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

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THE TOP HAT FOR 1957 VOLUME FOUR OLIVER PERRY MORTON HIGH SCHOOL HAMMOND, INDIANA This was Morton the man . . . " We must then cling to the idea that we are a nation, one and indivisible, and that, although sub- divided by state lines for local and domestic purposes, we are one people . . These words of Oliver Perry Morton, Indiana ' s Civil War governor and the man for whom Morton High School is named, may be found on an engraved plaque between the trophy cases at the front entrance to the school and on the masthead of the Mortonite, MHS newspaper. Gov. Morton was a Hoosier by birth; he was born in Wayne County (Richmond) in 1823, ten years after the famous victory over the British on Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry, after whom he was named. This means that indirectly MHS is the namesake of two men, each of whom played a big role in the Midwest during a time in which the United States govern- ment was in grave peril. Morton became a noted attor- ney in Centerville. As Bruce Carton pointed out, " In that time and place the law courts had the limelight, and a gifted thunderer was known by the people and could hardly avoid a political career. Morton would not have avoided it.” An un- successful candidate for governor in 1856, he was elected lieutenant governor in I860. Then, with the resignation of Gov. Henry Lane to enter the national Senate in 1861, Lt.-Gov. Morton became Gov. Morton. In the words of Catton, " As far as the Midwest was concerned, Morton was the union cause incarnate . . .” The war years were a time of mental conflict for many Indianians who lived in the southern part of the state and sympathized with the South. If it had not been for the guidance of Gov. Morton, Indiana might not have supported Lincoln and the northern cause as much as it did. Although many persons thought that Morton had become a " dictator,” a majority of voters in Indiana’s 1864 gubernatorial election wanted him to continue filling the governor’s chair. However, he resigned from that position two years later to become a United States Senator. In 1907 a statue of Morton was unveiled in front of the Indiana Capitol in Indianapolis. It faces the Indiana Civil War Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument in the heart of the city. What more fitting place for a memorial to the man " ever to be known in history as the Great War Governor”? Oliver Perry Morton Page 2 Statue of Gov. Morton in front of Indiana Capitol, Indianapolis Page 3 But although Gov. Morton lived many years ago, his name lives on today . . . One of eight signs erected by the MHS Association to direct visitors to Morton Page 4 This is Morton the high school . . . Morton ' s Campus But Morton High is more than an attractive brick building on Marshall Ave. . . Page 5 Page 6 MORTONITES’ lockers ..messy? Don ' t be naive! They may be full, but they’re always neat as a pin, as evidenced by Janet Jeppeson’s. " PEACE AND Prosper- ity " was the theme of the Republicans in the 19 5 6 Presidential cam- paign. There was no doubt that the latter condition was prevalent as far as high schoolers were con- cerned; that is, if Morton’s student parking lot was any indication. ONE OF THE MOST popular disc jockeys in the Calumet Region is Dizzy Dixon of Hammond’s radio station, WJOB. Dizzy is shown here surrounded by a group of his Morton fans when he visited the Home of the Governors last winter. Morton High is essentially a way of life . . . Page 7 HOW DO you like John Zgunda’s mint-green sweater and black cords, Larry Bedene’s suede shoes and Ivy League trousers, Lynne Fitzwater ' s Bermudas, and Pat Garson’s full skirt with loads of crinolines? WHAT WAS that in Betty Feldt ' s lap that had JoAnn Poole so interested when a Top Hat photographer snapped this picture of a group of Morton girls in the Fat Boy? MORTON STUDENTS often find a long line confronting them when they wish to purchase their lunches in the school cafe- teria. Here a group of stu- dents in a lunch line have finally made it to the food. But this way of than waiting in cars, and sipping life is more line, driving malteds . . . Page 8 This way of life mainly Chemistry Demonstration Registration for Travel Club Membership Football Equipment Stored in the Gym High School Assembly Faculty Meeting Downtown Hammond Fun at the Fun Festival a search . . . ■ a search for education to pre- pare us to be good, informed cit- izens and to enable us to succeed in the things we attempt. We look to our classes (page 9). • a search for " moments to re- member,’’ either because of their importance to the welfare of MHS, or because of the pleasure we gain from them. We look to our events (page 19). a search for ways to broaden our outlook on life and to better the world about us. We look to our organizations (page 37). a search for ways to improve our bodies as well as our minds and to learn good sportsmanship. We look to our athletics ( page 65 ) . 4 a search for good and lasting friends with whom we can have good times and who are always there in time of need. We look to our fellow students ( page 81). a search for guidance and as- sistance in the problems high school students face. We look to our ad- ministration, faculty, and personnel (page 105). and finally, a search for a sense of values to enable us to ob- tain quality economic goods at reasonable prices. Having obtained that sense of values, we look to our Top Hat advertisers ( page 111). Morton students learn by studying, hearing, observing, and doing . . . Page 9 Page 10 English , Speech, Foreign Language Classes Mortonites Study Own Language A RECORDING of Shakespeare’s " Julius Caesar” holds the attention of Miss Virginia Davis’ sophomore English class. Students studied grammar as well as various types of literature in this class. A PANEL consisting of Jack Ward, Jack Mandernack, Don Ritchey, Judy Klen, Vivian Buldak, and Cecelia Clark is learning good speech habits in Frank Palko’s Speech V class. STUDENTS IN Mrs. Norma Kelly’s Composi- tion VIII class are using the Atlantic Monthly, for which each one subscribed, as a source of information for their weekly themes. Comp prepared seniors for the rigors of college work. Page 11 but Aren ' t Limited to English Students at Morton last year had opportunities to learn to read, write, and speak their own language more effectively through the MHS English Department, headed by Miss Mabel Hunter, and the Speech De- partment, of which Winston Becker is the head. They might also have studied another language through the Foreign Language Department, of which Walter Ruff is the chairman. Freshman and sophomore English classes con- centrated on underclassmen’s learning good grammar and becoming familiar with various types of literature. Basic theme -and letter writing skills were taught students during their first two years in high school, during which they also were exposed to such literary works as myths, David Copperfield, Silas Marner, " Julius Caesar,” and short stories. Juniors had opportunities to improve their writing in either English V or Composition V; the former was less difficult than the latter. In American literature, juniors developed a better understanding of American culture from colonial times to the present. Seniors could take a survey course in English literature, studying the great authors of England, their writings, and their influence today. They were also offered an advanced composition course, in which they could learn style and sentence improvement. Journalism students made up a large part of the staff of the Mortonite, MHS newspaper. SPANISH IV students are enjoying themselves while learning the cha-cha from Miss Della Narcisi, their teacher. In speech classes students learned to overcome self-consciousness in public speaking situations, including the following: making introductions, after-dinner speeches, and announcements; telling stories; carrying on discussions; debating, and radio speaking. They also learned the methods of organizing speech material and the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure. Four semesters of Spanish and four of Latin were offered Morton students. They could learn the basic vocabulary and grammar of a foreign language, and therefore learn to read and write that language. Ad- vanced Spanish students read an entire Spanish novel, and Latin IV students studied writings of Livy and Julius Caesar. " NOW THERE will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth!” This cry of doom is heard by students in Walter Ruff’s freshman Latin class as the next victim is selected to recite. Page 12 Mathematics , Science Classes The Students of Today Will Make the Progress of Tomorrow LEARNING TO work the slide rule is an interesting part of Glenn Flansburg ' s Algebra VI class, agree this trio. They also studied logarithms, permutations, combinations, probability, and progressions. JOANN EVANS, Christine Swalick, Judy Thomas, and Mrs. Nancy Squibb, plane geometry teacher, decorate a Christmas tree with ornaments they made in geometrical forms. Students in another geometry class, this one taught by Miss Marjorie Groves, are trying to prove theorms on the black- board. THOSE PROBLEMS must be hard, judging by the faces of these students in Charles Chidester ' s practical math class. The course consisted of a review of fundamentals of arithmetic computation. Mathematics and science are needed not only by those students who plan to enter the fields of engineering or science, but by all students who hope to be able to think out adult problems logically, who want a well-rounded education, and who desire a broad outlook on life. Only with these attri- butes will adults of tomorrow be able to make progress no matter what their fields. Morton’s Mathematics Department is headed by Glenn Flansburg. The Science Department is the only chair- manless department in the school. Students in general math and prac- tical math classes reviewed the fun- damentals of arithmetic. Freshman algebra introduced stu- dents to signed numbers, equations, formulas, and graphs; junior, or ad- vanced, algebra went further, dealing with imaginary numbers, logarithms, and determinants. Plane geometry was offered to sophomores, while seniors could take solid geometry and trigonometry. The latter course dealt with triangles and their functions. All Morton students must take health and safety, offering instruction in principles of physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as safety. Each Morton student must also take two semesters of at least one other science. Biology dealt with botany and zoology and gave students many op- portunities to use microscopes. Physics students learned about physical science — motion, light, power, sound — and Morton’s junior chemists studied the various forms of matter and the chem- ical changes which they undergo. FLORENCE HART is busy examining a specimen under a microscope in the biology laboratory. Biology students, taught by Donald Harper, Julian Rasmussen, and Gerald Spitzer, ROBERT ATKINS of the E. I. du Pont de Ne- mours Co. holds the atten- tion of one of Mrs. Esther Hand’s physics classes as he discusses opportunities in the field of science. MRS. HAND, Richard Jarnagin, Tony DeRosa, and Carol Krupa are in- tent on watching a demon- stration being run in the physics - chemistry labora- tory. often took field trips to discover the wonders of nature and gather specimens for use in the lab. Page 14 Commercial Classes Mortonites Study for Office Jobs SALESMANSHIP STUDENTS, taught by Mrs. Estelle Gress, are interested in techniques used by Judy Fleming in selling. CLERICAL PRACTICE students learn to operate various business machines with Mrs. Dorothy Soderberg’s assistance. Last year the Commercial De- partment, headed by Mrs. Dorothy Smith, prepared Morton students for the business world. General business presented busi- ness essentials to students planning, to take no further business courses. Bookkeeping readied students for bookkeeping positions; business law aimed to give the student an under- standing of commercial law, and salesmanship presented general merchandising principles. Personal and office typewriting skills were taught in typing classes, and shorthand students studied Gregg Shorthand Simplified. Ad- vanced typing and shorthand were combined, forming stenography, a two-period course. Clerical practice students studied filing and various computing and duplicating ma- chines. GIRLS IN Mrs. Dorothy Smith’s stenography Daniel. The two-hour course covered both class take practice dictation from Karen advanced shorthand and advanced typing. JANIS FRANKOVICH is the center of attention in this mock trial being conducted by students in Nick Luketic’s business law class. Court proceedings were part of the commercial law studied by students in this class, which was offered to juniors and seniors. The Music Department, headed by Miss Barbara Miller and John Melton, and the Art Department, headed by Anthony Wauro, familiarized Morton stu- dents with the fine arts. The high school vocal music class acted as a training course for the choir, an organization, like the band, with the status of a class. The orchestra, however, met but twice a week; therefore, an orchestra member who didn’t belong to the band had to practice individ- ually for an hour daily if he hoped to get an instrumental music credit. Bandmen could also practice individually daily, although they didn’t get any credit for this practice. High school art, the only class in its department, was an introductory course based on a variety of art mediums. " EINS, ZWEI, drei, spiel!” Band and orchestra director John Melton spent a good part of his time giving individual lessons to young musicians like Nahcy Hoffman, shown with the bass viol. THESE STUDENTS in Anthony Wauro’s high school art class certainly are intent on their artistic creations. Mortonites may take high school art for as many semesters as their programs allow. Music, Art Classes Fine Arts Broaden Students ' Interest Page 15 MISS BARBARA Miller accompanies a quartet of boys while the rest of the members of her high school music class listen closely. The class served as a training course for high school choir. Page 16 THESE FUTURE home- makers are paying close attention to Sharon Brant, who is demonstrating the proper way to wash a baby, in Miss Laura Gib- son’s home nursing class. Home Economics Classes Mortonites Learn How To Cook and Sew THESE GIRLS in a clothing class are learning to save money by sewing their own clothes under the watchful eye of Miss Anna Evanoff, their instructor. JOHN BREGER certainly isn ' t a bit interested in that masterpiece which Jim Bobowski and Dave Herring are taking out of the oven in Miss Jacqueline Martine’s boys’ foods class. Home economics classes in the department headed by Miss Jacqueline Martine taught young persons the skills needed to run a home. In clothing classes, girls learned to make separates and full garments by the use of machines, patterns, and different materials. The home management course was a study of family and community relationships, child development, and home furnishings; and home nursing emphasized the wise use of community health facilities while enabling students to learn the principles of first aid and child growth. Foods classes were designed for students to learn about nutrition and the buying, preparing, and serving of food. Page 17 MARK MATOV1NA, Daryle Riegle, and Don Knieriman learn how to make blueprints under the guidance of Frank Con- cialdi in their mechanical drawing class. Practical Arts Classes and Prepare for Jobs in Calumet Industry The Practical Arts Department, of which Robert Fraser is the chair- man, prepared Morton boys for jobs in Calumet area industries. Mechanical drawing students were taught the use of mechanical drawing instruments and ways to do several different types of draw- ing. Students in woodworking classes learned skills in developing projects for the school and home, studying such things as making joints and gluing, turning, and finishing woo d. Senior boys could take job-and- trade information, which was di- vided into four parts: an appraisal of individual job interests, a gen- eral and an individual study of occupations, and a survey of job opportunities in the Calumet Re- gion. INLAND STEEL Co. pamphlets seem to be interesting Bob Jeppeson, Charles Corn- well, Tom White, Larry Bedene, and Rich- ard Shawver in Phil Robaska’s job-and- trade class. WOODWORKING TEACHER Robert Fraser is helping Bill Luchene to saw a piece of wood while other members of the class look on. i Page 18 " STOCKHOLM IS the capital and chief city of Sweden,” Ken O ' Neil may well be saying as he uses the pointer on a map of Europe in one of George Nelson ' s geography classes. THIS ARTISTIC shot shows Jack Georgas teaching a very attentive U. S. History VI class. Social Studies Classes The Study of People: Citizenship Training Mortonites were taught about people in the world around them by teachers in the Social Studies De- partment, of which Mrs. Olive Byers is chairman. Freshmen learned about natural features and life on the earth in geography classes. Other students studied the history of their own country and the world as a whole, in U. S. history and world history classes, respectively. Seniors studied American government and either sociology or economics. The former dealt with social problems in general; the latter was mainly concerned with the problems people have in making a living. Psychology, a course offered for the first time this year, dealt with the factors behind people’s actions. MISS JANE Pierce of the Hammond Welfare Department office addresses one of Mrs. Olive Byers ' government classes. DONALD HARPER and his psychology class are watching a psycho- drama being put on by Don Batsel, Bob Bola, Pat White, and Sara Bradley. Psychology was offered at MHS for the first time this year. There is always some event to which one can look forward at MHS . . . Page 20 CROWNING GRETA Simpson queen of Morton ' s 1956 Homecoming is senior President Ted Tarr, dressed as a governor. QUEEN GRETA and Tony DeRosa are shown with Ted Tarr and members of her court and their escorts: Mary Ann Kozubal and Bob Jeppeson, Gale Bradford and Frank Alexander, Kathryn Snyder and Dave Her- ring, Alice Hopman and Bob Henry, and Wanda Sams and Larry MacDonald. Mortonites Celebrate Homecoming Greta Simpson was crowned queen of Morton High School’s 1956 Homecoming, held Friday, Sept. 14. Greta’s court consisted of five girls representing their respec- tive senior homerooms. The festivities of the annual event compensated somewhat for the loss of the game to Tech, the final score of which was 19 to 13. The game, held at Hammond High Field, was followed by a dance in the Morton gym. On the Thursday before Home- coming a bonfire pep session was held on the blacktop behind the school. It was followed by a moonlight dance on the blacktop, with music provided by a loud- speaker system. STUDENTS DANCE on the blacktop after the bonfire rally on the Thursday before Homecoming. STUDENTS AND alumni gathered in the gym after the game to dance and pay homage to the queen. Elementary Annexation Constructed SUPERINTENDENT OF Schools Lee L. Caldwell addresses the group gathered to witness the laying of the cornerstone of the new elementary annex. The elmentary annex under construction at the north end of the Morton campus is quickly nearing completion. The elementary children will move into the building next fall. Rooms in the main building which some elemen- tary classes occupied this spring will be high school classrooms in the fall; rooms in the portables, occupied by the rest of the elementary classes, will be used for a high school student lounge, a high school art room, an ungraded classroom, and an elementary playroom. The new annex of 13 rooms is being built by the Leo Reuth and Sons Construction Co. A GOOD framework is essential for a strong roof in any building, and the one in the elementary annex looks solid. THE EXTERIOR of the new elementary building takes on a look of readiness for the students that will occupy it in September. Page 22 Curtain Goes Up for First Time on Two firsts took place on the Morton High School theater scene this year: the first serious play in the high school’s four-year history was presented, and the senior play for the first time was an adult, name, Broadway hit, instead of a high school comedy. Both depar- tures from the usual were well- accepted. The Theater Guild presentation of " Jane Eyre,” a play with a nine- teenth century setting, occurred Nov. 9- In the play, Jane Eyre, fresh out of an orphanage, is hired as the governess of Mr. Rochester’s daughter. At first Jane thinks that the aura of mystery about the Rochester home is just part of her imagination, but many strange happenings increase her suspicions. The sudden arrival of Mr. Mason, an old school friend of Mr. Roches- JANE EYRE (Nancy Massingille) happily anticipates her marriage to Mr. Rochester (Joe Wysong) in this scene from " Jane Eyre,” the MHS fall play. ter’s, whom the latter receives very coldly, adds to the general con- fusion. When Jane learns that Mr. Rochester’s insane wife is being kept upstairs by the supposed seamstress, her marriage to Mr. Rochester is called off. However, all turns out happily in the end. Members of the class of 1957 overcame last-minute difficulties and gave very creditable perform- ances in " Arsenic and Old Lace” May 2 and 3. Written by Joseph Kesselring, the play was first pre- sented in 1941 in New York by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Its plot revolves about the two sweet old Brewster sisters, who have 12 dead men buried in their cellar — one of whom died a natural death and 11 of whom they poison- ed — and their three nephews: Teddy, who imagines himself, to be Theodore Roosevelt; Jonathan, who has just escaped from the Indiana Hospital for Insane Criminals and is himself a mass murdurer, and Mortimer, the only sane Brewster. ZELDA, THE gypsy (Alexandra Gardner), reads the palm of Blanche Ingram ( Jan Taylor ) , while Blanche ' s mother, Lady In- gram (Connie Parsons), Mr. Mason (Phil Jackson), and the seam- stress (Joan Franks) look on with interest in a scene from the Morton production of Marjorie Carleton ' s dramatization of Jane Eyre. A TENSE moment occurs in " Jane Eyre " when Mr. Mason stops the marriage ceremony, which was being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Wood (David Wright). Looking on are (standing) Zelda; the seamstress, and Mrs. Fairfax, the housekeeper (Salome Bartos), and (seated ) Mrs. Ingram and Blanche. Page 23 MORTIMER BREWSTER (Dick Updegraff) prevents his two sweet aunts (Ramona Adams and Betty Feldt), who turn out not to be his aunts at all, from giving a prospective boarder (Dan George) some of their elderberry wine spiked with arsenic, cyanide, and strychnine. XT T DON VOROS, as the mad Jonathan Brewster, and August Schischka, as Dr. Einstein, his accomplice, bring one of their victims through a window in the senior class’ production of " Arsenic and Old Lace.” a Serious Play at Morton High LT. ROONEY (Don Stryzinski) and Officers Klein and Brophy (Jerome Babitz and Wayne Lazar) come to the aid of theater- critic Mortimer, who has been forced to remain bound while Officer O’Hara (George Conger) read him the play he had written. DAVE VAHORVICH, as Teddy Brewster, who believes himself to be Theodore Roosevelt, yells " Charge!” as he dashes up the Brewster staircase, supposedly San Juan Hill. .rx . . , Page 24 Mortonites See Concerts, " Follies ' HERE ARE two photos of the twirling show. Above, four young drum majorettes demonstrate their twirling techniques, and at right Janet Slivka " plays with fire” in a solo. THIS PHOTO shows the MHS band performing under the baton of John Melton in one of its concert appearances. There’s always something to which to look forward at Morton. This statement is especially true when something refers to an eve- ning program. For besides the Home- coming program, the plays, the banquets, the after-prom party, the Music Festival, and Commencement, there were many other enjoyable evening affairs. On Dec. 12 there was " Candy Cane Lane,” the Junior Red Cross- sponsored fashion show, with models representing various organizations. There were four Music Depart- ment concerts, at which vocal and instrumental groups performed; the drive-in band concert in June, and the twirling show, at which Morton drum majorettes " strutted their stuff,” April 9. And then there were the " Friars’ Follies,” presented the evening of May 24, a week after high school students had gotten a preview of them in an auditorium session. THE ORCHESTRA, directed by Mr. Melton, gives its rendition of the " Blue Danube Waltz” at one of the four Music Department concerts. Page 25 Fashion and Twirling Shows PERFORMERS IN the Morton High School production of the " Friars’ Follies’’ gather on the stage of the Palace Theater, really the Morton auditorium. The Morton presenta- tion, based on the " Friars’ Follies” given annually by the New York Friars’ Theatrical Club, was directed by junior Mike Miller and Miss Barbara Miller. JIM BRADLEY does an imitation of A1 Jolson for the " Follies” audience. THE COMBINED Morton High School choir and music class sing, under the direction of Miss Barbara Miller, at one of the Morton Music Department ' s four concerts. The music class serves as a training course for the choir, both of which are full-credit courses. GRETA SIMPSON models some clothes from Carri-Ann ' s at the JRC fashion show, proceeds from which went to Beatty Memorial Hospital. BILL HENDERSON and Donna Fitzwater display reproductions of famous United States historical documents presented to Morton as part of The Freedom Shrine” by local Exchange Club members in an assembly. MHS Assemblies Are Enjoyable, Inspiring Morton High School students had a well-rounded assembly schedule during the 1956-57 school year. Programs were planned to entertain, educate, and in- spire. They included such things as pep sessions, a Christmas program put on by vocal music students, a band concert, a program of instrumental solos and ensembles, a preview of the " Friars’ Follies,” a hypnotism show, and an awards assembly. MEMBERS OF the French horn quartet — Pat Garson, Pat Miles, George Hand, and Lorna Clark — await their opportunity to demonstrate their playing ability to MHS students in an assembly. BILL MAGAN and Don Ritchey hold Phil Jackson aloft to show how stiff he has become under Julian Rasmussen’s hypnotic powers in a Morton High School convocation. PHIL ROBASKA, job-and-trade information told MHS boys of opportunities in his teacher, chats with representa tives of the branch, four armed services branches, each of whom BILL MAGAN, member of the " Friars ' Follies” cast, parades down the aisle in an assembly which gave Mortonites a pre- view of the following week ' s evening " Follies " performance. Oliver Perry Morton isn’t the only Indiana governor with whom Morton School has any connection. It has been visited by the last three consecutive governors — Henry F. Schricker, George N. Craig, and Harold W. Handley — during their administrations. Gov. Handley visited the school in May when he was in the area to speak at a banquet. The governor’s visit was arranged by Vernon C. Anderson, former Hammond mayor who is now adminis- trative assistant to the governor. Mortonites were especially happy to welcome Gov. Handley not only because he appointed a Hammondite to be his assistant, but also because he himself is a Northwest Indianian, comm;, from LaPorte. ELEMENTARY PUPILS lined up outdoors to greet Gov. Handley on his arrival here with Recorder Betty Feldt, President Tony DeRosa, and Jack Reich, an Indiana State Chamber of Commerce official. Governors Welcome Governor to Morton ' r png fill til IN THE AUDITORIUM the governor tells the Morton High School Governors about the many opportunities in the Great Hoosier State. Also present were several local dignitaries. GOV. HANDLEY is made an honorary Morton Governor in the gym, where junior high students assembled, by Vice-President Glenn Schram. Watching are Junior High Council officers Dennis Brant and John Bailor, council sponsor Phil Robaska, and Principal A. W. Clark. WITH THE governor when he signed this autograph for the Top Hat in the office were Mr. Clark and Mrs. Isabel Payne. 4 ACCOMPANIED BY Glenn Schram, Gov. Handley leaves Morton amid the cheers of high school students, who gathered on the front lawn after he addressed them in the auditorium. Page 28 Morton ites " Could Have Danced All SOMETHING SEEMS to be amusing these prom goers at Lynne Fitzwater ' s pre-prom coke party. THE GIRLS in their formals and the boys in their tuxes added something to the prom. THE JUNIOR and senior class officers and their dates lead the grand march at the prom. THE AFTER-PROM party at Vogel’s Restaurant in Robertsdale is a huge success, agree this group. THE HI-LITES, along with Milo Hamilton of Chicago station WIND and other entertainers, did a commendable job at the post-prom party, which lasted from midnight until 3:00 a.m. Page 29 Night” at Dances Formal or Not Morton students love to dance and attended many dances given during the past year. There were informal and formal dances, elabor- ately decorated and hurriedly put- together dances, organization-spon- sored and class-sponsored dances. One of the highlights of the social season was " Crystal Cotillion,” the winter formal, held in January at Madura’s Danceland in Roberts- dale. Mickey Isley provided music for this senior class-sponsored affair. " Tropical Paradise” was the theme of this year’s junior-senior prom, sponsored by the junior class. It too was held at Madura’s. In addition, informal dances were held often in the gym or the Civic Center. They included the Home- coming dance; a dance with a calyp- so theme, sponsored by the Biology Club; the Art Club dance, where guests wore masks, and numerous sock-hops. MORTON STUDENTS in their stocking at the Civic Center. The dance was held feet rock ' n ' roll at the M-Club’s sock hop following a Morton basketball game. DANCERS FORM an arch after the grand march at " Crystal Cotillion,” the senior-sponsored winter formal. THE CALYPSO craze hit MHS with a bang, if this photo of Pat Bloom and Julian Rasmussen at the Biology Club dance is any indication. GUESTS AT the Art Club ' s dance look out-of-this-world — literally! Club members made a cubistic guitar player 18 feet tall from cardboard cartons to carry out their theme, " The Thing.” imrim je " BOTTOMS UP! " The athletes in the picture at the left are finishing a fine dinner at Teibel ' s Restaurant in Schererville during a banquet sponsored by the Morton Adult Booster Club. A large number of Booster Club members, who also attended the banquet, are shown at the right. Phil Dickens, new football coach at Indiana University, was the main speaker at the banquet. AN ANNUAL event at Morton is the held this year in the basement of the G i r 1 s ' Athletic Association chapter’s Concordia Lutheran Church on Marshall Mother-Daughter Banquet. The affair was Ave. An entertaining and enjoyable way to celebrate or honor anything or anyone is to have a banquet. With good food and an interesting program any banquet can be a great success. Morton had its share of banquets during the 1956-57 school year. They were held at the popular Tei- bel’s Restaurant in Schererville, the Morton cafeteria, the basement of the Concordia Lutheran Church on Marshall Ave., or the Wilson School cafeteria. Banquets held during the year in- cluded two athletic banquets, one sponsored by the Morton Adult Booster Club and held at Teibel’s and the other sponsored by the Morton Adult Athletic Association and held at Wilson School; the Senior-Faculty Banquet, held at Tei- bel’s; the band and twirlers ban- quets, each held at Morton, and the banquets of the Morton National Honor Society and Girls’ Athletic Association chapters, each held at the Lutheran church. Mortonites Laugh, Drink [Milk], and Be Page 31 " THIS IS the Morton band’s first-division state award,” band director John Melton tells the group at the band banquet. Merry at Their Banquets GATHERED AROUND the wishing well which carried out the theme of the NHS chapter ' s banquet are the newly inducted members and President Ted Tarr. The banquet was held at the Concordia Lutheran Church after induction ceremonies in the Morton auditorium. GLENN SCHRAM tells of the " stars” in the class of 1957 at the Senior-Faculty Banquet at Teibel ' s. The banquet ' s theme, " Wish- ing on a Star.” was carried out by decorations chairman Pat Garson, as shown by that decoration in front of Mrs. Margaret Allen, school trustee. Page 32 Budding Scientists Show Stuff at Fairs THIS VIEW from the balcony of the Tech High School gym shows some of the projects displayed in the Hammond Public Schools’ 1957 Annual Science Fair, where many MHS projects were entered. Morton High School students from various science classes participated in two science fairs this year: the 1957 Annual Hammond Public Schools Science Fair, at the Technical-Vocational High School gymnasium March 29 and 30, and the Northwestern Indiana Re- gional Science Fair, at Valparaiso University April 6. Although competition was keener at the Valpo fair, a student did not need to get a first place in the Hammond fair to enter it. Gerald Spitzer, Morton biology teacher, was gen- eral chairman of the Hammond fair, in which seven Morton students got first places with five projects. At the Valparaiso fair Charles Pitzele got a first place in the experimental biology category and took second-place sweepstakes honors with his project, " The Effect of Electrical Stimulus upon the Brain of the Albino Rat.” The sweepstakes award entitled him and Julian Rasmussen, his teacher, to attend the National Science Fair in Los Angeles, Calif., May 8-12. Other firsts in the Valpo fair went to Carol Moats, whose project, " Photograms,” was entered in the physics techniques category; Ted Tarr, whose " Electroless Nickel-Plating " project, which he worked on with Richard Fleming and Jerome Babitz, was entered in the chemistry descriptions category, and Lois Walder, whose project, " Procedure in Dissection of the Frog Shown in Color Photographs,” was entered in the zoology descriptions category. HIS WORK on this project won Charles Pitzele a trip to the National Science Fair in Los Angeles, Calif. RICHARD FLEMING and Jerome Babitz show their nickel-plating project, which they worked on with Ted Tarr, to a potential scientist at the Hammond fair. The trio won firsts with the project at Hammond. Page 33 Budding Musicians Perform at Festival THE COMBINED public school instrumental groups were combined further on May 10 into this mass of over 1,000 young musicians. The Hammond Public Schools’ Music Festival was held May 8 and 10 at the Civic Center after a two- year lapse of time since its last pres- entation. The festival was not held last year in order to allow time for its reorganization: this year all com- bined vocal groups performed one evening and all combined instru- mental groups performed the other evening; formerly at least one vocal group and one instrumental group performed on each of three eve- nings. Members of the MHS band and choir performed in all-city groups with students from Clark, Tech, and Hammond High; Morton orchestra members performed in a combined group with students from Clark and HHS. MORTON BAND director John Melton leads the all-city high school band in the playing of the " Student Prince Overture. " THE ALL-CITY public school vocal groups were gathered together on the Civic Center bleachers on the evening of Wednesday, May 8. Page 34 Baccalaureate and Commencement: an SENIOR CLASS Vice-President Don Voros and President Ted Tarr lead the class of 1957 to its seats in the center of the auditorium at Morton’s Baccalaureate while the orchestra plays " Marche Pon- tificale.” The Rev. John Eastwood delivered the Baccalaureate sermon. SHOWN AS they proceeded from the gym, where they lined up, down the sidewalk and up to the auditorium are some graduates. AFTER IT was all over, graduates and their parents gathered in front of the school to chat. Page 35 End and a Beginning for Seniors Graduation week — the " big one” for seniors — included Baccalaureate services and Commencement exer- cises. Sunday, June 9, was the date of Baccalaureate, held in Morton’s au- ditorium. Over 180 seniors heard the Rev. Robert Byquist, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, deliver the invoca- tion and benediction, and the Rev. John Eastwood, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, speak on " A Right Sense of Values.” The Rev. Dr. Eastwood urged the graduates to place " the test of time, the test of eternity, and the test of the spirit” on all actions that they may be considering. To the organ strains of " Pomp and Circumstance,” the class of 1957 marched down the middle of the Civ.- ic Center floor at Commencement June 13. The largest graduating class, in MHS history heard the invocation and benediction by the Rev. A. W. Reinig, pastor of Our Lady of Per- petual Help Church; the salutatory address by Janet Jeppeson, and the valedictory addresses by Ted Tarr and Glenn Schram. Dr. Nicholas Nyaradi, professor of economics at Bradley University, Peoria, 111., and former minister of finance in free Hungary, gave the main address, entitled " Shall We Survive?” Dr. Nyaradi said that it is up to today’s youth whether the United States will suffer horrors like those recently inflicted on his homeland. DR. NICHOLAS Nyaradi, of Bradley Uni- versity, speaks at Commencement. LISTENING TO Dr. Nyaradi speak on " Shall We Survive?” are the High School Commencement exercises June 13 in the Hammond 184 members of the class of 1957 — the girls dressed in white Civic Center, caps and gowns and the boys, in blue — at the Fourth Annual Morton A pr, ► f ELAINE OSOL1NSKI, Beverly Boesch, Bar- bara McLean, and JoAnn Poole are " all shook up " at the Class Day assembly. Also at the assembly, Association President Tony DeRosa presents the top hat, gloves, and cane to President-elect Bill Beaver; and Jan Searls, Bob Jeppeson, and Lynne Fitzwater are residents of Bransondale Sanitarium in the senior class prophecy. An annual week at MHS honoring seniors is Senior Week. Starting with Silent Day on Monday, the week continued with Bow Day on Tuesday, Loyalty Day on Wednesday, Backward Day on Thursday, and Class Day on Friday. It was silly, but 95 per cent of the seniors agreed that true senior characters were displayed. Page 36 Seniors Don Beards, Pigtails, Shades PEGGY MAUGER, Barbara McLean, Mary Ann Kozubal, Greta Simpson, Joyce Neal, and Jan Searls sport braids and bows on Bow Day. SENIORS WEAR their mint-green and black sweaters and cords on Loyalty Day. It was also Shade Day; notice those sun glasses. At Morton there ' s an organization to suit everybody ' s interest . . . Page 37 Page 38 READY TO BEGIN a meeting of Congress are President Tony DeRosa, Recorder Betty Feldt, and Vice-President Glenn Schram. PRESIDENT TONY DeRosa often sought the advice of members of his Cabinet. Here he meets with Don Stryzinski, secretary of public safety; Gale Bradford, secretary of social affairs; Alice Hopman, secretary of the Treasury, and Jerrv Arcella, secretary of justice. MHS Association Morton ites ' School Government: The Morton High School Association, an organiza- tion of all MHS students and teachers, proved itself successful during the 1956-57 school year. Through the able leadership of the executive officers and sponsors, the Association advanced from a glimmer of hope in the eyes of optimists to a respected, efficient organiza- tion. This year’s accomplishments, such as beginning the revision of the Constitution, organization of plans for a student lounge, and improvement of the public address and lighting systems in the gym, evidence the Associa- tion’s success. The government of the Association consists of three elected executive officers — the president, vice-president, and recorder — and four appointed executive officials, who comprise the president’s Cabinet — the secretary of justice, the secretary of public safety, the secretary of the Treasury, and the secretary of social affairs. There are also a two-house Congress, composed of a Senate and a House of Representatives, and a Student Court, com- posed of a chief justice, who is also secretary of justice, and four associate justices, one from each class. Meeting on service club Tuesdays, Congress filled its short 35-minute meetings with propositions, dis- cussions, and decisions that affected the welfare and future of Morton High. Numerous committees were appointed by President Tony DeRosa. At each meeting reports were required from both the committees and the Cabinet members. The latter told Congress of their recent work and requested either help or appropriations. THESE PERSONS made up the 1956-57 Senate: Row 1 — Seniors Beverly Boesch, Sara Bradley, and Ted Tarr. Row 2 — Juniors Judy Hellinga, Bill Beaver, and Jim Harrison. Row 3 — Sophomores Betty Zitko and Janet Baker. Row 4 — Freshmen Jim Somerville and Sheilia Virag. Glenn Flansburg co-sponsored the Association. Page 39 FRESHMAN JUSTICE Tony Anderson, Sopho- more Justice George Bal- dea, Junior Justice Bill Bock, Senior Justice Rich Fleming, and Chief Justice Jerry Arcella are listening to a defendent in the Stu- dent Court. Don Stryzinski, court bailiff, and Mrs. Estelle Gress, Association co-sponsor, also seem in- terested. Judy Hellinga was court recorder. of Them, by Them, and for Them The Wednesday following each meeting of Congress, representatives were supposed to make reports to their respective homerooms. Headed by Chief Justice Jerry Ar- cella, the Student Court tried many cases of student misbehavior which the school administrators would or- dinarily have had to handle. The government was very active in working on the a-v and lighting im- provements for the gym. Payment for this project was divided among three organizations: the Association, the Junior High School Student Council, and the Cinema Club. Another project the government worked on was the future student lounge. Located in the east portable, MEMBERS OF the House of Representatives were as follows: Row 1 — Deborah Smith, Lea Evans, Karen Daniel, and Carol Krupa. Row 2 — Judy Kreiler, Phyllis Schmidt, and Janice Hanzi. Row 3 — Judy Mathes, Marsha Muha, and Ronald Klindt. Row 4 — Paula Spitale, Ruth Kessler, and Pat Dunn. Row 5-— John Fekete, Agnes Scofield, and Mary Ann Cook. Row 6 — Jim Kackley, Bill Shan- non, Don Butler, and Wayne Lee. Row 7 — Dennis Doughty, Diane Pete, and Carole Stowers. the lounge will have two rooms when it is opened next fall; one room will be used as government head- quarters and also as a place where students may read quietly and com- mittees may confer, and the other room will contain a television set, radio, and jukebox. The government carried on its own elections and all class elections; purchased a three-year supply of stu- dent handbooks, and erected eight signs pointing to Morton School. Mrs. Estelle Gress, Miss Kay Lei- pold, and Glenn Flansburg sponsored the Association this year. Yearbook Staff , Photo Club Bookmakers Take Bets All Yean SMILING GAYLY for the photographer are these members of the ’57 Top Hat staff and their spon- sor (clockwise) : Peggy Mauger, Allan Quigley, Anthony Wauro, Pat Fitz- gerald, and Glenn Schram. V ' V yin,, m All! S5 i j 1 • u i » 1! D lu JbiIi ft if ( ' LKn V I! f ;v. A J IP f WT mmm ' muff) ' 11 wm 1 m ' 1 1 1 I 1 h V r " A Jj jjfjv i djl RESPONSIBLE FOR the sale of the Top Hat were these homeroom annual salesmen and their adviser: Row 1 — Connie Parsons, Sharron Morey, Joyce Darnell, (space), Peggy Mauger, Judy Klen, Juanita Paquin, Beverly Ford, Sally Aageberg, Leslie MacDonald, and Betty Takacs. Row 2 — Mrs. Dorothy Soderberg, Yvonne Gardner, Kathy Barno, Joan Brown, Bernadette Kristoff, Lois Walder, Connie Hatfield, Ronald Johnson, Bob Morris, Leroy Schmoekel, and Jim Bradley. The 1957 Top Hat is the " best yet,” according to this year’s yearbook staff. Devoting at least one hour a day for five (and sometimes six) days a week, staffers worked under the direction of Anthony Wauro, annual sponsor. Staff members working on the editorial end of the yearbook included Glenn Schram, editor-in-chief; Pat Fitzgerald, associate editor-in-chief; Karen Daniel, photo editor; Betty Feldt, copy editor; Alex Gardner, copy writer, and Gloria Nemcek and Judi Rubense, typists. Peggy Mauger was business manager, and Allan Quigley served as advertising manager. While overseeing the entire yearbook staff, Mr. Wauro welcomed help from two other teachers. Mrs. H arriette Moylan advised the copy writers, and Mrs. Dorothy Soderberg supervised advertising and home- room annual sales. Pictures for the Top Hat were taken by Bodie Studio and the Morton Photo Club. Bodies assignments were the formal organization pictures, shots for the " people” sections, and some of the activity and class- room photos. The Photo Club took the rest of the activity and classroom shots. Besides taking photos, the club, sponsored by Julian Rasmussen, did developing and enlarging. The Photo Club did work not only for the annual, but also for the Mortonite and Hessville-Woodmar Lite. Members took several interesting trips to Chicago, visit- ing such places as Billings Memorial Hospital, the Art Institute, the Daily News photo laboratory, the CBS television studio, and China Town. Page 41 Will We Get the TOP HAT Out? WORKING ON the edi- torial end of the year- book were Mrs. Harriette Moylan, J u d i Rubense, Gloria Nemcek, Linda Smith, Bill Shannon, Kar- en Daniel, Betty Feldt, and Alex Gardner. THE JOB of selling advertising space to help finance the TOP Hat belonged to Deborah Smith (seated) and (standing) Bill Holland, Ramona Adams, John Zgunda, Alice Evert, and Mrs. Dorothy Soderberg. They are shown against a background of Top Hat dummy layouts. THE PROCEDURE was reversed when these Photo Clubbers were snapped: Row 1 — Gilbert Walters; Bill Carney; Gretchen Krug- hoff; Sarah Skelton; Dave Cook, president; John Fekete, vice-president, and Lois Walder, secretary-treasurer. Row 2 — Joe Wysong, Connie Hatfield, Andrew Marek, Julian Rasmussen, Sherman Chancellor, Terry Manter, Roy Ogborn, and Bill Mixon. Page 42 Band Bandmen Come Home from Griffith FIRST — AND sceond-part clarinet players were as follows: Row 1 — Janet Baker, Margie Schaeffer, David Cook, and Betty Feldt. Row 2 — Lynne Fitzwater, Sarah Skelton, Marie Melton, Helen Shoe- maker, Pat Sebahar, and Janet Slivka. Third-part clarinetists included these students: Row 1 — Lavonne Stavitzke, Agnes Scofield, Stanley Mize, and Leslie MacDonald. Row 2 — Mary Ellen Magill, Joyce Stevens, Carole Rosenberger, Joyce Kelderhouse, Larry Overman, and Franklin Sikich. Charles Bay was associate band director. CARL MELTON, Nancy Renfrew, JoAnne Evans, Mary Ann Cook, Betty Czech, Larry Smith, Marcia Cook, and Carole Shoemaker made up the flute section in Morton ' s state-champion band. John Melton directed the band. The Morton High School band won a first division -rating in the Northern Indiana School Band, Orchestra, and Vocal Association’s state contest in the spring. It was in competition with some of the finest high school bands in the country, including those from Hobart and Elkhart. The band’s activities during the 1956-57 school year included appearances at the Music Department ' s evening concerts, participation in the Hammond Public Schools’ Music Festival, marching in parades, and per- formances at Morton home football games. In addition, it held a " drive-in” concert on the blacktop early in June. Members of the audience were able to remain in their cars while listening to the band at this event. ( Continued on page 44) THE BACKBONE of any band is its bass section. Morton ' s sousaphone players were Lennie Gillam and Daryle Riegle, and Pat Fitzgerald played the upright tuba. Baritone players were Jim Mahon, Sue Berkheiser, Juanita Paquin, and Carolyn Johnson. Page 43 with a First Division Rating THE BAND’S French horn section, headed by George Hand, con- sisted also of Lorna Clark, Pat Miles, Pat Garson, Karla Krughoff, and Donna Fitzwater. " SLUSH PUMPS " is the nickname given to the instruments played by these trombonists: Glenn Schram, Jim Stivers, Sue Losh, Harold Tunis, David Wright, Regina Spencer, and Joan Sherby. PLAYING IN Morton ' s percussion section were Jim Kackley, Linda Smith, Ken Bergner, Lamont Wolff, Jerry Steele, Bernard Goet- zinger, and Bruce Sheline. HOLDING THEIR instruments " at rest” are these cornetists: Tom Osmon, Jack Fleis- cher, Virginia Chizmar, Judy Hellinga, Eu- gene Pringle, Roger Sheline, Gretchen Krug- CAROLE EICHELBERGER and Deborah Smith played oboes; Martha Williams, bass clarinet; June Davis, alto clarinet; Bill High- land, bassoon. JIM ARCELLA, Sharon Adams, Carol Ann Socks, and Saundra Laffoon played alto saxophones. Tenor saxes were played by Sharon Enoksen and Joe Petska. hoff, Dennis Williams, Marvin Frank, Kath- leen Steele, Harold Shirley, and John Mc- Cann. Page 44 THESE HIGH-STEPPING twirlers led the band in parades and performed at home football games: Marie Melton, Agnes Scofield, Janet Derflinger, Janet Slivka, Betty Czech, Janice Hanzi, Joyce Dukeman, Roberta Smith, and Janet Novath. HALFTIME AT the Hammond Bishop Noll - MHS football game saw the band spelling out " Fire” in observance of Fire Prevention Week. (Continued from page 42) Carl Melton received this year’s Arion Award, presented through the co-operation of the Hessville Lions, for being the most valuable graduating senior in Morton’s Music Department. He was chosen by his fellow musicians. This year’s band was conducted by John Melton, director, and Charles Bay, associate director. Marching in front of the band in all parades and performing in halftime shows at football games were the twirlers, coached by Mrs. John Melton. Orchestra Fiddling with Fiddlesticks Unlike the band, the orchestra had no rehearsals during the school day. Therefore, members rehearsed Mon- day and Wednesday mornings, be- fore school started officially. Because they didn’t rehearse daily, orchestra members who didn’t also belong to the band couldn’t get an instrument- al music credit unless they practiced individually for an hour each day during study hall time. Directed by John Melton, the or- chestra appeared at plays, at Bac- calaureate, and in two concerts. ORCHESTRA MEMBERS and their director are all dressed-up for a concert appearance: Row 1 — Juanita Paquin, Pat Fitzgerald, Nancy Feldt, Janice Hanzi, and Betty Takacs. Row 2 — George Hand, Pat Miles, Margie Schaeffer, Marjorie Sherrick, Eugene Peto, Gail Zea, Edward Guzis, and Janet Galen. Row 3 — Helen Shoemaker, Roberta Smith, Jack Fleischer, Tom Osmon, Carl Melton, Nancy Renfrow, Deborah Smith, Betty Feldt, Sarah Skelton, Janet Baker, and Carol Van Senus. Row 4 — Bruce Sheline, Linda Smith, Nancy Hoffman, Joe Hoffman, John Melton, Daryle Riegle, Marie Melton, Glenn Schram, and Jim Stivers. Page 45 Choir, Mixed Ensemble, Girls ' Ensemble Morton ' s Singers Do a Noteworthy Job LISTENING TO Miss Barbara Miller, their director, are these choir members: Row 1 — Carl Melton, Jim Somerville, Wayne Smith, Ray Golarz, Leman Riley, Ken Berg- ner, Bob Smalley, and Dave Cook. Row 2 — Eugene Pringle, Ronald Johnson, Jerry Bell, Jim Bradley, Dave Goodwine, John Fekete, Tom Osmon, Richard Nischan, and Dan Hoggatt. Row 3 — Beverly Boesch, Yvonne Gardner, Kathy Barno, Ruth Fisher, Margaret Beckett, Judi Rubense, Carol Brown, Eleanor Baldin, Loretta Olson, and Sandra Improving and enlarging every year, the vocal music section of the Morton High School Music Depart- ment has become an outstanding fea- ture of the school. The vocal division consists of the high school vocal music class and the high school choir. The former is a training course for the latter; a student must have had at least two semesters of vocal music and be a junior or senior before he can be considered for choir. Like the band, the choir is an organization with the status of a cl ss, meeting one period a day. This year two smaller vocal music organizations, each composed of se- Kruto. Row 4 — Bonnie Thomas, Judy Howard, Connie Iliff, Barbara Chalmers, Bonnie Baker, Juanita Fox, Delores Ruthie, Pat Weiss, Sharon Stephano, Donna Krage- lund, Judy Hutsler, Mildred Tubich, and Greta Simpson. Row 5 — Joyce Neal, Diana Martinich, Gloria Nemcek, Joan Ray, Bon- nie Sharkey, JoAnn Poole, Margaret Vicker- man, Barbara Marsh, Barbara McCarty, Don- na Stuhlmacher, Judy McCoy, Beverly Novak, and Barbara McLean. The choir, an organiza- tion with class status, rehearsed daily. lected choir members, were formed. The mixed ensemble sang for several luncheons, and the girls’ chorus per- formed at the Red Cross style show. The vocal division presented its version of the annual " Friars’ Fol- lies” of the New York Friars’ The- atrical Club on May 17. The Morton " Follies” were produced and directed by Mike Miller and Miss Barbara Miller, choir director. Vocal musicians participated in three Music Department concerts and the Hammond Public Schools Music Festival. They also sang Christ- mas carols at the Edward C. Minas Co. in downtown Hammond. CHOIR MEMBERS Judi Rubense, Greta Simpson, Barbara McLean, Eleanor Baldin, Ken Bergner, Bob Smalley, Margaret Beckett, David Cook, and Jim Bradley made up a mixed ensemble. GIRLS ' CHORUS members included: Row 1 — Kathy Hindmarch, Betty Zitko, and Mildred Tubich. Row 2— Connie Iliff, Kathy Barno, Diana Martinich, Judy McCoy, and Judy Hutsler. Page 46 Varsity, Frosh Cheerleaders; Booster Club Morton ites Are Always There the peppy cheerleaders who livened up frosh football and basketball games. School spirit was given a further lift during the year by the Booster Club, made up of loyal student boost- ers. Organized since MHS became a four-year high school, the Booster Club was sponsored this year by Donald Harper and Misses Kay Lei- pold and Harriet Nichols. The club sponsored booster buses to out-of-town games at Benton Harbor, Mich.; Mishawaka, and In- dianapolis. Planning pep sessions and organizing cheering sections were an important part of the or- ganization’s activities. Morton’s new baseball team was given a brilliant start when the Booster Club, MHS Association, and Athletic Department co-operated to open its season with a booster tag sale and special assembly. " SEND A CHEER across the floor . . .” Morton’s varsity cheerleaders lead a yell at a Booster Club-sponsored pep session as the pep band plays on. LEADING YELLS for varsity Governor teams were Greta Simpson, JoAnn Poole, Janis Frankovich, and Virginia Chizmar. CAROL HELDING, Leslie MacDonald, Donna Fitzwater, and Sandy Buldak were School spirit has to be given a little push now and then. To help maintain and foster it, varsity and freshman cheerleaders led yells at MHS football and basketball games and pep sessions. Miss Evelyn Schurr, sponsor of the chee rleaders, held cheerleading try- outs in the spring. Next year’s yell leaders, like this year’s, were chosen on the basis of skill, sportsmanship, and scholarship. Page 47 To Cheer the Governor Teams On BOOSTER CLUB members and one of the club’s sponsors shown in the top picture at right are as follows: Row 1 — Alice Evert, Linda Smith, Connie Parsons, Barbara Marsh, Sue Berkheiser, Janet Slivka, and Miss Kay Leipold. Row 2 — Cynthia Marcinkovich, Janis Frankovich, Mary Ann Skertich, Sharon Adelsperger, Joyce May, and JoAnne Minelli. Row 3 — Cheryl Milligan, Carolyn Crowe, Margaret Beckett, Judy Cavanaugh, JoAnn Evans, and Cecelia Clark. Row 4 — Steve Hawkins, Cleona Fields, Carol Brown, Shar- ron Morey, Janet Derflinger, Sue Frankland, Marge Sherrick, Vivian Buldak, Pat Garson, Yvonne Gardner, Pat Kukta, and Virginia Chizmar. Row 5 — Carol Vanzo; Janet Hill; Ruth Gasvoda; Carol Gazdik; Judy Fleming; Joy Holm; Betty Krupa; Carol Kantor, Bonnie Sharkey; Pat Palmer; JoAnn Poole; Barbara McLean, president; Judy Luchene, vice-presi- dent; Greta Simpson, secretary, and Beverly Muffett, treasurer. Row 6 — Judi Rubense, Ann Peterson, Andrea Drapach, Bonnie Cripe, June Davis, Gloria Kalena, Pat Mecyssne, Shirley Golec, Jim Bradley, Joe Auksel, Jerry Francis, Edwin Gatons, Charles Corn- well, and Bill Highland. That was only half the Booster Clubbers! Most of the rest of the members and another of the sponsors are shown in the second picture. They are as follows: Row 1 — Linda Hart, Marge Burton, Diane DeLarbe, Kathy Sheaks, and Jerry Tomich. Row 2 — Barbara LaBelle, Florence Desmond, Sandy Neal, Sandy Capalby, and Shirley Frohock. Row 3 — Pat Miskosky, Bonnie Jackowski, Judy Mominiack, Salli Von Almen, Bernie Churilla, Cathy Frigyes, Ann Bolen, Carol Van Senus, Sally Majewski, Bonnie Nelson, Bessie Anderson, and Pam Gaughan. Row 4 — Bill Peterson, Bill Stewart, Georjean Pumnea, Lillian Zimmerman, Kathryn Mir- zalli, Betty Takacs, Madelyn Lee, Florence Hart, Rita Kovach, Judy Dowling, JoAnn Evans, Sandy Buldak, Connie Doughman, Linda Johnson, Judy Bogan, Margo Kestner, and Donald Harper. Row 5 — Joe Solan, Jerry Waugaman, Judy Godwin, Rhea Christensen, Nancy Feldt, Janet Bedwell, Carla Carstensen, Bet- sy Miller, Linda Klein, Judy Lambert, Priscilla Torpey, Bonnie Gaither, Winifred Smith, Alice Petyo, Carole Eichelberger, Marilyn Johnson, Ronna Szafarczyk, and Linda Felty. Row 6 — Henry Mysliwy, Orvel Stephen- son, JoAnn Brilmyer, Bernadette Knstoff, Joan Brown, Judy Svenningsen, JoAnn Cvit- kovich, Charlotte Bittner, Judy Lutes, Zoe Bachmann, Kathy Hindmarch, Joan Primich, Bonnie Elman, and Norma White. Booster Club members were very active this year, sponsoring booster buses to Gover- nor football games in Benton Harbor, Mich., and Mishawaka and the Indianapolis Short- ridge basketball game; organizing pep ses- sions and cheering sections, and helping to start Morton ' s first baseball season off with a bang. ONE OF THE Booster Club ' s best pep sessions was the one based around a " Micky Mouse Club” team. Here a group of Morton Mouseketeers are getting ready to greet the Governor varsity basket- ball squad. Page 48 Student Library, Bookstore, Cafeteria, Clinic, and Office Workers Students Serve Their School, Gaining Valuable Experience ASSISTING MISS M. Aileen Allman, Morton librarian, in the library this year were these girls: Row 1 — Beverly Muffet, Ruth Kessler, and Mary Ellen Barry. Row 2 — Bar- bara Williams, Vicky Jen- kins, Eleanore Balka, Cle- ona Fields, Betty Feldt, Karen Daniel, Carol Brown, Judi Rubense, and Nancy Feldt. WORKING in the book- store under the guidance of Miss Kay Leipold were these students: Janet Jep- peson, Gloria Patrick, Kathryn Snyder, Shirley Golec, Judy Rosenberger, Pat Miles, Margaret Miller, Roy Ogborn, and Jim Harrison. LEROY JOHNSON, Ed- ward Williford, Larry Bline, Jim Hopp, Harold Jones, Lamont Wolff, Jack Cunningham, Donna Sza- farczyk, Harold Tunis, Marvin Frank, and Larry Czerniak Were faithful cafeteria workers. Page 49 The Morton students who worked in the school’s library, bookstore, cafeteria, clinic, and office had a two-fold purpose in doing so: they wanted to gain valuable experience in fields which interested them, and they wanted to serve Morton High School. A good book is supposed to be a good friend; a good library worker who enables one to obtain a good book is a good friend also. Morton’s student librarians, who worked under the direction of Miss M. Aileen All- man, school librarian, proved to be good friends to their fellow students by helping them to locate books — and other materials as well; by check- ing materials " in” and " out,” and by being generally helpful to Miss All- man as she went about her duties as librarian. Helping Mrs. Gladys Reynolds, Morton treasurer, handle financial transactions in the bookstore were the student bookstore workers. They performed their services under the direction of Miss Kay Leipold, a teacher in the Morton Commercial Department. Each period of the school day would find a bookstore assistant ready to sell his fellow Morton stu- dents much-needed school supplies. In addition, bookstore helpers sold tickets for various school events and collected locker fines for the Student Court. Not only did the cafeteria helpers serve their school and gain experience in their lunchroom duties, but each got a free meal every day as well. They performed such tasks as selling milk and candy to cafeteria diners and cleaning dishes and silverware. Girls who worked in the clinic learned practical rules of health. Un- der the guidance of Miss Laura Gib- son, Morton’s school nurse, clinic assistants learned how to administer first aid, how to give screening tests, OFFICE WORKERS got experience in the efficient operation of an office. They were as follows: Row 1 — Sherrie Lazar, Marilyn Detvay, Carol Fox, and Judy Hutsler. Row 2 — Sharon Adelsperger, Joan Kaczka, Janet Jeppeson, Mary Rivich, Mary Ann Skertich, Mary Modjeski, Carole Krizman, Hazel Deissler, Agnes Scofield, Ruth Christensen, Bonnie Cripe, Barbara McCarty, and Pat Garson. how to keep health records, and in general how to assist in a school health program. Since appointment to the position of clinic helper depended on the recommendation of her counselor, a girl needed to be a good student and a very dependable person in general to get such an appointment. Morton’s capable student office helpers assisted with the office rou- tine and learned sound business prac- tices at the same time. Whether they were collecting at- tendance slips from classrooms, or " running off " tests on the Ditto ma- chine, or typing out reports, or per- forming other duties for Mrs. Isabel Payne and Miss Joyce Emerson, Mor- ton’s office staff, efficiency was the watchword for the Morton office helpers. It appears that Morton’s student workers fulfilled their purpose. THESE CLINIC helpers gained valuable nursing experience working under Miss Laura Gibson, school nurse: Row 1 — Tanna Scofield, Margaret Vickerman, Ramona Adams, and Judy Croy. Row 2 — Mary Modjeski, Pat Sebahar, Naomi Murchek, Kathy Barno, and Beverly Novak. Page 50 Stage Crew , Junior Theater Guild, Theater Guild These Groups Help in Production MEMBERS OF. the Stage Crew, pictured with Mrs. Lucy Hack and Miss May Vir- den, their sponsors, included the following: Row 1 — Ron Szyndrowski, (space), Mar- lene White, Diana Barragree, Dorothy Balka, Ruth Christensen, Lorraine Brosman, and Janet Zawadski. Row 2 — Bob Alexander, Jack Hutchinson, and Ralph Goodwine. Row 3 — Dave Cook, August Schischka, John Fekete, Bob Scholler, Dave Wright, and Gary Ruhs. Morton’s Theater Guild sponsored the all-school fall play, " Jane Eyre,” based on the novel of the same name by Charlotte Bronte, and the Christ- mas pageant, " Let ' s Keep Christmas,” by Peter Marshall. Although many guild members had parts in these two productions, mem- bership in the guild was not a re- quirement for MHS students wishing to participate. Members of the guild, whose meet- ings were held in the evenings, went to Chicago with Morton National Honor Society members to see " The Great Sebastians, " starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The Junior Theater Guild, meet- ing on alternate club periods, put on several one-act plays with and for its own members. The Stage Crew, together with the Art Club, worked on lighting and scenery for the two Theater Guild productions and helped with such work on the senior play. Miss May Virden and Mrs. Lucy Hack sponsored the three stage groups. In the Theater Guild pro- ductions and the senior play, which they worked on also, Miss Virden served as director and, together with Art Club sponsor Anthony Wauro, supervised scenery and lighting; Mrs. Hack handled finances and make-up. STAGE CREW members John Fekete and Dave Cook are hanging curtains for the senior play in the photo at left. In the one at right Carlos Vargas rummages through boxes in the properties room. Page 51 of Plays and Programs at Morton SENIOR THEATER Guild members, pictured with Miss May Virden, their sponsor, are as follows: Row 1 — Dave Wright; Pat Dunn; Janice Hanzi; Carol Krupa, president; John Fekete, vice- president; Sue Losh, and Alexandra Gardner. Row 2 — Dave Cook, Carol Fox, Beverly Muffett, and Sharon Adelsperger. Row 3 — Shirley Golec, Jan Taylor, Roberta Smith, Nina Hayworth, Joyce Nemeth, Joe Wysong, and Phil Jackson. Row 4 — Sue Martin, Donna McGinnis, Ruth Christensen, Dorothy Balka, Barbara McCarty, Cecelia Clark, and Bob Alexander. This year members of the Senior Theater Guild, together with Morton NHS chapter members, went to Chicago to see " The Great Sebastians.” THE FOLLOWING Junior Theater Guild members are shown with Mrs. Lucy Hack, their sponsor: Row 1 — Ruth Christensen, presi- dent; Dorothy Balka, secretary-treasurer; Ron Barnes; Henry Mysliwy, and Ju dy Lundgren. Row 2 — Kathie Barragree, Barbara Szepanski, Nina Hayworth, Carol Fox, Janet Zawadski, Jan Taylor, and Christine Swalich. Row 3 — Beverly Novak, Claudia Sipe, Ramona Adams, Donna McGinnis, and Carla Carstensen. THEATER GUILDERS Nina Hayworth, Ruth Christensen, Mrs. Lucy Hack, and Dorothy Balka apply make-up to Ramona Adams, Betty Feldt, and Alex Gardner for their roles in " Arsenic and Old Lace,” Morton’s senior class play. Page 52 THESE ART Club mem- bers are shown with Anthony Wauro, Art Club sponsor: Row 1 — Shirley Spudic, Judi Rubense, Sally Gearman, Larry Overstreet, Linda Johnson, Judy Bo- gan, Janet Galen, and Diane Bradford. Row 2 — Jim Zinn, Mell Rambo, Richard Turner, and Geo- rge Bradburn. Row 3 — Joe Rossi; Bob Lipsig; Charles Hansen; Roger Mierzwa; Ed Kliza; Carol Brown, president; Ronnie Wiggins, vice - president; Carol Vanzo, secretary, and Barry Quigg, treasurer. Art Club School Art Work: from Gourds to Scenery THESE ART Club members are making decorations out of gourds for sale at Morton’s Fall Festival. t The Art Club had an eventful year. Members worked on stage settings for " Jane Eyre,” the Christmas pa- geant, and " Arsenic and Old Lace,” contributing many study-hall and after-school hours to seeing that sets were ready by curtain time. Also they visited the Art Institute and the Whitaker and Guernsey Studio in Chicago. The theme of their annual dance was " The Thing.” The Thing was a cubistic guitar player 18 feet tall made from cardboard cartons and named Elvis Frankenstein. Masks made by club members were given to guests as they arrived at the dance. During the evening parent chaper- ones selected persons wearing the most original masks to compete in a contest judged by the chaperones. In order to finish its many pro- jects the club began to meet from 7 to 9 p.m. every other Wednesday at the start of the second semester. Late in spring, when the weather proved suitable and the evenings long, the group, under the sponsor- ship of Anthony Wauro, made out- door sketching trips in the vicinity of the school. ALWAYS READY to assist the Stage Crew when it came to making scenery for Morton plays were members of the Art Club. Forensics Club, Debate Team. Silver-Tongued Orators Get NFL Charter The MHS Forensics Club took pride in its attainment of member- ship in the National Forensics League this year. The awarding of the NFL charter culminated months of work- ing for points by members through participation in such events as orig- inal oratory; extemporaneous speak- ing; oratorical, dramatic, and humor- ous declamation; poetry reading, and radio announcing. Although a student had to be a member of the club to get NFL points, he did not have to be a mem- ber to be in speech and debate meets. One member of the debate team, for example, was not a Forensics mem- ber. During the year several com- petitive speech meets were held in region high schools, with Morton acting as a host school in March. In December, Forensics Club members and other students journeyed to West Lafayette to attend the Annual High School Debate Conference and Legis- lative Assembly. Morton winners in the district open speech contest at Hammond Clark included Bill Beaver, Cecelia Clark, and Betty Zitko. Winston Becker and Frank Palko sponsored speech and debate activities this year. LISTENING TO Alex Gardner, a fellow debater, are these members of the Morton High School debate team: Richard Jarnagin, Jim Harrison, and Sheilia Virag. " LADIES, GENTLEMEN, and MHS students . . The members of the For- ensics Club put their or- atorical abilities to good use. They are shown here with Winston Becker and Frank Palko, their spon- sors: Row 1 — Betty Sue Zitko and Kathy Hind- march, co-parliamentarians. Row 2 — Jim Harrison, president; Gail Zea, treas- urer, and Alexandra Gard- ner, secretary. Row 3 — Doug Holley, Jerry Francis, and Terry Kelleher. Row 4 — Steve Hawkins, Bob Smalley, Ruth Walker, Nancy Renfrew, Mildred Tubich, Sheilia Virag, Miriam Worman, and Cecelia Clark. Page 54 Cinema Club " Gibson Boys " Do Morton ' s A-V Work ONE OF THE members of the Cinema Club, Jim Dekoker, is working the rewinding apparatus in one of the audio-visual aids rooms. GARY RUHS, an experienced movie pro- jectionist, is finishing running a movie for a class in the projection room behind room 2 34 A. One of the oldest organizations at Morton, the Cinema Club, has grown from a small group to a large, well- equipped, smooth-functioning organ- ization. Arthur Gibson, as Morton’s audio-visual aids co-ordinator, was the sponsor of the group. The name " Cinema Club” implies that club members were limited to taking care of slide and movie equipment. This, however, was not the case. For they were in charge of most of the school’s phonographs and tape recorders as well. In addition, every event that re- quired loudspeaker facilities — such as a record dance in the gym or on the blacktop or an auditorium ses- sion — found a Cinema Clubber or two on hand to make sure that every- thing ran smoothly. The club imp roved its facilities during the year by obtaining storage space for equipment in the school office, using a microphone with sound movies, and using a cart to carry equipment from room to room. The club and a-v equipment occupied two special rooms — room 2 34 A, which is equipped with a movie screen, loudspeaker, and black win- dow shades, and a projection and storage room in back of the main room. Actually, there were two Cinema Clubs at Morton last year — a junior high club and a high school club. However, the Top Hat, as a high school yearbook, is mainly concerned with the latter. Junior high club members learned the use of a-v equipment, while sen- ior high club members accepted ad- ditional responsibilities by signing up for specific committee work. Some of the committees were as follows: cleaning and oiling motion picture projectors, inspecting and shipping movie film, taking care of other equipment, operating loud- speaker systems in the gym and auditorium, and taking care of class- room film requisitions and orders. MEMBERS OF the Senior High School Cinema Club performed a valuable service to Morton by running the audio-visual aids equipment for the entire school. Shown with Arthur Gibson, their sponsor, they are as follows: Row 1 — Clark Gardner, Leroy Johnson, Jim Crum, Edward Williford, and Ray Chandos. Row 2 — James Pettit, soph- omore Richard Fleming, Danny Petty, Jim Dekoker, Ray Stirling, Jim Smitty, and Bob Schroeder. Row 3 — Leroy Noble; Richard Turner; A1 Shike; Jack Bremer, president; Don MacCartney, vice-president, and senior Richard Fleming, secretary. Row 4 — Floyd Klamut, Tom Moeglin, Ken Lessie, Michael Shanahan, Gary Paquin, Ken Reid, Gary Ruhs, Bob Scholler, and Dan Clark. Monitors Hall Conduct By Students Monitors were responsible for keeping order in the halls when classes were in session. With 15 monitors on duty each period all important posts were covered. Spon- sored by Nick Luketic, monitors checked passes of students out of their assigned classrooms and directed visitors to the office for special passes. SHOWN WITH Nick Luketic, their spon- sor, are these monitors: Row 1 — Janis Frankovich, Judy Svenningsen, Salli Von Almen, and Joyce Guerin. Row 2 — Judy Luchene, Karen Lutes, Janet Hill, Laura Brown, Pat Fitzgerald, Sandy Adelsperger, and Pauline Robinson. Row 3 — Jack Cun- ningham, Rita Kovach, Gerry Swearingen, Lorraine Wisniewski, and Maryanne Primich. Row 4 — Betty Peto, Dotty Rosenberger, Irene Breger, Gloria Patrick, Jean Krejci, Peggy Mauger, Sharron Morey, Maureen O’Boyle, Charlotte Bittner, Esther West, Lorraine Brosman, Gail Zea, Janet Novath, Pat Sebahar, and Betty Czech. Row 5 — Miriam Worman, Ramona Adams, Donna Stuhlmacher, (space), Dor- othy Krizan, Carol Kantor, Mary Kempley, Carol Vanzo, and Connie Hatfield. Row 6 — Shirley Golec, Pat Mecyssne, Margaret Vickerman, Carol Nemcek, Janet Camp, Jim Soltan, Phil Shanta, Dennis Orr, Carl Mel- ton, Don Svenningsen, Don Ritchey, Mike Kors, George Conger, Cecelia Clark, Connie Iliff, Sharon Woolsey, Pat Bloom, Janet Magill, and Donna Woerner. Monitors in the second picture are as follows: Row 1 — Joyce Nemeth, Kathy Burdeau, Barbara Marsh, and Kathy Barno. Row 2- — Frank Alexander, Jerome Babitz, Harold Shirley, Beverly Muffett, Connie Parsons, Ann Pecelin, and Donna Drang- meister. Row 3- — Ron Balta, Gloria Kalena, Ber- nadette Kristoff, Betsy Miller, Marge Sher- rick, Joyce May, JoAnne Minelli, Barbara McCarty, and Sara Bradley. Row 4 — Judy McCoy, Donna McGinnis, Carol Bubac, Judy Howard, Gloria Marek, Joan Kaczka, JoAnn Evans, Sue Jones, Judy Hutsler, and Joy Holm. Row 5 — Joan Ray, Joyce Neal, Tona Royer, Adreine Sabik, Sue Martin, Cynthia Mar- cinkovich, Marsha Muha, Jack Ward, Don Stryzinski, and Richard Shawver. Row 6 — Douglas Holley, Joan Thomas, Jean Cvit- kovich, Simone Smith, Bonnie Cripe, Ann Peterson, Andrea Drapach, Ronnie Cun- ningham, Floyd MacDonald, Andy Marek, Roy Ogborn, Don Brimer, and Bob Faught. Is Supervised MONITORS LIKE Don Batsel were sta- tioned throughout the halls of Morton to keep order when classes were in session. Page 56 Newspaper Staff MORTONITE: The Voice of the Students STUDENTS IN charge of getting out the four-page tabloid Mortonite included the following: Row 1 — Co-editors-in-chief Ce- celia Clark and Pat Palmer. Row 2 — Don Mentzer, ad salesman; Barbara Szepanski and Barbara McCarty, reporters; Beverly Boesch, feature editor; Marcia Franke, cir- culation manager; Judy Howard, headline editor; Beverly Novak, reporter, and Carl Melton, make-up editor. Row 2 — Bill Shan- non, sports editor; Ron Daun, sports writ- er, and Glenn Schram, editorial editor. The paper came out 16 times this year. " The Voice of the Students,” the motto appearing under the logotype, or nameplate, of the Mortonite, MHS newspaper, was very appropriate; for all news and feature articles, edi- torials, and columns in the paper were written concerning Mortonites by Morton students. Staff members working on the edi- torial end of the paper wrote, copy- read, headlined, and proofread copy and laid out pages, while those on the business end were in charge of circulation and selling ads. Students in Mrs. Norma Kelly’s laboratory class in journalism were largely responsible for getting out the paper, with assistance coming from nonjournalism students in such fields as editorials, sports, and make- up. Like band and choir, journalism was really an organization — in this case an outgrowth of the old Press Club — with a class standing. This year the Mortonite won a first for having the best features and received six honorable mentions in the Hammond Times’ annual contest for high school newspapers in its circulation area. SPORTS EDITOR Bill Shannon watches a printer operate a press at the Home Publishing Co., printer of the Mortonite. COULD THAT be her " The Other Half " column that editor-in-chief Pat Palmer is watching Irvin Howard set on the Linotype? Page 57 Indiana Junior Historical Society Chapter Pottawatomians Trace Hoosier History Trail " This morning the children came in to me . . . with the cry, ' Indians, Mother, Indians!’ ”1 quieted the children by telling that . . . they were some of the Pot- tawatomies who came ... to see their Indian graves on the south bank of the (Grand Calumet) River.” This excerpt from the diary of Mrs. Ernst Hohman, part of the first family to settle in downtown Ham- mond, was written in 1859- Because the Pottawatomi tribe has an older history than any other Calumet Re- gion group, Morton’s chapter of the Indiana Junior Historical Society is its namesake. This year society members took a trip to southern Indiana with other students interested in social studies, visiting such places as Corydon, the first state capital and the hometown of Mrs. Olive Byers, sponsor. In May the group held an awards breakfast in the cafeteria. SOME OF the members of Morton ' s Potta- watomi Chapter of the Indiana Junior Historical Society are shown in the top photo with Mrs. Olive Byers, their sponsor: Row 1 — Nanc y McCooe, Cynthia Marcin- kovich, Marianne Zlotnik, Mary Rivich, Judy Klen, Judy Mathes, Connie Parsons, Pat Mecyssne, and Gloria Kalena. Row 2 — Rita Kovach, Betsy Miller, Diana Martinich, Janet Schimming, Marsha Muha, Joyce May, JoAnn Minelli, Pat Kukta, and Barbara Marsh. Row 3 — Pat Sebahar, Joyce Kelderhouse, Allan Quigley, Judy LaBelle, Betty Krupa, Nancy Lukens, Dorothy Krizan, Carol Kan- tor, Mary Kempley, and Maryanne Primich. Row 4 — Don Svenningsen, Don Ritchey, Jack Ward, Jack Mandernack, Don Mentzer, Wayne Smith, Paul Sybert, Tony Koufos, and Peter LaSalle. Other Morton historical society members are shown in the second photo: Row 1 — Sandra Capalby, Joy Holm, Judy Fleming, Kathy Frigyes, and Janis Frankovich. Row 2 — Janet Hill, Ruth Gasvoda, Carol Gazdik, Bernie Churilla, Joan Brown, and JoAnn Evans. Row 3 — Jerry Bell; Bob Iorio; Bob Jep- peson; John Breger; Judy Dowling; Dave Herring; Ann Bolen; JoAnn Cvitkovich; Shirley Golec; Alice Evert; Irene Breger; Bill Magan, president; Dave Gasvoda, vice- president; Judy Luchene, secretary, and Dan George, treasurer. Row 4 — Dick Hmielewski, sergeant-at-arms; Walter Dittrich; Richard Yanek, sergeant-at-arms; Ed Chick; Benny Bethel, and George Conger. URyi 1 2 » fr jP Page 58 Girls ' ClubJRC Chapter Morton ites Better Themselves, Others TO HELP needy families in foreign countries these busy members of the Morton Chapter of the Junior Red Cross are packing Christmas gift boxes. THIS YEAR’S Girls’ Club members, shown with Miss Jacqueline Martine, their sponsor, included the following: Row 1 — Estella Moore, Barbara Mang, June Cernevski, Wendy Gasper, Christine Swalick, and Joan Thomas. Row 2 — Delores Rosenberger, Kathie Barragree, Claudia Sipe, Ann Pecelin, Maureen O’Boyle, and Jackie Cozad. Row 3 — Eleanore Balka; Sharon Woolsey; Pat Shay; Peggy Miklusak; Gloria Marek; Barbara Chalmers; Pat Halsen; Donna Drangmeister; Betty Thieling; Lorraine Wisniewski, president; Pat Weis, vice-president; Martha Williams, secretary, and Joan Ray, treasurer. Row 4 — Mildred Tubich, Judy Cotterell, Jerry Smalley, Pam Martin, Adrienne Zallen, Kathryn Snyder, Pat White, Margaret Walter, and Kathy Barno. The Morton Girls’ Club is a relatively new organiza- tion, having been organized for only two years. Its pur- pose is to acquaint members with rules of gracious living. Panel discussions on questions of etiquette en- livened this year ' s meetings of the club, sponsored by Miss Jacqueline Martine; and film strips on various aspects of social life proved to be practical as well as entertaining. Members had fun putting on skits showing the " do’s” and " don’ts” of daily living. Morton’s Junior Red Cross chapter, under the sponsorship 6f Miss Anna Evanoff, set off its enroll- ment drive by sponsoring the mov ie " My Friend Flicka.” Members sent their annual gift boxes overseas before Thanksgiving, donated to the Hammond Christ- mas Cheer Fund, presented a style show, and purchased supplies for Beatty Memorial Hospital in Westville and the North Township Men’s Shelter. In February and March the group made tray favors for Parramore Hospital in Crown Point and contributed to the local and national Red Cross funds. Judy Howard, Jean Cvitkovich, and Edwina Grcevic were president, secretary, and treasurer, respectively, of the JRC City Council. MEMBERS OF the Morton Junior Red Cross chapter, shown with Miss Anna Evanoff, chapter sponsor, included these students: Row 1 — Leroy Schmoekel, Edward Krupa, Cliff Bickle, Pat Parker, Kathy Stojkovich, Edwina Grcevic, and Jack Cunningham. Row 2 — Marilyn Gruska, Joan Sockett, June Spear, Sandra Kessler, Marcia Franke, and Sharon Neely. Row 3 — Judy Klen, president; Judy Howard, vice- president; Carol Jeppeson, secretary-treasurer; Barbara Goodson; Margaret Baut; Darlene Miller; Marianne Zlotnik, and Mary Rivich. Row 4 — Joyce Guerin, Janet Schimming, Sue Martin, Jean Cvit- kovich, and Judy Watson. Page 59 POSSIBLE FUTURE scientists, these students, shown with Mrs. Esther Hand, their dub sponsor, belonged to Morton’s Phy-Chem Club: Row 1 — Betty Feldt, Sue Berkheiser, Janice Searls, Gloria Marek, and Lea Evans. Row 2 — Richard Shawver, George Hand, Carol Barr, and Juanita Paquin. Row 3 — Dale Spidel, president; Don Stryzinski, vice-president; Gale Bradford, secretary; Don Voros, treasurer; Janet Slivka; Linda Smith; Virginia Chizmar; Betty Czech, and Lorna Clark. Row 4 — Bill Mixon; Ted Tarr, sergeant-at-arms; Dave Cook; Richard Jarnagin; Terry Manter; Steve Suto; Eugene Peto; Jerome Babitz; Bill Beaver; Tom Hoffman; Leslie MacDonald; Connie Hatfield, and Jerry Arcella. Row 5 — Richard Fleming, Dave Weedon, Sherman Chancellor, Wally Phares, Bob Stuhlmacher, Jim Bradley, Don Roberts, Bob Alexander, and Eugene Pringle. Row 6 — Terry Hayden, John Zgunda, and Dave Vahorvich. One of the most interesting clubs at Morton, the Phy-Chem Club this year had a membership of 50. Mrs. Esther Hand, sponsor, worked with the officers to plan programs for the purpose of furthering students’ in- terest in physics and chemistry. Guest speakers from scientific fields and club members spoke on topics of current interest at the group’s meetings. For the first time the club awarded pins to members who had earned a sufficient number of points. This summer it sent one of its members to the High School Science Institute at Indiana University, Bloomington. To give members a better understanding of biology was the purpose of the Morton Biology Club, sponsored by Julian Rasmussen. To accomplish that end members took field trips to the Chicago Museum of Natural History and the Indiana Dunes State Park. In addition, speakers on biology addressed members at club meetings: Dr. Kenneth Wilson of Purdue University’s Hammond center spoke on college biology courses, and several members spoke on such subjects as skin diving and deep-sea fishing. Biology Clubbers sponsored a calypso dance this spring and held two roller-skating parties. Phy-Chem , Biology Clubs Science Clubbers Are " Up V Atom " " BOA CONSTRICTORS really aren ' t slimy, " say the four Biology Club officers — who are in a position to know! They and their fellow Biology Clubbers are shown in this photo with Julian Rasmussen, club spon- sor: Row 1 — Judy Thomas, Carol Van Senus, Sarah Skelton, Lois Walder, and Teddy Allen. Row 2— -Gilbert Walter, vice- president; John Fekete, president; Sherrie Lazar, secretary; Gary Gill, treasurer; Bill Ward; Pat Weiss, and Gretchen Krughoff. Row 3 — Tom Pumnea, Bill Peterson, Jim Hopp, Dolores Walker, Linda Sain, Charlotte Bittner, Carole Eichelberger, Sharon Adams, Diane DeLarbre, Marlene McMillan, and Jane Hayden. Row 4 — Bill Schmid, Dennis Diehl, Roy Ogborn, Joe Wysong, Kenneth Simmers, Dan Weiss, Dave Duma, Dave Cook, Tony Pagliarulo, Margie Schaeffer, Bonnie Nelson, Roberta Smith, and Linda Liming. Row 5 — Bill Highland, (space), John Rolfe, Andrew Marek, Larry Czerniak, Floyd MacDonald, Jerry Leedy, David Milne, Charles Pitzele, Richard Austin, Diana Barragree, Lorraine Brosman, Judy Marley, Patty Parker, Sharon Neely, and Sue Martin. This year Biology Clubbers took two field trips — one to the Chicago Museum of Natural History and the other to the In- diana Dunes State Park — and held two roller-skating parties. Page 60 Y -Teens, Hi-Y Chapters Mortonites Practice the Ways of the " Y ' s " THESE Y-TEEN members, shown with Mrs. Lena Bonebrake, sponsor of the MHS Y-Teen chapter, worked in close association with the Hammond branch of the YWCA during the year: Row 1 — Barbara Williams, Connie Coomes, Nancy Dittrich, Roberta Fox, and Judy Thomas. Row 2 — Marilyn Detvay, Donna Smith, Gale Shearer, Shirley Hess, Barbara Barr, Peggy Mauger, Nancy Parkovich, Shirley Yarusinsky, Kathy Brady, Carole Moats, Marilyn Balog, Marlene McMillan, Ramona Adams, president, and Dorothy Waddle, vice- president. Row 3 — Pat Smith, Annetta Parrish, Regina Spencer, Sandra Kruto, Shirley Byrd, Sally Aageberg, Roberta Smith, Tona Royer, Sandra Pelhank, Karen Duncker, Jane Hayden, Marilyn Zawadzki, Carol Fox, Barbara Bernard, Virginia Holloway, Pat Van Gorp, and Tanna Scofield. Row 4 — Leslie MacDonald, Carole Wil- liams, Carol Helding, Carol Hanson, Alice Forsberg, Sharon Enoksen, (space), Pat Daugherty, Peggy Bevan, Ruth Walkgr, Lois Wells, Judy Keiller, Donna McGinnis, Sharon Stefano, Sharon Adams, Teddy Allen, Ada Neal, Karen Rosek, and Bonnie Baker. The Y-Teen chapter had a total membership of 65 after the candlelight initiation ceremony held early in 1957. HI-Y CO-SPONSOR Jack Georgas, Bob Hutchinson, Mike Kors, and Bob Henry prepare to deliver the annual Thanksgiving gift of food donated by Morton students to a needy Hammond family. Sponsored by Mrs. Lena Bonebrake, the Morton Chapter of the Y-Teens was affiliated with other area chapters through the Teen Dept, of the Hammond YWCA branch. In October several Morton Y-Teens attended the candlelight initiation ceremony of the East Chicago Roosevelt Y-Teens. The Morton chapter was responsible for decorations at the World Fellowship Tea at the Hammond YWCA Nov. 11, and members made 90 Christmas corsages for ladies at the St. Ann Home in Hammond. MHS Y-Teens sold potato chips to raise money for their philanthropic work. Preparing and adopting a new constitution kept the MHS Hi-Y chapter very active this year. The group also sold pencils with MHS basketball schedules on them and gave food to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Several members attended the state Hi-Y con- vention in Muncie Nov. 16-17. The Morton group, sponsored by Jack Georgas and Ralph Kelly, planned to have one delegate at the summer session of the Eighth National YMCA Congress and two delegates at the Hi-Y summer camp. MEMBERS OF the popular, well-organized Morton Chapter of the Hi-Y are shown here with Jack Georgas, one of the chapter ' s sponsors: Row 1 — Floyd McDonald, Tom Pumnea, Frank Suto, Richard Nischan, and Dennis Kramer. Row 2 — Jim Williams, Ed Sterling, Fred Jazyk, Jim Dedelow, Richard Yanek, George Bradburn, John Kirkland, Terry Kelleher, Bob Ritz, and Jim Collins. Row 3 — Richard Austin; Gary Lambert; Bob Lipsig; Phil Kozubal; Bob Russell; Jerry Oiler; Joe Marshall; Tony Anderson; James Soltan; George Hand; Dave Weedon; Dav e Herring; Dan Weiss; Eugene Peto, secretary; Mike Kors, president, and George Baldea, treasurer. Row 4 — Wally Phares; Ken MacDonald; Tim Volkman; Ron Ander- son; Dennis Orr, chaplain, and Ralph Yanek, sergeant-at-arms. FT A Chapter , FNA There ' s a Future in These Clubs! The constitution of the A. W. Clark Chapter of the Future Nurses of America limits membership in the chapter to 40 MHS students who rank high scholastically. Organized in 1952, the chapter this year gave scholarships to all graduating seniors who plan to teach, raising money for the project by dances and bake sales. The group, which was sponsored by Mrs. Margaret Walker and Miss Louise Williams, also saved Betty Crocker coupons to obtain silverware for Morton teas and receptions. The Future Nurses of America, organized at Mor- ton for the last three years, does not belong to any state or national organization, although it does receive literature and guidance from a committee on nursing careers. Members chose two of their group to receive $25 nursing scholarships. Sponsored by Miss Laura Gibson, members also visited the Presbyterian-St. Luke Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, sponsored a dance, held two " get-acquainted” teas for new members, and heard speakers from the city mental health clinic and county cancer society. " I PUT my left hand in . . .” Sue Losh, FTA student teacher, leads Miss Jane Morgan’s Morton kindergarteners in the looby-loo. MANY OF Morton’s FNA chapter members, shown with Miss Laura Gibson, FNA chapter sponsor, dream of the day when they will be wearing a uniform like that of student nurse Elaine Ceglian, a 19.56 MHS graduate: Row 1 — Eleanor Baldin, Kathy Barno, Loretta Olson, Karen Lutes, and Joyce Dukeman. Row 2 — Simone Smith, Sandy Adelsperger, Mary Ann Kozubal, Janice Searls, Janet Jeppeson, Alex Gardner, Pat Sebahar, Lorna Clark, Betty Czech, Phyllis Nelson, and Sharron Christensen. Row 3 — Pauline Robinson, Nancy Phillips, Joyce Nemeth, Mary Modjeski, Nancy Lukens, and Rita Shebesh. Row 4 — Judy Warren; Judy Stryzinski; Lorraine Baut; Rochelle Stowers; Ella Meade; Sue Jones; Bonnie Thomas; Marlene Tall; Donna Stuhlmacher; Margaret Vickerman; Sue Losh, president; Lynne Fitz- water, vice-president; Pat Fitzgerald, corresponding secretary, and Barbara McCarty, secretary. Row 5 — Gloria Nemcek, Diana Martinich, Joyce Neal, Pat Bloom, Carol Nemcek, and Nancy McCooe. THESE POTENTIAL teachers, all Morton FTA chapter members, are shown with Mrs. Margaret Walker and Miss Louise Williams, sponsors of the FTA chapter: Row 1 — Nancy Feldt, Judy Cavanaugh, Carl Melton, Jack Cunningham, and Tom Osmon. Row 2 — Carolyn Johnson; Carolyn Crowe; Margaret Beckett; Alice Hopman; Jim Somerville; Ron Daun; Ken Bergner; Carol Krupa, president; Deborah Smith, vice-presiden t; Janet Jeppeson, secretary, and Pat Fitzgerald, treasurer. Row 3 — JoAnn Evans, Lynne Fitzwater, Betty Feldt, (space), Pat Smith, Carol Krizman, Maureen O ' Boyle, Kathy Kwasny, Pat Garson, Barbara McCarty, Sue Losh, Mary Ann Cook, Martha Williams, and Barbara Williams. Row 4 — Wendy Gasper, Donna Fitzwater, Carol Helding, Pat Miles, Sharon Brant, and Shirley Yarusinsky. Page 62 Games Club New This Year: Chess Champions Its first year proved very success- ful for the Games Club. Sponsored by Frank Concialdi, the organization was originally supposed to offer many different games; but chess, because of its stimulating effect, became so popular that the club became known as much by the name " Chess Club” as by " Games Club.” Chess matches were organized, with games being played on a round- robin basis. A final tournament was held at the end of the year. " CHECKMATE! ' ’ MEMBERS of the MHS Games Gub practiced playing the com- plicated game of chess. Members are shown with Frank Concialdi, Games Club sponsor: Row 1 — Terry Plesnek, president; Fred Holly, vice-president; John Skertich, secre- tary-treasurer; (space); Jim Wilinski; Ray Johnson; Ronald Bond; Ned Berbeco, and Bill Buvala. Row 2 — Jerry Steele, Roger Sheline, Jerry Johnson, Ed Jenkins, Gary Gardner, Edward Guzis, Lynn Hayden, Paul Patterson, Lee Hickman, Karlos Patterson, Fred Davidson, David Wollin, John Mihalic, and Tim Sockett. Row 3 — Ron Adelsperger, Richard Fleming, Ray Chandos, Edward Krupa, Leroy Schmoekel, Joe Krol, Lonnie Cotner, Cliff Bickle, Jerry Jones, Jim Carr, and Jerry Hicks. v One of the most interesting clubs at Morton during the 1956-57 school year was the Spanish Club, under the sponsorship of Miss Della Narcisi, Morton’s new Spanish teacher. Club activities centered around a study of Spain and Spanish customs. The club held but one dance dur- ing the year, but proceeds from the affair helped considerably to fill the organization’s treasury. Members at- tempted to learn some Spanish songs and dances as part of their study of Spanish life. Also, they planned to hold a farewell party for the seniors among them. " BUENOS DIAS,” say these members of the Morton Spanish Club, shown with Miss Della Narcisi, their sponsor: Row 1 — Pam Martin; Carlos Vargas, president; Den- nis Orr, vice-president; Salli Von Almen, secretary, and Cecelia Gark, treasurer. Row 2— Adrienne Zallen, Hazel Deissler, June Cernevski, Kathy Brady, and Peggy Bevan. Row 3 — Frank Falusi, (space), Bob Ritz, Terry Kelleher, Bob MacDonald, Jeff Zar- emba, and Ron Szyndrowski. Row 4 — Jim Mahon, Phil Jackson, Charles Barnet, Bill Henderson, Ron Anderson, Tanna Scofield, Judy McCoy, Janice Hanzi, Judy Hutsler, and Connie Iliff. Spanish Club A Bit o ' Spain in Hammond Page 63 CHARACTER, LEADERSHIP, scholarship, and service — these students have those qualities and therefore were in National Honor Society. They are shown with Miss Mabel Hunter, Morton NHS chapter spon- sor: Row 1 — (seated) Cleona Fields, Sue Losh, Lea Evans, Mary Rivich, Margaret Beckett, Karen Daniel, Carol Krupa, Bill Beaver, and Sharon Brant. Row 2 — (stand- ing) Cecelia Clark; Lynne Fitzwater; Pauline Holifield; Don Stryzinski; (seated) Janet Jeppeson; Virginia Chizmar; Carolyn Crowe; Carl Melton; Betty Feldt; Eugene Pringle; Ted Tarr, president; Jerry Arcella, vice- president; Sara Bradley, secretary, and Alice Hopman, treasurer. Row 3— Glenn Schram, Judy Hellinga, Judy Cavanaugh, (space), Ron Daun, JoAnn Evans, and Carolyn Johnson. Row 4 — Bob Smalley, David Cook, (space), Alexandra Gardner, Deborah Smith, Pat Miles, Gloria Nemcek, Beverly Boesch, and Pat Fitzgerald, alumni chairman. The MHS chapter held two induction ceremonies this year. NHS Chapter Students in " High " Society To be a member of the Morton Chapter of the National Honor Society is a great honor granted only to outstanding students — students who excel in character, leadership, scholarship, and service. Ceremonies held in the auditorium two times this year to induct new members were of the highest caliber and dignity. Senior NHS members acted as guides on Business-Industry-Educa- tion Day, while junior members served as ushers at Baccalaureate services and Commencement exer- cises. Sponsored by Miss Mabel Hunter, members saw " The Great Sebastians " with Theater Guilders in Chicago in the fall and attended a delightful banquet at Concordia Lutheran Church after this spring’s induction ceremony. Travel Club " Globe-Trotters " Tell of Trips Stimulating and maintaining an interest in travel — objectives of the Morton Travel Club, sponsored by George Nelson — were achieved by including slides, movies, pictures, and talks on travel in club meetings. This year Carole Moats talked on her trip around Lake Michigan; San- dra Shearer, on her trip to Manitoba; Jerry Oiler, on trips to Denver, Colo., Cypress Gardens, Fla., and Mammoth Cave, Ky.; Jim Soltau and Arthur Steinman, on their trips to Minnesota; Jerry Francis, on his trip to Iowa, and Bob Alexander, on his trip to Washington, D. C. TRAVEL CLUBBERS, shown with sponsor George Nelson, joined the club to see the world — mainly through pictures and movies: Row 1 — Juanita Emerson, Simone Smith, Sandy Adelsperger, Darlene Smith, and Carole Moats. Row 2 — Carol Evert; Diane Pete; Ken Salyer; Melvin Lammertin; Jerry Waugaman; Robert Linback; Arthur Stein- man; Phil Kozubal, president; Tony Razzini, vice-president; Laura Brown, secretary, and Nancy Massengille, treasurer. Page 64 GAA Chapter, M-Club Girl, Boy Athletes Belong to These Groups SOME OF the girls in the Morton Chapter of the Girls ' Athletic Association are shown in the photo at left with Miss Evelyn Schurr, their sponsor: Row 1 — Kathy Barno, Pat Dunn, and Vicky Jenkins. Row 2 — Jean Cvitkovich, Mary Ann Cook, Connie Coomes, Andrea Banas, Zoe Bachmann, Janet Goult, Marilyn Balog, Marilyn Gruska, Judy Fredel, Barbara Bernard, and Kay Goodson. Row 3 — Bonnie Gaither; Marge Burton; Bonnie Jackowski; Barbara Horvath; Maura Duffy; Edwina Grcevic; Carol Helding; Carol Hanson; Alice Forsberg; Connie Doughman; Pat Drapach; Beverly Boesch, president; Bonnie Sharkey, vice-president; Barbara McLean, secretary, and Greta Simpson, treasurer. Row 4 — Pat Bloom, Nancy Dittrich, Roberta Fox, Lorraine Fowle, Bonnie Baker, Leilani Honn, and Marilyn Johnson. Other GAA members are shown in the second photo: Row 1 — • For membership in M-Club boys needed a letter in a major sport. Sponsored by Maurey Zlotnik and Bob Fraser, the club held a dance in the Civic Center follow- ing an MHS basketball game, hung pictures of the most valuable players in each sport on the wall of the second-floor corridor, and sponsored the faculty-upper- class homeroom champion basketball game, details on which are on page 80. Details on the Girls’ Athletic Association chapter, sponsored by Miss Evelyn Schurr, are on page 79- THE M-CLUB was made up of boys having at least one letter in a major MHS sport. Members are shown here with co-sponsor Bob Fraser: Row 1 — Don Ritchey, Bruce White, Dick Hmielewski, Jack Mandernack, Ken Ventrella, Clem Wiechecki, Barry Quigg, and Ron Balta. Row 2 — Dennis Listenberger, Leroy Robinson, Richard Hopek, Dan George, and Art Fisher. Row 3 — Tony DeRosa; Ben Bethel; John Fekete; Jim Harrison; (space); Bill Magan, president; Wayne Gaither, vice-president; Tom White, treasurer, and Don Wil- son, secretary. Row 4 — John Rosek, Walter Dittrich, Dave Vahorvich, John Zgunda, George Conger, and Dave Gasvoda. Row 5 — Dale Branson, Karl Lohse, Don Stryzinski, (space), Jim Louis, Don Svenningsen, Ed Chick, and Ed Kliza. Gloria Mierzwa, Sharron Morey, JoAnn Poole, Elaine Osolinski, Pat Palmer, Kathy Stojkovich, June Spear, and Joan Sockett. Row 2 — Sharon Woolsey, Margaret Lueck, Pat Miskosky, Carol Williams, Darlene Miller, Kathryn Mirzalli, Elberta Kotulski, Betty Takacs, Madelyn Lee, Peggy Mauger, Betty Peto, Sandra Kessler, Ruth Kessler, Judy Lutes, and Joan Thomas. Row 3 — Nancy Wiggins, Marlene Rosek, Sue Sharkey, Patty Wall, Georjean Pumnea, Barbara Seydel, Linda Klein, Sandy Miksich, Judy Lambert, Lois Wells, and Alice Petyo. Row 4 • — Gerry Lomich, Judy Watson, Kathy Sheaks, Donna Szafarzyk, Pat Van Gorp, Nancy Stephenson, Martha Scholler, Ann Pecelin, Ann Parson, Marie Pecelin, Carol Pap, and Tona Royer. Beverly Boesch, Pat Palmer, Barbara McLean, Greta Simpson, Bonnie Sharkey, and JoAnn Poole were state award winners, and Greta Simpson received the senior honor award. Page 65 Anyone who wishes may participate in a sport at Morton . . . Page 66 Varsity Football Gridders Humble Benton Harbor, MORTON’S VARSITY football team is shown with its managers, coaches, and principal: Row 1 — Don Wilson, co-captain; Wayne Gaither; Ron Balta; Dan George; Jim Harrison; Jack Mandernack; Ken Ventrella; Walter Dittrich; Leroy Robinson; Ron Szyn- drowski, and Jack Cunning- ham and Dennis Orr, man- agers. Row 2-Nick Luketic, assista nt coach; Jack Ward; Rich Hopek; Jim Louis; Don Svenningsen; Dale Branson; John Zgunda; Ray White; Tom White, co-captain; Bill Shannon, manager, and Maurey Zlotnik, coach. Row 3 — A. W. Clark, principal; Ben Bethel; Karl Lohse; Dennis Listenberger; Don Ritchey; Bill Magan; George Con- ger; Dave Vahorvich; Don Stryzinski; John Fekete; Ed Chick, and Robert Gollner, assistant coach. Nineteen fifty-six was a good year for the superstitious but a poor one for the football fans at Morton. The Governor gridiron crew suffered its worst season in 4 years, losing 9 games while winning only 1. For the believers in superstition the season boded evil from its very outset as the Governors dropped their opening contest to the Pioneers of Clark, 13 to 12. Their case gained strength after Morton’s second game, a 19-to-13 loss to Tech. The number 13 made its third appearance in as many weeks at Thornton Fractional as the Meteors won a 13-to-0 de- cision. The Governors’ lone win, and about the only high point of the season, was at Benton Harbor, Mich., where the Governors partly avenged 2 previous defeats at the hands of Benton Harbor by downing the Tiger eleven, 19 to 7. Morton’s city grid crown returned to the team from which it had been won, the Hammond High Wildcats; the Wildcats dealt the Governors a 30-to-6 defeat. The low point of the year occurred in the next-to-the-last contest, at Brickie Bowl, Hobart. The highly- rated Brickies belted the Governors to the tune of 47 to 0 for one of the worst defeats in MHS history. Junior Ben Bethel sparked the Morton offensive punch by scoring 62 of the team’s 76 points. Bethel tallied 10 of Morton’s 12 touch- downs. Bill Magan and Jack Ward waited until the final moment of the season to break into the scoring column. With but 17 seconds re- maining in the final game at Whit- ing, Ward sprinted 85 yards with a kick-off, and Magan plunged over for the extra point, his only point of the year. Morton was virtually buried point- wise by its opponents. The Gov- ernors tallied 76 points during the 10-game season while allowing their opponents 223 points for a differ- ence of over 2 touchdowns a game. The Governor eleven was shut out 3 times, Thornton Fractional, Mish- awaka, and Hobart each turning the trick. The Governors played their best games against Benton Harbor and the Rough Riders of East Chicago Roosevelt. Morton held the tough Rider crew to 2 touchdowns in its finest defensive display. The Gover- nors, however, faced what was easily classed as the state’s toughest sched- ule; they played 4 of the state’s top 10 as well as 1955’s champ. VARSITY FOOTBALL GAMES Morion ' s Score 12 Opponent Hammond Clark Opponent ' s Score 13 13 ....19 0 Thornton Fractional 13 19 Benton Harbor. Mich. .. 13 7 Hammond Bishop Noll 19 6 E. C. Roosevelt 13 0 32 6 30 0 Hobart 47 13 Whiting 24 76 223 VARSITY FOOTBALL INDIVIDUAL SCORING Player TD ' s PAT ' s Points Ben Bethel 10 2 62 Ken Ventrella 1 0 6 Jack Ward 1 0 6 Bill Magan 0 1 1 Don Wilson 0 1 1 12 4 76 Page 67 Gain Experience, Look to 1957 SOPHOMORE RAY White eyes blocker Sam Greene in the Benton Har- bor game. The Governor eluded Greene to make the stop as the Morton crew won its only game of the year. ‘u- BACKS PRACTICING passing in the top picture are Ken Ventrella, Ben Bethel, and Jack Mandernack. Ends leaping for a pass in the second photo are Don Ritchey, John Zgunda, and George Conger. The Governors’ answer to the 4 horsemen of Notre Dame are shown in the third pi cture: Ron Balta, Jack Ward, Bill Magan, and Dan George. Governor linemen pictured in the bottom photo are Dale Branson, Ron Szyndrowski, Tom White, Walter Dittrich, Don Stryzinski, and Dave Vahorvich. All of them are shown during a football practice session on the athletic field. MORTON PRINCIPAL A. W- Clark introduces the parents of Morton footballers at the Parents’ Night game. QUARTERBACK BEN Bethel, aided by a fine block, sweeps past a would- be tackier in the Ham- mond Clark game. Page 69 Reserve, Frosh Football Jayvees Cop 4 of 5; Yearlings Split 8 Coach Jack Georgas’ freshman football crew tied for the Hammond city freshman football championship, narrowly missing an undisputed crown. The Home- steader frosh crew of Hammond Clark defeated the Governors to tie for the title. The Governor eleven evenly divided 8 games, winning 4 and losing 4. The plebes’ victims were Whiting’s Oilers, Ham- mond Irving’s Panthers, Hammond Tech’s Tigers, and the Wildcats of Hammond High. The Morton junior varsity faired slightly better record-wise. The jayvee eleven, coached by Nick Luketic, won 4 contests but it suffered only 1 setback. Its lone defeat was administered by the Senators of East Chicago Washington. The " B” team defeated the Bulldogs of Crown Point, the Settlers of Hammond Clark, the Tigers of Hammond Tech, and the Warriors of Hammond Bishop Noll. The jayvees outscored their opponents by a rather lopsided margin, totaling 92 points while limiting their opposition to 26 markers and only 4 touchdowns. The frosh squad piled up 76 points, but its defense allowed the opposition 69 markers and 11 touchdowns. Morton ' s Score 0 13 6 16 6 21 0 14 FRESHMAN FOOTBALL GAMES Opponent ' s Opponent Score East Chicago Washington 19 Whiting 6 Hammond Noll 12 Hammond Irving 0 Hammond Clark 20 Hammond Tech 0 East Chicago Roosevelt 12 Hammond High 0 76 RESERVE FOOTBALL GAMES 69 Morton ' s Opponent’s Score Opponent Score 14 0 31 0 7 East Chicago Washington 13 20 7 20 Hammond Noll 6 92 26 WAYNE LEE and Phil Kozubal demonstrate a blocking technique under the watchful eye of Jack Georgas, freshman football coach. Watching are the following: Row 1 — Frank Suto, Dennis Kramer, Ed Sterling, Don Butler, Bob Lipsig, and Jim Borsitz. Row 2 — Dick Turner, Jim Boland, Rich Florence, Don Arthur, Ken Salyer, Frank Komar, Bill Henderson, manager Jack Cunningham, and Jerry Oiler. Row 3 — George Crum, Jim Gaydos, Bill Johnson, Joe Marshall, Bob Russell, and Paul Ammerman. The freshman crew finished in a tie for the city frosh championship with Hammond High. THE 1956 Governor junior varsity football team, its manager, and its coach are shown in this photo: Row 1 — Tony Razzini, Tony Koufos, Dan Weiss, Charles Paree, Fred Holly, Warren Huber, and Rich Canaday. Row 2 — Dennis Orr, manager; Eugene Peto; Martell Royer; Joe Auksel; Paul Berta; Rod Challman; Rudy Smith, and (without uniforms) Tim Volkman and Hershal Kohut. Row 3 — Coach Nick Luketic, Ron Anderson, George Baldea, Walter Phares, Jerry Francis, Bill Luchene, Clem Wiechecki, and Jim Andrews. The jayvees finished the season with an impressive 4-won and 1-lost record, defeating Hammond Clark, Tech, and Bishop Noll and Crown Point. Page 70 Varsity Basketball Cagers Defeat Whiting, Portage, MORTON PRINCIPAL A. W. Clark ad- dresses the Governor basketball squad. Listening to Mr. Clark are the following: Row 1 — Randy Tomsic, Don Jeneske, Bruce White, Richard Hopek, and Ed Chick. Row 2 — Jack Cunningham, manager; Ben Bethel; Dick Hmielewski; John Rosek; Karl Lohse; George Conger; Bill Magan; Ron Wiggins, and Coach Bob Fraser. The Morton cagers experienced a humpty-dumpty season, rang- ing from routs of the opponents to lop-sided defeats. A disastrous 8-game losing streak at mid-season sent the Governor basketball crew down to its worst season record in history. The Morton aggregation collected only 5 victories while suffering 14 defeats. A revenge-minded band of Pioneers from Ham- mond Clark inflicted the final loss, coming from be- hind to deal the Governors a 59-to-44 loss in the open- ing round of the East Chicago Sectional. A week prior to their sectional collision the Governors had rolled up their largest margin of the season against the same Pioneer crew, 81-53. During the humpty-dumpty season the Governors suffered some of the worst defeats in school history. Crown Point, avenging many years of torment and ending the Governors’ jinx against them, trounced the Morton crew, 81 to 50. The Blazers of Gary Edison, in the 2 teams’ second meeting of the season, dealt the Governors a crushing 86-to-39 walloping in the Steel City. Blond senior center Bill Magan was one of the few bright spots in the otherwise dismal season. Magan was the team’s top scorer, as he scored 323 points in 19 games for an average at 17.0 points a game. Magan’s biggest outburst came in the Clark game when he tallied 31 points. He was rewarded for his efforts by bei ng selected as the team’s most valuable player for the year. Morton was extended into the first overtime con- test in its history during the team’s holiday visit to Indianapolis. The host Shortridge crew came from behind to tie the score at 56-all in regulation time and managed to squeeze out a 58-to-57 verdict. The Governors promptly found themselves involved in another extra-session tilt when they returned to the Calumet. In the Gary Edison Tourney, the Pirates of Merrillville handed the Governors a heart-breaking 65- 63 loss. Later in the season the same Buccaneer five edged Morton, 66 to 65. Jim Lowe of Merrillville was the villain on both occasions, as he sank the winning bucket in both contests. The Morton offense totaled 1038 points during the season, for a point-per-game average of slightly more than 54.6 points. The Governor defense left something to be desired, however, as it permitted the opposing teams a total of 1199 points, an average of 63.1 points per game. Six times during the year the opposition reached or topped the 70-point figure, while the Governor quint reached that figure only once, against Hammond Clark. The latter portion of the season found sophomores and juniors playing much of the time. From this, then, comes promises of better things to come, and, as Coach Bob Fraser will attest, the only way MHS can go from here is upwards. VARSITY BASKETBALL GAMES Morton ' s Opponent ' s Score Opponent Score 58 70 51 . Whiting 46 38 Hammond High 73 51 . Chesterton 65 59 Hammond Noll 73 62 Portage 53 57 Indpls. Shortridge 58 64 78 50 Crown Point 81 32 Gary Edison 41 63 Merrillville 65 55 Hammond Noll 62 39 . Gary Edison 86 65 Merrillville 66 57 . Griffith 49 55 Hebron 53 81 Hammond Clark 53 57 E. C. Roosevelt 68 44 . Hammond Clark 59 1038 •Overtime 1199 Page 71 Griffith, Hebron, Hammond Clark BILL MAGAN shoots over Jerry Barchett of Benton Harbor in the Governors’ open- ing court tilt. Ed Chick (14) of Morton and lanky Chester Walker (25) of the Tigers move in for the rebound. The Governors’ George Conger is behind Walker at right. MORTON’S GEORGE Conger and Jim Harmon and Art Mehuron of Clark leap for a rebound. MORTON’S BIG center, Bill Magan, dribbles down the court in the East Chicago Washington gym as the Governors play Hammond Clark in the second game of the East Chicago Sectional. Page 12 TECH ' S KEN Yager hauls down a rebound for the Tigers despite the efforts of Mortonman John Rosek. The Governors’ Ed Chick (14) screens out Tech center Tony Urbanczyk as Lew Day (11) of Tech views the action, which took place at the Civic Center. MORTON’S BILL Magan gains the tip in a center jump opening the Chesterton game at the Hammond Civic Center. MAGAN TOSSES in a lay-up shot over Hammond High center Jim Lamott. His efforts were to no avail, however, for the Hammond High crew belted the Governors. Page 73 Reserve , Frosh Basketball " B " Players Win 3; Plebes in 10 Triumphs THE RESERVE basketball crew, manager, and coach: Row 1 — Dennis Churilla, Wayne Lee, Ron Anderson, Ray White, and Jim Williams. Row 2 — Bill Shannon, manager; Paul Berta; Clem Wiec- hecki; Barry Quigg; Duane George; Rod Challman; Bill Fredel, and Jack Georgas. Coach Jack Georgas’ junior varsity basketball ag- gregation downed the Tigers of Hamond Tech twice and belted Griffith, 37 to 20, for its only triumphs of the 1956-57 season. The " B” crew suffered a total of 11 defeats. The frosh basketball quint claimed 3 of its last 4 starts of the year for an excellent 10-won and 8-lost mark. The Governor plebes strung out their longest streak of the season, 5 games, near mid-season. The junior varsity was eliminated in the second round of the city jayvee tourney by Hammond High, after a round-1 triumph over Hammond Tech. RESERVE FRESHMAN BASKETBALL GAMES BASKETBALL GAMES Morion ' s Opponent ' s Morton ' s Opponent ' s Score Opponent Score Score Opponent Score 22 Hammond High .... 35 27 Hammond High ... 47 22 Whiting 40 26 Hammond Noll 46 33 Hammond Noll 52 30 Hammond Irving . 37 25 Portage 40 43 E. C. Roosevelt ... 2 6 28 Hammond Tech .... 20 23 17 33 Hammond High .... 35 35 Hammond Tech ... 28 28 Hammond Tech .... 23 41 Hammond Tech ... 29 23 Crown Point ... 26 33 Hammond Clark ... 17 25 Gary Edison 39 33 Hammond Clark ... 39 40 Merrillville 42 27 Crown Point 23 37 Griffith 20 28 Hammond High ... 34 32 Hebron 39 38 Hammond Tech ... 22 32 Hobart 33 19 Hammond High ... 30 29 E. C. Roosevelt .... 35 25 Gary Mann 33 42 Hammond Irving . 22 409 479 36 Hammond Noll ... 35 16 .... E. C. Roosevelt .. . 27 44 .... 33 566 545 THE FRESHMAN basketball crew and its manager and coach pose for the photographer: Row 1 — Don Butler, Rich Florence, Jim Gaydos, Joe Marshall, Paul Ammerman, and Frank Suto. Row 2 — Dennis Orr, manager; Jim Skertich; Karlos Patterson; Leroy Smolen; Bob Russell; George Crum; Ed Sterling; Paul Patterson, and Howard Stout. During the course of the season the freshman crew tallied 566 points and allowed their opponents 545 markers. Page 74 BASEBALL COACH Jack Georgas displays his slugging prowess to an amused baseball crew and its managers. Intently watching are: Row 1 — manager Dan Weiss, Ken Ventrella, Don Jeneske, Bill Fredel, Bob Iorio, Ru- dy Smith, and Dennis Orr, manager. Row 2 — Ed Chick, Paul Berta, Clem Wiechecki, Barry Quigg, Don MacCartney, and Jerry Bell. Row 3 — John Fekete, Ron Daun, Don Majewski, Jerry Oiler, Jim Bobowski, and Bill Shannon, man- ager. Baseball First Morton Diamondmen Finish The first Morton Governor baseball team suffered a weird final game loss but finished the season with a creditable 6-7 mark. The diamond crew racked up 5 straight wins after losing its first 2 games, but a late- season tailspin dipped its record below the .500 mark. In their fina l game against the Oilers of Whiting the Governors, trailing 6 to 3, rallied to tie the host Whiting crew only to have the tying tallies erased by a 6 o’clock curfew. The Governors moved off to .a slow start, but they picked up steam after a 3-2 loss to Hammond Tech, win- ning 5 in a row before Hammond High snapped the streak. Thornton Fractional, Calumet Township, Gary Mann, Hobart, and Hammond Bishop Noll’s Warriors were the victims. Junior Ed Chick paced the Governor offense, belt- ing the ball at a .364 clip. Chick also led the team in runs batted in with 9. He was rewarded for his efforts by being elected honorary captain for the season. Ken Ventrella was a close second in the batting race, as he hit .345. In the pitching department, senior Jim Bobowski, who was the Governor diamond crew’s most valuable player, was the leader of the staff. He led the Morton mound corps with a fantastic earned-run average of 1.66. He topped the staff with 55 strike outs, yet was tagged with the losses in 7 of Morton ' s defeats. Soph- omore Clem Wiechecki recorded 3 triumphs in as many starts for the Governor nine. The first Morton baseball team scored a total of 57 points in its 12 games, compared to 51 for its opponents. BASEBALL GAMES Morion ' s Score 3 2 6 5 9 9 7 7 4 3 6 2 3 Opponent Hammond High Hammond Tech Thornton Fractional Calumet Township Gary Mann Hobart Hammond Noll Hammond High Crown Point Hobart Gary Wirt Hammond Clark .... Whiting Opponent ' s Score 4 3 5 2 1 7 1 8 5 5 1 3 6 66 BASEBALL TEAM STATISTICS BATSMEN WITH 25 OR MORE AT BATS 51 Player Chick G AB ... 13 33 Batting R H 10 12 RBI 2B 9 1 Fielding 3B BA PO E A 1 .364 74 4 4 Ventrella 13 29 7 10 5 2 0 .345 14 1 0 Jeneske .... 13 38 6 11 3 1 0 .289 9 0 14 Quigg 12 30 5 8 7 2 0 .267 8 2 11 Berta .... 13 39 8 10 8 1 1 .256 15 7 15 Bell .... 12 28 7 7 5 0 0 .250 8 4 0 Smith 12 26 5 6 7 1 0 .232 91 4 3 Daun 12 29 5 6 3 0 0 .207 8 1 1 BATSMEN WITH LESS THAN 25 AT BATS Player G AB R H RBI BA Player G AB R H RBI BA MacCartney 4 6 12 0 .333 Fekete 3 2 10 0 .000 Yanek 2 3 0 1 0 .333 Majewski 3 2 0 0 0 .000 Iorio ... 7 15 2 4 3 .267 Hmielewski 2 4 0 0 0 .000 Bobowski ...12 19 2 3 1 .158 Dedelow 2 10 0 0 .000 Wiechecki ... ...7 7 4 0 1 .000 ‘Includes 1 double TEAM TOTALS G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BA PO E A 13 312 66 80 49 10 2 0 .256 357 35 86 Player Bobowski Wiechecki Hmielewski Quigg PITCHERS G IP W L Pet. R ER SO BB ERA 12 53 1 3 2 7 .222 29 14 55 19 1.66 5 24 2 3 3 0 1.000 10 7 36 3 1.99 1 6 1 0 1.000 7 3 6 2 3.50 1 1 1 3 0 0 .000 5 4 0 0 2.00 U 85 1 3 6 7 .462 51 27 97 24 Ofr Page 75 IN PHOTO at left a group of Morton baseball fans warm up to a cuddly friend at a game. " To each his own " seems to fit the picture below as each fan appears to be expressing a different reaction at a game in Hessville Park. Season KEN VENTRELLA makes 1 of his 10 hits of the year in a home tilt at Hessville Park. with Admirable 6-7 Mark frlr Page 76 CLARK’S NICK Kutansky prepares to lay down a sacrifice bunt in a Morton game at Hessville Park. The catcher is Rudy Smith. THE GOVERNORS col- lect another hit as Ed Chick beats out an infield tap against the Hobart Brickies in Hessville Park. The Governors won, 9 to 7. Page 77 Varsity, Frosh-Soph Track Cindermen Represented at State Finals The Governor varsity track squad gained repre- sentation at the State Finals in Indianapolis for the second year in a row despite a rather mediocre season record in 1957. Junior half-miler Don Svenningsen was the Gover- nors’ delegate to the finale. He finished third in the Mishawaka Regional Meet to earn a trip to the Indian- apolis finals. Senior shot-putter Bill Magan missed a trip downstate by less than an inch in his specialty, as he finished fourth at Mishawaka. The Governors won 2 of their 5 duel meets, defeat- ing Hammond Clark’s Pioneers and the Rough Riders of East Chicago Roosevelt. They finished second in the Annual Hobart Relays, behind the host Brickie crew. Morton was also second in the Bishop Noll Triangular Meet, competing against the Warriors and Calumet Township, who won the meet. The cinder crew was handicapped by the loss of senior miler Don Wilson and 440-man Wayne Gaither due to football injuries. Gaither did run in a few meets, however, after recovering from surgery during the holidays. Svenningsen was selected as the most valuable player for the year by his teammates. A total of 12 letters were issued, but only 4 to seniors. As a result, Coach Howard Stout will have a strong nucleus for the coming season. VARSITY TRACK MEETS Meet Morion ' s Place Morion ' s Points Hammond Tech Dual City Indoor Hobart Dual Hammond Clark Dual Hammond Relays Hammond B ishop Noll Triangular .. City Outdoor Hobart Relays Sectional Crown Point Dual Regional : E. C. Roosevelt Dual State Finals lost 43 3rd 27 1 2 lost 48 3 4 won 56 5th 15 2nd 52 7 12 3rd 29 3 4 2nd 49 3rd 20 lost 50 2 won 55 Lettermen — Tony DeRosa, Bill Magan, Wayne Gaither, John Rosek, Don Svenningsen, Dan George, Don Ritchie, Ben Bethel, Lloyd Klamut, Martell Royer, Dennis Listen- berger, and Randy Tomsic. DON SVENNINGSEN, Morton’s half-miler and representative at the State Finals, is pictured during a workout at school. The Governors’ mile relay crew, pictured below, consisted of Wayne Gaither, Randy Tomsic, Tony DeRosa, and Martell Royer. MEMBERS OF the 1957 track teams are shown with Coaches Nick Luketic and Howard Stout befpre a practice session on the athletic field. They are as follows: Row 1 — Tony DeRosa, Bruce White, Don Butler, Ed Kliza, Frank Suto, Martell Royer, Randy Tomsic, Art Fisher, Ed Krupa, Jim Williams, Leroy Robinson, and Tony An- derson. Row 2 — Manager Dave Byrne, Tony Koufos, Tony Razzini, Sam Flitar, Rich Florence, Lee Hickman, Hershal Kohut, Le- roy Schmoekel, Jim Skertich, George Brad- burn, Lloyd Klamut, Dan George, Wayne Gaither, and Don Svenningsen. Row 3 — Bill Magan, Ben Bethel, Leroy Smolen, Jim Gaydos, Gregory Brockman, Paul Ammer- man, Don Ritchey, John Rosek, and Jack Cunningham, manager. The varsity track crew won 2 of its 5 dual meets and placed second in the Hobart Relays and the Ham- mond Bishop Noll Triangular. I Page 78 Cross Country Hill - and - Dalers Take Hammond Sectional THE CROSS-COUNTRY runners assembled at the right include: Row 1 — Jim Reynolds, Terry Plesik, Jim Skertich, Bob Iorio, Terry Gaughan, Karlos Patterson, Jerry Bell, and John Ferris. Row 2 — Pete LaSalle, Steve Kotul, Don Mentzer, Terry Kelleher, Sam Flitar, Phil Shanta, Lee Hickman, Paul Patterson, and Leroy Smol- en. Row 3 — Don Majew- ski, George Bradburn, Jerry Burr, Gary Cantlon, Ned Berbeco, Jim Dede- low, Don Jeneske, Dennis Churilla, Ron Wiggins, and Pat Shelmadine. OTHER HILL-AND-DALERS, with Coach Howard Stout, are: Row 1 — Randy Tomsic and Duane George. Row 2 — John Rosek, Art Fisher, Barry Quigg, and Ed Kliza. Row 3 — Lloyd Klamut, Ed Krupa, and Leroy Schmoekel. The 1956 edition of the Governor cross-country crew, although winning only 2 of its 5 dual meets, marched away with top honors in the Hammond Sec- tional Meet, beating off a total of 12 challangers by scoring a total of 66 points. At Indianapolis, in the State Finals, the Morton aggregation posted 554 points to finish in the twenty-second position. Coach Howard Stout’s crew held dual-meet verdicts over the Meteors of Thornton Fractional and Crown Point’s Bulldogs, but it lost decisions to all three of the Hammond Public School teams — Clark’s Pioneers, Tech’s Tigers, and Hammond High’s Wildcats. The Morton frosh-soph squad, however, breezed through an undefeated season, downing Hammond Clark’s Pioneers, Thornton Fractional’s Meteors, the Wildcats of Hammond High, and Crown Point’s Bull- dogs in dual-meet competition. The frosh-soph squad also claimed first places in the Tri-City Meet, held at East Chicago Roosevelt Field, and the Hammond City Meet, held at Hammond High Field. The Governors awarded a total of 7 varsity letters for the 1956 season. The letterwinners were as follows: John Rosek, who captained the varsity; juniors Barry Quigg and Bruce White, and sophomores Ed Kliza, Randy Tomsic, Duane George, and Art Fisher. In cross-country competition, the final positions of the first 5 members of a team are added together, and the total number of points represents the team’s score. Unlike teams in most other high school sports, in cross-country the team which scores the least number of points is the winner of the meet. Page 79 Girls ' Phys-Ed, Intramural Athletics Girls Bowl; Play Basketball, Volleyball THE TRAMPOLINE is always a favorite spot during the tumbling course in the girls’ phys-ed classes. The GAA chapter was in charge of all girls’ intramural sports at Morton. It sponsored the girls’ home- room basketball tournament, which was won by 12A1 Anna’s Angels, who beat the 12A2 Kelly Kats in a sizzling climax to the tourney. And it cho se a girls’ all-star team from the junior and senior homerooms to play the Albert’s All-Stars women’s fac- ulty team. The teachers outscored the GAA Queens, 32 to 31. In addition, the GAA chapter had a varied program for its own mem- bers, consisting of one business meet- ing every two weeks and sports such as speedball, basketball, volleyball, softball, bowling, ping-pong, bad- minton, shuffleboard, deck tennis, and regular tennis. One service per- formed for the school was the do- nation of a jukebox to the MHS Association. Girls’ phys-ed was a thorough course which taught skills in in- dividual and team sports, knowledge of games, and, perhaps most im- portant, good sportsmanship and honesty. TEACHERS AND student leaders of girls’ phys-ed classes are pictured here. On the trampoline is Janice Searls. Watching are Mrs. Doris Johnson, Pat Palmer, Beverly Boesch, Miss Evelyn Schurr, Greta Simpson, Lea Evans, Linda Hart, and Carole Eichelberger. " GET THAT ball!” yell the fans. And that is just what Miss Evelyn Shurr of Albert’s All-Stars is doing in the photo at left. In the picture at right, Miss Jacqueline Martine and Miss Mabel Hunter lead Albert’s All- Stars’ cheering section. RALPH KELLY floats a long one-hander for the Faculty All-Stars as Dave Gasvoda of the Kelly Kats, upperclass homeroom champions, drifts in for a possible rebound. Mr. Kelly sunk the basket and the Stars breezed to a 45- 29 triumph to cap off the intramural basketball sea- son at Morton. Boys Phys-Ed, Intramural Athletics Gym, Recreation, Homeroom Tourney . . . It is not neccessary for a boy to participate in interschool athletics at Morton High School to be able to take part in supervised athletic ac- tivities. Morton, in co-operation with the city Park Department, provides an evening recreation program for all high school boys during the winter basketball season. Also, all boys who are physically fit are required to take a full year of physical education. The phys-ed classes engage in a variety of ac- tivities ranging from tumbling on mats to basketball and outdoor soft- ball games. The highlight of the recreational year is the homeroom basketball tournament. The tourney this year was divided into two divisions. One division was for sophomore and freshman homeroom teams; the other was for junior and senior homeroom teams. This year’s upperclass homeroom tourney was won by the 12A2 Kelly Kats of Mrs. Norma Kelly’s home- room. VOLLEYBALL is one of the games played in Morton’s physical-education classes. STUDENT TEACHER Ed Wietecha is supervising push-ups, part of the calis- thenics program in a phys-ed class. Morton students are some of the friendliest you ' d wish to meet . . . OFFICERS OF the class of 1957 were Don Voros, vice-president; Ted Tarr, president, and Janet Jeppeson, secretary-treasurer. Class of 1957 Seniors Sponsor Homecoming, Semi-Formal, " a • Arsenic . . . GALE BRADFORD, Pat Garson, Carlos Vargas, Sue Losh, and Peggy Mauger made up the Executive Board of the 1957 senior class. Individual members of the class of 1957 did many things of which the class could be proud — from form- ing athletic records to setting scholastic records. And the class as a whole will remember these achievements for a long time. But more treasured in the memories of this year’s seniors will be the things they did as a class. Who could forget the senior-sponsored Home- coming celebration, with the bonfire pep rally, the crowning of the queen, and the dance in the gym, where students and alumni gathered? Who could forget " Crystal Cotillion,” the winter semi-formal, also spon- sored by the seniors? Who could forget the shivers, chills, and chuckles of " Arsenic and Old Lace,” the senior play? And who could forget the prom, given by the juniors in honor of the seniors? Then there were the Senior-Faculty Banquet, Senior Week — ending with the Class Day assembly, where the devastating senior prophecy and the hilarious senior will entertained the student body — and finally the’ inspirational Baccalaureate services and Commencement exercises, climaxed with the awarding of diplomas to 184 class members. Miss Virginia Davis and Ralph Kelly were the senior sponsors this year. As their class gift to the school, the seniors gave a rheostat for the stage and a number of books for the library. GETTING MEASURED for his senior cords by Bob Shy of Russell’s Men’s Wear Store in Hessville is Vice-President Don Voros. Page 83 RAMONA DIANE ADAMS — Booster Club 1, 3, 4; GAA 1, 3, 4; Y-Teens 2, 5-8, pres. 7, 8; 1st Science Fair 4; lab assts. 5, 6; mon- itors 7, 8; Theater Guild 7, 8; clinic helpers 8. FRANK JOSEPH ALEXANDER ALEX SEFTON ANDERSON — Hi-Y 1-6; Science Club 2; Biology Club 3; Mortonite 5-7, ad manager 6, 7; Games Club 8. ANDREW MICHAEL ANTON— Travel Club 5. FRANK GERALD ARCELLA— football 1, 3; frosh class tres.; Student Court jr. judge; Phy- Chem Club 5-8; NHS 6-8, vice-pres. 7, 8; sec. of justice 7, 8. EDWIN JEROME BABITZ— Cinema Club 1, 2; Hi-Y 3; Biology Club 4; monitors 5-8; Phy-Chem Club 5-8; 1st Science Fair 8; senior play. DOROTHY JEAN BALKA— library helpers 1-8; Theater Guild 1-8; monitors 4; Jr. Theater Guild 5-8, sec.-tres. 8; Stage Crew 5-8. RONALD WAYNE BALTA— basketball 1-8; football 1, 3, 5, 7; track 2, 4, 8; M-Club 3-8. KATHLEEN MARIE BARNO— Booster Club 1, 2; GAA 1-4, 6-8; girls ' patrol 1, 4; JRC 1, 2; monitors 1, 2, 4, 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 3; Top Hat salesmen 3-8; FNA 5, 7; girls ' ensemble 7; choir 8; Girls’ Club 8. CAROL JANE BARR— Booster Club 1-4; Y-Teens 2-4; Girls ' Club 5, 6; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8. DONALD EDWARD BATSEL— Cinema Club 1-6; cross country 1, 2; monitors 1, 2, 8; Biology Club 3, 4; Games Club 7; Historical Society 7. SHEILA ANN BECK— GAA 1-5; JRC 1, 2, 5, sec. 2; Y-Teens 1, 2; Booster Club 2, 3, 7; Student Council 2, 3; Top Hat salesmen 5; Phy-Chem Club 6; Student Court recorder 6, 7; Theater Guild 6, 7; debate team 7; Mortonite exchange ed. 7; Purdue Legislative Assembly 7. LARRY LEO BEDENE — monitors 1-7; Boost- er Club 5, 6; Historical Society 7. JARED MILTON BELL— Cinema Club 1, 2; cross country 1, 3, 5, 7; basketball 3-8; Historical Society 3, 5-8; Mortonite 5, 6. PHYLLIS JUNE BENCE— GAA 1-8; girls patrol; 1; JRC 1-4; Art Club 2; monitors 3-6; FNA 5, 6; Y-Teens 7, 8. Page 84 SUZANNE BERKHEISER— band 1-8; GAA 1, 2; Y-Teens 1, 2; Forensics Club 3, 4; Spanish Club 3, 4; Historical Society 5, 6; House 5, 6; orchestra 5; monitors 6; Booster Club 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8. JAMES EDWARD BOBOWSKI— football 1, 3; monitors 1-8; Top Hat salesmen 6-8; baseball 8. BEVERLY FAY BOESCH— Booster Club 1-4; GAA 1-8, vice-pres. 5, 6, pres. 7, 8, state award 8; Girls’ Council 1-8; gym assts. 2-8; Senate 5-8; NHS 6-8; choir 7, 8; Mortonite 7, 8. GALE MARGARET BRADFORD— Booster Club 1-3; GAA 1-4; Literary Club 1, 2; monitors 1-4, 7; 1st Science Fair 3; gym assts. 3, 4; Cinema Club 4; Forensics Club 5; House 5; office helpers 5, 6; Phy-Chem Club 5-8, sec. 5, 6, 8; Purdue Legislative Assembly 6; Senate 6; Homecoming court 7; sec. of social affairs 7, 8; Sr. Exec. Board 7, 8. SARA CATHERINE BRADLEY— FT A 1; G- AA 2; Biololgy Club 3-6, pres. 3, 4, vice- pres. 5, 6; lab assts. 5, 6, 8; Girls’ State 6; NHS 6-8, sec. 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8; Senate 7, 8; monitors 8. DALE EDWARD BRANSON — football 1, 3, 5, 7; basketball 1-4; track 2; M-Club 6-8; Student Court bailiff 7. SHARON LEE BRANT — Student Council 1, 2; FTA 3-8; Mortonite 5; NHS 5-8; lab assts. 6, 7. JOHN BREGER DONALD RAY BR1MER— football 1, 3, 5; athletic managers 5, 6; monitors 7, 8. EDWARD BROMELS— Hi-Y 1; Phy-Chem Club 1, 2, 4-8; Cinema Club 2, 3, 5; Biology Club pres. 3; NHS 5-8; House 6, 7; lab assts. 6, 7. CAROL ANN BROWN— Art Club 1-8, pres. 2, 3, 8, sec. 5, 6, 7; Y-Teens 3, 4; library helpers 5, 6; Booster Club 7, 8. KATHERINE LEE BRUMFIELD— GAA 1-4; Art Club 3, 4; Girls ' Club 5, 6; Y-Teens 5, 6. LEONARD ANTHONY BRZOZKIEWICZ— Booster Club 3; Travel Club 5, 6; monitors 6, 7; Art Club 7. PAT BUTLER— GAA 2-4; Booster Club 4, 5; Y-Teens sec. 6-8; Historical Society 7, 8. WILLIAM EDWARD BUVALA — Spanish Club 1-4; monitors 3, 4; Games Club 7, 8. JOE LEE BYERS BARBARA ELLEN CHALMERS— Art Club 3; monitors 3, 4; Y-Teens 5; Girls ' Club 8. RUTH KAY CHRISTENSEN— Y-Teens 1,2; GAA 3, 4; monitors 4; Jr. Theater Guild 5-8, pres. 8; Stage Crew 5-8; Theater Guild 5-8; clinic helpers 6; lab assts. 7; office helpers 8 . DAN HUBERT CLARK— Phy-Chem Club 1; Biology Club 2; Cinema Club 3-8. LORNA DIANE CLARK — band 1-8; orchestra 1-8; Y-Teens 1, 2; Girls’ Club 5, 6; His- torical Society 6; FNA 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 8. JAY HAROLD CLINE — Hammond Tech: Cinema Club 1; Morton: Cinema Club 2; Biology Club 3, 4; Historical Society 5; Games Club 6. GEORGE LEFFIE COMPANIOTT— Theater Guild 1; Student Council 2, 3; cross country 5; Jr. Theater Guild 7; Historical Society 7; Booster Club 8; choir 8. GEORGE DEAN CONGER— football 1, 3, 5, 7; basketball 1-8; monitors 4-6, 8; Games Club 7; Historical Society 7, 8; M-Club 8; senior play 8. JANE ELLEN CRUM— band 1-3; JRC 1-4; Theater Guild 1-4; Girls ' Club 3, 8; Biology Club 4; Booster Club 5, 6; FTA 5-8; office helpers 5, 6; Y-Teens 5-7; Top Hat sales- men 8. PATRICIA ANN CZARNECKI— GAA 1-8; FNA 2-7. BETTY JEAN CZECH— band 1-8, drum ma- jorettes 4-8, 1st twirling contest 7; GAA 1, 3; JRC 1, 2; Theater Guild 1; FNA 3-8; Historical Society 5; monitors 7; Phy-Chem Club 8. KAREN JAYNE DANIEL— band 1-5, 1st solo contest 3; Booster Club 1; GAA 1-3; library helpers 3-6, pres. 3, 4; Biology Club and 1st Science Fair 4; FNA 5, 6; NHS 7, 8; House 7, 8; Sr. Exec. Board. RONALD LIVINGSTON DAUN— Hammond High: football 1; basketball 2, 3; Morton: a-v workers 5; Historical Society 5; Mortonite 5-8; FTA 7, 8; NHS 7, 8; baseball 8. JAMES ROBERT DEDELOW— basketball 1- 6; cross country 1, 3, 5, 7; Hi-Y 5-8; Phy- Chem Club 7; baseball 8. TONY DeROSA — basketball 1-4; football 1, 3, 5; frosh class pres.; track 2, 4, 6, 8; Hi-Y 3, 4; Student Council 3; Forensics Club 5; jr. class vice-pres.; M-Club 5, 6; Phy-Chem Club 5; Assn. pres. 7, 8. Page 85 BEVERLY DETVAY— Booster Club 1-4; GAA 1-7, tres. 6, 7; monitors 1-7; FNA 3, 5-8, pres. 6, 7; office helpers 8; Travel Club 8. WALTER G. DITTRICH— football 1, 3, 5, 7; Historical Society 6-8; Games Club 7; M- Club 7, 8. DONNA LEE DRANGMEISTER — Art Club 1; Y-Teens 1, 2; library helpers 2-4; Girls ' Club 5, 8; JRC 5, 6; monitors 8. NORMA JOSETTE EDWARDS— Art Club 1-8; Theater Guild 1-4; Cinema Club 3, 4; Top Hat salesmen 5; monitors 6-8; JRC 8. LEA MARIE EVANS— Art Club 1; GAA 1, 2; Y-Teens 2; FNA 5, 6; Historical Society 5; Spanish Club 6; gym assts. 7, 8; House 7, 8; NHS 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8. BETTY FELDT — band 1-8; 1st solo contest 5; GAA 1-4; JRC 1, 2; library helpers 3, 5, 6; Historical Society 5; House 5, 6; orchestra 6- 8; Spanish Club 6; Assn, recorder 7, 8; DAR award 7; FTA 7, 8; Top Hat copy ed. 7-8; Phy-Chem Club 8; senior play 8. JOHN FERRIS— Art Club 1, 2, 4; Historical Society 3; Top HAT salesmen 5-7; Spanish Club 7; track 7; Phy-Chem Club 8; Mortonite ad salesmen 8. LAURA ELLEN FIELDS— Booster Club 6-8; Girls’ Club 6. PATRICIA LEE FITZGERALD— band 1-8, 1st solo contest 1; FTA 1-8, tres. 7, 8; or- chestra 1-8; Booster Club 3; Student Council 3; Theater Guild 3; FNA 5-8, sec. 7, 8; monitors 5-8; NHS 5-8; TOP Hat assoc, ed. 7, 8. LYNNE FITZWATER— band 1-8, 1st solo contest 5; Booster Club 1-4; GAA 1-4; Girls’ Council 1, 2; monitors 1, 6; Cinema Club 3; FNA 5-8, vice-pres. 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 5, 8; Theater Guild 5, 8, tres. 7, 8; NHS 6-8; FTA 7, 8; Mortonite 7; Purdue Legislative Assembly 7. RICHARD LEROY FLEMING — Cinema Club 1-8; track 4; Phy-Chem Club 5-8; Student Court sr. judge. BARBARA ANN GAIDOR — E. C. Washing- ton: Y-Teens 1; Girls’ Choral Club 1; Mor- ton: choir 2-6; Girls ' Club 2; Historical Society 2-7; FNA 6-8. ALEXANDRA GARDNER— Booster Club 1- 4; GAA 1-4; Student Council 3, 4; JRC 5, 6; NHS 5-8; Phy-Chem Club 5; Theater Guild 5-8; Historical Society 6; fall play 7; FNA 7, 8; FTA 7; Purdue Legislative Assembly 7; debate team 8; Forensics Club tres. 8; senior play 8. RALPH LEWIS GARDNER— Cinema Club 1-8, sec. 7; Spanish Club 1, 2; Biology Club 3, 4. YVONNE C. GARDNER— Booster Club 1-4, 7, 8; GAA 1-7; Girls’ Club 8. Page 86 Page 87 PATRICIA ANN GARSON— band 1-8; Boost- er Club 1-8; GAA 1; FTA 2-8; Sr. Exec. Board. CARROL GARZA DAVE GASVODA— basketball 1-7; football 1, 3; Historical Society 1-8, sec. 5, 6, vice- pres. 7, 8; Hi-Y 1-6, sec. 5, 6; M-Club 7, 8. ROBERT GAYDOS — Student Council 2; His- torical Society 4; Phy-Chem Club 8. SALLY STAHL GEARMAN— Booster Club 1- 4; Top Hat salesmen 5-8; Art Club pres. 7. DANNY LEE GEORGE— band 1; Cinema Club 2; football 3, 5, 7; M-Club 4-8; track 4, 6, 8; Historical Society 7, 8, tres. 8; senior play 8. JERRY GILLESPIE— Booster Club 1, 3, 7; JRC 1, 2; Biology Club 3, 4; Historical Society 5, 7, 8. BERNARD EDWARD GOETZINGER— band 1 - 8 . BARBARA LEE GOODSON — Historical So- ciety 1, 2; monitors 1-4; Top Hat sales- man 1-6; Biology Club 3, 4; Booster Club 3, 4; JRC 7, 8. DAVID GOOD WINE— Whiting: basketball 1-5; Booster Club 1-5; choir 1-5; football 1; fall play 5; Morton: choir 6, 8; Cinema Club 6; " Friars ' Follies " 8. GERALD PAUL GORDON— a-v workers 1- 8; Biology Club 1; Phy-Chem Club 2; Cin- ema Club 3-6. PATSY ANN HALSEN— Art Club 1, 2; mon- itors 3, 4, 8; Girls’ Club 8. GEORGE O. HAND — band 1-8, 1st solo con- test 2, 8; orchestra 1, 2; Spanish Club 1; Biology Club 3, 4; Cinema Club 3-7; monitors 3, 4; Historical Society 5, 6; Hi-Y 6-8; Phy- Chem Club 7, 8. TERRY KENT HAYDEN— band 1; Cinema Club 1; football 1; Biology Club 4; mon- itors 5, 6; Phy-Chem Club 8. ROBERT LEROY HENRY Page 88 DAVID E. HERRING — Historical Society 1- 8; Hi-Y 4-8. DICK HMIELEWSKI— basketball 1-8; foot- ball 1, 5, 7; Historical Society 1-8; track 2, 4; cross country 3; M-Club 3-8; baseball 8. ALICE JEANNE HOPMAN— Booster Club 1, 4, 5; cheerleaders 1, 4; GAA 1; band 2; frosh class sec.: FTA 2, 4, 5, 7; homecoming court 3, 8; monitors 3, 5; soph, class sec.; Top Hat salesmen 4; NHS 6-8, tres. 8; Assn. tres. 8; Mortonite 8. ALBERT HOUCHENS— basketball 1, 2; choir 1; Cinema Club 1-8, vice-pres. 5, pres. 6; track 1; football 2; Biology Club 3, 4; Phy- Chem Club 6; Historical Society 7, 8; Sr. Exec. Board. ROBERT THOMAS HUTCHINSON— Ham- mond High: band 1-4; football 1; monitors 1-4; Morton: Historical Society 7; Hi-Y 7. RICHARD JARNAGIN— Historical Society 1-3; Student Council 4; Phy-Chem Club 6-8; debate team 7, 8. FRED JAZYK — football 1; a-v workers 3, 4; Travel Club 5, 6; Hi-Y 7, 8. JANET K. JEPPESON— Booster Club 1, 2; FTA 1-8, sec. 2, 7, 8, student teachers 1-4; Student Council 1, 2; monitors 4, 5; Afor- tonite 5. 6; NHS 5-8; lab assts. 6; office help- ers 7; sr. class sec.-tres.; Purdue Legislative Assembly 7; bookstore helpers 8; Elks Club award 8; FNA 8; salutatorian. BOB JEPPESON — Historical Society 2, 6, 8; monito rs 6. GLORIA JEAN KALEN A— Booster Club 1, 2, 5-8; GAA 3, 4; Girls’ Club 3, 4; His- torcal Society 5-8. CAROL JEAN KANTOR— Booster Club 1, 5-8; GAA 1-7; Girls’ Club 3, 4; Historical Society 8. JOHN KIRKLAND — Cinema Club 1; Biology Club 3, 4; Hi-Y 3-8; cross country 5; His- torical Society 5; track 6; Travel Club 6, 7. LAWRENCE KITCHELL— Hi-Y 1-8; Phy- Chem Club 3-7. LLOYD KLAMUT— basketball 1-4; cross country 1, 3, 5, 7; Hi-Y 1; track 2, 4, 6, 8. JUDY KLEN— Booster Club 1, 2; Top Hat salesmen 1-4, 7, 8; clinic helpers 3-5; JRC 5-8, sec. 6, pres. 7, 8, JRC Camp 6, vice-pres. JRC City Council 7, 8; Mortonite 5; His- torical Society 6-8. MICHAEL KORS— Hi-Y 5-8, pres. 7, 8. STEPHEN JOSEPH KOTUL— cross country 7. MARY ANN KOZUBAL— Booster Club 1, 2-5, 7; GAA 1-4; Girls’ Club 5; Biology Club 6-8; lab assts. 7, 8; FNA 8. CAROL JEAN KRUPA— Booster Club 1, 2; FTA 1-8, student teachers 1-8, tres. 5, 6, pres. 7, 8; FNA 5, 6; jr. class tres.; NHS 5-8; office helpers 5, 6; Theater Guild pres. 5-8; Girls’ State 7; House 7, 8; Purdue Legislative Assembly 7. ELIZABETH KRUPA— Art Club 1; Spanish Club 1; Girls’ Club 2; Booster Club 3, 5-8; GAA 3, 4; Historical Society 6-8. PAT KUKTA — Booster Club 1-4, 7, 8; His- torical Society 8. PETER WILLIAM LaSALLE— Historical So- ciety 3, 4, 6, 8; Biology Club 4; cross country 7. JOHN WAYNE LAZAR— choir 1; Student Council 1, 2; track 1, 3; basketball 2, 3; football 2, 4; soph, class pres.; Cinema Club 6, 7, pres. 7; jr. class pres.; Phy-Chem Club 6; Historical Society 7, 8; Boys ' State 8; House 8; Rotary Club luncheons. PHILLIP ARTHUR LOHSE— Historical So- ciety 1; HI-Y 2, 3; athletic managers 5, 6; House 7; Art Club 8. SUE ANN LOSH— band 1-8; Booster Club 1; GAA 1, 2; Y-Teens 2; Biology Club 3; House 3, 4; monitors 4-6; Forensics Club 5; FNA 5-8 pres. 7, 8; Theater Guild 5-8; His- torical Society 6; NHS 6-8; FTA 7, 8, student teachers 7, 8; Sr. Exec. Board. LARRY ALLEN McDONALD— basketball 1, 3; track 1; Forensics Club 3; TOP Hat salesmen 5-7; Travel Club 6, 7, vice-pres. 7; Spanish Club pres. 8. ROBERT MacDONALD BILL MAGAN — -football 1, 5, 7; Historical Society 1-8, vice-pres. 5, pres. 7, 8; Student Council 1, 2; track 2, 4, 6, 8; basketball 3-8, most valuable 8; cross country 3; Hi-Y 3, 4; M-Club 5-8, pres. 7, 8; monitors 5, 6. GLORIA MAE MAREK — Historical Society 1, 2; JRC 1, 2; FTA 3, 4; FNA 5; Phy- Chem Club 6-8; Girls’ Club 7; monitors 8; NHS 8. DIANA MARTINICH— Booster Club 1-4; G- AA 1, 2; FNA 3, 7, 8; Art Club 4, 6; Historical Society 7, 8. Page 89 PEGGY MAUGER — girls’ patrol 1; Booster Club 2; GAA 2-8; JRC 3, 4; monitors 4-7; FNA 5, 6; Top Hat business manager 7, 8; Y-Teens 7, 8; Sr. Exec. Board. PATRICIA MAXWELL— Booster Club 1-4; Historical Society 1-3, 5-8; Girls’ Club 4, 6; FNA 7, 8. BARBARA ELLEN McCARTY— Booster Club 1, 2; monitors 1, 3, 5; Theater Guild 1, 2, 8; Biology Club 3, 4; lab assts. 3, 5, 6; FNA 5-8, sec.-tres. 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 5, 6; Forensics Club 7; FT A 8; Mortonile 8; office helpers 8. NANCY LEE McCOOE— Art Club 1, 2; Booster Club 3, 4; GAA 3, 4; Historical Society 5-8; FNA 7, 8. BARBARA SUE McLEAN— choir 2, 3, 5-8; GAA 2, 3, 5-8, sec. 7, 8, state award 8; Girls’ Club tres. 2, 3; 1st " I Speak for De- mocracy” contest 5; FNA 5; Booster Club 6-8, pres. 7, 8; Girls’ Council 7, 8. CARL MELTON — band 1-8, drum major 7, 8, most valuable 8, 1st solo contest 2, 4, 6, 8; orchestra 1-8; FTA 3-8; Top Hat sales- men 5, 6; Mortonile make-up ed. 7, 8. DONALD MORRIS MENTZER ROGER CHARLES MIERZWA— Art Club 3-8. JOHN MIHALIC — cross country 1; Historical Society 2; Biology Club 3, 4; Photo Club 4; Games Club 8. MARGOT ANN MILES— Booster Club 1-8; GAA 1; JRC 1; monitors 1-8; Spanish Club 2, 3; Biology Club 4; FNA 5, 6; Histo rical Society 7, 8; lab assts. 7; gym leaders 8. MARGARET RUTH MILLER— Afton (Mo.) : choir 1, 2; tennis 1, 2; Morton: Booster Club 3; library helpers 3-6; Biology Club 4; Phy-Chem Club 5, 6; Forensics Club sec. 7; FNA 7. RICHARD WILLIAM MINGS— band 1-8; Art Club 3-6; Top Hat salesmen 5, 6; Mortonile 8. ROSALIE MURDOCK— Theater Guild 3; FNA 7. BEVERLEE GAYLE NEAL— GAA 1, 2; JRC 1; Spanish Club 2, 3; Booster Club 3, 8; Art Club 4; Biology Club 4-6; FNA 5, 6; Historical Society 7. JOYCE MARIE NEAL— Booster Club 1-4; GAA 1-4; FNA 7, 8; Historical Society 7. Page 90 Page 91 GLORIA NEMCEK— GAA 2; Historical Society 3-6; JRC 3, 4; House 5, 6; NHS 5-8; Booster Club 7; lab assts. 7; monitors 7; Top Hat typists 7, 8; FNA 8. JOYCE ANN NEMETH— Art Club 1, 2; fall play 7; FNA 7, 8; Theater Guild 7, 8. BEVERLY ANN NOVAK— E.C. Washington: Camera Club 1-4; girls ' choir 1, 2; monitors 1-4; Girls ' Choral Club 3, 4; Morton: FNA 5-7; monitors 5; choir 7, 8; Mortonite 7, 8; clinic helpers 8; Theater Guild 8. LORETTA LEE OLSON— Booster Club 1, 2; GAA 1, 2; Girls’ Club 3, 4; Historical Society 5; monitors 5; FNA 6-8. ELAINE OSOLINSKI— E.C. Roosevelt: Girls ' Glee Club 1, 3; ROA 1-4; Morton: GAA 5-8; choir 8. PATRICIA PALMER— Whiting: Booster Club 1-5; GAA 1-5; Girls ' Club 1, 2; Spanish Club 1, 2; Biology Club 3, 4; Student Council 5; Tattler 5; Morton: Booster Club 6-8; GAA 6-8, state award 8; Mortonite ed.-in-chief 7, 8. NANCY JO PHILLIPS— Art Club 1, 2; choir 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2; FNA 7, 8. JOANN POOLE— GAA 1-8, state award 8; Y-Teens 1-4; cheerleaders 5-8, captain 7-8; choir 5, 7, 8; FNA 5, 6; office helpers 6; Booster Club 7, 8; teachers ' assts. 7; monitors 8. JOYCE ANN POULSEN— Booster Club 1-4: GAA 1-6; monitors 1-4; FNA 8; Travel Club 8. ALLAN WALTER QUIGLEY— FTA 3, 4; Historical Society 5-8; Mortonite 6; TOP Hat ad manager 7, 8; NHS 8; senior play 8. JAMES CURTIS RACE JOAN MARIE RAY- — Booster Club 1-4; GAA 1-4; monitors 5-8; Girls’ Club 6-8, tres. 8; Travel Club 7; choir 8. MARGE KERRICK RIGG DONALD RITCHEY— Art Club 1; Cinema Club 1, 2; track 2, 4, 6, 8; basketball 3-6; football 3, 7; Historical Society 3-8; cross country 5; M-Club 6-8. MARY RIVICH— Student Council 1-4; Boost- er Club 3, 4; office helpers 3, 4, 7, 8; Mortonite ed.-in-chief 5, 6; Historical Society 7, 8; JRC 7, 8; teachers ' assts. 8. Page 92 ALLEN ROBERTSON — monitors 7. JUDI RUBENSE— choir 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8; library helpers 1-7; GAA 3, 4; Art Club 5-8, tres. 5, 6; Booster Club 7, 8. GARY RUHS— Cinema Club 1-4; Hi-Y 3, 4; JRC 3, 4; a-v workers 5-8; Stage Crew 5-8. WANDA L. SAMS— Art Club 1, 2, sec. 1; choir 1, 2, 5, 6; Girls’ Club 3, 5, sec. 3; GAA 4; FNA 6-8. CAROL JEAN SARINA— Art Club 1, 2; band 1; Spanish Club 1, 2; Booster Club 3-6, 8; Cinema Club 3, 4; FNA 5, 6; Phy- Chem Club 6; Historical Society 7, 8. AUGUST A. SCHISCHKA— 1st solo contest 3; NHS 8; senior play 8; Stage Crew 8. PHYLLIS SCHMITT— GAA 1-8; Girls ' Club 1, 2; gym leaders 3-7; Y-Teens 3, 4; FNA 5, 6; House 7, 8. ROBERT SCHOLLER— Cinema Club 4; Phy -Chem Club 5-8; Stage Crew 5-8. GLENN NORMAN SCHRAM— band 1-8; Mortonite 1-8, asst. ed. 1, 2, ed.-in-chief 3, 4, make-up ed. 5, 6, editorial ed. 7, 8; orchestra 3-8; NHS 5-8; Travel Club 6; Assn, vice-pres. 7, 8; Boys’ State 7; Rotary Club luncheons 7; Top Hat ed.-in-chief 7, 8; co- valedictorian; DAR award 8. JANICE VIRGINIA SEARLS— choir 1, 2; GAA 1, 2; monitors 1, 3, 4; Booster Club 2; Biology Club 3; FNA 5-8; library helpers 5, 6; Forensics Club 7; gym leaders 8; Phy- Chem Club 8. BONNIE SHARKEY— GAA 1-8, vice-pres. 7, 8, state award 8; Y-Teens 1, 2; Girls’ Club 3, 4; FNA 5, 6; Booster Club 7, 8. RICHARD SHAWVER— patrol boys 1; Span- ish Club 1-4, 6; cross country 5; Historical Society 5; monitors 5-7; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8. SANDRA JEAN SHEARER— Art Club 1, 6, 7; Booster Club 2-4; GAA 2-7; monitors 2-4, 6-8; FNA 5-8, vice-pres. 6, 7; office helpers 8; Travel Club tres. 8. ALAN JAMES SHURMAN GRETA JO SIMPSON — cheerleaders 1, 2, 5-8; Student Council 1; choir 2-8, most val- uable 8; GAA 2-8, sec. 5, 6, tres. 7, 8, state award 8; JRC 2, 3; band drum majorettes 3; cafeteria helpers 3; FNA 5; jr. class sec.; vocal sextet 5, 6; Booster Club 6-8, sec. 7, 8; office helpers 6; Homecoming queen 7; mixed vocal ensemble 7, 8; gym leaders 8; Mortonite 8. Page 93 JANET MARIE SLIVKA— band 1-8, drum majorettes 3-8; GAA 1-3; Y-Teens 1; mon- itors 2-7; FNA 3, 5, 6; Girls’ Club 3; His- torical Society 5, 6; Booster Club 7, 8; Phy- Chem Club 7, 8. DEBORAH GAIL SMITH— band 1-8, 1st solo contest 6, 8; Booster Club 1-6; FTA 1-8, student teachers 1-3, 6, vice-pres. 7, 8; orchestra 1-8; Theater Guild 2; monitors 5; NHS 5-8; House 7, 8. JOYCE SMITH LINDA SUE SMITH— band 1-8, 1st solo contest 3, 5; 1st Science Fair 1; GAA 1; orchestra 1-8; Student Council 1; Booster Club 2-8; Phy-Chem Club 2-8, sec. 6; monitors 3, 5; Top Hat class ed. 7, 8. KATHRYN ANN SNYDER— Art Club 2, 4, 6; monitors 3; Girls’ Club 4, 5, 7, 8; Travel Club 7. DALE SPIDEL— Stage Crew 3-6; Theater Guild 3, 4; Phy-Chem Club 5-8, vice-pres. 7, pres. 8. SHIRLEY ANN SPUDIC— Booster Club 1; Art Club 3, 4, 7, 8; Top Hat salesmen 3, 4; monitors 8. DONALD GEORGE STRYZINSKI— Theater Guild 1; Stage Crew 2; Biology Club 3, 4, 1st Science Fair 4; football 3, 5, 7; Student Council 3, 4; M-Club 5-8; Phy-Chem Club 5- 8, tres. 7, vice-pres. 8; Senate 5, 6; NHS 6- 8; Boys ' State 7; Science Institute 7; sec. of public safety 7, 8; monitors 8; Rotary Club luncheons 8; Student Court bailiff 8. ROBERT ALLEN STUHLMACHER— Histor- ical Society 1, 2; Biology Club 3, 4; Hi-Y 3- 7; Phy-Chem Club 7, 8. BARBARA ANN C. SZEPANSKI— GAA 1, 4; Mortonite 1, 7; Theater Guild 2, 8; Girls’ Club 3; FNA 4, 6; Historical Society 5. RONALD JOSEPH SZYNDROWSKI— foot- ball 1, 5, 7; Spanish Club 1-8. CHARLES THEODORE TARR— Art Club 1; 1st " What America Means to Me’’ contest 2; Biology Club 3, 4; fall play 3; Student Council 3, 4; House 5, 6; NHS 5-8, pres. 7, 8; Phy-Chem Club 5-8, pres. 7, 1st Science Fair 8; Science Institute 7; Senate 7, 8; sr. class pres.; co-valedictorian; Rotary Club luncheons 8. KENNETH RICHARD TOPP— Booster Club 1; Student Council 1, 2; Spanish Club 2; Travel Club 5, 7; Top HAT salesmen 7. SHARON MAYNARD TROUT— GAA 1-7; JRC 1, 2; monitors 1-4; FNA 7, 8; Travel Club 8. DAVID LEONARD TUDOR— Los Angeles (Calif.) John Marshall: basketball 1, 3; Spanish Club 3; Student Council 3; Morton: Games Club 7; Phy-Chem Club 7. DAVID MICHAEL VAHORVICH Page 94 CAROL GEORGENE VANZO— choir 1-3; GAA 1, 2; FNA 5; monitors 5, 8; Art Club 7, 8, sec. 8; Booster Club 7, 8. CHARLES W. VARGAS DONALD FRANK VOROS— Theater Guild 1, 2; Biology Club 3, 4, 1st Science Fair 3; Phy-Chem Club 5-8, tres. 8; sr. class vice- pres. 7, 8; NHS 8. DOROTHY ANN WADDLE— Student Coun- cil 1, 2; Girls’ Club 3, 4; monitors 3, 4; Y-Teens pres. 5-8; choir 8. JACK WARD— basketball 1-6; football 1, 3, 5, 7, most valuable 7; Historical Society 1-6; M-Club 1-8; track 1, 3, 5; monitors 3, 5. PATRICIA LOUISE WHITE— Biology Club 3; Y-Teens 3, 4, 6; monitors 4, 5; Girls ' Club 5, 7, 8; Morlonite typist 6; Travel Club 7, 8. TOMMY RAY WHITE— football 1, 3, 5, 7, co-captain 7; track 1; M-Club 3-8, sec. 5, 6, tres. 7, 8. DONALD L. WILSON— basketball 1-8; track 2, 4, 6; M-Club 3-8. LORRAINE WISNIEWSKI — monitors 1-8; Theater Guild 1, 2; Y-Teens 1, 2; Biology Club 3; Girls ' Club 3-8, pres. 8; Art Club 4; Travel Club 7. WILLIAM CHARLES WOLL1N RICHARD J. E. YANEK — cross country 1, 3; Student Council 1; Hi-Y 2-8; track 2; Historical Society 3-8, tres. 5, 6; monitors 3, 4, 8; baseball 8. JAMES ANTHONY YONKER— patrol boys 1 , 2 . MARILYN FRANCES ZAWADSKI— mon- itors 1-4; Art Club 3, 5, 6; Girls’ Club 3, 5; Y-Teens 5-8. JOHN STEVEN ZGUNDA— football 1, 3, 5, 7; Hi-Y 3, 4; soph, class tres.; Historical Society 4-6; monitors 5-8; Phy-Chem Club 5-8; Games Club 7; M-CIub 8; senior play 8. Camera-shy at Morton High: DANIEL GEORGE BALOG ROBERT JOHN BOLA ROBERT WAYNE FAUGHT Page 95 Class of 1958 Juniors 7 First Year as Upper- Classmen Climaxed with Prom JUNIOR OFFICERS: President Judy Hellinga, Vice-President Virginia Chizmar, Secretary Carolyn Johnson, and Treasurer Margaret Beckett. HERE A group of juniors are decorating for the junior-senior prom, " Tropical Paradise, " which was held at Madura’s Danceland. JUNIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD: Row 1— JoAnn Evans, Judy Stryzinski, and Judy Luchene. Ro w 2 — Joanne Minelli, Carol Gazdik, and Dave Weedon. The 1956-57 school year was a big one for the juniors. Members of the class of 1958 had finally be- come upper -classmen; they had been able at last to change from mere English students to comp and lit students; many were finally delving into the mysteries of physics. Most important of all, they were finally able to attend the junior-senior prom, which they sponsored in honor of the class of 1957. Everyone agreed that " Tropical Paradise” was a huge success. Under the guidance of Mrs. Olive Byers and Walter Ruff, class sponsors, the juniors were well pre- pared for the leadership that they must assume next year as seniors. Sandra Adelsperger Sharon Adelsperger Bob Alexander Page 96 Jack Anderson Jim Andrews Gene Aube Joe Auksel Lorraine Baut Bill Beaver Margaret Beckett Paul Berta Ben Bethel Pat Bloom Bill Bock Jim Bradley Irene Breger Jack Bremer Laura Brown Vivian Buldak Sherman Chancellor Joan Chant Eddie Chick Virginia Chizmar Sharron Christensen Cecelia Clark Jim Collins David Cook Charles Cornwell Bonnie Cripe Carolyn Crowe Judy Croy Jack Cunningham Steve Czerwinski June Davis Janet Derflinger Andrea Drapach JoAnn Evans John Fekete Cleona Fields Judy Fleming Jerry Francis Marvin Frank Marcia Franke Sue Frankland Janice Frankovich Wayne Gaither Ruth Gasvoda Ed Gatons Ray Golarz Shirley Golec Douglas Holley Janice Hanzi Jim Harrison Jane Hayden Judy Hellinga Bill Highland Janet Hill John Holloway Joy Holm Judy Howard Judy Hutsler Connie Iliff Bobby Iorio Phil Jackson Carolyn Johnson Ronald Johnson Sue Jones Terry Kelleher Mary Kempley Floyd Klamut Tony Koufos Judy Kreiler Jean Krejci Dorothy Krizan Judy LaBelle Gary Lambert Karl Lohse James Louis Bill Luchene Judy Luchene Nancy Lukens Karen Lutes Jim Mahon Page 97 Don Majewski Tom Maloney Jack Mandernack Terry Manter Cynthia Marcinkovich Sue Martin Barbara Marsh Nancy Lee Massengille Judy Mathes Joyce May Judy McCoy Janet McGill Ella Meade Pat Mecyssne Pat Miles Cheryl Milligan JoAnne Minelli Bill Mixon Mary Jo Modjeski Sharron Morey Bev Muffett Marsha Muha Carol Nemcek Bob Oberle Bob Pandak Connie Parsons Gloria Patrick Juanita Paquin Marie Pecelin Sherrie Perdew Ann Peterson Eugene Peto Wally Phares Maryanne Primich Eugene Pringle Barry Quigg Jim Relinski Leman Riley Bob Ritz Don Roberts Leroy Robinson Pauline Robinson John Rosek Judy Rosenberger Ronald Scartozzi Janet Schimming Pat Sebahar Michael Shanahan Rita Shebesh Bruce Sheline Marge Sherrick A1 Shike Ken Simmers Mary Skertich Bob Smalley Darlene Smith Simone Smith Tim Socket Ray Stirling Rochelle Stowers Judy Stryzinski Donna Stuhlmacher Steve Suto Don Svenningsen Marlene Tall Bonnie Thomas Ken Ventrella Margaret Vickerman Gilbert Walter Margaret Walter Judy Warren David Weedon Floyd White Ronny Wiggins Wanda Williams Wilma Williams Grace Wilson Joe Wysong Chuck Yates Jeff Zaremba Page 98 Led by George Baldea, president; Judy McCoy, vice- president, and Jean Cvitkovich, secretary-treasurer, this year’s sophomores decided at a class meeting to charge $1.00 dues from each class member and to sponsor a dance, " Campus Capers, " at which guests wore Bermuda shorts. Class of 1959 Sophs Study Gerunds, Read SILAS MARNER, Dissect Worms SOPHOMORE OFFICERS ' . Judy McCoy, George Baldea, and Jean Cvitko- vich. Maryann Adams Sharon Adams Teddy Allen Ron Anderson Tony Anderson Marvin Aumlller Richard Austin Zoe Bachmann Bonnie Baker Janet Baker George Baldea Andrea Banas Diana Barragree Charlotte Bittner Ann Bolen Diane Bradford Hank Bremer JoAnn Brilmyer Ed Brink Lorraine Brosman Joan Brown Carol Bubac Kathy Burdeau Janet Camp Richard Canady Bill Carney Rodney Challman Dennis Churilla Bonnie Comer Mary Ann Cook Connie Comes Ron Cunningham Jean Cvitkovich JoAnn Cvitkovich Marilyn Detvay Janet Diehl Judy Dowling James Drangmeister Joyce Dukeman Karen Duncan Pat Dunn Gordon Elkins Bonnie Elman Juanita Emerson Sharon Enoksen Dan Evans JoAnn Evans Alice Evert Frank Falusi Bill Fansler Art Fisher Ruth Fisher Jack Fleischer Sam Flitar Pat Florey Juanita Fox Shirley Frohock Sandra Gamalen Clark Gardner Kay Gasaway Terry Gaughan Gary Gill Joyce Guerin Dan Hoggatt Rosalie Hammond Charles Hansen Dixie Harrison Florence Hart Steve Hawkins Kathy Hindmarch Leilani Honn Warren Huber John Iliff Larry Irvin Don Jeneske Vicky Jenkins Carol Jeppeson Jerry Johnson Jerry Jones Joan Kaczka Ruth Kessler Ed Kliza Don Knieriemen Hershal Kohut Rita Kovach Donna Kragelund Bernadette Kristoff Carol Krizman Gretchen Krughoff Edward Krupa Kathy Kwasny Barbara LaBelle Jerry Leedy Jill Listenberger Judy Lutes Judy Lundgren Don MacCartney Jim Mahan Sally Ma iewski Andrew Marek Judy Marley Jack Marquiss Mary Marquiss Mark Matovina Floyd McDonald Jan Meyer Frank Micka Gloria Mierzwa Peggy Miklusak Betsy Miller David Milne Stanley Mize Carole Moats Estella Moore Phyllis Nelson Bill Novath Maureen O ' Boyle Roy Ogborn Dennis Orr Larry Overstreet Tony Pagliarulo Chuck Paree Page 99 Page 100 Gary Paquin Anne Parson Ann Pecelin Sandy Pelhank Diane Pete Steve Peto Terry Plesek Charles Pitzele Tom Pumnea Tom Race Tony Razzini Bruce Robertson John Rolfe Dotty Rosenberger Joe Rossi Martell Royer Delores Ruthie Marilyn Rutkowski Bill Rutter Linda Sain James Soltan Margie Schaeffer Bill Schmid Leroy Schmoekel Tanna Scofield Bill Shannon Phil Shanta Pat Shay Gale Shearer Roger Sheline Pat Shelmadine Steve Shondel Mike Simmers Sarah Skelton Larry Smith Roberta Smith Rudy Smith Gordon Spellman Regina Spencer Paula Spitale Sharon Stefano Bob Stewart Jerry Steele Sharon Sutton Judy Svenningsen Christine Swalick Frank Szepanski Jan Taylor Joan Thomas Judy Thomas Ray Tobias Randy Tomsic Mildred Tubich Dona Tudor Harold Tunis Carol Van Senus Eddie Vickerman Tim Volkman Lois Walder Dolores Walker Carole Wampler Bill Ward Judy Watson Bill Wein Daniel Weis Pat Weiss Darryl Welty Esther West Ray White Clem Wiechecki Barbara Williams James Williams Martha Williams Donna Woerner Lamont Wolff Sharon Woolsey Dave Wright Ralph Yanek Gail Zea Betty Zitko Page 101 Class of 1960 Frosh Learn Locker Combinations, Study Mythology and Geography Nancy Feldt was elected president of the class of I960; David Wollin, vice-president, and Betty Takacs, secretary-treasurer. The freshmen enjoyed the 1956- 57 school year, when they could finally attend high school dances, when those of them who took Latin at last learned how to conjugate sum, when they read David Copper- field. The class officers tried to have the class sponsor several money- making events but were unsuccess- ful. FRESHMAN OFFICERS: David Wollin, Nancy Feldt, and Betty Takacs. Sally Aageberg Ron Adelsperger Paul Ammerman Bessie Anderson Ronald Bach Judith Baggarly Eleanor Baldin Eleanore Balka Marilyn Balog Gary Barnes Barbara Barr Kathie Barragree Margaret Baut Janet Bedwell Ned Berbeco Amie Bern Barbara Bernard Peggy Bevan Judy Bogan Wayne Bohacik Jim Boland Mary Bolen Ronald Bond Frank Boskovich George Bradbum Juanita Brady Kathy Brady Greg Brockman Richard Brooke Sandra Buldak Marge Burton Don Butler Shirley Byrd David Byrne Page 102 Sandy Capalby Sheila Carlson Carla Carstensen Jack Carter June Cernevski Ray Chandos Rhea Christensen Bernie Churilla Marcia Cook Judy Cotterell Jackie Cozad George Crum Jim Crum Pat Daugherty Catherine Davich Fred Davidson Ed Dedelow Hazel Deissler Diane De Larbre Dennis Diehl Willy Diehl Nancy Dittrich Connie Doughman Albert Drangmeister Pat Drapach Maura Duffy Carole Eichelberger Lorraine Evans Carol Evert Nancy Feldt Eugene Feller Linda Felty Maureen Ferguson Donna Fitzwater Richard Fleming Richard Florence Beverly Ford Alice Forsberg Carol Fox Roberta Fox Judy Fredel Cathy Frigyes Bonnie Gaither Gary Gardner Richard Gardner Wendy Gasper Pam Gaughan Dorothy Gensel Bill Goodson Kay Goodson Ralph Goodwine Richard Gaydos Edwina Grcevic Marilyn Gruska Edward Guzis Carol Hanson Linda Hart Connie Hatfield Jim Hayden Neena Hayworth Carol Helding Bill Henderson Shirly Hess Lee Hickman Jerry Hicks Tom Hoffman Carol Holloway Virginia Holloway Davie Holmes Barbara Horvath Bob Hrustyk Jack Hutchinson Bonnie Jackowski Leroy Johnson Linda Johnson Marilyn Johnson Ray Johnson Ed Johnston Harold Jones Jim Kackley Judy Keiller Sandra Kessler Margaret Kestner Diane Kirkland Linda Klein Ronald Klindt Frank Komar Judy Kominiak Elberta Kotulski Phil Kozubal Dennis Kramer Joe Krol Karla Krughoff Saundra Laffoon Judy Lambert Melvin Lammertin Sharon Lawhead Sherrie Lazar Madelyn Lee Wayne Lee Bob Lipsig Kenneth Lessie Linda Liming Lloyd Lohse Margaret Lueck Leslie MacDonald Mary Ellen Magill Barbara Mang Judy Man ter Bob Marovich Joe Marshall Pam Martin Shirley Martin Roberta Mauger Danny Mayden Barbara McAnally Roberta McGee Donna McGinnis Marlene McMillan Marie Melton Mike Merrill Sandy Miksich Darlene Miller Kathryn Mirzalli Pat Miscosky Marlene Misiewicz Bob Morris Wilma Muffett Chuck Muller Naomi Murchek Henry Mysliwy Ada Neal Sandy Neal Sharon Neely Bonnie Nelson Arnold Nemcek Richard Nischan LeRoy Noble Janet Novath Jerry Oiler Ken O ' Neal Tom Osmon Larry Overman Pat Parker Nancy Parkovich Annetta Parrish Karlos Patterson Paul Patterson Bill Peterson Betty Peto James Pettit Alice Petyo Jerry Planer Carol Pop Wayne Pope Sandra Porter Joan Primich Georjean Pumnea Mell Rambo Frank Ratkey Page 104 Stanley Relinski Jim Repko Richard Reynolds Daryle Riegle Karen Rosek Marlene Rosek Carole Rosenberger Bob Rosenski Ronald Ross Gerald Rouse Tona Royer Bob Russell Irene Rutkowski Ken Salyer Martha Scholler Leonard Schwartz Agnes Scofield Barbara Seydel Sue Sharkey Kathy Sheaks Harold Shirley Joan Sherby Carole Shoemaker Helen Shoemaker Franklin Sikich Claudia Sipe John Skertich Jerry Smalley Don Smith Donna Smith Pat Smith Winifred Smith Joel Smolen Joan Socket Carol Ann Socks Joe Solan Jim Somerville Janice Sorrels June Spear Eloise Stark Lavonne Stavitzke Kathleen Steele Arthur Steinman Orvel Stephenson Nancy Stephenson Joyce Stevens Bill Stewart Jim Stivers Kathy Stojkovich Carole Stowers Frank Suto Gerry Swearingen Donna Szafarczyk Betty Takacs David Teagarden Betty Thieling Terry Toomey Priscilla Torpey Pat Van Gorp Judy Vezeau Sheilia Virag Salli Von Almen Ruth Walker Patty Wall Jerry Waugaman William Weatherford Lois Wells Marlene White Nancy Wiggins Carole Williams Tom Wilson David Wollin Miriam Worman Shirley Yarusinsky Adrienne Zallen Tim Zaremba Janet Zawadzki Viola Ziller Lillian Zimmerman Marianne Zlotnik The adults who run Morton are always ready to give one advice or assistance . . . Page 106 THE WELFARE of 20,000 young persons in the Hammond Public Schools is in the hands of the Hammond Board of School Trustees and the city school administrators, who are shown in this photo: Row 1 — Dr. Henry Eggers, board president; Mrs. Mar- garet Allen, board member; Harold Chase, board secretary; Lee L. Caldwell, superin- tendent of schools, and Charles Scott, board member. Row 2 — Donald Gavit, business manager; Columbus Smith, board treasurer; John Beckman, attorney; M. Herb Thorsen, director of attendance and welfare; Charles Schonert, superintendent of buildings and grounds, and R. B. Miller, assistant super- intendent of schools. Because of highly-trained teachers and efficient school trustees and ad- ministrators, M H S has extremely high teaching standards. High School Teachers City School Trustees and Officials, Morton ' s Principal Administrators Run the School MHS Faculty Members Teach so that Their Students May Learn ALBERT W. CLARK. Sheridan. Ind.; B. S., Central Normal C., and M. S., Butler U.; prin- cipal. MISS M. AILEEN ALLMAN. Rensselaer, Ind.; B. A., North- western U., M. A.. U. of Wis- consin. and B. L. S., U. of Chi- cago; librarian. CHARLES BAY, Evansville; B. S.. Indiana State Teachers C.; associate band director. W. WINSTON BECKER, Hunt- ington, Ind.; A. B.. Hunting- ton C., and M. S., Indiana U.; attendance director; teacher, speech; sponsor, Forensics Club and debate team. MRS. LENA BONEBRAKE. Shelburn, Ind.; B. A.. Indiana State Teachers C.; teacher, algebra and general mathe- matics; sponsor, Y-Teens chap- ter. MRS. OLIVE S. BYERS, Cory- don, Ind.; B. A. and M. A., Indiana U.; teacher, economics, world history, and American government; sponsor, Historical Society chapter and class of 1958. Page 107 CHARLES B. CHIDESTER, Berea, Ky.; A. B., Yale U., and M. A., U. of Kentucky; tea- cher, algebra and commercial mathematics; counselor, classes of 1957 and 1961. FRANK CONCIALDI, Chicago Heights; B. S.. Northern Ill- inois State Teachers C., and M. A., Colorado State C. of Edu- cation; teacher, mechanical drawing; sponsor, Games Club. MRS. BESS CONRAD, Lansing; A. B., U. of Illinois; teacher, English. MISS VIRGINIA DA IS. Oska- loosa, Iowa; B. S., North- western U.; teacher, English; sponsor, class of 1957. MISS ANNA EVANOFF, Gary; B. S.. U. of Cincinnati, and M. S., Purdue U.; teacher, cloth- ing and home nursing; spon- sor, JRC chapter. GLENN E. FLANSBURG, Syca- more, 111.; B. S., Northern Illinois State Teachers C., and graduate work, DePaul U.; tea- cher, algebra; sponsor, MHS Association; counselor, class of 1960; faculty manager, athletics. ROBERT FRASER, Polo, 111.; B. E., Northern Illinois State Teachers C., and M. A., State U. of Iowa; teacher, wood shop; coach, varsity basket- ball; sponsor, M-Club. JACK GEORGAS, Munster; B. S. and M. S., Indiana U.; tea- cher, U. S. history and soci- ology; sponsor, Hi-Y chapter: coach, frosh football, reserve basketball, and baseball. ARTHUR R. GIBSON, Andrew, Iowa; B. S., Monmouth C., Ph. M.. U. of Wisconsin, and a-v supervisor ' s certificate, In- diana U.; audio - visual co- ordinator; sponsor. Cinema Club. MISS LAURA GIBSON, St. Francisville, 111.; B. S., Wash- ington U.; school nurse; spon- sor, FNA. ROBERT GOLLNER, Ham- mond; B. S., Butler U.; tea- cher, geography; assistant coach, football. MRS. ESTELLE GRESS, Ham- mond; B. S., Indiana U.; tea- cher, typing and salesmanship; sponsor, MHS Association. MISS MARJORIE GROVES. Corder, Mo.; A. B., U. of Missouri, and M. A.. U. of Chi- cago; teacher, geometry and trigonometry; program co- ordinator and counselor, class of 1958. MRS. LUCY E. HACK. Rich- mond, Ind.; A. B., Indiana U.; teacher, English; sponsor, The- ater Guild, Junior Theater Guild, and Stage Crew. MRS. ESTHER A. HAND, Lyn- don, 111.; B. S., U. of Illinois, and graduate work, Indiana U., Carnegie Inst, of Technology. Purdue U., and U. of Akron; teacher, physics and chemistry; sponsor, Phy-Chem Club. Page 108 DONALD HARPER, Indian- apolis; B. S., Indiana U., and graduate work, U. of Chicago; G uidance director and dean of oys; teacher, biology and psy- chology; sponsor, Booster Club. MISS MABEL V. HUNTER, Omaha; B. A., Nebraska State Teachers C., and graduate work. State U. of Iowa; teacher, American literature and com- position; sponsor, NHS chapter. MRS. DORIS JOHNSON, Keo- kuk, Iowa; B. S. State U. of Iowa; teacher, physical edu- cation. MRS. NORMA K. KELLY, Rockwell City, Iowa; B. A., State U. of Iowa. M. A.. U. of Colorado; teacher, English lit- erature, composition, journal- ism, and English; sponsor, Mor- tonite. RALPH L. KELLY, Flora, HI.; B. S., Bradley U., and M. S., Indiana U.; teacher, American government, U. S. history, and sociology; sponsor, HI-Y chap- ter and Historical Society chapter. MISS KAY M. LEIPOLD, Elk- hart; B. S. and graduate work, Indiana U.; teacher, bookkeep- ing, general business, and per- sonal typing; sponsor, Booster Club. MISS PAULINE LOCKHART, Linneus, Mo.; B. S., Northeast Missouri State Teachers C.; teacher, geography. NICK G. LUKETIC, Hammond; B. S. and M. A., Ball State Teachers C.; teacher, business law, bookkeeping, and general business; sponsor, monitors; coach, reserve football, fresh- man basketball, and frosh-soph track. MISS JACQUELINE MARTINE, Hammond; B. S., Northwest Missouri State Teachers C., and graduate work, Indiana U.; tea- cher, home economics; sponsor. Girls ' Club. JOHN MELTON, Swayzee, Ind.; B. Mus., Valparaiso U., and M. Mus., Northwestern U.; tea- cher, instrumental music; di- rector, band and orchestra. MISS BARBARA MILLER. Terre Haute; B. S. and M. S., Indiana State Teachers C.; tea- cher. vocal music; director, chotr. MRS. HARRIETTE M. MOY- LAN, Boston; B. S., Mass- achusetts State Teachers C. t and graduate work, Indiana U.; teacher. English and speech; editorial adviser, Top Hat. MISS DELLA NARCISI. Chi- cago; B. A., Grinnell C.; tea- cher, Spanish and English; sponsor, Spanish Club. GEORGE H. NELSON, Ham- mond; B. S., Western Illinois State Teachers C., and grad- uate work, U. of Chicago; tea- cher, geography; sponsor. Travel Club. FRANK PALKO, East Chicago; B. S., Indiana U.: teacher, English and speech; sponsor. Forensics Club. Page 109 JULIAN H. RASMUSSEN, Chi- cago; B. S., Roosevelt U., and graduate work, U. of Chicago and Northwestern U.; teacher, biology; sponsor, Biology Club and Photo Club. PHIL F. ROBASKA, South Bend; A. B., Illinois State Normal U., and M. A., North- western U.; teacher, job-and- trade information. WALTER P. RUFF, Chicago; B. A., U. of Illinois, and M. S., Indiana U.; teacher, Latin; sponsor, class of 1958. MISS EVELYN L. SCHURR, Lima, Ohio; B. S., U. of Michigan, and M. S.. Purdue U.; dean of girls; teacher, phy- sical education; sponsor, GAA chapter and cheerleaders. MRS. DOROTHY J. SMITH, Indianapolis; B. S., Indiana U.; teacher, shorthand, typing, and stenography. MRS. DOROTHY SODERBERG, Iron Mountain, Mich.; B. A., Eastern Michigan C. of Edu- cation, and graduate work, U. of Michigan; teacher, clerical practice; ousiness adviser, Top Hat. GERALD D. SPITZER, Ham- mond; B. A., Indiana Cen- tral C., and graduate work, Indiana U.; teacher, biology. MRS. NANCY SQUIBB, Ham- mond; B. S. and M. S., In- diana U., teacher, plane geom- etry and general mathematics. MRS. ELIZABETH T. STIER, Galesburg, 111.; B. S., Knox C.; teacher, home management. HOWARD E. STOUT, Muncie; B. S., Ball State Teachers C., and M. S., Indiana U.; teacher, U. S. history and health and safety; coach, cross country, freshman basketball, and var- sity track. MISS MAY VIRDEN, Rowan, Iowa; B. A., Cornell C., and graduate work, State U. of Iowa and Northwestern U.; teacher, English; sponsor, The- ater Guild, Junior Theater Guild, and Stage Crew. MRS. MARGARET WALKER, East Chicago; B. S., Ohio State U., and M. A., North- western U.; sponsor, FT A chapter. ANTHONY P. WAURO, Ham- mond; B.F.A. and M. F. A., School of the Chicago Art Institute; teacher, art; spon- sor, Top Hat, Art Club. MISS LOUISE WILLIAMS, Vanduser, Mo.; B.S., South- east Missouri State Teachers C.; teacher, geography; spon- sor, FTA chapter. MAUREY ZLOTNIK. Ham- mond; B. S., Indiana State Teachers C.; teacher, physical education; coach, varsity foot- ball; sponsor, M-Club. Page 110 Office, Cafeteria, Custodial Personnel Personnel Help School To Run Well MORTON’S CUSTODIAL staff consisted of Mrs. Victoria Quigley, Mrs. Mary Harrison, Carl Rein- hardt, Kenneth Hahney, James Cox, James Barley, Mrs. Catherine Boring, and Mrs. Helen Zollner. Always ready and willing to help MHS students were the school’s of- fice, cafeteria, and custodial workers. MRS. MARTHA Constant, Mrs. Leona Gar- son, Mrs. Clara Marion, and Mrs. Martha Shafer prepared and served the delicious meals in the Morton cafeteria. A coincidence occurred at Morton Junior High, Elementary Teachers this year: the school had 354 ele- mentary and 354 junior high pupils at the start of the second semester. In charge of instructing these pupils were 27 capable teachers. They Instruct Young Mortonites JUNIOR HIGH TEACHERS: Row 1 (ver- tical) — Miss Jacqueline Martine, Arthur Gibson, Mrs. Elizabeth Stier, Miss Pauline Lockhart, Dale Skelton, and Marvin Wheeler. Row 2 — Anthony Wauro, Mrs. Bess Conrad, Mrs. Doris Johnson, Frank Concialdi, Wil- liam Todd, and Robert Gollner. Row 3 — Miss Barbara Miller, Gerald Spitzer, Mrs. Nora Baker, Mrs. Margaret Walker, and Robert Cochran. ELEMENTARY TEACHERS: Row 1— Mrs. Alice Bailey, Miss Ruth Andersen, Miss Louise Alpaugh, and Mrs. Florence Mills. Row 2 — Miss Jane Morgan, Miss Audra Blunt, Mrs. Dorothy Sherrick, Miss Verda Abbott, Mrs. Edna Shoemaker, and Miss Mary Pastor. Page 111 Local businessmen know the value of high school students ' patronage . . . MAKING GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS AND PLEASING YOU - THIS IS OUR DESIRE - and HIS STAFF Page 115 Mrs. Isabel Payne " Baubles, bangles, and beads " Compliments of KENWOOD APARTMENTS, INC. Congratulations to the Class of 1957 MASTEY JEWELERS 6627 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana GLOMBECK HARDWARE Since 1923 6910 Kennedy Ave. Compliments of RAY ' S BARBER SHOP 6829 Kennedy Ave. SHARON MAE’S VARIETY GIFT SHOP 6940 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana BEST WISHES to the 1957 Graduates of Morton High School DAVE TOLCHINSKY Tllden 4-1915 INDIANAPOLIS PHARMACY 7011 Indianapolis Blvd. WOODMAR ' S PRESCRIPTION CENTER DEL’S DOG “N” SUDS 6647 Kennedy Ave. Page 116 Tllden 4-0430 ARTHUR A, HESS Real Estate SPECIALIZING IN LOTS AND ACRES SELECTED HOME LISTINGS 7030 Kennedy Ave. The Hammond Times Formerly The Lake County Times FREEDOM ' S KEY TO BETTER LIVING - IS YOUR NEWSPAPER THE HAMMOND TIMES Hammond, Indiana CALUMET REGION ' S HOME NEWSPAPER We wish the 1957 graduating class a very prosperous and healthful life CANOES’ PIZZA VILLA 6310 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana H ESS V ILLE LAUNDROMAT 7234 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Joe Byers Hey, Joe! What ' s wrong? Westinghouse Half-Hour Laundromat Service AGENCY FOR HOPMAN DRY CLEANING Save 10 Per Cent on Cash and Carry Operated by CHESTER and BELLE MORTON BYERS HEATING CO. Armstrong Furnaces — Gas and Oil Conversions ARNET E. BYERS 6213 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana VAN SENUS AUTO PARTS Compliments of THE DRIV-O-MATIC DRIVE-IN 6920 Kennedy Ave. Hammond (Hessville), Indiana 7206 Calumet Ave. Hammond, Indiana CUSTOM ENGINE REBUILDING PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS Phones: Tllden 4-2900 - BAyport 1-1800 Betty Krupa " And the cupboard was bare. " Congratulations to THE CLASS OF 1957 from DICK’S GROCERY 6445 Kennedy Ave. LET US MAKE YOUR HOUSE A HOME VIERK ' S Hessville Furniture TELEVISION AND APPLIANCES 6725-27 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Tllden 4-8320 Pat White and Lloyd Klamut Shopping or . . .? Phone Tllden 4-9055 CARLSON’S WATCH REPAIRING - JEWELRY 6821 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Page 117 Dale Spidel " Please fix my clock. " Dick Mings and Fred Jazyk MAYOR EDWARD C. DOWLING FIFIELD PHARMACY 6729 Kennedy Ave. Hessville Phone Tllden 4-8025 ffintudl tforhuarp (Eo. DEL’S DAIRY QUEEN ICE CREAM 6642 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana CONSUMERS ROOFING CO., INC. H. R. GLUTH and SONS Established 1886 PAINTS - GLASS - HOUSEWARES 6641 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana YOUR LOCAL ROOFERS WEstmore 2-3304 2323 165th St. Hammond, Indiana Page 119 ill B OF WOOD tVI VFi Bi 7005-07 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD. HAMMOND, INDIANA HOMER’S SERVICE STATION HOMER CROFFOOT, Proprietor Gas — Oils — Tires — Accessories Auto Repairs 7104 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana CARRI-ANN’S 6813 Kennedy Ave. Junior Fashions for That JUST RIGHT LOOK JANTZEN - JONATHAN LOGAN cHildzgarcl ' s., One. JUVENILE FURNITURE CHILDREN’S FASHIONS INFANTS WEAR TOYS HILDEGARD TRAVER TlLDEN 4-2680 7209 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD. HAMMOND, INDIANA Compliments of ART ' S BARBER SHOP 6113 Kennedy Ave. Compliments of BROADWIN TV 6547 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana We invite all graduating seniors to join the MORTON ADULT ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION in in? m hi Congratulations HUBER FUNERAL HOME VIRGIL J. HUBER Day — Ambulance Service — Night Dial Tllden 4-1278 LOU BROWNLEE BARBER SHOP 2832 169th St. Hammond, Indiana Success to THE GRADUATING CLASS OF 1957 COLONIAL DRUG STORE Phone Tllden 4-5210 7207 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, Indiana 7051 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana STATE FARM AGENCY 7014 Kennedy Ave. TERRY J. FISHER, Agent Auto, Life, Fire Insurance Call Tllden 4-3155 for a Savings on Auto Insurance HANSEN’S DIVERS SUPPLY The One and Only AQUA LUNG Complete Line of Skin-Diving Equipment Phone TEmple 8-7495 3750 Ridge Rd. Highland, Indiana COOK ' S MUSIC SHOP Compliments of FERRIS STANDARD SERVICE 169th St. and Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Latest Records CONN, BUESCHER, AND OLDS BAND INSTRUMENTS PIANOS AND ORGANS Lessons on All Instruments 6947 Indianapolis Blvd., Woodmar Tllden 5-0270 3804 Main St., Indiana Harbor East Chicago 5018 Page 121 HESSVILLE LUMBER SUPPLY CO, EVERYTHING IN THE BUILDING LINE COAL - PAINTS 6835-37 Kennedy Ave. Phone Tllden 4-9115 KELLY’S DRIVE-IN 6914 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, Indiana Compliments of MR. AND MRS. GEORGE L. BOCKEN Congratulations to THE CLASS OF 1957 HILL’S HAMMOND TIMES NEWS AGENCY 6804 Kennedy Ave. KESSLER’S BARBER SHOP 7122 Kennedy Ave. Keep Yourself Well-Groomed HOURS: 8 A.M. to 6 P.M. Clojed Wedne»day All Doy FOLLOW THE CROWDS to the SERENADE DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT Indianapolis Blvd. at 169th St. Hammond, Indiana TOWN AND COUNTRY HOME IMPROVEMENT COMPANY 7026 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Page 122 20th CENTURY TUXEDO RENTALS 157 HALSTEAD ST. HARVEY, ILLINOIS Tony DeRosa, Greta Simpson, and Bob Henry PRINTERS - LITHOGRAPHERS Specialists in School Annuals NORTH STATE PRESS, Inc. 4818 CALUMET AVE. HAMMOND, INDIANA Page 123 Bob Alexander Compliments of CALUMET CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION 1247 169th ST. HAMMOND, INDIANA HESSVILLE DEPARTMENT STORE Shoes and Clothing for the Entire Family 6723 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Phone Tllden 4-8142 MILLER Compliments of REALTY AND INSURANCE 7002 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, Indiana Jim Somerville " Fill ' er up, Mister! " Congratulations to the Class of 1957 MILLER’S PHILLIPS 66 SERVICE and we do mean SERVICE TIRES - BATTERIES - CAR WASH - LUBRICATION 6704 Kennedy Ave. 7341 Indianapolis Blvd. Hessville Woodmar Tllden 4-9805 Tllden 4-9742 Open 6 A.M. to 12 P.M. Open All Night — ■ GREGORY’S SUPER MARKET AND DRUG STORE 7244 KENNEDY AVE. HAMMOND, INDIANA Gloria Kalena and Carol Kantor Having a party? Tllden 4-6294 ROY’S RELIABLE REPAIRS Compliments of Specialists in All Small Home Appliances Radio and TV LUDDY’S MARKET 6810 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Congratulations MCDONALD’S DRIVE-IN Home of the 15-Cent Hamburger LAKE FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION NEWEST HOME OF THRIFT IN THE STATE Tllden 4-6440 2734 169th St. Hammond, Indiana For the Finest in Dry Cleaning HOPMAN CLEANERS 731 Sibley St. Hammond, Indiana Phone WEstmore 2-5040 — Two Convenient Locations — 7234 Kennedy Ave., Hessville 169th St. and Magoun Ave., Woodmar Page 125 MEADE ELECTRIC COMPANY OF INDIANA, INC. CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEERS 1825 Summer St. Hammond, Indiana BAyport 1-3524 WEstmore 2-2100 Phone Tl Iden 4-7955 RUSSUL ' S MENS WEAR HESSVILLE 6719 Kennedy Ave. (Reared to TIRES - BATTERIES - ACCESSORIES KISH’S SERVICE Tllden 4-6877 6815 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana LUBRICATION AND BRAKE SERVICE Tllden 4-9714 6247 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana FAT BOY DRIVE-IN 7 Met Tftcwtfa, O SullivOK INVITE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO BE THEIR GUESTS AWAY FROM HOME HARDWARE PAINT HOUSEWARES LAWN AND GARDEN SUPPLIES Stern’s WOODMAR HARDWARE, 7025 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, Indiana Phone Tllden 4-1440 THE NOOK Restaurant 6205 Kennedy Ave, Hammond, Indiana INC. TRIPLE “J” FOOD MARKET 6934 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana HnmmRfiERS SIP BITE Open All Night 6818 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Phone Tllden 4-9791 Page 128 mmm SB 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 school 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. You 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 Region 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. I nland Steel Company serves the nation —and it can serve you, too, in the exciting days ahead. Inland Steel Company, 3210 Walling St., East Chitnao.lnd. READMORE GIFT SHOP 6819 Kennedy Ave. Tllden 4-4900 MAGAZINES - NEWSPAPERS - GIFTS Best Wishes to the Class of 1957 SCHLESINGER Your MLS Realtor 6818 Indianapolis Blvd. Phone Tllden 4-4747 Compliments of SOLINA’S BAKERY Congratulations to the Class of 1957 from VAN GORP SON Kathryn Snyder " A key to a home is a key to happiness " BLOOMBERG AGENCY 2732 1 69tfv St. Hammond, Indiana Compliments of TED ' S RESTAURANT 6731 Kennedy Ave. Compliments of TEIBEL’S Catering to Weddings Phone UNion 5-6161 Pat Kukta, Carol Kantor, Peggy Mauger, and Betty Krupa OOOhhh - - - Elvis! Congratulations to the Class of 1957 LUCHENES ' SPORT CENTER 6831 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana COWAN BUILDERS 7024 KENNEDY AVE. HAMMOND, INDIANA Tllden 4-4110 JANC DRUGS 6737 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana Phone Tllden 4-8510 HESSVILLE STONE AND CEMENT 7344 ALEXANDER AVE. HAMMOND, INDIANA ARTIM TRUCKING COMPANY 7105 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana We believe that we have found what we were searching for . .

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