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

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THE EL PASO HIGH SCHOOL EL PASO, ILLINOIS VOLUME XXVIIIFaculty 5 Seniors 9 Underclassmen 15 Activities 23 Advertisements 45 V ;A Peggy Lindsey won the Snapshot Contest with her shot of the two boys on bicycles on page 48. Honorable mention goes to Eilene Krug for her pictures of football players on page 39. Credit—Printing: Wagoner Printing Company, Engraving: Galesburg Engraving Company, Cover: Pfister Bindery, all of Galesburg, Illinois. Senior and Faculty pictures; pages 5, 15, 23; all group shots on activity pages: Hawkins Studio, Bloomington, Illinois. Underclassmen and page 4: Supreme School Studios, Kansas City, Missouri. Class Officers: Mr. Welch. Division pages: Nancy Graack. 24; Joan Smith, 45. Snapshots—Nancy Graack: 24, 26, 48, 54, 69. Peggy Lindsey: 25a, c; 31b; 41; 43a, c; 48; 54; 69. Eilene Krug: 39, 48, 54, 69. Sally Goetz: 48, 54. Wanda Jones: 54. Donald Geiselman: 69. Martha Haas: 69. Barbara Spenser: 48. Ann Armstrong: 54. Robert Finck: 28a. Dorothy Rarick: 35. Riemond Rippel: 28c. Joan Smith: 31c, 38, 42, 48, 69. Janice Crump: 43b. Marilyn McHugh: 29; 30c; 34a, b; 37; 40b, c; all on page 44; 48; 54; 69. Don Hartter: 63. Dennis Stoller: 30a, 32, 33, 36, 40a. Jane Goetz: 48, 54, 69. Tobien Tegard: 54, 69. Ruth Morris: 69. Nancy Wilkey: 69. Mr. Welch: 25b, 27. Miss Locke: 30b. Mr. Henderson: 28b. Mr. Brown: top of 26, 54, 69. 4In this, the centennial year of El Paso, the high school is in a process of transition. The growing school population will necessitate increased facilities in the near future. 5 know you will cherish this book, because it will remind you of valued friends and events. Best wishes to the citizens of El Paso High School and particularly to the Class of 1954. W. M. CLAGGETT Principal of High School Today El Paso is a product of 100 years of building, growing, and of confident and inspiring minds. May you contribute to this building, growth, and inspiration. Respect the traditions, further the accomplishments, and uphold the ideals of El Paso and El Paso High School. Congratulations, Seniors, and Best Wishes. 6Robert S. Baii.e Instrumental Music from the 4th through the 12th. Band, Sophomore Class Sponsor. Morehead State College, B.A.; University of Illinois, M.S. Hobby: Woodwork, Auto machinist. R. Warner Brown English III, IV, Spanish II. Speech. Director of dramatics and speech. Sponsor of Spanish Club and Senior Class. Wheaton College, A.B. Graduate study at University of Illinois. Hobby: Reading, various arts and crafts. Jack Good American Problems, Librarian. Activity Account Treasurer, Senior Class Sponsor. Manchester College, B.S. Hobby: Reading, Stamp collecting. J. Arthur Henderson Agriculture 1, II, III. Sponsor for Future Farmers of America. Illinois State Normal University, B.S.; University of Missouri. Graduate work. University of Illinois, M.S. Hobby: Livestock and livestock judging, Sports, Reading. Lucile Hiserodt Physical Education, Biology. Sponsor of Girls’ Athletic Association and Sohpomorc Class. Oberlin College, A.B.; Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin, Illinois State Normal Summer Sessions. Hobby: Equitation, Nature Study. Karmy J. Kays Practical Mathematics, Algebra, Plane Geometry. Junior Class Sponsor. Western Illinois State College, B.S.; Colorado State College of Education, M.A. Shirley Locke Vocal Music, Chorus and Ensembles. University of Illinois, B.S. in Music; George Washington University. Graduate study at Columbia University. Hobby: Playing Clarinet, Raising tropical fish. Helen McGuire Eighth Grade teacher. Language Arts, Personal Development. Advisor for all Social Activities for Eighth Grade. University of Illinois, Illinois State Normal University. Hobby: Collecting Antiques, Stock Car Races, Reading. Isabel Nf.ssel Typewriting I, II, Shorthand I, II, Bookkeeping. Sponsor of Junior Class. Western Illinois State College, B.E.; Denver University, School of Commerce, Gem City Business College. Gregg Business College. Hobby: Cooking, Reading. Dean Poling 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 1,11,111,1V, and Eighth Grade. Sponsor of Junior Class. Eastern Illinois State Teachers College, Charleston, Illinois, B.S. in Education; Indiana University, M.S. in Education. Reta Rinkenberger Modern Problems, Librarian, Guidance. Senior Sponsor. Illinois State Normal University, B.S. Hobby: Handicraft, Reading. Marilyn Ross Home Economics I, II. Sponsor of Freshman Class, Future Homemakers of America. Illinois State Normal University, B.S. Hobby: Knitting, Riding horseback. Margaret Stookey English I, II, Speech. Sponsor of Senior Class, Yearbook, One-act Plays. Milli-kin University, A.B.; University Southern California, University of Illinois, Macomb, Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University, M.A. Hobby: Travel, Knitting, Reading. %• Jack Trebbe Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track Coach, American History, Boys Physical Education. Sponsor of Freshman Class. Illinois State Normal University, Knox College, A.B.; University of Illinois. Hobby: Playing, watching, talking sports. Bernard E. Welch Chemistry, Physics, General Science. Sponsor of Sophomore Class, Photography Club, Student Council. Maryville College, B.S.; Marshall College, M.S. Hobby: Photography, Nature study. Marilyn Bohi.ander Secretary. Rita Nohrf.n Secretary. 8The Senior Class is our "proudest product”, and this year is no exception. The class of 1954 is proud of their achievements and their ability to co-operate. 9Helen Ann Armstrong "Laughable, likeable, levelheaded lass." F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 2, 3, 4; Chorus 1, 3, 4; Photography Club 3, 4; Cheerleader I, 2; Comctccr 4; F.H.A. Vice President 2, 3; Librarian 3, 4; Girls’ Ensemble 1, 2, 4; Office Girl 4. Hobby—Dancing. Ambition—Private Secretary. Geraldine Bill "She's short and bashful as you can see, But just as pleasing as she can be." G.A.A. 1; F.H.A. 4; Chorus 4; Cometcer 4. Hobby —Dancing, Skating. Ambition—Secretary, Typist. Lowell Eugene Blackmore "Surpassed only by the atom bomb" Stage Crew 3; Intramural Basketball 3, 4; Student Council Member 3, 4; Student Council Treasurer 3, 4; Magazine Sales Certificate 3, 4; First Place Book Review Contest 4. Hobb)—Hunting, Fishing, Baseball. Ambition— Farming, Traveling. 10William Kenneth Byrd "Father calls me William, sister calls me Will, mother calls me Willie, But the fellers call me Bill.” Hobby Hunting, Fishing. Ambition—Mechanic, Electrician. Pauline Cackling "Ever fair and ever young.” F.H.A. I. 2; G.A.A. 1, 2; Chorus I, 2, 4; Comctecr 4; Operetta 4; Girls’ Ensemble 4. Hobby—Music, Sports. Ambition—Secretary, Housewife. Don Clements "He hath a studious look, hut looks are sometimes deceiving.” Intramural Basketball 3; Football 4; Comctecr 4; transfer from Pekin Community High School. Hobby—Hillbilly Music. Ambition—Farming. Robert E. Finck "He lets his light shine without turning a spotlight on himself.” F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1; Intramural Basketball 3, 4; Reporter F.F.A. 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; State Farmer degree F.F.A. 3; V.F.W. Essay Contest 3. Hobby—Sports. Ambition—Agriculture. Treva J. Finck "A favorite among her friends.” Office Girl 3. Hobby—Swimming, Dancing. Ambition—Photography, Housewife. Bob Garey "All great men are dead or dying— don't feel so good myself ” Basketball I; Track I, 3, 4; Baseball 1; Junior Play 3; Football Manager I. Hobby—Collecting different and unusual napkins. Ambition—Mechanic. Donald Eugene Geiselman "A winning smile, a happy way, a capable lad we all would say.” Stage Crew 3; Intramural Basketball 3, 4; Magazine Sales Certificate 3. Hobby — Motorcycles, Traveling. Ambition — Farming, Mechanic. Sally Goetz "Silence is golden, hut she'd rather yell.” F.H.A. 1. 2. 3, 4; G.A.A. 3, 4; Spanish Club 2, 3; Photography Club 3; Speech Club 4; Band 4; Drum Major 4; Chorus I, 3, 4; Girls’ Chorus 1; Operetta 3; Librarian 3; Office Girl 3. 4; V.F.W. Essay Contest 3; I.S.N.U. Marching Contest 4; One-act Play 4; Girls’ Ensemble 4; Junior Play 3; Comctecr 4. Hobby—Swimming. Ambition—College. 11Nancy Joyce Graack "A charming, miss from any view, loves good times and has them too." F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 3, 4; Chorus I, 3, 4; Girls' Chorus 4; Ensemble 4; Cometeer 4; Operetta 3; Librarian 3, 4; Speech Club 4; Junior Play 3; Photography Club 4; Secretary of Chorus 4; Book Review 4; Girls'State 3; One-act Play. Hobby — Sketching. Ambition — Commercial Artist. Martha Haas "A true friend is a friend forever." G.A.A. 1; F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Junior Play 3; Cometeer 4. Hobby—Sewing, Collecting picture folders from different states. Ambition — Registered Nurse. Ruth Hall "A soft voice is not a sign of weakness." G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Cometeer 4; G.A.A. Secretary 4. Hobby—Reading, Sports. Ambition— Office work. Wanda Rae Jones "Slender, tender, and tall." F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; G.A.A. 2, 3, 4; Photography Club 3; Band I, 2, 3, 4; Dance Band 4; Mixed Chorus 1, 3, 4; Cometeer 4; Girls' Chorus I; Ensemble 1, 2, 4; Librarian 3,4; Operetta 3; Cheerleader 1, 2, 3, 4; Student Director 3; Life Saving 1; F.H.A. President 2, 3; Band Librarian 3, 4; Honor Roll I, 2, 3, 4; Essay Contest 3; Clarinet Ensemble 2, 3; Saxophone Ensemble 3; Class Treasurer 3, 4. Henrietta May Kesler "A peppy girl with a diamond ring, to Kenny she'll always cling." Librarian 2, 3, 4; Cometeer 4. Hobby —Dancing, Drawing. Ambition—Housewife. David E. Kline "He can't dance so well hut bow he can intermission" Basketball 1,2; Football 1,2, 3,4; Photography Club 4; Baseball 1; F.F.A. 1, 2, 3; Cometeer 4; Photography Club Treasurer 4; Class Secretary 3; F.F.A. Secretary 3; F.F.A. Judging Team 1, 2, 3; Winners in National Judging Contest 4. Fiobby—Hunting, Fishing. Ambition—Engineer. Eilene Marjorie Krug "She is witty to talk with." F. H.A. 1, 2, 3. 4; G.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Band I; Photography Club 3,4; Spanish Club 2; Speech Club 4; Cometeer Staff 3, 4; Junior Play 3; Girls’ Ensemble 1, 4; Girls' Sextet 2; Monitor I; Girls’ Chorus I; Mixed Chorus 1,4; Student Council member 1, 2; Student Council Treasurer 2; Class Vice President 3; Class Secretary 4; F.H.A. Treasurer 2; Chorus President 4; Cometeer Editor 4; One-act Play 3, 4; All-State 4; Attendant to Valentine Queen 1; D.A.R. Award. Hobby—Movies, Sports. Ambition-Secretarial work, Housewife. Harold H. Krug "He'll find a way or make one." F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramural Basketball 1, 3, 4. Hobby—Hunting, Fishing. Ambition—Farming. Peggy Anne Lindsey "Always smiling, usually out loud." Junior Play 3; G. A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Speech Club 4; F.H.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Spanish Club 2; Girls’ Ensemble 1, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Office Girl 4; Librarian 2; Chorus 3.4; Cheerleader 3, 4; Photography Club 3, 4; life Saving 1; Girls’ Sextet I, 2; Cometeer 4; Dance Band 4; Class Secretary 2; Student Council Secretary 3,4; F.H.A. Secretary 2, 3; G.A.A. Secretary 2, 3; Band Officer 2, 3, 4; District and State Solo and Ensemble 3, 4; All-State Percussion Ensemble 3; Photography Club Officer 4; One-act Play 4. Hobby—Sports, Music, Doll Collection. Ambition—Nurse, Butcher. Richard Mayne "Ukeable to f riend and foe. just a swell guy, a really good Joe." Football 1,2,3,4; Band 1, 2; F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Photography Club 3, 4; Student Council 3, 4; Cometeer 4; One-act Play 2; Class President 3,4; Student Council President 4. Hobby—Guns and cars. Ambition—Farming. 12Mary Lou McGuire "Recipe for hating friends: be one." Cometeer 4. Hobby—Sewing and Cooking. Ambition—Typist. Myron Miller "A lady's man . . . and hour F.F.A. |, 2, 3. Robert W. Mool "Worry never made a great man, so why worry?" Intramural Basketball 3; Football 4. Hobby — Fishing and Hunting. Ambition— Mechanics. Alice Raf. Morris "A lovely work of nature, she!" F.H.A. 1. 2; G.A.A. 1,2; Girls' Chorus I, 2, 4; Mixed Chorus 4; Operetta 4; Librarian 1, 2; transfer from Princeville High School. Hobby—Skating and Singing. Ambition— Girls' service secretary. Edward E. Panther "I've ot my car, so give me the gas, I'm on my way to catch a lass." Football I, 2; Track 1; Junior Play ); Debate 2, 3; One-act Play 4. Ambition-Mechanical Engineer. Donald Porzf.lius "Napoleon wasn't very big either.” F.F.A. 1,2; Intramural Basketball 1. Ambition—Farming. Walter L. Punke "No matter what the discussion be, I've always time to disagree." Mixed Chorus I, 3, 4; Photography Club 3, 4; One-act Play 4. Donald Raymfr "O mischief, tbou art quick to enter into my brjin." Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1; Class Treasurer 2. Hobby—Hunting and fishing. Ambition—Telephone line repairman. Betty Ann Schroeder "She's courteous and It nd and a maid with a mind." G.A.A. 1; Annual Staff 4; Debate 3; Speech Club 4; One-act Play 4. Hobby— Cooking. Ambition—College. Jack Schumacher "A man who to his business tends, and caretb not for female friends." One-act Play 4. Ambition—A naval career. 13Robert Scott "When I feel like exercising I just lie down and the feeling goes awayFootball 4; Track 3, 4. Hobby — Hunting and fishing. Ambition—Amateur hot rod. Roger Shaffer "I find mischief much like a mousetrap—easy to get into hut hard to get out of.” Intramural Basketball 3, 4; F.F.A. 1. 2, 3, 4; Photography Club 4; transfer from Normal Community High School. Hobby — Hunting and fishing. Ambition — Naval reserve then farming. Marcia Neoma Simmons ''Small, kind, always sweet. She's also cute and very neat.” F.H.A. I, 2, 3. 4; G.A.A. 1; Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 3, 4; Band Majorette 3, 4; Ensemble 4; Operetta 4. Hobby—Skating and singing. Ambition—Secretary. Barbara Ann Spencer "Talking, teasing, full of wit. She likes the boys quite a hit.” F.H.A. 1, 4; G.A.A. 2, 4; Band I, 4; Photography Club 3. 4; Speech Club 4; Girls’ Ensemble 2, 4; Clarinet Quartet 3, 4; Comctecr 4; F.H.A. Historian 3, 4; Photography Club Secretary 4; One-act Play 4; transfer from Chcnoa High School. Hobby—Bowling. Ambition— Secretarial work. Bonnie LaRue Sprehe "Her heart and hand, both open and free.” F.H.A. I, 2; Mixed Chorus 1, 2, 4; Girls’ Chorus 4; Cometcer 4; Ensemble 2, 4; Operetta 4; Hall Monitor 2; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; V.F.W. Essay Contest 3; District Soprano Solo 2, 4; District Ensemble 4; District Girls’ Chorus 4. Hobby—Singing and playing piano. Ambition—Vocalist or Registered Nurse. Ron Stimpert "He's quiet hut his opinions are well worth hearing.” Football 1, 2, 3. 4; Backet-ball I, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 3, 4; F.F.A. I, 2, 3, 4; Class President I, 2; Class Vice President 4; One-act Play 4; Student Council 1, 2; F.F.A. President 3, 4; Football Captain 4; Basketball Captain 4; Winner in National Judging Contest 4; S.A.R. Award. Ambition—Jet Pilot. James Lee Waller "To find for work some substitute, that's just my aim.” Intramural Basketball 4. Hobby—Traveling and cars. Ambition—Farming and mechanics. Harold Wilson "If study makes a man, bring back my cradle days.” Intramural Basketball 3, 4; F.F.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Photography Club 3, 4. Hobby -Welding and Photography. Ambition—Television technician or airline pilot. Ann Woosley "A smile that melts the hardest heart ” Speech Club 4; Cometeer 4; One-act Play 4. Hobby — Dancing and singing. Ambition — Typist, Housewife. Dorothy Mae Zimmerman "Gentlemen prefer blondes." Transfer from Dunlap High School. Hobby—Piano and singing. Ambition—Housewife. 14 The El Paso High School Marching Band brought a great honor to our campus when they competed in a contest for all-around band at Normal this year. Competing in Class C, our band won first in the marching division, second in all-around band, and Sally Goetz received a reward for best drum major. Mr. Baile has directed our band for three years. 15 ■ Bi-tty Hartter President Mary Stine Student Council Carl Radebaugh Student Council Jerry WESSEL Vice President Peggy Pinkham Secretary Charlotte Jones Treasurer Alford, Bob Armstrong, Alberta Beckman, Fred Bennett, Kenneth Bernhardy, Sandra Bohi.ander, Patty Brown, James Crump, James Eichelberger, Gordon ElCHELB! RGER, LoUELLA Fogle, Walter Franke, Orlyn 16Grubb, Marif. Hartter, Betty Hayse, Robert Jones, Charlotte Jording, Carol Krug, Dorothy Lindsey, Mary McCi.ure, Carolyn Partner, Shirley Pinkham, Peggy Porth, Hildred Potter, Joan Radf.baugh, Carl Rarick, Dorothy Remmers, Lee Rippf.l, Rif.mond Schertz, Marian Schneider, Marvin Scott, Lawrence Sengpiel, Dixie Shanks, Jeanne Short, Jerry Shuman, John Stine, Madeline Stine, Mary Vandegraet, Ronnie Wessel, Jerry Wilkey, John 17Charles Gillespie Tom Volz......... Bob Farney------- Stephen Claggett Larry Roth President Student Council Vice President Secretary Treasurer Armstrong, Ray Bowers, Michael Claggett, Stephen Crusius, Norma Crum, Patty Crump, Janice Diener, Ann Dixon, Ruth Ann Evans, James Farney, Robert Farrell, Harry Fever, Billy Finck, Ed Finck, Joyce Fisher, Clyde Garey, Ted Gillespie, Charles Gossmeyer, Benny Green, Roberta Harris, Carol 18Kemp, Ei.ma Kinder, Hazel Lewis, Kenneth Lindsey, Jon Lowder, Janet McKinley, Donald Malcolm, Buddy Mayne, Barbara Miller, Darlene Miller, Marilyn Moritz, Larry Mosbach, Robert Morris, Charlotte Peters, Sherrill Pinkham, Charles Punke, Mary Sue: Reeves, Ray Roberts, Chari es Robinson, Dale Roth, Larry Seggerman, Patty Shepherd, Barbara Smith, Joan Stimpert, Shirley Stinf., Lois Tipler, Tom Tyson, Carol Vogel, Loren Volz, Tommy Waller, Robert Weirman, Yvonne Welbes, Shirley Wilkey, Clara Wilson, Ralph Woosley, Bill 19Bill Colburn Don Harttf.r Dennis Stoller Bob McKinley Peggy Moritz President Student Council Vice President Secretary Treasurer aim of mi Ai.iord, Harold Atkins, Vfrnon Armstrong, Vfrna Bagby, Jack Bell, Charles Benedict, John Bernhardy, Veryl Brown, Bob Brown, Richard Charlett, Alberta Clements, Robert Colburn, Billy Compton, Eldon Dodson, John Finck, Clara Fletcher, Everett Foreman, Carol Geiselman, Blanche Giberson, Joyce Goetz, JaneGrubb, Billy Harroun, Allen Hartter, Don Jenkins, Joe Jones, Charlie Jording, Virginia Kendall, Shirley Lefnhouts, Freddy Loyder, Sharon Mai.com, Tommy McHugh, Marilyn McKinley, Robert Moritz, Peggy Morris, Ruth Ann Morris, Virginia Moushon, Don Parkhouse, Denny Patton, Doris Pierce, Robert Porter, Betty Porzelius, Kenneth Reinkensmeyer, Patty Rice, James Rostetter, Marlene Shaffer, Dorothy Stoller, Dennis Tegard, Tobien Vandegraft, Terry Vandegraft, Jerry Wasson, Barbara Waters, June Weber, Dean Wi lbes, Catherine Wilkey, Nancy Zimmerman, Delores 21Cryer, Philip President McClure, Robert Vice President Crusius, Janf. Secretary Sutton, Dolly T reasurer Armstrong. Dorothy Aucutt, Kenneth Blackmori . Kiith Busker, Barbara Byrd, James Carman, Ada Claymon, Richard Colburn, Tom Compton, Robert Crump, Barbara Duncan, Melvin Duncan, Sharon Edwards, Kay Evans, George Evans, Ray Farney, Mardllle Fever, Bitty Finck, Bonnie Frii dly, Wallace Furrow, Judy Garri ls, R a m»i i Geiselman, Terry Gray, Bette Hall, Janice Hartmann, Alice Heiplf., Judy Hinthorne, Larky Holloman, Robert Holstf.n, Jerry Jording, Richard Kendall, Larry Knepp, Rachel Lampe, Charles LaRochf.lle, Janet Mai.com, Donald McHugh, Jim McKinley, Bill McKinley, Wesley Mool, Gordon Moritz, Gerald Mounce, Virginia Parks, Rodney Patton, Judy Porter, Yvonne Rinkenberger, Glenn Roth, Melvin Shanks, Birnard Sparks, Adelbi rt Spri he, Karen Stine, Everet Sturm, Rogir Sutton, Jot Tipler, Larry Tyson, Sharon Vogel, Frank West, Tom Wilkey, George 22At the National Fat Stock Judging Contest held in Kansas City in October, El Paso's entry of Ron Stimpert, Dave Kline and Marvin Schneider, with Ken Lewis as alternate, took top honors, winning a gold emblem for the state of Illinois and our own school. This judging team has been guided by Arthur Henderson, vocational agriculture instructor of El Paso. 23Top row: Kddic Panther, Walter Punkc, Don Clements, Robert Hayse, Dave Kline. Dick Mayne, Ron Stimpcrt, Carl Radcbaugh. Second row: Mary Lou McGuire, Henrietta Keslcr, Bonnie Sprchc, Betty Schrocdcr, Nancy Graack, Wanda Jones, Sally Goetz, Pauline Cackling, Martha Haas. Bottom row: Miss Stookey, Marcia Simmons, Geraldine Bill, Ann Wooslcy, Ruth Hall, Eilcnc Krug, Pal Bohlandcr, Marian Schcrtz, Barbara Spencer, Ann Armstrong, Peg Lindsey. riimrni st.iff Editor Business Managers Snapshots Faculty----------- Seniors Undcrclawmcn — Eighth Grade---------------------------------- Student Council, Photography Club, Comctecr Staff Homecoming------------------------------ Band, Chorui -------------------------------—— Office Girls, Librarians —------------------ F.F.A., F.H.A--------------------------------- Eilenc Krug Ron Stimpcrt, Ruth Hall, Carl Radcbaugh Nancy Graack, Ann Armstrong, Pat Bohlandcr Geraldine Bill, Henrietta Kesler .............. Bonnie Sprchc, Pauline Cackling ............. Sally Goetz, Marcia Simmons Marian Schcrtz Peg Lindsey One-act Play, Junior Play... Spanish Club, Speech Club Sports Cheerleaders, G.A.A. ---- Cover ------------------- Humor-------------------- Sponsor ----------------- .Nancy Graack Barbara Spencer ....................................Ann Wooslcy Betty Schrocdcr Martha Haas Walter Punkc Dick Mayne, Dave Kline, Carl Radcbaugh Wanda Jones Robert Hayse Eddie Panther, Mary Lou McGuire, Don Clements Miss Stookey 24Top row: Betty Harttcr, Charles Gillespie, Bill Colburn, Tom Volz, Mary Stine. Bottom row: Mr. Welch, Lowell Blackmore, Peg Lindsey, Dick Maync. Carl Radebaugh. Prfsident ----------------------- Dick Mayne Vice President ............. Carl Radebaugh Secretary-----------------------------------Peg Lindsey Treasurer------------------------------Lowell Blackmore The purpose of the Student Council is to be the link between the faculty and the student body. Members of the council are the presidents of each class, one representative from the freshman and sophomore classes and two members from the junior and senior classes. Projects the Student Council have undertaken this year are activities during the noon-hour, taking charge of the assemblies, and finding new and better assembly entertainment for El Paso High School. October 23 November 9 through 14 December 14 through IS December 22 January IS January 25 through February 12 February 2 March... April......................... May -Comic Capers Homecoming and dance at the VFW Building ---Twirp Week and Dance — Checker Tournament during the noon-hour — All School Christmas Party — Zallcc and Earl, refined comedy act Ping-pong tournament during the noon-hour . ISNU Glee Club ---St. Patrick's Dance, Easter Egg Hunt April Shower Dance All School Play Day 25 The fiesta mood of the Sp?nish Club depicted the gaiety of homecoming floats this year, while favorite comic strip characters in other displays lent an air of humor to pregame activities. "Comic Capers" was the theme for our annual homecoming this year which officially started the Thursday night, October 22, before the game with the Chenoa Red Birds. Our school spirit bubbled over Friday noon as several boys put a loud speaker in the math room and held a pep meeting on the front lawn of the high school. That afternoon we had our homecoming parade of floats from the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes and the eighth grade marched. The winning float in the Homecoming Parade was from the Junior Class with Fearless Fosdick strangling a Chenoa Red Bird. The Homecoming Dance was held in the V.F.W. hall with Larry Lonny and his orchestra. 26I’liimmiiPHY mm Eilcnc Krug, Nancv Graack, Dorothy Rarick. Pat Bohlandcr, Roberta Green, Lois Stine. Bottom row: Mr. Welch, Peggy Lindsey, Barbara Spencer, Mary Stine, Dave Kline. President -----------------------Mary stim Via Primdbnt Pig Lindsey Secretary Barbara Spencer Treasurer Dam Kline Under Mr. Welch’s capable supervision, the "Shutterbugs” have become more experienced in the field of photography. This year a Crown Graflex speed camera was purchased for the school. Members are now working for a new dryer. With the new camera, club members have taken action shots of activities about the school. The photo contest for the Cometeer was a big activity of the club. The photo of the winner of this contest is on page four. Top row: John Shuman, Dick Mayne, Dixie Scngpicl, Shirley Welbcs, Roger Shaffer, Walter Punke, Harold Wilson, Marilyn Miller. Second row: Ann Armstrong, Ann Dicner, Hazel Kinder,FUTURE FIRMS (IF AMERICA Park home, Charles Roberts, Ken Lewis, Kenny Gossmeyer, Vernon Atkins. Bob Clements, Bob Brown. Bottom row: Mr. Henderson, Donald Moushon. Ken Por .clius, Dean Weber, Bob McKinley. Charles Jones, Vcryl Bernhardy. Ralph Wilson, Dick Brown, Bill Woos ley. Ronnie Stimpfrt Cari. Radibaugh Jim Brown .... Jim Crump Ken Lewis Ronnie Vandegraft President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Reporter Sentinel The members of the Future Farmers of America have been very active. Ronnie Stimpert, Dave Kline, Marvin Schneider, with Ken Lewis as alternate, placed first in the 1953 F.F.A. convention at Kansas City, Kansas. Riemond Rippel and Marvin Schneider took second in the Pantagraph Contour Staking Contest. The F.F.A. also entered Parliamentary Procedure and Public Speaking contests as well as Soil Judging and the Hay and Grain Show. F.F.A. also entered the 1953 Hoards Dairyman Contest in which they took ninth in the nation. Ronnie Vandegraft placed first in the National Duroc Jersey Judging Contest of 1953. Leo Stokes, who graduated in 1953, will be an American Farmer Candidate in the 1954 F.F.A. Convention at Kansas City, Kansas. Top row: Charles Pinkham, Roger Shaffer, Dick Maync, Bill Colburn, Ronnie Stimpert, Harold Wilson, Bob Finck, Harold Krug. Second row: Walter Fogle, Jim Brown, Carl Radebaugh, Riemond Rippel, Marvin Schneider, Gordon Fichelberger, Jim Crump, Jack Schumacher. Third row: Tom Tipler, DennisTop row: Shirley St import, Dixie Sengpicl, Roberta Green, Shirley Wclbe , Tobicn Tcgard, Nancy Graack, Patty Rcinkcmmcycr, Windi Jones, Joan Smith, Sally Goetz, Nancy Wilkcy, Barbara Wasson, Carol Harris, Clara Wilkey. Second row: Betty Porter, Dorothy Shaffer, Dorothy Krug, Joan Potter, Norma Crusius, F.lma Kemp, Shirley Kendall, Catherine Wclbes, June Waters, Alberta Charlett, Ruth Dixon, Ann Diener, Madeline Stine. Third row: Barbara Mayne, Yvonne Wcirman, Joyce Giberson, Martha Haas, Janice Crump, Marie Grubb, Betty Hartter, Orlyn Frankc, Charlotte Jones, Sherrill Peters, Patty Crum, Mary Sue Punke, Peggy Lindsey. Fourth row: Marilyn McHugh, Louclla F.ichclbcrgcr, Darlene Miller, Dorothy Rarick, F.ilcne Krug, Mary Lindsey, Jerry Short, Carol Foreman, Geraldine Bill, Joanne Shepherd, Ann Armstrong, Jane Goetz, Delores Zimmerman. Bottom row: Miss Ross, Carolyn McClure, Sandra Bernhardy, Jeanne Shanks, Barbara Spenser, Marian Schcrtz, Pat Bohlandcr, Mary Stine, Lois Stine. Marian Schertz Sandra Bernhardy Jeanne Shanks Pat Bohlander Mary Stine Barbara Spencer Carolyn McClure Peggy Pinkeiam Lois Stinf. ........... President Vice President Secretary ............Treasurer Parliamentarian Historian Song Leader Reporter Recreation Chairman The 1953-54 Future Homemakers are for the first time working for their Junior Homemakers Degree. Activities for the year were September, party for freshmen; October, meeting on hair styles; November, F.H.A. week; December, Christmas party and caroling; January, formal initiation and tea for the mothers; February, Valentine Dance; March, swimming party for F.F.A.; April, one-day trip; May, Annual Parents’ Night. This year El Paso will be hosts to the Annual Spring Rally of twenty-two schools of Section Seventeen of which Sandra Bernhardy is vice president.Standing: Betty Hartter, Mr. Baile, Janice Crump, Peggy Lindsey, Tom Pfister, Marcia Simmons, Sally Goetz, Barbara Spencer. Second row: Marian Schcitz, Tom Volz, Norma Crusius, Billy Grubb, Mike Bowers, Stephen Claggett, Madeline Stine. Third row: Barbara Crump, Yvonne Wcirman, Pat Reinkensmeyer, Alberta Charlctt, Elsie Ann Dressier, Susan Aucutt, Betty Gray, Eugene Baily, Kenny Aucutt, June Waters, Sandra Bernhardy. Second row: Shirley Stimpert, Joan Potter, Reimond Rippel, Edward Stokes, Joe Sutton, Jerry Wessel, Dennis Stollcr, Carolyn McClure, Wanda Jones. First row: Joan Smith, Charlotte Jones, Pat Bohlander, Alma Kemp, Barbara Mayne, Ruth Ann Morris. CLARINETS Charlotte Jones Joan Smith Shirley Stimpert Pat Bohlander Barbara Spencer Joan Potter Reimond Rippel Yvonne Wcirman Pat Reinkensmeyer Alberta Charlctt Elsie Ann Dressier CORNETS Stephen Claggett Norma Crusius Tom Volz Marian Schertz Mike Bowers Madeline Stine Betty Gray Eugene Baily HMD PERCUSSION TROMBONES Betty Hartter Peggy Lindsey Sandra Bernhardy June Waters SAXOPHONES BARITONE Wanda Jones Dennis Stoller Carolyn McClure Lois Stokes Kenny Aucutt Janice Crump Sally Goetz Tom Pfister FLUTES MAJORETTES Barbara Mayne Ruth Ann Morris Alma Kemp Barbara Spencer Marcia Simmons FRENCH HORNS OBOE Barbara Crump Edward Stokes Joe Sutton Jerry Wessel BASS Billy Grubb Susan Aucutt DRUM MAJOR Sally Goetz Not in Marching Band 30Top row: Wanda Jones, Sally Goetz, Roberta Green, Bill Colburn. Bob Hayse, Bob Alford, Charles Gillespie, Joyce F;inck, Nancy Graack, F.ilenc Krug. Fourth row: Catherine Welbcs, Dixie ScngpicI, Nancy Wilkey, Shirley Wclbes, Pauline Cackling, Walter Punke, Jon Lindsey. Joe Jenkins. Third row: Dorothy Shaffer, Betty Porter, Jeanne Shanks, Dorothy Krug, John Shuman, John Dodson. Hildred Porth, Clara Wilkey. Ruth Ann Dixon, Marilyn Miller. Second row: Bonnie Sprchc, Barbara Spencer. Geraldine Bill, Doris Patton, Marcia Simmons, Don Malcom, Dennis Stoller, Jerry Short, Peggy Lindsey, Dorothy Rarick. Ann Armstrong, Pat Bohlander. First row: Carol Harris, Marie Grubb. Carol Foreman. Marilyn McHugh, Mary Lindsey, Louella Fichelbergcr, Tom Malcom, Darlene Miller, Joanne Shepherd, Mary Stine. Sherrill Peters, Pat Crum, Mary Sue Punke. Miss Locke. BASSES Bob Alford Bill Colburn Charles Gillespie Bob Hayse Joe Jenkins Jon Lindsey Walter Punke John Shuman SOPRANOS Sandra Bcrnhardy Geraldine Bill Pat Bohlander Pauline Cackling Pat Crum Ruth Ann Dixon Louella Eichelberger Joyce Finck Carol Foreman Sally Goetz Roberta Green Marie Grubb Carol Harris Dorothy Krug Mary Lindsey Marilyn McHugh Darlene Miller Marilyn Miller Charlotte Morris Alice Morris Doris Patton Sherrill Peters Betty Porter Mary Sue Punke Dixie Sengpiel Dorothy Shaffer Jeanne Shanks Marcia Simmons Barbara Spencer Bonnie Sprchc Catherine Welbes Shirley Welbes Clara Wilkey Nancy Wilkey TENORS John Dodson Donnie Harttcr Don Malcom Tom Malcom Dennis Stoller ALTOS Ann Armstrong Nancy Graack Wanda Jones Eilcne Krug Peggy Lindsey Janet Lowder Hildred Porth Dorothy Rarick Joanne Shepherd Jerry Short Mary Stine Carol Tyson Not in Chorus 31Top row: Jerry W esse I, Hazel Kinder, Charlotte Jones, Stephen row: Marion Schertz, Hildrcd Porth, Sherrill Peters, Janice Claggett. Second row: Charles Gillespie, Joan Smith, Betty Crump, Patty Crum, Norma Crusius, Riemond Rippel. Hartter, Mary Stine, Mary Sue Punkc, Mr. Brown. Bottom K11 mono Rippel President Norma Crusius ...Vice President Patty Crum Secretary Stephen Claggett Trf.asikik The aim of the Spanish Club was to acquaint students with the life and customs of our Spanish neighbors. One of the highlights of the year was a Christmas luncheon featuring a Spanish dessert and later a penota, a bag containing gifts. For the first time representatives were sent to the Convention of Illinois Federation of Pan-American League. Stephen Claggett participated as panel member of a discussion group at this convention. The Spanish Club plans to show an all-school movie to raise money to be contributed to an American school in Tacuboyo, Mexico. 32Top row: Charles Gillespie. Betty Ann Schrocder. Ron Stimpert, Schumacher. Bottom row: Mr. Brown. Peggy Lindsey. Ann Ken Bennett. Second row: Robert Haysc, F.d Panther. Stephen Wooslcy, Barbara Spencer, Sally Goetz. Claggett, F.ilenc Krug. Nancy Graack. Walter Punke, Jack SPEECH CLUB The Woodford County Speech Festival was held in the El Paso High School Auditorium. The Speech Club was in charge of the planning and prepara tion for this event. The Speech Club participated in district and sectional speech contests. Included in the speech course were speeches, group discussions, parliamentary law, study of three-act plays, make-up, preparing a one-act play and stagecraft. The co-sponsors of the club, Mr. Brown and Miss Stookey, helped with activities of the club throughout the year. 33SORRY, WRONG NUMBER Mrs. Stevenson............Eilcnc Krug 1st Operator.....................Peggy Lindsey 1st Man.............................Ed Panther 2nd Man............................Ron Stimpert Chief Operator...................Nancy Graack 2nd Operator..........Marilyn McHugh 3rd Operator.......................Ann Woosley 4th Operator....................Tobien Tegard 5th Operator............Betty Schroeder Information.............Barbara Spencer Hospital Receptionist..............Sally Goetz Western Union..........Stephen Claggett Sergeant Duffy.........Kenneth Bennett Lunch Room Counter Attendant ....................Walter Punke Miss Stookey Director..... •Stage Manager ADDRESS TO U. N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY Oration ...................................Robert Hayse Director..............................R. Warner Brown 34Caroline was no ordinary girl. She could wear any old thing, and she even looks pretty without lipstick. The boys arc all upset. But Caroline changed her major interest from birds to boys. CM’T KISS Director R. Warner Brown Milt Rif mono Rippfi Caroline - Carolyn McClurf. Johnnie Robert Hayse Joe Carl Radfbaugh Willie John Shuman Susie Charlotte Jones Stanley Marvin Sthxfidfr Ma Rand Dorothy Rarick Howie Jerry Wessel Miss Jameson Patty Boh lander Bunny Betty Hartter Sally Madeline Stine Pat Jfan Shanks Jeanette Peggy Pinkham Shirley % Properties Marian Schertz Student Director Orlyn Franke Stage and Lighting: Robert Alford Jim Crump Jim Brown Mr. Reckling Lee Remmers Lawrence Scott Walter Fogle Mr. Kays 35Fim row: Jerry Short. Hazel Kinder. Alberta Armstrong, Orlyn Franke, Ann Armstrong. Top row: Mrs. Rinkenberger, Nancy Graack. Wanda Jones, Henrietta Kcslcr. The library is the center of information. The purpose of the library is for reference work, and for free reading. The librarians give help and information for finding books. She checks the books out to students who wish to use them outside of class work, keeps the books in alphabetical order, and in good condition. First semester 2,881 books were checked out of the library which is sixteen books per student. There are fifty-five magazines in the library. 36 First row: Mr. Claggett, Mildred Perth, Ann Armstrong, Peggy Lindsey, Alberta Armstrong. Top row: Pat Bolander, Sally Goetz, Madeline Stine, Peggy Pinkham. When you enter Mr. Claggett’s office, you are met by a smiling receptionist. She gives information to office visitors and answers the telephone. She keeps the office open when Mr. Claggett is gone and reports to him when he gets back. The office girl may do some typing, filing, or even take notes. She collects all the money that comes in for lunches. There are 184 students in El Paso High School, and there are sixty-five eighth graders. 37Front row: Everett Fletcher, John Benedict, Jack Bagby, John Dodson, Jerry Vandegraft, Vcryl Bernhardy, Terry Vandegraft, Freddy Leenhouts. Second row: Dean Weber, Bill Colburn, Walter Fogle, Bob Brown, Harold Alford, Don Hartter, Dick Brown, Dennis Stollcr, Stephen Claggett row: Coach Trebbe, Dennis Parkhousc, Loren Vogle Roberts, Charles Gillespie, Jon Lindsey, Allen Harroun, McKinley, Bob Pierce, Assistant Coach Poling. Third Charles Bob VARSITY El Paso 7 Gridley 14 El Paso 0 .. Metamora 18 El Paso 25 Flanagan 7 El Paso 12 ....Cornell 12 El Paso 33 ...Lexington 12 El Paso 0 ....Chenoa 13 El Paso 39 ...Fairbury 0 El Paso 14 Eureka 0 El Paso 34 ...Minonk 7 JUNIOR VARSITY Gridley 7 ....Pontiac 14 Lexington 12 Cl D'icr n Chenoa 13 Fairbury 0 MID-STATE TEAMS First: Ron Stimpert, Ron Vandegraft. Second: Dick Mayne, Jim Crump. Honorable Mention: Mac Raymer, Dave Kline. Most Valuable Player: Dick MayneFront row: Manager Dale Robinson, Don Clements, Stephen Claggett. Charles Roberts, Loren Vogle, Walter Fogle, Charles Gillespie, Dick Garcy, Manager Ralph Wilson. Second row: Jim Brown, Carl Radebaugh, Ed Finck, Jerry Vessel, Tom Volz, Mac Raymer. Dick Maync, Dave Kline. Third row: Coach Trebbe, Jon Lindsey, Ron Vandegraft, Jim Crump, Ron Stimpert, John Shuman, Bob Scott, Bob Alford, Bob Mool, Assistant Coach Poling. FOOT IMLL BACKS t Ron Stimpert •Ron Vandegraft •Jim Crump •Charles Roberts •Bob Scott •John Shuman Charles Gillespie Bob McKinley Bob Pierce •Jon Lindsey Loren V ogel •Lcttcrmen t Captain Captain-elect Allen Fiarroun Dennis Parkhouse Everett Fletcher Terry Vandegraft John Benedict CENTERS •Jerry Wesscl Don Hartter Jack Bagby GUARDS •Mac Raymer •Ed Finck •Tom Volz •Don Clements Bob Brown •Ted Garey Dennis Stoller Dick Brown TACKLES •Dick Maync •Carl Radebaugh Walter Fogle •Bob Mool Stephen Claggett Dean Weber Vcryl Bernhardy Harold Alford ENDS •Dave Kline •Jim Brown Bob Alford Charles Pinkham Fred Leenhouts Bill Colburn Jerry Vandegraft John Dodson This year the Comets had a good season. The team improved after the first two games and by the last three was one of the better teams in the conference. The Comets scored 164 points to their opponents’ 83, despite bad breaks and injuries.Top low: Coach Trcbbc, Kenny Lewis, Dale Robinson, Bill Fever, Bill Colburn, Bob Alford, Harold Alford, Fred Leenhouts, Bob Pierce, Charles Pinkham, Manager Jon Lindsey. Bottom row: Bob Brown, Dennis Stoller, John Dodson, Bob McKinley, Dennis Parkhousc, Larry Roth, John Benedict, Jack Bagby. Dick Brown. GUARD Charles Pinkham Dennis Parkhouse Kenny Lewis Ron Stimpert Bob McKinley Jon Lindsey Bob Brown Dick Brown •Captain FORWARD •Jim Crump Bob Farney Jim Brown Jerry Wessel Riemond Rippel Bob Pierce Marvin Schneider Dale Robinson John Benedict Larry Roth Freddy Leenhouts Jack Bagby Dennis Stoller John Dodson CENTER Bill Colburn Bob Alford Bill Fever Harold Alford 40Top row: Coach Trcbbc, Ron Stimpcrt, Bob Farncy, Marvin Jon I.indscy. Bottom row: Charles Pinkham. Jerry Wesscl, Bob Schneider, Riemond Rippel, Jim Crump, Jim Brown, Manager Alford, Bill Fever, Dale Robinson. Kenny Lewis. With no returning lettermen from last year's team and no senior players the 1953-54 season was one of rebuilding for the Comets. This condition gave Coach Trebbe a chance to give many of the underclassmen experience in varsity competition. Although this year's team was lacking in experience, there was no lack of team spirit or the willingness to work to try to improve themselves. Since several of the players have two or three more years of competition before them, the basketball team is expected to enjoy an upsurge in future years. 41Top row: Carol Harris, Sandra Bcrnhardy, Jean Shanks, Roberta Green, Nancy Graack, Wanda Jones, Sally Goetz, Shirley Welbes. Shirley Stimpert, Joan Potter, Orlyn Franke, Clara Wilkey. Second row: Yvonne Weirman, F.ilcne Krug, Norma Crusius, Janice Crump, Joan Smith, Dixie Sengpiel, Ruth Ann Dixon, Hazel Kinder, Pat Crum, Fima Kemp, Alberta Charlctt, Catherine Welbes. Third row: Dorothy Shaffer, Ruth Ann Morris, Mary Sue Punke, Ann Dicnet, Nancy Wilkey, Tobicn Tcgard, Shirley Kendall. Barbara Wasson, June Waters, Dorothy Krug. Fourth row: Betty Porter, Marlene Rostcttcr, Barbara Maync, Betty Harttcr, Madeline Stine, Lois Stine, Mary Stine, Dorothy Rarick, Marion Sc hertz, Peggy Pinkham, Charlotte Jones, Pat Bohlander, Barbara Spencer. Bottom row: Miss Hiserodt, Marie Grubb, Doris Patton, Marilyn McHugh, Jane Goetz, Mary Lindsey, Carolyn McClure, Carol Foreman. Peggy Moritz, Darlene Miller, Joanne Shepherd, Peggy Lindsey, Ann Armstrong. President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Sports Manager ...Charlotte Jones Peggy Pinkham Ruth Hai i Betty Hartter Madeline Stine This year the G.A.A. sponsored something new . . . bowling . . . every Wednesday and Thursday after school. There was a grand turnout with much enthusiasm. Everyone was at her best to try for the top score. Other activities during the year were volley ball, basketball, baseball, and ping-pong tournaments. A hike and initiation were the highlights of the fall activities. The goals of G.A.A. are the opportunity for developing skills in various sports, good sportsmanship, and enjoying an interesting social life.Back Row: Tobicn Tegard, Sherrill Peters, Marilyn McHugh, Janice Crump. Front row: Charlotte Jones, Peggy Pinkham, Peggy Lindsey, (not shown) Wanda Jones. The cheerleaders in their bright purple and gold outfits are always on hand to lead the crowd in their cheering for the team. The cheerleaders have put in much time practicing, and have done a good job in keeping up the school spirit this year. For the past few years our cheerleaders have been chosen by the cheerleaders of ISNU. This keeps everyone on her toes. They choose two freshmen, two sophomores, two juniors and two seniors. It has been customary for the two junior cheerleaders to carry over to the senior year, but new senior cheerleaders will be chosen for the coming year. This year the varsity cheerleaders had new outfits. They are gold, princess style dresses, lined in purple with an El Paso written across the front. 43Tup row: Wesley McKinley, Frank Vogel, Roger Sturm, Rodney Keith Blackmorc, Everet Stine. Bottom row: Larry Tipler, Parks, Coach Poling, Larry Kendall, Charlie Lampe, Tom West, Randcl Carrels, Phil Cryer, Gordon Mool, Jimmie McHugh. hiiiiitii Mi me El Paso 30 39 El Paso 54 18 El Paso 49 Minonk 28 El Paso 67 Dana 28 El Paso 37 20 El Paso 49 Gridley 29 El Paso 53 Chenoa 33 El Paso 53 g El Paso 55 Good field 34 El Paso 40 .... Eureka 26 COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS El Paso 55 Benson 20 El Paso 36 „St. Mary’s 10 El Paso 56 Minonk 29 El Paso 64 (championship) Roanoke 39 SECTIONAL TOURNAMENT El Paso 38 Towanda 15 El Paso 57 Hallsvillc 19 El Paso 43 Heyworth 39 El Paso 36 (Championship) Lexington 34 Grade school sports have a great deal to do with the success of an athlete in high school. Sports help to develop co-ordination, physical fitness, sportsmanship and teamwork. 44ADVERTISEMENTS The class of 1954 wishes to express their appreciation to those who advertised in this yearbook. You can be sure that without your help the yearbook would not have been possible. Thanks! 45CLASS WILL LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OE THE SENIOR CLASS I, Ann Armstrong, leave my ability to get the car every night to Charles Pinkham—he may need it. I, Geraldine Bill, leave my flaming red hair to Joyce Finck—it will do things for her! I, Lowell, Blackmore, leave my cool disposition to Bill Woosley—a man who can handle it. I, Bill Byrd, leave my curly hair to the Brown brothers—they can divide it between themselves. I, Pauline Cackling, leave my shy and retiring ways to Jon Lindsey—the boy has possibilities. 1, Don Clements, leave my class ring to anyone whose initials are Norma Crusius. I, Bob Finck, leave my big blue eyes to some lucky character. I, Treva Finck, leave my ability to catch a man to someone who needs one . . . who needs one? I, Bob Garcy, leave the taxi business to Charles Roberts, "The Model A Kid.” I, Don Gciselman, leave my possibilities as a motorcycle jockey to Bill Fevers. I, Sally Goetz, leave my nickname "Gabby” to Mary Lindsey. I, Nancy Graack, leave my talents as soda jerk to Charlotte Jones—she'll make millions (sodas that is). I, Martha Haas, leave my skill in chemistry to anyone who wants to pass. I, Ruth Flail, leave my ability as a basketball player to Mary Stine. I, Wanda Jones, leave my ability to be class secretary every year to anyone who wants a hard time. I, Henrietta Kesler, leave—with a ring on my finger. I, Dave Kline, leave my ability to take good care of my father’s car to John Shuman who has a good start already. I, Eilcne Krug, leave a trail of broken hearts. I, Harold Krug, leave my ability to crawl through keyholes to R. D. Hayes. I, Peggy Lindsey, leave my cheerleader lungs to anyone who likes to shatter eardrums. I, Richard Mayne, leave my talents in football to Dean Weber—1 don’t want them wasted. 1, Mary Lou McGuire, leave my ability to write jokes for high school annuals to the younger generation (Juniors). I, Myron Miller, leave by the back door, there’s a girl chasing me. I, Bob Mool, leave my Model A Ford to Ted Garcy —he needs a spare. I, Alice Morris, leave some of my long hair to our coach. I, Eddie Panther, leave my history notes to Loren Vogel—to help him get an A in American History. I, Don Porzelius, leave my bold and aggressive ways to Eddie Finck (lookout, you lucky women). 1. Walter Punke, leave my collection of antique automobiles to Carl Radebaugh who likes to have motor trouble. I, Mac Raymer, leave my navy books to Marvin Schneider. I, Betty Schroeder, leave my ability to make long speeches to someone who wants to get good grades and sore feet in speech class. 1, Jack Shumaker, leave my blinding speed in getting out of the school building to help Tom Malcom break the sound barrier. I, Bob Scott, leave my safe driving habits to anyone. I, Roger Shaffer, leave my sailor suit to Harold Alford who wants to impress the girls. I, Marcia Simmons, leave my tremendous height to Shirley Kendall who dreams of being able to reach the top shelf of her locker. I, Barbara Spencer, leave my jolly disposition to Betty Hartter—maybe she can control it. 1, Bonnie Sprehe, leave my brilliant academic record to "Itch" Eichelberger and he can put it to good use. I, Ronald Stimpert, leave my desk in chemistry lab to Jim Brown who can clean up the mess. I, James Waller, leave my cute smile to Freddy Beckman. I, Harold Wilson, leave at last, much to Mr. Henderson’s relief. I, Ann Woosley, leave my ability as a cook to Peggy Moritz who is trying to trap a man. I, Albert Kuhles, leave my army rifle to Ron Vandc-graft; he may need it. I, Marion Pierce, leave my ability to catch a man to Joan Potter (you lucky girl). I, Dorothy Zimmerman, leave also; my sister will take over now (look out, boys). 46EL PASO, ILLINOISGreat strides are being made to satisfy your growing demands for electricity. Progress is being made every day ... in modern equipment, in greater power plant capacity, and in new transmission lines. These transmission lines are a vital link between our power plants and your home. We build them to bring electricity to you from different sources—and from different directions—so that in case of storm or breakdown, electricity still flows to you. ILLINOIS POWER COMPANY CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS At State Farm you'll find a good job with friendly people. Are you heading for that first full-time job? State Farm offers good pay with cost-of-living bonus, vacations, group insurance, other benefits. PLUS after hours fun at G. I. Mecherle Park, an organized program and the chance to meet friendly people, make new friends. Our Housing Bureau helps you get settled; our Medical Bureau safeguards your health. Phone or Write Personnel Manager STATE FARM Insurance Bldg. BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS 49CLASS PROPHECY The other day we went to an El Paso automobile garage to sec about a car. Private secretary Ann Armstrong was at her desk playing solitaire. She told her boss. Bob Mool, that we had arrived. Bob tried to sell us a snappy sports model designed by Dave Kline. Myron Miller, Bob’s mechanic, owned one of these cars and highly recommended it. We weren't much interested in the car and went on down the street. We came to Honest Walt Punke’s car agency. As we went into the office we saw Geraldine Bill looking at some typing done by Alice Morris, chief typist. The head man wasn’t in so we talked to Bob Garey, head mechanic. Bob showed us a car designed by Eddie Panther but we still weren’t interested. Further down the street was Smilin’ Jack Shoemaker Car and Wrecker Service. Badboy Byrd, assistant salesman, tried to sell us a car that was owned by Betty Schrocder, a fifth grade school teacher. Bill said that Miss Schrocder never drove over twenty-five miles per hour. The car next to Betty’s caught our eye. It was a 1949 blue Mercury. Bob Scott had owned the car. It was in a like new condition, must have fallen off the assembly line. We finally decided to buy a used motorcycle from Donald Geisclman at Smilin’ Jack’s. We managed to maneuver our machine to the nearest insurance agency. The public would be safer if we had insurance. Mary Lou McGuire took our order. The hubcap told us to make out our check to the chief big wheel of the business, Ron Stimpert. Passing Bob’s Dairy we heard a big commotion coming from the corner booth. Donald Porzelius, Albert Kuhles and Bob Finck were having a heated debate over whether to have a new school building or not. The motorcycle had a bad tire so we took it back to Smilin’ Jack’s. Jim Waller looked at us skeptically and fixed the tire and we left. Going south on Route 51 we passed the Mayne farm. Dick was trying to sell some gilts to Lowell Black-more. Lowell couldn’t decide whether he wanted pigs whose tails curled to the right or the left. Whizzing along the highway we saw Nancy Graack, commercial artist, painting a billboard. We weren’t watching where we were going and ran into a tele- phone pole knocking Mac Raymer, the lineman, into the arms of Dorothy Zimmerman. Dorothy looked real contented because she had been trying to get a man. Mac was rushed to the hospital by Sally Goetz, who was out for a ride in her yellow convertible. We couldn’t get into the hospital until Barbara Spencer would let us past the main desk. Nurses Peggy Lindsey and Martha Haas put Mac to bed and repaired the damages. Jet pilot, Harold Wilson, was in the bed next to Mac’s recovering from his latest accident. We proceeded on toward Lake Bloomington. The weather was nice and a fine day for a ride. Don Clements, who was plowing corn in a field next to the road, waved at us as we went by. In the distance we saw a large dairy barn with Krug Dairy Farm painted on it. Harold was loafing on the porch of his big country mansion. Wanda Jones, Harold’s accountant, was keeping books. Wanda told us her employer had made a million dollars by inventing a cow that had to be milked only once a day. Arriving at the beach we saw secretary Marcia Simmons, sunbathing. Vocalist Bonnie Sprehe was singing sweet melodics to Marcia. A constant splash-splash caught our ear. We turned and saw a man in white navy uniform, covered with decorations. Yes, we recognized this person. Admiral Roger Shaffer was out on his summer cruise in a rowboat. We decided to visit the home of some of the people who live along the lake in the summer. We came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bogar. Mrs. Bogar, the former Eilene Krug, was chatting over the back fence with Ann Wooslcy. The girls invited us in for a cup of coffee and a friendly talk. It was getting late and we knew we should be getting home. We took the back road toward El Paso and went past the golf course. Marian Pierce, Pauline Cackling and Ruth Hall were having a friendly game of golf. We decided that at times the girls were losing more balls than they were playing golf. Another foursome were the Pipers and the Kleens, Henrietta Keslcr, now Mrs. Piper, and Treva Finck, Mrs. Kleen, were ahead of their husbands. We bet the boys didn’t want to beat the girls for fear they wouldn’t get any supper. 50— BLOOMINGTON. ILLINOIS Official Photographers for COMGTEERS... 1954 P. D. NOHREN LOWEST PRICES EVERY DAY 111 W. Front Phone 44 51YOUNG DRIVERS Compliments of the Woodford County OF EL PASO CHECKING SAVINGS LOANS TO THE CLASS OF 1954 Dealers in GRAIN, LUMBER and COAL FEED — SEED — FERTILIZER Elevators in El Paso Panola — Kappa — Enright Phone 145 El Paso, 111. The sun was shining and it was about 3:30 p. m. in the afternoon. It was a typical midsummer day, and we were getting ready to go to town. I was two and a half years old, and I had a sister that was less than a year old. It all started while I was sitting in my sand box building a grain elevator out of odd pieces of iron and sand. As I remember, it worked pretty well, in fact unbelievably well, considering the odd junk it was made from. The corn went up one side, through innumerable pipes, tubes and slides, and then came out the other side. Just as I got it to work well, my Mother called me in to get ready to go to town. Slowly I went in, not wishing to leave my elevator, and dressed to go to town. 1 was sitting there sulking when Mother said, "You go out and sit in the car while I dress your sister. And stay out of the sand box!” "OK,” I said, and ran out the door. As I passed the sand box I hesitated to look at my elevator, and to fight the temptation to use it. I went out the gate and stopped by the chicken house to look at some switches and a broken spring with a car valve jammed in it. Then I went to the windmill and climbed to the top to have a look at the country. In the field Dad was plowing corn, and two or three of the neighbors were doing likewise. Then Mother came to the window and yelled, "Dick, get down before you fall!” "OK! In a minute,” I said. I always said that because it was so easy to say. I climbed down and trudged to the car. It was a boxy red Chevrolet with yellow tire rims, sitting just outside facing the sun. I sat behind the big wheel in the sun, thinking I was a truck driver driving my big truck across the desert, bouncing along. No! No! I was a pilot in a big plane with many dials before me. I must keep the plane in the air. Push this! Pull that! Turn that! Oh, boy! I was going 100 miles per hour. I’ll push this and go faster, Wee-ruRRRRUMMmmmm! The car jumped and jerked and went backward. It was going straight toward the chicken house. In a flash, I saw Mother standing at the gate holding my sister; she had a strange expression on her face. Dad had jumped from the tractor and was running towards me. The chicken house loomed in the rear window. I was going to hit it! Then I stopped dead, with a jerk. The back wheel was in a hole two feet deep. The chicken house was safe, and so was I. Mother ran to one door and Dad to the other. "Are you all right? Why did you do it? How did you do it? What if you had hit the chicken 52house,” they asked. They almost whipped me, but I didn't care. 1 was shaking too much. We pulled the car out and went to town. I could hardly wait to get home so I could play in my sandpile. Richard F. Mayne PAM'S CHRISTMAS Snow was falling gently on Pam’s light hair, then melting and causing it to curl around her face. The cold December evening had brought a rosy color to her cheeks and her vivid blue eyes were bright as usual. The cold also made her have a delightful feeling inside. She was very happy and free from all care. Why shouldn’t she be? This was the day before Christmas and weren't you supposed to be happy-go-lucky at this time of year? All at once Pam gave the snow a little kick sending it in a flurry and then gave a short yell, jumping in the air. Then a ripple of laughter floated from her rich voice. Her companion, Connie, a dark-haired girl, looked at her, smiled slowly and spoke, "Why arc you so happy? You have a big date tonight?” "With who? Oh, Connie, I'm just happy because I’m alive and I live in this big, wide wonderful world.” "Is this world big, wide and wonderful because tomorrow is Christmas and you’re almost sure you’ll get what you want?” Pam, who had been smiling all this time, sobered instantly. "Yes, because tomorrow is Christmas but no to the gift deal. That’s what’s so different this year. Always before I wanted to know what I was getting but this year I don’t even care! This year I want Mom and Dad to be happy by having Jeff home. I want Myron to get what he wants. And our neighbor, Mrs. Burton, I think she should be happy too and not lonely. This morning 1 took her some of Mom’s fruit cake and some of the cookies I baked. She seemed so pleased to think I would remember her I wondered later why I hadn’t done it before. Is that the way with you?” "Gosh, no. It’s the same old thing to me, nothing new. I’ve been trying to find out what Dad got me but I haven’t found out yet. Oh, back to you. Could it be that you haven’t eaten right or ate something that made you kind of ’goofy?’ ” "No, it’s nothing like that. It’s just different, that’s all. I can’t figure it out,” puzzled Pam. 53MR. AND MRS. HARVEY HARTTER PUREBRED REGISTERED ABERDEEN ANGUS Visitors Always Welcome c. t. mum Phone 5 F 13 Carlock, Illinois M. D. 3 Grant Street El Paso, Illinois EL PASO LOCKER w and GROCERY ▼ 129 W. Front St. El Paso, Illinois Phone 400 Phone 361 Foods Worth Freezing are Worth Freezing Well R. G. PIERCE FURNITURE F. G. BERTA JEWELER AND OPTICIAN Kroehler — Frigidaire — Bendix El Paso, Illinois RCA — Mengel Kodaks and Supplies American Steel and Birch Cabinets Kodak Finishing EUGENE D. KLINE EL PASO BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION AND SONS CONGRATULATES THE CLASS OF 1954 REGISTERED HEREFORD CATTLE The Association has served this community since March, 1900 REAL ESTATE — LOANS — INVESTMENTS Visitors Always Welcome "A Home Institution" Phone 845 W Brown El Paso Max Smith. Secy. John L. Blackmore. Pres. George Shadewaldt. Vice-Pres. 55C. E. CRYER, D.O. Osteopath Physician Surgeon — THOMAS — Dry Goods and Ready-to-Wear El Paso, Illinois IVAN H. SNOW INSURANCE AGENCY Insurance — Real Estate — Loans Phone 39 El Paso, Illinois IVAN H. SNOW CURT MAHAFFEY WEST'S BAKERY "WHEN BETTER BAKING IS DONE WEST'S WILL DO IT" EL PASO, ILLINOIS The girls had stopped in front of a big white house and Connie said, "Do you want to come in? I’ll fix some cocoa if you do.” "Thanks a lot, Connie, but 1 have to be moving on,” replied Pam. "I’ll call you tomorrow, late in the afternoon because you know how Christmas is. So long.” Pam started slowly on, using her feet as now plows. There were no houses in the next block and the newly fallen snow with only the moon shining on it looked like thousands of diamonds lying before her. And all the stars in the sky were flirting with her. The cold, bitter air was sharp in Pam’s nostrils. The same warm glow went through her as before, but then she remembered—she remembered what she and Connie had been talking about. "Why was it different this year? All the years before it was the same. Christmas had meant Mom’s fruit cake, savory smell of turkey, all kinds of salads, pies, and cookies, the smell of a pine tree, gay laughter, gifts under a tree, relatives, small children skipping about happily. An all around general feeling of wanting to live.” "This year there was the vivacious feeling but it was different. Why had the tears come to her eyes at church this evening when they sang 'Come All Ye Faithful?’ And when everyone had bent his head in prayer to the Lord? It just wasn’t like it was all the years before.” Pam turned in to a small white house snuggled in evergreen trees and saw that most of its eyes were bright tonight. She went around the house and was startled, when she came to the corner, by the merry round face of the moon. The last block home she hadn’t been able to sec it for the trees. She took the steps two at a time, went in on the porch, and sent her boots flying across to a corner. She went through the kitchen, threw- her coat and scarf on a chair and continued on in to the living room. All the family was seated. Pam gave them all a merry "Hi” and bent to kiss her mother and father who were seated on the davenport. "How were the church services?” smiled Mrs. Lewis. "As beautiful as usual,” answered Pam. She picked up a magaEinc and sat down on the floor. Her older sister, Kay, was seated reading a fashion book. Jeff, her eldest brother, a junior in college, was musing through some old records. Myron, the youngest in the family, was stretched out on the floor reading the sports page half out loud. The room was a scene of contentment and inner happiness. Pam looked at the Christmas 56tree which was glowing with lights. Piles of gifts were under it. Myron crawled under it and shook the presents. Pam started to rise to join him but was stopped by what seemed to her a "cold hold” around her neck. It was that old feeling again. "Why can’t I do like Myron is doing, like all the years before? Why? Oh, why can’t I?” Pam suddenly jumped up and dashed up the stairs with tears streaming down her face. The next morning Pam felt somewhat better than the night before. She even had a little of the old familiar feeling of all the Christmases before. She jumped out of bed, washed and dressed hurriedly. She tramped down the stairs, as her mother would say, "like a hundred running horses.” "Hi, everybody! Merry Christmas!” She pecked both her mother and dad and then bobbed to the window. "Oh, and snow for Christmas!" Just then Myron barged in yelling, "When are we going to open the presents? Huh?” "Oh, Myron, you know we can’t open them until everyone is here,” sighed Mrs. Lewis. "Okay, Okay. You don’t have to get so huffy about it. I was just asking. Now how about some good 'grub’?” "You wonder why I have grey hair. But I guess you men just don’t understand.” Mrs. Lewis said hopelessly to her husband. It was almost noon when all of Pam’s aunts, uncles and cousins arrived and got settled in the living room about the Christmas tree. After everyone had gotten his gifts, they all started talking at once. Everyone was very happy. When women went to the kitchen to prepare the feast, Pam tagged along with them. "Mother is there anything I can do?” asked Pam. "Yes, dear, please go get Aunt Jane’s basket out of the car.” As she ran out the door it was snowing. Pam jumped nimbly to the car and got the basket. She ran up the walk to the steps but was suddenly stopped by a sound. "Of course, the church chimes playing Christmas carols.” They were playing her favorite, "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful." To Pam it was one of the most beautiful things she had ever heard. She was just as surprised now as she had been the evening before to have the tears coming to her eyes. "Christmas isn’t for man. Of course not. Christmas is for God. It is the time of year when we should be close to Him and thank DR. G. D. HEIPLE Dentist MARTEN CLOTHING STORE Gents' Furnishings Congratulations to the Class of '54 KITCHELL INSURANCE AGENCY "When you see us, don't think of insurance, but when you think of insurance, see us." McGUIRE PAINT AND BODY SHOP Phone 332 El Paso, 111. Electric, Acetylene and Portable Welding Body and Fender Repairs — Repainting Frame and Front End Alignment Wrecker Service — Brake Service Wheel Balancing and Straightening Glass Cutting — Motor Tune-up 57MICHELS’ DRUG STORE El Paso, Illinois DR. V. J. HAAS, D. D. S. Phone 159 El Paso BAILEY PRINTING CO. Commercial Printers and Publishers Phone 345 El Paso, 111. COMPLIMENTS OF THORNTON BENSON AGENCY CLIFFORD E. BENSON, Owner Insurance, Real Estate and Loans 119 W. Front St. El Paso, Illinois Him more than ever for giving us His only Son.” "This was why it was different this year. It is all part of my growing up in God’s world. Now I know' why. Now I can rest in peace. Christmas is for God.” Pam suddenly turned and ran up the steps smiling. The door slammed behind her and the clear sound of the bells rang out in the cold winter air. Jeanne Shanks PURITAN INFLUENCE IN AMERICA TODAY The Puritans, with their severe dress, long faces and strict lives made some valuable contributions to the American way of life. By hard work, filled with courage, failures and determination to succeed, they made a great manufacturing district from what was once the New England wilderness. The hardy New Englander of today still carries some of these traits of the early Puritans. These people were intelligent and educated. They developed the first really adequate school system in the colonics, founded the first great university—Harvard, and also the first printing press and newspaper in the New World. The first colonial scientists were among their number, and their ministers were better educated than any of the others in the whole world. Usually thought of as strict, unsmiling people, the Puritans nevertheless possessed a sense of humor, but they had sound ideas regarding fun and merry-making. A member of the colony, Thomas Morton, was thrown out because he raised the "May Pole of Merry Mount.” They felt there was too much hard work to be done for enjoyment at that time. This shrewdness came in handy in their dealings w'ith other people, too, as traders found out. The thought that usually comes to one’s mind upon hearing the term Puritan is their hours of meditation. These religious people had a good influence upon the different churches in the New World later on. Even today some religious sects have their stern codes which resemble those of the Puritans. Their conception of hell as a place of eternal, fiery torment has stayed with us. As Jonathan Edwards said, " ’Tis a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath that you are held over in the hand of that God whose wrath is provoked and incensed against you as much as against many of the damned in hell.” Last, but not least, are the contributions the Puritans made in the form of writings. The first book of the colonics, William Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation is the best information we have about the settlement. The 58New England Primer was the main book used in schools for fifty years. It gives us a good idea of what the schools were like. The journals of Sarah Kemble Knight and William Byrd give us a picture of life in the colonics; and some of their observations, such as Sarah Knight’s remarks on divorce, fit into today’s picture surprisingly well. Hildred Porth THE PURIST (a parody on Ogden Nash's poem of the same name) I give you now Professor Twist A conscientious communist Secret Police exclaim, "He always bungles!” So they sent him to an African jungle. Camped on a desert isle One day they missed his unpleasant smile. He had, the guide informed them later. Been cooked in place of a sweet potater. The Secret Police could not but mutter, "You mean I had him for my supper!” Bob Farney ELIZABETH Do you own or know a dog who tries to bring into your house bones almost as long as she is tall? Do you own or know a small dog who once brought into the house a dirty, burnt out, old one-hundred watt light bulb? I do. She is not very much over one foot in height. She is black, tan, and white. The black is most prominent. When small, she had tan John L. Lewis-type eyebrows. Now these brown spots have enlarged so as to take a large part of her sassy-looking little face. The white covers most of her chest and legs. The most noticeable oddity is a deformed right rear leg. Evidently, before she came into our ownership, the leg had been broken. By the time we learned of this and took her to a capable veterinarian, it was too late to cure the deformity. A high, long, arching tail, whose arch comes over her back, sets her off from the normal dog. On the back side this tail is light tan, contrasting to the black of her back and the rest of her tail. Also the rest of her stern is brown. She is over-friendly and therefore often acts like a dehcadcd chicken just to attract attention. There is a product called Milkhones, with which many of you may be familiar. These Milkhones provide entertainment as the dog enjoys tossing, chewing, and barking at them. A certain waste paper basket and its contents hold a fascination for the attention-getting canine. She often gets paper from the waste paper basket and prances about the house show- "Congratulations" Class of 1954 RICHARD STINE TRUCKING COMPLIMENTS OF DR. ROBERT P. LYKKEBAK LETCHER BROS. GARAGE El Paso, Illinois CHRYSLER PLYMOUTH Phone 86 CONGRATULATIONS LEENHOUTS RADIO AND TV Sales and Service EL PASO, ILLINOIS Phone 327 59Congratulations m r CLASS OF 1954 BEST WISHES COMPLIMENTS OF EL PASO POST NO. 6026 VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS EL I’lNil THEATRE CONGRATULATIONS TO CLASS OF 1954 For The "Rest" of Your Life CORN BELT MOTEL DONZE'S GROCERY Route 51 El Paso. Illinois DUNMIRE EQUIPMENT COMPANY El Paso, Illinois Road Machinery and Construction Equipment SALES - PARTS - SERVICE Phone 300 MINONK CLEANERS Phone 315 J MINONK, ILLINOIS PICK-UP AND DELIVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY YOUNG CHEVROLET COMPANY 616 Chestnut St. Minonk, Illinois Telephone 354 I BENEDICT HEATING SHEET METAL Williams Oil-O-Matic — Gibraltar Furnaces Lennox Air-Flo CHEVROLET and OLDSMOBILE SALES AND SERVICE 24 HOUR SERVICE Phone 194 33 East Front 61ing off. Another favorite pastime of the dog is ridding the premises of other dogs, no matter how large they may be. Naturally this disgusts and angers the neighbor’s dogs. If they happen to be playing when she arrives on the scene, they soon part company. Dr. Heiple’s dog occasionally plays with her, but this is infrequent. John Carr’s dachshund also visits our yard once in a while, but these visits are short. John Spencer’s cocker spaniel has to date not appeared in our yard, at least not when little Demon (as we call her) is out. Elizabeth may like dogs, but she does not trust cats or rocking chairs. Her first few encounters with cats were majestically war-like. She made many neighbor cats as timid and afraid as rabbits. However, one day this changed. Maybe it was a different cat. Maybe this cat was caught off guard and could not escape. Whatever the circumstances, the cat thought the best maneuver was attack. Attack, the cat did. Her opponent retreated, but not before a scratched nose was suffered. The ever-alert tail dropped to the earth, and home the dog came. Still some cats are "picked on” but many are feared. "Safety first, pride second” has become the motto concerning cats. You may have noticed the use of the name Elizabeth, in the last paragraph. Our dog is complex and (so it appears) she may be tending towards the border of insanity. Actually she is a likeable dog, one I would miss tremendously if she should die. Though many laugh at the idea of calling such a small dog by such a large name, I believe that there could be no more appropriate name than Elizabeth. Stephen Claggett TO COVET (imitating the ballad form) A fair young maid was walking About the land one day Plotting and planning ’gainst Her older sister May. "O, May, if you had only been The younger of us two. The land that I am walking on Would not belong to you.” A fair young lad came riding Upon his gallant steed. She hoped that he would be the one To help in time of need. The plan that she related Was a weird, startling frame. Not knowing sister May Had won the young man’s name. In the height of his excitement With a mind that seemed insane With the sword held in his hand The fair young maid was slain. Nancy Wilkey WANTED: PLASMA (modern ballad) It was cold and stormy that fateful day, Cold for a Canadian day in May; The message came through on the short wave set; It was plasma he had to get. For the stormbound Ann lay on her side By the rocky shoal on the incoming tide. Hank loosened the moorings, rolled out of the shed And gaining momentum into the air he sped. He reached the hospital about half past ten; Hank loaded up and was off again; She hove into view about twelve o’clock; She’d radioed port, but she couldn’t dock. He circled low and banked for the turn. But those waves he just couldn’t spurn! He picked up the plasma and dropped it on board. And with a glint of wings he upward soared. Terry Vandegraft Miss Hiserodt, after a biology exam, when several students had asked to be excused to get a drink: "What’s the matter with all you people? Everyone’s so thirsty!” Ted Garey: "The test was so dry!" "I had the toughest time of my life. First, I got angina pectoris and then arteriosclerosis. Just as I was recovering from these, I got tuberculosis, double pneumonia and phthisis. Then they gave me hypodermics. Appendicitis was followed by tonsilectomy. These gave way to aphasia and hypertrophic cirrhosis. I completely lost my memory for awhile. During this time I know I had diabetes and acute indigestion, besides gastritis, rheumatism, lumbago and neuritis. I don’t know how I pulled through it. It was the hardest spelling test I’ve ever had,” exclaimed Sally Goetz. Robert Finck: "Walter Punke has a head like a doorknob.” Donald Geiselman: "How come?” Robert Finck: "Any girl can turn it!” Miss Ross in the nurse’s room: "Babs, how did you get here?” Barbara Spencer: "Flu.” 62Wanda Jones: "Eilene’s hair is turning grey from worry.” Nancy Graack: "Worry over what?” Wanda Jones: "Whether to be a blonde or a redhead.” As the incoming train neared the Chicago Stock Yards, a lady passenger opened her bottle of smelling salts. Soon the whole car was filled with a horrible odor. Harold Krug put up with it as long as he could, then shouted, "Madam, would you mind puttin’ the cork back in that bottle?” Ed Panther: "I dreamed last night that I had invented a new type of breakfast food and was sampling it when—” Mac Raymcr: "Yes, yes; go on.” Ed Panther: "1 woke up and found a corner of the mattress gone!” Lowell Blackmore: "How was the weather in London, Albert?” Albert Khulcs: "Dunno, it was so foggy I couldn't tell.” Don Harttcr won third in the Aberdeen Angus Steer Class at the International Livestock Show' last November. This calf, which is a 4-H project, came from his father's herd. This year he plans to show three Aberdeen Angus fat steers. A if CONGRATULATIONS Compliments of TO THE SENIOR CLASS • or« »•" ill — RITTERBUSCH DRUG STORE MIDGET MARKET Quality Drugs and Prescriptions That which you have, you leave for some- Compliments of one else. What you are will be yours T. P. W. R. R. forever. "THE ROAD THAT’S BEST— LINKS EAST AND WEST" "VINCENT MEMORIAL HOME" WM. E. BURROUGHS, Local Agent 63COMPLIMENTS OF TOM O'LEARY'S GAMBLE STORE COMPLIMENTS OF ANDY'S BARBER SHOP TED'S GROCERY EL PASO. ILLINOIS SERVICE TO YOU EL PASO TELEPHONE COMPANY 1954 SAMPEN HARDWARE Appliances, Hardware, Farm Service Phone 47 El Paso. Illinois COMPLIMENTS FROM UPTOWN BEAUTY SHOP Phone 259 BURTON BAITY and BURTON ANNEX HARDWARE — PAINT — WALLPAPER GIFTS AND TOYS Phone 100 or 14 El Paso EL PASO RECREATION Phone 31 Bowling — Pool — Ping-Pong DALE RATHBUN, Mgr. COMPLIMENTS OF BOB'S DAIRY COMPLIMENTS OF LUAN'S BEAUTY NOOK COMPLIMENTS OF ANDREWS CLEANING SERVICE HYNE'S HARDWARE ELECTRIC 29 West Front El Paso Phone 195 CONGRATULATIONS TO CLASS OF 1954 EL PASO PRODUCE CO. BUYERS OF POULTRY. EGGS AND CREAM Phone 3 COMPLIMENTS OF DAY'S SERVICE CENTER Routes 24 and 51 EL PASO. ILLINOIS EL PASO GREENHOUSE "Say It With Flowers" Phone 334 THE TRAVELER'S MOTEL U. 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