Arthur Township High School - Arthurite Yearbook (Arthur, IL)
- Class of 1950
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ARTHUR COMMUNITY UNIT HIGH
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We. the members of the 1950 Arthurite
staff. present this representative account
of our school year. to you, the student
body of A. H. S. and to you, alumni and
other friends. At this half century mark
we look back at our marvelous heritage
and we pay tribute to those who have
presented it to us. We also look forward
to the future and to all the wonderful
experiences it holds for us.
Nancy Pugsley ,.......,.,, Co-Editor
Iohn Krummel ...., ...,.. C o-Editor
Betty Mattox .... .... F eature Editor
Don Yutzy ............. Sports Editor
Harlin Tumer ...,. Business Manager
We, the Class of 1950, dedicate this.
our Arthurite. to Mr. Smith as he has ded-
icated his talents to building a music de-
partment of which we have every right
to be proud. Not only has our band as a
unit improved but also our individual
musicianship has climbed. Mr. Smith's
wise guidance and patience have built
a unit known throughout Central Illinois
as one of the finest.
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Everett Fitzgerald Harold Hendrickson
Board of Education
The Board of Education has been doing a marvelous
job this year. Many changes in our school have taken
place. The progressive liberal attitude of these men has
helped to make our school what it is today and Will keep
it growing With the times.
Horace Phillips Wilbur Seaman Lonnie Watkins
O. H. MCKNELLY
This school is yours-given to you
by kind and considerate parents, a
capable board of education and a com-
munity of fine citizens. From the time
you enter school your instructors en-
deavor to instill into your minds the
germs of practical thought and learning
that they find necessary to fit you for
contact with the outside world. How
well We have succeeded only the fu-
ture can determine. But as your super-
intendent, l am confident you will meet
life bravely and become men and
Women who will demonstrate the Worth
of the training we have strived to give
IOHN L. NASH
Many crucial issues confront the
people of America. None is prob-
ably more important to our .Well-
being than the development of our
public schools in future years. l feel
confident that each graduate of Ar-
thur High School Will do his full
share to keep democracy on the of-
fensive by continuing to Work with
and for the schools in future years.
We must all strive continually to
prove that democracy Works.
Bus Drivers-Iim Ends, Bud Binegctr. Merle Moses. Bucky Dyer, Charles Scott
He was our friend. When we first en-
tered grade school he was there, a wise
and understanding teacher and principal.
He left the grade school to become pres-
ident of our high school board. We knew -
his tazmiliar face in our high school days.
"D. G." is gone but his love of youth will
always live in our hearts.
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Vice-President .. . ...,.... Dick Robinson
Secretary ..... ..,.. B etty Mattox
Treasurer .. ,...,,,. ..... S tuart Traxler
Miss Fly, Mr. Thom
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As our minds wander back through our high school days a crown of happy
memories greets us. The thrill and excitement of our first weeks in high
school . . . the good times we had at our Freshman round-up and mixer in
spite of our half-belief in the tales told us by upper classmen of the horrors of
initiation . . . our first high school Homecoming . . . our ambitious attempts not
to be outdone on our float by the upperclassmen . . . our surprise that time
could pass so quickly as did our Freshman and Sophomore years . . , a fun-
packed funior year . . . the riotous enjoyment of "Hillbilly Courtship", our class
play . . . our Wonderful prom, "The Top Hat Club" . . . Homecoming again . . .
our float "King and Queen of Hearts' '... our Senior year and its achieve-
ments . . . our hard work on the Arthurite . . . and our victorious Homecoming
. . . the joy of winning first on our float and having our candidates win honors
as king and queen. Yes, we enjoy our pleasant memories of Arthur High but
We are also looking forward to the future with the Wish that our next four years
may be spent as happily as were those in high school.
Class Play 4, l7.l".A. 1, 4, FOOT-
ball 4, Basketball l, 2, 3, Track
2, 4, Commerce Club 3.
F.1-l.A, 1, 2, 3, 4, G.A.A. 1, 2,
3, 4: Commerce Club 3, 4, Pep
Club 2, 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-
President l, 2, President 4,
Homecoming Queen 4, Cheer-
leader 1, 2, 3, 4, Class Play 3, 4.
Chorus 4, Commerce Club
Pep Club 4, F.H.A. 4.
Doris Ann Hzmsen
Band 2, 3, 4, Commerce Club
4, G.A.A, 1, 2, 3, 4, I-'.l-I.A. 1,
3, 4, Chorus 3, 4, Class Play
Pep Club 2, 3, Camera Club
Class Play 4.
Class Play 4, F.H,A. 1, 2, 3,
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Latin Club 3,
Dramatic Club 1: Pep Club 2.
3, G.A.A. l, 2, 4, Chorus 3, 4,
Class Play 3, Speech Club 4.
F.F'.A. l, Dramatics Club 1, La-
tin Club 3, 4, Pep Club 2, Class
Play 3, 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4, Cho-
rus 3, 4: Commerce Club 3, 4,
Speech Club 4,
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball 2,
Class Play 3, Pep Club 2, Com-
merce Club 3, 4.
Chorus 3, 4, Vice-President 3,
Co-Editor Annual, Band 1, 2, 3,
4: Latin Club l, 2, Dramaiic
Club 1, Pep Club 2, 4: Com-
merce Club 4, Track 2: Class
Play 3, 4: Camera Club 4:
Speech Club 4.
Band 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball l
Speech Club 4.
F.H.A, 2, 3, Commerce Club 3,
4, Pep Club 2, Chorus 3: Cam-
era Club 4.
F.H.A. 2, Pep Club 2, Com-
merce Club 3, 4, Chorus 3, 4,
Camera Club 4.
Drarnatics Club 1, Pep Club 2,
Latin Club 1, 2, G.A,A. 2, 3, 4,
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 3, 4:
Queen Candidate 2, Class Sec-
reiary and Treasurer 2, Com-
merce Club 3, 4, Class Play 3,
4, CofEditor Annual, Speech
F.l'l,A. 1, 2, 3: G.A,A, 2, 3, 4,
Chorus 3, Pep Club 2, Com-
merce Club 2, 3.
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4, Fooiball
1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, 2, Class
President 1. 2, Class Vice-Pres-
idenl 4, Latin Club l, 2, Com-
merce Club 3, 4, Band 1, 2, 3, 4,
gin? Candidate 3, Class Play
C1.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4, P.H.A. 1, 2,
3, 4, Band l, 2, 3, 4, Pep Club
2, 4, Chorus 3: Secretary and
Treasurer l, Secretary 4, Class
Play 3, 4, Year Book Staff, Com-
merce Club 3, 4 Queen Candi-
Football 3, 4, Class Treasurer
3, Homecoming King 4: Track
3, 4, Commerce Club 3, 4, Class
Class President 3: Football 2, 4,
Class Treasurer 4.
.F,A, 1, 2, 3, 4: Track 2, 3, 4,
'ootball 27 Basketball 2, Class
'lay 3, 4.
Band l, 2, 3, 4, Commerce Club
2, 3, 4, Football 4, Pep Club
2, 3, 4: Dramatics Club lg Year
Book Staff, F.F.A. 1, Latin Club
3: Class Play 3, 4, Chorus 3, 4,
Speech Club 4,
Football 3, 4, Track 3, 45 Com-
merce Club 3, Class Play 4.
Chorus 3, 4, Secretary 35 Latin
Club 3, 4, speech 4.
Fooiloall 4, Basketball 2, 3, 47
Track 2, 3, 4, King Candidate
Z, Speech Club 4.
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President ..,......... Iohrmy Dukemcm
Vice-President . . . ...,..... Iim Clcxrk
Secreiary ...,, ..,.. F loellcr Phipps
Treasurer . . . .......... Ioan Dippo
Mr. Moms, Mrs. Thomas
Richard Von Lcmken
President .........,... Ruth Ann Odum
Vice-President . . . , .... Clara Must
Secretory ...,, ...,.. I oyce Lowe
Treasurer . . ,.....,... . .Shirley Tyler
Miss Smith, Mr. Mulkey
' Ruth Ann Odum
Myra Rose Reeves
President .... ......,.
Vice-President .... . .
Treasurer . . . . .
Mr. Eldridge, Mr.
. Phyllis Compton
. .Delores Green
Willie B. Dyer
Alice Iane Krummel
Front row Cleft to rightl: Pugsley, Wilhelm, Trower, Muttox, Yutzy, Fults, Blaudow, Conlin, Romine,
Second row: Coach Lukachik, Yutzy, Grant, Schultze, Traxler, Blaase, Robinson, Haney, Parrott, Turner,
Back row: Lowder, Clemons, Yutzy, Oye, Kroll, Ryan, Oye, Cookson, Conlin, Hendrickson, Knight.
For the last few years Arthur's football team has not been too successful.
This year We won a game, squeezing by Bethany in the first game of the
season with a score of 13-12.
Next year we should have a very good team. We lose a great deal in the
line, such as Robinson, a fine offensive center and a better defensive line-
backer. Wilhelm, at the right tackle position, was a very rough man for any
opposition. Turner, for one year experience, turned out a very good year as
left tackle. Traxler was laid out early in the year because of brain concussion,
but did very Well the part he played. Romine, one of the all-around men on the
team, played as guard and fullback and proved to be equally good at both
positions. Don Yutzy is the only backfield man We will lose this year. He did a
very fine job for his first year. Bob Conlin will be leaving a spot hard to fill.
Arthur will have the familiar face of Fults, hard driving and hard hitting
halfback. Mattox, Knight, Schultz will make up the rest of the backfield. Some
of the returning linemen are Dick Yutzy at end, and a glue fingered pass
receiver, and Blaudow, who did the punting, The rest of the line be made up
of frosh and sophs. The boys who sit on the bench have to be remembered,
Coach Lukachik is looking forward to a very good year and years to come.
He says the boys have it if they will just put it out.
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Front row, left to right: Davy Conlin, Dick Baker, Bill Honn, Don Yutzy, Francis Blaudow, Maynard
Knight, lack Mattox, Dick Robinson, Dick Yutzy, Iohn Dukeman.
Second row: Coach Lukachik, Manager Rueben Yutzy, Wayne Oye, Gene Parrott, Charles Lowder, Craig
Watkins, Managers Bob Lowder, Iohn Pugsley, Coach Mulkey.
Back row: Bob Haney, Iohn Blucker, Abe Grant, Roger Hallman, Rodney Ryan, Dean Hendrickson, Duane
The basketball team got off to a slow start but after the third straight loss
they opened the conference play with Newman. Going into the game with all
odds against them the Knights proved themselves real champions by defeating
the big Newman team 47 to 42 to take control of the Okaw Conference. After
defeating Atwood they met Villa Grove, this ball game would decide who
would be the leader of the conference. lt so happened that Villa Grove proved
to have the edge by a narrow margin of two points and came out victorious 39
to 37. This game will long be remembered by local fans as one of the best
games played on the home floor for several years.
Oye, Bussy Anglin.
Handicapped in height against Sullivan we received our worst defeat of
the season, 42 to 27. As this goes to press we have five games remaining on
our schedule. Even though our record stands at 6 wins and ll losses, that is
no indication of the ball team we have. We have suffered all season by the
lack of height but with speed we have it. Two hard driving guards such as
Don Yutzy and Iohnny Dukeman added much to our team. We also benefitted
from the center play of Francis Blaudow and Maynard Knight. Such sharp-
shooters as Billy I-lonn and Dick Yutzy contributed to a fine showing. The return
of lack Mattox who, suffering a broken arm wasn't with the team until after
holidays, and the exceptional floor play of Dick Robinson were also factors
which made for a very successful season.
Weremember how Young America H. S. beat us 44 to 22 on our home
floor and how we came back later in the season to defeat them 59 to 55 in an
overtime period. Most of our games were close and exciting games. The boys
displayed wonderful basketball, the type of basketball Coach Mulkey and all
the followers were proud of. We were proud they wore the colors of our
The squad will lose two seniors this year, Don Yutzy and Dick Robinson.
They will be missed, but with a little height added we are looking forward to
green pastures and a bright future for boys who love to play and who never
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l ,. Arthur ... 30 Argenta . . ... . 39
l . . Arthur . , , 33 Lovington ....., 46
l .. Arthur Z2 Hume . .. 44
.. l Arthur ... 47 'Newman .., .. 42
. . l Arthur . . . 38 'Atwood . , . . . . . 32
l . . Arthur ,,. 37 'Villa Grove .. . . 39
l Arthur . .. 27 'Sullivan . . . . . 42
l Arthur 55 Bethany .,.... , 56
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l Arthur . . 40 Altamont , .... 44
l . . Arthur ,, . 48 'Monticello . . . . . 57
l . Arthur ,. . 39 'Arcola . ., . . , 56
, . l Arthur ,. . 59 Hume ...... . . 55lovertimeJ
l Arthur ,. . 39 'Oakland . . , ,. 42
l Arthur . . . 53 Findlay ..., . . 48
l Arthur . . . 49 "Atwood .... ,, 48CovertimeJ
l , Arthur 30 Sullivan ....., . 43
, l Arthur . . . 34 Lovington . , . . . 33
l 1 . . Arthur ... 27 'Sullivan M. .. 49
l Arthur ., . 55 Bethany .. , . . 54
. . 1 Arthur .. . 62 Arcola .. . .. 52
l . . Arthur .., 43 'Tuscola .,,. .. 59
l . , Arthur . .. Sl 'Oakland ..... . , 53
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I ohnny Dukemcm Don Yutzy
Arthur will miss the scoring of
Dicks in the pole vault, McKnel-
ly in the shotput and Lacey in
the high jump. We look forward
to seeing Captain Don Yutzy
continue his stellar perform-
ances in the dashes, pole vault
and broad jump. Don was the
leading scorer with 92-9f2U.
His record of Z2 points in the
triangular meet against New-
man and Atwood. l-le won three
firsts in the lUU, 220, 440 yard
dashes and second in broad
jump and a tie for first in the
pole vault. We are indeed hap-
py to have two fine distance
men return to our track team,
Wilhelm a.nd Dukeman. Romine
will be a great threat in the
broad jump as he showed
steady improvement all season.
Mattox and Knight will be back
to add to their height in the
high jump. We are expecting
great hurdling from Blaudow,
Stone, Yutzy, and Knight. Fults
will be an improved dash man.
With the increased interest in
track we are looking forward
to greater years in track at
Frou! row, left to right: R, Yutzy, Fults, Oye, Parrott, Oye, Grant, Honn.
Second row: D. Yutzy, Dukeman, Stone, Lacey, Shaw, R. Yutzy, Mattox, Mulkey.
Back row: Blaudow, Knight, Bathe, McKnelly, Wilhelm, Dean, Dicks.
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Second row. left to right: Myra
Reeves, Barbara Molzen, Ioan
Gaffney, Phyllis Compton, Doris
Russell, Phyllis Molzen, lanice
Phillips, Larry McNelly, Roberta
Hendrickson, Io-Ellen Gibson,
Doris Ann Hansen, Charlotte Phil-
lips, Nancy Lacy.
Front row, left to right: Ioan Dippo,
Iewell Blower, Carol Sexton, Rog-
er Hoftman, Kay Hall, Robert
Graham, Marjorie Kroll, Nancy
Pugsley, Betty Mattox, Shirley
Woods, Evelyn Riggs, Shirley Ty-
In front: Carol Combs, Alice Iane
Krummel, Connie Hall.
We have a fifty-piece concert organ-
ization With an enviable record of three
consecutive state championships in
Class D Competition. lt includes in its
membership many soloists and ensem-
ble groups as well as a fine marching
unit. The organization is very active.
This year: home football games, home
basketball games, Villa Grove Pancake
Festival, Charleston Band Day, Concert
at Macon, exchange concert with Ar-
cola, Christmas concert with chorus,
Douglas County Music Festival, Moul-
trie-Shelby Music Festival Spring Con-
cert, Contest Activities.
The maioreites are: Carol Combs. lane
Krummel, and Connie Hull.
Top row, left lo right: Eddie Ma-
son, Delores Watson, lohn Krum-
mel, Arnold Schuliz, Bill Clemons,
Dick Baker, Francis Lacey, Harlin
Turner, Neil McDonald, Bobby
Turner, Charles Eads,
Third row, leh to right: Rodney
Day, Hugh Dowell, Frieda Wil-
liamson, lim Clark, Willie B, Dy-
er, Billy Honn, Dick Robinson,
Bobby Haney, Iobn Haney, Wan-
da Field, Mary Frances Burgess,
Don Tyler, Warren Robinson, Mr.
Front row, left to right: Peggy Leatherman, Lydia Schlabach, Betty Hattcrbaugh, Evelyn
Russell, Clara Mast, Wanda Scott, Shirley Shaw,
Second row: Miss Menk, Shirley Tyler, Ioan Gaffney,
Phillips, lean Price, Delores Watson, Ioan Dixon.
Doris Ann Hansen, Phyllis Molzen.
Ioan Dippo, Floella Phipps, Ianice
Back row: Shirley Woods, Wanda Fields, Phyllis Compton, Barbara Molzen, Ruth Ann
Odum, Sylvia Cox, Ann Beals, Roberta Hendrickson.
Left to right: lohn Haney, lim Clark, Iohn
Krummel, Dick Baker, Harlin Turner.
The Chorus has had a very
successful year under the instruc-
tion of Miss Menk. lt cooperated
with the band on or Christmas pro-
gram. It also attended a music
clinic at Charleston, participated
in the Douglas County Music Fes-
tival and in contest activities. The
boys' group has taken part in all
The staff has worked hard this year to put
out an annual. This is really the class year
book. lt was produced almost entirely by the
students themselves. Their advisers let them
take the initiative in almost every instance. The
revenue has come from noon concessions, a
pop machine in the rec. room, as Well as a
very successful circus. Of course the annual
Senior Class Play was a great hit. They spent
many days buzzing around town collecting
advertising and selling subscriptions. Oh, those
teachers that loved them when classes were
interrupted for picture taking. lt was great
fun. The staff hopes you think it has been
worth their time and effort.
The Staff and Helpers in Action
Left to right: Betty Mattox, feature editorg Don Yutzy, sports editor, Hczrlin Turner,
business manager: Miss Fly, adviser, Iohn Krumrnel, co-eclitorg Mr. Nash, Year-
book sponsorg Nancy Pugsley, co-editor.
Front row. left to right: Doris Hansen, Doris Russell, Wilma Snyder, Floella Phipps, Mildred Rich, Ioyce
Lowe, Shirley Shaw, Betty Mattox Roberia rlenarickson, Cnarlotte Phillips.
Second row: Mrs Thomas, Ioan Dippo, Nettie Webb, Evelyn Dean, Delores Green, Iewell Blower,
Barbara Russell, Evelyn Russell, Shirley Woods, Ann Beals, Myra Reeves, Marjorie Kroll
Duck row: Viola Yutzy, Ianice Phillips, Roberta Miller, Mary Burgess, Phyllis Compton, Dorothy Dean.
Ruth Ann Odom, Barbara Molzen, Phyllis Molzen, Virginia Anglin.
FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA
The Arthur Chapter of the Future Home-
makers of America is composed of students
who are or have been enrolled in home eco-
nomics classes, The chapter is affiliated with
the state organization and last year was rep-
resented at the state camp by Ruth Ann Odurn,
Constructive programs and parties are planned
and carried on throughout the year. The offi-
cers for the year are: Mildred Rich, President,
Floella Phipps, Vice-President, Ioyce Lowe,
Treasurer, and Ioan Dippo, Secretary. Mrs.
Thomas was the adviser.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Our officers are: fohn Blucker, President,
David Conlin, Vice-President, Marvin Shaw
Secretary, Charles Lowder, Treasurer, Dean
Hendrickson, Representative, Francis Blauclow,
Sentinel. The organization is very active,
thanks to its active members. Last summer
we went on a trip to the Wisconsin Dells, We
attended the International Livestock Show in
Chicago, and visited points of interest to farm
boys. We had a fifteen-minute radio program
on WLBH of Mattoon. We had boys' show at
the sectional fair and at the Arthur Fair. Our
popcorn machine at the ball games helped us
make money, as Well as our minstrel show. As
community service activities we test soils and
seeds for local farmers. We are planning a
big father and son banquet, We have also
participated in the sectional and state judging
Front row. lelt to right Mr
Thomas, Rodney Ryan
Charles Lowder, David Con
lin, fohn Blucker, Marvin
Shaw, Dean Hendrickson
Second row: lohn Fansler
Norriss Greene, Craig Wat
kins, Bob Conhn, Francis
Blaudow, Arnold Schultze
Front row, left to right: loan Dixon, Ioyce Lowe, Myra Reeves, Mildred Rich, Roberta Hendrickson, Char-
lotte Phillips, Ann Beals, Kay Taylor, Betty Mattox, Miss Smith.
Second row: Marilyn Lowe, Evelyn Russell, Shirley Woods, Evelyn Riggs, Delores Watson, lanice Phillips,
Delores Greene, loan Gallney, Dons Ann Hansen,
Back row: Nettie Webb, Esther Dean, Phylliss Compton, Dorothy Dean, Ruth Ann Odurn, Barbara Molzen,
Sylvia Cox, Wanda Scott, Nancy Pugsley, Virginia Anglin.
THE GIRLS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The GAA has had a very active program
this year under the guidance of Miss Smith.
The noon hour tournaments have meant much
to their health. The girls have become quite
skillful in their athletic pursuits. Their officers
were: Ioan Gaffney, presidentg Roberta Hen-
drickson, vice-presidentg Kay Taylor, secretary,
Delores Watson, treasurer, Ann Beals, record-
One of the largest and more active clubs in
our school this year was the Commerce Club.
Composed of commerce students, its purpose
was the promotion of interest in commercial
studies. Among its activities were a theater
party and a dance. Officers for the year were:
fohn Krummel, presidentg Delores Watson, vice-
president, Betty Mattox, secretary-treasurer.
Mr. Monts was the sponsor of the group.
Front raw, lelt to right: Mildred Rich, Doris Hansen, Delores Naugle, Peggy Leatherman, lewell Blower,
lean Prices, Floella Phipps, Phyllis Mulson, Ioan Dippo.
Second row: Robert Graham, Delores Watson, Ioan Gattney, Ianice Phillips, Pat Conlin, Nancy Pugsley,
Charlotte Phillips, Betty Mattox, Bert Hendrickson, Mr. Monts.
Buck raw: John Haney, Roger Greene, Melvin Anglin, Harlm Turner, Dick VonI.anken, Hugh Stone, Stuart -
Traxler, Dick Robinson, Iohn Krummel, Myron Riggs.
Fxon row, leh to right: Ioan Dixon, Kay Taylor, Ann Beals, Charlotte Phillips, Delores Watson, Shirley
Baclilixowi Lydia Schlahach, lohn Haney, Ronnie Fults, David Conlin, Buddy Dukeman, Evelyn Rigg,
The Latin Club has furthered the study of
the Romance lauguages. They had a Christ-
mas party at Iohn Honeys and went caroling.
Mrs. Kias was adviser. Officers were: presi-
dent, Ioan Dixon, secretary-treasurer, Shirley
A new organization in our school life is the
Camera Club. lts purpose is to promote inter-
est in photography as a hobby. The members
have been busy building a darkroom. They
have had snapshot contests. Richard Von Lan-
lfen is president, Iohn Krummel, vice-president,
Ioan Gaffney, secretary, and Iim Clark, treas-
urer. Mr, Eldridge is group adviser.
Front row, leh to right: Delores Naugle, Ioan Gaiiney, Peggy Leatherman, Doris Hansen, Iean Price.
Second row: Mr. Eldridge, Dick VonLanken, Melvin Anglin, Raymond Blasse, Iohn Krummel.
Back row: Charles Kroll, Iim Clark, Roger Greene, Myron Riggs, Robert Lowder.
Front row, left to right: Leonard Wilhelm, Pat Conlin, Ioan Gaffney, Miss Menk, Nancy Pugsley, Lydia
Schlabach, John Krummel.
Back row: Iohn Haney, Harlin Turner, Francis Lacey, Dick Robinson, Stuart Traxler, Don Yutzy.
SPEECH CLUB THE VARSITY CLUB
A new organization in our school-the Another new club is the Varsity Club. Or-
Speech Club-endeavored to promote interest ganized with Mr. Mulkey and Mr. Lukachik as
in speech through debating, round table dis- advisers. lt is for lettermen. Leonard Wilhelm
cussions, and oral papers. is president.
Front row, left to right: Francis Blaudow, Don Yutzy, lack Mattox, Maynard Knight, Ronnie Fults, Bob
Trower, Hugh Stone, Dick Yutzy, Dick Robinson.
Second row: Coach Mulkey, Charles Lowder, Gene Parrott, Bch Conlin, Leonard Wilhelm, Raymond
Blasse, Iohn Dukeman, Coach Lukachik.
Back row: Abe Grant, Dean Hendrickson, Arnold Schultz, Davy Conlin, Craig Watkins, Billy Clemons,
Horace Romine, Stuart Traxler, Bob Conlin.
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Front row, left to right: Ruth Shull, Nancy Lacey, Red Filer, Ioyce Lowe, Evelyn Russell, Myra Reeves,
Ann Beals, Ioan Dixon, loan Galtney.
Second row: Floella Phipps, Wanda Fields, Dorothy Dean, ,Evelyn Riggs, Barbara Russell, Ruth Ann
Odum, Peggy Leatherman, Shirley Wood, Doris Hansen,
Third row: Marilyn Lowe, Delores Naugle, Lydia Schlabach, Pat Conlin, Betty Maitox, Nancy Pugsley,
Bert.l-Iendrickson, Kay Taylor, Phyllis Compton, Millv Rich, Mr, Mulkey.
Back row: Virginia Anglin, Iohn Krummel, Iim Clark, Dick VonLanken, Leonard Wilhelm, Harlin Turner,
Stuart Traxler, Miss Smith.
THE PEP CLUB V
The Pep Club was organized to help im-
prove school spirit. Guided by Mr. Mulkey and
Miss Smith, the group did much to improve our
cheering section at the games.
Miss Fly Was the director of this play. She
did an exceptionally fine job, The play was a
rollicking farce in three acts. Its characters
Dick Heatherby-a young college
professor .............. '. . ,lohn Krurnrnel
Susan, his Wife ......,.......,.. loan Gaffney
Buddy Chalmers, a football
player .....,....,...... . ,Harlin Turner
Babs Boswell, Buddy's
girl-friend .....,..... Roberta Hendrickson
l-lillington Ross, an old admirer
of Susan's ......,.......... Dick Robinson
Diana Mayfield, an old sweetheart
of Dick's .................... Betty Mattox
Violet, the cook ..,,,....,.. Doris Ann Hansen
Cyclone, Violets "little" brother. . .fohn Haney
Aunt Cordelia Quackenbush, Dick's
wealthy aunt ,...,......... Nancy Pugsley
lim Donovan, Susan's quick-tempered
father .........,,..,.......... Bob Conlin
Mike, a hospital attendant. . .Leonard Wilhelm
lke, another one ...,...,..,,... Marvin Shaw
Horace Romine, Stuart Traxler
Front row. left to right: Iohn Krummel, Doris Hansen, Betty Mattox, Nancy Pugsley, Ioan Gallney, Bert
Hendrickson, Harlin Turner.
Back row: Marvin Shaw, Horace Romine, Leonard Wilhelm, Bob Conlin, Stuart Traxler, Dick Robinson,
The happy expressions on "Bert" ond
"l-Iort" reflect the joyous spirits of their
senior clorssmotes when they sow their
condidotes crowned Homecoming King
ond Queen, Football cdptoin Ronnie Fults
presided at the coronortion of Roberto
Hendrickson ond Hora
I can Dixon
What a Day
The sun was shining. lt was a grand day
for Homecoming. The floats were all very
beautiful and showed much hard Work on the
part of the students. Senior float won first, then
came the Iunior, Sophomore, and Freshman,
second, third, and fourth. The game, though
lost, was an example of the true fighting spirit
of our boys. The dance Was really smooth.
Then came that crowning event, the Coronation.
These students were chosen b
Betty Mattqx was chosen by
the seniors and faculty as the
school's good citizen on the
basis of the following qualities:
Dependability - Truthfulness -
Honesty - Punctuality - Serv-
ice - Cooperation - Helpfulness
- Responsibility - Leadership -
Personality - Self Control - Ini-
tiative - Patriotism - Unselfish
Loyalty to American ldeals.
y the student body and teachers because of
their outstanding abilities. Throughout the entire school year they have been
active in rnany phases of school lite and are indeed representative of the
progressive spirit of the youth of our school.
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MOST POPULAR GIRL . . .
MOST POPULAR BOY . . .
YEAR BOOK CO-EDITOR . .
YEAR BOOK CO-EDITOR,
OUTSTANDING MUSICIAN .
I am the "Spirit of the Class of 1950" I have watched over this group now
for many years. just yesterday, December 3, l97O, one of the class members
joined me in my celestial palace and now we are preparing for a trip around
the world to revisit his old classmates. Yes, Marvin Shaw has come to his
reward. The Pest Exterminator Company finally got him. Won't you climb on
a cloud and join us in our journey?
Down we drift toward earth. Look down there at that fertile farm land.
Why, that's Bob Conlins farm and theres Dr. Robert Graham, veterinarian,
working on some of Bobs sick sows.
Going on we see a snappy looking trailer whizzing along the highway.
Thats the home of Ioan Gaffney. Shes happily married to a traveling account-
ant. Walking along the same road we see a ragged, dirty, ill-dressed but
happy bum, Leonard Wilhelm. Hes enjoying a life of ease.
Our cloud carries us over that little city of Arthur. As we drift over one
backyard we see a clothesline sagging under the weight of sixteen children's
clothes. Roberta Hendrickson's abode, no doubt. We revisit our old alma
mater. In the Social Science department we find Doris Hansen teaching. She's
well liked by all her inmates. A new section is being added to the city, Lacey
Acres. Francis Lacey has laid out and is building the beautiful section. Dick
Robinsons funeral home is doing a thriving business here with the able assist-
ance of Dr. Lydia Schlabach, who is practicing in Arthur.
Our cloud flies away and soon we're in the nation's capital. Floating by
a hotel window we see Nancy Pugsley. Shes here to accept nomination to
become our first woman President. Interviewing her is that ace-on-the-spot
reporter, Pat "Brenda Starr" Conlin. The largest church in the world is being
dedicated here tomorrow. We park our cloud on the high spire and look down
to see john Krummel who serves as janitor in this high ecclesiastical structure.
john seems very happy in his church work. As our cloud drifts away from
Washington, D. C., out over the Atlantic we see a gigantic ocean steamer
returning from Europe. Theres Peggy Leathermann, well-known Met opera
star. She's been singing the lead in the opera of that well-known composer,
john Haney. The opera is "Salome and Bye." Also on the ship is Horace
"Roamin' " Romine. Hes returning from a lion hunt in Africa. He captures
wild animals and brings them back for Delores Naugle's big wild animal show.
Shes a very proficient animal trainer.
Our cloud is drifting into "Gay Paree." We pass over the world famous
beauty salon of Mademoiselle Marilyn Lowe. Paris has simply gone mad over
her American hair styles. Theres Betty Mattox, famous actress, getting a
Our cloud leaves the earth and we are heaven bound. OOPS! What's
that thing that just whizzed by? Its a rocket. Don Yutzy, wealthy playboy, is
financing rocket trips to the moon. Stewart Traxler is chief engineer. There
among the passengers is Harlin "jack Benny" Turner, well-known comedian.
The people here on earth don't respond to his humor so he thought he would
try the ones on the moon.
With that we leave my charges behind. I hope you have enjoyed the trip.
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THE ARTHUR IVIINISTERIAI.
Congratulations to the Class of '50
ARTHUR LUMBER COMPANY
Phone 32 Arthur, Illinois
Exclusive Sales Representatives for:
9 HOTPOINT ELECTRIC APPLIANCES
0 GENERAL ELECTRIC
Radios and Record Players
0 PITTSBURGH PLATE GLASS
Paint and Glass
0 THOMAS MOULDING - ASPHALT FLOOR TILE
0 FLINTCOTE CO.
Plastic Paint and Varnish
0 TYLAC WALL PRODUCTS
' UNITED STATES GYPSUM CO.
.KEASBEY AND MATTISON
Asbestos Siding-Asbestos Wallhoard
9 HUTTIG SASH AND DOOR-MILLWORK
3 BRUCE REFINISHED HARDWOOD FLOORING
Literature on New Homes and Remodeling
Is Yours for the Asking
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SENIOR CLASS
OIL EQUIPMENT DIVISION
' Truck Tanks
3 Tank Trailers
9 Storage Tanks
U Milk Bodies
0 Bread Bodies
' Complete Line of Caskets
' Air-Seal Burial Vaults
. Prefabricated Houses
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF '50
May success and happiness be yours in
accordance with the efort you put forth
to attain them. . . The very best of wishes
to each and every one of you and may
the years that are before you be full of
happiness and contentment.
CORNWELL TRUCKING SERVICE
Congratul o the Class of '50
A. H. CORNWELL
LOCAL AND LONG DISTANCE HAULING
C mpliments of
PHOSPHATE AND LIMESTONE SPREADING
Phone 81 Arthur, Illino
one 349 Arthur, Illino
STATE BANK OF ARTHUR
Member of Federal Reserve System and F. D. I. C.
"We Encourage Systematic Thriftv
START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT IN OUR BANK TODAY
AND ADD TO IT EACH WEEK OR MONTH
SUGAR CREEK CREAMERY COMPANY
Highest Cash Prices Paid For
MILK AND CREAM
Phone 28 Arthur, Illinois
BEALS OIL COMPANY
PHONE 66 ARTHUR, ILLINOIS
Best Wishes to the Class of '50
ARTHUR IMPLEMENT COMPANY
John Deere Quality Farm Equipment
ARTHUR GRAIN COMPANY
Grain, Feed, Seed, and Custom Grinding
0. L. Wetherell C. J. Aschermann S. L. Wetherell J. E. Pat
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the
Class of '50
PHONE 26 ARTHUR, ILLINOIS
E A D S
Your Happy Hour Store
DRY GOODS - GROCERIES - MEATS
Phones: 24 and 25 Arthur, Illinois
Congratulations to the Class of '50
Clark J. Eads Charles S. Keeney Charles E. Oye
LET YOUR PERSONAL APPEARANCE
BE YOUR GREATEST ASSET
"If your clothes are not becoming to you they should
be coming to us.',
Member National Institute of Cleaning and Dyeing 1
Phone 2231 Atwood, lll
CLASS OW, CAFE AND TAVERN
S Best Wishes and Good Luck
Call Us for Results of All Sports
Service With a Smile
Phone 27 .
HOKE AND HARRER RADIO 8 ELECTRIC SHOP
F000 STQRE ' uw., Sem Everything W., Sem
E Buy With Confidence
Meats and Groceries FRIGIDAIRE MAYTAG
YOUNGSTOWN and GENEVA
A G d Pl T d ' KITCHENS
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E Phone 353 Arthur, Ill.
DEAN BROS. NOFREY BROS. GARAGE
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' OLDSMOBILE CARS
To The Class Of '50 S G.M.C. TRUCKS
Arthur, Illinois g Bumper to B lmper Car Service
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Your Home Town YOUR FORD DEALER
, g Phone 214
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Our Sincerest Good Wishes
CLASS OF '50
Your Chrysler and Plymouth Dealer S
Serving You Since 1919
CLASS OF '50
We Wish You a Long, Happy Life 5
May God Bless You :
FACTORY SALES, INC. E
Greg Fitzj errald
Clair Fitzjerrald .
R. M. THOMAS
"See Norge Before You Buyv
A Thrifty Store for Thrifty People
We wish to extend the compliments
of our entire organization
GOOD LUCK, '50
BEN FRANKLIN STORE
G. H. Stock M. E. Dippo
CLASS OF '50
HARRY S JO WARE
Congratulations to the Seniors
14-64 E. Cantrell Decatur, Ill. E
STORE AND HATCHERY
WAYNE FEEDS FIELD SEEDS
Seed Processor - Farm Supplies
Congratulations to the Class of '50
Carter Odum, Manager
Mullikin M W Nation Wide
Groceries, Vegetables, Meats
ICE CREAM FROZEN FOODS
Jewelry - Notions
Arthur, Illinois Phone 68
Ohnesorge Service Station
Your One Stop Station
We Make Service Calls
M. 5 J. STOCK
Arthur Coal 8 Feed Co.
Eastern Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana
and West Virginia Coal
F. H. Huckleberry, Owner
C. H. Hoffman, Mgr.
Best Wishes to the Class of '50
CONSUMER'S COAL CO.
COAL - PAINT
Congratulations to the Class of '50
Phone 221 Arthur, Ill.
HEERDT'S BARBER SHOP
To The Graduates
JEWELRY, GIFTS, APPLIANCES
Radios, Oil Burners, Stokers
Phone 33 Arthur, Ill.
GROCERIES - MEATS
Best Wfishes to the Class of 950
Phone 57 Arthur, Illinois
To The Class of 550
HUMMY'S BARBER SHOP
J. E. MASON HARDWARE
Distributors of Such Quality Products as
Magic Chef and Skelgas Stoves
SINCLAIR SHOE REPAIR
To The Class of Fifty
COMB SERVICE STATION
Congratulations to the Class of '50
FOR THE BEST IN INSURANCE
HH. HJOEH ffBoB"
To The Class of '50
Opposite Grade School Phone 56
S Goodyear Batteries, Tires and Tubes
Sinclair Gas and Oil
3 I want to thank you for your last
50 years of patronage
Dawson's Apparel Shoppe
To Every Girl's Wardrobe Problem
Congratulations to the Graduates
Grantham's Drug Store
Riley's Clothing Store
Men's and Boys' Clothing
Phone 6 Arthur, Ill.
E SMOOTH TRAVELING ON THE
CLASS OF '50
CLASS OF '50
2 Your D-X Tank Wagon Dealer
Owned and Operated by
WILLARD K. YODER
Phone 1042 Arthur, Illinois
Best Wishes, Class of 350
Pasteurized Milk Products
Phone 253 Arthur, Illinois E
Armour's Beauty Salon
New - Modern
Hair Styling and Permanents
Phone 3251 Arthur, Ill
Pasteurized Dairy Products
Phone C. 0. Taylor 24-5
Churchill Manufacturing Company
TRANS-I-LAC FLOOR SEALER
SEALS The first step toward a
PRESERVES practical, economical
PROTECTS floor program
FLOORS Penetrates deeply
USE ON Seals permanently
WOOD Protects from wear,
CONCRETE from stains and moisture
CORK Foundation for waxing
MASTIC Will not darken
R. M. CORBETT
M c C O R M I C K
Sales and Service
H. L. PHILLIPS
Phone 5 Arthur, Illinois
Moultrie-Douglas Farm Equipment Co.
YOUR CASE DEALER
Case Tractors and Implements
Farmer's Friend Corn Dump
Jacobsen Lawn Mowers
D. Moses, Mgr.
Phone 216 Arthur, Illinois
Schrock's Cabinet Shop
Compliments of E Manufacturer of Kitchen Cabine
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3 Your Specifications
M FORMICA SINK TOPS
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MHUOOUQ Illil10iS Designers and Builders
5 Phone 395 Arthur, Il
BEST WISHES TO THE "NIFTY '50S"
HOME INSULATIGN COMPANY
B. D. OSBORN
E Compliments of
OUR SINCEREST BEST WISHES 5
FOR YOUR FUTURE E
5 THE RE-NU COMPANY
5 Arthur, Ill. Phone 2071
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: Personalized Service
J. R. WATKINS
Engravings furnished by
CAPITOL ENGRAVING CO.
IF OUR PRIDE IS SHOWING!
For 45 years Huston-Patterson Corporation has been pro-
ducing fine high school and college yearbooks . . . bools
which have won honors in competitive showings and many
expressions of appreciation from gratified clients.
But, since a 1949 annual produced in our plant took FIRST
place in competition with entries from FORTY-ONE states,
we think we may be pardoned if our pride begins to show.
We're not too proud, however, to give a large share of
credit to the school's staff and faculty advisors. Such suc-
cess never would come without the long hours of pains-
taking care they devoted to the preparation of copy and
Yes, in the final analysis, it's co-operation that counts.
Teamwork spells achievement in printing as well as on
the football field or basketball court.
Co-operation, teamwork-they are words which through
too frequent use may have lost some of their meaning.
But here at Huston-Patterson we still strive to give them
their full import and significance in our yearbook printing
as well as in all other phases of our business.
HUSTON - PATTERSON CORPORATION
365 North Main Street Decatur, Illinois
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