Nappanee High School - Napanet Yearbook (Nappanee, IN)
- Class of 1952
Page 1 of 80
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Text from Pages 1 - 80 of the 1952 volume:
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THE 1952 NAPANET
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What could be more re-
freshing to our minds than to
think back over the year of
1951-52 at N.H.S.'? Yes, this
year is gone foreverg but we'll
always remember the class-
room activities, the events,
and the personalities it had
to offer. Let's take a look at
this "picture album" and let
each picture bring back mem-
ories of this unforgettable
through the camera lens
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Classes Page 6
Who is this . . . a
second Patrick Henry?
Activities Page 10
. . . highlight of the
Winter Concert - "the
Sports Page 29
. . . practicing the art
of kicking fi-eld goals.
People Page 42
"Mr, Weddle. may we
have a pass for a Y-Teen
A "melle'r-dramfmyv ffrom, the Halloween Festival.
That "come hither look" from the vamp, alias Jo
Shively, is irresistible to Phil!
Carol, Wyana, Kay, and Carolyn afre having ia
busy time oounting all the donations fofr the Mafrch
Phil, Marla, and Pat are putting the last touches
of tinsel and angel hair on the Cll'7'lStfIl1lLS tree in
the study hall.
Who's that little girl? Look again, and you'll
discovefr it is Pat Henley playing ia juvenile 'role in
the senior class play!
E. V. Publishing House
Printers of "Napanet"
"Do the High Schools Prepare
Students for Practical and Better
Living?" This is the topic being
discussed by members of the Sen-
ior English Class in a symposium
led by Glen Stump.
On the map Terry points out the
three parts of Gaul to the class. ln
this second year Latin course Mr.
Holaway teaches about Caesar and
the Gaulic wars.
"It's a big world. isn't it!" ex-
claims Mark, as he studies the
globe in geography classy but Mr.
White has made it seem far smaller
by giving this class a thorough
study of all placfes on the earth.
What did we "take up" in school besides space?
Nappanee Telephone Co.
Save with a Telephone
Ah, Yes The Clcissesll
By the look on Doug's face the
fumes of this experiment must
have a very bad odor. But, because
of daily experiments such as this,
these students have grown accus-
tomed to "that chem' atmosphere."
"Do they bite?" asks Doris as
she holds the tail of a small White
rat! These little creatures were
used for many experimental 'pur-
poses in biology class.
Oh-oh. Is it safe with Wyana at
the Wheel? Of course, with an ex-
pert like Mr. Osborne for our driv-
ing instructor, We should have
nothing to fear!
Cox Coal and Lumber Co.
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Remember the mod dash to and from .
Bob Rhodes, you aren't supposed to be grin-
ning at the camera! Y0u'd better keep your
mind on cutting tin just as the other boys are
concentrating on their industrial arts projects.
It looks as though Shirley is busy making
an oil-painting! ln this advanced art class the
students have an opportunity to express them-
selves through paintings, drawings, and any
other phase of art.
I-Ieckaman's Ice Cream
- 8 - Nappanee Dairy
It looks as if everyone were busy
working on his typing budget. The
typing room is often in use, not
only by the typing and shorthand
classes, but also by the "D'Bull-
dog" staff. Mr. Postma is always
giving his time in helping with all
clerical productions of the school.
"Look how lumpy this is!"eX-
claims Donna. There's nothing like
learning from experience. Oh, well,
how else could we become good
cooks than by practice in the Home
For those of you who know little
about farming, through the in-
struction of Mr. Douglas these
boys are learning how to test milk.
. being tordy ...the little yellow slips
J C. Zimmerman D.D.S. C 1 t f
1094 North Main Street DIODBJ liiielioflge
working together for a purpose and for fun . . .
activities which serve in preparing us to
be the leaders of tomorrow . . .
a Welcome break from
the "old grind"
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The duties of the annual staff can easily be explained by
looking through the pages of the "Napanet." It was a iob
that required a lot of timeg but we are hoping that the time
spent looking at it in the future will be far greater.
EDITOR ...i, ,, ,,,, ,e,,,,,,,,,e,,e. A ,Jo Ann Farrington
CO-EDITOR .,,7.. .,,,. ,,t,. , ,,,,.,, , S istie Chapman
BUSINESS MANAGER .,,. ,77,,,,,,,,,, D ave Stouder
ASST. BUS. MGR. ......, ,. ,r,,,, ,,,,7.,.,,,..,..,.. J im Rose
JUNIOR EDITOR or ,,,,,, ...,,,, C arol Jo Baumgartner
JUNIOR BUS. MANAGER .,rrra,,,,o..,...,, ., ..,,, Jim Burt
ART EDITORS 77,,. ,,7,.,,. M ary Rockstroh, Sally Snider
SPORTS EDITORS .77,.i,. Bob Metzler, Douglas Geyer
ALUMNI H ,t,,,,,7,,,,,,.,.,,,7,A...,.,...,,,,,,,,,,,,7,7 Sue Martin
CALENDAR ,, 7i,,,,,,,,,,7,, Marla Mutschler, Pat Henley
PHOTOGRAPHER ,.....,,,,t,.,,,i...,,,.a s,,,,, E ldon Disher
EDITORIAL ADVISOR ,..a,... ,..,,.,ass,,....,.Y M iss Hoover
BUSINESS ADVISOR si,,i, ,,,,,,, M r. Weddle
ART ADVISOR . ,...,. ..,t,,.. Mrs. Rood
105,-5,11 W, Kindig C. NV. Johnson and Son
.gttm-my at Law - 12- Try Our Soda Fountain
This year has been one of the most active years for the
Journalism Club. Cooperation from its fifty-seven members
resulted in such an out-standing publication that every student
anxiously awaited the distribution of each bimonthly issue of
EDITOR .......................................... Marla Mutschler
1 CO-EDITOR ..,.,....... ......, P atricia Henley
D SPORTS EDITOR ..... .....,......... A lan wan
MUSIC EDITOR ..,..,... ............ S istie Chapman
FEATURE EDITOR ..,,. .,c.... I Patricia Richmond
ART EDITOR ........... ....... M ary .Io Walters
SOCIETY EDITOR ...,.. ...... M arie Wilson
CAMPUS CORNER ..... ...,. D avid Stouder
FACULTY ADVISOR ...... ,.,....., M rs. Miles
PRODUCTION MGR. ,,,,..,,...,.....Y.....,,..,,, Mr. Postma
Top Left-M:1rl:1 Mulsc-hier, 'Mrs Milf-S, -l'2lIl'lVlR. Hvnlvy.
Top Rightfgxlilll Wilt. Marie XYiIson, Imvid Slollcttf-r, Sisliv Uhapmzm. Vatrivia Rim-Inmmd.
Bottom fseatedl-Jo Ann I+'m'ring1on. Sui- Martin. IIar'luara Le-Count, Artem- XVoIty.
lSta,nding'J-Mr. ltoslnm, Mrmnu S1-f-twist, Mary .Io Watters.
Glen Geye1"s Garage Stills0n's Men's and Boys' Wear
General Auto Repair - 13 - Sporting Goods
After the serious initiation of new members, our programs
this year varied from learning about vocations to listening
to experiences our members had on trips they had taken.
We all agreed we had a wonderful time while swimming
at the YMCA in Elkhart in the fall.
Our main proiect of the year was sponsoring the annual
Dime Line to help boost the polio fund.
Top Row-L. to R.:
Norris linlsle-y, Rohn-rt Lute-S.
'Fri-rl Will, Edwin K4-rn, Vziul
Flows-rs. XV:-sl:-y I-Inns:-n.
lmvid Howl:-rs, Pzirrnll Hoppe-S.
l'h:irIi-s Lute-s. lmvid tlosti-its-r.
.lumvs Hurt, Mr. XVhilv,spnnsur.
Ili:-h:ii'd W 1- I ii u r ri. Ruin-i'l
iitimh-s. livin-rl Wymziii. Idldnii
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Shu-1-is. liivhzird G1-ssirigm-r, Philip
XYI'if.:'lll, lloln-rl M4'lZl1'I'.
liivhzird lit-iisln-rm-r', Iluiiglzis
Gold:-ri, Manx ll:-4-ry, NVllfr1-d
.iziini-:Q Wziri-1-ii, .Inniws Rust-.
lil'-n Stump, ,Varna-s Mille-rling.
PRESIDENT ..,,.,,,. ....A.,,ss J ames Rose
VICE-PRESIDENT i.,,, James Mitterling
SECRETARY .,.i., .,..... G len Stump
TREASURER ...A vs,,. K eith McCuen
I. A. Miller, Inc. -14-
Pontiaic and International Trucks
Do you know how to make Christmas trees of cellophane,
or favors for hospital trays? These are iust two of the many
things we girls in Senior Y-Teens have learned to do at our
meetings this year.
One of our service proiects was sending Chocolates for
Christmas to a Y-Teen group in France.
The main event of the year was a Mother and Daughter
Banquet held on December 10 in the First Brethren Church.
Top Bow-L. to B.:
Sheila McGriff. Alice Joan Sla-
baugh. Kay Kendall. Shirley
Sutheimer, Jackie Thompson,
Terry Hamsher, Susan Wright,
Martha Dick. Dolores Weaver,
Helen Foltz, Patricia Keim. Jean
Hartman, Terry Hostettler. Carol
Miss Hoover, sponsor. Betty
Yoder, Arlene Welty, Julia Rens-
berger, Verna Mast, Shirley
Keifer, Jane Strauss, Arlene
Lehman, Nancy Coppes. JoAnn
Grimm, Carol Ann Miller, Mrs.
Marilyn Sparks, Avis Losee,
Phyllis Roth, Marilyn George.
Joan Knepp, Janet Fisher, Shir-
ley Losee, Molly Jo Tobias,
Carolyn Kern, Greta Bigler.
Julia Miller, Helen Huff, Mary
Jo Vsfalters, Mary Martin, Jane
Loudermilk. Mary Slabaugh.
Carol Ann Postma, Sally,Snider,
Betty Sharkey, Shirley Davis.
Top Row-I-. to B.:
Patricia Lutes, Carol Mae Mil-
ler. Lois Lemna, Shirley Hecka-
man, Carol llelfrees, Dorothy
Mikel, Sistie Chapman, Kathryn
Miller, Sarita Schrock, Marlene
Evans, Mary Rot-kstroh.
Monna Sechrist, Lulahelle Hep-
ler, Jo Ann Shively, Sue Martin.
Marla Mutschler, Marie Wilson,
Donna Teeter. Patricia Rich-
mond, Carol Jo Baumgartnor,
Ruth Kahler, Janet Rohrer.
Barbara Coppes. Patricia Hen-
l-ey, Jane McGillen. Jo Ann
Farrington. Jolene Klingaman,
Shirley Longfield. Shirley Geyer,
PRESIDENT .......... ...... M ary Rockstroh
VICE-PRESIDENT ..... Jane McGillen
SECRETARY ......... ......... A rlene Welty
TREASURER .... Shirley Heckaman
D n I. A. Miller, Inc.
15- Frigidaire Appliances, Motorola and Dumont Television
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Top Row--L. to R.:
lfrvd XVilt, Gln-11 Stump, Mary
lhwkslroh. Varot .Tn Raum-
gartm-r. Marla Mutsvhler, Mr.
Itntu-rl Itle-tzh-r. .In Ann Fari'ing'-
ton. Gr:-la Itig'lvi'. Mary Sla-
baufrh, l'all'ic'izL Hvnlvy, Jane
Top Row-I.. to R.:
linlwrl Mt-tzlvr. lfrvd XVill. Glen
Stump, Mary Hovkslrult, Carol
.lo R:l11ln5::tl't114-1'. .lane Strauss,
.In Ann i"2lY'I'lllg'l0ll, tlrvln Rig-
lvr. Shirley Imsvw, Mary Sla-
haupih. l'atri4-ia Snider, Marcia
Mutsvltlvr, Mr. Xhlddlm-, sponsor.
.Iurly Ruse. .Tnhn PilllI1l1l'l"l,I'idliil0
Ifusta-t'. .lavk Ulvry. I'a1rif-ia
Ile-nlvy. Mary Jani- l"1'4-nger.
National Honor Society Student Council
PRESIDENT H , oooo,o,, Marla Mutschler PRESIDENT ,,..::,..,,.,::,::.:::.,:: Fred Wilt
VICE-PRESIDENT ,,.. ..,,,,,, G len Stump
SEC.-TREAS. .oo::o:::..... Mary Slabaugh
This year we conducted several surveys. We
found out how many alumni, graduating from
N.H.S., had received college degrees and
which high school subiects had been the most
valuable to them.
We also worked with various teacher com-
mittees in preparing an annual report to the
North Central Association of Secondary Schools.
l.utvs Svrvicv Station
Gasolina-, Oil, Atlas Tires, Batteries
VICE-PRESIDENT ....,. Marla Mutschler
SEC.-TREAS. .......... Jo Ann Farrington
At the beginning of the year each member
of the Student Council was asked to serve on
one or more committees. Through these com-
mitties we conducted assembly programs,
locker clean-ups, and desk inspections.
ln December we decorated the study hall
stage for Christmas with a huge Santa Claus
seated beside a gaily decorated Christmas tree
B Sz B Cafe
A Good Place to Eat
Our debate team, coached by Mrs. Miles, Besides Chefiklng books in Und Out. OU'
entered the year as Chqmpigng of the Sf, librarians repair them and collect fines if books
Joseph Valley League. ore Overdue-
Besides attending the annual Debate Clinic They also keep the library heel' ond Up-fO-
at Purdue University, we participated in tour- dote. New reference books, biographies, ond
neys at Hammond and Columbia City. fiction are constantly being added to the
As a monthly proiect, the librarians tacked
bookiackets, all centering around a particular
theme, on the library bulletin board.
Seated-L. to R.:
Fatt-nl .In Ii:tuim,::n'tne-r, .Tnlm
Zitiilm-rtnztn. Mrs. Mil:-S, Katy
Ki-ndzlll. .lzitnvs Itlilwrs.
Standing-L. to R.:
llnlri'l'l Nl:-lZlvI', l"1'1'Ll NYill.
Standing-I.. to R.:
llrvimii- Furl, ltulty Tiiliizts. Miss
XXt.ixt-iz Alettqiuntt llul'l'm:in, Stir-
lltl St-limit-li. l.uI:tlwllr,- Ht-ph-1',
Molly JH 'l'ttlii:is.
lhtily .It-:tn Slt:1l'kr-53
Legion Bowl - Cum, Auto Supply
Home of Clean Howling' - 17, Everything for the Auto
Our programs this year were of various types. We learned
how to plan parties, and were given vocational guidance,
too, we were entertained by skits, movies, and musical pro-
For our service proiect we sen
Hospitals in South Bend and Indianapolis.
.Mary Helen Pippen
VICE-PRESIDENT ...........,....., Mariane Huffman
SECRETARY-TREASURER ........ Doris Hunsberger
t boxes of toys to Childrens
Top Row-L. to B.:
Rc-tty Si-r-hrist, Doris Huns-
luorgz-r, Julianna Jorlwes, Janice
Stir-koi, Judith Swihart, Mar-
janv lluffman, Ks-nlyn Calbeck,
Sui- Grimm. Prvggo Arch.
Linda Housour, Janet, Mattfwrn,
Min-tha lluI'l', Mary Jane Fren-
gvr, lin-tty Ntfoodhams, Mary Lou
Mills-r. Kathlwcn Hahn. Connie
l+'s-rvida, l70l'll'12l.Ilt"II Rensberger,
Mary .lane Buss.
Miss VVvaver, sponsor, Sally
S-lulzman. Nanny Quigley, Fran-
4-4-:4 Mi-GriI'i', Donna Suthf-imvr,
Marc-i:i Mutschler, Mary Helen
Vippr-n, Sherry Gillis, Linda
Stump, Sharon Troxel, Patricia
Snidvr. Sandra, Nottrour, Connie
llosslvr, Sarah 1104- Ilopp, Louis-au
Host-mary Nlillvr, Carol And-
rs-ws, Mary Ellen Hall, Ri-lwr-va
l'a1-1-ull, Abliy Lou llussl-nr,
Nanvy ltailmgrartnor. Barbara
Stahly, Linda Plc-tchnr, Patricia
Ruth. Gloria, Beazley.
Alma Swilmrt, Linda Xvallvrs.
l'alri1-ia Furl, Lulu Adams, XVil-
ma Umwrihavi-r', Janet, Culp,
Nlarilyn Lf-hman, Vonda Sus:
Top Row-L. to R.:
Ric-hard Gr-ssingvr. Jann-s Muss-
nvr, William Sharp, Dolores
Wi-avr-r, Marin-ne George, Mr.
K1-nm-th Millcrlinpz. Junior 'Full-
vr, .ln-rald lfveot, Ruby Tobias, ,ff
Nlonna Si-4-hrist. K
The Diversified Occupations Club made its debut as an
organization in our school.
Every Friday we had a meeting in which we discussed our
lobs. Some of us were mechanics, telephone operators, wait-
resses, and clerks.
In December we enioyed a Christmas supper at Jerald
Freet's house. Also, at the end of the year a banquet was
held and each of us invited an employer to attend.
PRESIDENT ............................ Robert Gessinger
VICE-PRESIDENT ........... .... D olores Weaver
SECRETARY-TREASURER .. ...... MOnr1Cl SeCI1rlSI
Hadley Dress Shop
The Store for Women and Young Girls -18-
Wise's Furniture Store
Complete Home Furnishings
One of our monthly activities was a Social Get-together
which was held at the home of a member.
ln order to raise funds for our annual spring trip, the
Future Homemakers sold salt water taffy.
For our service proiect we made Easter Baskets for the
Childrens Home in South Bend.
PRESIDENT ................., ,.... A rlene Welty
VICE-PRESIDENT ......,...... ...,,. D orothy Mikel
SECRETARY-TREASURER .... ...,.. J one Strauss
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Row One-I.. to R.:
Martha Dick, lX'lzu'ilyu Sparks,
Alive .Ioan Slahaugh, lVanela
Mrs, Haw-ns, Sponsor, Arlene
lVs-lty, liulullvlli- Harman, Mary
ltlartin, Shirley Davis.
Iailalwllf- llv-ple-r. Janie Strauss.
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J- f '. pl tj.
The-Ima Hose. Arlmu- ll:-hman,
1 ual Mu Mllln Ilmoihx 'Xlllsl
May's Cities Service Station
Operated by Claude Gall
Top Row-I.. to R.:
Paul I.ecl1litiim', Paul Parks,
Stanley lf'armwald. llmiald Mal-
volm, Kivhard ll:-plvr, lmwvll
YoL1m,r, David Host:-ttvr, .Jussi-
l!+1i'gm', Jon Sloudm-r.
.lvrald Fri-1-1, llHlll.Z'l2l,S ilnlrli-n,
Roger firm-vnawall. XVayme XV0lty,
James Troxel, Donald Farm!
wald, Lrunar l'In-tvlu-r, llll'.170llLf-
Gr-ol'g'e Slim-ls, Harvey Yoder.
Larry XVagnm-r, l"ranklin limzd,
Xvayno Brock. Wilfred lil:-ssimzq,
The ambitious members of the F.F.A. entered into many
projects such as selling garden seeds and subscriptions to
the "Farmers' Exchange Magazine." We also sponsored a
scrap drive and a pest contest.
One of our members, Donald Disher, won the title of
Elkhart County 4-H Corn King.
PRESIDENT ............ ,... ......, W a yne Welty
VICE-PRESIDENT .......... George Sheets
SECRETARY ......... .,.. R oger Greenawalt
TREASURER ..... ........ D onald Malcolm
Naylor's Grocery and Market
- 19 - Phone 149-Free Delivery
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ROW one-Il. to R.:
.lo Ami Sliivvly
Row Two-L. to R.:
i'3ll'UiN IG. Milivr
Mary .In XVal1m-rs
Mary Ili-I4-n I'ipp1-n
Varol Ann Milli-r
Row Three-L. to R.:
Lohman Hardware Co.
Hardware, Paint, Toys, and Sporting Goods - 20-
.ln Ann i"Hl'l'ill1.1i1b!l
Row Your-L. to R.:
.In Ann Grimm
Standing'-I.. to R.:
Molly .ln 'l'nbi:lS
Plumbing and Heating Services
Entering the year as a six-year Superior winner
of band contests, we spent the first two months
preparing formations for the football games.
Then the band settled down to concert work
in their new "home," the remodeled park audi-
Besides entering Solo and Ensemble Contests
and Band Contests, we made several trips which
were financed by the Band Boosters' Club. ln
February we had ioint concerts with the Berne
High School choir at Berne and Nappanee. Later,
we made an over night tour to Sullivan, Indiana,
where we also presented a concert. Likewise,
Sullivan presented a concert here at a later date.
We feel that this band has proven to be one
of the most outstanding organizations N.H.S. has
Dunham and Love
The reason we have been successful . . . our
director, Mr. Habeggafr.
. u n i Rensberger Standard Service
Prescrlptlons-Fountaln SETVICG - 21 - ' ' '
Tlres, Batterles, ACCCSSOPIES
Top Row-I-. to R.:
lsulubollv ll'l"Dll'l', llixiv XYliitvl1e-ml, XY:iml:l Millvr, tilvn Stump.
M:il'l:L 1YllliSl'illl'I', Sui- lXI2ll'illt, l':i1w-l A. Millt-V, lmviil lh-wi-1's.
Qi-N it VIIILDIIIZIII, .ln Ann l"z1rrin'lun, lmis Ami Si-i-lit-ist. .lum-
o t 'fl' 2 L,
4 Albiilliltll, Itluriv XVils1in. Phyllis ltulli, .Xll:--- .lmin Slnliziugli.
Illfss Jmilvsoil, our Tflffll rlio'e'ct.or.
ltlucr livll Inc. l
Wm'l1l's Large-st l'l'0flLlC0l' of Work Clothing
In Amit Grimm, l'11tri1-in, ll'-ull-y. XX'y:un:1 Alvltow, Klum' Slu-
llilllgil, lin-In-cw-zu, l':u'w-ll. .Izumi-s xYJll'l'l'll.
lluvid Sl0llll'4'l', ltztviil llusti-111-1: .lumi-s llurt. Ili-lu-rl .lt-risen.
XYilli:im Slutzmnn. Klux Sllliiilllpfit.
The robed choir is a group of students who are
chosen out of the chorus class to present concerts and
In the fall we participated in several activities. Ten
of our members were given the opportunity to sing for
Teachers Association in South Bend, in a choir of tive
hundred students from many high schools. A fall
concert was also presented by the combined choir and
Not only did some of us participate in solo and
ensemble contest, but in the spring the entire choir
entered choral competition.
HOTEL ELKHART, ELKHART, INDIANA
Friday Night, May 23, ,1952, at 7:00 o'clock
Welcome ...... ......... P hyllis Roth
Response ..... ..................... J ames Rose
Prophecy ,,.,, ,..,... C arol Jo Baumgartner
Reading ...,.. ........ J ane McGillen
Will .,,,,,, .......... B etty Yoder
Program .,.,. .......... M urdock
FIRST BRETHREN CHURCH
Sunday Afternoon May 25, 1952, at 3:00 o'clock
Organ Prelude-"Adagio from Sonata Pathetique",
Beethoven .................. Mr. Vance George, Organist
Processional-"Pomp and Circumstance", Elgar ........
Class of 1952, Mr. George, Organist
Invocation and Prayer ......................................................
The Reverend Frances E. Reese
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church
Hymn-"Give of Your Best to the Master" ................
Scripture Reading ..... ,The Reverend Earl L. Salzman
Pastor, First Mennonite Church
"The Green Cathedral" ............................................ Hahn
High School Robed Choir, Miss Jameson, Director
Address ..........,................. The Reverend C. A. McGillen
Pastor, Church of God
"Onward, Ye Peoples !" ...................................... Sibelius
High School Robed Choir
Benediction .................. The Reverend Paul Brenneman
Pastor, United Missionary Church
Recessional-"War March of the Priests"-Mem
delsshon-..Class of 1952, Mr. George, Organist
Organ Postlude-"Festival Toccata" ............ Fletcher
Mr. Vance George, Organist
Senior Class Night
COMMUNITY PARK PAVILION
Monday Night, May 26, 1952, at 8:00 o'clock
Opening Remarks ........................,....... William Kendall
'Superintendent of Schools
"The Siege of Rochellem-Balfe ............-- COI'1'l6t Duet
Fred Wilt, David Stouder
Dramatic Skit ................ Della Chapman, Glen Stump
School Awards, Merit Awards, and Honorable
Mention .......................... James Weddle, Principal
American Legion Citizenship Awards ........ Glen Field
Agriculture Awards .......................... Johnson Douglas
State Bank Agriculture Award ................ Freed Miller
Hi-Y Awards ,.,.,.,..,....,...,....,..,............. Lawrence !White
"Po1onaise Militaire, Opus 40"-Chopin .... Piano Solo
"O Soldier, Soldier" .......................... arranged by Page
"It's a Grand Night for Singing" .................... Rogers
David Bowers, Della. Ina Chapman, Jo Ann Farring-
ton, Patricia Henley, David Hosbetter, Robert Jen-
sen, Sue Martin, Marla Mutschler, Patricia Rich-
mond, Jo Ann Shively, Mary Slabaugh, David
Stouder, Glen Stump, William Stutzman, Jacquelyn
Thompson, Marie Wilson.
COMMUNITY BUILDING AUDITORIUM
Wednesday Evening May 28, 1952, at 8:15 o'clock
Processional-"Pomp and Circumstancen .......... Elgar
Class of 1952, High School Band
Lewis G. Habegger, Conductor
IHV0Cati0n ................ The Reverend Samuel Overmeyer
Pastor, Grace E. U. B. Church
"American Folk Rhapsody" .................,,,.,.,,. Grundman
High School Band
Salutatory Address ......................,....... Marla Mutschler
Add'I'eSS ---.....---..................................... Joseph C. Wagner
Controller, Ball State Teachers College
Valedictory Address ...................................... Fred Wilt
"Capriccio Espag'no1" ...................... Rimsky-Korsakov
High School Band
Presentation of Diplomas .,,,,.,,,,,,,,,, Mr, H, A, W1-ight
Treasurer, Board of School Trustees
Benediction ................... iThe Reverend Paul Schmiedel
Pastor, St. J ohn's Lutheran Church
Recessional-"Recessiona1" ............................ Rousseau
The Graduates, High School Band
Blue Bell Inc.
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yt-:lr hats htrgun,
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tint-tt is tltunt-.
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linntl tltvt-s play.
XVt- lmvtt pt-p st-ssitm t'tu' twin'
tt-:tm thnt. lights!
'l'ht- hztntl trit-s tint its hlvtlltt
nt-w t't!lttl't'tl lights.
'l'nnight, un lXtt'll1tlI'ifLt Fit-ltl
tht- tt-nm lil'lllL1'S fztmt-,
'l'ht' ltlttnl lntls linvtf wtvn tht'
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'l'ht- Stntlt-nt t'twnnt'il hulds at
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l't!llllllill2L t'ity ht-nts tht- liull-
'l'ht- liztntl shtrw has "tht- Stin-
st:ns" :ls its th-t-mt-.
'l'hte t-lmrns htwltls thtt tryouts
t'tn' rtvht-tl t-htvir.
'l'ht' llnttttn tritl :tll ut' ns zttl-
t'lit-lc! 'l'ht- t-:tint-rn, snaps tht-
uslltlllllf' has :tl'l'ix't-tl with :ill
'l'ht' tirst lVlCulltltvt,: ntuw rtllls
trl'I' tht- prtlss.
At. linux wt' ztrt- tvutplztyt-tl. wt-
'l'h't- Y-'IH-t-n p1'tnp:r:ln1 is tvntt tit'
Fm' t':u'tll Ann l'. shows pit'-
tnrvs til' tht: XVOSt.
'l'ht- St-nitlr pit-s nrt- hzwkfwt-
ltttlk liktw goofs,
At, lt-fist. wt: t-un ht- glntl
tht-y'rt- only prtitrfs.
Slntlt-nt. Vttunt-il ttfllt-t-rs nrt-
Hur l'trtulh:tll lint- :tt .ltltlstvn is
'l'ht- Nntitwnztl lltvntn' mt-mht-rs
Mnstenni mtlvitiftht- count-il's
'l'ht" tt-:tm :intl hnntl to liti-
t-lrt-sttlr' ntww gn,
'l'ht- llnlltlngs htm' htfnt-nth
lhttir Zt-hrn. t'tnt-.
t'tnnt-tn'tli:t. 4lYt'l' Nuns on mutt-
Alns, this gnmtf our boys nrt-
t'nl't't'1l Ltr yivttt.
'l'ht- f'ltldt'lllS who ut Institutt-
lltthttztrst- :tt s-t-vt-n-fhtmw tht-ir
l':1Lt'h st-ht-tlult-cl t-lnh us usnul
holds its nwt-t.
'Xt night tht- fl-H Dl'0Lfl'!ll1l is
Fm' I,t-w's hirthtlzty tht- hztntl
givrfs hint :L t-:tktu
'l'ht- lllltlt'l't'lHSSlllt'll phutn-
grztplis tht-y lztk-tl,
'l'ht- t'tmth:1ll St'2lStlll t-mls with
ltiss tn lltnwt-,
And hztskt-thull is just ht--
'l'ht- htlntl wtvrks hard to t-lt-nn
its hrnnd nttw homt-4
'I'ht'y st'rnhht-d tht- l':u'k 1':L-
vilitm til it shmw!
llnrrathl Wt- liztw- our very
'I'ht- tt-:tt-ht-rs :tll ztttt-nd As-
'l'htw witt'ht-s und tho gohlins
ntnw nrt- st-t-n,
.X t':u'niv:tl is htfld for Hal-
4 nm nit
Coach Welbom drills the boys hard at Football practice.
'In W H51-'fy Oldgmpbilgn' HEt!'ChiI1g bilhd fOr
CROP ee remony,
Crfibi-c c.t:nt.rv boys ara
A little to the left, "Gem-ge"! -
uf-L for action!
xv--- t,...t.- .tum fmt-Lv- SY. Y-Teena initiation
ilothing for Korea Drive Seniors begin busy year.
lsrd working band crew shines up newly remodeled park pavilioni
Speoch class acts out good ul' "hxe3lerziwtzw:"" for liallciwmm
Love that Charle-stan! ' gr, ,mgmim 381,58 goal.
Nt JVl:1M BER
" li ll. U. Studi-nts arv today
And by Cliit-aprn iiiusvuliis th-t-y
... Thostf going to l'lll'tlllt' draw
up tht-ir bill.
First snow makvs all wild-
lhloudvd stutlt-nts chill.
6 At Y-'IH-t-ns Mrs. tlslmrlitf
givvs a, skit.
She shows us how tn travt-l
and to knit.
The 1.ant-astft-rs pri-st-iii a
.Xml :4t'hool's out t-arly dun' to
WM hold the Park l'ax'iliun
The hand and t'lltll'llS give a
T Tet-n Town and St-outs 13011-
The fans buy tivkt-ts with
El Today Paul 1"lowt-rs' pi-p talk
is a sciwaing
Hut Bulldogs how ln-l'ui'v this
11 Thi- 4-hurus and rolwd vlmil'
rt-ht-ai'st- at Qight,
Thi- 1-om-Q-rt in the: 2lfll'l'll0tlll
115 Kiwanis he-ars a paiivl and tht-
The st-nior picture-s all of us
13 A tit-rmzin stud:-nt spt-aks In
N. H. S.
Tht- liulldogs ow-1' XVaky haw-
1-1 Again today wt- lin-ar thv
16 NNW lose to X'V:u'saw hy :i
four point gap,
20 Our Junior lligh 1-liif-1-rl:-:itlt-i's
now art- 1-liost-ii.
Thx- hardwood 1-:igm-i's lose- by
one to Goslivn.
21 lnitiation hold for I4'. I". A.
A DI'0f.5,'l'Zllll'S givn-ii for Thanks-
'2 To sive-p latt- min- again is
And of roast turkvy trimmim:
all did drt-am.
ZR Thin- pit-turvs ot' vat-li giwutip
are now rvtakt-n.
Thi- pvp st-ssion today had
lungs :il - at-hin'.
To tht- MaSonit- 'l'vmpli- 'l't-tin
'For danvvs aftt-1' lllvvllllpi'
Ill Today tht- vliosl-ii ft-W i'i'oni
Did tram-I lo l'ui'du1- "thvii'
lvill to pass."
il The- Bulldogs triumpli ovvr
5 Our gradv vards show some
Studi-nts on tht- hm-am!
Frmn Goalie-n cami- tlirm- stu-
dr-nts who did make-
.X Survi-y whivh all sf-niors
had to takisi.
T Uultinihia t'ity Eaglvs lit-rv
R Fifth in totirnvy is dt-lwatv
lit Thi- Y-'l'wn Motlit-1'-lbatiglite-I'
Thfi Christmas clvvor up and
11 Thai 4-:mc-1-i't by lmlh hands
was a, sur-1-1-ss.
Tu Lt-wiv got-s ihv vrt-dit. ww
1-l Thi- tbslxorrivim-n :Qiippiwsst-ml
by Madison foo.
The 4-horns carols in tho
E30 rlwllf' snow's so liigli. svl1ofil's
out: at nina-iii't1o+-ii.
Thr' svnrv is double-d o'1-r thnx
01 Thi- snow-li play hriiigrs thv
yuln-lidfi spirit to all.
"6 And 'Pvffn Town holds Sul--
m-ssful tdiristnias hall.
'l'ht- Your tw-ani l0lll'll'tAY'S htfld
We- loste to K'x'illv in an oxw-1'-
'l'hte lit-dskins tJYt'l' Nan in
t'olunihia, t'ily wins with
NVQ- sw- pit-turvs ol' l'hillipin-t-S
'l'ht- I4 u l l tl o 1,5 S ox't-rpowvr
'l'otlay tht- lli-Y mart-h ot'
Against the- Plymouth l'il-
l.1'l'llllS our twain wins.
ll'l5ulltlop.5 now de-t-laiw-s :i
So t-x't-ryon-t- dons lxluv :intl
'l'h1- litllltlofgs losv to I'1lkhal't
'l'ht- te-:un 1-njoys lvk's stimuli'
'l'ht- morning' st-t-tionals ln-gilt
'l'ho- turnout for tht' plav trv-
outs is grantl.
Against, Ni-W Paris llulltlogs
liavt' 4-lost' vall.
lint win thv ganit- hy using
For Napant-t tho Sc-ninrs
vhoost- XVho's XVho.
ll-Y I't't'l'lYt'S thvir lvltvrs-
whittt and hluv.
Y-'l't-t-ns show skill in mal-:ing
liulldopgs at night dt-ft-at thv
Five- st-niors take- S t a t Q-
S1-liolarsliip tt-sts today.
Anil valvntint-:Q art- St-nt hy
I". ll. A.
.vtgrainst that XVaky Indians
now wt- play.
And on tht- Solo and Plnsa-lnlultt
.kt llilt-y our vonlt-stants do
So many win top honors in
In radio our spvakt-rs gain rt--
'l'lu-y'1't- on thv "ith-1-ting' ot'
tht- Junior Town."
lit-ln-:irsals now ht-grin for
In hand our swf-atvrs aw
l.L'lYt'll out today.
A sm-vial lun:-h is g.fiv'n hy
lf. ll. A.
With taltlt-:Q dt-vkt-d in Valvn-
liy just onv point we lost- tho
'l'ht- trip to Rt-rnv he-ips
sprvad tht- hand':4 prrvat faint-I
'l'o lN'lilt'ol'tl now thv tt-:un and
hall fans go.
'l'ht- I1ln.y's rt-lu-:trst-d hy Haas.
Tt':4 tournvy tiinv-3 vxc-itv-int-nt's
livrtt to stay.
Wt-'vw drawn th 1- opt-nini.g'
ganiv ot' tht' tlrst tiny.
Amid hystt-ria and mum-h huh-
'l'hv Nails dt-f'-t-at a strong
In ovvrtirnt- wt- boat the- Min-
This lv-ppt-tl-up t-luh has dont-
it onm- again!
A wontlt-rl'ul Ktllllf' is yilayt-d
by flshornt-'s 1-rmv.
liut l'Ilkhai't wins in ox'e-rtivn-t-
'l'hv Hi-Y and Y-Tn-Q-ns to-
'l'lu- play vast lt-arns to put
on inakr--up nr-at:
llrt-ss rt-in-arsal h--ld tonight
All p:r:idt- Svhonl f'r1tvrtnint-d
HXV1- Shook thv Family 'Trrtr-"
a, hllg't" stu-r-oss,
'lflat-h playvd his part with
skill and bright tim-sew.
Y-Teen Biotin: r-Daughter Banquf
Y"T'9U5 'Und Chocolates
Santa visits study hall.
Chriigm gdsggitnggeige? Upnxl 'Hr. Faas conducts play rehearu
Bob puts his soul into
Flash - new football sweater
kindle - Hap game in exciting Sevtinxal Tourvsyl
' Little yell mascots
Cha me ters--M
fin class play, that ish?
sasuring for caps and gowns: Band journeys to Sullivan!
horns trip to Ice Capsules
M: last ---- Gzftwwxoxg
lvl A Y
The lli-Y boys hold annual
Thi- audience enjoys each
The annual trip is made by
high school hand:
They all admit the South
tInd.J is pretty grand.
The seniors on the team set-
At Butler Fieldhouse Muncie
Bears win fame.
The sophs and juniors still
are busy selling.
Sssshfftetreption plans are
not yet for the telling!
The I. U. band gavc com-ert
at the gym.
The choir responds to Jame-
son's every whim.
At last, the Teen Town mem-
bers have acquired
A record player which the-y've
Robed choir at Methodist to-
night does sing.
They practice once again in
lY1iulldog issue is for April
The local thinlies run at XVar-
Rehearsals held by both the
choir and band.
The concert by llel'auw is
At New Carlisle is the district
The judges rate our band and
choir th-e best!
t'onservatory actors give a
The Jaycee Banquet honors
The Ice Uapadcs give chorus
quite a treat.
Today our track team wins at
Out to the park now all th-
To see the Easter pageant by
The Student Council votes to
change class rings.
The choir for Good "Friday
A bake salt-'s given by the
F. H. A.
State Hand and Uhoir eontt-sts
are held today.
The county small school track
meet is at Goshen.
And now our next year's
cheerleaders are chosen.
A Senior bake sale's held: our
trip c-ost's cut.
At majorettc tryouts the hope-
To county meet the Bulldog
track team goes.
To run against its many
A festivalns presented by the
To students Hess now gives
The chorus concert brings a
The audience shows its ap-
The eighth grade class agrees
their trip is neat.
And for the track team thi-rt-'s
a sectional meet.
The Junior-Senior banqut-t's :i
To Elkhart students go in for-
A trip is taken by the 17. H. A.
The state tlnals in track are
The Racca1aureatc's hi-ld for
The seniors don their caps
and gowns at last!
The annual class night's held
for Senior crew.
Commencement for the Class
XVe get our cards-vacation
now is here.
And school is out-it's been a
grand 01' 188.111
our flrst vlctory in modern football . . cheer-
leaders, pep sessions . . . "Color Day" . . .
a rounded picture of the fightmg
school spirit of N.H.S.
lllll ll lvl
. A Q . u.
' 'I . 5 1 - 1
-, ft io.
Top ROW-L. to B.:
Rir-hard Gs-ssingvr. Paul 'Flows-rs, Max Slzilmiigli. .luv Smudr-r. Junior Fuller. James
Hurt, Norris Ralslz-y, Walter Hvrshlwi'g4-i', Iiolu-rt .Im-nsr-n, Koith lilvfm-n, liolwrt Lulos.
Alun Xviilt. l.yl-Q Hall, lluuglns lizililvr. Imnivl Hustvtta-r. Ulizirlos Lutz-S. .lzinivs XVOod-
hz1mS. David Hnstvttvr, Rolu-rl, 124-srsiiigor, llic-lizlrd 1LlEl1S1lf'Y'Lfl'l', liivhzird XN'vlb0rn.
NVilliam Stutzmzm, Coach NV4'lborn.
1951 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Nappanee ..., ..,. 8 Goshen "B" .. 6
Nappanee ..,. .... 6 Columbia City 19
Nappanee .... .... O Knox .........,... 26
Ncippanee .... .... 7 North Judson 25
Nappanee .... .,.. O Rochester .................... .... 1 4
Nappanee .... .... 6 Ft. Wayne Concordia .... 19
Nappanee .,,, .,,, 2 Howe Military ......,..... .... 1 2
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Eddie Fest-er, student manager. Jesse Berger. Donald Malcolm. Fred XVilt, Philip
XV1'ipght, .Iamvs Rose, Carroll Coppes, James Hood, James Tobias, NVesley Hansen,
This marks the second year for football at
N.H.S. Although we did not have a winning sea-
son, we managed our first victory in modern
football history and gained the much needed ex-
perience in the game. Of course, most of the
credit goes to our coach, Mr. Welborn, who
efficiently produced a squad out of inexperienced
Coach Welborn, our pigslcin mentofr
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Bulldogs Win First Football Victory
The opening game of the season with the Goshen B team
marked Nappanee's first win in modern football history. Malcolm
tackled a Goshen man in back of the goal for two points. Then
with only seconds remaining, and Nappanee behind 2-6, Welborn
plunged over from the one-yard line to score a touchdown and
win the game by a score of 8-6.
ln the Columbia City game Nappanee didn't score but threaten-
ed once when they were on the one-yard line. The Eagles scored
in the second quarter with four seconds to play before the half
ended to make the score 6-0. ln the second half they scored
twice to win l9-0.
The Bulldogs traveled to Knox, but the Indians outplayed them,
scoring four times while holding the Dogs scoreless. McQuire and
Cook played outstanding games for Knox.
Back on Memorial Field the Nappanee team encountered North
Judson. The first half found the visitors ahead I3-7 after an
eighty yard drive by the Bulldogs, climaxed by a two yard quarter-
back sneak by Welborn. But North Judson came back in the
second half and went on to win with Banary and Fingerhut driving
hard for the visitors.
Hold That Line!
Left to Right-Don Malcolm. Roh Lutf-s, Phil Wright, limb .Ir-nsvn. Jum
Fuller, Dick Gessinger, Paul Flowers.
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At Rochester, the Zebras scored twice in the first period, one
touchdown being set up on a Nappanee fumble on the nineteen
yard line. The Bulldogs iust couldn't get going although they held
Rochester to a safety after the first quarter.
Next the Bulldogs traveled to Fort Wayne to play against a big
Concordia team. The home team built up an early lead of 13-0.
After that the two teams battled on an even basis. Both teams
LEFT-Practice with, dummy scfrirmnage.
MIDDLE-Kicking field goals.
RIGHT-Coach, Welborn gives instruction on line charging.
scored in the final quarter. Nappanee scored after losing the ball
to Concordia and recovering it again on fumbles: Welborn passed
to McCuen for the touchdown.
In the last game of the season the Bulldogs gave the unde-
feated Howe eleven a real scare. The half ended 2-0 in favor of
Nappanee, but the visitors went on to win the battle in the last
half by scoring two touchdowns.
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Top Row-I-. to R.: I
Norris Balsley, student manager, Donald Malcolm, Robert Lutes, Kelth McCuen,
Robert Jensen, Paul Flowers.
Bottom Row-I.. to R.:
Richard Hepler, Edwin Kern, George Sheets, Fred Wilt, James Mitterling.
One of the taller boys on the team, Don
gets his share of rebounds. His drive-in lay-
ups from the side and his free throw accuracy
are also outstanding.
George is a consistent shot on lay-ups and
driving iump shots from the foul circle. He
has been team high scorer in several games.
A hard-driving guard and a clean ball
handler, Rich is a fine prospect for next
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A flashy dribbler and ball handler, "Chick"
is an excellent long shot and his faking
keeps the opposition on the move.
"Shep," as center and biggest man on the
team, gives an excellent account of himself
under the basket. When the going is rough,
he's always in there.
"Fuzz" has always been a good ball handler
and skillful at feeding the ball in to men
under the basket, but he also scores when
points are most needed.
"Ich" Osbomel . . .
our hardwood mentor . . Ave- 43-75
"Keeter" was the team's high scorer in
the '51-'52 season. He is unusually
competent as a ball handler, long shot
artist, and driving under for lay-ups.
Ed's specialty is a medium-long shot
from about twenty-five feet out, which
has helped to break up several zone
defenses. He is also a valuable all-
around ball handler.
"Posey" is another long-shot artist and
his height plus iumping ability have
helped to keep the opponent's bank-
board clean and scoreboard at a mini-
"Benny" is another consistent rebound-
er and ball handler. Improving all
year, Benny will be a tough competi-
tor next season.
Columbia City 49
Washington Clay 44
New Paris 28
'tRemember, no dates this week, boys
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The 1951-52 Bulldogs showed a tremendous amount of spirit
and fight in rolling up a 15-9 record for the season. This included
upsetting Washington Clay, the St. Joseph County Champs, and
losing several heart-breakers by one and two point margins. The
highlight of the season was the sectional tournament performance.
The Bulldogs edged past Middlebury, defeated Concord in an over-
time, and beat Jefferson to go into the finals against the twenty-
point favorite, Elkhart. With amazing scrap and stamina the boys
followed Osborne's brilliant coaching in a game of possession
ball. Although we led until the final seconds, the breaks finally
went against Nappanee and Elkhart won by one basket in an
over-time period. The entire community is proud of the 1951-52
Blazers Escape Bulldogs in Sectional
Malcolm Jensen, and Ml?C'lL6'7L keep an eye on If this free throw fwoulcl haw been missed the
Moss of Concord! The Bulldogs won in rm over- Bulldogs would not only hare 'won the Sectional
lun: m tourney ploy! but have beaten, the No. It team m the qtatz
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Top Bow-I.. to B.:
Max Slabaugh, James Tobias, James Wnodhams, Walter Hershberger, Paul Parks, Larry
NVagner, Richard Rensberger.
Middl R w-I.. to R.:
Alan Wilt, Charles Vvalters, Lyle Hall, Douglas Kahler, Lamar Pletcher, Jesse Berger.
Bottom Bow-I.. to B.:
James Warren, Paul Bolinger, John Ingle, Daniel Hostetter, Robert Wyman, Wayne
SCHEDULE HOLIDAY TOURNEY
Nappanee 32 Kendallville Nappanee 31 Bourbon 19
Nuppcnee 31 Wakarusa Nappanee 24 Bremen 25
Nappanee 22 Warsaw Nappanee 30 Jimlown 26
Nappcnee 27 Goshen Nappanee 54 Washington-Clay 35
Nappunee 30 Concord Nappanee 38 Elkharl' 31
Nappanee 41 Rochester Nappqnee 40 Plymouth 38
Nappanee 33 Columbia City Nqppanee 33 New Paris 26
Nappanee 49 Madison Twp. Ncppanee 38 Bremen 39
Nappanee 28 Bremen Nappanee 43 Wakarusa 19
Nappanee 46 Culver 17
Nappanee 49 Milford 25
Total 719 Tolal 605
Average 35.5 Average 30.25
WON 12 LOST 8
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lt's a wonder the beams in the gym are still
there! Yes, our cheerleaders really had our
vocal cords trained for the games this year.
We want to congratulate our four peppy cheer-
leaders, Pat, Greta, Donna, and Glen for
keeping our school spirit right up on top.
Donning their snappy new uniforms, our
drum maiorette and twirlers led the marching
band in many entertaining pre-game and half-
time shows during the football season.
Stepping high, they also brought glory to the
organization on various other occasions.
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Left to Right: Lindzn Ph-l h 1
Mary .lu XX':1lI1-rs, :im 1
Left to Right: G1'vt:L I lg., 0
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Top R-ow-I-. to R.:
Mr. Best, George Fox, George
Sheets, Ronald Miller.
Bottom Bow-I.. to R.:
Edwin Kern, Paul Parks,
Ed, George, and Ron wafrm-
ing up for Cross-Country.
The Cross-Country team took part in three meets
in the 1951 season, running against four different
schools. Nappanee lost all three, but came close
to beating Warsaw in a triangular meet held at
Goshen. The last meet of the season was lost to
Howe, well known for its strong track teams.
Ron Miller placed several times, and other out-
standing members were George Sheets, James
Warren, Jim Mitterling, and George Fox.
Oct. 1 Nappanee 17 Elkhart 55
Oct. 9Triangular Meet Nappanee 18 Goshen 27
Nappanee 25 Warsaw 31
Oct. 19 Nappanee 19 Howe 40
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Top Picture, Top Bow-I.. to R.:
William Stutzman, Philip Wright, Jerry Lentz, John Brunso, Donald Malcolm, Coach Xvolhornz Second
Row-Gene Johnson, Wesley Hansen, Harvey Delfrees, David Hostetter, Keith BICCUPII, James Hose:
Bottom Row-Richard Welborn, Ronald Miller, Bernell Slabaugh, Martel Jennings, Fred VVilt.
Left-Ron Miller warms up for the mile.
Right--Keith McCuen practices the shot-put.
The Bulldogs enioyed a good season with four wins and six losses in regular competition. Nap-
panee also scored an easy victory in the County Meet. .lohnson tied the school record in the 100-
yard dash and Miller set a new record for themile. Although last year's graduates will be
missed, Coach WeIborn's men are expected to show another excellent season in l952.
Since the Napanet will be in the process of being printed before the '52 track season opens, it
is desirable to picture the '5l team.
k April 23
State Bank of Nappanee
Member of Federal Dep. Ins. Corp.
Nappanee-Ft. Wayne South
Girls Athletic Associotion
Row One-I.. to R.:
Clara Xvalters, Sandra Nettrour, Joan Andm-ws, Carol Andrews,
Marilyn Byror, Shirley Longtield, Abby Lev Hnssh-r. livlty Xvnml-
hams, Nancy Baumgartner, Barbara Stahly, .Danelle Ervin, l':1trivia
Tobias, Sally Stutzman, Judy Rose, ltairicia Corl.
Sally Stouder, Linda. Chandler, Nancy Peters. Joan Km-pp, Sally
Snider. Judy Martin, Mary Lou Miller, l'atricia Snider, llimzilwllm-
Rf'HSlJt'Fgi1l', Dorothy Mikel, Sue Martindale, Miss Uurlis, sponsor.
Patricia Keim, Jolene Klingaman, Patricia Losee, Jam-t lfishc-r, Neurol
Miller, Doris Balsley, Betty Yoder, Barbara McDonald, Linda Stump,
Ruth Kahler, Lulabelle H-epler, Lois Lvmna, Janet Klingamun.
What ave Patsy Losee and Pat Snider doing? Boys are not the only ones 'who can play
Just having a game of deck tennis. basketball! These energetic girls are Lulabelle
Hepler, Janet Fisher, Sally Snider, and Betty
itiH,,y tif' Yoder.
State Bank of Nappanee
-41-- Member of Federal Reserve System
THE CAMERA POINTS
L1 WIN M Ag -
"The bright golden days
of your school years are re-
flected in the pages of this
fine book which you have
created as a monument to
your class. All who have
worked and shared with
you in these eventful years
will enioy the memories this
volume will awaken. It will
be a testament to your
achievements. It may also
be a promise of greater ac-
complishments. Life will be
just as rich and full as you
will it to be. Meet the com-
ing years with the hope,
faith, and courage you now
espouse and happiness and
success will attend you. And
the best wishes of your
friends go with you al-
William R. Kendall
"The school year 1951-52 of which this
book records the highlights, was one filled
with student activity and hard work. lt has
been a year of genuine growth in school
spirit and outstanding achievement by an
unusual number of student organizations
The Napanet staff and their sponsor have
worked diligently and capably to give you a
lasting picture of this year's school life.
My best wishes and congratulations go to 'Q' al l
them and all who have had a part in the Eh Q f tis'
preparation of this book." 'iv I
James O. Weddle, Principal
Vitreous Steel Products Co.
Porcelain Enamel Products -44-
Edith Hoover, Mr. Ken-
Anna Lou Robertson, Mr
Anna Lou Robertson and Edith Hoover are two of the busiest
persons in the school. As the capable secretaries to the principal
and superintendent respectively, they are to be given much credit
for their services in clerical and general office work.
These gentlemen are
given the responsibility of
solving all problems that
arise concerning school
Seated around the table
are Harter A. Wright, Dr.
Douglas W. Price, Carlyle
A. Mutschler, William R.
Kendall, Charles W. Edler,
and Virgil Anglin.
The teachers deserve most of the credit in giving the
students of N.H.S. a well-rounded educational program.
Many of them gave their valuable time to help students
outside of regular school hours in both curricular and
L , .4
WAYNE BEST RAY HOPEWELL
Social Studies Science
Manchester College, A.B. .Purdue University
Indiana University, M.S. Indiana University, B.S.
JOHNSON DOUGLAS JESSE GERBER
Vocational Agriculture Industrial Arts, Diversified Occupations
Purdue, B.S.A. and M.S. Purdue University, B.S., M.S.
DORIS CURTIS LUCY MILES
Physical Education, Jr. High English English, Speech
Indiana State Teachers College, B.S. Indiana University, A.B.
LEWIS HABEGGER Northwestern University
Instrumental Music Goshen Cqllegg
Manchester College, B.S. Purdue Un'Ve"s'IY
Michigan State University ISHMAEL OSBORNE
I'IeGlII'l Gnd Physical EdUCGIlOI'l
Home Economics and Cafeteria Manager Indfana Slcfle Tgqchers College' B's'
Purdue University, B.S. Indmna Un'VerS'IY
CLARENCE HOLAWAY HASEY POSTMA
F re'gn Lang age , M th t' mmerce
Cgoshen Colletge, g.A. 0 emo ICS Gofhen College' A'B'
Indiana University, M.S. Indiana Unlverslty, M.C.S.
Indiana University, A.B.
University of California at Los Angeles
Ball State Teachers College
Willard M. Naylor Kroger Store
Insurance-Real Estate-Loans -46- Quality and Service
.Ilr. IJUUZLQIIIS. Mr. Ilfzlwggvr.
Mrs. Miles, and Mr. White hold a
between-classes teachers' meeting
in Mr. Kenr1ull's ojice.
LEONTINE JAMESON OLIVE WEAVER
Music English and Library
Skidmore College, B.A. Middle Tennessee State, B.S.
Northwestern University B.M.E. University of Illinois, BIS. in L.S.
MARY ROOD LUNDY WELBORN
Art Mathematics and Physical Education
Indiana State Teachers College, B.S. Butler University, B.S.
GA'-EN ROOSE Indiana University, M.S.
Mathematics LAWRENCE WHITE
Goshen College Social Studies
Manchester College Manchester College, A.B.
Indiana University, A.B., M.S. Ball State Teachers College
Purdue University Indiana University, M.S.
Miller Memorial Service Bremen Quality Cleaners
Monuments of Character -47- Odorless Dry Cleaning
PRESIDENT .....,.. 7 .V., . . .,.... James Rose
SECRETARY-TREASURER A Patricia Richmond
VICE-PRESIDENT -- ,...,iii...,.iii Glen Stump
CLASS FLOWER ,iE. ,ii.... i,i,EEiiEii R e d Rose
CLASS COLORS LLLL LLLL.vL,L..,...,,. I lied and Grey
CLASS MOTTO LLLL We can do anything we want
to do if we stick to it long enough.
It is said that "into each life a little rain must fall" . . .
we had a flood!!!!
With a bone-dry treasury we bravely ventured forth to
raise funds for a trip to Washington, D. C. Impossible?
Not with Jim Rose as our leader! We sold concessions at
ballgames, had successful taffy sales, and 'presented a senior
class play, "We Shook the Family Tree." We'll never forget
our trip to Washington!
Among our other activities was attending College Night
at Elkhart where we had interviews with representatives
from different colleges and universities. Also, six of our
seniors took scholarship tests from the four state colleges
or universities of Indiana.
Of course, we were all excited when Senior Week activi-
ties rolled around. We especially want to thank the juniors
for the line reception they gave us.
In spite of it all, there was a spirit of sadness when
commencement exercises drew near. We realized we were
leaving N.H.S. forever.
Ilcctvv M ll.-Lisle XV. Roose, M.D.
Ofhce Nappmu ind Van Buren Streets -48-
MARK BAMMEL "Mark"
B-and I, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band 2, 3, 4,
WILFRED BLESSING "Willy"
Hi-Y 3, 4, F.F.A. I, 2, 3, 4, Track I, 2,
3, Cross Country 3, Intramurals 2, 3, 4.
DELLA INA CHAPMAN "Sistie"
Napanet 4, Co-Editor of Napanet 4,
D'Bulldog I, 2, 3, 4, Y-Teens I, 2, 3, 4,
Y-Teens Secretary I, Thespians 2, Dra-
matics I, 2, Student Council I, Band
I, 2, 3, 4, Band Vice-.President 4, Pep
Band 4, Chorus 4, Robed Choir 4, Re-
ception Committee 3, Class President 2,
Girls' State 3, Operetta I, "Stranger
in the Night" I, "Doctor's Orders" 2,
Senior Class Play 4.
SHIRLEY DAVIS "Shirley"
Y-Teens I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 2, 3, 4,
F.H.A. Secretary-Treasurer 3.
DAVID BOWERS "Dave"
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Debate 2, 3, Active Atoms
3, 4, Chorus 2, 3, 4, Robed Choir 2, 3,
4, Track I, 2, Intramurals 2, 3, 4, Foot-
ball 3, Operetta 2, 3, Senior Class
ELDON DISHER "Eldy"
Napanet 4, Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Student Coun-
cil 3, Active Atoms 3, Cross Country 3,
Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4, Senior Class
MARTHA DICK "Martha"
Y-Teens I, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 2, 3, 4,
Chorus 2, Operetta 2.
JO ANN FARRINGTON "Jody"
Napanet 3, 4, Editor of Napanet 4,
D'Bulldog 'l, 2, 3, Y-Teens I, 2, 3, 4,
Thespians 2, Dramatics I, National
Honor Society 4, Student Council 4,
Student Council Secretary-Treasurer 4,
Band I, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 4, Robed Choir
4, Cheerleader 'l, 2, D.A.R. Representa-
tive 4, "Doctor's Orders" 2, Operetta
I, Senior Class Play 4.
You cam. count 011. Willy to be first in line!
JERALD FREET "Jerry"
F.F.A. I, 2, 3, 4, D.O.C. 3, 4, Football
3, Intramurals 2.
SCHUYLER FULLER, JR. "Juny"
Track 3, Football 3, 4, Intramurals l,
2, 3, 4.
PATRICIA HENLEY "Trish"
Napanet 4, D'Bulldog 'l, 2, 3, 4, Co-
Editor of D'Bulldog 4, Y-Teens I, 2,
3, 4, National Honor Society 4, Student
Council 2, 4, Band I, 2, 3, 4, Chorus
l, 4, Robed Choir 4, Reception Com-
mittee 3, Operetta I, Senior Class
BARBARA LECOUNT "Barb"
Y-Teens 'l, 2, 3, 4, Band 'l, 2, 3, Chorus
2, Operetta l, 2.
DOUGLAS GEYER "Doug"
Active Atoms 3, Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4.
ROGER GREENAWALT "Rog"
F.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. Secretary 3, 4,
Football 3, Intramurals l, 2, 3.
ARLENE LEHMAN "Arlene"
Y-Teens 3, F.H.A. l, Chorus 2, Oper-
AVIS LOSEE "Avis"
Y-Teens I, 2, 4.
We can't publish the "Na,paxnet" without a
Nappanee Milling Co., Inc.
Quality Flour and Feeds
With Sue and Mafrla at the piano, they
can't go wrong!
DAVID HOSTETTER "Dave"
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. l, 2, 4, Chorus
2, 3, 4, Robed Choir 3, 4, Track 2, 3, 4,
Football 3, 4, Intramurals 2, 3, 4.
ROBERT JENSEN "Bob"
Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Robed Choir 2, 3, 4,
Track l, 2, Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Soft-
ball 2, 3, Football 3, 4, Operetta 2, 3.
CAROL SUE MARTIN "Sue"
Napanet 4, D'Bulldog l, 2, 3, 4,
Y-Teens l, 2, 3, 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4,
Drum Maiorette 3, 4, Chorus l, 2, 4,
Robed Choir l, 2, 4, Reception Com-
mittee 3, Operetta l, 2.
HELEN MARLA MUTSCHLER "Marla"
Napanet 4, D'Bulldog 2, 3, 4, D'Bull-
dog Editor 4, Y-Teens l, 2, 3, 4, Na-
tional Honor Society 3, 4, National
Honor President 4, Student Council 3,
4, Student Council Secretary-Treasurer
3, Student Council Vice-President 4,
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Band President 4,
Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Robed Choir l, 2,
3, 4, Choir Accompanist 1, 2, 3, 4,
Reception Committee 3, Operetta 'l,
EARL EDWIN KERN "Ed"
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Hi-Y Secretary 3, Active
Atoms 3, Basketball 'l, 2, 3, 4, Intra-
murals l, Cross Country 4.
PAUL LECHLITNER "Lech"
F.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4, lntramurals 2, 3, 4.
PATRICIA RICHMOND "Pat"
D'Bulldog 2, 3, 4, Y-Teens 'l, 2, 3, 4,
Y-Teens President 3, Student Council 'l,
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 4, Chorus Vice-
President 4,, Dramatics 1, 2, Cheer-
leader l, 2, 4, Class Secretary-Treas-
urer l, 2, 3, 4, Reception Committee 3,
"Stranger in the Night" l, "Doctor's
Orders" 2, Operetta l, Senior Class
MARY ROCKSTROH "Mary"
Napanet 4, Y-Teens l, 3, 4, Y-Teens
President 4, National Honor Society 4,
Student Council 4, Band 1, 2, 3, Recep-
tion Committee 3.
Emma ' 5 , if
U . J!! r
Ray Shank Motors
House of Harter, Goshen, Indiana.
Time out for the "pause that 'l'6f'I'6Sh6S.,,
JAMES MESSNER "Jim"
D.O.C. 45 Intramurals 2, 4.
ROBERT METZLER "Bob"
Napanet 45 D'Bulldog 45 Hi-Y 3, 45
Debate 2, 3, 45 National Honor Society
45 Student Council 45 Active Atoms 3, 4.
MONNA SECHRIST "Monna"
Y-Teens l, 2, 3, 45 G.A.A. 'l5 D.O.C. 45
D.O.C. Secretary 45 Reception Com-
mittee 35 Senior Class Play 4.
DOLORES WEAVER "Dolores"
Y-Teens 3, 45 F.H.A. 2, 35 D.O.C. 45
D.O.C. Vice-President 45 Jacksonville,
Arkansas: Journalism 25 Class Secre-
RONALD MILLER "Ron"
L D'Bulldog 45 Active Atoms 3, 45 Track
l, 2, 3, 45 Softball 2, 35 Cross Country
3, 45 Intramurals l, 2, 3, 45 Class Vice-
JAMES MITTERLING "Chick"
Hi-Y 2, 3, 45 Hi-Y Vice-President 45
F.F.A. l, 25 Band l, 2, 3, 45 Track 25
Basketball l, 2, 3, 45 Cross Country
3, 45 Class President 25 Class Vice-
President 35 Intramurals l.
BETTY SHARKEY "Betty"
Y-Teens 3, 45 Librarian l, 2, 3, 45
JO ANN SHIVELY "Shive"
D'Bulldog 3, 45 Y-Teens l, 2, 3, 45
Band l, 2, 3, 45 Chorus l, 45 Reception
Committee 35 Cheerleader lp Senior
Class ,Play 4.
JAMES ROSE "Mauri"
Napanet 4, Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Hi-Y Chaplin
2, Hi-Y President 4, Class President 3,
4, Active Atoms 3, 4, Boys' State 3,
Track 2, 3, 4, Football 3, 4, Intra-
murals 2, 3, 4.
GEORGE SHEETS "George"
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A.
Vice-President 4, Student Council 2,
Track 3, Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Cross
Country 3, 4, Intramurals l.
MARY SLABAUGH "Mary"
Y-Teens l, 2, 3, 4, National Honor
Society 3, 4, National Honor Secretary-
Treasurer 3, 4, Student Council 3, 4,
G.A.A. l, Reception Committee 3, Band
l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 'l, 2, 3, 4, Robed
Choir 'l, 2, 3, 4, Operetta l, 2, 3.
SALLY SNIDER "Sally"
Napanet 4, Y-Teens l, 3, 4, G.A.A. 4,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Reception Committee 3.
DAVID STOUDER "Dave"
Napanet 3, 4, Napanet Business Man-
ager 4, D'Bulldog 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4,
Pep Band l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 'l, 2, 3, 4,
Chorus President 4, Robed Choir 1, 2,
3, 4, Track l, 2, Softball 'l, 2, Intra-
murals 1, 2, 3, Operetta l, 2, 3, Senior
Class Play 4.
GLEN STUMP "Glen"
Hi-Y 3, 4, Hi-Y Secretary 4, F.F.A. l,
2, 3, District F.F.A. Treasurer 2, F.F.A.
Treasurer 3, National Honor Society 4,
National Honor Vice-President 4, Stu-
dent Council 4, Active Atoms 3, Chorus
4, Robed Choir 4, Class Vice-President
4, Cheerleader 3, 4, Basketball l, 2.
RUBY TOBIAS "Ruby"
Y-Teens l, 2, 3, Librarian 2, 3, 4,
G.A.A. 1, D.O.C. 4.
JACQUELYN THOMPSON "Jackie"
D'Bulldog 4, Y-Teens 4, Chorus 4,
Senior Class Play 4.
The Seniors make good use of the libfrafry.
Elkhart Farm Bureau
Co-operative Association, Inc.
That must be am interesting paper Jim
WILLIAM STUTZMAN "Stutzie"
Track 3, Football 3, 4, Intramurals 2,
JAMES TROXEL "Jim"
F.F.A. 'l, 2, 3, 4, Intramurals 2, 3, 4.
ARLENE WELTY "Arlene"
Y-Teens I, 3, 4, Y-Teens Secretary 4,
F.H.A. 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. Vice-President 3,
F.H.A. President 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4.
MARIE WILSON "Marie"
D'Bulldog l, 2, 3, 4, Y-Teens I, 2, 3, 4,
Reception Committee 3, Band I, 2,
3, 4, Pep Band 4, Chorus 'l, 2, 3, 4,
Robed Choir I, 2, 3, 4, Operetta I,
2, 3, Senior Class .Play 4.
RICHARD WELBORN "Rich"
Hi-Y 3, 4, Student Council 3, Track 3,
Basketball 3, Football 3, 4, Intra-
WAYNE WELTY "Wayne"
F.F.A. I, 2, 3, 4, F.F.A. President 4,
Intramurals 3, 4.
FRED WlLT "Fuzz"
D'Bulldog 3, Hi-Y 2, 3, 4, Debate I, 2,
3, 4, National Honor Society 3, 4, Stu-
dent Council 3, 4, Student Council
President 4, Class Vice-President 3, Re-
ception Committee 3, Active Atoms
3, 4, Band I, 2, 3, 4, Track I, 2, 3, 4,
Basketball l, 2, 3, 4, Football 3, 4,
PHILIP WRIGHT "PhiI"
Hi-Y 3, 45 Hi-Y Chaplin 45 Active
Atoms 35 Reception Committee 35 Track
I, 2, 3, 45 Basketball I5 Football 3, 45
Intramurals 2, 3, 45 Senior Class Play 4.
JOHN ZIMMERMAN "John"
Debate 45 F.F.A. l, 25 Intramurals lg
Senior Class Play 4.
John and Phil receive the proofs for their
Try outs for "We Shook the Fwmfily Tree."
I t's the senior girls primrping again!
Fred Wilt ..... ................. S peech and Scholarship
. . . valedictorian . . . speech training at University of Denver and
Northwestern University . . . being considered for large scholar-
ship to Northwestern . . . in top ten speakers of the House of
Representatives in the Student Legislative Assembly at Purdue . . .
Varsity Debater for four years . . .
Robert Metzler ...........,.................................. Science
. . . honorable mention in the Westinghouse Talent Search . . .
amateur radio operatorg his own station W9MKF . . .
Mary Rockstroh and Sally Snider ..............,......... Art
. . . specialize in landscapes, oil paintings . . . source of posters
for school activities . . . stage settings for operettas . . . maioring
in art in college . . .
Napanee Kitchens P- 56 -
Marla Mutschler .............................................. Music
. . . first chair flutist in band . . . choir accompanist . . . played in
first violin section of the symphony orchestra at lnterlochen Music
Camp . . . offered scholarship to attend lnterlochen . . . first
violinist in Elkhart Symphony Orchestra . . .
Robert Jensen ............................................. Sports
. . . gridiron center . . . varsity basketball player . . . in top ten
scorers of the county . . . has participated in track in shot-put
events . . .
James Rose ............................................ Leadership
. . . president of class in junior and senior years . . . led all
money-making projects for reception and to promote senior trip
. . . Hi-Y president . . .
Wilfred Blessing ...................................... 'Agriculture
. . . member of F.F.A. for four years . . . participated on iudging
teams . . . Junior 4-H leader . . . received 4-H medal for health
and safety leadership . . . excellent farm program at home . . .
Pioneer award for corn yield . . ,
- 57 - Napanee Kitchens
I, Mark "Are you fer' real?" Bammel, will my wit and ability to twist my face
into humorous contortions to "Posey" Flowers who taught me what I already know.
I, Wilfred "Bashful" Blessing, will my shyness around girls to George Fox who
could certainly use some of it.
I, David "Vasileno" Bowers, will my Valentino air along with my pegged
pants and white bucks to Walter Hershberger to win the love of a lady.
I, Della Ina "Calories" Chapman, will my one and only love-food, to Molly
Jo Tobias so that she can develop her trapezius and Iatissimus dorsi.
I, Shirley "Country gal" Davis, will my home-making ability to the girls in next
year's home economics class provided they can eat what they cook.
I, Martha "Take a Ietter" Dick, will my secretarial accomplishments to Greta
Bigler to use at the Pletcher Motor Company.
I, Eldon "Blow-it-up" Disher, will my world-shaking experiments to Jane
McGilIen provided the chemistry lab is still existing by next year.
l, Jerald "More or Iess" Freet, will my cherished White Owl cigars to Jim Burt
to make next year's senior trip an enjoyable one.
I, Junior "Skipper" Fuller, will my unchallenged record of never being in
school over three days a week to Pat Keim who already has a good start. I
I, Douglas "Shortstuff" Geyer, will my stature to Wesley Hansen who could use
a little moderation.
I, Roger "Speedy" Greenawalt, will my ability of driving 95mph on gravel
roads to Billie Main to use with his motor scooter.
I, Patricia "Lung power" Henley, will my sudden outbursts and piercing
screams at the ball games to anyone who can do as well to make the opposite
team miss their free throws.
I, David "Spit-curl" Hostetter, will my secret formula for keeping my hair
curly to Carol Jo Baumgartner so she won't complain about her hair always being
l, Robert "Love 'em and leave 'em" Jensen, will my interests in Bremen to
Kenny Mitterling provided Road 6 is still usable.
I, Edwin "Tricks" Kern, will my novelty plays and fancy passes in basketball
to Keith McCuen to add to his own ability.
I, Barbara "Giggles" LeCount, will my lasting friendship with Betty Hochstettler
to Shirley Longfield to share with Janet Fisher.
I, Arlene "Tru-coIor" Lehman, will my long blonde hair to Marcia Mutschler so
she won't have to bring out the peroxide bottle when the "peroxide bug" attacks
l, Avis "True-Story" Losee, will my pastime of devouring true-love and
romantic adventure stories to Pegge Arch who already has an over-flowing supply
I, Sue "Know 'em aIl" Martin, will my knowledge of a great variety of iokes
to Jane Loudermilk provided she keeps them circulating next year.
I, James "Angel" Messner, will my ability to turn Mrs. Rood's hair grey to Bob
Lutes who is certainly following in my footsteps.
I, Robert "S.H.B.B." Metzler, will my high principles to some Gooneybird
member who can certainly use them.
I, Ronald "Worry-wart" Miller, will my chewed off fingernails and worried
expressions because of girl troubles to Junior Phillips who so far has been getting
along famously with his steady.
I, James "Love 'em in the band room" Mitterling, will' my extra-curricular band
activities to Dan Hostetter to keep up the high standards of the men in the baritone
R km C 11 d r Neuhauser Hatcherles
lxgbragge .iggxllcyg - 58- "Good Luck Chlcks
I, Marla "Busy-bee" Mutschler, will my ability of attending five different meet-
ings during one Activity Period to Jolene Klingaman as she will need it as next
year's editor of D'Bulldog.
We, ,Patricia "Eat-up-the-profits" Richmond and Jo Ann "Can I get off Saturday
night?" Farrington, will our iobs at Johnsons' Drug Store to anyone who is brave
enough to wait on the tables when school is dismissed in the afternoon.
I, Mary "Skyscraper" Rockstroh, will my height to next year's basketball team
so they can look down on Elkhart.
I, James "Never say die" Rose, will my duties as senior class president to the
poor unfortunate iunior who can survive through it all next year.
We, Monna "Engaged" Sechrist and Betty "Betrothed" Sharkey, will our
success in hooking a man in our senior year to any lucky iunior girls who think
they can do as well.
I, George "Desk carver" Sheets, will my nasty little carving weapons to my
sister, Norma, in order tlfat the name "Sheets" may appear forever on the desks of
I, Jo Ann "Hot-rod" Shively, will my taxi-cab service to Terry Hamsher if her
car can take it like my faithful Ford has.
I, Mary "Not always quiet" Slabaugh, will my quiet manner to my little
brother, Max, knowing that he could surely use it.
I, Sfally "Michaelangelo" Snider, will my artistic ability to the poor soul who
has to paint posters for next year's senior class play.
I, David "Gleep-gleep" Stouder, will my sacred membership in the original
Gooney-birds to any red-blooded American boy who can live up to the high moral
standards of the organization.
I, Glen "Muscles" Stum'p, will my bulging biceps to Jack Ulery to take my place
as lover-boy of N.H.S.
I, William "Dead-eye" Stutzman, will my unerring accuracy in throwing erasers
to John Tobias as long as he does not receive a detention slip for it.
I, Jacquelyn "Safe and sane?" Thompson, will my ability to kill two chickens
and run into a ditch on the same day to Lois Sechrist, knowing that she can live
up to it.
I, Ruby "Dark-eyes" Tobias, will my coal black hair to Helen Huff to help
bring hers back to its original shade.
We, James "Mow 'em down" Troxel and Paul "First-served" lechlitner, will
our mad dash from Ag class to the lunch line to next year's track team.
I, Dolores "Recitation" Weaver, will my volunteering to answer questions to
any timid soul who expects to get a good grade by keeping his mouth shut.
I, Richard "Makin' out" Welborn, will my steady romance with a certain
sophomore to Jim Reed and Johanna Jerles who already have a good start.
I, Arlene "Practice makes perfect" Welty, will the long hours of practice in
mastering the bassoon to Mary Helen Pippen who does a good iob of it now.
I, Wayne "Ping for serve" Welty, will my noon hour ping pong prowess to Bob
Wyman who is already becoming a "pro."
I, Marie "Party-line" Wilson, will my ability to dig up gossip for the D'Bulldog
to next year's society columnist in hopes that she can keep the ears of N.H.S.
I, Fred "Patrick Henry" Wilt, will my fluency in oratorical talents to Mr. White
to increase the attention in government class.
I, Philip "Get out there and sell!" Wright, will my iron hand in selling con-
cessions at the ball games to any poor iunior who has the iob next year.
I, John "Laughing boy" Zimmerman, will my hearty horse-laugh to anyone in
next year's government class to use for Mr. White's iokes.
Freets Texaco Service . Igabelles Shoppe
Gas, 011 Lub1'iC2ti0n and Washlrlg -59- Ladies' and Children's Apparel and Glfts
MARK BAMMEL and DAVE STOUDER have taken advantage of their musical
talents. They have their own band now, playing Christmas carols for the Salvation
WILFRED BLESSING has a iob at Marshall Fields selling ladies lingerie. He gets
more commission than any other clerk.
DAVE BOWERS is a three-letter man at Yale-knitting, crocheting, and em-
SISTIE CHAPMAN is head of the "Della's Dainty Dollies" school for girls to
develop poise and good manners!
SHIRLEY DAVIS is now chief cook and bottle washer in the school cafeteria.
MARTHA DICK is a hit in the broadway musicals! She is known as the world's
most famous ballerina.
ELDON DISHER is back in Nappanee High School! No, not a teacher-He's
still trying to pass the chemistry course!
JODY FARRINGTON finally learned how to drive and as a matter of fact,
"Fearless Farry" broke all records and won the gold cup at the Indianapolis speed-
JERRY FREET is sole proprietor of a gasteria. His employees are beautiful
girls on roller skates!
You can tell JUNY FULLER really loved school. He has taken over Mr. Welborn's
duties-including issuing absence slips!
DOUG GEYER plays center for the Fort Wayne Pistons-on stilts!
ROGER GREENAWALT is the star of the show at the New Paris Speedway. He
decided to turn his Dodge into a hot-rod!
CHICK MITTERLING, the most eligible single man in Nappanee, is contemplating
on getting a room at PAT HENLEY'S home for retired bachelors.
DAVE HOSTETTER is super-salesman of men's clothing at Stillsons' Sporting
BOB JENSEN repairs watches in a local iewelry store-a iob that requires
nimble fingers as well as brainwork.
ED KERN is still a good long shot-he is quite a professional in betting on the
horses in Miami.
PAUL LECHLITNER is now a Hollywood celebrity. His most recent film was en-
titled "The Return of Valentino."
BARBARA LECOUNT is taking shorthand of the trials in the Supreme Court of the
ARLENE LEHMAN is in New York posing for peroxide ads.
AVIS LOSEE is now a famous novelist. She recently completed a best-seller,
"My Personal Romance."
SUE MARTIN is an authority on "How to Gain Weight!" It must be the married
life, she's gained at least two pounds since graduation!
As we all expected, JIM MESSNER turned out to be a preacher! His sermon
last Sunday was "The Evils of Drink."
BOB METZLER is now in Hollywood starring in "The lOtherl Thing."
RON MILLER, who has broken all records set by Gehrmann and Wilt, is now
running the mile in the Olympics.
Stuckman's Shoe Store Nappanee Greenhouse
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MARLA MUTSCHLER turned down an offer to play in the London Symphony
Orchestra. She found out violin strings were made of cat-gutg her love for felines
was far too great to accept the offer.
PAT RICHMOND spends most of her time raising little-pigs? Her farm is
located about eight miles south of town.
MARY ROCKSTROH and SALLY SNIDER are now famous painters--they are kept
pretty busy going from farm to farm painting barns!
JIM ROSE is serving a twenty year sentence in the state penitentiary for robbing
the State Bank of Nappanee. lHis dad, cashier of the bank, wouldn't give him
MONNA SECHRIST quit her iob at Schultz's Dime Store. She now has a full-
time iob of raising "little Methodists."
BETTY SHARKEY has a happy married life with her three sets of twins.
GEORGE SHEETS runs the bus lines between Nappanee and the metropolis of
JO SHIVELY leads a homey life on her husband's farm. Every morning at
4 a.m. you can find her milking cows.
MARY SLABAUGH and MARIE WILSON are continuing with their musical
careers. They sing commercials for the Rival Dog Food Company.
GLEN STUMIP is the new Sunday School superintendent at Union Center.
BILL STUTZMAN plays center for the Cleveland Bears. They are known as the
best professional football team in Cleveland.
JACKIE THOMPSON married a wealthy Texan. She is usually seen galloping
along the range yodeling "l Got Spurs."
RUBY TOBIAS spends most of her time knitting in an old folks home.
The talents of JIM TROXEL and WAYNE WELTY were discovered at one of our
basketball games. They are now at Madison Square Gardens opening coke bottles
in the lobby!
DOLORES WEAVER is the proud mother of a family of twelve children-all
RICH WELBORN has succeeded Mr. White as Hi-Y sponsor. It is rumored the
club has a new constitution and by-laws.
ARLENE WELTY has the well-known title as "queen" of the New York gambling
FRED WILT, well-known for organizing the M.C.T.U. lMen's Christian Temper-
ance Unionl, has been asked to run as the prohibition nominee for the presidency.
PHIL WRIGHT was driven out of the undertaking business because a new
vitamin pill was discovered. He reached new heights though-he is now a pole-
JOHN ZIMMERMAN has gone far in the radio field. He is hired by Arthur
Godfrey to sit in the audience and laugh at his jokes!
Nappanee Implement and Supply Co. O. N. Lentz D D S
Farm Equlpment --61- 1545 East Market Street
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SECRETARY-TREASURER -- .... Jolene Klingaman
Mutschler Brothers Company
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What a busy year we've had!
First of all, Carol Jo Baumgartner, Greta Bigler, and
Jane Strauss were selected as our National Honor Society
Our magazine sales took up all of our time for a few
weeks, but it netted us a large profit. Of course the party
given by the losing home room was enjoyed immensely.
Another time-taking project was our Junior-Senior Re-
ception, but even the seniors agree that it was well worth
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VICE-PRESIDENT ............... ..-- .... Jesse Berger
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WE SOPHOMORES, the CLASS of '54,
. . . Have had fun, especially at our class party at Hobo
Haven Where everyone acted and dressed his Worstg or
could it have been his best?
. . . Have rung doorbells to show our salesmanship in
selling 'pound after pound of candy for our class treasury.
Oh, how our feet fan-d stornachsl ached until all the candy
. . . Have studied oh, so hard, to keep up thos-e grades at
B average which a large percentage of the class was able to
Our Student Council members were Shirley Losee and
Jack Ulery and our sponsors were Mrs. Miles and Mr.
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Carol Esther Miller
Molly Jo Tobias
Mary Ellen Troxel
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PRESIDENT .... -- ,,...., . James Eilers
V1c1:-PRESIDENT ....................,. Daniel Hostetter
SECRETARY-TREASURER , ,,., Janice Stickel
No, we aren't any different from any other freshman
class. Of course, we were excited when we began our first
year of high school!
We had a diflicult time during our class meetings to get
all of us to agree upon a class party. But we did come to
one decision during the first semester, for we had a Hallo-
ween party in the little gym.
We want to thank Mr. White and Mr. Gerber for being
our sponsors. Also. We are grateful to our Student Council
representatives, Marcia Mutschler and Mary Jane Frenger.
J. A. Arnott and Son Wright Funeral Home
Real Estate and Insurance -66- Ambulance Service
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Mary Jane Frenger
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Abby Lee Hosslrr
Mary Ellen .Innes
Sarah Lee Lopp
Carol June Miller
Mary Lou Miller
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Carol Jeanette Andrews
Linda Kay Clizlndlt-r
.It-11111-tte ,Sue Ervin
Lowell Harman, Jr.
XVilliam Keifer, Jr.
Vnndn Sue Loscc
Kay Frances Stouder
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Norma Jean Ingle
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Northern Indiana Brass
South Bend School of Commerce
Bread Truck Driver
South Bend School of Commerce
South Bend School of Commerce
Mrs. Bill Harman
U. S. Marines
Indiana State Teachers College
U. S. Navy
Mrs. Dewey Eppley
U. S. Army
Nappanee Lumber 8. Manufacturing Company
Mrs. Duane Warren
Northern Indiana Brass
East Side Food Market
Mrs. Max Hollar
U. S. Air Force
U. S. Air Force
Miller Lumber 8. Coal Co.
CIipp's Auto Supply Co.
Rexall Drug Store
Mutschler Bros. Co.
Nappanee Lumber 81 Manufacturing Company
Nappanee Lumber 8. Manufacturing Company
Mutschler Bros. Co.
Nappanee Telephone Company
Rensberger Standard Service
Blue Bell Inc.
Nappanee State Bank
Fideke Dry Cleaners
Nappanee Lumber 8. Manufacturing Company
Nappanee Lumber 81 Manufacturing Company
City Electric Company
Mrs. Merril Pippen
U. S. Air Force
South Bend, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
South Bend, Indiana
West Lafayette, India
Terre Haute, Indiana
North Manchester, Indiana
Indianapolis Engraving Co
and Engravers of Yearbooks
Jane Strauss and Mary Rockstroh are the busy workers at
the bookstore. Under the supervision and management of Mr.
Holaway, we are able to purchase all the supplies we need.
What would we do without "Annie" our friendly school
nurse? When any of us had an ache or a pain, she was always
willing and ready to help.
Noble Flowers, Robert Shaw, and David Anderson have the
iob of keeping our school neat and clean. How would you like
to sweep 32,892 feet of 'floor everyday as our ianitors do?
Every day hundreds of students fall in line for "chow" at the
cafeteria. The cooks have prepared some tasty meals for us
Alumni .,.... .... 7 1
Band ....... 20-2l
Basketball ..... 34-37
Bookstore .... .... 7 0
Cafeteria ....... .... 7 0
Calendar ....... 24-27
Cheerleaders ....... .... 3 8
Choir ............ .... 2 2
Classes ............ 6-9
Class Prophecy 60-61
Class Will ........ ...... 5 8-59
Contents ....... . 4
Cross Country ..... ,... 3 9
Custodians ......... .... 7 0
Debate ........................ 17
Diversified Occupations .... .A.. 1 8
Eighth Grade ............. .... 6 8
Events ........... 5
Faculty ...... ...... 4 6-47
Football ...... 30-33
Freshmen ....... 66-67
Future Farmers .,... . 19
Future Homemakers ..... . 19
G. A. A. ............... . 41
Hi-Y ...... .... 1 4
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Librarians ....,.. . 'I7
Maiorettes ......,... . 38
Napanet Staff ................ . 'I2
National Honor Society ,,,,,,, , 16
Nurse ............................ - 70
Outstanding Seniors ...... .....,.
Senior Week ...... . 23
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Student Council ..... , I6
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