Effingham High School - Signet Yearbook (Effingham, IL)
- Class of 1957
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CONTENTS - I
STUDENT BODY OF EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
Each assembly program is opened by the student body reciting the school creed.
EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL CREED
I believe in Effingham High School as an institution which upholds a strong faith
in God, a firm practice in democratic principles, and furthers all activities for the
betterment of the individual. I therefore believe it is my duty as a student of Effing-
ham High School to promote and encourage these ideals.
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The most memorable events ln our school year are re
corded rn our annual Our act1ve school 11fe w111 remam flrm
ly establlshed ln our memory srnce our Joys and achrevements
are recorded by aptly chosen photographs and clear accounts
We can share our memorres with others as we share the hves
of our Amerrcan patrlots who have left behrnd a treasure trove
Monuments whlch are dedlcated to famous men or great
Amerrcan happenings remxnd us of our herrtage We wlll be
a segment of that past 1n future years Th1S yearbook will be
our monolrth that w111 lnsprre others to carry on the tradrtrons,
accompllshments and enthustasm for good thrngs rn 11fe that
have been a strong part of an Efflngham Hrgh School student
We have charted our course, we have left behrnd us mem
ones of the past and we have rarsed a shaft to them rn the
form of a book our treasure of memorres Remrnded of Sara
Teasdale s poem The Com we compose our own verse
Into my heart s treasury
I slrpped a memory
That trme cannot take
From you and me
The world of Amenca has been opened to our French frrend Bngltte Gour
mel' She came to Effingham from Pau a southern crty of France to learn
about us and to study rn our hrgh school thrs school term Bngrtte has been
busy formxng new opxnrons of our mode of lrvmg studylng our language and
understandlng our thlnlung
It rs our great pleasure to have her We do not know lf the honor we have
recerved IS nchly deserved but we are dellghted that we have been pnvrleged
to have her wxth us thrs year
The shreld beanng the banner of France long waved on our temtory before
HIIHOIS became a state We always remember the engagrng manners fnend
llness and wlsdom of the French explorers llke La Salle Hennepin Iolret and
Marquette who won the good w11l and admrratron of our lndran mbes Nor do
we forget the accomphshments of Marqurs de Lafayette General Rochambeau
and Admrral De Grasse when we won our freedom from Great Brrtarn We have
ever been on frrendly terms wxth Bngrtte s country and her vxsrt to us has only
cemented more deeply and securely our good wrll toward France
We wrsh Bngrtte and her countrymen success and happlness and when we
brd her farewell at the end of the term we hope her stay wrth us has been so
satxsfyrng that she w1l1 sl1p a golden corn 1nto her heart s treasury
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SCHOOLS OF THE AREA
The Effingham area is justly proud of its schools. Students come to Effingham High School from the
following schools: Central and Sacred Heart in Effingham, Watson, Mason, Edgewood and Funkhouser.
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The original Central School was built in 1894 with additions being made in 1917 and 1927.
SACRED HEART SCHOOL ST. ANTHONY GRADE SCHOOL
Students from Sacred Heart Grade School attend Effingham High School The St. Anthony School system has
and St. Anthony High School. This school was dedicated in 1956. its own high school.
GRADE SC HOOL
The MASON and FUNKHOUSER communities welcomed new school buildings, Mason in 1951 and Funk
houser in 1953.
MASON GRADE SCHOOL
A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF A STUDENT
To illustrate a typical school day for a student at Effingham High School we have chosen Kay King for
our model. Kay is a senior, is an honor student, and is interested in the school s activities
Kay laughs with some of her friends at her locker
before school starts. There are: Frank Davis, Bar-
bara Cameron, Butch Buchholz, Kay, Marilyn Dett-
ro, Chuck Ealy.
Among Kay's outside activities was the senior class
play. Mrs. Tatge, the director, apphes makeup
A job Kay likes very much is being editor of the Besides eating at lunch time Kay also relaxes and
SIGNET, Don Thomas, assistant editor, is going chats with friends Marilyn Dettro Paula Engel
over a copy with her. and Janice Gillespie enjoy this lunch hour with Ka
Another of Kay's activities in which she likes to partic- Much of 3 seniol-'S time is spent Studying.
ipate is student council. The above members are Kay, Kay is studying her French assignment in the
Connie Bosley, Glenda Marshall, Barbara Webb, Edith library,
Matthews, Second row: Glenda Bushue, Kay Hankins,
A TYPICAL DAY
Kay's hobby is dancing and her favorite dancing partner
is Butch Buchholz. They are pictured at the "rec, "
A favorite part of Kay's day is her Kay relaxes at the end of a typical day at home with her
work after school as hostess on the sister, Marjo, as they play a duet,
Request Club at WCRA.
Nineteen members of the senior class are on the SIGNET
staff. They work with Mrs. Strobel to publish the year-
book. Staff members standing are David Steffen, Norma
Newkirk, Mrs. Strobel, David Wernsing, Charles Stevens,
Richard Wooley, Paul Tolch, Donna Stanton, Bette Neal,
Judy Lewis, Glenda Broom, Zeanna Robertson, Jeanne Sen
ior and Janet Voelker. Students seated are Don Thomas,
Kay King, Emma Lou Edwards, Sally Siddens, Marilyn
Strobel and Kathy Zimmermann.
Center: David Wernsing, assistant advertising manager,
and Charles Stevens, business manager, are checking
Below: Typists Norma Newkirk and Emma Lou Edwards
are kept as busy as anyone on the SIGNET Staff.
MASON MONUMENT DEDICATION
Lynne Luttrell, right, president ofthe student council of EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL, is pictured
with Molly Mason, great-great-granddaughter of Roswell Mason. Below: The EFFING-
HAM HIGH SCHOOL Band, under the direction of Mr. Everett
Crane, played several selections at the
EFFINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL was rep-
sented at the ceremony at Mason in
September when the achievements of
Roswell B. Mason, one of the greatest
railroad builders of the nineteenth cen-
tury, were recognized. Mr. Lane, su-
perintendent of EFFINGHAM UNIT 40
schools was master of ceremonies for
the program. Mr. Everett Crane, mus-
ic dlrector, is at Mr. Lane's right,
The national monument on the opposite
page is the Capitol Building.
A group of senior girls are getting ready to eat their lunch. The girls sitting at the table are Judy Outs,
Judy Lewis, Lynne Luttrell, Jane Dolbow, Connie Bosley, Sharon Scherer,
and Edith Matthews. Underclassmen wait in line
to be served.
Our capable cooks are Mrs. John Cooley,
Mrs, Horatio Richeson, Mrs. Clarence
Poynter and Mrs. Courtland Bolin.
The betraying looks of the senior
boys are smiled at by the cooks, Mrs.
Poynter and Mrs, Bolin. The boys are
Leonard Seward, Larry Allen, Frank
Davis and Don Thomas.
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Custodians, Mr. Orville Lewis and Mr.
C1audeSpeuce, are only clowning as they
put Mr. Virgil Plummer in the garbage can.
Nevertheless they are always around when
needed and help to make a school we are
proud to remember.
Mrs. Louise Bradford takes care of the
Unit 40 bus system runs thirteen busses every day school is in operation. These busses cover a total
of 809 miles each day or about 145, 620 miles in a year. They carry 947 students to school each day.
Out of that number only 100 live within one and a half miles of their school.
Our busses are under the direction of Woody Freeman.
The drivers for these school busses are: Top row: Olin Percival, Woody Freeman, Herman Kirchhoff,
Wayne Arnold, Leonard Holmes, Claude Spence. Bottom row: Claude Rogers, Gene Gibbons, Bob
Webb, Vern Shreve, Alan Evans, Eldred Letnrno.
Mr. Evans has more experience than any of the other drivers, having driven for seven year.
Gwen Mayhood is secretary to Mr. Arney
and bookkeeper for Unit 4-0, She is a grad-
uate of Effingham High School with the class
of 1949. She enjoys working for the Unit and
reports that there is never a dull moment.
Mrs. Wilma Keplaz has been secretary to Mr.
Voyles for the past three years. Wilma graduated
from Effingham High School with the class of 1954.
She enjoys working with students.
Linna Byers is secretary to Mr, Lane,
She graduated from Effingham High School in
1956. She enjoys working with teachers.
Not all the work done in connection with the
hot lunch program is done in the kitchen.
Mrs. Roy Endebrock, lunch program supervis-
or, spends many hours of her time at work at
her desk in the office preparing menus and
filling out reports.
The national monument on the opposite page
is the rear view of the White House.
Mr. Bachman faithfully keeps a re
cord of each student's attendance
along with his duties as a biology
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W X i 'is 'N
BOARD OF EDUCATION
When this picture was taken uansportation problems were being discussed by members of
the board of education of Eftgigham Unit 40. In the picture are Dr. G. H. Starr, Mr. Earl
Becker, MI. Clinton S. Cuuight, Mr. R. J. Wallace, president, and Mrs. Consuello Luttrell,
secretary. Mr. Palmer Eubank and Mr. Allen Austin were unable to be present at this board
Mr. Raymond H. Lane is the unit superintend-
ent for Effingham Unit 4-0. This is his sixth year in
Mr. Harold Voyles has
been principal of Effingham
High School for the past four
Mr. Brad Arney is the business manager of Eff-
ingham Community Unit 40. He has served in this
capacity for the past five years. Before assuming
these duties he was a commercial teacher at Effing-
ham High School.
Above As Bngette center alights from
the Greyhound bus which brought her to Ef
fingham she is welcomed by studentcouncil
members Glenda Marshall Lynne Luttrell
and Judy Slifer
R1 t School officials and interested towns
people worked with the student council of
Effingham High School to make a foreign
exchange student possible Some of them
were on hand to give Brigette a hearty wel
come as she arrived 1n Effingham In the
front row are Lynne Luttrell Glenda Mar
shall Connie Bosley Brxgette Gourmel
Karen Niccum and Judy Slifer Back row
Mr Don Hancock Mr Harold Voyles Mr
Ray Lane Jack Bourland Mrs Max Lamb
Mrs Lawrence Brumleve
Lower right Brigette was interested in learn
ing about as many parts of the United States
as possible She took trips with friends to
neighboring states and in this pose she is study
ing pictures which were on display in Mrs Stro
bel s room of Glacier National Park ln Montana
OUR FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT
We will treasure the memories
we have of Brigette Gourmel
Effingham High School s first
foreign exchange student.
The national monument on the opposite page is the Capitol Building
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MR. EVERETT B. CRANE
Bandg Vocal Music.
MRS. O. H. FREE
Home Economics I, Il, Illg Future Homemakers of
America Advisorg Future Nurses Advisor.
MR. EARL T. GOODFELLOW
Plane Geometry. Solid Geometryg Trigonometryg
Advanced Algebrag Junior Class Advisor.
MR. CARL L. GGWLER
Vocational Agricultureg Future Farmers of America
MR. LEWIS HAGER
Mathematics 9: Algebra. English Ilg SophomoreC1ass
S ponsor .
MR. BILLY LHEYDUCK
Art I, II. Att Club Advisor.
MR. RAYMOND L. BACHMAN
Biology. Future Teachers of America
MR. ROBERT BEALS
Civics. American Historyg Assistant A
MR. AL BOSTIC
Metal Shop. Mechanical Drawing.
MISS MARY BURTSCHI
English Literatureg American Literatu
Rhetoricg Literati Advisor.
reg Pre -College
MR. JACK KLOSTERMAN
Athletic Directorg Head Football Coach: Head Track
Coachg Assistant Basketball Coachg Boys' Physical
Education: Lettermen's Club.
MR. WILLIAM W. MORGAN
World Historyg Drivers' Educationg Assistant Football
MISS PATRICIA A. PIERSON
Girls' Physical Education-Healthg GAA Advisorg Pep
Club Advisorg Cheerleaders Advisorg Junior League
MR. RODNEY D. RICHARDSON
American Historyg Boys' Physical Educationg Varsity
Basketball Coachg Senior Class Advisor.
MR. CLAYTON N, SLIFER
General Businessg Personal Typewritingg Bookkeepingg
Girls' Physical Educationp Junior Class Advisor.
QI? Industrial Artsg Exploratory Woodworkg Woodwork I,
llg Diversified Occupationsg Industrial Arts Club
MISS EUNA BLANCHE STATLER
W5 American Literatureg English I, Il
MRS. RICHARD L, STROBEL
English Ig SIGNET Advisor.
MISS MARY STYER
MRS, FRANCIS R, STEELE
Librarian: Library Club Advisor.
Latin I, Ilg French I, Hg Latin Club Advisor: La
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MR. NOLAN SULLIVAN
Mathematics 9g Algebra lg Physicsg Math Club Advisor
MR. GALEN SWINGER
Civicsg Sociology and Economics. Boys' Physical Ed-
ucationg Freshman Basketball and Football Coachg
Student Council Advisor.
MRS. ARNOLD TATGE
Speech I, llg American Literatureg Girls' Counselorg
Class Play Director.
MR. LAWRENCE VIA
Chemistryg General Scienceg Freshman Class Advisorg
MR, JAMES W. WINANS
Business Law: General Businessg Distributive Educationg
Future Distributors of America Advisor.
MISS STELLA YATES
Shorthandg Typingg Stenographic Office Practiceg
Commerce Club Advisor.
The national monument on the
opposite page is Mt. Rushmore
This is the first year that Effingham High School has been named as a cooperating school by Eastern Illinois State
College at Charleston. A cooperating school is an off-campus school in which the student teacher gains guided teach
ing experience by working in the classrooms under the supervision of the high school's coordinating teachers and the
college's critic teachers. We picture on this page Effingham High School's first student teachers.
MISS NORMA ANDERSON
Girls' Physical Education.
MR. WILLIAM MARSHALL Q 3 ,.
Speech 1,115 English l.
MR. KARL SCHRINER
Solid Geometryg Plane Geometryg Algebra ll.
MR, JACK STOLDT
Bookkeepingg General Businessg Typingg Boys'
Effingham High School is proud of its curriculum. For graduation from Effingham High School. a
student must have successfully completed sixteen units of work. A unit is the credit earned for one full
year in a subject. The following units are required before graduation:
1. Three units of English.
2. Two units of social studies, one of which must be American History.
3. One unit of science.
4. One unit of mathematics,
5. Four years of physical education.
The other units may be made up of elective courses.
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Mr. Hager and Miss Statler teach English Il classes.
Ruth Davis, Sharon Davis, Lola Lee Scott, Janice Mc-
Callen. Sharon Petty, Patsy Thomas and Wilma Loy
are correcting tests in Mr. Hager's English ll class.
English I is taught by Miss Statler and
Mrs. Strobel. This picture shows a cor-
ner of Mrs. Strobel's room when her
classes turned their classroom into a
small museum last fall. This display
showed the arts and crafts of the various
countries whose literature the students
had been studying. Mr. Marshall, stu-
dent teacher, Ruth Anne Angel. and Mrs
Strobel are in the picture.
American literature students, Gerald
Broom, John Castella and Shirley Wines,
confer with Miss Statler.
English literature is an elective course and is taken College bound students look to Miss Burtschi's pre
by those students who have a fine appreciation for wllege Yhel0fiC COUISC HS 3 gfeal help I0 them.
literature. Marilyn Strobel, Donna Stanton, Emma Harold EUb3Uk5- 10110 AUSUH and D00 Th0I'H8S are
Lou Edwards and Sylvia Townsend are in a discussion Coflfeffmg with NUSS BUIlSChi-
period with Miss Burtschi.
English I, English II and American literature are required subjects. There are five teachers in the English depart-
ment: Miss Burtschi, who has been teaching at Effingham High School for the past eighteen years, Mrs. Strobel,
Miss Statler, Mr. Hager and Mrs. Tatge.
SPEECH I SPEECH ll
Students in speech I learned the international pho- Richard Wooley. Ted Gravenhorst, Rita McDaniel
netic alphabet. Mrs. Tatge, Billie Ann Chance Sally Siddens, Edith Matthews and Frank Davis.
and Wilmeta Loy observe as Pat Lankford translates Speech Il students. preview the senior class play,
English into phonetics.
"The Babbling Brooks." Mr. Marshall, student
teacher, and Mrs. Tatge enjoy a laugh with the
Linda Gasser, Sarah Gravenhorst, Artie Babbs and
Mr. Beals are talking over world affairs in a civics
class. Civics is a freshman subject.
World history is a sophomore subject. First row:
Janice McCa1len, Cecil McWhorter, Sharon Davis
Judy Pagel, Karl Probst, Janet Plummer. Second
row: Terry Foreman, Clarice Shadwell, Clarence
Steele, Gerald Van Dyke, Rex Foreman, Dale
Mr. Morgan, Mr. Beals, Mr. Swinger and Mr. Richardson are the instructors in the history department. Mr.
Morgan is the senior member of this group. He has taught at Effingham High School for the past twenty-three
Helen Sinkler, Mr. Richardson and Vernon Babbs
are discussing the crisis in the Egyptian-Israeli area.
American history is required for graduation. It is
taught to juniors.
Bottom row: Tom Utz, Ronnie Brown, Edith Matt-
hews, David Hammer, Kathy Zimmermann, Mr.
Swinger, Frances West, Janice Gillespie, Paula Eng-
el, Larry Pagel, Donna Stanton, Ted Gravenhorst
and Judy Lewis are having a political discussion in
sociology class. The second semester the class will
study economics. Sociology is an elective course
open to seniors.
NINTH GRADE MATHEMATICS ALGEBRA I
Mary Ann Weddle and Charlie Winchester have Mr Eddie Smllh 15 gefllllg help H1 algebra fI0m MI Sull
Sullivan's help as they work with percents in ninth ivan Jeanne Spence Carol Smith R118 Whlre and
grade math, Mary Jo Tolch are the other students in the picture
Mr. Goodfellow, Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Hager
teach the mathematics courses. Mr. Goodfel-
low has been at Effingham High School since
Plane geometry students learn logical thinking
and how to handle various figures on a plane
surface. Mr. Goodfellow, student teacher, Mr
Schriner, and student, Wilma Polk, work togeth
ADVANCED ALGEBRA SOLID GEOMETRY
ln advanced algebra students acquire a knowledge In solid geometry spatial concept is acquired along
of the more difficult branch of mathematics Mr with a working knowledge of geometric figures Don
Goodfellow is watching Jim Collins work an equa Thomas is working under Mr Goodfellow s observa
tion. tion Trigonometry is taught the second semester in
Many boys and girls have questions concerning their
surroundings. General science gives an answer to
their questions and provides a groundwork for those
who wish to study the more advanced branches of
science. General science is a freshman subject.
Noble Brown, Evelyn Sowers and Mary Ann Weddle
are performing experiments under Mr. Via's close
The chemistry classes learn how to distill various
products by watching water distilled. Chemistry
classes are composed of juniors and seniors. David
Wernsing, Merril Habbe, Beverly Tilley, Caroline
Condon, Phil Carlock, Karen Niccum and Mr. Via
observe the process.
Marilyn Coats, Sandy Peters, Richard Wallace, Bob
Bliss and Mr. Bachman study insects. Biology is con-
sidered a sophomore subject.
Mr. Bachman Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Via are Effing-
ham High School's science teachers, Mr. Bachman
has been teaching here for the past thirty-three years.
The members of Mr. Sullivans's physics class observe
the results of an experiment about atmospheric pres-
sures and vacuums. Students are: Jim Newbanks, Gary
Kruger, John Austin, Chuck Keller, Frank Davis, Ron-
nie Ziegler, Harold Eubanks, David Hammer and Mr.
Sullivan, teacher. Physics is open to seniors. Boys
usually make up the greater part of the class. This
year it is an all boy class.
LATIN I LATIN II
Connie Bosley, Alice Hays, Dale Yemm and Miss Jim Tamngef' MUS Sfyer. John Olden and Kathy Zim-
Styer are looking at a model of a Trojan Horse made mefmalln are looking HI S0316 PI0lCCl8 made by Jim
by Dale Yemm. Bild 10110.
Latin and French are the foreign languages offered in our high school. Miss Styer teaches the language classes
and advises the Latin and French qLa Jeunessep clubs.
FRENCH 1 FRENCH II
Miss sryer, Glenda Marshall and Connie schnenz are Ronnie Woratoll. Caroline Condon. Kay King. Barbara
having 3 conference, Webb, Lyle Boemgen, Marie Bell, Marianne Pippin,
David Reed, Sally Slddens, and Lynne Luttrell are amused
at something said by one of the members of the class.
Miss Yates, Mrs. Rickelman and Mr, Winans teach
Caught in the act! Personal typing students are not
allowed-to erase! Sam Dargo, at the machine, is
erasing on a personal letter. Students in the fore-
ground are Rosie Deters and Doris James. In the
background are Carl Probst, Steve Davis, Sam Dargo,
Pat Ventxess and Jim Newbanks. Mrs. Rickelman is
the teacher. Classes are taught the fundamentals of
typing skill and control. They also work problems
involving themes, outlines, letters, rough draft copy
and manuscripts. Personal typing' ls open to all stu-
dents with a sophomore or higher class rating. Students
Sharon Barbee, Sharon Croft, Carolyn Dugan, Loy
Davidson and Mr. Winans are talking about the cost
of small loans in a general business class. Students
take general business one semester and personal typ-
ing the other semester of the year.
receive one half credit for the one semestler Eourse. COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT
Credit for personal typing classes are taug t y Miss
Yates and Mrs. Rickelman.
Jerry Bruver, Eddie Koester and David Steffens discuss
employer and employee relations with Mr. Winans in
this business law class.
the commercial subjects.
Bookeeping students are receiving individual help
with their problems involving work sheets. This
class is open to juniors and seniors and is concerned
with the fundamentals of record keeping, bookeeping
and accounting. The class completes its study by
working on an actual set of books involving a retail
store Barbara Cameron Mrs Rickelman Elna jack
son Marilyn Dettro and Mr Stoldt student teacher
are working together
Mr. Gowler is in charge of the agri-
culture department. He is new to
Effingham High School this year.
Danny Macklin, Larry Verdeyen,
Sam Townsend, Jim Wallace, Char-
les Stiffler, Larry Marxmann, Robert
Having and Mr. Gowler, standing,
and David Plummer, Gary Stewart
and Earl Sigrist, seated, are exam-
ining soil texture in the agriculture
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Mr. Gowler supervises as Elwood Webb,
Jerry Ready, Ronald Ashbaugh and Fred
Krueger measure the degree of slope of
land in the study of soils.
Marion Higgs, Gary Ohnesorge, Ken-
neth Bowman, Jerry Martin, Jeffrey
Gillespie, John Chisler and Lee James
study soil with Mr. Gowler in prepar-
ation for the Land Use Selection Con-
HOME ECONOMICS II
Under Mrs. Free's watchful eye,
JoAnn Medlin and Darlene Hetzel
are demonstrating the correct way
to set a table. JoAnn and Darlene
BIC I1OfI'1C CCOUOITIICS I SILld6l'llS show-
ing what home economics Il girls
HOME ECONOMICS III
Mrs. Free is a believer in visual ed-
ucation and the showing of movies
play an important part in the instruc
tion in her home economics classes.
Students in the home economics III
class are ready to view a movie.
Standing: Mrs. Free. First row: Jean-
ne Senior, Glenda Broom, Brigitte
Gourmel, Betty Evans. Second row:
Connie Bosley, Jane Dolbow, Bette
Neal, Frances West. Third row: Pat-
ty Lidy, Rosie Haarman.
HOME ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT
Mrs. Free in in charge of the home economics depart
ment at Effingham High School. She has held this
position for the past twelve years. The department
was redecorated and remodeled during last summer.
lt is one of the beauty spots in our high school that
we like to remember.
HOME ECONOMICS I
Colleen Loy got an "A" on this dress that she made
under Mrs. Free's supervision in the home economics
METAL SHOP I METAL-MACHINE SHOP II
Jack Gandy, Mr. Bostic, Jerry Brown, Cecil Mc Mr. Bostic, Larry Bailey, Charles Saegesser, Bur-
Whorter and Dale Bahrns are at work with this ton Fishburn, Jerry Garrett, Pearl Davis and David
machine. Metal shop students learn how to han- McWhorter are discussing the mounting of stock
dle various machines, read blueprints, and prepare in the chuck.
themselves for jobs after graduation.
INDUSTRIAL ARTS DEPARTMENT
Mr. Slifer and Mr. Bostic are the teachers of the industrial arts. Mr. Slifer has been teaching at Effingham
High School for twenty years.
MECHANICAL DRAWING I EXPLORATORY SHOP
These students, Bill MCC arty. Gary Kruger and Troy LeCrone and Bob Macklin are checking the
Jim Bradham are learning to express ideas in the assembling of a TV stand. In exploratory shop
form of drawings and diagrams, there is one semester of wood and electricity,
and other is metal works and drawing. All work
is done in learning the hand and bench process.
INDUSTRIAL ARTS I INDUSTRIAL ARTS II
Mr Slifer is checking Bob Niccum's frame assembly. Mr. Slifer is explaining the process of finishing a
Ron Phillips and Calvin Pontious are working on their table to Elwood Webb and Floyd Pagel.
GIRLS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This girls' physical education class is playing speed-
ball. Participants are: Glenda Broom, Sharon Croft,
Peggy Smith, Donna Stanton, Judy Lewis, Miss Pier-
son, Paula Engel, Janet Voelker, Zeanna Robertson,
Judy Pagel, Edith Matthews, Alice Goldstein, Clarice
Shadwell, Janice Gillispie, Lynne Luttrell, Roberta
Bogan, Mary Cox and Judy Cain.
Drivers' Training teaches young people how a car op-
erates, rules of the road and how to drive a car with
safety. Credit is given for drivers' training. Billie
Ann Chance, Ginger Leake, Mr. Morgan and David
Teets take a look at the car's engine.
BOYS' PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Coach Klosternian is trying to improve the form of
these boys as they do push-ups, Front row: Leonard
Coats, Chuck Keller, Sam Dargo and Lyndell Bell.
Back row: Bob Starkey, Herbert Ort. Randall Schor-
mann and Tom Utz.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Miss Pierson and Mrs. Rickelman teach girls' physical
education and Mr. Klosterman, Mr. Swinger and Mr.
Richardson teach the boys.
In our library students find the references, biograph-
ies and fiction that are the mark of a well stocked
library. This year our fiction shelves were padded by
a loan of several hundred books from the state library
Larry Pagel, Mrs. Steele, librarian, Donna Stanton
and Sandra Brockett are using library facilities.
DI VERSIFIED OCCUPA TIONS
Diversified occupations fD.O.J is a program new
to Effingham High School this year. The program is
designed to provide vocational training in a trade on
a part-time basis for high school students during their
junior and senior years. The students alternate on a
half day basis between study in school and training on
the job as an employee. During the time in employ-
ment, the student is learning the occupation and prac
ticing the skills.
The advantages of diversified occupations for stu-
dents are these: trains a student for a specific trade,
permits student to start learning a trade while in high
school, permits student to earn a learner's wage while
in training, provides training in theory and practice in
an occupation, offers an organized plan to training on
the job under actual industrial conditions, and the stu-
dent receives his regular high school diploma when grad-
Mr. Clayton Slifer is in charge of the diversified
occupations program at Effingham High School.
Janet Marten is employed each afternoon by Dr. G. R.
Starr. She is training to be a dental assistant. ln this
picture she is shown giving chairside assistance to Dr.
Dorothy Bush spends her afternoons on the job at the
Effingham Daily News where she is learning to be a
linotype operator under the direction of Albert Paugh
Daily News shop foreman.
Under the direction of Bill McClure of Bill's Body Shop,
Leroy Buchholz is buffing an auto preparatory to repaint
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Margaret White works in the laboratory at St. An- Bill Macklin is learning automotive body work at
thony Memorial Hospital. She is training toward be- Bi1l's Body Shop under the direction of Dale Webb.
ing a laboratory technician. In this picture she is
learning how to rinse a syringe and needle.
DI VERSIFIED OCCUPATIONS
Lee Kinden works at R 84 B Electric. When this pic- Larry Bailey is employed at Adermann's Machine
ture was taken he was rewinding motors under Nor- Shop. Mr. Adermann is instructing him in the use
man Gerth's supervision. of a piece of machinery.
Gerald Neal is employed by Merz Sheet Metal Jerry Katz is employed at Petty s Garage Mr
He is being instructed on the job by Benny Kahtz Paul Petty left is his instructor in the on the
DI VERS IFIED OCC UPA TIONS
Archie Landreth is learning the art of being a farm
mechanic from Leonard Niebrugge of the farm re-
pair shop at Sears, Roebuck and Company. Archie
will learn how to service and maintain all types of
farm equipment used in this locality and sold by
Leonard Coats is learning how to maintain farm mach- Fred Katz is talking over inventory with his employ
inery in top running order from Si Evans at Coats Bros. , er, M, F, Chrisman, of Chrisman Auto Parts.
farm implement dealers.
Larry Poynter works at Kel1er's Town and Country
Store. He installs television sets and in this pic-
ture is shown repairing a piece of furniture under
Leo Nosbisch's observation.
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Norman Ungurait is working with Vic Holman at Dun-
lap and Ballard Implement Company to learn how to
be a farm machinery mechanic.
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Vocational education recognizes that preparation for entrance into the field of distribution re-
quires direct and specific training for those who choose a distributive occupation as a vocation. A
Co-operative Part-time Distributive Education program is a vocational program in which students are
prepared for their chosen career in a distributive occupation. Distributive education has been offered
at Effingham High School for the past eight years. Mr. James Winans is the teacher in charge of this
program this year.
C is showing Myron White the method of stock the many articles which Marilyn White sells.
control at Sears.
Mason Wilmore, manager of the John Green Store, is Don Lowry is being advised by his employer Phil
showing Floyd Anderson as outstanding point about one Brown. about the selling of merchandise at Brown
of the many shoes the store carries. Rexall Drug Store.
Jack West, manager of Jan.sen's, is displaying one of
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Sharon Cruse is learning the funda-FHSHIBIS of the ICS- Mary Rentfrow started to work at various counters at
taurant business from Mr. Deters at the Quality Grill, Murphy's, Now she prints signs for counter and win-
dow display. Mr. McGinnis is instructing her.
Rita McDaniel started working in Murphy's stock room. Danny Ballard is being shown how to shelve merchan-
Now she works at various counters, mainly the candy dise by Mr. McGinnis at the G. C. Murphy Company
counter. Here Mrs. Kinkelaar is showing Rita some Store.
important facts about hosiery.
David McWhorter is getting pointers from his father, Mr. McWhorter, on how to greet the customer and
the service to give him. David works at McWhorter's Curve Inn.
Leo Schmohe, left, is making out a sales ticket after Mrs. McCashen and Barbara Milligan are showing one
waiting on a customer at E11man's. Gary Keplar, ag- of the many selections available at the ideal SQ 1043
sistant manager, is observing Leo. I0 31.00 Store.
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Home economics III girls learn to use the deep well, grill, broiler and automatic oven. Asked if Mrs.
Free let the girls eat what they cooked in home economics classes, one girl replied, "Let us? She makes
us! " Standing around the stove are Betty Evans, Jeanne Senior and Rosie Haarman. Standing in back-
ground are Glenda Broom and Marilyn Strobel.
Faculty members enjoy the newly decorated teachers' lounge. Mr. Stoldt, Mrs. Free, Miss Yates, Mr.
Beals. Miss Anderson and Miss Pierson have assembled for a faculty meeting.
The national monument on the opposite page is the Washington Memorial,
A rntsurr semons
The never -to-be -forgotten memories of good fellowship in happy days will remain long in the minds
of the faculty. The wealth of humor, a quality that the Seniors possess to a great degree, can well be
adapted to their future living. Seeing the amusing aspect of a situation which might upset the average
student is a special talent that belongs to the Seniors. Such a remark is not intended to convey adverse
criticism: on the contrary, few classes show such a serious purpose when studying. .
Much of their success as a class is due to the great amount of energy expended so willingly and the
enthusiasm with which they accomplish their tasks. Furthermore, they are not hasty in their decisions,
they examine ideas and then decide whether or not they are based on facts or opinions. Such clear think-
ing will be useful to them in the future.
The Senior Class has maintained DOI only a standard of proficiency in many phases of school activities,
but its leadership is promising. It was this class that inaugurated the honor study halls--an innovation that
the faculty hopes will continue.
Pleasant are our thoughts of the Seniors who have been friendly, co-operative, and delightful to in-
struct. The memories of such happy days cannot easily be erased from our minds. We wish them the
best of luck and happiness, and we are grateful for many happy memories.
LARRY D, ALLEN FLOYD LEO ANDERSON JOHN M. AUSTIN
EHS 1,2,3,4: Track Manager 3: sus l,2,3,4g Band 1,2,3g Pep EHS 1,2,3,4: Football 1,2,3,4g
Football Manager 4: PCP Club 4: Band 3g Pep Club 3,45 LIFE Staff 45 Basketball 1,2,3,4g Track 1,2,3,
SCi 'Y 4: Lettermen's Club 4. Industrial Arts Club 45 FDA 4g DE 4. 4g Lettermen's Club 2,3,4g Sci-Y
l,2,3,4g FTA l,2,3,4g Mixed
Chorus 23 Boys' Chorus 23 Class
Play 35 Literati 3,4, Literati Treas-
urer 4g French Club 43 Student Coun
SAM I. DARGO
Muncie Central High School, Muncie
Indiana l,2,3, EHS 4, Student Coun-
cil 4, Pep Club 4, Pep Club Secretary-
Metropolis Community High School
1,2,3, EHS 4, Basketball l, Baseball
l,2, Football 3,4, Track 3,4, Letter-
men's Club 3,4,
EHS l,2,3,4, Football l,2,3,4,
Basketball l,2,3,4, Track l,2,3,
4, Lettermen's Club l,2,3,4, Letter-
men's Club Secretary 3, Lettermen's
Club Secretary-Treasurer 4, Pep Club
l,2,3,4, Sci-Y l,2,3,4, Sci-Y
President 4, Math Club l,'2,3,4,
Literati 3, FTA 3,4, Class Play 3,
Class Vice President 4.
JANE LOUISE DOLBOW
EHS l,2,3,4, Student Council l,2,
3,4, Band l,2,3,4, Letter-Girl 3,
4, Mixed Chorus 2, FTA 2,3,4,
Literati 3,4, Literati Secretary 4,
Latin Club 3, French Club 4, French
Club Vice President 4, Class Play
MARILYN SUE DETTRO
EHS l,2,3,4, Student Council l,
Bowling l,2, Cheerleader l,2,3,
4, GAA 1,2,3,4, Pep Club 3,4,
Mixed Chorus 1, Girls' Chorus 1,
Homecoming Attendant 2, FNA 3,
Commerce Club 4, French Club 4.
CHARLES GLEN EALY
EHS l,2,3,4, FTA l,2,3,4, Math
Club 1,2,3,4, Football 2,3,4,
Basketball 1,2,3,4, Track l,2,3,
4, Lettermen's Club 2,3,4, Student
Council 3,4, LIHE Staff 2,3,4, Class
Play 3, Sci-Y 4, Sci-Y Secretary-
Treasurer 4, Literati 4, Pep Club 4,
Warsaw High School l,2g EHS 3,45
FFA 1,25 Pep Club lg Basketball 25
Track 35 Sci-Y 45 Literati 45 Latin
Club 45 Class Play 4,
SHARON KAY HICKMAN
EHS l,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus 25 Pep
Club 35 Commerce Club 45 Bowling 4.
THEODORE SAMUEL GRAVENHORST
EHS l,2,3,45 Basketball Manager
1,25 Golf l,2,3,45 Football lg Math
Club 1,2,3,45 Sci-Y 2,45 Letter-
men's Club 3,45 Pep Club 3,45 Li-
terati 3,45 French Club 35 Bowling
35 LIFE Staff 4g FTA 4, FTA Secre-
ELNA JEAN JACKSON
EHS l,2,3,45 GAA l,2,3,45 Sci-Y
lg FNA l,2,35 FTA l,2,35 Bowling
2,35 Commerce Club 2,35 Pep Club
2,35 LIFE Staff 45 Class Play 45 Kin-
dergarten Teacher 4.
DAVID M, HAMMER
EHS l,2,3,45 Basketball l,2g Foot-
ball l,2g Bowling 35 Sci-Y 4g Math
FRED ALLEN KATZ
EHS l,2,3,45 Industrial Arts Club
1,45 Art Club 45 DO 4.
WILLIAM EDGAR MCCARTY
EHS l,2,3,45 Football l,2,3,45
Track l,2,3,45 Basketball 45 Letter-
men's Club 3,45 Industrial Arts Club
2,3g Sci-Y 45 Literati 45 FTA 4,
WILLIAM MORRIS MACKLIN
EHS l,3,45 Joliet Township High
School, Joliet, Illinois 25 Pep Club
45 Art Club 45 Industrial Arts Club 45
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LORETTA MCDANIEL SMITH
EHS l,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus 25
GAA 2,35 Pep Club 3,45 FDA 4,
FDA President 45 Library Club 45
EHS 1,2,3,45 Football i,2,3,45
Basketball l,45 Track l,2,45 Stu-
dent Council 3,45 Lettermen's
Club 3,45 Math Club l,2,3,45 Class
President 15 FTA I,2,3,45 Class
Play 35 Library Club 4, Library Club
Secretary-Treasurer 45 Sci-Y 45 Art
Club 45 Industrial Arts Club 45 Holi-
day Dance Escort 4,
DAVID RONALD MCWHORTER
EHS l,2,3,45 Industrial Arts Club
2, 3,4, Industrial Arts Club Reporter
45 FDA 45 DE 4.
EDITH MARY MATTHEWS
EHS l,2,3,45 Student Council l,2,
45 Mixed Chorus l,2,3,45 Girls'
Chorus l,2,3,45 Bowling 1,35 GAA
l,2,3,45 FTA 2,3,4, FTA President
45 Literati 35 FHA 45 LIFE Staff 45
Class Play 45 Vocalaires 45 Pep Club
45 Holiday Dance Queen 4,
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EHS l,2,3,45 Band l,2,35 Mixed
Chorus 2,35 Boys' Chorus 2,35 Vocal-
aires 25 Literati 45 Class Play 4.
OPAL KAY SHADWELL
EHS 1,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus 2,35
Girls' Chorus 35 Literati 45 LIFE
DOROTHY IEAN SENIOR
EHS l,2,3,45 FNA l,2,3,45 Latin
Club 2,3,45 French Club 45 FHA 45
SIGNET Staff 4.
SALLY IO SIDDENS
EHS l,2,3,45 Art Club l,2,4, Art
Club Secretary 45 Art Scholarship
25 Mixed Chorus l,2,35 Girls' Chorus
l,2,35 Vocalaires 1,25 Operetta 15
FTA 1,25 FNA 3,45 French Club 3,45
Class Play 3,45 Literati 45 Sci-Y 45
SIGNET Staff 4.
LEONARD DEAN SEWARD
EHS 1,2,3,45 sci-Y i,2,45 LIFE
Staff 15 Football 1,2,3,4g Basketball
l,25 Track l,2,3,45 Bowling 3,45
Lettermen's Club 3,45 Cheerleader 3
Pep Club 3,45 Pep Club President 45
Marr. Club 1,2,
MAX DEE SINKLER
EHS l,2,3,45 Band 1,2,3,45FFA
25 Class Treasurer 35 Mixed Chorus
35 Boys' Chorus 35 Class Play 3.
DON R, THOMAS
EHS l,2,3,45 Football l,2,3,45
Basketball 1,25 Track l,2,3,45
Letterrnen's Club 3,45 Math Club
1,2, Math Club President 1,25
LIFE Staff 25 Literati 3,45 FTA 3,45
Class President 35 Class Play 35
Student Council 45 Library Club 45
Latin Club 45 Sci-Y 45 SIGNET Staff 4,
SIGNET Assistant Editor 45 Holiday
Dance Attendant 4.
THOMAS W, UTZ
St, Anthony High School 1,25 EHS
3,45 Chorus 1,25 Literati 4.
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PA UL EDWARD TOLCH
EHS l,2,3,45 Basketball l,2,3,45
Football 1,2,3,45 Lettermen's Club
2,3,45 Math Club 15 Latin Club 35
Latin Club Vice President 35 Literati
3,45 Class Play 35 Sci-Y 45 SIGNET
JANET B, VOELKER
EHS l,2,3,45 Mixed Chorus 1,25
Literati 3,45 Bowling 3,45 Sci-Y
45 Pep Club 45 SIGNET Staff 4.
SYLVIA M, TOWNSEND
EHS 1,2,3,45 Band 1,2,3,45 Mixed
Chorus l,2,3,45 Girls' Chorus 1,3,
45 Operetta 15 Math Club 1,25 FNA
1,2,35 Sci-Y 25 Library Club 2,4,
Literati 3,45 Latin Club 3,4,
BARBARA E. WEBB
EHS l,2,3,45 Student Council 1,45
Band l,2,3,45 Letter-Girl 3,45
Mixed Chorus l,2,3,45 Girls' Chorus
1,2,3,45 Vocalaires 1,2,3,45
Accompanist 1,2,3,45 Rhythmaires
3,45 Operetta 15 Math Club 1,25
Sci-Y 25 Literati 3,45 FTA 35 FNA
3, FNA Vice President 35 Class Play
35 French Club 3,45 Commerce Club
4, Commerce Club Secretary 4.
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dents and faculty of EHS as Mr, Voyles makes the announcements of meetings and activities taking place during
the day, This is a memory which will stand out in the minds of the students and remind them of their high school
The officers of the Student Council are very well pleased with their outstanding project of the year, a foreign
exchange student. They are shown here with Brigitte Gourmel, the foreign exchange student, from Pau, France.
The officers are Connie Bosley, Secretaryg Beverly Tilley, District Recording Secretaryg Brigitte Gourmel, Foreign
Exchange Studentg Lynne Luttrell, Presidentg Glenda Marshall, Vice Presidentg and Karen Niccum, Treasurer.
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JUNIOR CLASS FLOAT
The junior class prophecy
came true when the mem-
bers used the slogans, "We're
going to whip the Tigers,"
and "We've got them caged,
for their Homecoming
Parade float. Sandra Brock-
ett, Hope Hansen, and
Carolyn Condon are riding
on the float.
NOON HOUR ACTIVITIES
Many students enjoy relaxing in the newly constructed
recreation room under the gym during the noon hour.
Other students spend extra noon hour time studying in
the community room,
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community room. take advantage of noon hour study time.
Dick Cornell, Jim Collins, Vernon Babbs, Merrill Ann Davidson, Pat Bush, Sarah Gravenhorst, and Mary
Habbee, Bill McCarty, Leo Schmohe, Loy Davidson, Jo Hebron dance,
Phil Carlock, Gary Poynter, and Lyle Boerngen group
around the juke box.
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GERALD VAN DYKE
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Candidates for homecoming queen were nominated by the football team and the student
body voted on their choice, The qneen's identity was kept secret until the Coronation, The
smiling queen candidates were Karen Niccum, Stevie Walker, Sharon Barbee, Judy Lewis, and
Sharon Scherer. Waiting for the decision was quite exciting and stomachs were fluttering with
anxiety for the big moment,
The traditional homecoming bonfire was held on October ll, The celebration was well
attended and school spirit was exceptionally high. Students are seen gathered around the bon-
fire while they are led in cheers by the EHS cheerleaders.
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Being helped from the car
by Bob Rohde is the 1956
homecoming queen, Karen
Nieeurn, Awaiting her is
a night of happiness and honor.
The honored queen is fnll of
glee as she receives a kiss
on each glowing cheek froin
eo-captains, David Steffen
and Richard Wooley, Karen
was also presented with the
traditional football nevlflaee
by Richard Wooley.
Her Majesty reigns over her court as she awaits the exciting night before her. Sharon Scherer, Judy
Lewis, Stevie Walker, and Sharon Barbee are happy for Karen, and Judy Medlin again feels the excite-
ment which she knew last year when she received the honor.
This page is sponsored by D, A, NICCUM, OD and CHARLES I.. MILUNE, DDS.
On October l2, the annual Homecoming Dance was
held at the high school gymnasium following the
Effingham-Paris game. Beautiful fall colors in leaves
and decorations set the mood for the evening and
harmonized with the theme, "Autumn Promenade,"
The orchestra of Ray Ellis led the dancers into a night
of delight and excitement.
Queen Karen Niccum is leading the queen's dance
with her escort, Richard Wooley, while those who
watch gather the beauty and excitement which this
night holds for her,
The traditional grand march is an
event to remember as the couples mix
and find their way through the crowd.
Facing the camera are Barbara Webb,
Judy Cooley, Phil Carlock, Bob Osborn,
Ginger Leake, Glenda Bushue, and Bob
David Cutright and Phyllis
Fortner have taken advantage
of the park bench surrounded
by trees whose leaves cast off
beautiful colors. They have
had an enjoyable evening and
ries in the future,
will treasure it and its memo-
"We'll Plaster Paris" was the theme of the freshman
class float, Representing the Flaming Hearts are
Freddy Purdy and Noble Brown. Crying over the
misfortune of the Paris Tigers are Dick Dammermann,
Linda Ashworth, Marjo Burnett, Sally Metzelaars,
Roberta Bogan, and JGCRY BGUICS.
The sophomore class received second place with
their float, "Paris Hasn't a Ghost of a Chance. "
Ierry Brown reigns over the defeated player, Larry
Bosley, while Ruthie Davis and Cheryl Ragel deal
the fatal hand,
The winning float, "The Last Time I Saw Paris,"
was displayed by the senior class. Chuck Ealy,
Randall Schormann, Frank Davis, and Richard Wooley
have gathered together in memory of the defeated
rival of the Paris Tigers. Don Thomas lies silent in
defeat while representing the opposing team.
The D,E, float, "Skin-Um, " held first place in
club competition. Students representing the club
are David McWhorter, Rita Smith, Leo Schmohe,
Marilyn White, Floyd Anderson, Mary Rentfrow,
Don Lowry, and James Fagan. The students were
very original in that they used a real tiger skin to
represent the Paris Tigers.
The queen candidates and attendants for the annual Holiday Dance are chosen from their classes and
voted on by the student body. Only seniors are eligible for the honor of queen, but the underclassmen
realize that in the near future they will have their chance.
The girls show a merry holiday spirit as the big event comes near. Each is experiencing the thought
of donning a beautiful gown and being a recognized part of the Holiday Dance.
Not only the queen candidates and attendants felt the holiday spirit, but students were joyous and
willing to participate in the various activities of the season. This poem was written by Sarah Gravenhorst
in a freshman English class, and it shows how the students had captured the spirit of the event,
The Holiday Dance is coming,
It sends all the girls running
To the shops and to the towns,
To purchase beautiful gowns.
Whispers and rumors are circling 'round,
Who is to wear the Queen's crown?
It is sure to be a popular lass,
We know she'll be from the senior class.
Marilyn is so pretty and gay,
Lynne looks quiet but has much to say,
Edith has a sparkling personality,
I'm sure our queen will be of quality!
The happy queen candidates are, front row: Lynne Luttrell, Edith Matthews, and Marilyn Strobel,
while the attendants, Carolyn Fisher, Beverly Tilley, Colleen Loy, Pat Bush, Joan Percival, and Sharon
Barbee wonder who will be the chosen one. Will it be Lynne, Edith, or Marilyn?
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Edith Matthews feels a tingle of happiness as retiring queen, Mary Ann Thies, places the crown on
her silky hair, congratulates her, and wishes her a wonderful evening. Edith's escort, Ron Ahten, stands
beside her reassuringly and thinks what a beautiful queen she is, while Dick Petty and Kathy Voyles
silently watch the ceremony.
THE HOLIDAY DANCE QUEEN'S COURT
Queen Edith Matthews sweetly smiles as her court stands watchfully beside her, She gives a sigh of
relief and feels as though she is all mixed up inside.
Harvey Thomas, Colleen Loy, Jim Collins, Ioan Percival, Jim Bradham, Beverly Tilley, Tony
Manuel, Lynne Luttrell, Ron Ahten, Queen Edith Matthews, Mary Ann Thies, Dick Petty, Kathy Voyles,
Marilyn Strobel, Howard Ward, Carolyn Fisher, Don Thomas, Sharon Barbee, David Steffen, Pat Bush,
and Pearl Davis present a happy scene as they form the Queens Court at the dance,
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OUR TOWN, by Thornton Wilder, was presented by the class of '57, in their junior year, This play
was one of the most unusual ever presented at Effingham High School, The almost complete lack of
props on the stage heightened the drama presented by the simple, substantial people of Grover's Corner,
the scene of the play,
The first act presents the characters in their everyday living. The Gibbs and Webb homes are shown
on stage, and those families go about their normal routine.
ln the second act the plot thickens. George Gibbs and Emily Webb are in love, This act shows their
discovery of love and the problems which confront all young people, The climax is a wedding ceremony
during which the basic emotions of life are brought sharply into focus,
The final act takes place in the cemetery. The staging is simple and one's entire attention is
focused on Emily who, after death, returns to Grover's Corners to revisit some of her childhood haunts.
The basic theme of this moving play is the fact that the past cannot be relived, We often rush
through life without stopping to realize how good and important small things really are,
Mr. Newton, the director, double-cast the parts of Emily and Mrs. Webb.
Frank Davis, STAGE MANAGERg Marilyn Strobel, EMILY, Donna Stanton, MRS, GlBBSg Bette Neal,
REBECCA, Barbara Webb, ORGANISTg Jane Dolbow, LADY IN BOX, Emma Lou Edwards, MRS, WEBB,
Paul Tolch, BASEBALL PLAYER, Sharon Scherer, EMILY, Paula Engel, WOMAN OF TOWN. Second row:
Tony Manuel, SIMON STIMSONg Richard Wooley, JOE STODDARDg David Steffen, SAM CRAIGg Max
Sinkler, PROFESSOR WlLLARDg James Fagen, CROWELLQ Don Thomas, GEORGE, Ronald Worstell, HOWIE
NEWSOMEQ David Wernsing, CONSTABLE WARREN: Charles Stevens, DR, GlBBSg John Austin, MR, WEBB,
Charles Keller, WALLYg Connie Bosley, MRS, SOAMESg Sally Siddens, MRS, WEBB, Norma Newkirk,
WOMAN OF THE TOWN.
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The Brooks family, as portrayed by the class of
'57, in the play, THE BABBLING BROOKS, was indeed
a peculiar one. Nettie Brooks simply couldn't resist
the chance to embroider any choice bits of gossip she
obtained. Because of this weakness, she found her-
self involved in a struggle with Hal Weston, the new
young sheriff. When Hal comes to the Brooks home
to ask Nettie to please refrain from talking, he meets
her daughter, Norma, and immediately falls in love.
Homer, Norma's fourteen year old brother, also has
love troubles heightened by Betty's neighborhood news-
paper. Betty, age fifteen, is a live wire who throws
the whole neighborhood into a panic with her publica-
tion. The family is rounded out by Granny Brooks who decides she's tired of feeling forty and looking
Carol Kingsley and Julia Parker, the two young TV mystery play writers who live in the apartment
on the second floor of the Brooks home, unknowingly provide Betty and her high school clique with a
scoop for their first publication of the BABBLER. When they print all the facts about an undiscovered
murder, things come to a vortex. In the course of events in this highly amusing play, Betty learns to
deal with facts she's sure of, Nettie learns that gossip can be fatal, Hal decides the Brooks home is no
suitable place for his beloved, and Granny emerges gloriously as a chic television actress. Homer, --
well, unfortunately, Homer didn't learn anything, but he definitely enjoyed his grief when his romance
The seniors who worked on this play had a marvelous time and felt they had really accomplished
something when the returns came rolling in. Mrs. Tatge directed the play.
Edith Matthews, Kay, Marilyn Strobel, Betty, Emma Lou Edwards, Mrs, Brooks, Paula Engel, Bessie,
Donna Stanton, Grandma Brooks, Sally Siddens, Norma, Ronald Worstell, Hal Weston, Elna Jackson,
Carol Kingsley. Second row, Kay King, Bonnie Burns, Charles Keller, Greg, Jane Dolbow, Madge, Dale
Grace, Done, Randall Schormann, Homer, Lynne Luttrell, Julia Parker.
Emma Lou Edwards is being told off by Paula Engel
while Marilyn Strobel receives the same treatment
from Randall Schormann with Jane Dolbow watching
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The band played an unforgettable role
in our treasure of memories when it marched
with our team through an undefeated foot-
ball season. We'll always remember how
we felt when our band marched out on
the field, and how, through the cold and
mud, they performed so well. We'll
long remember the letter girls and ma-
jorettes who, though their legs turned
blue and their feet went numb, performed
with sureness and ability,
The absence of the Dieterich students
this year places our school in Class "B"
for the music contest, This year the band
will participate as an organization where
as in the past only soloists and ensembles
have participated. This will be the band's
first contest in three years.
Band officers are: Kent Mowe, Presi-
dentg Judy Cooley, Vice Presidentg Caro-
line Condon, Secretaryg Barbara Cameron,
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We're proud of our chorus and particularly
of the number of boys singing.
Outstanding in the fond memories of chorus
members are those all-day rehearsals and the
concerts of the festival chorus.
Our chorus always plays an important part
in the Christmas program, gives an annual
spring concert, sends soloists and ensembles
to contests, and this year is planning to present
the modern opera, "Dawn In The Valley."
Front row: Barbara Webb, Judy Cooley, Marcia Lohrmann
Bonnie Peters, Carolyn Dugan, Glenda Marshall, Edith
Matthews, Carlene Smith. Second row: Bob Bliss, Gary
Bennett, Linda Sperry, Judy Owens, Barbara Cameron,
Phyllis Fortner, Rachel McCallen, Connie Schuetz,
Freddy Purdy, Bob Kennedy. Third row: Jack Bourland,
Ronald Worstell, Tom Kasinger, Bob Rohde, Larry Lane,
John Sarver, Jim Slifer.
Front row: Nancy Koester, Bonnie Peters, Carolyn Dugan, Sheila Frazier, Carol Crane, Bob Kennedy,
Freddy Purdy, Richard Martin, David Reed, Sterling Grace, Carlene Smith, Edith Matthews, Becky
Woodruff, Second row: Judy Cooley, Marcia Lohrmann, Linda Edwards, Darlene Hetzel, Barbara
Laskowski, Charlene Reynolds, John Van Alst, Jim Slifer, John Sarver, Ramon Tate, Bob Bliss, Pat Wood,
Evelyn Sowers, Wilmeta Loy, Clarice Shadwell. Third row: Sylvia Townsend, Linda Sperry, Brigitte
Gourmel, Jeanne Spence, Glenda Marshall, Mary Jo Tolch, Mary Jo Hebron, Gary Bennett, Ronald
Worstell, Jack Bourland, Connie Schuetz, Phyllis Fortner, Rachel McCallen, Fourth row: Mr. Crane,
Directorg Barbara Webb, Judy Owens, Barbara Cameron, Sally Metzelaars, Jane Brissenden, Larry Lane,
Bob Rohde, Tom Kasinger, Carole Senior, Alice Pals, Carolyn Fisher, Donna Reeder.
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The Student Council, sponsorer of many profit making and non-profit making activities, has given
us this year the most challenging project ever undertaken, and this is Brigitte Gourmel from Pau, France,
our first foreign exchange student at Effingham High School. Council members are now making plans
to send an EHS student to Europe. This project will take a large sum of money, and council members are
working toward this goal.
The District Student Council convention was held in Effingham this year. Beverly Tilley, a junior,
was elected recording secretary with her adequate slogan, "l may be small, but I'm on the ball. "
The Student Council meets every Thursday morning in the community room with Mr. Swinger, the
sponsor. Lynne Luttrell, president, presides over the meeting. All meetings are opened with the Student
Council members repeating the Student Council oath which is: "l, as a chosen representative of my class,
promise to represent that class to the best of my abilityg to uphold and further the traditions of Effingham
High School, to give my wholehearted support to the constitution of the Student Council and the things
for which it stands. I will at all times keep the interests of the school as a whole at heart as well as my
class, and I shall not let my selfish desire enter into any decision I make. All in all, I will keep the
aims of the school and my class in my mind, and I will do my best to further the interests of Effingham
High School, " Many topics such as SOS fSe11 our Servicesj Day, Career Day, Dress Up Day, and the
Homecoming Dance are discussed, Glenda Marshall, vice president, gives the list of workers to sell
concessions at the next game. Connie Bosley, secretary, takes roll of tvventy-one regular members and
all advisory members, She then reads the minutes. Following the minutes, Karen Niccum, treasurer,
gives the treasurer's report, Lynne appoints committees and discusses activities.
The Student Council members are rewarded at the end of each year with a banquet and an annual
trip to Chicago.
Front row: Connie Bosley, Secretaryg Lynne Luttrell, President, Glenda Marshall, Vice President, Karen
Niccum, Treasurerg BeverlyTilley, Recording Secretary, Second row: Carolyn Fisher, Judy Cooley,
Connie Schuetz, Linda Sperry, Marjo Burnett, Kay King, Marilyn Strobel, Edith Matthews, Pat Ventress,
Barbara Tilley, Charlene Reynolds, Joan Percival, Judy Lewis, Ginger Leake, Phyllis Fortner. Third row:
Judy Slifer, Jane Dolbow, Kay Hankins, Glenda Bushue, Sharon Scherer, Roxanne White, Sally Metzelaars
Barbara Webb, Judy Cutts, Jane Brissenden, Kathleen Zimmermann, Hope Hansen, Barbara Beatty, Rachel
McCallen, Brigitte Gourmel, Ruth Davis, Fourth row: Mr, Swinger, Advisor, Jim Sherrick, Jim Taflinger,
Jim Collins, Richard Wooley, Chuck Ealy, David Steffen, John Austin, Jack Bourland, Phil Carlock, Richard
Wallace, Don Thomas, Archie Watson, Sam Dargo, Frank Davis.
The Student Council had the backing of the administration, teachers,
cooks, and transportation supervisor when it undertook to raise funds
to sponsor a foreign exchange student through the SOS fSell Our Servicesl
Above: Mr. Lane, Coach Hen-
son, Mr, Voyles, and Mr,
Vandersnick are set to go. Lehi The Cooks. MTS- POYFNCT.
Mrs. Endebrock, Mrs. Richeson,
and Mrs. Bolin, ride in an
"ambulance" driven by Mr, Woody
Freeman to give first aid to the
racers if needed,
CO Wilma Keplar, and Gwen Mayhood
saw to it that the bicycles that the ,
racers were planning to use for the
Right- Office girls, Myrtle Hays,
race were not available.
Past and present officers of the Shelbyville district of student councils participated in a district council
meeting at Effingham High School in November. New officers were elected at the meeting and are
shown seated, The retiring officers are in the back row, Effingham students in the picture are: front
row, right, Beverly Tilley, newly elected secretary and back row, second from left, Lynne Luttrell,
retiring corresponding secretary. A former EHS student, Virginia Monnet, now of Carbondale, is at the
left in the second row. She is the retiring president.
Assignments to get! Stories to write! Deadlines
to meet! LIFE Staff members were faced each month
this year with assignments. This meant stories to
write, and writing stories meant deadlines. Then
came the problem of proofreading, The paper was
then laid out and finally allowed to go to the printer's.
A few days later found the editor, Kathy Zimmermann,
and the advisor, Miss Euna Statler, at the printer's to
proofread one last time. At last, the big day arrived
and the edition came out, Reporters went from one
home room to another to sell the paper,
Students enjoyed reading about school activities,
the latest gossip, their classmates and teachers, and
other featured items of interest.
The 1956-57 LIFE Staff included: Kathy Zimmermann
Editor-in-Chiefg Chuck Ealy, Sports Editor, Chuck
Keller, Business Managerg Kay Shadwell, Typistg Elna
Jackson, Judy Cutts, Judy Lewis, Edith Matthews,
Roberta Bogart, Pat Ventress, Marilee Habbe, Marjo Burnett, Peggy Barker, Barbara Beatty, Kay Steely,
Sharon Davis, Rose Moore, Judy Sligar, Janet Marten, Cheryl Ragle, Sharon Cruse, Gary Poynter, Phil
Carlock, Jerry Bruver, Richard Martins, Susan Breeden, Mary Speiler, Sandy Peters, Sharon Barbee, David
Steffen, Ann Ashley, Sherrill Dutcher, Jeanne Spence, Janet Martins, Jane Henderson, Reporters.
Kathy Zimmermann, editor, is workingwith
Miss Statler, advisor, on a layout for the next
issue of LIFE,
Front row: Chuck Keller, Business Manager, Kathy Zimmermann, Editorg Miss Statler, Advisory Kay
Shadwell, Typist, David Steffen, Typist. Second row: Sharon Barbee, Judy Sligar, Sharon Cruse, Cheryl
Ragle, Sharon Davis, Mary Speiler, Jane Henderson, Edith Matthews, Peggy Barker, Janet Martins, Sherrill
Dutcher, Ann Ashley, Jeanne Spence. Third row: JoAnn Medlin, Barbara Beatty, Judy Lewis, Marilee
Habbe, Sharon Croft, Judy Cutts, Kay Steely, Susan Breeden, Janet Marten, Ruth Davis, Judy Slifer, Pat
Ventress, Elna Jackson, Fourth row: Gary Poynter, Merrill Habbe, Phil Carlock, Chuck Ealy, Tony Manuel,
Jim Jansen, Larry Pagel, Richard Martins.
The 1957 SIGNET staff aimed to tell the story of the school year in pictures and in copy, to edit a
memory book, to build school spirit, and to serve as a link between the school and the community.
Often it's just the little things that you remember about a school year, You remember the way a
hand touched yours, your own group around your locker, the tense moments of a tied score, the good
feeling of achievement when someone said, "Well done. " These are the incidents that you will remember
and treasure as well as the big occasions. These are the things that make a year unforgettable, and we
have tried to capture these events,
Editing a yearbook is not an easy job, lt takes much planning and organization. Trials and tribula-
tions are many as the months slip by, Writing and re-writing copy, typing copy, taking and retaking
pictures, making layouts, counting and identifying characters, and measuring copy all add up to a big
job, But when the deadline has been met, we heave a sigh of relief, All our worries and problems seem
to be forgotten, and we only hope that those who read our book will feel as we do--that the 1957 SIGNET
is a lasting reminder of our happy high schooldays, and that it is a record of memories we treasure.
Members of this year's SIGNET staff are: Kay King, Editor, Don Thomas, Assistant Editor, Donna
Stanton, Advertising Manager, David Wernsing, Assistant Advertising Manager, Charles Stevens, Business
Manager: Marilyn Strobel, Photographic Editor, Kathy Zimmermann, Assistant Photographic Editor, Judy
Lewis, Activities Editor, Bette Neal, Assistant Activities Editor, Richard Wooley, Sports Editor, Paul
Tolch, Assistant Sports Editorg Janet Voelker, Layout Editor, Sally Siddens, Art Editor, Emma Lou Edwards,
David Steffen, Glenda Broom, Zeanna Robertson, Norma Newkirk, Typists, Mrs. Helen Strobel is the
Front row: Kay King, Editor, Mrs. Strobel, Advisorg Don Thomas, Assistant Editor. Second row: Glenda
Broom, Emma Lou Edwards, Norma Newkirk, Marilyn Strobel, Kathleen Zimmermann, Judy Lewis,
Bette Neal. Third row: Sally Siddens, Donna Stanton, David Steffen, Richard Wooley, David Wernsing,
Paul Tolch, Charles Stevens, Jeanne Senior, Zeanna Robertson, Janet Voelker.
For the past eight years our literary club has had its monthly meetings for the purpose of stimulating
students to further reading, to supply enjoyment for readers, to awaken thought on literary subjects, and
to supply students with a social life that will give them enjoyment and happiness. The memories of these
meetings will long remain with each member. How can anyone forget Tom Kasinger as Lancelot Briggs,
or Ginger Leake as Jessie or Kent Mowe as Mr. Engoldsby in "The Trysting Place," Booth Tarkington's
little comedy that the juniors presented at the November meeting?
It would be hard to forget that Marilyn Strobel won a tight race for president from Don Thomas and
Kathy Zimmermann barely defeated Barbara Webb as vice president. Jane Dolbow became secretary,
John Austin, treasurerg Caroline Condon, recording secretaryg and Charles Stevens, press reporter. Imme-
diately all the officers began fulfilling their duties. Caroline wrote a note of appreciation to Mr, Voyles
for his inspiring speech at the September meeting, and wrote another note answering Mrs. Jones' letter
of invitation for the Literati to appear on a panel, discussing "Our Own James Hall," before the Vandalia
Historical Society in May, 1957.
Kathy Zimmermann pasted last year's clippings and photographs in the LITERATI NOTEBOOK and
eagerly collected this year's material. John Austin proceeded to "hound" members for the money to be
used for the SIGNET pages. Charles Stevens recorded all announcements and reports of meetings and
parties. Marilyn Strobel lost no time 'in leading the club's activities.
Front row: Charles Stevens, Press Reporter, Marilyn Strobel, Presidentg Miss Burtschi, Advisorg Kathy
Zimmermann, Vice President, Jane Dolbow, Secretary, John Austin, Treasurer. Second row: Sheila
Frazier, Beverly Tilley, Bonnie Peters, Glenda Bushue, Carlene Smith, Phyllis Fortner, Lynne Luttrell,
Hope Hansen, Stephanie Walker, Glenda Marshall, Karen Niccum, Donna Reeder, Emma Lou Edwards,
Kay Shadwell, Brigitte Gourmel, Carol Crane, Katheryn Loy. Third row: Billie Ann Chance, Jim Slifer,
Kent Mowe, Judy Cooley, Connie Schuetz, Ginger Leake, Marilee Habbe, Carolyn Fisher, Sally Siddens,
Janice Gillespie, Paula Engel, Judy Lewis, Barbara Webb, Rachel McCallen, Wilmeta Loy, Sylvia Town-
send. Fourth row: Raymond Tate, Bob Osborn, David Reed, Merrill Habbe, Dale Grace, Ronald Worstell,
Larry Lane, Paul Tolch, Lyle Boerngen, Donna Stanton, Janet Voelker, Frances West, Zeanna Robertson,
Jim Jansen, Richard Martins. Fifth row: Don Thomas, David Wernsing, Bill McCarty, Tom Utz, Jack
Bourland, Gary Kruger, Tom Kasinger, Randall Schormann, Phil Carlock.
The Literati presented a panel discussion over WCRA, the radio station, in October. The topic
was "The Value of the Study of Literature in High School," with Miss Burtschi, Marilyn Strobel, Kathy
Zimmermann, Donna Stanton, Don Thomas, and Charles Stevens.
Jim Slifer was in charge of the November meeting in which the juniors discussed "Elements of
Humor in our Twentieth Century Writers. "
At the Christmas party, Glenda Marshall and her committee prepared a festive table of Christmas
punch and cookies while Sheila Frazier was in charge of "Santa's Reindeer" and "Music Box," traditional
Christmas games. Emma Lou Edwards arranged the program with Randall Schormann, Gary Kruger, Karen
Niccum, and Jack Bourland presenting Christmas poems.
In January, Glenda Marshall called a meeting at her home to arrange the program for January 21.
She asked Mr, Clinton Cutright to speak on conservation and Sally Siddens to sing "Trees" by Joyce
Kilmer. Larry Lane found some interesting ideas to present from Francis Bacon's essay "On Gardens. "
and Stevie Walker found that Henry David Thoreau was a conservationist at heart in his essay "On Walking.
Phil Carlock discussed the practices of conservation in dry regions from Bernard de Voto's 'Restoration in
the Wasatch, "
The officers held a planning session to decide on the program for the remaining months. A patriotic
program will be presented in February, French literature honoring Brigitte Gourmel in March, a James
Hall program in April, and a potluck picnic in May.
To show appreciation for the guidance that Miss Burtschi has given to Literati members, Marilyn Strobel,
Literati president, presents Miss Burtschi with a gift at the club's Christmas meeting and party, Members
who took part in the evening's program are in the background. They are: Charles Stevens, Glenda Marshall,
Barbara Webb, Emma Lou Edwards, Karen Niccum, Randall Schormann, Kathy Zimmermann, Ronald
Worstell, Gary Kruger, Jane Dolbow, Jack Bourland, John Austin.
.- Venimus, vidimus, vicimus! Who comes? Most
of the students who are now studying or who have
e studied Latin,
We come where? To the Community Room every
' second Wednesday of the month during home room
period, We also meet there for several night meet-
ings during the year.
' Whom do we see? Our president, Susan Breeden, who
I' 1 ' ' I Q i presides over all of the meetings. Dale Grace, the
L , 1 Q.- vice president, is also in charge of the programs,
Charlene Reynolds is the secretary, and Larry Lane
Susan Breeden and Mary Lois Speiler made this is the treasurer. Miss Styer, our sponsor, is always
replica of a Roman House as their Latin project, there with us.
They are describing the features of this house to What do we see and do? Due to the brevity of
their classmate, Sam Rickelman. the home room period, it is used mostly for business
meetings and our night meetings are given over to
programs, What kind of programs? We see some
films, play games, and, at our Christmas meetings,
several members took part in a clever skit pertaining
to Vergis' Aeneid, Programs are given by each of the classes.
The club has been working in various ways to increase the treasury so that we may have money for
What do we conquer? The Latin language? Well, not exactly, but we certainly do learn more about
the life and customs of the Romans in an informal way.
Front row: Dale Grace, Vice President, Larry Lane, Treasurer, Miss Styer, Advisor, Susan Breeden, Presi-
dent: Charlene Reynolds, Secretary, Second row: Ruby Richey, Becky Woodruff, Sheila Frazier, Marilyn
Strobel, Sharon Scherer, Connie Bosley, Carlene Diehl, Pat Ventress, Barbara Beatty, JoAnn Medlin,
Mary Jo Hebron, Pat Wood, Janet Martins. Third row: Elaine Coats, Mary Speiler, Carolyn Krueger,
Rosemary Deters, Pat Freeman, Sandra Peters, Jane Brissenden, Jeanne Senior, Kay Steely, Kathy Zimmer
mann, Jane Henderson, Mary Leith, Connie Steele, Sylvia Townsend, Alice Hays, Fourth rowg John Han-
sen, Don Thomas, Gary Bennett, Bob Kennedy, Ramon Tate, David Cutright, Jim Taflinger, Ronald
Worstell, Bob Rohde, Bob Bliss, Dale Yemm, Jim Jansen, Albert Springer, Kenneth Hardiek, John Van
Alst, John Olden, Terry Zimmermann,
In November, the French Club held a French dinner.
The dinner was planned and prepared by Brigitte Gourmel,
the foreign exchange student from France, Assisting
her were, front row: Caroline Condon, Miss Styer,
advisor, and Brigitte Gourmel, Second row: Glenda
Marshall, Hope Hansen, John Austin, and Ronald
The French Club members and their guests, Mrs.
Free and Mr, Voyles, found the change in diet a rare
treat, Front row: Barbara Webb, Sally Siddens,
Glenda Marshall, and Ronald Worstell, Back row: Mrs
Free, Miss Styer, John Austin, Brigitte Gourmel, Kay
King, Lynne Luttrell, and Mr, Voyles,
Parley-vous francais? La Ieunesse of Effingham High School carries out many activities. It is made
up of students who are taking or who have taken French in their high school years,
One project which the club undertook was a French dinner prepared by the foreign exchange student,
Brigitte Gourmel, with the help of the club members. Before Christmas, the club went out to sing the
favorite French carols at the hospital and at various homes, In order to raise money, the club sponsored
a sock-hop after the Cumberland game.
The club has this goal, and it is to create the spirit of co-operation and further the interest in the
French language, the French people, their customs and country, among the students of EHS,
The officers are: Caroline Condon, Presidentg Jane Dolbow, Vice President, Marrianne Pippin,
Secretary, Kay King, Treasurer,
Front row: Marrianne Pippin, Secretary, Miss Styer, Advisor, Jane Dolbow, Vice President, Kay King,
Treasurer, Second row: Barbara Webb, Lynne Luttrell, Rachel McCal1en, Glenda Marshall, Brigitte
Gourmel, Sally Siddens, Marie Bell, Marilyn Dettro, Third row: Marilee Habbe, Hope Hansen, David
Reed, Ronald Worstell, John Austin, Jeanne Senior, Stephanie Walker, Susan Jansen,
Purposes and Aims:
l, Creating an abiding interest in distribution as a vocation.
2, Creating an appreciation of the contribution of distribution to a
higher standard of living,
3. Developing respect for vocational education and a desire for
vocational growth during school and adult life through co-opera-
4, Providing for exploration ofvocational opportunities in distribution,
5, Encouraging high ethical standards in business.
6, Fostering a realization of the civic, social, and moral responsibilities
of business to society,
'7, Nurturing appreciation for the contributions of the arts and sciences
Mary Rentfrow and Rita McDaniel Smith to business-
work in the DE Bookstore. FDA operaiCS
the bookstore as a service to the school. Officers are: Rita Smith, President, Sharon Cruse, Vice President,
This bookstore carries a COmP1efe line Of Mary Rentfrow, Secretary-Treasurer, Barbara Milligan, Reporter,
l, Representation at the State Convention
2, Representation at the Area Convention
3. Employer -employee banquet
4, Operation of the DE bookstore
5, Annual trip to a metropolitan shopping center
6. Local meetings
7. Various local social activities
Front row: Mr. Winans, Advisor, Rita Smith, President, Sharon Cruse, Vice President, Mary Rentfrow,
Secretary-Treasurer, Barbara Milligan, Reporter, Marilyn White, Second row: Danny Ballard, Floyd
Anderson, Leo Schmohe, Myron White, David McWhorter, Don Lowry,
FUTURE NURSES J
The principal object of the Future Nurses Club is to acquaint girls
interested in that field with the nursing profession. Girls who belong
to the club are helped in their selection of a school and they also learn
about the opportunities of nursing. Another important aim of Future
Nurses is to foster the development of student leadership.
Throughout the year, the girls take part in many interesting activi-
ties which have to do with nursing, Tours are made through hospitals
and institutions so the girls may actually see nurses in action, The
nursing profession is a noble one and those girls who intend to enter
it take their club worlf seriously.
Parient's Doing Fine! Sally
Siddens and Elna Jackson, mem
bers of the Future Nurses Club,
are demonstrating the proper
way to take a patient's tem-
perature. At the present time
the United States has over
400, 000 active graduate nurses
and 100, 000 student nurses.
Front row: Elna Jackson, Janice Gillespie, Mrs. Free, Advisor: Paula Engel, Sylvia Townsend. Second
row: Marilyn Strobel, Myrna Brown, Connie Bosley, Sharon Scherer, Marcia Lohrmann, Darlene l-letzel,
Janice McCal1en, Clarice Shadwell, Glenda Lidy, Billie Ann Chance, Linda Lankford, Peggy Barker.
Third row: Carolyn Dugan, Linda Landers, Doris James, Patty Lidy, Barbara Beatty, JoAnn Medlin,
Roxanne White, Ruby Larimer, Alice Pals, Barbara Koester, Ada Marie Verdeyen, Glenda Broom, Alice
Hays. Fourth row: Linda Bergfeld, Rosemary Deters, Marilee Habbe, Sharon Croft, Carolyn Krueger,
Judy Cutts, Jeanne Senior, Hope Hansen, Stephanie Walker, Alice Goldstein, Virginia Dasenbrock,
Kathy Zimmermann, Nancy Jenkins.
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Jeffrey Gillespie, on right, gives Jerry Martin a hand on
finishing his creep feeder in agriculture Il.
The Future Farmers of America isa local and national
organization of farm boys pursuing farming as a vocation,
ln the local chapter, through the various committees and
co-operative activities, they are striving for better citizen-
ship, so that they may be of service to their high school,
their community, and their country,
FFA officers are, Jerry Ready, President, Elwood Webb,
Vice President, Jeffrey Gillespie, Secretary, Fred Krueger,
Treasurer, Jerry Martin, Sentinel, Ron Ashbaugh, Reporter,
Mr. Gowler, Advisor.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1956-1957
November 2 0
January 4, 1957
April ' io
U. of I. Dairy Day
Section FFA Fair Salem
County Livestock Outlook
FFA Meeting - Election of
Leadership Training School
for FFA officers at St, Elmo
Deadline for Grain and
Poultry Show entries
Land Use Selection Con-
test - Effingham
Grain and Poultry Show
and Contest - Teutopolis
Beginning of Pest Control
Donkey Basketball Game
End of Pest Control Contest
Parliamentary Procedure Con
test - Greenville
Front row, Fred Krueger, Treasurer, Jeffrey Gillespie, Secretary, Jerry Ready, President, Mr, Gowler,
Advisor, Jerry Martin, Sentinel, Elwood Webb, Vice President, Ron Ashbaugh, Reporter, Second row:
Lee James, Larry Verdeyen, Earl Sigrist, Danny Macklin, Robert Having, Jim Wallace, Kenneth Bow-
man, Gary Ohnesorge. Third row: Gary Stewart, Newlin Martin, David Plummer, Larry Marxmann,
Charles Stiffler, Sam Townsend, John Chisler, Marion Higgs.
FFA Calendar of Events fContinuedj
April 16 FFA Meeting
April 17 Section Award--Salem
April 24 Public Speaking Contest
April 26 Parent-Son Banquet
Working on John's hog feeder are Mr.
Gowler, John Chisler, and Jerry Martin,
Agriculture III and IV class members
about to try their luck welding are: Fred
Krueger, Jerry Ready, Ron Ashbaugh,
Elwood Webb, and Mr, Gowler, the Ag
Working on Newlin Martin's beef
feeder are Marion Higgs, Kenneth
Bowman, and Newlin Martin,
Jeffrey Gillespie 's project is pictured
as it gets the finishing touches by
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"l will try to keep my body well and
strong. I will study daily to keep my mind
active and alert. I will seek to know the
right and to live by it, I will cultivate in
myself goodwill, friendliness, poise, upright
bearing, and careful speech. I will learn the
art of helping others by doing helpful things
daily in school and home. I will fill my
mind with worthy thoughts by observing the
beautiful world around me, by reading the
best books, and by association with the best
companions, l will make my influence count
on the side of right, avoiding habits that
weaken and destroy. " This is the pledge of
the Future Teachers of America, Every
member has taken this pledge and strives to
uphold it to the best of his ability, That is why
F,T,A, is one of the best clubs at EHS,
During the school year, many activities
are undertaken. Speakers come from different
places, all, of course, interested in teaching. A day is set aside when members go to the grade school for a
day of "being teacher, " There are the kindergarten girls who are F.T,A, members. There is always the beauti-
ful initiation service which is held soon after the beginning of school.
Out of this club will come the backbone of America's public school system - men and women all devoted
Connie Bosley, Sharon Scherer, Elna Jackson, Judy Cutts, and
Betty Evans work with kindergarten teachers, Mrs, McGowan
and Mrs. Hardiek. Teaching is the most popular professional
career for women and there are 835, O00 of them in the United
States school system, The well known writer, Jesse Stuart,
has said, "A good teacher is the scarcest commodity in America
to teaching the children of America.
After these days have departed, years later these members will look back at their storehouse of memories
and realize that, as a successful teacher, they have found their treasure.
F,T,A, officers are: Edith Matthews, Presidentg LoElla Lankford, Vice Presidentg Ted Gravenhorst, Secretary,
Sharon Barbee, Treasurer. Mr. Bachman is the F,T,A, Advisor. Front row: Mr, Bachman, Lo Ella Lankford,
Edith Matthews, Sharon Barbee, Second row: Elna Jackson, Kay King, Connie Bosley, Emma Lou Edwards, Judy
Lewis, Marilyn Strobel, Kathleen Zimmermann, Sharon Croft, Sandra Peters, Pat Lankford, Third row: Sharon
Scherer, Kay Hankins, Barbara Cameron, Judy Cutts, Jane Brissenden, Donna Stanton, Susan Jansen, Hope Hansen,
Carolyn Fisher, Phyllis Fortner, Carlene Smith. Fourth row: Don Thomas, Chuck Keller, Bill McCarty, Frank
Davis, David Steffen, Richard Wooley, Chuck Ealy, John Austin, Paul Tolch, Charles Stevens, David Wernsing,
Tony Manuel, Ronald Ziegler, Ronald Worstell, Larry Pagel.
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Mrs, Free, home economics teacher
and F, H,A, advisor, supervises Jane
Dolbow and Edith Matthews in the
hanging of drapes in the home economics
Future Homemakers of America is a national organization of the
girls who have taken home economics during their high school years.
The girls learn how to co-operate with one another and with the
public, The activities of the F,H,A, are centered around the home,
The high school girls of today are the homemakers of tomorrow, They
face the future with warm courage and high hope, F,H,A, teaches
the girls to do just that,
Mrs, O, H. Free is the F,H,A, advisor, Officers are: Glenda
Broom, Presidentg Connie Bosley, Vice President, Jane Becker, Secre-
tary-Treasurerg Doris James, Parliamentariang Patty Lidy, Historian,
Patty Weber and Cheryl Ragel, Recreation,
Front row: Mrs, Free, Advisor, Connie Bosley, Vice President, Glenda Broom, President, Jane Becker, Secretary-
Treasurer. Second row: Janice Pearson, Emma Robertson, Doris James, Patty Lidy, Sharon Scherer, Marcia Lohr-
mann. Darlene Hetzel, Laura Belle Sapp, Patty Weber, Marilyn Soltwedel, Pat Lankford, Carol Crane, Marilyn White,
Donna Marxmann, Third row: Joan Smith, Martha Bailey, Colleen Loy, Linda Ashworth, Cheryl Ragel, Edith
Matthews, Jo Ann Medlin, Ada Marie Verdeyen, Wanda Gillmore, Loretta Prather, Judy Lewis, Lucille Boone,
Louise Baker, Elizabeth Allen. Fourth row: Katheryn Loy, Wilmeta Loy, Judy Landers, Janet Wagner, Maxine
Phillips, Willa Levitt, Betty Evans, Ruby Larimer, Jeanne Senior, Barbara Koester, Alice Pals, Beulah Morrison,
Judy Broom, Mary Cox, Linda Burnett, Linda Bergfeld,
This school year was marked in Effingham
High by the addition of a new club, The
new organization is for the benefit of the
students who like to read and are interested
in library practice, At the first meeting in
October, the group chose the name of "Book-
The new group, which has seventeen
members, is sponsored by Mrs. Steele, the
librarian, The president is Larry Pagel,
vice president is Rosemary Haarman, and
the secretary-treasurer is Tony Manuel,
On the second Tuesday of each month,
the club meets to discuss business and plan
their parties which take place every two
Front row: Virginia Dasenbrock, Carolyn Dugan Tony Manuel Secretary Treasurer Mrs Steele Advisor
Rosemary Haarman, Vice President, Second row Vernabelle Pagel Mary Ann Weddle Sylvia Townsend
Sandra Brockett, Patsy Wagoner, Rosemary Moore Peggy Barker Judy Sligar Third row David Steffen Don
INDUSTRIAL ARTS CLUB
The purpose of the Industrial Arts Club is to
I foster the development of a strong foundation in
the skills, knowledges, attitudes and technical
matters that are needed for happy and effective
living in America.
Industrial Arts Club work encourages boys to
take industrial arts work in order to learn to work
with tools and materials and to acquire reasonable
judgment and some degree of technical know-how.
' ' The Industrial Arts Club has something to offer
In the presence of the principal, Mr. Voyles, Mr. the Students in Yet'-lm fOr The time. ITIOHCY. and
Slifer, Industrial Arts Club Advisor, is presenting effort we expect of them in club work. That
the Industrial Education Charter to Leo Schmohe, Something is attendance and participation in our
President gf the Industrial Am Club. state meetings. In no other way can we round
out their social training to balance the theory
training we have given them,
ln an Industrial Arts program we insist that
work experience, where the student may apply
what he has been taught, is as important as the
theory we have been teaching,
Industrial Arts Club officers for the 1956-1957 school year are: Leo Schmohe, President, Jerry Garrett,
Vice President, Gary Poynter, Secretary, Ron Phillips, Treasurer, David McWhorter, Reporter,
Mr. Clayton Slifer is the faculty advisor,
Front row: Leo Schmohe, President, Jerry Garrett, Vice President, Gary Poynter, Secretary, Ron Phillips, Treasurer,
David McWhorter, Reporter, Second row: Don Rentfrow, David Graham, Merrill Habbe, Charles Winchester, Gerald
Neal, Mr. Slifer, Advisor, Larry Poynter, Cecil McWhorter, Elwood Webb, Bob Macklin, Fred Krueger. Third row,
Danny Macklin, Floyd Pagel, Larry Bailey, Don Lowry, Dale Bahrns, Leonard Coats, David Steffen, Lyle Boerngen,
Bill Macklin, Leroy Buchholz, Gary Kruger, Archie Landreth, Tony Manuel.
"The Commerce Club, Room llO, and fourth -Tuesday-Home Room'
--that is the announcement which means the members are to assemble
for discussions, to hear speakers, see skits, or transact club business.
The group is exclusive, yes, but you can belong by paying your dues
and attending meetings if you have had or are taking at least one
course in business.
The club has had a selling project for the last few years, the profits
from which are used for purchasing equipment for use in the commerce
department, Things purchased are those which are needed and for
which the school budget does not cover,
ln December, to set the mood for the coming holidays, members
bustled with plans for their annual Christmas party.
As the end of the school year draws nigh, the members of the
Commerce Club will long remember and treasure their memories of
The dictaphone is one of many
machines used in the commerce
department, Emma Lou Edwards
is ready to take shorthand, while
Norma Jean Newkirk turns on the
Clerical work is the largest
occupational field for women, Two
thirds of clerical workers are women
Over five million are employed,
The best paid jobs in the field are
as private secretaries,
Front row: Erma Kissinger, Treasurer, Janet Jennings, Vice President, Miss Yates, Advisor, Donna Byers, President,
Barbara Webb, Secretary. Second row: Marilyn Dettro, Elna Jackson, Kay Hickman, Norma Newkirk, Emma Lou
Edwards, Bonnie Peters, Nancy Koester, Katy Claar, Carolyn Fisher, Phyllis Fortner, Glenda Bushue, Carlene
Smith, Marie Bell, Helen Lybarger. Third row, Phyllis Schmohe, Rosemary Deters, Sharon Stevenson, Donna
Reeder, Kay Hankins, Sandra Brockett, David Steffen, Zeanna Robertson, Gloria Lilley, Norma Wheeler, Barbara
Arnold, Maxine Phillips, Marrianna Pippin.
Jim Bradham, Frank Davis, and Charles
Stevens are working a math puzzle,
The Math Club, sponsored by Mr. Sullivan, has organized
a helper program this year. Through this program, members
of the club receive help on their assignments from a chosen
committee whose personnel is changed each month,
Membership is limited to students who maintain a "C"
average or above in mathematics,
Officers are Charles Stevens, President, Frank Davis, Vice
President, Jim Bradham, Secretary,
Front row: Roland O'Leary, Frank Davis, Vice President: Charles Stevens, President, Jim Bradham, Secretary-
Treasurerg Mr. Sullivan, Advisory Sam Dargo. Second row: Terry Zimmermann, Randall Bailey, Marjo Burnett,
Roxanne White, Sarah Gravenhorst, Connie Steele, Barbara Laskowski, Donna Marxmann, Jack Goodfellow, Al-
bert Springer, Third row: Dick Dammerman, Jim Wallace, Merrill Habbe, Harold Eubanks, Linda Sperry, Sally
Metzelaars, Karen Claar, Ronald Ziegler, Tony Manuel, Archie Watson, Bob Kennedy, Freddy Purdy, Fourth
row: George Huntington, Jim Taflinger, Chuck Keller, David Hammer, Chuck Ealy, Ted Gravenhorst, John
Austin, Lyle Boerngen, David Wernsing, Ron Phillips, Tom Kasinger, Gary Kruger, Artie Babbs, Jack Hines, Jim
A spray of blue, a mist of gold, and be-
fore you is a lovely sunset,
The Art Club has a membership of twenty-
rwo, The purpose of the club is to give those
students who are interested in art a chance to
do extra art work outside of class. The group
plans to make several sketching trips and to
visit some art museums during the course of
the Year. This Clllb is OPEN I0 HUYOUS HOW Archie Landreth, Connie Niccum, Myrna Wilder, and Kerry
taking art or who has preVi0llS1Y taken one Layton put the finishing touches on the Paris mascot that was
Year Of art. on the field the night of the Paris-Effingham football game,
The officers for l956-57 are Bill Macklin,
President, Kerry Layton, Vice President,
Sally Siddens, Secretary-Treasurer,
Art is a mode of expression,
Front row: Sally Siddens, Secretary-Treasurer, Bill Macklin, President: Kerry Layton, Vice President,
Mr. Heyduck, Advisor. Second row: Beulah Morrison, Pat Weber, Laura Bell Sapp, Wanda Gillmore, Pat
Wagoner, Rose Moore, Judy Sligar, Sally Greear, Third row: Jim Moschenrose, Paul Eskew, David Reed,
Fred Katz, Archie Landreth, Bob Minner, Bill Parks, Stanford Bushue, Larry Pagel.
The Pep Club of Effingham High School is one that instills school spirit in the student body. The
members are those who are so interested in our competitive sports that they are willing to attend the
games and back our team with yells to the finish, They are also interested in setting good examples in
Pompoms containing the school colors of red and white are proudly carried by Pep Club members
to show that they are proud of their team and of their school.
The Pep Club is directed by Mrs. Frese. The officers are: Leonard Seward, President: Judy Lewis,
Vice President: Sam Dargo, Secretary-Treasurer.
Front row: Leonard Seward, Presidentg Judy Lewis, Vice Presidentg Sam Dargo, Secretary-Treasurer,
Susan Jansen, Carolyn Potts, Marilyn Dettro, Debbie Wenthe, Ginger Leake, Billie Chance, Linda Boals,
Joan Percival, Joann Medlin, Sarah Gravenhorst, Ann Davidson, Judy Owens. Second row: Jerry Brown,
Jerry Waugh, Cecil McWhorter, Sam Rickelman, Merrill I-labbe, Phil Carlock, Cheryl Ragel, Sharon
Davis, Vernon Babbs, Charles Keller, Sterling Grace, Noble Brown, Larry Allen, Judy Slifer, David Ball,
Jim Taflinger, Jack Goodfellow, Mrs. Frese, Advisor. Third row: Richard Martins, Sheila Frazier, Susan
Breeden, Glenda Bushue, Carolyn Fisher, Carlene Smith, David Wernsing, Jim Collins, Gary Poynter,
Leonard Coats, Billy Parks, Bob Minner, Donald Ealy, Sally Metzelaars, Roberta Bogan, Jacky Barnes,
Harvey Thomas, Larry Brown. Fourth row: Gerald Broom, Dick Cornell, Mary Jo Hebron, Linda Ashworth,
Marjo Burnett, Kay Steely, Sandra Peters, Sharon Barbee, Jane Brissenden, Glenda Marshall, Karen Niccum
Hope Hansen, Myrna Brown, Rosemary Deters, Connie Bosley, Sharon Cruse, Sharon Croft, Barbara Beatty,
Marilee Habbe, Barbara Tilley, Fifth row: David Reed, Pat Wagoner, Glenda Broom, Ann Ashley, Pat
Thomas, Pat Moulton, Janice Gamble, Wilma Brown, Janet Plumer, Carolyn Dugan, Virginia Dasenbrock,
Linda Burnett, Marie Bell, Marrianne Pippin, Judy Miller, Linda Landers, Linda Lankford, Carlene Diehl.
Sixth row: Bob Macklin, Pearl Davis, Pat Bush, Stephanie Walker, Jerry Garrett. Alice Pals, Pat Wood,
Evelyn Sowers, Linda Gasser, Sandra Brockett, Emma Robertson, Donna Edwards, Rita Smith, Edith
Matthews, Bette Neal, Janet Voelker, Beverly Tilley, Jim Bradham. Seventh row: Mark Warren, Pat
Ventress, Janet Martins, Adolph Koester, Carol Smith, Sally Jo Greear, Sherrill Dutcher, Albert Springer,
Charles Stevens, Ronald Ziegler, David Hammer, Tony Manuel, Ted Gravenhorst, Zeanna Robertson,
Lynne Luttrell, Mary Rentfrow, Loleta Kirchhoff, Jane Henderson, Jim Jansen.
Marilyn Dettro, a G,A,A.
member, demonstrates the use
of the shuffleboard, one of the
many recreational facilities in
the new Rec, room,
First row: Marilyn Dettro, Debbie
Advisor: Carolyn Potts, Presidentg
Ginger Leake, Elna Jackson, Ann
Sowers, Ruthie Davis, Judy Slifer
Shadwell, Karen Bowlin, Carolyn
Sally Jo Greear, Sue Bell, Jo Ann
GIRLS' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
"Our name means growth in spirit, mind and body,
We work and strive to reach our highest aim,
The stars, the height, toward which we're ever climbing
On G,A,A, , be worthy of your name,"
That is the song of G,A.A, which shows the high standards, the goal, and
the demands of all members. The main purpose of the Girls' Athletic
Association, is to further the interest of girls' Sports within the school,
G,A,A. projects this year were a lightbulb drive and the selling of
stuffed animals which included pandas and teddy bears wearing letter
G,A.A, is under the leadership of Mrs, Frese and during the year
she has been assisted by two student teachers from Eastern College, Miss
Anderson and Miss Hirschelman,
The officers of 1956-1957 are: Carolyn Potts, President, Katy Claar,
Vice President: Beverly Tilley, Secretary, Susan Jansen, Treasurer,
The pledge of G,A.A, is: "I promise to uphold the ideals of the Girls'
Athletic Association by promoting interest in athletics and the out -of-doors,
by living so that I may be healthy and strong, and by making good sports-
manship a constant factor in my conduct,"
Wenthe, Kathy Claar, Vice President: Susan Jansen, Treasurerg Mrs. Frese,
Beverly Tilley, Secretary, Susan Breeden, Ruby Richey, Second row: Kay King,
Ashworth, Marilyn Coats, Edith Matthews, Marjo Burnett, Peggy Smith, Evelyn
, Karen Claar, Sarah Gravenhorst, Pat Bush, Janet Martins, Carol Smith, Clarice
Adermann, Third row: Ann Davidson, Jacky Barnes, Linda Gasser, Janice Rincker
Medlin, Marilee Habbe, Sharon Croft, Pat Ventress, Linda Boals, Joan Percival,
Pat Wood, Ruth Ann Angel, Cheryl Ragel, Vernabelle Pagel, Alice Hays, Emma Robertson, Fourth row: Pat Lankford
Lo Ella Lankford, Sherrill Dutcher, Jeanne Spence, Willa Levitt, Kay Hankins, Carolyn Krueger, Pat Thomas, Kay
Steely, Sandra Brockett, Roberta Bogan, Sally Jo Metzelaars, Patty Moulton, Janice Gamble, Jane Henderson,
Maxine Phillips, Janet Wagner, Barbara Arnold, Barbara Tilley.
These seniors, Frank Davis, Richard Wooley, and
John Austin are shown working in the Sci-Y photography
The Sci-Y is offered to upper classmen who
are taking or have taken classes in science, The
purpose of the club is to increase the members'
knowledge of science and to encourage more
young people to pursue a career in the scientific
field. Another equally important aim is to
emphasize the importance of our future scientists
being well rounded, integrated personalities who
can contribute to the social betterment of our
world in an atomic age. These purposes are
carried out by demonstrations, discussions, films,
Mr. L, R, Via is the Sci-Y advisor, Officers
for the year are: Frank David, President, Jack
Bourland, Vice President, Charles Ealy, Secretary
First row: Sheila Frazier, Debbie Wenthe, Connie Bosley, Sharon Scherer, Billie Ann Chance, Jack
Bourland, Vice President, Charles Ealy, Secretary, Frank Davis, President, Mr. Via, advisor, Carlene
Smith, Glenda Marshall, Karen Niccum, Ginger Leake, Glenda Bushue, Second row: Beverly Tilley,
Judy Lewis, Carol Crane, Stanford Bushue, Bob Minner, Don Thomas, Charles Keller, Vernon Babbs,
Jack Goodfellow, Sam Dargo, Dale Yemm, John Olden, Carolyn Fisher, Paula Engel, Ramon Tate,
Third row: Judy Cooley, Connie Schuetz, Rachel McCallen, Hope Hansen, Ronnie Brown, Larry Allen,
Larry Lane, Charles Stevens, Donna Stanton, Janet Voelker, Carolyn Potts, Susan Jansen, Sally Siddens,
Kay King, Janice Gillespie, Gary Poynter, James Slifer. Fourth row: Merrill Habbe, Dale Grace, Harold
Eubank, John Castella, William McCarty, David Hammer, Leonard Seward, Ted Gravenhorst, Lyle Boerngen,
John Austin, Paul Tolch, David Wernsing, Gary Kruger, Ronald Ziegler, Jim Collins, Tony Manuel, Phil
Carlock, Kent Mowe,
Marilyn Strobelwas named
the winner of the D,A,R,
Good Citizenship Award
from Effingham High School.
She was chosen by vote of
the senior class and faculty.
Scholarship, leadership, and
school spirit were among
the qualities considered,
D,A,R, Award Winner
Barbara Cameron was
designated as the Betty
Crocker Homemaker of
Tomorrow, Barbara re-
ceived the highest score in
a written examination on
and attitudes which was
administered to the senior
girls in the homemaking
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JUNIOR BOWLING LEAGUE
Above: This is the third year bowlers
at EHS have participated in the
Christmas Tournament, This picture
shows the winners of the boys' and
girls' singles, doubles, and mixed
bowling. Lynne Luttrell and Norma
Newkirk were also winners in the
national doubles tournament, Front
row: Dale Yemm, boys' doublesg
Norma Newkirk, Lynne Luttrell,
girls' doublesg Bob Bliss, boys'
doubles, Second row: Tom Kasinger,
Susan Jansen, mixedg Marilee Habbe
girls' singlesg and Leonard Seward,
Below: Miss Dorothy Hirschelman
student teacher in girls' physical
education classes, demonstrates
the proper ping pong technique to
Barbara Koester and Pat Thomas.
The national monument on the opposite page is the flag raising scene on Iwo Jima,
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This picture shows members ofthe
liearts receiving their football
equipment from Coach Richardson
for the big season ahead, Coach
Klosterman was unable to be there
because of an emergency append-
ectomy. Shown in the picture are
Frank Davis, Richard Wooley, Coach
Richardson, Larry Allen, and Larry
This picture shows varsity members Bill McCarty and Chuck Ealy, tackling during one of
Varsitv members look or while Iohn Austin demonstrates the cross-body block under the
HISTORY OF FLAMING HEARTS
Have you ever wondered where the name "Flaming
Hearts" originated? The SIGNET staff did and pro-
ceeded to find out, This is what we found,
Since the Chamber of Commerce designated
Effingham, Illinois, as the Heart of the U,S,A, it
was appropriate to call the team "Hearts, "
The name "Flaming" was added later in 1935 when
the efficient Coach Harpstreit was having a very good
It was in this year the team received new lettermen's
jackets of moss green with a red heart, The team also
had a large blanket to cover the bench in like colors
and in the center of this blanket was a huge heart with
rays shooting from the heart, A newspaper reporter,
seeing the design which reminded him of a flaming
heart, and with the team being such a good one that
year, referred to them as Flaming Hearts. The name
caught on and was soon adopted by everyone,
1956 VARSITY FOOTBALL SCORES
First row: Manager Gerald Van Dyke, Ronnie Brown, Richard Wooley, Frank Davis, Larry Pagel, Bill McCarty
Gary Poynter, Norman Dickey, Manager Larry Allen. Second row: Loy Davidson, Don Thomas, Jerry Garrett
Jim Bradham, Eddie Koester, Bob Macklin, Jim Collins, Leonard Reardon, Third row: Leonard Seward, John
Austin, Paul Tolch, David Wernsing, Charles Ealy, Charles Stevens, Larry Lane, Bob Mayhaus, David Ball David
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The Effingham High School Flaming Hearts football coaching staff includes, head coach, Jack Kloster-
man, and assistants, Rodney Richardson, William Morgan, and Galen Swinger,
FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE FOOTBALL TEAM
Front row: Harvey Thomas, Jerry Biggs, George Greider, Elmer Sparrow, Jim Reardon, Paul Eskew, john
Walker, Charles Winchester, Jack McCarty, Mark Warren, Archie Watson, Manager, Second row: Mike
Robertson, Eddie Smith, Junior Ealy, Donnie Rentfrow, Lee Ealy, George Valentine, Tom Cornell, Pete
Frese, Jim Wallace, Clem Hartke, Noble Brown. Back row: Jim Sherrick, Walter Harrison, Steve Mowe,
Jerry Brown, Jack Hines, Steve Davis, Bob Minner, Philip Gibson, Paul Eskew, John Butcher, Bill Lewis,
September 14, 1956
Effingham 14 - Vandalia 13
The Flaming Hearts squeezed by Vandalia in the opening game of the 1956 football season 14 to 13,
Jerry Garrett and Richard Wooley scored touchdowns with Garrett and Ronnie Brown scoring the extra points
Dan Michels scored both touchdowns for Vandalia,
September 21, 1956
Effingham 35 - Shelbyville O
Showing speed and good line play, the Hearts romped Shelby 35-O on the home opener, Ronnie Brown
scored on a pass from Frank Davis, Davis also scored a touchdown, Jerry Garrett scored one touchdown
and Richard Wooley scored two, Brown added two points on a safety in the last quarter, Garrett kicked
three of his five tries for extra points,
September 28, 1956
Effingham 32 - Hillsboro 13
Behind at halftime, the Hearts came back strong the second half to beat a fine Hillsboro team, Three
touchdowns were scored by Richard Wooley and one by Jerry Garrett, Frank Davis connected on a pass
to Ronnie Brown for the other touchdown. Garrett kicked one extra point and passed to Ealy for the other.
October 5, 1956
Effingham 20 - Charleston 19
Showing power the second half, the Hearts defeated the Charleston Trojans 20 to 19, Jerry Garrett scored
first for the Hearts on a 38 yard run in the first quarter. Richard Wooley returned a kickoff 80 yards for a
touchdown in the second quarter, The Hearts trailed at halftime 13 to 12, Wooley scored again in the
third quarter, Effingham scored again on a safety in the fourth quarter. Bob Thomas scored all three
touchdowns for Charleston. This game proved to be one of the most thrilling of the season,
October 12, 1956
Effingham 27 - Paris 7
The Hearts again came from behind to win in a thrilling Homecoming contest, Paris scored on the first
play of the ballgame. Effingham scored in the second quarter on a run by Richard Wooley, The score at
halftime was 7-7, Frank Davis passed to Ronnie Brown who lateraled to Larry Lane for the second touchdown
Lane scored later on a run of 18 yards, On the last play of the game, Charles Ealy intercepted a Paris
pass and ran 40 yards for another touchdown. Jerry Garrett kicked 3 extra points.
October 19, 1956
Effingham 41 - St, Elmo G
The Hearts scored freely against St, Elmo to boost their season record to six wins against no losses. Jerry
Garrett was the first to break loose and he scored on a beautiful 60 yard run, The Hearts scored their
second touchdown on an eight yard run by Richard Wooley, Garrett scored again on a sweep around the
right end and the Hearts led atthe half 21-O, Ronnie Brown scored twice in the third quarter on two beau
tiful pass plays from Frank Davis covering 45 yards on one and 56 yards on the other, Don Thomas scored
in the fourth quarter on a pass play covering about 12 yards, Garrett kicked four extra points and Davis
passed to Bill McCarty for the other one,
October 26, 1956
Effingham 18 - Newton 14
The Hearts scored twice in the fourth quarter to run their string of victories to seven, Newton scored first
and the Hearts scored late in the second quarter on a pass from Frank Davis to Ronnie Brown, Newton led
at the half T-6, Neither team scored in the third quarter, but Effingham opened the fourth quarter with
a touchdown run by Jerry Garrett, Newton scored immediately after this and led 14-12, Effingham then
received the kickoff and traveled the length of the field on good blocking, good running, and very
excellent passing by Frank Davis. Larry Lane carried the ball across from the 3 yard line,
November 2, 1956
Effingham 39 - Flora 7
Effingham played a fine game in defeating the Flora Wolves for thc first time in modern football history
at EHS, Richard Wooley scored four touchdowns and Jerry Garrett scored one behind the fine blocking of
Ronnie Brown, John Austin, David Steffen, Bill McCarty, Jim Collins, Eddie Koester, and Paul Tolch,
Garrett's touchdown came on a beautiful 61 yard jaunt, Ronnie Brown also broke into the scoring on a
fine pass play from Frank Davis, Garrett kicked two extra points and Loy Davidson ran for the third,
November 9, 1956
Effingham 39 - Casey O
The Effingham Flaming Hearts finished the 1956 football season without a defeat as they romped over
Casey in their final game, This game gave them the Eastern Illinois League Championship as well as an
undefeated season. The Hearts scored on the opening kickoff as Richard Wooley ran 85 yards behind the
fine blocking of the Effingham linemen, Ronnie Brown then scored on a pass play from Frank Davis.
Wooley scored twice after Brown, Lane scored in the third quarter and Wooley scored again in the fourth
quarter, Extra points were made by John Austin and Eddie Koester on pass plays from Davis, Wooley
drop kicked the other extra point,
FLAMING HEARTS DAY, NOVEMBER 27, l956
Tuesday, November 27, 1956, was proclaimed as Flaming Hearts Day in Effingham by Mayor Paul
Taylor, Mayor Taylor issued the proclamation in connection with the fete which was arranged for the
Hearts, Eastern Illinois League champions, Plans included a banquet at Effingham High School gym,
followed by a specialprogram honoring the team and coaches,
Mayor Taylor's proclamation follows:
"Whereas the Effingham Flaming Hearts have just completed an undefeated football season and,
"Whereas, the Effingham Flaming Hearts have captured the Eastern Illinois League Championship
"Whereas, the Effingham Flaming Hearts have proven themselves to be good sportsmen thereby
bringing good will to our community, and,
"Whereas, the Quarterback Club of Effingham has decided to honor the Effingham Flaming
Hearts on its fine achievements,
"Therefore, I, Paul Taylor, Mayor of the City of Effingham, ,do hereby proclaim Tuesday,
November 27, A,D, 1956, as Effingham Flaming Hearts Day. "
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FLAMING HEARTS DAY
Members ofthe Effingham Flaming Hearts,
champions of the Eastern Illinois league in
football, display and look at hunks of goal
posts giver, to them by Mr. Woody Freeman
The sections of goal posts are souvenirs of
the undefeated season.
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Students paraded through the main street of Effingham doing a snake dance as part of the celebration of
"Flaming Hearts Day. "
Apep session was held on the court house lawn after the snake dance through town. Students and teachers
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David Steffen and Richard Wooley,
co-captains of the Eastern Illinois
League champs, accept trophy from
Mr, Voyles on behalf of the team,
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Mrs. Carroll Wooley pins the
Quarterback Club sportsmanship
award on her son, Richard, at tl.e
annual grid banqueti At left is Mr.
Wooley and at right is Howard Parker
who presented the award on behalf
of the club,
Co-captains Steffen and Wooley
receive their letters from head coach
Klosterman in an afternoon school
Members of the varsity take notice as Coach Richardson
diagrams a play with a chalk talk, Shown in the picture are
Richard Wooley, Larry Lane, Ronnie Phillips, Paul Tolch,
Chuck Keller, Jim Jansen, Jim Collins, Frank Davis, Coach
Richardson, and John Austin.
VARSITY BASKETBALL SCORES
Effingham 47 Salem 54
Effingham 70 Altamont 52
Effingham 62 Teutopolis 39
Effingham 49 Flora 29
Effingham 45 Lawrenceville 43
Effingham 59 Vandalia 50
Effingham 50 Olney 42
Effingham 70 Stewardson-Stras, 38
Effingham 50 Cumberland 67
Effingham 55 Robinson 46
Effingham 64 Pana 44
Effingham 63 St, Elmo 56
Effingham 53 Teutopolis 54
SALEM INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT
Effingham 3l Pinckneyville 55
Effingham 57 Flora 47
Effingham 60 Salem 59
EASTERN ILLINOIS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
Effingham 48 Neoga 38
Effingham 30 Robinson 45
Effingham 35 Charleston 52
Note: Scores are given for the games which
were played before the SIGNET went to press.
Front row: Ronnie Brown, Chuck Keller, Vernon Babbs, Jim Collins, Jim Jansen, Frank Davis, Second row:
Coach Rodney Richardson, Richard Wooley, Jerry Garrett, Ronnie Phillips, Larry Lane, Paul Tolch, John
Senior - Center - Forward
Senior - Center 3 Forward Action in the T-Town game shows Richard
Wooley U53 and Paul Tolch 1245 going after
U a rebound.
Senior - Forward - Guard
Junior - Forward
CHARLES KELLER IIIN1 IANSEN
Senior - Guard 11111101 ' Guard
FRANK DAVIS RONNIE BROWN
Senior - Guard During the Salem game two ofthe Hearts, Senior - Guard
Paul Tolch f24J and Richard Wooley 1325,
fight for a loose ball,
VERNON BABES JERRY GARR-ETT
IUNOF ' Gllafd Junior - Forward
RONNIE PHILLIPS During the Cumberland game, the Hearts IIIX1 COLLINS
IUINOT ' Forward frglrt for a rebound, Paul Tolch is 24 and Junior - Guard - Forward
Larry Lane is 25.
RESERVE BASKETBALL TEAM
First rowg Vernon Bahhs, Larry Bosley, Kenneth llardiek, Ronald Frcnvl., Jerry Brown, Richard Shadwell.
Second row: Coach Jack Klosterrnart, Loy Davidson, Iini Collins, Jerry Garrett, David Ball, Steve Mowe,
Richard Wallace, Boh Minner,
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM
First row: Manager Paul Eskew, Dick McDaniel, Jirn Reardon, Torn Cornell, Garry Harris, Harvey Thomas,
Pete Frese, Lee Ealy, Melvin Ziegler, Duon Powell, David Graham. Second row: Manager Philip Gibson,
Jim Sherrick, Charlie Winchester, Jack Hines, Randy '1ley, Elmer Sparrow, Louis Black, Artie Babbs,
John Hansen, Eddie Smith, and Coach Swinger. ,A NJ
Effirzaham lliulr School
basketball stars of today
were also grade school bas
ketball stars as we car: see
here. This picture shows
members of the Sacred
Heart team after wirrirg
the Mason Basketball Tour
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notice any resemblances
to players you knownow"
In the front row are David
Steffen, Adolph Koester,
Frank Davis, Chuck Keller
Paul Tolch, Jim Jansen,
and Coach Bud Frese. In
the back row are Floyd
Anderson and Eddie Koeste
fbehind the trophyj.
Effingham Flaming Hearts appear pleased with the consolation trophy which they won in the Salem In-
vitational basketball tournament, Front row: Ronnie Brown, Jim Collins, Richard Wooley, Frank Davis,
and Jim Jansen. Back row: John Austin, Ronnie Phillips, Coach Rodney Richardson, Larry Lane, Paul Tolch,
and Charles Keller.
WEYNTHE Senior GING5-R
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Carolyn Potts, Ginger Leake, Marilyn Dettro, Debbie Wenthe, Billie Ann Chance, and Susan
Jansen did a good job of keeping the spirit of the team and fans high.
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Flrst row Dale Grace Vernon Babbs Gerald Van Dyke Rrchard Martrn Loy Davrdson Ray
Peters Jrm Plumer Norman Drckey Second row Davrd Ball Charles Morgan Frank Davrs
Larry Smrlh Leonard Seward B111 Denton John Austrn Rrchard Wooley
JIM JA NS RDON
Jun O EN NARD REA
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Iunror 100 Yard Dash
This picture shows members of the 880
yard relay team that qualified for the state
track meet at Champaign last spring, They
are: Richard Wooley, Norman Dickey, Jim
Robinson, and Dean Webb,
The Effingham High School golf team of 1956, was undefeated in a schedule of eight matches.
Matches were played with teams from Mattoon, Paris, Shelbyville, Casey, and Greenville High Schools,
One match with Mattoon at Effingham resulted in a tie, however,
The Effingham Country Club presented each letter winner with an individual medallion in recogni-
tion of the team's accomplishment,
Letter winners consisted of four seniors, Larry Romans, Bob Price, Topper Woelfer, Jim Kincaid,
and one sophomore, Jack Goodfellow,
First row: Mr. Goodfellow, Coachg Jack Goodfellow, Gary Kruger, Thomas Kasinger, Bob Osborn.
Second row: Bob Price, Jim Kincaid, Larry Romans, Topper Woelfer, Ted Gravenhorst, Kenneth Kramer.
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This page is sponsored by WENTE DAIRY,
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Through these gymnasium doors of Effingham High School, pass thousands of fans during the school year
to cheer the Effingham Flaming Hearts to victory,
The l,ettcrmen's Cluh is an organization composed of all athletes and managers who have received
a major letter for participation in varsity competition,
The purpose of this club is to promote better sportsmanship and understanding among all athletes,
and also to stimulate further interest in athletic contests among the student body as a whole,
Mr, Klosterman and Mr, Richardson are the sponsors, The officers are: Richard Wooley, President,
David Steffen, Vice President, and Frank Davis, Secretary-Treasurer,
Front row: Mr. Richardson, Advisor, Richard Wooley, President, Frank Davis, Secretary-Treasurer, David
Steffen, Vice Presidentg Mr, Klosterman, Advisor, Second row: Larry Pagel, Jim Jansen, Bill McCarty,
Don Thomas, Tony Manuel, Vernon Babbs, Jack Goodfellow, Archie Watson, Third row: Gary Poynter,
Chuck Keller, Jerry Garrett, Gerald Van Dyke, David Wernsing, Larry Allen, Ramon Tate, Loy Davidson,
Leonard Reardon. Fourth row: Ronnie Brown, Charles Ealy, Leonard Seward, Larry Lane, John Austin, Paul
Tolch, Charles Stevens, Eddie Koester, Gary Kruger, Jim Collins,
mlm' 'tri -
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Football fans fill these bleachers whenever the Flaming Hearts play a home game.
The varsity basketball team
members look to these boys who
played in the Freshman-Sophomore
Eastern Illinois Tournament to take
their places on the varsity team
when varsity players have graduated,
Front row: Artie Babbs, Eddie Smith,
Jerry Brown, Ronnie French, David
Graham. Back row: Gerald Van Dyke,
Bob Minner, Kenneth Hardiek, Steve
Mowe, David Ball.
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Propane Bulk and Cyhnder Gas
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TUCK'S DRIVE IN
Grant Malts and Shakes
Sandwrches Root Beer
Route 40 East
STAR SERVICE STATION
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Auto Life Fire and Casualty
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SCHOOL OF DANCING
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BILL'S SHELL SERVICE
Complete Tire Service
Propane Motor Fuel
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Sales and Service
Watson Phone 20
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Congratulatxons to the Class of 1957
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BOALS' FROSTOP DRIVE IN
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Congratulatxons to the
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Bulk and Bottled Propane Gas
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CORNELIA GARDEWINE - - - -------- Asst. Cashier
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HAROLD TAYLOR, HENRY L. EVERSMAN.
BOB OSBORN, E. H. S. '58
Best in Music
First in News
On Your Dial
KAY KING, E. H, S. '57
In Picture: Jim Collins With Field Trail Dogs.
W ABASH CAFE
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WENTHE BROS CO
Lumber Blllldlflg Mater1a1
Phone 65 Effmgharn
JOHNSON AND SONS
SU PER MARKET
Store Hours 6 00 A M
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F S Feeds
For Better Farrrnng
410 South W111ow Street
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Floor and Wal
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SEWING MACHINE SALES AND SERVICE
306 West Nauonal Avenue
CARL H GIBSON Owner
Authorlzed Dealer for Necchl Elna and Sewmor
All Makes Repaxred
CHICAGO MOTOR CLUB
Important as the Autornob11e
EDWARD L KENNEDY Manager
Travel Counsellor and Secretary
F1re and Extended Coverage
Lmcoln Nat1ona1 L1fe
Personal L1ab1l1ty Burglary
Effmgham State Bank Bu1ld1ng
JOHN R MICHAELREE
Hosp1tal Health and Acc1dent
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BARKER FLYING SERVICE
E ffmgham County Mernor1al
BORDEN'S ICE CREAM
"If It's BORDEN'S lt's Got
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203 Kreke E'ff1ngharn
RUHOLL S FEED AND SUPPLY
Dealer 1n Poultry Eggs and Feed
Corner Merchant and St Anthony
Effmgham I111no1s Phone 626
L 8: M MOTOR
600 East Fayette Avenue
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LEO'S DRUG STORE
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Congratulations to the Class of '57
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EFFINGHAM COUNTY FARM BUREAU
Thirty eight Years of Continuous Service to Farmers in Effingham County
Over 1800 Members Working Together for the Betterment of Agriculture
and the Farm Family
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Effingham, Illinois - Phone 1260 Vandalia, Illinois - Phone 1660
"You can give your son or daughter no more appropriate graduation gift than a
COUNTRY LIFE insurance policy," says RICHARD L. STROBEL, AGENCY
MANAGER FOR THE I. A. A. INSURANCE SERVICES IN EFFINGHAM COUNTY.
In picture: Mr. Strobel is presenting his daughter Marilyn, a member of the class
of '57, with a COUNTRY LIFE insurance policy.
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KEI..I..ER'S TOWN AND COUNTRY STORE
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EFFINGHAM FROZEN FOOD LOCKER AND IGA SUPER MARKET
Featuring Groceries at Everyday Low Prices and Meats at
Packing House Prices
Catering to Home Unit Owners and Locker Patrons
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Congratulations to the Class of 1957
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
The above classmates, Don Thomas, Sally Siddens, Richard Wooley,
and David Wernsing, are receiving instructions in the operation of the
central proof machine at the First National Bank of Effingham, Illinois
We Invite You to Open an Account With Us
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THE SEL RITE STORES
THIES BROS WM TOLCH 81 SON STEPHENS BROS
Nat1ona1 Maple St Lou1s
BAUER FUNERAL HOME
Phone 23 Effmgham I11mo1s
308 South F1fth Street
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Alberta, Hale, Haven, Georgia
RAY STEWART ORCHARD
I Mile South of Edgewood
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Over 50 Years of Service
to the Community
MIN AND DON'S CAFE
MINNIE AND DONALD GILLMORE
Plate Lunches - Sandwiches
Home Made Pie
FEED AND FARM SUPPLIES
INSURANCE OF ALL KINDS
UNITED FARM AGENCY
HERSCHEL O. WHITE
Phone Edgewood 2502
ROGERS FEED AND HARDWARE STORE
Groceries and Hardware
GILE ROGERS, Proprietor ,
Groceries - Meats - Vegetables
Ball Brand Footwear
GERBEL FUNERAL HOME
In Picture: Glenda Broom in home economics department.
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Twenty-nine Years in Electronics
V' Guaranteed Tubes and Parts
Phone 399 Effingham
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113 West Section Street
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"You'11 Be Happier With a Hoover"
LEROY AND MARYANN
ABE LINCOLN CAFE
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VICTORY BEAUTY SHOP T pewriters
IDEAL 3-10 to S1 STORE
DR. JOHN R. SEHY
Effingham Theatre Building
Gift and Art Center
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In Picture. Barbara Webb an accompanist for many Effingham High School musical events
Insurance Is the One Thmg Hou Need Most
When You Can't Get It
INSURANCE AGENCY INC
All Types of Insurance
Phone 9 112 South Banker
Congratulatlons to the Class of1957
the Fol1ow1ng Efhngharn County Off1cers
L E Brumleve County Judge
John L Russell C11'cu1t Clerk
George Verdeyen County Treasurer
Lowell Lewls County Supenntendent of Schools
UU P H Gruenewald County Clerk
MOTOR C OMPANY INC
Success to the Graduatmg Class of 1957
"A1ways shop at ELLMAN'S"
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Designers and Originators of
EFFINGHAM MONUMENT WORKS
CHARLIE AND GENE S
Phone 1963 1 4:5 South Banker
Phillips 66 Station
LUDWIG LUMBER COMPANY
Lumber and Building Material
318 West Jefferson
B 8a H STORES
Shoes - Clothing
"The Area Newspape
Servrng 36 Towns
1n 7 Countles
AMERICAN LEGION POST NO 120
Servrng the Communrty State and
Natlon for Over Thrrty flve Years
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WILLIAM L BROOM Commander
RALPH RICHEY Sen1or V1ce Commander
'The Store for Dad and the Lad" PLUMBING AND HEATING CO
Clothlngf Furmshmgs 109 111 South Merchant
Eff1ngham, I111no1s and
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We Are Ready to Take Our Places
in the Community
Our seniors are stepping out of high School into our com-
munity--Effingham. Fortunate in having reaped the benefits of
the cooperation between school and community, they are now
ready to patronize and join the advertisers of this book. To you,
our advertisers, we, the students of Effingham High School, say
"thank you." We hope you will profit by the advertisements
placed in our book. We appreciate your friendliness, courtesy,
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