Nathan J. Lindsay (1936-2015)
ELSA L. SCHINDLER Valedictorian JOVCE L. BABLER Salutatorian 136 Seniors Graduate Elsa Schindler '54 Valedictorian By LARRY LINDGREN Friends and parents of the larg est high school graduating class in the city's history crowded thi school auditorium here last nigh' to hear an inspiring address anc the announcement of the 195' choice for valedictorian and salu tatorian. A class of 136 seniors receivec their diplomas during the com rnencement exercises. Miss Elsa L. Schindler, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John A. Schind ler, was announced as valedictori an of the class and Joyce LaVon Babler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Harry W. Babler, won honors as salutatorian. High Scholastic Averages Miss Schindler and Miss Babler have been active in all phases of high school activities and hac exceptional scholastic averages. In addition to her high scholastic ability, Miss Schindler played the leading role in the senior class play and was co-editor of the high school newspaper with Miss Babler. Miss Babler received the four- year $3,200 scholarship to the University of Wisconsin set up by the Dr! Will B. and Neva Gnagi Scholarship Foundation Inc., yesterday during the annual awards presentation and was recipient of the DAR award. Both Misses Schindler and Babler received citizenship awards, in addition to their scholastic honors, from Supt. E. O. Evans. Wins Citizenship Award Allen Schuetz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schuetz, Route 3, received the third citizenship award. Schuetz, active in all phases of farm and FFA work, has been president of FFA and was junior prom king last year. Included in the upper 10 per cent of the class were Patricia Amos. Susan Blumer, Ronald Elmer. Carol Falk. Carol Galli. Karen Kindschi, Suzanne Kingston, Nathan Lindsay, Judith Nelson, Ardath Orians, Diane Snyder and Coyla Stamm. Leonard Haas, dean of instruction at Eau Claire State College, told the graduates to look about them for opportunities instead ol searching afar and seeking a distant goal. The guest speaker, in a talk labeled "Drop Your Buckets Where You Are," compared the class to men aboard a ship at sea who, without water, were afraid to "drop their buckets" for fear of finding salt water. In the story told by Haas the men found fresh water beneath their ship. "It is amazing how much we have at home," he said, "if we only drop our buckets where we are." •Opportunities Here Great He said opportunites in Wisconsin are greater than in any other place in the world and painted a future generation of success and the opening of vast new fields. Gayle Quinn and Betty Baker, prom king and queen this year, each led one line of the processional, accompanied by the high school orchestra. The blue-robed graduates sat in the center of the auditorium before the speaker, Supt. Evans, Rev. Paul C. Kehle and H. T. Johnson. Rev. Kehle gave both the invocation and the benediction and Johnson, president of the board of education, distributed diplomas. The senior chorus sang "In a Monastery Garden" and "All in the April Evening," directed by Mrs. Mabel C. Viel. Sine Alma Mater The class sang the alma mater prior to the benediction and the recessional which completed the program. Graduates attended a banquet at the Monroe Country Club following the exercises, and will be eligible to attend the annual alumni dance in the gym tomorrow night. The Class of 1954 includes: Letty Jane Adams, Robert H. Ambrose, Patricia Anne Amos, Nellie Ann Anderegg, Phyllis Jane Andrews, Joyce LaVon Babler. Kenneth L. Baker, lone Baumle, Kay Ann Berndt, David Mathew Birschbach, Donald Robert Birsch- ba'ch, Susan Ann Blumer. J Richard Boelk, Charles Bon- Shirley Rose Bruny, Natalie Y. Burgy, David C. Burt. Robert P. Busch, Victor Evan _. . been Chambers, Alice Reva Clark, Phil- lip Edwin Dallman, John Philip Darling, Lois V. Deemer. Franklin C. Dillion, Harold G Disch, Joseph Edward Donny Ruth F. Donny, Gladys Helen Due Genese Annette Dwyer. Diana Elaine Elmer, Ronald H Elmer, Otto H. Erzinger, Eileen Kay Esterly, Carol Joan Mary Fey. Joan Falk Betty Jane Flannery, DeWayne Frank Flannery, Karlene Annette Frey, Carol Jean Galli, Lois Jean Gavigan, Judith A. Gempeler. Franklin W. Gerber, Gary F. Germann, Wendall L. GobeH, James B. Goetz, Delbert P. Grimm, Doris Grossenbacher. Roger Gutzmer, Thomas Roger Hartwig, Mary Jane Basse, Jack Hauser Jr., Gail Patricia Heitz, Larry E. Herbert, Alan C. Hixson. Gary Lee Hoesly, William D. lenatsch. Mavis Ingwell. Marlene Keller, Richard M. Kelley, Barbara Anne Kennison, Loretta Julia Kiechle. Karen Kindschi, Suzanne B. Kingston, Daryl S. Kleckner, Joan Gail Knaack, Rosemarye Anne Koch, Michael C. Kubly. Gary Lee Kuebli, Mary Ann La- Buwi, Mary Larson, Yvonne Marie Lehr, Henry G. Leuenberger, Nathan James Lindsay. Joseph M. McGuire, Shirley Ann Mahle, Roger LeRoy Martin, Walter F. Marty, Hans A. Masshardt, Roger R. Matzke. George Dennis Meadows, Gertrude M. Messmer, Marilyn Alyce Miller, Rose Marie Milz, Richard Lee Moritz, Rita Annette Mulligan. Judith J. Nelson, Reva Rose Neuenschwander, Kenneth L. Norder, Orvilla Norder, Ardath M. Orians, Marilyn Jean Ostrander. Donna Lee Ott, Alfred Charles Petersen, Marilyn Plate, Gordon L. Prien, Marvin LeRoy Rauscher. Luann Ida Reinmann. Royal Robert Ritschard, Jane Ellen Ruf, Gary Lee Rupnow, Gordon E. Rutsch, Elsa Lee Schindler, Gerald R. Schmoldt. • Allen Walter Schuetz, Richard Arthur Schultz, Colleen Seffrood, Sondra June Simpson, Marcia Smith, Diane Gladys Snyder. Mary Ann Stalder, Coyla Susan Stamm, Richard A. Stocker, Annette Mae Stopka, Janet Kay Stuckey, Fred E. Studer. Lowell E. Stuessy, Shirley L. VanderDrink, Wanda Glee Vincent, Werner Vogel, John J. Waelti, Jeanette Elaine Wald, Ituth Marie Walter. . , Gayle G. Webster, Barbara Ann Weiss, Nancy Ann Wolfley, Gerald X. Wyss, Roger L. Wyss, Marlene Zimmerman and Carol Jean Zuhl- Fop Junior High Students Listed Junior high school scholarship awards were announced today by T. B. LuebchoW, principal, for seventh, eighth and ninth graders. Yesterday, awards were made in ournalism, library work, school safety patrol duties, forensics and attendance. The scholarships, which amount jo a list of the top scholastic students for the year at the school nclude: Freshmen—Janice Babler, Danel Bender, Judith Buehler, Nancy Campbell, David Cox, Carl Disch, fudith Drue, Judith Germann, ^arol Haas, Nancy Kern, Marilyn Kubly, Hedwig Studer, Morris Wolf, Carol Wolfe, Dennis Goecks, Barbara Kubly, Kenneth Kubly nd Larry Pulkrabek. Eichth Grade— Thomas Bober, George Kindschi, Carol Koenig. Shirley Kohl, Elise Feutz, Carol ,ux, Patricia Miller, Frederic chadt, Gayleen Steensrud, Diana Weeks and Cheryl Loveland. Seventh Grade — Anita Ainsworth, Sally Ruf, Elaine Rubi, tenet Rupp, Karen Wagner, Sally f'ritz, Josephine Klassy, Marion Cundert, John Fritsch, Phyllis lussell, Shirley Counselman and Jarvin Barbara. DELAYS START OF TOUR , „ ,wood, TOKYO <*—Prime Minister Shi- ' Thomas Roeer Boll, Donna geru Yoshida tonight postponed un- ''_ x ** w '«* ° «*V:TI: **_.»«.• in e.._.!..» «h A »« A «4- **r A «,M.'M +™,«*' Verdeen Bowman, William Roger Brecklin, William David Bruegger. Robert William Brunkow, John Brunner, Richard P. Brunner, til Sunday the start of a world tour I because key legislation is pending in the Diet. Yoshida had planned to leave Friday for San Francisco.