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 •- ♦ ,Bisbila 1950 UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA BISBILA STAFF Editor Tinka Hornberger Technical Editor Lois Simonson Art Editor Bev Swenson Business Manager and Staff .... Jean Hirsch Sue Smilow and Marjorie Melamed Faculty Section Tonette Reed. Ann Treloar Senior Section . . . Pat Mangan Ann Carrington, Diane Johnson Class Section Ruth Sundberg Connie Muehlbach Organization Section . . . . Carole Bouthilet Swanny Bekkedahl Feature Section Sandy Peilen Barbara Barrows Sports Section Mac Mills, Roger Carlson John Corrigan and John Mulliken Faculty Advisor George K. Olson Typists Pat Parcells, Liz Sexton Photographers Tom Rowe, Tom Harmon Division Pages Tom Rowe. Don Johnson- FACULTY This certainly has been a busy year for all on the "U." High staff. Very special care has been taken as to schedules, and teaching methods in classes. The teachers remain behind when the afternoons of final week end and work out a smooth running program. The two men who supervised all the goings on at school are: Dr. Minard Stout and Mr. Sterling B. Mitchell. Both have grown not only to be well known but also very well liked. This year Dr. Stout has started a new plan for permanent department heads. They already have a good start with Dr. Donavan Johnson. head of the mathematics de- partment. and Dr. Emma Birkmaier. head of the language department. A new year has also brought new additions to the growing staff. Note the change of name on room. The English department is now The Language Arts" with three new faces: Miss La Rocque. Miss Pappas and Mr. Ballet. Miss Farm and Mrs. Heimerl arc checking to make sure that two and two still adds up to the same amount in the math department and Mr. Villas is doing a wonderful job with the orchestra. Mr. Starke has taken over the French division of the languages and Mr. Merton Johnson is welcomed back as one of our men of Science. These are but a few. Congratulations to Miss Jane Cook and Mr. William Carlson who have handled nobly the hair pulling job of student counseling University High: and Miss Cook has done a wonderful job of not only handling the college problems of the senior girls but also supervising the Mother's Teas. Still striving to become better in their jobs, we find Mr. Dwight Burton, Mr. Arthur Ballet. Mr. Clarence Boeck, and Mr. W. C. Anderson. Mr. Sterling Mitchell, and Mr. William Carlson who are working for their Doctors' Degrees, with the rest working for their Masters Degrees. Dr. Mmard Stout. Mu. B -tty Knout. Mist Jane Cook. Mr. Sterling B. M-tchclI. Miss Edith Nyquitt, Mrj. Ruth Wood. Mr William Carlton.Physical Education — M. Anderson. O. Pesonen M. Birmingham. Language Arts —G. Ln Roeque. W. Schlcppcgrcll. L. Starke, M, Kirkpatrick, I. Pappas, D. Michalson, A. Ballet, J. Smith, M. Nuesslc, E. Birkmaier. D. Burton. R. Navarro, Social Studies, Business— H Hcimerl, J. Matlon, E. West, M. Swanson, F. Danielson. L. McGuire. Science, Mathematics—T. Kellogg. G. Farm, M. Vollendorf, Mr. Johnson. Mrs. Hcimerl, D. A. Johnson, B. Whit-mger. C. Boeck. Arts Department—W. C. Anderson G. K. Olson. M Proshek E. Villos, C. V. Smith.♦ seniorsDAVID ANDERSON Dove" Shyness that shines. SWANHILD BEKKADAHL Swanny Qualities hidden beneath a quiet surface. FRITZ BOHNER And oh! is he handsome. SHELDON CABLE "Shel" Now take golden retrievers.'' ANN CARRINGTON Carrie Charm is the word. THEODORE ANDERSON "Ted" Like his brother, he is a gentleman. JAMES BELL Jim" Brother Bell of Senate. WOLFGANG BOUSKA "Wolf" Wisdom first teaches what is right. ROGER CARLSON Rog" You Gotta be a Football Hero. PATRICK COLLINS "Pat With mild heat of holy oratory.SHEILA CROLL "Felix" Her silence is deceptive. TIM ELAFROS "Timmie He's always a good fellow. JANE FELLOWS Janie" Let's all have fun!" NANCY FRARY "Nance" With a Song in My Heart." BARBARA GALLEGHER Barb" She doesn't miss a trick. TOD DOCKSTADER "Doc" AVOC's own! MARY ENGLE Mama A true friend, is a friend forever. ROBERT FLOOD Bob Another Prince Charming. ALLEN FRIEDMAN "Al" Now tate the medical profession." KATHERINE GAMBLE "Kathy" She never offends.PAULGARMERS Tony Scientific sense of humor. THOMAS HARMON "Tom" To the flicker of flash bulbs. JEAN HIRSCH Jeannie All that is little is not still. ANN JARVIS ' Jarvie She ranks high. DIANE JOHNSON "Di- Humor is her middle name. SABINA GODFREDSON Sibby Talent, sweetness, and beauty in one little bundle. JANE HARRINGTON "Martha " "Where's that Breeze assignment. you all?" KATHARINE HORNBERGER "Tinka" "Well, eny way." GAIL JASPER A domestic butterfly. MARIE KARN Florence Nightingale of '50.RITA KERSCH GRACIA KLEIN Grade Now I think!" MARTIN KIENITZ "Martie" I disagree!' BARBARA KUHL Barbie With a sympathetic nature. JANE LARSON One to depend on. SALLY LOHMANN "Sal- Live and laugh, tis all in fun. A cutie equipped with curves. JOAN KOLESKI Joannie "Kitten on the Keys." JUDITH LAPIDES "Judy The story teller. LOUIS LEHMANN "Louie Tough, but oh. so gentle! PATRICIA MANGAN "Pat” The Belle of the Ball.DAVID MASON 'Dove'' Handsome is. as handsome docs. RICHARD MICHEELS Mike " How the mighty have grown. BARBARA MOGILNER Bobby" Gifted with giggles. MARILYN NORMAN Normie " She didn't say yes. and she didn't say no! PATRICIA PARCELLS "Pat” To laugh with friends; that's life. CONSTANCE MATSON Connie' Where d'ya get those peepers? MALCOLM MILLS "Mac" What d we do in school today?" JOHN MULLIKEN Mull "What shall we do next, boys? HAROLD NORTHFIELD "Pete" Hidden talents. SANDRA PEILEN "Sandy" Vim. vigor and a vital necessity.CHARLES PYLE "Chuck" Something darling! EVERT RENSFELDT Swede To love the sport beyond the prize. THOMAS ROWE "Tom" Romeo, wherefore art thou?" SALLY SANDBERG Sandy" Conversation is my specialty." JORGE SERRANO George" Chivalry is not dead. MARIE TONETTE REED "Toni" Sweetheart of Annapolis. GEOFFREY RHODES "Jeff" There are smiles that make us happy! WARREN RUUD Strong, silent, but oh. so appealing. CATHERINE SCHAFER "Cathe Life is tedious, ain't it? ELIZABETH SEXTON "Liz" Laugh awhile, let humor be your style.LOIS SIMONSON Everybody's favorite. RUTH SUNDBERG "Tumpy" Quiet, but with artistic tastes. MARIANNE THIEL Dody Laughter becomes her. ANN TRELOAR Annie Talents—14 karat. ROBERT SUMMERS Bob" He always leaves them laughing. BEVERLY SWENSON Bev "I'm so confused! RICHARD THOMPSON "Dick" Things are tuff all over!" JOHN TRNKA "Johnny" Oh! what form! ARTHUR UPGREN Art So don't tell everything, little man.HELEN WAGNER Honey'' There'll Be a Star. ANN WILSON Willi A finger in every pie. JERROLD WOLTERSTORFF Jerry" A master craftsman. This year, the main activities of the senior class, the baccalaureate, the commencement, and the senior assembly, were assigned to each one of the homerooms. Then the committees of the homerooms brought their ideas before the entire class for approval. The Baccalaureate, which took place June 4. had for its theme. No man is able of himself to do all things. There were the traditional speakers at the Baccalaureate: a minister. a rabbi, and a priest. The theme chosen by the committee for the Commencement, June 8. was "For this is our tomorrow." This year's Commencement was based on a new idea of having a scenario of four scenes depicting school life and graduation. The seniors were happy with this new idea, which was entirely different. The senior class officers were Louis Lehmann, president: John Twohig, vice-president: Ann Tre-loar, secretary: and Warren Ruud, treasurer. The senior class advisors were: Mr. Dwight Burton. Miss Edith West and Mr. Arthur Ballet. The senior class play. You Can't Take It With You," was held March 17 and 18. Of the sports awards given out this year, the all-conference awards for football went to Roger Carlson and Evert Rensfeldt. with Louis Lehmann receiving honorable mention. Senior Class Officers—l-Jim Lehmann president: John Twohig. vice-president; Ann Treloar. secretary; Warren Ruud, treasurer. Senior Class Advisors—0. Burton, E. B rlmaicr. E. West A. Ballet. John Twohig received the Spanish Club award for being the outstanding senior student in Spanish. 15c assFacing their biggest and most responsible year, the juniors organized efficiently. They began by re-electing Kenny Mohn and Ann Potter as president and vice-president. Sue Smilow was secretary and Dan Middaugh treasurer. Homecoming proved to be a complete success. adding both funds and prestige to the )unior class. Mid-winter was the time of the annual Basketball Dance. The basketball team elected a queen and two attendants. Diddic Odland was the junior attendant. With a lot of hard work behind it the Basket Ball turned out to be one of the best staged at U-High. Junior Clan Officers—Kenny Mohn. president' Anne Potter: vicc-p-esidcnt: Sue Smilow, secretory; Dan Mid-dauah. treasurer. 1st Row—B. Hubbard. M Davison, S Fermaud. J. Glover, B. Bcrtschy, B. Johnson, 8. Barrows. 2nd Row—J Bell. P. Logan, N. Crane. E. Erickson. K. Blomholm. C. Bouthilet, J. Hill. 3rd Row— C. Borgerdmg, C. Coram, I. Castner, M. Biumcnthol, T. Hagen, A. Cohen B. Aldcn. 4th Row -T. Decker, H. Deutsch. A. Foley, E. Boyd. D. Bloom. D. Berman. 5th Row—J. Harris. D. Gisvold. M. Lar son, H. Birnberg. E. Fcigl. H. Dokmo. E. Beers. 18JUNIOR CLASS lit Row—R. Nash. L. Odlund. S. Smilow C. Muchlbach. A. Potter. M. Schultz. 2nd Row—S. Steinbnght, M. Thill, N. Rodme. J. V.vchcr, M. Melamed. J. Wood. 3rd Row—A. Scott. C. Ph.lbroolt. J. Ltne. J. McManama, T. Mantcufcl. D. Thomas. 4th Row—D. Whit- ing, B. Skovran. J. Hedman. B. Nelson. J. Levitt. B. Wrenn, H. Johnson. 5th Row—J Pearson. J McDaniel. J. McHordy. D. M ddaugh, L. Moonc. K. Mohn. D. Simecck. R. Price- Junior Class Advisor:—G. Olson. D. Trandcff, J. Mar ion • Using the theme. Sweethearts Even Then," the junior girls planned their Mother s Tea. Barbara Hubbard was the chairman and the program featured a short play by Ann Scott. Social life was very important and the juniors turned out en masse' to football and basketball games. Juniors sponsored many open houses and managed to have more than their share of the fun. The senators were on the feminine side this year. The juniors elected were Barbara Barrows, Mary Ann Davison and Connie Muehlbach. Of course the biggest and hardest job of the year was the J. S. This annual and eagerly awaited event took place May 27. 19SOPHOMORE CLASS JoHanscn. M. Meats. K. Clark. C. Chinn. D. Johnson, E. Bloom, E. Brown. 5th Row—J. Corrigan. D. Hontieman. I. Kane. A. Anderson J. Fluth, B. Garland. D. Franzen. 1st Row—B. Hunt. B. Ewing, M. Anderson. S. Car son J. B'ugler. J. Cohn, 2nd Row—C, Cromer, J. McGovern. D. Cox. F. Dryg. A Koto. J- Bohne. 3rd Row — D. Dc Luce. J. Dotson. S. Evans. N. Miller. S. Holm, E. Gellhorn, P. Kctchum, 4th Row—M. Cohen B. Sophomore Class Officers—Dick Perry, president: Gail Muchlbach, vice-president: Sherry Evans, secretary: Skip Holm, treasurer. In their first year as full fledged members of the senior high, the sophomores carried on their well-deserved reputation as a co-operative class. With Dick Perry, president: Gail Muehlbach. vice-president; Sherry Evans, secretary and Skip Holm, treasurer; they worked hard making a name for themselves: as a class and individually. They showed themselves as active participants in every school project. Perhaps one reason for the large attendance at sports events was the three sophomore cheerleaders. A November starlight. "Harvest Moon Dance." filled the sophomore coffers and gave many U-Highites a good time. Nor did they stop with this. They proved able and willing workers on the Christmas dance and the Mardi Gras. 20Charlotte Theile was head of their successful Mother's Tea; the theme of which was, Through the Looking Glass. Senate really noticed the active members of the sophomore class. Skip Holm. Charlotte Theile and Leonard Kane brought the sophomore views to Senate meetings. Homeroom, under the guidance of Mrs. Nuessle. Mrs. Proshek. and Mr. Kellogg, gave everyone a chance to express his views or to develop talents. Sophomore Class Advisors—M. Proshek T. Kellogg M. Nuessle. 1st Row—0. Romberg. B. Kuhl. R. Schwartz. R. Perry. 8. lubbe E. Paulson. H. Wolkoff. 2nd Row—P. Nelson. B. Okmow. J. Scott, R. Pyle. Z. Parks. S. Tracht. B Spencer. 3rd Row—J. McKoy. P. Whittington. G. Muehlbach. B Monson, 0. Peterson. C. Thiele, S. Monies, D. Meyers. 4th Row—D Mansfield, G. We.sberg, R. Sundbcrg J. Wilson. P. Zietlow. H. Schulze. J. Saliterman. 5th Row—J. Wenker, Byron Olson. A. Phillips, L Morrissey J. Lokensgard. O. Plauda. C. Stout. J. Wilson. 21Starting out that all-important freshman year were willing, eager boys and girls, determined to have a busy, active year. Under the advisorship of Mr. Schleppegrell. Mrs. Vollen-dorf and Mr. Anderson, they voted Tom Kirkpatrick. president: Kay Frank, vice-president: and Mary Ewing and Eugene Carlson as secretary and treasurer. Parties played an important part in the social life of the ninth grade. After a course in manners, one English class had a party to practice their new graces. The whole class participated in a skating party at Lake of the Isles, and afterwards went to an open-house. Their Mother s Tea was based on the theme. "It Happens Every Spring, and guided by Michal Eitsert. Freshman Class Advisors—Mr. Anderson. Mrs. Vollenderf. Mr. SchleDpegrell. 1st Row—M. McKendrick. J. Steinberg. K. Weis. J. Mothews. H. Klevcns, R. Manton. J. Ostcrberg. 2nd Row—K. Mavroulis. W. Johnston. W. Tucker. J. Goldberg M. Johnson, V. Pink, R. Mills. 3rd Row—T. Kirkpatrick, G. Whiting. H. Hailing, M. Riley, 8. Nimmer. C. Shcchy. L. Zalusky. 4th Row—S. Lewis. M. Stccnberg. R. Tema S. Hansen. D. Malone, D. Mueller. 5th Row—M. Hassett R. Roden wald. J. Zalusky. W. Harris. B. Pott A. Howe. R. Johnson. 2?FRESHMAN CLASS lit Row—E. Carlson, J. Anderson. D. Brauns. S. Greene. M. Ewing. B. Johnson M. Golden. 2nd Row—G. Humphrey K. Butler, C. Compbell S. Eastland. J. Goodman. B. Goldman J. Jaenish. 3rd Row—R. Ballton K. Khnkcrfusc, J. 8roe K. Chinn, C. Christmas, J. Awada. 4th Row—W Brunkow, W. E'l •- M. E-tscrt. D. Garland, T. Baer, E. Bruglcr 5th Row —J. Gerald. J. Breicr K. Baker. D. Bagley. D. Ames, D. Backstrom, K. Frank. J. Christenson. Freshman Class Officers—Tom Kirkpatrick, pres dent: Kay Frank, v.ce-president: Mary Ewing, secretary; Eugene Carlson, treasurer. Field trips made school doubly interesting For the ninth grade. K.U.O.M. was the scene of one such trip. Here they were shown the workings of a radio station and the mysteries of broadcasting were explained. The ninth grade had one of the most successful home room projects in the school. At different times they all participated in dancing, singing, card playing or working on a project for themselves. The senators for the year were Barbara Barton and Diane Sterner. Their alternates were Virginia Romnes and Susan Levin. 23SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADES 6th Row — E £'ur,a c 8 Jensen, W S -nnton T. Wol . 8, G'ecn T White, J. Co't v L. Aimes. 3 F' . dlana. 5th Row—R. Engle, J. Johnson. E D-uU-nslo. J. Ed'nnd. A GutGk, 8 Ba-ton, J, Haiper, D Stem.". 4th Row—V.'. Evans. J. Fefdlcman M. Eh • • p i. K L-c •• G. Gam be R. Rensfeldt. R Burns, 3rd Row— L. Lan:. T. Crotty. T. Kma»d, M. Johnson. P. Branger. M. Prichard. C Summers $. Levin. 2nd Row—J. Levin, W. Hunt, B. Swanson, C. Ketchum. S. Thoriel. J. Suffon. J. Evans, D. Sclccn. B. Milovctz. 1st Row—J. Adams. J. EMu. L. Hoppe, Mrs. Heimerl, Miss Kirkpatrick, E. Maki, M. Honson B. Crane. 6th Grade—B. Jensen, Mrs. Heimerl. Miss Kirkpatrick J. Ellis, R. Rensfelot. P. Branger. This year the main projects of the eighth grade consisted of parties, field trips and procuring speakers from different organizations. Chili. Christmas cookies, and audience participation showed that the parties filled their social calendar. They put a great deal of planning into these parties and everyone felt they were a complete success. Elections were held early in fall quarter and the class officers elected were: James Ellis, president; Richard Jenson, vice-president; Helen Boranger, secretary and Ronald Rens-feldt, treasurer. Senate members were: Barbara Barton and Diane Sterner with Mrs. Heimerl and Miss Kirkpatrick as advisors. Sue Levin and Gail Syverton were co-chairmen of the seventh-eighth grade Mother's Tea. i 2 This year the seventh grade spent little time getting used to their new surroundings. They plunged into the whirl of activities and soon made themselves known as the peppiest class around U. High. Therefore it was no surprise when they won the Thanksgiving Basket Contest over the rest of the school. Their homeroom activities, under the direction of Mr. Charlie Smith and Miss Farm centered around social and square dancing. The three officers that led the seventh graders through their first year were: Steve Howard, president; George Ramberg, vice-president; and Gail Syverton. secretary. Miss Farm and Miss Danielson acted as advisors. Seventh Grade—Miss Danielson, Gail Syverton. secre tary: Miss Farm, Steve Howard, president: George Ramberg, vice-president. 1st Row—Miss Danielson. A. Skovran, J. Elwcll. M. Schroeder. J. Lund. G. Ramberg. S. Mills, Miss Farm. 2nd Row—W. Whitehall, R. Robison. R. Vendich. R. Ferdelman, R. Holmes. M. Rhodes. N. Blomquist. 3rd Row—B. Bittner. D. Potter. R. Russeth. D. Mooney. B. Selle, M. Johnson E. Lmchan, K. Rice 4th Row—R. Braun, B. Berman, W. Mott. T. Stewart. C. Tracht. 8 Dryg. L. Palmer. 5th Row—T. Anderson. M. Schard, G. Syverton, M. Whitcfidd. A. Gash, B. Jennings. M. Trask. A. Diamond. 6th Row—J. Turpin. G. Snydes. A, Ewald. J. Foker, J. Dokmo, W. Johnson. J. Moore, C. Doumel, S. Howard. 25activitiess I1st Row—W. Mott. C. Muchlbach, Mr. Mitchell, M. Dav son, L. Palmer. 2nd Row—B. Barrows. J. Bohne, J. Goldberg, B. Barton. D. Sterner, A. Carrington. 3rd Row—C. Theile, A. Jarvis, C. Coram, S. Pcilen S. Holm 4th Row —L. Kane. P. Z'Ctlow, J. Twohig, L Simonson, D. Miehcels. D. Bell. SENATE Senate. U. High's student government, meets each week to discuss school problems. Special work is done in the four committees; social, charter and publicity, buildings and grounds, assembly. NATIONAL HONOR Each year outstanding members of the junior and senior classes are rewarded with membership in national honor society. They are chosen because of character, leadership scholarship, and service to the school. lit Row—A. Jarvis, Mr. Carlson, A, Trcloar. 2nd Row—L. Simonson. D. Maion. B. Skovran. C. Coram, A. W'lion, M Kienitr. I. Lehmann. 3rd Row—M. Karn, S. Godfrcdson, J. Harrington, M. Davison. B. Barrows. S. Bckkcdahl, T. Hornbcrger. ACME Acme is the honorary service organization for junior and senior girls who are outstanding in school service. Jean Hirsch is president with Connie Matson, vice-president: and Tinka Hornberger. secretary-treasurer. Miss Jane Cook is Acme's advisor. 3rd Row—T. Hornberger, B Barrows. M. Davison, J. Harrington, J. Larson, M. Melamed. A. Potter. 2nd Row—A. Jarvis, A Wilson, $. Bck-kedahl, J. Cook. J. Hirsch, C. Matson, L. S monson. 1st Row—C. Bouthilet. C. Coram, $. Polen, S. Smiiow, C. Muehlbach.THESPIANS This year Thespians, under the direction of their new advisor. Mr. Arthur Ballet, held an initiation during fall, and spring quarters, sponsored the all school three act play, and combined with the music department to present a Christmas Pageant. Officers this year are: Connie Matson, president: Ann Jarvis, vice president; Tinka Hornberger. secretary: and Tom Rowe, treasurer. lit Row—J. Harrington. Mr. Ballet, S. Smilow, C. Muchlbach 2nd Row—T. Hornberger A. Wilson. C. Matson, A. Jarvis. 3rd Row—D. Whiting, T. Harmon. M. Kienitz, T. Garmcrs, B. Summers. JOURNALISM Each year the Journalism Honor Society admits seniors who have worked on the Bisbila and Breeze. Members of the Society are chosen on the basis of the following: responsibility in the carrying out of the work undertaken; originality and creativeness: uniformly high quality of work: understanding of the function of journalistic writing: ability to formulate long range plans and ability to work democratically with other members of their staff. Miss La Rocque, advisor. P. Mangen, A. Wilson, J. Harrington. A. Jarvis. B. Swenson, D. Michaels, 0. Thompson. L. Lehmann. Mr. G. Olson. Missing—Miss G. La Rocque. P. L. Simonson, Sandy Pcilcn. Tinka Hornberger. A.V.O.C. The initials A.V.O.C. stand for Audio Visual Operators Club. This club, an active service organization at U. High, furnishes the school with its visual aid materials. This year, for the first time it is possible for members to take A.V.O.C. as a class. The club has two officers: Tod Dockstader. president: Jack Hedman. Mr. Whit-inger advises A.V.O.C. 1st Row—F. Dryg. E. Brown. Mr. Wh.linger, J. W i son, 8. Aldcn, T. Decker. 2nd Row — Hedman, M. Kienitz, B. Skovran, T. Dockstader. E. Rens feldt 3rd Row—E. Fefgl, K. Mohn, T. Garmcrs, 8. Olson. D. Franzen, D. Thompson. 29I»t Row—J. Hir ch, B. Hubbard, Mr. Ol-von, S S™ low C Muchlbach. 2nd Row— P. Manjen, B. Bairowj, S. Bekkcdahl, K. Gamble. B. Swenson, D. Johnson, M. BISBILA Melamed. 3rd Row—C. Bouthilct. T, Horn-berger. L. Se ton. A. Carrington, R. Sund-berg, P. Parcells. 4th Row—S. Peilen. T. Reed. L. Simonson, A. Trcloor, J. Mulliken, J. Co»ri9an. R. Carlson. 1st Row—J. Harr.ngton, L. Larson. G. La Rocque, B. Barrows, A. Potter. 2nd Row— B. Kuhl. G. Klein. J. H.ll, K. Blomholm, S. Pni.-n, 3rd Row—K. Coram, A. Jarvis, A. Wilson. T. Horman. A Friedman. 4th BREEZE Row—O. T Dockstader, R, Michecls. D. Mason, L. Lehmann, D. Thompson. This year journalism was offered for the first time as a class at U. High. All editors of the Campus Breeze were required to be members of the class and although their main activity was editing and producing a monthly paper, a great deal of time was spent in learning the essentials of good journalism. Each year as one of its projects, the paper sends delegates to the National Scholastic Press Association Convention. This year the meetings were held in Chicago, during the fall quarter. All senior high writers interested in becoming editors of next year's paper went to the Breeze Blitz class during winter quarter. Instruction on the making of layouts, copyreading, writing and budgeting of a school newspaper were included in the class. Miss Geraldine La Rocque was the Breeze faculty advisor. Under the direction of Mr. George Olson, art teacher, the Biz set to work in the fall. For the first time this year, the Bisbila staff s organized into a daily class which meets to put out the yearbook. During the fall quarter the class were guests at a display of yearbooks at Lund Press. Many students worked out the copy and editing of their sections, but when time permitted during ali three quarters, they learned the uses of advertising. 30Future Homemakers of America is a national organization for girls who have had one or moie years of Home Economics and are interested in homemaking. This club was organized by a number of freshmen at U. High last year and continued the fall after the election of officers: Pat Ketchum. president: Diane Peterson, treasurer. During winter quarter an afternoon initiation was held in the Home Economics room. Mrs. Proshek is the advisor for this organization. Pep Club began this year by sponsoring the first all school sunlight hop for the football team. The purpose of Pep Club is to create more school spirit. Pep Club plans pep fests and selects cheerleaders. Kathi Coram. Jane Fellows. Jean Hirsch, and Sandy Sandberg were A cheerleaders. Judy Dotson, Pat Ketchum. Lilyan Odland. and Diane Peterson cheer-led B games. Pep Club officers are: Jane Fellows, president: Ann Carrington. vice-president: and Ann Wilson, secretary and trcasuier. Photo Service is an organization of students who supply the Biz and Breeze with pictures for publication. To become a member one must be able to pass a certain number of tests to prove himself adequate in his knowledge of photography. Photo Service owns one press camera any member may use and they have complete darkroom equipment. used for the processing of photographs. Tom Harmon is the club's president this year, and Tom Rowe is vice-president. PEP CLUB L. Odland, P. Ketchum, J. Dotson, D. Peterson. Mus Farm. C. Coram. J. Hifich, J. Fellows. S. Sandberg, A. Wilson, A. Carrington. F.H.A. P. Nelson, J. Dotson, S-Tracht, B. Monson, M. Meats. C. Thiele. B. Ewing. P Ketchum Mrs. Proshek. B. Johansen, D. Peterson. M Cohen, N. Robertson. PHOTO SERVICE D. Berman, J. Harris, Mr. Olson. T. Harmon. R. Mansfield, T. Rowe. J. McHardy, 31FRENCH CLUB The French Club under Mr. Lee Starke's supervision, elected the follow-ing officers: Jane Harrington, president; Marjorie Melamed, vice-president; John McKay, secretary; and David Berman, treasurer, and held an initiation in fall quarter. During the spring quarter it held A Cabaret in the Y.M.C.A. French Club is a member of the Federation of Languages. Mr. Starke. M. Melamed. J. Harrington. 0. Berman. SPANISH CLUB The major work of the Spanish Club this year was to organize the Federation of Languages. Each language club s officers are the representatives in the Federation, a club to promote international friendship. The Spanish Club officers are: John Twohig, Mary Ann Davison. Connie Muehlbach, and Joan Koleski. Mrs. Michalson is Spanish Club advisor. M. Davison. J. Koleski, Mrs. Michalson. J. Twohig, C. Muehlbach. GERMAN CLUB With an initiation during fall quarter, the German Club began another year. Many of the clubs members worked on the Mardi Gras held by the Federation of Languages during winter quarter. Officers are: Allen Friedman, president: Dick Thompson, vice-president: Marianne Thiel, secretary; Ann Jarvis, treasurer. Miss Birkmaicr and Mr. Schleppegrell are the advisors. Mr. Schleppegrell, M. Thiel, A. Jarvis, Mis Brk- maier. D. Thompson, A. Friedman. S. Cable. D. Michcels.CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA The choir, in its second year as a class at U. High had a very busy year. It presented a Thanksgiving assembly based on the hymn. Bless This House," and a Christmas program in co-operation with the speech department during the fall quarter. At the winter quarter P.T.A. meeting, the choir presented a program of six selections. The orchestra, with its new director. Mr. Ernest Villas, has progressed rapidly this year. Besides the main orchestra there is a pep band which plays at games and a swing band which practices during each activity period. The orchestra which meets as a daily scheduled class, again elected officers. They are: president, Wolfgang Bouska, vice-president Sabina Godfredson. and secretary, Lois Simonson. lit Row—B. Johnson, M. McKcndrrck, S. Eastland, Mi. Smith. K. Weiss, L. Odland. E. Paulson. H. Wolkoff. 2d Row—R. Nash. S. Greene. P. Nelson. V. Pink. J. Lapides. R. Mills, T. Kirkpatrick. 3rd Row—D. Johnson, B. Gallagher. K. Klinkerfues. K. Gamble, L. Seiton. M. Theil. R. Sundbcrg. 4th Row—S Fermaud. C. Schafer, S. Lohman. M. Schultt, A. Potter. J. Bell. M. Ncrman. S. Sandberg. M. 1 hill. 5th Row—R. Schwartr. F. Whittington. A. Scott. J. McKay. N. Frary, T. Baer, 0. Peterson, D. Thomas. A. Koto. 6th Row—T. Anderson, S. Evans N. Miller, P. Porcells, T. Reed, M. Hasset, B. Alden. S. Cable. T. Christenson. 7th Row—H. Wagner, E. Boyd. M. K.en.t:. G. Jasper, C. Stout. C. Middaugh, J. Logensgard. B. Summers. 1st Row—G. Whitmg. S. Godfredson, J. Mathews. Mr. Villas. H. Klevens. J. Goldberg. 2nd Row—J. Anderson. J. Wood. J. Goodman B. Barrows, S. Lewis. B. Brunkow. 3rd Row—M. E'tsert, K. Clark. 0. Mansfield, S. Monies. A. Fnedman, C. Philbrook. A. Wilson. 4th Row — L. Simonson. R. Rodcnwald, D. Thompson. W. Bouska. B. Wrenn. J. McHa'dy. R. Carlson. 33sports V 4th Row—D. Perry. J. Saliterman, A. Howe. D. Sundberg P. Z'Ctlow, J. McCardy. H. Deutsch D. Heintzman E. Gilhorn, W. Ellis. R. Pyle. D. Meyers. 3rd Row—M. Hasset. D. Granzen, D. Ramberg, K. Mohn, O. Plauda. J. W lson, E. Brown. S. Holm, L. Bloom. 2nd Row— 6 Furman. B. Alsen. B. Skovron. A. Friedman, D. Mason L Lehmann, J. Tunica. T Anderson. W. Ruud, C Pyle. 1st Row -B. Kuhl P. Collins, M. Mills, R Carlson, E. Rcnsfeldt, B. Flood. 36FOOTBALL Scoreboard U High .. 7 Bloomington . . 14 U High . . 6 Excelsior . . ... 0 U High ...32 Deephaven 7 U High . 34 Waconia ... . 0 U High 25 Watertown 6 U High 0 Shakopee .... 14 U High .. .. 19 Chaska ... .... 7 FOOTBALL This was the first year for U. High in the Valley Conference. Coach Pesonen announced his decision to enter this new conference last Spring. U. High had been a member of the Lake Conference for some twenty odd years. During the first ten years or so the Little Gophers' finished very high in the conference. Championships had come to U. High for at least four years with many of the Little Gophers" being named on the all state teams as well as all conference. As the other schools in the conference began to expand. U. High remained the same size. As a result of this the Little Gophers" suffered in all the sports they participated in. due to the unequal competition inflicted upon them by the expansion of such schools as Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park, which now have well over 1.000 students each. Consequently, when U. High was blessed with a new coach the decision was made by the faculty and him that U. High would have more equal competition in the Valley Conference. Along with the usual number of injuries, the new uniforms, and Coach O. Pesonen's second year at the helm, came a successful football season turned in by the gridders. The Little Gophers won five and lost two for a third place standing in the Minnesota Valley Conference. Their only losses were suffered at the hands of champion Bloomington and runner-up Shakopee by scores of 13 to 7 and 14 to 0. At the climax of the season co-captains. Roger Carlson and Evert Rensfeldt were named to the all conference eleven, while Louis Lehmann garnered honorable mention honors. A tower of strength on defense. Rensfeldt earned the reputation of being the best linebacker in the conference: although Carlson made quite a name for himself as the offensive workhorse. The other standouts for the Maroon and Gold were: tailback. Chuck Pyle, and Mac Mills, and guard. Ted Anderson. Pyle tied Carlson for individual scoring honors with a total of 42 points. Mills made the catch of the year' with a leaping grab on the Dayoff end of a Bob Flood pass. Anderson was the unsung hero of the Little Gophers' success as he played the valuable pull out guard position. 37Basketball A Team—S. Holm, D. Guvold, D. M cheels, L. Mooney, R. Carlson, D. Thompson. O. Pesoncn, C. Stout, K. Mohn, C Pyle, E brown. BASKETBALL When U. High entered the Valley Conference, its hopes for winning games were raised considerably. But in basketball the Valley Conference seemed to be just as strong as that of the Lake Conference. U. High played its best games in the face of defeat, and against the better teams. This seemed to be the reason for U. High winning only three of its eleven games this past season. A couple of the team's better games were with Shakopee and Eden Prairie. Both contests were lost by one point. Four of the starting five are on the graduating list, so that most of the A squad for the next season will be dominated by this year's B squad, which gives the squad a pretty bright outlook for the future. 38BASKETBALL — Score Board University High School Opponents U High 30 Chaska 52 U High 26 Deephaven 65 U High 25 Shakopee 29 U High 15 Bloomington 48 U High 22 Waconia ......... 31 U High 45 Watertown 32 U High ...... 34 Eden Prairie 35 U High 26 Chaska 36 U High 37 Deephaven 24 U High 35 Shakopee . .. 36 U High 21 Bloomington 60 U High 35 Waconia ... 50 U High 48 Watertown .... 21 U High 40 Eden Prairie . 55 Basketball B Team—1st Row—E. G'llhorn. R. Pyle D. Mackey. T Kirkpatrick. R. Mills. 2nd Row—B. Harris, J Corrigan, D. Sundbcrg, J. Lokenjgard, 9. Skovran, H. Dcutsch. J. Wilson 39Swimming—lit Row—E. Carlson. A. Foley. 2nd Row—J. Harris. P. Collins, J. Twohig, M. Mills. J. Trnko. 3rd Row— L Kane J. Woiterstorff, A. Friedman, D. Franzen, F. Dryg. F. Bohner. P. Zcitlow. SWIMMING SWIMMING Scoreboard U High ... 21 Minneapolis West . . 41 U High .... 37 Minneapolis Central 38 U High ... 17 Minneapolis Roosevelt 46 U High .. 33 Minneapolis Central 42 U High . . . 40 Minneapolis West 35 U High ... .. 58 Minneapolis Edison 17 U High ... .. 39 Minneapolis Marshall ....... 36 U High . . 41 St. Thomas 34 •4CWRESTLING Because of the lack of men and the usual amount of injuries, the wrestling team was at a great disadvantage this past season. The team as a whole did very poorly in their dual meets. But there were a few standouts, such as Don Meyers, Warren Ruud, and Bill Hunt. Bill as you probably know, went into the State Tournament where he grabbed a hold of the runner up spot. Warren Ruud and Don Meyers were the only other boys who came through with very many wins over the season. Cohen. K. -W. 0. Meyei . Hon,. , EU . «. «— Canon, W. Ruud. A. 41Track—Itt Row—C. Stout. H. Dcutich. B. Kohl, R. Carlson, J. Trnlj. J. Zalusly. 2nd Row—D. Hcintzman. C. Pyle. Shaa. C. Chinn. B. Skovran, E. Brown B. Dillingham. T. Manteuful. K. Baker. T. Harmon. O. Pesoncn. TRACK At the beginning of the season Coach Pesonen was worried about the depth of the U. High Track team. But when he found he couldn't run baseball this spring he encouraged all eligible boys who would have played baseball to try their wares on the cinder track rather than the baseball diamond. With a little encouragement there were many boys who turned to track. To get the team off to a flying start John Trnka and Roger Carlson entered the annual Metropolitan meet. Rog qualified in the 60 yard high hurdles while John was taking the top honors in the pole vault. The lack of manpower was felt most heavily in the 100. 220, and 440 yard dashes. Pat Collins and Tom Harmon were the only men to run the century. Pat and Roger had to double up on their regular duties to run the 220. Craig Stout who should develop into a very good runner was taking care of the 440 yard dash. Chuck Pyle. Bob Flood, and Harold Deutsch were taking care of the half mile. Some of the other members of the team include Larry Mooney. Carter Chinn, Don Heintzman and Tom Manteuful. Coach Pesonen was assisted by two very able student teachers, Bob Deiling-ham and Johnny Schean. On the whole the track team showed up about even with last year's team. They showed up better in a few events. They lost a great deal of power when some of the star trackmen graduated last year. However, since baseball will no longer be offered at U. High, the men have turned their interest to track which insures a larger and more powerful team for the future. 42TENNIS GOLF The tennis team under the fine leadership of Coach Leonard (Mickey) McGuire and Captain Dick Micheels should hold down the high record of U. High's past teams. Micheels is the number one man with Roger Pyle Terry Hagen. John Wilson and Bill Hunt following in their respective positions. The golf team was sparked by four returning men from last year's team. These men were D. Gisvold. Jerry Line. Bud Fuhrmann. and Dave Mason. These men along with the aid of the new members, Skip Holm, and Paul Curtis were the makings of a very good team this past year, and for years to come. None of the men on the team were seniors which means the same team will be back next year with a year's experience under their belts. 2nd Row—A. Koto, E Gil-horne. J. Wilson, B. Spen-c r. 1st Row—C. Pyle. R. Micheels. D. Gisvold. D. Mason. B. Ferman. D. Anderson. G. Rhodes. S. Holm. 43U. CLUB U. Club has had more trouble this year in planning a schedule of special activities because of the full schedules of other activities in the school. The club originally planned an open dance to be held at the University y.M.C.A. but had to cancel it because the state basketball tournaments and other University engagements made it impossible for the dance to come off. Meetings were scheduled for every two weeks which made it difficult for the boys to get more done. They did plan and produce an assembly, though that was given during the Spring Quarter. The trumpet fanfares and humorous costumes added to the excitement of the assembly. Also the wrestling match between Dick Mi-cheels and Chuck Pyle produced many laughs. During the basketball season the club sponsored the Family Night basketball game. The parents of any student at U. High were admitted without charge and the U. Club members were put to work as ushers, handing out programs, while others saw that the parents were comfortable. At three different intervals during the whole school year, U. Club sponsored father and son get togethers down in Shevlin Cafeteria. Meals were served and some varied kinds of entertainment were offered. At one banquet movies of the 1949-50 football season were shown. Fathers and sons alike got enjoyment out of these. It seemed strange to see the games long after the season was over. The traditional Athletic Banquet was given at the end of the school year at Coffman Memorial Union. People that attended the the banquet were: U. High lettermen. their fathers, faculty, and guest speakers. The coach at that time gave out letters to the letter winners and special awards were bestowed upon those who had won them during the year. The big four that guided the U. Club throughout the year were: Roger Carlson, president: John Twohig, vice-president: Ted Anderson, secretary-treasurer: and of course Coach Pesonen was there to keep the boys from burning each others feet with hot feet.' lit Row—T. Anderson, P. Collins, Coach Pcsoncn, J. Trnko. A Friedman. 2nd Row—C. Pyl• . E. Rrnsfeldt. B Flood, D. M.cheels, D. G swold, J. Twohiq. 3rd Row—W. Ruud. R. Carlson. J. Bell. L. Lehmann. B. Summers. D. Thompson.I1. In a dive called Shevlin. 2. As a loyal initiate of French Club. 3. Homecoming candidates with co-captains. 4. Ala en rancho grande. 5. Square Dance German style.I. Royalty 2. Veloz and Yolanda 3. Welcome Fritz and Wolf 4. OOO! That pose. 5. "As a student teacher at UDespite many unforeseen accidents, the Senior Class Play was a big success. The play. You Can't Take It With You,” was directed by Mr. Ballet. The student directors were as follows: Technical Director. Tod Dockstader: Assistant Directors. Jean Hirsch. Swanny Bekkedahl, and Pat Mangan. Bev Swenson. Ann Carrington. Marilyn Norman. Rita Kersch, Toni Reed. Tony Garm-ers, Barbara Kuhl, Jane Fellows, and Ann Treloar headed the crews. NO SMOKING a? « SENIOR CLASS PLAY B, Summers, T. Hornbcrgcr, B. Flood. D. Anderson, C. Matson, J. Mullikcn, T. Harmon. D. Mason, $. Sandberg. 50J. Tw hig. E. Fciglc, T. Harmon, J. Harrington, D. Middaugh. D. Anderson, L. Erickson, C. Blomholm, K. Clark. B. Kuhl. ALL SCHOOL PLAY Memories will long linger of the three one-act plays of fall quarter which were directed by Arthur Ballet. The big night arrived, the curtain went up. and the stage was set for "Box and Cox." These characters were indeed ably portrayed by Doug Whiting and Tom Rowe. A dimmed stage, a crash of symbols, and a hushed audience began a Chinese comedy. This was the premiere performance of The Tiger of the Purple Hills." The old proverb "last but not least" applied to "The Pot Boiler." SI1. Happy Landing 2. Pretty Pyramid 3. One lump or two 4. At my bowling alley . . . 5. Our gal Lil 1. Hot-bopstcrs 2. Childhood memories 3. Those Gambles 4. Must’ve been funny 5. It's only a water pistol 6. Flour plus water—Pancakes?I. One big happy family. 2. Bessie, wake up! 3. Young man with a horn. 4. La-de-dah! 5. I vant to be alone. 6. Whatcha doin', boys?' 7. Bottoms up. 8. You can t take it with you. 9. Shevlin Boy Scouts. 10. Aww Gee. I I. De Goils. 12. Sunbathing Sundberg. » . Eiii.Ni BUUK NOT TO BE TAKEN i huivi LJ68A8V

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