Stewardson Strasburg High School - Comet Yearbook (Strasburg, IL)
- Class of 1958
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Text from Pages 1 - 104 of the 1958 volume:
Th Annual Staff
Stewardson btrasburv Hlqh Qchool
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We the Annual Staff of 1958 hereby dedlcate Ih1S edmon of the Comet to Mr H D
Brady whose loyalty advice and slneere helpfulness has helped to make our yearbooka
success and to all our teachers whose saCr1f1ce gllld3.llCE and E011 have enabled the graduates
of 18 to attam then flrst pmnacle of success
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It has been a pleasure to have been associated
with you, the Senior Class, Although I cannot go
farther along the way with you, I wish you continued
health and happiness.
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James T. Harrison
Elmer Staehli Secretary Irvin Kessler Ed Reel
Arthur Krumreich President Lee Roy Storm Albert Vonderheide Ray Lamm
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H. D. BRADY B. S. ,
MR. DON HARRISON
B.5. ED., M.S. ED.
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MISS MARY MC CLORY B. A. , Xl. S
MR. JOE JOHN:.ON B. A.
MR. GORDON CGTTRELL B
MRS. BLRNIIQQE BUEwKlINQ B. ED.
Girls Physical Edxrcatiwr
MISS AGNES ANDERSON B. S. ED.
English II, III
MR. JAMES MAXEDON
Health and Safety
Boy's Physical Education
MRS. MARY KESSLER B. ED.
English I, IV
MISS ANGIE LOU PUTT B. ED.
Home Economics I, II, III
Girls' Physical Education
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Health 84 Safety
CLOIDE CARRUTHERS IR.
Agriculture I, II, III
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Grace Renshaw, Edna Kruger
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"The more the merrier"
Class President 1, 45 Class Vice-
President 35 Carnival King Candi-
date 35 Homecoming Escort 3, 45
Basketball 1,2,3,45 Track 1,2,3,45
Baseball 1,2, 3, 45 Lettermans Club
I 3,45 President 3,45 F.F.A. 1,2,35
5 T ' Vice-President 3.
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"Poor harmless fly"
F.F.A. 1,2,3,45 Chorus 1, 2, 35
Band 1,2,35 Carnival 3,45 Basket-
ball 3,45 Track 35 Class Play 45
Lettermans Club 3, 4.
"I ask not for a larger garden, but
for finer seeds"
F.F.A. 1,2,3,4, Secrctary35 Presi-
dent 45 F. F. A. Fair 15International
Livestock Show 35 Grain and Dairy
Judging Teams 1, 2, 45 State Farmer5
Parliamentary Procedure Team 45
Public Speaking 45 Class Vice-
President 2, 45 Annual Staff 45 Milk
Salesman 1,2,35 Drivers Training
25 Class Play 4.
"Harp not on that string"
Baseball 1,2,3,45 Track 1,2 3,45
Basketball 1,2,3,45 Square Dance
Club 15 Lettermans Club 3,45 Sec-
retary 45 Student Council 3, 45 An-
nual Staff 45 Chorus 1,2,3,45 Boys
Quartet 3, 45 Class President 35
Class Play 3,45 Carnival 3,45 Rec-
reation Chairman 4.
"Honest, exceeding poor man"
Basketball 1,2,3,45 Baseball 1,2,
3,45 Track 1,2,3,4.
"Silence is the most perfect ex-
pression of scorn"
Drivers Training 2g F. F. A. 35 Class
"I would fain die a dry death"
Chorus 1, 3, Pep Club 3, Camera
Club 2, 3, 4, Carnival 3, Class Play
"I am slow of study"
Pep Club 4, Track 1,2, 3, 4, Basket-
ball 1, Chorus 1,2 3,4, Carnival
3,4, Square Dance Club 1, Drivers
.rifles :qi g,.,,.yf.,1V. V is
"Love me little, love me long"
Pep Club 1,2, Chorus 2, Drivers
Training 3, Library Club 3, Square
Dance Club 1, Majorette 3, Home-
coming Queen Attendant 3, Carnival
4, F. H. A. 1,2, 3.
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"G reez "
The moon is made of green cheese "
"A poor lone woman"
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Carnival 3, 4, Pep
Club 2,3,4, Square Dance Club 1,
Library Club 2, 3, 4, Class Play 4.
"His face is the worst thing about
Camera Club 2, 3, Chorus 3, Christ-
mas Play 2, Class Play 4, Boys
Quartet 3, 4.
"There is no fire without some
Square Dance Club 1, Pep Club 1,
2, F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Carnival 3, 4,
Carnival Queen Candidate 3, Cheer-
leader 3, 4, Candidate for Home-
coming Queen 4, Class Play 4.
BURL HOBSON IR.
"Having nothing, nothing can he
Camera Club 3, Drivers Training.
"Talkers are no good doers"
Square Dance Club 1, Chorus 1,2,
3, Carnival 3,4, Annual Staff 4,
Society Co-Editor 4, Class Play 4,
Class Treasurer 4, Drivers Training
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"Here is a dear and true industrious
Square Dance Club 1, Drivers Train-
ing 2, Chorus lg Student Council
3, Library Club 3, 4, Carnival 3,4,
Cafeteria 2, 3, 4, Class Play 4.
"I shall laugh myself to death"
Square Dance Club 1, F. H. A. 1, 2,
3, Chorus 2,3, Pep Club 2, Class
"l have no superfluous 1eisure"
Band 1,2,3 4, Librarian 3, Chorus
1,2,3,4, Pep Club 2,3,4, F. H. A.
2,3,4, Student Council Rep. 3,
Secretary 4, Class Secretary 1, Class
Play 3, 4, Christmas Play 2, Student
Council 3,4, Projection Club 3,4,
Carnival 3, 4, Vice-President 3,
Homecoming Attendant 3, Annual
Staff 3,4, Humor Editor 3, Co-Ed-
itor 4, Drivers Training 2.
"For stony limits can not hold love
F.H.A, 1, 2, 3, 4, Treasurer 2,
President 4, Vice-President4, Vice-
President of section 14-4, Band 1,
2,3,4, Librarian 3, Square Dance
Club 1, Homecoming Attendant 2,
Library Club 2, 3,4, Vice-President
2, Pep Club 2,3, Projection Club
3, Class Play 3, 4, Chorus 3, 4,
Student Council Representative 4,
Annual Staff 4, Co-Editor 4, Car-
nival 3,4, Class Secretary-Treas-
urer 3, Christmas Play 2, Student
"Eat no onions or garlic, for we are
to utter sweet breath"
Square Dance Club 1, Library Club
1,2, 3, 4, Secretary 2, Class Play
3, 4, Carnival 3, 4, Drivers Training
BEVERLY MC LAUGHLIN
"l'l1 tell the world"
Square Dance Club 1, Library Club
2,3,4, President 3, Graduation
Usher 3, Drivers Training 3, Car-
nival 3, 4, Class Play 3, 4.
"If they can take it, I can"
F. H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Square Dance
Club 1, Pep Club 2,3,4, Annual
Staff 4, Typist 4, Chorus 1,2, 3,
Band 3,4, Carnival 3,4, Recreation
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r tyeti ERNEST NEWBERRY JR,
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ga ' "Life is a shuttle"
1- ' if" 'fj V i Camera Club 1,2,3,4, Projection
L' u Club 1, 2, 3, 4, Annual staff, Photog-
rapher 1,2, 3,4, Student Council 4,
V Manager 4, Drivers Training 1,
' A Carnival 1,2,3,4, Basketball 1,
5 Track 1,2, Pep Club 3, Chorus 1,
2, 3, 4, Senior Class Play 4.
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"So many heads, so many wits"
Class President 2, F. F. A. 1, 2,
Secretary 2, State Convention Dcle -
gate 1, National Convention 2 ,Dairy
Judging Teams l,2, Int. Livestock
Show 1, Chori.s 1,2, 3,4, Pianist
1,2, 3, 4, Band 1, 3, Projection Club
4, Basketball Statistician 3,4, Pep
Club 3 4
WILLIAM CALVIN OSBORN
"I am in case to justle a constable"
Basketball l,2,3,4, Track 1, 2,
Lettermans Club 3,4, F. F. A. 2, 3,
4, Chorus l,2, 3, Senior Class Play
LOYD LEE RENTFRO
"Love me, love my dog"
Student Council 1,2,3,4, Vice-
President 3,4, Annual Staff 1,2,
Camera Club 1,2,3,4, Secretary
2, President 4, Projection Club 2,
Lettermens Club 3, 4, Baseball 3, 4,
Basketball 1, Carnival 3,4, Square
Dance Club 2, Pep Club 3.
"It is better to live rich, than to
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Finance Chairman
3, Historian 4, Pep Club 2,3, 4,
Square Dance Club l, Chorus 1,2,
3, Band l,2,3,4, Mendez Band 3,
Homecoming Queen Attendant 2,
Carnival 3,4, Drivers Training 2,
Annual Staff 2, 3,4, Assistant Busi-
ness Manager 2, Business Manager
3, 4, Student Council 2, 3, 4, Sec-
tetaty 3, 4, Girls' State Delegate 3,
Concession Stand 2, 3, 4.
EDWIN PIEPER, IR.
"Words pay no debts"
F. F. A. 1,2,3, Pep Club 4, Basket-
SHIRLEY MAE RINCKER
"Let the world slide"
Chorus 1, 2, 3, Carnival 1, 3, 4, Class
Play 3,4, Cafeteria 3,4, Library
Club 4, Librarian 4, Square Dance
Club 1, Pep Club 1,2, F.H.A. 1,
2, 3, Constitution Chairman 2,
Vice -President 3.
"Knows not which is which. "
F. F. A. 1, 2, Pep Club 3, 45 Basket-
ball 3,4g Square Dance Club 2g
Class Play 4, Drivers Training 2.
"Might have gone further and fared
Carnival 3, 4.
"Pete" "To most people, nothing is more
"Let's talk of braves, of worms, troublesome than the effortof think-
and of epitaphs. " JAMES RUSSELL ing. "
F. F. A. 1,2,3g Basketball lg Pep ,,Ahorse! Ahorse! My kingdom for Student Council 4, Pep Club 3,
Club 35 Square Dance Club 2, Car- a horseln Dr1ver's Training 2: F. F. A. 2, 3,
nival King Candidate 4. , 4g Carnival 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43
Letterman s Club 1, 3, 4, Chorus 1,
2, Track 1.2, 3, 4, Class Play 4,
Camival 3, 4.
Basketball 1,2g I-'.F.A. 2,3,4g
"My heart is as true as steel"
F. H. A. 2, 3, 4, Recreation Chairman
3, Public Relations Chairman 4, Pep
Club 2, 4, Square Dance Club 1,
Chorus 1, 2, Band 1,2, Annual Staff
4, Society Co -Editor 4, Carnival 4,
Class Play 3, Class Secretary 4,
Drivers Training2, Girls State Dele-
gate 3, Homecoming Queen Can-
"Then Westward ho! "
Square Dance Club 1, Band 1,2,3,
Lettermans Club 3, 4, Manager 3,4,
Class Play 3,4, F.F.A. 1,2,3,4,
Treasurer 2,3,4, Drivers Training
2, Pep Club 2, Carnival 3,4, Home-
coming Escort 3, Projection Club
"I was no gentleman born'
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Carnival 3, 4,
Lettermans Club 3, 4, F. F. A. 1, 2,
3,4, Sentinel 4, Square Dance Club
1, Class Play 4.
5 y wifi'
"The end of life cancels all bonds"
Square Dance Club 1, Chorus 1,
Pep Club 2,3,4, Carnival3, 4,Class
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"Love is blind"
Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4, F. H. A. 1, 2,
3,4, Square Dance Club 1, Beauty
Contest 1, Class Play 4, Horne-
coming Queen Attendant 1, Home-
coming Queen 4.
"l'll not budge an inch"
Square Dance Club 1, Class Treas-
urer 1, F.H. A. 1,2,3, Chorus 2-
Pep Club 2,4, Drivers Training 3,
Carnival 3, 4, Carnival Queen Can-
didate 4, Class Play 4.
J unlor Preper
My herght to Larry R. Schultz
I can t afford to wrll anythrng.
My bashfullness to Davrd Baumgarten.
My Job at the Stewardson youth center to Brll Gresler
My Job as Presrdent of the FFA to Ronald Bertz
My srlence to Ivan Brvrns,
My long harr and qurck Chevy to Dave Weber
My herght to Janet Frrese
My abrlrty to get home early to Darrell Cress.
My ab1l1ty to dnve to Mr Cottrell.
All the loose gravel rn the parkrng lot to Davrd Weber
My hot rod abrlrty to Dave Baumgarten
My ponytarl to Shary Brummerstedt.
My ab1l1ty to keep out of trouble to Darsy Mathls.
My love for machrnery to Ronrue Hash.
My morn1ng hbrary Job to Darsy Mathrs
My experrence on the farm to Mr Carruthers.
My crutches to anyone who wants them
My rnterest 1n the Lenz famrly to Arlyn Culver
My bass drum to Peggy Schultz
Bach, Chopin, Mendelsohn, and company to Ruth Onken, and
set of frnger narls that won t chew to Bonnre Ellrott
Taklng year book prctures to Larry Enslgn.
My prnk and black Jacket to Mr Cottrell 1n place of hrs
My wrsecracks to Jesse Shumard
My car to Dale Koontz
My endless work 1n the offrce to anyone who wants it
My Red Man to John T Mrddlesworth
My abrhty to teach grrls P E class to Ruth Onken
Some of my no blush p11ls to Judy Doehrrng so her face doesn t
turn red when she 1S teased
My hot rod to anyone who rs dumb enough to want lt
My abrlrty to lose my books to Mr Cottrell.
My wrllrngness to argue to Mr Cottrell.
My goatees to Dwrght Stememan
My ponytarl to Phyllrs Kull,
My four years of cheerleadmg to Carol Bales.
My abrhty to w1se off rn Agrrculture class and get by wrth rt
to Tom Vonderherde
My abrhty to control the Semor mob to Janet Fnese
My smokes to hm Maxedon.
My short han to Darsy Nrchols.
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Slnce I was hlred as Mr Informatlon Please by nove11st PHYLLIS STAEHLI for her new
book THE S.S CLASS OF 58 AFTER THIRTY YEARS It was my job to locate all my former
classma es and f1nd out what they were doxng
After speedy preparanons I hopped 1nto my 11ttle spaceslup a Newberry Spec1al deslgned
by that wxzard of all wtzards ERNEST NEWBERRY and got ready to take off Unluckxly the
spaceport operator Purty face PETE SCHULTL launched me 1n the wrong d1rect1on and out near
Stewardson Hetghts I crashed head on 1nto a hunk of gray that turned out to be one of sculptor
DARRELL ROLEY S classlc statues The Modern Venus a representatlon of IMOGENE REEL
the shapely Z1egf1eld Folhes Chorus G1rl After a successful launchmg and a few weeks 1nter
planetary Jaunt I am now ready to gtve my planet by planet report
JUNIOR HOBSONJ IS the leadmg Parls fash1on deslgner HIS models MARILYN HELTON
HELEN DEBOLT, and JIM BALES foopl H15 s11p IS showtng lj representthelong short and
w1de of II 1n fashlon.
BILL OSBORN S harem wasn t allowed 1n the U S so he l1ves 1n Arab1a now
NEDRA KRUMREICH IS the w1fe of a herotc state trooper
The Pres1dent of the Amerlcan Farm Bureau, PATSY KESSLER IS strugglmg to get
PAUL ALWARDT nommated as the Farm Bureau s candldate for Pres1dent of the Untted States
A battle 1S ravtng III the U.S Supreme Court. GORDON GEISLER and JIM CLAIRESS
are f10ht1ng II out over a patent for the revolutlonary tdea of teacherless schools
JUNIOR PIEPER IS bullf1ght1ng ID Spam The conquered bulls go to WAYNE RINCKERS
bullburger factory 1n Ktngman
MARDEL KELLER IS Pres1dent of the MLHA QMSFCUFIBH Lonely Hearts Assoc1at1o11.J
She 1nv1ted me to the annual conventlon. How surprlsed I was to f1nd BEVERLY MC LAUGHLIN
there wtth her bodyguard NAYTELLA NICHOLS Beverly IS a pr1vate detecttve She sa1d that
ll was alnaztnv the amount of undercover lnformatlon she could f1nd at a lonely hearts conven
JIM WARREN and JIM RUSSELL have forclbly taken over here They ve establtshed
the second AITISTICHII Old West over the whole planet Wllh Indlans and w1ld anunals to make II
complete In a frlendly Ind1an v1llage I was horr1f1ed to f1nd two COWQIFIS who sa1d they were
once MELBA HEIDEN and BEVERLY UNDERWOOD They were struggllng w1th the da1ly wash.
HELEN KESSLER IS convertlng heathen hordes tn Neptuman jungles to Chr1st1an1ty
DONALD BEIT7 has developed a new breed of cattle the Guernstems whlch are able to
l1ve on any planet HIS mller 1n chtef IS BARBARA KAUFMAN
Richard Slifer is Paul's general manager.
MARY VONDFRHEIDE IS the leader ofthe Martlan underworld Klthough GENEV X Xw ILLI XMS
poses as a falthful follower she s really a spy 1n d1sgu1se
LEON VONDERHEIDE 15 ra1s1ng l1tt1e Vonderhe1des on Juplter so there w111 be enough
room for them all
MEANWHILE BACK ON EARTH
GEHRIG ENGEL runs a perfume shop ln Strasburg wh11e DWIGHT CAMPBELL plays
professlonal Dlflg pong
The former New York Yankees are known today as the Stewardson Strasburg Yankees
TED ANDERSON thelr manager has led them to sucteen strarght world champ1onsh1ps 'I'he1r
LOYD RENTFRO has long slnce decayed 1n h1s grave It seems that It 1sn t healthy as one
mlght suppose to chew tobacco
F RIEDA DURBIN IS IH Reno wartmg to add another to her long l1st of d1vorces
After long years of man chasmg SHIRLEY RINCKER has flnally marrted Str CCCL1 Cess
Pool QWe Cesspools are deep there IS a certam a1r about us J and now lwes at 10 Downmg Street
I faded to locate MISS MCCLORY our old class sponsor but I heard that she was 1U Germany
engmeermg the Volkswagen work over there
Mr CARRUTHERS our other sponsor owns a rendermg company near Herborn.
My report completed I thmk I ll slgn my name and b1d you ad1eu
Str JAMES MANHART, Ph D
big slugger GARY BAUMGARTEN is already in the Hall of Fame.
Paul Alwardt Searchrn
Ted Anderson My One and Only Love
Ilm Bales Honeycomb
Gary Baumgarten Moonlrght Gambler
Donald Bertz How You Gonna Keep Em Down on the Farm
Dwrght Campbell Gold Mrne rn the Sky
Jrm Clarress I Walk the L1ne
Helen Debolt Sweet Mama Tree Top Tall
Fneda Durbrn Love and Marrrage
Gehrrg Engel Rocket
Gordon Gersler Blue Gurtar
Lauren G1ll Black Slacks
Melba Helden Gorng Steady
Marrlyn Helton Fascrnauon
Iunror Hobson Slowpoke
Barbara Kaufman Ave Marla
Mardel Keller Sayonara
Helen Kessler Daddy s Lrttle Grrl
Patsy Kessler I m So Pretty
Nedra KI'l1l'1'I1'61Ch Teenage Romance
James Manhart The Old Plano Roll Blues
Ernest Newberry You Ought to Be 1n Prctures
Naytella Nrchols My Boy Flat Top
B111 Osborn Teenage Rebel
Edwrn Perper Why Don't They Understand
Imogene Reel Chances Are
Lee Rentfro Wake Up Lrttle Susre
Shrrley Rlncker I m Avarlable
Wayne Rrncker Lrttle Tom Ttnker
Darrell Roley Tell Us Where The Good Trmes Are
Jrm Russell Boots and Saddle
Dean Schultz Frve Foot Two
Rlchard Shfer Open the Door Rlchard
Phylhs Staehlr Wattmg Just For You
Beverly Underwood Love Letters rn the Sand
Leon Vonderherde There ll Be No Backrng Out
Mary Vonderherde I rn Walkrng
Jrm Warren Rock and Roll Musrc
Geneva Wrllrams The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us
Mrss McClory Wonderful Wonderful
Mr Carruthers Old MacDonald Had A Farm
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Beverly McLaughlin: Bubbles in the Wine
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Sputnlk, Mutnlk and the flyrng saucers
Our VICIOIY over St Anthony rn the Baseball Conference
No dry towels after fourth perrod P E
The 3 40 drag strrp bell.
That certam stop hght gun.
Brady and hrs httle green wagon.
Tarnrshed class rrngs
The moat when lt rams
Rock and roll musrc at noon.
Doc Elam s bus dr1v1ng,.
All the stories we hear rn bookkecprng
Rules and regulatrons of the sexenth perrod study hall.
Bulky sweaters and sklmpy sktrts.
Mr Carruthers Pepsodent smlle
Gordre Gersler s trrps to the offrce
JUDIOI Senlor Banquet
The afternoon mrlk break by the water fountam
Bueaklng s box sults
The long wrnded Problems Cou.se class,
SENIOR PROOFS' ' ' '
Bardy s camera boy
Full, full petucoats.
Srxteen dlfferent trmes on srxteen dlfferent clocks
The tw1n crty morgue QS S HIGH J
Do you get the po1nt9 and You see?
HOMECOMING GAME! ' ' ' I ' ' "
T V stars.
Senlor play practrce
The steady couples
James Manhart and hrs
All the forward boys
Elv1s and Pat
All school parues
SENIOR PLAY' ' '
The last day of school,
The last fag before the bell
Those Semor grrls gab sessrons
The IIOI squad QFOURTH PERIOD
SENIIOR YEAR' ' '
GRADUATION' ' l 'I' " I'
STUDY HALL' 'Q
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Those certain brown striped skirts.
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MOST ATHLETIC BEST LOOKING
Ted Anderson Frreda Durbrn Geneva Wrllrams hm Clarress
Loyd Rentfro Helen Kessler
MOST COOPERATIVE MOST STUDIOUS
Irm Bales, Imogene Reel James Manhart, Patsy Kessler
BEST DANCERS CLASS TEASES
Bev Underwood Gary Baumgarten B111 OSbOrH Bev MCLaugh11H
TALLE ST AND SHORTEST
MOST INDIVIDUAL QUIETEST
Helen Debolt Gordon Gersler Dwrghr Campbell Barbara Kaufman
Paul Alwardt, Marilyn Helton
FIRST ROW, Left to Right: Beverly McLaughlin, Helen Kessler, Ernest Newberry, Calvin Osborn.
SECOND ROW: Garry Baumgarten, Marilyn Helton, Naytella Nichols, Patsy Kessler, Shirley Rincker,
Mardel Keller, Mary Vonderheide, Geneva Williams, Beverly Underwood, Melba Heiden, Helen Debolt,
Jim Clairess, Gordon Geisler, Wayne Rincker. THIRD ROW: Barbara Kaufman, James Manhart, Donald
Beitz, Junior Hobson, Paul Alwardt, Dwight Campbell, Jim Russell, J im Warren, Edwin Pieper, Jim Bales,
"ANNIE GET YOUR GUN"
Charlie Davenport, a smooth, fast-talking young man.
Mac, a good-natured, easy going, dependable fellow
Foster Wilson, a highly excitable, roly-poly man . . .
Dolly Tate, voluble of tongue and bossy in manner . . .
Winnie Tate, Dolly's meek and docile daughter . . .
Tommy, desperately in love with Winnie . . . . .
Frank Butler, tall, completely handsome ....
Mary, pretty, young and shy .... . . . . .
Jane, also pretty. young and Shy . . ....... . . .
Annie Oakley, a ragged girl, natural and lovable . .
Little Jake, Annie's ragged little brother . . .
Minnie, Annie's little sister ............
Jessie, another sister of Annie .............
Buffalo Bill, a big man, kindly and courteous . . .
Pawnee Bill, A hearty-voiced, slick showman . . .
Sitting Bull, impassive of face and short in speech. . .
Mrs. Schuyler Adams, small, birdlike, and fluttery .
Mrs. Sylvia Porter, a buxom and coy woman . . .
George, a handyman, and Chinese coolie . . .
Boy, a mandolin-strumming young man . . .
First Girl, a good-looking young girl . . . . . . .
Second Girl, another good-looking young girl . .
Mrs. Yellow Foot, an Indian Squaw . . .. . . .
. . . Marilyn Helton
Little Girl, a serious-faced, unsmiling girl of ten . .
. . . . . Ernest Newberry
. . . James Manhart
. . . Helen Kessler
. . . Helen Debolt
. . . Junior Hobson
. Barbara Kaufman
. . . . . . . Melba Heiden
, , , Wayne Rincker
. . Naytella Nichols
. . . . . James Warren
. , , Bill Osborn
. . Jim Clairess
. . . Patsy Kessler
. . Shirley Rincker
. . . . Paul Alwardt
. . . Gordon Geisler
. Mary Vonderheide
. . Geneva Williams
. . Mardel Keller
Members of the class not listed in the above cast were extras Clndians, cowboys,
squaws, society ladiesj and helped with the staging, make-up, costumes and general
production of the play.
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Tun Eddle Charles Ivan
Anderson Bales BIVIHS BIVIHS
John Lo1s Glona Marge Arlyn
Boyer Brown Buesklng Bueskmg Culver
Lawrence Roger 1m
Dav1s Doty G1es1er
Junlor Ronrue Bo Joyce
Grove Hash Keller Kessler
Dale Harold Dalsy Reta Jean
Lenz Koontz Maycroft Mathrs Mrchaels
Larry Gene Mary Sandra
Pamter Patterson Roberts Ruwe
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"NO BOYS ALLOWED"
Rita Baxter. . . . Giving a slumber party
Jane Baxter . . . Rita's younger sister
Victrola . . . The Baxter's Negro cook
Fred Dana . . . . In bad with Rita. .
Leroy Doyle . .
Nada Owens . .
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. . . Rita's best friend .
. . . . Rita's rival. . .
. . A boy hater . .
Patsy Farrel . . . . Who loves to eat .
O'Brien . . .
Mrs. Dana. .
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. . Kay Davis
. Sandra Ruwe
. Arlyn Culver
. David Weber
. . John Boyer
. . Lois Brown
Rita Baxter is having a slumber party while her parents are visiting out of town. She
has just had a fight with her boyfriend, Fred--after seeing him kiss a blonde at the airport
fhis cousinj. Unknown to the girls, Mr. Midnight, a prowler, has entered the house. Victrola,
the colored cook, fearing the slumber party will cause her too much work tries to resign,
but is persuaded by Rita to stay. Rita's friends arrive and find Fred and Leroy there. The
two intruders are quickly thrown out. Rita summons Keith and Harvey to come over and guard
the entrances so the boys won't return to break up the party. Keith makes Rita promise to
go to the school dance with him. O'Brien, the local policeman, arrives to warn the girls of
a prowler, but is thrown out because the girls think he is an imposter. After an evening of
confusion, the prowler is captured and the quarrel is forgotten when Rita promises to go
to the school dance with F red.
J1m Anderson Trade Mark
Eddre Bales Ask Me No Questrons
Charles B1V1l'1S Wouldn t It Be Fun
Ivan B1v1ns I Don't Blame You
John Boyer I ve Told Mama Good bye
LOIS Brown I m Just W1ld About Harry
Glorra Bueskrng. Walkmg My Baby Back Home
Marjone Bueskmg Hopped Up Model A
Arlyn Culver I Never See Maggre Alone
Kay Davrs Fascrnatron
Lawrence Dav1s L1fe Gets Tedrous
Roger Doty Never Trust A Woman
James Gtesler Glve Me Frve Mlnutes More
Junror Grove Foolrsh Questtons
Ronnre Hash Drana
Bob Keller Give Me A Llttle K1ss W1ll You, Huh'7'7'?
Joyce Kessler I m Bashful
Dale Koontz Drm D1m The Lrghts
Margaret Lenz My One and Only
Harold Maycroft Well If You Don t Know
Reta Jean Mrchaels Jamey Boy, Jamey Boy
Larry Pamter Zrng Went the Strlngs of My Heart
Gene Patterson A Huntlng We Wrll Go
Mary Margaret Roberts All Shook Up
Sandra Ruwe Be Bob Baby
Kathryn Schmrtt Feudrng, Fussmg and F1ght1ng
Ruth Spannagel Honeycomb
Dwrgrt Sternemnan Jealous Heart
Rlchard Stremnung Jealous Lover
Janet Syfert Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
Darrell Tabbert I Can Get Along Wrthout You Now
Sandra Thomas W111 You W1ll1am"
Donald Wallace Who'?'P'7 Me'P'P'7
Cathern Walls A1n t Mlsbehavmg
Davrd Weber Smoke Smoke, Smoke That Crgarette
Wanda Webner Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Mormng
VIVIHD Wlttenberg I m Lrttle But I m Loud
Loretta Zalman KISSCS Sweeter Than Wlne
George Wrlhams He 's Movmg On
Mlss Anderson Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Mr Cottrell Well D1d You Ever
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Benny Joyce Duane Dean Keuh
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Gmny Howard Phylhs Comme Tom
Klepzlg Koontz Kull Ladmg Lowry
Jerry Fred Ienme Lou Wayne
Lugar Manhart McCorm1ck Mingus
Davrd Dalsy Lloyd Vlfgll I-HYFY
Moran Nrchols Newberry Prosser 5ChL11IZ
Peggy Jesse B1 Darlene
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Joyce Mary 51131-on V1rg1n1a Iyvonne
Reynolds Rlncker Rlncker Tarrant Thompson
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Jeanette Alwardt My Love
Karen Arthur I ll Get By
Kenton Augenstern Hoot Owl Boogle
Arlene Bauer My Boy Flattop
Darlene Bertz Happy Wanderer
Karen Boldt Blue Skrrt Waltz
Shary Brummerstedt Treat Me Nrce
Imogene Culver Jersey Bounce
Sharon Culver Wake Up Lrttle Susre
Bonnre Ellrott Fascrnatron
Dale Evertt Wonderful Guy
Sarah Falk Black Slacks
Janet Frrese I m Lrttle But I m Loud
L1ll1e Grllespy The Grrl Wrth The Golde Brards
Mary Gtllespy Tammy
Benny Gordon Old Farthful
Joyce Haverstock Sophrstrcated Lady
Duane Kearney A Man On Ftre
Dean Kessler Flyrng Saucer No 1
Ketth Kessler Flyrng Saucer No 2
Grnny Klepzrg Davy Crockett
Phyllrs Kull Oh Johnny'
Connre Ladrng Brlly Boy
Tom Lawry Whole Lot of Shakrng Gorn On
Douglas Lueck Peggy Sue
Jerry Lugar Cxgarettes and Whrskey
Fred Manhart Them There Eyes
Jennre Lou McCornuck Lovrng You
Wayne Mrngus Turtle Song
Davrd Moran Love Me Tender
Darsy Nrchols Sweet Old Fashroned G1rl
Lloyd Newberry Rockrn and Reelrn
Vrrgrl Prossor Shotgun Boogre
Larry Schultz Don t Get Around Much Anymore
Peggy Schultz My One And Only Love
Jesse Shumard Smoke Smoke That Crgarette
Darlene Reed Just A Srttrn In the Balcony
B111 Swank Show Me The Way Home
Joyce Reynolds Mama Look A Boo Boo
Mary Rlncker That s When Your Heartaches Begrn
Sharon Rtncker Hula Love
V1rg1n1a Tarrant Chances Are
Ivyvonne Thompson Be Bop Baby
Mr Harrrson Cham Gang
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Anderggn Baurngarten Bertz B1v1ns Boldt
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Carol B1v1ns The Grrl Wrth the Golden Brards
Ronnre Boldt Play Thrng
Sue Boyer Wake Up Lrttle Susre
Dor1s Brown Lrttle Brown Jug
Bob Brown Iarlhouse Rock
Darrell Cress Chances Are
Dean Debolt Woody Woodpecker Song
Iudy Doehrrng Long Tall Sally
Davld Durbm Move It On Over
Larry Ensrgn You Ought to Be rn Prctures
Bob Fletcher Oh How I Hate to Get Up rn the Mornrng
B111 Gresler Flat Top
Marla Grove A Sweet Old Fashroned Grrl
Donald Huffmaster Go Cat Go
Kenneth Kessler Susre Q
Lester Lear Danrel Boone
Ruth Onken Don t Fence Me In
Marrlyn Patterson I m Avarlable
Belva Perfer Hound Dog
Paulette Rauch Rock A Brlly
Roger Reel Rocklng and A Reehng
Leonard Rentfro Ape Call
Frank Rlncker A Lot of Lovmg
Nancy Robmson Honeycomb
Herb Russell Tammy
Larry R. Schultz Frve Foot Two
Larry Shumard Beer Barrel Polka
Max Sltfer There s A Dream rn My Heart
Donna Spannagel Aprrl Love
Dtane Sterllng Drana
Walter Strne I m Forever Blowlng Bubbles
Judy Tarrant Don t Make Me Cry
Barbara Thomas Keep Me In Mrnd
Mary Thompson To Each Hrs Own
Glorra Vogel Be Bop Baby
Gayle Von Berhen Lrttle Brtty Pretty One
Tom Vonderherde I m Lrttle But I m Loud
Carole Wallace Treat Me Nrce
Wayne Walden Sonny Boy
George Waters Old Shep
Karl Zalman Black Slacks
Mrs Kessler There Is Nothrng Lrke A Dame
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HOMECOMING QUEEN -- BEVERLY UNDERWOOD
QUEEN AND ESCORT
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1957 Queen ,
Larry Painter Cathern Walls
Loretta Zalman Ricnard Strernming
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Kenton Augenstein Peggy Schultz
Darlene Reed Jerry Lugar
BACK ROW, Left to Right: Jim Gieslerg Tom Lowry, Kenton Augenstineg Richard Stremming, Jim Bales,
Jim Clairess, Ronnie Hash, Jim Warren, Gary Baumgarten, Larry Painter, Jerry Lugar, Bill Swank,
Jim Anderson. FROWN ROW: Linda Anderson, Darlene Reed, Cathern Walls, Melba Heiden, Queen
Beverly Underwood, Phyllis Staehli, Loretta Zalman, Peggy Schultz, Paulette Rauch.
On November 27, 1957, the Stewardson - Strasburg Comets defeated the Windsor Blue
Devils 67 to 58.
The Windsor ball players and cheerleaders were invited for a lunch after the ballgame.
To highlight the annual Homecoming Game, the Homecoming Queen was crowned after
The Queen's throne, decorated with an arch, was placed in the center of the gymfloor.
School colors of green and white carried out the theme.
All the attendants walked across the stage with their escorts. The attendants walked down
a platform to form a line to the Queen's throne.
Master of Ceremonies, Ronnie Hash, introduced the attendants and their escorts to the
audience as follows:
Freshman attendants were Belva Piefer and Paulette Rauch. Belva wore a formal of pink,
and Paulette wore a pink formal. Their escorts were David Baumgarten and Bill Swank.
Sophomore attendants were Peggy Schultz, wearing a rose colored chiffon formal, with
Jerry Lugar as her escortg Darlene Reed, wearing a blue formal with Kenton Augenstine as
Junior attendants were Loretta Zalman dressed in a pink formal of lace, and Cathern
Walls dressed in a blue formal of ruffles and lace. Loretta's escort was Larry Painter, and
Cathern's escort was Richard Stremming.
Senior attendants were Melba Heiden, wearing a lavendar lace formal, with Jim Bales
as her escort, Phyllis Staehli, wearing a tourquoise ruffled formal, with Gary Baumgarten as
Miss Beverly Underwood, the 1957 Homecoming Queen, walked across the stage to take
her place on the throne. She wore a light blue lace formal. As her escort, Beverly chose Jim
Miss Alberta Walls, the retiring queen presented Beverly with a crown and a bouquet of
A dance followed the coronation.
LEFT TO RIGHT: Vivian Wittenberg, Geneva Williams, Belva Peifer, Jana Lynn Huffmasterg Queen
Sharon Culver, King, Bill Swankg Mike Reynolds, David Baumgarten, Dean Schultz, .Tim Anderson. Stand
ing Behind the Royal Couple: Jim Bales, Ted Anderson.
The Annual Fall Carnival sponsored by the Letterman's Club was held in October 1957.
A variety of concessions were available during the evening and free entertainment was enjoyed
by all. Jim Bales was the Master of Ceremonies. The highlight of the evening was the coronation
of the King and Queen, The candidates were elected by each class. James Manhart played the
the accompaniment on the piano as the candidates took their places beside the throne. Vivian
Wittenberg and Jim Anderson, the Junior candidates, were the first to appear. Geneva Williams
and Dean Schultz, the Senior candidates, came next. They were followed by the Freshman candi-
dates, Belva Peifer and Dave Baumgarten. The crownbearers, Jana Lynn Huffmaster and Mike
Reynolds took their places. The King and Queen were approaching the throne. The Sophomores,
Sharon Culver and Bill Swank took their places on the throne and were crowned Queen and King
by Jim Bales and Ted Anderson, The President and Vice-President of the Letterman's Club.
The King and Queen each received a gift. Each Queen candidate was presented with a corsage
of white carnations and the King candidates received a boutonniere.
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CARNIVAL KING AND QUEEN
Bill Swank and Sharon Culver
Dean and Geneva
David and Belva
SEATED, Left to Right: Ronnie Hash, Publicity Manager, Lee Rentfro, Vice-President, Imogene Reel,
Secretary - Treasurer, Bill Swank, Kay Davis. STANDING: Belva Piefer, Ginny Klepzigg Patsy Kessler
Ernie Newberry, Helen Kessler, Richard Slifer, James Manhart, Wanda Webner, H
erb Russell, Mr. Brady,
The Student Council movement in our secondary schools is growing rapidly, not only in
number of school organizations but also in its effectiveness in shaping the life and program of
the school. Student Council activities provide many opportunities for all students to co-operate
with student leaders and school officials to make 'school citizenship more meaningful and repre-
sentative of post life.
Our Student Council sponsors such activities as the Homecoming, the Christmas party,
and the concession stand at the ballgames. There are sixteen members representing the clubs
and classes of the schooL The freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes are represented,
and the clubs are the Camera Club, Library Club, Future Homemakers of America, Future Farm-
ers of America, Athletic Department, Band, Chorus and Projection Club.
SEATED, Left to Right: Reta Jean Michaels, Treasurer, Helen Kessler, Secretary, Vivian Wittenbery,
President, Patsy Kessler, Vice-President, Bonnie Elliott, Parliamentarian, Mrs. Buesking, Advisor.
FIRST ROW: Janet F riese, Membership, Ruth Spannagel, Constitution, Miogene Reel, Historian, Phyllis
Staehli, Public Relations, Sandra Ruwe, Recreation, Peggy Schultz, Finance, Ginny Klepzig, Student Coun-
cil, Phyllis Kull, Degrees. SECOND ROW: Karen Boldt, Nedra Krumreich, Beverly Underwood, Linda
Anderson, Belva Peifer, Donna Spannagel, Carol Wallace, Joyce Haverstock, Sue Boyer. THLRD ROW,
Arlene Bauer, Darlene Beitz, Joyce Reynolds, Sharon Culver, Sarah Falk, Phyllis Rincker, Sharon Rincker,
Ruth Onken, Barbara Thomas. FOURTH ROW, Joyce Kessler, Shary Brummerstedt, Lois Brown, Loretta
Zalman, Melba Heiden, Marge Buesking, Margaret Lenz, Kathern Schmitt, Cathern Walls, Sandra Thomas.
FIFTH ROW: Wanda Webner, Paulette Rauch, Mary Roberts, Judy Doehring, Jeanette Alwardt, Diane
Sterling, Connie Lading.
The Stewardson - Strasburg Future Homemakers of America, under the direction of Mrs.
Bernice Buesking, were rather busy throughout the year. Our activities consisted of initiation
of new members in September, having five girls each month to take care of the children at the
P.T.A, Meetings, sending a Christmas box to someone overseas and having our own Christmas
exchange pary in December, a Daddy - Date Night in March, and our last big event of the year -
our annual Mother - Daughter Banquet in May. In October, the members along with other girls
from the home economics classes presented a program on television.
In order to make money we made cookbooks, had a bake sale, hobo day, made Christmas
corsages, and sponsored a hat and coat check at ballgames.
Our chapter consisted of forty-eight members, three chapter mothers and two chapter
ROW ONE, Seated: Arlyn Culver, Reporter, Leon Vonderheide, Sentinel, Paul Alwardt, Vice-President,
Donald Beitz, President: Darrell Roley, Secretary: .Tim Warren, Treasurer, Mr. Carruthers, Advisor.
SECOND ROW, Left to Right: Dwight Steineman, Calvin Osborn, Richard Stremming, Dale Koontz,
Max Slifer, Roger Reel. THIRD ROW: David Durbin, David Baumgarten, Tommy Vonderheide, Wayne
Walden, Gene Steineman, Larry Ensign, Virgil Prosser, Frank Rincker, Kenton Augenstein, Ronnie Boldt.
FOURTH ROW: Larry Shumard, Karl Zalman, Ronald Beitz, Donald Huffmaster, Richard Slifer, George
Waters, Howard Koontz, Wayne Mingus, Keith Kessler, Dean Kessler, Dale Everett.
The Stewardson - Strasburg Future Farmers ot America Chapter is made up of boys enrolled
in agriculture. It is not a compulsory organization, but it is strongly advised that every agri-
culture student join the F FA. This organization has its own officers and committees who are
responsible for the social and community service activities which it undertakes. Some of these
activities are the Safety Corn Harvest Program, Parties with FHA, FFA Contests, chapter awards,
and fund raising activities. The agriculture teacher serves only as an advisor to the group.
The FFA degrees are obtained by the progress each boy shows in his own supervised Farming
Program. The FFA sponsors fat stock, dairy, poultry, and grain judging contests, parliamen-
tary procedure and public speaking contests, as well as individual awards for farming activi-
ties. Our motto is:
Learning to do
Doing to learn
Earning to live
Living to serve.
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SEATED: Mrs. Kessler, Wanda Webner, Student Council, Kathryn Schmitt, Secretary, Barbara Kaufman,
President, Gloria Buesking, Vice-President, Marge Buesking, Kay Davis, Daisy Mathis.
STANDING: Darlene Reedg Naytella Nichols, Joyce Kessler, Ruth OnkengCaro1e Wallace, Sandra Thomas
Lois Brown, Shirley Rincker, Patsy Kessler, Beverly McLaughlin, Mary Roberts, Helen Debolt.
The purpose of this organization is to help the students use the library to help them with
We have two student librarians for each study period. We the members of this club are
always happy to help students find any information they need.
We meet every fifteenth day of each month to discuss situations which may be improved.
Each Christmas we have a party and the members exchange gifts.
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FRONT ROW: Bobby Brown, James Manhart, Student Councilg Fred Manhart, Vice-Presidentg Herb
Russell. STANDING BEHIND: Dean Debolt, George Waters, ,Tim Geisler, Jim Warren, Dean Kessler
The Projection Club was organized under the authorization of Mr. Brady and Ernie Newbery.
The members were chosen by the faculty so there would be a projectionist in each class. The
Club held several sessions during the noon hour. These sessions were held to inform the members
of the group about the operation and maintenance of a Bell-Howell motion picture projector.
After approximately five sessions each member was given a test on the material covered, a
certificate and membership card was given to each who passed the test. The certificate states
that the holder is an official qualified Bell-Howell projectionists. These students project all
films shown in the classrooms and during assembly.
SEATED, Left to Right: Ernest Newberry, Student Councilg Kenton Augenstein, Secretary - Treasurer
Jerry Lugar, Vice-Presidentg Miss McClory, Advisor, Loyd Rentfro, President: .T im Clairess, Bill Swank.
STANDING: Larry R. Schultz, David Durbin, Ronnie Boldt, lrnogene Culver, Jennie Lou McCormick,
Larry Shumard, David Baumgarten, Rick Patterson, Larry Ensign, Max Slifer.
These are seventeen members in the Camera Club. Three are seniors, five are sophomores,
and eight are freshmen.
The Camera Club is operated as a self-supporting co-operative for the purpose of teaching
the members something about photography. Club members use the school darkroom and have
an opportunity to learn how to take pictures, develop film, make snapshots and enlargements
and tint pictures. Some of the members have equipment of their own and have darkrooms in
their own homes.
In addition to making their own pictures, work is done for non-Club members. All the
yearbook group pictures this year were taken and made by Ernie Newberry and snapshots for
the yearbook were taken by Jerry Lugar, Larry Ensign, and Rick Patterson.
ROW ONE, Left to Right: Mr. Middlesworth, Advisor, Calvin Osborn, Gary Baumgarten, Secretaryg Jim
Bales, President, Ted Anderson, Vice-President, Leon Vonderheide, Mr. Maxedon, Advisor. ROW TWO:
Larry Schultz, Tom Lowery, David Moran, Paul Alwardt, Jim Giesler, .Tim Warren, Jim Russell, Arlyn
Culver. ROW THREE: Bill Swank, Jim Anderson, Lauren Gill, Doug Lueck, Jerry Lugar, Ronnie I-lash,
Loyd Rentfro, Ed Bales.
The Letterman's Club was organized in the fall of 1956 under the sponsorship of Mr. Mid-
dlesworth. The purpose of the club was to give all lettermen an organization to work for the better-
ment of the Athletic Department and the school as a whole. The club sponsored the carnival in
1956 and 1957. The proceeds from this went to the Athletic Department. In the Spring the club
takes subscriptions for the magazines. The proceeds from which are used to purchase equip-
ment for the Athletic Department that they otherwise would not get. Just such an item was the
pitching machine which is used to give the baseball players a better batting eye.
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ROW ONE, Left to Right: Majorettes -- Ginny Klepzig, Kathryn Schmitt, Sandra Ruwe, Marjorie Buesking.
ROW TWO: Band -- Patsy Kessler, Cornetg Loretta Zalman, Cornet, Phyllis Kull, Alto Saxophone, Ronnie
Boldt, Cornetp Linda Anderson, Clarinet, Larry Ensign, ClarinetgJoyce Haverstock, F lute, Imogene Culver,
Clarinetg Nedra Krumreich, Bass Drum. THIRD ROW: Roger Doty, Baritone, Dwight Steineman, Clari-
netg Jim Anderson, Trombone, Bill Swank, Tromboneg Paulette Rauch, Clarinet, Diane Sterling, Cornet,
Larry Shumard, Tuba, Sarah Falk, Melophoneg Arlene Bauer, Tenor Saxophone, Mr. Johnson. FOURTH
ROW: Ted Anderson, Trombone, Ronnie Hash, Tromboneg Fred Manhart, Tromboneg Jeanette Alwardt,
Melophone, Tom Lowery, Snare Drumg Jennie Lou McCormick, Clarinet, Wanda Webner, Clarinetg Helen
This year the band is under the new direction of Mr. Johnson, formerly from Johnson
City, Illinois. The band consists of twenty-six members. It marched at the Halloween celebra-
tions at Stewardson and Strasburg, and played for most of the home basketball games.
LEFT TO RIGHT:
ROW ONE, Left to Right: Vivian Wittenberg, Beverly Underwood, Ginny K1epzig,Melba Heiden, Margaret
Lenz, Linda Anderson, Shary Brummerstedt, Ruth Spannagel. ROW TWO: Mr. Middlesworth, Advisor,
Sandra Ruweg Wayne Rincker, Tommy Vonderheide, Karl Zalman, Ronald Beitz, Nedra Krumreich, Gloria
Buesking, Janet F riese, Ruth Onken, Imogene Culver, Kay Davis, Joyce Kessler, Sue Boyer, Marge Bues-
king. ROW THREE: Kenny Kessler, Donna Spannagel, Lois Brown, Geneva Williams, Bonnie Elliott,
Sarah Falk, Belva Peifer, Sharon Culver, Arlene Bauer, Phyllis Kull, Sandra Thomas, Keith Kessler.
ROW FOUR: Imogene Reel, Phyllis Staehli, Reta Michaels, Helen Kessler, Mary Vonderheide, Jeanette
Alwardt, Jennie McCormick, Helen Debolt, Mary Roberts. ROW FIVE: Lauren Gill, David Weber, Dean
Kessler, Diane Sterling, Paulette Rauch, Peggy Schultz, Connie Lading, James Manhart, Loretta Zal-
man, Wanda Webner.
This year's "pep squad" consisted of 52 people. Each person was admitted to all home
games free, provided they abide by the rules below:
l. Every home game must be attended with no absences except sickness excused.
2. Must sit in the designated section for the pep squad and yell.
3. Everyone must wear green to every home game.
Graduating exercises on May 29, 1958, will mark the end of Ernie's school days at S-S High. For
the past three years, including this, Ernie has taken all the pictures for the yearbook. He will be missed
ya mast as 1956 57
A Hawuan Theme decorated the gymnaslum w1th red streamers sparkled w1th
gold stars The red streamers formed false Celllflg and walls
The stage represented a Shlp on wh1ch the arrlvmg guests came on. Guests walked
down the gang plank out 1nto the xsland. Each guest upon arrlvmg rece1ved the trad1
t1onal Hawuan he Hawuan mus1c played ln the background as the guest toured the 1sland
Palm trees and flowers decorated the lsland which had a straw hut Ln one corner
Thls was used as a lovers retreat. Ga1ly colored flowers were placed around the hut.
ODDOSIIC the lovers retreat the band was seated. At the far corner of the gymnasmm
red streamers separated the lounge from the rest of the 1sland Lounge chalrs were
placed on art1f1c1al grass
toast of welcome Cl-Iawuan Koma Mail was QIVCH by Gary Baumgarten Presldent of the
,Tumor Class The Seruor response of thanks CAloha But not Good byj was g1ven by
Robert Neal, Pres1dent of the Senlor Class Take offs and Jokes fW1nd and Hurrlcaneb
were presented by the toastmaster Earnest Newberry
The menu was as follows
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fl-Iam or flshj CSweet potatoesj
L111kO1 and Papa Taor Cake
fFl'l11I saladj fl-lot rollsj
After the feast was served tables were pushed aslde and the band played mus1c
for the dance Dancmg contmued unt1l eleven o clock. Thus ended the beautlful evemng
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BOTTOM ROW, Left to Right: Bill Everett, Beverly Lading, June Baumgarten, Carolyn Culver, Dorothy
Heiden, Carol Cushman, Maxine Beals. MIDDLE ROW: Russell Slifer, Leslie Bauer, Floyd Davis, Ted
Dove, Bob Neal, Nancy Boyer, Janet Bly, Sandra Ballinger. TOP ROW: Curtis Von Behren, Gary Strohl,
Melvin Lenz, Ronald F riese, Fred Haverstock, Alberta Walls.
The seventh annual commencement of the Stewardson - Strasburg High School was held
in the gymnasium at 8:00 P.M. on May 29, 1957 at which time 22 seniors received their
diplomas. The address was given by Dr. Quiency Dounda, President of Eastern Illinois
University. The awards were presented by Mr. Lloyd Elam, Principal of thehigh school, to
the following students: Valedictorian, Ronald Frieseg Salutatorian, Leslie Bauer, Athletics,
Leslie Bauer, Library, Sandra Ballinger, Activities, Janet Bly, and Melvin Lenz, Agriculture,
Melvin Lenz, Yearbook Editor, Floyd Davis.
The diplomas were presented by Arthur Krumreich, President of the Board of Educa-
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The Comets lost their first game to St. Anthony
55-40. For the Comets Bales and Vonderheide got
10 points apiece, while Buennemeyer of St. Anthony
scored 27 points for the victors.
The Comets won easily over the Falcons 75-51.
,T im Anderson and Vonderheide scored 20 points
apiece and Ted Anderson scored 17.
The Comets dropped a 68-63 thriller to the
boys with the heavy shoes, although Vonderheide
did score 18 points.
The Comets gave one away at Decatur, although
we gained a ten point lead with less than two minutes
to play. Lakeview scored 25 points in the final quarter
with a 64-61 victory. T. Anderson and Vonderheide
netted 17 points apiece.
SEASON 57 -58
The Comets opened the season at Neoga
with a 47-35 victory. Jim Bales led the
scoring with 13 points.
The Comets took their second win from
Beecher 66-45. Vonderheide and Bales led
the scoring with 18 and 14 points respectively.
The Comets celebrated a victorious
I homecoming with a score of 67-58 over
Windsor. The Comets' scoring was evenly
distributed with Ted and Jim Anderson 17
and 15 points respectively. Bales and Baum-
garten scored 10 apiece.
The Comets looked good against a strong
Heart team giving them a close battle all the
way. Effingham won 54-46. Vonderheide
scored 14 points for the Comets. Lane hit
22 for the Hearts.
The Comets lost a 50 to 41 rough game
to the Bombers at Brownstown. Vonderheide
and J' im Anderson hit 12 points apiece for the
The Comets won an easy 84 to 53 vic-
tory over St. Elmo. The Comets led 47 to
28 at the half as Vonderheide and Baum-
garten scored 20 and 18 points respectively.
The Comets met Patoka for the first
time and turned in one of their better games
of the year. They won 80 to 68. Vonderheide
netted 26 points.
The Comets went to Windsor and lost
a 71 to 69 thriller to the Blue Devils. The
two teams together made 46 free throws.
J. Anderson scored 23 points for theComets.
The Comet's fast break was working
as they won easily 74 to 50 over Bethany.
J. Anderson was high for the Comets with 19
The Comets almost pulled anotherupset
but they couldn't quite make the finish against
Shelbyville. They won 76 to 73. Vonderheide
had 24 points for the Comets.
The Comets, when playing Casey, lead
all through the last half by a close margin
and came out on top 57 to 51. J. Anderson
led the Comets with 21 points.
The Altamont Indians handed the Comets
a defeat 53 to 40, since the Comets couldn't
find the range. Vonderheide and Baumgarten
had 10 and 8 points respectively.
The Bombers Conference title hopes were almost
dimmed, but the Comets cou1dn't quite overcome their
size. We lost 52 to 50. Vonderheide netted 16 and
Bales netted 14 for the Comets.
The Comets won an easy 82 to 48 victory over
some of the home town boys' home town as the
Andersons hit 47 pointsg .Tim scored 30. Several
Comets in the last few years came from Cowden
including Ted and ,T im.
The under-dog Comets turned in a dandy to
Sullivan as we came out on top 71 to 67. Even' scoring
did the trick as T. Anderson got the edge with 18
The Comets were way off when T. Town easily
won 83-62. Vonderheide was high for the Comets
with 18 points.
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ROW: Ernest Newberry, ,Tim Warren, Ronnie Hash, ,Tohn Middlesworth, .Tim Maxedon.
TOURNAME NTS 57 -58
In the HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT the Comets lost a tight one to Woodlawn 80 to 79. Vonder-
heide scored 28 points, but a last second's basket won the game for Woodlawn.
In the CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT the Bulldogs outscored the Comets in every quarter
and won 58 to 42 as Vonderheide led the Comets with 14 points. St. Anthony went on to win the
In the DISTRICT TOURNAMENT the Comets knocked off Beecher City easily as .Tim
Anderson scored 28 points. In the finals the Comets jumped off to an early lead and were in
control all the way until Ramsey threatened in the final quarter. However, the Comets won 57
In the REGIONAL TOURNAMENT the Comets led throughout the first half, but Brownstown
closed the gap and won 65 to 61. This ended the season for the Comets.
M AN AG E RS
LEFT TO RIGHT: Jim Warren, Ronnie
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ROW ONE, Left to Right: David Moran, Jim Giesler, .Tim Anderson, Ed Bales, Jim Bales, Ted Ander-
son, Gary Baumgarten, Bill Swank, Loyd Rentfro, Larry D. Schultz, Larry R. Schultz, Larry Ensign.
ROW TWO: Bob Brown, Herb Russell, Mr. Middlesworth, Bill Giesler, Mr. Maxedon, Wayne Rincker,
The S. S. Comets had avery successful baseball season in the fall of '57, winning the school's
first National Trail Title.
The Comets beat Neoga 6 to 0 to start the season off right. T. Anderson struck out '1 for
the win, allowing only 2 hits.
Windsor was upset on the last inning 4 to 2 on Baumgarten's homerun and Anderson's
clutch pitching. He again fanned 7 men.
The Comets third win came over Cowden 13 to 0. I. Anderson's triple and T. Anderson's
two doubles supplied the power.
The Comets suffered their only defeat at Brownstown 5 to 2. Anderson again struck out
seven, but allowed a three run homer and was hindered by faulty fielding.
After beating Beecher City 13 to 1, the Comets went to Altamont where they won 8 to 0.
The Comets next win came at T-Town by a score of 11 to 12 while St. Anthony was being
beaten by Browr1stown. This set the stage for the Comets title winning game with St. Anthony.
The Comets scored one run in the first inning against St. Anthony on walks and then with
the bases still loaded, Bill Swank lined a single that drove home two more runs. The rest of
the game proved scoreless as Anderson allowed only two hits and the Comets' fielding was fault-
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I. Giesler 25 12 .480
T. Anderson 26 12 .462
G. Baumgarten 23 8 .348
J. Bales 20 6 . 300
I. Anderson 22 5 .229
L. Rentfro 18 4 . 222
B. Swank 24 5 .208
L. Schultz 25 5 .200
E. Bales 22 3 . 136
I. Lugar 6 1 . 167
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ROW ONE, Left to Right: Dale Everett, Doug Lueck, Lloyd Newberry, Garry Baurngarten. ROW TWO:
Jerry Lugar, Lauren Gill, David Moran, ,Tim Russell, Ted Anderson. ROW THREE: .Tim Anderson,
Leslie Bauer, Bob Neal, .T im Bales, Mr. Sheehan.
The Comet track team participated in five meets in the Spring of 1957.
The first of these meets was a triangular meet with the Comets finishing second.
The Comets took fourth in the National Trail Conference meet at St. Elmo, and also took
fourth in the county meet at Shelbyville.
The Comets had a strong relay team and some good dash men. Ted Anderson was strong
in the pole vault so these members of the team represented us in the District and the Shelby
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