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WILMORE YEARBOOK - "TIGERS 1953"

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Above: Cover of Wilmore, Kansas, Yearbook : "Tigers 1953".

THE TIGER, 1953.

Above: THE TIGER, 1953.
Published by the Wilmore Seniors
Sponsor: Mr. Glen Booth.
Editor-In-Chief: Carmen Wilson.
Senior Editors: Jane Alley and Neta Lenertz.
Junior Editor: Barbara Fry.
Sophomore Editor: Marilynn Arnold.
Freshman Editor: Marlene Barber.
Junior High Editor: J.B. Delaney.
Grade Editors: John Little and Jim Brass.
Title Page: Charlene Dewbre.
Athletic Editors: Jane Alley, Neta Lenertz, John Little and Jim Brass.
Business Manager: Barbara Fry.


Above: FOREWORD: In presenting this 1952-53 edition of "THE TIGER", we have endeavored to give to you an everlasting picture of the life and activities, as well as the traditions, of Wilmore High School. Whatever the years may bring, the memory of this school year will be forever kept alive as you turn through the pages of this yearbook. -- SENIOR CLASS.


Above: DEDICATION: We, the Class of 1953, proudly dedicate this issue of the Tiger to Mr. Glenn Booth, our annual and class sponsor, for his untiring efforts in working on the annual and for his interest in class activities. We also wish to express our appreciation to him for the school projects he has promoted, for his leadership in maintaining a high school spirit, and above all, for being a close friend to each one of us. We sincerely thank him and wish for him much good luck and happiness in the coming years.

ADMINISTRATION

Above: ADMINISTRATION title page.

Charles W. Bish, Supt.

School Board: Lester Fry, Director; Jeanne Brass, Clerk;  Wade Zeigler, Treasurer.

Above: SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE: My heartiest congratulations to the Sponsor and the Seniors of 1953 for the publication of this fine annual. It is an excellent record of your activities of the past year, but more than that, the 1953 annual will be an inspiration to you and to all who read it in years to come.

We hope your stay here has trained you in an appreciable degree to find happiness in whatever circumstances life deals you, and to meet with serenity the enevitable problems, anxieties, even sorrows which maturity will bring you.

We thank each of you for your individual contribution in making W.H.S. a better school.

Our best wishes go with you,
Charles W. Bish, Supt.

School Board: Lester Fry, Director; Jeanne Brass, Clerk; Wade Zeigler, Treasurer.

ADMINISTRATION --

MADALINE ELWELL: English and Dramatics.  
CARL FUNK:  Music.  
GLENN R. BOOTH:  Shop and Coach, Commerce.
LEO UTT:  Math.  
WM. PEMBERTON: Science and Boys Phys. Ed.  
MARY LOU PEMBERTON:  Home Ec. and Girls Phys. Ed. 

-- (page sponsored by) COPPLE AND LYTLE,  Coldwater, Kansas.

Above: ADMINISTRATION -- MADALINE ELWELL: English and Dramatics. CARL FUNK: Music. GLENN R. BOOTH: Shop and Coach, Commerce. LEO UTT: Math. WM. PEMBERTON: Science and Boys Phys. Ed. MARY LOU PEMBERTON: Home Ec. and Girls Phys. Ed. -- (page sponsored by) COPPLE AND LYTLE, Coldwater, Kansas.

SENIORS

Above: SENIORS title page.

SENIORS --

John Little:  President 4; Athletics 1, 2, 3, 4;  Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Vice Pres. Letterman Club;  Boy's Quartet 1, 2, 3, 4.

Jane Alley:  Vice Pres. 3, 4;  Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4;  Cheerleader 2;  Homecoming Att. 3;  Girl's B. B. 3, 4.

Barbara Fry: Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4;  Pres. Pep Club 4;  Band 1, 2, 3, 4;  Girl's B. B. 3, 4; 
Treasurer 4.

Carmen Wilson:  Student Council 3, 4;  Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 4;  Girl's B. B. 3, 4;  Homecoming Queen 3.

J. B. Delaney:  Athletics 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4;  Secretary 4;  Boy's Quartet 4. 

(page sponsored by) BOWERSOCK, WILLS & POWER CO.

Above: SENIORS --
John Little: President 4; Athletics 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Vice Pres. Letterman Club; Boy's Quartet 1, 2, 3, 4.
Jane Alley: Vice Pres. 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 2; Homecoming Att. 3; Girl's B. B. 3, 4.
Barbara Fry: Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Pres. Pep Club 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl's B. B. 3, 4; Treasurer 4.
Carmen Wilson: Student Council 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 4; Girl's B. B. 3, 4; Homecoming Queen 3.
J. B. Delaney: Athletics 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Secretary 4; Boy's Quartet 4.
(page sponsored by) BOWERSOCK, WILLS & POWER CO.

SENIORS --

Neta Lenertz: Band 1, 2, 3, 4;  Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4;  Girl's B. B. 3, 4;  Reporter 4.

Marilynn Arnold:  Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4;  Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4.

Jim Brass:  Athletics 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4;  Pres. Letterman Club 4;  Boy's Quartet 4.

Charlene Dewbre:  Girl's B. B. 1, 2, 3, 4;  Glee Club 4;  Pep Club 4;  Carnival Queen 4.

Marlene Barber:  Cheerleader 1, 4;  Girl's B. B. 3, 4;  Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4.

Above: SENIORS -- Neta Lenertz: Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Girl's B. B. 3, 4; Reporter 4.
Marilynn Arnold: Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
Jim Brass: Athletics 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Pres. Letterman Club 4; Boy's Quartet 4.
Charlene Dewbre: Girl's B. B. 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 4; Pep Club 4; Carnival Queen 4.
Marlene Barber: Cheerleader 1, 4; Girl's B. B. 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4.


Above: THE SR'S. HOUR

Between the 1st and the 12th
When school days go by so fleet,
There comes a name in the school's enrollment,
That is known as the Senior's Sweet.

We hear in the gym above us,
The patter of little feet
We look in the door that is opened
And see Charlene tall and sweet.

From the hall we see in the dim light,
Descending the narrow hall stair
Grave Marilynn, and laughing Barbara
And Carmen with golden hair.

A whisper and then a silence
Yet we know by their merry eyes
John and Jim are planning together
To take us by surprise.

A sudden rush from the stairway
A sudden raid from the hall
After three doors left unguarded
J. B. entered our school house walls.

They climb the steps to the school house
O're the front and sides of the desk,
If you try to escape, they surround you,
They seem to be everyhwhere.

She almost devours him with kisses,
His arms about her suppress,
Till we think of John T. and Marlene,
In his Mouse - Tower at G.H.S.

Do you think, Ol' blue eyed Janie,
Cause you've scaled the school-house wall
Such an old joke as Dave L.
Is not a match for you all.

Neta has him fast in her fortress,
And will not let him depart
But puts Skinner into the dungeon,
In the round-tower of her heart.

And there we'll keep the Sr's, forever,
Yes, forever and a day
Till the walls shall crumble to ruin,
And molder in dust away.

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JUNIORS

Above: JUNIORS title page.

JUNIORS -- 

Front Row: (Left to Right) Mrs. Elwell, Marie Belcher, Betty Wedel, Virginia Jackson.

Back Row:  (Left to Right) G. W. Jackson, Clyde Alley.

Above: JUNIORS --
Front Row: (Left to Right) Mrs. Elwell, Marie Belcher, Betty Wedel, Virginia Jackson.
Back Row: (Left to Right) G. W. Jackson, Clyde Alley.

Look, my children, and you shall see
The Junior Class of '53.

Our most eventful day?
December 2nd in '52 --

Our rings arrived, we gave a play!
What does the future hold in store?

A banquet and fun galore!

SOPHOMORES

Above: SOPHOMORES title page.

SOPHOMORES -- 

First Row:  Glenna Belcher, Donnis Arnold, Donna Denney.

Second Row:  Mr. Utt, Harvey Barber, Larry Richardson.

Above: SOPHOMORES --
First Row: Glenna Belcher, Donnis Arnold, Donna Denney.
Second Row: Mr. Utt, Harvey Barber, Larry Richardson.

SOPHOMORE CLASS

The Sophomore Class of five
Are always full of life
The boys are two, the girls are three
But Mr. Utt is older than we.

Mr. Utt, our sponsor, gives us advice
Which we find very nice.
We, as a class, can proudly say
That he gives a hand in every way.

FRESHMEN

Above: FRESHMEN title page.

FRESHMEN --  

1st Row:   Karen Healen, Jr. Fry, Clarence Trummel, Henry Scherich.

2nd Row:  Marjorie Little, Sherry Raney, Charlotte Richardson, Mary Lee Cobb, Mr. Pemberton.

Above: FRESHMEN --
1st Row: Karen Healen, Jr. Fry, Clarence Trummel, Henry Scherich.
2nd Row: Marjorie Little, Sherry Raney, Charlotte Richardson, Mary Lee Cobb, Mr. Pemberton.

The Freshman Class is so happy and gay.
We come to school and study all day!

There are more girls than there are boys,
In class we seldom make a noise.

Mr. Pemberton is the sponsor of our class,
He sincerely hopes that we all pass.

We're truly awfully smart, And always try to do our part.

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE PICTURE -- 

Top Row:  Beth Arnold, Pat Dewbre, Karen Jackson, Charla Richardson, Stan Richardson, David Love, Charles Fruits, Mr. Carl Funk, Sponsor.

Bottom Row:  Linda Denney, Ruth Ann Baker, Floyd Barber, Larry Scherich, Earl Ward.

Above: SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE PICTURE --
Top Row: Beth Arnold, Pat Dewbre, Karen Jackson, Charla Richardson, Stan Richardson, David Love, Charles Fruits, Mr. Carl Funk, Sponsor.
Bottom Row: Linda Denney, Ruth Ann Baker, Floyd Barber, Larry Scherich, Earl Ward.

The eighth grade consists of three girls, two boys,
We are a bunch of real kilroys
We are a class with lots of spunk,
Because our sponsor is Mr. Funk.

The boys are David, Earl, and Stan,
The girls are Karen Linda and Ruth Ann.
We are a class of lots of fun
Although in life we've just begun.

ELEMENTARY

Above: ELEMENTARY title page.

Fifth And Sixth Grades -- 

Back Row:  Miss Barnett, Bill Fry, Betty Bramlet, James Moneroe (sic-Monroe), Marilyn Gregg, Marsha Bramlet. 

Middle Row:  Don Trummel, Bill Stewert, Vivian Bragg, Roy Ring, Darlene Emerson, Gene Pope, Noel Arnold, Gary Rainy (sic?), Kieth Marsh, Lois Downing, Merle Cobb. 

Front Row:  Larry Denny, Janet Barber, Dale Unrh (sic-Unruh).

Above: Fifth And Sixth Grades --
Back Row: Miss Barnett, Bill Fry, Betty Bramlet, James Moneroe (sic-Monroe), Marilyn Gregg, Marsha Bramlet.
Middle Row: Don Trummel, Bill Stewert, Vivian Bragg, Roy Ring, Darlene Emerson, Gene Pope, Noel Arnold, Gary Rainy (sic?), Kieth Marsh, Lois Downing, Merle Cobb.
Front Row: Larry Denny, Janet Barber, Dale Unrh (sic-Unruh).

Third And Fourth Grades --  

First Row: (left to right)  Jack Jackson, Jimmie Barber, Jimmie Downing, Kathleen Unruh.

Second Row: (left to right)  Rex Arnold, Joe Yost, Harlow Peaster, Nomia Pope.

Third Row: (left to right)  Lila Simpson, Judy Brown, Ricky Beeley, Gary Pepperd.

Fourth Row: (left to right)  James Marsh, Charvette Rainey (sic?), Roy Dewbre.

Fifth Row: (left to right)  Rodney Einsel, Howard Monroe, Janet White, Lanny Denny.

Sixth Row:  Miss Kyle, teacher.

Above: Third And Fourth Grades --
First Row: (left to right) Jack Jackson, Jimmie Barber, Jimmie Downing, Kathleen Unruh.
Second Row: (left to right) Rex Arnold, Joe Yost, Harlow Peaster, Nomia Pope.
Third Row: (left to right) Lila Simpson, Judy Brown, Ricky Beeley, Gary Pepperd.
Fourth Row: (left to right) James Marsh, Charvette Rainey (sic?), Roy Dewbre.
Fifth Row: (left to right) Rodney Einsel, Howard Monroe, Janet White, Lanny Denny.
Sixth Row: Miss Kyle, teacher.

First And Second Grades -- 

Front Row:  Joe Arnold, Ralph Ring, Jim Clayton. 

Middle Row:  Delynn Arnold, Bill Gregg, Doris Fry, Nancy Einsel. 

Third Row:  Betty Beeley, Sammy Trummel, Travis Baker, Jan Grace, Mike Snyder, Verna White, Charlotte Fruits.

Above: First And Second Grades --
Front Row: Joe Arnold, Ralph Ring, Jim Clayton.
Middle Row: Delynn Arnold, Bill Gregg, Doris Fry, Nancy Einsel.
Third Row: Betty Beeley, Sammy Trummel, Travis Baker, Jan Grace, Mike Snyder, Verna White, Charlotte Fruits.

ACTIVITIES

Above: ACTIVITIES title page.

Girl's Basketball -- 
Front Row: (L to R) V. Jackson, M. Barber, C. Dewbre, C. Wilson, B. Fry.  Back Row:  M. Little, N. Lenertz, J. Alley, M. Cobb, C. Richardson. 

Pep Squad -- 
Back Row: (L to R) J. Alley, D. Denney, G. Belcher, R. Baker, M. Arnold, C. Richardson, M. Barber.  

Middle Row:  M. Little, D. Arnold, M. Belcher, S. Raney, B. Arnold, L. Denney.

Front Row: V. Jackson, N. Lenertz, C. Dewbre, B. Fry, C. Richardson.  

Cheerleaders:  
Jr. High --  Karen Jackson, Pat Dewbre. 
High School; Bety Wedel, Mary Lee Cobb, Carmen Wilson.

Above: Girl's Basketball --
Front Row: (L to R) V. Jackson, M. Barber, C. Dewbre, C. Wilson, B. Fry. Back Row: M. Little, N. Lenertz, J. Alley, M. Cobb, C. Richardson.

Pep Squad --
Back Row: (L to R) J. Alley, D. Denney, G. Belcher, R. Baker, M. Arnold, C. Richardson, M. Barber.
Middle Row: M. Little, D. Arnold, M. Belcher, S. Raney, B. Arnold, L. Denney.
Front Row: V. Jackson, N. Lenertz, C. Dewbre, B. Fry, C. Richardson.

Cheerleaders
Jr. High -- Karen Jackson, Pat Dewbre.
High School -- Bety Wedel, Mary Lee Cobb, Carmen Wilson.

(page sponsored by) The Wilmore State Bank, Wilmore, Kansas.

Band --
1st row (left to right) - Beth Arnold, Ruth Baker, Carmen Wilson, Barbara Fry, Charlotte Richardson, Neta Lenertz, Mary Lee Cobb.

2nd row (left to right) - Karen Jackson, Marjorie Little, Pat Dewbre, Sherry Ranney (sic-Raney), J.B. Delaney, Marlene Barber, Linda Denney, Mr. Funk. 

Mixed Chorus -- 
1st row (left to right) - Marie Belcher, Carmen Wilson, Charlene Dewbre, Floyd Barber, Earl Ward, Hank Scherich, Clarence Trummel, Larry Scherich, Stan Richardson, Sherry Ranney (sic-Raney?), Donnis Arnold, Marilynn Arnold.

2nd row (left to right) - Mr. Funk, Donna Denney, Charlotte Richardson, Virginia Jackson, Betty Wedel, J. B. Delaney, Jim Brass, John Little, Neta Lenertz, Mary Lee Cobb, Marjorie Little, Glenna Belcher.

3rd row -- Linda Denney, Charla Richardson, Ruth Baker, Beth Arnold, Junior Fry, Larry Richardson, Harvey Barber, Clyde Alley, Jane Alley, Marlene Barber, Pat Dewbre, Karen Jackson.

Above: Band --
1st row (left to right) - Beth Arnold, Ruth Baker, Carmen Wilson, Barbara Fry, Charlotte Richardson, Neta Lenertz, Mary Lee Cobb.
2nd row (left to right) - Karen Jackson, Marjorie Little, Pat Dewbre, Sherry Ranney (sic-Raney), J.B. Delaney, Marlene Barber, Linda Denney, Mr. Funk.

Mixed Chorus --
1st row (left to right) - Marie Belcher, Carmen Wilson, Charlene Dewbre, Floyd Barber, Earl Ward, Hank Scherich, Clarence Trummel, Larry Scherich, Stan Richardson, Sherry Ranney (sic-Raney?), Donnis Arnold, Marilynn Arnold.
2nd row (left to right) - Mr. Funk, Donna Denney, Charlotte Richardson, Virginia Jackson, Betty Wedel, J. B. Delaney, Jim Brass, John Little, Neta Lenertz, Mary Lee Cobb, Marjorie Little, Glenna Belcher.
3rd row -- Linda Denney, Charla Richardson, Ruth Baker, Beth Arnold, Junior Fry, Larry Richardson, Harvey Barber, Clyde Alley, Jane Alley, Marlene Barber, Pat Dewbre, Karen Jackson.
Sponsored by: Vermillions Grocery

Student Council:  

The students learn in Student Council to exercise their rights by expressing their own opinions. 

From left to right: Carmen Wilson, Senior representative and Pres.; Larry Scherich, 7th grade representative; Clarence Trummel,  Freshmen representative and Vice President; Harvey Barber, Sophomore representative; Earl Ward, 8th grade representative; Clyde Alley, Junior representative and Sec.; (Standing) Mrs. Pemberton, Sponsor.

Above: Student Council:
The students learn in Student Council to exercise their rights by expressing their own opinions.

From left to right: Carmen Wilson, Senior representative and Pres.; Larry Scherich, 7th grade representative; Clarence Trummel, Freshmen representative and Vice President; Harvey Barber, Sophomore representative; Earl Ward, 8th grade representative; Clyde Alley, Junior representative and Sec.; (Standing) Mrs. Pemberton, Sponsor.

SPORTS

Above: SPORTS title page.

FOOTBALL -- 

BACK ROW:   Mr. Pemberton Asst. Coach, Henry Scherich, Junior Fry, Larry Richardson, Clyde Alley,
Clarence Trummel, Mr. Booth, Head Coach. 

FRONT ROW: Harvey Barber, J. B. Delaney, John Little (Captain), Jim Brass, G. W. Jackson.

Above: FOOTBALL --
BACK ROW: Mr. Pemberton Asst. Coach, Henry Scherich, Junior Fry, Larry Richardson, Clyde Alley, Clarence Trummel, Mr. Booth, Head Coach.
FRONT ROW: Harvey Barber, J. B. Delaney, John Little (Captain), Jim Brass, G. W. Jackson.

Defense -- Right End: G. W. Jackson; Left End: John Little; Center: Jim Brass; Line Backer: Harvey Barber; Left Half B.: Clyde Alley; Right Half B.: J. B. Delaney.

Offense: Left End: Jim Brass; Center: Larry Richardson; Right End: Harvey Barber; Quarter Back: J. B. Delaney; Left Half Back: G. W. Jackson; Right Half Back: John Little.

Our season's record consisted of three wins and five losses. We won the games with Kingsdown, Montezuma, and Englewood. We lost to Haviland, Mullinville, Coats, Cullison, and Byers.

(page sponsored by) Wilmore Hardware and Implement Co.

BASKETBALL -- 

Top left: Starting Five. 

Top right: Squad

Middle row of pictures: John, Jim and J. B.

Above: HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL --
Top left: Starting Five. Top right: Squad. Middle row of pictures: John, Jim and J. B.

JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL --  

Row 1 --(left - right) Earl Ward, James Monroe, Floyd Barber, Bill Fry, Mr. Pemberton.

Row 2 --(left - right) Noel Arnold, Larry Scherich, Larry Denney, Stan Richardson, Myrl Cobb.

Row 3 --(left - right) Gene Pope, Gary Raney, Dale Unruh, Billy John Stewart, Keth Marsh, Donnie Trummel, Roy Ring.

Above: JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL --
Row 1 --(left - right) Earl Ward, James Monroe, Floyd Barber, Bill Fry, Mr. Pemberton.
Row 2 --(left - right) Noel Arnold, Larry Scherich, Larry Denney, Stan Richardson, Myrl Cobb.
Row 3 --(left - right) Gene Pope, Gary Raney, Dale Unruh, Billy John Stewart, Keth Marsh, Donnie Trummel, Roy Ring.

Collage of photographs.

Above: Collage of photographs.

Collage of photographs.

Above: Collage of photographs. .


Above: Booster List

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Masterson
Pratt Daily Tribune
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Booth
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Fry
Mr. and Mrs. Fay Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Brass and Jimmy
Mr. and Mrs. Emory Arnold
Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Dewbre
Mr. and Mrs. Don Van Vrankin
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Barber
Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Little
Mr. an Mrs. R.J. Harding
Mrs. Joe Booth and Madaline Elwell
Snyder Filling Station
Bakers I.G.A.
Wilmore State Bank
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bish
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Lenertz
Mr. and Mrs. William Pemberton
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Trummel
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schmidt
Mr. Carl L. Funk

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