Bradford High School - Bradonian Yearbook (Bradford, IL)
- Class of 1947
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THE 1947 BHADHNIAN
THE SENIIIR CLASS
IIIIAIIEIIHII TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHIIIIE
The main purpose of this Bradonian is to help you remember
the year 1946-1947, the people you knew, the work you did, the
fun you had-everything that was part of your Bradford High
One of the most interesting and congenial per-
sonalities we have ever known is one who has been a mem-
ber of the faculty for twenty-one years and has done much
for our high school.
She is highly respected by all who know her.
Hundreds of students have studied under her care and
guidance and are proud to have had the privilege of being
her students. All appreciate the persistence, perseverance,
tactfulness, knowledge, and understanding which char-
acterize her work.
In gratitude for all she has done and what she
means to Bradford Township High School-to Miss Sallie
Vanzant we dedicate the Sixteenth Volume of the Brad-
Board oi Education
R. L. BREEN JOHN R. DUNLAP
HENRY COHRS L. D. IODER WARREN HALL
DR, C. A, FORBES CLARENCE RINKENBERGER
D. M. HANSON, B.S., M.A
University of Illinois
SALLIE VANZANT THOMAS LEESON
A.B., M.A. B.Ed.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL COMMERCIAL
Western Kentucky Teachers Illinois State Normal University
University of Kentucky
SHAW TERWILLIGER GWENDOLYN WILLIAMS
B.S., M.A. A.B.
University of Illinois University of Illinois
LaSalle-Peru Junior College
Vandercook School of Music
Illinois Wesleyan University
Illinois State Normal University
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JAMES H. MURSENER
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Class ol 47
Class President 45 Football 1-4: Foot-
ball Co-Captain 42 Basketball 1-45
Track 1-4: Letterman 3-4: Vic'e-Pres-
ident of "B" Club 42 'Fhespian 2-45 F.
F.A. 1-4, Public Speaker 2-45 'AAI-
most Summer" 15 "A Little Honey"
2: "Sing for Your Supper" 35 "I Shall
Be Waiting" 355 "lt's Papa NVlio
Joan Finnegan CCuddlesD
Chorus 1-25 F.H.A. 1-45 Class Secre-
tary 15 "It's Papa NVh0 Pays" 4.
Theresa Calhoun fTweetJ
Band 1-15 Ensemble 1-45 Girls' Chorus
1-45 President of Girls' Chorus Z5
Festival Chorus 1-4: Cheerleader 1-35
President of Flass 35 Drum Majorette
2-45 Vice-President of Class 25 G.A.
A. President 35 Student Count-il Sec--
retary 35 'Fhespian 2-4, Sovrotary 3,
President 4: F.H.A. 1-3, Camp Dele-
gate 1-25 Home-Coming Queen 25 "Ml:
and Mrs. America" 15 "Almost Sum-
mer" 25 "Sing for Your Suppe-r" llg
"It's Papa Who Pays" 4.
Robert Camey fBuckD
Football 1-25 Basketball 1-25 Track
Attended VVenona 15 F.F.A. 1-4, Re-
porter 15 Mixed Chorus 1-4: Band 1-45
Basketball 1-25 Football 3-45 'l'raf'k
1-45 "It's Papa XVho Pays" 45 Thos-
Mary Jean Forbes tForbesieJ
Band 1-4: Uhorus 1-4: F.H.A. 1-4: Pop
Club 15 HI-1ighli2,'hts" Staff 45 "Pan-
ther Patteringsn Staff 45 Editor of
Bradonian 45 G.A.A. -1.
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Class of '47
Band 1-43 Chorus 1-41 F.H.A. 1-43
Pep Club 13 "Sing for Your Supper"
33 'lfhespian 4.
Attended Roosevelt Junior High 13 At
tended Manu 11 High 23 Boys' Choru:
1-33 "It's Papa VVho Pays" 43 As
sistant Editor of Bradonian 43 Thes-
Robert Driscoll CDizzyJ
Football 1-41 Basketball 1-43 Tr:-lck
1-43 Letterman 1-43 Chorus 1-42 F.F.
A. 1-43 Student Council 43 "B" Club
43 "It's Papa VVho Pays" 4.
Class President 13 Pep Club 13 Band
l-43 Chorus 1-43 F.H.A. 1-43 G.A.A.
4: Carnival Queen 4.
Pep Club 13 Band 1-43 Chorus 1-43
G.A.A. 43 "Panther Patteringsu Staff
Jay Hickey fHonest Johnj
Attended St. Bede's 13 Football 2-43
Basketball 2-43 Track 2-4: Letterman
2-43 Student Council 3-43 Student
Council President 43 Vice-President
of "B" Club 43 'Fhespiun 3-43 Class
Treasurer 23 F.F.A. 2-43 Festival
Chorus 3-43 Chorus 2-33 "Sing for
Your Supperu 33 "It's Papa VVho
Class ol 4
Football 1-4: 'l'l'a0k l-323 l7.l7'.A. 1-43
"B" Club 43 l46ttH!'lI'l2lll 2-13 Chorus 4.
Attemled St. Marys Academy, Nau-
voo 13 Class SL-rfl'0tz1l'y 2-42 Sturlr-nt
Counril 2-43 Sl'K'l'0t2ll'Y 43 Cheerleader
43 Chorus 2-43 ICIlSt'Il'llllL' 2-43 Mixwl
Chorus 2-43 Chorus Vice-President C53
'l'llHSDi2il1 3-43 l".H.A. 2-C33 G.A.A. 23-43
Se-0retn1'y 3, Vine-President 43 Honor
Som-iety 23 "A Little Honey" 23 "Sing:
for Your Supperu 33 "Panther Pat-
teringzi' Staff 43 Librarian 4.
Chorus I-4: G.A.A, 43 Hand 1-23 F.H.
A. 1-43 Pep Club 1.
Football l-43 Basketball 1-3: 'l'raf'k
1-43 Letterman 2-43 F.F.A. 2-41 Thes-
pian 2-4. Vive-President 33 "B" Club
43 "Sing for Your Summer" 33 "It's
Papa Who Pays" 43 Chorus 3.
James Mowbray CMOJ
Football 1-4: Track l-43 Hnskvtball
1-23 Letterman 3-43 "B" Club 43 F.
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Pop Club 13 F.H.A. 1-43 Chorus 2-43
Class ol '4
Margaret Sturm fMigJ
Chorus 1-43 G.A.A. 3-4: F.H.A. 1-4.
Pauline Sturm fPollyD
Clmrus 1-4: Pep Club 1: G.A.A. 3-4,
PM-sirlent -13 Carnival Queen 3.
Catherine Ryan fKateJ
1'hlll'US 1-4: Hand 1-45 Pep Club 13
G.A.A. -lg l-'.l-LA. 1-4.
Fonrtbzill 1-23 Baraketball 1-23 Track
1-23 13111111 1--lg Chorus 1-4.
Barbara Woodford fBarbD
I'z1ml 1-23 F.H.A, 1-41 Pop Club 1:
Nzlllunzzl llrmur Soviety 2-4: "Sing
for Mvur SLlll1l6l'u 33 Chorus 1-4.
lf',1+'.A, 1-2g Class Tiezlsurcr 1: Chorus
2: 'l'1'ilL'k 23 Footlmll 1-21 Hand 1-4.
Bonny Jean Reinbeck
Band l-4: Vhous A1-voinpzinist Cl-4
Choius 1-43 Fnsemblv l-4: Vocal Con
test 1-43 Mixed Phoius l-Lg l'inno
Contest 2-43 Festival lfhozus l-43 "Ml
and Mrs. Amexicau 1: t'Almost Sum
1ne1"' 23 "A Little Honey" 2: "Sing
fm' Your Sll1l1lPl,' 23: "lt's llnpzi NYho
Pays" -lg 'lhcspiun I I, 'I'1 -zlsiuoei' 4
National Honor Soc:-tj! 2-4: Spun-L-li
Contest 3-4: Contest Pluy 33 F.ll.A
1-lg G.A.A, 3--ig Librauizin Z,-I.
.Xttvmled Mt. Vernon l-2: Class Vice-
President lg F.F.A. 1-4.
Max Scott tBigJ
Hoimeoinlng King 43 F.l-'.A. 1-43 F
l'.A. Vice President 3.
Maxine Scott tPussyj
Band l-4g Chorus 2-233 F.H.A. l-43 F.
1I.A. 'l'l't'ilSUI'8I' 2. Soc-retnry 34, Pre:-:i
dent 43 F.H.A. Camp 33 Pep Club lg
"It's Papa VVho l'avs" 45 Homeeom-
ing Queen 43 Thespian 4.
Student Council lg Class 'l'l't'ilHUI't'l' 3:
Chorus l-45 Hand 1-43 G.A.A. 3-41
Pep Club lg "Sing for Your Sllllllljlwy
35 "Panther Patteringsn Stuff 4.
Class Vice-President 15 Track 2
Football 25 F.F.A. 1-3.
Class of '47
senior Class Histor
The Class of '47 entered Bradford High School August 25, 1943, with an enroll-
ment of thirty-seven students. During the year we lost two boys, Ronald Behnke and
Darrell Hanchett, but we added John Campbell to the roll. There was the usual confu-
sion of getting into the wrong classes and having schedules revised, but the "Green
Freshmen" came through, none the worse for the troubles each new class must go
Our sponsors for the first two years were Miss McElwain and Mr. Taylor. A
great deal was contributed to the school by the Freshmen, as many girls took part in
Chorus, Home Economics Club, and other extra-curricular activities. The boys held
their part in the balance byiparticipating in football, basketball, and track. The dra-
matic and other abilities of the class were shown by their being included in the var-
ious activities. The Freshman float won first place at Homecoming.
The second year found the class, as Sophomores, ranking the highest in the
school as to enrollment. There were still thirty-seven members. The boys who had
worked so hard in athletics gained credit, as three earned their letters that year. New
honors were won in the dramatic field by four members of the class being admitted to
the honorary society of Thespians. We were again represented in the music contest. A
big event of the year was the sponsoring of the Christmas party which was a very
As Jolly Juniors the group decreased in number to thirty-two. Pat Tilson was
lost through transfer and Bob Chasteen was added at the end of the first semester.
Our sponsors were Miss Wetzel and Mr. Terwilliger. In addition to regular activities,
the girls' basketball team was very successful. The activity which the class deserves
the most credit for was the sponsoring of the Junior-Senior Prom which proved a suc-
cess. They also produced a play, "Sing for Your Supper." During the course of the
year, the group was saddened by the tragic death of one of their number, John Genzel.
He had been successful in shop work and, needless to say, his empty chair cast a
shadow over the class which will not soon be brushed aside.
When the last year at B.H.S. rolled around, noone could realize that he was
graduating. Much was contributed to band, dramatics, football, and basketball by the
class. The play, "It's Papa Who Pays," was a real success. Aided by Miss Vanzant and
Mr. Hanson, a large sum of money for the traditional Chicago trip was made by selling
candy, pop, and various other things.
We of the Senior Class wish to express our thanks to all who helped to make
possible our four happy years at B.H.S.
Row 3: David Malone. Ren Pettegrew, Roy Dorff, Bill Tumbleson, Phil Code, Bernie lvlcliean, Dale Nelson,
James Mitchell, Bob Lee, Pete Gorman.
How 2: Myrtle Thunima, Charlene Tracy, Vader Dickerson, Lt-land 'l'l1l'llt'l'. Don Cook, Glen lllIlkt2lllN'l'g6l', Sherry
Grahzim, Celestine Stotler, Juanita Dixon.
Row 1: Mr. Les-son, aclviserg Joanne Shaw, Doris Puff, Marjorie Reed, Anna Mae Grubzlugli, Marjorie Anderson.
Audrey Dennison, Lois Real, Miss Miller, advisor.
This year the Junior Class has lived up to the long-standing name of "Jolly
Juniors." They are proudly wearing their new class rings which proves that they have
passed from the stage of being "Green Freshies" and "Silly Sophomoresf' The class is
composed of twelve girls and thirteen boys who have participated in all school activ-
ities and have done their share of work. We are glad to welcome a new student, James
Mitchell, who came to us from Moline.
The officers are: President, David Malone, Vice-President, Don Cookg Secretary,
Lois Real g Treasurer, Sherry Graham, and Student Council, Marjorie Reed and Dale
The Juniors are interested in sports and have nine members entered in foot-
ball, basketball, and track. The co-captains for football next year are Phil Code and
David Malone. Many members are entered in band and chorus. They also hold a large
share of the offices in F.F.A., F.H.A., G.A.A., and Thespians. The Juniors have con-
tributed to their treasury by way of a chili luncheon, a play, and a benefit movie.
Our class advisers are Miss Miller, Mr. Leeson, and Mr. Arthur. They have
proved helpful throughout the year and we appreciate their leadership. We are looking
forward to next year being as successful as this has been.
Bow 4: Jim Gill, Charles Philhower, Donald Plotner. Bill Green, Stanley WVright, Jerry Hickey, J, E. 'l'erwil-
liger, Dan Driscoll, Bob lvlowbray. Eugene Craig Don Kelly, Jim Rankin, Loren NVrig'ht.
Row 32 John liarto. liernard Kelly. VVz1lter Harmon, Patricia Ryan, Ruthe Linden, Doreen Ringenberg, VVanda
McKeever, Eflytha- Eble, Muriel Campbell, Marjorie Damm, Lois Manning.
Row 2: Mr. Terwilliger, advise-rg Donna Daily. Betty Chasteen, Caroline Rees, Barbara Carroll, Doris Cham-
pion, Genevieve Van Ustrzind. Verna Nvabel, Miss Gardner, adviser.
Row 1: Elenore Gimilwaiigli, Shirley Moody, Betty Jean Scott, Doris Manning. Charlene Thummu, Pat Ryan, Kay
Tumblesun, Betty Johnston.
The Sophomore Class of 1946-47 ranks as the second largest class with a total
of forty-six members. Only- two did not return from last year but during this year,
Louise Heneger and Bill Hufnagel discontinued school work.
The class officers are: President, J. E. Terwilligerg Vice-President, Bill Green,
Secretary, Muriel Campbell, Treasurer, Danny Driscoll, and Student Council, Edythe
Eble and John Barto.
Our Homecoming Queen and King, Barbara Carroll and Bill Green, ranked sec-
ond. The Carnival Queen and King, Edythe Eble and Danny Driscoll, took first place.
The boys traveling squad of the basketball and football teams included Don Kelly,
Gene Craig, J. E. Terwilliger, Jerry Hickey, Bob Mowbray, Danny Driscoll, and Bill
Green. The first four of these were lettermen. The Ensemble members were Ruthe
Linden, Donna Dally, Pat Ryan, and Caroline Rees. Doreen Ringenberg was cheerleader.
Miss Gardner and Mr. Terwilliger, our class advisers, were a great help to us in
our school activities.
.RUXV-lZlAil'1'Y Bucher, John Lombard, llonalll Giuliani. lmln Murphy, liill lizxrv, lid lflhnlv, Stanley Albrwlit
Robert Cass. Donald Fuss, Jack XYzltkin:-:. lioln-rt Smith, limb l"ur'm-y, Jim Uzunvy, Gln-nn lqZlY'l1llllttll.
Row Il: Pat l'Jwl1nol'e, Glenn Dennison, Ch2ll'll'S llzilryinplv. .lm-k Urzlig, llzllt- Kllll'iL'lliN-'Y'QOl', limb Qit'l'2ll'd, .lim
Curry. lJum1lmlNYeekly. Dean f'lll'l'0ll, limb XVomlI'ol'll. tlnvll llllinorv, John Thompson. l'hz11'le-s 'I'hum:ls,
llnw 2: Mr. Mursr-ner, advisory Colle-en lVIHl'l'lS!4t'X, Jll1'C1l1l' lvluwlnwiy, G1-1'll'1ulv Wli'lf1'llll, Nancy 'l'vi'vVillig.:'m-I'. llotly
lleal. Delores lizlnuat. Juan Scott. .loyvo liurwoll, llotty Fulvy. llilllllllm' Sxxzllluws. Miss XYilli:1ms. zulviser.
lluw l: l'l1zu'lottv Enos, Mary lflllen f'JIl'l'Hl1. Junvt Puff. .Is-:lnninv llUllliS1lIIl, li:x1'l1:l1':1 l.u1-km-, lvlurilyn lillITlll2ll'1l.
.Ivan Poff, Mary Elxle. Put Morrissey. Audrey Maiming.
The Freshman Class entered school on August 26, 1946. After managing to live
through the initiation ceremony, we went on to hang up a record which the class of
next year Will have a difficult time to equal or surpass.
With the help of our advisers, Coach Mursener and Miss Williams, we sponsored
a Fall Dance and the annual party on St. Valentine's Day. Our float at the Homecoming
won third prize. It represented the sky with the name of a player on each of the stars.
From each star an orange or black streamer extended to the Wagon. The legend was
'fHitch Your Wagon to a Star."
In a magazine campaign early in the year, We beat the Sophomores, adding
S103 to our treasury. As a result, they entertained us with a party. We found it the
easiest money-making project of the year and hope to have another try at it next year.
At the first meeting of our class we elected the following officers: President,
Bob Murphyg Vice-President, Betty Realg Secretary-Treasurer, Jack Craigg and Stu-
dent Council, Nancy Terwilliger and Dean Carroll.
Our class was ably represented in athletics. Thirteen boys were out for football,
eight for basketball, and eleven for track. In addition to athletics, we had representa-
tives in practically all extra-curricular activities.
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Row 2: John Bairro. Mr. Hanson. adviser: Joanne Hickey, Marjorie Recd, IM-an lfzlrroll.
How 1: Edythv Eble, Bob Drisf-oll, Jay Hickey, presiclenlg Delores Mitchell, Dale Nvlsnn, Nancy 'l'c1'willigc1'.
The Illinois Association of Student Councils at Bradford High School has as its
purposes: to create better school spirit, to give students experience in governing, to
give students a part in school government, and to create a feeling of cooperation and
The members consist of a president, a secretary, and two representatives from
each class. They are: President, Jay Hickey, Secretary, Delores Mitchell, Seniors, J0-
anne Hickey and Bob Driscoll, Juniors, Marjorie Reed and Dale Nelsong Sophomores,
Edythe Eble and John Bartog and Freshmen, Nancy Terwilliger and Dean Carroll. The
organization is under the supervision of Mr. Hanson.
Two of the major works of the Council this year were the planning of Home-
coming on November 1 and Big Brother and Sister Day which was held in April.
Four of the members attended the district convention which was held in Ke-
wanee on November 12 and hope to attend the state convention in Chicago.
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How J: Glen Iilllli6IliDt'l'g4:'l', Larry Bucher, Mr. llzmson. sponsor,
How l:J:1c'k Rinkvnlwi'go1'. Robert Ulialsiel-ii, Mary .Ivan Forbl-s, 1-rlilurg Miss X'2lIlZ2lllt, spun l'm'ulinv lim-vs,
Jay Hickey, l'lei'nie Cahill.
The following people were chosen by the senior class to be members of the 1947
Bradonian Staff: Editor, Mary Jean Forbes, Assistant Editor, Robert Chasteeng Busi-
ness Managers, Jack Rinkenberger, and Jay Hickey, Classes, Glenn Rinkenberger, Car-
oline Rees, Larry Bucher, Snapshots, Jack Rinkenbergerg Sports, Bernie Cahill, Fac-
ulty, Mr. Hanson and Miss Vanzant. In addition to these, a member of each club was
asked to write an article about the work which had been done this year.
Money was earned for the publication of the Bradonian through donations from
each class and club, through advertisements, and by the sale of the yearbooks by the
business managers. A
The engraving was done by the Galesburg Engraving Company, Galesburg,
Illinois, and the printing by The Times Record, Aledo, Illinois.
The books were distributed on Thursday, May 15,
How 2: Delores Mitchell. liuis lil-ul, Joann Flllllviiklll, Ruthe Linden, Muriel f'2llT'lIllll'H.
How l1.lrmnm- Shaw. Bonny lieinln-ck, Miss Vzlnzzlnt, libi'z1i'l:in.
One of the most important rooms in the building, I believe, is the library. At
any hour of the school day you may go in and have an enjoyable time among the many
interesting books found there. True, to some people it is only a place where many
shelves are overburdened with books, but to those who enter its door seeking help and
pleasure, it is a place of vast interest. It is a comfort to know that when you are as-
signed a term paper or other work Where much outside information is needed, you have
free access to the library's many books.
Miss Vanzant is librarian and many extra hours of her time are devoted to the
library's success. Seven students assist her by charging books, keeping books on the
shelves in their proper places, helping students to find the desired information, and
keeping general order in the room.
So far, about fifty new books have been added this year to our already extensive
collection. Among the most popular of these are: "Sports Extra," "Short Leash," "Son
of Thunder," and "Patriot in the Saddle." A valuable addition to the library is the
Abridged Readers' Guide by which articles may be located in our many magazines. A
new set of the Americana Encyclopedia, a Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, and a re-
volving dictionary stand have also been purchased. '
Every year our library is becoming better and it is our hope that the time may
soon come when a larger room will be available for its store of knowledge.
Row il: Bernie Cahill. J. Fl. 'Ferwilligeix Bernie MOK4-nn, Don Funk, .lm-Irv Hickey, lien Petteguvw.
Row 2: Hub Lee, Helen Doty, Bonny Reinhevk, Caroline Rees, lmunai Dallly. Luis lin-nl, Genevieve Yun Uslrzmd.
Row 1: Muriel Czirnplwil, l3ai'liai'a XVoodfo1'd, Ruthe Linden, lfldylho Elric, Kay 'l'ixmlrlc-soil.
National Honor ooioty
The Bradford Chapter of the National Honor Society, now in its third year, has
its largest membership since being chartered in 1945. The objectives of this chapter
are to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service,
to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in the
pupils of Bradford High School.
Membership in the National Honor Society is based on scholarship, service,
leadership, and character. Candidates must have spent at least one semester in Brad-
ford High School, and shall be a member of the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Class.
Sophomore members are known as probationary members, having voice and vote in
the chapter, but may not hold office.
Scholastic standards for membership require candidates to possess an average
of 11.5 for all time spent in high school. At any time that a member's scholastic aver-
age drops below this point, he is automatically dropped from the chapter until such
time as his average is up to, or above the required level.
Officers for the current year are: President, Benny Pettegrewg Vice-President,
Lois Real, Secretary-Treasurer, Bonny Jean Reinbeckg Faculty Sponsor, Mr. Leeson.
New members to be initiated this year are the following: Muriel Campbell,
Ruthe Linden, Caroline Rees, Jim Gill, Donna Dally, Jerry Hickey, J. E. Terwilliger,
Edythe Eble, Genevieve Van Ostrand, Helen Doty, Bernie Cahill, Bob Lee, and Kay
Row 2: Phil Voile, Jzly llivkvy. Pete Gormzlii.
Row 1: Jim Moxxbruy, lh-i'11iu lvli-Kean, Iluvid Malone, lion Cook, lien l'etteg'i'ew.
The Physics Class is composed of nine boys, three of Whom are seniors and the
others are juniors. With Mr. Hanson as instructor, the class delves into the theories
and secrets of physical matter and tries to test the conclusions by experiment. On
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the students work in the laboratory. The experi-
mental part of the subject is most fascinating because it takes real ingenuity to devise
just the right experiment to test a theory.
Physics has to do with the common things around us which may be conveniently
separated into five divisions. They are: mechanics, heat, electricity, sound, and light.
The object in studying physics is to learn to think accurately about familiar
things and to base theories on experiments performed in the laboratory.
To many, physics appears to be a difficult course but to those who truly under-
stand the subject, it furnishes a practical knowledge which is not only useful in every-
day Work but can be used to good advantage in later life.
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limi' 3: limb Lu-. Lois Iii-ul, Joanne Sliziw, Lelzmd Turner.
I I: lien l'r-ltr-gi' x lloy lmiff, 1'h:i1'lvm- Trzicy.
The Commercial Department this year is made up of three courses: Typing I
and Commercial Law, Typing and Shorthand II, and Bookkeeping.
The Typing I class terminated at the end of the first semester, and by that time
the average student could type twenty-five words per minute. They learned the parts
of the machine, the fundamentals of typing, and the application of the fundamentals
to their own personal typing problems. At the beginning of the second semester, Com-
mercial Law, a subject dealing with everyday laws, began with an enrollment of thirty
In Bookkeeping the students learned the principles of the bookkeeping cycle,
how to make and keep personal ledgers, and many other useful and practical things.
Through the use of a practice set, they had an opportunity to acquaint themselves
with the problems of a bookkeeper in a real-life business situation.
Typing and Shorthand II class consists of eight girls who have been learning
how to cut stencils and the use of the Mimeograph and Ditto Machines. They are rap-
idly improving their shorthand and typing speed.
Mr. Thomas Leeson is the capable commercial teacher and is well liked and re-
spected by all his students.
Row 2:Del0re-1-1 Mitchell, Phyllis Tumbleson, Cleo Dixon, Marjorie Reed.
Row 1: Mary Jean Forbes. Bob Lee, Miss XVilliams, adviser, Anna Mae Grubuugh, Celestine Stotler, Ben Pette-
This year Bradford High School has maintained two paper staffs instead of only
one. At the beginning of the year, Miss Williams was chosen as sponsor of the "B.H.S.
Highlights," our column in "The Bradford Republican." The staff includes Anna Mae
Grubaugh, Editor g Mary Jean Forbes and Marjorie Lea Reed, Assistant Editors, and
Ben Pettegrew, Sports Editor.
Later on in the first semester we decided to experiment with the possibilities of
a school paper. The first issue was christened "The Panther Patteringsu and has re-
mained so. The paper was to be published every month by the same members of the
"Highlights" staff with the addition of several other members including the following:
Cleo Dixon, Celestine Stotler, Bob Lee, Delores Mitchell, and Phyllis Tumbleson.
The "Panther Patteringsn was sent to our students who were in the hospital, to
other schools, to the teachers, and was sold to our own students.
We hope that the school paper will continue to grow in future years to become a
permanent feature of our high school.
Theresa Calhoun, Gertrude McKean, Betty Real. Barbara f'arroll, Caroline Recs. In-ah llall, Donna
Daily. Joanne Shaw. Betty Uhasteen. Lois Real, Bonny Re-'inhe-ck. Mary Joan Fo.hes, Myrtle 'l'humma,
How el: lietty Johnston, Pauline Sturm, Ruthv Linden, Edythe Ifible, Anna Mae Grulvaugh. Celestine Stotler.
Slierry Graham, Verna XVabel. Genevieve Yan Ostrand. NVilma XYright, VVan1la Mm'Ke+'x'ei', Doreen Ring-
0llllf3!'g, Muriel Campbell, Charlene Thumma, Marjorie Damm.
How Il: Anilrey Dennison. Lois Kelly, Marjorie Anderson, Lois Manning, Helen Duty, Nancy Terwilligzer. Elenore
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Uruhaugli. Phyllis Tumble-son. Delores Mitchell. Joanne Hickey, Juanita Dixon, Mary ldlrle. Shirley Cain.
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iliarlene lracy. Joan Scott. Pat Declmore. Lolle-on Morrissey. Delores lianuat, Jacque Mowbray, Pat
Ryan. Betty Foley. Mary Ellen Carroll. Doris Poff. Shirley Moody, Mr. Arthur, director.
Kay Tumblvson. Jean Poff, Janet Poff, Betty Jean Scott, Cleo Dixon, Pat Morrissey, Audrey Manning,
Aileen Manning. Doris Manning.
Girl ' Choru
The Girls' Chorus of Bradford High School is an organization of sixty-two mem-
bers. The membership is voluntary and every girl in school has the opportunity to join it.
The first public performance this year was the participation in a mid-season
concert presented by the Music Department on December 19. At the opening of the
second semester eighteen girls were chosen from the organization to form the Festival
Chorus. This group participated in the Blackhawk Chorus Festival at Wethersfield on
April 11. This is an annual event and is composed of eighteen girls and eighteen boys
from each of the seven schools in the Conference. On March 29 several members of the
Chorus participated in the District Competitive Festival held at Woodruff High School
llcloros lllitvlu-ll. liuthv l.i111ln-11. 1':ll'1llillL: Kees. liuimu Dzllly, Bonny 1lL'illlJtifk, Tlwrcsa Calhoun,
Anim Mae f,il'ullllllgll, Pat Ryan.
Girls' En emble
The Girls' Ensemble is composed of a group of seven girls from the Bradford
High School Girls' Chorus. It was organized primarily for the purpose of providing a
small musical organization that might perform at various civic activities in the com-
munity. Because of its success it has become a regular and accepted part of the Music
In the course of the year the Ensemble has performed for several of the com-
munity organizations as well as furnishing entertainment for school activities.
On March 29, the organization entered the District Music Competitive Festival
which was conducted at Woodruff High School in Peoria. During the Blackhawk Music
Festival conducted at Wethersfield, the Ensemble presented a special number. Each
school of the conference, in addition to sending students to the Festival Chorus, pre-
sented an individual musical number.
The closing activity for the Ensemble was High School Commencement at which
time it presented two numbers.
Row 4: llarbara Lum-ke, Mr. Arthur, director: Loren VVright. Jim Gill. Walter Harmon. Genevieve Yan Ustrand.
Glenn Campbell, Bob Forney. Marilyn Lombard.
liowllz Doris Uhampion. Jeannine Reubsam, John Lombard, Charles Thomas, .It-an Forney, Viola Manning,
Junior Law. Mary Ellen Uarrull, Pat Ryan. Doreen IilHE2,'t'lllTQl'g'. Verna XX'alwl. Leland 'l'nx'ner, Bill
NVQ-her, Don Heed, Bill Tumbleson, Barbara Carroll. Sherry Graham, Hen l'vttm-grow.
Row 2: Muriel Campbell, Phyllis Tumbleson, Catherine Ryan, Ret-nl llay, Doris l'ofl'. Juanita Dixon. XVayne
Walker, Theresa Calhoun, Maxine Scott, Bob Hickey, .lim Swearingen, Kenney Sullivan, Donald XVet-kly,
Pauline Swallows, John Campbell.
Row 1: Celestine Slotler. Joanne Hickey, Cleo Dixon, Mary Jean Forbes, liill Blake, ldclytlnl Elric, VVanda Mc-
Keever, Bonny lieinbeck. Joanne Shaw.
Not in Picture: Pete Gorman, Helen Doty, Dorothy Ann Carroll, Gertrude Mm-Kean, Shirley Cain.
The Bradford High School Band, an organization which has fifty-four members,
has made considerable improvement this year. Among the many contributing factors
were the rehearsals held during the summer prior to the opening of the school year.
The activities of the band were many and varied. Included in its program were
a trip to the State Fair, a concert at the Williamsfield Homecoming, participation in the
Bradford American Legion Homecoming, and a trip to the Western Illinois State Teach-
ers' Homecoming where it participated in the parade along with about fifteen other
high school bands.
In addition to its programs away from Bradford, the band presented two formal
concerts at the high school. One of these was a joint program with the chorus on the
night of December 19 and the other was on May 6.
The band's traditional duties consisted of programs at the Blackhawk Confer-
ence football and basketball games, participation in the Illinois High School Associa-
tion's Competitive Festival, and joint participation with the other bands of the con-
ference at the Blackhawk Conference Music Festival held at Galva.
Huw Il: Jzly llivkm-y. .Im-k RiI1kE'l'llll'l'f.fl'l'. llvrniv Mc'Kvzin, Huh Tlrismoll, llc-rnie Uzihill. lion Cook. Robert Chas-
1t'k'll. .lolln Uziriilwliell.
liow I: IJ:ivi4l Mzilum-. lien IR-ttegrew, llomiy llviiilweli, l'2ll'1lllIli' lives, 'llll0l'l'S2i fwlllllillll, Maxine Svolt, Miss
llow 1: lin-tty .Ioan Scott. Annu Mae Gruliziiigli, Delores Mitchell, Celestine Stotlor, lluthe Linslon.
The Thespian Troupe 139 of 1946-47 under the sponsorship of Miss Williams
was quite small until our initiation which was held January 30 in the gymnasium. The
candlelight service followed a potluck supper. The eleven initiates included Maxine Scott,
Caroline Rees, John Campbell, Betty Jean Scott, David Malone, Don Cook, Bernie Mc-
Kean, Marilyn Emmons, Celestine Stotler, Ruthe Linden, and Robert Chasteen.
For Thespian membership a student must accumulate ten points of theatrical
work which may be earned in a variety of ways. The value of every job connected with
play production is recognized by the Thespians who award points for all kinds of work
in the theater. This is one way that the organization can give due recognition to the
unseen workers of a play as well as to those who face the footlights. After a student
has earned the required number of points, his name is brought before the Troupe for
consideration of his membership. Each member, upon being received into the club,
pays 31.50 which entitles him to life-time membership.
Each year the Thespians go to drama contests which are held in various towns.
One may enter in divisions designated as Serious Reading, Comedy Reading, Original
Oration, Verse Reading, and Extempore Speaking. Schools compete with each other in
producing one-act plays.
This year the Thespian Troupe produced the one-act play, "The Lord's Prayer"
by Francois Coppee. Individual contest entries were made by Bonny Reinbeck, Bernie
Cahill, Caroline Rees, and Betty Jean Scott.
Row 2: Robert Pliastvi-ii, Bernie Cahill, Rob Driscoll, Jay Hickey. Jzwk RlllkCllll0l'gt'I', John Czlmplwll.
How 1: Betty Jenn Scott, Anim Male Grubaxugh, Ronny lieinbeck, Caroline lives, Thereszi ll2llll0L1ll. Maxine Sr-ott,
Jozm Fiiinegzili, Miss NYilliums, dil'vc'to1'.
Cast for "It's Papa Who Pays"
"It's Papa Who Pays" by Mary Cunningham, was presented November 14 by
the Senior Class. This three-act farce concerned the problems which arise in the Denny
household over contests. Contests are against his principles-he'll have no more of
them-and then he Wins a car in a contest he had forgotten he'd entered! To keep the
family from finding out, Papa fibs a bit. He tells them he has bought a car with money
from a brother who repaid a loan. Then the brother appears. To make matters worse
it develops that Papa hasn't won first prize but only the second prize-a wolfhound.
Papa is egged on to bigger and better lies by his friend, Mr. Fixer-who fixes every-
thing. Everything eventually rights itself, but not before many trying situations have
presented themselves for solution.
Row 25 Bernir- Cahill, llvrnie lvlcliezrrr, Jack Rinkvnberger, Don Cook.
Row l:J:1y Ilivlivy. Annu Mau- Gl'l1ll2llI3-Rh, Ronny Reinbecli, 'l'her'e-su Czrllroun, John Varmplwell. Miss YVilli1unS,
"The Lord' Prayer"
"The L0rd's Prayer" by Francois Coppee was presented by members of Thespian
Troupe 139 at the Illinois High School Association District Contest which was held on
March 1 at Rock Falls, Illinois. The play was also presented as part of a St. Patrick's
Day program at St. John's Hall on the seventeenth of March.
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This one-act play was a serious drama which portrayed vividly the power of for-
giveness in a woman's life. The story is about Mademoiselle Rose, a single woman of
thirty-eight, who has devoted herself to the care of her brother who was a priest. When
her brother was unjustly murdered by a revolutionary group of Paris, Mademoiselle
Rose suffered great mental anguish with the result that her faith was severely shaken.
When the opportunity came for her to save a fugitive's life by disguising him in her
late brother's robes, she impulsively seized upon the chance and thus restored her faith
in God and man.
The cast of the play included Bonny Reinbeck, Theresa Calhoun, Anna Mae Gru-
baugh, John Campbell, Bernie Cahill, Jay Hickey, Bernie McKean, Jack Rinkenberger,
and Don Cook.
Thirty- x 1
Row 4: Barbara Carroll, Betty Jean Scott, Muriel Campbell, Donna Daily, Ruthe Linden, Miss Miller. instruc-tor,
Row 3: Doris Champion, Charlene Thumma, Ytfilma VV1'ight.
Row 2: Elenore Grubaugh, NVanda McKeeve1', Doris Manning. Lois Manning.
Row 1: Marjorie Dnmm, Kay Tumbleson, Verna VVabel, Genevieve Van Ostl-und.
In September the junior and senior homemaking classes were busy preserving a
number of foods to be used in classwork throughout the year. They prepared peaches,
tomatoes, beans, pears, and plums.
Each of the four classes spend some time during the year on the following main
divisions of the homemaking program.
The first division is foods and nutrition, which includes laboratory experiences
where complete meals are prepared and served for a group of six to eight students.
Clothing selection and construction constitute the second division which involves
the actual sewing of garments as well as the stressing of principles of good grooming.
This year the freshman class made white pinafores. Among the sophomore class mem-
bers a variety of garments were made including dresses, skirts, jumpers, and suits.
A unit in home management is designed for the purpose of enabling students to
make better use of available materials, while a similar unit in home planning is de-
signed to aid the students in making best use of their time.
Child development, family relationships, and personal and social relationships
are additional units.
Throughout the year the girls have helped to provide an interesting bulletin board
to help emphasize their classwork. In the kitchen they have made improvements by
painting, refinishing furniture, and reorganizing the equipment into three units.
Future Homemaker of America
Row li Joyce l-iurwell, Margaret Sturm. Joanne Shaw. Donna Dally, llonny lleinbeek, Barbara Carroll, Betty
Real. Sherry Graham. Doris Champion. Barbara XVoodford, Marilyn Emmons, Mary .lean Forbes, Lois
Kelly. Marilyn Lomlnaril.
Row l. Jeannine Reubsam. Pauline Sturm. Delores Banuat. Joan Scott, Marjoire Damm. Gertrude McKean.
Anna Mae Grubaugh. lllenore Gruhaugh, Genevieve Van Ustrand, Verna VVabel, liois Manning, Audrey
Dennison. Joanne Hickey. Doris Puff. Charlene Thumma.
llnw 3: Patricia Ryan. Pat Morrissey, lietty Jean Scott, Pauline Swallows. Pat lledmore. Betty Foley. Jacque
Mowbray, Barbara l.uc-ke, Marjorie Anderson, Myrtle Thumma. Uolleen Morrissey. Mary Ellen Carroll.
Joan Finnegan, t'ath4-rine Ryan. Betty Johnston, Janet I'off.
Row 2: Miss Miller. adviser: Audrey lllanning. Jean Poff, Aileen Manning, Doris Manning, Kay 'l'l1llllbl4ESOY'l,
Shirley Moody. Muriel f'2lI'I'llllN-Ill. Charlene 'l'raey, Cleo Dixon. Mary lflble.
Row l. Juanita Dixon. t'aroline Rees, Pat Ryan, l-Blythe Elxle, Maxine Seott, Celestine Stotler, Doreen Ringwn-
berg, llutlie Linden, XYanda MeKeever.
The F.H.A., which is now in its second year at Bradford High, formerly functioned under the
name of Home Economics Club. The officers are as follows: President, Maxine Scott, Vice-President,
Edythe Ebleg Secretary, Celestine Stotlerg Treasurer, Pat Ryang Reporter, Caroline Rees. Mrs. George
Eble is our Chapter Mother for the year and Miss Mae .I, Miller is our sponsor.
Maxine Scott and Celestine Stotler attended the F.H.A. Camp at Lake Bloomington last sum-
mer. They spent most of their time in discussions on how to better their club and home lives.
The F.H.A. has done much this year to make money and also for their own pleasure. They
served dinner to a group of agriculture teachers from this districtg the Blackhawk Conference coaches
and principals were served a fish supperg they assisted in the serving of a Christmas dinner put on
by the students of B.H.S. They also served a chili supper to the Community Club and a lunch to the
basketball boys during the county tournament. They took part with the G.A.A. and F.F.A. in making
the carnival the success that it was. A style show was put on at a meeting of the Parents' Organization
in which the girls modeled garments they had made during the year.
As a Christmas project the Freshman girls made gifts and prepared Christmas boxes for
nineteen children in the Guardian Angel Home in Peoria. To honor the mothers of our club members a
Valentine's tea was given.
Row 3: Harry Staley, Stanley Albrecht, Max Scott, Dale Nelson. lmn l,J1'ism-oil, Phil Code. Hob Mowbray, Robert
Cass, Bernie McKean, .lim Mowbray. Bob Driscoll, John Vox, Jack lliiilu-nlwrger. llonzild Hass.
Row 2: Leland Turner, John Campbell, John Votnva, Hob Lee, liernif- Cahill, Jerry Hickey, Stanley Wriglil, llill
Green, Jay Hickey, Ed E'l'1nle. Jack Watkins, Hubert Smith, Ilonulil Plolner, Vhznrlc-s l'l1ilhowv1'. John
Row1:Mr. Terwilliger, adviser: Bill Bare, Bob Forney. liill 'l'LlHliliPS1Pll, Holi Woodford. Uh-n liiiilu-iiln-i-gi-i',
David Malone, XValter Harmon, John Thompsmi, Ilnlv l:illi'il'lliM'I'f.1'1'l', Uneil lilniori-, iAll'l'll Wriglil, Don-
ald Graham. Jim Gill.
F. F. A.
The Future Farmers of America is a national organization composed of high
school boys taking Vocational Agriculture. This organization is nationally known and
everyone respects it highly.
The officers this year are: President, Jack Coxg Vice-President, Bernie McKeang
Secretary, Bernie Cahill, Treasurer, David Malone, and Reporter, Bob Lee. The ad-
viser is "Twig,"
There are three classes of Future Farmers: Green Hand, Chapter Farmer, and
State Farmer. When a student enters the F.F.A. his first year, he is a Green Hand and
receives a bronze pin. During his second years as a Future Farmer he is classed as a
Chapter Farmer and receives a silver pin. After he has completed three years in the or-
ganization, with the approval of the F.F.A. adviser and state adviser, he is classed as a
State Farmer and receives a gold pin.
The F.F.A. cooperates in contests with other schools. These include public speak-
ing, judging teams, and basketball teams.
Row-1: Marjorie Anderson, Genevieve Van Ostrand, Betty Uhastovn. Joanne Shaw. Donna llally. lionny livin-
lwuk, Margaret Sturm. Mary Jean Forbes, Lois Kelly, 'l'ilt?l'Oi-321,Vilillllllll, Iiois ltr-al, Caroline Kees, lit-115
Real, liarlrara Uarroll.
ltowilf Marilyn l.ornhal'd. Kay 'I'unibla-son. Myrtle Thumma, Gertrude McKean, Vi-rna Wabel, Nancy Tur-
VVlillgl3l'. I'.iL'll4ll'0 fiI'lll72ll12.!i"l, Uelvstine Stotler, Sherry ilraham, Anna Man- Grulraugh, Marjorie lived, Yalla
llivks-rson, Pauline Sturm. Jac-qiiv lVlowln'ay, Delores lianuat.
How 2: Jean l'ofI', .Juanita llixon. Pat Dedmore, Pauline Swallows, Marjorie llamni, Delores Mitt-hell. Joanne
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llivkm-y. f'lllill'l'lIlt' ltyan. latrivia liyan, Audrey Dennison, Joan SL-olt, XVan1Ia lvle-Ki-ex'or, lfldytln- ldlvlv.
Muriel t'ain1rl1vll, liuthm- Lindon, Iloreen iilIlgt5l'lill'l'g'. Betty Johnston.
llow li Miss Gardner, adviser: Iiutty Jean Scott, Cleo llixon, Janet Puff, Shirley lvloody. 1'h2ll'i4'll4' Thumma.
Charlotte Enos, Mary Ellen Uarroll. Uollvvn Morrissey, Phyllis Tumlrleson, Pat ltyan. f'hlll'it'll0 'l'ram-y,
Doris Puff, Aileen Manning, Mary lfllrle, Pat Morrissey.
G. A. A.
The Girls' Athletic Association is a national organization of high school girls enrolled in phy-
sical education classes. The club has been very active this year under the capable leadership of Miss
Gardner. The officers are: President, Edythe Ebleg Vice-President, Pauline Sturmg Secretary, Marjorie
Reedg and Treasurer, Lois Real.
At the beginning of the year the club sponsored an out-of-doors breakfast for the members.
Eight of the girls attended a Play Day at Annawan on October 26 and a similar event was held here
on February 1. Each year two girls are sent to camp and this year's candidates are Sherry Graham
and Edythe Eble.
Members of this organization may win awards for keeping health rules and from outside
sports, each of which gives them points. The first two awards are given by the local club and may be
the school letter or numerals. The other two awards are given by the state. The first is a large blue
and white letter "I" and the second is a blue and white letter in the form of the state of Illinois. We
consider these awards worth working for and hope to make our organization larger and more active
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Coaches Jim Mursener and Tom Leeson started the basketball season with eight
teams reporting for practice. From this group, four teams were selected which made up
the Varsity and Reserve Squads.
With only four lettermen, Phil Code, Dale Delson, David Malone, and Jerry
Hickey, returning from last year, the Varsity Squad lacked experience. However, as
the season progressed the team took on better form and downed Toulon 41 to 34 and
Wyoming 38 to 31 and won the Stark County Championship which was held at Bradford.
In the Princeville Tourney the Panthers were downed by Chillicothe in the pre-
liminary tilt, 34 to 24. In the Galva Invitational Tourney Bradford edged out Walnut
34 to 33 and was beaten by Oneida 64 to 19 who won won the tournament over Weth-
ersfield by a score of 69 to 29. The strong Galva quint stopped the locals 27 to 19 in the
Bernie Cahill and Bob Driscoll will be lost this year through graduation. How-
ever, the usual starting five will remain intact and should make a good showing next
Row ii: Bill Green, Donald Fuss. Imlizlld Gruhzun. Jack Urziig, Hob BYUIIIPY, Jaime-s Mitchell, Hob Murphy D
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34 Dunlap ..... 41
20 Walnut ..... 35
20 Sheffield .... 18
23 Galva ...... 38
33 Princeville . . . 35
17 Wethersfield . . 40
43 Wyanet ..... 22
19 Galva ...... 27
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50 Toulon .... 29
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24 Dunlap .... 43
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Bradford . . 24 Chillicothe .
Bradford . . 34 Walnut . . .
Bradford . . 19 Oneida . . .
Bradford . . 19 Galva . .
Stark County Tourney
Bradford . . 41 Toulon . .
Bradford . . 38 Wyoming . .
Bradford . . 40 Mineral . .
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How 2: Jim iV10VVill'ilY, Phil Code. Hob Driscoll. Bernie McKean, Holi Lee. Eugene Craig.
How li MV. 'i'4'I'NNiuigt'l', Don Cook, Jerry Ilic-key, David Malone. Run IR-tte,':i'eW. Mr. iVil1l'SQllk'I'. coach.
The track squad of Bradford High School claimed all their victories last season
by winning the Blackhawk Conference Championship. After threatening in one big meet
after another only to fall behind by a few points in the closing events, the Bradford
team finally came through to win Bradford's first conference track championship in
twenty years of competition.
Bradford's most serious rival in the meet was Galva who scored 45143 points
while Bradford came through with 53 points. Fifteen men coached by Ed Wach took
the honors for Bradford and brought home the Blackhawk trophy. They were: Captain
Earl Hawkins, Howard Moody, Roy Ehnle, Jim Cahill, Don Philhower, Chester Gru-
baugh, Jim Mowbray, Ben Pettegrew, Bob Lee, Dave Malone, Bernie McKean, Phil
Code, Don Cook, Gene Craig, and Jerry Hickey. The last nine of these are back this
year to try to duplicate last year's performance.
In the district track and field meet held at Peoria, Bradford placed in three
events. Earl Hawkins took fifth place in the high hurdles and Ben Pettegrew placed
second in the 100-yard and first in the 220-yard dashes. Eugene Craig, freshman sprint-
er, was nosed out of fifth place honors in the 440-yard dash but turned in a commend-
able performance for a lone freshman in this event.
Ben Pettegrew, David Malone, Eugene Craig, Bob Lee.
Frosh-Soph Relay Team
The Bradford Frosh-Soph relay team of '46 consisted of the sophomores, Bob
Lee, Dooz Malone, Ben Pettegrew, and one lone freshman, "Conk" Craig.
Besides breaking four records they were always on hand at every track meet to
make their share of points. In the individual events, each of the team members made
good showings also. In the 100- and 220-yard dashes, Bob Lee and Ben Pettegrew
showed their best. Gene Craig made some commendable performances in the 440-yard
sprint and also pole vaulted. Malone specialized in the 880-yard run and the low hurdles
and vaulted too.
The records this team made are:
-Blackhawk Conference Meet-880-yard relay
New record: 1:39.55 old 1:43.4 by Toulon in 1944
-Geneseo Relays-440-yard relay
New record: 48.35 old 48.4 by Toulon in 1940
-Stark County Meet-880-yard relay
New record: 1:38.45 old 1241.2 by Toulon in 1944
-Galva Invitational Relays-880-yard relay
New record: 1:41.2g old 1:42.4.
Row 4: Donald Cass. John Thompson. Jim Rankin. i'it'lll2ll'tl Kelly. lJon:1l1l llrzilmni, .iolin l,on'ilmi'sl, .luck k'1':iif.:'.
lbonaild Plotnvr, Hd ldhnle. Jim Mowhrziy.
Row il: XY:1ltrr Harmon. Glenn Dennison, Bill Haro. Donald XYes-lily. lil-:in l':u'1'oll. .lim l'n1'i'y. John t'zlinplu-ll.
Bob Murphy, Pete Gorman, Bob iklowhray, Ilan Ilrisvoll.
Row 2: Mr. lmesoii, assistant coach: Jack 1lillkklI1lJQl'g'4:'l', J. ld. 'l'oi'willigi'1'. llill fil'1'l'll, Ilnn Kelly, l!r-rnio Mi--
Kezin, John Vox. Jay Hivkvy. Hola Ilriz-:L-ull. David Alalone. Mr. liillliillll. m'i1n-ipal.
Row 1: Ilob Lee, Jerry Hickey, Bernie Cahill, Phil Node, lllugene l'l'.lig', lion Funk, M12 AillI'SCllCl'. coaivli.
The Panther's gridiron squad, rebounding from two successive poor seasons,
came up with a commendable record this year by Winning four and losing the same
number. With forty-eight candidates reporting, nine of whom were lettermen, Coach
Jim Mursener set about the task of building a winning combination.
The first game of the season was a heart-breaker since Dunlap won 2-0 when a
punt was blocked behind the goal in the last quarter. The following week While playing
at home under the lights for the first time, a 14-7 win was registered against Knox-
ville which was climaxed by a 60-yard run by Halfback Malone. The next two games
were lost by the small margins of 12-7 and 6-0 to Wethersfield and Walnut respectively.
The age-old rival, Toulon, was downed by the Panthers in a hard-fought 19-7 game on
the former's home field. Traveling to Princeville the team came home with a 32-6 score
against an inexperienced team which was playing its first year of football. Bradford
suffered its fourth loss at the hands of Galva 14-0. A successful season and B. H. S.
Homecoming were climaxed by drubbing Wyoming 13-0.
The Panthers and their followers have high hopes of a Conference championship
next year with ten lettermen returning, seven of whom are regulars from this year's
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After being inactive for the past few years, the "B" Club of Bradford High
School has renewed its activities. The purpose of this club is to establish uniformity of
letters and sweaters among the lettermen.
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Those eligible for the "B" Club must have received a letter for participation in
football, basketball, and track, or must have been a manager for all three sports. Ir
order to be eligible for a football or basketball letter, one must have played in at least
one more than half of the total quarters of that season. For a track letter, one must
have made ten points during the season or have placed in a meet with sixteams or more
participating. If a senior has been out for a sport for four years andhas not earned a
letter, he may be awarded one with the approval of the club.
The officers for this year were: President, Bernie Cahill, Vice-President, Jay
Hickey, Secretary, Don Cook, Treasurer, David Malone.
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-Back to school again. Gee! I hat-
ed to get up this A.M.
-The end of the first week. The
Freshmen seem to be really en-
-Activity tickets are now on sale.
-Cheerleader tryouts were held
-Schedule arranged to suit every-
-"We got it when we were fresh-
men. Let's make them do a lot
of hard and awful things" are
the words spoken by some of
the seniors. Is anyone supersti-
tious? Friday the 13th was a
happy day for the seniors. Yes,
I said seniors!!
-The lights are up on the football
field now, thanks to Dutch Fos-
ter, Ed English, and Bill Wright.
-All the freshmen are back! They
have now recuperated from Fri-
-The sophomores presented Ernie
Briggs to the student body. He
gave a very interesting talk on
his experiences While in service.
-Knoxville there. Did you see
Miss McElWain fMrs. Clarkj?
-The agriculture teachers had
their meeting here today and
much to our surprise they all
left looking well and healthy de-
spite the fact that the home eco-
nomics girls prepared the lunch.
-Farm Bureau meeting. The band
-Old Dan Cupid seems to have hit
several of our students at the
South and West bus parties.
Isn't that rfght, Barto?
4-"Autumn Hop" was the name of
the Freshman dance. Kewanee
Riverters were invited.
5-Miss Miller and Bonny Reinbeck
attended the Home Economics
Teachers' and F. H. A. Girls'
meeting at Lacon.
9-The Men's Community Club en-
tertained the football boys with
a dinner. "Gee! I'm still hungry"
-Teachers' Institute at Galesburg.
Vacation! Need I say more?
Mr. Hanson attended an Admin-
istrators' Conference at Gales-
G.A.A. breakfast at the Legion
House. Gee! They must like to
get up early.
21-Didn't Bill Wright, our janitor,
look adorable as the "Blushing
Bride" in the Womanless Wed-
G.A.A. Initiation tonight. The
first issue of "Panther Patter-
ings" came off the press today
due to the efforts of Mary Jean
Forbes and Miss Williams.
-The Band gave a fine perform-
ance at the Galva game. The
football boys did all right too.
-"What a day" were the words
mumbled by Mr. Arthur after
arriving in Bradford at 9:30
Saturday evening following a
long day at Macomb. The Band
played at the W.I.S.T.C. Home-
31-Miss Miller was absent today be-
cause of a sprained ankle which
she received when the bleachers
fell at Princeton.
-Homecoming! It was WONDER-
FUL! We beat Wyoming 13 to
0. This made the day more suc-
cessful. The twins, Max and
Maxine Scott, were crowned
King and Queen. "Twig" found
his trailer in the school yard
this morning as a result of Hal-
team beat Bradford 26 to 24. Do
better next time, boys.
8--G.A.A., F.F.A., F.H.A. Carnival.
Good time was had by all.
Edythe Eble and Bernie McKean
were crowned Queen and King.
12-Parents' organization met. Play
practice. What a week!
-"Where's my bag ?" and "I can't
find the cake" were some of the
remarks heard back stage at the
15-Teachers' Institute at Toulon.
23-Lafayette here. What's the idea
of throwing the seniors' money
around? One of the girls acci-
dentally dropped the cup con-
taining the money but it was all
27-Walnut tilts Bradford 35 to 20.
-"Twig" and ten of the boys who
belong to F.F.A. attended the
International Live Stock Show
at Chicago. A good time was
had by all.
DECEMBER df' ' '
5-Mr. Hanson, Miss Williams, and
Mr. Leeson attended a Teachers'
Conference at Galesburg.
9-Two new stoves and a refrig-
erator were delivered to the
school today. Miss Vanzant's
birthday and she received a cake
from the editor of the Bradon-
17-Messrs. Hickey, Ault, Driscoll,
Cox, and Cahill get last chance
from Miss Gardner.
18-Senior assembly program was a
round table discussion of the
United Nations Charter.
19-Band and Chorus presented con-
cert in gym.
20-Christmas dinner. Christmas
party. Vacation begins.
26-27 Tournament at Galva.
2-School reopens. Everyone is glad
C?J to be back.
3-No school because of the heavy
snow and blocked roads. Mr.
6-Everyone back to have his pic-
ture taken. "Now, look cute,"
"You aren't a teacher, are you ?"
"Are you Irish?" were some of
the questions asked by the pho-
9-10-Semester exams. Wyoming at
Bradford. A new car was seen
skidding around the corners. Not
15-Bradford beat Wyoming.
16-"Could I get a drink, Miss Gard-
ner?" Bill Bare was caught
chewing tobacco again today.
Kind of hard to swallow, isn't it
-Ducky Ault's graduation day.
-Dunlap here. Nelson wants to
stay up late tonight.
-Galva here. Girls play basketball
-Mr. Hanson's birthday. Basket-
ball tournament. Bradford won.
-Busses stayed for the Wethers-
-Cahill and Driscoll left U. S. His-
tory very suddenly today.
-I hear that Bonny received the
prettiest card, "To My Sweet-
heart on Valentine's Day." Could
it have been from Benny?
-Let's see you do the same to
Toulon as you did to Wyoming.
-Only fifty-eight more school
days to go.
-Cox was absent today.
-Mr. "Twig" is sweet sixteen to-
day. Happy birthday l
-Juniors are busily practicing for
-First day of Spring.
-Dress rehearsal. Last minute
practicing. "Gee! I'd better start
learning my lines."
-Junior play. It was really good
and the gym was packed.
-The Juniors have recovered from
1-NO SCHOOL! CApril Foolj
11-The "Singers" are sporting their
best "bib and tucker" as they
travel to Wethersfield to the
12-Geneseo Relays. Pettegrew dis-
plays his best.
19-Distric-t Band Contest in Peoria.
B.H.S. gets first in Division C,
29-Band Festival at Galva. Old ac-
quaintances renewed. Stotler has
sworn off men.
Gee! I'm tired. Hated to get up
1-Only fourteen more days of
school! Four senior boys have
2-Nothing new today. Everyone
has spring fever.
5-Miss Miller is celebrating her ?
6-Band Concert. This is the last
time the seniors will appear in
the B.H.S. Band. It has really
been fun being a member.
Graduation is near. Start pray-
ing, kids. Four senior boys will
13-Track meet here. One more week
14-Seniors feel pretty smart today
and are still having their pre-
16-Seniors have plans made for trip
20-Commencement and the end of
four happy years.
21-Seniors leave for Chicago for
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