TOP HAT - 1967
0 . P. MORTON HIGH SCHOOL
7040 MARSHALL AVENUE
PUBLISHED BY THE TOP HAT STAFF
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1 the past is future
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merely binds pages, this year's staff
decided to design one that carried out
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of the past and future on Morton
Governors and their school.
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FREEDOM is a hollow-sounding word unless it is
backed by equality and understanding.
FORMING AN ARCH, naked steel beams await a crust of mortar and
bricks to compose the shell of the structure.
Confronted with 600 extra students, Morton’s walls
bulged and facilities grew limited. However, the ad¬
ministration found it helpful to split lunch hours, post¬
pone certain classes, and stagger schedules.
Crowded halls and classrooms and over-populated lock¬
ers forced the School Board to decide on a new school.
Technical executives chose the corner of 169th Street
and Grand Avenue as the site. After studying numerous
blueprints and debating contractors’ bids, School Board
members began final plans, which included windowless
classrooms, a 4,000 seat athletic stadium, and an indoor
Obviously an object of curiosity, the new school at¬
tracted many visitors, both young and old. On week¬
ends students drove past the new school in order to
observe the rapidly progressing construction.
Viewing the new school with mixed emotions, under¬
classmen began counting the blocks and measuring the
distance between their homes and the new school. The
prospect of home games on the Governors own football
field and basketball court overshadowed the regret of
leaving the “old” Morton, home of the Governors.
ANTICIPATING QUITTING TIME, a construction worker strives
to meet the September, 1967, completion deadline set for
the new Morton Senior High School.
IMMOBILE until human
hands employ them,
wooden planks lie tran¬
quilly in the shade waiting
for the workers' early-
CONCERNED not only with education, Morton High School also endeavors to broaden the
interests of students and helps them to become more individualistic in their thinking.
PONDERING OVER his English Literature assignment, senior Phil Skager analyzes the
writings of several prominent Elizabethan authors.
WHILING AWAY unassigned periods, students enjoy
the freedom and responsibility they experience in the
Association Room. Away from classroom restraints.
Hazel Witte, Dave Mustoe, and Mike Guiden openly
and candidly discuss issues of interest to them while
Diane Bjorklund catches up on Association minutes.
BRIGHT BALLS and shiny tinsel greet Governors as they enter school
during the Christmas season. Diane Bjorklund and Kathy Hmurovich
put the final touches on the Student Association Christmas tree.
Studies, play, relaxation fill leisure time
PERFORMING before the student body in the Christmas
assembly, senior Jim Gerovac sings a ballad which he
composed especially for the occasion.
AFTER COMPLETING the duties of a monitor, senior Fred Shinkle
finds time to catch up on studying.
COLD WATER gives a lift to
members of the Top Hat and
Mortonite football teams.
After half-time refreshment
the Mortonite gir|s went on
to win the ball game, 24-0.
FASHION CONSCIOUS sophomores Kathy Mosca and Chris
Czlonka prepare to leave school after a club meeting.
PENNY LOAFERS and black socks, characteristic footwear of male
Governors, combined with dark slacks to form the collegiate look.
New trends in music, fashion evident
This was the year of wide paisley ties and over-the-
knee socks, of flowered bathing suits and short skirts,
of hip-hugger slacks and print jeans. Long hair for
both sexes was in full swing, and one was labeled “Joe
College” if one wore loafers and cuffed slacks.
New trends appeared in more than just fashion.
Change also marked teen-age music. The Beatles still
ranked high in popularity, but more and more teens
demanded Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul, and Mary.
Not only music and fashion were caught up in the
new generation, but a new way of thinking emerged.
Companies advertised to try their product and “come
alive.” Young people, subject to the draft, grew con¬
cerned with the Viet Nam situation. Patriotic songs,
such as “Day of Decision,” made the popularity ratings.
The tempo had changed; teens were alive and swinging.
COLOR-COORDINATED OUTFITS and knee-socks were paired
with loafers to make up feminine fashion.
Athletes gain national, state, local fame
SECOND IN THE REGIONALS, junior Ron Meseberg earned
the individual title of Sectional Wrestling Champion.
ACTIVE AND VERSATILE, quarterback Ron Volbrecht secured
a spot on the state "dream team."
Always backing the Governors, yet individually stand¬
ing out, Steve Vadas, Ron Volbrecht, and Ron Meseberg
each earned his place in Morton’s hall of fame.
After being placed on the Tri-City All-Star squad,
senior Steve Vadas was nominated for all-state recogni¬
tion by a Rloomington newspaper. However, his greatest
accomplishment was gaining a spot on PARADE’S na¬
tional all-star squad. All-American honors are only award¬
ed to the best prep football players in the United States.
The Tri-City team also claimed Ron Volbrecht as a
member. In addition, the senior quarterback received
honorable mention On the state “dream team.”
Junior Ron Meseberg was the only Governor wrestler
to win the individual title of Sectional Champion, losing
only to an all-state football quarterback in the Regionals.
He compiled a record of 14 wins and one loss.
AFTER LETTERING IN FOOTBALL for three consecutive years,
center Steve Vadas gained the title of All-American.
COMMUNITY CHEST representatives whose duty is to
persuade students to donate are Terry Rhodes, Vicki Wil¬
liams, Kathy Cergizan, Linda Nichols, and Mike Guiden.
PLEASED WITH RESULTS of the Teens' March of Dimes, Co-chairmen
Cynthia Arvay and Terry Rhodes admire volunteers' collections.
THOUGHTFULLY GAZING across the front yard of the
school, senior Barbara Burton contemplates her responsi¬
bilities as Morton's D.A.R. award winner.
NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS are seniors Dennis Dawson, Pam
Scott, Gary Austin, and Warren Griggs.
merit honors for selves, families, school
Enthusiasm and eagerness were two attributes that
helped several Morton students to excell in various fields
and to receive recognition for their achievements.
Qualities of leadership, citizenship, scholarship, and
service characterized the D.A.R. award recipient. Every
teacher voted for the senior girl whom he believed most
worthy of this honor. She then competed with girls
throughout Lake County by taking a test in government.
Selected on the basis of their interest in social studies,
delegates to Hoosier Girls’ State and Boys’ State spent
one week at Indiana University last summer. There,
with representatives from high schools throughout the
state, students actively participated in model govern¬
ments. State, county, and local administrations were
examined. After mock elections young politicians held
offices such as mayor, governor, and party chairmen.
The National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, held
during the junior year, helps students to learn their
strengths and weaknesses in scholastic achievement.
For those who score in the top two percent of this test,
it also serves as a start toward a college scholarship.
Four Morton seniors were semi-finalists in the National
Merit program. Further testing and evidence of financial
need determined finalists and scholarship recipients.
Touring establishments supported by the United Com¬
munity Chest gave five Morton seniors a deeper insight
into the needs of others. Selected through the Student
Association, these students reported their experiences to
the student body and launched the annual fund drive.
Assigning territories to student volunteers and organ¬
izing collections were the main concerns of Morton
March of Dimes co-chairmen, chosen by the Association.
STOPPING BETWEEN CLASSES, Morton's Hoosier Boys' State
delegates Jim Rospond, Jerry Finley, Ron Volbrecht, and Den¬
nis Dawson discuss their experiences there.
HOOSIER GIRLS' STATE delegates Barb Burton, Sue Smaron, courtyard. A week at Indiana University helped the girls to
and Hazel Witte take refuge from a hectic life in Morton's broaden their understanding of state and local governments.
ANXIOUSLY AWAITING her train, senior Linda Williams looks up from a
list of scheduled activities to be disappointed by an oncoming freight train.
AWE-INSPIRING, the famed statue of President
Lincoln reminds its visitors of Civil War days.
PERCHED HIGH above every¬
thing around it, the weather-
vane remains a famous part
of Washington's home. Mount
Vernon showed the visitors a
type of historical study new
to many of them.
receive welcome break on annual trip
Abandoning all thoughts of homework assignments,
impending examinations, and class lectures, 94 Morton
juniors and seniors travelled to Washington, D.C., and
New York City, late in October, with upperclass students
from the other four Hammond high schools.
The anxious travellers boarded the train Tuesday
evening for an all-night journey to the Nation’s capital.
Allowed one piece of luggage, the students arrived with
paper sacks, large carry-alls, overnight cases, and other
After a long night on the train, they stepped once
more on unmoving ground, only to discover that they
must carry their luggage three blocks to waiting buses.
Planned tours in Washington included the Wax Muse¬
um, the Archives, the Capitol, and the Library of Con¬
gress. During their free time students shopped and visited
the Smithsonian Institution, the Washington Monument,
and the Post Office Department.
Tours of Chinatown and Greenwich Village gave the
young tourists greater insight into a large city’s socio¬
logical problems. New York also offered the bright lights
of Broadway and Times Square and the quiet peace-
fullness of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park.
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CONSTRUCTION OF A MEMORIAL to the late President
Kennedy had already begun when the students visited Ar¬
lington Cemetery. The flame which Mrs. Kennedy placed on
his grave burns in constant memory of him.
SHINING ALABASTER pillars be¬
fore the White House add to the
majesty of the President's home.
Tourists admire the building and the
grounds, particularly the fountain.
climax busy campaign
ELECTIONS OVER, John Webster begins the task of
removing campaign posters from the halls.
DISPLAYING SUPPORT of her
favorties for sophomore of¬
ficers, Theresa Tokoly is help¬
ed by Gerry Rospond.
PERSUADING CLASSMATES to vote for him is a campaigner's big step
toward election. Frank Lambert enumerates his assets to Jane Hluska.
GLIDING SOFTLY across the floor, couples waltz to the
music of Len Warning and his Orchestra.
MOUNTING THE STAGE, President Chester Bailor prepares to
accept the duties and responsibilities that await him.
Assembly, ball recognize new officers
HOMEMADE COOKIES added to the enjoyment of the Inaugu¬
ral Ball. Mary Russell offers refreshments to Chester Bailor.
Tiny buttons and huge posters marked student cam¬
paigns for various positions of leadership. Conducted
in early spring, elections for class and Student Asso¬
ciation officers aroused student participation in school
affairs. Association vice-president oversaw all student
elections. Finalists, after primary elections, spoke to
the entire student body giving their qualifications and
expectations for Morton High School.
Solemn promises to fulfill the duties of their jobs
were offered by newly-elected officers at the Inaugural
Assembly in November. Mr. W. W. Becker, principal,
bestowed the office of Student Association president
upon Chester Bailor, who swore in the cabinet. Every
student present joined his representatives and senators
in taking the Student Association pledge.
“Memories are made of this,” the theme of the annual
Inaugural Ball, saw a record number of couples danc¬
ing to the music of Len Warning and his Orchestra.
For the first time in Student Association history, the
semi-formal affair, honoring newly-initiated officers, was
a “turn-about” dance. Rather than losing money or just
“breaking even,” this year’s ball earned a profit.
Queen reigns at homecoming game
REIGNING AS QUEEN at the 1966 Homecoming game was Kathy Cergizan, elected from five candidates by the student body.
Screams of ecstasy and sobs of joy echoed throughout
the stadium as Student Association President Chester
Bailor announced the name of Morton’s 1966-67 Home¬
coming Queen. From the five senior girls composing the
Homecoming Court, the student body elected Kathy Cer-
gizan to represent them. The newly-crowned queen and
her court reigned with their escorts over the second half
of the football game against Hammond Tech.
Weeks of preparation went into the success of Home¬
coming festivities. Floats, prepared by the senior and
junior classes, led the parade of queen candidates and
boosters to the Hammond High football field. “We’ve
Got a Whale of a Team,” the theme of the senior float,
was depicted by a towering blue crepe-paper whale. A
huge rolling pin smashing a Tech Tiger portrayed the
theme of the junior float—“Flatten’ ’Em.”
To acquaint the students with the court, elected by
the senior class, an assembly was held the day of queen
elections. Each of the candidates was asked a question
similar to those asked of the “Miss America” finalists.
The girls’ answers to these questions helped students
select the one who they believed showed the greatest
school spirit and most pleasing personality.
MISS ARDIS KAUFMAN
school spirit, juniors
Linda Josway, Lu Ann
Schwandt, and Gayle
Herochik make final
adjustments on their
float a few minutes be¬
fore parade time.
large part of homecoming preparation
LOYAL GOVERNORS helped push the
team on to a victory over Hammond Tech
at the Homecoming football game.
FINISHING THE WHALE and hanging its sign, Laura Bjork- float. "We've Got a Whale of a Team—Whale On 'Em" read
lund and Joyce Carter complete preparations for the senior the signs hung on either side of the truckbed.
COLLECTING FOR BE AND TRUNG is senior Frank Swisher.
INTERVIEWING THE PRESIDENT in an "official" press confer¬
ence, Shelley Brown asks about the kidnapped Be and Trung.
ADDRESSING the student
body in a press confer¬
ence, President Johnson
(Hazel Witte) tells of the
kidnapped Be and Trung
while his wife Lady Bird
(Pam Scott) looks on.
aid Vietnamese children Be and Trung
Staged newscasts and weather reports, a Presidential
press conference, and a take-off from a popular tele¬
vision program were parts of the Government Club as¬
sembly held to collect money for the club’s Vietnamese
foster children. Nguyen Thi Be and Nguyen Thi Trung
were adopted three years ago and are supported solely
by Governors. Following the two skits, planned by club
members, enthusiastic students ran through the audi¬
torium asking fellow-Governors for donations.
“Cupid’s Concerto, 1967,” held annually for the two
children’s support, this year netted over $100. A king
and a queen from each class were crowned at the dance.
From the four couples a school king and queen—seniors
Dave Barron and Sharon Strayer—were elected by the
entire student body. Music for the casual affair was
provided by the “Rubber Souls,” a local combo.
“YOUR HIPPY-DIPPY WEATHER WOMAN,"
senior Mary Lou Sheldon, presented a "hippy-
dippy" weather report during the Government
Club assembly on March 22.
CROWNED AT THE DANCE, class kings and queens are Ron Rybicki (sophomores), Randy Hlad and Marsha Hunt (fresh-
Eatinger and Vicki Westerfield (juniors), Ed Skager and Jo men), and Dave Barron and Sharon Strayer (seniors).
BURNING WITH JEALOUSY, Jack (Larry Buechley) watches
Amy (Donna Bergner) kiss his "aunt's" cheek (Gary Austin).
GIVING FRIENDLY ADVICE, the Artful Dodger
(Jim Deiotte) tells Oliver (Steve Munsey) to
consider himself part of the family.
Plays create aura
of mystery, passion
Electrifying currents of excitement travelled through
the air as the audience waited for the house lights to
dim and the actors to come to life.
OLIVER!, a musical presented by both the drama and
vocal departments on March 9, 10, and 11, tells the story
of a young orphan’s search for love and security. He
joins a gang of pick-pockets but is caught while trying
to rob a doctor who finally realizes that Oliver is his
lost grandson and takes him into his home.
Slapstick comedy, “Dark Doings at the Crossroads or
Who Stole the Salad Dressing?” was one of three one-
act plays staged on January 21. “Pullman Car Hiawatha”
by Thornton Wilder and “The Pigeons” by Lawrence Os¬
good were the other two one-acts presented as part of
the Actors’ Workshop. This theater group helps the stu¬
dents to learn acting and directing techniques.
“Charlie’s Aunt” is the story of three adventurous col¬
lege students who invite two girls to tea on the pretense
of meeting their aunt. When the aunt is unable to
attend, she is replaced by one of the boys.
WITH THE AID of Glen Williams, Larry Buechley persuades
his father (Mike Usinger) to date Charlie's Aunt (Gary Austin).
EXASPERATED Marcia Lambert threatens to strike Evelyn Hopf in
"The Pigeons," one of three one-act plays presented in January.
SHAKING HIS CANE at Jack Dalton
(Tony Willardo), Augustus Kerplunk
(George Dudzik) feebly protects his
daughter Laurinda (Gerry Rospond).
UNAWARE that Oliver (Steve Munsey) is peeking over
his shoulder, Fagin (Ed Straub) examines his jewels.
Crazy attire is put aside as seniors don
STRICKEN WITH SENIORITY Mori Schles-
inger models the attire for Bermuda Day.
PAUSING TO DISCUSS PLANS for a hoe-down are seniors Joyce Clauson and Don
Williams. Hobo-Hillbilly Day was one of four days set aside for seniors.
STYLISHLY DRESSED, Len
Sunde pauses on Dress-up
Day to think of the future.
caps, gowns for baccalaureate services
Pinafores, short pants, and beanies composed the pre¬
ferred attire for Senior Week Kindergarten Day. On
Wednesday, seniors donned bermudas, tennis shoes, and
shades to dress in the style of Bermuda Day. Thursday,
Hobo-Hillbilly Day, found seniors clad in suspenders
and patched clothes while carrying jugs of “powerful
stuff.” Ending the week, seniors dressed in their best for
the final day of Senior Week—Dress-up Day.
Held at the Hammond Tech auditorium on June 4,
the seniors met to carry on the tradition of Baccalaureate
services. Speakers were the Reverend Dominic Pallone
of Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and the
Reverend David Chesebrough of Meadow Lane Baptist
Church, chosen by the Council of Churches.
Meeting together as a class for the last time, on June
7, the seniors gathered at the Civic Center as a climax
to their high school careers. Before receiving their dip¬
lomas the Class of 1967 heard the valedictory and salu¬
tatory addresses and also speeches by Mr. W. W. Becker
and Mr. W. Lee Martin, who is connected with the De¬
partment of Speech and Theatre at Indiana University.
LEAVING THE AUDITORIUM after
commencement exercises, two grad¬
uates pause and reflect on the past
four years of high school.
ATTIRED IN CAPS and gowns,
Vicki Williams and Jerry Finley
take a last look at the school.
IT'S ALL OVER. Linda McTaggart calmly contemplates the
happenings of the past evening.
CALLING FOR HIS DATE, Mike Pepelea
nervously rings the doorbell and read¬
ies himself for her appearance.
Blues, white portray
DISCUSSING THEIR PLANS for the evening ahead, Kevin Camp¬
bell and Peggy Gladish look forward to an unforgettable prom.
setting of prom 'in the still of the night'
"IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT," the 1967 prom, found iso¬
lated couples gliding to music by Ronnie Rodgers' Orchestra.
Soft blue lights, tiny white silhouettes, and a color
scheme of varying shades of blue set the mood of the
1967 prom—"In the Still of the Night.” Ronnie Rodgers
and his Orchestra provided the music for the long-
awaited and hoped-for formal event, held at the Scher-
wood Club. Months of planning by the junior class
made the night of May 20 one to be long remembered.
Audience participation keynoted the acts of the After-
Prom Party. Toushay, a professional pickpocket, and
Sonny Mars, a comedian and former disc jockey, pro¬
vided the entertainment for prom-goers. Planned by the
juniors’ parents, the party had a less-formal atmosphere
than the prom, including contemporary dancing and
music by a combo, “The Facts.” Also held at Scherwood
Club, the Post-Prom Party offered a buffet-style dinner.
Couples spent the day after the prom at the beach and
at picnic grounds. All formal signs of the previous even¬
ing disappeared as students donned bermudas and shades
for a day of rollicking fun and good times.
ONE LAST CHECK in the mirror
makes Linda McTaggart feel
more prepared for her date.
Overcrowded conditions had become
a way of life at Morton. Every classroom was
in use each hour of the day; students and
teachers could not find a quiet place to study.
In spite of limited facilities,
Morton Governors still achieved aca¬
demic excellence. Although the new facilities
will include science and language labs,
only the efforts of students and teachers will
continue to make MHS excel academically.
"...8, 9, 10, FREEZE!" Junior Phil Goginsky assumes the
position of a boy batting a ball in a "10-count freeze."
Other students in the "freeze" work at pantomiming
children playing various games.
GREASE PENCIL and proportion ruler in hand Geralyn Heslinga
learns the process of cropping pictures for journalism class.
Speech, english class*
FOLK SONGS provide entertainment and a knowledge of people
for Chris Baker, Terry Grubb, Kay Swank, and Theresa Kimmel.
"YOU DID IT!" senior Joe Jorosz charges freshman Greg
Strege in a spontaneous pantomime.
HOW TO SHOOT AN ARROW is only one of the
main points in sophomore Cliff Brausch's dem¬
onstration speech for his English III class.
Reading and ’riting, two of the three “r’s” of education,
are the first concerns of English classes at Morton.
Students read many novels and plays not only in
courses that stress reading, but also in grammar and com¬
position courses. These range anywhere from GREAT
EXPECTATIONS to THE HUMAN COMEDY and from
JULIUS CAESAR to THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA.
English literature is mainly concerned with English
writers and their backgrounds. Students who wish to
further broaden their literary knowledge may choose to
take world literature. This course, which is new at Mor¬
ton, covers literature from the Russia of Tolstoy to the
America of John Knowles. American literature gives
students an insight into the heritage and customs of
America through the work of native authors.
Students interested in dramatics or speech have found
ways of expressing themselves in the oral presentation of
written works. For others who wish to write rather than
speak, courses such as journalism are offered.
Speech and journalism are one semester courses in
which students learn the basics of speaking and writing.
After these courses students may plan to go on to debate
and forensics or work on the MORTONITE or TOP HAT.
THE MAIN CONCERN of Miss M. Hunter is to describe the
good characteristics of a book report to Mike Usinger.
Accelerated language courses present
WHILE PRACTICING THE TECHNIQUES of pronouncing the deportment tape recorder. Students are aided by
French sentences, Connie Lannin and Terry Hiduke use these tapes which help them to hear the correct usage.
PLAYING 'TORO', THE BULL, and the matador,
Dennis King and Mark Simko demonstrate the art
of bullfighting, the national sport of Mexico.
DEMONSTRATING his ability
to relate ideas in the German
language, Fred Willison at¬
tempts to sell Laura Lundquist
a box of Keks cornflakes.
challenge for study
“Tempus fugit!” Words such as these greeted stu¬
dents returning to third year Latin. Advanced class
members studied Cicero’s orations and other Roman
classics. Although Latin is considered a “dead” language
by some, the number of students at Morton taking Latin
is equal to those in all other language courses combined.
Movies, guest speakers, and research assignments com¬
prised the extra aids used in French classes. The purpose
of using these aids was to help students understand
French culture and ways of Hying. Tape recorders were
used by students to help learn pronunciation.
Translation, sentence composition, and basic con¬
versation were important parts of Spanish classes. Stu¬
dents in first and second year courses concentrated on
grammar and vocabulary building and perfected pho¬
netic techniques. Students learned the customs of Spain
and Mexico by projects such as making a pinata in class.
Using the language as it is used in Germany is one
phase of the second year German class curriculum. Stu¬
dents learned the practical application of the language.
The reading and translation of the novels William Tell
and Faust advanced the translation skills of students.
German was the only language allowed to be spoken in
third and fourth year classes.
HIS HANDS COVERED with a papier mache mixture, Terry
Rhodes starts the construction of a "pinata" for Spanish class.
A "pinata" is a brightly decorated ornament full of candy.
VIA THE WATCHFUL EYE of Mr. W. Ruff, Norma Reitz is
caught using an 'illegal aid' in her Latin V class.
PONDERING OVER HER SELECTION, Gayle Herochik studies
the title and time span of a book for a U.S. history report.
Book reports have become regular assignments in some classes.
TAKING TIME OUT to find "what's what" in the world of
finance, Bill Harvey scans the "Wall Street Journal" for his
Business, math lead
SETTING UP A DISPLAY for world history showing the spread
of Buddhism are Marty Vicari, Chuck Pinson, and Mike Clark.
economics class. Students learn the effects of inflation, de¬
pressions and foreign aid on the national economy.
students toward jobs in changing world
To gain control and master fundamentals in first
year typing classes, amateur typists used music to help
improve their rhythm. After learning basic finger reaches,
students began to type short sentences and simple pro¬
blems. Advanced students used timed writings and type¬
written manuscripts to perfect their typing.
Stenography is a continuation of typing and short¬
hand. Besides learning the basic duties and needs of an
office worker, students in stenography gained a better
knowledge of the business world through the use of
office equipment. In shorthand students learned and
practiced the various symbols and signs that compose
the different sounds in the English language.
Mathematics is daily becoming more of a necessity
than an elective. General math is a course designed to
give students a general background of math. In this
course students learn the basic properties of addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Students in the college preparatory course are able
to take algebra and geometry. These courses stress the
use of theorems and postulates. Advanced algebra and
trigonometry offer a continuation in mathematics for
those students who wish to pursue this type of course.
AWAITING HER TURN, Laura Luketic watches as Randy Drum¬
mond takes a test with a typewriter cover on his head. Stu¬
dents used the test to help them stop peeking at the keyboard.
ANGLE TRISECTION, a project concerning rays, angles and
circles, is explained by John Soltys. Such projects for ad¬
vanced algebra make math problems more visible to students.
WRESTLING with a troublesome typewriter ribbon, Linda Will¬
iams learns one of the skills taught in business courses.
HOOKING WIRES for a turtle heart experiment
are Catie Stanley and Mr. J. Rasmussen. Such OBSERVATION of the "prancing mouse" enable BSCS biology students
experiments help students to study animals. Chris Czlonka and Elaine Gaida to study the process of animal reaction.
Experiments, field trips open doors for
MAKING USE OF A
sein (net) biology
about water life. All
BSCS biology stu¬
dents participated in
the water field trip
in the spring.
OPERATING AN OSCILLOSCOPE for advanced physics, Chris Skorupa
and Cal Barnes learn how electrical currents can be measured and
made visible by a wavy line on a fluorescent screen.
UTTERLY CONFUSED, Jenny Miner tries to see the
future of other psychology students by reading palms.
students desiring knowledge in science
To help understand current science developments in
business and industry, students used field trips and mov¬
ies in addition to regular chemistry classes. Chemistry
and physics students jointly participated in a field trip
to the Standard Oil refineries. At the end of this trip
students completed a required report.
Chemistry is a study of mixtures, elements, compounds,
and chemical reactions. Physics is a more mathematical
course dealing in the study of heat, light, weight, sound,
density, radioactivity, and motion.
For the first time in seven years, the Morton science
department offered psychology. Students taking this
course studied the process of learning and how to learn.
They also studied patterns of human behavior, intel¬
ligence, and processes of thinking.
Students in biology classes performed experiments
with white mice training them to react to certain stimuli.
Botany and zoology offered a continuation of basic
biology courses. Botany is the study of plants and their
environments. Zoology students did further research on
animals and their life processes.
CAREFULLY MEASURING a mixture to be used in a chemistry
experiment, Cary Zneimer and Mike Usinger watch carefully
so that they do not spill or waste any of the liquid.
Driving classes emphasize auto safety
THROUGH THE COMPARISON of two abstract charcoal draw¬
ings, art student Cindy Echterling learns about content.
Purdue Calumet Campus parking lot was the scene of
many parallel parking practices for driver education stu¬
dents. Enrolled Morton and Bishop Noll students were
required to participate in classroom activities as well
as driving in surrounding areas. At the end of the course
students planned a two hour trip and drove to any place
they wished in the time allotted.
Another course that had record enrollment this year
was physical education. Due to a very large freshman
class and inadequate facilities, some students had to
postpone their gym classes until the second semester.
Besides the usual work with basketball, field hockey,
volleyball, and badminton, the girls learned how to use
archery equipment. Folk and square dancing, taught in
gym classes, helped build co-ordination and rhythm.
When the weather grew warmer, gymnastics and base¬
ball comprised most class periods.
Students in Art I and II learned the fundamentals
of design, contrast, light, and the use of basic art tools.
Advanced class members participated in a poster con¬
test, sponsored by the American Merchant Marine.
Besides annual concerts, students in the music depart¬
ment participated in the musical production, OLIVER!
The vocal students played the parts of the characters in
the play and orchestra members accompanied them.
ASSEMBLING HER FLUTE before class, sophomore Nancy
Baxley prepares for a short warm-up practice.
POINTING OUT the use of the various instruments on the car's dashboard to
senior Vicky Longawa is driver education instructor Mr. H. Stout.
Gov'nors learn fundamentals of wood
USE OF THE POWER DRILL is one of the skills learned in
shop. Jeff Sopo demonstrates this for Danny Hoffman.
INDIVIDUAL STUDENT INSTRUCTION is used by Mr. F. Concialdi
with Stan McCaw to provide extra help in mechanical drawing.
skill are combined to
help Jerry Bogner and
George Buechley com¬
plete their shop assign¬
ment. Projects such as
bow and arrow racks
helped to build skills.
shop, home economics to increase skills
PERMANENTLY PRESSED SHIRTS are the primary thoughts of
Rick Schwartz as he attempts to put his homemaking skills to
practical use while ironing a shirt.
“Knives and spoons to the right, forks to the left!”
Members of the boys’ foods class sometimes found that
setting a table is not as easy as it seems to be. Besides
learning how to set tables and iron shirts, boys in
clothing and foods courses learned the basic home¬
making fundamentals. They learned how to cook simple
meals and how to sew simple pieces of clothing.
Movies and research assignments played a big part
in foods and home economics courses for girls. Both
factors were used to give the girls in the classes a
better understanding of homemaking skills.
Students wishing to acquire knowledge in the field
of precise measurements, construction of scale draw¬
ings, and exact lettering took part in mechanical draw¬
ing and other shop courses. Special tools were used in
the classes to aid students in their pursuit of technical
knowledge. Advanced students also worked on two
and three dimensional problems.
A new course, descriptive geometry, was offered this
year in connection with the mechanical drawing di¬
vision at Morton. This course deals with space relation¬
ships, solid geometrical problems, and three line con¬
structions. This class was open to all students.
Safety is the main objective in shop classes. Gun and
bow and arrow racks were the projects completed in
wood shop. In this course students learned the correct
use of power tools such as drills and jigsaws.
BURIED BY PILES of cloth destined to become blouses and
skirts before the end of the semester is Carole Cornelison.
As Morton's population
exploded, facilities grew inadequate. Clubs
met after school. Dramatic equipment was
stored in the basement. A new school will
alleviate these problems. A larger auditorium
will allow one assembly to serve all
students. An enlarged stage will facilitate
the production of more involved scripts.
The organizations themselves will not change-
only their meeting places.
CATCHING UP on Associ¬
ation business. Recorder
Diane Bjorklund checks
Young leaders cope with endless tasks
Encouraged by Morton’s Student Association, school
clubs held monthly dances to raise money and provide
entertainment. Good attendance at these affairs assured
their continuance throughout the year.
This year’s Association scored at least one first in its
history. Breaking a thirteen-year tradition, a girl — Hazel
Witte — attained the office of vice-president. She and the
other two officers attended summer institute where they
studied parliamentary procedure.
At Christmas time the Association participated in
the city-wide “Toys for Tots” campaign. Old stuffed
animals and other toys were collected and distributed
to underprivileged children. Other projects included new
parking stickers and a revised Student Directory.
COURT OFFICIALS are-BOTTOM ROW: N. Baasse, P. Pesch-
ke. SECOND ROW: D. Gillespie, W. Bocken. THIRD ROW: S.
Vadas, J. Baasse. TOP ROW: J. Keilman, Mr. D. Huls.
ASSOCIATION CABINET members are—Chief Justice S. Vadas, Finley (Employment), J. Clauson .JAssemblies), J. Matrinetz
Secretaries D. Mustoe (Safety), S. Smaron (Social Affairs), J. (Treasury), and C. Skorupa (Student Center).
Senators spearhead legislative branch
SENATORS are-BOTTOM ROW: C. Cz-
lonka, D. Burke, H. Witte (pres.). SEC¬
OND ROW: J. Blackman, B. Hickman, N.
McTaggart. THIRD ROW: P. Moore, K.
Cergizan, F. Lambert, N. Zaher. TOP
ROW: T. George, J. Balka, C. Mears, P.
Skager (pres, pro tern.).
REPRESENTATIVES are-BOTTOM ROW: J. Hunt, S. O'Neal,
D. Hilty, L. Blair, P. Gladish, M. Lambert, J. Martin, C. Volk,
K. Mosca, D. Catania. SECOND ROW: J. Gerovac, B. Stewart,
J. Carter, R. Sansone, K. Farcus, S. Jeneske, D. Severa, S.
McCloud, A. Spears, L. Bagley, D. Berard, K. Certa. THIRD
ROW: D. Dale, C. Zneimer, D. Christy, J. Parson, J. Babinec,
B. Willison, S. Taggart, G. Rospond, R. Reba, J. Usinger, J.
Kohl, K. Kuhn. TOP ROW: J. Rospond, M. Pepelea, F. Swisher,
C. Parks, J. Hudson, M. Argadine, G. Sutton, I. Wells, E.
Gaida, P. Mushinski, C. Chlebowski, Mr. J. Gartner (sponsor).
GOVERNMENT CLUB officers are—Mr. Joseph Gartner and Mr. Roy Mooreheqd (sponsors), Phil Skager (pres.),
Jim Hunt (v. pres.), Joyce Carter (treas.), Pat Peschke (sec.), and Linda McTaggart (prog. ch.).
Political science clubs expand outlooks
HISTORY CLUB members are-BOTTOM ROW: D. Bienko (v.
pres.). M. Rodgers (sec.), A. Kaufman (pres.), P. Gladish. SEC¬
OND ROW: Pat Scott, B. Milner, D. Sheldon, Mr. W. Ready.
THIRD ROW: L. Stone, V. Longawa, P. Gaither, M. Hluska.
FOURTH ROW: L. Nichols, J. Carr, C. Stanley, J. Sargent. TOP
ROW: C. McCarty, E. Walkowiak, Pam Scott, J. Orahood.
Serving as an amateur rating service, Historical Club
polled Governors on various timely issues. The results
of these polls, along with student comments, appeared
in the MORTONITE. This year the club became a
member of the Hammond Historical Society. Sponsoring
bake sales and a car wash, members earned money to
finance a trip to Chicago museums and galleries. Money
from these projects also made possible a Christmas
bowling party and a beach party in June.
Concern for two Vietnamese children prompted Gov¬
ernment Club to organize its annual dance and assembly
program. Holding an informal dance for the second year,
club members voted to continue with “Cupid’s Concerto”
as the annual name for the affair. “Cupid’s Concerto,
1967” grossed over 200 dollars for Be and Trung. The
assembly, complete with fake television stars, added
several hundred dollars to the fund.
NEWLY INITIATED HONOR SOCIETY members are-BOTTOM ROW: C. Lessie,
L. Schwandt, J, Long, S. Crist, D. Bergner, L. Gasparino, D. Bocken, Jane Staf¬
ford, R. Barbara. SECOND ROW: D. Bienko, M. Rodgers, C. Basso, B. Franklin,
C. Sharpe, P. Bobich, C. Bocken, G. Herochik, K. Farcus. THIRD ROW: J. Kohl,
M. Hluska, H. Witte, S. Bigler, L. Lowrance, D. Bjorklund, P. Boyle, C. Arvay.
FOURTH ROW: L. Hopp, M. Mechel, J. Orahood, L. Luketic, N. Baasse, C.
Ference, C. Fletcher, B. Stewart. FIFTH ROW: T. Rhodes, S. Allen, S. Boskovitch,
W. Sonaty, M. Schlesinger, J. Roquet, G. Cichocki, D. Buza, R. Sansone. TOP
ROW: P. Strege, J. Webster, M. Usinger, T. Vanes, L. Kolodziej, W. Griggs, T.
Arnold, R. Snyder, C. Marshall, C. Parks.
DETERMINATION mirrored on her face, NFL
member Mary Lou Sheldon portrays a dra¬
matic scene from THE MIRACLE WORKER.
OLD HONOR SOCIETY members are-BOTTOM ROW: L. Bag-
ley, K. Sklanka, D. Burke (sec.), N. Reitz (prog, ch.), P. Skager
(pres.), V. Catania (v. pres.), L. McTaggart (alum, ch.), J.
Gearman, J. Stafford, V. Longawa. SECOND ROW: B. Mola,
P. Peschke, K. Johnson, J. Miner,. J. Makowski, M. Sheldon, L.
Bjorklund, S. Smaron, Pam Scott, Miss M. Hunter (sponsor).
THIRD ROW: K. Hmurovich, L. Williams, C. Stanley, V. Wil¬
liams, D. Daun, B. Woerner, C. Szafarczyk, D. Christy, E. Wal-
kowiak, B. Burton, C. McCarty. TOP ROW: L. Nichols, D. Su-
mis, G. Austin, C. Guzis, B. Kasper, D. Dawson, J. Finley, J.
Rospond, R. Volbrecht, C. Skorupa, T. George, C. Bailor. Mem¬
bers must possess leadership and service qualities.
essential qualification for honor groups
Hard work and superior grades paved the way for en¬
trance into Morton chapters of national honorary organ¬
izations. Those attaining a set number of points in speech
or drama were eligible for National Forensics League
or Thespians. National Honor Society stressed scholar¬
ship and participation as entrance requirements.
Almost 60 Governors—an all-time high-became mem¬
bers of Honor Society at this year’s April initiation. In
addition, 18 underclassmen were awarded provisional
membership as an incentive for achievements. Both old
and new members helped plan the annual banquet.
NFL MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW : C. Starks (sec.), D. Daw¬
son (pres.), R. Snyder (v. pres.). SECOND ROW: L. Schwandt,
H. Witte, R. Collins, E. Hopf, Mrs. C. Slys (sponsor). THIRD
ROW: C. Bocken, C. Lessie, M. Sheldon, P. Weiland, A. War¬
ing, Mr. J. McNabney. FOURTH ROW: D. Christy, L. Lowrance,
L. McTaggarf, C. Echterling, S. Snyder. TOP ROW: S. Wilson,
W. Griggs, C. Bailor, T. Vanes, K. Nowak, P. McCammon.
THESPIANS are-BOTTOM ROW: D. Bergner, E. Williams
), G. Austin (pres.), J. Anderson (v. pres.), C. Meyer, M.
Sheldon. SECOND ROW: T. Rhodes, L. Capalby, R. Zgunda,
C. Szafarczyk, D. Burke, P. Goginsky, G. Kelley. TOP ROW:
C. Hopf, B. Cantwell, P. Sesny, C. Bailor, G. Cantwell, D. Su-
mis, G. Girman. They participate in drama and comedy.
DEBATE AND ORAL INTERPRETATION LEAGUE members are-BOTTOM ROW:
Mr. J. McNabney and Mrs. C. Slys (sponsors), M. Sheldon (sec.), C. Bocken (v.
pres.), L. Lowrance (pres.). SECOND ROW: H. Witte, L. Schwandt, P. Weiland,
E. Hopf, S. Black. THIRD ROW:-d. Dawson, C. Lessie, B. Collins, M. Bailor, C.
Echterling, N.' Baxley. FOURTH ROW: I. Branik, S. Wilson, S. Snyder, A. War¬
ing, D. Christy, L. McTaggart. TOP ROW: R. Snyder, W. Griggs, C. Bailor, C.
Starks, K. Nowak, T. Vanes, P. McCammon.
MOLDING A TINY FIGURE with his hands. Art Club sponsor Mr.
Anthony Waring shows club members Tom Goldasich and Mary
Lou Bogner how to work with and to shape soft clay.
BROUGHT TO LIFE by a young artist's hands
a cold rock becomes a vibrant figure.
and after school.
Stage Crew members
Paul Sesny, Larry
Buechley, and Mike
Usinger help complete
the OLIVER! setting.
Clubs provide outlet for creativeness
Qualifying ten individuals and one two-man debate
team for regional competition, Morton’s speech clubs
captured the third place Sweepstakes trophy in this year’s
Sectionals. One young orator—senior Chuck Starks—went
on to qualify for state finals in oratorical declamation.
This event consists of choosing and delivering a speech
written by another person—usually a known speaker.
To meet transportation costs to various tournaments,
speech clubs sponsored “Battle of the Bands.” The dance,
open to all city students, featured regional combos.
Using their tickets as ballots, those attending chose the
Tastie Mojos as their favorite group.
Forming the bulk of play committees, Theater Guild
members devoted much of their time to making Morton’s
productions successful. Between plays members partic¬
ipated in Actor’s Workshop where they perfected acting
skills. Stage plays and college productions also served
as models for correct techniques.
Concentrating on developing new drawing skills, Art
Club took trips to area art museums and studios.
THEATER GUILD OFFICERS, representing a total club mem¬
bership of over seventy students, are Gerry Girman (v. pres.),
Carolyn Szafarczyk (sec.), and Terry Rhodes (pres.).
Students 7 knowledge increases through
HOLDING A WATCH GLASS up to the light, Phy-Chem Club
member Charlie Parks inspects the results of an experiment.
He, like many of his fellow club members, exhibited his pro¬
ject at Morton's annual Science Open House.
PHOTO CLUB members are-BOT-
TOM ROW: M. Jackson, B. Sullivan,
Mr. J. Rasmussen (sponsor). SEC¬
OND ROW: D. Parks, C. Guzis, J.
Brown. TOP ROW: T. Rasmussen,
Holding a formal banquet in February, Phy-Chem
Club honored members Dennis Dawson and Charles
Guzis for their success in the Westinghouse Science Tal¬
ent Search. Composed of students taking physics or
chemistry, the club toured Standard Oil and Argonne
Laboratories, site of a huge atomic reactor.
Exhibits at Morton and the Hammond Public Library
gave Photo Club members a chance to show their work.
Responsible for MORTONITE and some TOP HAT pic¬
tures, the club used the money that they earned to buy
new materials for the photography labs.
In charge of audio and visual equipment, Cinema
Club members showed movies and operated expensive
recording instruments. Several members were involved
in producing sound effects for the school plays.
WAQTZO were the call letters of Electronics Club’s
new ham radio station. Starting from scratch, club mem¬
bers planned and constructed their own ten-watt trans¬
mitter. QSL cards, which verified reception of Morton’s
radio signals, were received from all parts of the world.
CINEMA CLUB members are—BOTTOM ROW: T. Van Gorp
(sec.), C. Massie (pres.), C. Hopf (v. pres.). SECOND ROW:
R. Griffith, S. Black, B. Rathbun. THIRD ROW: S. Medanic, F.
McDaniel, L. Stone, N. Montgomery. FOURTH ROW: R. Zgun-
da, C. Barnes, R. Blythe, A. Szafarczyk. TOP ROW: Mr. J.
Kolar (sponsor), J. York, J. Novak, Mr. Gibson (sponsor).
PHY-CHEM CLUB officers and sponsors are-SITTING: Sandy Snyder (v. pres.). Dr.
Robert Parson (sec.). STANDING: Dennis Dawson (pres.), Gary Austin (treas.), Mr. R.
M. El Naggar (sponsor),
. Owczarzak (sponsor).
BIOLOGY CLUB MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: C. Lessie and
L. Schwandt (co-pub. ch.), P. Williams (sec.-treas.), M. Hluska
(pres.), C. Mears (v. pres.). SECOND ROW: P. Chiki, M. Bailor,
L. Bell, F. Wright, B. Franklin. TOP ROW: Mr. R. Ernest (spon¬
sor), J. Deiotte, T. Goldasich, J. Stevens, G. Williams, G.
Banka, Mr. B. Spry (sponsor).
Cell structure proves engrossing study
ZOOLOGY CLUB members are-BOTTOM ROW: B. Bicanic (sec. of affairs), P. Skager (pres.), I. Bjork-
lund (v. pres.), G. Cichocki (sec.-treas.). SECOND ROW: E. Walkowiak, N. Trubich, K. Cody, H.
Witte. THIRD ROW: C. Stanley, N. Reitz, L. Bagley, J. Dorrance, Mr. J. Rasmussen (sponsor). TOP
ROW: M. Wargo, B. Cunningham, G. Banka, L. Buechley, G. Wiseman.
Pupils aid others by working together
DISCUSSING PLANS for their club's Spanish dinner are Inter¬
national Club officers Theresa Tokoly (sec.), Nancy Baxley
(treas.), and Rob Keilman (pres.).
Numbering 90 members, the International Language
Club was one of the largest at Morton. At alternate meet¬
ings each language division presented a program fea¬
turing movies, foreign dances, or guest speakers. A
Christmas party and a trip to Cafe la Margarita intro¬
duced the club to foreign foods.
Meeting the requirement of a B or better average,
Tutors assisted others in subjects causing difficiulties.
Part of the money earned through tutoring was placed
in the club treasury. Tutors used these funds to make a
contribution to Morton’s adopted orphans.
Sponsoring a roller skating party and a bake sale,
Biology Club earned money to purchase expensive in¬
struments for the Science Department. A spring trip to
the Purdue University laboratories advanced their knowl¬
edge of new techniques in biological research.
Interested in scientific careers, the Zoology Club in¬
vited speakers to give talks and show movies on various
job opportunities. Field trip destinations included the
Indiana Dunes State Park, St. Catherine’s Hospital, and
an animal hospital. Members of both the Biology and
Zoology Clubs participated in Morton’s Science Open
House and the Regional Science Fair.
TUTORS CLUB MEMBERS are—BOTTOM ROW: J. Miner (v. pres.), L.
Nichols (pres.), Pam Scott (sec.-treas.). SECOND ROW: D. Sheldon, M.
Hluska, S. Kender. THIRD ROW: J. Sargent, D. Bienko. TOP ROW- C.
Stanley, C. McCarty, Miss W. Clair (sponsor).
UNACCUSTOMED TO FOREIGN FOOD, Laura Luketic
savors tacos at the Language Club dinner.
FUTURE NURSES are—BOTTOM ROW: M. Boyle (sec.), L. Bag- P. Bagley, K. Mann, E. Walkowiak, K. Bocken. TOP ROW: J.
ley (pres.), N. Reitz (trees.), K. Fulte (v. pres.). SECOND ROW: Ralph, J. Clauson, J. Miner, D. Corona, C. Arvay.
Prospective positions stir future nurses,
FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA officers and sponsors, sorting spools of ribbon from their Christmas
sale, are Rita Sansone (sec.), Mrs. Marylou Bringas and Mrs. Norma Kelly (sponsors). Barb Franklin
(v. pres.). Candy Lessie (pres.), and Beth Stewart (treas.).
teachers, secretaries to accomplishment
CAREFULLY MEASURING Carol McCarty's height, FNC presi¬
dent Lynn Bagley performs one of her duties as a nurse's
aide. Such work helped prepare her for nursing.
To further their knowledge of education careers, Fu¬
ture Teachers of America invited new Morton teachers
to relate episodes of college and student-teaching days.
Members obtained some real classroom experience by
assisting teachers in the elementary building. Selling
ribbon at Christmastime, FTA earned a total of over
200 dollars for its scholarship fund. Each senior member
who entered college received a small scholarship.
Trips to nearby companies, helped acquaint Future
Secretaries of America with job opportunities in their
own area. Seniors in Morton’s FSA chapter gained on-
the-job training by spending a day helping secretaries in
local businesses. This year’s FSA prepared a Thanks¬
giving basket for an area needy family.
Members of the Future Nurses’ Club, working as
assistants to the school nurse, prepared for prospective
hospital positions. Under a new point system those meet¬
ing certain requirements earned club pins. At the spring
awards banquet graduating seniors were honored with
gifts. “Operation Christmas Card,” sponsored by the
club, cheered the lives of servicemen in Vietnam.
FUTURE SECRETARIES OF AMERICA are-BOTTOM ROW: P.
Peschke (pres.), Miss A. Rathman (sponsor), P. Moore. SEC¬
OND ROW: P. Weiland, M. Vandenbemden, J. Gearman, P.
Gladish. THIRD ROW: S. Fredericks, K. Ally, R. Barbara.
FOURTH ROW: S. Maxie, C. Kwandras, D. Levien, S. Graham.
TOP ROW: M. Burkland, C. Basso, K. Hayduk, S. Hartlerode.
Looming deadlines swamp busy staff
All-American honors went to Morton’s yearbook, the
TOP HAT, for excellence in style, planning and total
appearance. Scoring 978 out of a possible 1000 points,
the yearbook also earned Medalist honors from the Col¬
umbia Scholastic Press Association. It was the third
time in the past four years that the TOP HAT has re¬
ceived top ratings in national competition.
Although following the precedent set by previous
books, this year’s TOP HAT was different in several
ways. Color on the Homecoming, prom, and play spreads
and an enlarged opening section were two of these
changes. Necessary because of the increasing enrollment
in the high school, eight extra pages provided room for
more extensive coverage of school affairs. Costs for these
additions were met by selling extra advertising space to
local merchants and school organizations.
As preparation for their new positions, this year’s co¬
editors attended summer institute at Indiana Univer¬
sity where they studied copywriting and editing.
IN CHARGE of the entire yearbook are co-editors Linda
Nichols and Sue Smaron and advisor Mrs. Helen Stock.
TOP HAT STAFF members are—BOTTOM ROW: R. Barbara, K. Bocken (class ed.), M. Hluska (acad. ed.),
C. Uriss. SECOND ROW: C. Bocken (index ed.), C. Arvay (class ed.), V. Westerfield, Pam Scott (clubs ed.),
L. Schwandt (fac. ed.). TOP ROW: J. Orahood, D. Bienko, L. Hopp, S. Bigler, F. Wright, M. Dziadon.
TOP HAT SELLERS are-BOTTOM ROW: J. Matrinetz, M.
Hluska, C. Czlonka, P. Gladish, S. Crist, C. Lessie, P. Weiland,
L. Prendergast, C. Baker, D. Bocken, S. Kondrat. SECOND
ROW: J. Clauson, S. Jeneske, D. Hilty, J. Rogowski, C. Mears,
M. Bogner, F. Metz, B. Odegard, L. Clarke, A. Brandenburg,
S. Smaron. THIRD ROW: P. Moore, B. Frye, B. Stewart, J.
Blackman, J. Dorrance, L. Luketic, L. Orosco, C. Pickett, K.
Young, J. Kohl, B. Scheffer, M. Stewart, TOP ROW: R. Skoru-
pa, D. Hiduke, C. Stanley, I. Wells, C. Zneimer, L. Hopp, C.
Sharpe, D. Gillespie, L. Nichols, T. Van Gorp, R. Vanes, M.
Wachel, Mrs. J. Hetterscheidt (bus. advisor}. TOP HAT sellers
promote the purchase of yearbooks in their homerooms.
Aspiring journalists publish newspaper
MORTONITE PAGE EDITORS and business staff members are—SITTING: Vicky Longawa, Margaret Bailor. STAND¬
ING: Mary Houghton, Barb Franklin, Jackie Kohl, Elaine Walkowiak, Jim Hunt.
Faced with a 50 per cent cut in its budget, the MOR¬
TONITE staff had to struggle to make ends meet second
semester. Staff members worked to sell extra advertising
space but could not produce enough money to keep the
paper on its regular bi-weekly schedule. The staff did
succeed in preparing a “flyer” at Sectional time plus
several editions at three-week intervals.
Awarded first place honors by two national rating
services, the MORTONITE drew a record number of
aspiring journalists in January. Working under crowded
conditions, they helped put together the last issues of the
paper that would be published at the old school.
Designed to honor industrious young writers, Quill
and Scroll ushered in new members at candlelight cere¬
monies. Club projects included the annual TOP HAT-
MORTONITE game and the staff banquet.
CRAMMED INTO teachers' of¬
fice boxes, MORTONITES
await deliverance at home¬
room time on Fridays.
MORTONITE CO-EDITORS Linda Lowrance and Vicki Williams
and managing editor Lu Ann Schwandt check a story.
MORTONITE REPORTERS, who gather facts and write news
stories, are—BOTTOM ROW: S. Crist, L. Houchin, L. Bjorklund,
L. McTaggart. SECOND ROW: C. Lessie, L. Josway, B. Hick¬
man, S. Brown, G. Rospond. THIRD ROW: D, Daun, G. Hero-
chik, A. Flick, K. Cergizan, J. Sargent. TOP ROW: D. Gillespie,
M. Guiden, A. DeLau, D. Christy, T. Rhodes, M. Russell (typ.).
QUILL AND SCROLL members are—BOTTOM ROW: L. Nichols (sec.), S. Smaron (pres.), L. Schwandt (treas.).
B. Franklin (prog, ch.), H. Witte. SECOND ROW: C. Szafarczyk, Pam Scott, S. Crist, M. Hluska, Mrs. H. Stock
(sponsor). THIRD ROW: M. Houghton, L. Josway, G. Herochik, L. Ldwrance, M. Bailor, J. Kohl. TOP ROW: V.
Longawa, J. Hunt, E. Walkowiak, T. Rhodes, D. Christy, L. Hopp, L. Gasparino.
Aid for needy, aged, homeless acts as
Y-TEENS OFFICERS are Jackie Kohl (treas.), Linda Nichols
(pres.), Elaine Walkowiak (v. pres.). Miss M. Schlaffer (spon¬
sor), and Pam Scott (sec.). Y-Teens is affiliated with the
youth division of the international YWCA.
Designed to help teenage girls develop in mind and
spirit, service clubs offered Governors an opportunity
to help others less fortunate than themselves.
Beginning their activities with initiation ceremonies in
January, Y-Teens planned several service projects for
the year. The first was a bake sale held to earn money
to send a CARE package overseas. For Easter members
organized an Easter egg hunt for the children in Car¬
melite Home for Boys. Proceeds from a computer dance
co-sponsored with the Association were also used for the
Carmelite Home. At the Y-Teens spring banquet mem¬
bers who had accumulated the highest number of points
for leadership and service received small awards.
Life for residents of the Woodmar Nursing Home was
perhaps made a little brighter through the efforts of
the Home Ec and Girls’ Clubs. Twice during the year
members from these two service clubs made cookies and
punch to take to the elderly people at the Home. Com¬
posed of girls interested in domestic skills, Home Ec
Club also sponsored a Mother-Daughter Fashion Show
where students modeled their handmade outfits.
GIRLS' CLUB members are-BOTTOM ROW: L. Bell (pres.), S. Maxie, B. Bu-
jaki (treas.). SECOND ROW: L. Van Lul (sec.), G. Cichocki (v. pres.), Miss
J. Martine (sponsor). TOP ROW: S. Fusner, C. Kwandras, K. Kuhn.
HOME EC CLUB members are-BOTTOM ROW:
B. Milner (pres.), Mrs. E. Stier (sponsor). SECOND
ROW: P. Bobich (sec.), K. Mosca. THIRD ROW:
C. Relinski, B. Bujaki. FOURTH ROW: B. Frye, J.
Peters. TOP ROW: C. Marshall, J. Nagy.
theme of girls' community service clubs
SOFT CANDLELIGHT flooding their faces, Y-Teens Linda Nich- club's initiation dinner. During the ceremony, each member
ols, Jackie Kohl, and Mary Houghton participate in their lit the candle of the person next to her.
Service, sports part of MHS tradition
Only males were eligible for Morton’s two exclusive
boys’ clubs—Hi-Y and M-Club. Meeting at irregular in¬
tervals, members planned a Wide variety of projects.
Playing a key role in Homecoming activities, Hi-Y
took responsibility for readying the field for half-time
ceremonies. Their duties included setting up the Top
Hat platform on which the queen is traditionally crowned
and providing chairs for the queen candidates and their
escorts. In November club members collected canned
goods and money to supply Thanksgiving baskets for
needy families in the Hessville area.
Sponsoring the “Has Been-Will Be” basketball game,
M-Club earned money to continue the display of team
pictures in the north hall. The game, an annual clash be¬
tween departing seniors and the present underclassmen,
featured boy cheerleaders and players covered with black
paint. M-Club members, all of whom have earned one
or more letters through participation in Morton’s seven
indoor and outdoor sports, also boosted spirit by sitting
in the cheering block at basketball Sectionals.
HI-Y CLUB members, who perform service projects for the
school and community, are—BOTTOM ROW: J. Chorba (pres.),
J. Rospond (chap.), J. Bogner (sec.), B. Swindle (v. pres.). SEC¬
OND ROW: J. Bardoczi (treas.), G. Banka (sgt. at arms), R.
Drake. THIRD ROW: S. Vadas, F. Padilla, R. Schwartz, E. John¬
son. TOP ROW: Mr. E. Musselman (sponsor), D. Blankman, L.
Wilkens, J. Keilman, Mr. W. Todd (sponsor).
M-CLUB MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: G. Banka, K. White,
J. Bardoczi, F. Padilla, L. Sunde, C. Skorupa (treas.), J. Jarosz
(sec.), S. Vadas (v. pres.), R. Volbrecht (pres.). SECOND ROW:
R. Meseberg, B. Matthews, J. Rospond, D. Mustoe, B. Harvey,
J. Keilman, D. Koiiboski, F. Swisher, F. Vince, Mr. R. Fraser
(spon.). THIRD ROW: R. Drake, F. Hendron, D. Barron. TOP
ROW: E. Johnson, J. Bogner, D. Berard, T. George, F. Shinkle,
F. Matthews,' K. Bastasich, R. Schwartz, F. Tokoly.
Choral group members enter regional,
GIRLS' CHOIR MEMBERS, who sang at all assemblies and con¬
certs sponsored by Morton's vocal department, are—BOTTOM
ROW: S. Drummond, S. McCloud, K. Certa, C. Kaufman, L.
Lundquist. SECOND ROW: C. Dunfee, C. Ference, R. San-
sone, K. Van Gorp, P. Green, D. Lewis. TOP ROW: B. Bogert,
P. Mushinski, M. London, L. Strohl, S. Fowler, K. Kyle.
CONCERT CHOIR members are-BOTTOM RO
C. Boren, D. Goodson, B. Wing, D. Bjorklund,
Williamson, L. Luketic, J. Deiotte, G. Shawver,
Gaskey, G. Crosby, D. Bergner, D. Sheldon,
Traveling to Kankakee, Illinois, members of the Con¬
cert Choir appeared before the Music Education Club
at Olivet Nazarene College. Invited to sing, members
also toured the campus and listened to a collegiate per¬
formance of the “Messiah.” Although the Concert Choir
as a whole did not participate in any contests, several
soloists earned second place ratings in state competition.
In the spring the Choir performed at the All-City
Music Festival held at the Civic Center and at Mortons
Baccalaureate and Commencement. Climaxing their sing¬
ing careers at Morton, senior members received awards
according to the number of points they had earned
through assemblies, concerts, and extracurricular groups.
Only members of the Concert Choir could participate
in the Mixed Ensemble, also known as “Swing Sixteen.”
Singing carols at Hammond City Hall, the group took
part in the “putting up” ceremony of the large Christmas
tree. As members of the Vocal Department, the Mixed
Ensemble and Girls’ Choir sang at assemblies and con¬
certs designed to entertain and raise money.
By combining their efforts, the musical and vocal
groups earned a total of 1100 dollars though the sale
of candy. This money was added to the fund for Con¬
cert Choir robes and new boys’ Choir blazers.
MEMBERS OF THE MIXED ENSEMBLE are-BOTTOM ROW: C.
Boren, D. Bjorklund, D. Bergner, W. Williamson. SECOND
ROW: G. Crosby, I. Balog, D. Wright, J. Deiotte. TOP ROW:
W. Knish, P. Coates, P. Pierson, N. Baasse, C. Hopf.
Boyle. SECOND ROW: N. Zaher, P. Barnette, J. Swank, D.
Ellis, Mr. L. Patterson (director), E. Looney, J. Frink, D. Swindle,
B. Lassiter, W. Knish, M. Schneider, P. Pierson, N. Baasse, D.
Gillespie. TOP ROW: S. Smith, C. Kwandras, I. Balog, S. Perz-
nowski, P. Coates, C. Parks, D. Lassiter, C. Hopf, J. King, D.
Colbert, M. Greenwood, D. Wright, S. Snyder. To become
eligible for membership in Concert Choir, hopeful singers must
first participate in Girls' Choir or Boys' Choir.
ORCHESTRA MEMBERS cire-FIRST ROW: R. Volbrecht, M. ROW: K. Sklanka, L. Arthur, S. Gyurko, M. Sklanka, P. Har-
Lamski, D. Spenser, P. Novak, D. Gyurko, K. Burton. SECOND mon, K. Moery, D. Chigas, D. Swaim. THIRD ROW: T. Ras-
Vocal, orchestral groups exhibit talents
BOYS' CHOIR members ore-BOTTOM ROW: L. Payne, T. Simpson, D. Hunter, T. Hewlett. TOP ROW: E Griggs, G. Wil-
Warkentien, E. Erickson, J. Bastasich, J. Ostojic, R. Flores. SEC- liams, J. Spencer, G. Drangmeister, T WiNardo, M. Popagain,
OND ROW: J. Strohl, D. Kohanyi, R. Colvin, K. Stump, D. G. Madison, J. Chorba. Not pictured is Director L. Patterson.
mussen, M. Clifton, P. Garland, R. Casey, B. Takacs, M. Dra- Arnold, M. Schlesinger, E. Erickson, R. Sansone (pianist) Not
gomer, Mr. L. Gregory (director), R. Moery, B. Griffith, T. pictured are C. Kohler, N. Baxley, N. Montgomery, W. Griggs.
by performing for concerts, assemblies
Working directly with the Drama Department, Mor¬
ton’s Orchestra provided the background music for the
spring musical OLIVER! Although the Orchestra is re¬
sponsible for the overtures and intermission scores at
all Governor productions, it is only during the musicals
that members have a chance to actually accompany the
players on stage. In addition, the Orchestra performed
during the fall and spring concerts and at the state
contest in April. Through its participation in the Music
Department’s candy sale, Orchestra earned money to
purchase material for new gowns for girl members.
Ending their activities, members held their annual party
where the most valuable senior was presented the Letter
Lyre award and graduating members received pins.
Snowed out” of the regional contest by the Big
Storm in January, Carillons competed in the state vocal
contest at Butler University. There they received a
second place rating in their division. Both Carillons and
Boys’ Choir sang at the Vocal Department’s Thanks¬
giving and Christmas assemblies and the Spring Concert.
CARILLONS, who are chosen at fall auditions, are—BOTTOM
ROW: L. Lundquist, C. Kaufman, S. McCloud. SECOND ROW:
R. Sansone, M. Greenwood. THIRD ROW: K. Van Gorp, J.
Harkin, S. Drummond. TOP ROW: B. Bogert, D. Gillespie, D.
Fowler. These girls caroled shoppers at Christmas.
BAND MEMBERS, who played at a variety of school functions,
are-BOTTOM ROW: B. Willison, G. Fix, A. Golarz, N. Baxley,
N. Montgomery, K. Moery, S. Saksa, M. Rodgers, D. Swaim, L.
Hilty, K. Mann, L. White, D. Avery, P. York, C. Liming, D.
Petho. SECOND ROW: M. Bailor, D. Williams, M. Dziadon, D.
McCullough, K. Wittig, D. Burke, P. McCausland, N. Zaher, S.
Gyurko, J. Flickinger, P. McPheron, D. Spencer, E. Hopf, Miss
G. Benjamin (associate director). THIRD ROW: B. Young, E.
Instruments employed by skilled hands
DANCE BAND members are-BOTTOM ROW: S. Gyurko, P. Williams, A. Chepregi, M. Eastwood, D. Parks. SEC
COND ROW: R. Sansone, Mr. J. Melton (director), D. Swaim, W. Griggs, E. Erickson, T. Arnold, M. Schlesinger
R. Griffith, D. Burke. TOP ROW: L. Peterson, G. Williams, C. Parks.
Erickson, R. Bosch, D. Parks, L. Bokori, J. Johnson, J. Tarpley,
P. Williams, P. Harmon, R. Bower, R. Rogus, M. Balog, J. Long,
A. Chepregi, S. Bewley, C. Bell. TOP ROW: W. Griggs, C.
Parks, L. Peterson, G. Williams, C. Johnson, R. Brouillette, D.
Refining their skills through daily practice, Morton
Band members performed in parades, contests, and home
football games. In March five Governor instrumentalists
journeyed to Butler University where they participated
in Indiana’s All-State Band. Facing state-wide competi¬
tion on April 15, the Band won first division awards
in both concert playing and sight reading. During the
summer, members marched in the annual Mardi Gras
parade at Chicago’s Riverview. Money earned from con¬
certs and the sale of candy and fire extinguishers brought
the Band closer to its goal of new uniforms.
Also part of the Concert Band, Dance Band musicians
played at the Dress-Right and Homecoming assemblies,
concerts, and the annual Band and Orchestra party.
Holding a bake sale in the spring, Music in Perspec¬
tive Club purchased new tapes and stereo LPs to add
to the club collection. This money also strengthened
the fund for a high fidelity sound system.
MUSIC IN PERSPECTIVE CLUB members, interested in many
music forms are—BOTTOM ROW: Mr. R. Coolidge (sponsor),
C. Parks (pres.), Mr. J. Kolar. SECOND ROW: L. Schwandt
(sec.), E. Erickson, J. Sargent, R. Sansone. THIRD ROW: J.
Long, C. Ference, N. Montgomery. FOURTH ROW: E. Maggi,
B. Stewart. TOP ROW: T. Arnold, S. Medanic, S. Fusner.
Sumis, B. Rathbun, E. Maggi, E. Griggs, R. Griffith, E. Keller,
J. Slade, J. Carr, M. Eastwood, T. Arnold, M. Schlesinger, R.
Zea. Not pictured are S. Grimms, S. Jeneske, T. Reinhardt,
L. Reynolds, D. Tumis, L. Wilkens, K. Williams.
BOOSTER CLUB officers
are K. Bocken (pub. ch.),
D. Burke (v. pres.), S. Big¬
ler (pub. ch.), N. Baxley
(pub. ch.), M. Blackman
(cape section ch.), B. Bic-
anic (treas.), N. Baasse
(pres.), C. Kaufman (sgt.
at arms), L. Sorbello (sec.).
Organizations combine to boost spirit
Bus trips, painted clapping blocks, capes, and signs
were all a part of this year’s Booster Club. One of Mor¬
ton’s largest organizations, Booster Club’s main function
was to stir up support for athletic events. Cutting and
sewing new red and gray capes, members worked with
the cheerleaders to develop routines for the cheer block.
During November the club held a dance to raise money
for the athletic department. After viewing the baby
pictures of six varsity football players, students attend¬
ing the affair voted for the baby they thought would
grow into the best player. Steve Vadas was crowned “Mr.
Football” at the dance held in the gym.
Practicing twice a week resulted in the first place
district award and the third place state trophy for Mor¬
ton’s twirlers. Traveling throughout the state, members
of the squad displayed their talents in contests and
exhibitions. One of their main activities was performing
at home football and basketball games.
In compliance with the President’s Council for Phys¬
ical Fitness, members of the Girls’ Athletic Association
participated in a strenuous program of activities. Bowl¬
ing, tennis, swimming, and gymnastics helped develop
these girls into active young women.
ACTIVE GAA members are—
BOTTOM ROW: R. Reba, K. De-
Bold. SECOND ROW: G. Ros-
pond, Miss J. Hall (sponsor), S.
Kender. TOP ROW: D. Cheek,
DRUM MAJOR Mark Eastwood led the
band at home football games.
CHEER BLOCK members suffer through a tense moment at basketball Sectionals.
TWIRLERS are-KNEELING: N. Montgomery, S. Bewley (head Stevenson, M. Hunt, C. Lessie. Not pictured is J. Bond. The
twirler), M. Stryzinski. SECOND ROW: K. Moery, C. Brack, M. twirlers presented half-time shows at Morton's football games.
Athletes running the 50-yard dash
through Mortons corridors were common sights
as the track team began
spring training. Due to limited
facilities and inclement weather, the team was
forced to do its sprinting in the halls.
However, after the move into the new
building, all teams hope to show improvement
through the use of better facilities.
Morton governor gridmen take second
EYEING THE MHS GOAL LINE, letterman Dave Mus-
toe advances down the open field. Defense proved
invaluable by holding Morton opponents to 96 points
during regular season play.
INDIVIDUAL FOOTBALL RECORD
"Includes field goals
Captain — Ron Volbrecht
Most Valuable Player — Steve Vadas
SUPERVISING THE GOVERNOR GRIDMEN from behind the
sidelines is coach Maurey Zlotnik's task during the game. In
practice, however, he taught the players new tactics.
place honors in Northwest Conference
Striving to uphold the glory of a state champ team,
the Governors set out to take state honors, capture the
conference title, and extend their winning streak. They
came within two games of accomplishing these aims.
Morton fans had their eyes on the Tech Football-O-
Rama to see what kind of team head-coach Maurey Zlot-
nik and assistants Bob Gollner and Nick Luketic would
produce. 1967 looked good with Morton dominating the
O-Rama by beating Tech, 16-0, and Gavit, 14-0.
Easy victory over Michigan City, 19-0, the first game
of the year, provided the team with a foundation on
which to build. The following week the defense stopped
Bishop Noll from scoring on Morton’s 20-yard line and
ended the game 14-7 in the Governors’ favor. Clark’s
team struck first in their encounter with M.H.S. — that
was all the points they scored — as the Governor gridmen
came storming back with a 27-6 victory.
Morton gained attention as they collided with the
East Chicago Washington Senators. Mistakes on the
Senators’ part and excellent execution of plays by Mor¬
ton gave M.H.S. a 19-0 lead at the end of the first quar¬
ter. From then on it was the Senators’ time to score,
ending the game in a tie 19-19.
The fifth game of the season, against Tech, showed
that the boys could bounce back from a depressing game
the week before to win 34-13. Another team having the
privilege of scoring first on the Governors were the
Whiting Oilers. M.H.S. came back with five touchdowns
while only allowing one more for the Oilers. The final
score was Morton 34, Whiting 14.
With an unblemished record for 18 games, M.H.S.
came up against the Rough Riders of Roosevelt. Capit¬
alizing on early game mistakes, the Riders had a 13-0
lead at half time. The gridmen scored early in the sec¬
ond half, but Roosevelt iced the game with a field goal,
ending the game in their favor 16-7.
With only two games remaining and all hopes of state
honors, conference title, and lengthening the winning
streak vanquished, the squad prepared to take the
city title. The scoring machine and strong defense of
the gridmen handed Gavit a 37-7 loss, showing that
the bow to Roosevelt did not hamper the Governors.
Coming up against archrival Hammond High, the
coaches and team kept in mind that never in Morton’s
football history have the Governors beaten H.H.S. twice
in a row. M.H.S. succeeded in overwhelming the Wild¬
cats on a snowsoftened field, 42-14, taking the city title
successfully for two straight years.
DIVING FOR FIRST DOWN YARDAGE, D.
Mustoe goes under to three Tech Tigers as
B. Harvey awaits the outcome.
SUSPENSE DWELLS IN THE MINDS of these Morton Governors as they
await their turn on the playing field.
Explosive governors capture successful
BREAKING A WILDCAT TACKLE is B. Harvey's main
objective as C. Skorupa blocks a Hammond defender.
to the bench, Lar¬
ry Robertson con¬
centrates on get¬
for the next plays.
VARSITY team members are—BOTTOM ROW: Mr. W. Becker,
Mr. N. Luketic, Mr. M. Zlotnik, J. WiHnski, T. Gollner, B. Matt¬
hews, S. Kozubal, J. Clark, D. Mustoe, R. Meseberg, R. Eat-
inger, A. Parrish, J. Chorba, M. Simko. SECOND ROW: Mr. B.
Gollner, J. Bogner, J. Bardoczi, E. Johnson, J. Seno, T.
George, L. Sunde, J. Rospond, C. Skorupa, R. Volbrecht, J.
Francis, M. Powers, J. Jarosz, J. Balka, T. Konetski. THIRD
ROW: Mr. G. Kurteff, M. Mazur, R. Pierson, R. Drake, J. Paw-
lak, F. Shinkle, J. Baasse, J. Strayer, S. Vadas, F. Hendron,
F. Matthews. FOURTH ROW: E. Ferguson, G. Botman, L.
Robertson, K. Bastasich, J. Keilman, F. Padilla, B. Harvey,
F. Tokoly, C. Robertson, D. Koliboski, J. Spencer, B. Hopek.
year against rivals
VARSITY FOOTBALL STATISTICS
Michigan City 0
Bishop Noll 7
E. C. Washington 19
E. C. Roosevelt 16
Hammond High 14
SURROUNDED BY ROOSEVELT DEFENDERS, junior T. Gollner
attempts to gain yardage despite gang tackling.
B-team goes undefeated, wins city title
B-TEAM MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: S. Kozubal, B. Mat¬
thews, A. Parrish, J. Wilinski, J. Baasse, R. Eatinger, J. Seno,
J. Clark. SECOND ROW: J. Winders, R. Skorupa, J. Ziemba,
M. Gibson, G. Sutton, R. Pumnea, J. Dodson. THIRD ROW:
Coach Gollner, D. Swindle, C. Stevens, D. Tuttle, M. Wrone,
R. Pierson, J. Mazur, B. Stephens, G. McBroom, M. Powers.
FOURTH ROW: M. Richardson, T. Crague, E. Ferguson, J.
Strayer, C. Robertson, J. Balka, B. Kuhn, T. Kocur.
B-TEAM FOOTBALL STATISTICS
Bishop Noll 0 6
Clark 7 14
E.C. Washington 7 33
Tech 6 37
Gavit 0 6
FRESHMEN FOOTBALL STATISTICS
Bishop Noll 14 25
Clark 20 32
Tech 7 7
Whiting 14 33
E.C. Roosevelt 19
Gavit 13 13
PILED UP, ending another Governor attack, Ray Drake (34)
and Jim Baasse (82) prepare to push back the opposition.
GOVERNORS TAKE A BREATHER as quarterback Ron Vol-
brecht plans new maneuevers to be used against Morton
opponents during the second half of the game.
DISPLAYING THE MIGHTY MHS OFFENSE, halfback Tom
Gollner breaks toward open field in the Hammond High game.
Frosh gain experience, display
FROSH TEAM-BOTTOM: D. Eberle, B. Allen, M. Westerfield,
F. Lambert, B. Kuhn, C. Dayhoff, S. Swindle. SECOND ROW:
Coach Georgas, M. Clark, R. Bosh, G. Peterson, W. Bochen,
M. Krizman, D. Huebner. THIRD ROW: S. Kyle, R. Levien, D.
Lomax, J. Geissler, N. Lyon, C. Hetterscheidt, W. Lukoshus.
FOURTH ROW: Coach Hunt, M. Czerniak, M. Wandishin, G.
Strege, K. Stump, R. Goodwin, T. Pontow. TOP ROW: M. Vi-
cari, M. Popagain, T. Childress, R. Boesch, C. Cochrane, J.
Coach Georgas, M. Clark, R. Bosh, G. Peterson, W. Bocken,
Babinec, R. Hansen. Frosh participated in fewer games than
the varsity but maintained the same spirit.
Hill and dalers exhibit skill at meets
X-COUNTRY TEAM MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: J. Chorba,
G. Banka, D. Lewis, M. Wachel, J. Waters, B. Luketic. SEC¬
OND ROW: P. Strege, J. Grascha, B. Barrick, R. Hankins, B.
Zbikowski. TOP ROW; S. Perzanowski, K. Morse, R. Bakker,
F. Swisher, J. Hudson, Coach Mr. J. DePeugh. Stamina en¬
abled the squad to end the season 6-10.
Bishop Noll 24
Hammond High 23
Hammond Tech 34
Hammond Clark 31
Hammond Gavit 25
E.C. Roosevelt 32
Gary Roosevelt 19
Gary Emerson 23
Lew Wallace 25
4th in city meet
8th in the sectionals
GETTING LIMBER for the cross-country meet, F.
G. Banka run through the course.
VARSITY GOLF STATISTICS
Gary Roosevelt 237
Gary Tolleston 189
Hammond High 173
Horace Mann 172
Hammond Clark 185
E.C. Washington 209
Hammond Gavit 171
Lew Wallace 172
E.C. Roosevelt 168
KEEPING HIS EYE on the ball, junior Frank Vince practices
his putting form in preparation for the up-coming season.
'lew coach teaches golfers techniques
'ARTICIPANTS OF VARSITY GOLF are—F. Vince, M. Wachel, Mr. E. Musselman. Replacing Mr. P. Evans as coach, Mr. Mus-
'• Welsh, J. Martin, T. Vanes, L. Peterson, C. Stevenson, Coach selman instructed the golfers in driving and putting techniques.
Grapplers defeat all except ECR, noil
PINNING DOWN his opponent, J. Bogner wins the match.
Skill and work compiled a record which enabled this
year’s wrestling team to stand first in the Northwest
Conference. Mr. R. Gollner, assisted by Mr. F. Kepler,
led the team to fifth place in the sectional race.
A victory over Portage gave the matmen spirit which
carried through the entire wrestling season. This deter¬
mination was shown by beating such worthy opponents
as Hammond High, Hammond Tech, Portage, and
Horace Mann. One well-deserved victory was over Ham¬
mond Gavit, which was undefeated for two years.
The team voted senior Ken White as Most Valuable
Wrestler and senior Chris Skorupa as Captain. The boys
each earned recognition by compiling individual records
of 11-1 and 9-1 respectively. Another individual award
went to junior Ron Meseberg, with a record of 14-1. He
took first place in the sectionals and second in the region¬
al in the 165-pound weight class.
STRUGGLING WITH HIS OPPON¬
ENT, Bob Matthews attempts to re¬
gain a top position in the match.
VARSITY TEAM MEMBERS ARE-BOTTOM ROW: R. Skroupa,
T. Broach, B. Depew, J. Eaton, K. White. SECOND ROW: B.
Matthews, B. Kuhn, D. Swindle, J. Bogner, C. Skorupa, R.
Meseberg. TOP ROW: Mr. W. Becker, Coach Mr. B. Gollner, F
Swisher, J. Spencer, S. Vadas, F. Padilla, R. Schwartz, J
Bardoczi, Mr. G. Kurteff, Coach Mr. F. Kepler.
B-TEAM GRAPPLERS are-BOTTOM ROW: W. Sonaty, T.
Kocur, B. Kuhn, N. McConnell, T. Lewis, C. Stevenson. SEC¬
OND ROW: C. Brausch, K. Stump, C. Cochrane, S. Kyle, D.
Williams, T. Bevill, G. Sutton. TOP ROW: M. Richardson, B.
Haider, R. Blythe, T. Konetski, J. Wilinski, J. Seno, G. Mc-
Broom, Coach F. Kepler. This year's B-team finished 5-4-1.
Wrestlers win first place in conference
CONTEMPLATING HIS NEXT MOVE, soph R. Skorupa waits
or just the right moment to change the odds.
VARSITY WRESTLING RECORD
Hammond High 17
E.C. Roosevelt 25
Bishop Noll 39
E.C. Washington 4
Horace Mann 12
1st in Conference
B-TEAM WRESTLING RECORD
E.C. Roosevelt 27
Hammond High 22
Bishop Noll 31
E.C. Washington 13
Horace Mann 0
E.C. Roosevelt 13
Roundballers prove to be successful as
DESPITE THE EFFORTS of Gary
Wirt defenders, senior Dennis
Berard leaps high to score as
senior Frank Tokoly looks on.
VARSITY ROUNDBALLERS, under the instruction of Coach De- Neff, F. Tokoly, L. Robertson, C. Robertson, J. Baasse, R
Peugh, are R. Hankins, A. Parrish, D. Mustoe, D. Berard, C. Bakker, R. Volbrecht, W. Lukoshus.
season concludes with several victories
FACE TO FACE with a Tech Tiger, F. Tokoly seizes the ball.
Finishing the 1966-67 season, the Roundballers de¬
feated the remaining four out of six opponents before
entering the sectionals. Relying basically on towering
height and individual scoring spurts, Morton’s Cagers
won nine games while losing two.
Getting off to a rather shaky start, the Governors lost
to Gary Emerson in the initial contest and then nudged
out Eishop Noll by a score of 66-61. Confronted by
the Vikings of Valparaiso, Morton fell, 81-63.
By Holiday Tourney time the record stood at three
wins and four losses. In the tournament Morton placed
third by first falling to the favored Roosevelt Rough
Riders, 65-44, and then battering the Whiting Oilers.
Following tournament action, the Cagers suffered a
close loss to Griffith. The squad gained a moral victory
as they nearly upset the highly rated Panthers 69-66. In
the following game Morton won a close decision in the
remaining seconds of overtime against cross-town rival
Hammond Gavit by a score of 79-71.
Temporarily set back by two successive losses to E.C.
Roosevelt, 50-42, and Hammond High, 79-77, the Gov¬
ernors bounced back to subdue Highland, 65-62, and
start a new winning streak. Following up on their suc¬
cess, the Morton squad crushed Clark 71-67. In the game
opposing St. Joe, Morton’s control of the backboards was
evident as the Cagers whipped the Indians, 71-67. End¬
ing the year the team routed Whiting.
JUMPING HIGH, L. Robertson takes deadly aim for the hoop.
COMING DOWN with the rebound, senior F. Tokoly receives
some assistance from L. Robertson and C. Robertson.
SECONDS BEFORE play is resumed, Mr. J. DePeugh, Morton's weary roundballers. While these talks stimulate the cagers,
coach for seven years, attempts to boost the spirits of his they also give the players a moment of rest.
Experience aids governors in victories
VARSITY BASKETBALL RECORD
South Bend St. Joe 64
TWO POINTS, senior F. Tokoly
ball as senior D.
Berard waits under the basket.
Cagers conquer HHS, lose to munster
FOULING OUT in the remaining minutes of the Hammond-
Morton sectional bout, senior L. Robertson unsuccessfully at¬
tempts to change the official's decision.
MAKING POSSIBLE another Governor victory senior F. Tokoly
is boxed in by two Wildcats as he takes a shot.
In what will probably be remembered as the two big¬
gest upsets of the Hammond Sectionals, the Morton Gov¬
ernors smashed the tournament hopes of sectional fav¬
orite Hammond High, 65-62, only to fall to the Mustangs
of Munster by a score of 76-62.
Never losing the lead gained in the first two minutes
of play the Governor defense proved itself as it held
the Wildcats to 26 out of 90 shots from the floor. The
Morton squad trailed in all the statistics except the vital
free-throws and field goals.
Munster gave the Governors a real battle as the lead
see-sawed between the two teams the entire game. The
high scorer was senior Frank Tokoly who was respon¬
sible for half of the Morton team’s 62 points.
WITH TIME RUNNING OUT senior Ron Volbrecht concentrates
on regaining the lost basketball and scoring two points.
B-team gain experience, obtain goals
B-TEAM BASKETBALL RECORD
South Bend St. Joe
HEMMED IN from both sides by Hammond Wildcats, C.
Robertson looks for assistance in rebounding the ball.
FRESHMEN BASKETBALL RECORD
E.C. Washington 62
E.C. Roosevelt 42
Hammond High 62
E.C. Roosevelt 50
Bishop Noll 30
E.C. Roosevelt* 63
SNARING A REBOUND in the Gary Wirt game, F. Tokoly,
with L. Robertson and C. Robertson, heads down the court.
Freshmen practice hard to win games
FROSH BASKETBALL PLAYERS ore-BOTTOM ROW: B. Luketic,
K. Brennon, C. Hetterscheidt, M. Westerfield, F. Lambert, M.
Wachel. SECOND ROW: H. Koczur, T. Childress, K. Morse, K.
Kwiatkowski, R. Hlad, R. Hansen, Coach Mr. G. Jancich.
Baseball team captures conference title,
BASEBALL TEAM MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: G. Madison,
J. Sandor, P. Strege, J. Hudson, R. Hankins, G. Sutton, D.
Lewis, J. Costa. SECOND ROW: M. Clark, M. Richardson, J.
Seno, T. Gollner, B. Barrick, G. Anderson, J. Fozkos, Mr.
Woodward, Mr. Georgas. THIRD ROW: Mr. Jancich, S. Per-
zanowski, C. Robertson, J. Baasse, J. Keilman, J. Rospond, B.
Hopek, A. Szatarczyk. Entering the ranks of conference com¬
petition for the first year, Morton captured first place honors.
VARSITY BASEBALL RECORD
Gary Wirt 7
Bishop Noll 0
E.C. Roosevelt 0
E.C. Washington 0
Hammond High 4
E.C. Roosevelt 2
E.C. Washington 3
Hammond High 2
Hammond Clark 2
displays ability, superior sportsmanship
DIRECTING HIS TEAM to another v
won more games than any other c
SLIDING SAFELY into second base, George Botman narrowly
misses being tagged by a Hobart Brickie.
Displaying a style of baseball that again brought the
City Championship to Morton, the 1965-66 Governor
baseball team totaled a 16-2 record. Although this was
the first year in region-wide competition, Morton secured
the Indiana Northwest Conference title.
Morton’s first victory was over the Calumet Warriors
with a score of 5-0. However, MHS was temporarily set
back with a loss to Gary Wirt, 7-3. A winning streak
continued for the next 14 games. Hobart was the sec¬
ond and last team to defeat the Governors.
In an 11-6 victory over Hammond Tech, the Governor
baseball squad proved to be a hitting team. With an 8-0
shutout over the Hobart Brickies, the schedule closed.
Defense proved invaluable, while the ballcrew scored
80 runs to its opponents’ 44. Shortstop Darrel Chaney
and outfielder Jim Shabi worked together as co-captains
of the team. “The Most Valuable Player” of the 1965-66
season was pitcher Bob Biscan.
A TENSE MOMENT IN BASEBALL—third baseman Jim Ros-
pond intently watches the approaching pitch.
VARSITY TEAM TRACK MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: W. SECOND ROW: Coach H. Stout, Coach N. Luketic, T. Ring,
Lukoshus, R. Bates, J. Shanley, R. Skorupa, G. Banka, C. F. Shinkle, R. Eatinger, F. Swisher, J. Clapp, R. Volbrecht, R.
Skorupa, R. Meseberg, M. Mazur, D. Williams, J. Chorba. Schwartz. The Cindermen finished eighth in the conference.
Cinderfellas compete for high awards
is an important fac¬
tor as junior Rick
Bates arches over
the high hurdles.
HITTING THE DIRT
after a long jump,
R. Skorupa practices
the broad-jump for
a meet the next day.
B-team trackmen post victorious year
B-TEAM TRACK MEMBERS are-BOTTOM ROW: M. Dragomer,
B. Luketic, T. Broach. SECOND ROW: Coach H. Stout, F. Lam¬
bert, J. Dodson, T. Crague, T. Lepucki, B. Zbikowski, W. Boc-
ken, T. Konetski, R. Pumnea, J. Chorba (manager). TOP ROW:
T. Childress, J. Ziemba, C. Hetterscheidt, M. Vicari, J. Babinec,
M. Argadine, B. Stephens, R. Mason.
VARSITY TRACK RECORD
Event Morton Points
Triangle Indoor 33
City Indoor 37
Conference Indoor 30
Conference Preliminary Trials 31
Conference Finals 7Vi
PROJECTING THE SHOT for winning distance in the shot-put
event is the goal of senior Jim Spencer.
Varsity yell squad
TO BOOST SPIRIT, senior Mary Lou Sheldon eagerly jumps high.
SUPPORTING HER TEAM, Kathy Bocken cheers the Varsity on.
SATISFIED WITH THE SCORE, Diana Daun shows approval.
"V-V-VICTORY", Lois Hopp chants, hoping for a win.
WHILE CLAPPING, soph Laura Luketic calmly watches the game.
generates enthusiasm at games, rallies
Well-known sounds such as “One, two, three, four, go,
Governors, go,” could be heard whenever Morton’s team
faced an opponent at the Hammond Civic Center or on
the football field. Shouting these cheers of encourage¬
ment demanded spirit and enthusiasm on the part of the
varsity, B-team, and freshmen cheerleaders.
Adopting new motions for old cheers kept the yell
squad busy during practice sessions. To get ideas for new
motions and to learn new formations the girls attended
cheerleading camp at Syracuse, Indiana.
The girls organized pep rallies and bake sales to con¬
tribute money to the cheerleading fund. After school
they also worked with the cape section chairman teach¬
ing the section new cheers and chants.
Sponsored by Miss P. Martucci, the cheerleaders sup¬
ported all teams, particularly football and basketball,
by instilling crowd spirit and enthusiasm.
Before the senior cheerleaders’ graduation, they had
one final task to perform—to help select next year’s
five varsity cheerleaders on the basis of jumping ability,
spirit, coordination, and poise.
FRESHMEN CHEERLEADERS are-BOTTOM ROW: Marsha
Hunt, Diana Green, Carole Cornelison. SECOND ROW: Don¬
na Hilty, Sandi Carey. TOP ROW: Carol Bertagnolli, Jan
Rogowski. They cheered at all frosh games.
are Cynthia Arvay, Cathy
Hawking, Beth Stewart, Jo
Rybicki, Brenda Frye, Cyn¬
thia Kaufman, and Nancy
Baxley. They cheered at
all B-team games as well
as homecoming festivities.
Lacking people, a school is
merely a shell, a pile of bricks without
warmth or meaning. People are the
pulse of a school; they give it life.
Like an overflowing river,
the old Morton can no longer hold all the stu¬
dents. The new building,
just an empty shell,
waits for the arrival of students who will fill
it with life and activity.
Officers fulfill pledge for eventful year
VICE PRESIDENT Jim Rospond and secretary Nancy Baasse
discuss initial plans for the senior banquet.
DAYDREAMING HAS A SPOT in each senior's day including
Tom George's, who takes a break from his economic studies.
Electing executive board members from each home¬
room was the first step seniors took to assure an enjoy¬
able and memorable year. Under the guidance of class
president Ron Volbrecht, vice president Jim Rospond,
and secretary Nancy Baasse, the executive board selected
wheat and bottle-green for ’66-’67 cords.
Much time and effort was devoted by seniors to make
this year’s homecoming a success. Using money from the
class treasury, the graduating class created a multi¬
colored blue whale with a huge red mouth, denoting
the theme “We’ve Got a Whale of a Team.”
Both the Junior-Senior Prom and After-Prom Party were
held at the Scherwood Club. Seniors attended “In the
Still of the Night,” and danced to Ronnie Rodger’s music.
Excitement of graduation began with a baccalaureate
service and continued to commencement exercises where
seniors obtained their high school diploma.
PRESIDING at senior executive board meetings is one of the
major obligations of the class president, Ron Volbrecht.
better class spirit
a whale of a team' using petals, lumber
LINDA SUE BELL
Bio. Club 4; Booster Club 1, Girls Chorus 2,3; Gov't.
Club 4; Office Ass't. 2-4; Teachers Ass't. 3,4; Theater
Booster Club 1,2; FNC 2; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 4 ;
Red Cross 1; Stage Crew 1,2; Theater Guild 1,2.
DENNIS RALPH BERARD
Basketball 1-4; Cross Country 1-4; Track 1-4.
SHERRY LYNN BEWLEY
Ass'n. (Rep. 1,2); Band 1-4; Dance Band 3; Orchestra
1,2; Teachers Ass't. 2; Twirler 1-4 (Capt. 4).
TERRY L. BEWLEY
Bio. Club 2; Elec. Club 2,3; Library Club 1; Monitor
1,2; Plays 3; Wrestling 1-4.
DOROTHY JOAN BIENKO
Ass'n. (Rep. 1); Booster Club 1; Foreign Lang. Club 4;
FTA 1-4 (Treas. 2); History Club (V. Pres. 3,4); Quill &
Scroll 4; Teachers Ass't. 1-4; Top Hot 2,4; Tutors Club 4.
SHEILA IRENE BIGLER
Booster Club 1-4 (Pub. Ch. 4); Exec. Board 3,4; Gov't.
Club 4; Homecoming Court; Monitor 1,2; Spanish Club
1,2; Stage Crew 4; Teachers Ass't. 2,3; Theater Guild 4;
Top Hat 4.
DIANE MARIE BJORKLUND
Ass'n. (Recorder 4); Booster Club 1,4; Carillons 2,3;
Class Sec. 3; Concert Choir 4; Exec. Board 3,4; FTA 2;
Girls Chorus (Treas. 2); Girls Glee Club 3; Gov't. Club 4;
Monitor 2,3; Office Ass't. 1-3; Plays 2; Swing Sixteen 4;
Teachers Ass't. 3; Theater Guild 1.
LAURA LEE BJORKLUND
Booster Club 1-4; Girls Choir 2; Concert Choir 3; Exec.
Board 3; Girls Chorus 1; Gov't. Club 4; Mortonite (Re¬
porter 4); NHS 3,4; Plays 2,3; Stage Crew 2,3; Teachers
Ass't. 4; Zoology Club (V. Pres. 4).
MARSHA KAY BLACKMAN
Booster Club 1-4 (Cape Section Ch. 4); Girls Chorus
1,2,4 (Pres. 2,4); Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 3.
PATRICIA FAYE BOBICH
Booster Club 1; Monitor 1,3; Sr. Home Ec. Club 4;
Teachers Ass't. 4.
JANICE MAUREEN BOBIN
Booster Club 1,4; Carillons 1,2; FSA 4; Girls Chorus I;
Girls Glee Club (V. Pres. 2); Gov't. Club 4; Theater Guild'
1; Y-Teens 1,2.
ROBERT JOSEPH BOBOS
Bio. Club 1-3.
CYNTHIA DARLENE BOCKEN
Exec. Board 3; Gov't. Club 4; NFL 4; Office Ass't. 4;
OIL 4; Top Hat (Index Ed. 4).
Seniors' attendance at cupid's concerto
SHELLEY EVE BROWN
Girls Chorus 1,2; Gov't. Club 4; Mortonite (Typist 3,
JANET CAROL BRUNER
Girls Chorus 1,4; Library Ass't. 2; Nurse's Ass't. 4.
GEORGE CHRIS BUECHLEY
BETTY KATHERINE BUJAKI
Booster Club I; Counselor Ass't. 4; Girls Club 4; Gov't.
Club 4; Jr. Home Ec. Club 1; Sr. Home Ec. Club 4; Y-
LARRY DALE BUONO
DIANE LEE BURKE
Ass'n. (Senator 4); Band 1-4; Booster Club 1-4 (V. Pres.
4); Cheerleader 1,3 (Capt. 1); Class Officer (Sec. 1, V.
Pres. 3); Dance Band 4; Exec. Board 3; Gov't. Club 4; Mon¬
itor 2; NHS 3,4 (Sec. 4); Office Ass't. 3; OIL 3,4; Plays 1-4;
Stage Crew 1-3; Teachers Ass't. 2; Theater Guild 1-4;
Thespians 2-4 (Sec. 3); Y-Teens 1.
MARILYN MAURINE BURKLAND
GAA 1,2; German Club 2.
BARBARA RUTH BURTON
Band 1-3; DAR Award; Debate 1-3 (Treas. 2, Pres. 3);
Foreign Lang. Club 3; Forensics 1-3 (Treas. 2, Pres. 3);
FT A 3; Girls State Rep. 3; NFL 1-3 (Treas. 2, Pres. 3); NHS
3,4; Tutors Club 3.
Debate 2-4; .Forensics 2-4; Library Ass't. 2; Mortonite
(Reporter 2); NFL 2-4.
KEVIN JAMES CAMPBELL
Bio. Club 2,3; Chem. Club 3; Chess Club 2-4; Elec. Club
2-4; Football 1,2; German Club 2-4; Music in Perspective
Club 2-4; Photo Club 3,4; Phy-Chem Club 3,4; Physics
Club 4; Track 2-4; Wrestling 1-4; Zoology Club 3,4.
KAREN LYNN CANADY
T Gi h rls Choir 2,3,- Counselor Ass't. 2; Girls Chorus 1;
GLENN ALLAN CANTWELL
AV Club 1; Boys Choir 1; Foreign Lang. Club 4; Gov't.
Club 4; Library Ass't. 1-3; Plays 1-4; Photo Club 1; Stage
Crew 1-4; Teachers Ass't. 2,3; Theater Guild 1-4 (V. Pres.
3,4); Thespians 2-4.
LOUISE H. CAPALBY
Plays 2-4; Photo Club 2; Theater Guild 2-4; Thespians
BECKY JANE CARNEY
JACQUELYN SUE CARR
Art Club 4; Band 1-4; Gov't. Club 4; History Club 4;
Library Ass't. 4; Stage Crew 3,4; Theater Guild 3,4.
provides money for needs of orphans
CINDY L. CARTER
Art Club 1,2; Booster Club 1; FNC 1,2; Foreign Lang.
Club 4; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 2; Nurse's Ass't. 3; Red
Cross 1,2; Stage Crew 3.
JOYCE L. CARTER
Art Club 1,2; Booster Club 1,4; Exec. Board 3; FNC 2;
Gov't. Club (Treas. 4); Office Ass't. 2-4; Theater Guild 2,3.
VINCENT ANGELO CATANIA
Baseball 2; Exec. Board 4; Foreign Lang. Club 1,2;
Gov't. Club 4; Hi-Y Club 1; Monitor 3; NHS 3,4 (V. Pres.
4); Plays 1,2; Photo Club 1; Spanish Club 1,2; Stage Crew
1 , 2 .
KATHY MARIE CERGIZAN
Ass'n. (Rep. 3, Senator 4); Booster Club 1-4; Cheer¬
leader 1; Girls Chorus 1,2; Gov't. Club 4; Homecoming
Queen; Mortonite (Reporter 4).
SUSAN LYNN CHALKUS
Booster Club 1-4; Girls Chorus 1,2 (Librarian 2); Gov't.
Club 4; Monitor 3; Office Ass't. 2-4; Plays 2; Y-Teens 2,3
DON LEE CHESNEY
Basketball 1-3; Booster Club 1; Boys Choir 1,2; Cross
Country 1-3; Hi-Y Club 1; M-Club 1-3; Track 1-3.
THOMAS FRANK CHESS
Bio. Club 1,2; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 2,3.
DIANE MARIE CHRISTY
Ass'n. (Rep. 1-4); Forensics 1-4; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor
1,2; Mortonite (Reporter 3,4); NFL 2-4; NHS 3,4; Office
Ass't. 2,3; OIL 1-4; Quill & Scroll 4.
FRANK RICHARD CICHOCKI
Booster Club 1; Cross Country 1-4; Hi-Y Club 1,2; Teach-
Cords display class spirit every week
OPENING HER LOCKER to get her books, seniors Diane Chris¬
ty, Don Williams display wheat cords, bottle-green sweaters.
SEWING THE FINAL SEAMS to her corduroy skirt, Marsha
Blackman tries to imagine how the finished product will look.
Wheat, green designate senior colors
RANDALL LEE DRUMMOND
Basketball 1,2; Cross Country 3; Football 1,2; Hi-Y Club
1; Phy-Chem Club 4.
MICHAEL WILLIAM DUBRICK
Phy-Chem Club 4.
JOHN MARK EASTWOOD
Band 1-4; Dance Band 2-4; Drum Major 4; Hi-Y Club 1;
Monitor 2,3; Phy-Chem Club 4; Teacher's Ass't. 4.
LYNNE ELLEN ECKLUND
Booster Club 1,2; FNC 1,2; GAA 1,2; Gov't. Club 4;
Monitor 3; Office Ass't. 4; Teacher's Ass't. 3,4; Y-Teens
1,2; Zoology Club 3.
JOHN WILLIAM EGENER
Art Club (Pres. 4); Ass'n. (Rep. 1,2); Student Court
DOROTHY JANE ELLIS
Carillons 1,2; Concert Choir 2-4; Forensics 3,4; FTA 1-4,
Girls Chorus 1; Library Ass't. 3; Library Club 1; NFL 4;
OIL 3,4; Plays 1; Swing Sixteen 2,3; Teacher's Ass't. 1,3,4.
JERRY KENNETH FINLEY
Ass'n. (Sec. of Student Employment 4); Baseball 2; Boys
State Rep. 3; Class Pres. 3; Exec. Board 4; Football 1-3;
NHS 3,4; Phy-Chem Club 4; Spanish Club 1; Wrestling 2.
AVA LEA FLICK
Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 1,2; Mortonite (Reporter 4).
KENNETH EUGENE FOSS
History Club 2; Monitor 4; Photo Club 2.
Seniors don traditional blue caps, gowns
SHEILA DIANE FOWLER
Carillons 4; Girls Choir 2-4; Foreign Lang. Club 4; Girls
Chorus 1; Gov't. Club 4; Red Cross 1.
JOSEPH MARK FOZKOS
Baseball 2-4; Basketball 1,2; Football 1; Monitor 4.
DOUGLAS ALBERT FRALINGER
French Club 1; Monitor 2,3; Mortonite 2,3.
JOHN PAUL FRANCIS
Basketball 1; Football 1,2,4; Hi-Y Club (Treas. 1); Track
1,3; Wrestling 1.
SHIRLEY ANNE FREDERICKS
FSA 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 4.
JIM ARTHUR FRINK
Chess Club 1; Boys Choir 1; Concert Choir 3,4; Monitor
2,3; Swing Sixteen 4; Teacher's Ass't. 3.
LARRY EUGENE FULK
KAREN LYNN FULTE
Debate Club 1; FNC 1-4 (Treas. 2, Pres. 3, V. Pres. 4);
Foreign Lang. Club 3; Gov't. Club 4; Nurse's Ass't. 2-4.
PAULA LYNN GAITHER
History Club 3,4; Y-Teens 1.
LEE JANIS GASPARINO
Ass'n. (Rep. 4); Booster Club 1-3, Jr. Home Ec. Club 1;
Quill & Scroll 2-4; NHS 4; Top Hat (Underclass-Faculty
Ed. 3, Senior Ed. 4).
JO ANN GEARMAN
FSA 3,4; NHS 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 4.
THOMAS JOHN GEORGE
Ass'n. (Sen. 4); Exec. Board 4; Football 1-4; Gov't.
Club 4; M-Club 3,4; Monitor 3,4; NHS 3,4; Phy-Chem Club
4; Spanish Club 1,2; Track 2,3; Wrestling 1-3.
JAMES EMIL GEROVAC
Ass'n. (Rep. 1,2, Speaker of House 3,4); Boys Choir 1;
Concert Choir 1-4; Cross Country 1; Library Ass't. 1,2;
Plays 2; Swing Sixteen 2-4; Theater Guild 4.
GERALD RICHARD GIRMAN
Art Club 1,2,4; Library Ass't.
Stage Crew 1-4; Theater Guild 3/<
4; Monitor 3; Plays
4; Thespians 3,4.
ROBERTA GRACE GOMEZ
Booster Club 1-3; Exec. Board 4; Girls Choir 3; Girls
Chorus 1,2 (V. Pres. 1); Teacher's Ass't. 4; Top Hat (Typist
DOROTHY JEAN GOODSON
Booster Club 1,2,4; Girls Choir 1,2; Concert Choir 3,4;
Girls Chorus 1; Gov't. Club 4; Jr. Home Ec. Club 1; Library
Ass't. 2; Monitor 3,4; Plays 1,2; Theater Guild 2.
HAROLD A. GOODWIN
Cross Country 1,2; Monitor 2; Wrestling 1,2.
SHIRLEY JEAN GRAHAM
Art Club 3; Debate 2; FSA 3,4; Y-Teens 1,2.
PATSEY JUNE GRAY
Booster Club 1,3,4; Girls Chorus 2; Girls Glee Club 3;
Gov't. Club 4.
ANN M. GRIFFITH
Booster Club 1-4; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't. 1-3;
Monitor 1,2; Teacher's Ass't. 2-4.
to receive their
WARREN A. GRIGGS
Band 1-4; Cinema Club 1,2; Dance Band 1-4; Debate
3,4; Exec. Board 3; Forensics 3,4; Library Ass't. 2; Math
Club 1; NFL 3,4; OIL 3,4; Orchestra 3,4; Plays 3; Phy-
Chem Club 3; Tutors Club 3.
PAUL MICHAEL GUIDEN
Basketball 1,2; Cross Country 1,2; Monitor 2,4; Mor-
CHARLES PETER GUZIS
Bio. Club 2; Elec. Club 1-3 (Pres. 3); Library Ass't. 2,3;
NHS 3,4; Photo Club 2,4 (Pres. 4); Phy-Chem Club 3,4;
(Sec.-treas. 3); Spanish Club 1; Teacher's Ass't. 2; Zoology
ROLAND KENNETH HAMANN
BETSY E. HARRIS
Band 1; Booster Club 1.
Basketball l-4 ; Cinema Club 1; Football 1-4; Hi-Y Club
1; M-Club 2-4; Monitor 2; Track 1,3,4.
FRANK MICHAEL HENDRON
Basketball 1; Debate 4; Football 1-4; M-Club 2-4; Monitor
2; Photo Club 1.
Cross Country 1,2; Track 1,2.
JAMES R. HINES
AV Club 1,2.
PATRICIA ANN HLAVATY
Booster Club 1-3; GAA 1,2 (Sec. 2); Theater Guild 1,2.
KATHLEEN MARIE HMUROVICH
Booster Club 1; Counselor's Ass't. 4; Exec. Board 3;
Foreign Lang. Club 4; FT A 2,4; GAA 1,2; Girls Chorus
1,2; Gov't. Club 4; NHS 3,4; Office Ass't. 3; Teacher's
Ass't. 4; Theater Guild 2.
LOIS ELAINE HOPP
Ass'n. (Rep. 3); Booster Club 1-4 (Cape Section Ch. 3);
Cheerleader 1,3,4; Exec. Board 4; Gov't. Club 4; Jr.
Home Ec. Club 1; NHS 4; Quill & Scroll 3,4 (Treas. 3),
Theater Guild 1; Top Hat 2-4 (Underclass-Faculty Ed. 3,
Senior Ed. 4); Top Hat Salesman 3,4.
JAMES W. HUNT
Ass'n. (Rep. 4, Parliamentarian 4); Booster Club 1;
Exec. Board 4; German Club 1,2; Gov't. Club (V. Pres.
4); Mortonite 3,4 (Sports Ed. 4); Phy-Chem Club 4; Quill
& Scroll 3,4.
DONALD A. JACKO
Boys Choir 1; Concert Choir 2; Zoology Club 1.
Seniors congregate daily in auditorium
a &lH ! I /
Football 1-4; Hi-Y Club (V. Pres. 1); M-Club 2-4 (Sec.
4); Monitor 3.
CHRIS F. JOHNSON
Art Club 3; Band 3,4.
EDWARD RAY JOHNSON
Baseball 2; Basketball 1,2; Football 1-4; Hi-Y Club 4.
KATHLEEN JEAN JOHNSON
Band 1-3; Gov't. Club 4; NHS 3,4; Nurse's Ass't. 1;
Orchestra 3; Y-Teens 1,2 (Sec. 2).
SANDRA LYNN JOHNSON
Booster Club 1; Counselor's Ass't. 4; Foreign Lang. Club
4; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't. 2,3; Teacher's Ass't. 3;
Typing Practice 3.
LINDA LOUISE JUSKO
Booster Club 1,2; Girls Chorus 1; Gov't. Club 4.
ROBERT FLOYD KASPER
Boys State Rep. 3; NHS 3,4.
ARDIS JEAN KAUFMAN
Bio. Club 2; Booster Club 1-4; Cheerleader 1; Counselor's
Ass't. 2,3; Exec. Board 3; Gov't. Club 4; History Club (Pres.
3,4); Homecoming Court; Library Ass't. 1,2; Monitor 1;
Teacher's Ass't. 3,4; Theater Guild (V. Pres. 1); Y-Teens 4.
MICHAEL LEROY KEARSCHNER
Hi-Y Club 1; Track 1.
for class elections, bulletins, attendance
JOHN JOSEPH KEILMAN
Ass'n. (Rep. 1-3); Baseball 2-4; Basketball 1,3,4; Boys
State Alt. 3; Cross Country 1; Exec. Board 4; Football 2-4;
Hl-Y Club 1,4; Math Club 1,2; M-Club 3,4; Monitor 2,4;
Student Court (Judge 4).
JERRY ALAN KELLY
AV Club 1,2; Monitor 1; Theater Guild 1; Zoology Club
EDWARD KENDZIERSKI JR.
AV Club 1,2; Concert Choir 1-4; Cross Country 1,2;
Elec. Club 2; Monitor 1,3; Track 1.
PAULETTE M. KENNARD
Teacher's Ass't. 1-3; Y-Teens 1.
JAMES HARVEY KING
Boys Chorus 1,2; Concert Choir 3,4; Plays 1; Stage
KATHLEEN ANNE KNIGHT
Ancilla Domini HS-Latin Club 2; Library Club 2; Morton
HS-Phy-Chem Club 3.
WALTER MACKEY KNISH
Ass'n. (Rep. 2-4); Booster Club 1,2 (Sgt.-at-arms 2);
Boys Chorus 1,2; Concert Choir 3,4; Cross Country 1,2;
History Club 1; Monitor 1,2; Plays 1; Swing Sixteen 4.
DOUGLAS EDWARD KOLIBOSKI
Basketball 1,2; Football 1-4; History Club 1 ; Library
Ass't. 1,2; M-Club 3,4; Phy-Chem Club 4; Student Court
(Deputy 4); Teacher's Ass't. 3,4; Track 1-3.
LEON EDWARD KOLODZIEJ
Phy-Chem Club 3,4; Track 3.
area. The administration conveyed all important announce¬
ments to the students during the homeroom period.
ASSEMBLING IN THE AUDITORIUM, seniors pause to greet
their friends before proceeding to their assigned homeroom
BACCALAUREATE SERVICE is the
last stopping point for seniors
before they embark upon the
final step in their high school
Tears of sorrow, smiles of joy combine
MARY LYNN LEESE
Counselor's Ass't. 3; Girls Chorus 1,2; Jr. Home Ec. Club
1; Red Cross 2; Y-Teens 2.
EDWARD GEORGE LIPKE
VICTORIA MARIE LONGAWA
Gov't. Club 4; History Club 3,4; Mortonite (Reporter
2,3, 2nd Page Ed. 4); NHS 3,4; Quill & Scroll 3,4.
LINDA LOU LOWRANCE
Art Club 2; Ass'n. (Rep. 1,2); Forensics 1-3; Gov't. Club
4; Mortonite 3,4 (Ed. 4); NFL 2-4; OIL 3,4; Quill & Scroll
3,4; Theater Guild 4; Twirler 1; Y-Teens 3.
TERRY LEE LUCHENE
Boys Choir 1,2; Football 1; History Club 1.
JOANNE THERESA MAKOWSKI
Booster Club 1-4; Carillons 2; Cheerleader 1-3; Girls
Choir (Pres. 2); Concert Choir 3; Counselor's Ass't. 3 ;
Girls Chorus 1; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 2; NHS 3,4; Office
Ass't. 2; Red Cross 1; Spanish Club 2; Teacher's Ass't. 1,2;
Tutors Club 3,4.
to express memories and future hopes
GERALDINE HOPE MARLATT
Bio. Club 2; GAA 1,3; Girls Club 2; Teacher's Ass't. 2,3;
CHARLOTTE M. MARLOW
Nurse's Ass't. 2.
CYNTHIA ANN MARSHALL
Ass'n. (Rep. 4); Booster Club 1-4; FT A 2-4; Gov't. Club
4; Sr. Home Ec. Club 4; Teacher's Ass't, 3.
CHARLES WALLACE MASSIE
AV Club 1-4 (Pres. 4); Cinema Club 1-4 (Pres. 4); Moni¬
tor 3,4; Track 2.
JUNE RUTH MATRINETZ
Ass'n. (Sec.-treas. 4); Booster Club 1,4; German Club
1,2; Exec. Board 3; Gov't. Club 4; Office Ass't. 1-3; Photo
Club 1; Teacher's Ass't. 4; Top Hat 2-4 (Business Mgr.
DARYL GEORGE MATTOX
Photo Club 1,3,4 (V. Pres. 4).
JON WILLIAM MAZUR
History Club I.
MARTHA JANE MECHEI
Ass'n. (Rep. 1,2); Teacher's Ass't. 3.
STEVE ANTHONY MECYSSNE
Basketball 1,2; Cross Country 1,2.
CHRISTINE ANN MARIE MEYER
Art Club 1; Ass'n. (Rep. 2,3); Booster Club 4; Exec. Board
3; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 1-3; Office Ass't. 1-3; Stage
Crew 1-4; Theater Guild 1-4 (Make-Up Ch. 4); Thespians
3,4; Y-Teens 1,2.
Helter-skelter atmosphere develops while
KEITH STEPHEN MILLER
Cross Country 1,2; Stage Crew 1,2; Theater Guild 1,2;
BARBARA RAE MILNER
Girls Choir 2,3; Girls Chorus 1; Girls Glee Club 1;
History Club 1; Library Ass't. 1; Library Club 1; Monitor 3;
Plays 1; Sr. Home Ec. Club 3,4 (Pres. 4); Teacher's Ass't.
3,4; Theater Guild 1.
JENNIFER LYNN MINER
Booster Club 4; Counselor's Ass't. 2-4; Exec. Board 3,4;
FNC 3,4; German Club 1; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't.
2; NHS 3,4; Office Ass't. 2,3; Photo Club 2; Tutors Club
3,4 (V. Pres. 4).
BERNICE LUCY MOLA
Clerical Ass't. 3; Counselor's Ass't. 3,4; Exec. Board 4;
FSA 4; Gov't. Club 4; NHS 3,4; Phy-Chem Club 4; Span¬
ish Club 1,2; Teacher's Ass't. 3,4; Top Hat Salesman 1,2.
SUZIE GAYE MONTALBANO
Bio. Club 4; Phy-Chem Club 4; Zoology Club 4.
CHARLES DAVID MUSTOE
Ass'n. (Sec. of Safety 4); Basketball 1-4; Booster Club I;
Boys State Alt. 3; Chess Club 2; Class V. Pres. 1; Concert
Choir 1-4; Exec. Board 3; Football 1-4; M-Club 3,4; NHS
3,4 (Treas. 4); Spanish Club 1,2 (Treas. 2); Student Court
(Judge 3); Swing Sixteen 2,3; Teacher's Ass't. 3; Top Hat
Salesman 3; Track 1-4.
MARILYN FRANCES MYERS
Girls Choir 3; Girls Chorus 1,2; Library Club 1,2; Stage
CECILIA KAY MYRES
Booster Club 1-3; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't. 4; Monitor
1,2; Sr. Home Ec. Club 4.
CAROL LYNN McCARTY
Ass'n. (Rep. 3); FSA 4; GAA 1,2; Gov't. Club 4; History.
Club 3,4; Mortonite (Reporter 2,3); NHS 3,4; Spanish 1-3;
Teacher's Ass't. 4; Top Hat Salesman 1,2; Tutors Club 4;
seniors prepare to attend prom activities
ROBERTA ANN NICKSICH
Booster Club 1,2; FSA 3,4; Theater Guild 2; Typing
Booster Club 1; Elec. Club 2; Library Ass't. 1,2,4; Plays
1; Stage Crew 1,2; Theater Guild 1,2.
TERRY LEE OLSON
Booster Club 2; Monitor 4; Red Cross 1.
JUDITH ANN ORAHOOD
Foreign Lang. Club 4; Forensics 2; FTA 3,4; Gov't. Club
4; History Club 3,4; Top Hat 4; Travel Club 1; Y-Teens 1,2.
FRANK JESSE PADILLA
Booster Club 1; Football 1-4; Hi-Y Club 3,4; M-Club 3,4;
Monitor 3,4; Spanish Club 1; Student Court (Deputy 3);
KATHLEEN ANN PAGANELLI
FSA 4; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't. 2; Monitor 1; Sr.
Home Ec. Club 3; Theater Guild 2,3; Y-Teens 1.
KATHERINE B. PATAI
Monitor 2; Photo Club I.
DAVE MICHAEL PELESCHAK
AV Club 1,3; Chess Club 2; Cinema Club 1.
MICHAEL CHARLES PEPELEA
Ass'n. (Rep. 1-4); Chem. Club 3; Cross Country 1; Gov't.
Club 4; History Club 1,2 (V. Pres. 1); Library Ass't. 1,2,4;
Library Club 1,2,4; Plays 1; Track 1; Wrestling 1; Zoology
Seniors display peculiar behavior, odd
SUNDAY ATTIRE, such as Mary Russell's BEANIE COPTERS, short pants, and knee SENIORS MUST HAVE THOUGHT MHS
black crepe dress, denotes the apparel socks were part of Mike Pepelea's dress was having a heat wave as may be seen
seniors wore for dress up day. for senior-week kindergarten day. by Cheryl Pickett's bermudas and sandals.
MHS 'has-beenV play against 'will-beY
JOSEPH STEVE SANDOR
Baseball 1,3,4; Concert Choir 1,2; Cross Country 1-3;
Monitor 3; Track 2.
EDWARD PAUL SASKO
Art Club 4; History Club 1,2.
SUSAN CAROL SAVICZ
MORTON LEE SCHLESINGER
Band 1-4; Chess Club 2; Class Pres. 1; Dance Band 2-4;
Orchestra 2-4; Phy-Chem Club 4.
MARI KAY SCHNEIDER
Concert Choir 3,4; FT A 2,3; GAA 1; Girls Glee Club 2;
History Club 3, Y-Teens 3.
VICKIE ARLO SHARP
Our Lady of the Highlands-Concert Choir (Pres. 1,2);
GAA 1,2; Girls Chorus 1,2; Library Ass't. 1,2; Teacher's
Ass't. 1,2; Morton HS- Office Ass't. 3.
ALAN HOWARD SHELBOURNE
DEBORAH LEE SHELDON
Ass'n. (Rep. 1); Booster Club 1; Concert Choir 3,4; FTA
2; Girls Chorus 1; Girls Glee Club 2; Gov't. Club 4; His¬
tory Club 3,4; Library Ass't. 1.
MARY LOU SHELDON
Booster Club 1-4; Cheerleader 1,3,4; Concert Choir 3;
Counselor's Ass't. 2,3; Exec. Board 3; Forensics 3,4; Girls
Chorus 1; Girls Glee Club 2; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't.
1,2; Mortonite 4 ; NFL 3,4; NHS 3,4; OIL 3,4; Plays 2-4; Red
Cross 1; Spanish Club 1,2; Stage Crew 1-3; Theater Guild
1-4; Thespians 3,4 (V. Pres. 3); Twirler 1.
FRED LEE SHINKLE
Football 1-4; M-Club 3,4; Monitor 3,4; Track 1-4.
LINDA RAE SICKLES
Girls Chorus 1; Teacher's Ass't. 4.
during traditional game among classes
PHILIP ROBERT SKAGER
Ass'n. (Senate Pres. Pro Tem. 4); Bio. Club 1,2; Cross
Country 1,2; Gov't. Club (Pres. 4); NHS 3,4 (Pres. 4); Phy-
Chem Club 3,4; Track 1,2; Zoology Club 2-4.
KAREN EILEEN SKLANKA
FTA 1,2 (Treas. 2); NHS 3,4; Orchestra 1-4 (V. Pres. 4),
Teacher's Ass't. 1,2; Top Hat 2; Y-Teens 1,2 (Pres. 1).
Ass'n. 1,4 (Sec. of Student Center 4); Boys State Alt. 3;
Exec. Board 4; Football 1-4; M-Club 2-4; NHS 3,4; Phy-
Chem Club 4; Teacher's Ass't. 2-4; Wrestling 1-4.
SUSAN DIANE SMARON
Ass'n. 2-4 (Sen. 2,3, Sec. of Social Affairs 4); Booster
Club 3,4; Counselor's Ass't. 1,2; Exec. Board 3,4; FTA 3,4;
Girls State Rep. 3; Gov't. Club 3,4; Hammond Youth &
Safety Council 3; NHS 3,4; Quill & Scroll 3,4 (Pres. 4);
Top Hat 2-4 (Acad. Ed. 3, Ed. 4).
PATRICIA CAROL SMITH
SANDRA LEE SMITH
AV Club 1; Carillons 1,4; Girls Choir 1-4; Cinema Club
1; Concert Choir 2-4; Foreign Lang. Club 1; Girls Chorus
1; Girls Glee Club 1; History Club 4; Music in Perspective
Club 3; Office Ass't. 3; Spanish Club 1; Stage Crew 1;
Swing Sixteen 2; Theater Guild 1; Typing Prac. 4.
LINDA JO SORBELLO
Ass'n. (Rep. I); Booster Club 1-4 (Sec. 4); Cheerleader
1,3; Counselor's Ass't. 2; Gov't. Club 4; Homecoming Courn-
Seniors busy themselves staging plays,
DON HOWARD THATCHER
JENNIFER LYNN TOBAKOS
Booster Club 3,4; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 2,3; Y-Teens
FRANK WILLIAM TOKOLY
Bishop Noll Inst.-Boseball 1; Morton HS-Basketball 2-4;
Cross Country 2; Exec. Board 3; Football 4; Monitor 3;
JAMES FREDERICK TOWNE
DONALD RAY TOWNSEND
AV Club 2; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 4.
RON J. TURCZI
History Club 1; Travel Club 1.
attending dances, supporting all teams
STEVE ANDREW VADAS
Ass'n. (Rep. 1,4); Baseball 2; Basketball 1; Football 1-4
(All-American Center 4); Hi-Y Club 1,2 (Pres. 2); M-Club
2-4 (V. Pres. 4); Mortonite 1 ; Student Court (Chief Justice
4); Track 1,3; Wrestling 2,3.
MARY ELIZABETH VANDENBEMDEN
Exec. Board 3; FSA 4; GAA 1; Gov't. Club 4; Library
Ass't. 3; Monitor 3,4; Music in Perspective Club 3; Teach¬
er's Ass't. 2-4; Travel Club 1; Twirler 1-3; Y-Teens (Sec. 2,3).
RONALD EARL VOLBRECHT
Basketball 1-4; Boys State Rep. 3; Chess Club 1; Class
Pres. 4 ; Exec. Board 4; Football 1-4; M-Club 1-4; Orchestra
1-4 (Pres. 3,4); Track 1-4 (Capt. 3).
FNC 1,4; Gov't. Club 4; History Club 3,4; Mortonite 2-4
(Reporter 2,3, 3rd Page Ed. 4, Pub. Ed. A), NHS 3,4; Quill
& Scroll 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 3; Y-Teens (V. Pres. 4);
Zoology Club 4.
MICHAEL GEORGE WARGO
Ass'n. (Rep. 1,2); Cross Country 1,2; History Club 1;
Teacher's Ass't. 1,2; Track 1; Zoology Club 2.
THOMAS J. WATSON
Boys Chorus 1,2; Cinema Club 1; Golf 3,4.
JEAN ANN WEBSTER
IDA MAE WELLS
Booster Club 4; Exec. Board 3,4; Girls Chorus 1,2; Girls
Club I; Gov't. Club 4; Office Ass't. 3; Top Hat (Ad. Man¬
ager 4); Top Hat Salesman 3,4.
JOYCE ANN WELLS
FTA 1-4; Teacher's Ass't. 1,2; Top Hat Salesman 1,2.
Members of senior exec board decide
C. KENNETH WHITE
Cross Country 1,2; M-Club 2-4; Monitor 2; Phy-Chem
Club 4; Track 1; Wrestling 1-4.
GERALD LEE WHITE
MICHAELENE CECILIA WHITE
Ass'n. (Rep. 3, Ass't. Sec. of Student Employment 4);
Y-Teens (Treas. 1).
WESLEY DAVID WHITE
Boys Chorus (V. Pres. 2); Concert Choir 3; Plays 1; Stage
HUBERT LEN WILKINS
STEVE CURTIS WILKS
Basketball 1; Cross Country 1,2; Track 1.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD members are:-BOTTOM ROW: Gomez. THIRD ROW: L. Hopp, J. Hunt, V. Williams, P. Pesch-
V. Catania, D. Briggs, B. Mola, D. Bjorklund, R. Barbara. ke, I. Wells, N. Baasse. TOP ROW: T. Rhodes, C. Skorupa, J.
SECOND ROW: S. Smaron, J. Clauson, J. Miner, S. Bigler, B. Rospond, J. Finley, R. Volbrecht, T. George, F. Swisher.
on gift, homecoming float, senior week
ANTHONY LOUIS WILLARDO
Boys Chorus 2,3; Plays 2-4; Theater Guild 2,3.
Band 1-4; Wrestling 1-3.
DONALD R. WILLIAMS
Ass'n. (Rep. 3,4); Chem. Club 4; Chess Club 1; Boys
Choir 1,2; Foreign Lang. Club 4; Gov't. Club 4; Plays 1;
Phy-Chem Club 4; Spanish Club 4; Teacher's Ass't. 2-4;
KENNETH D. WILLIAMS
AV Club 2; Band 1-4; Elec. Club 2; Monitor 4; Photo
LINDA LOU WILLIAMS
GAA 1-3 (V. Pres. 3); Girls Chorus (V. Pres. 3); Girls
Club 1; NHS 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 2-4.
PAULA DIANE WILLIAMS
VICKI LEE WILLIAMS
Ass'n. (Rep. 2, Sen. 3); Booster Club 2-4; Exec. Board
4; German Club 1; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 2; Mortonite
(Reporter 2, 2nd Page Ed. 3, Ed. 4); NHS 3,4; Quill &
Scroll 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 1,2; Y-Teens 1.
REBECCA RAE WING
Band 1; Booster Club 1; Carillons 3; Concert Choir 4;
Girls Chorus 1,2; Girls Glee Club 3; Theater Guild 1;
Travel Club 1; Y-Teens 1.
Cross Country 2,3; German Club 1,2.
HAZEL ANN WITTE
Ass'n. (Rep. 1, Sen. 3, V. Pres. 4); Band 1; Booster Club
1,3,4; Class Pres. 2; Debate 2,3; Forensics 2-4; Girls State
Rep. 3; Gov't. Club 4; Monitor 3,4; Mortonite (Reporter
3,4); NHS 4; Quill & Scroll 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 3.
BETTY ELAINE WOERNER
Booster Club 2-4; Exec. Board 3; FSA 4; Girls Chorus 1;
Gov't. Club 4; NHS 3,4; Teacher's Ass't. 2,4; Travel Club
1; Y-Teens 1.
DONNA SUE WRIGHT
Carillons 3; Concert Choir 4; Counselor's Ass't. 1,2; FTA
1,2; Gov't. Club 4; Library Ass't. 4; Nurse's Ass't. 3; Phy-
Chem Club 4; Swing Sixteen 4; Teacher's Ass't. 1-2.
Bio. Club 4; Music in Perspective Club 2,3; Phy-Chem 4;
Teacher's Ass't. 3,4; Top Hat 4.
VALERIE JEAN WRIGHT
Clerical Ass't. 3; Girls Chorus 3; Jr. Home Ec. Club 1;
LEADING THE CLASS OF '68 in its activities and undertakings as upper¬
classmen is President Cal Robertson.
ASSISTING THE PRESIDENT in organizing class
affairs is Vice-President Gig Anderson's duty.
Service to school promotes leadership
RECORDING THE MINUTES and doing other paperwork were
the jobs of Junior Class Secretary Candy Lessie.
The Class of ’68 began this school year with the ex¬
citement of spending their last year in the “old” Morton
and their first year as upperclassmen.
As upperclassmen, juniors elected an executive board
which supervised the planning and construction of the
Homecoming float. Under the guidance of sponsors Mr.
R. Moorehead and Mrs. J. Hetterscheidt, the Class of ’68
chose “Flatten those Tigers” as the theme of their float.
They also designated March 22 as their Class Dress-Up
Day. The juniors selected “In the Still of the Night” as
the theme for the 1967 Prom. This long-awaited extent
was held at the Scherwood Club on May 20. Ronnie
Rodger’s Orchestra provided the music for the prom.
With the help of their parents, juniors planned the After-
Prom Party and selected the Facts, a “go-go” type group.
Juniors also had the opportunity to visit Washington,
D.C., and New York City on the annual trip. They walked
through the streets of Chinatown, visited the small shops
of Greenwich Village, and saw Radio City Music Hall
besides touring the famous landmarks of the country.
Since the new school will open in the fall of ’67, the
Class of ’68 will be the first class to graduate from there.
They are anticipating a senior year full of new experi¬
ences amidst the surrounding of M.H.S.
Juniors enter world of upperclassmen
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Juniors support homecoming festivities
JUNIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD members who supervised many
of the class activities and Homecoming preparations are—BOT¬
TOM ROW: C. Hawking, J. Long, G. Cichocki, L. Schwandt.
SECOND ROW: B. Stewart, V. Westerfield, S. Gebauer, B.
Milton, G. Herochik, C. Lessie. TOP ROW: J. Dorrance, L. Jos-
way, C. Robertson, C. Stevenson, J. Balka, D. Buza, C. Mears.
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son to Steve Kozubal is junior Debby Berard.
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Juniors visit capitol during annual tour
STEPPING OFF the train after a hectic visit to Washington,
D.C., and New York City is junior Patty Waters. Since bell¬
boys were extinct, girls struggled with their baggage.
AS UPPERCLASSMEN, juniors were allowed to purchase class
rings — and sometimes romance prompted exchanges. Girls
were seen wearing boy's rings fitted with rubber bands.
"HEY GANG!" That was
the cry heard from jun¬
iors cheering at basket¬
ball gamesdast season.
Excitement runs high in fun-filled year
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Sophomore class officers promote spirit
ECAUSE OF LEADERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION, sophomores elected
: rom bottom to top) Kathy Mosca (sec.), Mary Lou Bogner (v. pres.),
aura Luketic (pres.) to lead their class.
TAKING AN ACTIVE PART in backing Morton
athletics, while enjoying the bus trip to the St.
Joe game, are sophomores Mary AnrrStryzin-
ski, Theresa Tokoly, and Gerry Rospond.
Upon entering their second year of high school, the
sophomore student body showed a greater interest in dra¬
matics, clubs, sports, and extra-curricular activities. The
sophomores, who last year were often left out of ac¬
tivities due to lack of experience, participated widely
in school functions. Interest in the elections of officers
and senators demonstrated the fact that the sophomores
were fast becoming an active part of Morton High.
This year the Class of ’69 participated in various
organizations and clubs. They, along with the other
students, played an important part in planning such suc¬
cessful projects as the Inaugural Ball. Sophomores who
took part in Girls’ Choir, Boys’ Chorus, Mixed Ensemble,
and Concert Choir performed in assemblies and con¬
certs. They also cooperated with the Dramatics Depart¬
ment to produce the spring musical OLIVER!
Their academic curriculum included some first-hand
experiences in the study of biology, literature, and higher
forms of mathematics. Some biology classes studied plant
and insect life by taking field trips to a pond where they
Next year the sophomore class will enjoy their first
year as upperclassmen in the new school. They are look¬
ing forward to the new activities such as preparing the
Homecoming Float and the prom.
while guiding students in class activities
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Students partake in many sports, plays,
clubs, while enjoying sophomore year
TRYING TO BOOST SCHOOL SPIRIT by painting and display- mores Linda Fieldon, Elaine Gaida, and Chris Czlonka. Stu-
ing signs for the football and basketball games are sopho- dents took part in "friendly" class rivalry to show support.
Sophomores investigate new worlds of
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WAITING FOR THE HOMECOMING PARADE to begin after decor¬
ating their car are sophomores Andrea Spears and Bobbi Hickman.
Kathy Van Gorp
Terry Van Gorp
Mary Ann Verbick
Freshmen choose officers to lead class
FRESHMEN GIRLS chosen to represent their class are Sharon
Jeneske (v. pres.), Donna Hilty (pres.), Susan Taggart (sec.).
As Morton’s largest class ever, the Class of 70 num¬
bered a grand total of 433 students. Along with being a
large class came many difficulties which had to be over¬
come. In order to be able to attend assemblies, special
programs had to be scheduled for the freshmen to at¬
tend. The gym classes were so crowded that some stu¬
dents will have to take physical education next year.
The Class of 70 really got into the “swing of things”
by electing class officers, a representative from each
homeroom, and two Senators in the Student Association.
Freshmen not only participated in their own football
and basketball teams but had their own cheerleaders
who tried to stir up spirit.
While chosing which classes to take or which course
to follow, freshmen had a choice of either the academic
or the general course. Included were such subjects as
modern algebra, foreign languages, and the required
social studies, English, and physical education classes.
To help freshmen prepare for future plans and careers,
they were required to take the Iowa Basic Education
Skills Test. The National Educational Development
Tests were offered to anyone who was interested.
during initial year as high school pupils
Freshmen enter governor atmosphere,
RIDING IN A DECORATED CAR, freshmen Amy Brandenburg, Brenda Dorrance enjoy their first Homecoming parade. Shar-
Mary Jo Stewart, Sharon Jeneske, Nancy McTaggart, and on's father provided the car and drove to the game.
New experiences, environments assist
in determining future plans, vocations
Mary Jo Stewart
ADMIRING LAST YEAR'S FOOTBALL achievements while anticipat¬
ing an exciting season are freshmen Tom Childress and John
Babinec, who participated on the frosh football team.
CHECKING INTO MORTON HIGH with the
latest fads—paisley shirts and tapered slacks,
knee socks and A-line skirts, loafers and
printed suits — are frosh Wayne Bocken,
Carole Chlebowski, and Pam Kingston.
Freshmen follow current fashion trends
Administration channels student activities
With the prospect of next September’s “exodus” to
the new Morton before them, the school administration
and Hammond School Board worked to guide the Gov¬
ernors through their last year in the old Morton. While
Principal W. Winston Becker and his staff considered
and approved student efforts and activities, the school
board provided funds for campus expenditures.
As principal, Mr. Becker hired new faculty members
during the spring and summer months, approved money
for school projects, met with student leaders about as¬
semblies, dances, and other extra-curricular functions,
and made final plans for the next semester.
Handling truancy, misconduct, student parking prob¬
lems, and other misdemeanors came under the control
of Mr. George Kurteff, assistant principal and disciplin¬
arian. He saw to the enforcement of a student grooming
code and made checks on pupils’ failing marks. Violators
of school rules were given penalities—clean-up duties,
detentions, or expulsion—by Mr. Kurteff.
Appropriating money funds and passing new legisla¬
tion for the school system kept school board members
busy at their bi-weeldy meetings. The board, chosen by
general election, weighed and decided upon bills for
all equipment for the new Morton High School.
With the new building the administration and school
board will be able to draw from past experiences and
make use of new facilities to provide better educational
and social benefits for the students.
PRINCIPAL BECKER looks ahead to the new school.
SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS are
—(seated) Treas. C. Scott, Pres.
T. Potesta, Sec. L. Stern; (stand¬
ing) Superintendent O. Rapp,
Mr. E. Hudson, Dr. H. Eggers.
DIRECTOR OF DISCIPLINE and
assistant principal Mr. George
Kurteff enforced school rules.
He also conferred with teachers
on student problems.
enforces grooming code
Commercial Department Head; taught
school in Tokyo, Japan.
Guidance Department; traveled to Pacific
islands; swims, golfs, cooks.
MISS GLENDA BENJAMIN
Music Department; has won golf trophies;
plays solo clarinet with Gary Symphony.
MRS. LENA BONEBRAKE
Mathematics Department Head; likes
bridge, fishing, knitting.
Science Department; enjoys scuba diving
and flying and is active in sports.
MRS. MARYLOU BRINGAS
Business Department; sewing and garden¬
ing are her hobbies.
MISS MARY JO CARPENTER
Home Economics Department; enjoys swim¬
ming and reading.
Director of Guidance Department; sings in
church choir; amateur painter and car¬
MISS WILMA CLAIR
Guidance Department; sponsors Tutors'
Club; likes bowling and bicycling.
Industrial Arts Department; part-time in¬
structor at Purdue University; sponsors
English and Social Studies Departments;
bowls and plays tennis; repairing autos
Is his hobby.
MISS MIRIAM CONSTANZA
Physical Education Department; golfs,
bowls, and water skis, collects old coins as
MISS VIRGINIA DAVIS
English Department; likes to read. Not
JOSEPH DE PEUGH
Mathematics Department; cross-country and
varsity basketball coach; enjoys gardening
English Department; sponsor of Theatre
Guild, Stage Crew, National Thespians;
hobbies are hunting and sailing.
DR. M. EL NAGGAR
sponsor of Phy-Chem Club; fishing, travel¬
ing and playing tennis are his hobbies.
Teachers lead students 7 culture search
SPENDING EXTRA TIME practicing
with Paul Garland, Mr. Louis Gre¬
gory helps him increase his skill
and accuracy on the violin.
Librarian; helps with play productions.
Science Department; sponsors Biology Club;
reads, collects tropical fish, and enjoys
MISS DIANE FERBER
Business Department; Booster Club sponsor;
golfs, swims, and plays tennis. ,
Teachers actively support pupils' social,
Social Studies Department; varsity base
ball and freshman football coach; play!
Science and Audio-Visual Departments; won
Valley Forge Teachers' Award.
Science and Physical Education Depart
ments; assistant varsity football coach; head
Music Department; sponsors orchestra; hok
bies include stamp and old coin collecting
MISS JUDITH HALL
Physical Education Department; sponsoi
GAA; goes camping, and enjoys all sport
MISS PATRICIA HASELTINE
Foreign Language Department; has travele
over Europe; studied theater in Colognt
Germany; collects music boxes.
MRS. JANET HETTERSCHEIDT
Business Department; sponsors TOP HA
and sews as hobbies.
Special Education Department; plays ter
nis, golfs, and reads.
Social Studies and Guidance Department!
reads history books, swims, and golfs i
Mathematics Department; senior class co¬
sponsor; sponsors Student Court; bowls
and plays baseball.
MISS MABEL HUNTER
English Department Head; sponsors Na¬
tional Honor Society; travels and enjoys
MRS. JANE JAKUBOSKI
Nurse; Collects music boxes.
Social Studies Department; coaches base¬
ball and freshman basketball.
MISS SOPHIE JANKAUSKAS
Foreign Language Department; studied in
Paris; hobbies include photography, horse¬
back-riding, and skiing.
MRS. NORMA KELLY
English Department; sponsors FTA; travels,
reads, and plays bridge.
athletic activities during school semesters
HELPING HIMSELF to a cup of coffee, Mr. Joseph DePeugh
takes "time out" before his first class. Teachers often use these
breaks to talk and finish paper work.
OFFICIAL REFEREE for the "Has-Been Will-Be Game," Mr.
Donald Huls pauses after calling a foul. The faculty's interest
and participation add to student activities.
Faculty enjoys sports, books, music, travel
MRS. MARY ANN MOLCHAN
Guidance Department; likes to bowl; has
traveled to European countries.
Social Studies Department Head; junior
class sponsor; co-sponsor Government Club.
MRS. HARRIETTE MOYLAN
English Department; enjoys traveling in
Europe, play-going, writing verse, and
watching ice hockey.
Physical Education and Industrial Arts De¬
partments; likes to play billiards; watches
Mathematics Department; golf coach; spon¬
sors Hi-Y; watches high school and pro
Speech and English Departments; coaches
debate and speech; is church organist;
English Department; assistant wrestling
coach; likes to play golf and to read.
MISS ALBERTA KLUESNER
English Department; plays guitar and
piano; enjoys horseback-riding.
English and Social Studies Departments;
sponsors visual aids and Music in Perspec¬
tive Club; collects high-fidelity equipment.
Business Department; head track coach;
assistant football coach; spent summer
"trailering" in Rocky Mountains.
MRS. GWEN MANGUS
Foreign Language Department; likes to
MISS JACQUELINE MARTINE
Home Economics Department Head; collects
cook books and china,- enjoys oil painting
and art craft.
MAIN OFFICE personnel are
Mrs. Isabelle Payne, Mrs. Carrie
Mosca, Mrs. Gladys Reynolds,
and Mrs. Marie Yancich.
performs secretarial duties
Social Studies Department; hobbies
awardJd'LMIy WlowsWp b ' rdWa,Chm9;
Cafeteria workers, custodial crews help
CHIEF COOKS are
(seated) Kathryn Baker,
Nancy Newsam, Ann Kon¬
ya, and Bernice Johnson;
(standing) Leona Garson,
Martha Constant, Dorothy
Leport, and Dorothy Blan¬
co. The cafeteria workers
serve food six lunch peri¬
ods every school day.
MISS MARGARET SCHLAFFER
Social Studies Department; sponsors Y-
Teens; instructs swimming classes.
Librarian; enjoys ice-skating and swimming,-
received MA from Indiana University this
MRS. DIANE SEEGERS
Foreign Language Department; toured
Europe and Mexico,- loves to cook, knit,
ice skate, and bowl.
MRS. PATRICIA SIMS
Mathematics Department; member of fa¬
culty committee of Credit Union.
MRS. CAROLYN SLYS
English Department; co-sponsors National
Forensics League; plays golf and travels.
Science Department; Hammond Coordinator
of Science and Health; made finals of In¬
diana Outstanding Biology Teacher Award.
Science Department; co-sponsors Biology
Club; horticulture, radio and TV work, and
model train collecting are some of his
MRS. BETH STIER
Home Economics Department; sponsors
Home Economics Club; traveled to Europe
and the Orient.
MRS. HELEN STOCK
Journalism Department; sponsors TOP HAT
and MORTONITE, Quill and Scroll; enjoys
traveling, playing golf, and theatre-going.
keep school building running efficiently
Social Studies Department; assistant bas¬
ketball and track coach.
MISS MAY VIRDEN
English Department; active in Civic Little
Enticing people to compare new and old
products and services is the primary aim of
advertising. Students learn
this principle by publicizing dances, plays,
and other school activities. Then,
when reading an advertisement, they first sep¬
arate the facts from added glamour.
By coming into contact with reputable
merchants during the formative high school
years, young people learn better " buymanship."
We're in the PEPSI generation — A. Kaufman and F. Padilla
PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY
Printers of the MORTON ITE
Award Winning School Newspaper
609 Chicago Ex 7-1888
East Chicago, Indiana
Keep in step at MACK'S — Kevin Brennan
MACK SHOE STORE
6809 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-7070
We'll buy their pizza no matter what shape it's in —
B. Braner and P. Depew
THE HOUSE OF PIZZA
7008 Indianapolis Boulevard Ti 4-6065
For Year-Round Heating Comfort
BYERS HEATING CO.
BIG TOP SUPERMARKET
"The friendliest store in town"
3535 - 165th Street
6213 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-8740
"They hand-le everything."
"We didn't be¬
lieve in such a
thing as 'Blue
Grass' so we're
gonna try." —
M. Bogner and
LELITO & SONS
6729 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-8025
6949 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-1375
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend." — C. Stanley and
6821 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-9055
7042 Kennedy Avenue
Congratulations & Best Wishes
Town and Country
Telephones: Tllden 4-1185
Chicago: SAginaw 1-1503
WOODMAR SHOPPING CENTER
6540 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD.
165TH ST. AT INDIANAPOLIS BLVD.
"Perfect match." — G. Banka and T. Rhodes
JACK FOX & SONS
5219 Hohman Avenue We I
"Yummy to your tummy." — J. Usinger and C. Kaufman
6940 Kennedy Avenue
6816 Indpls. Blvd. 555 Stale St.
Jack Groat Conoco Service
THE CLASS OF
1108 Main Street Te 8-2607
MAX and ED'S
405 Ridge Road Te 8-8400
In our recruiting we ask that applicants have completed
their High School education. That's because we try always
to fill higher, more responsible jobs from the ranks of our
employees. And the records show—the better the em¬
ployee's education, the better he is at his job—and the
better he does for himself.
Inland employees continue to gain knowledge and ex¬
perience in special trades through formal apprenticeship
programs offered in the following trades—Machinist,
Patternmaking, Boilermaking, Welding, Shop Electrician,
Wireman, Mason and Pipefitter.
Many concentrate on certain phases of steelmaking by
working in production while others work in laboratories
helping to assure quality or developing new and better
products for our customers.
How about you? Inland Steel is steadily expanding.
More and more opportunities will be open to you as our
growth continues. Are you ready?
An Equal Opportunity Employer in the Plans for Progress Program
INLAND STEEL COMPANY
Indiana Harbor Works
3210 Watling Street
East Chicago, Indiana
We walked many a HILL to get the HAMMOND TIMES to
Hammond. — J. Bardoczi and V. Catania
6804 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-7226
"I get 'gladdish' all over when I get flowers from Gladish."
— K. Campbell and P. Gladish
K. Hmurovich (Rover): Saving for her annual dog tags.
C. Meyer: Saving for her Sassoon haircut.
BANK OF HAMMOND
VIERK'S for the "younger generation." — D. Bjorklund
and R. Drake
6727 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-8320
7034 Kennedy Ave.
MR. JOSEPH F. GARTNER
Don't they look pretty? — J. Bogner and D. Gillespie
DUNHILL FORMAL ATTIRE
G947 Indianapolis Boulevard Ti 4-5489
Jack will "carry out" your every desire. — J. Constant
JACK'S CARRY OUT
6602 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-3032
"Keep your cool." — J. Blackman and T. George
CARNEYS DAIRY STORE
3537 Orchard Drive Ti 4-9721
Quiet on the outside, buzzing on the inside.
8840 Indianapolis Blvd.
6860 Kennedy Avenue
FLOWERS AND GIFTS
formerly — Hemphills
445 169ih Street Hammond, Indiana
We will be happy
to discuss your career
opportunities at NIPSCO
. . . drop in and see us!
If your eyes are on far horizons following graduation,
here's a suggestion from Peppy Flame and Reddy
Kilowatt: Look around you right here in NIPSCOLAND!
There are vast and challenging opportunities in
northern Indiana for trained young men and women in
industry, commerce and agriculture. Some of the
greatest challenges await the talent and
imagination of young people in the
investor-owned utility business. —
NORTHERN INDIANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY
5905 Calumet Ave.
"Masters of High Fidelity Reproductions"
Ifr mmonds *
DIAMONDS - WATCHES - JEWELRY
CHINA - STERLING - CRYSTAL - RECORDS
Professional Dry Cleaning
6735 Kennedy Ave.
Phone: Ti 4-9769
ALWAYS THE FINEST IN MOVIES
GOOD LUCK TO A
"WHALE" OF A CLASS
SEARS ROEBUCK & CO.
452 State Street
"Decisions, decisions." — B. Smiley
PARKVIEW DRIVE IN
7148 Kennedy Avenue 844-5910
"Just the investment that I've been looking for."
— J. Harkin and D. Stockdale
W. R. MATTHEWS & SON
• Real Estate • Tax Service
• Insurance • Accounting
6815 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-6877
and GIFT SHOP
EXPERT WATCH REPAIRING
7012 Indianapolis Blvd. Ti 4-5618
5c & 10c STORE
WE HOPE THE FUTURE IS FULL OF HAPPINESS
FOR THE GREAT CLASS OF '67
6803 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-9545
"Everything to Build With"
330 Ridge Road Te 6-8600
Phone WEsimore 2-0201
hanson brothers , florists
5320 Hohman Ave.
Modern Electric Service Co.
NEON AND PLASTIC SIGNS - ALL KINDS
WIRING, FIXTURES, POWER INSTALLATIONS
5347 Sohl Ave., Hammond, Ind. Dial 933-0383
At MORTON HIGH SCHOOL
you are served
BEST WISHES to
the Future Citizens
at MORTON from
Continental Baking Co.
818 Michigan Ave.
We know the beat at LEWIN'S — K. Cergizan
and P. Hensley
704 W. Chicago Ave.
Selling Your Real Estate?
PERSONAL AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICE
GETS QUICK, SATISFACTORY RESULTS
New Methods — Best of References — New Ideas
We Buy, Build, Sell and Lease
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF 1967
Maruszczak Sausage Inc.
1131 - 169ih Street
Wilson & Lee
2824-C 173rd Street Phone 845-6100
Enjoy your coffee break — L. Bell and G. Cichocki
Neal Vending Service , Inc.
"SERVICE IS OUR BUSINESS"
7331 Kennedy Avenue 844-8110
"Women always ask for a size smaller." — K. Kuhn
CROWN SHOE STORE
6730 Kennedy Ave. Hammond, Indiana
George Adzia & Sons
737 - 169th Street We 3-0480
6450 Kennedy Ave. 845-1045
Eyes closed, A. Spears cannot tell the difference.
"Next stop — Morton High School" — P. Laramie and
SCIENTIFIC AUTOMOTIVE SHOP TRAINING
DAY AND EVENING CLASSES
• AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
• ENGINE TUNE-UP
• AUTOMOTIVE MECHANICS
Loomis Cycle Shop
6633 Kennedy Ave. 844-4400
1730 Calumet Avenue
St. Louis: 618-451-7830
ARTIM TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS, INC.
SERVING THE HEART OF THE NATION
IN STEEL TRANSPORTATION
★ Quality if Purity if Flavor
6712 Kennedy 844-6815
to the class of
THE FUTURE NURSES CLUB
STYLED RITE AWNINGS
Calumet and Sibley James Vanloon
WISHES THE BEST
OF LUCK TO THE
CLASS OF 1967
7443 Indpls. Blvd. 844-2370
"YOUR READING HEADQUARTERS"
There are two Alexander's for your shopping convenience!
7955 Calumet Ave.
in the Mall at the
Calumet Shopping Center
Daily 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
134 S. Broad St.
6 A.M. - 9 P.M.
"You Are Always Welcome To Browse"
"RELAX AND READ"
A YOUNG STORE
SERVING A YOUNG
6600 Indianapolis Boulevard, Hammond
J. Rospond and M. Russell assisting K. Cergizan in a king-
Shop Monday 12 to 9; Thursday and Friday 9:30 to 9
Other days 9:30 to 5:30
6220 Kennedy Avenue
congratulations to the
north state press, inc.
4818 calumet ave. Hammond, indiana
20 Wallet Size Photos $*|49
Made from one negative or one photo up to 8 x 10
IN THE WOODMAR SHOPPING CENTER
MON. THRU SAT.
9.A.M. TO 10 P.M.
165th and Columbia
Hammond's Beautiful Funeral Home
Ridge Road and Stale Line
Kennedy Avenue at 171st Street
WISHES THE CLASS
BEST OF LUCK!
2732 - 169th Street 844-3284
Private Dining Room
4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
2844 - 165th Street Ti 4-0898
6001 Hump Road Hammond, Indiana
WISHED TO EVERYONE
"Thank you, sir." — P. Sesny and E. Skager
EDWARD C. MINAS CO.
460 State Street We 2-1800
"Now I feel better." — V. Hodis
Lake Federal Savings
& Loan Association
7048 Kennedy Ti 5-0220
TO THE GRADUATING
SENIORS AT MORTON
5221 Indianapolis Boulevard 397-7291
VAN SENUS AUTO PARTS
auto parts and
complete machine shop
6920 Kennedy Avenue Ti 4-2900
2930 Highway Te 8-0900
Spring must be here.
THE DAIRY QUEEN
DAVE'S DAIRY STORE
2949 - 195th Street
OPEN 7 DAYS lit
4921 Calumet Avenue We 3-6850
■fe Makes signs for games
Gives sports assemblies
Sponsors bus trips for out-of-town games
Maintains concession stands at football games
Supports spring sports by selling booster tags
Gives athletic teams extra support by boosting school
Holds pep sessions and organizes cheering blocks at
"Don't worry. We're not on Candid Camera." — S. Bigler
and R. Volbrecht
Routes 41 & 30 Un 5-6161
"Hey, that's pretty enough to wear inside out," comment
C. Bailor and R. Schwartz.
THE GOLDEN HANGER
"Exclusively Young Men's Fashions"
Ti 4-0565 7009 Indianapolis Blvd.
Calumet Piping Co., Inc.
6200 Industrial Hwy. Gary, Indiana
CALUMET NATIONAL BANK
C. Hawking, J. Tobakos and G. Austin, are so happy with
their "little" car.
2010 - 167th Street 844-2100
5 Convenient Locations
Hats off to the class of '67
H. B. REED Co. Inc.
from the class of '68
6937 Kennedy Avenue
SEE . . .
John Will Agency
AUTO - FIRE - LIFE - HOSPITALIZATION -
SICKNESS INCOME INSURANCE
Olson Decorating Inc.
6708 Kansas Avenue Ti 4-0353
YOUR BEST FRIEND TO SERVE ALL YOUR
SINCERE BEST WISHES TO THE
GRADUATING CLASS OF 1967
MAY YOU GO FORTH WITH
COURAGE, OPTIMISM, AND THE
DETERMINATION TO BUILD
A BETTER COMMUNITY
AND A BETTER WORLD.
"Come on, Debbie, the food is waiting," says Chris.
6730 Indianapolis Boulevard Ti 5-3825
BEST WISHES FROM
2201 S. La Salle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616
WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS - MANUFACTURERS
SUPPLIES - FURNISHINGS - EQUIPMENT
Hotels, Restaurants, Taverns, Hospitals, Schools, Clubs,
Resorts, Motels, Railway Systems, Air Lines, Steamship
The staff has attempted to make
the 1967 TOP HAT the finest yearbook
ever published at Morton, since it will be
the most up-to-date version
of our school's story.
We've also tried to emphasize
familiar traditions and to relate these
to you and your new school
because . . all the past is future."
Linda Nichols and
Yearbook Adviser . Mrs. Helen Stock
Business Adviser . Mrs. Janet Hetterscheidt
Underclass Pictures .. Andros Studios
Senior Class and Organizations Pictures . Bodie Studios
Informal Pictures . Jim Brown, Charles Guzis, David Parks,
Tim Rasmussen, Mr. Julian Rasmussen (adviser)
'top hat' staff members
Co-editors . Linda Nichols, Sue Smaron
Business manager .. June Matrinetz
Advertising editor . Ida Wells
Assistant advertising editor . Vicki Westerfield
Academics editor . Mary Hluska
Activities editor ... Pam Scott
Athletics editor . Mike Dziadon
Assistant athletics editors . Chuck Hopf, Jack Keilman,
Emory White, Pam Williams
Senior class editors . Lee Gasparino, Lois Hopp
Exchange editor ...1. Roxie Barbara
Underclass editors . Cynthia Arvay, Kathy Bocken
Faculty editors. Lu Ann Schwandt, Carolyn Szafarczyk
Index editor . Cindy Bocken
Edge editors .... Gloria Arvay, Sheila Bigler, Dorothy Bienko,
Sherry Gebauer, Cathy Hawking, Cynthia Kaufman,
Judith Orahood, Margie Padilla, Jo Rybicki,
Carol Sharpe, Beth Stewart, Fawn Wright, Cary Zneimer