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Don sent us a couple of current photographs
and his classmates shared even more.
Don continues to earn
his title as
Don and his wife Marlene
Don was voted Beau Brummel on the Senior Ballot.  Looks like he still deserves that title.
Glenna Ellis, Don Eichman Chosen
As Senior Class Leaders for 1954
   The seniors of '54 have elected these capable students to lead them this year; Glenna Ellis, president; Don Eichman, vice-president; Barbara Fuller, secretary; Oletha Ludwig, treasurer; Leann Riggs, giftorian; Dick Linck, publicist and Roger Taylor, sergeant-at-arms.
Teen Town Is
Great Success
Don Eichman to Top
Teen Town Officers;
Other Leaders Picked
Halloween Teen Town
Costumes and Decorations
Prove Big Hit to Over 500
   Teen Town's annual Halloween dance last Saturday at Southeast proved to be a big success and provided a night of fun and excitement for everyone present.
   Representatives from the City Hall were there to judge the costumes and to pick winners.
   Don Eichman, dressed as a Parson, was awarded the blue ribbon for the best-dressed boy. A rooster costume worn by Glenda Ison drew the first place in the best-dressed girl contest. Harry Snyder and Harriet Hagan won as the best dressed couple in their colorful Chinese costumes. Top honor for the best mask that aided her characterization as a pirate, was given to Diane Summer.
Hill to Head Crusader;
Eckstein, Eichman Aids
   At the beginning of the new school year our Crusader Staff promptly began work. Mr. Tira supervisor, chose the staff: Danny Hill, editor, Louis Eckstein and Don Eichman, assistant co-editors; Mary Louise Erickson, secretary and business manager; Ann Atchinson, literary editor; Lois Garner and Darlene Stanley, art editors; Oletha Ludwig, senior editor; Leann Riggs, junior editor; Shirley Fenton, sophomore editor; Carol Gain, freshman editor, Jane Seitz, eight grade editor; Carol Hamarstrom, clubs and activities; Phyllis Graf, athletics. With this staff, we can be looking forward to an outstanding Crusader in '54
In The Spotlight
   One of the most outstanding senior boys, Don Eichman, captures the spotlight this week because of the part he plays in school activities. 
   Of his many achievements, Don considers being elected vice-president of the senior class his greatest. This year Don was chosen assistant editor of the Crusader staff. Being social chairman of the Senior Business Committee is quite a job, but Don holding that office and also being president of Teen Town, is very capable of handling both.
   Don has acquired many new duties this year by being secretary of our new Pep Club. He was also a member of this year's tennis team. Various home room offices have been held by Don Eichman because of his ability to do his job well, as well as getting along with other people.
   Don's ambition include going to college and studying engineering, a field where his abilities will be welcomed as they have been here at Southeast.
Chit Chat
   Darlene Stanley had a rip, roaring' Halloween party after teen town. Leann Riggs and Jerry Campbell, Barbara Fuller and Dick Linck, Shirley Ducate and Don Kelly (K.C.U.), and Don Eichman were all seen haunting the place.
   Randy Smithmier had a shrimp dinner for some of his senior friends. Seen were: Harry Hutton, Don Eichman, Roger Taylor, Ben Blackshire, Jerry Campbell, Dick Kirwan, Pat Cartwright, Joe Holt, Norman Thompson.
All of these articles came from issues of the Tower published our senior year.
ONE FALL STARTED A CHAIN REACTION of spills last night at the Loose Park Lake, where about 150 persons went ice skating. Ice on the lake and on the lagoon in Swope Park, where 200 persons skated, was about three inches thick. 
Kansas City Star Photo
Don and Clark Smith at a Sigma Chi Dance - MU
Don at the 50th Southeast Reunion - 2004
This message was received from Don's son.
I want to let Dad's classmates to know my dad passed away yesterday
 Dec 26, 2016
He had a great time with the family and grandkids for Christmas and my mom and I were with him at his passing.
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