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Nevada High School
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The 1955 NEVAMO pays tribute to VERNON COUNTY,
MISSOURI, which is observing its 100th ANNIVERSARY.
To record 100 years of history is a goal beyond the limita-
tions of a school yearbook. It is our intention only to
emphasize to the students the importance of this event,
and to attempt to create an enthusiastic participation in
the celebrations being planned by the Vernon County
Centennial Committe for the week July 3-9. Since this
year marks a great milestone, the NEVAMO staff has
worked especially hard to make the 1955 book one to
remember. We have found it fascinating to learn of the
historical events which have shaped our community. It
has been exciting to read the Histories of Vernon County:
the files of the yearbooks and the special issues of the
newspaper. We are also indebted to a summary of Vernon
County history made several years ago by Miss Beulah
Roller and Mrs. Amos Wight. We have found that dis-
crepancies exist in some records and dates, and we know
that our portrayal of this school year and some of our
educational past is not always accurate. Consequently,
the 1955 NEVAMO is not an attempt at historical re-
search, but it is published with the idea that taking part
in the VERNON COUNTY CENTENNIAL is an exciting
experience long to be remembered.
Long before the coming of white men, Vernon County
was inhabited by the OSAGE INDIANS, an name mean-
ing "the strong armed." This tribe of Indians was said
to be the finest specimen of western Indians. The mem-
bers were tall, erect, and dignifiedg they were very agile
and muscular. The two branches of this tribe were known
as the Big Osage and the Little Osage Indians. The vil-
lages of the Big and Little Osage Indians were about six
miles agart, and were located in the northern part of the
county the angle formed by the Union of the Marmaton
with the Osage River. This location would be in the
present Blue Mound township near the Blue Mounds.
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The year 1719 is a year of importance, for it was then
that the first white man ever came to this area of America.
He was a young French-Canadian named Du TISSENET
lDu Teenb, who was sent here by the governor of Louisi-
ana, De Beinville. It was his purpose to explore this
county and to make friends with the Indian tribes. The
Indians were friendly toward Du Tissenet, giving him food
and clothing and guiding him over the country. It is un-
fortunate that Du Tissenet's name was not bestowed on
some feature of Vernon County, so that his memory could
Before 1763 the Louisiana territory of which Vernon
County was a part was owned by France. After the French
and Indian War, France ceded the territory to SpainQ
While Spain owned this territory, many fur traders
roamed over the country which is now Vernon County,
In 1803 the territory of Louisiana was given back to
France. Napoleon sold the whole of the Louisiana territory
to the United States for fifteen million dollars.
President Thomas Jefferson seleetea LIEUTENANT
ZEBULON PIKE to head an exploring expedition to del
termine whether the Louisiana Purchase had been a wise
investment. Pike found Vernon County to be a beautiful
place, rich in natural resources, and well Worth the
3 CENTS PER ACRE, for which it had been purchased.
He had a guarantee of a friendly reception by the Osag
Indians, because he brought with him 51 Osage India
whom he had rescued from another tribe. By befriendin
these Indians and returning them safely home, Pike knew
that he was assured of their friendship. A great ceremony
was held to celebrate the return of the captive Indians.
One of the Indians, Totobasi, made a great speech in which
he said, "Osages, you now see your sons, daughters, wives,
and brothers returned to you. Who did this? Was it the
French? No. Was it the Spanish? No. It was the Americans.
What can you do in return for all this goodness? All youn
lives would not suffice to repay their goodness."
After Pike's visit, the Omge Indians for the most par
were friendly to the United States. In 1808 they made :
treaty of friendship and peace with the United States
and at the same time ceded some of their land. During the
war of 1812 they remained faithful to the United States
The British were never able to buy the support of the
Osage as they were some of the other Indian tribes. Tw:
British agents, entering the Osage village, trying to incit4
the Indians against the Americans, were hanged as spies
by the Indians. The Osages remained loyal to the term:
:ifgttheir treaties with the Great White Father in Wash-
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In 1820 a delegation of Osage Indians who were or
business at Washington expressed a dedre to have mis-
sionaries sent among them. As a result of this request
HARMONY MISSION was established in 1821. It was the
hope of the missionaries that the students at the school
would return to their tribes and lead them to adopt theil
new ideas and modes of living. Unfortunately, after leav-
ing the school, the students relapsed into their former
ways of living. Strangely enough, a majority of the stu-
dents died soon after reaching their homes. Death prob-
ably came as a result of the change in the mode of living
but the Indians chose to consider it the result of attending
school, and were more opposed to education and civiliza-
tion than ever.
In the year 1825 the United States government bought
.ll the land in Vernon County from the Osage Indians.
'or the land the United States agreed to pay the Indians
-even thousand dollars a year for twenty years. The
'overlunent was to give the Indians some horses, cows,
ogs, and tools to use in farming. The Indians also were
'rovided with a blacksmith. The government built each
f the four chiefs of the tribe a house. The Indians had
leave their homes in Vernon County and go into
ansas. They sorrowfully left the burial grounds of their
cestors and the land they loved in search of new homes.
' THE FIRST ACTUAL SETTLEMENT of Vernon Coun-
by white men with the intention of making this their
e was established in 1829 by Jesse, Moses, and Allen
mmers, who came here from Kentucky. They had in-
nded to settle at Harmony Mission, but decided not to
ate there because they had found other tillable lands
the Osage. Then, in 1837, BALLTOWN was established,
though it had been called at first Austin's Mill. It was
Balltown that the first postoffice in Vernon County
'as located. Balltown was at one time a place of much
uportance and was well-known throughout the county.
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But the Indians' happiness in Kansas was short-lived.
leir crops did not grow well and soon they did not have
ough foodg their blacksmith and teacher soon left. The
vernment forgot to pay them the money it had promised.
1838 the Indians decided that since the Great White
Lther had forgotten his promises, they would go back
their old homes in Vernon County. Because they were
lngry, they killed a steer and four or five hogs belonging
wthe white settlers at Balltown. In a fight which followed,
le white man and several Indians were killed. News of
e battle was so greatly exaggerated that the Governor
lled out 800 militiamen, who proved a greater nuisance
an the Indians had. This made the government recogruze
E failure to live up to its agreements. Then the Indians
Egan to receive payment and other considerations listed
the treaty. All the Osage Indians were forcibly remoyed
the reservations in Kansas. Though they often. visited
eir old homes, the Indians never again tried to fight the
Before 1854 Vernon County was a part of Bates County
id Cass County. The settlers appealed to COLONEL
ILES VERNON, a Virginian who had moved to Missouri,
.king Colonel Vernon to help them secure a county of
eir own. In 1855, after working four years, he succeeded
having the bill passed. Because he had worked for the
Lssage of the bill, the settlers honored him by naming
e new county Vernon. The bill reads in part: ". . . the
id new county is hereby named Vernon, in honor of
iles Vernon, of Laclede County."
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The next problem which faced the settlers was that of
building a town in the center of the county. For the sum
of S250 the land was purchased, and the city of Nevada
was carefully laid out. The next thing which faced the
people was the selection of a name for the new county
seat. Some one suggested the name of FAIRVIEW. Because
the town had many fair views, this name seemed agreeable
to all of the men on the committee. But the county clerk,
Colonel Hunter, rushed into the meeting and pointed out
that it would be a mistake to name the county seat Fair-
view because there was already a town of that name in
Missouri. Then, telling the men of his trip to California,
he pointed out to them that a town which he had liked in
California was one called NEVADA CITY. So the name
of Nevada City was officially selected. The town began
to grow, and by the time the Civil War broke out in 1861,
the population of Nevada City had grown to 450.
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AT THE OUTBREAK OF THE CIVIL WAR most of
the people in Vernon County were in sympathy with the
CONFEDERATE CAUSE. The men soon joined the south-
ern army, and the women and children were left at home
to carry on as best they could. Although they were in
sympathy with the Southern forces, they were situated
between two strong Northern supporters. Ft. Scott was the
headquarters for many Northern troops, and Cedar County
was also a stronghold for the North.
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-"Gi A' over 100 families left in Vernon County. Nevada was a
CX! f I "' 74 mass of fire-blackened ruins. About ten or twelve families
By the winter of 1861, the inhabitants of Nevada were
in much danger. Many people became fearful lest the
Federal troops from Ft. Scott or the bushwackers from
Cedar County might bum the town. Accordingly, COLO-
NEL HUNTER detached himself from Price's Army and
came back to Nevada to get the COUNTY RECORDS and
take them back to the Confederate Army for safekeeping.
Colonel Hunter and a half-dozen brave men from Monte-
vallo rode into Nevada and took all the books, records,
and papers they could find pertaining to public business.
These were loaded into a wagon and Colonel Hunter
drove rapidly away with them. The records had a re-
markable experience. Hunter took them to Springfield.
When Price fell back into Arkansas, the Vernon County
records went with him. After a year or two, the Confed-
erates had to abandon these records, then they fell into
the hands of the Kansas regiment of the Federal Army.
Since the hatred of the Kansans for the people of Vernon
County was so great, it was naturally supposed that the
Kansas people would have burned them immediately. This
was, however, not the case, The Federals took the best
of care of the records. They placed them in strong boxes
and the records of Vernon County passed from their place
of capture in the deep South from post to post until they
finally came to Ft. Scott. Here they were kept until the
close of the war when they were returned to Vernon
County with the LOSS OF ONE DEED RECORD BOOK.
The year 1863 was one of the saddest in the history
of Nevada. There were only a few families who remained
in the town. Most of the men were gone, and the women
and children lived in fear of the frequent raids by the
Federal troops from Ft. Scott or from Cedar County.
Nevada was called the UBUSHWACKERS' CAPITAL,"
and the Federal troops were determined to get rid of this
enemy center. Federal troops were issued ORDER NO. 11
to search the country side for bushwackers, and to burn
the city in an attempt to destroy the hideouts.
The soldiers gave the occupants of the houses only 20
minutes to leave their homes. By the time they had fin-
ished burning the houses, only a few buildings remained
in all of Nevada. Nevada City was only an ash heap. In
all, about 75 houses were burned. The court house, the
county buildings, and the stores were destroyed. About a
dozen small houses belonging to MR. AUSTIN and MR.
MOORE were saved. These houses were spared because
Mr. Austin and Mr. Moore promised to take the bodies
of two militiamen back to their families in Cedar County.
Egfese two men had been killed in Nevada three days
were scattered over the town. Supplies had to be hauled
from Ft. Scott as there was not a single store in the entire
county. But soon families began to come back to their
land. Soldiers returned from the warg they built new
homes. Many new settlers came also to make their homes
in Vernon County. Schools and churches were established.
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An interesting and important event of the year 1866
was the establishment of the "NEVADA CITY TIMES,"
the first newspaper in the county, whose first issue ap-N
peared on June 16th. The first editor and proprietor of
the paper was Mr. R. C. Brown. A matter of general in-
terest which caused much excitement at this time was
the importation of vast herds of Texas cattle into south-
western Missouri where fine grazing was abundant. Bring-
ing with them a contagious disease they passed it on to
native cattle. The seriousness of the situation led to the
enactment of stringent laws on the subject by the legis-
lature. It became necessary to station armed men on bor-
ders who turned back the proscribed cattle, only the
commissioners' wise mastery of the situation preventing
actual bloodshed. Another matter of importance was the
INCORPORATION OF NEVADA CITY, for it brought
about the removal of the word "City" from the title of
our town. Ever since that time, it has been called Nevada.
In 1870, the M. K. and T. RAILROAD reached Vernon
Dounty, and in October of that year the first locomotive
same puffing into Nevada. Stage lines to Clinton and Ft.
Scott had been the chief means of travel in and out of the
eommunity. Nevada grew faster. Deerfield, Moundville,
md Montevallo were rebuilt, and Walker was laid out as
L new village. The Missouri Pacific Railroad was com-
reted in 1882. This caused the new villages of Sheldon,
rthur, New Metz, and Milo. Richards also owes its be-
STATE HOSPITAL NO. 3 is located in Vernon County
one mile north of the city of Nevada, on 520 acres of land
donated by the citizens of Nevada, for the purpose of
building this institution. This act was created by the
Thirty-third General Assembly and approved March 19,
1885. The first patient was admitted October 17, 1887.
Since that time, the institution has grown to be a small
city within itself.
:inning to the coming of a branch Missouri Pacific road. """'
By 1880, the population of Nevada had reached 2000. ,....,,
QALLTOWN, once as large as Nevada, was missed by the nm . . - -s- '
ailroads and failed to grow. The cemetery and a few xx ,L 3 if
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were the Misses Dora, Kate, Mary, Rose, and Virginia to .-...
Elottey. They came to start a boarding school for girls. WN
, iss Virginia Cottey, later Mrs. V. A. C. Stockard, had ..,.,,..
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oon erected. It was finished in time to start school in the
all of 1884. Mrs. Stockard's four sisters came to teach
,n the school and they had 28 pupils that first year. Mrs.
'tockard was President of the school for many years.
any buildings and improvements have been added and
OTTEY COLLEGE, now owned by the P. E. O. sister-
ood, is a fully accredited Junior College for girls. It is
own not only throughout the United States, but also in
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The GAY NINETIES in Nevada were all the name im-
plies. The town was growing. New business houses as well
as many beautiful home were built. There were many
gay parties and socials. An Opera House was located above
the Moore's store. One well remembered entertainment
was the Graves Brothers' quartet consisting of Deck and
Boyd Graves, D. B. Bowman, and A. J. Ayers. Even the
bicycle built for two had its day with the gay young gentle-
men and ladies of the 1890's.
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. 3 "' -1 5-'T'-"'f!:,,,." A , it a still better place to live. We like it so much we are
A - M 5-45, ig' " sending our young men to far lands to help the other
' ' democracies of the world to keep their homes free. We
do not fight to win more land but to keep our own, the
"Heart of America."
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Page 25 .... Organizations
Page 51 .... Sports
Page 65 .... Administration
Page 73 .... Classes
Page 74 . . Seniors
Page 86 . . Juniors
Page 92 . . Sophomores
Page 98 . . Freshmen
Page 104 . . Eighth Grade
Page 108 . . Seventh Grade
. . . Advertisers
"Snow in July" never melted as
fast as the piles of sandwiches,
pop, and cookies which were pro-
vided by the generous parents.
Everyone had been working up
a "horacious" appetite dancing in
the "gym", watching movies in
the auditorium, or playing in the
"Everybody dance!" and with a shower of bal-
loons the dance was under way. The Moon-
glowers' music was smooth and cool, and every-
one joined in the fun. The gym was aglow with
orange and black streamers and alive with ghosts
"Hurry down my chimney tonight, Santa cutie,"
purred the enchanting, alluring Bertha Hitt CDon-
na Loganb to grinning Jim Burgess as "Santa
Baby." Donna's act was part of the Anti-Van
Frolics presided over by Ted Kachel and Bob
Landes. Earlier in the evening a quiz show spot-
lighted these two as Groucho Kachel and his
"Double, double, toil and trouble," muttered the
weird witches as they consulted their fiery caul-
dron for a vision of the royal family. Reigning
over the evening's fun were Queen Marilyn Etter
and King Gary Thomas, Seniors. Prince and Prin-
cess, chosen from the Junior High were Sandra
Hawkins and Gerald Dahmer, seventh graders.
Attendants of the royalty were Maridee Kelso,
Linda Loy, Pat Carter, Linda Spillman, Jim Bur-
gess, Jack Nelson, Winston Ogle, and Jim Diehr.
"Man, those ghosts were real!" was typical of
the blood-curdling shrieks emitted from' the
Spook Room. Speaking of spooks and spirits, 3
peek into the crystal ball of the mystic oracle
proved revealing for many.
"Toss me a garter, honey!"
roared the crowd at the Frolics.
Who wouldn't have yelled at
these little lovelies from "Moulin
Rouge", as they kicked high to
the Can-can? The beautiful
babes from left to right are:
Fred Teel, Jim Huff, Woody
Swearingen, Jerry Curnutt, and
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The Homecoming game means that former stu-
dents will be much in evidence. The florists have
a field day as the girls don giant mums. By vote
of the football squad the Homecoming Queen is
selected. The festivities took place Nov. 12 as
the Tigers defeated Mount Vemon Mountaineers
by the score of 33-13.
Joyce Belcher, Bud Hutchinson, Jeanie Brough-
ton, Jim Huff, Sharon McComb, and Gene Morris
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Alums and high schoolers make the most of the
Junior- enior Prom
On April 23, 1954, the Show Boat docked at
Nevada High School as the theme of the Junior-
Senior Banquet and Prom. Merriment prevailed
as the jivesters jumped to the Dixieland jazz of
La Forest Dent's rhythms. This was one of those
parties at which clapping your hands was as im-
portant as tapping your toes.
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The coronation scene shows: Princes Gary Thomas, Buddy Hutchinson, Jim Huffg Princesses
Donna Logan, Jeanie Broughton, Earlene Belly and Trumpeters Jerry Thomas, David Thurman and
Bill Gowin. In the foreground are: Mr. Amos Wight, Chairman of tne Centennial Committee, Lin-
don Wynes, Crownbearerg King Karl Householder, Queen Sherrill Wise, and T. J. Maxwell, Crown-
Bud Hutchinson Jim Huff
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John Burnos, Sandra Moore, Doyle Cohick,
Nancy Addington, Bob Steele, Karen McClellan,
and Lou Rouse "sit out" a dance.
Period costumes were donned by Harold
Palmer, Jerry Thomas, Dianne Dahmer, Sharon
Yeokum, Sally Shaw, and Leroy Burris. In the
background are murals portraying the destruction
S5 Nevada City by Order No. 11 during the Civil
Nancy' Ewing, Kenny Nunn, Gary Linquist,
Phyl1S K00hl01', Patty Frizelle, and Frank
Woodfill enjoy a chat during intermission time.
King Karl Householder and Queen Sherril Wise
are entertained by La Forest Dent and his band.
The Junior High students enter into
the spirit of the past.
Scottie Harmon, Maralyne Owens, Masolyne Owens,
and Bob Landes whirl and twirl.
Frank Henthorn, Jan Runyan, Helen Yazel, Rita
Ephland, Carol Diehr, and Jim Burgess enjoy the fun
of the evening.
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preceding the Silver Tiger contest with Lamar.
Digging the dirt S The football special
Students yell for their favorite team as the girls take a turn
at the annual benefit basketball game.
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Editor Business Manager
Frank Henthorn Ted Kachel
Mrs. Gene Rimmer
The present NEVAMO originated from a. booklet known
as the COMET, which first appeared in 1906. lt was
school and to serve as an outlet for student opinion. The
first COMET carried advertising from the Thornton Na-
, tional Bank, the Farm and Home Savings and Loan
Jeanie Broughton Association, Birdseye Abstract Company, and the First Donna Logan
National Bank. All of these long established firms are
carrying advertising in the 1955 yearbook.
One of the first editorials which appeared in the
COMET had in it a plea for athletics. The following sen-
tences appeared: "Are we becoming a lot of degenerating
bookworms? Are we going to let the smaller towns
round about outdo us in this line while we remain silent?
Let us not act as if we were mechanical contrivancesf'
Each girl was urged to support this movement for an
athletic program. An editorial in the COMET reminded
girls of the following: "A dainty handkerchief and a
smiling face can be seen and recognized a great distance
on the athletic field." By 1908, the expected goal had
been achievedg the athletic program had become a part
of the school. In a COMET of 1907 there were complete
Martha Pearse drawings of the plans for the central part of our present
The Senior class of 1932 felt that they should have a
yearbook. A book called the DEBUT was produced. This
, Through the years 1933 to 1936, no yearbook was pub-
lished. In 1937, a book called the MODERNIQUE made
its first and only appearance.
The first NEVAMO was published in 1938 and has been
published continuously since then. We are fortunate in
having copies of all books, with the exception of the
yearbook of 1915. '
Nancy Harper Wilma Boyles Katherine Norman Betty Benson Shirley Warner Jan Runyan
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founded to inform the public about the activities in
high school building. f
In 1931 the COMET was discontinued because of in- f
book was sponsored by Miss Braham, who is now Mrs. Q
rimson and Gray talf
John Van Hoy
The first issue of the Nevada High School
paper, which is now the "CRIMSON AND GRAY",
was published October 5, 1926, under the sponsor-
ship of Mrs. Virginia Symns. Lacking a name, the
staff used the heading "WHAT IS IT?" and a
contest was held to select a name for the paper
with the prize being a year's free subscription.
The first year the paper sold for fifty cents a year
n cents a month and had a circulation of
or te -
three hundred. The original staff of fourteen,
which included a printing staff in the high school,
published the paper every Tuesday.
31 the size of the a er was doubled,
In 19 p p
the printing was done by a local printer, and the
paper was issued bi-weekly. The "CRIMSON AND
GRAY" has been a member of the Quill and Scroll
since 1930. It was a member of the National
Scholastic Press Association from 1930-1944 and
has been a member of the Missouri Interscholastic
Press Association since 1948. Mr. John Van Hoy
is the present adviser of the paper, which is pro-
duced by his journalism class.
'F Denotes Quill and Scroll Member Gary Thomas ,k
Ted Kachel 'F Donna Logan 2'
Alfred Gilliland John Zimmerman Bu
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The Student Council of Nevada High School
was organized in 1927-28 by Miss Anna Lee
Clack. The purpose of the Council is to aid in
the internal administration of the school, to
promote the general activities of the school, to
improve the co-operation between the 'students
and the faculty, and to present the desires and
problems of the student body to the faculty and
get for the students some solution of their
The projects of the Council are: Q13 main-
taining a lost and found department, 123 main-
taining an Information Deskg 131 publishing a
handbook, Q43 selling candy bars and pop corn
at the football and basketball games, 15p sup-
porting the Red Cross Drive and the March of
Dimes, 163 sponsoring assemblies, and UQ spon-
soring school dances.
To insure the school of a better Council, each Seniors I
year delegates are sent to the southwest Council ROW ONE - Gary Thomas, Presidentg Karl Householder, Vice-
nlgzggnt sponsor is Miss Gladys Radford. Presidentg Sherrill Wise, Secretary, and Bob Steele, Treasurer
ROW TWO - Miss Gladys Radford, Sponsor, Jeanette Palmer,
Janet Barton, Jeanie Broughton, and Donna Logan
JUNIORS ROW THREE - Frank Henthorn, Charles Crawford, Ted Kachel,
and Fred Teel
VY ONE - Janet McGlothlin Sharon McC b
Marlorie Neas, and Nancy Bethel om ' ROW ONE - Pat Carter, Sondra Gumm, Janie
ROW TWO J. C ll. J R N McGeehee and Melba Thomas
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Ewing, and Ray Haynes ' ROW TWO - Karen McClellan, Doyle Cohick,
ROW THRE Jack Nelson, and Frank Woodfill
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Jaye Dee Vilott rm urgess, Gene Morris, and ?:0WE:-FREE - Gary Ewan, John Norris, and
ROW ONE - Alice Keithly, Winston Ogle, Presidentg Billy Jones,
Vice-Presidentg and Bonnie Woolverton
ROW TWO - Tommy Runyan, Sharon Beisley, Karen Norris,
and Lewin Brantley
ROW THREE - Peyton Swearingen and Skip Schiller
ROW ONE - Jeanie McGeehee, Almeda Dahmer,
Carolyn Vanderford and Judy Dennison
ROW TWO - Bruce Archer, Gerald Dahmer, Lin-
don Wynes, James Gibson, and Joe Jadlow
ROW THREE - Linda Rimmer, G. W. Steincross,
Johnny Ebbs, Jo Ann Couch, and Bruce Curry,
The Junior High Student Council was or-
ganized in 1936 for the purpose of cooperating
with students and teachers in developing a
better Junior High School by the promotion of
good citizenship and by encouraging student
participation in school activities. The first spon-
sors were Miss Elizabeth Shaw and Miss Gladys
Radford. In 1940 the Council set up the bicycle
racks which are still being used today. The main
projects of the Council are: C11 helping with the
Information Desk in the main hallg Q23 conduct-
ing the sale of pop for all school affairsg Q33
chartering new clubs and rechartering old onesg
and C49 appointing students to care for the
American flag. Also, the Junior Council has
contributed to the school a number of drinking
fountains. One of the major fund-raising proj-
ects is the sale of pencils which are stamped
with the game schedules. To insure better
leadership, each year the president of the Coun-
cil is sent to the state Student Council at St.
Joseph, Missouri. Also, delegates are sent to the
Southwest District Convention. The present
sponsor is Mr. Robert Curry.
ROW ONE - Bob Irvin, Treasurer, Linda Bell, Secretary, Eddie
Carter, Reporter, and Suzie Zion
ROW TWO - Jane Ebbs, Tommy Aldrich, Venita Attebery, Caro
lyn Spears, and Larry Garrett
ROW THREE - Don McMullen, Jim Diehr, Larry Wynes, and
The Nevada Chapter of the National
Honor Society had its beginning in
the spring of 1925. Students may be-
come members of this organization as
Juniors and Seniorsg probationary
members are chosen from the out-
standing students in the Sophomore
Admission into the National Honor
Society reflects quite an honor, as the
cardinal objectives upon which mem-
bership is based includes excellence of
achievement in Scholarship, Leader-
ship, Service, and Character. To exalt
these objectives and hold them ever
before the school as goals toward
which all should strive is the ultimate
purpose of the National Honor Society.
An impressive initiation assembly is
planned each year by Mr. Schumann.
sponsor of our Chapter. Parents and
teachers are invited to a tea following
ROW ONE -- Frank Woodfill, Marjorie Neas, Martha Pearse, and Wilma Boyles, Secretary
ROW TWO - Sandra Moore,wJanis Burgess, Dianne Dahmer, and Sherrill Wise
ROW THREE -- Jeanie Broughton, Jan Runyan, Rita Ephland, and Maryalice McConnell
ROW FOUR - Janet Barton, Vice-President, Bob Steele, Presidentg Donna Logan, and Bob Pickett
ROW FIVE - Doyle Cohick, Frank Henthorn, Jack Nelson, and Lee Roy Cunningham
ROW SIX - Jim Burgess, Karl Householder, Hinton Swearingen, and Jerry Curnutt
NOT PICTURED - Sharon Yeokum and Ted Kachel
Cooperative Occupational Education
One of the newest courses in Nevada High School is
C. 0. E. It was first brought to Nevada as an idea in the
mind of Mr. Jones when he began serving as Super-
intendent of Schools in 1947. In the summer of 1948, he
secured L. B. Kesterton to come to Nevada as Coordinator
to initiate the Cooperative Vocational Training program,
then known as Diversified Occupations. In the past year
it united with the state program of Distributive Educa-
tion and it became known as C. O. E., which stands for
Cooperative Occupational Education.
A club was organized the first year and has been active
each of the seven years, having social parties, employer-
employee banquets and civic projects. The C. O. E. Club
is open to all members of the program and has varied in
size from thirty-nine the first year to fifty-six.
ROW ONE - Jerry Glimpse, Vice-Presidentg David Thurman, John Bridgeman, Fred Teel, Joyce
Harmon, Treasurer, Ted Kachel, Don Cox, President, Katherine Norman, Reporterg Mary Jane
Pippin, and Pat Baxter
ROW TWO - Roger Wallen, Frank Henthorn, Floyd Minor, Carol Diehr, Bonnie Carpenter,
Marilyn Morris, Peggy Fenton, Charlotte Garrett, Maryalice McConnell, Roger Wyatt, and Lavena
ROW THREE - Ernest Shindler, Bill Ridgway, Ed Wilhelmson, Sherril Wise, Janet Barton, Izetta
Adkins, Carl Simpson, Lyle Dukes, Roger Lukenbill, and David Schulze
ROW FOUR - Stanley Mowry, Lester B. Kesterson, Sponsor, Leroy Brown, Earnest Swait, and
ROW ONE - Duane Kennedy, Treasurer, Alfred Keithly, Reporter, Robert Smith, Sentinel, Law-
rence Tally, Secretary, G. A. Lindenmann, Vice-President, Charles Crawford, President, and A.
L. Mahaffey, Sponsor
ROW TWO - Tandy Pike, Gerald Snead, Carrol Dove, Marvin Garrett, Dean Brown, Maurice Dah-
mer, Jack Brock, Dale Chadd, L. J. Austin, and Curt Cavanaugh
ROW THREE - Jerry Quackenbush, Edwin Leonard, David Hammersley, Roy Hagerman, Tonuny
Holcomb, Jerry Johnston, Jim Austin, Eugene Thomas, Dwayne Thompson, and Bennie Good
ROW FOUR -- John Lawson, Bob Quackenbush, Robert Walker, Gary Hiestand, Bob Perrin, Ger-
ald Miller, Jim Jenkins, Raymond Gose, and Glenn Miller
ROW FIVE - Alfred Gilliland, Bob Turner, Maynard Thompson, Ronald Burnett, Curt 0'Rear,
Larry Emery, Jerry Fleming, Myron Hiestand, Larry Pettibon, and Leroy Bohrn
uture Farmers of America
The Nevada chapter of the Future Farmers of America
was started in 1939 with thirty-nine members. The aim
of developing competent, aggressive agricultural leaders
has been realized under the leadership of the advisor,
Mr. A. L. Mahaffey. Over a period of sixteen years,
Nevada's chapter has had one of the outstanding clubs
in the state with fourteen boys becoming State Farmers.
This is an award second only to the American Farmer
Award, the highest recognition that can be achieved by
any member. The chapter's fine record is also shown in
the many different awards received in field crops, farm
shop, and animal judging contests throughout the district
and state. With fifty-seven members this year, the Nevada
chapter of the Future Farmers of America is looking
ahead to bigger and better horizons in the iield of agri-
Future Homemakers of A merica
The Future Homemakers of America was organized in
1945. "Toward New Horizons" is the club motto. This
club, which meets twice each month, is composed of
girls in the upper four grades. Club otiicers are elected
every year. Any girl who has had one semester of home
economics is eligible for membership. The club has each
year a mother-daughter banquet.
The official emblem shows a house supported by two
hands symbolizing that the homes of the future are in
the hands of the youth. The four degrees of honor are
the key, the scroll, the torch and- the rose.
ROW ONE - Doris Greer, Song Leaderg Peggy Fenton, Historian, Donna Doelling, Treasurer,
Nancy Harper, Presidentg Hazel Franks, Vice-Presidentg Carol Lee Ford, Secretaryg Judy Rainey,
Reporterg and Albert Stewart
ROW TWO - Glenda Wallace, Opal Compton, Roberta Thorburn, Carolyn Rodieck, Jean Staffen,
Sue Rouse, Pat Hauser, Nellie Swait, and Marilyn Crump
ROW THREE - Miss Susanne Grant, Sponsor, Glenyce Pettibon, Frances Jones, Evelyn Jones,
Jeannie Collins, Barbara Dalton, Glenna Stevens, Parliamentariang Sandra Troegle, and Betty
Row Four - Joyce Harmon, Mary Hauser, Judy Carter, Patty Frizelle, Sally Estes, Sondra Gumm,
Andrea Angel, Jan Edwards, Kessie Shelton, and Judy Pyle
The sweater Club was organized in 1947 by Mrs. Inez
Cockrell. The club gets its name from the uniforms of the
members - skirts and sweaters. All girls in the seventh.
eighth, and ninth grades are eligible for membership.
The aims of the club are: 117 to set a good example of
sportsmanship and sportsmanlike conduct for the student
bodyg and Q23 to support Junior High athletic teams, by
forming a cheering section for organized yells. For lead-
ing these yells, the members choose one all-school yell
leader and six other leaders, two from each class. The
outstanding project of the club is sponsoring tag day sales.
The girls are given points for participating in these sales
and for attending the games. At the end of the year, these
points are totaled. The girls with the highest number of
points are awarded letters. Those with the next highest
are given certificates of merit.
Although the exact year of the first organized pep
club in N. H. S. is unknown, the 1930 yearbook contains
the first picture of the group, known then simply as the
Nevada Pep Club. In the fall of 1941 the present Tiger-
ette Club was organized. Under the provisions of the
club constitution, all girls in the tenth, eleventh, and
twelfth grades interested in promoting team spirit are
eligible to become members. They are subject to a point
system which determines outstanding service. Throughout
the years of its existence, the main money-making proj-
ects of the group have consisted of handling concessions
at the games. The proceeds have been used for decora-
tions at various school dances and the purchase of letters
for deserving members. At present there are six cheer-
leaders, four of whom are elected to represent their
respective classes. The all-school leader and the assistant
are chosen by the entire student body. The sponsor of
this group has always been the girls' Physical Education
teacher, and the present sponsor is Mrs. Gail Keithly.
ROW ONE - Mrs. Nellie Tolle, Sponsor, Shirley Phillips, Marilyn Morris, Carol Diehr, and Shir-
ROW TWO - Norita Bittner, Jeanette Palmer, President, Marilyn Etter, Reporter, and Sue
ROW THREE - Wilma Boyles, Vice-President, Bonnie Carpenter, Donna Doelling, and Lester
The Commeqcial Club was organized in 1939, with a
membership of twenty-nine. To be eligible for the Com-
mercial Club, it is necessary to have at least one year
of typing and shorthand. In addition, it is required that
a member should do at least two pieces of work to
show her interest.
The purposes of the club are to make the students
more efficient in ofice work and to give them experi-
ence in the commercial line. The first sponsor, Miss
Nell Dorman, fMrs. Clay Tolle, who returned to this
school in 1954-551 helped them build confidence and
efficiency toward the art of being a secretary.
Besides helping the students in becoming more effici-
ent in office work, the Commercial Club has been a
service to the school.
ROW TWO - Coach Gene Rimmer, Kenneth Hartzfeld,
Floyd Werst, Lonzo Harper, John Bridgeman, Bud Hut-
chinson, Gary Ewan, Gene Morris, Jim Ebbs, Lowell Yazel,
and Winston Ogle
The "N" Club is one of the oldest organizations in the
school. During the past few years, under the leadership
of Coach Gene Rimmer, the 'N" Club has sponsored many
activities such as the boxing shows, selling refreshments
at student activities, and sending its members to the
basketball tournaments in Kansas City. The club is com-
posed of boys who have won letters in athletics. One of
the high points in the year for members and for specta-
tors is the initiation period for the prospective members.
ROW ONE - Sam Carter, Alfred Keithly, Kenny Nunn,
Howard Wastell, Gary Thomas, Lee Roy Cunningham,
and Jack Nelson
ROW THREE - Jim Huff, Larry Siebert, Burnett Fam-
ham, Bill Sheehan, Junior Bond, Karl Householder, Jim
Burgess, and Jaye Dee Vilott
Not pictured: Russell Sadler
ROW ONE - Ronald Demaree, Treasurerg Mary Ann Sprenkle, Secretary Barbara Bethel R
porterg Cecilia Banta, Vice-Presidentg and Sue Rouse, President
ROW TWO - Louise Phillips, Lorene Seott, Mary Hauser, Shirley Garwood Treva Sisson, Bar
bara Parsons, Helen LaDue, Frances Jones, Ellen Kistner, Joyce Harmon, and Mrs Maude Wardln
ROW THREE - Karen Hendrix, Jewel Faye Collins, Wanda Emerson, Glenyce Pettlbon, Karen
Norris, John Haggard, Evelyn Jones, and Beatrice Monkres
The Library Club, organized in 1941, has in its member-
ship approximately twenty-four students from the senior
high school. The club is sponsored by Mrs. Maude Wardin,
The student staff ofglibrary helpers, and other students
interested in library work, are eligible to membership
in the club. The activities of the members include check-
ing out books and other library materials, repairing and
shelving books, and serving their fellow students.
The purpose of the club is to sponsor a greater interest
among students in the use of books and library service,
to stimulate reading interests, to train student librarians
to carry on the work of the library, and to improve the
library service in the school.
ROW ONE Dianne Dahmer, Treasurer, Janet Barton, Vice-Mayorg Sharon Yeokum, Janie Teel,
ROW TWO Tommy Maxwell, Danny Ferry and Bob Steele, Mayor
The first Youth Club was started in 1943, in quarters
located across from the post office. It was moved in
1945 to the building now occupied by the Singer Company
on the east side of the square. It was moved to its
present site, across from the high school, in 1946. At that
time the membership cost was 51.00 for a year's mem-
bership. The Youth Club was open to all boys and
girls under twenty years of age. Within the past few
years the membership fees have been dropped, and
the Youth Club is one of the agencies supported by the
The Nevada Youth Association, an adult organization,
sponsors the Youth Club. The Youth Council plans the
activities of the Club. This council is made up of
representatives elected by each class in the high school.
The new look at the Youth Club
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Vocal Music Department
The Vocal Music Department presented "Meet the Muses" for its fall program. Shown above is
the Choir singing the Christmas portion of "The Messiah." The Vocal Music Department, under
the direction of Mr. Schumann, enters many individuals and ensembles in the Spring Festival.
The scene below shows the Choir as they sang a selection for this year's Spring Festival.
ROW ONE - Bob Steele, Jack Nelson, John Podzus, Masolyne Owens, Maralyne Owens, Janet
McGlothlin, Alice Keithly, Donna Houchin and Suzanne Zion.
ROW TWO - Sandra Moore, Janet Barton, Sandra Lawrence, Billy Hayes, Barbara Drury, Jean
Staffen, Lois Spangler, Shirley Nealander, Martha Pearse, Gary Thurman, Harold Palmer, David
Thurman, and John Haggard
ROW THREE - Don Sieberns, Sandra Davis, Charlene Fox, Marilyn Smith, Doris Overton, Melba
Smith, Maxine Bullock, Rachel Kunc, Doyle Cohick, Bill Gowin, and Tom Runyan
ROW FOUR - Fred Barnes, Duane Thurman, Charles Winters, Herbert Ayers, Sally Shaw, Gene
Bobbett, Charles Clemmons, Lewin Brantley, and lone Jenner
enior High Band R
Mr. Curnutt directs the band in a spirited march-
ROW ONE - Linda Loy, Linda Spillman, Janice Hargrove, Barbara Barton Sharon Beisle Ma
Ann Giacometti, and Janie Teel ' y' ry
ROW TWO T- Carol Sewell, Martha Iieithley, Donna Murray, Glenda Keithly, Eddie Barnes,
Glenna Hardin, Jo Frances Williams, Jim Hedges, Sharon Yeokum, Loren Fox, Richard Olmstead,
Richard Rodleck, and Lloyd Palmer
ROW THREE - Jerry Thomas, Lucille Shafer, Winston Ogle, David Drake, Skip Schiller, John
Ayers Jerry Curnutt, Kent Hawkins, Lee Roy Burris, and Ernie Swait
ROW FOUR - Darrell Alexander, Jackie Swait, Sondra Gumm, Dorothy Wescoat, and Sally Estes
Although it is difficult to determine the exact dates, it
is believed that the first Nevada High School band was
organized in 1927 under the direction of Mr. Eldon C.
Jones. Mr. Floyd Curnutt, who began his work in Nevada
this year, is the ninth director of the band.
In the past few years as the band has grown larger,
the school has bought some of the larger and more ex-
'pensive instruments for the group. This fine musical
organization performs at athletic events, school sponsored
gatherings, and town parades and picnics. This year the
band had the distinction of playing at the ceremonies
marking the visit of Vice-President Richard Nixon to
Nevada. The annual band concert was presented January
The concert band in action
Junior High Band
The Junior High Band has been active since 1946. Mr.
John R. Williams first organized the group to supplement
the Senior High Band. The director of the Senior High
band has always been in charge of the Junior High group.
The band performs for Junior High sponsored events
and gives one concert each year.
ROW ONE - Laree Jones, Shirley Hatfield, Janice Herring, and Karen Rasnic
ROW TWO - Judy Kesterson, Janet Keithly, Donald Armitage, Donna Jones, Virginia Pearse,
John Podzus, Linda Place, Joyce Liter, Joleen Simon, and Linda Rimmer
ROW THREE - Brenda Sh-epherd, Jean Ebbs, Larry Dwyer, Sonny Sewell, Yvonne Phillips,
Kendall Baumann, Wayne Dixon, Susan Thomas, Charles Needling, Eddie Barnes, Gerald Dahmer,
Jimmy Adams, Diarme Mische, and Wanda Rodieck
ROW FOUR -- Kay Dahmer, Kay Pettibon, Claudia Williams, Judy Shepherd, Ann Bridgeman,
Gayle Olson, Carl Mitchum, Naomi Hagerman, David Perrin, Sammy Yurk, John Shrewsbury,
Gary Balk, Kent Adams, Rex Cowherd, Bob Fanning, John Bussinger, Gary Tow, and Mary Ann
ROW FIVE - Ronnie Geller, Ronald Griffin, Earl DeVore, Richard Murray, Larry Wynes, Larry
Crump, Buddy Linder, Judy Belcher, Joe Adams, and Terry Fox
ROW ONE - Richard Myers, Shirley Ramsey,
Lee Roy Cunningham, and David Thurman
ROW TWO - Sandra Moore, Domla Houchin,
Harold Palmer, Martha Duncan, and Karlene
ROW THREE - Bob Steele, Jack Nelson, Jean
Olmstead, Lloyd Palmer, Jerry Thomas, lone
Mary Lolly, Sharon Kay Prouty, Don Siebems,
Mary Ann Giacometti, Sharon Beisley, Linda Loy,
Staffen, John Podzus, Gary Thurman, Richard
Jenner, Donna Murray, and Jimmie Hedges
ROW FOUR - Richard Rodieck, Sally Shaw, and Gene Bobbett
Orches tra l
The instrumental music program is represented in year-
books as early as 1918 when the first orchestra was or-
ganized. Both Senior and Junior High School students
are eligible for the orchestra.
Some of the first dramatic organizations at Nevada
High School were "Deus Ex Machina" and The Dramatics
Thespians Troupe 1349 was installed in Nevada High
School in 1953-54 when the speech department was re-
activated. The initial chapter had 24 members and was
sponsored by Miss Lena Eckhart. Thespians is an honor-
ary dramatic society and at the present time is under
the sponsorship of Mr. Clifford l-laislip.
The members must earn 10 points before they are
initiated into Thespians. These points are given for act-
ing and crew work on various dramatic productions. The
production, "The Willow and I" was presented on Feb-
ruary 17, 1955.
ROW ONE Donna Logan, Vice president, Dianne Dahmer, Reporterg Wooddy Swearingen,
Treasurer, and Jeame Broughton, Secretary
ROW TWO Sharon McComb, Jack Spencer, Janet McGlothlin, and Ronnie Smith
ROW THREE Slurley Warner, Jim Collins, Phylis Koehler, and David Thurman
ROW FOUR Katherine Norman, Ted Kachel, Parliamentarian, and Sharon Yeokum
ROW FIVE Jim Burgess, Sally Shaw Nancy Bethel, and Fred Barnes
Frank Woodfill Pat Carter, Karen McClellan, Fred Barnes, and Billy Bobbett
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Jack Spencer, Sharon McComb, Nancy Bethel. Jim Burgess,
and Marjorie Neas portray a scene from "Melody Jones".
Junior Class Play
Jim Collins and Phyllis Koehler look on as Sharon McComb 4Melody Jones! is
presented "dog-toothed" violets by Jim Burgess.
Freddie Barnes practices his "line" on Lee
Jenner, Sue Rouse, Janet McClothlin,
Ronnie Smith, and Sally Shaw.
Senior Class Play
Masolyrne Owens. Jim Huff. Jeanie Broughton. and Kenny Nunn
discuss the situation with Ted Kachel .
Bob Steele, Dianne Dahmer, Martha Pearse, Wooddy Swearingen, and Shirley
Warner celebrate in the finale.
Sharon Yeokum, John Bridge-
man, Scottie Harmon, Marilyn
Ette1',Matalyne Owens and Dav-
id Thurman enjoy a moment's
relaxation in the old home.
Not pictured: Jerry Curnutt
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Boys' State is sponsored by the American Legion. lts
purpose is to teach boys to become better citizens through
actual experiences in citizenship and government. The
boys are nominated by the Junior Class. and the number
eligible depends on the number of organizations sponsor-
ing a boy. Pictured are representatives Frank I-Ienthorn,
Wooddy Swearingen, Karl Householder, Ted Kachel and
Girls' State is sponsored by the American Legion. Each
year girls from the Junior Class are selected, and the
representatives for the 1954 session were Jeanie Brough-
ton and Janet Barton.
Each year the American Legion chapters throughout the
state sponsor oratorical contests. There are four contests
which may be entered, and the subject is specified as
The Constitution. Pat Carter was selected to represent
Nevada Junior-Senior High School. Pat was also selected
to attend the Sophomore Pilgrimage in Jefferson City.
The alternate named for this honor was Doyle Cohick.
Students are chosen by the faculty and the members of
the Sophomore Class on the basis of leadership and
citizenship. Standing with Pat is the winner of the
D. A. R. Citizenshp Award, Sherrill Wise. Winner of this
award is required to take a test ln American History.
Other awards which are made after the yearbook goes
to press are: The Richardson Scholarship, the A.A.U.W.
Scholarship, D.A.l!.. Citizenship Award, the B.P.W. Schol-
arship, P.E.0. Scholarship, V. F. W. Award for Citizen-
ship, Elks' Award for Leadership, The Leadership Award
and the Citizenship Award.
The Spencer Tractor and Equipment Company held a
contest in plowing, and Tommy Holcomb won first place.
Tommy will represent Nevada High School at the district
contest to be held in Sprtnsfield.
During the summer the Nevada Council sends several
members to different meetings for leadership training.
In June Gary Thomas attended the 18th annual National
Association of Student Councils Convention at St. Paul,
Minnesota. The theme of the convention was "Better
Citizens through the Student Council." Seventeen of the
six hundred and forty delegates were from Missouri. In
August Sherrill Wise and Bob Steele attended a Workshop
at the University of Missouri. Karl Householder attended
a Leadership Camp in August held at Cheley Camps ln
Colorado. The purpose of this meeting was to train
leaders from all parts of the country.
The 7th annual convention of the Missouri Association
of Student Councils was held at Eldon, Missouri on March
11 and 12. The purpose of the convention was to train
leaders and to present ways to improve student councils.
Attending from Nevada were Sharon Beisley, Larry Gar-
rett, Ray Haynes, Bob Irvin and Bob Steele. Frank Wood-
fill is not pictured, but he was the sixth representative.
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Thomas, Fred Teel, Ted Kachel, and Karl Householder
The Senior, Junior, and Sophomore
classes send representatives each week
to the Nevada Lions Club. The Junior
Lions are elected by each class, and
the classes take turns monthly in send-
ing their representatives.
For the past few years, the Senior
class has been sending representatives
to the Nevada Rotary Club. The boys,
called Junior Rotarians, are officers of
the organizations in which the Senior
John Norris, llill Sheehan, Howard Wastell. Jim Burgess, Kenny
Nunn, Jerry Dickson, Stanley Mowry, and Jack Nelson
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Mike Adam, Hayden Jackson, Student Managers: Lewin Brantley, Dean Capps, Sonny Caton,
Norman Jones, Tommy Runyan, Eddie Nealander, and Dustin Norris, Student Manager.
ROW TWO -
Coach Gene Rimmer, Chris Owen, LeRoy Burris, Gary Thomas, Kenny Nunn, Sammy Carter,
Ronald Harmon. Larry Pettibon, Jack Hendrix, Peyton Swearingen, and Merlyn Haubein.
ROW THREE -
Assistant Coach John Batten, Charles Clemmons, Robert Oyer, David Foland, Gary Ewan,
Jack S encer, Larry Biles, Howard Wastell, Thomas Hudson, and Jim Ebbs.
ROW FOER -
Bud Hutchinson, Lonso Harper, Raymond Gose. J. D. Vilott, Jim Huff, Jim Burgess, Floyd
Werst Gary Hall. Jack Dennison. Curtis O'Rear.
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Ronald Jones, Lee Jenner, Winston Ogle, Freddie Barnes, Bernett Farnham, Junior Bond, Bill
Sheehan. Larry Siebert, Kenny Hartzfield, and Gene Morris.
Football Scores Conference S tcmdmgs
Nevada 13 El Dorado Springs 7 won
Nevada 7 Fort Scott 28 Neogho 8
Nevada 14 Neosho 33 Laniar 6
Nevada 36 Cassville 6 Momett 6
Nevada 12 Carthage 7 Aurora 6
Nevada 7 Aurora 21 Cartha e 3
Nevada 6 Monett 25 Nevadf 3
Nevada 33 Mt. Vernon 13 Mt V 1, n on 1
Nevada 7 Lamar 13 Cagsvifle 1
game begins. eleven.
An exclamation of that Tiger spirit, and another Thomas hits a hole to score against the Carthage
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ROW ONE - Ivan Maahs, Johnny Bussinger, Earl Devore, John Ebbs, Larry Garrett, Kendall
Baumann, Gordon Hendrix, Denny McLaughlin, James Gibson, and Buster Martin
ROW TWO - Larry Hendrix, Tom Aldrich, Eddie Barnes, Gary Hayde, Eugene Farnham, Rex
Behm, Evan Lee Emery, and James Cox
ROW THREE - Johnny Wood, Duane Thurman, Bob Irvin, Ed Carter, John Duncan, John Vieth,
and Jim Adams
t in their gist corzfgersce bid of this season, thvel Tigers
oo on ano er ous n ing eam, e Neosho ildcats.
Neosho's shifty backfield went to work soon after the
kickoff, with quarterback Arenz breaking away to score
from the ten. A Tiger fumble on the 25 resulted in the
Wildcat's second tally, which put them in the lead, 14-0.
glnabiqe to iopet with Neosho's brilliant backfield work,
e gers et wo more TD's slip past them and the
halftime score stood 26-0. Fighting back in the third
quarter, the Tigers bulled across for their first score
and extra point. This opening drive was climaxed by
Nevada's second touchdown, after driving downfield
from their forty. The try for point after touchdown was
good, making the score 24-14. Arenz again broke away
for his fourth score of the game to put Neosho into a
33-14 lead as the gun sounded ending the game.
A Tiger pass clicks against Neosho.
Nevada's 36-6 defeat of Cassville the next week was
reminiscent of the recent Nevada-Neosho contest,- ex-
cept that it was the Tigers who were romping over the
goal line. The Tigers scored twice in the first few min-
utes of the game and Bond helped by dropping a Wildcat
man behind his own goal line for a safety. Penalties
began to mark the game from that point on, with the
maiority being called against the Wildcat's, who seem-
ingy would gain 5 yards and be marked back 15. With
the score 15-0 at the start of the second half, the Tigers
marched through 3 first downs to a score. Thomas added
another 6 points to Nevada's total on a 30 yard run
along the right sideline. Werst went over again toward
the end of the quarter, with half the Tiger "B" team
blocking for him. Cassville's lone tally came in the final
quarter as the game ended with the Tiger's on the right
side of a heartening 36-6 tilt.
The Tiger line breaks a hole through the Cassville
line for a T.D.
J aye Dee V11ott
Sophomore - Halfback
Junior - Tackle
Sophomore - End
Sophomore - Guard
Senior - Guard
Freshman - Halfback
Senior - Halfback
enior - Fullback
Senior - End
Senior - Center
Sophomore - Quarterback
Junior - Halfback
The Tigers inch forward in a rough struggle
The next week the Nevada Tigers sweated out a 12-7
victory over their namesakes from Carthage in a game
which had the spectators standing during the final
moments of the contest. Nevada's first score came early
in the first quarter after Nevada recovered a Bengal
fumble on their own 36 yard line. After a sustained drive,
Thomas went through to give the Tigers a 6 point lead.
Nevada's scoring closed when Nunn, intercepting a
Carthage pass, raced to their 16. Vilott went across to
make it 12-0 at the half. In the fourth quarter, the taut
Carthage line held Nevada on downs and took over on
their own 31 yard line, and alternately sailed and
marched down field to score the Bengal's first tally. The
try for extra point was good, leaving Nevada with a shaky
5 point lead and minutes left. After being held to downs,
Nevada punted to the Carthage 20. The visitors then took
to the air in earnest but failed to connect as the clock
Injuries handicapped Nevada as they lost to the
Monett Cubs by a long 25-6 score. The host Cubs got
underway early as a 55 yard run hit paydirt. Coming
back strong, the Tigers scored on a Carter to Bond pass
which knotted the score 645. The Cubs scored again as
the half ended on a long pass making it 12-6 at halftime.
Coming out hard, the Monett team held Nevada scoreless
as they added two more TD's, one in each frame.
Before a large homecoming crowd, the Nevada Tigers
won their third conference game, defeating the Mt.
Vernon Mountaineers 33-13. On a series of penalties, the
Mountaineers took 95 yards of setbacks, but kept in the
game with a 13-6 Nevada lead at the half way mark.
Beginning early in the third quarter, the Tigers drove
across for two more TD's behind the scoring punch of
Werst and Morris. Homecoming Queen Jeanie Broughton
and her attendants, Joyce Belcher and Sharon McComb,
presided over Nevada's victory which upped them to
fifth place in the big nine standings.
Morris pulls away to 6 point territory as the
Tigers roll against Cassville.
Nevada dropped before the onrush of the Aurora
Houn' Dawgs by a margin of 21-7. Aurora tasted first
blood minutes before the half as they caught Nevada
behind their own goal to score a safety. They added a
TD as the half ended, giving them an 8 point lead.
Aurora scored soon again after the second half kick-off
to give them a 15-0 margin. Nevada's scoring resulted
as Bond, taking two successive passes from Carter,
scored a TD and the extra point. Aurora scored again
in the late minutes of the game on a long run. The
game ended with a 21-7 final score in favor of the I-Ioun'
Traveling the next week to Webb City, the Tigers
in a hard-fought ground attack, caught up with Webb
City's lone tally to tie the score 7-7 at halftime. After
pushing each other around throughout the third quarter,
both teams went to work in the final period. Early in
the fourth quarter, Webb City drove over to lead 13-7.
Nevada's return attack was climaxed by a 39 yard run
to paydirt and the score was knotted again, 13 all. The
Cardinals filled the air lane with aerials, until, after
many tries, they scored on a long pass. The kick for
point was good, leaving Nevada on the short end of a
20-13 final count.
In the annual battle for the silver tiger, Nevada
journeyed to Lamar to play one of the best teams in the
conference. A battling Nevada eleven kept pace with
their rivals during the first half, with a 0-0 dead-lock
at halftime. Nevada, fighting back early in the third
quarter, sent Thomas across for the first score of the
game. Hitting hard, Lamar recovered a Nevada fumble
to set up her first TD. The try for extra point was no
good, leaving Nevada ahead 7-6 late in the fourth quar-
ter. The Tigers were forced to punt with minutes left.
Lamar kept driving until a 28 yard pass connected for
their second tally. Seconds later the game ended with
Nevada trailing 13-7, one of the hardest fought contests
of the year.
Werst bulls through Neosho's wall for a Tiger
BIG NINE STANDINGS
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Senior - Guard
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Gary Leonard, Winston Ogle, Howard Wastell, Lonzo Harper, Lee Jenner, John
Martin, Gary Ewan, Lynn Gowin, Eugene Baker, Gerald Snead, and John Mann.
James Love, Gary Whitworth, Kenneth Hartzfeld, Merlyn Haubein, Bill Shee-
han, Fred Barnes, Leroy Taylor, Sammy Fine, Raymond Gose, Jack Hendrix,
and Lowell Yazel.
Larry Emery, John Norris, Robert Oyer, Eddie Nelander, Darrell Alexander,
Maurice Dahmer, Terry Buel, Bill Hayes, Lewin Brantley, David Drake, Jim
Austin, Eugene Thomas, and Larry Compton.
Bill Hickman, Mike Adam, Ronald Jones, Hayden Jackson, Sam Carter, Russell
Sadler, Jack Nelson, Jim Burgess, John Burnos, Lyle Rose, LeRoy Burris, Loren
Fox, Norman Jones, and Larry Biles.
Bob Gowin, Jerry Thomas, George Lafferty, LeRoy Adams, Hubert Adams, Jim
Hedges, Chris Owen, Jim Ebbs, Dean Capps, Gary Hall, Ronald Dodson, Larry
Seibert, Tom Holcomb, Charles Clemmons, and Wilbur Garwood.
In a. week long intramural track meet patterned after
me decamlon in me olympic Games. the Nevada track
squad began shaping up for the Fllgged U3-ck Season-
Faced with a. tough schedule which included two state
meets, the Tiger thinclads journeyed to Columbia for
the first meet of the year.
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the big meet
Jim Hedges hands the baton
to Ronald Dodson.
Fred Teel, Ted Kachel, Bob Steele, and Wooddy Swearingen
The three coaches are shown wearing the "proper adornment" for the 1955 Centennial of
Vernon County. Behind the beards are Gene Rimmer, football and track coachg Wayne Reed, "A"
team and Junior High basketball coachg and John Batten, football and track assistant coach and
"B" team basketball coach.
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ROW ONE -Mr. Herbert Steincross, Instructor, Chris Owens, Donna Logan, Frank Woodfiu
Martha Pearse, and Mr. Frank Snyder, Instructor
ROW TWO - Sam Carter, Darrell Linquist, Ed Carter, and Jerry Thomas
ROW THREE - Henry Robertson, Judy Belcher, Pat Carter, and Sally Duncan
ROW FOUR - Bob Pohl, Johnny Duncan, Johnny Veith, and Larry Garrett
ROW FIVE - G. W. Steincross, Larry Dwyer, Johnny Bussinger, and Evan Lee
ROW SIX - Gary I-Iayde, Howie Carter, Ronnie Fisk, and Don McMullen
ROW SEVEN - Loren Fox, Lewin Brantley, and Skip Schiller
Rifle C ub
The Nevada Junior Rifle Club was organized in 1941
under the leadership of Mr. N. T. Paterson. Its purpose
is to teach members how to shoot well and to learn the
rules of safety and sportsmanship. In 1954, a girls' team
composed of Mary Haley, Donna Logan, Pat Carter, and
Martha Pearse, shot an excellent score which boosted
them to fourth place in the nation. The Rifle Club
placed 55th from a total of 700 teams throughout the
nation in 1954. The club has been- inactive this year be-
cause of the lack of range facilities, but is contemplating
plans for a new building expressly for club purposes.
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Board of ducation
George Logan LYH11 Ewing
0. M. Flory
The members of the Board of Education for the Re-
organized District R.-5 are men who serve the community
by working for the best educational program in the
Nevada Public Schools.
Three of the present members are graduates of Nevada
High School. Mr. Lynn Ewing headed the class of 1921
and has served for nineteen years on the Board. Dr.
W. S. Love graduated in 1915 and has been on the Board
for nineteen years. Mr. Hubert Fowler, secretary, gradu-
ated in 1920 and has completed six years of service.
Mr. George M. Logan, president of the Board, this year
will complete a nine year term of service. Mr. 0. M.
Flory, vice-president, has served six yearsg Dr. Roy W.
Pearse was appointed last fall to fill a vacancy created
by the untimely death of Mr. Virgil Dahmer.
The earliest record of the business meeting of the Board
of Education is dated 1883. From these minutes to the
present can be traced the continuous progressive march
The late Mrs. 0. E. Inwood, former acting principal
and teacherof N. H. S., was the only woman who ever
served on the School Board.
Much progress has been made in the past few years
under the leadership of the Superintendent C. l-I. Jones,
Jr. Two completely modern grade schools were built in
the period from 1951-54, and improvements were made
on the high school building and the grade school buildings.
Improvements on the high school building include a
cafeteria, sound-proof band room with glass-enclosed
practice rooms, stairways, rewiring, and fireproofing' of
The Board of Education is the directing power of our
education system, and the members are constantly work-
ing for the betterment of our public school system.
Dr. W. S. Love
H. L. Fowler Dr. Roy Pearse
Parent- Teachers ' Association
BOW ONE - Mrs. Glenn Burris, Historian: Mrs. Walter
Thurman, Secretaryg Mrs. Fritz Rombach, lst Vice-
Presidentg and Mrs. George Ebbs, Treasurer
ROW TWO -v H. A. Kelso , 2nd Vice-president and Cecil
The Nevada Junior-Senior High School Parent-Teacher's
Association was organized on Thursday, December 12,
1935, at a meeting held in the high school auditorium. The
Rev. Hugh Campbell, who had long been interested in
parent-teacher work, spoke on the subject, "Parent-
Teacher Organizations, and Their Place in the Commu-
The first officers elected to serve were: the Rev. H.
U. Campbell, presidentg Mrs. 0. E. Inwood, vice-presidentg
Mrs. L. F. Lindquist, secretaryg Mrs. 0 N. Eddlemon,
treasurerg and Mrs. Walter Moberg, historian.
The milk project and the vaccination and immunization
program for the high school age youth are but two of
the projects receiving yearly attention from the P. T. A
Cooking and serving the Junior-Senior Banquet for each
year's graduating class, and contributing Food and
assistance as needed at the Big Annual Anti-Van Hallo-
ween Party are fine examples of Parent-Teacher co
operation in banding together for the good of our youth.
C. H. Jones, Jr. has served as superintendent of the
Nevada school system since July of 1947. For two years
previous to that time, he had been principal of the high
school. Mr. Jones is the fifteenth man to head the schools
of this commlmity since the office of superintendent was
created in 1886. Prior to this time, the head of the schools
was known as the principal, although much ol his time
was employed in teaching. During Mr. Jones' administra-
tion the school district has been reorganizedg two new
buldings have been constructed, and all buildings have
been enlarged to include cateterias and additional class-
rooms. The Nevada R-5 District School system is recog-
nized by the State Department of Education as having
an AAA rating, which is the highest classification.
Mrs. Ruth Weltmer has been secretary to the Board
ol' Education since 1935. Miss Kleetis Wirth began work-
ing in the office of the superintendent in 1954 although
she has continued in her former position as secretary to
the Veterans' Farm Training School.
Mrs. Ruth Weltmer, Supt. C. H. Jones, and Miss Kleetis Wirth
W. Garland Keithly became principal of the high schooi
in January of 1950. Thirteen years before that he had
been in the graduating class of this school. I-Ie came to
this position as principal from previous assignment as
superintendent of the Walker school.
Although this important year does not mark the 100th
anniversary of the Nevada school system, the educational
story is one of the important parts of our heritage. The
ground on which the present building stands was donated
by Mr. Benjamin Baugh to be used solely for school
purposes. Before the Civil War, only one term of school
was held in the one room frame building erected in 1860.
The building was one of the few not destroyed by fire
during the war, and it served as a community building
as well as for a school.
ln 1872 a brick building was erected. It has been nec-
essary at times for the Board of Education to rent space
for classes. It was not until 1907 that the central part of
the present building was accepted by the Board of Edu-
cation. In 1923 the additions on each side were erected.
Major improvements were made in the Junior-Senior High
School building in the summer of 1954.
Principal W. Garland Keithly and Mrs. Nelle Inwood
Mrs. Neile Inwood, secretary to the principal has been
working in this position since 1925.
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The story of the building program is apparent in this
School Construction Replacement Additions
Franklin 1885 1923 1954
Jefferson 1885 1923 1953
Benton 1892 1950
Blair 1892 qburned 19493
Bryan 1896 1954
The first class graduated from the high school in the
spring of 1880. Except for the year 1881, the high school
has annually had a graduating class. By May of 1954,
4,648 people had graduated from N. H. S. At first the
Board of Education examined each candidate for gradu-
ation, but in 1886 a definite course of study was adopted.
Work in all departments was approved by the State
University examiner for the first time in the school year
During this year of the Vernon County Centennial
there are 1705 students attending schools taught by 73
teachers in the R.-5 district.
Driver's Ed and Physical Ed
Art and Elementary Music
Core Curriculum 8
English III and Literature
General Science and Biology
Dramatics and Speech
English I and Il
A. L. Mahaffey
Gail Keithly Audrey Kennedy
Physical Education Core Curriculum 8
Edna McG0vney Eva Pettibon
Core Curriculum 7 Core Curriculum 8
Marjorie Pohl Gladys Radford ' WQYHC Reed
Social Science World History PhYS1Ca1 Ed and Coaching
Juanita Rimmer Vera Rombach Geraldine Rowton
English II and IV Algebra and General Math School Nurse
Core Curriculum 7
Core Curriculum 7
John Van Hoy
Latin, Spanish and Journalism
Library and Study Hall
Core Curriculum 8
Seventh Grade Math
ROW ONE - Guy Hadley, Bud Henson, Troy Henson,
Bill Smith, and Doyle Johns
ROW TWO - Carl Cox, Supervisory Jack Neas, LeRoy
MoVickers, Roy Householder, Fred Mealy, and stanley
Dale McConnell, Homer Miller, Building
Engineerg F. A. Nichols, Glen McGee, and
Mrs. Mabel McGee
The custodial staff has increased from its original one member
to the present five members. When Mr. Homer Miller was hired
in 1925, he and his family lived in the building and did all the
janitorial work themselves, with the exception of one man whom
Mr. Miller hired from his own salary. Doing the necessary repair
work and painting was part of the janitor's work at that time.
During his 30 years in the Nevada system, Mr. Miller has seen
many improvements in our school. At present he serves as Building
Engineer of all schools in R-5 District.
Mrs. Jane Pyle, Mrs. Irene Wilhelmson, Cafeteria Super-
visorg Mrs. Nellie Lowry and Mrs. La Merna Wood, High
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The first year in which the Nevada High
School owned and operated a bus was 1915-1936.
Before that time some privately owned busses
transported students to N. H. S. ln August of
1939, new bus routes were authorized northwest
and southwest of town. The Nevada R-5 Dis-
trict operates eleven school busses now, carrying
approximately six hundred students, including
the grade school pupils. The busses are fully
approved by the State Highway Patrol and the
State Board of Education. School bus service
costs the district twenty cents each mile. This
includes a liberal depreciation charge, complete
insurance coverage, and other operating ex-
penses. The school bus not only brings the pupil
to school but frequently is used for field trips
and excursions designed to enrich the classroom
The cafeteria opened December 6, 1954. 'This
event was the realization of a plan which had
been visualized many years before. Approxi-
mately four hundred students are served at the
noonday for twenty-five cents. The kitchen staff
is made up of LaMerna Wood-kitchen mana-
ger, Mrs. Nellie Lowry and Mrs. Jane Pyle-
kitchen, Mrs. Vera Wilhelmson-cashier.
Izetta Adkins Kay Armstrong
Earlene Bell, Yell Leaderg Kenny Nunn, Treasurerg Ted
Kachel, Vice-Presidentg Donna Logan, Secretaryg and
Fred Teel, President
Noreta Blttner LeR0y Bohm
Jeanie Broughton Kyle Calmer
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Jim Huff Evelyn Jones
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Bob Landes Lee W. Leedy
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NEVADA BOOK STORE
Full Line of School Supplies
"Look First to Long Bell for Quality'
Lumber Builders Hardware
Millwork Asbestos Siding
Roofing Paint 8: Wallpaper
TH E LONG BELL LUM BER
COM PA N Y
'UZ' 202 S. Cedar
SHAN KS 8z
COMPANY ZION SHOE
"Everything a STORE
East Side Peters Shoes
HORNER FLOWER SHOP
Virgil Cassius - Ruby
Phone 59 1124 N. Main
FERGUS0N,S Best Wishes
Office Supplies to the 1954
Job P ' t'
Tm mg JUMBO ICE
Phone 1151 CREAM SHOP
ll17 South Cedar
108 West Walnut
NEVADA IMPLEMENT CO.
Your JOHN DEERE Dealer
Congratulations to the Class of '55
Official Nevamo Photographers
GRAPHIC ARTS STUDIO
DEPARTM ENT STORE INC.
Across the Street from N. H. S.
SCOTT'S STORE LiUewwOd,,
South Side of Square Phone 44
111 E. Cherry
NEVADA RADIO 5
AMES SUPPLY COMPANY
Farmall Tractors-International Tfucks
Nevada, Mo. -1 Bronaugh, Mo.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capital and Surplus S200,000
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IIIUSIC 62 FURNITURE C0
612 East Walnut
Congratulations to '55
ROEBUCK AND COMPANY
A. K. WOODARD
LEGAN .sl ELECTRIC
"We are Specialists"
Phone 21 1083
Highway 71 and
Phone 1234 119 S. Cedar
THORNTON NATIONAL BANK
N o'rth Side
207 W. Cherry
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Ladies, 120 S. Cedar
READY TO WEAR
H EN RY KRAFT
O. W. DODGE
109 E. Cherry St.
for Every Occasion
M EN DEN HALL'S SHOES
Best Wishes to the
'55 Graduating Class
BETTY'S BEAUTY SHOP
Paint GEO. EBBS 8z CO
Glass Abstracts - Loans
"Nevada's Oldest" Court House
SPEECES N evada, Missouri
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real Estate - Insurance - Notary Public
Office First National Bank Building
Phones 73 and 1603-R3
Sales dz Service
114 N. Cedar
Excellent Service Dept.
MC CLELLAN'S STORES CO.
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NEVADA BARBER 8 BEAUTY SHOP
O.K. RUBBER WELDERS
Complete Tire Service
Phone 24 219 N. Cedar
BIRDSEYE ABSTRACT CO., INC.
207 N. Main Phone 277
Abstracts - Plats - Photocopy
Mrs. K. E. Postlethewaite
ADDING MACHINE coMPANY
Authorized Sales and Service
Monroe Calculators, Adding 8z Posting
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Phone 123 Nevada, Missouri
DR. 1. P. WOODFILL
Office Hours 8:30 - 5:00
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SEMCO COLOR PRESS
Northern Sales Manager
BEAUTY Nook EDNNS
211 E. Cherry
407 E. Hickory
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Nevada -- LOANS - Missouri
Phone 231 306 E. Walnut
Fine College and High School Annuals
B. L. Semtner, H
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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