Newton High School - Railroader Yearbook (Newton, KS)
- Class of 1952
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Text from Pages 1 - 52 of the 1952 volume:
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'The Home of the Railers'
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II. Big Blasls
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III. Seclion Gang
IV. Slop, I.ooIc, and Lislen
V. Clulo Car
VI. Viclory Bound
VII. Side Track -
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MR. H. W. SCOTT
Miss Margaret Orpin
As we seniors close the chapter of high
school from our book of life and go out into
the world to our lifetime work or to further
our education, we will realize more and more
the teamwork of the administration, teach-
ers. students, custodians-All working to-
gether during some of the happiest days of
our life. With this foundation of leadership
and co-operation, it becomes our goal to live
up to these standards - having the right to
say with pride, "My high school-Newton
High-is tops with me!"
We of the 1952 class wish to express our
We, the Newton High School class of
1952, will always remember the friendly and
efficient services of the administration.
Superintendent H. W. Scott and Principal
M. D. Morris, during their first year as coun-
selors of our school, along with their assist-
ants, Miss Margaret Orpin and Mrs. Pauline
Bowman and the school board members,
have done much to retain and even further
the high standards accredited to our school.
Newton schools have been recognized as
among the best, and we Newtonians have
the right to be proud of our capable execu-
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JOHN D. DAVIDSON
English Physical Education
S. B. GRISWOLD CHRISTINE E. HETZEL
VIRNELLE JONES R. M. KARNS
WAYNE LYON ELVA MCBETH
Industrial Arts English
MARIE ORR DONALD PETERSEN
Arts and Crafts Physical Education
ALMA MOORE LELAND MOORE
Speech, Debate Social Studies
JOHN RAVENSCROFT MARY ROBERTS
Physical Education, Librazian
E. S. SANDERSON BONNIE SELANDERS
Band, Orchestra Latin, English
A. R. SELF' WILBUR SMITH
Social Studies Journalism, English
J. B. STUART
EDITH D. WHITTED '
TED ICE Class Pres. 43 Hi-Y 2, 3, 4g Hi-Y Off. 3,
Latin Club 2, 33 National Honor Society 3g
Scholarship Pin 2, 35 Forensic Pin 3, Debate 2, 3,
45 Jr. Play, Stud. Coun. Off. 4.
When we toddled off to school on that Sep-
tember day, the track that led to our senior year
seemed to stretch for miles. Standing on the first
tie, gleaming rails ran through meadows, up and
down rocky hills and finally disappeared in the
Even though we looked until our eyes grew
weary, we could not see the end of that track.
Perhaps, at intervals, when we were trudging
along the track of education, we asked ourselves
if the last station would ever be reached. Now,
with graduation, that question has been answered.
Most of us have a perfect right to feel proud
that our goal has been accomplished. We could
have been derailed or stopped completely in our
desire for education. Not all of our travel over
the long miles of track was enjoyable and easy.
Sometimes we stumbled over cinders and had to
be assisted, often we had to watch our step care-
fully in going over those rocky hills.
Those of us, anxious to get on to the next
station, would wait impatiently for the loafers
who had stopped to look around. On various occa-
sions it would have been easy to have given up
completely, however, we kept struggling over the
miles and after the summit of the steepest hill
had been reached, we saw the finish line. Al-
though most of us would not admit it, we were
sorry to see that the last golden spike had been
driven in our track of education.
JUDIE MORGAN Class V. Pres. 45 MARY ANN GRISWOLD Class Sec. BILL BRAINARD Class Treas. 45
gv1:1T1i9US 2, 3, Cttiblfgiltlg hcfub hgi 4g Y-Teens 2, 3, 45 Latin Club 23 Hi-Y 23 Basketball 2, 3 un, 4 UA:
a espearean u .5 c oars ip 1 1 , N , , , -
Pin 2, 3g Jr. Playg Sr. Playg Thes- Slddliebpecuedn Clllb 3' Schohushlp Track 2, 3, Cross Country 3 QLJQ
pian pin 45 GAA 2 da, 3, 4 4115: Pin 33 Vocal Music 35 Stage Crew BO ,S Stat 3
Annual Ed. 4, Journalism Pin 4. 4g GAA 2 QLJ, 3 fm, 4 QLJ. Y 9 '
JERRY ADAMS Colorado
Springs, Football 3: Track
3: Vocal Music 3. Newton.
Hi-Y 4: Vocal Music 4.
LOUETTA ADAMS Y-Teens
2. 3, 4: Shakespearean
Club 2, 3: Vocal Music 4:
Stage Crew 4: GAA 4:
Nat'l. Art Soc. 4.
ELDON AKERS Hi-Y 2:
Vocal Music 4: Band 2:
Football 2 ILJ. 3 QLD. 4
QLJ: Basketball 2. 3 QLJ:
Track 2 CLQ, 3 QLJ, 4.
BEVERLY ANN ALLEN Y-
'Peens 2, 3, 4.
Topeka. Y-Teens 2: Vocal
Music 2: FHA 2: Science
Club 2. Newton, Y-Teens
3: Vocal Music 4.
ARLEN ANDERSON Stud.
Coun. Rep. 3: Hi-Y 2, 4:
Hi-Y Off. 4: Newtonian
Ed. 4: Sr. Play: Cheer-
leader 3, 4: Baseball 3
DON ARNOLD Hi-Y 2, 3:
Football 2, 3, 4 KLM Track
2, 3, 4: Basketball Mgr. 2.
MARY ALICE BARBOUR
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakes-
pearean Club 3: Vocal
Music 3, 4.
MELVIN BARTEL Hi-Y 2.
3, 4: Shakspearean Club
3: Vocal Music 2, 3, 4:
Lighting, Jr.-Sr. Plays.
DONNA BEESON Stud.
Coun. Rep. 2: Y-Teens 2.
3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Shakespearean Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 2: Jr.
Play: Sr. Play: GAA 2
un, 3 11.1, 4 :Ln GAA
DONNA BERGEN Y-Teens
2. 3. 4: Vocal Music 4:
Band 2, 4: Special Band
2, 4: Orchestra 4: Special
Orchestra 4: GAA 2 ILJ.
3 ILT, 4 QLD.
JOHN BEVAN Hi-Y 3, 4:
FFA 2, 3. 4: FFA Off. 4:
WAYNE BOESE Monitor 4:
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Vocal Music
4: Newtonian Ed. 4.
LUCILE BOTTERWECK Y-
Teens 2. 3. 4: Scholarship
Pin 2: Nat'l. Art Soc. 4.
RETA BOWEN Y-Teens 2.
3, 4: Shakespearean Club
3: Scholarship Pin 3: De-
bate 3, 4: Forensic Pin 4:
Music Pin 3: Vocal Music
2. 3, 4: Jr. Play: Stage
Crew 4: Thespian Pin 4:
GAA 2 QLJ, 3.
JOAN BULLER Lib. Asst.
3: Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Y-Teen
Off. 3, 4: Latin ,Club 2:
Class Treas. 2: National
Honor Soc. 3: Scholarship
Pin 2, 3: Usherettes 3, 4:
GLENN BURKHART Hi-Y
2, 3, 4.
LARRY CALBERT Hi-Y 2,
EVELYN CALDWELL Y-
jfeens 3, 4: Vocal Music
JOAN CASNER Head Mon-
itor 4: Stud. Coun. 4: Lab.
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 2, 3:
Spanish Club 2, 3: Shakes-
Dearean Club 3: Asst. An-
nual Ed. 4: Stage Cl'ew 3:
NANCY CHAPMAN Y-Teens
2. 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Shakespearean Club 3:
Vocal Music 4: Newtonian
Ed. 4: Jr. Play: GAA 2
QLJ. 3 QLJ.
DAVE CLAASSEN Monitor
2: Spanish Club 2, 3:
Shakespearean Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 3: Band
2: Special Band 2: Or-
chestra 2: Special Orches-
tra 2: Basketball 2, 3, 4:
Track 4: Photography
JOE COUGHLIN Walton.
Class Sec.-Treas. 2: All-
School Play 2: Football 2
lLl: Basketball 2 QLF.
Newton, Football 4.
Y-Teens 3: Orchestra 2.
DELORES JEAN DECKER
Lib. Asst. 3. 4: Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2, 3:
Shakespearean Club 4.
DEANE DREIER Hesston,
Class Pres. 2. Newton, Y-
Teens 3. 4: Vocal Music 3.
CONNIE DUKE :Not pic-
turedj Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-
Teen Off. 3: Latin Club
2: Shakespearean Club 3:
GAA 2: Asst. Annual Ed.
JOAN DUNLAVY Monitor
3: Y-Teens 2, 4: Vocal
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SHIRLEY DYCK Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Vocal Music 2, 4.
OBERA RUTH ECK Y-
TFGYQS 2, 3, 4: Vocal Mu-
HOYT EELLS Hi-Y 2, 3, 4:
Off. 3. 4: Spanish
Club 2, 3: Debate 4: For-
ensic Pin 4: Jr. Play: Sr.
Play: Thespian Pin 4:
Football 2: Boy's State 3:
Hi-Y Model Legislature 4.
KEITH D. ELLIS Band 2,
4: Special Band 2. '
CAROL ENNS Off, Asst. 3,
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-Teen
Off. 3, 4: Spanish Club 3,
4: National Honor Soc. 3:
Scholarship Pin 2, 3:
Vocal Music 3, 4: Usher-
ettes 3, 4.
Q MARVIN EWY
BETTY FICK Lib. Asst. 4:
Y-Teens 3, 4: Y-Teen Off.
4: Shakespearean Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 2: Vocal
Music 3, 4: Usherettes 3,
Bl .3 4: Head Usherette 4: GAA
2: Nat'l. Art Soc. 4.
BILL FOLEY Monitor 3:
. Sr. Play: Cheerleader 4.
LEON FRANKLIN Hi-Y 3,
4: Football 2, 3: Track 2.
DARLENE FREY Y-Teens
2, 3: Stage Crew 3, 4:
Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2
fLl. 3 QLJ, 4.
MERLE FREY Hi-Y 2:
FFA 2, 3: FFA Off. 3:
Football 2: Basketball 2:
T1 ack 2, 3, 4: Photogra-
phy Key 4.
SUSAN GOERING Off.
Asst. 3, 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Latin Club 2: Shakespear-
ean Club 3: National Hon-
or Soc. 3: Scholarship Pin
2, 3: Newtonian Ed. 4:
Jr. Play: Stare Crew 4:
Thespian Pin 4: Usher-
ettes 3, 4.
FRED GONZALEZ Band 2,
3. 4: Special Band 2, 3:
Orchestra 4: Special Or-
chestra 4: Track 4: Nat'l.
Art Soc. 4.
. WALTER GRAEVS FFA 2.
.ie was '
4. .srl '- , ,
JOAN GRONEMAN Moni-
tor 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Vocal Music 4.
NANCY ANN HALL Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Orchestra
2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra
2, 3, 4.
FRANCES HANKE Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Spanish Club 2, 3:
Shakespearean Club 3, 4:
Vocal Music 4: Stage
CLAYTON HARMS Hi-Y 3,
4: FFA 2, 3, 4: Voc. Au.
Judging Team 4: Vocal
Music 4: Band 2: Special
Band 2: State Farmer 4.
EDITH HERSHBERGER Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Usherettes
3, 4: Football Queen 4:
Girl's State 3.
JOHN HUEBERT FFA 2, 3,
4: FFA Off. 4: Voc. Ag.
Judging Team 4: Vocal
Music 2, 3. 4: State Far-
SUE BOUDREAU Y-Teens
2: Vocal Music 3, 4.
COURTNEY HIEBERT Hi-
Y 4: Spanish Club 4.
MARGARET HUTTO Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4.
BOB INGOLD Hi-Y 2, 3, 4:
Orchestra 2, 4: Special
Orchestra 2, 4: Band 2, 3,
4: Special Band 2, 3, 43
Vocal Music 3: Music Pin
3: Basketball 2: Tennis 2,
ARLO JANZEN Vocal Mu-
ROSALIND JANZEN GAA
JOHN B. JENKINS Hi-Y
4: Stage Crew 4: Golf 2,
KATHLEEN KARNS Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-Teen Off.
4: Latin Club 2: Shakes-
pearean Club 3: Scholar-
ship Pin 2, 3: GAA 2 KLJ,
3 lLl, 4 :LL
FRANK JONES Lab. Asst.
COLLETTA KENAGY Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club
2: Shakespearean Club 3:
Debate 3, 4: Forensic Pin
GAA 2 QLD, 3 QLD, 4
JOAN KLASSEN Y-Teens
2. 3, 4: Shakespearean
Club 3: Vocal Music 4.
BILL KLASSEN Hi-Y 2:
Vocal Music 4: Basketball
CHARLES KOERNER Hi-Y
2, 3, 4: FFA 2: Band 2:
Special Band 2: Orchestra
2: Special Orchestra 2:
Staire Crew 4.
GLADYS KOSMINSKI Spec-
ial Band 2, 3, 4: Stage
Crew 3. 4: Nurses' Asst. 3.
SAM KRUEGER Hi-Y 4:
FFA 2. 3, 4: FFA Off. 3,
4: Voc. Ag. Judging Team
3: Voc. Ag. Speech 2, 4.
MAURICE KURR Monitor
4: FFA 2, 3, 4: FFA Off.
4: Voc. Ag. Judging Team
3: State Farmer 4: Boy's
NORMA LAFFERTY Vocal
Music 3, 4.
BEVERLEY LANDER Class
Sec. 3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Latin Club 2: Shakespear-
ean Club 3: National Hon-
or Soc. 3: Scholarship Pin
2, 3: Newtonian Ed. 4: Sr.
Play: Jr. Play: Thespian
Pin 4: Usherettes 3, 4:
Journalism Pin 4: Stud.
Dir. Jr. Play 4: Nat'l. Art
JIM LASWELL Monitor 4:
Photography Key 4. '
TOM LASWELL Band 2, 3.
4: Special Band 2, 3, 4:
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special
Orchestra 2, 3, 4.
BRUCE LOGANBILL Moni-
tor 4: Hi-Y 2, 3. 4: Hi-Y
Off. 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Shakespearean Club 2, 3:
National Honor Soc. 3:
Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Ile-
bate 2, 3: Forensic Pin 3:
Vocal Music 3, 4: Jr.
Play: Sr. Play: Thespian
Pin 4: Boy's State 3:
Stud. Dir. Jr. Play 4.
SONDRA LONG Monitor 4:
Y-Teens 2, 3: Latin Club
2: Scholarship Pin 2: Mu-
sic Pin 2, 3, 4: Vocal Mu-
sic 3, 4: Band 2, 3, 4:
Special Band 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra 2. 3, 4: She-cial
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: GAA 2
SALLIE LOVE Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Vocal Music 3, 4:
Asst. Annual Ed. 4: Sr.
Play: Stage Crew 3: GAA
2, 3, 4.
ALICE LOEWE GAA 2
ILP, 4 QLPI Nat'l. Art
MARILYN MCCRORY Y-
Teens 2, 3: Spanish Club
2, 3: Shakespearean Club
3: Vocal Music 4: Orches-
tra 2. 3, 4: Special Or-
chestra 2, 3. 4: GAA 2
tLl, 3 tLl.
JOE MCGUIRE Stage Crew
JAN MANEWAL Off. Asst.
3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Span-
ish Club 3: Shakespearean
Club 3, 4.
FAWN MANRING Lib.
Asst. 4: Hi-Y 3, 4: Vocal
BETH ANNE MARTIN
Monitor 4: Y-Teens 2. 3.
4: Latin Club 2: Music
Pin 3: Orchestra 2, 3, 4:
Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4.
SHIRLEY MATTISON Y-
Teens 2. 3, 4: Latin Club
2: Shakespearean Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 2: Orches-
tra 4: Special Orchestra
4: GAA 2 11.3.3 fLl, 4
JACK MERRITT tnot pic-
turedl Football 3 QLJ.
MARILYN MOLZEN Class
Pres. 3: Class V. Pres. 2:
Stud. Coun. Rep. 4: Y-
Teens 2, 3: Latin Club 2:
Shakespearean Club 3:
National Honor Soc. 3:
Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Vo-
cal Music 3: Stage Crew
4: Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2
tLl, 3 tLl, 4 :LL
CHARLENE MYERS Y-
Teens 3, 4: Band 2: Spec-
ial Band 2: GAA 2, 3, 4.
JOAN NAIL Argentine,
Class V. Pres. 2: Stud.
Coun. Rep. 2: National
Honor Soc. 2. Newton,
Monitor 4: Y-Teens 3. 4:
Stage Crew 4: Stud. Dir.
Jr. Play 4.
MELVIN NAYLOR FFA 4.
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EDITH NEUFELD Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Vocal Music 4.
DARLENE OKERBERG Y-
T1-cns 2, 3. 4: Y-Teen Off.
4: Latin Club 2: Scholar-
ship Pin 2, 3: Debate 3.
4: Forensic Pin 3. 4: Vo-
cal Music 3, 4: Sr. Play:
GAA 2 KLM Girl's State 3.
ROBERTA M. OLIVER Y-
Teens 2, 3. 4: Scholarship
Pin 2, 3.
Philippine Islands, Stud.
Coun. Rep. 2: Stafze Crew
2. Newton, Y-Teens 3, 4:
Y-Ti-en Off. 4: Scholar-
ship Pin 3: Vocal Music
MARIAN ORPIN Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Shakespeare-an Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 2: Usher-
i-ttes 3, 4: GAA 2 iLj, 3
:LL 4: Girl's State 3:
l-'ootball Queen Attendant
ARLENE PANKRATZ Mon-
itor 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Shakespearean Club 3:
Vocal Music- 4: GAA 4
NADINE PEARSON Y-
Te-ens 3. 4: Vocal Music
2, 3, 4.
FRANK PENNER Monitor
DON PENNER FFA 2. 3.
4: Footlmll 2, 3 11.1. 4
HA: Track 3 WLI. 4:
Huy':' State 3.
J0 ANN PERRY Y-Teens
2, 4: Vocal Music 3, 4:
GAA 2 QLD, 3 lLI, 4 :LM
GAA Pres. 4: Jr.-Sr.
Events Cap. 3.
JOYCE PETERS Y-Teens 2.
3. 4: Vocal Music 2. 3. 4:
Stalls- Crew 4.
CAROLYN PIERCE Y-Teens
2: Spanish Club 2: Shakes-
pearean Club 4: Scholar-
ship Pin 3: Jr. Play: Sr.
Play: The:-:Dian Pin 4:
GAA 2: Nat'l. Art Soc. 4.
DELLA MAE PLETCHER
Y-Teens 2: Vocal Music 2.
4: Orchestra 2, 3: Special
Orc-hm-stra 2, 3.
SHIRLEY PLETCHER Lib.
Asst. 3: Y-Teens 2. 3, 4:
Latin Club 2: Scholarship
Pin 2. 3: GAA 2 QLJ, 3
QLD, 4 ILJ.
ESTHER PORTER Monitor
3: Y-Teens 2. 3. 4: Vocal
Music 3. 4: GAA 2.
TED PROUTY Hi-Y 3, 4:
FFA 2, 3.
NORMA PRUETT Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: Vo-
cal Music 3, 4.
DeWAYNE RATLEY Hi-Y
MELVIN RATZLAFF lnot
picturedj Bakersfield, Cal..
Nat'l. Honor Soc. 3: Quill
and Scroll 3, 4. Newton,
Latin Club 2: Baseball 4:
Newtonian Ed. 4.
CATHERINE REBER Off.
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 2. 3, 4:
Shakespearean Club 3:
GAA 2, 3 QLU, 4,
JUDIE RICHTER Lib. Asst.
3, 4: Y-Teens 2. 3. 42
GAA 2 ILJ, 3 LLJ, 4 QLJ.
JEANETTE RILEY Vocal
Music 4: GAA 2. 3.
CHARLES LeROY RODG-
ERS FFA 2. 3. 4: Voc.
Ag. Judging Team Alter-
JIM ROSE Hi-Y 4: Vocal
Music 4: Band 2. 3, 4:
Special Band 2: Orchestra
2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra
2. 3, 4: Jr. Play: Natfl.
Art Soc. 4.
DUANE ROWLAND Hi-Y
3, 4: FFA 2 :Vocal Music
2, 3, 4.
GARY ROYER Hi-Y 2, 3.
4: FFA 2: Newtonian Ed.
4: Sr. Play: Thespian Pin
4: Basketball 2: Track 2.
JANICE ROYER Lib. Asst.
3, 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4.
JOAN SALAS Y-Teens 2, 3.
4: Vocal Music 2. 3, 4.
FRANCES SCHLUP Y-Teens
2, 4: Shakespearean Club
3: Newtonian Ed. 4: GAA
BURT SCHMIDT Hi-Y 2, 3:
Vocal Music 4: Football
2, 3 QLD, 4 QLD: Track 2,
BOB SCI-IROEDER Hi-Y 2,
4: Basketball 2, 3, 4.
SHIRLEY SCHROEDER Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Vocal Music
3, 4: Band 4: Special
Band 4: Orchestra 4: Spe-
cial Orchestra 4.
PAT SCOTT Class Sec. 2:
Class Treas. 3: Lib. Asst.
2: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin
Club 2: Shakespearean
Club 3: Scholarship Pin 2:
Newtonian Ed. 4: Sr. Play:
Thespian Pin 4: GAA 2.
SOINDRA SIMMS Lab. Asst.
2: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakes-
pearean Club 4: Scholar-
ship Pin 2: Vocal Music
2, 3, 4: Band 2.
MARILYN SMITH Off. Asst.
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Vocal
Music 3, 4: GAA 2 QLD, 3,
NORRIS SMITH Latin Club
2, 3: Boy's State 3.
GENE SOWERS Class Pres.
2: Hi-Y 4: Vocal Music
4: Football 2: Football
Mgr. 3: Basketball 2, 3:
Track Mgr. 2: Track 4:
Cross Country 4.
JEAN SPEILMAN Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Shakespearean
Club 3, 4: Vocal Music 4:
Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band
2, 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4:
Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4:
Music Pin 3: Stage Crew
4: GAA 2 QLD. 3 QLD, 4.
KENNY STOCKS Stud.
Coun. Pres. 4: Stud. Coun.
Rep, 2: Vocal Music 2, 3,
4: Football 3 QLD, 4 QLD:
Basketball 2: Track 3
QLD: Boy's State 3.
WILBUR STOCKS Monitor
4: Vocal Music 3, 4: Band
2, 4: Special Orchestra 2:
Orchestra 2: Football 2
QLD, 3 QLD, 4 QLD: Bas-
ketball 2, 3: Track 2:
Baseball 3 QLD. 4: Boy's
ANNE STONE Lib. Asst.
3, 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Spanish Club 4: Shakes-
pearean Club 3, 4.
JOAN SWANSON Monitor
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4.
GLORIA SWARTS Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Shakespearean Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 3: Foren-
sic Pin 3, 4: Debate 3, 4:
Newtonian Ed. 4: Sr.
Play: Jr. Play: Thespian
Pin 4: GAA 2 QLD, 3:
Journalism Pin 4.
FRANCES THOMAS Y-
Teens 2, 4: Spanish Club
3: Vocal Music 2. 4.
JEANNIE THOMAS Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Newtonian Ed.
4: Cheerleader 4: Alter-
nate Cheerleader 3: GAA
2 QLD, 3 QLD, 4 QLD: GAA
Off. 3, 4: Football Queen
BETTY TOEVS Stud. Coun.
Rep. 3: Y-Teens 2. 4:
Scholarship Pin 2: GAA
2 QLD, 3 QLD.
ERMA LOU UMBARGER Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club
2: Shakespearean Club 3:
Scholarship Pin 2, 3:
Vocal Music 3: Stage
Crew 4: GAA 2 QLD, 3
QLD, 4 QLD-
GERALDINE UNRUH Tur-
pin, Okla., Debate 3: Vo-
cal Music 3: Band 2, 3:
Jr. Play. Newton, Y-
Teens 4: Vocal Music 4.
JERRY VETTER FFA 2.
3: Stage Crew 4.
DONNA VOTH Off. Asst. 4:
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakes-
pearean Club 3: Jr. Play:
Stage Crew 4.
ROLAND VOTH Vocal Mu-
sic 2, 3, 4: Band 2, 3, 4:
Special Band 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra. 3: Special Orches-
CLARENCE WATERS Vo-
cal Music 4: Basketball 2.
3 QLD, 4 QLD: Track 2:
Baseball 3 QLD, 4: Cross
MARY CAROLYN WHEEL-
ER Y-Teens 2. 3. 4: Latin
Club 2, 3: Forensic Pin 3:
Debate 2, 3.
Scholarship Pin 2: Debate
3, 4: Forensic Pin 4.
CONLE WHITE Hi-Y 3, 4:
Vocal Music 4: Band 2, 3:
Orchestra 2, 3: Special
Orchestra 2, 3: Football 3.
GENE WHITNEY Stud.
Coun. Rep. 4: Hi-Y 2, 3:
FFA 4: Jr. Play: Sr.
Play: Thespian Pin 4:
Football 2, 3 QLD, 4 QLD:
Basketball 2, 3: Basket-
ball Mgr. 4.
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2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: 3, 4. 'i U
Shakespearean Club 3: I f-
Vocal Music 3: Usherettes
3, 4: GAA 2.
RONNY ZIELKE Hi-Y 2, "
3: Band 2, 3: Special
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As Seniors, Newton High School is about to open its doors for us
once more, only this time in EXIT. Our elementary and high school train-
ing is now as passing landscape to us, the graduating class of 1952-
passengers on Life's Train.
Our long-looked-forward-to high school years have suddenly passed
without undue warning. It is now even more up to us to keep our engines
humming and headed in the right direction in order not to sidetrack al-
though a slow, rough track may lie ahead.
We, as Seniors, think back to our highlights of memorable scenes-
to the advantages we have had, one of which was knowing Miss Theodora
Grove, biology instructor and friend, who passed away September 18, 1951.
Her passing was deeply felt by the class.
One special attraction we have enjoyed has been the winning of new
and better friends and working with them so that another record run
could be made for us Newtonians and our home station, Newton High.
Now again opportunities for hard work and achievement lie ahead,
also the pitfalls, and easy paths lure with false promise. This is our fer-
vent hope as summed up by those of old, "Grant that we may have the
serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change
those things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
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TOP GROUP: Bat-lt row, lliek Asheraft, Larry Baller. Jim Faflle, Lewis Bartel, llon Bafus. Leslie Baitmgartner, Diek Anrluss, Jaek Bannon, Robert
Challans, Neil Arthur, Eunice Alexanilvr, Lois Cowan: Miflclle row, Nancy Ayers, lliiant- Desehner, Gary Coolit-i'. lVlarg'e Dole, Beverly Diemart, Judy
Ballard. Marilyn Davis. Lawrenee Brunner, Duane Box, Lewis Boyil, Vlayton Ainswortli, Miss Mary Linton, sponsor: Bottom row, Billy ,Bevan
Dorothy Davis. Una May Dillman, lrene Divkerson, Beverly Dilllnan, Janire Brien--Nash. Joyec- Burkhart, l'arole:i Dick, Diane Baird, Lois mqkel,
Shirley Blosser, Janice Dillman, s 'ip
SECOND GROUP: Bark row, Phyllis Huffman, Merrelle Duree, Alan Heine, llarrt-ll Grove, Leon Gates, Rieharrl Hunter, Bill Henry Harper. Merle
Entz, llarolfl l"al11'hier, Kaye Ifreneh, Clayton Kaufman, John Ensz, VVenrlell Haurk, Miss Bonnie Selanflers, sponsor: Mirlflle row, Joe Jones, Jgnbt
Gray, Jane Hogan, Greta Goe-ring, Wanrlalee Draper, Stanley Eason, Dale Hawks-y, Jackie Hoffman, Norma l"rt-y. Dolores Griffith, Shirley Fries .
Rachel Gomez, Janiee Gronemen, Eula Belle Holle: Bottom row, Jim Johnson, Jim Hill, lVlarjorie Harder, Donna Ens. Barliara Griffith, Shir
Germany, Phyllis Euy, lylarirai-et lfinilley, Sue Kitehimr, Vida Anne Grnneman. Rose Marie Garnett, Sylvia Harvey. Jennie Estrada, Miss Marie ,
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THIRD GROUP: Bark row, Howard Oliver, Holi Mellutt. Dirk Miller, Bolt Simpson, 'lxerl Sills, VVally Dick, Javk Ratzlaff, Gilbert Molze JM Il
Reese, Glenn Kater: Miilrlle row. Alfred Miller. Mickey Mutter. G. E. Mathias. Gary Nickel, Juni- lileatlor, Donna Ortmann, Marita Maloneyae r
Schmidt, Lawrence Penncir, Elvera Reimer, Brooks Terry, sponsor: Bottom row. Jann Lehman. Jean Ralph, Helen Oliver, Barhara Parkcr,'C0 B
North, Marlene Perkins, Judy Powell, Delores Reeves, Doris Rodgers, Helen Naylor, Sally St. John. N.,-,i . ,
BOTTOM GROUP: Back row, Don Schroeder, Marvin Spencer. Norman Stauffer, James Kluixe. Leslie WValton, Robert Raffety, Edwa,rdg'Thl3maQ,
Lewis Lane, Boh Trousdale, Jimmy Lineharpzer, Dia-k Kitchimz. Don Petersen, sponsor, Mirlille row, Gary Warkentine, Norma Stahly, Jann Kurz,
Leffingwell. Ernestine Roberts: Bottom row, Faye Ann Schirer, Sandra Royer, Iva Lavon St-hmirlt, Elaine Rowland, Iris Schmidt, Pat Skene, Elva
Williams. Jean Stone, Ruth Ellen Warhurst, Charlene Libby, Connie Taylor. Itonna Unclei-wood.
Marjorie Zook. Marjorie Whomans, Shirley Sanner, Carolyn Willis, Dick lVlcGla4'hIin, Victor lVleC'all. Phyllis Utterhack, Loretta McJilton, Edwardatli
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TOP GROUP: Bat-L row. Jani- Ann Fornii-lt. Jetta Hoyt-r, VVill+ur B4-sort-, Edwin Aviflewsrui, Pvter l'harlton, lmrothy Brings, Martin Bradshaw.
Naomi Claasssn, lloruthy liylvrl Mimltllt- row, Shirlt-y fll1ll'lQ, Raymond Ari-llano, lluann- Bal'lu'l', Lori-n Amis-rsmi, Nancy lim-r'l'ai't. Norman Amlrovs.
Rae liarackman, l"t'an1'm-5 liarrs-tt, lmin C'laa:4sn-n, Elin-n t'ummini:N: l"r0nt row, Jose-phinv Gomm-x, Shirlvy Ainsworth. llzlliwllzi Furnish, Ruth Chamluvl'S.
Billie Davis, Norma liarton, Ji-:iii--ttv IM-vin-i', Mary IM-an, Mary livrryman, Dorothy Bailey, G1-urge Bllt'lu'l'.
SECOND GROUP: liavlt row, lmnis Johnson, Glvn llvl'shln-1311-i', llaymonsl Hvrnanzlt-z. Dorothy llnnns-lly, Vl'illiain Hat:-s, lloliwrt l?iClu'rsrm. Rita Kay
Harms, Mary Ann Hawlxinn, Gary EW-f-rt, Vim-tor Ewy, Bill Emlvry, Jewry Hertzlf-r: Midcllr- row, Ellr-n llingrwall. llarry ltirlts. llavifl lnghram. Arlan
Kaufman, Farl Gam-fit-, Ann Haprni-, llonna Eastor, Annv Gralwr, Monty lf:-y. Boh Hughes, Marilyn Hmlt-l, Honnii- Hrmvvr, lfllaini- l"owlf-r: Bottom
row, Leona llll4'l'liS4IH. Nancy Hivlu-rl, 'l't-rvsa Hefrnantlvz, Harlvara Gaisvr, Patsy Kamwr, Mnrie-l He-mlry. IJ:-loris lli-pri-. 4'h:1rl0ttc- lfoils-S, Nlarthzi
ltlllw-0, Bvvvrly l"ag'an, Juily Jarlison, Gail Kiirntlt.
THIRD GROUP: Back row, Philip Morigan, Geraltl l'ivl'm-, Curtis LaGl'm', Tvrry lllvllanivl, Art Mvlllillzili. Lmwn Nvwln-i'l'y, M1-lvin Luttrvll, Kola-rt
Minsvh, Randall Pit-iww, lim-nny l'Iumme-r: Mirlcllv row, Vlara Sattlffr, Marcia Rnyrr, Glvnna Pnmmill, liarvn Ptitwsoii, Jnlani- lihoaclm-s. Karen K4-Iso.
Ji-an Kinser, liolv Martin, Uhnrk Mills, l"i-rfliv LaGrt-up Bottom row. Jark Lindsey, Sharon R4-gin-u', Valivna lim-am, Carolyn Mi-Fall, Rvta Kay Lohmann,
Connie Poole, L:-va Lon limlgi-1-s, Marjoriv Sl'lll'01-'Il!'l', Pilllllfll' Svhmiclt. Judy Mani-wal.
BOTTOM GROUP: liarlt row, Arthur Schmidt, Dick Thornton. James Soth, Douglas Van Horn. Jim Slllll'I'Y'l12lYl, Allvn Ruin-rls, Lallonna Smith, Ruth
Stahly, Earl Reifg Mislsllc row, Ruin-rt Stratton, Duanv Struc-hy, Jnfly Stroud, Don Sn-hmidt, Barbara Stnrfl, Jim Rafi:-ty, f'lari-new Ro:-1-, Bill Watkins.
Delores Widnwskyz Bottom row. Mary Sauct-da, Enyzr-nia Swim, Johanna Snderman, llarlene Staley, Winifrf-cl 'fanart-man, Barbara Sechler, Rae
Weidenbach, Pat VVi1liams, Emma Voth.
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Students of the art department of
NHS are not famous for their brush-
offs, but rather for the brush-ons-the
subtle touch of brush on canvas.
Our young Rembrants and Van
Goughs have as their teacher and in-
structor Miss Marie Orr. Miss Orr
always produces fine art studentsg this
year is no exception.
Bartcl, Dave Claassen, Tom Laswell, Mc-rlo Entz, dev
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ctta Adams, Rosalind Janzen, Betty l"ic'k, Arlene Pnnkratz, L l
Bottvrweck. Alice Loewe, Jim Rose, Alfred Miller, Beverley L d
One of Miss Orrls senior students,
Betty Fick, has created the fitting
drawings that illustrate the different
sections of our 1951-52 Railroader.
Many of the students of the art de-
partment won awards for their draw-
ings submitted in the Scholastic Re-
gional Contest, sponsored by Allen W.
Those who won gold keys were
Alfred Miller and Max Penner.
The photography department is the
only department in NHS Whose stu-
dents shoot people-with cameras.
The shutter-bugs have won many
merits during 1951-1952 and have as
their instructor, Mr. Leo Brandt. Mr.
Brandt and students aid the Newtonian
and Railroader by taking pictures of
school functions. This opportunity not
only helps learning photographers put
in practice classroom study, but is ap-
preciated by all Newton High.
Several young photographers won
awards for their pictures entered in the
Scholastic Regional Contest. Winners
of gold keys were David Claassen, Jim
Laswell, Merle Frey, and Harold
One of the largest squads in
the history of Newton partici-
pated in the invitational tourna-
ments. Newton teams reached
the semi-finals in the Topeka,
Kansas City, Winfield and
Haven tournaments, winning
second place trophies at Win-
field and Haven.
This year Newton was desig-
nated as one of the schools to
host an annual invitational tour-
ment. Fifty-four teams from 17
schools came in November for
Throughout the second semes-
ter, debaters, as well as speech
students, worked on orations,
readings, extempore, declama-
tion, informative and after din-
ner speeches. Those who re-
ceived ratings of highly superior
in district competition were
Helen Naylor, Reta Bowen and
One of the highlights of the
year came when Newton was
admitted to the National For-
ensic League. This entitled 15
students to qualify as members.
A dream of past years came
true for the first time on April
3, 1952. Newton high speech
students collected enough points
to win top honors in the Ark
Valley Speech Tournament held
at El Dorado. With that dream
realized, all the hard work and
long hours of practice put in by
Mrs. Moore's speech students
were well worth the efforts.
"Resolved: That all American
Citizens Should be Subject to
Conscription for Essential Ser-
vice in Time of War" was the
question argued by debaters
Another successful season
was in prospect, but unfortu-
nately the district tourney came
when almost the entire first
string was ill with the flu. Prob-
ably this was a contributing fac-
tor to a team taking third place
in the contest.
Top picture: Debaters study strategy.
Bottom picture: Senior debaters, Colletta Kenagy, Ted Ice, Gloria Swarts, Hoyt Qs,
Darlene Okerberg, Reta Bowen. f '
The 84-piece Newton High School
Orchestra has also contributed much in
the way of musical enjoyment to students
and townspeople. The orchestra is always
heard before the curtains open on a school
play or operetta. This year the orchestra
played before and during intermission
when "Down In The Valleyf' t'Seven-
teenth Summer," "The Little Dog
Laughed," and "A Murder Has Been
Arranged" were presented.
In the spring, the instrumental de-
partment gives two p1'ograms: An Instru-
mental Spring Concert, and a concert ot
the musical numbers that were played at
the Music Festival, from which many hon-
ors are always brought home.
Newton High School students should
be proud of their excellent opportunity
for musical training.
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From the first roll of the drums and
ring of trumpets as the Newton High
School Band marches on the football field
to the last strains of the Newton High
School Orchestra at commencement, the
Department of Instrumental Music, under
the direction of E. S. Sanderson, has con-
tributed much to our high school
A football game has never really begun
until the gold and black clad band mem-
bers play the lively marches which spur
on the crowd and team. School spirit is
roused at a basketball game when the
skillful baton of Mr. Sanderson exacts a
rhythmic beat, as the band along with
the cheerleaders leads the crowd in the
singing of "The Ilailroader Song."
During the academic year, the band,
in the fall, journeys to the State Fair at
Hutchinson where they perform before
the crowds. The band and orchestra also
participate in the High School Christmas
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Back row: Ohera Eck, Betty Cooke, Shirley Morse, Frances Hanke, Evelyn Caldwell, Juan Groneman, Carolyn Willis, Donna Ortmann, Norma Frey,
Sondra Long, Edith Neufeld, Helen Oliver, Marge Dole, Joan Dunlavy, Rath Stahly.
Middle row: Pat Ades, Donna Bergen, Esther Porter, Arlene Pankratz, Jerrie Boudreau, Ruth Chamlsc r. Josephine Gomez, Teresa Hernandez, Jean-
ette Riley, Jo Ann Perry, Shirley Dyck, Ellen Dinirwall, Dorothy Byle-r,Naomi Claassen, Frances Thomas, Jean Spielman.
Front row: Donia White, Leona Duerkson, Charlotte Sharp, Barbara Gaiser, Eugenia Swim, Marjorie Schroeder, Juanita Suffield, Louetta Adams,
Joan Klassen, Beverly Allen, Mary Alice Barbour, Beverly Fagan, Marilyn Hodel, Della Mac Pletchcr, Lupe Tafolla, Sylvia Harvey.
Wanting to sing is the major requisite
for being a member of the Newton High
School Chorus. Tryouts are given at the
beginning of the first semester to those
who have signed-up for this elective.
As the singing Railroaders develop
power, rhythm is heard above the engine
hum and the chorus mechanics, 61 fnon-
unionb members, fill the car from tender
to baggage, being directed by John D.
Davidson. Engineer Davidson also directs
the Girl's Glee Club, Boy's Glee Club,
Madrigals and other various ensembles.
Traveling on the right track, the
double header Chorus and Girl's Glee Club
put full steam ahead in presenting a
Christmas program comprised of Christ-
mas melodies and Fred Waring's " 'Twas
the Night Before Christmas."
A timely spring concert was also giv-
en. This featured vocal numbers taken
from supply section of Spring Festival ar-
rangements where many honors were
accredited to this department. Students
can be proud of the knowledge, experience
and good times their music department
Hack row: Arlo Janzen, Dick Kitchinir, Bruce Loganhill, Ronald Zielke, Eldon Akers, Willrur Stocks, Clarence Waters, Bill Zucrcher, Larry Buller,
5 elvin Bartel, Clayton Harms, Kenneth Stocks, Conle White, Richard Sauccda, Pauline Schmidt, Emma Voth.
'ghlird lbw: Kenneth Kaufman, Wayne Boese, Roland Voth, Duane Rowland, Ned Arthur, Bu1't Schmidt, Harold Fauchicr, Dick Ashcraft, Howard
l1vel',' il-VVH M21H1'lIU-E. John Huebert, Gary Warkentin, Wally Dick, Jim Rose, Marilyn Smith, June Meador.
lecohd ow: Joyce Peters, Sandra Royer, Claudette Smith, Wandalee Draper, Karen Kelso, Lois Claassen, Ernestino Roberts, Ina Claire Carter,
Nadine earson, Sallie Love, Judy Ballard, Dorothy Briggs, Katherine Ullman, Jean Ralph, Darlene Ukerherg, Shirley Schroeder.
Front pw: Elaine Fowler, Pat Skene, Reta Bowen, Lois Bickel, Jan Lehman, Marilyn McCrory, Betty Fick, Elvera Reimer, Shirley Germany, Rose
Marie drnett, Darlene Walker, Nancy Chapman, Elva Lois Williams, Sondra Simms, Geraldine Unruh.
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Howard Oliver, Bruce Loganbill, Dick Ashcraft, Duane
Rowland, Jim Rose, Reta Bowen in front of Jennie's
Highlighting the season for the New-
ton High School vocal department was the
operetta "Down In The Valley," by Kurt
Weill. This was presented November 5,
1951 by the Railroader chorus, directed by
John D. Davidson.
The roles of the narrator and preacher
were enacted by Bruce Loganbill. Re-ta
Bowen portrayed Jennie Parsons, heroine,
and Howard Oliver was Brack Weaver,
hero. Duane Rowland was Thomas
Bouche, villain, and Dick Ashcraft por-
trayed Jennie's father-All hillbilly folk
of the South.
The curtain opened with the narrator
telling the story to the audience about
Brack Weaver, in jail and condemned to
death. Later Brack escapes to meet his
girl. Reminiscing about the past, he re-
members when he met Jennie in church.
Jennie and Brack had also gone square
dancing. This is where they met Thomas
Bouche. Bouche had previously asked
Jennie to go dancing with him, thus he
and Brack got into a fight, in which
Bouche was killed. Returning to realiza-
tion, Brack gives himself up.
Stage scenery, being very modern to
correspond with the modern music, was
made by the art and manual training de-
partments under the direction of Miss
Marie Orr and Mr. Wayne Lyon. 'The
chorus also gave "Down In The Valley,"
upon request, to the State Probate Judges
Convention, November 19, 1951.
Square dance scene from
"Down In the Valley"
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Senior Play, Donna Beeson, Sallie Love, Bill Foley, Judie Morgan, Hoyt Evlls, lmrle
0ke1'be1'p:, Gene Whitney, Pat Scott, Calolyn Pierre, Brum- Lognnlmill, Arlen Anderson
Gloria Swarts, Gary Roy:-r, Beverley Lander.
"Show Business" is the curicular study of
the dramatics students. Under the direction of
Miss Virnelle Jones, dramatic coach, students
study and participate in pantomiming, acting,
directing, playwriting, stage-managing, make-up,
lighting, costuming, etc.
Requests for entertainment from civic or-
ganizations are met with response from this
department. They headline these programs with
one-act plays some of which are written and
directed by students.
Besides filling the position of
teacher and coach of the drama de-
partment, Miss Jones revived the
Newton Thespian Troupe 47 into an
active club. Twenty students were
chosen as Thespian members.
"Seventeenth Summer" was the
delightful play given by the senior
class this year under Miss Jones'
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Juniors, enacted "Men Are Like
Streetcarsf' "A Murder Has Been
Arranged" was this year's all-school
play. Dramatics is an elective course
which students enjoy while learning
that through co-operation, a produc-
tion is carried to its fulfillment.
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M2ll'il-yn Nlolzen. G:-ne Whitney, Diane liaird, Johnny lin-uso, Lori-n Oli
Morris, Ken Stocks: seated, Jenn Kinser, Johnnnzr Sudf-rmaxn.
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Officers: Johnny Reese, sergeant at arms: Tell Ice, vice nresidentg
As the governing body of Newton
High School, the student council of 1951-
52, led by its president, Kenny Stocks, can
close its record of outstanding achieve-
ments for the school with the words, Well
The objectives of the student council
are to present assemblies and to discuss
and help solve problems of the student
body. It is also the aim of the council,
which meets every Wednesday morning
during activity period, to keep NllS's
sportsmanship and spirit at the highest
level through co-operation and supporting
all school functions.
Monitors: Standing, Larry Bulls-r, Wayne Bos-se, Joan Gronc-mn
Charlene Libby, Janice Brice-Nash, Jr-an Ralph, Suu Kitching, Mari
Maloney, Joan Swanson, Arlene Pankratz, Edwnrdn Lcffingwell, Pe
tner, Robert Challansg seated, Joan Casner, Wilbur Stocks.
Ilia-me Baird, secretary: Ken Stocks. president.
"Always on duty for whatever service
is necessary" might well be the motto of
the monitors, chosen by Joan Casner, head
monitor, and Mr. Morris. These people
were chosen on the basis of grades and
responsibility and whether or not they
would set a good example to the students.
They collect absence slips each day and
check for open lockers, among numerous
Assisting Mrs. Pauline Bowman in the
office this past year have been junior and
senior girls chosen by Mr. Morris and Mrs.
Mary Roberts. These girls check and file
absence reports, send out study hall slips,
answer the phone, put away mail, and
keep Mrs. Bowman company.
Office Girls: Standing, Dorothy Davis, Delores Wie-be, Carol Enns,
Janet Gray, Marilyn Smith: se-ated, Shirley Friesen. Susan Goering,
Our Newton High library is one of which we
can be justly proud. An attractive well-lighted
room, many comfortable tables, and shelves well
stocked with books of all kinds make browsing
and reading a pleasure. Our growing magazine
shelf and current events pamphlets are keeping
pace with the more established classics.
Presiding over this cheerful set-up is Mrs.
E. E. Roberts, head librarian, with her student
Senior High Library
Librarians: Delores Decker, Fawn Manrinfr, Betty Fick, Anne Stone, Judy Richter, Janice
The usherette organization, com- usherettes of the previous year, and
posed of junior and senior girls chosen H1911 the SGIGCUOHS are aDDF0V6d by
Mrs. Graham and Mr. Morris. Betty
on the basis of theufgfades' gmommg' Fick was elected head usherette by the
personality, and poise, has been in Senior girls.
existence as long as has Lindley Hall.
The usherettes have been on duty at
This group of twenty girls is spon- basketball and football games, the
sored by Mrs. Betty Graham, girl's gym regional tournament, community and
instructor. They are chosen by the school plays, and musicals.
Top row, juniors: Wandalee Draper, Barbara Parker, Edwarila Leffingw:-ll, Janine- Ilillman, Phyllis Egy, lVlargaret Fimlley, Diane Baird, Mitzi
Weaver, Connie Taylor, Janet Gray. Bottom row, seniors: D4-lures W'ir-lie, Carol Enns, llarlene- Filly, Beverley Lander, Marilyn Molzen, Marion
Urpin, Susan Goering, Betty Fink, Joan Bullr-r, Edith Ho1'slihergvr.
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C Quleadcrs: Loretta M4-Jillon, Dick Kilching, Pat lVlor3ran, liill
Foley Jeannie Thomas, Arlen Anderson. Altcrnatos: Sue Kitchinn,
pintuied above. and Buzzy Ainsworth, not 1:11-lurerl.
H-A-I-L-R-O-A-D-E-R-Sl Oh mighty
is the echo of that familiar cheer given
the last time for us seniors in Lindley
llall at the special assembly after taking
And with the dying out of those
strains comes the climax of a successful
season for Newton High's 1951-52 cheer-
leaders, who were elected by votes of the
senior high student body. They were seen
at all football and basketball games, pep
assemblies and pep rallies, leading yells
and spurring on pep and enthusiasm.
Mrs. Betty Graham, girls, gym teach-
er, sponsored and trained the group.
' 5 'l'wirlt-rs: Standing, Ellen llingwall, Janice Ervin, Dick Ashua
Our band twirlers in their new uni-
forms cause the whistles to give-wolf
whistles. This form of art takes hours oi'
practice and with the signal "strike up
the band" the twirlers go into action.
The drum major charts the course and
clears the tracks for the home town high
age I' enty-Eight'
llladys Kosminski, Eunice Barn-11. Km-elinpr, Elaine MC1I1l1.,OHlOlV
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During football season, the Hi-Y boys,
working with the Y-Teens, managed a
stand in the stadium at Athletic Park.
The money earned by these organizations
took care of expenses throughout the
Hoyt Eells was the delegate sent to
the Hi-Y Model Legislation at Topeka,
November 30 and December 1. Meetings
were held in the regular chambers of the
After much discussion, the Hi-Y boys
planned one party for the year. Then in
the Spring, their fathers were cordially
invited to attend the Hi-Y Father-Son
"To Find and Give the Best" is the
motto of the Y-Teens. These girls accom-
plished several worthwhile projects for
the community during 1951-52. At Hal-
loween, club members gave a program for
the residents at Bethel's Home for the
Aged. Apples and cookies were donated
to the four homes in Newton.
White Christmas gifts were given to
a Newton family to make the holiday sea-
son happier for them. The Y-Teens enter-
tained their parents in the Jr. High Audi-
torium February 15. After the program,
refreshments were served at the Metho-
Officers: standing, Mrs. Alma Moore, sponsor, Carol Enns, Miss Edith Whitterl, sponsor, Betty Fick. Miss Virnelle Jones, p J
iss Esther Froom, SDOHSOY. Seated, Shirley Sanner, Darlene Oke-rbergz, Kalhv1'ine0ltm:xn, Kathleen Karns, Greta Goering.
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Among Latin Club highlights for
the year 1951-1952 included the Sat-
urnalia, Valentine party and the Roman
Banquet. This dinner took place late
in the spring and gave students an in-
side view of Roman life and manner-
Consuls for the year were Donna
Underwood and Karen Peterson. Caro-
lyn McCall was secretary and Jane
The Club, sponsored by Miss Bonnie
Selanders, met once a month to provide
social life among students taking Latin.
An outstanding feature of the
Spanish Club this year were slides
shown by Mrs. Dwight Eells which fur-
thered the knowledge of Spanish stu-
dents on the conditions of present-day
life in Mexico.
The Christmas party on Dec. 20
featured Mrs. Ruth Stark, who talked
on the observance of Christmas by
native people in Spanish-speaking
Carol Enns presided over the meet-
ings as "Presidente" Jann Kurz was
secretary and Judy Ballard, song leader.
An average of ten students met in-
formally every Wednesday in Room 100
for the purpose of reading and enjoying
Shakespearean plays and getting ac-
quainted with much-loved Shakespear-
The club, sponsored by Mrs. Elva
McBeth, will soon complete its eighth
Among the plays the group read
this year were "Romeo and Juliet,"
"The Comedy of Errors" and "Taming
of the Shrew."
Latin Club: Back row, Karen Peterson, Paul Robertson, G. E.
Mathias, Jon Simms, Philip Morgan, Jerry Hertzler, Carolyn Ely,
lVlarilyn Higgs, Marilyn Wilson, Jane Corniek, Jetta Boyer, Nancy
lSm'ral't, Mary Ann Hawkins, Lallonna Smith, Dorothy Briggs, Phyllis
Utterback, Reita Kay Lehmann. Connie Taylor, Miss Bonnie Selanders,
'o ' ' lf' t row Mar Armstro Nanc Ar old M'r"' Mor
sp nror. ion , . y mr, 1 y n , a ua -
gan. Ellen Cummings, Sharon Re-gier, Muriel Hendry, Shirley Spohn,
Kirsten Peterson, Laurella Cornish, Carolyn McCall, Gwendolyn Entz,
Lola Decker, Elvira Voth, Shirley Clark, Mary Dean, Susan Schmidt,
Pauline Schmidt, Donna Underwood, Ann Speir.
Spanish Club: liar-li row, Judy Ballard, Vernal Miller, Alfonso Perez,
Enos liuree. Ralph Uaslillo. Courtney Him-lwrt, Bonnie Smith, Judy
Gm-tsrhius, Billy Avila. Middle row, Miss Olive Anderson, sponsor,
Palsy Kapper, Judy Stroud, Jann Lehman, Carol Enns, Jimmie
Nightengale, Anita l'allu-rt, Deanna Kirby, Betty Perry. Front row,
Joy Smith, Anne Stone. Dianne Cates, Jennie Gonzalez, Gloria Sau-
er-da, Helen Terrones, Mary Sauceda, Elvera. Roclriquc-Z, Teresa Her-
F, -fig' e
Shakespearean Club: Back row, Carolea
Utterback, Donna Underwood, Ernestine
Jean Spielman, Frances Hanke. Front row,
Jann Lehman, Sally SL. John, Marilyn Pletcher,
Bickel, Jan Manewal M
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Seniors in GAA: Back row, Judie Morgan, Sallie Love, Joan
Nail, Mary Ann Griswold, Marian Orpin, Shirley Plvtcher, Col-
letta Kenagy, Kathleen Karns, Judy Richter, Jw-an Spielman,
Marilyn Molzen, Donna Beeson. Front row, Jean Thomas, Dar-
lene Frey, Jo Perry, Betty Toevs, Louctta Adams, Marilyn
Smith, Donna Bergen, Erma Lou Umliarger. Catherine Reber,
Shirley Mattison, Arlene Pankratz, Charlene Myers.
Active athletes exercising earnestly: Back row, Shirley Pletrher.
Erma Umhargs-r, Donna Br-riren, Arlene Pankratz, Betty Toevs,
Marilyn Smith. Third row, Jean Spin-lman, Mary Ann Griswold,
Kathleen Karns, Shirley Mattison, Joan Nail, Vatherine Reher.
Second row. Marian Orpin, Darle-no Frey, Judy Richter, Sallie
Love, Jo Perry. Front row, Marilyn Molzen, Donna Beeson,
Colletta Kenauy. Judie Morgan, Juan Thomas.
GAA, the Girl's Athletic Association, met every Tuesday afternoon after school. This group of
thirty-six sophomores, thirty-two juniors, and twenty-nine seniors was sponsored by Mrs. Betty
Graham, girls' gym instructor.
The activities for the year included basketball, volleyball, baseballx tennequoits, tumbling, bad-
minton, and two hikes. Several of the girls attended Play Day at Hutchinson on May 10.
their various achievements. When a sophomore girl gets 600 points,
she is awarded a Newton High letter. Juniors must work for 400
points to win a State GAA letter, and seniors must also earn the
required 400 points to receive a gold GAA pin.
- Girls participating in this GAA are awarded merit points for
The officers were Jo Ann Perry, president, Beverly Dillman,
'vice president, Jeannie Thomas, secretary-treasurerg and Shirley
Sanner, sports manager.
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Top picture, Officers: Beverly Dillman, Jean Thomas, Mrs. Betty Graham, sponsor, Shirley Sanner, Jo Perry. Bottom picture. Sopho-
mores and Juniors: Back row. Lela Cash, Pat Ades, Josephine Gomez, Winifred Tangreman, Elvera Reimer, Sharon Regier, Darlene
Staley, Ruth Chambers, Billie Davis, Carolyn McCall, Phyllis Egy, VaRe-na Ream. Third row, Eunice Alexander, Marilyn Davis. Jean
Ralph, Donna Underwood, Gail Girndt, Mary Ann Hawkins. Jetta Boyer. Jean Kinser, Naomi Flaassen, Dorothy Byler, Karen Kelso,
r fi Nancy Becraft. Second row, Jane Ann Cornick, Ann Hague, Dorothy Donnelly, Barbara Sechler, Connie Taylor, Jolane Rhoades, Ellen
Dingwall, Judy Jackson, Beverly Fagan, Karen Peterson, Lois Cowan, Marita Maloney, Edwarda Leffingwell. Bottom row, Irene Dick-
erson, Reta Kay Lehmann, Mary Dean, Jann Lehman, Mitzi Weaver, Sally St. John, Pat Morgan, Janice Brice-Nash, Glenna Pummill,
. ' Beverly Dillman, Shirley Sanner, Johanna Suderman.
Girls' Bowling L1-anne: Back row, Gail Girnclt, Marilyn Davis. Evelyn Ralzlaff, Mary Whvf-le-r, Nancy Ayers, Gvralcliln- Unruh,
Joyce Pc-tr-Vs, Eflxxarda Iieffinpzwell, lfrances Hanke, Rae Barackman, Mary Ann Hawkins. Mirlalle row, Dorothy Donnelly, Rulh
Chambers, Anne Hague. Shirley Ingrim. Sally Sl. John, Iris Pulaski. Anna Sturgeon, llelorsw Decks-r, llonna B:-rg:-n. Arlene
Pankraiz. Joan Klassen. Shirley Sanner. Front row, Shirley M orse, Barbara Griffith, Mary Alice Barbour. Joan Morse, Lvla
Mar- Cash, Janet Jacobson, Judy Pulaski. Hs-lm-n Hawkins, Joan Nall, Jean Thomas, Jo Ann Perry, Miss Earloln- McBride.
sponsor, Belly Took.
Boys Bowling League: Back row. Ed Thomas, Robert Challans. Don Schroeder, Kenny Stocks, Bill Zuercher, Fawn Manring, John Huebert. Wilbur:
Stocks Ifront, row. Jack Hoffman, LeRoy Ediger, Larry Calhert, Bob Ingolrl, Glenn Burkhart, Hoyt Eells, Martin Bradshaw, Leon Franklin, Dick
Ashci aft Courtney Hiebert.
1951-52 was the first year that bowl-
ing was added to the long list of activi-
ties. Although composed of senior high
students, it is not school sponsored. Both
boys' and girls' leagues were organized.
Two Newton Junior League teams
finished high in the National Tournament
sponsored each year by the National
Bowling Congress. The boys' team, Twist-
ers, placed eighth in National and first in
State. The girls' team, Little Eight Balls,
placed eleventh in National and first in
State. Members of the winning boys'
team were Bud Morse, Ed Thomas, LeRoy
Ediger, Bob Raffety, Ralph Costello and
Martin Bradshaw. Jeanette Decker, Mary
Carolyn Wheeler, Marilyn Davis, Jo Ann
Perry and Delores Decker Were on the
winning girls' team.
Names of the various girls' leagues g
were Inky Dinks, Little Eight-Balls, l
Doodle Bugs, Ball Bearings, Bowlin'
Babes, Good Deeders, Pinheads and Pin-
busters. Officers were Jo Ann Perry, +
presidentg Mary Ann Hawkins, secretaryg -
Joan Morse, treasurer. The Fumbling c
Five, Pin Setters, Flying Pins, Twisters, v
Keglers and Pin Pushers were the names
of the boys' leagues. Their officers Were?
Glenn Burkhart, president, Don Schroe-"if
der, secretaryg Jack Hoffman, treasurer.
The bowling leagues were organized g
lessons taught by the ABC Representa- ,igfl
tive, Mrs. Irene Tucker of McPherson.
The City Recreation Committee headed by'
Wilfred Okerberg sponsored the leagues. is
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Future Farmers of America go by
the following motto, "Learning to do,
doing to learn, learning to live, living to
serve." R. M. Karns is the adviser of
the FFA chapter in Newton High.
ln reviewing the year's work of the
FFA boys, it is seen that they partici-
pated in various contests and projects.
The chapter attended the Hutchinson
State Fair where judging was viewed
and exhibits inspected.
0i'l'icers: Maurim- Kurr, Sam Krueger, Johnny Hum-bert, ll yt
K fman. John Br-van.
S phomore, Victor Ewy, working in shop 1-lass.
P ge Thirty-Four
Vocational Agriculturr- Judging Teams: John Ii:-vzin. Sam Krlir-1,:m', ih I
Rodgers. Melvin Naylor, Maurice Kurr, Johnny Hum-bert, Don P
Clayton Harms, Gem- Whitm-y.
Next Sam Krueger, Maurice Kurr,
John Huebert, Clayton Kaufman and
John Bevan journeyed to Buhler to take
part in the Officers Training School.
In the information contest, Sam Krue-
ger scored 96 out of a possible 100 for
first place, with Maurice Kurr coming
in second with 95 points.
In the National FFA livestock judg-
ing contest at Kansas City, Maurice
Kurr received the silver emblem. Vere
English, a graduate of 1951, and Sam
Krueger also represented the school in
Stanley Smith, a freshman, won a
silver emblem in the district FFA
speaking contest at El Dorado. He
spoke on "Improved Wheatsf'
March 3, the South Central Kansas
division poultry and crops contest was
held at Peabody. Poultry was judged
in the morning and crops, with Newton
as sponsor, were shown in the after-
noon. John Bevan, John Huebert, Clay-
ton Harms and Charles Rodgers com-
posed the team. Gene Whitney, Rich-
ard Miller, Richard Hunter, Dale Haw-
key and Melvin Naylor were alternates.
For the district and state FFA con-
test, John Bevan, John Huebert and
Charles Rodgers composed the judging
team. Maurice Kurr, Donald Penner
and John Woffenden were on the shop
team. Sam Krueger represented the
chapter at the state FFA speaking con-
test With his topic "Soil Conservation."
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' l ','- ICHAMPIONS I
'lfoolluall Basketball Taaala 7
DON ARNOLD, Quarterback GENE WHITNEY, Center
KEN STOCKS, Guan! ELIHON AKERS. Halfl lx
Coach Curtis Fischer and assistant
coaches, Jim Corey and Don Petersen, pro--
duced the most successful Railer football
team in recent years. The Railroaders
came through with a record of five wins,
if three losses and one tie. They proved to
be a strong defensive club by keeping four
teams scoreless, two of which were Ark
Opening the 1951 season with ten re-
turning lettermen, the Railers won two
straight games before going into Valley
competition. In the first game of the sea-
DON PENNER, Tackl
son, halfback, Victor McCall, received a
In a heavy rain Wichita East edged
out the Railers in their initial Ark Valley
game. One of the largest crowds ever to
turn out for a home game, estimated at
approximately 5,000, witnessed the con-
test before the rain started falling.
After dropping two more Ark Valley
contests, the Railers battled Wichita
North to a 6-6 tie. Burt Schmidt recov-
ered a North fumble and Clayton Kauf-
man scored to even up the game.
BURT SCHMIDT, Tack! JOE COUGHLIN, End VVILBUR STOCKS, E d
The gridmen were victorious in their down. Newton ended the season holding
In-fensivv line-un: Gary Vooyu-r, tlcm- Whitncy, Williur Stocks, Don Pt-nner, Jack lVlerritt, Jerry Smith, Burt Schmidt. Eldon Akers, Kr-n Stocks.
Vhuck Jackson, Dick Dunlavg.
Football Squad: Back row. Victor McCall. Ray Hernandez. Eddie Bell. Lorcn Anderson, Loren Newberry, Jim Raffety, Ronald Collier, Pete Charl-
ton, Richard' Muck, Loren Oliley, Tom l"ooln-r, Randall Pit-rc.-, Don Petersen. :assistant coach. Third row, Louie Sandoval. Williur Be-sore, Terry
McDaniel, Glenn H+-rshlwrm r, Lt-roy Younger, Alfred Miller. Joe Couizhlin, Gary Cooper, Eddie Anderson, Arthur Schmidt, Ralph Gomez, Raymond
Arellano, Jerry Runnels. Second row, Curtis Fischcr, coach, Don Bafus. Clayton Kaufman, Dick Miller, Bob Raffety, Joe Jones, Chuck Jackson,
Ed Thomas, Allan Heine. Jackie- Ratzlaff, Bob Mcllott, Lcwis Boyd, Jim Corey, asst. coach. Bottom row, Dick Dunlavy, Wilbur Stocks, Ken
Stocks, Don Arnold, Jack Nlerritt. Burt Schmidt, Eldon Akers, Gene Whitney, Harold Fauchier, Don Penner, Jerry Smith, Don Schroeder, manager.
last three league contests which included
a win over the highly rated El Dorado
Wildcats. An El Dorado punt was blocked
by Wilbur Stocks which Chuck Jackson
carried over for the Railers' only touch-
otlnll Queen and Attendants, Jcannif- Thomas. Edith Hersh-
ul ind Marian Orpin.
fourth place in the Ark Valley.
Wilbur Stocks, Railer right end, was
placed on the All-State third team by the
Topeka Daily Capital, while Gene Whit-
ney, center, received honorable mention.
ARK VALLEY STANDING
Newton ' Stat'i'ord 0 W '1
Newton 13 St. Mary's 0 Wichita East ,- ,-- 6 0
Newton 6 Wichita East I2 Wichita North -..- --- 5 1
Newton 6 Hutchins cili ZX El Dorado .,., --- 4 0
Newton 24 Wellington 27 Wellinirton ---- 4 0
Newton 6 Wichita North 6 Newton ,--, 3 1
Newton 34 Winfield 0 Hutchinson .... 3 0
Newton 15 Arkansas City G Winfield -, ---, 2 0
Newton Tm-El Dorado 0 Ark Pity Avo ,,.,,. -N U 0
Basketball Squad: Ge-ne Whitney, manairs-r. Dave Claassen, Johnny Reese, Eldon Aki:-rs, Gary Cooper, Clarence Waters.
Ray Hernandez, lion Bafus, Bernie Castro, Bill Brainard. Harold Fauchier, Jim 5184114-', Eddie Bell. Bob behfnedefi
Victor Mc-Call, Jack Bannon. Bob Mellott. Don P1-ta-rsvn, assi. 4-nach, John Ravenscrott. coach.
In one of the most surprising and exciting Se-?1S0n endings, .the Newton Railroad-
ers captured their eleventh state crown by defeating Shawnee M1SS10n'S nlgnly favored
Indians 54-53 in the state finals in Manhalltanys nngefleldnense- Wlth One Second to
go, substitute forward, Jack Bannon, dumpedjn the Wlnnlng goal Wnlen Wes One Of the
most highly disputed baskets in roundball n1Sl30Ty-
Triumphant Railers in Topeka dressing room after winning
over the Trojans 67-65.
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Bill Brainard tins in a goal at the North-Newton game there. Newton
players from left to right are Don Bafus, Brainard and Jo
Starting the campaign, Newton was
selected by dopesters to finish in fourth
place in the Ark Valley League. Starting
from almost scratch with only two letter-
men, Clarence Waters and Bill Brainard,
Coach John Ravenscroft worked and
changed different fives all year long until
he found his cambination of Bill Brainard,
Clarence Waters, Don Bafus, John Reese,
and Jim Cadle. Bernie Castro, Jack Bannon,
Jim Raffety, Victor McCall, Arthur Mc-
Millan, Eddie Bell, and Bob Mellott com-
pleted the first twelve.
Newton brought home their eleventh con-
secutive Regional and sixth straight Ark
Valley crowns. All games this season were
closely matched, many won by two and three
point margins. This year's record stands 21
wins and 4 defeats. The highest margin the
Railers lost by was six points to Parsons
in their Invitational meet.
Bill Brainard and Clarence Waters
were the standout performers on this
year's squad. Brainard was second
scorer in the Valley, but was first in total
points for the season. He was also top
scorer in the state and the second New-
tonian to play in the North-South compe-
tition at Murray, Kentucky, in June.
Waters was third in the Ark Valley scor-
ers column. Both boys were selected on
the All-State five. Don Bafus, rough-
going junior, was placed on the mythical
state second team.
Next year looms as another great sea-
son for the Railers of the basketball capi-
tal of the world as they will have eight
of the first ten returning.
Coach Ravenscroft at Manhatta
state championship trophy and
crophone for acceptance speech.
SCHEDULE Ulf' GAMES I
Wichita. North --
Parsons , ,N
Wichita East ---
Arkansas City v-
El Dorado ,,..,.
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Arkansas City ,-
Wichita. North -
El Dorado ,,.,,.
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Wichita North --, -,-
Parsons ,,,.,.. -
Top three pictures: Clarence Waters, Bill Brainard, Jack Bannon. Below, Don Bafus. Bernie
Castro, Jim Cadle, Johnny Reese.
Newton is proud to be the
home of the most underrated
team of the state at the first
of the year-We're proud of
our boys who kept in there
fighting and wound up as the
best team in the state.
ARK VALLEY STANDINGS:
Newton e,.,,,,.,eY,.,,,,, 12
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Ark City ....... ..,. . , ..,. 10
Winfield ,,.,,,.,,-.,,1,,,, 8
Hutchinson .....,1...,. . M 4
Wichita North ,,,,,,.r-,,-.,,, 4
Wellington ,,.,,,,,,, MH- 3
El Dorado -,,-.. ,,,,,1,,,. 1 3
Track was started three years ago in the Newton High sports pro-
gram. This season's track team, under the coaching of Curtis Fischer,
Jim Corey and Roy Hoff was compsed of about 20 senior high boys.
Being faced with a heavy schedule this season, the Railer trackmen
traveled to Sterling Where they placed third in the nine-team meet. Coach
Fischer took a ten-man team to the K. U. Relays and entered his team in
the Hutchinson Invitational, Wichita Invitational, Regional and the State
The Railer cindermen did their outstanding work in the dashes and
shot put events. Eldon Akers was a leading dash man while Don Penner
was outstanding in the shot put.
Other important members of the Railer squad were Freddy Gonzalez,
mile run, Mickie Mutter and Don Arnold, 880-yard rung Lewis Boyd, 440-
yard dash, Gary Cooper, 220-yard dash, Victor McCall, 100-yard dash,
Don Schroeder, high jump, Merle Frey, discus, Gene Whitney, shot put,
and Alfred Miller, high hurdles.
Seniors participating in the Track program this season were Eldon
Akers, Gene Sowers, Don Penner, Dave Claassen, Merle Frey, Fred Gon-
zalez, Don Arnold, and Burt Schmidt, manager.
Top picture, Track Squad: Back row, Burt Schmidt. Ma-rlv Frey,
Pete Charlton, Don Schroeder, Dave Claassen, Howard Oliver,
Allan Heine, Gene Whitney, Bob Mellott. Richard Mille-r, Alfred
Miller. Mickey Mutter, Louis Sandoval. Middlm- row, Alfunzo
Perez, Martin Bradshaw, Glenn Burkhart, Eldon Akers, Victor
McCall. Lewis Boyd, Eddie Anderson, Gary Cooper, Ralph Gon-
zalez. Randolph Pierce, Don Arnold, Freddy Gonzalez. Bottom
rox? Coach Curtis Fischer and assistants, Jim Corey and ROV
Bottom picture, Cross Country Team: Standing, Bill Brainard,
Jim Cadle, Arthur McMillan, Clarence Waters, Mickey Mutter,
Victor Ewy. Bill Embry, Jon Epp, Johnny Reese. Kneeling,
Lester Unruh, manager, Gene Sowers, Bernie Castro, Jack Ban-
- non, Lewis Bartel, Coach John Ravenscroft.
G lf T am: Standing, Bob Simpson, Jim Cadle, Bob Trousdale, Ted Sills,
roo's err . nee in , Tin' is a 'i-ee, o n en 'ins, Ted I
This year's tennis team, coached by
Mr. A. R. Self, was mostly a year of re-
building, for they showed improvement
as the season progressed. Tennis will
become one of the top spring sports.
The Newton netmen competed in
seven meets plus the important Hutch-
inson Invitational Tournament which
attracts some of the best netmen in the
state. The tennis team competed in
meets played against Ark City, Wich-
ita East, Winfield, El Dorado, McPher-
son, Hutchinson and Augusta. .
The squad was made of two seniors,
Kenny Stocks and Bob Ingoldg two jun-
iors, Jack Bannon and Lewis Bartel 5
and three sophomores, John Epp, Gary
Pierce and Dan Turner.
Although this was the smallest
squad since Mr. Self started tennis at
Newton High, the team should be hon-
ored for their comeback and promise
toward the end of the year.
Copping first and winning medalist
honors, the Railer season was high-
lighted in their own invitational meet.
El Dorado and Wellington were guest
teams of the Railer tourney in which
Ted Sills won medalist honors with an
82 for Newton. In the four and two
man events, Newton placed first and
The Newton linkmen placed high in
the Ark City, Wichita North-East and
Salina golf meets. They also competed
in the Hutchinson Invitational Ark Val-
ley Tournament and the state meet at
Wichita, May 15 and 16.
All members of the squad showed
top form. Bob Trousdale paced the
linksmen with a 90 to place the New-
tonians high in the Ark City meet
March 25. In the North-East game Ted
Sills came through with a 132 to lead
the Railers into ninth place in a field
of 19 teams. In Newton's tourney, Sills
was low scorer followed by Jim Cadle
with an 89, Bob Trousdale 92 and Bob
The golf team, under the coaching
of Mr. Brooks Terry, had one of its
most successful seasons.
l Team: Gary Pierce, Lewis Bartel. Dan Turner, Ken Stocks, Bl
Ingold. Jon Emi. Coach A. R. Self. IJ:-ick Bannon, not picturedl.
Baseball Squad: Standing, Asst. Com-h lion Pets-rsvn, lion Peterson. Joe Jones, Ed Thomas, Clarence Waters, Don Bafus, H110 1 lulhl 1 W1 Jul
Stocks, J. B. En:-az, Ric-lmrd Meek, Jim Suslerman, Gary Ewe-rt, Coach Wilfred Ukerberg. Kneeling, Kc-rmit Smith. Carl Gasde Ioirn Obley Vit 01
Ewy, Johnny Rm-sv. Jim R:1l'l'1-ty, Arlen Anderson, Raymond Arellano, Pete lfvy, Jack Hoffman. Not pictured: Bob Raffety and Wilbur Be-sole
Due to bad weather this year's Newton baseball nine was ham-
pered in practice and in two games. The El Dorado contest was
postponed and Dodge City's canceled.
This season's diamond squad, coached by Wilfred Okerberg and
assistant Don Petersen, began with seven numeral wearers. These
lettermen consisted of three pitchers-Joe Jones, Bob Raffety and
Clarence Waters. Other boys who lettered were Arlen Anderson,
John Reese, Harold Fauchier and Wilbur Stocks.
The Railers started the season with losses to the tough crews
of both Wichita East and North. The Railers lost to East by a 12-0
score and the North squad downed them 5-1. Other games were
Winfield, Peabody, Wellington, El Dorado and Regional and State
This year's traveling squad consisted of Ed Thomas, Don Bafus,
Joe Jones, Bob Raffety, Harold Fauchier, Jim Raffety, John Reese,
J. B. Ensz, Wilbur Stocks, Raymond Arellano, Loren Obley, Gary
Ewert, Arlen Anderson, Victor Ewy and Clarence Waters.
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color is your hair, Ja-'annie-7 Dick and Joan Ilunlavy at an
L-arly age. 6. Getting' studious. K1-nny? T. Happy no lun-ky, Don
Arnold. X. Nanry. it's cold outsidv! 24. Which is Hoya-ri' iii.
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Umbargvr taking it easy. 25. All dollvd up for a big' dati-, livon Z'
26. Brurm- and Darlene posing' pretty. 27. Si si, sm-norita, lim-tty
lfick. 28. Seventh gradv singing canaries. 29. Sondra Simms,
ain't sho swm-e-L? 30. Watch the birdiv, Bergen. 31. Vim- Mary
Ann and he-r dolly. 32. Where-'cl you get those- lrritc-hvs, Shin-lov?
33. Always smiling Patty Scott. 34. Billy Foley. Marilyn Molzun.
Susan Goering. and Ken Stocks atop a tombstone,-. 35. Hvy, Wil-
bur, where-'s Kenny? 36. Good ole grade days at VVashini.:ton.
37. Mary Alice Barbour, Nancy Chapman, Susan Gow-ing and
Kathleen Karns showin' off.
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1. Johnny Jenkins at. his favorite pastime. 2. 1"ranci-s Hanko and Sam Kriu-yror . . .
forever and evm-r. Si. Sammy Worden, Arlen Anderson, Bill Foley, Gary Royer, Donny
Arnold, Jerry Adams. To skip or not to skin . . . 4. Nancy Chapman, Shirley
Schroeder, Jeannie Thomas and Judie Morganf"Shntgun Boogie, Ah-Hal" and 6.
Where did Jerry Boudreau and Jeanette Riley learn to salute?! 7. Colletta Kenaxry,
Erma Umharirvr, Darlene Frey, Mary Ann Griswold, Doris Wiehe, Pat Scott, Marilyn
Molzen, Donna Beeson--Kid Day a couple years ago. 8. Whaifre Judy and Wilbur
rloinir in the cemetery? 9. A thorn between two roses--Jeanette Riley. Gene Sowers,
Betty Toevs. 10. Esther Porter all ready for the Jr.-Sr. reception. 11. Ma1'p::u'et
Hutto's nearly hidden by that doir. 12. Suzie, is this your usual outlook on life?
13. Bill Foley and Gary Royer acting silly. 14. Arlene Pankratz, Frances Schlup,
Donna Voth-Up in the Air, Junior Batrnen! 15. Voth and Pankratz, dreamin'.
16. Gene Sowers and Ronnie Holmes, who is finishing his senior year at Washington,
Kansas. 17. Shirley and Gloria . . . remember those good ole Candyland days! 125.
Nancy and Judie--still laughing! 18. Marilyn and Donna-pals forever. 20. Look at
V0th's . . . racket! 21. Burt Schmidt looks mighty coy!
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Morgan, Hoyt E1-lls, Miss Virnvlle Jomfs, instructor, Carolyn Pierce-, R4-ta Bowvn,
Gene Whitney, Bev Lander, Gloria. Swarts.
After attending school for 13 years,
seniors have a lot of memories to tuck
away in their scrapbooks. Of course, the
year that will be longest remembered is
the last year. Ah, that wonderful feeling
Despite rain, snow, or below zero
weather, the football games were a must.
At the homecoming game, October 16,
Edith Hershberger, Queen of Football,
reigned. Her majesty, attended by Jean-
nie Thomas and Marian Orpin, was driven
to her throne in a red convertible.
Seniors, after working long hours,
gave the play, "Seventeenth Summer," on '
the evening of November 15. The two
leading parts of Angie and Jack were por-
trayed by Beverley Lander and Gary
Then came basketball season. If you
wanted to be sure of getting a good place
to sit, the only thing to do was to come
early. Fans were tense as the Railers
fought for top honors, playing many close
games against skilled opponents. Cheer-
leaders, streaking across the floor in black
and gold outfits, led excited students in
Commencement Speaker, Franklin D. Murphy
of Kansas University
During the last few Weeks of school, se niors were racing about the halls with dazed
expressions on their faces. Things were happening so fast-numerous activities to at-
tend-a hundred and one things to do before graduation!
Coming first in the spring events was the Senior Banquet. Seniors, dressed to the
peak of perfection, had dinner together at the Ripley Hotel on May 4.
Juniors had a chance to show off the talented people of their class when they en-
tertained the seniors at the Junior-Senior Reception in Lindley Hall, May 8.
Next on the social calendar came the Junior-Senior events held on May 14 and 15.
What excitement as members of both classes battled for top honors in track, basket-
ball and the fights.
Seniors went back to those carefree childhood years on Kid Day, May 16. The
"children" paraded across the stage showing numerous styles of youthful garments.
Baccalaureate was held at Lindley Hall on May 18. Proud seniors put on their caps
and gowns for this occasion.
May 19 was a day crammed full of important moments. In the morning students
gathered in Lindley Hall for Honor Assembly. Then the highlight of the year came
in the evening with the Junior-Senior Prom. Couples gaily whirled around the gym
floor to dreamy music played by an imported orchestra.
The day of May 22 was the day for all seniors. Their years of high school were
now completed. Commencement was held in Lindley Hall with Franklin D. Murphy
from Kansas University addressing the seniors.
With Ted Ice, Bill Brainard, Mary Ann Griswold, and Judie Morgan as class officers
of 1951-52, most seniors felt that much had been accomplished. Yes, there are a lot of
occasions and events to be remembered in that last short senior year.
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