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THE RETRQSPECT The Yearbook Morton Memorial High School 1955 Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Chilclren's Home Admzmstmtzon Visiting Committee HE VISITING Committee is made up of T interested citizens who werexa ointed by PD the Governor. They advise with the Super- intendent concerning the needs and the pol- icies of the Home. Their interest from the viewpoint of the average citizen, is valuable, and their services are most helpful to the operation of the Home. They are from left to right seated: Mrs. L. A. Cortner, Mrs. Edith Jackson, Mrs. Mildred Swiggett, and Mrs. Betty Mathews. Standing: Mr. L. A. Cortner, Mr. Evert Konzelman, Mr. Russell Rhodes, Mr. William D. Murchie, and Dr. William Tindall. Superintendenfs Ojice OST OF the activities of the institution center around the Superintendent's Office. Their daily work consists of welcom- ing visitors, preparing daily reports and distributing mail. Mr. and Mrs. Cortner are assisted by the oflice staH in the distribution of gifts and games to the divisions. School Office R. CRAIG, Superintendent of Schools, plans and supervises school activities such as: convocations, pep sessions, piano recitals, and the Dance Revue. The student usually brings his problems to Mr. Craig. Class room and disciplinary problems are also discussed with Mr. Craig by the teachers. Administration Financial Office THE FINANCIAL Office handles the purchasing of food, clothing, and equip- ment for the Institution under the super- vision of Mr. James Thomas, who assumed the position which was held by Mr. Sam Chase. The payroll, time records and student bank are included in the functions of this oflice. Recreational Office MR. FRED WRIGHT, assuming the pos- ition held by Mr. Paul Todd, plans all recreational activities in this office. The many special trips and events that take place throughout the year are planned here. Social Service Office THE ADVISING and counselling of the children and helping them with their personal problems is the main function of the Social Service Oflice. The social workers investigate appli- cations for admission to the Home. They aid graduates in finding employment and living facilities and they also secure summer em- ployment for the underclassmen. The Social Service Office has as its workers, Mrs. Craft, Mrs. Woods, and Miss Pierson. MR. RALPH EIJER Indiana State, B. S. Industrial Arts Track Coach MR. KEITH DAVIS Manchester College, B. S. Math. Physics, English MRS. LUCILE GUYATT rlarlham College, B. S. Home Economics Faculty MR. WILLIAM BREWER Union College, Texas Western B. S. Biology, Geography, P. E., General Science Basketball Coach MR. ANDREW ROMANYK Indiana State, B. A. English, Spanish MRS. MARY RUTH STOTEN Purdue University, B. S. Home Economics MR. PETER STEPANCEVICH Drake U., Indiana State B. S., P. E., Health, Bookkeeping, General Science, Driver Training, Football Coach MR. ROBERT B. RAISOR Ball State, I. U., B. S. U. S. History, Guidance Government MISS VELMA KNOWLES University of Kansas B. A. Art MISS DELANA DRUHOT Bull State, B. S. Music MRS. ALMEDA GARRIOTT Central Normal, Indiana State, Indiana U., B. A. - Commercial MRS. LORETTA FEIGL Indiana U., N. C. A. G. U. B. S. P. E., Health, Safety, General Science Faculty MRS. LOUISE GABBUTT Indiana U., B. P. S. M. Music MRS. IRENE PRIDE Oakland City C., B. S. English, Social Studies MRS. EUGENIA STRICKLAND Indiana Central College University of Alabama B. S. School Librarian I MR. WALTER BYERS Butler U., B. S. Cincinnati Cons. Band, Dance Band MR. L. EMERSON FIKE Mt. Morris College, B. A Agriculture, History MR. JULES ELZEY Ball State, B. S. Printing' Faculty f . .fi Y .. N I.- f 5? MRS. RHESSA MRS. HELEN POST HERKLESS Indiana State, B, S. Ban State, B. S. I' U" A' M' Kindergarten English, Speech M RS. DOROTHY SCHWEIZER Ball State, B. S. First Grade I MRS. ERMA MRS. LOUISE HARTLEY PIKE Defiance C., Ball State Ball State ' Second Grad? Third Grade MRS. JOHN EDER Indiana State Fourth Grade FN. MISS PAULINE MR' ORYN L. .- TROTH PRIDE Indiana State, A- B- Oakland City C., B. S. Fifth Grade Sixth Grade Seniors S 1 rs .M GEORGE LONG Academic Class President Football 1-2-3-45 Track 1-2-3-45 Basketball 1-2- 3-45 Band 1-2-3-45 Choir 1-2-3-45 Boys' Chorus 2- 3-45 Dance Band 1-2-3-45 Boys' State 35 Editor of Echo 35 Echo Staff 2-35 Honor Society 3-45 Boys' Quartette 3-45 Student Council 1-2-45 Class A- ward 35 Retrospect Staff 4. RUTH STROTHER Academic Class Secretary Orchestra 1-2-3-45 Choir 1-2-3-45 Dance Band 1- 2-3-45 Student Council 35 Accuracy Club 35 Piano 1-2-3-45 Violin 1- 2-3-45 Girls' Quartette 2-:sg 4-H Club 1-2-:s-45 Girls' State 35 String Sextette 1-2-3-45 Honor Society 3-45 Echo Staff 35 Class Award 25 Class Play 45 Retrospect Staff 4. Seniors JOAN BELL MARITA CARTER RICHARD PAIGE Academic Class Vice-President Football 1-2-45 Basket- ball 1-2-3-45 Track 1-35 Volleyball 3-45 Firing Squad 3-45 Class Play 45 Retrospect Staff 4. Y LOUIS MARKOVICH Commercial Class Treasurer Football 1-2-3-45 Track 1-2-3-45 Basketball 1-2- 3-45 Volleyball 35 Boys' State 35 Accuracy Club 2-35 Retrospect Staff 4. Home Economics 4-H Club 1-2-3-45 Art Club 1-2-3-45 Girls' State 35 Student Council 2-3-45 School Office 35 Class Play 45 Retrospect Staff 4. THOMAS BROWN Commercial Football 1-2-3-45 Track 1-2-3-45 Basketball 1-2- 3-45 Choir 1-2-3-45 Boys' Chorus 2-3-45 Dancing 2-3-45 Color Guard 2-35 Firing Squad 45 Class Play 45 Retrospect Staff 4. Q Commercial 4-H Club 1-3-45 Choir 2-3-45 Yell Leader 3-45 Student Council 45 Class Play 45 Dancing 2-3-45 Choir 2-3-4. KENNETH CRAGUE Academic Football 1-2-3-45 Track 25 Band 1-2-3-45 Boy Scouts 15 Boys' Chorus 2-3-45 Retrospect Staff 4. . Seniors RICHARD GILMORE Academic Football 15 Basketball 1-2-3-45 Volleyball 2-35 Firing Squad 35 Echo Staff 25 Boy Scouts 15 Retrospect Staff 4. MELVIN GRUBBS Industrial Arts Retrospect Staff 4. WILLIAM HENISA Industrial Arts Choir 3-45 Boys' Chorus 2-3-45 Boy Scouts 1. ROBERT HULL Industrial Arts Football 1-2-3-45 Track 3-45 Basketball 1-2-3-45 Volleyball 1-2-35 Band 1-2-3-45 Boy Scouts 15 Retrospect Staff 4. RONALD IRWIN Commercial Football 1-2-3-45 Track 1-2-3-45 Basketball 1-2- 3-45 Choir 1-2-3-45 Boys' Chorus 2-3-45 Band 1-2- 3-45 Dance Band 1-2-3-45 Boys' Quartette 1-2-3-45 Student Council 15 Boys' State 35 Class Award 25 Class Play 45 Retrospect Staff 4. CHARLES KETCHUM Commercial Football 1-2-3-45 Track 2-3-45 Basketball 1-2-3- 45 Band 3-45 Choir 1-2- 3-45 Boys' Chorus 2-3-45 Boys' Quartette 45 Color Guard 15 Firing Squad 25 Dance Band 45 Boy Scouts 15 Student Coun- cil 35 Class Play 45 Ret- rospect Staff 4. EARL LAMBERT Commercial Football 3-45 Basketball 45 Track 3-45 Choir 1-2- 3-45 Boys' Chorus 2-3- 45 Band 1-2-3-45 Dance Band 45 Class Play 45 Student Council 2-4. CHESTER MILLER Commercial Football 1-4. Seniors SANDRA MILLER Home Economics Choir 1-2-3-45 Dancing 1-2-3-45 School Office 45 Student Council 2-45 4-H Club 3-45 Girls' State 35 Honor Society 35 Class Play 45 Retrospect Staff 4. RONALD NIVERSON Industrial Arts Football 1-2-3-45 Track 1-2-35 Basketball 15 Fir- ing Squad 2-35 Color Guard 1. MARIE SCOLES Commercial Orchestra 1-2-3-45 Choir 1-fl-3-45 Dance Band 1- 2-3-45 Accordian 1-2-3-45 Piano 1-2-3-45 Organ 1- 2-3-45 Accuracy Club 2- 35 4-H Club 45 Girls' State 35 Class Play 4. ARTHUR SMITH Commercial Football 1-2-3-45 Ret- rospect Staff 4. FRANCES SMITH Comm:rc'z.l School Office 15 4-H Club 1-45 Girls' State 35 Li- brary 35 Financial Office 35 Student Bank 3-45 Retrospect Stafi 4. VINCENT SCHUESLER Industrial Arts Basketball 15 Class Play 45 Boys' Chorus 25 Ret- rospect Staff 4. JAMES WILLIAMS Industrial Arts Football 1-2-3-45 Track 35 Basketball 15 Choir 1-2-3-45 Boys' Chorus 2- 3-45 Piano 35 Band 45 Boy Scouts 15 Retrospect Staff 4. Senior Class History SNIHEN WE began our freshman year, in 1951, we were all anxious to join with the rest of the upperclassmen. Being a freshman meant more activities and a better chance to join clubs. As we began our freshman year with forty-three members, we had Mr. Wiley and Miss Knowles as our sponsor teachers. One thing we looked forward to was an initiation, but we were disappointed when we didn't get one. The boys were anxious to begin sports that year. During their basketball season, they won ten out of sixteen. Our sophomore year had a better begin- ning than our freshmen year. We reduced our class to thirty-three members and still had Mr. Wiley and Miss Knowles as our sponsor teachers. This was the year the class separated to begin the courses of their choice and prepare for the future. This year continued to build up hopes for more activities for our class. Quite a few girls and boys were in choir, 4-H, dancing, band, dance band, boys' chorus, and the various clubs that were available. There was quite a number of boys active in varsity sports this year, too. With the help of Tim Brown, Dick Paige, and George Long, we won the County Tourney and went on to win the Sectionals. But we were not quite as successful in the regional tourney. Milan beat us in a double overtime. Other boys that play- ed varsity sports were: Bob Hull, Ronnie Irwin, Charles Ketchum, Louis Markovich, Ronnie Niverson, and Arthur Smith. Our Junior year began with twenty-nine members and we were also keeping Mr. Wiley and Miss Knowles as our sponsor teachers. The one thing we all looked forward to most of all was decorating for the Junior- Senior Prom. We had a "Hawiian Scene" with palm trees, huts, monkeys, coconuts, and a balloon ceiling. Our dance programs had monkeys on them to fit in with the theme of the prom. There were about the same number of boys going out for sports as there had been in the years before. We also won the County Tourney again. More of our class members were selected for clubs. Ruth Strother, George Long, and Sandy Miller were chosen for Honor Society and Marita Carter became a Yell Leader. Last but not least, the year we had all been looking forward to: OUR SENIOR YEAR! We started off with twenty-four members but lost our "outdoor girl" in Octo- ber, which left us with twenty-three mem- bers. Mr. Wiley and Miss Knowles were still with us at this point. At the end of the first semester though, Mr. Wiley resigned and a new teacher, Mr. McCullom, became the boys' sponsor teacher. This was the year to elect class officers. The elected officers were: George Long, Pres- identg Dick Paige, Vice-Presidentg Ruth Strother, Secretary: and Louis Markovich, Treasurer. Our class colors were Navy Blue and White with the American Beauty Rose as our flower. This was another year for sports. We won the County Tourney but lost to Rushville in the final game of the Sectionals. The boys that made the all tourney teams wereg Tim Brown, first team in County and Sectional Senior Class History and Dick Paige, first team in County and second team in Sectionals. George Long and Bob Hull both received honorable mention. Around this time we were thinking about the jobs we were going to get and also our Senior clothes. Then it was time for the class play, everyone trying out parts, but not enough to go around. We wish to thank Mr. Craig for working so hard with us. The play "State Fair" was a big success. Finally came the Senior trip. We headed for Chicago early Sunday morning, May 1, and spent three wonderful days in Chicago seeing the sights, and shopping. Then, Tues- day afternoon, May 3, we started for home. Mr. and Mrs. Cortner, Mr. Craig, Mr. Wright, and others made it possible for us to have the fun we had. Thanks a million to all of you. After the trip, we had only eighteen days which passed so fast that Baccalaureate was here before we knew what happened. This was the first time we wore our gowns and we really felt like SENIORS. Monday night the banquet, Tuesday Award Day, and then Thursday, May 19, the Prom. The gym did look nice and it was fun for everyone. Friday was "Senior Day". Saturday was the day we all had been waiting for-Commencement. Commencement also meant more than just leaving the Home, it meant leaving friends, our schooldays, and other joys we have had. May 21, 1955, we graduated and were ready and willing to be on our own, but we will always remember Morton and what it means to us. 1 . - " u . Last Will and Testament I, Joan Bell, being of sound mind and body, leave as my last will and testament the following: To Steve and Arnold I will my paint brushes and good humor, may they ac- complish everything they desire. I, Tim Brown, being of unusual talents do hereby will my lockers and possessions to Donny Boy fJug Hartj. My athletic ability I leave to Lorenzo, may he work harder than I. To my coaches my many thanks and the best of luck to your future teams. I, Marita Carter, being of sound mind and founder body, do hereby will the following: To Vera Foster I leave all the luck and happi- ness I had my Senior year. To Emma Knight I will my ability to attract boys and lots of luck. I, Kenneth Crague, being of a determined mind, leave my job as assistant projector operator to Art Seaver. I will my seat on the football bench to David Goins. To Jerry King I leave my lockers. I, Richard Gilmore, being of unusual mind and elevated body, do hereby will my technical influence to anyone who cares to master it. To the "future" bakers I leave my ability to work. I, Melvin Grubbs, being of sound mind and small body, leave to my brother Vernon, my deepest affections, may he do better at Morton than I did. To the future seniors I wish the best of luck. To the carpenter shop boys, I leave peace and quiet which they de- serve. I, William Henisa, being of small mind and body, do hereby will to Frank Riggs my place in the bakery. I leave my locker and all things in it to the first one to get them. I, Robert Hull, being of sound mind and boney body, hereby leave the contents of my locker and my famous crewcut to my brother John. To Lou, I leave all my love. To the future teams of Morton I wish the best of luck. I, Ronnie Irwin, being of sound mind and body f?J do hereby leave my lockers to the first one that gets to them. My football jersey No. "42" I will to Art Seaver, and to the future football team I wish the best of luck. To Martie I leave all my love. I, Charles Ketchum, being of sound mind and body, do hereby will my place in boys' quartette to Sonny Bragdon, Cmay he do bet- ter than IJ. To any Johnny Ray fans I leave my record, "Cry." To Rosie I leave my abilty to stay out of trouble. Also to Rosie and my little girl friend Della, I leave my love. I, Earl Lambert, being of small body and big feet, leave my musical talent to anyone who is worthy of it. I will my lockers to the first one there. To the future Morton Athletes the best of luck. I, George Robert Long, Jr., being of in- competent mind and immence body, do hereby decree the following as my last will and test- ament. To Sandy Curtis I will all my love and my ability to struggle along in chemistry. I leave my position in any campus organiza- tions to anyone willing and able to fill them. I, Louis Markovich, being of nothing sound, will any particular ability that I may have Keating abilityj to my fast-growing young brothers. May they also have better luck with the girls than I've had. They may need it. I, Chester Miller, being of wee mind and sound body, leave all my free time to Art Seaver in hopes that he may get to trade on time, as I did. QA-hum.J To my sister, I leave my love and happiness. I, Sandra Joan Miller, being of sharp mind and small body, leave the following as my will and testament. To Dick, I will all my love. To Mary Corbin I leave my ability to laugh at all times. The qualities I don't possess I leave for Mary Kay to find. To the oncoming "Seniors" I will the best of luck. Last Will and Testament I, Ronnie fUrkJ Niverson, being of sound mind and strong body, will my trusty pitch- fork to Bob Rupp, fMay he do better with it than IJ I leave my lockers to who ever gets them first. To the oncoming Seniors of Mor- ton, best of luck. I, Dick Paige, being of sound mind and body, do hereby will my job at the storeroom fand my ability to get someone else to do ith to Art Seaver. To Bill, my brother, I leave my intellectual ambitions and abilities. The re- mainder of my personal possessions goes to the junk collector. I, Vincent Schuesler, being of sound mind and body, leave my ability to stay away from the girls, to my "Big" little brother. I leave my ability to work and stay out of trouble to Tom Sage. I, Marie Scoles, being of sound mind and small body, will to Doris Ann my place in Dance Band and Boys' Chorus. To all the on- coming orchestra members I leave the mirror in the instrument room, may they forever keep it hidden from Mr. Byers. I, Arthur Smith, being of sound brain and wee body UD do hereby will my whis- kers to Jerry King. To my sister, Anita, I will my looks and build. To Emma Knight, I leave my ability to be big. I, Frances Smith, being of square mind and round body, will my ability to like Hill- billy music to Mrs. Foster. To Frank and Pee Wee I will my love. I leave my place in the dorm to Mary Sanders. To the future grad- uates, I wish the best of luck. I, Ruth Strother, being of unsound mind and large body, do hereby render the follow- ing as my last will and testament. To Martie and Gladie I will my ability to dream in cin- emacolor. To Vera I will my ability to be an "old maid" in the coming year, may she do a better job than I. I, James Williams, being of small mind and sound body, do hereby will my ability to get along with "Joe" to Larry Rupp. To Betty I leave all my love and the best of luck in her Senior year. 3 Personalities JOAN BELL WILLIAM HENISA NICKNAME- Ding Dong LIKES-To sculpture DISLIKES-Hillbilly music MOTTO-"Say what you mean, and mean what you say" FAVORITE SONG-"Melody of Love" FAVORITE SPORT-Speed boat racing AMBITION-To do something in the field of art FAVORITE SUBJECT-Art THOMAS BROWN NIOKNAME-Big Tim LIKES-Sports DISLIKES-Bad Food FAVORITE SAYING-What's Hapming FAVORITE SONG--"If I Didn't Caro" FAVORITE SPORT-Football, Basketball, Track AMBITION-Play Pro Bali FAVORITE SUBJECT-Football MARITA CARTER NICKNAME-Cater LIKES-Earl DISLIKES-Lazy people MOTTO-"Duty makes us do wellg Love makes us do better" FAVORITE SONG-"Hold My Hand" FAVORITE SPORT-Swimming AMBITION-To become a court reporter FAVORITE SUBJECT-Driver Training NICKNAME-Henry LIKES-Sleeping DISLIKES-Working MOTTO-"You are your worst enemy" FAVORITE SONG-"I Don't Hurt Anymore" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION-To be successful FAVORITE SUBJECT-Girls ROBERT HULL NICKNAME- Crewcut LIKES-Lou DISLIKES-Nosey people MOTTO-"If you want something bad enough, you will get it" FAVORITE SONG--"Hold My Hand" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball and Swimming AMBITION-To be a zoologist FAVORITE SUBJ ECT-Concentration RONNIE IRWIN NICKNAME-Leo LIKES-Martie DISLIKES- Persnikative people FAVORITE SAYING-"Sure you do" FAVORITE SONG-"Do me Good" FAVORITE? SPORT-Football AMBITION-Hoping to be making good some where, some how FAVORITE SUBJECT-Driver Training KENNETH CRAGUE CHARLES KETOHUM NICKNAME-Quills LIKES--Food DISLIKES--Getting up in the morning MOTTO-"Look before you jump" FAVORITE SONG-"Because" FAVORITE SPORT-Football AMBITION-Being a Chemist FAVORITE SUBJECT-Physics RICHARD- GILMORE NICKNAME-Froggy and Dick LIKES-School DISLIKES-? ? ? ? MOTTO-"Business before Pleasure" FAVORITE SONG-"The Old Rugged Cross" FAVORITE SPORT-Pool AMBITION-Radio Engineer FAVORITE SUBJECT-Math MELVIN GRUBBS NICKNAME-Mel LIKES-Good Food DISLIKES-Noisy, stuck-up people MOTTO-"Life is what you make it" FAVORITE SONG-"Once and only Once" FAVORITE SPORT-According to the season AMBITION--To be an Ace Jet Pilot FAVORITE SUBJECT-Industrial Arts NICKNAME-Roscoe LIKES-Squirt fVeraJ DISLIKES-Nosey and gripy people FAVORITE SAYING-"To get, you first have to give" FAVORITE SONG-"Sincerely" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball and Swimming AMBITION-To be a popular singer FAVORITE SUBJECT-Driver Training EARL LAMBERT NICKNAME-Wimpy LIKES-Marita DISLIKEIS-People that gripe MOTTO-"Do all you can while you can" FAVORITE SONG- "Hold My Hand" FAVORITE SPORT-Swimming AMBITION-Trying to get what I want FAVORITE SUBJECT-Agriculture GEORGE LONG N ICKNAME1-Bob LIKES-Good Food DISLIKES-Acrimonious people MOTTO-"Hang your hat where you can find it" FAVORITE SONG-"The Lord's Prayer" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION-Medical Specialist FAVORITE SUBJECT-Chemistry Personalities LOUIS MARKOVICH NICKNAME-Whatever they call me LIKES-Rare foods-Popular Music DISLIKES-People who aren't friendly MOTTO-"A clean mind, you shouldn't haxile go 1n " FAVORITE SONG-"The Red Grapes" FAVORITE SPORT-Baseball AMBITION-Secretary in a large firm FAVORITE SUBJ ECT-Graduation CHESTER MILLER NICKNAME-Chet LIKES-May 21, 1955 DISLIKES-Liberace MOTTO-"Nothing succeeds like success" FAVORITE SONG-"Teach Me Tonight" FAVORITE SPORT-Football AMBITION-To see Liberace with a burr haircut FAVORITE SUBJECT-Agriculture SANDRA MILLER N ICKN AME-Sandy LIKES-Dick DISLIKES-Gripy people who yell MOTTO-"Your Life is what you make it" FAVORITE SONG-"Here" by Tony Martin FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION-To be happy FAVORITE SUBJECT-Psychology RONNIE NIVERSON NICKNAME-Urk LIKES-Sports DISLIKES-Going to the Barn FAVORITE SAYING-"Believe in me" FAVORITE SONG-"Let Me Go Lover" FAVORITE SPORT-Football AMBITION- To see George Gobel with long hair FAVORITE SUBJECT-Sports RICHARD PAIGE' NICKNAME-Satch LIKES-Sandra DISLIKES--Cold Weather MOTTO-"Nothing succeeds like success" FAVORITE SONG-"Here" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION-To be a success FAVORITE SUBJECT-Physics VINCENT SCHUESLER N ICKNAM E-Vince LIKES- To sleep and read sport stories DISLIKES-Listening to hillbilly singers MOTTO-"Nothing succeeds like success" FAVORITE SONG-"Ave Maria" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION-To be a pilot in the Air Force FAVORITE SUBJECT-Baking MARIE SCOLES NICKNAME-Liberace and tub LIKES-Considerate and understanding people DISLIKES Self-centered people MOTTO-"Better late than never" FAVORITE SONG-"I Spoke to Soon" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION-Having a music career FAVORITE SUBJECT-Office Practice and Music ARTHUR SMITH NICKNAME-Lightning LIKES-Fried egg sandwiches DISLIKES-Shorthand MOTTO--"You can only die once" FAVORITE SONG-"It's My Lazy Day" FAVORITE SPORT-Football AMBITION-Ha! Ha! FAVORITE SUBJECT- Bookkeeping FRANCES SMITH NICKNAME--Fran LIKES-Cornbread and beans DISLIKES-Egotistical people MOTTO-"Laugh and the world laugh's with you -Cry and you cry alone" FAVORITE SONG-"Earth Angel" FAVORITE SPORT-Basketball AMBITION- To be a C. P. A. FAVORITE SUBJECT--Boys RUTH STROTHER NICKNAME-Gertie LIKES-Dobbie DISLIKES-Unfriendly people MOTTO-"Early to bed, late to rise, Is the slogan ' of the wise" FAVORITE SPORT-Football AMBITION-Air Line Stewardess FAVORITE SUBJ ECT-Boys fEspecially Jimj JAMES WILLIAMS NICKNAME-Toadsie or Bud LIKES-Sleeping DISLIKES-? ? ? ? MOTTO-"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" FAVORITE SONG-"Mr. Sandman" FAVORITE SPORT-Baseball AMBITION-Live a good married life FAVORITE SUBJ ECT-Agriculture Underclassmen juniors Row one: Sarah Spencer, Mary Ann Weatherbee, Patricia Stephens, Vera Foster, Emma Knight, Carolyn Harshman, Martha Hamilton, Mary Sanders, and Beulah Joyce. Row two: Mr. Eder, Marilyn Browning, Betty Earnest, Ellen Searcy, Beverly Mullen, Lullabelle Billman, Mary Harris, Jewell Riggs, and Mrs. Stoten. Row three: Jerry King, Charles Moore, Caroline Douglass, Gloria Dickison, Doris Holbrook, Enas Krivanek, Sandra Curtis, Mary Corbin, Howard Bragdon, and Eugene Bartholic. Row four: Arthur Seaver, Robert Craft, Edward Smith, William Glass, Thomas Jordan, Charles Mullen, Charles Glaze, Thomas Sage, John Moreland, and Joseph Jack. OMPOSED of thirty-two members the junior class under the sponsorship of Mrs. Stoten and Mr. Eder have been repre- sented in all phases of activities during the school year. In the field of athletics, this class is represented by Tom Jordan, Charles Moore, Robert Craft, Jerry King, and Ed Smith. Lulabelle Billman, along with Mary Corbin, Sandra Curtis, Vera Mae Foster, Martha Hamilton, Mary Harris, Emma Knight, and Mary Sanders have put forth splended work in dancing. In music, Doris- Holbrook, Enas Krivanek, Lulabelle Billman, Sandra Curtis, and Tom Jordan are promis- ing music students. This class is also well represented in band and choir. Outstanding scholars in the junior class are: Mary Harris, Robert Craft, and Tom Jordan. S ophomores ltow one: Mildred Oldham, Gladys Hamilton, Anita Smith, Diana Bragdon, Carolyn Browning, Joan Weatherbee, June Glaze, Daisy Corbin, and Sharon Warner. Row two: Mr. Davis, Philip Spencer, Norman Goins, James Brower, Albert Harrington, Lanny Bogard, William Jordan, Charlene Flint, and Mrs. Feigl. Row three: Eugene Hull, James Doherty, John Hull, Eugene Campbell, James Draper, Charles Bragg. Reginald Stone, David lieth, Earle Hull, and John Markovich, Row four: Fred Weaver, John Glessner, Ernest Minton, George Wheeler, James Hart, Clarence Draper, Carl Gilmore, Raymond Stone, and Robert Rupp. HE SOPHOMORE class membership is composed of thirty-five members with Mrs. Feigl and Mr. Davis as sponsor teachers. The class is well represented in most all fields of activity at Morton. The boys who were outstanding in sports for this class were: James Hart, George Wheeler, Ernest Minton, Robert Rupp, and Raymond Stone. The girls who were outstanding in dancing were: Jane Glaze, Mildred Oldham, Daisy Corbin, Anita Smith, and Gladys Hamilton. The students who were leading scholars in this class were: James Hart, Norman Goins, Anita Smith, Joan Weatherbee, and Diana Bragdon. Freshmen Row one: Sue Flint, Ruth Flint, Evelyn Smith, Sharon Lovett, Margaret Napier, Florence Leth, Ellen Joyce, Judy Jordan and Rose Mullett. Row two: Judy Cole, Rose Mary Ketchum, Naomi Askin, Esther McCloud, Geneva Collins, Carmen Harbert, Betty Craft, Waneta Beard, and Lorinda Carew. Row three: Mrs. Garriott, Janice Leth, David Goins, Vernon Grubbs, James Smith, Robert Dooley, Frank Strother, Frank Oldham, Kenneth Rich, Fred Searcy, and Mr. Raisor. Row four: Richard Bragg, Cliiford McDermitt, Joe McDermitt, William Paige, Arnold Bell, Melvin Whitesell, Rolland Jack, Donald Dawson, and Bennie Hayden. HIS CLASS is composed of thirty-nine students and has for their sponsor teach- ers, Mrs. Garriott and Mr. Raisor. This class is represented in several areas. The girls representing the freshman class in dancing are: Evelyn Smith, Judy Cole, Betty Craft, Rosemary Ketchum, and Flor- ence Leth. In football, basketball, and track the class is represented by: Richard Bragg, Gary Dooley, Donald Dawson, Joe McDermitt, Fred Searcy, Frank Strother, Clifford McDermitt, Robert Dooley, Melvin Whitesell, and Bill Paige. The leaders scholastically are: Richard Bragg, Sue Flint, Ruth Flint, and Betty Craft. S ports X Football Row one. Ernest Minton, Charles Ketchum, Chester Miller, Joe McDe1mitt, Norman Goins, Albert Harrington, and James Williams. Row two: Thcmas Jordan, Arthzr Seaver, Charles Glaze, Eugene Bartholic, Eugene Campbell, Howard Bragdon, Louis Markovich, Ronnie Irwin, and Edward Smith. Row three: Mr. Stepancevich, Coach, Tim Brown, Robert R3 pp, Kenneth Crague, Richard Paige, George Wheeler, George Long, James Hart, Eail Lambert, Robert Ciaft, Arthur Smith, Ronnie Niverson, Robert Hull, and Mr. Brewer, Assistant Coach. WHE MORTON Tigers represented the school very well in football this past year. The boys under the guidance of Mr. Stepancevich and Mr. Brewer worked very hard, and won five games during the season against just three setbacks. The Tigers opened the season with a heartbreaking 6-0 loss to a very good Kirklin team. They then defeated Edinburg 40-03 Brookville 39-75 Alexandria 21-9g Cambridge City 44-63 and Hagerstown 38-0 before losing the final two games on the schedule to un- beaten Beech Grove 12-7, and a rough Royerton team 41-19. The team progressed rapidly throughout the season to give Morton another successful football season. The following senior boys represented Morton Memorial very well during the foot- ball season. Tim Brown CL. H. BJ Tim was quite an asset to the team. His all around ability helped to win many games for Morton. He led the team in scoring with 115 points. Ronnie Irwin KF. BJ This statement describes Ronnies playing, "A quitter never Wins, and a winner never quits". Ronnie loves to play football and had the desire to win. Robert Hull CL. TJ Bob was one of the most dependable players. He was a hard loser, and played hard to win. Charles Ketchum CR. EJ Charles was always counted upon to play a good game, and was quite adept in catching passes. Earl Lambert CCJ Earl was very ag- gressive in his playing, and would rather play defensive than offensive football. Geo1'ge Long QR.T.J George has con- tributed much to winning football games. He had a fine attitude, and always showed im- provement in his playing. Ronnie Niverson QR. H. BJ Ronnie loves to play football. He was one of the leading defensive players on the squad. Kenneth Crague QL. GJ Kenneth was the type of player who always tried to take the short cut to tackle the ball carrier. Arthur Smith QR. TJ Art was counted upon to play defensive ball, and he had a fine attitude towards the game. Louis Markovich CL. EJ Louie was al- ways in there plugging, and he had a very fine attitude. Dick Paige fR.E.D Dick was a very reliable substitute, and played well when call- ed upon. Chester Miller fL.G.D Chester lacked football experience, but he had a good spirit in the games in which he played. James Williams QR. EJ James had a lot of interest in the game, and co-operated very well throughout the season. The underclassmen who played on the first team during the season are: Bob Craft, Tom Jordan, George Wheeler, and James Hart. Arthur Seaver and Bob Rupp also saw considerable action during the season. Freshmen Football Row one: Melvin Whitesell, James Brower, Fred Searcy, Joe McDermitt, Robert Rupp, Norman Goins, David Leth, and Lanny Bogard. Row two: David Goins, Student Manager, John Hull, Charles Bragg, Eugene Campbell, Frank Lewis, Arnold Bell, Richard Bragg, Albert Harrington, Donald Dawson, and Mr. Brewer, Coach. Row three: Raymond Stone, Frank Strother, James Draper, William Paige, Clifford Mc-Dermitt, Reginald Stone, and James Doherty. Basketball Kneeling: David Goins, Student Manager, Charles Ketchum, Ernest Minton, Earl Lambert, Robert Rupp, Louis Markovich, Ronnie Irwin, and Clarence Draper, Student Manager. Standing: Mr. Stepancevich, Assistant Coach, Tim Brown, Richard Paige, Robert Hull, George Long, Richard Gilmore, James Hart, George Wheeler, and Mr. Brewer, Coach. HE MORTON Memorial Tigers began their basketball season with a new coach this year, coach Bill Brewer, who led the Tigers to a 6-2 first half season record. The Tigers completed their season with 16 wins and 8 losses. The Tigers, rated favorably above the county teams this year, downed Manilla, New Salem, and Milroy in the County Tour- ney to come home with their fourth consecu- tive County Tourney victory. Entering the Sectionals with a 14 and 7 record, the Tigers disposed of Arlington and New Salem before falling to Rushville in the final game. Seniors who saw action this year were Tim Brown, Dick Paige, Robert Hull, George Long, Charles Ketchum, Ronnie Irwin, Earl Lambert, Louis Markovich, and Richard Gil- more. Morton, not relinquishing their name for having the leading scorer in Rush County, came through again this year. Tim Brown scored 398 points for the season to lead all county players. Second Team The Morton Kits, due to lack of experi- ence, completed their season with 4 wins and 14 loses. They gained invaluable experience which will be of benefit in years to come. County Tournament ORTON drew Manilla in the first game of the Rush County tourney. Morton quick- ly disposed of its first opponent to earn the right to play Saturday afternoon by a score of 64-34. On Saturday afternoon Morton play- ed New Salem in a tight game winning by only three points. The final score read Morton 50, New Salem 47. Saturday night came and Morton played a tough Milroy team, but as the gun sounded ending the game Morton was leading by nine points. The score was Morton 50, Milroy 41. Tim Brown of Morton led all county scoring with fifty six points. Sectional Tournament ORTON drew Arlington in its first game in the Sectional tourney. It was a tough game and Morton came out winning by a score of 75-64. Morton played New Salem in its second game of the tourney and won by a score of 59-58, after coming from ten points behind at the half. Then came Saturday night and the final game with Rushville. The game was hard fought down to the final gun. When the game was over, Rushville was leading by a score of 79-59, thus depriving.the Tigers of winning their second Sectional title. Yell Leaders Vera Foster, Anita Smith, Enas Krivanek, Marita Carter Second Team Kneeling: David Goins, Student Manager, Reginald Stone, Jerry King, Eugene Campbell, Norman Goins, John Hull, Lanny Hogard, l'hilip Spencer, James Brower, and Clarence Draper, Student Manager. Standing: Mr. Stepancevich, Assistant Coach, Charles Moore, Arthur Seaver, Charles Bragg, Raymond Stone, Thomas Jordan, Carl Gilmore, Robert Craft, James Draper, and Mr. Brewer, Coach. Freshmen Basketball Kneeling: Fred Searcy, Robert Dooley, Frank Oldham, Vernon Grubbs, Joe McDermitt, Richard Bragg, and Frank Strother. Standing: David Goins, Student Manager, Clifford McDermitt, William Paige, Donald Dawson, Arnold Bell, Melvin Whitesell, Frank Lewis, and Mr. Stepancevich, Coach. Track Row one: William Jordan, Jerry King, and David Goins. Row two: Norman Goins, Robert Dooley, Robelt Rupp, James Draper, Richard Bragg, Earl Lambert, Ronnie Irwin, Clifford McDermitt, Joe McDermitt, James Brower, and Lanny Bogard. Row three: Philip Spencer, Thomas Sage, William Glass, Charles Ketchum, Ernest Minton, James Hart, Tim Brown, Melvin Whitesell, Charles Bragg, Albert Harrington, and Mr. Eder, Coach. Row four: Frank Strother, Eugene Bartholic, Louis Markovich, Thomas Jordan, George Long, George Wheeler, Carl Gilmore, John Glessner, Edward Smith, and Clarence Draper. HEN COACH Eder issued the call for track practice this spring, forty boys turned out for the track squad. Lettermen re- turning from last year's Conference Champ- ions were: Tim Brown, Ronnie Irwin, Charles Ketchum, George Long, Louis Markovich, Ed Smith, Clarence Draper, James Hart, Robert Rupp, and George Wheeler. These boys formed the nucleus of the Morton track team throughout the season. The Tigers opened the track season April 5, with a triangular meet against Carthage and Milroy. Morton got off to a fast start, winning every event except the 440 yard dash. The Tigers then proceeded to win two meets plus the conference, and lost just two, one by disqualification. Morton played host to New Castle and Morristown on April 12. Morton and New Castle were the more powerful teams in the meet, as Morristown could not keep the pace set by the two clubs. New Castle won the meet with the Tigers coming in second. On April 15, the Tigers contested Kni- ghtstown and Centerville. Again Morton's strength and depth was too much for the opponents, and the Tigers won the meet with ease. The Tigers entertained Middletown and Spiceland on April 19. The 880 yard relay was run with the outcome of the meet decid- ing the winner of the meet. Morton won the 880 relay, but was disqualified, permitting Middletown to win the meet with Spiceland second, and Morton third. On April 26, Morton journeyed to Brook- ville for a dual meet. The Tigers strength was the big factor in the meet, and the Tigers returned home victorious. April 29, Morton played host to the visiting conference schools. The meet was a tough test for all the teams that participated. The Tigers won all the way, and won their fourth consecutive'title. The closest rival was Middletown, 'who had 55 points to Morton's WM. Season Records Varsity Basketball Record Freshmen Basketball Record MORTON . . . 61 Mays. . . MORTON . . . 46 Pendleton . . Morton . . . 48 MILROY. . . Morton . . . 49 K-TOWN . . MORTON . . . 59 Manilla . . MORTON . . . 63 Raleigh . . . MORTON . . . 64 Spiceland . . MORTON . . . 47 Middletown . . MORTON . . . 65 Arlington . . COUNTY TOURNEY MORTON . . . 64 Manilla . . MORTON . . . 50 New Salem . . MORTON . . .50 Milroy . . . Morton .... 53 NEW SALEM . Morton .... 51 MORRISTOWN MORTON . . . 63 Brookville . . Morton .... 38 KIRKLIN . . MORTON . . . 76 Farmland . . MORTON . . . 64 Carthage . . Morton .... 54 UNION CITY . Morton .... 55 WALDRON . MORTON . . . 73 Cambridge City SECTIONAL TOURNEY MORTON . . . 75 Arlington . . MORTON . . . 59 New Salem . . Morton .... 59 RUSHVILLE . Second Team Record Morton .... 13 MAYS . . . Morton . . 28 PENDLETON Morton . . . 30 MILROY . . Morton .... 31 K-TOWN . . MORTON . . . 49 Manilla . . MORTON . . . 35 Raleigh . . . MORTON . . . 31 Spiceland . . Morton .... 36 MIDDLETOWN Morton . . . 38 ARLINGTON. Morton . . . 41 NEW SALEM. Morton . . . 26 MORRISTOWN Morton . . . 31 BROOKVILLE Morton . .32 KIRKLIN . . Morton . . 50 FARMLAND . Morton . . . 42 CARTHAGE' . MORTON . . . 42 Union City . . Morton . . . 19 WALDRON . Morton . . 41 CAMBRIDGE C. . Morton .... 18 MORTON . . . 52 Morton .... 18 FRESHMEN MORTON . . . 49 Morton . . . 35 Morton . . . 30 MORTON . . . 44 MORTON . . . 52 Morton . . . 40 CAMBRIDGE' C. . 33 Hagerstown . . 20 MIDDLETOWN . 29 TOURNEY Milroy . . . ,. 27 MORRISTOWN . 37 MILROY . . . 55 Cambridge City . 18 Morristown . . 30 HAGERSTOWN . 48 Varsity Football Record Morton .... 0 MORTON . . . 40 MORTON . . . 39 MORTON . . . 21 MORTON . . . 44 MORTON . . . 38 Morton . . . 7 Morton .... 19 KIRKLIN . . . 6 Edinburg . . . 0 Brookville . . . 7 Alexandria . . . 9 Cambridge City . 6 Hagerstown . . 0 BEECH GROVE . 12 ROYERTON . . 41 Freshmen Football Record MORTON . . .14 MORTON . . . 6 Hagerstown . . 0 CAMBRIDGE C.. 6 Track Record MORTON . Milroy . . Carthage . . NEW CASTLE Morton . . . Morristown . . MORTON . Centerville. . Knightstown . MIDDLETOWN Spiceland . . Morton . . . MORTON . . Brookville. . . . 109 . . 23143 . . 2114 . . .764 . . .59M4, . .25M, . .9114 . .49 . ..1614 .. ..56 .. .50 . ..49 . .8314 . .4714 Dancing UR ANNUAL Dance Revue was held May 10 and 11. Approximately 50 students particapated in the Dance Revue besides the dance band and vocal groups. There were various tap, ballet, and acrobat routines. Our instructor, Mrs. Barbara Willoughby from Indianapolis, came once a week to give lessons to the students. HE BAND, as in past years, played a HE HIGH School Dance Band, like the Band Row one: George Long, Raymond Stone, Reginald Stone, Richard Bragg, Jack Darling, Samuel Frye, Charles Weaver, Donald Dawson, Ralph Curtis, and Thomas Jordan. Row two: Earle Hull, Lanny Bogard, Kenneth Rich, George Smith, Jerry Knight, Donald Bragdon, David Goins, Eugene Bartholic, Robert Craft, and Mr. Byers, Director. Row three: James Hart, Frank Strother, James Smith, David Leth, John Markovich, Charles Glaze, Earl Lambert, and Ronnie Irwin. Row four: Ernest Minton, Kenneth Crague, Larry Rupp, Howard Bragdon, William Tuttle, Charles Ketchum, James Williams, and Philip Spencer. Band Dance Band very important part in the life of Morton Memorial High School. Under the competent direction of Mr. Walter Byers, the band engaged in an active program during the school year. In the fall it was the State Fair and the State Marching Contest. During the winter it was high school pep rallies, and in the spring the program wrote finis with a Greenfield con- cert and the State Concert Band Audition. The band received a second division rating in the state Concert Band Audition. The task of replacing seven graduating senior members has fallen to twelve am- bitious new members of the band from the lower grades. band, is under the able direction of Mr. Walter Byers. Consisting of advanced members of the band who are interested in dance music or possibly playing in a professional dance orchestra, the dance band supplies very en- joyable entertainment for school dances and other recreational activities. It also provides music for the group dances that are featured in the Dance Revue, Legion Day, and many other programs. The music of the Dance Band has become one of the more popular ingredients in the over-all high school program. Choir Row one: Mrs. Gabbutt, Director, Mary K. Harris, Betty Craft, Marie Scoles, Charlene Flint, Naomi Askin, Gladys Hamilton, Ruth Strother, Doris Holbrook, Gloria Dickison, Sandra Curtis, Jewell Riggs, and Miss Druhot, Director. Row two: Coroline Douglass, Anita Smith, Patricia Stephens, Lulabelle Billman, Vera Foster, Carmen Harbert, Sharon Lovett, Margaret Napier, Marita Carter, and Mildred Oldham. Row three: Florence Leth, Carolyn Browning, Marilyn Browning, Sandra Miller, Martha Hamilton, Evelyn Smith, Enas Krivanek, Diana Bragdon, and Beverly Mullen. Row four: Fred Weaver, William Glass, Kenneth Rich, Vernon Grubbs, Thomas Jordan, Ronnie Irwin, Gary Dooley, Charles Ketchum, Robert Craft, Arthur Seaver, and Edward Smith. Row five: Philip Spencer, Thomas Brown, Charles Bragg, George Long, James Williams, Earl Lambert, Howard Bragdon, Joseph McDermitt, and William Henisa. Choir NDER THE direction of Mrs. Louise Gabbutt and Miss Delana Druhot, the school choir is one of the most active groups in the school. They present an impressive Easter Can- tata on Easter Sunday. A Christmas Cantata is always enjoyable as a highlight of the Christmas season. The fifty members of the choir are heard each Sunday as part of the religious service held in the Chapel. The choir participated in the Annual Spring Choral Festival, and was awarded a first place rating in the State Music Contest held at Centerville, April 2. Boys' Chorus ORTON Memorial School organized a Boys' Chorus in September, 1952. Since this time the chorus has increased their num- ber and their activities. Under the direction of Miss Delana Dru- hot, the Boys' Chorus has entertained Green- field High School, Indiana School Mens Club fPrincipals and Superintendents of Indiana Schoolsj in Indianapolis at the Claypool Hotel. They presented programs for Home- coming, Legion Day, and G. A. R. Day. They also entered the Annual District Contest held at Centerville on April 2, where they were awarded a First Division Rating. Boys' Chorus Row om-: lllifiric Scolus, Avn'0inpaiiisl,, Robert Dooley, Larry Rupp, Jerry Blair, Frank Oldham, Ilavirl Krivam-li, William Jorrlan, Albert, llarrington, James Brower, William Henisa, and Miss llruhot, Diren-tor. Row two: -IHINUSlll'2ll1Ul',ll0VVZll'll lll'2lf,.L'll0l1,l,l1ll-l5SDOIlI'P1', .lamvs Smith, llavirl Leith, Kenneth Rich, i'lifl'ord Mv- llvrniiti, lirm-st lVIint,on, :xml John lVlorolan1l. Row thrvv: flll2ll'll'S Riagg, John Markovicli, lic-nm-lli Craguv, Kegrinalil Stone, Frank Strother, Eiigrviie l'ainplnvll, Arthur S1-avvr, and l'ILi1,EL-iw I-lartholic. llow f'oni: l"ri-,l Wi-av.-r, William Glasv, Thomas .lor lan, Tim Brown, James xVllli2ll1lS. Gvomre Long, liomiiv lrwin, Q,:irl li2ll1llM'l'l, Cliailvs Kvtmhuni, lflilwarml Smith, ancl Robert Craft. Dance Band Row onoc Ruth Strothvr, Doris Holbrook, Rohcrt Craft, Georg'e Long, Eugene Bartholic, David Goins, Raymond Stomi, Rcprinalil Stone. and Thomas Jordan. Row two: Marie Scolos, James Hart, David Leth, Frank Strother, Earl Lambert, and Ronnie Irwin. Row tlirec: Eiwwst Minton, Larry Rupp, anal lVIr. Byers, Director. Clubs 44-I Club NE OF the lalest clubs on the campus is the 4-H Club. Junior and Senior high school girls wishing to participate in 4-H are selected by the Junior and Adult Leaders. The adult leaders, Mrs. Guyatt and Mrs. Stoten, plan the meetings with the Junior leaders. Each meeting consists of a business meeting, demonstrations, recreation, and re- National Honor Society THE QUALITIES a student must have to be elected into the Honor Society are: courage, scholarship, leadership, and service. The National Honor Society promotes leader- ship, desire to render service, creates enthu- siasm, and develops character. Members of the National Honor Society are elected from the Junior and Senior classes. The Society is sponsored by Mrs. Strick- land and Mr. McCullom, and at the present time its members are: George Long, Sandra Miller, Ruth Strother, Tom Jordan, Robert Craft, and Mary Ann Weatherbee. flip? 5 ...-.- av'x 4 . freshments. Each girl exhibits her projects on Achieve- ment Day, which was held April 29. There are awards on the projects along with modeling demonstrations, and many other awards. Art Club ART CLUB was organized in 1951. There are two Art Clubs: Boys Art Club and the Girls Art Club. Both are under the in- struction of Miss Velma Knowles. Some of the media in which the students have worked are: painting in water color, oils and tempera, drawing with chalk, crayons, and charcoal. There has been ceramic work and leather craft also. At the end of the school year there is an art exhibit. Grade school as well as high school students participate in this exhibit. Dramatics TWO PLAYS were presented during the year by the students of Morton The Christmas play was presented Christmas Eve under the direction of Mr. Vernon B. Craig. The name of the play was "Why the Chimes Rang". The cast consisted of Joan Bell, Jerry King, Tom Jordan, David Goins, Ruth Strother, Charles Ketchum, San- dra Miller, Ernie Minton, James Draper, Charlene Flint, Ronnie Irwin, and James Williams. The Senior Class of 1955 presented, "State Fair," at Lincoln Hall, Thursday, April 21. Again Mr. Craig directed the play. The cast consisted of Tim Brown, Joan Bell, Ron- nie Irwin, Sandra Miller, Richard Paige, Char- les Ketchum, Ruth Strother, Marita Carter, Earl Lambert, Marie Scoles, and Vincent Schuesler. Inside Classrooms 923 -Q. . N ' ' x l A NYU EUUUUUN I .,, um muon 'sms -ii. Q K , s Trades 5 MMM 1 ' sz Division Life 5-ef Girls' Divisions ACH DIVISION of girls lives together like a large family and is supervised by a governess. Television, games, magazines, and books help the student pass many hours in their division. Each girl has her own duties to perform in keeping the division clean. Boys' Divisions HERE are from twenty to twenty-three boys in a division. They are placed in a division by grade. In charge of a division is a governess, or governor and governess. The boys have a group life. Spare time is taken care of by television, playing cards, listening to records or radio. Recreation All Around Activities UNDER the direction of Mr. Fred Wright, the recreational director, the students of the Home have enjoyed an enlarged and socialized recreational program designed to meet the needs of a large group of boys and girls. The many activities centering around Townhall and the Student Store simulate closely the social activities of students living in their own communities and schools. In Townhall we also find a dancing room, game room, billiard room, and of course the old gym. Many of our clubs are also connected with the recreational program. Many outdoor recreational activities are made available to the students such as: the hay-ride, sledding, skating, ball games, hikes, camping trips to the Home Camp, weiner roasts, swimming, boating, fishing, playground sports and many educational and social clubs. A number of special parties and dances are held throughout the school year. Dances are held on Christmas, New Years and Valen- tines Day. The big dance of the year, of course, is the J unior-Senior Prom. The Prom was held on May 19 this year. M ovies NCE a week movies are shown at Lincoln Hall for the enjoyment of everyone. The younger children attend on Saturday after- noon. Movies of all kinds are rented by the recreational director. For the Senior High boys and girls there is a date-night to which the boys take their girl friend. Recreation Student Council N DER the direction of Mr. Fred Wright, the student council supervises many of the activities that go on here. They help on the parties and dances that are enjoyed by everyone. The Council members take care of the Halloween party each year which takes much time and effort. They also fit all of the students with proper Halloween outfits. They also help take care of the children going to the Shrine Circus in Indianapolis. Mem- bers of the Student Council are: Marita Car- ter, Joan Bell, Lulubelle Billman, Mary Kay Harris, Vera Foster, Sandra Curtis, Mary Ann Weatherbee, Joan Weatherbee, Pat Stephens, Sharon Warner, Enas Krivanek, Martha Hamilton, Beverly Mullen, Sandy Miller, Mary Corbin, Judy Cole, Earl Lam- bert, George Long, Joe Jack, Jerry King, Melvin Whitesell, James Draper, Frank Strother, and Richard Bragg. Townhall TOWNHALL is the center of social activity on our campus. Here the students ply basketball, dance and skate. There is a danc- ing room where all of the students dance and sit with their boy friend or girl friend. After ball games and other activities the townhall is kept open and we celebrate our victory. When we won the County basketball tournament, everyone waited until the team got back and then celebrated the victory there. Student Store THE STORE is located in the townhall. Here students can get anything from a milkshake to a tube of toothpaste and mar- bles. On Tuesdays after school the store is open for the grades below six. Tuesday nights during townhall the store is open for Junior and Senior High students. On Satur- day the store is open for everyone in the morning and afternoon. The store is under the direction of Mr. Fred Wright and Mr. Frank Feigl. They keep the store supplied with the things that it needs. The girls that work in Student Store are: Rosemary Ketchum, Sandra Curtis, Judy Cole, Marita Carter, Mary Ann Weatherbee, and Frances Smith. Home Camp THE HOME CAMP, which is located about five miles out of Carthage, is a very pop- ular place in the summer. Under the direction of Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, the camp was kept in very good condition. The children are assigned to a bunk house. Here they can enjoy themselves be- fore going to bed. Behind the bunkhouses there is a place to swim and fish. All around the camp there is a big woods in which the students play. There is a very modern kitchen beside the bunkhouses where the students eat their meals. Located in this house there is a special room to play cards and also watch television. Religion and Medical Care Religion A REGULAR Sunday School and religious service are part of the religious life of the students at Morton. Reverand Brown, of the Friends Church in Kennard, conducts the service each Sunday afternoon in the Chapel. The Protestant students in the Junior and Senior classes are privileged to attend Sunday morning services at one of the churches in Knightstown, and the Catholic students may attend Mass at the Catholic Church. Mr. Wright, the recreational director, supervises these services. Medical Care ITH A wonderful hospital and a very capable doctor and staff of nurses, the students are given the best of medical care. Doctor Wiatt and Mrs. Collins are in charge of the hospital. Cuts, bruises, stomach ache, and other minor ailments are taken care of at the hospital. The more serious patients are taken to Indianapolis for treatment. ' .foxy 1 C 4 ,ul ' U, , a 6R'c 4 x 1 :J f s v - YK QV.':'A5.'l-E ,Y QE. E T l X 5 el' 'l Q, if-,fy ru 7 A. vp A r 1 4 9 S cf'-f-fa.. f I E O N -sl D- Il..,E3"l,...x5 U ,,l' U.,, American Legion and Auxiliary A-N ORGANIZATION that shows interest in the institution is the American Legion. Indiana is divided into eleven districts, and each of these districts has its Legion and Auxiliary Posts. These organizations sponsor the divisions, and each student has his own sponsor. These people have done much to make the holidays and every day a little more "homey" for the students. The Home Committee furnishes money for many recreational facilities and activities which would not otherwise be had. The individual sponsors of the students send them gifts on their birthday, Easter, Christmas, Valentine Day, and many other holidays. A gala day for everybody is had on Legion Day. Many forms of enter- tainment are provided for the students as well as adequate spending money. At graduation the Legion and Auxiliary provide a number of scholar- ships for some of the graduates planning further education. DelcofRemy N DECEMBER 19, 1954 a group of people, the Delco-Remy Night Owls by name, visited the Home. The students saw a wonderful variety show. After the show, Santa Claus walked into the gym. He then set about seeing the students, especially the little ones. The students were given such wonderful gifts as dolls, basketballs, pens, billfolds, and identification bracelets. After the gifts were distributed, the students were all given a treat. Then the students went home to think of the Christmas to come. Calendar of Highlights AUGUST 30 . . SEPTEMBER 12 . SEPTEMBER 18-19 OCTOBER 20 . . OCTOBER 31 . . DECEMBER 18 . DECEMBER 19 . . DECEMBER 19 . DECEMBER 24 . DECEMBER 25 . DECEMBER 31 . . . . . SCHOOL STARTED . . AMERICAN LEGION DAY . . . . .HOMECOMING . . ANNUAL HAYRIDE . . . . . . HALLOWEEN PARTY SENIOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP . . . . . .CHRISTMAS CANTATA . DELCO-REMY PARTY . . CHRISTMAS PLAY . . . .CHRISTMAS DANCE . . . NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE JANUARY 13-14-15 . . . . COUNTY TOURNEY CCHAMPSJ FEBRUARY 24-25-26 . . ..... SECTIONAL TOURNEY APRIL 2 ..... . . BAND AND CHORAL CONTEST APRIL 10 . . APRIL 20-21 . . APRIL 29 . . APRIL 29 . . MAY 1-2-3 . . MAY 10-11 . . MAY 15 . . MAY 16 . . MAY 17 . . MAY 19 . . MAY 21 . . MAY 30 . . JUNE 3 . . . . . . . EASTER SERVICES . SENIOR CLASS PLAY . . . . ACHIEVEMENT DAY . . CONFERENCE TRACK MEET . . . . . . SENIOR TRIP . . DANCE REVUE . . BACCALAUREATE . . SENIOR DINNER . . . . .AWARD DAY . JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM . . COMMENCEMENT . . MEMORIAL DAY . . SCHOOL'S OUT Retrospect S taff Editor .... . . George Long Associate Editor . . . . Ruth Strother Copy Editor . . . . . Arthur Smith Organization Editor ...... Ronnie Irwin Senior Editors . . . Tim Brown, Frances Smith Sports .... Richard Gilmore, Kenneth Crague Louis Markovich Calendar . . . . Sandra Miller Faculty Editor . . . . . Arthur Smith Faculty Sponors . . . Mr. Robert Raisor Mr. Jules Elzey Printing Staff Howard Bragdon Robert Craft George Wheeler Ronnie Irwin George Long Tom Jordan Richard Bragg David Goins Earle Hull David Leth John Markovich George Smith Philip Spencer Reginald Stone Autographs Acknowledgments Printing The Printing Department Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home Knightstown. Photography Henley Studios, Knightstown. Engravings StatTord Engraving Company, Indianapolis Binding Sentinel Printing Inc., Indianapolis.

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