Yates Center High School - Wildcat Yearbook (Yates Center, KS)

 - Class of 1942

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4 acuffy Petite and charming, Mrs. Margaret Anderson adapt- ed herself to the difficult role of dramatics coach when entering Y. C, H. S. in the midst of the second semester activities of this year. She teaches speech, Latin, English and dramatics. Everyone knows Mrs. Anderson by her sweet smile, sparkling eyes and pleasing personality. She won many friends during the short time she has been in Y. C. H. S. Mrs. Anderson has a B. S. degree from K. S. T.C, Pittsburg, and has done under graduate work at the University of Colorado. Miss Crocker was instructor of vocal home economics until she rcisgned her position in March. Co-sponsor of Girl Reserves and the senior class sponsor, she was will- ing to help in all outside activities. With her neat white uniform, she was seen readily in the halls making friends with all students. She majored in home econom- ics and minored in music at Baker University and Kansas State College where she received her B. S. de- gree. Miss Pearson, with an attractive smile and an even temper, has made herself liked by students and fellow faculty members in the few short weeks she has been here. She was a co-sponsor of Girl Reserves, taking the place of Miss Crocker, whose faculty position she filled. Her degree is an A. B. from Kansas University. Maijorie Randall, our loyal and efficient office girl. has filled her exacting role the past year with patience and precision. When asked for an admit by a student, Marjorie would counter, "Where's your excuse?" And if you didntt have one, you went to class with both "Unex- cused' and "Eighth hour" marked on your admit. She had a "way" with the students and was respected for her honesty and sincerity in dealing with them. Adaptability is one of Mrs. WooWard's greatest char- acteristics. She has substituted in practically every de- partment in the high school with ease and capability. Filling the vacancy left by Mr. Vecera in the midst or the second semester, she has won many friends by her pleasant smile and cooperative attitude. She has an A. B. degree from Simpson College, Indian- ola, Iowa, and has taken graduate work from University of Southern California, Los Angeles. In addition to teaching drainatics. Latin, speech, and English, Mr. Townsend excelled in other myriad duties as debate coach, junior class sponsor for two years, d t t la s, and assisted vocally senior class sponsor this year. coach of all class an con es p y in Christmas pageants and other school activities. Mr. Townsend was chiefly noted for coaching plays of unusually high dramatic quality. After three years of teaching in our school. he resigned to take up inspection work in the Beech Aircraft corpora- tion at Wichita, taking with him the esteem and goodwill of his pupils. He had an A. B. degree from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas. As assistant-coach Mr. Vecera ably seconded the efforts of Mr. McDonald in producing topflight elevens and cage teams. After teaching social science and com- merce in our school for six months, Mr. Vecera accepted an appointment as Chief Petty OfflCOI' of the United States Navy, in which capacity he capably serves as a physical trainer. He had a B. S. in Business Administeration from Fort Hays State College, Hays, Kansas. 14

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Llcttfzq Chemistry and physics were the subjects taught by Mr. Lessig, who also was principal, taking both positions in the middle of the year. His knowledge of chemistry made him an excellent teacher. and his previous exper- ience in medicine provided practical applications of the subject. In the latter part of the year he took over part of the responsibility of sponsoring the senior class. He has an A. B. degree from the College of Emporia, has taken graduate work at Northwestern University and will receive his M. S. from Emporia State Teachers College this spring. A veteran faculty member. having taught social science in our school for the past seven years, Mr. Horsch is renowned as a faithful teacher and the sponsor of various school activities, including the nerve-racking and exacting task of supervisiong activity ticket sales He has served as the adviser of the annual staff for the past six years. He has an A. B. degree from Bethel College, Newton, and has taken graduate work from Claremont College, Claremont, California and Kansas University. Lawrence. After completing her first year as vocal music super- visor in the Yates Center schools. Miss Theresa Watson can survey her numerous achievements in the music de- partment with well-earned pride. By introducing a dif- ferent type of program, Miss Watson, through unceasinfg and punctilious efforts. was largely responsible for the success of the Christmas pageant. Miss Watson has a B. S. degree in vocal music from K. S. T. C.. Emporia. With a crash of symbols and a blare of music Mr. Creitz starts each day with a bang. On nice sunny days the band is on parade-practicing new formations he has worked out. Through assemblies. band concerts, contests. and marching exhibitions he has led them to receive the praise of all audiences. Mr. Creitz has a Bachelor of Music degree from Beth- any College, Lindsborg, and has done graduate work at Bethany and the University of Kansas. The leadership, sportsmanship. honesty. and sincerity of "Coach" McDonald exert a profound influence upon the youth of this community. Serving as Scoutmaster and playground director, he has contacted virtually every juvenile in Yates Center. and the resulting rise in the moral tone of the youth cannot be overestimated as manual training teacher he has improved department- al equipment. and the high quality of the work produced is a tribute to his teaching ability. But as athletic di- rector he wrought still greater changes and "Coach's" colorful gridiron and court squads marked a new era in Yates Center athletics. Her life is just one busy whirl of posters and decora- tions. When costumes and scenery for Christmas page- ants are to be made-Miss Sisson and her art classes are immediately called upon. Pep club and junior class sponsorship with the resultant Jr.-Sr. banquet, "The Seaf' completed her various activities. She attained a B. S. degree in Education while attend- ing K. S. T. C., Emporia. 13

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Back Row-Left to Right CStanding7: Donna Lauber, Vivian Eagle, Bill Mills, Bill Solander, Pauline Awalt, Margaret Randall, Martha Ratts, Jean Neufeld, Beverly West, Dale Creitz, director. Third Row: Emerson Harris, Jack Walters, Estil Horney, Lucille Crumrine, Alice Brewer, Bob Pingrey, Kenneth Coffield, Lawrence Stoll, Ramalee Resler, Ola Musselman, Gladys Kee, Lawrence Robison, Waine Jones, Har- rison Redfearn, Norman Beine, Morris Mahon, Vear Leighton, Walter Steffen, Na- dine Stockebrand, Raymond Pingrey, Eugene McCormick. Second Row: Louise Dav- idson, Patricia Stockebrand, Frances Conn, Virginia Blanc, Flossie Brodman, Joyce Stoll, Myron Stockebrand, Tommy Fry, Robert Worthington, Arthur Bacon, Thelma Eagle, Norma Lee, James Bennett, Betty Sehnell, Emilia Kraft, Mildred Blandy, Richard Plumb. First Row: Frances Shaefer, Francis Campbell, Sue Harrod, Dorothy Phillips, Ula Brown, Clarence Nigh, Marjorie West, Rosester Garver, Elizabeth Otto, Margaret Lancaster, Marilee Stockbrand, Theda Brown. Center: Danny Creitz, Mas- cot. U55 Bam! plendid appearance, beautiful intonation, many fine ts, and sparkling performance" was the special nent made by Mr. Wiley, director of bands at the 'ersity of Kansas, in his criticism of the band's ing in the Tri Valley Music Festival. is Festival, to which the band along with other of Nildcat organizations acted as host, was the largest Valley Festival ever held. Some 900 young musicians cipated. ich stress was given to marching during the fall, the band treking to the Topeka Free Fair the first L of school, to Eureka for a football game, and to for an exhibition before a crowd estimated at O. ter a climatic performance on the football field be- n halves of the Homecoming game, the band forgot marching activities and began preparing for the al concerts of midwinter and early spring. These concluded by a triumpal appearance closing the annual Music Week. "This concert received more 'able comment than any other given by the band I've been in Yates Centerl' said Mr. Creitz, who has completed five years as director of instrumental music. In the course of the year Mr. Oliver Hobbs, director from Liberty High School, Lawrence, Kansas, was ob- tained to hold an instrumental music clinic in Yates Center. The band enjoyed and benefited appreciably from the two hour workout they were subjected to by Mr. Hobbs, who has had wide experience in directing musical clinics. Lawrence Robison and Richard Scott served as presi- dents of the band, Lawrence being elected after Richard moved. The other officers were: Raymond Pingrey, vice president, Frances Shaefer, secretaryg Beverly West, librariang Clarence Nigh, Student Council representa- tive. On the march the band was led by Jean Neufeld. She was assisted by majorettes, Margaret Randall, Martha Ratts, Pauline Awalt. Danny Creitz claimed immediate attention as the band's mascot on all marching appear- ances. Danny is the son of the director. 'Judging from the reception given the band at the thirty public appearances made during the year, the criticism received at the Music Festival, and their every- day playing ability, I would say this is the best band Yates Center has ever produced both in marching and concert work," summed up the director. 15

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