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Page 270 text:
There's nothing like a night
on the town
The room was hot, cramped, dark, and shook with
the vibrations of the music. People bumped and
shoved each other as they tried to dance to reggae.
And the expensive food that was provided simply
got cold. These were familiar sights at the 1986 lu-
This year the 1986 Country Day School Prom was
held at the Airport Hilton at approximately 9:00 P.M.
on Saturday, May 17. Rented black limousines pulled
up to the main entrance of the hotel, dropping sev-
eral of the couples off for the dance.
Inside the Ralph Butler Band played loud reggae
music while people danced on a somewhat small
floor in a much too small room. Sitting at tables
behind the the dance floor couples socialized by
throwing pretzels and drinking the soda that was
served in an adjacent room.
As a couple entered the room, they were sup-
posed to take a gold paper key with a number on it.
Then, during the festivities, numbers were called out
at random and the people with the matching key
number received a prize.
After the band had stopped playing, which was
around 12:00 A-.M., people climbed into their limou-
sines and cars to make the long drive out to the Hill
Behan Lumber Yard in St. Charles.
. .f ,,. V
wc- '- ,
loe Buck returns from
in the Behan's house.
glancing over the pastries as he relaxes
Page 269 text:
has ELECTRIC season
When the Varsity Golf season
started in early spring, the team
had lost many of its veterans and
it was once again a young team.
But returning player Ed
C-ulewitz led the team to a
strong finish with the help of
Steve Gontram. Steve started
the season well, and played
consistently throughout with a
season high of 38.
Other team members includ-
ed Chip Walker, Brian Roche,
Bill Shepherd, joe Mueller, and
David Strain. The team had an-
other year of fine coaching by
Ron Holtman. Coach Holtman
led the squad to a 9-5 record
losing only to Priory, Burroughs,
CBC Lutheran South, and DeS-
Some of the highlights of the
season included a second place
finish in the ABC League Tour-
nament and a second place in
the Best Ball Tournament. The
WON BISHOP DUBORC ---
RECORD: WON 3, LOST 4
four players that represented
Country Day at the District Golf
Tournament were Capt. Ed
C-ulewitz, Steve C-ontram, Chip
Walker, and loe Mueller.
Golf truly had an electric sea-
son this year. Either golfer's luck
or unfortunate scheduling, bad
weather seemed to follow the
team to more matches than
usual. Clear evidence was pro-
vided when Gontram was al-
most struck by lightning while
playing 9 holes. Could it be that
golf clubs really act as lightning
Walker summed up the sea-
son by saying "I felt we had a
rewarding season, and I know
they will do an even better job
next year." The golf Rams will
have all of this year's players re-
turning except Capt. Gulewitz
and Chip Walker.
by Tucker Franciscus
199 BURROUCHS 206
255 CHAMINADE 261
270 LUTHERAN SOUTH 285
270 LUTHERAN NORTH 320
251 CBC 234
257 PRINCIPIA 291
270 AQUINAS 284
266 CLAYTON 251
274 LUTHERAN NORTH 340
274 PRINCIPIA 320
275 PRIORY 271
247 LUTHERAN SOUTH 258
281 DESMET 243
275 BURROUGHS 267
RECORD: won 9, tosr 5
Page 271 text:
Bill Latta: CHANGED
"I couldn't go to parties without drinking. I would
have to drink to rid me of all my insecuritiesf'
At age 17, Bill Latta started using pot. He began by
getting stoned a few times a week. Often he would
leave school to get high.
In his junior year at Country Day, Bill was involved
in a bombing incident at a party. He left C.D.S.,
before being expelled, and went to a boarding
school. However, things did not change.
"I found things the same at boarding school." He
repeated his junior year, still getting high, but worse.
"I was getting stoned three or four times a day at
boarding school. I couldn't survive without drugs."
Money ran short and Bill had to resort to selling in
order to support his habit.
The first realization came to Latta when his parents
found pot in his room. He promised himself that he
would quit, but one week of abstinence did no
good. He was hooked.
In February of that year, there was a drug and
alcohol seminar at this school. He showed up drunk
and passed out. The Dean took him to the infirmary,
and Bill had hit rock bottom.
"I met a friend in the infirmary who had been
through a drug treatment program. He gave me the
big Alcoholics Anonymous book and I began to read
it. It was then that I realized I needed help."
Bill turned to the Edgewood program, located in
Webster Groves. Since then he has been sober for 5
"lt was a big change in my life. I'm not as insecure
now. I really do feel good about who I am, and I can
The treatment will go on, probably for the rest of
his life. "What I have is a disease. It is something I'm
going to have to live with the rest of my life. I am a
Looking back, Bill sees his past life as a "living
Hell." He drank until he was 16, used drugs until he
was 17. His message is simple: "You can ruin your
whole life with drugs. The only person who can do
jim Dierberg makes Philip Chyu laugh as he does his impressions
PTOIIT cont . . . months, and counting.
Arriving at the lumber the bus back to the Hill l
company the people Behan lumber company. be 0P9f' Wllh mY59lf-H
struggled out of their cars After the first bus had
and limousines to take a been loaded a riot broke
bus ride to the Behan's out over the delay of the 4
farm where the after- second bus. Tempers Chemlfal dependent-H
prom was held. At the soared and words flew as
after-prom, people either 100 anxious partiers were
relaxed in the house or left behind for about an
danced out back under a hour. U ' 1 H
striped yellow and white The Country Day prom 3nYlh'n8 about If '5 Y0Uf59lf-
canvas tarp. The tarp will be looked back on
proved useful in keeping with mixed feelings. On
the light morning rain off the positive side some
the weary couples. students enjoyed a night
Rax Sandwiches, pas- on the town with no cur-
tries, and soda were pro- few. On the negative side,
vided as sustenance for some students believe
the tired and hungry par- that perhaps the prom
tiers. Dancing to the band was a total failure in that
Graphix, the mass of peo- the cost was just too as-
ple on the dance floor tronimical for simply one
rocked and rolled until night of semi-enjoyment. A ,
four in the morning, Whatever the feelings,
when the band stopped the prom will be remem-
playing. Then they took bered. by Guy Borders of teachers.
Prom 1986 81 Bill Lattaf25
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