St Joseph High School - Crescent Yearbook (St Joseph, MI)
- Class of 1956
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Here is Your Community
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.
p Saint Joseph
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.
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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.
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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
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.
Here are Your Hi hlight
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
St. Joe meets Grand Haven in scoreless tie
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
18. Holland outscores Bears, 32-14
27-28. MEA, flrst long weekend
28 St. Joe shears South Haven Rams, 33-7
Niles Vikings trip St. Joe, 21-7
Police entertain at Sock Hop-served its Halloween purpose
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
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
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
Winter Wonderland Dance at Elks Club
27. Bears down Holland, 74-53
of I955- 956
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
3. Bears swamp Buchanan,
4. St. Joe stops Grand
10. Bears push by Niles,
11. Heartbeat held for Twin
17. Bears trimmed by Dowa- i
18. Student Council Variety
Show Financial Success
24. St. Joe runs over Mus-
kegon Catholic Central,
24. Sharon Ruthsatz entertains
a "few friends" at a
in A 'E 3 slumber party
24-25. Lost Weekend!!!
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
9. School resumes
13. County Institute-twenty-four for free
21. State Contests for band and orchestra at
27-28. Junior Class presents Tattletale
11. Orchestra Concert - Sweet strings sing
19. Prom - who needs money?
30. Memorial Day Holiday
Lats week of Senior classes and tests
3. Baccalaureate Sunday
4. Senior Picnic- Who will get a bath this
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.
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
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
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
Here is Your Facult
Dick Kesterke, a junior in Miss Webster's
English class, listens as Maybelline, who The ivniers in MY- 5PUn99'1l-'el'9'5 English
class listen attentively as he reads to
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
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English ahd Social Stuclies meal
Liz Slawsan puts away her books in
prevaration for listening to English
records in Miss Ireson's literature
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
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.
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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.
Latin anguages Spanish
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-
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.
Mr. Larkin shows Warren Geisler, a chemistry stu-
dent, the proper procedure of water distillation.
Under the observing eye of Mr. Hartmann, Dana
Paxson and Hal Story perform an experiment for
eighth grade science.
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
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.
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
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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."
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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-
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Mrs. Richards, the school nurse, and monitor
Carol Moore make use of the eye chart in
giving eye tests.
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
"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
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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.
Not Pictured: Mr. Peck and Mr. Mlynek,
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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-
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
"What wisdom can you find
that is greater than kind-
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
James Bernard Richard Sheldon
L James Burrows
RICHARD S. SHELDON, JR.
"He loves to have his share
But not before his work is
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
"I hurry not, neither do I
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.
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.
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
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
RICHARD ONDELL AKINS
"Silence has its virtues, appreciated
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
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-
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
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'
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,
"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
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-
JAMES DWIGHT BROWN
"Every industrious man is a
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
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Society. She was a very able
embark on a medical career
"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.
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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-
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.
JUDITH ANNE CHRISTMAN
"Snapping eyes and coal black
A dashing smile that's always
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
EARL WILLARD CLAY
"He looks shy, but you never
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
"Pleasure does not allow much time
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
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
"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.
"Teachers in heaven? Then let me
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
A frrendl What more need be
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
You're great and liked by
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.
"Where's there's a crowd, he'll
Telling some jokes and laughing
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.
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
'A sunny disposition and a ready
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.
"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-
LEROY E. ESCHLER
'Every man is a volume if you know
how to read him."
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,
RONALD CARL FRITZ
"Pleasure does not allow much time
for work, therefore, drop the
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
"Learning makes a good mdn
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
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.
"Good personality, full of fun
From early morn till the day is
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.
"The fewer the words, the greater
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.
"Always a smile and a kind word
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
We'd like ta know what she's
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-
CARROLL WALTER GERBEL
"Gerbs is a fellow with lots of wit.
On the baseball field he's quite a
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.
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"Cheerful and gay, with a serious
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.
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.
"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
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-
"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
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
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
"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
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
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.
"A welcome smile-
A joke or two."
Her quiet ways, her thoughts
Are not complete without her
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.
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.
"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-
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
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
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
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.
"Kindness is something you cannot
But if you run short, she has an
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
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.
"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
"There is no cosmetic for beauty
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.
"He has a 'hi' and a grin
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.
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,
"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.
"As brimful of mischief, wit,
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
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-
"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.
"Blondish hair and freckles galore,
Although shy, she has smiles by
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.
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
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-
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
"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."
"Nothing endures but personal
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
EMIL LA VIOLETTE has shown a
great interest in farming as a career.
Quiet friendliness has characterized
his high school days. Aside from
"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.
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.
"A winning way and a smiling
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-
JAMES E. MARQUARDT
"To be a great leader is an art,
And this young man has a very
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
SHARON LEE LAUSMAN
Able and active with brains and
She does a lot without much
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.
"Her friends are many: her faults
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
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
"A girl who is lull of merriment,
good sportsmanship and
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
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
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
"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.
"His manner and character become
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
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
"Silence is the most perfect
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
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.
"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-
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.
"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-
GEORGIA RAY NORTON
"She came to our school quite
A fine adjustment she has
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
"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
"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.
"Little friends may prove great
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.
"She parts her hair with great
And does all things with like
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
"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
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, 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
"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 seldom has much to say,
Yet he's friendly in every way."
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.
"Men of few words are the
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.
"When she smiles you'll always
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.
"We are happy because God
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
"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-
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
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.
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
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-
"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
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.
"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-
KARL W. SCHWAB
"I shot an arrow into the air and
where it lands I do not care."
Swimming, hunting, and archery
"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
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-
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-
JOHN THOMAS SIEGLER
"We who are quiet are not
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
"Playing the drums is .lack's main
In the fleld of music he will earn
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.
"No man can be a patriot on an
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
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
in this field after graduation.
,- .. W,
"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.
"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
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
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
CHAS. E. SPANGENBERG
"Here is a fellow with a business
But it's often fllled with fun
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
KAREN W. STAHL
"A woman's heart, like a moon, is
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.
"Pretty as a picture and a sense ol
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
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.
"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
"Always cheerful .and a Iriend
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
"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.
"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.
"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
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.
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.
"You'd scarely expect .a quiet man
To raise sucth a rough house as
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-
"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
"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
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.
"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.
ake us happy and you make
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.
"Smooth are his looks as well as his
He's always busy with girls and
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."
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-
"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-
replaced with a better car.
Presidorrl Vin-Frosldonl Snrolary
John Verrlll Emrnagono lohig Marcia Holden
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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
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Here are Your Sports
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
Here are Your Coaches
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Dominy, John Boyce, Bob Vandermolen, Craig Kennedy, Melvin Evanoff,
' Standing: Coach Buursma, Mike Korb, Mike Wyngarden, Jim Johnson,
Chuck Koch, Jim Dahlstrom, Gary Gephart, Clit? Cobb, Spriggs TeRoIler,
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.
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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.
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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,
Leg, go righl- Evelyn Kelsall, Nancy Chrislrnan, Chrisline Filsirup, Pal Bischofl, Joen Raulh, Mary Liskey,
Fmm Row - Jim Burrows, Jerry Weimann, Gilbert Wigola.
Back Row- Ron Leatz, John Nemethy, Mr. Harrsen. L f h H G
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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'
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.
left to right- Rocelyn Dwan, Lonna Albright, Joy Randall, Pat Cheyne, Karen Radtke.
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Standing - Frank Callender Terry Montei Don Engler Jerry Neidlinger Daryl Schlender Bob G G'l '
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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
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
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Kendallville .,...s ,s..,. 7 0 52
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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.
Jase Harness, Bob Gusse, and Allen Ross look on as Eldon
Kasischke and Daryl Schlender "going up" on a Dowagiac
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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.
Left fo right-Coack Zick, Tom Ankli, Jack Rislou, Jim Burrows, Duane Toizke, Dove Risiau, Dick Keslerke, Don Tofzke,
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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.
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Dave Dose, Bob Reschke, Kent Miller, Coach Larkin.
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
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.
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Seated lleft to rightl- Ruth Waldenmaier, Carol Gersonde, Miss Dunbar ladvisorl,
Sue Scott, Judy Hughes, Ellen Hollon, Bill Achterberg, Jim Brown, Frank Ashley, Jim
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.
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
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w moving wi is wi lclsms ably by Max K'emm,s band.
Besides aptly accompanying many of
the vocalists, Marcia Heiden performed
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.
- The fine baritone voice of Mike Melcher
5""9'n9 "Shadra:k" was a thrill for all
Ron Wittig and Fred Reddel amused
the audience with their "goofing" and
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
Chuckles and roars alike greeted
Sharon Mulhern's amusing comedy skit.
Senior Hi h Band
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.
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.
Jeanette Fishburn, Suzy Yount, Sandy Hutchison, Jackie Schmidt, Judy Rose.
Mara Lee Marshall
Mary Ellen Tekoller
Jack Shirley labsentl
Tom Yonkers Blu wesner
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.
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.
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.
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-
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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.
First row- Mr. Tower ldirectorl, Joyce Ohst, Barbara Leatz, Marcia Heiden, Joyce
Second row-Barbara Cornwell, Judy Hughes, Sue Scott, Mary Bennett, Dawn
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.
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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
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Assisted by Marcia Heiden and Linda Crowell
Student Director .,.......,..........,..........,.,.....,., Sue Scott
Technicians ..,,..,... ...Tom Palmer and Walter Kargus
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First row-Mary Howell, Mr. Sanmarco iadvisorl, Edna Hut-
schild, Beth Hegland, Barbara Bishop, Evelyn Martin, Shirley
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.
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.
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
First row--Betty Nylen, Emmagene Reisig, Denny Swank, JoAnn Doolittle, Miss Swanson tschool
Second row- Sandra Hutchison, Judy Christman, Geri Wenzlatt, Lucille Smith, Lonna LaVanway.
Standing-Deanna Diamond, Jim Firehammer, Duane Hauch, Les Knuth, Marlin Sempert, Pat
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
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.
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.
Our diloclw, Miss Tlsoiua and her assistants
Sue Scott and Jerry Weimann.
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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
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
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.
"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.
Seated lleft to rightl- Bill Achterberg, Anna Kasischke, Sue Scott, Sandy Hutchison, Max Klemm, Mildre
Reitz, Miss Webster ladvisorl.
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Sfflrtding-Jayne Koch, Janet Roth, Joyce Kelm, Alice Neugebauer, Carol Berndt, Jo Ann Sulcek, Jane'
Tillman, Cheryl Peterson, Suzy Yount.
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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,
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.
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
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.
First row-Paula Bylic, Marcia Heiden, Ron Cope, Duane Hough, Paula Hanna, Bruce Berndt,
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
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.
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
Bela Lindenfeld is president of the group and Bill
Davis is secretary-treasurer. Advisor for the group is
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Keith Tucker, Ronny Leatz, Bill Davis. I e' lc Pemod'
First row-John Verrill, Dave Siewert, Carroll Gerbel, Ron Vieregge,
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
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
Camera Club '
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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.
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
Third row-Gail Mundt, Gretch Gilmore, Gail Gersonde, Judy Hughes, Ellen Hollon,
Sue Scott, Joyce Kelm, Janet Gosselar, Miriam Jackson, Judy Cottrell, Betty Hermann.
"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-
"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
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,
President - Sandy Youngblood
Vice-President - Joyce Meister
Secretary - Marcia Heiden
Treasurer - Janice Parker
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
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.
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,
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,
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.
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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.
First row-Miss Reed ladvisorj, Joan Berk, Jeanne Herbertson, Laurianne Tiscornia.
Second row-Jane Miller, Wally Carlson, Judy Dansfield, Barbara Cowles, Merilee
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.
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 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.
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
Rauth. There are twelve representatives, one from each of the eighth and ninth grade home
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,
Anna Kasischke, Chairman
Sue Scott, Chairman
Joyce Kelm, Chairman
Helen Palenske, Chairman
Charles Spangenberg, Chairman
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. Award Winners
Dick Sheldon, Jim Place, Jim Burrows, Gilbert
Migala, Jim Bernard
Judy Hughes, Good Citizen
Doris Ward, American History Award
Merit Scholarship Contestants
Standing, left to right: Jim Brown, Jim Place, Dick Sheldon, and Charles Spangen-
Sealed: Barbara lealz, Ruth Waldenmaier, Carol Gersonde, Sue Scott, and Judy
American Legion Oratorical Contest "I Speak for Democracy" Winners
Bill Achlerberg, Marcia Heiden, Fred Ehrhardt
Ron Vieregge, Elan Pelzer, Jim Bernard
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