the class of 1934
According to the Table-Rock Steinauer Alumni Association, these are the names of the graduating class members, alphabetized according to maiden name:
Arzella Hassler Koch
the class play
You will see from the front page of the program that the play was at the "zcbj hall." That would be the table rock hall, which was in what we now call the opera house. it was the zcbj hall from about 1920-1960.
the class picture
Thank you to members Tim Nord and Merilee Stehlik for this picture of the Class of 1934. Merilee's mom, Nettie Karas Stehlik is in the picture, 2nd row, on the right. Joe Tomek is pretty recognizable at the very bottom. I don't have the other names yet, but the Class f 1934 had more people than are in the picture. There are 14 students here, and the Alumni Association lists 22.
the class will
Class wills were once very traditional -- and a lot of fun. The names of those listed goes on and on: Members of the Class of 1934 andundergraduates to whom gifts were made: Glenn Binder; Nettie Karas; Gladys Miller; Arley Goodenkauf; Chester Bloom; Arzella Hassler; Mildred Rotmann; James Binder; Charles Norris; Junior Muscheites; Marjorie Horton; Arthur Mertes; Harold Craig; Elsie Fritch; Charles Hastings; Raymond Kinney; Phillip Rabstejnek; Faye Snook; Zethel Phillips; Frank Goodenkauf; Ralph Tucker; Marvin Horton; Elmer Hartman; Joseph Tomek; Helen Vrtiska; Edward Miller; Grace Mary Hnizda; Frank Hartman; Dwight Bonham; Minnie Oelllerich; Bernice Johnson; Frank Hruska; Ronald Boston; Loraine Burow; Edward Oellerich; Marion Bonham; Zelma Kenner; Velma McCourtney; Roy Bindrum; Kenneth Gilbert; Leah Kinney; Thelma Cole; Nina Pattison; Edwin Fritch; Edward Miller. Adults: H. B. Johnson; H. G. Pattison; Miss Seefield; Miss Hudson; Miss Dominey; Mr. Priefert; Mr. Pattison
what did the diploma look like? like this, and with a list of the graduates to one side!
Thank you to Wayne Knippelmeyer for a copy of the diploma of his mother, Gladys Miller Knippelmeyer. The superintendent was H. G. Patterson and the principal was Lottie Hudson. President of the board of education was B. F. Muscheites, and board member Dr. James Plihal also signed it.
And here is Gladys herself, in 1935, out at Goat Hill ("the rocks"). Note the class motto set forth on the graduation certificate. "Climb through the rocks. Be rugged." Looks like she took the motto to heart, high heels and all!
some of the news around town in 1934
The beginning of the end. Frank H. Taylor, editor of the Table Rock Argus for many decades, had a stroke during a trip to Lincoln.