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Page 14 text:
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Killed in Fall
Mrs. John Peterson, 32, 5511
Bushnell St., died Wednesday
night in a Billings, Mont., hos-P
pltalvatter suffering head in-
juries in a fall from a horse.
She and her husband were va-
cationing in Montana at the
'time of the mishap.
I Funeral services will be at
2 p.gn. Monday in the Ponca,
Presbyterian church with
the Rev. Thomas O. Johnson of
Ponca, and the Rev. Myron
Brower of Sioux City officiat-
iig. Burial will be in the Ponca
Cemetery under direction of the
Mohr Funeral Home of Ponca.
E. Peterson, the former
'Put.nam, was born Jan.
25, 1934, at Ponca and was
mlrriedthere June 7, 1963. The
couple moved to Sioux City
about 18 months ago.
t --,, Sliewasamemberofthe
Presbyterian Church in'Ponca,
motives in church organizations,
was a past worthy matron of
Order of Eastern Starthere,
168, a member of PEO
CG and was a former
fourth grade teacher in Ponca.
Surviving are the widowerg a
am, David Johng a daughter,
Jan Marie: her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Darrel Putnam of
Ponca: two sisters, Mrs. Lonny
Book of South Sioux City and
Mrs. Eugene Philiph of Sib-
eley, Iowa: two brothers, Tom
Putnam of Hettinger, N.D., and
Jon Putnam of Algona, Iowa,
and a grandmother, Mrs. Gene
Mrs. John Peterson
Page 13 text:
"He's little we know, but per-
haps he will grow."
Basketball 1, 2.
"Most great men are dead or
dying and l don't feel so
Football 3, 4, Basketball 3, 4,
Boxing 3, 4, Baseball 3, 4, let-
termen's Club 4.
"You don'f have to be loud to
Girls' Glee Club 1, 2, Usherette
iCommencementJ, Usherette Uun-
"lt took o genius or o moron to
lead this class-just call
Band l, 2, 3, Pep Club 'l, 2, 3,
4, Office 2, Junior Class Play,
G.A.A. I, 4, Girls' Glee Club l,
2, Homecoming Attendant, Pep
Band 4, Class Officer 4, Toma-
"A gal who's fun and gets
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Girls' Glee Club
l, 2, 3, 4, Mixed Chorus 3, 4,
Saxophone Solo l, 2, Office 3,
4, G.A.A. 4, Junior Class Play,
Accompanist 3, 4, Jazz Ensemble
4, Honor Society 1, 2, 3, 4, Pep
Club l, 2, 3, 4, Pep Band 2, 3,
4, Class Officer 1, Usherette
"The answer to a maiden's
prayer-only he daesn't
Football 3, 4, Basketball 3, 4,
Boxing 3, 4, Track 4, Baseball
3, 4, l.ettermen's Club 4, Amer-
ican History Award 3, Usher
Uunior Playj, Honor Society 3,
4, Tomahawk, Ponca Jlndian.
STANLEY "HAP" BACKMAN
"The world knows nothing of
its greatest menl"
Football 'l, 2, 3, 4, Baseball I,
2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Boxing
l, 2, 3, 4, Vocal Solo 2, 4,
Mixed Chorus l, 2, 3, 4, Boys'
Chorus 2, 3, Boys' Quartette 2,
3, Mixed Quartet 2, Boys' Oc-
tette 2, Class Officer 2, 3, let-
termen's Club 4, Junior Class
"Why take life seriously, you
never get out of it olive,
Football 3, 4, Baseball 2, 3, 4,
Boxing 3, Lettermen's Club 4.
hawk, Ponca Indian. N
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Page 15 text:
The date is May 1, 'l966,.and it is a beautiful day. We find ourselves roaring down
Ponca's six-lane highway fin the latest style saucermobile. Suddenly an old, infirm, man
comes into view. Peering 'closer we recognize this aged individual as our one-time
Superintendent and class, spohsqr, Gerry Ellyson. We stop for a chat and Mr. Ellyson
is full of the latest news' of our clgss of '5l.
Lowell Cooper and his co-pilot J. Gibbs just broke the round-the-block speed record
in their hot-rod. It wasn't'a fairly won record though, as B. J. had to push it part of
the way! L,
Virginia Riffey has just hadlhfir9first ,book published. The name of it is WHY I AM
LOUD AND BOISTEROUS! . ji
Royce Polkinghorn is novhtlyefipresiydent ofwthefllmerican Society for the Prevention of
work: fii, .,,,Q T ,itl P. T
Jean Rockwell is a tonlihfsfhgnfl 'lll Her them. song is "If You Knew Gertie Like I Know
Gertie!" 'J J 4 T
Senator Happy Backmqhn isintroduging db!!! in the State Legislature to reinstate the
Marcia Putnam ls a daring' test pilot for the new Mercury Saucermobile for Peterson
Motors. f ' , U
Louis Adams is stillltrying to get theiclass of '51 to pay their class dues so we weren't
able to pay him or visit! r
Darrell McCuen has joined theForeign Legion. Boy, talk, about o woman being the
destruction of a man! jj f T t i
Ruby Curry is a missionary to South Africa. iShe's had some pretty narrow escapes with
head-hunters! 1 A '
Gary lverson is standing on a soap box in Central Park suporting aj non-existent party
by the name of Republican. Hels getting the money. to dothisfifrom the eccentric llil-
lionaire Ruth Stroup! L J
Joe MCardle and his cute little blonde wife have gone .into the laundry business. They
thought they mightas well start a launclryiim they have so many three-corhered dish-
towels of their own! -V ' 4 T A f
Nadine Harder is jus! announcing' her 20th engagement.
Paul Bird has madeia fortune omdoor mats. They have the words "Home Tweet Home"
printed on them! M t T
Betty Ann Enders just wana beauty contest and is known as The Beautifulblonde' With
The Backward Father!
Jerry Beck is modeling ladies bathing suits for the Stylish Stouts Corporation! This seems
appropriate as Jerry was our favorite model of feminine apparel back in Ponca High.
Bob Rahn is refereeing for lady wrestlers over TV everyday.
Patricia Putman has fulfilled her life's desire-running an old maid's home for bachelors!
Bill Anderson is the mayor of Martinsburg and is coaching the Martinsburg High School
football team. They just defeated Wakefield 70-O!
Dorothy Severance is just beginning to recuperate from a very serious nervous break-
down that she suffered while getting annual ads ready back in '5l!
Jim Lowe and Willis Stading are among the ten best-dressed men of the year and are
considered the most eligible bachelors of all time!
After eating a very delicious lunch at Esther Kuehler's drive-in on the outskirts of Ponca,
we bid Mr. Ellyson good-by and re-enter our flying saucermobile.
My, but it's been a busy day and it's about time we left this land of the future and come
down to earth. This prophecy may have been a bit far-fetched, but we know that our
class is in for a very successful future.
Farewell, Ponca High School. Hello, Tomorrow!
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