Thorp High School - Seniorian Yearbook (Thorp, WI)
- Class of 1953
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Assistant Editor ..... RICHARD WIATER
Literary Editor .... BERNADETTE CUKLA
Junior Editor . . . .... DELORES PARKS
Art Editor ..... ........ J EAN CooK
Sports Editors ...... ROBERT BADZINSKI
Ass't. Literary Editors . .ROSANN EBBEN
Business Managers .... ARMON SCHMIDT
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With deep gratitude for the many things you
have done for us, We, the Class of '53 gratefully
dedicate our Seniorian to you, Mr. Gaffney.
SEATED: JOAN RoMANoW1oz, JEAN CooK, ALLENE KENNEY, RICHARD WIATER, SUSAN
HARYCKI, ROBERT BADZINSKI.
STANDING: ToM QUALLE, RICHARD VANDERHYDEN, MARGIE REICHERT, ROSANN EBBEN,
BERNADETTE CUKLA, MR. GAFFNEY, ARMON SCHMIDT.
Nor SHOWN: MR. KITCH, NORBERT TECLAW.
It is with much pride and satisfaction that we, the Senior Class of 1953, present
this yearbook to you. After many long and hard hours of work spent on this, "The
Seniorianj' we can now look back and see Very plainly that our effort has not been
Within a short time after the beginning of school the Seniorian Staff was
chosen by Mr. Gaffney. Allene Kenney was selected Editor-in-Chief with Richard
Wiater serving as her assistant. The work progressed rapidly with these two acting
as our editors. Under the guidance of Mr. Kitch, Bernadette Cukla, Literary Editor,
together with her assistants, Rosann Ebben, Margie Reichert, and Joan Romanowicz
furnished the Seniorian with Write-ups. Tom Qualle and Robert Badzinski, two sports
enthusiasts, edited the football and basketball sections. No annual would be complete
without some art workg to do this Jean Cook was chosen. Pictures are by far the most
significant part of any year book. Richard Vanderhyden was our on-the-spot photo-
grapher. Delores Parks sat in on our meetings as a Junior Editor to gain experience
for the next year's Seniorian.
Every one knows that a book cannot be published without financing. Susan
Harycki and Armon Schmidt worked together as Business Managers. They did a great
deal to provide sufficient funds for the publication of this Seniorian.
We were fortunate to have Mr. Gaffney as the advisor of our Seniorian. To-
gether with Mr. Kitch, who was Literary Advisor, it was a pleasure working on
We hope this - The 1953 Seniorian - fulfills the expectations of all those
who leaf through its pages.
Letter To The Student Body
It is a happy occasion to commend another Seniorian Staff upon the completion
of the 1953 year book. It signalizes the end of another school year and the addition
of one more volume to the growing shelf of Seniorians.
Every Seniorian published is different with respect to theme and yet there is a
common format which prevails. This is in keeping with the accepted standard of good
yearbooks. For after all the yearbook is a record of significant events that have
occurred during the school year.
The year 1952-53 has been a memorable year and thus has provided ample
material for another outstanding book. The editor has been fully cognizant of the
opportunities offered and has incorporated them into The 1953 Seniorian.
I take this opportunity to congratulate the Seniorian Staif and advisors, Mr.
Gaffney and Mr. Kitch, upon an outstanding accomplishment - the preparation and
publication of The 1953 Seniorian.
MR. JOSEPH GAFFNEY, B.S.
Stumleut Council Advisor
MR. POY SWANSON B.E.
MRS. GERTRUDE SWANSON B.S. RiUW'FalZS State Clone 6
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E11gl1Sl1 I and IV Future Farmers of America
Senior Class Advisor
Out O' The Pines '
Senior Class Play
School Secretary, Girls Prom
MR. VICTOR LEE, B.S. MRS. FLORENCE SOLI
Stevens Point State Teachers office Secretary
Director of Band and Chorus
Miss ALICE DUNN, B.A.
College of St. Scholastica
English II and III
Sophomore Class Advisor
Junior Class Play
Carclinal Hi Lites, Library
MR. ROBERT GRAY, B.S.
MR. DAVID KITCH, B.A.
. I History
Senlormn Literary Advisor
MR. JOSEPH KORPAL, B.S.
Whitewater State College
University of Wisconsin
University of Illinois
University of Colorado
' Freshmen Class Advisor
MR. DALE AMUNDSON, B.S.
River Falls State College
MR. BERNARD WENNINGER, B.A
St. John's University
,SCiCHCS Citizenship, Social Problems, Speech
T 5SS1S6ilHt Claogch Armistice Day Program
'mo' ass- mor MR. WILLIAM HALDY, B.S. Forensic Coach
Advisor, Junior Prom
Mankato State Teachers College
Athletics, Physical Education
MRS. WILLIAM KLOUDA, B.S.
Home Economics l
Future Homemakers of America
Senior Class Officers
RICHARD WIATER, President GERALD PHILLIPS, Secretary ROBERT MERTENS, Vice President
Our memorable four years of higher learning began in September of 1949. At
that time we numbered sixty-two, "eager, green, freshiesf' We took initiation in our
stride and spent our Freshmen year just getting aquainted with Thorp High School.
Our first year passed before us very quickly. In no time we found ourselves
"Sophisticated Sophomoresf' The first thing we did was revengefully initiate our
innocent successors. We gave them what, we thought, was the most terrible initiation
That year the Booster Club honored us when they chose Rosann Ebben, Rosanne
Conway, and Margie Reichert as Junior Cheerleaders.
Our first year as upper classmen was a very eventful one. We "Jolly Juniors"
began a year of much success by winning first place on our Homecoming float. Our
Junior Class Play, "Too Sweet For Sixteen," under the direction of Miss Dunn, proved
to be very successful.
Then came the biggest social event of our high school career. King Tom Qualle
and his Queen, Virginia Kinas reigned over one of the most beautiful and most success-
ful Proms Thorp has ever had. The theme, "Moonlight and Roses," was beautifully
portrayed with an artificial moon, thousands of roses, and a large rock garden.
We were justly proud to have three of our classmates, Tom Qualle, Jerry Phillips,
and Bob Mertens, on the basketball team that came within one game of the State
A dream had become a reality. - In September, 1952, we began our last stretch
in high school as "Sedate Seniors." We were now the leaders in an institution of
Our major task as Seniors was that of publishing a year book. With Allene
Kenney accepting the responsibility of Editor-in-Chief we produced, what We think,
is one of the finest annuals in the state.
Our Senior year was not entirely made up of grave responsibility and hard
work. There were the lighter activities and events that provide enjoyment for all, such
as, our Senior Class Play, the Christmas Ball, the Girls' Prom, and "Anything Goes."
We have now completed a miles-stone in our rocky road of life. We can look back
Evitlh satisfaction over four memorable and successful years! together at Thorp High
c oo .
Class President 15 Seniorian
Staff 45 Intramural Referee 35
Prom Committee 35 Football
Manager 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1, Z,
3, 45 Noonday Softball 1, Z, 3.
Booster Club 1, Z, 3, 45 Library
Club 45 Girl's Noonday Basket-
ball and Volleyball 2, 3, 45 F.
H,A. 1, 45 Play Production 4.
J EANETTE BUTRYM
Pope Pius XI 1, 25 Central High
School, Milxvaukee, Wis 3:
Booster Club President 15 Mixed
Chorus Z, 45 Girl's Basketball 3.
Armistice Day Program 3, 45
Junior Cheerleader 2, 35 Senior
Cheerleader 45 Noonday Softball
1, Z, 35 Forensics 1, 2, 4, State 35
Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 45 F.H.A. 15
Library Club 45 Girl's Basket-
ball 15 Girl's Pron1 Committee 45
"If You Knew Susie" CCastJ 45
Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 Band 1,
2. 3, 45 Juniorette Co-Editor 35
Out O' the Pines Staff 45 Prom
Attendant 25 Girl's Noonday
Basketball and Volleyball 2, 3.
Noonday Volleyball 3, 45 Noon-
day Basketball 45 Noonday Soft-
ball 3, 45 Mixed Chorus 45 Out
O' tl1e Pines Staff 4.
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Football 2, 3.
Noonday Softball 2, 35 Curtis
Drive 2, 35 Secretary 45 Booster
Club 1, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3,
President 45 Library Club 2, 3,
45 Prom Committee 35 '4If You
Knew Susie" CCastD 45 Mixed
Chorus 1, Z, 3, 45 Out O' the
Pines Staff 4: "Too Sweet for
Sixteen" CCastl 35 Noonday Bas-
ketball and Volleyball Z, 3, 4.
J EAN COOK
Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 45 I7.H.A.
15 "lf You Knew Susie" CPro-
duction Staffj 45 Girl's Basket-
ball 1, 25 Prom Committee 35
Christmas Ball 45 Mixed Chorus
1, 2, 3, 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Senior-
ian Staff 45 Homecoming Atten-
dant 15 Homecoming Queen 45
Girl's Noonday Basketball 1, 2,
3, 45 Girl's Noonday Volleyball
Class Secretary 23 Forensics 1,
2, 4, State 33 Booster Club 1, 2,
3, 43 F.H.A. 13 Play Production
33 Library Club 3, 43 Girl's Bas-
ketball 1, 23 Christmas Ball 43
"If You Knew Susieu 43 Mixed
Chorus 2, 33 Band Z, 3, 43 Curtis
Drive 43 Iuniorette 33 Out O,
the Pines - Editor 43 Badger
Girls' State Representative 33
Seniorian Staff 43 Homecoming
Attendant Z3 Noonday Basket-
ball 2, 33 Noonday Volleyball 33
Armistice Day Program 3.
Football 1, Z, 3, 43 Football Man-
ager Z3 Baseball 1, 23 Basketball
Manager 3, 4.
Junior Cheerleader 2, 33 Senior
Cheerleader 43 "If You Knew
Susiel' 43 "Too Sweet for Six-
teen" 33 Booster Club 1, 2, 3,
President 43 Library Club 2, 33
Seniorian Staff 43 Girls' Prom
Committee 43 Anything Goes 23
Forensics 1, 2, 3, 43 F.H.A. 1,
Historian 33 Band 1, 2, 3, 43
Treasurer 43 Noonday Basket-
ball 2, 3, 43 Noonday Volleyball
2, 3, 43 Noonday Softball 2, 3, 4.
Noonday Softball 1, Z3 Prom
Committee 33 Mixed Chorus 13
Football 1, 2, 3. 43 Basketball 23
Baseball 1, 23 Noonday Basket-
ball 2, 3, 4.
Booster Club 1, 3, 43 F.H.A. 1, Z,
43 Play Production 43 Girls' Bas-
F.F.A. 1, 23 Christmas Ball 43
Football 3, 4.
MARTHA JANE FRANCIS
Forensics 2, 33 1, 2, 43
Play Production 33 Library Club
2, 3, 43 Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Noonday Soft-
ball 13 Noonday Basketball 1.
Football Z, 45 Basketball 15 F.F.
A.,25 Baseball 45 Noonday Soft-
ball 15 Noonday Basketball 4.
Forensics 35 Booster Club 1, Z,
3, 45 F.H.A. 15 Play Production
Staff 45 Library Club Z, 3, 45
Homecoming Committee 45 Girl's
Basketball 15 Prom Committee
35 Curtis Drive 1, 2, 3, 45 Sen-
iorian Staff 45 Homecoming' At-
tendant 3, 45 Noonday Basket-
ball Z, 35 Junioirette Co-Editor 35
Noonday Volleyball 3, 45 "Any-
thing Goes" Z.
IRENE J AsKOT
Noonclay Softball Z5 Booster Club
1, 2, 3, 45 F.H.A. 1, 2, 45 lllixed
Chorus 45 Noonday Basketball
3, 3, 45 Noonclay Volleyball 2,
Forensics 1, 2, 3, 45 Booster Club
1, 2, 3, 45 F.H.A. 15 Library Club
2, 3,45 "Too Sweet For Sixteen"
35 "If You Knew Susie" 45 Band
3, 45 Out O' the Pines 45 Noon-
day Basketball 2, 3, 45 Noonday
Volleyball 3, 45 Student Council
45 Noonday Softball Z, 35 Vale-
F.F.A. 1, Z, 3, 45 Out O' the
Pines 45 Football 2, 3, 45 Noon-
day Basketball 4.
Noonday Softball 25 Booster
Club 1, 2, 3, 45 Play Production
3, 45 Library Club 45 Homecom-
ing Committee 35 Girl's Basket-
ball 1, 25 Out O' the Pines 45
F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Noonday Bas-
ketball 2, 3, 45 Noonday Volley-
ball 3, 4.
Stanley High School 1, 25 Boos-
ter Club 3, 45 Class Play 15 F.H.
A. 1, 2, Treasurer 35 Secretary
45 Mixed Chorus 45 Homecoming
Committee 1, 25 Play Production
45 Out O' the Pines 45 Repre-
sentative of F.H.A. Z, 35 Salu-
Class Secretary 35 Armistice
Day Program 1, Z, 35 School
Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Student Coun-
cil Z, 3, 45 Noonday Softball 35
"Anything Goes" 2, 3, 45 Curtis
Drive Secretary 45 Forensics 1,
2, 3, 45 Booster Club 1, Z, 3, 45
Library Club 35 Girl's Basket-
ball 1, Z5 Prom Committee 35 "If
You Knew Susie" 45 Girls' Prom
Committee 45 Mixed Chorus 1,
2, 3, 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Junior-
ette 35 Seniorian Staff 35 Senior-
ian Editor 45 Girl's Noonday
Basketball and Volleyball 2, 3, 4.
Noonday Softball Z5 Booster 1,
Z, 3, 45 F.H.A. 1, Z, 45 Noonday
Basketball and Volleyball Z, 3.
Noonclay Softball 35 Booster Club
1, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 1, 3, 45 Play
Production 3, 45 Gix-l's Basket-
ball 1, 25 ,Tuniorette 35 Out O'
the Pines Stall' 45 Noonday Bas-
ketball and Volleyball 2, 3.
F.F.A. 1, 2, 45 Vice-President 35
Noonday Basketball 1, 25 Noon-
flay Volleyball 2, 3, 45 Noonday
Noonday Softball 2, 35 F.F.A. 1,
Vice-President 25 Play Produc-
tion 45 Homecoming Committee
45 'Too Sweet For Sixteen" 35
Band 3, 45 Out O' The Pines
Staff 45 Noonday Basketball 2, 3.
Baseball 15 Noonday Basketball
1, 2, 3, 45 Noouday Volleyball 4.
Booster Club 1, Z, 3, 45 F.H.A.
1, Z, 45 Library Club 2, 3, 45
Mixed Chorus 45 Out O' the
Pines Staff 4.
Class Vice-President 45 F.F:A.
1, Secretary 25 Play Production
45 Basketball 1, Z, 3, 45 Prom
Committee 35 Noonday Basket-
ball and Softball 1, Z.
Mixed Chorus 3, 45 F.F.A. 15
Noonday Softball 1, 2.
School Orchestra 2, 35 Curtis
Drive 1, Z, 35 Class President Z5
Vice-President 35 Secretary 45
Play Production 45 Homecoming
Committee 35 Prom Committee
35 Mixed Chorus 2, 3, 45 Band 1,
2, 3, 45 Football 1, 2, 3, Captain
45 Basketball 1, 2, 3, Captain 45
Baseball 1, 2, 45 Prom Attendant
Cheerleader Z, 3, 45 Noonday
Softball 2, 35 Forensics 1, Z, 3, 45
Booster Club 1, Z, 4, President
35 F.H.A. 1, Vice-President 35
Library Club 2, 35 Girl's Basket-
ball 1, 25 Prom Committee 35
Girls, Prom Committee 45 "Too
Sweet For Sixteen" 35 "If You
Knew Susie" 45 Seniorian Staff
45 Noonday Basketball and Vol-
leyball 3, 4.
Student Council 25 Noonday
Softball 1, Z, 3, 45 "Anything
Goesl' 2, 45 Intramural Referee
45 S.A.F. Representative 35 F.F.
A. 25 Prom Committee 35 Play
Production 3, 45 Seniorian Staff
45 Basketball 1, 2, 35 Football 45
Basketball Manager 45 Noonday
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Noonday
Volleyball 3. 4,
Noonday Softball Z, 35 Booster
Club 1, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 45
Play Production 45 Library Club
3. 45 Girl's Basketball 1, 25 "Too
Sweet For Sixteen" 35 Out O'
The Pines 45 Noonday Basket-
ball and Volleyball 2, 3, 4.
Class President 35 Vice-Presi-
dent 25 Play Production 45
Homecoming Committee 1, 35
Prom Committee 35 Mixed Chor-
us 3, 45 Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Junior-
ette 35 Badger Boys' State Rep-
resentative 35 Seniorian Staff 45
Football 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball 1, 2,
45 Prom King 35 School Orches-
tra 2, 3, 45 "Anything Goes" 2,
3, 45 Student Council 3, Presi-
dent 45 Basketball 1, Z, 3, 4.
J OANNE ROMANOWICZ
Seniorian Staff 45 Noonday Bas-
ketball and Volleyball 2, 3, 45
Noonday Softball Z. 35 Booster
Club 1, 2, 3, 45 F.H.A. 1, Vice-
Presiclent 45 Play Production 45
Library Club Z5 Christmas Ball
45 "Too Sweet For Sixteen" 35
Out O' The Pines Staff 45 Mixed
J on SIEGIENSKI
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Noonrlay Soft-
Noouday Softball Z, 35 S.A.F.
Representative Z5 Forensics 1,
3, 45 F.F.A. 1, 25 Prom Commit-
tee 35 Christmas Ball 45 "Too
Sweet For Sixteen" 35 "If You
Knew Susie" 45 Mixed Chorus
45 Out O' The Pines Staff 45
Noonday Basketball 1. 2, 3, 45
Noonday Volleyball 45 Football 2.
F0f511SiCS 1, 3, 4: Booster Club
33 FRA. Z3 Christmas Ball
Chairman 43 "Too Sweet For
Sixteen" 33 "If You Knew
Susie".43 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3,
43 Curtis Drive 43 Noonday Soft-
ball ancl Basketball 2, 3, 43
Noonclay Volleyball 2, 4.
Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 43 F.H.A.
2, 43 ,luniorette Art Editor 33
Noonday Basketball 43 Noonday
volleyball 3, 4.
S.A.F.. Representative 13 Prom
Committee 33 F.F.A. 1, 23 Sen-
iorian Staff 43 Football 1, 2, 3, 4.
Forensics 1, 2 3, 43 Booster Club
Secretary 33 1, Treasur-
er 23 "Too Sweet For Sixteen"
33 "If You Knew Susie" 43
Mixed Chorus 3, 4.
Noonclay Softball 2, 33 Forensics
3, 43 Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 43 F.
H. A. 1, 43 Play Production 3, 43
Girl's Basketball 1, 23 Mixed
Chorus 1, Z, 3, 4g Band 1, 2, 3, 43
Out O' The Pines 43 Noonday
Basketball and Volleyball Z, 3, 4.
Mixed Chorus 23 Noonday Bas-
ketball Z, 3, 43 Forensics 3, 43
Prom Committee 33 Seniorian
Staff 43 "If You Knew Susie" 43
Class President 4.
Armistice Day Program 43
Noonday Softball 2, 33 Forensics
1, 2, 3, 43 Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 43
F.H.A. 1, Z, 33 Library Club 43
Girl's Basketball 1, Z3 "Too
Sweet For Sixteen" 33 "If You
Knew Susie" 43 Noonday Volley-
ball 3, 43 Iuniorette Art Editor
33 Noonday Basketball 2, 3, 43
Girl's Prom Committee.
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to get his
three dimensional television set focused, Mr. Gaffney
relents to an ancient source of information, the news-
paper. He picks up the May 5, 1978 issue of the
nationally known, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize Winner,
"Kitch's Katastrophej' edited by David Kitch, a
former fellow-faculty man of his. Incidentally, it has
been whispered that this periodical is in the running
for the Congo Cultural Citation.
After quickly scanning through the first forty-
seven pages of Kitch's Political Sorespots, his atten-
tion is immediately drawn to the lower left hand
corner of the forty-eighth page, where he finds his
favorite column, "Believe It or Not," by D. Kitch, Jr.
He begins reading enthusiastically.
Robert Badzinski, the famous Intelligence Di-
rector at the Grand Psychiatric Institute, founded by
the famous Neuro Psychiatrist, Dr. Edmund Sabas-
tain Grendzinski, left for Las Vegas for a long
Lenard Burzynski, better known to the public
as "The Legs," is now employed by the Piwoni Non-
Slip, Non-Slide, Non-Run, Cosmic-Proof, hosiery
Corporation. Mr. Burzynski's duties are to convince
the ladies that these stockings are Non-Slip, Non-
Slide, Non-Run, and Cosmic-Proof.
Eugene Norysiewicz, now featured by Barnum
Sz Bailey as the Human Cannonball in their daring
television show, shocked the entire United States in
his last appearance, when he accidently forgot to
fasten his safety belt and shot through the top of
the big tent, landing in a patch of poison ivy. He is
now confined to his bed with a severe rash.
The society playboy and heir to the Tinker Toy
Industry, Bob Butterfield, was granted a divorce
from his tenth wife, Eleanore Scziezor Butterfield,
the breathtaking Broadway fan dancer on the
grounds of incompatibility.
Francis Grabon has organized the Grabon Order
of Friars, and is spending his remaining days in
constant prayer and penance to atone for his pre-
vious wicked, ill-led life.
Don Dobrzynski, famed artist, was given a
contract by Genevieve Lasiuk, the highway commis-
sioner for the State of Wisconsin, to paint the yellow
stripe down the center of the new super highway
running from Chippewa Falls to Eau Claire.
Frances Kmieciak, who has just completed her
latest movie, "Water Babe," is now preparing to
undertake a deep-sea diving excursion in the Carib-
bean waters. Her husband, Richard Vanderhyden, a
prominent New York Dentist, hopes she will find an
adequate supply of pearls so that he may finish the
upper plate for the sensational revival singer, Joe
Siegienski, who has captivated Broadway with his
newest release, "It's in the Volumes."
The Indianapolis Speedway record was broken
by the fearless, daring, speed-queen, Kathleen
Hazuga. After a startling finish, she rushed into the
clutching arms of her husband, Tom Qualle, the
leader of the Underworld, alias - the oil can of the
big lrnachine, and sighed, "We finally got a getaway
Susan Harycki, of Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, re-
turned from Chicago, Illinois, with her Chesterwhite
Hog, Nigger. For the third consecutive year she has
presented a prize hog to the National Swine Judge,
James Chester Haas, a former student of Thorp
High School, who has just completed his best selling
book, "How to Raise Rindless Side Pork."
Gerald Phillips, sometimes referred to as J. P.
Morgan the second, revealed to the press how he
made his first billion. It seems the seventeenth year
he worked as a janitor for the Truse Slaughtering
house, he became quite chummy with the proprieter's
lovely and rich daughter, Helen. With her 'encourage-
ment and his past knowledge of animal hides, heire-
leased a new product to cure falling hair, "Ph1ll1p's
Al Kotecki is working for his second cup of
coffee by selling apples on the corner of Skidrow
and Madison Street in the Windy City.
Richard Teclaw, a Harvard lawyer, is currently
working on a Writ of Habeas Corpus to get Irene
Jasket, the lady wrestler, out of the cooler, for
strangling her opponent in a fit of anger.
The City of Thorp is in a mild state of confus-
ion, a new business has been introducted and is
advertising under the slogan, f'Drains plugged? Try
the Con-way." Miss Rosanne Conway, the instigator
and chief un-plugger, has added a personal and
feminine touch to the unpleasant task by doing the
job by herself.
Allene Kenney, whose picture has recently ap-
peared on the Bull Durham Tobacco packages, has
been traveling the United States with .the rodeo rid-
ing wild bulls. As you notice by the pictures, travel
has certainly broadened her. l
The new sensation, who succeeded Johnny Weiss-
miller as Tarzan, Don Nevela, has been offered a
million dollar contract by Metropolitan Opera to
sing the part of the Toreador in Carmen. I
Armon Schmidt, now luxuriously residing on the
island of Capri, has recently opened a Honeymoonerfs
resort. His first set of lovebirds was Ruby Buss, presi-
dent of the Lonely Hearts Club in New York, and
Florian Szatalowicz, who was voted the most eligible
bachelor in the United States.
Miss Margie Reichert narrowly escaped death
when the Nitroglycerine truck, she had been driving
for 24 hours, accidently left the road and hit a
farmers cow, Miss Reichert got a big bang out of
Sylvia Cieslek explained to a group of professors
recently her new book, "The Birds and the Bees."
The professors were astounded at the knowledge she
has acquired from taking a four year course in
Richard Wiater has lived up to the expectations
of his classmates and teachers. He is now working
for the Federal Government in Washington, D.C.
His 24 hour job is replacing burnt out light bulbs
in the Pentagon. I
Senate action for the bill, Butrym Beef Price
Supports, introduced by the wealthy Texas rancher,
Jeanette Butrym, has been delayed due to the fili-
bustering by Norbert Teclaw, the proprietor of Sam's
Corner Fish Market. Readers, which would you
prefer, Norb's last weeks fish, or Jeanettes Texas
Flash! The greatest magician alive, Bernadette
Nimble-Fingers Cukla, who is said to be second only
to Houdini, was picked up by the police today on the
charge of pick-pocketing. As the plain-clothes Woman
Detective, Lorraine Dahm, snapped the handcuis on
her, Nimble-Fingers shockingingly exclaimed, "No
law is going to stand in my way. I'll just dig in my
little black bag of tricks."
Jean Cook, a Taxerdermist in Ontario, Canada,
has replaced the old Moosehead at the Moosehall, in
Thorp, Wisconsin, with a new and larger lone, that
she recently finished stufing. Her amazing work
ranges from antheads to elephant eyeballs. I
"Who Shot Cock-Robin?" has just been revised,
by Ann Larson. The leadoff line is: "Who Dicenti-
graded that Nasty Foul?" I . l
By some mathematical calculation, Patricia
Urbas, has found a method to straighten the Lean-
ing Tower of Piza. '
Robert Mertens and his wife, the former Julia
Kaminski, are the pI'oud parents of Quadruplets,
born Saturday. Julia returned to her bricklaying job
on the following Monday. Her husband, Robert, is
convalescing from a nervous breakdown.
Paris is aghast by the new, daring, wOman's
costumes being designed by Jack Dallas. His newest
creation, "The Black Angel," is being modeled by
the shapely Martha Jane Francis.
Star gazer, Irene Zarada, stationed at Mt. Pal-
mor, proved the theory of the Solar System - that
system of which the sun is the center, comprising
the Major planets, Minor planets, fPlanetoids or
Asteroidsl, satellites, comets, and meteorites of the
Minor planets. The basis of her proof was the recent
stratospheric expedition undertaken by the fearless,
death-dodging, rocket flyer, Joanne Romanowicz.
Eureka Springs, Colorado, held their annual
Pancake eating contest. This year a new face and
winner was seen among the many entries. Miss
Rosann Ebben, formerly of Thorp, Wisconsin, was
crowned, t'Miss Pancake of 1978." The unmarried
two-hundred fifty pound champ will make personal
appearances throughout the United States within
the next year.
The funeral parlor proprietor, Ed 'Digger O'
Dell' Hass, completed his new mortuary just in time
to carry his fourth wife, Wanda Johnson, over the
Robert Lewandowski, at present working as a
research chemist for the Lipton Tea, Brewing, Sz
Water Pollution Company of Chlorphyl City, Green-
land, Cwhere it's too cold to smell anyway!j, has
discovered a cheaper way of making Iced Tea, his
only problem is finding ice picks big enough to chip
Our Last Will
ROBERT BADZINSKI wills his ability to steer clear of
girls to Byron Bogumill.
LENARD BURZYNSKI wills his clean hands to whom-
ever has time to wash them. ,
RUBY BUSS wills her homey ways to Audrey
ROBERT BUTTERFIELD wills his heartwarming smile
to Marylin Plansky. k
SYLVIA CIESLEK wills her cowboy yodel to Dorothy
Deutchlander to go with her guitar.
ROSANNE CONWAY wills her excuses to Arnie Smith.
JEAN COOK wills her "Know How" to Tom Hirsch.
BERNADETTA CUKLA Wills her writer's cramp to next
year's Literary Editor of the Seniorian.
LORRAINE DAHM wills her death seat in Al KOtecki's
car to St. Peter.
DON DOBRZYNSKI wills his flirting eyes to John
ROSANN EBBEN wills her milkman back to the dairy.
MARTHA JANE FRANCIS wills her driving timidity to
FRANCES KMIECIAK wills her rnotherly instincts to
AL KOTECKI wills his green Batmobile to Mr. Kitch.
ANN LARSON wills her cute little figure to Chester
GENIVIEVE LASIUK wills her punctuality to James
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI wills his mechanical mind to
DON NEVELA wills the Einstein within him to Albert
EUGENE NORYSEWICZ wills his wavy hair to Gertrude
GERALD PHILLIPS wills his fast running legs to the
University of Wisconsin.
ALOIS PIWONI wills his dry humor to Carol Reinke.
TOM QUALLE wills his leather lip to Arnie Zaborowski.
MARGIE REICHERT wills her Saturday nights back to
the weekend. .
JOANNE ROMANOWICZ wills her tallness to Joan
ARMON SCHMIDT wills his dependable helping hand
to the Junior boys, so that next year's Seniors
will have a winning Hoat.
ELEANORE SCIEZOR wills her nerve racking giggle to
JOE SIEGIENSKI wills Joe Czernicki back to geometry
class so he can pass the course.
FLORIAN SZATALOWICZ wills his innocent look to
RICHIE TECLAW wills his love for blondes to Jackie
HELEN TRUSE wills her long tresses to Jo Hmielak.
PAT URBAS wills her frequent trips to Stanley to the
Motor Bus Lines.
RICHARD VANDERHYDEN wills his slick chick appear-
ance to Dean Liazuk.
RICHARD WIATER wills his advanced math course to
IRENE ZARADA wills her levies to Florence Kolodziej.
JEANETTE BUTRYM wills her dark hair and eyes to
Don Van Loo.
NORBERT TECLAW wills his sparkling personality to
WANDA JOHNSON wills that certain somebody's class
ring to the jeweler so that he can get the tape
off of it.
FRANCIS GRABON wills his knowledge of headache
sedatives to Gordon Hanson.
EDMUND GRENDZINSKI wills his broad shoulders to
Darlene Kubera. '
ED HAAS wills his ability to converse with the oppo-
site sex to Len Zukowski.
JAMES HAAS wills his football shoulder pads to Jet
ALLENE KENNEY leaves to find the Holy Grail.
SUSAN HARYCKI wills her red hair and freckles to
KATHLENE HAZUGA Wills her experience with the
mentally deficient to any teacher who feels that
he needs it.
IRENE JASKOT wills her regular morning letters to
JULIA KAMINSKI wills Homer back to his Out-of-
Town girl friend.
ROBFRT BADZINSKI, ROSANN CONWAY, JEAN COCK, BERNADETTE CUKLA, JACK DALLAS, ROSANN EBBEN, SUSAN HARYCKI
ALLENE KENNEY, ROBERT MERTENS, GERALD PHILLIPS, TOM QUALLE, MARGIE REICHERT, ARMON SCHMIDT, RICHARD
VANDERHYDEN, RICHARD WIATER.
ROBERT BADZINSKI was Football Manager for
four years, active in Basketball, and a Sports
Editor for the Seniorian.
ROSANNE CONWAY participated in the State
Forensic Contest, State Music Festival, and the
Senior Class Play. She was also a Cheerleader.
JEAN COOK, the Art Editor of the Seniorian,
was Homecoming attendant, and reigned as
Queen of the 1952 Homecoming.
BERNADETTE CUKLA participated in the State
Forensic Contest, Literary Editor of the Sen-
orian, Editor of the Out O' the Pines, Badger
Girls' State Representative, took part in the
Senior Class Play, Curtis Drive Captain, and
was co-editor of the Juniorette.
JACK DALLAS was a defensive star for four
years on the football team, and basketball man-
ager for four years.
RosANN EBBEN was president of the Booster
Club, Girls' Prom Queen, Cheerleader, partici-
pated in the Junior and Senior Class Plays,
active in forensics, and a member of the Senior-
SUSAN HARYCKI was the Business Manager of
the Seniorian, Homecoming attendant, accom-
panied solos and ensembles, and was a partici-
pant in the State Music Festival.
JULIA KAMINSKI, the Valedictorian of our class,
took part in Junior and Senior Class plays,
participated in State Forensics Contest, was on
the Out O' the Pines Staff, Student Council, and
D. A. R. representative. '
ALLENE KENNEY was the Editor of the Senior-
Ian and co-editor of the Juniorette, a Student
Council member for three years and delegate to
the State and National Student Council Con-
vention, participated in the State Music Festi-
val two years, Senior Class Play, a Curtis
Drive Secretary, participated in forensics,
Chairman of Girls' Prom Committee, and
School Orchestra for four years.
ROBERT MERTENS, the Vice-President of the
Senior Class, played terrific basketball for four
years, and Was outstanding scholastically.
GERALD PHILLIPS, the Class Secretary, was bas-
ketball captain, football captain, All-Northwest
Quarterback, and outstanding in all sports and
TOM QUALLE, President of the Student Council,
was Prom King his Junior year, Badger Boys'
State representative, active in football and bas-
ketball all four years, in the School Orchestra,
participated in the State Music Festival, co-
editor of the Juniorette, and a Sports Editor
for the Seniorian.
MARGIE REICHERT, the leading lady in both Jun-
ior and Senior Class Plays, was a member of
the Seniorian Staif, a cheerleader for four
years, and active in Forensics.
ARMON SCHMIDT, Coach Haldy's right-hand
man, played a major role in the construction of
our prize winning homecoming float, was a
tremendous spark in the production of our
beautiful prom, also he was noonday basket-
ball referee. '
RICHARD VANDERHYDEN, the Seniorian Photo-
grapher for two years, was also a hard hitting
man in football.
RICHARD WIATER, the Senior Class President,
was the Assistant Editor for the Seniorian,
and a Mathematical Genius.
BETTY NEIMAN, Secretary-Tfreaswrefrg DUNALD VAN LOO, Vice-
Presidentg ROGER TURENNE, President.
With a busy year ahead of them the Junior
Class, under the guidance of Mr. Amundson, elected
the following Class Officers: Roger Turenne, Presi-
dent, Donald Van Loo, Vice-President, and Betty
The Junior Class was well represented in sports.
Eleven boys went out for football. Those making
the first team were Byron Bogumill, Edward
Ciolkosz, Donray Izydorek, Harley Nerdrum, Roger
Turenne, Leonard Zukowski, and Gene Zaske. Junior
boys among the first ten on the basketball team were
Donray Izydorek, Harley Nerdrum, Roger Tur-
enne, Bill Urban, Edward Ciolkosz, and Arnold
Betty Neiman was chosen, by the Booster Club,
to be a Junior Cheerleader. She proved herself by
doing a swell job of cheerleading.
Although the Juniors got off to a slow start in
the Curtis Drive, they displayed their selling ability
by finishing as the highest class in subscription sales.
For the Homecoming Festivities Julia Muenich
was elected to represent the Junior Class as an
Under the advisorship of Miss Dunn the Juniors
published a semi-annual newspaper, "Cardinal Hi-
Lites." Julia Muenich and Genevieve Guell did a
fine job of editing the paper.
The Junior Class Play, a mystery comedy, "A
Stranger in the Night," which was staged in April,
proved to be very successful.
"Stairway to the Stars" was the theme of this
year's Junior Prom. After long hours of preparation
the scene was finally set for the 1953 Prom, which
was held Saturday, April 18. Howard Sturtz fur-
nished the music.
When the school year ended, the Class of '54
looked back into the past with a feeling of accom-
plishment and satisfaction.
Lucille Soborowyicz .
RUTH BOGUMILL, Secretary-Treasiwerg KATHLEEN BADZINSKI,
Vice-P1'eside'rLt,' RICHARD ALGER, President.
Having completed one year of high school, the
Sophomores returned, with new enthusiasm, to con-
tinue their formal education.
With Miss Dunn as their advisor the Class of
'55 elected the following Class Oflicers: Richard
Alger, Presidentg Kathleen Badzinski, Vice-Presi-
dentg and Ruth Bogumill, Secretary-Treasurer.
The first task undertaken by the Sophomores
was that of initiating the "Fr-eshies." This first big
social event of the year proved to be a huge success.
Nine Sophomore boys went out for football.
Those receiving letters were Neil Broeren, Robert
Benszchawel, Gordie Hanson and John Maier. The
Sophomores placed four boys on the Basketball
Teams. They were Richard Jarocki, Gordon Hanson,
Neil Broeren and Richard Alger.
The Sophomore Class went all-out to help make
the Curtis Drive such a huge success. Dorothy
Badzinski was the high salesman for the school with
a total of 3164.25 in subscription sales.
Representing the Sophomore Class on the Stu-
dent Council, were Neil Broeren and Ronald Schultze.
From this they gained much valuable experience on
Homecoming Was a big event for the Sophs this
year. Joanne Micke was elected a Homecoming At-
tendant. Many long hours of hard work and prepara-
tion gave the Sophomores a winning float.
Richard Alger and Ruth Bogumill were the two
Sophomores who had achieved high scholastic honors
during the first semester. The Sophomores also placed
several students on the Honorable Mention.
The Class of '55 was well represented in all
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JAMES SCHAUER, Pfresidentg JOSEPHINE HMIELAK, Secretary-
Treasurerg DAVID GUELL, Vice-Pfresident.
It was September 1, 1952, when sixty-five eager
looking Freshmen entered the realms of Thorp High
School. It wasn't long before they overcame their
timidity and took their place among the student body.
With Mr. Korpal as their advisor the Freshmen
elected the following class officers: Jim Schauer,
President, David Guell, Vice-President, and Joseph-
ine Hmielak, Secretary-Treasurer.
On September 26, the Sophomores administered
the annual Freshmen Initiation. With the event, this
group of underclassmen became official members of
Thorp High. A few weeks later the Freshmen grac-
iously honored the Sophs and the upper classmen
with a return party.
Homecoming Festivities were something new for
the Freshmen. The class chose Josephine Hmielak as
their attendant to the Homecoming Queen.
This year three Freshmen girls were chosen, by
the Booster Club, to be Junior Cheerleaders. They
were Maxine Turenne, Ruth Smigaj, and Bernice
The Freshmen elected Diane Zaborowski and
Mary Ellen Pabich to represent their class on the
Three Freshmen boys were part of the football
squad. They were Roger Benzschawel, Mike Biser,
and David Guell, Jim Schauer, David Guell, Paul
Harycki, Roger Benzschawel, Mike Biser, and Bill
Harycki took part in basketball.
In the Freshmen Declamation Contest, held in
March, Ruth Smigaj placed first and had her name
engraved on the Freshmen Declamation Trophy. The
six students who competed with Ruth were Jo Ann
Grucelski, Dorothy Gollhardt, Mary Ellen Pabich,
Mike Biser, Lou Ann Kaminski, and David Guell.
Scholastically, the Freshmen Class did well.
When the first semester ended we saw the names of
Darlene Gulcynski and David Guell on the High
Freshmen also took an active part in other
extra-curricular activities, such as, Mixed Chorus,
Band, Curtis Drive, F.F.A., and F.H.A.
Jo Ann Grucelski
Lou Ann Kaminski
Mary Ellen Pabieh
hlary Ann Vvyczawslci
1. At a Pep meeting . . , 2. Girls' Prom-enading . . . 3. What? A Build! . . . 4. Please, Minnow, Behave!! . . . 5. Holy Cats!!! . . . 6. Mgaking roses
at Kathie's . . , 7. Last minute instructions before a game . . . 8. VVorking on the Senior Float . , . 9, On Stage!!! . . . 10. Are you guilty of syn-
tactical 1'CClLl11ClEl11CC?? . , . 11. Gab session . . . 12. I wonder what the dog's name is , . . 13. VVhat's the joke? . . . 14. 'fA-A-You sat. on your hat!
. . . 15. Playing Bridge! . . . 16. Just for laughs at a pep meeting . . . 17. Packing the clothes . 13. How am I gettmg out of this mess! . .. .
19. "Yes, Don, here are the statistics" . . . 20. Hmm - Looks like itls about my size . . . Zl. "Daisy, answer the telephoneu . . . 22. 'VVl1lsper1ng
sweet nothings . . . 23. Mascots of T.H'.S .... 24. Homer in his Glory! . . . 25. Mr. Amundson disecting his pussy cat . . . 26. It's an airplane! Itls
Superman! - No, It's "Jerry Lewis" . . . 27. Keep your mind on your work . . , 28. This is how itys done, boys . . . 29. On to another class . . .
30. Out' Bus Drivers.
The annual Girls' Prom, sponsored by the Senior Class, was held February 6,
1953. The auditorium was decorated With stars and blue and White streamers to por-
tray the chosen theme, "Stardust"
Reigning over the 1953 Girls' Prom, were King, Julia Kaminski and her Queen,
Rosann Ebben. Eleanore Sciezor, Marylin Plansky, Kathleen Badzinski, and Dorothy
Gollhart were the elected attendants, who made up the royal throne.
The Thorp High School Orchestra provided music for this social event. An
enjoyable time was had by those who attended.
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Seated: Irene Zarada, Dorothy Boardman, Rosanne Conway, Genevieve Guell. I
Standing: Mr. Wenninger, Joseph Czernicki, Byron Bogumill, Roger Hoffman, Arnold Smith,
Armistice Day Program
To fit the occasion the Speech Class, with Mr. Wenninger as their instructor,
prepared and presented an Armistice Day Program. The program centered about a
play, "The Great Choice," in which Irene Zarada and Byron Bogumill had leading
roles. It brought out the problems of modern society.
The American Legion and the Auxiliary were in attendance to take part in the
program. They presented the Colors before the program and withdrew them when
it was over. An appropriate atmosphere was created by the Thorp High School Band.
They played a medley of such songs as, "America," 'tWhen Johnny Comes Marching
Home Again," and "The Star Spangled Banner." The solemnity of the program was
First Row: Margie Cook, Nancy Lindquist, Ingrid Lindquist, Rosanne Conway, Genevieve Guell.
Second Row: Diane Zaborowski, Theresa Szatalowicz, Dorothy Boardman, Rosann Ebben, Iulia Kaminski, Donelcla Karnopp, Keith Glasshof,
V -Dorothy Badzinski, Gene Zaske, Allene Kenney. I
Third Row: Judy Glasshof, Mary Ellen Pabich, Ruth Smigaj, Iackie Hedler, Bernice Butterfield, Edward Bieno, Pat Maslowski, Bruce Soli, Luann 1
Schmidt, Arthur Alger, Jim Schauer, Tom Qualle, Richard Alger, Bernadette Cukla, Marylin Plansky, Kathleen Badzinski, Tom Hirsch.
Fourth Row: Patricia Kuester, Dorothy Kliminski, Marian Henke, Donray Izydorck, Donald Mikolainis, Donald Nevala, Harold Hallanger, Jerry
1 Olson, Roger Podhola, Rex Schmidt, John Klouda, Patricia Urbas, Delores Parks.
Standing: Maxine Turenne, Jean Cook, Gerald Phillips, Byron Bogumill, Michael Boguniill, Gordon Hansen, Julia Muenich, Mr. Lee.
A band is, no doubt, one of the most active or-
ganizations within a school. Our school has been no
exception. The Thorp High School 53 piece Band,
this year under the direction of Mr. Victor Lee,
played an important part in school as well as com-
During the course of the year, the band played
three concerts, each proved to be most successful.
The Band also journeyed to Stanley to play a concert
for the student body of that school. Besides having
fun - much experience was gained from this road
The Band took part in both concert and parade
activities at the Music Festival, which was held in
Eau Claire, May 2.
Many music students took part in the solo and
ensemble contest at Eau Claire. Those participating
were Tom Qualle, Richard Alger, Donray Izydorek,
Pat Urbas, Margie Cook, Genevieve Guell, Allene
Kenney, Gene Zaske, Tom Hirsch, Dorothy Badzin-
ski, Rex Schmidt, Arthur Alger, Jerry Olson, Eugene
Vllilhelm, Jim Schaurer, Marylin Plansky, John
Klouda, Rosanne Conway, Ingrid Lindquist, Delores
Parks, Julia Muenich, and Susan Harycki.
All in all, the school year, as far as the band
was concerned, Went very well.
Kitty Kenney, Dorothy Boardman, Margie Cook, Ingrid Lindquist, Maxine Turenne.
This vocal group, which consisted of 17. boys
and 48 girls, held a high spot in our extra-curricular
program. Under the direction of Mr. Lee the chorus
sang' between acts of both the Junior and Senior
Class Plays. They also took part in the Christmas
The Chorus actively participated in the music
festivities held at Eau Claire in the spring. Six
vocal solos and ensembles were entered in the
First Row: Kathleen Badzinski, Marlene Burkhardt, Dorothy Gollhardt, Betty Neiman, Jackie Hedler, Mary 'Ellen Pahich, Sylvia Cieslek Dorothy
Grabowski, Maggie Cook, Diane Zaborowski, Dorothy Kliminski, Ruth Smigaj, Jo Hmielak, Joan Borowsxi, Joan Carpenter, Dorothy Barlzniski
Bernice Butter e rl.
Second Row: Mr. Lee, Maxine Turenne, Genevieve Lasiuk, Jeanette Butrym, Mildred Kurtinaitis, Beverly Polansky, Theresa Szataulowicz Nancy
Lindquist, Lorainne Tomkowiak, Rosanne Conway, lvlarian Henkc, Ruth Bogumill, Patricia Mamayek, Delores Parksa Julia Muenlcll
Third Row: Sylvia Endru, Irene Jaskot, Donelda Karnopp, Patricia Maslowski, Wanda Johnson, Joanne QROITIHHOWICZ, tiene Laske, Robert Sobol
Roger Turenne, Allene Kenney, Jean Cook, Elaine Kodl, Mariana Staniee, Theresa Kowalski, Darlene lxubera. I
Fourth Row: Patricia Urbas, Norbert Teelaw, Tom Qualle, Byron Bogumill, Florian Szatalowicz, Carl Johnson, Jim Schauer, Leonard Burzmski
Leonard Znkowski, Jerry Phillips, Richard Teclaw, Michael Bogumill, Gordon Hansen, Jo Ann Grucelski.
First Row: Ioan Romanolwicz, Sylvia Cieslek.
Second Row: Susan Harycki, Armon Schmidt, Florian Szatalowicz.
Third Row: Richard Wlater, Jerry Phillips, Jean Cook, Allene Kenney, Margie Reichert, Tom Qualle, Mr. Gaffney
April 26, 1952, was the night of our Junior Prom. The auditorium was approp-
riately decorated With rose covered trellises, an artificial moon and a beautiful rock
garden, to carry out the theme, "Moonlight and Roses."
Leading the Grand March, we saw King Tom Qualle and his Queen, Virginia
Kinas. They were attended by Jerry Phillips and Joan Hedler. Russ Nelson provided
modern dance music for the event. This social highspot of the year was most successful.
Class of 1953
First Row: Genevieve Lasiuk, Maxine Turenne, Patricia Mamayek, Bernadette Cukla, Julia Kaminski, Ruth Smigaj, Sylvia Cieslek, Kathleen
Badzinski, Gertrude Barth, Sonja Szymoniak, Irene Zarada, Dorothy Deutchlander, Marlene Burkhardt, Theresa Szatalowicz, Ruth Bogumill,
Betty Neiman, Alice Sciezor, Allene Kenney.
Second Row: Dorothy Boardman, Doris Reichert, Mary Ellen Pabich, Lucille Soborowicz, Loretta Burzynski, Theresa Kowalski, Patricia Urbas,
Ann Larson, Lorraine Dahm, Darlene Kubera, Dorothy Gollhardt, Ruby Buss, Frances Kinieciak, Luann Schmidt, Kathleen Hazuga, Rita
Costoinski. Rheta Hoffman, Kathryn Klimeck, Kathie Papierniak.
Third Row: Genevieve Guell, Leora Dudansky, Pat Maslowski, Adeline Bartosiewicz, Lorraine Tomkowiak, Elaine Konll, Joan Langiewicz, Phyllis
Zurakowski, Joan Borowski, Virginia Swiontek, Jackie Hedler, Josephine Hmielak, Pauline Dena, Sylvia Endru. Carol Reinke, Annette Hokkonen,
Irene Jaskot, Shirley Vetterkind, Mary Ann Wyczaxvski, Dorothy Kliminski, Marian Henke, Jane Vetterlcincl, Darlene Frese, Martha Jane Francis,
Dorothy Badzinski, Joanne Micke, Susan Harycki, Estelle Pawlak.
Fourth Row: Beverly Polansky. Jean Cook, lileanore Sciezor, Florence Kolodziej, Audrey Langiewicz, Lucille VViniarczyk, Pauline Kramicz, Mar-
jorie Kodl, Mariane Staniec, Jean Vetterkind, Estelle Wargolct, Nancy Lindquist, Julia Muenich, Lou Ann Kaminski, Jo Ann Grucelski, Florence
Przybylski, Lillian Pietrzak, Oleta Krarnicz, Bernice Butteriield, Pat Kuester, Rosemae Lukasiewicz, Diane Zaborowski, Joanne Romanowicz,
Wanda Johnson, Donelcla Karnopp, Dorothy Grahowski, Delores Parks, Miss Alice Dunn.
Top Row: Margie Reichert, Rosanne Conway, Rosann Ebben, Margie Cook, Marylin Plansky.
The Booster Club, under the capable leadership of Miss Dunn,
undertook the task of backing the athletic teams, preparing pep
meetings, and choosing cheerleaders.
The ofl"icers were Rosann Ebben, Presidentg Margie Cook,
Vice-Presidentg Betty Neiman, Secretary-Treasurer.
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Bottom Row: Kenneth Szymoniak, Bernard Dobrzynski, Eugene Wilhelm, Louis Platt, Joseph Bandach, Francis Benzschawel,
Second Royvt Alex Grendzinski, John Klick, Dale Tieman, Gerald Haas, Roger Olejniczali, Edward Natzke, Jerry VVOjt, DOHHM
Mikolainis. Armon Micke, Archie Soborowicz.
Third Row: Joe Kostick, Justin Jakowicz, James Kaz, Casmir Pawlicke, James Kramer, Robert Lewandowski, Edmund Grendzinski,
Chester Kosik. Donald Ryniec, Ronald Schultze, Clarence Biddle, Leon Lato, Mr. Swanson. Q 1 ,
Top Row: Joe Siegienski, Donald Rogalski, VVilliam Darge, Louis Burzynski, John Maier, Robert Butterheld, Chester Przybylski,
Joe Czerniclci, Leonard Zukovvski, Donald Zukowski, Frank Hilgert, Harold Guyette.
F. F. A.
The Future Farmers of America is an organiza-
tion for boys studying vocational agriculture. The
chief purpose of the F.F.A. is to promote better and
more enicient farming.
With Mr. Swanson as their instructor and guide,
the Thorp Chapter of the F.F.A. has been especially
active: last year winning a National Championship.
Officers for the year were Justin Jakowicz,
Presidentg Ronald Schultze, Vice-Presidentg Richard
Alger, Secretary, Joe Siegienski, Treasurer, Ches-
ter Przybylski, Reporter 3 and Robert Butterfield,
F. H. A.
t'ToWards New Horizonsu - With this as our
motto We strived to better understand the importance
of the home and family. U
During the course of the year we witnessed a
demonstration by Mrs. Carrol of the Northern States
Power Company, attended an F.H.A. rally in Stanley,
and competed in a Demonstration Contest held in
the spring. U I
Officers for the year were Sylvia Cieslek, Presi-
dent, Joan Romanowicz, Vice-Presidentg Wanda
Johnson, Treasurerg Genevieve Lasiuk, Historiang
and Kathleen Badzinski, Parliamentarian.
First Row: Maxine Turenne, Patricia Mamayek, Genevieve Lasiuk, Kathleen Baclzinski, Joan Rornanowicz, Sylvia Cieslek, Wanfla
Johnson, Julia Muenich, Nancy Lindquist, Dorothy Deutchlander, Marlene Burkhardt, Joanne Micke.
Second Row: Loretta Burzynski, Theresa Kowalski, Patricia Urbas, Ann Larson, Lorraine Dahm, Darlene Kubera, Dorothy Gollhardt,
Ruby Buss, Frances Kmieciak, Luann Schmidt, Kathleen Hazuga, Rita Gostomski, Rheta Hoffman, Kathryn Khmeck. Y
Third Row: Jackie Hccller, Josephine Hmielak, Pauline Depa. Sylvia Endru, Margie Reichert, Carol Remke,-Annette ljlokkonen,
Irene Jaskot, Shirley Vetterkind, Mary Ann Wyczawski, Dorothy Klimiuski, Marian Henke, Ruth Boguinill, Jane Yetterkmd,
lllartlia Jane Francis, Dorothy Badzinski, llirs. Kloiuda. I I ,
Top Row: Mildred Kurtinaitis, Lucille Viliniarczyk, Pauline Kramicz, Marjorie Kodl, Mariane Staniec Jean Vetterknid, Estelle War-
golet, Harriet Malecki, Lou Ann Kaminski,- Jo Ann Goucelski, Florence Przybylslci, Lillian Pietrzak, Oleta Krarnicz, Darlene
Frese, Bernice Butterheld, Patricia Kuestcr, Rosemae Lukasiewicz.
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Seated: Irene Zarada, hlrs. Swanson, Julia Kaminski, Bernadette Cukla, Rosanne Conway, Eleanore Sciezor. I
Standing: Sylvia Cieslek, Genevieve Lasiuk, Kathleen Hazuga, Leonard Burzynski, Florian Szatalowicz
Donald Nevala. Patricia Urbas, Joanne Romanowicz.
Not Shown: Wanda Johnson
Cut O' The Pines
'AThe Out O' The Pines," a weekly column of high school news published in the
t'Thorp Courier," was again undertaken by the Senior Class this year. The purpose of
this column was to give the public a slight glimpse of what was going on within the
walls of Thorp High School.
Bernadette Cukla was chosen as Editor of the "Out O' The Pines." Assistant
Editors were Julia Kaminski, Patricia Urbas, and Rosanne Conway. Doing the sports
writing were Florian Szatalowicz and James Haas. Wanda Johnson, Donald Nevala,
Genevieve Lasiuk, and Ann Larson served as News Editors. Irene Zarada and Sylvia
Cieslek wrote up senior biographies. Providing humor for the column were Joan
Romanowicz, Eleanore Sciezor, Kathleen Hazuga and Leonard Burzynski. The staff
was capably advised by Mrs. Swanson.
Following tradition, the Junior Class again
published a school newspaperg this year under the
title, "Cardinal Hi-Lites." The paper, which con-
tained news of interest for both students and fac-
ulty, was published semi-annually.
Cardinal Hi-Lites was very ably edited by Julia
Muenich and Genevieve Guell. With Miss Dunn as
their guide the Juniors enjoyed publishing this
school newspaper, Also, they gained much skill and
experience in the field of journalism.
Genevieve Guell and Julia Muenich
First Royvi Bernadette Cukla, Gene Zaske, Arnold Smith, Byron Bogumill. Allene Kenney. I I
Second ltow. .Rosanne Conway, Dorothy Boardman, Marylin Plansky, Julia Kaminski, Patricia Mzxslowslci, Genevieve Guell,
Third Rovy: 'Adeline Bartosiewicz, Norbert Teclaw, Sonja Szymoniak, Kathie Papiernialc, Rosann Ehhen, Annette Hokkonen
Patricia Urbas. Irene Zarada, Dorothy Deutchlancler, Mr. Wenninger.
Fourth Row: Richard VV1ater, Florian Szatalowicz, Roger Turenne, Richard Teclaw.
With the addition of the speech department the Held of Forensics has been an
ever-growing one at Thorp High School. This year, under the able coaching of Mr.
Wenninger, ten students journeyed to Eau Claire to take part in the District Forensic
Contest. Eight of the ten students received ups, which made them eligible to take part
in the finals.
Norbert Teclaw and Julia Kaminski brought honors to our school by becoming
Ruth Smigaj, Lou Ann Kaminski, Dorothy Gollhnrdt,
David Guell, Mary Ellen Pabich, ,lim Biser, jo Ann
Under the supervision of Mrs. Swanson the
Freshmen Declamation Contest was held in March.
Seven students Won in the class elimination and
said their declams on the stage to the student body.
They were Mike Biser, Lou Ann Kaminski, Dorothy
Gollhardt, Jo Ann Grucelski, Ruth Smigaj, Mary
Ellen Pabich, and David Guell. ln the finals Ruth
Smigraj placed first, having her name engraved on
the trophy, Jo Ann Grucelski, second, and Dorothy
Gollhardt and Mary Ellen Pabich tied for third.
This year, once again, the Curtis Drive proved to be
a huge success. We surpassed our quota of 32500, ending
up with a grand total of S2,941.61.
As in previous years the Freshmen and Juniors com-
peted against the Seniors and Sophomores. When the
drive Was over, We found that the Freshmen-Junior team
was the victor with a total of' 351,398.04 The Sophomore-
Senior team had 351,315.34 The Juniors finished in first
place among the classes. This made them the Winners of
Top salesman honors went to Dorothy Badzinski, this
year. Dorothy's sales amounted to 213164.25 This record
will definitely stand as a challenge to future students.
Justin Jakowicz was the lucky Winner of the Bulova
Wrist Watch in the drawing. There was also a drawing'
for an individual salesmanship trophy. All top salesmen
who had sold S30 or more were eligible to compete in this
event. Marylin Plansky became the possessor of the trophy.
Much of the success of this year's Curtis Drive should
be credited to the two secretaries, Allene Kenney and
Sylvia Cieslek, who so ably handled the entire affair.
First Row: Fred Kenney, Marlene Burkhardt, Richard Alger.
Second Row: Patricia Kuester, Allene Kenney, Sylvia Cieslek, Susan Harycki.
Third Row: Bernadette Culcla, Arnold Smith, Genevieve Guell, Josephine Hmielak, Norbert Teclmv, Nancy
Not Shown: Riclmrfl Jarocki
Page Thirty -eight
On April 3, 1952, the Class of 1953 presented a
three-act comedy entitled "Too Sweet For Sixteen."
The plot and characters were as follows: Judy,
CMarg1e Reichertj who was sixteen and a half, would
have moved heaven and earth to get her own way.
When she and her friends Midge fRosann Ebbenj and
Lila fSylvia Cieslekj were invited fconditionallyj to
the college fraternity costume dance, action started.
They stole a man's suit from Judy's "steady," Shrimp,
fRichie Teclawj while he was stuck in the window,
got rid of Judy's parents in order to borrow the furni-
ture for the dance fone of the conditions! and scared
and upset the whole family.
Martha jane Francis
Finally, father, fNorbert Teclawj who had three
daughters, and a baby contest on his hands, had a talk
with Judy. Shrimp came in for his share of repay-
Older sister, Susie, CJulia Kaminskij had boy
trouble and when she was in danger of losing Zack,
fDon Nevalaj another boy entered the picture. This
caused Zack to boil over with jealousyg but in the end
Susie got the right man and sister Bessie Uoanne
Romanowicz, found a whirl wind romance of her own.
The play, with Miss Dunn directing it, was Very
successful. It provided the audience with entertainment
as well as relaxation.
"If You Knew Susie," a three-act comedy was staged November 6. Margie
Reichert as Susie got entangled into one hopeless web after another, only to be saved
by a kind fate, and her mysterious Aunt Sally's surprise. Allene Kenney as Daisy, a
dumb but helpful maid, set the crowd roaring with her stupid remarks.
Under the direction of Mrs. Swanson the play proved to be a huge success. The
audience, which was the largest ever to witness a class play in the history of Thorp
High School, thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Richard Teclaw .
Seated: Arnold Zaborowski, Julia Kaminski, Tom Qualle, Allene Kenney, Mary Ellen Pabich.
Standing: Neil Broeren, Diane Zaborowski, Patricia Maslowski, Ronald Schultze, Mr. Gaffney.
Now in its third year, the Student Council of Thorp High School has become a
very active working body. Officers of the nine-member council were Tom Qualle, Presi-
dent, Allene Kenney, Vice-President, and Julia Kaminski, Secretary. Other members
were Diane Zaborowski, Mary Ellen Pabich, Neil Broeren, Ronald Schultz, Pat Maslow-
ski, and Arnold Zaborowski. Mr. Gaffney ably served as faculty advisor.
Allene Kenney, Tom Qualle, Neil Broeren, and Pat Maslowski were delegates to
the State Student Council Convention held in Eau Claire, October 18 and 19. Here such
things were discussed as, "problems Within small schools," "Vandalism," and Hstudent
cooperation." Allene Kenney also attended the National Student Council Convention
last summer in Evanston, Illinois. She was chosen on her leadership ability and her
past experience with Student Council Work. Allene returned with many new ideas and
suggestions for our council.
Nineteen-fifty-two being an election year, the council emphasized one's voting
duty to his government. They sponsored an Election Poster Contest, in which many
students took part. In a mock election held November 4, it was found that the majority
of the high school students voted Republican. i
A constitution for the Student Council was a project successfully completed
The major project undertaken by the council this year was that of.writing a
handbook for high school students. Upon its completion this book contained much
information that will be of use to the students, especially freshmen.
W P, '
First Row: Lucille Soborowicz, Doris Reichert, Eleanore Sciezor, Susan Harycki, Bernadette Cukla, Sylvia Cieslik, Darlene Kubera,
Betty Neiman, Miss Dunn.
Second Row: Caroline Szczech, Joanne Micke, Valencia Marek, Joan Borowski, Adeline Bartosiewicz, Annette Hokkonen, Nancy Lind-
quist, Lorraine Tomkowiak, Margie Reichert, Genevieve Lasiuk.
Third Row: Rosanne Conway, Gertrude Marek, Martha Jane Francis, Darlene Frese, Kathleen Hazuga, Harriet Malecki, Irene Zarada,
Ruby Buss, Julia Kaminski, Joan Carpenter.
This year the Assistant Librarians took the place of, what had formerly been,
the Library Club. These girls, under the guidance of Miss Dunn, offer their services
one period of the day to work in the Libra1'y. Besides being a help to their fellow I
students they also gain valuable experience for themselves.
The Student Librarians assist in the cataloging and accessioning' of books and I
posting magazines and newspapers. With the aid of these students the High School .
Library has been quite efiicient. 3
Page Forty-four I
First Row: Donray Izydorek, Gene Zaske. Harley Nerdrum, Byron Bogumill, Leonard Zukowski, Jerry
Phillips, Edward Ciolkosz, John Maier, Roger Turenne, James Haas. Jack Dallas.
Second Row: Coach Amundson, Donald Dobrzynski, Roger Hoffman, Gordon Hansen, Robert Benzschawel,
Neil Broeren, Francis Grabon, Tom Qualle, Richard Jaroeki, Edward Haas, Coach Haldy, Myron Haldy.
Top Row: Louis Carpenter, Robert Badzinski, James Biser, Carl johnson, Roger Benzschawel, Donald
?ukowski, Arnold Zaborowski, Robert Folczyk, David Guell, Justin Jakowicz, Arnold Smith, Bill
Top Picture - STARTING LINEUP
Backlield: Gene Zaske, James Haas, Captain Gerald Phillips, Tom Qualle.
Line: Roger Turenne, jack Dallas, Leonard Zukowski, Edward Ciolkosz, Donray Izyilorek, Byron
Bogumill, Harley Nerdrum.
Bottom Picture f SENIORS
First Row: Donald Dobrzynski, Jack Dallas, Francis Grabon. Richard Vanderhyden.
Second Row: Captain Gerald Phillips, Edward Haas, James Haas, Tom Qualle.
Under the direction of Coach I-Ialdy, who has
proved himself to be one of the outstanding football
coaches in Northern Wisconsin, the Thorp Cards
began pre-season football practice on August 18.
Though the number of candidates to report was
small, the boys were willing to work and make
sacrifices necessary for a winning team. For three
weeks they practiced, doing tiresome calisthenics and
drills with spirit and determination. This hard work
in the summer was soon to prove its worth in the
Sparked by the outstanding efforts of our
Captain, Jake Phillips, we became the first team in
the history of Thorp High School to come through
a football season undefeated and untied.
During this spectacular season, which was high-
lighted by a 26 to 0 win over our arch-rival, Stanley,
Thorp had the honor of placing two players on the
All-State Honor Rolls. Nearly every week the name
of Jake Phillips could be found on this list of star
performers in the State. Harley Nerdrum, next
years captain, also received mention on the list of
Honor winners. -'
At the end of the season Phillips was placed on
the "Eau Claire Leader's" "All-Northwest" grid
team. Harley Nerdruni and Tom Qualle also received
SEPTEMBER 12 - In our first game of the 1952
season we journeyed to Osseo where we started out
our season with a 19 to 6 win over a strong Osseo
team. The first touchdown of the season was scored
when Gus Haas, Thorp's outstanding fullback, crack-
ed over in the first few minutes of play. Phillips
converted to make the score 7-0. Qualle got a TD in
the second period and Phillips added a clincher in
SEPTEMBER 18 - Entering conference play at
Cornell, the Thorpmen rolled up an impressive 27 to
7 win. Thorp marched for a score the first time they
got their hands on the ball with Tom Qualle going
the last 20 yards into paydirt. Jake Phillips gave
the fans a thrill they will never forget when he
broke loose on a quarterback sneak and raced 60
yards for a touchdown. Phillips and Qualle each
added another marker and Phillips kicked three out
of four conversions.
SEPTEMBER 25 - In the first game on our home
field the now red-hot Cards downed a stubborn Inde-
pendence team 28 to 6. Jake Phillips had another
spectacular night as he scored one touchdown and
kicked all four extra points. Gus Haas gave the fans
something to cheer about when he carried half the
Independence team over the goal line from 25 yards
out. Tom Qualle broke loose on a 45 yard scoring
jaunt and later he passed to end Harley Nerdrum
for another TD. N erdrum's touchdown came on the
play called H27 running pass," which became a stand-
ard in the games to come.
OCTOBER 2 - Disaster for Owen! With Jake
Phillips and Tom Qualle setting the pace and a mar-
velous line doing a clean up job up front, Thorp
sent Owen home with a 51 to 0 defeat. Phillips start-
ed the whole thing out when he made a beautiful
80 yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff.
Jake scored twice more on runs of 11 and 53 yards,
and kicked three extra points. Qualle also scored
three times on runs of 3, 10, and ci14fyards anddflipiqnid
a scoring pass to Ner rum goo or 45 yar s. e
game was highlighted in the final quarter when Len
Zukowski burst through center for a 45 yard touch-
down run and became "Mr, Touchdown."
OCTOBER 10 - Thorp beats Gilman 1 to 0.
OCTOBER 16 - Cadott, displaying a fine brand of
football, came as close as anybody could to the
Rampaging Redmen as they bowed 21 to 6. Thorp
scored the first time they had the ball, marching
from our own 43 to the Cadott 2 where big Gus
Haas powered over. Phillips converted to make it
7-0. Taking to the air for the second touchdown,
Phillips passed to Turenne from twelve yards out
and Rog stepped into the end zone. Passing again,
Phillips hit Qualle on a play covering 45 yards and
scoring. Phillips converted both times to make it 21.
OCTOBER 23 - STANLEY! Thorp journeyed to
Stanley in one of the most publicized games in the
State. Both teams were unbeaten and both teams
boasted speedy backfields and stalwart lines. Stanley
received and after an exchange of punts which put
the Orioles deep in our territory the stubborn Thorp
line began to hold. Then Harley Nerdrum saved the
day for the Cards when he recovered a Stanley
fumble on our 5 yard line. With Qualle and Phillips
throwing, Thorp marched in the second period for
a score. Qualle went six yards around end to the 2
and cracked over on the next play making it six to
nothing. Near the end of the half Phillips made a
beautiful interception of a Stanley pass and re-
turned it 39 yards to the Stanley 21, but Stanley
held at that point. Both teams were scoreless in the
third quarter but in the final period Thorp began to
roll. With Phillips sparking a touchdown drive Thorp
scored on Gene Zaske's pass to Harley Nerdrum.
Zaske scored on a short buck over center and the
final counter came on a pass from Qualle to Zaske
in the end zone. The Thorp line played the best
game of the season against Stanley. To try to name
the wonderful plays exhibited by our linemen would
iill ten pages.
OCTOBER 31 - Homecoming Day 1952! The un-
defeated Cards made it a perfect season before a
large homecoming crowd by trouncing Neillsville 52
to 0. It was a perfect afternoon for football and
Thorp proved it by displaying some of the best foot-
ball seen around here as far back as anyone can
remember. "Homer" Vanderhyden blocked a punt
early in the game and on the first Thorp play from
scrimmage Tom Qualle raced 17 yards and scored.
The rout was on! In the course of the game Phillips
and Qualle scored and passed for touchdowns almost
at will. Tom scored four touchdowns and Jake three
and they each passed for two more. The last score
came when Qualle, appearing to be trapped, raced
back the way he had come and iiipped to Gordie
Hansen in the end zone. The rugged Thorp line, with
Jack Dallas doing a terrific job at backer-up, held
Neillsville without a first down and a minus seven
Congratulations to Coach Haldy and the boys
on a job well done and a host of records for Thorp
teams to shoot at in the future.
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Rubisch Memorial Trophy
In the memory of Don Rubisch, Stewart North
has dedicated a beautiful trophy to be placed in our
trophy case. Mr. North was Grundy's coach all
through high school, and through his diligent coach-
ing, Grundy developed into an expert center. This
trophy will remain in our trophy case and each year
the team's "Most Improved Player" will have his
name engraved on it. The player will be selected by
a vote of his teammates, his coaches, and two prom-
inent business men. This year Harley Nerdrum was
chosen to have his name engraved on the memorial.
We Wish to thank Mr. North for this trophy.
We hope that in years to come it will inspire boys
to work harder in basketball.
We, the class of 1953, proudly dedicate the
basketball section of this "Seniorian" to the late
Donald "Grundy" Rubisch. Grundy, as he was known
to all his friends and classmates, was probably the
greatest basketball player ever to wear the colors of
Thorp High School. His individual scoring records
for Thorp will probably stand for many years to
come. He was a Wonderful Captain and he led the
basketball team of '51-52 to an Eastern Division
Cloverbelt title and on to the finals of the Spooner
Sectional, where Thorp was beaten by a powerful
Superior squad. Grundy was a good student and was
liked by all who associated with him. It was a cruel
fate that took his life in an auto accident in early
November of 1952. Had he lived, Grundy would have
carried the name of our school to even greater
heights, as he was planning to enter college at the
time of his death. His jersey number, "25," has
been retired and placed in the trophy case, never
again to be worn by a Thorp basketball player.
First Row: Donray Izydorek, Robert Melrtenqs, To-m Qualle, Bill Urban, Jerry Phillips, Harley Nerdrum, Roger Turenne.
Second Row: Coach Haldy, Robert Badzlnski, Edward Ciolkosz, Arnold Zaborowski, Gordon Hansen, Richard Alger, Jack
Turning in their cleats for gym shoes and their
pads for trunks and jerseys, the Cards began to pre-
pare for their 52-53 basketball season. With Captain
Jake Phillips, Tom Qualle, Bob Mertens, and Roger
Turenne returning letter winners to form a nucleus,
Coach Haldy began to form a winning combination.
Big Bill Urban filled in well at center and Harley
Nerdrum rapidly improved to fill a forward post.
"Butch" Izydorek and "Pee Wee" Badzinski proved
to be able reserves as the season progressed.
After a heart breaking loss to Chetek the Cards
began to find themselves and displayed a line brand
of basketball throughout the season. Winning all
their Eastern Cloverbelt games, the Cardinal Clad
Warriors went on to beat Fall Creek and take home
their fifth Cloverbelt trophy in the last six years.
In their bid for State honors the Thorp Cardin-
als reached the Sectional Tournament for the second
Nov. 21 - CHETEK AT THORP - The Cards got a
bad start to their 52-53 season when they lost a heart
breaker to Chetek 42 to 41. The score was 23 all at
half' but a Chetek rally in the third quarter was enough
to stop Thorp. Phillips paced the Cards with 13 points.
NOV. 25 - THORP AT LOYAL - After losing their
first game of the season the Cards came back to beat
an out-classed Loyal team. Hitting the nets for a 15 to
4 first quarter lead, the Cards were never threatened, as
the reserves played most of the second half and went
on to win 62 to 27. Tom Qualle paced the winners with
straight year - only to lose out to a strong Eau
Claire ball club, which went on to take State con-
The Cards have nothing to be ashamed of, as
their season ended with an impressive 19 and 8
record. Leading his teammates to the Cloverbelt and
District titles, Captain Jake Phillips scored 428
points for a 15.9 average. He was followed by Tom
Qualle with 416 for 15.4 average and Bill Urban with
354 and a 13.1 average.
We say congratulations to Coaches Haldy and
Amundson for a job well done and congratulations
to the boys who worked so hard to give Thorp
another great team in a long line of Champions.
Many records were set by this team and the
boys who played on it. It is our hope that the teams
of the future will continue to play the kind of bas-
ketball that this team made famous.
DEC. 2 - THORP AT AL'rooNA-Coach Haldy's pray-
er for a smooth working center seemed to be answered as
Bill Urban, Junior pivotman, hit the nets for 22 points
as the Thorp boys came through with a 76 to 51 victory
over Altoona. Some fine passing by Captain Jake
Phillips and 18 points by Tom Qualle helped win.
DEC. 5 - OWEN AT THORP - Opening their Clover-
belt Conference Season, the Cardinals kept up their
winning way with a 74 to 41 win over Owen. Scoring in
the 70's for the second game in a row, the Thorpmen
showed that they were a team to watch in the games to
come. Urban came through again to lead the scorers
with 26 points.
DEC. 9 - CADOTT AT THORP - Hitting 24 points in
a big second period, Thorp stopped a determined Cadott
team 69-57. Phillips hit 21 and Mertens came through
with 16 to give the Cards their fourth straight win.
DEC. 16 - STANLEY AT THOEP - In the first game
against their traditional rivals from Stanley, the
Cardinals nudged the Orioles 66 to 49. Phillips with 22
and Qualle with 21 led Thorp into an Eastern Clover-
DEC. 30 - STRATFORD AT THoRP - An unbeaten
Stratford quintet, rated No. 1 in the t'Little Sixteen"
gave the Cardinals their second setback of the season.
Tom Qualle's 24 points was not enough as Stratford
pulled out a 65-63 victory.
JAN. 6 - NEILLSVILLE AT THORP - A 23 point first
half by Jake Phillips was more than enough as Thorp
got back on the winning road, whipping Neillsville 69-
37. Phillips led the scorers with 24 points.
JAN. 9 - THORP AT COLFAX - Holding a highly
rated Colfax team in check for three quarters, the
Cardinals fell apart in the fourth period and lost 64 to
49. Leo Pecore couldn't be stopped and Tho1'p lost their
third game in nine starts.
JAN. 13 - WITHEE AT THORP - Thorp proved too
much for a small Withee team, as they sent them home
smarting under a 68-36 defeat. Phillips' 20 and Ner-
drum's 12 led the scorers.
JAN. 15'- THORP AT STANLEY - The Thorp jinx
worked again, as Thorp had little trouble downing
Stanley on the latters court 70 to 58. Nerdrum paced
the scorers with 17 points while Urban and Phillips
added 15 apiece. This made about the seventh straight
year that Thorp has won over Stanley without a defeat.
JAN. 20 - ALTOONA AT THORP - Thorp's two for-
wards paced the Cardinals in a non-conference win
over Altoona. Harley Nerdrum and Tom Qualle hit 18
and 16 points respectively as Thorp toppled Altoona
JAN. 22 - THORP AT NEILLSVILLE - Running up 81
points in a wild scoring game, the Cards walloped a
listless Neillsville quintet. Qualle led the Cardinals to
an 81-49 victory by dropping in 30 points.
JAN. 27 - THORP AT OWEN - The Cards wrapped
up their seventh straight Eastern Division Champion-
ship by rolling over Owen 61 to 30. Owen was unable to
penetrate the Thorp defense and Thorp's offense was
supplied by Jake Phillips as he hit a cool 24 points.
JAN. 30 - THCRP AT WITIIEE - Jake Phillips fired
in 33 points as Thorp ended their Eastern Cloverbelt
season unbeaten. Withee was no match for the high
scoring Cards as Thorp hit 82 to Withee's 59.
FEB. 2 - THORP AT BLOOMER - Giving a tough
Bloomer outfit a battle all the way, the Cards bowed to
the Blackhawks 54-46. With the whole team shooting
an unbelievably low percentage, the Cardinals failed in
an attempt to rally late in the ball game. High scorers
for Thorp were Urban, Phillips, and Qualle, with 11,
10, and 9 respectively.
First Row: Coach Amunclson, Richard Alger, Gene Zaske, Jim Schauer, Arnold Zaborowski, Edward Ciolkosz, Tom Hirsch,
Second Row: David Guell, Mike Biser, Donald Zukowski, Leonard Zukowski, Neil Broeren, Roger Hoffman, Rex Schmidt,
Not Shown: Richard Jnrocki
The 1952-53 "B" Squad, under the fine coaching of
Mr. Amundson, came through the season with an ex-
cellent record - winning eighteen games while losing
three. The boys who made up this years squad were Ed
"Squirrel" Ciolkosz, who was third in the team scoring
with 116 points, Dick Jarocki, second in scoring with
160 points, Gordie Hansen, who paced the team in total
scoring with 170 points, Arnie Zaborowski, Tom Hirsch,
Rich Alger, Dave Guell, Jim Schauer, Rog Hoffman,
Mike Biser, Gene Zaske, Don Zukowski, Len Zukowski,
Bill Harycki, and Neil Broeren. Thorp's basketball fu-
ture looks rosy as the "B" Squad won all of their games
against Cloverbelt competition. The team lost only to
teams from Bloomer, Black River Falls, and Colfax.
FEB. 3 - LOYAL AT THOBP - Thorp broke the
school scoring record with an 87-30 win over Loyal.
Loyal tried a stalling ofense but the Card press made
short work of it. Qualle hit 25 and Urban 20 in a wild
FEB. 10 - THORP AT CADOTT - An upset-minded
Cadott ball club gave the Cardinals an unexpected de-
feat as Thorp took it's fifth loss in nineteen games 69
to 66. Urban was the only player able to hit for Thorp
as he dropped in 24 points. .
FEB. 17 - BLACK RIVER AT THORP - Disaster
struck in the form of a burning hot Black River Falls
ball club as Thorp was snowed under by a score of 91 to
64. Black River Falls hit a .516 shooting percentage in
their win over Thorp. High scorers for the Cards were
Urban with 20, Qualle with 18, and Phillips with 16.
FEB. 21 - THORP vs FALL CREEK CChampionshipJ
- The Cards won their fifth Cloverbelt Championship
in the last six years by downing Fall Creek, the Western
Division Champs, by a score of 60 to 46. Harley Ner-
drum was the leading scorer for Thorp, coming through
with 15 points while Urban hit 14. Phillips and Qualle
scored 12 each.
FEB. 25 - THORP vs WITHEE-Tournament Time!!
Playing in their first District Tournament in a long
time, the Cards opened their bid for State honors by
humbling Withee the third time this season 70 to 54.
Phillips was the big gun for Thorp, hitting 21 points.
Urban and Nerdrum followed with 17 Kz 16 respectively.
1 FEDB. 26'- THORP AT GREENWCOD - Hitting 20
points in a.b1g second quarter the rampaging Cardinals
fought their way into the District finals by whipping
Greenwood 67 to 51. Thorp's defense held Greenwood to
4 points in the third stanza as the Cards poured in 18
more. Qualle and Urban took the scoring honors with
17 and 18 points respectively.
FEB. 29 - THORP AT CORNELL - Trailing most of
the game Thorp took over the lead in the last minute
and copped their first District title by edging a deter-
mined Cornell five 51 to 49. Cornell held a 49-47 lead
with a minute to go when Tom Qualle hit on a jump
shot to knot the score. Qualle was then fouled twice and
made good both free throws to give Thorp a hard
fought victory. Urban and Qualle had 11 points each
while Mertens and Phillips both hit 10. Phillips' great
rebounding and Merten's hitting in the clutches were
deciding factors in the Thorp win.
MAR. 6 - THORP vs OssEo - Playing for the right
to enter the Sectional, Thorp overcame an Osseo height
advantage and pulled out a 64-60 win. Pacing the Cards
in their last win of the year were Jake Phillips and
Bill Urban with 20 and 19 points.
MAR. 13 - THORP vs EAU CLAIRE-Friday the 13Lh
proved to be an unlucky day for the Cards as they lost
to a hot shooting ball club from Eau Claire. The boys
played their hearts out, but Eau Claire's class was too
much for them and the Old Abes pulled out a 59-47
victory. Qualle and Urban took scoring honors for
Thorp with 18 and 17 points respectively.
MAR. 14 - THORP vs COCHRANE - Playing for con-
solation in the Menomonie Sectional Thorp blew a four-
teen point lead in the last quarter and lost to a sizzling
hot Cochrane team 75 to 73. In the last game for four
seniors Tom Qualle poured in 22 points to take scoring
honors. Urban followed with 14 and Phillips added 13
in a heart-breaking loss.
Rosann Ebben, Rosanne Conway, Margie Cook, Marylin Plansky, Margie Reichert.
"We're backing the Cardinals 100W !" When you hear this yell, you know it can
be none other than the snappy Thorp Cheerleaders trying to get up some pep and school
spirit to back their team on to victory. They have added that little extra that some-
times meant the difference between victory and defeat.
The Cheerleaders on the '52-53 squad are Rosanne Conway, Rosann Ebben, and
Margie Reichert, who are graduating, and Margie Cook and Marylin Plansky, who will
be returning next year.
Besides the A-Team Cheerleaders, there are the B-Team Cheerleaders who have
backed the B-Team to a very victorious season. They include Bernice Butterfield, Betty
Neiman, Ruth Smigaj, and Maxine Turenne. Three of these will take the place of this
Bernice Butterfield, Betty Neiman, Ruth Smigaj, Maxine Turenne.
Noon Day Basketball
- SEPTEMBER -
Thorp at Withee
Seniors have pictures taken at Medford -
Mr. Hagen takes pictures of underclassmen.
Thorp at Osseo
Pat Sennett entertained us on the Marimba
Thorp at Cornell
Twirp Dance sponsored by the Juniors
Mr. Jones brings us another lyceum
Clark County Education Association at
- OCTOBER -
Owen here - Lion's Buifet Lunch
Student body entertained by Bertelle's Birds
Freshmen Return Party
Forensic Meet - Eau Cla.ire
Mass meeting - Ag judging at Owen
Thorp at Stanley - Scotch Trio
Boy Scouts Evening
Bond Election N
Neillsville here - Homecoming
- NOVEMBER -
Junior Red Cross
Mr. Doyle takes group pictures
Senior Class Play
Northern States Demonstration
Mr. Roberts - Rings and Invitations
Air Observation Meeting
Lone Eagle Lyceum
Thorp at Loyal
- DECEMBER -
Thorp at Altoona
Owen at Thorp
Roy Meyer Lyceum
Holiday recess begins - Alumni here
Mixed Chorus Party
Alumni fvsj Marshfield
Stratford fvsl Thorp
- JANUARY -
Thorp at Colfax
Thorp at Stanley
Thorp at Neillsville
Thorp at Owen
Thorp at Withee
- FEBRUARY -
Band Mothers' Card Party
Thorp at Bloomer
Thorp at Cadott - Stanley Band Concert
Curtis high salesmen see Lakers
Black River Falls here
Thorp at Greenwood
- MARCH -
Osseo at Greenwood
League Forensic Contest at Neillsville
Freshmen Forensic Contest
District Forensic Contest at Eau Claire
Solo Ensemble Recital
Band Plays Concert at Stanley
Solo Ensemble Contest at Eau Claire
Lions' Club Fun Nite
- APRIL -
School closes at noon for Easter Vacation
Cloverbelt Athletic Banquet
State Forensic Contest
Junior Class Play
- M:AY -
Music Festival at Eau Claire
Rural Visiting Day
School out for the Summer
When the 1953-54 school year opens in September, we will see the students of
Thorp High School working in an entirely new atmosphere. For the past several years
our high school has been overcrowded and, to a certain extent, inadequately furnished.
This problem will be remedied by a new addition and a complete remodeling job, which
is planned to be finished by the second week in September.
A new domestic science room will be added on the ground, or first floor. A
completely furnished cafeteria will be made out of what is now, the agriculture room
and the laboratory. A kindergarten will be added on the ground Hoor. The Superinten-
dent's office, consisting of' an outer office and a waiting room, will also occupy the
On the second floor there will be teachers' restrooms and a girls' restroom. New
rooms for the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades will be built. Girls' lockers for
both the grade and high school students will be added.
A modern science laboratory, adequately furnished will be on- the third fioor.
Here there will also be new social science rooms and a boys' washroom and lockers.
A new domestic science room will be added on the ground, or first, fioor. A
a new ticket oiiice will be added.
A fire tower, which will run from the first to the top fioor, will be erected in
the south east corner of the building. There will be fire doors in every room. A new
heating plant will be installed.
The English room, library, and health room will be remodeled.
From this brief glimpse of our new school it is obvious that it will alter the
previously overcrowded and inadequate situation.
We wish to express our appreciation to everyone concerned in providing these
modern conveniences for our school system.
Page Sixty -one
1. The Lucky Winner . . . 2. Ah, peace at last . . . 3. Orchestra Playin' a SIMPLE Melody . . . 4. Take -it from John Crow
. . . 5. Miss Dunn . . . 6. Rosie . . , 7. Gus M studying?? . . . S. Where's everybody? . . . 9. Mr. XNfSI1H11'lgC1"S brood!! . . .
10. Bashful Roger? . . . 11. Candid pose . . . 12. Assistant Janitors . , . 13. Can this be 1ove?? . . . 14. Class of '55 . , . 15. Give
me Liberty or give me Death . . . 16. These guys sureget around -- or is it the girls?? . . . 17. The lucky number is - - - . . .
18. Bunch of Goof-offs . . . 19. Waltz me around again . . . 20. Well, according to Darwin's Theory of Evolution - - - . . .
21. Whois that sitting with you, Jeannie? . . . 22. Sunshine , . . 23. Three heads are as good as one? . . . 24. A toast! . . .
25. Christmas Spirit . . . 26, Betty Ann . . . 27. Phy Ed wrestling? . . . ZS. She's in the Army now? . . . 29. The whecls!?!
. . . 30. Let's have MORE parties!!
Congratulations to Class of 1953
WOLF DRUG STORE
Always a Registered Pharmacist on Duty
GORDON A. WOLF, PH.G.
EDWIN BLACKMAN, PH.G.
- Clover Dairy Ice Cream Served -
Agnes A - Compliments of -
, Friendly Service
Office 2 Blocks West of Bank
Withee Wisconsin MIKE SNEIDER, .IR-
PHONE - OWEN I6-W THORP WISCONSIN
-COTIVIPLIMENTS OF THE--
JACOB LEINENKUGEL BREWING CO.
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1953
DR. B. R. SLOTA
- Phone 221 -
THORP AUTO SALES
Ford Sales and Service
Thorp F l ' -T Wisconsin
- Compliments of -
Fish Fry Friday Night
Fried Chicken Saturday Night
- Phone 73 -
Withee Midway Bar
BRUCHERT - BEURINK
Phone 1221 - Owen
Super Service Station . 'Of -
PURE OIL PRODUCTS Thorp Hardware Co.
PHONE 148 - THoRP,w1s.
Louie Boardman Phone 45 -5-" Thorp, Wis
R A-NKE1 CE Stewart Cheese
Thats all I do and I do that Corporatlon
Robert Benzschawel ITAQIQIIAN
Agengy AMERICAN CHEESE
- phone 36 - - PHONE GREENWOOD 44 -
Thorp Wisconsin Greenwood, Wisconsin
The Thorp Courier ----- The Gilman Herald
Published Every Thursday and Friday
. . . PROFITABLE ADVERTISING
. . . NEAT COMMERCIAL PRINTING
E. J. Crane and Sons
"The Farmers' Market"
Carl M. Kordahl
- I E W E L E R -
DIAMONDS and WATCHES
Stanley T Wisconsin
Compliments of your
Ferguson Oliver 55 Papec
D E A I.. E R
O 'CSN Lumber Co.
BARNEYS IMPLEMENT CO. ,C
Owen Wisconsin Phone 110 i Thorp, W1s
- Daily Deliveries -
BOTTLED MILK - CREAM
- Manufacturers of -
S AMERICAN CHEESE
WALTER A. REINKE PHONE 14R6
Ceci1's Shoe Shop
THORP ---- WISCONSIN
To The Class of 1953
FARMERS' STORE CO.
. . General Merchandise . . .
HERBERT J. SIMET, Mgr.
See The - - -I .
Llebzelt Service Station
Insurance Agency and Bar
FOR THE BEST INSURANCE
Write or Call for Free Estimates
AUTO - TORNADO - HAIL - FIRE
EAT, GAS, POP
AND BEER, TOO.
EWTON BUILDING. 357 Minnesota Street. ST. PAUL 1. MIN
GHEEIIE Enqrayinq Cumpanu
77f466'l40f FINE PRINTING PLATES
For Artificial Breeding Service Offering A Fine
Breeding Program in Addition to Proven Sires
-- Call Our Approved Inseminator -
K E N N E T H H E L D
PHONE THORP 129 1- ON SUNDAYS 273
OR PHONE STANLEY 33WX or 1691313
. . . Compliments of . . .
TRI-COUNTY CHEESE CORPORATION
- Warehouses -
Thorp --- Boyd
A WILIQS GAS CO.
YOUR BULK GAS DEALER
C. A. Pregent
HIGHWAY FURNITURE STORE
2 miles East on 29
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN
and Supply Co.
- Business Equipment -
CLASS OF '53
Radio and Television
- Phone ISSR3 -
JUSTIN ROSEMEYER ---- PROP.
Greenwood Body Shop
GEORGE SELISKAR, PROP.
- Phone I -
JOHN AND MARY PINK, PROPS. I
8 Miles North of Thorp Greenwood - Wisconsin
. . . Texaco Products . . .
- 24 Hour Wrecker Service -
Outboard Motor Sales 8: Service
- PHONE 322 -
GREENWOOD - WISCONSIN
E11e'r'ything In Printing
For YOUR PRINTING TOMORROW
SEE US TODAY
PHONE 157 - THORP, WIS.
BEN J. BURKHARDT, PROP.
. C NT
Thorp Pipe '55 Supply , OTPLIME SDF
Company Cliff s Cleaners
PLUMBING Sz HEATING Cleaning nf Pressing
SUppL1ES Dyeing 6: Alterations
- PHONE ISO -
' - Pick-up and Delivery -
- PHONE 247 -
Casey Kubiszewski Thorp Wisconsin
- - - Compliments
THORP IMPLEMENT COMPANY
A. M.As1akson, Proprietor
I. H. C.
--- PHONE I03 ---
J 'ESF General Store
GROCERIES - MEATS
c o M P L 1 M E N T s
Walter Brewing Co.
WDRY GOODS H
"The BEER That ls BEER
- QUALIQTY - SERVICE -
Phone 40 3 I Thorp, Wis. Eau Claire Wisconsin
I ""ifl5dzE2'L"' TH U R P, WI 5
and Best Wishes
Overgard '55 Mathwig Royal O11 Company
Physicians 6: Surgeons PURE OIL PRODUCTS
Chester Glasshof, Ageflt
Office Hours - 10-125 2-5 - Phone 27 -
.. phone 43 - I THORP W1scoNs1N
Congratulations, Seniors - - -
THORP FLOUR 25 FEED CO.
STEVEN A. Dus sr LEON Dus, Proprietors
Dr. R. H. Stuesser BEST WISHES OF
Physician 6: Surgeon
- PHONE -' Frank and Mary
Office 1l1R2 Res. 11lR3
Thorp - - - Wisconsin
1- Phone 150 -1-
ALTENBURG AUTO CO.
F O R D
SALES and SERVICE
1 s f I
Chic Apparel BLOIMIEZS
Dress Shop eauty Op
Open Every Day and Thurs. Eve.
IVIRS. ROSE PAWLAK and Saturday Mornings
Th W. - PHONE IIS
Grp - I 1 I lsconsm Owen Wisconsin
Steve Losiewicz Thorp, Wisconsin
Compliments of L. P. WALSDORP
DR. G. A. SCHIEP
A I' LIFE .... AUTOMOBILE
FIRE .... TORNADO
...INSURANCE . ..
LYMAN LUIVIBER AND FUEL COMPANY
- FUEL -
PHONE 52 THORP, WISCONSIN
I' S I'
-1- Compliments of --
Smooth --1 Mellow
LEO HEDLER, Agent
. . . Compliments of . . .
Division Of Lonepine Dairy '55 Store
SOCONY-VACUUM OIL CO. Frank al Anna Meske
Thorp, Wis. A. W. Olson, Agent
"The Sign of Friendly Service" PHONE IZRI4
- PHONE 50 - Thorp Wisconsm
LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
Thorp Lodge No. 680
POOL - SI-IUFFLE - BAR
-- Phone 204 T
Operated by Ed 8: Clara Bogumill
BOWL FDR HEALTH
i AT 1
CLUB RECREATION PARLORS
Thorp, Wisconsin Ed d Ch 1 tt P 1 k
Congratulations and Best Wishes
to the Class of 1953 - - -
CORWIN C. GUELL
Attorney at Law
Congratulations Seniors - - -
Best Wishes in the Years Ahead
Compliments to your School and
BEN FRANKLIN STORE
THoRP, WIS -1 PHONE 86
- Headquarters For - w
CANDY, SCHOOL STATIONERY, TOILET ARTICLES,
NOTIONS AND TOYS
O. W. TRINDAL COMPANY
Cwholesale 26 Retailj
LOYAL - GRANTON - SPENCER
P S gh
Carl and Francis Johnson welcome you to the - - -
TI-IORP DAIRY BAR AND CAFE
Homemade Ice Cream - Dinners - Short Orders
- Fountain Service -
PAT soDERBERo RESEBURG
Dealer in Feeder Pigs
-PHONE 283 -
Dairy '25 Store
MRS. AND MRS. CASIMIR BOYARSKI
- PHONE I2R2 -
GAS AND OIL STATION
- For -
L. A. Wetzel, Broker
Wetzel Real Estate
Farms . . . Homes . . .
. . . Business Opportunities
Gilman, Wis. Phone 2671
FISI-IERS ACE HARDWARE
GAS AND ELECTRIC
1 Hardware of All Kinds li
FIRE EXTENDED COVERAGE LIFE
KENNEY INSURANCE AGENCY
-- Insurance of All Kinds in Reliable Stock Companies --
Is your insurance in Iine with present day values?
It might be to your advantage to check your current policies.
--- Let Us Make A Survey of Your Insurance Needs -l
IT COSTS YOU NOTHING
AUTOMOBILE MARINE ACCIDENT at HEALTH
A. S. Kenney A. W. Sandel
COMPLIMENTS OF . . . Compliments of . . .
, ,Q x y
Town of W1thee Dairy O Joseph S Dept- ' swf?
WALTER LIAZUK, prop., I , ld . 3. p JosEPH WOJTALEWICZ, Po-op.
Phone 6R9 Thorp, Wisconsin
Thorp Wisconsin - Phone 9 '-
p. . Congratulations ,Seniors t
WINIARCZYK AUTO SALES
Best in Used Cars 4 it
- PHONE 255 -
Hansen Mercantile Store
WINK INN '
- General Merchandise -
HANK AND HELEN, Props.
"Your Friendly Store"
PHONE 6R6 Telephone I74
Thorp Wisconsin WITHEE - - - wIscoNs1N
MATTES LIVESTOCK MARKET, Inc.
Located 3 miles south and 2 miles east of Thorp
- Selling - '
HORSES, CATTLE, PICS, SHEEP AT AUCTION
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
- Buying --
CALVES, CATTLE, I-IOGS, EVERY MONDAY
MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
. I - Deposits to 2",ol0,000 Fully Insured -
PEOPLES EXCHANGE BANK
Thorp -1- Wisconsin
F A R M S PLUMBING - HEATING
SHEET METAL WORK
If You Want to Sell or Buy, See MARLQW MILKERS
D. D. STOQKEY . .
Ra1e1gh C. F1sher
THORP WISCONSIN PHONE 34 - - - RES. 168
LARSON'S FEED STORE
STATE BANK OF WITHEE
Member of the F.D.I.C.
I I Compliments of
Standard O11 Company
MIKE KRAMER, Agent The John Deere Store
- PHONE 208 - Withee
Thorp WiSC011S1D - Your Business is Appreciated -
I P E h h
COMPLIMENTS TO THE
CLASS OF 1953
FRESH 6: COLD MEATS
Ace Oil Company oRoCER1Es
AL I-IUBERTY "Birds-eye"
Thorp Wisconsin TI-IORP WISCONSIN
CLARK ELECTRIC CO-OP
HI-WAY HOTEL QF
JOHN V' KAMINSKI Badzinski Trucking
DR. M. A. FOSTER
Office over joseph Dept. Store
Thorp - Wisconsin
- Hours at Thorp -
Daily ----- ----- 9 100 to 5100
Wednesday ------ 7:00 P.M. 110 9:00 P.M.
- FOR APPOINTMENT PHONE 89 -
- EYES EXAMINED ---
Complete Visual Analysis and Glasses Fitted
DOODLE BUT DON'T DAWDLE HERE
C. B O G U M I L L
FOR CLOTHING '55 FURNISHINGS
DOODLE BUT DON'T DAWDLE HERE
C . B O G U M I L L
FOR CLOTHING '65 FURNISHINGS
E C and
BEST WISI-IES TO THE 1953 SENIOR CLASS
OF THE THORP HIGH SCHOOL
- from -
JOHN WUETHRICH CREAMERY CO.
Manufacturers of Grassland Butter
- Compliments of -
Ed's Country Club
6 Miles South of and Chev. CO.
1 COMPLIMENTS OF -
Gambles Auth. Dealer Ballinger Club
Th01'P, Wisconsin PETE AND GERTIE, Pmrs.
- PHONE 39-R2 -
jESS BANDER, Prop.
D O Y L E S T U D I O
- Phone 3226 -
CONGRATULATIONS, CLASS OF '53
TI-IORP FUNERAL HOME
R. V. Izydorek
"Compliments of ' ' ' Tobola Implement Co.
LOMBARD DAIRY FORQEQQQQQQQR
JAMES BISER, Prop. FARM EQUIPMENT
- PHONE I IR7 - 1 Phone 280 1
Thorp Wisconsin Th p Wisconsin
Your "Buy" Word
A. KICKBUSCH GROCERY CO.
-- FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES -i
John S. Bogumill - Salesman
--- GROCERIES i-
'Tom Losby - Salesman
- Compliments of - Stanley Bottllng Works
SYLVESTER M. HULS, PROP.
- Manufacturers of -
G, R, Schafer, DC, QUALITY BEVERAGES
CHIROPRACTOR - PHONE 17 H
- Distributors of -
OWEN -1 WISCONSIN WALTER'S BEER - - Eau Claire
BLATZ BEER - - - Milwaukee
J. J. HARYCKI
C o M P L 1 M E N T 5 COMPLIMENTS oF-
Stanley Ray and lHelen
Gamble Store CLUB 29
Stanley, Wisconsin Thorp, Wisconsin
AND BEST W ISI-IES
CLASS OF 1953
ST. HEDWIG'S PARISH
Irene's Beauty Shop
- Phone 219 -
Where You Are Always Welcome
ART KUESTER, Prop.
Ladies and Infants
Ready to Wear
MRS. G. MIKOLAINIS
COMPLIMENTS The Best for Less
Need Not be Expensive
H U E B S C H
Cleaners and Launderers
EAU CLAIRE, WIS.
I-I O F F M A N ' S
- Distributor of -
"COUNTRY FRESH" DAIRY PRODUCTS
. . . Compliments of . . .
CHIPPEWA MOTOR FREIGHT
Insured Common Motor Carriers
- Serving Points in -
WISCONSIN, MINNESOTA AND ILLINOIS
FARMERS OIL CO-OP
, if PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
ff ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
ff WIRING MATERIAL
4' FARM MACHINERY
Phone 129 - - Thorp, Wisconsin
N N i I
DRANGLE FOODS, INC. I
Manufacturers of Drangle Cheese Products
Devos '55 Skroch
Attorneys at Law
MIKE SNEIDER BLDG.
A '55 W Drive-In
Congratulations Class of '53
THE CORNER GROCERY
For the Best of Drinks
- See -
TONY, LEON, OR FELIX
Bateman Tavern, Store
Crystal Palace Ballroom
- Sporting Goods of All Kinds -
MERCURY 6: MARTIN
Located One Door South
of the Post Office
A. E. Bauer, Proprietor
P N H
Clover Leaf Store Wiernasz Brothers
and Tavern Dealers in Livestock
- Thorp phone 'SRI 6 - Long Distance Hauling
August Ehlert Meats and Groceries
STANLEY WISCONSIN THCRP WISCONSIN
They go together
IOYTLID UND!! AUTHORITY DF YM! COCA-COLA COMPANY IV
COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF EAU CLAIRE. Inc.
N RUSCH ELECTRIC
Authorized Westinghouse Dealers ,
+ ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING -
Best Regards to the Class of '53
THORP TELEPHONE COMPANY
J. M. KEATING,
President and Manager
AUTO-ELECTRIC SERVICE GARAGE
Raymond Giwojna, Proprietor
"MOTOR TUNE-UP SPECIALISTSH
Local Texaco Dealer
United Motors Service
- PHONE 113 --
. . . Compliments of . . .
E. A. Polansky
Clothing 1 Furniture Sunshine Ice Cream
Thorp Wisconsin H' B' MAUEL
- Phone - 264 - Owen Wisconsin
- Compliments of -
ARTHUR NATZKE, ESTATE
ROUTE 2 1 THORP, WIS
Electric '55 Television
TO THE CLASS OF "53"
- PHoNE 99 -
Arlene's Beauty Salon
One Block East of
Joseph,s Dept. Store
- PHONE 5 -
J. W. Johnson, MD.
- GLASSES FITTED -
O 26 N LUMBER COMPANY
DEALERS IN BUILDING MATERIALS
WITHEE Sz OWEN
Phone l60 - Withee
l00 - Owen
Congratulations and Best Wishes
to the Students of
THoRP HIGH soHooL
CLASS OP 1953
BLUE MOON FOODS, INC.
BLUE MOON FOODS, INC
'K ' Mcmufacturers of
BLUE MOON CHEESE SPREADS
GOLD N' RICH CHEESE
PROCESS LOAF CHEESE - AMERICAN CHEESE
BUTTER - MILK SOLIDS
. . . Compliments of . . . Compliments of
Cheese Factory Thorp
Norman Western Barber
Route 3 - Stanley, Wsconsin
M. P. SZERLONG
PHONE TI-IORP ISR6
"Taste the Difference"
SEAL OF QUALITY ICE CREAM
CLOVER DAIRY COMPANY
CHIPPEWA FALLS WISCONSIN
- Compliments of -
South Side Motor Co. Compliments of
YOUR BUICK DEALER
. . Th W' '
Stanley - Wisconsin Grp lsconsm
PLOMBON FURNITURE STORE
l 0 II 1 I
QUALLES FLOWERS 25 GIFTS
Mrs. Newell Qualle
We Telegraph, Flowers Anywhere
THE STANLEY THEATRE
"Your Friendly Theatre"
George and Frances Johnson
When in Chippewa Falls Stop at - - -
BOSTON CLOTHING HOUSE
CHOOSE FROM THE LARGEST STOCK OF AMEN'S AND
BOYS' CLOTHING IN THIS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY
P O ll l IO
VINGER AGENCY Cold Storage Co.
Real Estate PROCESSING
Insurance CURING and SMOKING
- Phone l23 -
Stanley Wisconsin Thorp Wisconsm
THE CHIPPEWA PRINTERY
School and Office Supplies
The Most Completely Equipped
Commercial Printing Plant in N ortliefrn Wisconsi
14-16 WEST CENTRAL STREET
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN
I . . . Compliments of . . .
Gil and Garage Co.
cHEvRoLET CARS SCHMITT 5
RUCKS Thorp Bakery
251-HOUR WRECKEP. SERVICE
-Phone HW- -P1-1oNE 101-
Boyd ---- Wisconsin
P O Hlll
Edwin G. Schmidt and Sons
Pick Up and Delivery Freight Truck Terminal
- PHONE 46 -
Thorp - - Wisconsin
SCHMIDT CHEVROLET CO.
Wadhams Gas '55 Oil - Goodrich Tires
General Auto Repairing
- PHONE 140 -
Edwin G. Schmidt and Dallas
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