Nevada High School - Nevamo Yearbook (Nevada, MO)

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REI- fy ew-V-J-wVMMgI,, ILI.y,,-.,--f4,,,-IIeI.,f.f , ,W , , 7- V,,,,M,, ,Aw AK,, , A I 'AWS'aiLII,,g1j 'Qsivfvfbg W?-,, 1 fgf' fs: ,5ft4f'?7fZg1?w?Qy5,'f,l,!.!??qY'5Qz?-if9sYbaflfii,giekigg, Qhiggygbigvkzli N l-: IL vu:- "'ww52. f W' , K, 9 I K ' M " , ' J' i M i ' ' Nw-W The NE VAMO Staff Presents the 1955 NEVAMO 31 N ge 1,33 '99 ,Q .Jw '5 --Ni gi Q9 I? - ,J A , - -ig -E -a of .5 i - V R J A A i 2" 5 I nh" V 5 A J f 5 ' Q MWF' Q : il ,Q 'z1f':i H X, , M , U ' .,, A - X U' rt' J'-"J K5 f u ff - 2 ffl? C' tr W cf' 'fr M uf iq' Lb QW F66 1 Lg. E C I c Q L R Centennial Edition ' Volume 18 Nevada High School Nevada, Missouri 15. His ory of Vernon County 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. 15? -2 A rs: 3? 4 QS W 6 1 1 1 W if I A . 6 S' . ', . ft 4 L .1 wr? ., ,an A I 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 endure forever. -6. 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- n on. f"'N WWI? Si:-'l t .Q g, f- r ..: 'fr 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. was I 3-fn ' MI L 5 "' :R 1 I' av E yxlyx I .1 W, x Q.. 4 X Cftg' 5 Q WN 5 Q. 55 ' . . X "9 '- xi 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 hite settlers. 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." 'ft-.4 J' Zr"QX 1 r .X f 1 .L m. .. 40 V 6 ?!R'f,-A ,I uk' nf' ' ,lv 1,7 a ' . . ,, , 4-C ,.,.. --" s - 1 cf K .g f R x X , . I. xx X 'l - l 7. Y I. X NN 1. . . X , . 4 w! pf- F in . "I 1 1 ,,. ... ,f If L, 'V' .""' 1 Q Q :iff 'xx It , 'W I Q 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. A t""i'S--.f-' HOTEL lil Q- "' F' -in .f Wne vx g-fir 'J E E-5.1 x.:"H-Nh A 9 I --s-an f- w- ag? 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. ..7- ff" A f fY J J fl' 9 N X f- F""'--" - ---Q .1,'3!ffP- is ,X il' I ,X 1 fc U X ' ef Ji IXSN 5' ',f'.-5 ft ED," ,T-J! h Qi 6 X .MF K. -fi -- i a! I of r rs Q- , E.-srfzif f ' if X If 0 -1: .1 E, ,M 1 I 'sf X my 1 - . ,,N,..-- Q ' ,Q , 'yd 4 1 6 ,f s. y X,-A3 fr , f , , ll A I . VF. f . ,xg-T'-:X j. lyk 4 'f ' M 'semi Qs XS f 1 'X Q Y I 'A ' '.1'j Y i ' f -7 f ZJQN - , A ig! so '. , 'rf 133 -. f . w e-1 Q - zi- -X N 1 71' fi fe ' ,N . i xi' . -vi ff N Y A- ' is " X ,X X '. ff, 'Y' ss" , - f 1 W AT THE CLOSE OF. THE CIVIL WAR, there were not -"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 ore. ...B- 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. f X X 5 fy I - V ,fx X ' fi? e, 45,1 1 r A C' at - . - 2 wtf' 5 wwf-1 551 ,I 3 'D' ' IHA 4 f' M -ff fi . -M .-e-- .. if X .2 fi X .gzs-i 1,73 ""' a.-. i "X. p 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 nouses now are all that mark one of the earliest settle- fe , ,V " ' '- pents in Vernon County. 2 Q T A 5,3 .A U g 5 A:-" Q ,,,,.,, """. -i 6 Q 1 A - hifi? ,El r fx FE 'A Q: if 64f44f4 ,L 'full' - A.: . '-.,. l '. ' K -7, ' A 4 n., 1 ' 10- A ,B MH Q ... lq. s ' R-V Y . 3 I ' , ' ,F 1 QHL -. A r"1f 5-I F I' rl E B A -ao- -F -- .. 21 -5 f .- F 1,151 Q: 1 pm r - -- - 'I :: wi f . . -- ' cfilifif Es :- 'P f 'Q' '. 'A Ti' -asia. . N Nr - n 'f,- ' Jus wig ,:0..01.1 2.-Fa.-an In -.53 gg, J., nl . I.. nl-.4r-Hllzvx 97' 'J , v- x'.,....,,,.,-.-.f""' In 1884 five charming young ladies came to town. They 'r:' ---1,-:',"",,,,.!1'! 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 ..,.,,.. ome earlier to find a location. Escorted by Mr. Moore, "na" xx he was shown several possible locations. She chose a S X ornfield west of the town where the first building was X 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 ther countries. iii: VII, I 9. Am .51 - YL . tm at 11"'f,?- ski? Y. A' K: i n it 4 ll 1 I I Y ,- 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. If if ,W L 1 ff? 0 I -fa. -H xllul-5"'x I '-La., i ,Z - ........g Y M Y ,F 1 tt! 7g ali, " S+' Southwest of Nevada about three miles is located 4 -Y 'C I 1 ' f 1 1. Q 1' CAMP CLARK, a United States Military Reservation of ' ,J Y Ah -1 Y' 1,200 acres, which is used as a training point for the L,--. A 1 A 11-L LW fx Missouri National Guard. It was started in 1908. " H 3" ' "F "' K 'JA ' Vernon County borders on the Kansas state line on 9- -' 15? 05.131 p S. . . ., f ug, ggz-. -Q4 -- 1 A . the west. We are a bit of the great Middle West and we x , -" if C - ' SWE I like it. We like it so much we want to keep it, to make . 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." ,- f?q,3 e - LN i-551 W J ' W A S3 ff 'si ...9.. 0.- Nevado High School Con ten ts Page 11 .... School Life 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 Page 111 . . . Advertisers HI!! If-Hg 7 4' 4 ,.v' f lx .ffv , f Z3 ff? J Qff? 7x Organizations 11 1.. "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 game room. "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 and goblins. "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 able assistant. ....12- Anti- an Party "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. -- 13- "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 Kenny Nunn. Q Q 3 3 551 Q 5 33 leg 5 2 K Q A L5 Si 2? 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K ,- , -15- Homecoming Present your activity ticket and you'll receive a program. Alums and high schoolers make the most of the music . 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. Jim Hedges Sharon Yeqkum Marilyn Morris, Opal Compton and Donna Doel ling Jim Huff Carol Diehr Dianne Dahmer Bob Steele 2 Q 5 ? X 3 6 2 S 3 S 5 4 9 3 2 5 , 5 a Q 2 5 2 2 v 5 1 f 2 1 5 1 E 5 Q 3 i 2 2 3 2 4 1 Q E s ? S 2 5 5 2 3 Q 3 5 Q F E 3 s E i 5 5 5 E g mmGgQggg5wez,w:a1 gag, 1e:Q,zsf.: f fx-uqg,gsefkgzgffg,galsmais:'51,215,fy,Q:QQQx:saz1sfge4swwff:s5g,ggwlgggzgfegfgg,g?:,zsf1f1gq,5:mvfQQ,f,yggifsffgffafgeffiwgim ' zwuawzwwfe ,fam.w,g:fw-mf W MWF,-iw: Princesses Earlene Ben Jeanie Broughton Donna Logan 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- bearer. Q eas1 Princes Bud Hutchinson Jim Huff Gary Thomas Entertainment in the style of the pioneers is These Indians from Boy Scout Tl'00P 44 Ulljiel' demonstrated by square dancers led by Mr. the dll'0vfl0Il of Ed W00d1Il8f0!! P0l'fl'2Y 2 fylllcal Hansen. scene from Vernon County's historical past. - - Q wwnws...W,,.,,.M.W,w M,,t Md.,MMNWWfmemmwawwmwwzfnrwmxmzwmf mf-am -A,m.m.m-www.mzwwwmmwommmmwmxmw 1 --WM awww- Centennial 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 ar. mi? Dance 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. .V ,, , , fr rmrw V - A.n,K,..,M.,.,.,,w,,r,r1...,, t. Students exhibit their school spirit in the traditional pep rally preceding the Silver Tiger contest with Lamar. 24- 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. --1-SIS-I 1111 -1- n-ll 1' - 1...-1111 n , gsF"i'1 -1 ii- -.- -1 --gi-1-1 -1 -11111 'Ll-i""' ,.-- J 1 .1--1 , i-1.1. 7 l. Q..-.-i. .-1..- 1-l --1-- A 1.1 N -,,..T-2 i j -- l!4' X 353555 -- -'-E wx Q ,, f I - QFEIQZZQ Qi W ll '41' xg f x 1 School Life 1'-1 ,-ig-gLu 3l ,,.f" 41- -, f evamo taff Bob Steele Wooddy Swearingen Editor Business Manager Frank Henthorn Ted Kachel Mrs. Gene Rimmer Sponsor 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 sufficient funds. The Senior class of 1932 felt that they should have a yearbook. A book called the DEBUT was produced. This George Pohl. , 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. ' P Nancy Harper Wilma Boyles Katherine Norman Betty Benson Shirley Warner Jan Runyan Ir elf? . -, ,ig , - -K vii? .sz'3,SQi:-fa: sa 'i1.11-21,12-s2'f:m:fzf:t22:Sidifsiefaz.f,-1.1.,x 5-3-ygggig-:lilac .Q iq, g,t43..1effr:: i.s1f.22te..r sr1z,:fi'1aff, ',Lfs'-1 1wHm"if-'2WW'iQW Wf3Y81MtKiWWft3' it S 2 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 1 rimson and Gray talf John Van Hoy Ad viser 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 fiiiiflfaai fwisizsnimifwswzfmfw:s52ex5x?sYeZf5QWsfrfftfzseisewifsvffwfiisi flrwmwieit3vm5vtmm2amzsnk.msmm2m9:ai4a:sms Senior High tudent ouncil 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 problems. 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 R0 SOPHOMORES 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 - -- im 0 ms, an unyan ancy Ewing, and Ray Haynes ' ROW TWO - Karen McClellan, Doyle Cohick, ROW THRE Jack Nelson, and Frank Woodfill E - J' B ' Jaye Dee Vilott rm urgess, Gene Morris, and ?:0WE:-FREE - Gary Ewan, John Norris, and im s -28- NINTH GRADE 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 SEVENTH GRADE 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, Sponsor EIGHTH GRADE Junior High tudent Council 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 Jean Ebbs -,J .301 ational Honor Society 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 class. 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 the ceremony. 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 .,,4. 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 Wood 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 Donnie Belcher fs 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- culture. 42. 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 Swartz Row Four - Joyce Harmon, Mary Hauser, Judy Carter, Patty Frizelle, Sally Estes, Sondra Gumm, Andrea Angel, Jan Edwards, Kessie Shelton, and Judy Pyle Sweater Club 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. Tigerettes 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. Commercial Club ROW ONE - Mrs. Nellie Tolle, Sponsor, Shirley Phillips, Marilyn Morris, Carol Diehr, and Shir- ley Warner ROW TWO - Norita Bittner, Jeanette Palmer, President, Marilyn Etter, Reporter, and Sue Harden ROW THREE - Wilma Boyles, Vice-President, Bonnie Carpenter, Donna Doelling, and Lester Pike, Secretary-Treasurer 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 CC !! 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 K r A 1 5 3 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 Sponsor ROW THREE - Karen Hendrix, Jewel Faye Collins, Wanda Emerson, Glenyce Pettlbon, Karen Norris, John Haggard, Evelyn Jones, and Beatrice Monkres Library Club 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, Librarian. 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 Community Chest. 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 ,,..,, 4 .. ..,.fm,WWs,t,.. ,..,,. . .. ,,,. ,, ..v,..,..,,ww...i 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 27, 1955. 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 Gose ROW FIVE - Ronnie Geller, Ronald Griffin, Earl DeVore, Richard Murray, Larry Wynes, Larry Crump, Buddy Linder, Judy Belcher, Joe Adams, and Terry Fox 'Q' ni' 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 5 f Mary Lolly, Sharon Kay Prouty, Don Siebems, Mary Ann Giacometti, Sharon Beisley, Linda Loy, Zener Staffen, John Podzus, Gary Thurman, Richard Jenner, Donna Murray, and Jimmie Hedges ROW FOUR - Richard Rodieck, Sally Shaw, and Gene Bobbett Orches tra l R R 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. -43.- Speech Department THESPIANS Some of the first dramatic organizations at Nevada High School were "Deus Ex Machina" and The Dramatics Club. 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 cw 4' - w ? ,, A 2 warg Jack Spencer, Sharon McComb, Nancy Bethel. Jim Burgess, and Marjorie Neas portray a scene from "Melody Jones". Junior Class Play "Melody Jones" 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. 146.- Senior Class Play "George Washington Slept Here" 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 , Y f,wiifiia'fQ:':fk5i'L 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 Bob Steele. 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. Special 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. P Awards 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. -waz., fs gg rf KCIIIIY Nunn, Charles Crawford, Jim Huff, Bob Steele, Gary Thomas, Fred Teel, Ted Kachel, and Karl Householder Junior Lions 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. -501 Junior Rotarians 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 Class participates. 2 2 3 John Norris, llill Sheehan, Howard Wastell. Jim Burgess, Kenny Nunn, Jerry Dickson, Stanley Mowry, and Jack Nelson , , , ,, W, NM f 'Xff , ... .... K .,.... Ai., , ,,.....-1 -i- W' 1,-1 ivy- ... L...f - A " A E PARK 5 W I - -III X X . iq-I A P .5 a D if 2,1-Lf,-C , 1 X I V L , . + QQEAQEQ, ff 5.12, l I Z!! H i fi 2 d-L-7 fc K A ' f,,.,f 5--,,.,-f-"'- 'C - - - Q, lf - N,,-ffbgffr D .5 Sports z"""' 11...- ..51.. 4? qs- ROW ONE - 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. Row FIVE - . Ronald Jones, Lee Jenner, Winston Ogle, Freddie Barnes, Bernett Farnham, Junior Bond, Bill Sheehan. Larry Siebert, Kenny Hartzfield, and Gene Morris. Football 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 z 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 F T'ii"2k3s'mWE s?5 ?3 e f' . , . . . - JR. HI FOOTBALL 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 NEOSHO 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. CASSVILLE 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. l J aye Dee V11ott Lonzo Harper Logan Field Jim Ebbs Sophomore - Halfback Leroy Cunnmgham Junior - Tackle oward Wastell Larry S1ebert Sophomore - End Floyd Werst Gary Ewan Sophomore - Guard Thomas Hudson Senior - Guard Winston Ogle Freshman - Halfback Kenny Nunn Senior - Halfback Bernett Farnham Senior Tackle Gary Thomas enior - Fullback tterme Junior Bond Senior - End Jim Huff Senior - Center Sammy Carter Sophomore - Quarterback Gene Morris Junior - Halfback The Tigers inch forward in a rough struggle against Carthage. CARTHAGE 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 ran out. MONETT 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. MOUNT VERNON 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. AURORA 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' Dawgs. WEBB CITY 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. LAMAR 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 touchdown. Basketball Basketball Scores Mt. Vernon Lamar Neosho Aurora Carthage Webb City Cassville Mt. Vernon Monett Lamar Neosho Aurora Carthage Cassville A TEAM 35 37 46 38 54 37 55 49 24 45 45 41 56 66 Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada Nevada BIG NINE STANDINGS Cassville Nevada Neosho Lamar Carthage Aurora Monett Mt. Vernon Webb City W L 15 1 14 2 10 6 8 8 7 9 7 9 3 13 1 15 Suspended Karl Seni Sm'- John Haggard Senior - Forward nny Nunn Senior - Guard Junior Guard J aye Dee Vilott Junior - Forward Center WM A L L'-, fv'55lf'f1,' A HK 'W 'L' wi- if ' sw if ' 5 ' W ah 5- f 1 R fp' .,:, f V I ' BU X ' x .M Q Q . Wu' . I V, ' - V 1 1, , ff . M- , ,. -,wgxgwwgix f-W.,vf,L:w 5 'S 3 , fl fl 'if mijhgi Q 43501 K Q iff igxm XWNAE ' i K Q, vs! 53' ' A 22536 .S "-uv' ...f J.. 3+ W, Q 4 - A 4 b ..q.k E .'., , -5 EL 1,5 fl A Q? 'SSW Hg 2? if E 1 MW N. QW? fw' YQ? f 4 ,,,. -9 gg. , K -rf' , Ju.. 5 5 . i A .x-we , SJ f 5, . Nd 40 H, , Q56 ROW ROW ROW ROW ROW Skip Schiller, Bud Hutchinson, Junior Bond, Jackie Spencer, Ronnie Smith, 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. rack 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. :ix .4 , - n Junior Bond, Lowell Yazel, and Howard Wastell discuss the big meet Jim Hedges hands the baton to Ronald Dodson. Golf eam 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. +63- Ma wwU a wow: 1: u2f,ylsQz 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. 164.1 Emery i ' i L v ' x Y . ' f M ,Q E Q I l , Q F i 4 5 p ii I L j . V i V N Wig i 'QI Q , KM if' HT:l0 0 xi 1 JPHIJVIIHCI X A4 X ' N 'og 1 M. Q UQ it Q3 ! is 4 ' 5113 . Administration Board of ducation George Logan LYH11 Ewing President 0. M. Flory Vice-President 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 of education. 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 corridors. 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 Secretary -66- 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 Smith, President 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- nity." 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. -67 ..68.. Superintendent 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. 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 Principal W. Garland Keithly and Mrs. Nelle Inwood Mrs. Neile Inwood, secretary to the principal has been working in this position since 1925. HIS T OR-Y The story of the building program is apparent in this chart. 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 1894-95. During this year of the Vernon County Centennial there are 1705 students attending schools taught by 73 teachers in the R.-5 district. ..69... John Batten Driver's Ed and Physical Ed Coaching Agnes Brown Art and Elementary Music Robert Brown Industrial Arts Marie Butner Civics Floyd Curnutt Instrumental Music Olga Dahmer Core Curriculum 8 Susanne Grant Home Economics Alma Gregg English III and Literature Bobbie Gregory General Science and Biology Faculty Clifford Haislip Dramatics and Speech Lester Kesterson Cooperative Occupational Education Katherine Howard English I and Il A. L. Mahaffey Vocational Agriculture 5 E 1 e Gail Keithly Audrey Kennedy Physical Education Core Curriculum 8 Edna McG0vney Eva Pettibon Core Curriculum 7 Core Curriculum 8 04 X if 1 5 Q a Q 9 Q 3 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 I Gene Rimmer Counsellor, Science Coaching George Schumann Vocal Music Elizabeth Shaw Social Science Doris Taylor Core Curriculum 7 Bernice Teel Core Curriculum 7 Nelle Tolle Commerce , John Van Hoy Latin, Spanish and Journalism Maude Wardin Library and Study Hall Betty Wells Core Curriculum 8 Virginia Wilhelmson Study Hall Not pictured: Bruce Curry Seventh Grade Math -71- 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 Butner Custodians 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 School Supervisor, ,, Qi-3' . M .-.1 - . Bus Driver 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 instruction. Cafeteria taff 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. N S HU 5 - I Q-1 J Classes -7 3... Senior Class Izetta Adkins Kay Armstrong Hubert Adams Earlene Bell, Yell Leaderg Kenny Nunn, Treasurerg Ted Kachel, Vice-Presidentg Donna Logan, Secretaryg and Fred Teel, President John Ayers Janet Barton Donnie Belcher Earlene Bell -74- Pat Baxter Betty Benson Noreta Blttner LeR0y Bohm Junior Bond Boom! Jeanie Broughton Kyle Calmer . Bonnie Carpenter Iva Cockrell 01131 C0mPt0l1 Donald Cox 75- Wilma Boyles -101111 Bridgeman l1wwr.mmk,wau5w,ALw-izuui 321,-owm5maQmwmuveLuQmw Charles Clfavlfffrxjd Dianne.Dahme1' J Kerry Cllfllutti Roy Davenport J ack' Deljnison Cutting it up 513252: -X.. cagol ADi6hl-' Lylzf Dukes Donng Doellixjg Ollie Ekstrqm "Marilyn Exhery Ellen Ekstrom 76- 1 Bernett Farnham Marilyn Etter , Peggy Fenton Delbert Fleming Charlotte Garrett We'1'e almost afraid to look! Alfred Gilliland Jerry Glimpse Bennie Good Bill Gowin Dorisa Greer John Haggard -77- 1, . , .4 ri ,A fri!-V1 2,1 1 t ,. 44, .. f- in imgmxwimstizfiezuawant Sue Hardin Scottie Harmon Joyce Harmon Jimmie Hedges Doris Hem'y Blossoming artists 2225, L',l'EQQiLL.. - Frank I-Ienthorn Thomas Hudson Karl Householder Jim Huff Evelyn Jones Bud Hutcllinson 178. Ted Kachel Alfred Keithley Marcella Keithly Bob Landes Lee W. Leedy Women drivers Juanita Leonard Carolyn Lewis Gary Linquist Donna Logan Ramona Long Roger Lukenbill 1 ...79.. Maryalice McConnell Glenn Miller Walter McGehee Beatrice Monkres Marilyn Morris The quick brosn fox jumps . v. . xjmlt . . . The guihgpk 5T2ZSi'A'V" l, JiY5iI.QzN?12"F"" lmssqqw if u vzsssafzzisfiafagiisf, . ,:a1m4wwsws41enE.Quw1e,Qmfm,'-iw-fy-1xaf-:fn-1wf Stanley Mowry ' Kenny Nunn Katherine Nomman Gary Ogle Masolyne Owens Maralyne Owens .-80- Jeanette Palmer Martha Peai-se Beverly Pettibon May I 'make a suggestion? 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Lawrence Tally Fred Teel Gary Thomas Maynard Thompson David Thurman Bobbie Turner Roger Wallen Shirley Warner 183- S 1, ,SM Q, Q fmgmgg QQ! 9 QM ' All-:J K ,7EY.lSl!" . x , W, J ,, L- V Ti .sux Q' f 4.5 ,-k-k'- if '-ff", 5 - ' - Lal--, i In , M. ..., ,. 5 2-zgwfsli,-ggi fl ,W X Q,'ffe gin u S L: I 51555-fm 11 L Q' ' 5X L, my as 12,5 K -- fs?-95 51.5 3" ,L Fm ' N... "Il,-:-.:.:.fss".::"s:F-,..-",- an w s' -- ff .:h ,i L 5 . 3, , , 4 gf 'X S ll? 1+ is Q4 3 Howard Wastell Larry Wllhelmso Sue Williams Sherrill Jean Wls avena Wood ROSBI' Wyaf . . ,M .. , Wg, Lowell Yalel Sharon Yeokum nhnnie Zimrnerman fri, V 2 T165 - A :mv my . , . . L F W, 5 snigggf I , In 5 - ' .-2451 4 k kiiiflmix' Y ' ' ' ' H, -K 'f ,.1 - ' - 1 vfvflmmv W: . Y if w f if fafv . V? ' 51599 v 9 s James Dawson C.O.E. students are busily engaged in a day's various assignments. ff , ..85-. Pat Baxter, James Dawson, George R0W18lld, and Jim Ray look through annuals of former years. Bud Hutchinson grins in approval as Junior Bond applies the paddle to prospective "N" Clubber, Larry Siebert. Junior Class Jun Burgess, Presidentg 'Gene Morris, Vice-Presidentg Joyce Belcher, Yell Leaderg Jan Runyan, Secretaryg and Sharon McComb, Treasurer Sharon Bamesberger Fred Barnes Delvin Behm Joyce Belcher .dhihriiwikfsk smaliki Nancy Bethel Billy Bobbett Helen Box Donna Boyd Leroy Brown Jim Burgess Ronald Burnett John Burnos ...86... Eunice Adkins Wayne Anstine Douglas Archer James Armstrong Robert Ashley Jim Baker :wg 0 , ' ElameButterf1eld Q I I Q' 1 K L ". . . unaccustomed as I am to publw speaking " Barbara Dalton Judy Darnold John DeGood Ronald Demaree 1 + W Jerry Dickson Pat Dorris Earnest Earll Rita Ephland Nancy Ewing Larry Fairbanks Viola Fenton David Foland -87 mfg 23111 Nancy Harper Kenneth Hartzfeld Merlyn Haubein Ray Haynes Mary Lou Householder Arthur Hutson Lee Jenner Martha Jones -88- ,Q . -Qg Richard Lessen ...J I""""7-1f Karen Mathis Sharon McComb Ann McCune Janet McGlothin Gene Meritt Gerald Miller Floyd Minor Gene Morris -89 Robert Murray Marjorie Neas Bugs, birds and biology Lu Riley Pat Riley Lyle Rose Sue Rouse Jan Runyan Russell Sadler Sally Shaw Bill Sheehan Sallie Short Stella Simpson Irma Smith Ronnie Smith 190. ...,,g-v-I Mary Niswanger Dustin Norris Louise Phillips Grace Pike Shirley Porter Darlene Reming Tom Vogel Floyd Werst Gary Whitworth Hazel Winscott Norma Woods Joyce Young mr? , y 121 ,,.-..,. Career? College? Bill Thompson Sandra Troegle Barbara Turnbull Jaye Dee Vilott Mike Adam ophomore lass my Adm Nancy Addington Mary Lou Adkins Frank Woodfill, Presidentg Jim Ebbs, Vice2P1-esidentg Dorothy Wescoat, Yell Leaderg Pat Carter, Secretaryg and Janie Mc Gehee, Treasurer Andrea Angel Albert ,Armstrong Herbert Ayers Jack Baker Eugene Baldwin Cecelia Banta Lavila Behrends Billy Belcher Martha Bell Mary Bell Linda Bittner Benton Bobbett Gene Bobbett LaDeane Bobbett Dean Brown Jean Brown Larry Brown -92- an-assi W-wud' 'xr If-r' IL.. Janis Burgess Juanita Burnham Tom Burnos Lee Roy Burris Darrel Butterfield Dean Capps Jack Carpenter Donna Carroll Judy Carter Patricia Carter Sam Carter Curtis Cavanaugh Charles Clemmons Doyle Cohick Marilyn Crump Y -J A ,V F yly, "" 35 1 L -M X g 1' 1 y ff 9.L,v"..i."-"fig numb ,Q W. ,"-'H Q., pv"""X nv-f Q 'K Linda Darnold Lawrence Demaree Ronald Dodson Barbara Drury Jeaneen Dukes Jerden Dunfield Jim Ebbs Janet Edwards Larry Emery Sally Estes Gary Ewan Don Ferguson Mike Ferry Judith Flemming Jerry Fleming -93- if --ef-' 'ism rr If ,fX""' if br'--r--wg ,9- 'X 2' an 4 73 A 3 -gg- I, M XI 34 Patty Hauser Kent Hawkins Martha Hendrix Bill Hickman Gary Hiestand Myron Hiestand Howard High Beverly Hogan Joyce Hogan Tommy Holcomb Howard Householder Shirley Huttsell Linda Ingles Hayden Jackson James Jenkins -94.. Nancy Flint Carol Foley Wanda Freeland Patty Frizelle Shirley Garwood Wilbur Garwood Nancy Gibson Raymond Gose Eugene Griffin Sondra Gumm Roy Hagerman Bob Hammontree Ronald Harmon Lawrence Harper Mary Hauser Alfa Q1 Jerry Johnston Frances Jones Ronald Jones Martha Keithly Ellen Kistner Helen LaDue George Lafferty Judy Lankford Carolyn Linder Don Linquist Maxine Maring R. B. Mason Karen McClellan Janie McGehee Sandra Moore ,-ag. Eddie Nelander Jack Nelson John Norris Richard Olmstead Doris Overton Chris Owen Harold Palmer Lloyd Palmer Bob Perrin Glenyce Pettibon LaVon Pettibon Larry Pettibon Tommy Pike Jessie Pinkman Freddy Prettyman ..95.... i1K g,,'K ,sw.Y'.1a.,. W7 How dry I am -961 Wanda Richardson Janie Riggs Henry Robertson Sue Robinson Carolyn Rodieck Bonnie Rogers Lou Rouse Helen Rutledge Kenneth Scism Lucille Shafer Kessie Shelton Larry Siebert Treva Sisson George Pryor Teddy Pryor Judy Pyle Robert Quackenbush Jerry Quackenbush Jim Ra dell Judy Rainey Shirley Ramsey Ralph Richardson 'vi Nw' iii., Danna Smith Marilyn Smith Robert Smith Jean Staffen Alberta Stewart Betty Swartz Jerry Thomas Melba Thomas Dwayne Thompson Roberta Thorburu Robert Walker Donald Wallace Glenda Wallace Richard Warner Jerry Welch Dorothy Wescoat Charles Winters Shirley Wolf Frank Woodfill Ardis Wyatt Helen Yazel OH-duty .f.,. A M., W . 2 D D' ,V -w .Q .1f,o.7-vw-.LW M., n W ' Sttn n o , zlji , o J- W I hd S t r D , fffifl M E Freshman lass Elaine Adams L. J. Austin Sharon Beisley Larry Biles i"'?-1 Darrell Alexander Eugene Baker Barbara Bethel William Bohm Violet Allen Joyce Bamesberger Jerry Biggs Dollie Box g Q 5 s a v Suzie Spillman, Yell Leaderg Linda Loy, Vice-Presidentg Pat Rooney, Treasurerg and Skip Schiller, President - not pictured, Mary Ann Giacometti, Secretary Dollie Anson Eugene Arnlstrong Jimmie Austin Jack Bastow Michael Behm M0153 L99 Beis Doris Bowen Lewin Brantley Jack Brock 'S Ny-M... ' ora Brooks onny Caton arry Compton arrol Dove harlene Fox Winnie Brown Dale Chadd Maurice Lee Dahmer David Drake Loren Fox Maxine Bullock Faye Collins Emmett Davenport Martha Duncan Marvin Garrett Karen Butterfield Yvonne Dawson Billy Eason Sammy Fine Mary Ann Giacometti O14 los . Gene Cadman Harry Diehl Wanda Emerson Darvin Files Bob Gowin James Camp George Dorris Melvin Fanning Vera Foley Lynn Gowin -'H-in "1" W' 2 J., as S W .H S 2 wi RH .. ..... . wen. zifezifsef: 'Q : Lf' Vllicsf' :, , i:3 :sa?::'ai lf? :Q Fi . :Fas 4: 2 -www--if gf'3:ga,' 'refs '7:-k:. " 'igwilggfiieilyfk . 2w,Rer1'i 1- we 'Q N sim 34 ,X R W, X35 ., Eg Q I X J 5 5 A E N , is . at if . K L, X Francis Hackett Judith Hendrix Billy Jones Anna Lee Klotz Nina Lankford 42'- "EZ-3" !:Z'e.2..11ba-I" Nm. H qu-H' i Judy Hatfield Jack Hendrix lone Jenner Glenda Keithlj Edwin Leonare lwfM,.,,vs,1 if , .'-L LV A , . .. k 5 . " .m . 5 , Q ' ' S P P ,.vL 'y Leonard ada Loy ry Marquardt ura Moore bert Oyer Dave Lind Dave Lukenbill Neta Mason Carl Mottie Barbara Parson , ki oaoao Q ..a ' . 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N W I w Janet Wegerer Delores Werst Sherry White f Jo Williams Kenneth Wooldridge Bonnie Woolverton rry Starr warles Sweeney lgene Thomas Wxomi Warner Jackie Swan Peyton Swearingen LeR0y Taylof Jilllie T661 Gary Thurman Gary Vaughn Leonard Weber Patricia Webster Waneta Zilliox Charles hrlene Zener .,nlr'P" ighth Grade Barbara Barton Kendall Baumann Shirley Behm Charlene Beisly Judy Belcher Linda Bell 104- Joe Adams Kent Adams Tommy Aldrich Donald Armitage Frances Armstrong Venita Attebery Patsy Austin David Baggett Donald Baker Norman Bamesberger Lester Barker Eddie Barnes Elaine Brundridge Mary Burnos W. D. Butler Robert Cargill Eddie Carter Howard Carter Clifford Cartwright Joyce Chapman Delvin Chubick Larry Colvin Gary Copenhaver Larry Cornell V Bob Covey James Cox Bobby Cox Joann Besaw Jimmy Blasiar Elaine Bobbett Barbara Boyd Sandra Breeding Ann Bridgeman Linda Good Dorothy Greer Patsy Greer Ronald Griffin Naomi Hagerman Marcel'a wawzmmf, ffm-fm1a4f,m Sue Cox Larry Crump Dana Curtis Donald Dickson Jim Diehr George Dunfield Robert Eador Jane Ebbs Jean Ebbs Don Emery Wayne Ensley Janice Fairbanks Bob Fanning Eugene Farnham Kay Fenton "" ': j':F:.-:iE. :f5' 'Xa 1. ..., ' THEME n o .. wr .f..fBm f.. HF ,Wa 3 A.. V, if ,. ,QE new U .. .... gaisigfiamaava 11 .51 V I awe -- ,. ' 9i , eifa'?a S ""' P . sa, Sf 11521-"YT Q A ,. , i ' - ' V ,t,, wx-in , ixzzzimise -1 ..., :f5.p H W -, ..,!, -::,,:, ., L, '-- gi .. .. . M E 1 Y , X R gf J? 52 gif 5 5,2 is Q35 F gags f 3 . 24? 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Mary Martin Maxine Mason Phillis McAllister 106- Laree Jones Richard Jones Janet Keithly Robert Keithly Maridee Kelso Mary Kenney Judith Kesterson Linda Koontz Thomas LaDue Cecil Leer Sharon Lewis Raymond Linder Darrell Linquist Helen Little G. T. Lyons Earlene Monkres Molly Murphy Richard Murray Charles Needling Charles New Alfred Nichols Gayle Olson Virginia Pearse David Perrin Yvonne Phillips Leona Phillips Georgia Pilcher Vincent Porter John Podszus Vice Pres Wayne Preston Sandra Staffen Lawrence Stark Harold Stevens Jerry Stone Don Thompson Duane Thurman Judith Price Sharon Prouty James Quackenbush Edith Ramsey Richard Ramsey Jerrie Reaves Betty Renfro Darrell Riggs Mary Robinson Wanda Rodieck Caryl Ann Schwenk Hearl Scism Bobby Sheets Judith Shepherd Danny Sidwell Perry Transue Edward Walker Rosalyce Walker Betty Wallace Ludmila Weir Roy Whalan Carl Wilcox Claudia Williams Mary Williams John Winscott Johnnie Wood Dale Woods Larry Wynes Susie Zion , -107- Jolene Simon Reva Simpson Roy Smith Sam Smith Carolyn Spears Albert Spencer x...,J Jimmy Adams Bruce Archer Twila Joy Arthur Barbara Bailey Gary Balk Shirley Bamesberger Jackie Barker Rex Behm Joan Bernhardt David Bishop Donnie Bobbett Beverly Bowen Betty B1-okob John Bussinger Carol Butterfield Rama Campbell ,QFO V., r .vw John Duncan Sally Kay Larry Dwyer John Eador John Ebhs Pres Eldon Elliott Ernest Elliott Ralph Emerson Evan Emery Larry Ewing Louise Finch Karen Fine Gary Fox Terry Wayne Fox Virginia Frazier Doris Garrett Norman Garwood Jerry Gatewood Ste Marvm Cockrell Lester Collier Russel Connelly Jo Anne Couch Dixie Cowan Rob f.. , ,. ki LA-,L , in i ,. Q ixkifl M, ff, Km., ww 35 JU" Q gm' V 2' 335925 NKHQKY' Dalton Snowden Wanda Souder Jaunita Stacy James Peery Kay Pettibon Barbara Phillips Guyla Pickens Linda Place Bob Pohl Cecil Pritchett Betty Pryor Elizabeth Rapp Karen Rasinc Barbara Richards Edward Riggs Linda Rimmer Bobby Jean Rowe Louise Schnewetter Jearl Scism Ruby Scott Danny Sell Sonny Sewell Rlchard Shafer Brenda Shepherd Mary Sherrlck James John Shrewsbury Janet Smith G. W. Stelncross Tom Sweeney Susan Thomas Kathryn Thuston Gary Tow John Underwood Carolyn Vanderford -1l0- Katherine John Vleth Carl Wagoner Beth Wallace Jerry Ann Walkm- Lucllle Walker Roy Watson Carleta Wiley Linda Wolfe Byron Wood Donald Wooldrldge Lindon Wynes Lodema Yates John Young Sammy Yurk f-fN"N K-3 45vA.DM,TY ff ,Lil mm C I l-. RIFLES OFFICE 4 E fSurs'- T fb, PISTOLS ' ox W3 'SIZE pf W Excl m g El I-Q -L-iil' -f-' -35,5 2- 1-' x i Y 'f A- Y- X 1. 1.2 Advertisers 5 NEVADA BOOK STORE Full Line of School Supplies Tiger Stationery Memory Books Photo Albums Diaries "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 Compliments of STERRETT CLOTHING COMPANY ZION SHOE "Everything a STORE Man Wea'rs', East Side Peters Shoes of Square ARMITAC-E APPLIANCE Skelgas Dealer Phone 62 HORNER FLOWER SHOP Virgil Cassius - Ruby Phone 59 1124 N. Main FERGUS0N,S Best Wishes Office Supplies to the 1954 I Graduates School Supplzes Job P ' t' Tm mg JUMBO ICE Phone 1151 CREAM SHOP ll17 South Cedar PICKETT'S SUNDRIES 108 West Walnut NEVADA IMPLEMENT CO. Your JOHN DEERE Dealer , KARB Congratulations to the Class of '55 Official Nevamo Photographers GRAPHIC ARTS STUDIO Joe Braclham Pierre Weltmer MOORE'S DEPARTM ENT STORE INC. Across the Street from N. H. S. -113-- VICTORY SHOE Congratulations and Best Wishes "Your Sole is our SCOTT'S STORE LiUewwOd,, South Side of Square Phone 44 111 E. Cherry NEVADA RADIO 5 REFRIGERATION COMPANY FRIGIDAIRE Sales Service Phone 224 AMES SUPPLY COMPANY Farmall Tractors-International Tfucks Nevada, Mo. -1 Bronaugh, Mo. FIRST NATIONAL BANK Established 1889 Capital and Surplus S200,000 -vvv-vvvvv-V-vvvv.,v,,,., 1 Q 0 1 I 5 IIIUSIC 62 FURNITURE C0 MOORE SUPPLY CO. Your Westinghouse Dealer Phone 433 612 East Walnut 114- NEVADA NEWS Circulation 5000 Week ly Congratulations to '55 Graduates SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY 203 Walnut an-A-.-v-vvvv-hfv...-..-vv. WHITE GRILL A. K. WOODARD CARBURETOR LEGAN .sl ELECTRIC HARDWARE SERVICE "We are Specialists" Phone Phone 21 1083 Highway 71 and Minnesota VIETH'S CAFE NEVADA CLEANERS 5' LAUNDERETTE Phone 1234 119 S. Cedar vvv..AA,vv...A....,v-, THORNTON NATIONAL BANK Established 1869 Nevada, Missouri BILL'S FOOD MARKET DIXIE-CREAM North Side N o'rth Side of Square of Square Phone 903 -1 15- NEVADA REDI-MIX CERTIFIED CONCRETE Cecil Smith MISSOURI STATE FARM INSURANCE PUBLIC Auto-Life-Fire SERVICE 207 W. Cherry E SAVINGS AND LOAN ASS'N Wrwfwfw W fwfwm AASON MOTO i,me 2j,A Shoppers Choose DINNER PARTY Quahty Frults , ' 'AA 4 and .D i"'f' , X ' Vegetables DENMAN WHOLESALE GROCERY CO HOTEL MITCHELL and COFFEE SHOP "Eat Fine Foods in Air Conditioned Comforf' RS HADEN'S S. W. Corner G. I. CAB C0- E! Infants' Phone 7 Childrens' Ladies, 120 S. Cedar READY TO WEAR FLORY PHARMACY H EN RY KRAFT MERCANTILE COMPANY Wholesale Grocers DR. O. W. DODGE Optometrist 109 E. Cherry St. Phone 60 an-n-nav-uwnnfvvnn.-uv-.Q Shoes for Every Occasion M EN DEN HALL'S SHOES Established 1889 Nevada, Missouri Best Wishes to the '55 Graduating Class BETTY'S BEAUTY SHOP Paint GEO. EBBS 8z CO Glass Abstracts - Loans Insurance Wallpaper Title Policies "Nevada's Oldest" Court House SPEECES N evada, Missouri - 1 18- "Painting days are here again" I MONTE BOYD Paint Contractor nm ELLA 1. LEE real Estate - Insurance - Notary Public Office First National Bank Building Phones 73 and 1603-R3 THORPE'S Vernon County's General Electric Store Sales dz Service Tom Thorpe 114 N. Cedar STAFFORD MOTOR CO. MERCURY DEALER Excellent Service Dept. 24 Hour Wrecker Service +119- SHARP'S MC CLELLAN'S STORES CO. Barbe' Wes: side of and Square Beauty Shop Clothing for the Entire Family QUARTON'S STANDARD SERVICE Corner of Cedar and Austin .-..-..Nn.---O-.f-.vwvv......-5 K7 if ESSERSIMW pq 102 E. Cherry Nevada, Missouri frw' swsrsffvgfgsrvrggyrsrzsesarwfsws sg . We wi, i?:?i2jwS5iy?y?? 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':: '5E ' --'-g ..... ...ra 1 , Congratulations to the '55 Graduates NEVADA BARBER 8 BEAUTY SHOP v-vnnnf-vvvvvvvvvu-u-ug O.K. RUBBER WELDERS Complete Tire Service Nevada, Missouri Phone 24 219 N. Cedar uv--vw-C.,-.-.av-C.-C.-..-..-..-V... BIRDSEYE ABSTRACT CO., INC. 207 N. Main Phone 277 Abstracts - Plats - Photocopy Mrs. K. E. Postlethewaite COFFMAN ADDING MACHINE coMPANY Authorized Sales and Service Monroe Calculators, Adding 8z Posting V Machines E Smith-Corona Typewriters Phone 123 Nevada, Missouri DR. 1. P. WOODFILL Optometrist Office Hours 8:30 - 5:00 Thursday 8:30 - 12:00 Phone 65 104 N. Cedar Nevada, Missouri vvvvv-..A,vvv-vv-vv., SEMCO COLOR PRESS Roy Noel Northern Sales Manager -120- Compliments of BEAUTY Nook EDNNS BEAUTY SHOP 211 E. Cherry 407 E. Hickory Phone 280 Phone 645 FERRY BROTHERS INSURANCE AGENCY ' Phone 61 1085 W. Walnut Nevada -- LOANS - Missouri ELLINGER BUICK SALES SERVICE Phone 231 306 E. 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