Club Pop House - Beloit, WI - 1941-1973
Preserving the memory! (Copyright Joe J. Accardi, 2005-2013)

November 2007
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‘Tis the Season
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe @ 10:37 am

If you played the October 18th edition of ”Whoozdis?” you saw some Beloit Memorial High girls from the class of 1967 around the Pop House Christmas Tree.  Here is another group shot around the same tree that features a few 1967 Beloit Catholic High girls from that same year.  Thanks to Michele (Chekouras) Pizza for verifying and correcting some names.  And thanks to Pat Fitzgerald for identifying Cindy Wieland standing between her and Jane.  (BTW… did you girls attend your post-graduation party at the Wieland farm and hear my band, The No Left Turns, play there?)

(Pop House Collection)
From left: Jane Aeschlimann, Cindy Wieland, Pat Fitzgerald, Linda Senes, Gloria Sierra, Patty Yanulis, Sue Fogle, Michele Chekouras, Ann George

Also, I promised Mike Hutchinson I’d post a photo of his 1966 Pop House League softball team, “The Humpers.” So… here it is.  He told me that eight of them still get together at least once each year for a reunion.  They met in Florida this November and Jim Buroker was the host.  Maybe you guys can help with the name of the first guy in the front row.  Who were some of the other teams and players from 1966?

(Pop House Collection/Mike Hutchinson)
Back: Dave Peacock, Bill Dietsch, Jim Sand (Bessy), Don Schoville, Kent Hamblin, John DeNoto (Rosie)
Front: Roger Goodwin, Jim Long, Donna Luebke, Mike Hutchinson, Dave Lynch

And just for good measure, here’s yet another basketball team photo from the 1948-50 era.  Please check the names and let me know if I might have them right.  Who is the second guy in the front row?  Also… this picture is on the wall to the left of a handwritten sign that reads “Home of the Famous Pop House Basketball Team” in the next photo.  (Trust me… I had to use a big magnifying glass to read it.)

(Pop House Collection)
Back: Vince, George, Don “Goose” Tamulis
Front: Fran Dooley?, ___?, Clarence Knutson?, Carl Feldon?

(Ida and Dick Lenz Collection)

Anyone know what year this photo might have been taken and who any of the people are?  You can barely make out the basketball team photo on the wall above the head of the guy in the t-shirt.

And here are a couple more vintage photos that need some identification if possible…  In this first one, the sign over the “B” is congratulating “Fran and John” for something.  Is this John and Fran pictured below?  What are their last names?

(Ida and Dick Lenz Collection)

And here is another meal being served in the original dining room, probably around 1949.  The round sign above the arched door reads “Home of the Famous Pop House Softball Team”.  The sign on the door to the left is promoting a “Dance” somewhere.  Anyone know who the server is?  The diners?

(Ida and Dick Lenz Collection)


60th Annual Turkey Bowl
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe @ 4:52 pm

***** FLASH *****
Hog Cabin won the game. 
The final score was Hogs 22, Mouse 2.  The Mouse’s only points came from a safety late in the game.

Information hot off the press from the Stateline News

For the complete story with photos (PDF format) follow this link:
and go to page 12.

Hope to see you there. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Basketball Jones…
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe @ 5:46 pm

So these basketball pics were among some contributed by Ida & Dick Lenz.  A couple of faces have been identified, but it would be helpful to know a few more and maybe some years these might have been taken.  Any of them from the city championship team of 1957 or the undefeated team of 1952?  Seems the Pop House basketball teams were pretty good, having won about a dozen championships of one sort or another over the years. Take another look at the blog entry “Congratulations” dated  6/26/07 too.  Thanks.  BTW… you can right click on these, save them, and enlarge them in your photo viewer.

Is that Vince on the left?  Is Bill Watson in there?  What about the guy with the glasses?

Everett Haskell is front right.  Is one of them Bill Merkle?

Looks like E.J. Mauel on the left.  Who’s the other guy?

An action shot.  Who is the opposing team… (something) DALE DEMONS?


1964… Summer Nights
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Posted by: Joe @ 4:22 pm

I’ve learned that some national music acts in the sixties traveled and performed together as a “packaged deal.”  Evidence seems to suggest that such was the case for a couple of Pop House shows in 1964.  I wasn’t quite a sophomore and couldn’t go to the Pop House yet.  For those of you who were around that summer and saw these shows, let me know if I’m right about this.  During the summer of ‘64, I believe the following acts appeared together:

Paul & Paula, Dick & DeeDee, and the Dovells
June or July 1964
Backing band was Danny & the Velaires
Phyllis (Goodwin) Kaplan was pretty sure she’d seen Paul, Paula, Dick, and DeeDee on the same night.
What do you remember?

Johnny Tillotson and Bernadette Carroll
July or August 1964
Backing band was Ronnie Dio & the Prophets
I’ve heard from some of you who saw Johnny Tillotson.  Did the others perform that night too?

Another packaged deal (Dick Clark’s “Hitsville”) that appeared in April 1965 probably included all or some of these acts:  Lou Christie, The Trade Winds, Reparata & the DelRons, Round Robin, Louise Caldwell Harrison (sister of Beatle George), and backing band Gene Jones & the Impacts.

If you were there for any of these shows let me know.