Mount Pleasant High School - Derrick Yearbook (Mount Pleasant, MI)

 - Class of 1955

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etoicfe (2o tte tt6 Dedication 2 School Life 4 Seniors 7 Underclassmen 32 Sports 49 Organizations 65 Faculty 85 Advertisements 89 These initials were for thirty years the familiar trademark of our beloved late principal, Mr. Louis Charles Wendt. This trademark was feared by some, anticipated by others, and respected by all. Mr. Wendt was a very rabid fan of all Oiler teams, giving preference to baseball, the favorite of his own school days. When not boosting the Oilers or working at school, he could most likely be found exercising his green thumb in his back yard. He loved to watch things grow, whether plants or humans. Jud, as he was known to the students, was very active in the city. He was a member of Kiwanis and was honored last year for perfect attendance over an eighteen year stretch. It is with great appreciation of things received of Mr. Wendt, that we dedicate the 1955 Derrick to him. f p Se6 o£ The magic of the camera records people, places, and events familiar to us all . . . study hall, Rhythm Ramblers, Bunny Hop, mixers, and clean- up. 4fy Through the years we go to games, get dressed up, and satisfy our appetites, but this year there were some new twists. The Board of Education footed the bill for our bus trips to away basketball games; the Bermuda shorts craze among boys and girls raised eye- brows and cuffs; homemade punch, cake, and cookies were served at parties. pa%e AO ict The ' 55 Derrick . . . based upon the many memories of the school year . . . put together for the purpose of bring- ing back those memories in later years. Your first day in school . . . just a scared kid out of seventh grade. The time you got called into the principal ' s of- fice for throwing snow- balls. The six notes you got from that cute blonde that lockers across the hall. The hilarious shouts of victory . . . the bitter gloom of defeat at the athletic arenas. The time you almost blew the north wall off the chemistry lab. The test that felt like an F when you were writing it. The small brown peanut you had to push the length of the lower hall with your nose to get into that club with all the wheels . . . and how surprised you were when you found out it was worth it. Your first Y-Teen Prom. Your last Senior Prom. Graduation. When the events of your high school days grow dim and appear to drop out of focus, the MPHS yearbook staff hopes you can refresh your memory by leafing through the pages of the 1955 Derrick and there find the friends who shared . . . and helped make the start of a memory. 7 t6e Se U t BONNIE PHILLIPS President NANCY MUMFORD Secretary PAT ARCHEY Vice President BETTE GILL Treasurer £$£ Sc i e 1 A Ttteettony P io h , Sate , T najecU . . . 76 t ? o£ 7{ 6ic6 Where do you find the prettiest girls on the arms of the best- dressed young men? Why, the annual Senior Prom, of course. Mt. Pleasant is no exception when our young couples arrive at Keeler Union ballroom for the last big formal. 7?te HO Ue 4ne TfCcute There is nothing quite like being a high school senior. In years to come you will look back on all your hard work and think of all the fun you had doing it. This year the seniors earned money for their trip by sponsoring a chili dinner and selling Christmas trees at the Pixie lot. They huddled about heaters between sales, netted $650. On the annual Government Day, kids swarmed through " Mayor " Jerry Child ' s office in their roles as com- missioners, firemen, police, and reporters. „ HI head is » Ke . ,. lire ' s a raa° in l V ,. Modem Dance 1. 4. ,A n l YT .. ,. Dramatics ° ; „, Council 1. .. Girls ' Ba U sle.baU Vsst . Eduor PATRICIA J. ARCHEY " One of the reasons why Gen- tlemen Prefer Blondes. " Student Council 3,4, Social Committee Chairman, Vice President 3; Choir 2,3,4; Mod- ern Dance 1,2; G.A.A. 2; Y- Teens 2,3,4, Treasurer 3; Intramural 1,2,3,4; Baseball Queen 3; Homecoming Queen 4. TW «r Z? S " npowd„ r -f a e but 9 „ ONG Su npowd -., Dut sq - horary 1- Y t ' ' " J een s J. aca y °- do ° ' t kn EAY S S„ j ,Ua,n ted. ' tQOw hi 4; V, Editor arsi ty 4. 3as eball 4, ' UQcil Club get 2; F -F.A. . Uub 3 ,- ' • • 2,3, J ' 2 .3,4; MONNA JOYCE BASS " There is more in me than you know. " (Transfer from Redford High School, Detroit, Michigan.) Choir 4; Dramatics Club 2; Future Nurses 2. RICHARD E. BEAN " Look out, world! Here I come. Camera Club 1. SHARRON BOURLAND " Late hours aren ' t good for one, but they ' re all right for two. " G.A.A. 1; Y-Teens 2,3,4, Sec- retary 4. 10 ' OnVy ROBERT ELI BUGBEE " Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow. " Football 3; Golf 1,2,3,4; Var- sity Club 2,3,4. oV? ED hosJ Ul T L RD Te " oi S 3 4 aste tbaii a? F °° - %S •. DURWARD R. CARRIER (Transfer from Weidman Rural School) " To be a gentleman, farm, and raise my hat. " F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Freshman Class Treasurer. GERALD D. CHILDS " If there isn ' t a circus, start one yourself. " Football Mgr. 1; Basketball Mgr. 3; Baseball Mgr. 3. DAVID COHOON ' Don ' t study until you ' re called on to recite. " 11 AT RIGHT: Rev. Cutler, Mr. Graham, Rev. Molyneaux, and Supt. LeCronier, beforehand. Se U4 UU4C to 6ic f ?t 7lfr «t T M4M afternoon, in which they could do whatever they wanted. Several went shopping or to shows. After dinner back at the hotel, there was another tour which went through China- town. There, many people bought hats and souvenirs to take home. That night was much calmer, as fat as the lake was concerned, and they finally got to have their boat party. The next morning the boat docked in Holland and there the students waited for the buses that brought them back home to Mt. Pleasant. Seasickness was the pre- dominant factor of this year ' s senior trip. The first night of the trip, spent on a boat on Lake Michigan between Hol- land, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois was one of the roughest the captain and his crew had seen for a long time. There was to be a boat party that night, but so few were able to attend that it had to be post- poned. Breakfast the next morning found many of the passengers unable to eat. There were sight- seeing tours the next day which took in the Museum of Science and Industry, one of the most in- teresting sights of the day. Lunch was at the Congress Hotel. Then there was a free ' »IW-i! " " SS 3. 4 : I.2.5. 4 ' V latiamutal 3 ' Country 5. " K0 NNY r s anc E e, but I „oul in i JUDITH ANN COX " Happy, Clever, full of fun — she has a smile for every- one. " Student Council 1; Sophomore Class Secretary; Dramatics Club 1,2,3,4, Vice President 4; Thespians 3,4; Co-op 4, Vice President 4; Ushers Club 2,3, 4; Y-Teens 2,3,4, Intramural 2, 3,4; Vocational Secretary 4. r?Wr4 j Study MAfEs s tud, Pr SJ, boots ii ear n anvrk anyth Jn £ fro m " ector 0..1. ' «Oir ; , , Sno P 2 3 ub 1 2- u 2 p .3,4. »■«. Wachi n ■ but ?Ct fb 8el a Co «ay. ii uncij Pd 3,4; Rations o, • " " i ' fee ' jftfM , W jgji " « Jw t . EILEEN LUCILLE DAVID " June meant the middle aisle — in more ways than one. " Co-op 4; F.H.A. 1; Future Nurses 12; Vice President 2. 14 PAUL EUGENE DEAN (Transfer from Midland High School) " He knows a lot, but to know all is his goal. " Intramural 1,2; Stude 3. JOANN DETWILER " Her hair brings out her high- lights. " Class Treasurer 2; Band 1,2,3, 4, Secretary 3, Treasurer 4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Dance Band 1,2,3,4; G.A.A. 1; Ushers Club 2,3,4, Secretary 4; Y- Teens 2,3,4; Intramural 2,3,4. cietatV Came ? Cl . T eens 4 3; Secte ' Band 3. q f, x. Ushers - lu Office Sect 4; LOREN ELDRED " Only three great men are living — I ' m one and I forgot the other two. " Band 1,2,3,4; Dance Band 1,2; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; Hi-Y 2,4, Secretary 4; Projector 1,2, President 2; Varsity Club 2,3, 4; Cross Country 2,3,4; Bas- ketball 3,4; Track 2,3,4. ;, 4 . footb a jj j ott nere. " CONSTANCE JEM-JK smile, . ,i i. lots of style. 11(4 , Treas. 4. Student Council i. u 2 v4, CUss Treas. 1, de n Dramaucs 2,3, d U 1 Dance 1.2, f [ amural 1,2,5. Teens Z,5. • 4 4 . Office Sec. ■ Student Com,. , , . Court J ud 4 . A3.4; Stud S Choir 12 t ' r ass V °- V. p r „„ V ' 3 ' Treas, Va none — ent v - Pres. 3; Hi-Y football ll 3 V l rs »y Ciub 34 2 ' 3.4; Baseball 4 ] ft ' ' t x » ' » J, 4. CAROL ANN FISHER " I ' ll do something sensational yet. " Co-op 4; Library 3; Y-Teens 3,4. WILLIAM E. FITZGERALD " His only magic was being Fitz. " Choir 2,3,4; Dramatics 2,3,4; Thespians 3,4; Debate 4; Camera Club 4, Vice President 4; Library 1; Citizenship Es- say 2nd, 3, I Speak for Democ- racy 2nd 3; 1st 4. NANCY JEAN FLEMING " Be the job large or small, she does it well or not at all. " Student Council 3,4; Asst. Sec. 3, Sec. 4; Class Treas. 1; Choir 2,3,4; Modern Dance 1,2; Y- Teens 2,3,4; Intramural 1,2,3.4; Stude 3. 15 One hundred forty one seniors attended the first stage of their graduation, Baccalaureate, June 5, in the high school auditorium. Following the opening prayer, the choir sang " Incline Thine Ear " and " Oh My God, Our Help in Ages Past. " A fine sermon was then given by Rev. G. Edgar Schade of the West Side Tabernacle Church. 16 1£e6e ' i4 (4,, 0ne 4efra4Ht tutd — ' Tftt? tee 4 u?eC When the curtain opened on the senior play, April 4, the audience stepped into a living room back of a general store in Cayenne, French Guiana. There they laughed at the antics of three convicts (above) who kept shop, cooked, " balanced " the books, paired up lovers, and even disposed of a villain. Directed by Miss Gwen Loveday, " My Three Angels " is shown in rehearsal at right. ■ And here ' s the cast after taking their curtain calls. Standing: Gary Mullet, Loren Eldred, and Dave Randolph as the three convicts, Sylvia Wendrow as Mme. Parole, and Bill Fitzgerald as Henri Trochard. Seated: Sandra Howard as Emilie Ducotel, Paul Dean as Felix Ducotel, and Connie Erler as their daughter, Marie Louise. Butch Thorpe played Paul, and Milton Marks was the Navy lieutenant. 17 H u„u 1.2,3,4. i ia Teon is F 4 ° B a stetb a U 1,2.3. . 4. WARREN L. FOLTZ " It ' s not what you do, it ' s what you get away with that counts. " Varsity Club 2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Derrick 4; Stude 4. Student rv aii V rsi4 2 T 4 " l Choi, 3 4 £ ase L OaJ] 3 4 1 ' 3 ' 4; Tr acic 3 £ fasebaii di Ten nis 4- , , ' 4 ' 1954. Pia Ver D f tn t ' CMC rear t6e Sty T tce? " Her smile „ s o pleasing- G.A-A- V Student Counc aroUtal 2 , 3 . Y-Teens ,3 • •H% C J4VN E . o rward a f, a rd abouf o Band J W-y 4: ' hh A Life Ba d 2 4 V° U -; D «-- .3,4,. BETTY EMOGENE GIBSON " You couldn ' t call her bash- ful. " 18 DONALD P. GILL " It seems to me he ' s always glad — in truth, why should a senior be sad? " Student Council 2; Football 1,2; Baseball 2,4. BETTE JEAN GILL (Transfer from Sacred Heart) " She is willing to be con- vinced, but where is the one who can do it? " Student Council 1; Class Treas. 4; Dramatics Club 2, 3; Thespians 3; Y-Teens 2, 3,4; Stude 3; Office Sec. 3. NCY LOU GOLDBECKEK no better it GAIL KAY GOODWIN " Either I will find a way or make one. " Student Council 3; Band 1,2, 3,4; Pep Band 1,2,3,4; De- bate 3; Ushers 2,3,4, Pres- ident 4; Co-op 4, Secretary 4; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Intramural 2, 3,4. act s Jit„ e a n ane-i lever ° De too k and lnt ' arn ura j I 3- J ' Te as i - . » Co-op 3_ »«• WCHARD J; OKAf caB . t • I know a Wt think °{ it- " A AYE n SJri 5 a nati c worth ■ R4F Pia ns Y " Club 2 h° ni °g. " xe ens 2 a ( 4; Cn. ,3 ' 4 ; Stu de f ? JERRY LYNN GRAHAM " He came, he saw, and he ' s still looking around. " Co-op 1; Projectors Club 1; Varsity Club 1,2,3; Cross Country 1,2,3; Track 1,2,3,4. ROY F. GRAHAM " To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first. " Co-op 4. HELEN ROSEANNE GREER " A careful student — careful not to do too much. " Dramatics Club 1; Modern Dance 1; F.H.A. 1, President 1; Library 2. 19 Student ° CtoS s - u ROBERT G. HAGGART " In his classes he ' s a bash- ful sort, but out with the fellows a right good sport. " F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Vice Pres- ident 4. s iollty H AlG HT an , d « ' ! T ' so °d-n een , .« ' .2. 1 U; yj ed, s At tend aat f " ' comi- ng " A friend ot to none. y-Teens i. ' ' ' °ut thp ' SOf netim„ u b °tl ? ' st of S a o- 2. MARILYN JUDITH HARLESS " She was made for happy thoughts. " Co-op 4; F.H.A. 1; Y-Teens 2. 20 JOHN A. HANSON (Transfer from Houghton High School, Houghton, Michigan) " Life on the stage didn ' t harm me — now I ' m playing my part in the Army. " Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 2,3; Dramatics Club 2,3,4; Thes- pians 3,4; Debate 3,4. JUDITH ANDREA HALL " Here is a prize in charm and knowledge. " Student Council 3, Conces- sions Chairman; Dramatics Club 2,4; Thespians 4; Ushers 2,3,4, Vice President 3; Y- Teens 2,3,4, President 4; Office Secretary 4. ANM1S I " , w as vety ' had • • • she «« ba A. Y-teens ■»- " " Silence " e any 006 " SANDRA ELIZABETH HOWARD " An excellent scholar always ready for fun, never content till her work is done. " Student Council 2,3,4, Pres- ident 4; Class President 3; Choir 3,4; Dramatics 1,2,3,4; Thespians 3,4; Y- Teens 2,3, 4; Intramural 1,2,3,4; Salu- tatorian 4. : 1 am. ' Footbal] 3; Ba- HOLE w,[ ty as ebalJ 2,3,4. m USic „ Wj thout r „ Bzr rr ve A A. I. 2 ' Co-op 4 . ORVAL HUTCHINSON " I ' m all right as long as I ' m not disturbed. " F.F.A. 1,2,3,4; Co-op 4. PHIL A. JOHNSTON " He ' s neither a bookworm nor a social hound, but he s a good fellow to have around. " Band 1,2,3; Varsity Club 3; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 2,3,4; Base- ball 1. JOHN E. JOHNSTON " No task too tremendous, no duty too small. " Class Vice President 1; Camera Club 1; Projector Club 1,2; Baseball 3,4. 21 n K T " ' o " I ' m , " ot look. " ROBERT K. KENDALL (Transfer from Smithfield High School, Smithfield, W. Va.) " Don ' t let his innocent looks deceive you. " Student Council 2,3; Class President 3; Band 4. Ba i2 aJ 3 7 yt °f e. ' . arefr nJ ee °s 2- , ' 4: Debate 4 ° " 1Ce S ecre ' 4 — I 3,4; ' s4£tex School? KATHRVN e a happy- y ,. Cad. " 1 V CO-OP 4, j nt Council i. " -. Student £. Teen s 3, - Library • " A , LAr RY j , £ £ p a -° ' °p 3,1 p u « ' 1 ' M X Ort».L i. _- c day. " 6 " ine Co-op ? ; 6 P 3 ' 4; foo tbaii 2 JOANN X. LYON " Ready to split her sides with laughter. " Choir 1,2,3,4; Y- Teens 2,3,4. 22 S DONALD O. LOVEJOY " Where joy and duty clash, let duty go to smash. " Dramatics Club 4; Varsity Club 2,3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1, 2,3,4; Stude 4. DON JAMES MACHUTA " Clever men are good, but they are not the best. " Choir 1; Co-op 4; F.F.A. 2,3; Basketball 2. . U ' S not work « it ' s cornea. Machine Shop 3,4- " it " Quiet. ,, , s °T Office Secretary • LESLIE McFADDEN (Transfer from Saginaw High School, Saginaw, Michigan — Also attended Alma High School, Alma, Michigan) " You should have seen me when I was a kid. " Student Council 1,2; Band 1, 2,3; Pep Band 1,2,3; Choir 4; Boys ' Chorus 2; Hi-Y 2,3,4; Pep Squad 2,3; Projector Club 1,2,3; Varsity Club 3; Chapel Committee 3; Golf 2, 3; Derrick Adv. Mgr. 4; Stude Adv. Mgr. 4. 76 4e Owelty ' Pttotte , e sad _ .™ a e can ' . MARKEITH ANN MOSES " She does her part with a willing hand. " Choir 2,3,4; F.H.A. 2; G.A. A. 1; Library 3. NANCY MOSS " Essence of sweetness, model of neatness. " Co-op 4; F.H.A. 2; G.A.A. 1; Library 3. ROBERT MOSS " Silent, quiet, easy going — one who ' s really worth your knowing. " Golf 2,4. 23 CY MOMFORD ouWf be t 1 n 6 lt g ° od ;;; iy 4-, V-Teeos Class Secretary dant 3, Derrick 4, GARY M. MULLET (Transfer from Port Huron High School, Port Huron, Michigan) " A scholar and popular man, he always does the best he can. " Student Council 3; Class President 1; Dramatics Club 4; Camera Club 1; Co-op 4; Projectors Club 1; Varsity Club 3; Tennis 2,3; Wolverine Boys State 3; Co-Valedictorian r - Va 2 Tx ity Qub . 2 ' 3 ' 4 - Tract M «l»Ii ' J i4. l ■ V 7 BOB NAGV . og to -He stays UP - ti n g — {Vnd wa V s 2- Student F .F.A- u ' J A - NICKS don ' r JifcTl stu yin» k wh « :! to ii the t f ' t ut I Student V ° W - teac " ers uc Councii 2,1. DONALD R. OAKS " He is gentle, he is shy, but there is mischief in his eye. " Choir 1,4; Dramatics 3; F.F. A. 2,3,4; Intramural 1,3,4. 24 BARBARA O ' BRIEN " I ' m no angel but I ' m happy. " NORMAN V. ONSTOTT " The world ' s greatest men have not commonly been its greatest scholars. " Co-op 4; F.F.A. 2,3,4; Sentinel 4. PETER DUANJ C srssr — oty ; g£ is « y° u make " Co-op 3- s - c ni i; ushets BONNIE M. PHILLIPS " To us she gave laughter and her jest. " Student Council 4; Class President 4, Secretary 1; Choir 2,3,4; Madrigals 2,3,4; Dramatics Club 2; Modern Dance 1,2; Secretary 2; Future Nurses 2; G.A.A. 1; Y- Teens 2,3,4; Intramural 1,2,3,4; Stude 3; Wolverine Girls State 3; Office Secretary 3,4. 7 TVottdenfrd n ec .Tr « : e uo i ' 164ft : dl f c ° ?» .dSi? - 1 2 3 Track ' h ?° ss CoJ Wien an d ° ' ' .2,3. E. TOM PETERS " School spoils the whole day. " Camera Club 1; Journalism 1; Football 1, Mgr. 1; Basketball Mgr. 1; School Photographer 2. THOMAS JOHN PETERSEN " I could go a long way in the world if I knew which way to go. " DON PALMER " You ' re only young Football 1,2,3,4. 25 TAME aks, P1EKCE SALLEY V b ehaves, " She speaks shou Yd acts J Co-oP and ust EDWARD LLOYD PITTS " Never estimate what ' s in a quiet man. " F.F.A. 3. a Robert . 3,4, p e cii 4. £ ' " ds.» cs ' aent 4 r, A. p 76o4e Dte ded " A " ue m° a content. F.H-A- V " Oh; Dav;d T7, e R DOLp w StudeT e lf e , Ciufc 2 , Couacij ty PAUL RODRIGUEZ " I stand on the brink of my career. Will someone please push me off? " Choir 1,2,3,4; Varsity Club 4; Football 1,2,4. 26 SHARON LEE SANBACK " Peppy and full of fun, fine company for everyone. " Dramatics Club 4; G.A.A. 2; Ushers 3; Modern Dance 2; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Stude 4; Der- rick 4. PAUL CILFORD SCHADE " A star in our games, a star in our classes, he ' s also the star of all our classes. " Student Council 4; Choir 1,2, 3,4; Madrigals 4; Varsity Club 4; Football 4; Basketball 3,4; Baseball 1; Intramural 2,3. CHARLES E. SCRIBNER " Who ' s the greatest man in the world, and why am I? " Co-op 3,4; Varsity Club 2,3, 4; Basketball 1; Tennis 1,2, 3,4; Intramural 2,3. Choir 2.i ' s fefe School Choir f° d thi °8? " t0 ° fflu JAYNICE JOANNE STAVELEY " Exception to the rule of haste makes waste. " J I ROBERT J. STINSON " Many great men are dying, and I don ' t feel so good my- self. " Student Council 1,4; Varsity Club 4; Football 1,2; Base- ball 1; Golf 2,3,4; Stude Ed- itor 4; Derrick 4. GERALD S. STOKES " A star? Well, he ' s always out nights. " 27 r- El««.l 1 T p fC Band i. ' ' ' - 2 ' 3 I 4; Ushers 4. Band li » J ! Varsity ° Bask etbaU 1.2.3! 1 , 3,4. DARRELL P. THORPE " The difficult I do immedi- ately — the impossible takes a little longer. " Student Council 4; Student Court Prosecuting Attorney 4; Class President 2; Dra- matics 4; Hi-Y 4; Varsity Club 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Basketball 1,2,3,4; Track 1, 2,3,4. " VhJ° i NN TAY LOR Then 1 N ° m M in h e f :h e Ae ' r " e v e , ; ' r ' r ? ens 2 3 4i " Vl get D £ N Tl ET Z time? here ' f you ■ Varsf- _. k y ° U « me 2j £ « afi z SHELBY JEAN TORPEY ' Call me at sunrise, but don ' t let the sun rise too early. " FRANCES MARIE TREVISIOL " The best of life is none too good for her. " Band 1,2,3,4; Pep Band 2,4; Ushers 4; Y- Teens 2,3,4. GLORIA LEE TULLY " Quiet like the calm before the storm. " Choir 2,3,4; Library 2; Ushers 2,3. 28 Chou 1,2,5. Ttack 2,3,1- Football Z,5 " ' WALTER D. UTTERBACK " He knows that football isn ' t the only place a good line is needed. " Student Council 1,4; Dramatics Club 4; Thespians 4; Pro- jectors Club 1,2,3; Varsity Club 1,2,3,4; Football 1,2,3, 4; Basketball 1,2,3; Track 1, 2,4; Intramural 4. 006 ac£ On 76e Petri tye • ' aturt ' Vde h« Class Tteas. Dance Band s .«P«»W V b a ER Tee ns 2. ' Tr «»»urer 4; y. " L l ' ? ' 3 d 1,2,3; MARJORIE LEA WAGNER " High school days have their delights, but they can ' t compare with high school nights. " Co-op 4; F.H.A. 1; G.A.A. 2; Library 2,4; Y- Teens 2. SYLVIA DIANNE WENDROW " Her achievements great, friends many. " Stu. Coun. 4; V. Pres. 4; Band 1,2,3,4; Drum Major 3,4; Drama. Club 1,2,3,4; Y- Teens 2,3,4; Intramural 2,3,4; D.A. R. Girl 4; Co- Valedictorian 4. HARRY WESLEY WELSH " He would be a ladies ' man if they would give him a chance. " Student Council 3,4; Varsity Club 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4; Baseball 1,4. 29 i j? 1 ?. " Can R. help. ' 11 ittesisu it the ble ' " B rls 3,4,. Varsity Track 4 Club BasketbaU Baseball 1,2,5. 2, Football 1,2,3,4; 4. " Pretty as - twice as swee- d Student Council A-A 1,2; 3; P e P , B Treasurer 3 " , V- (, ' shers 1.2A Tl aal ance Teens 2,), " » Club. MICHAEL J. WOODS " He was like a blotter — soaked it all in but got it all backwards. " Varsity Club 3,4; Football 1,2,3,4. 30 DONNA LEE WHITE " Mischief shines through her eyes. " Student Council 1,3,4; Choir 1,2,3,4, Council 3; Dramatics 2,3, Treasurer 3; G.A.A. 1; Homecoming Attendant 1; Baseball Attendant 3; Pep Squad 2,3,4; Y-Teens 2,3,4; Intramural 2,3,4; Stude 4; Der- rick 4; Office Secretary 4. 7Vtt6 7?Ce u»ue Band " and I 2 x .Co- ot i 4 A P eP Band that is 4; 2, f V-T° P4; G.A.A , " d U «irl s ; ' , ne fo " »s to " OD girls! " " Student Co mer ' «ht, ' ,3,4; J uacil , 4 . Va rsj V, Cou ncii 3. ,4 ' . doi, D a ' ,1) ' Ci ub , ' Hi-Y 4: uance C i ub 3. £3,4; Social J ' 4 ' ' °tr aD]Ura j Tracfc Z.2, ' JAMES R. WOODS " The line forms to the left, girls! " Student Council 2,3; Band 1; Hi-Y 4, Treasurer 4; Varsity Club 3,4; Football 2,3; Track 1,2,3,4; Intramural 3,4; Der- rick 4; Stude 4. MARJORIE HELEN WOJACK " She ' s not a rule breaker — just a mischief maker. " Co-op 4; F.H.A. 2. ff sa ' m ts ..LetsUeocebe Future s Y . Teefi s 2,3. Ushers 1.A3- l; " Ha ol - e GMO Nr ' eyes o biue. " Twenty-seven years of service as librarian and English teacher in this school came to a close this spring with the retirement of Miss Sadie Juliet Woodruff. In her years before coming to M.P.H.S. she attended the University of Michigan where she received her A.B., B.S., and M.A. degrees. She spent one summer at Columbia and one at North- western. While at Michigan Normal she got her Life Certificate. Her teaching career started in a rural school near her home town of Kendallville, Indiana. From the year 1928 with its 62 graduates till 1955 with 141, she has seen many students graduate. Miss Woodruff plans to go back to Kendall- ville to spend the rest of her life with her par- ents. The student body, faculty, and people will never forget the help she has given to them in her 26 years here. 31 t¥o ptec(Ao i6 ? 7fo o te t , . . 7 e (lc uo t ' PCcut " Dancing Silhouettes " was the theme given to the Junior Hop by President Doug Evett, Vice Presi- dent Phil House, Secretary Shirley Phillips, and Treasurer Lola Belle Stevens, shown here. ROW ONE: Nancy Albar, Joan Ambum, Francis Anderson, Larry Anderson, Dick Anspach, Ron Archer, Virginia Armstrong. ROW TWO: Tom Bacome, Diane Baker, Marian Beal, Kyler Bell, Jim Bess, Jean Blizzard, Faye Lou Brasington. ROW THREE: Carol Brewster, Larry Bristol, Brian Bronson, Larry Burgess, Bob Byron, Leo Caldwell, Donna Calkins. ROW FOUR: Joe Castillo, Phil Chipman, Judy Collins, Ruth Collins, Barb Coon, Delores Conkright, Pat Crane. ROW FIVE: Dan Cruz, Vera Cruz, Dick Dangler, Clarence David, Joe Davis, Bob Dawson, Jim Demski. § § f ■ Pu uo ROW ONE: Lloyd Dibble, Harriet Dowell, Barb Doyens, Dee Ann Drallette, Willie Epple, Betty Elkins, Bonnie Ervin. ROW TWO: Doug Evett, Betty Getchell, Bob Glover, Sharon Grace, Shirley Grace, Mona Lee Graham, Sally Grewe. ROW THREE: Lavina Griffin, Terry Hammond, Jane Harvey, Ellen Hayward, Duane Hazelton, Bill Hill, Ardith Hoover. ROW FOUR: Phillip House, Anna Hradel, Duane Huffman, Pat Huguelet, Bob James, David John, Mark Johnston. ROW FIVE: Bob Johnston, Milan Johnson; Mary Jones, Nancy Jones, Jo Klosow- ski, Connie Koppler, Gail Leonard. ROW SIX: Shirley Lewis, Louise Lidderdale, Lorraine Love, Janet Lovejoy, Lafern Lucas, Dick Lumbert, Tim Lynch. ROW SEVEN: Larry McBride, Mike McClintic, Jerry McFarlane, Betty Mahon, Frank Marcus, Ron Markel, John May berry. ROW EIGHT: George Miller, Dick Mogg, Don Moose, Sue Morrow, Helen Muterspaugh, Pat Nedele, Joyce Neff. ROW ONE: Carolyn Osborn, Harold Perkins, Doug Peters, Judy Peters, Jim Peterson, Shirley Phillips Helen Pishos. ROW TWO: Rosie Prior, Kay Ritchie, Barb Sailer, Charlene Sargent, Murray Schoen, Lavonna Seiter, Sally Serier. ROW THREE: Charlotte Shumaker, Scott Si- monds, Dan Slaughter, Don Smithgall, Ron Smithgall, Dick Stahl, Lily Ann Stegman. FOUR: Lola BelTe Stevens, Jim Stork, Pat Strang, Jackie Strong, Liz Sweeney Nancy Vad- nais, Shirley Van Orden. ROW FIVE: Pat Veit, Betty Bon Doloski Pam Wakefield Cecelia Watson, Sally Watson, Dee Ann Weller, Larry West. ROW SIX: Carol Wetzel, Chuck Williams, Garth Wiltse, Ray Zimmerman. tyu Uo 4- 76o4e Popular l A4 t ty Starfire stone class rings fascinate President Lynn Me- fort, Vice President Nan Wood- ruff, Secretary Lynn Detwiler, and Treasurer Nancy Bailey. The class ' novel float won second with its " We ' ve Got the Panthers Goin ' Around. " Safi4 2 ROW ONE: Sonja Abbey, Jim Adams, Kay Ashworth, Donna Austin, Nancy Bailey, Bernard Baldwin, Terry Batchelder. ROW TWO: Marvin Bellinger, Sidney Benaske, Kay Blizzard, Joann Bourland, Gene Bowers, Bill Brigham, Bill Brown. ROW THREE: Wilda Carrier, Pat Carson, David Childs, Beatrice Cluley, Leona Cook, Kay Crawford, Charles Crowley. ROW FOUR: Rachel Cruz, Mary Curtis, Allen Davis, Barb Davis, Darlene Davis, Virgil Davis, Deanna Deale. ROW FIVE: Larry Deckard, Elina Detwiler, Lynne Detwiler, Kay Dimit, Keith Dimit, Gary Dixon, Bill Donaldson. ROW SIX: Tom Donaldson, Larry Dunbar, Russ Durfee, Nancy Eismann, Shirley Elliott, Mark Epple, Elinor Faber. ROW SEVEN: Marilyn Fairchild, Dick Fate, Karen Fike, Roy Findley, Pat Fine, George Fischer, Charles Fitz- patrick. ROW EIGHT: Joe Fitzgerald, Jack Fluharty, Janet Fogelson, John Foltz, Jean Foust, Pat Frank, Barb Freer. So k£ i ROW ONE: Barb Freeze, Russ Gatten, Jean Gilbert, Brenda Gilpin, Pat Goldbecker, Carol Grace, Laura Grass. ROW TWO: Frank Griffith, Barb Groves - , Darrell Hadlock, Eileen Han- cock, Betty Hanlin, Jack Harkins, Danny Harless. ROW THREE: Dawn Harless, Denver Harless, Bob Harris, Ron Harris, Phil Harris, Sam Hart, Kaye Haskin. ROW FOUR: Mary Lou Haynes, Esther Hazelton, Carol Heinlein, Paul Heydenburg, Judy Hill, Jim Hilliard, Jean Hol- ley. ROW FIVE: Tom Horton, Barb Howe, Denny Howell, Nancy Imhoff, Junior Isaac, Pat Jarman, Bob Johnson. ROW SIX: Gary Johnson, Mark Johnston, David Jones, Lynn Jones, Yvonne Kahgegab, Ruth Kile, Horst Klisch. ROW SEVEN: Anna Knorr, Ray Kullman, Joan Lamb, Mary Lamont, Loraine Lampman, Lynn Larimer, Jack Little. ROW EIGHT: Bonnie Logic, Jack Long, Chester Lowery, June McDonald, Gene McAlester, Wilma McCament, Ron McCullough. Safr ul ROW ONE: Dave McGee, Sonja McGuirk, Dick McQueen, Dave Martin, Larry Mason, Dick Mead, Lynn Mefort. ROW TWO: Mike Merchand, Sherry Meredith, Sharon Merrill, Bonnie Met- calf, Kent Miller, Delores Morford, Irene Moreno. ROW THREE: Gail Morgan, Marilyn Morten, Janet Moss, Shelby Morrison, Dick Myers, Bob Neeland, Bob Neff. ROW FOUR: Emily Nel- son, Pat O ' Brien, Jim Orcutt, Don Parker, Mary Phillips, Denise Philo, Phyllis Prescott. ROW FIVE: Shari Price, Loretta Recker, Ann Render, Frank Rock, Pete Rodenbeck, Rosalie Rood, Ruth Sanders. ROW SIX: Collette Savage, Wayne Small, Joyce Smith, Phyllis Smith, Shirley Snider, Charles Spence, Betty Sponseller. ROW SEVEN: Don Staveley, Marilyn Stokes, Vera Strait, Dick Straka, Bill Thering, Skip Thorpe, Esther Todd. ROW EIGHT; Delia Torres, Wayne Tyler, Betty Updegraff, Bonnie Van Auker, Dean Verleger, Larry Vemon, Sharon Wagner. ROW ONE: Barb Ward, Lynn Waterworth, Mary Weaver, Dave Wender, Norman Wendrow, Jack Westbrook, Carol White. ROW TWO: Pat Whitney, Audney Wick- strom, Norman Williams, Sandra Williams, Mary Wilson, Bill Wood, Nancy Woodruff. ROW THREE: Peg Woods, Judy Wysong, Sharon Yeater, Loralee Nicks. S Xfi64 " Pcutc i fax t6e ?%o46 Punch and cookies made by classes of eighth and ninth graders were served in the cafeteria during the evening. Santa Claus handed out favors made by the Boys ' Per- sonal Living class and praised the decorations and program. Frosh officers Geoff Nelson, president; John Frisch, vice presi- dent; Lee Davis, secretary, and Joan Westbrook, treasurer, give a toast to the success of the eighth and ninth grade party, a pre-Christmas a ffair. ' piotd. ROW ONE: Norene Abbey, Charles Alfonzo, Donna Allen, Joe Allen, John Allison, Bob Bail- ey, Jerry Baird. ROW TWO: Carol Baker, Kathy Baldwin, Maria Barnes, Martin Bass, Jo Ann Beauchamp, Alan Block, Rudy Block. ROW THREE: Gary Boursaw, Dorothy Brewster, Karen Bronson, Judy Browning, Winifred Bums, Diane Cairns, Donna Cameron. ROW FOUR: Melvin Cameron, Richard Campbell, Vivian Cashen, Lupe Castillo, Mary Chamberlain, Liz Clabuesch, Eunice Coellner. ROW FIVE: Dennis Coffell, Marilyn Cole, Bob Coldwell, Bill Cook, Carol Coppens, Jane Counterman, Lucy Cruz. ROW SIX: Elinor Cutler, Gary Dangler, Lee Davis, Norma Davis, Marilyn Dawson, Dawn Detwiler, Vernon Dingman. ROW SEVEN: Loretta Don- ald, Al Dowell, Bob Downing, Ethel Ducommon, Linda Eber, Robert Elkins, Iva Emery. ROW EIGHT: Larry Elvin, Stu Evett, Gary Farr, Alva Findley, Mike Fish, Samuel Fisher, Bonnie Foltz. pX04 ROW ONE: Connie Freer, John Frisch, Mary Fugate, Don Fuller, Lance Fuller, Jim Funnell, Bonnie Gannon. ROW TWO: Leona Gates, John Getchell, Patsy Getchell, Bob Gilbert, Julie Gorthie, Martha Griffin, Tom Griffin. ROW THREE: Carole Grimm, Donna Guthrie, David Hale, Barbara Hanel, Marion Harless, Sue Harris, Bonnie Harvey. ROW FOUR: Bob Hayward, Mary Lou Hazelton, Tony Heintz, Jeri Hickman, Willie Hinzman, Gary House, Dick Hovey. ROW FIVE: Pat Howe, Dudley Hoyt, Lisle Hunter, Lavonna Hutchins, Click Irvin, Sue Jack- son, Gloria Jacobs. ROW SIX: Roberta Jacobs, Jane Jiminez, Sue Joslin, Nancy Kalis, Sue Kelly, John Kennedy, Lee Kennett. ROW SEVEN: Kay Knight, Connie Kreiner, Betty Kull- man, Bernard Lamoreaux, Jack Lampman, Judy Landon, Jo Lennox. ROW EIGHT: Cathy Lezan, Pat Little, Jo Ann Livingston, Dale Long, Bob Lovejoy, Larry Lumbert, Janet Lynch. ' P ' um i ROW ONE: Sandy Lyons, Bob MacArthur, Marilyn MacGregor, Peg McBride, Martha McCament, Ray McDonald, Peg McNemey. ROW TWO: Kenny McWilliams, Dick Machuta, Jerry Malish, Eva Marks, Allan Marshall, Bonnie Martin, Dick Martin. ROW THREE: Marilyn Martin, Glenda Merrill, Sharon Metcalf, Joyce Miller, Vin Miller, Doris Mills, Jim Morford. ROW FOUR: Larry Morgenstern, Murray Morrison, Carolyn M yers, Maxine Myers, Les Nail, Ilene Neff, Geoff Nel- son. ROW FIVE: Nina Offill, Russ Otterbine, Marilyn Palmer, Rita Palmer, Virginia Pearsall, Phil Peters, William Peters. ROW SIX: Henry Pety, Shirley Phillips, Sandra Power, Herbert Praay, Stan Renner, Don Richards, Mary Lou Rodriguez. ROW SEVEN: Cora Ruegsegger, Paula Sagamall, Judy Sargent, Shirley Sawade, Virginia Sawade, Mary Schade, Evelyn Schi- mantowski. ROW EIGHT: Gary Schmidt, Evert Sheldon, Jacldyn Shoe, Eugene Sickels, George Smith, Larry Smith, Tom Smith. " PtOtA. ROW ONE: Sue Sponseller, Duane Stahl, Mary Stewart, Larry Stinson, Margaret Sweeney, Leon Switzer, Linda Switzer. ROW TWO: Helen Thering, Roger Trevisiol, Elouise Torpey, Chum Utterbaclc, Milan Van Orden, Eddy Walker, Ron Watson. ROW THREE: Pat Weaver, Nancy Wender, Joan Westbrook, Dick Wiley, Dick Williams, Mary Wilson, Leon Wiltse. ROW FOUR: Marlene Winters, Ruth Ann Wixson, Kennylou Wold, Winston Wood, Eddie Wright, Marvin Young, Lavonna Hutchins. S ?6t6 ( xaden £«tjoy P anode z td " Patty Eighth graders made a hit with their elabor- ate homecoming float, a crepe paper design featuring an outline of the State of Michigan. Later they greeted Santa Claus at the eighth and ninth grade party. Pictured with the old gent are President Caroline Merrill, Vice Presi- dent Betty Bowers, Secretary Hope Conway, and Treasurer Roger Rahl. £ty£t6. ROW ONE: Trudy Adams, Bob Allen, Cathy Allen, Roger Anderson, Steve Anderson, Don Anthony, Lloyd Atkinson. ROW TWO: Mary Ann Backus, Ruth Ann Bailey, Tom Baily, Juleen Bass, Francis Bell, Karyl Bennett, Eddie Bissett. ROW THREE: Jim Blizzard, Betty Bow- ers, Anita Brenner, Jack Brewster, Janice Brien, Shirley Brown, Ron Bucher. ROW FOUR: Sharon Buckley, Robert Calkins, Billey Carney, Sylvia Carson, Lenny Cashen, Mike Claus, Bud Coldwell. ROW FIVE: Sharren Coldwell, Ruth Ann Collins, Hope Conaway, Lela Cook, Nancy Coon, Sandra Dale, Barbara Darling. ROW SIX: Ray Davis, Francis Deming, Bonnie Denton, Mickey Dingman, Jim Duddles, Eva Earnest, Lavona Eaton. ROW SEVEN: Martin Elliot, Buddy Emery, Ida Emery, Marsha Fair, Robert Fairchild, Margarete Feathers, Marlene Field. ROW EIGHT: Eric Filson, Barbara Findley, Betty Fitchett, Dorothy Foreman, Lyle Ford, Reva Gannon, Wilma Gannon. £ty t£ ROW ONE: Ken Gerhardt, June Gibson, Terry Gill, Janet Glass, Norma Gregg, Doug Hansen, Joan Harless. ROW TWO: Garey Harvey, Mary Lou Heintz, Sharon Horton, Sandra Hostutler, Roger Hughes, Helen Jackson, Beth Johnson. ROW THREE: Robert Johnson, Kay Jones, Loraine Kahl, Donna Kegg, Gene Kemp, Tom Kirkconnell, Peter Knapp. ROW FOUR: Ben Knipe, Kay Krapohl, Ace Kraus, Kay Laidley, Sharon Lentz, Freddie Lickert, Tony Lopez. ROW FIVE: Madelon Lorentson, Pat Lovejoy, Leroy Lower, Mike Lynch, Bob McAlester, Gerald McDonald, Kenneth McQueen. ROW SIX: Mary Mah on, Barbara Merrifield, Caroline Merrill, Sue Middlesworth, Don Miller, Carolyn Moore, Gary Moose. ROW SEVEN: Rachel Moreno, Gayle Mortensen, Mary Moss, Peter Moutsatson, Connie Mullett, Bob Mumford, Ronnie Mumy. ROW EIGHT: Adverna Nolan, Bob Onstott, Danny Opdycke, Dixie Opdycke, Gary Pack- er, John Palmer, Dan Paullin. St?6t6 ROW ONE: David Peterson, Wilma Prescott, Ricky Price, Roy Quezada, Roger Rahl, Diana Rich, Judy Robison. ROW TWO: Beulah Ruegsegger, Roger Sheets, Alex Sleight, Marion Smith, Polly Joy Smith, Judy Snyder, Robert Stahl. ROW THREE: Mary Lou Stevens, Darlene Taylor, Gary Taylor, Sarah Torres, Carol Truhler, John Truhler, Herb Utterback. ROW FOUR: Linda Utterbaclc, Donna Van Horn, Sharla Walton, Carl Weller, Judy Westbroolc, Connie Witte- kind, Joyce Wood. ROW FIVE: Robert Wood, Tom Woodruff, Jim Yost, Jack Young, Elton Bellinger. fi JQ ( k H h O fl High school ' s fun, these eighth grade homemaking girls decide as they mod- el clothes designed and created in class. It ' s fun, too, to join the audience and watch the others. I I a jTRDNGER nation VOTE YE5 One of the most controversial issues in modern Mt. Pleasant times ended Nov. 23, 1954, as the city ' s citizens voted to erect a new high school. In four previous attempts, the proposal was de- feated at the polls. The fifth ballot carried by a surprisingly decisive 2-1 margin. Out of 2348 votes cast, 1513 were for the new school. Nega- tives numbered 835. The new school is being built on the south- west site, which received 1447 of the votes cast for the building ' s location. Bonds secured in the amount of $1,500,000 will probably be paid off in 14 years. In campaigning for the school, civic groups openly gave support. Full page ads listing hun- dreds of boosters were run in the Daily Times- News by the businessmen of Mt. Pleasant. A number of articles entitled " Your Schools " were also run. A film strip, " So Many Children " , showing actual classroom conditions in the city ' s schools pointed out the real need for more space. Even the students got in on the act. The day before the clinching vote, a parade consisting of the high school band, college band, and floats made by high school students made its way through downtown Mt. Pleasant. Marching high school and elementary students carried posters urging a " Yes " vote for better education. Perhaps one reason why the bond issue was not passed on an earlier ballot was the arguing on the choice of sites. This situation prompted one man to say that " If we haggle over sites, we ' ll never get a school. We need a new school no matter where it ' s built. " A victory dance was held at the MPHS gym the night following the fifth ballot. Mr. John Wiley, assistant principal, rang the bell atop the present high school at 10 o ' clock in honor of our late principal, L. C. Wendt. Mr. Wendt vowed that he would personally climb up and ring it if we ever got a new school. So the building that was but a year ago just a dream to students, faculty, and civic-mi.ided citizens, is now rising skyward. The new school . . . a monument to those who fought for it . . . an institution to prepare tomorrow ' s citizens for tomorrow ' s world. % },.-■■ £ ' - -fv kwi V2ri The 13th Annual Homecoming at Mt. Pleasant High School was a glamorous four days of Father and Son Banquet, snake dance, bonfire and pep rally, homecoming parade, thrilling game, and dances. On the night following the Father and Son dinner, a great snake dance was led by MPHS cheerleaders from the high school through the city to Island Park, where a huge bonfire gave a spirit of excitement running throughout the student body and faculty . . . Pat Archey and her court in an array of pastel-colored formals highlighted the parade Friday afternoon. The princesses were Elizabeth Sweeney, junior; Sandra Williams, sophomore; Margaret Sweeney, freshman; and Gayle Mortensen, eighth grader. Constructed by the seniors, their float was a creation made by stuffing thousands of pink, yellow, and white dinner napkins into a chicken wire frame. Leading the procession was the high school band in their new blue and white uniforms . . . The rivalry between MPHS and Alma ' s Panthers provided excitement for the Homecoming game itself. Sveny 7H «t £«t Swty ! ? . Ending the ' 53 season as Class B State Champs in football, the ' 54 Oilers began right where they had left off. With a winning streak of eight straight to improve on, they won six in a row and had a two year record of 14 consecutive victories. Before their letdown, they had held the top spot in virtually all the ratings. Despite their two losses at the closing of the season, the Oilers were still able to roll up 165 points compared to their opponents ' 40. Proof of their defensive power is shown by the scores of the other teams as Mt. Pleasant held them to an average of five points a game. Along with some of the misery of the ' 54 season there were also many highlights. One of the brightest moments for the Oilers was the East Lansing game when Bud Foltz returned the second-half kickoff 74 yards for the Oilers ' second TD of the evening. Another time at Cadillac it was Foltz again, this time with an intercepted pass good for an 80 yard six pointer. The Ludington game also proved to have some thrills. This was the game when junior halfback Terry Hammond scored three TD ' s, one of which came on an exciting 75 yard run. Although there weren ' t any terrifically long runs for the Oilers in the Big Rapids game, it was thrill after thrill, mostly supplied by Roger Frayre ' s consistent gains on end sweeps. There were bad memories connected with the ' 54 season, the worst being the loss of ace quarterback Jerry Wiley because of a knee injury. Also unforgettable is the Saginaw St. Andrew ' s game when the Figgmen lost five of five fumbles. Despit e their league loss to Manistee, the Oilers were still able to tie for first in the confer- ence. Along with this honor, four individuals were placed on the All-Conference first team. These were guard Ted Foley, center Butch Thorpe, fullback Mike Sweeney, and tackle Dave Randolph. Guard Wesley Welsh and Bill Finch were named to the second team. Sweeney and Thorpe were also named to numerous All-State teams, and Foley and Randolph received honor- able mention. :.0 MPHS 27 East Lansing MPHS 25 Bay City St. Joseph ' s MPHS 41 Ludington 7 MPHS 27 Cadillac MPHS 26 Alma 6 MPHS 13 Big Rapids 6 MPHS 6 Saginaw St. Andrew ' s 14 MPHS Manistee 7 ■ - Under the watchful eye of Coach Fred Goodell, the Wildcats compiled an impressive record of 4 wins and 2 losses. Both of the defeats came from Class A teams Midland and Bay City Handy. The Cats, whose home site is Fancher Field, were hand- icapped by their lack of size. The line was where size was lacking and they had to depend on their speed and aggressiveness. The backs who were Phil Harris, Jack Long, and Ray Kullman were also very fast and should bol- ster the varsity backfield next year. A real coming team. That is the freshman squad, coached by Tom Dezelsky. This year they compiled the best freshman record in the school history, racking up a perfect record of 6 wins. The squad should boast many more wins before their graduation. They have the size and speed for a highly respected team. With such standout players as linemen Click Ervin and Eddie Walker along with a backfield of Hank Pety, Bob Lovejoy, Geoff Nelson and Larry Stinson they are a team that should gather in many more victories in the future. 52 The Wildcat cheerleaders were behind their team one hundred per cent this year. They are (left to right) Nancy Woodruff, Jean Foust, Carol White, and Barb Ward. These four kept the fans together sup- porting their Wildcat gridders at Fancher field and their junior varsity basketball squad at their home games in the field-house. They were smartly outfitted in navy corduroy skirts with navy and gold varsity sweaters. The Wildcat cheerleading squad was developing for varsity just as their team was. s The ' 55 cross country team finished out the season as they placed twelfth in the State meet. Although it was not a particularly high finish, the team had only one senior and the chances for improvement next year are good. In the conference meet, Coach Calvin Miller ' s boys placed second and in the regional meet they also took runner-up honors. In both meets it was Alma whom they trailed. Pacing this year ' s squad was senior Loren Eldred who took first place in the regional and conference and placed seventh at the State meet. 53 Oder i t T£u ute Tifr Spot i t 71 7?l (?o t£ ie tce s4 ut Tftove ta 2uante%- ?i taC fa, State 7owut4Une tt4 For the second straight year the Oiler cagers managed to lose only three games during the entire season. In conference competition it was the same old story with the local squad again runner- up to Ludington. In regular season play the Oilers ' only two defeats came at the hands of the Ludington Orioles. In tournaments the Oilers really went on the rampage. Theydefeated Big Rapidsin theDistrict Finals andelimi- nated a powerful West Branch five in the Regional Finals. This game was probably the highlight of the season as the Oilers ran completely over the West Branch five who had seen only one previous defeat during the season. In the quarterfinals theproblem of not hittingproved fatal and the Oilers were eliminated by the powerful Negaunee squad. Individual honors were bestowed upon Bud Foltz, Jerry Wiley, and Mike Sweeney as all three were named to the All-Conference squad. Sweeney was also named on one of the Detroit Free Press All-State teams. MPHS OPPONENTS 67 St. Johns 40 58 Alma 49 56 Cadillac 45 73 Cass City 49 61 Manistee 33 67 Big Rapids 49 45 Ludington 63 71 Clare 51 61 Cadillac 45 66 Alma Mt. Clemens 48 70 St. Mary ' s 43 68 Manistee 54 69 Ionia 50 61 Big Rapids 59 66 St. Johns 63 61 Ludington 75 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT 59 Clare 51 60 Big Rapids 52 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT 79 Petoskey 71 82 West Branch QUARTERFINALS 50 46 Negaunee 64 O t6e Tt ay Tlfr Great things are expected in future years from Coach Figg ' s ' 54-55 freshman basketball team. In an unprecedented move, the Wild- kitten ' s complete starting five composed of forwards Larry Stinson and Jerry Hick- man, center Willie Hinzman, and guards Hank Pety and Eddie Walker were moved up to the second team at midseason. These five boys led the frosh cagers down a path of nine straight victories paved by lop- sided scores before their prom otion. After they left, the remaining cagers split in their final four games, losing two by close margins to hang up an impressive ll- wins and 2-losses mark for the season. Coach Figg points with pride to the fact that every player on his 16 man squad saw action in every game. In January three strings of frosh beat Clare into submission, setting a school scoring record at Pullen gym. Final score: . Mt. Pleasant 85 - Clare 27. Working together for the first time in their beginning careers as basketball men at MPHS, the eighth graders won all six of their games with out-of-town opponents. Champions of the Big Rapids Tournament and fin- ishing second in the City eighth grade league played on Saturdays, Coach Al Drath ' s team should provide strength in coming years for Mt. Pleasant. Performing before the varsity basketball games, the Mt. Pleasant Wildcat squad failed to break even, which was sort of a rarity. Posting 7 wins and 9 defeats, Coach Lornie Kerr ' s J.V. ' s gained ex- perience for the future, when they will carry the Oiler colors into battle on the hardwood court. 1 ictony ?V A Stoned Scf 4(i Dick Wood ' s noonhour basketball team raced through the regular season and post season tournament undefeated, except for two exhibition losses to the faculty, on their way to the noon- hour championship. An all-star team picked from the remaining five teams in the league edged Wood ' s squad 24- 22 in the All-Star game which attracted wide student interest. Wood ' s team placed two men on the All-Noon Hour basketball team: Bill Epple and Dick Wood. Other players making the honor squad were Dan Buckley, Phil Chipman and Paul Heyden- burg. The six-team league was made up of Mayberry ' s team, Chipman ' s team, Stahl ' s team, Mc- Farlane ' s team, Randolph ' s team, and the champs, Wood ' s team. Squads this year had only the name of their team captains for titles. Varsity cagers Bud Foltz and Butch Thorpe refereed all noon hour contests. Attendance at most noon hour games was low as spectators watched from the balcony overlooking the gym. Coaches pictured with some of their recently won trophies are, from left to right; Bobb Ward- rop, athletic director, basketball and golf; Bill Figg, head football, freshman basketball, and reserve baseball; Al Drath, football and assistant track; David Gover, tennis; Cal Miller, cross country, and Fred Goodell, reserve football and track. Missing when the picture was taken was Lornie Kerr, football, reserve basketball, and baseball. 57 Spu t? 7e H 7Vt t 7t 7?t M t6 For Coach Fred Goodell ' s thinclads the ' 55 season was very profita ble. Starting with a win in the big in- door meet they went on to win all their dual meets and sweep the conference and regional. Led by Dave Myers, state 220 champion, and hurdler Jerry Wiley, they captured fourth place at the state meet. Besides the team ' s fine overall showing they ac- counted for the breaking of four school records. Myers broke the 440 record, tied the century mark, and ran anchor on the record-breaking 880 relay team. Jerry Wiley also cracked the low hurdle record. {3 J» g { J ■ ■ - - - v V ' The ' 55 tennis team was more deserving than its record of six wins and five losses showed. Behind the coaching of Dave Gover, the Oilers won the conference championship for the first time. They had champs in both the singles — Chuck Scribner — and doubles — Mike Sweeney and Roger Frayre. In the regional the racketmen wound up second behind a powerful East Lansing group. Sweeney and Scribner were regional doubles champs and went to the state semi-finals. This fine showing enabled the team to tie for an overall fourth at state. Graduation saw Coach Gover ' s top three leave. Oiler golfers stroked their way through the ' 55 season with the best record of any MPHS golf team, winning nine of ten dual meets against one loss to strong " A " Midland. Led by Tom Horton with an 80 and and Gene McAlester with 78, they took runners-up honors in the regional meet May 14 at the local club. A long-hitting sophomore, Mac claimed medalist honors. The following Saturday at Kalamazoo, Coach Bobb Wardrop ' s shotmakers stumbled to a disappointing tenth in the state championship. They did hold to- gether to win the conference meet at Manistee. Scores soared as the golfers battled the tremendous wind off Lake Michigan. During the season two rounds of 76 by McAlester and Horton set new school records. C ■vmt 7Ve S uve Ofid oyettvi Adding pep to MPHS sports activities are the varsity cheerleaders and the Varsity Club. Cheering their team on to victory although many times they doubted if the weather would permit, the cheerleaders went to every game of the season. The six girls were Donna White and Connie Erler, seniors; Dee Ann Drallette, Liz Sweeney, and Sue Morrow, juniors, and Sharon Merrill, sophomore. Senior letter winners leaving MPHS are, from left to right: Loren Eldred, Paul Rodriguez, Dave Myers, Bob Updegraff, Mike Woods, Dave Randolph, Bill Finch, Harley Ayris, Jerry Childs, Dick Wood, Paul Schade, Jerry Wiley, Don Lovejoy, Roger Frayre, Milton Marks. Returning lettermen are, left to right: Bob Bugbee, Don Moose, Frank Marcus, Brian Bronson, Dan Cruz, Mur- ray Schoen, Mike Mc- Clintic, Tony Heintz, Terry Hammond, Doug Evett, Skip Thorpe, Larry Anderson, Gene Mc- Alester, and Athletic Director Bobb Wardrop. 60 Second Basketball Champs ers A very active club this year, the Girls ' Athletic Association has had two intramural playdays, one at Midland and one at the Central Michigan College Fieldhouse. The club has played basketball, speed- ball, volleyball, and Softball, and they have bowled at the Chippewa Bowling Lanes. The club officers were: President, Markeith Moses; Vice President, Liz Sweeney; Treasurer, LaFern Lucas, and Secretary, Betty Elkins. The club adviser was Miss Vera Williams. Girls Noonhour Basketball Champs Tops in Volleyball 61 Sate xM etUH 7{ i«t4, ' JavitaUatuzt owwttUKettt The Mt. Pleasant Oilers again this year showed diamond strength through the area with a 12-2 tally. Coach Lornie Kerr ' s men dropped games only to Midland and Big Rapids. Winners of their own invita- tional tournament, Mt. Pleasant knocked off West Branch and Gladwin to reach the finals and defeat Bay City St. Stan ' s. Kerr lost Roger Frayre, Bud Foltz, Bill Finch, Butch Thorpe, Dave Hole, Wesley Welsh, and Harley Ayris through graduation. WILLIE EPPLE JIM DEMSKI JOE CASTILLO BILL FINCH WESLEY WELSH ROGER FRAYRE DAVE HOLE ED ROBERTS -9 HARLEY AYRIS JACK LONG : % BUD FOLTZ Jl , DICK FATE LI - " v 1 r m t MARK EPPLE RAY KULLMAN BOB JOHNSON, MGR. m COACH LORNIE KERR Under the direction of Bill Figg, the ' 55 Wild- cats compiled a record of six wins, five losses. Those players showing the most promise for the Varsity squad next year are Dudley Hoyt, Larry Stinson, Jerry Hickman, Wayne Tyler, Stu Evett, and Dick Wand and. Reigning over the Mt. Pleasant Invitational were Queen Donna White (center), Connie Erler (left), and Janet Grace. BETTY GETCHELL AND DICK WOOD Cherry Pie Baking Winners SYLVIA WENDROW D.A.R. Girl ,4t TfCP S SYLVIA WENDROW AND SANDRA HOWARD Co-Valedictorian and Salutatorian GAY EDMONDS AND MRS. FREDDIE SIMONDS Homemaker of Tomorrow Award CONNIE MULLET March of Dimes Girl WILLIAM FITZGERALD ' I Speak for Democracy ' ' Winner 64 70e Si u? Oct (?lu 4 7 n c4e . . The Student Council, headed by President Sandra Howard, had a full year with selling over 500 activity tickets, their 13th annual homecoming, the assembly program, organizing bus trips to the games, " Up " and " Down " stairways, a plaque for boys who gave their lives in World War II, and other projects. Lending a hand to President Sandy were Sylvia Wendrow, vice-president; Nancy Fleming, secretary; Connie Erler, treasurer, and advisers Mrs. May Lance and Mr. John Wiley. The biggest proj- ect of the year was the establishment of the Student Court. Student auucit £4frUttt 6e4 a Student ount The Student Court was the Student Council ' s most ambitious project in several years. The purpose of the court is to try cases in which students break school rules, to punish such stu- dents, and to enforce the rules. Typical cases were fights in the halls or classrooms, misconduct in the cafeteria, and one case of a boy knocking a girl down. The court has met with the students ' approval. Bill Finch was voted judge, assisted by Carol Brewster as assistant judge, Butch Thorpe as prosecuting attorney, and Jo Elliott as clerk. 66 Ok 76e g u tci£ TOP: Eighth grade representatives CENTER: Ninth and tenth councilites BOTTOM: Juniors and seniors on council 7i e S fi e4 ed Ou 4etve . . . " Gramercy Ghost " was selected by the Dramatics Club to be presented to the public at the beginning of the year. The club then elected as their officers Sue Morrow, president; Judy Cox, vice president; Carolyn Osborn, secretary, and Pam Wakefield, treasurer. To increase the treasury, the club had sales after school and sponsored mixers. At the weekly meetings the members saw demonstrations on how to apply make- up for various characters, the handling of stage equip- ment, and student directing. In April the actors presented an all-school assembly consisting of two one-act plays. One called " Ladies of the Mop " was entered in the one-act festival at Central Michigan College in the spring. , , , t t tyiecteefiautt The Thespians, a dramatics honor society, initiated six new members into the club this year. To be in the club a per- son must have ten points which are obtained through the Dra- matics Club work. Thespians work hand in hand with the club and help with their plays. Mr. David Gover ' s five new debaters had a very unsuccess- ful year. With little experience, they met Tawas Area, Big Rapids, Ionia, and Gladwin. The team debated eight times and lost them all. They also participated in the State League. " No Room in the Inn " was the one-act play pre- sented by the Y- Teens at the Christmas assembly just before vacation. In to the story of a woman and her daughter who had no place to spend Christmas Eve were woven carols and the Christmas spirit. The MPHS band, sporting their beautiful new uni- forms, played for numerous football games and finished it off in fine style with their homecoming parade and halftime show. After the marching season the band began to pre- pare for the concert season. Some of the things this included were the district band festival and the winter concert. Rex Hewlett ' s students also played in the state band festival in the second division competing for the first time in class A. Next was the district solo and ensemble festival where, out of 21 entries MPHS bandmen received 11 first, and eight seconds. Of the 10 firsts who went on to state six received firsts and four got seconds. Following festival time the band gave their Spring Revue and participated in the Holland Tulip Festival. Out Sc£ao£ . These boys instructed by Mr. Arnold Koch pre- sented the essential facts to many classes through movies and also were in charge of the noon hout films, showing such outstanding movies as " Jim Thorpe, All- American. " The many duties which are necessary to keep the principal ' s office functioning, such as collecting absence slips, answer- ing the telephone, recording grades, maintaining files, running errands and typing letters, are the jobs undertaken by these girls. Besides attempting to keep the halls quiet the monitors provide information and act as guides for the many visitors at Mt. Pleasant High School. 72 . . . t t cut Have you received any notices for overdue books? This — plus checking books in and out, maintaining neat shelves and keeping the volumes in top shape — is the job of these Library Club members. They are under the direction of Miss Sadie Woodruff. Mt. Pleasant High School students attending paid as- semblies, plays, and the annual Pop ' s Concert were greeted by these members of the Ushers Club advised by Mrs. Mary Lou Evett. The hot lunch line, a necessity in every school, serves the food, prepares dishes for washing and keeps the lunch room neat. The girls work with Mrs. Arnold Koch. Bob Stinson tries machine P wu€alt4t4, Second This year ' s journalism staff began their year ' s activities by preparing the 13th annual homecoming program for publication. Gathering advertisements, arranging pictures and writing copy under the pictures initiated the ' 54 jour- nalists into their year ' s duties. Next they undertook the year-long task of turning out the STUDE every two weeks. Special issues of this year ' s school paper featured a " Fieldhouse Edition " , based upon the huge CMC athletic plant, and the " April Fool " issue. The journalism staff traveled to the Michi- gan State College campus in the fall to attend a state-wide high school conference on school papers and yearbooks. The newly enlightened staff was caught posing around " Sparty " , MSC ' s symbolic statue by a passing camera bug. Perhaps the major project of this year ' s staff was to turn out the DERRICK. The year- book staff worked with a new printer this year and injected many startling changes into the 1955 version of the DERRICK. Picture adver- tisements, modern art, complete coverage of spring sports, along with late senior activities and an August autographing party formed the new look in DERRICK memories. Publications Adviser Tom Northway keeps an eye on our 3-ring circus " We ' re in the money, " shout STUDE bus- iness-advertising staffers Bud McFadden, Pat Strang, Nancy Mumford 74 «A ' « " irj, ey L, the JUdy Organizations Editor Donna White and Sports Editor Jim Woods talk yearbook S -°S£« £ (i ' ' " " " »ffv p k „„ ps s °nu netv Camera in hand, photog- rapher George Miller boards a plane for aerial pictures of Mt. Pleasant High Four hundred forty students and teachers signed up for ' 55 annuals with Shirley Lewis and Business Manager Nancy Vad- nais, seated. At left, Advertising Manager Butch Thorpe, calls off the assignments. Layouts occupy Art Editor Marilyn Dargitz and copy writer Dee Ann Drallette above. 75 Popular at Mt. Pleasant High School for 12 years (formerly Girl Reserves), the Y-Teens organization enjoyed a successful and prosperous year. President Judy Hall was chairman of the annual Prom, which had " March Melody " as its theme. Always a highlight of the social season, the dance was held at Keeler Union ballroom. Earlier in the year, the girls ' mothers were guests at the formal initiation held October 20 and the informal initiation October 13- To show how varied are their activities, the girls pitched in to build a float that took first prize of $10 in the 13th Annual Homecoming parade. Mrs. May Lance is adviser for this largest of girls ' groups at MPHS. Absent from the high school for two years, the Hi-Y Club returned under President Butch Thorpe and all new members to continue its 33-year record of service and friendship. Rolling peanuts down the hall floors, wearing their clothes backwards, and dreading a " treat " of raw eggs (which turned out to be wet marshallows) will always be remembered by the new club mem- bers who underwent a lively initiation. The group gave a Christmas basket and staged a very talented pep assembly featuring Mme. Butterfly and her girls dancing a can-can to the tune, " Papa Loves Mambo. " Helping plan the next event, a talent show in April, were Bill Finch, vice president; Loren Eldred, secretary, and Jim Woods, treasurer. Mr. Dudley Chamberlin was adviser. Hi-Y initiation provides laughs for Terry Batchelder, Ron Archer, Don Moose, and Jim Gatten while Dave McGee and Tom Horton steer peanuts down the hallway. Niceties of a formal initiation surround Y- Teens above. Adviser Dudley Chamberlin was instrumental in bringing Hi-Y back to Mt. Pleasant High after a two-year absence. Planning Y-Teen events are Shar- ron Bourland, secretary; Faye Lou Brasington, vice president; Judy Hall, president and Cecelia Watson, treasurer. 7( e SufflUied t6e Sc6 oi 7( it6 p ue uU6ifr . . . 77 « ? T l h It was hard to keep track of the many activities of the Future Homemakers of America this year. Their interests ranged from baking cakes for bake sales to enjoying parties with the Future Farmers of America. The girls also took part in a special FHA week set aside by Gov- ernor Williams. The year ' s events began with a candlelight ceremony as the Shepherd girls came here to in- stall the Mt. Pleasant FHA officers. Leaders of the club are President Laura Grass, Vice President Betty Sponseller, Secretary Mary Ruth Curtiss, and Treasurer Patsy Getchell. Others are: Historian Kaye Haskin, Songleader Shirley Snider, Chapter Mother Mrs. Freddie Simonds, and Reporter Loretla Recker. The FHA girls got well acquainted this year with Miss Ruby Meis, a new teacher in our system and their adviser. At Eastertime well arranged baskets of candy were sent to the children at the detention home. " New Horizons Beckon " was the motto of the state conference at Grand Rapids which the club attended. The second semester holds the memories of two roller skating parties, one with the FFA boys and one just for the girls. By candle light new officers for the club were installed in May. Mothers of the girls at- tended as guests. In the spring a new program was planned for next year. The picnic with the FFA boys at Island Park topped but ended the fun for the year. Girls interested in joining FHA also attended the picnic. ■ v ' , v ru J« 7Ue Zoo6 ta t6e " Putoete Working hard but for a worthy cause this fall, the 50 Future Farmers of America finished the cable foot- bridge at the memorial school forest. The FFA boys have gone on cattle buying tours and their livestock investments amount to approximate- ly $12,000. Among their many activities, the Future Farmers took field trips to local farm machinery dealers . Around Christmas time the boys cut Christmas trees from the school forest for elementary and high school use. Officers of the club are Willie Epple, president; Tim Lynch, vice president; Frank Marcus, secretary, and Lprry Anderson, treasurer. During the first week in April Pat O ' Brien, Frank Marcus, and Bob Johnston spent three days at the re- gional leadership training camp at Higgins Lake. Variety of Future Farmers ' activities is shown in these scenes at the school forest, farms, and Harris Milling. 70 e ' PMed t6e ScAooC 7i tt£ So u?4 Singing more difficult music than ever be- fore, the Mt. Pleasant High School choir and chorus received excellent ratings their second year in Class A competition. Three outstanding vocal groups on a smaller scale than the choir and chorus are the Senior High Girls ' Trio, Junior High Girls ' Trio, and Boys ' Quartet. The singers appeared before the Women ' s Club, Hospital Auxiliary, country school P.T. A. meeting, and at the Hi-Y Talent Show, Christmas Concert, and State and District Festivals. Fifty-four voices blended into the M.P.H.S. chorus by Mr. Floyd Heydenburg provided a variety of fine music for the " Pops " Concert, Christmas Concert and assemblies for the ele- mentary schools, District Festival in St. Louis, and springtime assemblies for the grades . Parents were invited to a program and reception planned in the spring by the chorus members. The group is made up of eighth and ninth graders. - u H g i r ' -y U fl JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS ' TRIO Marilyn Martin Elinor Cutler Hope Conaway ooa li Director Floyd Heydenburg con- ducted the 71-voice choir in the annual " Pops " Concert in Novem- ber, Thanksgiving assembly, Christmas Concert and Y- Teens assembly. Then came the District Festi- val at St. Louis, Student Council- sponsored assembly in May, and the State Massed Chorus Festival at East Lansing on May 7. SENIOR HIGH GIRLS ' TRIO Sally Grewe Sue Morrow Faye Lou Brasington k BOYS ' QUARTET Milan Johnson, Bass George Miller, Baritone David Torres, 1st Tenor Bill Brigham, 2nd Tenor Following tradition, the choir closed the year with their annual picnic and an inspiring performance at the Commencement exercises. 7 e gbdU pottted When Key Club President Ted Foley wound up in the hospital, fellow officers showed up for this shot. A newly-organized club this year, the Key Club was founded in the high school through the efforts of Mr- Arlie C. Osborn of the Kiwanis Club. Sponsored by the Kiwanians, the organization has as its objective a better community and good school relations. Officers for the first Key Club are Ted Foley, president; Dave Randolph, vice president; Ron Archer, secretary, and Phil Chipman, treasurer. The darkroom magic of developing film, making en- largements, and printing pic- tures went into full swing after the cobwebs were brushed down last fall. After being inactive for two years, the Camera Club made a comeback this year. Officers of the reinstated club are George Miller, president; Bill Fitzgerald, vice president; Terry Batchelder, secretary, and Mil- ton Marks, treasurer. The faculty adviser is Mr. Arnold Koch. The club members enjoyed talks on better photography at their weekly meetings. Working downtown while earning credit, forty members of the Co-op Club received train- ing in retail, office, and trade roles. Officers of the club are: President, Ed Grubb, Vice President, Judy Cox, Secretary, Gail Goodwin, and Treasurer, Janet Grace. Adviser is Mr. Lee Jones. The Employee-Employer Banquet, an annual event at the Hotel Chieftain, was enjoyed late in the spring. Members of the club invited their employers as their special guests for the evening as radio station WCEN broadcast the activities. 7 4£ ' Peofite ? U t ted Ouft Tie School uddiHf A wave of enthusiasm and planning followed the successful bond issue vote. Board of Edu- cation members, administration, faculty, students — all Mt. Pleasant — eagerly awaited con- struction of badly-needed classrooms. Above are busy board members (standing) E. Allan Mor- row, trustee; I. W. Hartman, trustee; Malcolm McShea, treasurer, Russell LeCronier, superinten- dent of schools; (seated) J. Elmer Graham, president; Eugene Knight, vice president; Carl Wender, secretary, and Frances Martin, trustee. Below, plans become reality. v " T- « Signs of the times are excavations, being studied by MPHS girls in kilts, Bermuda shorts, and ducktail haircuts as bulldozers work at Pullen, Fancher. 84 ( M uctuA 2( a a eacA i, 7o . — 4 rmy ( « " • J Russell Lecronier Supt. of Schools Carlo Barberi High School Principal John Wiley Assistant Principal Dean of Boys, Math Rupert Belt Social Studies Dudley Chamberlin Mathematics Mary Louise Evett English William Figg Physical Education Gertrude Forsman Commerce Fred C. Goodell Biology David A. Gover Social Studies Edith Hansen Homemaking Rex Hewlett Band Floyd Heydenburg Music Mr. Russell LeCronier was honored last fall in the high school auditorium when he was the subject for a special version of " This Is Your Life " . Officers of the Teachers Club are President Tom Northway, Vice President Ruth Allison, Secretary Mable Brasington, and Treasurer Geraldine Goodell. Orientally garbed and filled to the brim with chop suey were the Mt. Pleasant teachers after the Chinese Dinner at Kinney School in February. For their next party, they rehearsed melodramas and novelty numbers for a talent show in Ganiard gym. The year ended with the annual spring picnic. 86 Starting the year off right, the Mt. Pleasant teachers enjoyed a teach- ers picnic at Island Park. Familiar yellow school buses heading across the countryside on October 22 carted Isabella-Clare county teachers to the teachers conservation field trip. Activities of the day were centered around a visit to the Carter Ranch and the Rosebush Oil field. At noon they enjoy- ed apicnic at the roadside park north of Clare, and they also witnessed a fish shocking demon- stration conducted by an instructor of conservation officers. c%ncr May F. Lance Counseling, English Eleanor McCracken Commerce D. Reed McGee Vocational Education Director Ruby Meis Homemaking " Down on the farm " are Clare-Isabella teachers above as they learn all about the Carter ranch on their early fall conservation field trip. Thomas Northway English, Journalism Hebert Nelson Industrial Arts i 3 Richard Hickman Leland N. Jones Irving Kidd Arnold P. Koch Ethel Lamore Agriculture, Biology Vocational Co-ordinator Art Genl. Science, Audio-visual Foreign Language v m. i Calvin W. Miller Mathematics Josephine Montague Mathematics Lindsey G. Morris History, Government Gerrit Muyskens Science JB ■■- ■h. Marjorie Olson English Lester E. Orcutt Industrial Arts Ray Rosevear English L. J. Ross Commerce " Down to earth " is the word for MPHS teachers as they fill up on chop suey at the Chinese Dinner, above, and relax alongside a meandering brook in the Clare roadside park on their field trip. Ethel Taylor Custodian Tom Quinlan Custodian • Freddie Simonds Homemaking Constance M. Stegenga R. F. Wardrop Vera Williams Forrest Williams Sadie Woodruff English Athletic Director Mathematics Physical Education Social Studies Librarian r f , Max T. Yeley Machine Shop John S. Yuncker Chief Engineer Lee Anspach Chief of Staff " 7 a6 One td t t t6e 7M . I . Two MPHS Coaches Enjoy " The Pause That Refreshes " THE LA SALLE BOTTLING CO. Mt. Pleasant, Michigan If It ' s for the Home Choose from GomMed The Friendly Store Large Selection of Home Furnishings and Appliances 118-129 S. Main Get the Best, Get DAIRY PRODUCTS Fortified Homogenized Vitamin D Milk Golden Jersey Milk • Buttermilk Coffee and Whipping Cream Creamed Cottage Cheese DARNELL ' S DAIRY 1210 Bruce St. SPring 3-0711 -fgrj3| LOUIS C. KINGSCOTT ASSOCIATES, INC. ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS 511 MONROE STREET. KALAMAZOO. MICHIGAN PLEASANT MOTORS Central Michigan ' s Finest Used Car Lot Proudly Salutes The Entire Student Body of MPHS 800 N. Mission Near Pickard Two New MPHS Grads Look Over The Latest In OREN ' S Men ' s Department OIL. © OA$ NEH T — am, ,r?G WWp, FORMS PjjAT MM •■ - Isabella County State Bank The foundation of all fortunes — all financial success in life, great or small — is based upon bank accounts. There is none other upon which can be erected the structure of successful business. Mount Pleasant, Michigan VAN ' S MODEL BAKERY The Holland Dutch Bakery PHONE SPring 2-2741 MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN Best Wishes to the Seniors of 1955! VALLEY CHEMICAL COMPANY ADAMS FLOWER SHOP 215 S. 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V - KRAPOHL FORD SALES ALBAR MOTOR SALES Bulldozing and Excavating See Fred A. Grewe 5800 Airport Rd. or Call SPring 3-7741 We Have the Latest in Men ' s Fashions at Art Fleming ' s Downtown Mt. Pleasant My Very Best Wishes to the Senior Class CARROLL HANSELMANN Mt. Pleasant, Mich. representative for FINE CLASS RINGS ANNOUNCEMENTS . YEARBOOKS AWARDS J O S T E N ■ S Since 1897 — -K : " X V ' Fleming Studio CAMERA AND GIFT SHOP Portraits, Camera Supplies, Gifts, and Greeting Cards Compliments of Dr. R. A. Northway Blanche ' s Beauty Salon 213 Oak St. SPring 3-0051 Buyer ' s Guide for Best Advertising Stinson Agency Wishes MPHS Grads A Bright Future Wardrop Wardrop Insure With Us And Be Secure Floyd Gill If It ' s a Welding Problem, Bring It To Us Murphy 5 1 t Store 1,001 Bargains For Office, Home, Store C. F. Dumon Insurance HON. Main St. The Stude An MPHS Tradition For 20 Years The Derrick Thanks The Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Drive In and Fill Up With Sunoco Products From Mt. Pleasant ' s .4AA mH + v Newest and Largest L3 " k UNOCQ . ,UfllUk TlC l. HAM, [ ■K.JI WW J Jl ■ [ H M i ? ■: L i _- V. . •- BOB TOM ' S — f r| 2 " • SUNOCO SERVICE N. Mission MHjBMMUj|,,, Daily Times -News ISABELLA COUNT VS OHLV DfllLV NEWSPflPHt Your Own Daily Newspaper Happy to co-operate All Ways and Always with Every Community Activity. In 1955 We Celebrated Our Commencement In the Beautiful, New MT. PLEASANT LUMBER CO. Congratulations, Seniors Compliments Del ' s Photo Service For Teenage Programs and All the Oiler Games It ' s WC E N 1150 Mt. Pleasant The Timeless Music Station How About a Malted and Hamburg After School At - Pixie Drive Inn 302 N. Mission CONGRA TV LA TIONS AND BEST WISHES THE BORDEN FOOD PRODUCTS COMPANY DIVISION OF THE BORDEN COMPANY

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