Ackley High School - Torch Yearbook (Ackley, IA)

 - Class of 1954

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1. '- The Senlor Class of l95M would like to introduce to you, 'Jake , their 1nv1s1ble classmate For four years he occupled the empty seat 1B every class and when some m1SChlef was done, Jake d1d it He threw the eraser, he slammed the door, and he missed the wastebasket Whenever the boys found a mistake in their llven it up He would slide a book down the a1sle, Snap up the window shade, crack h1s knuckles or g1V8 a deep throated cough Before graduating, Jake would like to present to you a picture story of his hlgh school days He Jo1ned the seniors ln part1c1pat1ng ln many 8Ct1Vltl9S He had the loyal spirlt that surrounded them all with them he now looks back with a llttle nostalgia on the good tlHES he had ln hlgh school He hopes that thls wlll remlnd you of all the experlences that you have had here too I, Q 0 tn.: workbooks, HJake did itu. If any class became dry, Jake was there to

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Senlor Hlstorys we started our high school career on September l, l95q with the search for vic tories and honors before us Thirty five students enrolled, eighteen of which are in our present class The new members were JoAnn Rops, Dorothy Aswegen, Eugene Beving, Bernard Murra Vincent Scallon, Jack Croker, Harvey Abbas, Nevamae Beving, Edward Ubben, Charlene Roth, Norma Hanlg, Charles Abkes, Jean Ryken, Darlene Freese, and of course, Jake, our non enrolled friend The majority of the class entered the clubs and activities open to them Surely everyone will remember our initiation so convenient for us, as we were to have the privilege of wearing our pajamas to school The Only drawbacks were that the girls had to wear their hair in pigtails and wear buckled overshoes, while the boys had to wear heels all day long You should have seen Jake, he was a scream! lil We entered our Sophomore year well accustomed to the discipline of the teach ers and pranks of fellow classmates This was the year Jake became aware of the fact that he was to take everyone's blame Most all the girls will remember the time some of the Sophomore Home Ec class snltched underclassmen's tempting fudge to think of what to say in our apology note This year we got our revenge on the Freshmen by having the girls wear shirts and overalls backwards and the boys wear dresses inside out All Freshmen had onions around their necks which they all had to taste often Our class was proud to have Donna Wolf elected as our homecoming queen at tendant Also this year ten lucky guys and gals were chosen to serve at the Junior Senior banquet Dressed in Hawaiian cos tume, they helped carry out the theme of 'Club Aloha N Jake says our class picnic was at Clear Lake with Mr Carney and Mr Creger as sponsors It rained all day, but we had fun rollerskating We lost Shirley Timmons this year iii' Juniors at last! Our financial cam palgn began with the operating of our Junior stand at the football field Under the capable guidance of Miss Rachut and Jake, with Norma Frerichs and Jack Croker as chairman, we pocketed a little money This page courtesy of F To further add to our bank account we pre sented the play 'we Shook the Family Tree ' A misplaced scream and a loose headed fish caused a rio We blamed Jack instead of Jake with money from the play we presented Wnvening in Par1s,' our Junior Senior Pr m The gym was transformed bywaromantic wish ing well a realistic park, a Gay Pare e sidewalk cafe into an exact city After palls, it was provide the and of course an art gallery, replica of the famous French e found flashlights and a relatively minor task to dark like background The tip y 1amDP0St with the snow on top shed its light on the park bench below Every one danced to the divine music of Eddie Allen During our Junior year two of our mem bers were elected to the National Honor Society They were Vern Achtermann and Donna Wolf This year Jean Hyken was chosen Home coming queen attendant we gained ialph Drake, Caroline Eoel man and Marjorie Boelman and lost ordon Sietsema, Doris Smith, Berdlne Toomsen and Donna Bergman lil' The Senior girls intra mural basket ball team also took honors this year by winning the intramural tournament for the third consecutive year Honors go to Jo Ann Hops, Jean Ryken, Harriett Schultz, Norma Frerlcns, Darlene Freese, Shirley Heltland, Darlene Wlller, and Donna dolf for keeping the class of 5U out in front Jake showed his stuff by proving to be a good manager for the girls Under the direction of Mis Jacob, the Seniors resented 'The Man on the Stairs,' which proved to be very success ful This year three of our classmates were elected to the National Honor Society Norma Frerichs, Charlene Roth, and Jean Byken On May 5 the Juniors honored us by presenting 'Neptune's Parad1se,' with the music by Vance Dixon The decorations gave everyone the feeling of being under water as the theme suggested There were fish, mermaids, a treasure chest filled with fascinating jewels, a sunken ship and a lighthouse Skip Day for the Seniors was held at Des Moines The day was spent touring places such as the fire station, NEO, the Coca Cola plant, the airport, and the Air Guard hanger After the tour each person W Houllhan, M D 0 0 O ' , , , G Vg ' 1 ' - o . - ,., l . W ' C , G candy. How we racked our brains trying , . . - s . . p 0 - A 7 . . h 7 0 0 O O

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