Bradford High School - Bradonian Yearbook (Bradford, IL)
- Class of 1946
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Text from Pages 1 - 60 of the 1946 volume:
BRADFORD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
Vol. I5 No. I5 Bradford, Illinois May 1946
R. L. BREEN JOHN R. DUNLAP
HENRY COHRS L. D. IODER WARREN HALL
DR. C. A. FORBES CLARENCE RINKENBERGER
BOARD OF EDUCATION
D. M. HANSON, B. S., M. A
M. A. University of Illinois
SALLIE VANZANT, M. A.
University of Kentucky
SHAW TERWILLIGER, B. S., M. A.
University of Illinois
EDWARD WACH, B. A.
University of Illinois
DONALD ARTHUR, B. M.
LaSalle-Peru Junior College
Oglesby Jr. College
Vandercook School of Music
ELIZABETH WETZEL, B. Ed. THOMAS LEESON, B. Ed
Western Ill. Teachers College Illinois State Normal
ETOYLE LUTHER, B. S. LORENA THOMAS, A. B
University of Wisconsin ' Bradley Poly. Inst.
Published annually by the students of the Bradford Township High School,
To Peace and the opportunities it offers this and the succeeding graduating
classes of Bradford Township High School, we dedicate this, the fifteenth volume
of the Bradonian.
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Attended Tiskilwa 13 Chorus
1, 2, 3, 43 Librarian 43 Home
Coming Queen 43 Girls' P. E.
13 Operetta 13 Pep Club 1, 2,
33 Girls' Basketball 13 Mixed
Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Festival
Chorus 43 Production Crew 43
Home Ec. Club 1, 2, 3, 43 G.
A. A. 1.
"A Little Honey" 33 "Girl
Shy" 43 Thespian 43 Home Ec.
Delegate 23 Home Ec. Club 1,
2, 3, 43 Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 43
Operetta 13 Girls' P. E. 1, 2, 3,
43 Honor Society 3, 4.
Student Council 2, 43 Band 2,
3, 43 Band Vice-President 3:
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball
1, 2, 3, 43 Track 1, 2, 3, 43
Letterman 1, 2, 3, 43 Thespian
3, 43 Thespian Vice-Pres. 43
"Almost Summer" 33 "A Lit-
tle Honey" 3: "Girl Shy" 42
Class Secretary 13 Production
Crew 33 F. F. A. President 43
Treasurer 33 Club 2, 3. 43
Boys' Chorus 2, 43 "I Shall Be
Attended Wenona 1, 23 Class
Treasurer 13 Band 1, 2, 3, 43
Home Ec. Club 1, 2, 3, 43
Home Ec. Vice-President 43
Mixed Chorus 1, 23 Highlights
Staff 33 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43
Basketball 1, 2, 3, 43 Student
Council 23 Student Council
Reporter 23 Thespian 43 School
Plays 33 Student Director 43
Class Treasurer 43 G. A. A.
Secretary 43 D. A. R. Repre-
sentative 43 Honor Society 3,
43 "I Shall Be Waiting" 4.
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dent Council President 43
Highlights Staff 33 Highlights
Editor 43 Honor Society 3, 43
Honor Society President 33
Play Cast "Girl Shy" 43 Band
1, 2, 3, 43 Chorus 3, 43 Thes-
pian 43 Bradonian Staff 3, 43
Bradonian Editor 43 Produc-
tion Crew 33 Football 1, 2.
Class Treasurer 23 Secretary
13 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Mixed
Chorus 3, 43 P. E. 1, 2, 3, 43
G. A. A. 43 Thespian 43 Hon-
or Society 3, 43 Cast "A Lit-
tle Honey" 33 Ca-st "Girl Shy"
43 Production Crew 2, 3, 43
Dramatic Club 13 Librarian 12
Operetta 13 "I Shall Be Wait-
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball
1, 2, 3, 43 Track 1, 2, 3, 43 Let-
terman 1, 2, 3, 43 F. F. A.
Club 1, 2, 3, 43 Secretary 33
Watch Dog' 43 Production
Crew 33 Boys' Chorus 1, 4.
Football 13 Basketball 1, 23
Letterman 13 F. F. A. 1, 2, 43
Boys' Chorus 13 Boys' Festival
Attended St. Bede's 33 Band
1, 23 Cheerleader 1, 23 Boys'
Chorus 23 Dramatic Club 23
Production Crew 23 Carnival
King 43 Cast of "Girl Shy" 43
Thespian 43 Boys' Chorus 4.
G. A. A. 43 Home Ec. Club 1,
23 P. E. 1, 2, 3, 43 Band 1, 2.
3, 43 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Librari-
an 1, 2, 3, 43 Girls' Basketball
1, 2, 3, 43 Captain 1, 2, 33
Operetta 13 Pep Club 1, 23
Production Crew 2, 4.
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Football 1,
2, 3, 43 Basketball 1, 2, 33
Track 1, 23 3, 45 P18-Y "Girl
Shy" 43 F. F. A. Basketball
Team 43 P. E. 4: Boys' Festi-
val Chorus 4.
Football 1, 3, 43 Mgr. Football
23 Basketball 1, 2, 33 Track 1,
2, 3, 43 Chorus 3, 43 Band 1,
2, 3, 43 Thespian 3, 43 Presi-
dent 43 Honor Society 3, 43 Li-
brarian 33 Dramatic Club 1, 23
"Mr. and Mrs. America" 23
"Almost Summer" 33 Student
Director "A Little Honey" 33
"Jacob Comes Home" 33 "Girl
Shy" 4: Class Vice-President
33 President 43 "I Shall Be
Waiting" 43 Boys' Festival
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Student Council 1, 43 Chorus
2, 3, 43 Home Ec. Club 1,' 23
P. E. 1, 2, 3, 43 Production
Crew 3, 43 Librarian 43 G. A.
A. 43 Festival and Chorus 43
Girls' State 3.
Attended Princeton 1, 2, 3:
Girls' P. E. 1, 2, 43 Home Ec.
Club 1, 2, 43 F. I-I. A. Treasurer
43 Girls' Basketball 43 Produc-
tion Crew 3, 43 Chorus 43
Girls' Hi-Tri 1, 2.
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 43 Chorus 2, 3,
43 Band 2, 33 Girls' P. E. 1, 2,
3, 43 G. A. A. 4.
Football 1, 2, 3, 43 Basketball
1, 2, 3, 43 Track 1, 2, 3, 43
Class President 13 Vice Presi-
dent 2, 43 Plays "Almost Sum-
mer" 33 "Jacob Comes Home"
33 "Girl Shy" 43 Thespian 43
Boys' Festival Chorus 4.
Football 1, 2, 3, 4, Basketball
1, 2, 3, 4: Basketball Co-Cap-
tain 4, Track 1, 2, 3, 4, Band
2, 3, 43 Chorus 2, 3, Mixed
Chorus 2, F. F. A. 3, 4, Pro-
duction Crew 3, 4, Thespian 4,
President of Class 3: Class
Secretary 45 Honor Society 4:
Letterman 2, 3, 4, Boys'
P. E. 1, 2, 3, 4, Chorus 1, 2, 3,
43 Ensemble 4: Basketball
Team 1, 2, 3, 4, Captain 4, Li-
brarian 2, 3, 4, G. A. A. 43
Home Ec. Club 1, 2, 3, 49 Op-
eretta, 13 Production Crew 43
Festival Chorus 4: Honor So-
ciety 3, 4g Pep Club 2.
Track 2, 3: F. F. A. 3, 4, Let-
HELEN ANN RATCLIFF
Attended Bradford 1, 3, 4: Pe-
oria Convent 2g Chorus 2, 3, 4g
Home Ee. Club 1, 3, 4, G. A.
A. 4: P. E. 1, 2, 3, 4.
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Class Vice-President 15 Presi-
dent 2g P. E. 1, 2, 3, 4: Sec-
retary Pep Club: Chorus 1,
2, 3, 4: Chorus President 43
F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4, Vice-Presi-
dent 35 President 4: Class Sec-
retary 34 G. A. A. 43 Play
"Girl Shy" 4: Class Treasurer
4, Student Council 3: Class
F. F. A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
G. A. A. 4: Girls' Chorus 2, 3,
43 P. E. 1, 2, 3, 45 Cast "Girl
Shy" 43 Basketball Team 1, 2,
3, 43 Home Ec. Club Treasur-
er 2, F. H. A. 1, 2, 3, 4.
Football 1, 2, 3, 49 Basketball
1, 2, 3, 4, Track 1, '2, 3, 4,
Class Treasurer 1: F. F. A. 1,
2, 3, 43 F. F. A. Vice-Pre ident
33 Play Cast "Don't Take My
Penny" 2: Play Cast "Act
Your Age" 23 Thespian 2, 3, 4:
Treasurer 4, Chorus 1, 2, 33
Student Director "Girl Shy" 4,
"I Shall Be Waiting" 43 Boys'
Festival Chorus 4.
E 1 2, 3, 43 Cast "Girl
4 Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4
me Ec. Club 1, 2, 3, 43
Basketball Team 1, 2, 3, 4,
P. E. 1, 2, 43 Girls' Chorus 1
2, 3, 4, Mixed Ensemble 2, 4
Home Ec. Club 1, 2, 43 Oper
etta 13 Cast "Girl Shy' 4
Festival Chorus 1, 2, 3, 43 Vo
cal Contest 3, 43 Pep Club 2
SENIGR CLASS HISTORY
The class of '46 entered Bradford High
School on August 31, 1942. At the first
meeting of the group of forty-one stu-
dents, John Lawson was elected president,
Mary Real vice-president, Jim Cahill sec-
retary, John Scott treasurer, Student
Council representatives Mary Jane Heinz-
mann and Jack Carroll. Thirteen boys
won their numerals in football and two
also won letters that fall. The chief
money-raising activity of the class was
the scrap-drive conducted during the
Homecomng in which they placed second.
Other sports, band, chorus and various
clubs also received a, great deal of atten-
tion from our group.
By the beginning of the school year '43-
'44 the number had been reduced to thirty-
five. Officers elected were: president,
Mary Real: vice-president, John Lawson,
secretary, Marlo Thomas, treasurer, Cath-
erine Code: Student Council, Jim Cahill.
The class was again very active in sports
with an almost record number for a
class of six winning letters in football.
Four sophomores also made the Varsity
squad in basketball. The main class proj-
ects were the building of a float at the
Homecoming in which they placed second.
ing of the Christmas party. Again the
girls matched the boys' active participa-
tion in extra-curricular activities by their
work in such fields as music and dra-
Our group was still further reduced in
our junior year to a total of thirty-one.
Officers elected at the first meeting were:
Howard Moody, presidentg Earl Hawkins,
vice-president: secretary, Mary Real:
treasurer, Beatrice Campbell: Jack Car-
roll, Student Council representative. The
strong interest evinced by the group in
the previous two years in extra-curricular
activities was never more plainly shown
than in that year. Six boys held positions
on the Varsity squad in basketball with
eleven winning berths at one time or an-
other on the first team in football. Sever-
al members were very active in the dra-
matic field, participating in several school
plays besides the junior play. A "Sadie
Hawkins" party was given by our class as
their all-school party for the year which
was really something new. The principal
contribution of the group was the presen-
tation of a Junior-Senior Prom: the first
one in several years, which was one of
the highlights of the year.
Twenty-nine students returned to Brad-
ford High at the start of our last year
with Earl Hawkins being elected presi-
dent: John Lawson, vice-president: How-
ard Moody, secretaryg Beatrice Campbell,
treasurer: Student Council representa-
tives, Jim Cahill and Mary Jane Heinz-
mann. The class sold candy, pop and oth-
er confections at all the athletic events as
well as at school every day, thus earning
money for their Chicago trip. The year
which would be the climax of our hign
school days saw the class' participation in
activities at a maximum. Seven boys
were on the football team and five on the
first squad in basketball. Band, Chorus,
Dramatics and other organizations bene-
fitted by the members' work. A play,
"Girl Shy," with an all-Senior cast was
presented in December.
Thus we bring to a close our fourth year
in Bradford High, a happy and active one
as were the other three.
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Left to Right-First Row-Barbara Woodford, Dolores Mitchell, Lois Kelly, Joanne
Hickey, Phyllis Tumbleson, Miss Wetzel, adviser, Joan Finnegan, Pauline
Sturm, Margaret Sturm, Maxine Scott, Aileen Manning, Cleo Dixon.
Second Row-Bob Driscoll, Jim Mowbray, Bernie Cahill, Wayne Walker, Max Scott,
Jay Hickey, John Genzel, Jack Rinkenberger, Harry Staley, Jack Cox, Mr. Ter-
Third Row-Bob Camey, Rick Potter, Catherine Ryan, Theresa, Ann Calhoun, Bonny
Reinbeck, Marilyn Emmons, Mary Jean Forbes, Bob Chasteen, Bill Weber, John
The Junior class is made up of sixteen
girls and sixteen boys. Although one
member, Pat Tilson, was lost through
transfer, Bob Chasteen was added to the
roll at the end of the first semester.
The class officers are:
President, Theresa Ann Calhoun.
Vice-President, Bernard Cahill.
Secretary, Dolores Mitchell.
Treasurer, Phyllis Tumbleson.
The "Jolly Juniors" are interested in
sports and other extra-curricular activi-
ties and many are members of the Band,
F. F. A., Chorus and others. Theresa
Calhoun and Dolores Mitchell act as
cheerleaders for the student body. The
girls' basketball team has been very suc-
cessful with Marilyn Emmons as captain.
Bonny Reinbeck went to the sectional
music contest with piano and low voice
and Dolores Mitchell went in the high
voice vocal class. The Juniors are rep-
resented in the Girls' Ensemble which also
went to the contest by Theresa Calhoun,
Dolores and Bonny.
During the course of the year, the class
of "47" sponsored a movie and a chili din-
ner besides producing a play. However,
the main activity of the year was the
Junior-Senior prom which proved very
The Juniors wish to express sincere
thanks to their class advisers, Miss Wet-
zel and Mr. Terwilliger for their part in
making our third year at B. H. S. a suc-
Left to Right-First Row--Mr. Arthur, adviser, Pat Harris, Phyllis Thompson, Anna
Mae Grubaugh, Marjorie Reed, Audrey Dennison, Charlene Tracy, Marjorie An-
derson, Juanita Dixon, Miss Thomas, adviser.
Second Row-Pete Gorman, Roy Dorff, Bill Shurts, Donald Cook, Dave Brown, Phil
Code, Bernie McKean, Dale Nelson, Benny Pettegrew, Jim Austin.
Third Row-Duane Newell, Les Turner, Lee Turner, Vada Dickerson, Lois Real, Sherry
Graham, Joanne Shaw, Celestine Stotler, Myrtle Thumma, Doris Poff, Dave Ma-
lone, Glen Rinkenberger, Bill Tumbleson.
The Sophomore class entered the school
year of '45-'46 with a comparatively small
but active group of 31 students. Officers
who were elected at the initial meeting of
the group are:
President, Anna Mae Grubaugh.
Vice-President, Phyllis Thompson.
Secretary, Benny Pettegrew.
Treasurer, Dave Brown.
Student Council representatives, Mar-
jorie Reed and Dave Malone.
The ingenuity of the class bore its first
fruits at the Homecoming when we re-
ceived second prize for our exhibit: a
grave, with a white cross at its head, in
which Toulon was supposedly buried. The
king and queen named by the class to rep-
resent them were Phil Code and Celestine
As it has done since its inception two
years ago, our class proved its interest in
the field of extra-curricular activities by
its active participation in sports, music
and drama. Strengthening the Panthers'
football squad were several boys from the
class. Phil Code, Donald Cook and Bob
Lee won letters. The sophomores were
also prominent on the hardwoods, "Dooz"
Malone and Phil Code turned the experi-
ence of their first year to good advantage
by showing more than average ability.
Not to be outdone by the boys, the
feminine members of the group added their
v0Cal talent to the chorus. Anna Mae
Grubaugh was a member of the Ensem-
ble. Anna Mae joined the Thespians dur-
ing the year and is one of the school's
The Christmas party, traditionally the
Sophomores, was given by them this year at
which games, refreshments and the ex-
change of -gifts were the order of the day.
Our thanks go to Mr. Arthur and Miss
Thomas fOr guiding US so ably through
our second year at Bradford High.
Left to Right-First Row-Bernard Kelly, Duane Manning, John Barto, Loren
Wright, Jim Gill, Charles Philhower, Walter Harmon. ,
Second Row-Mr. Leeson, adviser, Pat Ryan, Betty Johnston, Shirley Moody, Louise
Heneger, Kay Tumbleson, Doris Manning, Charlene Thumma, Marjorie Damm,
Third Row-Betty Jean Scott, Gene Craig, Bill Green, Don Plotner, Stanley Wright,
Jerry Hickey, Da.n Driscoll, J. E. Terwilliger, Charles Trobaugh, Bob Mowbray,
Jim Rankin, Don Kelly, Muriel Campbell.
Fourth Row-Wanda McKeever, Doreen Ringenberg, Ruthe Linden, Edythe Eble,
Wilma Wright, Elenore Grubaugh, Lois Manning, Patricia Ryan, Verna Wabel,
Genevieve Van Ostrand, Barbara Carroll, Doris Champion, Gladys Tucker, Helen
Doty, Betty Chasteen, Caroline Rees. Donna Dally.
The Freshman class of 1945-1946 con-
sists of 19 boys and 27 girls. Officers who
were elected at the first meeting are:
President, Danny Driscoll.
Vice-President, J. E. Terwilliger.
Secretary-Treasurer, Jerry Hickey.
Student Council representatives, Muriel
Campbell and Bill Green.
Thanks to the Seniors' help, we all suc-
ceeded in going through the initiation
early in the year without losing our lives.
Our first contribution to the school was a.
booth at the Homecoming, which won
Our class was well-represented in ath-
letics, with a large percentage of the boys
out for football and basketball.
We are also represented in the Band
with 13 studying under Mr. Arthur at this
time. They are: Walter Harmon, James
Gill, Loren Wright, Wanda McKeever,
Edythe Eble, Genevieve Van Ostrand,
Pat Ryan, Doreen Ringenberg, Verna
Wabel, Barbara Carroll, and Muriel
Campbell. The girls are also representing
the class in Chorus, F. H. A., and the G.
The membership of the class was in-
creased in the second semester when Betty
Chasteen transferred from Manual High.
We have enjoyed our first year in school
and are looking forward to three more
active and enjoyable years.
Our class advisors are Mr. Leeson and
Mr. Wachg Mr. Leeson taking the place of
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Left to Right-First Row-Muriel Campbell, Marjorie Reed, Dave Malone, Theresa
Second Row-Jay Hickey, Mary Jane Heinzmann, Bill Green, Jack Carroll, Jim Ca.-
The Student Council is an organization
under the supervision of Mr. Hanson
which has charge of all extra-curricular
activities of the high school. The group
consists of a boy and girl from each class,
a president from the Senior class and a
secretary elected by the Council from the
Last year's plan of allowing each class
and organization one representative was
discarded this year in favor of the old
method because one class often held a
majority vote. 'The members of the Stu-
dent Council this year are: President,
Jack Carroll: Secretary, Theresa Calhoung
Senior representatives, Mary Jane Heinz-
mann and Jim Cahillg Junior representa-
tives, Jay Hickey and Pat Tilson Know
transferredlg Sophomore representatives,
Dave Malone and Marjorie Reed, Fresh-
man representatives, Bill Green and Muri-
The purpose of the Student Council is
set forth in the Constitution drawn up this
year: it is to promote more loyal school
spirit and to cooperate with the faculty in
regulating the school calendar, student
activities and social functions of the
school. This Constitution, the first the
group has had in several years, also gives
a definite outline of the organization's
duties and internal set-up.
The three major works of the year for
the Council is the planning of the Home-
comingg the publication of the Bradonian
and the carrying out of the activities dur-
ing Big Brother and Sister Day. Compli-
mentary tickets were also issued to eighth
graders throughout the territory, enabling
them to see the games, plays etc. in the
school free of charge.
Perhaps the most important job of all,
however, is the publishing of our annual,
the Bradonian, through which is shown
the life and activities of the student body
during the year.
We hope that the Student Council will
be able to attend the Student Council
Convention which will be held in Peoria
Those who serve in this organization
gain a valuable knowledge of government
in action and learn how to work and co-
operate with other students.
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Left to Right-Bonny Reinbeck, Charlotte Phelps, Mary Jane Heinzmann, Miss Van-
zant, Catherine Code, Laverne ,Albrecht and Barbara Graham.
There are no injections or pink pills for
learning. A student who has no inclina-
tion to learn more will be very apt to
think that he knows enough. That is
why we have spent so much time and ef-
fort, and made provision for good books
in our library. This year we have added
125 new books, some of the most popular
of which are: Pastoral, The Shining Trail,
Heroes of the Pacific, Separate Star, The
Missouri, Granite Harbor, and Storm Can-
Our library contains more than 5,100
books which offer a large field of reading
material. Among the reference books we
find science, history, vocational, econom-
ics, travel, biography, Latin, and litera-
ture which give the students opportunity
to read on almost any subject. There are
many sets of classics which are used as
text books in the various English classes.
Some of our many magazines, such as
Life, Reader's Digest, Saturday Evening
Post, and Harper's are kept in the study
hall where everyone may read them.
Good Housekeeping, McCa1l's, Hygeia, and
others are kept in the Home Economics
department. Popular Mechanics, Country
Gentleman, Home Craftsman, Prairie
Farmer, and all the farm magazines are
kept in the agriculture room for ready
This year the library was arranged dif-
ferently making it much more convenient
and attractive. The desk and card cata-
log were placed in front of the windows,
and the fence in front of the reference
books was removed so that the books
were more accessible to the students. A
table was taken out and another book-
case added. The library is one of the most
popular rooms in the school.
The card files and shelf lists were all
checked over, refiled, and brought up to
date. The card catalog includes the au-
thor, title, and subject which makes it
easy for anyone to locate a book. Readers'
cards are being used this year for the
first time. A card for each student shows
what books are checked out by each.
The library is supervised by Miss Van-
zant who is assisted by six students who
do housekeeping duties, help prepare
books for the shelves, check books and
periodicals, post notices for fines, and file
cards above the rods.
Reading has been called the "greatest
engine that human genius has evolved"
and it should be possible for every one to
have free access to the best and most in-
teresting minds of all the ages as they
have been brought down to us in books.
It is a privilege to read what has been
done and thought in the past so that we
may build upon this past experience. Our
library furnishes this opportunity.
SENIOR HOMEMAKING CLASS
Left to Right-Betty Wright, Vivian Howell, Betty Wetzel, adviserg Charlotte Phelps,
Laverne Albrecht, Harriet Vest, Mary Real, Beverly Weber.
The homemaking classes this year
proved to be very interesting and educa-
tional. It is of much advantage to girls
in every walk of life, even for the girl who
is planning a business career, because it
helps create a pleasing personality,
teaches her how to choose and wear more
becoming' clothes and how to fit herself
into her social surroundings. Always
during one's lifetime there are situations
in which one can use her homemaking
The past year the homemaking classes
have done a variety of things. Even
though many of the units for each year
have approximately the same title they
are viewed from a different angle and in
each succeeding year are gone into more
thoroughly. Below is a short resume of
a few of the units covered by each class.
The freshmen studied personality build-
ing and how to make and keep friends as
their first units. These girls made the
aprons they wore in the foods laboratory.
When it was time to work on foods they
started out very simply using breakfasts
SOPHOMORE HOMEMAKING CLASS
Left to Right-Charlene Tracy, Joanne Shaw, Phyllis Thompson, Marjorie Anderson,
Audrey Dennison, Myrtle Thumma and Pat Harris.
as their first experiment. Later they
progressed to luncheons. Along with their
food unit they studied table etiquette and
later studied other phases of good be-
The sophomore girls studied more ad-
vanced units in grooming, family rela-
tions, etiquette and nutrition. Quite a bit
of time was spent in making garments
and working in the foods laboratory.
By the time the girls are juniors they
are studying budgets, health, child care,
advanced food and clothing.
The senior girls worked on individual
units. These they did separately and at
their own leisure. Group discussions about
the units gave each girl a chance to voice
her opinions on each unit.
A few of the units covered were home
nursing, family budgets, and accounts,
tailoring a. wool garment, child psycholo-
gy and marriage.
At Christmas time all the classes
worked on a Christmas unit. On the whole
it was a very successful year.
F. H. A. CLUB
Left to Right-First Row-Cleo Dixon, Kay Tumbleson, Aileen Manning, Shirley
Moody, Louise Heneger, Betty Johnston, Beverly Weber, Pat Ryan, Juanita
Dixon, Betty Jean Scott.
Second Row-Doris Manning, Marjorie Damm, Nellie Austin, Donna, Daily, Caroline
Rees, Helen Doty, Miss Wetzel, Doris Champion, Marilyn Emmons, Theresa Ann
Calhoun, Bonny Reinbeck, Mary Jean Forbes, Barbara Carroll.
Third Row-Peggy Jones, Helen Ratcliff, Maxine Scott, Catherine Ryan, Joanne
Hickey, Barbara Woodford, Dolores Mitchell, Anna Mae Grubaugh, Myrtle
Thumma, Marjorie Anderson, Pat Harris, Phyllis Thompson, Pat Ryan, Betty
Wright, Laverne Albrecht, Charlotte Phelps, Celestine Stotler, Marjorie Reed,
Fourth Row-Margaret Sturm, Genevieve Van Ostrand, Pauline Sturm, Verna
Wabel, Mary Real, Beatrice Campbell, Lois Manning, Audrey Dennison, Charlene
Tracy, Wilma Wright, Edythe Eble, Ruthe Linden, Doreen Ringenberg, Gladys
Tucker, Lois Kelly, Wanda McKeever, Charlene Thumma, Elenore Grubaugh,
Phyllis Tumbleson, Joan Finnegan, Muriel Campbell, Doris Poff.
The Future Home-Makers of America Selection of clothes.
Club was started this year. We have Personality.
many members, both old and new. This Our club was represented at the state
new club has proved to be very successful club camp at East Bay, Bloomington.
and interesting in every way. Theresa Calhoun and Beatrice Campbell
The formal initiation was held in the were the girls chosen from our club to go-
evening by candle light' Many freshmen The reports these girls brought were very
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' President, Mary Real.
COUFWSY- Vice-President, Beatrice Campbell.
Parliamentary Procedure. Secretary, Maxine Scott.
Food for Health. Treasurer, Vivian Howell.
Fixing your room. Reporter, Theresa Calhoun.
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F. F. A. CLUB
Left to Right-First Row-Chester Grubaugh, Mr. Terwilliger, Herbert Reed, Jim
Cahill, Max Scott, Jack Cox, David Malone.
Second Row-Don Philhower, Donald Plotner, Gordon Thompson, Bob Mowbray,
Phil Code, Bernie McKean, Howard Moody, Jay Hickey, Harry Staley, Stanley
Wright, Dan Driscoll, Bob Driscoll, Bill Shurts.
Third Row-John Barto, Les Turner, Clyde Carter, Walter Harmon, Lee Turner, Dick
Finnegan, Glen Rinkenberger, Bill Tumbleson, John Campbell, Duane Manning,
Loren Wright, Jim Gill and Duane Newell.
The Future Farmers of America strive
to encourage thrift, honor, honesty, and
all qualities thatproduce leadership.
This organization is nationally known,
and all respect their organization highly.
When a freshman enters the F. F. A.
Club, he is first given his greenhand de-
gree, then a year later he attains the Fu-
ture Farmer Degree. Two other degrees
may be obtained, the State and American
The State Farmer Degree is bestowed
upon certain individuals who have re-
ceived school grades not lower than a B
and who have invested S250 in livestock or
otherwise. These boys are picked by the
Few boys receive this honor. The high-
est degree is the American Farmer. Only
boys with a high scholastic average and
an amount of S500 in cash may acquire it.
One boy in every one thousand is eligible.
The officers for the present year:
President, Jim Cahill.
Vice-President, Max Scott.
Secretary, John Cox.
Treasurer, Bernie Cahill.
Reporter, Dave Malone and Roy Ehnle,
The organization also promotes many
other activities such as public speaking
contests, sectional meetings, sectional
newspapers and parliamentary procedure.
Our teacher and advisor, Mr. Terwilli'
ger, who teaches all agricultural subjects
including farm shop and farm mechanics,
is well-liked and respected by all members.
Left to Right-Mr. Terwilllger, Jim Cahill, Don Philhower, Gordon Thompson, Her-
bert Reed, Roy Ehnle and Chester Grubaugh.
Shop is an especially interesting sub-
ject to all boys because it gives them the
chance to make things themselves. It is
also a worthwhile subject because of the
vocational training it offers. All proj-
ects must be drawn to scale before they
are actually started, thus giving valuable
training in the field of mechanical draw-
The boys learn how to work with hand
tools and how to sharpen them as well as
to work with power machinery. Besides
this you learn about the different types of
wood, nails, screws, tools and finishes.
Miscellaneous subjects too numerous to
mention are included.
Invaluable practical training is given in
this way which the students may have use
for in future life.
Some of the projects successfully com-
pleted this year are: tables, lamps, bowls,
stands, trays, holders, hog troughs and
other things made in Fann Shop for use
on the farm.
Left to Right-First Row-Aileen Manning, Helen Ratcliff, Bob Camey, Wayne
Walker, Mary Jean Forbes.
Second Row-Cleo Dixon, Marilyn Emmons, Pauline Sturm, John Genzel, Phyllis
Third Row-Margaret Sturm, Theresa Calhoun, Bill Weber, Mr. Leeson, instructor,
Jack Cox, Joanne Hickey.
There has been added interest in our
Commercial Department since our stu-
dents at Bradford High School realize
more and more the need, in this post-war
era, for men and women who have had
training in commercial subjects. It is our
aim to provide these people-efficient and
In the beginning course in typewriting,
the student learns to operate the machine
with a fairly high degree of skill, as well
as learning many of the practical and
personal use-s of it. Typewriting and
shorthand I are offered as a foundation for
those who expect to earn their living do-
ing stenographical work. In this begin-
ning class of shorthandg the students learn
the fundamentals and also begin to take
dictation at a speed of from 60 to 100
words per minute, and to transcribe their
shorthand notes into longhand.
The second year of shorthand and type-
writing is offered as one subject to stu-
dents who have had the beginning course
in shorthand and typewriting. The course
consists largely of dictation and tran-
ifzription, along with general office prac-
In bookkeeping this year, the students
learn the theory and how to apply it to
practical problems and methods of the
present day. It is a very useful subject,
and will help the student in almost any
field he chooses to enter.
Left to Right-First Row-Helen Ratcliff, Verna Wabel, Barbara Carroll, Genevieve
Van Ostrand, Margaret Sturm, Joanne Hickey, Lois Kelly, Mary Jean Forbes,
Nellie Austin, Pauline Sturm, Caroline Rees.
Second Row-Celestine Stotler, Dolores Mitchell, Barbara Woodford, Marilyn Em-
mons, Charlotte Phelps, Maxine Scott, Catherine Ryan, Patricia Ryan, Helen
Doty, Barbara Graham, Mary Real, Betty Wright, Laverne Albrecht.
Third Row-Gladys Tucker, Anna Mae Grubaugh, Marjorie Reed, Harriet Vest,
Marjorie Damm, Charlene Thumma, Lois Manning, Wilma Wright, Audrey Den-
nison, Charlene Tracy, Wanda McKeever, Doris Manning, Ruthe Linden, Doreen
Ringenberg, Beatrice Campbell, Sherry Graham, Pat Harris, Phyllis Thompson,
Marjorie Anderson, Myrtle Thumma, Theresa Calhoun, Catherine Code, Mary
Jane Heinzmann, Donna Daily.
Fourth Rowe-Betty Jean Scott, Cleo Dixon, Juanita Dixon, Betty Johnston, Beverly
Weber, Pat Ryan, Vada Dickerson, Shirley Moody, Louise Heneger, Lois Real,
Bonny Reinbeck, Doris Champion, Joanne Shaw, Peggy Jones, Betty Chasteen,
Elenore Grubaugh, Edythe Eble, Kay Tumbleson, Doris Poff, Muriel Campbell.
Aileen Manning, Phyllis Tumbleson, Joan Finnegan, Mr. Arthur, director.
The Girls' Chorus, this year, consists of Music Librarians, Catherine Code, Mary
seventy-two members, which makes al- Jane Heinzmann.
most every girl in the school a part of it.
The officers were for this year: Since Mrs. Traugh left us, Mr. Arthur
President, Mary Real. has taken over her duties very successful-
Secretary-Treasurer, Dolores Mitchell. ly.
Left to Right--Beverly Weber, Ruthe Linden, Caroline Rees, Charlotte Phelps, Donna
Dally, Bonny Jean Reinbeck, Theresa Ann Calhoun, Anna Mae Grubaugh, Do-
lores Mitchell, and Pat Ryan.
The Girls' Chorus had an active part in
the Christmas program given December
19, 1945. A pantomime was presented by
the Thespian Club with the Chorus sing-
ing many Christmas carols. For the
closing number of the program the audi-
ence rose while the Chorus sang "The
Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Mes-
Bradford, this year, was well represent-
ed at contest by several soloists and the
Ensemble. The contest was held at Peoria
March 2, 1946.
Due to the graduation of several from
the Ensemble, there have been many new
members. The Ensemble sang at many
social events in the community during the
The annual Blackhawk Chorus Festival
was held at Toulon April 10, 1946, under
the direction of Clarence Sawhill, Uni-
versity of Illinois.
Bonny Jean Reinbeck has accompanied
the Chorus through the year.
Left to Right-First Row-Celestine Stotler, Beatrice Campbell, Joanne Hickey,
Edythe Eble, Wanda McKeever, Bonny Reinbeck, Joanne Shaw.
Second Row-John Reed Hay, Catherine Ryan, Phyllis Tumbleson, Cleo Dixon,
Mary Jean Forbes, Wayne Walker, Jack Carroll, Howard Moody, Maxine Scott,
Earl Hawkins, Barbara Graham, Marilyn Emmons, Barbara Woodford, John
Third Row-Doris Poff, Muriel Campbell, Mr. Arthur, directory Theresa Ann Cal-
houn, Loren Wright, Jim Gill, Genevieve Van Ostrand, Lee Turner, David Brown,
Brett Brown, Bill Weber, Jim Cahill, Sherry Graham, Benny Pettegrew,
The band is one of the most active or-
ganizations in the school. It is always
prepared to furnish entertainment when-
ever called upon.
CLARINETS-Celestine Stotler, Joanne
Hickey, Beatrice Campbell, Phyllis Tum-
bleson, Cleo Dixon, Mary Jean Forbes,
Reed Hay, Catherine Ryan, Muriel Camp-
bell, Doris Puff.
CORNETS-Wayne Walker, Jack Car-
roll, Theresa Calhoun, Maxine Scott, How-
HORNS-Bonny Reinbeck, Edythe Eble.
SAXOPHONES-Earl Hawkins, Bar-
bara Graham, Marilyn Emmons, Barbara
Woodford, John Campbell.
BARITONES-Bill Weber, Lee Turner.
TROM BON ES-Benny Pettegrew, Sher-
ry Graham, Bill Tumbleson.
BASS-Loren Wright, Jim Gill, Walter
DRUMS-Jim Cahill, Brett Brown, Gene-
vieve Van Ostrand.
Since the band lost very few members
from graduation last year it has made ex-
cellent progress the past year.
The band played at all the football
games and presented a program for all
conference basketball games. The band
also played for the Parent Teachers Or-
The biggest musical event for the band
was the Blackhawk Music Festival held
at Galva, Illinois, April 30, 1946. The
band spent much time in preparing for
The band attended the contest at Peoria
April 16, 1946.
Several soloists were presented during
the year by Mr. Arthur, our director, who
deserves a lot of praise for his splendid
work with the band and also with the be-
Left to Right-John Scott, Jack Rinkenberger, Beatrice Campbell, Jim Cahill, Anna
Mae Grubau-gh, Earl Hawkins, Jack Gorman, Dolores Mitchell, Howard Moody,
Catherine Code, Jack Carroll. Theresa Ann Calhoun, John Lawson, Nellie Aus-
tin, Bernie Cahill, Bonny Reinbeck.
Sixteen of the students at Bradford
Hi-gh School are members of the Thespian
troupe. This is a great honor for anyone
who enjoys participating in dramatics of
Our troupe 139 was organized in 1943
when Miss Thompson was dramatic in-
structor. The following two years the so-
ciety was very successful under the spon-
sorship of Miss McElwain. During the
past year, it has continued to grow under
the sponsorship of Miss Thomas, who acts
The present officers are:
President, Earl Hawkins.
Vice-President, Jim Cahill.
Secretary, Theresa Ann Calhoun.
Treasurer, John Scott.
Although our troupe lost over half of its
members through graduation last year, it
has continued to do excellent work. It has
also secured eight new members. They
were formally initiated on the evening of
December 12th in the very impressive
ceremony characteristic of Thespian or-
ganizations throughout the nation. Fol-
lowing this, the new members were infor-
mally initiated and welcomed into the
troupe. A buffet dinner was enjoyed by
candlelight later in the evening.
The new members are: Catherine Code,
Anna Mae Grubaugh, Nellie Austin, Do-
lores Mitchell, Beatrice Campbell, Jack
Carroll, Howard Moody and Jack Gorman.
Our leading activity of the year has
been to be represented in every possible
field at the District Speech contest. Di-
visions that we plan to participate in are:
Dramatics, Extemporaneous S p e a k i n g,
Verse Reading, Comedy Reading -and Seri-
The Thespian organization is a non-
secret, non-social gwroup. Anyone can be-
come a member if he so desires and is
able to meet the requirements. Eligibility
for membership is based on a point sys-
tem. This system awards points for work
on committees in connection with produc-
tion of plays, as well as actual acting in
the plays. This dramatic society is ex-
clusive in the sense that only those who
are willing to work in the place best
suited to them are the ones who success-
fully attain the goal of Thespian member-
The true Thespian is willing to take his
place back-stage, working with props or
grease paint, as cheerfully and as capably
as he would do his lines on the stage. He
displays poise, good-sportsmanship, co-
operation and industry. His life is an ex-
ample of the club motto-"Act well your
part: therein all the honor lies."
Left to Right-Chester Grubaugh, John Scott, Mary Real, Jack Gorman, Catherine
Code, Jim Cahill, Beverly Weber, Jack Carroll, Nellie Austin, Earl Hawkins,
Betty Wright, Harriet Vest, John Lawson, Beatrice Campbell.
National Honor Society
Left to Right-First Row-Jack Carroll, Beatrice Campbell, Dolores Mitchell, Bar-
bara Woodford, Catherine Code, Bonny Reinbeck, Charlotte Phelps, Nellie Aus-
Second Row-David Brown, Howard Moody, Earl Hawkins, Benny Pettegrew, Donald
Cook, Bernie McKean. Q
Our Honor Society is g branch of a na-
tion-wide organization known as the Na-
tional Honor Society of Secondary
Schools. It gls a new club in Bradford high,
formed lug, spring. Officers who were
elected at at time: President, Jack Car-
roll, vice-president, Ann Rees, secretary-
treasurer, Dana Mannon. The group has
not yet become active to any extent, but
we hope lti will wield a strong and valu-
able influence upon school life in the near
The onlyn requirement for membership
is an 11.5, or B average. When a student
drops below this, he is automatically
dropped from further membership. You
cannot become a member until your soph-
omore year, attaining only probationary
This organization has 3 good influence
since it presents students with a definite
goal for the making and maintaining of a
high scholastic -average. Membership is a
real honor for g student because it shows
that he is conscientious in his work and
has the ability to retain -a higher than av-
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G. A. A.
Left to Right-First Row-Patricia Ryan, Ruthe Linden, Barbara Carroll, Wanda
McKeever, Barbara Graham, Sherry Graham, Edythe Eble, Margaret Sturm,
Betty Johnston, Doris Poff.
Second Row-Pat Ryan, Elenore Grubaugh, Louise Heneger, Aileen Manning, Shirley
Moody, Vada Dickerson, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Tumbleson, Phyllis Tumbleson,
Marjorie Damm, Muriel Campbell, Mrs. Luther, adviser.
Third Row-Doreen Ringenberg, Betty Jean Scott, Charlene Thumma, Charlene
Tracy, Audrey Dennison, Dolores Mitchell, Charlotte Phelps, Theresa Calhoun,
Mary Real, Betty Wright, Verna Wabel, Celestine Stotler, Helen Doty, Joanne
Fourth Row-Phyllis Thompson, Caroline Rees, Genevieve Van Ostrand, Pauline
Sturm, Mary Jane Heinzmann, Catherine Code, Donna Daily, Bonny Reinbeck,
Anna Mae Grubaugh, Marjorie Reed, Peg Jones, Gladys Tucker, Helen Ratcliff.
The officers of the G. A. A. for this year
were as follows:
President, Theresa Ann Calhoun.
Vice-President, Dolores Mitchell.
Secretary-Treasurer, Beatrice Campbell.
The object of the league is to stimulate
interest in girls' athletics and gymnastics
and to standardize and promote ideals of
health and sportsmanship.
A meeting is held each month with our
club adviser, Mrs. Luther, presiding-
The G. A.A . consists of numerous ac-
tivities including basketball, tennls, ar-
chery, badminton, baseball, bowling, skat-
ing, dancing, field and track, golf, hockey,
leaders class, rifle shooting, soccer, SPGCG'
ball, swimming, tumbling, volley ball, and
The requirements for the awards are aS
A. Scholarship. Have a passing grade in
at least 3 academic subjects at the time
the award is given.
B. Sportsmanship. Have 3 good record
C. Participation in the regular practice of
some team game for at least 8 hours.
D. Health. Have a heart examination.
1. Show habitual effort to improve
and maintain good posture during the
2. Earn 76 additional points in Health.
The awards are determined by the num-
ber of points acquired.
For 600 points a class numeral is given.
For 1200 points a school letter.
For 1600 points a Block "I."
For 2000 points a map emblem.
Only one award may be given a year.
However, if a girl fails to earn an award
one year, the following year she is allowed
two. All members are eligible.
The G. A. A. has been introduced into
our school for the first time this year and
we are trying to make it a big success.
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VARSITY BASKETBALL SQUAD
Left to Right--First Row-Bernie Cahill, Howard Moody, John Scott, John Lawson,
Jim Cahill, Phil Code, Dale Nelson, Dick Finnegan, Mgr.
Second Row-John Barto, Mgr., J. E. Terwilliger, Bernie McKean, Bob Mowbray,
Bob Driscoll, Jay Hickey, Donald Cook, Jerry Hickey, Dan Driscoll, Dave Ma-
lone, Les Turner, Mgr.
Five seniors returned to the hardwoods
late in November to form the nucleus of
tenders in the next few years.
The '45-'46 schedule:
this year's quintet, only two varsity play- Bradford LaFayette 31.
ers being lost from last year's squad, Ault Bradford Buda 17.
and Smith. Bradford Sheffield 36
The traditional spirit that goes with Bradford Chillicothe 57.
Bradford's athletic teams was carried on Bradford Manlius 42.
very capably by this group who fought in Bradford Walnut 46.
every game until the final gun. Ham- Bradford Dunlap 53.
pered to a great extent by sickness at the Bradford Galva 40.
beginning of the year, the squad developed Bradford Wyanet 40.
and became stronger as the season went Bradford Wethersfield 46.
along, putting up stiff opposition for the Bradford Walnut 46-
most powerful teams in the conference in Bradford Alumni 24.
later contests. Bradford Toulon 71.
The highlight of the season was our tri- Bradford Dunlap 58.
umph over a team that is becoming as Bradford Wyoming 15.
much a traditional rival as Toulon, Wyo- Bradford LaFayette 58.
ming. Certainly the Panthers' play was Bradford Faculty-Alumni 27
almost flawless that evening as they took
an easy 31-15 win.
Bradford's second team had a very suc- Bradford Wethersfield 44.
cessful season and promises to fill com- Bradford Toulon 48.
pletely the gap left by the graduation of Bradford Legion 32.
such regulars as Moody, Scott, Lawson, Bradford Wyoming 30.
Ca.hill and Ehnle. The group that is com-
ing up next year appears to have the tal-
ent necessary to be top conference con-
Bradford 34 Wethersfield 43.
Left to Right-First Row-Phil Code, Chester Grubaugh, Earl Hawkins, Jim Cahill,
John Lawson, Howard Moody, Gene Craig, Jay Hickey, John Scott, Bernie Mc-
Kean, Bernie Cahill.
Second Row-Don Kelly, Bob Mowbray, Dan Driscoll, Jack Rinkenberger, Jerry
Hickey, Jack Cox, Donald Cook, David Malone, Benny Pettegrew, J. E. Terwilli-
ger, Bob Driscoll, Mr. Wach.
Third RowmStanley Wright, Walter Harmon, John Campbell, Dale Nelson, Pete
Gorman, Bill Green, Clyde Carter, Jim Austin, Bernard Kelly, Duane Manning,
Donald Plotner, Jim Rankin.
Hampered by the loss of several letter-
men, Coach Ed Wach was forced to use
reserves to fill out the lost lettermen var-
sity berths in the '45 grid season.
The loss of Verne Smith, halfback, Bill
Kelly, tackle, Bob Kidd, tackle, and
"Ducky" Ault, quarter-back, who joined
Navy after the '45 season, was felt very
much as the season got underway.
While only one victory was registered
this year, this did not tell the tale of the
hard battles the Panther gridders waged.
In the season opener against Dunlap the
Panthers came out the victor 7-6. Roy
Ehnle broke loose over tackle and went 65
yards to pay dirt, John Lawson's accurate
toe scored the winning point. Next, the
Orange and Black traveled to Knoxville
only to lose a hard one 19-0.
In the Conference opener with Wethers-
field, Bradford gave the Geese all they
could handle in winning by a small mar-
gin of 6-0. Wethersfield recovered a fum-
ble on Bradford's goal for line and then
scored. The Panthers' offense bogged on
the wet field and could not cross the ene-
my's goal line.
Bradford was beaten 12-0 by Walnut,
who went unscored upon in seven con-
tests to win the Blackhawk. Toulon de-
feated Bradford 12-0, and Chillicothe was
victor 19-6, Moody crossing the ,goal line
to give Bradford their only score. Galva
defeated Bradford on the for'mer's home
field. Bradford lost a heart-breaker to
Wyoming in the last game of the season.
Wyoming scored on two long passes just
before the half and late in the third quar-
The Panthers will have good chances of
a successful season with the return of
many lettermen for the '46 season. The
team will be light in certain departments
but will not be lacking in fight.
Left to Right-First Row-Bob Driscoll, Jack Rinkenberger, Earl Hawkins, Jim Ca-
hill, Jack Cox, Dave Malone.
Second Row-Coach Wach, Don Philhower, Bernie McKean, Howard Moody, Chester
Grubaugh, Benny Pettegrew, Phil Code, Mr. Hanson.
Third Row-John Campbell, Glen Rinkenberger, Stanley Wright, J. E. Terwilliger,
Donald Cook, Jerry Hickey, Jim Austin, Don Kelly, Walter Harmon, Dick Fin-
Fourth Row-Duane Newell, John Barto, Mgrs.g Clyde Carter, Bernie Cahill, Gene
Craig, Bob Mowbray, Dan Driscoll, Donald Plotner, Bernard Kelly, Charles
Philhower, Les Turner, Mgr.
With a succesful year behind us we are
looking forward to an even better season
this year. Our team is intact this year ex-
cept for the loss of Verne Smith, Junior
Ault, Bill Kelly and Bob Kidd.
With the track team led by Benny Pet-
tegrew, a fast dash man, we should run
up quite a few points in the Stark Coun-
ty and Blackhawk Track Meets. These
two important events are to be held, Stark
County, May 7, at LaFayette, and the
Blackhawk Meet, May 14. There are also
the Galva Relays which were held on
In charge of the shot-put department
this year will be Jim Cahill and Chester
Grubaugh. Bernie McKean and Jim Mow-
bray will be our milers. It is probable
that Phil Code will handle the pole-vault-
ing and high-jump along with Earl Haw-
kins. Pettegrew, who won first in the
100-yard dash and second in the 220-yard
dash at the Peoria District Meet, Scott,
Ehnle and Philhower will be our capable
relay men while Code, Scott and Moody
will run the hurdles. Our 440-yard runner
will be John Lawson. Under the leader-
ship of Coach Wach we are out to exceed
last year's record.
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Though the science classes are 'small
the enthusiasm of the members more than
compensates for this. Physics class has
an enrollment of ten. Seven from the
senior class, and three from the junior's.
One lone girl braved the dangers H1 of
Chemistry, along with two senior boys,
five juniors and one sophomore. Experi-
mentation is on the schedule three days
each week, with the other two days de-
voted to text book work.
Mrs. Hanson capably guided the would-
be scientists the first part of the year and
Mrs. Luther finished the year's work. We
have found the laboratory a fascinating
place to spend spare time with an unend-
ing array of experiments to capture our
attention. These two subjects are much
less- difficult than most students suspect
though they can hardly be classed as snap
courses either. They are never monoto-
nous because the material covered varies
from day to day. Since more boys and
girls are enrolling in colleges every year
the advantage of having some science
tucked in among the things one has
learned in high school becomes more ap-
Perhaps the Bradfordites are getting
more serious lately too. At any rate there
has been no revival of the "Mad Scien-
tists", a. classic organization of other
years. The science classes have proved
pleasant and no one will regret the time
Aug. 29-School, books and brains are
reopened today for the first time in three
months. Question of the gay, "Where do
we go from here?"
Aug. 30--Newness still not worn off.
In fact the Freshmen actually seem to be
enjoying themselves: they'll learn.
Aug. 31-The important task of getting
acquainted with the new teachers is being
undertaken by everybody. Acquaintances
have also been made by several of the
Sept. 3--Schedule now arranged to suit
everybody. We really begin to work now,
Sept. 5-Football squad swelters in
mid-summer heat: you can actually see
the pounds pouring off. Jay says, "Oh
that this all too solid flesh would melt,
Sept. 7-The heat has finally' accom-
plished some good! School is adjourned
for the -afternoon.
Sept. 10-Football practice is on in
earnest now, the boys are out to avenge
last year's defeat by Dunlap.
Sept. 12-Restless Study Halls today.
It looked like a major migration going
into the Library 6th period. '
Sept. 14-Hurray!! We came thrbugh
with a 7-6 victory over Dunlap. Highlight
was Roy's eighty-yard run. A bus took a
load of kids down so we had a good cheer-
Sept. 17-Still some vacation minded
students among us. Oh well, it was cooler
in the office today anyway.
Sept. 19-Chemistry class learns what
the text book means when it says that
"certain gases have a distinctive odor."
Sept. 21-We travel to Knoxville and
receive our first defeat, 19-0. A bus for
the students was taken again, and we saw
Sept. 25-Advanced math students re-
duced to staggering hunks of humanity
after wrestling with quadratic equations.
et al., for an hour. I hate to think what
we would do without the little red book.
Sept. 26-What's this new organization
we hear of? Oh yes, the Stlnkers, we
predict they'll leave their mark tor should
it be called scar?l in the world of science.
Sept. 28-Our first Blackhawk Confer-
ence game and another loss to the Flying
Geese. It rained during most of the game.
Freshmen learn what initiation really
means today, and seniors put on a death-
less one-act play at the party tonight.
Wonderful cast, and such acting!
Oct. 1-P. E. bovs looked mighty good
on the diamond today. Saw a big-league
scout lurking in the bushes: probably had
his eye on Dave Brown.
Oct. 3-What period is band this morn-
ing?-Curses, I knew it would be in my
study hall period.
Oct. 5-Walnut takes us 19-0. They
really have a powerful team.
Oct. 8-Explosion in lab this morning
while experimenting with g, hydrogen gen-
erator. "Powerful stuff," said Gorman
when picking the glass out of his hair,
"we ought to liquefy it."
Oct. 9-First six weeks end tomorrow,
and so do our worries for awhile--we
hope! Geometry students having a little
trouble getting their notebooks in on time,
but then don't they always?
Oct. 11-Mr. Taylor comes back with
his Chilli team and had a tough time be-
fore they finally defeated us 20-6.
Oct. 12-First holiday in more than a
month! Teachers go to Institute.
Oct. 16-Somebody must have made
more than the usual amount of errors in
typing this morning. We saw a type-
writer float out of the window third
Oct. 18-Bonfire and pep rally tonight
after which we returned to work on the
decorations. The boys .really want to whip
Oct. 19-The team fought hard but fi-
nally lost out to Toulon 12-0. Homecom-
ing dance tonight: Seniors pour in t.he
money at the last minute to elect Laverne
and Gorman King and Queen.
Oct. 22-Gym in something of a mess
from the Homecoming. Really more work
cleaning it up than making the decora-
Oct. 26-We travelled to Galva and re-
ceived another defeat. Finnegan retumed
from U. N. D. to visit his old haunts, but
he didn't seem to help much. We were
within their ten-yard line several times
without putting it over. Really a tough
game to lose.
Oct. 29-Corks make appearance out of
thin air in Study Hall today. No casual-
Oct. 31-Students in English IV learn
how to get from Hell to Heaven through
the courtesy of John Milton in class today.
Valuable knowled-ge, too.
Nov. 2-We played Wyoming. Let's
just forget everything else about lt.
Nov. 6-Play cast being selected from
the Senior class for their play, "Girl Shy."
Nov. 8-Rather noisy class meetings to-
day. The Juniors and Seniors were prob-
ablv at it again.
Nov. 12--Basketball practice 'ls coming
right along although several players are
out with the flu. The boys are taking the
gym floor over for practice every noon.
Nov. 14-Latin students having a tough
time: quite a few scheduled to visit Miss
Vanzant's room after school.
Nov. 16-Another Institute and another
vacation. This should happen more often.
Nov. 20-Our first basketball game and
the boys haven't hit their stride yet. La-
Fayette won 30-26.
Nov. 22-Another vacation yet! A
special one this time, however, and the
students revitalize themselves with the
usual Thanksgiving accoutrements.
Nov. 23-Practically the whole team
down with the flu as we lose 17-11 to
Nov. 26-Senior English class seems to
have taken Mr. Arthur up on his promise
not to give the test until all were present.
'lnere have been tour or five out every
day for 3, week now.
Nov. 27-First game on the road: we
travel to Sheffield and lose another one.
Nov. 28-Play practice again tonight.
Hot foots seemed to be in fashion. More
Nov. 30-We went to Chilli and lost
Dec. 3-Last week of play rehearsals
started. Practice every night this week.
Dec. 4-Manlius here as we finally
come through with an easy victory. Nice
Dec. 5-Dress rehearsal tonight. Gor-
man makes an entrance never to be for-
Dec. 6-Senior play tonight after fran-
tic week of rehearsals. Cast came.
through with a fine performance.
Dec. 7-We travel to Walnut for our
first conference game and were defeated.
Dec. 10-Bernie C. makes his weekly
visit to world history for a tardy slip.
They should chip in and buy him a clock.
Dec. 11-A, game at Dunlap and another
Dec. 12-Thespian initiation tonight
where they were shown a rather original
way of directing an orchestra.
Dec. 14-Galva played here tonight in
another Conference game. We led at the
end of the first half but fell victim to the
old third quarter jinx and came out sec-
Dec. 17-"The Stinkers" advertise for
one atom, new or used, to be used for
Dec. 18-The team really poured it on
tonight and looked great by beating Wy-
Dec. 19-Christmas program at the
Dec. 20-Vacation bug has bitten every-
one: all the students in a fine mood since
tomorrow is the last day of school for a
week and a half.
Dec. 21-Sophomores sponsored the an-
nual Christmas party this afternoong the
te-am travelled to Wethersfield where they
Dec. 26LThe team played against Tou-
lon in the Galva Tournament and turned
in a swell battle before they were de-
feated. Nice game anyway, boys.
Jan. 2-Back to school after a fine tho
cold vacation. Everyone seems to have
forgotten all he learned in the first se-
Jan. 3-We still find it a hardship to get
up and board a cold busg we'll soon be
used to it again.
Jan. 4-Walnut plays here and they de-
feat us again.
Jan. 6-Tests coming up in a few days
besides book reports, notebooks and so
forth. Terrible thoughts on Monday.
Jan. 8-First tests given today: they
weren't really as bad as expected.
Jan. 11-We can now breathe a sigh of
relief-until report cards come out next
week. The team travelled to Toulon and
was defeated by Unruh 8: Co.
Jan. 14-Snowball found its way into
the library by some unknown hand today.
Jan. 15-Dunlap played here tonightg
the boys played 9, good game, but fell be-
hind in the second half. Sickness again
has lain the boys low.
Jan. 17-Seniors discuss Faculty-Alumni
game in class meeting today.
Jan. 18-Three cheers!! We win our
first conference game by scoring an easy
31-15 victory over' Wyoming.
Jan. 21-The team travelled to LaFay-
ette tonight and lost.
Jan. 23-Mr. Bown gave an assembly
program this afternoon, but his feats of
memory looked pale beside Herbie's.
Jan. 25-The Varsity defeated the Fac-
ulty-Alumni squad 43-27 tonight.
Jan. 28-Mr. Arthur blitzed the gum-
chewers in band today. Too bad they all
can't stick it in their mouthpiece like
Feb. 1-On the road again! this time to
Galva where they defeated us 41-20.
Feb. 4-Librarians had a little trouble
5th period. This spring-like weather
makes the boys feel "good."
Feb. 5-The team travelled to Manlius
Feb. 'Z-"Take out a half-sheet of paper,
and-" I knew I should have studied
English instead of Chemistry last night!
Feb. 8-Wethersfield plays here tonight.
Feb. 13-Fearless and his nose got in
the way of a. flying glove today. Result:
one bent nose.
Feb. 15-We play Toulon here tonight.
Feb. 18-Several refugees found their
way from English I to the office today.
Feb. 20-The Stinkers were on the loose
again. Physics class all but passed out
when they entered the lab this morning.
Feb. 22-Our last conference game of
the year tonight. We play Wyoming
Feb. 25-Surprise test in world history
this morning. lWho in the heck was it
that founded the Model Parliament?J
Feb. 26-Regional tournament in Ke-
Feb. 27-Mr. Arthur's pad dwindled
down to the cardboard this morning what
with all the tardy arrivals, etc. The extra
sleep probably did them more good any-
Mar. 1-Boy was that History room
cold this morning.
Mar. 4-Weber couldn't decide whether
you poured water into acid or vice-versa.
We're still waiting for his return.
Mar. 6-Spring must be in the air to
judge from the number of couples holding
conferences in the study hall this noon.
Mar. 8-Thespians put finishing touches
on their work for the contest.
Mar. 11-Track team looking for good
weather so that they can practice already.
Looks like we'll have a fine squad this
Mar. 13-Boys' Chorus a bit noisy this
morning, but they sing like angels to
make up for it. -
Mar. 14-Much gnashing of teeth
among those who cou1dn't get tickets for
the State Tournament.
Mar. 18-Dress rehearsal for the Junior
P Mar. 19-Athletic Banquet tonight.
Mar. 21-Teachers create something of
a furore by announcing six weeks are over
next week. Only two more left, Seniors.
Mar. 25-Horrible! Horrible! But there
they are trimmed in red Cwith some poor
student's blood, no doubti and with all the
trimmings. Yes, report cards are out
Mar. 28-Seniors still discussing hotel
accommodations in class meetings. May-
be we should try park benches.
Mar. 29-Swell play tonight, Juniors.
Mar. 31-Band concert.
April 1-Coke bottle collector must
have had spring fever today. "Not much
longer now," say the Seniors.
April 3-Track boys have swell day for
practice today. They're pointing for the
April 5-All school party tonight. Swell
refreshments and entertainment.
April 6-District music contest.
April 8-Boys' and Girls' chorus put
finishing touches on their repertoire for
the festival Wednesday.
April 10-Blackhawk choral festival.
The boys say that Toulon is a fruitful
April 11-Nelson had to use his excuse
of "taking a. little dog home" again this
morning. He really must be sleepy when
he had to fall back on that one.
April 17-This warm weather making
everyone lethargic, except the track squad
everyone lethargic, except the track
squad. They have a meet coming up
April 22-Boys in Advanced Math say,
"In spring a young man's fancy turns to
love-after his trig is done."
April 26-Galva. Relays.
April 30-Band festival at Galva. Some
of the boys renew old acquaintances.
May 1-Well, we're in the last stretch
now, but it seems like we can't ease up.
May 7-Terrible weather isn't lt? Or is
it nice? fFra.nkly, we don't know yet.l
May 14-Blackhawk track meet.
May 16-Juniors working hard on their
preparations for the Junior-Senior prom.
The "final" final tests are over now and
since we don't want to break tradition,
we'lI say, "Only prayers will save us now."
May 18-Swell prom tonight. Thanks,
May 22-Graduation. Goodbye, B. H. S.
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Hardware and Paints
Hi Lo Feeds
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Ford V-8 Garage
Tops for All That
Is New and Up To-
Date in Jewelry and
For Hogs, Cattle, and Gifts
Compliments of J. F. Finnegan
SULLIVAN and proprietor
BUCHER WOLFE'S GARAGE
Phone 57 Phone 205
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Compllments of Ralph Webber, Mgr.
CITIES SERVICE OIL WILLIAMS Phone 49
COMP ANY IMPLEMENT CO.
Ralph Chapman Tractors and Implements SHOP
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BRADFORD DRUG CO. STORE
We Sell Quality
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Rexau Store Everything for Men Supreme Ice Cream
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Market and Grocery
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Phone 54 Bradford, Ill.
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Electrical and Gas
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Grocery and Meat
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Rosze1l's Ice Cream
Sandwiches and Steaks
See you after the game
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Your Home Town
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