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1958 Marathon High School Yearbook

The Class of 1958

Senior Class Officers

L-R: Gary Garton, treasurer; Karen Waldstein, vice-president; Bill Gee, president; Janet Barber, secretary

 

Graduating Seniors
 

Janet Barber
 

 

Karlton Fullenworth
 

 

Gary Garton
 

 

Bill Gee
 

 

Bob Gee
 

 

Janice Janssen
 

 

Donna Lundberg
 

 

Larry Kingery
 

 

Jeanne Raper
 

 

Jerry Raper
 

 

Larry Sassman
 

 

Karen Waldstein
 

 

 

Bruce Wilson

 

 

Senior Play

"The Travelin' Ghost"

 

Bryan Williams, an active boy about sixteen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Gee

Jack Douglas, Byran's friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Bob Gee

Mrs. Erna Douglas, Jack's mother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Janice Janssen

Aunt Hilda Douglas, Jack's aunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Karen Waldstein

Miss Delaney, proprietor of the tourist home . . . . . . . . Donna Lundberg

Maxine Kline, sixteen and pretty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Jeanne Raper

Paul Kline, Maxine's brother, about sixteen . . . . . . . . . . . .   Jerry Raper

Edward Elliott, Maxine's uncle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karlton Fullenworth

Dawn Adams, a timid soul in her early twenties . . . . . . . . . Janet Barber

Hank Adams, Dawn's husband . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Kingery

The Stranger, the ghost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Garton

Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Bruce Wilson and Larry Sassman

 

When Dad Douglas can't get away from business for the usual family trip to Canada, he has Mother and son Jack go without him.  Mother chooses Aunt Hilda as her traveling companion, while Jack asks his buddy, Bryan, to go along.  On the way they stop at a tourist home where Bryan picks up a most unusual and spine-tingling ghost.  The tourist home is run by Miss Delaney, who always keeps a spare room ready for traveling spirits.  While Bryan is busy chasing ghosts, Aunt Hilda is busy chasing another tourist to whom she has taken a fancy.  Bryan, hearing a woman's scream, is first to blunder in and runs right up against the ghost nobody else has seen.  There's only one thing to do!  They've got to solve the mystery so they may resume their vacation.  This is done when Aunt Hilda brings things to a "bang up" finish.

 

 

Baccalaureate Services

 

Methodist Church  . . . . . .  Sunday, May 18, 1958

 

Processional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jo Ann Neary

      Slow March from "Scipio" - Handel

Hymn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Congregation

      "Come Thou Almighty King"

Prayer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Reverend B. T. Erholm

Anthem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Girls Glee Club

      "Trust In Him" - Von Weber

Scripture Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Reverend C. W. Egelan

      First Corinthians 1:18-31

Announcements

Anthem --- Girls Glee Club

      "Lord Our Blessed Saviour" - Abt

Baccalaureate Sermon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reverend D. L. Foster

      "Little Is Much, When God Is In It"

Hymn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Congregation

      "I Would Be True"

Benediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Reverend B. T. Erholm

Recessional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Ann Neary

      "God of Our Fathers" - Warren

 

 

Commencement Exercises

 

School Auditorium . . . . . . . . . .  Friday, May 23, 1958

 

Processional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mary Dell Ebersole

      "Pomp and Circumstance" - Elgar

Salutation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Larry Kingery

Invocation --- Reverend C. W. Egeland

Selections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . High School Chorus

      " Marching On" - arr. Wick

      "America the Beautiful" - Arr. Ward-Wick

Commencement Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  "These Four Things"

       Dr. Virgil S. Lagomarcino, Iowa State College, Ames

Presentation of the Class of 1958 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supt. Rex B. Trafton

Presentation of Diplomas . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Member of the Board of Education

Valediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Waldstein

Benediction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reverend C. W. Egeland

Recessional . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Dell Ebersole

      "Coronation March" - Meyerbeer

 

 

 

 

 

As we turn the pages of our Memory Book we can remember when we first started to school.  As we think back it seems as if it were only yesterday when Miss Dress greeted 22 eager children.

 

Of the class of '58 only Janet, Jeanne, Karen, Bob, Bill, Jerry, Larry Kingery, and Bruce started.  Karlton joined us later in first grade.  Some of the boys got to know Mr. Trafton better that year when Jerry, Larry K., and Bill visited his office. They made the solemn visit for running on the grass.

 

The year passed quickly and soon we entered second grade.  Bill always was a ladyís man but in second grade he really went to town.  First of all he won the heart of Miss Skaggs, and then Jeanne was his victim.  He even went so far as to kiss Jeanne for a stick of gum and then at the Valentine's Party gave her all the prizes he won.

 

We welcomed Gary Garton and Carol Sue Smith to our class in third grade.  The boys got into the habit of eating too fast and Miss Tussing made them stay in every noon for a week and eat slower.

 

In fourth grade, with Miss Johnson as our teacher, the boys seemed to enjoy playing in the snow and water for they had to hang their jeans on the radiators to dry.

 

The window fell in when we were in the fifth grade.  That was also the year Miss Britt gave "F's" for not having arithmetic assignments done and one day Jeanne felt so badly about her "F" that she cried until Miss Britt gave her a "D".

 

Janice and Donna joined our class in the sixth grade.  Mrs. Benson was our teacher.  The girls started to think that maybe the boys werenít so mean after all and vice versa and a few romances started blossoming out.  Jerry Raper and Carol Sue's was the most noticeable.

 

At last we were growing up!  At least we thought so when we entered Junior High.  Mr. Bressler was our Jr. High Principal. That was the year bracelets were the fad and Larry Kingery got himself one that had Jeanne's name on the back of it and gave it to her.  But Jeanne switched Larrys and started liking Larry Sassman so Larry K., always thinking, sold Larry S. his bracelet for fifty cents.

 

In eighth grade some of the boys became interested in hobbies.  Gary Garton's particular interest was model planes.  He brought one to school one day and was showing Mr. Bressler how well it could fly.  It got out of control and Mr. Bressler was hit on the back of the head with it. That was also the year Jerry tripped Carole Jean and sat on her.

 

The big day finally arrived when we entered high school. We started off our freshman year right by winning first on our float.  Bruce was initiated many times!  One time he remembers very well was when he got hung up on a hook by his belt.

 

The sophomore year was Bruce's year too.  On Halloween he was busy knocking over ash cans when Mr. Shinkle shot at him with blanks in the gun for knocking over his ash can.

 

Our junior year was our busiest year so far.  First we sold magazines, then got our rings, and presented the play, "Hessie of the Hills. "  Our prom, "Oriental Gardens, " was our big event of the spring.

 

Now came the climax of our days at Marathon High--our senior year.  It seemed to be a year of parties.  First we always had to have lunch after working on our float; then Karlton had all of us out to his house to celebrate his birthday.  We began to feel more like seniors when we had our pictures taken and when we were interviewed over KAYL.  The school year came to an end with the Play, Baccalaureate, and Commencement.  As we prepare to leave Marathon High School we hope to live up to our motto: "Quality, not Quantity. "

 

 

Senior Babies

First Row:  Gary Garton, Larry Sassman, Karen Waldstein, Bruce Wilson and Larry Kingery

Second Row: Bob and Bill Gee, Karlton Fullenworth, Janice Janssen

Third Row:  Jerry and Jeanne Raper, Donna Lundberg, Janet Barber

Contributed anonymously




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