El Paso High School - Cometeer Yearbook (El Paso, IL)

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To all those El Paso High School Faculty, Alumni, and Classmates, who are now serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, we, the Senior Class of 1944, not only dedicate this year book in grateful appreciation, but pledge to them as well, our very lives in loyal defense of their dreams for that better world of tomorrow. 'A' ir if ir ir 'Ir i' 'k 'A' uk ir ir if 'A' if 'A' 'lr 1 kQ,,,,,,,, EL PASO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL For some time, the only schools in El Paso had M I been the two grade schools, McKinley and Jeffer- f 0 0' A son Park. However, in the year 1915, the people voted for a township high school. Since there was I P no high school building, classes were held in any building or room that was found suitable. Some classes were held in the McKinley grade school, some in the Jefferson Park, and others were even held in vacant rooms in the business district. This continued until 1920-21 when a high school was erected on the northern edge of El Paso, at a cost of S372,186.30. In 1922 the first class of the high school graduated. In 1929, because of the need of a shop for the agriculture classes, the farm shop, located at the northwest corner of the school, was built at a cost of S3,000. In 1938 another 330,772 was spent for the completion of the swimming pool, repairing the roof, improv- ing the drive, and building the turning circle. xt-is . . ff? if . Fx .4 . if -s 'SLK I iff Ti- ' Xe- qi., w Y J-f Ifhll' I I ,ff .1 R.-l va? X fy 6. , , ,NW six G 4 .N vi., .Q 1 4- 0-sgfgi i :- , ' 4 ftfrifns S' O ifiuaaiff This leads us to our high school of the present day. Everyone-the students, faculty, and citizens of the community-are very proud of our school, with its modern buildings, large green lawns, shrubbery, and trees, the turning circle, the drive around the school, the football field and track, and many other facilities that the school has. In the principal's office hang three certificates. One is a certificate stating that El Paso Township High School is recognized by the State of Illinois, another shows it is accredited by the University of Illinois, and the third states that it is a member of the North Central Association of Schools. gg. BOARD OF EDUCATION Dr. J. A. Owens, President, Wm. E. Burroughs, Secretary, Board Members: Jacob H. Dressler, K. A. LaRochelle, John W. 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Mr. Snyder, Miss Gibbs, Miss Crowley, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Claggett, Mr. Maurer, Mr. Bowers Miss McCue, Miss Miles, Miss Tendick, Miss Cloney. i Walter M. Claggett El Paso, Illinois. American History James Millikin llnivvrsity, A.B. l'nive1'sity of Illinois, M.A. George VVushing'ton University. Madeline Crowley Champaign, Illinols. Mathematics, Latin. Vniversity of Illinois, B.S. Vivian Gibbs Sparland, Illinois. Music, Algebra. Illinois XVesleyzm l'.. ILM. Virginia Miles Farmer City, lllinois. Home Economics lfniversity nf Illinois, B.S., M.S Lyle E. Snyder EI Paso, Illinois. Agriculture Vniversity of Illinois, B.S. Colorado State College 8 uk FACULTY AIDS Spendid Guidance CLASS CF '44 Vincennes Bowers St. Anne, Illinois. Basketball, Track, Industrial Arts. I.S.N.l7., B.Ed. WAR TRAINING if if Given by Faculty A D V I S E RS Margaret A. McCue Springfield, Illinois. Commerce fvlllfkt' College, A. Ii. Frances Cloney Decatur, Illinois. Girls' Physical Education, Biology James Millikan l'nix'ei'sity. AB. William Robert Ferguson Collinsville, Illinois. Boys' Physical Education, Foot- ball and Baseball, Civics, VVorld History. I.S.N.ll., ll.ICd. Harold E. Maurer EI Paso, illinois. Science Hluffton llollege. A.B. l'1iive1'sily of Illinois, M.S. Mary Teresa Salmon Bloomington, Illinois. English I.s.N.I'., R.E'd. Marian L. Tendick Greenfield, Illinois. English, Dramatics Bradley, A.B. 9 SENICRS - ' - Class Rings - Farewells - Diplomas In thc fall of 1940, 48 new enlistees of the camp of E.T.H.S. were accepted by twelve commanding officers. These new recruits soon finished maneuvers finitia- tionl and chose their company leaders: Sgt. John Malcom, Cpl. Ray Shoemaker, and Pfc. Bill Kilpatrick. Tinker O'Connor was chosen to represent the group on the Camp Council. The C. O. in charge of this platoon was Lt. Snyder. After having completed basic training, the platoon was shipped to Camp Sopho- more. Here they became well known for their leadership. The leaders of these can- didates were Sgt. John Malcom, Cpl. Les- lie Hibbs, Pfc. Bill Kilpatrick, and Camp Council Member Tinker O'Connor. They passed their final aptitude and mental tests and were ready to be shipped out to Fort Junior. They bid farewell to Lt. Too- hill, their superior officer, and marched out of Camp Sophomore with a fleeting backward glance at the new batch of fledglings. At Fort Junior these candidates were soon engrossed in the task of earning money for the annual mess, the Promen- ade. They staged "Campus Quarantine," directed by WAC Officer Marian Tendick, and also fed the hungry crowds at the lo- cal games. On May 14, 1944, they donned their dress uniforms and gave a Hawaiian Luao for the departing graduates. Lead- ers that year were John Malcom, Esther Allison, Tinker O'Connor, Mary Rita Bar- clay, and Gene Steffen. Privates Jarvis, Woefle, Monahan, Hibbs, Woosley, and Mayes were among those given transfers to other camps. Thirty-four advanced candidates en- tered Senior Field. Before graduation Ray Baker left camp and Gene Williamson was transferred to an Eastern fortg LeRoy Pinkham and Bill Kirkton were called to active duty, making a total of five from the 44th platoon who were in khaki and navy blue-Bill Kilpatrick, Lloyd Patter- son and Leslie Hibbs having entered the Navy sometime before. In the spring, the annual supper-dance given by the junior officers, and "A Mind of Her Own," under the direction of Senior Officer Tendick, were highlights of camp life. The company received their bars on May 25th. The departing officers of the platoon were Gene Steffen, John Malcom, Jerry Pfister, Mary Rita Barclay and Lyle McWilliams, Major Bowers very ably guided his class to victory. We are sure each and every one of the 44th platoon will find his place in the world and make a success of it just as he did his training in the army of E.T.H.S. Senior Officers LYLE MCWILLIAMS Student Council JERRY PFISTER St'C'l'QlilTy - T1'C2iSlll'9l' GENE STEFFEN President JOHN MALCOM Vice-President MARY RITA BARCLAY ' Student Council ESTHER ALLISON "Three years she grew in sun and shower." Transfer. Class V. Pres. 3, Music Contests 3-4, Librar- ian 3. Reporter Staff 3, Com- eteer Staff 4. "A Mind of Her Own" 4, "America for Me", Christmas Sing 3-4, Mixed Chorus 3-4, Girls' Chorus 3-4, French Club 2. ANNE BURSTER "So many worlds, so much to do." Band 1-2-3-4 ll-lres. 45, Dance Rand 2-3, Bond Concert fl. Spring' Convert 1-2-4, G.A.A. l-2-3-4 iSec'y and Treas. 35, Basketball Contest l-2, Dis- trivt Flute Contest 1, Re- porter Staff 4, Cometeer Staff 4, "A Mind of Her Own" 4, "America for Me" 2, "Gypsy 'l'roubadore" 1, "Campus Quarantine" 3. Girls' Quartet 2-3-4. Girls' Sextet 3, Mixed Octet 3. Girls' Chorus 1-2-3-4, Mixed Chorus 1-2-3-4, Boys' Chorus 4 lacc-ompanistl, Christmas Sing 3-4, Pep Club 2-3-4, Vic- tory Council 3, Music Con- tests 1-2-3. ARTHUR COOPER "Silence is golden." Baseball 4, Track 4. ELIZABETH COYLE "Her eyes are homes of silent prayer." Iribrarian 3. Cometeer Staff 4, Home Economics Club 1-Z, G.A.A. 1. DALE R. FEVER "Better to be happy than to be wise." Basketball 2, Cheer Leader' 3, F.F.A. Minstrel 2, Boys' Chorus 3-4, F.F.A. 1-2-3-4. Pep Club 2-3. MARY RITA BARCLAY "Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers." 'l'ransl'er. Student Council 3- 4. Student Council V. Pres. I. Vivtory Council V. Pres. 4, Band 2-IS-4. Bond Concert 3, Spring Conf-wrt 2-3-4, Mu- sic Preliminaries 2-3-4, Re- porter Staff 3-4, Comets-er Staff 4, "Campus Quaran- tine" 3, "A Mind of Her Uwn" 4. "Amerie-a for Me" 2, Christmas Sing 3, Mixed Chorus 2-3-4. Girls' Chorus 2-3-4, Mixtd Chorus Avuum- panist 4. Girls' Quartet 2-33- 4. Dance Hand 2-3, G.A.A. -I, Mixed Of-tet 3, County Mu- sic Contest 4. NORMA L. CAMPBELL "We're born to be happy, all of us." Transfer. l.ihrar'ian 3, Com- ets-er Staff 4, "A Mind of Her Own" 4, Girls' Chorus 3-4. Christmas Sing 3-4, Bond Convert 3, Biology Club 4 C' XA 'B 4 , 1.1. ..-. PAUL C. COX "Ripenil5g in perfect in- nocence." Basketball 2. Football 1-2-3- 4, Come-teer Staff 4, Boys' Chorus 3--l. F,F.A. l-2-3-4. EDSON DRESSLER "I do but sing because I must." lioys' Vocal l-2-3-4, Report- er Staff 4, "Campus Quaran- tine" 3, "A Mind of Her Own" 4. F.F'.A. Minstrel 2, ' ' G y p s y 'l'r0ubador" 1, "AmeriDa for Me" 2. Band 1, Mixed Chorus l-2-3-4, Boys' Cholus l-2-3-4, Boys' Septet 2. Boys' Quartet 3. Mixed Octet 3-4, Christmas Sing 3- 4, Frenczh Club 2. DEAN W. FEVER "A lord of large experi- ence." I-Tasketball 2, RF..-X. Min- strel 2. "America for Me" 2, Boys' Chorus 3-4. Christmas Sing 3-4, Pop Club 2-3, F.F. A l " 'S 4 DORTHY W. GEEDING "She is a mirror of all courtesy." Transfer, Home Economics Club 4. WILBUR G. HARTMAN "For courage mounteth with occasion." Baseball 4. Track 3-4. Foot- ball 3-4, Basketball 4, F.F.A. 1-2-3-4. BILL KIRKTON "He has a work, a life purpose." Transfer, Music Contest 3. Football 3-4 lco-captain 4l, Basketball 3, Track 3-4, Com- eteer Staff 4, "Campus Quar- antine" 3. Boys' Chorus 3-4, Mixed Chorus 3-4, F.F.A. 3-4. JOHN D. MALCOM Uvariety is the spice of life." Class Pres. 1-2-3, Class Vice Pres. 4, Student Council 1-2- 3. Pres. of District Student Council 3. Victory Council 3- 4, Football 1-2-3-4 Cco-cap- tain 47, Basketball 1-2-4 Coo- captain 45. Track 1-2-3-4. Baseball 1-4. Cheer Leader 3, Reporter Staff 4, Cometeer Staff 4, "Campus Quaran- tine" 3, "A Mind of Her Own" 4, "America for Me" 2. F.F.A, Minstrel 2. Mixed Chorus 3-4, Boys' Chorus 3, Christmas Sing 3-4, Pep Club 3, F.F.A. 1-2-3-4. EILEEN MOOL "She Is as kind as she is fair." Band 1-2-3-4, Band Librarian 4, Basketball Contest 3, Li- brarian 3, Cometeer Staff 4, Girls' Chorus 3-4, Christmas Sing 3-4, Home Ec. Club 1-2, G.A.A. 3-4, Spring Concert 1 2 4 BARBARA HANY "Sweet reasonableness." Transfer, Librarian 4. Com- eteery Staff 4, "A Mind of Her Own" 4, "Campus Quar- antine" 3, Christmas Sing' 5,4Girls' Chorus 3-4, G.A.A. JUNE JOHNSON "A face with gladness overspreadf' Basketball Contest 3, "Amer- ica for Me" 2, "Gypsy Troub- ador" 1, Christmas Sing 3-4, Girls' Chorus 1-2-3-4, G.A.A. l-2-3-4, Pep Club 13. ELAINE C. LAMPE "Light and life be thine forever." Band 1-2-3-4, Music Contest 3-4, Bond Concert 3, Spring Concert l-2-4, Ilibrarian 1-2- 3-4, Cometeer Staff 4, "A Mind of Her Own' 4, F.F.A. Minstrel 2, "Gypsy 'l'rouba- dor" l, 'tAmeriva for Me" 2, Girls' Chorus l-2-3-4, Mixed Chorus 2-3-4, Pep Club 3, G. A.A. 1-2-3-4. LYLE R. MCWILLIAMS "He hath a daily beauty in his life." Student Council 4, Victory Council 4, Band 1-2-3. Base- ball 1-4, Football 3-4, Basket- ball 3-4, Track 1-2-3-4, Spring Concert 1-2. MARY C. 0'CONNER "Age cannot wither her, nor customs stale her in- finite variety." Class Sec'y-'l'reas, 1-3, D.A. R, 4, Band l-2-3-4 tSec'y 3- 43, Victory Council 3, Stu- dent Council 1-2, Reporter Staff 3. Cometeer Staff 4, "Campus Quarantine" 3, "A Mind of Her Own" 4, "Gyp- sy 'l'roubador" l. "America for Me" 2, Cheer Leader I-2- 3, Girls' Chorus 1-2-3-4, G.A. A. 1-2-3-4 lV. Pres. 31, Pep Club 1-2-3 fSeC-'y 23, Christ- mas Sing 3-4. Spring' Con- cert 2-4, Basketball Contest 1-2-3, Mixed Chorus l-2-3-4, Bond Concert ll, Extemp, Speech Contest 4. JOHN W. OLTMAN "Silence has become his mother tongue." Track 3-4, Baseball 4. MARY K. PFISTER "Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep." Transfer, Band 3-4, Dance Band 3, Bond Concert Vic- tory Council 4, Reporter Staff 4, Cometeer Staff 4, "A Mind of Her Own" 4. Girls' Chorus 4, Christmas Sing 4, G.A.A. 4, Spring Concert 4. AGNES M. ROBERTS "Nothing ill can dwell in such a temple." Reporter Staff 4, Cometeer Staff 4, "Campus Quaran- tine" 3, "America for Me" 2, Gills' Chorus 1-2-3-4, "Gypsy Troubador" 1, Christmas Sing 3-4, G.A.A. 3-4. Home lic, Club 1-2-3-4. GENE STEFFEN "And gladly would he learn." Class Pres. 4, Pres. Student Council 4. Pres. Victory Council 4, Sec'y F.F.A. 4, V. Pres. F.F.A. 3, Student Coun- cil 3-4, Victory Council 3-4, Reporter Staff 3, Cometeer Staff 4, "Campus Quaran- tine" 3, "A Mind of Her Own" 4, Pep Club 3, F.F.A. 1-2-3-4. DOROTHY A. YAMBERT "HumiIity like darkness re- veals the heavenly lights." "America for Me" 2, "Gypsy 'l'rouh:1dor" l. Girls' Chorus 1-2-3-4, Christmas Sing' 3, Home EC. Club 1-2-3-4. i " Y JERRY PFISTER "Brevity is the soul of wit." 'l'rzuisl'er, Class Sec"y-'l'r 4. Hnselmll 4. els M. DUANE RICE "Hitch your wagon to a star." Reporter Staff I-il-4 tlfld. 45, T'l'ac'k l-2-3-4, L' 0 IH e t Q 9 1- Staff 4. "f'2lYI"lllllS Quaran- tine" Zi, "AIYlt'l'li'2l for Me" 2, Mixed Chorus 2, Noir lwiisflllil. F.F.A. Minstrel 2, Extemp. Speeeh Contest 4, MARILYN M. SHAFFER "But change cannot touch her." Rand Queen 2, Band 1-2-3-4, Dain:-e Rand 2-3, Vivo-Pres. District Home ICO. Club 3, linsketball Contest 3, Re- porter Stuff 4. Cometeer Stuff 4, "Campus Quaran- tine" 3. "Ame-rivn for Me" 3, Girls' Chorus 2-4, Christmas Sing 4. Home lilo, Club 1-2-3, G..-LA. Il-4, Spring Concert l-2-4, Hond Convert, 3. LOIS WADSWORTH "Where joy forever dwells." Band V. Pres. 4. Hand 2-Il-4. Musiv Contest 3-4, Lilarurinn 4, Reporter Stuff' 4. Cometeer Stuff 4, "A Mind of Her Own" 4. "America for Me" 2, "Gypsy 'l"l'Ul.lllZldUl"' 1. Christmas Sing' 3-4, Girls' Chorus 1-2-3-4, Mixed Chorus 3-4, Home Ev. Club l-Z. CLA. A.4 1-2-3-4. Spring Convert -i RETA E. ZEHR "Who saw life steadily and saw it whole." Rand 3-4. Dzlnc-e Hand 3. Bond Convert 3, Reporter Staff 4. Cometeer Staff 4, Home Ev. Club l-2-3-4 tPres. 33. G.A.A. l-4, Spring Con- vert 4. SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY My friends, we are gathered here today to witness the launching of a ship and also to renew friendships of days past. Here, over the azure waters of Panola Hole, with a background of weeds, mud and the water tower, I, Mr. Stephen Claggett, present principal of E.T.H.S., gaze upon the smil- ing faces of the Senior Class of 1944. I think of you as the ones who used to tease me when I came out to school at 3:30. To- day I am proud to have with us all you celebrities who have really become famous in the world. June Johnson voted "Miss Panola Hole of 1959" by all of Panola's 23 inhabitants, will Christen the ship MARSI DOATS at the launching with Eau de Galore Perfume. Lyle McWilliams has stopped off for a few hours with his all-girl rhythm band and will entertain us with a bit of boogie- woogie on the tonette. Although we have a few entertainers, we also have many people who are now famous in other phases of life. Norma Campbell has just won the Pulitzer Prize for her book, "A Tavern Grows in Kappa!!"g her first book was "The Germs You Get in a Kiss." Anne Burster, the famed flutist, post- poned a concert in which she was co- starred with Pagannini, to attend this re- union and favor us with her own arrange- ment of "Three Blind Mice." She is the champion flutist in the world, playing with mittens on her hands. Paul Cox appears regularly as one of the quiz kids. Since he lost all his teeth in a taffy-eating contest he talks like a six- year-old who has lost his baby teeth. Barbara Hany, the radio singer on sta- tion CORN, has decided to accept a movie contract. Reta Zehr designs all her gowns. Reta has become famous for her new drape shape. The slogan of her shoppe is "A drape for your shape with no red tape." Mary Rita Barclay has just composed her own arrangement of "The Poet's and the Pheasant's Overshoesf' which she will play after giving her own rendition of "Anchors and Whey" in honor of the oc- casion. Duane Rice has finally come into his own as an orator. He won a contest last month because he could talk longer than anyone else without saying anything. That charming couple, Wilbur Hart- man, and his lovely wife, the former Miss Agnes Roberts, have become quite noted as the proud parents of quintuplets. The cocker spaniel given to them by Grandpa Snyder gave birth to five puppies. John Malcom, the famous comedian, just returned from touring Europe to per- form for royalty. He returned much sooner than he expected. It seems he put a thumb tack on the throne of a Bulgarian king as a practical joke. Since Frank Sinatra ruined his sweet tenor voice by singing "Speak Low" too much and changing it to bass, Edson Dress- ler has taken over his program, bobby socks and all. Do the girls swoon!! Dorothy Geeding, a member of the Women's Crusaders, is now crusading for bigger and better mail boxes. Her co- worker is Marilyn Shaffer, who has de- signed postage stamps in six delicious flavors. Art Cooper has revolutionized the stocking world with his new leg paint. The leg paint is mixed with Sterno. Keeps your legs warm in cold weather. Miss 'Elaine Lampe travels with him for demonstra- tion purposes. That famous chemistry sleuth, Esther Allison, has just discovered a new process for making kleenex out of old exam papers. Senator Willis Kirkton has just added the 22nd amendment to the Constitution, "The Rights of-the Married Man." Gene Steffen, when not working in his pogo stick factory works for Walt Disney. He models for "Superman Meets the Wolf Girlf, The Wolf Girl is the former Lois Wadsworth. Elizabeth Coyle is now a real celebrity in the theatrical world. Her stage name is Lizzy Belle and she recently starred in "For Whom the Belles Toil." Dean and Dale Fever are becoming quite well educated and expect to advance in digging flower beds. They have been attending a large number of schools, the latest being "Madame Lombi's Rhumba School." Mary K. Pfister is a soprano in the Metropolitan Opera Company. Her aria in the "Merchant of Venice" will be "Super Suds' or "It All Comes Out in the Wash." CContinued on page 465 LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT We, the Class of '44 of E1 Paso Township High School, being of sound f?J mind and disposing memory, do hereby make, declare, and publish this, our Last Will and Testa- ment, hereby revoking all former wills, bequests, and devises of whatever nature by us made. We do hereby will and bequeath to the Faculty our sincere gratitude and apprecia- tion for their splendid assistance and guidance and the innumerable sacrifices made for us during our years in high school. To the class of '45 we do hereby will and bequeath the following: I, Esther Allison, do bequeath my classy chassis to some Junior lassie. I, Arthur Cooper, leave my two days growth of whiskers to Bill Altum to do with what he pleases. , Anne Burster, leave the boys' chorus theckl to Shirley Burroughs, you lucky girl. n-4 I, Norma Campbell, leave 1ny sister to carry on in my place. I, Mary Rita Barclay, do will and bequeath my solo place as the only girl in the aero- nautics class to Joan Cleary, the only girl in physics class. I, Paul Curtis Cox, leave my soberness to Jim Corbitt. I, Elizabeth Coyle, leave my shy disposition to Maxine Chapman. Edson Dressler, leave my fine he-man physique to Virgil Krug. gr 9 U 217 .. CD F9 Z5 Q- U CD S0 5 W CD 4 CD :S 5 N 4 CD U' '4 PF D' CD U' N O FI' D- O O T FV' 'J' CD 2 D9 '4 2 CD O P7 E CD 5. I, Dorothy Geeding, leave my history book to Beverly Lape, who simply loves the stuff. I, Barbara Hany, leave-'bye now. I, Wilbur Hartman, leave my three years of shyness to Jim Davis and may he benefit by them in years to come. I, June Johnson, leave my typing ability to Betty Hynes. I, Bill Kirkton, leave my tall tales and honesty at cards to Don Gordon. I, LeRoy Pinkham, left-you poor guys have to wait until May. l, Mary K. Pfister, leave my come hither brown eyes to-wait a minute-I may need them myself. I, Elaine Larnpe, leave my stale gum, size of a plum on my drum, want 'em Roberta? I, Marilyn Shaffer, do will and bequeath my popularity to Ma1'cella Shoemaker. I, Tinker O'Connor, bequeath my peaches and cream complexion to any girl striving for the Ivory look. I, Eileen Mool, leave my jitterbug dancing ability to Kitty Lou Eastman. I, Lois Wadsworth, leave my cornet-period! I, Reta Zehr, leave my dependability to future committee chairmen. I, Dorothy Yambert, leave my name-someone will pL1t it down in history. I, Jerry Pfister, leave my ability to go around a corner on 115 wheels to Gene Savoie, who can only do it on 2-so far. I Lyle McWilliams, leave my ability to get kicked out of study hall to Ken Burroughs, 1 who runs a close second. I, John Oltman, leave Joan Pierce in care of John Everett, but be careful, Johnny. I, Duane Rice, leave my "little black book" iminus a few prospectsy to Claire Lyons. I, John Malcom, leave my presidencies to Bill Tipler. ' I, Agnes Roberts, leave my shorthand speed to Margaret Fenton. I Gene Steffen, leave a trail of broken hearts behind me. Witnessed by Mary Rita Barclay. Tinker O'Connor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth day of May, A. D. 1944. CSEALJ Margaret A. McCue. 15 JUNICRS ' ' ' Stands-Play-Prom JUNIOR OFFICERS lilC'llAlCl7 HAINICS , , , , , Sl4'l'L'l2llj"'I'l4'2lSlll'k'I' HILL 'I'll'l.lClL, ,,,,,, , ,,,, , ,,,, ,I'ri-siqh-ni IX l'IRlC'I"l' Ql'lR.XM, , Studi-nl f'Hllllt'll HG.-XHl'l'l' I-'PIN'l'UN, , Slllllvlli i'nuliL'iI In 1941, 45 green fresh- men entered high school. We'll never forget the fate- ful day of initiation-all in all, we will never forget our freshman year! The next year we came back eager to get started on another year with an eye toward making it a bet- ter year. And we did! Then at last our greatest dream has been fulfilled- We are upperclassmen! With Miss Cloney and Mr. Fer- guson as sponsors we had a very successful year. First imr: .funn Ulvaxry. Luis Coyle, lrmimi .lime Agnew, Sliirlvy liurrouglis, Mary lmilism- XV:nlswurlli. Mlm vxkiik, lxlZllg'2ll't1l Fenton. Si-1-uiirl row: Mr. l'lk"l'2.ZllS1lll. Iii-x'w1'ly llus-4--I, Kitty Lou lfiaslinuli, Isuln-Ile Yolz. Hu lnrlu lNI4'l'mili1-y, Maxim- illlilllfllilll. lion-ily lmpv, Ruth XYilSull. Arminln l'1l'2lkl'S. ltitzi .I. Kirby, Miss Vlunm Ihirrl row: Kulliryu S4-In-itz. lXI:urwlIzi SilUIllilk4'l'. llerniv- llzxysv. Nnrrnzl I-'il-sv, John Iflrvimll. Vlslire liymis. 411 nn vuio, In-11 l'I'isu-r. Virgil Kriigx, lic-lly Jn Ilym-s, lin-tlv Nrwkirk, Idtlwl Sturm. I.:1,x'm'm- tlzlrrvls. Fourth rovs ilu-ri Few-i'. Iiylv Milla-r. limi llurilmi. 1114-im Sparks. Nl'Il'Ylll ifllldillbll. Iiill 'I'iplvr, Alvin Yuf.1'4-l, .lim Davis, .Il orbilt. Ifl1'llJll'll ilnimis, Mmili- Limlsoy. K+-nm-th Ii1ll'l'U1lQl'lIS. ICU-11-lt Quirnm. Nut in pivtiiiw-, Virginia Imthl 16 SOPHOMORES ' - War Stamps - Sports - Champs SOPHOMORE OFFICERS HYIIHN INUNZIG l'ri-siilent FIIIGIHPNNA IZISHHI' Yim--l'i'i-siciifxii lll+Il.lill.X N1lll'l'll S1vw-tail3'-'l'i'ezis11i'vl' lll"l'Il S'l'H'l'I.lCl! Stull:-nl t'ounvil ln September of 1942 fifty-nine freshmen wzinclerecl t i m i ml l V zironncl the lmlls. VVe soon over- came this timiclness. Oni' officers were l.loy1l Haber, presiilentg Ii2ll'bRl'ZL Cryer, vice- presiilentg .loan Roth, secretary- trensnrer, llnlli Sloller was onr stnrlent c-onnoil member and Miss Salmon onr class sponsor. As Sophomores, fifty-six en- rolled zind we Curried on as ns- nal, buying war stamps every week-liaving two parties, ax hay ride and zz sledding party. llyron llonze was president.: Fl'6li0llll1l Bishop, vice-presidentg Delorzi North, secretzL1'y-t1'easn1'- er. Ilntli Stotler, onr student council member, was 21 hold-over and Miss Salmon was our spon- sor again, I-'irsl row: Bliss Gilrlns, Alzirjoriv Alvlbonvll. .lozin liolli. lin-lyn l!ri1lg.g'1-s, lhirlwirzi 1'ryi-r, Shirley Qun lilllil Stolli-V. I41lill2llXl2iil'HIH, l-'lwwloliiizi liislmlr, l"i'ziii1-ws Il:ix'vi1pm't. 1Xl'iL'llA' XX'ilk--y, Bliss Silillliill. Miss 'l'vnriLk Siwoiirl row: In-lorzi North. lmnnzi Vaiiiipln-ll. Ya-rn Sm-nit. llnth Tziylor. lin-tty Altnni. lXiZIl'3.l'2ll'l'l lingll. Maury ln iight. Mziry l':i11lini- Ile-rgr. Joyw- Sliziffi-r. .lzini-I linlli l'inkli.z1m, Virginia llnysa-, I-ltln-I Maiior. Kzillilm-en Hzircliy 'I'liir4l row: linssf-l 'Vrnnni-l, Lloyd ltzilu-r. Waiyni- llnri-ouLglis', Hill Allnm. l,l-roy XY:-ssl-l, Walton Volz, lion H41 ln-xvis XXX-sswl, Furl Ili-eel. llill Nolirifn, llyrun llonzi-, liic-liziril Pinkhzini, llill i:lll'l'UlIl-l'ilN, .I+-rry M1-XYillinn1s. lfol row: l.loy1l llzulu-r, XY:1llziw-l4'iLx'4'i'. lion llzilris, liolwrt lI1-iiilu-iisinn-yaw. Hom- S1-ln-rtz. Hill l'oorlu:in,a:'li, lienni 1 Wvssf-I, llill Imvis. lioliert Ss-lirzirnm. l'lit't'or1l Knoll. lin-rnnril Ullman, lim-nm-lli llziny, llyli-'l'oml1l. Not in pie Iffzirl Kin-lil:-i', Iililnai Stem-kmzin, llnwlim-I Wampum-1', Milelri-il XVvlvlv, l'Irm:i NVilkn-y. 17 FRESHMEN ' - - Initiation - Parties - Promotion FRESHMAN OFFICERS VVe began school on Sept. 3, with an enrollment of 68 happy Freshmen. Of Course we had to suffer the Initiation Day arrang- ed by the upperclasses-but ev- eryone had a hilarious time, and by the looks of it, we all pulled out of it all right! Our first party was a hobo picnic in Duncan's timber. We had a skating party at the rink in Bloomington on Friday, April 14th. Everyone en- joyed it very much, and to Mr. Snyder's surprise, we looked pretty good the following Mon- day. During the year our class mm. wii,s'r,,,, ,, ,HW , ,, , W ,p,1.Hi.1,,,11 has bought war sLampS COI1tiI1- XVAl,'l'lfIl-L I'l4'lS'l'l'Ili , , , Vim--l'1'nsEdl-lit ually, 10 help Uncle Sam and SHARON Ul.'I'lXlAN,,,, ,, St'l'l'tltll'Y"i'lt'2lSllI'l'l' -- - , ' our t1 htin men. DORIS ANN XX AIJSXYQIIVIII-, W Fillllkdli C'UllllL'ii g g First row: Mr, Snydf-r. lirmn .lt-nn XVol-lflv. .lonn XYoll4-ns:lilzxgww, Joann lflxw-iw-lt, Sharon tlltmznn. Mildi Bigger, Alive XVohlt'vil. Al2ll',i2'2ll't'i Pinklizim, In-luris Nl-wkirk, Vt-Ima llnll, lit-tty Linilsay, lflle-amor Fenton, lu vile Pfister. I'eg.:'g'y In-tsiligi-1', llonnn Punkt-, th-vw-rly Vinw-nt. Miss 1'rmx'l1-x', S4-4-ond row: Miss Miles, .lt-:inn e Pflvlielln-l'ge1'. Doris Ann XV:ldswnrll1, liose-mary Ai-mstrong', Iona ll'ily,i-r, Ruth tlnrrl-ls, Marilyn l'fln-n-gn-t', lmnn Epps, Lois I'0tll'iI2Illf.fil. .Ioun Iinwym-11 .Ioan i,lt'l'4'l', lie-llin Ilziiln-V, lNlAzi'jrn'ii- Kingilcni, Ann Xhxllvrs, Ilonnn A strong. lderre-nic-e Wvsse-l. Third row: llivlizniwl Martin. Kzaywin Hlll'l'UllililS, Hill XV4-sl, Jim XVill2Siilll, lin-on Fr ers, Gene ICH. John lflnstmnn, Alll-n Svln-rlz, lioln-rl th-ing. lllilwnrcl Mnrlin. .Inv llzuny, livin- XYiIlu-y. liernil- He IT'lt'l'l. Franklin .lfvnr-s, lfonrtti row: lioln-rt XY4-In-lt, l,'lizn'l+-s Vox. .Invk XYilson. .lov Powvll, lflznl I.ong'mz1n. ii?ll0 Svott, XY:1lIer l'fistl-i'. l'ly1ln- l,l-tsing'vi'. .Iolin llaurvl-y. ll:-1-In-rl l'inkh:xni. llill Fonts, Not in lli4'llll'l'I Iflllgw-lie Ile e Dnnnlal Miller, Urvnl llnrtli. fiPl'1li1iilll' iit'll1'lll4'i, Ai'lm-no iiIll'iVVlL2', lNlnrilyn l't'Iw-gi-xt, Viviun Stn-vkrnnn, 18 X T H ei M .J ir ir 'lr ir 'lr ul' ir ir 'A' 'lr 'A' ir if i' ATIHIILIETIICS ir ir 'lr 'k ir i' 'lr i' ak 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A' 'lr I ..- lx: I TEAM SHOWS STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE Robert Ferguson took over the football squad at El Paso this year and did a wonderful job of coaching. He is pictured here with Malcom and Kirkton, this year's co-captains, and cap- tain-elect, Jim Davis. These boys and Coach Fer- guson are to be commended for the part they played this year in making it a successful football season for E.T.H.S. First row: K. l511l'l'0llI-l'llS, P. Cox in um 1 1 is 'N I 1 mson, XY. Hartman, l,. Pinkhzim. Simon: lm ii s I4 ljtillt-A 'VL Lindsey. li. IjUUl'l72lllgh. J, C'o1'l1itt. I Nu nn 0 anus nr 1 x msn essel. li. Davis. I.. Pfister, XV. Pfister FOOTBALL BOYS ENJOY GOOD SEASON tit El Paso ODDOHGM 19 LeRoy 7 0 Fairbury 7 19 Farmer City 6 40 Chenoa 6 7 Chillicothe 12 19 Washington 6 6 Eureka 0 110 Totals 44 - -kt-k Averages for Four Games Yards in Rushing Tries Average 1215 128 9.49 yds. Yds. on passes 30 21 15.71 yds. First Downs El Paso 50 Opponents-29 15:-.4 , I i The E.T.H.S. footballers won five and lost two games during the 1943 season. Seven lettermen reported for practice in September and formed the nucleus for the starting eleven. All eleven men stood out in each game and no one boy could be called the star. Kirkton, Malcom, Lindsey and Gordon made a formidable backfield for all opponents. Jim Davis was a standout at center and Gaines, Hartman, McWilliams and Cox were tough linemen. The climax of the season was the defeat of Eureka, 6-0, Armistice Day. This was their first defeat in 18 games and first El Paso win over Eureka since 1938. With a few breaks in the two games they lost, E.T.H.S. would have had an un- defeated season. , dx: l Xl.- 22 A - ,. .. WF 1m - w . 1 1 ilws, M4'Willia111s, NIZIICOIH, Coach Ferguson, Cox, Kingdom. Ilzxvis, ll.ul'i,111z111, Kirkton Gordon, Corbitt, Danze. Lindsey. 212 OUR BOYS ALSO SHOOT TO WIN ik SCHEDULE El Paso Opponents 18 U. High at E1 Paso 41 23 Washington at Washington 43 26 Chenoa at Gridley 43 iHoliday Tournamenty 32 Lexington at Griflley 12 tlfloliday Tournamentj 21 Chenoa at El Paso 25 30 Roanoke at El Paso 21 Gridley at Grirlley 16 Eureka at Eureka 26 Minonk at El Paso 21 Washington at El Paso 32 Washburn at Minonk 1County Tournamenty 28 Metamora at Metamora 15 Gridley at El Paso 19 Metamora. at El Paso 26 U. High at U. High 32 Chenoa at Chenoa 29 Roanoke at Roanoke 31 Minonk at Minonk 30 Eureka at El Parso 28 Lexington at Lexington 36 U. High at Chenoa fRegional Tournarnentj ak Frosh-Soph Tournament at Lexington El Paso Opponents 28 Colfax at Lexington 30 Lexington at Lexington 17 Gridley at Lexington 1943-44 was a building year in basketball at El Paso. With little experience on hand, Coach Bowers started the season with three seniors: Lyle McWilliams, John Malcom and Wilbur Hart- man. The remainder of the squad were under- classmen. These three seniors and Don Gordon, Monte Lindsey, Bill Poorbaugh, Bill Nohren, and Lloyd Raber gave some mighty fine accounts of themselves during the latter part of the season. The second team made up of underclassmen played five ball games all season, winning their share of games and improving all the way. The Frosh-Soph team, playing together for the first time after the regular season ended, par- ticipated in an eight-team invitational tourney at Lexington and came home with the second place trophy. In the inter-class tourney the Sophomores de- feated the Juniors 22 to 19 in the championship game after a torrid battle. Prospects are excep- tionally bright for the future at El Paso. Mr. Bowers, Donnie Bowers, Lloyd Haber, Bill Nohrt-n, Dun llortlon. John lVIziIf'om. Kenneth Burroughs. Monte Lindsey, Iiyli- Mc'Xl'illi:1ms. .lim fYUl'llltt, XVilbur 1l2ll'lY'll1lll. Bill l'oo1'bziL1gh. 24 if QE a -c f .Q ,EGM ,st VN 12:1 -,Z Kiki a... w Q55 . ,: f sv Raber, Malcom, Corbitt, H?LI'tH1iL11, POJ1'b2tllgh, Gordon, Blll'1'0llghS, Lindsey Nohren, Coach Bowers, McWilliams. 25 - K 4 .i K 1 M M SECOND TEAM Kaywiu Burroughs, Byron Douze, Gene Savoie, Bill Davis, Mr. Bowers, Jim Davis Walter Pfister, Lyle Miller, Bill Burroughs. FRESH MAN-SOPHOMORE TEAM First row: Bill Burroughs, Lloyd Rztber, liyrou Douze, Hill Poorbaugh, Bill Nohren Kaywiu Burroughs. Second row: Hill Davis, Mr. Bowers, VValter Pfister. 26 TRACK Coach Bowers' track squad, though hamp- e1'ed by bad weather, have been working diligently and were successful in trimming Eureka talways toughj in their first meet fill to 59. The loss of Bill Kirkton to the armed services following the first meet will sorely be felt. There are some promising under- classmen out and opponents are going to find El Paso hard to beat. BASEBALL EI Paso boys welcomed the revival of baseball this spring, and any lack of ex- perience is most certainly being made up for in spirit. Coach Ferguson's boys have played but one game to date against an ex- perienced Washburn team, and were de- feated 9 to 0. With a little experience these fellows will make it tough for the opposition. PHYSICAL FITNESS IS ESSENTIAL In addition to a complete schedule of inter- scholastic sports, each boy not out for varsity sports is required to take physical education five days a week. The P. E. program is divided into three divisions including outdoor, indoor, and swimming pool activities. The outdoor program is carried on in the fall and spring and generally consists of ten minutes of calisthenic exercise each day and fifteen min- utes of marching two or three days a week, The -.sizsgt boys run long distances in Indian file and par ticipate in competitive sports such as touch foot ball and soccer. In the gymnasium provision is made for sev eral additional activities such as rope climbing obstacle courses, wrestling. boxing, and basket ball. The boys also make good use of the swim ming pool. A physical fitness test has been set up includ ing tests for speed, endurance and ability. -V, Joan Cleary, Rita J. Kirby, Delora North. Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Five big loud cheers for El Paso High Schools spirit this year. Our new cheer leaders, elected by student body vote, really had them yelling the roof off. Dime Dances were a big success and we were able to raise enough money to purchase new cheer leader uniforms for next year. The dances were held in the Don't lose any of your pep ov gymnasium after basketball games. er the vacation. We'll be counting on your loyal support again next yeaI'. G.A.A. PROGRAM INCLUDES-HIKES-CAMP-BANQUET Keeping in tune with the times, the G.A.A. started the year with a hike to Kirby's home for a wiener roast. Each old member invited a girl who wished to join. This year we have 50 active mem- bers. This year the G.A.A. will send two members from the group to East Bay Camp at Bloomington. The girls sponsored the show "Forever and a Day" at the local theater to obtain the money. November 18th the annual football banqu et was held in the high school. The entire squad, coach, faculty, and members attended. There w present and it was a big success. ere 72 The organization has had various other parties and socials throughout the year and in general has had a successful year. G.A.A.-First row: Msirgaret Ft-nlmi 1l'rm-sidontj, Joan Ulvary 1Sc-vretary-trcasurerl. Lucile Pfister Rita Barclay, F'rs-clonnsi Bishop, Marilyn Shaffer, llrrris Ann Nl'!ldSNV0l'lh, lVlargai'et Pinkham. Barbara llrver '. Mary . Shar- on Ultman, Betty liinclsay. Sm-cond row: Miss Uluney, Joan ltuth, Tinker 0'l'or1iim', Barbara. Hany. Mary K. Pfist- er, Mary Louise XVaclsWorth. Ami VValtn-rs, lX1arjnrie Kingdnn. lim-ttie liarbvr, Beverly l.ape. Ruth Stotle-r. June Johnson, Lois XVadsworth, Kathleen Harvlay. lfllezinor Ft-ntun. Joan XV0llensf-hlager. Third row: Joan Everett, Norma Campbell. Agnes Roberts, Isabel Volz. Maxine Cliullmfllh RPMI Zvhh Pllilillf' lklmllih Bvfly Jo HYHOS- Brill' Ncwkirk, Mary lCnrig'ht, llunna Campbell, Iona llilgor, Bm-tty Altum. Rosemary Armstrong. Shirley Burroughs. Fourth row: Dr-lora North. Joan l'ier0m-. Eileen Mool. Ethel Stortz, Kathryn Sc-hertz, Anne Rurster, Donna Epps, Mary Pauline Berg, Marcella Shomaker, Ruth VlYllStlll, Joycw- Shaffer. Janet Ruth Pinkham. Rita J. Kirby. 28 Q if 'A' 4114'- 135g Q -C7 ini' 'A' wi' 'k 'A' 'lr 'A' 'A' if ul' 'A' 'A' 'A' i' 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A' ACTIIVIITIIIES abil., ll x 'Wx 1 3 xj Q X' A nnan- 'A' 'A' 'k if uk 'A' if 'A' 'lr i' 'A' ak uk 'A' if COUNCILS - Student and Victory The S'I'lTDICN'l' COUNCIL of 1943-44 sponsored the animal Homecoming for E.T.H.S. students and alumni. They also sponsored three dances, which were held after basketball games to further a fund to purchase uniforms for the cheer leaders. The Council, under the guidance of Miss Salmon as faculty adviser, arranged other activities in- cluding the all-school parties, the purchase of records for the victrola for noon dancing, secur- ing movie films to be shown in assembly meet- ings, and the dancing classes held at noon, to teach bashful boys and girls to dance. Council members have also always been on hand to assist during sports events and other pro- grams held at the school. The VICTORY COUNCIL has not been idle while the Student Council worked. This Council, with the aid of faculty members, Miss Cloney, Miss Salmon, and Mr. Ferguson, sponsored a. VVar Bond Rally in an assembly meeting during which a skit was given by members of the Council. Members also presented a patriotic assembly-a tableau was given portraying the different eras and the American way of life. The programs were given to encourage and to stress the buying of war stamps and bonds. A lllflfi, Stamp Drive as a contest between classes was carried out with great success, STUDENT COUNCIL fl'pper Picture! Seated: Miss Salmon, Mary Rita Iiarclay, Gene Steffen. liill Tip- lvr. Standing': liill XYest. Ruth Stntler. lflverett Quiram, Ilymn llunze. Lyle IXII-XVillizuns. Ibm-is Ann XY:ulswtn'tli, M-irgaret lnlllllllll. VICTORY COUNCIL tlluwer Pl1'flll't'l"lWI'. FL'Iig'lSUll. Miss Cluney. .lolin Itlals-om. Mary Ritz: lg2ll'l'lily. Mary K. Pfister. llutli Statler, Doris Ann XVadsvvnrth, Kathleen Harclaty. Itlzirgaret Fenton. Miss Salmon, Hymn llunze, lion ilmwlun. Walter Pfister. .llill West, lC'x'ere-tt Quirain, liill Tipler, tiene Steffen, llyle ltlt-Williams. ETHS STAFFS WORK HARD Our COMETEER staff, in the hope of bringing The E.T.H.S. REPORTER has had a busy year the boys a ,little close to home, has tried to in- also. VVe have tried to include articles in our pa- clude in our book things that will be of interest per of special interest to the boys in the service, to our fighting friends. Vile have dedicated our as we have been sending copies to the boys who book to the boys in service and with the coopera- are former students. ion of the t ' ' l ' h' ' ' . t L owubpeop 8 We 'We bent an annual As usual we have challenged the Juniors to see to each boy In the Sewlce who graduated from if they can produce a better paper than ours. E.T.H.S. in the past four years. COMETEER STAFF tl'pner Picture! A-Editor, Anno liurstt-rg Assistant Editor. Gene Steffvng Business Manager. l'Tstht1r Allisong l'atron llist, liill Kirkton, Paul Vox. liois XVa4lsworlh. Mary li. Pfister: Subscriptions. Elaine llampe. Reta Ze-hr: l'liotog'rapl1y, Mary Rita Barclay, Agnes ltolmvrtsi Athletics, .lohn Malcom: Ulasses and Activities, Norma C'ampla1ll, llarbara llany, lfllizalxe-th t'o5'lt-3 Typists, 'I'inkt-r U't'onnor. Marilyn Shaffer, l'I'ilt-en Mool, Duane Rice, Juno .lohnsong Faculty Advisers. Miss Mn-t'ne. Mr. liowt-rs. E.T.H.S. REPORTER STAFF tllowvr Pin-turel --Etlitor, lluanv liireg Assistant lfltlitor. Marilyn Shaffer: Art. Mary Rita llarrlay, Agnes Roberts: llurnor, Rein Ze-hr: Feature Writer, Edson Ilresslerz Sports. John Mal- colm: 'l'3'nists, Lois XVadsworth, Anne liurstl-r, Mary K. l-'fisterg Faculty Sponsor. Miss McCue. 32 A SCHOOL OF WILLING WORKERS The HOME EC CLUB initiated sixteen new members at a candlelight service last fall. Rally day at Minonk was attended by twelve members of the local club, and one of our members, Delora North, was elected president of the district. The St. Patrick's Day tea in honor of the girls' mothers, was a gay social highlight of the season. Members of the F'.F.A. met on the first Friday of each month throughout the year. At the first meeting the boys pledged themselves to help in the war effort by buying war stamps and bonds at the school booth and by helping in numerous other ways. HOME ECONOMIC CLUB 1l'pp4-r Pir't11r'n-H--l"i1'st row: Miss Miles, Joan lflvt-1'vtt. Iiutli Stotlvr, Delorzl North gSecfretaryJ. Mary ldnright, lfllaine Ilanine. Inna llilster, llvlora Newkirk. H1-liie liarber, Arlvinf XYilkvy tllresidentl. Second row: Joan XYollm-nsvlilager, .lm-aiu-tt' liic-ln-llw1'g'n r. lh-tty Lindsay. Marilyn l'lll-1-,zen lhmna Epps, Rf-ta Zehr. Hotty Nr-wkiik, llortliy tleeiling, lhnwmlliy Xv2llUll6'l'l, Marjmwiv lXl1-Ilmnwll 4Vive-l'1'1-siiluiit1. 'l'liird row: Velma Hall, l'I'dna Mzilvoni, Agm-s Rolwrts. Ilutli 'l'aylor, Hn-tty ixlllllll rlta-poi-tmwl, .Innvt Ruth Vinkliam. Mar- jorie Kingxdon. Elma N1-wkirk. F. F. A. ilmwer l,11't111'vr--l"irs1 row: Virg.g'il Krug l'I'l'm:is11r+-rl, liar! ldllljllllilll, liill Kirlcton, 411-nv Steffen 4Se1-r'eIal'yr, John lvlalumm. Jim Uorbiti, lixm-wit Quiram 1l'i'+-simleiitr, Ray l:Ilkl'l'. Mr. Sliynlvr. Sw-oml row: llall- Fvvvr, Robert lie-rg'. l.yln- 'l'nd4l, Roller! lil'lllkl'llSTl'll'X1'l', iiill 'l'i1wl4-r. l':nul Vox. lllllwalwl Martin, lim-rn:i1'd Uliman. HL-rnie Kemmert, Illl'hi2lI'll Martin, liussel 'l'runn4-l. 'I'liird row: XY:xllzuw lfuw-1'. Lyle Mills-r, Hman l"wv1-r 1XY:ltvli 170553, Robert l"t-x'er, ills-nn Sparlis. livin- S1-ln-rlz. Nanrvin lilllfqllilll 1Yin--l'1'esi4lv1ilP, lion llzirris, t'lifI'nl'd Knoll, John Ultman. ' . -f -ZS? . f -- 1 as i I Miss Tendick NEARLY T0 BED- EARLY TO RISE" On December Srd, the Junior class presented its annual play. The play, centered around the lives of the Fuller family, their problems and romances-and their life above the pet shop. Spanky, who is de- termined to marry Bobbie, and Jim who causes Marion some bad moments, add to the excitement of the story. Mr. Kirtchmeir, the pet shop owner, and Mr. Conkle, the flustered landlord, engage in much conversation-both amusing and sad. The play, which was directed by Miss Tendick, was Well received by a large audience. CAST Aunt Abbie., A, ,,,,....t,,,,,,,, ,,,i,,, M axiue Chapman Patsy Fullei ',,,,., ,,,,,,,..i. J oan Cleary Bobbie Fuller ',,,,.. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, J im Corbitt Marion Fuller ',,,,,, , ,,..,,,, Kathryn Schertz lflverett Fuller ,, ,,,,,,,,........ Gene Savoie Spanky Minuti .,,,, ,,,,,,, Shirley Burroughs .lim Griggs ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,, ,,,,,, Everett Quiram Laura Montgomery, ,,.,, .....,, M argaret Fenton Otto Kirtehrneil ',,,,,, , ,.,....,, Claire Lyons Mr. Coukle. .,,., ,, .,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,i,,, Bill Tipler Daisy Fairi'ax,, ,, ,,Ma1'cella Shomacher 34 MA MIND CF HER OWN" The Senior class, under the direction of Miss Tendick, presented a three-act comedy on April 28th. Originality of plot and skill of character portrayal provided an evening of delightful entertainment. Bunny's efforts to imitate everybody land the family in trouble that would be ser- ious if it vveren't so funny. A guest arrives who is important to a big deal Dad wants- at the same time Jessica comes posing as a woman of the world at the age of eighteen. Bunny tries to imitate Jessica, never dreaming that Jessica is after Steve. Tommie and Nettie plan to get rid of Jessica but all the tricks are played on Dad's important guest by mistake! This last production of the Seniors met with great response from the community. Jim Bartlett, in the construction business ..,,.i..,,,,,,,..,...,...,..,,,,,.,,,, Edson Dressler Delia Bartlett, his wife ,ii...,,,,,,....,.,, Anne Burster Bunny, their daughter .,,,., ,,,,,, M ary K. Pfister Tommie, their son .............,..... ....,.., J ohn Malcom 4 Nettie, another daughtei ',,... ...Tinker O'Connor l Lizzie, the maid ................... .......... E sther Allison Jessica Atwood, Bunny's guest ...........i........ Mary Rita Barclay Delphine Lindley. another of Bunny's guests ...........................i Elaine Lampe Steve Hendersongan admirer of Bunny .................,........................ Gene Steffen Hugh Randall, another admirei '......... ........ L yle McWilliams Carol Russell, the girl next door ...................... ....... B arbara Hany Miss Flora Fenwick, a naturalist .............................. Lois Wadsworth Mrs. Phelps, a contract,or's r wife ............................................ Norma Campbell 35 MUSIC FILLS AIR AS BAND, CHORUSES AND QUARTETTE PERFORM Music activities of the year all under the direction of Miss Vivian Gibbs were many and varied. The assembly program "Amer- ica Sings" was a pantomime with contin- uous background music by the choruses. A Christmas carol sing preceded by a pro- gram by the choruses put everyone into the Christmas spirit. The girls' chorus of seventy was accom- panied by Kathleen Barclay, the boys' chorus of twenty-five by Anne Burster, and the mixed chorus by Mary Rita Bar- clay. The girls' quartet, Barbara Cryer, Mary Rita Barclay, Joan Cleary, and Anne Bur- ster, appeared on programs at school and for local social affairs as did the girl's trio, Barbara Cryer, Ruth Stotler, and Kath- leen Barclay. The band of thirty members played and marched at football and basketball games. At one basketball game the large flag was unfurled in the spotlight as the band played "The Star Spangled Banner." The three baton twirlers, Sharon Oltman, Joan Everett, and Joan Wollenschlager, per- formed at the games. The band led the Halloween parade held uptown. Several girls are taking part in the dis- trict music contest in Peoria. Both the choruses and the band will give spring concerts. GIRLS! QUARTETKMM-y Rita Bal-Clay, Bm-, Lower picture: Joan, Sharon, and Joan. b, ., . . , . , 1 . . ' ' ala Clyei, Anne Bll1St6l, Joan Cleary. Upper picture: Tinker and Bob. , 3 M-- f 3 'Ya 9 M-' 5g113i"5 ws f- J wi 1 w Kg 25 E 433 ggi . X Q Qvgkkif F55 aff I S E 0 Q ff 522 5 33 5 Q 3 S' gf Q5 A S Q BIOLOGY CLUB-First row: Margaret Fenton lPresidenU, Maxine Chapman fSecl'e-taryi, Lois Coyle, Kathleen Barclay, Ruth YVilson, Donna Campbell, Han-lmra Cryer. Joan Roth. Shirley Quirfim. Virginia Huyse. Norma Campbell. Second row: Miss Cloney. Ruth Taylor, liyron Donze, Walton Volz. NVIIYYIG BUl'1'0llghS. Leo Pfister, Lewis Vllessel. Kenneth VVessel, Bill Davis, Bill Alium, Robert Schramm, Robert Fever. Bill Burroughs. Joyce Shaffer. Ruth Stotler, Elma Newkirk. 'l'hird row: Mary llouise Wllclswortll. Shirley Burroughs, Isabel Volz fVice-Presidentb, Delora North, Mary Enright, Kathryn Schertz, Bernice Hayse. Mary Pauline Berg. Norma Frese, Betty Jo Hynes, Betty Newkirk, Ethel Stortz, Roberta Mctfonkey, Arminta Frakes. Hetty Altum. Rita J. Kirby, Marjorie McDonell. Fourth row: Virgil Krug, Wfallace Fever, Bill Tipler, Kenneth Burroughs, Jim Corbitt, Monte Lindsey, Richard Gaines, Alvin Vogel, Marvin Kingdon, Kenneth Huny, Jerry McWilliams. JUNIOR RED CRCDSS MEMBERS MAKE AFGHAN, HOSPITAL AIDS One of the many activities in our high school this past year which deserves atten- tion and space in our yearbook is the Junior Red Cross. Its members have worked dili- gently on numerous projects. I The girls, under the splendid supervision of Miss Miles, have made a serviceable woolen afghan measuring 48x76 inches, which will be used in some hospital. In addition to the afghan, the girls have made five complete layettes. Each layette consists of twen- ty-three articles of infant clothing. The boys, directed very ably by Mr. Bowers, have contributed materially to the year's output of hospital needs. Lewis Wessel and Alvin Vogel each made a folding bed- side table, and Walton Volz made a reading rack. Whenever the need has arisen and whatever the need has been, the El Paso Junior Red Cross has been right there ready to do its bit. , 38 'A' 'A' 'A' uk 'A' 'A' i' 'k 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A' NAC'-X N19 M IF IE A wr U IR 15 S 'A' 'k 'A' 'K' 'A' 'k ir 'I' i' 'lr 'k 'A' 'k i' FA' i' i' . NF!! Q S ,,, I 'iff' ' W A' ex. QI0 ' jg 'A' 'A' 'A' 'A' September- 1 First Day of School. 17 Football at LeRoy. 24 Football with Fairbury, here. October- 1 Homecoming game with Farmer City, Homecoming Dance. 5 Freshman Party. 8 Football with Chenoa, there. 12-13 Six Weeks Tests. 14-15 Teachers' Institute. 22 Chillicothe, there. 29 Washington, here. November- 11 Eureka, here. 12 Victory Dance. 15 Kiwanis Football Banquet. 16 Senior Hay Ride. 18 G.A.A. Football Banquet. 19 All-School Party. 22 Home Ec.-F.F.A. Party. 23-24 Six Weeks Tests. 25-26 Thanksgiving Vacation. 29 Band Party. 41 December- 3 7 Junior Play. Basketball Game With U. High 21 Washington, there. 22 Christmas Vacation Begins. January- 3 End of Christmas Vacation 4 7 12-14 18 19 Chenoa, here. Roanoke, here. First Semester Tests. Minonk, here. T.B. Talk by Dr. Collins. 21 Washington, here. 24 T.B. Needle Test. February- 3 Gridley, here. 8 11 15 16 18 24-25 U. High, there. Chenoa, there. Roanoke, here. Senior Sled Party. Minonk, there. Six Weeks Tests. 42 March 1 State Police Safety Talk. 7 Band Party. 15 Pictures Taken for Annual. 18 Home Ec. Entertain Mothers. 22 V-Roy, the Magician, here. 24 All-School Party. April- 5- 6 Six Weeks Tests. 11 Preliminary Contest. 18 Track Meet with Eureka. 21 County Literary and Music Con test. 24 Triangular Meet with Washing- ton. 28 Senior Play. May- 5 County Track Meet. 6 Delavan Track Carnival. 9 Eureka Baseball Game. 19 Junior-Senior Banquet, Prom. 21 Baccalaureate. 25 Commencement. 43 PATRONS MRS. HURD ADAMS BILLY ANDREVVS W. T. ANDREWS ARBOR CAFE MRS. CLARK ARMSTRONG MR. AND MRS. LYLE ARMSTRONG KATHERINE AUBREY V. E. BALL MR. AND MRS. C. E. BARCLAY BAKER Sz BAKER MRS. JOSEPHINE BARNARD BETTY J. BARNEY C. E. BARNEY MRS. C. E. BARNEY GUY BAYLESS MRS. ELENA BEALE MR. AND MRS. ROY BELL BENEDICT'S HARDWARE ANNA BERRY F. G. BERTA MRS. F. G. BERTA MR. AND MRS. HORACE BIEBES IRENE BILBREY BLACKMORE GROCERY BODGER STANDARD SERVICE MRS. M. K. BOHLANDER VANE BOSWORTH MRS. VANE BOSVVORTH PVT. AND MRS. WILLIAM BOYVMAN HERSCHEL BOYD EARL BURROUGHS MR. AND MRS. GEORGE BURROUGHS BURSTER AND HENNING CO. RALPH BURSTER MRS. R. A. BURSTER MR. AND MRS. A. H. CAMPBELL 20TH CENTURY RECREATION C. E. CHILDRESS MRS. HELEN CLAGGETT WALTER M. CLAGGETT ROBERT AND HOMER CLARK MISS BETTY CLEARY FRANK CLEARY MRS. FRANK CLEARY GENE CLEARY MRS. GENE CLEARY COATES BARBER SHOP COMETEER STAFF MRS. H, C. COOK MRS. GLENN CORBITT MRS. HARRY COSS ZELLA COX IOLA COYLE MR. AND MRS. OIVEN COYLE BERNADINE CRAWFORD MRS. JOE CRAWFORD HAROLD R. CRAVVFORD DR. C. E. CRYER MRS. C, E. CRYER MR. AND MRS. R. M. DESMOND STEVEN DE VRIES BERT DODSON DRUMMET'S READY-TO-WEAR HARRY DU BOIS MR. AND MRS. CHARLES EFT MRS. GEORGE EFT MR. AND EL PASO EL PASO EL PASO EL PASO EL PASO EL PASO MRS. LEO ELKIN BOTTLED GAS CO., D. C. Die1'S. ELEVATOR CO. IMPLEMENT CO. NATIONAL BANK PRODUCE CO. THEATER KAY ENRIGHT MR. AND MRS. NOLAN EPPS MR. L. K. EVANS JOHN EVERETT FACULTY OF E.T.H.S. MR. AND MRS. FRED FARRELL IVA M. FAULK DON FEENEY MR. AND MRS. CLARENCE FEVER MR. AND MRS. LEO FEVER WILBUR FISCHER GORDON FORBES WALTER FRANKE MRS. GEORGE FRESE MERLE FULTON ELIZABETH FULTZ TED FULTZ JOHN GAUGER, JR. EMMA GEIGER MISS LILLIAN GIBBS MRS. HAROLD GLEASON DR. R. E. GORDON MRS. R. E. GORDON MRS. V. C. GORDON A. L. GOTTEL-COAL and TRANSFER MR. ARTHUR GUARD MRS. ARTHUR GUARD ANDREW HAAS ARCH HAAS MR. AND MRS. OSSIE HAAS CLARA HAMM MR. AND MRS. FRED HANY MILDRED HANKEY MR. WILLIAM HARRIS, SR. MRS. HAROLD HARVEY HAWKINS STUDIO DR. G. D. HEIPLE MRS. G. D. HEIPLE MARGARET HENNING JOHN HIGGINS JESSIE HOLDEN KENNETH HOLT ANNA HUNZYNGER MR. BURTON HURD MRS. BURTON HURD MR. AND ILLINOIS MRS. FRANCIS HYNES VALLEY CO. KATHERINE JENKINS GEORGE JOHNSON MR. AND MR. AND MRS. LLOYD JONES and MRS. LOUIS JONES JOURNAL OFFICE MR. AND MRS. CURTIS KEMP M. H. KIEMP KENT LUMBER CO. SAM KILPATRICK, JR. MRS. SAM KILPATRICK, JR. SAM KILPATRICK, SR. MRS. SAM KILPATRICK, SR. FAMILY PATRONS JOE KING DR. A. C. KING MRS. EDNA KINGDON PERCY KINGDON ROY KINNAMON MRS. ROY KINNAMON THOMAS KINSELLA DONALD T. KIRKTON MRS. DONALD T. KIRKTON W. D. KITCHELL MRS. W. D. KITCHELL FRED A. LAMPE MRS. BERNICE LAMPE MR. HERMAN LAMPE MRS. HERMAN LAMPE K. A. LA ROCHELLE MRS. K. A. LA ROCHELLE LETCHER BROS. GARAGE MRS. JOE LETSINGER LINDSEY MEAT MARKET FLOYDE LOCK AND FAMILY MR. AIND MRS. HARRY MALCOM ROSA MALCOM REV. E. E. MANES MRS. RICHARD' MAYNE TOM MEZIERE MRS. TOM MEZIERE JAMES MCCABE MR. AND MRS. JOHN MCDONNELL JACK MCGUIRE MCHUGH CAFE DR. A. E. MCREYNOLDS, M.D. MICHELS DRUG STORE JOHN ARNOLD MICHELS MISS ELLA MILLER MRS. GERTRUDE C. MILLER MOBLEY SHELL SERVICE MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM MOOL MR. AND MRS. R. A. NEWKIRK DOREL NUTT OTTO VINCENT DR. J. A. OWENS MRS. J. A. OWENS MRS. J. A. PANTHER OTT PANTHER MRS. OTT PANTHER DR. C. O. PATTON, Dentist MRS. C. O. PATTON VERNON PATTON R. G. PIERCE BRUCE PINKHAM ROY PINKHAM PFISTER ASSOCIATED GROWERS EDITH PFISTER MISS FLORENCE PFISTER LEO PFISTER LESTER PFISTER MRS. LESTER PFISTER LLOYD PFISTER PHILIP PFISTER MR. AND MRS. J. W. PLEASANTS PRAIRIE STATE HATCHERY LESTER PUNKE BARNEY REEVES DOROTHY REEVES EARL G. REEVES MELVIN REMMERS MORRIS RICE MRS. MORRIS RICE MR. AND' MRS. CHARLES T. ROBERTS MRS. MABLE RUTLEDGE SAVOIEYS DAIRY ANTHONY SAVOIE MRS. ANTHONY SAVOIE MR. AND' MRS. PAUL SCHERTZ MR. AND MRS. LEE SCHERTZ and FAMILY J. E. SCHLINK H. H. SCHRAMM LOIS SCOTT GEORGE SHADEWALDT MRS. FINLEY SHAW MARIAN SHEPHERD O. FL SHOEMAKER MR. AND MRS. PAUL SHUMAN AND FAMILY MRS. CHARLIE SMITH MR. J. A. SMITH MRS. J. A. SMITH MAX SMITH IVAN SNOW MRS. ROBERT SNYDER BILL STACK ED STEFFEN MRS. ED STEFFEN MR. AND MRS. R. J. STEWART MR. AND MRS. ALPH STOLLER CLYDE STOTLER MRS. LLOYD G. STROUSE MRS. FRANCES SUTTON R. E. SUT'TON AND FAMILY MR. F. TARMAN MRS. F. TARMAN TEGARD'S GROCERY MR. CLEMENT TIPLER MRS. CLEMENT TIPLER JAMES TUCKER BASIL TUSTIN MR. AND MRS. F. J. VALENTINE MR. AND MRS. R. W. VINCENT MR. AND MRS. ROBERT WADSWORTH WAITE Kz KITCHELL ROBERT WALL RUTH WALL MR. AND MRS. JAMES W. WEBBER MISS NORMA WENDLAND MR. AND MRS. WALTER WESSEL WEST'S BAKERY WILLIAM A. WILKEY EVELYN WILSON MISS WOODS MISS ALDENE WOLK TED WOLLENSCHLAGER WOODFORD COUNTY NAT'L BAND NELLIE WORK MR. AND MRS. C. H. YAMBERT MR. AND MRS. L. E. YAMBERT ROY ZEHR MRS. ROY ZEHR ZEHR HOME. ELECTRIC V SENIOR CLASS PROPHECY fCUl1tiYlllQl-i from page lll Tinker O'Connor and Eileen Mool are making money hand over feet in the thea- ter. They are hired by the El Paso Theater to pry the gum off the bottoms of the seats on Wednesday nights. Miss Dorothy Yambert just returned from Paris, France, where she is em- ployed as a cabaret dancer. Her number is called "The Dance of the Five Veils." We regret very much that Jerry Pfist- er is not able to attend the reunion and launching. He is in Hawaii growing corn silks for the native girls' hula skirts. John Oltman is now a famous magician. He has just perfected the feat of making his customers' money disappear. He is be- coming quite prosperous, too. Now that everyone has been intro- duced, we will take a cruise on the limpid Waters of Panola Hole and as we do so, we say "Aloha" till We meet again in 1999, if we must come on crutches or in wheel chairs, AND if We can pool our old age pension money and be here. - Autographs Autographs Dr-signml nnd IIIIUII'llV6LI by PONTIAC ENGRAVING AND ELECTROTYPE CO. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Pl'intHI by THE TIMES RECORD CO. ALEDO, ILLINOIS i 1 i L iiiiiiim 4 We what '41 18 .43 gm an - AQ., api! ff' 1 H-nnfw

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