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

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 N HFTFFN 'F TWOJ'OMjludAjdL This is the record of what you have done. You have drawn a pattern in your school life this year. Your work, your activities, and your experiences have fallen into place like bits of colored glass in the end of a kaleidoscope. And each design is different. Some have assumed the shape of success, others of failure, while many more have clustered together to form the broad foundation of our scholastic picture—the average. In the humdrum monotony of everyday routine you may have asked, “What are patterns for?” echoing the question of Amy Lowell, the poet. Or in the inner satisfaction that you alone have known, you have found, as did William Faulkner, the 1950 Nobel prize winner, that only the old truths of the heart—love, honor, honesty, and compassion—can produce a pattern of lasting value. This book is for you. It contains your patterns for living as you have made them this year. Qonhnliu I. ACADEMICS - - 3 II. ATHLETICS - - - 23 III. ACTIVITIES - - - 33H. B. TATE, Superintendent Mr. Tate came in 1948 to supervise organization of the new community unit. This year Mr. Tate, holding a B E. Degree from I. S. N. U. and an M.S. Degree from the University of Illinois, completed his nineteenth year in the education field. WALTER M. CLAGGETT, Principal Mr. Claggett, principal at E. H. S. for the past fifteen years, taught United States History this year. He received his B.A. Degree in English at James Millikin University, and his M.A. Degree in political science at the University of Illinois. FIVEWALTER R. LUND Sociology-Economics World History Adviser of Debate Teams. Library, and Junior Class. A. B.. Eureka College; U. of Illinois. ISABEL NESSEL Shorthand I, II Bookkeeping Typewriting I. II Adviser of Senior Class. B E.. Western Illinois State College: Denver University. MARGARET STOOKEY English I. II Adviser or freshman Class and One-Act Play. B.A.. Millikin University; M.A., Columbia University; Parsons Junior College; U. of S. Cal.; U. of 111.: Western Illinois State College; Chicago Art Institute. BESSE J. HECHT Choral Music Adviser of Girls' Glee Club. G i r I s’ Ensemble. Boys' Chorus. Mixed Chorus. Music Graduate I. S. N. U.. Northwestern. U. of Wisconsin. Among the teachers here and just about everywhere else, you’ll hear the story of Mark Hopkins. He was a teacher years ago, not in El Paso, but on the end of a log scarcely anybody knows where, but he had his picture on a 2c stamp back in 1940 and managed to make the Hall of Fame as early as 1915. sixBETTY LEE Biology Physical Education Adviser of Junior Class. Student Council. G A. A and Cheerleaders. B.S. in Ed.. Western Illinois State College. MARILYN ROSS Home Economics I. II Adviser of F. H. A. and Sophomore Class. B.S.. Illinois State Normal University. AUDREY REIFF Mathematics Adviser of Junior Class. B.A.. Mount Mary College. ARTHUR HENDERSON Agriculture I. II. Ill Adviser of F. F. A. and Sophomore Class. B.S. in Ed.. I S N. U.. M S.. U. of 111.: U. of Mo. Well, Mark is almost a legend now. They say he did his teaching on the end of a log while a farm boy sat on the other end just like a younger brother. And sometimes your teachers who have big rooms and modern conveniences wish for a log like Mark’s. You see, your desks, your books, your daily assignments are only a part of a ritual—a complicated pattern you SEVENIOBERT S. BAILE Band and Wind Instruments dviser of Band Boosters nd Senior Class. B.A.. lorehead State College; I.S.. U. of Illinois. H. E. RECKLING Industrial Arts I. II. III. IV Adviser of Freshman Class. B.S. in Ed.. Eastern Illinois State College; M. S. in Ed.. Indiana Uni. ANTHONY M. KOMLANC Coaching Physical Education Adviser of E Club and Sophomore Class. B.S.. U. of Iowa; I. S. N. U.; Purdue. R. WARNER BROWN English III. IV Spanish I Adviser of Senior Class. Reporter. Cometeer. Junior and Senior Plays. B. A.. Wheaton College; U. of Illinois. H. E. MAURER Physics, Chemistry General Science Adviser of Freshman Class. M.S., U. of Illinois. might call public education. And in the rush and struggle of turning out a year’s work you can easily lose the close friendship Mark and his farm boy had for one another. We have no real logs at E. H. S. They’ve been replaced by the way we see things. You make your own, and we’ll sit down together. EIGHTTHEY LED YOU THROUGH YOUR LAST SUCCESSFUL YEAR AT E. H. S. QIoaa. dQ, 1952 This year’s memories cover activities in work and play that will remain warm because of gay times and lasting friendships. You elected Don Tate, president; Walter Herncjar, vice-president; Lo-rene Bess, secretary; and Marilyn Rinkenberger, treasurer, to lead your pattern parade. Studying, rising on cold November mornings before dawn to gather corn, selling magazines, publishing the Cometeer, and staging your play constituted patterns of work in your lives as seniors at E. H. S. Pleasurable designs were games, Homecoming, parties. Prom, Skip Day, the Senior Breakfast, and the sad but wonderful traditions—Baccalaureate and Commencement. ★ ★ ★ LARRY BAITY Boys’ Chorus 1. 2. 3: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Band 1. 2. 3. 4; "The Campbells Are Coming" 3; Football 1. 2; Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4: Track 1. 2; E Club 3. 4; Reoorter 3. Ambition Navy. LORENE BESS Transfer from Bloomington High 2: Class Secretary 3. 4; Girls’ Chorus 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 3. 4; Girls’ Intramural 2. 3. 4: Pep Club 2; Soanish Club 2. 3: F. H. A 2. 3; G. A. A 2. 3. 4; Office Girl 4; Reporter Typist 3. 4; Monitor 3; Honor Roll 2. Ambition P. E. Teacher. HOMER CHARLES BRIDGES Ambition - Apprentice Course at Caterpiller. WALTER “JIM” BROWN Boys’ Chorus 4: Mixed Chorus 4. Ambition— Factory Worker. NINEDUANE I. DIXON Ambition Telegrapher. LUCILLE ELL1FRITS REGENOLI) Transfer from Leroy High 4: Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 1.2, 3. 4; Librarian 1. 2. Ambition Typist. BETTY LOU FINCK Girls’ Chorus 4; Mixed Chorus 4. Ambition Nurse. EVELYN FRANKS Girls’ Chorus 1; "The Campbells Are Coming" 3; "Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick" 4; "The Farmer's Daughter" 3; Girls’ Intramural 3. 4: F. H. A. 1, 3. 4. Ambition- Own and Operate a Ladies’ Dress Shop. MARILYN CACKLING Girls’ Chorus 1. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 4; Girls’ Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4; F. H A 1; Reporter 2. 3. 4; G. A. A. Sports Manager 1. 2. 3. 4; Librarian 4; Reporter 3. 4: Monitor 3. Honor Roll 2. 3. Ambition Teacher. JIM CORDTS Boys’ Chorus 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 3. 4: "The Campbells Are Coming” 3; "Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick" 4; "The Farmer’s Daughter" 3; Football 3. 4; Track 2. 3; Baseball 1; Boys’ Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4; E Club 4; F. F. A. 1. 2. Reporter 3. Vice-President 4: Student Council 4; Cometeer Business Manager 4; Reporter 3. 4. Ambition Jet Test Pilot. MARILYN CRAWFORD Class Treasurer 2; Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 3. 4; "The Campbells Are Coming’ 3: One-Act Play 2: Pep Club 1. 2; Spanish Club 2. 3; F. H. A. 1. 2. 3. Treasurer 4; G. A. A. 1. 2. 3; Librarian 1. 2. 3. 4; Cometeer Staff 4: Reporter 3. News Editor 4; Monitor 2. 3: Honor Roll 1, 2. 3. 4; "Freedom’s Open Door” Consolation. Ambition—C. P. A. MARY KAY CRUSIUS Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 3. 4; F. H. A 1. 2. 3. 4. Reporter Typist 4; Monitor 3. Ambition-Musical Career. TENSHIRLEY ANN FURROW Class Secretary 1; Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Pep Club 2; Spanish Club 2; F H A 1. 2. 3. 4; G A A 1. 2; Cheerleader 2. 3. 4: "Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick" 4; Office Girl 3; Reporter 3. 4; Monitor 2. 4; Sweetheart Queen 3. Ambition -Nurse. DONALD GARRELS Football 1. 2. 3. Captain 4; Basketball 2: E Club 3. 4; Monitor 3. Ambition Work. FLORENCE JEAN GAUGER Girls Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4: Girls Intramural I. 2. 3. 4: Pep Club 2. 3: Spanish Club 2: G A A 2. 3. 4; Office Girl 4; Reporter Typist 4 Ambition Nurse. JAMES HALL Ambition- Farmer. WILLIAM HARPER Transfer to Roanoke. WALTER HERNCJAR Not Shown. Transfer from Eureka High 2: Class Vice-President 3. 4; Boys Chorus 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 3. 4; "The Monkey’s Paw" 3; Football 3. 4; Basketball 3. 4; Track 2. 3; E Club 3. 4; Cometeer Staff 4. Reporter 3. Ambition Airline Pilot. JOAN KEMP Vice-President 2: Girls Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Girls’ Intramural 1, 2. 3. 4; Pep Club 2. 3; Spanish Club 2: F H. A 1. 2. 3. 4; G. A A 1. 2. 3; Cheerleader 1: Librarian 4; Reporter 3. 4: Monitor 2: "Joe Blow' Story" 4. Ambition Typist. ROBERT KRUG Basketball 1: Boys’ Intramural 1. 2; F. F. A. 1. 2. 3; Cometeer Advertising Manager 4: "Freedom’s Open Door" Consolation. Ambition Farmer. CARL MILLER, JR. Stage Crew 3. 4; Boys’ Intramural 2. 3. 4: Basketball Manager 2. 3; E Club 2. 3. 4; F. F A 1. 2. 3. 4; Monitor 3. Ambition Navy. Then Farming ELEVENLEROY “PETE” REMMERT Football Manager 2; Baseball 1. 2; Boys Intramural 1. 2: E Club 2. 3. Ambition Work. MARILYN JO R1NKENBERGER Transfer to Watertown High. Watertown. Wis. 2: Class Vice-President 1. Treasurer 4; Girls’ Chorus 1: "The Campbells Are Coming" 3: F. H A. 3; G. A. A. 1; Librarian 3. 4; Student Council 3; Cometeer Activity Editor 4; Monitor 3; Attendant to Sweetheart Queen 3; Honor Roll 1. 2. 3. 4; D. A. R. Award 4. Ambition College LAWRENCE E. ROTH Boys’ Chorus 3; Mixed Chorus 3: Stage Crew 3: F. F. A. 4: Monitor 1. Ambition Farmer. CAROL ANN SCHERTZ Class Treasurer l; Pep Club 2; Spanish Club 2. 3; F. H. A 1. 2. 3. 4; Stage Property Manager 3 .4; Office Girl 4: Cometeer Photographic Editor 4: Reporter 3. 4; Monitor 2. 3; Honor Roll 1. 2. 3 Ambition Sewing Instructress. TOM MORRIS "The Campbells Are Coming" 3; "Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick" 4; "The Monkey’s Paw” 3; Football 1. 2. 3. 4; Baseball 1: Boys' Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4; E Club 3. 4; F. F. A. 1. 2. 3. 4. Ambition Carpenter. II. KARL POORBAUGH Transfer from Arsenal Technical High. Indianapolis. Ind. 3; Class President 3; Boys' Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 3. 4: "The Campoehs Are Coming" 3; "Aaron Slick From I'uhKiii Crick" 4: Boys' Intramural 3. 4; F. F. A. 3. 4; Student Council 3; Honor Roll 2. 3. Ambition One of the World’s Greatest Baritones. BONNIE PUNKE Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3, 4; Reporter Typist 4; Monitor 3, 4. Ambition 'lypist. VIRGINIA RADEBAUGH Girls’ Chorus 1. 2- 3: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3; "1 he Campbells Are Coming" 3; Senior Play Student Producer: One-Act Plays 2. 3: Pep Club 1. 2; Spanish Club 1. 2; F. h. A. 2. Secretary 3. Program Chairman 4; G. A. A 1. 2: Librarian 2. 3. 4; Student Council 1. Secretary 3. President 4: Cometeer Assistant Editor 4: Monitor 2: Honor Roll 1. 2. Ambition lo Be Successful in Whatever Job I Take. TWELVEROLAND SCHROEDER Track 3. Ambition Factory Worker. JO ANN SHUMAN Girls’ Chorus 1. 2; Mixed Chorus 2; Student Director of Junior and Senior Plays: Girls’ Intramurals 1. 2; Pep Club 1. 2: F. H. A. 1, Treasurer 2. 3. Vice-President 4; G A. A. Secretary 1. 2; Cheerleader 2. 3. 4; Office Girl 4; Cometeer Academic Editor 4: Reporter 4. Junior Editor 3; Honor Poll 1. 2. 3. 4: Freedom’s Open Door’’ First Place: Debate 4. Ambition Kindergarten Teacher. HOWARD STEFFEN Class President 1; Basketball 2; Boys’ Intra-murals 1. 2. 3. 4; F F A 1. 2. 3. 4; Student Council 1. Ambition Farmer. JOHN STIMPERT Football 3. 4: Track 2: Boys’ Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4; E Club 3. 4. Ambition Work at Cater-piller. ★ ★ ★ FERNE IRENE STINE Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 4; Girls' Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4; F. H. A. 1. 2. 3. 4: G. A. A. 1, 2. 3. 4: Librarian 4. Ambition Governess. LEO STOKES Boys’ Chorus 2: Track 3: Boys’ Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4; Pep Club 1. 2; F F A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Monitor 3 Ambition Apply for American Farmer. DON TATE Transfer from Oswego High 1: Class President 2. 4: Bovs’ Chorus 1. 2; Mixed Chorus 1. 2; Band 1. 2: “The Campbells Are Coming” 3: Football 3. 4; Basketball 1. 2. 3. Captain 4; Track 1. 2: E Club 1. 2. 3. 4; Spanish Club 2. Vice-President 3; Student Council 2. Secretary 4; Cometeer Editor-in-Chief 4; Monitor 2: Honor Roll 1. 2. 3. 4; Freedom’s Open Door" Second Place. Ambition Commercial Artist. JACK VALENTINE Boys’ Intramural 2: F. F. A. 1. 2. 3. President 4; Monitor Assistant 3. Ambition Farmer. THIRTEENJUANITA WESSEL Band 1. 2. 3: Girls' Intramural 1, 2. 3, 4; F. H. A. 2. 3. 4: Office Girl 4. Ambition Nurse. JAMES WILLIAMS Boys' Chorus 3; Mixed Chorus 3; Band 1. 2. 3. 4; Stage Crew 3. 4; Football 3. 4; Track 3; Football Manager 1. 2; E Club 1. 2. 3. 4. Ambition Navy. JAMES VOLZ Tranfer Junior Year Boys’ Chorus 2. 4; Mixed Chorus 2. 4; Basketball 1. 2: Student Council 1: Reporter Sports Editor 4. Ambition— To Be a Success DEAN WATTS Transfer from Tremont High 4: Track 2: Boys' Intramural 2. 3. Ambition Engineer. KATHERINE W ASSON Girls' Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Girls' Intramural 2; Pep Club 2. 3; F. H. A 1. 2. 3. 4; Reporter Typist 4; Monitor 2. 3. Ambition Nurse. JOAN WEBB Class Treasurer 3; Girls’ Chorus 1; F. H. A. 2. 3. 4: ' Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick'' 4; Cometeer Advertising Manager 4: "Freedom's Open Door” Third Place. Ambition College. KATHRYN WEBER Girls' Chorus 1. 2: Office Girl 4. Ambition Typist. CAROLYN MARIE WESSEL Girls’ Chorus 1. 2. 4; Mixed Chorus 1, 2. 4; "The Campbells Are Coming" 3; "Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick" 4; Girls' Intramural 1. 2. 3. 4: Pep Club 2; Spanish Club 2: F H A. 3. 4; G. A. A. 1. 2. 3, 4; Reporter Feature Editor 4: Debate 4. Ambition Nurse. FOURTEENSsmioh, SksddfULL. These activities highlight our four-year educational pattern: As Frivilous Freshmen ’twas registration, orientation, initiation, creation (contests, committees), and vacation; then Silly Sophomores and registration, bug-a-tion (biology), party-ation, flirtation, vacation; Jaunty Juniors plus registration, magazine sale-a-tion, concession stand-a-tion. Junior prom-i-nation, dramatization, vacation; and at last Sagacious Seniors with registration, magazine sale--a-tion, gathering corn—money motivation, skip-day-a-tion, dramatization, Cometcer publication. Senior proniination, Senior breakfast-a-tion, Baccalaureate, and then—Graduation. Now what stands between our class and starvation? You’ve guessed it, a Super Vocation!! Several musical minded members of the class are M. Crusius and K. Poorbaugh, starring in Metropolitan Opera; L. Baity, our “Trumpet King”; J. Williams, conductor of U. S. Navy Band; M. Crawford, a certified public accordion player; and J. Kemp, St. Louis blues singer. Ringling Brothers hired S. Furrow to train monkeys and L. Bess to walk tight ropes. Charlie Bridges and B. Punke rated “Broadway” as “Mr. Zoot-Suit” and a famed Radio City “Rockette”. Industry claimed J. Volz and D. Watts, managers of “Watts and Volz Light Bulb Co.”; Betty Finck, manufacturer of Crunchy-Munchy Candy; and Jo Shuman, cook at ‘Popeye Spinach Co.” R. Schroeder believes eating “Popeye Spinch” caused him to win world shotput record. Hollywooders now are K. Wasson, “Movie Queen”; P. Remmert, Mel Blanc’s successor; and K. Weber, who assists Louella Parsons in editing her daily bit. E. Franke, designer of sensational Parisian hats; McCall’s leading stylist, C. Schertz; and V. Radebaugh, author of Glitter and Glow, a book on costume jewelry, emphasize the fashion world. J. Brown, World’s Speediest Typist; M. Rinkenberger, secretary to L. Roth, Editor of Esquire; and L. Ellifrits Regenold, typist, continued commercial careers. Farmers at heart are J. Stimpert, Texas chicken rancher; C. Miller. South Sea coconut grove owner; J. Valentine, race horse owner in the bluegrass country; and J. Cordts, moonshine maker in Kentucky. Leo Stokes is Professor of Fertilizer at Podunk University (good old P. U.). D. Tate, Queen Elizabeth’s personal shoe-shiner; Sir Thomas Morris of Britain’s House of Lords; and C. Wessel, Illinois Senator who went to Russia to tell Stalin off, now working in the salt mines of Siberia, are the class diplomats. F. Stine and J. Wessel, International Baseball Champions, have their own TV show which is managed by R. Krug and J. Webb. The age of “hotrods” cast its spell upon W. Herncjar, professional stock car driver; James Hall, Chicago taxi driver; Don Garrels, conductor of “World Sight-Seeing Tours”; and H. Steffen, Louie’s successor in the “Capital City of the Corn Belt.” M. Cackling, Professional Chop Suey Taster in Hong Kong; D. Dixon, collector of rare South American insects; and F. Gauger, who flies jet planes, are seeing the world. FIFTEENTHEY DIRECTED YOUR MONEY-MAKING YEAR. QjumdAA. Success patterns for your class are familiar. Many members earned recognition in various activities. There were winners in band and vocal divisions, essay contests, speech, dramatics, debate, and athletic events. The class was well represented in girls’ athletics as well as major sports at E. H. S. Your president, Roger Crump, appointed prom committees early in January, and in order to finance the occasion, your main event of the year, you operated concessions at games, conducted magazine sales, and produced your play, “Men Are Like Streetcars.” Marilyn Bohlander, Carolyn Franke, and Carolyn Harshbarger completed your slate of officers as vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. ★ ★ ★ Top Row: J. Armstrong, J. Armstrong, R. Ball, M. Barnett, A. Beachey, M. Bohlander, F. Boston. Middle Row: A. Burroughs, R. Cackling, J. Cleary, M. Cleary, R. Crump, R. Crump, B. De-hority. Bottom Row: C. Diers, R. Dixon, E. Faulk, C. Franke, M. Garrels, M. Garrels, G. Grubb. SIXTEENTop Row: H. Harris, C. Harshbarger, L. Hartman, B. Jones, M. Jording, M. Kinder. Middle Row: R. Kingdon, L. Kline, C. Knoll, B. Kurth, J. Lampe, G. Meiner. Bottom Row: D. Miller, B. Pinkham, E. Porth, D. Punke, J. Rice, D. Schertz. 1953 Top Row: R. Schertz, M. Schrock, B. Scott, I. Seggerman, B. Shanks, R. Smith. Middle Row: D. Stephens, L. Stine, J. Stitt, M. Stitt, D. Sturm, M. Sutton. Bottom Row: B. Thario, A. Turner, J. Wasson, O. Wessel, B. West, J. Woelfle. o V O a sxr A SEVENTEENTHEIR ENERGIES CENTERED AROUND GOOD TIMES IN YOUR CLASS PROJECTS SopfwMJDA A, Although E. H. S. underwent some changes during the summer, you felt that you were thoroughly acquainted with traditions when you entered the halls to commence your second year. You again elected Ronnie Stim-pert, president; Lowell Blackmore, vice - president; Maribelle Coonrod, secretary; Mac Raymer, treasurer. Your energy, as well as that of the Freshmen, centered around your ‘Tomahawk Time” float, parties, F. H. A., F. F. A., G. A. A., and the one-act plays produced in English classes. Many class members took active parts in band by entering contests and practicing many times after school. You’ll say this year was fun, but just wait until you are upperclassmen! ★ ★ ★ Top Row: A. Armstrong, G. Bill, L. Blackmore, B. Byrd, P. Cackling, S. Compton. Middle Row: A. Coon, M. Coonrod, B. Diener, G. Farrell, R. Finck, T. Finck. Bottom Row: B. Garey, D. Garey, D. Geiselman, D. Geiselman, S. Goetz, N. Graack. EIGHTEENTop Row: M. Haas, R. Hall, M. Helton, S. Jakob, W. Jones, C. Jording. Middle Row: H. Kes-ler, M. Kinder, D. Kline, E. Krug, H. Krug, A. Kuhles. Bottom Row: P. Lindsey, M. McGuire, D. Mayne, M. Miller, R. Mool, E. Panther. fcloAA. Top Row: D. Porzelius, W. Punke, D. Raymer, B. Schroeder, J. Schumacher, R. Scott. Middle Row: M. Simmons, L. Smiley, B. Spencer, H. Spivey, B. Sprehe, R. Stimpert. Bottom Row: C. Vande-graft, J. Waller, L. Welbes, H. Wilson, A. Woosley, L. Woosley. NINETEENYou at last became full-fledged scholars at E. H. S. after spending the previous year in the building as eighth graders. Betty Hartter, president; Marian Schertz, vice-president; Joyce Benbow, secretary; and Carl Radebaugh, treasurer, were kept busy as your officers. Your Homecoming float, a primary project, initiated you into the pattern of much activity, and you earned the first money credited to your account by selling homemade candy at noon. While you advanced as seasoned students, skating and swimming parties added to your enjoyment. ★ ★ ★ THEY LED YOU IN LEARNING TRADITIONS AT E. H. S. Top Row: A. Armstrong, J. Benbow, K. Bennett, S. Bernhardy, P. Bohlander, J. Brown. Middle Row: B. Busker, A. Byrd, W. Compton, J. Crump, G. Eichelberger, L. Eichelberger. Bottom Row: W. Fogle, O. Franke, M. Grubb, V. Harper, B. Hartter, R. Hayse. TWENTYTop Row: S. Hinthorne, C. Jones, C. Jording, R. Kiddy, D. Kingdon, D. Krug. Middle Row: M. Lindsey, C. McClure, P. Oltman, S. Partner, P. Pinkham, J. Potter. Bottom Row: C. Radebaugh, D. Rarrick, L. Remmers, R. Rippel, M. Schertz, M. Schneider. QIoaa. Top Row: K. Scott. L. Scott, D. Sengpiel, J. Shanks, J. Short, J. Shuman Bottom Row: P. Smoots, M. Stine, M. Stine, A. Turner, R. Vandegraft. G. Wessel, J. West. Not Pictured: A. Myers, M. Myers, A. Nash, J. Wilkey. TWENTY.ONESdwla tic. Ctduwsumnt -1952 VALEDICTORIAN—DON TATE 3.933 CO-SALUTATORIAN—CAROL SCHERTZ 3.833 CO-SALUTATORIAN—JO ANN SHUMAN 3.833 MARILYN RINKENBERGER 3.714 MARILYN CRAWFORD 3.700 KARL POORBAUGH 3.645 MARILYN CACKLING 3.428 VIRGINIA RADEBAUGH 3.300 CAROLYN WESSEL 3.070 LORENE BESS 2.939 JOAN WEBB 2.921 JUANITA WESSEL 2.892 ★ ★ ★ Throughout the entire course of civilization scholastic achievement has been a mark of distinction among men of all nations. Many of the brightest names of history have been those of scholars and thinkers. Yet they could not have been great if their minds had not been dedicated to the service of mankind. These members of the senior class, now honored for their own scholastic achievement, have discovered that fact for themselves. Only a glance at their high school activities will reveal the correlation between their grades and their desire to work for one another. The record of their high school years has been computed on the basis of a perfect score, 4.0, as the equivalent of an A, 3.0 equals a letter grade of B, and 2.0, a C. TWENTY-TWO “What the fish! You will achieve nothing except with good hard work!” And that, coming from the Coach’s desk, is a pattern for living to fit everyone, star athlete to Manager Harold Wilson. Mr. Komlanc arrived at the doors of E. H. S. in time to become assistant to Coach Joe Jobst in football for the year 1950. Then as head basketball mentor that winter and as head coach for all major sports this year, he saw a slow but steady improvement in teams and records. On the administrative end of the job, E. H. S. squads found the coach an efficient executive who installed supply cabinets and ran the athletic department on a business-like basis. For next year’s teams he leaves behind a solid nucleus, losing only three men from his basketball squad and five from the gridiron eleven. Part of the spark for the year’s successes came from a crew of ever-present cheerleaders who dished out a weekly helping of PEP for students and team alike. Manager Harold Wilson and Coach Komlanc Issued Equipment ★ ★ ★ E. H. S. Cheerleaders Helped Keep Spectator Spirits High TWENTY-FIVEJ ooJJjjaIL Coach Komlanc says, “We did a lot better than we had expected to do at the beginning of the season with the handicap of just one regular player back from the preceding year. The team played very respectable football throughout the season.” At the start of the season the Comets had a record showing steady improvement. The first game of the season, with Gridley, was a tough one for the Comets as well as the Gridley team when the Comets lost by a narrow margin of 7-0. The next game was a battling contest with Metamora that climaxed in a scoreless tie. The following two games with Cornell and Flanagan were very decisive victories for the Comets. It looked like the El Paso Comets were well on their way for the Mid-State Title, when their hopes were shattered by a 21-0 defeat from Lexington. The remaining five games were very discouraging for the once mighty Comets when they failed to score another victory. SCORES EP Opp. Gridley - - 0 7 Metamora - - 0 0 Flanagan - - 42 12 Cornell - - - 39 7 Lexington - 0 21 Chenoa - - - 0 7 Fairbury - - 7 27 Eureka - - - 6 18 Minonk 14 19 ★ ★ ★ Top Row: Coach Komlanc, J. Cordts, D. Mayne, B. Dehority, D. Geiselman, L. Kline, Captain D. Garrels, J. Stimpert, R. Crump, T. Morris, D. Tate, Coach Mitchell. Middle Row: R. Cackling, J. Crump, R. Stimpert, D. Crump, C. Radebaugh, L. Stine, D. Kline, D. Sturm, G. Wessel, W. Herncjar. Bottom Row: J. Williams, E. Panther, J. Brown, J. Shuman, R. Vandegraft, M. Raymer, W. Fogle. TWENTY-SIXJmul- TAp, Jim Cordts Guard - - - - Senior Roger Crump End Junior Bill Dehority Halfback - - - Junior Captain Don Garrels End ------ Senior Denny Geiselman Fullback - - Sophomore Walter Herncjar Fullback - - - - Senior Larry Kline Quarterback - - Junior Dick Mayne Guard - - - Sophomore Tom Morris Tackle - - - - Senior Carl Radebaugh Tackle - - - Freshman John Stimpert Guard - - - - Senior Don Tate Halfback - - - - Senior Not Pictured Richard Cackling Center - - - - Junior They Had Their Sober Moments Too! TWENTY-SEVENVARSITY SCORES EP Opp. Metamora - - 45 48 Fairbury - - 45 68 Gridley - - - 42 58 Cornell - - - 60 43 Chenoa - - - 36 46 Minonk - - - 51 56 Eureka - - - 56 46 Gridley - - - 43 54 Cornell - - - 60 52 Flanagan - - -48 46 Benson - 55 69 Washburn - - 66 48 Minonk - - - 30 48 Benson - 24 63 Fairbury - - - 44 45 Metamora - - 42 47 Lexington - - 45 70 Minonk - - - 47 57 Eureka - - - 53 34 Roanoke - - - 41 49 Flanagan - - 60 47 Chenoa - - - 62 75 Lexington - - 61 85 Normal - - - 34 73 fiadJudbalL The El Paso Comets opened the 1951 basketball season against Metamora, tough non-conference competition. The Redbirds, having an advantage over the Comets in height, ended the game a very close 48-45 on top. El Paso then went on to take a mild upset over Cornell 60-43. Cornell was never in the game as El Paso displayed mid-season form by accurate shooting and agressive rebounding. For the next two starts El Paso had somewhat of a let-down losing both, the second of which being with Minonk Mohawks and ending after a very hard fought battle with a score of 56-51 in their favor. The following game was an easy win over Eureka 56-46. El Paso then racked up the second win of the season over Cornell to prove their superiority over the Indians and followed up with a last minute win over Flanagan 48-46. In the first round of the Woodford County Meet, Washburn bowed to El Paso 66-48; however, it was a different El Paso that went to Metamora to play Benson in the final for third place. After being handed a loss by Minonk in the semi-final 30-48, the Comets Coach Komlanc and Varsity Squad: L. Kline, D. Kline, D. Sturm, L. Baity, B. Dehority, D. Tate, R. Crump, C. Knoll, R. Stimpert, D. Crump, J. Cleary. TWENTY-EIGHT(BoaJ Mali came up on the short end of the scoreboard with Benson totaling the count at 63 to El Paso 24. The Comets made a fighting comeback after the tournament to stage a well-played game against the Tartars of Fairbury, with the Tarters fairly nosing El Paso in the closing minutes 45-44. E. H. S. lost the next three games to Metamora, Lexington and Minonk, but finally cashed in over Eureka Hornets 53-34. They lost a non-conference battle to Roanoke, 41-49, followed by losses to Chenoa Red-birds and Lexington Minutemen. The Comets dropped their only game in the sectional tournament to Normal Community by an overwhelming score of 73-43. Although winning the same number of games as the varsity five, the Comet Reserves ended the season with a slightly higher percentage, it being 33.3 per cent as compared with the varsity percentage of 29.1. The Junior Comets began the season in good fashion, winning four out of six starts. They finished the season with a losing streak, the score always seeming to be in favor of their opponents even though seven of the fourteen losses were by very narrow margins. RESERVE SCORES EP Opp. Metamora - - 29 33 Fairbury - - 38 36 Gridley - - - 41 31 Cornell - - - 28 30 Minonk - - - 36 33 Eureka - - - 42 37 Chenoa - - 00 00 1 40 Gridley - - - 30 50 Cornell - - - 43 26 Flanagan - - 29 36 Benson - - - 38 34 Fairbury - - 31 28 Metamora - - 33 54 Lexington - - 34 51 Minonk - - - 24 32 Eureka — - 47 50 Roanoke - - - 39 57 Flanagan - - 40 57 Chenoa - - - 47 49 Lexington - - 38 46 Fairbury - - 37 52 Coach Komlane and Comet Reserves: M. Schneider, P. Smoots, J. Crump, D. Kingdon, R. Rippel, J. Brown. Not Pictured: J. Shuman, R. Hayse, A. Myers. TWENTY-NINEUcUiAik}, JjnsL-lAfL. Position Points Class Forward Captain Don Tate 312 Senior Forward Larry Kline 289 Junior Guard Bill Dehority 120 Junior Center Walter Herncjar 133 Senior Guard Roger Crump 129 Junior Guard Larry Baity 24 Senior Forward Don Sturm 93 Junior Guard Dick Crump 11 Junior THIRTY£ dtS- SfiOAtAmefL Pictured below is the E Club, the boys who have earned letters in athletic activities this season. Although they represent only a part of the boys who worked long, hard hours at their sports, they are the ones who got to play enough quarters in football and basketball or earned enough points in track to qualify for a gold “E”. At the end of each particular sport season the squad meets to select the most valuable player and captain-elect for the next year. This year the most valuable player award went to John Stimpert in football and Larry Kline in basketball. Bill Dehority was named captain-elect in both football and basketball for next season. The boy who scores the greatest per cent of his free throws in actual games is presented with the traveling free-throw trophy on which his name is engraved. Roger Crump won the trophy this year, his percentage being 58.4. Coach Komlanc and varsity players attended the Sweet Sixteen Tournament in Champaign as a climax to the season. Although Flanagan placed first, Gridley second and El Paso third in the initial track meet, the Comets showed much promise for future meets. Don Garrels won the 220 and 100 yard dashes; Ronnie Vandegraft won the low hurdle event; and Cletus Knoll, Albert Turner, Roger Crump, and Don Garrels won the 880 relay. Also placing in running broad jump, 880, 440, and high jump were Albert Turner, Richard Cackling, Jerry Cleary, Cletus Knoll, and David Kingdon. The Comets won their second meet with Grid-ley 61.5 to 46.5. Remember—“The score that goes beside your name isn’t whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.” ★ ★ ★ Top Row: D. Geiselman, R. Cackling, L. Baity, T. Morris, W. Herncjar, D. Mayne, C. Rade-baugh, C. Miller, J. Cordts, J. Cleary. Bottom Row: Coach Komlanc, D. Tate, J. Stimpert, L. Kline, B. Dehority, R. Crump, D. Crump. THIRTY-ONEBoisterous Bedtime Willing Workers Mischeivous Monkeys Scoring Stance Exalted Excitement Puzzled and Pigeon-toed Cheek to Cheek “Goofy” Group Steak Shake Snack Blank and Baby-faced Pretty Pretties! Bothered and Bewildered. Skipping School? Smiling Soda-jerk Surprising Secret. Absurd Antics. Senior Struggle. Winter Wonders THIRTY.TWOQ OMSdsi A, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF - DON TATE ASSISTANT EDITOR - - VIRGINIA RADEBAUGH ACADEMIC EDITOR JO SHUMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC EDITOR - - CAROL SCHERTZ ACTIVITIES EDITOR - MARILYN RINKENBERGER SPORTS EDITOR - - WALTER HERNCJAR BUSINESS MANAGER - JIM CORDTS SUBSCRIPTION MANAGERS - JOAN WEBB ROBERT KRUG EDITORIAL ASSISTANT - - MARILYN CRAWFORD ADVISER ----- MR. BROWN Your extra-curricular activities for the past school year have drawn their part of the overall design in your life too. Whether they achieved their goals in helping you to cooperate, participate in wholesome recreation, promote interest and improvement in everyday living, build a better personality, and learn by doing has depended on you. We recognized that patterns are always changing and the work of no two staffs will be alike; therefore, we felt that we wrere progressing in changing this year’s Cometeer in several ways. These changes include: photoengraved pictures, individual class pictures, and especially the addition of a color scheme in the division pages. The division pages were the result of patience, skill, and extra hours on the part of the editor and members of the class. Essentially a stencil technique, the silk-screen process was employed in printing these pages. When selecting the cover of the 1952 Cometeer, the staff seized upon the green and chartreuse color combination of Virginia Radebaugh’s shoes and shoe strings. You can see for yourself the result. HE CUT OUR SILK SCREENS Seated: Jo Shuman, Virginia Radebaugh. Standing: Marilyn Rinkenberger, Carol Schertz, Don Tate, Marilyn Crawford, Joan Webb, Walter Herncjar, Robert Krug, Jim Cordts. Not Pictured: Mr. Brown, Adviser. THIRTY.FIVEtRspohJtsix, EDITOR - VIRGINIA RADEBAUGH FEATURE EDITOR - - CAROLYN WESSEL SPORTS EDITOR .... JIM VOLZ NEWS EDITOR - - MARILYN CRAWFORD ADVISER ----- MR. BROWN Extra! Extra! Read all about it . . . E. H. S. students this year received free copies of the Reporter. This was possible as the staff did their own printing. The Reporter had editorials written by the staff and teachers. Two of the articles discussed the advantages and training in the nursing career and patriotism. Members of the staff gained experience in actual news-writing; thus providing themselves with worthwhile preparation for college work and, perhaps, for actual professional work. ★ ★ ★ Seated: S. Furrow, C. Wessel, L. Bess. St Hiding: V. Radebaugh. M. Cackling, M. Crawford, J. Cordts, G. Meiner, J. Volz, J. Rice, F. Gauger, J. Stitt, R. Schertz, M. Cleary, J. Shuman, C. Schertz, K. Wasson, M. K. Crusius, B. Punke, J. Kemp. Not Pictured: B. L. Finck, K. Weber, Mr. Brown, Adviser. thirty.SIXStudent fourniL OFFICERS PRESIDENT --- VIRGINIA RADEBAUGH VICE-PRESIDENT - - - ROGER CRUMP SECRETARY....................DON TATE TREASURER...........EILENE KRUG During the year the Council sponsored three assembly programs. The De Willo Concert Duo, which entertained last year also; Frederic Sjobiarn, commentator, composer, and pianist; and The Allen’s Sounds of the Air. BETWEEN THE LATEST GOSSIP AND A YAWN THEY WELCOMED VISITORS TO OUR SCHOOL. All scalps survived “Tomahawk Time.” The parade, led by the band, filed through town forming a pattern of gaily decorated floats, bicycles, and cars. “We’ll Paddle Through,” the Junior float received top honor. The Seniors won second with their float, “Chief Comet Conquers Cornell.” The Bonfire and Snake Dance to the 4-corners developed a winning spirit, which was satisfied the following evening when the Comets defeated Cornell. Toby Davidson’s Orchestra furnished music for the dance held in the V. F. W. building. Aside from entertainment the Student Council provided monitors to assist the visitors in our school. It also furnished ushers for the Drama Festival. Seated: Jim Cordts, Marcia Sutton, Don Tite, Virginia Radebaugh, Eilene Krug, Roger Crump, Ronnie Stimpert, Larry Kline. Standing: Miss Lee, Adviser. Not Pictured: Betty Hartter, Jerry Wessel. THIRTY.SEVENOruL CkL “Concert in the Park” DIRECTOR............................MISS STOOKEY Cast of Characters STEVE...............................ROGER CRUMP ALLAN .......................... JERRY CLEARY POLICEMAN...........................DICK MAYNE ANNE..............................PEGGY PINKHAM Behind the Scenes LIGHTING .... JIMMY WILLIAMS LARRY BAITY CURTAIN .... RONNIE VANDEGRAFT BUSINESS AND PUBLICITY MANAGER - MR. BROWN Steve, a criminal, dreamed of the things he might have been when he was with Anne. One evening, while he waited in the park for her to meet him, he was confronted and threatened by Allan, Anne’s accusing and angry brother, about a shooting in which he was involved. Allan attempted to make Steve promise to give up Anne and never to see her again. After Anne came rushing with news of being granted an important music scholarship, Steve realized that he must either sacrifice Anne’s happiness and career, or himself. The climax came when he made his decision, which ended in death, hoping to be remembered for what might have been. El Paso played host to the Woodford County Drama Festival, February 20. Schools that participated besides El Paso were Minonk, Benson, and Roanoke. THIRTY-EIGHTQjujwdA, (play- “Men Are Like Streetcars” DIRECTOR MRS. MASON MR. MASON MAUDIE SYLVIA JOY ALIX JULIE LYSBETH MRS. WHITE MRS. ALLEN MRS. DAY DAVY CHI JERRY TED MARGARET MR. BROWN Cast of Characters CAROLYN FRANKE ROGER CRUMP CAROLYN HARSHBARGER JOYCE ARMSTRONG MARGE SCHROCK JANE STITT JANIS RICE MARILYN BOHLANDER MARLENE STITT DORIS PUNKE CARLIE DIERS JERRY CLEARY DICK CRUMP RUSSELL SMITH DON STURM MARY CLEARY ANOTHER SCHEME FOR ATTRACTING MEN? Maudie, a girl in her middle teens, had an almost never-failing system for attracting men. This system caused a great deal of confusion for the family, especially when she tried it for her older sister, Sylvia. Maudie not only tangled up her own affairs, but nearly succeeded in ruining her sister’s romance, her father’s business, and the family reputation. Just as the difficulties reached their peak, however, Maudie’s schemes fell flat, ana everything returned to normal. THIRTY-NINEFront Row: J. Smith, B. Spencer, C. Jones, P. Bohlander, R. Schertz, O. Wessel, B. Mayne, R. A. Morris, J. Stitt. Second Row: M. Haas, S. Stimpert, J. Shanks, J. Potter, R. Rippel, R. Reeves, S. Claggett, N. Crusius, A. Burroughs , J. Heineke, L. Stokes, D. Stoller, C. McClure. Third Row: B. Crump. D. Miller, P. Reinkensmeyer, Y. Weirman, L. Baity , M. Schertz, B. West, J. Williams , B. Cleary, T. Volz, B. Fevers, J. Waters, S. Bernhardy, J. West, D. Mayne . Back Row: M. E. Myers , Mr. Baile, Director; R. Smith, J. Crump, C. Franke, J. Lampe, P. Lindsey. Not Pictured: J. Wessel , B. Hartter , W. Jones . Drum Major, J. A. Armstrong; Majorettes, M. Sutton, M. Coonrod. Not in Marching Band. » 0 ★ ★ ★ (BaruL President -Treasurer -Student Conductor Librarians -Efficiency Managers Jane Stitt Carolyn Franke Russell Smith Wanda Jones, Peggy Lindsey Bob West, Jim Williams FORTY$viLa (JJwalla Seated: B. Punke, M. K. Crusius, K. Wasson, M. Lindsey, M. Grubb, R. Kiddy, J. Rice, L. Bess. Second Row: Mrs. Hecht, Director; F. Stine, P. Cackling, D. Krug, M. Schrock, F. Gauger, B. Finck, M. Cleary, S. Furrow. Third Row: B. Sprehe, J. Benbow, C. Wessel, J. Kemp, M. Cackling, M. Crawford. Not Pictured: L. Regenold, A. Nash. ★ ★ ★ TYUxAjcL (JJwALLA Front Row: Mrs. Hecht, Director; B. Punke, M. K. Crusius, K. Wasson, M. Lindsey, M. Grubb, R. Kiddy, J. Rice, L. Bess. Second Row: F. Stine, D. Krug, P. Cackling, B. Sprehe, J. Benbow, C. Wessel, J. Kemp, F. Gauger, M. Cackling, M. Schrock, M. Crawford, B. Finck, M. Cleary, S. Furrow. Third Row: J. Cordts, J. Brown. K. Poorbaugh, W. Herncjar, J. Volz. Not Pictured: A. Nash. FORTY-ONEJuibhaAL QLub Around Counter: Mr. Lund, Adviser; Joan Kemp, Mary Kinder, Feme Stine, Henrietta Kesier, Peggy Lindsey, Marilyn Rinkenberger, Marilyn Bohlander, Erma Porth, Onetta Wessel, Marilyn Cackling, Doris Punke. Behind Counter: Secretary-Treasurer, Mae Kinder; Vice-President, Marilyn Crawford; President, Virginia Radebaugh. Bulletin boards, films on using the library, and bringing the card catalog up to date were ways for the librarians to make their motto, “Bring the right book to the right reader at the right time” a reality. OftfksL iaIa. Seated: Lorene Bess. Standing: Jo Shuman, Marlene Stitt, Juanita Wessel, Florence Gauger, Kathryn Weber, Carol Schertz. forty-twoFront Row: Charles Jording, President, Jerry Cleary; Sally Goetz, Eilene Krug, Peggy Lindsey, Carolyn Harshbarger, Onetta Wessel, Mr. Brown, Adviser. Back Row: Secretary-Treasurer, R uth Schertz; Janis Rice, Jane Stitt, Marlene Stitt, Mary Cleary, Betty Jones, Carolyn Franke, Lilly Ann Hartman. Not Pictured: Vice-President, Joyce Armstrong, Robert Thario. SpanLbJfL Lub Seated: W. Jones, P. Lindsey, E. Krug. First Row: Adviser, Miss Ross; M. Haas, M. Schertz, C. Jones, R. Kiddy, S. Bernhardy, J. Benbow, A. Armstrong, D. Krug, M. Grubb, M. Lindsey, J. Potter, P. Cackling, B. Sprehe. Second Row: C. g p McClure, M. Myers, S. Jakob, N. Graack, M. F. Kinder, B. Spencer, M. I. Stine, rtner C. Jording, M. Simmons, L. Eichelberger. Third Row: O. Franke, P. Pinkham, M. E. rod CdD' Rarick P- Bohlander, J. Shanks, S. Goetz, D. Sengpiel, P. Oltman. Not Pictured: M. Coon- ' Hartter. FORTY.THREE“A pinch of interest, a tablespoon of encouragement, and a cup of ambition . . This recipe for the members of the F. H. A. resulted in a year full of events, planned to incorporate all the purposes of the club. This year the Freshman-Sophomore and Junior-Senior clubs combined, and the officers of each alternated in taking charge of meetings. The initiation of thirty-five new members to the club and the lighting of candles for the eight purposes of the club highlighted the fall schedule. Climaxing the year was a trip to Chicago and parents’ night. Frcshman-Sophoniore Officers PRESIDENT - - - - WANDA JONES VICE-PRESIDENT - ANN ARMSTRONG SECRETARY - PEGGY LINDSEY TREASURER - - EILENE KRUG CHAIRMAN OF SCRAPBOOK - PAULINE CACKLING REFRESHMENT CHAIRMAN - - - MARTHA HAAS REPORTERS - BONNIE SPREHE MARI BELLE COONROD Junior-Senior Officers PRESIDENT - - JOYCE ARMSTRONG VICE-PRESIDENT - - - JO SHUMAN SECRETARY - MARLENE STITT TREASURER - - MARILYN CRAWFORD PROGRAM CHAIRMAN - VIRGINIA RADEBAUGH PARLIAMENTARIAN - - MARY CLEARY Seated: J. Shuman, M. Stitt, M. Crawford. First Row: M. Sutton. V. Radebaugh, M. Schrock, M. K. Kinder, J. Lampe, H. Harris, Miss Ross, Adviser; M. Cackling, F. Stine, S. Furrow, E. Franke, M. Cleary, M. Bohlander. Second Row: C. Schertz, A. Burroughs, R. Schertz, J. Stitt, J. Rice, K. Wasson, C. Diers, B. Jones, J. M. Armstrong, M. Jording, J. Wessel, O. Wessel. Third Row: D. Miller, M. K. Crusius, J. Kemp, C. Wessel, C. Franke, A. Beachy, D. Punke, I. D. Seggerman, L. A. Hartman, D. Stephens. Not Pictured: J. A. Armstrong, J. Webb. FORTY-FOURJja. PRESIDENT VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER REPORTER SENTINEL Officers JACK VALENTINE .......................JIM CORDTS CARL MILLER RONNIE STIMPERT GLEN MEINER DICK MAYNE Learning To Do—Doing To Learn—Earning To Live—Living To Serve The four purposes set forth in the motto form a pattern for the entire year’s activities. Learning: To Do— The trip to the International gave the members an opportunity to see outstanding animals of the modern type, acquaint themselves with the names of the outstanding breeders, and to see nationally famous livestock judges at work. Leo Stokes, the only Future Farmer to enter his F. F. A. projects in the International competition, placed 12th out of 96 with his junior yearling steer. Although he showed his animal against those of the big breeders in the carcass class, he received eighth place. Out of Leo’s five entries four were chosen for awards. Doing to Learn— Members who excelled in efficiency of production and neatness and completeness of record books were chosen for Project Awards by Chapter members not eligible. From this group of winners last year, one for each project, Everett Boston and Sonny Stim-pert were the only boys who received Sectional honors. Sonny was chosen the Star State Farmer. This year’s winners have not yet been selected. Wally Furrow attended the National Convention as a representative to the National Chorus. Combined F .F. A. and F. H. A. parties and an annual summer vacation trip helped to provide and encourage social contacts and cooperation. Earning To Live— Showing their animals at Chatsworth not only furnished the fellows a chance to produce the results of their work, but the prizes awarded to outstanding entries made it profitable. Roger Dixon won $38.96 in cash prizes, and according to a pre-arranged agreement, received half again as much from the F. F. A., making a total award of $58.44. Forty-five dollars won by Leo Stokes made his trip to the International a profitable experience. Living To Serve— Tomorrow’s rural America looks to the F. F. A., because leadership and clear thinking today concerning farm management and public interest will result in a strong and abundant nation. Seated: Mr. Henderson, Adviser; G. Meiner, J. Cordts, J. Valentine, C. Miller, R. Stimpert, D. Mayne. Second How: H. Krug, B. Busker, R. Rippel, R. Vandegraft, J. Shuman, H. Wilson, J. Schumacher, W. Fogle, L. Roth. Third Row: J. Crump, R. Dixon, M. Schneider, C. Radebaugh. D. Kingdon, G. Eichelberger, J. Brown, D. Porzelius. Fourth Row: H. Steffen, A. Myers, L. Smiley, T. Morris, K. Poorbaugh, D. Kline, C. Knoll, M. Miller, B. Finck. Not Pictured: R. Kingdon, L. Stokes, R. Thario. FOrJTY.FIVCsaa “Atlasta Team” with Carolyn Wessel as captain, won the Speedball Championship this fall. Carolyn led her team to three victories in four games. The G. A. A. sponsored basketball, speedball, and softball tournaments, as well as swimming, hiking, and bowling parties in an effort to promote interest and skill in athletics, citizenship, and good sportsmanship. Front Row: P. Pinkham, D. Rarick, C. Harshbarger, M. Lindsey, M. I. Stine, A. Burroughs, President, J. Lampe; Secretary, P. Lindsey; Vice-President, J. Rice; J. Stitt, B. Spencer, S. Bernhardy. Second Row: M. Schertz, D. Krug, M. E. Stine, O. Wessel, L. Bess, M. Bohlander, M. Sutton, A. Armstrong, P. Bohlander, J. Wessel, R. Hall, S. Jakob, E. Krug, M. E. Myers. Back Row: R. Kiddy, Treasurer, R. Schertz; Sports Manager, M. Cleary; J. Shanks, D. Miller, M. Schrock, H. Harris, C. Diers, A. Beachey, C. Franke, J. Benbow, M. A. Garrels, F. Gauger, C. Wessel, M. Cackling, F. Stine, P. Cackling, E. Franke, C. McClure, C. Jones, J. Potter. Not Pictured: Miss Lee, Adviser; J. A. Armstrong, M. Coonrod, M. I. Garrels, N. Graack, B. Hartter, W. Jones. FORTY-SIXQan, yjoiL TTlcdc L Jhsut v? Yea, Garrels! with a special cheer from Secor . . Just ask Leo why it looks so contented . . 7th at the International . . From Hula skirts to speech contests . . Just ask them about conscription . . eh, debaters? . . They open “Freedom’s Door” to win the 1951 V. F. W. Essay Contest . . She’s our D. A. R. . . What’s a band without them? . . Hm! More than steak . . 3rd at the International . . He played the trumpet!! . . A future at the Met? . . El Paso’s Mario Lanza . . They edged the Seniors from the basketball crown. forty-seven(pJwtfuAAoA, (piwipAhnkkidjL. (p hAonalih 1. 1 find that my most interesting classroom activity is: a. comparing the teacher’s profile with Daisy Mae’s (Li’l Abner’s) b. planning a safari to the headwaters of the Nile. c. reviewing in detail my most recent brush with the Warden. d. pinching the tub that sits in front of (behind, across from) me. e. pardon the expression, studying. a. loping down the hall at noon to prove that the modern dance can be graceful. b. counting the new confederate caps each day. c. running a book-making racket on the ping-pong games. d. collecting all the latest washroom scandal. e. reading text books. a. peers down her nose over her glasses. b. has a bad case of middle-age spread. c. beats his wife, runs rabbits, and barks at the moon. d. has the following measurements: chest 34, waist 25, hips 35. e. climbs on the chairs to reach the blackboard. 4. During my high school career the most interesting subject 1 have studied is: a. care and feeding of faculty children. b. how to enjoy life in spite of school. c. how to become a millionaire farmer without getting caught. d. the psychology of love-making. e. the influence of hellenistic culture on the Hebrew-Christian tradition a. Teachers and How They Got That Way. b. Guided Tours of the South Seas. c. Successful Hot Rods, or Hey, Louie! Watch My Smoke. d. Saturday Night Romances. e. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. a. to teach school. b. to forget school as soon as possible. c. to be a professional bum. d. to find a husband (or wife). e. to study. a. you are a P. C. (privileged character). b. you are confirmed optimist. c. you are called into the office at least once a week. d. you will be married before you are 20. e. you have P. O. (pauper’s odor). Try “Taboodle.” 2. My favorite pastime while at school is: 3. My favorite teacher: 5. The most absorbing book I have read is: 6. My ambition is: If 4 or more of your answers are: FORTY-EIGHTJoe Blow escapes; Miss Lund pursues! Joe and the preacher hold a gentlemen’s agreement. Chief Comet’s chieftains remain victorious. “We’ll Paddle Through” floats to first place. “Tomahawk Time” causes scalping sensation. “The Male Must Go Through!” FORTY. NINCCbjdoqkapPiiuan AMERICAN TRADITION x With each year of constant progress and faithful adherence to the traditions of "Originality and Distinction”, Pontiac remains the Master Engravers to America’s Schools. The Pontiac proven technique of modern methods of reproduction by experienced craftsmen; the employment of the most modem precision equipment; the artistic abilities of our art and layout departments are Pontiac helps in publishing a successful yearbook. All of the personnel of the Pontiac School Publications Division are proud of their participation in the publication of your yearbook and express their appreciation for the splendid cooperation by your staff. 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Standard Service Phone 355 Tires, Batteries, Accessories Customers Serviced with Dual Trucking Equipment EAST MAIN ST. ROUTE 24 LETCHER BROS. EL PASO GARAGE ELEVATOR CO. CHRYSLER-PLYMOUTH DEALERS Dealers in GRAIN, LUMBER and COAL FEED — SEED — FERTILIZER ¥ EL PASO, ILLINOIS. Elevators at El Paso, Panola, Kappa and Enright PHONE 86 PHONE 145 EL PASO. ILL. FIFTY.FOURNOHREN SUPERWAY STORE GROCERIES —MEATS FROZEN FOODS F. G. BERTA Jeweler and Optician EL PASO, ILLINOIS. SELF SERVICE ¥ ♦ Kodaks and Supplies Kodak Finishing PHONE 44 111 W. FRONT COMPLIMENTS OF WEST'S BAKERY R. G. PIERCE FURNITURE Kroehler — Frigidaire — Bendix RCA — MENGEL American Steel and Birch Cabinets COMPLIMENTS FROM LUAN'S BEAUTY NOOK COMPLIMENTS FROM EL PASO BOTTLED GAS CO. FIFTY-FIVEDUNMIRE EQUIPMENT CO. EL PASO, ILLINOIS. YOUNG CHEVROLET CO. Road Machinery and PHONE 354 MINONK, ILL. Construction Equipment ★ Sales—Parts—Service PHONE 300 Sales—Service SPENCER'S CITIES SERVICE STATION COMPLIMENTS OF KOOLMOTOR OIL CITIES SERVICE TIRES AND BATTERIES RICHARD STINE TRUCKING Washing and Greasing COMPLIMENTS OF McGUIRE'S PAINT and The El Paso Telephone Co., Inc. BODY SHOP Electric and Acetyline Welding PHONE 332 EL PASO, ILL. With 50 Years of Service to Our Community Frame and Front End Alignment Wrecker Service — Brake Service Wheel Balancing and Straightening Glass Cutting LIVINGSTONS' “One of Illinois’ great stores” KITCHELL INSURANCE AGENCY ★ ★ BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS. “When you see us, don’t think of insurance, but when you think of insurance, see us.” FIFTY-SIXCOMPLIMENTS OF MARTEN CLOTHING STORE EL PASO THEATER Successors to Burster and Henning Co. EL PASO, ILLINOIS. GENTS’ FURNISHINGS Phone 296 Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Myers Congratulations to Class of ’52 Ivan H. Snow Thomas Dry Goods Insurance Agency Ready to Wear Insurance — Real Estate — Loans EL PASO, ILLINOIS. Ivan H. Snow Curt Mahaffey Nationally Advertised Brands PHONE 39 EL PASO, ILL. Ladies’, Boys’ and Girls’ Wear BAILEY PRINTING CO. Commercial Printers and Publishers ★ Work Clothes - Hardware - Auto Supplies Everything for the Home, Car and Farm TOM O’LEARY’S GAMBLE STORE PHONE 345 EL PASO, ILL. PHONE 303 EL PASO, ILL. WHITE ELEVATOR CO. ★ COMPLIMENTS OF CORN BELT MOTEL DEALERS in GRAIN and COAL ★ Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stine, Owners. FIFTY.SEVENBOB’S DAIRY KENT LUMBER COAL CO. ROSZELL’S SEALTEST PRODUCTS Builders’ Supplies Fountain and Grill EL PASO, ILLINOIS. FRANK BENEDICT MICHELS’ DRUG STORE EL PASO, ILL. PHONE 27 Heating and Sheet Metal EL PASO, ILL. PHONE 194 RITTERBUSCH DRUG STORE Quality Drugs and Prescriptions Come to the WHITE HUT for Good Food and Drinks LEE and PEARL COMPLIMENTS OF ANDY’S BARBER SHOP EG. WENDLAND COMPLIMENTS OF Poultry, Eggs and Cream FRANKE’S PRODUCE HYNES HARDWARE ELECTRIC 29 W. Front Phone 195 El Paso PANOLA STORE Groceries, Meats, General Mdse. Gasoline and Oils EL PASO PHONE 852-R-Red THE SNACK SHOP HELLERS FARM STORE MRS. E. E. HUTTON, Prop. ROUTE 24 EL PASO, ILL. John Deere Implements Paints and Service FIFTY.EIGHTEL PASO LOCKER GROCERIES Meats - Groceries - Locker Processing Custom Butchering, Also Quarters of Beef Roy Kinnamon Bill McHugh PHONE 400 MIDGET MARKET “Come As You Are” BURTON BAITY and BAITY ANNEX Hardware — Paint — Wallpaper Gifts and Toys PHONE 100 or 14, EL PASO FOLTZ MOTOR CO. EL PASO, ILLINOIS. Phone 29 COMPLIMENTS OF PETE HALL "The Magazine Man” COMPLIMENTS OF HORNSBY’S 5c-$1.00 STORE EL PASO GREENHOUSE “Say It with Flowers” PHONE 334 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ENGRAVING—PONTIAC ENGRAVING CO., Owen Marsh, Representative. PRINTING—THE TIMES RECORD CO., ALEDO, ILLINOIS. PHOTOGRAPHY—HAWKINS STUDIO, BLOOMINGTON, ILL. BINDING—PFISTER BINDERY, GALESBURG. ILLINOIS. FIFTY.NINEC. T. KEARNEY M. D. C. E. CRYER, D.O. OSTEOPATH PHYSICIAN ★ SURGEON 3 Grant Street Phone 361 COMPLIMENTS OF ★ POPE SERVICE CLINIC EL PASO, ILLINOIS. PHONE 199 EL PASO, ILL. COMPLIMENTS OF Congratulations and Best Wishes to the Class of 1952 DR. ROBERT P. LYKKEBAK THE VINCENTS E. E. KELSEY, D.V.M. COMPLIMENTS FROM EL PASO, ILL. PHONE 341 DR. G. D. HEIPLE Compliments of BAKER BAKER Attorneys at Law SIXTY

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