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MarshfieldHigh School,Marshfield,Missouri

September22, Lffi?

Meetthe Pri'ncipal

By Debbie Gallion Amid the hustle and bustle of phone calls, tardy students, and lockers that won't open, it's not always easy to find Marshfield's new high school principal, Mr. George T" Ballard. Mr. Ballard, who is beginning his ninth year here at M.H.S.,was one of our codches for five years and our counselor for the past three. He stated that he enjoyedcounselingvery much, and he is certain that he will be just as happy in his new position as our principal. However, there is a big difference in the two jobs. As Mr. Ballard puts it, "I find it's quite diffeiient froni cor.n' seling in the way you deat with the students' problems." "The teachers have helped

me considerably," stated Mr. Ballard. He then went on to explain that those teachers who are in charge of certain outside activities and activities

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within the school have been most helpful in reminding him of his duties connected with their activities.

As far as drastic changes in the school rules or policies are concerned, Mr. Ballard plans none. However- and let this be a warning, students he commented that there are too many people tardy during i | t. " " . l:f:.'*'&: the day because of trips to ill;jg*reJ:j Et; ': * l:rEi 'lrr..,' Ir'' their lockers, andif this doesn't stop, there',rright" haveto be set times when sfudents can visit iheir lockers. So relax, everybody. The MIKE CRI.IISE transition promises to be a smooth one. By Bob Baldwin Starting right end for the Marshfield Blue Jays this year is Mike Cruise. Mike is a returning senior letterman from last year, Last season when J. C. Jarratt had a sudden appendicitis operation and ( Bette r Kn own A s New Teachers) was out for the rest of the By Marq McNabb ers on the staff, here is a list season, Mike took his starting The 1967-68 school system of them along with their teach- position at center for the remaining games and did a treis well staffed with a capable ing positions. job. This season we faculty. Of the twenty-seven Mr" William Mistler - In- mendous expect a lot of action from can teachersnow employed,tenare dusbial Arts. him on the offensive line, denew. Thesemen and womenare Miss Eleanor Aldrige fensive line, and as a top pass gourg to help you this year to HomeEconomics. get a better education. Their Mrs. Verna Ohler - Publi- receiver. purpose here is not selfish for they spendmany extra hours on their own grading papers Mr. William Moore and talking witft their students. Mr. Robert Triplett This, of course, applies to all cal E. & Health. the teachers. In case you do s,,t$ t r.




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At the starting left halfback position once againis JimHartman. Jim has beenan all-conference hallback for the past two years" He led yards, rushug for the Jays last season and played good defense also. As defensive halfback he has donea wonderful job in backing the line and on pass defense. This was proven in the game against Willow Springs when Jim picked off a Bear pass and ran a thirty-five yard touchdown for the Jays. We can expect a lot of action from Jim in the remainder of the season.

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By Margie Davis With the whopputgnew membership of one-hundred-fifteen members, the Marshfield Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America held its first meeting on September12,withPres(continued on Page 4)


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medial Reading. Mrs. Jimmie Smith - Guidance Counselor. Mrs. Mabel Owen - Special Education. The Blue Jay Chattrer Staff would like to welcome these new teachers to the Marshfield SchoolSystem.


By David Lea The Jays went all the way in Friday night's clash with Bolivar. Jim Harbnan led the TD tally carrying the ball over the goal line twicefor12points. Bob Winslow broke loose in the third quarter for a 51 yard run for a touchdown and then

came back to make the conversion atUempt. Rod Vestal also came into his won as he received a pass from John Brooks to make the total 25. Bolirrar made their scores in the first and third quarters when McBride, their halfback, (continued on page 4)

ReporterPhotogenic Ihe Roving Seniors

By Larry Beckerdite Question: What do you most dislike about high school? Paul Longley - Goolishgreen walls andMrs. Nevergall. Bob Baldwin - Fifth hour strdy hall teacher(Mrs. Nevergall). Duck Davison - I can't wear white Levis. Vic Burchfield - A Spanish flea. Bwene Greer - A two foot Leprechaun that nobody sees but me! Bob Matteson - The brassiness of the teachers(Mrs.Nevergall). Sally Abbott - The water on ttre floor of the girls locker room. Greg Mottesheard- Thedaylight rule. John Morris - Golly! They're cracking downon us. Ronnie Bates - Theteachers. The whole Jack Hilton works. Tom Burchfield - No sophomore burlesque in the gym. Mary Ann Ward - All tle new rules - yat cantt do any-

ttring. Jerry Sharp - Mrs. Nevergalls study hall. The students- Mrs. Nevergall. Mrs. Nevergall - The students. Mr. Paul Ray - Sameas Mrs. Nevergall. Mr. Ballard - The days are too short (which is a lie!). Joan Trupp - People hitting me in the back with chairs in studyhall. Bungler - No light in the Publications tlDing room. -MHS.

Attention 0nes Troubled By: Maggie Do you have problems? No one to talk to? Are you lonely? Do you sometimes feel like the whole world is against you? Well, my friend, there is someone who cares. At last" Maggie has come to your aid. Any shrdent (or teacher) who is





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September 13th and 14ttt marked a big stepping stone in the senior year as every senior made his journey to have his mug. shots taken. pressed and troubled, needs to call upon Maggie for help. You may wonder who or what is a Maggie. Maggie is a public servant. Maggie is your friend. Maggie wants to help you. Now you are probably wondering - "How do I get in touch wit} Maggie?" To re."ins l\4eggie'sservices, simply write down your problem and drop it in the "Tfouble box" which is now available in the study hall. The answer to .your problem will appear in the Chatter. Don't be ashamed. Everyone has problems. If for some reason, our answers fail to bring you happiness, just remember - even Ann Landers makes mistakes. -MHSB eat GR E E N W OOD !

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Equally as important was Monday, September18th, whenthey were shakento reality as theY discovered their true identitY. Preparation for the pictures was somewhattedious andoften frustrating. Perhaps you have your hair done the night before pictures are taken. The next morning, to your surprise, you find that several sprigs of hair stick straight out. What do you do? Panic, of course! Preparation doesn't end at home. It requires much work after arriving at school. After hours in the dressing room, you finally have every hair arranged in place, your draPe is on straight, and your tie has a perfect knot. But just before you go out, you must take one last look in the mirror and most important of all, practice your smile. Finally you've made it under the bright lights. To Please your fan club out front, You do your most dramatic Poses. Click. Click. Click. Click. That's all there was to it until Monday afternoon when new discoveries were made. The diligent preparation paid off and the seniors found themselves to be very photogenic.

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our cheerleadersand pepsquad was the best I have eyer seenor shouldI sayheard. Throughout the game our gals kept up By Debbie Gallion Friday night's gamewith Bol- a steady stream of encourageivar was exciting, stupendous, ment which not only showed and superlative - not only be- that we were proud of our cause our team played a great team, but also spuned our game, but because of the un- players on. paralleled enthusiasm of our Excitement and enthusiasm pep club, cheerleaders, and all were at a high pitch even on other Marshfield supporters! the pep club bus before the The rousirg spirit shownby game. By the time we arrived at Bolivar, the girlswereready for anything. As soon as the game started, it was evident that our team was ready, too. exciting the Throughout game, the cheering section and the team seemed to give each By Margie Davis other energy and drive. We This year the seniors of shouted encouragement to the Marshfield want to welcome boys, and they dW in. At the our four new class members. results of their efforts, we The two new girls are Sheila cheered even more. Austin from El Paso, Texas, Shrdents at our football and Elena Terzi, our foreign games have often been chided exchange student from ltaly. about ttreir lack of schoolspirit. The new boys are Steve MaY- But never have I seen such nard, who hails from Fresno' support for our football team. California, and Ray Riley, for-MHS of Bakersfield, Missouri. merly We hope t}te students of girls Lfio we have three reUrrning to finish here. They lfi.Hrs. a.Te 3s proud of their are PatIi Jameson, Pat Moore-, band as the band is of its new unuorms' and Linda Buttram.

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Are Bandrr All Classes andBlue 0rganized Black By Marcy Frick The first class meetings of the school year were held on September 11 during the third hour. These meetingswere held to elect class officers. Sophomore, junior, and senior presidents and vice presidentswere elected last spring; but the freshmen still had to elect all their officers. Due to a tie, the sophomoresfailed to elect a secretary and a treasurer. Class officers electedso far are as follows: SENIOR: President - LarrY Beckerdite. Vice President- DebbieGallion. Secretary - Hoover Case. Treasurer - Mike Cruise. JUNIOR: President - David Thomas. Vice president - Dale Hartwell. Secretary - Elaine Gennings. T?easurer - Barsha Davis.


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BlastBolivar Blue lays (continued from Page 1) broke loose first on the ground then to receive a pass from Adams, quarterback, to make their total 12. He then carried across the second extra point atbempt for the total of 13. Top ondefensefor the Marshfield Blue Jays was Rodney Vestal with 11 tackles and one fumble recovery. Lonnie Wilson was high on thetacklechart with 10and2 fumble recoveries. Also with an interception each were Lester NunnandJim Hartman. Gary Wilson, also, racked up a fumble recovery. John Wheeler, starting tackle for Bolivar, stated, ,.We didn't tlink we would have anything to worry aboutbeforethegame, but you fellows were ',up" for the game and hit harder than anyonewe've comeup against." MarsMield had a roughbreak when Bob Winslow pulled the ligaments in his left knee. Bob, fullback, will be out for 2 to 3 weeks. To adjust to this loss Lester Nunn will start at offensive right halfbackandDavid Lea will move to the fullback slot. -MH$

BLUESOAP TR.IUMPHS By David Lea The Annual soap scrimmage got underway promptly at 8:00, Arrgust 25. This preseasonlook at the Jays ended in a blue team victory. Bob Winslow, blue fullback and Ateam fullback, scored tfte winning touchdown to make the evening total of 8 to 0. The remaining 2 points were scored on a safety by the blue team four. Immediately after the ice and a lechrre by CoachesGentry and Triplett at the half, then it became an A-team against Bteam controlled scrimmage.

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Dnop Opener By Lester Nunn MHS opened its seasonSeptember 8, without assistance from star tackle Bob Matteson. The result was a 13-6 defeat to t}te Willow Springs Bears. The Jays scored first on a 35 yard return of an interrupted pass by Jim Hartman, senior hallback. The Jay's lead stood until the third quarter, when the Bears scored on a 5 yard plunge by fullback Bill Cooch. Then, minutes later, defensive back Steve Steele intercepted a Imss on the Jay's 20-yard line and ran it back to pay dirt. The try for the extra point was also good, which brought the final score to 13-6. Jim Hartnan, all conference running back who slightly injured his elbow in the final minutes of the game, will be back in cood form after a couple of days lay-off.Hartnan led the offensive attack for the Jays with 84 yards rushing in 19 carries. Mike Cruise was tops on defense with 6 tackles and 3 assists. During the course of the game, both Jim Hartnan (21)andDavid Lea (30) broke through the defense to score on long runs in excessof 50 yards. According to Coach Genfuy, the scrimmage was the hardest hitting and most evenlymatched one that MarsMield has ever had. He stated, .,We were quite satisfied." It was reported tlnt the amount of soap received exceeded that of any previous year. We add here, too, tlrat there was only one bar oflava. -MHg Patronize the advertisers. They makethe Chatter possible.


Beckner, Rhonda Chudomelka, and Janice Cook led the chap(continued from page 1) ter in several songs and reident, Charlotte Beck, presidlaxers. The meeting was then ing. Elaine Gennings, second adjourned. viee president, gave the devo-MHT tion. The program of work for the year 1967-68was read by F.F.A. the first vice president, Marcy By Marcy Frick Frick. Standing committees The MarsMield Chapter of were appointed by their rethe Future Farmers of Amerispective chairmans. The chap- ca met the first period on ter also decided to sell Stan- Septembertr1, in room 15, with ley products again this year president Tom Rost, presiding. for its money makiig project. For the program at the first Iniatiation of new memberswas meeting, Jack Lilley, conservation agent, showed one film @ on gun safety. He also talked RETURNINGLETTERMEN to the boys about Wildlife BunBy Bob Matteson Seven seniors and four jun- dles. Mr. Lilley discussedthe iors head the lettermen list types of bundles and where of the Jay gridders this year. the bundlescould be picked up. The meeting was then adThe senior lettermen are as journed. follows: Jim Hartnan 160 F.F.A. officers for the compounds,hb; David Lea 170,hb; Robert Matteson 195, t; Rod- ing year are president, Tom ney Vestal 160, e; LonnieWil- Rost; 1st vice president, Jim son 190, t; Tom Young180,g; Gallion; secretary, Deanfelin; and Mike Cruise 180, e, The asst. secretary, GeraldWright; junior lettermen are Jim Hen- treasurer, Tom Young; asst. son 160,g; BobWinslowl90,fb; treasurer, David Young; reJohnBrooks 140,qb; andLewis porter, Mark T\rrner; asst. reporter, John Sees; sentinel, Childress 195, t. Childress is a transfer letterman fromGer- Steve Buckner; asst. sentinel, Donald Hartwell. many.


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Volume XV, #1 published September 22, 1967.