Spanish Fork High School 2009 Reunion for the Class of 1954

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A presentation prepared by Gordon Snow for the 2009 reunion of the Spanish Fork High School Class of 1954.

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Spanish Fork High School 2009 Reunion for the Class of 1954

  1. 1. SPANISH FORK HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1954 OUR HISTORY . . . A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME
  2. 2. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Country Leaders . . . </li></ul><ul><li>President: Dwight D. Eisenhower </li></ul><ul><li>(Nickname: Ike) </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President: Richard M. Nixon </li></ul><ul><li>(Nickname: Tricky Dick) </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Born in 1954 . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Oprah Winfrey </li></ul><ul><li>Ron Howard (Opie) </li></ul><ul><li>Kathleen Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Swaze </li></ul><ul><li>Denzel Washington </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>In the news . . . </li></ul><ul><li>School segregation violates 14 th Amendment </li></ul><ul><li>Joe DiMaggio marries Marilyn Monroe </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Hydrogen Bomb detonated at Bikini </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Nuclear sub launched (Nautilus) </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>In the news . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Last episode of “Lone Ranger” aired </li></ul><ul><li>1 st “Miss America Pageant” on TV </li></ul><ul><li>1 st “Godzilla” movie premieres in Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Senate condemns Joseph McCarthy </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>In the news . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Ike warns about Vietnam intervention </li></ul><ul><li>First mass vaccination against polio </li></ul><ul><li>RCA markets 1 st color TV (12” screen) </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Boeing 707 delivered to airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Words “under God” added to Pledge </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>At the movies . . . Gentlemen Prefer Blonds </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Value of a dollar . . . </li></ul><ul><li>New Chevy Corvette: $3,513.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Gasoline: 29 cents /gal </li></ul><ul><li>Dog Food: 10 cents/can </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>New on the Market . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Elvis’ 1 st record (“That’s All Right”) </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic contact lenses </li></ul><ul><li>Swanson Frozen TV dinners </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>And the winner is . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Best Picture: On The Waterfront </li></ul><ul><li>Best Actor: Marlon Brando (Waterfront) </li></ul><ul><li>Best Actress: Grace Kelly (Country Girl) </li></ul><ul><li>Best Song: Little Things Mean A Lot </li></ul><ul><li>and Sh-Boom (tied for #1) </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Musical Hits . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Oh My Papa </li></ul><ul><li>Hey There </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Sandman </li></ul><ul><li>Rock Around The Clock </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>For Your Entertainment . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Top Movies: On The Waterfront </li></ul><ul><li>& Rear Window </li></ul><ul><li>Top TV Shows: Lassie, Topper </li></ul><ul><li>& Davy Crockett </li></ul><ul><li>Top Novels: Matchmaker, Lord Of The Rings & Blackboard Jungle </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Can’t wait for dark! </li></ul>Remember?
  14. 14. 1954 TRIVIA At the store . . .
  15. 15. 1954 TRIVIA Your ‘54 lunch box? Mug you “accidentally” drove off with?
  16. 16. 1954 TRIVIA Evolution at work . . . 1950 1953 1954
  17. 17. 1954 TRIVIA 3 D Movies Quote: “ I got a movie star’s report card . . . 3 D’s” (Russell Boyack)
  18. 18. 1954 TRIVIA Yours?
  19. 19. 1954 TRIVIA Mendenhall’s store?
  20. 20. 1954 TRIVIA
  21. 21. 1954 TRIVIA
  22. 22. 1954 TRIVIA At the Shop . . .
  23. 23. 1954 TRIVIA Rich Kid Stuff . . .
  24. 24. 1954 TRIVIA John Elmo Jacobson . . . is that a “Rich Kid” Bike?
  25. 25. 1954 TRIVIA Chocolate, my favorite! (. . . is she gonna throw that thing?)
  26. 26. 1954 TRIVIA Rare Sights These Days!
  27. 27. 1954 TRIVIA P. F. Flyers or . . . “ Phheeew?”
  28. 28. 1954 TRIVIA “ Now just blow out the smoke . . . like this!”
  29. 29. 1954 TRIVIA World’s 1st McDonald’s (1954)
  30. 30. 1954 TRIVIA “ Number 54 . . . Your Order Is Ready”
  31. 31. 1954 TRIVIA ’ 54 Model
  32. 32. 1954 TRIVIA Quote: “ Do you realize it costs me $5 to fill up every time you take the car?” (Your Dad)
  33. 33. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Is that Gary White? (Oooh . . . Doctor!) </li></ul>
  34. 34. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Your mom got a new kitchen? </li></ul>
  35. 35. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>. . . AND a new washer? </li></ul>
  36. 36. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Dad’s thinking “. . . a new mower?” </li></ul>“ I sorta doubt that . . .”
  37. 37. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>Love your hair . . . and your outfit! </li></ul>
  38. 38. 1954 TRIVIA <ul><li>In Sports . . . </li></ul><ul><li>NFL Champs: Cleveland Browns </li></ul><ul><li>Yogi Berra & Willy Mays are MVP’s </li></ul><ul><li>Sam Snead wins Masters </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Bannister breaks 4 Minute Mile </li></ul>
  39. 39. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>In 9 th Grade . . . </li></ul><ul><li>We had 136 Classmates; </li></ul><ul><li>74 Girls & 62 Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Principal: Les Cornaby </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Evans “The King Of Swing” </li></ul><ul><li>starts at SFJH </li></ul>
  40. 40. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>As Sophomores . . . </li></ul><ul><li>163 classmates; 84 Girls & 79 Boys </li></ul><ul><li>Varsity FB Team: 37 members . . . </li></ul><ul><li>1 classmate (Roy Evans) </li></ul><ul><li>Varsity BB Team: 11 members . . . </li></ul><ul><li>1 classmate (Sterling Swenson) </li></ul><ul><li>Bob Evans moves to SFHS with our class </li></ul>
  41. 41. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>As Sophomores . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Varsity Baseball Team: 16 members . . . </li></ul><ul><li>1 classmate (Daven Engle) </li></ul><ul><li>4 classmates on Girls Tennis Team </li></ul><ul><li>(Gerry, Diane C., Marilyn H., & Maida) </li></ul><ul><li>1 classmate on Yearbook Staff (Sherrell) </li></ul>
  42. 42. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>As Juniors . . . </li></ul><ul><li>151 classmates; 73 Girls & 78 Boys </li></ul><ul><li>35 member FB Team (10 classmates) </li></ul><ul><li>14 member B-Ball Team (5 classmates) </li></ul><ul><li>28 member Supere Aude (9 classmates) </li></ul>
  43. 43. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>As Seniors . . . </li></ul><ul><li>33 member FB Team (21 classmates) </li></ul><ul><li>14 member B-ball Team (11 classmates) </li></ul><ul><li>41 member Pep Club (25 classmates) </li></ul>
  44. 44. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>From our Senior Class . . . </li></ul><ul><li>18 of 31 Supere Aude </li></ul><ul><li>5 of 5 Type II Team </li></ul><ul><li>11 of 11 Shorthand II Team </li></ul>
  45. 45. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>From our Senior Class . . . </li></ul><ul><li>5 of 6 “Track Stars” </li></ul><ul><li>15 of 15 Library Staff (all girls) </li></ul><ul><li>6 of 11 Yearbook Staff </li></ul><ul><li>3 of 4 Pep Club Drummers </li></ul>
  46. 46. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>From our Senior Class . . . </li></ul><ul><li>3 of 4 Cheerleaders </li></ul><ul><li>4 of 4 Accounting Team </li></ul><ul><li>8 of 13 “7 th Heaven” cast </li></ul><ul><li>4 of 7 “Ladies In Retirement” cast </li></ul>
  47. 47. 1954 At SFHS <ul><li>As Seniors . . . </li></ul><ul><li>B. Davis Evans’ Speech & Drama Students </li></ul><ul><li>Win State “Sweepstakes Trophy” </li></ul><ul><li>Gus Black retires after 32 years </li></ul><ul><li>Notable Quotes: </li></ul><ul><li>Gus: “. . .1954 team was my best” </li></ul><ul><li>Thane: “. . . 1954 team was not my best” </li></ul>
  48. 48. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Interesting Facts . . . </li></ul><ul><li>133 names on ’54 Graduation Program </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Class Colors: Blue & White </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody remembers our “Class Project” </li></ul><ul><li>(Oops . . . Dee says we installed a new flag pole </li></ul><ul><li>and base on the lawn. How to go Dee !) </li></ul>
  49. 49. Clare Davis’ Family “Empty Nest” From: Provo Herald 6/10/01
  50. 50. From Ron Livingston’s Year Book <ul><li>The note says . . . </li></ul><ul><li>“ Dear Ronald: You have a fine personality, but to get </li></ul><ul><li>along in life you will have to learn some manners.” </li></ul><ul><li>Mary Jane Cornaby </li></ul><ul><li>(really authored by Allen Warren) </li></ul>
  51. 51. “ 20 Year Booklet” Cover & 1 st Page Assembled/Signed by Bernice & Rosalie
  52. 52. 6/2/94 Spanish Fork Press Article Author: Jane Ann Bradford Olsen
  53. 53. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>English Handbook </li></ul><ul><li>from Mary Cornaby’s </li></ul><ul><li>10 AM Class. </li></ul>
  54. 54. WW II Ration Books & Stamps
  55. 55. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Seminary Class State of Utah </li></ul><ul><li>Pin Ring Tax Token </li></ul>
  56. 56. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Remember These? </li></ul>
  57. 57. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>May 24, 1954 edition </li></ul>
  58. 58. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA
  59. 59. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Red And Gray </li></ul><ul><li>(May 25, 1953) </li></ul>
  60. 60. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Sponsor ads from Red And Gray </li></ul><ul><li>(Check the phone numbers) </li></ul>
  61. 61. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Red And Gray </li></ul><ul><li>(May 25, 1953) </li></ul>
  62. 62. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Red And Gray </li></ul><ul><li>(May 25, 1953) </li></ul>
  63. 63. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA <ul><li>Red And Gray </li></ul><ul><li>(May 25, 1953) </li></ul>
  64. 64. Class of ‘54 TRIVIA
  65. 65. Sherrell’s Art for 40 th Reunion
  66. 66. Sherrell’s Art for 40 th Reunion
  67. 67. Basketball “Attaboys”
  68. 68. ’ 54 Dons Whip Red Devils 3 Out Of 4
  69. 69. Lake Shore Kids (1947)
  70. 70. Lake Shore Kids
  71. 71. Central School 4 th Grade (Mrs. Johnson’s Class)
  72. 72. Central School 5 th Grade (Mr. Peterson’s Class)
  73. 73. Central School 6 th Grade (Mr. Hill’s Class)
  74. 74. Central School 6 th Grade (Mr. Johnson’s Class)
  75. 75. Thurber School 6 th Grade (Mr. Grotegut’s Class)
  76. 76. Ann Ellison Tarbet Wrote: (Part of an E-Mail 7/2/09) <ul><li>    While attending the Thurber School I took part in planting a tree on the North East Lawn for Arbor Day. </li></ul><ul><li>Along with the tree planting was included a time capsule box . . . I was wondering if the box had ever been dug up and opened? </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone know the answer?   </li></ul>
  77. 77. Reese School 4 th Grade
  78. 78. Reese School Photo We can find . . . (?) Beth, Russell, Wayne, Gary, Glenn . . . Others?
  79. 79. 2 nd Ward Beehives
  80. 80. 3 rd Ward Beehives
  81. 81. ♫♪ Bringing in the sheaves . . . ♪♫ (oh yeah . . . make that kindling)
  82. 82. “ Da Boys” (Dee Pullman, Reed Jex, Lynn Perry, ?, Roy Edwards, H. D. Snow, Paul Jackson, Ron Livingston and Lloyd Miller)
  83. 83. Junior High Days
  84. 84. Junior High Days
  85. 85. 9 th Grade Class
  86. 86. Sweater Girls (WOW!)
  87. 87. Seminary Graduation
  88. 88. 30 th Reunion
  89. 89. 35 th Reunion
  90. 90. 40 th Reunion
  91. 91. 45 th Reunion
  92. 92. Old Timers On Parade!
  93. 93. 50 th Reunion

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