Tri County High School - Penguin Yearbook (Plainfield, WI)
- Class of 1947
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Text from Pages 1 - 40 of the 1947 volume:
.DEDICJQ 'J' ION
WE, THE 1947 ECHO STAFF, DEDICATE THIS BOOK TO
UR PRINCIPAL, MORLEY VAN SANT, A MAN OF GOOD JUDGE
WENT, WHO IS JUST AND FIRM, YET ABLE TO ENJOY A JOKE
AND WHO ABOVE ALL, UNDERSTANDS AND BELIEVES IN BOYS
HIGH SCHOOI j-','XCUI'j'Y
Miss Janice Trlndal
itewatsr State Teacher's College
Good natured, yet a little stern
Mere trlfles do not reach her
At typing, shorthand, business too,
Miss Trlndal's one grand teacher
Hr Merwln Snyder
LsCross Teaoher's College
Herwin Snyder's a family man
His children number three,
He deals with bugs and test tubes,
And makes the atoms agree
Mr Morely Van Sent
Principal Math, Science, Band
State Teacher's College, San Diego Cal
University of Southern California
Plattville Teacher's College KB E J
University of Wisconsin KM S 7
Mr Van Ssnt's our new princloal
He helps us one and all,
He's tried to lead us forward,
Since he came to us last fall
Mr Arnold Leaman
Oshkosh State Teacher's College
S Degree Social Science, History
Our new coach is Arnie
His hair is so curly
He's grand in athletics
And rises quite early
University of Wisconsin
Whenever Arthur's present,
Interest does not lag,
For he's an A 1 expert
When it comes to teaching nAg
Mrs Gertrude Goult
Lawrence College, Appleton
Working with nouns and pronouns,
Lively as a colt,
Trying to save the K1ng's Englis
That's surely Hrs Goult.
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Mrs Thelma Lauer
Waushara County Normal Mrs Caves
Central State Teacher's College
Iva wears a smile
Thelma teaches fourth grade, The whole day long,
Her room is sparkling neat
And happy are her pupils
Each busv at his seat
Mr and Mrs Btebnitz
Hrs Zlta Selling
Oshkosh State Teacher'e College
Ben and Viola
Now, please to meet Zita Selslng
We like her lots and lots,
They keep us warm Third
And our school house neat, Oshkosh ggate
Just C8.h't be b88t Dorothyia busy
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Mrs Florence Rothermel
Seventh and Eighth Grade
Central State Teacher's College
Florence has been with ul
For a long, long time,
Bhe's a really good teacher She t680h0B BGVSUUH and 01Ehth
And nothing goes wrong And makes them tow the line
Miss Dorothy Radtke
as a humming bird
Flltting round the third grade room
And queen of the little tots From morn 'till dark
Hrs Lois Conover
Central Stats Teacher's College
Mrs Phyllis Noordhoff
Lois is our chorus teacher, Second Grade
HP' Timm She directs us on each day Osnkosh State Teacner's College
If you'll do the best you can,
To quench our thirst for knowledge Youure sur, to g,t grade :Aa gh.
We go from History room to Gym, But
But to satisfy our hunger, gh,
We go to Mrs Timm Nay
oame to us Miss Claassen,
before the month was done,
changed to Mrs Noordhotf,
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Always happy, never frownin
Pat's a darling little thin
So you see, we weren't astonished
By the bright engagement ring
George is a
He's dark and tall and thin
And you just go ask Bonnie,
There's nothing wrong with him
Jolly and gay in a friendly way.
Laughing at life this a way.
full of pep watch her step,
That's Mary wesell.
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everyone likes Dorothy
She always wears a smile
And is hapoy all the while
Myrna likes her school work
And sne's as ouiet as a mouse
But we all bet that someday
She'll get noisy with her soouse
It's hard to make him stop
But when it comes to studle
You'll find him at the too
rv is the star
our basketball team,
can play the guitar,
make any girl dream.
M81'Jor1e has cute dimples,
Her t0'!YP0!"e always sweet.
And when it comes to shorth
She really can't be beat.
She's kind and good to eacn of
Susie keeps clicking his camera
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Lover o3oEgg:'tse Margare Doherty
A Btgr on our team Margaret studies her lessons
Of course, 1t's Bob Hetzel 151136 inytgirl Omer'
who else could we mean? n s e a es to forensics
Like a duck to the water
Bonnie is so small and short,
George is big and tall,
When going together and having fun
Size makes no difference at all
sne'a our 11tr1e red head steamy,saggijliuifzlfbook
with freckles and green eyes, He,S get ryth m in his feet
when She goes to Bookkeeping Class' And when it comes to teasln ' lrls
We can hear her daily sighs He really can,t be beat 3 S
Betty has the blackest hair,
And also a contagious giggle
You look around and she's everywhere,
It must be her perpetual wiggle
Raymond Kelley Patricia Vroman
Pat's the pitcher of our team 5118 KIIOWB DOI' CB-T5 from 5 to Z,
His arm is full of that stuff called steam, Let her drive yours and you will see,
He's handsome looking, dark and tall Just ask her boy friend, he sure knows,
Go get him girls, he's best of all. One day she nearly broke his nose.
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Diok is president of our class,
He's liked by every lad and lass
He works hard and sets the pace
To keep the Seniors in their place
Lou's the star
Df our girls' basketball team
She's really on the beam
Joyce is plump
And not so tall,
She likes to dance
And is liked by all
J1m's apt with sick motors,
And tinkers with rhyme,
And browsing in books
Is his favorite pastime
G nevieve Pionke
Gen'e the gal who's sweet and gay,
And at the switchboard she sits each day
Bhe doeen't plan to sit there long
'Cause that diamond from Harry sure hit the gong'
And when it comes to bookkeeping,
Dove Dlaye basketball
He's also good at track
And when he's on the dance floor
It e hard to hold him back
Joan takes life
With the greatest of ease,
But she surely gets busy
Dick is good at oarroms
As well as Chemistry and Ag
And when it comes to social
He surely does not lag
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How DeWitt, B Rasmussen, J Potton V Scott, M Congelllere, D Woodward
Frelgang, L Goodwin
Row Stacko, B R8DW1HK6L B Goult R Conover C Detlor, M Everett
Adviser, Mrs Goult
Row M Hansen, A Bartels K Kollock, J Sullivan B Tibhetts
D Indermuehle C Callahan
President Jack Sullivan Secretary Jeanne Hetzel
Vice President Robert Conover Treasurer Barbara Rehwinkel
A Junior you say? Well, how could I tell?
She looks just like a society belle
And there a Beau Brummel comes into v ew
You're sure he's only a Junior, too?
Bows red, bows blue, bows every color decorated the high school student on Septem-
ber 2l 'Bow Day' was initiated by the juniors and we hope will become a tradition
'Buy a tee shirt, complete with 'Eagle', the school embleml' cried the junior
'Hot dogs pop, ice cream barsl' Again the juniors have something to sell, this
time, at basketball games Because we have a larger enrollment than any other class,
thirty four, we know we'll need a bulging treasury if we expect to go on a class trio
Mr and Mrs Santa Claus lyerle Hansen and Beverly Rassmussenl arrived loaded down
with presents for everyone The all school Christmas party was complete with holiday
decorations, prog am and goodies
'Uncle Louie' and his troupe of actors and musicians entertained a large audience
in March and augmented our coffers.
Larry Woodbury will 'make with the music' at an Easter dance and a month later Ton
Temple will 'give out with the swing' at the Junior prom. This last event, of course,
1s the highlight of everyone's junior year. 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows' is to be
the theme song and at present writing we have great plane for turning the community
hall into a rainbow with the authentic pot of gold for those who follow the rainbow.
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Hetzel S Hollingsworth, P Hansen R Leavitt E Stacko,
Mucnlnski, G Billman, P Glaman
Rowsam, M Burrows, F Alfery M Coon E Congelliere,
Kollock J King, L Erdman
Booth, L Wallner, J Doherty, A Sullivan, P Elliott
Adviser, Miss Trindal
H Walter, F Smith R Olson, L Kealiner W Leavitt,
H Jay, V Grubber
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President Mary Coon Secretary Phyllis Elliott
Vice President Jeanne Rowsam Treasurer Virginia Grubber
The pensive Sophomore's pensive mlen
And lofty look, calm and serene
Suggest that he doth contemplate
Uoon his far off future fate
Welcome, Freshlel Will you be our gue t September thirteenth? Our party given in
honor of the class of 1950 included all students and was the opening event on the so-
cial calendar. We knew from recent experience what it means to be a stranger among
sophisticated high school students so tcled to make the new comsrs feel at home.
Nickels and dimes quickly add up to dollars and lt d1dn't take a mathematical whizz
to figure out that our financial condition after a bas etbell game was much better
than before the game. Selling pop and hot dogs is a lucrative business.
We know we are growing up when we have to make important decisions. One of those
decisions was what kind of class ring to choose. After inspecting the jewelry sales-
man's samples, the majority of the class decided on an attractive design and in the
fall you will see us flashing shiny new class rings.
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L Schroeder M Detlor
Row M Lea, D Vroman, C Casler J Webster, J Junior H Polzin,
Row Adviser, Mr Snyder J Lamb D Hetzel R Lewallen R Van Sant,
N Pearson, B Hakes
Row D Stainbrook B Junior C Spafford, A Schroeder J Huber P Hillman
President Arleigh Schroeder Secretary Carrie Spafford
Vice President James Huber Treasurer- Bernhard Junior
Freshmen here, freshmen there
And always smaller every year
But all the same, they're just as bright
As if they had a g1ant's height
The traditional 'green' frosh were missing when the class of 1950 entered high
school last fall because the previous year we spent our free hours in the same assem
bly as the high school students We were well acquainted with one of the high school
teachers, Mr Snyder, because he taught us science when ve were eighth graders
A school bus bulging with 'freshlesn took off for Oshkosh on October fifteenth.
Mr. Leaman, our pilot, conducted a tour through the museum. It was here that we dis-
covered many exhibits which were helpful in our citizenship study.
Why we were taught general business was clearly shown us during the afternoon. We
saw the First National Bank making use of many of the facts we had learned and some of
our difficult problems were solved easily when we could actually see them worked out
in the bank.
Our social life centered around a weiner roast party the last of March. Mr. Snyder,
our advlseq helped us make it a success. The memories of our first year in high
school are happy ones!
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now 1 R Lewallen, R Rotnermel, M Burrows, G Blllman, Adviser,
Row 2 D Indermuehle L Llesberger, M DeWitt, J Rowsam, K Kollock
Plainfield Hlgh's student council took ite usual place among the governing groups
that control the school Under the leadership of its new president it carried on its
usual dutles such as running the magazine campaign, organizing the traffic patrol and
keeping the honor role up to date
The year's greatest accomplishment was the addition of a student court In the
past, discipline in Plainfield High was handled by the faculty members The students
had no art in the government Now, for the first time, the students have some of the
ilit f r kee ing order and reporting breaches in discipline It is expected
responsib y o p
the court will be very successful in the future as its faults little by little are
t in co-o eration
being ironed out as the court proceeds with its work and the studen s, p
with the court, become used to its methods and principles
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Wanicnek, M 'flanl nek, D Indermeuhle, M Doherty, M Congell ere,
Vroman D Frelnang, D Maren D Rehwlnkle, R Kelley, J Rowsam,
Glaman, J Sullivan R Stainbroox Sorenson, H Bartele, C Detlor
Mrs Goulfs J Turner, L Olson, D Woodward, U barren, L, ballahan,
H n' Amman B Weldon B Rehwinkle
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M Feisb, L Goodwin, K Kollock, E Webster, A Kaminski, R Hetzel,
C: Pionke, B Goult, B Aooou., J Dewitt., D Keenlance
Editor-in chief B 1
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Geneviefetggto 6 Q Robert Hetzel
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L Woodward I E. Meyers
W Fitz R. Pickering
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Row l R Van Sant, L Goman, M Feist, B Rassmussen, J Rowsam P Glaman,
Doherty, D Woodward, R Marsh, L Llesberger, Adviser, Mrs Goult
Row 2: L Booth, M Dewitt, A Kollook, R Olson, K Kollock, R Polzin, C Casler.
Forensic interest apparently is seasonal because we don't do much except in the
spring At that time you'll hear embryonic orators mumbling to themselves as they
prepare for the contest to be held in the main room The program was given on March
The Noble Profession
A Fruit Rat's Llttancy
Our Delinquent Children
Let's Face It lOr1g1nalJ
I Give Thee Back
The Little Kid
He Loved Me Truly
Mother at the Swimming Pool
Uncle Reuben at the Theater
Mother takes up Slang
Robert Makes Love
Ransom of Red Chief
Richard Van Sant
The Wild Rose contest gave 'B' ratings to Richard Van Sant, Alice Kolloek, Lucille
Booth, Doris Woodward, Margaret Doherty, Luella Liesberger. This snows that Plain-
field was able to hold its own when pitted against six other schools.
Deltor, L Goman J Wing, B Weldon, D Hetzel B Abbott, N Pearson
Potton, R Polzin, V Grubber, L Lea, K Kollock, H Rothermel
Indermuehle, Adviser, Miss Trindal
Rassmussen, P Webster, J Wanichek, M Doherty, Turner M Wanichek
This year the Journalism Club published many issues of the Gazette' This paper
S 1 Class had written in
carried poems written by the students, stories which the en or
English and miscellaneous items, such as gossip, sports, grade news, and editorials
'Candyland' was the tneme of the party sponsored by the club and was a gala affair
Two hostesees Nancy Pearson and Mary Detlor, appeared in candy striped costumes
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Row J Huber, D Rumpel, H Jay, R Palik, B Junior, T Kaminskl, C Scanlan,
L Olson, B Nuschlnski, G Billman, G Abbott, H Petrusky, L Schroeder
Adviser, Mr Mullen, P Hansen, W Leavitt, J Webster, R Olson, F Smith,
Casler, G Gear, J Sullivan, D Rehwinkle, R Stalnbrook, L Ksaliher
Row Stacko, M Burrows, D Vroman, H Glaman M Hansen, C Callahan,
Junior, D Indermuehle, B Tibbetts, G Feist, S Alfery, J Doherty,
Row Van Sant, D Marsh, M Dewitt, J Rowsam, H Kelley, R Hetzel,
Sorensen, D Lewallen, B Conover, H Bartels
President Hay Kelley Vice President Robert Hetzel
Secretary James Rowsam Treasurer Marvin Dewitt
Reporter Robert Conover
Watchdog Gordon Sorensen
Keeping up their program of expansion, Pla1nf1eld's Future Farmers, under the gui
dance of their adviser, Mr Mullen, for the first time included every boy in high
school The club is now 5 years old and has reached a peak in membership and in
their program that will be their goal to hold in the future
Treating and cleaning 6000 bushels of oats last year the boys made enough money
to finance their biggest program of educational and recreational trips since the
Last August 36 members attended the state fair on Monday and Tuesday. This was
a new experience for 52 of the 35 boys making the trip. Other trips made during the
year included one to Madison to take in the state high school basketball tournament,
an educational one to the University farm where Vilas Mathias, the organizer of the
Plainfield F.F.A. and now manager of the farm, showed the boys around, in the after-
noon of the same day they attended a University of Wisconsin baseball game, then to
complete the school year they again returned to Madison to take in the state High
School track meet.
This summer 16 of the boys will Journey to Jag Lake at ioodruff to spend four
days in a cottage owned by the state association of Future Farmers. 'he boys are
looking forward eagerly to this new experience.
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L Wallner, alto, M Congelliere, clarinet, R Polzin, baritone, B Goult
cornet, M Burrows, clarinet, L Olson, cornet, R Stainbrook, bass,
G Gear, clarinet, M Lea, tenor eaxaphone
Director, Mr Van Sant, H Bartles, cornet, M Feist, trombone, E Congelliere
cornet, J Dewitt, clarinet, P Vroman, cornet, M Weeeli, cornet,
C Indermuehle, trombone, C Polzin clarinet, D Wallner, alto, Assistant
director, G Plonke, trombone,
J Lamb, bass, L Booth, flute, V Scott, tenor Saxaphone A Kollock, clarinet,
K Kollock, alto, J Wirg, alto saxaphone, B Weldon, cornet, J Duoke, cornet,
J Duoke cornet,
Row G Sorenson, drum major, H Walters, twirler, J Wallner, clarinet, R Van Sant
drums, M Hansen, drums, L Erdman, drums, B Trickey clarinet J Potton,
twirler, M Coon, twlrler
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Boom! Boom! BOOm4 goes the big bass drum The other thirty eight instruments
make sweet music while the drum section beats time rhythmlcally during band period
Our maestro, Mr Van Sant, has unlimited patience with the off key offenders A scath
ing glance from his dark eyes, a scowl on his b ow, a nod of his head and we know
something is radically wrong with our musical efforts CHQ might blame our lnstru
ments but that wouldn't be sporting, now, would 1t1l
In March, thirty of us crammed into a school bus and spent the day at Central State
Teachers' College The college band played tournament pieces selected from all four
classes and we heard how our Class C selections should sound Je returned to band
class inspired and hope that our music will sound sImIIar when we go to the band tour
Two weeks after our Stevens Point visit we had the opportunity to practice what we
had learned The farmers who attended the Institute were very generous with their ap-
plause and we felt encouraged after playing for such an appreciative audience
Our high stepping drum major, Gordon Sorenson, and his maJorettes, Josephine Potton,
Mary Coon and Henrietta Walter, have mastered the fine art of baton twirling and add
color and dash to many parades.
All seniors apparently have the same bad habit they graduate. We will bid fare-
well to seven this year. Next year the Juniors will be seniors and so we'll never be
without band members from the fourth year class.
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H Potton, alto, P Curr1er,cornet B Hakes,cornet, M Wa 11er,c1ar1net,
Row Director, Mr VanSant, J Pickhardt cornet S Petrick, clarinet,
R Coon,bar1tone, D Wallnsr,cornet M Det1or,clar1net R Caves,saxaphone,
Row 5 L Goodwin, trombone, H Bartels,cornet, G F1est,cornet, C 'as1er,saxaphone
R Stainbrook Saxaphone, L Erdman, alto
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Every morning as you enter tne ecnool building you can near olasts and shrill
sounds coming from tne band room Mr van Sant is patiently coacning the beginners
We're telling you now tnat's why he's got cotton in nls ears the first period!
lnrougnout the day you can hear the same sounds as these fine young musicians practice
every spare moment
Every now and then a student hears tne sweet sounds that his classmates can make
and he gets the urge to pick up a tromoone, clarinet, or some other instrument Lo and
behold! all they get are a couole of grunts or scueaks but with Mr. Van Sant's patient
guidance in a few days, they too, can play songs witn a good tone. Yes, tnese young
people are discovering that they can seen ano find, 'Fun and Popularity Through Music.
Mr. Van Sant is giving individual lessons oecause an accompllsned musician will soon
oe his reward.
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Row L Booth, N Pearson, B Rehwinkls, C Detlor, L Goman, P Glaman, J Lamb,
M Weeeli, B Goult, B Abbott, J Turner
Row D Stainbrook, E Btacko, J Pctton, J Hetzel, B Weldon, P Vroman,
B Hollingsworth, D Hetzel, L Wallner, P Elliott
E Congelliere, A Kollock, J Rowsamg L Erdman, M Doherty
Row D Freigang, V Grubber, M Coon, M Lea, J Wanichek, K Kollock,
M Wanlchek, D Keenlance, R Polzln
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The peculiar sounds you hear as you pass the English room are the voices of the
thirty seven female warblers If you glance in you will see Mrs Conover waving her
hand in the 811' trying W keep these squeaklng voices together Just look a little
farther and you will see Margaret Doherty making the keys come lose and the piano
This year we entertained the public at ChP18tm8B time Dorothy Keenlanoe related
the ancient Christmas story while members of the chorus sang appropriate carols
During the second semester we worked on selections for a concert with Almond
and Hancock It was a fine program and was presented in each of the three towns
Next year the chorus will greatly miss Bonnie Abbott, Dorothy Keenlance, Joan
Wanichek, Mary Wesell, Myrna Feist, and Patsy Vroman, our high pitched sopranos We
will also lose Marjory Wanichek, Betty Weldon and Joyce Turner, some fine alto
singers Margaret, our piano pounder, is forsaking us for a teacher's training
course and will leave the Plainfield High School piano for another nimbled finger
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Row 4 D Lewallen, M Dewitt, A Kamlnski, C Callahan, R Marsh,
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Thirty two eager candidates answered Coach Leaman's call for basketball players on
November first However, although Pla1nf1eld's squad was long in number it was shor
in men with game experience Six veterans had graduated from last year's squad All
ear this weakness kept popping up as the boys lost games they shouldn't have because
they just d1dn't know what to Q0 at a given time
Starting the season well, Plainfield defeated
Wild Rose and Almond easily and lost a heart breaker,
50 to 29, to Port .dward s veteran five, who even
tually tied with Adams Friendship for the conference
title It looked as if Plainfield wasn t going to do
too badly thi
luck hit Bob Hetzel and Ray Kelley dropped out of
competition for nearly the rest of the season with
pneumonia and a bad knee respectively Losing these
two veterans really wrecked the team From here on,
the boys hit a losing streak, which they snapped only
twice, by beating Almond in the only conference game
they managed to win and repeated their win over Wild
Rose 26 to 23
Next year Pla1nf1eld's fortunes should take quite
an upswing from the won 4, lost 17 record of this
year Although Hetzel, Kelley, DeWitt, Rehwinkel,
Marsh, Gear, and Glaman graduate, there are six to
eight good underclassmen returning The Eagles can
look forward to flying quite a lot higher next year
At the close of the season the basketball team
elected Jack Sullivan as their honorary captain for
the '46 '47 season Jack, who is a junior and will
be back next year, was the one high scorer for the
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The B squad made up mostly of Freshmen and Sophomores with a sprinkling of Juniors
and Seniors at times showed more basketball ability than their big brothers on the A
squad Often beat but never out fought the boys definitely give hopes of their fit
ting in well with the returning members of the A squad
Dick Lewallen, Glenn Billman, Don Rumpel, Jim Huber, Dick Van Sant, Bob Conover,
Jim Webster, Phil Hansen, Bob Pickering, Bernhard Junior, Ray Coates, Bill Fitz, Merle
Hansen, Sandy Alfery and Dick Indermuehle all showed possibilities among the under
classmen These young eagles really look like they should develop into something a
lot tougher and stronger
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Row 2: J: Huber, 5. Van Sant, F. Alfery, D. Rumpel, P. Hansen.
Row 1 R Schullst, J Lewallen, H Kollgck C Erdman, G Bozell
R Pionke, Coach Mr Hullen
ROW 2 F' Lewallen, D Abbott, B Currier, H Palik, L Lewallen
Hanging up a terrific record of 17 wine and 6 losses, first place in one tourna
ment and a second in two others, Pla1nf1eld's scrappy little graders proved the sur
priee team of the year. Always underrated because of their lack of size, the boys made
up for it with determination and speed that wouldn't be denied.
After dropping 3 of their first 6 games under their new coach,the boys finally hit
their stride to run up a string of 12 straight wins before Wautoma stopped them in the
finale of the Westfield tournament. This was quite an improvement over their record
of 6 wins and 14 losses of lest year. Continuing their good play in tournaments the
boys won 6 games and lost 2 to complete a very successful year.
The ten boys that carried the main load were Les Ellis, Bob Plonke, George Rozell,
Gil Erdman, Ray Schulist, Bill Currier, Jack Lewallen. Floyd Lewallen, Lloyd Lewallen
and Henry Kollook.
The outstanding quality of the team was a wonderful sense of team play that left a
lot of other teams puzzled as to how they did it. If these boys will stick together
with the attitude they have towards each other and keep their seriousness for basket
oall Plainfield is going to have the team to beat in the conference before long.
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We donned our tee shirts and shorts one w1nter's day and invaded Wild Rose The
speed, power and strength of our opoonents were ton much for us and we had to admit
defeat, 14 to 5
Our next Journey was down Hancock way Our hearts were broken when we looked at
the final score, 19 to 20 The game was a thriller but losing by one point is hard to
take just ask the boys, they know how we felt
We are to play return games with both of these teams We'1l be out for scalps this
tlme so watch your step, Hancock and Wild Rose here we come!
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C Callahan, R Hetzel, M Van Sant
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The fall baseball
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appearance in the nucleus of last seaeon'e regulars We met two
in Hancock and Almond in regulation competition and had little
home the victories
In the Hancock game Plainfield got off to a bad start and ran into trouble against
Hancock's bats right away, with a deficit of five runs to overcome in the fourth inn
ing The opponent's hurling wea'ened in the fourth and the locals were able to touch
the best they had to o fer for nine runs, which gave them the margin of 9 to 5 at the
close of the contest
DeWitt, stepping into Adame's berth behind the plate, turned in a good performance
and we hope will develop into a steady head for the spring League play Blllman shows
a good deal of promise on his appearance in the field Kelley on the mound recovered
after the first two frames and worked a steady game.
The second tilt with Hancock turned into quite a rout, with Plainfield taking every
advantage to roll up a score of ll to 4. New entrants into the lineup were especially
proficient with the stick, Indermuehle driving in a run in the second, Lewallen re
peated in the third, and Bernie Junior in the sixth. Callahan turned in a sensational
performance at center field in a tie with Kelley in hitting honors at 750 per cent.
Almond fell before the Plainfield combination in the laet game of the eeaeon
October 16, with a one sided count of ll to 2. Although the home was only able to
p11g up gn aggregate of 9 hits to A1mond'e 6, they came at the right time to produce
a landslide for P.H.B.
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'Casey at the Bat' cou1dn't hold a candle to the Plainfield batters when we trounced
Almond Lady Luck frowned on ue when we met Hancock on their home field and we came
home with heads hanging But skill and expert coaching by Misa Trindal rewarded us
with a victory over our epponents from the south they were snowed under on our own
Spring is here and with it new hopes for fun and success on the baseball diamond
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Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse had spent the delightful summer of 1946 quartered in
the light, spacious, sound proof band room and looked forward to the month of Septem-
ber with more than a little mlsglvlng The morning of September 4th arrived and
Mickey and Minnie grudgingly retired to the northwest corner of the band room behind
the book case and anxiously waited
Mickey, 'M1nn1e, here comes someone '
Minnie, peering out with beady eyes, spied a 'stout old girl' entering the room
'She aets as though she owns the place and intends to stay here,' said Minnie
'Here come some more people Look at them come,' said Mickey, 'and they seem at
'You count them, M1okey,' said Minnie, 'because you know I can only count to
twenty five and it looks like there'll be two times that many '
Mickey started, 'One, two, three,' until he finally reached fifty one, then
stopped Counting to fifty one is not a bad feat for a mouse, and there were to be
several other things nearly as spectacular occurring during the year
When Mickey had finished the counting for Minnie, she assumed a very worried look
while saying, 'Where, Mickey, are we to live in this crowded room? You must find one
less crowded for we could never have a family here, the children would soon be tram-
pled to death.'
Like other hen peeked husbands, Mickey searched nightly for a more favorable, less
crowded place. He finally discovered the history room on the second floor. There did
seem to be more spacewdthln Mr. Leaman's room, so Mickey and Minnie moved in and all
went well for a week or two.
One morning at 8:60, Minnie was astonished at the commotion, and peeping out beheld
boys, girls, desks, and Mrs. Rathermel, all moving into the room, and Mr. Leaman, and
all his belongings, moving out, and down to the band room.
'I just won't move aga1n,' said Minnie, 'I hate moving and besides, what good does
it do, there just is no place in this whole building big enough to -
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We went to Wild Rose and our team came out with flying colors'
What a thrill
The team played a game tonight at Port EGWBPGB and after a close and
thrilling fame were defeated by only one point
A game was played at Almond and our team finally, after a hard and
bitter struggle pulled away to wir the victory
The Journalism Club gave their first party of tne year 'bandy Land'
This turned out to be a success
Westfield came to Plainfield tonight to win a victory over tne Plain
field five even though our feam was fighting all the way
say UHSY defeated our team
Tnenksglvlng is here once more The part that all of the students
like is vacation from school and all of the luclous turkey dinners
At Plainfield a non conference game was played with Wautoma The
Plainfield fans were disappointed to lose by only one point
Plainfield went to Green Lake and had tough luck Ray Kelley twisted
his knee and the day after the game Bob Hetzel became ill with pneu
monia This was quite a loss to
An easy victory was won to night
is much improved since last year
Montello were victorious as they
The Senior Class sponsored a Har
over the Wild Rose team This team
came as visitors to Plainfield tonight
Times Party which was one of the
most successful things of the year The orchestra was Henry and His
Melody Kings and the good music was enjoyed by all
At Westfield tonight the basketball team was defeated
The Juniors were very busy to day getting the hall ready for the
Christmas Party this afternoon Everyone had a very enjoyable after
noon, especially knowing that they were having a vacation for a while
Happy New Year' Slinger and Pewaukee basketball teams arrived this
afternoon Pewaukee boys were guests of Plainfield students and
Sllnger players were entertained by Wautoma Slinger romped all
OVSI' UB w8UtOlll8 V8.8 V1CtOl'1OU8
We went to Wautoma and suffered another crushing defeat by Pewaukee
Wautoma redeemed the 7C conference honors by whipping Slinger
We kissed the boys goodbye and will look forward L0 getting our r
venge next year when Nautoma and Plainfield are scheduled to invade
Sllnger and Pewaukee
Almond hit the dust tonight, 31 22
Joe Ellies arrived with his Lyceum program on the Island of Java.
Several students were dressed up as Javanese. Some fun!
Over at Wautoma the boys had a real battle losing oy the narrow
margin 50 28. Were they lucky!
Semester exams finally through, we look forward to the next semester,
Old Man Winter howled today, school remained closed except for a
few brave skiers.
Omro came over to win a close game, 23-21.
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Another good game Adams Friendship defeated us by a 42 56 score
The seniors came all slicked up as the graduation pictures were taken
Oh' those Christmas neckties
Our final game at Port Edwards, we took quite a beating 32 46
The seniors had a Masquerade Ball, it was a great success Larry
doodoury furnished the music Prizes were given for the best costumes
First game of the tournament We played Marion, we were behind 10
points at the half, but came back in the last cuarter to lose by one
We played Iola, another close game with us on the bottom 29 63
Torrens and Phvllis Vveryone was entertained by the tricks and
Grade Tournament at Westfield Our slick little team cleaned up on
'ontello 26 8 Next, they played Oxford and walked away with high
score 54 l6 The toughest competition was hautoma, who beat them
and therefore, walked away with the championship Plainfield held
This is the day Nr Krueger came and took the group pictures for
the annual All day long students were slipping back and forth to a
mirror to make sure every hair was in place and their neckties were
tucked in just rlght It was really a hard day's work to pose and
pose for so many pictures, buf we think that we were doing it for a
very good cause, Our Echo
Student court members were elected from the various classes The
Rowsam, Juniors lnthony Kaminski and Seniors Vargaret Doherty
These people have the right to ntlcketn an offender upon the request
of any classmate The court is ln the experimentation stage but we
hope it will succeed
We had a very lntere ting forensic contest here at school There
were 14 contestants Of these, 6 were selected by the judges to re
present Plainfield in the contest at Wild Rose Our representatives
mere Oratory Luella Liesperger, Ertemporaneous speaking Alice Kol
lock, Extemporaneoue reading Richard Van Sant, Serious Declamatory
Doris Woodward, and Margaret Doherty, Huroroue Declamatorv Lucille
Booth We think they did very well and hope they win honors at Wild
Rose next Monday
The Junior Class sponsored the 'Uncle Louie Show' with a dance after
ward It was very much enjoyed by all and the Juniors profited by it.
The FFA boys, under the guidance of Mr Mullen, boarded a school
bus and went to Madison to watch the championship basketball games
between Beloit and Hurley and a consolation game between Madison East
and Neenah They enjoyed a long day, since it was 1 40 Sunday
morning when they landed back ln Plainfield
Today was forensic contest at Mild Rose We were well represented
with speakers and interested students and parents We did not win
any high ratings, but our speakers were given an opportunity to hear
other school contestants and practice speaking where the competition
The Student Court held its first session today It is just getting
under way and we think it will be a really good court working for
the betterment of all
Circus Day!! At 5 o'clock in the afternoon, we all went down to the
hall to see the circus. It was a very splendid performance and was
enjoyed by high school and little kids alike.
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come off easily?
1 Pat Glaman , I always put up a fight
Carol Indermuehle A man tried to kiss
me last night
Marjorie Lea Did you slap his face? . .
Carol Indermuehle Yes after he got
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Mrs Goultz Never mind the date
finish the exam
Laverne Kealiher I just wanted to have
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Seventh and Eighth Grade
'Great news,' shouted Mighty Mouse, as he darted into the room, 'the graders have
won second place in the basketball tournament Hurrah! for the graders! Hurrah! for
the coach, Mr Mullenl' Then off he flew
Days crowded into weeks, spring came and Mickey and Minnie took a three day vaoa
tion Upon their return, the blackboards, walls, and even windows were covered with
drawings and pxctures made by the graders Minnie eavesdropped to learn that an art
exhibit was approaching The best of the pictures were to be selected by five judges
and be sent to the Milwaukee Journal Contest Those having pictures sent were Donna
Hetzel, Jeans Dubke, Jane Dubke, Carol Polzin, and Barbara Fitz
lhile Minnie fumed about the crowded conditions, five students withdrew and this
April 2nd arrived and while Minnie was preparing breakfast and Mickey was still
sleeping Mighty Mouse arrived with, 'Hurray, old friends, housing conditions will soon
improve for the Union Free High School was carried ln the referendum vote. Get up,
Migkiy, you-lazy rascal, and keep me posted on big events among these graders from now
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Dick Marsh: Why a dark dinner?
Marvin Dewitt: Because I had
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Mary Coon I always stand in front of
the mirror with my eyes closed
Jack Sullivan What for?
Mary Coon On I just want to know what
I look like when I'm asleep
Nancy Pearson Should I tell my boy
friend that I'm ticklishf
Rosemary Polzin No, 1t'e more fun if
he finds out for himself
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The 1947 track season is just beginning so you'll have to
However the track men now faithfully oractlcing daily at the gym are
C tes 440 yard dash,
wait until next vear for
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Stalnbrook, 880 run, Hansen, mile run, Hetzel, Marsh, broad jump Re w ,
Jump Conover, Tibbetts, Callahan, pole vault, Fitz, Coates, Kelley, shot put,
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