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SENIOR BABY PICTURES
Mary Jane Nicely
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One of the most exciting days of our lives, that whldt started twelve long years of sdlool,
was ln Sqatember-, 1943. Twetty-onesmallboys and girls gathered in New Winchester's first grade
room. Miss Lena Goodwin was our teacher. The enrollmext carried the names of Joe Carpenter,
Aron Collins, Nancy Moore,BobHicks, CarolynJeffras. Ned Kurtz, Margurette LIYHQ June Myers.
Joy Plunkett,BarbaraRobinson, SammyRoblnson, EugeneSd1af1eld, Darrel Smith, Sue Carol Smith,
Helea Stevenson, Jackie Morphew, PeggyStowers. Mary El1enRobinson, Virginia Sutherlin. James
Spears, and Effie Heckathorn.
There were many ups and downs and we were happy to see summer vacation come. Whet the
school bell called us back to school, we returned to the same room with the same teacher. but we
were now second graders. We lost threeof our classmates and gained Jackie Mendenhall. Richard
McCloud, Anna Estes, and Ann Ridemour.
Our third year wewere really grown-up: anew teadmer, Mrs. Lucile Yeager, and a new room.
This year we lost four members and gained four. They were Franklin Overman, James Richardson,
Peggy Finly and James Murphy.
We were now fourth graders. Mrs. Yeager is still our teadler and we returned to the same
room. This year we lost eight students. There were tl1ree new faces to flll the empty seats,
Loren Riddle, Henry Hatton, and Phillip Hatton.
We started our fifth year with nineteen members. We lost only one and gained six. The new
students were Eunice Barber. James Robertson, and Mary Jane Nicely. Mrs. Nellie Ryner was
Our sixth year we have a new teacher, Mrs. Fern Lawson, and three new faces. Those added
to our roll call were Kemeth Leonard, Larry Autry, and Linn Lawson. This year we lost seven
Then came awonderful time. Weleftthe little ones bdlllld and wett upstairs to join the junior
high school. We lost two members, but gained two. Marilyn Finchum and Marlene Wolfe came to
study with us.
Next ln our life came initiation which was the price we had to pay to become freshmen. It
was rollsh. but well worth the price to join the select group of high sdxool students. Ralph Peter-
son, Kenneth Pell, Dlxle Rlgdon, Virginia Sutherlln, Barbara Webster, and Raymond Trent were
our new members.
Oar sophotnore year Porter Jack and Harold Long were the only new faces.
We're Juniors and only have one more year to go. We lost two classmates and gained two.
'I'hey were Bob Tagert and Henry McGaughey.
At long last we have reached the top of a long, long ladder. We are completing the last of the
twelve years. Kathy Davis and Carolyn J etfras join us to finish out our few short months as Set-
iors. The students who have been togeher all these years are Joy Plunkett, Ned Kurtz, Peggy
Stowers, Helen Stevenson, Darrel Smith, and Margurette Layne.
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SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY
Well, here I am at a class reimion of the class of 1956. Why there is Mrs. Bowmanl She
was our class sponsor.
"It's good to see all my old students. l've been wondering though, what happened to the
graduation class of l955," says Mrs. Bowman.
"Come to think of it," says I, "We've all been wondering the same thing. Wonder how we
can find out what happend to them?"
"I know," says one of my former classmates, "there's a good fortune teller in the city.
Let's all go visit her and seeif she can help us."
So we went. She was very nice and said she would do her best to help us. So, she got out
her crystal ball,and things started happening.
As we look through the crystal ball, we see a bright image appear. with great wonder we
take a closer look and discover the "Crouch Electrical Company." LARRY CROUCH has now
become a millionaire and is planning to mar ry Debbie Reynolds next spring.
Next we sight a dim image in our crystal ball which turns out to be the former HELEN
STEVENSON. After attending Central Business College in Indianapolis, she married a very suc-
cessful and quite wealthy singer. They now live happily with their two lovely children on a 380
acre farm five miles from New York.
Not far from Helen's home we discover the home of JAMES ROBERTSON and his wife, the
former BARBARA WEBSTER. They live in a large two-story colonial house on a 501 acre farm.
They are very proud of their twelve wonderful children.
Next appearing in the crystal ball is KENNETH LEONARD. Kenneth is the head manager
of a large chain of grocery stores. He is very happily married to a lovely wife, and is the father
of four fine children.
We now sight JOY PLUNKETT. She is established as the head nurse of the Mayo Clinic
and is contemplating marriage to one of her former patients. He is a rich and handsome depart-
ment store owner from New York.
Next appearing in the crystal ball we see the former RALPH PETERSON who is now King
Ralph of Siam. He is so popular with his harem of lovely young girls that he has decided not to
marry for several years.
Next we discover NED KURTZ. After his graduation from Purdue, he became an engineer
with the Ajaz Construction Company. Ned is married to a former wave of theU.S. Navy and
they are living in a big colonial home in Florida. They are the proud parents of three children.
Appearing next in the crystal ball is DARREL SMITH who is a big-time farmer in Kansas.
He is married to the former MARGURETTE LAYNE. Darrel and Margurette are raising two
wonderful sons. Some day Darrel will have some good help on the farm.
Looking through the crystal ball we now see Captain RAYMOND TRENT on duty at Camp
Kelmer, New Jersey. He has been in the army for a number of years, and is now drawing a
good salary. He is considering marriage to Marilyn Monroe now that she is free for remar riage.
We wish him the best of luck.
Now we see in the crystal ball, HENRY MCGAUGHY. He is a big-time cowboy in Texas.
He owns twelve ranches and has three thousand head of cattle. He is married to a beautiful lady,
and they have seven wonderful boys.
A new figure emerges in the crystal ball. It is CAROLYN J EFFRAS who is now a success-
ful model at Macy's Department Store in New York. She is looking forward to a great career in
Appearing next from the graduating class of 1955 is Mrs. Frank Plunkett the former
PEGGY STOWERS. They married a year after her graduation and are now the proud parents of
a set of twins. and three other lovely children. She was the former secretary of Vice-President
Next to appear is the former MARY JANE NICELY, who is living in Indianapolis. She is
married to Kyle Russell. and they have a chain of restaurants. Mary Jane and Kyle are the proud
parents of six children.
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