Thorp High School - Seniorian Yearbook (Thorp, WI)
- Class of 1955
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Literary Editor . . . . .
Junior Editor . . . . . . .
Art Editor ..........
. . . . .RUTH BOGVMILL
. . .NANCY LINDQUIST
Sports Editor ................ NEIL BROEREN
Axs't. Literary Editors
Business Manager . .
. . . . .RICHARD ALGER
. .GORDON CZYZEWICZ
THORP HIGH SCHOOL
Cu.stodz'rmR -- MR. GRABOW AND MR. PIPER
It is with mixed emotions that we, the class of
'55, leave the portals of Thorp High School. The past
four years which we have spent here have been a
milestone in our lives, and, as the years pass, we will
look back with fond memories to the days when we
found work and play alike so enjoyable here.
So, it is that we, with sad hearts, but high hopes
for the future, bid thee a fond farewell, Thorp
It is with a deep sense of appreciation for
your many unceasing efforts, that we, the
class of '55, gratefully dedicate our Seniorian
to you, Mr. Wenninger.
THE SEN IORIAN STAFF
S1fnm'z'ng: MR. KORPAL, NANCY LINDQUIST, ANNRTTE HOKKANEN, BERNICR BUTTRRFIRLD, KATHLRIQN BADZINSKI
Seated: DOROTHY BADZINSKI, GORDON CZYZRWICZ, NEIL BROEREN, RUTH BOOUMILL, RICHARD ALGIR IJONFLDA
With the presentation of this, the annual of 1955, we, the Seniorian Staff, hope
that our work in preparing the year book will bring you much satisfaction in looking
back on the happenings of the past school year.
Early in the fall Mr. Korpal, as the advisor, chose his staff. Ruth Bogumill was
chosen as Editor-in-Chief and with her assistant, Nancy Lindquist, began planning
the Work to be done. Kathleen Badzinski, Literary Editor, was aided by Donelda
Karnopp and Annette Hokkanen in preparing the various write-ups. Neil Broeren as
the Sports Editor ably handled that department.
With the guidance of a circus theme, Dorothy Badzinski called upon her artistic
talents in the capacity of Art Editor. Gordon Czyzewicz, Photographer, took charge
of handling the all-important pictures. Mr. Doyle, of Medford, was responsible for the
photographing of group pictures, which add so much to the annual. For the ve1'y
important job of getting money for the publication, Richard Alger was selected as
Business Manager. The entire staff chose Bernice Butterfield as Junior Editor, whose
job it is to learn how this book was put together to guide the planning of next year's
At this time we wish to express our thanks to all other persons who have aided
us, for we are truly grateful. And as you now look through your annual, We hope
that ours may be commended as a job well done.
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LETTER TO THE STUDENT BODY
It is always a happy occasion to acclaim another Seniorian. Publication time
reminds us that another school year is soon history. The highlights and events of
interest are made a matter of record on the pages of the Seniorian. I feel positive
that the Editor-in-Chief and her lieutenants have been wide awake to the happenings
of this school year that have been worthy of reporting. Thus The 1955 Seniorian
provides the record that the Seniorian StaH deemed worthy of recording' for future
years. This record is made in both picture and script to add interest and variety.
Time will fade the memory but the pages of The 1955 Seniorian will ever remain
authentic and reliable in retaining' the true record.
Again it is my happy privilege to extend congratulations to Mr. Korpal and
members of The Seniorian Staff upon the completion and publication of The 1955
Seniorian. I can assure you that your eHorts are appreciated.
Congratulations and sincere thanks.
NEWELL E. QUALLE
MR. ROY BREDE, B.S.
River Falls State College
llireg-mr of Rfinml Zllyl4gL'u'llS
MRS. GERTRUDE SWANSON, B.S. Gp. 4
University of Nofrtlz Dakota
English I and IX'
Senior Class Advisor
Cardinal Hi-Liles, Forensics
Girls' Prom, School Secretary
MR. DALE AMUNDSON, B.S.
River Falls State College
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MR. RAY GRIPENTROG, B.S.
La Cvosse State College
MR. ROBERT BOEHM, M.A.
Shop, Driver Education
Homecoming Afl my
History, f1ltlZC'l1Slllll, lieograliliy
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S l MRS. ARDIS AMUNDSON, B.S.
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i' Home Economics
Future Homemakers of America
Homecoming Committee Advisor
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MR. ANTHONY Nvsxuswicz, B.S.
Delta State College, Mississippi
Eau Claire State College
Mathematics, General Scif-nee
junior Class Advisor
MR. ROY SVVANSON, B.E.
River Falls State College
Fliturm- liarincrs uf Arm-rw'1
MR. ARTHUR TETZNER, B S.
University of Minnesota
History, Girls' Pllysicul Iirluczltirm
Bzasketlmll licmclm, H.A.A. .Xzlvisrmr
Miss CLARICE RONNEI, B.S.
Eau Claire State College
St. Johrfs University
English II :mil III, Speech
Junior :mil Senior Class Plays
Mnrrli Gras Chairman
MRS. FLORENCE SOLI
. BERNARD WENNINGER, B.A.
MR. WILLIAM WITZIG, B.S.
Eau Claire State College
Boys' Physical Education
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Junior Vlnss Arlvisur
MR. JOSEPH KORPAL, B.E., M.B E
Whitewater State College
University of Colorado
Sf'lDllUll'lCl!'t' Class Advisor
SCIIIOFI in Al iso!
Senior Class Cfficers
Roamvr BENZSCHAWEL, President JAMES WINGER, Vive President NANCY LINDQUIST, Sec'y.-Treas.
Morro: "The founrlatirm of life is built with the Inifflcs of charar-ter."
COLORS: Red and White
SEN ICR CLASS HISTORY
We, the class of '55, entered the portals of Thorp
High School on September 5, 1951. We numbered 62
and were as green as they come.
Mr. Chrapla, acting as our advisor, guided us
through our first year. It was with pride that we
elected our class officers. The first event was our
initiation which officially made us underclassmen.
We were justifiably proud when Patricia Kuester
was the high salesman of the Curtis Drive, having
sold over S161 worth of subscriptions.
Several of our boys went out for basketball and
football. Thus ended our first year at Thorp High
The following September we returned as en-
thusiastic, ambitious sophomores. With Miss Dunn
as our advisor, we again elected our class officers.
We were quite at home in high school now.
The biggest event, we thought, was the fresh-
man initiation, which, in our opinion, was the most
Several Sophomore boys won letters that year
in football. They were: Neil Broeren, Robert Benz-
schawel, Gordon Hansen, and John Maier. A few
went out for basketball, too.
And then at last the long awaited day arrived
and we were Juniors. Upperclassmen!
Under the guidance of Mr. Amundson and Mr.
Witzig we elected our officers: Neil Broeren, Presi-
dent, Robert Benzschawel, Vice Presidentg and
Kathleen Badzinski, Secretary-Treasurer.
We had a good representation on the football
and basketball teams from our class and many re-
ceived their "T's."
The next undertaking was the Junior paper,
the "Thorp Hi-Sign," edited by Kathleen Badzinski
and Nancy Lindquist, with Mr. Wenninger acting as
The Junior class play was the next important
undertaking. "Arsenic and Old Lace," was presented
under Mr. Wenninger's direction and proved to be
The biggest event was the Junior Prom, beauti-
fully decorated to the theme of "Madame Butterfly."
King Neil Broeren and his queen Cathy Conway
were attended by Robert Benzschawel and Kathleen
Badzinski. We had made another Prom a success and
The year finally ended, and we were dignified
The year began with the Homecoming. Neil
Broeren reigned as King, since he had been chosen
Shortly after, we began work on the Senior
class play, "For Love and Money," a three act
comedy, under the direction of Mr. Wenninger. It
proved to be a fine production.
The "Cardinal Hi-Lites" staff was chosen, and
the paper was edited by Donelda Karnopp. Mrs.
Swanson advised the staf, which published the
column every week.
The Seniors sponsored or worked with such
things as "Anything Goes," Girls' Prom, and the
Our most important undertaking this year has
been the year book. With Ruth Bogumill as Editor-
in-Chief and Mr. Korpal as advisor, we produced a
Seniorian of which we are very proud.
And so, having completed a memorable four
years of our education, we bid Thorp High School
a fond farewell, and hope that our future will be as
bright as these past four years have been.
"I don't like variety, for me
there's only one."
F.F.A. 1, 2, Secretary 25 Sen-
iorian Stat? 45 S.A.F. Represen-
tative 15 Class President Z5 Band
1, 2, 3, 4, President 45 Mixed
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 "Arsenic and
Old Lacel' CCast7 35 "For Love
and Money" KCastJ 45 Junior
Prom Committee 35 Student
Council 1, 3, Vice President 35
Curtis Drive Captain 1, 2, 35
Football 1, 2, 3, 45 Basketball 1,
2, 3, 4, Captain 45 Baseball 1, 2,
35 Noonday Basketball 1, 25
School Orchestra 2, 3, 45 Veter-
ans Day Program 35 "Anything
Goes" 15 Badger Boys' State
Representative 35 Salutatorian.
"Another reason why gentle-
men prefer blondes."
Class President 15 Vice Presi-
dent 25 Secretary 35 F,H.A. 1, Z,
Parliamentarian 25 Booster Club
1, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 45 Seniorian
Staff 45 Band 2, 3, 45 Mixed
Chorus 1, Z, 3, 45 "Arsenic and
Old Lace" tCastJ 35 "For Love
and Money" tCastJ 45 Junior
Prom Committee 35 junior Prom
Attendant 35 Student Council 15
Thorp Hi-Sign co-editor 35 Car-
dinal Hi-Lites assistant editor
45 Curtis Drive Secretary 45
Homecoming Committee 1, 25
Homecoming Attendant 15 Noon-
day Volleyball 45 School Or-
chestra 45 Girls' Prom Attend-
ant Z5 Badger Girls' State Rep-
resentative 35 G.A,A. 4, Presi-
dent 45 Mardi Gras Queen Can-
didate 45 "Anything Goes" 1, 25
"Pure as snow, but I drifted."
Class President 45 Class Vice
President 35 "Arsenic and Old
Lace" Production Staff 35 Jun-
ior Prom Committee 35 Junior
Prom Attendant 35 Football 1,
Z, 3, 45 Homecoming Committee
15 Noonday Basketball 2, 3, 4.
"Willing, studious, dependable
-Could anything be more com-
Seniorian Staff 3, Editor 45
Class Vice President 15 Secre-
tary 25 S.A.F. Representative 45
Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45 4'Arsenic
and Old Lace" Production StaFf
35 "For Love and Money" fCastl
45 Library Club 1, 3, 45 Junior
Prom Committee 35 Forensics 1,
2, 3, 45 Student Council 3, 4,
President 45 Booster Club 1, 2,
3, 45 F.H.A. 1 2, 3, Secretary 35
Curtis Drive Secretary 45 Noon-
day Basketball 15 Girls' Prom
Attendant 15 Veterans Day Pro-
gram 1, 35 "Anything Goes" 15
"A man shortage? Don't you
believe it! You just don't know
where to look."
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus
1, Z, 3, 45 Seniorian Staff 45 "For
Love and Money" Production
Staff 45 "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Production Stat? 35 Library Club
2, 3, 45 Junior Prom Committee
35 Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 45 F.H.
A. 1, 2, 3, 45 Cardinal Hi-Lites
Statt 45 Noonday Basketball 1, 2,
3, 45 Noonday Volleyball 1, 2, 3,
45 School Orchestra 45 Girls'
Prom Attendant 45 "Anything
Goes" 1, 25 Homecoming,Attend-
ant 3, 45 Curtis Drive Captain
2, 3. 45 G.A.A. 45 Model 4.
"My main ambition is to be a
nurse, right now that is."
"For Love and Money" Pro-
duction Staff 45 Library Club 2,
3. 45 Forensics 45 Booster Club
1, Z, 3, 45 F.H.A. 15 Cardinal Hi-
Lites Staff 45 Noonday Basket-
ball 1, 2, 35 Noonday Volleyball
' EDVVARD BIENO
"He's,,,a smart"niai1, from the
top ot his head up." -'
.Je 'Band 1, 2, 35 "Arsenic and Qld,
Lace" CCastl 35 "For, Love and
Moneyf' 4Cast1 41 "'Arsenic and
Qld Lace" 'Production Staff 35
Junior Prom Committee 35 For-
ensics 45 Booster Club 3, 45
Cardinal Hi,-Lites'Staff 45 Noon-
.day Softball 1, 25 Noonday Vol-
leyball 1, 2, 3, 45 Noonday Bas-
ketball 1, Z, 3, 4, Captain 45
Veterans Day Program 35 "Any-
thing Guesu lg Z.
"I may be a 'Country Gentle-
man,' but someday I'll be a
'NVoman's Home Companion'."
Seniorian Stall' 45 Class Presi-
dent 35 Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 45
"Arsenic and Old Lace" CCastJ
35 "For Love and Money" CCaStl
45 Junior Prom Committee 35
junior Prom King 35 Student
Council 25 Football 1, 2, 3, 4,
Captain 45 Basketball 1, Z, 35
Baseball 2, 3, 45 Noonday Bag.
ketball 3, 4, Captain 45 Veterans
Day Program 35 Homecoming
Attendant 1, King 4,
"It's not what you do wrong,
it's what you get caught at!"
"Small, but so is a stick Of
"Arsenic and Old Lace" Ct'astJ
35 Library Club 2, 35 Forensics
1, 2, 3, 4, Booster l'lub 1, 2, 3, 4,
F.I'l.A. 1, 2, fardinal lli-Litt-s
Staff 4, Noonday Basketball 1.
2, Veterans Day Progranl 33
"Anything Goes" 1.
"Behind that innocent exter-
ior she hides a streak of mis-
Mixed fhorus 1, 2, 3, 4, Li-
brary flub 4g "For Love and
Money" Production Staff 45 For-
ensics 4g Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 43
F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Noonday Bas-
ketball 1, 2, 3, 4g Noonday Vol-
leyball 1, 25 Veterans Day Pro-
gram 45 "Anything Goes" Zg
"M mind is on mv work, but
y - ' it
my heart is elsewhere.
Seniorian Staff 43 "Arsenic and
Old Lace" ffastl 3, "For Love
and Money" Cfastb 45 Library
Club 2, 3, Forensics 1, Z, 3, 4,
Booster Vlub 1, 2, 3, 43 F.H.A.
1, Z, Cardinal Hi-Lites Staff 43
Noonday Basketball 1, 4, Girls'
Prom Attendant 15 Veterans Day
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"I study when I'm in the
mood, but I'm strictly not a
Seniorian Staff 4, Mixed Chor-
us 35 "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Production Staff 35 Junior Prom
Committee 3, F.F.A. lg Noon-
day Basketball 2, 43 Noonday
Volleyball 2, 4, Booster flub 3.
"Sometimes I sit and think,
but mostly I just sit."
17.l7.A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Football 1, 2.
"A Woman hater 4 He hates
to leave her."
Band 1, 2, 3, 45 Mixed Chorus
2, 3, 43 "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Production Staff 3g Football 1,
2, 3, 4, Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45
Baseball 2, 4g Noonday Basket-
ball 13 School Orchestra 3g
"Anything Goes" 1.
"I was cut Out to be an angel,
but someone ran away with the
Mixed Chorus 3, 4, F.F.A. 1,
2. 3, 4. Secretary-Treasurer 43
Football 1, 2, 3, 4.
RICHARD J AROCKI
"All great men have died, and
I'm feeling rather ill myself."
Basketball 1. Z, 3, 43 Curtis
Drive Captain 1, 23 Homecoming
Committee 1: Veterans Day
"A girl needs a Chaperon, 'til
she can Call some chap-her-own."
Seniorian Staff 43 Band 1, 2,
3, 43 Mixed Chorus 1. Z, 3. 43
"Arsenic and Old Lace" CCastJ
33 "For Love and Moneyn lCastJ
43 Junior Prom Committee 33
Forensics 43 Booster Club 1, Z,
3, 43 F,H.A. 13 Cardinal Hi-
Lites, Editor 43 Homecoming
Committee 3, 43 Girls' Prom At-
tendant 2, King 43 "Anything
"Classes should be ten minutes
long -- live to come and live to
Mixed Chorus 43 "Arsenic and
Old Lace fCastJ 33 "For Love
and Money" Production Staff 43
Freshman Declamation VVinner3
l7.F.A. 1, 2, 3, Sentinel 33 Foot-
ball 3, 43 Noonday Volleyball 1,
2, 3, 43 Noonday Basketball 1, 2,
3, 4, Captain 43 Booster Club 3,
43 "Anything Goes" Z3 Baseball
"It's nice to be natural when
you're naturally nice.
Band 2, 3, 43 Booster Club 1, 2,
3. 43 Noonday Basketball 1, 23
Noonday Volleyball 1, 23 "Any-
thing Goes" 23 F.H.A. 1, 2, 33
Curtis Drive Captain 2. 3, 43
Girls' Prom Attendant 3.
"XYhen you tire of one thing
Mixed Chorus 2, 3. 4, Presi-
dent 43 Football 2.3. 43 "Arsenic
and Old Lace" fCastl 33 F.l"..-X.
13 Baseball Z, 33 Stanley High
"There are those who sit home
and study. and then there's my
Booster Club 1, Z. 3, 43 F.H.A.
1, Z3 Noonday Basketball 1, 3, 43
Noonday Volleyball 1, 3. 43 Li-
brary Club 43 G.A.A. 4.
"A human phonograph - to
the tune of a giggle."
Booster Club 1, 2, 3, 43 F.H.A.
1, Z3 Library Club 43 Noonday
Basketball 43 Noonday Volley-
ball 43 G.A..-X. 43 "Anything
- f' ,
"1YlIat'sgLiberace got that I
"Anything Goes" 1. 23 F.F.A.
13 "Arsenic and Old Lace" Pro-
cluqtion Stat? 33 Thorp Hi-Si-grIX
Staff 33 '1For Love and XB-Iftfneyn
Produption Staff 4.
"I argue though the point be
small. You can't let those teach-
ers say it all!"
Seniorian Staff Assistant Edi-
tor 45 Class Secretary 45 Band
17, 2, 3, 4, Secretary 45 Mixed
Chorus 1, Z, 3, 4, Vice President
45 "Arsensic and Old Lace"
tCastJ, Production Staff 35 "For
Love and Money" CCastJ, Pro-
duction Stafi' 45 Library Club 2,
35 Junior Prom Committee 35
Forensics Z, 3, 45 Booster Club
1, 2, 3, 4, F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4,
Thorp Hi-Sign Editor 35 Curtis
Drive Captain 1, 45 Noonday
Basketball 1, Z, 3, 45 Noonday
Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 45 Girls' Prom
King 35 "Anything Goes" 1, 25
Veterans Day Program 35 CLA,
A. 45 Executive Board Member 4.
"How she studies and recites
gives a llunker forty frightsf'
"Arsenic and Old Lace" Pro-
duction Staff 35 Library Club 45
Booster Club 2, 3, 45 F.H.A. 1,
2. 3. 45 Cardinal Ili-Lites Stafl
45 Noonday Volleyball 1.
A "She doesn't let her studies
interfere with her education."
"For Love and Money" Pro-
duction Stat? 45 Library Club 2,
35 Junior Prom Committee 35
Booster Club 1, 2. 3, 45 F.H.A.
1, 2, 35 Cardinal Hi-Lites StaFf
4: Homecoming Committee 45
Homecoming Attendant 25 Girls'
Prom Queen 45 G.A.A. 4, Vice
President 45 Noonday Basketball
2, 3, 45 Noonday Volleyball 1, 2,
45 "Anything Goes" 25 l7.F.A.
Sweetheart 35 Model 35 Mardi
Gras Queen Candidate 4.
"Eat, drink, and be merry, for
tomorrow there may be a law
F.F,A. 1, 25 Noonday Basket-
ball 1, Z5 Noonday Volleyball 1,
"Football, Basketball, Baseball,
and VVomen all seem to tit in
his kind of living."
F.F.A. 1, 2, 35 Football 2, 3, 45
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 45 Baseball 1,
2, 3, 45 Noonday Basketball 1, 2,
35 Noonday Volleyball Z, 3,.45
"Anything Goes" 25 Homecoming
Attendant 3, 45 "Arsenic and
Old Lace" Production Staff 35
"For Love and Money" Produc-
tion Staff 4.
"A little knowledge is a dnn-
gerous thingg that's why I never
got a little."
"Arsenic and Old Lace" Pro-
duction Staff 35 "For Love and
Money" Production Staff 45
Booster Club 3, 45 F.F.A. 1, 2,
35 Noonday Basketball 1, 3, 45
Noonday Volleyball 1, 3, 4.
"Not a Hit, not a tiirt, never
bothered by a skirt."
F,F.A. 1, 2, 35 Band 1, 2.
"A longfellow, but certainly
not a poet."
Mixed Chorus 45 "Arsenic and
Old Lacen CCastJ 35 "For Love
and Money" Production Staff 45
Booster Club 3, 45 F.F.A. 1, 2,
Treasurer 35 Football 45 Basket-
ball 1, 2, 3, 45 Noonday Volley-
ball 1, 2, 3, 45 Noonday Softball
-"XYho cares about an ancient
history date when I can h-ave a
modern one at halt' past eight."
Mixed Chorus 3, 43 "Arsenic
and Old Lace" iCastJ 33 "For
Love and Money," Production
Staff 43 Library Club 3, 43
Booster Club 1, Z, 3, 43 F.H.A.
1.2, 3,43 Cardinal Hi-Lites Staff
4: Noonday Basketball Z3 Girls'
Prom Attendant 3, 4,
"A boy of cheerful yesterdays
and confident tomorrowsf'
"Arsenic and Old Lace" CCastl
33 "For Love and Money" CCastJ,
Production Staff 43 Booster Club
3, 43 F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, Yice Presi-
dent 2, President 33 Football 3,
43 Noonday Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43
Noonday Volleyball 1. 2, 3, 43
"Anything Goes" 23 Homecom-
ing Committee 2.
"There are always two sides
to the question: my side and
the wrong side."
F.F.A. 1, 3, Vice President 33
Forensics 33 Veterans Day Pro-
1 "If hot air rises, wl1at's hold-
ing me down?"
"If there's trouble, I'm not
around, but I've been there."
F.F..-X, 1, 3, 43 Noonday Bas-
ketlmall 1, Z, 3. 43 'Q-Xnythiflg
Goes" 13 "Arsenic and Old Lace"
fCastJ, Production Staff 33 "For
Love and Money" Production
"Let the world go by as it
may, I'll take it either way."
Mixed Chorus Z3 Library Club
33 Forensics 43 Student Council
43 Booster Club 1. 2, 3, 43 F.H.
A. 1, 3, 43 Noonclay Basketball
Z, 33 Girls' Prom Attendant Z.
"'Beware! .I might do some-
thing sensational yet."
F,F.A, 1, 2, 3, 43 Mixed Chor-
J EAN VETTERKIND
V "Speech is great, but silence
F-H.A. 1. 2, 33 Booster Club
l, 2, 3. 4.
"Reading and writing may bc
alllright., but dances are my
Mixed Chorus 3, 4, "Arsenic GEORGE WELCIEK
and Old Lace" Production Staff
3- Lil arf Cll 3 4' B t - '
jr X Y U, OCS el 'Silence may be the pathway
Club 1, 2,'3, 4g F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, U 'success
Cardinal Hi-Lites Staff 45 ILA.
R. Candidate 43 Girls' Prom At-
"Shy once-but shy no inure.
flass Vice President 45 Home-
coming l'ommittee 3, 4, Basket-
ball 45 I7.F.A. lg Baseball 2, 4,
Noomlny Basketball 1, 2, 35
Noonrlziy Volleyball 1, 2, 3.
We, the graduating class of 1955, being of I, Edward Bieno, will my ability in Phy.Ed. to
"sound mind and body," and realizing the end of our Edward Kaminski.
high school "daze," do hereby bequeath the following
of our prized possessions to the deserving underclass-
men in this, our last will and testament.
I, Ruth Bogumill, will all my various jobs to
anyone who has the energy to take them.
I, Neil Broeren, will my ability to make friends
To the patient and untiring faculty we will our to James Borowick
gratitude. fWe also take back all those dirty looks
and unkind thoughts.J I, Louis Carpenter, will my nerve to skip school
To the Juniors we leave our place of leadership. to anyone foolish enough to try it'
I, Gordon Czyzewicz, will my camera to anyone
To the Sophomores, we will our humbleness and who can afford the mm
To the Freshmen, we present our experience in Iv D01'0thY Deutschlandeh will mY nUme1'0US
the hope that you will 'learn as much from using it, dates to the Lonely H93-1'tS Club-
as We dld In acquuimg lt' I, Bernard Dobrzynski, will my quiet and myster-
I, Richard Alger, will my good report cards to ious manner to Alice Giwojna.
R' h -d S k.
lc al Wane , , , , I, Dorothy Grabowski, will my roller skating
I, Dorothy Badzinski, will my way with the men nights to Louise Salvacki
to Lola Biddle.
I, Kathleen Badzinski, will my "girl-next-door"
look to Elaine Fortek.
I, Gordon Hansen, will my night life to anyone
who can take it.
I, Gertrude Barth, will my long bus rides to I, Annette Hokkanen, will my glasses to Susan
John Klouda. Rusch'
I, Robert Benzschawel, will my hunting exper- I, Justin Jakowicz, will my ability to get "the"
iences to my brother, Roger. girl to Harold Hallanger.
0 1 of
I, Richard Jarocki, will my trips to Marshfield with the Freshmen girls to next year's Sophomore
to anyone who would like to go there. boys.
I, Carl Johnson, will my ability to "get around" I, Chester Przybylski, will my height to Carol
to Fred Kenney. Deutschlander.
I, Donelda Karnopp,will my letter writing habits I, Florence Przybylski, will my teacher to no
to Dale Hokkanen. one, absolutely no one.
I, Marjorie Kodl, will my love for Greenwood I, Jude Schmidt, will my "bright" remarks to
to my sister, Jeanette. Paul Harycki's collection.
I, Leon Kotecki, will my weight-lifting to Roger I, Ronald Schultze, will Highway 29 between
Podhola. Thorp and Owen back to the Wisconsin State High-
I, Pauline Kramicz, will my red hair to Mary Way Department'
Ellen Pabich. I, Alice Sciezor, will my car to Donald Ryniec.
I, Patricia Kuester, will my diet to Carol Masik. il, Robert Smith, will my sense of humor to
I, Dean Liazuk, will my daintiness to Jean Jamce Jacques'
Mattes. I, Archie Soborowica, will my plans for a future
1, Nancy Lindquist, will my ability to ii-k the farm hfe to Kathryn Khmeck-
teachers to anyone who takes pride in doing so. I, Phillip Soper, will my physique to Jerry
1, John Maier, will my joke-telling ability to Knusta'
Miss Ronnei. I, Jean Vetterkind, will my summer job to any-
I, Lillian Maziarka, will my ability to stay out one who needs the money'
of trouble to Richard Przybylski. I, Estelle Wargolet, will my mysterious friends
I, Armon Micke, will my dark complexion to to anyone who can discover their ldentlty.
James Schauer. I, George Welciek, will my pin-setting job to my
I, .Joanne Micke, will my interest in Stanley to brother' Tony'
10119 Slmet- I, James Winger, will my crew cut to Richard
1, Donald -Miko-lainis, will my fflifa without Czubakowskl-
Women to Dfmlel Wmgel' A I We do hereby appoint Mr. Newell Qualle the
I, Casimir Pawlicki, will my ablllty to get along executor of this, our last will and testament.
Chester Przybylski working in shop. Students working in shop.
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The Chemistry laboratory. Carl and Bob with Mr. Boehm. Mr. Amundson in his Lab.
ACTIVITY IN CLASS
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ypmg ass Dissecting a cat in Biology Class.
Gordie in Shop.
Students help Mr. Amundson dissect a cat. School Orchestra at the Christmas Ball
Mr. Korpal, the retired business teacher, de-
cided to fly down to Milwaukee in his helicopter
for the Ringling Brothers' Circus, which is hold-
ing its centennial, the year being 1969. On the
way down he had to stop off at the Schultze Air-
port to refuel. To his surprise, he found that
Ronald "Dutch" Schultze had bought out the
United Airlines and had a thriving business. His
top mechanic turned out to be Leon Kotecki, who
had just invented a 600 horse power motor for a
It was getting late, so he bade them goodbye
and started once moreon his trip to Milwaukee.
He arrived there late that afternoon, and parked
his helicopter on the Schroeder Hotel. He was
soon settled in his room. The head bell hop, Dean
Liazuk, brought his luggage in to him. Dean told
him that Donald Mikolainis was there at the hotel
too, and he was giving lessons in dancing. He had
far surpassed Arthur Murray.
The next morning, he went out to the circus
grounds early to look around. He was very much
interested in the strong woman, who turned out
to be Patricia Kuester, and the fat man, Richard
J arocki. It is rumored that they are to be married
in the fall.
Mr. Korpal left them then to discover a side
show that looked very interesting, indeed. It was
Phil, the lion tamer, and for several seconds, he
didn't recognize that it was Phillip Soper, the
quiet boy from Thorp. His companion was Ruth
Bogumill, who with her quick wit and vitality
makes his work much more pleasant.
Several boys were feeding the elephants, and
Mr. Korpal stopped to watch them. A young man
approached him and introduced himself as Bob
Benzschawel. The truth of the matter was, Bob
Benzschawel, formerly from Thorp, had married
Annette Hokkanen and had come to work for the
It was time for the afternoon big top show,
so Mr. Korpal proceeded to the tent. He bought
his ticket and was ushered to his seat by cigarette
girl, Estelle Wargolet. Looking around, he found
that Richard Alger was sitting behind him.
Richard happened to be in Milwaukee for a Medi-
The show began, and Mr. Korpal centered his
attention upon it. The bare-back riders were the
first attractions, and to his surprise he saw
Dorothy Deutschlander on the first horse. Richard
told him that Dorothy had recently married the
well-known horse doctor, Gordon Czyzewicz.
From the side of the tent came a parade of
circus clowns in all their hilarious costumes. Mr.
Korpal soon found that Casimir Pawlicki and
Jude Schmidt had been voted the "funniest
clowns in history."
The next event was the trampoline act, a
husband and wife team, Alice Sciezor and Chester
Przybylski. They are well known for their per-
fectly timed stunts.
The afternoon performance was soon over.
Mr. Korpal found himself very hungry by this
time, so he decided to find a reputable restaurant.
The first one that caught his eye was Carl's Steak
House. He was shown to a table by head waiter
Bernard Dobrzynski. He told Mr. Korpal that the
owner of the restaurant was none other than Carl
Having completed his meal, Mr. Korpal de-
cided to see some sights. The first building he
came across was the Milwaukee Braves Building.
The Braves had won the pennant for five con-
secutive years and had just signed a contract
with "Fireball Maier" alias John "Huntz" Maier,
Then who should he bump into but a tall thin-
faced young man who was none other than
Edward Bieno. Ed told him that he had just won
the Nobel Peace Prize. He was on his way to see
Neil Broeren, U. S. Ambassador to Russia, to dis-
cuss a recent trip that Neil had just made there.
The next thing that Mr. Korpal saw was a
tiny building set off from the street. Upon inquiry
he found that it belonged to Louis Carpenter and
his wife, the former Marjorie Kodl. He found
that Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter had recently started
a small tooth pick factory and produce thousands
for Milwaukee's use.
Milwaukee had certainly grown, and with it
grew Robert Smith, well-known politician, who had
recently married the former Pauline Kramicz. He
was running for Governor in the coming election.
Mr. Korpal was about to start back to the
hotel when he heard someone yell, "Extra, Extra."
Of course, it was George Welciek peddling his
evening paper. Mr. Korpal bought one and, glanc-
ing hurriedly through it, found that the well-
known newspaper columnist Donelda Karnopp
had just returned from Borneo.
He was approaching the Schroeder Hotel
when he saw a low limousine draw up in front of
the hotel. From it emerged Justin Jakowicz, the
millionaire. He was iiying to Reno in the morning
to get his fifth divorceg this one was from the
former Nancy Lindquist.
Just then a cab drew up and a voice asked,
"Cab, mister?" To Mr. Korpal's surprise he found
that the voice belonged to Archie Soborowicz.
Archie told him as he got in that Gordon Hansen
had purchased the yellow cab business from
Florence Przybylski. Florence, it seems was buying
oil stocks in Texas.
Archie stopped in front of a 26 story build-
ing. Mr. Korpal looked up and saw the name on
the building which reads UMICKE 8z MICKE,
Joanne and Armon Micke and Dorothy and Kath-
leen Badzinski had started the "BADMICKE"
corselet factory, which has zoomed in popularity.
Father up the street was a theater. The star
billing for the evening was James Winger's dance
band and his famous chorus girls: Jean Vetter-
kind, Lillian Maziarka, Dorothy Grabowski, and
Feeling that he had seen enough of the sights,
Mr. Korpal decided to go back to the hotel and
pack his suitcase to start back for Thorp, where
he has told all his friends about his encounter
with the class of '55.
DONALD RYNIEC JAMES BISER JOSEPHINE HMIELAK
President Vice President Secretary-Treasurer
JUNIOR CLASS HISTORY
With the aid of our class advisors, Mr. Witzig
and Mr. Nuskiewicz, we, as new upper classmen,
elected class officers as follows: Donald Ryniec,
President, James Biser, Vice President, and
Josephine Hmielak, Secretary-Treasurer. David
Guell and Bernice Butterfield were chosen to rep-
resent us on the Student Council.
Dave Guell was selected as the attendant for
the first big event of this year, the Homecoming.
He chose Bernice Butterfield as his partner. We
did very well by winning first place in the float
contest. Roger Benzschawel, James Biser, David
Guell, Bill Harycki, John Klick, Donald Ryniec,
Rex Schmidt, Eugene Wilhelm, and Jerome Wnek
gave a good representation for our class in foot-
ball. Of these, David, James, and Bill acquired
letters. James Schauer, Louis Platt and Michael
Bogumill gave them aid as managers.
David Guell, Bill Harycki, Paul Harycki,
James Schauer, Donald Ryniec, and Rex Schmidt
participated in basketball, and Rex, James, Bill,
and David won a "T" in this sport. Several boys
also went out for baseball.
In spring a large group of us took part in
Forensics: Roger Benzschawel, James Biser,
Michael Bogumill, Dorothy Gollhardt, David
Guell, Darlene Gulczynski, Jackie Hedler, Josephine
Hmielak, Dorothy Kliminski, Mary Ellen Pabich,
Ruth Smigaj, and Mariane Staniec.
During the year we put out several editions
of our paper, Card Clips. Darlene Gulczynski and
Bernice Butterfield directed an able staff.
Mr. Wenninger most capably directed our
class play "A Connecticut Yankee in King
Arthur's Court." The cast is to be congratulated
for a fine performance.
The most important event of the year for us
was the Junior Prom, which was held on April 30,
and was reigned over by Donald Ryniec and Mary
Ellen Pabich, With this we closed our Junior year
and look forward to next year when we shall
return as "lordly" Seniors.
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Sophomore Class Officers
DONALD SODERBERG ALICE GIWOJNA YVONNE KRUPA
President Vve President Secretary-Toceasvlreo'
SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
Having completed one year of high school, the Sophomores returned with eager-
ness and enthusiasm to continue their education.
With Mr. Korpal as their advisor, the class of '57 elected the following class
officers: Donald Soderberg, President, Alice Giwojna, Vice Presidentg Yvonne Krupa,
Secretary-Treasurer5 and Daniel Winger, S.A.F. Representative.
The first big undertaking of the Sophomores this year was the annual initiation
held on October 22. The aHair was enjoyed by all - onlookers, that is!
The Sophs did very well in the Curtis Drive this year. Under the guidance of
their captains, Anne Hedler, Kitty Kenney, and Ray Price they rated as the class
which sold the most subscriptions.
Daniel Winger was chosen as Homecoming attendant from the Sophomore class.
He chose as his partner, Janice Jacques.
Anne Hedler was promoted from a B-Team cheerleader to an A-Team cheer-
leader, and Kitty Kenney was chosen by the Booster Club as a new B-Team cheerleader.
The Sophomore class was well represented in the school sports. Dan Winger,
Donald Soderberg, John Klouda, Keith Glasshof, Dale Hokkanen, and Bob Hmielak
earned a letter in football. Donald also earned a letter in basketball.
John Klouda took high scholastic honors in the Sophomore class by placing on
the first semester honor roll.
So, with two years of high school already behind them, the Sophomores are
looking eagerly, yet seriously, ahead to their next two years as upperclassmen.
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Freshman Class Officers
HAROLD HALLANGER BONITA STEWART INGRID LINDQUIST
Pfresfrlent Vice Preszdent Secretary-Treasurer
FRESI-IMAN CLASS HISTORY
The Freshmen began a busy year by choosing their class officers with the help
of Mr. Amundson. The officers are: Harold Hallanger, President, Bonita Stewart, Vice
President, Ingrid Lindquist, Secretary-Treasurer3 Gerald Boardman, S.A.F. Repre-
sentative. Gretchen Parks and Michael Sneider were selected as representatives for
the Student Council.
They began shortly to prepare themselves for the ordeal of initiation. It wasn't
as bad as they thought it would be, so they gladly returned the favor by giving the
Sophomores a successful return party.
The Freshmen should be proud of coming out among the top of high class sales
in the Curtis Drive. Virginia Hendricks helped by becoming the school high salesman,
with 35136.78 Their captains were Michael Sneider, Susan Baldeschwiler, and Ingrid
Harold Hallanger, Frank Kotecki, Merlin Nevela, Gerald Boardman, James
Borowick and Robert Olejniczak took up the part of the class on the football team.
Harold was rewarded with a "T" for his work. He was also chosen as Homecoming
attendant and escorted Ingrid Lindquist. The Freshmen were happy to have their
float take third place in the float contest.
Brian Hendriks, Gerald Boardman, and Harold Hallanger participated in basket-
ball, and several others went out for baseball.
They were proud to have Ingrid Lindquist and Karen Izydorek chosen as B-Team
Just after Christmas vacation the Freshmen began learning their declamations
and later came out with seven winners: Jane Conway, Harold Hallanger, Ingrid
Lindquist, Michael Sneider, Rosalie Tomkowiak, Brian Hendriks, and Rose Mary
Bryniarski. Jane, Harold, and Michael, placed first, second, and third respectively.
Thus ended their first year of high school, and they now anxiously await next
year when they will no more be plagued by the term: "Green Freshmen."
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Center Right: Coach Gripentrog gives
a pep talk.
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Lower Right: Freshman class fioat -
winner of third prize.
FEATURES and ORGANIZATIONS
The Thorp High School Band, under the direction of Mr. Roy H.
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Brede, presented three concerts this yearg one in the fall, one at
Christmas, and one in the spring. A recital was held in March in which
all students participated who were to compete in the solo and ensemble
contest at Eau Claire on March 25. The Band was also called upon to
play at many of the other school activities, such as, pep meetings and
at ball games.
This year, with the help of the newly formed Band Booster, which
took the place of the former Band Mothers, a new set of much needed
street drums was purchased. Also purchased was a new drum major
outfit. This outfit was purchased to fit Ralph Sherberg, who in the future
will lead the band.
The band will lose the following seniors through graduation:
Richard Alger, cornetg Dorothy Badzinski, saxaphoneg Kathleen Badzin-
ski, saxaphoneg Gordon Hansen, drums, Donelda Karnopp, French horny
Patricia Kuester, clarinet, and Nancy Lindquist, clarinet.
The band officers for this year are: Richard Alger, Presidentg
Nancy Lindquist, Vice Presidentg Diane Zaborowski, Business Managerg
Anne Hedler, Librarian, and John Klouda, Stage Manager.
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Not shown: Larry Short.
To arrange for the annual Homecoming fes-
tivities two members of each class were chosen to
serve on the Homecoming Committee. They were:
Larry Short, Carol Micke, Anne Hedler, Gerald
Olson, James Schauer, Bernice Butterfield, Joanne
Micke, Donelda Karnopp, and James VVinger.
Under the direction and supervision of Mr.
Boehm and Mrs. Amundson, this committee was
broken down into several sub-committees. Each
member was thus in charge of a task in preparing
The 1954-55 Chorus, directed by Mr. Roy
Brede, is composed of T4 members, 51 girls and
23 boys. The number of students in chorus is an
indication of how this extra-curricular activity
is gaining yearly in popularity.
The Chorus gave a Christmas Concert in mid-
December, and in May entered the music festival
at Eau Claire.
Upon the shoulders of these committee mem-
bers fell the responsibility of such things as ob-
taining firewood for the bonfire, arranging the
parade, getting judges, selecting the orchestra for
the Homecoming dance, and many other behind-
We wish to thank the committee for the fine
job they did in assuring the success of another
To supply the money for the much needed
choral risers this year, each member of the chorus
was obliged to sell at least one box of Christmas
cards. As a result, the choral risers were pur-
chased in the spring.
The ofiicers for the year are as follows: Carl
Johnson, President, Nancy Lindquist, Vice Presi-
dent, Bernice Butterfield, Secretary-Treasurerg
Anne Hedler, Librarian.
Stmmling: Mr. VVcnnin er, N il B - , l l S'l ' 'h
g e rorren , uc e L lmldt, C ester Przyhylski, Ronald Schultze, Carl Johnson, Edward Bieno, Leon Kotecki
itcsl: Kathleen Barlzinslfi, Nancy l.inrlquist, Donelda Karnopp, Dorothy Deutschlander, Annette Hokkanen, Florence Przybylski
"1-XRSENIC AND QLD LACE"
On Thursday, April 8, 1954, the class of '55
presented the annual Junior class play entitled
"Arsenic and Old Lace."
The plot and characters of this three act
mystery and comedy are as follows: The entire
play takes place in the Brooklyn home of the
Brewster family, where Abigail fAnnette Hok-
kanenj and Martha Brewster fDorothy Deutsch-
landerj, old maid sisters, carry on one of their
charities - namely, helping "poor, lonely old
gentlemen" to find peace and contentment by
offering them home-made elderberry wine with
arsenic, strychnine and "just a pinch of cyanide"
To add to the situation, another Brewster -
Teddy fNeil Broerenl who thinks he is Teddy
Roosevelt, buries the victims in the Panama Canal
which he has dug in the cellar. The plot thickens
when Jonathon Brewster fCarl Johnsonj returns
to the home of his youth bringing two friends
with him, Dr. Einstein fRichard Algerl and Mr.
Spanalzo 1Roger Podholaj, a corpse. The only
sane member of the family - Mortimer Brewster
fEdward Bienoj, who is in love with Elaine Har-
per Cliathleen Badzinskij, rushes madly around
getting doctors' signatures on legal papers to
commit his family to "Happy Dale Sanitariumf'
Other characters, such as the police officers,
fRonald Schultze, Chester Przybylski, Leon
Kotecki, and Nancy Lindquistj, Mrs. Witherspoon
fFlorence Przybylskil, and Mrs. Harper CDonelda
Karn0PPl all helped to bring this play to a
hilarious and action-packed climax.
Much credit must be given to the production
staff, consisting of Ruth Bogumill, Dorothy Bad-
zinski, Gordie Hansen, Jude Schmidt, Louis Car-
penter, Robert Benzschawel, Dean Liazuk, and
Estelle Wargolet, for their many hours of work.
This play, under Mr. Wenninger's direction,
was a great success, and the crowd which attended
was the largest in years.
Stzuuling: Nliss Ronnei, Ruth Bogumill, Sllllllfil llziines. Dorothy lllwlllizlrmlt, Nlzlrlcnc Hllflxllilfllt, Klzixint- 'l'urL'nnc, Bernice BL gr 114
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The Library Club was formed this year under the direction and guidance of Miss
Membership in the Library Club brings with it the responsibility of working
during free periods and after school as an assistant librarian. An assistant librarian
has such tasks as checking out books, keeping the library in good order, and supervising
discipline in the library.
Student librarians lighten the load of the chief librarian while they also learn
many new things.
The Student Council, the governing body of the high school was organized five
years ago to bring democratic principles to the school.
Three seniors are elected to serve on the council. Two students are chosen from
each of the other respective classes.
This year's work began by electing Ruth Bogumill as President, Bernice Butter-
field, Vice President, and Catherine Conway, Secretary-Treasurer.
Guided by Mr. Amundson, the council undertook many projects, such as the
student handbook, dances, and the Christmas Ball.
A great accomplishment of the Student Council this year was the installation
of the hall monitor system. This system necessitates every student, upon leaving a
classroom during a class period, to present the hall monitor with a colored pass from
the classroom teacher. The purpose of this system is to eliminate unnecessary traffic
in the halls during classtime.
Each student on the Student Council is trying to develop a better understanding
of government and its procedure, thereby, making our school a better place in which
to live and work.
Diane Zaborowski and Richard Alger served as council advisors during the
Standing:4 Michael Sneirler, Davidkfiuell, Dan VYingcr, Ronald Schultze. Alice Sciezor, Gretchen Parks, Mr. Amundson
Seated: Diane Lzilmrowskl, Katherine Voiiwziy, Ruth Bogumill, Bernice Buttcrliclcl, Richard Alger,
Back Row: Mary Ellen Pabich, Marian Henlze, Josephine Hmielak, ,lanice jacques, Katherine t"oiiu':i5. Ruth liaczor, Rust-inary Bryniarslai. Sandra
Yetterkinfl. fiarol Micke, Louis Platt, Edward Bieno. Chester Przybylski. Ronalrl Schultze, Leon liotecki. .Xrninn Micke, Yxwniiie lirnpa, Rosalie
Tonikowiak, fiarol Masik, Susan Rusch, Ionc Siniet, Barbara lialiger, Susan Ilalflescliwiler. Laura Platt.
'liliirrl Ron: Mr, XYitzig, Annette Hol-ckanen, Darlene fiulcynski. llertrurle Barth, Roseinae l,lll'i1lSll".XlLi7. ,lean Xvttfkfl-llllfl, Karen lzyflfirek. .lane
Yctterkinrl, Kathryn Klitneck. janet Heiller, l.eora Durlansl-cy, Germaine Bailzinski, lileanore Yetterl-cinel, Dorothy lirzilniwslqi, Pauline Kraniiez.
Marjorie Korll. -lolania Mikolainis, Darlene Liazuk, Dorothy Kliminski, Dorothy ilollharflt, Loretta Hberle, Racln-l Micke. Theresa lint--nski.
Elaine ylakowicz, Lou Ann Kaminslti, Patricia Mainayck, Dorothy Baclzinski, .loanne Micke.
Second Rf-xv: Kathleen lieiniey, Ingrirl Linflquist, Margaret Hilgert, Rhrta llnftinan, Ruth Biddle, Avvtoiiettt- Milauslxi, Mary .Xnn Dranginis, Grace
Sl'xI'Zj'I7L'l-Q, Margaret l.ewainlowski, Gretchen Ehhen. Florence Przylvylslfi. .Xlice Seitzor, Lillian Mazciarka, listellt' XYargolet, Lois lflorouick,
Dolores SzCzeCl1. .loan Alger, ,ltanctte Korll, Dorothy Scigiensl-ii. Lola lflirlrlle, Tlieresa Kn'.ialski. Bernice Balielci, Yirginia llt-nilrilcs, Bernice
Platt. Bonita Stewart, .lane Conway.
First Ron: Ruth Bogumill, Dorothy Dentschlanrler. fit?-fltllllill' Duflansky, Shaion ,lc-nness, -loan iirucelski, Marlt-ne liurkliarrlt, Nancy l.indqnist,
Diane Zaborowski, Bernice Hutterticlrl, Kathleen Bailzinski, Donclfla Karnopp, Margie Daincleixitv. lilaine lfortek, Patricia Viiniinings. llretvllcii
Parks. Judy Iilasshof, Ethel Klimc-ck, ,lt-an Dallas,
Kneeling: Ruth Smigaj, Maxine Tnrenne, ,lavqueline Hcrller. Anne Hedler.
Under the capable guidance of Mr. Witzig, the Booster Club again made a
success of selling Homecoming pins and basketball schedule pencils.
The officers of the club were: Bernice Butterfield, Presidentg Maxine Turenne,
Vice Presidentg Kathleen Badzinski, Secretary-Treasurer.
THE CARD CLIPS
Bearing a new name, t'Card Clips,"
our Junior class paper this year again
brought the students up to date on the
Co-editors of this monthly paper
were Bernice Butterfield and Darlene
Gulczynski. They were aided by a
competent staff of writers and typists.
Bcrnice Bnttcrlielfl, Mr. XXX-iniinger, llarlrnr- linligzynski,
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:cle Row: Ruth Kzu'zoi', Ssimlrn Yettcrkiiicl, Elciinore Urzecliowski, Rwscnmry Bryniarski, Delores linlarowicz. Ethel Klimf'ClC, Lflllfil PH
Minnie l':in'lirki, ,I-mn Przyliylski, lilizzilmctli liourcski, Leona Pawlicki, Margie Dzinielewicz, Elaine Fortclc. Pat C'ummings, Judy Blu e
Rosalie 'I'onikoi'.izilx, llir-sl xlIlSil-I, Susan Rusch, lone Simi-t, Iflzirlizirzi flziligcr.
l lnrlh Row: .Xnnzi liurtinziilis. Roscnirie laikzisicwicz, ,lt-:in Yutterkinrl, ,lzinc Ycttcrkinrl, Kathryn lilimcck, Iileanorc Yctterkinil, -loyue Ku era
Nlnry Ann XYyvzzixxski, Louise Sxelvnck, jolzintzi Mikolainis, Stcpliniiiq Szczech, llzirli-ne Lizizuk, Mzsrirmc Stzinicc, lflcrnicc Butterlielcl, Yxonne
Iiriipn. lizirrn lzyrliwi-lx, llcriiict- Bziliulti, xvlfjlllllll lit-nilriks, Tlicreszi Klutowski. -luziiiiic Micke.
lhirnl linwi .loan lliirzj-lislxi, Susan lizililcschwilcr, Aiitoiicttc Nlilsiwski, Mary .Xnn Drnnginis, Grave Skrzypt-lc, Frances Marek, Ann VN'elciL
Nlurgziri-1 l.t-wrimlfnrslxi, lirctclivii lflilicn. l"loi'eiice Przyliylski, Alicg- Suit-zor, Lillian Blnzizirkzi, listcllc XYzii'golct, Lois Boroxxick. lloloru
Slum-rli, -lzinct Ili-illcr, l':irol lJeiitsc'lil:iiislvi'. ,loan Alger, -li-:im-ttc Kmll, llorotlig Scigienski, Lori-tt:1 Hlserle, Bzirliara BCllZSCllllNYCl, Szincra
llziini-s. Xlrs. .Xiniimlstnr
-roptl Ron: .Xnnv llwllvr. Ruth llirlillc, Mildred liurtinziitis. .loan lirutclski, Marlene Biirklizirilt, Virginia Swiontck, Put Mziniayek, 'Lou nn
lxqiminslu, lm-:in Xlntlt-s. llllllllllk' llcpzi, Lnrcttzi llurzynski, Rita liostoniski, l.il:i1in Svlimirlt, Tliercsa Kowalski, Bonita Stewart, Bernice ln' 1
lroni R--xx: I!i.lh lloginnill, Nancy ljmlqiiist, -li-ziiiiiic llzillzis, lzine li0!lNVIlj', ,lean Pnxilzik, l.ol:i Hizlclle, Stella Przybylski. Lorrziine Hzwu i
lli-rn:i1lini- fiikoxrslti. llorotliy lilznlzinski. lflziinc ,l:ikov.'icz, Riichcl Micke
The Future Homeinakers of America elected the
following' ofhcers at the beginning' of the year: Pa-
tricia Mamayek, Presiclentg Lou Ann Kaminski, Vice
Presidentg Rita Gostomski, Secretaryg Pauline Depa,
Treasurer. This group, which sponsored such things
as the Senior Christmas Tea, Hobo Day, and "From
Bustles to Bermudas," was ably supervised by Mrs.
F, F. A.
The Thorp Chapter of the Future Farmers of
America is advised by Mr. Swanson. The oflicers
elected this year were: Donald Ryniec, Presidentg
Frank Galiger, Vice Presidentg Justin Jakowicz,
This year the Future Farmers of America chose
Gretchen Parks as their "Chapter Sweetheart."
Hack Row: 'I'hn1n.i- lkiwlnk, Roller! iirncelslti, Louis liaminski. VN'altcr Pawlak. Merlin Nevzilzi, Bernzirvl Burzynski, fiorrlon Sfllllilfll. lcrwlili'
Xvisizs. Sizinli-3 Slxnit-rrryiislti, Ql-'sepli llcpzi, Xliillieim Page-l. ,lerry Kniistzi. - ' v I ' . p
lhir-l Ron: liunigiii Klart-lt, lDgivi.i l,iissui-lui, .Xiitlmiiy Marek, lfrzink .Xmlrusl4icnic4, ,lcroinu illowzicki. l-surge NXi'lrieh. Xcrnon Xorlx. lliio
llifvigr la-ln.i:il ,ilalliioxxsln .Xllun Nliniiilt, l.ilxx.ii1l lniilulnn.
N't'oi:ililQlm: Fri-il lQ11g.llslxl,Yll,il1' lllllxliillltll. l'gl'l'llflI'fl lJulvi'z5iis'si, Ri:l1:iril lli'z5l:ylsl4i. Iluilc Svlilliifll. Vlllllll' SUIWV. l"'Ul5 Pllllly Tllflmla
1Il.mI,1,m,,H. 'I'lgn1ng1s lim-sit-r, .Xnthony Xliluzt-lt. XX-llllillll Nlillcr,
.U vm: IMHVU gh, ,-In 431-.-liiy Sulltii-4-iiivz, I.i--1 Hnlvlv-rlinili-r, lmui- l:irpt-ntcr, .lustin -lzilsoxxicz. llonzilil Rgnicc. Robert rblcjniczzilf, limlxx
li nt l
Iixiniinslti, Ail'll'f XNMJI, -lzirncs lirzimcr.
l'l'R'l'lS IJRIX E Sl'X'Rlf'l'.-XR
lilllllll'i'II llzulzinski. Ruth llugumill.
Although we did not surpass our set quota in
sales dollars this year, we again experienced a
very successful Curtis Drive sale which ended
with a grand total of Sj52,212.41.
As in previous years, the Seniors and Sopho-
mores competed against the Juniors and Fresh-
men. At the end of the drive we found the
Sophomore and Senior team netted a total of
S1,112.29, and the Junior and Freshmen team
netted a total of 351,100.12
The outstanding class in sales dollars was
the Sophomores with a total of 567511.
Top sales honors went to a Freshman, Vir-
ginia Hendriks. Vir,Q'inia's sales amounted to
513678. As a reward Virginia received a wrist
watch and ensemble.
At the end of the drive the customary draw-
ing was held at which Bonita Stewart was the
lucky winner of a beautiful Benrus wrist watch.
The winner of the individual salesmanship trophy
was Janice Jacques.
With the aid of the class captains: Nancy
Lindquist, Patricia Kuester, Dorothv Badzinski,
Bernice Butterfield, Fred Kenney, Jo Hmielak,
Anne Hedler, Kathleen Kenney, Ray Price, Ingrid
Lindquist, Susan Baldeschwiler, and Michael
Sneider and the two competent secretaries, Ruth
Bogumill and Kathleen Badzinski, Thorp High
School concluded another successful year of
Curtis Drive Sales.
Stzimliiigt Bliclizncl Sncimlcr, Ingrid ldiiilquist. Huriiicv liutterliclml, Kxitlilcjsn llzulzinski, Ruth llugumill. .Xiiiir lluillcr, R115 l'r
Suntuml: l':it Kll05fL'I', Katlllecii liciiiicy, Nancy l,lIllllIlllSI, Dorothy Hiulzllislvi, Susziii llzililrsclixxiln-r. ,lu llmirlxilv.
Not Slirmn: Fred Kciiiicy.
nirling: Mr. .Xmumlr-on. Ni-il lirm-ren, Robert Bl'llZSCll2lXVL'l, Armon Micke, Conlon Vzyzewicz, Eflwzirrl Bieno, Ricllarcl Alger, Mr. VVitzig
ntcilz lizitlili-on llmlziuski, Nancy ljmlqiiist, Dorothy Bzulzinski, ,luzinnc klirlw, llonclrln linrnopp, Ruth llogumill.
On May 1, 1954, the Thorp High School gym was the setting for a very colorful
prom. The gym was decorated with yellow and white streamers, generously sprinkled
with butterflies, and strung between Japanese pagodas. White picket fences, literally
covered with pink and blue morning glories, bordered the dance floor. This, added to
the huge scene which made the background for the volcano at the far end of the gym,
carried out the theme for "Madame Butterfly" very well.
King Neil Broeren and his Queen Catherine Conway led the grand march and
were attended by Robert Benzschawel and Kathleen Badzinski.
Very appropriate music for this occasion was furnished by Billy Uthmeier and
Much credit must be given to our advisors, Mr. Amundson and Mr. Witzig, for
their many hours of work and all the advice which did so much to make the Prom
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Upper left: Grand March.
JUNIOR PRGM 1954
Upper rigrlit: Back Row: Mrs. -Conway, Mr. Conway, Mr. Bros-ren, Mrs. Bron-ren.
In Front: Catherine Conway and Neil Broerc-n.
Middle left: King' Neil and Queen Catherine.
Lower left: Cl'OWHlllE' of the Queen.
Lower right: Finish of the Grand March.
Stziniling: Mrs. Swanson. l'l4lXYIll'fl Bltllll, Florence l'rzylJ5lski, -lozinnc lligkc, l.illi:i1i Mzizizirkzi. llorotliy llcutsclilzinr
St-zitul: ficrtru-lc Barth. liutlilt-ui Hzimlzinski. llonclrlzi liflfli 4111, lzstcllr XX:irgoIt'1. gkiiiicltc llflliliilllkdl, llorulliy llzirlzi
THE CARDI AL HI-LITES
The Cardinal Hi-Lites again made its weekly appearance in the Thorp Courier,
bringing the news and happenings within the school to the public.
Donelda Karnopp headed the staff as editor, with Kathleen Badzinski and Estelle
Wargolet as assistant editors. Edward Bieno edited the sports column, while Lillian
Maziarka, Joanne Micke, and Gertrude Barth took care of news and feature write-ups.
Senior Biographies were written by Dorothy Badzinski and Florence Przybylski with
Dorothy Deutschlander and Annette Hokkanen providing the humor column.
Much credit must be given to Mrs. Swanson for her great deal of work and
time put in to make our newspaper column a better and more enjoyable one.
Buck Ron: Ruth Ixzn-vin-, lllllCl'CSZl liowzilski, Pauline llcpzi, Lormiiiic llzizugn, l'1iti'ici:i tiiiiiiiiiiigs, llzirlenc llulczynski, Rhctzi
llol'fm4in, l.c-:ru lliidnnsky, Yirginizi llcnmlriks, Stcplianic Szczc' .
lillllflll Row: llizine Zzilmruwski, ltlzirgziret llilgrrt, Dorrrtliy Kliniinski, vlU54'IllllIll'lllIllK'l1ll'i. hlziiiivehlzicques, Mary Ann XYyCzziw-
ski, Bernice llutlcrliclml, llurothy lizulzinski, lloscnizic Lukzisicxxicy. ticrniziinc liznlzinski, 'lll1L'I'Cill iiutowski, Mr, Tetzncr,
l'hird Row: fvlzirx' Ellen Pzilvicli, Ruth Sniignj, lilziine lfortck, lizircn lzfwlorck, hlnrgic llzniiclcwicz, lzicqnelinc llerllcr, Kathleen
licnncy. .lv-:in fllnttcs. Dorothy liI'IllVOXN'Slil, Pilllllllt' lirziniicz, ,lzinc cl4lllXYIlj'.
ccond Row: lirctclioii iihhun, Ingrid l.inslquist, Nancy Lindquist, Yvonne lirupzi, Anne llidlcr, lizitlilcen Bznlzinski, jozinne
Micke, Alice Iiiwojnzi, Maxine Turcnne, Marlene llnrklizirdt, fllllllQ'l'lllt' 4'oiiw:ny.
rfmt Row: Elaine -llukniwicz, Shziroii -lenncss, ,lzinct llciller, llcniiinc Dzxllns, -lnzin lliirzynski, lim-tclicii Parks, ,liuly tilzisshof.
Lois lloruwick. Dolores Szczucli, iizirol Micke.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIO
This year, for the first time in the history of Thorp High School, our school
organized a Girls' Athletic Association, under the guidance of Mr. Tetzner.
The purpose of the G A.A. is to provide athletic activities for all girls who are
interested. Each girl must participate in a set number of inside and outside school
sports. This organization is based on the point system, which credits a girl with a
designated number of points for each sport in which she participates. When a girl
attains the designated number of points, she receives an oiiicial G.A.A. letter.
These girls were chosen at the organizational meeting to guide the newly formed
club: Kathleen Badzinski, Presidentg Joanne Micke, Vice Presidentg Anne Hedler,
Secretary-Treasurer5 Yvonne Krupa, Point Secretary. As members of the executive
board the following girls were chosen: Nancy Lindquist, Seniorg Maxine Turenne,
Junior, Alice Giwojna, Sophomoreg Ingrid Lindquist, Freshman.
ll'mlL1L'licili Stull 'St:iiuling: lionzilcl Schultze, Lccm liotctki, UL-un Llkillllli, ilicstur l'l'zylJylsl4i. -
Nvsitr-:lg .lmlv Svlimirlt, -lunnm' Micke, l:l0l'L'llCL' Przyliylslxi, Nancy Llmlqllist, llurotliy Bfllllllltil-il, Arnimi hlll
"FOR LGVE AND MONEY"
On Thursday evening, November 18, the Senior class presented their annual
class play, "For Love and Money," a comedy in three acts.
The plot and characters are as follows: Edna Claire iKathleen Badzinskil is a
nurse and receptionist who is secretly in love with her employer, Doctor Ralph
Emerson fRichard Algerj a young man who has recently finished his internship and is
having a hard time building up his practice. Ralph's sister is Gale Emerson tAnnette
Hokkanenl, a somewhat sophisticated young lady who is a talented actress. Gale thinks
she is in love with Arthur Storm fRonald Schultzel who is a self-centered young
television writer. Arthur knew nothing of the plans of Stuart Kingsley QNeil Broerenl
who is a likeable young fellow. He thinks he is sincerely in love with Audrey Ward
fNancy Lindquistj, a sophisticated and hard-boiled young lady. Audrey doesn't like
Stuart's spinster cousin, Myra Kingsley fDonelda Karnoppl. Gertie Mack fRuth
Bogumilll is a huskily built nurse who makes short work of Jack Blair CEdward Bienoj,
a self-assured young newspaper reporter.
All these characters combined brought this play to a fast moving and hilarious
A very large and appreciative audience attended the play.
Much credit must be given to Mr. Wenninger and the production staff who
worked many long hours to help make the play a success.
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Frm:-ling: XIV. xYt'Illlll'lQL'I', llzirifl linell, Ruth Smigzij, llorotliy lirzilrou-Li, Roger liriizsrliaxxcl, .linnus lliwr
Se-ntwl: liiirlrm' tiulcyviski, Nlnry lfllen Pzilmirli, Dorothy lilirninslxi, 'lill"lllf'lilli' llwllrr, Nlnriniie Stzinier.
VETERANS DAY PRQGRAM
Again this year the Speech Class presented a program for the newly named
Veterans Day. After the presentation of the Flag by the American Legion, the band
played the "Star Spangled Banner." Under the direction of Mr. Wenninger, members
of the Speech class presented a short one-act play entitled "In Recognition of
Democracyf' Those who took part in this play were: David Guell, James Biser, Ruth
Smigaj, Darlene Gulczynski, Mariane Staniec, and Dorothy Grabowski. James Biser gave
an appropriate oration entitled "An American Tragedy."
A quartet consisting of Jacqueline Hedler, Dorothy Kliminski, Dorothy Gollharflt,
and Mary Ellen Pabich, sang 'tThe Holy Grail."
Following this, the band played a medley of songs suitable for the occasion, and
the flag was retired by the American Legion to close the program.
A ' V,
GIRLS' PROM 1955
QUEEN: .IOANNE MICKE KING: LJONELDA KARNOP1
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FRESHM EX lDEtil.ABlA'l'ION XYINNERS
Standing: Brian Henflriks. Harold llzillanger, Blichziel Sneiiler. -
Seated: Rosemary Brynizirski, Rosalie Toinkowizik, Ingrid Lindquist,
,l anc lonway.
declamations Catherine Conway and Janice
Jacques placed first and second respectively. David
Guell and James Riser came out on top in learned
orations. These students, along' with Nancy Lind-
quist, extemporaneous readingg Annette Hokkan-
en, four minute speechg and Ruth Bogumill,
Under the direction of a new coach,
Mrs. Swanson, the forensics group began
working on their selections shortly after
the opening of the second semester.
In the school elimination contest, held
in early March, the students who came out
in first and second places in serious
declamations were as follows: Mary
Ellen Pabich placed first and Dorothy
Gollhardt placed second. In humorous
oriinal orationg participated in the district
tournament held at Thorp High School on March
At the contest held in Eau Claire none of the
students placed an "A," thus, no one from our
school went to the State finals at Madison.
Huck Row: Lola Biddle, llzivizl Guell, Michael Bogumill, Edward Rig-no. Nancy limlqiiist, Annette llol-gkziiieii, Roger Benz-
gg-liggwel, Dorotliy Grzilniwski, Itlziine Forltel-Q. Q U D
Venter Ron: Ruth HoguinilhhMzirizinc btrnncc. Ruth hinignj, Jacqueline Iledler, l':itlit-rinc Voiixrziy, Alziints llisi-r. .Xnn llcillcr,
lintlilcvii Kenney, Alice iilXVl1iIlZl' .Kline SCICZOV. Dorothy l?CllISClllZlll1lL'I', lftllcl lilllI1CL'ii.
Front Row: Gertrude Barth, .lziniee -IIIVQIIKTS, Mary Ellen l':ilnch, Klzirgie llqinii-lt-xriez, llzirli-ne liulczynski. Iboimqhy Khlmutkil
Lou Ann Kzuninslei, linthleen Bziwlzinski, lloneldxi liflfllxlll.
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MARDI GRAS 1955
QUEEN: CORRINE ESLINGER
JOANNE MILTKPI, High School M.ARGIE DANIELEWICZ, Legion and Auxiliary
KATHLEEN BADZINSKI, Lions Club JEAN MATTES, Moose Lodge
VIRGINIA KINAS, Blue Moon
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k Row: Michael Bogumill, Rivlizirrl Przybylski, Bernard Dolvrzynski, Thomas Pawlzik, Leo Loilancl, Gordon Schmidt, Merlin Nciea
Robert Uh-jnicmk, Leo Bzilwlescliwiler, Arthur Alger, john lilourli, Russell Bozirclnmn, Frank liotecki, Leon liotecki, james Schauer
iter Row: Vozicli 'lictziiciy l'lu-stcr Przyliylski, john lilick, Roger licnzscliziwel, llzivicl 'll-clziw, XN'illiam llaryeki, Keith Glasshof
lhmzilfl Rynicc, Rex Sclnniilt, lingcm- VN'illiL-lin, Dziviil iiucll. jeromc XYneli, llnle llnkkgineii, Robert llmiclzik, i'oach Gripentrog.
lzmni Row: llzirulil llzillzingi-r, Ilzinicl VYinger, Riclizirml Alger, john Maier. Robert Bcnzschznwcl, Carl johnson, Neil Bron-ren, Ronan
S l I ini lli Ll ln tin lik unix Cordon llunsen louis I'l'itt
. ciul ze, llunnlil Soilcrlwrg, ju -s I s ' -1 'o f"'., I
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Timm' AT SPRING VALLEY
The Thorp Cards traveled to Spring Valley
where they played their first game of the season
in a downpour. Spring Valley scored a 12-0 lead
in the first half, and only mid-way through the
fourth quarter did the battling Cards begin to
even this score. The first touchdown of the season
for Thorp was made by our captain, Neil Broeren.
The attempted extra point failed to meet its aim,
and the game ended a few minutes later with the
Thorp Cardinals on the short end of a 12-6 score.
CHIPPEXVA FALLS AT THORP
Our first home game of the season was the
stage of a rough and tough battle between our
own Tho1'p Cardinals and Chippewa Falls. On the
second play of the game the Chippewa Cards ran
65 yards for the first T.D. In the first quarter the
Chippewa Cards successfully broke through the
Thorp line for three more touchdowns. However,
none of the attempted extra point kicks were
successful. It wasn't until the final quarter that
our home team managed to put a dent in the
scoring column by accurate passes from Don
Soderbergg the first to John Maier, and the
second to Gordie Hansen. Of the two attempted
extra points, we gained one. Thus, another non-
conference game ended with Thorp again on the
short end of a 24-13 score.
T1-IORP AT STANLEY
For the traditional rivalry game this year,
the Cardinals traveled to Stanley where, in a
steady downpou1', the home team met their first
conference defeat and their third straight loss.
The Orioles copped their first seven points in the
first quarter and six more in the second quarter.
Although the boys fought hard to hold the record
by again defeating the Orioles, the Stanley squad
plus the rain proved to be too much for them.
NEILLSVILLI-1 AT THoRP
Next on the agenda came Neillsville. This
may be cited as our best game, as the weather
was perfect, and we copped our first and only
win of the season. Our home team racked up two
touchdowns. The first came mid-way in the second
quarter on a 10 yard pass from Don Soderberg to
Gordie Hansen. The extra point kick failed to
reach its mark. The second T.D. came on a sneak
play by Soderberg f1'om the 2 yard line. With a
successful kick for the extra point, the Cards
completed their scoring. The Warriors staged a
comeback by immediately breaking through the
Cardinal line and scoring a T.D. The extra point
attempt was not successful. This game was a
bruising defensive battle on the part of both
teams, but our own Cardinals proved to be too
much for the Warriors.
TI-IORP AT CORNELL
Next we journeyed to Cornell to play their
Homecoming game. This was a sad game indeed,
for it seemed our boys couldn't get a start. The
Cornell Chiefs hammered out a decisive victory
by completing five T.D.'s and two extra points.
So, the game ended with our home team short
OWEN AT THORP
Rain again plagued the Cards as they went
into battle with Owen. Owen scored six points in
the second quarter and seven in the thirdg but
Thorp failed to come through and score. Owen
copped their first win from the Cardinals in ten
years, on a rain-flooded gridiron.
CADOTT AT THORP fHonzef-mningy
Again the weather was against us, for snow
and freezing temperatures prevailed throughout
the day. The Cardinals received the opening kick-
oil' from the Cadott Hornets and rolled T0 yards
for the first T.D. A pass from Don Soderberg to
John Maier moved the ball to the Cadott 10 yard
line and from there Dan Winger romped over the
goal line. However, the extra point failed. On the
next kick-off the Hornets roared back for a 75
yard touchdown. The point was good, and at the
half the score showed no favoriteg standing,
Cadott- 7, Thorp - 6. In the third quarter,
Cadott came back with the winning touchdown,
and the game ended with a sad score: Thorp - 6,
Cadott - 13.
Although the Cards did not live up to their
previous standards in wins and losses, it can be
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said that, win or lose, the team practiced good
sportsmanship at all times.
The following Senior boys will not be avail-
able for service next year: Neil Broeren, Carl
Johnson, Bob Benzschawel, Richie Alger, Gordie
Hansen, John Maier, Ronald Schultze, Leon
Kotecki, Chet Przybylski, Justin Jawokicz, and
Bernard Dobrzynski. But as stars leave there are
more to fill in the vacated positions, so it is with
confidence that we look to our underclassmen to
take up where we left off.
Congratulations are due Coach Gripentrog
and the boys for a fine hard-fought season of
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lrunt Row: ,lolm Xlzucr, Rolmcrt Benzscliawel, Rmmlfl Schultze, Farl -lnlmsoii. hlzmies Biser, justin Jakowlcz, Daniel VVlnger
CAPT. NEIL BROEREN
HHUNTZH MAIEIR "DUTCH CHULTZE
MITCH BISER Tackle
DON SODERBERO CARL JOHNSON DANNY WINGER
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Second String-Standing: VYilliam Harycki, john Klouda, Donald Ryniec, Daniel VYinger.
Front Line: Eugene XVilhclm, Harold Hallanger, Dale Hokkanen, Robert Hmielak, Keith Glzisslwf, James Biser, David Teclaw, Gordon
5Y1ll11lIl1KI lnpl. Rivl1:11'il .Xlgt-r, Xiillizini llnrvclvi, llorclun llzmscn, lJilYlll but-ll Rev Nrlimidt lloirild Nudcrlicrg luhn Xlilcr i'lll'lL'N
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lxncrlingi Mgr. Allk'l1Ili'l lilljlllllllll, 11'ill'll hripcntiwg. Mgr. ,lzinics Him-r. lkizicli ilit'IZ!IL'l'.
Immediately following t.he finish of the football
season, Mr. Tetzner called together all the boys inter-
ested in playing basketball. A large number of boys
responded. At the first meeting, our new coach found
that Gordon Hansen was the only returning regular
from the previous year's squad. Two reserves, Richard
Alger and Richard Jarocki, also returned from the re-
serves of the preceding year to fill in the vacated posi-
tions. Donald Soderberg and James Schauer, who had
also had some previous experience on the regular squad,
completed the starting line-up. Later in the season,
Coach Tetzner added and substituted freely with John
Maier, VVilliam Harycki, David Guell, Rex Schmidt, and
James YVinger filling in. VVith the help of the two will-
ing and faithful managersg Michael Bogumill and
James Biserg Coach Tetzner and a group of hard-work-
ing boys, a highly successful season of basketball was
enjoyed by Thorp High School.
Nov. 19 - TIIORP AT ALTOONA. The Cards got off
to a bad start in their '54-55 season when they lost the
non-conference opener to the Altoona Railroaders, 51-64.
The Cards were behind by quite a margin until a third
quarter rally brought them within 2 points of a tie. In
the fourth quarter Altoona made double the amount of
points that our Cards made, to win the ball game.
Nov. 23 - Tuonr AT COLFAX. The second non-con-
ference game of the season was played with the Vikings
of Colfax. The Cards had their first taste of victory
when they defeated the Vikings, 61-49. in a nip-and-tuck
battle. Trailing 43-41 at the end of the third quarter,
our Cards successfully broke through the Viking defense
to cop 20 points in the last eight minutes. Hansen took
scoring honors with 27 points.
Nov. 30 - CIIIPPEXYA AT THORP. Our Cardinals
faced defeat as the Chippewa Cards overcame a stub-
born Thorp defense on our home court, to win the ball
game 39-57. The game was a close one although the
score gives a different impression. A Chippewa rally in
the fourth quarter proved to be too much for the Thorp
Cards. Richard Jarocki paced Thorp with 16 points.
11190. 3 - Gamzxwoon AT Timer. With Gordie hit-
ting for 243 points, the Cards defeated Greenwood for
another non-conference victory. The 41-19 lead at half-
time gave Thorp fans an added incentive to cheer our
boys on to a 67-37 victory over Greenwood.
DEC. 7 - THORP AT OSSEO. The slim 24-21 margin
by which the Cardinals led Osseo was no indication of
what the outcome of this game was going to be. It
seemed that our Cards couldn't get back into the ball
game after the halftime period, when the Osseo quint
outscored us by a 20 point margin.
DEC. 9-THORP AT NE1LLsv1LLi-3. This win over
the VVarriors made our record three wins and three
losses. The 50-41 victory over Neillsville was a hard
fought defensive battle on the part of both teams, but
the fine shooting of Rich Alger and Gordie Hansen in
the third quarter proved to be too much for the VVar-
riors. Hansen scored 13 points and Alger 12 points to
lead in the scoring column.
DEC. 17 -- WITH!-:E AT THORP. By defeating Withee
in this game. the Cards slipped into a 3-way tie for the
division leadership with Stanley and Owen. The Cards
took a 27-15 point lead in the first quarter and stretched
it to a 47-24 score at halftime. The third quarter
swelled the score to 68-40 and the game ended with an
impressive 81-52 victory for the Cardinals. Our quint
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held scoring' honors with four buckets and four free
throws for a total of 12 points.
JAN. 21 - OWEN AT THORP. The Thorp Cards
finally got back on Victory trail as they cemented their
hold on the second place lead in the Eastern Cloverbelt
conference. Although Owen lead at the end of the first
period by a 4 point margin, the Cards out-scored them
in every other quarter to beat out a 72-55 victory.
Hansen again led in total points with 23 points.
JAN. 24 --THORP AT GREENXVOOD. Meeting the
Greenwood quint for a second time this season, the
Cards turned the tables on them to come out with a
victorious 51-60 score. Although our Cards trailed by 2
points at the half, the well-placed shots of Gordie
Hansen, Rex Schmidt, and Don Soderberg brought
Thorp another victory. Hansen was high with 18 points.
JAN. 28-NEILLSYILLE AT THORP. In this game
the Cards defeated Neillsville for the second time in the
season, by a 72-44 score. The Cards were out in front
by one point at the close of the first quarter. The score
was tied 28-all at the halftime. In the last two quarters,
the Cards outscored the Neillsville quint by a large
margin. Don Soderberg took scoring honors with 23.
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FEB. 4-THoRP AT WITHEE. The Cards upheld
their winning streak to defeat Withee 70-86. Hansen,
with 30 points, led our team to an easy victory. The
game was not in much doubt, as Thorp led by a sub-
stantial margin at the end of each quarter.
FEB. 8-ALTOONA AT THoRP. Though the Cards
led by 4 points, 16-12, at the close of the first 8 minutes
of play, the Railroaders had gone ahead by a 31-33 score
at the half-time. The second half was a hard-fought de-
fensive battle, but Altoona proved to be too much for
the Cards. The game ended with Thorp on the short end
of a 63-80 score. The highlight of the game was Gordie
Hansen who hit for 33 points.
FEB. 10 - THORP AT STANLEY. Although the boys
went into this game ready to fight their hardest, they
found it quite difficult to overcome a stiff Stanley de-
fense. The Cards led briefly in the opening moments,
but the Orioles out-scored them in every quarter to de-
feat our team 87-62. Don Soderberg scored 19 points.
FEB. 15-WISCONSIN RAPIDS AT THORP. In this,
the last scheduled game of the season, the Cards did not
find it too difficult to defeat Assumption High School
87-60. Thorp took the lead early in the first quarter and
stretched this lead to come out victorius. Hansen and
Soderberg led Thorp with 24 and 29 points respectively.
Burl-c Rout Von-'li 'llctziii-r, Roger Podliolzi. Russell Bozirdmziii, Hzirolil Hzillnngcr, Ricliard f'zubzikowski, Dale Hokkzincn.
jznnes Uberlc, Gordon Ficliniidi, Brian Hciizlriks, Voacli liripcutrog.
lfront Row: lie-itli filassliof. Leo Baldi-scliwiler, fierzild Rozirllmmi, lhiiiiel XYiiigei', Vliester' Przyliylski, David 'l'ccl:iw, Paul
llzirycki, jfiliiv lilouflzi, Artliui' Alger.
The 1954-55 "B"-Squad, under the fine coaching of Mr. Gripentrog, ended the
season with a highly impressive record. Many of the games were close, but it seems
that the B-Team's last quarter rallies saved the day for them. Since many of the
B-Team players have experience on the A-Squad and will soon be permanent members
of that team, it seems safe to say that we will have a well-trained and experienced'
squad to occupy the vacated positions on the A-Squad in the future.
Congratulations to Coaches Tetzner and Gripentrog and the members of both
squads on a job well done.
fkppositc Page: Don Sodcrbcrg, Ricliic Alger, Gordie Hansen, John Maier, Rich
jarficki, ,lim Winger, Rex Schmidt, jim Schauer, Bill Harycki, Dave Guell.
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Thorp at Spring Valley
First day of school
Curtis Drive begins
Chippewa Falls at Thorp
Thorp at Stanley
Tamburitzans at Thorp High Gym
Senior pictures taken
Seniorian staff announced
Neillsville at Thorp
Election of football attendants
Senior class play tryouts
Thorp at Cornell
Curtis Drive ends
Thorp at Menomonie
Owen at Thorp
1 -Teachers' convention
F. F. A. Boys travel to Eau Claire
Seniorian pictures taken
Thorp at Gilman-Freshman Initiation
Seniors go on field trip to U. S. Rubber Co.
Bonfire, pepfest, and snake dance
Homecoming - Cadott at Thorp
Class pictures arrive
Fall band concert
Sadie Hawkins dance
F. I-I. A. Convention
Religious Instructions begin
Seniors order announcements
G. A. A. formed
Veterans Day program
Wrestling match at school
Hot lunch program begins
Senior class play
Thorp at Altoona
Curtis Drive prizes arrive
Thorp at Colfax
Ralph wins turkey at Thanksgiving Dance
25 26 - Thanksgiving vacation
0 Chippewa Falls at Thorp
Greenwood at Thorp
Thorp at Osseo
Thorp at Neillsville
Freshman return party- Senior pictures
F. H. A. travel to Minneapolis
Mixed Chorus and Men's Chorus concert
Booster Club pencils arrive
Withee at Thorp
Christmas vacation begins
Back to school again
Thorp at Abbotsford
Girls' noon day basketball begins
Mr. Brede leaves for Madison
Page Sixty - three
Thorp at Owen
Beginning of last week of semester
Cadott at Thorp
Senior girls write Homemaking test
Stanley at Thorp
Lyceum number "Dutch Treat"
Thorp at Chippewa Falls
D. A. R. winner is elected
Owen at Thorp
Thorp at Greenwood
Seniorian pictures taken
Semester grades come out
Neillsville at Thorp
Freshman Declamation winners announced
Thorp at Withee
Altoona at Thorp
Freshmen give Declamations
Thorp at Stanley- Lyceum number
Wisconsin Rapids at Thorp
Mardi Gras is well under way
Joanne Micke named queen candidate from
Forensic class eliminations
Thorp at Tony
Thorp at Cornell
G. A. A. basketball game with Stanley
Snow vacation-Solo's and ensembles
Seniors travel to Eau Claire to college
Eau Claire music recital
Forensic group travels to Stanley
Banquet for Mrs. Roesler
Faculty loses to Seniors in volleyball tourney
Forensic group travels to Eau Claire
Dedication of new school
Lyceum, "The Glass Blower"
- Easter vacation
University of Wisconsin Orchestra here
Mr. Morley talks to Seniors about teaching
Junior Class Play
Athletic banquet- Pre-Music Festival at
Men's Chorus Concert
Baseball - Thorp at Owen - Band Concert
Lyceum number "Coleman puppets"-
Baseball - Gilman at Thorp
Eau Claire Music Festival
Baseball - Thorp at Cadott - Band Banquet
Play Day for girls at Stanley
Baseball - Thorp at Cornell
Final day of school
DEDICATION OF THE NEW ADDITION
On April 3, 1955, at 3:00 P. M., the Thorp Public School held the dedication of
its new addition. Preceding the dedication, members of the Student Council conducted
guided tours of the school for anyone interested. Following the tours, the high school
band presented a short concert.
At approximately 2:45 P.M., Reverend Francis Piekarski, of St. Hedwig's
Catholic Church, recited the invocation. Mr. Corwin Guell, Director of the School
Board, presented the members of the school board and the members of the building
committee. Mr. Guell also introduced all other speakers in their turn. Directly following
the Greetings extended by Mayor Nolchek, Mr. LeVee, architect of the new addition,
presented the key of the school to Mr. Qualle, principal. Reverend Arnold Muckerheide,
of St. Bernard's Catholic Church, presented the prayer of dedication. At this time, a
mixed quartet, consisting of Nancy Lindquist, Diane Zaborowski, Don Soderberg, and
Richard Alger, presented a musical selection. Mr. Francis Conway immediately int1'o-
duced the guest speaker, the honorable W. P. Knowles, Lieutenant Governor of
Wisconsin. Following the Lieutenant Governor's address, Ruth Bogumill, President of
the Student Council, extended thanks and appreciation, on behalf of the entire student
body, to all who were concerned in any way in the construction of our new addition.
A boys' quartet: Eugene Wilhelm, Don Soderberg, Jim Schauer, and Leon Kotecki,
then presented a vocal selection, after which Mr. Wenninger, a member of the faculty,
spoke in behalf of all faculty members. Reverend Robert Olson, of St. Paul's Lutheran
Church, offered the benediction.
Following the dedication program, more guided tours were conducted, and free
refreshments were served in the new cafeteria.
From the Student Body:
We, the students of Thorp High School, feel it is a great honor and privilege
to be attending such a fine high school as the one just recently dedicated. Although
we cannot express the thanks we feel, we are well aware that it took a great expendi-
ture of money, time, effort, and sacrifice to bring such a fine building into existence.
It is a debt which we can never hope to repay. But what we can try - and TRY we
will - will be to continue through our efforts, to uphold the traditions and accomplish-
ments of the Thorp High School in ways which will, we hope, make you proud - proud
of us, proud of Thorp, proud of our school.
This much we pledge with all our hearts - "We'll do our very best!"
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WOLF DRUG STORE
Always a Registered Pharmacist on Duty
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C. A. Pregent
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WITHEE WISCONSIN THORP - - WISCONSIN
PEN K'S TAVERN
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8 Miles North of Thorp
Livestock '65 Market
Sinclaire Service Station
- PHoNE 3659 -
Stanley 1 Wisconsin
D. J. Sz T. G. Gisvold
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COMMERCIAL SILK SCREENERS
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See Us Today
PHONE 157 - THORP, WIS.
BEN J. BURKHARDT, PROP.
Socony-Vacuum O1l Co. Cliffs Cleaners
Thorp, Wlsconsm CLEANING at PRESSING
A. W. OLSON, Agent DYEING 64 ALTERATIONS
UTM' Sfmt of Frienlllll Se1'vir'e" 'A' Pi"I"'Ul' and 1",U"f"'Yf .-
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THORP IMPLEMENT COMPANY, INC.
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.I'Z5F General Store Compliments
GROCERIES - IVIEATS A
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Phone 40 Thorp, Wis.
. - Compliments of -
Agnes A. Smith
DC., Ph,C. Midway Tavern
CHIROPRACTOR Friendly Service
Office 2 Blocks West of Bank
Withee Wisconsin MIKE SNEIDER' JR'
- THQRP WISCONSIN
- COMPLIMENTS OF THE ---
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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF l955
DR. B. R. SLOTA
- Phone 221 -
THORP SALES AND SERVICE
FORD CARS 6: TRUCKS - USED CARS
COMPLETE BODY SHOP AND PAINTING
CARL M. KORDAHL
DIAMONDS and WATCHES
Schauer S Motel ,
on highways 29 and 73
THORP, WISCONSIN INSURANCE SERVICE
Phone - - - l99 . . . Telephone 272 . . .
When in Chippewa Falls Stop at - -
BOSTON CLOTHING HOUSE
CHOOSE FROM THE LARGEST STOCK OF MEN'S AND
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- Phone 3226 -
CGNGRATULATIONS, CLASS GF '55
THORP FUNERAL HUME
R. V. Izydorek
HANSEN UEEICE SUPPLY CO.
Shaw-Walker Office Furniture
'EQUIPMENT -- SUPPLIES
QUR SINCERE WISHES
CLARK ELECTRIC C0-OP
Mlke Lencz Hardware Wiemasz Brothers
PAINTS - APPLIANCES CHOICE MEATS U I .
BOTTLE GAS . . . GROCERIES
...Phone 331314 . ..
LUBLIN WISCONSIN Thorp ' ' Wisconsin
LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE
Thorp Lodge No. 680
POOL - SHUFFLE - BAR
Operated by Ed and Clara Bogumill
- PHONE 204 -
STANLEY WRECKING YARD
- Dealers In -
USED TRUCKS, CARS AND PARTS OF ALL KINDS
24 Hour Wrecker Service
ANY PART ANY T IME
. . . PHONE 5548 - 5830 - 5802 . . .
FISHER'S ACE HARDWARE
CAS AND ELECTRIC
- Hardware of All Kinds 1
PHONE 32 CLARENCE FISHER
TRI-STATE BREEDERS CO-OP
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 i ON SUNDAYS 273
OR PHONE STANLEY 2319 OI' 3672
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF '55
BURZYNSKI LGA. GROCERY
PHONE 69 FRANK BURZYNSKI
Thorp --- Wisconsin
CLQVERLEAF CHEESE FACTORY
Route 3 Stanley, Wisconsin
...PHONE-THORP IBR6 . ..
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SEAL OF QUALITY ICE CREAM
CLOVER DAIRY COMPANY
CHIPPEWA FALLS WISCONSIN
YOUR BUICK AND CIVIC TRUCK DEALER
SOUTH SIDE MOTOR CO.
"CHUCK" COLBURN, Owner TELEPHONE 3353
PLOMBON FURNITURE STORE
Congratulations and Best Wishes
to the Students of
THORP HIGH SCHOOL
CLASS OF 1955
BLUE MOON FOODS. INC.
BLUE MOON FOODS, INC
BLUE MOON CHEESE SPREADS
COLD N' RICH CHEESE
PROCESS LOAF CHEESE - AMERICAN CHEESE
BUTTER - MILK SOLIDS
Congratulations Seniors - - -
Best Wishes in the Years Ahead
Compliments to your School and
BEN FRANKLIN STORE
THoRP,W1s. -- PHONE 86
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CANDY, SCHOOL STATIONERY, TOILET ARTICLES,
NOTIONS AND TOYS
O. W. TRINDAL COMPANY
Cwholesale 25 Retailj
LOYAL - GRANTON - SPENCER
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Herrnans Bar Barber Shop
Thorp WiSC0HS M. P. SZERLONG
Bowl For Health
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CLUB RECREATION PARLORS
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Thorp, Wiscon Ed and Charlotte Polnaszek
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the
Class of 1955
CORWIN C. GUELL
Attorney at Law
THORP - -- WISCONSIN
COMPLIMEN TS OF
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Dress Shop Beauty Sh0P
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Thorp Q - - - Wlsconsm Owen Wisconsin
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Mrs. Newell Qualle
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LIFE - AUTOMOBILE
FIRE - TORNADO
LYMAN LUMBER AND FUEL COMPANY
PHONE 52 THORP, WISCONSIN
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '55
DR. JOHN W. FOSTER
OPEN DAILY AND WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
CLOSED SATURDAY AFTERNOONS
HOURS: 9 to 5 Daily Except 9 to 12 Noon Saturday
7 to 9 P. M. Wednesday Evenings
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Mn. AND Mus. CASIMIR BOYARSKI 108 West First Avg.
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THORP WISCONSIN . . . Phone 5945 . . .
Congratulations Class of "55"
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TRI-COUNTY CHEESE CORPORATION
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Compliments All Ti- Kmds
TIIILFS all I flu and I rio thai
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- Phone 36 -
GHEEIIE Engraving Companu
7701504 of FINE PRINTING PLATES
WTON BUILDING. 357 Minnesota Street. ST. PAUL 1. MI
AND BEST WISHES
CLASS QF 1955
ST. HEDWICTS PARISH
-Compliments Of- Stanley Bottling Works
SYLYESTER M. HULS, PROP.
- .7IrIH7lIlf!lClL?l'I'9'7' of -
G. R. Schafer, DC. QUALITY BEVERAGES
- Ilisfrilrzztm' of -
OVVEN L WISCQNSIN WALTER'S BEER - - Eau Claire
BLATZ BEER - - - Milwaukee
- Gifts -
Elgin, Hamilton, Bulova Watches
- Silverware --
O E6 N LUMBER CO.
STANLEY - WISCONSIN
l Complete Home Planning Service Q-
QUALITY MATERIALS IN ALL BUILDING SUPPLIES
We Got If - We'I1 Get If A- Or If Cflllil' Be Hari
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Stanek Implement Co.
TRUCKS 6: TRACTORS
COIWPLIZVIEN TS OF
ARTHUR NATZKE, Estate
Route 2 Thorp, Wis.
l Compliments of -
. . . Compliments of . . .
FALLS DAIRY CO.
Clracle A 61 B Milk
- Phone 5827 1
STANLEY -- WISCONSIN
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Engel Radio '85 TV
. . . Phone 251711 . . .
. . . Compliments of . . .
Anton E. Sapetta
THOIRP - - - WISCONSIN
if Compliments of if
Klingbeil Lumber Co.
- Phone 4344 -
"Everything to Build Anything"
CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS CQMPLIMENTS QF
County Line Tavern Stumms Hatchery
Charles and Lottie Pletka I
Thorp ---- Wisconsin THORP
AUTO-ELECTRIC SERVICE GARAGE
Raymond Giwojna, Proprietor
"MOTOR TUNE-UP SPECIALISTSH
Local Texaco Dealer
United Motors Service
- PHONE 113 -
Thorp Y5 if Compliments of if
PLUMBING 31 HEATING Sunshine Ice Cream
- PHONE ISO -
Casey Kubiszewski Owen Wlsconsln
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W'th M'd B .
1 ee 1 Way ar Compliments of
BRUCHERT - VEURINK
Phone 1221 - Owen
IVIEIVIBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
- Deposits to SSI0,000 Fully Insured -
PEOPLES EXCHANGE BANK
Thor p - - Wisconsin
WILL'S GAS Co. ' Complimemsof '
YOUR RED owL STORE
BULK PROPANE DEALER THORP WISCONSIN
Owen, Wisconsin . . . Phone 94 . . .
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The Thorp Courier ----- The Gilman Herald
Published Every Thursday and Friday
' PROFITABLE ADVERTISING
' NEAT COMMERCIAL PRINTING
Tri-County Nash Boardman's
'Radiator Repair Super Service Station
'F E. d Al'
mfr H lgnmim PURE o1L PRoouCTs
'Body Work PHONE 148 - THoRP,w1s
Thorp Wisconsin Louie Boardman
LEON AND LHQS TAVERN
- QF -
Th Thorp Hardware Co.
... PHQNE IOI - Phone 45 -:- Thorp, Vlfis.
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FIRE EXTENDED COVERAGE LIFE
KENNEY INSURANCE AGENCY
Insurance of All Kinds in Reliable Stock Companies
-i Let Us IVIake A Survey of Your Insurance Needs ll
-It Costs You Nothing-
AUTOIVIOBILE MARINE ACCIDENT 6: HEALTH
A. S. Kenney A. W. Sandel
- Compliments of -
Irene's Beauty Shop
Honstad Implement Co
- Phone 2 I 9 -
if Compliments of if
Compliments of - - -
IHC TRUCKS I BLQNDIES INN
. . . Telephone IZZR . . .
WITHEE WIsCoNs1N THORP ' ' ' WISCONSIN
Overgard 25 Mathwig Royfgl Cgmpgny
STANLEY, WISCONSIN CHESTER GLASSHOF, Agent
Office Hours - 10 - 123 2 - 5 , , , Phone 27 , . ,
- Phone 3303 - THORP WISCONSIN
Congratulations, Seniors - -
THORP FLOUR E5 FEED CU.
STEVEN A. DUS 81 LEON DUS, Proprietors
BEST WISHES OF
Altenburg Auto Co.
EDGAR AND C. O. ALBERT, PRoPs.
SALES F O R D SERVICE
Frank and Mary
Our Best Wishes to the Class of 1955
CENTRAL REFRIGERATIGN, INC.
THoRP --... w1sCoNs1N
Phones ---- 85 -- l59
and Best Wishes
COMPLIMENTS GF COMPLIMENTS OF
Town of Withee Dairy Davos '55 Skroch
YVALTER LIAZUK, Prop. Attorneys at Law
- - - Phone 6R9 - - - Mike Sneider Bldg.
Thorp Wisconsln THORP WISCONSIN
BEST WISHES TO THE 1955 SENIOR CLASS
OF THE THORP HIGH SCHOOL
- from -
JOHN WUETHRICH CREAMERY CO.
Manufacturers of Grassland Butter
Carl and Frances Johnson welcome you to the--' - -
THORP DAIRY BAR AND CAFE
DINNERS - sHoRT oRDERs -. FoUNTA1N SERVICE
Phone ------ l 78
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Enioy Coke together.
lt's such a sociable drink
"Coke as o regislered frade-mark.
aomeo uuoen Aumomrv or THE COCA-COLA COMPANY sv
COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY. Inc.
OF EAU CLAIRE. WISCONSIN
L. A. Wetzel, Broker
Central R. L. Wetzel, Salesman
Cold Storage Co.
Wetzel Real Estate
IV EATS AT W
I HOLESAFE INSURANCE SERVICE
All Types of Food Processing
and FARMS - HOMES
Custom Curing and Smoking BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
PHONE 123 - - - THORP Gilman, Wis. - Phone 2671
ED'S COUNTRY CLUB
Fish 6: Shrimp Fry Every Friday - - -
- - - Chicken oc Barbecue Ribs Every Saturday Night
6 Miles South of Thorp
I ooMPLrMENTs or
A Thorp Beauty Shoppe
Block East of the Bank
- PHONE I 52 -
Best Regards to the Class of '55
THORP TELEPHONE COMPANY
J. M. KEATING M. L. KEATING
Congratulations COMPLIMENTS TO THE
Seniors CLASS OF 1955
DQLLY MADISQN PM Oil Company
DAIRIES AL HUBERTY
EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN Thorp Wisconsm
COMPLIMENTS OF- - -
C L U B 7 3
Fish Fry Friday Night - - -
- - - Chicken Fry Saturday Night
GUST STROJNY THORP
--- Compliments of --
H A M M ' S B E E R
"From the Land of The Sky Blue Waters"
Leo Hedler, Agent
Q53 J W Q N200
ENXOQ ,um AND FPESHMAN oowf
6 QED wma HoMewoQK,SToP TO SAY:
CQQXPM PRE HARD TO GET- BUT e.oL1.v,
Qeien-:N-UP Sums RATES AN Ag
Sparkling, crystal-clear 7-Up is so
pure, so good, so wholesome that
folks of all ages may "fresh up" as
often as they like. Buy 7-Up by
the family supply-of 24 bottles.
SEVEN-UP BOTTLING COMPANY
EAU CLAIRE WISCQNSIN
COIVIPLIIVIENTS OF - -
Distributor of -
- "Country Fresh" Dairy Products-
Dr. R. I-I. Stuesser
Veterinary ZARADA ELECTRIC
Physician 6: Surgeon
TO THE CLASS OF "55"
- PHONE -
Office 111R2 Res. 1111513 Q PHONE 99 -
TIWOFP ' ' ' Wisconsin Thorp Wisconsln
N CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS
FRESH 6: COLD MEATS
Jim and Leona Possley, Props.
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KASELIQS HOUSE QE MUSIC
207 Gibson Street
EAU CLAIRE -l WISCONSIN
- Dial 2-6978 -
-AtY S ' -
SCHMIDT TRUCKING E5 CHEVROLET C0
General Auto Repairing
Edwin G. Schimdt and Dallas
"The Most of th B t f th L t
Congratulations From - -
LUBLIN DAIRY, INC.
- PHONE 33R2 -
To Our Advertisers:
We trust that you will enjoy the I955 Seniorian
- the publication of which is made possible each
year only by your support and cooperation. Our
high school is very fortunate to have such public
spirited business men and women to back its many
projects, and the student body is duly appreciative
of this fine attitude on your part. We take this
opportunity to say "Thank You."
THE SEN IORIAN STAFF
Your "Buy" Word
A. KICKBUSCH GROCERY CO.
-- FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES 1
John S. Bogumill - Salesman
-- GROCERIES --
Tom Losby - Salesman
. . . Compliments of . . .
Christensen Sales Co. Medford Laundry
IVIEDFORD - WISCONSIN
...Phone IIR4 Thorp . ..
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THE CHIPPEWA PRINTERY
School and Office Supplies
The Most Completely Eqnipperi
Connnerrial Printing Plant in NOTIIIQTTL Wisconsvn
I4-I6 WEST CENTRAL STREET
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WISCONSIN
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Congratulations to the COMPLIMENTS OF
C1aSSOf1955 REINKES DAIRY
' - Daily Deliveries -
SkOgrnO S BOTTLED MILK - CREAM
Furniture Store CHOCOLATE MILK
- JIIrmufru't1n'efrs of -
CLOTHINC. - FURNITURE AMERICAN CHEESE
Thorp Wisconsin IYJZEIFR Ai PHaif:Csf5f2
To The Class of 1955
FI-XRMER'S STORE CO.
HERBERT J. SIMET, Manager
- - - Compliments of - - - COMPLIMENTS OF
LQMBARD DAIRY MIKOLS DRESSES
JAMES BISER, Prop. a1'1CI
PHONE I IR7 Ready to Wear
- T MRS. G. MIKoLA1N1s
Thorp Wisconsin T H 0 R P
. . . Compliments of . . . PLUMBING - HEATING
SHEET IVIETAL WCRK
Joseph's Dept. Store MARLQW MILKERS
Josmfll Wo.ITALRwIcz, IM-op. n .
Thorp, Wisconsin Rale1gh C. F1sher
- Phone 9 - PHONE 34 - - RES. 168
LARSON 'S FEED STORE
THoRP --.. WISCONSIN
STATE BANK OE WIFTHEE
Member of the EDIC.
Auto Cafe'Bar The John Deere Store
TOM HEDLER, Prop.
THoRP 1 w1scoNs1N
- Your Business is Appreciated -
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Congratulations - - -
CLASS OF '5 5'
South Side Store
PHONE 1 l7R8
" JOB PRINTING if
Phone 33 I 9
Compliments of Your
FERGUSON IVIASSEY HARRIS
FARM MACHINERY DEALER
Barney's Implement Co.
Owen - Phone 98W - Wisconsin
. . Central Avenue Floral
and Bar . . . PHONE 89R . . .
Member of the
PoP --- BEER
HIGHWAY 29 Owen Wisconsin
DRANGLE FOODS, INC.
Manufacturers of Drangle Cheese Products
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IVlr. and IVlrs. Ervin Schilling
Where You Are Always Welcome
ART KUESTER, Prop.
E. J. Crane and Sons
i'The Farmers' Market"
Cecil's Shoe Shop
Thorp ---- Wisconsin
MATTES LIVESTOCK MARKET, Inc.
Located 3 miles south and 2 mlies east of Thorp
HORSES, CATTLE, PICS, SHEEP AT AUCTION
EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY
CALVES, CATTLE, HOGS, EVERY MONDAY
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Cldsmobile Used Cars
- DIAL 5407 -
DAY GL NITE WRECKER SERVICE
"Call Gayle When Your Car Fails"
JOHN HANCOCKS HERE
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