showing the
laughter, joy, hardships, and sorrows of life in a
A special thanks to Mrs. Natter and Mr. Mongue,
the directors from the cast:
"Joe Scales", the cheerleader-
Frank, a son .,,
Ernestine, a daughter .
Mr. Gilbreth, the father .
Ann, the oldest daughter
Bill , . .
Fred , . .
Jackie ..,...,... ....
Dan ,.,........ ..,..
Mrs. Gilbreth, the mother
Joe Scales, a cheerleader
Mrs. Fitzgerald, the maid
Dr. Burton .... . . .
Miss Brill, a schoolteacher
Larry, a boy friend . .
. . James Dawson
. . , . Karen Appleby
. . . . . Michael Myszewski
. . , . . Shirley Krizsan
. .... Annette Olson
. . . . James Harrison
. . . Kathleen Manogue
. . . , . Lester Hartzell
... Marilyn Hunt
. . . . . Willard Godfrey
, . , . . Janet Soergel
. . . . . Thomas Vogel
. . . . . . Linda Bingham
, . . . Richard Wendorf
,. . , , Karen Birky
. . . Gerald Decker
"Miss Brill"-Ka ren Birky
"Make-up" for the play
"Ann" eats her lunch
Student Director . . . .,,. Anne Randolph
Stage Manager ,. . , Gerald Richardson
Prompters ,,,. . ....., Phebe Gray
Carol Frank, Judith Caple
Makeaup , . , . Helen Holmes
Nola Gray, Dolores Pieterek
Kay Cashore, Kay Arnold
Programs and Publicity ...... . . Eleanor Burdick
Judith Manogue, Joan Hinko
Properties and Costumes . , , . Mildred Troon
Mary Wardman, Mae Pence
Rose Vickerman, Janet Drake
Mary Gavigan, Charles Kildow
Stage and Lighting ,.,,.,., , . Elnoe Campbell
Donald Burkett, Lester Hartzell
Wayland Arnold, David Gregoire
Business Manager . , ,. Beverly Blute
"Finders Creepers," a mystery comedy by Donald
Payton, was presented three times by the senior
class. The matinee was given on the afternoon of
May 7 and two evening presentations on May T0
and ll. Mrs, Natter and Mr. Mongue were co-di-
rectors of this hilarious mystery, with Kay Christian-
son as student director.
The play was centered around two typical, teen-
age boys, Wilber Maxwell and Hercules Nelson. The
boys surprisingly find that Herc's uncle, whom they
visit for a week-end, is a mortician. Not iust that,
but there is a walking, talking corpse. The boys are
naturally terrified, but they evolve a plan to solve
the mustery. There are a few unexpected incidents
when Granny and the girls, Celeste and Nina, de-
cide to help them. To add a few laughs to the
play, Claude, the caretaker, continually tries to pro-
pose to Daphne, the maid, who is very set against
marriage to him. Finally she weakens to make
Claude a very happy fellow. The cast was:
Publicity: Patsy Gregoire, Patricia Holliday, Adeline
Nitz, Roger Williams, Elaine Kumlien, Dorothy
Tickets: Donna Decker, Donna Watson, Kay Christian-
son, Priscilla Arnold, Beverly Schultz.
Program: Carol Arnold, Eva Mae Arnold, Priscilla
Make-up: Joen Trolinger, Donna Decker, Dolores
Schultz, Vivian Alderman, Loretta Hahn, Ruth
Utzig, Elaine Kumlien, Jo Anne Roberts.
Stage Props: Roger Gottschalk, Roger Williams. Ade-
line Nitz, Ruth Utzig, Arthur Campbell, Leo
Promptors: Orpha Johnson, Adeline Nitz, Gwendo-
Ushers: Clara Dorr, Priscilla Arnold, Lucille Staller,
Betty Extrom, Janelle Gray, Lelia Manogue,
Nina . . .
Mr. Quigley . . .
Aunt Mary . . .
Uncle Bob . . .
Dr. Brown . .
. Kenneth Chase
. , Wendell Kumlien
. . Eva Mae Arnold
. . . Nancy Davis
. . . Ralph Rogers
. . , Eileen Geiger
.. Edwin Green
. . . . John Goodger
Madeline .... .. Dolores Marquart
Harry Schuster . . . .... Carl Klemp
Daphne . . . .... Carol Brown
Claude . . . , . Ralph Wardman
Frankie . . . . . Donna Chatfield
Seated: Donna Chatfield, Nancy Davis, Pris-
cilla Arnold, Kay Christianson, Eva Mae Ar-
nold. Standing: Elaine Kumlien, Marlene Ed-
wardson, Janet Soergel, Eileen Geiger.
The Blackhawk staff this year was composed of
twenty-seven seniors, four iuniors, and several un-
derclassmen. The purpose of having juniors and
underclassmen on the staff was to give them a
working knowledge of the problems that arise in
issuing an annual. A list of the staff follows:
Assistant Editors .
Calendar Editors .
Class Editor .
Music Editor ..
Faculty Editor . ,
Activities Editors .
. . Priscilla Arnold
, .Kay Christianson
. . .Carol Arnold
. . .Beverly Schultz
. . , . ,Eileen Geiger
. Donna Chatfield
.. Nancy Davis
. . .Elaine Kumlien
Boys' Intramural Editor .. . John Knight
Girls' Intramural Editors Clara Dorr
Seated: Janelle Gray, John Olson, Carol
nold, Pauline Krueger. Standing: Dolores
Schultz, Paul Wixom, Virginia Link, Jane
Art Editor ......, . . .Patsy Gregoire
Homeroom Editor . . . . .Eva Mae Arnold
Typists .......... .... D onna Watson
Photographers . . . . . .Roberta Randolph
Sports Editors . . . . . .Donald Olson
Besides those on the staff, several others helped
greatly to make this annual. They were: Dorothy
Howland, Raymond Briggs, and Carl Fuchs who
helped take the pictures, and Mary Wardman, Lyn
Kasson, Linda Bingham, Kay Arnold, and Doris
Tucker who sold candy during the noon hour.
The seniors individual pictures and the group
pictures were taken by the Krueger Studio of Hart-
ford, Wisconsin. These were really busy days and
Seated: Clara Dorr, Marilyn Kildow, Donald
Olson, John Knight. Standing: Adeline Nitz
Lucille Staller, Roberta Randolph, Donna Wat
son, Kenneth Chase, Charles Bauman.
rather "trying" for everyone as classes were con-
tinually interrupted for pictures. The informal and
school life pictures were taken by the student pho-
Financing the yearbook is always a big problem.
ln September a magazine subscription drive was
sponsored ending with Carol Powell the top sales-
man. ln March, a "Courier" subscription campaign
was waged. Carl Fuchs was top salesman. The busi-
nessmen of Milton and Milton Junction also con-
The editor and asistant editors met after school
and nights at Miss Agnew's home to plan The Black-
hawk and to "set it up." After the "dummy" was
assembled and the copy typed, Miss Agnew, Priscilla
Arnold, Kay Christianson and Charles Bauman took
it to the Howe Printing Company in Prairie du
Chien, Wisconsin. There they went over it page by
page with the printers. The covers and binding were
done by Bookcraft, Inc., Milwaukee.
Working on this annual certainly benefited all of
us greatly, and taught us many things which may
prove to be helpful in later years, Much thanks
go to all who have in any way helped to con-
struct this yearbook and a special thanks to Miss
Agnew for her untiring efforts in the production
of the i954 Blackhawk.
Carol Brown, Paul Wixom
"Harvest Moon" w
as the theme of the Home
coming Dance which was h l
ed October l7, 1953.
Paul Wixom th
, e captain of the football team, was
king and chose Carol Brown as his queen. Those in
the court were: John Knight, Carol Arnold, Don
Olson, Kathleen Manogue, Ralph Rogers, Orpha
Johnson, Howard Schmeling, and Donna Chattield.
The queen was crowned by Mr. Anderson.
A realistic cornfield scene along one side of the
gym was completed with corn shocks, pumpkins,
and autumn leaves. Streamers of varying shades of
yellow and oran e '
g were entwined to form a ceiling.
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A new method of selecting the king and queen of
the Christmas Formal was inaugurated this year.
The F.F.A. selected two iunior and two senior girls
from the F.H.A. and the student body voted on the
queen. Janis Dittmer was elected queen and
Gerald Decker her king. The other members of
the court were: Eva Mae Arnold, Kenneth Chase,
Lucille Staller, Anthony Guernsey, Janet Drake, Way-
land Arnold, Jacqueline Kennedy, Richard Potter,
Sue Shellestad and Gerald Chase.
Transformed into a winter wonderland, the gym
was decorated with pine boughs, snowmen, and
white streamers, Paper snowflakes suspended from
the ceiling completed the setting.
Clara Dorr's championship basket-
Volleyball champions-Kay Casl1ore's
Seniors-inter-class basketball cham-
Looking forward to a busy year in the new
gymnasium, four intramural activities were offered.
All intramural games were played during the noon
hour and were open for participation to any girl
in high school.
Two iuniors, Pat Sarow and Mary Urban were
selected as intramural managers. These girls spent
their time getting the equipment, scorers and tim-
ers in order for play. They did a fine iob and help-
ed to make the noon hour program a success.
Activities started with volleyball. Seventy-two
girls signed up and seven teams were chosen with
the juniors acting as captains. Each team played six
games and Kay Cashore's team came through with-
out a single defeat.
Below is a list of the teams and individual scor-
Kay Cashore-Captain, JoAnne Roberts, Carol
Brown, Janet Drake, Mae Pence, Nancy Flood, Ann
Schmeling, Sally Shellestad, Betsy Vien.
Pat Sarow-Captain, Clara Dorr, Elaine Kumlien,
Mary Bowers Grace Coleman, Marlene Stein, Rosella
Mattingly, Yvonne Schmaling, Jane Pence, Dayle
Haynes, Marion Hitchcock.
Annette Olson-Captain, "Ginny" Link, Jean Gre-
goire, Phyllis Wollinger, Lou Anne Gunderson, Judy
Murphy, Margaret Zahn, Jackie Vogel, Carol De
Marilyn Hunt-Captain, Joen Trolinger, Eileen Gei-
ger, Mary Urban, Karen Appleby, Lucy Gray, Sue
Goessling, Kay Wright, Sally Howland, Jean Jewell,
Janice Smith, Marlene Edwardson.
Pauline Krueger-Captain, Marilyn Kildow, Gwen
Stebbins, Jane Roberts, Mary Wardman, Judy Bessel,
Sue Shellestad, Althea Soergel, Nancy Slowey,
Adella Klemp, Jackie Kennedy.
Karen Birky-Captain, Lucille Staller, Janis Dittmer,
Mardell Cashore, Sue Moberly, Josephine Maske,
Laura Sayre, Sally Slowey, Doris Tucker.
Anne Randolph-Captain, Lelia Manogue, Pat Hol-
liday, Sandy Carroll, Judy Hall, Elaine Dorn, Mar-
lene Hahn, Marsha Gandy, Dorothy Howland, Gerry
Kay Cashore , , 6 O
Pat Sarow . . . . 4 2
Annette Olson . . . , 4 2
Marilyn Hunt , . . .4 2
Pauline Krueger . . , . 2 4
Karen Birky ...,... .l 5
Anne Randolph ........, O 6
High Scoring-Pauline Krueger, 76, "Judy" Mur-
phy, 35, "Pat" Sarow, 32, Anne Randolph, 28, "Sue"
Goessling, 27, Jean Jewell, 27, Jo Anne Roberts,
26, Jean Gregoire, 26, Janice Smith, 24, Sally Shelle-
After two weeks of Christmas vacation the bas-
ketball teams were selected, The Seniors captained
six teams, each consisting of eleven players. With a
heavy schedule, games were played three days a
week, giving two games in the new gym and one in
the old gym. The spirit of the game was kept alive
as the girls were participating in anticipation for
the annual class tournament.
Below is a list of the teams:
Clara Dorr-Captain, Dorothy Howland, Grace Cole-
man, Mardell Cashore, Marilyn Hunt, "Pat" Holliday,
Beverly Blute, "Judy" Bessel, Laura Sayre, Janice
Jessup, Marlene Hahn.
Eileen Geiger-Captain, Carol Brown, "Pat" Sarow,
Mary Urban, Annette Olson, "Sue" Decker, "Judy"
Hall, Elaine Dorn, Althea Soergel, Janice Smith,
Mary Bowers-Captain, Loretta Hahn, Kay Cashore,
Donna Bowdin, Joan Prox, Eleanor Burdick, Lou
Anne Gunderson, "Sandy" Carroll, "Sue" Moberly,
Sue Shellestad, Jean Jewell, "Connie" Gavigan.
Jo Anne Roberts-Captain, Joen Trolinger, Pauline
Krueger, Helen Holmes, Janet Drake, Jean Gregoiire,
"Jackie" Kennedy, Josephine Maske, "Judy" Ken-
nedy, Sally Shellestad, Sally Slowey.
"Ginny" Link-Captain, "Gwen" Stebbins, Jane
Roberts, Karen Appleby, Mae Pence, Anne Schmel-
ing, Marlene Stein, Margaret Zahn, Carol De Bock,
Marilyn Kildow-Captain, Leila Manogue, Marlene
Edwardson, Janis Dittmer, Karen Birky, "Judy" Mur-
phy, "Sue" Goessling, Mary Neils, Marsha Gandy,
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Clara Dorr . . . . .5 0 l
"Ginny" Link . ...3 2 1
Mary Bowers . . . . .3 2 l
Jo Anne Roberts . . . .2 3 l
Eileen Geiger . . , , .2 3 O
Marilyn Kildow ........ O 5 O
High Scoring-Grace Coleman, 49, Carol Brown,
43, "Ginny" Link, 40, Donna Bowdin, 38, Jane
Roberts, 27, Joen Trolinger, 27, Jo Anne Roberts,
26, Pauline Krueger, 23.
Outstanding guards-Mardelle Cashore, "Gwen"
Stebbins, "Patty" Holliday, Lou Anne Gunderson,
"Pat" Sarow, Mary Urban, Ann Schmeling, "Sandy"
The list of captains and their players follows:
Seniors: Carol Brown, captain, Dorothy Howland,
Clara Dorr, Mary Bowers, Virginia Link, "Gwen"
Stebbins, Eileen Geiger, Marilyn Kildow, Jo Anne
Juniors: Mary Urban, captain, Jane Roberts, Don-
na Bowdin, Pauline Krueger, Kay Cashore, Janis
Dittmer, Kay Arnold, "Pat" Sarow, Janet Drake, Mari-
lyn Hunt, Karen Birky, Annette Olson, Joan Hinkle,
Sophomores: Mardell Cashore, captain, "Jackie"
Kennedy, Marlene Stein, Jean Gregoire, Grace Cole-
man, "Sue" Decker, "Judy" Bessel, Elaine Dorn,
Ann Schmeling, "Sandy" Carroll, Lou Anne Gunder-
son, "Sue" Moberly, "Judy" Murphy.
Freshmen: Carol De Bock, captain, Adella Klemp,
Kay Wright, Jean Jewell, Althea Soergel, Sue Shel-
lestad, Karen Hillestad, Laura Sayre, Joan Prox, Jan-
The two highest scorers came from the sophomore
class. They were Grace Coleman with 2'l and "Sue"
Decker close behind with 18 points. Clara Dorr,
Virginia Link, and Donna Bowdin each had T3
points. Carol Brown followed with 12 points. The
"Get that iumpl"
Patricia Sarow and Mary Urban-in-
highest freshman scorer was Carol De Bock with
The outcome of the tournament was:
Seniors , . .... 3 O
Sophomores . . .... 2 1
Juniors .... .... 1 2
Freshman . , . . .0 3
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Mr. Kean's history class
The new parking lot
CALENDAR 1953 - 1954
8, 1953 Classes began with four new teach-
ers-Miss Weiss, home economics, Mrs. Rol-
lin Natter, English: Mr. Rollin Natter, So-
cial Science, Social Problems, and basketball
coach: and Mr. Ladd, vocal music.
9: Assembly-Mr. Leon Daley, Magazine
salesman, opened magazine drive.
10: Rollateers gave an assembly program. We
won the football game from Elkhorn, 12-6.
17: Our Redmen won the football game from
Fort Atkinson, 13-0.
21: Milton Union B team lost to Edgerton B
25: Unionites lost game to Monroe played
30: C. E. Jones' electronics program enioyed
1: Otto Schacht lectured and sang. He closed
the program by singing "The Lord's Prayer."
2: Game played at Middleton was lost 27-6.
8: F.H.A. Initiation. Football game with Wis-
consin High was lost 27-13, '
14: Homecoming pep session and snake dance
15: Blue Jay Singers gave an assembly pro-
gram. Homecoming parade and game with
Lake Mills ended in a victory for Union, 19-6.
16: First six-week period ended.
17: Homecoming Dance was a big success! King
Paul Wixom and Queen Carol Brown reigned.
19-21: Mr. Krueger took pictures for the year-
21: Assembly-John Dallavaux talked on "Teen
23: Football game with Evansville resulted in
a tie 13-13.
27-28: Mr. Krueger took senior class pictures
for the Blackhawk.
5-6: Vacation days! Wisconsin Education Asso-
ciation Convention held in Milwaukee.
11: Special Assembly called for the Armistice
25: Second six-week period expired. Redmen
lost the football game with Fort Atkinson
1: First basketball game played in the new
gym was against Elkhorn. Union lost 59-48.
3: New gym was dedicated. Unionites play-
ed Monroe losing 60-46. ,
10: Game with Edgerton was lost 56-29.
12: "Snowball," Christmas Formal, was spon-
sored by F.H.A. and F.F.A. with Gerald Decker
as King and Janis Dittmer as Queen for the
18: The Redmen lost the basketball game with
Stoughton there, 72-42.
21: Christmas vacation started.
7: Game with Middleton was lost 72-45.
9: Played Wisconsin High there, lost 74-26.
12: Lost another game. This time to Whitewa-
15: Played Lake Mills there: lost 58-48.
22: First semester ended. Yes, the Redmen
lost the game with Jefferson there 57-35.
23: Lost game to Evansville 52-39.
25: Miss Ruth Zerler, new choir teacher, start-
29: Played Edgerton there and lost 66-38.
4: Stoughton won a basketball game from
9: G.A.A. basketball game with Whitewater.
11: Fort Atkinson won a game from the Red-
16: Lost a game to Lake Mills, 45-32.
19: Southern Wisconsin Education Association
had a convention. Lost game with Monroe,
23: Played a game of basketball at Elkhorn
and lost 69-39.
3: Senior Social Problems class went on a
field trip to Mendota.
4: Local forensic contest held at school.
5: Fourth six-week period expired.
10: League forensic contest held at Evansville.
Grace Coleman, Anne Randolph, and John Ol-
son received A ratings.
12: Art class went to Milwaukee on a field trip.
15: Band concert given for P.T.A.
19: Several students and Miss Agnew attend-
ed a yearbook workshop at Milwaukee State
23: Assembly program presented by Vincent
30: All-Sports Banquet sponsored by Milton
Junction Commercial Club was held. Joe Con-
way, a Big Ten official was the speaker.
1: F.H.A. Mother and Daughter Banquet held
with Priscilla Arnold as toastmistress.
7: F.F.A. Father and Son Banquet held with
Roger Gottschalk as toastmaster.
8: Physical Education Classes put on demon-
strations for the public.
10-18: Spring vacation.
19: Choir concert given for P.T.A.
23: Fifth six-week period expired.
24: Junior-Senior Banquet held at Milton Junc-
tion Methodist Church and "April Showers"
dance with Arnie Johnson's orchestra followed
29: Band and Choir solo day.
5: Band Concert held at Milton College.
12: Mr. Struckmeyer gave State Employment
tests to commercial seniors.
13: Band and choir tournament held at Milton
18: Phil Berude gave an assembly program.
19: Chemistry and Physics classes went on
field trip to Museum of Science and lndustry,
31: Baccalaureate services in the old gym.
4: Last day of school with picnic at Riverside
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