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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
In the fall of 1943, forty-two shy and frightened boys and girls
falteringly wound their way up the long stairs to the high school assembly to
become enrolled in the Freshman class. One of the high lights of that fall
was our initiation. The girls were required to wear overalls and shirts back-
wards, a boy's cap and were not allowed to wear make-up. The boys were re-
quired to wear girls's shoes, dresses, kerchiefs, jewelry, and make-up. The
sophomores entertained us with a party. Later we had a party for them in re-
turn. Genevieve Dangel and Alvin Eisenbeisz were the Queen and Marshall Can-
didates for our carnival. In the spring we had a picnic at Edward's Grove
The time was spent in games followed with a Wiener roast. At the end of that
day the tired but happy freshmen wound their way home.
In our sophomore year thirty-three students returned to school. During
the year Loretta Blumhardt and Tillie Gabriel joined our class. Art Lassle
left us due to illness. Betty Thurn and Gordon Diedtrich were the Queen and
Marshall candidates for our carnival and were elected Cossack Queen and Mar-
shall for the year 'Mb-'45, In the spring we had a picnic at Spring Lake.
The main events of that day were boat riding and playing kittenball. The only
misfortune of the day was that Rose Glatt fell into the lake while boat riding
Having eventually reached our third year in high school we felt like real
ladies and gentlemen and decided to try to indicate our ability. One of our
first activities was ordering our class rings, which we received in January.
We had quite a time getting ready to give our play. Our play nDrums of Deathn
was given on January 19th and it turned out to be a great success. Loretta
Blumhardt and Gordon Stotz were Queen and Marshall candidates for the CarnivaL
The high light of the junior year was our formal Banquet and prom. The ban-
quet was held in the St. Paul's Lutheran Church parlors and the Prom in the
high school gym. Music was furnished by the Bill Klitz Orchestra. A grand
march was the high light of the evening. Having completed the Junior year we
left school in joyful anticipation of the senior year.
At the beginning of our senior year two members of the class were missing.
They were Lloyd Jones and Genevieve Dangel, A new member, Israel Stoecker en-
rolled. He was discharged from the Navy and came back to finish his senior
year. We were given the honor of initiating the Freshman. This was enjoyed
very much by all of the students and the faculty. In the evening the fresh-
men entertained us by doing various kinds of stunts. The rest of the evening
was spent in games and dancing. Lunch was served at the close of the evening.
LuVerne Sandmeier and Alvin Schuh were crowned Cossack Queen and Marshall of
Bowdle High School for '46-'47. A large crowd attended the Gala Affair. The
boys who participated in athletics were Gordon Stotz, Gordon Diedtrich, Alvin
Schuh and Alvin Huber. James Loebs, one of our most brilliant students, left
our class to move to Lodi, California to live with his parents. The main
events of the year were the senior class play, the Junior-Senior Banquet and
Prom and the Senior Skip Day at Bismark, North Dakota.
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Alhinus Thomas UAllybeansH
nlneteen hundred and forty five
In memory of our classmate, Arthur Lassle, who died August twenty-sixth
Class Motto - nSailing not Drifting.H
Class Colors - Blue and White.
Class Flower - American Beauty Rose
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Gordon Diedtrich, 14 Luverne Sandmeier,
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4 SENIGR CLASS PROPHECY
May 23. 1957
Dear Mr. Deuschle:
As you may have wondered what happened to the Class of 1947 of Bowdle
High, I am hereby informing you.
Having purchased a new l957 model chevrolet which is now operated by
atomic power, I decided to go on a trip to give it a road trial. Covering
many miles I came to Hollywood, Calif. I noticed when looking at the dash-
board that the atomic energy gauge was shmdng very low. I stopped at a Tex-
aco filling station where I could get a recharge and to my surprise the
service lady was Hellas Goldade.
While I was there Mrs. Wilmer Schaible CLoretta Blumhardtb drove up to
have a flat tire fixed. I conversed with her and found that they are living
in a depot and enjoying life greatly since nanother onen was added to the
family. After I left the station I saw Mrs.K.Roth CTillie Gabrielb and Eye
little tots walking on the street. I then decided to have dinner. In that
restruant I found that Lydia Buechler is the owner and two of the waitress-
es are Leona Dumdie, and Ada Lynne Schick. While I was dining, I saw Albi-
nus Thomas nearing my table. He stopped to talk to me and I was informed
that Athneal Buechler and he am the managers o a funeral home in Hollywood.
I asked Albinus how business is and his reply was, NVery good-the mistakes
I make are soon covered." He also told me that he saw Israel Stoecker zoo-
ming by one day on a scooter delivering groceries for his nSuper MadEm.n
After a talk with him, and my meal finished I left town and driving along
the country-side, who do you think I saw climbing a telephone post? Why,
none other than Raymond Doerr, busily doing electrical work. I stopped and
talked to him and he stated that while in town one day he met Thelma Stangl
walking to her office where she is employed as a stenographer.
I, then continued my traveling and arrived at my next stop which was
San Diego, Calif. where I noticed a billboard advertising a basketball ga-
me. As the coach of the team was Gordon Diedtrich, I stopped and bought a
ticket from his wife CVenoy Schumacherl. After the game I had supper with
them. Before we ate supper we were served cocktails which Gordon purchased
from Afred Geist's bar. I inquired about some of the other members of
the class and Venoy said that Martha Schick is the owner ofa.Beauty Parlor
and that Cornelius Schilling is President of the Civil Engineering Company.
They told me that Rose Glatt and her husband are living in Sacramento, Cal.
where her husband is teaching at dr1University and that in Sacramento oneof
the greatest hospitals is being started under the supervision of a doctor
and his wife, Doris Oster who is supervisor of nurses. They asked me to
spend the night with them and so I remained there till morning.
I left early in the morning and soon came to a lovely farm and coming
out of the drive-way was Gordon Stotz on a tractor. I stopped in for awhile
and saw his wife and children busily at work in the yard. After a short
chat with them I continued my journey and cruising along through Neada,
I drove into Utah. I had to stop because of a great herd of cattlecrossing
the road and out of the path came the thundering hoof beats of a grse with
Robert Doerr burning the leather. I went on to New Mexico. After spending
the night in Albrquerque. I left early in the morning and traveled on till
I arrived in Texas and driving into San Antonio I noticed many billboards
advertising a circus in town. I decided to attend the circus and to my sul
prise two couples who had known each other quite well in school days were
the managers of the circus. They were Alvin Eisenbeisz and his wife CCaro-
line Mertzb and his brother-in-law, Alvin Schuh. They told me that Lu-
Verne Sandmeier and Bette Thurn are stewardesses for a Trans-Oceanic air-
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