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

 - Class of 1962

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F it is_ FMVllS gl TO B?W OWNt- SVllP THIS YEARBOOK VOLUME, IX v uol ik-. Jr!.y ? r ots ° n ot«Ns . mmm HiMj im®l pf2 C$M Morton Is The Key MHS students have many opportunities unlocked to them — opportunities in scholastic achievement, organization, companionship, sportsmanship, social activity, and patronage. Morton presents these oppor¬ tunities by being a key itself. Symbolistic of the spirit behind Morton’s unlocked opportunities is the Morton High School key. This small black and gold key is given by a local jeweler as a charm to be worn by graduating seniors. By having this key, seniors will look back on the past years with fond memories of the experiment that blew up in the chemistry lab, the ball team rated sec¬ ond in the state, the senior banquet where everybody stuffed themselves with goodies, and finally, graduation where the tears were in as great an abundance as the caps and gowns. Even the small,. seemingly unimpor¬ tant things will be remembered—coke parties before a big dance, slumber parties where no one really slept, and mad lunches with classmates in the cafeteria. Many students have delighted in the adventure of attendihg Morton for four years. Because of this “fron¬ tier” each day is a challenge, even though it might be only a small one, and it brings them closer to the goals they wish to achieve. Through diligent study and complete cooperation students begin to approach these goals. Morton’s key will unlock future opportunities be¬ cause it will not only give students knowledge, sports¬ manship, and companionship but will definitely aid them in becoming a well-rounded adult. Clubs organize and supervise special projects. The Booster Club provided the award-winning sectional cheering block. Morton Offered Contents Gtcfanijatiens Social Activities Academic Achievements £pwtsmanskijt CcmpanichShi 2 Patnnage Various Opportunities Social activities include many weekly sock hops. Karen Milton, Connie Williams, Norm Houser and Micki McGinnis do the twist. Academics are the mainspring of Morton. Many students realize this fact and study during their lunch hour in the library. These stu¬ dents are Beryl Fry, Mary Kay Thegze, and Pat Walsh. page 6 page 22 page SO page 66 page 90 page 136 for All Students This Past Year Morton Is The Key to Social Activities Memories of the bright, dazzling merriment of the Inaugural Ball and Prom will long linger with Mor¬ ton students. The sock-hops, plays, concerts, fall festi¬ vals, and even the lunch hours spent in the Student Center are only some of Morton’s student activities. Not only are these events a wonderful opportunity for students to have fun with fellow classmates but also to adapt themselves to cooperating with people outside of the classroom. MHS social activities are the finished products of many hours of hard work by the students. Students plan the entire event: when and where it should be, how it should look, and who should make and sell the tickets. When all the plans of the projects are neatly put together, the result is the best social pro¬ gram a school can offer its students. Morton, by offering this type of social program, meets the needs of the students for places to go and enjoy themselves. These activities give a student the opportunity to plan and work out a project in the way he feels best. In this way he may be a witness to the result of his plans, whether good 6r bad. Because Morton does provide an extensive social program, the students have the opportunity of gain¬ ing knowledge not offered to them in a classroom— the knowledge of getting along with other people. Student Association Heads Activities Student Association President Terry Collins swears in his cabinet Cheryl Bothwell, Secretary of Safety Richard Kozdras, Secretary members who are—Secretary of Social Affairs Peg Smock, Secre- of the Treasury Kay Hemingway, and Secretary of Justice Donald tary of the Student Center Eddie Baker, Secretary of Assemblies Sharpe, all new appointments for 1961-62. Inauguration ceremonies were brought to order on November 7, 1961, with the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem. Terry Collins, president, Byron Gregory, vice-president, and Judy Kors, re¬ corder, were sworn into office by Principal A. W. Clark. President Collins gave an Inaugural Address and presided over the remainder of the assembly. Judy Kors and Byron Gregory then gave summaries of their offices and duties. Association Representatives, Senators, and Cabi¬ net Members were sworn in by Mr. Clark and intro¬ duced to the new executive officers. The Inauguration assembly was brought to a close in the traditional way—repeating the pledge of the Morton student. The Inauguration was completed by the annual Inaugural Ball, a semi-formal dance held November 23, 1961, with grades nine through twelve in atten¬ dance. Officers of the past Association were invited. Other executive members of the Morton High School Student Association, being sworn-in by President Terry Collins following the Inauguration ceremonies held in the auditorium are—Recorder Judith Kors and Vice-President Byron Gregory. Strives for Betterment of Morton High Caught in the act of raiding the icebox after the Inaugural Ball are Pam Evans, Jack Harris, Don Dakin, and Bob Bales. This year ' s Inaugural Ball, honoring the Association President Terry Collins, drew students to Saint Michael’s Hall on Thanksgiving Day. After most social activities Morton students make fully stocked iceboxes their first stop. After their plates are loaded with various left overs or other goodies, the kids grab colas and head for the basement to dance, talk: or just relax. Page Nine During a tussle with a long-time business competitor Lanny Bar¬ nett (left) smears a brush full of paint on Byron Gregory ' s face. Cindy Kackley tries to break up the fight which was over a big business deal while Verna Mae Getslaff and Gail Piecarczyk look on helplessly. The fight resulted In an agreement to colloborate on the business deal that they were both trying to negotiate and go Into business together, even though they had been rivals since they were in grade school together. It was not only the little dog but also the capacity audiences that laughed when they saw this year’s play presented on a Thurs¬ day and a Friday night. Under the direction of the new drama coach Miss Looze, the cast presented the farce, “The Little Dog Laughed,” about a college sophomore who came home to psychoanalyze her fam¬ ily and friends, only to find that she was the one that needed to adjust. Af¬ ter trying to change every¬ one she found that they could do all right alone. Presentation of Two Comical Plays Receives Praise of Capacity Crowds Trying to escape detection, another store clerk (Lanny Barnett) attempts to crawl back to his hiding place in the storage closet but is discovered by the keen-eyed Mrs. Levi. Listening carefully as Mrs. Levi tells him about a new prospective bfide, Mr. Vandergelder finds it hard to believe that anyone could be as lovely as Mrs. Levi is describing. Page Eleven Concerts Given By Musk Department Twirling ruffled umbrellas, members of the Girls ' Glee Club sang " Catch a Falling Star " and " Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella " in the Choir members presented “Tuxedo Junction " and " Bye, Bye Blues " in this production number. In slacks and shirts the choir sang these old favorites under the direction of Miss Barbara Miller. spring concert, Serenade to Spring, presented on March 23, 1962. The Choir and the Boys ' Glee Club also participated. Dancing while the Choir sings " Vienna Waltz,” Barbara Josway and Jim Smith gracefully perform the waltz. This number was presented in the fall concert. Music in Many Lands. Playing records to make the time go faster on the Washington trip are Georgene Eichelberger and Sherry Repay. During the pilgrim¬ age to the nation’s capitol, students find other preoccupations such as eating, reading, or just talking. Gladly disembarking. Governors and other Hammond high school students fumble for scattered magazines and luggage at the Wash¬ ington station. After a night with little sleep, the travelers welcome a chance to stretch and get some exercise. Students Journey To Nation’s Capitol More than 200 Morton, Hammond High, Clark and Tech students made the annual pilgrimage for juniors and seniors to the nation’s capitol this year. Six days were spent getting acquainted with the city of Washington and nearby colonial towns. Enroute to the capitol, a stop was made at Marion Ohio, where chartered buses took the group, first to the Ohio Wesleyan University Campus in Marion, and then to the Ohio State University campus in Colum¬ bus for a complete tour. At the Washington station students put on their coats, grabbed their luggage, and collected their wits before going to the Raleigh Hotel. After checking into their rooms at the hotel, students were free to do any extra sight-seeing that they wished to include in their itinerary. Chartered buses took the group of tourists to Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Fredericks¬ burg, Virginia, to view historical memorials. They also visited Swannaroe, headquarters of the Univer¬ sity of Science and Philosophy; Stratford, the birth¬ place of Robert E. Lee, general; and Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, first president. Having tired themselves out with all the walk¬ ing and talking of a picturesque tour, our Hoosiers were happy to start for Indiana and settled down for a quiet trip home. On the train coming home students exchanged experiences they had had on the trip. During this time they were able to recooperate and prepare for their morning classes. Paying respect to one of the nation’s most honored monuments, students stand quietly during the changing of the guard, a very ceremonious procedure, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This monument, located in Arlington National Cemetery, is only one of the many historically famous places that the tourists visited while on the a nnual tour to the eastern part of the country. Page Thirteen Outside Activities Interest Students Morton provides oppor¬ tunities for its students to participate in various out¬ side activities. During the summer clubs sponsor students ' trips to institutes at colleges and universities both in and out of state. Journalism, math and science, Y- Teens, World Affairs, twirling, and debate con¬ ferences were among the many activities in which Morton students took part during the summer. Advertising the senior play, Miss Looze leads the cast of ‘‘The Matchmaker " in singing about its performances. Cast members dres¬ sed in old-fashioned clothes, to suggest the play ' s setting. Boys’ and Girls’ State representatives for 1962 are these six juniors: Ron Stanis, Gene Tomsic, Bruce Byrne. Cynthi a Kackley, Carolyn Winsberg, and Barbara Josway. During the summer they will study the state gc remment at Indiana University. Students attending institutes in 1961 put on an assembly to report to the student body about their experiences. Here Paul Stivers, who was in national debate competition, reacts violently to the remark, “Only third in the nation!” Page Fourteen Sobbing and laughing after the Morton victory over Whiting dur- Polochak, Kay Hemingway, and Marge Moorehead accept congrat- ing the sectionals, Morton cheerleaders Cathy Faussett, Michele ulations and good-luck wishes from Whiting cheerleaders. MHS Students Prepare for Sectionals Boosting team and school spirits with a pep assembly before sec- Morton ' s Big Governor of the sectionals, Tom Kolish, accepts the tionals were these students—Tom Kolish, Joel Mixon, Sondra Gal- coveted sectional sportsmanship trophy from Mr. Emil Krejci. limore, Russ Barron, and Sherrell Thomas. Page Fifteen Bonfire And Bus Trips Entertain All Buses crowded with students, clothes, and sack lunches carried the mighty Governers to some of the “away” football and basketball games. Yells and cheers kept the Governors’ spirit high. Class yells kept competition raging dur¬ ing the long bus trip. Praise of favorite play¬ ers rung through the buses before and after the game. Governors took many comforts of home on their excursions. Pillows, blankets, changes of clothes, and sack lunches were among the most common articles seen heaped on the seats and floors. Booster Club sponsored the buses for the students, but some adults found the bus trip sponsored by the Morton Adult Athletic As¬ sociation an exciting experience. Bonfire, game, parade, and dance were among the many exciting activities that brought the stu¬ dents into the real “swing” of school affairs dur¬ ing Homecoming. The Homecoming bonfire the night before the game drew people of all ages to the blacktop in back of the school. A war-whooping group of Indian braves danced around the fire and brought a climax to their dance by burning a Bishop Noll football player in effigy. Students ended the evening’s activities with a dance on the blacktop. Gradually students drifted away to go home and start preparations for the coming “big day.” Expressing surprise at the Can¬ nibal (Vernon Arnold) bringing a shrunken head to contribute is the narrator of the assembly Jack Harris, while Villian (Byron Gre¬ gory) looks on. People represent¬ ing the different walks of life each brought something for Kim Chun Yung and then collected money from the audience. Charity Counts with Morton Students Looking healthy and happy, Kim Chun Yung admires the Christmas present, a snowsuit which was sent to him by MHS foster parents. Supporting Korean War orphan Kim Chun Yung and collecting canned goods for the Thanksgiving Hi-Y baskets were two of the charitable projects that the Morton student body undertook this year. Adopting Kim was originally the idea of the Historical Club which sponsored the money raising campaign for Kim’s upkeep. Last year’s seniors be¬ gan the tradition of passing the parentship of Kim on to the graduating class of the next year. The students responded enthusiastically to the Hi-Y Club’s request to contribute canned goods for several less fortunate families at Thanksgiving. UOO cans! Gene Sankowski, George Berbeco, and Sondra Gallimore helped the 12As collect the most canned goods for Hi-Y baskets. • 12 A ] iftWMGWBCl DON r OHS Prom Affords Moments to Remember Couples dance cheek-to-cheek in the romantic atmosphere of the year ' s only formal which was the Prom “Moments to Remember,” held at St. Thomas More Hall. Being served at the After-Prom Party which was held at the Woodmar Country Club are Robert Rosinski, Dianne Weedon, and Donald Sharpe. The party provided food and entertainment for students after the prom. Whirling and Swirling in a dream world, students looked from the climax of all social activities back on the events of the past year. Crepe paper and spot-lights transformed the hall into the ballroom for the 1962 Prom held on ' May 26. While the band provided soft dancing music, couples drifted to the dance floor, sipped punch from dainty cups, chatted with all their friends, or just .sat back and tried to capture the entire scene in ' their mem¬ ories. The Junior-Senior Prom was sponsored by the juniors in honor of the year ' s graduating class and was attended By only upperclassmen, graduates, and faculty members. Page Eighteen Students Enjoy Dancing and Skating Oops! Skating isn ' t as easy as it looks as these students discovered at the annual Biology Club Skating Party. Being crowned as Mr. Ugly is Dennis Mierzwa. Kay Hemingway. Homecoming Queen, crowned Dennis at the Hi-Y ' s Mr. Ugjy dance. Schedule for Senior Week Was Hectic The annual Senior-Fa¬ culty Banquet, “Years Gone By,” was held at a local restaurant in Whit¬ ing. Seniors and faculty members feasted on chic¬ ken, beef, and fish while joking and laughing about events in “Years Gone By.” Final activities for sen¬ iors presented a hectic schedule. During senior week, students dressed up according to the day it happened to be. The sen¬ ior assembly, baccalaure¬ ate, and finally commence¬ ment were the closing fin¬ ale to all high school func¬ tions for these students. During senior class week, seniors designated certain days to wear special outfits. Sue Svenningsen. Joel Jane, and Sherry Shadoan are shown here in the student center on dress-up day for seniors. Page Twenty Having already received their diplomas, these graduates file out mates. Following commencement exercises, the 1962 graduates of Civic Center to be congratulated by parents and fellow class- rushed off to open houses to celebrate the event. Commencement Brings Year to A Close Morton Is The Key to Organization Clubs at Morton meet only once a week. However, during that time many important things are decided. They make decisions on the project they will under¬ take, destination of their trips; or how the club can help others. A student may belong to a variety of clubs, depending on his interests. If helping other peo¬ ple interests him, there are some clubs that have but one purpose - to help others. Several clubs, such as math or phy-chem club, are available for students interested in academics. These clubs help a student to gain more knowledge in the subject and find true enjoyment in the course. Booster Club ardently supports the various athletic teams of MHS and provides transportation to many of the “away” games for the student body. These clubs offer unlimited opportunities to stu¬ dents. As an officer a student is faced with the great responsibility of running a well-organized club. The club members must work hard and be active to obtain the full benefits of an organization. Clubs may even help a student discover in what career he may find the best satisfaction. Organizations introduce to stu¬ dents other people with the same interests as theii own. An organization such as art club, photo club, chorus, or band may help develop a talent that the student may never have known existed. Students Receive The Basics of Writing Members of the 1962 editorial staff of the TOP HAT that wrote ROW: Sharon Ferguson, Audrey Dixon. TOP ROW: Beryl and typed copy were—BOTTOM ROW: Karen Shirley, Dennis Fran Torok. The editorial staff proofed and reproofed the Top Musgrave. SECOND ROW: Diane Kominiak, Linda Hedwall. THIRD pages at the end of the year to make the book a success. Page Twenty-four Checking over the size of the type for the 1962 TOP HAT are—BOTTOM ROW: Editor-in-chief Sue Dorman, Sponsor Mrs. Helen Stock, Assistant Editor Sheila Stone. TOP ROW: Assistant Photo Editor Paul Jackson, Chief Photo Editor Ray Hawkins, Photo Advisor Mr. Julian Rasmussen. Under the supervision of Sue Dorman and Sheila Stone the 1962 TOP HAT was issued. The deadlines were met, ad¬ vertising was sold, and copy was written to make the yearbook a success. The members of the staff worked hour after hour to produce an annual that brought them much satisfaction. The editorial staff members wrote, typed, and cut copy to fit the space available. Pictures of the senior class, classrooms, and the clubs were taken by Bodie Studio, and the activity shots were taken by the Photo Club. Diligently working to meet the deadlines, the staff members put out the yearbook that the pupils re¬ ceived the last week of school. Conferences and conventions were at¬ tended by many of the members of the staff. In the preceding summer Sue Dorman and Sheila Stone attended a two-week summer course in yearbook techniques at Indiana University. Through The Study of Journalism Business Staff Balancing the books for the Top Hat was the main job of the business staff. The advertising man¬ agers were in charge of selling a sufficient amount of advertising. Three typ¬ ists aided the staff editors with typing jobs. Managing the advertising and typing for the 1962 Top Hat are these members of the business staff—Assistant Business Manager D. Speelmon, Sponsor Mrs. Soder- berg. Ad. Manager F. Torok, Typ¬ ists L. Williams, J. Commer, J. Blanchard. Advertising Salesmen By selling advertising to local patrons, these students supplemented the income of the yearbook. As they gained knowledge in the field of selling, they also became confident of themselves. Under the supervision of Advertising Manager Fran Torok, the salesmen sold over $2400 of advertising. Homeroom representatives sold over 800 annuals to their fellow classmates—a 25 percent increase from the previous year. Selling the Top Hats was the principal task of the students. Business Man¬ ager Joe Ludders, aided by Assistant Business Manager Diane Speelmon, kept the ledger, organiz¬ ed the books, handled the circulations, and exchang¬ ed yearbooks with other schools. Selling advertising for the 1962 Top Hat were—BOTTOM ROW: J. Hutsler, Advertising Manager F. Torok. C. Wood, Assistant Adver¬ ting Manager D. Speelmon. SECOND ROW: A. Dixon. A. Kish. Seryl Fry. TOP ROW: L. Foster. H. Holsclaw. Top Hat Salesmen Students who sold 1962 Top Hats to their homeroom classmates were—BOTTOM ROW: E. Pitt¬ man, B. White. M. Water. J. Williams. SECOND ROW: M. Johnson, C. Ventrella, M. Eades, M. Suto. THIRD ROW: J. White. B. Beilby, L. Blair, J. Newsome. FOURTH ROW: M. Bledsoe, K. Nemeth. K. Winders. FIFTH ROW: F. Torok, R. Lindsey, C. Myers, B. Bradford. SIXTH ROW: P. Pisowicz, K. Houser, J. Smith. SEVENTH ROW: B. Bales, P. Dodd. J. Peterson. G. Taggart. EIGHTH ROW: B. Se- gally, W. Pelhank, P. Opperman. J. Bujwit. TOP ROW: C. Hill, K. Macey, D. Janeczko. Page Twenty- Well-organized Staff Maintains Paper Checking over galleys of the Mortonite for printer’s errors, the school paper that was issued semi-monthly, are these editorial staff members—Reporter Doreen Biar.ucci, Feature Editor Julie Kitchen, Reporter Dorthee Bell, Page Editor Robert LaBelle, Assis¬ tant Editor Carolyn Reichardt, Reporter Cathy Hlavaty, Sponsor Mrs. Helen Stock, Editor-in-chief Mike Boardman, Sports Editor Ray Price, Reporter Francene Vintilla, Page Editor Susan Britt, Reporter Sandra Stone, and News Editor Bunny Josway. In answer to last years plea for a lar¬ ger staff, well-balanced editorial and business staffs took charge of the school’s semi-monthly newspaper. While the busi¬ ness staff sold ads and supervised fi¬ nances in order to “make ends meet”, the editorial, staff organized lay-outs, cropped pictures, wrote copy, and devel¬ oped a sort of radar for any and all news around school. Members of the staff, including the editor Mike Boardman, studied at In¬ diana University in preparation for the management of the paper. The staff hopes to interest enough students in journalism to put out a weekly paper. Selling ads to local patrons handling circulating details and keeping the ledger straight through the year pf " 1961-1962 to pay for the Mortonite issues was the job of—Diane Weedon, Robert Colbert. Mark McNeil, Jim Herochik, and Charley Hill. Students Aid The School With Services Cinema Club Visual aid needs of stu¬ dents and teachers are ful¬ filled by the Cinema Club. MusiS for school sock-hops is also arranged for by this club. This organization maintains all sound equip¬ ment for the auditorium assemblies and programs. Students who operate visual aids materials are these mem bers of the Cinema Club. BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Mr. Gibson, Pres. D. Jan- czo, Vice-Pres. J. Spray, Sec- Treas. D. Benkovich. SECOND ROW: G. Bishop, D. Davis, L. Gibson, D. Spray, R. Duncan. THIRD ROW: C. Gholson, T. Gil- lim, G. Glad, D. Fredricks, B. Schaenborn, D. May, R. Kish, J. Dixon, G. Girman. FOURTH ROW: R. Bronels, R. Winston, J. Siple, R. Callison, T. Werts, K. Smith. C. Bridges, D. Merkel, J. Benko¬ vich, D. Dedlow. TOP ROW: J. Gruska, K. Camperman, P. HU1, L. Gombos, R. Collins, R. Long, N. Mihalic, D. Smaron, R. Dukes. Photo Club Furnishing photographic service for the Mortonite, the Top Hat, and a local paper is the job of the Photo Club. Ser¬ vice is not its only objective, however. Instructing new members in the essen¬ tials of taking pictures is another of its duties. The skill acquired in this activity may be used later in life, just for fun, or perhaps even in professional ventures. A photographer can be found at almost every school activity, at a dance, a game, or any special event, taking a picture for one of the three publications. The job of these members is both interesting and enjoyable to both the teachers and the students of Morton High. Serving Publications and a number of school or¬ ganizations are these members of the Photo Club. The members are—BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Mr. Rasmussen, Vice-Pres. R. Hawkins, Pres. R. Barron, Sec. P. Phelps, Treas. P. Jackson. SECOND ROW: J. Vargo, R. Schlesinger, L. Odegard, J. Rycerz, P. Hill, S. Bewley. THIRD ROW: M. Olsen, R. Tyler. R. Valentino, J. Puhlyak, G. Smundin, J. Farster. BACK ROW: J. Plummer, D. Farrow, J. Weber, K. Kessler, R. Gyurko, and D. Hepp. Band Members And Choir Members Strutting down the football field, practicing for their performances during half-time at home foot¬ ball games, was what the band could be found doing during the first few months of school. These half¬ time performances, which were quite popular with the Morton football fans, only started the band’s activities during the school year of 1961-1962. The Morton band, which is known all around the region for its performances, marched in parades given in the Hessville area for Loyalty and Memorial days. It also had the honor of marching in Hammond, Whiting, and Chicago parades in which it received wide acclamation for its presentation and fine march¬ ing. The band also performed in the Riverview Mardi Gras in Chicago in the summer of 1962. Bandsmen provided music for the Inauguration and the State of Association address. They also participated in two musical concerts during the year. Morton’s pep band played for the cheering section before and during the half-time at all home basketball games. Playing for school assemblies and athletic events did not conclude the variety of ac¬ tivities in which the band took part. Besides giving two concerts this year, the band participated in an annual contest for bands from many different re¬ gions of Northern Indiana. Last year, in the Northern Indiana Annual Band Contest held in South Bend, the band received an “excellent” rating. Every year the members of Mor¬ Ready to perform for their annual fall concert were the 1962 band members of Morton High School. BOTTOM ROW: J. Sheridan, S. Zaher, L. White. T. Tackas, J. Permuda, L. Blair, S. Berta, S. Beiiby, J. Zea, B. Seaman, E. Baker, G. Osman, P. Stivers. SECOND ROW: G. Schlesinger, S. Waring, S. Reno, J. Stevens, ton’s fine band partake in district and state instru¬ mental contests. In the District Contest of 1962 Morton musicians received 37 first and second place medals. First place winners in the District Contest in February had the opportunity to go on to state competition in Indianapolis. Every year the band sells candy. The profits were used to purchase new uniforms and new instru¬ ments that were needed. The band is one of the organizations at Morton that help the students receive a basic understanding of music. This year the band was the largest that Morton has ever had. A total of 88 students participated in the band for the school year. Choir members do not concentrate just on sing¬ ing but also make an advanced study of music. Choir members brought holiday spirit to Morton students at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter by performing in assemblies. Religious and holiday songs were sung at these assemblies. Usually the programs included one or two soloists. Choir mem¬ bers produced a musical review in the fall and an operetta in the spring. Usually these two annual productions portray a colorful place in the world. The choir also performed at the graduation cere¬ monies and many other functions or meetings spon¬ sored by the school. The choir adds musical enjoy¬ ment for the students to the curriculum at Morton High School during the school year. P. Baldea, S. Detvay, J. Vargo, D. Weedon, B. Lubarski, S. Galli- more, M.. McGuire, M. Frink, B. Byrne, R. Tyler, L. Furman, F. Warren, J. Jeneske, J. Bucko, S. Casey, K. Pitzele, P. Parkovich, P. Lewin, J. Sikich, B. Huniziker, D. Struhs, V. Boltair, R. Collins! THIRD ROW: J. Weber, C. Chappey, B. Fleischer. Combine To Participate in Concerts With voices blending in harmony, choir members are always ready to sing. Members of the choir are—BOTTOM ROW: Director Miss Miller, B. Rhoades, S. Markley, J. King, E. Pittman, V. Getzlaff, J. Williams, S. Svenningsen, P. Smock, S. Thomas. SECOND ROW: S. grohman, S. Friend, L. Williams, F. Vintilla, G. Baldwin, C. D. Johnston, C. Gholson, R. Baxley, L. Long, P. Chipman, J. Mc- Aleer, G. Dziadon, D. Spork, V. Awe, S. Lewin, J. Vaprezsan, L. Bowlby, B. Quinn, J. Cook, J. Cyanswicz, J. Kiger, W. Pelhank, E. Misner, L. Weber, D. Campbell, D. Sherer. S. Harris, J. Sheline, J. Steele, K. Mallette, L. Barnet. TOP ROW: D. Furuness, R. Valentino, Laud, S. Knaver. N. Bocken. THIRD ROW: G. Puett, A. Pumnea, J. Sako, P. Opperman, D. Weedon, S. Tuttle, E. Baker, J. Campbell. K. Knight. TOP ROW: J. Halcarz, E. Danko. J. Sheridan. R. Mof- futt, G. Barnett, J. Nalepa, G. Rosenau, R. Chesney, T. Beilby, K. Marcinkovich, R. Mace, D. Whitehouse. K. Oster, R. Purdy, W. Chappey. N. Kingery, R. Benman, Directors Mr. Melton and Miss Benjamin, M. Nelson, J. Cook, P. Winkler, J. Skelton, D. Matusiak, S. Evacko, J. Schmidt, J. Plummer, T. Krughoff. Students not pictured in the band are V. Arnold, bari- tonist and E. Arnold, bassoonist. Orchestra and Girls’ Glee Clul) By practicing for concerts, plays, and other af¬ fairs, orchestra members were able to find the quali¬ ties of good music. They learned techniques and ways of interpreting music while they studied with their own instrument. Last year the orchestra re¬ ceived a second place in the district contest. The orchestra performed at two concerts this year, one in the fall and one in the spring. These concerts gave orchestra members a chance to present their talents in the field of music. Orchestra concerts usually included a variety of selections ranging from humorous, to strictly classical. Three pieces present¬ ed at the orchestra’s last concert which was given on March 13 were “South American Overture’’ by Isaac, “Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1” by Enesco, and “Russian Soldiers’ Dance” by Gliere. It is the orchestra’s duty and pleasure to perform at all school plays. They gave much enjoyment to their listeners between acts and before the plays began. Every day string players met during the fifth hour to practice and gradually improve their tech¬ niques. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday they were joined by the band members who were inter¬ ested in the orchestra. These band members blend their brass and wind instruments with the strings of the orchestra to make a delightful sound and a delightful tone. Every day the orchestra improved in size and sound. The orchestra now has become a new and quite important part of the music department at Morton School. Members of the Girls’ Glee Club participated in a winter and a spring choral concert and the Thanks¬ giving, Christmas, and Easter assemblies. The spring concert this March included the songs “Let A Smile Be You’re Umbrella,” “Catch A Fallin Star,” “To You,” and “Awake, ’Tis Spring.” The students per¬ formed in the May Music Festival with students from all the other Hammond Schools and sang “Die Musica.” The main objective of the Girls’ Glee Club is to give members the background needed to join the choir. Members enjoyed singing songs of happiness, sadness, and love. The Girls’ Glee Club is another organization at Morton that adds to the musical phase of the student’s education. Through the boys’ and girls’ choruses, the band, the orchestra, the Glee Club, and the choir students are able to devel¬ op their musical talents and to express their feelings. Rehearsals And Programs Occupied Much In dresses and suits, these orchestra members under the direction J. Evans, T. Smith, B. Gregory, K. Mueller, P. Lewin, G. Osman of Mr. Gregory performed at concerts and plays—BOTTOM ROW: SECOND ROW: A. Reichardt, M. Todd, F. Ecklund, G. Girman. Singing to their heart’s content are the Girls ' Glee Club members. Preparing for the Easter Program are these members—BOTTOM ROW: N. Shadoan, C. Wein, M. Dukes, C. Shanta. J. Spencer, K. Becky, F. Torok, G. Ywanow, B. Bernard, Director Miss Miller. SECOND ROW: M. Cunningham, W. Goodson, J. Virag. D. Morris, J. Janssen, N. Fair brother. B. Frye, L. Hatfield, L. Stevens. THIRD ROW: P. Buckman. J. Rose, C. Toth, G. Eichelberger. P. Williams. C. Brown, C. Adams. K. Summerlot, C. Evans. TOP ROW: D. Ko- miniak. K. Mueller, N. Creekmore, R. Sherer, C. Knight, M. Stev¬ ens, L. Wells, E. Crom, C. Bothwell, D. Relinski. Time of Students Intereste d in Music Dovey, J. Beckman, D. Matusiak, S. Gallimore, B. Lubarski, R. , Tyler, G. Schlesinger, L. White, J. Sheridan, D. Spork. TOP Students Achieve Very High Standards Association Officers Heading the Morton High School As¬ sociation of 1961-1962 was Terry Col¬ lins, president. Terry worked along with Byron Gregory, vice-president, to carry out and improve the functions of the student government. Recorder Judy Kors kept the congressional records and handled all the association correspon¬ dence. Each morning at 7:30 the Presi¬ dent, Vice-President, Recorder and Cab¬ inet met in the Student Center to dis¬ cuss school and student activities for the next week. Leading the 1962 Morton Association were Vice-Pres. Byron Gregory, Pres. Terry Collins, and Association Recorder Judy Kors. Cabinet Cabinet officers play an important part in the stu¬ dent government. Peg Smock, Sec. of Social Af¬ fairs, directed all social ac¬ tivities. Friday morning as¬ semblies were scheduled by the Sec. of Assemblies Cheryl Bothwell. Don Sharpe, Sec. of Justice, en¬ forced all laws set up by the student legislature. Student drivers and gen¬ eral safety around the school were the main re¬ sponsibilities of the Sec. of Safety Rich Kozdras. Under the direction of Eddie Baker, Sec. of the Student Center, the Cen¬ ter became an even more popular place for students to meet on their lunch hour. Kay Hemingway’s main duty as Sec. of the Treasury was supervising all the financial matters of the Association. Association Cabinet Members that assisted the President were—BACK ROW: Sec. of Safety Rich Kozdras, Sec. of Justice Don Sharpe, Sec. of Student Center Eddie Baker, Sponsor Mr. Rusnak. FRONT ROW: Sponsor Mrs. Miller. Sec. of Treasury Kay Hemingway, Sec. of Assemblies Cheryl Bothwell, and Sec. of Social Affairs Peggy Smock. Page Thirty-two in Government through Leadership Student Court Each morning, Tuesday through Fri¬ day, from 8 to 8:25, Morton’s Student Court convenes to try offenders of school rules. Each student, given a chance to defend himself before the judge, learns the fundamentals of court procedure through actual experience. To help en¬ force the penalties given by the four judges to the students, Don Sharpe, Chief Justice of the Court, has added four more deputies to the previous six —there for each lunch hour. Under the guidance of these deputies, students serve penalties which consist of picking up papers, washing windows, or carrying jay-walking or tresspassing signs. Student Court functioned with the aid of judges, deputies, and recorders—BOT¬ TOM ROW: S. Svenningsen, S. Banka, W. Ruff, B, Daughty, G. Berbeco. Chief Justice D. Sharpe. D. Kominiak. TOP ROW: J. Hemingway, R. Bocken, R. Royer. B. Ferguson, J. Perdew, L. Chance, M. Bradburn, M. Konyu, T. Kolish, B. Witwer. Student Association Morton High’s Student Association has a bi¬ cameral legislative system. The House of Represen¬ tatives consists of students chosen from each home¬ room to express its opinions and ideas which may benefit the entire student body. Bill Ferguson, pres¬ ident pro tern, ruled over the Senate which planned, proposed, and passed many laws governing the stu¬ dents. There are Senators in the Congress to repre¬ sent each of the four classes. Passing important legislation was the job of the 1962 Morton Senators who were—BOTTOM ROW: Bob Zimmerman. Don Ward. SECOND ROW: Bruce Byrne, John May. Bill Ferguson, Ron Reba. TOP ROW: Judy Howard, Bill Witwer, Jack Overman. Proposing and passing new laws, members of the 1962 House of Representatives were—BOTTOM ROW: A. Gincauskas, B. Topp, C. Williams, J. Alexander, G. Schlesinger, B. Hunziker. SECOND ROW: B. Howard. D. Spork, L. Foster, K. Mueller, S. Luchene, G. Paulsen, J. Frye, C. Sarver, G. Bagley, THIRD ROW: J. Sako, J. Premuda, L. Farley, J. Evans, B. Ridge, M. Boardman, P. Chip- man, S. Lewin, K. Teegarden, S. Repay. TOP ROW: D, Struhs, L. Mayer, R. Stanis, J. Cook, P. Hanson, P, Stivers, B. Mitchell, G. Dietrich, R. Jamison, D. Weedon. Students Interested in Speech Gain Interested in speech activities and functions are the students that joined the Forensic League. 1962 members of the Forensic League are—BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Mr. Hays, Pres. S. Lewin, Vice- Pres. P. Stivers. SECOND ROW: D. Bowman, E. Hankins, S. Barnes, The National Forensic League is an honorary speech organization with chapters from coast to coast. The highlight of the year was a trip to Purdue University. Students from all over the state of Ind¬ iana participated in the speech competition to win top honors in the state. Each summer the Forensic League sponsors a national tournament. Local chap¬ ters of the area sponsored all the speech activities. The NFL enabled the students to improve their speaking ability, and it added much to the speech curriculum at Morton. To be eligible for membership in the NFL, members worked hard to gain points— these they received for each speech and debate in which they took an active part. The aim of the club was to present opportunities for students to take a part in speech activities and to develop a greater degree of skill in oral communications. J. Virag, A. Knish, J. Walsh, S. Duncan, S. Martin. THIRD ROW: D. Bell, N. Kblodziej, R. Hopp, D. Weedon, R. Hlavacek, R. Casey, H. Holsclaw, M. Hether. TOP ROW: G. Dietrich, E. Misner, D. Ward, H. Shock, D. Rasmussen, B. Mitchell, G. Miller. Winning the Indiana NFL Tournament made the Morton debate team champions of the state of Ind¬ iana. Advancing seven rounds at the University of Pittsburg earned the Morton High School debators a third place among the winners from across the nation. Paul Stivers and Stuart Lewin represented Morton School on the television program “Rebuttal.” The boys won the first round of debates but lost the second. The varsity debate team participated in intellec¬ tual competition with other students. This year the team debated in tournaments against LaPorte and Hammond High Schools. The team won both of these speech meets. Members took part in debates at the University of Illinois and the Metropolitan Debate Union. They also won the opportunity to represent Indiana during the summer of 1962! Knowledge from Forensic Leagues National Forensic members worked hard to become members of the League. 1962 National Forensic League members are—BOTTOM ROW: Mr. Hays, P. Smock, C. Wood, V. Getzlaff, B. Frye. E. Gardner. SECOND ROW: D. Weedon, D. Bell, E. Baker, P. Stivers. C. Reichardt, B. Mitchell, M. Boardman, S. Zaher, S. Lewin. TOP ROW: B. Gregory, J. Harris, L. Barnett, J. Goudge, H. Shock, M. Walsh, C. Reichardt and S. Lewin, outstanding debaters, placed first in Indiana to advance to the National Speech Tournament. Page Thirty Sciences Intrigue Minds of Governors Phy-Chem Problems of physics and chemistry create a challenge to these students of the Morton High School Phy-Chem Club—BOTTOM ROW: Pres. G. Berbeco, Vice Pres. D. Mierzwa, Sec.-Treas. K. Hemingway. Sponsor Mrs. Petterson. SECOND ROW: M. Pilot, R. Sheldon, B. Banas, K. Pitzele, B. Seaman, S. Ferguson. THIRD ROW: R. Salach, G. Vintilla, R. Kozdras, B. Swalick, L. Vajorek, D. Van Alstine, A. Witte. TOP ROW: J, Thieling, R. Hohalek, J. Mixon, R. Arvey, B. Thomas, R. Stanis. Phy-Chem Club’s chief objective is to show chemically-minded students the in¬ teresting side of physics and chemistry. The educational side is usually covered thoroughly in the junior and senior class¬ es of physics and chemistry offered dur¬ ing the school year. Members of the Phy-Chem Club ex¬ periment with forms of chemistry and solve puzzling and complicated problems in physics. They learn about the various uses of chemistry and physics, and these two subjects gradually become more in¬ teresting courses to the students. Students who are interested in chem¬ istry, physics, and biology enter their projects in the Science Fair which is sponsored by the Phy-Chem Club every year. Students who win in the regional contest can go on to state and then enter the national competition. Phy-Chem Club also helps the chem¬ istry and physics student to understand and enjoy doing his class work under the direction of Mr. Came and Mrs. Petterson two Morton teachers. Biology Club Promoting interest in the natural sci¬ ence of biology and interesting students in different fields of biology are only two objectives of the Biology Club. En¬ couragement is given to the members to advance their biological view. This club, which tries to increase student’s inter¬ est in biology, helps students to com¬ plete their biology class homework with more ease. Different projects are entered by the students in the annual Science Fair in hope of winning city, regional, or state awards. Each year unusual dances are given by this club. They are so unusual that no one dares to copy them. Chocolate-cov¬ ered caterpillars, pickled grasshoppers, and other delicacies were offered to the brave students. Throughout the year students take field trips to see animals and plants in their natural habitat. Also an annual skating party is given by the club. Page Thirty-six Discovering the different fields of biology are these members of the Biology Club— BOTTOM ROW: Sponsors Mr. Spitzer and Mr. Rasmussen, Pres. J. Cook, Vice Pres. R. Weber, Sec. C. Litton, Treas. J. Syzanowicz. SECOND ROW: J. King, N. Glass, C. Mack, C. Peterson, P. Hill, P. Phelps, J. Williamson. J. Williams. THIRD ROW: G. Seydel, B. Topp, S, Churilla, C. Schreiber, N. McConnell, N. Bocken, C. Kolwicz, J. Kirts, P. Mierzwa, J. Marlott, P. Mikula. FOURTH ROW: B. Byrne, E. Utush, J. Swisher, G. Smudin, M. Mansavage, L. Murphy, S. Davis, C. Clark, R. Kramer ' M Kicko, E. Dowling, C. Grenda. TOP ROW: D. Wiese. D. Matusial. P. Hanson, S. Eva’cko, B. Faughn, D. Farrow, K. Mallete, J. Coyle, E. Mandernack, S. Vargo. Ch ss Club The object of the Chess Club is to help produce a better game. Throughout the year students find new ways to im¬ prove their game. Each Tuesday members of the Chess Club meet to match their wits and skill to defeat their opponents with various challenging moves. These weekly meet¬ ings are held in the Student Center which is necessary for playing the thoughtful and provoking game of chess. The club is divided into two leagues. These two leagues play against each other. This system, as it improves the game, increases sportsmanship. As the semester ends, the competition grows very high. The top four players of the league play off in a tournament as each league roots for their player. The best chess player then becomes the champion of the Chess Club. Students Solve Challenging Problems Math Club Slide rules, logarithms, and the theory of probabilities were only a few of the problems that challenged the members of the Math Club this year. The Math Club provides its members with a deeper understanding of mathematics by del¬ ving deeper into the special problems of math. The Math Club .also broadens the student’s knowledge of mathematics so he may use this information in his class¬ es. This background material enables the student to do better in his math classes. Members of the Math Club are pre¬ sently taking some form of mathematics, thus attaining unity for this organiza¬ tion. Geometry, advanced algebra, and trigonometry are some of the types of mathematics discussed by the members of the Math Club. Members of the Math Club achieve a greater knowledge of us¬ ing mathematics in every day life and applying facts and principles to the things they already know. Increasing their proficiency in mathematics are these members of the Math Club. The Math Club consists of: D. Neff, P. Baldea, G. Schlesinger, L. White, C. Hill, Sponsor Mr. Dant, T. Collins, J. Herochik, J. Sako, J. Skelton. Page Thirty-seven Decisive moves encourage the minds of chess players. The Morton Chess Club mem¬ bers are—ON FLOOR: Pres. B. Zerby, K. Smith. SEATED: Sgt. at Arms J. Cain, P. Lewin, B. Saboff, P. Guzis, S. Sweeney. STANDING: Sec.-Treas. W. Krupa, J. Schmidt, Vice-Pres. D. Mack, J. Rossi, J. Walters, J. Weit, B. Szczepanski, J. Hero¬ chik, J. Simpson, Sponsors Mr. Luketic, Mr. Concialdi. Pupils Acquire Experience for Future Studying the nursing profession are members of the Future Nurses of America. Members are—BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Miss Gibson, Pres. G. Wahl, Vice-Pres. B. Pruitt, Sec. L. Davis, Treas. S. Kontrik, E. Cody, C. Swisher, J. McAleer, C. Gallagher. SECOND ROW: L. Kennedy, J. Nalepa, C. Adams, W. Goodson, S. Britt. THIRD ROW: L. Wilkerson, P. Gearman, G. Fleischer, K. Summerlott. FOURTH ROW: J. Bales, J. Hammersmith, B. Bobich. FIFTH ROW: C. Humphrey, R. Genty, K. Losh, S. Farkos, J. Vanes, P. Rouse. SIXTH ROW: M. Johnstone, B. May, P. Banovich, B. Bicanic. SEVENTH ROW: S. Scartozzi, D. Brant, M. Marian, C. Brown. EIGHTH ROW: C. Toth, L. Thielen, C. Grubbs, TOP ROW: D. Walsh, J. Rivich, S. Rivich. Future Nurses of America Many members of Future Nurses of America serve as volunteers at St. Cath¬ erine’s Hospital. This organization is very interested in new information about nursing methods. A committee of the club keeps a library of different schools offering nursing and health careers. These girls want all the information available to give them the facts, problems, difficulties, and advan¬ tages of the career they have chosen. The club also tries to show its members different phases of the nursing profes¬ sion so they will be able to choose ca¬ reers suitable to their likes and dislikes. Several trips to schools of nursing show the members different types of people in the actual process of becoming nurses. This visit enables the members to see what is waiting for them after graduation. A tea for mothers and a “Big Sister” day for the junior high girls are some “fun” activities sponsored by the club. Future Teachers The Future Teachers of America or¬ ganization gives aid to students who are interested in the teaching profession by giving them the time and the opportun¬ ity to practice facts they have learned about teaching. This is achieved by giving members a chance to teach in the elementary school. In order to give an annual scholar¬ ship the club sponsors two bake sales and a dance. This scholarship is given to an outstanding student who wants to enter the teaching field. It enables the deserving student to enter a college and sets a standard for the students to attain. At their meetings the club members discuss all phases, assets, and problems of the teaching profession. Also, movies are frequently seen on the subject. During National Education Week members of this club register and give aid to parents and visitors entering the school building for the first time. L earning to become efficient teachers are these diligent workers and helpful members of the Future Teachers of America. Members are—BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Miss Williams, Pres J. Gasvoda, Vice-Pres. C. Balbo, Sec. J. Howard, Treas. P. Jackson, SECOND ROW: L. Daniels, J. Kors, M. Ashby, B. White, C. Ventrella. THIRD ROW: J. Armstrong, G. Osman, B. Rhoades, K. Losh, J. McAleer, S. Buza, K. Nemeth. FOURTH ROW: J. Virag, R. Sherer, K. Shanta, L. Inglis, C. Wood, S. Britt. TOP ROW: V. Awe, L. Sullivan, J. Janssen, C. Blackman, S. Detvay. Page Thirty-eight Home Ee Club Acquainting its members with the fundamentals of home economics and stim¬ ulating them to follow a career as a Home Econo- micist are the purposes of the club. Preparing the girls for their future roles in life as homemakers is another purpose -of the Home Economics Club. A Christmas project for the school year was mak¬ ing and selling Christ¬ mas aprons; and on De¬ cember 23, 1961, the stu¬ dents gave a party for the old folks at St. Anne’s Home. Their annual field trip during the year was to Chicago, Illinois, in the late part of the first se- Gaining valuable experience in the field of home economics are—BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Mrs. Stier, mester. A. Swisher, N. Hill. S. Rohl. Pres. B. Rosanswank, Hist. G. Stricklen, Sec.-Treas. B. Westerlund, Vice- Pres. D. Westerlund. SECOND ROW: M. Johnstone. B. Kern, R. Gentz, J. George. THIRD ROW: M. Wiechecki. E. Pisowicz, FOURTH ROW: C. Humphrey. D. Frye. TOP ROW: C. Szoke, L. Theilen, S. Scartozzi, K. Stemper, J. Ruba, L. Chorba. Girls Achieve Much Skill in Homemaking Girls’ Club Members of the Girls’ Club interest themselves with phases of good groom¬ ing and manners. Club ac¬ tivities include discussions concerning the develop¬ ment and use of social graces. Its purpose is to acquaint members with the rules of gracious liv¬ ing. Panel discussions about good grooming en¬ livened this year’s club meetings. The club collected old toys, dolls, and games for the children at the Brooks House of Hammond. Also, the members of the club bought sweat shirts for the young boys at Boys’ Town. Manners and etiquette are discussed as Girls’ Club members attempt to master social graces. Mem¬ bers of the Girls ' Club are—BOTTOM ROW: Pres. B. Rosanswank. Vice-Pres. P. Doolin, Sec. M. Wiechecki. Sponsor Miss Martine. SECOND ROW: B. Keen, D. Steele, W. Seals, S. Reynolds, G. Stricklen, N. Fairbrother, S. Skager, J. Blanchard, S. Rohl, D. Rosenberry. THIRD ROW: L. Wiechec¬ ki, J. Wheatman, R. Dugan, D. Morris, D. Crizman, B. Bano, S. Churilla, P. Sonaty, S. Simon, D. Theilen. TOP ROW: J. Somerville, M. Dukes, L. Rosanswank, C. Litton, L. Foraker, D. Stalder, L. Wells, J. Bogucki, J. Commer, M. Johnson. Page Thirty-r Students Concentrate on Christian Jr. Y-Teens Social adjustment is en¬ couraged by the members of the Junior Y-Teens. The club sponsored a De¬ cember breakfast for an initiation of new members and a St. Patrick’s day dance on March 14, 1962. The members of the club are— BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Miss Hanlon, Pres. G. Ywanow, Sec. M. A. Mansavage, Treas. J. Mar- lott. SECOND ROW: S. Gulinski, B. Gasaway, C. Luchene, E. Haw¬ kins, Y. Ignazito, D. Serbu, P. Brokus, M. Ashky, G. Wilks, M. Partida. THIRD ROW: B. Friend, L. Sullivan, R. A. Hopp, P. Shaf¬ er. G. Wiggins, L. Murphy, J. Janssen, L. Blackman, C. Con¬ stant. TOP ROW: B. Gallimore, C. Blessing, C. Hunt, G. Janney, G. Chambers, S. Zebracko, D. Modjeski, K. Pieramico. Page Forty An organization affiliated with the Y.W.C.A. which aims to give service includes these members of the Senior Y-Teens—BOTTOM ROW: Pres. S. Thomas, Treas. E. Ritthaler, Vice-Pres. J. Balog, Sec. C. Ventrella, Sponsor Mrs. Bonebrake. SECOND ROW: J. Fines, C. Bennett, S. Schreiber, G. Wolf, S. Serbu. THIRD ROW: J. Vargo, S. Vezeau, L. Hamill, G. George. N. Ochiltree. V. Getzlaff. FOURTH ROW: D. Carney, M. Ogborn, S. Bluemenhagen, C. Kikalos, B. Fry, F. Torok. TOP ROW: S. Tuttle, L. Petroff, J. Mestrovich, C. Pepelea, B. Howard, C. Eckman. Sr. Y-Teens , Planning projects to benefit the com¬ munity, the Senior Y-Teens are associat¬ ed with the Hammond Y.W.C.A. The club sponsored a summer conference where the ideals of service and leader¬ ship were stressed and where new meth¬ ods of making the club more active were instituted. Helping each girl to grow as a person, to grow in friendship with people of all races, religions, and nationalities, and to grow in the know¬ ledge and love of God are the purposes of the Senior Y-Teens. The money mak¬ ing projects of the club were the bake sales and potato chip sale. The potato chip sale is an annual project for the club. Each year the Hammond chapter of Y-Teens meet for a social night at the downtown Y.W.C.A. A service of the Senior Y-Teens is the help that they offer to different charities and needy families of the community and the sur¬ rounding areas. Services and Ideas in Many Projects Sponsoring the ••Mr. Ugly " dance each year to raise money in order to help one of the senior members by financing a scholarship for college is one of the purposes of the Hi-Y Club. Members of the Hi-Y club are—BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Mr. Kurtel ' f, Sgt.-at-Arms R. Arvay, Chaplain M. Walsh, Sec. G. Tomsic, Pres. J. Hutsler, Vice-Pres. D. Palmer. Treas. T. Phares, Sgt.-at-Arms D. Musgrave, Sponsor Mr. Newkirk. SECOND ROW: B. Taylor, T. Summers, T. Tackac, R. McKeawn, T. Eatinger, L. Benkovich, G. Yanek, J. Neighbors. J. Jewett. T. Smock, K. Knight, S. Duvall, J, Mihalic. THIRD ROW: A. Basso, J. Patai, F. Muffett. R. Lohse, A. Witte, E. Camp. J. Gerovic. S. Frye. L. Strayes, F. McCay, J. Feguson, M. Tieling, B. Board. FOURTH ROW: B. Swalick, J. Theiling. J. Beireger. T. Estep, J. Halvarz, B. Evans, D. Furness. H. Fagan. L. Chancy, J. Bartos. J. Skelton, B Miller, J. Dowling. TOP ROW: T. Perzanowski. J. Hlavaty. S. Banka. K. Jazyk, K. Hyde, J. Tomsic, B. Anderson, B. Lohse, R. Hill W. Capalby, D. Mierzwa. D. Weise, G. Sankowski. Hi-Y Affiliated with the Y. M.C.A., the Hi-Y Club sets up and maintains high spiritual and moral standards. Filling Thanks¬ giving and Christmas bas¬ kets for needy families is one of this organization’s services. The profits from the second annual “Mr. Ugly” contest and dance were put into a scholarship fund in memory of Mr. Robert Newkirk in view of his service as a sponsor. The one hundred dollar scholarship went to a grad¬ uating senior. Dennis Mei- rzwa, a senior member of the club, won the contest and was crowned “Mr. Ugly” by Kay Hemingway at the dance. The candi¬ date with the most votes, a penny a vote, won the title. Members of the club participated in a basket¬ ball tourney with the Hi-Y clubs of the three other Hammond high schools. Jr. Red Cross Homeroom representatives serve in the Junior Chapter of the American Red Cross. The members of the club supplied gifts for underprivileged child¬ ren and performed various other duties for hospitals and special homes through¬ out the year. Each member is elected by his homeroom to represent the group in all the charitable projects of the club. This year the Jr. Red Cross sponsored entertainment for the old-folks home and also made holiday favors for the elderly people at the home. One student from each homeroom was a represen¬ tative in the unior Red Cross. The members of the Red Cross were—BOTTOM ROW: Pres. J. Gas- voda, Treas. C. Hlavaty, Vice-Pres. M, A. Mayden, See. C. Balbo. SECOND ROW: C. Smith, V. Getz- laff, J. Williamson, G. Smulevitz. THIRD ROW: R. Skelton, C. Rice, C, Zimmerman, L. Horvath. J. Webster. FOURTH ROW: M. McGuirer, B. Trubich, B. Wheatman, E. Beckett, J. Finley. TOP ROW: R. Kessler. J. Johnson, V. Awe, P. Fogarty, L. Stewart. Page Forty- Students Travel And Study States Economics and Government Club officers and chairmen are Treas. S. Watson, T. Sumner, S. Krohmann, Sec. P. Evans, Sponsor Mr. Moorehead, L. Hedwall, P. Smock. Pres. J. Harris, Viee-Pres. S. Dorman, R. Fultz. Economics and Government Government and Economics Club con¬ cerns itself with the functions of the government in the United States. This year a trip was taken to Illinois to observe the government in action. In January the Government and Econ¬ omics Club presented an assembly in order to raise money for Morton’s or¬ phan son Kim Chung Yung. With the money from this assembly, Kim receiv¬ ed gifts from the Morton student body. This club was very interested in civil defense activities. They helped prepare Hammond in the case of future cicil at¬ tack by aiding the city to obtain a de¬ fense siren warning system. Historical Club Interesting students in world history was the main objective of the Historical Club. Members of this club discussed history in all its phases. Problems in history were considered at meetings, also. This year’s Historical Club worked in co-operation with the Economics and Government Club. Historical Club mem¬ bers helped to raise money for Kim Chun Yung, Morton’s adopted orphan. Historical Club helps members obtain a broader view of the wolrd’s problems. Discussing history are these officers of Historical Club. 1962 officers are Sponsor Mr. McClellan, Pres. S. Waring. Sec. J. Weber, Vice-Pres. B. Hun- ziker, Treas. H. Shock. Travel Club 1962 Travel Club varies meeting ac¬ tivities with talks by students and teach¬ ers and with films concerning travel. An interesting place is visited every year by the members. This plan gives members a chance to see Indiana. Traveling to different parts of the state are these Travel Club members—BOTTOM ROW; Sponsor Mr. Snadden, Pres. L. Hankins, Vice-Pres. G. Eiehel- berger. Sec. T. Rogowski, Treas. B. Cernevski, Sponsor Mr. Nelson. SECOND ROW: J. Alexander, G. Baldwin, C. Polochak, S. Casey, L. Sarver, S. Repay, D. Madjeski, B. Fry, C. Fausset, B. Knight, K. Smith. THIRD ROW: D. Franovich, F. Torok, K. Shirley, C. Szarkowitz, E. Gardner, K. Miller, J. Mestrovich, S. Farkos, J. Fields, J. Hutsler, B. Mitchell, T. Phares, J. Overman, D. Struhs, P. Fedor, K. Hyde. TOP ROW: T. Beilby, R. Chesney, D. Hepp, K. Kessler, D. Karcyk, G. MacDonald, J. Crum, W. Pelhank, C. Creekmore, C. Mickey. Theater Guild Students of the Theater Guild helped direct and organize the cast for all dra¬ matical productions. The Guild inspir¬ ed members to become actresses, actors, producers, and directors. Members gained valuable and practical experience by participating in the Little Dog Laughed, Woodland Christmas, and The Match¬ maker. Pupils of the club aided Miss Looze and the performers of Woodland Christmas as they toured the element¬ ary schools in the area with the produc¬ tion of the Christmas fantasy. Members gained an understanding of drama and the theater through the Theater Guild. The Theater Guild trained students in dramatic techniques and in using their ability for production purposes to earn points for membership into Thespians. Officers of the 1962 Morton High School Theater Guild were—Pres. E. Baker, Treas. C. Kackley, See. Y. Ignazito, Vice-Pres. L. Barnett. Students Installed In Drama Society Thespian Chapter National Thespian Troupe 897 was installed at Morton High School in March, 1962. The Thes¬ pian drama chapter is an honorary secondary school dramatics society. Further¬ ing interest in high school drama is the main objec¬ tive of the organization. In the United States there are 2220 troupes, and Mor¬ ton High School is priv¬ ileged to have nine hono¬ rary members in the so¬ ciety. Membership is earn¬ ed by participation in act¬ ing and working with tech¬ nical fixtures. The Theater Guild and Stage Crew act as beginning groups for the society. Members of Morton’s first charter¬ ed National Thespian honorary theatrical organization are—S. Friend. D. Weedon. E. Baker. C. Kackley. B. Byrne. S. Galli- more, J. Bewley. Governors Achieve Much Recognition Members of Morton’s National Honor Society are—BOTTOM ROW Sec. B. Lubarbski, Treas. T. Takacs, Alumni Chair. C. Reiehardt Vice-Pres. E. Baker, Pres. P. Stivers, Program Chair. C. Bothwell Sponsor Miss Hunter. SECOND ROW: G. Osman, J. Djenka, M Thegze, K. Hemingway, D. Tomlinson, J. Howard, G. Schlesinger C. Balbo. S. Dorman. S. Gallimore. THIRD ROW: J. Kors. B Josway, S. Svenningsen, A. Gincauskas, P. Baldea, P. Smock, S National Honor Society Leadership, service, character, and scholarship are the principal attributes of the National Honor So¬ ciety. The above standards are necessary for admit¬ tance to the society. Not only must the students keep their scholastic standards high but also their service, leadership, and character. Before students may be considered for member ship into the society, they must maintain an A or B average for four consecutive grading periods. After being on the honor roll for four consecutive times, the faculty then votes on the students for member¬ ship into the National Honor Society. Page Forty-four Lewin, S. Detvay, C. Laud. J. Wilson, S. Stone, J. Kirts, S. Schrei- ber. FOURTH ROW: B. Seaman, P. Evans, E. Crum, S. Krohman, C. Kackley, D. Weedon, J. Gasvoda, J. May, D. Van Allstine, T. Collins. FIFTH ROW: J. Kitchen, J. Sheridan, D. Stalder, R. Kozdras, B. Gregory, G. Tomsic, B. Thomas, R. Price, M. Board- man, B. Byrne. TOP ROW: P. Walsh, B. Banas, L. Hankins. G. Berbeco, B. Lohse, J. Vaprezan, V. Arnold, R. Stanis, C. Hill. To underclass Morton students the members ap¬ pear as examples for ideals. Under the guidance of Miss Hunter, the sponsor, the National Honor So¬ ciety participated in the initiation ceremonies in February, 1962. During June the members of the society were ushers at baccalaureate and commence¬ ment exercises. Society members voted on their own officers for the club in the fall semester of the school year. The officers elected were the president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. The alunini chairman con¬ tacted previous members of the society. Through MHS Honorary Organizations Quill and Scroll Eager journalists gain¬ ing experience on the TOP HAT or the MORTON- ITE are eligible for mem¬ bership in the National Quill and Scroll. The stu¬ dents must be in the up¬ per third of their class scholastically, must be of a junior or senior classifi¬ cation, and must have done superior work in writing, editing, or business man¬ agement. The society was organ¬ ized to encourage and re¬ ward individual achieve¬ ment in completion of staff duties. It promotes exact, clear, and forceful think¬ ing and prompts students to raise their scholastic average. Morton High School’s Chapter of the honorary Quill and Scroll consist of—BOTTOM ROW: C. Reichardt, S. Stone, Sponsor Mrs. Stock. L.-Hedwall, D. Kominiak. TOP ROW: S. Dorman, B. Cernevski, M. Boardman, R. Price. M-Club Morton’s M-Club serves as a regula¬ tory organization in affairs pertaining to lettermen. The club insists on high standards and ideas. These members have gained much recognition through their sportsmanship and fair play. Every two weeks the Morton M-Club meets to instruct lettermen in fair play. Under the guidance of their sponsor, Mr. Fraser, the members sponsor a dance and the Has-Been-Will-Be bas¬ ketball game in the spring. For the first time in the history of the M-Club, the club took charge of the election of the Homecoming Queen. Pictures of outstanding athletes hang in front of the athletic department. The Morton M-Club pays for these pictures from their treasury. The Morton M-Club is one of the honorary organizations at Morton that offers high goals to Governors. Promoting sportsmanship and fair play are these members of the Morton M-Club—BOTTOM ROW: T. Smith, B. Bales, D. Dakin, T. Wilson. SECOND ROW: T. Kolish, C. Creekmore, J. Perdew. THIRD ROW: B. Thomas, F. White, R. Bocken, B. Guzek. TOP ROW: R- Boyle, B. Rosinski, R. Price, J. Hemingway. Page Forfy-five Art And Language Intrigue Students Sketching and painting different sceenic backgrounds for the programs were the members of the Art Club. The members of the club were—BOTTOM ROW: P. Sopo, J. Olson, E. Robinson, S. Kuhn, D. Serbu, S. Serbu, S. Meding, J. Mica, SECOND ROW:’ C. Myers, G. Chambers, L. Schmoekel, D. Mays, R. Rhodes, S. Klaubo, N. Stines, J. Frye, W. O ' Brien, Vice-Pres. R. Novosel, Sponsor Mr. Waring, Pres. S. Frye. THIRD ROW: M. Mordich, J. Evans. P. Shafer, K. Anderson, J. Jacobs, D. Johnston, R. Jamison, D. Jamison. TOP ROW: D. Kerr, R. Kessler, R. Howerton, R. Aldrin, D. Kapetanovic, R. Royer, R. Estep, L. Bankovich, R. Stafford. Art Cl til) Under the leadership of Mr. Anthony Waring, students became acquainted with the tools and methods of modern artists. They also learned how to paint in different ways. Main implements of art were paints, pencils, and paper. The Art Club painted most of the scenery for the plays at school and for some of the assemblies on Friday mornings. Stu¬ dents contributed their study halls and many after-school hours to see that the scenery was ready for curtain time. The young artists attempted landscapes, por¬ traits, and modern art during the club period. Members painted in agreement to their mood, an important factor that determined the type of painting that was to be done in the club. Spanish Club By visiting a Spanish restaurant, members of the club were able to become acquainted with Spanish food ajid pastry. These stu¬ dents achieved the under¬ standing of the activities and culture of the people. To familiarize students with Spanish holidays, the club sponsored a Pinata— a Christmas Party. Many activities were performed outside of school since it is impossible for them to be done on school time. During the club period the members of the club spoke the language of the foreign country. The members of the club must have taken or must be presently tak¬ ing Spanish to belong. Cheering the Governor teams on to victory were the officers and members or the Booster Club. The Booster Club officers for 1962 were—BOTTOM ROW: Treas. D. Kominiak, Sec. C. Bothwell. Vice- Pres. L. Williams. Pres. S. Krohman. TOP ROW: Sponsor Mr. Woolls, Sgt.-at-Arms R. Royer. C. Fausset, D. Bianucci, M. Moorehead, Sponsor Mr. Welte. Booster Club Promoting school spirit was a main objective of the Booster Club. The club inspired students to cheer their teams—football, bas¬ ketball, baseball—on to victory. For the first time in the history of the Mor¬ ton Booster Club, a cape section was organized un¬ der the guidance of Sue Krohman, president. Planning pep sessions and organizing cheering sections were important parts of the organizations activities. The club spon¬ sored buses to out-of-town games at Fort Wayne, La- Porte, and Hobart. Mem¬ bers of the club sold base¬ ball tags during the spring. Law And Spirit Inspired Students Lieutenants Secretary of Safety Rich Kozdras’s major duty was supervising the ' monitor lieutenants in maintaining law in the corridors during the school day. Monitors were stationed throughout the halls to keep order when classes were in ses¬ sion. The lieutenants sup¬ ervised the job of nine other monitors, kept the attendance for each hour, and helped people when the lieutenant’s assistance was needed. Monitors checked lockers, inspected passes of students in the halls, and issued court no¬ tices during the hour. Mon¬ itors acted as the enforce¬ ment body of the student court by reporting all vio¬ lators of school regulation. Enforcing law and order in the halls during all the periods of the day were the lieutenant moni¬ tors. Directing their monitors with the correct procedures were—BOTTOM ROW: L. Rosanswank. M. Moorehead, J. Balog, D. Davis. TOP ROW: M. Walsh, D, Dakin, B. Ridge. Page Forty-seven Assistants Gain Knowledge And Skill Office Assistants Aiding an important division of the school system, students assist regular office help. Assistants not only lend a hand to the regular employees but also acquire experience in general office rou¬ tines. These students are responsible for issuing tardy slips, collecting atten¬ dance sheets, running the mimeograph machines, and helping students seeking information. Through working in the office, students can see what the future holds for secretaries. Since most of the girls intend to become secretaries, this experience is very helpful to them. Stu¬ dents must maintain a 2.5 average or better if they wish to work in the of¬ fice for the school semester. During their free hours these high school students lend a helping hand in the school office. The assistants aid other students in the school when they are in need of information. Office helpers are—BOTTOM ROW: D. Spork, C. Fausset, P. Sonaty, L. Davis, J. Kirts, K. Shanta, B. Pruitt. TOP ROW: P. Opperman, G. Piekarczyk, B. Stryzinski, L. Swapt, K. Miller, S. Knaver, J. Bundy. M. Kicko. Booksto rc Assistants Gaining business exper¬ ience by selling school sup¬ plies in the bookstore, these students provide an invaluable service to the school. Having all neces¬ sary materials and a gen¬ erous supply of various paperback novels handy is a great convenience for both the students and the teachers. Novels, erasers, pencils, ink, and other necessary materials are some of the items that the helpers sell to the school students. The assistants must be capable, responsi¬ ble, and willing to give up their spare time. Selling school materials—folders, pencils, paper, rulers—to the junior and the senior high school is the main duty of these students. They gain experience • in the field of selling and the proce¬ dures of business. The helpers consist of students who are willing to work in the bookstore. Helpers are—BOTTOM ROW: C. Kackley, H. Kras, S. Thomas, D. Frye, J. Djenka, S. Reynolds, C. Evans, C. Ventrella. TOP ROW: L,. Stewart, C. Bothwell. S. Tuttle, C. Rice, L. Williams. L. Blair, R. Gentz. Page Forty-eight Through Service and Work in School Clinic Assistants Serving as aids to School Nurse Miss Gibson clinic helpers assist in running the clinic smoothly and efficiently. The majority of these students, who give up their study hall to serve in this capacity, are planning a career in either practical or general nursing. The helpers offer assistance each period in the clinic. These students join the Future Nurses Club in order to gain more knowledge and experience in the field of nursing. Caring for the sick is the main job of the school nurse and the clinic assis¬ tants. The assistants gain knowledge in the different types of bandages, symp¬ toms of colds or headaches, and how to help other people with broken bones. Library Assistants Library assistants give aid to those students who are not very familiar with the arrangement of the li¬ brary. These students gain a knowledge of the differ¬ ent classifications and fil¬ ing systems for books. They help other students open new worlds of know¬ ledge through books and magazines. The assistants are in charge of the library if the librarian leaves for a short time. Student li¬ brary assistants learned the library procedures. Gaining experience in office prac¬ tice and first aid are the girls who work in the clinic during the day. Under the guidance of Miss Gibson, school nurse, the helpers learn the new methods of detecting symptoms of illness. Assistants in the clinic are—K. Shirley, Miss Gibson, school nurse, C. Humphrey, P. Spudic, P. Ban- ovich, M. Ganchiff, B. Bobich. BETWEEN PARKED CARS Education is the most important reason for attend¬ ing school. At Morton this is clearly shown by the high standards set for the students to meet. The rea¬ sons why students continue to meet these standards are numerous: the teaching staff at MHS is one of the best to be found; all the members are required to meet certain qualifications; and the materials used in the school are being improved every day, enabling the students to have the opportunity to work with the best and most modern equipment. The spirit, “to learn as much as possible,” is one of the main reasons the students have accomplished such high goals. In whatever field a student may choose his career he has the chance to gain a solid foundation on which to start his future. If a student wants to attend col¬ lege he may gain entrance to the university of his choice by working hard and making a good record. If he is planning to work after graduation, Morton offers excellent courses in general business. Because Morton presents such a wide selection of elective courses, a student may take subjects for his own per¬ sonal enjoyment and benefit. Students have the opportunity to develop a strong background for the future by having a variety of excel¬ lent courses offered at Morton High School. Morton Is The Key to Academic Achievement Each New Day Provides Opportunities Students learn, over a period of time, that with each new day there are a number of fine opportuni¬ ties available to those who are willing to put forth the necessary effort to get them. Those who will strive to get ahead in the future strive now for good grades and excellent qual¬ ity in their class work. New friend ships are made, and more extracur¬ ricular activities are cre¬ ated each day. Activity begins about 8:15 A.M., when the first bell rings. From then on students can bq seen rushing to the bookstore for last minute items or hurrying to their next class, ready to learn. Guidance Helps To Promote Education Mr. Snadden checks senior college board scores. Schedules, program cards, and advice are all part of a counselor’s job. Each day in conferences with students or other teachers a counselor helps decide which pathway a student should take while in junior high and high school. New freshmen are shown around the school; sophomores are encouraged to push ahead on their studies and to take aptitude tests for the future; juniors are guided through PSAT and National Merit Scholarship testing; and seniors are given valuable career examinations such as College Boards and commercial aptitude tests for job placement. Mr. Chidester, freshman counselor, advises a new student on class schedules. Page Fifty-three English Inspires Cultural Awareness Morton’s English Department provides many opportunities for the student body to excell in their language. Students become acquainted with Julius Caesar, David Copperfield, spelling demons, and various English and American authors. Correct sentence structure, paragraph writing, and grammar are stressed dur¬ ing the four years of study. For graduation, three and one half years of English are required. English Literature is one of the electives offered by the English Deparment. This course puts emphasis on English authors and works. It also more clearly relates his¬ tory and literature. In the senior year, class writing is practiced, and The At¬ lantic Monthly is used as a supplement to the course. Closely connected with the English Department is the Speech Department. Through the efforts of this department the Morton debate teams have earned top honors in national competition. The English Literature course offers students a chance to study famous English works. Cheryl Bothwell, Ron Bocken and Larry Chance portray Macbeth. In Composition V students are required to write a theme about their future goals. Mary Baily and Don Havil seek career ideas. English IV students learn the basics of Roman life while studying Shakespear ' s classic, Julius Caesar. This miniature of Caesar ' s death scene was made last year by Mike Bradburn and Bridget Cernevski. Here Eugene Misner points out Brutus “the plotter” to Judy Govorchin while Susan Farkos listens intently. Page Fifly-four English Branches into Other Fields Speech class acquaints students with panel discussions and parliamentary pro¬ cedure as it is used in government. Dramatics, a new course at Morton, has won much acclaim from the Gover¬ nors. Acting methods and techniques which may be extremely helpful in col¬ lege or later life are studied. The class participates in skits, pantomimes, and many well known dramatic readings. Another course open to students who are good in English and have above average grades in Journalism. This elective course gives students the oppor¬ tunity to further their writing and spel¬ ling ability. TOP HAT and MORTON ITE staffs are chosen from the best stu¬ dents available so that top notch year¬ books and newspapers can be produced. Depicting a bus scene are Eddie Baker, Dave Mer¬ kel, Georgette Paulsin, Jim Beiriger, Pat Cole, and Ray Hawkins. The dramatics class performed skits, pantomimes, and dramatic readings. Through the window Mrs. Stock’s Journalism I students can be seen looking at various stories found in local newspapers. The class studies the numerous writing techniques necessary for the production of the Top Hat and the Mortoniie. Vocal expression is emphasized in the speech classes. Students learn to show emotions such as anger, sorrow, and humor. Don Dakin portrays anger while reciting " Mary Had a Little Lamb " as Ken Kessler, Jim Cook, Pat Dodd, and Carl Creekmore listen attentively. Students are taught to express pleasing vocal tones and physical expression to the fullest extent. Old And New Achtung! A familiar Ger¬ man phrase for German students who, for the third year, progress to build up the relatively new language class at Morton High. Be¬ sides the general study of the language itself, films and film strips are shown to familiarize the students with the people, German customs, and the country which claims the language students are learning to speak. The intense study of the German vocabulary, pro¬ nunciation, and gramma¬ tical construction has paid off for the students in having the satisfaction of learning the language well. Students have found that learning to speak the low, gruff tones of German can be difficult but rewarding. Improving their accents and tones by means of the tape recorder are first year German student’s Jo- elln Armstrong and Jim Bucko. Page Fifty-six Languages Are Discussed o o Latin students become acquainted with many customs of the Roman peo¬ ple, and although it is supposed to be a dead language many find Latin to be the basis for numerous words in lan¬ guages around the world. During their course of study, students are introduced to the many ideas on which the ancient Romans built their civilization. Descriptive pictures of these great people are often referred to throughout the Latin text. Students be¬ come acquainted with stories of true in¬ cidents of the time in which the Romans ruled the world, such as stories of the destruction of Pompei by Mount Vesu¬ vius. During the Christmas season stu¬ dents are enlightened about the way in which the Romans celebrated their holidays thousands of years ago. French, the language of one of the oldest countries in Europe, has been taught at Morton for two years now. The smooth flowing language reflects perfectly the holidays, street fairs, and customs enjoyed so very much by the French people. Definite national char¬ acteristics, such as French cooking and the general home life, are brought out in class discussions in which the students are re¬ quired to speak their new language. Conversations, transla¬ tions, and vocabulary building are the three main objectives for the first year. Customs and quizzes are also highlighted! ‘•Quelle est la date aujourd’hui?” which means " what is the date today " is one of the standard phrases asked of the French classes by Mrs. Hastings. Students are taught many everyday phrases From Latin El Camino Real, the test used by students learning to speak Spanish, transports its readers into the land of sleepy donkeys gay pinata parties, and rich, romantic traditions. The Spanish language, which is Based on the La¬ tin spoken by the ancient Romans, has become a popular subject at Morton. In the United States, students are taught Cast¬ ilian Spanish. During the first year, pupils learn the language basics for simple conversation; vocabulary study and grammatical constructions compose the subject matter. Students taking Spanish learn very early in the course the pro¬ per way in which to order Span¬ ish food. Making an attempt to use this knowledge are Franya Larkin, Linnea Furman and Gary Hackman, the waiter. Came French And Spanish New Era Offers More Challenges And Because science is rapid¬ ly becoming one of the most important courses in all high schools, Morton has expanded its science department to include courses in biology, physics, chemistry, health and. safe¬ ty, zoology and, this year, advanced chemistry. Biology is the extensive study of plants, animals, and humans. Physics, which requires math, is the study of radi¬ oactivity, light, density and weight, and sound. Chemistry is the study of all of the elements. Health and safety, a re¬ quirement for graduation, is concerned with the bod¬ ily functions and care. Zoology, offered to ad¬ vanced biology students, is the further s tudy of the animal kingdom. Advanced chemistry fur¬ thers study in the field of organic chemistry. Zoology students, Dean Wiese. Ken Mallette, Steve Davis, Ray Weber, and John Sheridan, dissect small sharks during lab period Page Fifty-eight Encourages Extended Sciences Study Collecting oxygen by displacement of water are Dennis Mierzwa, Barbara Seaman and Mary Ann Mayden. Students are taught the various methods of collecting the gaseous elements found in nature. Students also learn through lectures. Mr. Stout explains to Sue Krohman and Dennis Hepp the pur¬ pose of the air sacs and bronchial tubes in Health and Safety. Page Fifty-nine Social Studies Create New Interests Economic students concern themselves for a time with the intri¬ cacies of the stock market. Students are given " mythical money " In order that students may meet the demands Of our society for well-informed citizens, Morton now offers a complete social studies department. Fresh¬ men are instructed in world geography. Sophomores receive information on world events from a course in world history. Junior Mortonites further advance the knowledge of their own country through a two Because students must show what they have retained from their reading and lecturing periods, they are required to take tests regularly as in Mr. Nelson’s U.S. History class. with which to try their luck as buyers. Mr. Miller points out the best stocks to Joe Piekarczyk, Rick Fultz, and Nancy Bocken. semester course in U.S. History which this year offered a new outlook on old events with lectures given by both Mr. McClellan and Mr. Nelson. Sen¬ iors find much information in courses on government and economics. Included in the government course is a complete study of the Hammond city govern¬ ment and the way in which it operates. Students listen intently as Mr. Moorehead explains seme of the finer points in the study of government. Students Are Outstanding on Rebuttal Rebuttal, an educational program on channel 11, was the scene of and Stewart Lewin present their case during Morton’s first ap- the TV debates for high school competition. Here Paul Stivers pearance at the debates. In this debate the Governors placed first. Mathematics Has Stimulated Reasoning Mathematics, the basis for many modern day ca¬ reers, has in its recesses vast opportunities for any¬ one who dares to venture further. Morton offers classes for students in the academic or general cours¬ es. Included in the curricu¬ lum are general math, al¬ gebra, geometry, advanced algebra, trigonometry, and commercial math for sen¬ iors. General math is an ad¬ vanced course based on junior high math; algebra and geometry, college re¬ quirements, introduce en¬ tirely new ideas on math¬ ematical procedures. Senior trigonometry students, John Thieling, Pat Baldea, and Richard Kozdras discuss the many angles and parallel lines contained in this three dimensional figure. Business-Bound Students Look Ahead The commercial program includes courses of prac¬ tical value to all students. Included in the curriculum are typing, shorthand, bookkeeping, commercial math, salesmanship, gen¬ eral business, and filing. Most popular course is typing, since business- bound and college-bound students alike find it a vital skill. Next are short¬ hand and bookkeeping. Ac¬ tually, the entire program is popular, for students in all three courses of study are enrolled in commercial subjects. Since practical experi¬ ence is the focal point, pu¬ pils are encouraged to make work as accurate as possible, for accuracy and speed are important ob¬ jectives in the business world of today. Personal typing is usually taken as the beginning course for business-bound students or as a means for learning the basics of good typing for those who intend to go to college. To increase speed, regular timed writings are taken. Pat Pisowitz shows that fingers get tangled. Girls taking the beginning shorthand course find it to be almost like learning a whole new language. The dictation must be tran¬ scribed into shorthand symbols. Students must learn to be as swift as possible for businessmen always look for secretaries who are able to keep up with their speaking. Future office workers in all fields find clerical practice to be a most informative and useful subject in job hunting. Efficient machine operation is shown by Linda Petroff and Charlene McAtee. Page Sixty-three Home nursing, home management, and mechan¬ ical drawing are a few of thp practical arts courses offered at Morton each year. Home nursing teaches home and family care. Girls are taught to treat minor accidents, to care for babies, and, also, how to keep calm and what basic steps to take in the event of an emergency. In home management students learn the essen¬ tials of coping with the many problems found in the household. Girls learn how to budget money and how to spend according to that budget. In the advanced shop class Tom Wilson, Don Dakin, Mr. Concaldi, and Dennis Hepp look over one example of fine workmanship. Practical Arts Produce Special Talent Page Sixty-four Students Rush Home after 3:40 Bell ••The bell at last! " is the resounding cry of students and faculty learning until homework calls students back to the world of as the last bell of the day brings to a close all studying and economics, French, shorthand and other various school studies. 1, |H m §s •r — ' J ML ■ ' VpjH K 1 B « Students fill the hallways and move along with the crowd hoping that they will be able to somehow slip from the mass and quickly on to after-school open their lockers so they may be able to rush activities or the peace and quiet of home. Page Sixty-f Morton Is The Key to Sportsmanship The title of the undefeated 1961 City Champs was earned by the MHS football team. In basketball the team did an equally good job of bringing home titles. The other fall and winter sports received their share of glory, also. When spring came the Governors came, too, with all the honors. But what does a good record really mean, and what goes in to making it? MHS athletes could tell anyone without any hesitation. It takes not only big or strong players but ones who know how to work hard and keep on working even though they are win¬ ning. They realize that it is one team ' playing against another, not one man against another. They have, more or less, a sixth sense for the game in which they are participating. These principles and other important things are taught to a player when he first starts out in sports at Morton. In order to learn to cooperate and play the game well, he must always practice the ideals of the team and firmly respect the meaning of teamwork. By participating in various sports at Morton, a player must have sportsmanship as his basic founda¬ tion. In any sport he soon finds out that it will win him a great deal more than a game—in later life he will be rewarded in many ways by the continued prac¬ tice of this same sportsmanship. Mighty Morton Governors Attain State These boys, by not losing a single game, achieved victory and brought fame to Morton High School. BOTTOM ROW: L. Fredricks, J. Parchem, C. Mickey, J. Perdew, S. Vickari, K. Hyde, B. Swalick. B. Guzek, and M. Konyu. SECOND ROW: Principal A. W. Clark, T. Phares, T. Kolish, D. Palmer, C. Creekmore, R. Royer, M. Brad- burn. D. Lambert, D. McCrea, D. Stewart, G. Minchuk, managers With inspiration and desire growing stronger each game, Morton’s gridmen racked up the best football record ever compiled by a Governor eleven. Under the spirited leadership of head coach Maurey Zlotnik and his assistants Bob Gollner, Nick Luketic and Jack Georgas, the Morton varsity completed a per¬ fect 1961 season with an action-packed nine win and no loss football record. With teamwork and timing on offense and ag¬ gressive playing on defense, the Governors finished the 1961 football season with a second place state rating. Led by a versatile group of ball-carriers, the Morton contingent rapidly developed as a threat to their opponents, both in passing and in running. The aerial attack was led by quarterback Ron Royer, who found sure-handed receivers in ends Bob Guzek and AlJ-Stater Jim Perdew. Prominent in the ground game were underclass halfback Mike Brad- burn and Dennis Palmer, both of whom were noted for their end sweeps. Leading the squad in scoring was All-State fullback Carl “Crazy Legs’’ Creek- more, whose 154 points bettered the old Calumet area record of Gary’s Tom Harmon. J. Hemingway and E. Rosenau. THIRD ROW: Coach Zlotnik, T. Wilson, G. Tomsic, B. Thomas, B. Witwer, R. Bocken, J. May, D. Dakin. F. White, K. Kessler. TOP ROW: Coaches Luketic and Gollner, J. Zitko, B. Bales, J. Stahura, C. Iorio, J. Pouch. D. Mierzwa, R. Arvay, B. Ferguson. W, Ruff, and manager D. Sharpe. Perdew and Creekmore were named to Indiana ' s all state team. Morton’s mobile offense rolled up a season’s total of 365 points which was second only to first ranked Evansville Reitz (368). The rugged Governor de¬ fense, led by the “bone-shattering” tackles of team captain Don Dakin, held all the opponents they encountered to a meager total of 35 points. Morton opened the season with a 53-0 runaway against city foe Hammond Clark. The gridmen cap¬ tured their second city win with a 49-14 romp over Hammond Tech. Journeying to Fort Wayne South- side, the Governors ground out a 7-D win. For their fourth triumph the Governors rolled over Whiting 41-0. The gridmen celebrated homecoming with a 33-7 victory over Bishop Noll. Coach Maurey Zlotnik’s crew recorded their sixth win and fourth shutout with the 45-0 conquest of East Chicago Roosevelt. The Governor’s trip to Frankfort proved to be a 52-7 success. After a rugged 19-7 contest with Hammond High, Morton claimed the city championship. The Governors ended their first perfect season by running Gary Tolleston off the field with a triumphant 66-0 score. Page Sixty-eight Recognition With 9-0 Season Morton 53 49 7 41 33 45 52 19 66 365 VARSITY FOOTBALL GAMES Opponents Hammond Clark 0 Hammond Tech 14 Fort Wayne South 0 Whiting 0 Hammond Noll 7 E. C. Roosevelt 0 Frankfort 7 Hammond High 7 Gary Tolleston 0 35 All State End Jim Perdew heads toward the goal after catching a pass against city foe Hammond Tech. Perdew was one of the main cogs in Morton ' s outstanding line. T.D.’s Carl Creekmore 25 Mike Bradburn 6 Dennis Palmer 7 James Perdew 5 Bob Guzek 3 Bill Ferguson 3 Bill Witwer 3 John May 1 Walter Ruff 1 Mike Livovich 1 •Ron Royer 0 SRon Bocken 0 •Threw 12 touchdown passes SThrew 3 touchdown passes PAT’S 4 28 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total Points 154 64 42 30 21 6 6 6 0 0 Most Valuable Player Carl Creekmore is finally stopped after a substantial gain against Hammond High. Creekmore set an all time Calumet area ' scoring record with 154 point in nine games. Page Sixty-nine Teamwork Was The Outstanding Merit in Carrying Coach Maurey Zlotnik off the field in jubilation after a triumph over East Chicago Roosevelt are Governor players Mike Bradburn, Jim Perdew, and Jim Stahura. This victory was the first time a Governor eleven had beaten the Rough Riders from East Chicago. Coach Maurey Zlotnik called this Morton win one of the most significant victories in his 10 years of varsity coaching at Morton. Roosevelt couldn ' t cope with the speed of the " pony backs” even though the game was played on the muddy turf. Precision Blocking, And Accurate Passing Gang tackling was displayed in the Governor’s contest with E. C. Roosevelt. Assisting on this tackle are Don Dakin. Ken •Chooch” Hyde and an unidentified Governor at the bottom. Team play such as this helped Morton gain its state prowess. The mighty Governor defense gained as much statewide praise as did the noted Morton High School football offense for an outstanding season. The explosive Morton offense was not only recognized throughout the state but also gained nation-wide recognition from the Scholastic Coach magazine. The magazine noted that Morton had an average of 317 yards per game and were fourth nationally in rushing offense. Also, by gaining 401 yards, the Gover¬ nors were rated seventh in the nation in total offense. The Governors displayed th6 power they were noted for in the homecoming game against Bishop Noll. Morton’s ag¬ gressive defense held the Warriors to a single touchdown while the Governor offense amassed a total of 33 points. The Governors, rolling in high gear with four successive victories, ground out a decisive triumph avenging the previous year’s defeat suffered at the hands of the Nollites. Defensive “blitzing” was an important part of the Governor defense. Here middle linebacker Bill Ferguson tries to bring down a Noll player. Soon to assist Ferguson are teammates Jim Stahura (50), Dennis Mierzwa (60) and Ken Kessler (35). Page Seventy-one Creekmore’s 154 Points Shatter Records All State Halfback and most valuable player senior Carl Creekmore heads for a touchdown despite the defiance of a Frankfort defen¬ sive man. Creekmore is an excellent example of the speed that the 1961 Morton gridmen possessed. Against this Southern foe Creekmore, fullback, scored three touchdowns on sweeping runs of 56, 44, and 35 yards. Carl was only one of the main cogs which the mighty Governors had this year. Without the cooperation of players the wheel would not have rolled. B-Team in football closed their season with a record of six wins and no losses. Although small in number, they showed through spirit that hard work does not often go unpaid. BOTTOM ROW: G. Hlavaty, R. Pappella, M. Hendricks, J. Jewit, R. Bromiles, R. Johnson, and F. Coapstick. SECOND ROW: Principal Clark, C. Watts, W. Capalby, D. Muller, R. Hill, Coach Gollner, E. Pullo, D. Dedelow, P. Rapech, and manager R. Reigner, TOP ROW: D. Rose, R. Barron, D. Templeton, and J. Ray. Record 6-0. MHS Future Stars Aspire to Gridiron The up and coming Freshman team showed the fighting spirit of MHS. BOTTOM ROW: B. Matthews, T. Pierce, G. Teeling, B. Board, B. Brandenburg, R. Paswinski, Roland, J. Koker, C. Williams, A. Basso, R. Grenda, and managers J. Berbeco and R. Scekel. SECOND ROW: Coach Georgas. J. Gerovac, J. Repay, J. Benkovich, B. Jordan, D. Hiduke, J. Berta, R. Zimmerman, D. DuVall, J. Hal- carz R. Decker, T. Sumner, J. Dowling, and manager L. Strayer. THIRD ROW: F. Polack, L. Zuffo, R. Berg, F. Allison, G Gruska, F. McCay, J. Patai, L. Chaney, G. Shear, L. Stevens, W. Crary, G. Monar. TOP ROW: T. Perzanowski, J. Tomsic, D. Ward, K. Joesyk, S. Banka, J. Hlavaty, M. Tyron, R. Florence, and T. Eatinger. Kay Hemingway Named Homecoming Queen Crying Happily on escort Bruce Lohse ' s shoulder, Kay Heming¬ way shows her feelings after hearing that the Morton student body had chosen her homecoming queen. X-Country Requires Skill And Stamina 1961-196- Cross-Country varsity team members are R. Estep, L. Coach DePeugh, B. Phaii. L. Lessie, Manager B. Rosinski. B. Strauss, Hankins, P. Fedor, Manager S. Sweeney, D. Neff, A. Berchem, D. Mack, and B. Zerby. Their final record was 8-2. CROSS-COUNTRY SCHEDULE MORTON Opponent Var. Frosh-Soph Frosh-Soph Var. 17 20 Highland 32 41 19 20 Hammond Tech 38 37 50 — Calumet Township — 15 2nd 3rd City Meet — — 17 15 T.F. South 48 46 19 27 Clark 30 39 17 17 Whiting 38 42 19 20 Highland 38 39 16 — Griffith — 42 15 21 Hammond Bishop Noll 42 50 38 — Crown Point — 20 16th — Sectionals — — — 4th Tri-City Meet — — Practicing for the next meet are Paul Fedor and Lee Hankins. These boys ran second and first in the meets respectively. Page Seventy-five Roundballers Show Speed And Balance The Governors, short in height but long on team¬ work and spirited play, were lead by the aggressive floorplay of three-year letterman Ron Bocken and by the scoring of jumpshot specialist junior Ron Royer. Royer set a school record of 520 points for one sea¬ son and ended the campaign with a 23.6 p.p.g. aver¬ age by being leading scorer in 17 of the 22 outings. He was followed in the scoring column by M.V.P. senior Ron Bocken who had a 14.9 average. Leading in the rebounding department was junior workhorse Bob Guzek with 235 grabs. Guzek was also third third in scoring with his 12.4 average. The Governors opened the season with a 57-53 win over Merriville as Ron Bocken led the scoring with 22 points. After beating Whiting the Morton crew lost two games in a row, one to LaPorte and the other to Benton Harbor, Michigan. Led by the balanced scoring of Ron Bocken, Ron Royer, and Bob Guzek the basketeers regained their winning ways with a 62-61 overtime victory over Bishop Noll. After thumping Gary Wirt 80-63, the Governors registered their first city win by rolling over Ham¬ Xhe 1961-62 basketball team provided many thrills as they recorded a 16-6 record. They are: KNEELING—manager Don Sharpe, Assistant Coach Howard Stout, Head Coach Joe DePeugh, manager Bob mond Tech. By defeating St. Joe of South Bend, the Morton contingent entered the holiday tourna¬ ment at East Chicago Washington with a four game winning streak. The Governors came up short in the closely knit afternoon game against highly touted Gary Roosevelt. Morton ended their impressive day of play with an 81-72 conquest of Michigan City in the consolation game. Against City, Royer scored his personal high of 36 points and was followed by the 28 point performance of fellow forward Bob Guzek. The Governors started off the new year right with a 78-61 win over Lew Wallace. Against Terre Haute Wiley the Morton group set a school record of 92 points for one game. The crew continued their as¬ sault on the record with a decisive 95-66 romp over Gary Edison. After a hard fought 59-50 victory ov r Griffith, the Governors ran up their seventh straight win by mauling Highland 74-36. The Governors ' hopes were high for a city title, but a 63-61 over¬ time loss to city foe Clark dimmed their views. The Morton crew came back hard and fast with a 84-66 conquest of Hobart. Rosinski, Principal A. W. Clark (center); STANDING—Ron Royer. Lee Hankins, Dennis Musgrave, Chuck Mickey, Norm Houser, Jim Perdew, Bob Guzek, Dennis Palmer, Ron Bocken, Bill Witwer. Pattern Play Provides Exciting Results With valuable experience gained from the previous season’s play and the un¬ daunted leadership of Coach Joe De- Peugh, the 1962 squad rolled up a cred¬ itable record of 16-6. The Governors lose talented seniors Ron Bocken and Jim Perdew via grad¬ uation. Bocken was chosen captain of last year’s squad and was named M.V.P. for this year. Ron was also named on the honorable mention list of the Lake County all-star team. Perdew snared 156 rebounds for the second best total on the team and has started every game the last two years. Returning forwards Ron Royer and Bob Guzek gave the Governors a potent scoring attack. Royer set a school record for total points for one season and was Morton’s representative on the Lake County all-star first team. The Governor’s left handed ace. Junior Bob Guzek eyes the basket against southern foe Terre Haute Wiley. The Morton crew scored a school record 92 points against Wiley which was broken the following week. Most valuable player Ron Bocken gets his shot off against a Gary Roosevelt player. Bocken tallied 22 points in this game of the holiday tournament and barely missed a game winning shot with 5 seconds, to go for a highly desired victory. Page Seventy-seven Morton’s lucky number 13 is worn by Ron Bocken, who has The most popular Governor player, Norm Houser grabs a rebound maneuvered for a layup against the Pirates of Merriville. against Highland. Norm also scored 14 points in the Morton win. Experience Proves Aid To Governors A specialist at work, Ron Royer exhibits perfect form as he gets received from making this shot was a small part of the total 24 off a jumpshot against Highland High School. The two points Ron points he tallied against the Trojans. Page Seventy-eighl Morton Defeated in Championship Tilt Junior forward Bob Guzek lets fly one of his pat¬ ented left-handed hookshots over the outstretched hands of an East Chicago Roosevelt player. Captain Ron Royer goes up for a shot after being fouled. Royer led scoring with 20 points in this game of the sectionals against the Rough Riders. Morton’s “little-giant” Ron Bocken is fouled as he goes up for a Six-one center Jim Perdew looks for help during the championship rebound against Whiting in the sectional semi-finals. Bocken shot game of the sectionals- against East Chicago Washington, his way to a brilliant 30 points performance. Page Seventy-nine Has-Been’s Triumph Over Will-Be’s 67-66 VARSITY BASKETBALL SCHEDULE MORTON Opponent 57 Merrillville 53 39 Whiting 35 61 LaPorte 72 66 Benton Harbor 67 62 Bishop Noll 61OT 80 Gary Wirt 63 69 Hammond Tech 42 76 South Bend St. Joseph 70 74 Gary Roosevelt 75 81 Michigan City 72 78 E.C. Roosevelt 61 83 Lew Wallace 65 92 Terre Haute Wiley 64 95 Gary Edison 66 59 Griffith 50 74 Highland 36 61 Clark 63 OT 84 Hobart 66 65 Hammond High 81 81 E.C. Roosevelt 50 65 Whiting 60 65 E.C. Washington 91 E.C. Washington Holiday Tourney Sectionals In the traditional Has-Been Will-Be game, Norm Houser goes for a lay-up as his senior teammate Lee Hankins looks on and under¬ classmen Jim Parchem, John Smith, and Bob Imborek try to block his shot. This game ends the MHS basketball season. Games Royer 22 Bocken 22 Guzek 22 Musgrave 21 Perdew 22 Palmer 22 Hankins 21 Houser 14 Witwer 15 Mickey 15 INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Points Average Per Game 519 23.6 330 15.0 272 12.4 110 5.2 109 4.9 88 4.0 76 3.6 34 2.4 18 1.2 13 .8 Player Shooting Percentage Rebounds 49.0 107 45.3 36 37.6 235 37.7 90 43.3 156 31.4 63 31.4 46 57.8 47 50.0 12 33.3 28 Page Eighty Morton Junior Varsity members who ended their season with a J. Parchem, D. Mack. B. Imborek, T Phares and Coach Howard 6-13 record are J. May, S. Patterson, J. Smith, L. Kerr, T. Hopman. Stout. These Governors conquered 4 of their’last 6 opponents. B-Team And Frosh Look toward The Future Under the second year plan of Head Basketball Coach Joe DePeugh, pat¬ tern play was introduced not only in freshman and “B-team” ball but also in junior high school. The Governor “B-team” ended their season with a 6-13 record, after losing their first 10 games. They were led by the scoring of junior guard John Smith. In this freshman team Morton had one of its most determined squads. Envisioning the day when they will move up to the ranks of varsity basketball is the Frosh Roundball Squad—N. Lohse, D. Mays, T. Sumners, P. Marjonivich, J. Repay, G. Grushka, M. Miksich, D. Ward. G. Bagley, S. Banka, T. Eatinger, R. Decker and Coach Fraser looking at the trophy. Page Eighty-one MHS Grapplers End Season with 11-3 -Under the skilled guid¬ ance of coach Bob Gollrier, the Morton grapplers open¬ ed the season with a 46-8 conquer of E.C. Senators, but the matmen suffered their first defeat at Thorn¬ ton Fractional South, 20- 19. The Governors bounced back at the expense of their Portage opponents, with a 40-6 triumph. The grapplers were impressive even in defeat against the Bulldogs of Crown Point, 26-24, and state cham¬ pions Hammond High, by a slim margin of five points. The Governor ma¬ chine then rolled up seven successive victories. Low¬ ell, Tech, and E.C. Roose¬ velt were the first to fall by respective scores of 37- 9. 24-20, and 27-18. Sectional runner-up Russ Boyle, -senior who had an overall 16-2 season record, attempts a switch on a persistent Hammond High opponent in the sectionals. Page Eighty-two Morton Well Represented in Sectionals Reluv Teams Lead Morion Traek Wins Clearing a hurdle in perfect form is Junior Doug McCrea. McCrea is Morton ' s top runner in both the low and high hurdles. Straightening up after coming out of the starting blocks is Jerry Hutsler, who runs the 100 and 220 yard dashes. 1962 TRACK SCHEDULE MORTON Opponent 81 Merrillville 19 2nd Indoor 94 Hammond Tech 15 89 1 6 Clark 19 5 6 561 2 Hammond High 521 2 64 Horace Mann 59 E.C. Roosevlt 13 5th Hammond Relays 68i 2 E.C. Washingon 401 2 94i 2 Highland 141 2 64 Michigan City 42 Lew Wallace 31 2nd Sectionals Second in the city indoor meet, the 1962 track team posted a very respectable record—BOTTOM ROW: M. Bradburn, B. Zerby, M. Konyu, D. Dakin, J. Hutsler, J. May, J. Marton, and W. Ruff. TOP ROW: Coach H. Stout, P. Fedor, L. Hankins, D. McCrea, B. Fayle, R. Estep, N. Houser, L. Kerr, C. Mickey, D. Palmer, D. Templeton, and Head Coach N. Luketic. Page Eighty-four The 196a city champs in baseball—BOTTOM ROW: J. Liming, J. Perdew, B. Guzek, D, Musgrave, B. Thomas, G. Tomsic, C. Creek- more, R. Bocken, and B. Witwer. TOP ROW: Manager B. Rosinski, - Hawkins, J. Ferguson, B. Rakos, D. Rose, G. Yanek, D. White- house, W. Capalby, K. Hyde, and Coach J. Georgas. The Governors were led by the pitching and batting of Junior Bob Guzek. Baseballers Win City Championship Again No hit-no run ace. Junior Bob Guzek, delivers a pitch. Guzek pitched his second no-hitter of the season against Whiting. 1962 BASEBALL SCHEDULE MORTON 5 Crown Point 3 Hammond High 4 Highland 8 Clark 1 E.C. Roosevelt 4 Whiting 7 Tech 3 E.C. Washington 5 T.F. North 9 Calumet 1 Hobart 6 T.F. South Guzek’s no-hitters Opponent 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 0 .1 6 0 Page Eighty-fiv Gu x ' k’s No-HitU ' rs Lead TEAM STATtSTICS Name AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB B.A. Witwer 33 6 7 1 0 0 4 6 .212 Royer 26 5 4 1 0 0 2 3 .154 Creekmore 33 10 9 1 0 0 4 7 .273 Guzek 36 7 15 2 2 0 12 4 .417 Musgrave 34 8 7 0 1 0 4 4 .205 Bocken 31 7 9 1 0 1 7 1 .290 Thomas 34 7 6 0 1 0 5 0 .176 Lohse 13 1 3 0 0 0 5 3 .231 Perdew 27 2 5 0 0 0 3 3 .185 Tomsic 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .091 Liming 15 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 .200 Hyde 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 Whitehouse 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Hawkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 Team Bat. 297 56 69 7 5 1 49 32 .233 MHS Nine Sliding home with the winning run against Hammond High is Bob Guzek. Guzek is the Governor’s leading hitter. Waiting for the pitch, Carl Creekmoer, Morton’s center fielder, batted third for the Governors and compiled a very respectable eyes the pitcher. Creekmore, who lettered in his junior year, batting average during his two years with the Morton nine. Page Eighty-six MORTON 1962 GOLF SCHEDULE Opponent 204 Crown Point 172 Gary Lew Wallace 186 181 Bishop Noll 161 Hammond Clark 193 204 Gary Horace Mann 201 Portage 215 Crown Point 187 188 Griffith 183 Dyer Central 217 H96 Dyer Central 180 Hammond Clark 174 Hammond Tech 201 185 Gary Lew Wallace 164 Gary Wirt 190 ' 178 Dyer Central 168 Hammond High 170 Hobart 198 182 Bishop Noll 170 Gary Roosevelt 201 193 Hammond Clark 190 Bishop Noll 160 192 Crown Point 166 191 Griffith 183 174 Hobart 162 180 Hammond Tech 189 Three Team Meet ' Four Team Meet Golfers Start Second The 196a Golf team had many exciting matches—KNEELING: R. Hlavecik, T. Smock, T. Smith. STANDING: D. Lambert, J. Hjroch- ick, D. Koruzk, B. Beaty, J. Beiriger, D. Hiduke, G. Tiller, J, Morton’s Ben Hogan and Sam Snead " try to exhibit their skills. Jim Beiriger carefully watches Larry Chance ' s form. f Play Overman, L. Chance, and Coach R. Morehead. The Gol 1 team played their home matches at Lake Hills Gblf Course. Every member of last year ' s squad was lost through graduation. Cheerleaders Inspire Teams to Victory Varsity cheerleaders instilled sportsmanship through the year. In formation are Cathy Fausset, Michele Polochak, Marjorie Moorehead, and Kay Hemingway. Leading cheers at Reserve games were—Judy Jeneske, doing the splits, Diane Speelmon, Doreen Bianucci, and Carol Polochak. Leading their teams, the freshman cheerleaders were— KNEELING: Mary Lynn Waters, Janet Glasgow, Bonnie Rhoades, Gayle Ywanow, Nancy Creekmore, and Joanne Frye at football and basketball games. Page Eighty-eight Morton’s G.A.A. members who participate in girl ' s sports are— BOTTOM ROW: Sponsor Miss Hall, Pres. J. Fines, Vice Pres. K. Macey, Sec. G. Bishop, Treas, B. Bicanic. SECOND ROW: D. Brant, V. Britter, C. Grubbs, T. Oros, B. Stryzinski, B. Sheffer, B. Gasaway, S. Thacker. Y. Pecelin. THIRD ROW: M. Nelson. B. Miller, B. Dye, Girls Enjoy Sports And P. Bane, P. McCrea, J. Palmer, C. Shanta, P. Waters. J. Stewart. FOURTH ROW: J. Freeman, C. Gallagher, M. Paulsin, S. Means, B. Frye, B. Allen, D. Kiraly, M. Owens, K. Houser, D. Pruett. FIFTH ROW: M. Flynn, H. Badovinac, P. Williams, D. Ruff, K. Bell, J. Sankowski, B. Sharpe, L. Gilson. Entertaining These twirlers entertained through the year. They are—SITTING: Rohl, S. Shadoan, S. Crist, M. Berrisford, D. Frye, S. Detvay, B. C. Ventrella, C. Szoke, M. Mayden, E. Ritthaler. STANDING: S. Seaman, J. Vargo, B. Gallimore, N. Hill, M. Cunningham. Page Eighty-nine Morion Is The Key to Companionship High school is a student body working for the same goal—a good secondary education. More than twelve hundred Governors are enrolled at Morton. They are not merely going from one class to another in a simple existence; they have a way of life which is centered around the school that they attend five days a week. Here is a world of their own—people of their own age, people with the same interests. As students walk from class to class, they meet old and new friends. The every-day things are essential parts of this life: the certain someone who walks you to the fifth hour English class on the third floor; the faithful morning meetings in front of the locker bays to hear any new gossip; and students who are pour¬ ing over a text book at the Student Center for a test next hour. These times and many other every day occurences like these make up a normal high school life with times and friends no one will ever forget because of the many life long friendships which will be formed in this life. At Morton, as at any other school, true friendship is a cherished thing. All the friendships and the peo¬ ple comprising these friendships make a school what it is. This opportunity is the reason one can look at the students of MHS and realize why it has grown in prestige so rapidly in only a few years. Seniors Reflect with Fond Memories Seniors will always cherish the memories of years gone past. Ever since they can remember, they have been customers of the local pizza house and hamburger palace. The girls never spent their lunch hours eating but painting “good luck” signs for the team. Senior open houses are not a part of school curriculum but they are con¬ sidered equally important because most of the time is spent reminiscing over the past years. The Prom, a climax to every sen¬ ior’s high school career, is a vivid memory that will long linger as a wonderful farewell tribute to the class of 1962. Tears flowed and laughs bubbled as seniors congratulated one another on having “made it” after Commence¬ ment. MILDRED JOANNE ANDERSON Biology Club 2; Booster Club 1; Traveling Club 2: Y-Teens (Jr. 1, 2) (Sr. 3, 4). The Events of The Past Four Years CHERYL ELAINE BIELAK Highland H. S.: Booster Club 1, 2; Chorus 1, 2. Morton H. S.: Girls’ Chorus 4. They Danced at a Gala Honoring Student Association Officers JAMES J. CZERNIAK A.V. Club 2: Choir 3, 4; Theatre Guild 2; Travel Club 4; Biology Club 2; Cinema Club 1. Seniors Cheered Victorious Teams Throughout Their Athletic Seasons They Signed Classmates’ Senior Cards MARY MARGARET GOMBOS Girls ' Club 3, 4; Teacher Ass’t. 3. JOHN ALAN GOUDGE Cross Country 4; Debate Club 3, 4; Science Seminar 4; Lit. Club 4; Math Club 3; TOP HAT (Salesman 1, 2): Track 3, 4. CHARLES ED GOULT Basketball 1; Cross-Country 4; Football 1; Track 3; Wrestling 4. BYRON L. GREGORY Association (House 3, V.P. 4); Boys ' State Rep. 3; Choir 1-3: Debate 1-4: Fall Play 3. 4: N.F.L. (Sec. 4) 1-4: Orchestra 1, 2: Stage Crew 1, 2; TOP HAT (Ass ' t. Sales Manager 4). YERN GRUBB Art Club (Sec. 2, V.P. 3, Pres. 3): Theatre Guild 1. LEE HANKINS Basketball 1-4; Cross-Country 2-4; Track 1-4: Travel Club (Pres. 3) 1-4. JACK H. HARRIS Debate 4; Forensic Club 1, 2; Historical Club (Pres. 4); Hi-Y 3: Math Club 3: Stage Crew 1. JERRY DALE HAVILL Art Club (Treas. 4): Historical Club 3: Monitor 3; Sr. Exec. Board; TOP HAT (Salesman 4); Track 2: Travel Club (V.P. 2) 1. 2; Wrestling 1. RAY HAWKINS Glenwood Manual Training H.S.: Photo Club 1, 2. Morton H.S.: Biology Club 2, 3; MORTONITE (Photographer 3); Photo Club (V.P. 4) 2-4; TOP HAT (Photo Ed. 4). LINDA JANE HEDWALL Booster Club 2-4; Historical Club 2-4; Monitor 3; Office Helper 3; Quill and Scroll 3, 4; Spanish Club 1, 2; TOP HAT (Senior Ed. 4) 3, 4; Y- Teens 1. IRENE KAY HEMINGWAY Association (Sec. of Treas. 4); Booster Club 1. 3: Cheerleader (Captain 4) 1-4; Choir (Triple Trio 2, 3; Ensemble 3); DAR winner 4; G.A.A. 2; Girls ' State 3; Historical Club 1; Homecoming Queen 4; Jr. Class Sec.-Treas.; Phy-Chem Club (Treas. 4). WILLIAM JAY HEMINGWAY Association (Court Deputy 4); Cross-Country 2: Football 1. 3, 4 (Manager 3, 4); Historical Club 2, 3; M-Club (Pres. 4) 1-4; Stage Crew 4; Track 1-4; Wrestling (Captain 2) 1-4. DENNIS ALAN HEPP Chess Club 1. 2; Cross-Country 1; Hi-Y 1; Photo Club 4; Track 1, 2; Travel Club 4; Wrestling 1. NANCY LEE HILL Booster Club 1-4; Economics Club 4; Historical Club 1-3; Monitor 4; Sr. Twirler 3, 4. ROBERT J. HILL Cinema Club 1: Math Club 3; Phy-Chem Club 4. Page Ninety-eight with Numerous Treasured Inscriptions CATHY HLAVATY Association (House 1); Bookstore 3: Booster Club 1; Historical Club 2, 3; Monitor 2, 4; MORTONITE 4; J.R.C. 3, 4; Sr. Exec. Board 4. ROBERT DEAN HOHALEK Biology Club 3; Chess Club 1; Math Club 2; Photo Club 3; Phy-Chem Club 3, 4; Science Seminar 2-4. CHARRIE HOPP Booster Club 2; F.N.C. 2, 3; F.T.A. 1; Historical Club 3; Theatre Guild 4; Y-Teens 4. NORMAN O. HOUSER Basketball 1, 2, 4: Cross-Country 4; Football 1, 2: Historical Club 3; Stage Crew 1, 2. JUDITH KAY HOWARD Association (House 2. 3; Senate 4); F.T.A. (Sec. 4) 3, 4: Girls ' State Rep. 3; Historical Club 1, 2: Monitor Lieut. 3; N.H.S. 3, 4. CAROLE JEAN HUMPHREY Art Club 1: Clinic Helper 4; Follies 3: F.N.C. 3, 4; Home Ec. Club 4 ' : Monitor 1, 33; Teacher Ass t. 3. 4: Theatre Guild 2: Typing Practice 3. DALLAS GERALD HUTSLER Association (Deputv 3 . Basketball 1, 2; Cross- Country 1-4; Delegate to U.N.; Historical Club 1. Hi-Y (See. 2 V.P. 3, Pres. 4) 1-4; Jr. Class Pres.: Track (MV 3) 1-4; Travel Club 4: Wrest¬ ling 3, 4. PAUL DAVID JACKSON Athletic Manager 1; A.V. Ass ' t. 1; Bookstore 2: Booster Club 2; Cafet. Helper 1; Cinema Club 1 F.T.A. (Treas. 4) 1-4; Lab Ass ' t. 4; Photo Club (Treas. 4) 2-4: TOP HAT (Salesman 1, Ass ' t. Photo Ed. 4). DENNIS JOSEPH JANECZKO Basketball 1: Cinema Club (Pres. 3. 4) 1-4; Cross- Country 1; Jr. Exec. Board 3: J.R.C. 2; Monitor 4: Phy-Chem 1; TOP HAT (Salesman 4). PAT JAWORSKI JEANETTE JOHNSON Booster Club 1: G.A.A. 1, 2; Historical Club 3; J.R.C. 2-4: Theatre Guild 4. MARILYN ELIZABETH JOHNSON Booster Club 1; G.A.A. 1; Girls ' Club 4; Typing Practice 3, 4: Y-Teens 2, 3. KEN R. KESSLER Chess Club 1. 3; Football 1-4; Math Club 2; Photo Club 4; Track 1; Travel Club 4; Wrest¬ ling 1-4. CLARA KIKALOS Monitor 2; J.R.C. 1; Teacher Ass’t. 4; Theatre Guild 4; Travel Club 2; Y-Teens (Jr. 1, 2, BONITA LAVONNE KNIGHT G.A.A. 1: Teacher Ass ' t. 2-4; Travel Club (Treas. 2, Sec. 3) 2-4. Page Ninety-nine Spirit Sectional Made The Governors JOSEPH DEAN LUDDERS Forensic Club 1; Math Club 2, 3; MORTONITE (Ad. Manager 1, Business Manager 2); N.H.S. 3, 4; Quill and Scroll 3, 4; TOP HAT (Business Manager 4). Sound Off Loud And Clear For All to Hear DENNIS LEO MIERZWA Football 1-4; Historical Club 2, 3; Hi-Y 1-4; Mr. Ugly 4; Phy-Chem Club (V.P. 4); Wrestling 1-4. JOEL PHILLIPS MIXON Association (House 3); Chess Club 1; Math Club 2; Phy-Chem Club 3, 4; Science Seminar 2, 3. 4. The Prom Ended a Wonderful Year JAMES O ' BOYLE Chess Club 1-3. DONALD N. OLENIK A.V. Club 1, 2. MARCIA ANN PAGANELLI Choir 2; F.T.A. 3, 4; Girls’ Chorus 1; Poetry Contest (2nd Place); Teacher Ass ' t. 2, 3: Travel Club 1; Y-Teens (Jr. 1, 2; Sr. 3. 4). RONALD FRANK PASWINSKI A.V. Club 1, 2: Cafet. Helper 1; Typing Prac- CAROL ANN PEPELEA Biology Club 2, 3; ' Monitor 4; Teacher Ass’t. 2, 3: Travel Club 1; Y-Teens (Jr. 1, 2; Sr. 3, 4). JAMES DOUGLAS PERDEW Baseball 2-4. Basketball (MVP 3) 1-4; Booster Club 2; Football (All-State 4) 1-4; Historical Club 2. 3; Hi-Y 1; M-Club 2-4; Track 1, DANNY PETE A.V. Club 1: Booster Club 4; TOP HAT (Sales¬ man 3). LINDA MARIE PETROFF G.A.A. 1; Monitor 1-3; Teacher Ass ' t. 4; TOP HAT (Salesman 1-3); Y-Teens (Jr. 1, Sr. 3, 4). JANET ANN PETSKA Biology Club 2; Teacher Ass ' t. 3; Theatre Guild 4; Travel Club 1; Typing Practice 4; Y-Teens (Jr. 1, 2, Sr. 3). GAIL PIEKARCZYK JOSEPH M. PIEKARCZYK Historical Club 3, 4; Travel Club 1. MITCHELL PILOT Biology Club 3; Chess Club 1; N.H.S. 3, 4; Photo Club 3; Phy-Chem Club 2, 4; Science Seminar 1-4 (1st prize in Science Fair 1, 2). ELAINE PISOWICZ Booster Club 1-3; Historical Club 1-4: Monitor 3; Teacher Ass’t. 3. 4; Theatre Guild 2. KAREN ILENE PITZELE Band (Jr. 1, 2, Sr. 3, 4) 1-4; Biology (Sec. 2, 3; F.N.C. 3; Phy-Chem 4; Teacher Ass ' t. 1-4. JAMES NEIL PLUMMER A.V. Club 1, 2; Historical Club 3; Lit. Club 4; Photo Club 3, ' 4. Which Seniors Would Never Forget In Caps And Gowns with Heads High JERRY SAIN EUGENE V. SANKOWSKI Athletics Manager 1-3; Biology Club 1, 2; Hi-Y Club 1-4; Monitor 4. GLENN SARGENT Art Club 1, 2; Biology Club 1; Chess Club 2: Cinema Club 1; Stage Crew 2; Typing Practice 3; Wrestling 2. GERALD SARLEA Math Club 2, 3. BOB SAVAGE Art Club 2, 3; A.V. Club 1, 2; Biology Club 2, 3. GAIL ELLEN SCHLESINGER Association (House 4); Band (Jr. 1; Sr. 2-4); Booster Club 3: Cinema Club 3; Girls ' State Rep. (Alt. 3); Math Club 2-4; Office Helper 2; Orchestra 3, 4; Teacher Ass ' t. 3. PHILLIP EDWARD SCHREIBER Association 1-3; Biology Club 2; Cross Country 2, 3; Football 1; Forensic Club 2; Historical Club 3; Math Club 1, 3; Track 1; Wrestling 1-3. SANDRA LEE SERBU Art Club 3. 4; Biology Club 2; Theatre Guild 2; Travel Club 1; Y-Teens 1-4. SHERRY SHADOAN LOUISE MARIE SHAFFER Girls’ Club 2, 3; Typing Practice 2, 3. DONALD C. SHARPE Association (Jr. Judge 3; Chief Justice 4); Ath¬ letic Manager 1-4; Biology Club 2; Hi-Y 1-4; Jr. Exec. Board; MORTONITE (Ass’t. Sports Ed. 4). TIM G. SKERTICH Booster Club 1-3; Boys’ Chorus 4; Chess Club 1; Cross Country 1; Historical Club 2; Wrestling 2, 3. JOAN SMITH PEG SMOCK Association (Sec. of School Affairs 4); Booster Club 1-4; Choir 3. 4; Follies 2; Forensic Club 2; N.F.L. 4; Historical Club 3. 4; Jr. Exec. Board; Monitor 1; N.H.S. 3, 4; Office Helper 3; Teacher Ass’t. 3, 4; Theatre Guild 1; Youth Council 3. TOM SOMERVILLE Cinema Club 1, 2; Math Club 2. Page One Hundred Four We Bid To Morton A Fond Farewell VANWERT JOHN SPRAY A.V. (V.P. 4) 2-4; Football 2-4. JAMES RAYMOND STAHURA Biology Club 3; Football 1-4; M-Club 4: Teacher Ass’t. 4; Track 4; Travel Club 1; Wrestling 1-4. GEORGE F. STANKOVICH Biology Club 1; Teacher Ass’t. 4. MARY ANN STEVENS Art Club 1; Girls ' Club 1, 2; Teacher Ass’t. 2. JACK STICKLE Cinema Club 1; Cross Country 1, 2, 4; Historical Club 2; Track 1, 2; Wrestling 2-4. PAUL W. STIVERS Association (Rep.) 3; Band (Jr. 1. Sr. 1-4); Debate (Varsity) (TV Debate Part.) 1-4; Foren¬ sic Club (Sec. 3. V.P. 4) 2-4; N.F.L. 1-4; Jr. Class V. Pres.; Merit Scholarship Finalist; N.H.S. (Pres. 4) 3, 4; Sr. Class Pres.; World Affairs Rep. 3. SHEILA JOE STONE Booster Club 1-4; Cheerleader 1, 2; Forensic Club 1; N.F.L., 1; Freshman V.P.; Homecoming Court 4; Math Club 2. 3; Quill and Scroll 3; TOP HAT (Ass’t. Ed. 4) 3, 4. SUSAN MARIE SVENNINGSON Association (Ass’t. Court Recorder) 4; Booster Club 1, 2, 4; Choir 3, 4; Forensic Club 2; His¬ torical Club 1-4; Jr. Exec. Board; J.R.C. 3; Mon¬ itor 2, 3; Spanish Club 1; TOP HAT (Sales¬ man 2). ALICE LOUISE SWISHER Tipton H.S.: Spanish Club 2. Morton H.S.: Biolo¬ gy Club 3; Home Ec. Club 4. CHERYL LYNN SZOKE Booster Club 1, 3; Historical Club 1-3; Home Ec. Club 4; Homecoming Court 4; Monitor 2; Stage Crew 2; Sr. Twirlers 1-4. THOMAS WILLIAM TACKACS Band (Jr. 1, Sr. 2-4) 1-4; Historical Club 2, 3; Hi-Y 3; Jr. Exec. Board; Math Club 2; N.H.S. (Treas. 4) 3, 4; Sr. Exec. Board; Typing Prac¬ tice 3. AL TERZARIAL JOHN THIELING Association (Senator) 1; Debate Team 1; For¬ ensic Club 1; Historical Club 2; Hi-Y 2-4; Math Club 3; Monitor (Lieut. 3) 1-3; Phy-Chem Club 4T Spanish Club 2. ROBERT JOHN THOMAS Baseball 1-4; Chess Club (V.P. 2, 3) 1-3; Foot¬ ball 1-4; M-Club 4; Math Club 3; N.H.S. 3, 4; Phy-Chem Club 4; Wrestling 2, 3. SHERREL LYNDIS THOMAS Bookstore 2-4; Booster Club 1; Choir 3; Follies 2; Historical Club 1-3; Stage Crew 2; Y-Teens (Pres. 4) 1-4. Page One Hundred Sadly We Marched to the Strains DARYL THOMPSON Cinema Club 1-3; Monitor 4. DIANE TOMLINSON Booster Club 1-4; Cheerleader 1, 2; Jr. Exec. Board; Historical Club 1-3; Monitor 2-4; N.H.S. 3, 4; Teacher Ass ' t. 3; Typing Practice 4. SANDRA JOY TUTTLE Bookstore 2-4; Choir 1-4; Forensic Club 1; His¬ torical Club 3, 4; Monitor 2, 4; Teacher Ass ' t. 3; Travel Club 2; Y-Teens (V.P. 2) 1-4. DAVID VAN ALSTINE Biology Club 1, 2; Historical Club 2; Lit. Club 4; Math Club 3; N.H.S. 3, 4; Phy-Chem Club 4. RICHARD PAUL VAN GORP Chess Club 1. JOHN LOUIS VAPREZSAN Tech H.S.: Tennis 1; Morton H.S.; Band (1st Place District and State Contests 8) 1-4; Biology Club 2, 3; Cafet. Helper 2, 3; Orchestra 3, 4. JOYCE VALERIE VARGO Band (Jr. 1; Sr. 1-4); Biology Club 2; Historical Club 2; Monitor 4; Photo Club 4; J.R.C. 3; Thea¬ tre Guild 4; Y-Teens (Pres. 3) (Jr. 2; Sr. 3, 4). CYNTHIA ANNE VENTRELLA Bookstore 4; Booster Club 1; F.T.A. 4; Historical Club 1-3; Monitor 1-3; MORTONITE (Ad Sales¬ man 1); Stage Crew 2; Teacher Ass’t: 4; TOP HAT (Salesman 1-4); Sr. Twirlers 1-4; Y-Teens (Pres. 4) 3, 4. SHARLEEN J. VEZEAU Historical Club 3, 4; Teacher Ass ' t. 3, 4; Travel Club 1, 2; Y-Teens 1-4. GENTRY LEE VINTILLA Association (Court Deputy 4); Biology Club 1; Cross Country 1; Math Club 2; Phy-Chem Club 4; Teacher Ass ' t. 4; Typing Practice 3; Wrest¬ ling 1-3 (3rd Place in Sec.). J. MICHAEL WALSH Cinema Club 1; Football 1; Forensic Club 1-4; Hi-Y (Chaplain 4) 2-4; Science Seminar 3, 4; Jr. Exec. Board; Monitor Lieut. 4; N.F.L. 1-4; Teacher Ass’t. 3. JOHN PATRICK WALSH Association (House 2); Boys’ State Rep. 3; De¬ bate Club 1; Forensic Club 1; F.T.A. 2; N.H.S. 3, 4. FORRESTINE JEAN WARREN Fairfield H.S.: Band 1-3 (1st. in Inst. Contest); Future Homemakers of America 2, 3; G.A.A. 2, 3; Pep Club 3. Morton H.S.; Band 4; Booster Club 4; Typing Practice 4. SHERRELL CODY WATSON Biology Club 3: Girls’ Club 1-3; Historical Club 4; Homecoming Court 4; Monitor 4; Office Hel¬ per 2. 3; J.R.C. 3, 4; Travel Club 3; Typing Practice 4. DIANNE KAY WEEDON Association ((House 2-4); Band (Jr. 1, Sr. 2-4); Choir 4; Debate 3; Fall Play 4; Forensic Club 3, 4; F.N.C. 3; Girls ' State Rep. (Alt. 3); Histor¬ ical Club 2, 3; MORTONITE (Typist 4); N.H.S. 3. 4; Orchestra 3; Teacher Ass’t. 1-4; Soph. Class Sec.-Treas. Page One of The Familiar " Pomp And Circumstance” Camera - Shy Seniors Final Activities Keep Seniors Busy 1962’s Senior Executive board members are James Cook; Mrs. Soder- berg. sponsor; Mr. Alexander, sponsor; Tom Tackas; Diane Komin- Mlnt green and black were this year’s senior cord colors. Examples are sweater and slacks worn by Bill Witwer, culottes shown on Michele Polochak, and a suit modeled by Diane Tomlinson. Being measured for her cap and gown in the Student Center is Vicki George. A representative of the company brought needed measuring equipment and a sample of the caps and gowns. iak; Cathy Hlavaty; Cheryl Both well; Sherry Shadoan; Rich Koz- dras; Bill Banas; and Paul Stivers. P ge One Hundred Eight A Year That Seniors Will Remember Sadly these seniors, Linda Petroff and Eileen Ritthaler, see their high school lives coming to a close. This was the last year that they would be able to attend the various activities as MHS stu¬ dents. 1962 was the year of having cola and pizza parties and dropping in at the numerous open houses. These fond recollections will long linger in the minds of the graduating seniors. Page One Hundred Morton Juniors Prepare To Accept Morton’s juniors expres¬ sed their goals in every¬ thing they accomplished during the school year. Hours at Morton were filled with study. Every class was an im¬ portant part of the day and helped shape the lives of these Governors. The completion of term papers, notebooks, and themes helped to build their fu¬ ture as seniors and tomor¬ row’s citizens. Thus, with each passing day they grew closer to attaining the desired goals for their future life and education. This year’s junior class officers are Presiden t Brady Doughty, Vice President Ron Stanis and Secretary-Treasurer Mary Kay Thegze. They planned the Pron Jo Alexander Joyce Alexander Jolene Anderson Kathy Anderson John Ashburn Henry Bachmann Sherry Barajas Gilbert Lane Barnett Pat Barney Russell Barron Joe Bewley Dawn Bickle Linda Blair Susan Blumenhagen Mike Boardman Val Boelter Barbara Bogan Lora Bowlby Mike Bradburn Peggy Brockus Jeannette Bundy Sonya Byrd Bruce Byrne Randy Callison Dorothy Campbell Nancy Canady Sandra Casey Marybeth Ceglian Bridget Cernevski Dave Certa Carol Ciesla Carol Clark Page One Hundred Ten Future Responsibilities With Eagerness Patricia Cole John Cook Craig Courtice Sharon Crist Ella Rae Crom James Cyganowicz Lynne Daniel Aram Daronatsy Gwen Diehl Judith Djenka Pat Doolin Brady Doughty Pamela Drahos Marsha Dukes Roger Dukes Barbara Eatinger Charlotte Eckman Ron Estep Stephen Evacko Kandi Evans Herbert Fagan Nancy Fairbrother Linda Farley Don Farrow Jerry Frances Farster Cathy Faussett Robert Fayle Janet Fines Bonnie Fliesher Becky Francis Leslie Frederick Jim Freemen Sharon Friend Mary Frink Beryl Fry Steve Frye Dave Furuness Marilyn Granchiff Elizabeth Gardner Larry Gardner Phyllis Gearman Geraldine George Verna Mae Getzlaff Mike Goodson Carol Grubbs Bob Guzek Linda Hamill Ricky Hanaway Paul Hanson Linda Sue Hatfield Don Havill Bill Hawkins Sue Hawkins Jim Herochik Check Hess Barbara Hill Charlie Hill Page One Hundred Ele Will-Be’s Look Ahead to Attaining The Sandra Holloway ' . ' om Hopman Barbara Ann Howard Barbara Gail Howard Ken Hyde Chuck Iorio Richard Jenkins Melody Johnstone Cynthia Kackley Larry Kerr Robert Kessler George Kiger Jackie King Julie Kitchen Sharon Klaube Flo Klem Susan Knaver Sandra Kontrik Mike Konyu Dennis Koruzyk Cecelia Kozubal Rosalee Kuhn Sherry Kuhn Jim LaBelle Ray Labs Dale Lambert David Lloyd Richard Love Sharon Lund Kazia Macey Dennis Mack Ken Mallette Ken Marcinkovich Sandra Markley David Matusiak Leigh Mayer Judy Mestrovich Charles Mickey Gayle Miller Gene Minchuk Marjorie Moorehead Marilyn Moredich Judy Morgan Donna Morris Roger Muffett Bob Muller Doug McCrea Richard McCrea ‘ John Neighbors Dianne Nelson Kathi Nemeth Nancy Ochiltree Mary Ogborn Gloria Osmon Denny Palmer Jim Parchem Paula Parkovich Page One Hundred Tv Position of Next Year’s Has-Been’s Steve Patterson Linda Perry Cathy Peterson Tom Phares Pat Pisowicz John Poczatek Carrol Polochak John Puhlyak Alan Pumnea Jim Ray Sharon Reid Diana Reinert Sharon Repay Sue Reynolds Burgess Ridge Tami Rogowski Sally Rohl Loretta Rosanswank Delano Rose Ronlin Royer Jackie Ruble Douglass Sabody Anthony Sahulcik Jerry Sako Lynn Sarver Bob Schlesinger Susan Schreiber Wendale Seals Barbara Seaman Cherie Shannon Judy Shaw John Sheridan Karen Shirley Jim Skelton Steve Skony Jim Smith John Smith Kendall Smith Ted Smith Terry Smith Nancy Sparks Diane Speelmon Diane Stalder Ron Stanis Dixie Steele Kathy Stemper Nancy Stines Jim Storck Gloria Stricklin Laurie Stuart BUI Swalick John Swisher Carol Szarkowicz Mary Kay Thegze Linda Thielen Tim Thomas Gene Tomsic Fran Torok Page One Hundred Thirteen Class of’63 Anticipates " Senioritis” Barbara Trubich Linda Vadas Jean Vanes Ken Van Lul Steve Vargo Steve Vicari Stan Wagner Geraldine Wahl Darlene Walsh Richard Warkentien Ray Weber Barbara Westerlund Joan White David Whitehouse Gwen Wiggins Janet Williams Joan Wilson Judith Wilson Judy K. Wilson Karen Winders Carolyn Winsberg Alan Witte Judy Wright George Yanek A1 Ziemak James Zimmerman q Junior Executive Board planned and worked on the Prom and the Homecoming Float—Mr. Woolls, Mrs. Bonebrake. S. Friend. B. Josway, G. Stricklin, F. Klem, C. Kackley, C. Polochak, D. Speel- mon, C. Fausset, M. Boardman, D. Furuness, J. Sako, A. Witte, T. Phares, and B. Cernevski. These people were responsible for naking all the junior class activities successful. Page One Hundred Fourteen MHS Sophomores Look To The Future Their first year of high school behind them, the freshmen of last year re¬ turned as sophomores, set to investigate all the op¬ portunities now open to them. They discovered they had let many activi¬ ties go unnoticed during their freshmen year. They had more time for sports, dances, and clubs, having learned how to study in their freshman year. With the help of the sophomore counselors these prospective juniors select¬ ed courses and prepared for their chosen careers. This year’s sophomore class chose Dan Johnston as President. Rick Tyler as Vice President, and Carol Hines as Secretary Treasurer Carleen Adams Elizabeth Arnold Marla Ashby Mary Bakker Janet Bales Norb Barkowski George Barron Betty Basso Kathy Becky Ann Bennett Beverly Bernard Sue Bewley Doreen Bianucci Becky Bicanic Alvie Bishop Glenda Bishop Carol Blackman Lynn Blackman Carol Blessing Barbara Bobich Judith Bogucki Bill Brandenburg Diana Brant Maureen Brenman Susan Britt Richard Bromels Jim Buchanan Peggy Buckman Jerry Bujwit Carolyn Bunch Acey Burcham Page One Hundred Fif Sophomores Gain Vital Principles To William Bushby Jim Cain Pam Canner Wayne Capalby Robert Casey Gail Chambers Kenneth Charleston Linda Chorba Susan Churilla Floyd Coapstick Cheryl Constance Nancy Creekmore Ramona Crowe Dennis Dedlow Judy Diehl Gary Dietrich Audrey Dixon Pat Dodd Delores Drangmeister Gene Droke Sandy Duggins Marjorie Eades Frances Ecklund Steve Enochs Thomas Evacko Sue Farkos Jim Ferguson Judy Finley Gayle Fleisher Linda Foster Dennis Fredricks Sue Freeman Beverly Friend Kathy Frunk Karen- Fulton Linnea Furman. Darrell Gains Cathy Gallagher Barbara Gallimore Wayne Gallimore Barbara Gasaway Holly Gasper Barbara Gentz Susan Georhe Clarke Gholson Laura Gibson Nancy Glass Sharon Golec Wanda Goodson Leslie Gombus ■ Richard Goudge Judy Govorchin Mike Grace Carol Grcevic Carol Grenda Robert Gyurko Jim Halcarz Maxine Hartman Further Their Future Opportunities «ft n f V gty Ellen Hawkins Michael Hendricks Susan Hendron Pamela Hill Carol Hines Ray Hlavacek Curt Hoggatt Linda Holly Helen Holsclaw Sandee Homner Ruth Ann Hopp Darlena Howell Richard Howerton Carolyn Hunt BUI Hunziker Yvonne Ignazito Bob Imborek Gay Janney Judy Janssen James Jewett Marie Johnson Danny Johnston Mary Kicho Janet Kiger Carolyn Knight Cindy Kolwicz Barbara Kovera Ron Kramer Henry Kras Wayne Krupa Richard Lambert Jill Lassiter Dennis Lavrion Larry Lessie Paul Lewin Norman Lohse Ronald Lohse Ronald Long Karen Losh Stormy Lowrance Carolyn Luchene Richard Mace Karol Mack James Mancos Ed Mandernack Mariann Mansavage Jim Marley Judy Marlott Brenda Marlow Wayne Marrs Gayle Maskovich Ronnie Matonovich Bill Matthews Barbara Matusiak David Merkel Leonard Mesberg Pat Mierzwa Page One Hundred Seventeen Prospective Juniors Attain Knowledge Mike Miksich Paula Mikula James Millsap Karen Milton Eugene Misner Bob Mitchell Carol Mitchell Donna Modjeski Ellen Moffett Roger Morrison J. P. Murphy Laura Murphy Cookie Myers Judy McAleer Nancy McConnell Micki McGinnis Donald Neff John Nicholas Pam Opperman Toni Oros Jack Overman Mary Partida Sharon Paswinski Rickey Paswinski Charles Patai Wayne Pelhank Penny Phelps Tom Pierce Eunice Pittman Leon Piznarski Sandy Pocius Bob Popiela Jackie Premuda Bonnie PFuitt Ed Pullo Karen Pieramico Betty Quinn Bill Rakos David Rasmussen Ron Reba Susan Reno Bonnie Rhodes •Richard Ridge Janet Rivich Rita Robinson Roger Rollins Paul Ropac Jeanne Rose Ernest Rosenau Willie Ruff Lynne Sabo Tom Sabo Warren Sabo Robert Salach Mary Ann Sallade Cheryl Sarver Betty Sasse James Schmidt Page One Hundred Eighteen through Studies And Outside Activities Bill Schoenborn Carol Schreiber Sharon Schreiber Marge Schweighardt Bob Segally Dorinda Serbu Guy Seydel Paulette Shafer John Sheline Don Sherer Harry Shock Lon Silagi Sandy Skager Mike Skertich David Smaron Greg Smith Judy Somerville Pat Sonaty Janet Spencer Deanpa Spork Debbie Spray Patricia Spudic Rosemary Stahl Jack Steele Jody Stevens Larry Stevens Linda Stevens Susan Stephenson Sandy Stone Barbara Stryzinski Carole Stuhr Loretta Sullivan Tim Summers Mary Lou Suto Scott Sweeney Bob Szczepanski James Tiller Ronald Thomas Warren Thompson Jim Tomson James Tuttle Rick Tyler Reginald Valentino Robert VanGorp Francene Vintilla Barbara Volk John Walters Mary Lynn Waters Peggy Waters Don Ward Cliff Watts Sherman Waring Jerry Weber David Webster Janice Webster Charlene Wein James Wells Page One Hundre Sophomores Gain Vital Principles To Letha Wells Linda White Sue Whitghouse Glenda Wilks Connie Williams June Williamson Karen Williford Helen Wilson Colleen Wood Gayle Ywanow Susan Zaher Bob Zimmerman Cathy Zimmerman Don ZuFall Sophomores, after only one year of high school, soon realize that seniors tower over them, especially in height. Looking up to a tall senior, Norm Houser, is Doreen Bianucci. Locker stuffing is an old fad at Morton High School. The idea is to see just how much pupils can fit into the four foot by one foot cubical called a locker. When two or three share a locker the job of stuffing becomes easier. Most of the Morton students are forced to share a locker. One might be surprised by the articles found in a locker—a red sneaker and white sneaker, both for the left foot, a four day old lunch and a change of clothes are just a few. Occasionally a person gets stuffed into a locker, but this is not regular practice. Fitting one more book into this locker is Charleen Adams as her partners Janet Bales and Judy Janssen watch. Page One Hundred Twenty Morton Freshmen Set High Standards With a world of new ex¬ periences awaiting them, the freshmen began their four years of study at Morton. Even though the “freshies” received the traditional teasing, they soon fell into the scheme of school activities, join¬ ing clubs, having parties, and attending athletic events. They elected offi¬ cers, paid class dues, adop¬ ted new languages, and studied laboriously. The most important part of their freshman year, though, was establishing the goals they would fol¬ low throughout life. Serving as freshman class officers are President Nancy Creekmore, Secretary-Treasurer Sandy Dun¬ can. Vice President Judy Jeneske. Joan Acheson Sharon Allen Gary Andersen Joellyn Armstrong Jo Ann Arvay Helen Badovinac David Bailey Pat Baker Joyce Bakker Laura Ball Larry Banas Patricia Bane Steve Banka Madeline Barabas Sharon Barner Betty Barney Carl Barr John Barta Anthony Basso Ruth Ann Baxley Eileen Beckett Janice Beckman Barbara Beilby Jim Berbeco Reinhold Berg Douglas Bergs John ' Benkovich Larry Benkovich Brenda Bernard Marilyn Berrisford Susan Berta Don Bewley Page One Hundred Twenty-one The Class of ’65 Participates in High George Bewley Stephen Bigler Gloria Bindas Kitty Bjorklund Vaniel Blair Brian Board Ken Bocken Ken Bogert Stephen Boskovich Dawn Bowman Beth Bradford Terry Bradford Rosalind Brenman Dennis Brooke Christine Brown James Bucko Carol Bujwit Alan Burns Dallas Burton Sharon Buza Barbara Caldwell Kathy Callahan Janet Campbell Carolyn Cergizan Larry Chaney Gary Chansler Aleta Chapman Wally Chappey Philip Chipman Bob Chorba Phyllis Chrisney Cheryl Clark Sylvia Clark Phil Coduti Ellen Cody Pamela Corman Cynthia Cowan Sandra Cox Alice Crary William Crary Marilyn Creekmore Candy Crosby Marijo Cunningham Susan Cutler Harriet Czarnecki Pamela Day Ronald Deak Richard Decker Brian Doughman Pat Dovey John Dowling Paula Dowling Theresa Drake Ronald Duncan Sandra Duncan Duane DuVall Beverly Dye Tom Eatinger Twenty-two School Academics, Sports and Clubs Laurie Echterling Nancy Eldridge David Ellison Christy Emrah Noel Erickson Jennifer Evans DeWayne Faist Mary Ellen Federenko Vaughn Fitzgerald Robert Florence Maureen Flynn Linda Foraker Linda Foss Bettie Freel Judy Freeman Betty Frink Barbara Frye Carla Frye Joanne Frye Linda Gay John George John Gerovac Terry Gillim Pat Gilson George Girman Glynn Glad Janet Glasgow Deborah Glegg Pete Gombos Wayne Grabowski Ron Grenda Gerry Gruska Richard Guy Paul Guzis Gary Hackman Norma Hall Barbara Hallum Jean Hammersmith Georgann Hamnik Ralph Harrison Louis Harsany Diana Havill Nancy Hawkins Stephen Henderson Marcy Hankahaus Jerry Herochik Linda Hess Priscilla Hess Mary Hether Diana Hetterscheidt Drew Hiduke Donna Hill Terry Hindmarch Jim Hlavaty Ed Horvat Linda Horvath Jenny Houchln Kris Houser Page One Hundred Twenty-three Morton Freshmen Start Climbing The Betsy Howell Cynthia Iliff Linda Inglis Susan Ingram Don Irvin Sondra Jacobs Ruth Jackowski Don Jamison Robert Jamison Robyn Jantz Keneth Jazuk Judy Jeneske Judy Johnson Linda Johnson Wilma Johnson Iona Johnstone Bob Jordan Tim Kallok Lucy Kennedy Danny Kerr Jim Kiger Patricia Kendzierdki Nancy Kingery Donna Kiraly Dennis Kirleis Ron Kish Alan Knierieman Andrea Knish Dan Knoche Michael Kocon John Kocur Linda Kohl Nancy Kolodziej Marcia Komar John Kosik Joseph Krucina Tom Krughoff Candy Lake Pat Landfald Franya Larkin Linda La Salle Carol Lee Dennis Lee Larry Lee Rita Lindsey Linda Long Joe Lubarski Sandy Luchene Pam Lutz Bonnie Mang Richard Mann Pete Marijanovich Sandra Martin Linda Marton Linda Mayden Dan Mays Susan Means Page One Hundred Twenty-four Ladder to Their High School Education Terry Mears Shirley Meding Kathy Mehok Mike Mestrovich Patty Mickey Jim Mihalic Jacqueline Mika Jerry Mikel Harriet Miles Brenda Miller Donna Miner Gloria Misecko Penny Moats Earl Modlin Greg Molner Mary Moore Kathy Mueller Jill Murchek Cinda Myres Frank McCay Phyllis McCrea John McCreary Darla McGhee Millard McGuire Ron McKeown Allen Nagy Janice Nalepa Shirley Neel Marlene Nelson Janet Newsome Bob Novosel Larry Odegard Janis Olsen Martin Olsen Clandelyn Olson Ronald Ortega Karen Oster Melinda Owens Cecil Palmer Joanne Palmer Bob Parchem Joan Parkhurst Sandra Parkhurst Sandy Parrish Tom Parrish Mark Paswinski John Patai Georgette Paulsin Melody Paulsin Yvonne Pecelin Larry Perryman Tom Perzanowski Janet Peterson Ken Pierson Bob Polen Margaret Preston Latty Pucalik Donna Puett Page One Hundred Twenty-five The Freshmen Establish Themselves Ronald Purdy Robert Race Carole Rae Marcia Randolph Alice Reichardt Susan Relinski Cheryl Reynolds Terry Reynolds James Rhodes Ralph Rhodes Thomas Rich Sharon Rivich Eileen Robinsoi Paula Rosenau Denelsa Rudisill Debby Ruff Terry Ruhs Zbig Rybicki John Rycerz Craig Sandlin Jeanne Sankowski Jeanne Savage Barbara Scheffer Larry Schmoekel Carol Schriver David Schumann Paul Scott Richard Scott Rick Segraves Richard Sesny James Shabi Nancy Shadoan Sharon Shanley Carol Shanta Charleen Shanta Barbara Sharpe Russell Shepard Jim Sherer Don Sickler AI Sikih James Silaghi Jim Siple Beverly Smith Cheryl Smith Tom Smith Maureen Smolen Patricia Sopo Connie Spear Karen Spies Nancy Spudic Ronald Stafford Kay Stanton Judy Stewart Larry Strayer Richard Struhs Kathy Summerlott Tim Summer Page One Hundred Twent-sij As Loyal Morton School Boosters Gary Taggert Pam Talmadge Susan Tate Brad Taylor Kathy Teegarden George Teeling Kristine Tenkely Susan Thacker Diane Thatcher Doris Thielen Beverly Thomas Charles Thompson Diane Thompson James Tomsic Christine Toth Nancy Toth Pamela Townsend Doris Travis Ron Turner Jim Wagner Warren Walle Jane Walsh Carol Walters Elmer Watson Louis Weber Richard Welsh Terry Werts Bonnie Wheatman Barbara White John White Kent White Loretta Wiechecki Linda Wilkerson Cindy Williams David Williams Pat Williams Barb Winarski Richard Winders Laurie Wing Paul Winkler Loretta Winirger Jill Virag Richard Volbrecht Janica Zea ; m 9 j 2i 1 % :||fj Linda Zellers Marcell Zlotnik IS Adapting ro a new routine was the job awaiting each of Morton High ' s incoming freshmen in 1962. These three, learning the numbering system of the classrooms, are— Jane Walsh, Kris Houser, and Kathy Teegarden. National Merit Scholarship Finalists Mitchell Pilot, Jack Harris, grossed in research. Scholarship finalists must rank in the 99 per- Paul Stivers, George Berbeco, and John Goudge are deeply en- centile in both the verbal and mathematical parts of the test. Students Rank High in Achievements 1962’s DAR Medal was awarded to Kay Hemingway on the basis of honor, service, courage, leadership, and scholarship. Salutatorian and Valedictorian. Jack Harris and Terry Collins, by maintaining high academic standards throughout 4 years of high school, have achieved the honor of being ranked second and first in their graduating class of 236 students. MHS Bids Farewell to Mr. Clark Principal Albert W. Clark, who has seen two generations of Governors tread Morton’s halls, an¬ nounced during the 1961-62 school year that he would retire at the end of the summer school session. Mr. Clark became the principal of Morton in 1942 after coming directly from a similar job at Columbia School. In referring to his work, Mr. Clark commented, “No one could ever work in a finer community. The parents have been cooperative; the students, respectful.” In 1924 Mr. Clark started teaching at Columbia. Before this time he taught in Boone County Schools for two years and in Kentland for one year. Principal Clark started his college education at Central Normal College, where he majored in social studies for his B.A. degree. At Butler University Mr. Clark did post-graduate work in school administra¬ tion for his master’s degree. The organizations he has been affiliated with are numerous. Mr. Clark was Character and Spiritual Education Chairman of the Indiana Congress of Par¬ ents and Teachers. He was chairman of the First Methodist Church building committee when that church instituted its new structure. He has been a member of many of the National Education Associations. Page One Hundred Twen»y-r Administration Aids The Student Body Under the capable di¬ rection of R. B. Miller the Hammond Board of Edu¬ cation guides the lives of the students of the Public Schools in Hammond. The School Board con¬ trols the funds for the en¬ tire Hammond system. The Board has made it possible for schools of this district to use facilities that pro¬ vide both educational and recreational development. Elected on a bi-partisan basis, the members of the governing board of the Hammond Public Schools are—BOTTOM ROW: Mr. L. Bereolos, Mrs. T. Allen, Mrs. L. Stern, Dr. H. Eggers, and Mr. C. Scott. TOP ROW: Mr. O. Rapp, Mr. C. Bomberger, Mr. M. H. Thorsen, Mr. D. Gavit, and Mr. R. B. Miller, Superintendent. Robert D. Newkirk On January 10, ' 1962, the students and faculty of Morton felt the loss of a fine social studies teacher, Robert D. Newkirk. Mr. Newkirk suffered of neph¬ ritis and was hospitalized for some time before his death. Mr. Newkirk was a graduate of Ball State Teach¬ ers’ College and in his fifth year of teaching at Mor¬ ton. He was co-sponsor of the H i-Y and aided in athletic affairs during the football and basketball seasons. The M.H.S. Governors contributed towards buying a $600 bond for his daughter Susan. Page One Hundred Thirty Mr. W. Winston Becker, who is Morton ' s administrative assistant, will take over as principal beginning with the fall term of 1962. He received his B.A. at Huntington College and his M.S. at Indiana University. Ernest Alexander: Commercial Department Head: B.S., M.A., Ball State Teachers College, Sponsor, Senior Class and Typing Practice. Glenda E. Benjamin: Instrumental Music Depart¬ ment; B.M., Butler University. Lena Bonbrake: Mathematics Department; B.A., Indiana State College; Sponsor, Y-Teens. Bill J. Came: Science Department Head; B.S. Indiana State College; Sponsor, Phy-Chem. Charles B. Chidester: Guidance, Mathematics De¬ partment; B.A., Yale University; M.A., University of Kentucky. Barbara A. Cisman: Physical Education Depart¬ ment; B.S., Ball State Teachers College; Sponsor, Freshman, B-Team, and Varsity Cheerleaders. Their Services Help Us To Succeed Frank G. Concialdi: Industrial Arts Department; B.S., Northern Illinois Teachers; M.A., Colorado State University; Sponsor, Chess Club. Robert Coolidge: English Department; B.S., Ander¬ son College. G. Bernard Dant: Mathematics Department; B.A., Indiana State College; A.M.T., Indiana University; Sponsor, Mathematics Club. Virginia Davis: English Department; B.S., North¬ western University; Sponsor, Jr. Red Cross. Joseph E. DePeugh: Mathematics and Physical Education Departments; B.S., and M.S., Indiana State College; Coach, Varsity Basketball and Cross Country. Stanley Elgas: Librarian; B.S., Ball State Teachers College. Robert D. Fraser: Industrial Arts Department; B.E., Northern Illinois Univers ity; M.A., Iowa University; Coach, Freshman Basketball; Sponsor, M-Club. Jack Georgas: Social Studies Department; B.S., and M.S., Indiana University; Coach, Varsity Base¬ ball and Freshman Football. Arthur R. Gibson: Science and Audio Visual De¬ partment; B.S., Monmouth College; Ph.M., Wiscon¬ sin University; Sponsor, Cinema Club. Pape One Hundred Thirty-one Laura G. Gibson. R.N.: School Nurse: B.S. in Nursing, University of Washington: Sponsor, Future Nurses Club. Robert Gollncr: Social Studies and Physical Educa¬ tion Departments: B.S., Butler University: Coach, Wrestling: Assistant Coach. Varsity Football. Louis Gregory: Instrumental Music Department: B.A. and M.A., Chicago Musical College. Marjorie Groves: Mathematics Department: B.A., University of Missouri: M.A., University of Chicago. Judith C. Hall: Physical Education Department; B.S.. Indiana State College: Sponsor, G.A.A. Margaret Hanlon: Guidance Department; B.A., Beloit College; M.A., University of Wisconsin; Sponsor, Junior Y-Teens. Faculty Helps To Guide Students of Jean Hastings: Foreign Language Department; B.A., University of Toronto; Sponsor, French Club. Ellis Hays: Speech and Social Studies Department: B.S., Manchester College; M.A., University of Den¬ ver; Coach, Debate; Sponsor, Forensic Club. Mabel V. Hunter: English Department Head; B.A., Nebraska State Teachers College; Sponsor, National Honor Society. Norma Kelly: English Department; B.A., State University of Iowa; M.A., University of Colorado; Sponsor, Literature Club. Mary Margaret Kelsay: Home Economics Depart¬ ment; B.A., Earlham College. George Kurteff: Social Studies Department; B.S., Indiana State College; M.S., Indiana University; Sponsor, Hi-Y. Marsha Levine: English Department: B.S., Univer¬ sity of Wisconsin; Sponsor, Forensics. Karen Looze: English and Drama Department; B.A.. Augustana College; Coach, Dr amatics; Sponsor. Stage Crew, Theatre Guild, and Thespians. Nicholas G. Luketic: Commercial Department; B.S. and M.A., Ball State Teachers College; Coach. Track; Assistant Coach, Football; Sponsor, Games Club. Page One Hundred Thirty-two Ann Mahan: English Department: B.S., Indiana University; Sponsor, Forenic Club. Grace Marion: Foreign Language Department: B.A., Franklin College; Sponsor, Spanish Club and As¬ sistant Cheerleaders. Jacqueline Martine: Home Economics Department; B.S., Northwest Missouri State College; Sponsor, Girls’ Club. Keith McClellan: Social Studies: B.A., State College of Iowa: Sponsor, Historical Club. John Melton: Instrumental Music Department; B.A., Valparaiso University; M.A., Northwestern Univer¬ sity; Sponsor, Band and Majorettes. Barbara Miller: Vocal Music Department; B.S. and M.S., Indiana State College; Sponsor, Choir. Morion in Building for The Future Patricia Miller: Commercial Department: B.S., Ind¬ iana University; Sponsor, Student Association. Hans G. Moll: Mathematics Department; B.A., Val¬ paraiso University. Roy B. Moorehead: Social Studies Department; B.A., Ball State Teachers College; Coach, Golf; Sponsor, Government-Economics Club. Harriette M. Moylan: Englinsh Department; B.S., Massachusetts State Teachers Colllege; School Pub¬ lic Relations. George H. Nelson: Social Studies Department; B.S., Western Illinois University; Sponsor, Travel Club. Mary J. Pettersen: Science Department; B.A., State University of Iowa; M.S., University of Pennsyl¬ vania: Sponsor, Phy-Chem Club. Julian H. Rasmussen: Science Department; B.S., Roosevelt University; Sponsor, Photo Club and Biology Club. Phil F. Robaska: Social Studies Department; B.A., Illinois State Normal College; M.A., Northwestern University. Walter P. Ruff: Foreign Language Department; B.A., University of Illinois; M.S., Indiana Un¬ iversity. Page One Hur Thirty-1 Andrew J. Rusnak: Social Studies Department; B.A. and M.A., Indiana University; Sponsor, Stu¬ dent Association. Leonard Snadden: Guidance Department; B.S., Southern Illinois University; M.Ed. and P.C. Ed., University of Colorado; Sponsor, Travel Club. Dorothy Soderberg: Commercial Department; B.A., Eastern Michigan College of Education; Sponsor, Senior Class, TOP HAT Club, and TOP HAT Business Advisor. Gerald Spitzer: Science Department; B.A., Indiana Central College; Sponsor, Biology Club. Bob A. Spry: Science Department; B.A., Hanover College. Nancy Squibb: Mathematics and Guidance Depart¬ ment; B.S. and M.S., Indiana University. Teachers Enlighten Students of MHS Elizabeth T. Stier: Home Economics Department; B.S., Knox College; Sponsor, Home Economics Club. Helen Stock: English and Journalism Department; B.S., Northwestern University; Sponsor, TOP HAT and MORTONITE, Quill and ScroU. Howard E. Stout: Science Department; B.S., Ball State Teachers College; M.S., Indiana University; Assistant Coach, Basketball and Track. May Virden: English Department; B.A!, Cornell College. William A. Volk: Guidance and Social Studies De¬ partment; B.S., Valparaiso University; M.A., Uni¬ versity of Chicago. Anthony P. Waring: Art Department; B.F.A. and M.F.A., School of the Chicago Art Institute; Spon¬ sor, Art Club. Robert C. Welte: Commercial Department; B.S., Manchester College; M.A., Ball State Teachers College; Sponsor, Booster Club. Donald P. Woolls: Commercial Department; B.S. and M.S., Indiana University; Financial Athletic Manager; Sponsor, Junior Class and Booster Club. Maurey Zlotnik: Physical Education Department; B.S., Indiana State College; Coach, Varsity Foot¬ ball; Athletic Director. Page One Hundred Thirty-four They Deserve Admiration from Many Office Staff Efficiency is the word that best describes Mor¬ ton’s office workers. A var¬ iety of tasks keeps them busy during the week. Stu¬ dents and even teachers would be amazed at the extent of their responsibil¬ ities. When teachers are ill or unable to be at school, the office workers phone sub¬ stitutes, making sure each class is supervised during the teacher’s absence. When tests such as the National Education Devel¬ opment Tests are given, Mrs. Reynolds collects the money for these tests. Cafeteria Staff Page One Hundred Thirty-five The members of the cafeteria staff give the stu¬ dents an opportunity to obtain well-balanced lunch¬ es. Tasty lunches are serv¬ ed to the hungry Gover¬ nors during the fourth, fifth, and sixth lunch hours daily. Since the govern¬ ment gives aid to the cafe¬ teria, adequate lunches are served to the students at a nominal cost. Even dur¬ ing irregular school days, like final exams, the cafe¬ teria staff has fine meals prepared for the students. The state pays part of the cost of the milk so that the students can buy the milk at a low price. Morton Is The Key to Patronage It has been proven that the teenagers are the big¬ gest customers in the country. For this reason the local merchants have put advertising in this book. Many feel that an ad in this book is more of a donation than advertising. This is very contrary to fact. It is one of the best methods of advertising. An ad in the TOP HAT, unlike one in a newspaper, is a permanent rec¬ ord of the qualities of the business, address, telephone number, and even the hours. Selling advertising to the businesses develops a strong relationship between the school and the com¬ munity. It is desirable to have this type of relation¬ ship because the students of Morton will one day be part of this community. By attaining this relationship now the students will have a better understanding of the functions of the community. Morton is greatly esteemed to have the merchants select our book as a source of presenting themselves to their customers. The TOP HAT gives to the students the opportun¬ ity to actually go out into the business world; in this world the students encounter the practice of competition in this community. Having this relationship between patrons and school has enabled the students to have the high rank¬ ing yearbook they are entitled to have. BEST WISHES TO THE CLASS OF 1962 FROM PEPSI COLA BOTTLING COMPANY LEWIN ' S Nancy Shadoen You’re never in the WRONG department when you shop at Lewin’s 704 West Chicago Avenue East Chicago, Indiana W. R. MATHEWS SON Congratulations to the CLASS OF 1962 681 5 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana C tea red to J. W. MILLIKAN, INC. SPORTING GOODS CAMERAS—RECORDS—PHONOGRAPHS TELEVISION—APPLIANCES 449 State Street Hammond, Indiana HOOSIER STATE BANK OF HAMMOND Member F. D. I. C. 479 State Street 4204 Calumet Avenue Woodmar Shopping Center HESSVILLE DEPARTMENT STORE 6723 Kennedy Avenue Ti Hammond, Indiana Quality plus workmanship equals a Hessville Department Store suit. Page One Hundred Thirty-ni VIERK ' S FURNITURE 6727 Kennedy Ave. Tl 4-8320 Hammond, Indiana Future buyers are always interested in getting the most for their money. That’s why they come to Vierk’s GREGORY ' S SUPER MARKET and ill " 7 DRUG STORE 7244 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-3140 H 6513 Kennedy Avenue 1 fflHf Hammond, Indiana Judy Howard and Dennis Janeczko HESSVILLE 5c 10c STORE 6803 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-9545 Hammond, Indiana Here’s where you can find that toy or hobby you’ve always wanted. There’s always something new and interesting at Hill’s HILL ' S Magazines—Newspapers—Candy All-Occasion Cards—School Supplies 6804 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-7226 Rlfl Hammond, Indiana Judy Djenka and Bob Hohalek Beryl Fry and Audry Dixon YOUR FUTURE’Sf BRIGHT IN NIPSCOLAND lie will be happy to discuss your career opportunities at NIPSCO . . . drop in and see us! NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY If your eyes are on far horizons following graduation, here ' s a suggestion from Peppy Flame and Reddy Kilowatt: Look around you right here in NIPSCOLAND! There are vast and challenging opportunities in northern Indiana for trained young men and women in industry, commerce and agriculture. Some of the ' greatest challenges await the talent and imagination of young people in the investor-owned utility business. _ No matter what the season you’ll be happy with your selection from FIFIELD PHARMACY Built on Service Maintained thru Friendship 6729 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-8025 Hammond, Indiana JACK FOX SONS 5219 Hohman Avenue WE 2-3850 Hammond, Indiana Kenny Bocken and Steve Banka BOCKEN FUNERAL HOME 7042 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-1600 Hammond, Indiana SEARS ROEBUCK CO. 452 State Street We 2-3620 Hammond, Indiana MERCANTILE NATIONAL DICK ' S WOODMAR SHELL SERVICE BANK OF HAMMOND 7306 Indianapolis Boulevard TI 4-9747 Hammond, Indiana Member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Now Three Convenient Offtces 5243 Hohman Avenue 7227 Calumet Ave. 7014 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, Indiana Many satisfied customers return every day for Shelf service. Sharon Ferguson and Nancy Bocken Page One Hundred Forty-two LUCHENE ' S SPORT RECORD CENTER JACK ' S CARRY OUT CHICKEN — SHRIMP — FISH 6602 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-3032 Hammond, Indiana MATZ PAINT SUPPLIES Distributor of Paint and Paint Supplies ♦ Records ♦ Boats ♦ Hi-Fi ♦ Motors 6418 Kennedy Avenue Ti 5-0225 Ti 5-0140 Re 1-0137 Hammond, Indiana 683 1 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana Ti 4-6504 3801 Main Street East Chicago, Indiana Ex 7-2432 CALUMET CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION DON’T TRY TO “DO IT YOURSELF” BECAUSE YOU CANT. LET CALUMET CONSTRUCTION DO IT THROUGH EXPERT WORKMANSHIP AND THE BEST MATERIALS. 1247 - 169th STREET HAMMOND, INDIANA TI 4-9420 Page One Hundred Forty-three LINDY ' S HARDWARE Do YOU, too, want to know where to buy garden, electrical, and plumbing supplies? 6240 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-4520 Hammond, Indiana KAPLAN’S fitij SHOES OR WOOD MARK 7005-07 Indianapolis Boulevard Ti 5-0830 Hammond, Indiana FERRIS STANDARD SERVICE STATION 6860 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana Ti 4-9728 MASTEY ' S JEWELERS Hamilton, Elgin, and Bulova Watches True-Blue Diamonds and Other Nationally-Advertised Merchandise 6627 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-9180 Hammond, Indiana JANC DRUG STORE Specialists in Prescriptions 6737 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-8510 Hammond, Indiana BLOOMBERG INSURANCE AGENCY For Security and Happiness 2732 - 169th Street Ti 4-3284 Hammond, Indiana Page One Hundred Forty-four COMPLIMENTS OF THE CALUMET NATIONAL BANK OF HAMMOND VAN TIL ' S SUPER MARKET, INC. Serving you better for less 7030 Indianapolis Boulevard Hammond, Indiana VIRGIL HUBER FUNERAL HOME 171st Kennedy Avenue Phone: Tl 4-1278 3 Generations of Specialized Service 3 Large Electronic Filtered Air Conditioned Chapels Centrally Located — Private Parking eman ' s HOHMAN AT SIBLEY HAMMOND, INDIANA SERENADE DRIVE IN Indianapolis Boulevard Ti 4-9701 Friendly, courteous service awaits you Whenever you stop at the Serenade. Page One Hundred Forty-five HUTSLER ' S FROSTOP DRIVE-IN We feature Large tasty hamburgers and ROOT BEER Pizza - V 2 Fried Chicken - Fishburger Cheeseburger - Polish Sausage Breaded Shrimp KEM REBUILDERS, INC. 6539 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-8640 Hammond, Indiana Drive in and refresh yourself 7330 Kennedy Avenue Plenty of free parking Susan Schreiber and Cecilia Kozubal Come to Carri Ann’s for a WIDE selection of dresses, skirts, blouses, and sweaters CARRI ANN ' S SHOP WOMEN’S SPECIALITY SHOP 6813 Kennedy Avenue TI 4-4748 Hammond, Indiana TIKI BEAUTY SALON 7634 Kennedy Avenue TI 5-0686 Hammond, Indiana Featuring the latest in modern hair styles for the convenience of our customers. Cheryl Bothwell and Sharon Ferguson Hundred Forly-tix Let Schlesinger point the way George Stankovich and Janis Webster to big, big values in homes. SCHLESINGER REALTY COMPANY 7449 Indianapolis Boulevard Ti 4-4747 Hammond, Indiana Service with a smile when you stop at SHUTKO ' S GULF SERVICE STATION 7308 Kennedy Avenue TI 4-9869 WOODMAR WOMEN ' S SHOP 7017 Indianapolis Blvd. 844-4443 Hammond, Indiana Pretty smiles as well as pretty faces await you at Woodmar Women’s Shop Barbara Howard and Kay Hemingway Hammond. Indiana Bridget Cernevski and Bruce Byrne DEL ' S DAIRY QUEEN All “cool cats’’ know where to get good ice cream. 6642 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana Poge One Hundred Forty-seven CARLSON ' S JEWELERY 6821 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-9055 Hammond, Indiana PIN! SIZE SHOP “Largest Selection of Toys and Hobbies in Town” Every time is the time for the exquisite, high-quality Carlson watches. 6415 Kennedy Avenue T! 4-6917 Hammond, Indiana KENWOOD LANES 631 1 Kennedy Avenue Tl 5-C980 Hammond, Indiana Paul Jackson fii rave r congratulates the Senior Class of Morton High School at graduation. The pioneer industry in East Chicago, Graver is still growing. A s new areas for its services are developed, Graver always has openings for qualified graduates in its shops, offices, and drafting rooms. SHARON MAE ' S 6940 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana Michele Polochak 4809 Tod Avenue Ex 7-0204 East Chicago, Indiana She nas her eye on just one of the many toys and novelties at Sharon Mae’s. Page One Hundred Forty-eight Congratulations to the CLASS OF 1962 Linda Williams and Diane Speelmon Don’t worry, Madam! We have 100 more styles in stock. CANDE’S PIZZA Private Dining Room by Reservation 4:00 p.m. to 1 :00 a.m. EDWARD C. MINAS 460 State Street WE 2-1800 2844 - 165th Street Ti 4-0898 Hammond, Indiana Hammond, Indiana One of Indiana ' s finest restaurants, Teibel’s Restaurant, is just the place to treat yourself and your date to an excellent dinner. Jodie Eicheleberger Jodie’s smile convinces us that Smith-Corona is the best. TEIBEL S RESTAURANT The Ideal Family Restaurant Route 41 Un 5-6161 Schererville, Indiana LYNCH OFFICE EQUIPMENT CO., INC. Page One Hundred Forty-ni Compliments BYERS HEATING CO. 6213 Kennedy Aven Shop around and see the rest Then come to Mielenz for the best. Compliments of MIELENZ MOTORS INC. 6705 Calumet Avenue WE 3- Left: Bonnie Knight and Barbara Bogan BOGAN ' S PARKVIEW DRIVE-IN 7148 Kennedy Avenue Phone 844-5910 Page One Hundred Fifty HOWELL HARDWARE CO. Your Sherwin-Williams Paint Dealer 6641 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-6585 Hammond. Indiana Ford Authorized Parts and Service 5603 Hohman Avenue We 2-0649 Hammond, Indiana MACK SHOE STORE 6809 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-7070 Hammond, Indiana For an expert fit plus style and comfort, TRY and BUY .Mack shoes MILLER SCHOOL OFFICE SUPPLY CO., INC. 475 Fayette Street Hammond, Indiana Page One Hundred Fifty-one Nancy Hill You’re in a world of fantasy at WOODMAR GIFT SHOP Diamonds — Gifts — Watches 7012 Indianapolis Blvd. Tl 4-5618 Hammond, Indiana Carol Pepelas, Diane Carney, Clara Kikolas, )o.- Anne Anderson, Donna Morris, and Don Farrow. Everybody, but everybody, comes to McDonalds for delicious hamburgers, shakes, and malts. McDonalds drive-in 7443 Indianapolis Blvd. Tl 4-2370 Hammond, Indiana Congratulations to the Class of 1962 from EDWARD DOWLING DON ROBERTS BEAUTY SCHOOL 5 8 Burnham Avenue TO 2-3525 Page One Hundred Fifty-two No need to orbit the ttgCuls PHOTOGRAPHER YOUR SENIOR AND STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER 149 State St. Hammond, Ind. WE 2-1498 Page One Hundred Frrty-rnrae VAN SENUS AUTO PARIS Hessville ' s Headquarters for Auto Parts and complete machine shop service Crankshaft Grinding 6920 Kennedy Avenue Tl 4-2900 J. FENES SONS Greenhouse Tl 4-3615 7440 Grand Avenue Hammond, Indiana Don Sharpe Don ' t look so grim, it isn’t as bad as that! KEN S BARBER SHOP Two barbers to serve you 6627 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana THREE SISTERS BEAUTY SALON Your newspaper takes its stand on the Frontier of Freedom THE HAMMOND TIMES Calumet Region’s Home Newspaper i WOODMAR Hair Stylist 6938 Indianapolis Blvd. Woodmar District Tl 5-0206 A YOUNC STORE SERVING A YOUNC COMMUNITY 6600 Indianapolis Boulevard, Hammond Shop Monday 12 to 9; Thursday and Friday 9:30 to 9 Other days 9:30 to 5:30 Page One Hundred Fifty-four 10 lbs. Dry Cleaning for $1.50 Wash 20 f Dry 10 THOMAS NORGE VILLAGE 6323 Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana COMPLIMENTS OF Red Top Trucking Company, Inc. and Vic Kirsch Construction Company, Inc. 7020 Cline Avenue Hammond, Indiana Phones—Tilden 5-2100 Essex 5-9332 ' tyoCCl FAT BOY DRIVE-IN Met ?ttcvit6ci O ' Sulliwi INVITE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO BE THEIR GUESTS AWAY FROM HOMF Page One Hundred Fifty- HAMMOND NEWS AGENCY, INC. Wholesale Distributors Newspapers and Magazines 6119 Calumet Avenue WE 1-760C Hammond, Indiana Compliments ARE JOHN ' S BARBER SHOP of Specialty — Flat-Tops HOUSE OF PIZZA Union Hours 7.438-A Kennedy Avenue Hammond, Indiana JOE HIRSCH The ultimate in men’s clothing— yours for the choosing at Joe Hirsch. 5252 Hohman Avenue 933-0363 Hammond, Indiana Fran Torok and Jerry Hutsler Page One Hundred Fifty-six DRESSLER STUDIO Students at Morton usually don ' t know what they are doing when they mix cement, but the men at Griffith do because they are specialists in their fields. PHOTOGRAPHY 7003 Kennedy Avenue Tl. 5-1700 Hammond, Indiana GRIFFITH READY-MIX 1 108 East Main Street TE 8-2607 Griffith, Indiana E. R. MOORE CALUMET AUTO PARTS DUNKENBURGER DRIVE-IN Hamburgers — Cheeseburgers Shakes — French Fries 7430 Kennedy Avenue Ti 5-3275 Hammond, Indiana The young people you see in these pictures are all on their way to successful careers in one of America’s basic industries . . . steel. They decided (as we hope you will decide) to let Inland Steel Company help them plan their future. Some are gaining knowledge and experience in spe¬ cial trades to become journeyman machinists, car¬ penters or electricians . . . some are concentrating on certain phases of steelmaking by working in the open hearth shops, the cold rolling mills or the galvanizing lines. Still others are working in laboratories building a sound foundation for a future in steel research. Inland offers the high school graduate an excellent opportunity to further his education. Employees may participate in a variety of on-the-job training pro¬ grams, or they can continue their formal education by registering for evening courses offered by local Purdue and Indiana University Extension Centers. Plan now to investigate the unlimited opportunities for you in steel . . . with the midwest’s own steel company... inland steel. Employment Division ►3 3113 Block Avenue East Chicago, Indiana Page One Hundred Fifty-nine uSL go; OUp- 1962 Top Hat Dear Governors: A yearbook is not made in a day, as the members 1962 TOP HAT soon found out. Teamwork was a vital element in the production of the book and was practiced daily by the staff. This yearbook was not made by one person nor a whole staff of people; it was made by you, the student. The book merely records one year of your attendance at Morton High School. Through the guidance of Mrs. Stock and her unfailing patience, the staff put together the past year’s events which were the many wonderful things achieved at MHS. The Photo Club, supervised by J. H. Rasmussen, captured in pictures the Morton students in action. Under all conditions, such as in bad weather, after school, or during a lunch hour, the photographers would seek out the places and people specified on the TOP HAT picture orders and fulfill instructions. Getting blamed for all the mistakes was our printer, Emerson DeLaney, who realized many of these were our own and aided us in correcting them. He also permitted us to hold several of the pages until the last minute so we could record the recent occurences in sports and social activities. Teachers and the administration had to suffer many inconveniences. Their classes were interrupted for information or it was necessary for students to leave class to have pictures taken. In the office the daily routine was many times delayed while pictures were taken or the spelling of a name was found. The staff members have given a great deal of their time and energy to prepare this book. The busi¬ ness staff made nearly $2400 from the sale of advertising and over $4000 from the sale of books—the most ever collected on yearbook sales at MHS. To all the others that have given their assistance to the production of the TOP HAT I would like to extend my greatest appreciation for your services. I hope that you have gained as much joy from working on the book as energy you have given. I am very proud to present the 1962 TOP HAT, and I wish to congratulate the staff members for their very fine achievement. Sincerely, Sue Ann Dorman Staff Members Editor . Sue Dorman Assistant Editor . Sheila Stone Business Manager . Joe Ludders Assistant Business Manager . Diane Speelmon Advertising Manager and Editor . Frani Torok Club Editor . Diane Kominiak Assistant Club Editor . Linda Foster Academic Editor . Sharon Ferguson Senior Editor . Linda Hedwall Sports Editor . Dennis Musgrave Assistant Sports Editor . Gene Tomsic Underclass Editor . Elizabeth Gardner Faculty Editor . Audrey Dixon Layout Editor . Bridget Cernevski Photograph Editor . Ray Hawkins Assistant Photograph Editor . Paul Jackson Others who helped . Pat Barney Nancy Canady, Aram Daronatsy, Beryl Fry, Kris Houser, Melody Johnson, Pat Walsh Typists . Jackie Blanchard Russ Boyle, Linda Williams Acknowledgements Yearbook Advisor ... Business Advisor .... Photo Advisor . Underclass Pictures . Mrs. Helen Stock Mrs. Dorothy Soderberg Mr. Julian Rasmussen . Andros Studios Senior Class Pictures, Organization Pictures . Bodie Studios Activities Pictures. Morton Photo Club Sports Formals . Wheeler Studios Pago One A Acheson, Joan 121 Adams, Carleen 31,38,115,120 Aldrin, Ron 46,92 Alexander, Anita 33,40,110 Alexander, Ernest (Mr.) 21,108,131 Alexander, Joyce 40,46,110 Allen, Beverly 89 Allen, Sharon 121 Andersen, Gary 121 Anderson, Joann 92,152 Anderson, Jolene 110 Anderson, Kathleen 46,110 Armstrong, Joellyn 38,56,121 Arnold, Elizabeth 115 Arnold, Vernon 17,44,92 ART CLUB 46 Arvay, Jo Ann 121 Arvay, Raymond 36,41,49,68,82,92 Ashburn, John 110 Ashby, Marla 38,40,115 ASSOCIATION 32,33 Awe, Valerie 29,38,41,92 B Bachmann, Henry 110 Badovinac, Helen 89,121 Bagley, Gary 33,81 Bailey, David 121 Bailey, Mary Louise 54 Bajorek, Louis 92 Baker, Carolyn 92 Baker, Eddie 8,28,29,32,35,43,44,55,92 Baker, Pat 121 Bakker, Joyce 121 Bakker, Mary 1 15 Balbo, Carol 38,41,44,92 Baldea, Patricia 21,37,44,62,93 Baldwin, Grace 29,40 Bales, Billy 25,68,93 Bales, Janet 38,115,120 Bales, Robert 9,45,93 Ball, Laura 121 Balog, Joanne 40,47,93 Banos, Bill 36,44,93,108 Banas, Larry 121 BAND 28,29 Bane, Patricia 89,121 Banka, Steve 33,73,81,121,141 Bano, Betty 39 Banovich, Peggy 38,49 Barabas, Madeline 121 Barajas, Sherry 1 10 Barkowski, Eugene 93 Barkowski, Norb 115 Barner, Sharon 121 Barnes, Sharon 34 Barnett, Gilbert 10,11,29,35,43,110 Barney, Betty 121 Barney, Patricia 64,110 Barr, Carl 121 Barron, George 115 Barron, Russell 15,27,46,73,1 10 Barta, John 73,121 Basso, Anthony 41,73,121 Basso, Betty Ann 115 Baxley, Ruth Ann 28,121 Beaty, Max 93 Beckett, Eilleen 41,121 Becker, William (Mr.) 130 Beckman, Janice 31,121 Becky, Kathy 31,115 Bedwell, Michael 93 Beilby, Barbara 25,28,121 Beilby, Tom 29,40,93 Beiriger, James 55,93,74 Bell, Dorothy 26,34,35,93 Bell, K. 89 Benjamin, Glenda (Miss) 29,131 Benkovich, Doris 27,93 Benkovich, John 27,73,121 Benkovich, Larry 41,46,73,121 Bennett, Ann 115 Bennett, Cassandra 40,93 Berbeco, George 17,33,36,44,93,128 Berbeco, Jim 73,1 21 Berg, Reinhold 73,121 Bergs, Douglas 121 Bernard, Beverly 31,115 Bernard, Brenda 121 Berrisford, Marilyn 89,121 Berta, Susan 28,121 Bewley, Don 121 Bewley, George 122 Bewley, Joe 43,110 Bewley, Suella 27,115 Bianucci, Doreen 26,47,88,115 Bicanic, Becky 38,89,1 15 Bickel, Dawn 49,110 Bielak, Cheryl 64,93 Bigler, Stephen 122 Bindas, Gloria 122 Bishop, Alvie 115 Bishop, Glenda 27,89,115 Bishop, Joe 94 Bjorklund, Kitty 122 Blackman, Carol 38,115 Blackman, Lynn 40,115 Blair, Linda 25,28,48,110 Blair, Vaniel 122 Blanchard, Jackie 25,39,94 Bledsoe, Myra 25, 94 Blessing, Carol 40,115 Blumenhagen, Susan 40,94,110 Board, Brian 73,122 Boardman, Michael 10,26,33,35,44,45,46,110,114 Bobich, Barbara 38,49,115 Bocken, Kenny 122,141 Bocken, Nancy 29,36,60,94,142 Bocken, Ron 5,33,45,54,68,76,78,79,85,94 Boetter, Valeeta 110 Bogan, Barbara 110 Bogert, Ken 122 Bogucki, Judith 39,115 Bogucki, Victor 94 Boltair, V. 28 Bonebrake, Lena (Mrs.) 40,53,114,131 BOOKSTORE HELPERS 48 Booth, Barbara 94 BOOSTER CLUB 47 Boskovich, Steve 122 Bothwell, Cheryl 8,31,32,44,47,48,54,74,94,108,146 Bowlby, Lora 29,46,110 Bowman, Dawn 34,122 Boyle, Russell 20,45,82,94 Brodburn, Mike 33,68,70,71,82,84,110 Bradford, Beth 25,122 Bradford, Terry 122 Bradenburg, Bill 73,115 Brant, Diona 38,115 Brant, Jerry 94 Brenman, Maureen 115 Brenman, Rosalind 122 Bridges, Charles 27,94 Britt, Susan 26,38,1 15 Britter, V. 89 Brockus, Peggy 40,110 Bromels, Richard 27,115 Brooke, Dennis 122 Brown, Christine 31,38,122 Buchanan, Jim 115 Buckman, Peggy L. 31,115 Bucko, James 28,56,122 Buder, Ruth 11 5 Bujwit, Carol 122 Bujwit, Jerry 25,1 15 Bunch, Carolyn 115 Bundy, Jeanette 48,110 Burcham, Acey 115 Burns, Alan 122 Burr, Karen 94 Burton, Dallas 122 Burton, Kenneth 94 Busby, William 1 16 Buza, Sharon 38,1 22 Byrd, Sonya 110 Byrne, Bruce 14,28,33,36,43,44,110,150 c Coin, Jim 37,116 Caldwell, Barbara 122 Callahan Kathy 122 Callison, Randy 27,110 Came, Bill (Mr.) 59,131 Camp, Ed 16 Campbell, Dorothy 29,110 Campbell, Janet 29,122 Campbell, John 29,94 Camperman, Keith 27,94 Canady, Nancy 110 Conner, Pam 116 Capalby, Wayne 85,116 Carney, Diane 40,95,152 Casey, Robert 34,116 Casey, Sandra 28,40,110 Ceglian, Marybeth 46,110 Cergizan, Carolyn 122 Cernevski, Bridget 40,45,110,114,150 Certa, David 110 Certa, James 112 Chambers, Gail 40,46,116 Champbell, John 94 Chance, Larry 33,54,74,87,95 Chaney, Larry 73,122 Chapman, Aleta 122 Chappey, Diane 28,95 Chappey, Wally 29,122 Chansler, Gary 122 Charleston, Kenneth 116 Chesney, Ron 29,40,95 Chidister, Charles (Mr.) 53,131 Chipman, Phillip 29,33,122 CHOIR 29 Chorba, Bob 122 Chorba, Linda 116 Chrisney, Phyllis 122 Churilla, Susan 36,39,116 Ciesla, Carol 110 CINEMA 27 Cisman, Barbara (Miss) 131 Clark, A. W. (Mr.) 68 Clark, Carol Lynn 36,38,110 Clark, Cheryl 112,122 Clark, James E. 95 Clark, Sylvia 122 CLINIC HELPERS 49 Coapstick, Floyd 73,116 Coduti, Phillip 122 Cody, Ellen 38,122 Colbert, Robert 26 Cole, Patricia 55,111 Collins, Ronald 27,95 Collins,Terry 8,32,37,44,95,128 Comer, Jennie 25,39,64,95 Concialdi, Frank (Mr.) 64,131 Constant, Cheryl 40,116 Cook, Jim 29,36,55,95,108 Cook, John 29,31,36,1 11 Coolidge, Robert (Mr.) 131 Corman, Pamela 122 Courtice, Craig 111 Cowan, Cynthia 122 Cox, Sandra 122 Craig, Mike 95 Crary, Alice 122 Crary, William 73,122 Creekmore. Carl 40,45,55,68,69,71,72,85.86 95 Creekmore, Marilyn 122 Creekmore, Nancy 31,88,116,121 Crist, Sharon 89,111 Crizmon, Delores 39 Crom, Ella Rae 31,44,111 Crosby, Candy 122 Crowe, Ramona 116 Crum, James 40,95 Cunningham, Marijo 31,89,122 Cutler, Susan 122 Cyganowicz, James 36,111 Cyzanswicz, Jim 29 Czarnecki, Harriet 122 Czerniak, James 95 Page One Hundred Sixty-twoD Doolin, Patricia 39,1 1 1 Dorman, Sue 24,42,44,45,74,96,150 Doughman, Brian 122 Doughty, Brady 33,111 Dovey, Patricia 31,46,122 Dowling, Ed 36 Dowling, John 73,122 Dowling, Paula 122 Drahos, Pamela 1 1 1 Drake, Theresa 122 Drangmeister, Delores 116 Droke, Gene 116 Dugan, Rita 39,111 Duggins, Sandy 116 Dukes, Marsha 31,39,111 Dukes, Roger 27,111 Duncan, Ronald 27,122 Duncan, Sandra 34,121,122 DuVall, Duane 41,73,82,122 Dye, Beverly 89,122 Dziadon, Gregory 29 Dakin, Don 9,45,47,55,64,68,71,84,96 Daniel, Lynne 38,111 Danko, Ed 29,96 Dant, G. B. (Mr.) 37,131 Day, Pamela 122 Daronatsy, Aram 113 Davis, Dianne 27,47,95 Davis, Lora 38,48,96 Davis, Steve 36,58 Davis, Virginia (Miss) 131 Deak, Ronald 122 Decker, Richard 46,73,81,122 Dedelow, Dennis 27,73,116 DeLarbre, Dean 96 DePeugh, Joseph (Mr.) 131 Detvay, Sharon 28,38,44,89,96 Diehl, Gwen 111 Diehl, Judy 116 Dietrich, Gary 33,34,116 Dixon, Audrey 24,25,116,140 Dixon, Jim 27 Dixon, John 27 Djenka, Judith 44,48,1 11,140 Dodd, Pat 25,55,116 Eades, Marjorie 43,116 Eatinger, Barbara 111 Eatinger, Thomas 41,46,73,122,81 Echterling, Laurie 123 Ecklund, Frances 31,116 Eckman, Charlotte 40,111 ECONOMICS GOVERNMENT 42 Edwards, Danny 96 Eichelberger, Georgene 13,31,40,96,149 Eldridge, Nancy 49,123 Elgas, Stanley (Mr.) 131 Ellis, Robert 96 Ellison, David 123 Emrah, Christy 123 Enochs, Stephen 116 Erickson, Noel 123 Estep, Ronald 46,82,111 Estep, Tom 84,96 Evacko, Stephen 31,36,29,111 Evacko, Tom 116 Evans, Candace 31,111 Evans, Cheri 48,96 Evans, Jennifer 31,33,46,123 Evans, Pamela 9,42,44,96 Evans, Robert 96 F Fagan, Herbert 111 Fairbrother, Nancy 31,39,111 Faist, DeWayne 123 Farkos, Susan 38,40,49,54,116 Farley, Linda 33,40,11] Farrow, Don 27,36,1 1 1,152 Farster, Jerry 1 11 Faughn, Bill 36,96 Fausset, Cathy 15,16,40.47,48,88,111,1 14 Fayle, Robert 84,1 1 1 Fazekas, Tina 97 Federenko, Mary Ellen 123 Fedor, Paul 40,84,97 Fenes, Stephen 97 Ferguson, James 85,116 Ferguson, Sharon 24,36,97,142,146 Ferguson, William 33,68,71,82,97 Fields, John 40,97 Finely, Judy 41,46,116 Fines, Janet 40,89,111 Fitzgerald, Vaughn 46,123 Fleisher, Bonnie 111 Fleisher, Gayle 28,38,1 16 Florence, Robert 73,123 Flynn, Maureen 89,123 Fogarty, Pamela 41,97 Foraker, Linda 39,123 FORENSIC 34 Foss, Linda 123 Foster, Linda 25,33,1 16 Francis, Rebecca 11 1 Franovich, Diane 40,97 Fraser, Robert (Mr.) 81,131 Frederick, Leslie 68,111 Fredericks, Dennis 27,116 Freel, Bettie 1 23 Freeman, James 111 Freeman, Judith 89,123 Freeman, Sue 116 Friend, Beverly 4,116 Friend, Sharon 11,29,43,111,114 Frink, Betty 46,123 Frink, Mary 28,111 Frunk, Kathy 116 Fry, Beryl 24,25,31,35,40,111,140 Frye, Barbara 89,123 Frye, Carla 123 Frye, Darliss 48,89,97 Frye, Joanne 33,46,88,123 Frye, Stephen 46,111,145 Fulton, Karen 1 16 Fultz Rich 42,60 Furman, Linnea 28,57,116 Furuness, David 29,111,114 FUTURE NURSES 38 FUTURE TEACHERS 38 G Gains, Darrell 116 Gallagher, Cathy 38,89,116 Gallimore, Barbara 40,89,116 Gallimore, Sondra 15,17,28,31,43,44,97 Gallimore, Wayne 116 Ganchiff, Marilyn 49,111 Gardner, Dennis 74,97 Gardner, Elizabeth 35,40,111 Gardner, Larry 111 Gasaway, Barbara 40,89,116 Gasper, Holly 40,116 Gasvoda, Judith 38,41,44,97 Gay, Linda 123 Gearman, Phyllis 38,111 Gentz, Barbara 116 Gentz, Regina 38,48,97 Geoche, Susan 116 Georgas, Jack (Mr.) 85,131 George, Geraldine 40,111 George, John 123 George, Vicki 97,108 Gerovac, John M. 73,123 Getzlaff, Verna Mae 10,29,35,40,41,111 Gholson, Clarke 27,28,1 16 Gibson, Aurthur (Mr.) 27,131 Gibson, Laura (Miss) 38,132 Gillim, Terrence 27,123 Gilson, Laura 89 Gilson, Patricia 123 Gincauskas, Aurelia 33,44,97 GIRLS’ CLUB 39 GIRLS’ GLEE CLUB 31 Girman, George 27,31,123 Glad, Glynn 27,123 Glasgow, Janet 88,123 Glass, Nancy 36,116 Glegg, Deborah 123 Golec, Sharon 116 Gollner, Robert (Mr.) 68,82,132 Gombos, Mary 98 Gombos, Pete 123 Gombus, Leslie 27,116 Goodson, Mike 111 Goodson, Wanda 31,38,116 Goudge, John 35,98,128 Goudge, Richard 58,116 Goult, Charles 98 Govorchin, Judy 54,116 Grabowski, Wayne 123 Grace, Michael 116 Grecvic, Carl 116 Gregory, Byron 8,10,11,17,31,32,35,44,74,98 Gregory, Louis (Mr.) 31,132 Grenda, Carolyn 36,116 Grenda, Ronald 73,123 Groves, Marjorie (Miss) 32 Grubb, Vern 98 Grubbs, Carol 38,89,111 Gruska, Gerald 27,73,81,123 Gulinski, Sandy 40 Guy, Richard 123 Guzek, Bob 45,68,76,77,79,85,86,111,139 Guzis, Paul 37,123 Gyurko, Robert 27,116 H Hackman, Gary 57,123 Halcarz, James 29,73,116 Hall, Judith (Miss) 132 Hall, Norma 123 Hallum, Barbara 123 Hammersmith, Jean 38,123 Hamill, Linda 40,111 Hamnik, Georgann 123 Hanaway, Ricky 111 Henkhaus, Marcey 123 Hankins, Lee 40,44,76,80,84,85,98 Hanlon, Margaret (Miss) 40,132 Hanson, Paul 33,36,111 Harris, Jack 9,17,20,35,42,59,98,128 Harris, S. 29 Harrison, Ralph 123 Harsany, Louis 123 Hartman, Maxine 116 Hastings, Jean (Mrs.) 132 Hatfield, Linda Sue 31,111 Havill, Diana 123 Havill, Don 54,111 Havill, Jerry 98 Hawkins, B. 85 Hawkins, Ellen 35,40,117 Hawkins, Nancy 123 Hawkins, Ray 24,27,55,98 Hawkins, Sue 111 Hawkins, William HI Hays, Ellis (Mr.) 34,35,132 Hedwall, Linda 24,42,45,98 Hemingway, Kay 8,15,19,32,36,44,74,88,98,128,150 Hemingway, William Jay 33,45,68,82,98 Henderson, Stephen 123 Hendricks, Michael 73,117 Hendron, Susan 117 Hepp, Dennis 27,40,59,64,98 Herochik, James 26,87,111 Herochik, Jerry 37,123 Hess, Charles 111 Hess, Linda 123 Hess, Priscilla 123 Page One Hundred Sixty-threeHether, Mary 34,123 Hetterscheidt, Diana 123 Hiduke, Drew 46,73,87,123 Hill, Barbara 111 Hill, Charles 25,26,37,44,1 1 1 Hill, Donna 123 Hill, Nancy 89,98,152 Hill, Pam 36,117 Hill, Patrick 27 Hill, Robert 98 Hill, Ronald Hindmarch, Terry 123 Hines, Carol 46,115,117 HISTORICAL CLUB 42 Hlavaty, Cathy 26,41,99,108 Hlavaty, Greg 73 Hlavaty, James 73,123 Hlavacek, Ramon 34,46,87,117 Hoggatt, Curt 117 Hohalek, Robert 36,99,140 Holloway, Sandra 112 Holly, Linda 117 Holsclaw, Helen 25,34,1 17 HOME EC 39 Homner, Sandy 117 Hopman, Tom 81,112 Hopp, Cherrie 99 Hopp, Ruth Ann 34,40,88 Horvat, Eddie 123 Horvath, L. 41,123 Houchin, Jenny 123 Houser, Kristine 25,89,123,127 Houser, Norm 76,78,80,84,99 Howard, Barbara Ann 46,112,150 Howard Barbara Gail 33,40,112 Howard, Judith 33,38,44,99,140 Howell, Betsy 124 Howell, Darlene 117 Howerton, Richard 46,117 Humphrey, Carole 38,49,99 Hunt, Carolyn 40,117 Hunter, Mabel (Miss) 44,132 Hunziker, Billy 28,33,40,117 Hutsler, Jerry 40,41,84,99,156 Hyde, Ken 40,68,71,85,112 I Ignazito, Yvonne 40,117 lliff, Cynthia 124 lliff, Joanne 117 Imborek, Bob 80,81,117 Inglis, Linda 38,124 Ingram, Susan 124 lorio, Charles 68,112 Irvin, Don 124 J Jacobs, Jill 46 Jacobs, Sondra 124 Jackson, Paul 5,24,27,38,99,148 Jackowski, Ruth 124 Jamison, Don 46,124 Jamison, Robert 31,33,46,124 Jane, Joel 20 Janeczko, Dennis 25,27,99,140 Janney, Gay 40,117 Janney, Randy Janssen, Judy 31,38,40,117,120 Jantz, Robyn 124 Jaworski, Patricia 99 Jazyk, Kenneth 124 Jeneske, Judith 28,88,121,124 Jenkins, Richard 112 Jewett, James 41,73,117 Johnson, Jeanette 41,99 Johnson, Judith 124 Johnson, Linda 124 Johnson Marie 117 Johnson, Marilyn 25,39,99 Johnson, Wilma 124 Johnston, Danny 28,46,1 15,117 Johnstone, Iona 124 Johnstone, Melody 38,112 Jordan, Bob 73,124 Josway, Barbara 14,26,44,1 14,145 K Kackley, Cynthia 10,1 1,14,43,44,48,1 12,114 Kallok, Tim 124 Kelly, Norma (Mrs.) 132 Kapetanovic, Dan 46 Karcyk, D. 40 Kelsay, Mary (Miss) 64,132 Kendzierdki, Patricia 124 Kennedy, Lucy 38,62,1 24 Kern, Barbara 39 Kerr, Danie 46,124 Kerr, Larry 81,84,112,145 Kessler, Bob 41,46,112 Kessler, Kenneth 27,40,55,68,71,99 Kicho, Mary J. 36,48,1 17 Kiger, George 11 2 Kiger, Janet 117 Kiger, Jim 29,124 Kikolas, Clara 40,99,152 King, Jackalyn 29,36,1 12 Kingery, Nancy 29,124 Kiraly, Donna 89,124 Kirleis, Dennis 124 Kirts, Joyce 36,44,48,112 Kish, Ronald 27,124 Kitchen, Julie 26,44,112 Klaubo, Sharon 46,112 Klem, Florence 1 1 2,114 knaver, Susan 29,112 Knierieman, Alan 124 Knight, Bonnie 40,99,150 Knight, Carolyn 31,117 Knight, Ken 29,41 Knish, Andrea 34,62,124 Knoche, Dan 1 24 Kocon, Michael 46,124 Kocur, John 1 24 Kohl, Linda 124 Kolish, Thomas 15,33,45,68,100 Kolodziej, Nancy 34,124 Kolwicz, Cindy 36,117 Komar, Marcia 1 24 Kominiak, Diane 24,31,33,45,47,100,108 Kontrik, Sandra 38,112 Konyu, Michael 33,40,68,84,112 Kors, Judy 8,32,38,44,74,100 Koruzyk, Dennis 11 2 Kosik, John 124 Kovera, Barbara 117 Kozdrs, Richard 8,32,36,44,62,100,108 Kozubal, Cecilia 46,112 Kramer, Ron 36,117 Kras, Henry 48,1 17 Krizman, Dolores 46 Krohmann, Suzanne 29,42,44,47,59,100 Krol, Donald 100 Krucina, Joseph 124 Krughoff, Tom 29,124 Krupa, Wayne 37,117 Kuhn, Rosalee 1 1 2 Kuhn, Sherry 46,112 Kuna, David 124 Kurteff, George (Mr.) 41,132 L LaBelle, James 11 2 LaBelle, Robert 26,100 Labs, Ray 11 2 Lake, Candy 124 Lambert, Dale 68,87,1 12 Lambert, Richard 117 Landfold, Pat 124 Larkin, Frnya 57,124 LaSalle, Linda 124 Lassiter, Jill 40,117 Laud, Charlene 29,44,100 Laurion, Dennis 1 17 Lee, Carol 124 Lee, Dennis 124 Lee, Larry 124 Lee, Rita 46 Lessie, Larry 117 Levine, Marsha (Mrs.) 132 Lewin, Paul 28,31,37,1 17 Lewin, Stuart 29,31,33,34,35,44,48,61,100 LIBRARY HELPERS 49 Liming, Jim 85 Lindsey, Rita 25,124 Litton, Carol 36,39,100 Lloyd, David 112 Lohse, Bruce 41,44,74,100 Lohse, James 100 Lohse, Norman 81,117 Lohse, Ronald 117 Long, Linda 27,29,124 Long, Ronald 58,117 Looze, Karen (Miss) 10,14,132 Losh, Karen 38,117 Love, Rirchard 112 Lowrance, Nancy 46,117 Lubarski, Barbara 20,28,31,44,100 Lubarski, Joe 1 24 Luchene, Carolyn 40,117 Luchene, Sandy 33,124 Ludders, Joe 100 Lukasik, Richard 100 Luketic, Nick (Mr.) 37,68,84,132 Lund, Sharon 11 2 Lutz, Pamela 124 M M-CLUB 45 MacDonald, Glen 40 Mace, Richard 29,117 Macey, Kazia 25,89,1 12 Mack, Dennis 37,56,81,84,1 12 Mack, Karol 36,117 Mahan, Anne (Miss) 133 Mallette, Kenneth 29,31,36,58,112 Mancos, James 1 17 Mandernack, Ed 36,117 Mang, Bonnie 38,124 Mann, Richard 1 24 Mansavage, Mariann 36,40 Marcinkovich, Ken 29,112 Marijanovich, Peter 81,124 Marion, Grace (Mrs.) 46,133 Markley, Sandra 29,112 Marley, James 117 Marlott, Judy 36,40,117 Marlow, Brenda 117 Marlow, Mary 38,101 Marrs, Wayne 117 Martin, Sandy 34,124 Martine, Jacqueline (Miss) 39,133 Marton, Linda 124 Marton, Joe 82,84,101 Maskovich, Gayle 117 Matonovich, Ronnie 117 Matthews, Bill 73,117 Matusiak, Barbara 117 Matusiak, David 29,31,36,112 May, John 33,44,68,81,84 Mayden, Marilyn 41,89,101,152 Mayden, Linda 124 Mayden, Mary Ann 40,59,101 Mayer, Leigh 33,112 Mays, Daniel 27,46,84,124 Means, Susan 89,124 Mears, Terry 125 Meding, Shirley 46,125 Mehok, Kathlene 125 Melton, John (Mr.) 29,133 Merkel, David 27,55,117 Meseberg, Leonard 117 Mestrovich, Judy 40,112 Page One Hundred Sixty-fourMestrovich, Mike 125 Mickey, Patty 125 Mickey, Charles 40,68,76,84,112 Mierzwa, Dennis 17,19,36,59,68,71,82,101 Mierzwa, Pat 36,40,117 Mihalic, James 27,41,125 Mika, Jacqueline 46,125 Mikel, Jerry 125 Miksich, Michael 81,118 Mikula, Paula 36,118 Miles, Harriet 1 25 Miller, Barbara (Miss) 29,31,32,133 Miller, Brenda 89,125 Miller, Gayle 34,112 Miller, Karen 40,48,101,152 Millsap, James 118 Milton, Karen 118 Minchuk, Eugene 68,112 Miner, Donna 125 Misecko, Gloria 125 Misner, Eugene 27,34,54,118 Mitchell Barbara 33,34,40,101 Mitchell, Carol 118 Mitchell, Robert 35,118 Mixon, Joel 15,36,101 Moats, Penny 125 Modjeski, Donna 40,118 Modlin, Earl 125 Moffett, Ellen 46,118 Moll, Hans (Mr.) 133 Molnar, Greg 125 MONITOR LIEUTENANTS 47 Moore, Mary Ann 125 Moorehead, Marjorie 15,47,88,1 12 Moorehead, Roy (Mr.) 42,60,87,133 Mordich, Marilyn 46,112 Morgan, Judy 1 1 2 Morris, Donna 31,39,112,152 Morris, Donna 101 Morrison, Roger 11 8 MORTONITE 26 Moylon, Harriette (Mrs.) 133 Mueller, Kathleen 31,33,125 Muffett, Roger 29,41,112 Muller, Robert 11 2 Murchek, Jill 125 Murphy, J. P. 118 Murphy, Laura 36,40,118 Musgrave, Dennis 5,24,41,46,76,85,101 Myers, Ruth Ann 118 Myres, Cinda 25,46,125 McAleer, Judy 29,38,118 McAtee, Charlene 63,101 McCoy, Frank 125 McConnell, Nancy 36 McClellan, Keith (Mr.) 40,60,133 McCrea, Douglas 68,82,84,112 McCrea, Phyllis 125 McCrea, Richard 112 McCreary, John 125 McGhee, Darla 125 McGinnis, Micki 1 1 8 McGuire, Millard 28,41,125 McKeown, Ron 41,125 McLaughlin, Linda 101 McNeil, Mark 26,101 N Nagy, Allen 1 25 Nalepa, Janice 29,38,125 Nalepa, John 101 NATIONAL FORENSIC LEAGUE 35 NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY 44 NATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY 43 Neel, Shirley 125 Neff, Donald 37,118 Neighbors, John 41,112 Nelson, Dianne 112 Nelson, George (Mr.) 40,60,133 Nelson, Marlene 29,89,125 Nemeth, Kathleen 25,38,1 1 2 Newsome, Janet 25,125 Newkirk, Robert (Mr.) 130 Nicholas, John 11 8 Novosel, Mary 46 Novosel, Robert 125 O Oberle, Tom 101 O'Brien, Wilma 46 O'Boyle, James 102 Ochiltree, Nancy 40,112 Odegard, Larry 27,125 OFFICE HELPERS 48 Ogborn, Mary 40,112 Olenik, Donald 102 Olsen, Clandelyn 125 Olsen, Janis 47,125 Olsen, Martin 27,125 Opperman, Pamela 25,29,48,118 ORCHESTRA 30,31 Oros, Antoinette 89,118 Ortega, Ronald 125 Osmon, Gloria 20,31,38,44,112 Oster, Karen 29,125 Overman, Jack 33,40,87,118 Owens, Melinda 89,125 P Pace, Robert 126 Paganelli, Marcia 102 Palmer, Cecil 125 Palmer, Dennis 41,68,76,84,112 Palmer, Joanne 125 Parchem, Bob 112,125 Parchem, James 68,80,81 Parkhurst, Joan 125 Parkhurst, Joan 125 Parkhurst, Sandra 125 Partida, Mary 40,118 Parkovich, Paula 28,112 Parrish, Sandra 125 Parrish, Tom 125 Paswmski, Mark 125 Paswinski, Richey 73,118 Paswinski, Ron 102 Paswinski, Sharon 118 Patai, Charles 1 1 8 Patai, John 41,73,125 Patterson, Steve 81,113 Paulsin, Georgette 33,55,125 Paulsin, Melody 89,125 Pecelin, Yvonne 89,125 Pelhank, Wayne 25,29,40,118 Pepelea, Carol 40,102,152 Perdew, Jim 5,33,45,68,69,70,71,76,79,85,102 Perry, Linda 113 Perryman, Larry 46,125 Perzanowski, Tom 73 Pete, Danny 102 Peterson, Cathy 25,36,1 13 Peterson, Janet 125 Petroff, Linda 40,63,102,109 Petska, Janet 102 Petterson, Mary (Mrs.) 36,133 Phares, Tom 40,41,68,81,1 13,1 14 Phelps, Penelope Anne 27,36,1 18 PHOTO 27 Piekarczyk, Gail 10,48,102 Piekarczyk, Joseph 60,102 Piermaicoll, Karen 40,118 Pierce, Thomas 73,118 Pierson, Ken 125 Pisowicz, Elaine 102 Pisowicz, Patricia 25,63,113 Pilot, Mitchell 36,102,128 Pittman, Eunice 25,29,1 18 Pitzele, Karen 28,36,102 Piznarski, Leon 118 Plummer, James 27,102 Plummer, Joe 29 Pocaztek, John 113 Pocius, Sandy 1 1 8 Polen, Bob 125 Polochak, Carrol 40,88,1 13,1 14 Polochak Michele 10,15,88,103,108,148 Pomplum, Carol 103 Popiala, Robert 1 1 8 Potis, Judith 16,103 Pouch, John 68,103 Premuda, Jackie 28,33,1 18 Preston, Margaret 125 Price, Ray 26,44,45,82,103 Pruitt, Bonnie 38,48,1 18 Pucalik, Larry 125 Puett, Donna 89,125 Puett, Gary 29,103 Puhlyak, John 27,113 Pullo, Eddie 73,118 Pumnea, Alan 29,113 Purdy, Ronald 29,126 Q QUILL SCROLL 45 Quinn, Betty 29,11 8 R Rae, Carole 126 Rakos, Bill 85,118 Randolph, Marcia 1 26 Rasmussen, David 34,118 Rasmussen, Julian (Mr.) 24,27,36,58,133 Ray, James 73,11 3 Reba, Ron 33,11 8 Reichardt, Alice 31,126 Reichardt, Caroline 26,35,44,45,103 Reid, Sharon 1 13 Reinert, Diane 113 Relinski, Susan 31,126 Reno, Susan 28,1 18 Repay, Jack 126 Repay, Joseph 73,81 Repay, Sherry 13,33,40,113 Reynolds, Cheryl 126 Reynolds, Sue 39,113 Reynolds, Terry 1 26 Rhoades, Bonnie 29,38,88,1 18 Rhodes, James 126 Rhodes, Ralph 46,126 Rich, Thomas 126 Rice, Carline 41,48,103 Ridge, Burgess 33,1 13 Ridge, Richard 1 1 8 Ridge, Robert 47,103 Ritthaler, Eileen 40,64,89,103,109 Rivich, Janet 38,46,1 18 Rivich, Sharon 38,126 Robaska, Phil (Mr.) 133 Robinson, Eileen 46,126 Robinson, Rita 118 Rogowski, Tami 40,113,145 Rohl, Sally 39,89,113 Rollins, Roger 28,1 1 8 Ropac, Paul Jr. 118 Rosanswank, Betty 39,103 Rosanswank, Loretta 39,47,113 Rose, Jeanne 31,118 Rose, Delano 1 1 3 Rose, Douglas 73,85 Rosenau, Ernest 68,118 Rosenau, Gerald 29,103 Rosenau, Paula 1 26 Rosenberry, Darlene 39 Rosinski, Robert 18,45,76,85,103 Rossi, John 37 Rouse, DeLois 38 Royer, Ron 5,33,46,47,68,71,76,78,79,113 Ruble Jacke 113 Rudisill, Denelda 126 Page One Hundred Sixty-fiveRuff, Deborah 89,126 Ruff, Walter (Mr.) 56,133 Ruff, Walter 68,84,103 Ruff, Willie 33,118 Ruhs, Terry 126 Rusnak, Andrew (Mr.) 32,134 Rybicki, Zbig 126 Ryceiz, John 27,126 s Saari, Robert 103,104 Sabo, Lynne 118 Sabo, Thomas 11 8 Sabo, Warren 118 Sabody, Douglas 113 Soboff, Barry 37 Sahulcik, Anthony 46,113 Sain, Jerry 104 Sako, Jerry 29,33,37,1 13,1 14 Salach, Robert 36,82,118 Sallade, Mary Ann 118 Sandlin, Craig 126 Sankowski, Eugene 17,104 Sonkowski, Jeanne 89,126 Sargent, Glenn 104 Sarlea, Gerald 104 Sarver, Cheryl 33,46,118 Sarver, L nn 40,113 Sasse, Betty 118 Savage, Jeanne 126 Savage, Robert 104 Scortozzi, Sharon 38 Scheffer, Barbara 89,126 Schlesinger, Gail 28,31,33,37,44,59,104 Schlesinger, Robert 27,46,113 Schmidt, James 29,37,118 Schmoekel, Larry 46,126 Schoenborn, Bill 27,119 Schreiber, Carol 36,119 Schreiber, Phil 74.104 Schreiber, Sharon 44,119 Schreiber, Susan 40, 113 Schriver, Carol 126 Schumann, David 126 Schweighardt, Marge 119 Scott, Paul 126 Scott, Rick 126 Seals, Wendale 39,113 Seaman, Barbara 28,36,44,59,89,1 13 Segally, Robert 25,119 Segraves, Richard 126 Serbu, Dorinda 40,46,119 Serbu, Sandra 40,46,104 Sesney, Richard 126 Seydel, Guy 36,119 Shabi, James 126 Shadoan, Nancy 20,31,89,126,139 Shadoan, Sherry 104,108,113 Shafer, Paulette 40,46,119 Shaffer, Louise 104 Shannon, Cheri 49 Shanley, Sharon 126 Shanta, Charleen 126 Shanta, Carol 31,126 Shanta, Karen 38,40,48 Sharpe, Barbara 89,126 Sharpe, Donald 8,18,32,33,68,76,104,154 Shaw, Judy 113 Sheldon, Robert 36,41 Sheline, John 29,119 Shepard, Russell 126 Sherer, Donald 29,119 Sherer, James 126 Sherer, Rita 31,38 Sheridan, John 28,29,31,44,58,113 Shirley, Karen 24,40,49,113 Shock, Harry 34,35,40,119 Sickles, Don 126 Sikich, Al 46,126 Sikich, John 28 Silaghi, James 126 Silagi, Lon 119 Simon, Scmdra 39 Simpson, James 37 Siple, James 27,126 Skager, Sandra 39,119 Skelton, James 29,31,37,1 13 Skertich, Mike 119 Skertich, Tim 104 Skony, Steve 113 Smaron, David 27,46,119 Smith, Beverly 126 Smith, Cheryl 41,126 Smith, Greg 119 Smith, Jim 113 Smith, Joan 25,104 Smith, John 80,81,113 Smith, Kendall 27,113 Smith, Kenny 27,37,40 Smith, Ted 31,87,113 Smith, Terry 45,113 Smith, Thomas 126 Smock, Margaret 8,29,35,40,42,44,104 Smolen, Maureen 126 Smock, Tom 41,87,119 Smudin, George 27,36 Smulevitz, Gloria 41 Snadden, Leonard (Mr.) 40,53,134 Soderberg, Dorthy (Mrs.) 21,25,108,134 Somerville, Judith 39,119 Somerville, Tom 104 Sonaty, Pat 39,48,119 Sopo, Patricia 46,126 SPANISH CLUB 46 Sparks, Nancy 113 Spear, Connie 126 Speelmon, Diane 25,40,88,1 13,114,149 Spencer, Jonet 31,1 19 Spies, Karen 126 Spitzer, Gerald (Mr.) 36,134 Spork, Deanna 29,31,33,48,1 19 Spray, John 134 Spray, Deborah 27,119 Spry, Bob (Mr.) 134 Spudic, Nancy 49,126 Spudic, Patricia 119 Squibb, Nancy (Mrs.) 88,134 Stafford, Randy 46 Stafford, Ronald 126 STAGE CREW 43 Stahl, Rosemary 119 Stahura, Jim 68,70,71,105 Stalder, Diana 39,44,113 Stanis, Ronald 14,33,36,44,113 Stankovich, George 105,150 Stanton, Kay 126 Steele, Dixie 39,113 Steele, Jack 29,119 Stemper, Kathy 113 Stephenson, Susan 49,119 Stevens, Jody 28,119 Stevens, Larry 46,73,119 Stevens, Linda 31 Stevens, Mary Ann 31,105 Stout, Howard (Mr.) 39,76,81,84,134 Strayer, Larry 73,126 Stricklin, Gloria 39,113,114 Struhs, Donald 28,33,40 Struhs, Richard 126 Stryzinski, Barb 48,89,1 19 Stuart, Laurie 41,113 Stuhr, Carol 119 Sullivan, Loretta 38,40,1 19 Summerlott, Kathy 31,38,126 Sumner, Tim 41,42,73,81,119,126 Suto, Mary Lou 25,119 Svenningsen, Susan 20,29,33,44,105 Swalick, Bill 36,68,113 Sweeney, Scott 37,119 Swisher, Alice 105 Swisher, Caryle 38 Swisher, John 36,113 Syzanowicz, Jim 36 Szarkowicz, Carol 40,113 Szczepanski, Robert 37,119 Szoke, Cheryl 74,89,105 T Takacs, Tom 28,41,44,105,108 Taggart, Gary 25,127 Talmodge, Pam 127 Tate, Susan 127 Taylor, Brad 41,127 Teegarden, Kathryn 33,127 Teeling, George 127 Templeton, David 73,84 Tenkely, Kristine 127 Terzarial, Albert 74,105 Thccker, Susan 89,127 Thather, Diane 127 Thegze, Mary Kay 44,113 Thielen, Doris 39,127 Thielen, Linda 38,113 Thieling, John 36,62,105 Thomas, Beverly 127 Thomas, Bob 36,44,45,68,84,105 Thomas, Ronald 119 Thomas, Sherrel 15,29,40,48,105 Thomas, Tim 113 Thompson, Charles 127 Thompson, Daryl 106 Thompson, Diane 127 Thompson, Warren 119 Tiller, James 119 Todd, Michael 31 Tomlinson, Diane 44,106,108 Tomsic, Gene 14,41,44,68,85,113 Tomsic, James 73,127 Tomson, Jim 119 TOP HAT 24,25 Topp, Bonnie 33,36 Torok, Frances 24,25,31,40,113,156 Toth, Christine 31,127 Toth, Nancy 127 Townsend, Pamela 127 TRAVEL CLUB 42 Travis, Doris 127 Trubich, Barbara 41,114 Tryon, Michael 73 Turner, Ronald 127 Tuttle, James 119 Tuttle, Sandra 29,40,48,106 Tyler, Rick 27,28,31,115,1 19 u Utis, Emir 36 V Vadas, Linda 114 Valentino, Reginald 27,29,119 Vanes, Jean 38,114 Von Alstine, David 36,44,106 V h Grop, Richard 106 Van Gorp, Robert 119 Van Lul, Kenneth 114 Vaprezsan, John 29,31,44,106 Vargo, Joyce 27,28,40,89,106 Vargo, Steve 36,114 VARSITY DEBATES 35 Ventrella, Cynthia 38,40,43,48,89,106 Vezeau, Sharleen 40,106 Vicari, Stephen 68,114 Vintilla, Francene 26,29,1 19 Vintilla, Gentry 36,106 Virag, Jill 31,34,38,127 Stewart, David 68 Stewart, Judy 126 Stickle, Jack 105 Stier, Beth (Mrs.) 134 Stines, Nancy 46,1 13 Stivers, Paul 14,20,28,33,34,35,44,61,105,108,128 Stock, Helen (Mrs.) 24,26,45,134 Stone, Sandra 26,119 Stone, Sheila 24,44,45,74,105 Storck, James 1 13 Page One Hundred Sixty-sixVirden, May (Miss) 134 Volbrecht, Richard 127 Volk, Barbara 119 Volk, William (Mr.) 53,134 w Wagner, James 127 Wagner, Stanley 114 Wahl, Geraldine 38,114 Walle, Warren 127 Walsh, Darlene 38,114 Walsh, Jane 34,127 Walsh, Michael 20,35,41,47,106 Waish, Pat 4,44,106 Walters, Carol 127 Walters, John 37,119 Ward, Don 33,34,73,81,119 Waring, Anthony (Mr.) 46,134 Waring, Sherman, 28,40,119 Warkentien, Richard 114 Warren, Foriestine 28,106 Waters, Mary Lynn 25,88,1 19 Waters, Peggy 119 Watson, Elmer 127 Watson, Sherrill 42,74,106 Watts, Clifford 46,73,119 Weber, Jerry 27,28,40,119 Weber, Louis 29,127 Weber, Ray 36,58,114 Webster, David 82,119 Webster, Janice 41,119,150 Weedon, Diane 18,26,28,29,33,34,35,43,44. Wein, Charlene 31,119 Weir, Johnny 37 Wells, James 119 Wells, Letha 31,39,120 Art and John’s Barber Shop 156 Bloomberg Agency 144 Bob’s Barber Shop 14 Bocken Funeral Home 142 Bodie Studio 153 Byers Heating Co. 150 Calumet Construction Corp. 143 Calumet National Bank 145 Candes Pizza 149 Carlson’s Jewelry Shop 148 Carri-Ann’s 146 Carson Pirie Scott Co. 154 DeLaney Printers 158 Del’s Dairy Queen 147 Dick’s Woodmar Shell 142 Dowling 152 Dressier 157 Dunkenburger 157 Fat Boy 155 Fenes Son 154 Ferris Standard Service 144 Fifield Pharmacy 141 Hutsler’s Frostop 146 Graver Tanks 148 Gregory’s Super Market 140 Griffith Ready-Mix 157 Hammond News Agency 156 Welsh, Richard 127 Welte, Robert (Mr.) 47,134 Welty, Kendall 107 Werts, Terry 27,127 Westerlund, Barbara 114 Westerlund, Dorothy 107 Wheatman, Bonnie 41,127 Wheatman, Judy 39,107 White, Barbara 25,38,127 White, Frank 45,68,107 White, Joan 25,114,127 White, Kent 127 White, Linda 28,31,120 White, Linda 37 Whitehouse, David 29,85,114 Whitehouse, Sue 120 Wiechecki, Loretta 39,127 Wiechecki, Mary 39,107 Wiese, Dean 36,58,74,107 Wiggins, Gwendolyn 40,114 Wilkerson, Linda 38,127 Wilks, Glenda 40,120 Williams, Clarence 73 Williams, Connie 4,33,120 Williams, Cynthia 127 Williams, David 127 Williams, Janet 25,29,36,41,114 Williams, Linda 25,29,47,48,74,107,149 Williams, Marguerite (Miss) 38 Williams, Patricia 31,89,127 Williamson, June 36,41,120 106 Williford, Karen 120 Wilson, Charles 107 Wilson, Helen 46,120 Wilson, Joan 114 Wilson, Judith 44.114 Wilson, Judy Kay 114 Wilson, Tom 45,64,68,107 Winarski, Barbara 127 Winders, Karen 25,114 Winders, Richard 127 Wing, Laurie 127 Winirger, Loretta 127 Winkler, Paul 29,31,127 Winsberg, Carolyn 14,46,53,114 Witte, Alan 36,41,114 Witwer, Bill 33,68,76,85,107 Wolf, Geroldine 40,107 Wood, Colleen 25,35,38,120 Woolls, Donald (Mr.) 47,114,134 Wright, Jill 107 Wright, Judy 114 Y Yanek, George 41,85,114 Ywanow, Gayle 31,40,88,120 z Zaher, Susan 28,31,35,120 Zea, Janice 28,127 Zellers, Linda 127 Zerby, Bob 37,82,84 Zimmerman, Cathy 41,120 Zimmerman, James 114 Zimmerman, Robert 33,73,120 Zitko, Jack 68 Zlotnik, Marcel 127 Zlotnik, Maurey (Mr.) 68,70,134 Zufall, Don 120 Advertisers Hammond Times 154 Hessville Department Store 139 Hessville 5 10 Store 140 Hill’s 140 Hoosier State Bank 139 House of Pizza 145 Howell Hardware 151 Inland Steel 159 Jack Fox 141 Jack’s Carry Out 143 Jane’s Drug Store 144 Joe Hirsch 156 Kaplan Shoes 144 Kem Rebuilders 146 Ken’s Barber Shop 154 Kenwood Lanes 148 Lewins 139 I,indy’s Hardware 144 Luchene’s 143 Lynch 149 Mastey’s Jewelers 144 W. R. Matthews 139 Mack Shoe Store 151 Matz Paint 143 McDonald's 152 Mercantile Bank 142 Mielenz Motors 150 Miller Office Supplies 151 J. W. Millikan 139 Edward C. Minas 149 Nagdeman’s 145 N.I.P.S.C.O. 141 Parkview 150 Pepsi-Cola 138 Pierce Ford 151 Pint Size 148 Professional Patrons 157 Red Top Trucking 155 Roberts, Don, Beauty School 152 Schlesinger Realty 147 Sears Roebuck 142 Serenade Drive-In 145 Sharon Mae’s 148 Shutko’s Gulf 147 Tcibel’s 149 Three Sisters Beauty Salon 154 Thomas Norge Village 155 Tiki 146 Van Senus Auto Parts 154 Vierks 140 VanTil’s Virgil Huber 145 Watlands 150 Woodmar Jewelers 15i! Woodmar Women’s Shop 147 Page One Hundred Sixty-ieven—


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