A Winning Design 2 Years Later




     This cover of the 1956 Junior Highlights makes the Class of '57 web site because the horse and goal posts was drawn by our class member Barbara (St. Clair) Pickering.  On the back of the Highlights is this acknowledgement, quoted here as printed:

     "Two years ago the Student Council held a contest to choose a junior high school flag.  Barbara St. Clair, who was then a freshman, designed the winning banner which appears for the first time on the cover of The Junior High Lights."


     In case you missed seeing this design when it appeared only 2 years late in 1956, here it is 63 years late.  I wonder if a junior high flag ever fluttered in the breeze.













                    Names for Phillips 3rd Grade Photo


     I asked for help with names of kids in this photo that was recently sent in by Barbara (St. Clair) Pickering.  There's no doubt it's Phillips school and we've grown certain it's from 3rd grade.  Barbara identified only herself but good help was sent in by Jerry Davis (who is in the photo also), Chuck DeLaney, and Betty (Harr) Baxter, while even I (Phil Rinard) think I spotted a couple here and there.  [This month Pat (Blick) Richards and Ralph Daugherty sent in more names, added below.]

     What I'll call a consensus of names is given below the photo.  Where there's only a number (starting on a rows' left with "1") it substitutes for a missing name.

     It's never too late to send in more names of this or any other photo from any grade school.


3rd Grade, Miss Husman (spelling?)

Back Row:  Jim Van Gundy,2, Rita Muchow, Barbara Carter, Jerry Davis, 6,7, Doug Kilgore, 9,Sandra X

2nd Row:  Jaron Leander, Margie Blackburn,3, Kenneth Karr, Paul Day, Marcia Chrisbens, Jessie X, Sandra Hogan, Susan Pasternak, Allene Cox, Barbara St. Clair

Front Row:  Carol Day, Jim Eads, Jackie Walsh, 4,5, Janice Watts, Patty Davis, Larry Shelton, Judy Larson, Marilyn Cash


     Out of a class of 31 we can come up with names of only half?  Do that many move out of town or grow up so different in appearance?  How about in your own classes?




        Just for Fun


     Two items this month, one from the gold old days and then one from even older good old days.


     Creating and preserving images from the 1940s and 1950s seemed high-tech at the time but these days seems cumbersome and sluggish as well as fragile. 

     Will all our digital images and videos (with sound) survive the next 50 years any better that those we took on delicate film so long ago?  Instead of fragile paper prints there are fragile memory sticks and disks subject to electronic and mechanical damage and decay, even obsolescence in a rapidly evolving technical world.

     Ah well, not my problem.