If there's popcorn it must be movie night. Though the sticker on the window says "FFA Vocational" so I suppose they could be training these students for a career in the popping sciences.
Photo by Alan Winans, circa 1954
Most likely at the football games under the grand stand at Wy'east. I think they also sold it during the basketball games. Think I have eaten many bags of pop corn out of that machine.
The boy in the plaid shirt is Vincent "Vince" Powell. Went on to be a football coach and coached football at Madras High School for many years. The boy next to his is Bob Crapper. Notice his old "brogue" shoes.....if you get accidently hit by one of those shoe toes I tell you it hurt......
Charlott on 26th January 2018 @ 7:11am
When I was in high school in the 60's, some boys still had this hair style, but there were also a lot of crew cuts. In the 70's the longer hair came into style. But, I think our area was always ten years behind when it came to fashion.
An empty tin of Durkee's POPEX is worth about $30
L.E. on 26th January 2018 @ 7:34am
Those haircuts are hip again, when paired with a "civil war reenactor" style full beard.
Kyle on 26th January 2018 @ 8:44am
I had a pair of brogues just like those in the photo, and you are right, they were all about kicking. They were the shoe of choice when playing soccer at Park Street School.
Greg Oates on 26th January 2018 @ 9:12am
Playing soccer at Park Street had it's challenges unless you were playing in the covered area :)
Dan Kleinsmith on 26th January 2018 @ 11:02am
Based on those shoes, I can pinpoint the date of the picture to right around 1954. That was when British brogues were at the height of popularity for us school kids. I remember Terry Isenburg talked me into getting a pair and he taught me how to fix them in the popular style. He had me use soap and water to wash off the light brown polish they came with, then dye them marine cordovan, and to keep them polished with that color shoe wax.
Bill Seaton on 26th January 2018 @ 12:21pm
I should have mentioned that Terry Isenburg was a classmate of mine.
Bill Seaton on 26th January 2018 @ 12:25pm
I love how you guys always go off in an unexpected direction. I would have never guessed the shoes were the most comment worthy element of this photo.
Arthur on 26th January 2018 @ 5:00pm
I am sure Mary Kramer can also fill people in on what - was - what way back when also. She knew a lot of the school kids. Say, wasn’t Terry killed in an explosion at the boat works while welding near a light bulb inside the hull? Just wondered.
Judy on 26th January 2018 @ 8:40pm
leather soles, steel clips on the toes, inset steel in the heel......those were the important things in life at this age Arthur...making noise with one's shoes...them were the days....well, Wildroot cream in the hair helped with the duck butt hairdos........
Arlen Sheldrake on 27th January 2018 @ 10:15am
Okay here is one for you....How about taking two pairs of cords (for those of you who were not of that era....cords were cordoroy pants) one pair dark blue, the other white. Cut them in half, rework them so you two new pairs, both with one white side and one blue side...representing HRHS colors..................You still have two pairs of pants....
Charlott on 29th January 2018 @ 7:10am
A little more on Terry Isenberg: After graduating from HRHS in 1959, he got a job as a deckhand on the Tug Rampant. He eventually worked his way up to being the Chief Engineer. In March of 1968, the Tug Rampant was put into harbor for repairs. Terry was standing watch while the remainder of the crew went home. A fire broke out in the engine room approximately 5:00 a.m. He went to fight it and was succumbed by it and met his death, (This information came from his wife, Sharon.)
Bill Seaton on 29th January 2018 @ 12:32pm
Charlott......did you make up that cords story? never heard of or saw such a thing. did a "blue dragon" do this?
Arlen Sheldrake on 29th January 2018 @ 2:57pm