Anna Jonesboro High School - Wildcat Lair Yearbook (Anna, IL)
- Class of 1944
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Four school years are at an end for the class of 1944.
Tl-IE YEAR is here for 92 seniors who, but a short time aqo,
were aoinq through the Freshman initiation. The Words of
Roy Elam, the president of the class during its first eventful
year still ring reminiscently in our ears. "We may he qreen,
but we're qrowinqln
Thus we did qrow from mere meophytes to sober old
seniors. Many of our original number are now in their
So that the names of these, our comrades, and those
who preceeded them in freedom's fiqht may forever have
a hallowed place in the annals of A-I, we proudly present
the l944 edition of "An-lo-Co-l-li."
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Located in the environs of the A-I campus, is one of the
most unique outdoor auditoriums to be found anywhere in the
United States. Known as the Ravine Theater its terraced slopes
provide great seating capacity, and the excellent acoustic prop-
erties enable the music department to present concerts in a spot
ot rare scenic beauty. Ornamental trees and shrubs, presented
by various graduating classes further enhance its natural beauty.
Favorable weather sees the commencement exercises pre-
sented in the Ravine Theater, and the beautiful stage lends
greatly to the enjoyment ot the activities.
Mary D, Wingate Charles Lewis Ann Leib Gerald Engelhart
Bill Abernathy I-Ufliue Gunn Gilbert Cherrick lerry Grant
The "An-lo-Co-Hi" ot 1944 was a project of the journalism
class ot A-I. Members ot the staii chosen to staff the publica-
tion were Charles Lewis, editorp Ann Leib, assistant editorg Gil-
bert Cherrick, photography manager, Gerald Engelhart, circula-
tion managerp Lucille Gunn, business managerg and Bill Aber-
nathy, advertising manager.
War conditions presented the staff with a considerable
problem, and this book could not have been produced but for
the patient and unrelenting efforts of Mary D. Wingate, the
journalism instructor who very graciously consented to helping
the students when they proposed having an annual.
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W- P- HCITDQF. Dr. B. V. Rife L. W. Brown
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Conrad Casper Will Llrlqle, R. L. McConnell,
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. G. ASKEW sf - Mathematics ana'
B. Ed., Eastern Illinois State Teach-
ers College, M. S., University of Il-
CLARA A. BARTOW - Mathematics,
A. B., Yankton Colleqep Graduate
Work, University of Chicago,
Northwestern Universityy Univer-
sity of Southern California, and
Colorado State College of Educa-
VIRGINIA BRADLEY -- Commerce
B. M., MacMurray College, Bradley
Polytechnic Commerce Institute,
Western Illinois State Teachers
Colleqe, University of Southern
California, University of Denver.
EMMA BRICKEY - Social Science
Ed. B., Southern Illinois State
Teachers College: M. A., Univer-
sity ot Illinois, Graduate Work,
University ot Iowa.
RUBY G. BATEMAN 7 Physical
B. S. and M. A., George Peabody
School for Teachers.
ELIZABETH BUELI.. - Science
B. Ed., Southern Illinois Normal
University: M. A., Oberlin College.
EDNA T. GORDON - English,
B. S. and M. A., Northwestern
University, Graduate Work, Uni-
versity ot Iowa, University of Min-
MARY E. HOLMES A Vocational
B. Ed., Southern Illinois State
Teachers College, Graduate Work,
Colorado State College, Columbia
PAUL HOUGI-ITON - Coach,
B. S. and M. S., University of Il-
OLIVER K. LOOMIS - Vocational
B. S. and M. S., University Of Illi-
BILLIE PEELER - Custodian
MOLLIE PENNINGER - School Nurse
Illinois Traininq School.
ARISCEL REESE - Commerce
B. Ed., Southerin Illinois Normal
ETI-'IEL O. RHODES - Vocational
B. S. in Education, Southeast Mis-
souri State Teachers Colleqeg Vo!
cational I-Iome Economics, Missouri
ELLA PICKLES SANDERS - English
B. Ed., Southern Illinois Normal
University: University of Chicago,
University of Illinois, University of
RITA SCHWARTZ - Music
B. A., Central Y. M. C. A.
MARY EVELYN SIVIA -- English, Foreign
B. Ed., Southern Illinois Normal Univer-
sity: M. A., University of Wisconsin:
Graduate Work, Sarbonne.
DAVID M. STROUP - Assistant Coach,
B. S., Southern Illinois Normal University:
,A. M., University of Illinois: Graduate
Work, Washington University.
MARY D. WINGATE - English and
B. A., University of lowag M. A., Boston
MRS. HERBERT WRIGHT - English and
B. S. in Education, Southeast Missouri
State Collegey Wisconsin University, Co-
ROSCOE SMICK - Custodian
AGNES SMICK - Secretary
MAXINE KING - Secretary
R. L. MCCONNELL
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Carroll Belcher, Bill Abernathy, Nancy Davis, Phyllis Vaughan
PI9SlCl9I1t ViC9-PI'9SiClGI'1't Secretary Treasurer
We, the class of '44, who are about ready to leave our dearly beloved
high school, pause for a few moments to look over the cherished memories of
our last four years.
As green Freshmen, we entered A-I., September 1940, with 164 students.
Our hopes were high and our intentions were commendable, but yet we
were a little frightened of the big, bad, Seniors and teachers, about whom
we had heard many stories. As time went on we found these so-called "bad"
people were a fine, outstanding class of boys and girls, men and women.
We held our first election with the following officers elected: Boy Elam, presi-
dentp Anna lane Duck, vice-president, Martha lane Weiss, secretary, lane
Tripp, treasurer. The Freshman deans were: Mrs. Ella lane Pickles Sanders:
Miss Mary Holmes: Miss Iosephine Bunchg Marshall Howell: and Paul Hough-
ton. We had many great experiences and one of them was when our small,
but mighty, president stood up before his first assembly and said, "We may
be green, but we're growing." That one speech carried us through the first
year without any difficulty.
ln September, 1941, we became gay, young sophomores. We had be-
come accustomed to the school, and now we felt that we were really an im-
portant part of it. Again we held our election of officers with the following
results: Bichard Stephens, presidentg Martha lane Weiss, vice-president: Betty
Ellen Horn, secretaryg Wanda Lee Smithson, treasurer. In place of Mr. Howell,
we had a new dean Samuel Hill. The activities of our class were numerous
with many of us taking part in the Speech Plays, showing what they had to
offer in the line of talent. We were also very proud of the fact that we had
contributed several boys to both the football and basketball teams. Another
thing that happened this year was' that on the day of December 8, 1941,
our country went to war against lapan and Germany. This was to affect
our class in the future because of the induction of some of our boys to fight
for "Uncle Sam."
ln September, 1942, we entered A-l., as jolly Iuniors. We were jolly
because now we were upperclassmen. We felt important because this year,
finished successfully, would mark achievement on our steady climb in high
school. There were the important things such as the Iunior-Senior reception
and the lunior play. As in the past year, officers were elected at the begin-
ning of the year. They were as follows: Bill Bobins, president: Betty Davis,
vice-presidentg Martha lane Weiss, secretary: Kathryn Appel, treasurer. We
started out to raise money. Our finest financial success was the Iunior play,
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"The Daring Young Man," with the cast as follows: Roy Elam, Sussette Wil-
son, Amy Dee Rudolph, Allen Rudolph, Iane Harper, Bill Robins, Martha Iane
Casper, Charles McDaniel, Houston Casper, Betty Horn, Claudia I. Hill, Gil-
bert Cherrick, Ernestine Vincent, Bob Hill, and Anna May Wahl. After the
play came the Iunior-Senior reception which was a big success. The
gym was beautifully decorated in the theme of a flower garden. The
reception was well attended and turned out to be one of the grandest eve-
nings ever spent at A-I. The Iunior year also marked another asset to us
because of having three boys from the Iunior class - William "Doc" Aber-
nathy, "Moon" Pickett, and Carroll "Goofy" Belcher go to the state finals on
the A-I basketball team. This year we also had four members of our class
inducted into the armed forces. They were as follows: Roy Elam, Marines:
Keller Ioiner, Army: Byron Lasley, Armyp and Carl Pickett, Army. The four
boys left our school with the entire class backing them with their best wishes.
ln September, l943, 93 grave old Seniors entered the portals of A-I
to begin their last year of high school. There were many duties ahead of
the Seniors this year such as: having their pictures made, preparing for class
night, graduation, and many more activities which were to end the last of
our high school days. We started out the first of the year by electing class
officers. They were as follows: Carroll Belcher, presidentg Bill Abernathy,
vice-president: Nancy Davis, secretary: Phyllis Vaughn, treasurer. After this
came the appointing by the president of several committees for the different
duties to be performed this year. As in the past years, our Senior class was
well represented in the field of sports. Many of the Senior boys went out
and donned their football and basketball suits to represent A-I for their last
time. For our Senior Play, we selected the great Broadway hit, "The Man
Who Came to Dinner," with the following people in the cast: Sussette Wil-
son, Martha I. Casper, Gene Wright, Chares McDaniel, Amy Dee Rudolph,
Ann Leib, Anna Iane Duck, Lucille Gunn, Allen Rudolph, Phyllis Vaughn,
Ierry Grant, Iean Garrott, Nancy Davis, Leon Sweitzer, Bob Hill, Iane Harper,
Gilbert Cherrick, Iack Bizzel, Gerald Engelhart, Carol Henry, Virginia Caraker,
Wilberta Eastman, Claudia I. Hill, Millie Mae Brown, and Lovilla McKinney.
lt was one of the finest plays with the largest cast that had ever been presented
on the A-I stage. This year, we again lost a few of our boys to the armed
forces. They were as follows: Norval Kelly, Navy: Laverne Coffman, Army:
David Daisy, Navy: and Iack West, Army. Also, many of the Senior boys
have enlisted and will soon be ready to fight on the greatest team that has
ever been composed, the United States armed forces. May we all wish these
boys God's speed and pray they come home soon.
Now that most of us have completed our quest of knowledge that we
were intending to have, we leave A-I with the feeling that when our time
comes to help and work in this great democracy of ours, we will not fail.
As our class motto implies, "In Ourselves Our Future Lies," let us go forth
into the world and strive to do our best and to become the finest citizen that
we can become.
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rcll Belcher, lack Bizzel. Third Bow ee lohn Bostain, Gene Boyd, Shirley Boyd, Lawrence Boyer,
Buth Brimrn. Fourth Bow f Bonita Brown, Millie Mae Brown, Bevis Brown, Bill Bruchhauser,
Carl Butterfield, Houston Casper. Fifth Bow - Martha lane Casper, Patricia Casper, Virginia
Caralcer, Susan Chase, Gilbert Cherriclc, Pansyle Cline, Laverne Coffman.
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vel, Corel Henry. Tliird Row W- lerry Grant, Lucille Gunn, lriiio lloire, Vercr l-ldire, lorrie Horri-
er. Fourili Row -- Vllilbertcr Ecislrnoin, Evelyn Emery, Geruld Enqellicrri, lecrn Grrrrotl, lVlc1rq-
drel Gocdrncin, Vifilmd Grcfhom, Filth Row - - Bill Cole, Don Concml, Evcxlee Cross, Ndncy
Dciviss, Owen Davis, Francis Dodd, Anncr lcine Duclc.
3 Prrsl Row - Claudio I. l-llll, Fronlclln Hile-mon. Second Row S Chloelo Hoquo, Belly Horn
Ernrno Horn, Arvil Kimbro. Third Row Belly Kimbro, lonnos Lomer, Anno Loilo, Ruth Leisl
flhdrlos Lowln, Ponrlh Row - Edward Leird, Lorlino Lord, Charles lVlCDoniol, lohn Mclferon.
Lovollo Mclilnnoy, Gladys Miller, Fifth Row -7- Soroh Miller, Royrnond More-lond, Glen OS
liiiifl, Lronol Porr, lonros Piolqel, Colis Powles.
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Wilson. Third Row - lone Tripp, Evelyn Turner, Fdith Tweedy, Phyllis Vduqhn, Ernestine Vin-
cent. Fourth Row - Amy Dee Rudolph, Don Smith, Vtfondor Lee Smithson, Forrest Snead,
Leon Sweitzer, Morqoret Treece. Fifth Row - Shirley Romsey, Bonnie Rich, Gerald Rion, Vel-
nid Roberts, Bill Robins, Allen Rudolph,
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Basketball 3, 4: Football 2, 3, 4:
"C" Club 2, 3, 4: Press Club 4:
Annual Staff 4: Vice-Pres. Senior
Class 4: Captain of Football 4:
Co-Captain Basketball 4: Wau
Wauq Tauq 4.
ROB ERT ADAMS
KATHRY N APPEL
Student Council l: Pep Club 1, 2,
BRUCE B. BAUER
Basketball l, 2, 3, 4: Basketball
Co-Captain 4: Football 4: Speech
Plays 3: "C" Club 2, 3, 4: Pres.
"C" Club 4: Pres. Athletic Asso-
ciation 3: Boys Home Ec. Club 3,
4: Pres. of Senior Class 4: F.F.A.
Z, 3: Wau Wau Taug 4.
Wau Wau Taug 3: Senior Play
4: Football 4: "C" Club 4.
F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4: F.F.A. Officer 3,
4: Home Room Officer 3, 4.
F.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4: F.F.A. Sec. 3.
Student Council 3: Biology Club
3: Latin Club 2: Home Ec. Club
2: Senior Play 4.
Pep Club l, 2, 3, 4: Girl Sports
Manager 3, 4: Home Ec. Club 1.
MILLIE MAE BROWN
Latin Club 2: Home Ec. Club l,
2, 4: Home Room Pres. 1, 3: Sen-
ior Play 4: Girls Glee Club 1, 2.
Band l, 2, 3: Chorus l, 2: Pep
Club 1, 2, 3: Operetta l: Home
Room Officer 3.
Home Room Pres. 4: Boys Sport
Manager 4: Scratches Staff 4:
Boys Homemaking Club 4: Press
F.F.A. l, 2, 3, 4: President Home
MARTHA IANE CASPER
Board of Control 4: Student Coun-
cil 4: Athletic Associatiqn Secre-
tary 4: Iunicr Play 3: Sehior Play
4: National Honor Society 4: Lo-
cal Honor Society 2, 3, 4: Wau
Wau Taug 4.
Biology Club 2: Latin Club l, 2:
Pep Club l, 2, 3: Choir l, 3: Girls
Chorus l, 3.
Latin Club l, 2: Librarian 3: G.
A. A. 1: Speech play 3: Girls
Sports Manager l.
Pep Club l, 4: Home Ec. Club 2:
Speech Plays 3: Chorus l.
Local Honor Society l, 2, 3, 4:
National Honor Society 3, 4: Pres.
Student Council 4: Pres. Student
Congress 4: Board of Control 3:
Editor-in-Chief "Scratches" 4:
Wau Wau Taug 2, 3, 4: Quill
and Scroll 4: Press Club Letter
4: Senior Play 4: lunior Play 3:
Speech Plays 3: Annual Staff 4.
Iunior Play 3: Speech plays 4:
Scratches typist 4: Pep Club l.
2, 3, 4: Home Ec. Club l, 2, 3.
Latin Club l: Pep Club 4.
DON A. CONANT
F.F.A. l, Z, 3, 4: F.F,A. Officer 3,
4: Home room officer 2, 4: Stu-
dent Council 3.
Girls' Sport Manager l: Pep Club
l, 2, 3.
Class Secretary 4: Senior Play 4:
Football Oueen 4: Pep Club l, 2,
3, 4: Scratches typist 3.
F.F.A. 2, 3, 4.
FR ANCIS DODD
ANNA IANE DUCK
Vice-president Class l: G. A. A.
3, 4: Latin Club 3: Speech Play
3: Senior Play 4.
Home Ec. Club l, 2, 3, 4: G. A. A.
l, 2, 3, 4: Senior Play 4: Local
Honor Society 2.
"C" Club 4: Football 4: Annual
Staff 4: A-I Scratches Staff 4: Lo-
cal Honor Society l, 2, 3, 4: Ouill
and Scroll 4: Board of Control l.
2: Senior Play 4: Home room of-
ficer l, 3, 4: Press Club Letter 4:
Wau Wau Taua 4.
I. IEAN GARROTT
Local Honor Society 2, 3, 4: Na-
tional Honor Society 3, 4: Biology
Club 3, 4: Home Room Officer Z:
Senior Play 4: Speech Plays 3.
Home Ec. Club l, 2, 3, 4: Pep
Club I, 2.
Band l: Orchestra l: Latin Club
1, 2, 3, 4: Biology Club 3, 4: Lo-
cal Honor Society 2, 4: Pep Club
2, 3. 4: Annual Staff 4: Senior
Play 4: Wau Wau Tauq 4: Press
Club Letter 4: Quill and Scroll.
Ouill and Scroll 4: National Hon-
or Society 3, 4: Local Honor So-
ciety l, Z, 3, 4: Student Council
Z, 3, 4: Student Council President
3: Senior Play 4: lunior Play 3:
Annual Staff 4: Scratches Staff 4:
Press Club 4: Wau Wau Tauq 4.
Pep Club l, 2, 3, 4.
Local Honor Society I, 2, 3, 4:
G. A. A., l, 2, 3, 4: Wau Wau
Tauq 2, 3, 4: lunior Play 3: Sen-
ior Play 4: Sec. of Board of Con-
trol 4: Student Council 4.
Home Ec. Club l, 2, 3, 4: Home
room Officer 4.
Football Squad 2, 3, 4: "C" Club
2, 3, 4: Student Council 4: Pep
Club l, 2, 3: Boy's Home Ec. 4.
Pep Club 4: Speech Plays 3.
Football 4: Pep Club l, 2, 3, 4:
"C" Club 4: Student Council 3:
Senior Play 4: Wau Wau Tauq 4.
"C" Club 4: Band 1, 2, 3: Orches-
tra l, 2, 3: Press Club 3, 4: Pep
Club l, 2, 3, 4: Football Squad 4:
Scratches Staff 3.
Boys Home Ec. Club 4: Iunior
Play 3: Senior Play 4.
CLAUDIE IEANNE HILL
I-Icme Ec. Club l, 2, 3: lunicr Play
3: Speech Plays 3.
Home Room Secretary l, 2, 3:
Home Ec. Club 3.
BETTY ELLEN HORN
"Scratches" Typist 4: Speech Play
4: Senior Play 4: Iunior Play 3:
Home Room Officer 1, 2, 3, 4.
Home Room Treasurer 2: Pep
Club l, 2, 3, 4: Home Ec. Club
I, 2, 3: Speech Play 4: Iunior
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BETTY LOU KTMBRO
Home EC. Club l, 2, 3: Student
Council 4: Home Room O'ficer 2,
3: Senior Play 4: Girl's Badmin-
ton Champion 3.
Transfer from Cobden 4: Basket-
ball 4: "C" Club 4: Home Room
Transfer from Rock Island 3:
Scratches Staff 4: Annual Assist-
ant Editor 4: Home Room Officer
4: Latin Club Officer 4: Press
Club Letter 4: Senior Play 4: Ouill
and Scroll 4: Football Oueen's
Transferred frsm Vienna 4: Band
4: Pep Club 4: Home Room Sec-
CHARLES l. LEWIS
Football 3, 4: Ouill and Scroll 4:
Press Club Letter 4: Home room
Officer l, Z, 3, 4: "C" Club 3, 4:
"C" Club Treasurer 4: Student
Council l, 3, 4: Editor-in-Chief
"An-Io-Cc-Hi" 4: Sports Editor of
"Scratches" 4: Tennis l, 2: Wau
Wau Tauq, 4.
Football 4: Wau Wau Tauq 3, 4:
Local Honor Society l, 2, 3: Ten-
nis 2: Ouill and Scroll 3, 4: Press
Club 3, 4: Press Club Letter 3:
Band l: Orchestra I.
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Room Officer 2, 4, Senior Play 4,
G. A. A. I, 2, 4, Band I, 2, Or-
chestra 2, Girls Table Tennis
Champion 1, 2, Wau Wau Taug
Biology Club 3, lunior Play 3:
Senior Play 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
Wau Wau Taug 4.
Transfer from Alto Pass 4, Sen-
ior Play 4, I-Iomeroom Officer 4:
GLA DYS MILLER
Speech Plays 3 Home Room of-
ficer 3, Pep Club l, 4.
RAYMOND LEE MORELAND
Home Room Pres. 2, F.P.A. Pres.
3, F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Boys' Home
F.F.A. Z, 3, 4.
LIONEL I. PARR
Transferred from Cypress, Ill., 4,
Home Room President 4.
I AMES PICKEL
Band l, 2, 3, Home Room Treas-
Transferred from East Prairie, Mo.
4, Band 4, Orchestra 4, Chorus 4.
Latin Club I, 2, Biology Club 2:
Boys Home Room Manager 4.
Latin Club l, 2, 3, Chorus l, Or'
chestra 2, 3, Wau Wau Taug 4.
Student Council l, Z, Latin Club
l, 2, Latin Club Officer 4, Stu-
dent Council Officer 4, funior
Class Officer 3, Band l, Z, 3, 4:
Orchestra 2, 3, 4, Pres. Of Band
Club 4, Press Club Officer 4:
Scratches Staff 4.
Local Honor Society l, 2, 3, 4:
National Honor Society 3, 4, Sen-
ior Play 4, Iunior Play 3, Speech
Play 3, Wau Wau Taug I, 2, 3, 4,
Latin Club I, Z, 3, Biology Club
3, Board of Control 4.
AMY DEE RUDOLPH
National Honor Society 3, 4, Local
Honor Society 2, 3, 4, Wau Wau
Taug 3, 4, Senior Play, Iunior
Play, Speech Plays 3.
Wau Wau Taug 3, Home Room
WANDA LEE SMITHSON
President of Home Room 1, Class
Treasurer 2, Home Economics
Vice-President of Home Room 4.
Senior Play 4, "C" Club 4, Boys
MARGARET ANN TREECE
Latin Club I, 2.
Home Economics Club l, Z, 3, G.
A. A., Iunior Play 3, Assistant
Director of Speech Plays 3, Class
Treasurer l, Home Room Officer
1, Chorus 1, 2, Cheer Leader 3.
Home Ec. Club 1, Girls Chorus
I, Home Room Sec. I, Press
Club 2, Girls Sports Manager 4:
Local Honor Society 3, Senior
Play 4, Class Treasure 4, Home
Room Officer 4, Student Council
ERN ESTIN E VINCENT
Home Economics I, 2, 3, Iunior
Play 3, Chorus 1, 2.
MARTHA IANE WEISS
Sec. of Class Z, Vice-Pres. of
Class I, Sec. of Class 3, Home
Room Officer 4, Chorus l, 2, Stu-
dent Council 1, 4, Librarian 4.
Student Council 4, Caps and
Gown Committee 4.
Wau Wau Taug 2, 3, 4, Local
Honor Society I, 2, 3, 4, Football
Queen 3, lunior Play 3, Senior
Play 4, G. A. A. President 3:
Cheer Leader 1, 2, CSubstitute 31.
F.F.A. 1, Boy's Home Ec. Club 4,
Home Economics Club 3, Home Home Ec. Club 4, F.F.A. I, 2, 3, Senior Play 4, Orchestra l, 27
Room Officer l, 2, 3, 4. 4. Biology Club 2.
TUNIOR CLASS OFFICERS
Rex English President
Eddie Ioe Howenstein, Vice-president
Virginia Brimm, Secretary
Louis Karraker, Treasurer
unior Cfcwri .Mdfory
In the fall of 1941, l45 green freshmen entered the gates of dear old A-I.
The class deans Were: Miss Clara A. Bartow, Miss Hazel Dale, Miss Virginia
Bubeck, Mr. David Stroup, and Mr. Ray Williams. Bill Hartline was elected
a cheer-leader with lane Karraker and Eddie loe Howenstein being selected
for the Board of Control. The Class officers for 1941-42 were: Iohn S. Rendle-
man, Presidentp Dorothy Lee Conant, Vice-Presidentp Kathryn Stockman, Secre-
tary: and Ioy Van Amburg, Treasurer. Those who distinguished themselves
in the field of sports were Iohn S. Rendleman, Daryl Bishop, Wayne Dusch,
and lean Cunningham.
In the latter part of '42 we again entered the halls of A-I to begin our
second year. The instructors who were so kind to advise us Were: Mr. David
Stroup, Miss Clara Bartow, Miss Anna May Marble and Miss Hazel Dale.
The officers were: Eddie Ioe Howenstein, president: Bob Kohler, vice-president:
Iohnny Rayburn, secretary: Bill Hartline, treasurer. Iane Karraker and Don-
ald Manus were on the Board of Control. We also contributed several mem-
bers for both the football and basketball teams.
When We again entered the gates of A-I in the fall of 1943, We were
102 strong. The Faculty members to sponsor us this year Were: Miss Clara
Bartow, Miss Ethel Rhodes, Miss Ruby Bateman, and Mr. David Stroup. One
of the main events of the second year was the annual prom in honor of the
Our officers for 1943-44 Were: Rex Engli'sh, president: Eddie Ioe Howen-
stein, vice-president: Virginia Brimm, secretary, Louis Karraker, treasurer. We
were again represented in the field of sports by Wayne Dusch, Iohn S. Rendle-
man, lean Cunningham, Ernest Treece and Rex English. The Board of Con-
trol members were lean Iohnson and Donald Manus. lane Karraker was
president of the Athletic Association. We presented "Every Family Has One"
for our Iunior Play.
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2 --Mary Brooks, Robert Casey, Millicent Casper, Rosalee Casper, Alice Cavaness, lean Cunningham, Dortha
3 -- Dorothy Conant, Mary Lou Coonce, Helen Cruse, loe Davie, Freda Davis, Mildred Davis, Carroll Lee Dillow.
4 A Wayne Dusch, Margaret Duschl, Helen Eves, Rex English, William Eustler, Carl Ferrell, Charles Foster.
Row l - Maxine Mull, Louis Nimmo Helen Nordmeyer Etleen Peeler Charles Penrod Raymond Peters Ruth Platt
Row 2 -Iar1etPowles,Iohnny Rayburn Iohn S Rendleman Wilma Ron Betty Robins Pauline Schluter Catherine
ROW 3 - Betty Stamper, Clyde Stewart Katherine Stockman Pauline Switzer Mary Bel Toler Ernest Treece Ioy Van
Row 4 - Charles Vaughan, Ralph Wiley Ruby Wilkins Leatrtce Williams B111 Wilson Mary Wilson Kedron Woodard
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Yes, it was a beautiful September day in l942 when ll5 green fresh-
men started their four years of lonely wandering and book "lamina" in the
halls of A-I. At our first class meeting, guided and assisted by Mr. Loomis,
our chairman dean, and his assistants, Miss Sauer, Miss Brickey, Mr. Naff-
zigger and Mr. Askew, we elected class officers. Earl Smick was elected
president: Donald Wayne Boswell, vice-president: Dimple Elam, secretary:
and lim Williams, treasurer. As the saying goes, "Those were the good old
days." We had parties galore and were what you would call a "peppy"
class. Several of our boys went out for various sports and met with fair
success. At least, they were thought of as excellent prospects for the next
ln l943, only 74 sophomores made their way back to A-I for another year
of hard work. Some moved away, others went to work, and still others mar-
ried and, sad to say, left us. lim Williams, treasurer for the year of 1942-43,
was killed in an accident, and Charlie Navin was badly hurt. lim will always
be remembered by his classmates for his "sunny" disposition, willingness to
co-operate, and the fine attitude he had toward his class.
This year, under the leadership of Miss Brickey, chairman dean, Mrs.
Sivia, Miss Schwartz, Mr. Askew, and Mr. Loomis, We once again elected
class officers. There Wasn't much need, however, because Earl Smick was
elected president once again, Donald Wayne Boswell, vice-president, Dimple
Elam, secretary: and Katherine Williams, treasurer. fSounds like a pretty
neat racket, hul'1?l Several of our boys again went out for basketball and
football. This time, they were generally successful, placing six on varsity
May will end one more year for our class, and each and every member
will, no doubt, agree that this has been one enjoyable year for all.
First Bow - Geraldine Caraker, Pat
Brown, Mildred Casper, Betty Boyd,
Betty Bishop, Afton Brown.
Second Bow - Mr. Loomis, Betty Broad-
way, Iean Bauer, Betty Adams, Natalie
Arnunrud, Alice Bauer, Barbara Brown.
Third Bow A- Balph Bartruff, Bill Cates,
Murray Choate, Walter Aaron, Donald
First Bow - Betty Farrer, Dirnple Elam,
Norma lean Coffman, Marjorie Coombs,
Ieanetta Cunningham, Shirley Cross,
Second Bow f Miss Schwartz, Margetta
Fox, Bob Davis, Marathon Dodd, Har-
old English, Charles Ferguson, Donald
Frick, Earl Frick, Buby Earnhart.
First Bow - Eugene Isom, Ioyce Gunn,
Norma lean Lacy, Mrs. Sivia, Betty Io
Gillespie, T. I. Grantham.
Second Bow - Donald Hood, Leon
Kirkpatrick, Iim l-lileman, Bob Lingle,
Iohn Leib, loyce Iackson.
First Bow - Betty Bichardson, Betty
Bich, Ann Patterson, lane Bussell, Doris
Millis, Muriel Pruett, Wilma Musgrave.
Second Bow - Mr. Askew, Lee Boy
Bendleman, Iimmy Pearl, Carl McCar-
ver, Bill Modglin, Duane Pugh, lames
Martin, Iarnes Newton.
First Bow - Eleanor Wood, Barbara
Smith, Carol Venerable, Kathryn Wil-
liarns, Wanda Tucker, Betty Tripp.
Second Bow - Miss Brickey, Iunior
Verble, Earl Smick, Henry Sadler, Bob
White, Wanda Youngs.
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Monday, August 30, lQ43, one hundred fifty-two green
freshmen entered the halls of Anna-Ionesboro Community High
School. Everyone gathered in the study hall to sing "Where, Oh
Where" for the first time. The faculty was introduced and the
freshmen went to meet their new home room teachers and fresh-
men deans who were: Mrs. Edna Gordon, Miss Elizabeth Buell,
Miss Virginia Bradley, Miss Frances Hunsaker, and Mrs. Irene
School started with a "bang" for some of the boys. 'Those
who went out for football were: Donald Lewis, David Rendle-
man, Bob Bader, Bob Womick, and Boy Bendleman, with Don
Boyd and Bill Craft making the varsity.
Later the class officers were elected. They were: Nancy
Carter, president: Bill Craft, vice-president, Katherine Dusch, sec-
retaryg and Ernestine Tompkins, treasurer.
The freshmen cheerleader was Iohn Norman Keller. Our
class was also honored by having the senior class to select their
cheerleader from our class. Nancy Carter won the popular choice
of the seniors.
Two members added to the Board of Control from our class
were: David Bendleman and Bob Hindman.
Finally, after several successful enterprises, the freshmen
students of H43-44" completed their initial step in high school
and are ready to become known as "gay, young sophomores."
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First Bow - Pat Bryan, Dorothea Carvel Camille
Baker, Emma Lou Casper, Nancy Carter, Laverne
Bartruff, Barbara Brown.
Second Bow - Frances To Anderson, lane Boyd,
lane Cooper, Anita Boyd, Betty Calvert, Lois
Karraker, Charles Butterfield, Euqene Brothens,
Third Bow -- Eugene Byuam, Toe Boyd, Bill Cun-
ningham, Don Boyd, Donald Coffman, Bill Craft,
Durward Bean, Bill Bullock, Billy Ballard, BCIY
First Bow - Faye Haire, Maye Haire, Doris Hut-
ton, Katherine Dusch, Doris Hankla, Martha Day,
Fern Foster, Bonita johnson.
Second Bow -- Miss Buell, lay Tones, Ioan Graves,
Carmen Iohnson, LaCene Dillcw, Mary Earnhart,
Mary l-lileman, Mildred Hartline, Ernest Hunter,
Charles Francis Davis.
Third Bow - Harold Frazee, Charles Gardner,
Vlfesley lanes, Bobert Fletcher, Bill Davis, Billy
Bob Hileman, Bay I-less, Timmy Dodson.
First Bow - Mabel Merriman, LaBhue Marris,
Matilla Mclntosh, Sarah Morqan, Pat Lowrance,
Maxine Linqle, Miss Bradley.
Second Bow - Eileen McCommons, Davis Mi-
cheals, lohn Norman Keller, Donald Lewis, Lcuis
Kelley, Elva Mae Kina, Betty McDonald.
Third Bow -- Bob Kimbro, Carroll Lomis, lack
Keller, William Moreland, Wesley Morgan, Balph
First Bow -W Tom Peeler, Vanita Buth Bader,
Norma Gene Sellars, Donald Bendlernan, David
Bendleman, loe Peters, Bob Bader.
Second Bow -V Mrs. Winaate, Mary Alice Smith,
'Bosetta Pender, Berniece Sharp, Wanda Nichol-
son, Grace Sitter, Dee Smith.
Third Bow ---- Lloyd Sitter, Gordon Noble, Mark
Penninqer, Lynn Navin, Boy Bendleman.
Front Bow -- Bcse Ellen Townsend, Marilyn Wil-
liams, Ernistine Tompkins, Norma Tune Treece,
Frances White, Margaret Walker.
Second Bow - Naimo Winchester, Dorothy
Thompson, lflaryorie Ann Treece, Buth Wilson,
Barbara Stroup, Mrs. Wingate.
'Third Bow --- Bichard Stadelbacher, Carl Vorlzle,
Tommy Wilson, Bob Womick, Charles Vaughan,
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Since 1942, when tennis was dropped as a varsity sport, the only var-
sity sports have been football and basketball. Although track was dropped
several years ago at A-I, plans have been made to revive the sport this spring
and the school has entered track meets at Marion, Herrin, and other Illinois
schools. We regret that, at the time our annual goes to press, little informa-
tion is available on the progress of the Wildcat track team of 1944.
However, with only two varsity sports, the Anna-Ionesboro Wildcats
have received state-wide recognition in the past two years by sending two
consecutive basketball teams to the State Finals at Champaign and by field-
ing one of the outstanding football teams of Illinois in the season just past.
As an added honor, two members of both varsity teams were given the dis-
tinction of being selected in both the all-state basketball and football polls.
Carroll Belcher was given honorable mention on the all-state football team
and was then selected on the second all-state basketball team. Bill Aber-
nathy was given honorable mention on both the all-state football and basket-
ball teams. Probably the greatest claim to fame made by any A-I athlete
in the history of the school was made by Belcher, who, in the first game of
the 1944 State Basketball Tournament, set a new individual single game
scoring record for tournament play with 33 points against Marseilles.
In addition to the varsity sports, the school offers an extensive intra-
mural sports program under the supervision of Coach Paul Houghton. Touch
football, Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball "round robins" are carried on
between competitive home rooms while individual honors may be earned
in handball, table tennis, and badminton.
The Physical Education program at A-I consists of boys and girls classes
with each student being required to attend these classes twice a week. Boy's
classes combine calisthenics with many indoor and outdoor competitive
sports throughout the year. Girls classes consist of dancing, field hockey,
and many other sports.
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Football captain Basketball co-captain
David M. Stroup,
Bottom Row -Bill Craft, Gerald Engelhart, Donald Wayne Boswell, Bill Abernathy, Captain, Iean Cunningham Guy
Harris Edward Leird.
Second Row - Paul Houghton, Coach, Gerry Henson, Wayne Dusch, Carroll Belcher, Earnest Treece, Iohn S Ren
dleman Charles Lewis, lack Bizzell.
Third Row Y Fred Mull, Leon Sweitzer, Rex English, Bcb Davis, Carol Henry, Lawrence Boyer, lack West.
Top Bow - Carl Butterfield, Carl Garrott, Carl Ferrell, Don Boyd, Ralph Lyerla, Marathon Dodd, Lee Roy Rendleman
Completing the l943 football season with a record of six victories and
only two defeats, the Anna-Ionesboro Wildcats thus compiled the most out-
standing record of any recent A-I football team. This record consisted of four
victories over conference opponents. The defeats were at the hands of Murphys-
boro, the conference champion, and Eldorado, a strong non-conference team.
ln conference play, the Wildcats finished in second place with four vic-
tories and one defeat. Murphysboro went through their second successive
undefeated conference season to again become conference champion. The
"title" game played here on November 5 between the Wildcats and Murphys-
boro ended in a 13-6 victory for the Bed Devils. This game was played before
the largest football crowd in A-I history.
Halfback Carroll Belcher led all Wildcat scorers with nine touchdowns
and two extra points for a total of 56 points. Belcher was closely followed by
Captain Bill Abernathy, who accounted for eight touchdowns and five extra
points for a total of 53 points. Abernathy, however, was largely responsible
for seven other scores with his accurate passing.
The Wildcats placed three men - Abernathy, Belcher, and Treece - on
the first all-conference team and Cunningham was placed on the second team.
Lierd received honorable mention. Abernathy and Belcher also received hon-
orable mention in the all-state selections.
Sixteen letters were awarded, with only five lettermen returning to next
year's team. The eleven seniors who have donned the "Blue and White"
for the last time are: Captain Bill Abernathy, Carroll Belcher, Charles Lewis,
Gerald Engelhart, Carol Henry, Guy Harris, Edward Lierd, lack Bizzel, Gerry
Henson, lack West, and Leon Sweitzer.
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Iohn S. Rendleman
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BILL "Doc" ABERNATHY - Fullback, Captain of l943 Wildcats. A
triple threat back and a hard tackler, Made all-conference team and
honorable mention on all-state.
IEAN "Tap" CUNNINGHAM - End. A fine pass receiver and a con-
stant threat to opposing passers. Returns next year. Made second
WAYNE "Stinky" DUSCH - Halfback. A hard blocker and tackler.
Will be back next year.
ERNEST TREECE - Guard. One of the main factors in Wildcats'
strong forward wall. Made first all-conference team. Back next year.
CARROLL "Goofy" BELCHER - Halfback. Outstanding ball-carrier
with speed and the ability to "dodge" tacklers. All-conference first
team and honorable mention on the all-state team.
GERALD "Tub" ENGELHART - Tackle. A player with "football
sense," Gerald 1-was called upon to play several pcsitions at different
times during the season.
CHARLES "Ace" LEWIS - End. A large player, "Ace" was a hard
man to block and was always a threat to opposing passers. Also a
fine blocker who helped make several end runs successful.
IOHN "Pot" RENDLEMAN - Center. A player who gave a fine per-
formance at a difficult position. Also a hard tackler.
DONALD "Bosey" BOSWELL - Quarterback. A small but mighty
player, "Bosey" had a knack of calling the right play at the right
time. A very important player for next year's team.
CAROL "Moose" HENRY - End and Halfback. A dependable hard-
driving player who was often called upon when a few yards were
needed through the line.
GUY "Pee Wee" I-lARRlS - Guard. An experienced player at a new
position, Guy was a main factor in the Wildcats' strong defense. A
hard tackler and excellent blocker.
EDWARD "Giz" LEIRD - Tackle. A player who developed consid-
erable between seasons to become one of the conference's leading
tackles. Made honorable mention on all-conference.
GERRY "Swede" HENSON - Center and Guard. A dependable re-
serve who filled in successfully on several occasions.
TACK "Fargo" WEST - Tackle. Another dependable reserve who
gave his utmost at all times.
LEON "Plowboy" SWEITZER - Guard. A hard-tackling reserve for
IACK "Biz" BIZZLE 7 Tackle. A new man on the squad this year
with a keen interest in athletics and the determination to do his
job well. "Biz" saw a great deal of action as alternate left tackle.
Gerry Henson Iack West lack Bizzell
Donald Wayne Boswell
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Wildcat team. Rough battle all the way
with Eldorado much larger and more
experienced. Nervous fumbling caus-
A-I 13 - CAPE GIRARDEAU 7
Playing before over 6000 fans in the
ed failure of several Wildcat scorinq
A-I 14 - CHESTER 13
First conference game of season.
Close game between two closely match-
ed teams. Featured by Abernathy's 37
yard touchdown run.
A-I 26 - CARBONDALE 0
Finally gaining "sweet revenge" ov-
er the Terriers, the Wildcats won their
second conference game. It was the
first football victory over Carbondale in
A-I 41 - PINCKNEYVILLE 18
A large Panther eleven was outclass-
ed by the Wildcats' unusual speed and
deception. Belcher scored four touch-
downs in this game.
A-l 27 - DUQUOIN 6
Played on a muddy field in extreme
cold. Game featured by touchdown
Anna-lonesboro 4 l
DuQuoin 3 2
Chester 2 3
Pinckneyville 1 4
Carbondale 0 5
Team Won Lost Pct.
5 0 1.000
spacious Houck Field at Cape, the Wild-
cats played their best game of the sea-
son to defeat a highly-favored Tiger
eleven. This game was featured by
excellent passing by Abernathy and
Belcher with these passes being respon-
sible for both touchdowns.
MURPHYSBORO 13 - A-I 6
Before the largest home crowd in A-I
gridiron history, the Wildcats lost the
conference championship game. In a
hard-fought contest, the Wildcats scor-
ed first but could not hold their lead.
Another Wildact touchdown drive fell
short within six inches of the goal.
A-I 20 - CAIRO 19
Scoring all their points in the second
quarter, the Wildcats defeated their tra-
ditional rivals, the Cairo Pilots, in the
annual Armistice Day battle. Of these
20 points, Abernathy scored 19 of them
on runs around left end behind excel-
FOUR HIGH SCORERS
Carroll Belcher ....-......- 56
Bill Abernathy --- ----53
Carol Henry ....... .... 2 1
lean Cunningham f-- ----17
xrst Place Regional
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Holder of individual scor-
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Ce Union County
in State Tournament
First Ptow - lean Cunningham, Earl Smick, Charles Lewis, LeRoy Rendleman, Bill Abernathy, Wayne Dusch, Car-
roll Belcher, Rex English.
Second Row - Iames Martin, Tom Wilson, Bob Davis, Marathon Dodd, Donald Wayne Boswell, Iames Lamer,
Third How - Carl Verble, Bob Kimbro, Donald Coffman, Tom Peeler, Henry Sadler, Mark Penninger, Bill Craft.
For the second consecutive year, the A-I basketball team closed a successful season
by again going to the State Tournament. This tournament was held in Huff Gymnasium
on the Illinois University campus, Champaign. After defeating Marseilles in the first game
of the 1944 tournament by a score of 55-34, the Wildcats again lost to the eventual state run-
ner-up - Elgin. ln the 1943 tournament, Moline defeated the Wildcats in their first game
and then went on to lose to Paris in the championship game. The 1944 state champion was
the Taylorville Tornadoes with the outstanding record of 45 consecutive victories.
Since the An-Io-Co-I-li was not published in 1943, short summary of last year's success-
ful season has been included in this edition. Some of the season's high points were: an
overall record of 20 victories and 9 defeats, fourth place in the conference with five wins
and five losses, and championship trophies in the Union County Tournament, the Hqgional
Tournament, and the Sectional Tournament, The tearn's high scorers were: Bill Eddleman,
355 points, Carroll Belcher, 325 points, Bill Abernathy, 203 points: and Carl Pickett, 152 points.
The season record of the 1943-44 basketball team was 21 victories and 10 defeats. This
record was composed of six victories and four defeats in conference play, nine victories and
three defeats in tournament play, and six victories against three defeats in regular season
non-conference play. The Wildcats collected championship trophies in the fifteenth Annual
Union County Tournament, the Regional Tournament, and the Sectional Tournament. In the
Centralia Holiday Invitational Tournament, the Wildcats lost the only two games they play-
ed, to Pontiac and Charleston.
The varsity five of this season compiled a field goal shooting percentage of .327
and a free throw percentage of .542 while scoring a total of 1150 points. These percentages
are truly outstanding in that last season's had an almost identical record and is unusually
high compared to most team records.
Individual honors for the 1943-44 season must be given to Co-Captain Carroll Belcher
for his outstanding performance throughout the season and especially in the State Tourna-
ment. Against Marseilles in the first game of the tournament, Belcher scored 33 points to
break all previous individual single game scoring records for state tournament play. He
also tied a record of long standing by scoring 14 field goals. To climax this excellent season,
Belcher was selected on the second all-state tournament team and Co-Captain Bill Aber-
nathy was given honorable mention.
The basketball letters were awarded at the end of the season with seven of the letter-
men returning next year. Players ending the athletic career at A-I with the close of the
basketball season were: Carroll Belcher, Bill Abernathy, lames Lamer, and Charles Lewis.
Carroll Belcher, Bill Abernathy
Co-Captain Rex English
CARROLL "Goofy" BELCHER - Forward, Co-Captain of the 1943-44
Wildcats. A four-letter basketball player of outstanding ability. Com-
piled highest number of total points for season of any recent Wildcat
player. Selected on second all-state tournament team.
BILL "Doc" ABERNATHY - Forward. The team's other Co-Captain.
"Doc" made up for his lack of size with unusual speedand aggressive-
ness. A good shot and a "ball hawk.
REX "Snag" ENGLISH - Center. A player who developed rapidly dur-
ing the season to become an important varsity five member about mid-
way of the season. One of the main reasons for the Wildcats' spectacu-
lar late season drive. Should be one of the best in the conference next
IEAN "lap" CUNNINGHAM - Guard. Probably the most consistent
player on the team, lean could be depended upon for a good performs
ance at all times. In spite of his small size, he was an excellent re-
bounder and a fine shot from "way out."
IAMES "lim" LAMER - Guard. A transfer student spending his first
year at A-I, Iimmy was an important factor in the Wildcats' success as he
was a fine rebounder and defensive player. Only 5' ll" tall, he was
still the largest man on the varsity five.
EARL SMICK - Reserve Center and Forward. A good shot and a de-
pendable reserve. Was on the varsity five during a large part of the
IAMES MARTIN - Reserve Guard. A quiet, soft-spoken, dependable
reserve who "delivered the goods." Should be a valuable asset to
the 1944-45 Wildcats.
LEROY "Leepy" RENDLEMAN - Reserve Forward. An excellent shot
and a fine team player. Will try to fill the gap left by Belcher next year.
WAYNE DUSCI-I - Reserve Forward. An experienced reserve who did
a fine job of replacing varsity forwards on several occasions. An ex-
cellent prospect for next year.
TOM PEELER - Reserve Center. The only freshman on the team, Tom
should be one of the Wildcats' top men in 1944-45.
CONFERENCE STANDINGS FOUR HIGH SCORERS
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Pinckneyville 8 2 .800 - h f-O3
Anna-Jonesboro 6 4 .BOO Blu Abemq' Y 'nu-I6
Carbondale 4 6 .400 Rex English ,-,,..... 186
Murphysboro 3 7 .300
Chester 0 10 .000 Jenn Cunningham ---n 130
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First game of the season. Wildcats,
although unsteady, showed signs of
becoming a fine team. Abernathy
scored 15 points.
A-l 40 - PINCKNEYVILLE 53
Final selections for the varsity five
were made and this team played to-
gether for the first time, giving a good
account of themselves.
A-I 47 - CARBONDALE 27
One of the finest games played by
the Wildcats all season. Belcher scor-
ed 24 points.
A-1 62 - WOLF LAKE 46
Final game of Union County Tour-
nament. This game was played be-
fore the largest crowd ever assembed
in the A-I Gymnasium. Engish scor-
ed 2l points.
A-1 55 - PINCKNEYVILLE 54
Wildcats upset the second ranking
team in lllinois. A close game through-
out, decided in the last three seconds
of play on a free throw by Cunningham.
A-l 51 - CABBONDALE 47
A thrilling game which was won in
a three minute overtime period on bas-
kets by Belcher and English.
A-1 54 - WOLF LAKE 39
Final of Regional Tournament played
in A-I Gym. Belcher accounted for 18
A-1 39 - MARION 37
Eleven points behind going into the
last quarter, the Wildcats staged a sen-
sational drive to Win in the last twenty
seconds on a basket by English.
A-l 46 - CARTERVILLE 37
Final of Sectional Tournament at
lohnston City. Close game all the way.
Belcher made 23 points.
A-l 55 - MARSEILLES 34
First game of State Tournament at
Champaign. Wildcats led all the way
against a much taller team. Belcher
set new record by scoring 33 points.
A-l 38 - ELGIN 65
Against a great team, the Wildcats
forced the play and kept the game close
for the first half. Elgin seemed to hit al-
most every shot and the Wildcats were
unable to stop their drive. Abernathy
scored l5 points and Belcher 12 in their
last high school game.
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The Athletic Association is the organization which regulates the athletics
at A-I in conjunction with the Board of Control. Every student is a member
vcf this governing body and as such, is obliged to attend the monthy meeting
which is held on the third Wednesday. At the meeting, the regular business
form is adhered to and students are given the opportunity to voice an opinion
regarding the future conduct of athletics at the school.
Officers this year were lane Karraker, president: Martha lane Casper,
secretary, and Miss Bartow, treasurer and sponsor. IQ43-44 also proved a
decided success financially. Civic interest in the teams was high. This
produced excellent gate receipts, and the Athletic Association had a sizeable
surplus to show at the year's end.
BOARD OF CONTROL
The Board of Control is the governing body of the Athletic Association.
It authorizes the payment of all bills and also transacts any other business
relative to the Athletic Association. The board is composed of members
chosen from each class as representatives. This year the members were:
lane Harper, Allen Rudolph, Seniors: Donald Manus, lean lohnson, Iuniors:
Pat Brown, lack 'Gray, sophomores, and David Rendleman, Billy Bob Hind-
man, Freshmen. lane Karraker was president and lane Harper served as
First Row - Martha lane
Casper, lane Harper, Pat
Brown,lane Karraker, lean
Second Row - Miss Bar-
tow, David Rendleman,
Allen Rudolph, Donald
Manus, Billy Bob Hind-
man, Mr. Houghton.
The Local Honor Society is the
school's honor society. It is an
organization for the purpose of
raising the s'andards of scholar-
ship, citizenship, and leadership.
Any student who attains 60
points in scholarship, 60 points in
citizenship and attendance, and
4U points in extra-curricular ac-
tivities is eligible for member-
New members are initiated
and old members renew their
membership in the society dur-
ing an impressive candlelight
ceremony which is held in as-
sembly during the last month of
Membership in the National
Honor Society is not a "reward"
for things done but a "sugges-
tion" of how much more ought
to be done by those who possess
scholarship, leadership, service,
and character to a greater than
average degree. The responsi-
bility of the organization in the
life of the school is to the indi-
vidual rather than to the group.
Members for this National Hon-
or Society are chosen from the
upper 5 percent of the Iunior
Class and IO per cent ot the
Senior Class. The students are
eligible on the basis of personal
traits such as character, leader-
ship, service, and upon grades
to the extent that a member must
have a B average for all years
in high school. One must also
be a member of the local Honor
WAU WAU TAUG
The Wau Wau Taug is the
school's citizenship organization,
and is sponsored by the Me-n's
Club of the Presbyterian Church.
Its members are chosen by a
committee of teachers for the
qualifications of citizenship, lead-
ership, and general scholarship.
Three students who have the
necessary qualifications a r e
chosen to be members each six
weeks. All the new members
are entertained by the Men's
Club at one of their spring meet-
Edward Leird Bill Robins lane Karraker
First Row -- Mary Barnes, Betty
Lou' Adams, Donald I-lankla,
Iohnny Rayburn, Vanita Ruth
Rader, David Rendleman, Nor-
Second Row - Mrs. Wingate,
Lucille Gunn, Charles Lewis,
Fred Fritzinger, Iohn S. Ren-
dlernan, lane Karraker, Eddie
loe Howenstein, Ann Leib.
Third Row - Gerald Englehart,
Bill Robins, Gilbert Cherrick,
Edward Leird, Gerry Henson,
Bob Rader, Louis Karraker,
Carl Butterfield, Bill Abernathy.
PRESS CLUB HISTORY
The Press Club was organized to interest more students in the field of
Iournalism. To be eligible for membership in the Press Club, a student must
have some ability in this iield oi work.
The activities of the Club, this year, consisted of writing news articles
for the school paper and publishing the annual.
The officers of the Press Club for 1943-44 were: Edward Leird, presi-
dentg Bill Robins, vice-president, lane Karraker, secretary. f
Gibert Cherrick, Gerald Engelhart
Ann Leib, lane Karraker, Lucille Gun, Charles Lewis
The A-I Scratches of l943-44 was a four page tabloid consisting of news,
features, editorial, and sports sections.
Heading the staff were Gilbert Cherrick, editor-in-chief: Gerald Engel-
hart, assistant editor, Ann Leib, features editor: Charles Lewis, sports editor:
and Lucille Gunn, front page editor. The paper was distinguished by the art
work and cartoons of Ann Leib.
The publication was a bi-weekly one and was released by the journal-
ism class. The subscription total was one of the largest ever attained, testi-
fying to the general success with which the paper met.
First Bow -- Lucille
Gunn, Ann Leib, Mary
Barnes, Mrs. Wingate,
Fred Fritzinger, Bill
Abernathy, Norma lean
Second Row - Gilbert
Cherriclc, Betty Horn,
Pansyle Cline, lane
Harper, Susette Wilson,
Iohn S. Rendleman,
lane Karraker, Eddie
Third Row - Vanita
Ruth Rader, Iohnny
Rayburn, Donald Han-
kla, Bill Robins, Charles
Lewis, Bob Rader, Lou-
is Karraker, Carl But-
' terfield, David Rendle-
i man. '
Quif anal Sm!!
Charles Lewis, Gilbert Cherrick, Mary D. Wingate, Gerald Englehart, Ierry Grant.
Ann Leib, john S. Rendleman, Fred Fritzinqer, Edward Leird, Lucille Gunn.
The Quill and Scroll is the international honorary society for high school
journalists, and numbers over twenty-five hundred chapters throughout the
world. The Elmer Davis Chapter of A-I, named in honor of the director of the
Office of War information, was organized in 1942, and consists of ten members.
The initiation for 1944 was held in the spring. Ann Leib, Mrs. Wingate,
Freddy Fritzinger, Ierry Grant, Edward Leird, Iohn S. Rendleman, Gilbert Cher-
rick, Charles Lewis, Lucille Gunn, and Gerald Englehart were elected members
of the organization. A luncheon was later held for the members.
Plans for next year call for a larger program of activities.
First Row - Ann Leib,
Lucille Gunn, Mrs. Win'
gate, Charles Lewis,
Bill Robins, David Ren-
dleman, Johnny Ray-
burn, Vanita Ruth Ra-
der, Dimple Elam.
Second Row - Anna
I. Duck, Nancy Davis,
Mary Barnes, lane
Harper, Fred Fritzing-
er, Kohn S. Rendleman,
lane Karraker, Eddie
Ioe i-lcwenstein, Gerald
Engelhart, Bill Aber-
Third Row - Susette
Wilson, Martha lane
Casper, Carroll Belcher,
Gilbert Cherriclc, Ierry
Grant, Allen Rudolph.
Betty Adams, Carl But-
terfield, Donald Vlfayne
First Row S loy Van Amburg,
Ann Leib, Lucille Gunn, Nancy
Carter, lane Russell, Bill Robins,
Katherine Williams, Carol Ven-
erable, Mildred Casper, Dee
Second Row M Donald Rendle-
man, Margaret Walker, Natalie
Amunrud, Doris Millis, Betty
Williams, Wanda Young, loy
lones, Carmen lohnson, Pat
Brown, Bob Womick.
Third Row - lerry Grant, Bob
Amunrud, Betty Ury, Maxine
Lingle, Dimple Elam, Margetta
Fox, Mrs. Sivia, Lorene Bartruff,
Ann Patterson, Vanita Ruth
Rader, Murray Choate, David
Randleman, Donald Wayne Bos-
First Row - Laline
Lord, Maxine Mull, Car-
roll Belcher, Betty Ad-
ams, Mildred Davis,
Second Row - Miss
Bateman, Martha lane
Wiess, Betty Williams,
Susan Chase, Wanda
Young, Velma Roberts.
Membership in this club is limited to those
who are studying Latin or who have studied
it. The club meeting provides time for doing
the novel things which are not possible during
class time. This year's activities included
Christmas caroling, the translating of service
songs, a Roman banquet, and two plays -
one in Latin and the other a funny English
version of the Well- known Latin story of Aeneas
This year's officers were: Bill Robins, Con-
sul Primus, Nancy Carter, Consul Secundusy
lane Russell, Praetorp Katherine Williams,
Quaestorp Carol Venerable, Aediley Lucille
Gunn, Tribuneg and Ann Leib, Scriptus.
The library contains 4,123
books. Miss Ruby Bateman,
head librarian issues instruc-
tions for each librarian periodi-
cally. During each class per-
iod, the student librarian is in
The library seats 35 students.
An average of 175 students use
the library each day.
The Student Council is thegoverning body
of the school in that its purpose is to make
the rules, laws, and regulations of the school.
This body is composed of representatives
from all the home rooms and organizations.
This year the Student Council governed all
the study halls, a project which proved very
District and state conventions are held
each year for the purpose of providing an
opportunity for the students of various
schools to meet and discuss student govern-
The council had an enrollment of 32 mem-
bers this year with the following officers:
President, Gilbert Cherrickg Vice-President,
Bill Robins: Secretary, Virginia Brimrn.
First Row f lack Bizzel, Iohn S
Rendleman, Charles Lewis
Wayne Dusch, Carroll Belcher
Carol Henry, Clyde Stewart,
Second Row - Mr. Houghton,
Bill Abernathy, Gerry Henson.
Edward Leird, Ernest Treece,
Leon Sweitzer, Guv Harris, lean
Cunningham, Donald Boswell.
First How - Betty Lou Kimbro,
Nancy Carter, Pat Lawrence,
Carol Venerable, Bill Robins,
lim Pearl, Ieanette Cunningham,
Second Row - Virginia Brimm,
Katherine Schwarzlose, Lucille
Gunn, lane Harper, Martha Day,
Ann Patterson, Barbara Smith.
Martha lane Casper, Donald
Third Bow - lack Lewis, lane
Karraker, Gilbert Cherrick, Tom-
my Peeler, T. I. Grantham, Don-
ald Manus, Guy Harris, lim Mar
tin, Louis Karraker.
THE "C" CLUB
The "C Club" is an organization of boys in school
who have earned letters in the various sports.
The aims and purposes of the organization are:
l. To stimulate interest in interscholastic sports.
2. To encourage student interest in the intramural pro-
3. To maintain the best possible physical and mental
condition in anticipation of competition.
4, To maintain good scholarship at all times.
5. To uphold the standard of good sportsmanship at all
6. As a wearer of the "C" to be a true example for
other boys, to do nothing to disgrace the letter, and
to be proud to be a wearer of the emblem of the
Officers for the year were:
President - Carroll Belcher.
Vice-President - Wayne Dusch,
Secretary - Bill Abernathy.
Treasurer - Charles Lewis.
Student Council Representative 3 Guy Harris.
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November 2, 1943 saw the presentation of
the Speech Plays. "Art and Mrs. Palmer" was
a highly entertaining travesty on the cultural
whims of the so-called "society lady." The
cast consisted of Betty Horn, Claudie Ieanne
Hill, Mildred Davis, Donald Manus, Tolbert
Iones, and Katherine Stoclcman. Assistant di-
rectors Were Pansyle Cline and Emma Horn.
"His First Dress Suit" proved to be a high-
ly diverting farce on adolescent life. Iohnny
Rayburn, Millicent Casper, Betty Bobins, and
Kenneth Cunningham were the principals. As-
sistant directors were Bettie Holt and Betty
The serious offering of the evening was
"Iacob Comes Home," a tense melodrama deal-
ing With life in Nazi Germany. Unusual lignt-
ing effects and competent acting created a very
realistic impression. Mary Brooks, Iean,Iol'1n-
son, Bob Hannum, Betty Lou Adams, and Ed-
die Howenstein were featured. Supplying back-
stage choral effects were Virginia Brimm, Ianet
Powles, and Buth Platt. Assistant directors
were Helen Eaves and Ruth Platt.
First Row - Helen Eaves, Virginia Brimm, Betty Lou Ad ams, lean Iohnson, Kathryn Stockman, Mildred Davis, Ianet
Powles, Eddie Howenstein, Iohnnie Rayburn.
Second Bow -- Bob Hannum, Donald Manus, Tolbert Iones, Claudia lean Hill, Emma Horn, Pansyle Cline, Belty
Horn, Mary Brooks, Betty Robins, Betty Holt, Betty Stamper, Millicent Casper.
The Seniors presented as their play, the popular comedy, "The Man
Who Came To Dinner," by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. The cast in-
cluded Susette Wilson, Martha lane Casper, Gene Wright, Charles McDaniel,
Amy Dee Rudolph, Ann Leib, Anna lane Duck, Lucille Gunn, Allen Rudolph,
lane Harper, Gilbert Cherrick, lack Bizzel, Phyllis Vaughn, Ierry Grant, Guy
Harris, lean Garrott, Nancy Davis, Leon Sweitzer, Bob Hill, Gerald Englehart,
Bernett Harvel, Betty Lou Kimbro, Shirley Boyd, Virginia Caralcer, Wilberta
Eastman, Claudie Ieanne Hill, Millie Mae Brown, Lovella McKinney, Betty
Horn, and Laline Lord., Assistant directors were Lovella McKinney, Emma
Horn, and Millie Mae Brown.
Unusually skilled direction by Mrs. Edna T. Gordon was largely respon-
sible for a tremendously successful season. A
l UNIOR PLAY CAST
First Row -- Donald Manus, Tol-
bert Tones, Bob Hannum, lohnnie
Rayburn, Maxine Mull, Kathryn
Stoclcman, Rosalee Casper, Milli-
Second Row 7 Ioy Van Amburg,
Leatrice Williams, Betty Mayber-
ry, Betty Holt, Ola l-lousernan,
lane Karraker, Eddie Ioe Howen-
stein, Helen Eaves.
First Row - Susette Wilson, An-
na lane Duck, Laline Lord, Ann
Leib, Amy Dee Rudolph, Iane
Harper, Lucille Gunn, Martha
Second Row - lack Bizzel, Mil-
lie Mae Brown, Wilberta East-
man, Phyllis Vaughn, Bemett
Harvel, Emma Horn, Shirley
Boyd, Claudie lean Hill, Betly
Horn, Nancy Davis, Gene Wright.
Third Row - Betty Kimbro, Lo-
McKinney, Virginia Car-
raker, Allen Rudolph, Ierry Grant,
Gilbert Cherrick, Bob Hill, Leon
Sweitzer, Gene Garrot, Gerald
l UN IOR PLAY
The Iunior Play, staged December 3,
l943 was a three act comedy of situa-
tion, "Every Family Has One." Cap-
able performances were registered by
Millicent Casper, Katherine Stoclcman,
Maxine Mull, Bettie Holt, Ola Housman,
Bob Hannum, Tolbert Iones, Iohnnie
Rayburn, lane Karraker, Donald Manus,
Helen Eaves, and Eddie Hovvenstein.
GIRLS' HOME EC.
First Row - Mary Brooks, Helen
Eaves, Barbara Smith, Betty Ad-
ams, Norma lean Coffman, lean-
netta Cunningham, Miss Holmes.
Second Row - Miss Rhodes, Bet-
ty Stamper, Wilma Hion, Betty
Tripp, Betty Boyd, Mary Bel Tol-
er, Dorothy Ann Boyd, Ruth Platt,
Mary Alice Daubs.
Third Row - Ioy Van Amburg,
Nellie Harrigan, Rosellen Town-
send, Dorotha Choate, Wilberta
Eastman, Barbara Stroup, Naomi
Winchester, Ioyce Treese, Mary
GIRLS' HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
In i938 our Home Economics Cub was af-
filiated by the state. It received the name of
"M's and P's" and has kept that name. The
girls attend festivals throughout the season
with the other schools in Southern Illinois. They
join the Future Farmers Club in parties and
each year they serve the Future Farmers Father
and Son Banquet. Only qirls taking, or that
have taken, home economics are permitted to
join the club.
BOY'S HOME EC. CLUB
The Boy's Home EC. Club was founded in
l94l, and consists of boys who have, or are
now taking, boy's home ec. This year, the
club has had the biggest membership in the
three year history of the club.
During the past year, the boys under the
supervision of Mary E. Holmes, head of the
home economics department, have prepared
parties of social prominence.
The officers of the club for the past year
were: Bill Abernathy, president: Iean Cunning-
ham, vice-presidentp Bob Kohler, secretary: and
Charles Lewis, student council representative.
First Row - Ernest Treece, Bob
Hannum, William Eustler, Miss
Holmes, Clyde Stewart, Bill Wil-
son, Bob Kohler.
Second Row - Bill Abernathy,
Guy Harris, Gene Wright, Bob
Hill, Carol Henry, Bob Casey,
Third Row - Carl Butterfield,
Carroll Belcher, Rex English,
Charles Lewis, Houston Casper.
lean Cunningham, Raymond
G. A. A.
First Row - Miss Bateman, Ioyce
Gunn, Ann Patterson, Norma
Coffman, Carol Venerable, Mar-
jorie Coombs, Dimple Elam, Mil-
dred Casper, Ieanette Cunning-
ham, Betty Io Gillespie, Pat
Brown, Katherine Williams, Elea-
Second Row - Ioan Graves,
Martha lane Casper, Amy Dee
Rudolph, Nancy Davis, Emma
Lou Casper, Doris Hankla, Ca-
mille Baker, Katherine Dusch,
Grace Sitter, Vanita Ruth Rader,
Betty Adams, Pauline Sweitzer.
Laline Lord, Betty Boyd, Kather-
ine Schwartzlose, Bonita Iohnson,
Charlotte Gurley, Wanda Young,
Betty Williams, Martha Day.
Third Row - Betty Lou Adams,
Mildred Davis, Dorothy Canant,
Roselee Casper, Katherine Stock-
man, Ann lane Duck, Betty Far-
rer, Betty Broadway, Dorthea
Carvel, Ernistine Tompkins, Pat
Lawrence, Nancy Carter, Doris
Millis, Wilberta Eastman, lean '
Leader, Iane Harper, Susette Wil-
son, Lorene Bartruff.
HISTORY OF BIOLOGY CLUB
The Biology Club, sponsored by Miss Elizabeth
Buell was organized in 1941. The object of this club
is to create and foster the best interests of science
together with the spirit of American democracy.
This club is used to stimulate student project
work which merits entrance in the exhibits presented
and judged on science field day. This club, called
the B-Z-B club, joined the Iunior Academy of Science
in l942. There are 35 members in this club and
meetings are held the fourth Wednesday oi each
Ten cents dues are paid by each member for
membership in the Southern Illinois Division of the
Iunior Academy of Science.
First Row - Iane Russell, Bar-
bara Smith, Betty Adams, Ann
Patterson, Dimple Elam, Mildred
Casper, Carol Venerable, Marjor-
ie Coombs, Ieanette Cunningham,
Second Row - Miss Buell, Bet-
ty Farrer, Betty Broadway, Dor-
othy Ann Boyd, Wanda Youngs,
Betty Boyd, Betty Tripp, Geral-
dine Caraker, Freddie Fitzinqer.
Third Row - Charles Ferguson,
Carl McCarver, Gilbert Cherrick,
Louis Karraker, Donald Manus,
Ierry Grant, Iohn Leib, Murray
Choate, Bob Davis, Donald
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The purpose of the G. A. A. is to pro-
mote interest in athletics among the girls
and to raise the standard ot good sports-
manship. This is done by activities after
school such as basketball, bowling, skat-
ing, tennis, badminton and keeping health
Points are received for participating in
these extra activities and at the end of
the school year awards are given to the
t t- isis S
First Row - Grace Sitter, Ruth Leist, Carol Venerable, lohn Norman Keller, Eleanor Wood, Dee
Smith, Wanaa Youngs, Miss Schwartz, Donald Hood, T. I. Grantham, Kathryn Stoclcman,
Carroll Lee Dillow, Lloyd Sitter, Donald Lewis.
Second Row - Dimple Elam, Doris Millis, loan Graves, Harold Dillow, Charles McDaniel, Freda
Davis, lim l-lileman, Bob Womick, loe Davis, Millicent Casper, Norma Coffman, Bob Davis.
Third How - Camille Baker, loyce L. Iackson, David Rendleman, Leatrice Williams, Bob Rader,
Ernestine Tompkins, Bill Robins, Rosalee Casper, Pat Brown, Vanita Ruth Rader, Murray
Choate, Charles Davis, Roy Rendlernan, Louis Nimmo, Earl Smick, Charles Vaughn, lim
Pearl, Mildred Casper, Leon Kirkpatrick.
First Bow - Martorie Tieece, Pat Lowrance, Betty Holt, Ruth Platt, Norma lean Lacy, Matella
Mclntosh, Betty Robins,
Second Row e Ola l-lousman, Dorothea Choate, Vannah Lee Zwalen, Ruth Wilson, Dorthea Carvel,
Virginia Brirnm, Marqetta Fox, Dorothy Ann Boyd.
Third Row - Miss Schwartz, Charles Ferguson, Bob Casey, Bill Modqlin, Harold Frazee, lohn Leib.
Norma lean Coffman Vanita Ruth Rader Camille Baker
The chorus consists ot twenty-four members, and has done
exceedingly well with such a small number of students partici-
They have given a Fall Concert and are planning to pre-
sent a Spring Recital. They have also sung for the Chamber
of Commerce. Other members have entertained at local Par-
ent Teachers Association meetings. This year, A-I was repre-
sented at West Frankfort in the Sectional Concert.
The A-I Band got oft to a good start this year with about
fifty members. Miss Rita Schwartz, our new director proved to
be a fine teacher. The band started out with mostly new mem-
bers, incuding 16 freshmen, 17 sophomores, 7 juniors, and 4
seniors. Miss Schwartz organized a band club in which Bill
Robins was elected president: Rosalee Casper, vice-presidentp
and lim Pearl, secretary-treasurer. As in previous years, a pep
band of 25 members was selected to play at basketball games,
pep meetings, etc.
This year, due to the lack of string instruments, we did not
have an orchestra, but instead organized an ensemble group
which was similiar to an orchestra.
Rex Enqlish. Carroll Belcher, Bill Craft'
President Vice-president S951-eigry
ELIZABETH BUELL lim Pearl Lee Roy Rendlemcm MARY EVELYN SIVIA
PEI' CLUB tl!
Row 1. Lee Roy Renglleman, Charles
Vaughn. Donald Manus, John Leib.
Robby Joe Womic-k, Bill Craft. Rex
English, Carroll Belvher, Lloyd Sitter.
Row 2, Kathryn VVilliams, Eleanor
VVood, Rose Ellen Townsend, Virginia
Boyer. Ruth Brimm, Vllilberta Eastman.
VV:-inda Youngs, Mildred Casner. Rosa-
lee Casper, Kathryn Stfwkman. Bernive
Row 3, Miss Buell. Betty Holt, Betty
Robins, Bernette Harvel. Emma Horn.
Pauline Sweitzer, Pansyle Cline. Betty
Horn, Lynn Navin, William Eustler.
Kathryn Appel, Phylis Vaughn, Bar-
bara Smith, Ruth Platt, Margette Fox,
Naomi Winchester, Donald VVayne Bos-
well. Mrs, Sivia.
Row. 4. Vanita Ruth Rader, Johnny'
Rayburn. XVayne Dusch, Junior Stewart.
Duane Pugh, Mildred Davis, Dorothy
Lee Conant. John S, Rendleman, Max-
ine Mull, Janet Powles, Eddie Joe
Howenstein, Jean Johnson, Betty Lou
Adams. Virginia Brimm, Millicenl Cas-
pvr, Donald Hankla.
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Row 1. Cheer Leaders-Dimple Elam,
John Norman Keller. Ola Huusman, and
Itnw 2. Ruth Leist, Dorothy Ann
Boyd, Bonnie Boyd, Amy Dee Rudolph.
Susette Wilson, Anna Jane Dur-lc. Helen
Eaves, Mary Brooks, Martha Caslic-r,
Nancy Davis, Betty Stamper.
Row 3. Lucille Gunn. Jane Harper,
Camille Baker, Pat Lnwranc-e. Grave
Sitter. Betty Gillespie, Pat Brown. Nur-
ma Coffman, Ann Patterson, Jane Rus-
sell. Doris Millis. Joyce Gunn, Emma.
Lou Casper, Katherine Dusi-h.
Row 4. Jeanetta Cunningham, Bill
Abernathy, Marjorie Coombs, Carol
Venerable, Bonita Johnson, Martha Jane
XVeiss, Jane Tripp. Carol Henry, Gerry
Henson. Bob Kohler. Murray Choate,
Edward Leird. Jim Pearl, Bill Hart-
line, Doris Hankla.
lohn Ngman Keller Dimple Elam Ola Housman Nancy Carter
The Pep Club is the "boosting" organization in school, with member-
ship open to all who are Willing to do their share in backing school activities.
lt is especially active in the football and basketball seasons, during which
time the club not only furnishes a Well-trained cheering section for all the
games, but also prolriides pep meetings calculated to pep up the team and
arouse student enthusiasm. Among the extra things sponsored this year
was the Song and Yell Contest, which added several new yells and the
"Three Little Fishes" song to A-I's collection. The most ambitious undertak-
ing, perhaps, was Homecoming - a responsibility which the Pep Club shared
with the Press Club. The "Horse and Buggy" Homecoming parade, the
crowning ceremony, the Homecoming dance after the game - all were Work,
This year's Pep Club has been complimented often on its enthusiasm
and good sportsmanship. To its many members, this has been a busy year
and a satisfying one.
First Row - Iames Newton, Bob Kohler, Louis Kelly, Bill Bullock, Eugene Isom, Ray Casey, Gordon Nobles, Ir. Mus
Second Row - Ralph Lyerla, Bill Davis, W. D. Moreland, Delane Corzine, Charles Vaughn, Carroll Loomis, lim Pearl
Murray Choate, Marathon Dodd.
Third Row - Mr. Loomis, Robert Davis, lim Martin, Ralph Bartruff, Ioe Boyd, Don Boyd, Ray l-less, Dale Miles, Rob
ert Adams, Wesley Morgan, Houston Casper.
Fourth Row - Harold Dillow, Carroll Lee Dillow, Carl Ferrill, Stanley Craver, Don Conant, Fred Mull, Wesley lunes
Iohn Bostian, Owen Davis, lean Cunningham, Raymond Moreland, Charles Penrocl.
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The Future Farmers of America is a national organization of boys
taking vocational agriculture in high school. The A-I Chapter of F.F.A. has
fifty-two members this year.
Because of the War, the judging and athletic teams have been greatly
reduced. Even so, the F.l:'.A. carried out a very successful program of ath-
ln addition, the club sponsors basketball, softball, and livestoclcjudg-
ing teams. Several parties are held throughout the school year.
This year, the l:'.F.A. was very active in the enrollment of individuals
in the various government-supervised courses such as welding, etc.
Highlighting the club's social program is a Father-Son Banquet held
in the spring ot each school year.
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was warm-I S Mu Mfmonuu.
. 14 - The Freshman Examinations
were Well attended.
Aug. 30 - At last! The first day of
Oct. 8 - Our first holiday - the Coun-
ty Teacher's Meeting.
Nov. 2 - Speech Plays.
Nov. ll -- We defeated Cairo in the
Armistice Day game. It was the
' 'me and Football
Oueen was crowned.
Nov. 25-26 - Thanksgiving Vacation.
Dec. 3 - The play, "Every Family Has
One," was presented by the Iunior
Dec. 23-Ian. 3 - Christmas Vacation.
Dec. 31, lan. 1, 2 - Centralia lnvita-
Ian. 13-14 - Semester Exams-One of
the especially joyous days of the
Ian. 19-20-21 - The Wildcats proceeded
victoriously through the county tour-
Feb. 29, March 1, 2, --
h ain, winning the Re-
come throug ag
March 9-10 - Wildcats defeat Marion
and Carterville in the Sectional Tour-
nament at Iohnston City.
March 16-27 - Spring Vacation.
March 16-17 - Basketball boys play in
the State Finals at Champaign.
CCheers! Applause! Whistlesll
1 deserted A.-I.
March 24 - The facu ty
to attend the Teachers' Meeting at
April 14 - The play, "The Man Who
Came To Dinner," was given by the
April 28 - The Music Department gave
' r Senior Prom.
May 6 - Iunio -
May 15-19 - Senior Week.
May 18-19 - Semester Exams.
May 19 - Class Night.
May 23 - Commencement.
tSketch of an ideal school year.1
Aug. 30 - Opening of school-lce
cream and cake were served.
Sept. 16 - No school, teachers had to
' go fishing.
Oct. 22 - In assembly each person got
up and told his favorite joke.
Nov. 10 - Freshmen English classes in-
terrupted. Teacher gct hungry and
left for town.
Nov. 26 - Eating turkey.
Nov. 29 - Still eating turkey.
Dec. 23 - Mr. McConnell played San-
ta and gave each of us a gift since
we had been such nice little children.
lan. 3 - School Board resolved to make
life as easy as possible for the new
lan. 13-14 - Semester finals called off:
teachers can't be bothered grading
Feb. 14 - Everyone was given a pound
box of chocolates as a Valentine gift.
Feb. 21-25 - No school all week in com-
memoration of Washington's birth-
March l -- Teachers announced no
homework for this month.
April 13 - No assignments today.
May 18-19 - Ditto lan. 13-14.
May 23 - Hike and breakfast in woods,
followed by swimming: carnival in
afternoon, banquet in honor of grad-
uates, pageant, diplomas, good-night!
tDid you ever hear of a school that
had as interesting and unusual a cel-
endar as this? No? Well, to be hon-
est, We didn't either, but we did dream
of it one nightj
THIS ANNUAL WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE FINE
CO-OPERATION OF THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS AND PBO-
FESSIONAL PEOPLE OF ANNA AND IONESBOBO:
Anna National Bank
Park's Drug Store
Lynn D. Siiford, Insurance
Treece's Sweet Shoppe
Wahl G Son
Bich's Shoe Store
Dr. E. V. Hale
Dr. C. R. Walser
Penninger Clothing Co.
Dr. D. B. Stewart
Ioiner's Bed G White
Union House Furnishing Co.
The Talk Printing Co.
Norris Funeral Home
Anna Department Store
Hight's Texaco Station
Phoenix Flour Mill
A. W. Walter Ir. G Co.
Weiss Texaco Service
LIB. Tuthill, Insurance
Rotramel's Paint :Sf Hardware Store
Anna-Ionesboro Lumber Co.
L. S. Spires, Groceries
I. B. Alden Co.
W. H. Taylor's Music Store
Delta Theta Tau
Norris 61 Son
Ligon Lumber CO.
Union Tire Service
First National Bank oi Ionesboro
Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Dottie's Beauty Shop
Anna State Bank
Rodgers G Yale Theatres
Anna News Stand
Duncan G Boyce
Union County Farm Implement Co. '
E. P. Owen, Druggist
W. H. Bishop Horse QS Mule Auction
Dr. H. B. Shafer
Dr. Alex Smith
City of Anna
Elkin's Bowling Parlor
Missourian Printing 61 Stationery Co.
Anna Chamber of Commerce
Southern Illinois Fair Association
Pearl Motor Co.
Union County Farm Bureau
American Legion Auxiliary
E. A. Peters Co.
Dr. B. V. Rite
Wiley's Book Store
Ebb's Shoe Service
O. K. Barber Shop
Ioiner Furniture Store
Southern Illinois Fair Association
Anna Chamber of Commerce
W. H. Womick
Lewis Bros. Bakery
L. Oard Sitter, Auctioneer
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