Ness City High School - Eagle Yearbook (Ness City, KS)
- Class of 1954
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Text from Pages 1 - 76 of the 1954 volume:
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Ness Clty H1gh School W1th the unt1r1ng efforts of my yearbook
staff I'm here to tell you a story about "Our School
The t1me of our story 1S the school year of 1953 1954 and every
event occurred rlght here at N C H S Wlth the passlng of t1me
the echoes of our school l1fe Wlll grow falnter and fa1r1ter and then
d1e away Gone forever wlll be the routlne of school l1fe the fun
we had, and the fr1ends we made Here we supplled the p1ctures
and words to preserve your memorles No matter what the
future may hold, 1ts wars, 1ts peace, 1ts shortcormngs, you w1ll
real1ze "the true va1ue" of school days But now let's turn
the pages of thms book to see nostalglc scenes and watch the plnt
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I would be honest for it always pays.
I would be courteous for it is due my schoolmates
I would be friendly for friendship stays.
I would be ii, be it loss or victory.
Among good s I can be nothing less.
I would be studious for my life demands it.
Thru these ideals will I strengthen N. C. H. S.
NESS CITY MOTOR CO.
FRITZLER ICA SUPER MARKET
WE DEDICATE TO YOUTH .....
As the 1954 graduates are handed their diplomas, they will embark on
the road of life ahead, wherever it may take them.
And proceeding side by side with youth along that road will be progress
With that eagerness to advance which only youth can provide and with the
wisdom which youth can obtain only from older generations, that road will
lengthen. Each problem faced, whether or not the answer will prove to be
the true one, will be a stepping-stone.
Today, as youth leaves through graduation, the world of high school
and its joys, it will be met by the seriousness of living in an age of atomic
power. And on the shoulders of youth will be placed the consequence of
This book is dedicated to the youth of the Ness City High School with
the hope that the goal which they seek will be inspired by a higher Power
than that which a scientist could provide.
As youth moves, so shall the progress of the world.
"The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity."
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BOARD MEMBERS: Elmer Humburg, Fred Burditt, and
Roy H. Billings.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
The annals of no academic institution are
eg written by students, teachers and administrators
alone. In addition there are those who, "after
hours" give unselfishly of their leisure and
energy with little or no compensating returns.
So it is with the policy making body of this
school, our Board of Education
Cicero once said, "For the administration
of the government, like the office of a trustee,
must be conducted for the benefit of those
to whom it is entrusted. " Because we believe
the foregoing reflects the philosophy under
which, our present board operates.
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OVER OUR PRINCIPAIJS DESK
HAROLD E. DURST
"Education for Good Living" is the
keynote of a modern high school curricu-
lum. Through it, our lives are broadened
and enriched. Freedom, Prosperity,
and Happiness are the results of an
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This group of office helpers are
truly helpful to assume the sense of
responsibility and co-operation by
following the principal's correct
procedure of taking and giving telephone
messages along with other regular
office routine. They are Harold Durst,
Principalg Carroll Stecklein, Orvis
Kiser, Mary Holmes, Tom Kohl, Vera
Anne McCoy, and Beverly Petersilie.
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Along with his duties as principal
Harold Durst teaches two classes
in biology and one in chemistry Here
he is explaining an experiment to his
LELAND V. HIGH
WILLIAM T, GOLD SMITH
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ELMO MERRITT MABEL PUGH
Fifth Grade Sixth Grade
WALTER COKER ROBERT PFANNENSTIEL
Day after day, week after week,
month after month, the hands of these
men have completed tasks without
which our school system could not have
continued. Like an unobserved brownie,
-VQE and Q2 come, accomplish and
depart--leaving behind them polished
floors. shining windows, shoveled walks,
and heated rooms. Besides these more
material things, they help to make the
day more rosy by their interest and
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SARAH BOYD FUNK
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J' FRONT ROW: Gerald Oppliger, Vice-President, Dick Fmmn
President. SECOND ROW: DeLynn Humburg, Treasurer
Donna Munch, Secretary. BACK ROW: Harold Durst Spon
CHERISHED MEMORIES sor, LuE1ma Murray, Co-Sponsor.
It seemed this time would never come,
But the day is here at last,
When we must face the future,
With memories of the past. CLASS FLOWER
The beloved words of "Auld Lang Syne, "
Many voices sing, CLASS COLORS
"Good Luck, Good Health, To your Success," Blue and White
Other voices ring.
Our hands are clasped in parting, "Tonight We Launch,
Warm tears fill our eyes, Where Shall We Anchor'7 "
And each minute it gets harder,
To say those last goodbyes.
But pleasant thoughts within our hearts,
Will never, never die.
Instead, they will be cherished,
As the fleeting years go by.
Senior Trip to Rockaway Beach, Missouri
SLAGLE IMPLEMENT AND SERVICE
Majors: English, Commerce: Minors: Math, History, Home Ec. 5 Band 2-45
Mixed Chorus 3, 4: Glee Club 1, 3,45 Pep Band 45 Soph., Jr, and Sr. Plays:
Thespian 2-45 Student Council 35 Annual Staff 4: Pep Club 3, 45 Y-Teens
1-45 Scholarship 1-45 Eagle Observer 45 Eagleaires 4.
Majors: English, Science, Math: Minors: History, Shop: Band 1-4: Mixed
Chorus 2-4: Basketball 1-4: Football 1-4: N-Club 1-45 Class Officer 1-35
Student Council 3, 45 Thespian 2,-4: Track 1, 2, 4: Jr, Play: One Act Plays
25 Annual Staff 25 Radio Drama 25 Brass Sextet 4.
Majors: Social Science, English: Minors: Math, Commerce, Home Ec.:
Band 1-45 Mixed Chorus 1, 3,45 Glee Club 1, 3, 4: Pep Band 45 Thespian
2-45 Soph., Jr. and Sr. Plays: Student Council 1,4: Annual Staff 3, 4:
Pep Club 3,4 fPres, 355 Scholarship 1, 3,45 Y-Teens 1-4 fPres. 415 Flute
Trio 1-3: Flute Quartet 45 WKEA League Literary Contest 15 Class Officer
Majors: English, History, Science: Minors: Shop, Math: Soph., Jr, and
Sr. Plays: Basketball 1-45 Football 1-4: Baseball 1-45 Class Officer 25 N-
Club 2-4: Scholarship 3, 45 Eagle Observer 4 fEditorJ: Track 1.
Majors: Commerce, English, History, Home Ec.: Glee Club 25 FHA 45
Annual Staff 45 Eagle Observer 45 Pep Club 4: Scholarship 4.
Majors: English, History, Voc, Ag.: Minors: Math: Football 1-4: Track 1-
35 FFA 1-3: N-Club 3, 4.
DAWN ELDA REED
Majors: Commerce, English: Minors: Math, History, Home Ee.: Science-
Annual Staff 45 Y-Teens 3, 45 Eagle Observer 45 Radio Drama 3.
Majors: English, Math, Voc. Ag.: Minors: Commerce, History, Science:
Mixed Chorus 3, 4: Basketball 1-45 Football 1-45 Baseball 1-4: Ir, and Sr.
Plays: FFA 1, 25 Annual Staff 4: N-Club 2-45 Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: English, Shop: Minors: History, Commerce: Band 1-4: Basketball
15 Football 1-35 TI'3.Ck 1-35 FFA 4.
Majors: English, Voc, Ag.: Minors: Man. Tr., History: Mixed Chorus 2,4:
Track 15 FFA 3,4.
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Majors: English, Voc, Ag. , History: Minors: Shop: Basketball 1-4: Foot-
ball 1: FFA 3, 4: Annual staff 4: Baseball 1-4: N-Club 2-4.
Majors: History, English, Commerce: Minors: Home Ec,: Band 3, 4: Mixed
Chorus 1-4: Glee Club 1-4 QStudent Director 41: Triple Trio 1-3: Pep
Band 4: Scholarship 1-4: Class Officer 1, 2, 4: Annual Staff 3, 4 fEditor 41:
Eagle Observer 4: Football Queen 4 fCandidatej: Sr, Play.
Majors: Science, English, History: Minors: Shop, Math: Mixed Chorus 2-
4: Basketball 1: Football 1-4: Track 1-3: Soph. Play: Student Council 4:
N-Club 2-4: Eagle Observer 4: Yearbook King 4.
Majors: History, English: Minors: Commerce: Basketball 2, 3: Annual Staff
4: Scholarship 3: Y-Teens 2-4: Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: History, English: Minors: Science, Shop: Football 1, 2: FFA 3:
Mixed Chorus 1, 2: Eagle Observer 4.
SHELBY KAY BORGER
Majors: History, English: Minors: Commerce, Home Ec, : Mixed Chorus
1-4: Glee Club 1-4: Jr., and Sr. Plays: Annual Staff 4: Sextet 3: Pep Club
3: Yearbook Queen 1 fCandidateJ: Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: History, English, Math, Voc. Ag.: Basketball 1-4: Football 3,4:
Track 1-3: FFA 1-3: N-Club 3, 4.
Majors: Commerce, English, Home Ec, : Minors: Math, History: Glee
Club 3: Ir. Play: Student Council 3: Annual Staff 4: Pep Club 3, 4: Eagle
Observer 4: Yearbook Queen 3 fCandidateJ.
Majors: English, History, Voc, Ag.: Minors: Commerce: Mixed Chorus
2-4: FFA 1-3.
Majors: English, History: Minors: Math, Shop: Band 1,2: Basketball 1:
Football 1-4: Baseball 1, 2, 4: Track 1, 2: Eagle Observer 4: N-Club 2-4:
Majors: English, History, Math5 Minors: Shop, Science: Mixed Chorus 3-
45 Band 1-45 Basketball 1, 3,45 Football 1-45 Track 1-45 Soph. and Sr.
Plays: Student Council 45 Annual Staff 3-45 Class Officer 3-45 N-Club
3-45 Boys' Octet 35 Eagleaires 45 Football King 45 Trumpet Trio 25 Brass
Majors: English, History, Commerce5 Minors: Home Ec. 5 Band 2-45 Glee
Club 1, 3, 45 Pep Band 3-45 Basketball 1-45 Soph., Jr. and Sr. Plays: One
Act Play 35 Annual Staff 1, 45 Cheerleader 45 Eagle Observer 1, 4.
Majors: History, English5 Minors: Math, Commerce, Shop: Basketball 1-
45 Football 1, 3,45 Soph., Jr. and Sr. Plays: Baseball 1-45 One Act Play
45 Student Council 1, 45 Annual Staff 45 Class Officer 1, 3,4, fPres. 1, 455
N-Club 1-4 QPres. 435 Yearbook King 3 fCandidatej5 Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: Shop, English5 Minors: Math, History5 FFA 2-4.
Majors: History, English5 Minors: Shop, Science5 Mixed Chorus 1-45
Track 15 Eagle Observer 45 Literary Contest 4.
Majors: History, Commerce, English5 Minors: Home Ec, 5 Band 3-45
Mixed Chorus 1-45 Glee Club 1-45 Class Officer 1.
Majors: English, History: Minors: Math, Shop: Mixed Chorus 3-45 Basket-
ball 1, 3,45 Football 1-45 Baseball 25 Track 1, 3,45 Ir, and Sr, Plays5
Student Council 25 Annual Staff 45 Class Officer 35 N-Club 2-4 QSec-
Treas. 415 Boys' Octet 35 PTA King 2 fCandidatej5 Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: History, English, Commerce5 Minors: Home Ec,5 Band 1-45 Pep
Band 2-45 Mixed Chorus 3-45 Glee Club 1-45 Basketball 1-45 Soph. and
Sr, Plays5 Student Council 45 Annual Staff 1-35 Sextet 35 Pep Club 1-4
fPres. 355 Cheerleader 45 PTA Queen 2 fCandidatej5 Yearbook Queen 4.
Majors: History, English, Commerce5 Minors: Home Ec, 5 Glee Club 1-45
Annual Staff 45 Pep Club 35 Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: English, Shop, Voc. Ag.5 Minors: Commerce, Math, History:
Football 1-45 Track 1-35 FFA 1-35 Baseball 2,45 N-Club 2-4.
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Majors: Voc, Ag., English, Minors: Histcry, Shop, FFA 2-4.
Teens 4, FHA 4,
ce, English, History, Minors: Home Ec. , Science.
Voc, Ag., Minors, Commerce, History, Track 1, FFA
Home Ee., History, Commerce, Annual Staff 4, Y-
Eagle Observer 4,
English, Minors: Shop, Math, Football 1-2, Eagle
Majors, Commerce, History, English, Home Ec., Minors: Math, Glee
Club 1-2, Annual Staff 4, Y-Teens 1-4, Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: Voc. Ag., History, English, Minors: Math, FFA 1-4, Track 1-4
N-Club 2-4, Boys' Octet 3, Mixed Chorus 1-4.
MARY JANE SAUER
English, Home Ec,, Commerce, Glee Club 1, Soph,
Play, Annual Staff 4, Eagle Observer 4.
History, Minors, Commerce, Shop, Math, Basketball
1-4, Track 1, 3, Student Council 2, Annual Staff 4, Class Officer fPres
2j, Baseball 2, N-Club 2-4, Eagle Observer 4.
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Majors: Voc. Ag., English, Minors, Math, History, Football 1, 2, FFA 1-4.
Majors, English, History, Science, Math, Minors, Shop, Mixed Chorus 2, 3
Track 1, 2, Football 1, 2, Eagle Observer 4.
Majors, English, Voc, Ag. , Minors, History, Commerce, Football 1,2, 4,
Track 1, FFA 1-3.
Majors, voo. Ag., History, Errgirsh, Minors, Math, 'FFA 1-4.
JUANITA PEMBER -
Majors, English, Commerce, Home Ec, , Minors, Math, History, Band 1-4,
Pep Band 2-4, Mixed Chorus 1-4, Glee Club 1-4, Soph. and Sr, Plays, An-
nual Staff 3, 4, Y-Teens 2-4, Scholarship l, 3, 4, FHA 4, Literary Contest 3,
4, Brass Sextet 4, Eagle Observer 4.
Majors, English, Commerce, Minors, History, Home EC., Math, Glee Club
1, Soph. and Sr. Plays, Annual Staff 4, Y-Teens 3,4, Eagle Observer 4,
Majors, English, History, Voc. Ag., Minors: Math, Mixed Chorus 3, Foot-
ball 1-4, Track 1-4, FFA 1-3, N-Club 2-4.
Majors, English, History, Minors, Commerce, Shop, Science, Mixed Cho-
rus 3, 4, Basketball 1, Football 1, Thespian 2, Student Council 4, Annual
Staff 4, Eagle Observer 4.
Majors: Commerce, English, Minors, Math, History, Home Ec., Band 1-4,
Glee Club 1, 3,4, Thespian 2-4, Soph., Jr, and Sr. Plays, Annual staff 4,
Pep Club 3, 4 fVice-Pres. 31, Scholarship 3, Y-Teens 1-4, Eagle Observer
4, Literary Contest 4.
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CLASS SPONSORS AND OFFICERS
FRONT ROW: Carolyn Beurler, Vice-President, Georgianna Boyds,
President, Karen Hair, Treasurer, BACK ROW: Edith O. Linn, Co-
Sponsorg Vera Anne McCoy, Secretary, Harry H. Linn, Sponsor,
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CLASS SPONSOR AND OFFICERS
FRONT ROW: Wilma Jones, Vice Presidentg Carol Boyde, President.
SECOND ROW: Pat Burdett, Treasurerg William T. Goldsmith, Spon-
sorg Kay Eckels, Secretary.
P O E M
S--ophornores we of forty
O--nward to a higher plane
P--utting forth best efforts
H--oping our goal to attain
O--n, on dear Sophomores
M--ay we never fail
O--nly by honest endeavor
R--ight to the top we sail
E--nter into the higher class
That's what We're waiting to hear
Out of our way there Juniors
We need your place next year.
C--an we not with greatest pleasure
L--et the Freshmen take this ground
A--s we go with eager longing
S--eeking knowledge yet unfound
S--ophomores did you say?
Land sakes alive
Don't you know better?
We're the Juniors of 1955.
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THE SOPHOMORE PLAY entitled KEEP MOVING by Paul S. McCoy
was presented during February to an appreciative audience, The cast
consisted of: FRONT ROW: Beverly Petersilie, Wilma Jones, Mary
Hawkinson, Jeanne Clouston, KayEcke1s, Delbert Shauers. SECOND
ROW: Orvis Kiser, Rodney Borger, Roberta Leiker, Linlcy Slum,
Tommy McCoy, Edith O. Linn, Sponsor.
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CLASS SPONSOR AND OFFICERS
FRONT ROW: Errol Kinsinger, Presidentg Bill Tank, Vice Pres-
identg Donna Debes, Secretary. BACK ROW: Ronald Eckels,
Student Council Representativeg Van Hawkins, Treasurerg Mr.
NEVER SAY FAIL
Keep pushing---'tis wiser
Than sitting aside,
And dreaming and sighing,
And Waiting the tide.
In 1ife's earnest battle
They only prevail
Who daily march onward
And never say fail.
So, in life's early morning
In firm youthful pride,
Let this be our motto
Our footsteps to guideg
In storm and in sunshine
We'1l onward and conquer,
And never say fail.
- - - quickly adjusted themselves to the
ways of N C H S and set about to make their
presence felt by carrying the Seniors' dignity
in the baskets on initiation day and supporting
all school events.
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Diane Nicholson, Kenny Burditt, Tommy Goldsmith. QNot Pictured--Judy Dye, Chris McC1urej.
FRONT ROW: J. R. Kanaga, Dale Gabel, Joe Fehrenbach, Sandy Wassinger, Velton McDonald, SECOND ROWg Anetta Stoppei
Beverly Krug, Kent Laas, Renee Dirks, Nancy Hurnburg, Allene Huxrnan, Teacher. BACK RUW:Bil1y Miner, Phyllis Ensign,
Sherry Musselman, Connie Herman, Glenna Brooks, Karen Stiawalt.
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FRONT ROW: Carol Pember, Stephen Frusher, Verna Pem-
ber. BACK ROW: Ruth Jedlicka, Teacherg Stanley Cranston
Janis Cranston, Duane Pember.
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FRONT ROW: Eddie Robinson, SECOND ROW: Billy Stietz, Dorothy Hemel, Karen Schneidewind, Bonnie Schneide-
wind, Sandra Knorrs, BACK ROW: Donna Sue Cole, Teacher: Gary Schneidewind. Sabre KHOIIS. James Stietz.
Ronny Hemel, Jan Clouston.
MODERN CLEANERS 32 HANAN'S CAFE
th r they are playing at footbal
l or basketball
games, during an assembly, or on a parade, the Ness
Hi h School Marching Band, under the direction
of Leland V. "Sammy" High, adds life and pep o
FIRST ROW: Carolyn Beurler, Carol Boyd, Shirley Michaelis, Pat Burditt, Par Legg Ronald Eckels SECOND ROW Harold Durst
Roberta Leiker, Verl Walter, Joan Arnold, DeLynn Humburg, Georgianna Boyd Jeanne Clouston THIRD ROW Errol Kinsinger
Gerald Oppliger, Ronald Leiker, Lynn Rohr, Jerry Meis, Tom Kohl, Dick Finnin
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SEATED--Marilyn Mellies, Secretary, Mary Holmes, Vice-President, DeLynn Humburg, President, Mildred Doebbeling, Treasurer
FIRST ROW--Ailene Durst, Sponsor, Shirley Michaelis, Music, Carolyn Beutler, Music, Karen Hair, Publicity, Juanita Pember,
Worshipg Eleanor Arnold, Social, Ellen Cooley, Publicity, Vera Ann McCoy, Service: Joan Arnold, Student Council. SECOND
ROW--Elaine Howard, Barbara Cunningham, Donna Lyon, Wilma Jones. Wanda Worley, Donna Wagner, Carol Legg, Fayetta
Hurst, Mary Hawkinson. THIRD ROW: Jeanne Clouston, Vera Lee Feuers, Carol Hemel, 1uanitaStrait, Pat Burditt, Marilyn Claas-
sen, Barbara Linn, Luella Cline, Emagene Mauch. BACK ROW--Arlene Hemel, Ila Jones, Karen Smyth, Twyla Rothe, Henrietta
Koester, Wilma Schaben, Janice Whitley, Twyla Borger, Rita Raskopf, Dawn Elda Reed. CNOT PICTURED--Janice Rufenachtj.
The Y-Teen year of 1953-54 has been one full of happy memories of good
times, serious thoughts, and some hard work, The year was started by Roll-Call
Week program each evening for one week. "Variety is the Spice of Life" was
Projects undertaken this year were sending clothing kits to Korea, making
Thanksgiving tray favors to the Grisell Hospital at Ransom, and the Rush County
Hospital at LaCrosse along with various other money making projects.
Memories that linger will be of group meetings and parties, sacred programs,
Heart Sister Week, YW Recognition Tea, the square dance, St. Patrick's day,
and our Pa-Ma-Me party.
To build a fellowship of women and girls to the task of
realizing in our common life those ideas of personal and social
living to which we are committed by our faith as Christians.
In this endeavor we seek to understand Jesus to share His
love for all people, and to grow in knowledge and love for God.
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COURT OF HONOR: Mildred Doebbeling, Crown Bearer, Supt, , Paul H. Andrce, who crowned the king and queen, Marilyn Claas-
sen, Freshman attendant, Kay Eckels, Sophomore attendant, Carolyn Beutler, Junior attendant, Jerry Mais, Senior King, Pat Legg,
Senior Queen, Robert Seib, Junior attendant, Gene Gabel, Sophomore attendant, Tom Rodriguez, Freshman attendant.
The 1954 EAGLE King and Queen candidates were nominated by each of the four
respective classes of the high school. Their identity remained a secret until the
four class treasurers turned in the results of the yearbook sale and were crowned
at the Yearbook Ball. The study hall was transformed to depict the "Yearbook"
theme in the school colors blue and white and the newly organized swing band
"Eagleaires" provided the music for dancing. The FHA girls also a newly organized
club prepared and served the refreshments for the evening.
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successful yearbook sale campaign
The sale drive closed and results
were announced at the "Ball" with
DeLynn Humburg, senior, leading
the sale. Karen Hair, Junior came
in second, Pat Burditt, Sophomore
' third and Van Hawkins, Freshman
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Early in the year the staff assembled to plan for the preliminary work
such as picture taking and the Yearbook Ball before thoughts were given to
editing of the EAGLE, This group spent countless hours working to bind
together dear memories for you and give them to you with our best wishes
in this "Eagle,"
This group is largely made up of typing ll students who are mostly
responsible for the production part of the "Eagle. " Alfred Schwartzskopf,
Albert Grumbein, Tom Stoecklein, Gerald Oppliger, Davy Rothe, Sports,
Dick Finnin, Delores Worley, Advertising, Shelby Kay Borger, Donna
Munch, Editor, Juanita Pember, Twila Dinkel, Emagene Mauch, Marjorie
Beck, Luella Cline, Dawn Elda Reed, Mildred Doebbeling, Co-editor,
Eleanor Arnold, Jane Sauer, Artist, Rita Raskopf, Juanita Strait, and
Pauline Brungardt, Advisor.
That get-up-and-go enthusiasm S k. 0
bubbles over in these girls, Donna fn" ' L
Munch, Delores Worley, and Frances
Leterle as they swoop down upon the
business world to solicit ads for the
1954 yearbook. Each one did her part
to make the EAGLE the best ever
edited. Both large and small businesses
were canvassed and each ad gratefully
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NESS COUNTY EQUIPMENT
JOHN HANN IMPLEMENT CO. N'
-f FRONT ROW: Betty Fose, Elaine Howard, Nancy Raskopf, Mary Hawkinson fparlia-
A rnemarianj, Donna Wagner, Carol Boyde QTreasurerj, Pat Burditt fStudem Councilj.
SECOND ROW: Twila Dinkel, Juanita Pember, Roberta Davenport, Janice Whitley
fVice-Presidenty, Emagene Mauch, Carol Hemel, Shelby Berz QReporterj, Virginia
Ellis. BACK ROW: Dilley Turley, Ellen Cooley, Vera Mae Rohr fSong Leaderj,
Twyla Rothe, Joan Arnold fPresident5, Arlene Harper fSecretaryJ, Joleen Rupp
fliistorianj, Darlene Edwards, Marilyn Classen.
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The energetic Future Homemakers
of America was organized early in
December. The year's theme was "To
Build A Strong Local Organization. " Four
of the girls attended the State Convention
at Topeka and fourteen girls attended
hospitality days at Manhattan. To raise
money for these events the members
carried out a window washing project
and a cookie sale. Other projects the
girls had charge of was the refreshments
for the Yearbook Ball, served Basketball
boys, served the FFA boys and their
parents and entertained the eighth grade
girls. A tea was held for the mothers
in which the Bazine girls were present
for the installation of officers.
FARMER'S CO-OP GRAIN 8: SUPPLY CO.
LUNDY-NYE INSURANCE AGENCY
FIRST ROW: Warren E. Stone, Advisor, Jim Clouston, Reporterg Laurice Margheim, Vice-Presidentg Verl Walters, Presidentg
Chester Hogsett, Secretary, Larry Reinert, Treasurerg Linly Sturn, Sentinel. SECOND ROW: Billy Gross, Terry Borger, Kent
Borger, Gaylen Margheim, Jerold Borger, Demis Dinges, Delbert Shauers. THIRD ROW: Tommy McCoy, Arlen Harris. Jerry
Reinert, Charles Stegman, David Schuler, Tommy Seib, Dennis Meis, George Rufenacht. BACK ROW: Willard Ivleis, Dale
Rupp, Larry Yeager, Jim Misner, Gary Kanaga, Charles Shauers, Alfred Schwartzkopf, Darrell Stenzel, Vyrl Slagle.
igufure armerd of America
The organization aims to be of school and community service whenever it can. This
year has been an active one toward that end. The first activity during the school year
was to take a farm Mechanics exhibit to the Hutchinson State Fair where they placed
ninth. The local chapter was indebted to Mr. Lawrence Margheim for helping us
transport the exhibit to Hutchinson. Members visited the Fair on Monday.
ln the FFA Leadership school held in Dodge City the ritual team received a silver
The local chapter had entries in the following district schools: Crops, Meadeg
Poultry, Ness Cityg Shop, Lakin, Public Speaking, Laking Dairy, Dodge Cityg Livestock
Coldwater, Lewis Field Day, Larnedg Ft. Hays Exhibit State Roundup, Hays.
The State Farm Mechanics team was composed of: Dee Doebbeling and Verl Walters
Our State Agricultural Judging team included Kent Borger, Larry Reinert and Darrell
Stenzel. Laurice Margheim entered the State Oration Contest.
Dee Doebbling was the first Vice-President in the district. The Poultry team won
second in the district Poultry school. Dee Doebbeling rated third in the individual
district Poultry school and Laurice Margheim rated second in the district Public
Dee Doebbeling was presented the Gold Emblem in Concrete
and Farm Welding and the Silver Emblem for the entire State Farm
Mechanics Contest. Chester Hogsett was elected to a State Farmer
degree.. I D 1
Achievement evening, April 2.9, 1954, Superintendent Paul W!
H. Andree and Mr. Lawrence Margheim was elected to the ,J .9
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SENIOR PLAY CAST: SITTING--Dick Finnin, DeLynn Humburg, Shelby Borger, Donna Munch, Rita Raskopf, Juanita Pember,
Eleanor Arnold, Mildred Doebbeling, Pat Legg, Carroll Stecklein, Delores Worley, Tom Stoecklein. STANDING--Patricia
O'Toole, Directorg Davy Rothe, Gerald Oppliger, Darrell Hopper.
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THE JUNIOR CLASS THE SENIOR CLASS
of Ness City High School of Ness City High School
"NO MORE HOMEWORK" "FATHER WAS A HOUSEWIFE"
a three-act comedy a three-act comedy
by John Henderson by Vera and Ken Tarpley
JUNIOR PLAY CAST SITTING Maunce Franz JoLeen Rupp Vera Ann McCoy Shuley MlCh3C1lS Karen Han Verl Walter
Marrlyn Mellres Vera Lee Feuers STANDING Patrxcla O Toole Drrecror Robert Serb Laurxce Marghelm Georgranna Boyd
hm Mels Jack Schroyer Ronald Lerker Fayetta Hurst Carolyn Beutler B111 Rohr
ONE ACT PLAY: Edith Linn, Director, Ronnie Leiker, ,loLeen Rupp, Marilyn Mellies, Mary Holmes, Billy Rohr, Shirley Michaelis,
Dick Finnin. League rating III, District rating III.
DISTRICT SPEECHES LEAGUE SPEECHES
Standard Oration: Standard Oration:
rama Orville Werth III Orville Werth III
Original Oration: Original Oration:
Laurice Margheim II Laurice Margheim III
Qyfzlefafg Dramatic: Humorous:
Fayetta Hurst II Marilyn Mellies I
Beverly Peter silie II JoLeen Rupp II
Ellen Cooley II
Humorous: Billy Rohr II
peec Shirley Michaelis II Shirley Michaelis II
Marilyn Mellies II
Fayetta Hurst II
Beverly Petersilie II
Juanita Pember III
Arlene Harper III
FIRST ROW: Mrs, Linn, Advisor, JoLeen Rupp, Marilyn
Mellies, Vera Feuers, Mary Holmes, Karen Hair. SEC-
OND ROW: Eleanor Arnold, Mildred Doebbeling, De-
Lynn Humburg, Shirley Michaelis, Fayetta Hurst.
THIRD ROW: Billy Rohr, Laurice Margheim, Dick Fin-
nin, Tom Kohl, Jack Schroyer, Maurice Franz.
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FIRST ROW: Clara Marie Pfannenstiel, Mary Eileen Hawkinson, Carolyn Beutler, Fayetta Hurst, Virginia Ellis,
mon, Marjorie Ellis, Carol Hemel, Barbara Linn, Pat Legg, Donna Wagner, Carol Boyde, Elaine Howard. SECOND ROW: Bar-
bara Cunningham, Roberta Leiker, Verda Delaney, Donna Debes, Marilyn Claasen, Karen Hair, Kay Eckels, Wanda Worley,
Pat Burdett, Twyla Borger, Vivian Dinkel, Shelby Betz, Carol Legg, Arlene Beck, Shirley Michaelis. THIRD ROW: Wanda
Lyon. Jeanne Clouston, Donna Munch, Vera Lee Feuers, Mary Holmes, Georgianna Boyde, Juanita Pember, Ida Belle Rohr, Ar-
lene Hemel, Mildred Doebbeling, Darlene Edwards, Eleanor Arnold, Janice Whitley, Norma Gabel, Roberta Davenport, Arlene
Harper. FOURTH ROW: Agnes Gassman, lla Jones, Karen Smyth, Vera Mae Rohr, Wilma Schaben, JoLeen Rupp, Ellen Cooley,
Adele Prose, Henrietta Koester, Shelby Borger, DeLynn Humburg, Beverly Petersilie, Betty Werth, Joan Arnold, Marilyn Mellies,
CNOT PICTUREDg Delores Worley, Frances Leterle, Janice Rufenachtj.
The vocal music department under the
direction of Leland V. High gave out some
sweet music during the year. The mixed
,' chorus members took part in the W K E A
Vocal Clinic at Scott City.
Much credit should be given to the
accompanist, Carolyn Beutler, who has
worked faithfully and diligently to
accompany all vocal groups and assisted
by Ida Belle Rohr.
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FIRST ROW: Marilyn Claassen, Donna Debes, Betty Werth, Bruce Cunningham, John Coker, Jerold Borger, Fayetta Hurst, Marj
Eileen Hawkinson, Clara Marie Pfannenstiel. SECOND ROW: Donna Munch, Juanita Pember, Bill Rohr, Jack Schroyer, Jim Meis,
Bill Tanck, Carol Legg, Karen Hair. THIRD ROW: Roberta Davenport, Mildred Doebbeling, lla Jones, Charles Kreutzer, Orville
Werth, Eugene Gabel, Rodney Borger, Roberta Leiker, Shirley Michaelis, Wanda Lyon. FOURTH ROW: Karen Smyth, JoLeen
Rupp, Beverly Petersilie, Ellen Cooley, Dan Nelson, Jerry Schuler, Walter Lee Coker, Terry Borger, Vera Lee Feuers, Jeanne
Clouston, Pat Legg, Carolyn Beutler. FIFTH ROW: DeLynn Humburg, Shelby Borger, Marilyn Mellies, Tom Kohl, Jerry Meis,
Lynn Rohr, Chester Hogsett, Tom Stoecklein, Barbara Linn, Ida Belle Rohr, Mary Holmes. QNOT PICTURED: Janice Rufenacht,
Davy Rothe, Dale Rupp, Gerald Oppligerl.
Marilyn Mellie s
Vera Lee Feuers
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Carol Wood. TROMBONES: Fayetta Hurst, Shirley Michaelis, Donna Wagner, Vera Ann McCoy, Roberta Davenport, Billy
Haas. BARITONESg Errol Kinsinger, Delores Worley, Carol Legg. BASSESg Juanita Pember, Ronnie Eckles, Laurice Marg-
heim, Van Hawkins. PERCUSSION: Linley Scum, Billy Rohr, Jean Clouston, Julie Ann Lyon, Wanda Worley, Pat Legg,
Donna Munch. TWIRLERS: Karen Hair, Vera Lee Feurs, Roberta Leiker, Mary Holmes. DRUM MAJORETTE: Marilyn Mel-
lies. DIRECTOR: Leland V. High. STUDENT DIRECTOR: Shirley Michaelis.
Marilyn Claas sen
Sue Ann Antenen
District Festival Rating II
Vera Lee Feurs
District Festival Rating ll
FIRST ROW: Wilma Schaben, Vera Lee Feuers, Karen Smyth, Barbara Linn, Mary Holmes, Leland V High Director SECOND
ROW: Vera Ann McCoy, Donna Wagner, Shirley Michaelis, Fayetta Hurst, Carolyn Beutler. THIRD ROW Mildred Doebbeling
Jack Schroyer, Bill Tanck, Bill Rohr. KNOT PlCTUREDg Gerald Oppliger, Janice Rufenachtj.
The Eagleaires, the newly formed swing band, has made rapid progress 1n its early
stages, It performed for
the first time at the Ness County Teacher's Meeting In
February the band played for the Yearbook Ball and an American Legion dance lt also
played for the dedication
of the Ness County Hospital, at the band concerts, and as
an exchange assembly for Trego Community High School at Wakeeney
FIRST ROW: Carol Legg, DeLynn
Humburg, Karen Smyth, Barbara
Linn, Vera Lee Feuers, Wilma
Schaben, Shirley Michaelis, Stu-
dent Director. SECOND ROW:
Mary Holmes, Carolyn Beutler,
Mary Eileen Hawkinson, Beverly
Petersilie, Mildred Doebbeling,
Jack Schroyer, Bill Tanck.
THIRD ROW: Vera Ann McCoy,
Donna Wagner, Fayetta Hurst.
FOURTH ROW: Juanita Pember,
Jeanne Clouston, BillRohr, Donna
Munch, Pat Legg. KNOT PIC-
TURED: Gerald Oppligerj.
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FRONT ROW: Virginia Ellis, Cheerleader, Shirley Michaelis, Vice-President, Mary Holmes, Secretary-Treasurer, Marilyn Mellies,
President, Vera Lee Feuers, Assembly Chairman, Jean Clouston, Student Council, Pat Legg, Cheerleader, Georgianna Boyde, Cheer-
leader. SECOND ROW: Marjorie Beck, Decoration Chairman, Verda Delaney, Arlene Beck, Donna Debes, Mildred Doebbeling, Jo-
Leen Rupp, DeLynn Humburg, Wilma Schaben, Donna Roof, Ellen Cooley, Donna Wagner. THIRD ROW: Barbara Cunningham,
Fayetta Hurst, Carol Legg, Vera Mae Rohr, Karen Smythe, lla Jones, Marie Ann Herman, Wilma Jones, Donna Lyon, Carolyn
Beutler, Karen Hair, Elaine Howard. FOURTH ROW: Barbara Linn, Marilyn Claassen, Vivian Dinkel, Mary Hawkinson, Arlene Har-
per, Shelby Betz, Marjorie Ellis, Twila Dinkel, Eleanor Arnold, Kay Eckels, Carol Boyde. FIFTH ROW: Beverly Petersilie, Pat
Burditt, Ida Belle Rohr, Roberta Davenport, Agner Gassman, Joan Arnold, Twyla Rorhe, Twyla Borger, Cora Walter, Janice Whit-
ley. NOYITIS Giibel. ROTJSIIS Lieker. KNOT PICTURED--Vera McCoy, Adele Prose, Delores Worleyl.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this club shall be to promote better school spirit and
good sportsmanship within the club and the school.
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue and White SCHOOL SONG: Cro You Ness Eagles
Me aaa era oodf mardi
"Fight, team, fight!" And fight they did, Sponsor
and cheer the Eagle did, his lusty screams
combining with those of the student body,
in an undiminishing support of our teams,
whether they won or lost. MOSTLY WON!
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President ....... Dick Finnin
Vice-President .... Gerald Oppliger
Secretary-Treasurer . . Torn Stoecklein
Student Council ..,.. .Terry Meis
Coaches . . . . William T. Goldsmith
B ruce C onway
Cheerleaders at the Scott City and
Ness City football game--they are
Delores Worley, Georgianna Boyde,
Virginia Ellis, and Patricia Legg.
The World History class relaxed from
test to pose for the picture.
Twas King Meis and Queen
Legg with their attendants who
reigned at the second annual
Mrs. Henry Herman
Mrs. Anna Marie Wasinger
Mrs. George Stecklein
Mrs. Johnnie Herman
"Homecoming" football king, Gerald Oppliger and queen, Cora Walter. Queen
Attendants were Donna Munch, Mary Holmes, and Donna Debes. King attendants were
Jim Meis, Eugene Gabel, and Pete Gabel, Jr. Coronation ceremonies immediately
preceded the Dighton and Ness City football game. Harold Durst was master of ceremonies.
Mr. Linn and one section of
English I students receive
his Constitution class took a
.T moment from their concentrated
U attention to pose for the picture.
detailed explanation as to the
diagramming of sentences.
Mary Holmes and Dick Finnin do some fast
stepping at the second annual "Yearbook Ba1l"
with students in the background.
MR, AND MRS, VIC FILBERT
WEBSTER AND WICK SERVICE STATION
English II students study
literature which enables them to
obtain through reading a better
understanding of people in the
home, community, nation, and
vi' -- fe -
'V Busy typing II students work hard
to get the Eagle Observer out on
time, type regular lessons, print
programs and other material on the
mimeograph plus the setup of the
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the ball in a league game on the Scott City court.
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Producing top teams in football has been
the code of Head Coach William T. Goldsmith
He attained his fourth successive goal in
1953 by leading his undefeated football team
The blue and white was led to champion-
ship by twelve seniors and a glittering array
of underclassmen in their 1953 gridiron
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SEASON S RECORD
THEY LEAGUE STANDINGS
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Sc ott Crty
LaC r os se
WON LOST PERCENT
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FRONT ROW Bruce Conway Assrstant Coach Drck Frnmn Jerry Mers Ralph Rebel Tom Kohl Dewey Schuler Carroll Stecklern
Merle Harrrs B111 Goldsmrth Head Coach .SECOND ROW Albert Grumbexn Manager Gene Gabel Gary O Brlen Eugene Wagner
Davy Rothe Darrell Hopper Tom Stoecklem Gerald Opplrger Jack Sch.royer Alfred Schwarzzkopf Manager THIRD ROW Gary
Coker ,hm Mrsner Errol Krnsmger LeRoy Munsch Dale Rupp Jrm Mers Tom Rodrrguez Brlly Rohr Brlly Haas FOURTH ROW
Roger McCre1ght B111 Tanck Ronald Eckles Dwayne Sculley Gaylen Margherm Pete Ga el Delbert Werlert Van Hawkrns
Warren Srek Jerry Schuler and Kenny Lelker
MODERN APPLIANCE 8: FURNITURE
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Coach Bruce Conway's team gave the
fans some exciting thrills during the
1953-1954 season. Out of the nineteen
games played, the Eagles won sixteen
and lost three by a small margin.
High score men were Alfred
Schwartzkopf 268 points, Merle Harris
239 points, Carroll Stecklein 155 points,
Davy Rothe 115 points, Albert Cvrurnbein
FRONT ROW: Carroll Srecklein, Davy Rothe, Dick
Finnin, Tom Kohl, Tom Sroecklein, Ronald Lei-
ker. BACK ROW: Bruce
Conway, Coachg Gerald
Oppliger, Albert Grumbein, Merle Harris, Alfred
Ness City 69 St. Mary's
Ness City 53 Tribune
Ness City 48 Leoti
Ness City 43 Dighton
Ness City 56 Jetrnore
Ness City 50 LaCrosse
Ness City 69 Hill City
Ness City 64 Scott City
Ness City 63 Tribune
Ness City 65 Leoti
Ness City 62 Dighton
Ness City 67 .Tetrnore
Ness City 39 La Crosse
Ness City 57 Sacred Heart
Ness City 64 Scott City
Ness City eo Leoti
Ness City 55 Scott City
Ness City 63 Lyons
Ness City 54 Larned
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36 Halsey 480
FRONT ROW: Ronnie Eckels, Managerg Van Hawkins, Bill Tanck, Jack Schroyer, Bill Rohr, Tom Rodriquez, Ronald Heronemus.
BACK ROW: Errol Kinsinger, Arlyn Harris, Warren Siek, Gene Gabel, Tom Seib, Robert Gassman, Dee Doebbeling, William T.
Ness City 42 St. Mary's 23 Ness City 39 Leoti 56
Ness City 27 Tribune 32 Ness City 51 Dighton 63
Ness City 37 Leoti 35 Ness City 40 LaCrosse 43
Ness City 38 Dighton 32 Ness City 49 Sacred Heart 61
Ness City 39 Jetmore 30 Ness City 36 Scott City 60
Ness City 45 LaCrosse 60
Ness City 33 Hill City 22. WKEA TOURNEY
Ness City 50 Scott City 48
Ness City 34 Tribune 37 Ness City 31 LaCrosse 36
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9 , ,J my :Jr jf ,ez it 1 . FRESHMAN TEAM
K f 2 if -'X . Q, 5 A FRONT ROW: Ronme Eckels, Rodney Barrows, Pete
:HF-Ss ,rr IK-f Gabel, Kenneth Leiker, Tom Rodriquez, Bruce Con
ers, -644 41 'fl' 22 it way, Coach. BACK ROW: Gary Coker, Delbert Wie
1 lert, Bill Tanck, Tom Seib, Van Hawkins, Dennis
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Ness City 19 Jetmore 22
Ness City 50 Jetmore 27
JR. HIGH B TEAM SCORES
Ness City 14 Dighton
" 12 Wakeeney
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" 12 Wakeeney
" 9 Dighton
PLAYERS: Dewayne Michaelis, Jon Mauch,
Tommy Jones, Jackie Cline, William T.
Goldsmith, Coach, Larry Schwartz, Vernon
Hannon, Leonard Ellis, Eldon Strobel, Louis
Kaupp, David Lawrence, Gene Delaney,
Peter Marcus, David Harris.
JR, HIGH A TEAM SCORES
Ness City 29 Sacred Heart 12
" Z4 Dighton 41
" Z9 Hoxie 31
" Z8 Menlo 18
" 12 Palco 2.3
" 13 Wakeeney 29
" 13 Dighton Z5
" 30 I-Ianston 37
" 44 Jetmore Z1
PLAYERS: Harold Godwin, Terry Coker, Larry
Raskopf, Carlyn Koester, Don Humburg, Jon
Hawkinson, William T. Goldsmith, Coachg
Boyd Beutler, Roger Arnold, Gail Harris, Stan-
ley Depee, Larry Brown, Vernon Harper, Larry
McCoy, Terry VanDegrift, Jimmy Dinsmore.
GRADE SCHOOL A TEAM
The Grade School Eaglettes
are getting an early start in their
basketball careers by playing
intermural games. The get up
and go of these small Eaglettes
gives an encouraging glimpse
into our future Eagle record where
hopes are anticipated for more
basketball years as successful as
the year of 1954.
PLAYERS: Stanley Steiben, Larry Legg, Frank
Regier, Jerry Eckles, Max Sheldon, Bruce Con-
way, Coachg Daniel Margheim, Larry Slum,
Douglas Floyd, Jerry Michaelis, Linn Nelson,
Dean McCulley, Tommy Linn, Garry Switzer,
Larry Scott, Gary Betz.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM
FRONT ROW: Leland V. High, Coach: Pat Legg, Virginia Ellis, Janice Whitley, Vera Lee Feuers, Delores Worley, Marilyn Mel-
lies, Mary Holmes, Donna Wagner, Carol Legg, Harold Durst, Assistant Coach. BACK ROW: Wanda Worley, Verda Delaney, Vera
Mae Rohr, Twyla Rothe, lla Jones, Adele Prose, Marilyn Claassen, Roberta Davenport. Kay Eckels.
GIRLS 'S BASKETBALL SCORES
37 Brownell 43
42 Arnold 35
38 Hanston 36
27 Brownell 42
19 Arnold 21
42 Hanston 34
GRADE SCHOOL B TEAM
FIRST ROW: Albert Grumbein, Assistant Coach: Charles Sigley, Lee Dirks, Wilbert Wagner, Robert Fose, Terry Swartz, Dick Fin-
nin, Assistant Coach. SECOND ROW: Carl Worley, Larry Mauch, Dennis Miner, Darrell McCulley, Billy Dee Johnston: Junior
Boyde, Bruce Conway, Coach. THIRD ROW: Billy Hawkins, James Claypool, J. C. Humburg, Jimmy Herman, Barry Billings,
Eddie Wassinger, Harold Schuler.
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ONE YEAR HENCE
Although these boys had no
chance to play any other team, but
they practiced and learned the
fundamentals with determination to
make the A team by next year
and hope to play competitive games
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FRONT ROW: Dick Finnin, Davy Rothe, Bill Tanck, Pete Gabel, Kenneth Cavenah. SECOND ROW: Carroll Stecklein, Bill Rohr,
Eugene Wagner, Gene Gabel, William Haas, Rodney Barrows. THIRD ROW: Bruce Conway, Coachg Alfred Schwartzhopf, Robert
Gassman, Ronald Lieker, Ronald Heronemus, Kenneth Lieker. QNOT PICTURED: Tom Kohlj.
Dodge City O
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Dodge City 8 Ness 8 Dodge City 7
Great Bend 4 Ness 0 Wichita East 4
Garden City O
Great Bend 5 REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
Garden City 2 Ness 4 Garden City 7
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FRONT ROW: Thomas Rodriquez, Gary Coker, Jerry Meis, Gerald Oppliger,
Van Hawkins, Linly Stum, William T. Goldsmith, Coach. SECOND ROW:
Gaylen Margheim, Warren Siek, Dale Rupp, Chester Hogsett, Richard
"Dewey" Schuler, Errol Kinsinger, Roger McCreight. fTom Kohl NOT
Chester Hogsett placed first in
high jump, second in 880 yard run,
Q in high hurdles. Jerry Meis
placed fourth in 440 yard dashg Linly
Stum in 880 yard rung Richard
"Dewey" Schuler Q31 in shot put
and Tom Kohl in discus.
In the medley Relay--Van Hawkins
Jerry Meis, Dale Rupp and Torn Kohl
placed third, while the freshmen
Errol Kinsinger, Van Hawkins, Torn
X Rodriquez and Bill Tanck placed
l grit in the 880 Relay.
At the Dighton Track meet Ness
City placed third with 43 points and
at the Scott City Relays Ness City
I captured eighth place with 8 1x2
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WKEA LEAGUE STANDINGS and polnts earned by the schools competxng 1n the Emporla
State Teachers College scholarsh1p tests are Scott C1ty 58 3f5 Ness Clty 34 lfl0
LaCrosse 34 D1ghton ZZ H10 Trlbune 19 112 .Ietmore ll U10 Leot1 3X5
SUBJECT STUDENT RATING
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Carroll Lee Steckle1n
.Iuanlta Kay Pember
Typ1ng I Team placed Frrst 1n the WKEA LEAGUE w1th Carolyn Beutler Mary
Holmes and Jack Schroyer 1n the team earnxng an accumulated score of 375 po1nts
The NESS CITY HIGH SCHOOL TEAM rated SIXTH 1n the Class B schools and was
awarded a cert1f1cate of Honorable Ment1on 1n the STATE scholarshlp contest
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Current Affa1r S
Vera Anne McCoy
Carroll Lee Steckle1n
Vera Anne MCCO
.Iuanlta Kay Pember
Vera Anne McCoy
.Tuanlta Kay Pember
Twlla Mae D1nkel
.Iuanlta Kay Pemoer
The COMMERCE SUBJECT TEAM placed FIRST ln the state w1th M1ldred Doebbel1ng
Vera Anne McCoy Jaunlta Kay Pember and Jack Schroyer mak1ng up the team
The BOOKKEEPING CLASS of the school year 1953 1954 placed EIGHTH 1n the 17th
ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BOOKKEEPING CONTEST sponsored by the Buslness Educatlon
DeLynn Humburg rated EIGHT 1n the state sen1or scholarshlp test and SECOND 1n the
Class B schools and rece1ved an Honorable Ment1on certlflcate
SENIOR CLASS OF 1954 HONOR STUDENTS
DeLynn Humburg Donna .Tune Munch Delores Worley
M1ldred Doebbellng Twlla Mae D1nkel Dawr Elda Reed
Carroll Lee Steckle1n Davy Rothe Eleanor Ann Arnold
Juanlta Kay Pember Charlene K1ser Jerry Mels
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Fayetta Hurst . . . . Honorable Mention
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Tuesday, May 18, 1954 - 8P. M.
PTOCESSIODHI ...............,..... Ness City High School Band
"Pomp and Circumstances"
Invocation .... ............... R everend Ray Ensign
Pastor of our Re-leemvr Lutheran Church
Vocal Duet .... ..., D onna Munch and Shelby Kay Borger
Address-"This I Believe"., ........ Clement Wood
Fort Hays State College
'kHalls of Ivy". .. ..... Ness City High School Mixed Chorus
Presentation of Class of 1954... .... Prin. Harold Durst
Presentation of Diplomas .... ..... E lmer Humburg
Benediction .... .... ....... R e verend Ensign
Recessional .... .,.............. N ess City High School Band
"Pomp and Circumstances"
Mudlence please stand and remain standing
for Processionul and Recessionall
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