Altamont Community High School - Altois Yearbook (Altamont, IL)
- Class of 1937
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C O N T E N T S
NYith our School days drawing.: to a close when
we must come to the parting of the ways and
embark upon the "Ship of Life," we, the Senior
Class of '37, leave as a lasting remembrance to
the lower classmen this ALTOIS.
Each officer has contributed toward this book
with the hope that in after years it may lllftlllg'
back pleasant memories of teachers, friends,
classmates, and all the promoters of education.
Even though you think that it could have been
done better, we humbly ask that you accept this
in the spirit in which we Seniors have given it
to you. We have tried to make this a book you
will always cherish.
Our staff thanks each individual who has
helped in. any way in the publication of the Al-
tois. Especially do we thank Miss Constance
Pierson, our advisor.
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YVe, the Senior Class of '37. dedicate the
AI.'l'0lS to Miss Constant-e Pierson, our Altois
Advisor. We hope in reading' this Altois she may
recall our 2lCl1l9V9IllE'lllS socially, athletically, and
seholastieally as well as the memories of our good
times when she was our sponsor.
Often the staff would meet with obstacles and
did not know which way to turn but all we need-
ed to do was ask Miss Pierson and all our cares
were ended. Without her untiring zeal we would
not have heen. able to accomplish this great feat.
May there he only pleasant memories in her
mind of this task which together she and the
Seniors have completed.
BUILD FOR CHARACTER
NOT FOR FAME
Ella May Bea-me
Mary Cilll10I'll10 Vmlclmboscll
FAREWELL. A. C. H. S.
Here on these still pages
VVhere every one may see,
Onr farewell for ages
In all sincerity.
Stilled is joy and laughter,
The erowd has left the hallg
Things we here sought after
Join. those just to recall.
How happily we came here,
And sadly gro away,
Parting' with friends so dear,
Eaeh going his own Way.
A lmnclelnsp to a friend,
For a lovecl one a kiss,
Knowing' it is the encl-
No more we'll meet as this.
We'll meet no more this way,
Broken is every tie.
Dear school, we can but say
A one lienrtfelt grooclbye.
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Board of Education is oft-en overlooked when credit is given at the
end of a successful school term. However. we, "The Seniors of '37", wish
to thank the Board of Education for the cooperation they showed when they
presented A. C. H. S. with a hot-water heater, cabinets in various rooms, win-
dow shades, and the fine cabinet in the clothing room.
We could always depend on the Board of Education to assist us. This
class can never forget the consideration this splendid organization has shown.
Since the Board of Education believes in a well equipped building and
good teachers, our school has acquired a high standard.
TOP PICTURE Uieft to Rightj: Wilbert P. Adermann, Arthur Davidson.
secretary: Charles Blakely. president: Frank Andrews. and E. VV. Budde.
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
ln 193-l the Student Council was organized. This body was formed
for the purpose of deciding upon the various school problems that con-
fronted the teachers. Two honor roll students were chosen from each
class, a boy and a. girl.
In September 1936, the following persons were chosen for the Student
Uouncil: The Seniors chose, Martha Schroeder and Earl Tappendorfg
Juniors-Helen Zimmerman. and Glen Sticeg Sophomores-Mildred Brauer
and Robert Bicknell: Freshmen-Catherine Koeberlein and Eugene Bauer.
The officers were: Chairman-Glen Sticc: Secretary-Mildred Brauer, and
Mr. Haag. Sponsor. 1 ,
Some of the tasks accomplished were:
1. Two persons are allowed on the assembly floor at the same
2. A student must have at least a "t"' in dcportmcnt and an
ot' "B" to he exempted from the semester examinations.
3. A Christmas box was planned and it was seen that every
ceived a present. '
4. Musical and Essay contests were proposed.
5. Eighth period programs on Friday were to be sponsored by
6. De mortment grades are averaged in. with the grades.
VVe feel as if the Student Council is really well worth its efforts. Ift
teaches the students to respect t.heir school and ,its different organizations.
MIDDLE PICTVRE theft to Rightlz- Standing: Bicknell. C. Koeberlein.
Bauer. and Brauer.
Seated: Stice. K. Schroeder, E. li. Haag. sponsor. Tappendorf. Zimmerman..
"The Plass of 'Il7", which surpasses all other classes. wishes to con-
fer special credit to the faculty who have made a great sacrifice to humanlty
by trying to educate the youth of Altamont.
Often they have become discouraged. and disheartened in their work.
Nevertheless, they have continued to try and by successive failures and
disappointments have succeeded. Perhaps they feel that they have been
unsuccessful, but we feel that they have been snccessfulg and as proof of
our belief we will try to do our best because their accomplishments can only
be shown in the lives of students.
To whatevelr place we might rise in the world, we will always feel that
our teachers have been responsible for our advancement.
BOTTOM PICTURE theft to Rightj :-Standing: Ethel Ragland. Constance
Pierson. and Mildred Haefele.
Seated: E. L. Haag. Mildred Hearn. Mary L. McCord. and R. B. Casey.
THE FACULTY MEMBERS
RALPH B. CASEY
"A man who plays life 'S role-the role that is great or small
E. I. S. T. C.-Bachelor of Education.
U. of I.-Master of Arts.
Physics and Geometry.
EVERETT L. HAAG
"A man who never walks with aimless feet."
Illinois State Normal.
University of Illinois.
University of Southern California.
Typing, Shorthand, Business Law. and Coaching.
DOROTHY MILDRED HEARN
"Favors to none, yet to all her smiles extend."
Il. of I.-Bachelor of Science.
Social Science and Girls' Physical Education.
ETHEL ALICE RAGLAND
"For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."
Illin.ois State Normal University.
University of Illinois.-A. B.
University of Illinois.-Graduate work.
Latin, Algebra, and Advanced Mathematics.
CLARA CONSTANCE PIERSON
"It is better to have loved and lost
Than to never have loved at all."
Southern. Illinois Normal University.
Illinois State Normal University.-B. Ed.
University of Illinois.,-Graduate work.
English II. III. and IV, and Dramatics.
"To strive, to seek, to find. and not to yieldfy
Illinois State Normal University.--B. Ed.
MARY LOUISE McC ORD
"Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them."
E. I. S. T. Cf-B. E.
University of Illinois.
Music, English I, Botany, and Zoology.
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"IN THE EVENING"
Of all the glories of the day
I love the sunset best,
Whe11 my troubles aside I lay
And turn to joys and rest.
The sky changes from purple to gold
And makes a delightful scene
Later the stars appear, so bold
Giving the sky a brighter sheen.
The cows come treading wearily home
While they slowly chew their cud,
Bees seek the hive, n.o more to roam
Until the S1111 shines through the woods.
The floweret droopin.g its tiny head
In the evening can be seen,
And the birds are hopping oft to bed
To dream of the grass so green.
Then comes the quiet twilight
VVhich everyone should enjoyg
Next appears the soft moonlight
That holds charms for every boy.
At last arrives the spirited night
With the moon, of which I have told
Making the World, peaceful and quiet,
Full of the wonders it can hold.
"IN THE WINTER"
When the wind whistles through the trees
When the leaves become brown and sere,
And the snow bird which we see
Hops to a hollow oak tree near.
Then we know that winter's nigh
And the grain is stored away.
Mr. Black Bear, with fl heavy sigh
Goes to sleep 'till some bright day.
At home in tl1e eve everyone is cheery,
While the ehestnuts roast in the fire
Not even grandmother can be dreary
'Cause of her knitting she does not tire.
The young folks all at checkers play
While eating popcorn Snowy white
Old Rover on the rugs does lay
Glad he belongs to a family so bright.
VVhile everyone inside is cheery
Outside the snowflakes quietly fall,
Like magic, making the world less dreary
And blanketing the shrubs, both large an
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ELLA MAE BECCUE
"Read widely tn show thyself educated along many lines".
Junior Class Play '35: Operetta '35, '36: Dramatic Club '36,
'37: Home Ecunomics Club '37: Book Club '37: Allois Staff '37:
Basket Ball '37: Vice-President of G. A. A. '37.
LINDER DEVORE QPu0dlej
"Smiling and confident he plays the game.
But win or lone, he smiles just the lame".
Basket Hal '34, '35, '33, '37: Basket Ball Captain '37:
Baseball '33: Softball '35, '36: Orchestra '35: Boys Quartette
'35, '36, '37: Boys Glee Club '35, '36, '37: Operetta. '35, '36, '37:
Clans President '34, '37: Vice-President '35: Racket Staff '35,
'36, '37: Student Council '31, '35, '36: Altois Staff '36, '3':
Librarian '34, '35: Junior Class Play '36: Dramatic Club Play
'36, '37: Book Ciub '37: Dmmntic Club '35, '36, '37: Commer-
cial Team '36.
"All l med to accomplish n Luk in time".
Basket. Ball '34, '35, '36. '37: Baseball '33: Softball '35, '36:
Track '34, '35: Secretary of S-:nhomore Class '35: President of
Junior Clmss '3h: Vice-Prewidcnt of Freshman Class '34: Draf-
matic Club '35, '36, '37: Ilnfk Club '37: Operetta '35: Boys
Glee Club '35.
"Be sikfnb-avoid Lmuble-
Lct every ut be honorable".
Girl's Glee Club '37: f ' estra '34, '35: Book Club '37:
Librarian '37: Dramatic Club '36: Home Economics Club '37:
Altols Staff '37: G. A. A. '37: Basket Ball '37.
MIRIAM EHLERS Ufredj
"Laugh :nd the world lauzlu with you.
Weep and you weep nlnne".
Orchestra '34. '35, '36, '37: Glee Club '34, '35, '361 Pianist
Glee Club '37: Opei-aim '35, '36, '37: Girls Quartette '35s
Mublc Contest '35: Business M'-nazer of Orchestra '37: Librar-
ian of Orchestra nnd Glee C'u!7 '35, '36: Basket Ball '3'4. '35.
'36: G. A. A. '35, '36: Junior Class Play '35: Dramatic Club
'Plav '36: Dramatic C'uP '35, '36, '37: Book Club '37: Editor in
chief of Altoi-I '37: Student Cwmcil '36: Racket Staff '35, '37:
Secretary of Freshman Class '34,
ALVIN FERCHOW 1Abej
" Never put all 'till tomorrow,
The laugh you can laugh today".
Basket Ball '35, '36. '37: 'ioftball '35. '36: Baseball '33:
Track '35: Junior C'ass Play '35: Dramatic Club Play '36, '37:
Dramatic Club '35, '36, '37: Bwfk Club '37: Boys' Glee Club '35:
Operetta '35: Altvifz Stall' '37: Racket StaH' '37: Secretary
Junior Glass '36,
MARION FINFROCK Qlfinnyy
"Happy um I, from worry, I'm free,
Why cnn't they all be carefree like me?"
Basket Ball '34, '35, '36, '37: Book Club '37.
"Enjoy life while young".
Basket Ball '34, '36: Mann-:er of the basket ball team '37:
Softball '36: Track '34, '36: flneretta. '37: Junior Class Play
'35: Dramatic Club '36. '37: Book Club '37.
"Jolly, vivminus. plenty cute,
Many an the lads she would suit".
Orchestra '34, '35, '36, '37: President of Orchestra '37:
Sec. and Treasw. of Orchestra '36: Girls' Glee Club '36, '37:
Music Contest '351 Oneuerlxz K"'m'us '35, '36: Operetta Prin-
cipal '37: Girls' Quarfr-'le '35: Business Manager of Girls G'ee
Club '37: Altnis Staff '37: Brvk Club '37: Junior Class Play '35g
Drumntic Club '36, '37: Girl's Waaketz Ball '34, '35, '36, '37: G.
A. A. '36, '37: Racket Staff '37: Head Librarian '36, '37: Li-
brarian '34, '35: Dramatic f"ub Play '37.
ELNORA HARSCH ll-lnkj
"Shah always had a fancy for play
Devoted much to sports and G. A. A."
President of G. A. A. '37: G. A. A. '35, '36, '37: Girls'
Basket Ball '34, '35, '36, '37: Burk Club '37: Operetta '35, '36:
Home Economics Club '37.
ELWOOD HASEMEIER. il-iallyj
"Better late than never".
Ovrhestra '34, '35, '36, '37: Boys' Glee Club '36, '37: Op-
eretta '36, '37: Junior Dramauir Club '35: Dramatic Club '36.
'37: Book Club '37: llhrm-ian '37: Basket Ball '34, '35, '36:
Track '35: Softball '35.
"Charming little Min, with A winning way,
She never found time in school to play".
Class Vice-President '34: Junior Class Play '36g Book Club
"Life is too short to be serious".
Softball '35, '363 Intramural Basket Ball '35, '36, '37:
Baseball '33: Track '35: Book Club '37.
"Pauline is quiet and sedate.
But never was she known to hate".
Book Club '37: G. A. A. '36, '37: Basket Bull '34. '35, '36.
'37: Home Ecnnomics Club '37,
"One bright remark calls for another".
Librarian '35, 36: Sophomore Play '35: Junior Play '36p
Basket Ball '34, '35: Baseball '36g Class Treasurer '35: Vice-
President of Class '36, '37: Dramatic Club '37: Intramural
Basket Ball '3'7g Dramatic Club Play '37,
HELEN ROCKWIELL fRockyy
"A pretty make-up was her fad,
A vanity she: always had".
Basket Ball '34, '35. '36, '37, G. A. A. '35, '36: Glee Club
'34, '36, '36, '37: Operetta '35, '37: Dramatic Club '36, '37:
Commercial Team '36, '37: Librarian '35, '36, '37: Junior Play
'Mig Secretary of class '37: Dramatic Club Play '37.
Graduated from M. H. S. '3'Z: Graduated from B. H. S. '33g
G. A. A. '33, '37: Junior Play '33: Book Club '37: Dramatic
Club '37: Glee Club '37: Student Council '37: Dramatic Club
OSCAR SCHROEDER Ulermany
"The greatest teacher Oscar ever had Wu Love".
Basket Ball '35, '36, '37: Softball '36, '37: Baseball '33g
.'u:1iox- Cllnss Play '35: Dranmtic Club '36, '37.
MELVIN SLONE 1SkizJ
"They lay life il 1 serious proposition: But I have never
ronsidered it an such".
Basket Ball '35, '36. '37: Softball '36, '37: Track '35:
D1-Arnatic Club '35, '36, '37: Junior Class Play '35: Racket Staff
'37: Altois Staff '37: Intrx-xmural Basket Ball '36: Librarian '37.
'A girl with l continual laugh and one who didn't like her
President of Junior Class '36: Junior Class Play '36g
librarian '34, '35: Dramatic Club '37: Home Economics Club
'37: Aituis Staff '37: Dramatic Club Play '37.
"If the way to success were sleeping
I would be a. genius".
Dramatic Club '35, '36, '37: Book Club '37: Boys Glee Club
'35: Softball '35: Intramural Basket Ball '36, '37.
EARL TAPPENDORF fTnppy3
"Wit adds spice to the substance which makes life".
Basket Ball '35, '36, '37: Intramural Basket Ball '37:
Softball '35. '36, '37: Track '35: Dramatic Club '35, '36. '37:
Student Council '37: Altois Staff '37: Paper Staff '37.
HUGH TIPSWORD Cfippyp
"Also ran-never lout, showed, placed, or won".
MARY CATHERINE VONDENBOSCH llintiej
"In A. C. H. S. I have always tried in do my part.
And some day I hope to mutex- an art".
Treasurer of class of '34 and '37: Librarian '34, '35: G. A.
A. '34. '35, '37: Basket Ball '34. '35. '36. '37: Glee Club '34, '35,
'3N. '37: Girlb Cuoms '35: Racket Staff '36: Asst. Editor of
Rackci '37: Book Club '37: Operetta '35, '36, '37: Dramatic
Club '36, '37: Almis Staff '37: Commercial Team '36, '37,
HAROLD ZANDER QTinkerl
"Friendship was the charm of life to him".
Treasurer of Freshmen Class '34: Class Secretary '35:
I-ilu-avian '35: Junim' Play '36: Class President '36: Dramatic
Club '37: Buck Club '37: Softball '35, '36, '37: Basket Ball '34,
'35, '36, '37: Dramatic Club Play '37.
ROSA' IE ZIMIVIERMANN
"At typimg I wu a wow,
Came lower clxsunen l'll teach you how".
Librarian '34. '35: Girls Glee Club '34, '36, '37: G. A, A.
'36: Basket Bull '36, '37: Home Economics Club '37: Altnis
Staff '37: Book Club "-57.
"A cute little girl il she,
Light hearted as can be".
Basket Ball '37: Book Club '37: Home Economics Club '37.
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SENIOR CLASS HISTORY
-Urns sEN1oRs KNOW AND THEY KNOW 'PHAT THEY KNOW"
In the year of 1919, just eighteen years ago, most ot' the boys and girls
who now comprise the Se11ior Flass of A. U. H. S. first gazed upon. this
great world. Since this memorable year a few of us have stuck together and
are now ready to make our advent into the world from high school.
l'nlike most of the other Freshman classes preceding us, we entered our
high school career as a group of thirty-eight bold. interested and determined
students. Although we were considered green and dumb Freshies by the
upper classmen. most of us Freshmen thought we were very smart and could
get along in high school just as well as they. We soon discovered, however.
that there was much to be learned here, and settled down to an enjoyable
year. The social events consisted ofa weiner roast at the Cliffs, a Halloween
party. and a Spring party. We chose as our officers: Linder Devore, Presi-
dentg Warren Dunn, Vice-presidentg Miriam Ehlers, Secretary: Mary U.
Yondenbosch. Treasurer, and Mr. VV. L. Briggs as Sponsor.
ln September 1934 as a bunch of thirty-one giggling Sophomores, we
entered the then familiar assembly, determined to succeed in our second term
ot' this education. VVe elected the following officers: Jack VVilson. Presi-
dentg Linder Devore, Vice-president: Alvin Ferchow, Secretary: Vl'arren
Dunn. TI'9?l-Slll't'l', an.d Miss Pierson, sponsor. VVe initiated the Freshmen at
a St. Patricks Day party. and 'they gave us a, Kids' Party.
In this year we became acquainted with four new teachers: Mr. Casey.
Principalg Mr. Haag, Coach and Uommercial teacher: Miss Stibbins, Home
lfleonomics, and Miss Mayhew, Music and English.
The next fall we again en.tered the old familiar assembly as a group of
twenty-seven full-fledged Juniors. By this time we were really ready for
work and took active part in basket ball. G. A. A., Girls' Glee t'luh.
Orchestra. Band, Student Uouncil, Paper Staff, Boys' Glee t'lub. and Boys'
Quartette. We chose the following officers: VVarren Dunn. President: Earl
Tappendorf. Vice-president: James Morehead, Secretary, and Edna Nierman.
Treasurer. We enjoyed a weiner roast, a winter party, and gave the Seniors
a May Day Banquet. The dining room was decorated to represent a beautifull
May Pole scene with streamers leading to all the tables. After the delicious
banquet, several of the Junior girls entertained the Seniors with a May Pole
Dance. Miss Pierson, as our sponsor, is to be given credit for this suc-
This year is also to be remembered for the fun we had in the t'onnnercial
Contests, the loss of Miss Stibbins, and the replacement of her position by
This last year we have been more than interested in our school work.
The elass, as a whole, is determined to get all they can out of this last year
at dear Old A. U. H. S.
We lost Edna Niermann and James Morehead from our roll and gained
Martha Schroeder. Uleta Hites, Margaret Seyferth, Harold Zander, and f'yril
Patteson. Before the semester, Mack Peters left us and we continued as a
group of twenty-seven Seniors. Miss Mct'ord replaced Misa Mayhew as
Music and Biology instructor at the beginning of this year.
On February the thirteenth we gave the Juniors a Valentine party. The
rooms were decorated with many large and small hearts and created a beauti,
ful scene. Miss Pierson, as sponsorg Linder Devore, President, Cyril Pat-
terson, Vice-presidentg Helen Rockwell. Secretary. and Mary F. Vondenhosch,
Treasurer. are to be given credit for the achievements this year.
With much regret on our part. we bid adieu to the beloved places an.d
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faces we have become associated with in these four years. We hope you
st.udents who will follow in our footsteps, will continually strive for suc-
eess and make eaeh graduating class better than the previous one.
SENIOR VVILL AND 'IIESTAMENT'
DEARLY BELOVED-We are gathered here today to perform a sad and
solemn duty. The Specter has stretched forth this gaunt hand and snatched
the fairest flower from our midst. But the dear class which has passed on
has left a glorious record, a shining example for those who come after. Many
tried and true friends mourn the departure of the class of 1937, whose l.a.st
will and testament will now be read.
We, the members of the Senior Class of the Altamon.t Community High
School. Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-Seven, A. D., being of a sound and dis-
posing mind and memory toward those who follow us upon the straight and
narrow path in. search of knowledge, do make, publish, and declare this
manuscript to be our last will and 'testament, hereby revoking and making null
and void all other documents of like portend, created by us heretofore, to-wit:
All the seats in the rows next to t.he windows we bequeath to the Junior
Class, if said class does not look out the windows when they should be Studying.
Clause 1. We do bequeath to the friendly Sophomores our cooperative
spirit in choosing class rings and invitations.
Clause 2. We do bequeath to our youthful Freshmen friends our surpass-
ing wisdom and our knowledge of bluffing the teachers, with injunction. that
these valuable gifts be used with discretion.
To Mr. Casey, we leave a studen.t. body that will return to their seats
when. asked to do so.
Clause 1. To Mr. Haag, we do now and hereby bequeath a Shorthand Il
Class that is willing to take extra dictation and thus be able to keep up with
dictation in class.
Clause 3. To Miss Hearn, we leave memories of a dumb American History
Class of the year '37, a class that never studied during vacation.
Clause 3. To Miss Ragland. we do give, device and bequeath our Latin.
ponies and translations that we used during our Sophomore year. We request
that she keeps these animals and supplies them judieiously to the faltering
classes of some future day.
Clause 4. To: Miss McCord, we leave assemblies that will sing during the
eighth periods and also listen to her directions.
Cause 5. To Miss Pierson., we leave a class that will conduct orderly
Clause 6. To Miss Haefele, we bequeath a memory of the chattering among
Seniors in her study halls.
To Mr. Piper, We leave an assembly that does not throw paper wads.
Clause I. To the Board of Education, we bequeath students that do not
injure sehool property.
Clause 2. To the many A. C. H. S. Organizations, we will the spirit of
faithfulness, eooperation, and loyalty.
Clause 3. To the Readers. we give a joy and dear memory of the stu-
dents in A. C. H. S. during the year 1937.
I, Linder Devore, do will and bequeath all my popularity to a girl friend,
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Clause 1. I, Jack Leitzell, do will and bequeath n1y smile and laughs to
Clause 2. I, Oscar Schroeder, do hereby will my mischieviousness to Betty
Clause 3. I, Doris Frazer, do hereby give my cheer leading ability to
any lower classman that is 11ot afraid to exercise l1is lu11gs.
Clause -I. I, Margaret Seyfert. do will my love of writing to a girl who
used to go with a boy that now goes steady and tell this girl what her former
B. F. is doing, to Virginia Smith.
Clause I. Cleta Hites, do will and bequeath my love for boys to
Clause 6. I. Helen Rockwell, will my love for dancing to Janet Byrkit.
Clause 7. I, VVarren. Dunn, do will and bequeath my love to fight for
the ball in the basket ball games to Junior Rehwald.
lVe. Harold Zander, Alvin Ferehow, and Melvin Slone, bequeath our re-
speetive nieknames, "I'inker,' 'Zeke.' and 'Skizf to anyone that is justi-
fied in having them.
Clause 1. I, Martha Schroeder, will my ability to earry on a eonversation
to any needy Freshman.
Clause 2. I, Ma.rjorie Ehlers. will my love for silence to Jerome Seltzer.
Clause 3. I. Marian Finfroek. do now will my love for telling jokes to
Clause -I. I, Hugh 'l'ipsword, will my love for arguing to Howard Dunn.
I, Elwood Hasemeier, do will an.d bequeath my slowness to Doris Mery.
Clause 1. I, Miriam Ehlers, do will my editorship to any Junior who
likes work and disappointments.
Clause 2. VVe, Earl 'Fappendorf and Mary Catherine Yondenboseh, will
our secretarial positions to any Juniors willing to sacrifice time and pleasure.
Clause 3. I. Cyril Patterson, do bequeath my bright sayings and wit to
Clause 4. VVe, Elnora llarseh. Ella May Beeeue. and Ruth Zimmerman.
leave our quiet, friendly dispositions to any student that 'thinks life is dreary.
Clause 5. l, Rosalie Zimmerman. do now will my backspaeing knowledge
in Typing Il to Charles Haker with the hope that he will develop this unique
Clause 6. I, Harry Fischer, will my love for Ameriean History to my
sueeessor. Ilyle Oder.
Clause 7. I, Edwin Tappan. do will and bequeath my love for Phyllis
Smith to Francis Rhodes.
Clause 8. I, Pauline Mills. do hereby bequeath my love to help gi friend
to anyone thinking just of themselves.
In witness whereof. we have hereunto set our hands and seals this
twenty-fifth day of April, Nineteen Hundred and 'I'hirty-seven.
-SENIOR CLASS '37.
Signed, published and declared by the above named Senior Class of A.
C. H. S., of 1937, as and for their last will and testament in the presence- of
us, who in their presence, and in the presenee of each other, and at the request
ofthe Senior Class. have hereunto Signed or subscribed our names as witnesses.
May 31, 1951. Fifteen years ago a group of twenty-seven were listening
ro advice given to them in their commencement address. Some had tears in
their eyes and lumps in their throats because they realized that friends must
say "adieu"-some forever, and, some for a period of time. Each individual
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must go out. in.to the world and work for himself. Some had easy sailing
but others had lives filled with sorrow, disappointment, and many hardships
that no one has ever known about. Life to a few was one hard struggle after
another but finally the goal was reached and great was their reward. Mem-
ory carries me back to the name of each individual and vaguely I try to
recall what they are doing.
Last fall my assistant called me and said, "Mrs. E. F. Harrison has just
breathed her last, and her daughtier-in-law has called requesting that you
have charge of the embalming and funeral services. The address is 12,56
Rosewood Avenue, New York City." Immediately I put on my coat, stepped
into my car and whizzed through the busy streets of New York City toward
Rosewood Avenue. Finally I reached my destination, got out of the car,
and walked up to the door of a beautiful bungalow. I was greeted by a lady
who appeared to be thirty or thirty-two years of age. She said, "Miss Ehlers,
I do not expect you to remember me but I am one of your former friends and
l have always said that if any of my relatives died I wanted you to embalm
them." Astounded at that remark, I looked at Mrs. Harrison and tried to
recall whom she reminded' me of. Suddenly, I said, "Wl1y', Mary f'atherin.e.
of all people." She said, "Yes, It. is I. I married Mr. Harrison, jr., June 12.
1939 and his business has brought him to this Metropolis. He has had very
prosperous years and the death of Mrs. Harrison, sr., has been our first
sorrow." She had not changed during the fifteen years. For the months to
follow, we renewed our friendship and often talked about the class of '37
and what they were doing.
Many times I received letters from Marthagene James Devore saying
that Linder and she were living in Chicago, Illinois, where he was coaching
in one of the high schools. He was gaining a name for himself as well as
making friends wherever he went. They have two children, Lina Lee and
Billy. Martha said, "Billy is just like his fat.her an.d Lina Lee is just be-
ginning to be mischievious. Of course, she eouldn't help but be because
we both are."
If we were to go to Hollywood, we would see Helen Rockwell, known as
"Shirley Rochelle," play in the movies. Her latest picture was "Back in
the Days of '36." She is still the same, though--laughing. smiling, and
In a little country school house at Spring Valley, Illinois, Martha Schroed-
er is trying to teaeh the 3 R'S-reading, 'riting, and 'ritlnnetic. She shakes
her finger. peers over her glasses, and then begins to talk to them. Many a
ehild has been brought into the cultural class by her untiring efforts. She
doesnft mind her walk of two miles tlirougfli mud in rainy weather because
she knows she is serving someone.
Several weeks before I had gone back home. Things had changed but
several of the old class were still in Altamont. ,lack Leitzell and Edwin Tap-
pan were helping at home on the farm. Both of these former classmates
were still chums. During the time I was vacationing in the good fresh air
of Altamont I never saw Jael: but what he had a smile stretched from ear to
ear. Edwin still loved to plav his harmonica and he played it. better than
the day I had to plan the program in music class and he favored us with the
seleetions, "Red VVing" and "Old Folks 'it Home." Pauline Mills was liv-
ing at the home of her parents. Mr. Mills, her father, was still teaching in
the Altamont Grade Schools and held the position of superintendent.
From our ranks a world renowned philosopher had arisen. This was
none other than Cyril Patterson who had joined our group during the Senior
year in A. C. H. S. In English IV he had been noted for his wit and Wise-
eraeks, but little did anyone think he would give a philosophy of life in gen-
eral t.o other people. Several of the old gang who had heard him said they
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enjoyed l1im better than tl1ey did Hill Bone, back in the days we went to
high school. In those days we thought Bill was simply GR-AND!
In Barnes Hospital St. l.ouis, Missouri, Doris Frazer is seen in a nurse
uniform. She is putting forth unceasing effort trying to cheer the people
suffering with pai11 who think life holds nothing more for them. Many a
person's heart is made lighter by her smile and kind word.
From the Shorthand they learned in A. C. H. S. and also that tl1ey learn-
ed at the Oentralia Business College, Earl Tappendorf, and Rosalie Zimmer-
man have secured good positions. Slowly they have advanced from one posi-
tion to another until finally they have set world records.
Of the Major League Ball players of the year '51 we see the names of
Alvin Ferchow, Harold Zander, VVarren Dunn, and Oscar Schroeder in the
headlines of our daily newspapers and also in the daily broadcasts over
the N. B. U. Network. Each boy thanks Mr. Haag for the trainin.g he gave
them in school. Although each boy is single it has been rumored accord-
ing to reports given to me from letters from my friends that Oscar is planning
to propose to Doris Frazer. This is not a surprised because they cherished
each other hack in 4 nr school days ard nieny wc' e the times we doubled-dated
lt' we were'to go to Mattoon, Illinois and visit the Montgomery VVard
Store our eyes would catch sight of Marian Finfrock. She enjoys clerking
very much and says that she has cast all thoirrhts of matrimony aside.
Over in Paris, France, Ruth Zimmerman is a designer. Her dress styles
are known from the east to the west: from the north to the south. Ruth al-
ways tries to make fancy dresses.
Harry Fisher is a scientist and at present he is working on aiship that
will take man to the moon safely and surely. Harry firmly believes it can
he done if people try hard enough. May luck be with Harry!
Marjorie Ehlers is married to Melvin Slone and they are living on a
farm near Edgewood, Illinois. They have had many struggles to keep font
ol' debt -.luring drouth years but nevertheless they are happy and contented.
In Dallas. Texas, Ella May Beccue is teaching music in theiHigh School.
She is well liked having been there since her graduation from the Il. of I.
Elnora Harsch is living at her father's. She does work in the old home
town and takes an interest in the sports that -occur there.
Several times I have received "The Altamont Herald published by El-
wood Hasemeier. I welcome this paper because it is full of the news from
Altamont and the surrounding country. Many of the'names are strange
and the names of the folks I knew get more scarce every day.
And the Democratic senator from the 23rd I'fmnf1'ressional District of Illi-
nois is none other than Hugh Tipsword. How people were fooled when they
said. 'tllugh Tipsword will never amount to anything"!
On a large dairy farm near Elwood. Illinois Margaret Seyferth Heisehmidt
is kept busy seeing that everything is clean. Albert Henry and Margaret
were married shortly after graduation. To this union two boys were born
and they have proved very helpful to their father even when they were just
And the supervisor of the children's ward at St. Luke's Hospital Chicago.
Illinois is none other than Uleta Hites. It was always f'leta's desire to work
with the voung children and now she is very happy to know that she has
done what she set out to do.
VVell. our class wasn't so had as people thought it would be. Out of the
27 there were no criminals or law-breakers. VVe all have done a good work
even though some of us have nat received world wide recognition. VVe are
confident that there will never be a class that will excel as our great class
BUILD FOR CHARAACTER
NOT FOR FAME
Character is that something of which we are all possessors. A good
character is something that can not be easily attained that is, by mere turn.-
ing of the hand. We are known by our character, and it is through it that
the world points us with its huge brush. Uharacter is that engraving which
we leave cn the minds of other individuals. We alone are responsible for it.
No other person can mold our own lives.
Character is that which has to be built. lt has to be built on solid founda-
tion, so t.hat it can not be swept away by the sands of time. We are adding
to our character each day as we travel slowly down the avenue of life. ln.
building we must not forget that the greatest of men were those who built.
with care, and not in a slip-shod manner in order to become famous. "Build
l'or tame and you become proud and vain."
'l'o become famous you must first possess a good character-a character
that is not stained and blotted with mire, but one that is clean and' nnmarred
by the sears of this life.
To build a good character we must work diligently and not seek fame.
lf we have built a character that will stand the test, eventually we will be-
come famous. But after all what can be achieved of becoming famous, it we
have no good character to back it.'l
Let us then start building with a mighty aim seeking that which cannot
from us-Character. -Martha Schroeder.
WHY DO WE GO T0 SCHOOL!
"To please the teachers"-Pets.
"To have fun"-Jack heitzell.
"To reduce"-Mary C. Vondenboseh.
"To learn to Cook"-Elnora Harsch.
"To pass time"-Hugh Tipsword.
"To play basketball"-Warren Dunn.
' ' 'l'o learn' '-Earl Tappendorf.
create excitement ' '-Helen Rockwell.
None of your business"-Cyril Patterson.
"l wozider' A-Oscar Schroeder.
"To see Marthagene"-Linder Devore.
"To learn standards of life"-Martha Scliroeder.
"Get out of work"-Edwin Tappan.
"Get over my bashfulness"-Ruth Zimmerman.
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"Search me"-Melvin Slone.
"To kid the teachers -Alvin Ferchow.
"To exercise',--Marian Fmfrock.
see girls"-Harry Fischer.
"Why do you reckon"-Doris Frazer.
"To work"fMiriam Ehlers.
"To giggle"-Margaret Seyferth.
"To type"-Cleta Hites.
"'?'o be brilliant"-Marjorie Ehlers.
"Because I have to"-Ella Mae Beccue.
"To act. intelligent"-Elwood Hasemeier.
"To make friends"-Pauline Mills.
love Juniors and Sophomoresn-Harold Zander.
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JUNIOR GLASS HJ S'1'OR.Y
--'PHE JITNIORS KNow nlrr 'runv noN"r ksow 'runv kNoW"
Four score and sixteen weeks ago, their teachers brought forth upon
this high school a new class, con.ceived in wisdom, and dedicated to the propo-
sition that all classes are created unequal. Now they were engaged in a.
great struggleg testing whether that class, or any class so conceived and so
dedicated eould achieve school supremacy.
They were met in a great review of that struggle. They here dedicate
a portion of this annual as a final record of those who contributed toward
the success of that class. lt is altogether fitting and proper that they do this.
ln the beginning, as Freshmen, their wavering footsteps were guided by
the mighty upperclassmen. Through the paths of knowledge they were con.-
ducted by their sponsor, Miss Stibbins. The following officers were eleeted:
Mae Walker, president: Charles Haker, viee president: Harold Bauer, treas-
urerg and James Russell, secretary.
The social events that year included a weiner roast. a kid party. and a
l'pon re-entering school the upperclassmen discovered that they had
increased mightily in wisdom and self-confidence, since the fall of 1935. The
officers elected were: Jack Wilson, president, Harold Bauer, vice president:
Walter Cooley, secretaryg and Junior Rehwald, treasurer. The Sophomores
gave the Freshmen a Hallowe'en party. Their sponsor. Miss Ftibbins, ae-
cepted a position in lndiana at the end of the first semester so Miss Haefele
was then their sponsor.
Then they were Juniors. School opened September l. 1936 with thirty-
one enrolled in the Junior class. They were amazed when they saw how their
number had decreased but they eould not allow themselves to mourn long
about the loss for they were forced to turn their attention to the great task
remaining before them and work with added zeal. The class eleeted the fol-
lowing officers: Marthagene James. presidentg Junior Rehwald. viee presi-
dent: Virginia Smith, secretary: and Gilbert Becker, treasurer.
The soeial events of this Vear are each and everv one worth l'9IIlt'Yllllt'l'lll"'.
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October elvenmv, along with the Seniors. where they had a most en ovable
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time. The planning of the Junior and Senior banquet was great fun even if
there was a great deal of work. The Seniors found the Juniors very good
TOP PICTURE flieft to R-ightl :-Top row: Rehwald, Becker, MeNary, Oliver,
Fourth row: Stiee, Rhodes, Alwerdt., Haker, Davis, J. Wilson.
Third row: Mery, Smith, Andrews, Schumacher, Vogel. F. Koeberlein.
Second row: Mesnard, Zimmerman, Love, Klitzing, James, P. Smith.
First, row: Zimmerman, Oder, Clow, Ambuehl, and Miss I-Iaefeleg sponsor.
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SOPHOMORE CLASS HISTORY
-"PHE sorHoMoaEs lJON"l' KNOW BUT THEY THINK THEY KNOW"
September 1935 the Altamont Uomnninity High School seemed to be in
the nature of a reunion for most of the students who flocked up the broad
steps and into the red brick building. 'l'here were a few shy, uncertain girls
and several bashful, awkward boys hesitating on the walk or loafing in the
halls. The older students were glancing about significantly at the newcomers
in that tantalizing manner that spelled condescension. Sophomores, Juniors,
and Seniors were recognizing Freshmen and remarking. "You can tell them
at a glance."
After they became acquainted with one another they chose the following
officers: President, Harold Matlockg Vice president, Howard llnnng and Sec-
retary-treasurer. Twila Jane Bolin. Miss Ragland was appoin.ted sponsor.
The social. events that year included a weiner roast, a Hallowe 'en party.
and a spring party. H
ln September 1936 the Sophomores did not have to be told where to go
but they were helping the Freshmen by telling them the rules and where to
go. Ever since the fall of 1935 when they entered their high school, career as
Freshmen, they were very active in promoting the interests of the school in
every organization. They felt it had been Well worth their effort to make
this school year as suceexssful as it has been.
The following officers were elected: President, John. Pearceg Vice presi-
dent. Twila Jane Rolinq Secretary, Lois James: Treasurer, Robert Ricknell:
and Miss Ragland was sponsor. ,
Besides being in social activities they had a weiner roast in the fall.
with the Freshmen.
l30'l"l70M l'lUT1'RE CI.eft to Righti :-Top row: NV. Schumacher, t'. Seltzer,
Morris, Pearce, Logue, N. Burrow, H. Dunn. A
Fourth row: Hites, Kirchhoff, Braasch, VVendling, 11. James, L. Klitzing.
Third' row: Brauer, Schmandt, G.,Wi1son, A. Burrow, Bicknell, Ag Zim-
merman, Grobengieser. .
Second row: Goers, boar. Bolin, Bechtel. zachea, Schorseh.
First row: Roedelll, K. Mesnard. C. W.. Klitzing, E..,Klitzin.g, Stice, and
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ANSWERS T0 QUESTIONS ON CITIZENSHIP
' ' Russia. ' '
"Why did you leave Russia?"
"Because l eouldn't take it with nief'
"VVhere were your forefathers born?"
"I had only on.e father."
" Your business 1? "
" Rotten. ' '
"Where is Washington?"
"He is dead."
"Mr. Haag, do you promise to support the Iinited States?"
"How can l with a wife and six kids?"
"What state are you in?"
'A Terrible. ' '
"Now Mr. Haag, if the president and vice president would die who
would take charge?"
"NVho discovered America?"
' ' Columbus. ' '
"Where is he?"
"Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?"
"At the bottom."
"Were you ever convicted of cri111e?"
"No, I have a good lawyer."
"Do you know why the hand of the Statue of Iiiberty is eleven inches?"
"Yes, if they had made it 12 inches it would havebeen a foot."
"This is all Mr. Haagf,
"When will l get my papers?"
"They will cost you' S5.00.f' 1
"Oi-Oi, I knew there wasia catch in it somewhere."
FRESHMAN CLASS HISTORY
THE FRESHMEN DON 'T KNOW AND THEY KNOW THEY DONT KNOW
Just look at the following picture page and you 'll see a picture with the
largest Freshie class that ever came to A. C. H. S. They were not only the
largest class but the prettiest, the brightest, the happiest, the most loyal,
the homeliest, the most popular, and the healthiest class that eiver appeared
at A. O. H. S.
When they had become accustomed to their different school and strange
surroundings, a class meeting was called for the election of officers. The
officers elected were: Eugene Bauer, president, Catherine Koeberlein, vice
president, Nadine Burrow, secretary, and Helen liurkhardt, treasurer. Miss
Hearn was appointed the sponsor.
On October 21, 1936 they had a Weiner roast with the Sophomores in. the
gymnasium on' account of the rain.
The Freshmen were well represented in the activities of the school. Some
of them were i11 the Boys' G-lee Club, Girls' Glee Club. Student Uouueil, Boys'
Quartette, Operetta, Racket Staff, and Orchestra.
The, Freshmen have hoqmcs that they will continue to be the largest class
next year and in. the two succeeding years.
TOP l'lO'l'llRE theft to Rightj:-Top row: A. Taylor, K. Schroeder, Me-
Donald, A. Taylor, J. Rhodes, H. Klitzing, Devantier, Muchow, E. Bauer.
Fifth row: Krueger, li, Holmes, M. Rhodes, F. Ferehow, C. Koeberlein,
E. Tucker, Myers, N. Burrow.
Fourth row: Stuckemeyer, Lindsey, Dickman. Wagener. A. Zimmerman,
Ewald. Sutter, Baker, Wurl.
Third row: G. Tucker, R-oedl, Dale Taylor, Robertson. F. Hasemeier, E.
Devorc, J. Seltzer, Hanklns.
Second row: Miss Hearn, sponsor, Stettbacher, Burkhardt, Fombs. Byrkit,
O. Ehlers. N. Ehlers, M. Mitchell, Kilzer.
First row: Koss, Buzzard, B. Mitchell. Heliden.. Grant. Oder, G. Tappeu-
dorf, J. Rec:-ue, Stalling.
The Assembly of the A. C. H. S. faces the east and the seats are arranged
in nine rows with eighteen seats to a row running east and west. The teacher 's
desk is in the front of the room, the library at the back, and the magizine
rack is in the southwest corner. At the back of the room is a lon.g table where
the D and E students indulge in connversation. and the magazine rack is the
Freshmank haven of Paradise.
The students are arranged in the order of their standing. Starting at the
right we find the Seniors, then the Juniors, Sophomores, and last, but not.
least, the big shots of the school. We have a very fine library in our school
with books ranging from the life of Julius Caesar to the works of William
Makepeace Thacherav. All the students have enjoyed these masterpieces of
literature. There are several pictures of famous men along the Freshmen 's
side which probably accounts for the brillian.t behavior and recitations of
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THE ALTOTQ STA EE I
Although they have often groaned just behold the pleasant countenance
of this staff. No group could be found that would have a better spirit of
Many times they were met with discouragement, obstacles, and disap-
pointment. Even this trouble was small compared with their desire to publish
a year book that would bring back memories of their days in A. C. H. S. and
also recall many old acquaintances.
Since the year book is published each of us are proud of it and have
a deep satisfaction because we feel we have done a great work and a task
that our lower classmates will appreciate.
Three years ago thc studen.ts felt that gl school paper would add much
to the school spirit and also create enjoyment.
ln the two preceding years the school paper was typed and then run
off on the ditto machine. This paper was very good but it was found that
after 100 or more copies were run off the words were hard to distinguish.
With this in mind they decided to have it printed and it was decided to
have Mr. Schorsch do the printing.
Our paper. was published every two weeks in thc insidc of the Altamont
News. Every student looked forward to this publication and felt that it was
After we students are old and gray and our eyes fall upon the old, yellow
sheets of tlns paper, many memories will be recalled of the days when we
had a part in school activities.
One of the most important and interesting features of our school is
our library. lt is under the supervision of Miss t'onstance Pierson, who is
assisted by several student librarians. The school library ls a complete source
of knowledge, as well as it companion to the students an.d teachers. Many
books have been added to our list during the past term which arc highly
appreciated by everyone.
For knowledge of different subjects, our librarians can furnish you with
the following sources of which our library consists: Fiction hooks, Science,
Mathematics, Physics, Health Hygiene, Zoology, Foods, Geography, Music,
Clothing, General Literature, Drama, English Literature, Latin, Ancieiit.
American and Modern History, European History, Dictionaries, Various
magazines, and Encyclopedias. These different divisions can be used for ref-
erence. evereyday practical reading. and enjoyment. as well as being bene-
ficial to the students.
Our library always looks nice and is always given proper care. It is
highly prized by the entire Community.
ALTOIS STAFF PICTURE
TOP " -eft to Right J :-Standing: Tappendorf, Frazer, Ehlers.
Sl m, Beccue.
...us . lerson, sponsor, Devore, Miriam Ehlers, Ferehow. Seyferth.
RACKET STAFF PICTURE
MIDDIIE I'lfl'l'I'RE Ql.eft to Riglltlz-Standing: Klitzing, Tappendorf,
Slone, Frazer, K. Schroeder, H. Dunn, VVilson. Ehlers, Klitzing.
Seated: M. James, Becker, Devore, Vondenbosuh, Ferehow, and Miss
PICTURE OF EIBRARIANS
B0'l"l'OM Q Left to Right J :--Standing: Eder, P. Smith, llove, Kirchhoff, I..
Holmes, Schumacher, ll. JaInes,, F. Keel, '11, A, jurrow, Goers.
Seated: Miss Pierson, sponsor, FV Rockwell, Frazer, Braaseh,
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BY EDGAR A. GUEST
lly the troubles y'ou have met
By the griefs which you have borne,
By the heartache and regret,
And the bleeding from the thorn,
On the cruel forge of strife
You shall shape a lovelier life.
Souls are made by hammer blows
And the batterings of fate,
He who on.lv nleasure knows
Never can be truly great,
All our faith, and all our pride
Must be very often tried.
Youth has beauty of its own,
Smiles make lovely any face.
But the heart which much has known
Has a richer touch of grace,
Out of trial, out of grief
Glows the splendor of belief.
On the anvil of the years
Must our characters be wrought,
By our heartaches and our tears
, We are won to gentler thought,
Out of suffering We .find '
The true glory of mankind.
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The Juniors presented their class play, "Here Comes Charlie," on October
23. The play was a success in every way.
Larry Elliott, a kindly young fellow of twenty-four, agrees to adopt a
girl ot' SGVPIIIPGII, tllinkillg he is adopting a boy. Uharlie, the adopted child,
turns out to be a real "hill-billy" but adorable alld quick to learn. After
causing quite a SPl1S?li'l0ll and turning the house "topsy-tul'vy" she goes to
a refilled school to beconle a lady. VVhen Charlie returns she is quite an edu-
cated person an.d XVlllS the heart of everyone, llll'lllll'll1gQ' Larry.
The following were on the production staff: Edna Klitzing. Bonnie An-
drews, Yerle Mesnard. Mary Love. Pearl Anlbuelll, Macklyn Peters, and
"THE THA HOUSE OF SING LO"
Business is dull at the Tea House of Sillg llo, due to the t'0l1S9I'VHi'lSIl'l of
the owner, who detests II10llPI'1l advertising methods. J. Mortimer Maxwell.
proprietor of "Sho-Glo" Electric Signs, arrives to capture the China market,
accompanied by his wife. his daughter, June, and his salesman, Bert McKee,
who aspires to XVlll June's hand. Goaded by Bert, Maxwell agrees to the
lnarriage provided Bert proves his llnsiness mettle by selling a sigll to Sing
llo, wllo has givell orders to have all salesmen. thrown out. June suggests to
Sing Lo daughters the idea of increasing' business by interesting fashionable
patrolls, and reconlmends a reception in honor of the new AIH9l'll'Elll Consul.
Hon.. Alexander Appletree. Bert is mistaken for the Consul, alld is enter-
tained with elaborate 09l'l'H10lly at the Tea Houseg while Appletree. arriving
later, is thrown out by the porter. Bert insists on an electric sign, Hllll Sing
llo. fearing he will lose the favor of the supposed Consul. reluctantly departs
from the UIISTOIIIS of his ancestors and signs the profferred contract. Bert
lVlllS his bride, the real Consul is plaeatel because of Sing llo's progressive
hnsilless policy. and the prosperity of the Tea House is assured.
DRAMATIU CLUB PLAY
As has llt'PlI the custom, the Dramatic Club presented a play during May.
The play they chose was "Soup to Nuts."
Doctor Manny Pilski, a progressive llealtll specialist. has conceived the
idea of Opt-'lllllg a dietetic sanitorium on the Ualifornia desert XVll9l'9 lneals
are served ill the form of concentrated pellets. Starting on a snlall Scale with
Miss Rice, the cllief attendallt, and Hotfoot. a colored porter, he expects the
busilless to grow witll leaps and bounds, and it does. Among the first guests
are Mrs. Beams. a society matron, wllo brings her lovely daughter Veronica
Beams, for a course of treatments. and two mysterious patients. Lincoln Lewis
and Trudy Trudello. Trudy is a. movie 11119911 who loves Olllv one thing better
tlla11 her dear public. and that's herself. Things begin to disappear from the
laboratory, alld Doctor Pilski sends to Los Angeles for a detective. Bob
Bemlillgtoll arrives on the scene to solve the mysterious tllefts illlll runs slap
ll!-lllgl' illto his sweetheart. Veronica, witll whom he has quarreled. Veronica
decides fo teach Bob a lesson, so slle plays up. to handsome David Strong, all
Olympic games contender, who has come to the sanitorium to get away from
too much food. David is quite pleased with Veroniea's attention but gets
into a mess when Claire Dalton, his fiancee, and her aunt, Selena Uatehwell,
appear on the scenef. Things go from had to worse as Damon Goodfellow
arrives with his bag full of chronic gronch. Violent dislikes are formed, with
all of the patients trying to avoid each other. In the meantime, Doctor
l'ilski receives from a Russian friend, three sample hottles of "emotional
pellets." These are laheled 'Angerf 'llovef an.d 'Trnth,' and the colors
correspond with l'ilski's food pellets. Ry accident the 'Anger' pellets are
served for luncheon. and when they take effect, pandemoninm reigns. Losing:
control of their tempers, the patients hoil with rage. VVhen. the hedlam
reaches a point beyond endurance, someone serves the 'Love' pellets for
dinner. They work, and howl The world is full of affection and it all
seems concentrated in. l'ilski's sanitorinnl. Then comes the lTrnth' pellets.
and the facts that are disclosed are more than startling. The 'truth costs
everyone a great deal hnt gives them hack their self-respect, and their mates.
which is more than fair play.
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TOP l'ltlTllRE Clleft to Rightj: Haker, Raner, li. James tsnhstituting for
Jaklel, Stice, Rehwald, F. Koeherlein, M, James, Mery. Smith, and Wilson.
Nlllllllllfl l'lt'Tl'RE Qlieft to Rightl z-Top row: -l. lieccne, E. Schorsch, R.
Bicknell, H. Davis, W. Sclnnnacher. -l. Rhodes, Vharles Haker. F. Rhodes.
F. Hasemeier, M. Goers.
Second row: l'. Alllllllljlll, D. Mery, M. James, F. Koeherlein, J. Byrkit.
l'. Koeherlein, V. Smith, N. Burrow, M. Vondenhoseh, Il. Rnrkhardt, M.
Braner, H. Rockwell, ll. Grohengrieser, Miss McCord, director.
First row: A. Burrow, D. Schumacher, li. llevorc, E. l.oar, E. Bauer, D.
l"razer. -l. Seltzer, ll. James. and H. Fischer.
DRAMATIC' CLUB PLAY CAST
IQOTTOM P1C'1'URE Clleft to Rightl: Rehwald, Rockwell, Ferchow, Zander.
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This year the orchastra was organized under the direction of our new
music instructor, Miss Mary l.ouise Mct'ord. We started out with an alto-
gether different view toward music than we had had in. our previous years.
At our first rehearsal we had a number of set rules presented before the
organization whicl1 we were to obey and practice during '36 and '2l7.
The officers which were chosen for 1936-37 were President, Doris Frazer,
Vice President, Evelyn lloarq Sec.-Treas., Uatherine 'Koeberleinq Head Li-
brarian, Virginia Smith, Assistant Ilibrarian, Betty Stiee: Reporter, Virginia
Zachag Business Manager, Miriam Ehlers.
The orchestra has been quite an educational feature in our high school
for quite a n.umber of years. They have appeared at many entertainments,
and they gave a spring concert on May 14th.
GIRLS' AND BOYS' GIJEIC ULUB
This group of young people were interested in developing their voices
an.d hope to do this through the training received in the glee clubs which
were under the direction of Miss McCord.
During the year they found that by music many different words could
be expressed--gay, sorrow, despair, hope, faith. Throughout the year these
groups have appeared in public. For tl1e operetta and also for the commence-
ment exercises, Miss McCord selected students from these organizations
The officers of the Boys' Glee Club are: President, Jerome Seltzer:
Secretary-Treasurer, Ernest Schorsch Jr.g Librarian, Robert Bicknellg Assis-
tant Librarian. Fred Hasemeierg Reporter, Eugene Bauer.
The officers for the First Girls' tllee t'lub are: President, Virginia Smith:
Vice-President, Twila Jane Boling Secretary-Treasurer. Helen Rockwell:
Pianist, Mariam Ehlers.
From the Second Girls' Glee Club we have the following officers:
President, Martha Schroederg Vice-President, Helen Zinnnerniang Secretary-
Treasurer, Nadine Iinrrowg Pianist. Helen Burkhardt.
As the school year ends, each individual feels that he has.accomplislled
a worthwhile task and benefited in a small way from the instruction given
by Miss Mcf'ord.
Every student who has studied music knows it is easy to sing with a
group but it is very difficult to carry an independent part unless one has
natural talent. However we have four boys who have been able to do both
of these thin.gs.
These boys have tried, to do their bsst in entertaining and bringing en-
joyment and we feel that they have succeeded. When life is almost over,
they will recall these pleasant days when they worked together.
The members of the quartette are: Eugene Bauer, first tenorg Linder
Devore, second tenorg Jerome Seltzer, first bassg and Kenneth Schroeder,
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Seated: Loar, Ehlers, V. Smith, Frazer, Zacha, P. Smith, Bicknell, Stiee,
Mesnard, Seltzer, E. Hasemeier, Mesnard. Koeherlein, Stiee, Goers.
GIRLS' GLEE CLUB PlO'l'IlIiE
SECOND l'Il"l'llRE theft to Rightj :-Top row: Holmes, Myers, Wendlingr,
Braaseh, Rhodes, C. Koeherlein, Ferehow, Schumacher, Tucker, Smith,
Zinnnerinan, F. Koeberlein, Ehlers, Zaeha.
Second row: Bvrkit, Grohengieser, Rockwell, Combs, Vogel, Mery. James,
Frazer Sehmandt, Schroeder, Zimmerman, M. Ehlers, Kilzer.
First row: O. Ehlers, N. Ehlers, Stetthaeher, Bechtel, M. James, lioar,
Klitzingr, Brauer, Bolin, Burkhardt, Amhuehl, Oder, Miss Mt-Ford.
BOYS' GLEE ULITB l'lU'l'llRE
THIRD l'lU'l'l'RE theft to Righty 1-Back row: Schumacher, Stice F. Rhodes
J. Rhodes, Halcer, Devore, Bauer, Schroeder.
First row: Miss Ragland, Schorsch, Seltzer, Bicknell, Davis, Hasenieier
Ooers, Bea-cue, Miss McCord, director.
BOYS' QllAR'l'E'l"l'E l'll"l'liRE
BO'l"l'OM l'll"l'l'RE Cl.eft to Rigrhtj :-Bauer, Devore, Seltzer, Schroeder.
BY EDWARD R-OWIJAND Sllili
'l'his l beheld, or dreamed it in a dream :-
'l'here spread a cloud of 'dust along a plain,
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner
VVavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
A craven hung along the hattle's edge,
And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel-
That blue blade that the kinf.:'s Son bears,-but this
Blunt thing-l" he snapt, and flung it from his hand,
And lowering crept away and left the field.
Then came the kingr's son, wounded, sore hestead,
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword, , ,.
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand, 4
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Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down, " 3.
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s P o R T s
The Altamont Community High School major sport activity is basket-
ball. lt has been the drawing ticket in sports for ma11y years, and will
probably continue so in the future. Mr. Haag, who has been coaching the
high school sports for the past two years, was eagerly awaiting the present
First practice was called about two weeks before the first game of the
season, and the students 'showed their interest in the game, by having nearly
fifty students out for the first night of practice. The squad was cut down
after one week of practice to fifteen members. The local fans expected
much from this years' high school team as t'our lettermen would return
from last years' strong squad, to repeat their skill this season. The four
lettermen around which coach would build up his team were: Captain L.
Devore. VVarren Dunn. Alvin Ferchow, and Melvin Stone. These four play-
ers l1ad played in many basketball games and know the technique from start
to finish. Other players who made a good showing in the previous year, and'
would be back on the squad again are: Howard Dunn, John Pearce, Oscar
Schroeder, and VValter Cooley. A hopeful player from Beecher City, Harold
Zander, would be out 'this Year to do his best to make the high school team.
After two weeks of practice and severe training, the team was ready
to face the outcome of their first game on November 7. This first game
presented a double header in which two differenft high school teams would
seek victory against the local high school team. The high school reserves
defeated Edgewood high school and the first team defeated Mulberry Grove
Many fans thought that 'the team just couldn't be beaten, but they were
given their first defeat by Greenup on November 10, by the score of 221 to 10.
Our boys failed to take advantage of their free throws and, therefore. an-
nexed their first defeat to their record for the year.
A successful journey was made to Mulberry Grove on an unlucky day.
Friday 13 of November, with a victory of 26 to 11. Ferchow realized l.is
position as center, and made a majority of the points to complete the victory.
The local high school team was to play the first conference game with
Uowdeu on November 19, which resulted in a victory for the t'owdeu boys.
Tl1e score was 18 to 22. The team 's fast break failed to connect and Cowden
was capable of holding a small lead throughout the game.
The Alumni lost a close and exciting game to the Varsity on November
25, by the score of 31 to 30. Alvin Ferchow, and tlapttain Dcvore were largely
responsible for the scoring with 23 points between the two players.
On December 1. the home team lost a hard-fought game to Kinmundy.
with the score reading 2-l to 27. Kinmundy has a tall and fast team and
these advantages somtimes account for the ending decision.
High School lost another close game to Neoga. December 4. by the score
of 22 to 25. This game was their second conference defeat in as many games.
Their third conference game with Stewardson, on December 0, resulted in
their first victory in the standings. Altamont won this game from Steward-
son. 28 to 25 in one overtime.
On December 12, the local team lost to the strong Centralia team, 21 to
43 and thus our team was onlv plaving 5f'0 nercent basketball as the Don-
ference Tournament drew near. Coach Haag changed the starting lineup
after this game. by moving Dunn to the forward position with Devore. and
these two forwards soev- created a combination that was hard to surpass.
After the change. the bovs won 10 games in succession. and then lost again
to the s-eutherners from Centralir. The te-un eoinpleted its scheduled games
by winning the last five an.d set a record of winning sixteen out of seventeen
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The annual National Trail Conference tournament was held at Browns-
town, December 17, 18, and 19. In this tournament, Altamont was successful
in defending their championship gained in the tournament of 'the previous
year, and again took first. place honors by winning out in. the finals against
Neoga 33 to 30. Our basketball team won the tournament by defea'ting St.
Elmo, Vowden, and Neoga in that order. Altamont fans saw the high school
playing their best in the tournament and extended many congratulations.
The Illinois High School District Tournament was held at Altamont on
Feln-nary 25, 26, and 27. Teams who participated :it the district were: Shum-
way, llieterieh, Watson, Beecher City, Montrose, Edgefwood, Mason, Bible
Grove, and Sigel. Mason defeated Montrose 19 to 15 in the finals on Satur-
day night, to win the district. These two teams took part in. the Regional
at Effingham, March 4, 5, and 6. Mason played Teutopolis and Montrose
Effingham won the Regional Tournament by defeating Teutopolis 23 to
18. Altamont defeated Mon.trose 62 to 21 in the first round of the tourney.
but lost out in the semifinals to Effingham by the score of 22 to 31.
INTRA-MVR-AL BASKET BALL
Students interested in basketball were given a chance to play in. intra-
mural basket ball. Seven teams were organized from the list of students
interested, including six players on each team. During the season each
team played one game with the other and a standing of the results were kept.
The team that won the most games would receive metals for eaeh of its
members. The final standings are as fellows:
TEAM Won Lost
.laek Leitzell's Team 5 4
Harry Fist-her's Team 4 2
VVarren. St'l1llIll2lCl!PI'lS Tc am 4 2
Vaal Tappendorf's Team 3 3
Charles Logue's Team 3 3
Edward Kli1zing's Team 2 4
Charles Seltzdr's Team 0 6
BASKET BALL- FIRST TEAM PICTURE
TOP PICTURE Cheft to Rightj 1-Standing: E. L. Haag, eoaeh, H. Dunn. J.
Rehwald, Q. Cooley, and H. Fischer and K. Schroeder. managers.
Seated: O. Schroeder, M. Slone. W. Dunn, L. Devore, eaptaing A. Fer-
chow, -l. Pearce. and H. Zander.
BASKET BALL-SECOND TEAM PICTURE
BOTTOM I'If'T'llRE flieft to Rightl :-Top row: Beccue, Tucker, Roefll. D.
Taylor, Hankins, Koss, Stalling.
Second row: Baker, Muehow, H. Klitzing, A. Burrow, A. Taylor. Davis.
First row: F. Hasemeier, Bicknell. Devantier, Alwerdt. Morris, Charles
Seltzer, W. Schumacher.
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BA.SKET'BALL RECORD FOR 1936-37
A. C. H. S. 30 Mulberry Grove 26
A. C. H. S. 19 Greenup 22
A. C. H. S. 26 Mulberry Grove 11
A. C. H. S. 18 Uowden 22
A. C. H. S. 31 Alumni 30
A. U. H. S. 24 Kinmundy 27
A. C. H. S. 22 Neoga 25
A. U. H. S. 28 Stewardson 25
A. U. H. S. 21 Pentralia 43
A. ll. H. S. 31 St. Elmo 22
A. U. H. S. 49 Stewardson 26
A. U. H. S. 35 Kinmuudv 31
A. U. H. S. 32 'l'e11tonolis 19
A. U. H. S. 27 Brownstown 16
A. U. H. S. 32 Newton 15
A. C. H. S. 37 St. Elmo 25
A. U. H. S. 25 Uentralia 44
A. U. H. S. 48 Brownstown 27
A. U. H. S. 32 Neoga 26
A. U. H. S. 34 Vowden 15
A. V. H. S. 28 Greenup 23
A. U. H. S. 47 Telltopolis 28
NATIONAL TRAIL 'l'O1'RNAMEN'l' GAMES
A. U. H. S. 41 St. Elmo 20
A. U. H. S. 29 Uowden 14
A. f'. H. S. 33 Neoga 30
REGIONAL 'l'Ol'HNAMEN'l' GAMLS .
A. U. H. S. 62 Montrose 21
A. U. H. S. 21 l?ffingham 32
'l'he High St-hool Softball team was organized at the beginning of the
school year. The first game was played with Beecher City. which proved to
be an easy victory for the Altamont team. During the season we defeated
Howden. Stewardson twice, St. Elmo, and lost to Brownstown and St. Elmo.
F9l'l'llOXV, Devore, and Slone shared the position on the mound throughout
the season. Other players and their respective positions are: Schroeder 3b.
Dunn ss, Zander 2b, Ferehow 1b, Taylor rf, 'l'appen.dorf lf, and Oliver ef.
Bicknell. Klitzing. and Seltzer were substitutes.
On Saturday, October 3, Altamont was host of 3 high school softball
tournament. Six sehools of the National Trail Clonferenee took part in the
tournament. The first game was played Saturday morning, between Browns-
town and St. Elmo and was won by St. Elmo 5 to 4. The seeond game was
won by Stewardson, beating Oowden 7 to 5. St. Elmo then defeated Neoga
by a score of -l to 2 and Altamont defeated Stewardson by the score of 4 to 3.
In the afternoon, Neoga defeated Brownstown 4 to 1 and Altamont defeated
St. Elmo. St. Elmo defeated Neoga in the semifinals and were now privileged
to play Altamont for the title.
St. Elmo won the championship by defeating our boys twiee, Saturday
evening, by the Score of 14 to 10 and 7 to 4. After the tournament the softball
season came to a close with the exception of some intramural games.
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SECOND TEAM RECORD 1936-37
Altamont Reserves 35 Edgewood H. S. 16
Altamont Reserves 22 Greenup Reserves 19
Altamont Reserves 7 Mulberry Grove Reserves 21
Altamont Reserves 13 t'owden Reserves 7
Altamont Reserves 1.6 Alumni Reserves 12
Altamont Reserves 22 Kinmundy Reserves 26
Altamont Reserves 16 Neoga Reserves 10
Altamont Reserves 16 Stewardson 6
Altamont Reserves 10 Fentralia Reserves 63
Altamont Reserves 17 St. Elmo Reserves 19
Nltamont Reserves 40 Sfewardson Reserves 16
Altamont Reserves 23 Kinmundy Reserves 16
Altamon.t Reserves 13 Teutopolis Reserves 32
Altamont. Reserves 14 Rrownstown Reserves 21
Altamont Reserves 18 St. Elmo Reserves 20
Altamont Reserves 28 Reeeher City H. S. 9
Altamont Reserves 14 Rrownstewn Reserves 16
Altamont Reserves 21 Veoga Reserves 23
Altamont Reserves 22 Powden Reserves 16
Altan-out Reserves 19 Creenup Reserves 21
Altamont Reserves 33 Teutopolis Reserves 29
A FEW BASKET BALL FACTS
In the individual scoring reeord for this season, Alvin Ferehow led the
team with a total of 326 points. Warren Dunn was seeond with 229 points.
Captain Devore was third with 172 points.
Altamont lligh Sehool Reserves played the preliminary games thoughout
the basketball season. During the season, the second team won 11 games and
lost 10. Although their reeord is not like the first team 's, these boys gained
experience whieh will be lienefieial to them in their following years of hasket-
hall. Most of the players who eomposed the seeond squad were underelass-
iuen.,!who pi-olwhlv will he haf-li to show the value of their experienee gained
through these second team games.
On Mareh 11, the Junior girls won the elass haskethall tournament.
NATIONAL TRAIL CONFERENFE STANDINGS
Altamont again tied for first placehonors in the National Trail standings
with Neoga. These two high school teams won 10 games and suffered two
defeats. ' ln the previous year the conference ended in a deadloek between
Altamont and Teutopolis high schools with 11 victories and one defeat. Al-
tamont defeated Neoga, on tha loeal hardwood for Neoga's first eouferenee loss
and a week later.Rrowustown. handed themwtheir second sethack, thereby
eausing two teamstoshare first place. Teutopolis finished in second place
with 8 victories and 4 defeats. '
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THE DRAMATIC CLUB
This organization which we call our Dramatic Club has been ot' vital
interest to students for the past several years. This club is under the very
capable leadership of Miss Constance Pierson and with her as our directress
we accomplished many worth while things during the year.
The elub met as usual in Se1.tc'mber and elected the following officers:
President, Linder Devoreg Vice-President, Margaret Syferthg Secretary,
Helen Roekwellg Trasurer, Harold Zander: Club Reporter, Mary Catherine
Yondenbosch. The following people were chosen for the program committee:
Earl Tappendorf, Helen Rockwell. Elwood Hasemeier and Martha Schroeder
for the entire year.
The purpose of this club is to prepare interested students for publie
speaking, dranlatical gestures, eostuming. acting and make-up. lt is educa-
tional as well as valuably interesting. lt offers many opportunities to the
student who will grasp them.
One of its greatest and most memorable aeeomplislunents was the Dra-
matic Club play which was presented during the last week of school.
The Senior Class of 1937 and their capable sponsor, Miss t'onstan.ce
Pierson, organized a club known as the Book f'lub. The purpose of this
club was to give the students a greater opportunity to read books. A book
was assigned to be read and reported on at each meeting. Toward' the close
of the year two and three books were reported on at each meeting in order
to finish the required list. This club took the place of reading two novels
a week for a period of six Weeks.
Miss Pierson's l1o111e was agreed upon as a meeting place and seven
o'elock was chosen as the time. When the question arose as to how often
we should meet, it was decided that one meetin.g 3 month would be sufficent.
After the Senior Ulass had all arrived, the reports oft the evening were given
and then comments and opinions followed. These book clubs have proved
to be a social event as well as an occasion at which each person. may express
NVQ- believe this club was very profitable and hope the Seniors of the
"Class of 'RST will follow our plan.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
livery girl interested in Athletics joined this organization. Many bene-
fits were received from this, but the greatest was the promotion of health
by hikes and various out door sports.
Early in the fall the girls took hikes. On each hike they would go a
little farther than they had gone on the previous one. Many times the
weather prevented the hikes and as a result they did not get to go as
far as they had planned at the first of the year.
On May 6 they entertained the basketball boys, cheer leaders and the
managers to a pienic at Young's Grove.
They have enjoyed the good times they had while working and hiking
together and feel the time given to the Girls' Athletic Association was
IJRAMATHT CLUB PIUTITRE
TOP PICTUR-E theft to Righty- Top row Hasemeiei R l ll
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Fourth row: Fischer, Davis, Patterson, Devore Slone Stice
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Second row: Rockwell, Zander Dunn Bet-cue Scln l
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First row: Miss Pierson, sponsor, Tappendorf, Frazer, James, Oder.
GIRLS' ATHLETIC' ASSOCIATION PIt"'l'I'R.E
BOTTOM Plt'TllRE tl eft t R'
J - . o lgllfli--T011 Row: Zimmerman, Smith,
Andrews, Harsch, James.
Third Row: Beccue, Frazer, Koeberlein, Mery, Zimmerman..
Second Row: Schroeder, James, Ehlers, Grobengieser.
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' ' COM. PEN SATION ' '
BY RALPH WALDO EMERSON
"Nature hates monopolies and exceptions."
Hilllllllgls refuse to be mis-managed long."
"Each on.e is an entire emblem of human life of its l
f , .' gooc and ill, its
trials. its enemies, its course. and its end."
"You can not do wrong without suffering wrong. at last each must pay
his own debt."
"A great man is always willing to be little."
"Death is not it privation but a guide."
' ' SELF RELI ANCE ' '
BY RALPH VVALDO EMER-SON
"God will not have his work made manifest by cowards."
"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string."
"My life is for itself and not for a spectacle."
What l must do is all that concerns me. noti what the people think."
"W f ' - ' - ' '
e pass or what vse are. flldldt't9l' teaches above our wills."
t'VVe are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune. afraid of death, and afraid
of each other."
Perseverance is the "open sesame" to the door of success. Self-confidence
is tl lf J '
18 ony one from NVl11Ch you can learn. the password. Self-confidence is
Mother of perseverance and perseverance is the Mother of success.
The true friend thinks first of the other one.
If you think you are able you generally are.
Do not take toworrow's cares to bed with you tonight.
Do not sigh for other worlds to conquer until you have' mastered yourself.
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With the aid of our most learned instructor, RV. B. Casey, the principal
of A. l'. ll. S.. we have procured and hope to apply many of the rudiments
of the great field of Physics.
The first semester we delved into the secrets of machines, heat and
en.erg'jr and liquids. ln the study of machines we started with the simple
lever and developed into many more intricate aids to the human strength.
Through the applying of heat and energy to levers, we have an engine capable
of producing much horse power. The steam engin.e is a good example of
this. Through the use of the firebox, we have heat. the eneregy of which is
put in the water, producing steam. this works the lever which turns the wheel
that moves the engine and so, it is very much, like the house that Jack built.
We may think that an engine of this kind, while it seetmks very etomplicated
to the layman, is very simple to anyone who wishes to study 3 few of the
elementary facts. We learned that heat may be transferred in many different
ways: and how to prevent the transferring of heat when we need to. It is
transit rred by convection.. conduction and radiation. There were luany other
minor points such as this the first. semester.
The second semester was taken up with electrical energy and ways and
means of measuring it, using it, and producing it. We also had a touch of
sound waves, through the atmosphere and through more solid matter.
In our study of electricity we began with the Leyden jar, a simple
storage battery and worked up to electric motors and multicellcd batteries.
We think everyone profits from this course, even though students are
given the impression that it is a very difficult and complicated course.
I VOMM ERUI A li SUBJ ECTS
Several years ago the need for a Commercial Department was seen so
typing and shorthand courses were offered in addition to bookkeeping which
had previously been taught. Mr. Haag has taught these subjects during the
past three years.
From these subjects we learned cooperation and also that accuracy out-
weighs speed in any line.
Commercial students participated in many contests from which they de-
rived pleasure. experince and made new acquaintances.
Although most of us may never use these Subjects as a means of a. living
we will have something to depend upon should we be in need of financial
On Saturday, Feb. 27, the following studentw from the Altamont Uom-
munity High Sehool t"ommereial Classes went to Shelbyville to the Invitation-
al l'ontest: Juniors-Doris Mery. Virginia Smith, Florence Koberlein, Martha-
gene James, and Junior Rehwaldg and Seniors-Doris Frazer. Helen Rockwell.
Marv Uatharine Vondenbosch. Rosalie Zimmerman, Linder Devore, Earl Tap-
pendorf and Harold Zanders. .Of the 20 schools represented Altamont took
first place. They won a beautiful cup and several of the students received
ribbons for individual honors.
Thev returned home, proud of the honor we had won for Altamont and
determined to win. at the District Fontest, to he held in two weeks. This con-
test was held at Vandalia. The Same group of students went. Here, again, we
won first place. The school received a large certificate and the students re-
ceived small certifieates as individual honors.
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After two more weeks of practice in Typing and Shorthand, the
students who won first or second place at Yandalia were taken to Decatur.
Here, at the Sectional, Contest, we met with much competition. Although, we
didn 't take first place, we did make a good showing. Mr. Haag, our Commercial
Teacher, said he wished we could have taken first place but was proud of t.he
record we did make.
U The Commercial students wish to thank Mr. Haag for the excellent train-
ing we have received in typing, shorthaixd and bookkeeping and the wonderful
tnne we had at the party he gave for the students who participated in the
PHYSICS CLASS PICTURE
'l'0P I'lC'l'l'RE theft to Riglitj :-Back row: Patterson, Vogel, Alwerdt,
'l'ipsword, Stice, Mr. Casey, teacher.
Second row: Cooley, Slone, Smith.
First row: McNary, Davis, Yan Alst, Andrews, Oder, Oliver.
SECOND YEAR TYPING CLASS PICTURE
li0'l"l'0M PICTURE flift to Rightj:-Back row: Haag, teaeher. Dunn.
Fisher, J. 'l'appendorf.
Seeond row: Ferchow, Vondenbosch, Ehlers, Devore.
First row: Schroeder, Zimmerman, Tappendorf, Frazer, Rockwell.
MY COMMENTS ON A. C. H. S.
Last fall l entered the A. C. H. S. as green as a Freshman, only in
reality a Senior. My mind was in a whirl. What had this school to offer that
I had previously never had? Foods, Typewriting, Shorthand, and dozens of
other features that mean so much to the advanced student.
The pupils and faculty were extremely kind and considerate. Along with
all of its advantages, Altamont makes you feel at home-as if you belonged
to the "gang," You are allowed to join any of the activities you desire. Two
of the best features of the school are the publication of the Altois and the
My only regret is that I didn't become a member of your happy gang
sooner. I see now the many opportunities I have missed by attemling a small-
er school. Altamont has taught me the art of getting along with other peo-
ple and to enjoy life to its fullest extent by always being in a good humor.
1t's the School that teaches you everything.
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HOM E ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
This course deals with the planning, preparation and service of a meal.
We also studied menu planning, home management, marketing, and the wise
buying oi foods, the food value ol' the different foods, the planning of a
child's meal and meals for a convalescent.
During the year several dinners were planned, prepared, and served by
different groups ol girls and each girl of the class was in one group. These
dinners were given by the Faculty at their expense and were prepared by
the Foods class. Among the dinners given during the year were the
''Mother-Daughter" Banquet, and the Faculty and School Board dinner.
FOODS ACTIVITIES FOR THE YEAR
SEPTEMBER-Exllibit of projects, Home Economies t'lub organized:
ltrograms for the year completed.
OCTOBER'-Pie Supper given by the Home Economics Club.
NOVEMBER-Girls entered cheese contest, Three of the girls received
irlzes: Alumni given 'l ea at the Home Coming.
DECEMBER-l'hristmas party for first an.d second graders, Vlolhing
class made gifts for this party.
JANVARY-Dinner for Facultyg Quilt made by the Clothing girls for
FEBRI 'AR-Y-l Dinner for Faculty.
MARCH-Basketball boys were given a Chili Supper hy the Fam-ultyg
Buffet Dinner for the Faculty.
APR-lli-Dorothy Schumacher won first prize in the Essay Vontestg
Mary Love won second and Florence Koeherlein won tlurd.
MAY-"Mother and Daughter" Banquet: Junior and Senior Banquet,
Exhibit and Style Show, Cake Baking contest sponsored by Rumford Baking
HOME ECONOMICS Clil l B
This year a Home Economics Club under the direction of Miss Haefele
was organized with the following officers: President, Bonnie Andrews, First
Vice President, Patricia Jakleg Second Vice President, Twila Jane Bolin,
Secretary, Evelyn Loarg Treasurer, Edna Klitzing, Reporter, Rosalie Zim-
merman. Program committee: Dorothy Schumacher, and Ella May Beccue.
All the girls of the Foods and Clothing Class were members, and three other
upper classmen namely, Doris Mery, Rosalie Zimmerman and Marjorie Ehlers.
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CLOTH ING CLASS
This eourse deals with the eonstruetion of clothing, ehoiee of eolor and
styles and the eare of clothing.
During the year the girls have made lingerie, print dresses and blouses.
The girls who are more advanced made garments which were more advanced
than the other garments made. Besides these things we learn.ed the im-
portant faetors of good grooming in relation to health and pleasing ap-
pearance. how to spend our money, the most economically in relation to our
Miss Haefele has been our capable instructor during the year and we
hope that we have learned mueh whieh will help us later on after our high
sehozml days are over.
" FOODS CENTENNIAII'
During the summer eaeh girl is assigned a project to aeeomplish by the
beginning of the following school year. These projects are exhibited eaeh
fall. We have found this work to be very interesting as well as very profitable.
Through this plan we are given a chance to show what we are capable
doing. All of the projeets are under the supervision of Miss Haefele.
Vl'e entered a contest which was sponsored by the Kraft Cheese Fo. In
this eontest we were given a list of supplies available and from this list
we were to plan a menu for each meal for one Week, and we were supposed
to include as many dishes using eheese as possible. VVe found this to be
quite interesting and three of our girls received a prize of SBI each. namely,
Mary Ruth Love, Verle Mesnard, and Dorothy Schumacher. This year our
club was represented at the Home Economics Rally Day at Yandalia. Several
of our girls took exhibits, and entered the contests. Two of our girls received
ribbons in the judging eontest namely. Rosalie Braaseh and lietty Stiee.
FOODS ULASS I'It"l'l'RE
TOP PIt"l'l'RE tlleft to Rightl :-Baek Row: Seyferth, Schumacher. Love.
Ilarseh. Vogel, Y. Smith. H. Zimmerman. Y. Mesnard. B. Andrews.
Second Row: Miss Haefele. Edna Klitzing. f'leta Hites. Pauline Mills.
First Row: F. Koeberlein, R. Zimmerman, I'. Smith. R. Zimmerman, M.
James, Pearl Ambuehl.
CLOTH ING ULASS PICTURE
BOTTOM PICTURE tlieft to Rightj :-Back Row: VV. Hites, Vllendling, L.
James, Miss Haefele, teacher, Braasch.
Second Row: Roedell, Loar, Bolin, L. Klitzing.
First Row: Zacha, Kirchhoff, Stice, Schmandt, A. Zimmerman.
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C A L E N D A R.
1-Back to school for nine months of study and fun.. More Freshmen
Sl-Seniors are displaying their class rings.
ll-Senior class was organized. .
16-Miss McCord entertained us with selections on her Marimba.
18-Sen.ior's chose invitations.
22-Junior-Senior Vlleiner Roast 'at Young's Grove. Splendid time.
29-Orchestra organized. VVe'rc expecting some fine music.
lt--'Entertained by Edward Reno, Magician.. He 'sorta' fooled us. Fresh-
men class organized.
..-Charles VVright gives interesting talk to the students. First G. A. A.
hike, four-mile. The girls noticed some after-effects.
--Altamont takes second place in. soft ball tournament at Altamont.
5, 6-First six weeks exams. Don 't cram too much.
7-First issue of the "Racket," lt's not so bad.
7. 8, 9-Vacation. 'l'eachers have to learn more.
19'-First six-mile G. A. A. hike. The girls are beginning to enjoy xralkinw
21-Freshmen-Sophomore weiner roast in gym because of rain..
23-Junior Class Play "Here Comes Charlie" a success.
30-Assembly holds "Straw Vote". Republicans won. Cheer leaders
elected. Members of the orchestra and friends enjoyed a Hallowe'en party
5-Pie Supper, sponsored by Home Ee. Club. Everyone had a swell time.
-Hurrah! No school-just one day vacation.
7--First Basket Ball game. Defeated Edgewood and Mulberry Grove.
8,1-l-National Education week observed.
10--Altamont. loses to Greenup. Second game and first loss.
ll-Armistice Day. American Legion Auxiliary entertains.
lil-Red Cross talks. Boys' Glee Club and Senior Dramatic Club organized.
Altamont victorious at Mulberry Grove.
18-Combined Junior and Senior Dramatic Club meeting.
I9-Altamont defeated at Cowden.
25-Homecoming program and ten in afternoon. At night the High School
defeated the Alumni. Sorry, but it had to be done.
26, 27-Thanksfriving vacation. Don.'t eat too much turkey.
30-First meeting of the Senior Book Club at Miss Pierson 's home.
l-Altamont lost to Kinmundv. Where's your pep?
3-Altois staff elected. Entertained by a harpist.. Mr. Eaganz.
-l-Altamont at Neoga. VVe were defeated again.
Sl-Defeated Stewardson. VVho said we couldn't win?
ll-Drew names for the Christmas gift exchange. lmproved assembly singing.
l2-Altamont defeated at Centralia.
16. l7-First and second grades given a Christmas party by the Home Ec.
19-Altamont won National 'l'rail Tournament at Erownstown.
21-Miss Haefele was hostess to the High School teachcrg and the Home
Economics Club at a 'llheatre Party.
'?Il-Santa Claus visited High School.
I24eCln'istmas program given by students. Merry Christmas! Enjoy
your vacation. '
4-Happy New Year! Did you make some good resolutions?
8-Victorious over St. Elmo.
15-f'I'lllPSf9l' exams. Did you get exempted?
li-Played Stewardson and Won.
--liinmundy there. Defeated them.
20-Students and teachers listened to broadcast of President Roosevelt's in-
all Q'UI'tlfl0ll 09111111 Olfly.
-Altamont at Teutopolis. VVon again.
-The lady teachers entertained the basketball boys and other faculty
members to a ehili supper.
-Members of H. S. orchestra presented a short program to the students
30-Newt on here. Altamont victorious.
2-Senior Book Club at Miss Pierson 's.
it-Members of the H. S. and Grade School faeulty enjoy' banquet served by
the Foods Class.
Defeated St. Elmo here.
6-Altamont lost to Centralia again.
Sl-X ietorioug over Brownstown.
l3-Senior-Junior Valentine party enjoyed by all present.
I9-Victorious over Cowden.
-Entertained by Grade School to a VVasbington program.
-4-Altamont defeated Teutopolis in last game of the season.
4-Altamont defeated Montrose in tournament at Effingham.
5-Altamont lost to Effingham in tournament at Effingham.
ll-Haagmen defeated by Chevrolet Team.
ln--Itasketlmall squad attended banquet at Mattoon.
lf,-Varation-Tnstitute at Effingham.
.25--Greenville College Male Quartette entertained.
-Mr. Casey made boys change shirts beeause they were on. backwards.
.p--Seniors went to VOCATIONAI. GVIDANCE CONFERENCE AT CASEY.
9-High Sc-bool Dperetta, "The Tea House. of Sing Lo," presented. Essay
Contest. sponsored by Student Council, closed.
I0-Won trophy and ribbons at Coirmereial Contest at Shelbyville. Home
Es-rmoniies Rally at Vandalia. '
lil-Mr. and Mrs. Haag entertained the Commereial Teams.
16-Pix-tures taken for THE ALTOIS.
24-Commereial Teams won District Contest at Vandalia.
530-A. C. H. S. Students broadcast over VVDZ Tuscola..
-Sectional Commercial Contest at Decatur.
l-'-Open house. Orchestra concert.
22-Junior-Senior banquet. Baseball game with Windsor at Altamont.
28-Dramatic Club Play.
31-Commencement. Goodbye, schoolmates.
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Oscar: "Wliy yes sweetheart."
Doris F.: "Then pick up my gloves."
Miriam E.: "How long have I talked. my watch has stopped?"
Miss Hearn: "There is a calendar on. the wall."
If you ean't laugh at the jokes of the age,
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Miss Ilaefele: "Leave the room!"
Sklz Slone: "1 have no desire to take it with me."
Miss llierson: "I will answer no questions during this exam."
Melvin. Slone: t'Shake. Neither will Il"
Helen Roekwell: "For two cents, l'd kiss you."
VVarren. Dunn: "Well, here's fifty eentsg let 's get going."
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Doris Frazer: "VVhat makes vou so male toda Helen?"
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Sy Patterson: 'Ll'l'hen we're not the only elass that 's dumb."
Miss Pierson: "Tell me one or two things about John Milton."
Junior Rehwald: "VVell he got married and he wrote 'Paradise Lost.'
Then lns wife died and he wrote, 'Paradise R8g8llltxll'.q'
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Mrs. Casey: "VVelI, it shouldn't. l burned it a little, but l put vaseline
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Little Boy: "Mamma, what makes daddy 's head so bald?"
Mother: "I4eeause he thinks so much, dear."
Little Boy: l"l'hen why do you have so much hair, mamma?"
Mother: "Get on with your breakfast."
Miss Pierson: 'tHow many of Shakespeare 's plays have you read?"
t'y Patterson: "Eleven"
Miss Pierson.: "Name them."
i'y: " "l'en Nights in a Bar-Room' and g'l'he Merehant of Yeniee'."
Harold Bauer: t'Go.sl1, l had a narrow eseape last night."
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l saw it was my t0e.',
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your arm around her waist and-"
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