Stillwater High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Stillwater, OK)
- Class of 1957
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Ierry Ann Lewis Kathleen Darlow
A faculty committee is given a list of students, made
out by the Dean of Girls and Dean of Boys, from which
to choose a number of outsanding students to attend the
Boy and Girl State conventions. The students attend the
convention for a week in which they learn about their
government. Delegates to Girls' State were Helen Smith,
Ierry Ann Lewis, Kathleen Darlow and Carol Bruce.
Alternates were Mary Woods, Loritta Loyd, Rosalind
Helms and Carolyn Linsenmeyer. Those chosen to at-
tend Boys' State were Bruce Andrew, Dick Iones, Keith
Thomas, Bob Wright, Kenny Gallagher and Iames Har-
ris. Those boys chosen as alternates were Bob MacLean,
Richard Dermer, Pat Glass Ill, Tommy Hanks, Lowell
Adams and Moe lba. Those who attended Boys' State
were Bruce Andrew, Dick Iones, Bob Wright, Kenny
Gallagher, Iames Harris, Richard Dermer, Tommy
Hanks and Moe Iba.
Kenny Gallagher Keith Thomas
Iames Harris Richard Dermer
Bob Wright Dick Iones
Bruce Andrew Moe Iba A
Mary Anglin Carolyn Baker Ann Bernhardt Kathryn Brooks
Iudy Canfield Pat Chambers Carolyn Friedemann Mary Horn Carol Iemigon
Each of these girls attends one monthly meeting of the Business and Professional
Women's club. The entire group presented a program for the club at the end of the school
year. They were chosen according to their grades and activities.
E t 9 These boys also selected according to grades and activities go in pairs to the meet-
Q ings of the Rotary club. They attend for a month and take an active part in the club
David Barnard Bruce Andrew Tom Chesbro Ben Douglas Kenny Gallagher Roy Hix
Norman Going Iames Harris Dick Iones Bob MacLean Charles Mullins Bob McCracken
Keith Thomas Marvin Smith Frank Taylor Stanley Ward Bob Wright Iohn Tilley
Princess lane from the House of Galloway
Prince Dcrmie from the House of Pike
Countess Darla from the House of Hansen
Count Sam from the House of Sheehan
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Lady Arm from the House of Bernhardt b
Lord Bob from the House of McCracken V l A
MIKE CLEVERDON, IOAN IACOBS
DON REYNOLDS, LINDA SKELTON
Most Polite Iuniors
SUE WALTERS, IERRY THOMPSON
Best Figure and Physique
GENE COLASSCO, DEANNE HUDIBURG
KEITH THOMAS, PAT OATES
Most Handsome and Beautiful
BOB MacLEAN, PAT MCCULLAUGH
Most Likley to Succeed
BRUCE ANDREW, CAROL GORDON
All Around Seniors
IIM PIKE, BETH FEATHER
Best Physique and Figure
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Iudie Daugherty Band Biruta Srakle
Pat McCullaugh F.F.A Phyllis Schroeder
Pat Going Pioneer Sherry Sooter
Carol Gordon S-Club Carol Bruce
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Row 1: Ioe McKenzie, Bob Wright, Dick Powell, and Mike Glover.
Row 2: Howard Puckett, Richard Dermer, Marvin Smith, and Gary Clark, manager.
Fighting a constant battle against superior depth and experience
from Tulsa schools, the S.H.S. cross-country squad this year compiled
a respectable 12-15 record in five invitational meets and one dual with
Bob Wright, whose only previous track experience consisted of
high jumping and pole vaulting, made his first season of distance
running a tremendous success by racking up the fastest two-mile time
since state record holder Bob Buchanan performed for the Pioneers.
Improving constantly throughout the season, Bob's best showing
came in the Aggie Invitational meet when he finished second in a field
of 50 runners. The following week he was pushed back to seventh
in the state finals, but ran a blazing 10:25, only eight seconds behind
Backing Wright up on the team were senior lettermen Richard
Dermer and Marvin Smith, and iunior lettermen Dick Powell, How-
ard Puckett, Ioe McKenzie, and Mike Glover.
In the thinclad's first competition and only dual meet of the
season, Wright and Dermer finished one stride apart to defeat Put-
nam City's top man by thirty yards. The speedy Pioneers downed the
In their next five meets, all invitationals, the locals copped a total
of II individual wins against IS losses. Their best showings came at
Shawnee, where they placed third in a field of six teams, and at Nor-
man and Tulsa, where they finished fourth of seven teams.
Bob Wright and Richard
Dermer are working out on
Hillcrest during cold weather.
Beginning his third year as coach of
the Pioneer track team is Iim Harris,
a graduate of Oklahoma A. 8: M. Col-
lege. Harris, a versatile coach, is also
assistant in football.
Coach Ralph Gibson, a graduate of
Southwestern Tech at Weatherford, be-
gan his first season as coach for the
Pioneer track team. Coach Gibson also
l lm H21ff1S RalPh Gibson finished his second year as assistant foot-
lngram, Tilley, Ward, Iones, Thomas, Wright, and Gallagher,
White, King, Flanders, Sheehan, Bolton and Clark, manager.
Puckett, Reynolds, Thompson, Iohnson, and Harris.
Mize, Brooks, Tennille, Ware, Smith, and Heston.
McKenzie, Walton, Robertson, Foster, H. Ward, and Tulley.
Stancliff, Powell, Stout, Glover, Iones, Dermer and Griffin.
Lee Roy Daniel-Forward
Row 1: Corser, managerg Coach Loper.
Row 2: Knox, Iohnston, Irwin, Tarkington, Hillicr, Linsenmeyer, and Hayes.
Bruce Andrew-Guard Kent Davis-Forward Moe Iba-Guard Charles Thomas-Guard
Beginning his third season
with the Stillwater Pioneers is
basketball coach Martin Lop-
er. Stillwater high school is
The Pioneers opened the 1956 season with a
very impressive 69-26 victory over. the Perry Ma-
roons in the first round of the pre-season North-
ern Eight Conference tournament at Ponca City.
Cushing also fell victim to the powerful Still-
water five 60-49 in the second round but a de-
termined Ponca City Wildcat team edged the
Pioneers 39-37 in an overtime battle for the tour-
In their first regular season game the Pioneers
fought off a late bid by the Shawnee Wolves to
cop a 47-41 victory. The win moved Stillwater
into the No. 3 position in the state prep cage rat-
Drumright, a team that Stillwater had never
proud of the outstanding rec-
ords made by the Pioneer
squad under Lopefs direction.
During his first year here as
coach I9 games were won with
the loss of only 5. Last year
I7 games were won with the
loss of 7.
beaten since Coach Martin Loper took over as
head mentor of the Pioneers three years ago, found
this year's edition too much to handle as the lo-
cals brought home a 41-36 victory.
After along lay-off, the Pio n e e r s bounced
Cushing from the state ranking with a 71-56 con-
quest over the Tigers who were figured to be one
of the top teams in the Northern Eight conference.
This was the first league clash for Stillwater, the
top seeded quintet in the loop.
Following the Cushing clash Stillwater went
on to down the Shawnee Wolves for the second
straight time 54-49 on the Pioneer's home court.
The Pioneers were rated in the No. 1 slot in state
Enid was the next team to be downed by the
Pioneers in the District finals held at Stillwater
8-3. From here the Pioneers went to the 'semi-
finals against Capital Hill, a Class AA school.
The Redskins proved to be too much for Still-
water and defeated them I3-2. Capital Hill went
on to win over Norman to win first place in the
Norval Rassmussen, the Pioneers centerfielder,
was chosen to the All-State team. The Pioneers
have 16 returning lettermen from last year's club.
These boys are Rex Stockard, 2nd base, Bruce
Andrew, ss, Bob O,Donnel, 3rd base, Donnie
Greene, outfield, Kent Davis, pg Montie Greene,
pg Bryan Collyar, outfield, Gene Colasacco, Ist
base, Russell Williamson, outfield, Cecil Epper-
ley, 3rd base, Glenn Denny, cg Tom Holland, ss,
Carmon O'Donnell, outfield, Bob Erickson, ss,
Ioe Horn, 2nd base, and Lee Roy Daniel, p.
The leading hitter for the Pioneers was Bruce
Andrew, a four year letterman, with a batting
average of .415. Bruce got 22 hits for 53 times at
bat. Montie Greene led the Pioneer hurlers with
a 7-o record. In his first outing of the season he
pitched a no-hit no-run game against Blackwell.
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Row 1: Holland, Rassmussen, Denny, Tye, C. O'Donnell, and Stark.
Row 2: Coach Loper, Smalley, Andrew, Stites, Stockard, M. Greene, D. Greene, Colasac-
co, and Assistant Coach Watkins.
Row 3: Horn, Erickson, B. O'Donnell, Daniel, Williamson, Epperley, Snyder, Collyar,
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Perry ......... .. I
Blackwell ...... ...... 0
Guthrie ......... ...... 8
Cushing ....... ...... 0
Ponca City ............ 0
Chilocco .-.W 4
Perry ......... ...... 3
Cushing ...... ...... 0
Blackwell ...... ...... 3
Guthrie ........ ...... 3
Okmulgee .............. 3
Cushing ...... ...... 4
Enid ........................ 3
Capital Hill .......... I3
During the first three years Coach Martin
Loper has been at S.H.S. his baseball teams have
been Northern Eight conference champions two
years and second the other. The past two sea-
sons the Pioneers have gone to the semi-finals
of the state tournament before being defeated.
Last year Stillwater won the Regional and Dis-
trict tournaments before going to state. On their
way to the semi-finals the Pioneers defeated
Okmulgee 14-3 in the first round of the region-
als. In the finals they won over the Cushing
Tigers by a score of II-4.
Iack Chesbro 114 Ierry Eades 147 Ioe Fry H. W. Wilbur Iohnston 122
Quinton McBride 122
After the Bristow meet Rains' matmen suffered an
injury that was to prove fatal to any hopes of having a
successful dual season when lack Nasworthy, Iunior.
letterman at 129 pounds, fractured a wrist and was side-
lined for the season.
The Pioneers second tourney, the Geary Tourna-
ment, was not as successful as the first as the
Pioneers placed fourth out of a field of 16 teams
entered. Chesbro and Pike garnered their second, first
place trophies of the season and Pike was named the
outstanding wrestler of the tourney. However, the
Pioneers did not come out of the meet too Well as
Sophomore lack Chesbro, 114 pounder, received a brok-
en collar bone in the first round and doing so became
the second regular lost for the season.
As the Pioneers entered the state meet in March,
McCracken, Chesbro, and Pike were favorites to cap-
ture top honors in their respective weights.
Mark McCracken 114
Iack Nasworthy 129 Bill Overholt 167 Larry Rankin 135 Pat Walker 147
Bob McCracken, Pioneers IOS pounder, pins Ponca Referee Harold Cotton lifts Iim Pikes hand
City's man to put the Pioneers ahead. to indicate his victory
Coach Grover Rains headed into his 'fourth season at Stillwater facing a
tremendous rebuilding job as he had only five returning lettermen from last
year's mat team.
Rains started his revamping program around senior lettermen Bobby Mc
Cracken, 1053 Tommy Chesbro, IZQQ and Iim Pike, defending state champion
at 136 pounds, to fill in the lower weights but had to rely on first and second
year men at the heavier brackets.
The young inexperienced Pioneers were no match for the many superior
squads they wrestled in duals but proved to be a powerhouse in tournaments
as they finished high in the states top two mat tourneys. At the Bristow In
vitational, McCracken, Chesbro and Pike all copped first place honors to place
the Pioneers to a very respectable third place.
Chesbro 129 Chuck Kinnick 156 Bob McCracken 105 Ilm Pike 140
Row 1: B. McCracken, I. Chesbro, McBride, Nasworthy, T. Chesbro, Rankin, Pike,
Kinnick, Eades, and Fry.
Row 2: Dedrick, M. McCracken, Phibbs, Iohnston, Erickson, Reed, Miller, Loper, Over-
holt, and Riden.
Row 3: Coach Rains, Baker, Glancy, Meisner, Dressen, Brooks, Doty, and McGlory.
Pioneers Kinnick pulls Blackwellls 156 Ch b P. t . t ke-down
pounder Shoemaker back to the middle of the es ro, loneer Comp am' gets 3
mat on Blackwell grappler.
Coach Grover Rains graduated from Ok-
lahoma ASLM college and entered the coach-
ing field. During his wrestling career he was
the NCAA champion of IQSI, 177 pound
weight, and AAU runner-up in the 191
weigth. Before coming to Stillwater High,
four years ago, he was coach at Bristow.
Under the direction of Coach Rains there
have been five state champions. His Still-
water teams have always been in the top
five at tournaments, with a state champion
team in the year I953-54.
Co-captains for this yearls Pioneer wrestl-
ing team are Iim Pike and Tommy Chesbro.
Pike placed first in state last year and is
slated to do so this year. Other firsts for
Pike are Bristow and Geary tournaments. He
was chosen outstanding wrestler in the Geary
tournament. Chesbro has also placed first in
the Bristow and Geary tournaments and is
expected to win first in state.
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Andrew kicks extra point during Perry clash! Who tackled whom!!
Iohn Tilley Keith Thomas SIHI1 Ward
JUNIOR HIGH TEAM
Row 1: Hauf, Gray, Wright, Scott, Shutts, Rose, Patton, McCaffree, Andrew,
Spragg, McBride, Clark.
Row 2: Foster, Criswell, Peterman, Thorne, Bellatti, Gray, Sanders, Maret, VValton,
Stites, Endorf, Coach Mihura.
Row 3: Assistant Coach Caldwell, Clark, Powell, Langford, Mize, Henderson,
Overholt, Gross, Handy, Upton, Smith, Cannady.
Kenny Gallagher throws the key block
to Send Dick Jones, alldtatc halfback, all Ioe Thurman brings down Cascia Hall back after
the way in the Chilocco game. ashoffgam'
Thompson Uboomsn into the end zone for Taylor and Ward bring Cascia Halls quart
touchdown against Perry. crback down after a short gain.
,..,,,.. 6 Sapulpa
...,.,., 30 Cascia Hall
.,t7... I9 Ponca City 7
, 32 Perry
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Kenny Gallagher Gale Hadley Tom Hurst Walley Ingram Dlck Ioncs
on the first play after the kickoff, and on the next play,
for the Pioneers Thomas pitched a pass to Thompson,
wide open on the eight and romped into the end zone for
the tally. Frank Taylor hit left guard from one yard out
for the final TD to end the scoring.
The final two tallies were scored by Ierry Thompson
from 6-yards out and Dick Iones also from 6 yards. An-
drew booted one out of two attempts and the final score
stood at 34-6.
"Pioneers Lose Final Game fo Tigers"
Cushing's right halfback Don Anthony raced Q0 yards
with the opening kickoff as the Tigers trounced the Pio-
The Pioneers first got their hands on the ball at their
33 and under the guidance of quarterback Bruce An-
drew, marched the distance in eight plays with left half
Dick Iones hitting pay dirt from I4 yards out with 8:03
left in the first period.
The Pioneers suffered a big blow when Andrew was
forced to leave the game early in the second period.
The Tigers all-state fullback Willie Boyd began show-
ing his power as the Tigers marched 77-yards in IS plays
to score the second TD. From that point on the Pioneers
were unable to compete with the Tigers. Cushing went
on to place second in the state, being defeated in the
finals by Ada.
"Central Upsets Pioneers 6-0"
Playing in brisk 41-degree weather, the Braves put
together the only sustained drive of the game in the third
quarter to gain the winning touchdown. The drive cov-
ered 54 yards with left halfback Iim Selph sprinting the
final 20 yards on a counter over right tackle.
"Pioneers and Maroons Ba'Hle 'ro Tie"
Blackwell's battling Maroons turned a Stillwater
fumble into a fourth quarter desperate touchdown to tie
the Pioneers 7-7 before an overflow crowd of 3,ooo fans.
The Pioneers took the opening kickoff and marched
68-yards in I4 plays with Kenny Gallagher going over
left tackle for the touchdown from four yards out. Quar-
terback Bruce Andrew split the uprights for the extra
point to give Stillwater a 7-0 advantage with 7:27 left
in the first period.
Blackwell scored late in the fourth quarter on a fourth
and four situation with quarterback George Aiken pass-
ing to end Max Crackler in the end zone for the TD.
Arvin League kicked the all important extra point.
"Pioneers Trounce Blue Jays"
Running for the first time this season from the single-
wing the Pioneers completely ran over the Guthrie Blue
lays 34-6. r r
Dick Iones broke the scoring ice with a 22-yard sprint
with 6:23 left in the first period. Bruce Andrewis con-
version gave the Pioneers a 7-o advantage. Kenny Gal-
lagher went over from 22-yards out to finish a 55-yard
drive. The try for the extra point was good. It was
Gallagher again on a 9-yard run for the final TD of
the first half. Andrewis extra point was good and the
Pioneers led 21-O at halftime.
TOP: Pioneer line holds as Greene punts out of
danger during Cascia Hall game.
CENTER: Kinnick carries ball to Guthrie's eight
LOWER: Andrew cuts through hole as Cleverdon
comes up to block Cascia Hall's last de-
Row 1: Coach Gibson, Cook, Eades, Harris, Cypert, Ward, Daniels, Gray, Garner,
Delaporte, McBride, Autry.
Row 2: Colasacco, Rankin, Erickson, Holland, Cleverdon, Overholt, Reed, Gallo-
way, Howard, Stout, Smith.
Row 3: Fry, Ingram, Banning, Ware, Reynolds, Iohnston, Myers, Iones, Caldwell.
Bruce Andrew . Tom Chesbro Bryan Collyar Howard Flanders Montie Greene
"Stillwater Pioneers Blank Wildcais, I9-0"
The victory over Ponca City marked the first time
the Pioneers have bested the Wildcats since 1952.
With 4:55 left in the first period, fullback Kenny
Gallagher hit right tackle for three yards for Stillwater's
It took just nine plays for the Pioneers to score their
second touchdown with Ierry Thompson going over from
the one. Bruce Andrew's try for the extra point was
blocked and the score was 12-0 at half time.
The Pioneers final score came in the third period on
a 20 yard run by Dick Iones. The extra point try was
good and the score ended I9-O.
"Pioneers Blasf Barilesville 26-I4"
Stillwater struck late in the first quarter for its first
score when Ierry Thompson hit right guard for five yards
with 4:20 left in the period. Bruce Andrew booted the
extra point to give the Pioneers a 7-0 advantage.
The Pioneers next tally was set up by a recovered
fumble by Stanley Ward. Andrew pitched out to Thomp-
son and the little speedster poured on the coal to score
Stillwater's second touchdown. Dick Iones set up the
Pioneers third touchdown on a 64-yard run taking the
ball to the Wildcats, eight yard line. Three plays later
Keith Thomas scored around right end on a keeper.
The Pi0neer's final score came on an intercepted pass
by Keith Thomas as the final gun sounded. Andrew's
try for the extra point was good and the final score read
"Pioneers Crush Perry 32-0"
Bruce Andrew circled right end on a keeper and
raced Q4 yards behind some fancy blocking to score the
opening touchdown. Andrew booted the extra point to
give the Pioneers a 7-0 margin with 5:10 left in the first
half. Andrew circles right end once more with 6:50 left
in the third period for the second touchdown.
Kenny Gallagher cracked over from the 2-yard line
for the Pioneer's third score. The try for the extra point
was missed and the score stood at 19-0 going into the
Thompson sprinted around left end for 27 yards to
the Perry 15. Four plays later Thompson hit right guard
for one yard and the touchdown. Frank Taylor closed out
the scoring with a run of four yards. The extra point
was good and the final score was 32-O.
"Pioneers Trample Chilocco 39-0"
With Frank Taylor leading the Way with two touch-
downs the Pioneers trampled the Chilocco Indians 39-O.
Taylor hit right tackle for seven yards to score the game's
first TD with 6:35 left in the first quarter.
:Midway through the second period, the Pioneers took
the pigskin on their 40 and marched 60-yards in seven
plays with fullback Kenny Gallagher scampering the last
32 yards for the touchdown. Keith Thomas went over
for the third touchdown from one yard out to make the
score 18-0 with 2:29 left in the third period.
Iones took a pitchout from Thomas and romped 52-
yards for the touchdown. Thomas ran the extra point
to give the Pioneers a 25-0 advantage. Chilocco fumbled
TOP: Stan Ward, Pioneers' All-State end, is off for
a long gain during the Guthrie clash.
CENTER: Taylor hauls in pass from Andrew for
first down during Blackwell game.
LOWER: Iones sweeps right end for long gain
Row 1: Autry, assistant mgr.g Eades, Sheehan, Blankenship, Hurst, Collyar, Taylor,
Greene, Hadley, Daniel, Overholt, Rankin.
Row 2: Coach Watson, Buffington, mgr.g Ward, Bunch, Tilley, Autry, Bolton, Clever-
don, Flanders, Cook, Iohnston, Ward, Myers, Horn, Assistant Coach Harris.
Row 3: Thomas, Iones, Andrew, Gallagher, Chesbro, Ingram, Thompson, Rippy, In-
"Stillwater, Chieftains Baflle to 6-6 Tie"
An overflowing crowd of 3,000 watched the fumble
filled season opener with Sapulpa. Sapulpa lost the ball
five times and Stillwater recovered only one of its five
Sapulpa center, Clyde Kensinger, broke open the scor-
ing, he stole Keith Thomas's handoff intended for right
halfback Frank Taylor and raced 23-yards for the sur-
prise counter. The extra point try was blocked by Tom
Hurst, left tackle.
With nine minutes left in the first half, Thomas hit
Frank Taylor with a perfect pass on the Io-yard line
and he hugged the sidelines to knot the score at 6-6.
Gale I-Iadley's try for the all-important extra point was
"Pioneers Come From Behind fo Pound Tulsa Cascia
Trailing 7-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Pio-
neers bounced back to smash Cascia Hall 30-13.
Kenny Gallagher, Pioneer fullback, plunged over right
tackle for 2 yards and the touchdown early in the second
period. Dick Iones raced 40 yards for the next Pioneer
touchdown with 2:30 left in the half. The next Pioneer
tally came on a safety as Stan Ward, left end, tackled
Cascia Hall's quarterback in the end zone.
With 9:55 remaining in the game Keith Thomas
sprinted 47 yards for the TD to make it 22-13. Ierry
Thompson scored the final touchdown on a 33-yard
COACH NATE WATSON
Nate Watson, head football coach, finish-
ed his third year as mentor of the S.H.S.
footballers this fall. Stillwater was a familiar
name to Watson even before his career as
coach here began. He was a member of the
Aggie Varsity, attending A. and M. from
1943-1946. Since coming to Stillwater High
School in 1952, Watson has become a fav-
orite among the student body and the fac-
Holding a conference with '
Coach Watson are Ralph Gib-
son, and Iim Harris, assistant
coaches, and Iohn Roberts.
IoAnne Wallace loc McKenzie
President Vice President
Deana Shinglcton Karen Archer Donna Kay Bilycu
Serretary-Libarian Treasurer Librarian
Firsf Violins German Violas Clarineis Bassons Trumpofs
Miller , Tarkington Carpenter Brooks Reynolds Walton
Wallace Needham Bilyeau MQCAIPWC Martin Llnsenmeyer
McKenzie H H Dobson Wllc Obogg Kinney
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Sutton Edwards Bass Violins Flufriccaffree Frenjlilnlfladizs 23522161
Thomafs ' Lewis Wood Stakle Friedemann Foster
596005 VIOIINS DfYdCU Hunter Schmidt Felkins Piano
Mitchell Wyers Shingleton Baumgartner Corser Schroeder
The Stillwater marching band has done much for our school spirit, by their attend-
ance to football and basketball games. We are proud of their splendid performances
during half time of football games. They have also cooperated in making our pep as-
semblies a tremendous success.
One of the many sections of
SHS Band which gives its all
for the school is the Pep
Band, shown here rousing
school spirit at one of the bas-
Instructing band members
in technique is Kenneth Raye,
band director. They are sitting
in one of the new practice
rooms above the band room.
Baritone Saxa phone
'lommy Griffin Kathryn Brooks
Pig,-gdgm Vice Prerident
Biruta srakle Leon Wood LuEtta Smith
Treasurer Librarzizn Librarian
Drum M ajor
Assisfani' Drum Maior and Twirlers
Randy Iones, lane Grimslcy, Carol Burger, Karen Bau-
Karen Kelso, Myna Hoff, lane
Reagan, Carol Farmer, Karen
Mullendore, Quin Dola Ham.
Mary Hunter, Pat Going, De-
anne H u d i b u r g, Sandra
Dick Holmes, Iohn Price, Ray
Iohnson, Larry Going.
' 3. Zacvufez'
Darlene Rogers, Carolyn Bak-
er, Mary Hunter, Donna
Mixed chorus sings
theme of annual show, "I
Hear America Singing?
Mr. Epperley receives a
present from his vocal
groups after their annual
ing vocal music pre-
"roots its hornn dur-
Row 1: I-Iunter, Rogers, Wolfe, Parrott, Lile, Canfield, Baker, Mitchel.
Row 2: Thomas, Grant, Speegle, Shepherd, Carmichael, Renison, Sissons, Driggs,
Row 3: Messenger, Iones, Brown, Witt, Benson, Miller, MacAlpine, Baker.
Row 4: Starks, Powers, McCaslin, Stone, Milner, Osborn, Boutwell, Wilson, Iohnston.
Row 5: Helt, Ham, Ware, Tarlton, Boothe, Killingsworth, Duekwall, Daniel, Buck.
Row 6: Henry, Deal, Iones, Clifton, Reim, McGlory, Iaekson, King.
Row 7: Reagan, Smith, Durham, Franklin, Schroeder, Cooper, Schlehuber, Rogers.
I :00 O'CLOCK
Donna Powers X Rachel Parrott
President Vice Prefdenl
Ardelia Iones Carolyn Baker
Row I: Walker, Colasacco, Iohnson, Hunter, Going, Doty.
Row 2: Friedemann, Horn, Glover, Williamson, Phillippe, Tully.
Row 3: Holmes, Tennille, Epperley, Daniel, Ingram, Myers.
Row 4: Bullock, Mall, Kelso, Gilliam, Hopkins, Arnold.
Row 5: Knox, W. Ingram, Bruce, Howerton, King.
Row 6: Tilley, Rippy, Price, Helt.
Lee Roy Daniel Russell Williamson
President Vice President
Alan Hill Tom Holland
Felkins, Havenstrite, Swank, Anglin, Hudiburg, LeCrone, Marsden, Ham.
Smith, Shaun, Remnsnider, Duck, Gallagher, Killian, Greiner, Going, Miller
Mullendore, M. Miller, Manning, Burris, Dedrick, Terrill, Renison, Peek, Ross
Mathas, Sherman, Palmer, Turney, Hoff, Taylor, Sharpton, Hays, Kelso, Bartell
Ellington, Long, Farmer, Sooter, Church, Iohnson, Thompson, Rieck, Hill
Brown, Hix, Newell, Linzy, Graham, Meek, Clark.
Mary Anglin Sandra Swank
Prexzdent Vice Prexident
fff 21. Qfee
Patrlcla Felklns Iocille Ham
Row 1: Sooter, Canfield, Baker, Going, Colasacco, Iohnson, Going, Selph, Booker
Row 2: Palmer, Parrott, Long, Walker, Horn, Glover, Williamson, Phillippe, Hunter
Row 3: K. Going, Manning, Miller, Schroeder, Tennille, Epperley, Daniel, Ingram
Durham, Humphrey, Tressler.
Row 4: Starks, Stone, Bullock, Mall, Kelso, Gilliam, Hopkins, Collyar, Smith, Helt.
Row 5: Sooter, Reagan, Swank, Holmes, Tully, Doty, Arnold, Hix, Benson.
Row 6: Wilson, Rogers, Knox, Ingram, Bruce, Howerton, King, Witt, Felkins, Ham
Row 7: Driggs, Sissons, Friedemann, Tilley, Rippy, Price, Helt, Myers, Messenger
Iohn Tilley Cecil Epperley
President Vice President
Sherry Sooter Iane Reagan
S ccretary Librarian
Here is real action as the camera catches some G.A.A.
girls playing a game of table tennis. After a girl has com-
pleted I0 games she receives IO points.
Sportsmanship, comradeship and good health
are the high ideals the members of the Girl's
Athletic Association strive to attain. Mrs. Charles
Esslinger, sponsor, is the inspiration for the girls
to build strong bodies, learn to be good losers,
and most important, to be modest winners.
Each year, girls enrolled in physical education
take part in various sports, such as basketball,
volleyball and table tennis, in order to earn a re-
quired number of points which are needed to be-
come a member of G.A.A. Those eligible for
membership are treated to an impressive initia-
tion ceremony by officers and members. Ideals
and goals of the club are depicted with candles,
which, when lighted together form one, pure,
white light-the symbol of G.A.A.
Every other meeting is donated to the play-
ing of games in order to earn extra points. Letters,
state pin and a diamond set for the pin may be
won by earning these points. An 'Awards dinner
is held for these girls.
Row 1: Venn, VanMeter, Flood, Langford, VanMeter, Henderson.
Row 2: Wheatley, Rush, Combs, Starks, Wehr, Hansen, Peery.
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"S" Club is sponsored by football coaches Nate Watson and Iim Harris,
the financial status is provided by the boys in theclub. The dues are 154 50
a year and the money is used to purchase Senior's letter jackets. The past two
years the club has had the Curtis magazine sales to help provide more money
The club meets every second Tuesday of the month. The "S" club
officers are elected at the first meeting and preside for the remainder of the
year. Kent Davis was elected president, Stan Ward, vice president g Kenny
Gallagher, treasurer 3 and Gary Clark, secretary.
A boy must letter in some sport either A or B team to be eligible for initia
tion into the club. Each one who letters will receive a written invitation to
become a member. Before he is accepted into the club he must complete suc
cessfully the initiation. To stay a member he must participate in at least one
sport a year.
The senior boys' letter jackets are purchased free by the club if they letter
on the A team. An "SN club queen is chosen each year by the club and 1S
crowned at the Pioneers' Homecoming Football game. The crowning is per
formed by the president of the "S" club. The girl chosen for this honor is
queen of all sports, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, and Track
Kinnick, Iba, Compton, Harris, Gallagher, Ward, Stockard, Chesbro, Hurst
Thomas, Collyar, Dermer.
Taylor, Colgin, Phillippe, McBride, Rankin, Daniel, Bolton, Bunch, Gray, In
Thompson, Puckett, Tennille, Eades, Erickson, Horn, Bunch, Epperly, Foster
Greene, McCracken, Overholt, Reynolds, Garner, Ware, Sheehan, Irwin.
Iones, Wright, Colasacco, Cleverdon, Holland, Williamson, Denny, Blanken-
ship, Hinkle, Howard, Andrew.
Shaffer, Delaporte, Dressen, McCollum, Rippy, Knox, Baumgartner, Nasworthy,
Baumgartner, White, Ward, Iones, Ingram, Tilley, McCracken, Chesbro.
Hays, Tarkington, Linsenmeyer, Iohnston, Miller, Buffington, Fry.
Explaining the intricacies of his latest invention, Mr. Labarthe enlivens these students'
minds and imaginations.
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The Stillwater High School Science Club, now two years old, boasts
a membership of 38 members. Organized in the fall of last year by a
small group of students and two teachers, the purpose of the club is to
promote science, scientific thinking, and scholarship in its members. The
sponsors are Wesley Driggs and Russell Martin.
Research, field trips, and speakers for meetings, which are held on
the first and third Tuesdays of each month, are the three main activities
of the organization. Some of the men who have given their time to speak
to the club this year are Dr. B. M. Alexander, Dr. Powell E. Fry, Dr. Ern-
est M. Hodnett, and Dr. Henry P. Iohnston.
A variety of field trips were taken, a few of which were to such
places as the college Radiations and Radioisotope Lab, Labko Electrical
Contracting Shop, and the Leonard de Vinci exhibit at A8zM.
For the past few years, some of the club members have also entered
the state science fair in Norman and have won several places for their
Members of Science
Club hear an interesting
explanation of Mr. La-
barth is electroca rdia-
gram at Labko.
Row 1: Rosetta Schmidt, Kathryn Brooks, Carol Gay Iemison, Rosalind Helms, Kathleen
Darlow, and David Lambert.
Row 2: Iohn Price, Billie Lou Millard, Ann Helms, Carol Walker, Dorothy Buikstra,
and lerry Ann Lewis.
Row 3: Max Iones, Sandra Martin, Dana Kay Doyle, Pat Chambers, and lack Baker.
Miss Faye McVVethy, organization sponsor, serves the guests and mem
hers after a variety of mixer games.
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Guests from various countries enjoy the Christmas spirit in America at the annual
IUO Christmas party. The party was held in the home of Kathleen Darlow, vice president.
Oh! Rosalindl Let's go there! Where we shall go for our spring trip is an annual
problem for the members. Last year the group attended the "Atoms for Peace" exposition
in Oklahoma City.
Rosetta Schmidt, historian: Kathryn Brooks, parIidmentarian,' David Lambert, treas-
urerg Rosalind Helms, presfdenlj Kathleen Darlow, vice Pl'tE'!I'd6l'll,' Carol Gay Iemison
Carol Miller talks to the club about the handsome
gendarmes and the fascinating scenery she saw dur-
ing her two year stay in France. Through the medium
of Speakers IUO is constantly acquainting itself with
other countries and peoples.
IUO is proud of their sponsors, Miss
Gladys Ingram and Miss Faye McVVethy.
Miss Ingram has been sponsor of the club
for six years and Miss McWethy has been
with the club for ten years. The club was
organized in 1947.
Most of our adults cannot be convinced that we do any more serious
thinking than where we are going to get finances for our next big social event.
Maybe the solution is to introduce them to some of our organizations, and
while introducing be sure to bring them around to IUO, Stillwater High's
International Understanding Organization. Ask the adults what the most
pressing problem of the future will be. World peace would be a sound answer.
The youth of today will have to face this problem tomorrow. Tomorrow,
or any day, the best way to have peace is to have world-wide friends, and
the best way to have friends is to understand different people. Once one
understands why a person does something, forgiving them and co-operating
with them comes much easier-This is the purpose for having International
understanding organizations in high schools and International Relations Clubs
in colleges and universities.
IUO is a high school branch of UNESCO. Here is the way it works in
SHS: Foreign students come from the college as guests of the club during
their regular monthly program meeting. They discuss their country with
the members, telling them about the history, language, government and cus-
IUO helps develop leadership in state, national and international affairs.
IUO creates knowledge and interests in other peoples, ideas and ideals. And
most important to the world of tomorrow, IUO clubs are fostering friendly
relations among all peoples of the world.
The council meets'
Deciding the activities
for the school year the
officers are shown dis
cussing their ideas The
plans that are made at
this meeting will be pre
sented before club for
Row One: Schroeder, Lin-
Row 2: Frank, D.'Harring-
ton, M. Smith, Murphy,
Blankinship, I. Smith.
Row 3: Silverthorne, Kin-
nick, McBride, West, Me
Row 4: Killian, C. O'Don-
nell, B. O'Donnell, Lile
Row 5: Anderson, Cald
well, I. Fowler, Kelso
Row 6: Swartz, Swisher,
Miller, Carine, Wright.
Row 7: Henderson, Pike
P. Harrington, Hauf, R
Row 8: Beal, Shenold, W
Longan, Foster, O,Don-
nell, Moore, Bays.
Coronation of the Future Farmers, Queen seems sec
ondary to eating at this annual observance for the club.
Beal, West, Miller, and Silverthorne, Future Farmers,
are weighing in a pig for a swine breeding project.
Outstanding in the field of dairying are these boys who are listening to
Roy Longon expressing his views as a dairy judge. All the other boys are
chapter dairy judges also.
Preparing to stake a terrace line are Marvin Smith, I. D. Frank, Carmon
O'Donnell and Bill Henderson. This is another example of the varied ex-
perience F.F.A. provides for boys.
F. F. A. OFFICERS
Iohn Smith, secrezary,- Marvin Smith, vice presidenzg I. D. Frank, prcsidrnzg An-
drew Blankenship, trea.vurer,' Marvin Murphy, sentinelg Dennis Herrington, reporter.
LEARNING TO DO, DOING TO LEARN, EARNING TO LIVE, LIVING TO SERVE
These two prize winning
black Angus steers have cap-
tured the eyes of these mem-
bers. Showing their steers are
Bob and lim VVest, while PhiI
Caskey admires the cattle.
They are not kidding, when they say the farmer is the "backbone" of
America. Think about it! Besides the opposite sex, what does the average
teen-ager think of most? Food! The Future Farmers of America are the
people who will be growing and raising the food that goes on our country's
tables tomorrow. Therefore, the students of SHS, in a larger sense, the teen-
agers of the world, should be interested in these boys upon whom will rest the
health and future of our nation.
There are four grades, or degrees of active membership, "Green Hand,"
"Chapter Farmer," "State Farmer," and "American Farmer." Specific levels
of attainment with respect to farming, earnings, investments, leadership, and
scholarship are set up for each degree. The future farmer that attains the
degree of American Farmer is chosen with a very few other boys from states
all over America and installed at the National Convention.
Future Farmers of America is a national organization that does nation-
wide work of tremendous strength. Locally, none of the strength of the na-
tional organization is lost. FFA work is co-ordinated with the boys' vocation-
al agriculture courses. Their activities range from beef and crop improvement
to poultry judging, a parent-son banquet to a skating party with the FHA.
Truly, the FFA is developing a trained leadership and farm citizenry
which serves and exerts an influence for good wherever found.
The new group of young Greenhands stand before the F.F.A. officers during
the formal initiation. This Greenhand degree is the first step in active membership in
Future Farmers of America.
Ludrick, Beshears, Hansen, Powell, Hix, White.
Myrick, Daugherty, Caldwell, Combs, Gilmore, Gober, Lynch, Hill.
Ham, Swisher, Shingleton, Patton, Burk, Shaffer.
Overholt, Horn, Russell, Inclcson, Campbell, XVright, Helt.
Curry, Peeples, D. Hadley, G. Hadley, Murphy, Chambers, Dunford
Lewis, Osborn, VVaddill, Metcalf, Sewell, Moore, Taylor.
Bruce, O'Donald, Dietz, MeCaslin, Lee, Compton.
Roy Hix, president, address-
es the group :it one of their
regular early -morning break-
fasts. He doesn't look much
the worse for the hour,
though, does he?
Replenishing the supply of refreshments at D. E.
open house are members Darlene VVhite and Margie
Remlver. This was another appreciated item at the
Iutly Saera, the first State
D. E. Queen, was presented
this houquet and trophy at her
Coronation. She will enter the
D. E. members and employers seem to he enjoying
the food and candle light at the annual banquet.
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Here are some of the ambitious few. These are the guys and gals who are
are alert in the morning even after burning midnight oil, who are involved in
many other activities that revolve around the students of S.H.S., and who still
find time to be employees in the afternoons and evenings.
Everyone knows that to become a good student these Distributive Educa-
tion students must study. So also, to become a good employee takes study.
These student employees, through their Distributive Education class work and
their D. E. club activities, are striving to become not only better student citi-
zensg but also to become more intelligent help to their employers.
D. E. members on several occasions have opportunities to display this
work to their parents and employers, besides, of course, when they are actually
on the job. For instance, at the official beginning of the D. E. year the mem-
bers held an open house. Here they exhibited the "D. E. Room of Tomorrow"
presented to the club by the Sears-Roebuck and Company. Students displayed
merchandise from the stores in which they are employed.
Every year, parents and employers are invited to the biggest display of
them all-Distributive Education's Parent-Employee-Employer banquet. Mom,
Dad, and the boss see first-hand the results of student efforts.
No doubt about it! Someday we will all have to go to work, and it is
only logical that those who are studying early to become better employees
will sooner become better employers.
Fixing a display are Larry
Shaffer, Rayora Moore, and
Charles Dietz. Supervising is the
sponsor of D. E., Gus Friede-
Putting their manners into action at the annual F.H.A.'ers listen attentively while President
F.H.A, banquet were the Future Homemakers and Rayora Moore, states the requirements for mem
their parents. bership.
YOUNG HOMEMAKERS-CENTER OF FUTURE HOMES
New members are re-
peating vows in the initia-
The Achievement girls for
Future Homemakers of Amer-
ica this year are: Pat McCul-
laugh, Martha Tarpey, Iewel
Blankinship, Ioan Iacob, Hat-
tibel McKaskle, Wilma Cald-
well, IoAlice Henderson, Ray-
ora Moore, Carolyn Linsen-
meyer, Carolyn Friedemann.
These girls are chosen for their
outstanding activities in both
class and at home. Merits are
given to all girls in the club
for their work. The ten who
have the highest ratings are
Henderson, W. Caldwell, Tarpey, Blankinship, Linsenmeyer, McKaskle, Moore,
McCullaugh, Friedemann, Iacoh, Miss Browne.
Mrs. Brock, Adams, Renison, Dryden, Haldeman, Fite, Daugherty, Hudiburg,
Rogers, VanMeter, Marlow, S. Ham, Rust, Henry, Duncan, Boughton, Wallace,
R. Ham, M. Adams, Milroy, Long, Fowler, Durham, Newell, Booker, I, Ham,
Baker, Venn, G. Starks, Spivy, M. Ham, Boutwell, Tarlton, Carnes, Pierce,
Franklin, Schroeder, Felkins, Maxwell, E. Starks, Ross, Dye.
Ioan Iacob, rc-porn.-r,' Hattibel McKaskle, song lcaderg Iewell Blankenship, achieve-
ment :ccrezaryg Martha Tarpey, hiszorianp Io Celice Henderson, parliamentariang Carolyn
Friedemanng corresponding secrezaryg Carolyn Linsenmeyer, recording secretary, Rayora
Moore, presidenzp Pat McCullaugh, vice presidenzg Wilma Caldwell, treasurer.
Showing skill and inge-
nuity, two F.H.A.'ers make
banners for State Conven-
Mm-hot coffee! F .H.A.
has a permanent coffee
stand at all football games.
Mrs. Homemaker! Take notice!! Here are the girls who claim that
housekeeping is not a tiresome drudgery-but a career to seek after and
admire. A future homemaker is preparing through her home econom-
ics classes and organization work to be a good wife, mother, and the hub
of the busy swirl that is known as the home.
Mom has a pretty busy day, in spite of her many modern conveni-
ences. Take time out to think of what today's typical mother does to
keep her family going and happy. By practical use at home of the theor-
ies they learn in F .H.A., the members not only help improve poor mom's
day but lay the foundation of the homes of tomorrow.
The center of any generation's future is the home. Therefore, the
girls interested in improving the home can be literally called 'fthe center
of the center." And being the center of anything, especially something
as important as the home, takes a lot of skill-building and practice.
But not all F.H.A. work is glorious planning and sentimental dream-
ing for the future. Their social conjuction with the Future Farmers of
America brings a series of square dances, box socials, etc. Future Farm-
ers pay the way and everyone is happy about doing something they enjoy,
while improving the future.
It is fun to cook when there is someone to cook for! The girls are preparing
sack lunches for an FHA-FFA affair.
Members of Y-Teen during one of their monthly visits to various Stillwater nursing
homes. The visits are spent talking to the occupants and delivering prepared devotions
to the elderly people.
These girls display three of the
bags of clothing collected by the
freshmen members for the "Save the
Children Federationf' The commit-
tee collected five hundred pounds
of clothing from Stillwater public
schools which was distributed
throughout the world.
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"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in Heavenf, The girls of Y-Teen are proving
to the patrons and parents of Stillwater that out of the frenzied maze that is
high school life can come an organization that is developed and wise enough
to be devoted to Christian living. Working hand in hand with the Red Cross
and the Public Welfare agency, the club is constantly in contact with Still-
water families-in welfare work, in church during one of their bi-monthly
group attendances, or caroling on Christmas Eve.
During the Thankgiving season the school body was included in a pro-
ject of Y-Teen. Every student attending the Thanksgiving assembly was
asked to bring food or a money donation to help fill the baskets that went
out to needy families. The response was so great that the project was re-
peated at Christmas time.
Yearly, in the spring, a lively bunch of Y-Teens invade the Crippled
Children's hospital in Oklahoma City. Delighted youngsters are bombarded
with cookies, ice cream, favors, and the old favorite-the clown.
Y-Teen by no means leaves out the older generation. Vesper services are
held in the nursing homes once a month, bringing religion the exuberance and
vitality of youth.
And through it all the Y-Teens have fun-for there is joy in doing things
for others-and doing it' with friends.
No organization could have a better purpose than building a fellowship
of girls devoted to the task of realizing those ideals of personal and social
living to which we are committed by our faith as Christians.
Sharing the true spirit
of Christmas and hav-
ing a good time doing
it, the Y-Teens made
contributions to the
Christmas joy of many
people by delivering
food baskets to under-
privileged families. Aft-
and gifts at a Christmas
party of their own!!
Row I: Greiner, Daniel, Chambers, Selph, Dermer, Turner, Hill, Anglin, Palmer.
Row 2: Akins, Thomas, Baker, Canfield, Greiner, Buikstra, Woods, Gordon, Lewis.
Row 3: Greiner, lemison, Gallagher, Feather, Bernhardt, Parrott, Griffin, Dobson, So-
Row 4: Emmons, Young, Grant, Hcrt, Mullins, Going, Doyle, Loyd, McCullough.
Row 5: Geis, Killian, Going, Bruce, LeCrone, Iones, Davies, Davis, Sewell, Anglin.
At the opening of each new school year Dana Kay, historian, was pretty busy
Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary teacherls just before COUVCIIUOH time. The Cll1bS
fraternity, invite FTA to a get-acquainted history display was one of the finest
"Proud to teach"-Mr. Tilley, principal, was
the principal speaker at the annual banquet.
Loritta listens carefully to director Barbara
as the two work out a scene for the FTA play.
The play, based on the future of teaching is
completely a local affair as it was written, di-
rected, and produced by the members.
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friends make for a good
time at the annual ban-
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How not to become a decrepit old school marm in IO easy lessons! The
Future Teachers of America in American high schools are a project of the
National Education Association to put more and better young moderns in
the classrooms of the future. NEA hopes to encourage youth into the teach-
ing profession by showing them, through FTA clubs, the advantages, disad-
vantages and rewards of a life's work of education.
Stillwater Kezer Club is one of the most outstanding of these clubs in
Oklahoma. For the past 2 years it has walked off with the Banner Club of j
Oklahoma and has had two of its members in state offices. T
But more important than its state rating are the ratings given the club l
by local education groups and the high school itself. Stillwater Education
Association cooperates with and supports FTA in every way possible and the
"tomorrow', teachers have been the guest of the "today" teachers on many oc-
casions, sometimes observing, sometimes giving the program. The grade
schools call on FTA for substitute teaching, baby-sitting, and other educational
aids. Around their school FTA,ers have worked on many projects for pro-
motion, support, and aid to both students and staff.
Made up not only of decided teachers of the future, but students consider-
ing the field of the teaching, the Future Teachers of America are exploring
teaching for better schools tomorrow. Whether or not their members end
up in the actual classroom, FTA clubs are promoting the teaching profession
by promoting understanding of the teachers and their problems. l
A determined second grader at Lin-
coln grade school shows Carol Ann
Greiner just what story he wants read.
One of the clubs major projects this
year was baby-sitting for the grade
school during P.T.A. meetings.
Row 1: Compton, Kinnick Ingram Darlow Millard Feather Buikstra Helms Turn
er, Sooter, Goher, White C arner
Row 2: Erickson, Baumann Hansen Schlegel Douglas Oates Lewis Anglin Going
Row 3: Comer, McCracken Bernhardt Lile Sherrod Reding Dvorak Glass Tye
Row 4: Gay, Bruce, Gordon Woods Tilley Tenille MacLean Loyd Iones Selph
Row 5: Ilia, Ward, Gallagher Criffin Powell Iones Danes Helms Iohnston
Row 6: Wright, Thomas, Mullins N Coing Hert Knox Palmer Preston
Row 7: Iohnson, Huser, Milroy
Umph!! Poor Tiger helps the girls
move the old divan off stage. Guild mem-
bers Worked on improving the old scenery
SHS has had around for years.
"Good morning! This is your school,'
comes over the air waves every Saturday
morning. Guild members in the radio class
get ready for the "on the air signal!"
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If we're going to stick with our "all the world's a stage" theme, then
Thespian Guild members will have to be called members of plays within
a play. Made up of the speech students of SHS interested in advanced
speech work, Guild members range from the assembly hams to the radio
students who put on a serious half hour school program every Saturday
This year Guild sponsorship was handed to a new member of the
faculty, Mrs. Nate Watson, a rough task for a new teacher, but Guild
Of all the clubs in high school, Guild members have the most fun
at work. Guild trys to help students increase their chances at pleasure
and success through the development of their speech, and working at
developing your dramatic and comedy is fun.
Every member has a chance to perform in front of an audience. Not
all members can crop the lead in the Iunior-Senior play and go on to be-
come a smash hit in the college production of Macbeth, but the important
thing about Guild is not the "stars,' it produces.
Rather it is the student who has gained confidence is his everyday
associations with people, that is the real reason for having a Thespian
Guild in Stillwater High!
"D0n't worry Emmy Loug
we've got the culprit surround-
ed!" Four year members of Thes-
pians "ham it" for the yearbook
camera man. Surrounding the
stra, Feather, Bernhardt and
culprit, Glass, are: Oates, Buik-
Waiting to be served are the
members of La Musica at their
Music Makers Are Messengers of fhe Teen-age Feeling and Emofions
Last year's officers survey the
crowd at their annual banquet
of 1 955-56.
lane Grimsley thinks she
knows the answer to a ques-
tion, at a recent meeting con-
ducted by the President, Carol
Price, Hunter, Linsenmeyer, Boyce, Mr. Rhea.
MacAlpine, Booker, Schlegel, Schmidt, Felkins, Walker.
Friedemann, Wallace, Schroeder, Stakle, Grimsley, McKenzie
Brooks, Linsenmeyer, Foster, Ward, Iones.
A member of La Musica finds himself developing his musical in-
terests, participating in various programs and projects, and taking part in
a number of activities throughout the year.
The monthly La Musica meetings concern themselves with some
phase of music such as jazz, broadway hits, or American composers with
the programs being presented by the members themselves.
The club members have on occasion been the guests of the St. Cecelia
local organization, to present a program for them. This past year two
members received fifty-dollar scholarships by St. Cecelia Club to forward
their music education.
La Musica, as a member of the Iunior Division of the Oklahoma
Federation of Music Clubs, is a recognized group of earnest high school
students eager to work with other musicians and other interested persons
anxious to learn about different phases of music and music education.
As you can see, all the La Musica members are musically inclined. All
types of instruments and musical talent are represented in this organization.
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Sfiilwarer High Uni+ed, Working Togeiher-Vic'l'ory Will Be Ours
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Go! Pioneers! GO! GO! GO! If you want to know the purpose of Pep
Club, ask an athlete what the game would be like without the cheering sec-
tion urging him to knock the living day light out of the opponent's score. In
the cheering section at the game, in the rowdy pep assemblies, or in the car
train, the Pep Club is the spirit behind the team and the pep behind the school.
Te become a member of Pep Club, a girl must purchase a uniform and
pay the annual dues of 50 cents. However, although they are not required, a
good pair of lungs, endurance equal only to a buffalo, pep equal to nothing on
earth, and a over-bearing love of S.H.S., are ideal.
One of the most exciting events around school in the spring is the selec-
tion of the cheerleaders. Two sophomore girls are chosen to serve as cheer-
leaders during their Iunior and Senior years. By this process, the new cheer-
leaders join the two Senior cheerleaders to make a crew of four. It is the job
of these girls not only to lead the cheers, but to rouse the spirit!
The officers are elected by the club after the names of outstanding club
members have been submitted by the nominating committee composed of cur-
rent officers and cheerleaders. In order for a girl to be eligible for an office,
she must attend all sports events, wear her uniform, and attend all business
An organization for any high school girl, no matter what her other ex-
tra-curricular activities, the Pep Club is as much a part of Stillwater High
as the atheltic team iteslf.
Looking over the night's proceeds, the officers proudly count the money the club
collected for the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation during the Stillwater-Blackwell
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The graduating officers pose with their successors at last year's ban
quet to celebrate another succesful year of operation.
Performing one of the regular duties of the organization are Ken-
ny Gallagher, Iudy Canfield, and Mary Woods. Before each assembly
three members of this club lead the student body in opening exercises.
Row 1: Hunter, Doyle, Daniel, Canfield, Baumann, Martin, Skelton, and Hays.
Row 2: Hudiburg, Spivy, Boothe, lemison, Helms, Darlow, Woods, McCullaugh, and
Row 3: Messenger, Schroeder, Williams, Greiner, Bruce, Brooks, Hill and Lewis.
Row 4: Wallace, MacAlpine, Schroeder, Franklin, Cathey, Hert, Preston, and Anglin.
Row 5: Winslow, Reynolds, Puckett, Mullins, Going, Oates, and Schmidt.
Row 6: Corser, Iones, Woodworth, Barnard, Fisher, Duncan, Hinrichs, and Bly.
Row 7: Thompson, Iones, Huser, Price, Dermer, Smith, McKenzie, Iones, and Heston.
Enjoying themselves at their annual banquet are several of the members having
a friendly chat.
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An honor society is important to a school if it does nothing more
than encourage scholarship in the students. State Honor recognizes the
top ISV, of each class as based on two consecutive semesteris grades.
If a student is rewarded in his under classmen years for honest good
grades, it naturally follows that he will want to continue staying in the
upper part of his class.
State Honor members have varied activities including the holding of
pot luck suppers and conducting the opening exercises on assembly.
No matter what other activities, extra curricular or otherwise, that
are offered to the students, the most important reason for coming to
school is scholarship. To recognize and promote scholars then is a worth-
while reason for having a State Honor Society.
Secretary Kathryn Brooks checks
with Principal Carl Tilley on grades
of prospective members to see if they
meet the requirements of State Hon-
National Honor installation of officers and initiation of new members is one of
the serious highlights of the spring. Shown are the retiring officers who serve as an
installing team, and the new members.
Rosalind Helms Carol Iemison Dick Iones Ierry Lewis Pat McCul1augh
Charles Mullins Pat Oates Biruta Stakle Bob Wright Mr. Gibson, sponsor
David Barnard Douglas Bly Kathryn Brooks Iudy Canfield
Kathleen Darlow Kenny Gallagher Pat Going Tom Griffin
National Honor members invite their parents to join them annually for their biggest
event-their banquet. The speaker was H. D. Thueson.
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Fellowship, fun, and serious lhinlring with comrades in honor
David Barnard fills out the ac-
tivity sheet which helped to qual-
ify him in leadershipg the first
step in the membership elimina-
The excitement of being ac-
cepted! The girls are in a buzz
session with some new members.
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The National Honor Society is just what its name says it is, a society
for honored students. These are students recognized for being in the
top fourth of their class as based on scholarship, service, leadership, and
But underneath it all the National Honor Society serves an even
more worthwhile purpose in SHS in that its object is to create enthusiasm
for scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Yearly the Stillwater
Red Rose Chapter holds an initiation for an assembly of undcrclassmen.
There they see first hand the benefits of hard work for outstanding serv-
ice to their school. Some day they, too, may be among the chosen few.
To recognize the upper 157, and to encourage others to make the
upper 152, this is the purpose of having a National Honor Society.
Some members show their mock Christ-
mas gifts to their beloved sponsor, Homer
Weeks, at the annual Christmas party.
Mr. Weeks is practically a tradition in
SHS. The best part of his life has been
spent in promoting the minds and charac-
ters of students. As head of the Math de-
partment he has by both word and deed,
truly been the backbone of the National
"Pass the mustard"-three members
caught in the act of enjoying the first get-
together this September.
These students were chosen by the Student Council
the most outstanding members of the Senior Class, ac-
cording to Andy Murphy, sponsor of Student Council.
They are selected because of their scholastic standing,
participation in school, religious, and community ac-
tivities, and co-operation with students and teachers.
Kathryn Brooks Richard Dermer
Kathleen Darlow Dorothy Buikstra Pa: Going Kenny Gallagher Ieanie Hill
Rosalind Helms Carol Gordon Dick Iones Ierry Ann Lewis Pat McCullaugh
Barbara Selph Rosetta Schmidt Pat Oates Bob Wright Mary Woods
The annual banquet ln the spring is the unofficial climax to the year's work. Who's
Who honorees receive their certificates of achievement from the principal and the new
Left: And off the delegates go to the
state convention at Lawton-three out-
standing Iunior members of the Coun-
cil are chosen to accompany the advisor
Lower Left: Ierry, student chairman of
Career Day seems quite happy over the
OK signal she's getting from Mr.
Driggs, Kiwanis co-ordinator. Bob is
playing it cool.
Below: The Council has started a new
i'Courtesyl' this year by completing an
outline for a Student Handbook. Here
Barbara gets the lowdown from Sl-ISS'
"authority on student conductn Dean
Row I: Preston, Killian, Gallagher, Grant, Lewis, Skelton, Selph, Going, Mall, Pryor,
Row 2: Wright, Iones, Howard, Hert, Elwell, Taylor, Boutwell, Fultz.
Row 3: Overholt, Clark, Iones, Anglin, Demarec, Cathey, Helms, Wallace, Friedemann,
DRGANIZED GOVERNING BODY OF STUDENTS
Bringing back an old custom from "Dogpatch"
where the boys are chased by the unattached females Another service "Courtesy of Student Council" en-
once a year are Carol Bruce and Carol Gordon. Their acted here as Council officers mark coming events on
catch, Stan Ward, doesn't look too unhappy about the calendar for the benefit of the students.
all the attention.
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Those running organize themselves into par-
ties and launch a campaign that in its two short
weeks make the old "pros" seem obsolete, After
the representatives ftwo from each homeroomj
are elected in the fall, the real work starts. How-
ever, most of it is carried off by the officers who
meet once a day and take Council as a regular
No school should be complete without an
organized governing body of students, expressing
the students opinions, doing its best to improve
the school, and carrying on student activities.
Ierry Ann Lewis
STILLWATER HIGH SCHGO
The words most commonly taken for grant-
ed around SHS are "Courtesy of Student Coun-
cil.'l The audio-visual aids, the assemblies, most
of the Water fountains, the student directories,
the programs at the football, basketball, and
wrestling tilts, and many more are all courtesy
of the Council.
And how are all these courtesies made pos-
sible? Start at the beginning-the election of
officers. In April, election time hits Stillwater
with a big bang heard all the way to Cushing!
'THE DAYS PASS
After the last bell rings, students
breathe a sigh of relief and with
thoughts! of homework to be studied,
leave the building for home.
Oh! it car1't be morning. The sun tells this early riser it is
time to hurry off to school.
RICH IN MEMORI
Woe is me, is the general
attitude of the Freshman as
they settle down to their home-
Here SHS'ers collect
scrap metal for one of
their civic organizations.
DN EVERY FRONT
These hungry stu-
dents wait anxiously in
line for a well-balanced
meal from the school
"Good Morning, This
I5 Your School." Mrs.
Alice Woodyard's radio
class of advanced speech
students present every
Saturday morning a
half hour information
program on the goings
on in SHS.
The public gets a good idea of the
school in action when it is invited
to the Home EC. girlls annual style
WE SUPPORT OUR SCHO
This Winsome three-
some are practicing a
number in the Epperley
tradition. Assemblies by
the music department
are among the most pop-
!lLL KEEP US FROM CUR ENTERTAINMENT
Chuck, as usual, is entertaining. Voice recording From makeup techniques to pushing stage fum-
15 one of the manl' Speech Pfepafatlons the Stu' iture-it is all apart of SHS show business!
dents go through before actual performances.
Pat Going, Roberta
VanMeter,s kid sister,
arrives unexpectedly and
causes quite a commo-
tion at the girls' school.
This is a scene from the
10:00 speech class play.
A sam le of one of the
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many one acts pre-
sented on assembly.
NEITHER TEACHERS NOR THE CLASSROO
Fi Fi poses demurely for Pierre, the French ,Hi 10 efly meny Chi Chi these
artist, on the Pioneer assembl . Siamese twins are urging everyone
y to buy an annual.
One of the many skills taught
these Home EC Il girls is sewing.
Miss Brock teaches these future
Plane Geometry stu-
dents discuss the di1y's
problems while Mr, Mi-
hura watches on. Here a
student is constructing a
figure for explanation.
Latin students are kept
busy by Miss Becker
These second year stu-
dents watch while a
classmate defines a verb.
World history students
are looking for the scene
of their present assign-
ment, Miss McWethy
keeps them on their
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Mr. Driggs watches
over these freshmen Gen-
eral Science students
while they prepare an ex-
periment. They are busy
preparing themselves for
the future science courses
in high school.
Biology students are
fascinated by Mrs. Mac-
Murtry's discussion of
human anatomy. Is any-
The students of S. H. S. prepar
their lessons in Mrs. Taylors studyf
hall. Both teacher and students take
advantage of this quiet hour,
Young scientists mix
and combine chemicals
here in one phase of their
chemistry training under
Mrs. Iohnston. Hope it
Busy typing students are
pounding the keys to turn
out their assignments. These
problems are teaching them
the basic principles of typ-
GH SCHOOL LIFE IS THE CLASSROOM
American Literature in-
terests these studious jun-
iors in Mrs. Murphys class.
A good background in the
writings of our country is
given students here.
Mr. Rains gathers his shop
boys around him and shows
them how to mark their
material in the building of
Spanish students taught by
Miss Becker are singing
Christmas carols. This is an-
other opportunity to express
themselves in this language.
GIVING PURPOSE TO ALL OF TH
ROCESSES IN ACTION
Big smile from Iohn
Garner, vice president of
Iunior class, as he shakes
hands with the newly
elected president of the
Iunior class, Mike Clev-
"And I think my candidate
-." Tommy Griffin gets
things rolling at campaign as-
Freshmen president, Vance
Mall, takes over with his gavel
to finish out the election of
the class officers.
A hearty nomina-
tion speech is made
during the Sophmore
class officer election
by Sam Myers.
A lighted candle put Dick
Iones officially into the Stu-
dent Council president po-
"Nominations are now in or-
der for vice-presidentf'
The Pioneer F rolic-We came
dressed in style to pay homage to our
DUR FIRST HIGH SCHOOL ROMANCE
The basic ingredients for all social
affairs around the school are the
usteadiesi' at noon or between class-
es. They are more commonly known
as the "hall eouplesf,
Las Vegas via the Sophomores
Some dance, some just stand, but
we all have fun at our mixers after
various athletic events.
BOY AND GIRL AFFAIRS-MEMORIES
Pioneer rooters decorate their
O1lBurners' for the car train be-
fore the Cushing clash.
Have you ever thought about the role
you play in life? William Shakespeare said
U. . . all the world's a stage . . ." This covers
a wide area. SHS is a part of that great stage.
The fun-filled fand the not-so-fun-filled,
days of high school life give a person a
chance to act his part.
All SHS'ers play a part which never ends.
The curtain never falls. The student is an ac-
tor among actors, attempting to follow his
cues and gain a place for himself in the
drama of life.
One of the minor tragedies of life may
overwhelm a student momentarily-say a
test or something equally frightening-only
to be followed by a comedy unequalled in
this long play of life the next minute.
Adventure stories grip the gifted actor
daily around old SHS. From the excitement
of the Big Game to the tantalizing suspense-
ful tingle of test day all are adventure stories
-the kind of acting that makes life worth
the trouble. Plodding along behind these
people are the bit players who get no fun
out of life and play their part with the line
of least resistance the foremost thought in
Here is SHS,s yearbook for 1957, filled
with publicity pictures for all you actors.
It has recorded the never to be seen again
moments of the eternal play.
Students, here is a view of your life of
1957. One that encompasses each of you. Cur-
tain going up!
OYAL STUDENTS THERE IS NO REAL SCHOOL
All for Stillwater stand holler."
SCHOOL SPIRIT-WITHOUT EXUBERAN
"There he goes" holler the Pioneer
enthusiasts as the Perry dummy goes
up in flames.
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HONORS AND AWARDS
We, the Bronze and Blue staff, dedicate the 1956-
57 annual to Mr. Homer Weeks.
During his 41 years of teaching youth, Mr. Weeks
has endeared himself to hundreds of former students,
who have obtained high goals in science, engineering,
He has been teaching in Stillwater high school for
fifteen years. Ten of these years he has spent sponsor-
ing the National Honor Society.
In his classroom and through the National Honor
Society, he has been an inspiration to students in schol-
arship, character, service and leadership.
Thank you, Mr. Weeks. We wish you happiness
and continued success for the future.
MR. HOMER WEEKS
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STILLWATER HIGH SCHOOL
THE MEN AND WOMEN MERELY PLAYERS .
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Bruce Andrew, president.
Every year the members of the Senior Class seem to
think that, for some reason, the are by far the best class
in school. This year, though, the Seniors behaved dif-
ferently. They did not think they were the best, they
knew they were tops, and did not waste any time letting
the rest of the school know it.
A faculty member was once heard to say, "We ad-
mit the existence of Sophomores, and treat Iuniors like
normal human beings, but letis face it, the Seniors run
this schoolf' Which is not far from wrong.
This year's graduating class started blazing a trail
through S.H.S. the first day they appeared their Fresh-
man year. While Frosh are always somewhat bewildered
and confused, the upperclassmen of that year were amazed
at the speed with which the class of 1957 was catching
on to such vital skills as getting to class five seconds
before the last bell, getting out of class three seconds after
the first bell, and thinking up new excuses for the people
in the office.
That year was marked by a continuous procession of
elections, field trips, dances, and once in a while, home-
work. Far from being dazed with their success, however,
the class flew right in at the start of their Sophomore
year and began making names for themselves in organi-
zations, scholarship, and athletics.
The final lap in the race toward supremacy start-
ed when the Iuniors of 1956 set out to prove that for
the first, and last time, in history, the Iuniors were the
number one class. Taking upon themslves vital positions
on every athletic team, occupying organizational offices
previously held only by Seniors, and completely con-
trolling social life of the school, the Iuniors lowered the
boom on their elders. Their unique Scag Dance was only
one of their successes, while Student Council elections
were the liveliest and most colorful in years.
This year the Seniors were the undisputed top dogs,
and ruled the school with a firm and steady might. Be-
tween their championship athletic teams, social activities,
successful charity drives, and inspired guidance of our
schools clubs, they made an impression on S.H.S. which
will not be forgotten for many years.
CAP AND GOWN COMMITTEE-
Making sure the Seniors will be all dolled
up for their last stand, the cap and gown
committee attempts to find scholarly look-
ing outfits. Kathy Darlow, chairman,
Hardy Doyle, and Dorothy Buikstra dis-
cuss their problem.
Nita Rae Anderson
Darla Scott Asbill
PANEL COMMITTEE-How best to
save for posterity the likeness of the note-
worthy Seniors? Charles Donaldson and
Don Iohnson share this top secret informa-
tion with a knowing grin.
Friends, family, strangers, and long lost
relatives-we'll need an announcement for
them all. And these fine people will sell
them to you. Ierry Lewis looks happy and
eager to sell while Roy Hix and Carolyn
Linsenmeyer, chairman, look on.
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Bobby Io Dunford
I. D. F rank
I O R S
CLASS NIGHT CQMMITIEE-com!
Nothing but corn! Tom Griffin simply
doesn't like Rosalind Helms' idea for
Class Night, however, Bob MacLean
thinks it's not such a bad idea. Pat Oates
works on an idea of her own.
Settling down for the work of arranging
for Baccalaureate services are Iudy Can-
field and Carolyn Baker, chairman. They
seem to he facing their task with a smile.
Roy H ix
Mary Ioyce Human
Ierry Ann Lewis
N I O R S
Carol and Dionne have some original ideas
for commencement and exercises and are
keeping them to themselves.
dreaming about the exciting decorations
they have ready for commencement night
are Larry Shaffer and Carol Bruce,
Billie Lou Millard
Carol L. Myrick
Margie Hraswell Rcmher
CLASS PICNIC COMMITTEE-How
about Yellowstone? Palm Beach? Well
they sound nice to Mary and Wilma and,
but well, money. On second thought-
Ianet Marsden Smith
Ruth Ann Solick
Carol Phelps Williams
S E N I O R S
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Howard Puckett, lrcasurerg Linda Skelton, sccreitaryg Iohn Garner, vice president
Mike Cleverdon, president.
Preparing themselves for the big job of giving a prom, under the leader-
ship of their officers, the junior class members are busy in various ways to
make the 1957 Iunior-Senior Prom the best in SHS history. All the money
earned from Iunior workday and other activties will be used to finance this
Personages of this group are beginning to feel the restraining halter of
responsibility that they are slowly but surely being conditioned to receive as
Seniors of '58. As a group the Iuniors are becoming more sure of themselves
and their surroundings, sure that they can tackle the world and come out on
top. We wish them luck as our successors.
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Ierry Thompson has cooked up some
fiendish plots for juniors to make money
judging from the grins of Diane Powell,
Zara Campbell and Iames King. Darrell
Dedrick is trying-anything!
Mary Ann Craig
Dana Kay Daniel
Lee Roy Daniels
Dana Kay Doyle
SEATING COMMITTEE-Drawing pro-
posed seating diagrams for the prom,
Randy Iones discusses the merits of his
plan with Lynda Hansen and Ioe Mc-
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this committee in their valiant effort to
pick a menu everyone will enjoy. Chair-
man Killingsworth listens to suggestions
from Treva Langford, Robert Foster, San-
dra Martin, and starving Iohn Price.
Carol Ann Greiner
Tr 1111 Holland
PARKING COMMITTEE-After we get
the people, what de we do with the ears?
This pressing problem plagues chairmen
Tom Holland and Ed Killian. But Caro-
lyn Morgan isnlt bothered-she'll have a
date-let him worry.
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ful people propose plans for attending the
cinema on prom night. Dana Doyle's at-
tention is wandering hut Russell William-
son, Ioan Iacobs, chairman Horn and Iudy
Saera are on the job.
Mary Ellen Maxwell
PROM COMMITTEE-Does Powell look
like he has his mind on his work? We
doubt it. Oh, well, with Carol Greiner,
chairman, and Sue Walters around we
may still have a prom.
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PROM COMMITTEE-Cookies may
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RING COMMITTEE-Eyes bloodshotP In-
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committee. Notice the faraway looks on the
faces of Sam Sheehan, Wanda Peery and
Dick Holmes as they rest a moment.
RING COMMITTEE-Aha! More attentive
ring committee members. No doubt slave
driver chairman Darla Hansen is cracking the
whip. Her subjects are sharp-eyed business
men Hinrichs and Tye. Margaret Robbins
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The Sophomore class might be termed the "lost class."
They have been around the school too long to be new
faces, still they have not been around long enough to
begin running things.
This fact has not in the slightest dampened their
spirits. They have gone ahead, and made their Sophomore
year a memorable one.
They set a precedent in SHS by campaigning for class
offices and electing by secret ballot. After electing these
officers, they put them to work planning a way to raise
money for their lunior and Senior year. This spark of
ambition and foresight so early in the game is practically
a precedent in itself. Thanks to the hard working com-
mittees, and just plain, hard-working Sophomores, their
carnival was marked on the slate as one of the major
social events of the year. Needless to say, it proved very
profitable for the enterprising Sophomores.
One can always recognize a Sophomore after the first
of the year. This is the time when the boys lettering in
a sport get their letter jackets for the first time in high
school. A Sophomore is now easily distinguished be-
cause he seems to have a passion for these jackets, he
attends classes, eats, sleeps, and so the story goes, even
bathes in his.
The female of the species can easily be determined by
a quality that can only be termed "pertness." Like some
blithe spirit a Sophomore girl is, in most cases, a con-
stant "smiler and well-wisherf' As opposed to the fright-
ened look of the freshmen, the determined look of the
Iunior, and the responsibility laden look of the Senior,
the Sophomore, with no big problems yet, literally floats
through the halls on Cloud 9.
If one can distinguish a good graduating class by
their performance as Sophomores, then theodds in fav-
or of the ,59 class are to high to gamble.
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Ruth Ann Claunch
Mary Ann Cooper
Mary Frances Elwell
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Mighty things from small beginnings grow! This motto could be adopted by the
Lost and bewildered when they entered Stillwater high, the Frosh soon caught on to
the trends imposed by those before them.
Being promoted into high school gave them new responsibilities as the teachers now
treated them as young ladies and gentlemen.
A choice of various organizations gave them an opportunity to show their enthusiasm.
The boys, who lettered in sports, always look forward to late spring when the S club
gives them a chance to prove their Worth as scurves'. The interest of the girls is directed
toward F. H. A. and Y-Teen, though there are several organizations for both boys and
girls, such as F, T. A., Thespians, I. U. O. and Science Club.
"Young folks are smart, but all ain't good thetls neW.',
This fact was soon discovered when homework assignments were made by their
One hundred and eighty dollars contributed to the Polio Drive by the Freshman
Class made the other classes aware that the arrogance of age must submit to be taught
by youth. The entire school body was forced to recognize by this campaign not only the
existence of Freshmen, but that their enthusiasm and stick-to-it-ness had completely over-
whelmed upper classes. A good start for a good class.
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Carl Tilley has been a Well-liked man
around S.H.S. for many years before
he stepped into the position of principal.
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student body-kind, understanding,
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a sincere interest in each individual stu-
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In its first year of publication, the Stillwater All-
School News has been the answer to a dream of the
Iournalism 1 students, who composed the staff this
Although many faults still exist for future classes
to iron out, the All-School News, which is printed
by and included in the Stillwater News-Press each
week, is a vast improvement over the mimeographed
Probably each journalism student has one special
thing which will be remembered about the paper, but
the memory which all are sure to have in common is
the frantic, nerve-racking scramble each Wednesday
to make the 3 o'cl0ck deadline.
One page of the paper, which was eagerly awaited
each week, was devoted solely to the work of our
pioneering columnists, Iudy Sacra, Sue Walters, and
Doris Duckwall Gary Clark Carlene Barnes
Mary Hamlet Iohn Garner Iudi Dudley
others. Each week one senior was chosen to be hon-
ored as Pioneer Personality.
Doris Duckwall, Wanda Peery, and Darla Han-
sen covered the grade school news.
The great burden, but the mainstay of the paper,
the club news, fell upon the other members of the
class who received fewer bylines but often spent hours
covering their beats. Those in this group were Iudi
Dudley, Mary Hamlett, Carolyn Morgan, Sarah Par-
rott, Iune Killingsworth, and Carlene Barnes.
lndelibly drawn in the memory of Richard Der-
mer, editor, and Gary Clark, associate editor, are the
long Thursday evenings spent in make-up of the Fri-
day edition. However, with the help of Iohn Garner,
Bill Overholt, Phil Stout, and Tom Holland in writ-
ing copy to keep from being underset, the Thursdays
slipped away and the traditional "gon came too soon
on the end of the ,56-,57 school year.
Tommy Holland Iune Killingsworth
Darla Hansen Sarah Parrott ' Vvanda Peery ' Carolyn Morgan
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Not long ago a student sauntered slowly into room 30 and said, "Hey,
what is the matter with you guys, donit you ever work?,'
lt so happened that at the time we were considering a particularly rough
situation and were probably working harder than at any time during the year,
even though our relaxed position might not have exactly emoted creative en-
ergy to the curious eyes of passing scholars.
We quickly set the poor misguided soul straight, and he continued on
his way with a new insight into yearbook production, though undoubtedly
worse the wear for the experience.
Do not misunderstand me, we move sometimes. This, granted, is on
rare occasions g but when we do have to move, we have to move fast. Some
things only happen once a year, and these events require fast action and a
To be a journalist one has to be snoopy. We, therefore, pretend to be
journalists. We try to find out everything that is going to happen before it
happens. If we did not catch this action, it did not appear in the preceding
This yearbook, to put it mildly, represents a major change in design from
its predecessors. Its ideas are not necessarily new, but the way they are handl-
Our goals have been different from the staffs of yearbooks before us.
They presented a book that told what we have in S.H.S. and the people who
were connected with these things. Our idea has been that the students know
what we have in our school but need to have a memory book of the things
that happened this particular year, day by day.
Yearbook production is hard work, but it is fascinating-fascinating be-
cause we could create, snoop, and try to second-guess your wishes.
Above all, creative thinking has been our objective. That is why the
boy I mentioned before thought we weren't working--you cannot see the
We have achieved a yearbook-a book of memories-that we are proud
of, we want you to be proud, too.
HARDY DOYLE, Editor
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