Sterling High School - Blue and Gold Yearbook (Sterling, IL)
- Class of 1950
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. . . in appreciation
of the loyal friendship,
the willing help,
the unfailing devotion,
and the cheerful
encouragement and guidance
he has given in SHS activities,
the seniors of 1950
dedicate the '50 Blue and Gold
In the fall of 1920, a new teacher was added to the faculty of Ster-
ling Township High School-Mr. U. R. DeVoe.
During the thirty years that he has spent at SHS, Mr. DeVoe has
taught a variety of subjects, including shop, algebra, geometry, physics,
and chemistry. Since 1931 he has held the position of Assistant Prin-
cipal of SHS.
Mr. DeVoe was born on December 13, 1893, in Freeport, Illinois.
After receiving his elementary and high school education in Freeport,
he studied at Northwestern University and received his B.S. degree
from that school in 1917.
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Mr. Roscoe Eades
Mr. U. R. DeVoe
Without the capable supervision and direction of Mr. Roscoe Eades
and Mr. U. R. DeVoe, the school and all its activities could not function
properly. Mr. Eades has had his time taken up this year almost ex-
clusively by matters pertaining to the new school, and Mr. DeVoe has
been in charge of a large part of the student program. The friendly
co-operation and helpful sense of right and wrong expressed by these
men have proven their leadership abilities.
One of the least recognized and most important organizations of
SHS is the School Board. Its members have unselfishly given much
time and energy toward the welfare ofthe students and school activities.
Also very much interested in the school, the Alumni Board is active
in school activities-sponsoring dances and reunions, developing school
spirit, and backing the sports program.
Mr. D. E. Castle
Mr. P. H. Ward
Mr. O. C. Beatty
Mr. L. H. Brown
Mr. H. E. Bell
Mrs. Lyle Swartley
Mrs. Abram Hey
Mr. Kieffer Wenger
Mr. Lylc Gecting
Mrs, Dan Walrath
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Mrs. Gazelle Hill
Miss Lucile Barnes
Miss Helen Becker
GIRLS' PHYSICAL ED.
Mr. Curtis Brandau
Miss Doris Burritt
Mrs. Eleanor Davidson
Mrs. Marie Davis
Miss Eunice Deffenbaugh
GIRLS' PHYSICAL ED.
Miss Marie Dickson
Mr. Darrell Dunham
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Miss Dollee Fauth
Mr. Eugene Hall
BOYS' PHYSICAL ED., HEALTH
Miss Mary Harris
'ss Jan Head
Mr. Peter Hoogeveen
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Miss Mildred Krughoff
SOCIAL SCIENCE, VOC'L GUID.
Miss Doreen Landis
Mr. R. J. Lee
Miss Barbara Larson
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Mrs. Viola Martin
Mrs. Margaret Mee
Mr. B. A. Mitchell
Mr. Haiien Moore
TRADE AND- INDUSTRIAI
Mr. Homer Musgrove
BOYS' PHYSICAL ED., HEALTH
Mr. Arthur Neahr'n
Mr. Herbert Parsley
Mrs. Esther Ramseyer
Mr. J. E. Robbins
Miss Jeanette Sasek
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Mr. T. G. Scheid
PHYSICAL ED., ATHLETICS
Mr. Arthur Schick
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Mr. C. W. Sherman
Mr. E. E. Small
Miss Ruth Straw
Mr. William Tonkin
Miss Ruth Welle
Mr. H. E. Whaley
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Miss Margaret Thackaberry
Miss Marilyn Mundorff
Mrs. Fern Pettit
Mrs. Naomi Frye
Mr. Lyle Mayne
Mr. Ed Pelton
Mr. Steve Minier
"All work and no eokes" would seem a dull day to the sehool's experienced office
secretaries. Such refreshments during school hours vitalize the smiles and humor
of these g'irls1necessary qualities for a day's secretarial Work.
The caretakers of the school buildings have consistently kept the school and
grounds at the peak of condition. Mr. Frank Reitzel, who was with SHS for many
years, left in the fall to travel to California.
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For the senior class, 1949-50 has been a year of progress, as were
the three preceding ones. One may look in any direction and see signs
of this class's accomplishments. Their victories in the fields of sports
and music speak for themselves. This year's basketball team was the
first in the history of the school to go to Champaign-thus becoming
one of the "sweet sixteen" teams in the state. Above all, the seniors
have proven that they are good school citizens and that they should
make equally good records for themselves after they have left school.
The seniors sponsored two successful dances this year. The first,
"The Cat's Meow," was the very successful, annual Hallowe'en Frolic.
Fortune telling, darts, and movies were only a part of the activities that
preceded the dance. The co-chairmen of the Frolic were Lola Nelson
and Harry Blaisdell.
"The Arabian Nights," which was held on the last day of March,
was the senior dance. Its theme and decorations concerned flying car-
pets and other Arabian fantasies. Joan Engelkens and Lyle Marquis
were the co-chairmen of this dance.
Rotary played an important role in senior activities. Six Junior Ro-
tarians were chosen every three weeks from the senior class to attend
the luncheon-meetings of the Sterling Rotary Club. At these meetings
the seniors not only meet some of the prominent men of the town but
also learned many interesting facts fromthe informative programs pre-
sented during each meeting.
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Another activity of the seniors was the senior play, "The Late Chris-
topher Bean," which was presented for the student body and public on
March 23 and 24. Larry Norton played the part of Doctor Haggertg
Marilyn Miller, his Wife, Jean Sonneman and Lola Nelson, their daugh-
ters, Dick Nuttall, an art dealer, Shirley Vorderstrasse, Abby, the
maid, Warren Thummel, a forger of paintings, Orville Kimball, a
young painter, and Harry Blaisdell, an honest art Critic. Under Miss
Barbara Larson's direction, this play turned out to be a very successful
Much of the success of the senior class may be attributed to the
friendly guidance of their advisers, Miss Doris Burritt and Miss Ruth
Welle, who gave much of their time and energy to make this an out-
standing year for the seniors.
Officers for the four years Were as follows:
FRESHMAN: Dick Davis, Pres. JUNIOR: Clark Prentiss, Pres.
Ray Kenaga, V-Pres. Pat Forquer, V-Pres.
Bill Loos, Sec. Helen Fenner, Sec.
Jo Cole, Treas. Sue Bucher, Treas.
SOPHOMORE: Larry Norton, Pres. SENIOR: Shirley Vorderstrasse, Pres
Miss Doris Burritt
Miss Ruth Welle
John Bowman, 'V-Pres.
Jean Sonneman, Sec.
Vada Meyer, Treas.
Chuck Deets, V-Pres.
Lola Nelson, Sec.
Marilyn Miller, Treas.
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Mary Jane Bellows
Donald Adams - HHllOW8,0H FTOllC . . . Marilyn Ahrens - GAAg FHA, Vice-
president 3, president 45 Valen Teen Danceg Librariang Promg Redman's Rhythmg
Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus Club . . . JoAnne Andrews - Cheerleaderg Dramatic
Club, treasurer 39 GAAQ Red Cross, secretary lg Script: FHA, president 33 Valen
Teen Danceg Redman's Rhythmg Promg Hi Trig Campus Clubg Hallowe'en Frolic . . .
Bernice Bartz - Hal1owe'en Frolicg Campus Clubg GAA, council 33 Capa Clubg
Valen Teen Danceg FHA . . . Mary Jane Bellows - Promg Valen Teen Danceg Red-
man's Rhythmg Dramatic Clubg Annual Boardg GAA, council, treasurer 3: Script
Staffg Campus Clubg Romani Hodiernig Hallowe'en Frolicg Red Cross, secretalqyvlg
Hi-Trig Future Teachersg Librarian . . . Alice Bennett - Valen Teen Danceg Red-
man's Rhythmg Librariang Promg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Harry Blaisdell - Romani
Hodiernig Debateg Honor Societyg Promg Student Councilg Hallowe'en Frolicg Annual
Boardg Redman's Rhythmg Campus Club . . . Bonita Bolling - Promg Hallowe'en
Frolicg GAAQ FHA: Annual Boardg Script Staff . . . Donna Bowman - GAA: FHAQ
Hi-Trig Valen Teen Danceg Redman's Rhythmg Girls' Chorusg Promg Hallowe'en
Frolicg Script Staffg Annual Board.
Jack Bowman - Basketballg Trackg Red Crossg Intramural Sportsg "S" Clubg Hal-
lowe'en Frolicg Prom . . . Mary Brandt - GAAQ Script Staffg Annual Boardg
Hallowe'en Frolicg Monitorg Capa Clubg Promg Valen Teen Danceg FI-IAQ Redman's
Rhythm . . . Sue Bucher - Bandg GAA secretary 45 Scriptg Romani Hodiernig
Hallowe'en Frolicg Hi Tri, president 43 Valen Teen Danceg Redman's Rhythmg Class
treasurer 3g Student Councilg Robed Choirg Annual Boardg Prom . . -. LaVonne
Buhrow - GAAg Girls' Chorusg FHAg Script Staffg HalloWe'en Frolie. . . Loren
Burger - Intramural Basketballg Football Managerg Wrestlingg Cross Countryg
Freshmen Basketball Managerg "S" Clubg Bandg Hal1owe'en Frolicg Hi-Y, vice-
president 33 Valen Teen Danceg Romani Hodierni . . . Joyce Carter - Girls' Chorusg
Robed Choirg Ensembleg FHAg GAA . . . Josephine Cole - Class treasurer 15 Student
Council, president 4g Red Crossg Girls' Chorusg GAAQ Romani Hodiernig Valen Teen
Danceg Redman's Rhythmg Promg Script Staffg Hallowe'en Frolicg Monitorg Campus
Clubg Cheerleaderg Annual Boardg Hi-Tri . . . Jim Crossland - Footballg Trackg "S"
Clubg Intramural Sportsg Hallowe'en Frolicg Homecoming Dance . . . Betty Irene
Deets - GAAQ Capa Clubg Hallowe'en Frolicg FHA.
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Chuck Dects -- liaselmallg Trackg Footlmallg Baskctballg Class vice-president ig Stu-
dent Councilg HS" Clubg Hallowe'en Frolicg Rod Crossg Capa Clubg Campus Club . . .
Dorothy Dettman - Annual Boardg Hallowe'en Frolicg Promg Script Staffg Librariang
Valcn Tccn Danceg FHAQ GAA . . . Phyllis Jeanne DeWeerd -4- GAAQ Promg Hallo-
we'en Danccg FHAQ Valen Teen Dance . . . JoAnne Dummett W- GAAg Promg Rolled
Choirg Girls' Flnsembleg Monitorg Red Crossg Dramatic Clubg Hallowe'en Frolic . . .
Joan Elmendorf - Bandg Hi-Tri, sccretaryg GAAQ Romani Hodiernig Script Staffg
Girls' Chorusg Valen Teen Danceg FTAQ Promg Campus Clubg Dramatic Clubg Debate
Clubg Hallowe'en Frolicg Annual Boardg Robed Choir . . . Joan Engelkens -- GAAg
l"HAg Girls' Chorusg Capa Clubg Hi-Trig Campus Clubg Red Crossg Annual Board
Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Dean Eshleman - Honor Societyg Hal1owe'en Frolicg Dramatic
Clubg Campus Clubg Promg Capa Clubg Red Cross . , . Helen Fenner - Robed Choirg
GAA, treasurer 4g Girls' Ensembleg Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus Clubg Red Crossg
Annual Boardg Bandg Class secretary 35 Student Council 33 Latin Clubg FTA, treas-
urer 2 . . . Pat Forquer A GAAg Bandg Girls' Chorusg Valen Teen Danceg Class
vice-president fig P1-omg Script, Business Manager 4g Annual Boardg Hallowe'en
Frolicg Campus Clulmg Latin Clubg Student Council.
Genevieve Frank - Capa Club: HalloWe'en F1'0liCg FHA . . . Glenn Freas - FFAQ
Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Clifford Garriott - "S" Clubg Student Couneilg Footballg
Basketballg Track . . . Lucille Garriott - FHAg Girls' Chorusg Valen Teen Danceg
Hallowe'en Frolie . . . Gene Gaumer -- Robed Choirg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Joanne
Geer - GAAQ Robed Choirg Girls' Chorusg FHAQ Bandg Capa Club . . . Marlene
Geibel - Rock Falls, 13 Helena, Montana, 23 Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Thomas Griffith
- Bandg Orchestrag Trackg Cross Countryg Intramural Sportsg Baseballg Redman's
Rhythmg Tennisg Junior Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolieg Romani Hodiernig Campus
Clubg "S" Clubg Valen Teen Dance . . . John Hall - "S" Clubg Footballg Basketballg
Baseballg Track: Romani Hodiernig Valen Teen Danceg Homecoming Danceg Promg
Hallowe'en Frolicg Monitorg Campus Clubg Senior Hi-Y.
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Vera E. Harshman - GAAg Girls' Chorusg Hi-Trig Romani Hodiernig Script Staffg
Annual Boardg Campus Clubg Robed Choirg Junior-Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolic
. . . Betty Henderson - Junior-Senior Promg Hal1owe'en Frolicg Robed Choirg GAAQ
Girls' Chorusg FHA . . . Carroll Homer - Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Shirley Humphrey -
Bandg Hi-Trig Script, co-editorg Annual Boardg GAAg Fifth Avenue Playersg Romani
Hodiernig Red Crossg Girls' Chorusg Junior-Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Valen
Teen Danceg Redman's Rhythm . . . Helen ltken - Junior-Senior Promg Hall0we'en
Frolieg FHAQ Monitor . . . John Johnson - Footballg Intramural Sportsg "S" Clubg
FFA . . . Max Johnson - FFAg Junior-Senior Promg Valen Teen Danceg Hallowe'en
Frolic . . . William G. Johnson - FFAQ Basketballg Campus Clubg Junior-Senior
Promg Valen Teen Danceg Redman's Rhythm: Hallowe'en Frolicg Track . . . Jim
Kaehler - Footballg Basketballg Trackg Bandg "S" Club.
Ray Kenaga - Class vice-president lg Student Councilg Valen Teen Danceg "S"
Club, secretary 2, president 3, 45 Footballg Basketballg Trackg Baseballg Hallowe'en
Frolicg Homecoming Danceg Campus Clubg Prom . . . Neal Kendell k- Hallowe'en
Frolic . . . Vernon Kendell - H3,ll0W9,9H F1'0liC . . . Orville Kimball -- Bandg Robed
Choirg Trackg Baseballg Intramural Sportsg Annual Boardg Redman's Rhythmg
Scriptg Valen Teen Danceg Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Romani Hodiernig Campus Clubg
Dramatic Clubg Hi-Y . . . Lois Kraft - GAAg Romani Hodiernig Campus Clubg FHA3
Annual Boardg Hallowe'en Frolicg Valen T'een Danceg Librarian . . . JoAnne Kunde -
Romani Hodiernig Campus Clubg GAA, president 43 Annual Board: Monitorg Honor
Societyg Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Redman's Rhythm . . . Shirley Ladenberger -
GAAg FHAQ Campus Clubg Scriptg Annual Boardg Valen Teen Danceg Hallowe'en
Frolicg Promg Redman's Rhythm . . . JoAnne Landheer - Girls' Chorusg GAAQ Hi-Trip
Capa Clubg Valen Teen Danceg Promg Campus Clubg Robed Choirg Annual Boardg
Scriptg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Mary Jane Leseman - Girls' Chorusg Robed Choirg
Spanish Clubg FTA, secretaryg Campus Clubg GAAQ Dramatic Clubg Hallowe'en
Mary Jane Leseman
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William Laos - Footballg Freshman class secretaryg Valen Teen Danceg Hallowe'en
F1'0liC . . . Estella Lopez - GAA: Capa Club: FHA . . . Gretchen Luebbers -- FHAg
GAAQ Girls' Chorusg Hallowe'en Frolic . . Paul Lund - Intramural Basketball: Promg
Tennisg Hallowe'en Frolicg Hi-YQ Valen Teen Dance . . . John Lyon - Homecoming
Danceg Capa Club, president 43 US" Clubg Baseball: Basketballg Footballg Hallowe'en
Frolic . . . Lucy Manzano - Scriptg Annualg Monitorg Capa Club, secretary 35 GAAg
GAA Councilg FHA, treasurer 23 Student Councilg Promg Redman's Rhythmg Valen
Teen Danceg Hallowe'en Dance . . . Lyle Marquis - Football Manager: Basketball
Managerg Track Managerg Trackg Baseball Managerg "S" Clubg Sophomore D-anceg
Latin Clubg Promg Red Cross, vice president 35 Senior Hi-Yg Robed Choirg Hall0we'en
Frolicg Campus Club . . . William Marshall - Footballg Cross Country Managerg
Hallowe'en Frolicg Wrestling . . . Lyle Meiners - FFAQ Hallowe'en Frolic.
Vnda Meyer - GAA, Script, typing editor, Annual Board, Class Treasurer, 2, 4'
Student Council, Prom, Librarian, Girls' Chorus, Latin Club, Valen Teen Dance,
Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Helen Miller - Annual Board, typing editor, Script Staff,
Monitor, Hallowe'en Frolic, Prom, Librarian, Valen Teen Dance, FHA, Girls'
Chorus . . . Marilyn Miller - GAA, Latin Club, Girls' Chorus, Robed Choir, Girls'.f
Ensemble, Band, Honor Society, secretary 4, Script, Debate, Dramatics, treasurer 4,
Prom, Valen Teen Dance, Hallowe'en Frolic, Annual Board, Red Cross, president 4,
Student Council, Campus Club, Class Treasurer 4 . . . Betty Lou Moffatt - FHA,
Quincy High School, 2, Rock Falls, 3 . . . Dorothy Moorehead - Hallowe'en Frolic,
Annual Board, Librarian, Prom, Capa Club, Robed Choir, FTA, secretary 2, Girls'
Chorus, Campus Club, Valen Teen Dance, FHA . . . Lauretta Morden - FHA,
Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Glenn Mortensen - Intramural Sports, Hallowe'en Frolic,
Campus Club, Prom, Boy's Quartet, Robed Choir, Band . . . Valda Nailor - Band,
Robed Choir, Hallowe'en Frolic, GAA, FHA, Hi-Tri . . . Lola Nelson - Class secre-
tary 4, Student Council, Dramatic Club, Hi-Tri, Band, Capa Club, Hallowe'en
Frolic, GAA, Red Cross, Monitor, Valen Teen Dance, Prom.
Betty Lou Moffatt
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Lawrence Norton - Footballg Basketballg Intramural Basketball: Track: Tennis,
Honor Society, president 4, vice-president 35 Band, Robed Choirg Campus Clubg "S"
Clubg Dramatic Clubg Student Councilg Boys' Quartet, Script, sports editorg Annual,
editor-in-chief, Romani Hodiernig Sophomore class president, Hallowe'en Frolicg
Junior-Senior Promg Valen Teen Danceg Debate . . . Otto Null - Hallowe'en Frolic
. . . Joyce Nusbaum H- Dixon High School, 1, 2, 3g Capa Club, GAAg Annual Board,
Script Staffg Robed Choir . . . Richard Ray Nuttall - "S" Clubg Monitorg Track,
Dramatic Club, French Club, Script Staff, Annual Boardg Campus Clubg Student
Council . . . Bob Olson - lVlorrison, 1, 2, 3, FFAQ Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Verna Olt-
manns -H Milledgeville, 1, 25 GAA, Junior-Senior Promg Script Staffg Annual
Board, Hallowelen Frolic . . . Margery Paulson - Hi-Trig GAAg Valen Teen Danceg
Script Staff, Annual Boardg Hallowe'en Frolicg Robed Choirg Girls' Chorusg FHAg
Junior-Senior Prom , . . Raymond B. Pitts - Footballg "S" Club . . . Walter Pitts -
Tony Pizarro - "S" Clubg Footballg Trackg Wrestlingg Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg
Campus Club . . . Clark Prentiss - Tennisg Footballg Cross Countryg Basketballg
Intramural Sportsg Class president 39 Romani Hodiernig Bandg Robed Choirg Campus
Clubg "S" Clubg Student Councilg Red Crossg Annual Board, business managerg
Valen Teen Danceg Redman's Rhythmg Promg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Leo Prophet -
"S" Clubg Footballg Basketballg Trackg Campus Clubg Capa Clubg Hallowe'en Frolic
Monitor . . . Roger Puterbaugh - Footballg Basketballg Trackg Baseballg Romani
Hodiernig Valen Teen Danceg Red Cross, secretary 25 "S" Club, vice-president 45
Robed Choirg Hi-Yg Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus Club, president 4 . . . Marilyn Pyse -
GAAQ FHAQ Hi-Trig Valen Teen Danceg Capa Clubg Campus Clubg Hallowe'en
Frolicg FTA,g vice-president 33 Script Staffg Annual Board . . . Ronald Reeser -
Redman's Rhythmg Hall0we'en Frolicg Prom . . . Helen Reising - Dramatic Clubg
Capa Club . . . Marjorie Reitzel - GAAQ Annual Boardg Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus
Clubg Hi-Trig Capa Clubg Girls' Chorusg FHA . . . Jack Rinehart -- Footballg Hallo-
we'en Frolicg Intramural Sportsg Basketball.
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Keith Robison -f-A 'lirackg Baseballg Bowlingg Hallowe'en Frolicg "S" Clubg Red Cross,
treasurerg Footballg Basketballg Tennis . . . June Rosenow - Ha1lowe'en Frolicg
Junior-Senior Promg FHAQ GAA . . . Carlanne Ruck - Red Crossg Sophomore
Danceg GAAQ Latin Clubg Dramatic Clubg Script, co-editor 4g Campus Clubg Junior-
Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Librariang Annual Board . . . Neil B. Ruth -
Bandg Frosh-Soph Footballg Intramural Bowlingg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Max
Schmaling M "S" Clubg Frosh-Soph Footballg Varsity Footballg Varsity Trackg
FFAg Hi-Y, president 4 . . . Mildred L. Scribner - FHAg GAAQ Capa Clubg Girls'
Chorusg Robed Choirg Annualg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Ronette Shawger - GAAg
Hi-Trip Robed Choirg Campus Clubg Girls' Chorusg Script Staffg Latin Clubg Hal-
1oWe'en Frolicg Junior Danceg Sophomore Danceg Junior-Senior Prom . . . Stuart
Smith - Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Jean Sonneman - Class secretary 2g GAAg Hi-Trig
French Clubg Dramatic Club, president 43 Scriptg Student Councilg FHAg Co-Chair-
man, Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus Clubg Robed Choirg Sophomore Danceg
Robert Stanley - Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Pat Steadman - GAAQ Valen Teen Danceg
Dramatic Clubg Campus Clubg Romani Hodiernig Girls' Chorusg Robed Choirg Red-
man's Rhythm: Junior-Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Annual Board . . . Stanley
Stefanich - Golfg Wrestlingg Cross Country: Traekg "S" Club . . . Laura Stern -
Future Homemakers of Americag Capa Clubg GAAg Librariang Hallowe'en Frolic . . .
Marian Stern - Morrison High School, 1, 29 Hallowe'en Frolicg Future Homemakers
of Americag GAA . . . William Stewart - "S" Clubg Fresh-Soph Footballg Varsity
Footballg Basketball Managerg Romani Hodierni, secretary 25 Monitorg Sophomore
Danceg Hallowe'en Frolicg Hi-YQ Junior-Senior Promg Librarian . . . Jackie Sullivan -
Hallowe'en Frolicg GAAg Hi-Trig Freshman Dance: Junior-Senior Prom: Valen Teen
Dance . . . Kenneth L. Summers - Future Farmers of Americag Golfg Hallowe'en
Frolicg Campus Club . . . Allen Surratt - Bandg Footballg Intramural Basketballg
Campus Clubg Bowlingg Hallowe'en Frolicg Tennisg Future Farmers of America.
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Lois Ann Wade
Mary Thiakos - Valen Teen Danceg FHAQ Red Crossg Student Councilg Monitorg
Promg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Elwin Thielen -A Footballg Basketballg Trackg "S" Clubg
Hallowe'en Frolieg Bowling . . . Warren Thummel - Robed Choirg Bandg Mixed
Octetg Male Quartetg Debateg Dramatic Clubg Footballg Romani Hodiernig Campus
Clubg Intramural Basketballg Tumblingg Tennis . . . Jeanne Torrance - FHAQ GAAg
Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Shirley Tuft - Girls' Chorusg Hallowe'en Frolic . . . Tom
Unzicker - LaSalle-Peru High School, 1, 2, 35 Footballg "S" Clubg Campus Club,
vice-presidentg Traekg Baseball . . . Betty Marienne Urton - Trenton High School,
15 Future Teachers Club, president 35 Romani Hodiernig Campus Clubg An-
nual Board . . . Shirley Vorderetrasse - Roosevelt Junior High School, lg FHAg
GAAg Girls' Chorusg Hi-Tri, vice-president 35 Robed Choirg Scooter Clubg Valen
Teen Daneeg Promg Redman's Rhythmg Girls' Ensemble-3 Class president 43 Student
Councilg Dramatic Clubg Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus Club . . . Lois Ann Wade --
Romani Hodiernig Girls' Chorusg Valcn Teen Danceg Hi-Trig Redman's Rhythmg
Promg Campus Clubg Script Staffg Annual Boardg Hallowe'en Frolicg Robed Choir.
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Lillian Wagner - Hallowe'en Frolicg GAAg FHAQ Valen Teen Danceg Girls' Chorus
. . . Pat Walters - Girls' Chorusg Valen Teen Danceg Latin Clubg Scriptg Annualg
Redman's Rhythmg FTAg Librariang Hi-Trig Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Campus
Club . . . Jack Watson - Trackg Cross Coutnryg Hi-Yg "S" Clubg Hallowe'en
Frolic . . . George Wechsler Jr. - Footballg Wrestlingg Trackg Intramural Basket-
ballg "S" Club, secretary 43 Ha1lowe'en Frolic . . . Ed Wells - Footballg "S" Clubg
Basketballg Trackg Baseballg Red Cross Councilg Hallowe'en Frolicg Junior Rotariang
Campus Club . . . John Wilger - FFAQ Capa Club . . . Jim Wilkins - "S" Club,
Dramatic Clubg Script Staffg Annual Boardg Campus Clubg Basketballg 'nitorg
Valen Teen Danceg Junior-Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolicg Trackg Intramural p rtsg
Football . . . Merilyn Wilkinson - GAAQ Script Staffg Robed Choirg i-T a-
matic Clubg Campus Clubg Homecoming Danceg Cheerleadingg Vale A eg
Redman's Rhythmg Junior-Senior Promg Hallowe'en Frolie . . . Mar r ss
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Seated -- Dick Widdows, treasurerg Lyle Matznick, presidentg Marilyn Bawden,
vice-president, and Betty Winn, secretary. Standing - Miss Marie Dickson and Miss
Jan Head, class advisers.
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Starlight and music flooded the coliseum early in June as the class
of '51 p-resented for the upperclassmen "Harmony in Heaven", the
annual spring prom. Dancing to Joe DeZutti's music, the juniors cli-
maxed their social year with this June 7 event. Kalah Wesner and John
Michel, as co-chairmen, headed fifty classmates in this gala evening.
"Pirates Prance", another junior production, held the fall spotlight
as one of the outstanding dances of the school year. On that November
11 evening, the school gym was dressed in a befitting pirate garb. The
"Rollikin' Rosie", a good pirate ship, was the scene of a two-act floor-
show, which served as an interlude to the dance music of the "Star-
Counseling these next year's graduates through the year were Miss
Marie Dickson and Miss Jan Head. Assisting them as class officers
were: Lyle Matznick, president, Marilyn Bawden, vice-presidentg
Betty Winn, secretary, and Dick Widdows, treasurer.
Joan Bogott and Joe Moreno represented the interests of the jun-
iors on the Student Council.
TOP PIVTURE. Row I-Joan Benishek, Marian Kendell, Joyce Dettman, Mary
Anne Snyder, Joyce Hall. Row II-John Michel, Ric-hard Weigle, Ronald Hartman,
Merlyn Book, Bob Anderson. Row III-Patt Meenen, Pat Allen, Deloris Kerr, Mary
Ann Meinen, Betty Panseik, Carmen Surratt. Row IVfCharles Cole, James Gallo-
way, Robert Ebersole, Robert Galloway, Roger Laible, Lyle Matznick.
BOTTOM PICTURE. Row IfCarol Camps, Janice Wagner, Kalah Wesner.
Kay Eshleman. Barbara DeZuba, Row II-ABob Wilson, Fred Courtright, Lloyd
Geiger, Chuck Rhoades, Robert Heath. Row IH-Jean Asbury, Marian Holdren.
Lora Lea Wolf, Donna Howe, Mary Huntley, Jo Anne Ohda. Row IV-Gordon
Brown, Ron Schueler, Bob Mathis, Marvin Kaiser, Bob King, Paul Small.
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TOP PICTURE. Row I-Nancy Snavely, Mary Lou Horwedel, Juanita Aldrich,
Janet Oltmanns, Mildred Mellott. Row II-Gilbert Flowers, Kenneth Groff, Norman
liarnum, Pete Thiakos, Kenneth Cosgrove. Row IIIfJoan Leisner, Luella Bushman,
Louise Menz, Marlene Kenner, Katy Puskedra, -lanean Cunningham. Row IV-dJo1'dan
Daniel, Wesley Koester, Jim Nuttall, Laveine Johnson, John Dummett, Ted Sulouff.
BOTTOM PICTURE . Row I-Doris Kunde. Pat Elgie, Marian Miller, Marilyn
Hawden. Sally Mosher. Row II-Dale Janssen, Ervin Lobaugh, Stan Doden, Chuck
.Iohannsc-n, Sherwin Mcfomlas. Row III-Alice Freas, Shirlee Glenn, Bev Cotter.
Sally llickford, Ruth Dudley. VVilma Linton. Row IVfl3ob Peugh, Don Weeks, Jim
Vross, Jim Vary, Don McKee, Jim Kindle.
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Glenna Gould, Pat Appenzeller, Marlene Steadman,
Dolores Scheler. ROW II-Howard Ratzlaff, Bob Forward, Dick Fulfs, Bill Arnold.
ROW III-Ruth Janssen, Alice Emmitt, JoAnn Weatherford, Irene Harden, JoAnn
Reins. ROW IV-Gary Aper, Jim Cleaveland, Thomas Keller, Joel Harshman,
Wesley H. Koster.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Joyce Fritz, Jane Cassens, Carolyn Nelson, June
Stern. ROW II-Mary Snavely, Marilyn Cassens, Alice Drane, Betty Scott, Joan
Bogott. ROW III-Marvin Bixby, Bill Scott, Richard Widdows, Micky Burke, Har-
lan Bell. ROW IV-Lawrence Stutzke, Kennard Green, Brent Arterburn, Tom
Slothower, Ronald Knelson.
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SEATED-Beth Myers, Don Knight, Nancy Kunde, and George Schneider.
STANDING-Miss Mary Harris and Mr. June Lee. k
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Soap bubbles were the rage on the night of February 24 when the
sophomores held their annual dance in the gym.
This affair, "The Soapbox Serenade," was a marked success-an-
other victory for the class of '52, The sophomores' knack for originality
was readily shown in their decorations, which were dominated by a
fountain and a large number of soap bubbles.
Officers chosen by this class for the year were Don Knight, presi-
dent, Nancy Kunde, vice-president, Beth Myers, secretary, and George
Schneider, treasurer. Maxine Wallace and Wayne Rhodes were chosen
to represent the sophomores in the Student Council.
Miss Mary Harris and Mr. June Lee directed the activities of the
class of '52 and were instrumental in making the year a success for
The sophomores have been very active in almost all school organiza-
tions, and they have made a good showing in this group Work.
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Nancy McWethy, Marjorie Nelson, Charlotte McCul-
loh, Lavonne Carey, Donna Seeley, Joanne Bixby. ROW II-Don Stewart, Bob
Baither, Ned Ryerson, Gale Dupry, Dean Hubbard, Don Estabrook. ROW Ill-
Karl Kilberg, Harry Weaver, Donald Bushman, Dick Huntley, Wallie Pepper, Gwen-
nyth Bradford, Dovie Quimby. ROW IV-Jim Robinson, John Sunday, Raymond
Gierhart, Ronald Ricklefs, Glenn Springman, Ronnie Williamsen, John Williams,
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Elvera Iben, Shirley Robbins, June Swanson,
Ruth Kimball, Virginia Hildebrand, Mary Miller. ROW II-Jane Morrow, Janet
Johnson, Joanne Stevens, Nancy Lundquist, Bernice Propheter, Marie Ohms. ROW
III-Gene Zehr, John Persona, Bob Card, Edwin Meiners, Leo Geil, Delmar McNinch,
Bill Penley. ROW lV-Leo Miner, Jon Surratt, Jack Reiske, Bob Hicks, Robert
Lockhart, Merle Wolfley, Don Lester.
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TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Esther Wolber, Pat Hanson, Marlene Stutzke, Max-
ine Carlson, Darlene Clark. ROW H-Nancy Kunde, Susie Church, Susie Black,
Shirley Barnes, Phyllis Bergfe. ROW III-Barbara Garriott, Norma Wittenauer,
Donna Boyungs, Deloris McLaughlin, Janice Jackson, Beverly Near. ROW IV-
Robert Wessels, Maurice Reitzel, Gene Thome, Wilmer Schwank, Gerald Holmquist,
Arlene Wolf, Donna Glenn.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Sally Shaffer. Shirley Smith, Arlene Book, Donna
Bauman, Eva Fulton, Patsy Urton, Beverly Ray. ROW II-Ann Gartner, Elaine
Siex, Merrildean Leonard, Janet Randall, Maxine Wallis, Marlene Metzner, Carol
Taft. ROW Ill--Eileen Miner, Jean Allen, Eunice Detweiler, Joyce Planthaber,
Ruth Menz, Jeanie Sterenberg, Lois Ann Good. ROW IV-Pat Batcheller, Larry
Musgrave, Wayne Moore, Marlene Bucher, Lyle Dirks, Barry Musgrove, Dick
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Carrenia Bolling, Helen Johnson, Delores Maass,
Norma Miller, Mae Swanson, Shirley Buckingham. ROW II-Richard McCormick,
Bob Kosier, Ronald Goodnight, Don Shontz, Don Knight, Dick Lyon. ROW III-Judy
Mangler, Pat Isham, Nancy Thummel, Loretta Rockwell, Vivian Karr, Audrey Hur-
ley, Joanne Morse. ROW IV-Ronnie Geiger, George Schneider, Bob Bruns, Edward
Olson, Jay Davis, Al Zambrano, Glen Helmes.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Pat Elmendorf, Jeannie Whiteside, Carole Don-
ovan, Carol Landis, Deloris Hubbard, Pat Baird. ROW H-John Walton, Merchel
Flynn, Gerald Frimodt, Richard Allen, Lee Keiser, Jack Maier. ROW III-Kay
Sullivan, Carol Turner, Jannis Cunningham, Wanda Rhoades, Phyllis Kosier, Pat
Howe, Beth Myers. ROW IV-Franklin Holmes, Dean Zellar, Bob Smith, Russell
Deets, Wayne Rhodes, Jerry Peterson, Arthur Magon.
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SEATED-Ramon Gonzalez, Ann Farvcr, Carlyle Cameron, and Ann Lahman.
STANDING--Mr. Curtis Brandau and Miss Eunice Deffenbaugh.
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Early in the year the freshmen elected the following officers and
representatives: Ann Farver, president, Carlyle Cameron, vice-
presidentg Ramon Gonzalez, secretary, Ann Lahman, treasurerg and
John Dillon and Doris Woessner, Student Council members.
Miss Eunice Deffenbaugh and Mr. Curt Brandau, class advisers,
helped make the year a successful one for the freshmen. Several in-
formative and helpful class meetings were called by the advisers in
order to answer the many questions of these first-year students.
Early in the second semester the annual "Freshman-Mixer" was
held. At this activity, class members played several novel games and
danced to recorded music.
The class of 1953 has been well represented in social, scholastic,
and activity groups during 1949-50. One of the honors won by the
class this year was second prize for their float in the Homecoming
TOP PICTURE. ROVV I-Susan Hey, Judy Swain, Barbara Biekford, Floy Allen,
Sally Fraser. ROW II-Jackie Evans, Lauren Frazier, Ronald Garwick, Lawrence
Deets, Richard Schmitt, Raymond Ricklefs, Bob Wolber, David Ahrens. ROW Hlf
Don Rhoades, John Elsesser, Theresa Barajas, Janet Hurley, Barbara Meyers, Gwen
Burtlow, Ronnie Michel, Phil Beach. ROW IV--Mary Jane Bruns, Mary Lou Ogle-
vee, Joann Bellmar, Judy Maynard, Anne Buhrow, Marilyn Aper, Valeria Johnson,
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW If--Jacqueline Long, Shirley Aldrich, Carolyn Lath-
rop, Vera Arthurs, Betty Morris. ROVV II-Kent Robison, Richard Drane, David
Siex, Kenneth Etchison, Wilber Courtright, John Fassler, Raymond Habben, Lester
Thielen. ROW III-Charles Conchola, Bob Wadsworth, Janet Walker, Deloris Knal-
sen, Ma1'ilyn Huffman, Shirley Ann Zehr, Kermit Reins, David Clark. ROW IV-
June Wise, Mary Saillard, Doris Woessner, June Bellars, Shirley Hipnen, Marilyn
Matznick, Ann Farver, Shirley Asbury.
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TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Shirley Jennings, Ann Lahman, Carol Benson, Mar-
jorie Meyer, Sylvia Bawden. ROW II-Joyce Jacobs, Gail Flaningam, Wanda
Walters, Dolly Bell, Janice Scott, Delores Selden, Leola Clark, Phyllis McFalls, ROW
III-Wally Stevens, Randall Smith, Juanita Portner, Lula Belle Fisher, Joyce Scott,
Sue Howe, Chuck Hayward, Von Wheeler. ROW IV-Elwood Herr, Kreider Woods,
Dick Wilson, Dick Ohnen, John Marquis, Ramon Gonzalez, Carlyle Cameron, Lowell
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Betty Moorehead, Pat Woods, Lois Tarbill, Mar-
ilyn Hook, Marilou Dummett. ROW He-Tom Klein, Cloyd Kendell, Bob Sallee,
John Dillon, Alvin Hunsberger, Robert Cordcs, Terry Powell, Don Puterbaugh. ROW
llI-Lanor Maier, Janet Benishek, Betty Carey, Joyce Bethard, Lois Wagner, Janet
Betts, Lettie Harden, Margie Wessels. ROW IVA-Galen Vos, Danny Dir, Rohn
Betts, David Reavley, Walter Giffrow, Dick Gebhardt, Perry Hubbart, James Smith.
TOP PICTURE. ROW If-Dorothy Near, Carol Eagrlin, Gladys Quimby, Marjorie
Maberry, Lois Ericksen. ROW II-.lim Walters, Alvin Dimond, Jeannie lVIarshang',
Shirley Brown, Carol Mortenson, Donna McBride, Lois Smith, Barbara Gehlsen.
ROW III-Gene Ruth, Jim DeZuba, David Welker, Raymond Anderson, Lester Han-
del, Earl Beck. ROW IV-Alfred Schwitters, Frank Garcia, Gene Fritz, Richard
Appenzeller, Duane Hohlen, Lyle Wolber, Jack Walters, Glenn Wiemken.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Billie Huenger, Joyce Sulouff, Pat Reap, Cath-
erine Wolf, Arlie Davis. ROW II-Nancy Forquer, Leone Wolber, Margaret Lair,
Al Hernandez, Lino Carrillo, Peter Dillon, Harold Seidel, Roy Fell. ROW HI-
Joyce Schneider, Barbara Thomas, Terry Sippel, Albion Seavey, Marvin Wagnei,
Henry Steinhagen, Raphael Rivera. ROW IV-Billy Near, Larry Meiners, Richard
Reap, Larry McCoy, Don Howlett, Merle Meiners, Virgil Tegeler.
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ROW I-John Bowman, Roger Puterbaugh, Jack Watson, Cliff Garriott, Max
Schmaling, Jack Bowman, Chuck Deets, Jim Crossland. ROW II-Bob LeFevre,
Gary Strock, Warren Sonneman, Neil Ford, Max Baumgardner, Chuck Sisson, Pete
Casey, Jack Duis, Bob Twardock, Phil Ward, Mert Wallingford. ROW III-Coach
Bernie Mitchell, George Wechsler, Ed Wells, Ray Kenaga, Jim Kaehler, Don Goshert,
Tony Pizarro, Keith Albers, Tom McCormick, Coach E. E. Small, Coach Homer Mus
grove. ROW IV--Coach Ted Scheid, Jack Hall, Chuck Cole, Bob Galloway, Roger
Igiaible, Marv Kaiser, Jim Galloway, Bob Peugh, Joe Moreno, Elwin Thielen, Leo
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For the fourth consecutive year, Coach Ted Scheid and his assistants
produced a championship track squad. Not only did they take the
conference title, but they won the district meet as well.
Many individual honors were won during the year. Bob Twardock's
series of record smashing discus hurls topped the list of new records
set by squad members. Other record-breakers were Max Baumgardner,
Max Schmaling, Ray Kenaga, Cliff Garriott, Jack Duis, Jack Watson,
and Tom McCormick.
Ray Kenaga also had the honor of qualifying in the state finals-a
meet in which he tied for second place in pole vaulting.
1949 VARSITY TRACK SCHEDULE
April : SHS, 105, Amboy, 563 Morrison, 28.
April : Kewanee Night Relays-SHS, fourth place.
April Clinton Gateway-SHS, third place.
April SHS, 713 Freeport, 42.
April SHS, 110.95 Kewanee, 39.53 E. Moline, 38.6.
May Rock Island, 74.63 SHS, 72.23 Moline, 40.6.
May SHS, 103, Hall, 51, Princeton, 35.
May SHS, 121.255 Rock Falls, 53.753 Community, 1
May District-SHS, first place.
May SHS, 873 Dixon, 26.
May Geneseo Night Relays-SHS, first place.
May NCIC-SHS, first place.
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Coach Chet Sherman's 1949 Frosh-Soph track, squad had a very
successful season. They rolled over all their opponents, and they end-
ed the season by taking the Frosh-Soph NCIC championship--rounding
out an undefeated season.
In the record-smashing meet of the year, the Inter-City, the squad
really went to work. They broke all but one record, and that one
In this meet, Marv Kaiser set a new 70-yard high hurdle record,
Bob Galloway set the record in the 100-yard dash, and Galloway and
Chuck Cole set a new pole vaulting record. Jim Galloway set a new
broad jump record and tied the high jump record, Roger Laible set a
new mile record, Joe Moreno won the 880 in record time, and Bob
Peugh broke the record in the 100-yard dash. The 440-yard relay team
also set a new relay record.
1949 FROSH-SOPH TRACK SCHEDULE
April 20: SHS, 76.755 Tampico Varsity, 60.255 Lyndon Varsity, 4.
April 28: SHS, 665 Milledgeville, 47.
May 4' SHS, 101.85 Rock Falls, 59.25 Community, 30.
May 9 SHS, 70.55 Sterling Jr.-Varsity, 605 Prophetstown, 58.5
May 18: SHS, 69.35 Dixon, 43.7.
May 23: NCIC-SHS, first place.
ROW I-Bob Galloway, Chuck Cole, Roger Laible, Jim Galloway, Marv Kaiser, Joe
Moreno, Bob Peugh, Jim Nuttall. ROW II-Coach Gene Hall, Ronny Geiger, Bob
King, Barry Musgrove, Don Weeks, Ray Gierhart, Coach Chet Sherman. ROW III-
Dick Czuprynski, Don Knight, Dick Weigle, Jim Cleaveland, Bob Smith, Chuck
Rhoades, Gilbert Flowers.
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ROW I-Tom Thomas, Bill Scott, Warren Thummel, Allen Fleer, Bob Baither, Rich-
ard Allen, John Sunday, Merchel Flynn, Coach Curt Brandau. ROW II-Larry
Norton, Paul Lund, Larry Denty, Neil Hall, Dick Young, Clark Prentiss, Tom Grif-
fith, Earl Harden, Jon Surratt, Bill Arnold.
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"Heartiest congratulations to the '49 SHS tennis team. Such was
the praise bestowed upon the tennis men after they racked up the first
SHS tennis victory since the war-a Win over the Dixon Dukes.
Under Coach Brandau's supervision, more than thirty prospective
tennis wielders turned out for this spring sport, giving Sterling solid
team strength and insuring good teams in the future.
Seven matches were scheduled for the SHS netmen, three away
from home and the remainder on the stadium courts.
Highlighting the season was a tie for third place in the district
tennis clash at East Rockford. The racquet-swinging Warriors turned
in great games of tennis and placed ahead of Dixon, Freeport, and
Belvidere. Rochelle shared third place with SHS, and East and West
Rockford finished first and second, respectively.
1949 TENNIS SCHEDULE
April 20: fVars.J Clinton, 5: SHS, 2.
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April 25: fVars,J SHS, 45 Dixon, 3.
fF-SJ Dixon, 43 SHS, 1.
April 29: fVars.J Freeport, 5: SHS, 2.
May 7: District-QSHS, tie for third place.
May 10: fVars.J Clinton, 53 SHS, 2.
QF-SJ Clinton, 73 SHS, O.
May 28: NCIC-SHS, fourth place.
ROW I-Ronny Schueler, Palmer Miller, Dick Nuttall, Fred Wynegarten Gilbert
Flowers, Coach Peter Hoogeveen. ROW II-Phil Ward, Dave Bressler Jun Ohda
Glenn Mortenson, Kenny Summers, Irvin Lobaugh.
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Just one victory highlighted the '49 season for the Sterling High
golf teams, but Coach Peter Hoogeveen's crew outdid themselves in
enthusiastic interest. The majority of the team were inexperienced in
the intricacies of the game but made a good showing in competition
on the links.
Rock Falls became the only SHS victim when the Warriors dumped
the Rockets 914 to 615 at the Prairieview course. Dave Bressler, Irvin
Lobaugh, Jim Ohda, Palmer Miller, and Dick Nuttall gained individual
victories to give Sterling the win.
In the NCIC meet, Sterling battled to fourth place, one notch ahead
of the last place Rock Falls squad. DeKalb's Lunt led his team to vic-
tory by shooting a 76, while Phil Ward's 87 was high for the SHS
Though only winning one out of seven matches, Coach Hoogeveen
and his boys laid a strong foundation for the future of golf at SHS.
1949 GOLF SCHEDULE
April Dixon, 95 SHS, 3. fHereD
April Rochelle, 183 SHS, 0. fTherel
May Rock Falls, 6Lg SHS, 934. fHereJ
May Dixon, 20, SHS, 2. fTherel
May Princeton, Sq SHS, 0. fHereJ
May DeKalb, 6: SHS, 0. QHereJ
May Conference-SHS, fourth. CHereD
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ROW I-Coach B. A. Mitchell, Wallace Wagner, Bob Anderson, Jack Hall, Chuck
Cole, Bob Galloway, George Wechsler, Elwin Thielen, Chuck Rhoades, Jim Kindle,
Coach Ted Scheid, Coach Chet Sherman. ROW II-Jim Vary, Ray Kenaga, Max
Schmaling, Roger Puterbaugh, Marv Kaiser, Cliff Garriott, Tony Pizarro, Don McKee,
Tom Unzicker, Ed Wells, Jim Cleaveland. ROW III-Bob Ebersole, Bob Peugh,
Stan Doden, Wesley Koester, Jim Cross, Jim Galloway, Paul Small, Don Weeks,
Leo Prophet, Bill Stewart, Lyle Marquis.
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Coach Bernie Mitchell's 1949 Golden Warriors had one of the most
successful seasons of any Sterling football team. Not only did they
take the NCIC championship, but they also had an unbeaten, untied
season. They were one of four teams in SHS history to accomplish
The Warriors started off the season by drubbing Community in a
game which had many penalties called on both sides-more for reasons
of inexperience than for roughness. In their next game they trounced
the Dixon Dukes, and this time the whole Sterling first string proved
their worth-showing that Mr. Mitchell had a very well balanced team.
On Homecoming night the Warriors really outdid themselves and
beat Princeton before a capacity stadium crowd. In their next game,
a high scoring battle with DeKalb, Sterling left the field the victors
although DeKalb had started the game off by returning a kick-oft
to score the first touchdown.
Sterling won their hardest fought battle on October 21 by beating
Hall Township in the last five minutes of play. And in their next game,
the Warriors took the NCIC title with their victory over Ottawa.
The SHS squad came through with their seventh consecutive victory
by beating Thorton of Harvey, and Morrison was the Victim of the
Warriors' eighth win.
Their victory over Rock Falls on November 10 topped off the ex-
tremely successful season for the SHS Golden Warriors.
Bob Anderson Jim Cleaveland Chuck Cole Jim Cross
Chuck Dects Bob Ebersole Bob Galloway Jim Galloway
Captain Ray Kenaga Wins the toss
in the Sterling-Princeton, Homecom-
ing game. Sterling won the encount-
er by a score of 19 to 6.
Cliff Garriott Kcnnard Green Jack Hall Marv Kaiser
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Kenaga, Roger Puterbaugh, Tom Unzick-
er, Cliff Garriott, and Tony Pizarro.
These five players and Elwin Thielen, Ed
Wells, Leo Prophet, and Max Schmaling,
all graduating seniors, were members of
the starting eleven. Jack Hall, Bill Stew-
art, George Wechsler, and Chuck Deets
were also senior letter winners.
Leo Prophet Roger Puterbaugh
Paul Small Max Schmaling
Tom Unzicker George Wechsler
1949 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Date Score Opponent
Sept. 16 SHS 35- 6 Community
Sept. 30 SHS 27- 7 Dixon
Oct. 7 SHS 19- 6 Princeton
Oct. 14 SHS 39-25 DeKalb
Oct. 21 SHS 6- 0 Hall Township
Oct. 28 SHS 13- 6 Ottawa
Nov. 4 SHS 33-19 Thorton
Nov. 10 SHS 33- 0 Morrison
Nov. 14 SHS 50- 0 Rock Falls
Bill Stewart Elwin Thielen
Don Weeks Ed Wells
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Coach Gene Hall's frosh-soph football team had what might be
called a "hard luck" year. During the 1949 season, these boys won
only one game and lost the rest by very narrow margins-six points
The"Papo0ses" opened their season by losing to a more experienced
Dixon team. In their next game, the frosh-soph's lost to a larger and
more experienced Clinton team.
On October 4 the "Papooses" got their only victory of the season,
a 7-0 win over DeKalb. Their touchdown was scored by a pass from
Carlyle Cameron to Dick Czuprynski.
In Sterling's next two games, the "Papooses" were beaten by 'teams
from Hall Township and Ottawa. And in their last game of the sea-
son, the frosh-soph team lost to a Rock Falls squad.
Regardless of their hard luck, these boys gained valuable exper-
ience during the year, and this should make them a tough team to beat
1949 FROSH-SOPH FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 30: SHS, 73 Dixon, 12. Oct. 21: SHS, O3 Hall, 6.
Oct. 3: SHS, 0: Clinton, 6. Oct. 28: SHS, 79 Ottawa, 13.
Oct. 4: SHS, 7: DeKalb, 0. Nov. 14: SHS, 6: Rock Falls, 12.
ROW 1-Coach Gene Hall, Barry Musgrove, Bob Kosier, Lino Carrillo Don Knight
Don Kraft, Terry Powell, Don Puterbaugh, Dick Huntley, Wally Pepper, Coach Hom-
er Musgrove. ROW II-Dick Wilson, Dick Czuprynski, Ramon Gonzalez, Dick Geb-
hardt, George Schneider, Lyle Wolber, Dick Ohnen, Ronnie Geiger, Ronald William-
sen. ROW III-Art Kraft, Dick Lyon, Carlyle Cameron, Lowell Hunsberger, Ned
Ryerson, Bob Smith, Bob Etchison, Don Shontz, Dean Hubbard.
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ROW I-Jack Lyon, Jack Hall, Don Knight, Barry Musgrove, Dick Lyon. ROW Ilkf
Chuck Deets, Frank Casey, Ray Kenaga, Palmer Miller. Chuck Cole, Bob Perlh.
ROW III-Lyle Marquis, Neil Hall, Tom McCormick, Max Baumgardner, Roger
Puterbaugh, Dick Czuprynski.
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The NCIC summer baseball program yielded another conference
championship to SHS-the baseball crown.
After starting the season weakly. the Sterling nine racked up eight
straight victories before DeKalb severed the winning streak. Coach
Homer Musgrove's boys came back, however, to finish the season with
no more defeats and to win first place in the league.
Max Baumgardner and Chuck Deets shared honors in both the
hitting and pitching departments. Baumgardner hit .438, winning
three and losing one, While Deets hit .432, winning five ball games.
Much credit for the success of the team is due Coach Musgrove,
Coach Pete Hoogeveen. and Manager Lyle Marquis.
1949 BASEBALL SCHEDULE
June SHS, 35 Alumni, 13. July SHS 63 Dixon, 4.
June SHS, '73 Dixon, 7. July SHS 20, Ottawa, 4.
June SHS, 33 Ottawa, 1. July SHS, 6: DeKalb, 7.
June SHS, 23 DeKalb, 1. July SHS, 23 Rock Falls, 2.
June SHS, 18, Rock Falls, 2. July SHS 17 Community, 3
June SHS, 113 Community, 1. July SHS, 43 Hall, 3.
July SHS. 93 Princeton, 1. Aug SHS 12 Princeton, 2.
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ROW I-Bill Arnold, Ray Gierhart, Roger Laible, Jack Watson, Stan Stefanich,
Sherwin McCombS, Loren Burger, ROW H-Randall Smith, Chuck Johannsen, Don
Lester, Bill Marshall, Coach E. E. Small, Gilbert Flowers, Karl Kilberg, Bob Wads-
Stan Stefanich and Jack
Watson smile for the cam-
eras after winning first and
third places, respectively, in
the NCIC run.
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By placing fourth in the Geneseo Invitational
on October 1, Coach E. E. Smallls SHS runners got
off to a fast start in the 1949 cross-country season.
Paced by Jack Watson and Stan Stefanich, the
distance men marched over Dixon, Erie, Byron,
and LaSalle-Peru in succession. This march was
climaxed by a victory in the NCIC meet held at
Sterling on October 22. Scoring 39, the Sterling
crew won the championship over Geneseo, De-
Kalb, Dixon, and Princeton-teams which placed
in the order given. Stan Stefanich captured first
place with a good time, and Jack Watson copped
After this third consecutive NCIC triumph, the
SHS runners downed Erie before going to the dis-
trict meet. In the district competition, Rock Is-
land walked away with top honors, and Sterling
took second place.
At the state finals, Stefanich finished 29th and
ROW I-Bob Galloway, Stanley Doden, Jim Galloway, Elwin Thielen, Jack Hall,
Jack Lyon. ROW II-Coach Gene Hall, Ray Kenaga, Roger Puterhaugh, Marvin
Kaiser, Cliff Garriott, Ed Wells, Chuck Cole, Lyle Marquis.
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Coach Gene Hall's 1949-50 Warriors had one of the best seasons of
any Sterling basketball team. These boys not only won the Intercity
and NCIC championships, but they were the first SHS team to go to
the "sweet sixteen" state finals at Champaign.
Coach Hall's squad got off to a slow start but gained considerably
in strength as the season progressed. In their regular season, the War-
riors won fifteen of their games and lost eight.
At the Dixon regional, the Warriors rolled to victory by defeating
Amboy, Community, and Rock Falls. And in the Moline sectional, the
Blue and Gold boys swamped Aledo in the first game of the tournament.
On May 10 the Warriors had their best game of the season, the
final game of the Moline sectional. In this thrill-packed game, the
SHS team defeated a strong Rock Island five and thereby were qual-
ified for the state tournament at Champaign.
In the first game of the state tournament, Sterling was beaten by a
tough Tilden Tech team. Although the Warriors came out on the
short end of the scoring, they still displayed the skill, stamina, and
determination which made them a championship team.
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Coach Curt Brandau's frosh-soph "Papooses" had one of the most
successful seasons of SHS frosh-soph basketball teams. In their whole
season, the frosh-soph team lost only two games and won 19.
The "Papooses" took the NCIC championship and also Won the
intercity championship-feats which rounded out a very successful
1949-50 FROSH-SOPH BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Nov. 25: SHS, 35: East Moline, 25. Jan. 27: SHS, 38: Rochelle, 31.
Nov. 29: SHS, 353 Beloit, 33. Jan. 31: SHS, 44: Community, 28.
Dec. 6: SHS, 37: Morrison, 35. Feb. 3: SHS, 26, Geneseo, 23.
Dec. 9: SHS, 41: Freeport, 35. Feb. 4: SHS, 55: Galesburg, 34.
Dec. 13: SHS, 38: Community, 24. Feb. 7: SHS, 37: Rock Falls, 29.
Dec. 16: SHS, 24: Mendota, 11. Feb. 10: SHS, 48: Hall, 32.
Jan. 6: SHS, 21: Rock Falls, 23. Feb. 11: SHS, 33: Dixon, 7.
Jan. 7: SHS, 31: Rock Island, 44. Feb. 17: SHS, 43: Ottawa, 38.
Jan. 13: SHS, 45: Dixon, 13. Feb. 18: SHS, 40: East Rockford, 30.
Jan. 20: SHS, 37: Princeton, 36. Feb. 24: SHS, 25: DeKalb, 24.
Jan. 21: SHS, 43: West Rockford, 32.
ROW I-Dick Lyon, Don Knight, Lyle Wolber, Bob Smith, Dick Czuprynski, Barry
Musgrove. ROW II-Coach Curt Brandau, Richard Ohnen, Ramon Gonzalez, Dick
Gebhardt, Ronnie Williamsen, Ronnie Goodnight. ROW III-Bob Boothe, Dick
McCormick, Don Puterbaugrh, Lino Carrillo, Terry Powell, Karl Kilbergf.
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ROW I-Loren Burger, Earl Beck, Don Rhoades, Von Wheeler, Ray Anderson,
Dick Huntley. ROW II-Gilbert Flowers, Kenny Etchison, Kenny Kraft, Tony
Pizarro, Art Kraft, Bob Kosier, Carlyle Cameron, Chuck Rhoades. ROW IH-Coach
Hunsberger, Bob Anderson, Dick Weigle, Lyle Matznick, Coach Homer Musgrove,
Bob Lockhart, Jim Cleaveland, George Wechsler, Ted Sulouff, Coach Chet Sherman.
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Ailif few , grove, had a big year on the mats, winning half of their matches.
'Wi -H 'G 1 15" The Warriors displayed ability and aggressivness in Winning a
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f ,. fourth place tie in the district bouts. Loren Burger, George Wechsler,
and Tony Pizarro came off the mats with individual third places, while
.- the remainder of the crew picked up points with lower placings.
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angular victory over Beloit and East Rockford. This clash proved the
power and stamina of Sterling's mat team.
Wrestling in varsity positions were Loren Burger, Gilbert Flowers,
Dick Huntley, George Wechsler, Art Kraft, Dick Weigle, Carlyle Cam-
eron, Lyle Matznick, Stan Stefanich, Bob Anderson, and Tony Pizarro.
1 949-50 WRESTLING SCHEDULE
Dec. : Moline Invitational-SHS, eighth place.
Dec 14' SHS,
15 g Maquoketa, 25.
Dec SHS, 22, East Rockford, 12.
Jan. SHS, 85 Rock Island, 30.
Jan, SHS, 323 Peoria Woodruff, 15.
Jan. SHS, 10' Moline, 30.
Jan. SHS, 575 Beloit, 373 E. Rockford, 18
Feb. SHS, 28' Peoria Woodruff, 10.
Feb. SHS, 16' Clinton, 19.
Feb SHS, 259 East Rockford, 11.
-SHS, tie for fourth place.
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ROW I-Clark Prentiss, Mr. Herbert Parsley, Larry Norton. ROW Il-Joan Elmen-
dorf, Orville Kimball, JoAnne Kunde, Harry Blaisdell, Marilyn Miller.
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1950 BLUE AND GOLD STAFF
I'1lJI'l'0R-IN-CH I IGF
FACULTY AND CLASSES
Harry Blaisdell, editor
Marilyn Miller, editor
ART AND LAYOUT
Joan Elmendorf, editor
Orville Kimball, editor
Mary Jane Bellows
Helen Miller, editor
JoAnne Kunde, manager
Mr. Herbert Parsley
TOP PICTURE. ROVV I--Donna Bowman, Shirley Ladenberger, Vada Meyer, Vera
Harshman. ROVV II-Dorothy Moorehead, Pat Steadman, Dick Nuttall, Jim Wilkins,
Pat Forquer, Carlanne Ruck. ROW III-fLucy Manzano, Joan Engelke-ns, JoAnn
Landheer, Margie Reitzcl, Lois Kraft, Marilyn Ahrens.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Pat Walters, Joyce Nusbaum, Mary ,lane Bellows,
Mary Brandt. ROW II---Margie Paulson, Helen Miller, Dorothy Dettman, Bonita
Bolling, Marilyn Pyse. ROW III-Verna Oltmanns, Mildred Scribner, Shirley
Humphrey, Jo Cole, Sue Bucher, Lois Wade.
ROW I-Dean Zellar, Carlanne Ruck, Shirley Humphrey, Mr. Herbert Parsley.
ROW II-Joan Elmendorf, Pat Forquer, Vada Meyer, Marian Miller.
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"Sports Talk," "Stool Pigeon," "Teen Time," and senior interviews
were some of the regular features printed in the "Script" during the
past year. Along with these features, this school publication gave
coverage of SHS activities and published pictures and cartoons.
During the year, several special issues of "Script" were presented.
At Christmas the newspaper reflected the yuletide spirit by using green
ink as well as by featuring Christmas articles. On April Foo1's Day
the mood of the day was carried out in several humorous articles con-
trived to misinform the student body.
The juniors had charge of the ninth issue of the paper, and the
final copy of the year was dedicated to the seniors.
The staff of the "Script" was divided into five groups-feature,
news, sports, circulation, and copy staffs. Carlanne Ruck and Shirley
Humphrey served as co-editors, and Mr. Herbert Parsley was the facul-
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Mary Jane Bellows, Verna Oltlnanns, Sally Mosher,
Joyce Nusbaum, Mary Brandt. ROVV ll-Bill Scott, Paul Small, Orville Kimball,
Jim Wilkins, Chuck Deets, John Michel. ROW IIIAAJoan Bogott, Bettie Winn, Joan
Leisner, Mary Anne Snyder, Luella Bushman, Mildred Mellott, Lois Ann Wade,
JoAnne Andrews. ROVV IV-Pat Walters, Helen Miller, Marilyn Pyse, Vera Harsh-
man, Donna Bowman, Marilyn Miller. Lucy Manzano, Jean Sonneman. ROW V-
Shirley Ladenberger, Jo Anne Landheer, Bonita Bolling, Pat Steadman, Betty Scott,
Sue Bucher, Ronette Shawger, LaVonne Buhrow.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW' I-Barbara Biekford, Sally Fraser, Lettie Harden,
Patt Meenen, Joyce Hall, Carol Benson. ROW II-Margie Wessels, Beth Myers,
Kalah VVesner, Kay Eshleman, Jan VVagner, Dolly Bell. ROW Ill-Jeannie Steren-
lmerg, Lois Ann Good, Kay Sullivan, Carol Taft, Phyllis Kosier, Pat Howe, Jannis
Cunningham, David Clark. ROW IV--Delores Selden, Shirley Buckingham, Marlene
Metzner, Carrenia Bolling, Maxine VValIis, Pat Batcheller, Jeannie Marshangx
ROW V-Leola Clark, Nancy Forquer, Arlene Book, Marlene Bucher, Barbara
Thomas, Sylvia Bawden. Janice Scott, Ann Farver.
ROW I-Charles Thiakos, Maxine Wallis. ROW II-Joe Moreno, Nancy Kunde.
ROW III-Bettie Winn, Dick Widdows. ROW IV-Marilyn Miller, Lyle Matznick,
Doris Kunde, Joan Bogott. ROW V4Cliff Garriott, Dick Nuttall, Mr. June Lee,
Marilyn Bawden, Jo Cole, Miss Mildred Krughoff, Shirley Vorderstrasse, Lola Nelson.
Harry Blaisdell. ROW VI-Doris Woessner, Don Knight, George Schneider, Wayne
Rhodes, Ann Farver, Carlyle Cameron, Ann Lahman, Beth Myers.
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Solving the problems concerning student life at SHS was the m un
job of the Student Council during the past year. This organization was
also a link between the faculty and the students of SHS
A preliminary election of cheerleaders was one of the first jobs of
the council. By reducing the number of contestants in this first elec
tion, the final selection, which was made by all the students thus was
Assemblies with student appeal were chosen by a committee of
Councilmen and faculty for next year.
Working hand in hand with the Alumni Association the council
helped sponsor the "Basket Ball" on March 25. This dance honoied
the varsity basketball team after they had participated in the sweet
sixteen" tournament at Champaign.
Josephine Cole and Marilyn Bawden served as officers for the
year. Sponsors for the group were Miss Mildred Krughoff and Mr
SITTING-Dean Flshleman, Marilyn lVIiller, Larry Norton, Clark Pientiss STAND
ING-Joan Elmendorf, Jeanne Sonneman, Shirley Vorderstrasse, Glenn Moitenson
Harry Blaisdell, Carlanne Ruck, JoAnne Kunde, Lola Nelson.
Wew 901111 gizcouragea .jvligA .gifanclarcla
"I pledge myself to uphold the high purposes of the National Honor
Society to which I have been electedg I will be true to the principles
for which it standsg I will be loyal at all times to my schoolg and will
maintain and encourage high standards of scholarship, character,
leadership, and service."
Such was the wording of a pledge by which Principal Eades in-
ducted six new members into the Sterling Chapter of the National
Honor Society. This occasion marked the first increase in the mem-
bership of the group since the original twenty honor students were
elected to the first SHS honor organization in the spring of 1949.
The purpose of the National Honor Society is to create an enthusi-
asm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, encourage
worthy students, and to develop character in the pupils of the schools
in which a chapter exists.
An intricate and thorough method is used in determining the mem-
bership of this highly selective group. Prospective members must not
only maintain a high scholastic average but must excel in 'traits of
character, leadership, and courage.
The officers of the group for the past year were Larry Norton,
president, Clark Prentiss, vice-prosidentg lVlarilyn Miller, seen-t.:u'yg
and Dean Eshleman, treasurer.
ROW I-Donna Seeley, lilvera lben, Susie Church, Joanne Stevens, Marjorie Nelson,
Mary Miller. ROW ll-Floy Allen, Wayne Moore, Bob Baither, Doris Woessner,
Nancy Kunde, Ann Lahman, Jack Reiske, Mr. June Lee. ROW III-Joann Bellmar,
Dolores Scheler, Bob Feldman, Bob Mathis, Jim Smith, Roger Eshleman, Mary Lou
Oglevee, Judy Maynard.
EUIYIILILJ CJAHHLX I Bal' dY.?allqll0l
Rome was built in a day and it happened in SHS. In April, the
Latin Club sponsored their annual Roman Banquet in the gym, dec-
orated to suggest a bit of old Rome.
Tunicked freshmen slaves served a typical Roman feast to the
nobility - second year Latin students and their guests
Interest in Roman culture and Latin has been increased by the club's
affiliation with the Junior Classical Society of Illinois. This society
sponsored a number of lectures which several of the Latin students of
Officers for the year were: President, Nancy Kundeg vice-president,
Jack Reiskeg treasurer, Ann Lahmang secretary, Doris Woessner.
Mr. Lee served as advisor for this group.
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Nancy Thummel, Ruth Kimball, Norma Miller, Pat
Baird, Gail Flaningam, Joyce Sulouff. ROWV H+Barbara Bickford, Marilyn Matz-
nick, Valeria Johnson. Leone Wolber, Nancy Forquer, Janice Scott, Phyliss McFalls,
Delores Maass. ROW HI-Virginia Hildebrand, Shirley Robbins, Jane Morrow, Ann
Farver, Marge Meyer, Leola Clark, Delores Selden, Billie Huenger.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Eileen Miner, Jean Allen, Roh Wadsworth, David
Clark, Janice Jackson, Lois Good, Shirley Ann Zehr. ROW II-Barbara Gehlsen,
Shirley Barnes, Joyce Schneider, Susan Hey, Eunice Detweiler, Shirley Brown, Mai-
garet Lair, Janet Johnson. ROW lII+Karl Kilberg, Don Stewart, Billy Near, Dick
Wilson, Barry Musgrove, Richard Drane, Randall Smith.
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Mary Huntley,
Pat Woods, Delores Herr, Donna Howe, Helen
Reising, Alice Freas. ROW IIfMarilyn Cassens,
Paul Small, Kay Eshleman, Sally Mosher, Ruth
Janssen, Miss Ruth Straw, Al Zambrano. ROVV
III-Arlene Book, Pat Elgie, Lola Nelson, Katy
Puskedra, JoAnne Ohda, Barbara Thomas, Ar-
lene Wolf, Alice Drane. ROW IVfRoger Laible,
Jim Vary, Leo Prophet.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Gerald Fri-
modt, John Persona, Harry Weaver, Merchel
Flynn, Kenneth Cosgrove, Leo Miner, Al Her-
nandez. ROW II-Dick Huntley, Joyce Nusbaum,
Lucy Manzano, Dorothy Moorehead, Marilyn
Bawden, Ruth Dudley, Wilma Linton, Nancy
Boseneiler. ROW III-Pat Howe, Wallie Pep-
per, Theresa Barajas. ROW IV-John Walton,
John Sunday, Bob Smith, Chuck Cole, Jim Nut-
tall, John Williams, Jon Surratt, Don Knight,
Christmas spirit was very evident at the Christmas party which the
Capa Club gave for the Mexican children of Sterling. The highlight
of the party was the observance of an old Mexican custom, the break-
ing of the pinata.
Other activities included the annual Thanksgiving dance, a float
in the homecoming parade, and monthly meetings.
Officers of the club were: Sally Mosher, president, Ruth Janssen,
vice-president, Kay Eshleman, secretaryg and Paul Small, treasurer.
Miss Straw was the advisor for the group.
ROW I-Susan Church, Arlene Book, Sally Fraser, Marilyn Bawden, Kay Sullivan,
Susan Hey, Shirley Jennings. ROW II-Jack Walters, Charles Rhoades, Kenneth
Fischback, Marilyn Miller, Nancy Kunde, Miss Lucille Barnes, Marvin Bixby. ROW
III-Phil Beach, Mary Jane Bellows, Joyce Dettman, Norma Miller, David Clark.
ROW IV-Jordan Daniels, Arthur Magan, Bob Anderson, Bob Bruns, Ronnie Geiger.
JoAnne Dummett, June Bellars, Joan Engelkens, Merlyn Book, Dale Janssen.
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Toothpaste, soap, towels, pencils, a volleyball, combs, school pub-
lications--these are a few items included in the chest which the Junior
Red Cross sent to a foreign school this year. The project was done
entirely by students of SHS and Community High School.
Other projects of the year included sending gifts to wounded vet-
erans at Hallowe'en and to orphans at Christmas. The J. R. C. also
made several fund drives for the March of Dimes and other charitable
Efficient leadership of the council was assured by sending two
delegates to leadership training centers last summer. At these camps
students acquired ideas for new and different projects.
The SHS Junior Red Cross Council, under the capable guidance of
Miss Lucille Barnes, has had one of its most active years.
President of this organization for the year was Marilyn Miller.
Nancy Kunclc was socrctzwy, and Kenny Fiscliback served :ls tl'0IlSlll'0l'.
SlCATl'lDf1luth Janssen, JoAnne
Kunde, Lucy Manzano, Mary
Thiakos, Helen Miller, Charles
Rhoades, .lack Hall. ROW H-
Loren Burger, Mary Brandt, Jean
Asbury, Helen Reising, Deloris
Herr, Jo Cole, Lola Nelson, Miss
Mildred Krughoff. ROW III-
Bill Stewart, Jim Wilkins, Leo
Prophet, JoAnne Dumniett, Dick
Loafing in the halls of SHS is prevented by the monitors. This
group consists of juniors and seniors who are chosen by the student
council. Their many duties include greeting visitors and directing them
to their destinations, seeing that the center stairs are used correctly,
selling tickets on certain occasions, collecting slips, and assisting in
keeping the halls neat and clean.
SEATED-MNancy Snavely, Mary
Lou Horwedel, Pat VValters. Betty
Urton, Delores Herr, Miss Dollcc
Fauth. STANDING4lCunicc Det-
weiler, .Ioanne Stevens, Nancy
Lundquist, Pat Baird. Norma Mil-
Nuttall, Max Johnson, Helen Itken.
lcr, Alice Freas.
Did you ever have the urge to teach a class? Well, if you did, the
club for you is Future Teachers of America. It is part of the National
Organization of the Future Teachers of America under the National
Miss Fauth is the advisor of the club. The officers for the year
were: Delores llerr, prcsidentg Nancy Lundquist, vice-presidentg
JoAnne Stevens, secretary, Eunice Detweiler, treasurer.
ROW I-Larry Norton, Miss Bar-
bara Larson, Floy Allen, Harry
Blaisdell. ROW ll-Jack Reiske,
Marilyn Miller, VVarren Thummel,
Second place in the NCTC debate tourney Went to the Sterling de-
baters this year. Earlier in the year, the team made a good showing
by tieing for top honors in the Sterling tournament and by placing
fifth among 29 entries at Augustana.
Norma Miller, Marilyn Miller, Larry Norton, and Jack Reiske were
the members of this year's varsity squad. The coach for the Debate
Club was Miss Barbara Larson.
ROW I-Marian Miller, Marilyn
Bawden, JoAnne Andrews, Donna
Bowman. ROW II-Dorothy
Moorehead, Susie Black, Juanita
Aldrich, Laura Stern, Mary Anne
Snyder, Pat Walters, .loan Beni-
shek, Deloris McLaughlin. ROVV
IlI+Pat Allen, -lanean Cunning-
ham, Carol Turner, Barbara Gar-
riott, Pat Hanson. ROW IV-
Miss Marjorie Schumaker, Marlene
Steadman, Marilyn Ahrens, Mari-
lyn Cassens, Arlene Book, Donna
Seeley, -lane Morrow, Carrenia
V , Bolling, Eva Fulton.
Shelving. mending. and checking books were the chief activities of
the librarians during the year.
In order to make the study hall a more pleasant place to Work, the
girls decorated the library using different themes. These themes in-
cluded a Yuletide scene and a display concerning careers.
The librarians work in close collaboration with the school librarian,
Miss Marjorie Schumaker.
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TOP PICTURE. ROW I--Miss Doreen Landis,
Joyce Dettman, Eunice Detweiler, Pat Batchel-
ler, Marilyn Ahrens, Mrs. Viola Martin. ROW
IIfMarguerite VVoessner, Mary Ann Meinen,
Margie Paulson, Margie Wessels, Sue Howe,
Janet Walker, Betty Henderson. ROW Illf
Lavonne Carey, Esther Wolber, Darlene Clark
Gretchen Luehbers, Shirley Hippen, Beverly
llay, Anne Buhrow, Lois Ericksen.
i President, Marilyn Ahrens
Vice-president, Eunice Detweiler
Secretary, Fat Batcheller
Treasurer, Joyce Dettman
President, Eunice Detweiler
Vice-president, Esther Wolber
Secretary Lois Ericksen
Treasurer, Donna Bauman
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Marilyn Book,
Arlie Davis, Marilou Dummett, Catherine Wolf,
Mary Jane Bruns. ROW II-+Lauretta Morden,
Shirley Ladenberger, Lillian Wagner, LaVonne
Buhrow, Lucille Garriott, Marilyne Pyse, Jeanne
Torrance. ROW III-Dovie Quimby, Patsy Ur-
ton, Ruth Janssen, Eva Fulton, Donna Bauman,
Betty Lou Moffatt, Deloris Knalsen.
Happier home life is the chief goal of the Future Homemakers of
America. The local club is part of a national organization of students
who study homemaking.
Pienics and parties plus a float in the homecoming parade were the
feature activities of the group during the year. Helping the girls plan
these events were Mrs. Viola Martin and Miss Doreen Landis.
Continuing in their practice of sending a delegate to camp each
year, the Future Ilomemakers sponsored Esther W0lber's trip to 'the
F. ll. A. Leadership Training Camp at Lake Bloomington last summer.
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President, Bob Forward
Vice-president, Lyle Meiners
Secretary, Bob Ebersole
Treasurer, Lyle Matznick
Sentinel, Merlyn Book
Reporter, Don Shontz
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-YVilliam Johnson,
Richard Fulfs, Edward Olson, Ron Schueler,
Lloyd Geiger, Glenn Freas, Russell Deets, Ron-
ald Ricklefs. ROVV II-Tom Keller, Bob Ander-
son, Lyle Matznick, Bob Flbersole, Bob Forward,
Don Shontz, Merlyn Book, Mr. Arthur Schick,
Lyle Dirks. ROW III-John Johnson, Kenny
Summers, Bob Olson, Wesley Koester, Bob
Bruns, Laverne Johnson, Charley Pippert,
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Bob Wolber,
Raymond Habben, Raymond Ricklefs, Gene Zehr,
Richard Schmitt, John Elsesser, Albion Seavey.
ROVV lI+David Reavley, Bob Hicks, Alfred
Schwittcrs, Don Lester, Don Bushman, Bob
Cordes. Edwin Meiners, John Wilger. ROW III
--Merle Wolfley, Duane Hohlcn, Max Johnson,
Howard Ratzlaff, Don Howlett, Merle Meiners,
Probably the only club at SHS in which individual students can
make a profit is the F. F. A. Howard Ratzlaff had the largest profit
this year-551390.63 Perhaps the outstanding activities of this group
were the numerous trips to surrounding farms which were made to
judge livestock. A visit to the International Livestock show at Chicago
brought to a climax their study of livestock.
The club this year was led by Bob Forward as president assisted
by Lyle Meiners, who acted as vice-president.
Mr. Arthur Schick served as advisor for the group.
ROW 1 faround the tablcJfMiss Mildred Krughoff, .loan Bogott, Roger Puterbaugh,
Kay Eshleman, Tom Unzzicker. ROW II-Delores Scheler, Ruth Janssen, Mary Lou
Horwedel, Ca1'olyn Nelson, Marlene Steadman, Betty Scott, Ronette Shawger, Shir-
ley Vorderstrasse. ROW Ill-Dean Eshleman, Dick Nuttall, Tom Griffith, Allen
Surratt, Joel Rice, Glenn Mortenson, Jim Wilkins, Leo Prophet. ROW IV-Clark
Prentiss, Orville Kimball, Tony Pizarro, Larry Norton, Kenneth Summers, Gene
Gaumer, Ed Wells, Gordon Brown.
.SJlf'ILi0I'J CJOMILJUALI for jrcfjdfe
If you plan to go to college and want to take courses related to youx
career ambitions. then join the Campus Club.
This organization consists of junior and senior students who want
information on college life including facts about such things as scholar
ships, freshman college courses, entrance requirements and expenses
Miss Krughoff, the club sponsor, arranges for iepresentatlves of
surrounding colleges and universities to speak with club members
Also to aid high school students investigate various schools of higher
education, this organization maintains a shelf of books and college
catalogues in the school library.
Several college students were invited to speak to the Campus Club
this year in order to give first-hand information on college life
Officers for the year were Roger Puterbaugh, president Tom Un
zicker, vice-presidentg Joan Bogott, secretary-treasurer and Kay
Eshleman, program chairman.
ROW IHWBerniue Bartz, .JoAnne Kunde, Jean Sonneman, Merilyn Wilkinson, JoAnne
Landheer, Wilma Linton. ROVV II-Margie Reitzel, Joan Engelkens, Sally Bickford,
Sally Mosher, Marilyn Bawden, Marilyn Nelson, -lane Cassens. ROW IH-Richard
VViddows, Lyle Marquis, Max Schmaling, Tom Keller, Bill Arnold, Bill Scott, Warren
Thummel. ROVV IV-Brent Arterburn, Harry Blaisdell, Clifford Garriott, Charley
Pippert, John Michel, Bob Feldman, Ray Kenaga, .lack Hall.
ROVV I+Bettie Winn, Deloris Herr, ,lan Wagner, Barbara DeZuba, Kalah VVesner,
Vera Harshman. ROW II--Pat Allen, Lora Lea Wolf, Joan Elmendorf, Lois Kraft,
Mary Jane Bellows, Carol Camps, Patt Meenen, Joyce Hall. ROW III-Ruth Dudley,
Pat Forquer, Marilyn Miller, Pat Walters, Betty Urton, Luella Bushman, Mildred
Mc-llott. ROVV IV-.Io Cole, JoAnne Andrews, Pat Steadman, Marilyn Ahrens, Carl-
anne Huck, Shirley Ladenhergfer, Nancy Snavely, Marilyn Pyse.
ROW I-Mr. Bob McMurray, Mr. Chester Sherman, Jordan Daniel, Don Weeks, Dick
Czuprynski, Jim Cleaveland, Larry Norton, Mr. Curt Brandau. ROW II-Paul Small,
Raymond Pitts, Ray Gierhart, Jim Cross, Jack Watson, Kennard Green, Dick Geb-
hardt, Jim Kindle. ROW Ill-Wesley Koester, Don McKee, Chuck Deets, Ed Wells,
Cliff Garriott, Jim Nuttall, John Johnson. ROW IV-Jim Vary, Roger Puterbaugh,
Clark Prentiss, Jim Kaehler, Bob King, Marvin Kaiser, Tony Pizarro, Max Schmaling.
.gnifialion join 3- 7fW!en'5 .syociuf Mar
"Notice: All nails must be removed from members paddles prior
to "S" Club initiation in June. Weapons will be thoroughly inspected
by Mr. B. Mitchell."
Such was the warning issued to veteran letter winners before the
annual "S" Club initiation ceremonies. This event sei ved as the twenty
second yearly introduction of new members into this respected law
Through the efforts of Coach Ted Scheid, the "S Club was formed
in 1928 to promote morale and participation in sports At the present
time, both major and minor award winners are admitted as members
to the club.
Striking outside the world of competitive sports the organization
has sponsored dances, banquets, and other activities In the fall the
boys collaborated with the GAA to produce an outstanding event the
annual Homecoming Dance. Climaxing the day's parade pep meeting
and football clash, the affair honored Warrior heroes of past and
Additional opportunities for raising club funds weie provided by
the sale of booster plates for cars and Warrior T-shirts Besides at
tempting these monetary efforts, club members assisted during the
basketball season by distributing programs, taking tickets ushering
Behind "Sn Club activities is the entire SHS coaching staff headed
by Mr. Scheid.
Elected at the spring initiation to hold offices during 1949 1950
were Ray Kenaga, president, Roger Puterbaugh, vicc presldcnt incl
George Wechsler, secretary-treasurer.
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Mr. Homer Musgrove, Bob Peugh, Lowell Hunsbergcr,
Dick Huntley, Loren Burger, Dick Weigle, Ted Sulouff, Mr. Gene Hall. ROW II-
Richard Allen, John Michel, Leo Prophet, Jack Bowman, Bob Baither, Merchel Flynn,
Wallace Wagner. ROW III-Terry Powell, Dick Ohnen, Bob Ebersole, Bob Anderson
Elwin Thielen, Lloyd Geiger, Joe Moreno. ROW IV-Tom Unzicker, Jim Wilkins,
John Sunday, Dick Nuttall, Ronny Schueler, Bill Arnold, Tom Griffith, George
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-Mr. Ted Scheid, Mr. Bernie Mitchell, Don Stew-
art, Stan Stefanich, Gilbert Flowers, Kenneth Etchison, Don Puterbaugh, Mr. E. E.
Small. ROVV II-Wallie Pepper, Bob Kosier, Bob Wilson, Arthur Kraft, Jon Surratt,
Sherwin McCombs, Don Knight, Dick Lyon, Lyle Wolber. ROW III-Don Shontz,
Ken Kraft, Ronald Goodnight, Chuck Rhoades, Bob Smith, Jack Hall, Jack Lyon.
Bill Scott, Erwin Lobaugh. ROW IV-Carlyle Came1'on, Chuck Cole, Barry Mus-
grove, Bob Galloway, Jim Galloway, Roger Laible, Ray Kenaga, Lyle Marquis, Bill
S i' CAL
ROW I-Miss Eunice Deffenbaugh, Sue Bucher, JoAnne Kunde, Kalah Wesner,
Miss Helen Becker. ROW H-Donna Boyungs, Carol Turner, Jannis Cunningham,
Janet Betts, Kay Eshleman, Barbara DeZuba, Jan Wagner, Mary Jane Bellows, Eileen
Miner. ROW III'-Joyce Schneider, Pat Howe, Elaine Siex, Phyllis Kosier, Maxine
Wallis, Ann Gartner, Carol Taft, Sally Shaffer, Pat Hansen. ROW IV-Mary Sail-
lard, Carrenia Bolling, Donna Seeley, Marilyn Cassens, Marlene Bucher, Joan Engel-
kens, Eva Fulton, Marilyn Pyse.
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Getting acquainted had "top billing" at the annual Big Sister picnic
on September 15 at Sinnissippi Park. This event was the first of the
season for the Girls' Athletic Association, and it ushered in a year full
Soon after this initial affair, Sinnissippi Park was the scene of an-
other big GAA supper. This time it was "pot-luck", held jointly with
the FFA on September 24.
As a finale to one of the festive days at SHS, the club co-sponsored
the Homecoming dance on October 7. Other social activities of the
year were the WPA dance on April 14, and the annual spring banquet,
which was given on May 16.
Fall, winter, and spring sports rounded out the year for this all-girl
organization. One of these sports, archery, brought state-wide recog-
nition to five club members who won third place in the state telegraphic
Added this year to the club's calendar was something new-roller
skating. Trips to Polo were scheduled each month so that the girls
might skate along with GAA members from other schools in this vicinity.
Miss Helen Becker and Miss Eunice Deffenbaugh were the advisers
of this active group. Assisting them in the administrative work of the
association were JoAnne Kunde, president, Kalah Wesner, vice-presi-
dentg Helen Fenner, treasurer, and Sue Bucher, secretary.
TOP PICTURE. ROW I-Donna Bowman, Marlene Steadman, Mary Lou Horwedel,
Carolyn Nelson, Pat Appenzeller, Betty Scott, Margie Reitzel. ROW ll-Ann Far-
ver, Marilyn Ahrens, JoAnn Landheer, Pat Steadman, Vera Harshman, Carlanne
Ruck, Shirley Ladenberger, Vada Meyer, Sally Mosher. ROW IIIfBernice Bartz,
Arlene Book, Marlene Metzner. Pat Bateheller, Joann Bellmar, Merilyn VVilkinson,
Joanne Bixby. Merrildean Leonard, Betty Deets, Lois Erieksen. ROW IV-Darlene
Clark, Ronette Shawger, Pat Elmendorf, Jean Sonneman, Donna Glenn, Barbara
Thomas, Shirley Vorderstrasse, Esther VVolher, Judy Maynard,
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW IiLois Kraft, Ruth Dudley, Estella Lopez, Shirley
Smith, lVIar,e'aret Lair, Shirley Tuft, June Wise. ROW II-Mary Miller, Marilyn
Aper, Lavonne Carey, Marjorie Nelson, Pat Baird, Norma Miller, Nancy Snavely,
Mary Snavely, Betty Winn. ROVV III-Ruth Kimball, Shirley Barnes, Billie Huen-
ger, Marjorie Meyer, Sylvia Bawden, Phyllis McFalls, Betty Moorehead, Pat Forquei,
Marilyn Miller, Lucy Manzano. ROVV IV--Sandra Huber, Marilyn Nelson, Jane
Cassens, JoAnne Geer, Bonita Bolling, Marian Miller, Marilyn Bawden, Sally Bick-
ford, Wilma Linton, Delores Maass.
TOP' PIFTURE. ROW I-Mary Anne Snyder, Carol Camps, Joyce Hall, Phyllis De-
Wcerd, Lillian Wagner, Lucille Garriott, Jeanne Torrance. ROVV Ile-Gail Flanimram,
Lois Muetzel, Eunice Detweiler. Pat Allen, Joyce Dettman, Joan Bogott, Shirley
Humphrey, Jo Cole, JoAnne Andrews. ROW III-eSally Fraser, Carol Benson, Jean-
nie Marshang, Leola Clark, Shirley Buckingham, Helen Johnson, Shirley Brown,
Nancy Thumniel, Deloris McLaughlin, Nancy McWethy. ROW IV-Verna Oltmanns,
June Stern, Lora Lea Wolf, Janet Oltinanns, Joyce Sulouff, Barbara Bickford, Ann
Lahnian, Dolly Bell, Nancy Forquer, Janice Scott.
IlO'l'TOM PICTURE. ROW I-Farol lllortenson, Janice Jackson, Barbara Garriott,
Joyce Scott, Janean Cunningham, Jern Allen, Beth Myers. ROW II-Theresa
llarajas, Gwen Hurtlow, Janet Hurley, Lula Fisher, Carmen Surratt, Marlene Ken-
ner, Lois Good, Lettie Harden, Judy Swain. ROVV III-Joyce Nusbaum, Margie
Paulson, Lola Nelson, Jackie Sullivan, Mary Brandt, Kay Sullivan, Wanda Rhoades,
Jeanie Sterenbergr, Margie VVessels. ROW IVX Janet Randall, Leone Wolber, Susie
Church, Nancy Kunde, Susie Hey, Barbara Gehlsen, Joan Leisner, Betty Panscik,
President, Jean Sonncman
Vice-pres., Janice Wagner
Secretary, Barbara DeZuba
Treasurer, Marilyn Miller
TOI' PICTURE. ROW I-Lola Nelson, Mary .lane Bellows, JoAnne Andrews, Marilyn
Miller, Jean Sonneman, Miss Larson. ROW Il-Carlanne Rua-k, Shirley Humphrey.
Shirley Vorderstrasse, Joyce Nusbaum, JoAnne Dummett. ROW llI+Harry lilais-
dell, Dick Nuttall, llill Marshall, Merilyn VVillqinson. ROW' IV--Warren Thummex,
Orville Kimball, Larry Norton, Dean lishleman, Ronnie Reeser, .lim Wilkins.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW Ieflialah Wesner, Jan Wagner, Marilyn Bawden, Mai-
ian Miller, Barbara DcZuba, ROW II-Sally Mosher, Kay Eshleman, Joyce Dettmal.,
Carol Camps, Joyce Hall. ROW' III-Jane Morrow, Naniy Kunde, Norma Miller,
Wayne Moore, Bob Mathis. ROVV IV-Joan llogott, Pat Hanson, Merrildcan Leon-
ard, Jack Reiske, Brent Arterburn.
One of the oldest organizations of SHS is the Dramatic Club, which
was organized in 1928.
The main project of the club this year was the production of three
one-act plays. One of these, "A By-Line for St. Luke," was entered
in the annual NCIC contest. The coach and director for this group is
Miss Barbara Larson.
TOP' PICTURE. KOVV I-Mary Saillard, Leola Clark, Jo Cole. Lola Nelson, Mary
Ann Snyder, Joyce Nusbaum, Lois Ann Wade. ROW II-Jean Sonneman, Shirley
Vorderstrasse, Ronette Shawger, Sue Bucher, Sally Mosher, Merilyn Wilkinson,
Farol Taft. ROW III--Jeannie Marshansr, Shirley Humphrey, Pat Elmendorf, Bar-
bara Thomas. Pat Hatcheller, Marlene Bucher.
IIOTTOM IJICTTURIC. ROW lvCarol Turner, Lois Good, Theresa Barajas, Maxine
Wallis, Phyllis Kosier. Pat Howe, Jan VVagxner, Donna Boyungrs. ROW II-Marlene
Metzner, Heth Myers, Wanda Rhoades, Donna Bowman, Lettie Harden, Pat Steadnian,
Kay lishleman, Deloris Selden, Jeannie Sterenherg. ROW III-Norma Miller, Nancy
l"orquer, Janice Scott, Margie VVessels, Ann Farver, Barbara Gehlsen, Elaine Siex.
Officers for the year were:
President, Sue Bucher
Viee-president, Ronette Shawgger
Secretary, Sally Mosher
Treasurer, Beth Myers
TOP PICTURE. ROW I--Roger Laible, Boh Peugh, Chuck Cole, Jack Hall, Jim
Kindle, Chuck Rhoades, Chuck -lohannsen, Loren Burger, Mr. June Lee. ROW ll-H
Don McKee, Paul Small, Jim Galloway, Marvin Kaiser, Elwin Thielen, Jack Watson,
Don Weeks. ROW Ill-Lyle Marquis, Ray Kenaga, Tom Unzicker, Tony Pizarro,
Max Schmaling, Roger Puterbaugh, Jim Vary, George Wechsler.
BOTTOM PICTURE. ROW I-iDavid Welker, Al Dimond, Gene Ruth, Von Wheeler,
Don Rhoades, Phil Reach, David Clark, Jim DeZuha. ROVV ll-Richard McCormick,
Don Shontz, Kenneth Etchinson, Pete Dillon, Lester Thielen, Larry McCoy, Richard
Drane, Don Capp, Wallie Pepper. ROW III-John Williams, John Marquis, Don
Lester, Lowell Hunsberger, Don Estabrook, Don Puterbaugh, Terry Powell, Ken
Kraft. ROVV IV-Dick Wilson, Wilhcrt Ruck, Dick Ohnen, Ramon Gonzalez, David
Reavley, Bob Smith, Robert Lockhart, Lyle Wolber.
Officers for the year were:
President, Max Schmaling'
Vice-president, Bob Peugh
Secretary, Jim Galloway
Treasurer, Paul Small
IQOVV lfMai'ilyn Milli-r. -lack llc-islam-, l'at li2ltC'll!'llt'l'. Marlvnc lluvhvr. Shirlvy Ald-
-an Marsvhangp HOW ll Nam-y l"oi'cgm1vi', Shirloy Ilippvn. .lam-t Johnson. lion
Stewart. Ne-il Iiulh. llill Sl-om, Larry Norton. Sylvia Bawda-n. Karol Donovan. Ann
ci VOVS Ill Nh lx N ith lnll -X ll Dal N Sld
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x ' irc-Q Im' . 'A .rno4. 'ora' Sv Ull. flvrry Peterson.
Phyllis lllclfalls, lmonv lYollwr, Suv Howe, Vat .-Xllun, Glenn llortvnson. Vlzlrli Prvn-
tiss. Glenna Gould. Wally Stl-vm-ns. ROW IY---Ruth Kimhall. llic-li Ilrano. .lolin
u.Hc'ulnJ l2l'l"i0I'Hl on Jn' fl . .
l,l'CSCllllllgI salon-lions ranginff from Dvorak to Gould. 'tho SHS con-
turf, hand was hoard in its outstanding performance ol' the your, ilu'
annual spring concert on April 27.
Under the direction of Mr. llarrc-ll Dunham, the hand has addod
gruatly to student and public functions during the past year.
Beginiiing his first year at SHS. Mr. Dunham directed this musical
organization in volorful and ll'llDl'l'SSlY6 half-time maneuvers at football
games. Thcso ap-pearam-vs featured a battle of hands, a llghtvd heart
formation. and various other marchingl drills.
After thai transposition from the field to tho rehearsal room. two
mid-winter performancvs were 2,flYCll+Ill'OjIl'21lllS for the Marvh of
Dimes and National Guard.
ROW lfNancy Snavely, Nancy Thummel, liettie Harden, Pat Elmendorf, Shirley
Humphrey, Warren Thummel. ROW llfShirley Barnes, Gene Ruth, Allen Surratt,
John Fassler, Bobbie Wadsworth, Kreidcr Woods. Maxine Carlson, Norma Miller,
Beth Myers. ROW III-Larry Musgrave, Barbara Gehlson, Tom Griffith, Ronnie
Schueler, John Sunday, -lean Allen, David Ahrens, David Clark, lllargaret Lahr, Pat
lforquer, Orville Kimball. ROVV lV--Barry Musgrove, Jim Crossland, Bob Feldman,
.lim Smith, Tom Slothower.
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Although postponed because of coal shortages, the spring concert
was successfully presented. Both classical and semi-classical music
made up the program, highlighted by the Finale of the New VVorld
Symphony. by Dvorak. and the First Suite for Concert Band, by Gustav
Holtz. As featured soloist of the evening, Glenn Mortenson played
'Tarnival of Venice" on his trumpet.
In contest work, first divisions in the district contest were won by
Tom Griffith, on the trombone, and Glenn Mortenson, on the trumpet.
A trio consisting of these boys and Mr. Dunham, played many engage-
ments throughout the Sterling area.
Officers ofthe band during the past year have been Marilyn Miller,
president: Glenn Mortenson, vice-presidentg and John Walton,
ROW I-Mr. William Tonlqin, Deloris Herr. Farol Uamps, Kay Eshleman, llarlw De-
Zulia, Sally Rivkforfl, llc-ttie VVinn, JoAnne Landhver. KUVV ll7Jean Sonnenian.
Lois Ann VVade, .loyve Carter, Nam-y lloseneiler, Pat Appenzeller, JoAnne Dummett,
Mary Lou Horwedel. ROW Ill--Joyce llall, .Ioan l'llmendorf, Marilyn Miller, Pat
Steadman, Mc-rlyn Book. 'Fed Sulouff, William Johnson, Larry Norton. HOW IV--
'l'om Slothower, .lim C'leaveland. Joel Rive, Paul Small, Glenn Nlortm-nson, Orville
Kimball, Roger llailvle, linger l'ut1-rlmangh,
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Walnut, Dixon, and llelialh were some of the towns in which the
liolmecl Choir presented concerts this year. Besides these out-ot'-town
trips the choir sang many times in Sterling.
The two main features of the year were the Christmas and the
spring concerts. Numbers presented at these concerts ranged from the
light - such as "The Night Before Christmas" hy VVaring - to the
very serious - such as "Gloria l'atri" hy Palestrina.
ROW I-Ruth Dudley, Merilyn Wilkinson, Mary Snavely, Nancy Snavely, JoAnn
Gt-er. Lora Lea Wolf. ROW IlfShirley Vorderstrasse, Ronette Shawgyer, Sue Burli-
er. .Ioan llogott. Wilma Linton, Yalda Nailor, Joyce Nuslmaum. ROVV IIIW-John
Dunnnett. Lyle Marquis, -lohn Michel, Warren Thunnnel, Bill Scott, Glenna Gould,
,lan Wagner, lit-tty Henderson. ROVV lY7l!oh King, ,lini Nuttall, Gene Gaulner,
lloli Mathis. Laverne Johnson, Gordon llrown, Ronny Schueler.
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Two of the smaller groups affiliated with the choir are the Girls'
lflnsemlnle and the Boys' Quartet. These groups are chosen from the
choir by try-outs at the beginning of the year.
The Rolzed Choir is composed of over sixty junior and senior stu-
dents who are auditioned at the beginning of the year. The choir is
under the direction of Mr. William Tonkin.
At the district contest, Glenna Gould and VVarren Thummel each
took first in their divisions and JoAnne Ilummett took second.
ROW 1-Jim DeZuba, Pete Dillon, Richard Drane, Bob Sallee, Terry Powell, David
Sicx, Gene Zehr, Gene Ruth, Chuck Hayward, Phil Beach, Von Wheeler, David Clark,
ROW II-Lyle Dirks, Lawrence Frazier, Randall Smith, Lino Carrillo, Glenn Wiem-
ken, Don Puterbaugh, Cloyd Kendell, Richard Appenzeller, Jack Rciske, John Per-
sona, Don Shontz, Bob Cordes, Larry McCoy, David Welker, Kent Robison. ROW
III-Frank Garcia, Lee Keiser, Jack Walters, Dick Wilson, Dick Ohnen, Ramon
Gonzalez, Roger Eshleman, James Smith, Ronnie Geiger, Ray Geirhart, Dean Zcllar,
John Marquis, Elwood Herr, Rahn Betts.
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Preparing members for the Robed Choir is the chief aim of the
boys' and girls' choruses. These groups are composed of freshman and
sophomore students who are interested in vocal music.
At Christmas time the two groups presented a concert in the Pres-
byterian church-a performance featuring Christmas carols. Another
concert was presented in the spring.
To stimulate interest in music, the choruses presented short concerts
at Central and Wallace grade schools. Mr. William Tonkin directed
these singers, as well as taught them the fundamentals of music.
'l'0l" l'If"l'UliE. ROW l-.lanet Hurley, Jeannie Sterenbergf, Wanda lilioades, Lois
Good, Betty Moorehead, lieth Myers, Lois Muetxel, Carolyn Lathrop. C'arol Turnei.
ROVV ll-Nancy Forquer, Maxine Wallis, Gail l"laning'am, Elaine Siex, Bernice
Propheter, Marjorie Meyer, Delores Selden, Wanda Walters, Phyllis liosier. Carol
Benson. ROW III-Marie Ohms. Donna Bauman, Naney Ilunquist, Joanne Stevens,
Pat Hanson, Marjorie Nelson, Sylvia l-lawden. Leola Clark, Arlene Hook, Charlotte
Mc-Culloli. HOW IX'--Lavonne Carey, loann Hellmar, Billie lluenger, Vat Bateheller.
Marlene Bucher. Donna Glenn, Mary Saillard, Mary Lou Oglevee, Ann Farver, lil-
L10T'l'OM PICTURE. ROVV Ifflwen liurtlow, Margie VVL-ssels, Lettie Harden. .lanci
Betts, Joyce Betliard, Varol Mortenson. Betty Varey, Judy Swain, Theresa Barajas.
ROW llwlaeoueline Long. .loyee Selzneider. Phyllis Melfalls. Ann Lahman, Sally
Fraser. Arlie Davis. Marilou llunimett. Harlmara Hiekford, llzxnor Maier. Dolly Hell.
ROW III-Jeannie Marshang' Donna Meliride. Marilyn Aper, Susan lley, Catherine
Wolf. Judy Maynard. -loyee Suloziff. l'at Woods, Marilyn Hook. .lanet Iienisheli.
ROVV lYgMarilyn Matznieli. Anne Huhrow, Leone Wollmer, Gladys ffzlllllllby, Doris
Woessner, June Bellars, Barbara Tliomas, Yaleria Johnson, June Wise, ,laniee Scott.
KOVV l-Joyce Carter, Marilyn Miller, JoAnne Dunnnctt, Wilma Linton fpianistl.
ROW II-Barbara DcZulia, .Ioan Bogott. KOVV Ill-Ruth Dudley, Shirley Vordcrr-
Strasse. ROVV IVfGlcnna Gould.
Warren Thunnnel, Bob Mathis, Glenn Mortenson, Larry Norton, Mr. Tonkin, Don
Shontz, Ronnie Schuulcr, Toni Slothuwer, Flark Prentiss.
Margie Wcssels, llarlwara Thomas, Joel Rive. -lanicc Svott. Dolly Ann Ilcll.
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Central National Bank
Chester Sz Company
Chic Beauty Salon
Coast to Coast Store
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Cold Storage Locker Service
Cox Shell Service
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