Strafford High School - Torch Yearbook (Strafford, MO)
- Class of 1959
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Fcrculfy and classes
A new generatron
a new system of learnrng
And wrth the new system
hlgh school educators have become
the property of thelr students
They not only share therr knowledge
It IS the comblnatron of the two
that makes the student
aware that hrgh school
IS not the end of educatlon
but the begrnnmg
in the classroom but their philosophy of life,
Boord works for odvoncemenf of school
Continual improvement of the school system is the goal
which guides the policies formulated by Strafford's Board of
Education. The school board is the final authority on all
matters concerning school policies. The members of the
board represent and voice the desires and aspirations of the
people who own and support the school--the taxpayers. They
meet regularly and spend many hours working for the better
ITISDI of the school since they realize that being a board
member IS a key responsibility To be a school trustee is
Vlrgll Doty to serve the future
President, Board of Education
Arthur Potter Paul Moore Ellen Mae Hufford
Vtce President Secretary Treasurer
Lee Austin Norman iiokanson Denny Foster Hugh Miner
The students of Strafford are fortunate to have such
an experienced educator as Mr, Lawrence J. Ghan as the
head of their school, 'I his year completes Xlr, Ghan's
twenty-first year at Strafford Iligh School, but it is his
thirty-first as a member of the teaching profession.
'I he job of superintendent is an important one. He,
along with the faculty, formulates the school policy, co
ordinates the various activities, and attends to the im-
mediate needs ofthe students, 'I he responsibility for
guidance and administration rest on the shoulders of our
superintendent, Mr, Ghan, Ile meets these responsibili-
ties with understanding and friendliness, He respects the
personalities of those with whom he works,
Mr, Ghan has continually worked to improve the
school. Ile is anxious and willing to further school ac-
tivities, His optimistic outlook on problems, his good
humor, and his willingness to give freely of his time to
help the students have made him a leader and a lasting
friend to all who have attended Strafford High School.
NIH. I.fXI't'iQI-NCQIQ I. CZHAN, huperintendent of strafford
llublic hchools, Xlr, Uhau received an A, from
tlzarlx ltesleyan, .-R ll, S, from Southwest Klissouri state
College, and an Xl.,-X, from Missouri lhiversity,
Our odminisfrofor hos sfudenfs in mind
ELLILN MAE llUIfliUliIJ has been secretary
to Superintendent Lawrence J. Ghan the
past fifteen years, Ixliss Hufford is also
treasurer of the Board of liducation,
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Patsy Bumgarner is demonstrating whirling
the hula hoop to the bus drivers as they await
the 3:36 exodus to make their evening round of
approximately 200 miles, Standing are Gorden
Fraker, Ivin McGee, Fred Kepley, Raymond
Aldridge, Roscoe Campbell, Lee Gibson, Frank
Linng seated, Charles Schwab and Doug Potter,
In 1924, Charles Delp picked up the first
bus load of 35 students, Today there are nine
buses operating, transporting approximately 450
students, or 90 per cent of the student body from
the rural areas.
Crews behind scenes manifest orderly campus
Rex Potter is observing Floyd Rogers and
George Essary check the boiler in preparation
for the coming winter months.
A high tribute is extended these custodians
who are willing to work all hours and to accept
extra duties during their regular hours. Mr,
Rogers has been with the Strafford Schools elev-
en years: Mr. Essary, two years, and Rex Potter,
part-time while attending school, for slightly
over five years, Each one has proved himself
to be "a man of many trades" since he has been
called upon often to perform varied tasks.
Mrs. Lorene Boyd, Mrs. Gladys Rea, Mrs.
Louise Dishman, Mrs. Alliene Davolt, and
Mrs, Jean MeGehee prepare a chili dinner for
r approximately 400 students and faculty mem-
bers served each day,
l The cooks, with Mrs. A1exander's super-
vision, plan the menus two weeks in advance,
For a well-balanced and tasty meal of a main
meat dish or a meat substitute, vegetable,
salad, dessert, and milk, grade students pay
twenty cents, junior and high school pay
twenty-five cents, and school personnel pay
Great leaders of our country have always
been students of history because they realize
that history is not simply a record of the past
but an explanation of the present and the key
to the future. Our knowledge of history has
helped us make great strides forward in such
areas as the farm problem, labor-management
relations, economic stability, and approaches
to international problems.
American history is taught by Mr. Fraker:
Mr, Beasley aptly teaches Missouri history and
Moth cmd history shape the world
At no time in our previous history has the knowledge
of mathematics played such an important role in deter-
mining the future of our country. ln recent years mathe-
matics has had new and diversified uses--in determining
proportions of fertilizer needed to add to the soil to pro-
duce our bumper crops of food, in establishing the amount
of fuel to fly an airplane between two cities, and in the
future for interplanetary travel of man. It is used every-
day in common ways--how much change should you get
back, how many gallons will fill the tank, how much flour
to double a recipe, how much cheaper is the item at this
SIOIC, and countless other ways. Mathematics is important
to all, whether one realizes it or not.
General mathematics and algebra I are offered each
year, and algebra II and plane geometry are alternated
yearly. Mr, Fraker is the instructor of all the math
I., I., Al.EX.-XNIDIiR, Science teacher
and Freshman class sponsor, Mr, Alex-
ander was awarded a ILS, from Missouri
L'nix'crsity and an Ni, S, from the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin, Ile has taught at
Strafford four years,
laboratory gives first-hand experience to 'lony Miner
ant: Inari: ihoznpson as they dissect a frog
Science provides Q basis
Three years ago the science department was re-organized and
established in new quarters with new and modern equipment. In doing
this, the administration had three chief goals in mind: to allow high
school students to better understand and appreciate present -day de-
velopments in the science world, to be better prepared for everyday
living when high school days are over, and to be better prepared in
science should they attend college. The fact that almost two-thirds
of the present high school enrollment is taking science proves the
soundness of this policy,
The course in chemistry studies the uses of chemistry in every-
day living, such as acids, alkalis, esters, metals, and salts which
are used often in our daily lives.
Biology students enjoyed the study of microorganisms, in which
they learned how man could better control both the useful and the
harmful species of bacteria and protozoa, The biology of man as an
example of animal life was also undertaken.
A wide range of timely subjects in science is offered the sopho-
mores in general science, To motivate and to create interest and
a desire for a further study of science are the chief aims at this level.
Free, open discussion is encouraged in this class,
John Stow and Gary Yarbrough
for everyday living
This was the first year a physics
course had been offered, The class be-
came familiar with the laws and prin-
ciples underlying the use and operation
of modern machines, the rotation of the
planets, and the nature of force, heat,
and energy and their applications in the
modern business society. Light, sound,
electricity, electronics, sonar, and a-
tomic energy were also challenging units
filter liquids in chemistry.
Weighing a pencil mark is an intriguing experimentg
Danny Txlurphy and I.ouis Ihompson take notes as lidith
Belknap performs the experiment.
General science student Lewis Bunch is listening intently as
Mr, Alexander explains how to determine humidity,
NANNIE F, ROSS, English instructor,
has taught six years at Strafford. Miss
Ross obtained a B. S, from Southwest
Missouri State College and an M. A.
from George Peabody. Miss Ross is a
sponsor of the Freshman class, and di-
rects dramatics and forensic activities.
The knowledge and correct use of English is a necessary require-
ment for any vocation, Through the study of English, students acquire
skills of practical value in later life--self-expression in oral and writ-
ten communication, Our life is enriched by reading and by being able
to understand and enjoy what we read. Everyone must have an accur-
ate working knowledge of his own language.
No student would be able to carry out the learning process without
a source of information. The students spend many hours reading in the
library taking advantage of this opportunity, Many have been occupied
with a new set of encyclopedia which was purchased this year,
During the four years of English instructed by Miss Ross, the study
and correct usage of the parts of speech and all facets of English gram-
mar are presented, Spelling is stressed and vocabulary is enriched,
Literature is offered each year, and gradually it becomes enjoyable as
one sees the beauty of the great works,
English offers an opportunity to develop one's abilities in and ap-
preciation for the dramatic and speaking arts in the class plays and in
the forensic contest,
Miss Ross explains the use of a word to Estell Andrews.
Frank Gilmore enjoys reading Geoffrey
Senior English class.
Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" to the
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The five students entered in the forensic contest at Ash Grove
were: Edith Belknap, Beverl f Wardell P t 'B
gil Doty, and Jerry Bishop.
y , a sy umgarner, Vir-
sfressed in English courses
Jerry Bishop is demonstrating the scientific procedure
used in making lye at the forensic meet at Ash Grove.
Five Strafford students were entered in the sub-
district forensic meet at Ash Grove on March 13.
The ratings were as follows: I, Beverly Wardell,
story tellingp I-, Edith Belknap, prose reading: Pat-
sy Bumgarner, poetry readingg II, Virgil Doty, news
broadcastg III, Jerry Bishop, demonstration speech.
March 20, the three students who received I
ratings at Ash Grove went to Southwest Missouri
State College for the district meet. All three en-
tries earned a II rating.
The field of business may interest many of our students either
in college or as a typist, secretary, or bookkeeper. It is the job
of the commerce department to prepare students for the highest pos-
sible employment opportunity.
Two beginning typewriting courses, shorthand, secretarial prac-
tice, and bookkeeping are offered. Shorthand and typewriting are
necessities for a future secretary and also are valuable aids to a col-
lege student. Bookkeeping today is valuable not only in the business
world, but in learning to keep personal records in an orderly manner
to facilitate income tax filing. The secretarial practice class is
known as the "busy" class. Students do quite advanced work in type-
writing, do much duplicating, and publish the annual and the month-
Charlotte Duncan practices writing
shorthand while Joyce Rogers tran I d k
R ' Commerce department oys groun wor
The 1958-59 Broadcast staff had a goal "set"
for them last fall, For the first time the 1957-
59 Broadcast received a "one" rating from the
Missouri lnterscholastic Press Association, and
four individual articles rated "ones, " The pre-
sent staff has worked long hours hoping to re-
ceive the same high rating,
Feature Editor Joyce Rogers is writ-
ing a feature article: Society Editor
Charlotte Duncan is getting ideas
for Student of the Month interviews.
In the back, Patsy Bumgarner helps
Rex Potter write his sports Dage.
Mrs. Stombaugh explains how to fill out the work sheet
to bookkeeping students--Madelyn Schnick, Goldie Dean,
Danny Murphy, and Earl Hammond,
For the second successive year the TORCH
earned a "Rank l--Excellent" rating, The in-
dustrious TORCH staff had many duties--drawing
layouts, working on write-ups, headlines, cap-
tions, typing, checking names, and taking pic-
tures. More pages were devoted to departments
this year, and more "action" shots were taken,
While Miss Nannie Ross edited all write-ups,
Mrs. Stombaugh, advisor, worked closely with
the staff, giving them suggestions, as well as
making the final check on each page submitted
to the publisher,
for business world
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Patsy Bumgarner, TORCH Editor, is now
ready to make assignments for each page
Meeting that deadline means many late
hours and much cooperation from all the
staff, Editors Shirley Chalupnik, Joyce
Rogers, Charlotte Duncan, and Orville
Lile check their pages while Assistant Ed-
itor Carol Davolt fstanding, centerj ex-
plains some of the details.
HELEN STOMBAUGH, Commerce instructor,
attained her B, Ed. at Illinois State Normal
University. She is a Junior class sponsor and
the willing advisor of the school paper and
annual staffs, This completes Mrs. Stom-
baugh's second year at Strafford,
Broadcast Editor Shirley Chalupnik spends
many periods preparing the paper layout
before each issue,
ELIZABETH ALEXANDER has
taught Home Economics for
eleven years at Strafford, Her
B, S, was obtained at South-
west Missouri State College:
she has done additional work
at Missouri University, Mrs.
Alexander is an able sponsor
Strafford High School is proud of her home economics department,
The classes have available a large modern kitchen and dining room and
a sewing room, This year a washer-dryer combination unit was added,
which enabled students to study a unit on the proper methods of washing
and drying all types of fabrics,
Four units of home economics are offered to the girls. Home eco-
nomics students learn the fundamentals of grooming and personality de-
velopment, Simple money management and budget making are studied,
In sewing the students experience the satisfaction of completing garments
for themselves and other members of their families. The foods depart-
ment stresses nutritiong family and guest meals are prepared with empha-
sis on etiquette and table setting,
The boys' class studies family finances, nutrition, food preparation,
table setting, etiquette, and textiles as they are related to men's wear,
The latter unit was completed with a trip to a men's clothing store,
where a professional clothier discussed the qualities to look for in buy-
Culminating the year's work was the annual style show in which
the students modeled costumes made by themselves, The girls gain
poise and self-confidence from the experience of modeling for the pub-
Good homemoking studied
of the Sophomore class.
"Keep stirring, " says Mrs, Alexander to Jerry Bishop
as he makes pie filling,
Donna Rowden stitches the band on the skirt she is
making in Home Economics I.
IVlN MCGIEIE, Industrial Arts instructor,
has attended Southwest Baptist and Mis-
souri Universityg he received his 13. 5.
at Southwest Missouri State College.
This is Mr. McGee's thirteenth year at
Strafford. Mr. McGee acts as a Sopho-
The industrial arts program plays an important role in a
push-button prefabricated society by giving young people op-
portunities to experience the joy of planning, of building, and
in the true sense of the word - of creating with their hands. A
practical program as well as a useful one is offered, in that it
provides an opportunity for students to develop a hobby which
can be put to immediate use in the home or in a successful
Safety, proper handling of tools, machines, and mater-
ials, co-operation, and better work habits are stressed. The
goal is to develop each individual student to the best of his
Five courses are offered: general shop, open to fresh-
men or students with no previous shop experienceg general
woodworking, offered as the second year course with more
emphasis on woodwork projectsg advanced woodworking
course, offered only to juniors and seniors who have com-
pleted two previous years in shop, mechanical drawing, of-
fered to seniorsg and arts and crafts, offered to juniors and
So that the patrons in the community may become ac-
quainted with shop activities, an annual exhibit is held in
the spring, Many of the boys also enter their projects in the
Industrial Arts Fair at Southwest Missouri State College.
First-hand experience is gained in shop
Robert Taylor and Bill Phipps observe as Mr.
McGee explains how to make a letter open-
er out of plastic.
John Switzer gets help from Marvin Wells on his industrial
arts project, a cedar chest.
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Students learn value
Four years of physical education are required, This year
for the first time an intramural program was organized. About
fifty boys participated in the intramural basketball program
during the noon hour, A tournament was held, andthe first
place games were played at a special high school assembly.
The girls participated in the Greene County League Volleyball
Tournament at Willard.
Through the classes and intramural program, the students
develop not only a healthy body, but also graceful movements,
an interest in sports, and personal qualities such as co-opera-
tion and competition findividually and in groupsj, fair play,
self-control, and self-confidence - - all attributes which help
to make a worthwhile citizen.
and fun of exercise
RONALD BEASLEY, instructor of athlet-
ics, attended the University of Missouri
and obtained his B. S. at Southwest Mis-
souri State College, Acting as a Senior
class sponsor is one of Mr, Beasley's
many activities. He has been at Straf-
ford two years,
Building their co-ordination by doing exercises are Rex
Potter, Dean Rowden, Jerry Trogdon, Eddie Skaggs, Erin
Winter, and Marion Wolf.
"Practice makes perfect" is a saying used by
the volleyball team. Goldie Dean is prac-
ticing with Grace Hoyer, Donna Coursey,
Patsy Bebout, Beatrice Stever, Alice Russell,
Beverly Wardell, and Mildred Hoyer.
Music contests highlight the year
A I- rating was earned at the sub-district festi-
val at Ozark by the clarinet quartet. Julia Kirk-
up, Tony Miner, Barbara McCubbin, and Barbara
Campbell made up the quartet.
There were nine solo entries at the sub-district music con-
test at Ozark: Janet Handley fvocalj, Patsy Bumgarner fvo-
calj, Judy Cobb fvocaly, Julia Kirkup fclarinetj, Carol Da-
volt fvocaly, Madelyn Schnick fstring bassj, John Jackson
Qcornetjg Jeannie Lawson fviolinj, and Patsy Gibson, seated
fpianoj. Five of the nine went to the district at SMS: Jean-
nie Lawson, Patsy Bumgarner, Patsy Gibson, John Jackson,
and Carol Davolt. Jeannie Lawson was the only entry earn-
ing a Ig this entitled her to go to the State Meet at Columbia.
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Julia Kirkup accompanies the girls' quartet,
composed of Barbara McCubbin, Judy Cobb,
Patsy Beesley, and Jeannie Lawson, as they
practice for the district meet at SMS. The
girls earned al- at Ozark.
JOHN FERGUSON, music in-
structor, received his B. Mus.
at Drury College and has done
advanced work at Tulsa Uni-
versity. This completes Mr.
Fcrguson's first year at Straf-
ford. He is sponsor of the Sen-
ior class and Drum Corps.
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Jean Lilc, Linda
er, Mary Ann
A fragrant smell of cedar and joyous faces
cast a spell as the girls' glee club, composed of
sixty-four girls, blended their voices in the
After the Christmas program the girls' cho- ,ff
rus began rehearsing for the music festival at
Ozark, The girls made a II rating at Ozark,
The thirty-five boys in boys' glee club sa. , 4'
spent most of their time in practicing the mixed
chorus songs, The mixed chorus, consisting of
Hold that note! Rosemary
Switzer and Brenda Jones
rehearse a song for girls'
seventy-five members, made a II - at the sub-
district music festival at Ozark.
FIRST ROW: Marilyn Comstock, Linda Forrester, Beatrice Stever,
Jean Coble, Barbara McCubbin, Patsy Beesley, Jean Lile, Linda
Maggard, Dana Forrester, Brenda Jones, Patsy Gibson, Janice Mal-
icoat, Janet Handley, Carolyn Reed, Tony Miner, Charlesetta Wil-
lis, Mary Smith. SECOND ROW: Berneice Brown, Grace Hoyer,
Margaret Compton, Alice Smith, Janice Boyd, Joyce Rogers, Sha-
ron'Trogdon, Paula Allen, Eileen Hammond, Barbara Campbell,
Julia Kirkup, Leslie Potter, Caroline Coursey, Alice Russell, Rob-
erta Morton, Donna Coursey, Nancy Bodenhamer, Zenith Jones.
THIRD ROW: Patsy Bumgarner, Edith Belknap, Peggy Crist, Ruby
l-Ienslee, Elaine Schnick, Donna Rowden, Martha Bishop, Luella
Toothman, Paulette Rookstool, Virginia Brashears, Mary Ann Wolf,
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Bass Horn Player Gary Andrews
works on his band music prepar-
ing for the festival.
FIRST ROW: Jeannie Lawson, Gary Andrews, Julia Kirkup, Patsy Beesley, Nancy
Campbell, Karen Woodard, Elaine Schnick, SECOND ROW: Virginia Brashears,
David Clonts, Alice Russell, Bonnie Austin, Leslie Potter, Paulette Rookstool,
Sharon Rourke, Carol Davolt, Michael Helvey, Patricia Lawson, Carol Stewart,
Nancy Beesley. THIRD ROW: Patsy Gibson, Madelyn Schnick, Janet Handley,
Ellen Winter, Patsy Bumgarner, Barbara McCubbin, Tony Miner, Barbara Camp-
bell, Donna Davis, Margaret Ridlen, Danny Price, FOURTH ROW: Zenith Jones,
Janice Malicoat, Jean Coble, John Jackson, Joe Payne, Mildred Hoyer.
Year sparked by concert
FIRST ROW: Julia Kirkup, Madelyn Schnick, Patsy Gibson, Paulette Rookstool, Leslie Potter, Sharon Rourke, Car-
ol Davolt, SECOND ROW: Barbara Campbell, Tony Miner, Barbara McCubbin, Rosalie Ridlen, Bob Clarkson, Viv-
ian Burney, Gary Andrews, Ellen Winter, Patsy Bumgarner, john Jackson, Janet Handley, Margaret Ridlen, Mildred
Hoyer, Patsy Beesley. THIRD ROW: Danny Murphy, Sharon Hensley, Bill Phipps, Anna Comstock, Joe Payne, Ra-
mona Andrews, Richard McGehee. FOURTH ROW: Zenith Jones, Janice Malicoat, Jean Coble, Jeannie Lawson,
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Grading papers is one of the many jobs that con-
front a teacher, Mr, Linn checks seventh grade
Besides his work as grade school principal, seventh and
eighth grade niath and physical education teacher and driver
education teacher in high school, Mr, Linn is a "Friend in
need" to all students of Strafford,
llis niany jobs keep Mr, Linn busy all day, but he is
never too busy to help students with any problem that may
Although his spare moments are few and far between,
they are occupied with his hobbies of woodworking and of
participating actively in sports,
Mr, Linn, his wife Joanne, and their daughter Melinda
presently reside in Marshfield,
Principal . . teacher friend
WYONA MCGEE, first grade
instructor for the past thirteen
years, attended Southwest
qi Baptist College and obtained
'Sgr' ' her B, S, at Southwest Missouri
LUCY HAMILTON, who teaches
second grade, has attended
Southwest Missouri State Col-
lege. This is Mrs, Hamilton s
fourth year at Strafford,
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Mr, and Mrs, McGee enjoy a mutual hobby, Although teaching is a full-time job, Mrs.
leather tooling, Hamilton finds time to relax in sewing for
. An enthusiastic grade school staff.
Mrs, Lanpher, who was recently married,
specializes in cooking and delights in turn- Flower arrangement is an art in which Mrs,
ing out tasty dishes.
W right is talented.
MARILYN LANPHER, who teaches
the first, second and third grade
overflow room, has attended
Southwest Missouri State College.
Mrs. Lanpher has completed her
first year at Strafford,
RUBY WRIGHT, third grade
teacher, attended Bolivar Baptist
College and received her B, S,
at Southwest Missouri State Col-
lege, Mrs, Wright has taught
four years at Strafford,
BERNICE HYDE, who teaches
fourth grade, attended South-
west Missouri State College
and has been a teacher at
Strafford for eight years.
Arranging an attractive bulletin board presents
a challenge to Mrs, Hyde,
mferesfed in youth. . .
Reading stories to her students is relaxation
for both Mrs. Carter and the students.
CLARA CARTER, teacher of
the fifth grade, received her
B, S. at Southwest Missouri
State College, Mrs. Carter
has been at Strafford sixteen
DORIS DAVIDSON, instructor
of the fourth and fifth grade
overflow class, has attended
Southwest Missouri State Col-
lege, She has completed her
first year at Strafford,
Mrs, Davidson proves she has a "green thumb, '
as she exhibits her flowers,
Mrs. Knight enjoys working at needle point
in her spare time, She displays some of her
NORMA FAYE KNIGIIT, sixth
grade instructor, has attended
Drury. Mrs, Knight has taught
two years at Strafford,
enth and eighth grades, as well as
elementary music, has attended
' 2' Central Missouri State and South-
west Missouri State College, She
has taught at Strafford nine years
and acts as seventh grade sponsor,
FANNIE WOOD, who instructs sev-
MYRTLE HUGHES, seventh and
eighth grade teacher, received
her B, S, at Southwest Missouri
State College, Mrs, Hughes is
eighth grade sponsor, She has
completed her eighth year of
teaching :it Strafford,
ls it any wonder that playing thc piano is Mrs, Intricate flower arrangement is lots of fun for Mrs
Woods favorite pastime? Hughes.
sincere ond friendly . . professionally prepared
Mrs, McDowell delighw ill Uyillg 0111 New fefilles Mrs. Curtis is checking the hearing of Terry Thomsen
for her family. with an aucliometer, as she checks all grade students
lllflll NlcfDOlx'lfLL, who has at-
, tended Southwest Missouri State
College, has completed her
eighth year as substitute at Straf-
IXIARGARET CURTIS, speech cor-
rection teaeher the past six years,
has attended Drury College, limer-
son College, Peabody College,
Southwest Missouri State College,
and conipletcd her B. S, degree at
The rustle of a
the excitement of the first dinner
date, and the thrill of competing
in a contest
add spice to school life,
In today's theory
it IS speculated
that soclal activities
help develop a well rounded
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student council membersg President Arnold Lile con-
ducts the meeting. FRONT ROW: Patsy Gibson, Mari-
lyn Comstock, Eileen l-lammond, Barbara McCubbin,
Bill Phipps, J. N. Weatherly, Tom Rea. SECOND ROW:
Sterling Price, Margaret Ridlen, Tony Hunt, Harry Trog
don, Shirley Chalupnik, Nancy Campbell, Mr. Fraker,
and Patsy Bumgarner.
An understanding of student problems
and the democratic guidance of these prob-
lems has been the aim of the Student Coun-
cil. Under the capable leadership of Mr.
Fraker, the council demonstrated good citi-
zenship in the direction of the various acti-
The council handled the selection of
the Students of the Month and the Students
of the Year. Christmas baskets again were
placed in the needy homes. Another pro-
ject was the cleaning of the trophy case. It
was suggested to the Administration that a
thirty-minute homeroom meeting be held
each Monday morning. This was initiatedg
after the business meeting in homeroom,
the council suggested appropriate general
topics for discussion at these meetings.
Council displays democratic leadership
Student Body President
ln the spring, one of the student council projects is to
clean the trophy case. Polishing the trophies are Ster-
ling Price, Bill Phipps, Judy Cobb, Marilyn Comstock,
and Jerry Smoot.
SHIRI I Y CHALUPNI REX POT FFR P X I SY lnLN1GARlNlR P xLl, LUN1LE'1
Curator s Scholarship Leadership Xward Le rdershrp Award St dent o Year
schol astrc Xxxard
Sfuclenfs earn awards
S M S Scholarship
Betty Crocker Award
CAROL DAVOLT Sophomore Scholastic Award
Junior Scholastic Award Student of Year
Curator s Scholarship
Freshman Scholastic Award
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Dr. flrthnr Sinith, it lil..1,4jgfLlLillilIC
of Strafford High School, presented
the izoinnicnccinent address. Dr.
Smith, :it present, is it physician
at st. Lonis City lflospitzil.
The Reverend Gene Atkins,
pastor of Kings Wtiy Methodist
Church in Springfield, Missouri,
delivered the serinon at the hac-
calanreate services which were
held in the school anditorinin
May to, Ugg, at 3 p.ni.
Semors receive dlplomos
W1th mxxed emouons each semor
takes 1115 place on the stage as the
orchestra plays the process1ona1
JOYCE ROG ERS
Weldon King finds if difficulf
1959 Torch Queen
MARILYN L,UMb I OCK
fo determine Torch Queen
Marilyn Comstock, a junior, was chosen
the 1959 TORCH Queen by Weldon King, fa-
mous for his photographs of African scenes,
Queen candidates were: Freshman, Eileen
Hammond: Sophomore, Zenith Jones: Senior,
In 1941, as Official Photographer for the
Harbor Defenses of Manila and Subic Bays,
King found himself on Corregidor taking pic-
tures for the U, S, Army, On one of King's
five expeditions to Africa, he was still-man
on the African unit of MGM's "Something of
His work has appeared in LIFE, HOLIDAY,
SATURDAY EVENING POST, SPORTS ILLUS-
TRATED, and READERS DIGEST. In addition,
he has done many illustrations for encyclope-
dias, View-master reels, and books Qincluding
seven animal pictures under the Gatti banner
for the popular "Living Mammals of the World
Masai warriors of northern Tanganyika Territory British
East Africa, show Weldon King their spears and clubs
EILE EN H AMMOND
Seniors sfoge production
Candles going out hy unexplained methods, ghosts speak-
ing from the grave, hats floating across the room, and clocks
cuckooing out of time lent an air of mystery to the annual
Senior play, "The Night Owl, " 'Iihe three-act mystery-com-
edy was presented on December 4,
James Gray fArno1d Lilej is trying to determine
whether Ann Uoyce Rogers, prefers 'cave men' or
quite romantic men,
Jack flvlarion Wolfj, June fCharlotte Duncanl,
Wimple fErin Winterj, Daisy QRosemary Switzery,
Ken Hom Real, are terrified as Mrs, Karley
fShirley Chalupniky tells them the house is haunted
Juniors presenf "The Bus Sfops Here"
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Goldie Dean Uenny Simmsj, a young waitress, tells
Judy Cobb fMartha Bakery, the proprietress of the
Greyhound Bus Station, that she can hardly wait for
Earl Hammond QHarold lllingsworthj, a bus driver
who is due in at any moment. Danny Murphy fjerry
Waldy, a young boy who works at the bus station looks
on in disgust.
The bus has arrivedg Judy Cobb fMartha Bakery consoles Jim Grier
Uack Freemany, a local sailor home on leave, who had planned
to be married, but who finds he has been jilted. Two other pas-
sengers, Irene Kepler Ueannie Lawsony and J. M. Kepler Uohn
Jacksonj, find they are stranded overnight in the small town be-
cause of car trouble.
"The Bus Stops Here," a three -act comedy-
drama, was presented by the junior class on April
24. The locale of the play is the county seat in
a prosperous farming section of a midwestern stateg
the scenes are enacted in the lobby of the "Palace
Hotel and Lunch Room," which is also used as a
waiting room for people traveling on the Greyhound
bus. The plot centers around the lives of the bus
station proprietress and employees and the passen-
gers who arrive on the bus one evening in Septem-
The cast included: Martha Baker Uudy Cobbj,
Jerry Wald fDanny Murphyj, Jenny Simms QGoldie
Deanj, J. M. Kepler Uohn Jacksonj, Irene Kepler
Ueannie Lawsonj, Irma Smith fMadelyn Schnicky,
Lyla Graham fCaro1 Davoltj, Jack Freeman Uim
Grierj, Harold lllingsworth fEar1 Hammondj, Glad-
ys Caldwell fPatsy Gibsonj, Robert Caldwell fSterl-
ing Pricey, Donald Webster fLoren Winterj, Trudi
Lynn QBeverly Wardellj, and Ted Uim Morrisj.
Jim Morris Cfedj, another bus
driver, waits while Loren Winter
QDona1d WebsterJ, a young bus-
iness man, tells Irma Smith fMad-
elyn SchnickJ, an old lady, about
tells Irma that Trudi has chosen to
go to Hollywood, rather than be
married, as planned.
his fiancee, Beverly Wardell QTrud1
Lynnj, a beauty contest winner. He
Foirylond farewell is hosted by juniors
One of the highlights of the evening IS the four
numbers presented by the BBEJJ Quartet of Spring
field Missouri A variation of Swingin On A
Star is being sung In keeping with the theme
of the evening they also sang Falling in Love
with Love I Love Paris and Red Sails in
Toastmistress Beverly Wardell welcomes the senior class
to the junior-senior banquet at the Colonial Dinner House
on April 30 An aura of fantasyland prevails during the
evening of Fairyland Romance
Loren Winter, a gremlin entertains with
his Reflections in the Pool The 1979
newspaper he discovered in the Wishing
Well provides mteresting news
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Cheerinlg the " IS" tcam on to victory during
the season are, FIRST ROW: Jean Lilg, Jggll
Cohlc, and Edith Iiellrnap. SECOND ROW:
Win, Indians, Win! The "A" team cheerleaders leading the Barbara Campbell Golf-llc lleall and lgev-
students at a pep rally are Julia Kirlrup, Carol Davolt, Pat erly Warden-
Bumgarner, Barbara McCnbhin, Patsy Iiecslcy, and Patsy Gib-
Hoo-rch for Indians!
Getting ready to board the bus are the enthusiastic members of Strafford's team. FIRST ROW: Barbara McCnh-
bin, Patsy Beasley, Patsy Gibson. SECOND ROW: Patsy Bumgarner, Carol Ilavolt, and Julia Kirkup.
Junior candidates reign
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QUEEN Patsy Gibson
KING Danny Murphy
The crowd is readily awaiting
Gibson by Student Council
Clint, Becky Taber, Kathy
David Lee, Pam Essary, and
Attendants - Ju nior Cowan,
bell, Mar1ynnColeg Senior At-
Murphy and Patsy Gibson: Sen-
ants - David Clonts, Brenda
Fall festival creates competition
One of the most exciting dates in the fall is
the Fall Festival, On October 10 the annual Fes-
tival proved to be one of the most successful in
recent years. All classes planned many projects
to raise money for their king and queen. The
net proceeds were 31, 059.112, They were used
to purchase seating for the school gymnasium,
to provide free entertainment for all school chil-
dren through the lyceum programs, and to pro-
vide funds for the 1959 TORCH.
the crowning of King Danny Murphy and Queen Patsy
President Arnold Lile. FIRST ROW: Organist, Art
Poynor, Lester Comstock, David Collins, Gary Scott,
Sandy Cunningham, SECOND ROW: Seventh Grade
Linda Jones: Eighth Grade Attendants - Nancy Camp-
tendant - Keith Steverg King and Queen - Danny
ior Attendant - Charlotte Duncan: Sophomore Attend-
Ionesg Freshman Attendants - J, N, Weatherly, Alice
As bride Georgia Burleson and bridegroom Earn-
ey Smith of the Tom Thumb Wedding walk down
the aisle, Preacher Rodney Dishman observes hap-
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Preparing for the first customers at the country
store are Mrs, Lanpher, Mrs. Knight, and Shar-
mlm isellmap' Mm
Rejoicing over the birth of the Christ Child are
wisemen fBob Snow, Bill Phippsj, Joseph fTom
Real, Mary fSharon Trogdonj, and wiseman
fPaul Lumleyj. Second Row: Angels fBeverly
Wardell, Donna Coursey, Patsy Beboutj, shep-
"The Firsf Chrisfmosu
Although people have been celebrating the
birth of jesus Christ for hundreds of years, it is
always a new and inspiring experience each time
the story is portrayed.
While Edith Belknap narrated the story from
the Bible, the birth of Jesus Christ was depicted
once again in "The First Christmas" on Decem-
ber 18, In keeping with the Christmas spirit,
the girls' glee club sang Christmas carols: Patsy
Bumgarner, "O Holy Night"g and an octet, com-
posed of Patsy Beesley, Barbara McCubbin, Pat-
sy Gibson, Carol Davolt, Nancy Bodenhamer,
Judy Cobb, Madelyn Schnick, and Marilyn Com-
stock, "Ring, Christmas Bells, " Patsy Gibson
accompanied the numbers on the piano.
King llerod flirin Winterj is giving the orders
to have all male children killed to wisemen
fBob Snow, Bill Phippsj, scribe Uerry Bishopl
scribe QKcith Stcverl, and slave CSterling
Goldie Dean, narrator, describes lieverly Wardell's red
plaid slim jims while Beverly strolls through the park.
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"Fashions ln Maytime' was the theme of the
style show presented by the home economics
department May 7. Bobby Snow escorts Julia
Kirkup as she models a blue and brown plaid
Home ec and shop display skills
'l'urned bowls and lamps are among the
exhibits of the industrial arts department
held in conjunction with the style show.
School patrons are admiring the projects which
shop students have completed this year.
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SECOND ROW: Patsy Gib-
Brashears, Nancy Boden-
Maggard, Donna Rowden,
FOURTH ROW: Leslie Pot-
Paula Allen, and Mary Ann
This year the Strafford Drum and Bugle Corps, sponsored by
Mr. John Ferguson, has had many opportunities to take part in
various marching activities.
lt has participated in the following: the Christmas Parade,
receiving second placeg the Fire Prevention Parade, receiving
first placeg Marshfield Exhibitiong GCL Tourney, an Ozark bas-
ketball gameg and the Drum Corps Clinic at Joplin.
lvla'orette Pats Bum arner is explaining a formation
Tending the Drum Corps stand are Brenda Jones, Shar- J y g
d M'ld d Ho er. to assistant majorette Carol Davolt.
on Trogdon, Dana Forrester, an 1 re y
Assembly programs presenf varied rolenf
During "Fire Prevention
Week" Wes Stapleton, of
the University of Missouri
explained to the students
the importance of fire pre-
One ofthe purposes of the Fall Festival is to provide free lyceum
programs for the students, The programs give the students an opportu-
nity to see live stage talentg the assemblies are varied and are selected
to interest all ages, For instance, this year the assemblies presented
were: a trampoline artist, chemistry, one-act comedy, and a humor-
In addition to the four lyceum programs, Fire Prevention Week,
American Education Week, and Thanksgiving were observed by hav-
ing special assemblies, ln the spring the SMS Band presented a con-
cert, and Southwestern Bell Telephone furnished an educational assem-
bly on stereophonic sound,
Lower left: At the assembly "Chemistry, The Spectacular Science,
Don McArt of Hollywood demonstrated some of the effects used in
making science fiction pictures.
Center: The SMS Concert Band, directed by Winston E. Lynes, pre-
sented a program of diversified music ranging from the classics to
swing on February 13.
Upper right: Harry Woodberry, of Southwestern Bell Telephone
Company, conducted an assembly on stereophonic sound entitled
"This World of Sound. "
Mental ab1l1t1es alone
do not make for a complete educatlon
Sports develop strong bod1es develop good
sportsmansh1p and develop qu1ck th1nk1ng
The proper proport1ons of
mental and phys1ca1 educat1on
develop a well organ1zed 1nd1v1dua1
The strength the assurance wh1ch
comes from physlcal fltness
and the sense of faxr play developed
1n sports are necessary qua11t1es
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10 won 4 losf conference record
The Strafford Indians coached by Ronald Beasley
had a successful basketball season with an over-all
record of 17 won and B lost, They placed first in the
Greene County League Conference by winning 10 and
losing 4, They were awarded the sportsmanship trophy
in the Greene County League Tournament,
The team was entered in four high school tourna-
ments: Buffalo, in which they placed third: Green-
wood Blue and Gold, in which Strafford was upset by
Bolivar in the first game, Greene County League, in
which Strafford edged Nixa in an overtime to capture
third place: and Class "M" Regional, in which Straf-
ford lost to Willard in the first game,
Rex Potter, Strafford captain, was selected as
guard on the All-Ozarks team by area basketball
coaches and officials, Rex amassed a four-year to-
tal of 1791 points qaveraging 17. 7 per gamey, be-
lieved to be a school record,
The "B" team ended the season with a 9-7 re-
1958 cord. Some of the "B" team players will be starters
watdgd Uopxqy on the varsity next year due to the loss of six gradu-
. A nolfmes a mud Place Cgrxierence. n ating seniors.
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Si the mud P FIRST ROW: Bill Phipps, Jim Morris, Loren Winter, Dean Rowden, Paul Lumley.
Toumarttem' SECOND ROW: Earl Hammond, Rex Potter, Marion Wolf, Erin Winter, Jerry Trog-
don, Keith Stever, Louis Thompson.
Greene County League champions on the way
Above: Six-foot six-inch Erin Wint-
er scores two points despite the de-
fensive effort of Republic's six- foot
five-inch lim Arndt, Winter and
Arndt are the two tallest players in
the G. C. L. League.
Upper left: Coach Beasley is giving
last-minute instructions to Marion
Wolf, Jim Morris, Earl Hammond,
Louis Thompson, Erin Winter, Jerry
Trogdon, Keith Stever, and Rex Pot
Lower left: Rex Potter ponders his
next move with the basketball a-
gainst Willard inthe semifinals of
the G. C. L. Tournament, Willard
defeated Strafford 41-39,
Vorsify Boskefbczll Summary
Fair Grove 33 Strafford
Grccnwood U4 Strafford
Ash Grove 37 Strafford
Walnut Grove Gl Strafford
Republic Gl Strafford
Willard 64 Strafford
Fair Grove 33 Stra fford
Rr-public 62 Strafford
Ash Grove P48 Strafford
Willard 70 Strafford
Nixa m2 Strafford
Nixa 54 Strafford
Walnut Grove 50 Strafford
Greenwood 52 Stra fford
Ozark 38 Strafford
Ozark 70 Strafford
Macks Creek 30 Strafford
Fair Grove 41 Strafford
Republic 74 Strafford
llalfway 54 Strafford
Bolivar 56 Strafford
Fair Grove 32 Strafford
Willard 41 Strafford
Nixa 60 Strafford
Willard G5 Strafford
Ina "l3"tcaI1igal1lcIiltl lxlorris is
fouled by fl Republic playcr as he
attempts a field goal. Strafford
topped Republic 35-353,
FIRST ROW: Bill Phipps, Jim Morris, Loren Winter, Paul Lumlcy, Sterling Price, Danny Murphy, SIECOND ROW:
Alan llale, Johnny Comstock, Bill Austin, Chuck Taylor, Bill Fstell, David Clonts, David Hamilton,
The softball letternien are, FIRST ROW: Danny Murphy, Eddie
Skaggs, Gary Yarbrough, George Stow, Louis Thompson, Rex
In the 1953 Springfield Summer Softball
League, Strafford placed third in the first half
and tied for first in the second half. The In-
' dians won IC11 of the fourteen games played in
In the State Softball Tournament, Straf-
ford won the first game over St. Joseph 2-I .
Strafford lost the second game 5-I to Owens-
ville who went on to xvin the tournament.
In the Buffalo Tournament, Strafford
' won over Marshfield- 5-3 to win the first game
and lost the second game to Rogersville I2-Q,
I In the Greene County League Tournament,
Strafford won the first game over Walnut Grove
7-O and lost the second game to Republic I2-Q
who won the tournament. Strafford won third
place defeating Xixa 9-2. The record for the
six games played .
Potter. SECOND ROW: Keith Stever, Joe Essary, Bill Estell,
Alan Hale, Sterling Price, Erin Winter. 'THIRD ROW: Jim Mor-
ris, Bill Phipps, Loren Winter, David Clonts, Jerry Trogdon,Mar-
ion Wolf, Coach Beasley. The batboy is Danny Price.
Indians prepare for spring events
In the Greene County League Track Meet, Straf- Track Meet, Wayne Shelley placed third in the pole
ford placed third with 31 If2 points. Strafford won
three first places: Wayne Shelley, pole vault: Rex
vault, which qualified him for the State Meet. He
pole vaulted IO feet 6 inches, surpassing his county
Potter, low hurdles: Sterling Price, Erin Winter, Da- record by 4 If2 inches.
vid Clonts, Jim Morris, mile relay. In the District
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ro rrlz at S.M.S. to
break the Greene County
SECOND ROW: Bill Phipps, Sterling Price, Erin Winter, Loren Winter, Wayne
Shelley, Jerry Lumley.
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Learning to read is important in the first grade
Larry Stewart is dramatizmg the story which
Barney Smith is reading as Mrs McGee looks
Firsf grade makes odlusfmenfs
iz-I T Steve Goodin
' Debby I-licks
5' Tommy llill
.K . Patty Lane
Brenda Jo Young
The second grade teacher, Mrs. llamilton,
helps Merl lxlcliish with the long addition
columns as Regina Daily tries it by herself.
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Charles Berry ' 'J
Evelyn Brown ru '
Linda Kay Cress
J Brenda Forrester
Second graders step forward
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R, W, Goodin
Varied challenges greet third graders
Peggy Collins is helping to make Hallo-
ween festive by drawing a black cat for
the bulletin board,
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ROW 1: Evelyn Allen, James Atkinson, Willard Atkinson, Patty Austin, Ruth Ann Belknap, Dennis Berry, Leslie
Blackard, Weslie Blackard, Dianna Burleson, Gary Camp. ROW 2: Alfred Clarkson, Connie Collins, Jimmie
Compton, Nancy Cowan, Stanley Creson, Glenna Cunningham, Sammy Daily, David Davis, Donnie Deeder,
John Dishman. ROW 3: Jimmie Easterly, Connie Forrester, Flora Friend, Janet Grier, Cecil Hicks, Rebecca
Holt, Joe King, Connie Lane, Fred Lawson, Kemiy Little.
Fourth graders odd new responsibilities
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ROW 1: Donald Aldridge, Marion Andrews, Nancy Beesley, James Buckner, lildon Camp, Peggy Cole, Sandy
Cole, Linda Compton, Ruby Compton, Michael Corlett. ROW 2: Richard Cramer, Carole Davis, Janis Davis,
Kay Deeder, Jeanette Dishman, Marimartha Dishman, Gary Dunlap, Ronnie Dunn, Latney Ferguson, Linda Foster,
ROW 3: Donna Freeman, Lane Gilmore, Delmar Glenn, Terry Graham, Clinton Hicks, Judy Hicks, Nellie Hicks,
Tommy Holloway, Roger Lile, Sue Lile.
Fiffh graders prepare for junior high
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Kip Potter ,
and Jerry Walker prepare for the big
Galen Rogers event by bringing contributions to
Joseph Rourke the country store.
Paul Eddie Wheeler
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Life rs full of changes in sixth grade
Competition often contributes to better grades Tim
Murphy and Tommy Comstock paste and compare stars
on the class spelling chart
ROW I: Ramona Andrews, Helen Atkinson, Bonnie Austin, Barbara Barton, Carol Bradford, Timothy Brashears
Bonnie Brown, Wayne Campbell, Bob Clarkson, Steven Cole. ROW 2: Wanda Cole, Shirley Compton, Anna
Comstock, Everett Cowan, Robert Deckard, Gail Dishman, Jane Dishman, Sue Dykes, Karl Gillespie, Wilma
Glenn. ROW 3: Tony Hunt, lvlariona Jackson, Linda Jones, Shannon Koonce, Peggy lvlaberry, Patsy Mathis,
Mae O'De1l, Peggy Ann Owens, Kenneth Payne, Ralph Rear.
Sevenfh grade brings added inferesfs
"One picture is worth a thousand words." Margaret
Ridlcn watches as Peggy Owens puts the finishing james Rogers ,,,
touches on a picture of the Mayflower. Shgrou Rourke
Tonna Sue West
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Marilyn Compton Nancy Campbell
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Mary Margaret Friend
Mary Edith Glenn
Eighfh graders ready for big sfep
Sharon Hensley shows her doughnuts which she made
to raise money for the king and queen contest to
Mrs. Hughes, Marilyn Compton, and Linda Wills.
Q. Janice Boyd
Freshmen enjoy new privileges.
Realizing the future of a school is often re-
vealed by its students in the first year of high
school, the freshmen desire their activities to
have meaning, Upon completion of the first big
step of their career, some of the highlights that
remain in their memory are .... learning how to
make out class schedules .,., planning a high
school program for the remaining years .... mov
ing from room to room for classes for the first
time ,,,, making new friends ,.., having a locker
of his own--and mastering the combination, , , ,
the little tricks played on freshmen ,.,, that first
big exam ,,., trying out for the athletic teams.,
,, cheering his own team on to win ,,,, striving
to make the Honor Roll .... planning the first
class party "upstairs" on January 12 ,,,, antici-
pating added responsibilities .... knowing the
fun is just beginning, The freshmen hope that
their class, too, has made an unforgettable
place in the traditions of Strafford High.
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new friends . . new challenges
J. N. Wt-atherly
Mr, Alexander and Miss Ross are getting the
freshmen off to a good start, Making our
their first class schedule are Gary Dishman, ,
Ro er lvest
vice president: Paulette Rooltstool, secretary: mi 1 S ma Wm.
,i r e e is
Elaine Schnick, treasurer: and Richard Smith,
"We'll have a good class party, " say Mrs, Alexander,
sponsorg lean Coble, treasurer, Paul Lumley, president:
Lynn Owen Allen
Patsy Beesley, secretaryg Larry Rushing, vice president: . .
and Mr. McGee, sponsor.
Can it be Janice ivlalicoat and Zenith Jones doing a
pantomine of "Bird Dog?" Their skit, dramatized
during the noon hour to obtain funds for their Carn-
ival king and queen candidates, evoked many laughs.
Tenth graders discover the sophomore year pre-
sented many opportunities .... in athletics. . .in com
petition for a position on the pep squad. . , in trying
to become the best possible driver in Driver Training
class. The happy memories include the fun on the
bus trips to out-of-town music and speech festivals
, , ,the gay class parties and the detailed plans made
by the committees ..,, writing news for the BROAD-
CAST ,.,. the skit for the Fall Festival ,,,, the
Christmas program .... Valentine party, All made
up a fun-packed year!
'IZ' 2' J
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and fun. . .for memorable year
Ga ry Thompson
Mary Ann Wolf
ti Billy llunt
Patsy Bebout du- '
Working many hours in shop may mean a better job
after graduation, Johnny Mikcsell is working on
One might think Nancy Bodenhamcr is skeptical as Patsy
Gibson seems to disagree with a snuigtestion made hy Carol
Davolt regardin: plans for the Junior class.
Juniors so soon? .... almost ready
for that final high school year. Many
memories remain of this busy, but
happy year .... selling candy, popcorn
balls, halted goods .... collecting coat
hangers, paper .... all in anticipation
of electing the junior candidates to
reign as king and queen ofthe Fall
Festival .... and winning .... the best
class parties ever .... passing the driv-
er's tcst, and acquiring that drivcr's
license .... choosing class rings in
"spare" time .... National Merit exam.
juniors make plans. .and await their senior year
The Junior class officers, Vice President Ivan Otis,
Secretary Edith Belknap, President Danny Murphy, and
Treasurer Judy Cobb, accompanied by Sponsors Mrs,
Stombaugh and Mr, Fraker, are eager to begin their
paper drive to obtain money for the many junior pro-
High on the agenda ,,,, the first attempt
at dramatics--the junior play ,,,, the climax
of the year, the Junior-Senior banquet--the
difficult, but "most anticipated" planning of
the theme, decorations, souvenirs ,,,, the
honor of ushering at Baccalaureate and Com-
mencement, , , , the great hopes and plans for
a pleasant and memorable senior year,
John Jac kson
IERRY LEE BISHOP
Band 33 Orchestra
3g Glee Club 'Zg
Mixed Chorus l.
The 7959 seniors.
Ready to begin the senior trip are the senior leaders: Shirley
Chalupnik, student council representative: Rex Potter, secre-
taryg Mr, Beasley, sponsor: Eddie Skaggs, Vice president: Tom
Rea, student council representativeg and Mr, Ferguson, spon-
Drum Corps 4: Majorette lg
Annual Editor lg Paper lg
Class Play 21 Student Coun-
cil 3, Co- President lg Cheer-
leader 33 Forensic Contest 4,
Music Contest 4,
Paper Editor lg Class Play 2g
Annual lp Glee Club 43
Drum Corps 43 Mixed Chorus
35 Music Contest 4g Style
Show 2: Student Council l.
This was the "big" year for Seniors .... deciding
what to wear for senior pictures .... the day the class
rings came ,,,, all those scholarship and U, S. Eni-
ployment Service tests .... the many questions regard
ing the future for which they sought answers., , ,guid-
ing hands that opened the doors to knowledge ,,,, the
last class parties ,,., the traditional Christmas dinner
and party for Seniors in the cafeteria .... meeting
deadlines for the BROADCAST and TORCH in Secre-
tarial Practice ,,,, holding those important class of-
fices ,,,, choosing announcements ,,,, the senior play
, ,, ,arising at 4:30 a, m, forthe journey to the lvl,
I, P, A, convention at Columbia, , , what fun ,,,, ath-
letic letters ,.,, the lietty Crocker Future llomemak-
er test ,,,, anticipation of the Junior-Senior banquet
when they could relax and enjoy it ,,,, the "long-
awaited-for" senior trip to Sequoia State Park in
Oklahoma ,,,, presentation of the class gift - a
speakers rostrum for the school .... trying on caps
and gowns for graduation .... senior week ,,,, that
final Honor Day assembly ,... receiving of diplomas
, . , , tears of K1 oy and sadness. . , , congratulations. . . ,
future plans .... that adult feeling ,,,, the Golden
Memories always with them,
mix good times .
CHARLO'l"I'E DUNCAN--Class Play
l, Annual Queen Candidate, Car- '
nival f,lllL'Cll Canitlitiate, Publications
l, Music Contest 2, Glee Club 2,
"All for one, one for all. "
WQXRRIIN ITARMER--Paper l,
JOE IESSARY--Softball 3, Stu-
dent Manager 2, Mixed Chorus
2, Glee Club 2, Class Play l,
Essay Contest--3rd Place, Fire
Warden 2, Cliristlnas Prograin
FRANK GILMORI1- -Class
Rex Potter, Keitli Stever, and Sliirley
Cflmlupnil- k'UllC'.'llII'l1TC on ont- nl' tilt' lfiiilly
tests given tlnring the senior year to Jeter-
llllllk' tin-ir interests, apiitntles, :intl zilwili-
.--,QQ A g'
.xlixtu Llmrns l, l5I'1Ilff,UI'Q'5 T
Rl"I ll lilllli--Mixed Viinrlis V,
GlceFl11l+l, liruni Corps l,
Music cinntt-sr -1,
with Ed vgce
h niaws ' for Se' .
Mr. G ain Eddie S Plans raduauou
cfbncem g d forces Hue: g
in the at 1,
ORVILLE LILE--Mixed Chorus 2,
Glee Club 3, Music Contest 1.
GLENDA MOORE--Mixed Chorus 1,
Glee Club 1.
with hard work. .
ARNOLD LILE--Basketball 3,
Softball 2, Student Council-
President 1, Mixed Chorus 1,
Glee Club 1, Fire Warden 2,
Flag Raiser 2, Class Play 2.
That thrilling moment of trying on
caps and gowns for their own grad-
uation has finally arrived for Harold
Wood and Rosemary Switzer.
forward . .
REX POTTER--BaSk6tbE11l 4, Softball 4,
Track 2, Class President 1, Secretary 1,
Treasurer 2, Publications 1, Glee Club
4, Mixed Chorus 1, Carnival King Can-
didate 1, Christmas Program 1, Music
MARY LOU PRUDY--Drum Corps 4,
Publications 1, Annual Queen Can-
didate, Glee Club 4, Mixed Chorus
4, Music Contest 4, Style Show 2,
THOMAS REA--Class Play 2, Christ-
mas Program 3, Music Contest 4,
Forensic Contest 1, Glee Club 4,
Mixed Chorus 3, Softball 1, Class
President 1, Vice-President 1, Stu-
dent Council 1.
ROBERT SNOW--Christmas Program
2, Carnival King 1, Class Play 1,
Music Contest 3, Mixed Chorus 3,
Glee Club 2,
JOYCE ROGERS--Class Play 2,
Drum Corps 4, Publications 1,
Glee Club 4, Mixed Chorus 3,
Music Contest 4, Style Show 2,
Basketball 3, Track 1, Class
Vice-President 1, Publications
1, Music Contest 2, Glee Club
2, Mixed Chorus 2.
KEITH STEVER--Basketball 4, Softball
4, Track 2, Class Play 2, Publications
1, Class President 1, Glee Club 2,
Mixed Chorus 2, Christmas Program 1,
Carnival King Candidate,
h GEORGE STOW--Softball 4, Track 2,
. Student Council 3, Glee Club 2,
,' y Mixed Chorus 2, Fire Warden 2.
Rex Potter decorates the stage for the coro-
nation at the Carnival.
IOHN S'I'OW--liaskctball R,
Softball 3, Mixed Chorus 2,
Glcc Cllub 2, Christmas Pro-
gram l, Musir Contest 2,
Queen Candidate, Class Play 'Z
Glec Club 3, Mixed Chorus l,
Chorus 3, Glec Club 4,
l, Softball 2, Track 1, Mixed
Chorus 3, Glee Club 2, Music
MINI Cl1ssl'lay2, Has-
ke1b1ll4 5oftb1ll 4 lflag Raiser
'P lxl1xe1lCl1or11s " Glare Club 2,
in f21llLllLl'llL 1 lI"lCli l,
Look oul, World!
Ixlucli excitement when the yearbook wrrixc ' Charlotte Duncan ob
serves as Joyce Rogers exclirms Do I look like tl1'11'? when Rex
Potter poims our a photo
HAROLD WOOD--Glen: Club 4,
Mixed Chorus 2,
GARY YfXRl3ROUGll--Softball 4,
Class President 1, Vice-Presidcrit
l, llublicarioris l, Glcc- Club 2,
Mixed CllOI'LlS 2, Music Contest '2
Although the strains of Pomp and Qrrcumstance fade away the class of 1939 will never forget them when
they reeall those memorable years spent at Strafford High C raduatron is a time of mwed SITIOIIODS not unlike.
those experienced by classes preceding them a happy but sad occasion for these seniors There is a sense of
Memories will be cherished just as the kindnesses and help given the yearbook staff Sincere thanks and
appreciation are extended to the Board of hducation Nir Lfhan Nhss Ross Nlr Ferguson the entire facultx
Lytle Studio and Artmaster Yearbook C ompany for the assistance they have given us We give a special thank
you to our advisor Mrs Helen Stombaugh for the many hours she willingly worked with us
As the 1958 19 school year comes to an end the happy experiences will be remembered as they appear to
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achievement in receiving a high school diploma and of anxiety for the years to come in all their hearts,
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