El Paso High School - Cometeer Yearbook (El Paso, IL)
- Class of 1944
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THE 1944 COMETEER
THE SENIOR CLASS OF
EL PASO TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL
EL PASO, ILLINOIS.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Dr. J. A. Owens, President, Wm. E. Burroughs, Secretary, Board Members: Jacob H. Dressler, K. A.
LaRochelle, John W. North, Owen Schertz, Louis Wadsworth.
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Graduates, Friends, Men and Women in
Our Country's Service, Youth of El Paso and
lf in the mellow glow of lii'e's evening
light, when the grains of sand are pouring
slowly through the glass of time, or in a mo-
ment of leisure in a busy, vibrant, money or
war mad world, this book shall enable you to
draw back the curtain of intervening years and
see again our El Paso Township High School
and feel again its joys and friendships, then
the efforts of the 1944 Cometeer will not have
been in vain.
Please accept these, our greetings and our
thanks, and share our hopes that these joys of
our youth may live again and again through
this, our 1944 yearbook.
WALTER M. CLAGGETT, Principal.
Mr. VValter M. Claggett
'VI1ss Salmon. Mr. Snyder, Miss Gibbs, Miss Crowley, Mr. Ferguson, Mr. Claggett, Mr. Maurer, Mr. Bowers
Miss McCue, Miss Miles, Miss Tendick, Miss Cloney.
Walter M. Claggett
El Paso, Illinois.
James Millikin llnivvrsity, A.B.
l'nive1'sity of Illinois, M.A.
George VVushing'ton University.
Vniversity of Illinois, B.S.
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Farmer City, lllinois.
lfniversity nf Illinois, B.S., M.S
Lyle E. Snyder
EI Paso, Illinois.
Vniversity of Illinois, B.S.
Colorado State College
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CLASS CF '44
St. Anne, Illinois.
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Given by Faculty
A D V I S E RS
Margaret A. McCue
fvlllfkt' College, A. Ii.
Girls' Physical Education, Biology
James Millikan l'nix'ei'sity. AB.
William Robert Ferguson
Boys' Physical Education, Foot-
ball and Baseball, Civics, VVorld
Harold E. Maurer
EI Paso, illinois.
Hluffton llollege. A.B.
l'1iive1'sily of Illinois, M.S.
Mary Teresa Salmon
Marian L. Tendick
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
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.
St'C'l'QlilTy - T1'C2iSlll'9l'
MARY RITA BARCLAY '
"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.
"So many worlds, so much
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-
"Silence is golden."
Baseball 4, Track 4.
"Her eyes are homes of
Iribrarian 3. Cometeer Staff
4, Home Economics Club 1-Z,
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
'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
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PAUL C. COX
"Ripenil5g in perfect in-
Basketball 2. Football 1-2-3-
4, Come-teer Staff 4, Boys'
Chorus 3--l. F,F.A. l-2-3-4.
"I do but sing because I
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-
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
Transfer, Home Economics
WILBUR G. HARTMAN
"For courage mounteth
Baseball 4. Track 3-4. Foot-
ball 3-4, Basketball 4, F.F.A.
"He has a work, a life
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
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.
"She Is as kind as she is
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
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.
"A face with gladness
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
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.
LYLE R. MCWILLIAMS
"He hath a daily beauty in
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
MARY C. 0'CONNER
"Age cannot wither her,
nor customs stale her in-
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
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.
"And gladly would he
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.
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.
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"Brevity is the soul of
'l'rzuisl'er, Class Sec"y-'l'r
4. Hnselmll 4. els
M. DUANE RICE
"Hitch your wagon to a
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
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.
"Where joy forever
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
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-
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-
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
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-
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
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
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
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
, Anne Burster, leave the boys' chorus theckl to Shirley Burroughs, you lucky girl.
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.
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
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,
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.
Mary Rita Barclay.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-fifth
day of May, A. D. 1944.
CSEALJ Margaret A. McCue.
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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
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
SOPHOMORES ' - War Stamps - Sports - Champs
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-
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.
FRESHMEN ' - - Initiation - Parties - Promotion
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,
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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
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
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
Averages for Four Games
Yards in Rushing Tries Average
1215 128 9.49 yds.
Yds. on passes
30 21 15.71 yds.
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-
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ilws, M4'Willia111s, NIZIICOIH, Coach Ferguson, Cox, Kingdom. Ilzxvis, ll.ul'i,111z111, Kirkton
Gordon, Corbitt, Danze. Lindsey.
OUR BOYS ALSO SHOOT TO WIN
El Paso Opponents
18 U. High at E1 Paso 41
23 Washington at Washington 43
26 Chenoa at Gridley 43
32 Lexington at Griflley 12
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
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
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
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.
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,EGM ,st VN 12:1 -,Z Kiki
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Raber, Malcom, Corbitt, H?LI'tH1iL11, POJ1'b2tllgh, Gordon, Blll'1'0llghS, Lindsey
Nohren, Coach Bowers, McWilliams.
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
Second row: Hill Davis, Mr. Bowers, VValter Pfister.
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.
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
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
A physical fitness test has been set up includ
ing tests for speed, endurance and ability.
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.
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-
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
held in the high school. The entire squad, coach,
faculty, and members attended. There w
present and it was a big success.
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
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.
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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,
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.
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
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,
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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.
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
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
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
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
Bunny's guest ...........i........ Mary Rita Barclay
Delphine Lindley. another of
Bunny's guests ...........................i Elaine Lampe
Steve Hendersongan admirer
of Bunny .................,........................ Gene Steffen
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
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-
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-
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
GIRLS! QUARTETKMM-y Rita Bal-Clay, Bm-, Lower picture: Joan, Sharon, and Joan.
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ala Clyei, Anne Bll1St6l, Joan Cleary.
Upper picture: Tinker and Bob.
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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. ,
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1 First Day of School.
17 Football at LeRoy.
24 Football with Fairbury, here.
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.
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.
Basketball Game With U. High
21 Washington, there.
22 Christmas Vacation Begins.
3 End of Christmas Vacation
First Semester Tests.
T.B. Talk by Dr. Collins.
21 Washington, here.
24 T.B. Needle Test.
3 Gridley, here.
U. High, there.
Senior Sled Party.
Six Weeks Tests.
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.
5- 6 Six Weeks Tests.
11 Preliminary Contest.
18 Track Meet with Eureka.
21 County Literary and Music Con
24 Triangular Meet with Washing-
28 Senior Play.
5 County Track Meet.
6 Delavan Track Carnival.
9 Eureka Baseball Game.
19 Junior-Senior Banquet, Prom.
MRS. HURD ADAMS
W. T. ANDREWS
MRS. CLARK ARMSTRONG
MR. AND MRS. LYLE ARMSTRONG
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
MRS. ELENA BEALE
MR. AND MRS. ROY BELL
F. G. BERTA
MRS. F. G. BERTA
MR. AND MRS. HORACE BIEBES
BODGER STANDARD SERVICE
MRS. M. K. BOHLANDER
MRS. VANE BOSVVORTH
PVT. AND MRS. WILLIAM BOYVMAN
MR. AND MRS. GEORGE BURROUGHS
BURSTER AND HENNING CO.
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
MRS. FRANK CLEARY
MRS. GENE CLEARY
COATES BARBER SHOP
MRS. H, C. COOK
MRS. GLENN CORBITT
MRS. HARRY COSS
MR. AND MRS. OIVEN COYLE
MRS. JOE CRAWFORD
HAROLD R. CRAVVFORD
DR. C. E. CRYER
MRS. C, E. CRYER
MR. AND MRS. R. M. DESMOND
STEVEN DE VRIES
HARRY DU BOIS
MR. AND MRS. CHARLES EFT
MRS. GEORGE EFT
MRS. LEO ELKIN
BOTTLED GAS CO., D. C. Die1'S.
MRS. NOLAN EPPS
MR. L. K. EVANS
FACULTY OF E.T.H.S.
MRS. FRED FARRELL
IVA M. FAULK
MR. AND MRS. CLARENCE FEVER
MRS. LEO FEVER
MRS. GEORGE FRESE
JOHN GAUGER, JR.
MISS LILLIAN GIBBS
MRS. HAROLD GLEASON
DR. R. E.
MRS. R. E. GORDON
MRS. V. C. GORDON
A. L. GOTTEL-COAL and TRANSFER
MR. ARTHUR GUARD
MRS. ARTHUR GUARD
MR. AND MRS. OSSIE HAAS
MR. AND MRS. FRED HANY
MR. WILLIAM HARRIS, SR.
MRS. HAROLD HARVEY
DR. G. D.
MRS. G. D. HEIPLE
MR. BURTON HURD
MRS. BURTON HURD
MRS. FRANCIS HYNES
MRS. LLOYD JONES and
MRS. LOUIS JONES
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.
DR. A. C. KING
MRS. EDNA KINGDON
MRS. ROY KINNAMON
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
REV. E. E. MANES
MRS. RICHARD' MAYNE
MRS. TOM MEZIERE
MR. AND MRS. JOHN MCDONNELL
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
DR. J. A. OWENS
MRS. J. A. OWENS
MRS. J. A. PANTHER
MRS. OTT PANTHER
DR. C. O. PATTON, Dentist
MRS. C. O. PATTON
R. G. PIERCE
PFISTER ASSOCIATED GROWERS
MISS FLORENCE PFISTER
MRS. LESTER PFISTER
MR. AND MRS. J. W. PLEASANTS
PRAIRIE STATE HATCHERY
EARL G. REEVES
MRS. MORRIS RICE
MR. AND' MRS. CHARLES T. ROBERTS
MRS. MABLE RUTLEDGE
MRS. ANTHONY SAVOIE
MR. AND' MRS. PAUL SCHERTZ
MR. AND MRS. LEE SCHERTZ and FAMILY
J. E. SCHLINK
H. H. SCHRAMM
MRS. FINLEY SHAW
O. FL SHOEMAKER
MR. AND MRS. PAUL SHUMAN
MRS. CHARLIE SMITH
MR. J. A. SMITH
MRS. J. A. SMITH
MRS. ROBERT SNYDER
MRS. ED STEFFEN
MR. AND MRS. R. J. STEWART
MR. AND MRS. ALPH STOLLER
MRS. LLOYD G. STROUSE
MRS. FRANCES SUTTON
R. E. SUT'TON AND FAMILY
MR. F. TARMAN
MRS. F. TARMAN
MR. CLEMENT TIPLER
MRS. CLEMENT TIPLER
MR. AND MRS. F. J. VALENTINE
MR. AND MRS. R. W. VINCENT
MR. AND MRS. ROBERT WADSWORTH
WAITE Kz KITCHELL
MR. AND MRS. JAMES W. WEBBER
MISS NORMA WENDLAND
MR. AND MRS. WALTER WESSEL
WILLIAM A. WILKEY
MISS ALDENE WOLK
WOODFORD COUNTY NAT'L BAND
MR. AND MRS. C. H. YAMBERT
MR. AND MRS. L. E. YAMBERT
MRS. ROY ZEHR
ZEHR HOME. ELECTRIC
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. -
Dr-signml nnd IIIIUII'llV6LI by
PONTIAC ENGRAVING AND ELECTROTYPE CO.
THE TIMES RECORD CO.
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