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Page 16 text:
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
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-
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.
Page 15 text:
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.
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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-
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
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
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
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
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-
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.
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