Morton High School - Top Hat Yearbook (Hammond, IN)

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THE 1955 TOP HAT PUBLISHED BY THE 1955 SENIOR CLASS OLIVER P. MORTON HIGH SCHOOL HAMMOND, INDIANA s T A F F Editor Tom Anderson Assistant Editor Barbara Bathurst Business Manager Tom Bander Advertising Manager Valerie Harle Art Editor.... Shirley Ahlborn Bookkeeper Janet Hesterman Feature Editor Janice Magan Photo Editor Norma Snyder Class Editor Alice Aldrin Circulation Manager Mary Joy Bindas Sports Editor David Bloom Head Typist Anne Konyu Typists Doree Smith Barbara Polgar Pat Mako Sponsor Mr. Wauro Student Photographers Mike White Lester Bergner Faculty Advisor to Student Photographers Mr. Rasmussen Additional Photographs Mr. Wheeler Advertising Salesmen — Pat Witwer, Anne Konyu, Barbara Polgar, Valerie Harle, Sandra Miller, Roberta Lutes, Jean Helgeson, Joann Manushaw, Jane Zimmerman, Mary Dixon, Rose Snyder, Norma Edwards, Wayne Smith, Ray Narug, Danny Hill. The Top Hat Staff of 1955 has made the startling discovery that everyone of us is leading a double life, as a student, and as a citizen. The life of a student isn ' t always easy. Maybe your homework didn ' t get done because you could never resist a basketball game and later you had to give up a dance be- cause that theme assigned a week ago was due the next day. You just can ' t win! As a citizen there are even more things to do. Uppermost, possibly, are jobs which are many and var- ied. All these things go together to make a happy life and we hope a good book. 3 OPENING SECTION PAGES 1 to 37 ACTIVITIES PAGES 38 to 61 ATHLETICS PAGES 62 to 75 PEOPLE PAGES 76 to 104 Though Mr. Concialdi ' s Mechanical Drawing Class looks like fun, there is a lot of hard work connected with it. This is the stenography class. Here Miss Dorothy Jasper dic- tates to Alice McKern, Darlene Dittrich, Sally Addlesberger, Barbara Bathurst, Anne Konyu, Donna Corman, Diane Powell, and Jean Helgeson. Don Harle is demonstrating the tech- niques of giving a speech in Mr. Becker ' s Public Speaking Class. Students Prepare to be Future Citizens The Physics class is very intent on the experiment Mr. Ley is doing. 7 Some of the junior and senior boys are preparing for their future in the Job and Trade Class. Here Mr. Robaska gives some help to Pete Vukovich. Study For A Career in Business Who ' s in front of the class holding the attention of Mr. Luketic ' s Business Law Class. One of the newer classes at Morton is the Clerical Practice Class. The girls and boys learn how to use different office machines. Pictured here are Donna Struhs, Janet Hester- man, Patt Balser, Frank Chance, Doree Smith, and Pat Mako. All the students in the Senior High Art Class seem to be engrossed in their work. Even the scene outside is artistics. Learning Useful Skills and Hobbies The activities of the advanced sewing class range through cutting out patterns, pinning clothing together, sewing on the machine, and final steps in finishing. All the girls in the Foods class are very hard at work on their projects. Miss Marline teaches the girls ' class. Mr. Fraser points out the operation of one of the machines in the £Kop. Joe Byers is busy on his project. Hammond - To Rome - To Spain 14 Of course this scene is familiar. These Latin students, under Mr. Ruff ' s watchful eye, are taking a test. We all remember Mr. Ruff ' s exam shoes. With all those smiles on the students ' faces. Miss Andrade must have told an amus- ing story in Spanish. While Mrs. Byers explains some phases of government, Ernie Malatinka has definitely found something else interesting in the back of the room. 16 Here is a group of student-citizens in Morton ' s first Economics class. Economics prepares these seniors for economic safety in the world of tomorrow. Mrs. Byers gives help to Dick Kessler. ftli jtf Bob Stryzinski is working very hard trying to explain the difference between Democracy and Communism to Mr. Georgas ' History Class. Mortonites As Student Citizens All the students in Mr. Schoenbohm ' s Geography class are anxious to answer the question that was just put to them. 17 Shown here is the boys ' Physical Education class going through their paces. Each student takes a turn as leader of the exercises. That Exercise Does Look Like Fun The Girls ' High School Gym instructor. Miss Evelyn Schurr, shows one of the girls how to shoot a free throw. Mr. Harper ' s Biology students are very intent on the chart that Mr. Harper is explaining. Exploring The Mysteries of Science The Health and Safety class has all its attention on the student in the front of the room. President Pete Vukovich has just an- nounced that Diane Sorter is Morton ' s first home-coming queen. The queen and her court are shown left to right: Anne Walsh, Diane Sorter, Janice Me- gan, Alice Hopman, and Shirley Golec. The Governor First Homecoming Willie Wildcat doesn ' t look so wild as he sits in his cage in front of the office. Here admiring Willie are Veidre Sitnick, Nancy Shutts, and Liz McKenny. Look at the crowd of boosters at the Homecoming bonfire. Here the cheerleaders are leading in a cheer. Pictured here is part of the Junior Class who put on that real crazy show, " The Junior Follies. " At Christmas time, the Theater Guild, Choir and Art Club put on a very spiritual play called " The Christmas Angels. " Good Times for Everyone The criminal is about to make his escape! Can the police stop him? If you saw the fall play, " Stop Thief, " you know the answer. looks like everyone is having fun! This was taken before dinner at the Semi-formal held at Lake Hills Country Club. A Night To Remember Same place, same occasion — dancing after dining. What a fine group of dancers. Shown here are the boys receiving their awards at the annual athletic banquet. In line for congratu- lations from Mr. Georgas are Dick Kessler, ' ' most valuable player " in basketball. Next to Dick is Jerry Kantor, football co-captain and basketball captain; Russell Gearman, track team captain and most valuable trackman; John Anderson, football co-captain; Jerry Lambert, most valuable football player; and Pat Gaughan, captain for cross-country. Morton Athletes Get Their Awards The men who attended Morton ' s all sports banquet look like they really enjoyed their meal. The men are members of the Morton boosters. Bob Weis works at his father ' s filling station where he puts in many extra hours. Juanita Cunningham puts in time on her job at a local grocery store. Donna Struhs earns her spending money baby-sitting. Here she reads a bedtime story to the five Hiduke children with whom she sits. Jobs Part of Being A Citizen If you have ever gone into the A P, then these boys should be familiar. Bob Artim, Harry Miles, David Wimmer, and Jim Foraker are the boys who work in stock and carry your packages to your car. 27 Physics and Chemistry classes, under the direction of Mr. Graydon Ley, arrive at Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company ' s Research and Development Division for a tour and demonstration of facilities. Not All Our Time Is Spent In With a look of determination to win on their faces, the Morton football team leaves to board the bus that will take them to the Benton Harbor football game. » The Spanish Club this year at Morton has really been active. This picture was taken during their dinner at which a Spanish menu was served. School ... But A Good Part Is When our athletes aren ' t out practicing football, running track or cross country, or shooting bas- kets, you ' JI find them hard at work (?) in the athletes ' study hall. Pictured here are the students that are responsible for the great service in our cafeteria. Left to right: Pat Mako, Bob Henry, Mary Dixon, Barbara Stricklin, Jane Crum, Dorothy Szura, and Pat Burkhart. Students Lend A Helping Hand All these office helpers are kept busy as beavers, helping to lessen the work of the regular office staff. They are left to right: Pat Hill, Barbara Bathurst, Sheila Beck, Karen Rosenswank, Janet Adlesperger, Carol Jo Miller, Jo Anne Arthur, and Betty Taggart. Pictured here are the students who run our book store. Left to right: Jim Stewart, JoAnn Manu- shaw, Kenny Bern, Bob Lutes, Pat Mack, and Don George. Here are the people who deserve so much credit for keeping Morton School looking so nice and clean. They are Mrs. Lulu Corbett, Mrs. Helen Zoliner, Mrs. Esther A. Conger, and Mrs. Catherine Boring. The Clean Up, Fix Up Crew These men, Richard Solberg, Kenneth Hahney, and James Cox, are the ones who keep up the school. They keep the heating going, maintain the lawns and are always on hand when there is a game or dance. Here are the women who prepare the delicious food that is served during the three lunch hours. They are Clara Marion, Martha Constance, Leona Garson, and Martha Shaefer. The Betty Crockers of Morton School Mrs. Anderson, the cafeteria cashier, is very patient as all the students file through the lunchroom. Mr. Clark, our principal, is shown here presiding at one of the faculty meetings. Shown here at one of its recent meetings is the Hammond Board of Education. Standing, I. to r.: R. B. Miller, John Bodman, John Beckman, Donald E. Gavit. Seated, I. to r.: Columbus Smith, Charles N. Scott, Lee L. Caldwell, Henry W. Eggers, Harold Chase. Mr. Chidester is showing two visitors a display featured during National Education week. Visitors Enjoy Morton This is a group of Morton visitors during BLIE Day. They were taken on a tour of the school and given a delicious lunch. Here is the finished product. Everyone has to admit that the play was a success and what acting! Surely we must have some John Barrymores and Helen Hayes in our midst. Activities of The Class of ' 54 Morton ' s first graduating class, the class of ' 54, received their diplomas in impressive ceremony last June. Here are the oil paintings given to the school by the Senior Class of 1954. The first class gift ever presented to our school was the privilege of the class of ' 54. Their choice was the two fine original oil paintings picture above which are now to be seen hanging in the library and room 208. Tom Anderson, editor, and Barbara Bathurst, assistant editor, go over final plans for this year ' s Top Hat. TOP HAT STAFF The Annual staff of ' 55 has worked very hard on the layout of the Top Hat, advertising sales, annual sales campaign, making posters, checking incoming pictures and designing the cover. Our hard-working editor cracks the whip whenever necessary; but, bless our little hearts it wasn ' t necessary. Mr. Wauro, the sponsor of the year- book, has helped the staff whenever possible. Despite all the hard work that was necessary, the staff has enjoyed every minute of it. We are sure that this will be one of the finest annuals that Morton has had or ever will have. ADVERTISING SALESMEN Left to right: Pat Witwer, Anne Konyu, Barbara Polgar, Valerie Harle, Sandra Miller, Roberta Lutes, Jean Helgeson, Joann Manushaw, Jane Zimmerman, Mary Dixon, Rose Snyder, Nor- ma Edwards, Wayne Smith, Ray Narug, Danny Hill. 40 Stopping their work on the annual for a moment are Dave Bloom, Sports Editor; Shirley Ahlborn, Art Editor; Norma Snyder, Photo Editor; Janice Magan, Feature Editor; and Alice Aldrin, Class Editor. Smiling, though hard at work, are the business editors of the Top Hat. They are Mary Joy Bindas, Circulation Editor; Tom Bander, Business Manager; Janet Hester- man. Bookkeeper; and Valerie Harle, Advertising Man- ager. These girls did all the typing of the Top Hat. They are Pat Mako, Anne Konyu, Barbara Pol- gar, and Doree Smith. flCTfrQW 41 BAND The Morton High School Band, under the direction of John Melton and Thomas Braeuer have brought many high honors to Morton. To win these honors many extra hours are spent preparing for state con- tests. The band also does a fine job at the home foot- ball games with their marching and twirling. Of course we always see the pep band at the pep ses- sions. Here are the fine majorettes who look so nifty at all our games. They are Eileen Sampias. Second row: Sue Frankland and Joyce Dukeman. Third row: Pat Sebahar, Connie Parsons, and Betty Czech. First row: Tom Bander, Tom Anderson, Jim Beckett, Donna Benjamin, Janet Wilkins, Doris Gray, Lucy Baker, Pat Parchem, Carl Melton. Second row: Christine Anderson, Carol Knopf, Robert Berg, George Hand, Lorna Clarke, Pat Miles, Glenn Williams, Pat Garson, Jack Larkin, Elizabeth McKenney, Betty Czech, Joann Evans. Here is a band rehearsal. Mr. John Melton conducts the band. Besides conducting the Morton band and orchestra Mr. John Melton also gives music lessons to his students. Third row: Betty Feldt, Lynn Fitzwater, Karen Daniel, Barbara Parsons, Barbara Zinn, Jack Hayden, Donald Kirkland, Jim Criswell, Dale Dunstan, Parker Hand, Faith Worman, Virginia Chizmar, Judy Hellinga, Eugene Pringle, Edwin Gatons, Wayne Mize, Ray Narug, Arven Haines, Eileen Sampias, Donna Struhs, Duane Sebahar. Fourth row: Charles Brown, David Cook, Janet Slivka, Don Gardner, Bernard Goetzinger, Bruce Sheline, Kenneth Bergner, Linda Smith, Mr. Melton, Mr. Brauer, Pat Fitzgerald, John Brooke, Richard Mings, Ricky Kirkland, Roland Unkuri, Jerry Evans, Sue Berkheiser, Carolyn Johnson, Juanita Paquin, Le Moine Bond, Sue Losh, Glenn Schram, Lester Bergner, George Doolen. On floor: Bob Weis, President; Barbara Bathurst, Vice-President; Tom Miller, Treasurer; Janice Magan, Secretary; Tom Bander, Program Chairman; Lucy Baker, Alumnae Chairman. First step, left to right: Miss Hunter (sponsor), Tom Anderson, Valerie Harle, Myrna Olson, Anne Konyu. Second Step: Lewis Frigyes, Sue Young, Leah Rae Hyslop, Nancy Cole. Third step: Duane Sebahar, George Doolen, Betty Russell, Darlene Dittrich. Fourth step: Jerry Evans, Jim Criswell, Charlotte Kmetz, Mary Chancellor. Fifth step: Bob Stryzinski, Ronald Topp, Alice Aldrin, Joan Rygiel. Sixth step: Jerry Lambert, Mary Joy Bindas, Pat Williams. NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY In order to be a member of the National Honor Society you must be on the honor roll three consecutive six-week periods and pass the approval of the faculty. If a person has met these qual- ifications he is inducted in an impressive ceremony in January. New members are also inducted at a dinner in the spring. The Honor Society also has taken trips and sponsored dances. 44 1 : f t.-ak r Jr ▼ I IfeS j With new stage and lighting effects, the Honor Society Formal Initiation was some- thing different and unusual. You must admit it was beautiful. Left to right: George Doolin, Tom Bander, Barbara Bathurst, Lucy Baker, Myrna Olson, Betty Russell, and Tom Miller. In front are: Bob Weis, president and Jerry Lambert. » CINEMA CLUB One of the most outstanding service organiza- tions is the Cinema Club sponsored by Mr. Gib- son. The students in this club devote much time and effort in providing and running the different machines needed by the classes. Much skill is needed to operate the complicated movie pro- jectors, slide and filmstrip machines, and the tape recorders. ' • Harry Miles, Peggy Falusi, and Al Houchins are a few of the members in Cinema Club. They run the cameras, re- corders, etc. for all the classes. First row: Sherri Maxwell, Jay Cline, Joe Wysong, Wayne Smith. Second row: Norma Edwards, Don Merchant, John Holland, Paul Edwards. Third row: Nancy Shutts, Jerry Bell, Mike White, Edward Bromells. Fourth row: Gale Bradford, Don Mentzer, Don Ritchey, Ed Johnson. Fifth row: Sandra Hill, George Hand, Arven Haines, Gerald Gordon. Sixth row: Lynne Fitzwater, Christine Anderson, Richard Fleming, Raymond Narug. Seventh row: Carol Sarina, Peggy Falusi, Nancy Cole, Wayne Lazar. Eighth row: Don Batsel, Ralph Gardner, Al Houchins. First row: Ellen Bolen, president; Louis lorio, vice-president; Doris Gray, secretary; George Doolen, treasurer; George Germek, Bob Weis. Second row: Jerry Lambert, Bill Beaver, Dale May, Jim Trull, Ona Bunger, Jack Larkin, Wayne Mize, Ray Narug, Ted Musser, Marilyn lliff, Tom Anderson, Don Ganchiff. Third row: Mr. Ley, Veidre Sitnik, Joyce Baldwin, Lenore Schmidt, Linda Smith, Margaret Viou, Phyllis Strain, Marie Viou, Jim Criswell, Lewis Frigyes, Tom Black, Tom Bander. Fourth row: Harry Alexander, Arven Haines, Howard Long, Jerry Stimac, Duane Sebahar, Jim Hoffman, Jerry Evans, Marvin Sadewasser, John McDonough, Ed Bromels, Larry Kitchell. PHY-CHEM CLUB Most of the regular club meetings are comprised of matters concerning club or- organization committee plans, etc. Project work is done on the first and third Tuesday nights under the sponsorship of Mr. Gray- don Ley. Movies pertaining to physics and chemistry are shown often. Projects are be- ing prepared for exhibition at the Science Fair. Who ' s behind the smoke screen? Mr. Ley has accomplished what we would all like, a smoke screen in the class room. 46 I The pictured Art Club members are in the midst of preparations for last Spring ' s annual dance, " Artists and Models. " ART CLUB Although officially recognized as an Academic organization, the High School Art Club, in its scope of activities, can be considered more of a Service group as it contributes its service s to the art needs of the school. Many hours after school, and even Saturdays, are spent by the members to prepare the stage scenery necessary for an effective play. How- ever, along with its service contributions, the club also manages to visit art exhibi- tions, commercial art studios and pro- fessional art schools. Every year the club sponsors an annual dance with a color- ful theme and decorations. The club is under the sponsorship of Mr. Anthony Wauro. First row: Connie lliff, Maria Makela, Carol Brown, Judy Hutsler. Second row: Barbara Chalmers, Katherine Brum- field, Carolyn Johnson, Grade Hayes. Last row: Don George, Roger Mierzwa, Janet Hiil, Karen Ogren, Marie Snyder, Shirley Tan- ner, Shirley Spudic, Shirley Alhborn, Lyn Rae Mayer, Mr. Wauro, Pat Reynolds, Jean Krejci, Vivian Buldak. BOOSTER CLUB Booster Club has been called the back- bone of our school spirit. The club, largest in the school, is divided into committees, each formed to take care of a certain ac- tivity. This year ' s big accomplishment was the formation of a card section. With the guidance of our sponsors, Mrs. Jankovich and Mr. Harper, this card section was a huge success. The first time it was presented was at the Homecoming Game. Morton has the honor of being the second high school in Indiana to have a card section. Many students possibly do not appreciate our pep sessions. A lot of time and work was put into them. Let ' s all boost our Booster Club to boost the school. Wasn ' t the pep session for Homecoming a riot? Remember on the trip around the world, we discovered how many followers and boosters the Morton Governors really had. Here are the cowgals Liz McKenny, Joyce Baldwin and Lyla Behling discussing the Gov- ernors with the Eskimos Sharon Luchene and Helen Medvecz. Kneeling: Marvin Sadewasser, Janice Hanzi, Gale Bradford, Janet Melville, Sharon Christensen, Alexa- ander Gardner, Bill May. First row: Mrs. Jankovich, Sandra Shearer, Lynn Fitzwater, Peggy Mauger, Pat Kukta, Maria Makela, David Cook, Joe Auksel, Don Kirkland, Linda Smith, Norma Snyder, Nancy Shutts, Pat Garson, Pat Fitzgerald, Deborah Smith, Marge Kerrick, Pat Witwer. Second row: Beverly Detvay, Phyllis Bence, Ann Konyu, Roberta Lutes, Valerie Harle, Janet Jeppeson, Nancee Meyers, Jane Crum, Pat Butler, Darlene Burr, Mardell Baker, Jo Ann Manushaw, Joanne Kauzlarich, Mary Ann Kozubal, Mary Lynn Mirzalli, Janet McBroom, Sharon Luchene, Nancy Nemeth, Judy Luchene, Jane Zimmermann. Third row: Joy Holm, Betty Taggart, Janet Adelsperger, Jean Helgeson, Patt Balser, Winifred Anderson, Barbara Polgar, Ellen Bolen, Margot Miles, Margaret Vickerman, Donna Stuhlmacher, Yvonne Gard- ner, Patty Kukta, Gloria Kalena, Carol Kantor, Doris Gray, Rosemary St. Clair, Joyce Baldwin, Darlene Dittrich. Fourth row: Judy Fleming, Pat Mecyssne, Carol Gazdik, Ruth Christensen, Beverly Boesch, Ramona Adams, Joan Baut, Glenna Mears, Sandra Lewis, Camilla Kennell, Barbara Marsh, Barbara Goodson, Judy Littel, Nancy Cole, Mary Dixon, Pat Mack, Shirley Ann Golec, Karen Ogren, Jo Ann Arthur, Donna Corman, Lyla Behling. Fifth row: Helen Medvecz, Gloria Asam, Ona Bunger, Alice Hopman, Margie Miller, Jackie Szura, sergeant-at-arms; Leah Rae Hyslop, parliamentarian; Joan Rygiel, vice-president; Veidre Sitnick, president; Lucy Baker, secretary; Myrna Olson, treasurer; Pat Evans, Mariann Primmich, Janice Magan, Donna McKinley, Clea Capuzzi, Carole Peters. Our fine squad of varsity cheerleaders learn the motions on a new cheer. From left to right: Leah Rae Hyslop, Valerie Harle, Donna Corman and Pat Mack, illustrating the motions. Let ' s all give a cheer for our B-Team Cheerleaders. They did great! They are, first row: Lucy Baker, Joan Rygiel; second row: Jo Anne Poole, and Alice Hopman. CHEERLEADERS The Varsity cheerleaders, Donna Corman, Leah Rae Hyslop, Pat Mack, and Valerie Harle are each wearing a corsage that was the start of a new tradition at Morton. The Morton cheerleaders, who are chosen in the Spring by a committee of faculty and students, practice cheers and motions for the following semester. The duties of the cheerleaders are to work up motions to new cheers, keep the school spirit up during a game, and to help the B-team and freshman cheerleaders. All of this year ' s varsity squad will graduate in June. All of Morton ' s cheerleaders seem to have undying energy and school spirit. The monitors, headed by Mr. Luketic, are the " peace-keepers " of M. H. S. There are seven crews of monitors, each serving one hour. One dependable person is selected from each crew of eleven monitors to serve as lieutenant. It is the lieutenant ' s job to keep an accurate attendance chart of his monitors. This organiza- tion has been useful in keeping our halls very orderly. Marge Kerrick, one of the monitors, checks the pass of Jane Zimmerman. MONITORS First row: Pat White, Mardell Baker, Sheila Beck, Pat Bloom, Gale Bradford, Barbara Bedene, Mr. Luketic, Juanita Cunningham, Janice Magan, Sandi Lewis, Mary Dixon, Marge Kerrick. Second row: Lyla Behling, Kathy Snyder, Cora Lee Burrus, Pat Hill, Marilyn Zawad- zki, Barbara Chalmers, Betty Russell, Pat Mack, Nancy Cole, Barbara Parsons, Lucy Baker, Pat Holly, Judy Luchene, Eileen Sampias, Barbara Foraker, Ruth Christianson, Dorothy Balka, Lynn Fitzwater. Third row: Sharon Luchene, Sandra Miller, Beverlee Neal, Judy Littel, Margo Miles, Jackie Szura, Sally Stahl, Sandra Morris, Alexandra Gardner, Karen Ogren, Mary Ann Primich, Winifred Anderson, Camilla Kennel, Gloria Asam, Lynn Rae Mayer, Barbara Macarty, Jo Ann Manushaw, Patt Balser, Dolores Hopkins, Cherry Fleming. Fourth row: Ted Musser, Bob Weis, Harry Alexander, Allan Johnson, Don Ganchiff, Al Schweighardt, Gordon Pacquin, Larry MacDonald, George Hand, Terry Fowler, Floyd White, Larry Smith, Robert Oberlee, Tom Stafford, Bob Medwetz, Ron Opinker, Charles Suto, Richard Baldin, Richard Cvitkovich, Paul Puglise, Bob Lutes. One of the committees in Student Council discusses plans for the student govern- ment. They are Pete Vukovich, Mr. Flans- burg, Mrs. Greskovich, and Jerry Evans. STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council has been hard at work this year organiz- ing the student courts and student government. This is the first time anything like this has ever been attempted at Morton. The work was done in small groups having their meetings at various times. Pete Vukovich is president and Mr. Glenn Flansburg is faculty sponsor. First row: Mary Kempley, Karen Ogren, Beverly Muffett, Linda Smith, Pat Fitz- gerald, Judy Rosenberger, Betty Tag- gart, Sue Losh, Alice Hopman, Pete Vukovich. Second row: Bill Beaver, Beulah Wayne, Karen Rosanswank, Faith Worman, Deborah Smith, Alexandra Gardner, Sheila Beck, Barbara Bedene, Roberta Lutes, Sharon Luchene. Third row: Mary Rivich, Kenneth Bergner, Terry Kelleher, Charles Tarr, Ted Mus- ser, Richard Jarnagin, Ed Bowers, George Doolen, Mary Ellen Cornwell, Fourth row: Tom White, Tony De Rosa, Ernest Malatinka, Bernard Dowling, Jerry Evans, Don Stryzinski, Tom Staf- ford, John McDonough, Marvin Porter. 51 First row: Yvonne Gardner, Gloria Kalena, Diane Martinich, Joyce Neal, Carol Peters, Peggy Falusi, Betty Russel, Greta Simpson, Barbara McCarty, Janet Slivka, Joann Poole, Betty Czech, Elaine Ceglian, Charlotte Kmetz, Mary Ellen Cornwell, Janet Hesterman, Ann Walsh, Dee Hopkins, Karen Ogren. Second row: Shirley Golec, Judy Hellinga, Grace Wilson, Judy Stryzinski, Beverly Boesch, Carol Kantor, Sandy Hill, Mary Ann Kozubal, Joan Ray, Mary Ann Primich, Mary Kemply, Gloria Patrick, Mabel Marlow, Juanita Cunningham, Barbara Bedene, Patt Balser, Cherry Fleming, Doree Smith, Karen Lutes, Judy La Belle. Third row: Judy Mathes, Pat Witwer, Joanne Manushaw, Judy Littel, Sandra Miller, Joy Holm, Anne Peterson, Joyce Poulsen, Judy Cava- naugh, Carolyn Crowe, Judy Howard, Ruth Gasvoda, Lorraine Baut, Carol Gazdik, Joann Minelli, Joyce May, Margaret Beckett, June Davis, Sue Martin. Fourth row: Irene Breger, Ruth Christenson, Mardell Baker, Pat Hill, Judy Fleming, Pat Mecyssne, Dorothy Krizan, Beverly Detvay, Sharon Trout, Pat Czarnecki, Phyllis Bence, Peggy Mauger, Pat Butler, Sue Jones, Jane Derflinger, Margie Sherrick, Alice Evert, Marie Pecelin, Bonnie Cripe, Pauline Robinson. Fifth row: Janet Adelsperger, Barbara Foraker, Laura Brown, Sandra Adelsperger, Ramona Adams, Gale Bradford, Karen Daniels, Lynne Fitzwater, Sheila Beck, Sandy Shearer, Betty Feldt, Judy Rubense, Carol Vanzo, Eileen Hartman, Margaret Vickerman, Barbara Marsh, Donna Stuhlmacher, Dee Smith, Joyce Darnell, Miss Schurr. G . A . A . The girls in G. A. A. participate in the following sports: basketball, volleyball, baseball and soccer, correspond- ing to the seasons. These are played on Monday nights. They also partake in bowling, under the supervision of their sponsor. Miss Schurr, at the Pin Bowl Alleys each Thursday after school. Will she hit ' em or won ' t she? That is the question. But from here it looks as if Jo Anne Poole can be sure of a strike. Bowling is part of the G. A. A. activities. 52 First row: Mrs. Greskovich, Joan Rygiel, Judy Luchene, Leah Rae Hyslop, Bob Stryzinski, Janet McBroom, Mary Lynn Mirzalli, Carol Krupa, Ramona Baine, Ann Walsh, Mrs. Walker. Second row: Gloria Marek, Sharon Brant, Janet Jeppeson, Janice Magan, Darlene Dittrich, Jean Helgeson, Pat Fitzgerald, Deborah Smith, Janice Frankovich, Anne Konyu. Third row: Maria Makela, Norma Snyder, Mary Joy Bindas, Alice Aldrin, Nancy Nemeth, Lyla Behling, Sharon Luchene, Carol Peters, Sylvia Shondel. Fourth row: Spencer Greer, Bill Smith, Bob Lutes, Allen Johnson, Jack Cunningham, Donald Oglesby, Allan Quigley, Carl Melton, Kenneth Bergner, Ron Galosich. F.T. A . The activities of all fifty-three members consist of assisting teachers, which is done during the students ' study hall, in ele- mentary grades, assisting in many school activities such as Edu- cation Week, etc., and raising money for the scholarship fund. The Scholarship fund was first started last year and has benefited several of last year ' s seniors. Part of the activities of the F.T. A. was to do student teach- ing in the elementary grades. Here is Carole Peters giving help to one of Miss Alpaugh ' s first graders. First row: Mr. Rasmussen, sponsor. Second row: Douglas Halley, Barbara Strick- lin, Wanda Sams. Third row: Sherman Chancellor, Pat Baldwin, Beverly Luchene. Fourth row: Bill Walter, Barbara Goodson, Sara Bradley. Fifth row: Carroll Garza, Bob Stuhlmacher, Pat White, Martha Kasarda. Sixth row: Lester Bergner, Alex Anderson, Lorraine Wisniewski, Beverlee Neal. Seventh row: John Mayden, Steve Suto, Terry Hayden, Mary Chancellor. Eighth row: George Baltes, John Kirkland, Joe Byers. Ninth row: David Cook. Tenth row: Charles Barnes, Charles Tarr, John Ferris, Ricky Kirkland. Eleventh row: George Hand, Don Voeos. Twelfth row: Bernard Goetzinger, Bob Stry- zinski, Richard Mings. BIOLOGY CLUB This club, sponsored by Mr. Rasmussen, was organized so that students might become better acquainted with the living things around them. Many experiments have been done with rats, chickens, and other forms of animal and plant Iffe. Through these experiments, the members have learned many interesting facts about behavior and environment. Standing: Dave Bloom, president; Mr. Becker, sponsor. First row: Don Harle, Mary Dixon, Ed Bower. Second row: Terry Fowler, Pat Mack, Donna Benjamin. Third row: Dale Dunstan, Joe Wysong, Lucy Baker. FORENSICS CLUB The Forensics Club helps develop students ' interest and ability in various forensic activities, such as: Debate, extemporaneous speaking, interpretation, and radio speaking. The club has spon- sored interesting debate programs for the high school assemblies. In December, Mr. Becker, club sponsor, accompanied the mem- bers to a Speech Conference at Purdue University. SPANISH CLUB We have all enjoyed the interesting and beautiful assemblies given by our Spanish Club. At Christmas time they join with the Spanish classes to sing Spanish Christmas carols led by Miss Andrade. They also set up a " Nacimiento " (nativity) scene in one of the display windows. As an outside activity the club attended a " Christmas in Mexico " program at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. i-.VJL. 4 ;. 5 71 JLk 4 U j First row: Sheri Maxwell, Mary Ellen Duron, Virginia Chizmar. Second row: Mary Jo Modjeski, Sharon Christenson, Jo Anne Evans. Third row: Carlos Vargas, Richard Shaw- ver, Parker Hand, Bill Buvala, Box Alexander, Norman Balog, Phil Jack- son, Miss Andrade, sponsor. 55 First row, left to right: Margaret Beckett, Pat Williams, Juanita Paquin, Jean Helgeson, Deborah Smith, Carl Melton. Second row: Betty Jean Takacs, Eugene Peto, Bonnie Russell, Pat Fitzgerald, lorna Clark, Pat Miles, Carolyn Johnson, Pat Mako, Donna Benjamin, Christine Anderson, Tom Bander. Third row: Janice Hanzi, Marjorie Sherrick, Janet Galen, Bruce Sheline, Linda Smith, Mr. Melton, Roland Unkuri, Glenn Schramm, Jerry Evans, Dale Dunstan, Jack Hayden. ORCHESTRA The orchestra is always hard at work on musical numbers to be presented at the Morton concerts. This year, they again had their formal concert. The orches- tra practices several days a week early in the morn- ing. CHOIR We must admit that Miss Barbara Miller has really done a wonderful job with our choir. The choir pre- sented an auditorium program of popular songs. Even though the choir is small, it is really something to be proud of. The choir also sang at last year ' s graduation and they are always a part of our Christmas play. Head of group: Miss Miller, sponsor. First row: Dorothy Szura, Pat Maxwell, Joan Baut, Juanita Cotner, Mary Ellen Cornwell. Second row: Mary Dixon, Alice Aldrin, Cheryl Milligan, Judy Rubense, Pat Keefer, Pat Burkhart, Mary Joy Bindas. Third row: Gloria Nemcek, Alice Collins, Nancy Cole, Norma Snyder, Sandra Duncker, Pat Evans. Fourth row: Don Cornwell, Dan Balog, Don George, Wayne Smith. Jk Historical Club does research on our fair state of Indi- ana. They also have a bake sale money-making project, and take little trips to interesting historical places with their sponsoring teacher, Mrs. Byers. Mrs. Byers often describes during the meetings the places she has visited, which have value for the historical club members. First row: Ron Hrebenyak, Dorothy De Rolf, Glenna Mears, Mrs. Byers. Second row: Gloria Nemcek, John Ingram, Pat Maxwell, Dave Herring, Janet Schimming, Nancy Lukens. Third row: Nancy McCooe, Judy Warren, Jack Nelson, Al Nowak, Dave Wimmer, Barry Quigg, Rachelle Stowers. Standing: Evelyn Rolfe, Carol Nemcek, Barbara Parsons (secretary), John Anderson (treasurer), Dave Gasvoda (sergeant-at-arms), Sandra Mor- ris. JUNIOR HISTORICAL SOCIETY M-CLUB The purpose of the M-Club is to guide the boys in the group to a better understanding of their fellow man. The club strives to promote good school spirit and to develop community interest in the school athletic program. Mem- bership is open to those boys who have received a letter in sports. The boys assist at all athletic contests. M-Club, one of the more recently formed clubs, is under the pa- tient sponsorship of Mr. Zlotnik. Seated: Jerry Lambert, Terry Zaiko, Jay Kimmel, Jerry Kantor, Gordon Paquin. Standing: Bill May, Dale May, Tom Mills, Ernest Malatinka, John Anderson, Dick Kessler, Mar- vin Porter, Bob Weis, Stanford White, Mike Ventrella, Walter Hartman, Al Johnson, George Germek, Bill Zybell, Ted Hmielewski. Top of Lockers: Dick Vezey, John McDonough, Don Wilson, Ron Balta, Bob Stryzinski, Pat Gaughn, Leon Jenkins, David Kralik, Russell Gearman. Floor — Pat Burkhart, Jane Crum, Joyce Smith, Barbara McLean, treasurer; Jo Anne Arthur, secretary; Delores Hopkins, vice president; Mary Joy Bindas, president. First row: Lorainne Wisniewski, Carole Peters, Alice Collins, Pat Butler. Second row: Shari Fleming, Kathryn Snyder, Elsie Peterson, Darlene Dittrich. Third row: Diane Hipp, Nancy Lukens, Judy Russell, Pat White. Fourth row: Janet Shimming, Clea Capuzzi, Dor- othy Waddle, Betty Pollard. Fifth row: Jo Ann Poole, Sue Berkheiser, Carolyn Crowe, Pat Eppl. Sixth row: Marilyn Zawadzki, Judy Cavanaugh, Jean Helgeson, Carol Barr. Seventh row: Phyllis Schmitt, Lorraine Racz, Janet Slivka, Bonnie Sharkey. GIRLS CLUB The Girls ' Club, sponsored by Miss Martine, bases its pro- gram and activities on an effort to build a fellowship of women and girls devoted to the tasks of realizing in our common life those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed by our faith as Christians. Their new constitution includes a plan to execute an annual serv- ice project, which this year is the making of stuffed animals to be given to orphans. Hl-Y At their meetings, the boys in Hi-Y discuss various pos- sible school activities and appoint committees to plan for future meetings. The members have projects to work on, one of which was to fill a basket for the needy during the Thanksgiving season. This organization is under the skillful guidance of Mr. Georgas and Mr. Ley. First row: Steve Suto, Bob lorio, Danny Miles, Charles Barnes. Second row: Gary Lambert, Paul Berta, Keith Cotner, Jim Harrison. Third row: George Tobias, Terry Fowler, Jim Trull. Fourth row: Dave Weedon, Jim Custevass, Al Nowak, Raymond Narug. Fifth row: Bob Keefer, John Ingram, Jack Nelson, Howard Farver. Sixth row: David Cook, Larry Kitchell, Louis Frigyes, Frank Chance. Seventh row: John Mayden, Harry Alexander, Howard Long, Thomas Black. Eighth row: Gary Ruhs, Jerry Stimac, George Doolen, John Kirkland. Ninth row: George Baltes, Bob Weis, Bob Sim- mers, Don Kirkland. Tenth row: Don Harle, Dave Gasvoda, Bill Ma- gan, Rickly Kirkland. Eleventh row: Jim Collins, Stan White, Jerry Evans, George Germek. Twelfth row: Charles Suto, Don Ganchiff, John Rumbut, Jim Hoffman. Thirteenth row: Jim Foraker, Terry Fisher, Duane Sebahar, Louis lorio, Wayne Mize, Roland Unkuri, Jerome Babitz, Arven Haines. Seated on stairs: Mr. Ley and Mr. Georgas, spon- sors. » PRESS CLUB The Press Club publishes the Mortonite, the weekly newspaper of Morton High School. Morton students do all the work such as: news-writing, setting up copy, cut- ting stencils, folding and running off copies. The club is under the sponsorship of Mrs. Kelly. Most of the news- writing assignments are changed weekly. First row at wall: Mrs. Kelly, Don Oglesby, Bob Berg, Bob Henry. Second row: Pat Mako, Bonnie Thomas, Cecelia Clark, Alice Collins, Dave Bloom. Third row: Glenn Schram, editor; Valerie Harle, Darlene Dittrich, Jim Beckett. At desk: Valerie Harle. Standing: Barbara Bedene, Miss Jasper. First row: Leah Rae Hyslop, Darlene Dittrich, Dolores Hopkins, Bar- bara Stricklin, Peggy Mauger. Second row: Mary Modjeski, Sue Martin, Phyllis Bence, Anne Konyu, Mary Chancellor, Jo Anne Arthur. Third row: Patt Balser, Janet Hesterman, Doree Smith, Shari Fleming, Pat Burkhart. PATROL GIRLS Have you ever walked into school in the morning with your hat on, or without an admit? Who is the first one you will meet? Of course, you can ' t get by the patrol girls. What has hap- pened when you skipped a stair or ran down the hall? The patrol girls perform a fine service to the school. The morning lieutenant is Valerie Hale and the afternoon lieutenant is Barbara Bedene. It is the duty of the lieutenants to check the patrol and make sure all the girls are on duty. Miss Dorothy Jasper is faculty spon- sor. 59 Kneeling: Rosemary Littel, Charlotte Kmetz, Elaine Ceg- lian, Lucy Baker, Barbara Stricklin, Dorothy Szura. Standing on floor: Donna Benjamin, Joan Rygiel, Leah Rae Hyslop, Doree Smith, Patt Balser, Donna McKin- ley, Sarah Johnson, Marilynn Miff, Doris Gray, Donna Struhs, Miss Gibson. First step: Sue Young, Donna Corman, Mary Dixon, Shirley Ahlborn. Second step: Anne Konyu, Cora Burrus, Shirley Wilson, Nancy Byers. Third step: JoAnn Dakin, Janice Magan, Nyla Miller, Alice McKern. Fourth step: Diane Powell, Eileen Sampias, Ann Walsh, Pat Hill. Fifth step: Barbara Foraker, Joyce Baldwin, Marcia Bocken, Lyla Behling. Sixth step: Joan Baut, Janet McBroom, Mary Lynn Mirzalli, Phyllis Klein. Seventh step: Valerie Harle, Sandra Lewis, Norma Snyder, Janet Hesterman. Eighth step: Camilla Kennell, Veidre Sitnik, Ellen Bolen, Ona Bunger. Ninth step: Barbara Parsons, Gloria Asam, Winifred Anderson. Top step: Barbara Polgar, Carol Knopf. FUTURE NURSES In preparing for their future lives as citizens, many of the junior and senior girls participated in the newly formed Future Nurses organization where they learned about the different duties of nurses and the different schools of nursing. Miss Gibson, our school nurse and club sponsor, has taken the girls on some very inter- esting field trips to Wesley Memorial and St. Margaret Hospitals. THEATER GUILD In order to be a Theater Guild member, a person must first work on the production staff of a play. Each year the Theater Guild puts on a three-act Fall play and a Christmas play. The remainder of the time is spent at meetings learning stage work, make-up, and some history of the theater. Miss May Virden is direc- tor of the Theater Guild. Standing: Miss Virden. First row, seated: Sarah Johnson, Jane Crum, Phyllis Klein, Camilla Kennell. Second row, standing: Diane Powell, Pat Fitz- gerald. Third row: Deborah Smith, Betty Taggart, Dor- othy Balka, Pat Evans. Fourth row: Valerie Harle, Alice Collins, Robin Mills, Marjorie Kerrick, Dale Spidel. Top: Carol Knopf, Dorothy Gajda, Gene Richter, Ronnie Lenz. 60 JUNIOR RED CROSS Front row, left to right, in front of desk: Barbara Williams, Mary Ellen Cornwell, Patricia Williams. Second row: Florence Hartman, Lenore Schmidt, Donna Benjamin, Judy Rubense, Judy Howard, Nancy Nemeth. Back row: Dick Wehr, Betty Feldt, Leah Rae Hyslop, Janice Searls, Dorothy Balka, Karen Daniels, Miss Allman, Marge Miller, Leona Wiggins, Beverly Boesch. At Christmas time the Red Cross made two Santa Claus costumes for the Beatty Memorial Hospital in Westville, Indiana. This is just one of the many projects worked on by the Red Cross during the past year. The Red Cross, sponsored by Mrs. Sankowski, has done much to brighten the days of the needy and sick during the holiday seasons. Floor: Peggy Mauger. First row: Gloria Nemcek, Sandra Duncker, Bill Briggs, Evtelyn Rolfe. Second row: Pat Holly, Jack Cunningham, Marge Kerrick, Phyllis Bence. Third row: Sue Martin, Grace Wilson, Shirley Tanner, Pat Mack. Fourth row: Betty Czech, Greta Simpson, Beverly Luchene, Mary Chancellor. LIBRARY STAFF We here at Morton are proud of our well-organized library. The Library staff and Miss Allman have worked hard to keep the library equipment in good condition and in the correct places so that it may be readily available for our use. A large number of magazines are kept on file for five years. After that time useful articles and pictures are clipped from them and filed away. Stu- dents and teachers can always be assured of prompt and cour- teous assistance from our student librarians, one of whom is present in the library every period of the day. ! j I j I i 64 » First row, left to right: Walter Dittrich, Bill Zybell, Mike Ventrella, Walter Opasik, Ron Balta, Jim Babowski, Jerry Arcella, Dale Branson, Rich Baldin, Jack Downing, Phil Lohse (mgr.), and Walter Guzek (mgr.). Second row: Head Coach Maurey Zlotnik, Carl Aherns, Paul Puglise, Jay Kimmel, Russell Gearman, Bob Weis, Bill Simpson, Ronald Smith, Tom White, Bob Stryzinski, Bob Lutes, Dan George, and Don Harle (mgr.). Third row: Coach Robert Gollner, John Zgunda, Don Richey, Ron Galosich, Dave Gasvoda, Al Johnson, Marvin Porter, George Conger, Jim Mills, Jerry Lambert, Wayne Lazar, Gordon Paquin, Tony DeRosa, Principal A. W. Clark. Fourth row: Tom Black, John Hodgson, George Germek, Don Bremer, Ernie Malatinka, Spencer Greer, Gerald Kantor, Dave Kralik, Don Wilson, John Anderson, Terry Zaiko, Don Stryzinski, Dave Vahor- vich, and Coach Nick Luketic. VARSITY FOOTBALL Morton, in only her second season as a high school, sur- prised the local sports world by finishing with a fine 5-5 record against some highly rated competition. Though many times outweighed or hampered by injuries, the Governors always came back fighting. Our touchdown twins, Mike Ventrella and Jerry Lambert, running behind a solid wall of interference, provided the fans with plenty of action and thrills in a full ten game schedule of hard, rugged football. After being blanked by an experienced Clark squad 13-0 in their debut, the Governors came smashing back to subdue Hammond Tech by a 7-0 count. Having gained confidence, the Morton gridders went on to pound Thornton Fractional 13-0. Morton then ran up against top-seeded Benton Harbor of Michigan and finished on the short end of a 26-8 verdict after a nip-and-tuck battle. Whiting, Morton ' s next opponent and this year ' s mythical state champs, managed to score thirteen points in the first half and hang on the rest of the game. The Governors out-rushed them, gained more first downs and generally out-played them but, in vain. Thirsting for revenge, the Red-and-Gray satisfied their lust by running roughshod over hapless Crown Point 27-6 on a water-logged field. In their next contest, highly rated East Chicago Roosevelt was given her closest shave of the season as Morton dropped a tough 19-0 decision. Rated as underdogs against their arch- rival Bishop Noll, our boys displayed a fine show of fighting spirit by upsetting the Warriors 13-6 in a grueling tussle on a weather-beaten field. Morton then coasted to an easy victory by pasting Edison of East Gary 20-0. The Governors completed the rout by rolling up a towering 431 yards to the Eagle ' s uny 48. Unfortunately in the season finale, Morton was unable to protect a seven point lead as Hammond High capitalized on a Governor fumble in the final minutes, and scored with 29 seconds remaining for a 13-7 victory. Seniors Jerry Kantor and John Anderson were elected as this year ' s co-captains, with Jerry Lambert selected as most valuable by his teammates. Morton rooters can expect 1 1 of her 22 lettermen to return next year to face an even tougher schedule. Win or lose, the boys can be counted on to give their all. GRID RECORD M. H. S. 0 13 M. H. S. 7 0 M. H. S. 13 Fractional 0 M. H. S. 8 26 M. H. S. 0 . Whiting 13 M. H. S. 27 6 M. H. S. 0 Roosevelt 19 M. H. S. 13 Bishop Noll 7 M. H. S. 20 0 M. H. S. 7 13 LEADING SCORERS TDS PAT 1 PTS Mike Ventrella ... 5 53 Jerry Lambert 2 1 13 Jay Kimmel 2 1 13 Bill Zybell 2 0 12 Terry Zaiko 0 1 1 Dave Kralik 0 1 1 Total . 14 9 93 This action shot, taken at our game with Tech, shows Paul Puglise blocking out his man and going after the other players. Morton beat Tech this season 7-0. Just an example of the fighting spirit of our football team; Gordon Paquin was injured dur- ing the game with Tech. Pictured here putting Gordon into the ambulance are Jack Georgas, assistant coach and Virgil Huber. Roosevelt ' s Dean Rucinski frantically seeks escape as the Mor- ton gridders, led by Bobby Stryzinski, No. 23, close in for the kill. Highly touted Roosevelt took this one 19-0 after a tough scrap. Jerry Lambert plunges for extra yardage in spite of his op- ponent ' s attempt to hold him back. Mike Ventrella comes up to lend aid. We Wanted Action and Got It! The Governor ' s touchdown twins in action! Morton ' s driving halfback, Mike Ventrella, heads for greater glory as fullback, Jerry Lambert, bids to discourage any East Gary defenders from interference. The Govenors took this one 20-0 while rolling up a towering 431 yards to East Gary ' s 48. B-TEAM FOOTBALL The Morton Freshman gridders finished in a two-way tie with Hammond Tech for the City Football Championship on the basis of an ex- cellent 6-1-1 record. Headed by such backfield aces as Benny Bethel and Kenny Ventrella, the Governors smashed over such powerhouses as Bishop Noll and East Chicago Washington on their championship drive. This marks the second straight year that Coach Jack Georgas ' boys have claimed the title. FOOTBALL RECORD Morton 13 Bishop Noll 7 Morton 14 Whiting 0 Morton 13 Clark 0 Morton 7 Tech 7 Morton 20 Hammond High 0 Morton 14 Roosevelt 24 Morton 19 Irving 0 Morton 13 Washington 7 First row, left to right: Jim Koufus, Ray Sterling, Larry Riccardi, Ken Ventrella, Ed Chick, Jack Cunningham. Second row: Benny Bethel, John Fekete, Jack Bremer, Joe Auksel, Jim Harrison, Leroy Robinson, Don Svenningsen, Ken Reid. Third row: Mr. Georgas, Red Sanders, Dennis Listenberger, Carl Lohse, Allan Shike, Jim Lewis, Don Majewski, John Rosek, Rich Kopeck. Jay Kimmel stops this drive dead with a bone- crushing tackle. Terry Zaiko watches with con- fidence. 68 VARSITY BASKETBALL The Morton Governors finished one game shy of a .500 mark with a 10-11 record for the 1954- 55 season. Governor rooters can be proud in- deed of the boys ' fine showing against such area power houses as Hammond High, Bishop Noll, Chesterton, and East Chicago Roosevelt. Though sometimes dogged and defeated, the Red-and- Gray quint were always undaunted as plenty of thrilling basketball was ever present. After getting off to a poor start with losses to Hammond Tech and Benton Harbor of Michigan, the Morton offensive romped over St. Mary ' s and Hobart by margins of 22 and 34 points re- spectively. From then on Morton was constantly battling to stay in the win column. Richard Kessler, Morton ' s 5 ' 1 1 " pivot man, was chosen most valuable by his teammates on the basis of his average of 18.3 points per game, while Jerry Kantor, 6 ' 4 " rebounder, was elected squad captain. Both will be sore losses to next year ' s chances. The Governors will lose four let- termen this season with Kessler, Kantor, Jerry Lambert and John Anderson leaving the fold. Next year ' s effort will feature four returning starters: Ted Hmielewski, Bob Stryzinski, Dave Kralik, and Spencer Greer, and a fine crop of sophomores headed by Don Wilson and Dave Gasvoda coming up. One bit of advice for our opponents, " BEWARE THE GOVERNORS. " VARSITY BASKETBALL RECORD Morton Opponent 43 Hammond Tech 48 76 Benton Harbor 84 65 St. Mary ' s, Michigan City 43 70 Hobart 36 44 Chesterton 71 42 Hammond High 59 64 . Thornton Fractional 48 42 Bishop Noll 71 65_ Hammond Tech 53 58. Gary Edison 55 33 Merrillville 50 77 Crown Point 67 47 Bishop Noll 53 61... Gary Edison 57 68 Hebron 43 53 George Rogers Clark 47 70 Whiting 78 48 Merrillville 56 71 Portage 70 51 East Chicago Roosevelt 63 43 Clark 49 INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Kessler 385 Hmielewski 205 Kantor 154 Kralik HO Stryzinski HO Greer 69 Lambert 41 Vezey 140 Anderson 26 Wilson 25 Gasvoda 6 Individual scoring record for one year. Ted Guzek, 420 points. Three year scoring record, Richard Kessler 861 points. Left to right: Ted Hmielewski, Gordon Paquin, Richard Kessler, Don Wil- son, John Anderson, Gerald Kantor, David Kralik, Spencer Greer, Dave Gasvoda, Bob Stryzinski, Jerry Lambert, Richard Vezey. Everyone seems rather surprised that Dick Kessler still controls the ball, especially Spencer Greer, No. 23. It was no surprise later when the Governors surpassed Clark 53- 47 in a Civic Center duel. Go — Fight — Win Dick Kessler bids for another lay-up in the Governors 53-47 win over Clark. The two Pioneers found Kessler unstoppable as he collected his usual amount of points. Morton ' s 6 ' 4 " Jerry Kantor leaps skyward as a Clark Spencer Greer (No. 23) watches confidently in the player vainly tries to block the shot. background. A David and Goliath sequence as Morton ' s little Dick Kessler, No. 42, strains for a rebound with Noll ' s 6 ' 6 " Mike Graney seeking to inter- fere with Morton ' s rights. Spencer Greer comes forward to lend assistance. The Governors dropped this one after a close 52-46 battle. 70 Governors Put Up A Good Battle Morton ' s Dick Kessler lofts a shot for the Governors ' cause as No. 33, Jerry Lambert, tensely waits for it to go in. The four Noll defenders were caught here flat-footed as Morton was six points shy of an upset, 52-46. Sophomore Dave Gasvoda pulls a rebound off the boards for the Red and Grey as No. 20, Don Wilson closes in for the kill, and Dave Kralik stands by. MHS Slaughters Hebron Morton ' s Bob Stryzinski bringing it around the horn. Governor team- mates wait in the background. This was one of Morton ' s ten victories as we knocked Hebron off 68 to 43. 71 First row, left to right: Jimmy Dedelow, Dale Branson, Jack Ward, Jerry Bell, Tony DeRosa. Second row: Don Ritchey, George Conger, Bill Simpson, George Germek, Bill Magan, Dick Hmielewski, Jay Kimmel, Ron Balta. B-TEAM BASKETBALL The Governors ' Junior Varsity managed a 10- 8 winning record in a successful 1954-55 season. Coach Jack Georgas ' charges showed that they had what it takes to win, though hampered by the fact that two starters were called up for varsity play. Don Wilson and Dave Gasvoda filled in depth for the Governor varsity and left the " B team " to salvage what they could. With boys like Dick Hmielewski, Ron Balta, and Jack Ward, though, the " B team " kept on plugging and finished with a winning record. Hats off to the boys. B TEAM M 38 Tech 37 M 50 Benton Harbor 45 M 46 St. Mary ' s 18 M 52 . Hobart 26 M 24 H. H. S. 43 M 46 T. F. 40 M 45 Thornton 48 M 37 Crown Point 35 M 31 Noll 36 M 41 H. H. S. 35 M 22 Clark 34 M 28 Gary Edison 40 M 35 Hebron 42 M 46 Clark 32 M 40 Merrillville 45 M 49 Portage 45 M 64 Chesterton 51 M 26 Roosevelt 38 72 First row, left to right: Jock Munderech, Ed Chick, Bruce White, Barry Quigg. Second row: Wayne Gaither, Jim Koufus, Ken Ventrella, Lemoine Bond, John Fekete. Third row: Jack Cunningham, Carl Lohse, Rich Hopeck, John Rosek, Floyd Klamut, Mr. Stout. FRESHMAN BASKETBALL The Morton Yearlings swept to another suc- cessful season under the leadership of Coach Howard Stout as they compiled an 1 1 and 6 mark. The outstanding playing of Ben Bethel, supported by Bruce White and John Rosek was indeed a valuable asset for the Freshmen. These boys promise bright prospects for the future Governor varsity when they step up to carry on the Morton name. M 38 Roosevelt 36 M 33 Tech 39 M 36 TF 33 M 29 Clark 40 M 39 HHS 35 M 33 Tech 35 M 38 Munster 29 M 24 Roosevelt 41 M 39 Whiting 36 M 25 Irving 24 M 28 Noll 26 M 34 Tech 44 M 39 Clark 27 M 31 TF 28 M 33 HHS 34 M 30 Chesterton 29 M 44 Irving 24 73 Pictured here is our track team of last spring, that was composed entirely of under- classmen, but who did a great job for Morton. They are, first row: Chuck Suto, Gordon Paquin, Wayne Lazar, Donald Ritchey, Dave Gasvoda, Dick Kessler, Don Wilson, Russell Gearman, Jack Ward, and Marvin Sadewasser. Second row: Bob Clark, Jay Kimmel, Pat Gaughan, Ted Hmielewski, Richard Vezey, Tony DeRosa, Dale May, Ronnie Balta, and Mike Ventrella. TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY FIGHTING THINLIES TO RETURN The Morton Track Team, in its first year of real varsity competition in the spring of ' 54, succeeded in upholding the Governor fighting spirit although composed entirely of lower classmen. The squad was made up of four juniors and nine sophomores, all of whom will return this year to seek revenge with a year ' s experience under their belts. Against over-whelming odds, the Governors ' thinlies were able to snatch victory in two of the eight meets. After thumping arch-rival Bishop Noll by an 87- -47 verdict, the Governors went on to add the Hammond Clark Triangular Meet to their credit in a stunning upset. Captain Russ Gearman and Gordon Paquin both fought their way through the sectionals and into the regionals with Gearman lead- ing the way in the 220 dash and Paquin starring in the high jumps and broad jump. Coach Howard Stout thinks future pros- pects look bright indeed with a fine crop of Frosh and Sophomores coming up. The Frosh-Soph team finished second only to Hammond High by slight margins in the City Outdoor and Tri-City meets. Outstand- ing Sophs like Don Wilson and Tony De- Rosa running the mile and 440 respectively chalked up points for both Frosh-Soph and 74 varsity squads. It looks as if Jay Kimmel is standing on his head but he is really pole-vaulting, and doing a good job of it, too! CROSS COUNTRY First row, left to right: Bob Henry, George Companiott, Ed Johnson, Pat Gaughan, George Baltes, Richard Vezey, Leon Jenkins, Joe Strachan, Ted Hmielewski. Second row: Don Mentzer, Rich Yanek, Jerry Bell, Jim Relinski, Bobbie lorio, Bruce White, Barry Quigg, Jimmy Dedelow, Floyd Klamut, Walter Hartman. Third row: Dick Hmielewski, Bill Magan, Stan White, John Mc- Donough, Frank Chance, Dale May, Bob Clark, Dick Kessler, Richard Cvitkovich, Mr. Fraser. Howard Stout, track Coach, demonstrates the starting position of a race while Russell Gear- man and Mike Ventrella, outstanding runners, watch. Pictured are Dale May and Jack Ward going through their hurdles paces. Here is an example of what got Gordon Paquin a spot in the sectional and regionals in the Track Meet. 75 ttPP Any one who has ever had a conference with Mr. Clark, our principal, knows that the affairs of the students and the school are always foremost in his mind and heart. FACULTY 78 V ' 1 1 f Ever need to know where someone is? Need any equipment? The of- fice girls are the ones you go to. Mrs. Payne, operating the inter- com, Joyce Emerson, answering the phone, and Mrs. Reynolds, typing out reports comprise our regular office staff. BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Standing, left: MRS. JANKOVICH Clerical Practice Office Typing Bookkeeping Standing, center: MRS. GRESKOVICH Office Typing Salesmanship Advanced Bookkeeping Standing, right: MR. LUKETIC Bookkeeping Business Law Athletics Seated: MISS JASPER Typing Shorthand Stenography ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Seated, left: MRS. KELLY Composition American Literature Journalism Seated, right: MISS HUNTER American Literature English Left to right, standing: MISS DAVIS English Grammar MISS COLE English Literature English MISS ALLMAN Librarian MISS VIRDEN English MR. BECKER Speech FINE ARTS Seated, left to right: MISS DINWIDDIE Music MISS MILLER Vocal Music Standing, left to right: MR. BRAUER Band MR. MELTON Band MR. WAURO Art FOREIGN LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT MR. RUFF Latin World History MISS ANDRADE English Spanish MATH DEPARTMENT Left to right: MR. FLANSBURG Algebra Stixient Council MISS RITTER Geometry Moth MISS GROVES Geometry MRS. BON EB RAKE Practical Math Algebra Home Economics MR. CHIDESTER Math PRACTICAL ARTS Standing, left to right: MR. FRASER Shop Athletics— Basketball Seated: MISS MARTINE Foods MRS. SANKOWSKI Clothing MISS GIBSON School Nurse PHYSICAL EDUCATION Standing, left to right: MR. GOLLNER Geography Athletics MR. ZLOTNIK Physical Ed. Athletics Seated, left to right: MRS. SWIFT Jr. High Physical Ed. MISS SCHURR Physical Education Dean of Girls SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Left to right: MR. LEY Chemistry Physics MR. HARPER Biology Dean of Boys MR. RASMUSSEN Biology MR. SPITZER General Science SOCIAL STUDIES Standing, left to right: MISS WILLIAMS Geography History MR. GEORGAS Sociology History Athletics MR. STOUT Health and Safety History Athletics MR. ROBASKA History Job and Trade MR. SCHOENBOHM Geography Seated: MRS. BYERS Government Economics Sociology COUNSELORS Standing, left to right: MR. FIANSBURG MRS. WALKER MR. CHIDESTER Seated, left to right: MR. HARPER MISS GROVES JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS Front row, left to right MISS RITTER MRS. BONEBRAKE Second row, left to right: MRS. DREDGE MRS. BAKER Third row, left to right: MRS. WALKER MR. FRASER MR. WHEELER Fourth row, left to right: MISS LOCKHART MR. CONCIALDI MR. GIBSON Back row, left to right: MR. GOLLNER MR. SKELTON MRS. SWIFT MISS MILLER MR. BELL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS Front row: MISS JOHNSON MISS PASTOR MR. UHLE Second row: MRS. SHERRICK MISS MORGAN MRS. ABBOTT MRS. BAILEY MRS. TABOR MISS BLUNT Back row: MISS ANDERSEN MISS ALPAUGH SENIORS During the second week of October the Senior Class officers, having been elected during the preceding week, were presented to their class. They were Allen Johnson, president; John Mc- Donough, vice president; Barbara Bedene, sec- retary; and Donna Corman, treasurer. The class sponsors, who devoted much of their time to help make Senior Class functions a suc- cess, were Miss Jasper, Mrs. Jankovich, Mrs. Greskovich, and Mr. Luketic. Many social events were sponsored by the Class of " 55 " . A memorable Junior-Senior Prom was given last May for the class of 1954. The Senior Class helped to form tradition by publish- ing an annual and leaving a gift to the school. To raise money the Seniors sponsored several soc hops following football games. On February 19, they presented Neptune ' s Gardens, a semi- formal dinner-dance, at the Lake Hills Country Club. The profits from these dances were used to purchase a gift for the school. The Class of 1955 was the first Senior class at Morton to have Senior cords. A number of Sen- iors visited Washington, D. C. during the Easter Holidays. Baccalaureate services were held on June 5. Graduation took place on June 7 in the Morton auditorium. Caps and gowns were steel blue. It is a year that will be remembered by all. SALLY ADDLESBERGER G.A.A. 1-4; Monitor 3, 4; Patrol 3-6; Fu- ture Nurse, 7, 8. SHIRLEY AHLBORN G.A.A. 1, 2; Patrol 3-6; Monitor 3, 4; Y-Teens 5, 6; Art Club 5-8; Future Nurses 7, 8; Annual (Art Ed. 7, 8); National Honor Society 5-8. ALICE ALDRIN Patrol 1-3-5; Girls 7 Choir 1-3-8; F.T.A. 3-8; Monitor 3-6; Honor Society 3-6; Booster Club 3-5; Annual (Class Ed. 7, 8). HARRY ALEXANDER Hi-Y 1-8; Cross-Country 1-4; Science Club 1, 2; Basketball 1-4; Cinema Club 1-4; Monitor 3-8; Phy-Chem 5-8; Big Brothers 5, 6. JOHN ANDERSON Football 1-8; Basketball 1-8; Track 1, 2; Hi-Y 1-4; Monitor 3-6; M-Club 5-8; Big Brothers 5, 6; Historical Club 7, 8 (Sec- retary 7 , 8). TOM ANDERSON Band 1-8; Hi-Y 1-4; Natl. Honor Society 3-8; Natl. Jr. Honor Society 1, 2; Mon- itor 3, 4; Phy-Chem 5-8; Student Council 5-8; Annual (Editor 6-8); Boys ' State Rep. 7, 8. 83 PATT BALSER California: G.A.C. 1-4; Paper Staff 1, 2; Ballroom Dance Club 1-4; Driving Club 1, 2; Office Staff 1-4; G.A.A. 1, 2; F.H. A. 1, 2; Knit Wits 1, 2; Morton: G.A.A. 5-8; Booster Club 5-8; Patrol 5-8; Mon- itor 5-8; (Annual Salesman 7, 8); Future Nurses 7, 8. THOMAS BANDER Band 1-8; Hi-Y 1, 2; 5, 6; 7,8; Jr. Honor Society 1-3; Orchestra 3-8; Natl. Honor Society 3-8; Phy-Chem 5-8; Annual (Busi- ness Manager 6-8). BARBARA BATHURST Press Club 1-4; Y-Teens 1, 2; Jr. Honor Society 1, 2; Sr. Honor Society 3-8; Office Help 1-8; Monitor 3, 4; D.A.R. Award 7 , 8; Annual (Asst. Editor 7 , 8); Sr. Honor Society (Vice-President 7 , 8). BARBARA BEDENE G.A.A. 1-8; Y-Teens 1, 2; Booster Club 3-6; Monitor 3,4; 7, 8; Girls ' Patrol 3-8; Student Council 7 , 8; Natl. Honor Society 7, 8; Gym Leader 7, 8; G.A.A. (Secre- tary 5, 6) (President 7 , 8). MARY JOY BINDAS Jr. Honor Society 1, 2; Student Council 3, 4 (Treasurer 3, 4); G.A.A. 1-4; Choir 1, 2; 5-8; Y-Teens 1-6 (Secretary 3, 4) (Vice President 1, 2); Girls ' Patrol 1, 2; Gym Leader 1, 2; Sr. Honor Society 3-8; Booster Club 3, 4; F.T.A. 5-8; Monitor (Head) 3-8; Annual Staff 7 , 8; Girls ' State Rep. 5, 6; Girls ' Club (President) 7 , 8. S. THOMAS BLACK Theater Guild 1-6; Glee Club 1-4; Choir 1-6; Patrol 1, 2; Football 7, 8; Phy-Chem 7 , 8; Hi-Y 7, 8. MARCIA YVONNE BOCKEN Choir 1-6; Girls ' Council 1, 2; G.A.A. 1, 2; Booster Club 3, 4; Monitor 3-6; Y- Teens (Chaplain) 5, 6; Girls ' Club 7 , 8; Future Nurses 7 , 8. BILL KNIGHT BRIGGS Red Cross 1-8; Boys ' Patrol 1-4; Hi-Y 1-4; Science Club 3, 4; Monitor 5-8. CORRA LEE BURRUS Eastern State High: Dramatics 1, 2; De- bate 1, 2. Roosevelt: Choir 3, 4. Morton: Monitor 7 , 8; Future Nurses 7 , 8; G.A.A. 7, 8; Choir 5, 6. SENIOR CLASS JO ANNE ARTHUR G.A.A. 1-8 (president 3, 4); Y-Teens 1-4 (secretary 7, 8); Gym Leader 1-4; Booster Club 3-8; Girls ' Patrol 5-8; Office Help 5-8; Future Nurses 7, 8. 84 DONALD CARLSON FRANK CHANCE Hi-Y 1-8; Basketball 3-6; Cross-Country 3-8; Monitor 3-6; Art Club 7 , 8; His- torical Club 7 , 8. FRED L. COMER Red Cross 5, 6; Monitor 5, 6; Historical Club 7 , 8; A. V. Clerk 7 , 8. DONNA MARIE CORMAN Whiting: Orchestra 1-4; G.A.C. 1-4; Girls ' Club 1-4; Y-Teens 3, 4; Booster Club 3, 4. Morton: G.A.A. 5, 6; Monitor 5, 6; Cheerleader 5-8; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Sr. Class (Treasurer 7 , 8). DONALD CORNWELL Hi-Y 1-8; Choir 1, 2; 5-8; Student Coun- cil 1-6; Glee Club 1, 2; 5-8; Monitor 3-8. JUANITA CUNNINGHAM G.A.A. 1-8; Y-Teens 1-4; Red Cross 1-8 (Vice President 5-8); Girls ' Patrol 1-8; F.T.A. 3 4; Monitor 5-8; Booster Club 7 , 8. RICHARD CVITKOVICH Washington H. S.: Track 1, 2; Monitor 1-4; Jr. Olympians 1-4. Morton: Track 5, 6; Big Brothers 5,6; Cross-Country 7 , 8; Monitor 5-8. DUANE DEDELOW Hi-Y 1-8; Cinema Club 1-4; Cross-Coun- try 1, 2; Basketball 1-4; Track 1, 2; Monitor 3, 4; Phy-Chem 7 , 8; Hi-Y (Sec- retary 7 , 8). DARLENE JOANN DITTRICH Choir 1, 2; G.A.A. 1-6; Y-Teens 1-8; Girls ' Patrol 3-8; Monitor 3-8; F.T.A. 3-8; Natl. Honor Society; Booster Club 3-8. I BERNARD DOWLING Student Council 1-8; Red Cross 1-4; Cinema Club 1-4; Biology Club 3, 4; Historical Club 5, 6; Monitor 5-8. WILLIAM DOWLING Historical Club 5-8; Phy-Chem 7, 8; Monitor 7 , 8. CLIFFORD PAUL EDWARDS Cinema Club 1-8 (Vice-President 3, 4) (President 5, 6); Football 1-4; Track 1-4; Booster Club 3, 4; Art Club 5, 6; Monitor 7, 8. PATRICIA HELEN EPPL Y-Teens 1-4; 7 , 8; Choir 1, 2; G.A.A. 1-4; Office Help 1-4; Monitor 1, 2; 5, 6; Student Council 3, 4; Booster Club 3-6; Jr. Class Treasurer 5, 6; F.T.A. 7, 8. JERRY EVANS Band 1-8; Hi-Y 1-8 (Chaplain 3-6); Jr. Honor Society 1-5; Monitor 3-6; Natl. Honor Society; Phy-Chem 5-8; Orchestra 7 , 8; Student Council 7 , 8. TERRY FISHER, JR. Hi-Y 1-8 (Vice-President 3, 4) (President 5, 6) (Sergeant-at-Arms 7, 8); Football 1-4; Track 1, 2; Monitor 3-6; Phy-Chem 5, 6; Historical Club 7 , 8 (President 7, 8). SHARI FLEMING G.A.A. 1-8 (Vice-President 7, 8); Y-Teens 1, 2; 7 , 8; Gym Leader 3, 4; Booster Club 3-6; Red Cross 3, 4; Girls ' Patrol 3-8; Monitor 3-6. JAMES H. FORAKER Cinema Club 1-6 (President 5, 6); Mon- itor 3-8; Choir 5-8; Hi-Y 5-8. LEWIS FRIGYES Hi-Y 3-8; Monitor 3-6; Natl. Honor So- ciety 5-8; Phy-Chem 7 , 8. MARY THEODORA DIXON Patrol 1-3; Choir 1, 2; Y-Teens 1-2; 5, 6; Booster Club 3, 4, 7; Library Staff 3-5; G.A.A. 4, 5; Monitor 4-8; Art Club 5; Forensic 6-8; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Annual (Advertising Salesman 8). 86 RUSSELL GEARMAN Football 1-8; Track 1-8; Basketball 1-6; Most Valuable in Track 1, 2; 5, 6; Hi-Y 1-4; M-Club 5-8; Monitor 5, 6. DORIS GRAY Band 1-8; Jr. Honor Society 1-4; G.A.A. 1-4 (Sergeant-at-Arms 3, 4); Phy-Chem 5-8 (Secretary 5-8); Future Nurses 5-8 (Secretary 8); Booster Club 5, 6. ARVEN C. HAINES Band 1-8; Cinema Club 1-8; Science Club 1-4; Hi-Y 5-8; Phy-Chem 5-8. VALERIE HARLE Cheerleading 1-8; Jr. Honor Society 1-3; Patrol 1-7; Theater Guild 1-8 (Secretary 1-4) (President 5-8); Booster Club 3-8; Monitor 4, 5; Gym Leader 3, 4; Girls ' State Rep. 5, 6; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Press Club Typist 7 , 8; Annual (Advertising Manager 7 , 8); Natl. Honor Society 4-8 (Treasurer 8). FLORENCE MARY HARTMAN G.A.A. 1, 2; Theater Guild 3, 4; Booster Club 3, 4; Press Club 5-8; Spanish Club 5, 6; Monitor 5-8; Spanish Club (Pres- ident 5, 6). WALTER O. HARTMAN Basketball 1-6; Track 5-8; M-Club 7 , 8. JACK H. HAYDEN Track 1, 2; Band 1-8; Cinema Club 1, 2; Orchestra 5-8; Monitor 5, 6. JEAN MARIE HELGESON Orchestra 1-8; Choir 1-4; Girls ' Patrol 1, 2; Library Staff 1-4; Historical Club 5-8; Student Council 5, 6; Office Help 5; Girls ' Council 5, 6; F.T.A. 7 , 8; Monitor 7 , 8; Girls ' Club 7 , 8; Press Club Typist 7 , 8; Booster Club 7 , 8; Annual (Advertis- ing Salesman 7 , 8). JANET HESTERMAN Booster Club 3-6; Clinic 3-4; Band 1-3; G.A.A. 1-8; Girls ' Patrol 2-8; Monitor 3-6; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Annual (Book- keeper 6-8). - r DONALD GANCHIFF Hi-Y 1-8; Student Council 1 2; Basket- ball 1-4; Monitor 3-8; Phy-Chem 7 , 8; Cross-Country 1-4; Jr. Honor Society 1-4; Science Club 1, 2; 5, 6. 87 JOHN HOLLAND Boys ' Patrol 1, 2; Cinema 1-8; Monitor 3-6. DOLORES HOPKINS Y-Teens 1-4; Booster Club 3-6; G.A.A. 3-8; Monitor 3, 4; Spanish Club 5, 6; Girls ' Patrol 7, 8. RONALD HREBENYAK Band 1-4; Science Club 5, 6; Cinema Club 6; Historical Club 7. LEAH RAE HYSLOP Girls ' Patrol 1-8; G.A.A. 1-6; Monitor 5, 6; Spanish Club 5, 6; Clinic Help 5, 6; Student Librarian 5, 6; Red Cross 1, 2; Y-Teens 1-4 (Treasu rer 3, 4); Honor So- ciety 5, 6; Future Nurses 7 , 8 (Vice- President 7, 8); Booster Club 3-8 (Pres- ident 3, 4) (Secretary 5, 6) (Parliamen- tarian 7 , 8); F.T.A. 3-8 (President 7 , 8). ALLEN JOHNSON Tech: Football 1; Morton: Football 3-8; Track 3-8; M-Club 5-8; Poetry Contest 6; Rotary Club 7 , 8; Sr. Class President 7 , 8; Monitor 7 , 8; F.T.A. 7. SARAH ANNE JOHNSON Orchestra 1-4; Red Cross 1, 2; Theater Guild 3-8; Booster Club 3-6; Student Council 3, 4; Future Nurses 7 , 8; G.A.A. 3, 4. JERRY KANTOR Dyer: Football 1, 2. Morton: Basketball 3-8; Football 3-8; M-Club 5-8 (Sergeant- at-Arms 7 , 8). SAM KARRAS Roosevelt: Wrestling 1 2. Morton: Red Cross 3, 4. RICHARD KESSLER Basketball 1-8; Football 1-8; Track 1-8; Cross-Country 7 , 8; M-Club 5-8 (Secre- tary 5, 6). ANNE KONYU G.A.A. 1-6; Choir 1-6; Girls ' Patrol 1-8; Monitor 3-6; Gym Leader 3, 4; Library Staff 3, 4; Booster Club 5, 7; Girls ' Coun- cil 5, 6; Natl. Honor Society 5-8; Future Nurses 7 , 8. F.T.A. 7 , 8. JERRY LAMBERT Hi-Y 1-4 (Treasurer 1, 2); Football 1-8; Basketball 1-8; Track 1-8 ; Monitor 5-8; Student Council (Vice-President 5, 6); Phy-Chem Club 5-8; Most Valuable in Football 7 , 8 ; M-Club 5-8 (Vice-Pres- ident 5, 6) (President 7 , 8). JACK LARKIN Band 1-8; Cinema Club 5-8; Phy-Chem 7 , 8. SANDY LEWIS Canonsburg: Majorette 1-6; Red Cross 1, 2; Chorus 3-6; Rifle Club 5, 6. Mor- ton: Future Nurses 7 , 8; F.T.A. 7 , 8; Mon- itor 7 , 8. ROSEMARY LITTEL G.A.A. 1-8; Y-Teens 1-4; Clinic Help 1, 2; Patrol 3, 4; Booster Club 5, 6; Monitor 5, 6; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Red Cross 5, 6. HOWARD LONG Hi-Y 1-8 (President 4 , 5 , 8) (Vice Pres- ident 6, 7 ) (Sergeant-at-Arms 1, 2) (Sec- retary 3); Band 1-6; Student Council 2 (Vice President); Monitor 3-6; Phy-Chem 5-8. ROBERTA LUTES Band 1-4; G.A.A. 1-6; Patrol Girls 1-4; Jr. Honor Society 1-4; Student Council 4; Y-Teens 4; Booster Club 4-8; Monitor 5-8; Historical Club 7 , 8 (Vice President 7 , 8); Annual (Advertising Salesman 7 , 8); Jr. Class Secretary. PAT MACK Cheerleader 1-8; Theater Guild 1-5; Booster Club 3-8; Choir 8; Library Staff 3, 4; Monitor 5, 6; Red Cross 7; Forensics 6 - 8 . JANICE FAYE MAGAN Choir 1-4; Orchestra 1, 2; Patrol Girl 1, 4; Red Cross 1; Jr. Honor Society 2 , 3; Clinic Help 2 , 4 , 6; Student Council 3; Press Club 3; Monitor 5; G.A.A. 4 , 5; Honor Society 5-8 (Secretary 7 , 8); Fu- ture Nurses 7 , 8; Annual Staff 6-8; F.T.A. 7 , 8; Homecoming Queen Court 7; Jr. Class Treasurer 6, 7. WILLIAM R. MAY Football 1-6; Basketball 1-4; Track 1-6; Hi-Y 1-4; Football Mgr. 5; Booster Club 6-8; Monitor 6-8; M-Club 5-8; Forensics Club 7, 8. john f. McDonough Basketball 1-6; Track 1-4; Cross Coun- •try 5-8; Phy-Chem Club 7 , 8; Student Council 7 , 8; M-Club 5 , 6; Jr. Class (Vice-President 5, 6); Sr. Class (Vice- President 7 , 8). ELIZABETH ANN McKINNEY Band 1-8; G.A.A. 1, 2; Monitor 3-6; Booster Club 5-8; Choir 7 , 8; F.T.A. 5,6 ; Annual (Advertising Salesman 7 , 8). ALICE MARIE McKERN Ohio: G.A.A. 1-4; Dramatics 3, 4. Mor- ton: Booster Club 5 , 6; Future Nurses 7, 8. donna McKinley G.A.A. 1, 2; Y-Teens 1-4; Booster Club 5-8; Monitor 5 , 6; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Historical Club 7 , 8; F.T.A. 7 , 8. HELEN MARY MEDVECZ Noll Central: Red Cross 3, 4; Bi-phy- chem 3 4. Morton: Monitor 5 , 6; G.A.A. 5 , 6; Future Nurses 7 , 8. ROBERT W. MEDWETZ Tech: Basketball 2; Track 1, 2; Science Club 1, 2. Morton: Cross Country 3, 4; Booster Club 5 , 6; Historical Club 7 , 8. HARRY W. MILES Glee Club 1, 2; Cinema Club 1-8 (Secre- tary 3-6) (President 7 , 8); Cross Country 1, 2; Basketball 1-4; Theater Guild 1, 2; Boys ' Ensemble 3, 4; Choir 3-6 (President 3-6); Forensics 5 , 6; Monitor 7 , 8. NYLA MILLER G.A.A. 1-4; Red Cross 5, 6; Future Nurses 7 , 8. JAMES MILLS Football 1-8; Basketball 1-4; Track 1-4; M-Club 7 , 8; Monitor 7 , 8. BARBARA HELEN MINCHIK Student Librarian 1; Red Cross 4; Y- Teens 4; Choir 3; Stud ent Council 5; Historical Club 5-8. MYRNA JOAN OLSON Band 1, 2; G.A.A. 3-8; Booster Club 3-8; Monitor 3-8; Honor Society 7 , 8; Booster Club Treasurer 7 , 8; Named " Top Hat " 5. ELMA MARIE PANDAK G.A.A. 1-4; Science Club 1, 2; Monitor 1-4; Honor Society (Jr.) 1, 2; Booster Club 3 4; Choir 3, 4; Library Staff 1-4; F.T.A. 4. ROBERT PEARSON ELSIE PETERSON Office Help 1 , 2; Monitor 3, 4; Forensics 5, 6; Girls ' Club 7 , 8; F.T.A. 3, 4. BARBARA ANN POLGAR Y-Teens 1-4; Monitor 3, 4; Red Cross 3, 4; Booster Club 5-8; Clinic Help 6-8; Future Nurses 7; Annual (Typist) (Adver- tising Salesman) 7 , 8. MARVIN GENE PORTER Hi-Y 1; Basketball 1; Football 1-4, 7 , 8; Monitor 3-8; M-Club 5-8; Athletic Mgr. 5, 6. JIM POULSEN Cross Country 1-6; Basketball 1-6; Hi-Y 1, 2; Track 3-6; Monitor 5, 6. THOMAS ANDREW MILLER Basketball 4-6; Monitor 4; Track 5, 6; Student Council 6-7 (Vice-President 6); Honor Society 7 , 8 (Treasurer 7 , 8). 91 JOSEPH RATKAY Basketball 1, 2. JOHN RUMBUT MARVIN SADEWASSER Art Club 1; Booster Club 3-8; Basketball Mgr. 5-7; Track Mgr. 5, 6; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8. EILEEN SAMPIAS G.A.A. 1, 2 (Secretary 1, 2); Red Cross 1, 2; Majorette 1-8; Patrol 1, 2; Forensics 5-8; Student Council 5, 6; Band 7 , 8. DUANE SEBAHAR ROBERT SIMMERS Art Club 1, 2; Honor Society 3-8; Booster Club 5, 6; Monitor 5-8; Hi-Y 7, 8; Phy- Chem 7 , 8. THERESA DOREE SMITH Y-Teens 1-4; G.A.A. 1-8; Booster Club 3-6; Clinic 3, 4; Monitor 5, 6; Patrol 5-8; Future Nurses 7 , 8 (President 7 , 8); (Annual Typist); Gym Leader 7 , 8; Girls 7 Council 5, 6; G.A.A. (President 5 , 6 ) Treasurer 7 , 8). NORMA FRANCES SNYDER G.A.A. 1, 2; Choir 1-8; Girls 7 Patrol 1, 2; Student Council 1-4; Booster Club 3-8; Library Staff 3, 4; Future Nurses 7; F.T.A. 7 , 8; Cafeteria Help 7 , 8; Office Help 7 , 8; Choir (President 6); Red Cross 3, 4. THOMAS RICHARD STAFFORD Monitor 3-8; Booster Club 5, 6; Student Council 7 , 8. JERRY STIMAC JOE STRACHAN Morton: Football 1, 2; Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Cross Country 1, 2, 7 , 8; Hi-Y 1. California: Volley Ball 5 , 6; Cross Country 5, 6; Basketball 5, 6; Track 5 , 6; Swimming 5, 6. Morton: Theater Guild 7 , 8. DONNA MAY STRUHS G.A.A. 1, 2 , 5 , 6; Band 1-8; Girls ' Patrol 1-4; Monitor 3, 4; Booster Club 5, 6; F.T.A. 7 , 8; Future Nurses 7 , 8; Phy- Chem 7. 8. CHARLES EMERY SUTO, JR. Cheerleader 1-4; Choir 1-6; Monitor 3-8; Hi-Y 7 , 8; Athletic Mgr. 5, 6. JACQUELINE JOAN SZURA G.A.A. 1-4; Cheerleading 1, 2 , 5 , 6; Red Cross 1, 2 , 7 , 8; Student Council 1, 2; Y-Teens 3, 4; Science Club 5, 6 (Sergeant at Arms 5); Booster Club 5, 6; Monitor 7 , 8; Booster Club (Sergeant at Arms 7, 8). RONALD JAMES TOPP Student Council 1, 2 , 5 , 6; Monitor 3, 4; Natl. Honor Society 5, 6; Spanish Club 7 , 8. ROLAND WM. UNKURI Hi-Y 1-8; Band 1-8; Monitor 3, 4; Phy- Chem 5 , 6; Orchestra 7 , 8; Forensics 7 , 8. PETER JAMES VUKOVICH Football 1-6; Basketball 1-4; Track 1-6; Gym Leader 1, 2; Student Council Pres. 7 , 8; Jr. Class President 5, 6; Lake Co. Studenf Council (Vice-President 7 , 8). ANN MARY WALSH Billings Jr. High: Office Help 1, 2; Pep Club 1, 2; YWCA 1, 2; Y-Teens 1 2. South Dakota: Pep Club 3; Cheerleader 3; Student Council 3. New Orleans: Ballet Club 4; Y-Teens 4; Pep Club 4. Missouri; Castalians Society 5 , 6; Y-Teens 5 , 6; Pep Club 5 , 6; Glee Club 5 , 6. Morton: Future Nurses 7 , 8; F.T.A. 7; Homecoming Queen Court 7; G.A.A. 8 . 93 ROBERT S. WEIS Student Council 1-4; Jr. Honor Society 1-4; Science Club 1, 2; Basketball 1-6; Hi-Y 1-8 (Treasurer 1, 2); Monitor 5-8; Honor Society 5-8 (President 7, 8); Foot- ball 7, 8; M-Club 7, 8; Phy-Chem 7, 8 (President 8); Student Council 7, 8 (Vice- President 7, 8). JANET CAROL WILKINS G.A.A. 1-4; Jr. Honor Society 1-4; Sci- ence Club 1, 2; Band 1-8; Monitor 3, 4; Orchestra 3-6; Booster Club 3-6; F.T.A. 5, 6; Office Help 5-8; Future Nurses 7 , 8. SUE YOUNG G.A.A. 1-8 (Secretary 1-4) (Treasurer 5, 6); Patrol 1-6; Jr. Honor Society 1-4; Science Club Secretary 1, 2; Gym Leader 1-8; Y-Teens 1-6 (Secretary 1-4) (Pres- ident 5, 6); Booster Club 3, 4; Monitor 5-8; F.T.A. 5, 6; Future Nurses 7, 8; Cheerleader 5, 6; Honor Society 5-8. TERRY ZAIKO Football 3-8; Track 3, 4; M-Club 5-8; Monitor 5-8; M-Club (Vice-President 7, 8). WILLIAM ZYBELL Football 1-8; Monitor 3, 4; M-Club 7, 8. 94 JUNIORS The Junior Class elected the following offi- cers: Bob Stryzinski, president; Gordon Paquin, vice president; Darlene Burr, secretary; and Sharon Luchene, treasurer. The sponsors of the Junior Class were Mr. Ley, Miss Hunter, Mrs. Sankowski, Mrs. Baker, Mr. Stout, and Mr. Georgas. To meet the many expenses it will be having, the Junior Class has been busy raising money. They sponsored two soc-hops in the school gym. On February 11th, a full auditorium enjoyed the " Junior Follies, " a variety show, in which many members of the class participated. The Junior- Senior Prom, the Juniors ' biggest project of the year was on May 21. As Juniors, they are looking forward to the coming year with great anticipation. Janet Adelsperger, Carl Ahrens, Christine Anderson, Winifred Anderson, Gloria Asam, Lucy Baker. Mardell Baker, Richard Baldin, Joyce Bald- win, Pat Baldwin, Dennis Bulla, Joan Baut. Jim Beckett, Lyla Behling, Donna Benjamin, Robert Berg, Lester Bergner, John Berta Dave Bloom, Ken Boardman, Ellen Bolen, Ed Bowers, John Brooke, Janet Brosman. Ona Bunger, Pat Burkhart, Darlene Burr, Clea Capuzzi, Elaine Ceglian, Mary Chancellor. Bob Clark, Nancy Cole, Alice Collins, Mary Ellen Cornwell, Jim Criswell, Joan Dakin. Dorothy De Rolf, George Doolen, Carol Drang- meister, Sandra Duncker, Dale Dunston, Pat Ir ans. Barbara Foraker, Terry Fowler, Dorothy Gajda, Pat Gaughn, Donald George, George Germek. Spencer Greer, Ronald Galosich, Eileen Go- mez, Parker Hand, Donald Harle, Jim Hatos. Jeanne Hetterscheidt, Danny Hill, Pat Hill, Ted Hmielewski, John Hodgson, Jim Hoffman. Pat Holly, Marilynn lliff, John Ingram, Louis lorio, Ruth Ann Jenkins, Martha Kasarda. Jo Anne Kauzlarich, Bob Keefer, Camilla Kennell, Jay Kimmel, Eugene Kirk, Phyllis Klein. Bob Kliza, Charlotte Kmetz, Carol Knopf, Dave Kralik, Ted Krejci, Phyllis La Salle. Ronnie Lenz, Judy Littel, Bill Lohmeyer, Bev- erly Luchene, Sharon Luchene, Linda Lund- gren. Bob Lutes, Ernest Malatinka, Jo Ann Manu- shaw. Dale May, Janet McBroom, Glenna Mears. 96 Don Merchant, Nancee Meyer, Mary Lynn Mirzalli, Bob Mikhel, Carol Jo Miller, Sandra Miller. Robin Mills, Wayne Mize, Sandra Morris, Ted Musser, Ray Narug, Jack Nelson. Nancy Nemeth, Albert Nowak, Walter Opa- sik, Ron Opinker,, Gordon Paquin, Pat Parchem. Barbara Parsons, Carole Peters, Betty Pollard, Betty Pribble, Paul Puglise, Kenny Raduski. Jim Richter, Evelyn Rolfe, Betty Russell, Joan Rygiel, Lenore Schmidt, Al Schweighardt. Sylvia Shondel, Nancy Shutts, Bill Simpson, Veidre Sitnick, Ronald Smith, William Smith. Marie Snyder, Bill Speelmon, Rosemary St. Clair, Jim Stewart, Barbara Stricklin, Bob Stryzinski. Dorothy Szura, Betty Taggart, Jim Trull, Rich- ard Vezey, Mike Ventrella, Marie Viou. Beaulah Wayne, Dick Wehr, John White, Mike White, Stanford White, Leonna Wiggins. Glenn Williams, Pat Williams, David Wimmer, Pat Witwer, Tom Yonkers, Jane Zimmerman, Barbara Zinn. 97 SOPHOMORES Ramona Adams, Frank Alexander, Alex An- derson, Bob Artim. Jerome Babitz, Ramona Baine, Roland Bal- cerak, Dorothy Balka, Ronald Balta, George Baltes. Kathy Barno, Carol Barr, Sheila Beck, Larry Bedene, Phyllis Bence, Jerry Bell. Jim Bobowski, Beverly Boesch, Dale Branson, Gale Bradford, Sara Bradley, Ann Brant. John Breger, Don Brimer, Edward Bromels, Carol Brown, Kathy Brumfield, Leonard Broski. Dennie Burke, Pat Butler, Barbara Chalmers, Bill Chick, Ruth Christensen, Lorna Clark. Jay Cline, George Conger, Jane Crum, Mau- reen Curtis, Pat Czarnecki, Steve Czerwinski. Karen Daniel, Jim Dedelow, Tony De Rosa, Beverly Detvay, Walter Dittrich, Donna Drang- meister. 98 Norma Edwards, Peggy Falusi, Betty Feldt, John Ferris, Lynne Fitzwater, Richard Fleming. Alex Gardner, Ralph Gardner, Yvonne Gard- ner, Pat Gasaway, David Gasvoda, Bob Gaydos. Don George, Jeannette Gheaja, Jerry Gilles- pie, Barbara Goodson, Carol Halbrook, Pat Halsen. George Hand, Terry Hayden, Bob Henry, David Herring, Sandra Hill, Dick Hmielewski. Alice Hopman, Albert Houchens, Richard Jarnagin, Fred Jazyk, Leon Jenkins, Janet Jeppeson. Robert Jeppeson, Ed Johnson, Gloria Kalena, Carol Kantor, Mike Kors, Pat Keefer. Marjorie Kerrick, John Kirkland, Ricky Kirk- land, Larry Kitchell, Judy Kern, Mary Ann Kozubal. Carol Krupa, Pat Kukta, Peter La Salle, Wayne Lazar, Philip Lohse, Sue Losh. Bob MacDonald, Larry MacDonald, Bill Ma- gan, Ernie Magan, Maria Makela, Gloria Marek. 5 Diane Martinich, Peggy Mauger, Barbara Mc- Carty, Nancy McCooe, Carl Melton, Margot Miles. 99 100 Margie Miller, Richard Mings, Don Mentzer, Roger Mierzwa, Rosalie Murdock, Glenda Nallinger. Beverly Neal, Joyce Neal, Lorreta Olson, Don Oglesby, Lottie Opolski, Pat Pollard. Joyce Poulsen, Allen Quigley, Jim Race, Joan Ray, Don Ritchey, Mary Rivich. Karen Rosanswank, Judith Rubense, Gary Rush, Wanda Sams, Carol Sarina, Glenn Schram. Janice Searls, Barbara Shay, Richard Shaw- ver, Bruce Sheline, Sandra Shearer, Bob Scholler. Greta Jo Simpson, Joyce Smith, Kathryn Snyder, Rose Snyder, Dale Spidel, Sally Stahl. Phyllis Strain, Bob Stuhlmacher, Judy Szekely, Shirley Tanner, Charles Tarr, George Tobias. Ken Topp, Sharon Trout, Carlos Vargas, Dave Vahorvich, Don Voros, Dorothy Waddle. Jack Ward, Claudia Warkentien, Jenny Weatherford, Pat White, Tom White, Nancy Williams. Don Wilson, Lorraine Wisniewski, Faith Wor- man, Richard Yanek, James Yonker, Marilyn Zawadski. FRESHMEN Sandra Adelsperger, S haron Adelsperger, Mary Ann Adams Jack Anderson. Jim Andrews, Joe Auksel, Marvin Aumiller, Bill Beaver, Margaret Beckett, Ken Bergner. Sue Berkheiser, Benny Bethel, Pat Bloom, William Boch, Lemoine Bond, Lorraine Baut. Diane Bradford, Jim Bradley, Irene Preger, Jack Bremer, Laura Brown, Vivian Buldak. Judy Cavanaugh, Joan Chant, Ed Chick, Virginia Chizmar, Sharon Christensen, Ce- celia Clark. James Collins, David Cook, Charles Cornwell, Bonnie Cripe, Carolyn Crowe, Judy Croy. 101 102 Jack Cunningham, Ronald Cunningham, Betty Cz«ch, Joyce Darnell, June Davis, Mary Alice Deasy. Janet Derflinger, Marilynn Detvay, Janet Diehl, Stan Dixon, Andrea Sropach, Joyce Dukeman. Karen Duncker, Mary Ellen Duron, Larry Eldridge, Gordon Elkins, Jo Anne Evans, Alice Evert. John Fekete, Pat Fitzgerald, Judy Fleming, Jerry Francis, Marvin Frank, Sue Frankland. Janice Frankovich, Janet Galen, Sandra Gamaleri, Wayne Gaither, Donald Gardner, Lloyd Gardner. Pat Garson, Ruth Ann Gasvoda, Edwin Ga- tons, Terry Gaughn, Gary Gill, Shirley Golec. Jean Goodson, Janice Hanzi, James Harrison, Eileen Hartman, Steven Hawkins, Jane Hay- den. Gracie Hayes, Bill Highland, Judy Hellinga, Claudia Hipp, Bill Hetterscheidt, Janet Hill. Joy Holm, Ronald Klindt, Richard Holland, Judy Howard, Judy Hutsler, Connie Lliff. Bobby lorio, Phil Jackson, Carol Jeppeson, Carolyn Johnson, Sue Jones, Joyce Kelder- house. Terry Kelleher, Mary Kempley, Rich Kono- sin ski, Tony Koufas, Judy Kreiler, Jean Krejci. Dorothy Krizan, Judy La Belle, Richard Lape, June Lewis, Karl Lohse, James Louis. Bill Luchene, Judy Luchene, Nancy Lukens, Karen Lutes, Cynthia Marcinkovich, Mabel Marlow. Barbara Marsh, Sue Martin, Nancy Lee Mass- ingi lie, Judy Mat hes, Joyce May, Don Mc- Cartney. Ella Meade, Pat Mecyssne, Janet McGill, Bar- bara McLean, Danny Miles, Pat Miles. Joanne Minelli, Bill Mixon, Mary Modjeski, Sharon Morey, Beverly Muffett, Marsha Muha. Phyllis Nelson, Joyce Nemeth, Robert Oberle, Karen Ogren, Joe Opolski, Juanita Paquin. Robert Pandak, Connie Parsons, Charles Paree, Gloria Patrick, Marie Pecelin, Sandra Pelhank. Sherrie Perdew, Ann Peterson, Eugene Peto, Steve Peto, Betty Petty, Nancy Phillips. Anne Poole, Eugene Pringle, Mary Primich, Lorraine Racz, Jim Relinski, Larry Riccardi. 103 104 Bob Ritz, Carol Lee Roach, Don Roberts, Bruce Robertson, Le Roy Robinson, Pauline Robin- son. Martell Royer, John Rosek, Judy Rosenberger, Bonnie Russell, Kae Rumbut, Rich Scartozzi. Pat Sebahar, Phyllis Schmitt, Bonita Shar- key, Pat Shay, Gale Shearer, Margie Sher- rick. Allen Shike, Janet Shimming, Alan Shurman, Mary Shertich, Janet Slivka, Bob Smalley. Darlene Smith, Deborah Smith, Larry Smith, Linda Smith, Simone Smith, Wayne Smith. Raymond Stirling, Jack Strachan, Carol Strain, Rochelle Stowers, Donna Stuhlmacher, Steve Suto. Clarence Sutton, Don Svenningsen, Barbara Szepanski, Marlene Tall, Bonnie Thomas, Judy Thomas. Carol Vanzo, Kenneth Ventrella, Margaret Vickerman, Margaret Viou, Margaret Walter, Carol Wampler. Judy Warren, Bob Worth, Barbara Ward, Richard Waters, David Weedon, Bruce White. Grace Wilson, Joan Wilson, Wilma Williams, Estel Wood, Joe Wysong, Ed Zerely. AUTOGRAPHS 105 Compliments of a " Morton Booster " RUSSELL ' S MEN ' S WEAR " Your Sportswear Headquarters " 6719 Kennedy Avenue Phone: Russell 2655 Compliments of JANC ' S DRUG STORE 6737 Kennedy Avenue STATE FARM AGENCY 7014 Kennedy Terry J. Fisher. Agt. Auto, Life, Fire Insurance Call Tilden 4-3155 for a Savings on Auto Insurance YO U TR UST ITS Q UALITY FIFTY MILLION TIMES A DAY Comoliments of APEX HEATING SHOP Heating, Ventilation, and General Sheet Metal Work Air Conditioning Bus. Phone: Russell 6635 6336 Kennedy Ave. Hammond Compliments of BERN BROS. The Florsheim Shoe 5130 Hohman LAWRENCE ' S for Flowers Congratulations to the Class of ' 55 7034 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Compliments of George L. Bocken Hessville ' s Oldest Florist BOCKEN FUNERAL HOME Tilden 4-3013 7042 Kennedy Ave. Tilden 4-1600 VIERK ' S Hessville Furniture Company " Let us make your house a home " 6727 Kennedy Avenue Phone: Tilden 4-8320 Greetings from the GIFT HOUSE Congratulations to the Class of ' 55 from CARLSON ' S JEWELRY 6821 Kennedy Avenue Sheffield 3354 Going Formal??? fax attix tltat ' i pAop Vcffc ir Whiting: Gary: 1926 Ind. Blvd. 1124 W. 5th Ave. Phones: Whiting 3266, Gary 5-6377 Special Student Discount RESTAURANT 1250 INDIANAPOLIS BOULEVARD, WHITING, INDIANA Air Conditioned — Open the year round Telephone WHITING 1250 DICK ' S DELICATESSEN Meats - Fruits Vegetables Open 6 A.M. to 9 P.M. 7 Days a Week Compliments HUBER FUNERAL HOME Virgil J. Huber Ambulance Service - Day Night Free Parking Lot Phone Tilden 4-1278 6445 Kennedy Avenue Phone - Sheff. 10049 7051 Kennedy Ave. Hessville TOWN FURNITURE and APPLIANCE COMPANY Compliments of LUTES TRUCKING and EXCAVATING 533 East Fifth Gary, Indiana Phone: Gary 5-3897 Phone: Skyline 5-1271 ACE THEATRE 6735 Kennedy Ave. Councilman-at-Large GEORGE LAMB Fire - Auto - Life Insurance Where you can see the best in Cinemascope and the biggest at popular prices. Congratulations KOLBERT FURNITURE CO. CARRIE ANNS 6813 Kennedy Ave. Furniture - Appliances - Carpeting To Fit Any Budget Women ' s Apparel Accessories Russell 7046 Phone Tilden 4-8245 6738 Kennedy Ave. Hessville, Ind. W. R. MATTHEWS SON MASTEY JEWELERS Real Estate Insurance Tax Service 6627 Kennedy Ave. Hessville, Ind. 6815 Kennedy Tilden 4-6877 Diamonds Watches Watch Repair 6825 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD. HAMMOND, INDIANA RUSSELL 3030 Duane L. Solan, Mgr. 5108 Hohman Avenue, Indiana Hotel, Hammond, Indiana J. ARTIM SONS 7105 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Ind. radio service television Congratulations To the Class of ' 55 GLOMBECK HARDWARE 6910 Kennedy Avenue SFRVICE REPAIRING RADIO CLINIC C.B.S. SALES SERVICE HESSVILLE ' S FIRST HARDWARE STORE 7120 KENNEDY AVE. HAMMOND, INDIANA Phone Tilden 4-1748 110 Prescription Specialists at FIFIELD PHARMACY J. W. MILLIKAN 449 State St. Hammond 6729 Kennedy Ave. Hessville The newest in Pop and Classical Records Sheffield 2240 Athletic Sports Equipment Camferas, Film, Flash Bulbs, Developing Printing Built on Service Maintained Through Friendship Radios - TV - Record Players Stationery Complete Supplies for Office - School - Home Wilson- Jones Line - Hallmark Greeting Cards Religious Goods - Steel Case Furniture Sheffield 111 Compliments of KRILL CONSTRUCTION CO. and CENTRAL EXCAVATING CO. NORTHERN INDIANA STATIONERY CO.. INC. 5307 Hohman Hammond Sheffield 5224 Compliments of BALDWIN BUILDERS. INC. National Homes Dealer Compliments of KAPLAN ' S SHOES 6721 Calumet Avenue Phone: Westmore 3-7040 7005 Indianapolis Blvd. Sheffield 10091 Compliments of CALUMET CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION Hammond, Indiana SOLAN ' S GREENHOUSE Compliments of STERN ' S WOODMAR HARDWARE Potted Plants Flowers For All Occasions 7025 Indianapolis Blvd. 6804 Columbia Ave. Hammond, Ind. Phone Sheffield 8257 Your FAT BOY DRIVE-IN 6730 Indianapolis Blvd. Tom and Martha O ' Sullivan Invite You And Your Family To Be Their Guests Away From Home THE HOUSE OF PIZZA Hours: 12 Noon to 1 A.M. — Delivery Service 5 P.M. to 1 A.M. 25c Delivery Compliments of KELLY ' S DRIVE-IN 6914 Indianapolis Blvd. Telephone Sheffield 4081 7008 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD. HAMMOND, INDIANA Y ou ' re saying goodbye to your high school days — but you’re saying hello to new, exciting days ahead. Congratu- lations and welcome to the future ! In this future. Inland Steel’s opportun- ities are yours . . . opportunities open to high jchool grads. If you have some mechanical training or aptitude, there are careers open in many fields: as machinists, welders, electricians, patternmakers, pipefitters, boilermakers. There are careers to follow in metallurgy and chemistry. And there are opportun- ities in the office and clerical fields. The job of production— making the steel needed to keep America strong — offers a challenge to alert, young men. You can have a “get ahead” future through Inland’s training opportunities. You can get apprentice or on-the-job training to become more skilled in your trade. ou also can get college training and a college certificate through the Pur- due-Inland Training Program, a program where Inland sponsors you through this course at Purdue Extension. Inland has been in the busy Calumet Regi on for more than a half-century. We’ll be here in the future, too, because we’re a basic industry, making a product used by everyone, including the housewife opening a can of peas and the G.I. firing an artillery shell. Inland Steel Company serves the nation —and it can serve you, too, in the exciting days ahead. Inland Steel Company, 3210 Waiting St., East Chisago, Ind. 113 HOOSIER STATE BANK of Hammond TRI-CITY ELECTRIC SERVICE COMPANY 6241 Calumet Avenue Dependable - Friendly Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation • Electrical Contractors Residential Commercial Industrial THE STORE THAT m DENCEMT MILLER " Your Supermarket of Homes " ipaiflircft JEWELERS Hammond Office Lansing Office 7002 Indianapolis Blvd. 3439 Ridge Road Tilden 4-6560 Granite 4-3340 5133 HOHMAN AVE. Sincere Best Wishes To The Graduating Class of 1955. May You Go Forth With Courage, Optimism, And The. Determination To Build a Better Community and a Better World MAYOR VERNON C. ANDERSON Phone Dyer 3161 Compliments T E I B E L ' S DIXIE DAIRY COMPANY " Your Favorite Milk " Catering to Weddings Banquets Compliments of BORDEN ' S REXALL DRUGS 7011 Indianapolis Blvd. Prescription Specialists Tilden 4-1915 Congratulations to MORTON HIGH SCHOOL from HOWELL HARDWARE HESSVILLE LUMBER SUPPLY CO. 6641 Kennedy Avenue Lumber, Coal, Building Materials Hardware and Paints Your Pittsburgh Paint Dealer 6837 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Ind. . . . Phone: Tilden 4-9115 Congratulations to the CLASS OF ' 55 Compliments of TRIPLE J HESSVILLE NEWS AGENCY 2816 Martha 6934 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Compliments of SHARON MAE ' S VARIETY 6940 Kennedy Ave. Compliments of THE BLOOMBERG AGENCY Cameras - Bondified Money Orders School Supplies Insurance - Real Estate - Tax Service ADAM ' S MEN ' S WEAR New Location: Phones: 2732 - 169th Tilden 4-3284-85 6811 Kennedy Ave. Hessville, Indiana Hammond, Ind. Congratulations to the Graduating Class of ' 55 Compliments of BRADFORD ' S 6947 Indianapolis Blvd. PATTI SCHOOL OF DANCE 6923 McCook Tilden 4-3766 Tilden 4-3325 Tap - Ballet - Toe - Acrobat - Ballroom Children ' s Ladies ' Apparel Notions Dry Goods Compliments of HOMFR ' S SERVICE 7104 Kennedy Ave. Tilden 4-1145 We feature the all New SMITH CORONA 88E Office Typewriter and SMITH CORONA Portable Typewriters Compliments of DON ' S SUPPLY AND SERVICE {vcryth hg fon Th{ Ornci 6420 Kennedy Ave. Hessville Tilden 4-9555 S OfFiCE Equipment Co. 521-23 State St., Hammond, Ind. 521-23 State St., Hammond, Ind. Westmore 2-6210 Congratulations CLASS OF ' 55 Congratulations to the SENIOR CLASS OF 1955 HESSVILLE CLEANERS Paul Puglise HESSVILLE 5-10c STORE 6803-7 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana SENTINEL TELEVISION First with Big Screen Color Television Congratulations to Class of ' 55 DARNELL GROCERY Phone: Sheffield 1759 6405 Kennedy Ave. SCOTT BROS. 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