Newton High School - Railroader Yearbook (Newton, KS)
- Class of 1953
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Text from Pages 1 - 52 of the 1953 volume:
I. SJraJrion Masrers - - 3
Passenger Agenis - - 4
II. Seniors - - 6
Juniors - - I4
Sopnornores - - I5
III. Depar+rnenIs - - I7
IV. Acfriviiies - 27
V. CIubs - - 3I
VI. Sporis - - 37
Ediiorvin-Chief - - CaroIea Dick Roporiers - - - Norma Frey, Judy BaIIard
Connie Poole, Jane Cornick,
Pxssociaie Ediiors - PIwyIIis Egy Sharon RGQIGV' IXIGVICY BGCVGIII
Shirley priesen EIIen Cummings, SI1irIee IVIarIovv,
Vicfor MCCGH MariIyn NeIson, Don Peierson,
Loren ObIey, Jim Rafiery
Ari EcIi+or - - CI'1arIes FryI'1over
phomgraphy , , - Leo Brandf FacuI+y Advisor - Wilbur Smiin
Priniing - - Kansan Priniing Co. Engraving - - Sun Engraving Co.
Newion, Kansas Parsons, Kansas
MR. H. W. SCOTT
Leaving high school and going out into
the world is a pretty big step. Some of us
will go to college, some to jobs, and some to
home life. To us who are going, leaving high
school is leaving a safe, secure part of our
lives behind us for the experiences and even
adventures of, as the old saying goes, "a
life of our own," The knowledge we have
gained from the administrators and teachers
will serve as a considerable boost on our way
in the world. Under the guidance of the
present administration, our school has up-
held the high scholastic standards, and tra-
ditions it has always carried.
Our Senior Class, like many others be-
fore us, has been lucky in having such a
competent and understanding staff to direct
us through the time spent in high school.
It has been said, you never forget the won-
derful years spent in high school, and we
We think Mr. M. D. Morris, our principal,
and Mr. II. W. Scott, our superintendent, all
the teachers and coaches, deserve high
recognition for their fine work. We also
.would like to mention the long hours put in
by the office girls, Mrs. Florence Blanken-
ship in the Senior High Office and Miss
Margaret Orpin in the Superintendent's
Office. Thanks from the graduating class
MR. M. D. MORRIS
JOHN D. DAVIDSON
S. B. GRISWOLD
Biology, Basic Science
CHRISTINE E. HETZEL
R. M. KARN S
JALIE LEE PARIS
E. S. SANDERSON
A. R. SELF
J. BIRCH STUART
EDITH D. WHITTED
2, 3 LLB, 4: Boys' Stull, Rep. 3.
That first day we started out for school it
seemed as though the track which led to our senior
year had no end. Remember how we would often
stop, and standing on the first tie we could see only
miles and miles of gleaming rails which ran on and
on, seemingly forever.
We trudged on, at times courageously and
sometimes rather uncertainly, along the track of
education. This track was built for us, to enable
us to reach a brighter, happier future. Perhaps at
times we wondered if the last station would ever
Now at last we have reached that goal which
we have worked and struggled so long to achieve.
We feel proud of our accomplishment, for it has
been a long, hard journey. Many times we might
have been derailed or stopped completely in our
desire for education. If our trainmasters had not
assisted us as we stumbled over cinders.
Many of us, anxious to reach the next station
on the track of education, would become weary with
the loafers and we were often tempted to give up
completely: yet someone, perhaps some other train-
man, urged us onward until at last we reached the
last hill. That hill was the steepest one and as we
reached the summit, we saw, for the first time, the
finish line, the last station on the track.
'lNow, as we look back we realize, though it was
a long' hard pull it was well worth our while. Though
We do not admit it, we feel a twinge of sorrow as
we witness the last golden spike being driven into
our track of education.
LE Class Pr:-'sillm-fill. 4: Sludenl Council Rep. 3: Hi-Y 2: l"l"A 4: Gull
ALIVRED MILLER Cla:-15 Vive-Presiile-nt 4:
Latin Clulu 2: Art Pin Ci: Senior Play:
Junior Play: lfontlrnll 2, Si, 1 ILM Track 2,
it 4I,lg lJl'nnxnl.c"a Vlulr.
DIANE BAIRD Clnss Secn-tary 4: Class
'l'i'v:1sx11'v1' 2: Student Council Off. 3: Stu'
mln-nt l'm1nc'il lim-p, ZS: Y-Tl-vns 2, -1: National
Humax' Sotivty 15: lie-lvule 2: Newtonian Ed.
-1: Sn-niur Play: Juninr Play: All School
Play Il: Stage Crm-w 4: The-simian Pin 3:
Usln-1-4-tlv fi, el: GAA 2: llramatics Club 4.
JANICE DILLMAN Clnss Tre:1su1'er 4: Y-
Tm-ns 2, 3, 11: Shnlu-spe:n'ezir1 Club 4: Stage
Crm-w 3, 4: Ushvrettes ii, 4: GAA 2: Dra-
matics Club 45 Football Queen 4: Senior
CLAYTON AINSWORTH Class
Vice-President 2: Monitor 3:
Latin Club 2: Boy's Glee
Club 2: Cheerleader 2, 3, 4.
EUNICE ALEXANDER Moni-
tor 4: Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: GAA
DONNA ALLEN Y-Teens 2, 3,
4: Band 2: Stage Crew 4:
Dramatics Club 4.
NED ARTHUR Student Coun-
cil President 4: Hi-Y Off. 2,
3: Debate 4: Music Pin 3:
Chorus 2, 3, 4: Boys Glee Club
2, 4: Operetta 3.
DICK ASI-ICRAFT Hi-Y Off. 4:
Hi-Y 3. 4: Music Pin 2:
Chorus 3, 4: Band 2, 3, 4:
Special Band 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra 2, 3, 4: Special 0,-.
chestra 2, 3, 4: Boys Glee
Club 2, 3. 4: Operetta 3.
NANCY RUTH AYERS Library
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Spanish Club 2.
DON BAFUS Football 2 ILL
3 tLl, 4 KLL: Basketball 2, 3
lLl. 4: Track 2: Baseball 3
JUDITH BALLARD Y-Teens 2
3, 4: Spanish Club 2, 3:
Chorus 3, 4: Operetta 3: Sen-
ior Play: Stage Crew 4: GAA
2: Dramatics Club 4.
JACK BANNON Hi-Y 4: Bas-
lgetball 2, 3 fLl. 4: Tennis 2,
LEWIS BARTEL Hi-Y 2 ,3, 4:
Basketball Asst. Mgr. 3: Bas-
ketball Mgr. 4: Tennis 2, 3:
Cross Country Mgr. 4.
JIM BAUGHMAN Hi-Y 2, 3, 4.
Monitor 3, 4: Hi-Y 2, 4.
SHIRLEY BLOSSER Y-Teens 2,
DUANE BOX Hi-Y 2: Newton-
ian Editor 4.
LEWIS BOYD Hi-Y Off. 4:
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Band 2, 3:
Special Band 2: Orchestra 2:
Special Orchestra 2: Boys
Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Stage Crew
3, 4: Senior Play: All School
Play 3: Thespian Pin 4:
Football 3, 4: Track 2, 3. 4:
Dramatic-s Club 4: Boys Statm-
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club
2, 3: Shakespearean Club 4:
Football Queen Attendant 4.
JANICE BRICE-NASH Moni-
tor 3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: New-
tonian Editor 4: Stage Crew
3, 4: Thespian Pin 4: GAA
3: Dramatics Club 4.
LAWRENCE BRUNNER Mon-
itor 4: Hi-Y 2, 4: Band 2:
Special Band 2: Orchestra 2:
Special Orchestra 2.
LARRY BULLER Monitor 3:
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Chorus 2, 3. 4:
Boys Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Oper-
JOYCE BURKHART Y-Teens
2: Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band
2, 3, 4: Orchestra 4: Special
Orchestra 4: Senior Play:
GAA 4: Dramatics Club 4:
JIM CADLE Latin Club 2:
National Honor Soc. 3: Schol-
arship Pin 2: Newtonian Ed-
itor 4: Basketball 2, 3 lLl, 4:
Golf 2, 3 lLp, 4: Boys State
Rep. 3: Cross Country 2, 3, 4.
MARDELL CARTER Y-Teens
LELA CASH Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
GAA 3 ILT, 4: Bowling 3, 4.
ROBERT CHALLANS Monitor
3: Hi-Y Off. 4: Hi-Y 3, 4.
BETTY COOK Y-Teens 3, 4:
Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 3:
Buffalo, Okla., Chorus 2:
GARY COOPER Hi-Y 2: Chor-
us 2: Stage Crew 3: Football
2, 3 lLi. 4 lLl: Basketball
2, 3: Track 3, 4.
LOIS COWAN Office Asst. 4:
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Scholarship
Pin 2, 3: Debate 4: GAA 2
tLl, 3 lLl, 4.
DOROTHY DAVIS Office Asst.
3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4.
MARILYN DAVIS Monitor 4:
Latin Club 2: GAA 2 CLj, 3
4Ll: Bowling 2, 3.
DUANE DESCHNER Hi-Y 3.
4: FFA 2: Chorus 4: Alt.
CAROLEA DICK Monitor 4:
Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Latin Club
2: GAA 2 QLU: Railroader
- Editor 4: Journalism Pin 4.
WALLY DICK Hi-Y 2: Chorus
2, 3, 4: Band 2. 3, 4: Special
Band 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 2. 3.
4: Special Orchestra 3, 4:
Boys Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Oper-
IRENE DICKERSON Library
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 3: Latin
Club 2: GAA 2 QLJ, 3 :LL 4.
BEVERLY DIEMART Office
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 3. 4: Shake-
spearean Club 3: Chorus 4.
BEVERLY DILLMAN Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: GAA 21Ll, 3 :LL 4:
GAA Officer 2, 3, 4: Jr.-Sr.
Events Capt. 3.
UNA MAY DILLMAN Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: GAA 2 lLl: Spanish
Club 2: Bowling 3.
MARGE DOLE Hutchinson,
Kans., Chorus 2: Girls Glee
Club 2: GAA 2: Newton, Y-
Teens 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 3.
WANDALEE DRAPER Y-Teen
Officer: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Scholarship Pine 3: Chorus 3,
4: Girls Glee Club 2: Oberetta
3: Senior Play: Stage Crew
4: Usherettes 3, 4: Dramatics
ENOS DUREE Waureka, Okla..
Boys Glee Club 2: Football
2: Newton, Hi-Y 3, 4: Span-
ish Club 3.
STANLEY EASON Hi-Y 2, 4.
WILLIS EASTER Band 2.
LE ROY EDIGER Monitor 3:
PHYLLIS EGY Y-Teens 2, 3,
4: Spanish Club 2: Assoc.
Annual Ed. 4: Senior Play:
Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2: Dra-
matics Club 4.
J. B. ENSZ Hi-Y 2: Newtonian
Editor 4: Baseball 3 QLJ, 4.
MERLE ENTZ Hi-Y 2, 3, 4:
FFA 2, 3, 4: Junior Play:
Stage Crew 3.
JENNIE ESTRADA Y-Teens 2,
HAROLD FAUCHIER Hi-Y 2,
4: Chorus 3, 4: Boys Glee
Club 3, 4: Football 2, 3 :LL
4: Basketball 2, 3: Baseball
2 fLl, 3 lLl, 4.
MARGARET FINDLEY Moni-
tor 3, 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Or-
chestra 2: Special Orchestra
2: Usherettes 3, 4.
NORMA FREY Y-Teens 2, 3:
Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 3:
Senior Play: Junior Play:
Stage Crew 3, 4: GAA 2:
Ili-amatics Club 4: Thesnians
SHIRLEY FRIESEN Office
Asst. 3: Y-Teen Officer 4: Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Assoc. Annual Ed. 4: Senior
Play: Junior Play: All School
Play 3: Stage Crew 3, 4:
Thespians 3, 4: The-spian Of-
ficer 4: Dramatics Club 4.
CHARLES FRYHOVER Hi-Y
OLIVER FRYHOVER Knot pic-
turedl Hi-Y 2: Band 2: Foot-
ball 2. 3 :LL 4: Track 2. 3.
ROSE MARIE GARNETT Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club
2: Chorus 3, 4: Girls Glee
Club 2: Operetta 3.
SHIRLEY GERMANY Y-Teens
2: Music Pin 3: Chorus 3, 4:
Girls Glee Club 2: Junior
Play: All School Play 3:
Stage Crew 4.
GRETA GOERING Class Treas-
urer 3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-
Teen Officer 3, 4: National
Honor Society 3: Scholarship
Pin 2, 3: Forensic Pin 3: De-
bate 3, 4: Junior Play: DAR
RACHEL GOMEZ Y-Teens 2.
3, 4: GAA 3.
JANET GRAY Office Asst. 3,
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakes-
pearean Club 4: Scholarship
Pin 3: Band 2: Special Band
2: Senior Play: Stage Crew:
Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2 QLD,
4: Dramatics Club 4: Girls
State Rep. 3.
BARBARA GRIFFITI-I Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Band 2: Special Band
2, 3. 4: Girls Glee Club 2:
GAA 4: Bowling 3, 4.
DELORES GRIFFITH Office
Asst. 4: Y-Teen Officer 4:
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club
2: Scholarship Pin 2, 3.
.IANICE GRONEMAN Y-Teens
VIDA ANNE GRONEMAN
Monitor 3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Latin Club 2: Chorus 4: GAA
DARRELL GROVE Hi-Y 2, 4:
Spanish Club 2: Boys Glee
MARJORIE HARDER Y-Teens
BILL HENRY HARPER Band
2, 3. 4: Special Band 2, 3. 4:
Orchestra 3, 4: Special Or-
chestra 3, 4.
SYLVIA HARVEY Topeka.
Kans., 2: Newton, Y-Teens R:
Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 3:
DAVID HAUCK FFA 2, 3, 4:
Voc. Ag. Shop Team 3. 4.
WENDELL HAUCK Hi-Y 2. 3:
4: Band 2, 3: Special Band 2:
DALE HAWKEY Hi-Y 4: FFA
2. 3, 4: FFA Officer 4: Voc.
Apr. Judging' Team 4,
ALAN HEINE Football 2, 3.
4 ILl: Track 2, 3. 4.
ALFRED J. HILL Hi-Y 4.
JACK HOFFMAN Hi-Y 2, 4:
JANE HOGAN Y-Teens 2, 3,
4: Latin Club 2.
EULAH BELLE HOLLE Y-
Teens 2, 3. 4.
PHYLLIS HUFFMAN Y-Teens.
2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: Schol-
arship Pin 2, 3.
RICHARD HUNTER Hi-Y 2:
FFA 2, 3, 4: FFA Officer 4:
MARCELLA JANTZ Y-Teens
2, 4: Girls Glee Club 2. 4.
CARROLL JANTZEN Hi-Y 2.
3, 4: Chorus 4: Band 2. 3. 4:
Special Band 2. 3, 4: Orches-
tra 3, 4: Special Orchestra
4: Boys Glee Club 3, 4.
JIM JOHNSON Library Asff.
3: Hi-Y 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Scholarship Pin 2, 3.
JOE JONES Football 2. 3. 4
fLl: Baseball 2 fLl, 3 fLl,
GLENN KATER Hi-Y 3, 4,
CLAYTON KAUFMAN Class
Vice-President 3: Hi-Y 2:
FFA 2, 3, 4: FFA Officer 3.
4: Voc. Ayr. Judging Team 3,
4: Football 2. 3 fLl. 4 iLl:
Basketball 2: Track 2.
JOYCE KINDT Y-Teens 4.
SUE KITCHING Monitor 3:
Y-Teens 2. 3: Girls Glee Club
4: Alt. Cheerleader 3: GAA
2 fLl, 3.
DICK KITCHING Class Secre-
tary 3: Student Council Ren.
2: Hi-Y 2. 3, 4: Chorus 3. 4:
Band 2. 3: Special Band 2:
Boys Glee Club 3. 4' Olmer-
etta 3: Newtonian Editor 4:
Senior Play: Cheerleader 3.
4: Football 2: Dramatics Club
JANN KURZ Y-Teens 2, 3:
Spanish Club 2. 3: Senior
Play: Junior Play: Staple
Crew 3: Thesnian Pin 3: Dra-
matics Club 4.
LEWIS LANE Hi-Y 2, 3, 4.
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DENNIS LECKINGTON Hi-Y
Monitor 2, 3: Library Asst.
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Usher-
ettes 3, 4: GAA 2 QLD, 3 QLD,
JAN LEHMAN Y-Teens 2, 3.
4: Spanish Club 2, 3: Shake-
spearean Club 2, 3: Scholar-
ship Pin 3: Chorus 3, 4:
Operetta 3. 4: Senior Play:
Junior Play: Stage Crew 3,
4: Thespian Pin: GAA 2, 3,
4: Dramatics Club 4.
CHARLENE LIBBY Monitor 3:
Y-Teens 4: Nurses Asst. 4:
JIM LINEBARGER Latin Club
2: Band 2. 3, 4: Special
Band 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3,
4: Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4.
VICTOR McCALL Hi-Y Off, 3:
Hi-Y 2, 3: National Honor
Soc. 3: Newtonian Editor 4:
Football 2 lLD, 3 QLD, 4 QLD:
Basketball 2. 3 QLD, 4: Track
2, 3: Baseball 4: Boys' State
RICHARD McGLACHLIN Hi-Y
2, 3: FFA 2, 3, 4.
JAY DEE MCKIM fnot pic-
MARITA MALONEY Monitor
3: Office Asst. 3: Y-Teens 2,
3. 4: Chorus 4: GAA 2 QLD,
3 iLD. 4.
G. E. MATHIAS Hi-Y 2. 4:
Latin Club 3: Band 2. 3. 4:
Special Band 2. 3, 4: Orches-
tra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra
2, 3. 4.
HERB MATTISON Class P1'es-
ident 2: Monitor 3: Hi-Y Off.
3: Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Football 2:
JUNE MEADOR Y-Teens 2, 3,
4: Spanish Club 2: Music Pin
2, 3: Chorus 3, 4: Band 2, 3.
4: Special Band 2, 3. 4: Or-
chestra 2, 3, 4: Special Or-
chestra 2, 3, 4.
BOB MELLOTT Hi-Y 2: Foot-
ball 2, 3 QLD, 4: Basketball
2, 3, 4: Track 2, 3.
RICHARD MILLER Hi-Y 2:
FFA 2, 3, 4: FFA Off. 4:
Football 2. 3. 4 QLD: Track
GILBERT MOLZEN Hi-Y 2, 3:
Football 2, 3: Track 2, 3.
PAT MORGAN Y-Teens 2:
Newtonian Ed. 4: Cheerlead-
er 3. 4: GAA 2 CLD, 3: Foot-
ball Queen Attendant 4.
DONNA MURPHEY Ellinwood.
Kans.. Scholarship Pin 2:
Music Pin 2: Chorus 3: Band
2, 3: Girls Glee Club 2: Jun-
ior Play 3: Newton, Girls
Glee Club 4.
MICKIE MUTTER Hi-Y 2, 4:
Track 2, 3 CLD, 4: Cross
Country 3 QLD.
HELEN NAYLOR Y-Teens 2.
3, 4: Latin Club 2: Forensic
Pin 3: Debate 3: Junior Play:
Stage Manager 4: Thespian
Pin 3: Dramatics Club 4.
GARY NICKEL Hi-Y 2. 3. 4:
Latin Club 4: Boys Glee Club
2: Basketball 2: Track 2 QLD:
ARNOLD NOBLES Hi-Y 2.
CORINNE NORTH Saffordville,
Kans.. Y-Teen Off. 2: Y-
Teens 2: Chorus 2: Band 2:
Girls Glee Club 2: Senior Play
2: Cheerleader 2: Basketball
2 QLD: Baseball 2 QLD: New-
ton, Y-Teens 3. 4: Chorus 4:
CLAUDETTE OLIVER Chorus
3. 4: Special Orchestra 2:
HOWARD OLIVER Hi-Y Offi-
cer 3, 4: Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Music
Pin 2, 3: Chorus 2, 3, 4:
Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band 2.
3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Spe-
cial Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Boys
Glee Club 2, 3, 4: Overetta
3, 4: Junior Play: All School
Play 3: Stage Crew 4: Thes-
Dian Pin 3.
DONNA ORTMANN Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club
4: Scholarship Pin 2, 3:
Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 3:
Stage Crew 3: GAA 2, 4.
BARBARA PARKER Library
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Ush-
erettes 3, 4: Dramatics Club
JUDI PETERS Shakespearean
Club 4: Debate 2: Senior
Play: Stage Crew 3, 4: Dra-
matics Club 4.
WYNN PHIPPS Hi-Y 2, 4:
Band 2: Special Band 2.
MARILYN PLETCHER Y-Teens
2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club
BOB RAFFETY Hi-Y Off. 4:
Hi-Y 4: Chorus 4: Boys Glee
Club 4: Football 2, 3: Basket-
ball 2: Baseball 2, 3, 4: Bowl-
ing: 3, 4.
JEAN RALPH Student Council
Rep. 2: Head Monitor 4: Mon-
itor 3: Y-Teen Off. 4: Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
National Honor Soc. 3: Schol-
arship Pin 2, 3: Chorus 3, 4:
Operetta 3, 4: GAA 2, 3, 4.
EVELYN RATZLAFF Monitor
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shake-
spearean Club 4.
JOHN REESE Class President
3: National Honor Soc. 3:
Basketball 2, 3 QLJ, 4: Base-
ball 2 QLJ, 3 QLJ, 4: Cross
Country 3, 4.
RUBY REGIER Berean Acad-
emy, Chorus 2. 3: Newton,
Y-Teens 4: Girls Glee Club 4.
ELVERA REIMER Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Chorus 2, 3, 4: Oper-
etta 3: GAA 2 QLJ, 3 QLJ, 4.
ERNESTINE ROBERTS Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club
4: Shakespearean Club 3:
Chorus 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 2:
Special Orchestra 2: Operetta
DORIS JEAN RODGERS Y-
Teens 3, 4.
ELAINE ROWLAND Special
SANDRA ROYER Office Asst.
4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Spanish
Club 2: Shakespearean Club
3: Chorus 3, 4: Operetta 3.
SALLY ST. JOHN Y-Teens 2,
3: Shakespearean Club 3:
Chorus 4: Band 2, 3, 4: Spe-
cial Band 2, 3: Orchestra 3,
4: Special Orchestra 3, 4:
Junior Play: Stage Crew 4:
Cheerleader 4: GAA 3: Dra-
matics Club 4.
SHIRLEY SANNER Y-Teen
Off. 3, 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Spanish Club 2: Shakespear-
ean Club 2: GAA 2 QLD, 3
qLy, 4, GAA Officer 2, 3, 4.
RICKIEY SAUCEDA Hi-Y 2. 3:
Latin Club 3: Chorus 3, 4:
Boys Glee Club 3, 4: Oper-
etta 3: Football 2.
FAYE SCHIRER Y-Teens 3, 4:
Scholarship Pin 3.
DELMAR SCHMIDT Walton,
Kans., Hi-Y Off. 2: Hi-Y 2:
Football 2: Basketball 2:
Newton, Hi-Y 3, 4.
IRIS SCHMIDT Y-Teens 3, 4.
IVA LAVON SCI-IMIDT Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club
2: National Honor Soc. 3:
Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Foren-
sic Pin 3: Debate 3: Chorus
4: Stage Crew 3: GAA 2 1Ll,
DON SCHROEDER Hi-Y Off.
4: Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Junior Play:
Football Manager 3, 4: Track
TED SILLS Student Council
Officer 4: Student Council
Rep, 4: Hi-Y Off. 3: Hi-Y 2,
3: Latin Club 2: National
Honor Soc. 3: Senior Play:
Junior Play: Thespian Pin 3,
4: Cheerleader 4: Golf 2, 3
4Li, 4: Dramatics Club 4.
BOB SIMPSON Hi-Y Off. 4:
Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Golf 2, 3 CLD. 4.
PAT SKENE Y-Teen Off. 3, 4:
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Scholarship
Pin 2, 3: Forensic Pin 3: De-
bate 2, 3: Chorus 2, 3, 41
Operetta 3, 4.
GERALD SMITH Hi-Y 2, 3:
Senior Play: Dramatics Club
4: F1-'A 2.
MARVIN SPENCER FFA 2, 3,
NORMA STAHLY Library
Asst. 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 42
Shakespearean Club 4: Chorus
NORMAN STAUFFER Band 2.
3, 4: Special Band 2. 3, 4:
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Sllecilll
Orchestra 2, 3. 4.
JEAN STONE Monitor 3: Y-
Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 3:
Spanish Club 2: Shakespear-
ean Club 4: Scholarship Pin
2, 3: Newtonian Ed. 4: GAA
2: Girls State Rep. 3: Jour-
nalism Pin 4. I
' Q i
SANDRA STRASSER Potwin,
Kans., Class Vice-President 2:
Class Treasurer 3: Girls Glee
Club 2, 3: Junior Play: GAA
2, 3: Newton. Dramatics Club
ANN STURGEON Y-Teens 2,
4: Spanish Club 2.
LUPE TAFOLLA Y-Teens 2,
4: Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club
CONNIE TAYLOR Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Latin Club 3, 4: Shake-
spearean Club 22 Newtonian
Ed. 4: Stage Crew 3: Usher-
ettes 3. 4: Head Usherette 4:
GAA 21LJ, 31Lj, 4.
ED THOMAS Football 2. 3, 4:
Basketball Asst. Mgr. 2: Base-
ball 2, 3 ILJ.
DONNA UNDERWOOD Student
Council Secretary 4: Student
Council Rep. 4: Monitor 42
Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club
2, 3: Shakespearean Club 3,
4: Scholarship Pin 3: Chorus
2. 3. 4: Operetta 3, 4: Senior
Play: Junior Play: Stage
Crew .4: GAA 3: Dramatics
LESTER UNRUH Hi-Y 2, 3,
4: Band 2: Special Band 2:
Baseball 2, 3, 4.
PHYLLIS UTTERBACK Li-
brary Asst. 3, 4: Y-Teen Off.
4: Y-Teens 3, 4: Latin Club
2, 3: Shakespearean Club 2,
3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2, 3:
HAROLD E. VOTH Berean
Academy, Chorus 2, 3: New-
ton. Hi-Y 4.
LESLIE WALTON FFA 4.
RUTH ELLEN WARI-IURST
Cl-ass Secretary 2: Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Spanish Club 2: Na-
tional Honor Soc. 3: Scholar-
ship Pin 2, 3: Forensic Pin
.3: Debate 3: Chorus 4: Senior
Play: Junior Play: All School
Play 3: Stage Crew 3, 4:
Thespian Pin 3: GAA 2: Dra-
matics Club 4.
GARY WARKENTIN Hi-Y 4:
Chorus 3, 4: Boys Glee Club
3, 4: Operetta 3: Junior Play.
MITZI WEAVER Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Stage Crew 4: Usher-
ettes 3, 4: GAA 2 QLJ, 3:
Dramatics Club 4.
DON WEDEL Hi-Y 3, 4.
GEORGE WEIS Hi-Y 2: Band
2, 3, 4: Special Band 2, 3, 4:
Orchestra 2, 4.
MARJORIE WHOMANS Y-
Teens 2. 3, 4: Band 2: Or-
chestra 2: Stage Crew 4:
Dramatics Club 4.
ELVA LOIS WILLIAMS Li-
brary Asst. 4: Y-Teens 43
Chorus 3, 4: Band 2: Special
Band 2: Girls Glee Club 2:
CAROLYN WILLIS Y-Teen
Off. 4: Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Girls
Glee Club 3: Newtonian Ed.
4: Stage Crew 3: Dramatics
MARJORIE ZOOK Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4:
Scholarship Pin 3.
l. Margie Findley, Sue Kitchimr, Lester Unruh, Ga'
CO0Der, Buzz Ainsworth and Judy Ballard studying ha
in the lilvrary. 2. Dick and Howard. 3. Big catch, eh
Elizabeth? 4. 1953 class ring. Quiet, boys, J. B.'s eon-
eentrating! 6. Senior Alley at noon. T. Marjorie, Mar-
dell, Doris and Una May posing' on the steps. Greta,
Bobbie, anal Lee, three of a kinfl. fl. Ain't she sweet 'I
. . , Lewis Boyd, all dressed up and no place to go. 141.
Buzz. Herb, Gary, and Denny showiny: off. ll. Shirley
Ifriosen, Nanry Ruth Ayers, Delores Griffith, Jane Brice-
Nash anrl Evelyn Ratzlaff picnic-king. 12. Bob Simpson.
Coach Fischer, Bob Trousdale, Lewis Iioyfl, Mick Mutter,
Al Miller, Ilivk Miller, Vic Mefall, Ted Tills and Nefl
Arthur on Boy Scout trip to Vanarla. 123. Marcella Jantz,
senior lass. 14. Norma Frey. Jay Ilee Ml'Kim, Jim
Bauyzhman, Mick Mutter, Pat Morgan, Al Miller anal
Bob Simpson taking time out for the pau e that re-
freshes. 15. Joyce, Eunice, Barbara, Anna, and Lela at
one of those slumherless slumber parties. 16. Celebrat-
ing: Christmas with the yranyx. IT. Jean Stone, caught
in the aet. IX. Rachel Gomez, looking: lovely. 19. Bob
and Johnny. Hey boys, where's those ducks? 20. Simp-
son, Carlle, Sills and Trousclale at golf course. 21. Senior
Alley Jamboree . . . in the foregrrnuul is Jan Gray, Vida
Groneman, Carolyn W'illis, Iliane liaird, and Jan Leh-
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TOP GROUP: Bark row, Ronald Follier, Wilbur Before, John Gilbert Elm. Haynioud Arellano, liill lliliman, Norman Aiulrcu-s, Robert Dickerson,
Tony Emi, Gary Ewn-ri, I'rtc- Uharlton. Eddie Anderson, Herman Androvs, Jim Clturr-h, Miss Marie Orr. sponsor, lluauv Iiarlwr, Karl lfrirscn, Mar-
tin Bradshaw: Middlv row, Jack Hanke. Harry Dirks, Carl Gacde, Ellen Kay Uumminus, Mary Ann B:-rryman. Nanry lic-vi'al'i, Lois Vlaassvn, Dor-
othy Briggs, Jane Fornick. Jetta Boyer, Naomi Flaassen. Pat Arles. Frances Barrett, Norma. iiarlon, Ge-urge I-hivlwi-, Victor Ewy, Bill Embry. Pefe
Fc-y: Ifroni. row, Allen Gray. Fharlotte Foiles. Barbara Gaiser, Dorothy Bailey, Billie Davis, Ruth l'haniln-rs, Shirley Ainsworth, Shirley Clark,
Laurella Cornish, Jw-an:-ite IJC'I'lil'l', Ellen Dingwall, Bev Fagan, llorothy I'onnelly.
NIIDDLE GROUP: Back row, James Whitechurch, Alfonso Perez, Ronald Hunsocker, Louis Sandoval, lferdic- LaGree, Loren Obley, Art Schmidt,
Jerry Hertzlor, Bob Hughes, Earl Reif, Curtis LaGree, Don Schmidt, Jack Knee. Vernon Jansen, Mr. Brooks Terry, sponsor: Middle row, Duane
Strueby, Mary Ann Hawkins, Darlene Walker, Rita Harms, Ruth Stahly. Richard Meek, Lallonna Smith, Winifred Tanire-man, Delores Widowsky,
Judy Stroud, Rae VVeidenbach, Jeannie Swim, Delores Hegre, Barbara Sturd: From row, Bob Strattan, Pauline Schmidt, Muriel Hendry, Dona. White,
Nlartha Duree, Nancy Hiebert, Billy Thomas, Dennis Walker, Benny Rawlins, Marjorie Schroeder, Marvia Royer, Pat VVilliams, Glenna Pummill,
Agnne Graber, Emma Voth.
BOTTOM GROUP: Back row, Don Peterson, Allen Roberts, Jim Soth, Jay Toevs, Gary Pierce, Jim Suderman. Douglas Van Horn, Ralph Gomez,
Keith Gates.. Kermit Smith, Glen Hershberger, Jim Raffety, Loyd Klassen, Don Krehbiel, Jerry Hill, Melvin Luftrellz Middle row, Arlan Kaufman,
Clarence Rope. Philip Morgan, Terry McDaniels, Bob Martin, Viola Klassen, Darlene Staley, Josephine Gomez, Teresa Hernandez, Mary Sauceda,
Ruth Kawgl Judy Jackson, Karen Peterson, Shirlee Marlow, Marilyn Nelson. Karen Ki-Iso, Sharon Rc-gin-r: Front row, Randall Pierce, Louis John-
son, Digk hornton, Lcva Lou Rodgers, Bessie Myers, Ann Hague, Barbara Sechler, Carolyn McCall, Pat Kamrler, VaRena Ream, Bonnie Hoover,
Virginia Kqsminski, Clara Hall, Clara Sattler, Marilyn Hodel, Reta Lehman,
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TOP GROUP: Back row, Willis llyck, Jim Eckles, lion Briar. John Nanninua, Leltoy Dreier, Stanley Smith. Bill Rirhardson, Jim Allen. David
Baird, Barbara Besore, Grace liell, Jenny Gonzalez, Earlene Ewy, Judy Goetsc-hius: Middie row, Myron Harms, Edward t'rf-ssler, Donald Rogers.
Don Allenhaugh, Lorraine Gronau, Norma Buller. Donna, Budde. Frieda Jann-n. Lola Deck:-r. Varol Schmidt, Anita Vallvert. Je-an Dreier. Pat
Davis: Front row, Gaylon Alluriuht, Paul Decker, Richard Brandt. Darrell English. Rohert Schmidt. Richard Harmison. Bolw Galloway, Alexia Gihls,
Nancy Shupe, Carolyn Ewing, Evalee Cash, Marilyn Ewy, VaRena Bakfr. Teresa Catz.
MIDDLE GROUP: Back row, Kay Swarts, Bill Hicks-rson, Jon Simms, John Norm-ll, Henry Wiz-lv-, Alan Newberry, Gaylord Maples, Carolyn Ely,
Kirsten Peterson, Joan Koernvr, Pat, Swanson, Bvtty Unruh, Gus Stotler, James Suderman: Middlv row. Muriel Thiesson, Carol Douglass, Eunir-e
Ba'r tt Barbara Gaiser, Iris Stine, Elvira Voth, Shirley Spohn, Mary Ann Shuler. Barbara Vout, Roberta Hoffiman, Varol-se 'Thurman. Mareia
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Morgan, John Annett, Bryson Mills. Dick Gregg: lfront, row, Veda Elly. Nanry Arnold, Gwvmlolyn Entz, Joan lflaassen, Billie Walton, Daniel
Voth, Larry Mathews, Carol Stewart, Janis Unruh, Mildred VVerner. Ann Sw-ir, Rose Marie Claassen, Virginia Unruh, Marilyn Higgs. L
BOTTOM GROUP: Back row, Jerry Nickel, Jim Mrfl"arlane, Kenneth Lord, Curtis Lefert, John Ensz, Eldon Buss, Boll Bullet, Sally Neberlzall,
Bonnie Smith, Beverly Miller, Iloris Brickell, Thelma Dickson, Janice Ervin: Middle row. Mr. Wayne Lyon, sponsor, Eldon Schmidt, Jimmie Lee
Nachtiyzal, D4-anna Kirhy, Arletta She-pler, Eleanor W:-del, Judy Louis, Betty Perry, Donna Holmes, Susan Schmidt, Carol Knott, Bgyqrly Pkrce,
Marilyn Me-llott. Nancy Nleisingn-rg Front row, Mr. Willvur Smith, sponsor, George Schierlimr, Sharon Molzen, Wilma Prine, Joyce fsqtz. Paula
Miller, Connie Moyle, Luville P1-nn:-r, Sue Hensley, Delores Lett, Jane Jenkins, Mary Armstronxr. ' "
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1. Dorothy Briggs, Lewis Boyd, Howard Oliver, Eddie
Anderson, Jean Ralph, Pat Skene. Farroll Jantzen and
Jan Lehman partyin' after the opera. 2. Mildred. Lexis.
Richard, Loren. llivk, Jerry, Lois and Greta a posin'. 3.
The senior play vast lines up for a shotfAl Miller.
Diane Baird, Donna Underwood, Lewis Boyd, Judy Bal-
lard. Norma lfre-y and Ted Sills. 4. NHS students give
their attention to the Marine Band. 5. Mr. Karns and
Jim Allen on a field trip. 6. Hr-len, Sally and Diane
fishin' for a big 1-ateh in assembly. T. The Marine Band
unloading! nquipmeet for their performance. Mrs. Moore's
speech and debate students seem to he all smiles at dis-
trict speech festival at Wichita North. 8. Mr. Davidson
isn't that a cute expression! 9. Dick Thornton and
Jerry Hertzler accept first place trophy at Winfield meet.
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Photoprraiphy studm-nts vim: lhe lu-nc-l'i1s ol' visual education.
Leo Brandt's photography classes are the
scenes ol' toil and fun combined in the interesting
This classroom is the home of the "shutter
bug" fans who can often be seen taking a picture
of almost anything imaginable around school,
especially in good weather. From the first picture
taken with their own camera, the students learn
the basic principles of photography, from develop-
ing the negative to printing the finished picture.
The amateur photographeifs school year is
full of interesting learning. Under laboratory
work is learrning dark room procedure of devel-
oping and printing pictures. The classroom work
includes learning picture composition, negative
judging, study of enlarging technique, study of
different films, their speeds and sensitivities, and
the artful use of filters. Some techcnical study
is made of the production of color pictures.
Jim Johnson and Lewis Bartel at work in the darkroom.
Students taking art or crafts under Miss
Marie Orr found an opportunity to express their
talents in many fields. The individual's impres-
sions of life around him were recorded in clay,
oil, water color, ink, and pastels. Others spent
the year working in silver jewelry, metal, and
A spacious classroom and excellent facilities
added to the student's creative ability. The main
room with skylights, the two smaller rooms and
the pottery room are equipped for many uses
in the life of the potential artist.
One of the highlights of the year was the
annual art awards given by the Allen W. Hinkle
Company and Scholastic Magazine for those who
placed in the Regional Scholastic Art Contest.
Two Gold Achievement keys were presented to
Alfred Miller, with Janice Dillman, Carol Ewing,
and Louis Sandoval, each receiving one.
Craft students, Jun Dillman, Carroll Jantzi-n and Duane Barker
Miss Orr's fourth hour Art Class.
Mrs. Moore's fifth hour debate class.
"Resolved: That the Atlantic Pact
Nations Should Form a Federal Union,"
was the topic chosen for debate this year.
The Newton high school debate squad
enjoyed a very successful season. The
team, which was composed almost entirely
of first year students, was comparative-
ly inexperienced at the beginning of the
year. Lois Cowan and Greta Goering were
the only returning debaters.
This year the squad participated in
tourneys at Russell, Haven, and Wyan-
dotte. They wonhthe first place trophy
at the district debate tournament at
Wichita, which earned them a trip to the
Senior dehaters, Lois Cowan. Greta Goering. and Ned
Arthur pose with the trophies.
In February, the debate squad proudly
brought home the second place trophy after
making a fine record at the State Debate Tour-
nament at Lawrence.
Throughout the second semester, debaters.
as well as speech students, worked on orations,
readings, extempore, declamation, informative
and after dinner speeches. Those who received
ratings of highly superior in district competi-
tion were Ned Arthur, Jim Cadle, Jerry
Hertzler, Lois Cowan, and Dick Gregg.
The big highlight of the year came when
Newton high speech students collected enough
points to win first place at the Ark Valley
Speech Festival for the second consecutive
year. A very successful year proved the worth
of hard work and long hours of practice on the
part of Mrs. Moore's speech students.
ard Mc-ek. Dick Thornton, Lois Cowan, Greta Goering, and
Composed of 83 members and directed by
E. S. Sanderson, the Newton High School orches-
tra took an active part in school life this year.
On March 26, they played at the junior dra-
matic production, "Once In A Lifetime," and on
May 1 they furnished the music for "Mr, Berry's
Etchingsf' the all-school play.
The orchestra appeared in a joint Christmas
T lets from left to right: Barbara Griffith. Elaine Montgomery, Janice E
Dingvvall, Eunice Barrett, Corrine North.
program with the senior high vocal department
in Lindley Hall December 15. On March 31 they
presented a concert in which they presented their
contest numbers along with the other music
groups and ensembles which were to appear in
the district music contest at Hutchinson. They
received a highly superior rating. Outstanding
numbers of the band and orchestra entered the
contest with eight ensembles and 21 solos.
Out of these 29 entries seven received high-
ly superior, 11 superior, seven excellent, and one
Under the direction of E. S. Sanderson, the
Newton High School band has completed another
successful year. Consisting of 100 members, this
group performed at Va1'ious school functions
throughout the school year.
They started the year during the football
season by entertaining the crowd with a Variety
of formations during half time.
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llick Ash:-raft, drum major.
The district music contest at llutcliinson was
held on April 10 and 11. The band upheld its fine
reputation by receiving a superior classification.
Drum major for the past year has been Dick
Ashcraft. Twirlers were Janice Ervin, Ellen
Dingwall, Barbara Griffith, Eunice Barrett,
Elaine Montgomery and Corrine North.
FRONT ROW, left to right: Benny Rawlins, Ricky Sauceda, Terry McDaniel, James Whitchurch. Harold Fauchier, Ned Arthur, Duane Barker. Gary
Warkentin. BACK ROW: Wally Dick, Howard Oliver, Dick Ashcraft, Dick Kitching, Carroll Jantzen, Bob Raffety, Larry Buller, Jon Simms. Pat
Skene at the piano.
Highlight this year for chorus students of
Newton High School was the opera "The Medium"
by Gian-Carlo Menotti. January 28, 1953 was the
first time this weird, modern opera has been pre-
sented by a high school group.
Jan Lehman played the part of Madame
Flora, Monica, her daughter, was portrayed by
Donna Underwood 5 Eddie Anderson was Toby,
the mute Gypsy boy living with Madame Flora.
Mr. and Mrs. Gobineau and Mrs. Nolan were
played by Howard Oliver, Pat Skene and Jean
Ralph, respectively. Accompanying were pianists
Dorothy Briggs and Sharon Regier.
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Morbid black scenery and white furniture
was the setting for this tragedy about Madame
Flora, who led people to believe she communicated
with the dead. During one of her seances, she
was frightened by an imaginary hand.
She blamed Toby for this and drove him
away. When he sneaked back to see Monica,
with whom he had fallen in love, Madame Flora
thought he was her ghost and shot him. The
curtains closed with Madame Flora hysterically
weeping over his body and crying "Was it you ?"
Everyone turned in a fine performance of
this difficult opera to the applause of many
OPERETTA CAST MEMBERS, from left to right are Elvera Reimer, Carroll Jantzen, Eddie Anderson, Jan Lehman, Howard Oliver, Donna Under-
wood, Dorothy Briggs, Sharon Regier, Jean Ralph, Pat Skene, and John Davidson, director.
FRONT ROW, left to right: Jeanne Swim, Elvera Reimer, Ruth Warhurst, Wandalee Draper, Jan Lehman, Benny Rawlins, Ricky Sauceda, Duane
Barker, Wally Dick, Vida. Groneman, Darlene Walker, Donna Ortmann, Jean Ralph, Connie North.
SHORT ROW: Lupe Tafolla, Elva Williams, Rose Garnett, Pauline Schmidt, Sharon Regier, Sylvia Harvey.
SECOND ROW: Lois Classen, Iva Schmidt, Karen Kelso, Donna Underwood. Ned Arthur, James Whitchurch. Terry McDaniel, Gary Warkentin,
Richard Williams. Bill Embry, Harold Fauchier, Sally St. John, Norma Stahley, Marita Maloney, Ellen Dingwall.
THIRD ROW: Judy Stroud, June Meador, Sandra Royer, Eleanor Wedel, Claudette Oliver, Howard Oliver, Dick Ashcraft, Dick Kitching, Larry
Buller, Carroll Jantzen, Bob Raffety, Jon Simms, Ernestine Roberts, Judy Ballard, Norma Frey, Jean Voth, Marilyn Hodel. Pat Skene and Dorothy
Briggs at the piano.
Happy are those who sing. At least that is
the way the members of the Newton High School
Chorus feel. Anyone who enjoys singing has an
opportunity at the first of the school year to try-
out for a place in the chorus.
John D. Davidson, chorus instructor, also
directed the Girl's Glee Club, Boy's Glee Club,
the Madrigals and other ensembles.
The mixed chorus, Girl's Glee Club and the
Madrigals presented a Christmas program com-
prised of both new and old Christmas melodies.
A spring concert was also presented by the
groups. Vocal numbers which had been entered
in the Spring Music Festival were featured. Many
honors were received by the department at the
Along with the many different programs
given throughout the year, the chorus presented
an Easter program over a Wichita radio station.
Students taking chorus enjoyed the many
good times which came as a reward of their hard
work. They gained experience and knowledge
that will be of use in their lives for the future.
FRONT ROW, left to right: Betty Hauck, Leona Duerksen, Ruth Chambers, Dona While, l'harlott.o Sharp, Norma liartou, Kay Adi-s, Ruby Regicr,
Yvonne Pearson, Marjorie Schroeder, Muriel Thiessen.
SECOND ROW: Beverly Fagan, Carol Schmidt, Barbara Gaiser. Arletta Shepler, Josvphim- Gomez, Joy:-nl Janlz, Sally Ncbergall, VaRnfna Baker,
Ruth Stahley, sue Kachina. Cami Knorr.
THIRD ROW: Nancy Hiebert. Gail Girndt. Virginia Kosminski, Lola Decker. Barbara Bw-zolwf, 'l's-ri-sa Ill-riiaxidez, Mickie Flores, lborthi Donnelly,
Donna Murphrv, Clara Sattler, Joan Koerner, Beverly Miller, Marge Dole. Karen Peterson at the piano. -
Railers interested in the dramatic side
of life studied in room 207, under the coach-
ing of Rawley Farnsworth. The students
took part in pantomiming, acting, directing,
stage-managing, make-up, costuming, light-
ing, sound, and other activities.
Second year dramatics students gained
experience in directing by producing one act
plays in Thursday Theater, an experimental
playhouse which was organized by Mr.
Flapper days are here again-Norma Frey, Jann Kurz, Judy Ballard, Ted
Sills, Donna Underwood. and Diane Baird.
Diane Baird, Ted Sills, Helen Naylor, and Kaye French as they appeared
in the Junior Play, "The Little Dog Laughed."
Farnsworth. The selection, casting, and
directing of the play was left to the student
and the finished product was presented in
The Senior Play, the highlight of the
year for the NHS dramatics department
was the hilarious comedy, "The Whole
As juniors, the class of '53 enacted "The
Little Dog Laughed."
EENIOR PQKY CAST MEMBERS: Jan Lehman, Donna Underwood, JoyceBurkhart, Diane Baird, Al Miller, Gerald Smith, Lewis Boyd, Ted Sills
' ick Igitching, Norma Frey, Judy Ballard, and Director Rawley T. Farnsworth.
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1. Sports wliturs 'Jim Cacile, Vic McCall nnfl Dick
Kitching. 2. Rzlilroadel' Staff f- Shirley Friesen,
f'm'ul4-a Dick mul Phyllis Epry. 3. Energegic Jour-
nalism I studvnts and Mr. Smith, instructor. From
left to riuht: Normal Frm-Hy, Judy Ballard and
Sumlrzx Strzxssvi'. -1. Newtonian Pditor, Jean Stone,
ahowinir Ann Haguw the' zxssigrriment sheet. 5.
Rusinv:-us mzlriagrws J. B. Entz, Pal. Morgan and
Dunne Box. 6. News editors--ACa1'olyn Willis,
lliane- Bain-Ll. J. B. Entz, Pat Morgan, Connif-
'I':iylm', Jfdzm Stonv nnil Junivp Brice-Nash.
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mte, and Sponsor, Miss Loc Paris.
Always on duty, the usherettes
take their places on the scene at bas-
ketball and football games, school
plays and musicals.
The usherette organization is com-
posed of twenty junior and senior
girls. Chosen on the basis of scholar-
ship, grooming, leadership, person-
ality, and poise, the girls are selected
in their junior year by the senior
usherettes. Final approval is made
by Prin. M. D. Morris.
Connie Taylor was elected by the
girls to serve as head usherette,
While Miss Lee Paris, girls' gym in-
structor, acted as sponsor.
SENIOR USHERETTES, front row: Margaret Findley, Edwarda Lef-
fingwell. Barbara Parker, Wandalee Draper, Mitzi Weaver, Janet Gray,
Diane Baird, Connie Taylor, Head Usherette, Janice Dillman, and Phyl-
lis Back row, junior usherettes, Dorothy Byler. Naomi Claassen.
Nancy Bi-craft, Jane Cnrnick. Karen Peterson, Judy Jackson, Marilyn
Nelson. and Sharon Regis-r.
The Newton High cheerleaders led the
llailer cry at all football and basketball
games, pep rallies and assemblies this year.
For five of the pepsters, this was a finale
for shouting the victorious cries. The year
of 1952-53 was a repeat performance for Pat
Morgan and Dick Kitching, also the third
year of cheering for Clayton "Buzz" Ains-
Throughout the year, when substitutes
were needed, Duane Deschner and Jean
Kinser replaced the regular cheerleaders.
The gold and black uniforms of the cheer-
leaders were changed to White and black.
Miss Lee Paris, girl's physical education in-
structor, sponsored the group.
CHEERLEADERS: Shirlee Marlow, Buzz Ainsworth, Sally St. John, Dick
Kitching, Pat Morgan, and Ted Sills.
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MONITORS Exelyn R1t7laff Eunlu Alexandel Marilyn Davis, Leslie Baium:a1'tncl', 0Fl"I1'E GIRLS: Dolores Griffith. Lois Cowan, Janet
Jean Ralph Kelmit Smith Mdlgll Plndley D ans Barker, Shirley Clark, Luwrr-m'v Brun- Gray, Bn-vvl'ly Diemarl, and Saiirlra Roycr.
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ner, Judy Manewal, George But-ke-r, and Carolea Dick.
onifczs an Office ffzls
Checking lockers and collecting absence re-
ports each hour were only part of the duties of
the monitors. These students were chosen by
Jean Ralph, head monitor, and Mr. Morris on the
basis of responsibility, grades, and because they
would set a good example of conduct.
Serving in the office and giving a helping
hand to Mrs. Florence Blankenship were the
office girls. These senior girls were chosen by
Mr. Morris and Mrs. Mary Roberts. Among the
numerous tasks they performed each hour were
checking and filing the absence reports, sending
study hall slips, and answering the phone.
Mr. Morris and Florence checking student records in the office. . A.
Phyllis Uttm'lvar-li signs out a liln'm'y hook for Barbara Parker, IJBRARIANS: Elva Williams, Barbara Parker. Phyllis Utterback,
The Student Council, led by its president,
Ned Arthur, and advisor, Alden Allbaugh,
closes the year of 1952-53 with a fine record
Many things have been accomplished this
year by this governing body of Newton High
School. Besides the fine dance and assemblies
which were held during the year, the student
council, which meets every Wednesday morn-
ing during activity period, helped NHS to keep
its sportsmanship and spirit at the highest
level by organizing many school activities and
supporting all the school functions.
Newton High School's library is one of the
outstanding features of the school. From its
Well-lighted room, equipped with shelves of all
varieties of books and many comfortable tables
Erlwarrla Leffimrwcll, Norma Stahly, Nancy Ruth Ayv-rs. and Irene
and chairs, students can find information need-
ed for their studies and entertainment.
To help students select the proper books
and articles is Mrs. Mary Roberts, head libra-
rian. Assisting her in her many duties are her
student librarian helpers.
STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS: Louis Johnson, Ted Sills, Donna
Underwood, and Pres. Ned Arlhur.
Eleanor Wedel, Jean Ralph, and Jim Raffety.
COUNCIL MEMBERS: Ned Arthur, Louis Johnson, Frances Barrett, Donna Underwood, Jim Allen. Ted Sills, Paula. Miller, Bob
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ard Hunter and Clayton Kaufman.
THE SHOP TEAM: Don Krchbivl, Merle Entz, Marvin Span
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Richard Miller and Clayton Kaufman
rated gold emblems in the District livestock
judging contest at Haven.
The shop team, composed of Merle Entz
and Marvin Spencer, placed third at King-
man. Both boys ranked in the top ten with
96 boys competing.
Ain the State Meet at Manhattan, Merle
Entz, Marvin Spencer, Dale Hawkey, Clay-
ton Kaufman, and Richard Miller will enter
in the judging contest. Ned Arthur will
enter in public speaking.
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Under the supervision of Ralph M. Karns,
NeWton's chapter of the Future Farmers of
America produced two all state farmers,
Dale Hawkey and Clayton Kaufman.
Going by the motto, "Learning to do,
doing to learn, learning to live, living to
serve," the FFA boys numbered 46 with
five honorary members.
To begin the year's activity the chapter
traveled to the state fair at Hutchinson to
look at exhibits and watch the judging con-
On October 2, Stanley Smith, Richard
Brandt, Richard Hunter, and Dale Hawkey
journeyed to Buhler and participated in the
Officers Training School in which the boys
took competitive tests on the history of the
FFA, Richard Brandt placed seventh and
Stanley Smith placed tenth.
At the South Central district contest for
crops and poultry, Clayton Kaufman, Jim
Allen, Richard Miller, John Nanninga, Dale
Hawkey, Stanley Smith, Richard Brandt,
Don Toevs, and Dick McGlachlin all received
gold emblem ratings for placing in the top
In the poultry division, NeWton's team
took first with 28 other teams competing.
Clayton Kaufman, Richard Miller and Jim
Allen were members of the team with Dale
At the district dairy judging contest in
Hillsboro, the Newton team placed second
with 48 teams competing. Clayton Kaufman
and Richard Brandt ranked third and fifth
respectively. In public speaking, Stanley
Smith and Ned Arthur represented the
Chapter at Stafford. Both received gold
THE STOCK JUIJGING TEAM: Dick McGlachlin, Richard Miller. Dale
Hawkey and Clayton Kaufman.
Y-TEEN CABINET MEMBERS: Back row, Greta Goering, Miss Bonnie Selanders, Miss Edith Whitted, Mrs. Mary Roberts, Miss Esther
Froorn, Carolyn Willis, and Pat Skene. Front row, Wandalee Draper, Phyllis Utterback, Shirley Friesen, Shirley Clark, Shirley Sanner.
Jean Ralph, Dolores Griffith, and Dorothy Briggs.
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"To Find and Give the Best" is the practiced
motto of the Y-Teen organization. Through the
capable leadership of the officers and sponsors,
the group has accomplished much during the past
year. Besides their weekly meetings, they have
been active in school and civic activities by pre-
senting a program at the Old Folks Home on
Halloween, sending representatives to the Fall
Conference, and operating a concession stand at
the football games with the help of the Hi-Y.
The Y-Teens have also sent food to the needy at
Christmas, held a parent party, and elected new
officers for next year. It is easy to see the Y-
Teens is an outstanding organization.
HI-Y CABINET MEMBERS: Standing, Mr. Don Petersen, Mr. J. Birch
Don Schroeder, Dick Ashcraft, and Mr. A. R. Self. Seated, Bob Simpson
One of the most prominent groups at New-
ton High is the Hi-Y organization. Much has
been accomplished by this fine group in the past
During football season the group helped the
Y-Teens operate a concession stand at the games.
At Christmas they helped the Y-Teens fill bas-
kets for the needy.
The Hi-Y held a meeting every week, alter-
nating them with group and cabinet meetings. At
various meetings speakers talked to the group,
the dramatic classes presented programs, and
films were shown to the group.
With the fine co-operation of its leaders and
members, the group has experienced a successful
Stuart. Robert Challans, Loren Obley, Bob Raffety, Lewis Boyd.
and Howard Oliver.
100'1LIGH'l LLUB. Back low, lift to iight, Jean Kinsu, Geiald Smith, Al-
fred Miller, T4-rry McDaniel, Howard Oliver, Ted Sills, Lewis Boyd, Dick
Kitching, and Mr. Rawley Farnsworth, sponsor. Third row: Marcia Morgan,
Beverly Pierce, Carol Stewart, Janice Dillman, Jane Cornick, Karen Kelso,
Janice Brice-Nash, Ellen Kaye Cummings, and Shirley Friesen. Second row:
Donna Allen, Jan Gray, Beverly Fagan, Carolyn Willis, Donna Underwood,
Mitzi Weaver, Nancy Becraft, Gail Girndt, Norma Frey, and Ellen Dingwall.
Front row: Joyce Burkhart, Judy Ballard, Wandalee Draper, Barbara Parker,
Jan Lehman, Diane Baird, Judy Jackson, Marjorie Whomans, Helen Naylor,
and Barbara Griffith.
lf00'I'LlGll'l' CLUB OFFICERS: Diane Baird, Jan Lehman, Terry McDaniel,
llclcn Nevlor Ted Sills, Janice Dillman, Norma Frey, and Shirley Friesen.
. A social dramatics club, the "Footlight-
ers" has been organized this year. Composed
of 51 members, the club stimulates an active
interest in "trotting the boards."
On May 4, 1953, Thespian Troup Number
47 held its annual initiation. This year's
officers were Diane Baird, president, Shirley
Friesen, treasurer, Helen Naylor, secretaryg
Ted Sills, vice-president. Twenty-four new
Thespians were initiated into the troup
bringing the membership to 32 and the total
membership since the troup was organized
to 234. Diane Baird is the Honor Thespian
of 1953. Trophy "oscars" were awarded to
the best actress and actor of the year. The
Thespian slogan, which the club is patterned
on, is "Act Well your partg there all honor
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THESPIAN OFFICERS: Ted Sills, Helen Naylor, Diane
' 2' Baird, and Shirley lfriesen,
THESPIAN CLUB MEMBERS: Back row, Janice Brice-
, Nash, Jan Lehman, Donna Underwood, Alfred Miller,
Ted Sills, Lewis Boyd, Diane Baird, and Mr. Rawley
Farnsworth. Front POW. Joyce Burkhart, Ruth Ellen
Warhurst, Helen Naylor, Janice Dillman, Norma Frey,
Judy Ballard, and Shirley Friesen.
GAA, Girls Athletic Association,
met every Monday after school in the
Junior High Gym, from 3:15 to 4:15
The group had about 70 members.
Girls from the senior, junior and sopho-
more classes were eligible for member-
Miss Lee Paris, gym instructor, was
sponsor. She was assisted by Miss Bar-
bara Temple and later Mrs. Joe Spidel
and GAA officers.
Several different sports and activi-
ties were participated in by the mem-
bers during the year. Some of these
were baseball, basketball, volleyball,
tenequoits and badminton. The girls
also tumbled and went on several hikes.
SOPHOMORES ANIJ JUNIORS: Back row, Mary Ann Hawkins, Kirsten
Peterson, Susan Schmidt, Beverly Pierce, Marcia Morgan, Barbara Vogt
Carole Thurman. Barbara Besore. Paula Miller, Eleanor Wedel, Bonnie Smith,
Marilyn Higgs, Carol Knott, Judy Goetschius. Marilyn Nelson, and Jetta
Boyer. Middle row: Judy Louis, Marilyn Hodel, Karen Kelso, Marcia Roycr,
Pat Kappler, Ann Spier, Marilyn Wilson, Joan Koerner. Carol Ann Douglass,
Arletta Shc-ruler. Roberta Hoffman, Dorothy Donnelly, Reta Lehmann, Marilyn
Mellott, Jane Jenkins, Ellen Ilingwall, Laurella Cornish, and Nancy Becraft.
Front row: Vada Egy, Eunice Barrett, Marilyn Ewy, Nancy Meisinirer, Fran-
ces Barrett, Gln-nna Pummill, Janis Unruh, Gloria Sauceda, Darlene Walker,
Ann Hague, Carolyn Ewing, Betty Perry, Donna Holmes, Frieda Janzen, Pat
Swanson, and Jane Fornick.
GAA Ol"Fl1'ERS: Shirley Sanner, Beverly Dillman, Elvera Reimer, Nancy
Bef-raft, and Miss L1-o Paris, sponsor.
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SENIOR GAA MEMBERS IN A PLAYFUL MOOD. Top to bottom: Sylvia
Harvey. Phyllis Utterback. Irene Dickerson, Eunice Alexander, Barbara Grif-
fith, Connie Taylor, Janet Gray, Edwarda Leffingwell, .Ian Lehman, Iva
Lavon Schmidt, Jean Ralph, Beverly Dillman, Lois Cowan, Donna Ortmann.
Marita Maloney, Shirlmy Sanner. and Elvera Reimer.
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SPANISH CLUB: Front row, Emma Jean Naylor, Erlene Ewy, Sharon Grey, Joy Smith, Narcisa Martinez, Beatrice Carrion. Fay Fierro.
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Darrel English, Henry VV1ebe, Billy Avila, John Ensz, Rudy Perez, Susan Schmidt, Naomi Claassen, Bonnie Smith, Karen Swarts.
Spanish Club, composed of 26 Spanish I and
11 students, convened in the classroom of their
instructor, Miss Olive Anderson.
The Christmas party on December 16 fea-
tured Aida Reyes from Puerto Rico and Fabiola
Hurtada who are attending Bethel College.
They talked on the observances of Christmas
by native people in Spanish-speaking countries.
Jenny Gonzalez read a passage from the Christ-
mas Bible, followed by the breaking of the
Pinata by Miss Reyes. The club is organized
to create more interest in the language and the
customs in Latin America.
LATIN CLUB: Front row, Carol Ann
Douglass, Rose Marie Claassen, Vada
Egy, Nancy Arnold, Gwendolyn Ensz,
Joan Klaassen, Jon Simms,Dirk Gregg,
Bill Hickerson, Susie Fey. Janet Jacob-
son, Marjorie Woods, Ann Spier, Jean
Yoho, Janet Croy, Sherry Tourtillott.
Second row, Pat Cooke, Doug Cain,
Ronnie Collier, Eunice Barrett, Vir-
ginia Venso, Iris Stine, Elvera Voth,
Shirley Spohn, John Norrell, Pauline
Schmidt, Shirley Clark, Mary Ann
Shuler, Barbara Vogt, Marilyn Mar-
shall, Roberta Hoffman, Mary Ann
Waters, Miss Bonnie Selanders. Back
row, John Annette, Stewart Melcher.
Paul Trouslot, Phil Morgan, Ken Myers.
Larry Matthews, Bryson Mills, Alan
Newberry, Gaylord Maples, Carolyn
Ely. Kirsten Peterson, Marilyn Higgs,
Nancy Hiebert, Joan Koerner, Pat
Swanson, Marcia Morgan, Mildred
VVL-rner, Barbara Hankins.
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An average of 12 students met each
Wednesday in Room 100 to form the Shake-
spearean Club of 1953. This club has been
in existence for about ten years, with Mrs.
McBeth as sponsor. The purpose of this club
is to acquaint the members with the heroes
and heroines from Shakespeare.
Latin Club, sponsored by Miss Bonnie
Selanders, met once a month to promote fel-
lowship among students taking Latin. Con-
suls elected for the year were Jon Simms
and Dick Gregg. Dorothy Byler was scriba
and Bill Hickerson, aeraria.
Outstanding features of Latin Club this
year included an initiation visit to the Sibyl's
caye, the Saturnalia celebration, and a Val-
entine party. The annual Roman Banquet,
complete with the service by slaves, con-
cludnedfthe year's program.
SHAKESPEAREAN CLUB MEMBERS: Jant Gray, Donna Ort-
mann, Janice Dillman, Marjorie Zook, Evelyn Ratzlaff, and Phyllis
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FOOTBALL SQUAD: First row, left to right, Gary Cooper, L. H.: Victor McCall, R.
H.: Clayton Kaufman, Q. B.: Lewis Boyd, G.: Joe
Jones, C.: Jerry Smith, G.: Curtis Fischer, coach. Second row, Don Schroeder, Manager: Alfred Miller, E.: Dick Miller, T.: Don Bafus,
E.: Bob Mellott, E.: Alan Heine, T.: Edward Thomas, T.: Charles Jackson, l". B.: Don Hoffman, assistant coach. Third row, Richard
Meek, C.: Randall Pierce, G.: Eddie Bell, G.: Glen Hershberger, R. H.: Loren Ncwber
ry, E.: Pete Charlton, E.: Wilbur Besore, C.: Jim
Raffety, Q. B.: Bob Baumgartner, E. Fourth row, Ralph Gomez, R. H.: John Norrell, T.: Bill Hickerson, C.: Bennie Rawlins, L. H.:
Ruben Powell, F. B.: Allen Newberry, R. E.: Edward Cressler, T.: Louis Sandoval, Q. B.: Kay Swarts, T.: Pete Fey, assistant manager.
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gfeeteet teams In the hletefy ef New-
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through Wlth SIX Wms, two losses and 'il f , t tt " -1-e he r f ,,
one tie to win the Ark Valley title and 'ek S 3 5 zlz If ' f b SQL.
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season with a 32-0 victory over Staf-
ford. Then at the hands of an inspired
St. Mary's crew the Railers dropped a
close game by a score of 21-17.
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DEFENSIVE SQUAD: Top row, Clayton Kaufman, right line back: Gary
Cooper, left halfback: Joe Jones, center lineback: Victor McCall, left lineback:
Louis Sandoval, safety. First row, Bob Mellott, left halfback: Eddie Bell, right
flgd: Richard Miller, tackle: .Terry Smith, guard: Lewis Boyd, guard: Al Miller,
e t end.
OFFENSIVE SQUAD: Top row, Bob Mellott, R. E.: Victor M
Charles Jaclson, F. B.: Cl t K f , Q. B.: G ' C
cCall, L. H.:
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Bafus, R. E. First row, Ed Thomas, T.: Jerry Smith, G.: Joe Jon
Bell, G.: Richard Miller, T.
the Railers built up a 17-0 lead at the
end of the first quarter the Shamrocks
rallied to tie the Railers and go ahead
late in the fourth quarter to win.
Then the Railers came back with a
stunning victory over the powerful
Wichita Blue Aces by a score of 31-13.
By virtue of this victory the Railers
rested in first place in the Valley.
Then their next two games the Rail-
ers hit bad luck as they were tied by
Hutchinson 14-14, and then lost to a
determined Wellington crew 21-0.
As the final stretch came into view
the Railers showed championship form
by winning their next four games in a
row. They defeated the Wichita North
Redskins, 7-0, then downed Winfield
34-0. The gridmen then followed with
stunning victories over Ark City 34-6,
and El Dorado 35-7.
BOB MELLOTT, end DON BAFUS, end ALAN HEINE, tackle ED THOMAS, tackle
Five Railer gridders were placed on
the Ark Valley League Football Honor
Roll. They are: Joe Jones, centerg Jerry
Smith, guard, Charles Jackson, full-
back, Don Bafus, end, Clayton Kauf-
FINAL ARK VALLEY STANDINGS
Wellington --- ----
Winfield s,... --
Hutchinson -- --
El Dorado ...... ,-
Newton --- ---
Newton --- ---
Newton --- ---
----- -,- 21
Wichita East --- --- 13
Newton --- --- Hutchinson ----- --- 14
Newton --- Wellington ------- --- 21
Newton --- Wichita North ---- --- 0
Newton --- --- Winfield ----- --- 0
Newton --- --- Ark City ---- --- 6
Newton --- --- El Dorado --- - 7
JOE JONES, center ALFRED MILLER, end
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DICK MILLER, tackle
CLAYTON KAUFMAN, q. b.
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LEWIS BOYD, guard
QASEBAIEL SQUAD: -Standing, Coach Francis Markham, James Church, Gary Egert, Howard -Oliver, Ed Thomas, Richard Meek, Victor
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a , a old Fauchiei, Bob Mellott, Don Bafus, Joe Jones. Cail Gaede, Alan ewbuiy, Assistant Coach Waltel Willis, and Jack Hoff-
man. Kneeling, J. B. Ensz, Jim Raffety, Loren Obley. Bob Martin. Pete Fey, Bob Raffety, Raymond Arrellano, David Inghram, John Reese,
d Don Briar.
Newton High baseballers started off
their 1953 campaign by absorbing a 6-3 de-
feat at the hands of the East High Blue
Aces, but they bounced back to down the
Dodge City Demons, a non-league foe, 11-10,
on the local diamond. The Railers then
evened their league won, lost record by a 4-2
victory over the Winfield Vikings, but fell
below the .500 mark, in league play, when
they lost to the El Dorado Wildcats, 4-3.
They came back to the surface after defeat-
ing Wichita North 4-2.
Coach Francis Markham talking it over with the boys.
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Coaches Markham and Willis giving a few pointers to
Captain Harold Fauchier.
Carrying the load this year for Coach
Francis "Fanny" Markham and Assistant
Coach, Walter Willis were eight returning
lettermen. They were pitchers Bob Raffety,
Joe Jones, and Don Bafus, and infielders Ed
Thomas, Harold Fauchier, Jim Raffety,
Johnny Reese, and J. B. Ensz,
The traveling squad consisted of Ed
Thomas, Bob Raffety, Joe Jones, Don Bafus,
Harold Fauchier, Jim Raffety, Johnny
Reese, J. B. Ensz, Loren Obley, Raymond
Arellano, David Inghram, Richard Meek,
Carl Gaede, Pete Fey, and Don Briar.
CROSS COUNTRY: Back row, Lewis Bartel, manager, Robert Siemens, Darrell
English, Gary Ewcrt, Jim Cadle, Jack Bannon, Victor Ewy. John Reese, Loren
Obley, and Coach John Ravenscroft. Front row, Martin Bradshaw, Bill Embry,
Don Peterson, Bernie Castro, John Gonzales, Raymond Arrellano, Alfonso Perez,
and Bill Schlender.
With the track season entering in the
fourth year at Newton High School, 18 boys
reported to Coach Curtis Fischer for the 1953
The Railers opened their tough schedule by
taking sixth in Sterling Relays. Then they
went on to finish fourth in the Wichita Relays.
They also entered the KU Relays, and Regional
and State meet.
The team was led by the three returning
lettermen, Alfred Miller, Mickie Mutter, and
Other outstanding members of the squad
were Gary Cooper, dashesg Henry Wiebe, hur-
dles, Louis Boyd, dashesg Don Schroeder,
broad jumpg and Martin Bradshaw, distance
Senior members of the squad include
Mutter, Miller, Schroeder, Cooper, Boyd, and
Alan Heine. Coaches Don Hoffman and Roy
Hoff assisted Coach Fischer throughout the
croft the cross-country squad ended a suc-
cessful season by copping second in the
The Railers, starting the season with
two returning lettermen, downed Emporia
in the first meet, tied El Dorado in the
second meet, and at the East Triangular
meet the Railers were again victorious.
In the only home meet, the Newton In-
vitational, they were again on top. The
team finished the season at Wichita, again
taking first place honors.
At the East Triangular meet, the first
four Newton boys that finished the two-
mile race broke the NHS record. Arellano
set the pace at a time of 10:50. The new
record was broken at the state, again by
Arellano with time of 10:08 for two miles.
The seniors on the squad were Jack
Bannon, Jim Cadle, Mickie Mutter, and
RELAY TEAM: Randall Pierce, manager. Henry Wiebe, Mick
liiutter. Al Miller, and Gary Cooper.
TRACK SQUAD MEMBERS: Asst. Coach Don Hoffman, Jerry Nia-ke-l, Wilkis Ilyvk, Henry Win-lie. Alfonso Perez, Don Schroeder, Don
Schmidt, Dick Miller, Lewis Boyd. Al Miller, Gary Cooper, Mick Muller, Marlin Bradshaw. Kay Swzxrts, Rohn-rt Se-acat, John Nunninga.
Louis Sandoval, Edward Cressler, Gus Stotler, Vozich Curtis l"isi'hi1r, and Asst. Vozich Roy Hoff,
Under the coaching of John Ravens-
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For the first time in 13 yeais Newton s basketball team failed to
qualify for the stat tournament at Manhattan and also finished second
in the Ark Valley for the fn st time under Co ich John Pavenscroft
At the beginning of the season the Railers were picked by many
as the team to beat in the Ark Valley, although Coach Ravenscroft pre-
dicted the team would lose at least five games. In their first Ark Valley
outing the Railers were upset by Wellington 37-31 on the local court.
After the Wellington game the Trainmen won 7 straight games before
dropping a 47-45 decision to Inman in the Dodge City Tournament.
Coach Ravenscroft's first five of Don Bafus, Jim Cadle, Bernie
Castro, Vic McCall and John Reese, found themselves tied for first place
in the league with Wichita North and Wichita East when they traveled
to Wichita to meet the Redskins. North emerged the victors 54-52 and
went on to win the Ark Valley.
One week later, the North High Redskins prevented the Railers
from attending the state tournament, by defeating the Railers in the
finals of the Regional Tournament at Wichita 68-65.
The Railers ran into trouble in out of town games as they met
six of their seven defeats while playing on a foreign court. Injuries
also hampered Railer play as John Reese and Bob Mellott suffered
sprained ankles which prevented them from playing in two games.
Reese and Bafus were selected for the All Valley Honor Roll, and
Castro received honorable mention. Bafus and Cadle led the Railers'
scoring, averaging more than 13 points per game.
Seven returning lettermen headed the Railer squad this year. Re-
turning lettermen were Bafus, McCall, Reese, Cadle, Bannon, Castro
and Jim Raffty. Bob Mellott, Bill Embry, Pete Charlton, Don Peterson
and Gary Ewert completed the first 12.
JUNIOR STARTERS: Bernie Castro and Jim Raffety.
DODGE CITY TOURNAMENT:
Newton ..... 45 Inman --
Newton ...., 70 Pittsburg
Newton ..... 45 Coffeyville
Newton ..... 60 St. Mary's
Newton ..,.. 65 North 11-
SEASON'S RECORD-17 won, 7 lost
ARK VALLEY STANDINGS
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North -- .... 12 2 .857
East ,,,, -,--11 3 .786
Newton 11- .,,, 11 3 .786
Winfield ..,.,.. 8 6 .571
Hutchinson ..... 6 8 .429
Wellington ..... 3 11 .214
Ark City .,..... 3 11 .214
El Dorado ....,. 2 12 .143
Parsons ....,,.. 52
Wellington ..1.1 36
Hutchinson ..... 48
Winfield ........ 47
East ..... ..... 4 9
Ark City ..1,... 30
El Dorado 111,,. 37
North ,1...1,,,. 46
Salina ..,....... 49
Wellington .,,,. 44
Hutchinson ..,,. 43
Topeka .1...11,. 48
Winfield ....,,, 43
East ..,... ---57
El Dorado 1,1,.. 54
Emporia ....... 68
North ,.1....... 54
Ark City ....... 41
Coach John Ravenscroft
BASKETBALL SQUAD: Asst. Coach Francis Markham, John Gonzales, Don Bafus, Jim Raffety, Gary Ewert, Vic Ewy, Bob Baumgartner
Bill Emhry, Jim Cadle, Don Peterson, Pete Charlton, Victor McCall, Jack Bannon, John Reese, Bob Mellott, Raymond Hernandez, Bernie
Castro, Lewis Bartel, manager, and Coach John Ravenscroft.
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NEWTON GOLF TEAM: Jim Sudorman, Curtis LaGree, Ted Sills, Jim Cadle. Bob Simpson, and Bob Trousrlale.
The Newton Golf Team, with only six
members reporting for practice, four of them
lettermen, showed mid-season form at the
start of the season by copping high honors
in their first two meets.
The season was highlighted when the
Railers took first place honors in the four
team meet at Salina. The team, which was
made up of the four returning lettermen,
includes Jim Cadle, Ted Sills, Bob Trousdale,
and Bob Simpson. Cadle and Sills each shot
a 7 5 to pace the team to victory. Trousdale
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and Simpson also showed good form as they
shot a 79 and 86 respectively.
The Railers placed high in the Ark City
Invitational meet. They also competed in
the Wichita Invitational, Ark Valley, and
The Seniors participating in the Golf pro-
gram this year include Cadle, Sills, Simpson,
and Trousdale, while Jim Suderman and
Curtis Lagree roundedyout the squad.
The team was under the direction of
Coach Brooks Terry.
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1. Phyllis Utterback and Jim Cadle in a posing mood.
2. Kindergarten days at McKinley Grade School. 3. Vic's
still shooting. 4. Gary Warkentin in the year 1. 5.
Ain't she sweet? Elva Williams. 6. Where do you sup-
pose Dick Milly-r's hc-adc-d for? 7, Donna Ortmann in
her "Sunday 550 to meeting!" dress. 8. Bathing beauty,
Connie Taylor. 9, Which one's Connie? 10. H:mny-go-
lucky, June MI'2lfi01'! ll. The three Muskm-tm-i's, Bob,
Judy and John, 12. Looking for something, Harold
Voth? 13. Warkvntin and Company, Inc. 14. Shirley
Blosser at the ripe ol' age of 4. 15. Big Jim Cadle. 16.
Quit your frowning, Heli-nl IT. Mitzi Weaver, Bev Dill-
man, Harold Fzluchier, Jack Huffman and Joyce Burk-
hart in grade school days. 18. What's so funny, Vida 'I
19. The old Cowhands, Arlen Anderson i'52l. Ted Sills
and Bob Trousdalv. 20. Celebrating Christmas with the
gang. 21. Bob and Johnny looking! for rabbits, maybe?
22. That's Janice Brice-Nash a nicken' nosies. 23. Two
of zu. kind, Dick and Sue. 24. Guess who! 25. Carolea,
Ruth Ellen, Iva and Diane. 26. Sleepy-time gal, Connie
North. 27. What a' matter, Elvera? 28. Sallie and Sue.
29. Stan Eason, Randy and Jack on a roof. 30. Diane,
Ruth, Greta, Irene Meares, and Wandalee in a posing
mood. 31. The old McKinley gang' at Gast Lake.
Little did we realize 13 years ago, when we boarded the
train of education, we were emerging on a journey of such im-
portance. The doors have opened and closed for us at various
stations and now once again the conductor is beckoning to us,
"Last stop, this trip. Everybody off!" Yes, once again the
doors of Newton High School are opening for us, only this time
as an EXIT. We are about to emerge on an even greater jour-
ney than the one which we are now completing. We will soon
become passengers on Life's Train.
After the evening of May 22, when we receive our diplomas,
we will realize that our long-looked-forward-to high school days
are suddenly behind us. A little bewildered, hesitant, excited
and filled with anticipation, we will be preparing for the rough
track which lies ahead. We must keep our engines humming
and headed in the right direction.
As Seniors, we look back to the highlights of memorable
scenes-the advantages and privileges which we have enjoyed
throughout our years of high school.
We have enjoyed the winning of new and better friends.
With the help of our fellow-Railers we have worked towards
making another record run at our home station, Newton High.
Once again opportunities for further achievement lie ahead
of us, yet there are also the pitfalls, and smooth tracks lie ahead
with the lure of false promise. Our hopes for the future are
summed up in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson when he said,
"The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none
but he knows what he can do, nor does he know until he has
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