Strafford High School - Torch Yearbook (Strafford, MO)

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'1 '111- 4. 11'-1 4 Q .11 1 111.'1:'q, AQ 15 1' 71' Q1 my '-1111 111:1i '1 r 11133. 11 1-sc j.1g1's 4111111 11111 .11 111 1 1 1 11 111111 111.1 111011170 11'11111e1p111:111vccQf11s1'111:111r''s llwrfv 1114111111 1.11 , 1111 1 1 1111111111111'z1V1'UIQ1'11, ' ' .... ............ 2 7 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 5 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 ,, y 6 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. ski' 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, - 7 -'viii-L-' -'.1.' , .Nl .1'. fllltllj IMI K sulyu ,I 'X 511-'llgum A it A ,. to I . Ierlilexing prohlum 1eIbl.e1,-isn,,,,,,,I 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 thirty cents, 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 World history, 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 courses. - 9 N , at 9-BX 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, .. 1" 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 40- 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 studied, filter liquids in chemistry. -1 .-3.4. ,- - , 4"Yq.' if 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, .'l'l. 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, Communication IS Miss Ross explains the use of a word to Estell Andrews. Frank Gilmore enjoys reading Geoffrey Senior English class. V .eu- -I2- Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" to the 'Nl' 3 JQ ' W 51 if 'it iffy 2-i Ts. "L "1 reading A A BeveYW Wm - conlest' Sxoty for dell Praciices the fmenslc 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- l ly newspaper. 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 -git 4 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, z'!,.ei 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, -'l4- 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 ,gig 't"' xr Q' 1 f I NCMNMWI 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, 'ist Broadcast Editor Shirley Chalupnik spends many periods preparing the paper layout before each issue, A x... T' A 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- ing clothing, 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- lic, Good homemoking studied of the Sophomore class. "Keep stirring, " says Mrs, Alexander to Jerry Bishop as he makes pie filling, -nu-2 ,,,m-"':,:: 'J:+:'34" fl X Z-2,3 if K, Jo Donna Rowden stitches the band on the skirt she is making in Home Economics I. 'WU' 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- more sponsor. 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 vocation, 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 ability, 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 seniors. 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. . . ts- , an f John Switzer gets help from Marvin Wells on his industrial arts project, a cedar chest. . 17 . 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. .'I8- "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. - 19 - r 11- 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. -4, .3 ' -ff' ' In 1 Numa ggi ii! Ifiif Q l'i,qab1, 35 x4f2fe1u!1aug,, 111,11 ' X 4315 fffsgifi Y .fi 1 A- i'!7'?5iT'? f """va Jean Lilc, Linda ner, Charlesetta Janice Boyd, Caroline Cours- Lewis Payne, Elaine Schnick, er, Mary Ann Yarbrough, Da- Elkins, Wayne 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 Christmas program, 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' ,F l 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. glee club, 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, Estell Andrews. 12 ,al f . at ,U an-I . ,Q , . 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, ad- xx - v Grading papers is one of the many jobs that con- front a teacher, Mr, Linn checks seventh grade math papers. 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 arise. 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 xy J N5 WYONA MCGEE, first grade instructor for the past thirteen years, attended Southwest qi Baptist College and obtained 'Sgr' ' her B, S, at Southwest Missouri State College. LUCY HAMILTON, who teaches second grade, has attended Southwest Missouri State Col- lege. This is Mrs, Hamilton s fourth year at Strafford, 13' N., V .. i, ' V 'nf ,,,,....-- .--"' il-Z.,-f-I-,,,-4 M'-----wn,g.r 'W-'--w-nov-ur' -.---pq-nur V.---p--our .-Q-unit?" ,...-.----1 ...ps-IG" ,,,,,.guIl"" fi 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 her family. . 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. vi 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. L.-I CLARA CARTER, teacher of the fifth grade, received her B, S. at Southwest Missouri State College, Mrs. Carter has been at Strafford sixteen years. 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, i 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 handiwork. NORMA FAYE KNIGIIT, sixth grade instructor, has attended Drury. Mrs, Knight has taught two years at Strafford, X - as ui! enth and eighth grades, as well as elementary music, has attended X ' 2' Central Missouri State and South- fi!!- 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 'A N l .- .Z lllflll NlcfDOlx'lfLL, who has at- , tended Southwest Missouri State College, has completed her eighth year as substitute at Straf- ford, 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 Missouri University, The rustle of a crinoline petticoat, Highlights the excitement of the first dinner date, and the thrill of competing in a contest add spice to school life, In today's theory of education, it IS speculated that soclal activities help develop a well rounded 1lldlV1dU81 255' All at 14 all sian-e, 27 . Y 1 O A . 'emi 1 Q U 1 X , 'Q - t ' 5 , X rf . ' n 5 - . --f 1 , ' I. ,- - a. ' 1. .i."i n V l .-.-.H V: .' .A f .. Q. t, 'L- - , . ..... , ,. Plans for an organized pep club are being discussed by 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- vities. 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 ARNOLD LILE 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. LSA SHIRI I Y CHALUPNI REX POT FFR P X I SY lnLN1GARlNlR P xLl, LUN1LE'1 f Curator s Scholarship Leadership Xward Le rdershrp Award St dent o Year schol astrc Xxxard Sfuclenfs earn awards 'Cf' JOYCE ROGERS Valedictorian S M S Scholarship Betty Crocker Award BARBARA MCCUBBIN CAROL DAVOLT Sophomore Scholastic Award Junior Scholastic Award Student of Year f GN '0'X MARION WOLF Salutatorian Curator s Scholarship CAROLYN REED Freshman Scholastic Award al MICHAEL RYSER Outstanding Eighth Grade Student 'Y 3 ...-9- ., ..,-.-.... J--V...,. M, -.. .,,.,..A fi-rf AY Y, , , A ,U A to j ' P c' Effie - ,' E! ' 1,3 5 v, fm , Q, , . u , :- Un Thnrsdziy, Mary 14, logo, 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. X 33 P , i Vswfs Semors receive dlplomos mm rUL -'T W1th mxxed emouons each semor takes 1115 place on the stage as the orchestra plays the process1ona1 3' JOYCE ROG ERS Va ledxctonal MARION WOLF Salutatorxm 61,1 .31. Weldon King finds if difficulf Marilyn Comsfock 1959 Torch Queen Eileen Hammond Freshman Class Charloffe Duncan Senior Class Zenith .lones Sophomore Class 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, Charlotte Duncan. 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 Value" 119561, 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 QW' Masai warriors of northern Tanganyika Territory British East Africa, show Weldon King their spears and clubs CHARLOTTE DUNCAN EILE EN H AMMOND .KI ZENITH JONES -33- 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 U I l 1 nun: Juniors presenf "The Bus Sfops Here" 2. N ' . X-Z 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- ber. 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. i l ,4"'f ,,, his fiancee, Beverly Wardell QTrud1 Lynnj, a beauty contest winner. He Foirylond farewell is hosted by juniors ,K 1 'Nap 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 the Sunset 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 36 ,, .. f i X. I 'xr 42 1 , - "V an R . -' 'l , cr' , y . f 7 pw 1 . L hu . 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- son. 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. .37- Junior candidates reign .in U Q ' Ig' 5'-B 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 Russell. 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 -1 As bride Georgia Burleson and bridegroom Earn- ey Smith of the Tom Thumb Wedding walk down the aisle, Preacher Rodney Dishman observes hap- pi ,v A 4 ,- Preparing for the first customers at the country store are Mrs, Lanpher, Mrs. Knight, and Shar- on Rourke. 1 tof 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 Pricej, uf Goldie Dean, narrator, describes lieverly Wardell's red plaid slim jims while Beverly strolls through the park. -I +4 N' ww ftvp. U. ghylx pf! ' CQQQ., 41 1.5 1 au' f "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 dress. Home ec and shop display skills .-liz., QW X2 '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. fs Q N , s I A X' f 3. Q '52 Z' , . I Ii' fl'ik"T!fOf-g,Q,..2,- 5 lb 'Irv' ,Pl Q' . 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Ma DD when Sfrofford Drum Corps morches 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. 3 iw , S 2 E R . 154, 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 -43- 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- vention. 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- ous musician, 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, J 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. " -44. 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 . ' . . . D . in building a strong generation. sw' 4 Y . rf I, 1 . Q 'X 'lv A yy 41. -., A ,ffn -sv Q ... L K wry - L Y if-ft? j-or 5 x A 11-:"'-,Aff L W 3 in ,. ' f- ff 'i 1 I Q , 5- , v ,A VTE? ,gi .V Q ifv. 7 ,f-:'rf" " .-1 A . 332.5 ' 45 ' - 1 , -, T' -., 1 2 -f 2 ' ff 5 v '51 S Q , Q. f.. Ewa' s X h 3. 191532 351 ,, Indians ser dutxng ine' l, G . C. L. 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- .59 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. Quia atel C L. 1 show four 'Dau Season WCC. G, - mem. No XO basket env mst Q L Touma K me Buiia W ' C- ' gd 3 fx-Outtla hw, G. earn U5 QQVY ovlsma. 1aC9 U 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. 1 '12 32 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 ter. 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 'H 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 TOURNAlNll5N'l'S 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 G7 81 48 8,5 '12 69 62 70 62 72 57 72 67 81 54 63 74 42 66 76 52 50 30 65 53 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, .49. 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 the league. 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 1-QL N . .rr-:TK w sh n 1 1 :fyue ,fa ey PO e Vw ts FIRST Row: Roger west, muy Austin, olivia cioms, Rex POuer,James Morris. ro rrlz at S.M.S. to break the Greene County League record. SECOND ROW: Bill Phipps, Sterling Price, Erin Winter, Loren Winter, Wayne Shelley, Jerry Lumley. . 50 . CIIIIIC SCLISOII WHS SCVCIIICCII WIIIS OLII of Iwellfy' 1 :nil Without students, knowledge would not be w1thout the search educatxon would wlther w1thout educat1on the world would be lost the destlny of the world 11ves 1n the hands of xts students sought: Sfudenfs 'MQ 'F-vs., , f ,wr 51 ?' ,ggi I D . . ' 1' sf tx A V fi x 1 ' fb V . I I X.. 1 Mg 2 V ' .g 'ws A ' 'Qfg ' A' 2 Milf: ' 5 I 3 Ch J "1"--' uh. .,..t ,V u 3 1 v ' I , gf si E MT WT ' . f ' ig if A , 4 F .A .QI ,I -Q V 4 1 F5 Q AL' 4 1 -r , LI1 E tx 5' It V x ll , V ,.AA hw ,gr Alvin Blackard Ronnie Bowman Georgia Burleson David Collins Danny Compton Lester Comstock Patty Creson Wesley Creson Sandy Cunningham Larry Dishman Rex Easterly Pamela Essary Mike Gilmore Learning to read is important in the first grade Larry Stewart is dramatizmg the story which Barney Smith is reading as Mrs McGee looks on approvingly Firsf grade makes odlusfmenfs iz-I T Steve Goodin ' Debby I-licks .91 ' Joan Hicks 5' Tommy llill .K . Patty Lane B I Jimmy Mathis Sharon Maybee Harvey McNish Debby Mellon Beverly Morton Kathy Poynor Judy Reece Preston Reece David Rowden Janice Rowden Karen Rutledge Gary Scott Earney Smith Linda Smith Wallace Smith Larry Stewart Rebecca Taber Terry Thomsen Bonnie 'Irogdon Diana Trogdon Carolyn Walker Nada Walker Benny Weatherford Jann Worley Brenda Jo Young The second grade teacher, Mrs. llamilton, helps Merl lxlcliish with the long addition columns as Regina Daily tries it by herself. -4 Bud Atkinson Jackie Austin V " Charles Berry ' 'J Evelyn Brown ru ' Kathy Brown Velma Camp Jeanette Campbell Linda Kay Cress Rodney Dishman Susan Dishman Bonnie Dotson J Brenda Forrester Paul Gertizer Penny Grier Linda Ilelvey Sharon Jacobson Second graders step forward LA YW' I wax v- L. f V .-.f . .,..,4 uw W5 4 4 Q-H PM 5 Charles Pryor Billy Rainey Debbie Jones Connie Keiser Everett Kennell Janet Reed Kenny Scott Judy Smith Jane Stark Linda Tate Janis Taylor Johnny Taylor Steve Taylor Roberta Thompson Mike Turner Janet Walker Nancy West Phillis We st Terry White Frankie Willoughby Darlene Wommack Janeene Worsham Q Regina Daily Glenda Deleour ' 4. L 'F' v 5. ve- v' th, f Q L uv' Lessie King Kathy Kossen Kurt Kossen Fay Lawson David Lee Merl McNish U p- sa 5... A , azz'-S -lvn Danny Cress Donna Crow Barbara Allen Larry Andrews Scott Andrews Sue Andrews Roy Dean Blunt Clara Bodenharner Jeanie Cunningham Susan Davidson Richard Ferguson Ricky Ferguson Jim Goss Arlis Graves Steven Glenn R, W, Goodin Larry Burr Ricky Campbell Mike Collins Peggy Collins Janet Corlett Gary Creson Varied challenges greet third graders Peggy Collins is helping to make Hallo- ween festive by drawing a black cat for the bulletin board, JoAnn Hensley Lanny Justice Jimmy Love Roger McNabb Judith Mingus Mary Pryor Floyd Rainey Kenneth Rogers David Ross Andy Schmitt Quentin Shelley Brenda Smith Betty Stewart Chris Taber Sharon Thomsen Dennis Thompson Garry Trogdon Linda Walker Marilyn Wingo Bobby Williams Barbara Willoughby In 1' f 1- N 35 L 5 L trim and L . 3 -1-A44 x. ,7 , ,J 'ff .. A J J J iflr, J . , is L L' :. Kr iii i ' Kam L ki , 3 Q' 4 4, ,,r -' Q7 if 5- . s Qi ' M 1 I1 ' my 11 fwfrfsf ' HJ 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 Linda Mathis Marilyn Moore Brenda Morton Carla Morton Ricky Patterson i w- . I A . , Roberta Pryor X - Self-expression is taught in finger painting. Glenna Kathryn Reed Q ,,, Cunningham and Connie Collins clean up after their Michael Ridlen ii J - first lesson. - ' " lliiif Dann R vd 9' Ray Schnick Y Oi en f John Solomon Carol Tate Tommy Thomsen Steven Turner June West Phillip West Ruby Wheeler Robert White Judy Winter 0 ' J J J + ' L- L- Y' .6- 5 T - si ' H QQ '0- gn. xxiif-.vlveliiwi ' 1 5 1.1 w 1 f Q ,a .is 1 t , . - '53, . M " ' ,, ,v . ty I 'elf , ' ,,, ff gl' 1 O yu i 3, 1 bf M' ' at ' -' '-1 f J-f 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 fx tv 2 'R df , f. Mui' '-A1 QQ ' 1 T - 3 .13 -Pt' .A--' 51 Pvt ' f. ' infix if . v -, .4f.'.' -1-. -v - if X 9' g. , . at 3 Nancy Lumley Judith Maybee Peggy Mathis Dennis Mathis Jim McDowell Danny Morton David Muse Kermit Owens Judith Payne Carnival time is near! Linda Smith Kip Potter , and Jerry Walker prepare for the big Galen Rogers event by bringing contributions to Joseph Rourke the country store. Loretta Rowden Evelyn Smith Linda Smith Teddy Stever Barbara Stow Rosemary Swenson Linda Trantham Sharolette Trogdon Jerry Walker Tommy West Paul Eddie Wheeler Bill Williams Donald Willis Cynthia Wolter Doris Woods Ray Worley Larry Worsham George Andrews Billy Bebout Billy Berry Kenneth Bowman Paul Buckner Linda Bumgarner Tommy Comstock James lk-tterhoff Ilarold Forrester Michael llelvey Betty llunt Larry Jones Mary Keeling Donna Lane Van Lawson Bob Love Patricia Maberry Richard McGehee ,E , 2.3 6- Q' i 5, L fl Life rs full of changes in sixth grade Jeanne Morton Tommy Morton Timothy Murphy Buddy Potter Juamta Potter Danny Price Competition often contributes to better grades Tim Murphy and Tommy Comstock paste and compare stars on the class spelling chart Carol Pryor Ruth Rose Tommy Smith Janet Stark Carol Stewart Donald Tiller Frankie Tiller Peggy Willis Larry Wingo Doran Woods S 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 7Q7'. ' Herbert Reed Margaret Ridlen lik ,N 1 .L,v..,A LQ' "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 Pamela Ryser Norma Smith John Stroud Larry Thompson Marylin Walker James West Tonna Sue West Steven Winter Karen Woodard 4- .J IJ-- D 'Y'-I-Q li John Atkinson David Baun Loretta Brown Kcnnith Bumgarner Marilyn Compton Nancy Campbell , Marlynn Cole Donna Davis Jerry Davis Oliver Davis Billy Farmer James Ferguson John Freeman Mary Margaret Friend Mary Edith Glenn Donald Handley Sharon Hensley David Hicks Thomas Kirkup John Love Donna Malicoat Eighfh graders ready for big sfep P HH S --4f"" 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. Reed McCubbin Connie Newkirk Rosalie Ridlen Michael Ryser Jerry Shisler Robert Smith Vaughn Snow Marvin Tiller Harry Trogdon Gene West Ronnie West Linda Wills pl William Austin Hobby Barton Frank Hebout Alvis Beersman Martha Bishop Q. Janice Boyd Virginia lirashears licrncice Brown John Comstock Caroline Coursey Larry Davis Gary Dishman Linda Forrester Gary Gardenhire Alan Hale Freshmen enjoy new privileges. Richard Hopper Maryella Koonce Perry Lummis Jim Morris Stanley Morton Walter Morton David Hamilton Eileen Hammond Loyd Hawkins Stanley Helvey 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. Sheryl Patterson joe Payne Lewis Payne Leslie Putter Clrrtmlyn Reed lblilllttllt' Ronl-:str Dwnna Rowden Alice Russell lilaine schniclt Xliee Smith Richard Smith Roy Smith Jerry Smoot Beatrice Stever Dora Stow ml I 3 .. Q .1 11 vt. r Qi I VJ 0,1 - If "' -ff- ,ff r E' If x N ,.r:. new friends . . new challenges sv A: k l 1 T" Charles Taylor Luella Toothman J. N. Wt-atherly lvlelvin Wells 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, president, Ellen Winter Ronald Worsham .. owl "We'll have a good class party, " say Mrs, Alexander, sponsorg lean Coble, treasurer, Paul Lumley, president: Lynn Owen Allen Paula Allen Estell Andrews Gary Andrews Patsy Beesley David Bradford Barbara Campbell David Clonts Jean Coble Virgil Doty David Dunn Norman Elkins Bill Estcll Dana Forrester Donald Glenn Patsy Beesley, secretaryg Larry Rushing, vice president: . . and Mr. McGee, sponsor. rv' fx u. rl F- -V it C' -5 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. -62 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! Brenda Jones Zenith Jones Julia Kirkup Jean Lile Jerry Lurnley Paul Lumley Linda Maggard Janice Malicoat Janet Handley Delores Hicks Mildred Hoyer ,. 'IZ' 2' J . . 'hfifiiv X I' and fun. . .for memorable year Barbara McCubbin Tony Miner Roberta Morton William Phipps Jerry Roper Dean Rowden Larry Rushing Lee Shisler Johnny Snow Richard Solomon not C-f '17 Ga ry Thompson Sharon Trogdon Joann West Gordon Wheeler '15 Bobby Willis Mary Ann Wolf Donald Compton -H ,Q 5' -1 ,-' 'H ,- ful A' 4'1" Lu 'Q ,Y I l Richard llokanson ti Billy llunt Jim Grier Earl Hammond Ruby llenslee Patsy Bebout du- ' Edith Belknap Nancy Iiodenhamer Judith Cobb Margaret Compton Marilyn Comstock Donna Coursey Peggy Crist Carol Davolt Goldie Dean Patsy Gibson Dick Gillespie Working many hours in shop may mean a better job after graduation, Johnny Mikcsell is working on table legs. 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. 5 .I -. 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. 64A 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- jects. James Morris Danny Murphy Bob Pike Paul Price Sterling Price Robert Rear Willa Richards Madelyn Schnick Wayne Shelley Mary Smith Lindel Snider Priscilla Snow John Switzer Bobby Walker Beverly Wardell Marvin Wclls Loren Winter Donna Wo0dS 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, 1 John Jac kson Gerald Landis Robert Lummis Johnny Mikesell 1-1-. v rp- 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- SOI, taryg Mr, Beasley, sponsor: Eddie Skaggs, Vice president: Tom Rea, student council representativeg and Mr, Ferguson, spon- PAT BUMGARNER 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, SHIRLEY CHALUPNIK 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. rs .l GARY YARBROUGH President 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, Cin-XSS MLTVTOZ "All for one, one for all. " YN 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 X FRANK GILMORI1- -Class Reporter 1. Lis.,-ri 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- ties. .--,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, . Skaggs with Ed vgce h niaws ' for Se' . Mr. G ain Eddie S Plans raduauou cfbncem g d forces Hue: g e rn in the at 1, from nigh SCWO 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. ond look 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 Contest 4. 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, g,-sf JOYCE ROGERS--Class Play 2, Drum Corps 4, Publications 1, Glee Club 4, Mixed Chorus 3, Music Contest 4, Style Show 2, EDDIE SKAGGS--Softba114, 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. fo groduofion 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, ROSIEMARY SWl'I'ZIER--.-Xnnual Queen Candidate, Class Play 'Z Glec Club 3, Mixed Chorus l, IIMMIE THOMPSON--Mixed Chorus 3, Glec Club 4, LOUIS 'I'lIOMl'SON--Basketball l, Softball 2, Track 1, Mixed Chorus 3, Glee Club 2, Music Contest l, 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 IOIJAY 72 E ' I w." I ' ' .v .- , , t S Y ' I ' ' ' . 'A ' ' ,- A ,A J .3 . U ' 4 J . u . 2 . achievement in receiving a high school diploma and of anxiety for the years to come in all their hearts, 'I I A I 1 D 1 'V v 4 1 ' 1 1 4 I - v X I ,Yr . D W . K, ' . . . ' X 'I -fl ' . y , US. . . . r M .


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