St Joseph High School - Crescent Yearbook (St Joseph, MI)

 - Class of 1956

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' N-, Saint Joseph Hugh School WML QV in X225 ya-1, f P5 z fic ff-rwfifvhf VW lx Lf! ,x'1-if Z Zi X A ,-2521 fi, P or AM v +47 MLLMM Z Z of 1 955411 J a M 9 f1U1fj??5?,,1 TvigBLEpgjjQGCQHIGi5IZg1?g! -5XY . 4 2,1 6-75-lx? s- 9 , 1o-165 N 17 31' 18-38 39-MN? 52-67 1 X1 68-91 'f J 92-93 Q55 94-95M K 1 2 A 3 'Q F, Here is Your Community Winter Sport ln the winter season you will find everyone turn- ing to the skating rink for recreation. ln the frosty air skates ring on crisp ice, and skaters move to the rhythms of such tunes as Rock Around the Clock and Moments to Remember. 10' S K x State Street p Saint Joseph 'una Summer Fun For long, lazy summer vacation days, you may choose the tumbling waves and stinging spray of Lake Michigan's Shore. You can lie on the gleaming white sand and toast yourself a golden tan. You can venture out on the lake in a sailboat. Then there are beach picnics and midnight swims to remember. 'LLL 1 Q -we ' R ' - ' .. ' f 7- Akhk: wir: .-,. .fi-nv - 5 X F a I n t O S I C I g a n .:k, K..: 5 ws? . , num is nn Country Roads Travel iust 3.5 miles away from Saint Joseph, down Rocky Gap Road, and you will come to Rocky Gap Park. Here you will find privacy lyou hopel and a moonlit view of Lake Michigan. One block from the main thoroughfare I- , ,Q ., is sure smear, the heart of saint 1.4 fyjgfg - Joseph. To the high school crowd, it ' 51325-'S ,K ' ' ' suggests Friday nights at the Patio, a ' 'N S" lfff"Q -9 N soda at Gillespie's, formals at the Hat ' 'Q Box, an afternoon's shopping at Rimes', buying a new suit at Blake's or Ger- sonde's, and cruising around town in a newly acquired convertible. y Scenic Beauty .y, Once a main commercial waterway for southwestern Michigan, today the Saint .loseph River serves as a playground for those who enioy the outdoors. For all, it presents beautiful scenic views changing with the seasons, to the fisherman, it offers a string of carp and an occasional bass, to the Country Club golfer, it gives a reminder of a lost ball on No. 8, and to the teenager it recalls leisure hours at Riverview. 5 Here are Your Hi hlight SEPTEMBER 7. School begins, seniors take over 8. Fun ends, homework begins 15. Mazenblue gets underway, individual pictures taken 16. St. Joe trips Godwin Heights, 20-13 20-21. Iowa tests versus SJHS- Iowa tests win! 23. Bears romp over Chicago Roosevelt, 27-0 25. Senior boys peroxide hair 30. St. Joe meets Grand Haven in scoreless tie OCTOBER 6 Stagestruck Seniors tryout for "Down to Earth" 7 Bears scalp Dowagiac Chiefs, 14-12, in the Mudbowl 10 Junior Class magazine sale goes over the top 13 Marching band festival at Buchanan 14 18. Holland outscores Bears, 32-14 27-28. MEA, flrst long weekend 28 St. Joe shears South Haven Rams, 33-7 31 Niles Vikings trip St. Joe, 21-7 Police entertain at Sock Hop-served its Halloween purpose NOVEMBER 4. Buchanan bucks Bears, 13-7 9. Upperclassmen inquire into the future-College Night 18-19. Seniors present "Down to Earth", Cast and Crew entertained at GiImore's 23. Thanksgiving Assembly-second long week end 29. Bears open cage season on right foot-Grand Haven defeated, 57-55 DECEMBER 1. School goes iuvenileg lollipop craze arrives 3. Bears defeat Kendallville, 70-52 7:60 Show-the band goes South of the Border Bears romp over Buchanan, 54-39 9. 10. Chicago Dunbar downs Bears, 67-62 15. Seniors are measured for caps and gowns 16. St. Joe triumphs over Niles, 67-51 21. Santa Claus Buursma arrives with his ack P Winter Wonderland Dance at Elks Club 27. Bears down Holland, 74-53 of I955- 956 3 JANUARY 3. School resumes- back to the salt mines 6. Holland Christian stops St. Joe, 62-60 6-7. Mixed Chorus presents "The Lowland Sea" 13. Bears whip Dowagiac Chiefs, 54-31 17. Senior boys grow beards 20. Semester ends - linal exams - Down with education! 20. Bears outscore Holland, 67-64 23. New semester begins -On with education! 24. Muskegon Catholic Central falls to the Bears, 75-53 27. Holland Christian edges St. Joe, 64-61 FEBRUARY 3. Bears swamp Buchanan, 80-53 4. St. Joe stops Grand Haven, 79-68 10. Bears push by Niles, 65-64 11. Heartbeat held for Twin City Y-Teens 17. Bears trimmed by Dowa- i giac, 75-73 18. Student Council Variety Show Financial Success 24. St. Joe runs over Mus- kegon Catholic Central, 88-54 24. Sharon Ruthsatz entertains a "few friends" at a in A 'E 3 slumber party 24-25. Lost Weekend!!! MARCH 2. Band and Orchestra take "firsts" at District Contest ,W 7. Tournaments begin, Bears lick Buchanan, 57-44 9' 10. Bears win District, Dowagiac taken, 47-44 15. Career Day! Time Marches On 16. SJHS defeats Allegan in Regionals 17. Bears bow out of tournaments, lose to State High 23. Benton Harbor exchange assembly 24. Thespians go to Kalamazoo 30. Easter Assembly and Vacation - Five days of Freedom APRIL 9. School resumes 13. County Institute-twenty-four for free 21. State Contests for band and orchestra at Ann Arbor 27-28. Junior Class presents Tattletale MAY 11. Orchestra Concert - Sweet strings sing 19. Prom - who needs money? 30. Memorial Day Holiday Mazenblues distributed Lats week of Senior classes and tests JUNE 3. Baccalaureate Sunday 4. Senior Picnic- Who will get a bath this year? 7. ws happy time! COMMENCEMENT 8. Summer vacation begins Board of Education Seated, left to right: Mr. Place, Mr. Reddel, Dr. Bliesmer, Mr. Starke, Mr. Honens. Standing: Mr. Herkner, Mr. Sprunger, Mx. Gillespie. Board of Education The Board of Education of the Saint Joseph Public Schools is responsible for educational policy and planning. At a monthly meeting with Superin- tendent Place, they are giving their attention to the reports of the White House Conference on Education. ,u--"- I Here you see a father and son team coming to school. They are Mr. Place, our school superintendent and his son Jim, one of our seniors X. Mr. Luitie, who is administrative assistant at St. Joseph High School and is in charge of student attendance, fills out a pass for Dave Williams, the month's Junior Rotarian. The Educational Program of the School Saint Joseph High School offers many challenging courses to its students. The academic studies give a foundation in the liberal and fine arts as well as con- structive advancement in sciences and mathematics. Basically these subiects furnish the groundwork for further study in colleges and universities. The courses in the practical arts give practice in home management and preparation for iobs in offices and in- dustry. The commercial and industrial arts departments otfer credit for on-the- iob training as well as courses in the basic skills of each department. The high school also offers some special educational helps. The school has a library and a school librarian. A speech correctionist is available for con- sultation and help. The school nurse and her monitors olfer health service. One of the most rapidly expanding parts of the school curriculum is the driver's training program. ln the faculty section which follows, you will see pictures of the teachers at work carrying out the educational plans of the school. "Speak right into the mike, Judi," says Mr. MacKay, the principal, to Judi Jasper, a senior speech student. Here is Your clministration The high school secretaries are Mrs. lindal and Mrs, Welsh. Mrs. Lindal keeps the school attendance records, and Mrs. ' ' Welsh does the bookkeeping for high school accounts. Mn. cron is secremry 'O Mr' more and the Board of Education, Mrs. Scott, who is consulting with her, is Mr Luitie's secretary. Here is Your Facult Academic Program Dick Kesterke, a junior in Miss Webster's English class, listens as Maybelline, who The ivniers in MY- 5PUn99'1l-'el'9'5 English M--ef. English class listen attentively as he reads to them. has stayed over from the Hi-Y initiation, comments, "You took the words right out of my thesaurus." To help Jeanne Olihoff and Annette M555 While, One of me nlnll' Muenzer find nouns and pronouns, Mrs. grade English ledfhefit looks Pede, sophomore English teacher, demon- through her files to flhd ihfbr- strates through sentence dingrarnming. 1 mation concerning the ninth O - Srade, for which she is coun- l' NUT V.,-1 mul: al 5-al Senor, yin- ug., ...ntl uvcf De ffl. .saw-A.. Sr ...ce blul' wuku English ahd Social Stuclies meal Liz Slawsan puts away her books in prevaration for listening to English records in Miss Ireson's literature class. .Da-1. Mrs. Hemingway is shown with Margie Herb- streit and Tom Huckins, two of her eighth grade students. Mrs. Hemingway teaches classes which combine English with United Jugs 99 make sure Louise Rhodes points out "We have an idea," say Jim Hardin 59995 l'l9'0fY- the right place on the map to Joe Long, Miss and Pat Bertog to Mr. Schnese, one Tomlinson stands by. of the teachers of iunior high school English. 10 Social Studies United States history teacher Mr. Davis, who Mr. Ropele, the iunior class counselor, is Mr. Evans takes a moment to pose for a also adyises the Student Council, is shown discussing next year's schedule with staff photographer. In the background is with o group of students planning the Variety Sandra Youngblood. Mr. Ropele also the fifth hour civics class, hard at work Show. teaches senior sociology classes. on a written assignment. if I -s -' Mr, Heathcote reads avidly from the Although Mr. Blum 59,-ikes on easy book, When Men Are Free. His interested Places of historical interest are pointed out as pose, seniors discover his method gf listeners are ninth grade civics students, Mr. Buursma does some map study with world teaching government is far from JON' Zeflef and -lane' Zilkowski. history students, Carlene Anderson and Ray relaxing. Cou-Iombe. , L Latin anguages Spanish fa suit' ' Miss Robb, who says she definitely went to school Mary Fast and lliave Conrad are reviewing their with Caesar, checks her watch in a characteristic SPGYIISH IBSSOF1 Wlfh the help Of Mr. Benson. Mr. way as late arrivals hurry to their lockers. 590500 also leflfhes l0W'Wl'5m- ll -....-ff ' Sciences DUYif'9 'he nfsff Sixth, und SeVe'1ll1 l'0U"5 Mr. Greene assists Carol Moore and Dave of Hill' dUYf MY- zlfk eXPlUl'15 'he "mi" Poole with the arrangement of their acIes" of science to his eighth grade biology notes. classes. Mr. Larkin shows Warren Geisler, a chemistry stu- dent, the proper procedure of water distillation. X X Under the observing eye of Mr. Hartmann, Dana Paxson and Hal Story perform an experiment for eighth grade science. Mathematics As Butch Moniot watches, Mr. Higgs demonstrates the intricacies of the diagonals of a rectangle dur- ing noon hour geometry class. Bruce Schadler and Arthur Keeter are learning from Mr. Brittan why their arithmetic problems do not 12 check. Mr. Free is seen with Judy Hughes, a senior. The use of the slide rule simplifies computations in ad- vanced mathernatlcs courses. Mrs. Johnson, ninth grade instructor, watches Chuck Moore and Mary liskey as they master the funda- mentals of algebra. Fine Arts With violin in hand, Mr. Erbach helps members of the orchestra over the more difficult parts of the day's practice. Mr. Howard stops for a moment to pose for a picture as the band prepares for a performance. 3 I . ,,, Y. s I Marcia Heiftenf 0 iU'1f"f 'W' M'- 'WE' U" 'TWH Guided by Miss icnawiyx amniifiaon, Phil away W0'k"'9 W"l' lk? M'xe"'l chorus as l ev wo' on attempts to live up to the an classes' motto, "We SIGNS f0" the 5P"n9 feilwal- are picture makers, not picture takers." Physical Education A . 5 K X Miss Gehres, refereeing girls' volley ball, is assisted Mr. Haack officiates as two members of the third hour gym by Carol Eckman. class engage in wrestling. Other class members are inter- ested spectators. 13 Practical Arts Industrial Arts Standing outside the vocational office are Mr. Adams and Mr. Heckathorne with Co-operative Training students, Art Siewert and Deanna Zawilla. There are more than forty seniors enrolled in the class for on-the-iob training. Mr. Hansen teaches classes in mechanical drawing. Here he is explaining a drawing to Michael Pedde. in-rf" Here is Mr. Durfee taking roll in study hall. In addition to his industrial arts classes, Mr. Durfee supervises second and .sixth hour study halls. lf Horst Herzog, a machine shop student, watches Mr. Standen, who is demonstrating the operation of a milling Mr. Murphy assists Ron Peo, a fourth hour woodshop mqghine. student, who is learning to operate the circular saw. yy iHomemaking Arts 2x ,, .::Ae.SdE,r4,i,'w,.g.i:A ,+I F In the dining room of the homemaking arts apartment, Julie Noren, Jane Mutz, and Carolyn Wendelken demonstrate proper table setting. Putting her approval on their work is Mrs. Raymer, the cooking teacher, Mrs. Sexton is adiusting a suit coat for Deanna Diamond. In the background is Janet Roth, busy at her work. Both girls are students in Mrs. Sexton's class in advanced clothing. Commercial Arts Miss Dunbar, the Senior Class counselor, helps Craig Watt as he plans his senior curriculum. The counselors also give infor- mation concerning college requirements. Miss Dunbar teaches classes in typing and advanced shorthand. As Lucille Smith types a business letter, Miss Theisen is dictating to Carol Nuechterlein, The bookkeeping class is undying 0 sgagemeng of one of her shorthand Students, M555 Theisen income and expense. The teacher, Miss Reed, is M"- 50""""" looks "'- GISD teaches CIUSSGS in 5Peefh and df'-'mallfs explaining the work of the day to Marlene Miller and directs the class plays, and Sally Johannes. 15 Health Education 3 i Mrs. Richards, the school nurse, and monitor Carol Moore make use of the eye chart in giving eye tests. Driver Education 16 Speech Correction Special Education Library Science Mrs. Kasischke, speech correctionist for the St. Joseph and Fairplain schools, is having a conference with a high school student. The school librarian, Miss Swanson, gives training to student librarians. JU'-'IY Christman, a senior library monitor, is learning how to type library cards. "Hands at ten and two," says Mr. Karsten, the school's vet- eran driver training instructor. Rae Marie Marshall and Linda Dalrymple are about to enter one of the two dual control cars used for the class. The course includes thirty hours of class- room instruction and six enioyable hours behind the wheel of a Chevrolet or Ford. Here is Your Maintenance Staff Bus Drivers l it .K iv - LY fr f, l" T wqgicriif T Q ,neg x,,' ' -cmd , .. MF- l-ittdt-Il. supervisor of the maintenance de- The school buses are driven by Mr. Peck, Mr. Shoup, and Mr. Tunis. Mr. Tunis and Mr. partment, inspects a table saw. Shoup are waiting for the three o'clock exodus from the high school. Custodian l Not Pictured: Mr. Peck and Mr. Mlynek, . . , . . ' , h k h re - Mrs.hPlschke is general custodian of the school. Mr. TJOJZEST ir: 5l:t:dYy::,:::roPv:N:i:,oLf :o:.,:n:L, sm., serves as bmldmg engmeer' equipment which has been added to the main- tenance department. Cafeteria Staff Mrs. Hess, hot lunch cook, is assisted by student helpers, Robert Hart, Emil LaVioIette, James Mench- ' h am is under the mger, Ronald Hart, Ruth Waldenmaier, and Larry Johnson. The noon hour Iunc pr09I' 7 supervision of Mrs. Raymer, who this year inaugurated cafeteria serving. 1 Here 's Your Class of I9 6 JAMES R. BERNARD "When ioy and duty clash, let duty go to smash." Jim Bernard is a natural leader who has served his class well. In addition to his conscientious and admirable leadership as class presi- dent for the past two years, he has participated in many of the sports altered at SJHS, including golf, bas- ketball, and intramurals. He has been an active member of the Student Council. After playing the part of an angel in the senior play, Jim became a member of Thespians. His musical talents have shown in his four years' work in band, pep band, and orches- tra. He is a member of the National Honor Society. SUSAN SCOTT "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kind- ness?" Sue Scott is one of the most active and versatile girls in the class. As a iunior she was elected to the National Honor Society. She served as under- class editor of the Mazenblue. Her participation in Thespians followed her work as iunior play director, she was also a member of the senior ploy cast. Sue is a member of the Windup Staff, Future Teachers, and Y-Teens. She has taken part in vocal music as a member of the mixed chorus and madrigal singers. Sue's friendliness and willingness to help will be long remembered by her classmates. 18 The Cfficers PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT James Bernard Richard Sheldon Susan Scott TREASURER L James Burrows RICHARD S. SHELDON, JR. "He loves to have his share of fun But not before his work is done." In the middle ol his iunior year, Dick Sheldon enrolled at SJHS, com- ing from Dayton, Ohio, in the short time that he has been here, he has established himself as an outstand- ing student. He was chosen edltor of the 1956 Mazenblue and last summer attended the iou-'nalism school for yearbook editors as well as Boys' State. As a member of the Student Council, he diligently promoted an Honor Roll. He was elected to mem- bership in the National Honor So- ciety this year. Dick has been a iunior and senior varsity tennis player. JAMES BURROWS "I hurry not, neither do I worry." Jim Burrows always has o good word for everyone. When there is a iob to be done, he is the first to help. He worked hard on the '55 magazine sale. He has been a spark behind the Junior Bowling League for the past four years. He has also been a very consistent scorer in golf. As an outstanding performer in both iunior and senior class plays, he won membership in the Thespian Society. He was also elected to the National Honor Society. He will always be remembered for his quick wit and well timed humor. The Executive Board Standing, left to right: Jim Bernard, Max Klemm, Jack Ristau, Jim Burrows, Dick Sheldon, Jim Place, Bill Winkel, Dave Siewert, Jim Brown. Seated: Miss Dunbar, class advisor, Barbara Leatz, Judy Hughes, Connie Kruggel, Sue Scott, Judy Christman, Gail Gersonde, Gretchen Gilmore. Class History The class of 1956 began its varied history when 119 seventh graders started their school life at Saint Joseph Junior High School in September of 1950. Two years later this number was swelled to 192 by students from the Lutheran school and the township schools. As sophomores, the class formed a constitution, elected officers, and became an organized group of the school. Officers for the year were Jim Marquardt, president, Jim Brown, vice-president, Paula Bylic, secretary, and Bob Gusse, treasurer. Junior officers were Jim Bernard, president, Jim Brown, vice-president, Judy Hughes, secretary, and Frank Ashley, treasurer. In the iunior year the class held its first "over the top" magazine sales campaign, presented the play "No More Homework," and sponsored the Junior-Senior Prom. Sportswise the years have been interesting, particularly for basketball fans. The varsity squads of 1951 and 1953 brought home state championships, one of the great thrills of the senior year was the exciting basketball tournaments, which climaxed a highly successful season. The class of '56 has itself excelled in sports and has had an abundance of athletes. The senior year has naturally been the biggest. The magazine sale was followed by "Down to Earth," a clever fantasy chosen as the class play. Class week activities round out the year and the history of the class. Senior "stop" and "dress-up" days, the picnic, open-house parties, Baccalaureate Sunday, and finally the long awaited Commencement Day precede the time when the class of 1956 will take its place with the alumni of Saint Joseph High School. XJ' I'd give the world if iust once more John's laughter could be heard - If I could walk the halls with him, And hear his friendly word. I think of him often too And the happy years we spenty I think of iust how quickly And how tragically he went. ELEGY FOR JOHN I know that Heaven has claimed him .And that he is happy there, But when I think how young he was It doesn't seem quite fair. l think of Johnny's carefree laugh And the friendly iokes we shared. l'm sure John knows we all miss him And knows how much we cared. - Gail Ge John C. Whittaker March 24, 1938 August 31, 1955 now rsonde LOIS ARCHUT F WILLIAM A. ACHTERBERG "Someday I shall see what my life has come to mean." One of the most active boys in the class is BILL ACHTERBERG. He has shown fine musical talent as a trom- bonist. He is a member of the band, pep band, orchestra, Thespians, Future Teachers, and the National Honor Society. Bill gave an excellent portrayal of Mr. Lundquist in the iunior play and was a senior play director. RICHARD ONDELL AKINS "Silence has its virtues, appreciated by all, From the ladder of success we're sure he'lI never fall." DICK AKINS is a boy with a fine personality. His quiet manner and polite ways have made him outstand- ing. His hobbies include sports, he was a member of the freshman basketball team and the baseball team in his iunior and senior years. RANK LYNN ASHLEY If work interferes with pleasure, cut out the work." Happy-go-lucky, sparkling, and carefree give a picture of the per- sonality of LOIS ARCHUT. Her ac- tivities have included Booster Club in her freshman year and Usher Club this year. She enjoys watching foot- ball and basketball games and has been an ardent supporter of the SJHS teams. DONALD WAYNE BAUM "If you're going to get there-go!" DONALD BAUM is a congenial and easygoing member of the i956 class. His determination is admired by all. Rating high among his extracurricular interests are automotive mechanics and sports. Don will long be remem- bered for his friendliness and co- operativeness. CAROL GAY BERNDT "Not too serious, not too gay- iust a nice girl in every way." CAROL BERNDT plans to make teaching her profession. She is an excellent student and takes pride in keeping a high scholastic re:ord. Among her activities have been the Mazenblue Staff, play committees, Future Teachers, and Y-Teens. Her friends like her for her good humor and her refreshing personality. "Silence is a hard argument to answer." One of the most valuable students of the graduating class is FRANK ASHLEY. His assistance in many school proiects has benefited all con- cerned. He has been a member ol the National Honor Society, class play committees, Camera Club, and Junior Achievement. As Mazenblue staff photographer, Frank has been responsible for many of the year' book pictures. RICHARD K. BELL "We learn not in school, but in life." DICK BELL is both friendly and de- pendable. His interests are centered on automobiles and outdoor sports, he flnds satisfaction in hunting, fish- ing, and water skiing. Dick has been noticeably active in such school ac- tivities as the class play committees, Junior Achievement, Hi-Y, track team, and intramurals. BARBARA BIASTOCK "Sweet things are what I say To .anyone who comes my way." Perhaps BARBARA BIASTOCK will be best remembered for her lovely face and sweet smile. Her activities include sophomore operetta, mixed chorus, and style show as well as lunior play committees. As a senior Barb has been an efficient cofop student. She is an excellent seam- stress and enioys homemaking. RICHARD L. BINGHAM You'd hardly expect .a quiet man, To raise such a rough-house as he can." it One of DICK BlNGHAM'S hobbies has been automotive mechanics, he has followed this interest by working part time as a service station at- tendant. He also enioys hunting and fishing. Dick's good humor has made him popular and companionoble. ROGER HARRY BISCHOFF "Why worry about tomorrow when you can have fun today?" ROGER BISCHOFF has had a strong interest in sports during his high school career. He has been a willing and diligent worker, his cheerful disposition has made him a valuable friend. Bish has displayed a talent for manual training and has turned out many fine pieces of cab- inet work. l . DOROTHY BRYANT JAMES DWIGHT BROWN "Every industrious man is a valuable man." JIM BROWN has achieved an out- standing academic record. His quiet, thoughtful manner is admired by everyone. As a iunior he was elected to the National Honor Society. He has been business manager for the Mazenblue. His other activities in- clude Junior Achievement, Windup Staff, Camera Club for three years, football, and golf. HAZEN BROWNLOW, JR. "Full of fun with a devilish mind: To Fuzzy, scvhool can't be .a grind." HAZEN BROWNLOW is known to his classmates as Fuzzy. Although he has a quiet manner, his friends are many, His leading interests are hunting and fishing. Automobile mechanics and outdoor sports rank high for him. Fuzzy will be best re- membered for his cheerful disposi- tion and friendliness. LAMAR E BU LLOCK "A quieter person Could never be foundp By work accomplished, You know she's around." DOROTHY BRYANT came to SJHS from Benton Harbor High in the middle of her senior year. Her in- terests include ice-skating, roller skating and dancing. Dorothy is a co-op student. She has a friendly manner and in her short time here has made many friends. RONALD D. BURR "Where there's a will, There's a way." Two of RON BURR'S interests are cars and photography. He plans to enter college next year to take train- ing as an electrical engineer. He played football in his ninth and tenth grades and still finds sports interesting. First semester he worked afternoons as a co-op student. PAULA JOANNE BYLIC "Dates are her favorite fruit." PAULA BYLIC'S poise makes her stand out in any group. She has achieved a good academic record. Among her activities are Library Club, Windup Staff, United Nations Club, Y-Teens, and National Honor .- . 149.02 -xr- Presi- dent of Future Nurses and plans to Society. She was a very able embark on a medical career medical technologist. 22 OSC RICHARD CARLSON "The girl that gets me is lucky." DICK CARLSON has kept very busy throughout his high school career. He enioys hunting, fishing, outdoor sports, and American history. His efforts on the football squad have been appreciated. Dick became a member of Thespians for his part in the iunior play. He has also be- longed to Hi-Y and Library Club. ,-.W A Q . gg . fggflzmv' 115 F- M -. H, 1 1, s 2 .4 23, ri' . , gf . flifq 'f ' ' " . 1- .xl -. . H k ,,-fg:- -X - , , J ,,'.fx, -'3if'?'z':. . u X i - 11: . if . V .Q- t fflg,-lf. .. g My WILLIAM L. CARMACK "Learning results in perfection - but who wants to be perfect?" We laugh and learn with LARRY "Common sense rs the knack of opening things as they are, and doing them .as they ought to be done." LAMAR BULLOCK is known to his friends as "Dutch." In the academic Held his main interest is math. Dutch has been kept busy this year telling of the many experiences he enioyed while spending the summer of '55 in Germany as a guest of a former exchange student, Ulrich Zahlten. NANCY LOUISE BURRESON "She makes new friends With a cheery "Hi", Her bubbling personality Will never die." Fun should have been NANCY BURRESON'S middle name. She has sparkling wit and a cheerful dispo- sition. Nancy has participated ac- tively in Thespians, Future Nurses, and on the play committees. She will be remembered as the glam- orous Shalimar in the iunior play. BEVERLY ANN CALLEN DAR "She can't sit still, She loves to wiggle, A cute little girl, With a cute little giggle." The first thing that you notice about BEV CALLENDAR is her eyes. She bubbles over with enthusiasm too. She won membership in the Thespians by her portrayal of Midge in the iunior play. She has also been an active member of Y-Teens, Junior Achievement, and the play commit- tees. CARMACK. He will always be re- membered for his unique sense of humor and his red hair. lorry par- ticipated in football during his soph- omore year. He really did a "bang up" performance in the senior play. QM 'G JUDITH ANNE CHRISTMAN "Snapping eyes and coal black hair - A dashing smile that's always there." Vivacious charm makes JUDY CHRISTMAN one of the most pleas- ing girls of the class. She is an able student but found time for Student Council, Variety Show, class play committees, Library Club, Spanish Club, and Y-Teens. "Chris" has pro- moted school spirit as a varsity cheerleader. EARL WILLARD CLAY "He looks shy, but you never can tell." Quiet though he is, friendly EARL CLAY excels in many things. He made a valuable contribution to the SJHS varsity basketball team. Out- side of school his greatest interests have been hunting, fishing, sports, and automotive mechanics. FRANKLIN TERRY comv siiiii I ' If you take life too seriously, you'll A Besides you can't get out of it ' .s. ", TERRY cousv is e quiet and re- 3' served member of the class. After l . attending Saint Joseph Junior High, M ' fl Terry spent his sophomore year at ' ' Kentucky Military Institute. He re- Jn, pained the class last year. Terry has X E been a member of the tennis team Q' A Lf ' I and has worked on the Mazenblue. CAROL COSS Her smiles are many, and all so CAROL COSS is the vivacious, sparkling secretary of the Student Council She has also been a mem- ber of the class executive board. Carol worked diligently on the play committees and was a member of Future Nurses She worked at the hospital as a co-op student during the second semester. KARLA CRAIG Cheerful and gay, with a serious A sweeter girl you'll never find." Fellow classmates recognize the responsible and capable qualities of KARLA CRAIG She has been a very efficient student of typing and short- hand and plans to become a secre- tary Karla has been a member of Usher Club and in her freshman year belonged to YTeens. """5vn-e THOMAS H. CORBETT "lt takes a wise man to discover a wise man." After spending his iunior year at Andover, TOM CORBETT joined the class last September. He has been a member of the band this year and has played first chair clarinet for the orchestra. Tom has a high scholastic rating: he hopes to go on ta medical school after college. JUDITH ELLEN COTTRELL "The diHicult thing in life is the choice." JUDY COTTRElL'S wit and captivat- ing humor will be long remembered by her classmates. She has estab- lished herself as a hard worker and her good scholastic record displays her capabilities. Judy's interest in music has led her to participate in both band and orchestra. JAMES CURTIS "Pleasure does not allow much time for work." Carefree is the word that best describes JIM CURTIS. He can usually be seen cruising around the school in his light green "Chevy." Despite the fact that Jim spends much time with his car, he has had the time to participate in football, baseball, and Intramurals. RUTH DAHRING JOAN CAROL DAVIDSON She has a smile for everyone, A manner sweet, and always fun." RUTH DAHRING is a sweet and pleasant person, whom you probably will see coming from shorthand or typing class, as she is a commercial student. She has a quiet disposition but is friendly and easy to know. Always merry never glum Makes a bright and cheerful chum." JOAN DAVIDSON with her blue eyes and strawberry blond hair is cheerful and well liked and has a sense of humor and congenial dis- position. Joan's interest in sports made her a team member ol the girls' basketball team for two years. In her sophomore and junior Years she sang with the mixed chorus. DONNA LOU DRAPER ROGER DEAL "Tall .and shy, a regular guy." ROGER DEAL played actively for three years on the football team. He is a friendly and cooperative student and classmate. Among his activities have been Hi-Y, intra- murals, and Camera Club for two years. He is recognized by his friends as the BIG DEAL of SJHS. DAVID DOROW "Teachers in heaven? Then let me stay here." DAVE DOROW holds a place in the athletic spotlight, participating in football, basketball, track, and in- tramurals and excelling in baseball. Held in high esteem by all ot his friends and teammates, Dave is a dependable fellow whose aim is to please. A frrendl What more need be said?" An active and versatile girl is DONNA DRAPER. In her freshman and sophomore year she participated in volleyball and basketball. Donna will be remembered for her good sportsmanship and winning ways. She has aso taken a great interest in radio work and would like to attend broadcasting school. VICTORIA SUE DUNCAN "Saint Joe was glad to see you come, You're great and liked by everyone." VICKY DUNCAN came to SJHS in her senior year from East Grand Rapids. With her pleasing disposition and friendly smile Vicky has won the friendship of everyone and has shown great interest in all the activities of our school. FREDERICK EHRHARDT "Where's there's a crowd, he'll surely be, Telling some jokes and laughing with glee." School routine has been bright- ened by FRED EHRHARDT's quick wit and humor, He won first place in the "I speak for Democracy" contest. His dramatic talentand imagination were evidenced in his presentation of character parts in the class plays. He was emcee for the Variety Show. vi Still waters run deep. JOHN DRUVA has been one of the quieter, more studious boys of the graduating class. His hobbies include designing and building of iet planes. John plans to study aviation at Parks College of Aeronautical Technology next year. MARY EHRENBERG 'A sunny disposition and a ready smile." A pretty face and a pleasant smile characterize MARY EHRENBERG. During her senior year, she has found much satisfaction in her work at the Bell Telephone Company as a co-op student. In her spare time Mary has been an active member of Y-Teens. Her cheerful disposition has made her well liked. ELAINE ENGLER "There's nothing like fun." The favorite pastimes of ELAINE ENGLER are connected with music as she plays the accordion and enioys dancing. Elaine is a good student and an avid reader. Her outside activities include work for the Booster Club as a freshman and efficient service on the iunior play com- mittees. LEROY E. ESCHLER 'Every man is a volume if you know how to read him." 4 Tall, quiet, and good-looking - these describe LEROY ESCHLER. He is keenly interested in cars, and finds enioyment in hunting and fishing, like most of the senior boys. He has been a conscientious student on the co-op program, having held a part time iob for three years. Peanuts will also be remembered for his quiet, good humor. RONALD CARL FRITZ "Pleasure does not allow much time for work, therefore, drop the work." RON FRITZ is liked by everyone in the class. He is very easy to get along with and has on even dis- position. Outside of school, he is very interested in his part time iob at a dental laboratory, but he still has time for laughs and fun. Ron's favorite pastime is playing pool. He also finds time to do good school work. DONALD FROBEL "Learning makes a good mdn better." DON FROBEL does everything well. Hg is a good student, his musical ability has made him a valuable member of the band, pep band, and orchestra. Don also has a talent for drawing and provided the sketch for the cover design of the Mazenblue. Don has an after-school iob which help, to keep him busy. His latest achievement was election to the National Honor SocietY' JANICE RUTH FROBERG "Always prepared." JAN FROBERG with her dramatic face and thoughtful friendliness will not soon be forgotten by her class- mates. Her activities have included Y-Teens, Thespians, Junior Achieve- ment, band, and orchestra. The senior play cast owes much to her for her excellent prompting. Jan has also been interested in dancing, and her ambition is to study modeling. JAMES GEISLER "Good personality, full of fun From early morn till the day is done." Hunting, fishing, and ice-skating cre JIM GElSLER'S favorite pastimes. He has also taken an active interest in the intramural sports program, competing for two years. A smile and a cheerful greeting make Jim popular with his classmates. WARREN GEISLER "The fewer the words, the greater the protit." Good athletic and scholastic rec- ords speak well for WARREN GEIS- LER. He has been a valuable mem- ber of the football, track, and intra- mural teams. Warren's outstanding personal characteristics are reserve, dependable spirit, and good humor. CAROL GERSONDE "Always a smile and a kind word for all." Excellent dramatic work in both iunior and senior plays is iust one of CAROL GERSONDE'S many accomplishments. She has a high scholastic standing and along with it clever wit, dependability, and a pleasing personality. "Cawa" has also been a member of Student Council, Mazenblue Staff, and band. She was elected as a senior to the VALARIE JEAN GEISLER "Laughing at this and laughing at that- We'd like ta know what she's laughing at." VAL GEISLER, a pretty bland of the class of '56, has a reputation for cheerfulness and willingness. She has been a dependable member of the Y-Teens throughout her high school years. ln the band she has played the bassoon and the glocken- spiei. VaIarie's good will is her un- forgettable characteristic. CARROLL WALTER GERBEL "Gerbs is a fellow with lots of wit. On the baseball field he's quite a hit." CARROLL GERBEL is an outstand- ing citizen of SJHS. He has served this year as vice-president of the Student Council. He is a member of the class executive board, Junior Achievement, Letter "S" Club, and Hi-Y. Carroll is a serious student, noted for his good conduct, consis- tency, and diligence. GAIL MAXINE GERSONDE "Unknown to her the rigid rule, The weary torture of the school." Perhaps GAIL GERSONDE'S great- est asset is her capacity for enjoying life. Her air of amusement as well as her sense of humor have bright- ened school for her classmates. She has been a member of the class executive board, Student Council, Y- Teens, and Spanish Club. Gail was a colorful Mrs. Ratchet in the iunior National Honor Society. -M.' vi, - I 7 ' 1 HILDEGARD GERSTENKORN "Cheerful and gay, with a serious mind, A sweeter girl, you'll never find." Among the very capable students taking part in the SJHS Co-op pro- gram is HILDEGARD GERSTENKORN. Her pretty face and ready smile have made her a pleasant com- panion. In her favorite pastime of table tennis, she is noted as a capable opponent. Hilda plans to follow a commercial career. play. VICTOR HOWAR D GILLETTE "He worries not, he hurries not, his calm is undisturbed." A reputation for willingness has been earned by VICTOR GILLETTE. Sports have been one of his main interests in high schooly he has played on the baseball team for three years and in his iunior year was out for basketball. Vic also finds much satisfaction in outdoor sports, hunting, and fishing. f GRETCHEN GILMORE "She's nice, fun, and clever- A better friend?-Never." GRETCH GILMORE has made many friends at SJHS. Possessing a flair for wearing clothes, she always looks attractive and well groomed. Gretch has been an active member of Y-Teens, was on the class executive board, served on the play com- mittees, and was hostess at the won- derful party following the senior play. ELIZABETH A. GLOSSINGER "When they passed out the gift of P9Pr She got a big sihare-you can bet." Sparkling and spirited are the trademarks of BETSY GLOSSlNGER's personality. In her iunior year she took part in the Variety Show. She has been a member ot class play committees, Y-Teens, Windup StatT, and Spanish Club. Betsy's first in- terest this year has been cheerlead- ing. JANET GOSSELAR "You can't call her bashful." JANET GOSSELAR has exhibited her abilities through her participa- tion in many school activities. She has displayed sincerity and depend- ability and has made many friends among her classmates. Janet has worked diligently on the Library Club, Thespians, Windup Staff, and will be remembered for her por- trayal of "June" in the senior play. SHIRLEY MAE GREENING "Never trouble trouble, till trouble troubles you." Although SHIRLEY GREENING seems shy and quiet, do not be mis- led, for she has many friends. Shirley especially enioys music and has played in the band for three years. During her senior year she worked at the V-M Corporation as a co-op student. BONNIE KAY GUSTAFSON "She puts her troubles in o box, Sits on top, and the lid she Iocks." A cheerful grin and a happy-go- lucky giggle give a picture of Bonnie Gustafson. She has been a valuable member of the band and orchestra. Her other activities have been the play committees, Booster Club, and Spanish Club. mg. N3 515 x -gang. 4-5-.. ,J 3' DENNIS GRAMS "Blessed is the man, who, 'having nothing to say, abstains from giv- ing us wordy evidence of the fact." DENNIS GRAMS is quiet, reserved, and unpretentious. He is both friendly and dependable. Dennis has achieved a satisfactory scholastic record: outside of school his interests center on hunting and fishing. ROBERT G. GUSSE "He that will conquer must light." BOB GUSSE is known to his friends as "Goose." He is fond of food, fe- males, and fun - in that order. Bob is an outstanding athlete of the graduating class, starring in basket- ball and participating in football and baseball. He is also a member of Letter "S" Club and Hi-Y. CAROL ELAINE HAAK "People say, wherever she may go, Now there's a girl who's nice to know." CAROL HAAK is a quiet girl with a multitude of friends and ready smile for everyone. Carol enioys singing as is indicated by her two years in mixed chorus. She is in- terested in nursing and has belonged to the Future Nurses Club. For the second semester she was o co-op JOYCE IRENE HAFER "Happiness was born to share." JOYCE HAFER will be remembered for her pretty smile and cheerful dis- position. She belonged to Future Nurses in her junior year and played baritone in the band for three YBGYS. Because of her interest in singing, she has been a member of her church choir. Joyce enioys ice skating as well as music. Her ambition is to travel. student CHARLES WILLIAM HAHNE "Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory." CHARLIE HAHNE ioined the senior class this year alter having attended high school in Gary, Indiana, ond Oak Park, Illinois. Music has always been his first interest. This year he has been an outstanding addition to the band as a cornetist. His interest in sports led him to participate in intramurals and to go out for track. RUSSELL HASSE "A welcome smile- A joke or two." DELORIS HARDIN Her quiet ways, her thoughts supreme, Are not complete without her dreams." DELORIS HARDIN came to SJHS in her iunior year, having pre- viously attended Benton Harbor High School. She worked on the senior play committees and has also been an active member of the Usher Club. Deloris, quiet and reserved, has nonetheless made many friends in her year here. ROBERT HART Seldom has he much to say, Yet he's friendly in every way." Genial and hard-working describe B08 HART. His reputation as a dependable worker has won atten- tion from all who know him. His interests include hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports. He has been one of the noon hour cafeteria workers. STEPHEN HATCH "Oh mischief, thou art swilt to enter into the thoughts of men." A wide field of athletic activities has been chief among RUSSELL HASSE's interests. Russ has been an able student and has been a good representative tor SJHS on the co-op program. His good humor has always been appreciated by his associates. HUGH JAY HEGLAND "Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." HUGH HEGLAND has always found much enioyment in nature and can be described as the most capable woodsman of the senior class. Be- sides his interest in nature, he also enioys athletics and has been a member of track, football, and intra- mural teams. MYRNA J. HERBERTSON "I like work, it fascinates me. l can sit and gaze at it for hours." For her tine portrayal of Miss Dill in the iunior play, along with as- sistance on play committees, MYRNA HERBERTSON became a member of Thespians. Her other activities are Y-Teens, mixed chorus, and co-op work at the Bell Telephone Com puny. STEVE HATCH's congenial but re- served manner is his personality trademark. He has acquired a circle of true triends who will long remem- ber his quick ond timely humor. His interests include automotive me- chanics and outdoor sports. He has also found much satisfaction in his iob. ROLENE DELORIS HENDRIX "Always willing to be helpful." ROLENE HENDRIX is friendly and dependable. She has worked in the high school library as a co-op slu- dent. ln the ninth grade she was an active member of the Booster Club. ln the ninth and tenth grades she played the sax in the band. She has also shown an interest in out- door activities such as horseback riding. BETTY LOU HERMANN "She looks like .an angel, and she acts like an angel, but you never can tell what an angel will do." Blue-eyed and blond describe BETTY HERMANN, one of SJHS's pret- tiest end most capable students. Betty has played the cornet in band and orchestra and has been a mem- ber ol Y-Teens and Junior Achieve- ment. She has also been a con- scientious student with a high HORST HEROLD HERZOG "One cannot always be a hero, But one can always be a man." HORST HERZOG came to SJHS from Germany in his sophomore year. He has proved to be a valuable addition to the school and the class. Horst's interest in athletics is shown by his participation on the soccer team in Germany and by his going out lor football here at SJHS. ROBERT EDWARD HlNZ "His silence is admirable." A quiet personality and congenial manner have been characteristic of BOB HINZ. His dependability and thoughtfulness are admired by his classmates. He is interested in sports and outdoor activities. academic record. ELLEN HOLLON "Kindness is something you cannot buy, But if you run short, she has an ample supply." Friendly, cheerful, and cooperative describe ELLEN HOLLON. Her activi- ties have included Mazenblue Staff, iunior play cast, play committees, Thespians, Y-Teens, and Windup Staff. Ellen was rewarded for her good citizenship and high academic record when she was chosen for the National Honor Society in her iunior THEODORE E. HORNUS "He'd rather hug a football than anything else l know." Good sportsmanship has charac- terized TED HORNUS's entire high school career. His activities have centered around sports-football, baseball, basketball, track, and intra- murals. Ted has been an active member of the Letter "S" Club. His good humor and friendly disposition have made him a worthy member of the class. year. JUDITH ANN HUGHES "Charms that strike the sight and a merit that wins the soul." Remarkable and worthwhile service to the class has made JUDY HUGHES an outstanding senior. Her activities include Student Council, class execu- tive board, assistant editor of the Mazenblue, play committees, Windup Stafi Y-Teens, and class secretary in her iunior year. Judy was one of the iuniors honored by membership in the National Honor Society. MIRIAM AILEEN JACKSON "I could be better if I would, But it's so lonesome being good." Happy, carefree, and gay best de- scribe MIRIAM JACKSON. Among her activities are Thespians, Y-Teens, senior play cast, Future Nurses, Mazenblue Staff, and band. She has done fine work with all of these so that her friends find it a pleasure to work with her. Mim's classmates will remember her fluency at writing. JUDITH JESCHKE "I look quiet, but you should get to know me." Her hilarious portrait of "Ruthie Teel" in the senior play gave every- one a chance to enioy JUDY JESCHKE's comic talent. Judy has also worked on the Mazenblue Staff, Y-Teens, and Library Club. A ready wit and a cooperative attitude have made her liked by both classmates SANDRA JANE HUTCHISON "Life isn't what it isp it's what you make it." SANDY HUTCHISON has a pleasant smile and congenial attitude. She will be best remembered as SJHS's gifted drum maiorette. In addition to leading the marching band, Sandy has been a talented clarinetist. Her other activities have included play committees, Future Teachers Club, Windup Staff, United Nations Club, Spanish Club, and National Honor Society. JUDITH JASPER "There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness." JUDl JASPER, with her attractive smile and friendly word for all, is a good companion. Her lovely sing- ing voice has won her much acclaim: she was an excellent performer for the Variety Show in her sophomore year. Among Judi's other activities have been Future Teachers, play committees, and madrigal singers. DALE JEWELL "He has a 'hi' and a grin for everyone." Friendliness, thoughtfulness, and cooperativeness have made many friends for DALE JEWELL throughout his high school years. He has en- ioyed hunting and tlshing outside of school. Dale's interest in cars is re- sponsible for his plan to take me- chanical training after graduation. and teachers. 28 LAWRENCE FRED JOHNSON "No sinner, not a saint perhaps, But just the very best of ch.aps." While LARRY JOHNSON has made no definite plans for the future, his chief present interest is automotive mechanics. He has been active on the intramural teams and has estab- lished himself as a worthy op- ponent and sportsman. Larry has a cooperative attitude and has proved trustworthy as a student. He will be remembered for his neat, well-groomed appearance. WALTER KARGUS "Impossible is a word I never use." WALT KARGUS has been one of the willing workers of the class. He was a hard worker on the stage committees for the senior play and the operetta. He qualified for mem- bership in the Thespians. During his iunior year, he was a member of the United Nations Club and president of the Camera Club, of which he was a member for three years. ANNA KASISCHKE "As brimful of mischief, wit, and glee, As any human form can be." A consistent and notable partici- pant in many school activities is ANNA KASISCHKE. She won her Thespian membership through able work on the class plays. Anna was the first place winner in the 1955 contest on "l Speak for Democracy." Her other activities include Mazen- blue Staff, Future Teachers, and Y-Teens: she is also a member of National Honor Society. ELDON C. KASISCHKE "l'll get there - iust give me time." Slow and easy-going describe ELDON KASISCHKE, one of the high school's outstanding athletes. While Eldon has excelled in basketball, he has also been an active member of the football, baseball, and golf teams. Aside from sports, "SKI" is a member of Letter "S" Club and of Hi-Y. JOYCE ANN KELM "An innocent face-but you never can tell." JOYCE KELM, refreshing and friendly, has the reputation of being one of the most accurate, punctual, and dependable girls in the class. She has been a reliable and cooperative member of the Mazenblue Stafl, play committees, Y-Teens, Future Nurses, and this last semester-Future Teach- ers. Her classmates appreciate her worth and friendliness. BETTY JANE KIETZEROW "How goodness heightens beauty." BETTY KIETZEROW has sparkling blue eyes and lovely brown hair. ln addition to enioying her school work, Betty takes an interest in singing and reading. Because she likes to work with children, she teaches Sunday school. Betty is a friendly and de- pendable girl. JOYCE KIRKSEY "Her smile is contagious." JOYCE KIRKSEY's ambition, she completes her high school educa- tion, is to become a secretary. She is taking a commercial course in school to prepare herself for the future which she has planned for herself. Joyce enioys reading. ready smile is the flrst thing notices about her. when high Her one MARIDEE KNUTH "Blondish hair and freckles galore, Although shy, she has smiles by the score." Friendliness, with a touch of devil- try, is characteristic of MARIDEE KNUTH. She is o friendly companion. Maridee has been an efiicenl co-op worker this year, among her activi- ties for previous years are operetta, mixed chorus, and Usher Club. CONSTANCE KRUGGEL NANCY JOAN KELM "I chatter, chatter as I go." NANCY KELM has a lively, imagi- native mind and enioys using her creative talents in writing. As a sophomore, competing with iuniors and seniors, Nancy won the "I Speak lor Democracy" contest. Nancy is interested in writing and has at times planned to enter iournalism. Her ambition now is to be a steward- ess. Nancy will be remembered for her smile. JOYCE ANN KIRBY "l'm not asking you- l'm tolling you." JOYCE KIRBY has proved to be an active and dependable student throughout her high school career. Her activities include Mozenblue Staff, play committees, Y-Teens, and band. She is popular among her classmates because she has a sense of humor and a desire for fun. Be- cause she enioys working with chil- dren, she intends to be an elemen- tary teacher. MAX KLEMM, JR. "All musicians are happy." For four years MAX KLEMM has thrilled his classmates with his play- ing of the sax. He has organized his own band and has provided en- tertainment for many high school dances. While music is his first in- terest, Max has also participated in the Student Council, the class execu- tive board, Future Teachers, football, and golf. He possesses lively good humor. "lt's nice to be natural when you're naturally nice." CONNIE KRUGGEL is one of the most vivacious girls in the senior class. Her zeal for work and fun make her an excellent companion. Connie has been a conscientious par- ticipant in many activities at school: these include mixed chorus, class executive board, Student Council, Windup StaH, Y-Teens, and Mazen- blue Staff. She is a member of Thespians and had a part in the senior class play. "A will to win and win he will." SON' WIFI!" BRUNO LANGE "Nothing endures but personal qualities." Also participating in the SJHS co-op program is BRUNO LANGE who is employed at Modar Incorpo- rated in Benton Harbor. His interests center chiefly around mechanics and he hopes to follow a career in this field after leaving high school. EMIL EDWIN LAVIOLETTE "He is well paid that is well satisfied." EMIL LA VIOLETTE has shown a great interest in farming as a career. Quiet friendliness has characterized his high school days. Aside from PATRICK KRUGH "Cares come and cares go, So why care?" PAT KRUGH has been a valuable asset to the football team for four years. His fellow teammates have admired his reliablity and good sportsmanship. Easy-going and good humored, Pat has many friends and is a good friend. farming Ed has also shown interest 5' in hunting, fishing and other outdoor sports. He has worked on the noon hour cafeteria program this year. DONALD LITKE Aside from school athletics-hunt ing, fishing, and outdoor sports have proved most interesting to DON LITKE. His cheerful disposition has made him well liked, and his schol- astic record speaks well for itself. He has been a valuable member of his intramural team. so I ,wi .,, GRACE KRUMROY "A winning way and a smiling face." Dependable and co-operative best describe GRACE KRUMROY. She has worked diligently on the play com- mittees and served very capably in the Usher Club. Grace Participated on the co-op program and holds a position at the Bell Telephone Com- pany. -41-We, JAMES E. MARQUARDT "To be a great leader is an art, And this young man has a very flne start." An outstanding personality has made JIM MARQUARDT a popular member of the class. He has been president of the Student Council and a member of the National Honor So- ciety. .lim's dependability and good citizenship have made him a worthy member of the class. His activities include Junior Achievement, Hi-Y, Letter "S" Club, football, tennis, and intramurals. SHARON LEE LAUSMAN Able and active with brains and poise, She does a lot without much noise." While in high school SHARON LAUSMAN has been very active in many school proiects, among them Future Nurses, play committees, and Thespians. Her ability and deter- mination have made her academic record good, and her pleasant man- ner has made many friends for her. ii BARBARA LEATZ "Her friends are many: her faults are few." BARB LEATZ has dedicated a good bit of her spare time to the study of music. Her portrayal of Dorie Dee in the operetta was well done. Be- sides singing, Barb is an accom- plished pianist. Her scholastic record is high, and she is an outstanding individual. Barb was elected to the National Honor Society. WALFRED C. LYON "Fill 'er up, Ma'am?" MARA LEE MARSHALL "Music is Mara Lee's highest army in this, her talent will win fame." "BUTCH" MARSHALL has been an outstanding musician and her con- tributions to the band and orchestra have been appreciated. She also finds much satisfaction in participat- ing in girls sports and has been a worthy tennis opponent. Butch hopes to put her abilities to use by taking advanced musical training after graduation. WALLY LYON has been employed at a garage through the high school co-op system throughout his senior year. His interests have centered around outdoor sports, and he finds much satisfaction in hunting and fish- ing. In school, WaIIy's activities have included play committees and Library Club. ,.,...x EVELYN MARTIN "A girl who is lull of merriment, good sportsmanship and devilment." EVELYN MARTlN's love for sports has been shown by her participation in girls' intramurals and in tennis. She also served as a very capable Head Usher in the Usher Club. She was a very dependable second hour monitor this year. Dependability and a forthright manner characterize her personality. ROBERT JAY MASON "He will find a way or make it." BOB MASON'S main interests are centered around music. He enioys singing and has outstanding ability in this field. He also has been a valuable member of the high school concert orchestra. A co-operative lriendly manner has made Bob a valuable member of the graduating class. MICHAEL F. MELCHER "Why should the devil have all the good tunes?" An outstanding singing voice has made MIKE MELCHER outstanding. tle did an excellent portrayal of "Rich- ard White" in the senior play and was elected president of the Thes- pian Society. Mike served as a mem- ber of the Student Council and took an active part in producing the 1956 Variety Show. He is a member of the National Honor Society. MARTIN GILBERT MIGALA "ll work interleres with pleasure, cut out the work." GILBERT MIGALA has been very active in high school athletics, includ- ing football, basketball, and track. Good conduct and outstanding sports- manship have characterized his play- ing. Gilbert holds membership in both H-Y and Letter "S" clubs. Well- timed humor has made him a good companion. MARLENE MILLER "Where your treasure is, There will your heart be also." A charming personality and cap- tivating smile have made many friends for MARLENE MILLER. She finds much satisfaction in reading and is interested in modeling as a career. Her sincere co-operation and outstanding citizenship have won re- spect from teachers and classmates. RAYMOND MENSER "His manner and character become him." RAYMOND MENSER is easy-going and pleasant in manner. He has been an interested participant in intra- mural sports. Outside of school he also enioys sports. Ray has many close friends. GERALDINE KAY MILLER "Charming manner, very neat, Quiet ways that made her sweet." GERALDINE MILLER has been a valuable member of the Future Nurses Club for four years. She re- ceived honorury mention for her service at Memorial Hospital. Gerry has also been active on the class executive board and on play commit- tees. She is a quiet, well-mannered member of the class. MARY F. MILLER "Fun and action make the hours fly." A pleasant personality makes MARY MILLER valued as a friend and companion. She has been em- ployed at the Bell Telephone Com- pany through the high school no-op program and finds considerable en- ioyment in her work. She plans to follow a commercial career upon graduation. GAIL MUNDT "Silence is the most perfect expression." GAIL MUNDT has been employed at the Whirlpool Corporation doing general office work through the high school co-op program. She has been active in Y-Teens during her senior year and has shown leadership among her classmates. KENNETH MUR PHY "He's everybody's friend and nobody's enemy." KEN MURPHY established himself as an able athlete with his outstand- ing performance on the football team. Good humor and a congenial manner have made him popular among his associates. Ken was awarded membership in the Letter "S" Club as a maior letter winner. TERRILL NAMOR "Big things come in little packages." TERRY NAMOR enrolled at SJHS during his sophomore year, having transferred from Benton Harbor High School. His greatest interests have been automobiles and outdoor sports. A quiet, reserved, and dependable manner are characteristic of his per- sonality. JOHN ARTHUR NEMETHY "He is gentle, he is shy, But there's mischief in his eye." Sports have held a maior interest for JOHN NEMETHY, who partici- pated actively on both the football and intramural teams. His reserved, yet friendly manner has made him a worthwhile classmate and companion. FREDERICK NEUBAUER "All quiet men aer wise men." Sports have been FRED NEU- BAUER's major outside interest dur- ing school. He played an active part on the track, basketball, and intra- mural teams. A quiet, reserved man- ner is characteristic of his person- ality. GEORGIA RAY NORTON "She came to our school quite unknown, A fine adjustment she has shown." GEORGIA NORTON enrolled at SJHS to complete her senior year. Previous to this time she attended school in Haiti, Missouri, where she was active in many school proiects. Her pleasant and agreeable manner has made her many friends. BETTY ANN NYLEN "Happy am lp From care l am free." Why can't they all be contented like me?" "Agnes," the bustling angel in the senior play "Down to Earth," was played by BETTY NYLEN who through this excellent portrayal won her membership in the National Thespian Society. Aside from acting Betty has also been a good student and active in Y-Teens, and in the Library Club. Good humor and a friendly disposi- tion has made "Bets" popular with ALICE NEUGEBAUER "She is true to her work, her word, and her friends." Well groomed and with a delight- ful personality, ALICE NEUGEBAUER has been very popular among her classmates. Her activities have in- cluded play committees, operetla, mixed chorus, and Future Teachers. She plans to begin training for the field of teaching upon graduation. CAROL NUECHTERLEIN "Little friends may prove great friends." A pretty face and charming per- sonality have made CAROL NUECH- TERLEIN unique among her class- mates. Her many activities have in- cluded Student Council, Mazenblue Staff, play committees, Y-Teens, and Library Club. Her good conduct has made her a worthy senior at SJHS. VIRGINIA OLES "She parts her hair with great precision, And does all things with like decision." Participating onthe co-op program VIRGINIA OLES has found much sat- isfaction in her work. Her good humor and friendly attitude have made her notable among her com- panions. Among Virginia's school proiects has been Booster Club, and she has also shown an interest in music. DONNA PAGEL "You can tell her by the noise she doesn't make." DONNA PAGEL has shown active interest in many outdoor sports, in- cluding swimming and ice-skating. She proved an active member of Y-Teens and with her outstanding good humor her companionship is welcomed by all. HELEN E. PALENSKE "A capable girl with winning ways." Rating high as both a student and companion is HELEN PALENSKE, a capable and willing worker on Maz- enblue Staff, Y-Teens, and play com- mittees. Her portrayal of the dra- matics teacher in the iunior play, "No More Homework", won her a mem- bership in Thespians. Her superior academic record and her good cit- izenship led to her being chosen for the National Honor Society. THOMAS RALPH PALMER "Great worth often lies in quiet pools." Quiet, but friendly and conscien- tious, is an adequate description of TOM PALMER. For a high school senior, his technical knowledge is un- surpassed by any of his classmates. His activities have included Radio Club, play committees, and National Honor Society. Tom has been a valu- able backstage assistant for many school functions. HERMANN PAPERLEIN "Better a small man for a friend, than a great man for a foe." HERMANN PAPERLEIN has been attending classes at SJHS as a Ger- man exchange student. In his year here, his wit has helped him make many friends among his teachers and classmates. His chief interest outside of school has been the Camera Club. Finding great satisfaction in school sports, he went out for track. GEORGE PARKER George seldom has much to say, Yet he's friendly in every way." it Quiet, reserved, yet with a friend- ly disposition, GEORGE PARKER has made many close friends among his classmates. Sports have been his main interest outside of school: he took an active part on the football, basketball, track, and intramural teams. Aside from athletics, George has also been a member of Hi-Y. RONALD PEO "Men of few words are the best men." A quiet, yet friendly manner has characterized RON PEO. During his high school years he has found much satisfaction in reading and has shown an interest in outdoor sports. His dependable and co-operative ways will make him well remembered by his classmates. HELEN PIERSING "When she smiles you'll always find A touch of mischief in her mind." HELEN PIERSING has been an active and capable student through- out her high school career. She proved an able worker on the iunior play committees and has been a member of the Usher Club. Friendli- ness and cooperativeness are trade marks of her personality. ETAN PELZER "We are happy because God wills it." ETAN PELZER arrived at SJHS in l952 and enrolled as a sophomore. He was born in Germany and re- sided there until the end af World War ll. He has played with the high school concert orchestra for two years and has sung with the mixed chorus. Etan has been an interested member of "Youth far Christ." In his senior year he was chosen as a member of the National Honor Society. CHERYL PETERSON "An interesting combination of sense and nonsense." Popular and attractive CHERYL PETERSON has been active in many extra-curricular proiects. She dis- played dependability and diligence in the assistance she offered in the production of both class plays. Her activities have also included mixed chorus, Mazenblue Staff, Future Nurses and the operetta in her soph- omore year. She is an excellent stu- dent. JAMES K. PLACE "Great hopes make great men." Among the more active members of the graduating class, JIM PLACE rates high. As an able, hard work- ing student, he was elected to the National Honor Society. His activi- ties have included iunior play cast, play committees, Thespians and class executive board. Jim has also taken part in basketball, football, intra- murals and golf. TERRY WILLIAM RADDE "M-arvel at me for l am a masterpiece." One of the most versatile of the graduating class is TERRY RADDE. His sense of humor and easy-going way have made him a fun-loving companion. Terry eniays sports and has played football. A good deal of his spare time has been dedicated to automotive mechanics, another field in which he finds much satisfaction. JOHN EDWARD RISTAU "My mother likes me." JACK RISTAU has been an out- standing participant in bowling, golfing, and football. He also held office in Junior Achievement for two years. He has been on the Student Council and play committees, he worked on the Mazenblue Staff by serving as circulation manager. His personality and high standard of conduct have won him many friends. ALLEN ROSS ROBERT EARL ROGERS "The world is a stage .and I do my port cutting up." ROBERT ROGERS with his quick wit and friendly disposition has made many friends. His activities have in- cluded Proiecton Club, Booster Club, and band. Tall and good looking, Bob will be long remembered by his friends as a fun-loving companion. MAXINE GAIL ROSENTHAL "He who brings sunshine into the life of another has sunshine in his own." MAXINE ROSENTHAL has mode a habit of friendliness. Her ready smile has been welcomed by all. Dependobility has characterized her high school activities which have in- cluded play committees, girls' basket- ball, and Booster Club. "ln sports he did excel." ALLEN ROSS might, perhaps, be described as one of the most out- standing oll-round athletes ever grad- uated from SJHS. His activities have included football, basketball, track, and golf. He has earned member- ship in both the Letter "S" Club and Hi-Y. His congenial manner has won him many friends. He has shown ex- cellent sportsmanship. SALLY SCHILLINGER "As delivish as a girl can be, When accused of a plot she says, 'Who, Me?' " Well-groomed and poised, ade- quately describes SALLY SCHIL- LINGER. She has been active on play committees, in Y-Teens, and on Windup Staff. Her good-natured humor has won her many friends among the faculty and her class- mates. She plans to attend college next year. MATHEW G. SCHLUTT "Never say Can't." Cars have been one of BUD SCHLUTT's maior interests during his high school years. He hopes some day to work as an automotive me- chanic. Dependability and willing- ness to co-operate have been his outstanding qualities. Although quiet and reserved, his friendly smile makes him welcome everywhere. SHARON RUTH RUTHSATZ "Her smile itself is beauty." SHARON RUTHSATZ is an active and capable member of the class. Her enthusiastic cheerleading helped bring the teams their necessary sup- port. ln addition to cheerleading, Sharon has been active on the Maz- enblue Staft, play committees, and Y-Teens, Her pretty smile, sparkling eyes, and warm friendliness have been appreciated by all. DARYL T. SCHLENDER "Whatever you do, do wisely, And think of the consequences." An outstanding athlete, DARYL SCHLENDER has a reputation for good sportsmanship and diligent co- operation. His activities have in- cluded football, track, and basket- ball. ,His good humor has made him popular among his classmates. He has also been a mmber of H-Y and Letter "S" Club. JACQUELINE E . SCH MIDT "Don't let your studies interfere wikh your education." Pretty, pert and popular describe JACKIE SCHMIDT. She enrblled ul SJHS in her sophomore year, hdvlftg attended BHHS previously, and IH two years here has made many friends for herself and has been active in school proiects. Most out- standing is her part as maiorette in the high school band. Jackie h0S also belonged to the Mazenblue Staff, play committees, and Y-Teens. PATRICIA A. SCHMIEDING "Her hair is golden, And so are her thoughts." Perhaps PAT SCHMIEDING will best be remembered as SJHS's lovely football queen. Poised, well groomed, and cheerful, Pat has also been an outstanding member of the cheer- leading squad. Her activities have included Library Club, Y-Teens, Wind- up Staff, and Mazenblue Staff. Her assistance on play committees brought her membership in Thespians, of which she is secretary. EUGENE SCHROEDER "Quiet, but worthwhile." Quiet, reserved, but congenial, EUGENE SCHROEDER has made many friends for himself. He has found a great deal of satisfaction in playing basketball, baseball, and swimming in his spare time. He is especially skilled in workshop and enioys build- ing things. KARL W. SCHWAB "I shot an arrow into the air and where it lands I do not care." Swimming, hunting, and archery JOSEPH SCHUTZ "Joe is sincere and a friend to all." Quiet co-operation and depend- ability have made JOSEPH SCHUTZ notable among his classmates. He has been active in many school proiects including track and basket- ball. His diligent service on the play committees won him a member- ship in the National Thespian So- ciety. His good humor and congenial ways have made him many friends. CAROLINE M. SCHWAB "A man is always better than a book." Acting and modeling interest CAROL SCHWAB. She aptly portrayed the role of "Tallulah" in the iunior play, "No More Homework", for this and committee work she received her membership in the Thespian Society. Her activities have also included Junior Achievement and Variety Show. Carol hopes to take up train- ing as an airline hostess upon grad- uation. "Her HILDE SCHWANKE modest voice and graceful air Show her as wise as she is fair." Well-groomed, attractive, and con- have proved of great interest for KARL SCHWAB. His carefree manner and congenial attitude have made him popular among his companions. Karl was active on both the football team and the track team. He enioys studying about nature and has hopes of becoming a geologist. MARLIN R. SEMPERT "He will never need to worry, For wherever he may go, He'll always gain a friend, And never make a foe." Hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports have proved enioyable pastimes for MARLIN SEMPERT. Along with sports, he finds great satisfaction in working with cars. He holds a part time iob after school and has shown himself to be a diligent and co- operative worker. JOHN THOMAS SIEGLER "We who are quiet are not necessarily asleep." TOM SIEGLER has been active in many school proiects including Junior Achievement, Proiection Club, foot- ball, track, and play committees. His happy-go-lucky manner and depend- ability have made him many friends, who value his companionship. genial are descriptive of HILDE SCHWANKE. She has a very high scholastic standing in the class and was chosen for membership in the National Honor Society this year. She has been an outstanding student of the ca-op program. Hilde came to the United States from Germany where she lived during World War ll. She has attended SJHS since 1950. JACK SHIRLEY "Playing the drums is .lack's main aim, In the fleld of music he will earn his fame." JACK SHlRLEY'S interest in music has made him a valuable member of the SJHS band. His excellent drum- ming ability is noticed at any of the solo and ensemble contests. Aside from music, Jack also enioys working with cars. He hopes to further his musical training upon graduation and to form a band of his own. ARTHUR SIEWERT "No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach." ARTHUR SIEWERT enrolled at SJHS in the eleventh grade. Previous to that time he had attended Benton Harbor High School. He will be, perhaps, best remembered for his enhusiasm for his flashy pink Ford. He finds a great interest in automo- tive mechanics and hopes to continue DALE A. SIEWERT "Tall and handsome, kind of shy, You'II notice Dale, as he goes by." Quiet and reserved, DALE SIEW- ERT has made many friends through- out his high school career. He has been a member of the football and baseball teams, and he has also worked in the Library Club. His height, good looks, and congenial ways will be remembered by his classmates. work DAVID ANDERSON SIEWERT "Who first invented work?" Sports have been a dominating in- terest for DAVE SIEWERT. He partici- pated actively on the football, base- ball, and intramural teams, he is a member of the Letter "S" Club. In addition to athletics, Dave has also been active on the class executive board. in this field after graduation. geese - ,- .. W, 35 r THOMAS SINN "He combines the qualities of a gentleman and an athlete." TOM SINN is one of our very active seniors. He achieved member- ship in the National Thespian Society through his part in the iunior play and his help on play committees. Tom has also participated in ath- letics, including football and intra- murals, and now belongs to the Letter "S" Club. He has been a sports editor on the Mazenblue Staff. IRENE SMITH "Cheery way and friendly face, She's always welcome, any place." All who know IRENE SMITH are constantly entertained by her fine sense of humor. She is very inter- ested in the backstage phase of dramalics. lrene's dependability was appreciated when she was a back- stage assistant for the production of "Down to Earth." KENNETH A. SMITH "Men of few words are often best. Until his goal is attained, He'Il never rest." KEN SMITH is the quiet redhead you'Il see walking through the halls of SJHS. Ken, who was a member of the class of '51, ioined the service and now is finishing high school with the class of '56. He has worked on co-op in both his iunior and senior years. JANET IRENE SMITH "I won't stay single long." Although JANET SMITH is quiet in school, she has many friends. She is so well liked because of her sweet disposition and willingness to help. Janet was on active member of the mixed chorus and took part in the operetta in her sophomore and senior years. TIMOTHY M. SPARKS "Quiet and unassuming, but always on the job." TIM SPARKS is a dependable and hard worker. He has added his able assistance to many activities. He be- longed to the Radio and Proiection Clubs and was very helpful in the backstage production of the junior and senior class plays. He has helped with lighting and sound when outside groups rent the auditorium. JOAN LUCILLE SMITH "Happiness was born to share." With her blue eyes and cheerlul smile, JOAN SMITH has won herself many friends. Joan did a wonderful iob working on play committees in her senior year and still found time to participate actively in the mixed chorus. CHAS. E. SPANGENBERG "Here is a fellow with a business head, But it's often fllled with fun instead." CHARLES SPANGENBURG, or "Buck" as he is better known, shows a great interest in old cars. He has two of his own and spends much time working on them. The rest of Buck's time has been divided among Camera Club, Junior Achievement, Windup 1taf'f, and the Mazenblue Staff. He was elected to the National Honor Society. KAREN W. STAHL "A woman's heart, like a moon, is always changing, But there is .always a man in it." The cute girl with a mischievous grin and a streak of platinum hair describes KAREN STAHL. Here is a girl with quiet ways, but a devilsh manner. She has been an active member of the Y-Teens lor the past four years and can be remembered for her peppy cheerleading in her freshman year. Karen was also active in mixed chorus for two years. ARLENE MAE STEINKE "Full of fun and frolic." Also participating in SJHS's co-op program is ARLENE STEINKE who has been employed at Newland Furniture Company. Arlene's interests have centered around dancing and girls' athletics. She also has been an active member of the mixed chorus in her senior year. JOYCE STEINKE "Pretty as a picture and a sense ol humor rare, An extra special friend, your troubles she will share." JOYCE STIENKE has been very ac- tive in her high school years, par- ticipating in Future Nurses and Y-Teens, and serving on the play committees in both her iunior and senior years. She has been an alter- nate on the Student Council for the past three years. Joyce's friendship and dependability have made her well liked by everyone. EILEEN JOANNE TESKE "I can resist everything except temptation." EILEEN TESKE has been outstand- ing in her commercial work at school. During her senior year she was em- ployed at the Davidson Printing Company. Eileen's chief interest is music, she has participated in band, pep band and concert orchestra. JANET LOUISE TILLMAN "A winning way, a pleasing smile, A friendly disposition." JANET TLLMAN will be remem- bered by her classmates for her quiet friendliness. She has an interest in music which she displayed as a mem- ber of band and orchestra. Before leaving to spend her iunior year at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Washington, she was a member of Future Nurses and the Library Club. Janet is a hard-work- ing, capable student. DUANE TOTZKE "To insure peace of mind ignore rules and regulations." DUANE TOTZKE has been an ac- tive athlete. He took part in football and golf, he is also interested in boxing, wrestling, and bowling. His interest in music is also shown by his fine participation in band and pep band. Duane is a very capable and dependable friend and fellow classmate. BELINDA VIZCARRA "Always cheerful .and a Iriend to everyone." A gentle charm and quiet manner is descriptive of BELINDA VIZCARRA. She has been an able and co-oper- ative worker and displayed her abili- ties as an organizer and leader in Future Nurses, of which she is presi- dent. Belinda will long be remem- bered for her friendliness and de- pendability. She became a member of the National Honor Society as a senior. DORIS WARD "Always happy, full of glee, We wonder what's her recipe." DORIS WARD has studied earn- estly and taken her work seriously. The results can be seen in her fine academic marks. She was an enthusi- astic member of the United Nations Club, Usher Club and class executive board. She participated in band, orchestra, and the pep band. DOI'lS has a cheerful disposition and a friendly personality. She was elected to the National Honor Society. RONALD VIEREGGE "All great men are dead .and I don't feel so well myself." The St. Joseph track team owes much credit for its success to RON VIEREGGE, who displayed outstand- ing ability in this sport during the season. Despite his participation in football and track, Ron also took part in many other activities includ- ing Letter "S" Club and H-Y, for which he was vice-president. RUTH WALDENMAIER "Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding." RUTH WALDENMAlER'S academic ability is outstanding and this well be put to use as she plans to be an elementary teacher. Ruth has be- longed to the Future Teachers and the Booster Club and has helped on the play committees. Ruth enioys learning and has made a fine con- tribution to the school and to her classes. She was elected to the National Honor Society. DORIS ANN WARDEBERG "Peppy and full of fun, Fine company for everyone." Quiet, reserved, and refreshing is an adequate description of DORIS WARDEBERG. Her friendliness and dependability have been appreciated by her classmates. Her maior interest, music, has made her a valuable member of the band and orchestra. She aided with the production of the class plays and will be remembered for her willingness and readiness to work. CRAIG B. WATT Debate is masculine, conversa tion - feminine." CRAIG WATT, with his easy-going ways, has won'himself a standing place in the memories of his class- mates. His ambition is to become a mining engineer. Craig's activities include Student Council, Junior Achievement, Booster Club, band, and Radio Club. ln addition to his interest in scholastic activities, Craig has also participated in sports. DONALD WEDDE Full of fun, with a devilish mind." And here is DON WEDDE, happy- go-lucky fellow with a definite in- terest in sports. While in high school he has participated in football, bas- ketball, ond intramurals. Don, in his senior year, has taken a great in- terest in his iob. GERALD WEIMANN "You'd scarely expect .a quiet man To raise sucth a rough house as he can." JERRY WEIMANN is active in many things. He participated in football and golf and acted as basketball manager. Jerry served as a member of the Student Council for three years. Because of his work on play committees and his portrayal of "Bobby, dahling" in "Down To Earth," he became a member of Thespians. Junior Achievement, Camera Club, operetta and Variety Show are also on Jerry's list of activ- ities. JERALD WENTLAND "He profits most who serves best." Outdoor sports have been the greatest interest of JERRY WENT- LAND. He played well on the foot- ball team and was a member of the HI-Y Club. Quiet and dependable, Jerry has shown an interest in farm- ing and plans to make a career of agriculture. GERMAINE WENZLAFF "Eyes that sparkle, always merry, Never gloomy, that's our Geri." Cheerfulness, friendliness, and de- pendability make GERI WENZLAFF popular among her classmates. Her activities have included iunior play committees, Y-Teens, class executive board, and Library Club. Along with dancing, Geri finds a great deal of satisfaction in swimming and other outdoor sports. Geri also has an after school iob at Gillespie's. DAVID JOHN WILLIAMS "He stoopeth for nothing but the door." DAVE WILLIAMS is the tall, blond boy who has been such a great asset to our football and basketball teams for the past four years. His fine portrayal of "Coach" in "No More Homework" won him membership in Thespians. Dave has found time to belong to the Library Club, Hi-Y, and to serve as president of the Letter "5" Club. Dave is studious and re- served, but friendly. THOMAS WITTE "Speech is silver, silence is golden." THOMAS WITTE enrolled at SJHS in his iunior year, transferring from the St. Joseph Catholic School. He ii a dependable and worthy student. His activities have included Junior Achievement and employment at Gardner's Sporting Goods Store in Benton Harbor, as a co-op student. DONALD WESNER ake us happy and you make us good." HM Sports have been the predominat- ing interest of DONALD WESNER. He participated actively on the foot- ball, basketball, and track teams. Outdoor sports such as swimming, hunting, and ice-skating have been his favorite pastimes. Don plans to enter the service upon graduation. WILLIAM C. WINKEL "Eat, drink, and be merry For tomorrow we go to school." Fun loving, but conscientious best describes BILL WINKEL. Bill served his class very capably as a member of the senior class executive board. By participating on the football team for three years Bill showed his ath- letic abilities and his good sports- manship. Bill likes to read,especialIy stories of hot rods and sports. MAX WITTMAN "Smooth are his looks as well as his dancing. He's always busy with girls and romancing." MAX WITTMAN, who transferred to SJHS in his sophomore year, has made many friends in the school. His athletic ability was shown by his participation on the football team. Max will always be remembered for his "Model A", which he has now DEANNA LEE ZAWILLA Doing easily what others find dil- ficult is talent, doing what is im- possible for talent is genius." it Cheerful, dependable, and co- operative, DEANNA ZAWILLA has made many friends among her class- mates. Her many activities have in- cluded United Nations Club, Booster Club, and Prom committees. She has participated in the co-op program. Her other interests include dancing and outdoor sports. Deanna hopes to enter nurses' training upon grad- uation. HANS ZEHM "He is a man worth knowing and worth knowing well." HANS ZEHM is a nice-looking boy who came to our community from Germany. He is studious and co- operative in school and has made many friends at SJHS. Hans' main interests are hunting, fishing, and- card playing! replaced with a better car. Presidorrl Vin-Frosldonl Snrolary John Verrlll Emrnagono lohig Marcia Holden Here is Your Class of I957 i I if , fi .L gl I 52 Y , Q s ,b . A 'ps V . 4 A yy y I ., a.i ' M ,si - Voda Akins Tom Anderson Loren Archul Terry Baldwin Judy Ball Dolly Boclrrnan Edward Bonne!! 'f D W . f f 1 D A K k ' L D I s Q Bruce Bernd! Beverly Biaslock Bob Billmon Dave Brado Winfred Brollkrauz Allen lrink Frank Callandor J Y . . - ss' D s 3 Q sf . t - g K I . W x : WA: A.,.,.s. - 'li Q ' ,L I L ,-gi A . J f , Judy Carlson Ruben Catania Elaine CI Ron Cope Davo Conrad Jorry Covington Sus Cowln f g ' 1 Wr- 'Y' b A Q - ' 'f ,Q 4 ' ,, Q 5 - 1 1 Q. as Q. ., D U' ,.s, P I A P 'L -,F ' 4162- Don Darnaske larry DoFrlu Iob DeVriu Deanna Diamond Tony Dlouhy JoAnn Doolllllo Nancy Dorow vl - - D' "', .. -. I D- x "ss H D' . if M.. Q . N , 9 :,. 3, Qqqq Y y A r. fl' A ' '2 fi . l locolyn Dwan Edwin Dwan Norma Dullarer Bill Ehrenborg Don Englcr Carol Farnum Jerry Farrlng ' fir X v " II Troorurer Nancy Rlll .fi 4' 5 E x I luuoll Adlor Mary lonnoil r Sandy Cullonda 'Phil Cull A I 1 Dorollly Draw , O I Jorry Fall 39 qw A961 i 4.4 5 Y I3 J 334 ,aff Mary Fast V' MJ' Sara Gleason 4 iii 44 Ron Harness ,..., L, . 'Z Q X Jim Jetzke Les Knuth Elaine Lick Fred Luther 40 fl Jim Fireharnmer Jim Godush 1 , y 'I Jai? 4. Duane Hauch Sally Johannes 'ii' A A ' . K .1- V4. ff 4 Jayne Koch Q 'H - A 7 Bela Lindenteld 1 N W Kathleen Mak QW, if. It wi x 4 -5 Bob Fredrick Jerry Grau N lf: H-J Beth Hegland E ,- i s A Nancy Kalin lt' :-in A J A Mary Koch I Eva Linderoth David Manley ii , x L, V ,gr .s 5 'fwgigzgfff A Q l X David Froehllch J Leon Green 1' Q if Don Hettig 'Ai Y Bob Kelly 79,4 V ii . 1-...:' ., ig7,.,. Nancy Kowerduck .A ' . rw, I ws 'A I f Ray Lolkits ia, W. . S Virginia Maynard ,if-1 f H -wc W ' 'V ,fi 5, 3 , ,md .af , Q L JM M Johnny George , ni 'G ,. ,, ,,i, L J 1 ,... , 3 DeWayne Greening 1 Ben Hill 1' A v x Ali M Pat Kelm O 4..- E if Jane Krieger I 5 -L is 'Z Mary Long JN' Joyce Meister Merye Gleuer :gf , J Ron Haase ,W Connie Hinga Ron Gilbert M iw o Paula Hanna l ol. wk 1 Q. Q 2' .fl Mary Howell John Gillnpir f w . ' , J' uf nf Jason Harneu M Phil Jenson if--Q-'f - 25? J : 3-1 of A ' 'im . si. 3 -'I ,. Pat Kennedy Dick Keeterke Ralph Kltron S 4 I ' - -H . f , M ' lr .T-. Q- Q , N 3- ' K A I Chuck Krugh lonna LaVanway Joyce Lerke Kaye Lochbough Ronmary Loshbough Marietta Lowe . -H f 1,119 it ' -Q W X W, I .ov Betty Mildon Kent Miller Vic Mix .n V . 4,1-,b . n , , ,M x E .,- e . - yur cif' X 'i""' M im ' .fda 5 i v Q 'J ,W f A 3 : - - :A Terry Monlei Carol Mooro Sharon Mulhorn Karon Myers Jerry Neidlingcr John Nelson Paul Nurkkala Dawn 0'Brion Q l . - ' . 1' J' 'U J 'Vw no 'A 'J-' '! A ' ...rr Qi , J' J r r , D V 3 5 3' "' I ' .fo V' Joyce Ohsl Joyce Pagol Jan Parker Jane Poapples Devona Radlke Fred lleddel Millie Roll: Donna Rsnick 'F . ' R" f - Q . fn ,F I : f J' l 0 ' V I :F Q 1 , as P I . J . yi 1 Q. 5 E A , , A ' ' f , U l..L...J Bob Rnchke Myra Rianoshek Kalhy kill Lois lobem Vulon Robinson. Janet Roih Phyllis Sahliw Ann Soroni , . t 'D Q 44 . 4 us' r, if If f 4 ' A Q J 5 - S V, g ' V 7 ' I R . t .1 N H , , M ,,'... 3 K' I ..vo . A' 'V Q' Y ' F" A4 ' 12.31 Jggnn Sghugg Larry Schrlebor Rod Schuhknochl Ronald Schull: Terry Schull! Susan Scott Liz Slawxon Dennis Smilh .Q-'Y , " Q -I ,L " ,E gas, J r cl 3,4 J ' :V ' J l , 4 k j: . N Douglas Smith Lucille Smllh David Slono Danni! Swank lobe!! Swedenblrr Sharon Todrick Mary Tolollor Jamu Vorfer A 'xc , ' T as S 'D - .,.., j' 3, J t , Q. ,N 1 if I on J S ll. S S , Orlow Vorh Douglas Walkor Myrle Wark Priscilla Warrnbcin Sharolyn While Mike Whilraker Dean Williams Dennis Williams 4 J . S' Q , f - S I: . 1 y .i -' 'A K1 U y f yd ' f E dh! A ,gi .1 Q VV.. ' A ff" ' ' A A' fi. fuk, rf f 5 ' J""'Y Woodricls Mike Woodward Barbara Wrighl Sandra Youngblood Suzy Younl TorrY liflf 41 Melvin Wi Ron Willig llflfl K, S lm ut., xx . Jygl Sh yB P Jdy ds Pr! lx i While just a few of the 850 students enrolled in the Saint Joseph High School can make the varsity teams, everyone can participate in the Friday afternoon pep meetings. A send-off is given the Bears by the stirring music of the pep band, the spirited direction of the cheerleaders, and the cheering of the student body. Here is Your Cl ss of I958 1, i 3 if is ' Q. , , y? N , -O .2,,z, X in k' I Dale Albrecht l nna Albright Cormi Alt Carlone Anderson , B , it Q if n f v i K . Q . N - 5 A f fi ' it ',.l r s, , r, , ff 1 rn Anlrli David Arnett Mike Awodly Julia Burden Sandra Bavido Barbara Beckman Barbara Benoit Karen Burl: , -:Q s k uf 'f A I f orner err erner Barbara Bilho Phillip Brady u Bran 0 a run e Robert Brunke slW""' B 'U f Dan lurlon Gerry Colby D Janice Curli '12 N qs v, ef Deanna Doalm V V 1 . i Gary Bush Adolph Buss 1 Richard Compans 5 Pal Daisy QL' Carol Dolow 1 LA Sally Flakes Jo Freitag e AI -f Lynne Hahr Harrie! Holme - , ' 1:-.X Sandra Hiekok Donna Hill ld il r Shirley Coan Lindo Dalrymple Janice Dwan ' ' 5 , Judy Frabel , K ss, I Wayne Hale 5 Duane Hill S Q A A ,br N B x ' - Ari Boller Emmet Carr James Can Q. X . C by K ,d' . a. l Barbara Corn ell Ray Coulombe Carolyn Crawford 'Q' 1- xy C f X ALMA Jan Damaske Dave Dase Judith Dane .41 24' 1- f 1: -fi" Q ar 15 Paula Edwards J . Sandra Geisler Y , . 1, ff David Harriman 'J .M David Hin: V Judy Elchlef , , Nelson Geisler i A Ronald Harl Sandra Hirmer F Q A n.. - -s R517 Georg! Erltlrlon Mike Glouinger 4 Z mil -nr Dick Harris Edna Hulschild Q , X X e I- fy A PH' Chvvne Cullen Child . Us Y . : ' ml 'Q' L X .5 ,-1 John Criddle Linda Crowell f A A 2 1 A . Bob Daugherly James DeVrlu , 9 Jerry Fechner Vicki Fisher -J -f 'A Ronnie Grams Sharon Granke L, l Q I 5 . 3' . 7.4 . f Dow Harler Aliso lrgens Jim Heppler Harold Jannlngs 43 A U ' x' Barb Jordan A v Linda Krause ,cf ,- . 4' I V ,il Palricia Love An JoAnn Marshall Rae if Sl s ,ff 'L ' f . Bulch Monlol x l t :A vm f 1 ' 4. R" Do-.1 Dave Nelson , 'lk Q, . Q' I Dave Kerr ml. 'gg we r ag! L 'ml' R , M Bill Kruggel -xdlfff' A 3 if ion Lovelelle I L, Mario Marshall Y- ' 6 .W K I Ron Moore . 'E' Y k .. A Richard Nelson Richard Penrod Narlty Phillip! 44 1 lx Q Kurl Ksllelhul V w if , -r ' .,.ff.:af'5 1 Lucy Lange l Jerry Lucker . , Q lk X w Cliff Marlin, Jr. Brenda Moore fl as ,a a y 'iffaf Dave Noble . Dave Poole 'I 7 fl T 2 T L Q Joe Killian ,Sk xi l ., F lg 'EF' 5 ,ml X' Bob Lemke 1 I . V Q., .V gl Shirley Ludlum F -1' e g R J Donna Marlin Anelln Muenzer Y, xp by Julie Noren QS' +51 fredi i" Selma Pudel KL 4 l fR.A'J Phil King Shirley Kirksey 3 R SQ L Q W P ., y, 7 s di- lv , X kk Bob Lennon U . Charles Ludwig Diane Lick Janel Lulon , Tom Matthews Glyn Mggk my, wif f e R I iyrw - 1 A- 'X-, ' 4x Jim Murphy Jane Mulz ' I ,win . 05, 'W .al 4' xi ,Q L H ,, Kalhy Norton 1:1 .,e.,,,-f ,Q ' . -lg: Richard Pufall 1?-'el' as x Benny Norlon .gif- Don Pullim LL, '. H R P' M,-gli. R 1, 'ff Xl sw li if W. , ' K' A Larry Klell Leonard Kleaveland if , . -Q "" E51 ,f . If , will if i f W ' Lenora Linabury Allce Lilke -5 L' if yy 2 'J' J: dl V 1 -LSI: A 'L' ,I Arlene Mansuolo Norman Marschke C Sl ff M .lil ,a Jim Monchinger lr . 1-lf: if Kalhy Myer! af 1 Jeanne Ollholl ll S 'A l Q' . 'mis' i qi is ... Jerry Raddc if .4 . ' F el: , i L A5 Gale Meyorlnk 'A if L' is Katy Mingan if-f fi f A xi 'LZ 1' F. 5 l :Avril , al' , . yeur , , A ' ' . .ae ' Carol Omwog v wa , ,1 S' Sallyanne Radde v nr A . 11 - , J ,Y R n S' A J f is up f , w s- Q' f . 'i a .a l I Karen Radllse Joy Randall Leonard Ralchke Karen Redman Dick Reed Daniel Ruvu Nancy Rclnsr RW' l"fl9 - - . hu . , . ' R , . ., y x I X l , A , 3 I . i .1 K G . Q X Q y . j , J if R ' if A ri Y' J Q R ' J 'f' , ' , 'f2- .5 'Sf' 9 . . 3 . R 1. , , . , Q 1 . J Af I 1 . - Jlm Renlck Charles Rhodes Pal Ridonour Dave Rixlau Richard Robards Judy Rose Tom Schadlur Ran Schoenhld .. .Q f . t F . A K - ' ' . J 1 R 1 if , of P- W f W a 1 E55 J ,ff ' if H M W x S 'J ' I . 2- 1 ,sl .5 , ' 1' fx f I ' Q' , 1 a-1 Darrell Schrag Jim Schram Elizabeth Schull: Larry Schull: Ronald Schull: Gerry Shramok Robert Slewerl Tom Sloworl wx 'V A . 6 . R 3 1 f ,, R 6' ' s af' , v, r R R - . - wo- ,A I' ...:. 'Q 4' - aw Q' . : " ' . f x ,,.. "' K Q ,if A Q 1 : 1 .o 'SW' ' I . -' J 'Q Miki 57071 Gary Sinon Jane! Skelley Lois Sldbba Judy Spoidel Ann Slule Barbara Slroshcin Judy Tak 17 f ii V' I W1 7 S+, i ,K K 4 , .T 1 Q A fi' 9, 7,5 I af 'SA 61. Y y 1 ' R J . R R R R no 4 J -J U Q W K- -Hx' in L 1 " ' . lgngm fuk, gm, Tibgng yy,-mn, Tggi Don Tolxlre Anne VanAmerongon Doreen Van Lenin Barry Walcoll lill Walsh , J . - if g ' , ' J f Q -'fi . ' - , 1 5' I 'Q I. f R f 5 1' 9 .V f ,-Lf' 'Z ' W 21 ....,, Q if qw.. :SELF . Iv, an .1 ' 1, R W XJ R, t 'L ,' . E. . 4. -. A . V R .J M W-W A A J GNFU' WUINU Jim Walters Cliff Ward Edward Warren Fred Warsco Elairn Weaver Howard Wenxlai Pal Woybrlghl 'V .f 1, .ul . N . , , A 0 J f K V 1 H .V QA 1 'iff' i ' 1 -an Q if . x , V Q ,all 1 ' X-. -3:3 Q 1 , -" lk' ' D no -5' l jkhrr' ff f Janes. .5 A I ,. -"'4...- " ill Wuner Nanzy Wiehner Gellne Wlllrsrson Loren Wilson Marvin Wine Kay Zerbel Claire Zuhoche Marilyn Zupplre Here is Your Class of I9 9 . If -L -if 5 loberl Ankli S Sharon Beckman I .. 'xx John Boyce X Bill Baker Joan Bennoli Jeanine Burke in ' ' N ' I Aif mf -' ig- . 4' .- ,, X ,-W 4 1 A if Wondall Carmack Nancy Chrisiman f ,,, 'Si' a -1-' ' -' g , disk Jane Collroll .M Bill Dominy 46 Barbara Cowles 3 'K-nu. Q, n ,: , .- :aqui sv K B gb SJ- K 5, 4: ,Ll 'J 4 l" A 1' Manlred Bannn Ron Barrick -K , M . fi Joan Berk Bob Beveridge 1 Q -'H , B . kg. - . Larry Burkhard Myra Burns -1 if ' 1? 5 crm csbb LarrY C"'v N, W., Karen Craig Lonnie CUYIBY T Ji ' - - , Sandra Dorow George Douglas Margie Engler 2 'gm Jim Basion Qi Pal Bischoff Juleen Burr Mu. if Glenda Collior ,E R 3 if r aaryyr N . Jim Dahlclrom s - , Y . H, 1' Melvin Evanof Phyllis Bavido Judy Blankenburg 'I Q A .Y 4 'wi .W Lee Burrows was ,,.. 1 Pai Collins 4 'Q '-ff Arlene Damarke A J Gayle Exurn T' 1' 'B ' MQW Ken Achrerberg wr 'X Alice Becker ,- UA ar -ill' as - if Jane! Bork f' ' EL , ys,o E Tom Carlson Tom Cook Q4 J Judy Danslleld 9' x ,sf Janice Fillwock V.. ,,,, I Dave Aiken 4 Joachim Becker we 5 F w K. V , I f 'Crt Jean Bower eq , 4' N ff , , lv Wally Carlson . fs. Donna Cope Claudia Deckard Christine Filstrup Florence Fireharnmer Gary Gephart as J 4 A Ronald Hardy Margie Hughes Jim Johnson le -4 "- Charles Koch .'r. 4' N Dagne lindal fr J G x f lil fff,.....g5 ' Jeanette Fishburn Beverly Fisher N -4 .-,,,,4 Edward German ye hr Margaret Harmon I 1 7' K1 KX Howard Hutchinson G 'if' Karen Johnson - 64 onyx Q. lah Koch Shirley Lippert Noel Gersonde Karen Hastings xl Q r" Beverly Jackson .9 Pat Jones 4 I J Mike Kerb 1. all .. 4 Mary Liskey N . ,Ki i Z A 'Q Calvin Frappier Sharon Graham 3 Qum- Q Jackie Hentschel 'sr uf ' Florence Jackson Barbara Katowich Roger Kunde av Darlene Lackwitl Wayne Froberg Bob Gray O X 1 I Jeanne Nerbertson L f Kenneth Jannings Evelyn Kelsall A Nancy Langdon Q' Alma Lotto F' f 1 i X - f a -Q Bob Gait Judy Green ef-cf K Don Jnchke -Q-' 5. Craig Kennedy n V- sf Mary Ann Langer 1? Y c xi' ' Phyllis Mach 14 in - as Ronald Gaynor Terry Hater 1 Pam Holeman 9 Rx 'S f -lla Rex Jexchke 6 Nm Glenna Kirksey 54' e r P- Lynn Larlrln 4 Q Ron Malrka if H Tern Geisler A 3 4" 5.1 x ,gf ' ' .' Pat Hamrnan J -. 4, Betty Howe S Karen Jetzke Dorothy Klug '1-- -.J Carol Larsen 6 xii Fat Mashke 47 . ' V 5 Q., ,J " 5 ,. I: , W if e 1 ' ' - " , 'F " f - L' ' -. . , . .. . 'U . 5 . 'Fig R 'leaf ' 1' .. f if 3' 'F A 1 , .Ae ..,4: - , .v ggi .,v x 1 , fl ' A-A .s , ,. 5 Y A .. :, ,A ,, - f , , Merrllee McCoy Robert Melcher Frances Merrill Fred Miller Jane Miller Chuck Moore Darryl Mundt Florence Navrotxlte 1 Q' 1 R - ' - A K. 1 ,M 1 . ' - . Y-wx: E - ,g Qc Q. , t 9 .Q c if I n W4 wld' .ff -9 " '47 zf- ' , , X sf-cf 'N T" . Pat Nelson Tamara Noreen Rinihy Norton Laurence Ohst Dana Paxson Sue Ann Payne Michael Pedde Adolf Pllllr N-QS W if M av vc 5 c ' ' ,s, , . ii : 5 I -Fil, ., L. -A: . Jw- 1.15 Q " "' A . 'W -if - 3, ., X oi l, F fff . Arthur Pelxer Janice Pledt Deanna Pintzke Bob Pitts Robert Place Ddnlln Plvb JOIN ldvfll KGYIH Remus X J-aft' df- i - n ,--f Z Q 'Q , 1 Z. ' -: 'L .. 'l 3' fi, W A ' - U '. N4 K ,t Q - ,, A xv 1 , ,. W yy h if 5 ? pi' Af, 5 f ,,v'.-. - Q V c T 1 3 X B, . Donald Reschke Wendy Rhoads Jlm Rice Milton Richter Mary Riggs Pat Rindtield Joan Romuewicz Maxine Rozinski A E "S V 1 A we , 3- 'ii , L' ,. f if 1 if,-A 9 1 A if y I C V' ., gi y V 77: t if N ,. .- Mai?" " 'sf , - .W . -. I , A I . y .X . Harry Sauer Marlene Schlender Glenn Schlutt Verne Schneider Dirk Schreiner llly Fern Shannon Anna Smith Jdlllrl Smlfll if , 1 A ,-Ni. - 'Q v- 'J-if H' R if M R- f f if ,M R . mg " , " -V ,QEZIQ ,1 A Af X., ' ' "i.',5f... " ,, " T, ik K.- g, - ,' -'5 3 W- l 51":,A9.VfQ'-'.' .- N., Kathy Smith Jim Soos Carol Sowka Janet Sowka Larry Stark Dave Stelnmetz Steve Strang Sharon Strosheln r Q Q . ' , c 2 , 1 y W , - ' - fs 5 1 V Q-3 Q .. f I' I i In : W V -lg! Q: 55, A jkk K K hi, I W, , ia. , , If R A g I 2 N , N V A Mariann Taylor 48 Carol Telflxe Spriggs YeRoller Joyce Tutlnl Laurianne Tlscornia Margaret Traxler Bob Vandermelen Jill Veenhvls 3 . y, a - YA . C ,R , Q , s B .e J ' af H, 7 . 5' Q B ffv Q 1 B an 1 . gaudy wus,-nf Carol Waldeck lill Wallis Mary Lou Wolters Judy Warrnbein Jane Wolbourne E - K ,K .., A .. -Q' N' J " N ,A V A ' . -5 ' v , -rf r .B ff in ' 1' B+ 4 ,A . A xi ,S Judy Westfall Bob While Jim Whilehouse Barbara Wirlh Dick Willman Eddin Wolf f H. X . .......Qn xy I 4 ' 9 .5 1 i .lorry Woofler Mika Wyngarden Pal Yesko Tom Yonkor Roxio Young Joan Zerler Here is Your CI r S , his '- gg Q, f v. ,, J B 3 ,Q ,- 1, 'I . 'W ly Carol Bishop Allon Blaker Sue Bllumer ' ' -1. r-4 f "limi- . . ., . 2 ." . ' , ' U' ., ' A Q4 1... B If Mgr K A ,K K ,J il . Ellzabalh Brown Gordon Brewn Joanna Brown .0 -ri U V .v Leonard Aden! ass of I960 K Bonnie Barr dur X Q sr . 2' , 5. 1 M, . 1 1- ' -, Charles Bobbill Dave Bowman Richard Brown Barbara Burkholder 7'-S. Dan Bays Bill Bronnoke .,, nf Tom Burrows kv f Q ' I Carolyn Wondolken Dick Wondzol 1 U X y A I Herlha Wolf Sharon Wood! 'll ' 1 Jeanna linger! Pal Boring n, Miriam Bridgham J ' it A reg Ann Busby Jane! Zilkowski Gordon Bingham I 4 if Joe Brooks Rich Carponnr 49 U-1, fe, ,te . , ,, , ' 4 Q , I -5 , WWI f Bob Carr Cathy Cobb Ken CUII V g if .1 .,, M V Q. J 5 ' 'f , 3, A 5-111' ' DQ I l .if , .S Bruce Decker Allen DeFries Dirk DGGYO5 5 A ,V 1' 94 I 'L A ' Ar .1 Jim Dutenhaver Carol Eckman Carlene Ekluncl I .1 V C K 1, 'ae no I f . A V- ' H r s Bob Fostu Gerry Freitag ary Friedmann ! . I Gai' H'999d JoAnn Hamilton Betty Hampton Tom Hurklns Lynn Hughes Mary Hurley 'Q ' Suv ,jr Ulf Krky 7 i J Q A - If if oo 4 . D K L E A Bob Kietzenow Jerry Kohlert David Kraklau 50 Nancy Dahring it--K Donald Dexter R, 'J E . .r 6 Qq'1.+ Susan Enders ,M yr , Charlotte Geible Q K f., Mary Hann ,WJ wc? K ,I ,L ,I mf' 7 Kay Hevkner ,A D J John Krieger .il . .ull A at H J if Dean Dansheld Sandy Diamond K QS S i Qf fl 1 .Q vi I J get mi We J M M Jim Exum Gary Greenlee Marilyn Houch H, if , fav Alfred Jenson 'err Mike Krieger Phyllis Davis oo .Q - fy Sherry Dlsbrow Bob Farnum I ,:. " A .L Dave Gustafson 7 o '. 'x of J .is Mary Ann Heppeler . 'P ff' , Jeannine Jensen Carolyn Langston 5 " I . B5 kj V Gloria Davis l hu Q' . ,V 5" - Bruce Dorstewitz I ' -4- Q . 'AU' E ij Lee Farrington Q 1 9. - : if V .J Bill Davis - I it Bob Draper 'Q ' ,fig ff f -if Fo? '. Chris Fllstrup K Tb ' . 3 "'-.Q.e..m..g?s..'ff Carole Haazlx Drug. Hal., 7, 4+ A X Margie Harbstreit Royline H0fl1dC!Cll 'Q F 1' A 3' to 15' . E ,J 6 w 12 1 4- - iisf' Art Keeter Kay Jean Keyes V PM-wo Dianne Lausmann Ron Leatz , H' A ' i"" 5-'ff C , 5' J i' - ' . J, U.. ' "" - ' w f ! - 1 if ,T 3 I Y L - - . f C 1 1-1 . . LaVerne Lewis Jean Linabury Jeneane Lockwilz Karen Lockwilz Joe Long Karon Louder Bob Mackay Kalhy Mahka ,.. ' ...Q h V L 6 - X ii 57' MQ L A - A . : i I XM h , -. W . -. y or M - - ' l x , ' 'I ,ff Pal Marshall Bob Mailerson Tom Mawhinney Virginia Meechke Mike Momany Bill Moore Erna Muenzer John Mull K . M Q, . W ., , y yr or ,. il-' ' .. li 'A'-132' 1 vi.- rr ,- X ' ' df 1 -- ,K X Y N x .... x Q, . Q' Bill Muhr Pav Mulhern Tom Norbey Mickey Owen Vic Palenske Dawn Panlilla Sharon Paulsleine Warren Peo fi' 3, 'H ., V ., , Q4 k V, B .. e g i - kf ' I 1 3? Q I guy Q . LL T , ., A jx Q ., 1 -- :Nfl . -. . . . Shari Frimley Louise Rhodes Joy Rogers Bruce Szhadler Janet Schulz Howard Schwerdl Lynne Selby Sue Smilh .Tix . 1 y T Y Q ,Q i S + ' ' S , ii' '. -A ' 5' -fl 4 ff, - .W xl, H. - fig .M '- ., .. - it V' . K Q h - A, S sf? - .. .1 ,JJ , 1 . . rc ,ff Mildred Spohn Sharon Slanage Karen Sleinke Dorothy Taylor Jessica Taylor Keith Tucker Connie VanAmerongen Nancy Vlllwock A. v, 1 fu- rf 4 .T I l ' s M : , 0 ' r 'ii M . i s ' X Q,,, C, T D D ,Z .- - :fl ' S. Charlene Voth Gene Walters David Ward Dorothy Ward Shar-on Warmbein Connie Warren Donald Warren Richard Weiser - " Q ' A , ' - -' - ' ' A .1 1A f . y A . Ti Q 9 . -R vc, S- ' -- I . X -. ' -K ...' 1 , 11. ' . .. ' -,, ' .Ffh Burch Welsh Kalhy Welkowllii JIGIUIONO wll0.l0V Paul Wilcoxon Harry Willmoier Dorothy Woods Jackie Woodford Tlrn Yonker 51 Here are Your Sports M--N--3 o FRONT ROW: Jack Ristau, Eldon Kasischke, Gilbert Migala, Pat Krugh, David Williams, Duane Totzke, Bob Gusse, Ted Hornus, Carroll Gerbel, SECOND ROW: Jerry Wentland, Daryl Schlender, Ken Murphy, Dave Siewert, Dick Carlson, Jim Marquordt, Dave Dorow, Allen Ross, Ron Vieregge, Tom Siegler. Beginning in early September the football team began practicing for the games to come. These long, hard hours of practice were not without reward. The Bears walked off the gridiron with four victories over the eight teams played. Three games were lost and one - with Grand Haven - resulted in a tie. Our hats are off to Coaches Higgs and Haackg without their expert guidance the season would have been lost at the start. The 1955 season has been the most successful in several years. Here are Your Coaches T Q T Coach Higgs ijll' 9 C 7 K L ' A 'l'a'VS':.'3"- " f'a-Xl. il 42:2 - feisiishsc' -- iff Coach Haack Q ' "VL " ::-f.'C".f'7" " . r l A Agfa-Slyggg , h, ,V-sr. J vgQl,,5QXL,sxfiQLr,a.'fgQ dx Xonix-gsyi.. 3 . , 'J 'fin v' .ff 1 .- 4 'V . ' ' .T ar. .. egg!! W--glwwia. , -5 fa wr, s. ,S Swv. V, 1 5 x 1 . .i V .. ,, - . is 'Y'-Q if ' Q , ig. - My I ,X l -5. Q - ,L T ,, .- ' W f Af .. f , " R In H . Q rw.: I EJ, Q A M , .L .1 5- , A . ...M ' ' . QS' .0 , - KX . x Q ,, J nf g'. ,M M cg ' . Q ' Q ,L Xi Wt iw '-Q.. -H am .Q 'lm W, . ,. x .. :Y , .,, w's . HOME YARUS T0 .imgk fx ' " . . 3 ? .1 1 I .fkffmggggay ,Z , 57 t mf . 5' ' im. W 7, LJKA, I h K I L : , , A, S, :M Q. . A i,,.?...f,,,.,, I T f X' . ' , qgfibffk, A V ' -4 'YVL fx 1 . U g . a 53' . f . K 2 H' in Q 'f-. an K 2' I i K 4? A . . W kt. .wi If Q ? J Egg Q 5' 'B Q. x M g 5 1 -wx - '. fu' . Q, 1 ' is Q V K WA 'A X :Q if ,:, K " Xe . i E' S p i.k?i -3 N5g" f L EH X af Fw"-fF f ag i i N J an Y -2- i -- f - 1 Q - .Rx L ,L W 5 Ng K av! HON! "4.k'V Y ff l . 'Vw AL " 'ad .niukfi . A.. .nah - - Sitting: Bill Wallis, Lonnie Currie, Chuck Moore, David Steinmetz, Bill Dominy, John Boyce, Bob Vandermolen, Craig Kennedy, Melvin Evanoff, Jerry Woofter. ' Standing: Coach Buursma, Mike Korb, Mike Wyngarden, Jim Johnson, Chuck Koch, Jim Dahlstrom, Gary Gephart, Clit? Cobb, Spriggs TeRoIler, Coach Ryan. Absent: Tom Carlson, Wendell Carmack, George Douglas, Wayne Fro- berg, Tom Geisler, Bob Koch, Dick Wendzell, .lim Whitehouse. O Front Row: Bruce Dorstewitz, Joe Long, Paul Wilcox, Richard Weiser, Butch Welsh. Second Row: Coach Evans, Tom Huckins, Dean Danslield, Robert Mackay, Robert Farnum, Tom Burrows, Bruce Hafer, Gordon Bingham. Third Row: Richard Brown, Chris Filstrup, Howard Schwerdt, Jim Dutenhaver, Tom Mawhinney, Bruce Schadler. 56 Eighth Grade Team J0 -uf: A 1 A1 ' t y .. K 0 7' 7 I SK JU! M' ' .ml X Jgg 'L H.5' ' ' I Q ,. 9 5, I A Y h , 0 .- 'M ' .Y .f First Row Heh to righH1 Richie Carpenter, Tom Burrows, Dean Dansfield, Bob Farnum, Jonathan Long. Second Row-- Ron Leah, Art Keefer, Butch Welsh, Bruce Schudler, Bob Mackay, Gordon Bingham. Third Row-Coach Spungenberg, Dave Gustafson, Chris Filsrrup, Tom Norbey, Jim Dutenhaver, Dick DeGroH, Michael Krieger. Cheerleaders Len ,O ,5gh,,,,Ma,y Hqnnq' Mickey Owen, Diane Lausmunn, Pat Mulhern, Jacky Woodford, Sandy Diamond. inth Grade Team Firsl Row llefl lo righll-Manager Mike Wyngarden, Steve Slrang, Cliff Cobb, Torn Carlson, Chuck Moore, Jim Dahl- srrom, Manager Mike Korb. Second Row - lorry Colley, Wayne Froberg, Mel Evanofi, Bob Korh, Jim Whilehouse. Third low- Coach Schnese, Gary Gephart, Bill Ashley, Ken Jennings, Spriggs Telloller, Bob Vqndgrmolen, Cheerleaders Leg, go righl- Evelyn Kelsall, Nancy Chrislrnan, Chrisline Filsirup, Pal Bischofl, Joen Raulh, Mary Liskey, Intramural Basketball OFFICIALS MOOCHERS .. A Fmm Row - Jim Burrows, Jerry Weimann, Gilbert Wigola. Back Row- Ron Leatz, John Nemethy, Mr. Harrsen. L f h H G etton t-Caro bl,J' M d, I Tom Sinngoave siexrlen. er e im arquar t Larry Carmack CRUSHERS .WW . I , ls ,I Left to right - Tom Ankli, Jim Renick, Ron Moore, Gerry Colby, Fred I-Ufheh -IGYYY GNU' Jim Heppler. First Row - Jim Burrows, Wendell Carmack, Craig Watt. Second Raw -- Jerry Weimann, Ralph Kitron. The intramural program was established to provide recrea- tional opportunities for senior high school boys. The gym is open every Thursday evening for organized intramural play. A basketball league was formed this year, the season for the league was concluded by a short, spirited tournament. The program is under the direction of Coach Haack, and this year Mr. Harrsen acted as a supervisor. coumkv Bovs CLIPPERS Left to right-Bob Fredericks, John Verrill, Bob Kelly, Bruce I-eff to VISIYITBGN Hill, -lim C"T'l5i John Ne"'e'hY' wane" Berndt, Bob Reschke, Dean Williams, Jim Jetzke. Ge'5le'f Don I-'Ike' 59 Junior Varsit Team Kneeling lleft to right!-Manager Ray Coulombe, Don Tofzke, Howie WenxlalT, larry Kleh, Don Burton, Tom Siewerf, George Erick son, Jerry lladde, Manager Dave Poole. Standing - Coach Evans, Kuri Kenlehut, Tom Schadler, George Walters, Dave Dase, Kent Miller, Les Knulh. heerleaders left to right- Rocelyn Dwan, Lonna Albright, Joy Randall, Pat Cheyne, Karen Radtke. i l ew 'W 'fs 'Q fx. ' Q ' . Q ,Q 39 ggfx' 0 an L 5. if 'L ff f if S 1 z X F: 1 , K Q . K u H' k flyg 3 . ,K A Q3 Q ' 1 A .K."',l 'wig 1- , "' W 'K 1 Aki? iQ'!F!zfh Varsity Team Kneeling llett to rightl- Coach Haack, Managers Denny Williams and Jim Firehammef, Standing - Frank Callender Terry Montei Don Engler Jerry Neidlinger Daryl Schlender Bob G G'l ' . . . I ' ' ' I ' 4 b M l Kasnszhke, Dave Williams, Jason Harness, Fred Reddel, Earl Clay, Dick Kesterke, Allen Ross. une ' er' 'ga Q' Eldon Coach Haack K.-4 ,Fw K s Sa! The gleaming trophy case made room for another "Big Four" trophy, won during the 1955-1956 basketball season. Everyone was very pleased with the five-win, one-loss "Big Four" record, along with a twelve and four seasonal achievement. Highlighting the many thrills encountered through the year was a close one point win over Niles. The team of 1956 will always be remembered as one of the most colorful of the famed "Bear" squads. SCHEDULE AND SCORES Home AWAY Grand Haven ..s.. ..s,,, 5 7 55 Kendallville .,...s ,s..,. 7 0 52 Buchanan ,.... ...s,s 5 4 39 Dunbar ...... ss..s. 6 2 67 Niles ,....,,sV, .,ssss 6 7 51 Holland .,,,.. .r,i,. 7 4 53 Christian .,,. .,.i,. 6 0 62 Dowagiac .,.,s ,.s... 5 4 31 Holland .,.,.. s,.... 6 7 64 M.C.C. .,.,, ...,s. 7 5 53 Christian ,.,..s, ....., 6 1 64 Buchanan ........ sY.,r. 8 0 53 Grand Haven As... ,.,ii, 7 9 68 ' 65 64 73 75 88 54 Niles ..,.,,.,....e,,, ss,,., Dowagiac ..s,s ..,,,. M.C.C. ,....,.. ..,.. . ' in .QQ f' X, 1" if is ,f f ! J.. X, fg kgc gxsfsd- ?2"i . gx .t , X 1 .P V i' Q55-5 H7371 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT W NNER The Bears won the District Tournament by defeating the Buchanan Bucks and the Dowagiac Chiefs. They went on to deefat Allegan, but they were eliminated by Kalamazoo State High in their second game in the A Buchanan Buck wants to get a boost from DarYl Schlender as he lays the ball up in the tirsl tournament game at the Buchanan gymnasium. 1" .4 Jase Harness, Bob Gusse, and Allen Ross look on as Eldon Kasischke and Daryl Schlender "going up" on a Dowagiac Chief. MARTY" ! 'v-Q I .3 6 ALR .,, - ' 'ff--.. X . L W,g,. - 4--,M 59.5- "GOOSF" S we "HARRY" R "EARL" E 65 Track Team lm, , . ITIS, " f4:1'grw- -.q.....1,. T, kj 'WN- E,-.nad Firsf row-Coach Evans, Hugh Hegluncl, Jerry Neidlinger, Dean Williams, Ted Hornus, Larry Kletf, Tom Siewerl, Ron Vieregge, Frank Col- lender, Bruce Berndt, Ron Reisig, Coach Higgs. Second row-Adolph Buss, Ray Coulombe, Dave Dose, Jason Harness, Daryl Schlender, Eldon Kasischke, Allen Ross, Bob Gusse, George Walters, David Hammon, Ron Moore, Doug Walker, Charles Huhne, Fred Reddel. Golf Team gs H Left fo right-Coack Zick, Tom Ankli, Jack Rislou, Jim Burrows, Duane Toizke, Dove Risiau, Dick Keslerke, Don Tofzke, Jim Bernard. 66 Baseball Team ...... .4,.. he 4 , , 3- Tr 'Q First row-- Couch Schnese, Bob Kelly, Dave Siewerl, Larry DeFries, Tom Sinn, Dove Dorow, Carroll Gerbel, Vi: Gillette, Jim Hepler, Don Dick Robards, Dick Akins. Second row-Frank Callender, Jim Renick, Bob Gusse, Dale Siewerl, Ron Hosse, Larry Klett, Eldon Kosischke, Ron Moore, lorry C Hazen Brownlow, Dave Dose, George Walters, Jim Jelzke. Burlon armcrk Tennis Team A. L . -...mYii,.-,,,., Q ,Q - Q, - pn -M 'fx L Lefl lo right-Les Knuth, Butch Moniol, Terry Colby, Don Engler, John Nelson, Jim Morquardv, Dick Sheldon, Don Burton, Dave Dose, Bob Reschke, Kent Miller, Coach Larkin. 67 Here are Your Activities Senior Hi h Student Council Seated lleft to rightl - Carol Gersonde, Carol Moore, Dennis Swank, Carroll Gerbel, Jim Marquardt, Carol Coss, Dick Sheldon, Karen Redman. Standing-Dennis Williams, John Verrill, Jim DeVries, David Poole, Duane Hauch, Emmagene Reisig, Jim Bernard, Sara Gleason, Jerry Weimann, Judy Hughes, Mr. Davis ladvisorl, Judy Christman, Phil King, Claire Ann Zschoche, Mike Melcher, Dave Conrad, Dale Albrecht. The Senior High Student Council is the governing body of the school, consisting of students whose aim is to promote harmony within the school. This organization is composed of oiicers elected the previous year by the student body and homeroom representatives elected at the beginning of the school year. The Student Council publishes the handbook and its supplement, schedules after-game dances, chooses paid assemblies, and sponsors the annual Variety Show. One of the highlights of each year is the Christmas Dance for students and alumni. The olticers are president, Jim Marquardtg vice-president, Carroll Gerbelp secretary, Carol Coss, and treasurer, Dennis Swank. Mr. Davis is the Council advisor. R fl Ol Af HONOY' SOCIIYY xx I iff S 9 fy ational Honor Society Seated lleft to rightl- Ruth Waldenmaier, Carol Gersonde, Miss Dunbar ladvisorl, Sue Scott, Judy Hughes, Ellen Hollon, Bill Achterberg, Jim Brown, Frank Ashley, Jim Bernard. Second row- Belinda Vizcarra, Sandra Hutchison, Paula Bylic, Barbara Leatz, Anna Kasischke, Hilde Schwanke, Helen Palenske. Third row - Mike Melcher, Jim Burrows, Charles Spangenberg, Don Frobel, Jim Place, Etan Pelzer, Dick Sheldon, Tom Palmer, Jim Marquardt. The E. P. Clarke chapter of the National Honor Society was first organized in 1925 in the Saint Joseph High School. Members are chosen by a faculty committee on the basis of four things: scholar- ship, character, leadership, and service. Members are admitted at three different times -the end of the iunior year and twice during the senior year. Only fifteen per cent of the senior class may be elected, and all members must be in the upper third of their class. St. Joseph's chapter is honorary and undertakes no regular projects. This year's officers are as follows: president, Bill Achterbergp vice-president, Jim Brown, secretary, Sue Scott, and treasurer, Judy Hughes. The advisor for the group is Miss Dunbar. 69 Teens on the Town Aside from his traffic cop duties as Variety Show Sponsored by the Senior High Student Council emtee' Fed Ehrharfll keel 'he variely P 'd' b k round and mood music was the duty performed most sho -'h h -H - I l'0Vl Ing CIC g w moving wi is wi lclsms ably by Max K'emm,s band. Besides aptly accompanying many of the vocalists, Marcia Heiden performed be .SV nk Emmagene Reisig pleased the crowd with her eloquent piano playing. beautifully with her own piano solo. One of the high points in the evening for all admirers of the ballet was the graceful dance of ballerina Connie Hinga. The sophomore boys' chorus line consisting of Tom Ankli, Gerry Colby, Jim Heppler, John Criddle, Jim Schram, and Larry Schultz occu- pied one of the more humorous spots in the show. 70 1 - The fine baritone voice of Mike Melcher 5""9'n9 "Shadra:k" was a thrill for all who attended. Ron Wittig and Fred Reddel amused the audience with their "goofing" and "gassing" Stumbles and grumbles were part of the army picture as shown by Jim Burrows, Dick Carlson, Jerry Weimann, and Bill Achterberg. Something new and delightful, a duet, was presented this year by Joyce Meister and Dave Froehlick. This group of musicians-Karl Druva, Janet Gosselar, Priscilla Warmbein, Robert Mason, and Bob Catania lfour singers and a pianistl - left the audience with many delightful memories. Twisting and twirling, Judy Rose left the audience gasping with her baton twirling to the tune of "Dungaree DoII." Another new feature of the 1956 Variety Show was u roller skating act by Nancy Kowerduck. Chuckles and roars alike greeted Sharon Mulhern's amusing comedy skit. 71 Senior Hi h Band V First row--Leonard Raschke, David Hinz, Bob Vandermolen, Jack Shirley, Tom Corbett, Ron Moore, Sandy Hutchison, Dougles Smith, Pat Weybright, Jill Veenhuis, Susie Yount, Carol Gersonde, Pat Bischoff, Joan Rauth, Mary Long, Karen Remus, Alice lrgens, Margaret Traxler, Jo Freitag, Larry Schultz, Dave Kerr, Mr. Howard ldirectorl, Jeanette Fis!-iburn. Second row-Tom Palmer, Joyce Kirby, Evelyn Kelsall, Jackie Schmidt, Norma Duttarer, Jane Welbourne, Connie Hinga, Mary Ellen TeRoller, Duane Totzke, Karen Redman, Paula Hanna, Valarie Geisler, Keith Tuzker, Phyllis Bavido, Bela Lindenfeld, Kathy Norton, Doris Wardeberg, Christine Filstrup, Jane Krieger. Third row-Gerry Shramek, Kurt Kettelbut, Spriggs TeRoller, Nancy Kowerduck, Phil King, Darrell Schrag, Norman Marschke, B-etty Hermann, Mary Kay Riggs, Ron Wittig, Chuck Hahne, Roger Kunde, Nancy Phillips, Sharolyn White, Judy Cottrell, Gary Colby, Pat Kelm, Max Klemm. Fourth row-Julie Noren, Mary Liskey, Jim Walters, Calvin Frappier, Dale Albrecht, Tom Yonker, Lee Burrows, Bill Achterberg, Dagny Lindal, Doreen VanLente, Dave Noble, Jim Bernard, Don Frobel, Barry Walcott, Mi:key Awocley. This has been a very successful year for the SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL BAND, which is under the direction of Mr. Howard. The band members have performed for the football games and have received much recognition for their formations. They have also marched in the Santa Claus Parade, Memorial Day Parade, Marching Festival, and the Blossom Parde. The concert band gave its annual 7:60 Show and participated in the Spring Festival and district and state contests. Scholarships are given to worthy sophomores and iunior members to enable them to take part in the summer music camps. The officers ofthe band are president, Max Klemm, vice-president, Bill Achterberg, secretary, Paula Hanna, and treasurer, Jane Krieger. 72 Fr-rs o lr:- Pep Band First row-Valarie Geisler, Mr. Howard ldirectorl, Douglas Smith, Suzy Yount, Pat Weybright, Sandy Hutchison, Ron Moore, Tom Corbett, Jack Shirley, Leonard Raschke. Second row-David Hinz, Bob Vandermolen, Duane Totzke, Paula Hanna, Judy Cottrell. Thircl row-Ron Wittig, Mary Kay Riggs, Max Klemm, Roger Kunde, Don Frobel, Jim Bernard. Fourth row-Phil King, Darrell Schrag, Norman Marschke, Bill Achterberg, Dave Noble. The PEP BAND has been a great help to the school by providing music for the pep assemblies, basketball games, and other events not requiring the entire band. This group, which is selected by Mr. Howard, has given the student body pep and spirit. Majorettes Jeanette Fishburn, Suzy Yount, Sandy Hutchison, Jackie Schmidt, Judy Rose. 73 Qi Orchestra Q . V CLARINET Larry Schultz Dave Kerr Douglas Smith Pat Weybright Sue Yount Sandra Hutchison BASSOON Keith Tucker CORNET Chuck Hahne Phil King Mara Lee Marshall FRENCH HORN Mary Ellen Tekoller Duane Totzke Karen Redman Paula Hanna TROMBONE VIOLA Sue Cowles Lynn Larkin CELLO Barbara Wirth Donna Hill Judy Speidel Barbara Cowles Dawn Pantilla Louise Rhoads Laurianne Tiscornia STRING BASS Jeanine Jensen Jeanette Fishburn Frank Ashley FLUTE Elaine Clear Janet Tillman Margaret Traxler PERCUSSION Bob Vandermolen David Hinz Jack Shirley labsentl SAXAPHONE Judy Cottrell Max Klemm DIRECTOR Mr. Erbach VIOLIN Linda Crowell Eddie Wolf Dan Bays Bill Dominy Wendy Rhoads Dennis Smith Bill Muhr Bob Beveridge Kathy Wetkowski Miriam Bridgham Tom Yonkers Blu wesner David Noble Bill Achterberg The ORCHESTRA, under the direction of Mr. Erbach, has had a very full and satisfactory schedule this past year. It has performed for such occasions as the Junior and Senior Class plays, district contests, Spring Music Festival at Ann Arbor, various local concerts, and Baccalaureate. Both iunior and senior high musicians are eligible to become members. The officers are as follows: president, Sue Cowles, vice-president, Ken Achterberg, secretary, Linda Crowell, and treasurer, Donna Hill. 74 IM Junior Hi h Band First row-Tom Yonker, Richard Weiser, Victor Palenske, Sandy Diamond, Gerry Freitag, Kathy Muhka, Shari Primley, Richard Carpenter, Jay Ballard, Tom Cook. Second row-Chris Filstrup, Virginia Meschke, Cathy Cobb, Janice Smith, Lynn Hughes, Sue Bliesmer, Rayline Horndasch, Marilyn Hauch, Charlotte Geible, Pat Marshall, Bob Place. Third row-Mr. Erbach ldirectorl, Jim Exum, Jane Cottrell, Mike Mornany, Bruce Decker, Ron Leatz, Joe Brooks, Ken Cull. The JUNIOR HIGH BAND is an organization through which young musicians develop their talents. Their purpose is to qualify for membership in Senior High Band. Their activities include playing for the Spring Festival and the Kiddies Parade. Individual members participate in the solo and ensemble contest. The director of this group is Mr. Erbach. 75 Mixed Chorus First raw-Phyllis Sahlin, Sandie Hirmer, Selma Pudel, Priscilla Warmbein, Marcia Heiden, Joyce Meister, Mary Bennett, Betty Mildon, Virginia Maynard, Barbara Cornwell, Linda Crowell. Second row-Donna Hill, Judy Speidel, Susan Scott, Judy Hughes, Sue Scott, Janet Gosselar, Carol Omweg, Joyce Ohst, Barbara Leatz, Nancy Klem, Mary Howell, JoAnn Schaus. Third row-Judy Frobel, Joan Smith, Janet Smith, Arlene Steinke, Joy Leisz, Dawn O'Brien, Pat Brunke, Kaye Loshbough, Shirley Ludlum, Judith Dasse, Barbara Jordan. Fourth row-Bill Wesner, James Schram, Dick Penrod, Dave Nelson, Eton Pelzer, Don Damaske, James Carr, Dave Froelich, Tom Matthews, Mr. Tower ldirectorl. The MIXED CHORUS consists of a talented group of Senior High School vocalists. Throughout the year they have participated in school assemblies, radio broadcasting, and for special local concerts such as Blossomtime. The Chorus has also sung in the District and State Festivals with other schools of the County and the Spring Program with the Band and Orchestra. The operetta, The Low-land Sea, was the highlight of the year's per- formances. SCENES FROM tge beautiful? folylc opeva 'lll'llHlllIE llLClOJWVllLANllJJ SIIEPR With a New England seaport village of 1881 setting the stage, the curtain opens on the first scene of "The Lowland Sea." This folk opera depicts the life ofa girl whose sailor lover has been lost at sea. Believing this news, she marries, only to discover that the sailor is still alive. However, she is now married and so, although she doesn't love her husband, she remains with him and his three children. 76 Madrigal ingers are l First row- Mr. Tower ldirectorl, Joyce Ohst, Barbara Leatz, Marcia Heiden, Joyce Meister. Second row-Barbara Cornwell, Judy Hughes, Sue Scott, Mary Bennett, Dawn 0'Brien. Third row-David Froelich, Donald Damaske, Mike Melcher, Bob Melcher, Karl Druva, David Nelson, Bob Mason. The MADRIGAL SINGERS are a select group of senior high school students interested in a cappella singing. They are chosen according to their voice qualities and sincere interest. This group has made several outstanding performances, singing both madrigals, the popular music of fourteenth century Europe, and modern music. CAST Darie ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,, ....... B a rbara Leatz Johnnie Dee .,.. ...... D ave Froehlich Hannah ,,,,,,, ...... M arcia Heiden Nathaniel .... ...,,. D ave Nelson Delight .,.... ...... B etty Mildon Submit ,,,,.,,,,,, ...,.... J udi Jasper Patience ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ...... J anet Gosselar Captain Jesse .,...... ........ D on Damaske Belinda 4,,,4,,,,,,,, ..., J oyce Meister Doctor ,,,,,,,,,,,. ,,4,..,,.,,,..... ......,.. E t an Pelzer Amos .t,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,A,,.,,,,,A,..A.,..,........ T om Matthews an ltr 4- Accompanist ......,,..,.,,.,..,..,,,,,....,. Mary Ellen TeRoller Assisted by Marcia Heiden and Linda Crowell Student Director .,.......,..........,..........,.,.....,., Sue Scott Technicians ..,,..,... ...Tom Palmer and Walter Kargus --if-1 lin. gift 'V we 0- 7 c:'i.'?iK ' - N +.. - ,L .if slfi 'S Af :vest Q..-M c.. Ll -sl 'T N. --M--".4.-. ....,..- .-,-... -- 4, First row-Mary Howell, Mr. Sanmarco iadvisorl, Edna Hut- schild, Beth Hegland, Barbara Bishop, Evelyn Martin, Shirley Kirksey, Second raw-Dora Ward, Lois Skibbe, Eddie Warren, Sandy Fansler, Donna Martin, Jeanne Ollhott, Joyce Pagel, Vicky Fisher, Geline Wilkerson, Judy Brandes, Dorothy Drews. Third row-Sally Johannes, Dick Penrod, Gale Meyerink, Sherry Berner, Fred Luther, Ray Coulombe, John George, Jerry Grau, Barbara Stroshein. Library Club U her Club The USHER CLUB serves at all school programs and sports events during the school year. The club members meet many people of the community. The club code emphasizes courtesy, efficiency, and sportsmanship. Senior high school students are eligible for membership. The officers are Evelyn Martin, Head Usher, Barbara Bishop, Assistant Head Usher, and Beth Hegland, secretary. Mr. San- marco is the club advisor. l l The LIBRARY CLUB was organized in 1950. Its purpose is to give stu- dents an opportunity to learn more about the fundamentals relating to library work. Under the advisorship of Miss Swanson, who is new to our school this year, the club sponsors the Football Queen Dance each fall. Representatives are sent to the meeting of the Library Association of Michigan every year. t The officers who regulated this 1 club's activities are president, t Denny Swank, vice-president, Em- l magene Reisig, secretary, Jo Ann . Doo-Little, and treasurer, Betty Nylen. First row--Betty Nylen, Emmagene Reisig, Denny Swank, JoAnn Doolittle, Miss Swanson tschool librarian. Second row- Sandra Hutchison, Judy Christman, Geri Wenzlatt, Lucille Smith, Lonna LaVanway. Standing-Deanna Diamond, Jim Firehammer, Duane Hauch, Les Knuth, Marlin Sempert, Pat Schmieding. 78 The s p I a n THESPIAN TROUP No. 584 is a member of the Na- tional Thespian Society. Its purpose is furthering the dramatic abilities of students. To attain membership one must take part in the dramatic productions in school until he has learned at least ten points. The highest honor received is that of Honor Thespian with fifty points. The Troup under the direction of Miss Theisen, has presented the Christmas play and various other dramatic skits. They have also assisted with the Operetta and Variety Show. Going to Chicago to see a play and attending the regional and national conven- tions are highlights of the year. This year's officers are president, Mike Melcher, vice- president, Jim Burrows, secretary, Pat Schmieding, treasurer, Jerry Weimann, and clerk, Sue Scott. Seated-Mrs. Pede ladvisorl, Sharon Mulhern, Dave Nelson, Marcia Heiden, Anson Lovellette. Standing-Lois Skibbe, Bill Kruggel, Dave Kerr, Barb Jordan, Jeanne Ollhoff. First row-Tom Palmer, Myrna Herbertson, Janice Froberg, Gretchen Gilmore, Judy Hughes, Judy Jeschke, Betty Nylen, Connie Kruggel, Sally Schillinger, Miriam Jackson, Beverly Callendar, Tim Sparks. Second row- Jerry Weimann, Pat Schmieding, Jim Burrows, Mike Melcher, Miss Theisen ladvisorl, Sue Scott. Third row-Jim Brown, Jim Bernard, Nancy Burreson, Ellen Hollon, Helen Palenske, Dick Carlson, Gail Gersonde, Sharron Lausman, Janet Gosselar, Anna Kasischke, Tom Sinn, Irene Smith. Fourth row-Carol Gersonde, Bill Achterberg, Dave Williams, Jim Place, Fred Ehrhardt, Joe Schutz. Forensi Club The FORENSIC CLUB is a comparatively new group in the school, organized in 1955 to give senior high stu- dents an opportunity to further their speaking abilities. The group meets with its advisor, Mrs. Pede, monthly for debate, discussion, interpretive reading, and decla- mation. One of its main functions is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy Contest. The officers are president, David Nelson, vice-presi- dent, Sharon Mulhurng secretary, Marcia Heiden, and treasurer, Mary TeRoller. 79 Our diloclw, Miss Tlsoiua and her assistants Sue Scott and Jerry Weimann. ere are Your Class Plays JUNIOR PLAY CAST Seated-Helen Palenske, Bill Achterberg, Gail Gersonde. First Row-Carol Gersonde, Ellen Hallon, Myrna Herbertson, Nan Atwell, Nan Burreson, Dick Carlson, Bev Callendar, Tom Sinn, Carol Schwab. Second Row-Jim Burrows, Mike Melcher, Fred Ehrhardt, Jim Place, Dave Williams. NO MORE HOMEWORK Every student has wished, at one time or another, that he could be prin- cipal for a day. When Pamela Jones lNancy Atwelll was asked to be acting principal of Ames High School for the day, she had no idea of the many de- cisions she would have to make. The many problems which could arise over a long period of time in any normal American high school all seemed to oc- cur in the one day when Pamela was in charge. Miraculcusly Pam and her way- ward boyfriend, Buzz Bailey lJim Bur- rowsl, overcame the difficulties, and the school returned to normal. Ames High School with its teen age characters and temperamental teachers presented a natural setting for this amusing high school comedy. No More Homework was a rollicking success. "Thorn may be snow on the root but thlro's Gail Gersondo "cIobhers" Fud Ehrhardt. are In nu chimney H 80 Carol Genomic and Jim Place. DOWN TO EARTH Do you believe in angels? The play "Down to Earth," chosen as the Senior Class play, almost convinced theatre- goers that there might be personable and mischievous angels anywhere, could one but see them. Agnes lBetty Nylenl and Wilfred lJim Bernardl were accompanied to earth by Pilone lJim Burrowsl an angel with only one wing and with a mischievous disposition. These angels came to earth with a mis- sion. Wealthy Augusta Applegate lCarol Gersondel and Herman Howell lFred Ehrhardtl, devoted to his cat, were to be taken heavenward. The angels' mis- sion was a success, and so was this un- usual fantasy comedy. The play was complicated by Augusta's mercenary relatives and by Pilone's mischievous propensities, but before the final curtain romance is blooming and Pilone has won both wings. SENIOR PLAY CAST First Row-Betty Nylen, Jim Bernard, Judy Jeschke. Second Row-Sue Scott, Larry Carmack, Janet Gosselar. Third Row-Carol Gersonde, Connie Kruggel, Mim Jackson. Fourth Row-Jerry Weimann, Fred Ehrhardt, Jim Burrows, Mike Melcher. Backstage Crew "Something's pulling mp hand." Mim D ' Jackson and Jim Burrows. Lets go puck out the ring," Janet Gos- selar and Mike Melcher. wul'l"9 angels-Jim Bernard and Betty Nylen, watch over charges Fred Ehrhardt and Carol Gersonde. 81 Seated lleft to rightl- Bill Achterberg, Anna Kasischke, Sue Scott, Sandy Hutchison, Max Klemm, Mildre Reitz, Miss Webster ladvisorl. Future Teachers .gs g .. g xp !! d Sfflrtding-Jayne Koch, Janet Roth, Joyce Kelm, Alice Neugebauer, Carol Berndt, Jo Ann Sulcek, Jane' Tillman, Cheryl Peterson, Suzy Yount. 'f frAr.irlff2rsrJ"'A"i . '-W'-T "r".:e-1:ffi'.g:.j:"'r'-f f:7"f"i'1-Q7+f'.....'.lmA"f q f-'V - letle J fm- J sf--L-X.. 1 V one First row--Carlene Anderson, Barbara Benoit, Betty Beckman, Mrs. Richards lschool nursel, Sharolyn White, Paula Hanna, Belinda Vizcarra, Nancy Phillips, Sally Frakes, Sharron Lausrnan, Second row- Gale Meyerink, Jo Ann Schuus, Donna Hill, Doreen VanLente, Linda Crowell, Ann VanAmerongen, Myrle Wark, Phyllis Sahlin, Lois Skibbe, Claire Ann Zschoche, Judy Speidel. The Edgar Bly FUTURE TEACHERS CLUB was established last year in our school. The purpose of the club is to help young people to find out whether or not they are suited to the teaching profession. During the year the mem- bers, under the supervision of Miss Webster, participated in assisting teach- ers, observing classes, teaching Sunday School, and similar activities. This year's officers are Sandra Hut- chison, presidentp Sue Scott, vice-presi- dent, Anna Kasischke, secretary, Bill Achterberg, treasurer, and Max Klemm, proiects chairman. Future Nurses The purpose of the FUTURE NURSES CLUB is to acquaint girls interested in the nursing profession with the hospital. The program includes speakers, movies, the Future Nurses' rally, and, most of all, working at the hospital at varied times. At the end of the year a member is rewarded with a pin for working twenty hours at the hospital and a guard and pin for forty hours of work. This year's officers are president, Belinda Viz- carra, vice-president, Myrle Wark, and secretary- treasurer, Paula Hanna. Mrs. Richards, the school nurse, is the advisor. G.A.A. First row-Dagne Lindal, Evelyn Martin, Alice Brink, Beth Hegland,Margie Engler, Mary Riggs, Judy Blankenberg. Second row-Marilyn Zuppke, Judy Tets, Yvonne Tosi, Barbara Stroshein,Margaret Harmon, Gale Meyerink, Hertha Wolf, Juleen Burr. Third row-Judy Brandes, Mary Howell, Glenna Kirksey, Barbara Wrighl,Diane Lick, Carol Dorow, Sharon Stroshein, Betty Howe, Beverly Jackson, Fourth row-Miss Gehres ladvisorl, Geline Wilkerson, Barbara Bishop,CaroIyn Crawford, Janet Luton, Patti Love, Edna Hufschild, Carol Jean, Teifke, Maxine Rozinski. The G.A.A. was organized this year under the super- vision of Miss Gehres. The purpose of this club is to extend girls' sports interests and abilities and promote school spirit. The club has held sports exhibitions and helped support charity funds. The president is Evelyn Martin, vice-president, Beth Heglandp secretary, Alice Brink, and treasurer, Dagny Lindal. The purpose of the LETTER "S" CLUB is to honor boys who have earned a major letter in sports. Members of the club promote good sportsmanship among the ath- letes of the school and engender school spirit in the student body. The club, under the supervision of Mr. QQ Haack and Mr. Higgs, sponsored an after-game dance ,, C I b and presented the annual John Karsten Award. r u The president is Dave Williams, the vice-president is Dave Siewert, and the secretary-treasurer is Fred Reddel. First row-Mr. Haack ladvisorl, Douglas Walker, Dave Siewert, Carroll Gerbel, Jason Harness, Daryl Schlender, Allen Ross, Larry DeFrios, Dave Dorow, Ted Hornus. Second row--Ron Harness, Kent Miller, George Walters, Ron Vieregge, Frank Callender, Dick Kesterke, Gilbert Migala, Dave Williams, Dennis Williams, Jim Firehammer, Jim Bernard. Third row- Jim Marquardt, Tom Sinn, Dick Carlson, Fred Reddel, Victor Mix, Jerry Neidlinger, Eldon Kasischke, Bob Gusse, Duane Tonka, Fourth row-Hugh Hegland, Karl Druva, Bruce Berndt, Don Engler, Tom Anderson, Les Knuth, Bob Reschke. 83 Windup First row-Paula Bylic, Marcia Heiden, Ron Cope, Duane Hough, Paula Hanna, Bruce Berndt, Rocelyn Dwan. Second row-Mr. Benson fadvisori, Ellen Hollen, Kathy Rill, Sue Scott, Elden Kasischke, Jo Ann Sulcek, Mary Koch. The Windup, the school newspaper, is published every two weeks. The paper is a member ofthe National Scholastic Press Association and Scroll Society. The Windup, first organized by Mr. Spangenberg in 1939, has a regular newspaper staff and strives to bring the news of the school and town to the students of St. Joseph High School. Heading the staff are Paula Hanna and Duane Hauch as co-editors, Ron Cope, business manager., Marcia Heiden, news editor, Bruce Berndt, sports editor, Paula Bylic, features, and Kathy Rlll, circulation editor. Mr. Projection Club left to right-Bela Lindenfeld Mr Greene ladvisorl Robert Bru k D' k The purpose of the PROJECTION CLUB is to give to any student the opportunity to learn to operate and maintain a motion picture proiector and slide proiector. Each student must become proficient to learn to operate to pass many rigid standards set up by the club and school authorities. Upon passing these standards he is qualified to run proiectors for classes, and to aid the teachers. Bela Lindenfeld is president of the group and Bill Davis is secretary-treasurer. Advisor for the group is Mr. Greene. . ' ' n Keith Tucker, Ronny Leatz, Bill Davis. I e' lc Pemod' 84 Hi-Y First row-John Verrill, Dave Siewert, Carroll Gerbel, Ron Vieregge, Jim Marquardt. Second row- Terry Montei, Dick Carlson, Fred Reddel, Jerry Neidlinger, Gilbert Migala, Jerry Wentland, Mr, Durfee ladvisorl. Third row- Bob Billmon, Dave Williams, Kent Miller, Victor Mix, Frank Callendar, Dick Kesterke, Eldon Kasischke. Fourth row-Daryl Schlender, Tom Anderson, Bob DeVries, Denny Swank, Larry Schreiber, Robert Catania, Bob Gusse, Allen Ross, Max Klemm. The HI-Y is a club for iunior and senior boys, sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association. Its purpose is to create, maintain, and extend, throughout the school, home, and community, high standards of Christian character. The club's platform is "Clean speech, clean sportsmanship, and clean Iiving." The club meets twice a month, and service to the school is one of the main functions of the club. The officers are president, Carroll Gerbel, vice-president, Ron Vieregge, secretary, Victor Mix, treasurer, Jim Marquardt, sergeant-at-arms, Allen Ross, and chaplain, Jerry Wentland. Mr. Durfee and Mr. Standen are the advisors. Camera Club ' "' Q. Il l I -l C' No The CAMERA CLUB was organized in 1950 under the supervision of Miss Webster. The officers for this year are Charles Spangenberg, president, Donna Hill, vice- president, and Duane Hauch, treasurer. The purpose of the club is to train students for school and personal photography. Camera Club meets Tues- days during the school year, the members learn more about photographic equipment, improve their picture taking, have practice in darkroom work, and sell pic- tures of school events. Seated lleft to rightl-Charles Spangenberg, Lynn Larkin, Jeanette Fishburn, Barbara Wirth, Donna Hill, Frank Ashley. Standing-Beverly Biastock, Duane Hauch, Michael Glossinger, Brenda Moore Miss Webster ladvisorl. 85 Finis SENIOR President - Judy Christman First row-Judy Jeschke, Sally Schillinger, Judy Christmon, Vltky Duncan, Connie VlCe-Pt'eSldeI'lf1VlClCY DUYICGI1 Kruggel, Helen Palenske, Karen Stahl, Joyce Kirby, Cheryl Peterson. ' U , y Secretary - Conme Kruggel Second row-Carol Berndt, Carol Nuechterlein, Sharon Ruthsatz, Pat Schmiedrng, Paula Bylic, Geri Wenzlaff, Carol Cass, Anna Kasischke, Mary Ehrenberg, Jackie Treasurer, Helen Palenske Schmidt. Third row-Gail Mundt, Gretch Gilmore, Gail Gersonde, Judy Hughes, Ellen Hollon, Sue Scott, Joyce Kelm, Janet Gosselar, Miriam Jackson, Judy Cottrell, Betty Hermann. Y-TEENS' PURPOSE "To build a fellowship of women and girls de- voted to the task of realizing in our common life those ideals of personal and social living to which we are committed by our faith as Chris- tions." "In this endeavor we seek to understand Jesus, to share His love for all people, and to grow in the knowledge and love of God." First row- Paula Hanna, Dawn O'Brien, Marcia Heiden, Joyce Meister, Sandy Young- blood, Jan Parker, Pat Kennedy, Sharon Tedrick, Sharon Mulhern, Mary Fast. Second row-Mary Bennett, Connie Hinga, Deanna Diamond, Myra Rianoshek, Mary TeRoller, Emmagene Reisig, Mary Long, Jo Ann Doolittle, Joyce Lerke, Rosemary Loshbaugh. Third row-Jo Ann Schaus, Mary Koch, Carol Farnum, Nancy Rill, Sara Gleason, Liz Slawson, Jane Peapples, Bobbie Wells, Ann Saroni, Lucille Smih, Priscilla Warm- bein, Sue Scott, 86 Athena JUNIOR President - Sandy Youngblood Vice-President - Joyce Meister Secretary - Marcia Heiden Treasurer - Janice Parker Blue Triangl SOPHOMORE ' 'T 1' Pfesidenf-' Linda DUlfYmPIe First row-Marilyn Zuppke, Jane Mutz, Julie Noren, Connie Alti, Linda Dalrymple, . Deanna Doak, Karen Berk, Jan Damaske. Vlce-President - Connie Alti Second row-Yvonne Tosi, Shirley Coon, Judy Dasse, Joy Randall, Lonna Albright, SeCI'eTCI'Y 1 Julie Nbfeh Sandie Hirmer, Arlene Mansueto, Doreen Vanlente. Treasure'-T Deanna Dock Third row- Karen Redman, Alice lrgens, Kathy Myers, Kaye Zerbel, Kathryn Norton, Jo Freitag, Elaine Weaver, Claire Zschoche, Judy Frobel. Fourth row-Barbara Strosheim, Barbara Cornwell, Sharon Granke, Paula Edwards, Janice Dwan, Pat Cheyne, Rae Marshall, Sandy Geisler, Barbara Jordon, Lenora Linabury. The Y-TEENS is an organization of high school age girls who are members of the Y.W.C.A. The girls in each grade have their own individual clubs. They have their own service proiects, dances, paper drives, and recreation. Going on trips and overnights have been good experi- ences for some of the clubs. The hanging of the Greens at Christmas and the Heartbeat Dance put on annually through the combined efforts of all the Y-Teens in the Twin Cities. Freshmen FRESHMAN President- Mary Liskey Vice-President - Pat Mashke Secretary - Karen Johnson Treasurer - Deanna Pintcke First row-Judy Blankenberg, Barbara Katowich, Janet Zilkowski, Joyce Testini, Carol Waldeck, Pat Nelson, Janice Piedt, Judy Warmbein. Second row- Hertha Wolf, Beverly Jackson, Janet Bork, Pat Hamman, Jeanne Herbertson, Carol Larsen, Margie Hughes, Jean Bower. Third row-Tamara Noreen, Jill Veenhuis, Karen Jetzke, Sandra Dorow, Joan Berk, Shirley Lippert, Margie Engler. Fourth row-Pat Mashke, Phyllis Bavido, Karen Remus, Wendy Rhoads, Lynn Larkin, Dagne Lindal. Fifth row-Jane Cottrell, Pat Bischoft, Judy Green, Evelyn Kelsall, Christine Filstrup, Karen Johnson, Janice Smith. Sixth row-Joan Zeller, Florence Jackson, Mary Liskey, Nancy Christman, Joen Rauth, Jane Welbourne. Seventh row-Alice Becker, Wally Carlson, Claudia Deckard, Judy Dansiield, Deanna Pintzke, Gayle Exum, Sharon Stroshein, Sharon Graham, Jane Miller. 87 Junior Achievement f JB , V 4 X E ' " First row-Betty Hermann, Mary Bennett, Nancy Rill, Sara Gleason, Carol Farnum, . gg. Mary Fast, Emmagene Reising, Jo Ann Doolittle. N llllll Second row-Joyce Kelm, Myrle Wark, Priscilla Warmbein, Janet Roth, Sharolyn PM White, Jayne Koch, Kathy Rill, Kaye Loshbough, Deanna Diamond. T Third row--Charles Spangenberg, Jim Marquardt, Carroll Gerbel, Tom Siegeler, Ron Wittig, Dave Conrad, Jerry Welmann. Fourth row-Dean Williams, Melvin Winters, Jim Jetzke, Dave Brado, Duane Hauch, Fred Luther. JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT, a nationwide program sponsored by business and industries, is open to iuniors and seniors. By establishing different companies, the students are taught what it means to own, manage, and work for a business enterprise. The various companies in which St. Joseph students participate are Emco Products, Jaco Products, Topnotch Products, Substeel Company, Premium Products, and Vari-Products. Junior High Dramatic Club xx. First row-Miss Reed ladvisorj, Joan Berk, Jeanne Herbertson, Laurianne Tiscornia. Second row-Jane Miller, Wally Carlson, Judy Dansfield, Barbara Cowles, Merilee McCoy. Not pictured-- Pat Mashke, Carolyn Wendelken, Margie Hughes. The purpose of the JUNIOR HIGH DRAMATICS CLUB is to give two plays for the iunior high student body during the school year. The club is open to any eighth or ninth grade student, and all those interested in acting or other types of stage work are encouraged to ioin. Miss Reed is the advisor, and there are no officers. 88 Booster Club The BOOSTER CLUB consists of eighth and ninth graders. The club operates the refreshment stands at the football and basket- ball games, iust one of the many services it renders to the school. The money obtained is used by the Booster Club for club pins and the activities they sponsor. The Booster Club has offered a scholarship yearly to a senior who has been a former Booster Club member. The officers are president, Lee Burrows, vice-president, Roger Kunde, secretary, Tom Yonder, and treasurer, Donita Plue. The advisors are Mr. Heathcote and Mr. Hartmann. First row-Judy Frobel, Janice Dawn, Connie Alti, Linda Crowell, Sandie Hirmer. Second row-Pot Cheyne, Doreen VanLente, Karen Redman, Jo Freitag, Julie Noren. First row-Joan Romszewicz, Nancy Langdon, Connie Van Amerongen, Marilyn Hauch, Margie Herbstreit, Joy Rogers, Sherry Disbrow, Sharon Paulsteine. Second row-Carol Teifke, Jean Bower, Donita Plue, Janice Piedt, Mr. Healhcote ladvisort, Mr, Hartmann ladvisorl. Third row- Garden Brown, Donald Warren, Melvin EvanoH, Bob White, Bob Pitts, Roger Kunde, Tom Yonker. Fourth row -Joan Krieger, Jerry Woolter, Robert Gast, Wendal Carmack, Lee Burrows, Bob Place, Rex Jeschke. Girl Scouts elm GIRL SCOUT TROOP No. 34 Girl Scout Troop No. 34 has been very active in community service work this past year. The members gave a Christmas party at the Berrien County Infirmary last Christmas and have donated their time and energy to many hospital proiects. This year's officers are president, Judy Redman, vice-presi- dent Doreen Vanlentep secretary, Karen Redman, and treas- urer,, Janice Dwan. The Troop's leader is Mrs. Noren. 89 Junior Hi h Student Council Seated--Lynn Hughes, Joen Rauth, Charles Moore, Miss Tomlinson ladvisorl, Ken Achterberg, Pat Bischoff, Florence Jackson, Jill Veenhuis. Standing-Louise Rhodes, Ken Cull, Robert Ankli, Verne Schneider, Jim Dutenhaver, Jeanette Fishburn, Gene Walters, Evelyn Kelsall, Pat Mashke. The JUNIOR HIGH STUDENT COUNCIL was first organized in 1936. Its purpose is to offer a place to discuss matters concerning the iunior high students. Its activities consist of maintain- ing a fund for various expenses such as paid assemblies and annual pictures. This organiza- tion also puts on an annual talent show at one of the parties. The council is sponsored by Miss Tomlinson and this year's officers are elected by the student body. They are president, Ken Achterbergp vice president, Chuck Moore, secretary, Pat Bischoltg and treasurer Joen I Rauth. There are twelve representatives, one from each of the eighth and ninth grade home rooms. Here is Your Staff Seated lleft to nghtl - Carol Nuechterlein, Sharon Ruthsatz, Judy Christman, Betty Nylen, Helen Palenske, Jan Froberg, Cheryl Peterson, Joyce Kelm, Mim Jackson, Betty Hermann. Standing -Sue Scott, Frank Ashley, Jim Brown, Jack Ristau, Judy Hughes, Dick Sheldon, Charles Spangenberg, Terry Colby, Tom Sinn, Carol Gersonde, Anna Kasischke, Miss Webster ladvisorl. Throughout the school year, the annual staH has met frequently, as a whole and in committee groups, with the ultimate aim of producing the 1956 Mazenblue. Many hours have been spent in organizational meetings, in creative writing, and in page layout before this annual could be distributed. There have been many new and better features added to the 1956 Mazenblue. Among these have been the addition of eight pages, a more vivid faculty section, personal write-ups for all seniors, a review of events of the school year, and an honors page. Editor-in-Chief ..,,. -,.-,,qqq D ick Sheldon ASSISTUHT EdITOl' ...... ,---, J udy Hughes Business Manager ..... -,-,,. J im Brgwn Circulation Manager ......... Staff Photographer ....... Feature Editor .......A, FACULTY COMMITTEE Anna Kasischke, Chairman Carol Gersonde Jan Froberg UNDERCLASS COMMITTEE Sue Scott, Chairman Pat Schmieding Connie Kruggel SENIOR COMMITTEE Joyce Kelm, Chairman Mim Jackson Cheryl Peterson Joyce Kirby Jackie Schmidt Carol Berndt Janet Gosselar Betty Hermann ,.......Jack Ristau ........Frank Ashley .s.....ElIen Hollon CLUB COMMITTEE Helen Palenske, Chairman Sharon Ruthsatz Judy Christman Betty Nylen Carol Nuechterlein SPORTS Charles Spangenberg, Chairman Terry Colby Tom Sinn 91 Top Ten Students Here are Your Standing, left to right: Doris Ward, Barbara Leatz, Dick Sheldon, Sue Scott, Ellen Hollon, and Helen Palenske. Seated: Hilde Schwanke, Ruth Waldenmaier, Jim Brown, and Carol Gersonde. Boys' State Delegates D.A.R. 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