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Senior Class l-lisiory
On September 4, 1945, thirty-eight eager and intelligent students
began the 'grindl' at the local education "mill". Our progress was bril-
liant and rapid-by the end of the month we almost knew where to g0
and what books to take when the bells rang.
The Sophomores, however, didn't think We were so intelligent, and
to prove this opinion of theirs, they put us through the paces on a day of
torture called Initiation. We still don't know how it happened, but
through the mercies of an Unseen Hand everyone of us survived the
Then as full-fledged Freshies we maintained a strictly business atti-
tude fexcept for spitballs and thumbtacksll. When election day rolled
around we chose Miss Jane Hansleben as our sponsor. Officers were Dale
Schneider, presidentg Jim Schmulbach, vice president, Betty Schaller, sec-
retaryg Ardell Schoepp, treasurerg and Myrtle Wlildy, reporter.
Between "Hamlet" and our brain-splitting algebra problems we lost
Kay Kaiser, Eddie Hoifman, and Vicki Luechtfeld. Ruth Lehr joined
We ended the year with a hilarious "warm-soda-only" outing at the
Sparta Country Club.
At the beginning of our Sophomore year Irene Pfeiffer joined our
honorable class. As the months skipped by Fred Grohman, Joyce Haefner,
Ruth Lehr, and Robert Ruhl took their departures.
We began our money-making career by selling ice cream. The draft
placed Mr. Charles Wright in the pilot's position. We also elected Ardell
Schoepp president, Jim Schmulbach vice president, Edgar Wirth secre-
taryg Dale Schneider treasurerg and Donald Burton reporter. Needless
to say, the boys held the upper hand at all our meetings.
The upperclassmen soon learned of our intentions to become school-
spirited leaders, we captured places on the paper stai, band, chorus, sex-
tette, and baseball and basketball teams. Of course we were happy that
we could be waitresses at the Prom instead of dishwashers, but we just
couldn't wait until the happy day we became Juniors. To celebrate the
end of our underclassmen days we held a picnic in the rain at the Water-
loo Country Club.
At last among the high and mighties, our Junior year was spotlighted
by a flawless, simmering production of "Brides to Burn" and by the ar-
rival of our coveted possessions-class rings.
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Senior Class History
Money rolled in as we guzzled cokes and gobbled candy. Our only
sad day was that on which Harold Wilderman marched off as a Private in
Uncle Sam's forces.
At the close of the year the Class of '49 gave the most expensive
and elaborate Prom ever presented at NACHS. A rainbow theme was
used, with a fountain placed in the center of the gym. Red and blue
lights reflected on mirrors provided added color to the gala affair. After
a sumptuous feast, Marvin Wittlich's orchestra provided dreamy dance
The successes of our Junior year were in no small Way due to the
efforts of our sponsor, Mr. Walker, and our president, Jim Schmulbach.
COther officers were Edgar Wirth, vice president, Betty Schaller, secre-
taryg Dale Schneider, treasurer, and Irene Pfeiffer, reporter.D
On September 1, 1948 we began the last mile on the road to our
cherished ambition-Graduation. We soon noticed that Inez Rath and
Nadine Woods were not among us.
The old boys-against-girls squabbles were a hangover of the previous
year, but we finally compromised to elect Jim Schmulbach presidentg
Ardell Schoepp vice president, Betty Schaller secretary: Marilyn Stroh
treasurer, and Irene Pfeiffer reporter. At the helm we again chose Mr.
Dale T. Walker.
On October 7 we primped and posed for portraits by Van Miller
which, come next May, will hang in the Hall of Fame at NACHS.
To welcome the basketball season the '49ers presented a peppy as-
sembly on the day of our first game. For the rest of the year our atten-
tion centered around the Vespa and our Senior Class Play, both of which
are the biggest and best ever.
We have selected green and white as our class colors and the white
rose for our flower. With our motto, "Find a way or make one" we
are ready to face life.
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