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Page 34 text:
Front row: Frances Dahl, Linda Cone, Nancy Kindwall, Alice Noble, Karen Lietz, Sharen Huseman
Second row! Carolyn Stille, Philip Lietz, Loren Wlnterhof, Bob McDonald. Tom Cvrigg. Alan Harms, Jerry
Endreson, Dean Radke
Mr. Gage, a writer of a little regard and of
no little debt, packed up his belongings and familv
and moved into the old farm home of the suppos-
edly dead Rockwood family. He was contemplating
a long period of peace and quiet in which he could
finish a novel, which held promise of redeeming
him with his creditors. Such was not the case. Just
as the January thaw was setting in, the Gages
found themselves confronted with three very live
and very lively Rockwoods: father, mother, and
son. The younger member of the Rockwoods soon
became implicated in a romantic situation involv-
ing George Husted and Barbara Gage, the young
With the Rockwoods for boarders, three
daughters, suitors, disgusted maids, and Uncle
Walter, a Mount Idy type character, to contend
with, the Gage family soon became involved in a
farcical series of misadventures. Finally, these
misunderstandings were resolved, however, and the
Gages had a happily married daughter together
with two amiable neighbors who had decided that
the merits of the Rockwood barn were decidedly
greater than those of the house.
LET'S TAKE AN OLD
That backwoods charm gets 'em everytime.
0 JUNIOR PLAY CAST
Frieda ......,...,.............,........... Alice Noble
Herbert Gage .................,..... Alan Harms
Sarah Gage ......, ........ N ancy Kindwall
Paula Gage ....... ............. F rances Dahl
Barbara Gage ...,.,...... Sharen Huseman
Marge Gage .,.. .................,.. K aren Lietz
George Husted ............ Jerry Endreson
Jonathan Rockwood .........,,. Philip Lietz
Mathilda Rockwood ,,,,.,,,,,,, Linda Cgne
Mr- L0OmiS ...........,.... Loren Winterhof
Uncle Walter ..,...,.,....,.,,,.,., Dean Radke
Matt Rockwood .,,,.,.,,,,,,,,,,,,, Tom G1-igg
Carson .................... ..... B ob McDonald
We still like out-door plumbing.
Page 33 text:
A MOMENT OF GRANDEUR
After the last furious days of winter and dur-
ing the last days of March, the second floor of Dr.
Noble's office became the scenery of preparatory
activity. With a great deal of sound and fury,
work had begun, the occasion, the imminent junior-
senior prom. Although the planning of the program
was the responsibility of the members of the junior
class, these stalwarts were not without assistance.
The mothers were in charge of the preparation of
the banquet meal, and the class sponsors, in charge
of the students. Numerous citizens were prevailed
upon for the loan of materials, and much apprecia-
ted refreshments. A vote of thanks is due to all
those who helped in any of these ways, to Mr.
Bishop, who had charge of the prom, Miss Aegerter,
who headed the banquet, and Mr. Elliott, who di-
rected the entertainment, as well as the other class
While one committee worked independently of
the others on the decorations for the school lunch
room, where the banquet was to be held, most of
the others, with one week left until the crucial date,
transferred their operations to the Legion Hall --
scene of the impending dance. More nights than
not, during the last month, were devoted to very
necessary labor on the project. The pace was at
times less than rapid, but never less than hectic.
Somehow, sometime, everything would be in order,
and with late hours and the blessings of fate, the
sometime proved to be the right time.
The decorations in the Legion Hall were to be
shown on two occasions, the night of the dance and
the following Monday night With dinner prepara-
tions in order, the initial apocalyptic moment had
arrived, the occasion of the banquet proper. The
lunch room was bedecked with painted cartoons of
sea creatures, the tables were gold fish bowls, and
the girls in billowing formals. The food was dis-
posed of, and the formal ceremonies began. The
junior misses and misters provided entertainment
intermittently, receiving, as did the speakers, their
introductions, from Dean Radke, master of cere-
monies. The banquet was at an end, and the jun-
iors and seniors, some of them pausing to find
dates not belonging to the participating classes,
trickled into the Legion Hall.
The much labored over decorations. hitherto
seen only in the rough. were revealed. Under the
auspices of dim, colored lights their character was
improved, and now the cardboard and paper went
a fair way towards looking romantic. The seascape
on the east wall, south of the door announced
through the veiling of fish nets the theme, Nep-
tune's Garden. In a cave west of the stage lnow
masquerading as a boatl a smiling octupus guard-
ed an open treasure chest, and in the southwest
corner Neptune, reposing in his illuminated sea
shell and escorted by mermaids, drove his sea
horses. In the northwest corner, the ancient sunken
city gave way to the cave of Minnie the Mermaid,
where punch was served by the same gobs and
mermaids who had waited on tables during the din-
ner. A colorful coral garden lay on the remaining
side of the door.
The opportunity for the sophomores and fresh-
men to get into the act came with the presenta-
tion of the Sea Show by the Sea Sho, and the
softer strains of the Art Kermse Band prevailed
through the evening.
The scene described, the object of so much
labor, darkened as the Cinderella hour struck.
The music was gone, and the young hearts and
tired hearts dispersed: the former, to smaller or
private parties, and the latter, to their comfortable
berths for the night.
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HOMECOMING QUEEN AND KING
Doris R. Johnson and Norman Peterson
The week of September 28, 1959 began the
homecoming activities at Alta High School. At the
beginning of the week the classes were busy pre-
paring their floats for the parade.
On Thursday night there was a bonfire and
pep rally at the park. The coaches gave pep talks
and introduced the team.
On Friday afternoon rain made it impossible
for the Homecoming Parade to take place. A pep
rally was held in the gymnasium. The traditional
judging of the class floats never took place this
Friday, October 2, the football team did their
part to make the 1959 Homecoming a success by
defeating Sutherland 22-0. The game was played
The band entertained at halftime and the
crowning of the King and Queen took place. Doris
R. Johnson was chosen Queen and Norman Peter-
son was named King. The attendants were Connie
Lichtenberg and Gordon Radke, seniorsg Mary
Huscman and Jerry Endreson, juniors: Jean Man-
gold and Robert Radke, sophomoresg Karna Berg-
mann and Paul Ruehrnann, freshmen.
Following the game the homecoming dance
was held at the community room with the Rhythm
Knights furnishing the music.
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