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1953 COMETEERThe Cometeer Staff of the El Paso High School offer
THE 19 3come eer
seniors ........... 9
underclassmen . . 17
advertisements . . 49Credit: Printing: Wagoner Printing Company, Galesburg, Illinois.
Engraving: Galesburg Engraving Co., Galesburg, Illinois.
Senior and Faculty Pictures and All Group Shots: Hawkin's Studio, Bloomington, Illinois. Underclassmen: Supreme School Studios, Kansas City, Missouri. Spots: Mr. Bernard Welch page 26, Joyce Armstrong page 27, Hawkin's Studio pages 28, 48, Joan Smith pages 29, 32, 33, 36, 46, Dale Robinson pages 30, 45, Carlen Diers page 31, Miss Marilyn Ross pages 34, 35, 38, Eilene Krug page 37, Jane Lampe pages 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, Madeline Stine page 47.
Snapshots: Page 52, Jane Lampe, Pat Bohlander, Mary Stine, Betty Jones, Jon Lindsey, Elma Kemp, Mary Cleary, Madeline Stine, Ann Armstrong. Page 56, Miss Ross, Dorothy Rarick, Mary Stine, Mary Cleary, Pat Bohlander, Verna Armstrong. Page 62, Pat Bohlander, Eilene Krug, Peggy Lindsey, Joyce Armstrong, Mary Stine, Joan Smith, Dick Crump, Jon Lindsey, Janice Crump, Jane Lampe.
The staff of this yearbook would like to extend their special thanks to Mr. Welch and the Photography Club who spent so much time in the darkroom to help make this book possible.
Snapshot Contest Awards: First Prize, Jane Lampe for spot of football players on page 41. Second Prize, Dale Robinson for shot of cheerleaders on page 45. Third Prize, Ann Armstrong for circle of heads on page 52.H. B. TATE
Superintendent of Schools
Best wishes to the El Paso High School student body and particularly to the Class of 1953. I know you will value this book both now and in years to come.
WALTER C. CLAGGETT
Principal of High School
The best possible wishes to the Class of 1953 and to the student body of El Paso High School. Classes such as yours contribute much to the best tradition, spirit, and perpetuity of this institution which you will remember and love more and more as the years pass.
6Barbara L. Ahlberg
Practical Mathematics, Algebra, Plane Geometry. Junior Class Sponsor. Western Illinois State College B.S. in Education. Graduate study—Western Illinois State. Hobby: Sports, reading.
R. Warner Brown
English III, IV, Spanish II. Director of Dramatics and Speech. Sponsor of Spanish Club and Senior Class. Wheaton College— A.B.. Graduate study at University of Illinois. Hobby: Woodworking. artwork.
Physical Education, Biology. Sponsor of Girls' Athletic Association and Sophomore Qass. Oberlin College- A.B., Columbia University. University of Chicago. University of Wisconsin. Illinois State Normal - Summer session. Hobby: Horseback riding.
Eighth Grade Teacher. Language Arts. Adviser for all Social Activities for Eighth Grade. University of Illinois. Illinois State Normal University. Hobby: Collecting antiques.
Ruth Martin Parks
Vocal Music. Adviser for Chorus and Ensembles. Illinois Wesleyan—B.M. Graduate study at Illinois Wesleyan. Hobby: Beading and cooking.
Robert S. Baile
Instrumental Music frcm the 4th through the 12th, Concert Band. Band, Sophomore Class Sponsor. Morehead State College—B.A., University of Illinois--M.S. Hobby: Woodwork, auto machinist.
Agriculture. Sponsor of Sophomore Class. Future Farmers. Adult Classes. Illinois State Normal B.S., University of Missouri, University of Illinois—M.S. Hobby: Reading, sports.
Walter R. Lund
Sociology, Economics, Guidance, librarian. Sponsor of Junior Class. Debate. Oratory, Student Council. Eureka College—A.B.. University of Illinois. Hobby: Stamp collecting.
Typewriting I and II. Shorthand I. II. Bookkeeping. Sponsor of Senior Class. Western Illinois State College- -B.E.. Denver University, School of Commerce. Gem City Business College. Gregg Business College. Hobby: Cooking, reading.
Eighth Grade Teacher. Physical Education and Coaching. Eighth Grade Athletics. Bradley University. Illinois Wesleyan. Eureka College—B.A. Hobby: Learning by experience.
7H. E. Reckling
Industrial Arts I, 11, III. IV and Eighth Grade. Sponsor of Freshman Class. Eastern Illinois State Teachers Co'lege. Charleston. Illinois—B.S. in Education. Indiana University M.S. in Education.
English I. II. Sponsor of Senior Class. Yearbook. One-Act Plays. Millikin University- A.B.. University of Southern California. University of Illinois. Macomb. Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University M.A. Hobby: Travel, knitting, reading.
Home Economics I. II, III. Sponsor of Freshman Class. Future Homemakers of America. Illinois State Normal University—B.S. Hobby: Riding horseback.
Football. Basketball. Track Coach. American History. Boys' Physical Education. Sponsor of Freshman Class. Illinois State Normal University. Knox College A.B., University of Illinois. Hobby: Sports.
Bernard E. Welch
Chemistry. General Science. Physics. Sponsor of Junior Class. Photography Club. Maryville College —B.S.. Marshall College—M.S. Hobby: Photography.
8Roger Crump Jerry Cleary....
Marlene Stitt ... Marcia Sutton I Glen Meiner )
.. .Vice President
THE CLASS OF 1953
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 2. 4; Cometeer 4. Hobby—Sewing, reading. Ambition—To be a success.
Roger Lee Ball
Baseball 2. 4; Intramural basketball 3, 4. Hobby—Playing baseball, listening to popular music. Ambition—Professional baseball player.
F.H.A. 1. 2, 3. 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Monitor 3; Photography Club 4. Hobby—Drawing. Ambition— Secretary.
Chorus 1. 2, 4; Drum Maior 3. 4; F.H.A. 1, 2. 3; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3, 4: Monitor 3; Spanish Club 3, 4; Cometeer 4; junior Play 3; Pep Club 1; Photography Club 4; One-Act Play 4: Girls Ensemble 2. 4; F.H.A. President 2, 3; Gass Secretary 1; Spanish Club Vice President 3. 4. Ambition—College.
F.H.A. 1, 2, 4. Ambition—To do better.
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3, 4,- G.A.A. 1, 2, 3. 4: Chorus 1,4; Photography Club 4; Junior Play 3: Cometeer 4; Pep Club 1; Ubrarian 3. 4; Cheerleader 2, 3, 4; F.H.A. Secretary 2: Class Vice President 2, 3. Hobby—Photography. Ambition —Secretary.
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3; G.A.A. 1. 2, 3. 4; Band 1, 2. 3; Cheerleader 1. 2. 3. 4; Pep Club 1; Photography Club 4, Monitor 2; Cometeer 4; Girls' Chorus 1, 4; Mixed Chorus 1. 4; Operetta 4; Girls' Ensemble 4; Photography Club Parliamentarian
4. Hobby—Drawing. Ambition Secretary.
Basketball 1. 2. 3; Baseball 1. 2; Track 3; Spanish Club 3, 4: Junior Play 3; One-Act Play 3; Band 1. 2; Photography Club 4; Boys' Chorus 1. 2; Mixed Chorus 1. 2; 'E" Club 1. 2. 3; Gass Vice President 4; Spanish Club President
3. 4; Debate 3. 4; Cometeer 4. Hobby—Fishing. Ambition- Dentist.
Football 1, 2. 3. 4; Basketball 1, 2. 3. 4; Baseball 1. 2; Track 1. 3, 4; "E” Club 1. 2. 3; F.F.A. 1, 2. 4; Chorus 1. 2; Junior Play 3; Class Vice President 1. Hobby— Trapping, taxidermy. Ambition— Wilderness trapper.
Football 1. 2. 3. 4; Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4; 'E" Club 2. 3; Track 3; Baseball 1; F.F.A. 1. 2. 4; Student Council 2; Cometeer 4; Class President 2; Football captain 4; Basketball captain 4. Hobby— Fishing, hunting. Ambition—College and farming.
F.F.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Agriculture Project Award. Hobby—Matchbook collecting. Ambition—Dairy farmer.
Office 4; Monitor 3; Junior Play 3; Cometeer 4; Lifesaving 2; Spanish Club 3; G.A.A. 2. 3. 4; F.H.A. 1.2, 3. 4: Operetta 4; Band 3; Girls' Chorus 4: Mixed Chorus 4; Class Secretary 3; Band Treasurer 3; F.H.A. Reporter 4. Hobby --Reading, swimming. Ambition - Doctor.
Football 1. 2. 3. 4; Intramural basketball 4; Track 1.2.3,4; ''E''Club 3; Chorus 4; Operetta 4. Hobby Driving car. playing cards. Ambition Stock car driver.
Mary Jean Cleary
Pep Club 1; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3. 4;
F. H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Photography Club 4; Spanish Club 3, 4; One-Act Play 4; Junior Play 3; Operetta 4; Monitor 2; Reporter Staff 3; Cometeer 4: Mixed Chorus 1. 2, 3. 4; Girls' Chorus 1. 2. 3. 4; Girls' Ensemble 2. 3. 4, Band 1. 2; Vocal contests 2. 3. 4; F.H.A. Parliamentarian 3.4; G.A.A. Sports Manager 3; Section Leader. Chorus 4. Hobby—Music. Ambition—College and Nurses training.
Football 1. 2. 3. 4; Basketball 1. 2, 3. 4; Track 1. 2. 3; F.F.A. 1. 2; Speech contest 4; Student Council 1, 2. 3. 4; One-Act Play 3; Junior Play 3; Operetta 4; Chorus 1, 2. 4; ”E" Club 2. 3; Class President 3. 4: Student Council Vice President 3; Student Council President 4. Hobby—Athletics, reading. Ambition—Aviation.
G. A.A. 1. 2, 3. 4; F.H.A. 1, 2. 3. 4; Monitor 3; Chorus 1; Cometeer 4; Junior Play 3; Photography Club 4; Lifesaving 1. 2: G.A.A. President 4; Photography Club Vice President 4. Hobby—Swimming, reading. Ambition—College.
Edward J. Faulk
Football 1. 2; Basketball 1. 2. Hobby—Reading, building models. Ambition—Navy draftsman.
Marjorie A. Garrels
G.A.A. 1. 2. 3; F.H.A. 1. 2. 3; Monitor 2. Hobby—Skating, reading. Ambition—Air Force.
11Glenn A. Grubb
Marlyne Joanne Garrels
Girls' Chorus 4; Mixed Chorus 4; Cometeer 4. Monitor 1. 2; F.H.A.
1. 2. 3; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3; "America is Everybody's Business." third place 3. Hobby—Skating, basketball.
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 3. 4; Chorus 1; Cometeer 4; Monitor
2. 3; G.A.A. Vice President 4; F.H.A. Officer 2. Hobby Reading. swimming. Ambition—Secretary.
Lilley Ann Hartmann
F.H.A. 1, 2. 3. 4; Spanish Club 3. Ambition—Office work.
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 1. 4; Office 4; Monitor 2. 3; Litesaving 2; Spanish Club 3. 4: Chorus 2. 4; Girls' Ensemble 4; Photography Club President 4; Cometeer 4. Hobby—Dancing, swimming, sewing. Ambition- Home Economics teacher.
F.F.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Football 1. 4. Hobby — Shooting pool, hunting. Ambition—Farming.
Cletus V. Knoll
Basketball 2, 3. 4; Intramural basketball 3; Track 3. 4; F.F.A. 1. 2.
3. 4; Operetta 4; Chorus 4; "E" Club 3. Hobby—Reading, hunting. fishing. Ambition —Farmer.
Hobby Hunting, fishing. Ambition Owner of a trucking company.
Pep Club 1; F.H.A. 1. 2; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3; Chorus 1. 4; Junior Play 3; Operetta 4: Photography Club 4; Spanish Club 3, 4; Speech contests 3. 4; Attendant to Sweetheart Queen 2; Class Treasurer 1, 2.3; Cometeer Editor 4. Hobby Dancing. Ambition Registered nurse.
Mae Kinder Hasty
F.H.A. 1.2.3; G.A.A. 1; Librarian 2. 3. 4; Chorus 4. Operetta 4; Class Secretary 2. Hobby—Cook ing. sports. Ambition Housewife.
Marilyn Yvonne Jording
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 2; Monitor 2. Hobby—Cooking, collecting recipes. Ambition- Homemaking.
Football 1. 2, 3. 4; Basketball 1.
2. 3. 4; Track 1. 3. 4; Baseball 1; F.F.A. 1. 2. 4; "E" Club 2. 3; Photography Club 4; Student Council 1. 3; Cometeer 4: Class President 1; Second place, "America is Everybody's Business" 3. Hobby—Fishing. Ambition -College and farming.
Football 1. Ambition Navy.
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 1, 3. 4. Pep Club 1; Band 2. 3; Photography Club 4; Lifesaving 2; Com-eteer 4: G.A.A. President 3. Hobby—Reading. Ambition Stenographer.
Basketball 1. 2; Intramural basketball 2. 3. 4. Track 1. 3; F.P.A. 1. 2, 3, 4; Monitor 1. 2; Student Council 4; F.F.A. Reporter 3; F.F.A. Vice President 4. Hobby -Hunting, fishing. Ambition Veterinarian.
Baseball 1. 2. 3. 4. Hobby—Carpentry. shooting pool. Ambition Farming.
Doris Marlene Punke
Office 4: Junior Play 3; Librarian 2. 3: F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4: Chorus 1. Hobby Needlework, music. Ambition Homemaking.
F.F.A. 1. 2: Football 1. 2: Boys' State 3. Hobby—Short stories. Ambition Engineering.
Intramural basketball 3. 4; Baseball 4; Won radio, magazine campaign 4. Hobby—Playing base ball. Ambition—Truck driver
Transfer from Philadelphia High School. Missouri. F.H.A. 1; Chorus
1. 2; Class Treasurer 3; Reporter for school paper 3; Class Queen
3. Hobby—Music. Ambition— Housewife.
Donna M. Miller
Pep Club 1; Chorus 4; Girls' Ensemble 4; F.H.A. 22.214.171.124; G.A.A. 3; Monitor 2.3; Photography Club 4; Office 4. Operetta 4. Hobby— Reading, music. Ambition—Nurse.
Erma Jean Porth
F.H.A. 2; G.A.A. 1; Librarian 3. 4; Chorus 4; Operetta 4. Hobby —Sports. Ambition—Woman’s Marine Corps.
Chorus 1. 3. 4; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3. 4;
F. H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Spanish Club 3. 4: Photography Club 4: Junior Play 3; G.A.A. Vice President 3;
G. A.A. Sports Manager 4; F.H.A. Vice President 2; Fourth place, "America is Everybody's Business" 3. Hobby—Drawing. Ambition-Physical Education teacher.
G.A.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; F.H.A. 1. 2. 3; Spanish Club 3. 4; Band 1. 2. 3; Chorus 1.4; Photography Club 4; Monitor 2. 3; G.A.A. Treasurer 3. 4; Spanish Club Secretary and Treasurer 3. 4. Hobby—Collecting miniatures. Ambition—Elementary teacher.
Irma Dell Seggerman
F.H.A. 126.96.36.199; G.A.A. 2. Hobby Reading, sports. Ambition—Office work.
Hobby—Model planes. Ambition —Air Force.
Donna Mae Stephens
F.H.A. 1.2.3,4; G.A.A. 2; Chorus 4; Operetta 4. Hobby—Collecting pictures. Ambition -Bookkeeper.
G.A.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Chorus 1. 2. 4; Reporter 3: Band 1. 2. 3: Monitor 2; Spanish Club 3. 4: Come teer 4: Photography Club 4; Debate 4; Junior Play 3; Girls' Ensemble 2. 4: Operetta 4; Pep Club 1; Cheerleader 1: First place. "America is Everybody's Business' 3; F.H.A. Secretary 2. Ambition—College.
"E” Club 3; Basketball 1. 2. 3. 4; Football 2. 3. 4; Band 1. 2, 3; Baseball 2; Photography Club 4: Track 1.2; Chorus 1.4; Cometeer 4; Boys' State 3; Class Secretary 4. Hobby- - Horse collection, guns. Ambition—Elevator manager.
Transfer from East Peoria High. F.F.A. 2. 3. 4: Track 1. 3: Football 2; F.F.A. Sentinel 4. Hobby— Hunting. Ambition—Veterinarian.
Transfer from Normal Community High School. Science Club 1 2, 3; Building Trades 3. 4. Hobby— Woodwork, sports. Ambition— Play basketball.
Russell E. Smith
Junior Play 3; Chorus I. 2. 4: Band 1.2. 3. 4; Operetta 4; Music contest 1, 2. 3. 4; Band Officer; Student conductor 3. 4.
Football 1. 2. 3. 4; Baseball 1. 2. 4; Track 1. 2; Intramural basketball 2. 3. 4; Most valuable player, football 4. Hobby—Hunting, trapshooting. Ambition—Truck driver.
Marlene A. Stitt
F.H.A. 1, 2. 3. 4; Chorus 4; Office
2. 3; Monitor 2; Spanish Club 3; Junior Play 3; Operetta 4; Class Treasurer 4: Secretary, F.H.A. 3; Scholastic Short Story Award. Hobby—Reading. Ambition—Accountant.
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3. 4; Band 2. 3. 4; Girls' Chorus 1; Cometeer 4; Pep Club 1; Librarian 4: Student Council 3, 4; F.H.A. Officer 2. 3; Student Council Officer 4. Hobby—Dancing. Ambition Airline hostess.
Track 2. 3. 4; Intramural basketball 3; Baseball 4; Football 4; Basketball 1; 'E" Club 3. Hobby —Sports. Ambition—Air Force.
F.F.A. 1, 2; Intramural basketball 1; Monitor 3. Hobby—Fishing, hunting. Ambition Navy; then farming.Onetla Wessel
F.H.A. 1. 2. 3; G.A.A. 1. 2. 3; Spanish Club 3. 4; Photography Club 4; Librarian 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Mixed Chorus 1; National Commercial Contest Novice Accuracy Division, eighth place 3; Flute Trio 3. Hobby—Reading. Ambition-Nurse.
F.F.A. 1, 2. Ambition- Farmer.
Intramural basketball 1. 2. 3, 4; Basketba'l 2, 3; Photography Club 4; Band 1, 2, 3. Hobby—Fishing.
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Eileen Krug........Vice President
Dave Kline .............Secretary
CLASS OF 1954
Armstrong, Ann Bill, Geraldine Blackmore, Lowell
Byrd, Bill Cackling, Pauline Clements, Donald Diener, Barbara
Finck, Robert Finck, Treva Garey, Dick Garey, BobGeiselman, Donald Goetz, Sally Graack, Nancy Haas, Martha Hall, Ruth
Helton, Marian Jones, Wanda Jording, Charles Kesler, Henrietta Kinder, Mary
Kline, Dave Krug, Eilene Krug, Harold Kuhles, Albert Lindsey, Peggy
McGuire, Mary McKinley, Barbara Mayne, Dick Miller, Myron Mool, Robert
Morris, Alice Panther, Eddie Porzelius, Donald Punke, Walter Raymer, Don
Schroeder, Betty Schumacher, Jack Scott, Bobby Shaffer, Roger Simmons, Marcia
Spenser, Barbara Stimpert, Ronnie Waller, James Wilson, Harold Woosley, Ann
19Carl Radebaugh ........President
Jerry Wessel................Vice President
Robert Hayse ..........Secretary
Mary Stine...............Student Council
CLASS OF 1955
Alford, Bob Armstrong, Alberta Benbow, Joyce Bennett, Kenneth Bemhardy, Sandra
Bohlander, Pat Brown, Jim Byrd, Alice Busker, Bob Crump, Jim
20Eichelberger, Gordon Eichelberger, Louella Fogle, Walter Franke, Orlyn Grubb, Marie
Hartter, Betty Hinthorn, Shirley Hayse, Robert Jones, Charlotte Jording, Carol
Krug, Dorothy Lindsey, Mary McClure, Carolyn Myers, Austin Myers, Mary Ellen
Partner, Shirley Pinkham, Peggy Porth, Hildred Potter, Joan Radebaugh, Carl
Rarick, Dorothy Remmers, Lee Rippel, Riemond Schertz, Marian Schneider, Marvin
Scott, Lawrence Senpiel, Dixie Shanks, Jeanne Short, Jerry Shuman, John
Stine, Madeline Stine, Mary Vandegraft, Ronnie Wessel, Jerry Wilkey, John
Bob Farney......Vice President
Ruth Dixon ..........Treasurer
Steven Claggett ....Student Council
CLASS OF 1956
Armstrong, Ray Crum, Patty Crump, Janice
Crusius, Norma Diener, Ann Dixon, Ruth Dunlap, Linda Evans, James
Farney, Bob Farrell, Harry Fever, Billy Finck, Eddie Finck, Joyce
Fisher, Clyde Garey, Ted Harris, Carol Wilson, Ralph Woosley, Bill
22Gillespie, Charles Green, Roberta Herr, Leroy Hinthom, James Kemp, Elma
Kinder, Hazel Lewis, Kenneth Lindsey, John Malcom, Buddy Mayne, Barbara
McKinley, Donald Miller, Darlene Miller, Marilyn Moritz, Larry Morris, Charlotte
Mosbach, Robert Peters, Sherrill Pinkham, Charles Punke, Mary Sue Reeves, Ray
Roberts, Charles Robinson, Dale Roth, Larry Seggerman, Patty Smith, Joan
Spivey, Jack Stimpert, Shirley Stine, Lois Tipler, Tommy Vogel, Tommy
Volz, Tommy Waller, Robert Weirman, Yvonne Welbes, Shirley Wilkey, Clara
Top row: Don Hartter, Veryl Bemhardy, Bill Grubb, Diane Seitz, Patsy Toureene, Alberta Charlette, Nancy Wilkey, Blanche Geiselman, Catherine Welbes, Dorothy Shaffer, Joyce Giberson, Clara Finck, Charles Jones, Harold Alford.
Second row: Gene Miller, Bob Pierce, Bob McKinley, Jo Ann Hinthom, Jane Goetz, Audrey Cleary, Marlene Rostetter, Marilyn McHugh, Virginia Jording, Sharon Lowder, Ken Porzelius, Bill Colburn, Dean Weber, Joe Jenkins.
Third row: Jack Bagby, Betty Porter, Kay Kearney, Patty Reinkensmeyer, Shirley Kendall, Tobien Tegard, Barbara Wasson, Ruth Morris, Doris Patton, June Waters, James Rice, Fred Leenhouts, Allen Harroun, Merle Arbogast.
Bottom row: Dennis Stoller, Everett Fletcher, Dick Brown, John Dodson, John Benedict, Charles Bell, Terry Vandegraft, Lois Stokes, Jerry Vandegraft, Bob Brown, Verna Armstrong, Mary Haas.
Not pictured: Peggy Moritz, Tom Malcom, Larry Thomas, Wayne Chapman, Virginia Morris, Dennis Parkhouse, Eldon Compton, Bob Clements, Carol Foreman.
24Top row: Mr. Welch. Walter Punke, Bill Fever. Stephen Claggett, Bob Busker, Dick Mayne, Larry Kline. Don Sturm, Jerry Cleary. Third row: Harold Wilson, Brian Shanks. Eddie Panther. Wanda Jones, Dixie Sengpiel. Shirley W'elbes. Hazel Kinder, Elma Kemp. Mary Sue Punke. Carolyn Harsh-barger. Darlene Miller. Second row: Sherrill Peters. Arlene Burroughs, Mary Cleary. Ruth Schertz.
Donna Miller, Patty Bohlander. Joyce Armstong, Eilene Krug. Sally Goetz. Barbara Spencer. Mary Stine, Marian Helton, Ada Mae Beachey. Joan Smith. Marilyn Bohlander. Bottom row: Peggy Lindsey.
Patty Crum, Ruth Ann Dixon. Janis Rice. Charlotte Morris. Don Raymers, Carlen Diers, Jane Stitt.
Betty Jones, Ann Armstrong, Lois Stine. Pat Seggerman. Ann Diener, Janice Crump, Jon Lindsey.
President ......................... Betty Jones
Vice President Carlen Diers
Secretary ........................... Jane Stitt
Treasurer Don Raymers
The "Shutter Bugs", under the direction ot Mr. Welch, are pioneering the photography field. The darkroom has been newly equipped with an enlarger and the members are learning to develop their films and how to take better pictures. The aim of the club is to learn what happens when the camera clicks and how to make better use of the equipment at hand.
The cameras have really been clicking since the "Shutter Bugs" were organized in November. They have completely taken over the darkroom and are doing a fine job printing and developing all of their own pictures.
26Top row: Ronnie Stimpert. Bill Dehority. Dick Crump, Don Sturm. Larry Kline. Roger Crump. Jeny Cleary. Second row: Eilene Krug. Carolyn Franke, Janice Armstrong. Carlen Diers. Betty Jones. Mary Cleary. Marlyne Garrels. Bottom row: Miss Stookey. Arlene Burroughs. Joyce Armstrong. Marilyn Bohlander. Helen Harris. Ruth Schertz, Marcia Sutton. Jane Stitt. Carolyn Harshbarger.
Editor Carolyn Harshbarger
Cover Artist Jane Stitt
Business Managers ' '°',ce r m l
Photos............... Betty Jones, Carlen Diers
Snapshots Marilyn Bohlander
Faculty Marlyne Garrels
Seniors .............................. Janice Armstrong
Underclassmen Marcia Sutton
Eighth Grade Eilene Krug
Girls' Sports Mary Cleary
Boys' Sports Larry Kline, Bill Dehority
Eighth Grade Sports Ronnie Stimpert
Activities Ruth Schertz, Carolyn Franke,
Humorists Jane Lampe, Don Sturm, Dick
Crump, Arlene Burroughs, Helen Harris
Sponsor Miss Margaret Stookey
With deadlines to meet and ads to get in everyone was kept busy trying to get all of these things done at the last minute. But in spite of this the Cometeer Staff has a right to be very proud of their Annual.
27Bob Hayse, Eilene Krug. Carl Radebaugh. Mary Cleary. Orlyn Franke. Joyce Armstrong.
DRAMA and SPEECH
Director: R. Warner Brown One Act Play..........."Why I Am A Bachelor"
Lecturer ................................Bob Hayes
Henrietta Eilene Krug
Mother ........................ Mary Cleary
Ida Mae ...................... Orlyn Franke
Aunt Emma Joyce Armstrong
Algernon Carl Radebaugh
Stage Crew Dick Mayne, Walter Punke,
John Shuman Reading Carolyn Harshbarger
Director: Walter R. Lund Oration Roger Crump
"The Burning House" by Paul Saad Debate . . . Resolved: That The United States Should Withdraw From The United Nations.
Jane Stitt Jerry Cleary
Betty Schroeder Eddie Panther
The debaters, under the direction of Mr. Lund, entered the Sectional Contest debating the proposition, "Resolved: That The United States Should Take the Initiative in Forming a Federal Union of All Nations."
28Top row: Mr. Lund, Stephen Claggett. Lowell Blackmore. Dick Mayne. Reger Cramo. Bottom row: Tom Volz. Marcia Sutton. Peggy Lindsey. Mary Stine, Glen Meiner.
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer
Roger Crump Marcia Sutton Peggy Lindsey Lowell Blackmore
October 26...Homecoming and dance at
October 21...Movie and Lecture on Latin
America by the Powells
November 18...Movies—"An Optical Poem"
and "Youth Builds a Symphony"
March 17.....Liquid Air Demonstration
The Student Council consists of representatives from each class and a faculty adviser. Its purpose is to promote the welfare of the school and provide opportunities for student participation in school affairs.
29Back row: Betty Hartter. Mr. Bail©. Billy Grubb, Russel Smith, Janice Crump. Peggy Lindsey. Marcia Sutton, Joyce Armstrong. Marcia Simmons, June Waters. Sandra Bernhardy. Third row: Riemond Rippel, Barbara Crump, Jean Shanks. Yvonne Weirman. Pat Rinkensmeyer. Alberta Charlotte. Madeline Stine. Norma Crusuis. Stephen Claggett, Ray Reeves. Tom Volz. Marian Schertz. Second row: Mary Haas. Shirley Stimpert, Barbara Spencer, Joan Potter. Dennis Stoller, Carolyn McClure. Lois Stokes. Elma Kemp, Onetta Wessel. Front row: Joan Smith. Wanda Jones. Charlotte Jones. Pat Bohlander, LeRoy Herr, Barbara Mayne. Ruth Ann Morris.
Pat Bohlander Alberta Charlotte Mary Haas Barbara Crump Charlotte Jones Wanda Jones Elma Kemp Joan Potter Pat Rinkensmeyer Riemond Rippel Jean Shanks Joan Smith Barbara Spencer Shirley Stimpert Yvonne Weirman Madeline Stine
Lois Stokes Tenor Saxophones
Carolyn McClure Dennis Stoller Trombones Sandra Bernhardy June Waters Percussion Janice Crump Betty Hartter Peggy Lindsey Drum Major Joyce Armstrong Majorettes Marcia Simmons Marcia Sutton
Russel Smith Billy Grubb Comets
Stephen Claggett Norma Crusius Ray Reeves Marian Schertz Tom Volz
French Horn Jerry Wessel Oboe
Leroy Herr Flutes
Barbara Mayne Ruth Ann Morris Onetta Wessel
’Not in Marching Band
The marching band provided breath-taking entertainment at football games last season. The concert band presented superb Christmas and Spring Concerts. They also are planning to have a series of Summer Concerts.
30Top row: Ann Armstrong. Peggy Lindsey. Barbara Spencer. Sally Goetz, Nancy Graack. Wanda Jones. Dick Mayne, Don Sturm. Russel Smith. Walter Punke. John Shuman. Third row: Marie Grubb. Carolyn Franke, Mary Cleary. Dorothy Krug. Richard Ciackling. Robert Hayse, Ronnie Vandegraft. Bob Alford. Roger Crump. John Dodson. Second row: Mrs. Parks. Pat Seggerman. Carolyn Harshbarger. Arlene Burroughs. Marilyn Bohlander. Mae Hasty. Everett Fletcher. Charles Bell. Charlie Jones. Jack Bagby, Marlene Garrels, Mary Stine, Betty Jones. Ruth Schertz, Shirley Welbes. Joyce Armstrong. Mildred Porth. Bottom row: Marcia Simmons. Janice Rice. Charlotte Morris. Donna Miller. Marlene Stitt. Joyce Benbow. Billy Colburn. Joe Jenkins, Cletus Knoll. Donnie Hartter. Ann Dioner, Jane Stitt. Jerry Short. Erma Porth.
Bob Alford Richard Cackling Roger Crump Robert Hayse Charles Jones Don Sturm Ronnie Vandegraft Tenors Jack Bagby Charles Bell Billy Colburn Eldon Compton John Dodson Everett Fletcher Donnie Hartter Joe Jenkins Cletus Knoll Jon Lindsey Tom Malcom
John Shuman Russel Smith Larry Thomas Altos
Ann Armstrong Joyce Armstrong Ann Diener Sally Goetz Betty Jones Wanda Jones Peggy Lindsey Charlotte Morris Erma Porth Ruth Schertz Mary Stine Jerry Short Jane Stitt Sopranos Joyce Benbow Marilyn Bohlander
Arlene Burroughs Mary Cleary Carolyn Franke Nancy Graack Marlene Garrels Marie Grubb Roberta Green Carolyn Harshbarger Mae Hasty Dorothy Krug Donna Miller Hildred Porth Jan is Rice Marlene Stitt Donna Stephens Pat Seggerman Barbara Spencer Shirley Welbes Clara Wilkey
The chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Parks, started out a successful season by singing at P.T.A. They then participated in the County Choral Festival, and then produced very fine Christmas and Spring Concerts.
31Mrs. Rita Nohr©n, Betty Ior.es. Donna Miller. Joyce Benbow. Doris Punke. Carolyn Franke, Sally Goet2. Treva Finck. Shirley Hinthorn.
Shirley Hinthorn Carolyn Franke.
. Fourth Hour
Seventh Hour ...Eighth Hour
People entering Mr. Claggett's office were greeted by a smiling office girl. These office girls could usually tell you where Mr. Claggett was, and if not they could give you the latest gossip floating around school.
32Top row: Mr. Lund, advisor: Sandra Bernhardy, Wanda Jones. Nancy Graack. Sally Goetz. Henrietta Kesler. Bottom row: Marilyn Bohlander, Marcia Sutton. Ann Armstrong. Betty Hartter, Erma Porth. Mae Hasty.
Nancy Graack, Sally Goetz..........First Hour
Wanda Jones.......................Second Hour
Erma Porth, Mae Hasty..............Third Hour
Marilyn Bohlander.................Fourth Hour
Henrietta Kesler...................Fifth Hour
Sandra Berhardy, Betty Hartter.....Sixth Hour
Marcia Sutton, Ann Armstrong.....Seventh Hour
Onetta Wessel.....................Eighth Hour
During the first semester at E.H.S. our librarians issued 3,092 books. These large figures prove that the library was able to carry out its motto of "getting the right book to the right person at the right time."
33Top row: Madeline Stine. Mary Lindsey. Patty Seggerman. Mary Barnett. Shirley Welbes. Janice Crump. Shirley Stimpert. Elma Kemp. Barbara Mayne. Joyce Finck. Norma Crusius. Alberta Armstrong. Shirley Partner. Yvonne Weirman. Lois Stine. Second row: Barbara Spenser, Doris Punke.
Barbara Diener. Joan Smith. Lilly Hartman. Irma Seggerman. Marilyn Bchlander. Helen Hams. Janis Rice. Betty Jones. Marcia Sutton. Jane Stitt. Ann Diener. Janice Armstrong. Ada Beachey. Ruth Dixon.
Patty Crum. Third row: Louella Eichelberger. Marie Grubb. Dorothy Krug. Joan Potter. Dixie Seng-piel. Mary Kinder. Martha Haas. Carolyn Franke. Marlene Stitt. Donna Miller, Mary Cleary. Jerry Short, Mary Stine, Dorothy Rarick. Carlen Diers. Peggy Pinkham, Hazel Kinder. Marilyn Miller.
Bottom row: Miss Ross. Marcia Simmons. Betty Hartter, Patty Bohlander. Jean Shanks. Joyce Benbow,
Sandra Bernhardy. Orlyn Franke. Sally Goetz. Wanda Jones. Nancy Graack. Eilene Krug. Ann Armstrong. Peggy Lindsey. Carolyn McClure, Charlotte Jones. Marian Schertz. Carol Harris, Shirley Hin thorn.
Future Homemakers of America
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Historian Parliamentarian Reporter Song Leader
Wanda Jones Ann Armstrong Peggy Lindsey Sandra Bernhardy Barbara Spencer Mary Cleary Carolyn Franke Joyce Benbow
The Future Homemakers of El Paso High School have found 1952-53 to be a year of highly enjoyable and successful activities, under the leadership and guidance of Miss Ross. The interchanging of parties with the F.F.A. have provided many evenings of fellowship and entertainment.
Santa Claus was guest of honor at this annual Christmas party held by the first year Home Economics students. Each left, carrying a present, a smile, and a tummy full of food.
34Top row: Robert Kingdon, Myron Miller. Marvin Schneider, Larry Kline. Bob Thario, Dave Kline. Bob Busker. Jim Crump. John Shuman. Cletus Knoll. Second row: Dick Crump. Bob Finck. Bill Dehority. LeRoy Herr. Riemond Rippel. Ronnie Stimpert. Dick Mayne. Ronnie Vandegralt. Gordon Eichelberger. Reger Shaffer, Jack Shumaker. Bottom row: Harold Wilson. Jim Brown. Charles Pink-ham. Harold Krug. Glen Miener, Ken Lewis. Walter Fogle. Charles Roberts. Tom Tipler, Mr. Henderson.
FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA
Ronnie Stimpert Glen Miener Dave Kline Jim Brown Bob Finck Bob Thario
The Future Farmers of America—one of the outstanding farm organizations of today—gives each member an opportunity to learn and to acquaint himself with the fundamentals of rural life and work. This organization not only provides this gift, but as a group promotes fellowship among others—so badly needed in our world of today.
An F.F.A.-F.H.A. weiner roast was held at Furrow's in the fall of '52. Games, eats, and a dusty ride in the moonlight were enjoyed by all.
35"I've warned you—I've warned you. Now git out of here, you varmint, you, and leave my daughter alone. Next time I fire, it won't be into the air!”
"UP ON OLD SMOKY"
Director ................ Mrs. Ruth Parks
Cindy lones. young school teacher Carolyn Harshbarger
Grandpop, old mountaineer Robert Hayse
Sue Ellen Buchanan, a young mountain girl Carolyn Franke Cindy's Grandma, a quiet, unobtrusive woman Mary Cleary Sam Carpenter, a young mountaineer Roger Crump
Franky Davis, a young mountaineer Charlie Jones
Preacher Johnson, a new minister Don Sturm
Gary, a city entertainer John Shuman
Clem Buchanan, Sue Ellen's father Cletus Knoll
William Macon, former mountain boy Richard Cackling
Marilyn and Gail, showgirls Jane Stitt, Arlene Burroughs
Stage and Lighting:
Robert Hayse Robert Alford
Don Hartter Walter Punke
Dick Mayne Richard Cackling
This is a story of young lovers, portrayed in words and song, showing their heartbreak and sorrows. Amid their disappointments, the young mountain folk discover new loves, and all ends happily.
"STRANGER IN THE NIGHT"
Director ............. Mr. R. Warner Brown
Sylvia Lee, a youthiul owner of a shop Nancy Graack
Mable Crane, a youthful owner of a shop Grant Terry, a young newspaper columnist J. T. Rutledge, a retired executive Peggy Lindsey Walter Punke Bob Gary
Velda Stevens, his secretary Barbara Spencer
Clifford Newkirk, a law student Ronnie Stimpert
Nona Pollard, an elevator operator Sally Goetz
Eddie Beach, a hotel bellhop Eddie Panther
Rose Jordan, a business woman Mary Kinder
Sam Frisk, the hotel detective Charles Jording
Marcella Bender, who teaches physical culture Sandra King, a lady wrestler Eilene Krug Martha Haas
Student Director Wp n r? p Tnnpe
Stage and Lighting:
Dick Mayne Walter Punke Harold Wilson Harold Krug
Bob Gary Lowell Blackmore Donald Raymer Albert Kuhles
A mystery shaped around a bookstore lends an exciting plot to the Junior Play. With lights out and a hushed audience, the play progressed to an exciting climax.
37Top row: Betty Jones. Sally Goetz. Joyce Armstrong. Carolyn Harshbarger. Jerry Cleary. Bottom row: Jane Stitt. Janis Rice, Ruth Schertz, Mary Cleary. Mr. Brown.
President .......................... Jerry Cleary
Vice President Joyce Armstrong
Secretary-Treasurer Ruth Schertz
The Spanish Club, with Mr. Brown as advisor, was busily engaged this year in making money to send or help send one of its members on a special tour to Mexico. One of its projects to help this cause was the sponsoring of a Twirp Dance which was a big success. The Spaniards are now busily planning to show a full length movie for the entire school.
In the snapshot to the left are shown some students posing in Latin American costumes brought from Latin America by "The Powells," noted Latin American authorities, who gave a performance at E.H.S. this year.
38Front row: Roger Crump, Carl Radebaugh, Dick Crump, Albert Turner, Larry Kline, PHI Dehority, Lyle Stine. Ronnie Stimpert, Dick Mayne, Jim Crump, Don Sturm, Coach Trebbe. Second row: Assistant Coach Polling, Manager Bill Fever, Charles Pinkham. Jerry Wessel, Jim Brown, Bob Busker, Dave Kline, Ted Garey. Bob Kingdom Richard Cackling, Bob Aliord, Kenny Bennett, Charles Gillespie, Manager Bob Hayse. Third row: Loren Vogel. James Evans. Eddie Finck. Tom Volz, Walter Fogle, Jon Lindsey. Kenny Lewis.
BACKS Lyle Stine 'Albert Turner 'Larry Kline •f'Bill Dehority 'Ronnie Vandegraft 'Jim Brown John Shuman Kenny Bennett Jerry Wessel Charles Roberts Kenny Lewis Jon Lindsey
Charles Pinkham Loren Vogel ENDS 'Roger Crump 'Don Sturm 'Dave Kline Robert Aliord Austin Myers Charles Gillespie CENTERS 'Ronnie Stimpert 'Richard Cackling Donald Raymer
TACKLES 'Jim Crump 'Carl Radebaugh 'Robert Kingdon 'Robert Busker Eddie Finck GUARDS 'Richard Mayne 'Richard Crump 'Ted Garey Walter Fogle Tom Volz James Evans
This year's Comets, under the able coaching of Jack Trebbe, rolled up 170 points to their opponents 42. The Comets started off a successful season of 6-2-1 by holding their first five opponents to only 2 points.
El Paso 18 Gridley 0
El Paso 13 Metamora 0
El Paso 33 Flanagan 0
El Paso 20 Cornell 2
El Paso 47 Lexington 0
El Paso 6 Chenoa 20
El Paso 7 Fairbury 7
El Paso 7 Eureka 13
El Paso 19 Minonk 0
This year's Comets were very ably led by Captain Bill Dehority. Lyle Stine was chosen by his teammates as most valuable player for the season. Next year's team will be led by Captain-elect Ronnie Stimpert.
41First row: Manager Tom Volz, Ronnie Stimpert, Marvin Schneider. Bob Alford, Cletus Knoll. Manager Loren Vogel. Second row: Coach Trebbe. Eill Dehority. Roger Crump, Larry Kline. Dave Kline. Don Sturm, Dick Crump.
Guards: t Bill Dehority ‘Dick Crump ‘Cletus Knoll Ronnie Stimpert Jim Brown Dale Robinson Ken Lewis Jon Lindsey Charles Pinkham Forwards:
‘Roger Crump ‘Marvin Schneider ‘Larry Kline Bill Fever Ted Garey Bob Farney Jim Crump Centers:
‘Don Sturm Bob Alford Riemond Rippel
Our top scorer in basketball was Don Sturm with 381 points followed by Larry Kline with 246 points. Bill Dehority was given the most valuable player award and he and Don Sturm share the freethrow trophy.
42First row: Dick Crump. Dave Kline. Don Sturm. BiP Dohority. Larry Kline, Coach Jack Trebbe. Second row: Roger Crump. Cletus Knoll.
El Paso 61 Metamora 51
El Paso 55 Fairbury 42
El Paso 41 Gridley 50
El Paso 75 Cornell 55
El Paso 36 Chenoa 41
E3 Paso 46 Minonk 45
El Paso 59 Eureka 53
El Paso 44 Gridley 47
El Paso 65 Cornell 33
El Paso 53 Flanagan 56
El Paso 42 Metamora 50
El Paso 41 Roanoke 43
El Paso 54 Fairbury 57
El Paso 59 Minonk 57
El Paso 36 Roanoke 49
El Paso 48 Washburn 64
El Paso 51 Benson 65
El Paso 64 Minonk 53
El Paso 62 Eureka 59
El Paso 63 Lexington 61
El Paso 60 Flanagan 52
El Paso 52 Chenoa 74
El Paso 50 Lexington 66
El Paso 52 Forrest 70
With five returning lettermen, the Comets enjoyed a fairly successful season by winning eleven games and dropping thirteen. Alter a mid-season slump, the Comets came back to give their opponents an equally good battle.
43Top row: Coach Trebbe, Bob Farnoy, Riemond Rippel. Marvin Schneider, Bob Alford. Ronnie Slim-pert. Jim Crump. Charles Pinkham. Bottom row: Manager Loren Vogel, Bill Fever, Jim Brown. Dale Robinson. Ted Garey. Ken Lewis. John Lindsey. Manager Tom Volz.
El Paso 45 Metamora 40
El Paso 32 Fairbury 47
El Paso 45 Gridley 34
El Paso 78 Cornell 67
El Paso 43 Chenoa 41
El Paso 51 Minonk 34
El Paso 47 Eureka 48
El Paso 49 Gridley 50
El Paso 64 Cornell 45
El Paso 45 Flanagan 40
□ Paso 36 Metamora 41
El Paso 35 Roanoke 41
El Paso 46 Fairbury 60
El Paso 32 Benson 40
El Paso 42 Minonk 26
El Paso 52 Eureka 42
El Paso 36 Lexington 38
El Paso 38 Flanagan 28
El Paso 36 Chenoa 47
El Paso 34 Lexington 48
The Junior Varsity five enjoyed a rather successful season this year. In doing so they gained much valuable experience for the coming season. This year they acquired many traits of good sportsmanship.
44Sherrill Peters. Arlene Burroughs. J nice Crump. Marilyn Bohlander, Wanda Jones, Charlotte Jones, Peggy Lindsey. Dorothy Rarick.
What's the matter with the team?
They're all right!
Who's all right?
Who says so?
E-T, rah, rah, H-S rah, rah!
El Paso High, rah, rah!
Who's the best coach in the U.S.A.?
Trebbe, Trebbe, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Who's the best team in the U.S.A.?
The Comets, the Comets, yeah, yeah, yeah!
Go, ye Comets, go, hey!
Go, ye Comets, go, hey!
Go, ye Comets, go, hey!
"Yeah El Paso . . shout the cheerleaders. These morale builders did more than an adequate job of spurring on our athletic teams to victory. They practiced many long, hard hours after school and in the evenings.
45Top row: Coach Trebbe, Charles Gillespie, Kenneth Gossmeyer. Dick Garey. Bob Busker, Bob Alford. Carl Radebaugh. Bob Garey. Second row: Ron Vanaegraft, Ken Bennett, Eddie Finck, Ted Garey. Jim Crump. Bottom row: Jon Lindsey, Jim Evans. Kenny Lewis. Bob Farney, Charles Pinkham, Charles Roberts. Bob Scott.
The track team enjoyed a good season this year. They took part in seven track meets during the season. One of the most valuable things derived from participating in track and field events is the development of speed and coordination. Track helps develop these abilities for other sports.
April 17 at Gridley
April 20 at Metamora
April 23 at Chenoa
April 28 Mid-State Track Meet at Chenoa
April 30 at Fairbury
May 5 Woodford County Track Meet at Metamora
May 8 District Track Meet
The track team this year was composed mainly of underclassmen who wanted to gain experience. This is a good sign for the future seasons. It will also develop the boys' talents in other varsity sports.
46Top row: Mary Lindsey, Mary Kinder. Jean Shanks, Madeline Stine, Lois Stine. Ann Diener. Shirley Welfces, Joan Smith. Ruth Ann Dixon. Joyce Finck. Pat Crum. Sherrill Peters. Second row: Ada Beachey, Janice Armstrong. Pat Boh lander, Peggy Pinkham. Elma Kemp. Marilyn Miller. Shirley Stimpert. Barbara Mayne. Yvonne Weirman. Janice Crump. Hazel Kinder. Mary Sue Punke. Third row: Carolyn Franke. Carlen Diers. Mary Stine. Betty Hartter. Dorothy Rarick. Marion Schertz. Charlotte Jones. Carolyn McClure. Orlyn Franke. Sandra Bemhardy. Joan Potter. Dorothy Krug. Joyce Benbow. Fourth row: Miss Hiserodt. Joyce Armstrong. Helen Harris, Arlene Burroughs, Janis Rice. Jane Stitt. Darlene Miller. Betty Jones. Marcia Sutton. Marilyn Bohlander. Mary Clear . Ruth Schertz. Bottom row: Eilene Krug. Ann Armstrong, Nancy Graack. Wanda Jones. Barbara Spencer, Peggy Lindsey. Sally Goetz.
GIRL'S ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
G.A.A. OFFICERS FOR 1952-1953
President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Sports Manager
Carlen Diers Helen Harris Peggy Lindsey Ruth Schertz Janis Rice
The aim of the Girls' Athletic Association is to promote interest in girls' physical education, games, health, and sportsmanship. Through work on committees in the various activities, opportunity is afforded to develop leadership.
Last winter seven teams participated in a G.A.A. basketball tournament. The G.A.A. also sponsored a Basketball Banquet in March to honor the players. Letters and cheer-leading awards were awarded at this time. On April 3, the G.A.A. sponsored a talent show. The money raised from this show was used to send two girls to G.A.A. summer camp.
47Top row: Fred Leenhouts. Bill Colburn. Harold Alford. Bob Pierce, Coach Poling. Bottom row: John Benedict, Veryl Eernhardy, Bob McKinley. Don Hartter.
EIGHTH GRADE BASKETBALL
El Paso 23....Chenoa 27 El Paso 31....Gridley 34
El Paso 41....Benson 9 El Paso 36....Benson 4
El Paso 25....Minonk 35 El Paso 26....Minonk 33
El Paso 39.. .Roanoke 24 El Paso 39....Eureka 26
El Paso 21....Gridley 54 El Paso 34. ..Roanoke 15 El Paso 25....Chenoa 35
El Paso 44..........................Goodfield 36
El Paso 43......................... Washburn 40
El Paso 44 (Championship)............Minonk 42
The El Paso heavyweight basketball squad went into the state sectional tournament with a record of 8 wins, 6 losses and the county championship already under their belts. The capable cheering of Marilyn McHugh and Tobien Tegard helped them to a strong finish in season play.
I, Janice Armstrong, leave my A record to anyone willing to work for it.
I, Joyce Armstrong, leave my majorette uniform to Pat Seggerman.
I, Roger Ball, leave my love for baseball to Loren Vogel.
I, Mary Barnett, leave my red hair to "Barb" Spencer.
I, Ada Beachey, leave my job at Rit-terbush's to "Gordie" Eichelberger, if he is willing to work.
I, Marilyn Bohlander, leave following "Captain Bill."
I, Arlene Burroughs, leave my four years of cheerleading to Wanda Jones.
I, Richard Cackling, leave, still falling in love with every girl I date.
I, Jerry Cleary, leave my orange hair to anyone who wants to stand out in a crowd.
I, Mary Cleary, leave my solo voice to Don Porzelius.
I, Dick Crump, leave . . . Marcia in full pursuit!
I, Roger Crump, leave, destination . . . Bloomington.
I, Bill Dehority, leave my speed in leaving chemistry to Dave Kline.
I, Carlen Diers, leave my ability to swim the English Channel to Ralph Wilson.
I, Roger Dixon, leave my sheep-raising ability to Harold Wilson.
I, Eddie Faulk, leave my ping pong ability to Ronnie Stimpert.
I, Carolyn Franke, leave my abundant hair to Coach Trebbe, who may need it someday.
I, Marge Garrels, leave my height to Jon Lindsey for next basketball season.
I, Marlyne Garrels, leave my bookkeeping to anyone that wants a headache.
I, Glenn Grubb, leave my job at Kent's to anyone who wants it.
I, Helen Harris, leave my nickname "Hank" to Ann Armstrong.
I, Carolyn Harshbarger, leave my date book to anyone who can attract men.
We, Lilley Ann Hartman and Irma Dell Seggerman, leave our constant companionship to "Pat" Bohlander and "Dot" Rarick.
I, Mae Hasty, leave to join my husband.
I, Betty Jones, leave hoping to be a good Home Economics teacher.
I, Marilyn Jording, leave my quiet and bashful ways to Ed Panther who could use them.
I, Robert Kingdon, leave my taxi business at noons to John Shuman.
I, Larry Kline, leave my ability to drive safely to "Shorty" Scott.
I, Cletus Knoll, leave my eleven nicknames to Mr. Brown.
I, Bob Kurth, leave my flirting with the girls to any aggressive boy.
I, Jane Lampe, leave my flirting ways to Jerry Short.
I, Ann Malcom, leave my naturally curly hair to Mac Raymer.
I, Glen Meiner, leave my tremendous size to Bob Busker.
I, Donna Miller, leave the chemistry lab, alive ... no thanks to Larry Kline.
50EL PASO, ILLINOIS
Class of 1953
PFISTER HYBRID CORN CO.
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Things would be easier for your power company if we could store electric power until we need it. But it's not that simple. Illinois Power has to figure out NOW just how much power folks around here will be needing an hour from now, a year from now, and even ten years from now. We must have electricity available right when you need it. And since it takes quite a while to build a power plant, we have to plan way ahead for new homes, new appliances, and new businesses that maybe haven't even been thought of yet. That's why Illinois Power is building new power plants and adding to those already built.
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I, Bill Pinkham, leave my English book to any Junior who wants it.
I, Erma Porth, leave my shorthand speed to anyone wanting hard work.
I, Doris Punke, leave my ability to have the prospect of marriage before me in my senior year to anyone who can get a man.
I, Janis Rice, leave, in a little black Ford as usual.
I, Duane Schertz, leave my love for "hot rods" to Mac Raymer.
I, Ruth Schertz, leave my typing speed without error to some deserving Junior.
I, Bill Scott, leave for sunny California providing my car doesn't break down.
I, Brian Shanks, leave in an airplane.
I, Russell Smith, leave my car down in Bloomington. Go get it, Mom!
I, Donna Stephens, leave ... at last!
"Louie, there's something lishy going on around here. We haven't had a riot in months!"
I, Lyle Stine, leave my nickname "Foxy" to Donnie Hartter.
I, Marcia Sutton, leave . . . saying, "Open the door, Richard."
I, Albert Turner, leave my speed on the football field to Bob Busker.
I, Bob West, leave, to the relief of Mr. Lund.
I, Jane Stitt, leave the "Olds 88" to anyone who can get the car seven nights a week.
I, Marlene Stitt, leave my big wardrobe to Sandy Bern hardy, who already has a good start.
I, Don Sturm, leave. Why not? Janis graduates, too.
I, Bob Tharlo, leave with pleasure.
I, Raymond Waller, leave my pleasing smile to Freddy Beckman.
I, John Wasson, leave my expert lab technique to anyone who thinks he can handle it.
I, Onetta Wessel, leave my flute to Bob Finck, that is if he can play it.
I, John Woefle, leave one of my farms to Scrooge McDuck.
"Just think . . . this time last year we had it easy in good old E.H.S.!"
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hartter
CARLOCK, ILLINOIS Phone 5 F 13
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SALES AND SERVICE
55F. G. BERTA Jeweler and Optician
EL PASO, ILLINOIS
Kodaks and Supplies Kodak Finishing
IVAN H. SNOW INSURANCE AGENCY
IVAN H. SNOW CURT MAHAFFEY Phone 39 El Paso
El Paso, Illinois
SUPER-WAY FOOD STORE
Lowest Prices Every Day
111 W. Front Phone 44
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TO THE CLASS OF 1953
57 i CLASS PROPHECY
DR. G. D. HEIPLE Not so long ago my buddy and I took a trip to Hollywood. I'd like to tell you a little about it.
As we were walking down the street,
DENTIST we couldn't help but notice how warm it was; Bob Kurth had been circulating too much hot air. As we passed a huge house, Ann Malcom was sitting on the porch, baby-sitting with a lot of little "Hashes" kids. Their big bulldog resembling Albert Turner, ran across the street with Marlyne
Garrels, the city dog catcher, close at his heels. Speaking of dogs, Helen Harris has
EL PASO IMPLEMENT been a great understudy for Lassie and Jane Lampe has been her successor.
COMPANY A catchy billboard said "Manager, Glenn Meiner announces, The Great Channel
★ ★ Swimmer, Carlen Diers, is going to swim the Pacific."
INTERNATIONAL TRUCKS While standing there, we overheard that Arlene Burroughs won the Kentucky Derby by beating Betty Jones by a nose. "Quite
TRACTORS — IMPLEMENTS the Nags!" I'll bet Lyle Stine and Richard Cackling made quite a haul of money.
COMPLIMENTS OF NORTH BENSON
CLIFFORD E. BENSON, Owner
POPE SERVICE CLINIC Phone 199 El Paso, 111. Insurance and Real Estate
119 W. Front St. El Paso, 111.
COMPANY C. E. CRYER. D.O.
El Paso, Illinois
Road Machinery and Osteopath
Construction Equipment Physician Surgeon
SALES — PARTS — SERVICE
While passing by an open window, we heard Dr. Franke giving a lecture on "My First Operation," while Bill Scott, her receptionist, was taking notes. During the lecture, Carolyn Harshbarger, a student nurse, collapsed. Mary Barnett and Donna Stevens came rushing in with the stretcher, while Marilyn lording was waiting at the wheel of the ambulance. We walked on by a furrier owned by Ruth Schertz and Marlene Stitt was modeling a lovely fur piece imported from Alaska by the greatest fur trapper, John Wasson. R. G. PIERCE FURNITURE Kroehler—Frigidaire—Bendix RCA — Mengel American Steel and Birch Cabinets
We were thirsty so we walked across the street and—zoom—Larry Kline and Duane Schertz were having a race down the highway in their "hotrods" and almost hit us. In "Dehority's Dairy," Marilyn Bohland-er, a soda jerk, waited on us and Bill Dehority was chief cook and bottle washer in the back. C. T. KEARNEY, M.D. 3 Grant Street Phone 361 El Paso, Illinois
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WARS Phone 400
KENT LUMBER COAL MINONK CLEANERS
COMPANY Phone 315-J
Builders' Supplies Minonk, Illinois
El Paso, Illinois Pickup and Delivery TUESDAY — FRIDAY
DR. ROBERT P. LYKKEBAK
MARTEN CLOTHING STORE
Congratulations to the Class of '53
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BENEDICT HEATING SHEET METAL
• Williams Oil-O-Matic
• Gibraltar Furnaces
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24 HOUR SERVICE Phone 194 El Paso, 111. 33 E. Front
We were very tired after touring the city, so we took the streetcar named "Desire," driven by Glen Grubb. Sitting in the front seat was the millionaire, John Woelfe, who offered to pay our fare.
As we got off a block from the hotel, Janice Armstrong was rushing out of the church dressed in white with the groom at her side. She almost knocked down Bill Pinkham, an organ grinder, who was walking past with his monkey, Erma Porth.
After securing our key from Cletus Knoll, manager of "Nork Knoll Hotel," Roger Dixon showed us to our room.
I read the headlines of the newspaper to my buddy. "Bob Thario invents the automatic false teeth for Jerry Cleary, the harmless dentist." "Ada Beachy is the new found aspirin molder for Bayer Aspirin Co." "The famous deep sea diver, Jane Stitt, brings up many riches." "Roger Ball, the one-man baseball team for the St. Louis 'Cardinals,' has a batting average of .999." "Brian Shanks completes his rocket ship to Mars, piloted by Roger Crump. Now Joyce Armstrong can continue her investigation of Mars."
After we read the paper and relaxed a while, we took an elevator, operated by Marge Garrels, to first floor. In the lobby Bob West was making "dough" on his pastries.
We took in a movie starring Doris Punke as "Mighty Joe Young." We were surprised to see Lily Ann Hartman taking tickets and Onetta Wessel working at the concession stand in the lobby.
After the enjoyable movie, we hailed a "Flash Cab" driven by Robert Kingdon, who safely took us to the "Ritz Night Club" owned by Dick Crump. Raymond Waller was carrying a sign back and forth out in front advertising, "Eat at the Ritz." The waitress, Donna Miller, showed us to our table. We were seated next to the popular producer of Homer's Studio, Don Sturm, and his fiancee, Janis Rice. Mary Cleary, better known as "the crow that wakes up the chickens," was singing "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" and accompanied by Russell Smith, the great "jazz man." Marcia Sutton was selling cigarettes at the tables.
We checked out our hats from Irma Dell Seggerman, known as "Hattie the Hat-checker." When we returned to the hotel, Eddie Faulk, the janitor, was cleaning halls for the next day.
We retired to sweet dreams of the wonderful day in Hollywood.
First Sergeant: "Stand up straight, throw back your shoulders and button up your coat."
Roger C. (Married recruit—absent-mindedly): "Yes, dear."
"I woke up with chills and lever and headache and sore throat and earache and upset stomach— but it didn't work!”
KITCHELL INSURANCE AGENCY
"When you see us, don't think of insurance, but when you think of insurance, see us."
FEENEY OIL COMPANY
Distributor of Shell Products
Telephone 316 77 East Main St.
El Paso, Illinois
Children's Clothing and Toys
Work Clothes—Hardware—Auto Supplies
Everything for the Home, Car and Farm
TOM O'LEARY'S GAMBLE STORE
Phone 39 El Paso, 111.
EL PASO RECREATION
Bowling — Pool Billiards — Ping Pong
Dale Rathbun, Mgr.
Mary Cleary: "How do you like my voice?" Russel Smith: "Well, Mary, I've played the white keys and I've played the black keys, but you're the first one I ever saw that could sing in the cracks."
THE DRI GAS COMPANY
El Paso, Illinois
MICHELS' DRUG STORE
El Paso, Illinois
WATKINS PRODUCTS RUSSEL CHARLETT
BENSON'S SUPER SERVICE
GENE J. CLEARY REGISTERED HEREFORDS
348 N. DOUGLAS clT-J EL PASO
LETCHER BROS. GARAGE
El Paso, Illinois
CHRYSLER — PLYMOUTH
To The Class of 1953
It's not the number of hours you put in, It's what you put in the hours that counts.
McGUIRE PAINT BODY SHOP
Electric and Acetylene Welding
Phone 332 El Paso, 111.
Frame and Body Alignment Wrecker Service — Brake Service Wheel Balancing and Straightening Glass Cutting
SCHRAMM'S SHOE STORE
LUAN'S BEAUTY NOOK
63Congratulations Class of 1953 Free Parking Moderate Rates For the "Rest" of Your Life THE TRAVELER'S MOTEL Private Baths U. S. 24 El Paso. Illinois East Edge of City Phone 30 Pearl and Monroe Jackson
RICE'S SWEENEY SERVICE Phone 391 "Make It Your Business to Try Our Business" HYNES HARDWARE ELECTRIC 29 West Front El Paso Phone 195
BURTON BAITY and BURTON ANNEX Hardware — Paint — Wallpaper Gifts and Toys Phone 100 or 14 El Paso
Compliments of ANDY'S BARBER SHOP
Compliments of T. P. .W. R. R. "THE HOAD THAT'S BEST-LINKS EAST AND WEST" Wm. E. Burroughs, Local Agent
DR. V. J. HAAS, D.D.S. Phone 157 El Paso
Compliments of BAKER BAKER Attorneys at Law
RITTERBUSCH DRUG STORE Quality Drugs and Prescriptions
PANOLA STORE Groceries — Meats General Merchandise Gasoline and Oils Phone 852-R-Red
SAMPEN HARDWARE Appliances. Hardware. Farm Service Phone 47 El Paso, Illinois
EL PASO GREENHOUSE "Say It with Flowers" Phone 334
Compliments of BOB'S DAIRY
Compliments of DAY'S SERVICE CENTER Routes 24 and 51 EL PASO. ILLINOIS
Compliments LETSINGER'S SERVICE STATION
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