Newton High School - Railroader Yearbook (Newton, KS)
- Class of 1954
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I. Adminisrrahon - - 5
Teachers ' - - 6
II. Seniors ' - 8
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Juniors - - I3
I Sophornores - - I4
III. DeparJrrnenJrs - - I5
I VIV. Aciiviiies ' ' ' 25
CIuIos - - 29
VIQVI. Sloorrs - - - 35
I VIII. 5IudenI Direciory - ' 46
IfcIiIor-in-Chief - - Sharon Regier Reporfers - - Nancy Arnold, Dick Gregg,
0 IVIariIyn Higgs, I.uciIIe Penner,
Associafe EcIiI'ors - Connie PooIe Susan Schmidt Ann Speir'
Don Peierson Paf Swanson, Jack Swickard,
and IVIariIyn WiIson
I Arr Eclifor - - Dick -Ihornfon
I:acuIIy Advisor - Wiibur Smifh
PhoIography - - Leo Branolf
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MR. H. W. SCOTT, Superintendent
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MR. MERLE MORRIS, Principal
MRS. FLORENCE BLANKENSHIP
ALDEN ALLBAUGH OLIVE ANDERSON LEO BRANDT J. D. DAVIDSON
Dramatics, English Spanish, English Photography, Mechanical Vocal Music
CURTIS FISCHER ESTHER FROOM SHERWIN GRISWOLD CHRISTINE HETZEL
Football, Track English Biology, Basic Science Commerce
DON HOFFMAN RALPH KARNS BETTY KENNISON LAVINIA LEIBENGOOD
Phys. Ed., Industrial Crafts Vocational Agriculture Phys. Ed. Clothing
MARY LINTON WAYNE LYON
Foods, Home Management Industrial Arts
ALMA MOORE LELAND MOORE ELVA MCBETH MARIE ORR
Speech, Debate Social Studies English Art
JOHN RAVENSCROFT MARY ROBERTS E. S. SANDERSON BONNIE SELANDERS
Basketball Librarian Instrumental Music Latin
A. R. SELF WILBUR SMITH J. B. STUART BROOKS TERRY
Social Studies English, Journalism Chemistry, Basic Science Mathematics, Science
EDITH WHITTED CLIFFORD YARNELL
Mathematics Social Studies, Baseball
President, Louis Johnson
Yes, our dreams are being realized-How
many times did We Wonder if We would ever
make it? Well, We did and here We are, Seniors!
But the days are fading rapidly into the time
when, as the song says, "We will pass and be
forgotten like the rest." True, We may be for-
gotten by those Who follow us, but not too easily
will We forget the many glorious times We have
Though many of us may never meet again
after graduation, We will be together in each
other's memories. And our high school days will
linger with us.
Vice President, Bill Watkins
Secretary, Frances Barrett
Treasurer, Sharon Regier
Shirley Ainsworth ,Stanley Ammann Eddie Anderson Loren Anderson Dolores Androes
llerman Androes Norman Androes Raymond Arellano Dorothy Bailey Duane Barker Norma Barton
Dorothy Briggs George Bueker Dorothy Byler Ralph Castillo Bernie Castro Pete Charlton
Jim Church Lois Claassen Naomi Claassen Shirley Clark Ronald Collier Jane Cornick
uaurella Cornish Bob Croy Ellen Kaye Cummings Billie Davis Robert Dickerson Bill Dillman
Ellen Dingwall Harry Dirks Dorothy Donnelly Imogene Downey Leona Duerkson Billimhryn Y
Toni Epp Gary Ewert Victor Ewy Beverly Fagan Pete Frey LaVerne Fiedler
Gail Cirndt Joqrphine Comnz Ralph Coniez Ann Graber All'1n Cray Sally
Ann Hague Clwra Hall Rita Harms Mary Ann Hawkins Delores Hcgr Muriel
Charlotte Foiles Joy Foster Karl Friesen Carl Gaede Barbara Gaiser Keith Gates
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RaynionduHernandez Teresa Hernandez Glen Hershberger Jerry Hertzler Nancy Hiebert Jerry Hill
Marilyn Hodel Bonnie Hoover Bob Hughes David Inghram Charles Jackson Judy Jackson
Janzen Virginia Kahn Pat Kappler Arlen Kaufman Karen Kelso Jean Kinser
Lloyd Klassen Viola Klassen Virginia Kosrninski Jack Knee Don Krehbicl Curtis LaGree
Clarence Rose Buddy Rowland Marcia Royer Louis Sandoval Mary Sauceda Don Schmidt
Pauline Schmidt dMarjorie Schroeder Barbara Sechler Charlotte Sharp Jerry Smith Kermit Smith
La Donna Smith Jim Soth Ruth Stahly Bob Stratton Judy Stroud Duane Strueby
Sudernian Eugenia Swim Winifred Tangeman Dick Thornton Dan Turner Donna Turner
Douglas Van Horn Emma Voth Darlene Walker Dennis Walker Nettie Webb Rae Weidenbach
James Whitchurch Dona White Delores Widowsky Pat Williams Bernice Yakel
Back row: John Nanniga, Menno Neufeld, Jon Simms, Georgie Schierlingr, John Noroll, Jim Suderman, Jack Swickard, Jim McFarland, Larry
Mathews, Bonnie Smith, Zcnolia Ross, Carol Thurman, Beverly Miller, Betty Unruh, and Paula Miller: Middle row: Mr. Allbaugh, Joy Smith,
Sally Nebergall, Mary Ann Shulc-r, Connie Moylc, Iris Stine. Barbara Vogt, Elvs-ra Voth, Arletta Shupler, Betty Perry, Carol Stewart, Gloria
Sauceda, Joan Koerner, Marcia Morgan, and Virginia Unruh: Front row: Jerry Nickel, Don Toews. Daniel Voth, Ted Sadowski, Richard
Willirams, Billy Walton, Sharon Molzen, Cloye Rin-ketts, Wilma Prine, Yvonne Pearson, Lucille Penner, Susan Schmidt, Vera Rodriquez, Ann Speir,
and ean Laswell.
Back row: Eldon Buss, Willis Dyck, Jim Eckles, Paul Decker, Kenneth Lord, Larry Cook, Gerald Loomis, Dick Harmison, Bob Buller. David
English, Joyce Jantz, Marilyn Ewy, and Janice Ervin: Middle row : Mr. Terry, Curtis Lefert, Myron Harms, Nancy Meisinger, Frieda Janzen,
Vada Egy, Donna Holmes, Jan Jackson. Rosemarie Claassen, Gwendolyn Entz, Lola Decker, Jane Jenkins, Carol Douglas, Carolyn Ely, and Miss
Linton: Front row: Dick Chapman, LeRoy Dreier, Erlcne Ewy, Jennie Gonzalez, Mickie Fiore-z, Teresa Gatz, Judy Goetchius, Pat Swanson,
Marilyn Higgs, Carol Knott, Roberta Hoffman, Marilyn Mellott, Thelma Dickson, and Pat Davis.
Back row: Don Baxter, Bob Baumgartner, Bill Hickerson, Ed Cressler, Jim Allen, John Ensz, Kay Swartz, Henry Wiebc-, Alan Newberry, David
Baird, Gaylord Maples, Bryson Mills, Grace Bell, and Miss Orr. Middle row: John Annett, Rc-ubcn Powell, Bob Seacat, Don Allumhaugrh, Donna
Budde, Mary Armstrong, Nancy Arnold, Marilyn NVilson, Lorraine Gronau, Dc-anna Kirby, Mildred YVerner, Beverly Pierce, and Jimmie Nachtiirall.
Front row: Eldon Schmidt, Richard Brandt, Dick Gregg, Louie Miller, Eunice Barrett, Barbara Besore, Joan Claassen, Shirley Spohn, Muriel
Thiesen, Eleanor Wedel, Va Rena Baker, Anita Calbert. and Doris Brickel.
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Back row: Karen Swartz, Janice Oursler, Elizabeth Nickel, Rudy Perez, Paul Trouslot, Jerry Stout, Theodore Rcgicr, Jerry Vout, Dick Thomas,
John Willis, Merl Sturd, Joe Tihlwtts, Boli Sit-mens, Dayton Sehel'l'ler, Raymond Stauffe-r. Middle row: Elve-na Zonyrker, Marge Woods, Beverly
Oliver, Carolee Rundell, Uma Smith, Dixit- S:-ott, Joan Rosvnln-rger, Phylis Sollenherixer, Williur Nichol, Kendall Myers, David Stahly, Ronnie
Sturgeon, Mary Ann Waters, and Douglas Taylor. Front row: Marjorie Venso, Sue Rodgers, Karen Wigixc-ns, Twyla Williams, Ruliy Siutzman.
Ruby Ediger, Marquita Walters, Alvina Smokorowski, Sally Sudm-rman, Sherry Tourtillot, and Delores Svhmidt.
Back row: Jerry Donaldson, Norvillt- English Gary Hackett. Richard Grace, Pat Cook, Julian Arellano, Dennis Decker, Rohert Arellano, Ted
Dreier, Louis Deschnur, Don Diemart, Bill Duke, Larry Andres, Holi Fra-ssler, Wayne Dean, and Sharon Franz. Middle row: Mr. Hoffman,
Charles Boudre-au, Judy Burner, Beverly lirainard, Carol Baller. Ulrta Brennvman, Romielda Androcs, Thelma Allen, Gayle Casey, Tum Doan, Jim
Fick, Gaylord Connor, Richard Stineman, Gene- Arnold, Bn-tty Dunlavy, Judy Charlton, and Judy Enns. Front row: Dora Angrls-, JL-an Brunner,
Ramona Naylor, Marilyn Fast, Annvt Esau, Shirley Anne-t, Roger Cram-raft, Jane-t Croy, Judy Barlow, Connie- Abbott, Susie Foy, Sue Danforth,
Judy Adamson, Janice Dudte, and Mr. Davidson,
Back row: Arnie McCloud, Gary Kelso, YVayne Long, Virgil Pvnner, Randy Schmidt, David Hanna, Stuart Mmdchert, Phil Kappler, Jerry Keller,
Claude Haddinxr, Max Pennvr, lfreddy Lyon, Richard Lindsey, Willis Harder, Larry Humphrey, Benny Miller, and Galen Harms. Middle row: Mr.
Smith, Marlene Kopper, Molly Gomc-z, Francis Gronau, Ronnie Kelly, Emma Jean Naylor, Shirley Hanke, Nancy Hogan, Janvt Jacobson, lVlary
Alice Rickert, Doris Hessler, Deanna Miles. Ramona Naylor, Sandra Mcflelland, Shirley Fryhover, Edith McNair, Betty Hieliert, and John Strain.
Front row: Randy Harmison, Terry Mctllrxud, Skippy Garnett., Jean Yohu, Marilyn Marshall, Rebecca Mosqueda, Sharon Gray, Claudetta Potter.
Charlene Hoge, Mary Harms, Mary Ann LaGre-e, Rae Ann Holmes, Janice Maixner, Parlee Martin, Bonrxita. McGough, and Bob LaGree.
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Adding four trophies to the large collection
in Room 308, the debaters ended a successful
season at the State Tournament in Lawrence.
Resolved: That the President of the United
States should be elected by direct vote of the
people, was the topic discussed by the high school
debaters throughout the Nation.
The top team included Dick Gregg, Jerry
Hertzler, Allen Gray, Midge Werner, Dick Thorn-
ton, and Richard Meek.
. Long hours of practice after school and in
the evenings plus an excited last minute search
for rebuttal boxes, speeches, and manuals, is the
preparation for a tournament. Checking in at
hotels, drinking 7-Ups for breakfast, and the em-
barrassment of flying rebuttal cards in the semi-
finals is all a part of a debate tournament. The
debaters often times find themselves loaded down
with brief cases, rebuttal boxes, dictionaries, and
debate handbooks, standing awkwardly in the
middle of an exclusive tea room while in search
for a drug store. Winding up the trips, long and
controversial discussions, describe and analyze
the judges, time-keepers, opponents and audi-
ior Debatorsa Allen Gray, Dick Thornton, Dan Turner, Martin
dshaw, Jerry Hertzler, and Richard Meek.
"Madam Chairman, members of the opposi-
tion, pivotal states, majority rule, fraud and cor-
ruption, and vitriolic invectivesf' were familiar
phrases at the end of the season.
Successful tournaments were Topeka, Win-
field, Kansas City and the district at Wichita
where Newton placed first.
Carol Douglas, Beverly Godsey, Dick Gregg,
Elisa Simons, Douglas Cain, James Unruh, Mar-
tin Bradshaw and Nancy Hogan, were the first
Last semester the debaters worked on orig-
inal and standard orations, dramatic, and humor-
ous readings, informative, after dinner speeches,
with the hopes of winning Sweep Stake for the
third consecutive year.
Future debators give their undivided attention to a fellow student. N
Here are shown some of the promising art students produced by the cl
The students who took arts and crafts under
the supervision of Miss Marie Orr were given
every opportunity to develop their artistic tal-
ents. Working in one of the state's best equipped
class rooms these smock clad enthusiasts have
turned out many attractive and original works
in clay, oil, water color, ink, charcoal and pastels.
They have also tried their hands at working with
silver, metal and leather.
With pallets and the other equip-
ment usually associated with artists,
these Rembrandts of NHS have made
posters for the all-school activities and
club meetings. Dick Thornton, an as-
piring art student, designed the division
pages for this Railroader.
One of the events which highlighted
the year and brought well earned rec-
ognition to the art students, was the
Annual Scholastic Art Awards Cere-
mony which was held at Hinkel's in
Wichita last February. Thirteen stu-
dents received honors. Two Gold
Achievement Keys were presented to
Carol Sue Ewing for her water colors
and Randall Pierce received one for his
Added to the art dcpar1ment's classes this yi-ar was Applied Design.
Two ideas are stressed in Mechanical Draw-
ing. They are worthy home membership and pre-
vocational drawing. Students learn to draw house
plans, and make house arrangements. They study
internal combustion engines such as the car en-
gine. Methods of drawing used in aircraft indus-
tries are taught, and a background of manufac-
turing processes is given.
Mvrle Sturil, Jerry Ilnnalclson and Pete Fey working iiulustriously in Mechanical
The peppy Newton High School Band,
directed by E. S. Sanderson, has again chalked
up a successful year to its credit.
Consisting of 100 members, the band started
the school year by playing at the football games
and going through their Various formations at
half times. They Wound up their 1953-54 sched-
ule by playing at the Regional Tournament held
in Lindley Hall.
This year a new note was added when the
twirlers performed during half time at the bas-
Drum major for this year has been Vernal
Miller. The twirlers were Donna McKanna,
Eunice Barrett, Marilyn Ewy, Helen Buller, and
The Newton High School Orchestra has suc-
cessfully completed its schedule for another year.
Composed of 100 members and directed by
E. S. Sanderson, the orchestra has participated
in many of the school functions this year.
November 17 they played for the seniors
production of "Love Is Too Much Trouble", the
operetta, "Hansel and Gretel," January 265 the
junior play, "Curtain Going Up!" February 193
and "Cuckoos on the Hearth," the all-school play
on April 23.
Instead of entering the District Music Fes-
tival at Hutchinson this year, the combined band,
chorus and orchestra arranged to have an ex-
change program with Kingman.
Kingman presented its program in Lindley
Hall, January 12, so the NHS musicians traveled
to Kingman for the return concert, April 9. The
solos and ensembles, however, did enter the Dis-
December 14 the orchestra and chorus pre-
sented a Christmas program.
In May all the instrumental groups, the
grade school musicians included, presented their
First Row: Dorothy Brigs, Stanley Ammann, Alfonso Perez, Jerry Loomis, Jack Knee, Wilbur' Nickel, Paul Miller, Ferclie La Gree, and Duane Barker,
Second Row: Jerry Nichol, Jerry Stroud, Tony Emu, Kermit Smith, Benny Rawlins, Dick Chapman, Jim McFarlane, Jon Simms, and Randy Harmison.
Third Row: Allan Nickel, Jerry Olden, Richard Williams, Loren Oblcy, Glen Hershbcrger, Loren Anderson, and Randy Schmidt.
The Newton Vocal Department under the
direction of John D. Davidson concluded a busy
year With many public appearances to their credit.
The choral group's first program was given
December 14 and was composed of various
Christmas selections. The chorus also made sev-
eral Christmas recordings for radio stations
KJRG and KAKE which were played during the
Thirty-six members of the chorus attended
the District music festival April second and third,
where several students received superior and
The chorus gave a Valentine assembly con-
sisting of love songs appropriate to the occasion.
They also gave several other assemblies during
The entire group journeyed to Kingman
April 9 for an exchange assembly for the King-
man High School.
All in all, the department had a very success-
ful season With their appearances.
First Row: Joan Claassen, Ruby Stutzman, Oma Jean Smith, Betty Hauck, Norma Barton Kay Ades, Donna Holmes, and Imogene Downey.
Second Row: Leona Dnerkson, Roberta Hoffman, Marlene Kopper, Sally Nebergall, Susan Schmidt, Bev Pierce, Barbara Vogt, Billie Davis and
Third ROW: Karen Pummill, Sharon Molzen, Nancy Hiebcrt, Joyce Janlz, Marjorie Schroeder, Marilyn Mellott, Frances Gronau, and Gwendolyn Entz.
Leading characters in the operetta: Seated: Elizabeth Nickel
and Judy Stroud. Standing: Ellen Dingwall, Randal Schmidt
and Lois Claasscn.
The fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel," a fan-
tasy written by Asetheid Wette, was presented
by the high school music department January 26
in Lindley Hall. The operetta was presented in
three acts and was under the direction of J. D.
The fantasy followed the fairy tale, which
gives the story of two little children lost in the
woods, who are tempted by a beautiful cottage.
The cottage is owned by a greedy old witch who
makes ginger-bread cookies out of little girls and
boys. In the end Hansel and Gretel outsmart the
witch by pushing her into the oven. As the oper-
etta comes to a close, the father and mother ap-
pear and a chorus of thanksgiving is heard.
Hansel was played by Elizabeth Nickel and
his sister, Gretel, by Judy Stroud. Peter and
Gertrude were portrayed by Randall Schmidt
and Lois Claassen. The Sand Fairy was Judy
Enns and the Dew Fairy, Beverly Oliver. Ellen
Dingwall played the part of the Witch. The 14
angels who stood at the foot of the children
while they were sleeping in the woods and also
the gingerbread boys were played by Donna
Budde, Dorothy Byler, Naomi Claassen, Gwendo-
lyn Entz, Gail Girndt, Marilyn Hodel, Karen
Kelso, Beverly Pierce, Marcia Royer, Carol
Schmidt, Susan Schmidt, Arletta Shepler, Joan
Voth and Eleanor Wedel.
Pianists for the operetta were Dorothy
Briggs and Joan Glaassen.
Back row: Richard Williams, Stanley Ammann, Jerry Stout, Loren Ohley, Kermit Smith, Loren Anderson, Bill Embry, Glen Hershberger, Gary
Ewert, Tony Emi, Gerald Loomis, Dick Chapman, Jim McFarlane. Jon Simms, Randy Harmison, Duane Strueby, Benny Rawlins, Jack Knee,
Ferdie LaGree-, Randy Schmidt, and Duane Barker.
Second row: Willis Harder, James Whitchurch, Judy Stroud, Karen Kelso, Arletta Shepler, Carol Schmidt, Beverly Oliver, Judy Enns, Gail Girndt,
Qlirginia Kosminski, Lolo Decker, Karen Peterson, Ellen Dingwall, Marilyn Hodel, Elizabeth Nichol, Dorothi Donnelly, Darlene Walker, and Clara
to if rts.
Front 1'ow: Dorothy Brigs, Muriel Thiessen, Barbara Besore, Donna lludde, Lois Claassen, Marcia Royer, Pat Kappler, Teresa. Hernandez, Yvonne
Pearson, Josephine Gomez. Beverly Miller, Sharon Regier, Dorothy Byler, Naomi Claassen, Varl Knott, Emma Voth, Barbara Gaiser, Joan Koerner,
Janice Ourslur, VaRena Baker, Eleanor VVedel, and Alfonso Perez.
The play's thi- thing agree thesn- seniors after their outstanding pc-rl'ormanrv in this ye-ar's Senior Play, "Love Is Too Much Troulilt-." Standing
left to right in thi- front row they are, Ella-n Iiingwall, Shirley Clark, Eddie Anderson, Karen Peterson, Duane Struvlvy, Varolyn McCall, Ellen
Cummings, Shirley Marlow, Jean Kinsvr and lirverly Fatfan. In the scconzl row thu-y are, Loren Uliln-y, Ilorothi Donnelly, Jetta Boyer, Laurella.
Cornish, Jolana- Rhoadvs, Lallonna Smith. Mr. Allliaugh, Jim Surlcrman and Ilan Turner.
Lost play books Were the theme of the
junior play, "Curtain Going Up." It is the story
of the production of a high school play and the
many complications that arise, such as the dis-
appearance of the play books at the first rehear-
sal, and a set of comically crossed-up high school
"Cuckoos on the Hearth," the three-act mys-
tery comedy presented as the all-school play told
a story of weird happenings in a lonely house in
Maine one night during a violent blizzard. Arriv-
ing that night as mysterious visitors were an
eccentric author of horror stories and three other
strangers, a bearded foreigner, a gangster, and a
pretended minister. While all the time an escaped
strangler from an asylum was lurking near.
The year of 1954 proved to be a truly won-
Shown here is just one ol' many hilarious moments throughout the ,
play. Seated are Ilan Turner and Eddie Anderson. Standing are flQl"i?l1l dl'2i.n"l2lt1C SGHSOU.
Karen Peterson, Jean Kinser, Beverly Fagan, Jim Suilm-rman, Jane-
Uornick, Ellen Dingwall, and Loren Uliley.
Here is a scene from last year's Junior Play," Looking on while Gypsies
Beverly Fagan and Richard Meek argue are Ellm-n Kaye Vummings and
Making-up people, learning the tricks of
lighting and sound, putting on pantomimes, act-
ing out small plays, directing plays, and learn-
ing about the chores of a stage-manager were all
a part of the activities carried on in dramatics
classes this year. Dramatics classes were held
in Room 207 under the coaching of Mr. Allbaugh,
"Love Is Too Much Trouble" was the play
which was presented by the seniors this year.
The play was a comedy which had its setting on
a college campus. It took place at the 'fpoison
pot," a favorite hangout for the college kids. The
dramatization centered around the problems and
troubles of college life and the activities that
took place at this hangout.
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Have you ever wondered what goes into a paper? In the
Newtonian much hard work and planning must be accom-
plished before the final paper rolls off the press. Each cub
and editor has his own important job that must be completed
to the final detail before the paper even goes to press.
The cubs must hunt out and write the stories before the
deadline comes due. The editors in turn must copyread, write,
rewrite, make headlines and proof-read before the stories are
pasted on the page dummy. Then last the final rush to the
Kansan with the completed make-up and awaiting proudly
the day the paper is sent out, knowing that they had a part
in the sweat and work of each issue.
This year's Newtonian staff includes, Nancy Becraft as
editor-in-chief and news editor, Jane Cornick. Associate news
editors were Ellen Kaye Cummings and Don Peterson. Shirlee
Marlow was feature editor and Marilyn Nelson was her asso-
ciate. Sports editor was Loren Obley with his associate being
Jim Raffety. Dorothi Donnelly was business manager, adver-
tising manager and morgue chief and circulation manager
and exchange editor was Glenna Pummill.
The Newtonian, living up to previous records again re-
ceived a first class rating by the National Scholastic Press
Association for the fall semester.
Being judged on content, coverage, make-up, headlines
and typography, the Newtonian received a total score of
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Looking up from work on the Railroader are Don Peterson, Sharon Regier
and Connie Poole.
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Vhw-1'le:iili-1-s uh-C-ti-4i at the beginning of the year were Shirley
Marlow, Carol Schmidt, Marcia Morgan, Lori-n Uhley, Jim
Huihrman and llavid Bsiiwl.
The enthusiastic cheerleaders of New-
ton High have led the Railers to many
victories this year in football and basket-
ball. They have given their time and sup-
port to the team at every possible mo-
ment, and with their rousing cheers kept
spirits high at all the games.
They were on hand at the pep rallies
and assemblies lending their pep and
energy to the Hailer "cause"
This year the cheerleaders went to
work on the yells. They made up some
new ones and gave some of the old ones
a face lifting by working up some new
actions. Besides the new actions they
have discovered that some of the boys are
good acrobats. Their uniforms are the
same this year as they were last, white
and gold with black letters.
This year's original squad had to make
some changes before the end of the year.
The alternates, Jean Kinser and George
Bueker took the places of Marcia Morgan
and Jim Suderman.
Usln-retti-s for 159525-511. lfront. row li-ft to right: Sharon Reirii-r, Dorothy Hyle-r, Naomi Flaassi-en, Karen
Cornick. Karr-n Pm-terson, Marilyn Nelson and Carolyn McCall. Back row: Marilyn Me-llot, Pat Swanson,
Finishinx: up the year for N, H. S., clockwise beginning at the top. are Jean Kinser,
Lori-n Ubley, Shirley Marlow, llaviil Baird. Carol Schmidt and George Bueker.
In their uniforms of black and gold the usherettes are
on duty at all the basketball and football games as well as
plays and musicals.
Each year ten junior girls are chosen to be usherettes
for their junior and senior years. The girls are elected on
the basis of leadership, grooming, personality, poise, and
scholarship by the senior usherettes.
This year, Karen Kelso was chosen to be head usher-
ette, and Mrs. Leland Moore was sponsor with Miss Betty
Kennison as her co-worker.
Kelso. head usherette, Nancy Becraft, Jane
Paula Miller, Carol Knott, Susan Schmidt,
Kirstrn Peterson, Carol Thuiman, Eleanor Weds-l and Anne Speir.
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Office Girls for this year are Carol Thurman. Snirlr-y
Ulark. Paula Mille-r, Gail Girnnlt, ami Shirley Marlow.
The monitors this year, chosen by Marilyn
Nelson, head monitor, and Mr. Morris, proved to
be a dependable group of students who performed
their jobs Well. They were appointed on the
basis of grades, responsibility and leadership.
Among the monitors' numerous jobs are collect-
ing absence reports, delivering announcements
from the office, and checking open locker doors.
Monitors: Back row: Ruth Siahly. Cui-fis Lair:
Vernal Miller, Keith Gatos, Louis Johnson and Ima
Baxter. Front. row: Billy Walton, Dick Harmison.
Reif, Marilyn Nelson, hm-all monitor anfl lluam- Bark 1
Assisting Mrs. Florence Blankenship in the
office this past year have been junior and senior
girls chosen by Mr. Morris. The girls' duties in
clude checking and filing absence reports, making
out tardy slips and answering the telephone.
Student Council Mvmlu-rs: Back row: Jim Raffi-ty, Louis Johnson, David Baird and Bryson Mills. Front row: Richard Meek, Shirley Marlow,
Pat Swanson, Marilyn Nelson, Douglas Vain and Tommy Doan. Not I!ll'lQllI'l'd. f'laudei,to Potter.
The governing body of Newton High School, the
student council, led by Richard Meek, president, and Mr.
Alden Allbaugh, head sponsor, has had another out-
standing record this year of 1953-54.
Meeting every Wednesday morning during the regu-
lar activity period the two representatives chosen from
each class plan the parties, assemblies, dances and
A few of the many events planned by the student
council which have highlighted the year were the Sock
Hop and the Coronation Dance.
One of its many aims is to keep the sportsmanship
and spirit at the high level always associated with New-
ton High. The sportsmanship at the games and the
enthusiastic co-operation and support the student body
exhibited at school functions are attributed to this fine
group of energetic workers which compose the student
Librarians: Ls-ft to right, Shirley Spohn, Janis Unruh, Lola Decker, Roberta
Hoffman, Betty Pc-rry and Marilyn Hoclel.
udenf. Council Officers: Standing: Jim Raffety, vicchpresi-
ilcntg Se-ated: Richard Meek, president, Shirley Marlow,
secretary and Louis Johnson, sergeant-at-arms.
Newton High School has a library of
which it should be proud and the librari-
ans helping Mrs. Mary Roberts this year
have done a good job.
Appointed by Mrs. Roberts on the
basis of scholarship and responsibility,
these girls play an important role in the
library by finding reference material and
books, arranging books on shelves, filing
library cards, sending out over-due slips
and mending torn books.
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Y'Tm-en C'abin4-t: Back row: Marilyn Hodcl, Nancy Bs-craft, Karen Peterson, Marcia Morgan,
Paula Miller, Eleanor We-del, Dorothy Hyler, Dorothy Briggs, Joan Claassen, and Sharon Regior.
Front row: Miss lfroom, Miss Whitted, Mrs. Roberts, Winifred Tangeman. Miss Selandcrs, and
lf- Teens an i-if
The Y-Teen and Hi-Y worked together this
year in the concession stands at the football
games and during the Regional Basketball Tour-
nament. The groups held joint meetings at
Christmas and to observe Career Day.
Over 316 bags were folded by the Y-Teens
for hospitals, and they distributed baskets of
fruit and cookies to the Bethel Home for Aged,
the Presbyterian Home, and Spangler Nursing
Home. Cash, hose, and mittens were sent to the
Navajo Indians at Christmas time. The 216
members bought a grocery coupon book for an
elderly woman during the Christmas season and
contributed money to the Christian Children's
Fund, World Fellowship, and Korea.
Y-Teen Officers: Marilyn Hodel, Secretary:
Eleanor Wedel, Vice-President: Marcia Mor-
gan, Treasurer: Miss Whitted. head sponsor:
Winifrud Tang:-man, President.
A Y-Teen Halloween party was held in Octo-
ber and a Mother-Daughter party in May.
The Hi-Y alternated with the Y-Teens in
using the auditorium during the year. At vari-
ous times in general meetings the boys heard
some interesting speakers and saw entertaining
pictures. Ice cream sandwiches were served at
several general meetings.
During the Christmas season the boys deco-
rated the balcony above the front door with
Christmas trees and lights. Money was also
donated to the needy at this time.
lli-Y Ul'l'ir'1i':- for this yin: were Koliort Stratton. Jon Simms, Ilan lli-Y Falxins-t members: Bark row: Mr. Yarnvll, spmisor, John Nan-
I'urn1-r, anil Loren Ulrlvy. niira, Loren Uhlcy, Ilan '1'urm-r and Philip Nlorgan. lfront row: Jon
Simms, Rolu-rt Stratton, Dick Grvllil. Peti- Fey and Mr. Self, sponsor.
if. if. O.
The 48 members of Newton's chapter of the
Future Farmers of America have again completed
a successful year.
The boys, under the supervision of Ralph M.
Karns, went by the motto, "Learning to do, doing
to learn, learning to live, living to serve."
Going to the State Fair at Hutchinson to
watch judging contests and look at exhibits
marked the beginning of the year's activities for
the FFA boys.
Next, the officers, Stanley Smith, Don
Toews, Bob Buller, Willis Dyck, Jerry Nickel,
and Eldon Buss, traveled to Buhler to participate
in the Information Contest. They received a
silver emblem for the Information Contest and
a bronze emblem for the ritual.
In the poultry division of the South Central
District Poultry and Crops Contest, Stanley
Smith and Richard Thomas received gold em-
blems. The two teams from Newton that entered
placed second and third. There were 38 teams in
F. F. A. boys Jerry Nickel, Menno Neufeld and Bob Buller prep 3,
a stock judging contest.
Officers of the Future Farmers of America for this year are Willis Dyck.
Don Toews, Jerry Nickel, Bob Buller, Stanley Smith and Eldon Buss.
Three teams from Newton entered in the
crops division and took first, second and third
places. All of the 15 contestants who entered
won gold medals and thirteen of them took high
The two teams entered in the South Central
Dairy Judging Contest at Hillsboro took first
and second places. In the individual rating Wilbur
Nickel was first and Jim Suderman placed second
among the top ten. Others in the top ten rating
gold emblems were Galen Harms, LeRoy Dreier,
Bob Buller, and Stanley Smith.
In the District Public Speaking Contest
Jim Suderman won a gold emblem, Duane
Strueby, silver emblem, and Galen Allbright
and Eldon Buss, bronze emblems.
In the South Central Livestock Judging
Contest held at Haven, the A team tied for
third and the B team placed seventh out of
forty teams. Jim Suderman was high man.
Others receiving gold emblems were George
Schierling, Wilbur Nickel and Don Toews.
In the State Contest at Manhattan, Bob
Buller, Stanley Smith, Don Toews and Jerry
Nickel Calternatej will enter the judging
contest. Duane Strueby will enter public
speaking. The members of the shop team
will be John Annett and Eldon Buss.
This year's DeKalb winner was John
Thespian Officers: Seated, Bill Watkins,
vice-president and Ellen Dingwall, secre-
tary. Standing: Jim Suderman, president
and Richard Meek, treasurer.
Thespians chosen last year are Mr. Allbaugh, sponsor, Bill Watkins, Richard Meek, Loren
Anderson and Jim Suderman. Front row: Ellen Dingwall, Nancy Becraft, Bev Fagan, Jean
Kinser, Jane Cornick, Ellen Kaye Cummings and Gail Girndt.
The Artonians, the Newton Art Club, was
organized in October, 1953 with a two-fold pur-
pose-to promote good fellowship among art stu-
dents and to sponsor exhibits, films, talks, and
all art activities in the school.
Meetings were held on the second Tuesday
of each month. Special art programs were given
by members and outside talent. Artonians could
often be seen on excursions and sketching trips
during the spring.
From this group several members who
qualified were selected to become members of the
National Honorary Art Club. ,
An exhibit was held May 7 to show to par-
ents and friends the work done this year by the
The Newton High School Dramatics Depart-
ment is a member of the National Thespian
Society. The most important meeting of the year
was the May meeting at which a group of juniors
and seniors were initiated. The juniors initiated
into this club will carry on next year as officers
and senior members of the club. Officers for
1953-54 were: President, Jim Sudermang vice-
president, Bill Watkins, secretary, Richard Meek
and treasurer, Ellen Dingwall.
Artonians: Kneeling: Ferdie LaGree and Loren Anderson. Front row: Ann
Graber, Carol Ewing, Karen Kelso, Delores Hege, Beverly Fagan, Marge Schroeder,
Glenna Pummill and Pat Williams. Back row: Delores Widowski, Clara Botterweck,
Lorraine Gronau, Sharon Franz, Gwendolyn Entz, Sally Nebergall, Miss Orr, sponsor
and Marilyn Ewy.
Back Row: Miss Anderson, Sharon Grey, Marchita Walters, Shirley
Cantrell, Beverly Brainard, Joy Smith, Marilyn Wilson, Susan Schmidt.
Front Row: Rudy Perez, Janice Maixner, La Donna Ayers, Jackie
Yoke, Beatrice Carrion, Sally Monarez, Twyla Williams, Jennie
Gonzales, Roger Cracraft.
One of the highlights of the Spanish Club
this year was the Christmas party which was
held December 17 and featured the breaking of
the pinata, a custom which is very popular in
Mexico around Christmas time.
The members met every two months in
Room 307 with Miss Olive Anderson, sponsor.
The meetings consisted of a program with either
a guest speaker or talks on Spanish-speaking
countries and singing Spanish songs.
Presiding over the meetings were, Susan
Schmidt, presidentg Marilyn Wilson, secretary,
and Sally Monarez, songleader.
Spanish Club was organized for the purpose
of learning Spanish customs, and in order that
Spanish students could use the language inform-
Seated: Mrs. McBeth, VaRena Ream, Gwendolyn Entz.
Front: Jane Cornick, VaRena Baker, Charlotte Foiles, Norma Barton,
Pat Kappler, Marjorie Schroeder, Dorothy Bailey, Shirley Spohn and
G -' b - .
Anne ia rr -
Back row: Jan Jackson. Marilyn Wilson, Nancy Becraft, Dorothi
Donnelly, Glenna Pummill, Muriel Thiessen, Joan Koerner, Molly
Gomez, Caroline Spencer and Delores Widowski.
1954 marks the tenth year that students of
Newton High School have met with Mrs. Elva
McBeth, Shakespearean Club sponsor, to read
about Shakespeare's many fascinating heroes and
An average of 12 students met each Thurs-
day after school in Room 100 to read products
of the pen of The Bard of Avon.
Perhaps the aim of the club is shown best
in this statement by Mrs. McBeth, "There is a
renewed appreciation of the values of a liberal
education. A knowledge of Shakespeare's plays
is certainly part of our cultural heritage."
This year the club has read several well-
known plays. Some of the most popular were
"The Comedy of Errors," "Taming of the Shrew,"
"King Lear," "The Twelfth Night" and possibly
the most popular "Romeo and Juliet."
Front row: Lou Ann Zuercher, Ramoa Naylor, Ruth Dingwall, Linda Roy, Winifred Rawlins,
Parlee Martin, Dick Baird, Alfred Schmidt. Janet Croy, Sally Winans, Sharon Gray, Kay
Stanfield, Sally Suderman, Susie Fey, Jean Yoho, Margie Woods, and Miss Selanders.
Middle row: Rita Growhuski, Helen Hawkins, Karen Brown, Sharon Cayton, Martha Hull,
Rosalind Werner, Marilyn Fast, Elisa Simons, Sue Danforth, Connie Abbott, Mary Ann Waters,
Joan Claassen. Jeannie Swim, Barbara Hankins, Marilyn Marshall, Deanna Wilson and Nancy
A ' l l.
Among the Latin Club high-
lights for the year 1953-1954 in-
cluded "The Mouth of Truth" the
theme of initiation, the annual
Saturnalia celebration at Christ-
mas time, the Valentine party and
last but not least, the grand Roman
Banquet. This banquet takes place
in the spring and is patterned aft-
er Roman banquets to give the
students an inside View of Roman
life and mannerisms.
The club sponsored by Miss
Bonnie Selanders meets once a
month to promote fellowship and
social life among students taking
Latin. Consuls elected for the year
were Douglass Cain and Paul
Trouslot. Carolyn Ely was scriba
and Susie Fey, aeraria.
Back row: Emily Hinkhouse. Kathryn Be-lgard, Lynette Schmidt, Hazel Washburn, Bette Dick,
Judy Hauver, Doug Cain, Paul Trouslot, Stuart Melcher, Larry Andres, David Hanna, John
Nanniga, Jerry Vogt, Vada Egy, Sherry Tourtillot, Carol Douglas, Anita Swim, and Nancy
Back row, Janis Unruh, Pat Swanson, Nancy Arnold, Eurnice Barrett. Veda Eizgy, Marcia Morgan, Marilyn Me-llott, Donna Holmes, Joan Koerner,
Zenolia Ross, Delores Schmidt, Carol Buller, Barbara Be-sore, Paula Miller, Marilyn Wilson, Carolyn Ely, Judy Goetschius, Barbara Vogt, Elvera
h G ' K' P 'll F ' ' G . D l ' A d 1" ' rla J.ntzen Bonita M'1 '21 ll 1ll0Ht row. qlQl6Sl Hernanrl-7 V rf
Vot , wen Entz, aren ummi , rances ronau eoies n roes, l'lQ -1 , ' ff., u . 4 ' ' ' z ' 1 ,, e fi
Rodriquez, Mary Sauceda, Gloria Sauce-da, Rita Lehman, Glenna Pummill, Dorothi Donnelly Jetta Boyer, Marilyn Higgs, Carol Thurman, Judy
Charlton, Mzirquita Walters, Judy Barlow, Sally Winans, Kay Stanfie-ld, Molly Gomez, Karen Swartz. and Janet Jacobson.
Q. cz. Q.
The Girls Athletic Association met every
Monday after school, from 3:15 to 4:15 in the
junior high gym.
The group was sponsored by Miss Betty
Kennison, gym instructor. She was assisted by
the GAA officers who include Dorothi Donnelly,
presidentg Jetta Boyer, vice-president, Marilyn
Higgs, secretary, and Carolyn Ely, treasurer.
Sophomore, junior and senior girls were
eligible for membership. This year there were
approximately 60 members.
The year's activities included basketball,
baseball, volleyball, badminton and tumbling.
During the year the group went on several hikes.
Members received letters and awards by ob-
taining the required amount of points for attend-
ance, extra activities and meeting certain quali-
In May several members attended the annual
play day held in McPherson at McPherson High
School. Members were chosen to go because of
their outstanding ability and leadership.
This concluded the group's activities for the
Seniors taking five from their exercises: Darlene Walker, Dorothi Donnelly, Jetta
Boyer, Glenna Pummill, Rita Lehman, Mary Sauceda and Teresa Hernandez.
GAA Officers and Sponsor: Miss Betty Kennison,
Dorothi Donnelly, president: Jetta Boyer, Vice-Presb
dent, Marilyn Higgs, secretary and Carolyn Ely.
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IIEFENSIVE TEAM Hack row: Jack Ratzlaff, Julian Garcia, Richard UFFENSIVE TEAM Back 1'ow: Glen Hcrshhcrgcr, Victor Ewy, Dick
Mock, Bob Galloway, Glen H9I'Shl7l'l'gk'l', and Ji-rry Smith. Front row: Grc-gif, and Skippy Garnett. Front row: Alan Newberry, Randall
Bob Sc-acat, Kay Swartz, Art Schmidt, Hllllily Rowland, and Skippy Pierce, Kay Swartz, Jerry Smith, Richaul Meek, Jack Ratzlaff, and
fiarnett. P1-te Charlton.
Plagued with injuries to key players and
with only a small group of returning lettermen
from last year's championship team, the Newton
Railroaders came out of the season with a record
of two wins, and eight defeats. The Railers,
coached by Curtis Fischer, and assistants Don
Hoffman and Ira Barkman, placed guard, Jerry
Smith on the all Ark Valley and All State squads.
He also received honorable mention in the nation.
To begin the season the Railers traveled to
Dodge City and were defeated 33 to 14. This
was the first game ever played between the two
The following week the Railroaders bowed
to a surprisingly strong Wichita West team, the
newest member of the Valley, by a score of
21 to O.
Louis Sandoval, quarterback, broke an arm
during the following week of practice, and was
out for most of the season.
The Newton eleven tasted defeat for the
next three weeks, losing to Wellington 13 to Og
the following to E1 Dorado 20 to 7 and the next
to East, 33 to 6.
Fullback Chuck Jackson received a broken
arm in the Wellington game, and was out for the
rest of the season.
The Railers rebounded to hand the Plain-
view Gremlins a 35 to 0 defeat, but lost to Hutch
14 to 7, and to the Valley winning Ark City
eleven 53 to 0.
The final week of the season was highlighted
by a 12 to 0 win over Winfield to close the season.
Newton Dodge City ......,..-. 33
Newton West .....-...a4------ 21
Newton Wellington .1..,11..... 13
Newton El Dorado ......,..... 20
Newton EaS'C ..a.faY....h.A---- 33
Newton Plainview .,,....1..... 0
Newton Hutchinson .,1.11,..... 14
Newton Ark City ...1,.,..,,,1. 53
Newton North ......1..1....... 17
Newton Winfield .............. 0
Back row: Coach Fischer, Eldon Schmidt, Julian Garcia, Edward Cressler, Allan Newberry, Henry Wiebc, Kay
Gus Stotler, Bob Seacat, Skippy Garnett, and sophomore coach Barkman.
Middle row: Randall Schmidt, Hill Hickerson, Dick Gregg, Gaylord Maples, Dick Bowen, Loren Newberry,
Reuben Powell, Louie Miller, Boll Galloway, and assistant coach Hoffman.
Front row: Benny Rawlins, Louis Sandoval, Randall Pierce, Art Schmidt., Victor EWY. Buddy Rowland.
Charlton. Jack Ratzlaff, and Jim Kaffe-ty.
Entz, Bryson Mills,
Richard Meek, Pete
John Ratzlaff Louis Szmflovzil Je-Vry Smith f'hUf'li J1U'lfSf'I1
Glen Hershberger Jim Raffety Buddy Rowland Richard Meek
Benny Rawlins Victor Ewy Pole Chau-lion Randall Pierce
Dick Bowen Loren Newberry Art Schmidt
Back row: Gary Ewert, Bernie Castro, Don Peterson, Willis Dyck, Jerry Nickel, Bob Baumgartner, Pete Charleton. Dennis Walker and coach
John Ravenscroft. - .
Front row: Loren Newberry, manager, John Gonzalez, Jim Raffety, Raymond Hernandez, Victor Ewy, Alan Newberry, B111 Embry, Jim Allen and
assistant coach Clifford Yarnell.
--- 57 Parsons ---
--- 59 West -----
--- 57 Wellington --
--- 57 El Dorado --- ----
--- 40 East ------
--- 42 Ark City ----
--- 56 Emporia ----
--- 48 Hutchinson --- --
--- 51 North ----- -
--- 53 Coffeyville --
--- 52 La Crosse ---
--- 60 East ------
--- 44 West -----
--- 51 Wellington --
--- 60 El Dorado --- ----
--- 52 Winfield --
--- 50 East ------
--- 46 Hutchinson --- ----
--- 64 Ark City ----
--- 55 North -----
--- 54 Winfield --
--- 60 West ---- ---
--- 63 El Dorado --- ----
DODGE CITY TOURNAMENT
-------- 53 Coffeyville --- --
--- 52 La Crosse ---
-------- 60 East --------
-------- 60 West --------
------ 63 El Dorado --- ----
-,---------- 46 Topeka -------- ----
Topeka ------ --
For the second straight year, the Newton
Railroaders coached by John Ravenscroft, had to
be content with second place in the Ark Valley
behind Wichita North.
The Railers' first five consisting of Bernie
Castro, Don Peterson, Gary Ewert, Bill Emhry,
and Dennis Walker, posted a season's mark of 19
games won, and 5 lost. They had the misfortune
of losing 4 of them in the Valley, however, drop-
ping two games to a surprising Winfield team,
and one apiece to Ark City, and the state cham-
pion North Redskins. The fifth defeat was at the
hands of Topeka High in the first round of the
Castro and Ewert were chosen for the All
Returning lettermen were Castro, Embry,
ash Ravenscroft generates fire and hustle into the first five before the
first game of the regional tournament.
Don Pa.-terson Ray Hormlnrlez
Jim Raffety Bernie C
8.St!'0 Gary Ewert
The first sixteen baseball players are pictured here. They are, left to right in the bock row: George Bueker, manager, Coach Yarnell. Coach Willis,
Richard Meek, Julian Arc-llano. Paul Trouslot, Robert Arnellann, Donovan Briar, Benny Rawlis, Ray Arellano, Loren Obley. Front row: Jimmy
VVhitu, manager, Paul Llamas, Pete Fey, Jim Raffety, Jim Church, VVilbur Besoru, Bob Martin, David Inghram, Carl Gaede, and Duane Spencer.
Coached by Cliff Yarnell and Walt Willis
the Newton High baseball team undertook a ten
game schedule. Approximately thirty boys
turned out for the squad, with seniors making
up most of the first nine. The only returning
lettermen were Jim Raffety and Raymond
Much of the team was composed of boys
who had played the previous summer on the
American Legion team which placed second be-
hind Wichita in the District Tourney, and won
the McPherson Invitational.
The season's opponents included West,
North, East, Wellington, Winfield, El Dorado,
plus Regional Tourney foes.
Last year saw one of Newton's best diamond
squads as the Railers marched to first place in
the regional and won one game in the state be-
fore they were defeated.
Baseball Team: Front row: Paul Llamas, Ps-ie Foy, Jim Raffc-ty, Wilbur B1-sorv, Loren Obley, Bob Martin, David Inghram, and George Bueker.
Middle row: Richard Mn-ek, Glen Hershbvrgor, Chuck Jackson, Carl Gap-dv, Donovan Briar, Benny Rawlins, Raymond Arellano, Jim Church, Jim
VVhite, Tommy Doan and John VVillis. Bark row: Coach VVillis, Billy VValton, Duane Spencer, Larry Mathews, Paul Trouslot, Clifford Van Horn,
Julian Arellano, Robe-rt Arellano, Willis llyrrk, Bob Siemens, and Don Allumbaugh.
Track T1-am: Back row: Coach Hoffman, Ted Sarlowski, Randall Pierce. Henry Wiebe, Jim Suderman, Jerry Nickel, John Norrcll, Julian Gzu-vin,
Randy Schmidt and Coax-h Fischer. Front row: Gaylord Connor, Boll SQ-ncat. Phil Kappler, Gene- Arnold. Louis Sandoval, Victor Ewy, Alfonso
Perez, Eldon Schmidt, Skippy Garnett and Max Penne-r.
The coming of spring saw the track program
resumed at Newton High School for the fifth
straight year. Back from last year to carry on
were lettermen Alfonso Perez, Henry Wiebe, and
It will be remembered that in 1953 the Rail-
ers placed sixth at the Sterling Relays, and
fourth at the Wichita Invitational. They also
sported a top 880 relay team.
The cindermen opened the 1954 track sched-
ule with a loss to Emporia in a dual affair. The
following week they traveled to the first big
meet of the year, the Sterling Relays, and wound
up in a tie for second place with McPherson. The
squad also entered the Kansas University Relays,
the Hutchinson Invitational, and the Regional
and State Meets.
The season was highlighted by the superb
running of Henry Wiebe, and the work of the
medley and 880 yard relay teams. The squad as
a whole was balanced in front line material but
Under the direction of head coach Curtis
Fischer, and assistant coaches Don Hoffman and
Ira Barkman, were the following senior boys:
Alfonso Perez, Louis Sandoval, Jim Suderman,
Randal Pierce and Victor Ewy. The rest of the
squad was composed of underclassmen who will
return next year.
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.Ruiler busketlmll team receiving chzunpionship trophy at Dodge
l'r-p rzxlly pre0eilin,fr the Holnecoming festivities.
A clashing moment during the East-Newton football game.
One of Newton High's trzickmen, Alfonso Perez, working' out
Bob Martin caught prepziringzj for baseball season.
Bill Ernbry accepting first place trophy from head cheerleader
Shirley Marlow at the Regional tournament in Lindley Hall.
Page F arty-Three
A few members of the senior play cast and
stage crew celebrating in t'Sod" Sl1d61'l'llZlll,S
"Red Lantern Inn" after the big production.
1954 Class Pin.
Jane Cornick and Eddie Anderson as juniors,
posing before their performance in the junior-
Sherry Tourtillott and Kay Stanfield are shown
with their prize winning socks at the "Sock
Our own crooner, Bernie Castro, serenading us
at the annual WPA Week Dance.
With shaking legs, the Seniors show off their
grace and abilities f?J at the senior skating
The usual recreation after a home game-
dancing at Roundhouse.
Miss Journalist herself, Kacy Cummings, inter-
viewing Drew Pearson, Well known commenta-
tor, when he spoke here.
"Ma" McBeth, her famous organ, and a group
of her junior English students caroling at
LOUIS JOHNSON Class President 4: Student Council 3. 4: Monitor
4: Scholarship Pin 2: Boys State Representative 3.
BILL WATKINS, Class Vice-President 4: H-Y-2, 3: Junior Play-
Stage Crew: Thespian Pin 3: Dramatics Club 3.
FRANCES BARRETT, Class Secretary 4: Student Council Repre-
sentative 3: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 3: Scholarship Pin 3:
Junior Play--Stage Crew.
SHARON REGIER, Class Secretary 2: Class Treasurer 4: Y-Teens 2,
3, 4: Y-Teen Cabinet, 4: Latin Club 2: National Honor Society 3,
4: Chorus 3, 4: Orchestra 3: Special Orchestra 3: Operetta 3:
Junior Play: Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2 QLD: Football Queen: Editor
STANLEY AMMANN Belle Plaine: Music Pin 2, 3: Chorus 3:
Band 2, 3: Special Band 2, 3: Track 3. Newton. Chorus 4:
Band 4: Special Band 4: Boys Glee Club 4: Operctta--Stage Crew
4: Hi-Y 4: Orchestra 4: Special Orchestra 4.
EDDIE ANDERSON Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Operetta 3: All School Play--
Stage Crew 2: Football 2: Track 2: Dramatics Club 2, 3: Senior
Play: All School Play 4.
LOREN ANDERSON Hi-Y 2, 3: Chorus 4: Boys Glee Club 4:
Operetta-Stage Manager 4: Senior Play- Stage Crew: Junior Play:
All School Play---Stage Crew 3: Thespian Pin 3: Football 2:
Dramatics Club 3: Art Club 4: All School Play 4.
DELORES ANDROES Y-Teens 4: Spanish Club 3.
NORMAN ANDROES Hi-Y 3, 4.
RAYMOND ARELLANO Baseball 2, 3 QLD, 4: Cross Country 3 QLD.
DOROTHY BAILEY Y-Teens 2. 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4: Scholar-
ship Pin 2.
DUANE BARKER Monitor 3 ,4: Hi-Y 2,3: Art Pin 3: Chorus 3,
4: Boys Glee Club 3: Senior Play-Stage Crew.
NORMA BARTON Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 3, 4: Girls
Glee Club 3, 4.
NANCY BECRAFT Class Treasurer 2: Y-Teen Officer 4: Y-Teens
2, 3, 4. Latin Club 2: Shakespearean Club 4: Editor-Newtonian 4:
Junior Play: Junior Play-Stage Crew: Senior Play-Stage Crew:
Tespian Pin 3: Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2 QLD, 3 QLD: Dramatic
Club 3: All School Play 4.
ANN BERRYMAN Monitor 4: Y-Teens 2 ,3, 4.
WILBUR BESORE Hi-Y 4: Scholarship Pin 3: Football 2 ,3: Base-
ball 2, 3, 4.
CLARA BOTTERWECK Monitor 4: Y-Teens 2, 3: Junior Play-
Stage Crew: National Art Honor Society 3, 4.
JETTA BOYER Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: Band 2: Special
Band 2: Senior Play-Stage Crew: Junior Play: GAA 2 QLD,
3 QLD, 4.
MARTIN BRADSHAW Class Vice-President 3: Hi-Y 4: Scholarship
Pin 3: Debate 4: Track 2, 3: Cross Country 3.
DOROTHY BRIGGS Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-Teen Cabinet 3, 4: Latin
Club 2: Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Music Pin 2, 3: Chorus 2, 3, 4:
Operetta 2, 3, 4: Girl's State Representative 3.
GEORGE BUEKER Monitor 4: Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Cheerleader 4: Track
2: Baseball Manager 4.
DOROTHY BYLER Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-Teen Cabinet 4: Latin Club
3: National Honor Society 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Music Pin
3: Chorus 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4:
Girls Glee Club 2: Junior Play-Stage Crew 3: Usherettes 3, 4:
GAA 2 QLD: DAR Representative 4.
RALPH CASTILLO Hi-Y 2: Spanish Club 2: Band 2, 3, 4: Special
Band 2: Orchestra 2: Track 2.
BERNIE CASTRO Chorus 3, 4: Boys Glec Club 3: Basketball 2 QLD,
3 QLD, 4: Cross Country 2 QLD, 3 QLD.
PETE CHARLTON Football 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Track 2.
JIM CHURCH Hi-Y 3, 4: Football 4: Baseball 3, 4.
LOIS CLAASSEN Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Music Pin 3: Chorus 2, 3, 4:
Band 2, 3: Special Band 2, 3: Orchestra 2, 3: Special Orchestra 2,
3: Operetta 4.
NAOMI CLAASSEN Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Spanish Club 3: Scholarship
Pin 2, 3: Music Pin 3: Chorus 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 2: Senior Play-Stage Crew:
Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2 QLD.
SHIRLEY CLARK Monitor 3: Office Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2, 3,
4: Y-Teen Cabinet 3: Latin Club 2, 3: National Honor Society 3,
4: Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Music Pin 2, 3: Band 2, 3, 4: Special
Band 2, 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra 2. 3, 4: Senior
RONALD COLLIER Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 3, 4: Music Pin 3:
Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band 3, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orches-
tra 2, 3, 4: Football 2.
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JANE CORNICK Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: Shakespearean
Club 4: Editor--Newtonian 4: Senior Play: Junior Play--Stage
Crew: Junior Play: Usherettes 3, 4: Thespian Pin 3: GAA 2 QLD,
3: Dramatics Club 3: Assistant Director---All School ,Play 4: All
School Play----Stage Crew 3. : f" V
LAURELLA CORNISH Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: . Band 2, 3, 4:
Special Band 2, 3, 4: Senior Play-Stage Crew: GAA 3.
BOB CROY Wentworth Military Academy: Natioibal Honor Society 3:
Football 3: Basketball 3: Track 3.
ELLEN CUMMINGS Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: Music Pin ff'
Band 2, 3: Special Band 2, 3: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra
2, 3, 4: Editor-Newtonian 4: Junior Play: Junior Play Stage
Crew: Senior Play -Stage Crew: Thespian Pin 3: Dramatics Club
3: All School Play Stage Crew 3. f' 'H
BILLIE DAVIS Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Girls Glcc Club 3 ,4: GAA 3.
ROBERT DICKERSON -'Q-P
BILL DILLMAN Hi-Y 2: FFA 2, 3, 4. '
ELLEN DINGWALL Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 3: Music Pin
3: Chorus 3, 4: Special Band 2. 3: Orchestra 2, 3. 4: Spt-cial
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 2: Operetta 4: Senior Play: All
School Play 3, 4: Junior Play- Stage Crew: Thespian Pin 3: GAA
2 QLD. 3 QLD: Dramatics Club 3: Girls State Representative 3: All
School Play 4.
HARRY DIRKS Hi-Y 2, 4: FFA 2.
DOROTHY DONNELLY Y-Teens 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4:
Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 3: Operetta 4: Editor Newtonian 4:
Junior Play--Stage Crew: All School Play Stage Crew 3, 4: GAA
2 QLD, 3 QLD, 4: Dramatics Club 3.
IMOGENE DOWNEY Gravettc, Arkansas: Girls Glee Club 3: Junior
Play--Stage Crew: Usherettes 3: Dramatics 3. Newton: Girls Glce
LEONA DUERKSEN Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 2 ,3, 4.
BILL EMBRY Chorus 3 ,4: Boys Glee Club 4: Basketball 2, 3 QLD,
4: Cross Country 2, 3.
TONY EPP Berean Academy, Elbing: Basketball 2. Newton: Hi-Y
4: Chorus 4.
GARY EWERT Chorus 4: Boys Glee Club 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4:
VICTOR EWY Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: FFA 4: Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band 2,
4: Orchestra 4: Football 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Track 3, 4.
BEVERLY FAGAN Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 2, 3: Senior
Play: Junior Play: All School Play--Stage Cl'9W 3: Junior Play
-Stage Crew: Senior Play--Stage Crew: Thespian Pin 3: GAA 2,
3: Dramatics Club 3: All School Play-Stage Manager 4.
PETE FEY Hi-Y Officer 4: Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Football Manager 3, 4:
Basketball 2: Baseball 2, 3, 4.
LA VERNE FIEDLER Peabody: Hi-Y 2, 3: FFA 2, 3: Chorus 2,
3: Boys Glee Club 2, 3: Sophomore Play: Football 3: Basketball 2,
3: Track 2 QLD, 3 QLD: Newton: Hi-Y 4.
CHARLOTTE FOILES Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4.
JOY FOSTER Whitewater: Y-Teens 3: Chorus 3: Girls Glee Club
3. Newton: Y-Teens 2, 4: Chorus 2, 4: Girls Glee Club 2.
CARL GAEDE Hi-Y 2. 3. 4: Band 2: Special Band 2: Baseball 2,
3, 4: Boys State Representative 3.
BARBARA GAISER Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Chorus 4: Band 3, 4:
Orchestra 3, 4: Special Orchestra 3, 4: Special Band 3, 4: Girls
Glee Club 2, 3.
KEITH GATES Monitor 4: Basketball 2, 3: Cross Country 3.
GAIL GIRNDT Office Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Chorus 4:
Girls Glee Club 3: Operetta 4: Junior Play: All School Play 3:
Junior Play--Stage Crew 3: Thespian Pin 3: GAA 2, 3: Dramatics
Club: All School Play 4.
JOSEPHINE GOMEZ Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 2,
3: GAA 2.
RALPH GOMEZ Football 2, 3, 4: Baseball 3.
ANN GRABER Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4.
ALLEN GRAY Stillwater, Okla.: Debate 2: Chorus 2: Boys Glee
Club 2: Baseball 2. Newton: Hi-Y 3, 4: Forensic Pin 3: Debate
3, 4: Junior Play: Dramatics Club 3: All School Play 4.
ROSELLA HAGEMAN Peabody, Library Assistant 3.
ANN HAGUE Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Junior Play-Stage Crew: GAA 2
QLD, 3 QLD, 4: Dramatics Club 2. 9
CLARA HALL Y-Teens 2, 4: Orchestra 2: Special Orchestra 2. 1
RITA HARMS Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2.
MARY ANN HAWKINS Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2, 3: GAA 2
QLD, 3 QLD-
DELORES HEGE Junior Play-Stage Crew: Dramatics Club 3.
MURIEL HENDRY Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2.
RAYMOND HERNANDEZ Football 2, 3: Basketball 2, 3, 4: Track 2.
TERESA HERNANDEZ Spanish Club 2: Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club
2, 3: GAA 3, 4.
GLEN HERSHBERGER Hi-Y 2, 3: Chorus 4: Boys Glee Club 4:
Junior Play: Football 2, 3 QLD 4: Basketball 2: Baseball 4.
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JERRY HERTZLER Hi-Y 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2: National Honor
Society 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2, 3: Forensic Pin 3: Debate 3, 4:
All School Play 4.
NANCY HEIBERT Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 3: Girls Glee Club
JERRY HILL Hi-Y 2, 3, 4.
MARILYN HODEL Library Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Y-Teens
Officer 4: Music Pin 3: Orchestra 2, 3: Special Orchestra 2, 3:
Chorus 3, 4: Band 2, 3: Special Band 2, 3: Girls Glee Club 2:
Operett, 4: Junior Play--Stage Crew: GAA 3.
BONNIEJHOOVER Y-Teens 2. 3, 4.
BOB HUGHES Hi-Y 2, 3: FFA 2, 3, 4: Voc. Apr. Judging Team 3, 4.
RONALD HUNSECKER FFA 2: FFA Officer 2: Voc. Ag. Judging:
Team 2: Debate Club 2: Band 3, 4: Special Band 3, 4: Orchestra
'4: Junior Play.
DAVID INGHRAM Hi-Y 2: Baseball 2, 3, 4.
CHARLES JACKSON Football 2 fLl, 3 lLl, 4: Baseball 4: Basket-
ball 2. '
JUDKQACKSON Y-Teens 2, 4: Orchestra 2: Special Orchestra 2:
Junior Play: Junior Play-Stage Crew: Senior Play--Stage Crew:
:Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2: Dramatics Club 3.
JANZEN Hillsboro, Hi-Y 2: Band 2: Special Band 2:
Basketball 2: Newton, Hi-Y 4.
RUTH KAISER Hiawatha, Kans.. Class Vice President 2: Office
Assistant 2: Library A-'sistant 2: Y-Teens 2: Girls Glee Club 2:
Nurses Assistant 2. Newton, Y-Teens 3. :Not Picturedl
PAT KAPPLER Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Spanish Club 2: Shakespearean
Club 4: Chorus 4: Operetta Stage Crew 4.
ARLAN KAUFMAN Hi-Y 4: Band 2, 4: Special Band 2, 4:
Orchestra 4: Special Orchestra 4.
KAREN KELSO Y-Teens 2, 4: Chorus 2, 3. 4: Operetta 2. 4: Jun-
ior Plav-Sapre Crew: Senior Play---Stage Crew: Usherette 3: Headl
Usherette. 4: GAA 2 tLl. 3 fLl: Dramatics Club 3.
JEAN KINSER Class Secretary 3: Student Council Representative 2:
Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: National Honor Society 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2,
3: Senior Play: Junior Plav---Staire Mananerz Thespian Pin 3:
Alt. Cheerleader 3: Cheerleader 4: GAA 2: Dramatics Club 3:
All School Play 3, 4.
LLOYD KLASSEN Hi-Y 2: Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band 2, 3: Orch-
estra 2. 4: Special Orchestra 2, 4. A
VIOLA KLASSEN Library Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2, 4: Spanish
VIRGINIA KOSMINSKI Chorus 4: Girls Glee Club 2.
JACK KNEE Hi-Y 2. 3: Chorus 4: Senior Play -Stage Crew:
Dramatics Club 3.
DON KREHBIEL McPherson: Voc. Ag. Judging! Team 2: Newton,
FFA. 2, 3.
CURTIS LaGREE Forensic Pin 3: Debate 3: Golf 2, 3,
FERDIE IAIGREE I-ab Assistant 3: Hi-Y 2. 3, 4: FFA 2: Chorus 4:
Boys Glee Club 4: Junior Play: Senior Play- Stage Crew.
RITA LEHMAN Y-Teens 2. 3. 4: Latin Club 2: Orchestra 2, 3. 4:
Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4: GAA 2 fLl, 3 fLl.
JACK LINDSEY Hi-Y 2.
PAUL LLAMAS I-Ii-Y 2, 3: Football 3: Baseball 2, 4.
JUDY MANEWAL Monitor 3: Y-Teens 3. 4.
SHIRLEY MARLOW Student Council Officer 4: Student Council
'Representative 4: Office Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2. 3: Latin Club 2:
National Honor Society 3. 4: Scholarship Pin 3: Forensic Pin 2:
Debate 2: Orchestra 2: Editor-Newtonian 4: Senior Play: Junior
Play: Cheerleader 3, 4: Football Queen Attendant.
BOB MARTIN Baseball 3. 4.
CAROLYN MPCALL Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Latin 2: Senior Play: Junior
Plav: All School Play-Stage Crew 3: Usherettes 3, 4: GAA 2:
Girls State Representative 3.
RICHARD MEEK Student Council Representative 4: Student Coun-
cil Officer 4: National Honor Society 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2:
Forensic Pin 2. 3: Debate 2. 3, 4: Junior Plav: Tbespian Pin 3:
Football 2, 3 KLJ, 4: Baseball 2, 3, 4: All School Play 4.
BOB MINSCH Hi-Y 2.
PHILIP MORGAN Lab Assistant 4: Hi-Y Officer 4: Hi-Y 2. 3. 4:
Latin Club 2. 3: Music Pin 2. 3: Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band 2,
3, 4: Orchestra 2. 4: All School Play 2.
EUNICE MULL Y-Teens 2: GAA 2. '
MARILYN NELSON Class Treasurer 3: Student Council Represen-
tative 4: Head Monitor 4: Y-Teens 2, 3: Debate 2: Editor-New-
tonian 4: Junior Plav-Stage Crew: All School Play-Stage Crew
3: Usherettes 3. 4: GAA 2 CLE. 3 fLD: Fotball Queen Attendant.
LOREN NEWBERRY Hi-Y 2, 3: Football 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2:
Basketball Manager 3, 4: Baseball 2.
LOREN OBLEY Student Council Representative 2: Hi-Y Officer 3.
4: Hi-Y 3. 4: National Honor Society 3. 4: Forensic Pin 2, 3:
Debate 2. 3: Chorus 4: Boys Glee Club 4: Editor-Newtonian 4:
Senior Play: Junior Play: Cheerleader 4: Football 2: Baseball
2, 3, 4.
ALFONSO PEREZ Spanish Club 2: Chorus 4: Boys Glee Club 4:
Football 2: Track 2 :LL 3 KLJ, 4: Cross Country 3 ILJ.
DON PETERSON Hi-Y 2: Editor-Railroader 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4:
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Cross Country 2, 3.
KAREN PETERSON Y-Teen Cabinet 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Scholarship
Pin 3: Chorus 4: National Honor Society 3, 4: Latin Club
2: Special Orchestra 2: Girls Glee Club 3: Senior Play: Usherettes
3, 4: GAA 2: All School Play 4.
GARY PIERCE Lab Assistant 4: Hi-Y 2, 3.
RANDALL PIERCE Hi-Y 2: Art Club 4: Art Pin 4: Operetta-
Stage Crew 4: Senir Play-Stage Crew 4: Football 2, 3 fLJ, 4:
Track 2, 4: Track Manager 3.
CONNIE POOLE Y-Teens 2, 4: Editor aRailroader 4: Junior Play-N
Stzuze Crew 3.
GAYLE POPE ElReno, Okla., Pepetts Pepclub 2, 3: Phil Sorority 2.
3: FFA 2: Band 2. Newton, Y-Teens 4: Senior Play-Stage Crew.
GLENNA PUMMILL Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4: Junior
Play: Senior Play--Stage Crew: GAA 2, 3, 4.
ROSELLA QUIRING Monitor 4: Y-Teens 4: Spanish Club 3: Girls
Glee Club 3.
JIM RAFFETY Class President 3: Student Council Officer 4: Student
Council Representative 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4: Basketball 2 ILJ,
31Ll, 4: Baseball 2 iLl. 31Ll, 4.
JACK RATZLAFF Latin Club 2: Football 2. 3, 4: Track 2: Base-
BENNY RAWLINS Hi-Y 2, 3: Chorus 3. 4: Band 2: Orchestra 3.
4: Special Orchestra 3. 4: Boys Glee Club 3, 4: Senior Play'-Stage
Crew: Football 3, 4: Baseball 4.
VA RENA REAM Y-Teens 2. 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4: Orchestra
2, 3: Special Orchestra 2, 3: GAA 2.
JIM REEVE--Junior Play: Junior Play-Stage Crew: Senior Play ---- -
Stage Crew: Dramatics Club 3.
EARL REIF Monitor 4: Hi-Y 4.
JOLANE RI-IOADES Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Junior Play: Junior Playa-
Stage Crew: Senior Play-Stage Crew: Dramatics Club 3.
ALLAN ROBERTS Hi-Y 2, 3, 4.
CLARA ROBERTS Y-Teens 2. 3, 4: Chorus 4: Band 2. 3, 4: Special
Band 2. 3 ,4: Orchestra 2. 3, 4: Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Girls
Glee Club 3.
LEVA ROGERS Y-Teens 2, 3. 4.
CLARENCE ROSE Hi-Y 2. 3: Band 2, 3, 4: Special Band 2, 3, 4:
Orchestra 3. 4: Special Orchestra 3, 4.
BUDDY ROWLAND Ponca Military Academy. Student Council Offic-
er 3: Football 2 lLl, 3 :LL Newton. Football 4: FFA 4.
MARCIA ROYER Monitor 3: Lab Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4:
Spanish Club 2: Chorus 4: Operetta 4: GAA 2.
LOUIS SANDOVAL Hi-Y 2: Art Pin 3: Football 2 KLJ, 3 fLl. 4:
Basketball 2: Track 2. 3 iLl.
MARY SAUCEDA Y-Teens 3, 4: Spanish Club 2: Band 2. 3, 42
Special Band 2, 3, 4: GAA 4.
DON SCHMIDT Hi-Y 4: Junior Play.
PAULINE SCHMIDT Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Latin Club 2, 3: Chorus 2, 3:
MARJORIE SCI-IROEDER Monitor 4: Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakespear-
ean Club 4: Girls Glee Club 2, 3, 4.
CHARLOTTE SHARP Y-Teens 2, 4: Chorus 2: Girls Glee Club 2, 3, 4.
JERRY SMITH Hi-Y 2. 3: Football 2 ILW, 3 fLl. 4: Track 2, 3:
KERMIT SMITH Monitor 3: Hi-Y 4: Forensic Pin 3: Debate 2. 3:
Chorus 4: Boys Glee Club 4: Operetta-Stage Crew 4: Baseball 2, 4.
LA DONNA SMITH Monitor 4: Y-Teens 2. 3, 4: Latin Club 2:
Senior Play: All School Play 3: Junior Play: All School Playa
RUTH STAHLY Monitor 4: Y-Teens 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 2, 3.
ROBERT STRATTON Hi-Y Officer 4: Hi-Y 3, 4: Scholarship Pin 2.
JUDY STROUD Lab Assistant 4: Y-Teens 2. 3, 4: Spanish Club 2:
Chorus 3, 4: Operetta 4.
DUANE STRUEBY Hi-Y 2, 3. 4: Latin 4: FFA 2. 4: Chorus 4:
Boys Glee Club 2: Senior Play: Junior Play: All School Play-
Staze Crew 3: Dramatics Club 3.
JIM SUDERMAN Monitor 3: Hi-Y 2: Senior Play: Junior Play:
All School Play 3. 4: Thespian Pin 3: Baseball 2: Track 4: Golf 3.
EUGENIA SWIM Y-Teens 2. 3. 4: Latin Club 4: Shakespearean Club
3: Music Pin 2. 3: Chorus 3: Band 2. 3, 4: Special Band 2. 3. 4:
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra 2. 3, 4: Girls Glee Club 2.
WINFRED TANGEMAN Monitor 3: Y-Teen Officer 4: Y-Teens 2,
3. 4: GAA 2.
DICK THORNTON Hi-Y 3, 4: Forensic Pin 3: Debate 3, 4: Boys
State Representative 3.
DAN TURNER Hi-Y Officer 4: Hi-Y 2, 3. 4: Forensic Pin 3: De-
bate 2, 3, 4: Senior Play: Tennis 2: All School Play 4.
DOUGLAS VAN HORN Hi-Y 3, 4: FFA 3.
EMMA VOTH Y-Teens 2, 3. 4: Chorus 2, 3. 4: Band 2. 3, 4: Special
Band 2. 3, 4: Orchestra 3, 4: Special Orchestra 3, 4: Operetta 2, 4.
DARLENE WALKER Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Chorus 2. 3, 4: Band 2. 3:
Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Operetta 2: GAA 3, 4.
NETTIE WEBB Watonga, Okla., Y-Teens 2, 3: Band 2. Newton,
RAE WEIDENBACH Y-Teens 2. 3.
JIM WHITCHURCI-I Hutchinson ,Chorus 2 ILS: Boys Glee Club 2.
Newton, Hi-Y 3: Chorus 3, 4: Boys Glee Club 3, 4.
DONA WHITE Y-Teens 2, 4: Orchestra 2, 3, 4: Special Orchestra 2,
3. 4: Girls Glee Club 2. 3.
DELORES WIDOWSKY Y-Teens 2, 3, 4: Shakespearean Club 4:
Senior Play-Stage Crew: GAA 2: Art Club 4.
PAT WILLIAMS Y-Teens 2, 3, 4.
BERNICE YAKEL Peabody. Y-Teens 2, 3: Chorus 2, 3: Girls Glee
Club 2, 3: Operetta 2: Junior Play. Newton, Y-Teens 4.
Highlights and afzewell
At long last, our dreams have come true. As we walk across the
mile long stage and reach for our diploma, the million memories are
The Senior Play, and the cast party afterwards at Sod Suderman's
began the year's events of fun.
Even though the football season wasn't tops in history, it was tops
to all the stars who gave their last action at the Winfield stadium win-
ning a 14-7 victory.
Basketball season was highlighted with our heroes bringing home
the Dodge City Invitational Tournament Trophy, winning our home reg-
ionals from El Dorado and moving onward to State tournament. Even
though we were "ousted" by Topeka the first game, many seniors finished
their stay in Manhattan, loving every minute of it.
Our senior beaus were well taken care of during WPA Week with
a dance opening the festive interlude. The Annual Senior Skating Party
was rated with an A Plus for fun as everyone stumbled around together.
As this week drew to a close, our junior friends entertained us with a
Our hand is almost touching the diploma now-but still memories
rush into mind.
The junior-senior events were tops as usual with seniors victors
once again boosting our pride just a little more.
As May 27 came creeping up on us, the gala spring events flew past
one by one . . . the Jr.-Sr. reception, the speech banquet, the senior
banquet, and last but far from least, we danced to heavenly music at
the prom till our feet could move no more.
We're grasping the priceless piece of paper now. Walking on across
the stage, our eyes are misty as we say farewell to a wonderful stepping
stone in life. We see the new horizons and know the time has come to
be on our way once more. With the diploma in hand we know our dreams
have at last come true.
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