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1999 Fall

Omaha South High School Alumni Association Newsletter

1999 HALL OF FAME WINNERS Sebastian Circo - 1936 has quite a success story to tell. In
1945, with earnings saved as a stenographer and manager
Five Alumni were inducted into the 1999 SHS Hall of Fame for Ahlberg Bearing Company, Mr. Circo created Precision
and will be honored at a banquet hosted by the Alumni Bearing. Imagine starting your own company at the age of
Association on October 7, 1999: 27, at the end of World War II. Today, Precision Industries
remains family-owned and is one of the giants in the field of
Marlin Briscoe - 1963 is Assistant Project Manager at the industrial distribution.

Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club in Los Angeles. He Not satisfied with building a thriving business, Mr. Circo
organized the Priest Fund at Happy Hollow Country Club,
says, "Upon graduating from SHS, I went to have a ACED - an organization of Omaha business leaders who
assist priests in their duties, and served on the Distributors
storybook career in professional football. However, there Council of General Motors and SKF. Mr. Circo's generous
contributions to the H . P. Smith Sports Complex provide
were some dark and turbulent times that followed those South Omaha youngsters with clinics and special coaching
during the summer months.
successes. It was the basics that I learned in South Omaha

and SHS that helped get me through those storms that life

brings." .

A nine-year career in the National Football League followed Nellie Sudavicius MacCallum - 1963 is a noted artist and
a stellar collegiate career at UNO. Mr. Briscoe became the creative advertising consultant who started her own
first black quarterback in the NFL, at a time when it was advertising agency called GALEN and nellie which won
believed that Mrican-Americans couldn't lead a team on the numerous advertising and public relations awards including
field. Mr. Briscoe did what no one had done before. His the prestigious Cornhusker Award. Her advertising work is
performance on and off the field paved the way for future also recognized internationally for its creativity. In addition
minority quarterbacks. As a rookie quarterback with the to her own agency, Nellie has worked for some of Omaha's
Denver Broncos, Mr. Briscoe set an NFL record by throwing largest ad agencies. A leading Omaha artist, Ms. MacCallum
14 touchdown passes in 11 games. However, he never is also active in community affairs, including serving as Vice
played quarterback again. Mter a year playing ball in President of the Omaha Sister City Association.
Canada, Marlin returned to the NFL where he was named
~l-Pro with the Buffalo Bills and won two Superbowl rings David Rimington - 1978 won the Outland Trophy for Best
wIth the 1973-74 Miami Dolphins. He now spends his life Interior Lineman in 1981 and 1982 while a player with the
worl~ing wi~h .kids and teaching them the step-by-step University of Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is the only two-
persIstence In lIfe that has served him so well in his own life. time winner in the 53-year history ofthe award. In addition,
he was also the recipient of the Lombardi Trophy and was
?r. Philip Cahoy - 1979 is an orthopedic surgeon practicing named an All-American Center. The NCAA also recognized
In Grand Island, Nebraska. He comes from a long line of him as one of its Top Ten Student Athletes. Upon
SHS graduates - his parents Phil and Bernice and well as graduation, Mr. Rimingon was a first-r ound draft choice of
his younger brother and sister are SHS alumni. the Cincinnati Bengals where he was named the NFL All
Rookie Team Center in 1983. He later played for the
In 1984, Dr. Cahoy received his Bachelor's degree in Philadelphia Eagles.
Biological Sciences and was admitted to the University of
Nebraska Medical Center. He obtained his M.D. in 1990 A holder of a Master's Degree in International Business from
al1:d beg~n ~is internship and residency at the University of
Wlsconsm m orthopedic surgery. He is the author of the University of Wisconsin, it is what David Rimington has
numerous medical journal articles and has made
presentations throughout the Midwest at medical symposia. accomplished since his football career ended that has earned
In 1995, Dr. Cahoy obtained a Sports Medicine Fellowship
with the University ofMissouri-Kansas City and the Kansas him recognition by the Hall of Fame committee. David is the
City Chiefs.
President of the Boomer Esiason Fou nfdoar tiroens~aracnh
organization dedicated to providing support

aimed at finding a cure for cystic fibrosis . In addition to

Speaking of sports, Dr. Cahoy was a member of the 1980 supporting research, the Foundation works to heighten
United States Olympic Gymnastic Team. He was also a
member of the U.s. World and Goodwill Gymnastic Teams awareness of this disease and to provide a better quality of
five times. This 11 time NCAA All-American was on the
University of Nebraska National Gymnastics Teams in 1980 life for those so afflicted.
through 1983.
We ~on~ratulate ~hese alumni for their outstanding
contnbutwns to theu' communities and welcome them to the
SHS Hall ofFame.

-I

1999 SHS PACKER GREATS HALL OF FAME WINNERS

Michael J. "Mickey" Mickey Sparano left SHS in 1960 to become the Head
wrestling coach at UNL. He later bought a business and is
Sparano By Paul still operating it successfully today.

Limas. Coach Mickey SHS benefited greatly from Mickey Sparano's leadership
and coaching savvy and he touched many lives during his
Sparano began his successful career. We salute you and welcome you into the
SHS Packer Greats 1999 Hall of Fame.
coaching career at SHS in
Beau Haizlip - was also
1955. He was hired as elected to the Packer
Greats Hall of Fame this
head varsity wrestling year. He has amassed an
amazing record of 238
coach, head freshman wins, 97 losses and 3 ties
for the varsity wrestling
football coach, and team during his 30-year
tenure as head wrestling
assisted Cletus Fisher in coach at SHS. His teams
have won four State
varsity fqotball and Cornie championships, several
District, Metro and other
Collin in varsity baseball. team championships.

''When I met those South Beau was elected to the Omaha Metropolitan Wrestling
Coaches and Officials Association Hall of Fame, Nebraska
Omaha kids, I knew I was State Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame, National
Wrestling Hall of Fame, Midwest District National High
in 'Coaches' Heaven.' They School Wrestling Coach of the year, selected as Coach of the
Year several times, and was honored with a gold watch by
were tough, both mentally and physically. They just needed the Nebraska State High School Activities Association for
outstanding contributions to the sport of wrestling.
to believe that they could be champs. I knew I would love it
SHS also named the South High Wrestling Tournament
here," grinned Coach Sparano when he was asked about his "The Beau Haizlip South High Invitational." This is
fitting because Coach Haizlip has served as the Director for
first impression of SHS. this tournament for the past 40 years!

Walking down the halls with his famous "Sparano Strut," he His numerous outside activities included writing articles for
recruited kids in the halls, in P.E. classes, the cafeteria and local, state and national wrestling publications including
even in the 7th hour detention room. He promised Amateur Wrestling News. He served as President and
championships to boys who believed in him. He made Board Member of the Omaha Metropolitan Wrestling
predictions of individual and team titles. And he delivered! Coaches and Officials Association, and was chosen to run
The SHS varsity wrestling team broke every existing record wrestling rules clinics by the State Activities Association.
in the state for team and individuals. They had an He also represented Nebraska and surrounding states on
unbelievable five-year winning streak. During that five- the National High School Wrestling Association Rules
year period, SHS was undefeated in dual meets and won Interpretation Board for several years, and was chosen as a
every entered tournament, Metro, District and State team high school representative on the NCAA Wrestling Rules
championship, including as many as six individual state Advisory Committee. He helped organize and direct many
champions each year. In 1960, Wrestling News replaced the foreign exchange AAU wrestling meets in Nebraska and
Waterloo, IA team with the SHS Packers as the number one took a Nebraska All Star Wrestling Team on a tour of
high school wrestling team in the nation (132 wins, 0 losses). Germany.

Sparano coached the freshman football team with the same Coach Haizlip commented, "This honor is really a tribute to
vision and enthusiasm that made him the master wrestling the many fine students and athletes I have had over the
coach. His teams broke every freshman offensive (scoring) many years at SHS. I am especially proud of those who
and defensive record. He was producing players accustomed have gone on to be teachers, coaches, referees and in many
to winning. He was able to unite his winning philosophy ways followed in my footsteps. No one could ask for a better
with Coach Fisher's and, together, they again set records. legacy than that."
They produced varsity teams that were undefeated and won
two Metro and State championships (1957 and 1958). We are proud to welcome you into the 1999 SHS Packer
Greats Hall of Fame!
He assisted head coach Cornie Collin in developing the
varsity baseball team into a powerhouse by winning the
reserve baseball team title. However, many boys wanted to
play baseball, but couldn't make the varsity team. A bunch
of his beloved "South Omaha kids" begged Mickey to coach
them in the summer league. Sparano agreed, but was
advised by the baseball commissioner "that a team of rejects
would be a disgrace to the league." His famous grin flashed
at the commissioner as he took the pen and signed the
contract. With no sponsor, no uniforms and no equipment,
Sparano embarked on his inaugural season. The South
Omaha Chiefs won every game, including city, district,
regional and state championships.

Former SHS Packer athletes affirm that Sparano did much
more than coach boys into being winners. They were taught
to strive to be the best person possible and to respect others.
Having high expectations and a strong work ethic was
taught and modeled by Soprano long before they became
''buzz words" in today's self-help books.

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Charles I. Bryant - 1951 began his athletic career as a "HISTORY OF OMAHA" GRANT AWARDED TO SHS
football player at SHS in 1947 as a Freshman. He went on
to win 10 letters - in football, wrestling, track and baseball. Gary Kastick,
In college he earned 5 letters in football and wrestling and
was named "All Big 7" as well as receiving "Honorable computer teacher at
Mention All American" in those sports. Charlie received his
B.S. from UNL and his M.s. from UNO, joined the Boys SHS, is shown with
Town, Council Bluffs and then the Omaha Public Schools
system as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and an $86,205 check to
community counselor. His assignments have included
Thomas Jefferson, Benson and Bryan High Schools. sponsor a "virtual

As a wrestling coach for 12 years, he amassed fantastic reality" of the
records of 135 wins and 37 losses. His teams won Metro
Championships in 1969 and 1970, and he was named "1969 "History of Omaha."
Coach of the Year." Charlie holds the distinction of being the
first black All State football player, the first black wrestling Many old-timers have
coach in the area, and at T.J., the first black high school
teacher/coach. been interviewed

He is a Lt. Colonel, Retired in the U.s. Army, having served using videotapes and
for 27 years in the Army Reserve. He was a race relations
instructor in San Francisco in 1974, 1975 and 1976. these interviews will

Charlie is also a prolific writer, having published two books, be transcribed and
a short story, and having several poems published on the
national level and several articles published on a local level. distributed over the
He has been nominated for the Governor's Art Awards.
Web to interested parties. OPS third and fourth grade students
He currently owns Bryant Products which provides t-shirts
and Stacy Adams Shoes. will plan field trips to expand the number of interviews conducted.

Dr. Phil Cahoy - 1979 is also being inducted into the If you lmow famous Omaha people who should add their story to
Packer Greats Hall of Fame in 1999.
this verbal history, please tell Gary Kastick your suggestions.
Dr. Cahoy, Mr. Bryant, Coach Sparano and Coach Haizlip
will be honored at a banquet on October 7 and at the Day of Apple Computers is providing free software and consultants to
Packers on October 8. Please join us in honoring these ensure the success of this important project. One phase of this
inductees at half-time activities and after the game at project that really appeals to us "old-timers" is the proposed re-
Grover Street Hall. Come out and join the celebration. creation of Brandeis Christmas Windows. Was there anything
(Tickets are printed on the last page of this TOOTER.) more magical as we were growing up than to press our noses
against the glass and behold the wonders within that holiday
Congratulations on your well-deserved selection for the fairyland? More information will be provided in future TOOTERS.
1999 Packer Greats Hall of Fame!
BOARD REPORT
"NOTEBOOKS FOR SCHOOLS" STARTS AT SHS
I am pleased to report on the
The premise is simple - if students and their families have Board's progress since our April
access around-the-clock to a laptop computer, they become TOOTER was delivered to your
comfortable with this technology. Microsoft and Toshiba doorstep. We have held two
are teaming up to bring this program to the students at SHS meetings and welcomed our latest
- the first Midwest school to offer this program - starting addition to the Board of Directors -
this winter. Parents, teachers and students reported Dean Rezac - 1963. We awarded
improved critical thinking skills, increased collaboration $5,500 in scholarship funds,
and heightened creativity during the pilot programs. helped sponsor the Post-Prom
Monthly Family Nights in the SHS computer labs will help party, held a very successful
parents become more familiar with this current technology. bowling tournament, spaghetti
Middle schools will also be incorporated into this program dinner, and golf tournament. We
(directed by SHS computer teacher, Gary Kastrick) in the have planned a dinner honoring
future. SHS's Adopt-A-School Partner, Compuserve, is the 1999 Hall of Fame and Packer Greats inductees, as well as
handling the distribution, rental and insurance of the planning the Night of the Packers celebration, and the Fall
notebook computers for this program. Watch for more Dance. We have also greatly improved the Sports Complex,
information on this exciting new program in future approved future enhancements, approved the brick layout so our
TOOTER issues. memorial can be displayed by next spring, and approved funding
for sports clinics this summer. We had representatives in the
-1- Cinco de Mayo Parade. (Chris Saklar and Paul Kl'acher are
shown CalTying our Alumni Banner in the Parade.) We mailed
membership letters to select alumni and received a fantastic
response. We were very heartened by your support. Please let
us hear from you. Your suggestions regarding future activities
and how to include more alumni into our Alumni Association
membership and activities will be greatly appreciated.

By the way, SHS's
website should have
been listed as
www.ops.org/south.
Check out the website
for news from your
classmates.

Respectfully
submitted,
Judi Limas, Secretary

1+--+---- 2" The unique thrill of walking across the stage to embrace two
young ladies, Joy Michelle Lang and Jessica Ann
.-,, Patterson, goes beyond what words can describe. Investing
in the lives of others gives true joy and significance.
,
The Cheryl Sparano Wild Scholarship Program
represents a $28,000 donation to South High for leading
students attending UNO. Joy and Jessica each have four-
year full tuition scholarships. Previously a two-year
scholarship for Graduate School was awarded to another
South High alumni.

A heartwarming note is that the family of my recently
deceased dear friend, Diane Preister Whitmarsh, awarded
scholarships along with me that night. Giving to others
assures us a living legacy beyond our own limited years.
Won't you join me in malting scholarships an important part
of your annual giving?

H.P. SMITH SPORTS COMPLEX PRESIDENT'S CORNER

This sketch shows the plans for The budget recap below shows that $32,950 is needed to
the brick memorial. Ifyou have fulfill the 1999 mission of your Alumni Association. We were
already ordered, plan to stop by pleased to receive $25,100 from 937 alumni in response to
next summer and talee a picture our spring membership drive; however, we are concerned
ofyour brick! Ifyou would like to about the near $8,000 shortfall. During our October 1999
purchase a brick, please contact Annual BoardlMembership meeting, we must decide where
Dick Gulizia. This pictm'e shows we should cut expenses or how we can raise more money. If
some of the wonderful worlunen you received a membership letter and envelope, but have
responsible for the progress at not yet returned yours, please do so as soon as possible.
the Complex. Thank you to
everyone for your ongoing help SHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 1999 BUDGET RECAP
on this important project.
TOOTER (2 mailings) $10,000
CHERYL SPARANO WILD SCHOLARSHIP CHALLENGE
Membership mailing 5,000
By Cheryl Sparano Wild
Scholarships (6) 5,500
As an aging baby boomer that is on the cusp of the
half-century mark, youthful memories remain the Teacher Grants 2,000
most vivid. My dad, former South High Coach Mickey
Sparano, instilled a love for SHS long before I entered After Prom Party Sponsorship 1,000
the doors in 1965. One of the lessons he taught me
didn't involve words, only actions. I remember it was Printing for Upcoming Programs (Spaghetti
late into the night and he was sewing up worn seams
in athletic wear under the dim light of a Singer sewing DinnerlDancelBowlinglDay of the Packers) 350
machine bulb. He cared about his young athletes
enough to invest his time so they could have the Advertising (Year Book and Others) 300
chance to play ball without the pressure of buying equipment they couldn't
afford. With this simple act and a thousand others, he taught me the Alumni Association's E-Mail 250
importance of investing in others.
Day of the PackerslHall of Fame Dinner - 2,000
Many Americans have a deep-seated conviction that their success will
be better assured if they help others succeed. It is my hope that this Administrative Assistant Salary 6,000
philosophy remains deeply rooted in my generation and the
generations to follow. It is this belief and my love for my two alma Packer Greats Plaques 250
maters, SHS and UNO, that led me to initiate the Cheryl Sparano
Wild Scholarship Program. This program was kicked offwith two Golf Tournament Donations (shirts, caps) 150
awards at the Senior Honors and Awards Program on May 10, 1999.
Licenses (Two liquor and one postage meter) 150
The theme of this special night for special students focused on
the poignant words of Martin Luther King, Jr. whose most $32.950
persistent and urgent question was: ''What are you doing for
others?" Shouldn't we begin to help others from our very roots - S"S NEBIJASK~HAB.lTAT.PA~D~rirNEED$ VO~U"rE~PS'}';
our own high school alma mater - by being a supportive alumni? i H~~;;6tihe;~ f>~ the;s~h()~1 ~8i s~e )he< wond~rf~l
•..•. 'I?egippipf3' ?f/ ~.•.. JoyelY;;l~3.: ,x: ·\~9' \h~pitat, ga~~~J?? ?t

. VolunteeEs are '- needed to .. pla.ptj \.~eed, .•• and maintain \
' tGhuisli"z(>iaa.~i~fs.y·o.qu?:cp~t~dfytvDo~t·e?{13lu~~y~tYiir.Lu(e)~9r.a.m?'- .a~tlerSiaH:ls~.oto:rw..Jo~uicld~ -.
Hketo ,he.lp fUIl,sI ~ll:is pr?je.ct. ..., ",

NOMINATIONS NEEDED

For the "2000 Hall of Fame" - send nominations to Jim Eisenhardt -
SHS - 4519 S. 24 Street - Omaha, NE 68107

For the "2000 Packer Greats Award" - send nominations to Dick
Gulizia - 440 South 119 St. - Omaha, NE 68154

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ANDTHE Mer e d i t h Nicole Laurence
Gilbert Peterson - Woodruff -
ALUMNI $1,000 SHS $1,000 South $1,000 Dave
Omaha Youth Powell Industrial
SCHOLARSHIP iss~c~t:~n n ~ Development Technology -
Association - futw'e Iowa
WINNERS future physical future biology State University
ARE therapy major major at UNO. attendee.
at UNL.
Kimberly Jeff Clark-
Jeremy Sczepaniak- Bunz - $1,000 $500 Joyce
$1,000 Fern Watanabe Fern Watanabe Christiansen -
Fine Arts /Drama - Business - attending
attending Cornell attending UNO Crown College
College with a double majoring in where he will
major: Musical Architecture. study World
Theater and Missions.
Communications.

Con8ratulations to these alumni scholarship winners.

These six are a sample of lhe 6116 sludenls who won $1.5 million in scholarships/granls lhis year. There were lwo Kiewil winners receiving full luition
scholarships oul of lhe 258 senior'S in lhe Class of 1999! Whal an oulslanding class!

OTHERS HONORED Lucritia Sayles Laurence Woodruff -
- winner of 1999
Kristi Briggs and Scholarship from Outstanding Student
Melissa Neneman - Concerned and
Kiewit Foundation Caring Scholars (photo above).
Winners. Educators.
Kim Bunz - 3rd Place
Con8ratulaUons to each ofyou! Medal for her achievements
at the 1999 All-Metro DECA
Districts (photo above).

MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN THE BAND WON

TO DATE For the fu'st time in the history of the school,
the SHS band and the Jazz Ensemble won
It is interesting to note the statistics regarding our membership Superior Ratings at the District Music
campaign which helps fund the Alumni Association numerous Contest this spring. Congratulations to Mark
activities. We have 2,143 paid memberships to date, with a Miller and his players and musicians.
pattern of classes as follows:

1900 to 1935 - 166; 1935 to 1940 - 286; 1941 to 1950 - 560; 1951 HELP WITH POSTAGE COST PLEASE
to 1960 - 452; 1961 to 1970 - 450; 1971 to 1980 - 171; 1981 to
1999 - 58. 1942 is the class which has donated the most money Your TOOTER is published two times each year-March and
to help the Alumni Association, and 1961 has the largest September. If you have two homes, please ask the Post Office
number of Alumni Association members. Congratulations to hold your fu'st class mail for your return. If you have two
Classes of 1942 and 1961. We issue a challenge to the decades addresses, please tell the Alumni Association which address we
from 1981 to 1999 to join the bandwagon and help us meet the should maintain on our mailing list. Since we mail more than
needs of your school. Check out the membership application on 18,000 copies, we cannot keep both addresses in our system and
the next to last page of this TOOTER, fill it out and mail it with sort them each mailing. PLEASE NOTIFY US! Thank you in
your check today. THANKS TO ALL MEMBERS FOR advance for your help.
YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT! We couldn't do it with you!
AWONDERFUL GIFT FOR YOUR SHS STUDENT
SCHOOL UPDATE
Parents ofSHS students, buy your son or daughter a lasting gift
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Lomax, the SHS Media Center that will be enjoyed for years-a Lifetime Membership in the
Specialist, is seeking volunteers to help with the Alumni SHS Alumni Association.
Archives at SHS. If interested, please contact Dr. Richard
Gulizia at 330-3954. RETURN YOUR MEMBERSHIP ENVELOPE

The SHS Alumni Association congratulates the following staff If you haven't retw"Iled yow' membership form and envelope
members who are retiring: Richard Beran, James Faiman, mailed to you earlier, NOW is the time to do so. Thank you so
Byron (Bud) Fast, Gal')' Gonzales, Lawrence Masters, much!
Albert Pribramsky, Charles Rush and Barbara Smith.
Congratulations and enjoy your retirement!

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CLASS OF 1989 • 10 YEAR BOWLING SUCCESS
REUNION
Congratulations to the winners of the 1999 SHS Alumni
A great time was had by all at the Class of 1989s 10-year Association Bowling Shoot-Out held March 20, 1999 at
reunion on June 4 and 5, 1999. On Friday night, Muldoon's Leopard Lanes. Individual men's game winners were Tom
Pub's party room was packed with grads and guests, as well Shimek - 278, Ray Tourek - 265, Dale Swir zek - 257.
as a few grads from 1988 and 1990. Many grads brought Series men's game winners were Tom Shimek - 686. Forest
their children to the Saturday morning tour of SHS. Dalton - 678, Joe Cerra - 672, Toby Martinez - 660, Dale
Saturday afternoon and evening included volleyball, Swirzek - 655, Art Klaushie - 651, Jim Wilson - 648.
horseshoes, reminiscing, eating, drinking and dancing until Individual women's game winners were Ida Baratta - 222,
midnight at Progressive Park. The reunion committee - Dawn Abboud - 227, and Dawn Aboud - 219. . Series
Steve Andersen, Jay Calek, Michelle Hrubsky, Ken women's winners were Dawn Abboud - 630, Shar on Par ker
Koop, Tara Miller Donohue, Tina Minino, Jenny Rezac - 597, Juanita Hirsch - 590 and Ida Baratta - 585. 240
and Mike Roman ask all their classmates to save June 2004 bowlers in two sessions helped raise scholarship funds for the
for the next big bash! SHS Alumni Association and that makes all the players
winners! In addition to the prize money awarded to winners,
SHS CLASS REUNION INFO 2000 $540 was randomly awarded for spares, strikes, splits, etc.
Thanks to all who participated in this fun annual event. A
CLASS OF 1950 REUNION - Mark your calendars NOW for special thanks to Steve Cavlovic, Tony Palma, Chris Saldar,
June 2, 3 and 4, 2000. If you have a new address or if you Kate Dosenovich, Jason Calek, Dick Jensen and Frank Palma
know of other classmates who have moved, send information for their planning and organization of this fun event. Frank
to SHS Reunion .- Box 430-Boys Town, NE 68010 or call deserves an extra pat on the back for his hospitality in
402/330-4347 or 8001721-4347. allowing us to use Leopard Lanes. Thanks to all who took
part - see you again on March 25,2000.

CLASS OF 1960 REUNION - Next year, the SHS Class of
1960 will be celebrating its 40th Reunion on Friday, August
18th and Saturday, August 19th, 2000 with a casual Friday
evening barbecue at Zupan's Hill Haven (formerly Vey's Hill
Haven), a tour of South High on Saturday morning, and a
buffet dinner and dance on Saturday evening at South
Omaha Sokol Hall.

1999 SPAGHETTI DINNER
HUGE SUCCESS

A r ecor d -settin g cr ow d of more than 900 P a ckers

and friends w ere served at our a nnual spagh etti

dinner on M a r ch 20 , 1999 at Sokol H a ll Sou th

Omaha. A special thank s to the following

workers: Bev Riha - 1964, Vic Riha - 1961,
Julie Diehm - 1966, Jackie Dower ~ 1961,

Paul Kracher - 1961 and daugh ter Tammi,

Evelyn Winter - 1972, Dean Winther, Jan

Gilbert - 1970, Mik e Gilbert - 1970, Dean

Rezac - 1963, Candy Rezac - 1963, John

Lynch - 1956, Dick Gulizia - 1961, Sue

Smith, Rudy Tesar - 1960, John Krayneski -

1961, Bev Krayn eski - 1962, Jeanie Porterfield - 1960, Jerry Porterfield, Judi Limas - 1961,

Jane t Katz - 1961, Ellen Leonard - 1961, Ed Diehm - 1965, Steve Andersen - 1989, Carol Kozicki

- 19 71, Joe Kozicki - 1998, Kathy Roy - 1968, Tom Roy - 1962, Rita Shadden - 1974, Donna

Cardella - 1967, Karen Wilson - 1961, Mitzi O'Donnell - 1970, Kelly Tuller- 1974, Jim Leonard-

19 61, D o nna Du Ree - 1961, Larry Pavel, Mrs. Alice Kubovy - 1934 and Mrs. Georgina Kisco an -

1933. Wi thout the dedica tion of these individuals , this ver y s u ccessful dinner would not be possible .

Picture shows s p agh etti dinner workers enjoying Vic a nd Be:v Riha's hospitality at the a ppreciation picnic

t heyhoste d t his summer . .

Due to the unexp ected, but very welcome, number of attendees, we apologize for the wait in line, and

th.ank you for y our pat ience. For your infor mation; the Alumni Association donated $200 to the
cheerleader s and wr estlers who h elped with t he dinner. We thank all of the workers and all Packer s and
friends w ho attended this year 's dinner. Ple a se w atch for information regarding the March 25, 2000
spaghetti dinner at Sokol Hall South Omaha in your next TOOTER.

-I

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IN MEMORIAL 1938 - Gene Charles Stillmock died

June 23, 1997.

1938 - Betty Zezulak Wemmer of

Los Angeles, CA.

1938 - Clayton Wemmer of Los

1934 - Josephine Greco Robino of Angeles, CA died 1996. .

San Francisco, CA. 1938 - Ruth Williamson Young dIed

1934 - John Earl Bloemer of Palm November 4, 1996.

Desert CA died March 11, 1999. 1939 - William Bazis of Omaha died

1935 -'Ardyth Gehrnar Burdorf of Spring 1999 of leukemia. He was a

Mountain View, CA died May 4, 1995. member of Disabled American

1935 - Robert Brown of Omaha died Veterans.

May 10, 1989. 1939 - Dominic Cosentino of Omaha

1935 - Oldrich Cisar of Highland, died December 1998 of renal failure.

Indiana died December 28, 1998. He was a dance bandleader, watch and

1935 - Waldorf "Wally" Hall of San clock repairman, postal service worker

Juan Capistrano, CA died 1991. and community activist.

1935 - Leo Matras of Omaha died 1939 - Mary Drapalik Horsak of

June 2, 1992. Papillion.

1935 - William Hamilton of Pierce, 1939 - Henry Konicek of Omaha

1923 - Marie Leach Samardick of NE died December 25, 1996. died 1993 of heart attack.

Washington, D.C . died June 27, 1999 1935 - Harold Smith of Uehling, NE 1939 - Otto May, Jr., of Omaha died

at the age of 94. died Thanksgiving weekend 1998. 1996.

1925 - Blanche Greiner, a life-long 1936 - Michael Krizanac of Omaha 1939 - Dorothy FedI' Swaney of

resident of South Omaha, died died 1998. Lincoln.

May 23, 1999 . 1936 - Nolar Taylor of Omaha died 1940 - June Kasner Ihnen of

1930 - Joe Hladik of Omaha dIed April 17, 1998. Arlington, NE died October 1991. She

February 15, 1998, one day after his 1937 - John Burdish of Sun City was married 50 years and was very

87th birthday. He was a member of Center, FL died February 20, 1999 active with her class reunion

Oldtimers Baseball Association . from a heart attack. committee.

1931 - Catherine Kansler Heck of 1937 - Bernard Carlin of Omaha. 1940 - Eugene Mockelstrom of

Omaha died February 8, 1995. 1937 - Lois Rissi Getzschman of Indianapolis, IN died March 1999.

1931 - Phillip Naple of Omaha. Omaha died February 7, 1998 from 1941 - Hartwell McGuinn of

1931 - Gertrude Poppino of Omaha cancer. Weaton, IL died June 9, 1998.

died June 5, 1999. She was a life-long 1937 - Agnes Melichar Leverington 1941 - Gerald Steil of Syracuse, NE

teacher and educational volunteer. of Novato, CA died August 25, 1995.. died March 30, 1998.

1931 - J. W. Scholtes of Overland 1937 - Vernon Lloyd of Omaha dIed 1941 - Byrle Whitney of Covina, CA

Park, Kansas. August 10, 1990. died January 15, 1999. His daugh ters

1931 - George Soukop of Omaha. 1937 - Dorothy Marie Jindra are very interested in any memories of

1931 - Durwood Ulfers of Omaha. Raywich of Omaha died spring 1999. their father. Please send any

1932 Christina Hernandez 1938 - Eugene Beister of Omaha died information about him to Mary Lou

Barraza of Omaha died March 1999. April 18, 1998. . Whitney, 537 West Puente, #4, Covina,

1932 - Francis Pleiss of Omaha died 1938 - Amelia Ranallo Crane dIed CA 91722.

January 7, 1998. He was a 36-year October 23, 1997. 1942 - Edward Pavoucek of Bellevue,

employee of Union Pacific Railroad. 1938 - Evelyn Barry Cuka of NE died January 13, 1997. Ed served

1933 - Herman Brooker of Omaha Wagner, SD died J une 1986. in the U.S. Army Infantry during World

died Oct 19, 1998. 1938 - Betty Jo Hoke Culek of Crete, War II and received the Purple Heart

1933 - David Goldware of Riverside, NE died May 1998 from cancer. and other medals. In 1945, he manied

CA died July 20,1998. 1938 - Bernard George Cusart died Bea Broz Pavoucek (class of 42) in

1933 - Molly Jaracek Graham of 1997. Omaha, Nebraska. These "life

Omaha died March 2, 1999. 1938 - Lucy Artherton Dahl of Red partners" worked side-by-side in all

1933 - Hugh Ed Hamilton of Pierce, Oak, IA died March 15, 1999. She was aspects and endeavors. They lived in

NE. an 18-year employee of Farmers Bellevue, NE. Ed lettered in football,

1933 - Josephine Kieltyka Mundt of Saving Bank of Shelby, lA. track, and wrestling. He was very

Omaha died December 1998. She 1938 - Joseph Horsak of Papillion. instrumental in working with the first

owned Short Stop Restaurant for more 1938 - Esther Kiscoan Krizanac of ROTC program when it was introduced

than 34 years. Omaha died 1986. at SHS. Ed was employed by Western

1933 - Mary "Marie" Cerovski 1938 • Alice Farrow Nelson died Paper Company as a printing

Pelnar of Omaha died March 24,1999. November 16, 1996. machinery representative and came to

She retired from Phillips Dept. Store 1938 - Barbara Rice Nuckalls of the rescue on a number of occasions

and was a volunteer member of Elkhorn, NE died July 1997. when SHS's Plint Shop needed help.

Corrigan Senior Center. 1938 - Joseph Edmund Pleiss died He also lent his expertise to many

1933 - Char les Vesely of Universal January 29, 1998. young adults on various I~dian

City, Texas died March 20, 1999 from 1938 - Regina Nemetz Smith of Reservations who were enrolled In the

cancer. Knoxville, TN died 1994. Graphic Arts Industry. Ed was past

1933 - William Vondrak of Omaha 1938 Charlotte Swanson president of the Omaha Club of

died 1996. Stillmock. Printing House Craftsmen and

1933 - Charles White of Cedar Creek, NE. amongst those instrumental In

establishing the awards program for 1949 - William Push of Fort Calhoun, NE. 1965 - Michael Churchich of Omaha
died April 1999. He was a Professional
high school students studying and 1950 - Shirley Eyman Prusha of Mechanical Engineer and Associate for
ALVINE and Associates.
learning the print trade. Bellevue, NE died spring of 1999. 1966 - Judy Hooker Engelhart of
Plattsmouth, NE died March 8, 1999 from
1942 - George Sterba ofIone, WA died 1950 - Frank Carl Rydl of Minatare, cancer.
1967 - Walter Patrick Kelly of
June 7,1994. NE died October 19, 1997. Scribner, NE.

1943 Gregory Blankman of 1951 - Donna Abboud Born. 1967 - Sharon Carroll
Swisher of Ormond
Bellevue, NE died April 17, 1999. 1951- James Donovan of Omaha died Beach, FL died March
20, 1998. She was the
1943 - Ted Halski of Omaha died June 13, 1981. principal's secretary
whose caring ways and
December 20, 1995. 1951 - Mary Martha Roza Matcha of upbeat personality
made her "the heart of
1943 - Maxine Christensen Leslie of Springfield, MO died 1992. Seabreeze High School,"
She died suddenly of
Council Bluffs, IA. 1954 - John F. Zeleny of Omaha died heart related problems. "She served as a
role model, an unconditional supporter, a
1943 - Walter O'Neill of Omaha, NE June 1999 at the age of 63. He was a friend and as a proud mother to each
student, parent, teacher and
died December 1998. Retired Fire Captain, OFD. Survived administrator at Seabreeze High School,"
said Julie Brenner, president of the senior
1944 - Ernest Barta of Lincoln, NE. by wife, Rita and children, Jane, class for which Sharon was the sponsor.
She could always "turn any frown into a
1944 Robert Felthauser of Joseph, Richard, John and Christopher. smile and make anyone's day just a little
bit brighter," said Brenner, who will
Bennington, NE died July 21, 1998 1955 - Anthony Abboud of Omaha. remember Sharon "as an ebullient woman
with an appreciation for life and love for
from cancer. 1955 - Alvin Podjenski of Omaha died the living." This was taken from Ormond
Beach newspaper. The following poem
1944 - William Feeney of Omaha died July 19, 1998 from cancer. shows the deep love of her students.

June 23, 1999. 1955- Patricia Halac Stark of Omaha "A Tribute to Sharon Swisher
We met her when we came to Seabreeze first
1944 - Edward Kresl of Omaha died died October 10, 1998 from Lupus. thing our fi.·eshman fall. We'd recognize her
cheerful voice from way down the office hall.
October 24, 1998. 1957 - Gary L Plambeck of Omaha died "Good Morning, Mr. Kirton's office" she'd
energetically say. We'd never know if she
1944 - Joanna Kasomenas Lowery of July 1999. He was 59 years old and is felt bad, or she'd had a crummy day. She
never met a stranger. She never lost her
Merrillville, IN. survived by wife, Linda. He retired from smile. With bright eyes wide and happy,
she'd speak of a precious grandchild. She
1944 - Subby Mangiameli of Omaha. Clougherty Packing Co., after 32 years. shared our ups, and shared our downs. She
would always lend an ear to thousands upon
1944 - Tony Mills of Elkhorn, NE. 1957 - James "Hoss" Hospodka of thousands of us from year to year. And she
remembered all our names. She loved us
1944 - Melvin Swanda of Bellevue, NE. Omaha died February 1999 from one and all. She'd always find more space to
put our pictures on her wall. So now we all
1944 - Jerry Tesnohlidek of Bellevue, cancer. He was a veteran. feel lost and sad, and try hard not to cry. We
feel we didn't get a chance to tell our friend
NE died April 22,1990. 1958 - Douglas Potter of Omaha. He "good-bye." We'd have told her what she
meant to us, and how she touched our lives,
1944 - Elizabeth "Bette" Lorkovic was a charter member of SHSAA. and how we Imow she was wonderful as
parent, friend and wife. But our
Tourek. 1958 - James Dolezal of Omaha. relationship was different, she was like our
second mother, and we are all now realizing
1945 - Dolores Citta Barker of 1959 - Donna Anderson Friis of there will never be another. We hope she
lmew we loved her, that we'll miss her
Neligh, NE. Omaha died October 14, 1993. smiling face but we are sure that her being
there will make heaven a nicer place. We'll
1945 - Laurence Dunham ofAlba, NE 1959 - Carolyn Kay Ward Prugger. cherish our memories of her though we'll
forget some of the rest. She made Seabreeze
died September 24, 1993. 1959 - Robert Riley of Omaha died fall High School brighter. Mrs. Swisher, you
were the best. We love you. Anonymous"
1946 - Caramae Toner Clifton of 1998.

Omaha died 1996. 1959 - Gerald White of Baltimore, MD

1946 - Garth Kolle of Omaha died died December 1991.

December 18, 1998. He was a U.S. 1959 - James Wintle of Omaha died

Marine Corps veteran and a 30-year December 29, 1998 from lung cancer.

employee of BNSF Railroad. He was a Chief Deputy Sheriff in

1947 - Henry Bartling of Omaha died Douglas County for 31 years.

March 6, 1999. 1960 - Peachie DeHaven Abelein of

1947 - Edward Huntley of Fort Tennessee died 1992.

Calhoun, NE. 1960 - James Brown of Omaha died

1947 - Ross Kolle of Crawford, CO died March 1996 of cardiac arrest.

January 3, 1999 just days after his 1960 - Gary Combs.

brother Garth 1946 died. 1960 - Frances Alvira Lippold.

1947 - Leonard Kraniewski of Omaha 1960 - Lois Rehling Camden Sestito

died January 1990. of Omaha.

1947 - Arthur Kroll of Independence, 1960 - Patricia Dukes Wisinski.

MO died June 18, 1999 from cancer. 1961 - Joan Londay Bosiljevac of

1948 - Warren Oscar Graham of Omaha.

Memphis, TN died February 14, 1999 1962 - Larry Loncke

after suffering 3 years from Lou of Bellevue, NE died

Gehrig's Disease. He served 20 years in January 1999 of a

the U.S. Navy. heart related

1948 - Edward Grzebielski of Omaha ailment. He was a

died 1987. 35-year employee of

1948 - Robert Hrabovsky of Omaha Norwest Bank most

died May 22,1999. currently as Vice

1948 - Irene Jankovich Winnicki of President of the

Omaha died 1990. Trust Department.

1949 - Joan Buqo Ferrara of Omaha 1962 - Patrick McPherson of Omaha
died March 8, 1999.
died February 1999. 1963 - Robert Majorek of Omaha died
March 1999.
1949 - Rose Overfelt Heavey of

Omaha died March 21,1994.

1949 - Georgia Lee Monasmith of

Omaha.

1968 Diane MEMORIALS OUTSTANDING
TEACHERS
Preister Whitmarsh Memorials were given in honor and
memory of:
was a personal fitness
Pauline Schlichtig Kiggins 1934
trainer who made · from Ruth Wemmer Miller 1935. Carole DeBuse - Art
Frank Dragoun 1939 of Alamogordo,
plenty of time in her NM from sister, Bess Dragoun 1934. Teacher - was named
Mr. Gradovil from Pamela Dutton 1983.
busy schedule to help Lucy Artherton Dahl 1938 of Red one of the Buffett
Oak, IA from Delilah Conrad
others. Diane, age 48 Apperson 1936. Foundation
Darryl Couch 1948 from Donna
was a victim of a traffic Couch Hough 1950. Outstanding Teacher
Doris Couch Wozny 1956 from
accident at 108th Donna Couch Hough 1950. Award winners this
Lois Bertolini Schaetzle 1952 from
and J Streets. She classmate Martha Moore Mayer 1952. year, receiving
Sharon Marcelino Timmins 1957
previously had requested that her organs from her daughter, Sharon Timmins $10,000. She has been a teacher for 32
Shanahan 1977 in honor of all her
be donated if possible when she died and mother did for her class. years, with OPS for 21 years, and at

family members honored her request. GOLF COURSE RENAMEDAFTER SHS for 19 years. She is from Chicago
JOHNNY GOODMAN · CLASS OF1928
Diane was fatally injured when her car and has a BA and an MA from Southern
The Omaha City Council renamed
was struck broadside by a delivery truck Applewood Golf Course after Johnny Illinois University. Congratulations!
Goodman, a SHS graduate, who grew
crossing the intersection. She worked at up poor and became a champion in
what was a rich man's game. The
Prairie Life Center and on her own, and course will become Johnny Goodman James W. Eisenhardt won one of eight
Golf Course at the start of next year.
may have been driving to or from work. Ritonya-Buscher-Poehling 1999
Advocates of renaming the golf course
She was active for many years in the called Goodman an inspiration whose Scholarship Grants.
heroics were the stuff about which movies
Millard Lioness Club, which helps the are made. Jack Atkins of LaVista told the
Council that he helped Walter J. Curtis
visually impaired. She taught exercises to with some research for Curtis' 1997 book,
"Johnny Goodman - The Last Amateur
the elderly at Millard Manor and helped Golfer to Win the U.S. Open." Atkins told
the council that using Goodman's name is
SHS students through her participation good for Omaha. "And I think, gentlemen,
the decision is just the right thing to do," he
in the SHS Alumni Association. Diane said. Council President Paul Koneck . ~l~~se . send y,~ na.;me, addi:.~§~ a.nd
proposed the name change, and it flew t~!epfdn(3 n~.MlJ.yt chlVlg~~};.~~ '....
loved country line dancing and performed through the Council with little discussion. ···· well .<:is natu¢¥ ap.d ,adaress~§ ?of.
. ftiends, familx and c1assPlate~.• /
with the Country Kickers group. She also Goodman, who grew up in south Omaha, wpoare notctll'l:ently receivirig
was one of 13 children. His father left the
enjoyed being outside, working in her family, and Goodman's mother died when t~~ Alumni T.09TER.. Plea~~
he was a boy. Goodman was so poor that
garden and going horseback riding. A early in his career, people had to give him ) iricl~de cl~ss . ~~llr and. mlliql(n "0
golf clothing so he could play in
memorial fund honoring her was toumaments. He rode in a railway cattle i; n~e whel:~.. llRI>lic~1;>le. .. ~~.:p,eed
x t!lis:. inforfnation.}okeep opt; ~ata
established at Norwest Banle Some of the car to reach the u.s.Amateur toumament
b~seupda:ted . , Send chang(:lsand .
proceeds will go to scholarships for SHS in Pebble Beach, CA in 1929. He upset the news items tQDick Gulizia > •.'
great Bobby Jones in match play at that
students. (Excerpts from an article in the
toumament. Besides the U.s. Open,
Omaha World-Herald.)
Goodman won a national amateur title in
1971 - LaDonna Lorence Bow hay of 1937 and numerous local and state titles.
He also competed on the national Walker
Bellevue died in mid-January 1999 Cup team in 1934.

from a heart attack. 1925 Alice Nystr om Wiberg of
Gehring , NE sent her annual $20
1974 - Frank Ratay of Omaha died membership in with a note stating that
it had been 75 years in June since she
December 17, 1998 from a sudden graduated from SHS. What changes
have been made! Thanks Mrs. Wiberg
massive heart attack. for your continued support and we're
glad you are still enjoying the TOOTER.
1975 - James Arrick of Omaha died

October 1996.

1975 - Rod Shere of Omaha died 1993.

1982 - Tim Nowak of Omaha died 1996

as the result of a car accident.

We lmow the following deceased attended 1928 Ray Kopke of Phoenix, AZ. We
South High, but we do not lmow the year: would like to thank Ray for his
memories of SHS in the 1920s and his
Vincent Jarosik of Omaha /aied spring hand drawing of Elmwood golf course
1999 of a sudden heart attack. After about 1925. Ray was an employee of
serving in the Navy, he was an Omaha Missouri Pacific Railroad and the Texas
fireman for 35 years having retired as a and Pacific Railway (MP-TP) for over
fire captain. 46 years and was known throughout
Emily Cyronek Mit chell of Omaha his area as "Mr. Transportation." We
died June 1, 1999 from cancer. will put all his rememberances in the
archives. Thanks, Ray!

1935 John F.

Nownes was featw'ed

in an Omaha World-

Herald article about

aging well with a

healthy attitude.

John and his wife,

Naomi - also Class

of 1935 have been

married for 63 years

and have four sons. Congratulations!

1935 - SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL CLASS Happy Hollow Country Club to caddie. information and music on audio tape
OF 1935 ALUMNI COMMITTEE He never took a formal lesson, but from his Regina floor model, coin
MEETING by John F. Nownes, Sr. The learned how to swing by imitating the operated .05 cent Turn of the Century
1935 Alumni Committee had lunch at better players. One ofthese players was Music Box. We are really enjoying the
the Bohemian Cafe, Friday June 18, a caddie a few years older, named I1msic. Thanks again Les!
1999. Those present were Evelyn Johnny Goodman. Tomes was supposed
Korisko Bures, Andrew Bernth, Joe to accompany Goodman in 1929 when 1941 - Rose Dvorak Glasshoff of
Riha, Emil "Bud" Gember and wife he hopped a cattle car and stunned Murdock, NE has been married to
Lillian, N. Bruce Irwin and wife Bobby Jones in the first round of the husband, Russell for 55 years as of May
Dorothy and Daughter Pamela, John U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach, but Joe's 10, 1999. They have 4 children and 14
F. Nownes, Naomi Barrett Nownes, father had grounded him and he wasn't grandchildren. Congratulations!
Mildred Mortensen Walsh and about to let Joe ride the rails out there.
Geraldine Kraw. Geraldine joined the Joe and Johnny were great fi-iends and 1942 - Wanda Bailey
group for the first time and she enjoyed couldn't afford to play on real courses, so Goodwin of Green
the lunch as well as visiting with other they would play in the graveyard, Valley, AZ has been
attendees. We feel as we attend these hitting balls at headstones! Joe married to husband,
meetings and review the good old days qualified for three U.S. Amateurs and Nat, for 50 years as of
that we are still enjoying life as we did nine U.S. Senior Amateurs, finishing as March 19, 1999. They
at SHS. However, as time moves on high as second place in 1965. He's have 3 children and 3
such planned luncheons must default played in 45 consecutive State Ams, grandchildren. Wanda's
to more important responsibilities in dating back to 1953, and 26 straight four sisters, all SHS
our lives. Yes, if we are going to Senior Ams since becoming eligible in grads were all attendants at her wedding.
continue to enjoy each day, our stops at 1972. Congratulations on your Many alumni will remember their father,
the doctor's offices are an important marvelous achievements, Mr. Tomes! Chester H. Bailey, who was a teacher at
part of life. Mildred Johnk and South from 1934-1963. Congratulations!
husband Harold could not make this 1937 - June Glidewell Frampton and 1942 - Bonnie Cameron Novak of Las
meeting due to doctors appointments. Mathew Frampton 1937. What do Vegas is doing well, sends greetings to old
Bill Klusmire had the same needs. they say about the "return of a bad friends. It was great to hear from her.
However, John Krajicek was penny?" Here I am-Dr should I say- Thanhs again for your contribution.
privileged to have tickets to the College "Here we are?" June Myrtle Glidewell,
World Series. The baseball fans of the Class of spring 1937, and Mathew R. 1945 - Tom and Joan ,..,..,....-~-----..,
group were hoping that the Series Frampton, Class offall 1937. We enjoy (Baughman) Buras
would end on Thursday so they could the TOOTER even if we don't remember are celebrating their
get a full report on the games on the all of the names. I had to drop out of 50th wedding
following Friday, but that was not to be. SHS after .two years due to family anniversary on October
problems. This was 1934. In June 1936, 8, 1999. They both
The purpose of the meetings are to I returned to SHS and in September, served on SHS's
enjoy the meal and hospitality of the 1937, graduated with a college prep Student Council and
Bohemian Cafe, but also to enjoy the diploma. This all resulted in my meeting have been together ever <==""-JL"--'-~-'-""'-'
company of the attendees once again. many new friends, including June since! Tom attended CU, served in the U.S.
We reviewed and discussed many Glidewell, and the joining of the two Army, and finished his degree at UNO. He
things. We were then reminded that families when we were married August worked for the City of Omaha in Parks &
the Class of 1934 had their 65th 20, 1938. We have enjoyed 60 years of Recreation, City Planning, Public Works
Class Reunion this summer. We had man-iage--less two years I was in the and as Assistant Traffic Engineer. They
better start getting our minds Mrumes 1943-1945. Our four children moved to California in 1968 where Tom
together as to a 65th Class Reunion ru'e all in their fifties and doing well. was Traffic Engineer for the City of Los
next year. Alumni Members of the Bonnie is a LAX school teacher; Mark is Angeles and later for Fountain Valley. He
class of 1935 reading this article can an MD in Rochester; Kim, a CPA here in joined the U.s. Army Corps. of Engineers
be aware of the fact this committee Anahiem, CA, and Janis, a school in LA in 1980, transferred to Omaha and
will be doing our best to promote a teacher/student here in Gru'den Grove. retired in 1995. Joan worked for phone
Class Reunion in the year 2000. They all have children. I have enclosed a companies before retil-ing in 1989. They
check for life membership and the have five children and eight grandchildren.
TOOTER. Thank you so much! Congratulations Tom and Joan!

1937 - Les Criswell 1947 -Arnold Wichita
of Richardson, TX is
of Las Vegas, NV president of Hi-Tech
Oil Blends, Inc., which
writes to tell us an has been nominated
for the International
1935 - Joe Tomes important fact: Business Achievement
Award for 1999.
ranks among President William Arnold started the
company in 1963. Hi-
Montana state's top McKinley's niece, Tech Oil Blends specializes in private
labeling of lubricants for industrial,
players at age 81! Mary McKinley marine, aerospace and transportation
uses. Congratulations!
He learned the Criswell, is his great-

game as a caddie in aunt. He also

Omaha in the enclosed this photo of

1920s, rising at 4 Ferne (Adcox) Criswell and himself at

a.m. each summer the Golden Spike Days in 1935. We

day and hitchhiking want to thank Les for everything he

seven miles to sends us: articles, cartoons, clocks,

1949 Joe education finished at UNL. For myself, readers might get a laugh or two out ofit
I've worked to aid alcoholism and drug or maybe a tear or two. I wrote the first
Stanek is shown dependent individuals recover for over poem for my 1958 classmates and the
thirty years. Like the variety of second for anyone who remembers being
jumping high to individuals I met at SHS, alcoholism is an young in the 50's or 60's especially SHS
equal opportunity disease. It strikes every students. Peace, love and joy to all, Ed."
rescue the class." Thanks for the news. The following two poems were composed
by Ed Hallgren and can be recited or
basketball from 1956 - Frank lli.·ajewski of Walnut Creek, sung to "Thanks for the Memories:"
CA. "Mter graduation, I worked for H.P.
Prep players in Smith Motors Truck Department, 27th and Poem #1
L Street. I married Lorraine Rozmus on "To the South High Class of 1958:
January 1949. March 1, 1960 and moved to California in Thanks for the memory of ballgames in
December 1960. We bought our home in the fall -Doc Kuncel in the hall-The
His heroic efforts 1963 in Walnut Creek, CA. I have worked Gitters and the jitters ofthe military ball
as an auto mechanic and as a State Farm -I thank you so much - Thanks for the
were for naught Insurance Agent. In 1965, I started with memory of Roland and his choir -And his
Sears Roebuck and retired from Sears in sharp attire -For Sheets and Drake and
as SHS lost to 1993. Since then I have been trying to Ruby and their efforts to inspire -I thank
catch up with all the things I put off when you so much
Prep 45 to 31. I was working, such as scuba diving,
bowling (184 average). We also take three Many's the time Krebs would warn us -
1950 - Rev. Robert Giles and Jeanne or four trips a year. Lorraine and I have Many's the time Beck would scorn us -
Barton Giles, Class of 1954 have three sons, ages 39, 37 and 34. We also Their job was to try to reform us -But
moved from South Sioux City, NE to have three granddaughters who we spend that's all right, we turned out bright -
Lincoln. Rev Giles has A.L.8. and is as much time with as possible and we just And thanks for the memory of sock hops
homebound. Jeanne, formerly a speech love to spoil them. Enclosed is a picture of in the gym -When the lights were dim -
language pathologist, has quit work to us cruising 24th St. on Friday night. I'm Street parades and motorcades outside
care for him. Rev. Giles retired as state driving with Joe Staskiewicz, in the the Long and Slim -I thank you so much
clerk of Homestead Presbytery on passenger seat and Bob Prazan left rear. Thanks for the memory of Cletus and the
December 31,1998. They have honored Don't recall who is in right rear. team, - Red Peppers who were a dream -
him with mission awards granted For Jimmy and his Ardyth, who became
yearly in his name. (If you can you name this person please om king and queen - I thank you so
contact Frank at 2625 Olympic Blvd.- much - Forty long years are behind us -
1952 - Gaylord DuRee and Violet Walnut Creek, CA 94595-1510.) Laughter and tears have refined us -
Milenkovich Cunningham, Class of Being Packers has smely defined us -
1953 of Bennington have donated a 1958 - Ed Hallgren of Omaha writes: We're still the best, we stood the test - So.
complete 1949 TOOTER and some "I just want all of you who are involved thanks for the memories-And someday
other 1940s clippings for the archives. with the TOOTER and the other when you're old, and your 50's dreams
(See picture of Joe Stanek, 1949.) committees to lmow that I think you are are cold, - you'll be warmed by love and
Thanks so much. doing a swell job. I have always thought memories that within yom heart you
of my classmates as family. In reality, we hold -Never once forgetting of a time
1952 - Walter Giles of Running Springs, are just one big Packer family and I am that was pme gold - I thank you so much.
CA writes: "I just saw my first copy of the proud to be a member. The older I get,
ALUMNI TOOTER. Enjoyed reading the the prouder I become. It gives us all a Poem #2
stories. The last time I was with anyone sense of belonging to something. In the Thanks for the memory - Of double
from SHS was at a 10-year reunion in play, 'Grease,' one of the characters featmes at the Chief - Weekends all too
1962. The few graduates I know of are mentioned that they would always be brief - The Athletic Bowl -The Bop the
relatives who graduated with me. Mark together and I feel the same way about Stroll - Homework beyond belief - How
Giles, James Giles (now deceased), Thomas us. Somewhere in time, the students, lovely it was - Thanks for the memory -
P. O'Keefe (now M.D.) were all part of the teachers, custodians, cooks, etc., will Of jobs at Phillips Store - The Mandan
class of 52. Another cousin, Robert Giles, always be. We have a bond and we are Park grand tom - Convertibles and
now a retired Presbyterian Minister, has united as one for always. If that sounds drive ins - With the speakers on the
Lou Gehrig Disease. My sister, Marilyn corny then so be it. And, we need more door - How lovely it was - Duck tails and
Giles, would have been class of 1954, but corn. We have gotten too sophisticated. crew cuts abounded - An excuse for no
the family moved to Arkansas before she One thing aging gives you is the right to belt was unfounded - Sad puppy love
graduated. I was part of the group that be sentimental if you want to be. hearts soon rebounded - And as for
came to SHS from Ralston everyday. Anyway, I am sending you some material grades my memory fades - And thanks
Ralston didn't have a high school then. We I hope you can use for the TOOTER. The for the memory - Of Eads and Milford
took the bus to 24th and P Street and too - Friends who needed you - The
walked the rest of the way. That had gone Platters, Fats and Elvis - And his suede
on for years as my mother was another shoes that were blue - How lovely it was
Ralstonite, who graduated from SHS in
about 1928. We lmew ourselves as groups So thanks for the memory - Oflunches that
(or gangs from district areas), the "Q" were cheap - Study halls for sleep -Of being
Street gang from around Holy Ghost reprimanded - And you couldn't make a
Church, Brown Park, the projects, the peep - How lovely it was - Sorenson's ire
D.P.'s (displaced persons from Europe after was a fable - But before him my legs were

w.w. 11). A melting pot of kids striving for

better ways of life. A group of teachers
ready to work with whatever was in front
of them. Memorable teachers lilce Ms.
Eads, the sisters, Alice and Rose Gitter, Dr.
Ed Kuncel, Cornie Collin, his assistant
"Zip," Dean of Men Howard Sorenson,
helped establish a foundation that has
done me well in attaining a college

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unstable - Jean Bressler was cuter than my friends from , high school whose Omaha's vacation needs for over 16
Grable -Zinn was real, he made you feel - friendship and loyalty I truly treasure. years. During her 34 years in the travel
Yes, thanks for the memories - Of Khakis It's impossible to drive through South industry, Mary visited some wonderful
and Head lights - Dreamy summer nights - Omaha without the music to the fight places such as Hawaii, the Caribbean,
For fuzzy dice and poodle skirts -And math song running through my mind. I hope Alaska, Ireland, England, Germany
tests that were frights - If I could just but lots of '59 grads attend our 40th and Italy. She also visited some
go back -I would change some wrongs to reunion. It's always great to see unusual destinations such as
rights -And I thank you so much." Thanks, everyone. Richard, I enjoy the Alumni Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Columbia
Ed, for sharing this with us. TOOTER so much. Being so far away, and Sardinia. However, she has a very
it's really a touch of 'home' every time long list of places she still wants to visit.
1959 - Jelena "Helen" Shuput it arrives. Keep up the good work!" Mary has been happily married to Bob
Fritsch came to the United States Thanks for the kind words and update! Murphy, a professional insurance
from Yugoslavia in 1954 with her consultant, for 12 years. They share a
mother and brother, after a 9-year 1960 John Clay home overlooking a golf course with a
separation from her father. The Smith, Jr. was featured very spoiled dog and cat. Bob and Mary
reunited family settled into their home in a recent Omaha both enjoy golf, traveling and the
in South Omaha and Jelena was World-Herald article company of a lot of really great friends.
registered in school as Helen. Helen during Black Heritage
quickly learned English, attending Month. John received 1961 Charles
Highland Elementary, SHS and masters and doctoral
graduating from Omaha University in degrees from the George Preston Richards of
1963. She joined the U.s. Army in Washington University
1964, serving her adopted country for National Law Center in Washington, D. C. Denver, CO has retired
10 years, during which time she in 1970 and 1977. He was associate
married and bore one son. Now known general counsel and deputy chief of the from the Community
by her birth name, Jelena, she is living cable television bureau for the Federal
in Denver, Colorado, helping refugees Communications Commission. Smith was College of Denver
from war-torn countries settle appointed by President Jimmy Carter to
throughout the Denver area through serve on the Federal Equal Employment where he was a
the Lutheran Refugee Organization. Opportunity Commission from 1978 to
(Submitted by her proud sister, 1983, and was named acting chair from Professor of English
Angeline Shuput Pryich, Class of 1981 to 1982 by President Ronald Reagan.
1974 of Rock Springs, WY.) He has served as a law professor at and taught at the
Howard University since 1982, serving as
1959 - Judith Henggeler Spohr of Dean of the Law School from 1986 to 1988. college for the last 23
Burbank, CA was recently named a He is the author of numerous speeches,
winner of the first annual Platinum articles, papers, publications and books, years. Before moving to Denver,
Apple Award for Excellence in including "Emancipation: The Making of
Education for her exemplary work as a the Black Lawyer, 1984-1944." Professor Richards taught in the
teacher in the Los Angeles City Schools
for the past 36 years. In April, she 1961 - Paul Kracher of Council Omaha Public School system from
received the Cesar Chavez Lifetime Bluffs, IA gets a "Tip of the Hat"
Achievement Award from the Los award for his outstanding volunteer 1966-1974. He graduated from Peru
Angeles Chicano/Latino Education service to the SHSAA. Paul was a
Committee for outstanding dedication founding member of the Association in State College in 1966. Professor
and service to the children of Los 1992, car raffle chairman 1997-98,
Angeles. "After graduating from SHS, Board Member since inception. He has Richards plans to remain in Denver
I attended Kearney State College, now worked at the spaghetti dinner and fall
UNK, graduating in 1963 with degrees dance every year, at the golf after his retirement and is now doing
in education and art. I taught high tournament, 2 years; has been a
school in Columbus, NE for a year and member of the entertainment collages and photography in his spare
then moved to CA to begin what turned committee for 7 years and is the prime
out to be a very long teaching career. I motivator to enlarge the endowment time. Congratulations on your
received an M.S. in Education from Cal fund of the SHSAA. We want to
State Los Angeles in 1976 and another compliment Paul and thank him for his retirement.
in Psychology from Cal State continued support. Paul is a 35-year
Northridge in 1981. I have two grown employee of the Omaha World-Herald . 1963 - Dean Rezac We would like to
sons, one of whom is also a teacher in thank Dean for becoming the newest
Burbank and who was chosen Teacher 1961 - Mary Berry member of the Board of Directors of
of the Year for Los Angeles County. I Murphy of Omaha the SHSAA. Dean has been one of our
look forward to my yearly visits to graduated from UNO. most active volunteers and will be
Omaha and always spend time with After working several instrumental in helping us secure a
years for other travel building for the SHSAA.
agencies, Mary started Congratulations Dean. Roll up your
her own company- sleeves and welcome aboard!
Berry World Travel
located at 117th and 1963 - Stan
West Dodge Road and has been serving Maliszewski
is Supervisor of
12 Guidance and
Counseling for
OPS.

1965 - Lynn Thomas Jimerson of Alamo,
TX e-mailed us the following: "Shirley
Sodomek Aken, also 1965 (who I have
known since age 5, when we entered
kindergarten together) has kept me abreast
of what is happening with many of our old
classmates through the years. I recently
vacationed in Omaha to visit family and old
friends, and Shirley gave me a copy of the
TOOTER while I was there. I read your
request for updated information, and I am

sending all my current vital statistics to you 1966 . Carol Underwood Biggs of Santa 1983 . Mary Clark Filkins has had
so that my records can be updated. I am the Maria, CA is a business owner appraising several writings published in the local Fine
Publications Production Manager for the property damage as an independent Lines Journal. One is presented here titled
University of Texas-Pan American Office of appraiser for many insurance companies. Reflection:
University Relations. I am responsible for
all external publications from concept to 1969 . Gary Baker, M.D. of Shawnee "My reflection in the stream - Smiles back
design to delivery to the university in Mission, KS sent in several publications at me - A remembered smile - The
general, its administrative staff and officers, that he has written regarding his specialty mountain tops rejoice - As I reach the peak
its foundation board and alumni association. of plastic reconstructive surgery. Thanks - From the gully below - The path often
I have just completed my fifth year at the for your response to our requests for copies traveled - Is a familiar journey - But new
University, and I truly love being able to help ofprinted articles, Gary. paths ventured - Reach new horizons -
make a difference in the academic lives of More spectacular views - Seen through new
the students. I live in the Rio Grande Valley 1970 . Bobbie Bless and Kathleen eyes - A fresh, clear outlook - Like the pure
of South Texas less than ten miles from the Cullinane Bless Class of 1970 wrote stream - Mirroring my smile - Back at me -
border to Mexico and about 75 miles from thanking the TOOTER staff for all the Reminding me that today - Is but for a
the sunny, sandy beaches of the Gulf of memories brought about by reading it. moment -And tomorrow's sunrise - Beholds
Mexico at South Padre Island off the tip of They responded to their first TOOTER by inner truth I have yet to discover." Copied
Texas. I have the best of both worlds, the sending a 3-year membership. Thanks for
beach (where spring break reigns in March) your kind words and your donation. from Fine Lines. Spring 1997.
in the heat of summer-the citrus, fresh
veggies and balmy breezes throughout your 1977 . Thomas Andahl e-mailed us from Mary's mother is Rosemary Burke Clark,
long, cold, snowy winter. I would love to hear Washington, D.C. with his current address. Class of 1957. Her grandfather graduated
from anyone who wants to reestablish We want to remind all others to notifY us of from SHS, Class of 1928.
contact and "chat" about the intervening any name and address changes, names of
years since graduation. My address is 1217 classmates not getting the TOOTER and 1986 . Jodi Lynn Pesek graduated from
West Irvine Avenue, Alamo, TX 78516, deceased alumni. the University of Nebraska at Omaha on
Phone (956-802-8732). August 15, 1998 with a Master of Music,
1978 . Jim Hartung of Lincoln, NE was Master of Performance. Jodi is presently a
1965 . Scott Knudsen was Omaha's honored recently at the Husker Olympian music teacher in the Omaha Public School
Enterprise Zone Coordinator until July 1999, Alumni Festival. The most ordinary System and also the Harp Instructor for
Scott tried to help people rebuild their occurrences awaken Jim Hartung's most OPS. Currently working on a Masters in
communities. When he returns to the private extraordinary memories. A two-time Administration and Supervision with plans
sector, he plans to continue working in the Olympian and a 22-time All-American for to graduate in the summer of 2000, Jodi is
neighborhoods he tried to serve in his city the Nebraska gymnastics team, Hartung the last of three generations of family
post. ''Part of the (Enterprise Zone) Program has traveled the globe and competed with members who also graduated from SHS.
is to improve the quality of life for people in and against several of the world's top Jodi's parents are Rich and Dolly Pesek,
the community," said Knudsen, 52. "Ifwe can athletes. But despite his many Class of 1959.
do that by working on various homes in the experiences, Hartung, embraces simple
community, that is going to be helpful." conversations with his old teammates, the 1992 . John Novak of Bellevue, NE got
Knudsen was responsible for managing Husker fight song and the smells of the Bob his Bachelor's in 1997 and his Master's in
Omaha's $3 million federal Enterprise Zone Devaney Sports Center. Congratulations to 1998 in Electrical Engineering and
Program, aimed at spurring business Jim and 20 other Husker Olympians and 14 Computer Science from MIT. He is now a
development in north and south Omaha. A former Huskers now playing in the National web developer @Sterling Software.
former builder, he is now president of Micklin Football League who were also honored.
Home Improvement Co., 1702 Cuming CALLING ALL SOUTH HIGH CLASS
Street. Scott and his wife, Sandy Poppino 1979 • Dave Laney of Papillion, NE is a PRESIDENTS
Knudsen - 1964, (both SHSAA Board Technical Consultant for QA Technologies,
Members) recently purchased a new home in working as a consultant at Union Pacific Dear South High Class Presidents:
Omaha. Congratulations to both ofyou! Railroad, presently doing software
development at UP. He is married and has We chose you as our class leaders and
1966 . Julie Riha Diehm and Frank "Ed" two sons.
Diehm Class of 1965 get a ''Tip of the would like to hear from you. Please tell
Hat" Award for their continued dedication 1982 . Rachel Weindorff' Taylor writes
to the Alumni Association through their after graduating I began employment with us a little about yourself and send us
involvement in many activities. Even the United States Postal Service. I am
though Julie and Ed have their own currently a Postmaster in South Haven, your picture. We will feature all who
business (E & J Drywall) to run, they find Kansas. I live on 150 acres right on the
time to serve as members of the border of Kansas/Oklahoma with my respond in future newsletters. We
entertainment committee. They can always husband, Bob, and our 15-year old
be found helping with planning, preparing, daughter, Valerie, who we adopted four realize some class presidents have
decorating, cooking, serving and cleaning years ago. My address is 1536 SAnson Rd,
up at Day of the Packers events, fall dances, Caldwell, KS 67022 or HYPERLINK passed away, but if a relative or friend
and spaghetti dinners. At the last spaghetti mailto: [email protected] I would
dinner, Julie put in a 12-hour day even with LOVE to hear from any of myoId SHS would like to write us, we would stilllilce
a broken arm. She has the will and will classmates. We always enjoy reading the
find a way! They are also involved with SHS Alumni TOOTER. Keep up the good to honor the individual. Please send a
their church, 4-H and in many family work!
activities. Thanks again, Julie and Ed. biographical sketch and picture of

yourself to Dr. Richru'd Gulizia, 440 S.

119th St., Omaha, NE 68154.

Information provided lists the following

SHS Class Presidents starting with

1925. If you have any

corrections/additions, please let us lmow.

1925 (August)Walter Henni Popa; (August) Fern Palmtag 1968 Ted Filipowicz
1926 (January) Chester A.
Kallstrom; (June) Floyed Matthews; 1940 (November) Sam Despotovich; 1969 Bob Mandolfo
(August) Joseph J. Kutilek
1927 (January) Louis McEvoy; (March) Herman Vierregger; (June) 1970 Chuck Svajgl
(June) James Gilbert
1928 (June) Robert Wheeler; (June) Robert Kornemann; (August) 1971 Kurt Sorenson
Dale W.AII
1929 (January) Tom O'Keefe; (June) Bonnie Braymen 1972 Gary Hoffman
Emil Kranda; (August) Angela
Jacoby 1941 (November) Arthur Janssen; 1973 Jim Riha
1930 (January) Roscoe E. Hill;
(June) Glen Cunningham; (August) (March) William Bernhardt; (June) 1974 Darrell Jourdan
Russell J. Blumenthal
1931 (December) Henry Kelpe; Gerald Steil; (August) Walter Stover 1975 Dave McDowell
(March) Raymond Lush; (June)
Edward Gutmann; (August) Ralph 1942 (November) George Slezak; 1976 Donna Heinz
Sherrets
1932 (September) Wayne Hill; (March) Lelo Schroeder; (June) 1977 Ray Barrett
(September) Herbert R. Ratay;
(December) Harold Craig; (March) Walter Sullivan; (August) George 1978 Eva Dukich
John Radil; (June) Mary Ellen
Martin Fenger 1979 Mary Beth Redwine
1933 (November) Dan Tilford;
(March) Stafford Flowers; (June) 1943 (March) William Gerbracht; 1980 Kevin Rosemann
Vincent Christie; (August) Ruth
Tverdik (June) Don McCoid; (August) 1981 Samuel Rabiola
1934 (November) Theodore GaIda;
(March) Michael Loftus; (June) Richard F. Upah 1982 Daniel Casey
Edward Dulacki
1935 (November) John Nownes; 1944 (March) John E. Kawa; (June) 1983 Patricia Grabowski
(March) Harold Ratay; (June)
William Melvard; (August) June Joe Kovarik; (July) Joe Kovarik 1984 Joseph Grabowski
Wilson
1936 (November) Doris Buerkle; 1945 (January) Virgil Hassel; (June) 1985 Susan Mertz
(March) Richard Skovgaard; (June)
James Schiefelbein; (August) Edward Julis 1986 Corey Starks
Edward Hornig
1937 (December) Anton Schneider; 1946 (January) Phyllis Krmpotic; 1987 Maurice Hooks
(March) William Keating; (June)
Robert Cook; (August) Gertrude (May) Harold Elsasser 1988 Sean Grant
Liehr
1938 (March) Dorothy Wilson; 1947 (January) Margaret Long; 1989 Patrick Luger
(June) ' Joseph Strnad (August)
Walter Kratz (May) Kenneth Bruner 1990 Thomas McLaughlin
1939 (November) Lola Anderson;
(March) Eloise Krelle; (June) John 1948 (January) Frank Yeshnowski; 1991 Kecia Christiansen

(June) Donald West 1992 Michael McIntosh

1949 (January) James Fitl; (June) 1993 Tracy Foral

Charles W. Erftmier 1994 Genevive Grant

1950 (January) Clarence L. 1995 Bobbi Jo Andersen

Kirkland; (June) Jeremiah E. Hall 1996 Jason Lathan

1951 (January) Jim Gabriel; (June) 1997 Kanyon Boyd

Richard Higgins 1998 David Weisser

1952 Byron Carlton 1999 Thomas Dickey

1953 Tom Schrack

1954 Jerry Haney

1955 John Imig ,.

1956 Le Roy Hoden ......,UI. ...11. Board Members: ,Dick Gulizia,

1957 Charles Rodgers Sue Smith; JpdiLimas

1958 AI Beavers TypE)setting compliments ofJim Becher, Class of
1959 Dennis Graves
1960 John Clay Smith 1961,Hp-d his crew from Omaha Gn1phics. We '
1961 Richard Clayton
1962 Bob Murphy appreciate the terdfic job they do and this
§:uts~I:1J~ding ., conUibution . to. theAl~mIli
1963 David McMahill .Assoeia~ion. · ,We , cQ.uld •not. <io. ' it .without their
1964 Jim Faiman
1965 Gordon Hauptman able assistanc.e'. Thanks also to Jerry aIld
~eaimie Porterfieldfoi" , their help typing and

1966 Nate Devereaux proofreading this editioIl;

1967 Frank Klusmire

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You're Invited to the... CLASS OF 1953 HOLDS AREUNION WHICH WILL BE LONG
REMEMBERED
ANNUAL
By the Reunion Committee
NIGHTOF ¢
On June 26 and 27, 1998, SHS's class of 1953 held a reunion at
THEPACKE S the D.C. Centre. The buffet was Friday night and a sit-down
prime rib dinner and dance was held Saturday night. The hit of
Sponsored by: the reunion was the brainchild of Joe and Mary Ann Straley
Weinert. They gathered 425 graduation pictures of the class,
South High Alumni Association including 175 from the yearbook, and scanned them into the
computer. (They had never even tumed on a computer before they
began this project two years before the reunion!) They touched
them up to eliminate autographs, etc., and printed them on special
paper which was mailed to each attendee to iron on hislher t- shllt
to be wom to the Friday night event. This tmly brought back
memories of 'The Way We Were." (See pictures to left.)

Besides this great idea for a retum to the past, all attendees
received copies of the old SHS Tooter from September 1952
through May 1953. The original 'Iboters were furnished by
Janet Watkins McCoy and the committee copied and edited
each one and put them into a 64-page booklet keepsalm. An audio
cassette featuring songs, old radio and television programs and
commercials fi:om 1949 to 1953 were played and questions asked with
prizes awarded to those with the best memories. A questionnaire with
20 SHS and South Omaha trivia questions was distributed, and the
grand prize winner was Emmett Smith who correctly guessed half. I
guess our memories are not what they used to be.

After such fun events, what can the committee do for the 50th Reunion
to top this one? We guess you'll have to come to see!

ovemberfest

60lS DANCE

(Everyone Welcome)

Friday, October 8, 1999 Music by the Persuaders

South High Football Game ~. When: Saturday, November 13,1999
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Time: 8:00 p.m.- Midnight
Cost: $10.00 per person
South vs Millard West Where: Mueller Recreation Hall
at Berquist Stadium
Norris Middle School 5716 South 36th Street

2236 South 46th Street ~- Beer, Pop, Hot Dogs and Nacho's will be sold

Alumni Party Sponsored by: South High School Alumni Association

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