West Lafayette High School - Scarlet and Gray Yearbook (West Lafayette, IN)

 - Class of 1951

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V, r AJO C yvJA- GAA ’ • ) $LmajLavOsJ J Qsylu v£) 4v O JJ OJ V OJU-Z HIGH SCH 01 Wj Jti S WEST LAFAYETTE WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA L tA CL SULi U cdl o THE 1951 SCARLET AND GRAY Ed Bottum Editor Mary Bayley Assistant Tom Bloodgood Business Manager THE SCARLET AND GRAY OUR TOWN . . . West Lafayette, Indi¬ ana ... a community of 13,700 people . . . a small town, dependent on the city across the river for many of its necessi¬ ties ... a friendly place where everyone seems to know everyone else . . . To us it is more than this . . . We are proud of its gracious homes and famous university. Its people are civic-minded, actively interested in projects which will benefit their community. Their efforts have made OUR TOWN truly unique. OUR TOWN is not the same as any other town . . . there is an underlying difference which we have tried to por¬ tray . . . Poi e ■! THE VILLAGE . . . where students meet after school at their favorite hangout.where housewives shop for their groceries and exchange the latest news.Deac ' s cluttered win¬ dows .a steak and a " beer " at the Triple XXX. the back booths at Bartlett ' s. The village, which gives OUR TOWN its small town atmosphere. " Going to the vil? " Page Jf PROGRESS .the growth of OUR TOWN is characterized by its material advancement.we are always building .new homes, new churches, new roads.creat¬ ing better citizens.introducing new methods of teach¬ ing .... looking forward to expansion of our school system. Page 5 FAMILIES .... bound closely together by their mutual interests .homes always open to our friends.parents shaping our destinies.the Davis family typical of the fine relationship and graciousness of home life in OUR TOWN. P uje 0 CHURCH .... where we learn to believe in God and to worship Him and to follow His teachings.through Sunday- morning services.through church youth organiza¬ tions .the churches of OUR TOWN strive to develop within us the standards which will give us the security so sorely needed in our world today. Page PURDUE .where many of our fathers teach.where many of our graduates attend.its beautiful Hall of Music providing OUR TOWN with entertainment from Bach to boogie.sports.Purdue, our lengthened shadow. rune 8 WEST SIDE HIGH ... . . where everyone says ' ' Hi! ' ' to everyone else where we learn more than just what ' s inside a book: co¬ operation .friendship.understanding others .citizenship, these which will make OUR TOWN an even finer place to live. M Page 9 PEOPLE .students and teachers exemplify the progressive ideas that have made OUR TOWN outstanding. Page 12 WILLIAM FLOYD This year as in former years we, the Class of ' 51, wish to thank Mr. William Floyd, superin¬ tendent of schools, for his ceaseless efforts in our behalf. Those of us who have had the opportunity of working with him will remember his quiet co¬ operation and helpful advice. We are all famil¬ iar with his friendly smile and greeting when we meet in the halls, and we must surely be aware of the vast amount of work which he does to make our school maintain its place as a modern, well-run institution. Through his effi- cent management and work with the School Board he has carried through many plans for improvements and additions for the three schools which he supervises. A great believer in listening to the other per¬ son ' s viewpoint, he is always willing to listen to suggestions from students about the school and lends a sympathetic ear to any problems we present to him. School Board Although they are not well known to most of the stu¬ dent body, the School Board plays an important part in the smoothly run management of our school. Meeting once a month with Mr. Floyd, the Board, consisting of J. Henry Law, K. H. Kettelhut, and Burr Prentice, decides what policies the school shall follow. These men direct the expenditures of the school city, hire all personnel for the West Lafayette schools, and formulate plans for additions and improvements for West Lafayette schools. A tribute to their foresight is the blue-print for the future gymnasium-auditorium. We appreciate the untiring efforts of the Board and Mr. Floyd in securing for us the best possible leader¬ ship, curriculum, and equipment for the boys and girls enrolled in our schools. MISS PEARL ADAMS Miss Adams, secretary to Mr. Floyd, can always answer a fre¬ quent question of club and class treasurers, " How much money do we have in our treasury, Miss Adams? ' ' Keeper of all activity funds, she pays our bills and helps us to be systematic in re¬ cording our funds and expendi¬ tures. CARL HAMMER " These are the morning announcements, " is the greeting to the entire school each morn¬ ing from Mr. Carl Hammer, principal of West Lafayette Senior High School. Mr. Hammer is always very busy perform¬ ing his duties at the school which include computing our senior rankings, checking credits, interviewing students, and writing numerous letters, but he can usually find time for a little pleasant conversation with anyone who happens to drop in the office. Whatever the reason for visiting Mr. Ham¬ mer for any problems, whether they be sched¬ ule mixups, questions about college, personal problems, or what-have-you, you are certain to get a reasonable answer or good advice from our friendly chief executive. Our principal is keenly interested in all the various clubs and activities of the school and keeps up-to-date on the achievements of each one. Enjoying sports very much, he never misses a West Side game at home or away unless it is absolutely impossible to be there. He attends many of the mixers and often drops into the Den to watch the proceedings. He is always very much amused at the stu¬ dents ' reaction to the " Iron Claw. " Yes, all of the students and especially the seniors certainly appreciate this understand¬ ing friend who always works for our best interests. MRS. DOLMA PRESTON " The thing I enjoy most is ringing the fire- bell, " says Mrs. Preston, our efficient secre¬ tary. The obvious reason for this statement is that during a fire drill is the only time there isn ' t at least one student in the office asking questions, buying paper, or just waiting to see Mr. Hammer. She goes on to say that actually she enjoys her work immensely and doesn ' t mind the questions a bit. Mrs. Preston has worked in the high school office for two years now taking care of all correspondence, mimeographing, making out report cards, helping Mr. Hammer ar¬ range schedules, sorting mail, and working always to keep the business of the school running smoothly. The Class of ' 51 has appreciated her help¬ fulness very much during its junior and sen¬ ior years. ADMINISTRATION Page 15 TEACHERS ARE PEOPLE WHO HBHhSI W a ' ■ gA 1 i w Is Mr. Donald Fites Miss Mary Bushonq Mrs. Hazel Cooper Mr. Ellis Hopkins Mr. James Hinga Miss Ruth Sinks Mrs. Gwen Hammer Mr. Walter Wolever Mr. Howard Evans Mrs. Elizabeth Leer Mr. Marshall Howenstein Page 16 HAVE TALENTS, HOBBIES AND FUN Miss Belle Coulter Mr. David March Miss Bernice Fites Mr. Henry Paloncy Mrs. Gladys Isaac Mrs. Harriett Mueller Mrs. Helen Howenstein Mr. Chester Eddy Mr. Gordon Straley Mrs. Ruth Hamlin Paye 17 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Mr. Eddy, sponsor; Tom Bloodgood, treasurer, Ruth Pence, vice president; Marvin Miller, presi dent; and Janet Morrison, secretary. History of Class of 1951 When we were underclassmen, we couldn ' t understand why in June the seniors turned senti¬ mental, and became sad and happy all at the same time. Now we are seniors and we under¬ stand. One day we don ' t think so much about it, and the next day we wake up to the fact that soon we won ' t see so much of those wonderful kids with whom we have spent the last several years. That is the time we forget our chem in study hall and begin to remember. When.Elizabeth Dunham lost all her teeth; George Bradley played the drums for the first grade band; we established our 2nd grade grocery store; the boys were thrilled when Helen Lecklitner played the angel in a play; the fruit showers when we ate all the fruit. Then there were the days when . . . Ginny Barnes was proud of the fact that she was taller and weighed more than any girl in the 4th grade . . . half our class went ahead and left us behind; we played Blackman at every re¬ cess; and we got out of school to hear the Indianapolis Symphony on children ' s day. Then there was . . . the crush that George had on Snookie Dunham; Ginny in blue jeans; all the flowers Art Lemmon sent Helen; that shock¬ ing day when Carol Snelling cut her long pig tails; the time that you couldn ' t imagine Sonny without Linda. There were . . . white mice in Miss Hartman ' s class. Miss Hubbard ' s saddle shoes and long finger nails; snow ball fights; Mr. Allen ' s dancing lessons; the Patrol Boys, with Sonny Miller as captain; the laughs we had when Johnny Jackson caught Sis Bauman with her arms full of books and kissed her. Junior High found us . . . choking over Mr. LaDuke ' s many experiments . . . getting sent to the " inner-sanctum " for talking . . . tea dances with the boys on one side of the room and the girls on the other . . . crowning Bob Hardin King of the Basket ' ' Ball ' ' . . . watching Bob Nichols and Charlotte Wilbur as George and Martha Washington in the Varieties Show . . . sliding down fire chutes. Other things which drew our attention were . . . Mrs. Gowdy ' s Dr. I. Q. programs; the penny carnivals; Mrs. Cooper ' s troubles with Alvin Light and Byron Lutz; those night mixers until 9:00 (really thought we were big!); the lilacs outside Mrs. Leer ' s room in the spring; big safety pins that both held our skirts together and carried our locker keys; art exhibits for P. T. A. open houses; Dick Allen ' s appetite at parties; girls ' basketball; the " Susie Q. " yell; and trips with the B team cheerleaders. Then at last came the year we entered Senior High. Ruth Pence ' s biggest thrill was sitting next to the " team " in class . . . Jeff 13-West Side 0. Lest we not forget . . . Mr. Eddy ' s World History classes (?), and study halls; the girls knitting argyles; the beauty of coming to school when the snow covered the ground; the screams during " The Iron Claw " , and the casual relaxation at the Den; Mary Bayley ' s usual " I bid one no trump " ; Christmas spirit and joy; sweating out Scarlette deadlines; intramural murder in the " Cracker Box " gym; the volley¬ ball tournaments when the Teachers always won; the eager rush to get the class standings; pep sessions on the field; everyone expecting the Seniors to be " so " good; devouring all the magazines in the library; walking on the grass when the walks are slick; summers in the corn fields; the success of our paper drive; the wonderful parties after the Jeff games, and that particular time we had to go to school on Saturday; Mr. March ' s 6th hour " joke class " ; the first time we were in Mr. Hammer ' s office; spring noon-hour walks to the " new " drugstore; and the girl ' s noon-hour sun baths. Then we shall remember.but finally the bell has rung, and I must find a way to appear smart in chem class. JIM ALLEN Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Speech Arts Club 4; T.E.C.; Den Representative Technical Advisor 4. RICHARD ALLEN Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Baseball 3, 4; Track 1, 2; Bowling League 3, 4; Intramural Bas¬ ketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlette 3; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club; Boys ' Quartet; Band; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. DON ASTELL Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club. MARY BAYLEY Scarlet and Gray Associate Editor 4; Scarlette Associate Editor 3; Ahea Club Vice President 3; Girls ' Club Treasurer 4; Speech Arts Club Secre¬ tary 4; G.A.A. 1; Basketball Queen ' s Court 4; National Honor Society 4. VIRGINIA BARNES Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette 1; Ahea Club, Girls ' Club Executive Committee 4; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A. 1; Girls ' Trio; Band; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; Basketball Queen ' s Court 3. ELIZABETH BAUMAN Student Council 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray; Ahea Club Executive Committee 3, 4; Girls ' Club Execu¬ tive Committee 3, 4; Speech Arts Club Sophomore Representative; Junior Class Vice President; Cheer¬ leader 2, 3, 4; Football Queen 3; Queen ' s Court 4; National Honor Society 4. PAT BECK Klondike High School 1; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A. 2; Basketball Queen ' s Court 2. NAN BLOODGOOD Scarlet and Gray Features Editor 4; Ahea Club Treasurer 3; Executive Committee 4; Girls ' Club; Den Representative President 4; Chorus 2; Na¬ tional Honor Society 4. TOM BLOODGOOD Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Council Secretary-Treasurer 4; Scarlet and Gray Business Manager; Hi-Y President 4; Junior Play, “Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club 4; Lettermen Club; Senior Class Treasurer; National Honor Society 4; Citizenship Award 1. ED BOTTUM Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 4; Student Council President 4; Scarlet and Gray Editor; Hi-Y Execu¬ tive Committee 4; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Letter- men Club Secretary-Treasurer 4; National Honor Society 4. Page ly GEORGE BRADLEY Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 4; Hi-Y Executive Committee 4; Lettermen Club; Den Representative Treasurer 3; Band 1; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. VIRGINIA BRITT Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; G.A.A.; Girls ' Glee Club 3. ANN BRUNDAGE Bowling League 1; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A.; Paper Drive Committee Chairman 4. HARLAN BULLARD Cross Country; Intramural Basketball; Scarlet and Gray; Hi-Y Vice President 4; Boys ' State 3; Senior Cap and Gown Committee. JACK BUNDY Baseball 2, 3, 4; Bowling League 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlette; Speech Arts Play, " The Bishop ' s Mantle " ; Speech Arts Club 4; Lettermen Club 4. HARRY CARR Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3; Hi-Y; Speech Arts Club 4; T.E.C.; Lettermen Club 4; Boys ' Quartet; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. MARCIA CERNY Mansfield High School, Mansfield, Ohio 1; Scar¬ let and Gray; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; Chorus 2; Girls ' Glee Club. LOIS COHEN Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Ind., 1; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette Exchange Editor 3; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A. 4. DOROTHY COLEMAN DEVANEY Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Ind., 1, 2; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club. JOANNE COWELL Scarlet and Gray Advertising Editor; Scarlette News Editor 4; Ahea Club Executive Committee 4; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club. fl rage 20 JOHN DAVIS Football 1, 2, 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray Sports Editor; Hi-Y 4; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Lettermen Club. JIM DAVIS Football 1, 2, 3, Co-Captain 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; Hi-Y 4; Lettermen Club; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club; Senior Convocation Committee. LOU ELLEN DICKISON Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; G.A.A. DORIS DeJONGE Ahea Club Executive Committee 3; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Play, " I Remember Mama " ; Speech Arts Club; Orchestra; Girls ' Glee Club. DON DEN UYL Football 3, 4; Bowling League 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3; T.E.C.; Lettermen Club 4. TOM DE VRIES Intramural Basketball 4; T.E.C.; National Honor Society. ELIZABETH DUNHAM Scarlet and Gray Calendar Editor; Scarlette Circulation Editor 4; Ahea Club Executive Com¬ mittee 3; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; Girls ' Glee Club; National Honor Society. PAULINE DYKSTRA Klondike High School, Lafayette, Indiana, 1, 2. DICK CUMMINS Baseball Manager 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3. DUDLEY DAUGHERTY Jefferson High School 1; Football 2, 3; Intra¬ mural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y; T.E.C. I rage 2 1 BILLY ELLIS Newland High School, Newland, North Carolina, 1, 2; Football 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4; Track 3, 4; Lettermen Club. RUTH ENOS Bowling League 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray Literary Editor; Scarlette Feature Editor 4; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A. 1; Junior Class Treasurer; Girls ' Trio; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; Dance Band Soloist 3, 4. CAROLYN ERICHSEN Abbot Academy, Andover, Mass., 3; Student Council 2; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; G.A.A. President 1; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club. JACK FOX Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Baseball 1, 2; Track 1; Bowling League 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlette 4; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club 4; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. LOIS FREISE Ahea Club Vice President 4; Girls ' Club; Junior Play, Girl Shy " ; G.A.A. 2; Cheerleader 3, 4; Basketball Queen 4; Football Queen ' s Court 3, 4. ERIC GREENFIELD Football 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; Wrestling 1, 2, 3, Co-Captain 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y Sergeant-at-Arms 3, 4; Speech Arts Club 4; Letter- men Club 4. ROBERT HARDIN Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 3; Track 1, 2, 4; Wrestling 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 4; T.E.C.; Lettermen Club. LYDIA HEIM Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Orchestra; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; Senior Convocation Committee. JEAN HEUSEL Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club Executive Committee 3, 4; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club; Girls ' Trio; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; Dance Band Soloist 3, 4. WILLARD HILL Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball Manager 3, 4; Track 1, 2, Manager 3; Intramural Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y Chaplain 4; Le ttermen Club; Boys ' Quar¬ tet; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. 1‘ttffe 22 EMALIE HEYERDAHL Scarlet and Gray; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; Mixed Quartet; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; Boys ' Glee Club Accompanist 4; Senior Convocation Committee. JOHN JACKSON Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Baseball 1; Intramural Basketball; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Hi-Y Secretary 4; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club; Co-Chairman Junior Prom; Lettermen Club; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. TOM JENKINS Football 1, 4; Track 3, 4; Wrestling 1, 2, 3, Co- Captain 4; Cross Country 3; Hi-Y; Speech Arts Club; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. VIRGIL JOHANNINGSMEIER Wrestling 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4. WAYNE JONES Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlette 4; Hi-Y 4; Dance Band; Band 4; Chorus 4; Boys ' Glee Club 4. SUSAN KELLER Scarlet and Gray Features Editor; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club; Senior Class Play Reading Committee. EDITH KENNEDY Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club; Drum Majorette 2, 3, Captain 4; Basketball Queen ' s Court 3. RUTH KLINGER Student Council 4; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A. President 4; News Bureau 4. GORDON LA PLANTE Baseball 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray Art Editor 4. HELEN LECKLITNER Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Basketball Queen ' s Court 2, 4; Football Queen ' s Court 2, 3, Queen 4. Pafje 23 ART LEMMON Basketball 1; Baseball 1; Cross Country; Intra¬ mural Basketball. MARJORIE LONG Ahea Club 2; Girls ' Club 4; Speech Arts Club 1; Dance Band 3; Orchestra 4; Chorus 2; Girls ' Club 1 . BYRON LUTZ Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; T.E.C.; Lettermen Club. MARVIN MILLER Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3, Captain 4; Baseball 1; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Bowling League 3, 4; Student Council 2, 4; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club; Junior Class Secretary; Senior Class President; Na¬ tional Honor Society 4; Boys ' State 3. MARJORIE MOORE Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette News Editor 4; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Play, " The Great American Family " ; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A.; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club. JANET MORRISON Jefferson High School, Lafayette, Ind., 1, 2; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette Business Manager 4; Girls ' Club 4; Speech Arts Club 4; Senior Class Secretary. DON MEYER Football 1, 2, 3, Captain 4; Baseball 2, 4; Track 1, 3; Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette Sports Editor 4; Hi-Y Treasurer 4; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Letter- men Club President 4; Chorus 4; Boys ' Glee Club 4; National Honor Society 4; Boys ' State 3. JOE NEIBERT Football 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 4; Intramural Basketball 4; Hi-Y 4; Boys ' Glee Club. MARJORIE NELSON Fort Knox High School, Fort Knox, Ky., 1; Scarlet and Gray; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club 4; G.A.A. 2; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club. JOANNE NEWMARK Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette Feature Editor 4; Ahea Executive Committee 4; Girls ' Club; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A.; Senior Class Gala Week Committee; Chorus 4; Girls ' Glee Club. 1‘ii jr 2 ' , BOB NICHOLS Basketball 4; Bowling League 3, 4; Student Council 1; Scarlette Editor 4; Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; Speech Arts Club; Senior Class Convocation Committee; Boys ' State 3. VICTOR OSBORNE Baseball 2, 3, 4; Bowling League 3, 4; Intra¬ mural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Lettermen Club 4. MIKE PATTERSON Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray Art Editor 4; Scarlette Music Editor 4; Speech Arts Play, " The Great American Family " ; Speech Arts Club; String Ensemble; Orchestra; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club; Mixed Quartet 4; String Quartet; Senior Class Cap and Gown Committee. RUTH PENCE Student Council 4; Scarlet and Gray Activities Editor 4; Scarlette; Ahea Club President 4; Girls ' Club Executive Committee 3; Senior Class Vice President; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; National Honor Society 4. JOHN PETERSON Ames High School, Ames, Iowa, 1; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 4; Wrestling 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Scarlet and Gray Photography Editor; Hi-Y; Speech Arts Play, " The Bishop ' s Mantle " ; Speech Arts Club; Letter- men Club; Band. WALTER POTTER West Lebanon High School, West Lebanon, Ind., 1, 2; Football 4; Basketball 3, 4; Bowling 3; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club Vice President 4; Boys ' Quartet; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. TED PURCHLA Speech Arts Club; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. TED REILEY Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y 4; Lettermen Club. JOSE ' RIBARES Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Wrestling 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Student Council 1, 2, 3, Vice President 4; Scarlette Sports Editor 4; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club Vice Presi¬ dent 3; Junior Class President; National Honor So¬ ciety 4; Citizenship Award 1, 3. JOAN RISK Scarlet and Gray Calendar Editor; Ahea Club Executive Committee 2, 3; Girls ' Club Vice Presi¬ dent 4, Executive Committee 3; Student Director, Junior Play, " Girl Shy " ; G.A.A. 2; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; National Honor Society 4. Page 25 SARAH ROBERTS Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette Advertising Man¬ ager 4; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club Executive Com¬ mittee 4; Speech Arts Club; Ring Committee Chair¬ man 3; National Honor Society 4; Girls ' State 3. JACK ROSSER Football 3, 4; Basketball 1; Intramural Basket¬ ball 2, 3, 4; Hi-Y; Lettermen Club 4. DEAN ROTHENBERGER Scarlette 4; Speech Arts Play, " The Bishop ' s Mantle " ; Speech Arts Club; Den Representative 4; Chorus; Boys ' Glee Club. NEVA SABBAGH Scarlette 4; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club 4; G.A.A. 1; Girls ' Glee Club. MARTHA SAMMONS Scarlet and Gray Activities Editor 4; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; G.A.A. SARA SELBY Lincoln Junior High School, Rockford, Illinois, 1; Scarlet and Gray Literary Editor 4; Scarlette; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club. JACK SCHAUPP Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 3, 4; Wrestling Captain 2, 3; Student Council 4; Hi-Y; Speech Arts Play, " I Remember Mama " 3; " The Bishop ' s Mantle " 4; Speech Arts Club President 4; Letter- men Club; Orchestra; Scarlet and Gray 4. MARY SHARKEY Ahea Club; Girls ' Club Executive Committee 4; Speech Arts Club 4; Orchestra 4; Chorus 2; Girls ' Glee Club. MARY SICER Student Council 2, 4; Scarlet and Gray 4; Scar¬ lette Editor 4; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Play, " I Remember Mama " 3; " The Bishop ' s Mantle " 4; Speech Arts Club Vice President 4; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club; National Honor Society 4. MARILYN SMITH Scarlet and Gray Circulation Editor 4; Ahea Club Executive Committee; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Play, " I Remember Mama " ; Speech Arts Club; Dance Band; Band; Orchestra; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club. Page 26 MEREDITH SMITH Football 3; Track 1, 2, 3; Intramural Basketball 2, 4; Student Council President 1; Scarlet and Gray Advertising Editor 4; Hi-Y; T.E.C. JIM SMITH CAROL SNELLING Scarlet and Gray Layout Editor 4; Ahea Club Executive Committee 4; Girls ' Club Executive Com¬ mittee 3, Secretary 4; Speech Arts Club Junior Representative 3; Prom Committee Chairman 3; Den Representative President 3. LINDA SPEER Student Council Convo Committee 3, 4; Scarlette; Girls ' Club Executive Committee 3, President 4; Bowling League 3, 4; National Honor Society 4. LOU ANN TERRY Scarlet and Gray; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club; G.A.A. DON TRENKLE Student Council 4; Scarlet and Gray Photog¬ raphy Editor 4; Scarlette; Speech Arts Club; T.E.C. Secretary-Treasurer 3, President 4; Den Repre¬ sentative 4; Dance Band; Band. CHARLOTTE WILBUR Scarlet and Gray; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club 4; G.A.A. 1; Chorus 1. SUE WILLIAMSON Whiting High School, Whiting, Ind., 1, 2; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; String Ensemble 4; Orchestra. VIVIAN YORK Scarlet and Gray; Scarlette Junior High Editor 1, Associate Editor 3, Editor 4; Ahea Club Execu¬ tive Committee 4; Girls ' Club; Speech Arts Club 4; Chorus; Girls ' Glee Club. NANCY YEAGER Bowling League 2, 3; Ahea Club; Girls ' Club; G.A.A.; Girls ' Glee Club 3. Page 27 Senior Committees Harlan Bullard, Ch. Carol Snelling CAP AND GOWN Don Meyer Mike Patterson Emily Hyerdahl Ruth Pence, Ch. Lois Freise Helen Lecklitner Joe Neibert Edith Kennedy Carolyn Erichsen Joanne Newmark GALA WEEK Virginia Barnes John Davis John Jackson Sara Selby Marjorie Nelson Dean Rothenberger Charlotte Wilbur Marjorie Moore, Ch. NAME CARDS Pat Beck Sarah Roberts SENIOR CONVOCATION Jack Bundy, Co-Ch. Sis Bauman, Co-Ch. George Bradley Jean Heusel Dick Allen Ruth Enos Linda Speer Harry Carr Jim Davis Mary Bayley Joan Cowell Joan Risk STATIONERY Sarah Roberts, Ch. Pat Beck Marge Nelson George Bradley Mary Sicer, Ch. Sara Selby John Peterson INVITATION Pat Beck PLAY READING Elizabeth Dunham Neva Sabbagh John Davis Doris Dejonge l‘n(je 28 1 Hr- , 1 i fwPk § ' a ill A fi J| X aJr ■ ' kISH ’ f | t Hi? w I g ft i Mi ||§f Bob Martin, president; Rosemary Kennedy, vice president; Norb Beckman, treasurer; Pat Smith, secretary; and Mr. Evans, sponsor. This past year has been a very busy one for the members of the Junior Class. Sponsored by Mr. Evans, they have put on a class play, conducted a paper drive, ordered class rings, and, of course, arranged the Junior-Senior prom. The class play, " Cheaper by the Dozen " , was presented December 7th and 8th and was directed by Miss Mary Bushong. The play starred Dick Carter, Marilyn Miller, Jamie Jamison, Karlene Counsman, Alice Hadley, and Pat Smith. Class rings were ordered early in the year and proudly worn dur¬ ing the second semester. Gretchen Risk was chairman of the ring committee. Junior Class PROM COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN: Queen Committee: Janis Alendufi and Noble Kizer. Program Committee: Joanne Lakin and John Castell. Band: Sheryl Lingle, Jim Hawkins, and Bob Craw. ► , Decorations: Arlene Rogers and Jim Harlsel. Invitations: Mariolin Davis and Jack Jordan. Chuck Craw and Bob Martin were elected captains of next year ' s football team, and Jerry Felknor captain of the basketball team. Quite a few honors were awarded to different members of the class during the year. Pat Al- bjerg and Jamie Jamison were out¬ standing in oratorical work. Judy Girton and Norman Hocking won first division ratings at State Mu¬ sical contest; Betty Bible ranked high in baton twirling; Joanne Lakin has accompanied musical contestants and played at several concerts. Row One, left to right: P. AJbjerg, ]. Alendufi, L. Allyn, M. Bachman, N. Ballentine, L. Barrett, N. Beckman, and B. Bible. Row Two: E. Brant, K. Clanin, K. Counsman, and C Carter, ]. Castell, J. Cerny, G. The prom, with the seniors as guests of honor, took much help and cooperation from all members of the class. Row One, left to light: R. Craw, M. Davis, ]. Eaton, J. Evans, D. Ehresman, J. Felknoi, C. Fowler, and M. Freel. Row Two: B. Gaylord, J. Girton, A. Hadley, J. Hartsell, J. Hawkins, P. Hauge, N. Hocking, and D. Jamison. Row Three: J. Jamison, D. Jonah, J. Jordan, N. Keefer, R. Kennedy, J. Kessen, N. Kizer, and R. Koenig. Row Four: J. Korb, J. Lakin, A. Light, S. Lingle, B. Livingstone, W. Love, C. McCabe, and K. McConnell. Row Five: R. Marasco, J. Marek, R. Martin, M. Meyer, M. Miller, E. Montgomery, R. Mullen, and J. Oderkirk. Row Six: P. Patterson, ]. Poel, L. Poel, B. Porter, G. Risk, A. Rogers, D. Samson, and C. Scott. Row Seven: P. Smith, D. Solberg, R. Spence, N. Spencer, M. Stanley, R. Teirault, E. Todd, and V. Weir. Row Eight: S. Woods, L. Wilkison, J. Wilson, L. Yearian. Not pictured: S. Thompson. Pa ye SI ' im ) ! jfct ( j . Top Picture —Row One, left to right: A. Martin, D. Mullen, P. Wilson, H. Miller, C. Haynes, R. Duncan, J. McMullen, S. Shaw, and R. Johansen. Row Two: M. Burr, G. Frazier, E. Cummins, D. Franzen, L. Lathrope, J. Brooks, J. Beeson, R. Busche, P. Craw, and B. Bricker. Row Three: P. Schwartz, R. Hesselherth, J. VanBuskirk, P. Martin, S. Law, D. DenUyl, L. Siskind, J. Jackson, and S. Buckles. Bottom Picture — Row One: R. Knauer, P. Klinger, J. Holmes, W. Dunham, R. Henderson, T. Welton, D. Wilson, J. Mollenkopf, and C. Lemmon. Row Two: J. Nicol, E. Rasmusson, A. Taylor, D. Snelling, C. Hudlow, G. Jenkins, H. Leap, M. Robinson, and D. Mackey. Row Three: J. Strobel, J. Eaton, J. Baker, D. Perigo, E. Corley, J. Rogers, D. Katter, G. Alexander, J. Heimlich, N. Huron, F. Wilson, and S. VanPelt. Not pictured: J. Bixler, R. Luzadder, R. Bauman, S. Beisel, R. Cochran, J. Gibbens, and S. Wickham. Sophomore Class The sophomores, Class of ' 53, took a defi¬ nite place in the history of West Lafayette High School. Members contributed their share in every school activity. Tom Welton and Jack Nicol have been outstanding in football and basketball respectively. Rusty Knauer, Paul Schwartz, and Duffy Mullen were members of the wrestling team. Glen Alexander and George Frazier were on the Den Board and Ann Taylor was Student Council representative. Joan Van Buskirk played the leading role in the Bishop ' s Man¬ tle, and many sophomore girls were active committee members of school clubs. Page 32 Freshman Class The Class of 1954 has already made itself known through its enthusiasm in taking part in activities of the school. Among its mem¬ bers are a majorette, Beverly Beck, and two B team cheer leaders, Mary Jane Peterson and Janet Eaton. Two boys, Tom Harsh- barger and Nathan Ellis, were chosen for parts in the Junior Play, and Ruth Waller- stein was cast in the Speech Arts Play. Mar¬ garet Ann Freeman and Sally Raub were members of the String Ensemble. Many boys were active in athletics and gave promise for future teams. Peter McClure was fresh¬ man representative on the Student Council. Mr. Kenneth Bush served as advisor to the freshmen. Top Picture —Row One. left to right: T. Harshbarger, J. Anderson, K. Herrick, N. Ellis, H. Yoakum, L. Pattison, K. Lister, B. Woods, B. Snedeker. M. Sammons, ]. Eaton, B. Beck. Row Two: L. O ' Reilly, P. Artman, M. Dienhart, T. Metz, S. Brundage, B. Station, B. Korb, J. Short, S. Livingstone, D. Risk, C. Graney, R. Balyeat. Row Three: G. Cartwright, D. Terry, E. Lake, D. Kurtz, P. Yorger, D. Dienhart, J. Bray, B. Bleakley, M. Brown, W. Stewart, A. Terman, C. Christensen, M. Freeman, R. Osborne. Bottom Picture — Row One: J. Kissell, ]. Klinker, A. Liston, R. Lingle, M. Peterson, R. Fauber, N. Cox, B. Elkin, P. Knicklebine, R. Woods, D. Conkright, F. Largen. Row Two: B. Chastain, D. Neisz, J. Gibson, P. Alexander, B. Dodds, H. Sabbagh, R. Walerstein, J. Johnson, S. Bible, J. Woods, E. Lee. Row Three: R. Frazier, J. Gordon, M. Ridgley, T. Dowling, C. Bolds, R. Smith, T. Anderson, S. Tompkins, P. McClure, S. Raub, B. White, C. Evans, B. Smith, R. Bossung. Not Pictured: R. Harlan, R. Lemmon, T. Sbarcunis. Page 33 W if T : HJ SP j f§syLp ACTIVITIES where we learn citizenship and the democratic way of life on which OUR TOWN and our nation are founded. Page 3Jf English Monday themes.Scrapbooks.Silas Marner ' V 1 mi m Ginny Britt, like most seniors, will remember those English 8 themes written for Miss Sinks. Jim Kessen and Jean Heusel make a scrap¬ book for Mr. Hopkins ' Journalism class. For the second consecutive year, journal¬ ism has been offered to the students at Senior High. Under the direction of Mr. Ellis Hopkins the students learn how to write features, edi¬ torials, news stories, interviews, and other articles and also have the thrill of seeing their articles in print. Certain members of the class write for the Journal-Courier, Scar- lette, and the Purdue Exponent. English has always played an important part in the high school lives. As freshmen, students receive their training from Mrs. Elizabeth Leer, who introduces them to Shakespeare in the form of Midsummer Night ' s Dream. She also teaches them the basic fundamentals of English which will be essential to them during high school. Howard Evans and Miss Ruth Sinks take over the sophomores ' English training, Mr. Evans introducing them to Silas Marner and Julius Caesar and Miss Sinks adding a little more to their knowledge of English grammar and composition. During the junior year, speech or dramatics may be substituted for one semester of Eng¬ lish. However, all juniors take American Literature under the direction of Mrs. Harriett Mueller. Miss Ruth Sinks has the task of guiding the seniors through their last year of English in the form of English Literature and gram¬ mar. The grammar course is given as a final preparation for college courses. Paye 36 Dramatics—Orations—Proj ects Those of us who entered the speech class last fall discovered that there are many things to learn before you become a good public speaker. We also discov¬ ered that it is a great deal of fun. The people who were hav¬ ing class in Miss Sinks ' room can testify to that from the loud roars of laughter which can be heard throughout the hour. They heard other noises, more weird than laughter, however, when the class was practicing its breathing exercises in unison. We always knew when a speech was coming up by our teacher ' s cheerful, " Take out a 3x5 card, please,” but under her guidance we learned how to make an outline for our speeches. For our orations and ten min¬ ute speeches it was necessary to use everything we had learned throughout the semester about speaking, gesturing, and outlining. Another interesting part of our course was the work in radio where we wrote scripts, re¬ corded our voices and took a trip to WBAA. During the spring semester a large number of people took the course in dramatics which gave a view of ancient theaters, Shakespeare, and modern dra¬ matics. Each person had a proj¬ ect, which required twenty hours Top: fionna Marasco, Dick Cummins, Byron Lutz, and Marge Moore looking at model stages for dramatics. Center: One of the discussions in Mrs. Mueller ' s public speaking class led by Sara Selby. Bottom: A scene from the play given by Speech Arts lor Parents ' night. of work, to complete during the semester. We read plays in class, prac¬ ticed walking, sitting, and stand¬ ing correctly, acted in plays and directed plays. We turned critic, for the se¬ mester, of every movie and play we saw and handed in our re¬ views on the well-known 3x5 card. We all had a great deal of fun as well as learning some¬ thing about dramatics. Ptige 87 Math logs — x 2 + y 2 — protractors Sine squared plus cosine squared equals one.” As freshmen, this equation meant nothing to us. But it is one of the funda¬ mentals in trigonometry toward which we have been working. At first, math seemed hard, but with the understanding endeavors of Mrs. Hazel Cooper, Donald Fites, Kenneth Bush, and Carl Hammer, our difficulties straightened out. In freshman algebra, Mrs. Cooper taught us how to work equations and make graphs. This provided us with a good background for the work to follow. Those pretty designs made of circles and arcs are a part of plane geometry. Mr. Fites instructed us in the study of circles and angles and the theorems concerning them. Next, Mr. Bush and Mr. Fites intro¬ duced us to solid geometry. There we enjoyed working with spheres and solid figures. Mr. Hammer also teaches any of the math courses at various times. Practical problems were important in intermediate algebra, taught by Mr. Fites, Mr. Bush, and Mr. Hammer. We began with the binomial theorem and factoring, identities and various kinds of equations. Deriving formulas and studying graphs were useful. Then we solved simultaneous equations and ended with radicals and exponents. At last in our senior year came two very interesting courses. College alge¬ bra became fun and not too hard with Mr. Fites ' interesting explanations. We studied determinants progressions, log¬ arithms, and Horner ' s method. Trig was even more interesting with its right triangles. We studied trigono¬ metric functions and relationships, graphs, complex numbers, and other things. Tcp: Dave Jonah and Jeny Poel explain one ot those " things ' ' in solid geometry. Center: Mrs. Cooper ' s freshman class solve algebraic eguations. Bottom: Bill Hill, Virgil Johanningsmeier and Mike Patterson learn the principles of the transit from Mr. Fites. Atom — Amperes — Amoeba Science As a freshman walks up to biology class, a strong odor assails him. It ' s chem lab again, and they ' re generating hydrogen sulfide. But science isn ' t just choking fumes or pickled frogs. It is a fascinating study of many things about us. Do you remember those intriguing in¬ sects in biology? Mr. Kenneth Bush is performing a great service by helping the students understand and enjoy plants and animals. Even exploring the realms of a frog ' s head and the pickled tomato worms was interesting. Of course, plants are important, too. We learned to identify many trees and flowers. The several types of flowers and their parts became familiar to us. Physics is another important phase of science. Have you wondered what light is, what makes sound, or what a current of electricity is? These are some of the interesting subjects we tackled in physics. Our lab experiments were often ex¬ citing. We had much fun with the in¬ clined planes, wheels, axles, pulleys, and other devices. Miss Mary Bushong ' s enthusiasm and encouragement always helped us out. We always appreciated her help in overcoming our difficulties. When we took up electricity and studied a beam of light on the cathode ray tube, we were really advancing. Our lengthy discussions about lightning rods and images in mirrors will long be remembered. At last we were ready for chemistry, our third science class. The endless ex¬ periments and reactions were inspiring and quite enjoyable, and they gave us valuable knowledge. Our study of atoms, molecular structures, and chem¬ ical reactions enable us to understand many such things. Top: The pleasant (?) task of dissecting animals in Mr. Bush ' s biology class. Center: Tom Bloodgood, Bob Hardin, and Dick Allen perform an experiment in chemistry. Be careful boys!! Bottom: Lillian Wilkison and Jack Jordan demon¬ strate the vacuum in Miss Bushong ' s physics class. Social Studies Hannibal - Mugwumps - Engels Law Bob Biicker points out " trouble spots " in Mr. Eddy ' s world history class. One of Mr. March ' s economics classes lis¬ tens to historical rec¬ ords. Under the able direction of Chester Eddy, David March, and Mrs. Gladys Isaac, we have learned the subjects of United States and world history, economics, and civics. In our history classes we studied from the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome, The Dark Ages, and the Renaissance up to the first and second World Wars. We not only learned the conventional dates and places in tracing civilization from Europe and Asia to our present civilization but also had special reports and movies. They covered such current events as the United Nations, the spread of Communism, and the draft of eighteen year olds. After having had Social Studies in our sophomore and junior years, we looked for¬ ward to the study of economics and civics in our senior year. Economics has to do with the study of earning a living and deals with functions such as the laws of supply and de¬ mand, business cycles, strikes, and foreign bank drafts. Civics deals with our government and such modern phases as the passing of bills in Congress, Constitutional amendments, and slum clearance projects. Very interesting, informative field trips to the bank, the courthouse, and the jail helped us see the practices of savings account, credit, juries, and court decisions in actual usage. We would like to express our deep appreciation to Mr. Eddy, Mr. March, and Mrs. Isaac for their fine guidance. With this full social study background, we now feel well informed on the vital aspects of our difficult world today and are better able to face the everyday problems ahead. 1‘tirje ,’,0 Language Wilhelm Tell — Caesar — Senor Perhaps when you were walking through the halls one day, you heard strange words and sounds coming from some of the class rooms. These strange noises were no doubt pouring from the three language classes, Spanish, Ger¬ man, and Latin. Mrs. Gladys Isaac, who teaches Spanish, has managed to project the magic and splendor of Latin American and old Spain. The pupils also learn to pronounce Spanish words, translate their meaning, hold conversations in Spanish, and learn poems and songs. This language course can be taken for two years and will be a great help to us in learning and understanding the ways of our friends to the south of us. One of the strangest sounds you may hear coming from the language classes is a noise that sounds as if it ' s coming from deep within the throat such as " ach. " This is only Mr. Eddy ' s German class reading their daily lesson. Two years of German are offered to the stu¬ dents at Senior High and during that time the students learn to translate German scripts, and also gain a fair knowledge about the traditions and conditions of Germany. The climax for the Latin classes is the annual Roman Banguet in which the Latin students get together for an evening of fun and gaiety with a dinner served in the traditional Roman man¬ ner. Miss Belle Coulter is the Latin teacher and this course is offered for four years. During Christmas time the halls ring forth with carols being sung in Latin and occasionally a play is given in the language. The students learn how to translate the language and also dis¬ cover that many of our own English words are derived from Latin words. These three languages will play an important part in our lives. Latin, for our further study in law, medicine, and science; Spanish and German for a better knowledge and understanding of our neighbors. Top: For Spanish. Barbara Dodds and Lew O ' Reilly, dressed in Mexican costume, display the Mexican flag. Center: One of the highlights lor Latin students is the annual Roman Banguet. Bottom: Jack Bundy and Chal Fowler work at the board in German class. 4 Commerce Modified Block - Dear Sir: - Balance Forwarded Some well-trained secretaries have come from our commerce department this year. Included in our commerce courses are bookkeeping, shorthand, and typing. What to debit and what to credit is the familiar guestion heard from room 206—the bookkeeping class. This gues¬ tion among others is solved and un¬ folded by our capable new teacher, Mr. Henry Paloncy. Learning to hit the right keys with speed is the ambition of every student leaving typing class. This year under the direction of our new teacher bonus assignments were organized. The stu¬ dents had guite a let down when their scores were changed from gross words to net words, but the speed started up once again. (Shorthand characters) o . — - O Such Greek!! This is how we felt the first few weeks of shorthand class. After we became accustomed to Mr. Gregg ' s fine system, it became a real challenge to us all to solve the mystery of our own shorthand. The commerce course will be very helpful to us in our community lives, even though some of us may not enter the business field, for it can be used in our everyday life of family budgets, letters, and note taking in college. Top: Ruth Klinger records for bookkeeping class. Center: Charlotte Wilbur takes dictation from Mr. Paloncy. Bottom: Pat Smith types a perfectf?) copy. T-Square — Hot Rods — ? Any boy or girl who wants to become acquainted with everything from " nuts " to " bolts " and " T " squares to drawing pencils is given the opportunity of en¬ rolling in industrial art courses. These courses are under the direction of Walter Wolever and Jim Hinga. Students of shop and mechanical drawing may start out with a simple letter lining exercise and end the course by drawing a complicated machine lay¬ out. Also in the drawing classes, after he has learned the first part success¬ fully, the student can learn the basic fundamentals of advanced machine lay¬ out and simplified form of architectural drawing. It takes a great deal of per¬ sonal aptitude to succeed in this version of industrial art. The mechanical drawing classes help in projects around the school by en¬ graving and lettering certain docu¬ ments, and the seniors have done some special engraving for the Annual. An¬ other important project is the work on stage sets for class and other plays given by the school. After a course of mechanical drawing those who have successfully completed the require¬ ments can obtain jobs which would not ordinarily be possible if it had not been for the excellent training in the indus¬ trial art classes. Many times during the year one can see cars of all shapes, sizes, forms, and especially ages in various stages of repair at the back of the school. Auto¬ mobile repair is only one of the many, many ways in which the boys and girls may on occasion spend their time in the shop. The school has purchased the best machinery money can buy —drill presses, lathes, and jig, to mention a few. The shop is equipped with one of the most complete sets of power and hand tools of any school in the state for its size. If a student needs any tool for his work, he can find it in the shop ' s complete storeroom. Top: Bob Duncan in mechanical drawing. Center: " Something wrong? " Bottom: Alvie Light works at the metal lathe. Industrial Arts Home Economics Carbohydrates — Child Psychology — Etiquette? Edi Kennedy and Don Astell preparing a full course meal at 8 o ' clock in the morning. Home economics is one of the most useful courses, not only to the girls, but to the boys as well. For it is here that future homemakers often meet with their most lasting impressions. The studies in this field, taught by Mrs. Ruth Hamlin, will affect our home, the center of our community life. This department includes foods, sewing, child care, nursing and house management. Foods includes cooking from the breakfast egg to the full course dinner. How we enjoyed eating our own concoctions after the suspense of awaiting the cooking processes! The delicious aromas which wafted upward made others envious of our opportunities. Child care was taught by actual practice with young active children. We could not tell who was more timid, the little children or the student observers. Many a lesson was learned from these pre-school children which will be of help in our families or in social services later in life. Sewing, classed as a useful art, borders on the fine arts in its study of line, color, and design. We feel our time was well spent on the course of home economics as taught by Mrs. Hamlin and the able assistants from Purdue who were under her guidance. Page 44 Linoleum Blocks — Surrealism — Figurines Art Bottom: Rosie Tetrault sculp¬ tures. Top: John Davis is making a leather belt in Art. This year the art students, under the helpful hand of Mrs. Gwen Hammer, have undertaken many new projects. Some of the interesting sub¬ jects offered to them were oil painting, soap carving, sculpturing, and shell jewelry. Mr. A1 Flamia, a graduate student of Purdue, has cer¬ tainly been a wonderful help to the students in leatherwork. With his assistance they made their own billfolds, belts, and purses. The yearly custom of the art classes of making stencils for decorating senior skirts and cords was again in evidence. When warm weather came in the spring, it seemed to liven up the class guite a lot. The students went out into the open air and sketched landscapes and outdoor scenery. The whole school is grateful to the art students for their aid whenever decorations are needed for a dance or a social affair of the school. They really do a beautiful job, and it is certainly appreciated. They are also a big help when it comes to publicity for the school plays as stu¬ dent posters are exhibited in many store win¬ dows. The art class has always been greatly appreciated throughout the school, and we know it will continue that way with Mrs. Ham¬ mer ' s expert guidance. Page J 5 Page J 6 Band and Orchestra Crowds are cheering at the half as the Scarlet and Gray band marches gloriously onto the field. With its spectacular formations and inspiring melodies, the West Side band spurs our team on to victory. This organization under the competent direction of Mr. Marshall Howenstein, is always willing to supply us with fine music at all our football and basketball games, at contests, and our Annual Spring Concert. Our majorettes are doing well as they add sparkle with their flashy batons. " Howie " has done a very good job in training his sixty-three members. All those in Mrs. Mueller ' s an d Miss Sinks ' fifth hour classes are familiar with " Howie ' s " marching feet as the instrumentalists industriously play with the sound waves. At contests, these musicians have a chance not only to show their own ability, but to learn from others, as well. As the band plays on the field, and when it returns from the contest with those blue, first-division ribbons and medals, we know for sure that, as usual, we have a band of the usual high standards. ■w " One! Two! Ready! Play! " With " Howie ' s " famous last words and a rap of the baton, the orchestra is gliding through another melodious composition. The many strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion are combined skillfully with Mr. Marshall Howenstein ' s directions. After his " Sound your A " , accompanied by the occasional squeak of a string, the usual reply to your first chair player is " Let ' s hear your G.” Even though such unharmonious strains may issue forth at first, they are quickly followed by real music. This year the orchestra played " Sleigh Ride " as its novelty number. The instruments were accompanied by jingling sleigh bells and the crack of a whip. Some other numbers were " Showboat, " " Rosamunde Overture, " and " The Dream of Olwen. " The orchestra always presents us with fine music at the Annual Spring Concert and the orchestra contest, where it is accustomed to winning blue ribbons with first division ratings. Along with the players, much credit goes to Mr. Howenstein for his organization. Ptiyc J 7 l J uye J(8 Choral Groups GIRLS ' GLEE CLUB Melodies lloat through the hall as the Girls ' Glee Club sings during fifth hour. Under the expert direction of Mrs. Helen Howenstein the girls have sung for many of the school activities. Dressed in maroon and white vestments, they sang for the Easter convocation, " Dear Lord and Father of Mankind " , and also a choral Amen. The girls were also entitled to go to the Spring Festival which was held this year at Frankfort, April the 13th. The qualifications were that all girls who were not in chorus could go provided they learned the chorus festival music. The Spring Festival held at Morton audi¬ torium, April the 10th, found the Girls ' Glee Club singing a group of four songs which were " Into the Night " , " Nocturne " , " Let There Be Song " , and " Clavelitos " . CHORUS The mixed chorus is the largest of the singing groups and has contributed to many of the programs at school. They are under the direction of Mrs. Helen Howenstein. In the fall the chorus begins its school year by sending some of its members to state contest at Indianapolis. The people that go must be familiar with the songs that were sung last spring at District Festival. Later on in the fall a group was selected to go to Indianapolis to receive special train¬ ing in music. Many helpful ideas were learned there. The familiar Christmas carols were sung by the chorus at the Christmas convo. Songs sung this year were " Jingle Bells " and " Christmas Snows of Sweden " . The beginning of the second semester found the chorus busily preparing for five important events that come in the spring. This year the chorus had the opportunity to sing with Lafayette Civic Symphony orches¬ tra under the direction of Percy Grainger on April the 3rd. The chorus joined with the Jefferson High School chorus to sing Mr. Grainger ' s " Tribute to Stephen Foster " . On April the 10th the chorus presented its annual spring festival of songs at Morton Auditorium joining in with the Glee Clubs, Band, and Orchestra to complete the pro¬ gram. A few days later the chorus traveled to Frankfort to participate in the District Festival at Frankfort, Indiana. In May the P.T.A. had the opportunity of hearing the fifty boys and girls that make up the chorus sing a tribute to Romberg with songs such as " One Alone " , " Desert Song " , and " Softly as in a Morning Sun¬ rise " , making up the music. The chorus also sang a special number and the school song for graduation. BOYS ' GLEE CLUB The Boys ' Glee Club, also directed by Mrs. Howenstein, has completed its fourth year at Senior High School and undoubtedly will continue for many more. Singing in the Boys ' Glee Club is a prerequisite for mem¬ bership in the mixed chorus. The Glee Club consists of thirty-five boys, but only twenty-five became chorus members. During the first semester the Boys ' Glee Club rehearsed two days a week and one day a week throughout the second semester. Their music consists of chorus numbers and special numbers for the Spring Choral Fes¬ tival held in April. Besides participating in the Spring Choral Festival held at Morton, they traveled to Frankfort for the District Choral Festival. I ' ll!ye 9 Top, left —Majorettes, left to right: B. Bible, E. Kennedy, L. Barrett, and B. Beck. Bottom, left —Senior Girls ' Trio, left to right: J. Heusel, V. Barnes, and R. Enos. Top, right —Senior Boys ' Quartet: H. Carr, B. Hill, D. Allen, and W. Potter. Bottom right —String Ensemble: S. Raub, S. Williamson, M. Freeman, N. Hocking, M. Patterson, and ]. Lakin. STRING ENSEMBLE The string ensemble has been in much demand as a source of entertainment and as a delightful background of banguet music. Its programs have been presented before the Rotary and Exchange Clubs and as a part of the Commencement exercises in nearby towns. The Ensemble will also provide the music for the final appearance of the Class of 1951 at Fowler Hall. Members of the en¬ semble are: Joanne Lakin, piano; Norman Hocking, first violin; Sue Williamson, second violin; Margaret Ann Freeman, viola; and Mike Patterson, cello. TRIO AND QUARTET Music plays an important role in the lives of the students at Senior High. Not only do the students belong to the various musical organizations such as Girls ' and Boys ' Glee Clubs, Band, Chorus, and Orchestra, but Page 50 many times they organize into musical groups themselves. Two of these such groups are the ' ' Harmonairs, ' ' a trio made up of senior girls, and the Senior Boys ' Quartet. The Harmonairs were organized in the fall of 1949 and they are composed of Jean Heusel, Virginia Barnes, and Ruth Enos. The trio has sung for many programs in and out¬ side of school activities. Last year the trio went to district contest and won a first division rating and a second division rating at state contest. The Seniors Boys ' Quartet is composed of Dick Allen, Walt Potter, Willard Hill, and Harry Carr. Though just organized last year they have already made a name for them¬ selves around Senior High. They have sung for guite a few school activities, some of them being the annual talent show in the fall, last year ' s graduation dance, and the football dinner. Physical Education Peripheral Vision — " Once around the track " GIRLS ' PHYSICAL EDUCATION Arrows fly; soon girls dash after the lost ones and gaze at the per¬ fect hits. Archery is the girls ' next- to-favorite activity in physical edu¬ cation. The freshmen and sopho¬ mores are thus occupied with vari¬ ous interesting games during the spring and fall. The favorite of all is softball. Miss Bernice Fites also teaches them fast moving sports, such as speedball and soccer. Volleyball develops good teamwork. Depend¬ ing on the weather, the girls do some tumbling and track. PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR BOYS In the spring and fall there is always some sort of activity on the practice field. Under the super¬ vision of Mr. Straley the freshmen and sophomores are busy at touch football, basketball, softball, track and field, volleyball, soccer, and golf instructions. These athletics are given to students for the oppor¬ tunity to engage in cle an, vigorous, and healthful games. It teaches them a wide variety of physical skills that promotes better coordi¬ nation, more competitive spirit, and good sportsmanship. During the winter months, health and safety are taught in the classrooms. Intramural sports are offered to those who fail to make the varsity team. Mr. March and Mr. Fites pro¬ vide very good leadership in bas¬ ketball in the winter and softball in the spring. Page 51 Rock of Gibraltar . . . Gab session . . . Ladies first . . . Den for Devils ... A nickel for love . . . Sunshine gal . . . Artists . . . Linda . . . Half nelson . . . ' S Wonderful .... Buddies . . . Why, Paula! . . . Gee, Seniors! . . . Smile .... Dean . . . " Achy ' ' . . . B. T. O. . . . Honey Bun . . . Men of Distinc¬ tion . . . Hmm, what ' s good? . . . W. L. Peaches . . . Say " Cheese " . . . Red Devil. t’age o ' . Clubs EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES .busy busy . . . selling cokes . . . de¬ signing programs . . . " have you bought an Annual? " . . . decorating for mixers . . . clean¬ ing up . . . having fun in mad confusion. Page 53 GIRLS ' CLUB TTB Girls ' Club officers —Seated, lelt to right: Linda Speer, president; and Mary Bayley, treasurer. Standing: Carol Snelling, secre¬ tary; Miss Coulter and Miss Sinks, co¬ sponsors; and Joan Risk, vice president. The Girls ' Club is one of the most important organizations in school in that it offers not only fun and good training for each girl, but also because of its services to the students, faculty, and school. This year the club was under the leadership of president, Linda Speer; vice president, Joan Risk; secretary, Carol Snelling; and treasurer, Mary Bayley, who have all worked closely together and with the club members for the successful and entertaining year that was enjoyed. The sponsors. Miss Ruth Sinks and Miss Belle Coulter, also worked a great deal and were always ready to give advice and suggestions when needed. The " Back to School " Dance began the Girls ' Club activities for the year. A fall highlight was the crowning of the 1950 Football Queen on the football field. In connection with sports, the Ways and Means committee sold candy at both football and basketball games; this provided the main source of income. The Christmas project was making the holiday an enjoyable one for an underprivileged Lafayette family with twelve children. The new year was begun with the thrilling crowning of the Basketball Queen on the Purdue Fieldhouse floor. On February 20 the girls entertained their fathers at the annual Father-Daughter Banquet which carried the theme, " The Perils of Pop " . At the close of the basketball season the team, coaches, and cheerleaders were honored at a Basketball Banquet. The Easter services brought school to a close for spring vacation. With the Hi-Y, the Girls ' Club planned the Vccational Conference which lasted fcr one week in April. In May the girls attended the Gold Diggers Ball and the officers for next year were presented. A wonderful year closed with the installation of new officers at the Mothers Tea and Style Show on June 5. Page 5 If This year ' s officers of Hi-Y. Row One, left to right: John Jackson, secretary; Tom Blood- good, president; Harlan Bullard, vice presi¬ dent. Row Two: Don Meyer, treasurer; Eric Greenfield, sergeant-at-arms; and Mr. Evans, sponsor. Hi-Y... " To create, maintain, and extend through¬ out the school and community the high stand¬ ards of Christian character " symbolizes the creed of one of the largest organizations for high school boys in the United States. With their creed always in their minds the boys with Howard A. Evans, sponsor, are learning how to develop spiritually. With the help of Mr. Evans and the Hi-Y leaders the members are also progressing toward a general vocational understanding for them¬ selves. The boys also have a well rounded recreational program for their use during the year. This is evident by the fine times the boys have at their meetings at school and at other places. All of these elements go together to give the boys an opportunity to acguire and display leadership ability in school and through life. The Hi-Y was, as usual, guite prominent in the activities at school. The club had the big job of operating the coke concession at the home games and they also handed out programs and served as ushers at the games. During the year the Hi-Y sponsored several mixers and dances. They also had picnics, this year an enjoyable one at Crawfordsville. During the school year a district conference was held at South Bend. Quite a few new members were properly initiated into the or¬ ganization in January. With the Girls ' Club, the Hi-Y boys co¬ operated in arranging the Easter convocation and the all-school vocational conference. L.J . trr Par r r 5 . . . Ahea Ahea Club officers, pictured left to right: Mrs. Hamlin, sponsor; Lois Freise, vice pres¬ ident; Ruth Pence, president; Sara Law, secretary; and Marilyn Meyer, treasurer. The Ahea Club has had many varied, interesting programs and meetings this year under the capable guidance of President Ruth Pence and Sponsor Mrs. Ruth Hamlin. On October 5, a picnic and scavenger hunt at Murdock Park set the year off to a grand start. The rousing games played here and at the regular rough initiation for new members on October 30, bring back many humorous memories. November 22 saw the cafeteria filled with the dungarees and gingham dresses of the Square Dance. The Folka-Whirlers provided the background music for an evening filled with lots of fun. The Christmas Party on December 20 had a book review and gift exchange for its seasonal program. One of the year ' s highlights was a style show of new spring and summer McCall patterns featured at the special meeting on January 18. The clothes were modeled by the girls and viewed by eager Ahea members and their mothers. At the Pot Luck Supper held on February 14, Mrs. Hamlin told about her interesting summer trip West. Then the long-awaited annual Shamrock Ball on March 9 saw all the happy couples dancing to the lilting strain of Bob Brass and his orchestra. It was a welcomed sight to see the girls in gay, whirling formals and the boys in dress suits for a change. A panel discussion on dating was the entertainment enjoyed at the joint Ahea-Hi-Y meeting on April 19, which everyone found very timely. And last, but by no means least, the Mothers ' Tea with its installation of new officers and delightful program was the final meeting held on May 24. The officers and executive committee have worked very hard on planning this year ' s profitable programs. So ended another rich, full year for the Ahea Club. Speech Aits officers this year, left to right: Mrs. Mueller, sponsor; Mary Bayley, secretary; Jack Schaupp, president; Alice Hadley, treasurer; and Mary Sicer, vice president. Speech Arts ... One of the most active clubs in the school is the Speech-Arts Club. One reason for this is that membership is open to all the students regardless of what year of school they are in, and it is open to both boys and girls. Its membership is quite large, numbering 150 in all. The club has been well directed by its able executive committee consisting of Jack Schaupp, Mary Sicer, Mary Bayley, Alice Hadley, Joan Van Buskirk, and Pat Albjerg. This group with the faculty spon¬ sor, Mrs. Harriett Mueller, has done an excellent job with the club. A new system of giving awards to active members has been put into use for the first time. A definite number of points is given for crew work, parts in plays, participation in speech contests, appearing on the radio program " Citizens of Tomorrow Speak " , and other speech activities. On the program for the ' 50- ' 51 season were three one-act plays, " Balcony Scene " , " Dust of the Road " , a Christmas play, and " The Tenth Word " , one radio program each week, an oratorical contest, in which Pat Albjerg and Jack Schaupp took first and second places, respectively, the state forensic contest, and last, but most important, the three-act play " The Bishop ' s Mantle " . Speech-Arts has succeeded again this year in giving its members a varied program of activities in which to take part. I ' aye 57 G. A. A. Miss Bernice Fites, sponsor of the Girls ' Athletic Association, provided a very interesting program this year for the G. A. A. members. Their schedule included volleyball, speedball, archery, basketball, soccer, and baseball. G. A. A. also sponsored bowling on Saturday mornings this year. One very interest¬ ing activity of the G. A. A. was a Play- day at Crawfordsville. Several high schools sent girls who wished to perfect their skill in volleyball and basketball. Ruth Klinger, President of G. A. A., has well fulfilled her duties, being assisted by Betty Bible, vice president; Gwen Clanin, secretary; and Janice Alenduff, treasurer. G. A. A. has sponsored sev¬ eral mixers, and the pencil machine which was installed in the library last year is still in use. G. A. A. officers, left to right: Betty Bible, vice president; Miss Fites, sponsor; Ruth Klinger, presi¬ dent; Janice Alenduff, treasurer; and Gwen Clanin, secretary. ] l ige 58 Page 59 West Side athletes have long been noted as clean, all around, fine sports¬ men. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that West Side has an organ¬ ization knowns as the W. L. Club or Lettermen ' s Club. This group, with Gor¬ don Straley as sponsor, attempts to maintain a spirit of cooperation and good sportsmanship among the teams and between the players. This year the club sponsored a dance after one of the games. They also had a picnic and several other social gath¬ erings. But the outstanding feature of this year ' s program, as in other years, was the presentation of the annual " Improved Player Award " to a member of the " A " and " B " sguads. Any boy who wears a letter of a major sport, that is, baseball, football, basketball, and track, displays good personal habits, and plays a reguired length of time is eligible for the club and for the award. These awards present an incentive for the boys to play a fine, clean game so that West Side can continue to keep its honorable record. This year ' s award went to Bob Nichols. W. L. Club This year ' s Lettermen ' s Club officers, left to right: Ed Bottum, secretary-treasurer; Walt Potter, vice president; and Don Meyer, president. Scarlette ... The most important spokesman of our school and its activities is our school paper, the Scarlette. It has clearly voiced its opin¬ ions on a gym-auditorium, correct conduct after the Jeff-West Side football game, the Honor Society, the Ahea Rummage Sale, the various fund-raising drives, and many other important topics of interest to all. The Scar¬ lette has also recorded all of the outstanding events of the entire school year—basketball and football games, the tourneys, track and wrestling meets. Girls ' Club, Ahea and Hi-Y Dances, mixers sponsored by the various groups, dinners, meetings, and luncheon meetings, scholarship and contest winners. The Scarlette Tri-Editors planning the school news¬ paper. Left to right: Bob Nichols, Vivian York, and Mary Sicer. Pape 60 the Junior Class, the Senior Class, and Speech Arts plays. These comprised some of the many important news articles submitted. The Feature Staff of the Scarlette also dis¬ played its many talents this year. " Big Shots " features the outstanding seniors and " The Scarlette Congratulates " and " The Scarlette Comments " have recognized high achieve¬ me nt or unusual ability of the students and faculty. " Jazz Mood " features the latest on modern music and recordings. " Grapevine " always keeps us up with the latest gossip. " Sportslights " and the Sports page thorough¬ ly cover the sports field. There are always informative editorials and other cute features to interest us, such as " Wandering Wabbit " and " Jr. High Corner " . Journalism was offered for a second year and under the able guidance of Mr. Ellis Hop¬ kins, the Scarlette sponsor, has trained stu¬ dents for the writing, editing, and general make-up of the Scarlette. The two staffs published eight issues in all during the year. We, the Scarlette editors of 1950-51, also wish to thank the many other fine staffs which help publish the Scarlette. These are Pho¬ tography, Projects, Art, Activities, Business, Circulation, and Advertising. We would also like to express our sincere appreciation to the La fayette Printing Company, to Professor Gretchen A. Kemp of Indiana University, and to Ellis Hopkins, who as printers, advisor, and sponsor were also instrumental in the publishing of our paper. Scarlet and Gray Ed Bottum, Editor Mary Bayley, Assistant editor We, the editors of the 1951 Scarlet and Gray, extend our appreciation and thanks to our adviser, Miss Ruth Sinks, and to the entire staff who have worked hard to produce this book. We have attempted to make our An¬ nual a complete record of school events and hope it will serve for many years to come to bring back happy memories to all who look herein. Ed Bottum, Editor Mary Bayley, Ass ' t Editor SPORTS John Davis, editor John Jackson Jim Allen Ruth Klinger Lois Cohen Joan Risk Ruth Pence PHOTOGRAPHY Don Trenkle John Peterson LAYOUT Sarah Roberts Mary Sicer Carol Snelling Marjorie Nelson Sis Bauman BUSINESS MANAGER Tom Bloodgood ACTIVITIES Ruth Pence, editor Martha Sammons, editor Don Meyer Lou Ann Terry Emalie Heyerdahl FEATURES Nan Bloodgood, editor Doris Dejonge CALENDAR Joan Risk Elizabeth Dunham LITERARY Sara Selby, editor Ruth Enos, editor Marjorie Moore Lydia Heim Joanne Newmark Charlotte Wilbur Virginia Britt Dean Rothenberger CIRCULATION Marilyn Smith, editor Virginia Britt Marcia Cerny Bill Hill Jim Davis Vivian York Janet Morrison ADVERTISING Joanne Cowell, editor Meredith Smith, editor Anne Brundage Harlan Bullard Virginia Barnes • 1 1 1 TOT 1 lW)l 11 ' | X ' J. liwlaL i g| L44 ' JKmSr . 1 The Den ... The Board of Education, realizing the need of a Recreational Center, gave permission for the use of the school cafeteria as a meeting place for the Red Devils ' Den. The Den is a separate organization, and not a part of school, for the recreation of the students. This year the Den began showing movie serials as a new form of entertainment. These movies, the " Iron Claw " and the " Master Key " have been wel¬ comed with much enthusiastic cheers. Another new means of entertainment was the purchase of a small pool table which has been in constant use by the pool experts. One end of the cafeteria remained clear of tables and chairs for those who wished to dance. The remainder of the room was used for ping-pong, pool, and " Scramble " , a marble game. The members have the opportunity to buy various kinds of candy and gum and also ice cream from the Den. The Den is sponsored and chaperoned by Mr. Eddy and Mr. Bush and is functioned by twelve student board members. These board members were elected from each class by the student body. These in turn elected their own officers. Any student who pays the membership fee may take part in Den activities. We are sure the Den will continue to fulfill the recreational needs of the students. Den officers, pi ctured lett to right: Carole Hudlow, vice president; Mr. Eddy, sponsor; Karlene Counsman, secretary; Nan Bloodgood, president; and Judy Eaton, treasurer. Page 62 Student Council... The activities of this year ' s Student Council have been many. Tom Bloodgood was chairman of a com¬ mittee which purchased and presented a blanket to the basketball team. Two very interesting convoca¬ tions were sponsored by the Council. Four movies were chosen by the council to be shown to Activity Ticket holders. The members also sponsored a mixer, ushered at all the convocations, and the Jefferson vs. West Side basketball game. The members of the Council are as follows: the editor of the Scarlet and Gray; the tri-editors of the Scarlette; the Senior, Junior, Sophomore, and Fresh¬ man Classes ' delegates; the head cheer leader; and the presidents of the Senior Class, Girls ' Club, Junior Class, Ahea Club, Speech-Arts Club, Girls ' Athletic Association, and Technical Equipment Crew. All of the things done by the Student Council to make our school a better place to learn and play have been under the capable direction of Mr. David March, sponsor; Ed Bottum, president; Jose ' Ribares, vice president; and Tom Bloodgood, secretary-treasurer. Heading the representatives of the student body are left to right: Jose ' Ribares, vice president; Mr. March, sponsor; Tom Bloodgood, secretary-treasurer; Ed Bottum, president. Page 6 ' 6 ‘ National Honor Society Membership in the National Honor Society, which was organized in West Lafayette High School in 1935, is awarded each year to out¬ standing members of the graduating class. The faculty selects 15% of the class on the basis of scholarship, leadership, charac¬ ter, and service. These students must have an index of 5.0 to be eligible for the Society. Out of the thirty seniors scholastically qualified for the honor the following fifteen were chosen: Elizabeth Bauman Mary Bayley Nan Bloodgood Tom Bloodgood Ed Bottum Tom DeVries Elizabeth Dunham Don Meyer Marvin Miller Ruth Pence Jose ' Ribares Joan Risk Sarah Roberts Mary Sicer Linda Speer l‘fll 0 (ill Everytime we see a movie in the Cafeteria, hear a record at a school dance, or put on a play we can count on a T.E.C. member doing his job for the school. Walter Wolever, industrial arts instructor, selects twelve boys with above average scho¬ lastic standing, interest and special aptitude in mechanics, radio and electronic fields, and an eagerness to learn more about these fields. These twelve boys are picked from all four years and are trained by Mr. Wolever and the other members with more experience. A hi gh sense of responsibility is required of a member to insure the safety of the ex¬ pensive equipment. The boys on the crew receive no academic credit for all the work and study it takes to make a success of their job, but they do receive very valuable train¬ ing in the field in which they are particularly interested. Each boy who successfully serves and completes one semester on the T.E.C. receives a Technical Equipment Crew recognition key. So as we eagerly watch the movies, enjoy the records at the dances and the Den, make records of our voices in Speech Class, let ' s think of the work and training that the boys of the T.E.C. go through before we are able to enjoy this phase of our school life. Page e 5 T. E. C. T.E.C. officers are from left to right: Jerry Poel, secretary-treas¬ urer; Mr. Wolever, sponsor; and Don Trenkle, president. Cheaper By The Dozen Cheaper by the Dozen Directed by Miss Mary Bushong Bill .. . Jean Evans Student Director, Arlene Rogers Fred.. Chal Fowler Anne.. Alice Hadley Cast Lillian . ....Jane Oderkirk Mr. Gilbreth. ......Dick Carter Martha.. ... Pat Smith Mrs. Gilbreth. ..Marilyn Miller Mrs. Fitzgerald. .... .Gretchen Risk Ernestine. ... Karlene Counsman Dr. Burton. ..Dave Jonah Frank... ..Jamie Jamison Joe... Bob Koenig Jackie . Tom Harshbarger Miss Brill .Joanne Lakin Dan. ..Nathan Ellis Larry. . Noble Kizer The Bishop ' s Mantle The Bishop ' s Mantle Directed by Mrs. Harriett Mueller Student Director, Patricia Albjerg Cast Hilary..Jack Schaupp Dick.John Peterson Hastings..David Jonah J. V. Dunn.. .John Bundy Mr. Alvord. Dean Rothenberger Lex. .Joan Van Buskirk Miss Mowbray..Madge Bachman Mrs. Reed.Mary Sicer Samantha Adams..Barbara Porter Maudie Dunn..Gretchen Risk Miss Hettie Breckinridge.Mary Freel Mary Perkins McComb..Ruth Walerstein George Washington Slept Here Directed by Miss Ruth Sinks Student Directors: Sara Selby and Lois Freise Cast Mr. Kimber.....Bob Nichols Newton Fuller..John Davis Annabelle Fuller...Joan Risk Madge Fuller..Sarah Roberts, Helen Lecklitner Steve Eldridge...Bill Hill Katie . .Lou Ann Terry, Ruth Klinger Mrs. Douglas.Mary Sicer, Joanne Cowell Clayton Evans..Jim Davis Rena Leslie.. ...Edith Kennedy Hester .Jean Heusel Raymond ..Tom Harsbarger (Class of ' 54) Uncle Stanley.John Peterson Legget Frazer..John Jackson Tommy Hughes..Mike Patterson Sue Barrington.Charlotte Wilbur Miss Wilcox.....Virginia Barnes Mr. Prescott.Dean Rothenberger, Dick Allen SPORTS .where we learn the sportsmanship and co-operation which are essential to the progress of OUR TOWN. Page 68 Sports FOOTBALL QUEEN HELEN LECKLITNER, Football Queen 1951 Her attendants Sis Bauman, Karlene Counsman, Lois Freise, Carole Page 70 Hudlow, and Sheryl Lingle. i I I BASKETBALL QUEEN LOIS FREISE, Basketball Queen 1951 Her attendants Mary Bayley, Karlene Counsman, Helen Lecklitner, Sonia Van Pelt Page 71 Football . . . All Set, Ready, Hike! This year West Side has had one of the greatest football seasons in its history. We were undefeated until our last game in which we lost by one point to our old rival, Jefferson. On our schedule were some of the toughest teams in the state. The Devils started the season by out¬ running Elwood, 34-26, but our spirits were dampened when Byron Lutz cracked his collar bone in the second guarter. He was on the bench until the last two games. jack Schaupp returned a kick-off for a thrilling 75 yard touchdown and Chuck Craw clinched the game with a 60-yard dash across the goal line. The second game of the season we shut out St. Mary ' s, 26-0. Schaupp led the scoring with two touchdowns. The newly installed lighting system took a twenty minute rest during the third guarter while the W. L. fans serenaded each other. The Scarlet gridders beat Washington of Indianapolis, 20-13. Fine wide running by Chuck Craw and steady ground gaining Paye 72 thrusts of Bill Ellis and Sonny Miller teamed up with some more fine open field blocking by our linemen to down the Washington eleven. Red Devils hung up their fourth consecutive victory as they defeated Crawfordsville, 26- 12. A razzle-dazzle play that resulted in a touchdown was John Jackson ' s long pass to Tom Bloodgood, who lateraled to Bob Martin, his running mate at the other flank, who covered the remaining yardage. Schaupp decided the tilt with a ninety yard romp down the sidelines. The combined forces of Miller, Ellis, and Craw hammered out a seventy-five yard drive without losing the football, for a touchdown by Ellis. W. L. routed Columbus for a fifth win, 27-12. The talent of the line veterans, Jose ' Ribares, John Peterson, Bob Hardin, and Co-captains Don Meyer and Jim Davis, showing up in this game plus the workhorse job turned in by Fullback Sonny Miller allowed the Scarlets to roll up two hundred and sixty yards while holding the Bulldogs to a meager eight. I Can ' t Find My Shoulder Pads Scarlets dumped the New Castle Trojans, 22 to 0. The Red Devils chopped off New Castle ' s victory- string of seven games with a terrific blocking, tackling, and solid running game. It was one of the big games of the season, both teams being unde¬ feated, but we soon proved our superiority. We crowned our " football gueen " , Helen Lecklitner, at the half and that really topped the game off. The Red Devils took over eighth place in the United Press " Big Ten " . Next we posted a seventh win by beating Frankfort, 39-18. The " var¬ sity " had almost no trouble in shov¬ ing the Nighthawks aside, and as a result the reserve forces took a large amount of the Frankfort attack. Sonny Miller and Tom Welton were our running stars with Sonny hanging up three touchdowns and Tom connect¬ ing for a pair. The next game W. L. traveled to Seymour, the South Central titlists, and beat them 19-7. It was a rainy, muddy night which probably slowed down the Owls passing attack but it did not affect West Side ' s running game. The victory brought both good and bad news since the next Thurs¬ day night we would play Jeff, and Tom Bloodgood, a regular wingman, severely twisted his knee. Byron Lutz, playing his first game after recover¬ ing from his cracked collar bone, was taken out in the third quarter after a recurrence of the injury. Chuck Craw scored two touchdowns. We were undefeated with a string of eight games and all ready for our final big game of the season with Jefferson who was now first in State on the U. P. poll. Jeff won with a heart-breaking score of 7-6. They struck with their usual swiftness in the first quarter of the game to make their touchdown. The Red Devils stole the entire third period from their hosts when they marched 88 yards with the kick-off. We were penalized five yards and Tom Welton ' s placement from the seven was both wide and short. First row, left to right: B. Livingstone, J. Davis, D. Meyer, D. Allen, T. Bloodgood, G. Bradley, B. Ellis, and J. Jackson, and Coach Straley. Third row: J. Rosser, E. Greenfield, B. Martin, T. Riley. Second row: Ass ' t Coach Hinga, B. Lutz, B. Hardin, D. DenUyl, T. Jenkins, H. Carr, B. Hill, W. Potter, and M. Miller, ]. Ribares, J. Peterson, E. Bottum, D. Astell, J. Fox. FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 1950 OPPONENT W.L. EL WOOD ... 26 34 ST. MARY ' S ... 0 26 WASHINGTON (Ind ' apolis). 13 20 CRAWFORDSVILLE 12 26 COLUMBUS 12 27 NEW CASTLE 0 22 FRANKFORT 18 39 SEYMOUR 7 19 JEFFERSON 7 6 Coaches: Gordon Straley, Jim Hinga, David March. Captains: Jim Davis and Don Meyer. Page 74 J. Fox W. Potter J. Jackson B. Lutz M. Miller D. Astell J. Davis B. Ellis G. Bradley B. Hill E. Greenfield J. Peterson ]. Ribares J. Schaupp D. Meyer E. Bottum H. Carr B. Hardin T. Bloodqood D. Allen Page 75 Basketball Set It Up! The ' 50- ' 51 basketball team snapped back from a mid-season slump to finish the season with a 9 won and a 11 lost record and second place in the Hoosier Conference. Five of the nine games won were con¬ ference games. W. L. posted wins over Delphi, Winamac, Flora, Rossville and Attica in conference play while losing to Sheridan ' s champions. Other wins came at the hands of Lebanon, Brookston in the Monticello tournament, and Williamsport. Sonny Miller was captain of this year ' s team, and Bob Martin was the leading scorer. Underclassmen provided much needed support during the season. Jerry Felknor, Bob Martin, Ed Brant, and Sophomore Jack Nicol played an important role in the suc¬ cess of our team. ' 5 0- ' 51 basketball coaches and captain are from left to right: Asst Coach, Jim Hinga; captain, Sonny Miller; and Coach, Gordon Straley. Seated, left to right: D. Astell, B. Nichols, B. Ellis, J. Davis, W. Potter, M. Miller, and B. Lutz. Standing: B. Hill, manager; J. Felknor, E. Brant, B. Martin, J. Jamison, J. Nicol, and Coach Straley. Page 76 Major letter winners at the end of the season were: Miller, Ellis, Lutz, Davis, Nichols, Felknor, Martin, Nicol, and Potter. Returning senior lettermen were few but seniors Davis, Nichols, and Lutz came through in fine fashion. West Side lost this year to some Hoosier powerhouses in bas¬ ketball: Lafayette Jeff, Sheridan, and Rensselaer. Bob Nichols received the sportsmanship award presented at the Exchange Club banquet. Head coach Gordon Straley and his very capable assistant, Jim Hinga, should be congratulated on another fine season. Top, left: " Practicing? " Top, right: “B " Team. Lower, left to right: ]. Jamison W. Potter B. Nichols ]. Davis M. Miller B. Lutz D. Astell B. Martin B. Ellis J. Nicol Page 77 I, 2, 3, Wrestle! Wrestling The Red Devil wrestling team has had an eventful season this year, but not a too successful one because of the fact that the boys had to practice at the Y. M. C. A. Gym. The W. L. matmen beat Danville, Illinois, 29-26, and Indianapolis Ben Davis, 26-25. They tied Peru in one meet, 30-30, but later on in the season they lost to Peru, 32-16. Other losses were to Jefferson of Lafayette, 28-12; Crawfordsville, 43-8; and Decatur Central, 54-0. Eric Greenfield was considered by Mr. Bush, faculty sponsor, as West Side ' s most outstanding wrestler of the season. Eric lost only one match during the season and placed second in the sectionals at the Jeff Gym. Don Meyer, Bob Craw, Jose ' Ribares, Rodger Mullen, Paul Schwartz, and Rusty Knauer were also considered as outstanding wrestlers. All of the boys, who went out for wrestling this year, worked hard and learned much. Several boys who were not too regular this season learned well; and much will be expected of them in the future. Some of the boys in this category are David Risk, Lew O ' Reilly, and Bob Gaylord. The West Side " Grunt and Groaners " expect to be well represented again next year with Paul Schwartz, Rusty Knauer, Rodger Mullen, and Bob Craw forming the nucleus of the team. Injuries hindered Jack Schaupp and Bob Koenig, who were out for almost the entire season. Tom Jenkins was also handicapped by injuries. First row, left to right: P. Schwartz, T. Sbarounis, D. Mullen, R. Frazier, R. Koenig, D. Mackey, and D. Risk. Second row: S. Brundage, R. Knauer, R. Mullen, L. O ' Reilly, J. Ribares, and R. Craw. Third row: Student coach, S. Johnson, R. Gaylord, E. Greenfield, D. Meyer, V. Johanningsmeier, D. Carter, T. Jenkins, and Mr. Bush, coach. I’lit e 78 Get the Lead Out of Your Pants For the size of our school, West Side has shown well in most sports. Track is no ex¬ ception. Last season proved to be very suc¬ cessful. One of the highlights of the season was the Delphi Relays. We were the defending champions of the Relays, but Muncie Burris put us in second place with their strong relay teams and distance runners. John Davis set a new school record for West Side in the shot put with a toss of 47 ' 2 ' W. L. won the Hoosier Conference meet with flying colors. Ronnie Wilson won the high point man award when he placed first in the 100 yard dash and low hurdles. He also anchored the one-half mile relay team which stepped off with a first place. We are really going to miss Ronnie next season. " Boots " Oyler and John Davis each set a new record for the Hoosier Conference with " Boots " high jumping at 5 ' 9 " . The Attica Relays were another highlight and we will never forget it as one of the coldest, windiest track meets of the year. We were the winners of the Sectionals at Frankfort and placed for the Regionals with our 880 relay team consisting of Wilson, Schaupp, J. Poel, and B. Dillard. Some of the individual events that reached the Regionals were Davis in shot put, Wilson in the 220, and Martin in the mile. To make the season complete we beat Jefferson in dual meet competition for the first time in history. ...Track ' ■ ' s - Top: Byron Lutz , pole-vault. Center: Tom Bloodqood, high jump. Bottom: John Davis , shot put. ■ YELL! We had a good yelling section this year holding up West Side ' s old tradition of having an extra amount of spirit and pep. We also had a large supply of yell leading talent. Leading the long line of flying limbs and noise was Elizabeth Bauman, head cheer leader, followed by Lois Freise, Norma Ballentine, Joan Van Buskirk, and John Davis. These cheer leaders have been responsible for the different ideas on new yells and our interesting pep-sessions. A card section was formed and displayed at the Jeff-W. L. game. It was fairly success¬ ful but because of the small number of students it was discontinued. Sis Bauman, after returning from Ireland, joined the other cheer leaders soon after the football season started. This year is Sis ' third, two of which she has served as head cheer leader. It is the second year for Lois Freise after taking over for Sis when she left for Ireland. John Davis yelled during his senior year and Norma Ballentine, a junior, and Joan Van Buskirk, a sophomore, have each led yells for one year and have more fun and thrills to look forward to. MANAGERS The cleaning of the West Side field- house, handing out equipment, keeping equipment in good condition, and hand¬ ing out medical supplies are just some of the things the West Side footb all man¬ agers do during an average fall football practice. The " water boys " , as they are some¬ time known, actually carry little water in comparison to their other duties. Some of these other duties are: keep account of all equipment, lining of football field, and cleaning out lockers in the field- house. In general, one might say, " If it has to be done, the managers do it. " The track manager ' s duties resemble those of the football managers. Instead of lining the field, the track managers help maintain the track and other track equipment. The basketball and wrestling man¬ agers ' duties consist wholly of keeping account of all equipment and handing out medical supplies. Lett to right: H. Carr, T. Harshbarger, ]. Short, ]. Evans. D. Franzen, B. Duncan, J. McMullen. Pikjc 80 Wow- One more hurdle Yea W. L.! Keep the lead! Go get ' em! Eyes front Whose are which? Rinky Dinks Block that kick Page 81 w v 1 ® ■ ifl ' Calendar... September Dear Bob: Gee, I ' m sorry I haven ' t written sooner but I have been real busy around school. My latest flame is Susie, who is a real neat babe! The first doings around school were the " Kick-Off” dinner for the football squad and the " Back-to-School " Dance. On Thursday, the 14th, we got back to the old grind. We started out easy with 15 minute classes, but it soon got harder. On the 27th Susie went to the Girls ' Club ' s first meeting of the year. This was a Freshman Welcome in the form of a chili supper. The 29th was election day. We elected Junior and Senior class officers and the Student Council representatives. We have a football game about every Friday night. In the first game with Elwood, Byron Lutz cracked his collar bone. We were all sorry to see such a fine player hurt. During the St. Mary ' s game the lights failed, and we entertained ourselves by singing Good Night Irene. After every home game Susie and I go to the mixer sponsored by one of the school clubs. I guess I had better sign off now, and do my homework. Write soon. Danny Devil October Dear Bob: I received your letter today and since I had some spare time I thought I would answer. The G. A. A. and Ahea had their first meet¬ ings of the year, and so Susie has been very busy. Also the Girls ' Club and Ahea had their formal initiations recently. We both attended the first Speech-Arts meeting and the Hi-Y picnic. On the 26th and 27th the Teachers ' Asso¬ ciation furnished us with a long awaited vacation. Some of the W. L. students partici¬ pated in the All-State Orchestra and Chorus which performed for the teachers. The rest of us had a darn good time loafing. The most popular person around school lately seems to be " The Iron Claw! " Maybe I had better explain that he is the main char¬ acter in a serial being shown by the Den. The question most often asked lately is, " Who Is the Iron Claw? " At the half of the West Side-New Castle game, Helen Lecklitner was crowned the 1950 Football Queen. Boy, did she look neat! The football team chooses six candidates and the student body votes for the queen. I have to get ready for a big date with Susie now. Danny 2 . A heartbreaker. 2. Powers ' models, W. L. variety. 3. Well, it will be about six weeks. . November Dear Bob: Things around here are go ing at their usual fast pace. Our last out of town game was at Sey¬ mour. Susie went on the bus the Girls ' Club chartered, and I went with the team. Boy, the weather was lousy. It poured down rain the whole time and we played in a sea of mud. We all felt very bad when Tom Blood- good hurt his knee. As you probably heard we lost to Jeff by one heart-breaking point. Even our losing didn ' t keep us from attend¬ ing many parties and slumber parties. On the following day many of the students left school at 9:00 o ' clock without the permission of the faculty. On Saturday, the 18th, all those people who had left school returned for an ' ' extra session.” On the 6th we had a combined convocation with Jefferson and St. Francis High Schools. We were privileged to hear Paul Harvey speak on Americanism. There have been lots of social affairs to keep us busy. One Saturday night Susie and I went to the Music Boosters Carnival and on the 22nd we went to the Ahea Square Dance. Just before Thanksgiving vacation we had a student and faculty Talent Show. During vacation the gang went sledding and just messed around. I guess that ' s all for now. Danny , December Dear Bob: I thought I ' d drop you a little note to wish you Merry Christmas. The juniors all seem to be carrying out the Christmas spirit with their red hair. Maybe I had better explain that the cast of their play, Cheaper by the Dozen, are all supposed to be red-headed. The cast seems much more familiar with those they portray since Dr. Lillian Gilbreth visited them. All the clubs have had their Christmas meetings and special programs. On the six¬ teenth the Hi-Y had a dance, complete with soft music, lighted tree, and gifts. The junior candidates provided the program. The basketball season has begun and we are looking forward to some exciting games. Wrestling is gaining more popularity around school. Each meet brings out a few more spectators. After Mr. Hammer announced we could go to the Christmas Parade, he was swamped with notes asking permission to go see Santa Claus. A long awaited vacation began on the twenty-second and the weather man was nice enough to give us some snow. On the last day before vacation we had a very beautiful Christmas convocation. The Christmas story was read and members of a speech class put on a play, Dust of the Road. I ' d better close now because a gang of us are going ice skating and it is already past the time I told Susie I would pick her up. So long, Danny Don t hit me Bob. 1. Hey, Cub, 1 see some dirt. 2. Gee, Coach, tor me? . January Dear Bob: How are you coming with your New Year ' s Resolutions. I ' m finding mine harder and harder to keep. They sounded so simple when I made them but now I ' m beginning to wonder. Susie and I had a wonderful time at the " Snowflake Silhouette. " Even though it wasn ' t on New Year ' s Eve, everyone pre¬ tended that it was and celebrated at midnight. After the dance there were a lot of parties and everyone had a fine time. A lot of kids attended the New Year ' s Day tourney at Monticello. We were all very dis¬ appointed when West Side got second place. During the Rossville game, Tom Bloodgood crowned Lois Freise, the Basketball Queen. Lois and the five members of her court all looked very lovely. Speaking of lovely girls, I hear from Susie that everyone in the Ahea Club Fashion Show looked out of this world. The girls modeled clothes made from McCall patterns. The Bishop ' s Mantle has been chosen as the Speech-Arts play and tryouts are now being held. If your between semester vacation comes at the end of this month, let ' s try to get to¬ gether. See you soon, Danny February Dear Bob: I was certainly glad to see you between semesters. I sure enjoyed visiting you and were those parties fun! Our senior class recently had a big paper drive to raise some money for our Gala Week and Annual. We scoured all West Side and were able to earn a great deal of money. It was really a lot of fun. Susie has been kept rather busy lately, and I haven ' t been able to see her very much. She had a swell time at the Ahea Club Pot- luck Supper at Kathie McConnell ' s house. On the twentieth Susie took her dad to the Girls ' Club Father-Daughter Banguet. The theme was the Perils of Pop and the speaker, Reverend Joe Wick, followed it up in his en¬ tertaining speech. The student body honored our janitor, Achie, at a pep session before our tourney game. Achie retired after serving us for many years. All the students felt indebted to him, and so we presented him with a portable saw. We all are going to miss Achie very much. Our basketball season ended and we did fairly well after we got started. We had 9 wins against 11 losses and ranked second in the Hoosier Conference. We had a great dis¬ appointment in our first game in the Sec¬ tional Tourney with Klondike. With seconds to go they threw a long shot and were able to win by one small point. I took Mom to the Mother-Son Hi-Y meeting the other night. Rev. Earle gave a very inter¬ esting speech. Bye for now, Danny 1. Now she ' ll have to kiss me. 2. Signing loi the last one. 3. Look, Ma, I ' m a man. March Dear Bob: The weather here is positively horrible. March entered like a roaring lion and I sure hope that it gets tamer before too long. The Ahea Shamrock Ball was a huge suc¬ cess. Susie and I had a real swell time. After the dance there were the usual parties and open houses. The Speech-Arts play was given a couple of weeks ago and was very, very well done. Everyone was impressed with the acting talent that was displayed, and agreed that the play had been very well cast. The basketball team has been honored at three banquets lately — the Exchange Club, the Hoosier Conference, and the Girls ' Club. Susie tells me that the Girls ' Club one was the best but I ' m sure that is only because she was on the committee. Johnny DeCamp gave an interesting talk and Mr. Straley presented some awards. On the 21st we had our Good Friday Serv¬ ice. This was a very impressive service put on by the Girls ' Club and Hi-Y. Rev. Peace gave a very appropriate talk. Spring vacation! The last long vacation before summer and we were sure sorry to see it speed by so fast. Several kids took trips with their families and the rest of us just loafed. I ' d better close now as I have gobs of studying to do and the Den is open tonight. I wouldn ' t miss this chapter of the serial for anything. Danny April Dear Bob: April seems to be the busy month for the musical organizations. The Spring Concert, District Choral Festival, and the band and orchestra contests all come within a few weeks of each other. The chorus was asked to sing with Civic Orchestra in a special ar¬ rangement of songs by Stephen Foster. We were very glad to have the chance to sing under the direction of the famous musician, Percy Grainger. The annual vocational conference was held the week of the 16th. This conference is sponsored by the Girls ' Club and the Hi-Y. Each of us found out a little more about the jobs that we were interested in. The Ahea-Hi-Y meeting was lots of fun. We had loads of good food for supper, and then had a very interesting and entertaining program. After weeks and weeks of hard work the seniors finally sent the Annual to press. We were all very pleased with the job we had done but were glad to have it finished so we could turn our attention to other activities. Write soon. Danny 3. Boy! A whole week! We miss you, Achie May- Dear Bob: Only one more month of school! Won ' t it be swell when vacation finally arrives. What kind of a job do you plan to have this sum¬ mer? The seniors have kept the student body entertained this month with our convocation and play. We discovered a lot of hidden talent in the class when we presented the play. The convo gave everyone a lot of laughs and some of the jokes are still being heard up and down the halls. Things were turned topsy-turvy when Susie came after me and escorted me to the Girls ' Club Gold Diggers Ball. The boys enjoyed having the girls come after them and open the doors and so on. From what I ' ve heard the girls got a kick out of it too. On the 24th, Susie and her mom went to the Ahea Mothers ' Tea. Next year ' s officers were installed in a very impressive candle¬ light service. They had a very interesting program and, of course, delicious refresh- freshments were served. This year the seniors did something dif¬ ferent in the way of raising money. The J. C. Penney Co. agreed to let us run their store for one day. All the money we earned was donated to the treasury. In addition to making money we learned a great deal about the way a store is managed and had a lot of fun. So long, Danny June Dear Bob: The last days of school have finally ar¬ rived! We have all waited anxiously for these days but now that they are here the seniors are not sure that we want to leave. The girls in the Girls ' Club Style Show looked as if they had just stepped out of the latest fashion magazine. Both the mothers and girls left the meeting filled with ideas about their summer wardrobes. Gala Week begins tomorrow with Bacca¬ laureate. Then follows a picnic, a breakfast, a dinner, and the Prom. These events promise to fulfill all our highest expectations for Gala Week, and leave us with many pleasant memories of our high school days. The annuals were distributed the first of June. An annual signing party was held in the cafeteria and refreshments were served to those suffering from writer ' s cramp. By the time school is out everyone ' s annual will be covered with some message from his classmates. We all hate to leave dear old West Side, yet we are anxious to see what the future holds in store for each one of us. I am sure that we all have gained a great deal from cur friendships in high school, and we will always remember the good times that we have had. So long, Danny 1. My dreamboat. 2. Handing down the cords. 3. I ' ll sure miss old W. L. PATRON’S PAGE Adams Insurance Agency Lafayette Printing Co. Berry ' s Camera Shop Lister Service Station Bob ' s Five Points Service Modern Beauty Shop Britt Brothers Moore £ Kemple Hardware Co. Burnham Service Station Perry the Printer Clarks Floral Shop Red ' s Barber Shop College Inn Cafeteria Refrigeration Sales and C. T. Dye Son Lumber Co. Service, Inc. Davis Grill Reifers Furniture Co. Donald E. Speer Risk Dental Clinic East Side Cleaners Ross Gear Tool Co. Elsalyn Shop Roth Flowers F. H. Speaker Son Schnaible Drug Co. Frank ' s Place Smitty ' s Do-Nut Shop Graves Bakery Spicer-Gierke Jewelry Green Gables State Street Barber Shop Harry ' s Chocolate Shop Steigers, Inc. Hays Jewelry Company Step Inn Henderson Grocery The Foster Shop Jordan ' s Men Shop The Hogan Drug Co. Kampus Kitchen The Shook Agency Kings Unger Drug Store Lafayette Life Insurance Co. Wells-Yeager-Best Co. Wolford Shoe Rebuilding Paye 88 COMMERCIAL STUDIO COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL PUBLICATIONS Complete Photographic Service Telephone 3829 Box 804, Lafayette, Ind. Pape 89 Getting the low-down in the basement team equipment room at The SPORTSMAN THIEME WANGERIN CO. “Home of Botany Yarns” ‘Trade W ith Us And Save” 622-626 Main Street Lafayette, Indiana CHUPP JEWELERS THE MOST CHERISHED GIFT OF ALL IS JEWELRY Phone 5852 21 North 4th Street Lafayette, Indiana NEWMARKS Drive-In Market The Most Complete Food Market ” 701 Main St. Phone 5811 Store Hours—8 A.M. to 9 P.M. Daily Puye 90 Compliments of BUNDY- McNEAR INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. 320 Ferry St., Lafayette Phones 5402 and 0880 CITY SERVICE MOTOR CORP. “THE HOME OF BUICK AND CADILLAC " Lafayette, Indiana ED GRACE COMPANY, INC. Owners of Acme Plumbing Heating Co. PIPING CONTRACTORS AND ENGINEERS 215 N. 10th St., Lafayette Phones 7311 and 7312 Compliments of TRIPLE XXX ROOT BEER CHOP STEAKS FROSTS Drive In—Immediate Curb Service At 3rd and Main . OF LAFAYETTE The Store For All The Family Ted, our future business executive, trying out a new desk at .. . HAYWOOD’S 668 MAIN STREET (Greeting Cards—Gifts—Stationery DIAL 0247 COMPANY Lafayette’s Only Complete Music Store S UCE STORES, g Y=3L " t J SPERB HARDWARE, INC. 822-824 Main Slreel Lafayette, Indiana HEADQUARTERS FOR DELTA and HOMECRAFT POWER TOOLS MILLER MUSIC Parjc 92 Compliments of Where Women Love lo Shop WEAR CLEAN CLOTHES WEST SIDE CLEANERS Phone 4081 WHEELER ' S A Good Place To Eat 420 Main Street Lafayette A Real Good School IAFAYETTE BUSINESS COLLEGE J ' itopJwD ahaqsL Qo. DESOTO • PLYMOUTH Sales and Service Phone 3477 Loch ' s proudly present Miss Virginia Barnes—popular West Side High School senior—modeling a new pastel plaid of woven gingham, styled hy the same Teena Paige you read about in Seven¬ teen. The trim of this striking new sleeve¬ less dress is accented hy Ginny ' s white pique hat and white string gloves. See this and our complete selection of fresh- as-a-daisy cottons when planning your Summer wardrobe. 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